Nigeria is deeply polarised along ethnic, religious, cultural and political lines – and violence is never far from the surface.
The album doesn’t live up to the hype - but features some decent collaborations.
Afrobeats truly conquered the globe, influencing music styles, packing out stadiums and lifting awards.
The album Mr. Money With The Vibe, with its amapiano influences, is just 30 minutes long but it speaks volumes about Asake’s talents.
Nigeria’s Afrobeats stars love to identify with Fela’s activism and music - but their tributes are becoming opportunistic and empty.
With Renaissance, Beyoncé is again shaping pop culture, honouring black disco pioneers and Africa’s rise.
Afrofusion is a music style that existed even before Burna Boy was born.
Nigerian popular music - Afrobeats - is storming the world’s stages. But it’s just the latest stage in a vibrant century of recorded music in the country.
The Afrobeat star used music to promote and preserve his Yoruba culture - while entertaining diverse global influences.
The man who taught Fela Kuti a thing or two has been all but erased from formal music history. He deserves much better treatment in death.
Of a record nine nominees, seven are from West Africa. The global rise of Afrobeats music owes its soul to Nigeria’s iconic star Fela Kuti.
Victor Abimbola Olaiya took up highlife music in the late 1950s and combined it with the trumpet to improve on its texture and aesthetic quality.
The search for old or new African sounds is based around a nostalgia culture that is endemic to Anglo-American popular music.