10 Hottest Nigerian Hip-Hop (Rap) songs of 2018

10 best Nigerian rap songs of 2018
10 best Nigerian rap songs of 2018

 

2018 has been power-packed with great uplifting feel-good music. Our Nigerian musicians, producers, engineers, songwriters performers, and all stakeholders have been hard at work all year.

It is a blessing to produce music, especially one that has some sort of positive impact on the individual.

Music is medicine and musicians are our second doctors, if not first sometimes. Continue reading “10 Hottest Nigerian Hip-Hop (Rap) songs of 2018”

State of music publishing in Nigeria

state of music publishing in Nigeria
Simi is a renowned Nigerian songwriter and recording artist (Image credit: X3M Music)

Why are we not seeing enough Nigerian music placed in TV or radio commercials and in Nollywood movies?

Asides income generated from physical CD sales, digital downloads and streaming (mechanical royalties), Nigerian songwriters and artists should be getting royalties from avenues like Nollywood and I dear say Hollywood movies. Yes, because it’s happened already.

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5 tips for ensuring you do not go broke this Xmas in Nigeria

5 tips to make you not go broke this december and xmas
Broke ass nigga (Credit: Shutterstock)

Xmas is in the air!

It’s that time of the season when you begin to hear tons of radio ads inviting you to one event or the other – music concerts, weddings (bring on the aso-ebi craze), reunion parties and so on.

No doubt it’s good to celebrate after all the hard work throughout the year; Heck, even God delights in merriment, when done according to His will of course. But as we all know, with festivities comes a lotta spending, and if not mindful, you may go broke into the new year. Continue reading “5 tips for ensuring you do not go broke this Xmas in Nigeria”

What fascinates me about Copywriting

What is copywriting about
Let’s talk copywriting (Credit: Kopywritingkourse.com)

Copywriting is not for the lazy.

It is a creative art and science that requires a lot of mental exercise to get it right, though some copies may look like a piece of cake producing it.
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Annual rent gradually becoming old skool

Fibre is a leading startup for monthly rent payments
Fibre is a leading startup for quarterly rent payments (Image credit: Twitter/Techcrunch)

Housing in Nigeria as of today is a major headache for the average guy out there. There are so many problematic areas.

Social housing is next to zero. Mortgaged properties are practically non-existent and out of reach from the common man.

Landlords are steady collecting annual rent, knowing well that most people are not paid annually, which makes it very difficult to cough out the rent (and other associated fees) conveniently. Continue reading “Annual rent gradually becoming old skool”

The ‘madness’ I witnessed at 2018’s Rocktoberfest Lagos!!! [Review]

Rocktoberfest2018 review
Face art at Rocktoberfest2018 Lagos (Image Credit: Twitter/Ken_Pache)

Being a fan of rock music, I had always been keen to attend the much talked about Rocktoberfest.

I finally got to attend the fourth edition of the annual music event that held on Saturday, 27th of October, 2018.

Body and face artworks and design painting, black merchandise tees and loud music greeted me as I strolled in to the venue. Continue reading “The ‘madness’ I witnessed at 2018’s Rocktoberfest Lagos!!! [Review]”

A tribute to my lovely grandma Caroline

A grandma illustration (Credit: dribbble.com)

The shock of you passing away broke me.
No, you didn’t have to go the way you did.
Life once again rears its ugly head.
I somewhat feel guilty for your loss.
I knew you could have used some help but I left it to chance.
I let the thought of not being able to afford a care provider for you get in the way.
Oh how wrong I was. You clearly needed help. Continue reading “A tribute to my lovely grandma Caroline”

Bubbling Under: Bankemusic (New artist discovery)

Bankemusic Nigerian singer
Banke on stage (Image credit: Twitter/Bankemusic)

My A&R instincts once again leads me to discovering an artist made of gold! Her name – Banké , going by the stage name Bankemusic.

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The funny yet dead serious tale of a Nigerian talent manager, Wale Applause

Wale Applause (L) had quite a lot to say about managing Lil Kesh (R), artist management in Nigeria and more

As a young ‘Naija’ music fan looking at the Nigerian music industry from the outside, you tend to see it as all glamorous and shiny — the expensive cool whips and houses the musicians and record label execs flaunt about on social media, the beautiful ladies in their music videos etc etc

You think to yourself…it doesn’t get any better for these guys — the managers, artists, hypemen, DJs and so on.

But King Wale Applause, a largely unknown talent manager, begs to see otherwise.

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