Every Saturday both here in Europe and United States. The queue of stylish men and women, many of whom wouldn’t be out of place in a music video, snakes around the block of many Nite-clubs, discotheque. It looks like a typical crowd for a New York hip-hop club, come to dance to Jay-Z or Lil Wayne. But it’s not, and they haven’t. In fact, inside the club there’s barely an American track to be heard, because this crowd isn’t particularly interested in listening to American music. Instead, the majority of the tunes the DJ spins are the latest urban hits from Nigeria, and the punters, mainly young Africans, are hooked on every one. It’s all part of the [...]
A yet another step forward for the Nigerian singing sensation P-Square with the release of yet another hit video that is making waves. presently with 18,205,379 Views on Youtube. And one other thing about this Music video is that all comments on Youtube are positive. The twins have shown tremendous ingenuity over the years and are pushing it even further with “Personally”.
Mimicking the “eternal” moves of the late American Superstar Michael Jackson, they combine the American’s style with pure unadulterated Nigerian hip hop- which is fast becoming a popular genre. The twins have long been taunted for imitating stars like Usher, MJ, et cetera, but they make no fuss- in this [...]
News from Nigeria often concentrates on corruption in politics, fighting with the Boko Haram militants in the north and unrest in the oil-producing Delta region – but Africa’s most populous nation has also quietly become a hotbed for the arts.The big band was rehearsing in the sauna. At least, that is what it felt like in a cramped room at Lagos’s School of Music.It was packed with young musicians who, despite the heat, were giving it their all whilst paying close attention to the conductor, Tony Chiafor – a retired lieutenant commander from the Nigerian navy.By the end of a rousing rendition of the tune, Onward Together, the saxophonists and flautists, as [...]