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Eva Alordiah reveals why she stopped making music
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Eva Alordiah reveals why she stopped making music

Nigerian rapper Eva Alordiah has explained why she stopped making music. The 32-year-old was one of the most-listened-to Nigerian female rappers at some point in the country. She shared the stage with popular Nigerian artists and was on a track with P-Square. However, she stopped making music abruptly then moved to Ghana. On Instagram today, Jan 8, she explained why she stopped making music after a fan asked. "I still don't know why you stopped making music," the fan commented on her latest post. And Eva, who is also a writer and makeup artist, responded, "I stopped to get back to my core essence. I stopped for me."
Femi Kuti Under Attack By Burna Boy Fans For Saying “Music Isn’t Really About Awards”
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Femi Kuti Under Attack By Burna Boy Fans For Saying “Music Isn’t Really About Awards”

Nigerian musician Femi Kuti has come under attack by fans of pop star Burna Boy for what they claim is a subtle dig at the latter’s recent Grammy nominations. In a tweet, Kuti said that music should not be centered around awards or international recognition, and pointed to his father, the legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, who was never nominated for a Grammy. “Music isn’t really about awards though,” Kuti said, responding to a tweet that hailed him as the most Grammy-nominated artist in Nigeria. “Fela never won or was never nominated. I don’t think Bob Marley was too. Music is about spreading love, giving people the will to go through the hard times in life, etc and inspiration. Music must bring comfort too.” He went on to say that his father “never cared about any awar...
“I Will Love To Invest In Your Music” – Kiddwaya To Laycon
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“I Will Love To Invest In Your Music” – Kiddwaya To Laycon

This was how the conversation went Kiddwaya: I will love to invest in your music, Immediately we get out of here says Kidd to Laycon, Vee and Trikytee. He also added he has a house filled with Versace that he’d love them to shoot their videos. Vee: Kiddwaya's Dad we love your son Oooh. https://youtu.be/ceEjfmllDOQ
I Can Still Win Grammy – 9ice
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I Can Still Win Grammy – 9ice

“I Can still win Grammy, God can still do it for Me” - 10years after, and Nigerian singer 9ice is still keeping his Grammy Dream alive!!! People are getting it wrong. I didn’t promise anyone a Grammy award; I promised myself. I promised myself a lot of things. I promised myself a Music of Black Origin award and I got it. I promised myself to be one of the most reckoned with artistes and I’ve achieved that. The Grammy-award has been one of my targets as well. There is a Yoruba adage that says, ‘Ba o ku, ise o tan’ which literally means, ‘If there is life, anything can still happen’. I’m still doing music and who says I cannot get it (Grammy award) tomorrow? I still have that belief and I know God will do it for me.”
I Promised Myself, Not Fans, Grammy – 9ice
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I Promised Myself, Not Fans, Grammy – 9ice

Nigerian singer and songwriter and award winning artiste, 9ice revealed that he never promised fans to win a Grammy award for them. In an interview with Sunday Scoop, he said, “People are getting it wrong. I didn’t promise anyone a Grammy award; I promised myself. I promised myself a lot of things. I promised myself a Music of Black Origin award and I got it. I promised myself to be one of the most reckoned with artistes and I’ve achieved that. The Grammy award has been one of my targets as well. There is a Yoruba adage that says, ‘Ba o ku, ise o tan’ which literally means, ‘If there is life, anything can still happen’. I’m still doing music and who says I cannot get it (Grammy award) tomorrow? I still have that belief and I know God will do it for me.”
Cassper claps back at Scoop Makhathini’s claims he’s got ‘nothing new’ to offer
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Cassper claps back at Scoop Makhathini’s claims he’s got ‘nothing new’ to offer

Rapper Cassper Nyovest tackled Scoop Makhathini for claiming he should take a break from music. Scoop is known for sharing his opinions about the industry, often without a filter, and rubbed Cassper up the wrong way with his latest commentary about SA hip hop. In a recent Popcast YouTube episodes, Scoop mentioned how he would love Cassper, AKA and Kwesta to “take a break from making music”. Scoop's reasons included an observation that the rappers, who have spent nearly a decade in the game, apparently had nothing else to say and no different way to say it. Scoop also felt they needed to give the upcoming crop of rappers a chance to shine. Cassper was having absolutely none of it, and came out guns blazing. “This doesn't apply to me at all. Firstly, my last album was two ...
The music Industry is Demonic – Vanessa Mdee Speaks on Quitting Music
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The music Industry is Demonic – Vanessa Mdee Speaks on Quitting Music

Tanzanian music star, Vanessa Mdee went public with her decision of quitting music in her 29 minutes Podcast "Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee".  According to Mdee, the music industry is demonic and she is currently working on being an advocate of honesty, beauty and what facing your demons can do for you. She said; “I don’t know who needs to hear this, but my mission is to be a light. I know that I would probably disappoint a few people and that’s Okay, I know that my fans don’t wanna hear this but guess what am never be too far away from you, trust me. The reason why I had to leave the industry is because I needed to choose my life, the music industry is demonic. People will tell you half-truth about what really goes on, and the truth is I just wanna be an advocate for honesty an...
“Your music can heal souls during this Covid-19 pandemic” – DJ Cuppy urges colleagues
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“Your music can heal souls during this Covid-19 pandemic” – DJ Cuppy urges colleagues

Popular Nigerian Disc Jockey, DJ Cuppy has urged her colleagues to release songs that will heal souls during Covid-19 pandemic. The renowned Disc Jockey made this call in the late hours of Tuesday, June 9, 2020 via her official page on Twitter. She siad she knows many Nigerian music artistes who are nervous to drop songs at thr moment. Cuppy however urged them to release songs as their songs might heal someone going through alot during the global pandemic. In her words; “With everything going on, I know so many Nigerian artists that are nervous to drop music right now (I felt the same way)… But please DROP your art – you never know, your musical gift could heal someone today!”
“You Must Not Run Away From Music, The Gods Will Never Forgive You” – Uche Maduagwu Tells Omotola Jalade
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“You Must Not Run Away From Music, The Gods Will Never Forgive You” – Uche Maduagwu Tells Omotola Jalade

Controversial social media critic and Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu says the gods will never forgive actress Omotola Jolade if she runs away from music. Speaking via his official Instagram page, he added that she is destined to put Nigeria on the world map with her songs. He wrote: uchemaduagwu @realomosexy Baba #FELA will never forgive you if you fail to return to music, you are destined to put #Nigeria on the world map with your #songs. Dear Omotola, obedience is better than sacrifice. This is not the time to listen to haters who are ready to say anything just to discourage you from fulfilling purpose. “You are not just a colleague in #Nollywood, remember what I always tell you on #movie locations that your destiny is tied to #music? Well, go and write this prophecy ...
Reason why Davido is African King & not Burna Boy – Konjo Leyla
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Reason why Davido is African King & not Burna Boy – Konjo Leyla

African Tour Concert Director, Konjo Leyla, has stated the reason why she believes Nigerian singer Davido is African King when it comes to music, and not Burna Boy. According to her, Burna Boy still has a lot of work to do in some Africa countries and it’s too early to crown him as he needs more years to wear the crown. She stated that Davido has the title because he is known in all countries on the continent and he is still in high demand, unlike Burna Boy Read excerpts from her Instagram live chat below: “Now here is the things, at the moment, most people feel like Burna Boy is the biggest artist in Africa, I don’t feel like that, he is not. Because the reason why he is not is because he still has more work to do at the countries in Africa. This is a true story, when it c...
Cynthia Morgan Should Use Her New-Found Fame To Sell CDs – Akin Alabi
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Cynthia Morgan Should Use Her New-Found Fame To Sell CDs – Akin Alabi

Nigerian politician, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Otunba Akin Alabi advised singer, Cynthia Morgan to use her new name to create fame for herself He wrote: “If I were Cynthia Morgan, I wouldn’t use the newfound fame to release a new song. I’d use it to write a book, speak at events, sell CDs, start a podcast etc. There is no guarantee the song will blow & people will move on if it does not. She has a better shot at success this way. “She must find a way to capture value. All these let’s raise money for her to sing a new song. When the song comes out, you would be the first to insult her. She needs to use the new found fame to sell other things. Including the coloured hair she was known for. “For 99% of artistes, if you don’t evolve from singing to other things, you will...
Omotola Announces She Is Back To Music
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Omotola Announces She Is Back To Music

Delectable Nollywood actress, Omotola Jolade Ekeinde has announced that she is back to doing music for the second time. The screen diva made this known via a tweet she sent out on her official Twitter handle on Saturday, 23rd March. The talented actress  recently celebrated 25 years anniversary in the entertainment industry. She wrote: Yasss! I’m back! I feel so Alive ! ?? ~~~<<~~~~~>>~~~~~<>~~~~~~ When I told you Post Covid I’m doing ALL I’ve wanted to do some thought I was just motivating! I’m back to My Music! And this second time around No… https://t.co/p5RBnE2XKo YASSS! I’M BACK! I FEEL SO ALIVE ! ?? ~~~<<~~~~~>>~~~~~<>~~~~~~ WHEN I TOLD YOU POST COVID I’M DOING ALL I’VE WANTED TO DO SOME THOUGHT I WAS JUST MOTIVATING! I’M BACK TO...
DJ Cuppy Mocks All Her Ex-Boyfriends
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DJ Cuppy Mocks All Her Ex-Boyfriends

Popular Nigerian Nigerian disc jockey and music producer Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, professionally known as DJ Cuppy, has taken to her official Twitter handle to mock all her exes. While it still remains unknown why the ‘Gelato’ crooner is mocking her exes, she accompanied her message with some photos which depict ‘mockery’. In 2017, the popular entertainer made headline when he relationship with former Nigerian international, Victor Anichebe hit the rock. Since then, she has not been seen in public places flaunting or showing off her man. OOBI TO ALL MY EXES ? #CUPPYDAT PIC.TWITTER.COM/SDVPSFK3KY — CUPPY (@CUPPYMUSIC) MAY 22, 2020
“The Kind Of Music And Sound You’re Exposed To Shapes Your Thinking” – Timi Dakolo
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“The Kind Of Music And Sound You’re Exposed To Shapes Your Thinking” – Timi Dakolo

Sensational Nigerian Vocal powerhouse, Timi Dakolo has taken to his social media to reveal that kind of music one listens to shapes your thinking. Dakolo who is one of the best vocalists in the Nigerian music industry took to his social media page to explain how the kind of music you listen to shapes your thinking. Timi Dakolo further went on to say that the kind of sound and music one listen too also shapes ones thinking. Read what he wrote below:-  
DM Your Music To Me – DJ Cuppy To Upcoming Artists
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DM Your Music To Me – DJ Cuppy To Upcoming Artists

DJ Cuppy has taken her twitter account to announce to all her followers that every upcoming artist both male and female that wants his or her song to be played on her next #CuppyDMTracks should hurry up now and dm their songs to her soundcloud account. She furthered more with her next tweet to explained how the song should be uploaded and the benefits involved which includes playing the top 10 best selected songs on her next mixtape #CuppyDMTracks and also helping those lucky 10 winners to promotes their songs. After few days of asking a question of what she should do with all the messages she has been getting in her dm from upcoming artist, Cuppy finally came up with this brilliant idea on how to help upcoming artist, don’t let this opportunity pass you or any upcoming artis...
Social Media Trolls Almost Made Me Quit Music — Waje
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Social Media Trolls Almost Made Me Quit Music — Waje

After the release of her album ‘Red Velvet‘ in 2018, Waje, seriously contemplated shelving her music career. It came as a total shock to music lovers and her fans. Her public outburst on how she did not have money to finance her music career came as a shocker to most people. In April 2019, Waje, went back on her plan to quit music. She set out to re-brand and reinvent herself. That came as a relief to her fans. Now, Waje has publicly explained what pushed her to make that decision. She revealed that ‘social media trolls’ almost buried her. In an interview with Chude, she explained how at a concert, she was not allowed to use a live band during her performance. That got her upset but she did the gig anyway. After her performance, she started trending on Twitter and all he...
“I Don’t Want To Suffer On Earth And In Hell,” Says Liberian Singer, Canc As She Quits Music
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“I Don’t Want To Suffer On Earth And In Hell,” Says Liberian Singer, Canc As She Quits Music

Liberian singer, Canc Queen has announced her decision to abandon music after giving her life to Christ. The ‘Dem girls’ crooner made this known on her social media pages on Friday. Although, it may come as a rude shock to many, Canc explained that she doesn’t want to suffer on earth and also suffer in hell. In her words; “Sorry fans for disappointing u but, I dont want to suffer on earth and suffer in hell. I pray as I have made my decision to follow christ let me not leave him to come back to this kind. Many people will not understand why in a short time a change, because what u want is not what God wants for u. I’m no longer ur dancehall queen. Pls call me CanC queen cause I’m now the queen of my father that is in heaven. I mean Jesus christ the son of God that died for all...
‘I Don’t Want To Suffer On Earth And Suffer In Hell’ – Liberian Dancehall Star, Canc Queen Quits Music As She Gives Her Life To Christ
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‘I Don’t Want To Suffer On Earth And Suffer In Hell’ – Liberian Dancehall Star, Canc Queen Quits Music As She Gives Her Life To Christ

Liberian dancehall singer, Canc Queen has announced her exit from the music business after giving her life to Christ. Canc, who was one of the top dancehall stars in Liberia made the shocking news to her fans via her social media accounts last night, as she reminisced about her life experiences in a series of posts. The ‘Dem girls’ singer revealed that she took the decision to quit music and turn over a new leaf after surviving three near-death experiences. In her words, she said: ‘I had an accident and broke every part of my body, yet still u heal the first time, the second time I was nearly gang-raped, and now the 3rd food poisoned, what king of God are u. ‘ Canc, who is now using social media pages to win souls for Christ, also admitted that music wasn’t her calling an...
Singer, Waje Reveals Why She Returned N25M A Man Invested In Her Music
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Singer, Waje Reveals Why She Returned N25M A Man Invested In Her Music

Nigerian singer whose vocal range covers three octaves, Aituaje Iruobe, known professionally as Waje opened up on why she returned a 25 million Naira a man invested into her music years ago. According to her, she revealed a man invested 25 million Naira into her music when she wanted to shoot her “I wish” video But she later disagreed because it wasn’t working the way she wanted it based on the agreement
My Angel Tolani And Her Music Made An Appearance On CNN – Femi Otedola (Video)
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My Angel Tolani And Her Music Made An Appearance On CNN – Femi Otedola (Video)

The famous Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola has recently posted a video of her daughter Tolani which made appearance on CNN on his official Instagram page. The billionaire said that he is proud of his daughter to have taken her music so serious that she made an appearance on CNN. Femi Otedola wrote, “My angel Tolani and her music made an appearance on CNN inside Africa this week. So proud, well done!”. As we all know, CNN is one the biggest TV channels in the world so it’s really a big deal if the channel recognizes you because they are showing you to the whole world. Many Nigerians congratulated Femi Otedola and his daughter on this big achievement via the comment section.Some advised Tolani to keep working hard as there are bigger achievements ahead of her. I’m...
Fela has no co-creator of Afrobeat
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Fela has no co-creator of Afrobeat

Of recent, considerable confusion was created by some misinformed commentators whose misguided enthusiasm has led to the propagation of a mistaken notion that Afrobeat was somehow “co-created” by a prominent drummer who performed with Fela for many years. The least that can be said is that this kind of erroneous belief can only arise from a lack of true understanding of the amazing phenomenon known as Afrobeat, the advent of which may be said to have opened up an entirely new chapter in African-derived music. There can be no doubt that Afrobeat came about as a result of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s inimitable vision, stunning originality, amazing energy, and wonderful creativity. As for the absurd notion that anyone else qualifies to be credited as a ‘co-creator’ of Afrobeat simply by vi...
‘I Don’t Pay For Awards’ – Brymo Tells Troll
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‘I Don’t Pay For Awards’ – Brymo Tells Troll

Nigerian singer, songwriter and author, Brymo tells fans and followers his all about good song and lyrics in the music industry A twitter user identified as @FemiDenning replied the singer: And yOU wey dey do everything pass don collect grammy abi BET. Guy drink water and give us good music,we no send you to go tear shirt for street. Brymo wrote Dem offer me nomination to some of these awards at a price… I no dey pay for awards…. so sit down.. Tweets below Dem offer me nomination to some of these awards at a price... I no dey pay for awards.... so sit down.. https://t.co/24dkGEoaOy — Ọláwálé Ọlọ́fọọ̀rọ̀ (@BrymOlawale) May 2, 2020
I want to give something magical to music lovers – Playboycasted
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I want to give something magical to music lovers – Playboycasted

Nigerian singer, songwriter and music enthusiast, Ogundayomi Olawale, famously known as Playboycasted, does not only make music for fame or money but to keep the world a better and safer place for everybody. For somebody whose music career started at the age of 9 as a church chorister, Playboycasted knew what he wanted to make out of life and has remained truthful to himself and craft over the years. Speaking in an interview during the week, Playboycasted who loves to rap recalled how he released his first rap single: “Shemi” among other freestyles as back as 2013. He would later bag four awards as a rapper at the SLIC Campus recognition awards, held yearly at the Gateway ICT Polytechnic, where he obtained Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communication. He showed the wor...
‘I hated football’ – Ozil & Neuer’s former international team-mate admits playing Bundesliga games on drugs
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‘I hated football’ – Ozil & Neuer’s former international team-mate admits playing Bundesliga games on drugs

Chinedu Ede has retired from football to pursue a career in music, and has admitted to still being under the residual effects of drugs while playing A former international team-mate of Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil and Mats Hummels has admitted he used to play in the Bundesliga while under the residual effects of drugs. Chinedu Ede was a member of Germany’s victorious 2009 Under-21 European Championship squad, and played in the German top flight for Mainz and Hertha Berlin among other clubs. Now 33, he retired from the game last year and is now pursuing a career in music.
No One Wanted To Sign Or Listen To Me, Except M.I Abaga- Ric Hassani
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No One Wanted To Sign Or Listen To Me, Except M.I Abaga- Ric Hassani

Nigerian singer, Ric Hassani reveals no one wanted to sign me or listen to me only the legendary Nigerian rapper, MI Abaga According to the singer, when he first arrived Lagos some years back, to pursue his music, no one wanted to sign him or listen to him except for M.I. He tweeted; ”I came to lagos, not one person wanted to sign me or even give me an ear expect for the king MI and that was after I dropped Gentleman in 2015, and I’ve been here since 2009. You don’t want to know what I’ve been through, very few know the story. Respect me appropriately, please.” I came to lagos, not one person wanted to sign me or even give me an ear expect for the king MI and that was after i dropped Gentleman in 2015, and I've been here since 2009. You don't want to know what I've been through...
Reginae Carter Vows To Never Date Another Rapper
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Reginae Carter Vows To Never Date Another Rapper

Lil Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter vows to never date another rapper Recently, She spotted YFN Lucci with another woman in a party, she decided to end it all, saying goodbye to Big Lucc and moving on to the next. According to her, Lucci is the last rapper that she will ever date. She was on Instagram Live with Shekinah from Love & Hip Hop this week where she made the revelation, speaking more about how her relationship with Lucci ended. “I don’t care how old I get or how young I am, I will never allow no man to post a girl shaking they ass,” said Reginae in the video. “I don’t care if she’s shaking it to your music. It’s a respect thing. Maybe that’s just not me. Maybe that’s just not my crowd. But I will never be cool with no man going to no party with no hecka naked gir...
I Divorced Music To Become A Music Video Producer – Akin Alabi
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I Divorced Music To Become A Music Video Producer – Akin Alabi

Akin Alabi has revealed how his love for music which started at the University of Ilorin led him to become one of the top music video producers in Nigeria. Sharing a cassette which he says contains his first album as a musician, Akin Alabi stated that he never had a dream to become a music video producer. He captioned the picture: “This was my first album released in 1999 while i was in University of Ilorin. I never had a dream of becoming a video director or editor. I remember recording this album in one analog studio with my friends @daviddunnidada , sola dada, bolaji teru, buky, evelyn. The production was done with yamaha psr530. We recorded directly into a cassette then. No time for overdubs like that. Everything had to be one-take. . Eventually music lead me to video...
Nigerians Beg Cynthia Morgan To Return To Music
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Nigerians Beg Cynthia Morgan To Return To Music

Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer, Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan, popularly known by her previous stage name Cynthia Morgan, now Madrina has disclosed the reason she went off the radar and stay away from industry for a while is because she is battling terrible illness and some family issues. The “German Juice” songstress who crossed over from pop thrilled with a number of hit songs for over three years that she was crowned the queen of reggae dancehall music. She was signed to Jude Okoye led North Side INC The energetic singer’s career appeared to begin to take a nosedive in 2015 following the release of her single, “Simatiniya.” The singer during a chat with Sydney Shocker on ‘LunchTime Friday’ back March 2020, revealed that she was ill for a very long time. She explained t...
My uniqueness makes me a global brand— Gabana Playaz
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My uniqueness makes me a global brand— Gabana Playaz

Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer, Gabana Playaz, has said he is confident no one can take his place in a competitive music industry such as Nigeria and even on the international market. Edo State-born Gabana, while describing his kind of sound, also said music for him, didn’t start now. His words: “Well let me inform you that I have been making music for as long as I can remember. So I’m certain about my uniqueness as a musician and as an artiste, not only in Nigeria but for Africa and the world at large. “My label, Playaz Worldwide, is a global movement not only to help produce music but to also help artiste master their talent and craft. As for my kind of sound, my sound is my sound. It’s a feeling I can’t put into words. But just know I’m spontaneous and also opened to...
When I Started Music, I Didn’t Think It Was Going To Be Big – Davido
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When I Started Music, I Didn’t Think It Was Going To Be Big – Davido

Nigerian musician Davido has admitted he least expected his music career to be big when he started. 10 years in the music industry and Davido is considered as one of the best to come out of Africa. He has won several local and international awards including BET best international act. Davido can also boast of having worked high-profile musicians such as Chris Brown, Meek Mill and Wale. “When I started music, I didn’t think it was going to go big, I was doing it just to do music,” he said Instagram Live interview. “Over time, money started coming. “My daddy was a disciplinarian, I didn’t even know my dad had that much money. “I was on the run for like three months, cause my dad found out I was not in school for a whole year.”
“How Will The Industry Survive Without Shows” – D’Banj Expresses His Concern Over COVID-19 Lockdown
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“How Will The Industry Survive Without Shows” – D’Banj Expresses His Concern Over COVID-19 Lockdown

D’banj has come on Twitter to share his thoughts on the effect of the lockdown on the Music Industry and how it will survive without shows. D’banj said he loves how people are keeping themselves busy with challenges trending on the Internet, saying it shows who we are, what we have and what we can do. He said that what worries him the most is how the creative Industry which includes Music, Film, Comedy and the rest will survive Financially without Shows and physical performances. Since the Coronavirus became a pandemic, it has affected shows and concerts leading to shows either being cancelled or postponed. As performing or organizing shows is how most creatives survive, D’banj‘s fear is understandable. Nigerian artists whose shows had to be cancelled or postponed be...
‘I said a worthy challenger’ – Burna Boy savagely refuses Reekado Banks’ challenge to battle him
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‘I said a worthy challenger’ – Burna Boy savagely refuses Reekado Banks’ challenge to battle him

Burna Boy had quite a savage response for Reekado Banks who agreed to battle him in a music challenge.   Burna had tweeted about having a "battle of hits" with a worthy challenger who is willing to go toe to toe with him "lyrically, musically and physically".   Reekado Banks however got a huge knock from the 'Odogwu' crooner after he signified interest in the challenge.   See the exchange below;  
Naira Marley: The Father, The Lifestyle And 250,000 Pounds
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Naira Marley: The Father, The Lifestyle And 250,000 Pounds

Naira Marley is unarguably one of the biggest Nigerian entertainers at the moment but not many of his fans know much about him. Naira Marley was born Azeez Fashola on May 9, 1994 in Agege, Lagos before relocating to the United Kingdom in early 2000s. In an interview with On-Air Personality, Olisa Adibua on The Truth, Naira Marley explained how the sum of £250,000 ignited his music career six years ago. Narrating the experience to Adibua, Naira Marley said “I just made my first big money, I was just picking money in London, I was breaking down parks, I was making money. I made my first big money, about £250K. I didn’t mean to go into the studio to sing because I had talented people around me who were doing music and I wanted to invest in them.” Continuing, he said, “So, when I...
Timmy Tdat’s heartfelt message after sharing distasteful video featuring Rosa Ree
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Timmy Tdat’s heartfelt message after sharing distasteful video featuring Rosa Ree

Timmy Tdat has been keeping a low profile for months now. This is after his popular song Vitamin U was pulled down from YouTube; due to its dirty content. The video which featured a naked Rosa Ree gave many a reason to complain; and criticized it for pornographic visuals. As usual Kenyans on social media demanded to have the filthy music pulled down adding that this was not a music video but an adult tape released in form of a song. Judging from the video Timmy Tdat and his lady stripped down leaving nothing to the imagination; as they gave their fans an up-close of their birthday suits – something that had never been witnessed in East Africa. While Kenyans on social media complained about the video; the Tanzanian government had already issued an arrest warrant for Rosa Ree. The...
Lady Zamar Challenges DJ Maphorisa After Twitter Rant
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Lady Zamar Challenges DJ Maphorisa After Twitter Rant

Lady Zamar has taken the time to respond to DJ Maphorisa who roped her into his Twitter rant on Monday The DJ accused the Monarch singer amongst many others of not owning the masters to their music. Zamar's initial response was to stay away from the social media drama, but has since returned to the conversation with a very enlightening outlook. The star first started out by setting the record straight to a fan who continued to imply that she did not own her music. She then called on Phori to stop spreading misinformation amongst the masses and even challenged him to invite all the artists he mentioned in his rant; Prince Kaybee, Mafikizolo, Samthing Soweto and Kabza De Small to an event to talk about music ownership. She tweeted; "Misinformation is wrong and @DjMaphorisa  ...
“We Should Thank Burnaboy for Putting Respect on our Name Internationally-Uti
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“We Should Thank Burnaboy for Putting Respect on our Name Internationally-Uti

Uti Nwachukwu has written in defence of Burnaboy after the Grammy nominee was called out for saying no one asides his family and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti paved the way for him. Reacting to the backlash Burnaboy received for his statement, Uti tweeted a day ago asking Nigerians to put respect on Burna's name. He added that Nigerians should thank Burnaboy for putting respect on Nigeria's name internationally. The Big Brother Africa star took to Instagram yesterday to reiterate this. He wrote on Instagram: If Burna says he is the Greatest, ask yourself why you are offended for his positive declaration if you’re not a Witch!!! • If he says nobody paved The way for him apart from Fela, why would you even question or fault that statement?!! Are you in the entertainment industry ??? ...
Music Is Everything, Fireboy DML Tells Colleagues
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Music Is Everything, Fireboy DML Tells Colleagues

YBNL act Fireboy DML has taken to his Twitter page to share one piece of advice every artiste needs in their life. According to the ‘Jealous’ crooner’, Nigerian acts need to have someone record them during their music-making process as this will serve as a reminder of just how much they love music later on. ”Have someone record videos of you making music — like the whole creative process. watching them will make you fully realize how much you love this sh*t and how happy you look when you do it. music is everything, man.” Source:
VGMA Is A Celebration of Music; Charterhouse Should Just Lift The Stonebwoy-Shatta Wale Ban – Trigmatic
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VGMA Is A Celebration of Music; Charterhouse Should Just Lift The Stonebwoy-Shatta Wale Ban – Trigmatic

Ghanaian rapper and song writer Trigmatic has said lifting the ban on Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy will bring some more excitement into this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards as both artistes have huge following. Speaking in an interview with Prince Benjamin, Trigmatic noted that featuring both artistes in the 2020 VGMAs will make a difference. He said: “I think it would bring in some more excitement. I mean they have the numbers, it would help, I think it’ll make that difference. Music is music and it’s a celebration of music, they’ll just lift whatever ban and let them live”. Trigmatic added that: “Even if they don’t come in the categories or anything maybe a performance or something, I think that will be a solid surprise.”
Nicki Minaj teases her return to music with ‘Yikes’
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Nicki Minaj teases her return to music with ‘Yikes’

International rapper Nicki Minaj teased her return to music on Monday when she posted a snippet of her new song "Yikes". Taking to her Instagram page, the "Chun Lee" rapper shared a video of her lip-syncing to "Yikes" in a recording studio. Her husband Kenneth Petty is seen sitting next to her while she is in the studio and she captioned the post: "#Yikes I play tag & u #IT for life. #Yikes You a  you do IT for likes". While the Barbz were rejoicing that Minaj is finally hinting at dropping new music, it was the "all you b*tches Rosa Parks, uh oh get yo *ss " line that had everyone in stitches. This comes after the "Moment 4 Life" rapper publicly said she was retiring, but then rescinded that statement and subsequently dropped numerous features. Her most recent singl...
Nigerian A-list Female Entertainers will never be Feminists Because they Sleep with their Managers – OAP Fola
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Nigerian A-list Female Entertainers will never be Feminists Because they Sleep with their Managers – OAP Fola

Media personality, Fola Folayan has weighed in on the conversation of Nigerian female entertainers being feminists. The Smooth FM OAP stated that Nigerian female entertainers are likely not to be feminists because the industry is structured in way that leaves them pandering men to be given opportunities. Fola also alleged that some A-list Nigerian female entertainers sleep with the managers who decide the content of their music, what they wear and how they speak in public. Read her tweets below;  
Ubi Franklin Pictured with his 4th Child, Ariella
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Ubi Franklin Pictured with his 4th Child, Ariella

Ubi Franklin is pictured above with his last child, Ariella, born by Sandra Iheuwa. Ubi and Sandra have finally made peace after he initially denied being responsible for her pregnancy. The music executive met with Ariella for the first time in Abuja yesterday, January 31st and spent the whole day with her. He is also said to be financially responsible for her needs as well.
50 Cent Receives a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
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50 Cent Receives a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

A star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame has been unveiled honoring American rapper and actor, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. The rap mogul and Power star received the star on Thursday in honor of his work in music, film, and television. Taking to Instagram to celebrate, 50 Cent shared a photo of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and then wrote: 'South Side on the map, wait till they see how I run with this..Hahaha ..they never seen nothing like me before. 50 Cent now joins the list of rappers who have been awarded a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. Queen Latifah received her star in January 2006, followed by Diddy in 2008 and Pharrell Williams, who received his star in 2014. Veteran rappers Pitbull and LL Cool J were awarded their stars in 2016.
Here Are Some Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Kobe Bryant
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Here Are Some Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Kobe Bryant

The sudden demise of Kobe Bean Bryant who died on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 10.am, alongside his 13-year old daughter Gianna and three others in a helicopter crash outside of Calabasas, California, at the age of 41 has left many around the world to extend their heartfelt condolences. Prior to his death, Kobe was known to have had experiences added to his sporting career in basketball in several fields such as music, business, philanthropy, soccer, etc. to prove his prowess in those fields. Here are some amazing facts you may not have known about the basketball legend. Bryant, born on the23rd of August 1978, was the son of former NBA player Joe Bryant. Bryant started playing basketball when he was 3 years old. The Lakers were his favourite team growing up. Kobe, who was...
Women Do Not Inspire my Music – Hanujay
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Women Do Not Inspire my Music – Hanujay

One of Nigeria’s fastest rising music stars, Aghogho Hanu Agbodje A.K.A Hanujay may have written himself into the black books of women all over the world by declaring they don’t inspire his music. Hanujay made declaration recently. But on deeper reflection, the Delta State University graduate and Warri boy may just have one ace ahead of all other arguments. “Only God inspires me. God chooses to bless anyone he feels to bless. He is the one that creates a person who can draw very well and the person who can’t even hold a pencil. Whatever you have is between you and your God. I’ve come to realize it’s GOD , nothing but GOD. Sometimes, I wonder how the inspiration came about. No human could have been responsible. Most times, it feels like divine intervention and you wonder what brou...
Street Project Foundation Calls On Creative Young Nigerians for Its Boot camp
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Street Project Foundation Calls On Creative Young Nigerians for Its Boot camp

Street Project Foundation is calling on young Nigerian creatives to audition for its Creative Youth Boot Camp (CYBC). The Creative youth boot camp is a six-week training program for Nigerian youths aged 16 – 25 years old gifted in music, dance, drama, visual arts, comedy, poetry, creative writing, spoken word, fashion and any other genre of the creative arts. This programme provides an opportunity for applicants to learn communication, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, team building, entrepreneurship and project management skills that will prepare you for the world of work. After the boot camp, successful participants will be matched with mentors and placed on internships with creative and corporate organizations in Abuja. The programme is a strictly non-residential boot cam...
Femi Odewole & His Guitar Band – Ariya Plus
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Femi Odewole & His Guitar Band – Ariya Plus

Femi Odewole and the Guitar Band over the last few years has played in like over 500 events both inside and outside the shores of the country. The experience Femi Odewole which is the lead singer of the guitar band released a 50minutes hot, groovy and rhythmic crossover live performance titled "Ariya Plus". It comprises of all kinds of genres like hip-hop, gospel, highlife, fuji, juju and even were. You should certainly get your dancing shoes on as he brings the live music experience right to you. Download Link https://my.notjustok.com/track/download/id/429270
Stop Playinguch Nigerian Music in Ghana – Dammy Krane to Dj
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Stop Playinguch Nigerian Music in Ghana – Dammy Krane to Dj

Nigerian singer Dammy Krane has stated that Ghanaian Djs should do less of Nigerian music in their country, rather they should play more of songs of Ghanaian origin. Taking to his social media page, the singer wrote that he is saying this because he is a real artiste that states the fact and that even if Nigerian songs will be played in Ghana, they should be songs featuring artistes from the West African country. In his opinion he believes it is not fair Nigerian songs are enjoying heavier rotations that songs from Ghana, even right there in their country. He wrote: Naija music is being played more than Ghana music in Ghana. This must stop in 2020, the only Naija songs that should have such rotations are songs that features a Ghanaian . Every must balance well in 2020. I...
Traditional music dying – Late Yusuf Olatunji’ son
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Traditional music dying – Late Yusuf Olatunji’ son

Olawale Yusuf Olatunji, son of the late Apala maestro, Yusuf Ajao Olatunji, has raised alarm over the dearth of traditional music in Nigeria. According to Olawale, whose father, the late Olatunji, pioneered Sakara/Apala music, traditional music which are reflection of Nigeria’s culture, has been neglected by the youths for foreign music. Yusuf made this lamentation during the maiden edition of Yusuf Ajao Olatunji Foundation’s end of the year get-together held at Obasanjo Presidential Library, Ogun State. He appealed to stakeholders in the music industry and Southwest governors to find ways of promoting traditional music among the upcoming artistes. He added that the Lyrics of traditional music such as Sakara of his late father is embedded and embraced in the Yoruba culture....