Monday, May 24, 2010

2face - Unstopable Album Release

2Face Idibia releases his new Album ‘The Unstoppable International Edition‘ Released on (May 21, 2010) in Nigeria. The album will also be available for purchase in some retail stores in certain regions around the world starting this week(so you may want to look up the album in your local retail stores wherever you are).

The retail price in Nigeria is ₦1000 and you get value for your money because it is a quality enhanced CD packaged in a unique jewel case which includes ring tones, bonus videos and wall papers.

Here is 2face’s 2nd official single which is expected hit radio today. Also expect its video which was directed by Clarence Peters to be out soon.
Conscious track that promotes humility, love and unity. Tune!!!

Dbanj is 'Endowed'

Dbanj has released a new single, 'Endowed', off his forthcoming album of the same name. Following the release of the video for 'Fall In Love', the entertainer extraordinaire has upped the ante with this new single. The single has an obvious international sound to it, and comes on the heels of reports of a new distribution deal with an international label.

Don Jazzy shows us his versatility and authority on the beat-box while D’banj advances his story as an Entertainer to now being ‘Endowed‘

Download the song here :

Muma is the Woman in Question

After an impressive outing at this year’s inaugural edition of the Gulder Ultimate Search Celebrity showdown, Afro singer, Muma Gee, has immediately returned to her musical career.

Her new work, Woman in Question, had been completed and launched at the Niteshift Coliseum, Ikeja, Lagos, before her involvement in the Celebrity GUS show.

On Monday, May 3, 2010, after she was officially evicted from the show, she instructed her marketer, Iyke De Don, to start pushing out units of her new album into the market.

Each unit, beautifully packaged in a yellow CD jacket, contains an 18_track audio CD and a five_track Video CD.
Some of the songs are Accra Boy featuring VIP of Ghana, “Girl Power” featuring Frenzy and also produced by him, “Joli” which Terry G produced and also featured in. “Scream” was produced by Cobhams Asuquo and “African Woman” is a collabo with Batman Samini of Ghana.

The album is actively themed to reflect the African Woman and her position in the society and her immediate family. Woman in Question is released under Muma’s label, Mgee Records. The singer plans to embark on an African tour after the new release.

AliBaba, 2face, KSA in Aligations 2010

Grandfather of Nigerian comedy business, Ali Baba, is planning a showdown to mark his 20 years on stage as a comedian.

The CEO of Alibaba Hiccupuray 3rd (Incorporated), Alleluya Atuyota Akporobomeriere who is more popular by his stage name, unveiled to press men at his Lagos residence the ‘luxury event’ tagged Aligations 2010.

The A-class event targeted at captains of industries and high net worth individuals will feature grand house performance by Juju King- Sunny Ade, Dan Maraya Jos and iconic pop R & B all-time favourite, 2Face. He said, “we needed to celebrate it (his twentieth years on stage) big and bring on board the likes of King Sunny Ade and Don Maraya Jos to show that your age doesn’t have to reduce your quality of performance.”

King Sunny Ade expressed his thrill on the project. “I was happy to be called to be a part of it (Aligations 2010). To perform for those who knew me when I was Sunny Ade and then King Sunny Ade, they should come and see us (together with his band) perform from a new angle.” 2face who was absent because of a performance engagement in Ibadan was said to have sent word that he would be paying tribute to fast-rising hip hop act who passed on recently, Da grin.

It is promised to be a fine evening with a good mix of good music, comedy and executive dining.

The 3-course buffet-and-champagne 4-hour event is expected to begin by six in the evening of June 13th at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. Part of the guests expected at the event include veteran comedian, Baba Sala, past presidents, comedy kingpins and serving governors.

The event is tagged ‘Aligations 2010’ because the evening is devoted to demystifying cultural myths that have been passed on from generation to generation. “We’re going to celebrate comedy, the Nigerian entertainment industry, the future and the past; especially the people who kept the scene alive for the younger ones”, AliBaba concluded.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

M.I and P-Square nominated for the 2010 BET Hip Hop awards AWARDS

Nigerian superstars, M.I and P-Square were nominated for the 2010 BET Awards. During the press conference which was organised today, M.I and P-Square were nominated under the Best International Act category.

Other acts in the category include-
Kojo Antwi (Ghana)
Chipmunk (UK)
Dizzee Rascal (UK)
Estelle (UK)
Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) (South Africa)
K'NAAN (Somalia)
Corinne Bailey Rae (UK)
Sade (UK)

Other Nigerian-born acts nominated at the for the awards include soul singer Laura Izibor and rapper Wale. Jay-Z leads the nominations list with a sum of 5 nominations. 2010 BET Awards is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the Shrine Auditorium, L.A

Friday, May 7, 2010

Ajasa relocates to 3rd Avenue

'Move on, we must’, that’s the slogan that drives Yoruba rapper, Lord of Ajasa, at the moment. After suffering a deal gone sour with the marketer of his sophomore album, Tjoe, the rapper has refused to be deterred from releasing commercial music as he last week released 3rd Avenue- his third body of works.

The Yoruba lyricist who stole the hearts of Nigerians with his first famous release, O ti ya, way back has managed to stay put in the music game by dropping single after single and album after album.

His latest release is a 13-tracker which boasts lots of cameos with special appearances by Pasuma, Klever Jay, Dagrin, YQ, Suspect, Isolate, Reminese and producer K-Solo who produced all the tracks except three.

3rd Avenue is marketed by Chilla Entertainment, an Alaba based distributor and the deal this time is royalty-based, the rapper squealed. ‘Nobody’s buying album rights anymore. Now everybody’s going on royalties. We agree on how many copies to print, they sell and I get paid based on sales”, he said.

On the marketing cum payment disagreements the second album attracted with Marketer Tjoe and the legal scuttle between them, the rapper said, ‘it has not been settled.

I still have the contract with him so I can fight him anytime. He even asked to market my new album but I refused. I just have to move on’.

His second album, Second Turning by the Right, released in May 2008, was made popular by his collabo with 9ice on the track titled, Le fenu so.

The song won him two nominations in the Best Rap Album and Best Collabo categories at last year’s Hip Hop World Awards. 3rd Avenue parades tracks like Aye Kan, Igboro, Its Ok, Nigbatawa, Movin On and Virus. The album is now available in stores and streets nationwide.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Globacom dumps Daddy Showkey, Ego?

There were strong indications that foremost indigenous Telecommunication company GLO may have dispensed with the services of Ghetto soldier, Daddy Showkey and Ego as the company’s Ambassadors.

Sources said Ego who was signed on at the peak of her career as Lagbaja’s lead vocalist, especially when she won her way into the hearts of many through the song, Never Far Away.was dropped because after she left Lagbaja to go solo, Glo expected her to come out with her own hit album.

Unfortunately she failed to achieve this up till dates.

Daddy Showkey’s ‘offence’ we gathered was that he requested for an increase in payment, a move which didn’t go down well with the management. To sum up the story, the duo was let off the hooks because, they were no longer in touch with Glo’s customers through their career and therefore dumped.