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Music Reviews

Nigerian music reviews by the best music critics in the country

Now that we know that Davido wont be dropping an album this year, we know he's trying to wrap up the year with something solid to carry his buzz well into 2016. So. Cue in The Money featuring Olamide.Produced by Kid Dominant, The Money is very mellow, smooth, and...
Runtown is set to drop his debut album, Ghetto University and decided to release this single, Wahali to lead up to the album release. He's had a nice number of hits over the past 2 years including Gallardo, Domot and Baby Answer so I was expecting the good trend...
As I was looking for a great way to start this article, I realized there was just no way to begin it, without referencing the awesome talent that is Wande Coal. Since the days of Mo'hits, Wande has always been a standout star, and was the only Mo'hits member to...
naeto c atide
Naeto C teamed up with Maleek Berry for this new joint, Atide, and my initial thought after listening was "Hmmm... Naeto C has found his touch again." And really that's a good thing.At the onset the beat kinda sounds like that of Kiss Daniel's Laye, but we'll forgive that since...
Every so often, when you're beginning to think that all Nigerian music sound the same with recycled beats, lyrics, and ideas, something comes out and surprises you pleasantly.That's the way I felt listening to this album, The Collectiv3 LP, from SDC, Temi Dollface, Kid Konnect, IKON, Funbi, Nsikak, Poe...
phyno connect
Am I the only one that heard Olamide's Story For The Gods when this song (Phyno - Connect) started off? No? Well once I got over that I was able to listen to the song well.This is completely different from what we're used to getting from Phyno. I guess...
Lil Kesh has been arguably the highest rated rising star since the beginning of 2014, and for good reason. When you have one of the biggest hits in a year, and 2 other strong hits, you become very hard to ignore.In his new joint, Is It Because I Love...
davido dodo
Davido has been buzzing all year around for all his different singles, and features and for good reason to. His soon to be released album, The Baddest, is the most anticipated of 2016.Once this tune, DODO, dropped yesterday, I gave it a little bit of time for the initial...
chidinma
Before this song dropped, I was already licking my lips. Chidinma Ms Kedike and MI Abaga on a track together certainly sounded like something very much to look forward to. But then when the song dropped, and I listened, I was very let down to be honest.First off, the...
Dbanj will forever be a great. A living legend, and one of those that paved the way for most of the new artists out here today, but there comes a time where everyone has to bow out.Over the past year, Dbanj has released 5+ singles, and with the exception...
banky w high notes
Banky W is super talented, and that we've known for a while now, but what sets him apart from the many is that he's an intelligent artist, and it often reflects in his music.His new tune, High Notes is not just a very nice tune, it's also one that...
Quite honestly I haven't paid much attention to Lady Donli, but while browsing through the music pages and listening to new songs this one instantly caught my attention.The first thing that struck me about the song was the easy going and soothing beat. Lady Donli's flow style is unique,...
The first thing that struck me about this song,  Olu Maintain - Cinderella, was the sample of Peacock's Highlife Band's Eddie Quansa. It seems like everyone is grabbing something from the song all of a sudden. It sets a very familiar tone for the song, but after that initial feel...
phyno nnunu
Phyno dropped this new joint, Nnunu, a few days ago featuring StormRex, seemingly out of no where and pleasantly surprised a lot of fans. Phyno over the past year has become easily one of the top 5 rappers in Nigeria and it looks like he's not trying to fall off that...
reminisce baba hafusa
It is commonplace, here in Western Nigeria, for parents to be addressed by attaching ‘Baba’ or ‘Mama’ to the name of one of their progenies, e.g Baba Hafusa. Such names evoke respect as they tell us that the person in question is responsible for, at least, the child by...
wizkid expensive shit
WizKid dropped his new joint, Expensive Shit amid some seriously high expectations. Considering the amount of buzz he's been getting in 2015, we were all patiently waiting for this tune to drop along with his collabo with Chris Brown.On first listen, the song to me brings mixed feelings. On...