This year for International Women’s Day, BAYN’s Music wants to celebrate the women that run our African music industry. To do so, rather than coming up with another list of powerful female artistes in our music industry like last year, we have decided to take a step further by interviewing women who come from different backgrounds but are undoubtedly making an impact on the continent and beyond through their work. Continue reading BEHIND THE BEATS: 3 Powerful Women Talk About Their Experiences In The African Music Industry.
See this year’s playlist as the continuation of a work of great meticulousness that have started a year ago. Like a chef, I have carefully selected for you the finest songs released by African artistes between 2014 and 2018 to make your Valentine’s day unique. Continue reading V-Day Editorial: 30 African Songs To Make Love, Not War.
When you are passionate about music like me, there are days like this one when the death of someone you’ve never met can mean so much to you just because of the power of their music. I am still in shock because the person who is now gone was not like any other artiste. Continue reading In Loving Memory Of Ebony Reigns.
I started writing the article you are about to read last August, when Yemi Alade ended her Mama Africa World Tour with a concert at the Playstation Theatre in New York. Continue reading How Yemi Alade Changed The Rules With Her Mama Africa World Tour
Three years after releasing his commercially successful sophomore album ‘Ayo’, Nigerian singer-songwriter Wizkid is finally back with a new project, his first since joining the international music label RCA Records. Continue reading Wizkid Breaking Barriers With “Sounds From The Other Side”
To celebrate International Women’s Day, I decided to pay tribute to the women effortless engaged in the development and success of our African music industry. Continue reading 8 Most Powerful Women In African Music
For you, I have gathered fifty exquisite songs released on Youtube by some of the finest artists currently occupying the African music stage. Continue reading Spring Semester’s Playlist #Afrobeats
This is the time of the year where people get sad and nostalgic about their holidays because they are getting back to school. Fortunately, getting back to school also means meeting our friends, catching up on what happened during the break and also back to school partying for people who are in college or university. The last point is the most interesting for me as it … Continue reading Back to School Playlist (Afrobeats)
What principally distinguishes Angolan music to that of the rest of the continent is the beat. In Angola, they produce two major types of music: Kuduro, and Afro house. Continue reading Let’s dance in the streets of Luanda! (AfroHouse)
My approach toward music will be very critical and analytical as I believe that if we want a successful industry, i.e one that will profit to all artists, one that will reward artists based on their merit and one that will provide quality jobs (i.e steady jobs with stable revenues) for the people, we need to give the African music the attention it deserves. Continue reading Note on the blog.