Vheektor Okpala

Critic

Nigeria

I am a Pop Culture Enthusiast & New Media Practitioner. I am also a Content Manager at TheNet NG

Rendezvous

Date: 09 Feb 2018 Category: Music
7.0 Rating
Three months ago, Nigerian hip-hop heavyweight M.I Abaga offered himself up for public anatomization with the release of his controversial single ‘You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives’ – a track that challenged the state of Nigerian hip-hop and checked emcees for taking the singing route. “Rappers are singing now just to get popular, yuck! You rappers should fix up your lives”, he proclaimed on the infamous record. The release of ...

First Daze of Winter EP

Date: 11 Jan 2018 Category: Music
7.0 Rating
In 2016, Maleek Berry made a significant public addition to his musical practices. From solely producing records, Berry took a brave jump into the pool of singers daring to disrupt the African pop stereotype with his scintillating vocals and multi-dimensional sound. His entry was ushered by the release of his acclaimed debut extended playlist titled the “Last Daze of Summer”. Drawing core influences from his Nigerian and British background ...

Aphrodija EP

Date: 15 Dec 2017 Category: Music
8.0 Rating
Last weekend, Mavin records artiste Di’ja released a new seven-track EP titled ‘Aphrodija’. This is a long-awaited release as it is her first project since signing onto the Don Jazzy led label three years ago. While members of her Mavin 1.0 set; Reekado Banks and Korede Bello have gone on to release their respective albums, Di’ja has been a little out of the radar – one of the reasons being that she tied the knot with her beau and we ...

What Happens in Lagos

Date: 24 Nov 2017 Category: Music
8.0 Rating
In a recent study conducted by UK-based laundry service Zipjet, Lagos was ranked third most stressful city in the world, yet between the scorching hot weather, chaotic traffic jam and lack of electricity, there is an overwhelming influx of migrants on a daily basis. Gov. Ambode of Lagos state revealed that up to 123,000 people visit the state daily with no plans of leaving. Lagos is the city of dreamers and hustlers; people troop in everyday i ...