Wale’s Shine Album Review on The Plug

Whilst writing about the Nigerian features on Wale’s new album, I also noticed an album review on DJ Booth’s The Plug as written by Yoh.

If you do not know about DJ Booth, I reckon the site is doing a really good job for the hip-hop genre and the articles on their are quite thorough as well as well thought through. However, on this instance, a few comments from the reviewer on tracks 4 and 10 do not seem too right. Then again, the reviewer has done a great job on the insights from the album on a ‘1 Listen Review’.

For track 4′, ‘Fine Girl, the reviewer uses  ‘Afrobeats/dancehall’ to describe the vibe he gets from the song. This again, places Wizkid, who his featured on that song, as an ‘Afrobeats’ act. For emphasis, Major Lazer and British female act ‘Dua Lipa’ are also on this song and their genres are far from the alluded ‘Afrobeats’ which does not still seem like the definition of the new Nigerian sound championed by D’Banj, Wiz and co.

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Poe – Mavin , Man Already and Mainstream

To many a Nigerian music fan and head, it came with mixed feelings when Mavin Records’ Don Jazzy announced the signing of Johnny Drille, DNA and Poe earlier this year. Johnny Drille’s music was not ‘ready for the Nigerian market’, they said. For DNA, Nigerian did not need another P-Square, they also said. Continue reading “Poe – Mavin , Man Already and Mainstream”

Wizkid featured on Mass Appeal’s best songs of Q1 2017

Earlier this year, Wizkid was featured on now incarcerated Jamaica artist Vybz Kartel’s ‘Wine To The Top’.

Last week, Mass Appeal ranked the song as one of the best 17 songs released in 2017 so far. The song comes in at number 16 on the list that also includes songs from Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar. Continue reading “Wizkid featured on Mass Appeal’s best songs of Q1 2017”