Written by Tunde Ajewole
Yorland Records has released a new song called Ebute, which features Deborah. The song was released on November 15th by The label, bringing together a talented group of artists, beatmakers, and collaborators. The album manages to display a distinct musical palette that has been lacking in traditional Yoruba folk music.
by Ade Olusola Kunmi
The Yoruba culture, deeply rooted in the southwestern region of Nigeria, is a tapestry of tradition, art, spirituality, and vibrant expressions of human creativity. This culture, with its rich history dating back thousands of years, has captivated the world with its profound beauty and has left an indelible mark on the global cultural landscape. In this blog, we will embark on a journey to explore the enchanting beauty of Yoruba culture and how its influence has transcended geographical boundaries, touching the hearts and minds of people from various corners of the globe.
In the world of cinema, storytelling is at the heart of every great movie. For decades, Hollywood and other major film industries have explored diverse cultures and mythologies to craft compelling narratives. While we've seen Greek and Norse mythology, European fairy tales, and Asian folklore grace the big screen, there's an exciting frontier waiting to be explored: African folklore. In this blog post, we'll delve into the rich tapestry of African storytelling traditions and discuss why African folklore is poised to become the next big budget movie storytelling sensation.
The Celestial Church of Christ, Nigeria, is a vibrant and distinctive religious denomination that has captivated the hearts and minds of millions of Nigerians and individuals around the world. While it is primarily a Christian denomination, what sets it apart is its unique mode of worship, which can be seen as an art form in its own right. In this blog post, we will explore how the mode of worship within the Celestial Church of Christ Nigeria transcends traditional religious practices, taking on the characteristics of an intricate and deeply expressive art form.
Political cartoons, with their sharp wit, clever symbolism, and incisive commentary, are an art form that has been captivating audiences for centuries. These succinct visual expressions of political and social issues not only entertain but also hold a mirror to society's values and shortcomings. In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating world of political cartoons, delving into their history, artistic techniques, and enduring relevance as an art form.
Contemporary art often finds itself at the center of debates about greed, capitalism, and the art market. Critics frequently argue that it serves as a playground for wealthy capitalists to multiply their wealth, leaving many to believe that artists and their creations are mere pawns in this pursuit of profit. However, this view oversimplifies a complex and multifaceted industry. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of contemporary art, dissecting the various aspects that challenge the notion that it is solely a means for greedy capitalists to make money.
Music is a universal language that transcends borders and connects people from all walks of life. In recent years, one genre has been making waves around the world, captivating audiences with its infectious rhythms and powerful messages - Afrobeat. Originating in West Africa, Afrobeat has evolved into a global phenomenon, influencing artists, dominating charts, and bringing the vibrant culture of Africa to the forefront of the global music scene. In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating journey of how Afrobeat music is taking over the world.
Nigeria, a country rich in culture and literature, has produced many influential writers who have left an indelible mark on the world stage. Among these literary giants stands Wole Soyinka, a true luminary of Nigerian and global literature. As a playwright, poet, essayist, and critic, Wole Soyinka's contributions to the arts and his unyielding commitment to justice have made him a revered figure not only in the literary world but also in the realm of activism and social change. In this blog post, we will explore the life, works, and impact of Wole Soyinka, the Nobel Laureate of Nigerian literature.
Music and visual art are two of the most potent forms of creative expression known to humanity. When combined, they create an artistic synergy that can captivate, inspire, and provoke emotions in profound ways. Music videos, as the embodiment of this creative fusion, have become an integral part of our culture. In this blog post, we'll explore the reasons why music videos should aim to represent more appealing visual arts, transcending their role as mere promotional tools to become significant pieces of art in their own right.
Nollywood, Nigeria's vibrant and prolific film industry, has taken the global stage by storm, captivating audiences with its unique storytelling and cultural richness. While Nollywood's success has transcended its borders, many are unaware of the significant role played by the Yoruba people in its inception. In this blog post, we will embark on a journey through time to unravel the fascinating story of how the Yoruba people laid the foundation for Nollywood, shaping it into the cinematic powerhouse it is today.