Olujimi Solanke, the Baba Agba, African culture ambassador extraordinaire, trained at the University of Ibadan, School of Drama. His seven decades as a veteran of varied exposures, experiences and impacts in the global entertainment industry resonate in many broadcast stations, countries, and festivals.
11 Dec 2021
Born and raised in Canada, Nigerian singer-songwriter Falana has crafted a unique soundscape mixing afrobeat, pop, soul and dancehall influences. Her self-produced 2019 EP "Chapter One" was described by The New Yorker as "changing the sound of global pop". Recording in Jamaica, England, Canada, the US, Portugal, Ghana and Nigeria, Falana has a uniquely global perspective. She recently dropped her hotly anticipated sophomore EP, entitled "Rising". The singer-songwriter told FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about the new release, which explores themes like female empowerment.
27 Jun 2021
Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid shot to fame in 2017 following the release of her debut EP "Don't Kill My Vibe". The 2019 release of her debut album "Sucker Punch" confirmed her place in pop stardom. She's been described as iconoclast, rewriting the rules of what it means to be a pop star – especially a female pop star.
2 Apr 2021
Rapper and songwriter, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name 'Vector' on The Dice this week with Sammy Walsh talks about 'Crown of clay' with M.I, the rap culture in Nigeria, and moments that defined his rap career.
10 Mar 2021
Pheelz Mr. Producer spoke with Sammy Walsh about his creative process and how he manages his finances. Born Phillip Kayode Moses the record producer and Songwriter has worked with top artists and musicians.
7 Feb 2021
Pop, rock or punk: Yungblud doesn't like to be put in a box. He's only 23 but the musician already has a strong fan base and videos that notch up millions of views on social media. Yungblud's flamboyant style sets him apart. It's no surprise he's received accolades from Sir Elton John or Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl. Clovis Casali sat down with him in Paris for the release of his new album "Weird".
28 Jan 2021
Fans of afrobeat across the world know Idahams for his beautiful songs such as ‘No One Else’ and ‘Shema’. But that may not have been the case if the multifaceted singer, songwriter, and producer had succumbed to the temptation of joining one of the various militant groups in the Niger-Delta years ago.
13 Jan 2021
Tomi Owó is a Nigerian singer-songwriter. She started her music career in 2018 with her five-song EP ‘Pieces’. The vocal and emotive live performer talks to GuardianTV on what goes on at the back end of music-making in Nigeria and running a music business.
11 Dec 2020
Here is a glance at our #GuardianArts&Culture of the week, a Nigerian singer and songwriter, Fireboy DML.
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10 Dec 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday.
9 Dec 2020
With nearly two decades of music behind her, Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun has made a name for herself the world over as a moving and passionate songwriter. This autumn, she's back with her first body of original music in five years, two albums released a month apart: "After the Great Storm" and "How Beauty Holds the Hand of Sorrow". She tells FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about the different moods and musical landscapes on the album and how they reflect two sides of her.
14 Apr 2020
Two years after his highly acclaimed album "Rare Birds", talented singer-songwriter and producer Jonathan Wilson is back with "Dixie Blur". The generous 14-track LP is perhaps his most personal record