Nigerians know him as Zule Zoo but his real name is Hassan Ibrahim (Ibro), he likes to refer to himself as Kerewa One of Africa. The word Kerewa was made popular by Ibro and his music partner Mike about a decade ago.
His music partner
We are still in good terms; we are still running things, we just decided to work solo for some time. 2013 something is going to be coming out from the two of us, Ibro and Mike.
The journey from Theatre to Music
Where I started music was in L
If you love creative words and rhymes like I do, you can’t help but delight in a spoken word treatment, the type Pizzo the Lyrical Praxis (LP) supplies. Dude has a video for his kalangu single and he has made cameo appearances in Pherowshuz’s Korrect remix and the viral UJ Cypher videos. Leonard Pizat Lepdung a k a Pizzo thrives on boom bap, spoken word and the emcee is got a little bit of Soul in him; he makes you feel that whenever he sings. With a gift and talent in the ar
Holy Man is lively and he is working his way to the top. He picks up a bottle of wine from the side pocket of his Honda and his face brightens, he takes a quick look at my direction and says “Jesus Christ’s first miracle is turning water into wine.” He downs some of the liquid and with a seeming satisfaction he keeps the bottle out of sight as he focuses on the steering wheel. Avis Bar and VIP Lounge draws my attention as we cruise round Yakubu Gowon way. “We can sit down and
What dropped does not break and broke nothing? … Jeremiah’s sophomore album. A songwriter of extraordinary insight, an instrumentalist of ethereal virtuoso, and a spectacular performer. Much can’t be said in a manner of introductions. We’re all conscious of this spiritually conscious brother that gets everyone dancing to his tunes. This album exhausted the subject of love. Ironically, can we be exhausted of love? I don’t think so. A couple of tracks are familiar hit singles w
Hip Hop veteran and five time winner of The Lyricist on The Roll category at the Headies. Modenine is an icon for real rap heads. He’s solely responsible for taking that raw underground flavour to the mainstream. Paving a clear path for every single punchline, metaphorical rapper out there today. Once upon a time, it was difficult to listen to Nigerian Rappers. Most simply had no skills until the first time I heard Modenine. I kept thinking to myself: ‘Wow! This dude uses eve
Away And Beyond Album Review He needs no introductions; he’s done that Face 2 Face (2004). He came a long way from humble beginnings; of which he intimated us with in Grass 2 Grace (2007). In an era of which the Nigerian music industry was rapidly evolving; this trailblazer demonstrated his consistency with a message to his contemporaries with The Unstoppable (2008). He’s got the recognition and accolades home and abroad with the release of The Unstoppable Int. Edition (2010)
I can’t be a bodyguard. It will only be exhilarating to role-play one. But truly being one is as bad as the idea of farting in the midst of your in-laws during your wedding introduction, especially when they know it’s you. If I’m employed to protect Justin Beiber, that’d make me feel like a groupie, really, especially if I get carried away and scream out his name while forgetting that I’m supposed to be “body-guarding” him. Worst off if I have to protect Nicki Minaj. I’d take
Abigail Oritsejafor Kenine is a former model and a mother of one. In her mid-twenties, she is married to Michael Crome Kenine whom she met while studying in the university. Crome is a devoted pianist in his church and their union is blessed with Nathan who is a year old. The baby boy has been an inseparable companion to his mum but luckily for us he is taking a nap in his baby seat, after a few hours of class (babysitting class) a relief of sort; our interview isn’t going to
Rythm of Laffta with Osama Akpunonu PCFR and Rythm 93.7FM Osama Akpunonu Gordons Late MC Longs Omodan Funnygee Wapi & co. MI Zule Zoo Adam A Zango Fly High Dance Crew Smokey The Lyricist Dj-steeno Da Magnificent Djvelly (right) Toks (left)
Excuse me Mr. Anybody; to what can one really liken the woman mind? I mean, what can be a better term to suggest what the best definition in terms of the biological and environmental construct of this ‘fierce femme’ is?
The last time i read about the Eve story i still remembered her encounter with the snake which led to her involvement of the man which led to God cursing the whole earth (because for God to curse the first man and woman he created, they must have rea
What do you call an affection that you give out to another but yet you don’t feel? What do you call “I LOVE YOU”, when you say it but do not mean it? What do you call the heightened dissipation of energy during sex with someone you claim not to love and yet you enjoy to shag? What do you call that cringe on your face when you see someone you claim not to love with someone else? What do you call the suggestive text messages you send while in bed with your partner to someone yo
IT IS DON JAZZY AGAIN...not for his banging beats this time around but for his prowess as a strategist. In a piece on this platform I advised that the Don should learn from the fall of Death Row Records and ensure that the rest of his crew stick together. Micheal Collins Ajereh isn’t just doing only that but Don Baba J is stepping up big time. We all know the koko is a sexy phenomenon and as D’banj made his departure, the Don strategically filled the gap with the entry of Tiw
Everything American sells in Nigeria; thanks to the movies, musical videos and internet. If there is a culture that is rapidly growing in Naija without a doubt it is the tattoo culture. Our celebrities have embraced it and I bet you know where the influence came from. It is easy to feel out of place if you don’t wear a tatt now. Call it crowd mentality or identity crisis; it takes a conscious mind to stay sane these days.
Take a look at some of Naija celebrities with tattoo
It’s been fourteen days since my subscription expired, mind you I could afford to renew it But in total honesty, I won't; at least not yet. Yeah, cos I've been more on the sanity side this past fourteen days; almost feels like "the normal" life to me. I have been sleeping well in terms of internet disturbances, feeding right as well as thinking wisely & correctly. I have been able to spend more time on exploring my talents; in other words, it’s been fourteen days of super cre
This is for the family men who listen to rap music every morning before going out for the business of the day, Ayo Animashaun, Obi Asika, JAJ the Meccadon, Efe Omorogbe hmmmm! it is a very long list really because a few friends of mine are married too, Dominic Ortsen i see you, men who love rap music to a fault, they make career out of it, Hip Hop World Magazine, Storm Records, STV Top Ten, Now Musik e.t.c Out of the nine elements of hip hop the most talked about is the rap,