31 August, 2012

FEATURING DJ XCLUSIVE, BUKKI OJO (THE BUKKI LABEL) & MUCH MORE - WATCH THE THIRD EPISODE OF GIDICULTURE TV

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In this all-new episode of Gidiculture TV - its third of the season - we catch up with award-winning Nigerian DJ, DJ Xclusive who is also Wizkid's official DJ, part of the E.M.E family - with Banky WSkalesShaydee and Niyola - and in-house radio DJ at the renowned 96.9 Kool F.M radio station. Xclusive gives Gidiculture TV the scoop on what it is like working with Wizkid and the entire E.M.E crew to how DJ Xclusive has become such a household name and so much more...
Gidiculture TV also speaks to 18-year old rising fashion designer Bukki Ojo of The Bukki Label who lets us in on the secrets behind the success of her fashion brand, how it all began for The Bukki Label and what to expect from her in the coming months and years

L.O.S - Loud On Sound: The Naked Truth

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This emerging superstar boy band made up of Tomi Thomas, the dark skinned ebony crooner, YungKwft the rapper with swag and ready to go toe to toe on the freestyles with all, Bad Bridge, who couples a dark intensity & realness in his lyrical flow and content with a gift for melody and hooks, coupled with some mean beatmaking skills, and finally Brisbee, who himself is iconic, blessed with an incredible flow, a voice that is unique and brings a hard edge to the L.O.S sound, get familiar with these boys, they already have been touring non stop all summer, first with SamSung & Spinlet, then with Hennessy and soon on other major platforms. They recently held a sold out concert (standing room only) at Federal Palace Hotel at the end of July and now are preparing for more major appearances especially at the Eko Football Festival at the end of September. Expect a full tv special on L.O.S coming to several platforms online and on Tv now and an L.O.S Ep, these guys are making hits for fun and attached to this release are 3 of their 2012 singles and releases and a preview clip of the L.O.S special as well as a clip of the video for On Fire. 


Watch the Loud On Sound Concert Clip here


The music that is coming from L.O.S is fresh, hot and representing the hottest sounds coming out of Africa, these guys are representing the next generation of Nigerian Music Superstars, originally developed by Dewunmi and Bankhead Entertainment Team since they came on board the legendary Storm label, everything has changed, the platform, the

Breaking: New Kids On The Block - Dammykrane, Solid Star, Flowssick Kick Off Hennessy Artistry Club Tour! + Must Watch Video!

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Watch the supporting acts as they give you a tip of what to expect at the Hennessy Artistry 2012 club tour:




The much anticipated Hennessy Artistry club tour will finally kick off today!

Organizers of the annual music platform announced the supporting acts for this year’s Hennessy Artistry club tour at the video premiere event of Hennessy Artistry 2012 theme track, “Bartender” on August 16, 2012.

The supporting acts include: Flowssick, Dammy Krane, Burna Boy, Rayce, Solid Star, L.O.S,

L'espace Collaborate's With Online Retailer- Kamdoora

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True style arbiters have something in common: They know how to pick signature pieces that portray key aspects of their personality. As they say, ‘Dress as you mean to be addressed’.

With a view to expanding their product mix and distribution reach, L’Espace and Kamdora.com have formed a strategic alliance to leverage their individual strengths. In the following weeks, L’Espace will present a mixture of curated and commissioned collections from Nigerian designers and these pieces will be available on-line at www.Kamdora.com and in store!

Shoppers can look forward to the following in the next few months:

30 August, 2012

Iyanya Gets Pranked on The Big Friday Show

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…Celebrity guest Gbenro Ajibade of Tinsel storms The Show

The Big Friday Show, Nigeria's favourite weekly entertainment programme will once again thrill loyal viewers as some of Nigeria's top celebrities will grace this week's exciting episode. 

This week, fast-rising act, Iyanya, joins the list of stars who have been pranked on the popular TV show. Other entertainers who have been pranked include Wizkid, D' Prince, Skales, Karen Igho, DJ Humility among other acts.

 

The eleventh episode of The Big Friday show will also feature Tinsel star and model, Gbenro Ajibade, as this week's celebrity guest.

 

As usual, bubbly Vlogger, Stephanie Coker will keep us up to speed on what's new in the local and international entertainment scene on the Vlog segment of the show.


 In this week's line up, lucky GLO subscriber, Folawiyo Oladejo gets to meet with celebrity guest of the week, Gbenro   Ajibade of Tinsel on the MEET ME segment. Upcoming act, DI-TWENI will also face an enormous   challenge –one that he must surmount- in order to lift his budding career to the next level.


Hilarious and much loved segment, DR LOVE a.k.a The Official Pimp Daddy of Hearts, will give free advice to all on his specialty: love and relationship issues. This week's episode will definitely get you rolling with laughter as Dr Love (Basket Mouth) "drives a very important point home" on love issues. You don't want to miss it.

Other must watch segments on the show include the ASK/REPLY segment where questions are sent in by Glo subscribers who want to know more about weekly   celebrity guests and the highly anticipated Big Friday Show Music Video Countdown. 

This week's episode was shot at Trends Lounge in Lekki, Lagos and was hosted by award winning comedian and host, BASKETMOUTH.

Watch the teaser to this week's episode:  http://vimeo.com/48438104

Karaoke With The STARS This Weekend

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Many fabulous celebrities have graced this crowd-storming weekly event which was created to bond the stars and their fans through good music.

This Saturday will not be any different as our guest star will be none other than Nigerian music industry's Alhaji, DJINEE!!!

Venue is Bheerhugz Cafe, Upper floor, Ikeja City Mall, Alausa.
Time: 6pm
Date: 01/09/2012

Be there or Be told!

"I Have Never Cheated on Anyone I was Married to" - TONI PAYNE

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When you hear the name Toni Payne, what comes to mind? Is Toni Payne a controversial figure? Is she what you think she is or not? She's got a talk show on TV; why should anyone pay attention to it? What would make her quit her job? These are few of the questions the mother of one answered in this mind blowing interview. 

Read and enjoy....

A lot of people would describe Toni Payne as 9ice's (ex) wife and Zion's mum. How would you describe Toni Payne?

Toni Payne  Toni Payne is a simple yet complicated person depending on who is accessing me. I see myself as a focused lady who loves the simple life and of course I am also proud mother to a wonderful son. I have been carving a niche for myself in the entertainment industry long before I became anybody's wife. I started one of the 1st online Nigerian entertainment web magazines as far back as 2000/2001 where we featured rising talents and did interviews with music stars like 2 Face etc so I've been doing the little I can long before I met him. 

Why do you think people assume you're a controversial figure?

Toni Payne I am not a controversial person at all. I'm someone who is very firm, outspoken and can be a bit stubborn when it comes to my views but I'm far from controversial. I believe its because my name was unfairly dragged in the mud when I was falsely accused by certain sensational media writers of something I never did and it gave certain people the impression that I'm controversial. Well, I'm not.

So what is Toni Payne up to now?

Toni Payne Wow! I'm up to a lot of things but more recently, I am working on the production of my own TV talk show called Toni Payne Show. Its the first show I'm executive producing so its a very exciting time for me because its something iv always wanted to do. I still obviously run my artist management outfit where I have ADOL and also have my makeup line and online radio. I still do PR work as well so its safe to say I'm pretty busy. 

What exactly inspired your recent TV show?
Toni Payne  Visual Arts is something I have always had a passion for. I got a University degree in Video/Digital arts so its part of my educational background. I've always wanted my own talk show as far back as 1999 and even in 2003/2004ish when I guest hosted shows like Nigeria International. As per having my show, let's say I patiently waited for Gods time to have one. My main inspiration is to live my dreams at the same time contributing my quota to the visual entertainment world.

Why should anyone look forward to your TV show?

Toni Payne Quality! I'm really putting effort into giving the viewers quality programming. I'm not doing it just because I feel like it, I want something they will enjoy from start to finish. Its a talk show with lots of other segments similar to an American style talk show with of course an African flair. From location to segments, I did plenty of sleepless nights researching, making sure I don't disappoint those who believe in me coupled with working with a great team.


You are also an artiste manager; why do you think the relationship between most artistes and their managers usually end up on a bad note?

Toni Payne  Two words: Loyalty and Understanding.. These two things are needed for long term business relationships. If one is lacking then you might have a bad situation. 

In the past, you've been an artiste manager to W4, Zara, OLamide and most recently Adol. Would you honestly accept that you had a great influence on each of these artistes with respect to their careers?

Toni Payne The artists that I have worked with and that I am currently working with, ill say we have a mutual understanding when it comes to their craft. I never try to impose myself on them but I do make my suggestions,

D’Banj Shuts Down the London Apollo on Final Day of London's Notting Hill Carnival

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Fans who trooped en masse to watch Africa’s Afrobeats icon D’Banj were certainly not disappointed as his concert was excitedly hailed by a  mammoth  crowd  at  the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre on Monday August 27 2012.

Thrilling  the audience with a rich repertoire of songs spanning his over seven year career, D’Banj, along with his dexterous dancers, and a full live band, issued hit after massive hit on  stage and took the audience musically through huge repertoire, including Mr Endowed, Scapegoat, Why Me and many more songs. He ended the night with his international award winning hit ‘Oliver Twist’.

With enviable ease, D’Banj once again wooed his eager audience, showing why, in such a short time, he has become one of Africa’s greatest music ambassadors.

D'banj was supported by his friends from G.O.O.D Music, as well as Naeto C, May7ven and

One Mic Naija August Break Edition in Pictures

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The Event took place at Get Arena Lekki on Sunday August 26th.

Check out fun pictures at the event...

Yemi alade

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29 August, 2012

FACTORY78 - Darey & Mo Eazy (Sisi Eko / Ko soro) Interview

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Factory78tv welcomed Nigerian supesrtar Darey into the studio for a catch up. The SoulMuzik singer came down with label mate and new signee Mo Eazy to talk about his latest projects " Asiko and Sisi Eko" and ofcourse Mo Eazy's "kosoro". Watch the multi-talented singer talk about the challenges faced in making the video for Sisi Eko in Lagos, his taste in different genre's of music and SoulMuzik' plans for new artiste Mo Eazy.



D’banj Set to Sign HG2 as official Photographer & Graphic Designer

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The Koko Master himself D’banj has set to sign HG2 one the most popular graphic design outfit in recent times on the new media i.e. Blackberry phones and other social network, to his new record label DB Records.

HG2 has been brain behind so many biggest concerts in Nigeria like the Nigeria
entertainment award US (NEA) ,The Faceoff 2012, Ovation Red Carol, Industry Night, A.Y.O grove, and worked on so many top artiste like Wizkid, El-Phlex, Davido, Iyanya to mention few.
 
Olabode Akorede CEO HG2 took us briefly how he come about HG2, “HG2 which was carved out of Hola Graphix, which is the  initial name of the outfit, it is a graphic

Now Playing: Ice Prince ‘Aboki' and ‘More’

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ABOKI is Ice's way of celebrating the North, the successes that are largely unnoticed, and correcting the stereotype that comes with the word "Aboki"

MORE, the bonus track, is a subtle mid-tempo song that talks of a turbulent love story. One partner has lost hope in the relationship, the other wills for more in love, support.

Listen and Download here

Popular Radio and TV Presenter Toke Makinwa Styled by HOUSE OF MALIQ

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TV Presenter -of-the-moment Toke Makinwa is a long way away from the usual girl-next-door we normally associate her with, as she poses for a promo shoot Styled by HOUSE OF MALIQ




This Ship is Sinking, Yes – So What Do We Do?

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Chude Jideonwo, executive director of The Future Project at The Future Awards 2012, Port Harcourt, Rivers  
It occurred to me for the first time as I sat in the car’s front seat and felt my father’s cold corpse in the back seat in May 2007. The nurses at the Ikorodu General Hospital had just said no to his body. He had died from heart failure an hour or two before. They needed a police report.

I could hardly believe the utter coldness of it. But I had yet to see – or hear – the worst. Because I am born and bred in Nigeria, I knew that, at 11pm, the body of my dear father might rot if I sat there pondering the inanity of the request or stood up to argue its inhumanity, so I led the convoy to the nearest police station.

There, with the most pointed lack of compassion I had ever witnessed up onto that point, the police proceeded to haggle with themselves over how much they would extract from a 24-year-old who had just lost his father – a father whose dead body was only a few meters away.

As they dropped my father’s body in that unkempt, abominable mortuary (one in which I had to tip the caretaker

‘Women4Africa’ announces the ‘Official Women4Africa Track’

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Nigerian R’n’B singer, songwriter and producer (signed to the RMG label) Michael Word has made his mark with Women4Africa.
After his performance at the Women4Africa Awards UK 2012 of the track titled ‘Woman’ of which he wrote, composed and produced specifically for the event, Michael Word has agreed with Women4Africa for the track to be made the ‘Official’track which is to be sold and all proceeds to be donated to the Women4Africa’s chosen charity which is ‘Afruca’ ( http://www.afruca.org/ ).
The Track is available on CD and can be purchased via the Women4Africa

Psquare, D'Banj, Bez, Wizkid, Davido, Ice Prince Nominated for Headies 2012

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Pop stars Psquare and alternative signer Bez have emerged the highest nominees for this year’s edition of The Headies, Nigeria’s leading awards for urbane music and hip hop/pop culture.


Psquare, who have had an interesting year musically, with groundbreaking collaborations, chart-topping videos, and bestselling concerts, packed six big nominations, including nods for album of the year, artiste of the year, and song of the year. Bez, a rapidly rising singer-musician, who is winning accolades from fans and critics, is this year’s other major contender, with six nominations, also. Bez is up for Revelation of the year, best vocal performance (male) and best collabo; as well as best R&B/Pop single and Best R&B/Pop album.

Psquare and Bez are closely followed by A-listers Wizkid, Davido and Ice Prince who grabbed four nominations each. Praiz, who continues to grow steadily as a singer to court, also got four nods from the awards committee.


The popular ‘Next Rated’ category will have Davido, Eva Alordia, Praiz and Chuddy K competing for the prize, which comes with a brand new car.

This year’s Headies (also known as Hip hop world awards) is rewarding deserving works released into the Nigerian market between March 2011 and February 2012.


Some other nominees include Naeto C (3), Chuddy K (3), D’Banj (3), Wande Coal (3),

28 August, 2012

Chuddy K to be Taken off the 'Next Rated' Category of the Headies 2012

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This is to announce that talented rising artiste; Chuddy K has been taken off the nominees list for the "Next Rated" category of The Headies 2012 Awards.
Evidence has emerged that Chuddy K previously released an album titled "I Am Me" in 2010 and therefore will not be listed in the Next Rated category.
Judges of the prestigious annual music awards have now taken Chuddy K off the Next Rated category and have now replaced him with talented rapper, Flowssick.
Following the rules of the "Next Rated category over the years, this category for the awards is for the
most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review. The prize for this category also comes with a brand new car courtesy The Headies. Past winners of this category include Wande Coal, Asa, Skuki, Overdose, Omawumi and Wizkid.The Next Rated Category nominees are now DavidO, Eva Alordiah,  Praiz and Flowssick.

The Headies 2012 is scheduled to hold at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, in Lagos on Sunday October 20, 2012. Iconic hip-hop act M.I and multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Omawumi will host the highly anticipated event.

Hair, Weaves...Beauty.

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We all want to look good in what we wear and feel good, classy and comfortable without having to spend an outrageous sum of money.

And we know that the ladies, especially, want to look smashing in their weaves. Long, short, wavy, curly or straight, whhichever. It has to make them beautiful. So, I did a little work and I to present to you Virgin Remi Indian hair.
No chemical or dye has been used on it so its colour is natural and the texture and quality is high. The wefts/cuticles are in one direction and have not been tampered with  and this causes it not to shed or tangle. They are ordered and sent to you straight from India, and you receive your weaves two weeks after you place your order.

Believe that the prices are reasonable with a bundle of some inches going for costs below N20000. The lengths range from 16 inches to 30 inches and are either wavy or straight.

We are looking to supply to individuals; and to salons that wish to purchase in bulk for their customers. It doesn't matter where you are in Nigeria. Place your order and we would deliver it to you...at very little extra cost. Also to those in UK and Ghana.

Ladies...and some gentlemen can reach me for more details at amandaiheme@gmail.com or call 07065453899

A 100% natural guaranteed. Below are some pictures of the hair


 
 
 


Tell a friend to tell a friend to tell another friend who will convince your boyfriend to get you good weaves without breaking his bank. (Please note the prices are for a piece or bundle which is a 100 grams and for a full hair, two bundles would be just fine).

Thank you!

Eclectic Summer Trip Ghana 2012

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The Eclectic Summer Trip is a trip that is being organised by Eclectic Tourism. It is an event that aims at uniting African youths of the land of “ black gold” and the land called “gold coast”. Eclectic Tourism is a sub-division under Eclectic Entertainment and was conceived to foster friendship and collaboration amongst African youths, through tourism and entertainment. This year trip would be a six days (September 4th to September 9th) tour of tourist centres in Benin Republic, Togo and Ghana.

For the six days,  Eclectic Tourism would kick off the road trip/tour to Accra on the 4th of September and enjoy a Night out at Efua Sutherland Park Accra, Ghana, the Ashanti of Ghana's Palace, the Nigerian High Commission Accra, Accra shopping mall, Silverbird Cinemas Accra, Ovation House, Cape Coast, National Museum, the National Theatre, Independence Square, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the Accra International Conference Centre, Kakum Canopy Walkway, White Sand Beach, Manet Paradise, Amowi Caves, Aburi Botanical Gardens before departure on the 6th day.
The company has partnered with several Nigerian companies to cover transportation, accommodation, the

My Grandmum would have rejected her face on new N5000 note – Seun Kuti

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“I do not have the power to stop the FG from printing the note but I would want the FG to remove my grandma’s face from the s0-called note,

It was through the radio that we got to know that her face would be used…we were not officially contacted.

If I had N40b I will rebuild the federal government primary and secondary schools, rather than waste it on printing the N5000 note. That note cannot solve Nigeria’s problems, the government should learn to invest in people…the Kuti family is more concerned about the development of the country not the naira. If I were the FG, I would establish more schools, improve on the educational system rather than come up with N5000 note idea."


Source: channel tv

A.Y, TEE-Y MIX, AFRICAN CHINA, AYO ADESANYA STORMS LEE’S M.B.P AUGUST EDITION

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The exquisite entertainment hangout spot, Koga Lounge will on Thursday, August 28, 2012 by 8pm play host once again to a constellation of superstars as lifestyle magazine; Lee hosts celebrities born in August at the Monthly Birthday Party (M.B.P).

Due to be celebrated at this month event are comedian Ayo Makun, otherwise known as AY, music producer, Tee-Y Mix, songstress, Kween, radio presenter, Tosyn Bucknor (Area Mama), television presenter, AndreBlaze, Aneke Twins, Iceberg Slim Hakym D Dream, star of Last Flight to Abuja movie, Charles Granville, delectable Nollywood actress, Ayo Adesanya, singing sensation, African China, DJ Kaywise, Tim Godfrey, popular artiste, YQ and a host of others.
The MBP is a monthly event put together by Lee Magazine to celebrate industry people who were born in a particular month of the year and it has been on for over a year now. The party which is a brainchild of Lee Magazine and KOGA will bring together celebrities,

Kemi Adetiba directed-Video for Da Grin's 'If I Die' Remix feat. Styles P, SDC & Nasty J coming soon!

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The video for the remix of the last song recorded by the late rap maverick, Da Grin has been shot. The remix which features American rapper Styles P, Show Dem Camp and Nasty J would be released soon, Tec of Show Dem Camp divulged to 30 minutes Source with Dro Ameh on Truspot Radio.

Styles P's scene was shot in New York while the Nigerian rappers' bit was done in Lagos by director Kemi Adetiba. 'It is nothing like you have seen', one half of the hiphop duo - Show Dem Camp added.

He also informed that a series of singles would be released soon as well as a mixtape - Clone Wars II, videos and a re-packaged 'The Dreamer's Project' album would also be released in the future from Show

27 August, 2012

ODEMS "Save a Child"

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Her style and creativity is not a usual pattern you see amongst most music artiste from this part of the world, she has a great passion for music and not doing what she wants would be a great sin. Music for her is like a duty to be fulfilled. Her name is ODEMS, and music is her story.
Born a couple of years ago to a humble background, she’s been dreaming of that day when she will hold a microphone in her hand and pour out her soul through her lyrics. She grew up and further discovered what it takes to be an artiste. Tapping inspirations from the likes of Lauren Hill, Miriam Makeeba, and the rest ODEMS has grown to be one of Nigeria inspiring vocalist.

She last year dropped three hot singles “Love me, Ngba tin n Ngba, and take a walk”. These singles made waves and now she’s back for more.

Her latest single is “Save a child” a song she has dedicated to the plight of the African child, their sorrows, their pain and what it takes to grow up in Africa. It’s a song that explains what it takes to be a child growing up in

iROKING is pleased to bring you the official mixtape of the NEA, 2012.

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THE OFFICIAL NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS [NEA] MIXTAPE RELEASE!!!
To celebrate this year's Nigerian Entertainment Awards in New York City, the incredible DJ Zimo and iROKING, Nigeria's number one digital platform for awesome African music, bring you the ultimate mixtape for the Labor-day weekend celebration.

Featuring tracks from the very best Nigerian artists, this is sure to be the soundtrack of the awards. Packed with tunes by superstars from the Afrobeats scene, the mixtape features the likes of 2Face, Bez, Timaya, PSquare, Bracket, Eva and many many more...

Michael Ugwu, CEO of iROKING says: "DJ Zimo has done it again - this is our second collaboration with him, and he's put together a BIG mix. I could talk about the incredible artists and tunes that feature on the mixtape, but in truth, you guys should just listen and love. What I can say is that Zimo has genuinely

Ice Prince’s Debut’s Exclusive Aboki and More on Spinlet

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Nigerian Hip Hop sensation and multiple award winning act, Panshak Henry Zamani also known as Ice Prince is set to release two mega hits on the Spinlet platform.


The songs, Aboki and More which are set for local and international release once again features the music icon at his very best.

Aboki is an up-tempo hip hop classic which is bound to get Ice’s fans hitting the dance floor. More   which is set for international release is a mellow acoustic ballad. Both songs not only showcase the sensitive, emotional side of Ice Prince but also celebrate the rich culture of Nigeria.

Chief Marketing Officer of Spinlet, Mark Redguard notes that the Nigerian music industry has indeed grown in leaps and bounds. “This is one of the most fruitful times to be a

Spinlet Hosts Nigeria’s Hottest Gospel Artistes on Gospel Night Live

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Spinlet, Nigeria’s premiere digital distribution platform is set to thrill fans once again on Thursday August 30th 2012 with yet another exciting edition of the monthly music fiesta, Gospel Night Live.

This month’s event will hold at Dream Factory Studios, Onward Complex, Plot Yb, Mobolaji Johnson Alausa, Ikeja, in Lagos from 5pm.
Gospel Night Live, which has fast become the toast of gospel music fans all over Nigeria will feature fan favourites Eben, Provabs, Onos, Benita, Dbass, Psalmos, Efe, Uddy and House of Psalms.

The event will be broadcast live for the first time ever on selected channels on Dstv.

Reaffirming the brand’s commitment to continuously provide exciting music on diverse

May D Official Youtube channel Deleted

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May D official YouTube channel ( officialmayd ) enjoyed a lot of success with millions of views on his music  videos. Unfortunately, it seems the channel was deleted by Square Records . I clicked on the link and there was no video at all.. http://www.youtube.com/officialmayd

This is serious ooo!!!

Square Records and Northside Entertainment boss, Jude Okoye said in a Press release: “I, Jude ‘Engees’ Okoye of Square Records Limited and Northside Entertainment Limited hereby announce to the general public that Mr Akinmayokun Awodumila, otherwise known as May D is no longer an artiste under the aforementioned outfits due to irreconcilable differences. “We at Northside and Square Records wish him all the best in his career and life.”

Emmanuel Adebayor Advises Young Entrepreneurs in MTV Base Meets

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Emmauel Adebayor with Panelists

Togolese soccer star and 2008 CAF Footballer of the YearEmmanuel Adebayor (28) is the first African sporting hero to feature in MTV Base Meets...with MTN, the youth empowerment TV series and multimedia campaign. The Togolese football star and newly signed Tottenham Hotspur striker will feature in MTV Base Meets Emmanuel Adebayor with MTN on 29 August.
MTV Base and MTN taped the exclusive interview with Adebayor at his luxurious home in Aka, Ghana, in the presence of MTV VJ Vanessa Mdee and five enterprising youths from across the African continent.

Adebayor, whose incredible football talent was famously spotted on the beach at the age of 15, meets with Nigerian student Nmamdi Ekwe (17), Sudanese management student and

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Obi Asika on the Rise of Nigerian Music Industry and who the Biggest artists Are

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Obi Asika, CEO, Storm 360 sits with Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa and SmartMonkey Tv and gives some insight into the past, present and future of the Nigerian Music Industry, where it is coming from and where it is going. Mr Asika has dedicated many years to an often stated Nigerian agenda and utilised his extensive relationships globally and on the continent to pursue this agenda. Although ostensibly he is founder of Storm he always served as an advocate for all major Nigerian talent and companies operating in this space and continues to do so.  this interview was conducted in August 2012 in Lagos.


ELITE MODEL LOOK - Etisalat, Samsung, Moet & Chandon and more Sponsor the Event

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International acclaimed modelling competition, ELITE MODEL LOOK which takes place in over 80 different countries is back, bigger and better for its 5th edition. This year, the competition would also include a search for the MALE face of EMLN 2012.

EMLN will take place on the 29th of September 2012 at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island.
20 contestants from all walks of life  will strut the runway, whereby the lucky contestant in each category who is up to par with the criteria required by the judges to earn the prestigious title of EMLN 2012 would be chosen.
The winner will represent Nigeria alongside winners from 80 other countries in the world final that will take place in October 2012 in China.

Created in 1983, Elite Model Look is the most prestigious international modeling contest. A genuine career

FACTORY78 - D'Banj Mini interview (OUTSIDE THE CRACK YA RIBS BY JULIUS AGWU

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Factory78tv caught up with UK chart topping Afropop star D'banj at the 2012 crack ya ribs comedy fiesta. The star was on his way out of the event when he saw Adesope and stopped to say a few words on his London concert holding on the 27th of August 2012 at the HMV Apollo in London.Watch the brief but interesting chat right here on F78tv.





Update: DavidO Visits Debbie at LUTH and Drops 1million Naira For Her Treatment

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I want to use this opportunity to thank people who have responded positively to Debbie's case.

DavidO visited Debbie today August 27th 2012 at LUTH Hospital, Lagos. He also gave her a cheque of One Million Naira Cheque to Debbie the Breast Cancer for her treatment.

I will keep you posted about #SaveDebbie

DavidO and Debbie

Tony Montana Remix claims the Number 1 spot of Most Liked Video Chart on Youtube In Less Than 24 Hours!

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It's time to get familiar with the new" P" Earlier this year Naeto C delivered a dancefloor anthem that killed all clubs and then delivered the new and improved version of Tony Montana Remix with the kokomaster Dbanj back on form riding alongside. Now the video is out for all to see and enjoy, the song is named after the legendary cuban gangster immortalized by Al Pacino and in an ode to that classic movie Scarface, Naeto and Dbanj reprise the roles of "Tony and Manolo" however with a twist as these boys are irrepressible, suited and booted, hot locations, a real cheetah, Babz from Big Brother Africa and a stunning mansion, this video is pure eye candy and with the undoubted superstar status of Mr Super C and Dbanj  we can agree now the jam of 2012 has arrived, destined to dominate radio, tv and clubs, the hitman Tee-y-mix delivers a resounding soundscape and don't forget the work of director Josh from Fiendish who reconnects with Naeto after the opus that was Ki Ni Big

Future Awards 2012 - See The Full List

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The Future Awards (TFA) 2012 took place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on August 26. Check out the list of winner for TFA 2012. 
Congratulations to all of them
  • YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR: IDRIS AKINBANJO
  • Best Use of Advocacy: Babafemi Oyediran (RED Project)
  • Best Use if New Media: Gidi Traffic 
  • Creative Artist of The Year: Bayo Omoboriowo (Photography).
  • Designer of The Year: Toju Foyeh (Toluwaloju Olowofoyeku).
  • Excellence in Service – Government: Hadiza Abdullahi (The Presidency – MDG Office)
  • Excellence in Service – Journalism: Alkasim Abdulkadir (CNN)
  • Excellence in Service – Corporate: Ngozi Nkwoji (Brand Manager, Nigerian Breweries

26 August, 2012

Here is the Video of Debby's Current Condition #SaveDebbie

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Read her story here

Here is an amateur video and we told her to explain herself and the illness.. Abegg oo let us help her.. Biko!! Ejo!!! 




Here is a note From Debbie: 
I discovered a mass in my left breast on 24th of may, 2011 and I went for screening @ National cancer prevention institute ishaja road, from the screening centre I was advised to go for sonography which I did on 26th of may,2011 @ ojuelegba scanning centre where I was

Save Debbie Osarere Idiagbonya From Breast Cancer

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Debbie Osarere is a friend and I got to know about her illness yesterday August 24, 2012. I saw a tweet about her that she has breast cancer. I called a friend to confirm the story and she told me it is true. I visited debbide at her place yesterday to confirm it and it is true. According to what Debbie told me yesterday, she said she had two surgeries before now and it was during the second surgery they found out it was cancerous. Initially she noticed she had a lump in her breast and she went to remove it. It was during the second surgery the doctors told her it was cancerous. From the pictures I took at her place yesterday, you will see how fast the disease is spreading, Well we need your help.. Your little change is what we need to save Debbie Osarere. She is 28 years old and she works as a Medical Lab Technician. Right now she is not working again..  

Alot of friends who believed her and confirmed the story are also helping her to spread the word out there.  Alot of people don't believe her story because of her twitter account and she

Here is How to Vote for YEM Awards

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The organisers of Young Entertainers and Music Awards (YEMA) reveals the Voting code and instruction for the anticipated entertainment awards.
"we would like to encourage everyone to support the nominated artistes by voting for them. They are upcoming, and they need the support of every lover of Nigerian music and entertainment industry".
Young Entertainment and Music Awards (YEMA) is out to celebrate, promote and encourage upcoming entertainers. And at the some time, celebrate individual or organisations that supports the upcoming acts in the entertainment industry.                                       
                                                                     
                                                                     
                                             
	UPCOMMING ARTISTES CATEGORY VOTING CODE:

YEMA UPCOMCAT ARTISTEOFTHEYEAR(MALE) Flowsick to 33140
YEMA UPCOMCAT ARTISTEOFTHEYEAR(MALE) Max Pain to 33140
YEMA UPCOMCAT ARTISTEOFTHEYEAR(MALE) Dammy Krane to 33140
YEMA UPCOMCAT ARTISTEOFTHEYEAR(MALE) Tony Totch to 33140
YEMA UPCOMCAT ARTISTEOFTHEYEAR(MALE) Brymo to 33140

Fresh Video: Tony Montana Remix - Naeto C Feat. D'banj

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The video is out finally!! All is see is 'schwag' in the video. D'banj is just a BOSS and Naeto C killed it.

Enjoy!!!




25 August, 2012

Update: Statement from Obi Asika and Olisa Adibua

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Obi Asika, CEO of Storm 360, announced earlier today that Olisa Adibua has been removed from his position as a director at Storm.

Here is a press release statement issued by Obi Asika today:

Storm 360 confirms that Mr Olisa Adibua is no longer a director of the company.  This decision was reached at a properly constituted company EGM. Mr Adibua was a non-executive director of Storm 360 and has never been involved in the management and operations of Storm 360. The company will not engage in public discussions about its internal business operations. Storm is facing forward and continues to build upon its position as a leading light in Nigeria’s entertainment industry and community.
Thank you, Board and Management of Storm 360
Obi Asika.

Here is a statement from Olisa Adibua about the issue, read below:

‘As a director and founding shareholder of storm 360 Ltd, my attention has been drawn to certain unfounded statements in the media about my alleged removal as director of the company

Video: Toyin - DRB Lasgidi Produced by DJ Caise

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The wait is finally over!! Watch DRB Lasgidi new video "Toyin"  produced by DJ Caise.

Enjoy!!



Susan Peters and Yvonne Nelson cover The RED SHEET Magazine

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Tu Face Idibia in Kenya

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2face Idibia rockin the crowd @ d City Stadium, Nairobi, Kenya at the Grand finale of Airtel Rising Stars

It is no longer news that CBN plans to introduce N5,000 note by January 2013

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 The crux of the matter is the implication that this will have on our individual lives and national economy. One of the indices of a GROWING INFLATION, is the creation of Higher Local Currency Bill, NO matter what CBN or the Managers of our economy say, they know too well in their minds.

Ask them in Zimbabwe! 
We will soon be buying things now sold for about N3,000 - N4,500; for N5,000.00!

It is terrible!

Why are we not emulating Ghana where they just redenominated their currency? Why can't we do same to manage our economy?

The answer is clear; if we redenominate THEY will lose the money already stolen and kept abroad. For instance if

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