Supersonic Blaze: Blazing the trail for the Akwa Ibom Entertainment Industry and making music for the fans

“Leroi, let’s go on a voyage in the world of music and let’s focus on the Akwa Ibom Entertainment Industry” Aniekan my friend said to me as we sat in a bar in Lagos, chilling on a Friday evening. “Alright, I am listening” I replied. “You know, once upon a time, the Akwa Ibom Entertainment […]

Osondi Owendi: The story behind the song by Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe

Osondi Owendi is a popular highlife track by late highlife maestro, Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe. One day in the early 80s, on a cool Saturday evening in Atani, Ogbaru local government area in Anambra State, a young man and rookie highlife musician, Osita Osadebe was hanging out at an open-air joint. He was enjoying the […]

10 Reasons why South Africans and Kenyans love Nigerian music

Nigerian music has grown at an exponential rate over the years. Today, naija music is generally accepted and played everywhere in Africa and the western world. Nigerian music dominates the music playlists in various African countries and there is a high demand for Nigerian artistes. I have taken time to study the reception of Nigerian […]

The story behind Sweet Fanta Diallo by Alpha Blondy

Once upon a time, African reggae star, Alpha Blondy slunk into depression and was admitted as a psychiatric patient in an Ivorian psychiatric hospital. While at the hospital, a very beautiful but mysterious nurse took care of him faithfully. Her name was Fanta Diallo. Curiously, every time she entered his ward nobody would be around […]

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