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THE SARKODIE EXPLOSION

Africa’s fastest rapper is out to conquer the world The Twi speaking rapper is probably the biggest Ghanaian act in both dollar and musical terms...

Soukouss Sensation that rules Africa

Awilo Longomba is a Congolese musician who was a drummer in Viva la Musica, Stukas, Nouvelle Generation and Loketo. In 1995, he finally quit...

MINGUS: VOICING REBELLIOUS INNOVATION

Charles Mingus was probably responsible for more truly adventurous and experimental performances of jazz than any other bass player of his generation. This was...

BULLETS AND POP BANDS

Surviving Biafra with POP Music. Bullets and Bands. It sounds incongruous, like Guns and Roses! (the great American super band) But in the enclave of...

ELEGANZA ROCKS LAGOS AT 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH

It turned out to be the biggest music festival in recent Nigerian history, sponsored by a billionaire who made his old money working day...

PERFORMANCE AND PERSONALITY….The Tiwa – Wizkid Connection

Over the past Christmas season Tiwa Savage performed in London to a rapturous audience.. It is fit and proper that she should return to...

COUNT BASIE’S ORCHESTRAL LEGACY

Whenever the historic musical legacy of the great big bands of America is being discussed the occupancy of the prime places of recognition and...

PART 3: THE SOUNDS OF THE 60s

I attended an end of the year Pop concert at King’s College Assembly Hall Lagos in December 1965. On hand were RHYTHM ‘N FIVE,...

NIGERIA IS A MUSIC POWERHOUSE WORTH TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS

As the government grapples with the reality of an unprecedented economic downturn in many years, everyone is talking about one thing: How to diversify...
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