Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Future Awards announces winners

Winners of this year’s The Future Awards were announced yesterday at a well attended ceremony which took place at Landmark Village, Victoria Island, Lagos. The list covers 21 different categories.

Actor of the year

Mercy Johnson – Winner

Ini Edo

Uche Jumbo

Best use of advocacy

Muyideen Salau – Winner

Orode Uduaghan

Tola Sunmonu

Best use of science

Debo Olaosebikan – Winner

Otejiri Oghoghorie

Oluwatoyosi Owoeye

Best use of technology

Iruoye Tolulope – Winner

Mubarak Abdullahi

Saheed Adepoju

Business owner of the year

Bode Pedro – Winner

Toyosi Akerele

Karo Agono

Comedian of the year

Seyi Law – Winner


Teju Babyface

Corporate professional of the year

Tokini Peterside – Winner

Adeniyi Olutayo

Oye Akindeinde

Oluwatoyosi Owoeye

Akintola Olufemi (Brand Manager, Milo)

Creative artist of the year

Aisha Augie-Kuta – Winner

Ogunnubi Babadeji

Chibundu Onuzo

Creative professional of the year

Janet Nwose - Winner

Emem Ema

Nike Fagbule

Dimeji Alara

Godwin Tom

Excellence in public service

Emmanuel Etim – Winner

Dr. Momoh Rabiu

Oladayo Afolabi

Journalist of the year

Tolu Ogunlesi – Winner

Toyosi Akinseye

Yinka Ibukun

Magazine of the year

FAB – Winner



Musician of the year

Banky W – Winner

Naeto C


Music producer of the year

Sosick – Winner



On-air personality of the year (radio)

Matse Uwatse (Wazobia FM) – Winner

Tolu Oniru-Toolz (Beat FM)

Tosyn Bucknor-Area Mama (Top Radio)

On-air personality of the year (TV)

Tana Adelana (Peak Talent Show) – Winner

Kemi Adetiba (Maltina Dance-All)

Yvonne Ekwere-Vixen (Silverbird TV)

Screen producer of the year

Clarence Peters – Winner

Kemi Adetiba

Chineze Anyaene

Sportsperson of the year

Enyiama Vincent – Winner

Mobolaji Akiode

Christiana Nwoye

Designer of the year

Bridget Awosika – Winner

Ugoma Adegoke


Team of the year

The Falconets – Winner

Young person of the year

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu (28) – Advocate – Winner

Don Jazzy (29) – Entrepreneur

Genevieve Nnaji (31) – Actor

Psquare (30) – Artiste

Uche Eze (26) – Entrepreneur

Nneka (Egbuna) (29) – Artiste

Makinde Adeagbo (25) – Innovator

Ojoma Ochai (29) – Intrapreneur

Debo Olaosebikan (25) – Scientist

Blessing Okaragbe (22)– Athlete

Friday, January 28, 2011

Inspiration 92.3 FM Boss quits.

Popular On-air personality and CEO of M54, Wale Ewedemi has apparently quit his job at 92.3 Inspiration FM.

Wale who was the General Manager/Chief Operating Officer at the radio station before his resignation was a pioneer staff and one of the brains behind the radio station’s success.

The 2008 British Council Music Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner tells us he’ll be venturing other projects as he feels his work there has been done.

A Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ewedemi earlier worked at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and at Cool FM where he was the General Manager for the Abuja Station.

There are speculations his departure from the station is premature, and that he may have been asked to quit, but NET cannot confirm this at this time.

Jazzman Olofin drops new album- Ready to Go

The Nigerian entertainment industry is well known for graduating artistes, who come into the limelight and fade out after a few hits; only a few are able to stay grounded and maintain a relationship with their fans in what is tagged: “the comeback” and if a comeback is anything to go by then Afro hip hop crooner Jazzman Olofin’s efforts should set him right back where he used to belong, atop the charts as he released his album “READY TO GO” on January 18, 2011.

The album, which produced a single “Erekere” featuring the late Rapper DaGrin has enjoyed airplay across radio stations while the video has been aired on local and international TV networks in Nigeria.

Jazzman Olofin, known for his smooth fusion of R&B and Hip Hop first introduced himself to the Nigerian audience in a group called X-APPEAL alongside fellow artiste Lexzy Doo who is featured in his current effort “READY TO GO”.

Describing his music as “original flavored Nigerian Hip Hop”, this album will appeal to the musical needs of fans that are aware of the gap his break from the industry created.

The 13-track album features notable names like M.I and OJB Jezreel.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Will Smith and Jay-Z's Broadway Musical Fela! Heading to Nigeria

The Broadway musical FELA! co-produced by Jay Z and Will Smith is coming to Nigeria, native home of the famed musician and activist FELA KUTI.

Now Edward Tyler Nahem, who co-produced the Broadway run with Jay-Z and Will Smith, is taking the production to the Nigerian capital of Lagos after proving its draw by bringing big names to its audience.

Nahem tells the New York Post, Fela Kuti was to the music of the last 40 years what Picasso was to art in the 20th century.

The Tony Award-winning show closed on the Broadway on the 2nd of January 2011 after thirteen months in the Big Apple and famed veteran singer Patti LaBelle played the role of Fela’s mother.

Superstars including Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Madonna, Beyonce, Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Prince and Denzel Washington were seen at the Big Apple for the musical.

Sneak Peek: Design of Naeto C's " Super C Season" + Tracklist

1 – Super C Season

2 – True ( Dem No Fit Do Am ) Feat Omawunmi

3 – Ako Mi Ti Poju ( Extended Mix ) Feat Da Grin

4 – Carry Your Shoulder

5 – Ex-Girlfriend Feat Dr Frabs

6 – Skimpololo Feat Terry G and YQ

7 – Duro Feat YQ

8 – Afurum Gi Na Anya ( I Love You ) Feat Waje

9 – 5 and 6

10 – Ten Over Ten

11 – De Ja Vu ( Our Drinks )

12 – Share My Blessings Feat Asa

13 – Voodoo

14 – See Me Finish


15 – Ride With Me Feat Sway and Lukie D

16 – Ride With Me Feat Sossick

17 – Gidi Is Mine

Omawumi out with new single

Nigerian Pop music singer and first runner up at the 2007 Idol West Africa, Omawumi will release a new single, ‘If You Ask Me’, today Monday, 10 January 2011. The song “deals with child sexual abuse and takes a musical journey through that painful experience,” a release from her Public Relation company reads.

According to the release, the track which was produced by ace music producer Cobhams Asuquo, is the first off her upcoming sophomore album. Omawumi released her debut album, ‘Wonder Woman’, in 2009 to commercial success. The album included monster hits, ‘Today Na Today’ and ‘In The Music’.