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Harvey Manson, Grammy Academy CEO, says the addition of an Afrobeats category to the Grammys is being considered. The CEO revealed the plans during a press conference at the Global Citizens concert in Ghana on Monday. He said the academy has kicked off the first process to adding an Afrobeats category to the prestigious award. According to him, the members of the academy will have to submit a proposal for the addition of the new...

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Nigerian artistes, Burna Boy and Tems, have been nominated for the 17th BET hip-hop awards. The list of nominees for the awards which celebrate hip-hop performers, producers and music video directors was unveiled on Tuesday. Grammy-award winner, Burna Boy, born Damini Ogulu, got a nomination in the ‘Video Director of the Year’ category for his self-directed music video, ‘Last Last’, which currently has over 75 million views on YouTube. Other ‘Video Director of the Year’...

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Since its release on 30 October 2020, as the fourth single from Wizkid’s fourth studio album, Made in Lagos, Essence is racking up numbers. The sensual song that sees Wizkid and Tems express their desire for each other has moved from a slow-burning fan favourite to a mainstream monster by making astronomical climb on prestigious music charts. Essence is the first Nigerian song in history to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200. It has also continued to scoop local...

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..artiste drops an eponymous four-track EP Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mavins Records, Don Jazzy, has announced the signing of a new artiste to the record label. Michael Ajereh, known professionally as Don Jazzy, unveiled Bayanni, the latest artiste of the music label, via a video shared on his social media pages on Tuesday. The lab-themed video, which features popular skit makers, Chukwuemeka Ejekwu, known as Sabinus and Chukwuebuka Amuzie, alias Brain Jotter, shows...

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Nigerian artiste, Adelabu Alexander, popularly known as Magixx, has been announced as Spotify’s “Fresh Finds Africa artiste” for August. Spotify is an online music streaming platform. Founded on 23 April 2006, it is one of the largest music streaming service providers, with over 433 million monthly active users, including 188 million paying subscribers, as of June 2022. In a statement on Friday, Phiona Okumu, head of music, Spotify for sub-Saharan Africa, described the 24-year-old signee...

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Mavin Records won the ‘Fastest Growing Entertainment Brand’ in the 2022 edition of the Global Brands Award organised by Global Brand Magazine. Global Brands Awards is an annual event held by Global Brands Magazine (GBM), an international publication headquartered in the United Kingdom. The Brands Awards aim to recognise and reward companies that have performed remarkably well in finance, education, hospitality, automotive, lifestyle, education, real estate, technology and several more. Mavin Records, a Nigerian record label founded...

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Nigerian flutist, Tee Mac Iseli, has revealed that Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is 86 years old. Tee Mac, ex-President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), made the disclosure on Facebook while airing his opinion on why Tinubu is not qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. The veteran flutist disclosed that though he and Tinubu were related by marriage, it was important...

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The organisers of the Headies Awards have disqualified Portable as a nominee at the 15th edition of the Nigerian music awards. The West African Pilot reports that Portable, born Habeed Okikiola, who is a first-time nominee, snagged a spot in the Rookie of the Year and Best Street-Hop Artiste categories. For the Rookie of the Year award, his co-nominees were Av, Fave, Magixx, and Ugoccie, and he was pitted against Bella Shmurda, Rexxie, Mohbad, Naira Marley, Nektunez and Goya Menor for the Best Street-Hop...

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It is another win for Nigerian award-winning singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, as she features on the soundtrack for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer. Sharing the trailer on his Twitter page, Tems’ manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi, wrote, “Grateful to the amazing people at @MarvelStudios. BIG LOVE to the legend Ryan Coogler. “It’s @temsbaby on the official Black Panther 2 trailer. My father is in heaven. Thank you once again. Rest in peace @chadwickboseman.” The...

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P-Square, the Nigerian music duo consisting of the twin brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye, has made an explosive return to the music scene with two new hit tracks: Jaiye (Ihe Geme) and Find Somebody. The singles, with a music video for Jaiye, dropped across all music platforms on Friday, following weeks of anxiety by fans who were exposed to different teasers by the duo. Jaiye is a dance-pop track accompanied by an Amapiano sound. The music video was...

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