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Nigerian Artists to Watch Out for in 2024

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Afrobeats, a captivating fusion of hip-hop and electronic elements with West African rhythms, has become a global sensation in the music industry. Although well-known heavyweights like Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Davido still dominate the scene, a new generation of gifted musicians is emerging and has the potential to propel the genre to new heights.

In recent years, we have witnessed the rise of stars like Rema, Asake, Tyla, Ayra Starr, Libianca, Fireboy DML, and a host of others armed with unique sounds, captivating lyricism, and undeniable stage presence, pushing the boundaries of Afrobeats by infusing it with elements of R&B, pop, and even alternative sounds.

This year, the Nigerian music industry is experiencing a surge in popularity from a new breed of talents. Let’s meet the Nigerian artists you need to know:

Qing Madi

Chimamanda Pearl Chukwuma, better known by her stage name Qing Madi, is a multi-talented Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer who is shaping 4music with her distinctive blend of pop, soul, R&B, and Afrobeats. Her breakthrough single, “Why,” released in 2023, quickly gained popularity, marking her arrival in the Nigerian music scene. Her unique style and artistic ability are harmoniously blended in “Why,” a song that mixes melodicism and an irresistible rhythmic drive.

With her self-described Afro-R&B sound, Qing Madi has boldly carved out her own musical niche while elegantly following in the footsteps of famous Afrobeat giants. Qing Madi recently unveiled her latest project, inviting listeners to experience the unique melodies and lyrical depth woven into each track. The self-titled project “Qing Madi” showcases the artist’s dedication to her craft, further solidifying her position as a significant figure and one to watch out for in 2024. “American Love” is one track off the EP that is promising, and I suggest everyone take a listen. Listen here.

Oladapo

Nigerian musician Tonade Oladapo Adetunji, better known by his stage name Oladapo, is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and performer. His sound, described as “Afro-fusion,” combines highlife and R&B melodies with unique contemporary elements, all artistically complemented with elements of his native Yoruba and Nigerian Pidgin. His listeners are taken on a never-ending musical journey by his soulful vocals and artistic vision.

Oladapo’s newest body of work, “IN CASE I NEVER LOVE AGAIN (ICINLA),” is poised to win hearts once more. A story of poignant intimacy, the 10-track project offers a cathartic journey for people who have felt the pain of unfulfilled emotional connections. Listen here.

Morravey

Daniella Daniel Ibinabo is a singer, songwriter, and creative who goes by the stage name Morravey. With her soulful vocals, this fast-rising R&B musician has undoubtedly captured the eye of the Nigerian audience, going from making covers to becoming an online sensation. Recognized for contributing her beautiful yet exceptional vocals on “In the Garden,” one of the most celebrated albums of 2023, “Timeless” by Davido.

The buzz surrounding Morravey’s debut EP, RAVI, which consists of five mesmerizing tracks, is growing. The EP, released on November 2, 2023, includes the top-charting track “Magician,” a collaboration with Davido. Listen here.

Winny

Winifred Ohili Adanu, popularly known as Winny, is a talented artist from Nigeria. With her unique vocal delivery and a sound that combines R&B/Soul, Afro, and reggae, the gifted singer offers her music a distinct edge. Inspired by artists such as Chris Brown, Wizkid, Chronixx and Kranium, Winny aims to convey love, compassion, self-awareness, and a sense of belonging through her music and songwriting.

Winny proves she’s one to watch with her breakout self-titled EP “WINNY.” Her breathtaking single, “Pretty,” is a lovely song with excellent writing and composition. It debuted in the Top 200 of the Apple R&B/Soul Chart in Nigeria, Kenya, the Congo, and the Gambia. Listen here.

Kold AF

Aninooritsewarami Alero Oritsesan, a Nigerian rising star with a unique voice and style who goes by her stage name Kold AF, has proven why she is a queen in her own world and deserves everyone’s time and attention. Through her popular song covers, the rapidly budding artist has gradually and steadily grown her fan base.

Her recently released body of work titled “KOLLIDE” showcases her genre-bending ability that shares the spotlight with her superb songwriting. Kold AF is making a difference with her distinct style in Nigerian music by experimenting with Pop and R&B, complemented with dancehall style. She is showing signs of being a force to be reckoned with. Listen here.

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Moneybagg Yo Reveals Tracklist for New Album ‘SPEAK NOW’

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Following the release of his 2022 project Hard To Love, Moneybagg Yo prepares to release his eleventh studio album, SPEAK NOW, via CMG, N-Less Entertainment, and Interscope Records.

“To Every Action There’s A Reaction, Timing Is Everything And Information Is Power Im In Raw Form Aint No Cut On This Sh*t This For My Day 1 Core Fan Base The Ones Who Was There Since The Beginning !!” he wrote in an Instagram caption while announcing the album.

Dropping this Friday, June 14, the album features 17 tracks with contributions from Chris Brown, Lil Durk, Rob49, Morgan Wallen, YTB Fatt and Kevo Muney.

SPEAK NOW Tracklist:

ALL YEAR

SPEAK

P RUN

TRYNA MAKE SURE

TABOO MIAMI

FIREPLACE

I FEEL IT

DRUNK OFF U (feat. Chris Brown)

BUSSIN (feat. Rob49)

TIC TAC TOE

GANGSTAS RELATE (feat. Lil Durk)

PLAY DA FOOL

RICH VIKING

ON DET (feat. YTB Fatt)

WHISKEY WHISKEY (feat. Morgan Wallen)

AW SHIT

GO GHO$T (Interlude) (feat. Kevo Muney)

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The New 1017 Rapper Enchanting Passes Away; Coi Leray, Gucci Mane and More Respond to Her Passing

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After being placed on life support, 26-year-old rapper Enchanting has tragically passed away.

The Texas native signed with Gucci Mane’s The New 1017 label in 2020. She released her debut project, No Luv, in 2022, featuring the singles “Want Sum” and “Track & Field” with Kaliii. Her latest project, Luv Scarred / No Luv (Deluxe), was released in 2023.

A representative from her management team informed The Shade Room that Enchanting was struggling with withdrawals, saying, “She came to my house the last four days to get clean. She tried her best, and I did everything I could to help her. She tried.”

Coi Leray, Monaleo, and others confirmed her passing on social media.

“I’ll see you later, sister. Save me a spot, baby! I love you 4L and after,” Monaleo wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter).




“They pulled the plug, bro. This shit is so fucked up. I just knew you were gonna pull through, @luvenchanting. You’ll forever be Stop6 Princess and Kasino First Lady,” wrote Lil CJ Kasino on Instagram.


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Kendrick Lamar Announces ‘Ken & Friends’ Concert

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Kendrick Lamar has announced a one-day show titled ‘Ken & Friends,’ scheduled to occur at The Forum in Inglewood, California. This event is being presented by pgLang and Free Lunch, and is billed as “The Pop Out” show. The show is scheduled to take place on June 19th and will feature some special guests.

General ticket sales for the event will start this Friday at 10 a.m. PT on Ticketmaster. However, Cash App Card customers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets one day earlier, giving them first priority. The Pop Out show will be Kendrick Lamar’s first live performance since his recent back-and-forth with Drake, during which the two rappers exchanged diss tracks for two weeks straight.

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