A rough year has come and finally gone. We’re still in the middle of the pandemic, but we’re more hopeful than ever that things will get better. If I’ve learned anything from 2020, it was that we should savour any moment of reprieve and even celebrate the little things. Today is my birthday, and I...Continue reading
The idea behind ‘Teintée Africaine’ came about when I noticed a growing trend: European acts of African descent were increasingly tapping into the current popular African sounds and genres to innovate. The idea, then, was to pair those works with those made at the source. While the latter enjoyed less plaudits outside its locale, I...Continue reading
2019 is in the books and we’ve tried as much (and as quick) as possible to whittle down the music we’ve enjoyed to our favorites. It turned out that, between four guys, we had a loooot of them — in spite of overlaps! In the end, we agreed to pick out a few major trends,...Continue reading
I had the occasion, a few months ago, to give a bit of insight on GIMS (who remains a favorite despite erring away from hip-hop). “Entre nous c’est mort” is — like all GIMS singles that I’ve included in previous Roll & Coasters going as far back as March 2018 — off of his third...Continue reading
…Because that’s the feeling I was going with. They been told me DJ Okoro, you’re all about the sweet moments and lovely times. But just in case you didn’t knew, your boy can get grimey and all that if the occasion calls for it! And this is just a little exhibit of how sick the...Continue reading
We’re halfway through the week people. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting ready to get my party hat on in less than 72 hours. And if I happen to be the one supplying the music, then I have a pretty good idea of what it will sound like. After all, I’m the Chief...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.
We’ve been talking up summer for months. We’re now in the thick of it and — it might be just me, but — we’re getting sunny music from all corners. All new music seems to be geared to vacationers. Then again that’s what this season calls for, ain’t it? To start things of this week,...Continue reading
I am quite fond of the Pure Lounge 4 and I was pleased with the positive feedback that the playlist had garnered. I also liked that we dug into our personal pictures to capture the feeling I wanted to convey. It proved a winning and fulfilling combo. So why not do the same again?
We were so looking forward to Boogie’s debut album! And boy did he not disappoint! I had no doubts that Everythings for Sale would be a good album but I was frankly blown away. So, I see no better way to kick off this meaty playlist with his single, a collaboration with J.I.D (who’s also...Continue reading