Bridging the Gap between Art and Politics: How Tuface Idibia and Tekno are leading the way

(all photos courtesy Royal TV) Art and Politics.  The arguments have raged on whether the two are distinct​ or are mutually inexclusive. The arguments of those who advocate  the separation rest in the fact that, artists don’t understand the nuances of politics and are therefore liable to misinform, misjudge and miseducate the masses who believe in their words. This ‘flaw’ […]

Album REVIEW: JULS – Leap of Faith

On his love soaked EP, Juls takes a leap that has definitely paid off Love is at the centre of Leap of Faith, the debut EP released by UK based Ghanaian producer, DJ Juls on 8th May. The meaning behind the EP title comes as a double entendre. First, it’s reflect a certain doubt in his crossing from a credible […]

The Ghanaian producer behind Nigeria’s favorite hits

The year 2013 was a revelation for afropop. At the time, Nigerian artists such as Davido and P-Square were releasing infectious club tracks that emanated directly from the high energy of life in Lagos; songs like “Skelewu” and “Personally” dominated local airwaves and then spread globally, waving the flag for Nigerian pop. But 2013 was also the year that a […]

ALBUM REVIEW: VILLY & THE XTREME VOLUMES – HUMANIMALS

Villy & The Xtreme Band air out their frustrations about leadership and injustice in Africa in a defiant yet enchanting manner over amazing grooves on their latest EP ‘Humanimals’     Villy & The Xtreme Volumes new EP is short and heavy in content. Humanimals is a 6 track EP which runs for 32 minutes. The heaviness of the album […]