Ade Tayo

Critic

Nigeria

Ade Tayo is a lover of media, film, food and words. He describes himself as a free spirit and a TV serial junkie.

Simisola

Date: 07 Sep 2017 Category: Music
6.0 Rating
Simi is widely loved. Her signature thin voice is unmistakable and her music making abilities extend to the role of studio engineer as she mixes and masters to perfection (she mixed and mastered all 16 songs on Adekunle Gold’s debut album). And while Simisola, her debut album, is sweet and a lot of fun; it’s also a missed opportunity to show dexterity on a sonic level. A lot of the songs follow a certain structure and it would have been delig ...

Sounds From The Other Side

Date: 14 Jul 2017 Category: Music
5.0 Rating
Not long after Wizkid released his mixtape; Sounds from the Other Side, someone tweeted: Before you murmur, before you complain, before you say you’re not feeling the songs, remember it’s Wizkid, it grows on you with time. #SFTOS That is indicative of the fact that a subset of his original fan-base is not feeling his new sound; that which he might have adapted, to possibly appeal to his newly acquired non-African base. He has conquered the ...

Mama Africa

Date: 25 Mar 2016 Category: Music
5.0 Rating
At the start of 2015, Yemi Alade took on the reins of the year and rode to a triumphant end where the title of most successful African female artiste for the period, awaited her. And despite her success, she didn’t just waltz into 2016- she started the year with just as much gusto, even releasing her sophomore album, Mama Africa, in March.
To be familiar with Yemi Alade’s sound and dominant genre of music is to already ...