The weekend is here! Yo, the weekend is here! You must not have hear me: the weekend is HERE! I’m ecstatic about spending the next couple of days sweating away the stresses of daily grind. (Somebody tell me where I can get a refund for this adulting thing, for real!) If you’re with me, let’s...Continue reading
Over the past decade, Nigeria’s dominance in the arts has been on a steady rise. Today, Nigeria’s influence is simply undeniable. Look around you: more and more people are talking or trying to talk pidgin.
I recently spent a nice evening with good friends of mine. We were catching up and kicking it over good tunes. That’s where I drew the inspiration for this mix. And I was concocting it, I kept thinking of the magic of music… It relieves anxiety; it offsets the daily stresses; and it offers us...Continue reading
I’m bringing back the ‘Smoke x Mirrors‘ series after a month-long absence. It’s been difficult to listen to anything but Nipsey, and I’m thankful for the time I was afforded before getting back on the saddle. There’s been an abundance of solid projects that I caught up with the past few days and that’s given...Continue reading
Last Friday, DJ Khaled has released his new album (Father of Asahd) and rolled out eight singles with videos over the past three days. (And we’ve been along for the ride this past weekend. I refer you to the ‘Higher‘ and ‘I Don’t Care‘ editions of Roll & Coasters) Here, I’ve featured the latest two,...Continue reading
There’s strength in numbers. That’s the running theme behind most of the videos in this week’s Roll and Coasters. From one-two punch combinations (Bas with Cozz, Juicy J with Kanye, Pryse with Eva Alordiah) to massive posse cuts (DJ Juls, DJ Khaled, Khuli Chana), it’s all here.
I got Ghana all over this one! The lead is another excellent offering from Mr Eazi, a Nigerian who made his bones in Ghana before breaking through on the continental stage. “Dabebi” also features King Promise, a Ghanaian. His country mate, Kuami Eugene, the self-proclaimed rock star has just released an album to back his...Continue reading
I hope this summer has been as great for you as it has been for me. Then again, I always think summers are great because that’s when I celebrate my Mom’s and two of my sisters’ birthdays — talk less of my own. This year’s hot season was mostly a blur. But, anytime I’ll try...Continue reading
I’m still in the mood to start off with pleasing my francophone people. And it’s quite easy to do it with MHD — you should be familiar with his work or check out “Bella” and “XIX“. The king of Afro Trap is back with frequent collaborator Dadju on the sultry “Bébé”.
Don’t sleep on Chromeo. The guys have been bringing on the funk and good vibes for what seems like an eternity and this is no different. Other people you shouldn’t sleep on — and the homie Sen went at length as to why — are in here as well. So without further ado…