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Fefe - Jeune a la retraite

Video by Fefe (Saian Supa Crew): VPC – Vilain Petit Canard

This week saw the release of a music video for our favourite song from one of our favourite albums to come out in France last year, ‘Jeune a la retraite’ by Saian Supa…


Modenine & Tuface – We dey vex

While awaiting the 2010 album by Modenine, the lyrical genius surprised us with a track off the album featuring Tuface Idibia. Says Modenine: “We dey vex ft Tuface has no real subject matter,…


Fecko – First Impression EP

It’s no secret that the African hip hop forums in the past ten-plus years has been an international breeding ground of talent. Think of two volumes of African hip hop mixtapes, initiated and…


Ibiyemi – Don’t Leave Me

One of the biggest voices from Nigeria is a California born, Nigeria raised singer-songwriter named Ibiyemi. Her artistic achievements include singing at the 2007 presidential inauguration ceremony and entertaining guests at various foreign…


AQ – Wahala Dey

Nigerian rapper AQ, born as Gilbert Ubani, got initiated into the world of hip-hop in secondary school after hearing classic songs from Biggie, Jay-z, and Rakim. He started rapping professionally in 1998. After…


JJC – We are Africans

Remember JJC, the UK dwelling Nigerian producer of Big Brovaz fame? A couple of years back he released a solo effort ‘Atide’, then became presenter of BBC 1Xtra’s African show (currently hosted by…


Geoffy G – Over (Nane’s song)

Nigerian artist based in the Netherlands Geoffy G is working on his first mini album release ‘Maintain yourself’ which should be out in Nigeria later this year. The video for the first single…


Bb – Mo Badd

The music industry in Nigeria is undoubtedly experiencing a revolution, growing in leaps and bounds. A few years ago deejays only played foreign songs. That definitely has changed: playing a song that is…


Bunny Mack – Let Me Love You (Wale remix)

Coming to us through the 24/7 buzz of Twitter, here’s a new (and as yet unmixed) demo track by Wale in which he pays homage to the time where his parents dragged him…

Dizzy K Falola

Nigerian rap: the first decade (1981 – 1991)

This month we take it back to 1980′s Nigeria, an era during which quite some local rap was recorded, often outside of the context of hip hop culture. Together with Uchenna Ikonne (Comb & Razor) we look at Nigerian rap released on vinyl records between 1981 and 1991.

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