Badoo is a music industry icon. In this post, we are going to take a critical look at 5 reasons why Olamides music is so widely accepted. As an artiste, he has ushered in a new dawn for rap in Nigeria after taking over from Dagrin. He has a great
2018 is just a month and a few days old so I can still call this a new year. This year the mainstream is going to witness a lot of rap, most with meaningless lyrical content. And thus the anti-melody shaku shaku rap, is set to take over the pop
It is no longer news that Olamide's latest song has been banned. "Science student” hasn't lasted on the air. It was just beginning to get airplay on radio and features on social media before the ban was placed on it by the NBC. This is coming after his song “Wo” was
Hip Hop music as a genre has evolved into a global force in entertainment, enlightenment, education and art. It keeps on expanding and evolving into new and diverse sub genres which are received with mixed reactions of praise and criticisms on various subjects matter like lyrics, concept, production and influence. For
Hip hop in Nigeria isn't the same way it was years back. About 3 decades ago, there was nothing like rap music in the Nigerian music industry. Only until the late 90's did we begin to hear the kicking sounds of this genre in the music industry. That foreigner was
It is unfortunate that most upcoming artistes in Nigeria are isolated and disenfranchised within the industry. Furthermore, the usually nonchalant behavior from bloggers, OAPs and media heads prohibits the expression and practice of hip hop culture. In this article, I will be pointing out some challenges that upcoming rappers have
The Nigerian music industry has always been forefront in entertainment across Africa, especially in the area of music. Despite the interesting competition in the industry, there is still enough room and love to go round. It is also remarkable that despite the nation's bad economy which can be summed up
This has been a question for quite some time due to it's nature and characteristics. Unlike other genres in hip hop, there are clear distinctions between Trap and traditional Hip Hop in general. What is Trap Music? Trap music is a genre that is gaining quite a bit of momentum among the
Born as Onome Onokohwomo, Yung6ix is a name that rings bells in the music industry and a force to reckon with in Nigerian hip hop. He was born and raised in the oil rich Niger delta area of Warri in Delta State. Olamide is repping the West, Phyno/Zoro who are making
This is a story of three kings with three microphones, each ruling over their own people in three different domains. Cassper Nyovest sold out the +60, 000 capacity FnB stadium in South Africa. Phyno took up the challenge and sold out the +50, 000 capacity Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium in his hometown.
Welcome back to the second part of the trap series. On this particular post, we are going to focus on characteristics of Trap music which is not normally present in other basic genres of rap music that qualifies a rapper for a GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) title. This is not
Hello DJBooth, I'm Tylz, a 16-year-old Nigerian artiste and a dedicated follower of hip hop. I also write for one of the most followed hip hop outlets in Africa. I'm usually impressed by DJBooth, and if nobody else does, I believe your platform is a leading authority in Hip Hop culture.
As an Emcee myself, I always wondered if Trap music was a hip hop music sub genre we could take seriously. Because generally I see its rise as the cause of this present day decline of lyricism in hip hop. Especially with the sudden popularity of Mumble rap; a spin-off
Hip hop is dying in Nigeria, but we don't want it to, at least some of us. We don't want Afro-pop singers to to start winning "best hip hop act in Africa". Nah, we have hope in the culture, and that's why M.I's "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life"
After leaving the "major" game for so long, veteran J town emcee, MI Abaga, stormed back with a new outrageously long-titled single called "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life". There is a singularity blunder in "Life". Notwithstanding, this is already a...well, I'll save the "classic" label for years to come.
Freestyling is no child's play. Good rappers are known for their freestyle skills. While a few others are known for other skills like wordplay, delivery, and storytelling. Rappers like Jay Z, Eminem, Drake, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, A-Q, Boogey, Blaqbonez & Vector Tha Viper are known for their ability to
One of my biggest discoveries was realizing that there are effective ways to express ourselves without words. You can express yourself by channeling your energy into something productive and meaningful. Most likely into something physical and artistic. I have Hip Hop to thank for this realization. READ: Hip hop music possesses
The hip hop music scene has never been the same ever since Eldee the Don left the shores of this country for greener pastures. Lanre Dabiri popularly known by his stage name, is a Nigerian-American rapper, music producer and a Singer who studied Architecture at the prestigious University of Lagos
What comes to mind when you think of hip hop music? Most people think of money, drugs and fast women. Ask me what comes to my mind and I’d say politics, passion and poetry. Admittedly, today’s hip-hop has lost some of its original appeal. Turn to 102.3 The Beat and you
By: Gracious Nwawulu Zara, Hip Hop Head Columnist Where Is MI? This is the question on the lips of ardent Hip Hop followers. He is ranked as one of the best rappers that Nigeria has ever produced. But having graced the headlines with a Mix-tape which he dropped last year, Mr
Upcoming rappers in Nigeria all have one thing in common. They all think they're the next best thing. They are wrong 99.9% of the time, because it doesn't matter what you think you are. what matters is what your listeners are able to deduce when you come up on stage
Chocolate city is the best Record label in Nigeria! Did I declare that too soon? You'd expect that statement should come somewhere towards the end of this piece after much explanations. But hey, let's call a spade a spade. Most of the entertainment labels you see operating aren't what we expect
Olamide's "Wo" is an excellent example of a Nigerian workout song and I'll explain why in this short piece. When "Panda" by designer came out, we all jumped on it and made it our workout track. Now we have something made in Nigeria, by a Nigerian. So if your looking for
Pryse came into our consciousness in 2011 with a bang. She looked all set to take the music industry by storm. With her feature on M.I Abaga's “No-tis” (a cover of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis”) on Illegal Music 2; label leaders Audu Maikori and Paul Okeugo were blown away by her.
Ice Prince Zamani sounds like an upcoming rapper these days. Maybe you haven't noticed but the superstar rapper isn't grabbing anyone's attention with his latest songs. His music feels a little too normal. Gone are the days when Ice Prince would rhyme and actually rap. VOTE: Who is the best rapper