How Naira Marley and Khafi Kareem left the UK to make it big in Nigeria

Should we take a leaf from these people’s book if you are looking to blow in Nigeria and are from abroad.

In the streets of UK, these two were relatively unknown.

Kafilat Kareem, popularly known as ACupofKhafi was an ordinary UK police officer living in London, used by Scotland Yard as its poster girl to encourage people of ethnic minority into the force.

While a police officer, the 20 year old Ekiti girl was trying Continue reading

Current Playlist #3: Where was I when Ice Prince released this tune with Sakordie? See the video and comments

Probably caught up in pampers and bah bah black sheep.

iceprinceIce Prince’s Shots on Shots featuring Sarkodie
 
Anyhow, despite my age and being a mummy, rap never left me and only just discovered #shotsonshots.

The beat got me and as I am easily inspired by words, Continue reading

Current Playlist #2: It is all about FALZ-the-BAHD-GUY…and a bit of Yemi Alade

Have you heard the song Softwork? Goodness me!

Person be dey try bring me up to speed with the latest tunes inside Nigeria. Them show me Soldier by Falz and Simi but na Soft catch my attention and need I say my static Samsung ringtone has swiftly been changed.

Read: Current playlist: Loving Phyno and Olamide but cannot get enough of Bisa Kdei’s Mansa

You will like this song if you like soft rap. The beat alone with that “mama look at how we made it” lyrics can make you fall in love quickly.

A month after upload, it had about 500,000 views, and now Continue reading

Current playlist: Loving PHYNO and OLAMIDE but cannot get enough of Bisa Kdei’s Mansa

I was at Burgess park with the children, thinking of how I am going to fund and complete my ILR application when a flat across the road began blasting Mansa by the Ghanaian musician Bisa Kdei.

I do not understand the language, but the tune with the line ‘a,a,a,a’ – a very understandable word – made me start dancing and forget my worries for the minute.

It is the same guy that sang Continue reading