31 May, 2012

P-Square Sign Deal With Universal Music Group

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Nigeria's dynamic duo have inked down a deal with the global company, Universal Records. We're not entirely sure what the deal entails, but it looks like it's a huge one for Peter & Paul Okoye.

Congratulations to them!





Spotted in Ghana: Tonto Dikeh and Keri Hilson

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The Star actress Tonto Dikeh was in Ghana over the weekend, where she co-anchored the STANDUP GH concert with Ghanaian actor, James Gardner. The concert featured American R & B star, Keri Hilson and the rapper Bow Wow.

30 May, 2012

NIGERIAN SENSATION SOLID STAR UNVEILS MASSIVE NEW SINGLE “SKIBO”

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Introducing fast-rising singing sensation SOLID STAR with his amazing new single - the dance infused future hit titled “Skibo”. Brilliantly produced by Slim Beats, “Skibo” is a head-bopping bass heavy which sees Solid Star in sublime fashion as he rides the fast-paced musical milieu superbly with an infectious flow, sweet vocals and some catchy and witty wordplay.

Lyrically, “Skibo” is a sweet and infectious dance tune with memorable libretto which sees Solid Star professing his love for the “fine fine ladies” that will “take you to the line” and “break your waistline” as he asks his fine lady to “take it easy on me”. Musically, “Skibo” is a monster

Dayve McCoy debut New Video 'Fi mi Shako'

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Dayve MCcoy is a fast uprising hip hop artist out of Lagos, Nigeria and known for his versatility and electrifying live performances.

He has a debut blazing Single titled “Fi mi shako” produced by Bizzouch and the video was directed by Xcrosshood,which is set to thrill every viewer in an usual dimension! He also dropped another hot joint titled “to je quality”, produced by ace producer Samklef. The songs are banging hard across the nation and he is ready to tour places with more.

Dayve MCcoy’s music is related to other established artists like M.I, Naeto C, Bouqui,Ice prince,Sauce kid,Eldee da Don etc

This young talented dude was born in Abeokuta,Ogun state where he spent a larger part of his life. His

Nominations has started for The Future Awards 2012, Start nominating young leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators for the Awards

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 L-R Ohimai Atafo, Tara Durotoye, Tolu Ogunlesi & Uche Nnaji
Nigeria’s biggest youth event ‘The Future Awards’ organised an elaborate media and VIP launch for its seventh season. The event, which coincided with the country’s Democracy Day celebrations, took
place at the Koral Reef in Ikoyi, Lagos.

In attendance were past winners and judges of the awards including Tara Fela Durotoye (Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Person of the Year), Uche Nnaji (Style Entrepreneur of the Year) and Tolu Ogunlesi (Journalist of the Year) who interacted with the media on the impact and influence of the awards.
This year, the Awards – unveiled as The Future Awards for Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Innovators – is themed ‘Tear down these walls!’ emphasising how far and how hard young people have worked to build a new system of innovation and values in Nigeria. The event unveiled the TV promos, radio promos, print and outdoor advertising that will drive the media campaign.

“The Future Awards led the charge: presenting over 1000 Positive Role Models (especially outside of entertainment) to young Nigerians and Africans over the past years, we have succeeded in establishing faith in country amongst blocs of young people, fundamentally altered for good the way young Nigerians are

MD Ashwell & White, Mr Alex Yangs with Head Central Working Comittee, The Future Awards Ohimai Atafo
 viewed as leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs,” said the Executive Director of The Future Project, Chude Jideonwo in his speech. “What do we need? We need for government to get out of the way – to stop being an obstacle to the revolution powered by these young people. We don’t really need government to create

Check out Pictures from Mo'eazy Video Shoot in Lagos

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Mo' Eazy and Sexy Steel
It was a splash of pure creativity and talent at Mo’Eazy’s Kosoro video shoot last week. The video which was directed by South African director, Mark Hofemeyr from Trademark pictures was shot at KOGA studios in Ikeja, Lagos. The impressive set and excellent costumes shows that “Kosoro” video promises to be exceptional. The video shows Mo’Eazy as a sailor and he is accompanied by beautiful ladies on a quest.



The costumes were designed by Remi Buttons and S.A.B Designs. Hair and makeup were also done by Sleek Cosmetics. There were Cameo appearances by Darey, Zaina and TY
TY Mix,Zaina and Darey
Mix who came to show support for the young and vibrant artiste. Kaffy who was the choreographer for the shoot was also present to add style and glamour to the video with

New Music: Fashiefizzie drops new single 'Oleku'

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Fashie fizzie drops new single titled 'Oleku'
Listen and Download here:

NEW MIXTAPE ALERT: DJ Neptune's 'Let's Party Naija' Volume 10

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 It's time to party and Party hard with International DJ Neptune as we present to you, the Volume 10 of his Let's Party Naija Mixtape Series featuring the hottest songs and street anthems from the finest Nigerian music Makers. Without wasting much of your time, Let the mixtape speak for itself  feel free to share on your platforms.. This is how DJ Neptune shuts it down worldwide!

Download Link: https://www.box.com/s/a85966b6f3f40a5166e1

Enjoy!!!

Unilag suspends all Academic Activities

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UNILAG FM a radio station in Moshood Abiola University formerly known as University of Lagos  announced this morning that all academic activities have been suspended for two weeks.

From the school website:
In view of the recent developments on our campuses, the Senate of the University has directed that all academic activities be suspended forthwith for two weeks.
Accordingly, all students are to vacate the Halls of Residence,latest by 11.00 a.m. today, May 30, 2012.
The University security has been mandated to ensure compliance.
Meanwhile, the burial arrangements for the late Vice-Chancellor will go on as planned.
See More pictures from the Day 2 Protest


Big Brother Stargame Update: What's up with 'Goldezzo'?

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Goldie (Nigeria) and Prezzo (Kenya) are now avoiding each other. The two lovers who are fond of each other in the Upville house are no longer in good terms.

Prezzo was very serious when  he revealed that he was done with Goldie. This was confirmed today early morning when the House mates were doing their morning exercise. The exercise was at first individually done but time reached when the had to make up a pair to help each other stretch. Here all eyes were on Prezzo and Goldie because every body expected them to pair up.

All what was expected was wrong because Prezzo ignored Goldie and instead decided to pair up with Roki. Goldie too never minded and didn't take this  as a big issue so she went ahead and paired up with DKB. Though, Prezzo ignored Goldie, he was never settled as he couldn't stop watching DKB stretching Goldie in a very nice way , trying to make himself comfortable and simulating sex between her legs.

Will Prezzo survive without Goldie?

Female Rapper Eva Alordiah is the Newest Tryba-list, Now signed to Trybe 2.0

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 Good news people!!! Female Rapper Eva who just released her video 'High' few days ago is now signed to Trybe Records 2.0. Eldee the don who is the founder made the announcement through the social network site, 'Twitter' and he congratulated Eva as the newest member to the group.


Lanre Dabiri also known as Eldee The Don Unveiled Trybe Records 2.0 in February. He unveiled a fresh line up of artistes making up a revamped Trybe Records - Eldee The Don, Sheyman, K9, SoJay and Sarz (Sarz on the Beat).


Congratulations Eva, First lady of Trybe Records 2.0.

29 May, 2012

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola commissions TRAFFIC RADIO 96.1 in Lagos

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Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, marked his fifth year in office with an interactive state-wide live broadcast on the State Television Station, LTV today. 

He also presented to Lagosians, a dedicated traffic radio, Traffic Radio 96.1FM  which will give traffic reports and road situation to help road users plan their trips.


A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr Aderemi Ibirogba, said the traffic radio which will operate on 96.1 FM, will be on air from 5am to midnight daily.
It will, among others, feature traffic report, weather information, auto-ville, auto maintenance/ spare, rail and

Photos: Massive protest in UNILAG over naming of varsity after MKO Abiola

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MAULAG formerly Unilag students protest name change. Block bariga and environs

MTV Networks Africa wins 'Broadcaster of the Year' at Satcom Africa Awards

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MTV Networks Africa (MTVNA) has been pronounced Broadcaster of The Year at the SatCom Star Awards, the annual ceremony that celebrates excellence in the African satellite and broadcast industry. MTVNA received the award jointly with Discovery Networks.
Designed to celebrate the continued growth and success of the satellite marketplace, the SatCom Star Awards highlight exceptional performers and innovators within the industry.
The award was announced at a gala dinner in Johannesburg, South Africa on 22 May 2012, during SatCom Africa, the annual gathering of African satellite and broadcasting professionals.  The winners were judged by satellite industry leaders. 

MTV Networks Africa Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Alex Okosi, accepted the award from Jaylene Naidoo, General Manager, SatCom Africa.

Commented Okosi, “For seven years, MTV Networks Africa has brought innovation and excitement to tens of millions of viewers across Africa, introducing strong new brands that resonate with distributors, audiences and advertisers alike.  We are thrilled to receive recognition of our achievements by our industry peers.”
MTV Networks Africa is a pan-African multimedia entertainment network responsible for the African

Dotun Cool FM, Uche Ugo, Pryse, Kore Brown others at Dear Artiste Party [See Photos Here]

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Ucheugo, Foza and Big timmie

Fola and a guest
Dear Artiste is Platform for all Upcoming act to learn more about what Music entails and also know the right step to take.

The first Dear Artiste Party took place at Club Scintilla, Lekki on Friday, 25th May, 2012

Check out pictures from the event

Choc city pryse

Big Brother Stargame Review Part 2

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Missed anything from the Big Brother StarGame yet? Here’s some gist of what’s been going on in Africa’s biggest reality TV show!

Call it Big Brother Star wars over the weekend and you can't be wrong as fights broke out in both the Upville and the Downville! While the housemates at the Downville got physical over the head of house's decision as to how the alcohol should be rationed before the Saturday night party, the stars at the Upville took on a word lashing battle with Prezzo's spit-fire tongue drawn at South African Barbz. And with Barbz composure while Prezzo lashed on at her lifestyle, age, career and what the 34 year old could do with her life after she's evicted (as Prezzo was very sure she will be evicted soon), one may not be convinced at first

President Goodluck Jonathan renames University of Lagos as Moshood Abiola University on Democracy Day

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In a speech to the nation, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan honoured the Late MKO Abiola, and he said, "The Federal Government has decided that late Chief MKO Abiola should be honoured. In honour of Chief MKO Abiola, the University of Lagos is renamed the Moshood Abiola University."

Since 1986..

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The government have been deceiving us long time ago. In 1986, NEPA gave a deadline - 26 years after, I am running generator in order to listen to Mr. President make me more lie -promises.

Happy Democracy Day!

Happy Democracy Day Nigerians

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Naija go better :)

28 May, 2012

Buzz & Excitement as THE FUTURE AWARDS Season 7 Launches in Lagos

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The Central Working Committee of The Future Awards has announced the start of Season 7. The event will launch on Democracy Day, May 29 at an invite-only media and VIP event at The Coral Reef, Lagos. Referred to by the World Bank as "The Nobel Prize for Young Africans",
The Future Awards continues to remain the most influential and popular youth platform that identifies young people who have excelled at their work, celebrates their achievements, and showcases them as role models to inspire a generation of Africans to believe in themselves and the future of their countries.

"There is a reason why, when you Google for "Nigeria's biggest youth event, The Future Awards is the result that turns up," says the head of the CWC Ohimai Atafo. "Over the past seven years, we have taken seriously our mandate to inspire leadership and build enterprise and nothing excites us more than the experience of presenting the over 1000
Positive Role Models (especially outside of entertainment) to young Nigerians and Africans.

"Through the very success "I am the future", "I represent Naija" and other campaigns, these awards have led the charge to restore faith in
country amongst young people, fundamentally altered for good the way young Nigerians are viewed as leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, become a launch-pad for change projects, businesses, ideas and collaborations across the country, gotten more young people involved in leadership and governance, and in pioneering the merging of pop culture with development and advocacy, has made it cool for young people to get involved in their country. We are excited to be on that journey again."

At the event, the Committee will unveil the campaign for this season, the judges, the process, the categories, and the schedule of activities. including the town hall meetings across the country's six geo-political zones. There will also be an exclusive interactive session with organisers, winners and associates of the awards.

The Future Awards 2012 will hold on August 26, 2012. More information on this year's event can be found on www.facebook.com/TheFutureAwards. Official media partner is Y! (www.ynaija.com).

ABOUT THE FUTURE AWARDS
Referred to by the World bank as 'Nobel Prize for Young Africans", The Future Awards continues to be the most influential and popular youth platform on the continent. It identifies young people who have excelled at their work, celebrates their achievements, and showcases them as role models to inspire a generation of Africans to believe in themselves and the future of their countries.

With outreaches to Ghana, Ethiopia and South Africa and having visited at least 24 states in Nigeria, The Future Awards has also been described by respected leaders as "Africa's biggest youth event" and in seven years, has produced 126 winners and over 1,000 nominees. Our mission is to inspire leadership and build enterprise. To this end, The Future Awards has created authentic made-in-Nigeria
superstars, outside of entertainment, fashion and the media. Winners include female farmer and face of youth entrepreneurship in Nigeria,
Mosunmola Umoru; international author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, NASA scholar, Tosin Otitoju, founder of the Dustbin Estate Children's Foundation Tolu Sangosanya, investor of the 1-second power change-over
based in Ajegunle, Otejiri Oghoghorie, and the 2011 winner for Young Person of the Year, farm technology entrepreneur and Rolex Award winner, Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu. This is a critical mass of young people that are positioned as leaders and whose collective influence can change the leadership equation for an evolving nation.

The Future Awards, and its sister brand, The Future Project have thus become known and respected across the continent for being in the
forefront of inspiring a new generation of leaders/leadership for Nigeria, working with the Africa Union, the US Government, the British Council, the Ministry of Youth Development, the Nigerian Presidency
amongst other organisations.

Behind the Scene: Darey Art Alade - Sisi Eko Remix Featuring Flavor [See Photos Here]

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Adebayo Lawal and Darey on set

Alibaba and Ayo Animashaun of HIP TV
 Darey never takes a vacation- This is certain from all indications!!! 

And it is clear that the multi award winning musician puts his money where his mouth is. Yesterday,he lit up Marina like never before as musicians, comedians, actors and music directors joined him on the set of Sisi Eko RMX featuring Flavor.

Directed by Mark Hofemeyr of Trade Pictures with assistance from Clarence Peters, Sisi Eko Remix video will feature cameo appearances from Ali Baba, Jimmy JATT, Tosyn Bucknor Julius Agwu, Omawumi,Waje, Skales, Kaffy, Christopher Okagbue (Gulder Ultimate Search 8 winner), TeeY Mix , Mo’eazy and many others.

Ayo Animashaun , Dr Sid and Darey
 WHO DID WHAT?
 ·       Director: Mark Hofmeyr of Trademark pictures

 ·       Producer:Oliver Aleogena for Soul Muzik
 ·       Video Concept: The video focuses on Darey and Flavour’s creative attempt to woo the very beautiful

Good Morning - BrymO [Kid KonnecT Remix]

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Once again, prolific producer, Kid KonnecT returns, this time with a remix to BrymO's single, "Good Morning" This track is available as a free download at the following link.

Listen and Download here
About Kid KonnecT

Kid KonnecT (Kunle Oluwadiya) was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He fell in love with music at a young age, listening to reggae and classical music owned by his father which help set the foundation for

Olamide talks about his Forth Coming Album in an Exclusive Interview with Wale Applause

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  Interview by Wale Applause

This dude Olamide has always being my person from inception, but getting him down for an Interview hasn't been easy for his strong love for the studio. This dude is very hard working and energetic. At last, I got him for a couple hours to talk to me about a few issues which I am sure his 'friends' as he calls them want to know. This dude is a very humble individual and I enjoyed every bit of time spent with him on this day. Here are a few of the excerpts of our discussion.

Tell me more about your relationship with Cabasa and how it all started?

More like a father and son thingy. I met ID Cabasa long ago when I was 16 and he developed instrumentals and my zeal. I I told him how much I was willing to learn if he would give me room. We picked it up from

Kim Kardashian takes on British Airways for 'Stealing from her Luggage'

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 Kim Kardashian is angry with British Airways, claiming the airline went through her bags and took "some special items." The reality TV Star tweeted


Pink Pearl Foundation Takes Breast Cancer Screening to Mosques

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 In a bid to rid Nigeria and its citizens of breast and cervical cancer, Pink Pearl Foundation were on hand at the Oluwole Ogba Mosque in Lagos state on the 29th of April 2012 for a breast and cervical cancer training session.

The session featured an awareness lecture on breast and cervical cancer and a practical session on how a breast self-exam is conducted.

The lecture, delivered in English language, was given by one of the foundation’s medical professional Dr. Vivian Ochilogu and also interpreted into Yoruba by the presiding Host in order to carry along the listening audience. The lecture was punctuated by illustrations and images from the slideshow made available.


Another member of the foundation’s medical team, Dr. Tope Jones, rounded up the lecture and proceeded to demonstrate and teach the women the techniques on how to perform

NEW MUSIC: Christine Ben-Ameh - My Daddy

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Blessed with lovely vocals and the ability to pen soulful lyrics, Christine Ben-Ameh has come a long way from the shy-eyed young girl who won the Nokia First Chance competition, improving in talent, craftsmanship and style.

Switching between English and her native Idoma, Christine sings in this soulful ballad about fatherly love, dedicating it to her dad who she describes as a superhero.

It is hoped that everyone appreciates the love of their fathers' this Children's Day even more because of this song.

Download Here


Obi Asika, Kunle Afolayan and Emem Isong lead May Creative Enterprise sessions

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You are cordially invited to the Creative Enterprise Sessions, our monthly interactive mentoring and networking meetup in Lagos. It features over 500 entrepreneurs, and would be entrepreneurs in the creative industry and beyond
 
Venue: British Council Conference room, 20 Thompson Drive, Ikoyi.
Date: 30th May 2012 (last Wednesday of every month)
Time: 10am to 1pm
 
Speaker 1
Obi Asika, CEO Storm Records
Topic: Where is the money in Entertainment
 
Speaker 2
Kunle Afolayan, Multiple Award winning Film Producer
How to make Profitable movies: Case Study FIGURINE 
 
Speaker 3
Emem Isong: undoubtedly one of the most respected producers and script writer in Nollywood
Topic: How to make Profitable Movies in Nigeria

Click HERE to Register and It is FREE
 



Check out the Top 5 Street Slangs we have today

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5. See me ri: This is a new street jam from the black man from Mushin Wande coal of the defunct Mo'hits. Although this street song is still very new but it got a lot of air play at the moment. The song is off the Mavin album 'Solar Plexus'. See me ri is a slang which I first heard on the streets in Ibadan Oyo state. It wasn't indeed popular until when picked up by this black dude, now its on the streets of Lagos, it can only get better. Dear reader, you see me ri.

4. Kondo: A slang dropped by the late Da Grin was far popular than the act himself, as every region gave 'Kondo' its own meaning. The female and male folks for a long time came to agree over something which was the meaning of 'Kondo'. The song did well commercially, toping charts, rocking parties and clubs, and

Audio: Yetunde Omobadan - 'Your own' Feat. Ksolo

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Yetunde Orija, with the stage name "YETUNDE OMOBADAN"  who is an emerging artiste, was born and bred in Lagos. She emerged as 3rd runner up representing Ibadan to the fullest in the very acclaimed talent show, “MTN Project Fame Season 4”.

Yetunde has a strong beautiful voice, and whoever watched the show would fully and certainly agree with me. She is influenced by Whitney Houston, India Arie, Jill Scott, Lionel Richie, Asa, Tracy Chapman and Fuji all stars, who knows, she might influence other up and coming artists as well.

Here’s her track titled “Your Own”.. Listen and Download


Introducing O-GEE

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Raymond Ojoi who's better known by his stage name O-GEE is a Nigerian R&B Singer-Songwriter, Rapper and Dancer. He hails from Creek Town in Cross River, Nigeria. Coming from a family of singers, rappers and dancers; he was influenced by them positively to consider starting a career in music. He started performing at an early age in school plays, singing competitions and also with friends in his neighbourhood.

In 2001, he and four friends started an R&B/Rap boy group called S.O.D.O.S (Each letter representing their first names). The group disbanded a few years later, but O- Gee still persevered in his music; hoping to

JOKES APART.... coming soon by Julius Agwu

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This is not one of his familiar theatrics. Musi-comedian, Julius Agwu, is indeed launching a television show called Jokes Apart. Billed to go on air in a matter of weeks, the show, according to the comedy powerhouse, is not exactly a new concept.
Jokes Apart with Julius Agwu, is a satirical thrust on political, social, cultural and economical issues across Nigeria, Africa and the world. We will treat topical issues in a didactic but humorous way so that people will be entertained and still get the message.

                           

Audio: Goldie Ft Minjin 'You are the one'

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Off the Gold ALBUM Here's 'You are the one' by Kennis music acts Minjin and Goldie in a collaboration produced by MasterCraft. Minjin and Goldie both express their deep feelings  using English and Yoruba.
Its a beautiful piece LISTEN UP AND ENJOY.

Interview: Wale Applause Chat with Flowssick

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He had a smash hit with his single 'Ringtone' and  I'm sure you've all heard this song  'Let me give it to you Lowkey'  and he also featured in Ms Saeon's Latest single 'Lie'. Just in case you don't know Flowssick, read more about him here.

Who is Flow sick?
My name is Abiola David Aina, A performing artist, an entertainer, a student, a God fearing person.

A brief into your background and lifestyle?
I grew up in an extended family .I have a lot of siblings, my mother raised me to be very religious. My brothers actually made me discover the music thing in me because they kept buying CDs of musicians I liked then so I steal CDs most times to listen to them over and over. My lifestyle is simple. Nothing too extravagant.

What kinda music do you do?
My Genre of music right now is actually Afro Dancehall but I would say my style of music is eclectic because I am also blessed with the gift of rapping and singing so I can say I am dynamic. Can’t be kept in a box.

Why music?
Music has always been part of me though I realized that at the age of  7 and since then it’s been my joy and motivation to success in life.

Let’s discuss your kinda music, your inspirations, mentors
My music like I said earlier is Afro Dancehall and the inspiration to my kind of music has to do with a lot of

Big Brother Africa Stargame Update: Mampi Kicked out, Downvillers Edith, Eve, Keitta and Mildred nominated

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Last week, three people were put up for eviction. It’s been a stressful seven days since Mampi, Lady May and Maneta were nominated. Last night, Mampi was picked to leave the House. The Zambian star had the least votes and is the first Upville Housemate to go. 


The show kicked off with a performance by Tanzanian hip-hop artist, Diamond.

IK told Maneta that she was safe, and at that moment, Mampi knew she was the one leaving. She gave the rest of the Housemates a hug and made her way out. Mampi then came onto the stage where she was interviewed by IK. The ex-Housemate said that she thinks Zainab has the potential to win because she's "crazy."

IK then turned to the random Nomination machine to see which Downville Housemates get nominated. Ghana's Keitta and Mildred were selected first. A second random Nomination was conducted, to which Botswana's Edith and Eve were selected.

New Video: AREWA OFFICIAL VIDEO BY TOLU

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 Sequel to the massive success of his recent hit banger “Whyne It”, Vintage Records’ finest. TOLU releases the video to TK produced song which features prolific rapper MAYTRONOMY, AREWA. Arewa got him the 5th position at the 2010. The crowd appeal of this tune made him recompose and rearrange the lyrics with producer TK.
 

Watch Arewa Video Here
                     

From Zen Magazine: Interview spread with Ms Janita Francis

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  Up close & Personal with Janita Francis (Our May Cover Model) & Top Trends for the Month
Enclosed are the final spreads for our interview with Ms Janita Francis. A great read & a truly inspiring story for people to connect with



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