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“Made In Lagos” (No. 34) and “Twice As Tall” (No. 23) make it on NME’s ‘The 50 best albums of 2020’ list

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No matter how dammed 2020 might have turned out to be, one thing that kept us going through (whether we admit it or not) is music and we have two of our music heavyweights to thank for that in Burna Boy and Wizkid.

Since they gained international recognition, they haven’t stopped releasing quality music and dishing out hits and quite rightfully, the recognitions keep showing they are doing something right.

Burna Boy’s and Wizkid’s 2020 record-setting album — “Twice As Tall” and “Made In Lagos” — respectivey have been chosen among The 50 best albums of 2020 by New Musical Express (NME) – a British film, music and culture organisation.

Burna Boy’s effort on “Twice As Tall” is described by NME as: “Here he blended fierce political proclamations with dancefloor-ready party anthems”, adding the fact the Burna Boy, born Damini Ogulu “was never overshadowed” irrespective of who was featured on the track with him, be it Naughty By Nature, Chris Martin or UK rapper, Stormzy. “Twice As Tall” is ranked No. 23 on NME‘s list.

“Twice As Tall” ranks 23 on NME‘s The 50 best albums of 2020.

On Wizkid’s part, his 3-year long anticipated album – “Made In Lagos” – is placed at No. 34 on The 50 best albums of 2020 by NME. Reason for MIL’s inclusion on their list states: “On ‘Made In Lagos’, Wizkid made a record for the grown and sexy gang. And with the title paying tribute to his origins, rich and velvety production that ranges from jazz to classic.”

“Made In Lagos” at No. 34 on NME‘s The 50 best albums of 2020.

It is no coincidence then as to why both albums are the most streamed Nigerian albums on Spotify for 2020.

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Olamide sings on laid-back track, “Rock”

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Olamide season is upon us once again and to kick start his yearly music package, he puts out laid-back new single – Rock.

On Rock, Olamide is in his feelings as he professes his love for the girl in question, “Girl I just want make we rock / Girl I just want make we vibe / Girl I just, girl I just want make we chill like ice water” he sings on the chorus.

Rock is produced by Eskeez and will appear on Olamide’s forthcoming album, “UY Scuti”. Listen, stream and download it:

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Rage as Fela Kuti is not among the inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 class

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Godfather of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who received the posthumous honour to be among those vying to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 some few months back, sadly failed to secure a spot despite being top two on the voting polls.

Fela Kuti gets shunned from the inductees despite being top two.

Today, May 12, the committee announced the inductees by means of a 3-minute video through president and CEO, Gregg Harris. Fela was nominated in the Performers Category, amassing a total of 545,000+ votes, making him the second most voted act after Tina Turner (548,000+ votes) but to the surprise of the masses, Fela was not included in the list of inductees.

Shockingly included are performers like rap icon and mogul – JAY-Z and LL Cool J who failed to secure a top five spot on the poll, infact, they were the least voted acts when voting concluded.

Although, quite frankly there is a disclaimer on the website were the poll was conducted, stating that votes do not guarantee induction but for a Top 2 voted act in Fela Anikulapo Kuti, that should not even be the case and Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment at the ‘rigging’, ‘clout chasing’ and inconsiderate conduct regarding how the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee unjustly treated the voting polls and Fela Kuti.

On what might have transpired regarding the voting stage and selection of inductees, Fela’s first son, Femi Kuti had this to say:

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Ruger releases visuals for “Bounce”

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Ruger aka the eye-patch man (at least that is what I call him) scheduled release for new video Bounce finally gets to the big screen. The video is directed by Prior Gold.

Bounce, a certified fan favourite off of the “Pandemic” EP by Ruger is a fine mixture of Pop intertwined with Dancehall-type vocals and lyrics. The video has Ruger showing public display of affection (PDA) to his lover, appraising her for her big back side, using catchy melodies to call on her to come “wiggle that booty and whine” for him.

The simple but colourful aesthetic stands out in the video. My favourite scene has to be when a Rastafari looking fellow tried to steal the show from Ruger, by trying to woo Ruger’s chick but was bodied and put in a cooler while Ruger dances on it, controlling the crowd and the party continued like a murder did not just occur.

Watch the video yourself:

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