Interview

Interview: JAE5 Is Crafting London's Distinct Diasporic Sound

We talk to the buzzing producer about his Grammy win alongside Burna Boy, his work with J Hus and the ever-looming influence of Ghana.

Music

Listen to Burna Boy's New Album 'Love, Damini'

The highly-anticipated new record from the African Giant has arrived, featuring appearances from Popcaan, Ed Sheeran, J Hus, Victony, Kehlani, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Khalid and more.

Music

Review: Burna Boy’s Vulnerability Forms the Core of ‘Love, Damini’

The global Nigerian superstar’s highly-anticipated sixth album charts a story of victory, love, loss, pain and strength over a number of colorful musical influences.

Music

What Does the New U.S. Afrobeats Chart Mean For the Perception of African Music?

There's a lot of confusion about what African music is considered "Afrobeats" and whether the chart will take into account the vastness of African music.

Featured

12 Songs That Make Us Extremely Proud To Be African

Africa is home to some of the most rhythmic sounds. What better way to celebrate #AfricaDay than with a playlist that captures the continent's essence.

News Brief

JAE5 Connects With Skepta & Rema For 'Dimension'​

Watch the Ghanaian-shot music video for JAE5's debut single, which blends afrobeats with sounds from the UK scene.

Music

Afrobeats Gets Its Own Official Chart In the UK

J Hus sits at the top of the new music chart, which is meant to celebrate the rise of Afrobeats in the UK and acknowledge its global influence.

Interview

Ransom Beatz Is Utilizing YouTube to Create Beats

The Abuja-based producer's YouTube channel, known for afrobeats, trap, and drill "type beats," has amassed almost 70,000 subscribers and over 10 million views. It's led him to produce for Dizzee Rascal, 6ix9ine, Runtown, and many others.

Popular

Listen to J Hus' New Album 'Big Conspiracy'

The artist's highly-anticipated sophomore album features Burna Boy, Koffee and more.

Style

Kimberly Anthony’s Bold Take On Fashion

Dubbed one of the coolest fashionistas in Paris, the Togolese creative talks her brand G.Y.D. Studio, journey up the fashion echelons and creating clothes that encourage authenticity.

Popular

J Hus Returns With New Single 'Must Be'

Listen to the new JAE5-produced single from the London-based rapper.

Music

The 20 Best Nigerian Songs of 2020

Featuring Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Niniola, Femi Kuti, Fireboy DML, Tony Allen, Mr Eazi and many more.

Audio

The 8 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month​ (August)

Featuring Fireboy DML, Niniola, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and more

Popular

The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Rema, J Hus, YoungstaCPT, Thutmose, N'veigh and more.

Interview

Interview: Meet Telz, the Breakout Producer From Burna Boy's 'Twice As Tall'

Telz speaks on how his life has changed this year after signing to Spaceship Records and producing five songs on Twice As Tall.

Video

Watch Stormzy's Powerful BRIT Awards Performance Featuring Burna Boy

The night saw the British-Ghanaian star run through a medley of songs from his latest album, Heavy Is the Head.

Music

Listen to Skepta's New Album 'Ignorance Is Bliss'

The artist's long-awaited fifth studio album features Wizkid, J Hus and more.

Popular

This Is What Afro Nation Festival Looked Like

The first edition of the urban beach festival—featuring Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, and many more—looked incredible.

Interview

Interview: Buju Is the Blooming Afro-Fusion Artist You Should Know

Over the last year, Buju has gone from a viral sensation to one of Nigeria's young music stars pushing afro-fusion to new heights.

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Watch the Feel-Good Music Video for Dave and Burna Boy's 'Location'

The artists are in a celebratory mood in the music video for their standout collaboration.

Interview: TG Omori Is Breathing New Life Into Nigerian Music Videos

The young director responsible for 2019's most audacious music videos—from Naira Marley "Am I A Yahoo Boy" to Tekno & Zlatan's "Agege"— talks about his creative process, working with greats and all the trials that got him here.

J Hus Drops Stellar New EP 'Big Spang'

The British-Gambian MC returns with a 3-track EP just in time for summer listening.

The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Stonebwoy, Mahmoud Ahmed, Tiwa Savage x Zlatan, Africa Express, Juls x Mr Eazi and more.

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Julie Adenuga: "There Are Young Artists In Nigeria Who Are Changing the World"

In an exclusive interview, the Beats 1 radio presenter opens up about her Nigerian heritage, documenting Homecoming in Lagos, and London being an important hub for afro-fusion sounds.