When you first heard your favorite song or album, what made you like it? Was it the beats, the lyrics, the sequence of tracks, the sound production, the song arrangement, or the soundscaping? What drew you to albums like Nas’ “Illmatic,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Adele’s “21,” or Burna Boy’s “Twice as Tall”? For us at Melodycenta, it is inexplicable what made us fall in love with our favorite albums upon the first, second, or even third listen. Maybe it was the lyrics and storytelling, the entertainment value, the flow of songs, or a culmination of these factors. This led us, as a group of music enthusiasts and lovers, to create the ultimate music album review website.
At Melodycenta, we believe that music has the power to transcend boundaries, ignite emotions, and connect people from all walks of life. Our mission is to celebrate the universal language of music and provide a platform that showcases the beauty, diversity, and cultural richness of musical expression from around the world.
As music lovers, if we had magical or supernatural powers to do anything, we might have asked for the vocal range of Whitney Houston, the rapping prowess of the Notorious B.I.G., or the ability to hit the whistle notes of Mariah Carey. However, that’s wishful thinking, so we’d rather sing in the shower and focus on creating the most comprehensive and unique music album reviews on the internet.
Our team of experienced writers and music experts work tirelessly to curate a wide range of content that caters to music lovers of all genres and tastes. Whether you’re a fan of pop, Afrobeats, Amapiano, rock, hip-hop, classical, jazz, or any other genre, we’ve got you covered. From in-depth album reviews to artist interviews, from breaking news to insightful analysis, we strive to offer a comprehensive and engaging music experience.
Writing music album reviews is an incredibly demanding and time-consuming task. According to a report by the data and insights company Luminate, approximately 120,000 new tracks are released every day on music streaming platforms. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), around 60,000 music albums are released each year.
This would be a considerable number of music album reviews for even five websites to cover, even with ample resources. To address this challenge, we primarily focus our resources on reviewing albums of African descent and roots. This includes Afrobeats, Amapiano, Afro-pop, and Afro-Rap. Occasionally, we veer off and review music albums from other continents like rap, pop, R&B, and even gospel music. However, our focus as a website based in Nigeria, West Africa, is to review music that is primarily African-focused.
As a pastime, we also analyze the net worth and biographies of African music artists. This is not an attempt to rival top websites like Wikipedia or Pitchfork, but a sincere effort to help our readers access information about their favorite artists quickly while on our website.
We value the opinions and perspectives of our readers, which is why we encourage interaction and dialogue. Leave comments, share your thoughts, and engage in discussions with fellow music enthusiasts. We want Melodycenta to be a community where music lovers can come together, exchange ideas, and celebrate their shared love for music.
Meet the Team
Ijele Ijele is an accomplished music critic with an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of Hip-Hop and the broader pop culture landscape in Africa. His expertise and passion for music are reflected in his significant contributions to various online platforms.
Notably, Ijele Ijele has authored several web-published articles, showcasing his knowledge and insights into the music industry and its ever-evolving trends. His articles can be found on prominent platforms like Nairaland, sleekbuzz, and hqwords, where he is recognized under the pseudonym Nsikak Ekikor. These articles serve as a testament to his dedication and his ability to dissect the nuances of African music, Hip-Hop, and popular culture.
Beyond his critical writings, Ijele Ijele is also a prolific creative talent. He is the author of a compelling collection of poems titled “The Rhythms of Ijele.” This collection shows his versatility as an artist, bridging the worlds of music criticism and creative expression. Through his poetry, he further explores the profound connection between rhythm, language, and culture, providing readers with a unique and thought-provoking literary experience.
Ijele Ijele’s multifaceted contributions to the music and arts community make him a notable figure, appreciated by both fellow enthusiasts and a wider audience. His work enriches our understanding of music, Hip-Hop, and pop culture, leaving an indelible mark in these creative spheres.
Peter Ijioma is a talented writer of Nigerian descent, whose upbringing in the Benin Republic has enriched his cultural perspective. His academic journey led him to the University of Abomey Calavi, where he pursued a degree in English. It was during his time at the university that he embarked on his writing career, laying the foundation for a diverse and captivating portfolio.
Peter’s writing journey began as he delved into content creation for a finance blog, demonstrating his aptitude for crafting engaging and informative articles in the world of finance. Since then, he has explored a wide range of niches, showcasing his versatility and adaptability. His writing has extended to subjects as diverse as finance, pets, relationships, and religion. This shows his ability to tackle complex and varied topics with finesse and expertise.
Peter Ijioma’s professional experience is not limited to a single platform. He has contributed his writing talents to various websites, and his work has graced platforms such as Animal Vivid. His association with these diverse platforms has allowed him to hone his craft and make an impact in multiple fields.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Peter is an individual with multifaceted interests and talents. When he is not immersed in the world of words, he finds solace in the realms of literature and art. Peter is an avid reader, constantly seeking knowledge and inspiration from the written word. His passion for literature extends to his active participation on social media platforms, where he generously shares his thoughts and engages with a broad audience, contributing to meaningful discussions.
Music and movies are also a significant part of Peter’s life. He is not only a connoisseur but also an adept critic, expressing his insights and opinions through music and movie reviews on his social media profiles. His reviews offer valuable perspectives and recommendations, making him a trusted source for those seeking entertainment choices.