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Loud Drugs And Artistes; Are Managers Vicariously Liable ?

March 2, 2020 |

In the List of top 10 managers in music industry who messed over their clients, managers who were greedy and the ones who thought drugs was a good escape for their artistes topped the charts. Yeah! bad managers have their charts too. We are just yet to make a list of them as far as Nigeria and Africa is concerned. From Colonel Tom Parker who received 50% of Elvis Presley’s earnings to Mathew Knowles who had the habit of stealing his daughter’s money, greed is the known ailment for artiste managers. There is an ailment we all have tolerated and might just be the reason why our favorite artistes end up in rehab. If you are an artiste manager, I know you are probably angry saying “What more could I do. That is where (s)he gets inspiration from. I also don’t want to lose my job.” Hollup! Hollup! Dear Angry…    read more 

Wizkid and Anatii win BET Soul Train Awards

November 25, 2019 |

Nigeria’s Wizkid and South Africa’s Anatii have bagged BET Soul Train Awards for their contributions to Beyoncé’s hit song ‘Brown Skin Girl.’ Wizkid. The award ceremony took place at a sound-optimised amphitheatre of the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas at the weekend. After performances from Wale and Luke, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ was announced as the winner of the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award 2019, also referred to as Record of the Year. This comes after its release earlier this year off the soundtrack for Disney’s remake of the The Lion King. The film’s soundtrack was helmed by Beyoncé who involved some of Africa’s biggest musical acts, including Burna Boy, Yemi Alade and Sarkodie, among others. Wizkid’s performance on the award-winning track, in particular, is a departure from his usual offerings, which rely heavily on familiar melodies, harmonies and non-word vocalisations that his fans have come to know and love. In…    read more 

Burna Boy, Angelique Kidjo nominated for 2020 Grammy

November 22, 2019 |

Nigerian Afro-fusion artist Burna Boy and Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo were nominated for the 2020 Grammy Awards after the Recording Academy announced the nominees in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Burna Boy and Angelique Kidjo were nominated in the World Music category. The two African musicians were nominated in the World Music category for their albums African Giant and Celia, respectively. They will compete against Altin Gün (Gece, Netherlands), Bokanté and Metropole Orkest led by Jules Buckley (What Heat, US) and Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet (Fanm D’ayiti, Haiti/US). Burna Boy and Kidjo are the only African artists nominated in the World Music category, as opposed to the previous Grammys where four out of the five nominees hailed from Africa. The eventual winner was Ladysmith Black Mambazo for the South African a capella group’s album Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration. Kidjo will be gunning for her fourth Grammy after winning…    read more 

Nigeria Copyright Commission declares zero tolerance on piracy

November 11, 2019 |

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has expressed determination to stamp out piracy in the West African country. NCC director-general John Asein. The declaration was made by the commission’s director of public affairs, Vincent Oyefeso, at the 30th anniversary of the NCC in Ilorin on Wednesday, pulse.ng reported. “The NCC is not just a compliance agency, it has the power to arrest and prosecute anybody caught pirating other people’s intellectual properties,” Oyefeso said. “Copyright owners could institute civil suit against copyright offenders, apart from the criminal suit the commission normally institutes against such offenders.” One of the guest speakers at the event, Dr Kayode Adam of the University of Ilorin’s faculty of law, said copyright law in Nigeria was outdated and modelled on the the laws set by the British colonial government. He called for Nigerian copyright law to be updated in order to meet the challenges of the digital era….    read more 

Nigerian vice-president Yemi Osinbajo has acknowledged that Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti deserves national recognition.

November 5, 2019 |

Nigeria vice-president Yemi Osinbajo. Speaking at a town hall meeting in Benin City at the closing of the National Festival for Arts and Culture last weekend, Osinbajo said the decision could not be made by him alone. A member of the audience put the question to Osinbajo, suggesting that the National Arts Theatre in Lagos should be named after the Afrobeat legend in honour of his immense contribution to Nigerian music. “Well I don’t see any reason why not,” Osinbajo said. “The only problem, of course, is that it is not in my place to decide what national monument should be named after any individual. “But I must say that I agree with you that Fela is as deserving as any to have such a preferred monument named after him”. Fela, a frontline social crusader and iconoclast, was at constant loggerheads with Nigeria’s military leaders in the 1970s and 1980s….    read more 

Musicologist, Michael Bakare talks About the Uniqueness Of His Music Composition

November 5, 2019 |

The Nigerian Musical elements are quite glaring in my music because i always want my music to be conceptualized in that way, as music written by a Modern Nigerian composer. I deliberately make painstaking efforts to infuse a lot of the African church known as the “Aladura church” musical element into my music. Some of the elements are the rhythmic pattern, tonal organization, parallel harmony, formal structures, instrumental resource, indigenous language, existing church airs, as exemplified in this work Ayo Keresi. Thereby combining European pitch collections, with indigenous tonal schemes such as diatonic, pentatonic, hexatonic, octatonic scales, atonality, as well as the 12-tone row method. Structurally, the form of my music ranges from simple binary, ternary, rondo, theme and variations, sonata form, aria, strophic, through composed, canonic imitation, contrapuntal forms to other freestyles. ABOUT Micheal Bakare Micheal Bakare studied music at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, ijanikin, where he obtained…    read more 

MEET GOSPEL SINGER, AKAY GLORIOUS

November 2, 2019 |

AKINTIMIILEHIN OLAITAN AKINBODE is an Award winning Gospel Artiste, Song writer, Director, Entertainment Icon, popularly known as AKAY GLORIOUS. He started his music career at the age of seven(7) in primary school days .when he was in secondary school, @ unity secondary school Epinmi Akoko Ondo State he was made the Social Prefect Boy, Music Director of the School.He was named and popurlaly known by his Fans as ‘Ayefele’. His passion to reach the world through music has being a great impact and blessing to Mankind and Ministries. A graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye Ogun State,Studied Industrial Chemisty (Chemical Science)where he started and formulated his own live band known as AKAY GLORIOUS MUSICAL BAND in the year 2008. He has received several Gospel Music Awards.Among of it’s kinds is the Award of honour received as an ‘ENTERTAINMENT ICON’ from society of Chemical Science of Nigeria (SCSN OOU CHAPTER)…    read more 

Wizkid has been nominated at the 2019 edition of the Soul Train Music Awards

October 31, 2019 |

Wizkid has been nominated at the 2019 edition of the Soul Train Music Awards, which take place at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on 17 November. The Nigerian superstar is nominated alongside Beyoncé and Saint Jhn for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ (featuring Blue Ivy Carter) in the Best Collaboration Performance and Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s categories. The nominations come after the Afropop singer sold out the Starboy Fest event at the O2 arena in London more than a week ago, a feat he has achieved on two separate occasions. This is not the first time Wizkid has been nominated at the Soul Train Music Awards. In 2017, he received a nod in the Best Dance Performance category for his song ‘Come Closer’ featuring Drake. Wizkid lost out to Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’ that year and will hope that his luck turns for the better this time around, especially since he and…    read more 

MEET PEACE ADEOYE…

October 13, 2019 |

Peace is from the Isoko part of Delta State in Nigeria. Being in the church choir from a tender age and following her father ,Bishop Bernard Ogbedada for ministrations in different places, have exposed her to different kinds of music and the ‘music ministry’. In 2009,she signed a 3year contract with Safe Records and released five singles including Hold On, Listen To Yourself and Knock Knock. She became the music director of Limitless Grace Church choir (formerly known as Faith And Grace Mission) in Otta and worked diligently for four years. She is presently a member of Bishop’s Court singers which she joined in 2018. Peace has a strong zeal to lead souls to God’s Kingdom with her songs and she has been and is still a blessing to the body of Christ . Peace Adeoye is a contemporary African gospel singer and her music has a fusion of reggae,hiphop…    read more 

Nigerian-French singer, Asa has officially released her highly anticipated project “Lucid” Album, compiled with 14-tracks as usual.

October 10, 2019 |

The new body of work, “Lucid” served as a follow-up to her previously released project called “Bed Of Stone”, released in 2014. Recall, she was recently featured on the cover of Schick Magazine, where she discussed her five-year hiatus from the music scene, the cultural influences that have shaped both her and her craft, and the real change she wants to see in Nigeria. In conclusion, her recently released singles: “The Beginning”, “Good Thing” and “My Dear”, will feature on the “Lucid” Album. Asa Lucid Album Tracklist Below; 1. Murder in the USA || DOWNLOAD MP3 2. The Beginning || DOWNLOAD MP3 (Now available for download on our digital store) 3. Good Thing || DOWNLOAD MP3 (Now available for download on our digital store) 4. Stay Tonight || DOWNLOAD MP3 5. Torn || DOWNLOAD MP3 6. Happy People || DOWNLOAD MP3 7. You and Me || DOWNLOAD MP3 8. Femi…    read more 

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