Music Enthusiast, Content Writer, Aspiring Music Journalist

United Kingdom

I'm BlackSam and I love all things music!!! In the last year, I've taken up writing articles for songwriters whom I feel make extraordinary music. I'm taking this passion further into music journalism, so feel free to follow me on my journey!

Spotlight: Burna Boy

Burna Boy. Afro-fusion: a genre that blends afrobeat, dancehall riddims, reggae, American rap and R&B. Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (born 2 July 1991), known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer songwriter who rose to prominence in 2012 following the release his single Like to Party.

Spotlight: Tay Iwar

When thinking of the name Tay Iwar, you quickly realise it becomes synonymous with mystique, emotion, and genuine passion for music. It must be why Tay has been recognised by so many as one of the forerunners of R&B and Afro-fusion emerging from the nation of Africa.

Spotlight: Yemi Alade

Now, I know when you read the words 'Woman Of Steel', your mind probably travels to a TV series, or imagines it to be a nickname for the comic book super hero Wonderwoman. However, in this case, the 'Woman Of Steel' in question to is none other than Yemi Alade.

Spotlight: Wizkid

Picture this. You're on a beach anywhere in the world with a Pina colada in hand and the sun beaming down gloriously on your skin. The sand is golden, people are happy and vibe is right. Then you hear the punch of a bassline accompanied by the smooth sounds of the saxophone, bass guitar and congo drums...

Spotlight: Lady Donli

With influences that range from Brenda Fassie to Erykah Badu, Lady Donli is a sensation that embodies Pan-Africanism within the fabric of her music. From her overall vibe and the way she chooses to express herself through her flamboyant dress sense, to her vibrant visuals which encapsulate Nigerian culture via songs such as Cash, she is showing the world that there is much more than Afropop to come out of Africa.

Spotlight: Kida Kudz

The self-proclaimed top member of Jiggy FC arrived on the scene with a unique way of infusing his African roots with UK pizzaz and American rap. From being raised in the tough rural streets of Ibadan Nigeria to becoming an East London native and paving his own way in the UK scene, this young musician has proven that he has what it takes rise to the top.

Spotlight: Adekunle Gold

Hailing from Lagos Nigeria as a descendant of the Kosoko royal family, it is evident that Adekunle knew music was his calling when listening to the smooth sounds of highlife that he provides in every song.

Spotlight: Rema

From humble beginnings to promises of a starlit future, Rema is guiding force among the youth of his country. His brilliant combination of Hindi melodies, trap rap and Afrobeat rhythms landed his hit single Iron Man on Barack Obama's 2019 summer playlist. This was followed by the release of Dumebi, a song which skyrocketed his career.

Spotlight: A-Star

A-Star Afro-dance, a segment of the afrobeat genre, primarily dedicated to make people shake their bodies. London, United Kingdom (Ghanaian background). Jamil Abbas (born 30 January 1992), known professionally as A-Star, is a songwriter and performing artist who became popular in 2019 after releasing his single Kupe Dance.

Spotlight: iO

The mystique surrounding this young and gifted producer is one that keeps his followers wanting more. With inspirations that range from fellow iconic UK producer DaVinche to world renowned music producer and recording artist Dr Dre, iO aims to leave his own imprint on the UK scene. But it doesn't stop there.