Sunday, November 29, 2009
Busta Rhymes and Ludacris, the two international artistes featuring in the upcoming Star Mega Jam 2009, have promised music lovers in Nigeria the best performances ever witnessed at a live music concert. According to them, featuring in Star Mega Jam, Nigeria’s most exciting and enduring music concert which draws a multitude of music fans would give them the much cherished opportunity to reach out to a large number of their fans in Nigeria.
Both artistes are very excited about the upcoming show. Perhaps, taking a cue from other international stars who have also appeared on the Star Mega Jam stage, Busta Rhymes implored Nigerians to come out in their numbers to have fun.
“Nigeria, nothing do you”, he said. Busta Rhymes, one of hip-hop’s most enduring iconic figures and acknowledged among rap’s greatest lyricists and performers, believes pressure is a natural phenomenon in life that can spring forth beautiful, planetary wonders.
Then again, it can bring chaos and mayhem if not properly managed. Yet it is a necessary force that separates the weak from the strong, the real from the fake and the mediocre from the extraordinary. Busta Rhymes’ many international pop, rap and urban top tens has extended well over a decade.
They range from the platinum Grammy-nominated single “Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check” through the No. 1 Hip-Hop/R&B and No. 3 pop “What’s it Gonna Be?!” featuring Janet Jackson and “Pass the Courvoisier” with P. Diddy and Pharrell, and into the digital era with the gold-certified song “Touch It.”
Ludacris described as hip hop highest –selling southern hip-hop solo artiste of all time with over 24 million records sold worldwide, 16 Grammy nominations, out of which he has won 6. The music star, who is working on his seventh major album release” Battle of the sexes” which focuses on the differences between men and women says he wants his fans to feel like they are part of the music.
His acting career remains on an enviable trajectory. After Star making appearances on the NBC drama Law and Order SVU,the Oscar_winning Crash and the Independent film sensation Hustle & Flow,Ludacris stands as one of the most_in demand actors in Hollywood.
They would be joined by Nigeria’s biggest twin singing sensation P_Square, D’Banj, Faze, Timaya, and 9ice to thrill music lovers at the concert holding in Lagos at Lagos Polo Club on December 11 and Old Parade Ground, Abuja on December 12th,2009.
Also on the bill are past Star Quest winners KC Presh, Diamonds and The Pulse as well as hot debutants Wande Coal, Bracket and M. I. It’s the tenth edition of the annual international music concert and Star, the nation’s number one lager is poised to make this a memorable one for music lovers nationwide.
The biggest gospel musical concert in the world ‘The Experience’, an Interdenominational gospel concert that features some of the best known musical talents in the world is around the corner and everybody is already catching the frenzy. The date for this year’s event is December 4th, 2009.
This year, the organizers are expecting nothing less than 400,000 guests and preparations are in high gear to accommodate them.
The Experience has now become known as the largest musical concert in the world.
This year’s event will feature international acts like Phil Driscoll, Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Don Moen, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Bebe Winans and Cece Winans while the likes of Lara George, Mike Aremu, Timi Dakolo and Nikki Laoye, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey and Rooftop MCs will represent Nigerian artistes.
As usual, the venue for this year’s concert is the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos . The TBS was designed to provide hire facilities for a number of gatherings. It has two pavilions on 4 floors enclosing an open arena of 36,000 squares meters.
This location has hosted major functions like Independence Day celebrations.
On security concerns, the organizers have placed the security and comfort of the concert audience as its highest priority and are grateful to note that they have maintained an incident-free event. A very large contingent of security officials will be deployed within and around the concert venue, at all designated car parks, and along the route to the venue to ensure the safety of lives and properties.
There will also be armed security patrol and easily identifiable security posts around the venue, parking areas and access roots. There will also be security flood lights to illuminate all designated parking lots, concert routes, adjoining streets and of course at the venue.
And in order to accommodate the very many music fans and guests, there will be clean, easily accessible mobile lavatories strategically located at the concert venue.
Food and drinks will also be available for purchase at concession stands at designated points in the venue and all through the event. The concert will definitely provide its audience a safe alternative for family recreation and world class entertainment.
The event is convened by Pastor Paul Adefarasin of House on The Rock.
Friday, November 20, 2009
The union of rap artiste Lanre ‘Eldee’ Dabiri and wife Dolapo Latinwo-Belo who got married in November 2008 has been blessed with a daughter. Mrs. Eldee spent the morning today, 18 November thanking friends over twitter for the well wishes for the birth of the baby girl and she tweeted “Thank you! We shall seriously consider your naming suggestion!”
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt and pretty Dakore Egbuson have emerged as surprise comperes for the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards which holds on Sunday December 6th 2009 at Martinos Hotel and Hall, Ikeja, Lagos. aAccording to organisers/ publisher of the Best of Nollywood magazine, Seun Oloketuyi , “We decided to use both tested and trusted entertainers as they fit perfectly with the status of the awards.”
Tagged ‘Desire nothing more’, the Best of Nollywood awards is a celebration of the achievement of those who have distinguished themselves in the movie industry in 2008. Twenty-five awards will be given at the event- 19 in different categories and 6 special recognition awards to be given out to six people who act as role models to aspiring film makers.
The award which has the support of Qatar Airlines, Skye bank, the Ogun State government and comedy god-father, Ali Baba.
Pre-awards party will hold at Sq nite club, Eunice Balogun street, Victoria Island and will provide an opportunity for nominees to loosen up, interact and receive their certificate of nomination while the winners will be treated to the winners’ after party at the Mcoast nite club in Alausa after the event proper.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
J Martins has released another album, a ten track album titled 'Elevated', which has songs like 'Oyoyo', 'Iva', 'Jukpa', 'Change', 'Believe' in it, and features rappers, Ill Bliss, Jesse Jagz and Munachi Abii
The production of Elevated is entirely by J Martins, who also produces songs for P-Square. Elevated was released on Monday Nov 2nd 2009 and is being marketed by International Blue Magic Entertainment in Conjunction with Tjoe Entertianment.
Wish J Martins all the best with this new effort.
THEY need no introduction as some of their tracks still blow the minds of good music lovers; remember Olufunmi, the track that became an item of sort and established them as big players in the Nigerian music scene, well, feelers coming from the trio of Shifi Emoefe, Tunde Akinsammi and Zeal Onyecheme who make up the group, StylePlus, is that Nigerians are about to witness the awakening of abundantly talented group.
With successes registered with their hit album, Olufunmi, Back and better, the group which kind of slowed down on their game have realized the need for them to service their large fan base with another album due to high demand. Speaking to Trend'tainment recently ,StylePlus disclosed that so many factors was responsible for the poor outing of their last work , something which they have discovered and corrected with their latest work which is titled Ready To Go. And as the title implies, they are eager to race back to the top like they did with their first album Olufunmi and concludes that its one album that Nigerians will forever remember them for. As regards the number of tracks in the new work, they prefer to keep the public guessing as its one strategy that they believe will make the album something to die for they said.
The album was produced by renowned music producer Sunky Donalds and in conjunction with Pace Entertainment is presently enjoying airplay in most radio stations across the country. Styleplus concluded that a huge listening party is expected to be held in Lagos before the end of the year to reaffirm the belief of their fans that they are the tag team to beat in the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
On Sunday November 1st, 2009 the Nigerian Music Video Awards at the Expo Hall Eko Hotels & Suites. Organized by CallyVision Networks, producers of livebeats, Nigeria Music Video Awards is the first of its kind in Nigeria. This year, Benita, Wae, Basketmouth, Bracket, Batmat Samini, faze, Djinee, Dr. Sid, Wande Coal and M.I were among the performers. Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar Communications, the largest privately owned radio station and TV network, was inducted into the NMVA Hall of fame.
Check out the winners...
BEST AFRO HIP HOP VIDEO
Mo hits – Ten Ten
BEST GOSPEL VIDEO
Kefee – Kokoroko
BEST USE OF ANIMATION IN A MUSIC VIDEO
Holy Mallam – Somebody Say
BEST PRODUCER OF A MUSIC VIDEO
BEST MAINSTREAM HIP HOP VIDEO
M.I - Safe
BEST R n B VIDEO
Darey – Not The Girl
Mex ( Safe – M.I)
BEST USE OF SPECIAL EFFECTS IN A MUSIC VIDEO
M.I – Safe
BEST AFRO POP VIDEO
D’banj – Mo Gbono Feli Feli
BEST HIGHLIFE MUSIC VIDEO
Mc Loph – Osondi Owendi
BEST USE OF COSTUME
Darey – More
MOST PROMISING DIRECTOR
BEST REGGAE DANCEHALL VIDEO
Frank D Nero – Cure My Craze
BEST CONTEMPORARY AFRO MUSIC VIDEO
Bracket – Yori Yori
BEST USE OF CHOREOGRAPHY
Freewindz – Tolotolo
BEST INDIGENOUS CONCEPT
Benita – We Ose
BEST AFROBEAT MUSIC VIDEO
Seun Kuti - Many Many Things
BEST NEW VIDEO
Jaywon – Filebe
MOST POPULAR NIGERIAN MUSIC VIDEO IN EUROPE
May7even – Take off my clothes
Mo Gbono Feli Feli – D’banj ( Sesan)
Congrats to all the winners.