Tami Makinde : Freedom
If you’re active on social media and love good Nigerian music, chances are you’ve stumbled on Tami Makinde’s articles discussing Nigerian pop culture and the music that sustains it. As a music and culture journalist, she has been one of the most prolific writers documenting the Nigerian scene for the current young generation who depend on the internet for information. She has earned bylines on Vogue, VICE and other international publications, and after spending 2 years at NATIVE mag giving in-depth analysis on relevant topics like rape culture, OnlyFans and writing article to uplift female musicians all over Africa, she has now earned the position as the magazine’s Managing Editor. “These are the songs that define my present moment,” she tells us of the playlist she curated for us. “It’s just songs I currently listen to at the moment.” Although she intended for the songs to reflect her personal taste, her experience as a well-versed writer with expert opinions on music and culture sees her include songs by noteworthy music industry newcomers like, Serena Isioma, Olayinka Ehi, Ayra Starr and more.