I stumbled on an excellent thread on Twitter where Ann of Afrolicious shared some of the music by younger Nigerian artist(e)s that she’d been loving. I found so many amazing new acts there that I had to reach out. We asked Ann to compile a playlist for us, and here we are! Big thanks to Ann; Afrolicious is re-launching soon, so watch out for that. Here’s Ann:
It’s yet another long weekend. Yas, Nigerians! I’m not about to complain about extra sleep time. If I had the power, I’d probably propose a 4-day work week so the 3-day weekend becomes an official thing. Who’s with me?
If you’re in Lagos, then you most likely already know that it’s a beehive of activities this weekend, but what I think is most exciting, is the Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival which began yesterday. Three days of free films, yo! Here’s a list of all the films showing + time slots, so you can decide which one(s) you want to see and make your way to Victoria Island in time to catch it.
If you’re not in Lagos though (or you’re like me and have no plans to step out of your bedroom), I gatchyu! Binge-watching movies from the comfort of my bed + wine + chocolates + cuddles (yes, the pillow counts), sounds like a great idea. So I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite (mostly Indie) romantic movies. Chances are there’ll be at least one movie on the list you haven’t seen or would love to watch again. You’re welcome.
Today’s playlist is put together by Debola Adebanjo of Indie Therapy – a Podcast that celebrates indie/alternative music, radio show style. You’ll get everthing from Indie rock, to funk, folk, electronica, soul and even pop. With someone who knows her music, you know today’s Playlist is a definite winner. Perhaps, you’ll find a new favourite for your music library? This mix is an eclectic collection of sounds from various genres. Hope you enjoy…
(PS. You should check out the Podcasts – linked above. You’d love it, we promise. Also, follow Indie Therapy on Twitter)
Remember that time we made a playlist of songs from our favourite Nigerian artistes? Well, we’re doing it again. Some of the artistes on this list have been around for a while, and a few of them are new but they all do something beautiful with music that is worth sharing. We’ve linked back to each artiste’s page so you can discover even more of their music and hopefully include something in your music library.