27 Nov 2013
The event which will be headlined by performances and appearances from surprise guest artistes and DJs will be hosted by Soundcity's ever delectable VJ Adams with exclusive coverage from Soundcity TV crew and youth magazine, Tush Magazine.
It's indeed going to be a night of fun and dance as the organizers promise a night to remember at Club Novonia Bar & Lounge.
Venue: No 1 Akioya avenue, off Oguigo, Off Akhionvbare, G.R.A Benin City, Edo State.
Time: Red carpet starts 9pm
Host: VJ Adams
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"We are sorry to announce that the CHASE Awards 2013 including earlier announced novelty match scheduled for Sunday, 24th November, 2013 has been postponed till March 2014 due to circumstances beyond our control as the organizers are currently youth corp members serving in different states of the country are finding it difficult with the NYSC authority to return to Lagos and plan for the awards" says Olakunle Osein, producer of the awards says.
He further added; "However, we hope to put things in order as soon as possible by the grace of God and we might carry on with the award this year. We want to thank all our supporters especially managements of Jevenik event center and Campus mini stadium who have agreed to host activities for this year's edition of the award for still standing by us, and to our nominees, we want to assure you that whenever the event will hold, it will be best and glamour ".
Payback Media however stated that the voting process remains on and it would close by 15th of December while promising to announce a new date in the coming year. more »
18 Nov 2013
Zara Gretti is the female artiste who brought us songs like: Abo Koku and Teno..
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You can call 08094713483 for further inquiries or to speak with her but I doubt if she will be able to speak at this time
Thanks for your kind assistance and may God bless you. For further info you can also google her story.....
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17 Nov 2013
According to the organizers, the novelty match would kick-off by 12 noon and end at 6pm. It comes up on Sunday, 24th November, 2013 at Campus Mini Stadium, Lagos Island, Lagos..
The nominees would be grouped in two teams and play for the orphanage homes, side attractions include musical performances, comedy, etc.
In another development, the organizers have also announced a new voting process for this edition of the awards as the new process will enable voters register on the awards site, www.chaseawards.com.ng before voting... Easier & Even Better!! more »
9 Nov 2013
WELL I'M BACK AGAIN WITH MY RETRO MUSIC EHHHH.... OSHEY! THIS IS SORTA LIKE A MAJOR THROWBACK THOUGH... LOOKING AT ELDEE IN 2013 HE HAS GROWN FROM BEING JUST ANOTHER RAPPER ON THE BLOCK TO ONE OF NAIJA'S MOST CREATIVE & SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS, WE ALL JUST GOTTA APPRECIATE HIS JOURNEY SO FAR..... COME ON!
There is no gain saying that the Nigerian music industry is nowhere close to having structures like its counterparts in the US, UK or other developed countries. However, one could argue that the ‘haphazard’ structures record labels have here have produced some of the most successful artists Africa, and indeed the world, has seen in recent times.
Despite that, there seems to be a common trend of artists being raised from obscurity by record labels, groomed to success, and then same turning around to desert those labels under the most unamicable circumstances.
Alliances are key in any business, especially in one as harsh as the entertainment industry where who you know often determines how far you go, regardless of your talent (or lack of it).
There is quite a lengthy list of musicians that have broken away from producers or labels and whose musical careers are yet to recover – artists who have been unable to score follow up hits since breaking away from a winning relationship.
One of such that keeps coming to mind is 9ice. Regardless of the factors that might have played a part in fracturing his relationship with ID Cabasa, his career is yet to recover from the break with the producer who helped birth the debut album that shot him to limelight. There are others like Chuddy K and GT tha Guitarman, to mention a few.
This leads to two trains of thought, the first of which is: Why kill a working chemistry? Is it because of greed? A lost sense of progress? What exactly is responsible for the prevailing trend of artists dishonouring contracts or wanting out of arrangements that have spurned hits upon hits for reasons fuelled by a desire to earn more money?
The second train of thought is: Should an artiste not 'move forward'? To this, I say, everyone should take steps necessary for their progress. However, things must be done the right way. None of those aforementioned artists have really moved forward.
Wizkid, on the other hand, has laid the ground on how to 'move forward.' Bad blood would haunt any career, so Wizkid achieved a new paradigm in his relationship with EME. He wanted more, but he or his advisers understood that there's a time, place for everything, and things, if done properly, will achieve the best results. The artist is honouring his contract with EME, while building his own record label by the side.
The biggest problem facing artists who want to break away from their hitherto winning formulae is that they take their inexperienced selves into the business of music – not just creating music, as they are gifted at, but becoming their own record executives, and producers amongst other things.
A recent example of this is Wande Coal, who is on a quest to be his own label executive. An artist, in the course of his career, could get to that point but the question is: Is Wande ready? His debut album, which was entirely produced and largely co-written by Don Jazzy, comfortably sits as one of the top Nigerian albums of the decade.
Wande is an artist who, as he says himself, got signed from Mushin. He moved into an apartment in a high brow area of Lagos, drives a choice car and released over a dozen hits during what he now chooses to describe as a 10-year servitude to Don Jazzy. If that’s the definition of serving Don Jazzy, I bet a lot of artists would choose to serve him for life!
Yes, some of the blame lies with the record labels. And here is where I fault them primarily – on the issue of contracts. A press statement released by Mavin Records hinted at the fact that there wasn’t a signed contract between Wande Coal and the label.
This is certainly a recipe for disaster. But then again, not that contracts have ever stopped Nigerian artists from displaying a culture of impunity – case in point: Brymo, who recently released an album in violation of his contract with Chocolate City Record Label.
Wande Coal, however, one upped Brymo by allegedly releasing without permission or credit, a song originally written and arranged by Don Jazzy.
Unlike the rest of the world where grave career consequences follow walking out of a binding contract or intellectual property theft, such is not the case here.
Nigerian acts do these things at free will and earn sentiments from fans, public.
No artiste, not even a Wande Coal or Brymo, should be able to carry on with a music career if he/she decides to walk out of his/her recording contract or ‘steal’ a song over flimsy excuses like “I served you for 10 years”.
If there is to be true progress, there must be an overhaul of the Nigerian music industry, both in terms of structure and mind set. Standard contracts must be signed and artists and record labels must be held accountable for any breaches of such contracts.
Written by Temi Babatunde.
Temi Babatunde is a music producer turned trained entertainment lawyer of Nigerian descent but based in South Africa
This is to officially inform the public that the 2013 Edition of Nigeria’s First ever photo campaign Advert Contest, FACE OF MaL closing date for entries has been extended to 28th November 2013. MUSICatLOUD, Africa’s fastest leading and loudest promotional/management entertainment platform would be scouring the federation in search of a beautiful, intelligent and outspoken lady that would stand the chance of being the FACE OF MUSICatLOUD and officially get a One Year Promotional Contract Deal after the Online Contest. For more info and to apply for the FACE OF MaL 2013 CLICK HERE http://www.musicatloud.net/mal-face/face-of-mal ALL ENTRIES VALID TILL 28TH NOVEMBER 2013. AUDITION DATE AND VENUE WOULD BE ANNOUNED TO SUCCUSSFUL APPLICANTS
via SMS/EMAIL. VOTING STARTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER AUDITIONING. SCAM ALERT: Entry is FREE and there are no fees attached to entry for all Applicants.
T'SLEEK, the "Ma Wo Mi" & "MARLEY" crooner is here again with a new tune, this time he teams up with one of Nigeria's most promising rappers PHENOM. "SEXY [Show It]" Produced By Reagan Beatz is one song that will certainly get you grooving instantly. This lad shows no intention of slowing down. Download, Listen & Enjoy Good Music.
The true pioneer of what is now described as 'Yoruba' rap returns to clear the throne, finally. Lord of Ajasa returns with a clearly acidic number where restates the undeniable as a force in this genre of music. The self-produced record titled 'Otalenu' is from the veteran artiste who has been busy with his new family and recently being recording new material.
'Otalenu' is a definite another street anthem where he raps about being 'Baba 9ice, Reminisce ati Olamide.'
Lord of Ajasa is definitely back!
If you grew up in the 80's or early 90's you might have heard the folk
song 'Bata mi a dun Ko Ko ka', A-Q brings back this song in a different
way, working with three producers and a full live band fusing the
traditional folk song with modern hiphop.. the out come is simply
amazing..The song was produced by Beats by jayy and co-produced by Antwon and Reinhard...
Zion j eze aka zeeboy is an afro pop artist and more of a freestyle artist, get's inspiration from anything around .He has been doing his music since day one, he composed his first song "CRYING KID". Signed to HPM records , he is here with BIG CALABASH which has a mixture of local tunes and afro dance hall, spiced up with a story line just to keep you dancing. Enjoy!!!
6 Nov 2013
Guest Star met Nigerian superstar entertainer D'Banj.
The DB Records and G.O.O.D Music artist tells us what makes him tick.
D'banj talks about his career as an artiste, his vision for music, his latest album "DE KINGS MEN - DKM" and his upcoming self titled album "I AM D'BANJ" and his skills as a business man / entrepreneur in an exclusive interview for TRACE Urban!!
Also check out the exclusive interview with one of Africa’s true living music legend, Angelique Kidjo.
The "wombo lombo" crooner speaks about her love for Nigerian music and her collaboration with Asa plus alot more.
INSTINCT WEARS, a Nigerian urban clothing brand is pleased to announce the launch of its new collection tagged " VIP". The VIP collection will feature select designs of Graphic Tees, Number shirts, Raglan Shirts, Varsity Jackets, Sweatshirts, Gowns, Skirts and many more... VIP is set out to make every individual feel like a person who has been accorded special privileges, proving that looking sleek and trendy does not need to cost a fortune. The official Debut will be on the 8th of December at the Lagos Oriental hotel, Victoria Island. The event will carry a runway show and side-by-side sales of pieces from the collection, it will also feature music and dance performances. Guest Artistes : Eva Alordiah, Yung6ix And More.... Gate Fee: FREE............ Instinct wears is a unisex ready to wear brand, it has been in existence since 2009. The company is committed in giving excellent customer service and aims to bring brilliant products to the market with prices that competitors fail to match. The event promises to host Top designers,media personalities & musicians. For More Info, Call: 2347033883328
As the release of his much awaited debut album nears, Praiz drops this new single – an unusual collaborative effort with the eccentric and legendary Awilo Longomba. The pair met up a while ago and after sharing stories about African music decided to record a collaboration of theirs. Titled ‘Oshé’, the Makossa-infused mid-tempo song, which was produced by Praiz, will definitely get you all in a festive mood. The X3M Music artiste releases his debut ‘Rich & Famous’ soonest…
The ''Rihanna' Crooner is at it again.. On This Interview and Freestyle Session with Nigeria's 24hrs music and Lifestyle channel ''Nigezie Tv'', Orezi says the daughter of Africa's Billionaire,Dangote is owing him money.. The Creative singer didn't end there as he also claims Adenuga also. Well, is Orezi just boasting ? Watch the Video here
I'M PRETTY SURE THE NAME 'BASKY' SOUNDS PRETTY FAMILIAR TO SOME PEOPLE AND TO OTHERS, NOT
SKIPPING THE LONG GIST, HERE'S THE ACOUSTIC VERSION OF HIS SINGLE, ONE MILLION WHICH WAS PERFORMED AT 284 LOUNGE. HE'S NO DOUBT A HIGHLY PROMISING 'TIMELESS' MUSIC MAKER, ONE Y'ALL NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR.
16 Oct 2013
Foremost entertainment award for budding entertainers in the ever growing Nigerian entertainment industry, CHASE Awards, announces its nominees for this year’s awards.
The two category based awards; upcoming category and General category, will also be having a charity novelty match by its nominees to support some orphanage homes in Lagos. The date and match venue would be announce on a later date. To view from the website via http://chaseawards.com.ng/home/chase-awards-nominees-2013/
PayBack Media, the organisers of the award also reveals that voting will commence on 11th of November, 2013.
UPCOMING ARTISTES CATEGORY:
1. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR (Male)
2. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR (Female)
3. SONG OF THE YEAR
Sean Tizzle – Sho le
K9 – Kokoma
Seyi shay - Irawo
Ketchup - show me your rozay
Ajebutter22 - Serenre
4. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
5. MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO THE DIRECTOR)
Bolaji Kekere Ekun
6. BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
. BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
8. BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
9. BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
10. BEST COLLABORATION (Male / Female)
Rasheed ft Tony Totch - Oluwa Is with us
Slim T ft Dammy Krane - O Bad gan
Retta Rich ft Phyno, Eva, Cassey Ed - Kolo for You.
H.Millie ft Tillaman - Rondo
11. BEST NEW ACTOR
Damola Olatunji (Yoruba)
Korede Wealth (Yoruba)
Yul Edochie (English)
Frank Artus (English)
Benson Okonkwo (English)
Pope Odowondo (English)
12. BEST NEW ACTRESS
Collete Orji (English)
Titi Oludipe (Yoruba)
Angela Okorie (English)
Tayo Sobola (Yoruba)
Mary Remmy (English)
Memunat Yinusa (Yoruba)
Queeneth Hilbert (English)
13. BEST COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR (Male / Female)
1. YOUTH MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Kilonshele on Campus
2. ENTERTAINMENT BLOG OF THE YEAR.
3. BEST ADVERT OF THE YEAR.
MTN – Saka (I don Port)
Indomie (Mama Do Good)
Honeywell Noodles – Bam Bam La La
Guiness - Football Manager
4. ONLINE MUSIC CHANNEL OF THE YEAR.
5. ON-AIR MUSIC CHANNEL OF THE YEAR.
6. TV STATION OF THE YEAR.
7. RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
8. INTERNATIONAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
9. BEST COLLABO OF THE YEAR (Male / Female)
Calabar (Remix) – XP ft Reminisce, Skales & Olamide
Ghetto (Remix) – Shank ft Seun kuti, Vector, Kay Switch & Davido
Gimme That – Ice Prince ft Burna Boy, Yung L & Olamide
Ko Ma Roll (Remix) - Tillaman ft Burna Boy, Iyanya, Ice Prince, Phyno
10. FASHION HOUSE OF THE YEAR
DayNike Fashion Store
ROF (republic of Foreigner)
ECLECTiC BY SASHA
11. GRAPHIC DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
12. RADIO PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (Male)
Osi Suave (Beat FM)
Dotun (Cool FM)
Kore Brown (Top Radio)
Segun (Beat FM)
Larry Foreman (Unilag FM)
Osam (Naija FM)
Lamu (Unilag FM)
13. RADIO PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (Female)
Jumoke Aderounmu (Concert Radio)
Dami (Beat FM)
Maria Okah (Beat FM)
Moyor (Naija FM)
Taymi B (Cool FM)
14. TV PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (Male)
Frank Edoho (who wants to be a millionaire)
Ehiz (MTV Base)
15. TV PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (Female)
Labi Olayori (Lunch Splash on TVC)
Pearl (Top 10 Countdown on Soundcity)
Stephanie (MTV BASE Nigeria)
16. BEST RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR (Male / Female)
DJ Xclusive (Cool FM)
DJ Caise (Beat FM)
DJ Vinnie (Star FM)
DJ Chascolee (Rainbow FM),
DJ Chaleeshee(Eko FM)
17. BEST CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR (Male /Female)
18. EVENT CENTRE/LOUNGING SPOT OF THE YEAR.
Get Arena (Lekki)
360 Bar (Elegushi Beach)
De Ark Bar (Elegushi Beach)
TeraKulture (Victoria Island)
Voodoo Lounge (Elegushi Beach)
Vertigo Bar (Elegushi Beach)
Liquid Lounge (Ikeja)
The emerging super record producer by the name of Eminik from Liverpool, UK (born to Nigerian parents) has just signed a Licensing Agreement with MTV.
Consequent to this, a spokesperson revealed that the agreement was fully approved and legislated on Friday the 11th of October by Viacom International Inc. (the parent company to MTV & VH1 - New York) on the release of his new single "Hope".
Eminik was recently added to MTV's list of new acts also with an official artist page on their website. Following a brief interview with the producer, he ackowledged that the whole thing happened like a drama; he said "I didn't even see it coming, it all happened pretty quick & i'm amazed by it".
Last thursday, he posted a messaged on his Instagram where he encouraged his fans to wish him luck! The Viacom Music & Media Licensing team (headquarters in New York) contacted Eminik shortly after he launched his new single on iTunes & other major stores. Their editors & licencors were pretty astonished by the sounds of his tunes and deemed that the producer has got a lot of potentials that could establish a new trend in modern music industry.
So in accordance to the Agreement, all his new songs/albums to come will be exclusively supported, promoted & protected by MTV on the basis of perpetuity, giving him a whole new foundation to further on with his ever-growing music career. If you still haven't yet discovered who this super Nigerian-British producer is, you might be missing out. He's set to make both Nigeria & Africa proud.more »
HKN Music pop singer, Danagog, has released a tribute song for his late grandmother, Princess Teniade Aderemi Omoworare, who passed away in the wee hours of Monday 14th of October 2013.
The song Iya Mi praise mothers and pray for mothers to live long to enjoy the fruit of their labour. Iya mi was recorded under Danagog’s imprint, FineBoy Music, and produced by Mr. Smith
Princess Teniade Aderemi Omoworare is the mother of Senator Babajide Omoworare who is currently representing Osun east senatorial district at the upper chambers of the national assembly, and Hon Nike Omoworare, 1st female speaker in Nigeria.
Aged 82, she is survived by many successful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
“She raised me till i was about seven years old. I love her so much and I dedicate this to her and I'm celebrating her life. I am releasing this song in memory of my Grandmother, Princess Teniade Aderemi Omoworare, and to everyone who has ever lost a mother...thanks for supporting our dreams” says Danagog.
On the 15th of October, some unscrupulous elements released an authorised video for Davido's runaway hit single 'Skelewu'. Indeed the said video was shot previously but was discarded because Davido was concerned about the quality of the video which does not compare with all his previous efforts.
Fans, the music community and the general public should be aware that the video uploaded to the Youtube account bearing the name “DAVID-O HKNMUSIC” is a parody account opened by a third party to release the below-par visuals. Davido addressed to issue on micro-blogging site Twitter when he arrived in London from Sierra Leone with the following tweets;“Plus disregard the leak that is not the official video... The official video is being redone. Thx ..”
“No worries God dey!! Skelewu official videos hoot this Thursday shot by @MrMoemusa”
The video of the song which is already topping charts across the Nigerian and the globe is receiving a video treatment in the United Kingdom by Moe Musa and will be premiered soonest. Davido and his management wish to thank his fans for their continuous love and support. The video shoot continues in the United Kingdom from Thursday.more »
12 Oct 2013
Here is a resounding effort by the rapper Whorekinboi A.k.A W.k.Boi,RaptailorCrew Gen
bubbling under. He teams up with Smokeytunes the super producer to dish out a well arranged
hip-hop tune as New track Ft Base1,Kingsboi In Chasing Dreams.
W.k.boi seeks to as to take over the music industry with CHASING DREAMS and more material to come from him in the future but in the mean time you just gotta love this decent number from the 16year old rapper.. wkboi..RaptailorCrew!!
11 Oct 2013
I DOUBT IF THERE WAS ANYONE WHO NEVER LIKED THIS JAM! TEETO WITH HIS MAD FLOWS & DOPE LYRICS, CRAZY A** PUNCHLINES... THIS WAS THE ACTUAL JAM THAT MADE ME LOVE 'TH SUSPECT' MORE... HAD A PRETTY DOPE VISUAL AS WELL....
To commemorate October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pink Pearl Foundation - a public service charity organization will hold its one-day bicycle ride campaign tagged, Pink Ride Lagos. With the support of the First Lady of Lagos state Abimbola Fashola, Pink Pearl Foundation will facilitate the Pink Ride involving 200 professional and non-professional riders who will ride from the Lagos State House of Assembly in Alausa, Ikeja to the Lagos House, Marina.
It will feature roadside awareness, distribution of breast cancer fliers and on-the-go screening at two locations in Lekki and Ikeja. Interested members of the public can participate by supporting with the fee of N 5,000 (Complimentary branded kit – jerseys; accredited certificate, and more). Participants must be 18 years and above, own a bicycle and helmet.
Date: Saturday 12th October 2013
Time: 8 AM
Venue: Take Off Point, Governor’s Office, off Governor’s road, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos
Registration Fee: N 5,000
Contact: For more info and general enquiries, call 07098732399 | e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org more »
The Headies; Nigeria’s biggest and most prestigious music award is here. This is the eighth year of the award that has relentlessly raised bars and pushed boundaries. This year’s awards will continue in the fine tradition of rewarding artistes, music producers, music video directors who have excelled within the year in review and honouring legends who have contributed to the music industry and left a strong legacy for future generations.
Created in 2006, the Headies was established to be the reward for artistic ingenuity in a country where music awards were poorly conceptualized and executed. The maiden edition revolutionized not only music awards in the country but also entertainment events in Nigeria. The following editions in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 have rewritten the script on how award ceremonies should be done.
With the theme It’s About To Begin, this year’s Headies is going to be totally different from past editions. Get ready to witness a whole new experience that will leave your bodies tingling and your mind yearning for more. The best of the best professionals are already working on the 2013 edition and coming up with ideas and concepts that will push the proverbial envelope.
Brace yourselves…It’s About To Begin. logon to TheHeadies.com for more information. more »