#Reviews

Ikenna Okeh 📖 Rogues of the East

Ikenna Okeh 📖 Rogues of the East

A new pathway for Nigerian crime fiction

A book review of ‘Rogues of the East’ by Ebri Kowaki - How Ikenna Okeh has cleared a new pathway for Nigerian crime fiction. Daring and imaginative Nigerian novelists have published crime novels every other year since 2010. Like dynamite going off underwater, it is creating a great splash. And that splash is what this review analyses.

#Books #Fiction

Evolving Into The Mainstream | A Review of Ugoccie’s ‘Man on Fire’

Ugoccie

Evolving Into The Mainstream

Ugoccie releases 'Man on Fire', a song off her EP, 'A Piece of Me'. Ugoccie’s ‘Man on Fire’ comes as something fresh and refreshing – completely out of the box. Most striking is the realisation that the song kicks off with the narration of a story – storytelling being a vital quality of a traditional entertainer. This attribute of the song makes listening to ‘Man on Fire’ a serious business.

#Music #Highlife #HipHop

Sharaf Band | Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani

Sharaf Band | Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani

My Life is Full of Tribulations

This fascinating compilation gathers recordings from the Horn of Africa spanning several decades, including pop songs as well as tunes recorded for theatrical plays. Many of the recordings were made in Mogadishu, Hargeisa, or Djibouti. Sharaf Band's "Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani" was recorded in the 1980s, but it has a groove similar to what trip-hop producers like Massive Attack would be doing.

#Music #Afrobeat

Beyond Love and Romance

Abudebi Zonjon

A review of Abudebi Zonjon's 'I've Decided'

What the artist intends to achieve with their music is entirely up to them. It is probable that Abudebi Zonjon set out with the song ‘I’ve Decided’ to transport us to a human condition which we are all too familiar with, especially in this present time; the issue of LOVE.

#Music #AfroPop #Soul

Ancient Astronauts | "Zik Zak"

Ancient Astronauts | "Zik Zak"

An African musical odyssey

Over three years in the making, ZIK ZAK is an African musical odyssey, featuring some of the freshest talents from nine countries on the mother continent. Tying this remarkable range of artists together are German production team ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS, weaving the vocal talents of the African singers into their distinctive “Boom Dub” sound. Drawing on Hip Hop, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, and Soul.

#Music #Afrocentric #Reggae #HipHop

Ogene Sounds In The Era of Contemporary Music

An Ogene mucic group

Ogene music gains popularity on the Nigerian music scene.

The traditional Ogene music of Southeast Nigeria is making inroads into contemporary music genres.

#Music Ogene Africa Music