After years away from the bright lights of Lagos, I went seeking Jesse Jagz in his home in Jos. We share blunts, beers and confessions on Nigerian music's dark past.
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#17: Omah Lay — Embrace Your DemonsListen now (120 min) | After losing his father at 13, Omah Lay kept his family alive by illegally refining crude oil in the creeks. He's escaped from…
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Falz — Nigeria's Bahddest CreatorListen now (85 min) | The multidimensional creator talks navigating multiples spaces, delivering value and standing up for what is right.
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On paper, music success promises an end to suffering for the beneficiary. But for Omah Lay, it brings new pain.
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“Love, Damini,” obeys all the rules of a Burna Boy album; love, bombast, and brooding form an increasingly overworked trinity. But a lack of cohesion…
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JAE5 — From London to LagosListen now (45 min) | The Ghanaian-born British producer takes us through unifying cultures via sound, and how to score the perfect crossover record.
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Whitemoney — From Barbershop to StardomListen now (85 min) | 10 years ago, Hazel Onu was my barber. Today, he is Nigeria's biggest reality TV star.
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In his time away from Psquare, Paul Okoye suffered psychologically and artistically. Being a student again, saved him. 
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