January 30, 2012
Written, arranged and performed by Midé who is also of course on acoustic guitar, "City Lights" is a heartwarming and striking ode to the ways of his city while "Any Which Way" and "When I Get" which complete the City Lights EP are both beautiful and ageless acoustic songs. Authentic, rare and stunning, these three songs are just a taste of what to come from Midé in 2012. Download "CITY LIGHTS Download "CITY LIGHTS" EP
January 28, 2012
January 27, 2012
9ice took to twitter to announce the gift - a cow and 55inch Samsung LED TV he got from Vector as birthday gift.
"I Just receive the most surprising gift 4my bday 4rm VECTOR. Can u guess what it is? NA COW!!! THANK U VECTOR!!!!"
"Surprise & Favour In My Life Wud
Never End. Here comes anoda one SAMSUNG LED "55" 4rm @vector YSG. God Bless You & Your Boss."
According to the Project Manager Michelle Emiaha, "Charity Lounge Lagos is all about creating credible media driven platforms through which we can engage ourselves and the rest of the International Community as a purpose built vehicle to transcend all pressing issues of our immediate community.
This time, Charity Lounge Lagos is Bigger, Better and Reloaded. Last year Charity Lounge in Yola was oh-so-inspirational & after what seems like forever we are happy that it is finally here again. What makes this edition even more exciting is that the team is proud to be inducting three individuals, Tosyn Bucknor, Michael Collins (Don Jazzy), and Ronke Apampa into the Humanitarian Hall of Fame for their notable service to humanity: We call them the "Compatriots with Compassion".
Public Spirited Individuals and Organisations are invited to come put the Fun in Fundraising by being present at the January edition of Charity Lounge Lagos. It is going to be a cultural themed event where guests can Mix, Mingle, and Donate Time and Funds.
The event promises to be the Birth of a New Nation in Community Service and this quarterly event is expected to move around Lagos metropolis as a change agent.
Highlights includes Old School on the Jockey, Atilogun dance, Musical performances, Comedy, Auctions, Presentation on Cancer by Professor Dayo Oyekole, Free medical checks, Interactive session by Dayo Isreal and more surprises.
Gold Bow Ribbons will be on Sale and the Dress Code is a Touch of White Traditional Attire or Old School Outfits.
Afri-carpet Hosts: Miss Ikaz and Tito
Anchors: Mofe Duncan of HITV Breakfast Show & Emilia Asim-Ita of Thistle praxis Consulting
Come armed with your business cards, purse and items for silent auctions to the invited charities: BETHESDA HOME FOR THE BLIND & LEONARD CHESHIRE HOME FOR THE HANDICAPPED.
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January 26, 2012
Multiple award winning youth Ambassador jibola Toriola popularly
known as JHYBO ended the year 2011 with more than a dent on the Nigerian music industry .This ogun state born singer ,songwriter, composer/producer/rapper had learned the ropes from virtuoso likes Green and Cobham's before putting Pen to paper with BAY productions. A graduate of mass communications from Moshood Abiola polytechnic, Abeokuta Ogun State would not be compared to anymore in terms of music content or delivery as he maintained 'JAKAD YATO SII SATIN'.
After series of singles which have done more than justice in the Nigerian Music circuit, earning him global recognition and couple of silverwares like The NEA award, African Entertainment Award and Champs award with several nominations which includes most promising youth in the just concluded dynamix award, most promising act at the NMVA. Jhybo who is notorious for fusing the popular Yoruba lingual on any beat marrying and birthing nothing but music that sets the dance floor on fire.
Singles like FAR AWAY, DEM JUST THEY RUN THEIR MOUTH, BE NANI are all hits songs in their rights and they all made it to video topping charts both on satellites and terrestrial stations although DEM JUST DEY RUN THEIR MOUTH became a monstrous hit which cemented
the jhybo brand in the Nigerian music industry.
Jhybo's official debut album which is titled BE NAA NI will be dropping on the 12 of February 2012 and will be made available for sales worldwide on different platforms .
This 15track album will be sold on-line which makes it available to the outer community, Including stores and other distribution networks that reaches the global social community as a whole. The United kingdom based record label with their networks and partnership deal with a distribution company in Europe has enlisted several promotional tours after the release date and shall make the proudly Nigerian/African album in all African and non-African stores in Europe.
With guest appearances from Iceprince, sound sultan, Zaaki, Terry tha rapman, Chuddy k, Goldie and many more. The production efforts from Mc Vance, Yeankeyzs, Mr green, kollo, fliptyse with the final mixing and mastering done by indomix.
Bay productions, a record company which is based both in the United kingdom and Nigeria will be launching the album in both countries and shall make available necessary press kits, promotional kits like wallpapers ,posters ,bb themes, ringtones, branded Tees , wristbands and lots.
The new deal with him right now, is that he is remembering what majorly brought him to the entertainment scene in the first place-Music. He had fallen madly in love in the 90′s with Rap Music better
known now has Hip-Hop. His many influences or inspirations then were the likes of Wu Tang Clan – made up of the likes of Method Man, Ghostface Killah, RZA, Raekwon, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastards, Inspectah Decks & U-God, Buckshot and many others.
He took his love a step further by collaborating with his elder brother Godwin and a few other friends to form a Rap Group they named-The Psychopaths made up of 8 members, they experimented in the studios bringing all the 8 elements together, but never released an Album or any of the singles.
While Godwin & Bright who later became popular by his moniker-Basketmouth got admitted into University of Benin, the other members of the Psychopaths went their different ways, thereby putting a temporary stop to their group. Bright &
Godwin continued at Uniben and formed an affiliate group which later collaborated with the likes of Faze of Plantashun Boyz, Dare Art Alade & others, but like before they didn't release any single or body of work.
Recently Godwin who had gone on to live in the UK with family came to Nigeria and out of fun, both brothers decided to enter the studio and see what they could make of their latent talent, they had a
collaboration with Eldee D Don & the Prince of the moment-the one & only Wizkid and what they came up with is titled- Where You Dey?
But the main deal-the full body of work, a complete album at that is now in the works. Tentative release date is sometime in April of 2012, and both brothers are collaborating with Africa's pride Tuface, the one & only Egberi Papa 1-Timaya, Dare Art Alade, Davido, Terry D Rapman, Flavor, Nigeria's number one
lyricist-Mode 9, OD & many others.
Not to worry at all, Basketmouth is not retiring from comedy, he is only giving a voice to a talent he had always toyed with, to see how the people would accept or view his 1st love- RAP MUSIC!
January 25, 2012
Nigerian Footballer, Kanu Nwankwu's wife Amarachukwu celebrated her 25th birthday and graduation ceremony in UK. The party witnessed close pals and the family members at Kanu's crib in UK. Kanu & Amara got married in 2004, blessed with two sons.
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January 24, 2012
Well, when Actors are not tied up with many assignments, they try to do some other things to stay relevant and still gather some hot news. Tonto Dikeh may be bad, but she's really good at it. Tonto who dressed up in tight bodysuit with leopard skin printing posing for stylist Tiannastylin at Ilashe beach. Purpose of the promo photo is unknown.
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January 23, 2012
Nigerian US-based video vixen turned Singer, Dencia spotted on the red carpet at the Golden globes after party in Los Angeles. Yes, This is Dencia!
Back in Nigeria, the Dencia we know is not this light. Turns out that Dencia was looking much lighter than usual as she showed off her blonde ambition at the Golden globe after party in LA. In fact, we barely recognized her.
Download Super Girl Here
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January 21, 2012
|Dbanj and Big Sean|
Despite hints of a possible reunion in Toni Payne's tweets, 9ice still insists he has moved on to someone else. In Toni's heart or playlist, there's still a place for 9ice.
Toni Payne now expresses how much support she still has for him. She's been excited about 9ice's album launch party holding in March.
"9ice the Official Bashorun Gaa & Versus Album Concert – March 11, 2012 at Eko Hotel & Suites.. I wudnt miss it 4 d world. *dancing alanta*
Time to brush up on my Alanta against March 11.. Been waiting 4 dis concert 4 ages… Na me go 1st reach dere. *shakes bum bum* Hehehe
Awon temi lori twirra. Holla at me wit a retweet, if u r coming for 9ice's Concert on March 11.. We must see face 2 face n parry 2geda o.
Gud Morning Tweeps. Its 51 Days till 9ice
Bashorun Gaa & Versus Album Concert – March 11 @ Eko Hotel Hotel& Suites V.I.. #CountingDown
Dear GAA, I mean 9ice. Pls perform Tempo wiv @ BankyW on March 11, wen u do, let it b after my 2nd glass of Champagne & pls dim d lites. Tnx
Hmm thinking March 11 – 9ice Concert – 6 inch heels or Studded Slippers? Which will help me boogy better?
I'm one of d few people I know who don't know how to contain my excitement. It shows all over my body.
One thing I know bout 9ice, aside from being an intelligent dude, wen it comes 2 his music, he no dey play.. March11 will go dwn in History
And to think I was planning a trip to yankee march.. Yankee can like to stop shebe 4 now.. Emi fe boogy down
And pls if u r dere, do mark where I'm sitting so if he shud perform Buje Budanu, spraying ME is very much allowed. Pounds preferd Hehehe
Time to brush up on my Alanta against March 11..Been waiting 4 dis concert 4 ages… Na me go 1st reach dere. *shakes bum bum* Hehehe
Omg I can picture me dancing all nite already.. If he shud just try me n perform Iya Alariya, my bumbum will be in trouble oo. LoooL"
January 20, 2012
Comedian, Basketmouth wasn't joking when he disclosed few weeks ago that he is branching out into the music world. The funny guy is making serious moves to ensure his debut album "where u dey" which is in the works (although no release date has been set) it doesn't flop.
The track, titled "where you dey" featuring wizkid and Eldee is set to drop on 26th January 2012.
for any music enthusiastic.
Award winning DJ Xclusive has linked up with very talented music producer 'Tyrone' for this latest release and together, they bring you Xclusive House Mixes of "KONTROL" by W4, "SuperStar" by ICE PRINCE and "ARA" by BRYMO.
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January 19, 2012
Ayobamidele Aladekomo popularly known as Aduke is a Nigerian born performing artiste, a singer, songwriter, guitarist, dancer and actress. This talented young girl set to storm the world with a unique blend of artistry from the cradle of Scoale music.
Aduke has basic training in theatrical practice. She heads a band named SSV (Sticks, strings and Voices) and debuted her first show in 2010, with Aduke and Fwendz 'an evening of poetry and conscious music featuring Kafayat Quadri, Sage Has.son, Sistasoul, Adewale Oreshade', She has performed at literary events and art festivals in Nigeria.
Aduke is a graduate of history and Strategic studies from the University of Lagos. The single 'Made in Lagos' is a song that addresses rural / urban migration which is a common trend in major cities all over the world, inspired by real life situations.
Freewindz is an Afro Hip-Hop group comprising of three brothers (Prince Amako aka Prince, Kingsley Amako aka Sir K and Chike Amako aka Kendo). These prestige gentleman; hails from Imo state Owerri west local government area, Nigeria. coming out with a sensational video track titled anwuli.. enjoy it!! album drops 2012....
Tic Tac is one of the hottest african musician to come out of ghana.He has over 11 music awards and 6 albums to his credit He became the first african artiste to feature in the MTV Base "making of the video"and had his video directed alongside Akon by Gil Green (U.S director of videos for 50 cent, Brandy and Buster Rhymes).
His song "Kangaroo" spent over 4 weeks on the MTV Base chart No'1 spot and he ...was the first Ghanaian musician to perform at the 2007 Big Brother Africa in South Africa to an audience of over 50 million viewers across Africa.
In 2008,he was ambassador for peace keeping representing west africa at the Not In Our LIfetime Concert in South Africa against the Xenophobic Attacks.
He is involved in compaigns with the United Nation in Sierra Leone and Ghana alongside Ramsey Noah and Oswald Boateng, as part of the WFP raising funds for children. He became the first hip life artiste to collaborate with anyone outside of ghana with meiway of ivory Coast "wope" and Nigerian Star Tony Tetuila on the explosive "Fefe Na Efe" which received several awards around the world.
Tic Tac's vision is to educate people through his music and help bring awareness of major issues in Africa like poverty,diseases, malnutrition, conflicts and to promote youth empowerment and self-employment.
Now he his back with two brand new videos/songs from "Tic Tac" of Ghana, titled "Feel The Heat and "In The Gallo". The videos are from his upcoming album "Ghana 4 U". The album is due to be released later this year.
In The Gallo
With the present buzz building over the first episode from the “SUBSIDY” short film that hit the internet barely a week ago, Garnered over 10,000 views in barely 2 days and turning the viral community bugging.
With television stations such as T.V.C., Channels & S.T.V. requesting for the short clip for airing, shows this short flick has touched the populace by depicting the social effects the subsidy removal act by the ruling government body can have in the society.
The buzz off the film has sent the production team back to the drawing board to cook up a follow up “The Fuel Doubler”, to further stress the social effects of the government act on its’ people.
In a few days the follow up will hit the internet again and subsequent episodes still under production will ensue.
The Fuel Doubler starring the usual suspects Tha Suspect (No pun intended, Lol) and Team Capital presents The Fuel Doubler. Directed/Edited by X.Y.Z. & produced by Teflon (Team Capital)
Hakym's first Single 'Plenty plenty' landed him a 2009 nomination for 'best new act' and his follow up single, was the sensational 'Dey Dere'. 'Dey Dere' is a hit no doubt and is rated one of the best R and B songs to come out of Nigeria.
After a little break during which he got signed into a huge record label called Serengeti, Hakym the dream bounced back to the industry with Scoobi doo and Scoobi doo remix in which he featured Eldee the Don with 2011 big brother winner Karen Igho on the video.
The song was and is still being rewarded with massive airplay. And now, Hakym is set for the TAKE OVER with this club banger: LAMBA.
Even before this video drops, Lamba as introduced by Hakym is already being used as a slang in the industry and Serengeti music has no doubt that this song would be the deal breaker. Enjoy
…shot by Clarence Peters
….signs to Crossroads record
When you take into account his stage name Saint Paul, one is likely to believe that the saints have come down to serenade us with their heavenly tunes but alas, he is very much human and Nigerian too.
Christened Osayande Paul Ero, (Saint Paul) took the industry pundits by surprise when he dropped his debut hit track ‘’no dulling’’ which is presently enjoying massive airplays on local and international media. The video was directed by the award winning Capital Hills’ Chief Executive Officer, Clarence Peters.
A versatile artiste, Saint Paul has shown his musical prowess having recorded songs in all genres not just limited to Pop, RnB and Raggee. A gifted and talented singer and song writer, Saint Paul’s work showcases an array of uncommon and excellent composition.
With an album in the pipeline, Saint Paul has more than enough songs to make an album as he is bent on giving music lovers a moment of their lives as he feels the need to make a grand entry into an industry that is fast growing right now.
Saint Paul, the alumnus of Sociology and Anthropology from the famous University of Benin, Edo State, has done songs in Pop, R n B and Reggae genres; he started from his high school days where he was once a choir prefect, he was actively involved in coordinating the renditions and also a strong force behind the annual Christmas carols of his church.
Signed on to Crossroads Records, Saint Paul hopes to be one of the revelations of 2012 as far as music is concerned. Armed with an impressive video and backed by a commited record label, Saint Paul is on ‘No Dulling’ tempo
"Hi my name is Richard Mofe-Damijo and contrary to d rumours yesterday that I was in a coma, unconscious and even dead, I am ALIVE and WELL. God kept us (my driver n I) alive by His hands. This is to say thank u and a big God bless u all for the prayers and well wishes especially those expressed towards my driver following the accident yesterday in delta state. I am very ok but my driver is still in a critical condition. Pls keep him in ur prayers. We are believing God to arise on his behalf and restore him to full health.
As for the guys who rammed into us I ve no idea where they are but we pray for them too... It is well.
Once again thank u. By the way I hear the whole thing went VIRAL. I believe dts d word. Am learning fast:)... Wetin dis social media be na only God know. Anyways I de like tree wey God plant. No le le. No shakes. My special Oga wey put me for "hospital arrest" plenty migwo. My president Segun Eye rinze sorry arinze well done. Until my next BC pls keep believing in God oo. Nuff said..."
January 17, 2012
January 15, 2012
Eedris is a good person and one of the things I cherish about him is his fearlessness and self confidence. He has charisma and knows how to charm and pamper the audience. I learnt that from him.
But like every good person he has his short comings. I don't like being in a place where I am tolerated and Eedris does this very well. He never paid me a dime in the three years I worked for him
except for an occasion he gave me N1000 after a show in Kuramo beach.
Everybody that worked with Eedris when I was with him had a dream but he never helped make their dream happen.
Today all the boys in my band are car owners and live well on their own. I don't owe them because I know they have families. As they've helped build my career, I also owe them the opportunity to help build theirs too.
Eedris never did all of these for his band boys and that was his problem. He never had time for anyone.
On why he parted ways with Ksolo
...He produced the Timaya beat for Dem Mama song after I sang it to him. At the time I hooked up with K-Solo, he'd just left secondary school. Still Basorge wont let me be, but my actions told him I was in a hurry and couldn't wait for a label
that was yet to take off. He wished me well. I gathered money from friends in Port-Harcourt and I came back to Lagos. I hooked up with K- Solo in his studio in Mafoluku Oshodi and that's how our
relationship began. I'd take a bike from my sister's place in Oshodi to his place every time we had sessions and I paid
him for everything. I never owed him.
....the guys gave me an upfront payment totalling N300, 000 and I returned to Lagos to pay K-Solo to begin work on my album. I paid him upfront every time we had sessions.
When we recorded seven songs, he told me he was tired and made some beats and asked me to go.
The reason I'm telling you all these is to let you know that I paid K-Solo for every job he did for me. I had issues with him because he was using some of my slogans on songs he produced for others. I warned him against it. Again I had to let him go because my music was beginning to sound monotonous, same beat. I realised it wasn't me anymore recording, it was the producer, so I sought to change him. I have since worked with other producers because I didn't want to sound same.
The next thing I heard was him telling people I stayed in his house and that I am a small boy. A man younger than me calling me a small boy, was the limit.
January 14, 2012
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The bass and synth heavy Afro-infused Electro dance tune complete with an infectious bassline and catchy hook sees Bilderberg Group in outstanding fashion - showcasing the production duo's exceptional production style and dexterity with emerging African/Jamaican singer Perez riding the musical milieu rather brilliantly and adding her own unique flavour to the sure fire dance floor filler that is set to get you moving your body and vibezing as soon as you press play on "Big Life" - the party anthem for 2012.
January 13, 2012
|tweeted picture: tiwa savage with a fan during the feul susbsidy removal protest|
"you no even fine. Nah only on top TV you dey fine." fan on twitter blasted Tiwa.
"you are very stupid and senseless. Your face and heart is UGLY." Tiwa savage fired back
Fan-"So immature, Lol. You are f**king rude with no manners. F**k you." Fan replied.
"you are a waste to the Nigerian population."
Tiwa savage-"I dont giv a f**k. After all you can kiss transformer for me being a waste,"
"it hit you hard abi? Next time, think before you open your smelling mouth. Ode oshi (stupid fool)."
Fan-"if I hit you hard, I'm sure you will forget you have a music career. I just pity u ni."
Tiwa Savage-"*hit a woman abi? Well done,"
January 12, 2012
The song is titled "Kilokanmi" translated "What's My Biznezz" and features rapper Jhybo. Produced by Ogajojo1, mixed and mastered by indomix.
SliZz Da WhiZz real name Tumi Lawrence-Oseni, has been on radio since March 2004 and has worked on four different radio stations. He's a graduate of Mass Communication (Mapoly) and hails from Ogun State. Music has always been a part of his life even as far back as high school. But had to focus on broadcasting in the process of setting priorities. Now he's ready to make everyone feel the other side of him, with his appealing "Contemporary Urban HipHop"!!! Lovely sounds, No cheap music nor lyrics. And "Kilokanmi" is a single off the forthcoming album, "INVASION LICENSE".
January 9, 2012
|femi kuti addressing the crowd|
Top celebs made Occupy Nigeria a star-studded demonstration today. Raskimono, DJinee, Jahbless, Dele Momodu, Kwam1, 9ice, ruggedman, Seun Kuti, Toni Payne, W4, Eldee, soundsultan, Nneka, Femi Kuti, Bez, el-phlex, Vector, Terry tha rapman, Dede Mabiaku, Jide Kosoko, Bimbo akintola and many other celebs showed up at Gani Fawehinmi park, Ojota, Lagos today for the Occupy Nigeria
Celebrities have not turned a blind eye to what's going on in their homeland. Yet, they stand divided on the issue. While few celebs - the likes of Zack Orji, Zeb Ejiro support the fuel subsidy removal (as reported by Thenetng.com), many celebs are speaking out against the move.
|Ruggedman, Raskimono, Jahbless|
|Soundsultan, Eldee, Djinee, Bez|
January 8, 2012
The couple who celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary were spotted The couple having (staging) a passionate kiss in public. The Julius & wife wows onlookers as they got carried away.
January 7, 2012
Interestingly, Desmond elliot and Don Jazzy have turned their backs on President Goodluck, following the removal of Oil subsidy that saw the price of petrol more than double. Just like so many other celebs, the two stars have taken to twitter to protest against the removal of fuel subsidy. Among the tweets was this from Don Jazzy.
"I hardly regret decisions I make. That my one vote added to put the current government in power is one decision I regret with all my heart."
"God knows that government has not given Mohits any penny like I have always told you guys. I am boldly putting [it] out here for anybody to contest. We all voted for the guy [President Jonathan] because at the time, we thought and believed he would be the one to move the country forward. My conscience is clear,"
My dear I will say again i asked people to vote for change am so sorry this isn't the change i asked for but i did it. Cos I believed it was time the next generation took over RT @LabiLayori: @jumokukus @jum @deselliot yeah rite! Wud like to see dem all on tv saying "we regret our actions o" - Desmond replied to tweet.
@deselliot definitely got paid by the PDP & other vampires. where wud they get $$$ to film ads? These celebs think they're gods or somethin"
These are tweets that are coming back to haunt Don Jazzy and Desmond Elliot now, as they try to convince their fans that they never got paid to campaign for Goodluck.
"RT @boycottPDP:non of. Us got paid oga so pls shut up wit the. Xcracter assasination and tell us. Wat the remedy is" Desmond replied
Meanwhile, Genevieve's insistence of remaining on the fence over the issue has been condemned by fans
"I still can't help but feel it (fuel subsidy removal) is the right move at the wrong time. There is tension and unease."
"i could see the point but i don't think a proper explanation was given to the public."
January 5, 2012
Back In september 2011, Omotola Jalade was spotted in dakar, senegal with her family. As one of her first tasks in her new role, Omotola kicked off the maternal mortality campaign in senegal. She's supproting Amnesty international campaign for freedom of expression.
"Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a leading Nigerian 'Nollywood' actress and singer, with a huge fan base across Africa and the Caribbean. Omotola launched Amnesty International's maternal mortality campaign in Sierra Leone and supports our campaign for freedom of expression."
What a cool thing for Omotola to do!
Delighted Kaffy and Joseph named their baby boy Joseph Sean Oluwatosin Kamar.
mourWith the present subsidy implementation causing chaos all over our "great" Nation,Nigeria.The individuals at Capital Dreams Pictures & Team Capital, Nigeria's most formidable visual & media content provider took in upon themselves to show the ugly side effects it can cause on the citizens.
A comical interpretation well plotted out,and an impressive display of acting by the musician/artist Tha Suspect & Directed/edited by X.Y.Z.
A comical interpretation well plotted out,and an impressive display of acting by the musician/artist Tha Suspect & Directed/edited by X.Y.Z.
January 4, 2012
"Super Sun'' A superb alternative-soul singer who happens to come from Nigeria - and a male counterpart to that country's new songstresses such as Asa, Nneka and Ayo. Watch for Bez to emerge in the United States in 2012, starting with a visit to SXSW in March."
Supersun is one of my favourite albums of 2011.
Check out these photos from Bez's
"That Stupid song" video shoot featuring Praiz, and cameo from spaceshipboi. The video should be dropping any day now.