Music Reviews

Nigerian music reviews by the best music critics in the country

You can say that although 2baba (2face) is a legend in the game, he's been missing a solid hit for the best part of a year. You know how it is when someone is a legend, you don't want to write them off quite yet, and for good reason.In...
Skales, Young D and South African rapper, Da Les teamed up to drop a new joint, Gum Body. Now on the surface you might not think it's the sexiest lineup, but once you hit play the song hits you with something fresh almost instantly.Even though I can’t claim to have heard a lot...
You knew I wouldn't pass the chance to review this new song from Reekado Banks. Not with all the drama from the headies and all, and add the fact that Lil Kesh dropped his single not too long ago. Yep, Oluwa Ni from Reekado Banks was definitely on our...
saeon de be cypher
Saeon dropped the cypher version of her single De Be, and reminded everyone in Nigerian hip-hop how it should be done. Featuring an all star cast of A.T, Poe, Eva, Ozone, Tesh Carter and Ycee, this version of De Be is what any real hip-hop fan would love.The production...
Ahhh! Barely a week after big big Next Rated drama that was centered around him, Lil Kesh dropped a new joint, Ibile (translate to Local/Native in Yoruba) almost as a way to remind his fans that he probably deserved that Next Rated Award.The initial melody of the song sounds...
Iyanya and D'Tunes reunited after not working together for a couple of years and released 2 singles, Nothing Mega and Sukumma. In today's review though, we'll be hitting up the first of the pair, Nothing Mega.The first thing that struck me about this tune on first listen was the...
Seyi Shay is a very unique artist in the Nigerian music industry, and that has been a good thing most times, other times not so great. Before her hit single, Murda, last year, the name Seyi Shay was very well known but not many could say why they knew...
Adekunle Gold struck gold twice this year already with his singles, Sade, and Orente, and was looking to hit the trifecta before the end of 2015, and did just that with the new single, Pick Up.The first thing that struck me about this song is that it's lively from...
falz stores that touch review
Falz the badt guy had his single, Karashika buzzing for most of the year, carrying his momentum from 2014 well into 2015. Once word hit that he was releasing an album this year, everyone was curios to see just what Falz would have up his sleeves for his sophomore...
wizkid baba nla
WizKid dropped this joint, Baba Nla, last week to the joy of a lot of fans. It had been a minute since he released an official single so the anticipation was high.The first thing that strikes about this song is the extra smooth beat. Legendury Beatz is really living...
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...

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