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  I’m a horror junkie. But I’m not going to bore you about how I became one, only that it goes back to my childhood and that tall sturdy shelf that housed VHS tapes. Perhaps I was too young to have a broad palate: low-budget, slapstick horror movies were just as enjoyable as the ones…

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As a writer, music has proved to be one of my greatest inspirations over the years. I’m a music lover and combining this with my self imposed title of unrepentant media addict, you can imagine how I spend a great part of each day listening to music. In particular, I have a soft spot for…

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It’s not every day that an artiste weaned off from a music reality show like MTN Project Fame takes us by surprise. We are used to seeing most contestants, after departing from these platforms, make a few decent singles and then the noisy singles, in alignment with the industry’s go-commercial-or-go-home climate, release a hastily-produced album…

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I have lost count of how many times I’ve heard septuagenarians say they miss the days of ‘good’ music.’ This isn’t just a Nigerian thing. So many people of advanced age sit in circles and talk about how ‘children of nowadays’ have ‘ruined’ music. Just like in every artform, people experiment and come up with…

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The year is 2008 and I’m watching Skales perform for the first time at the Future Awards pre-awards conference in Lagos. The hall is disappointingly small, but Skales’ still-going, swagger-laced performance creates an illusion of space. He raps eloquently and confidently, an artiste sure of himself. Just fresh from winning the Zain Tru Search competition…

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I was at the studio a few days back when we started talking about rap music and why so few rappers excel in the Nigerian music industry. It all started when one of the sound engineers asked rhetorically, “who rap help sef?” He pointed out that many of the singers in the industry today started…

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2016 has been a good year for the Nigerian music industry, perhaps some parameters short of being a great one, especially as the industry continues to struggle to define itself and build concrete and lasting structures. The year started with so many controversies and you will be forgiven if you thought that the artistes had…

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One of the things I love in my entire life is music… Like I can literally be watching MTV and Trace all day even when they are showing repeat stuff. I don’t care. As much as I love music, I love dancing (or my sad excuse for dancing anyways). I can’t dance… I can’t dance…

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On The Kick, our hosts, Sho (@showontstop) and Tee (@Terdoo) run a critical analysis on the lyrics of popular Nigerian music. The Kick will come up here every Thursday at 5pm. Please have a listen and give us your feedback. ****   **** [Intro] Tinny Entertainment baby It’s your boy Ycee It’s E Kelly Tinny [Hook]…

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“So Miss Pee, we would love to know, what is the inspiration behind your music?” the host of ‘The Morning Show’ asked me. I have no idea why I hesitated. The answer was at the tip of my tongue just as it always was whenever I was asked this question. Maybe it was because it…

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The world is currently mourning the death of star musician, actor, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Prince Rogers Nelson aka Prince.  The prolific pop star endeared himself to many through not just his music, but also through the way he conducted himself in the entertainment industry.  Below are some lessons to be learnt from the career of…

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On The Kick, our hosts, Sho (@showontstop) and Tee (@Terdoo) run a critical analysis on the lyrics of popular Nigerian music. The Kick will come up here every Thursday at 5pm. Please have a listen and give us your feedback, let us know what you think, what we did good and what we should improve on.…