Saturday, April 30, 2011

Femi Kuti bags World music awards

Nigeria’s Femi Kuti has been named the Best World Music artist in the Songlines magazine’s annual wards.

Femi Kuti, 48, is the son of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. Femi Kuti has taken on his father’s mantle, winning acclaim across Africa for songs that rail against corruption and repression on the continent.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Omoni Oboli grabs Multimillion naira dettol endorsement deal

Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli has struck gold. According to information at our disposal the sexy actress was paid millions of Naira by a multi-national company to star in an advert for Dettol.

Sources told us that the deal was handled by an advertising agency based somewhere in Ikeja,Lagos.

Igbo Television drama series debuts

‘Ka Anyi Si Ebi’, an exclusive Igbo language drama series, released a trailer on Saturday, April 23, 2011.

The trailer, which was released on, was produced by Chizoba Boye of BlueWall Entertainment and is directed by Sam Boye.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Darey - Ba Ni Kidi Official Video

MI re-launches album in London

Multiple-award-winning rapper and Chocolate City's frontline act, MI, will relaunch his sophomore album, ‘MI2: The Movie' in London next weekend. According to a statement from his record label, the rapper, whose album is currently receiving rave reviews, will be performing an album release concert at Indigo O2 in London.

Stanbic IBTC Bank gets new CEO

The StanbicIBTC Bank has announced the appointment of Sola David-Borha as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Video: Sound Sultan ft. Banky W. - Very Good Bad Guy

Exclusive : Tuface Idibia BET Welcome To America Interview Video

Tuface follows in the steps of D’Banj with his own BET Welcome to America Special, less than a month after the D’Banj segment aired.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

BET Presents: 2Face Idibia – Welcome to America!!!

Barely 3weeks after D’Banj‘s Welcome To America on BET Presents with April Woodard, Mr 2Face Idibia …Naija’s own 2Baba is also coming to America

Jedi to embark on Canada tour

Nigerian comedian, Jedi, is set to tour Canada with his ‘Laugh wan kill me die’ as from June 30, 2011.

A statement from the comedian disclosed that the tour, which will feature other comedians in the industry, will begin in Toronto, Canada, and move to three yet to be named cities.

JAHBLESS - Joor ( Remix) - Video Feat: IcePrince, Reminisce, Durella, Ruggedman & Eldee

Iyabo Obasanjo critically ill

P-Square Interview on the Wendy Williams Show

Peter and Paul of PSquare sat down with Wendy Williams last year before the BET Awards. Good and insightful interview from the twins. Word on the street is that they will be dropping a brand new single in the very near future.

Essence begs for shows

Gospel artiste turned Hip op singer Essence bared her mind at a recent function and without regrets openly begged promoters to enlist their services whenever concerts are organised.

Friday, April 22, 2011

HipHopWorld Awards changes name to ‘THE HEADIES

On the change of name from HipHopWorld Awards to ‘THE HEADIES’, Animashaun says: ‘It was just a matter of time. Everyone in house has been calling the award that name forever; because that’s what we christened our plaque. I think the name is more hip and trendy, and it helps us place proper focus on the prize, which is the plaque; the headies; the prize to die for’, Animashaun, who is also the founder of the awards back in 2005, explains.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Brand new Single: IcePrince- Superstar

Mr Incredible appointed as chocolate city's director of music

Chocolate city records has appointed jude 'M I' Abaga has the new director of music for the label.
From now onward ,M I  will not just stand as chocolate city's number one artiste but also oversees all the music coming out of the label.M I has released two successful  albums 'talk about it' and M I 2 ' under chocolate city records.

CBN governor, Lamido Sanusi, placed on Time's 100 Most Influential People

The story of Nigeria's first half-century of Independence is a tale of wasted potential: sub-Saharan Africa's most populous country, home to its biggest oil riches, impoverished by thieving autocrats. A key reason a new Nigeria no longer seems fanciful is Central Bank governor Lamido Sanusi.

D'Banj, Don Jazzy acquire a Bentley each

D'Banj and Don Jazzy have joined the exclusive league of Bentley owners. The duo just added the posh rides to their garage...making them the first showbiz stars to own the prestigious autos which is said to cost between N25m to N35m. These guys are Endowed!

Genevieve Nnaji on the cover page of New African Woman Magazine

For her cover feature, Genevieve is photographed in pieces by African designers including Zed Eye and JBL. Gene discussed her “ideal man, wedding bells, her fear of failure and why Nigeria rocks“.

Nollywood actor Ashley Nwosu is dead

The actor died this morning after spending a few weeks in the hospital battling severe liver problem.

Ashley Nwosu died barely 24 hours after he fell into coma at the Military Hospital, Yaba, where he was been treated for severe liver problems on Wednesday.

New Video: Shank - Salute

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Friends, Families Debunk Rumour On Tayo Aderinokun

SOME days ago, a rumour broke out in Lagos that threw the corporate world  into confusion as tales spread over the alleged ill-health of astute banker and Managing Director of GTBank, Tayo Aderinokun.

John Fashanu takes another shot at Marriage

Ex-soccer star, John Fashanu has taken another shot at marriage. The choice of the former footballer turned businessman this time around is Mrs Abigail Igwe, a legal practitioner and mother of ex-beauty queen, Adaeze Igwe.

Kennis Music Easter Festival

Kennis Music is back with the 13th annual Kennis Music Easter Festival which kicks off on Good Friday Apr 22, 2011.

Yoruba Actress, Sikiratu Sindodo relocates to the UK for Medical Treatment

Yoruba Actress, Sikiratu Sindodo has moved to the UK to further receive treatment. She has been very ill for sometimes now and has been advised to move to the UK for further treatment.

Eva sets release date for new single

Hip-Hop Award winner Eva is set to release a new single titled ‘Tonight’ on Friday, April 22. The single will feature pop artist Goldie and is produced by Teekay Witty.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

We don't have time for Toni Payne- Dehinde, 9ice's Manager

Dehinde Fajana, 9ice’s manager has refused to trade words with Toni Payne, the estranged wife of the crooner who claimed Fajana was one of the people that made her marriage to crash.

Ruffcoin features Sound Sultan in new single

New artist Ruffcoin has released a new single called ‘Celebrate’, featuring R&B artist Sound Sultan and is produced by J. Smith. The single is part of his forthcoming album, ‘Diamond In The Ruff’. It is a call to people to come celebrate with him, delivered over a high tempo beat.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mercy Johnson weds August 28

Harrysong Set To Launch Debut Album In Hometown

New kid on the block – R&B singer Tare Okiri better known as Harrysong who recently released his debut work ‘TESTIFY’ has announced he’ll soon be launching his album in his hometown, Warri, Delta State.

Ruggedman Breaks Down The 9ice Beef And More On Factory78

ELDee The Don in Search For Top Talent

Trybes Records boss and performing artist, eLDee, presents young music hopefuls with an opportunity to get sponsorship with the new Trybes Records initiative, ‘Top Talent’.

Denrele Edun leaves Soundcity

After almost six years as a producer and presenter on urban music channel, Sound City, the incredibly talent Denrele Edun has quit. He resigned last week to pursue other of which is acting.

Their are speculations that he might have moved to a rival channel. We would keep you posted! 

Nigerian defender, Olubayo Adefemi, dies in car crash

Nigeria international defender Olubayo Adefemi has died in a car accident, Greek police said on Monday.

The 25-year-old, who played for Skoda Xanthi, lost control of his car on the Egnatia motorway before the crash.

Video : KAS – If You Wind For Me

Terry G launches shoe-line

Taking a leaf from D’banj, artiste and producer Terry G has launched into the sales of shoes. Being an artiste has gone beyond making music alone. His branded shoes comes in variety of colours with ‘TGP’ meaning Terry G production imprint on them. A pair will sell for N40,000..

With Ruggedman branded ’20th September’ wears, Durella has branded shoes and D’banj’s koko brand with foams (mattress) and mobile phone with Terry G’s entry – hope it translates into viable business ventures.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The other side of Julius Agwu

Julius Agwu is basically known as a rib cracker, a singer and perhaps, an actor. But most people do not know the humanitarian side of this guy.

I’m hale and hearty – Kaha

For some time now, Caro crooner, Kaha, seems to have been living a quiet lifestyle. The sexy looking artiste, who is working on his album, suddenly disappeared from the social radar after his impressive performance alongside South Africa-based Nigerian artiste cum model, Codread, at a musical fiesta organised by De Palms Nite Club, Lagos.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ghanaian Actor Mike Majid grabs Mercy Johnson's boobs in Public Glare

Kai! God dey!

NET To Host Dagrin Memorial Lecture

As the first anniversary of the passing of beloved rapper Dagrin approaches, NET Newspapers LTD, publishers of Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) have announced that they’re instituting a memorial lecture in honour of the rapper who died on Thursday, April 22, 2010.

We hereby on behalf of the Administrators of the Estate of the late Mr. Oladapo Olaonipekun (aka Dagrin) commend you for the initiative taken to host a memorial lecture on the late Artiste’Mrs. Margaret Layode of B. Ayorinde and Co. wrote in a letter to Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) dated March 24, 2011.

A statement signed by the paper’s Publisher Ayeni Adekunle, says the reason for the memorial lecture, is ‘obvious to us all’.

It’s a year already, and we thought it wise that we should all come together to celebrate the young man; while using his life and times as a case study for musicians in Nigeria and the industry as a whole’ says Ayeni.

The memorial lecture will feature speakers from all relevant industries: security and safety; media, health and medicine, governance, entertainment, communication, management and others.

We’re working on getting relevant people from the FRSC, Police Force, Nigerian Medical Association, as other bodies; including representatives from the musician’s union as well as the labels, to come educate us all on what we need to know on pertinent health, safety, living, investment and other issues, using the tragic case of Dagrin – which still sends shivers down our spines,  as a case study.’ Ayeni expantiates.

It is our desire that our artistes and their minders will find important lessons from this lecture; as well as all those who work within the entertainment industry. How many of us still sit behind our steerings and drive even when we’ve been drinking? How many have all the relevant insurance? What can we do about the hospital policy that makes it impossible for you to get even emergency treatment unless you pay a deposit? Who benefits when you’re dead? What’s the role of the FRSC, state governments, Federal Government, Nigeria Police, PMAN, Record labels, and other institutions in all of these?’.

The Memorial Lecture is scheduled to hold at Protea Hotels, in Ikeja GRA, at a yet-to-be-announced date.
Speakers and facilitators for the inaugural Dagrin Memorial Lecture will be announced in a few weeks.

Lord of Ajasa banned from UK for 10 years

Apart from a perplexing dip in rating, indigenous hip hop act, Lord of Ajasa whose real name is Olusegun Osaniyi, is now confronted with another major problem that threatens to leave his career in the doldrums. The Akure, Ondo State native has reportedly been banned from entering the United Kingdom for the next 10 years! Sources say the artiste was banned when the British High Commission discovered that he presented fake travel documents when he first applied for a visa some time back but was denied.