Category Archives: Music
Yes they are still honeymooning all the way in Dubai but after being bugged and bugged all over again just to tell Nigerians WHY, WHY and WHY he decided to choose Annie, 2face finally answers this question from Dubai:
“I think the real question should be WHY NOT???? Annie is the only woman i have met in my entire life that gave me her innocence. I mean, she’s the only woman i met as a ‘virgin’. All the other ones had already known one man or another before meeting me. She’s also the only woman that was there for me when i had nothing and nobody knew me. Ask my fellow Plantashun Boys crew. All the other women came when better don dey land. If i refuse to marry a woman like Annie even God will punish me. Annie genuinely loves me for who i am and not for what i have or what i have achieved and finally i will tell you that whatever i am today, Annie was the only person who saw it back then. She kept encouraging me to go on. Yes i have hurt her in a lot of ways and with all the scandals but like i told her on our wedding night, the years that i am going to use to make it up to her, are so much more than the years behind so we are leaving the past in the past and forging ahead to a better future together. Annie is my Number 1 African Queen now and she knows it.”
Reports have it that Hiphop star Kanye West is planning to name his child with Kim Kardashian ‘Khrist’!
It is ‘Christ’ but starting with a “K” and pronunciation is same.
According to reports, ‘K’ is for Kardashian who is expected to deliver the couple’s first child in July.
“Kanye likes the name Khrist,” an insider told Rader Online.
“I know it is shocking, but let’s remember that this is a guy that is naming his new CD, ‘I Am A God.’ So it makes perfect sense that the child of a ‘god’ would be named Christ with a K,” the source said.
Bow Wow has been ordered to pay French porn star Celine Tran, aka Katsuni, a total of nearly $80,000 after using some of her striptease footage for his “Drink in my Cup” video.
Don’t know why Bow Wow couldn’t hire a porn star for his own video rather than lift someone else’s video. Tran claimed she had no idea her recording, which originally appeared in a music video for a French Band’s Electronic Conspiracy, was swiped by the rapper.
Reports have it that Bow Wow never responded to the lawsuit, leaving it in the hands of a federal judge. The court ruled that Bow Wow would pay the sum of $79,346.07, including damages and lawyer fees to Tran, and that the footage be removed immediately.
Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson who’s latest movie ‘House of Gold’, starring Ice Prince and Omawunmi will be out in cinemas in April 2013, opened up on the real reason why she featured Ice Prince and Omawunmi in her latest movie:
“I believe they have their own audience, their own market and I’m targeting them….you know it’s a marketing strategy, I’m not just thinking ‘oh lets just shoot a movie’, i’m also thinking about the marketing part of it. That’s why I brought in people like Ice Prince and Omawumi.”
At the just concluded 5th Annual Bola Tinubu Colloquium which took place in Lagos, Nigeria, Bank W gave this great speech titled: “CHANGE… and how to be a part of it”.
“Benjamin Franklin once said “when you’re finished changing, you’re finished”. I’d like to take that a step further by saying “we must be a part of the change we seek, or risk being changed ourselves”.
The question is no longer “will Nigeria change”… but rather, it’s “will it change for the better or worse” and “who will lead that change”.
History is rife with instances of regimes, institutions and societies seeming stable and unshakeable… but young people being fed up with the status quo, became the catalysts of Change in their societies. In recent times we’ve seen young people all over the world clothe themselves with the “change” mantle and become a part of the movement. We’ve seen that no matter the society, and no matter the circumstances of oppression and corruption, change is possible if the people decide that enough is enough. From Tunisia, to America, to Egypt… young people are changing the world every day. Nigeria should be no different.
They say “insanity” is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. We cannot continue the same behaviours, year in, year out and expect better results. Except for prayer, you can’t do the same thing over and over again and expect things to be better. And even with prayer, you actually have to get up and do something after all they say heaven helps those who help themselves.
Things young people can do:
1) Be involved in the political process:
Register to vote
Actually Vote for the right candidates.
Or Sit back and let someone else steal your voice.
2) Peacefully protest
Media: Old & New
i. Twitter, Facebook etc – I believe that even though the internet accessibility in Nigeria is still low, we cannot ignore the importance of such platforms. They serve as tools that can help in the movement. And things are changing everyday… many phones today have some internet capability or the other.
Efforts like Occupy Nigeria, Light Up Nigeria, Enough is Enough, etc.
Newspapers, blogs, etc.
3) Become fully involved in the Political process.
It’s easier to talk about and/or criticize people that are working than to do the work yourself. Join a party and try to help influence policy. We can level the playing field if we all get involved in this Movement for Change. And it’s not just at the federal level. Young people need to start getting involved even from the local and state levels in order to properly influence policy and society.
4) Use whatever voice or platform you have… constructively. I’m a musician and so you’ve seen me singing and speaking publicly about the need for the change in our country… but you can use whatever sphere of influence you have… be it with family, friends, school, neighborhood, church or mosque. Everyone has a voice and a role to play.
I’m here because I’m a dreamer. Everything I have now, that God blessed me with… was born out of my dreams. I dreamt of becoming a singer; dreamt of owning my own Record Label company, and other businesses. Dreamt of being able to influence my surroundings, my city, my state and my country through my work. But Some people stop at dreaming while others actually wake up and set about trying to make those dreams come true.
I dream of a changed Nigeria where each child, no matter the background has a dream of his/her own, and is given access to education, healthcare, and basic amenities in life to make those dreams come true.
I dream of a changed Nigeria where the opportunities abound for anyone willing to work for them; where every man, woman and child is given a fair shot to avoid poverty and become a success at whatever they set their minds to do.
I dream of the day in Nigeria where we finally live up to our potential – as citizens, leaders, countries, and as a Continent.
If our children and future generations witness Nigeria in the same conditions we have her today, then we would have failed them. That’s why I’d rather be here, speaking with like minds and putting my hands to the plow, than sitting at home being an arm chair critic.
We’re all here because we want to be a part of Changing Nigeria for the better. That’s why we are getting involved. Whether or not each person’s intentions are pure… only God would know… only Time will tell and only History will judge.
However I’d rather be a part of the movement for change, than be one of those that are content to sit back and criticize. I’d rather be a player on the field, or a coach, or a worker on the team, than be a fan in the stands, or home watching on tv.
One of my favorite sayings is “the best way to predict your future is to create it”. We can extend that to say that we must create the Nigeria that we want to live in. We must all speak up. We must all work for it. We must all stand up and be counted, if our dreams are to become reality.
I’m Banky W, and I stand for change. Do you?”
Sleek, pretty and charming, Azeezat Sadiq Winner of the maiden edition of Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) has clicked the ‘pause’ button on her acting engagements, to concentrate on her music career.
News have unveiled that the petite hottie actress who just concluded a course in music production from a UK University, has adopted Zeeza as her stage name and is presently making efforts to stake her claim in an industry that’s finally opening embracing ‘woman power’, after many years of male dominance.
Having released three singles including Lau Lau, on which she featured One Lyf, those close to her say she is now working on her album.
Azeezat started her acting career in 2001, featuring in movies like ‘Discharge’ and ‘Living Dangerously’ before winning the AMBO in 2005.
*Culled From PulseNG*
Rumour has it that Mr and Mrs Tuface Idibia are expecting another child together just few days after their wedding.
If this is true then this will be Annie Idibia’s second child and Tuface’s seventh child.
Well like i always say, pregnancy is not something that can be hidden forever so very soon we are bound to know how true this rumour is.
But like always, we are happy for the Idibia’s….
Nigerian musicians/brothers, Peeshaun and Skuki are getting set to release into the Nigerian market their own personal condom brand which will be known as ‘Peeshaun Condom’.
I hear they are presently spending millions of naira on this new condom brand, which is currently undergoing full registration process as i write this.
The condoms will be officially launched before the end of the year and UNICEF has shown interest in partnering with the brothers on the project. The condoms will be produced by a company in China.
Music is not just the only forward but business too….Kuddos to them both!
Come May 2013, Grammy award-winning group will be in Lagos for a concert tagged ‘Divas Rock’.
The concert which is being organised by Rodizzio Entertainment, will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the 10 Degrees Event Centre, Ikeja in Lagos.
Some of Nigeria’s finest female artistes Weird MC, Sasha P, Eva, etc will be sharing the stage with these Grammy award-winning stars….
Salt-N-Pepa are the first ever female rappers to win the Grammy awards!!
As expected, there have been lots of talks here and there as to the real reason why Jesse Jagz left his own blood brother’s record label, Chocolate City.
MI is using every means possible to announce to everyone who cares to listen that his brother did not leave Chocolate City due to bad blood but due to a desire to forge ahead in life!!
So there you have it people….
Top producer and brother to MI Abaga, Jesse Garba Abaga has announced he has parted ways with the popular record label; Chocolate City.
Jesee Jagz took to Facebook to make his announcement stating:
‘I, Jesse Garba Abaga (also known as “Jesse Jagz”) an artist formerly signed to Chocolate City Music label hereby wishes to notify my fans and the general public about my voluntary exit from the label.
After my initial two year contractual agreement with Chocolate City, I do not wish to renew my contract with them and as such have proceeded to continue my music career with my new team at Jesse Jagz Nation.
I still maintain a cordial relationship with the management of Chocolate City and my former label mates and I wish them the best in all their future endeavors.
Any further information will be passed across through my publicist but until then, have a good day. Look out for my sophomore album JagZNation Vol. 1 coming out in July 2013′.
As cool and calm as Jesse tried to make this look, its obvious all is not well in Chocolate City but here’s wishing them all the best.
Change is the only constant thing in life….
BankyW was having fun recently with his fans on twitter and asked them to ask him any question, to which they would get a truthful answer back.
A fan asked him if he was tired of all the talks regarding his head to which Banky replied positive. In his own words: ‘I get tired of hearing constantly how big my head is’.
So there you have it people, Yes Banky’s head is big and Yes Banky knows his head is big so can we all now leave it at that????
Nigerian musical artiste, Waje recently shot the music video for her hit single ‘I wish’ and in the video Waje shows off some semi nude parts of herself.
The album is due for release in the final week of April and everyone will get to see more of this forthcoming alluring video of Waje.
Nigeria is set to come alive as X-Factor, the British music reality TV show is set to hit the country with an adapted version.
After considerable success in the US, UK, and other parts of the globe, creators of the hit show, in a financial partnership with telecommunication giants GLO have begun moves to actualize the Nigerian version of the franchise which will be aired soon.
Rigorous investigations have revealed that the brain behind the project is Rotimi Pedro, CEO Optima Media Group (OMG). OMG have been active pacesetters in Nigeria. In 2011, the company brought in the Nigerian Idol, with Nigeria’s Got Talent following up a year later. All attempts to pry credible information from Lisa Ughieghele a senior executive at OMG, met with polite resistance as she is not privileged to disclose any information.
Although, sources say the startup deal be between OMG and Glo has been signed, stamped and delivered to the pipeline. The new contract will be made public via announcements on Wednesday March 27, 2013 at the weekly industry networking gig, Industry Nite. The event is set to have a posse of stars which include Burna Boy, Niyola, Seyi Shay, Phyno, Pucado and UK-based Nigerian singer, L Marshal on the bill.
X-Factor is a 2004 creation by popular TV producer Simon Cowell. With origins in the United Kingdom, it has thrown wide its tentacles, getting adaptations in over 40 countries spanning the USA, China, Australia, Czech Republic and Columbia.
*Culled From PulseNG*
There has been rumours EVERYWHERE to the fact that former Big Brother Africa Housemates, Goldie and Prezzo are now officially a couple.
The rumours became stronger when they were both recently spotted together in Kenya and other places.
Goldie who has been keeping quiet about all the rumours, finally released a statement as a sign of respect to her fans. She had this to say:
“I am not dating Prezzo. The state of things between us is the same state of things between me and anyone in Big Brother. We are all friends. I didn’t go to Kenya to see him. I went there for an event. People are just assuming there’s something going on between us because we are not speaking. Well, everybody is just waiting for the soap opera that will never come.”
It’s no news anymore that Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike recently released her two new debut singles that caused a LOT of mixed reactions everywhere you turn.
Tonto who obviously seems undeterred by all the mixed reactions trailing her songs, had this to say:
”I love my acting career and I don’t see myself jumping into full time music. I am however shooting the musical video of my songs,I will not let the hating stop me. The most unanticipated and hated song became the most talked about,most controversial,most downloaded and of course the most listened song. I feel great, no regrets. I love music and I wanted to do my own thing, to contribute my own music. I listened to my songs over and over again and I told myself I did well. In all, I see only the positivity in it, I made History. People’s opinion of how my music was has further strengthened my belief that dreams die when you let the next man’s opinion get to you and I am using now to pass a message to everyone out there, if you can just do it. Don’t let anyone’s opinion kill whatever dream you have or try to stop you from taking the next step.”
Here’s the report from OMGNG:
Wyclef Jean and Akon would feature along Nollywood star artistes like Fred Amata, Nse Ikpe-Etim, OC Ukeje, and Robert Peters in a new Nollywood movie due to be released later this year, titled Black November.
The music stars joined the movie cast in the final lap of shooting, which took place in Los Angeles, California.
The movie Black November is about the Niger Delta ‘struggle’.
Black November stars Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Mbong Amata, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Sarah Wayne Callies, Enyinna Nwigwe, and Anne Heche.
Model Amber Rose is reportedly expecting her first child with Wiz Khalifa.
According to Radar Online, Rose and her rapper beau did not plan to start a family, but are ‘delighted’ to have a baby on the way.
A source told the website: “Amber and Wiz unexpectedly got pregnant, but they’re really happy to be starting a family together.”
The insider also claimed that Rose – who previously dated Kanye West – will have to make some big changes in order to prepare for the tot.
They explained: “Amber’s already had to make some big lifestyle changes, like not smoking cigarettes anymore.
“As a model she’s used to having a thin waist, so this is going to be an adjustment for her.”
Khalifa – whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz – proposed to Rose back in March, announcing on Twitter: “She Said Yes!!!”
It is thought that the 28-year old will give birth in January, with MediaTakeOut claiming that the couple are planning to tie the knot in October as Amber doesn’t want the wedding to be too close to her due date.
There is currently no official word from either Amber or Wiz on the baby rumours, with the Mail Online stating that Rose’s spokesperson was unavailable for comment when contacted.