Ibironke Oluwatobi

Critic

Nigeria

Ibironke Oluwatobi was a shortlisted participant in The Critic Challenge 2017. He is a writer and a reader, whose interest lie in entertainment and socio-politics. He holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, which he earned from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, in 2015. He has written for publications including PulseNG, Tush Magazine, Tooxclusive, Daily Sun Newspaper, YNaija. He is mostly inspired by the Hip-Hop community. He hopes to publish books in the future. He shares his perspective on selected topics from his home in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Simisola

Date: 07 Sep 2017 Category: Music
8.0 Rating
From what we know, gospel singers-turned-secular artistes never really make it in the big pool. So, every time an artiste ‘backslides’, they are met with skepticism both in the gospel and secular music section – it’s like being chased out of a class by an angry teacher to the corridor where there is a pankere–holding principal chasing students back into their classrooms. For that student, stepping out is a hard road and not stepping out ...

Sounds From The Other Side

Date: 14 Jul 2017 Category: Music
7.0 Rating
For a lot of Nigerians, Wizkid is the one with the requisite talent and skill to lead the charge for globalizing the African sound. I cannot think of a better representative than a boy who went from being E.M.E’s gem to becoming the boy wonder of African music. With his previous projects (Superstar and Ayo), he had shown how much of a special talent he is, as he followed a fine pattern of career progression, using one project at a time to co ...