Friday, November 30, 2012
GUINNES VIP , ACHIEVAS ENTERTAINMENT & MOTBENSONZ PRESCENTS –
MAINLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL
HOTST: YAW ( WAZOBIA FM ) & KAREN IGHO ( NAIJA FM)
FEATURING: IYANYA, DAMMY KRANE,AJEBUTTER 22, BURNA BOY, SOLID STAR,
EVA, W4, VECTOR, OLAMIDE,YEMI, YEMI ALADE,
NYRA,YUNGSIX,KEL,PHENOM,RAYCE,OMO AKIN,SLIM T, DPIZZLE,EFA,MOREL,BLACK
MARGIC, SAEON, XCELLENT,JAY AIMS…AND MANY MORE
VENUE: BANILUX EVENT CENTRE,OPPOSITE E-CENTRE YABA.
DATE: 21ST DECEMBER, 2012
RED CARPET: 5PM
GATE FEE: V.I.P: 10K
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT ALL OZONE CINEMA
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SUPPORTED BY: OZONE CINEMA, YAW NAIJA, NIGIEZE, SOUND CITY, BEAT
99.9FM, TVC,WAZOBIA FM, COOL FM, ONTV,REEL RADIO, WILDCARD ONTV,
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|Director, Ishaya Bako|
Fuelling Poverty is a documentary that comments on the culture of greed and corruption in Nigeria articulated through the 2011 Fuel Subsidy Scam.
The full documentary premiered at Silverbird Cinemas in Abuja Yesterday 29th November and will Premiere online, Today 1st December.
It is directed by Award winning Film Maker Ishaya Bako
Popular Nigerian radio personality Dj Freeze of 96.9 Cool FM Lagos made a short trip to the UK for the sold out AY Live show held at the Indigo2. During His short stint in London he caught up with the Factory78tv crew to touch on the happenings in the Nigerian music game. Known for not holding anything back, the charismatic Freeze talked on sensitive subjects like the Mohits break-up ,others like his pride at how the industry has grown and most importantly he named his top 5 Nigerian artistes and why. With the music scene littered with dozens of music stars at the moment, here is Freeze naming his present top 5 Nigerian musicians and why he went with each artiste.
Poe [@LadiPoe] returns and once again raises the bar with his new track appropriately titled 'Free Now', which features the ex-american idol contestant and vocally talented Abasa Asake. This is a must listen for any one missing the substance Nigerian rap has been lacking lately. With a soaring hook and the impeccable lyricism we have come to expect from Poe, 'Free Now' does set a new standard.
Look out for the Video dropping soon. For now, Check out the Trailer
Check out the Video for "Valley" Off Nneka's Latest Effort "Soul is Heavy"...Once again directed by Antonio Navarro, who already did video clips for "Soul Is Heavy", "Stay" and "My Home (alternative clip)". This was shot during the Fall tour in 2011
ROCKSTAR! BEZ MAKES PRESTIGIOUS APPLAUSE AFRICA’s 40 UNDER 40 LIST, SET TO PERFORM ALONGSIDE ANGELIQUE KIDJO IN NEW YORK, DECEMBER 8
After a year of stunning achievements, critically acclaimed Nigerian singer and songwriter, Bez rocks the cover of Applause Africa’s December issue, joining a host of other inspirational, game-changing Africans in the first annual Applause ‘40 Under 40’ list. Honoring innovators in fields as varied as media, fashion, entrepreneurship, and advocacy, the magazine officially debuts at the African Diaspora Awards on December 8 in New York. Bez will also perform alongside fellow honoree and Icon Award recipient, recording artist Angelique Kidjo. The fashion-forward five-page editorial was shot by photographer Remi Adetiba in New York.
The issue also honors 40 inspirational and accomplished Africans in industries ranging from entertainment Grammy-nominated duo Les Nubians, Gbenga Akinnagbe of The Wire and The Good Wife, media CNN and NY Times journalist Lola Ogunnaike, Tony Okungbowa of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, advocacy Saran Kaba Jones of FACEAfrica, SoleRebels founder Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, fashion model and former beauty queen Flaviana Matata, supermodels Liya Kebede and Oluchi Orlandi, and entrepreneurship Donald Osmund, CEO of Seedbearer Corp.
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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Friday, December 7, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (GMT)
Unilag Main Auditorium
|Nigeria Got Talent Judges.|
entertaining talent hunt show; Nigeria’s Got Talent ended its semi-final
rounds with the last set of acts that who left Nigerians in amazement
over the weekend.
The first dance act for the night was The Crazy Twins from Ibadan.
Their dance drama presentation was described as very entertaining and
captivating by the judges. The audience were also in agreement to that
as a result of their unending applauses. “We love to entertain and make
people laugh, which is why we started doing dance drama. This show has
also helped us to gain more experience in our field, said Rasheed
Balogun and Endurance Edopayi, also known as The Crazy Twins. The
Xplanashun was another dance group that brought not only entertainment
but also great energy. “I love your energy, your co-ordination and dance
moves”, said Kate Henshaw.
Following a show stopping movie premiere last month,The Meeting is exhibiting its true potential again as a crowd puller drawing remarkable reviews from moviegoers since hitting the cinemas last weekend.
For the cinema audience, it has been sweet romance since the movie hit the cinemas in style, large number of them have been showering accolades on the cast and crew of the popular movie. These fans took to the micro-blogging site twitter to express their opinions of @themeetingmovie.
Some of the comments:
Chude Jideonwo, a Lawyer and Communications Entrepreneur at the popular youth website,Ynaija ‘’Just finished watching @TheMeeingMovie and @RitaUDominic was magnificent. Wow! Well done to my Aunty, @MealdredO’’.
Watch the making of "The Meeting"
Monday, November 26, 2012
Nigerian hip-hop super-group L.O.S (Tomi Thomas, Yung, Briss and Bridge) are maintaining their global domination. Storming the world with a brand new video for their hit single, ‘Bad Guy P’. Shot in Lagos, the video sidesteps the norm by portraying L.O.S as a group of high-flying young men planning and executing a heavy mission. Who else could possibly cause the ‘disappearance’ of a priceless artifact AND GET AWAY WITH IT? Only to be expected with their bad guy p, no? They raised stakes and greater rewards. This marks the transition of the group from boys, into men in a 3-minute mini-movie expertly directed by Clarence Peters. The story features cameo appearances by Show Dem Camp, Dammy Krane and Yemi Alade, so this sure to be a favorite for fans, while winning new converts over to the musical phenomenon that is L.O.S.
Watch, Enjoy and Activate your Bad Guy P
Friday, November 23, 2012
Her visit recently to the United States was not only to have a corrective eye surgery, but also to finalise the post production of her new flick My Life My Damage, the movie giving Tonto Dikeh her first Cinema litmus test from the wave making trilogy, Damage movies.
My Life My Damage is an advocacy piece that centres on a lax young lady who lives abroad and pays no attention to the sacredness of womanhood and decency. While living her reckless life she contracted HIV. The movie starred Tonto Dikeh as the lead act, Kalu Ikeagwu, Bukky Wright and others. The Damage series which is a movie collection of three distinct but interwoven stories is aimed at advocacy for social issues; each story addresses important problems affecting individuals, families and societies at large.
“This is fresh, just released material from Eva Alordiah’s camp, 3UD. The female rapper who has become popular for her fun, raw appeal goes very playful on this song she titles “Big Biggie”, keeping it very simple for the listener to enjoy.
She never fails at showing us other sides of her, being very versatile with the music and not afraid to explore and experiment with sounds.
Lucky for her fans, we hear Eva is on a roll with the music now, so we expect even more material from her before the year runs out.”
The Next Big thing is Here, Africa: Jobclickr.com
From the heart of Nigeria, we introduce to you www.jobclickr.com, a job search engine for Africa, which is revolutionizing the job market across Africa. Africans have always being accustomed to the traditional ways of finding jobs, which are local newspapers, word of mouth from friends, bill boards, fliers, TV commercials and more recently Online Job sites.
Jobclickr.com was created to help Africans find jobs anywhere and everywhere faster.
The LAMBA King, Hakym The Dream drops a smoking hot new video "MIRACLE" It's been a long time coming but the LAMBA King is back .This song will definitely get you rocking all night long, dope beat, beautiful lyrics and lovely dance steps !!!!
The most glamorous gathering on twins and multiples in Nigeria
This unique event sees a wonderful convergence of thousands of multiples including twins, triplets, and
quadruplets, parents of multiple births, from all works of life, celebrities and non-twins alike from all
parts of the country and beyond
Twins Concert is an annual event aims at strengthening ties amongst twins and non-twins alike,
fostering peace and friendship.
The event serves as a platform to celebrate and share the unique values and deepen the bond among
twins and multiple births including parents of multiple births.
The Event will feature Top Nigerian Musicians, comedians, dancers, celebrities
Burna Boy performing a jazz rendition of his hit single - Like To Party - on stage at the Lagos Jazz Series (Season 3) on the 18th of November, 2012 at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island Lagos. Supported by a band (put up by Cobhams and DJ Caise).
Totem Visuals and X-Hitz Media Productions made a parody of Naeto C hit single "Tony Montana remix" feat. D'Banj. And they called the spoof version "Tana Montony (Bad pass) merix" This is one hella funny piece. Good picture quality and professionally done. Check out the video. uhmm this is not the real Naeto C or D'Banj, this is a parody made of the actual song.
The Video is highly anticipated and expected to drop anytime from now... take a peep into the making of Storm Records artists L.O.S "Bad guy P" music video directed by Clarence Peters, courtesy Ego Fix TV
Check out the official video Niyola’s “Don’t Delay Me”. Diverse themes are explored in Niyola’s first video under the EME stable; whether it’s flaunting her immense sex appeal or showing off her expert dancing, Niyola gives her all in this Tosin Igho directed visual. The song was produced by legendary hit maker Spellz, and is testament to the fact that Miss Nini more than holds her own in a stable full of Superstar EME boys. In this video for “Don’t Delay Me”, the beautiful and talented singer gives us seductive, sultry and playful.
With cameos from Lynxxx, Gbenro, Dammy Crane, and EME acts Skales, ShayDee & Dj XClusive, we can guarantee that this video will have you on the edge of your seats.
Check out Ice Prince Zamani with the second single after the much acclaimed E.L.I album. MORE was produced by Chopstix of the Grip Boiz City, and was directed by the talented Moe Musa in London. It is starring the beautiful and talented Lola Rae. For those who missed it, MORE was first premiered at the Channel O Video Music Awards in South Africa where Ice Prince, also the co-host of the night, won for Best HipHop Video with Superstar
The song "Distance" as produced by Cobhams Asuquo was recorded by Lawale, a singer, song-writer and guitarist who has been on the music scene for a while now. Having previously had tunes churned out by some of the finest producers in Nigeria, Lawale brings on board a fellow artiste by the name Demmy [who we would recall from his recently released "Tuale" track] and they both apply nothing short of pure finesse on a song that analyses the outcome of distant relationships. Laced on beautifully patterned instruments, Lawale comes through like a perfectionist, and the same goes for Demmy, another wonderful R'n'B singer we should watch out for. Kudos to both singers, as well as Cobhams Asuquo for churning out a song that would come as a breather to the Nigerian music scene of today and would definitely remain on the playlist of music lovers. | ENJOY!!!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
D'banj, Davido, IcePrince , Flavor and others took home Plaques as Nigeria shines again at the Annual Channel O awards.
Check out the Full List of Winners...
Most Gifted African South Video of the Year
Cashtime Fam – Shut it down (Stundee)
Most Gifted Group or Featuring of the year
Psquare ft. May D & Akon – Chop My Money
Tonto Dike's first radio interview since the release of her Singles at the Coolfm station with Freeze. She was accompanied by Snypa
WizKid performs Love My Baby live at Brixton for 1Xtra. He rocked the crowd yo...
This video is like nothing you've seen before from P Square, they just keep raising up the bar.
The video is fun packed, with fantastic dance steps and highly entertaining.
IT'S AWESOME. "P Square we back again"
Video directed by mastery of Clarence Peters and the genius of Jude Engees Okoye.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Afropop star Wizkid travelled to the UK for the first ever appearance and performance of an Afropop artiste on the 1xtra Live stage organised by BBC Radio 1xtra.Wizkid was on the bill with international stars like Trey Songz,Kendrick Lemar and British acts Angel and Tulisa. After his groundbreaking performance he caught up as always with Factory78tv's Adesope and Dj Lanre . He officially talked about his newly signed management deal with Tinie Tempahs "Disturbing London" label, his soon to be released official UK/international single and album and what to expect from the EME camp
Organizers of Nigeria’s premier award for up and coming acts, Young Entertainers and Music awards, YEM Awards, today, Saturday 17th, November 2012, announce popular OAP korede Ogunnaike, aka Kore brown and budding singer, Yemi Alade as hosts of the first edition of the prestigious awards. The event will take place Friday 21st, December 2012 at Bespoke Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos.
A delightful Yemi Alade, who could not hide her joy says, “I am pleased and very excited to be co-hosting YEM Awards alongside Kore Brown. It’s going to be a huge success; I can barely wait to hit the stage.”
“It’s an honour to be the co- hosting the very first edition of an award ceremony. I am also an ambassador for the award and have been supporting the award from the very beginning because it aims to celebrate up and coming artistes in the industry. Come 21st of December, we all shall have fun at YEM Awards” says, Kore brown.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
This is the 5th single off of the Empire Mates State Of Mind album. The EME crew continues their quest to dominate dance floors across the continent, as this time, Africa's premiere music label introduces one of their newest and most talented acts "ShayDee", and he's adequately supported by Skales and Banky W, as they tear through a rendition of the smash hit "Sun Mo Mi". The song was co-produced by MasterKraft and Banky W, and is already burning up clubs and parties across the African continent. The high energy and uptempo video, directed by the legendary Clarence Peters, was shot entirely in Lagos Nigeria, and shows the three E.M.E stars at their individual and collective best. The video also boasts cameos from other E.M.E acts WizKid, Niyola and DJ XClusive, as well as other Nigerian musical stars including Iyanya, Flowssick, Iceberg Slim, Slim T & more.
Kel is back, Check out her new video Shot on location in Johannesburg and brilliantly directed by Dan for Chris Don Productions, these visuals capture the very essence of the massive and infectious party jam that is "Give It To You" with both KEL and W4 showing excellent chemistry and performance presence to bring this excellent record to visual life in a plethora of exciting and glam portrait, club and dance scenes.
Davido visited factory78tv studios during his short stop in London and had a sit down with Adesope and Dj Lanre to break down his hit album O.B.O . Whilst talking about the making process of the album , he cleared up internet rumours of signing to db records ( D'banj records ) and how the infamous Dr Sid converation got leaked on the net. Stay tuned to the entire album review/breakdown on factory78tv and enjoy this short clip.
People are already calling it One of the Greatest Goals of all time....But lets not forget, It wasnt a Competitive match.
Ibrahimovic 4 - England 2
Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Kosmos who is nicknamed "Supaakos" is a vastly talented artiste, born to Nigerian parents in the United Kingdom. His music ranges from Afropop to Afrohop and he gathers inspiration from good music that can relate to anyone. This song is presented by SoufStreetSounds; Spinning is a joint to be remembered forever
Lagos Joins 10 Cities Worldwide To Host Major Global Event in February 2013 & Invites Leaders In Nigeria And Around The World To Get Involved.
Social Media Week Lagos (SMW Lagos) co-produced by Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21 debuts in Lagos, Nigeria February 18 – 22, 2013. Entering is 5th year in 2013; Social Media Week is a worldwide event. Taking place in 11 cities simultaneously, it explores the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. The conference's mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration and the sharing of ideas and information. The format of the week-long conference is a mixture of keynotes, panels, workshops, networking events and mixers, with the majority of the events being free and open to the public.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Star actress Tonto Dike is in the news again!! This time the sultry thespian is not hitting the news headline for her singles but for her cinema debut “MY LIFE, MY DAMAGE”, from the “Damage Trilogy”, one of the most successful award winning Nollywood Movies in recent times, produced by talented actress cum producer Uche Jumbo.
BROKEN starring Nse Ikpe-Etim, Kalu Ikeagwu, Bimbo Manuel, Maksat Anpe and many more. Gabriel Ortega (Kalu Ikeagu), a promising young man, gets Mariam (Nse Ikpe-Etim), a naïve teenage girl pregnant in a remote community where he was posted for his primary assignment during his National Youth Service year. He absconds to the city, leaving her confused and frustrated. In her naivety she abandons the child in a refuse dump, and he is later picked up by a Good Samaritan and taken into an orphanage. The lovers reunite in the city and get married, but after two kids they begin to experience marriage burn out, and eventually get separated. The divorcee each reunites with a new life partner and starts up a new family. A few years later, the mistakes of their past comes hunting, throwing their families and entire life into chaos; having to deal with a daughter who was sneaked out of an asylum where she has been for six years, a second son who has become wild with the street life as a result of frustration, and the son they abandoned in a refuse dump, now in prison on death row.
The Movie Hits Cinemas Friday, December 7, 2012
Talented Nollywood actress and Brand Ambassador, Funke Akindele-Oloyede returns in this romantic comedy, A Wish directed and produced by award winning actor and filmmaker, Elvis Chucks.
The talented actress before now starred in two blockbusters, The Return of Jenifa which has been the highest grossing movie of all time making N35m at the cinema and in Maami, a movie produced by highly respected filmmaker, Tunde Kelani which also recorded N19m. The movie, A Wish has also been tipped to record high numbers when it eventually hits the cinemas on Friday, December 7, 2012.
Yoruba spitting Rapper Olamide is scheduled to drop his Sophomore album "YBNL" Monday 12th November 2012. Check out the Cover and Tracklisting...
This is the Official Video for Skales' Scorching new single "Ko Mo Le". It was shot entirely in Washington D.C, while the E.M.E. Crew was on their US Tour in the Summer of 2012. The video was directed by 1st Impressions, and the song was produced by Sarz. The song features fast-rising Nigerian Star, singing and rapping, and doing what he does best. Enjoy.
Brymo has revealed the date for his Much expected album "Son of a kapenta" to drop, He tweeted
By d way #TheSonOfaKapenta drops 15th nov. tell somebody to tell somebody...
His Label boss Audu Maikori had earlier instagrammed the Album cover as seen above..
Online, The album would be avialable 15th November 2012, but would hit stores as distributed by Alaba, December 1st 2012.
Look out for it
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama has been reelected the president of the United States, the Multiple News Networks are reporting.
It has been a Close run since but CNN, FOX, ABC and a host of Others can Confidently Project Obama as the Winner, The POTUS official Twitter Page has claimed Victory as well...
Mr. Obama wrapped up a spectacular victory after winning the swing battleground state of Ohio which takes his electoral vote to over 270.
More details in a Min...
Monday, November 5, 2012
Ay and Family smiled as Kelechi Amadi-Obi took shots for the new issue of In-Style Motherhood Magazine. They both Give parenting tip amongst other things... Check out still Pictures...
|Naeto C and Sasha at Last year's Edition|
The producer of the show Jennifer Olize gave this assurance while speaking about the preparation for this year’s edition, adding that MMR show will surpass every expectation this year. “I have very high expectations for the show this year. If you enjoyed the show last year, you are guaranteed a better experience this year. With this year's new additions and concept we plan to make the show more trendy, fierce and over the top. From the designers, music artists, models and people in attendance, MMR 2012 will surely create a greater impact this year” Jennifer claims.
Watch Promotional Video
Fresh off his 2012 MOBO Awards success where he was named ‘Best African Act’ for his song, ‘Oliver Twist’, Dapo Oyebanjo popularly called Dbanj will perform at this year’s music concert, TOP10MICS for one hour with a live band as the concert holds at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island , Lagos on Friday, November 30, 2012.
Before now, most artistes perform to a CD and a skeletal band but the major highlights at this year’s music concert would be live performances from headlining acts; Tuface Idibia, Femi Kuti and Sir Shina Peters.
Joseph Benjamin has won the coveted prize at the 17th African Film Awards (aka Afro-Hollywood Awards) held last night, Nov 3 at Stratford Town Hall, London. He has been awarded the AFRICAN ACTOR OF THE YEAR in an impressive event that attracted British African stars, producers and investors. He was nominated alongside Ghana’s Van Vicker and South Africa’s Jafta Mamabolo.
Joseph has continued to build his brand on the big screen and has recorded good success in a short time.
Here’s a big congrats to him!
After Years of Putting in work and releasing about seven (7) singles, Don Jazzy's Brother Finally drops his debut album Titled "Frenzy" Today 5th November 2012 to the Nigerian Market. The album features an array of stars Most notably, Wizkid, who is close friends to D'Prince.
See albun Tracklisting when you Continue...
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Off M.I 's mixtape " Illegal Music 2" here is the video for "Heart of the City" feat SDC & Ruby I hear he plans to shoot "Export" feat Yung6ix soon as well...
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
After a successful outing last wednesday at "Industry nite", Cobhams hanged with The Legend Tuface in his studio...
The Extra-Ordinary Producer Tweeted thus....
Tuface in my studio??I was definitely star-struck.Thanks for stopping by.We be giving all the people what they wanting!
They will be making Good Music, It seems...
In this revealing interview, the "Pop Prince of Africa" , Wizkid, speaks to Toolz about the past few months and how his career has grown internationally. He also reveals all the juicy details about his new superstar friends, his love life as well as his long time crush on Genevieve Nnaji and addresses the rumors about a beef between him and Davido
Check it out...
Toolz, Olisa, Marian, saeon and Oppan Gangnam Style dance comptition winner at The Beat of Lagos event which took place on the 27th of October, 2012 at the ORIENTAL HOTEL and hosted artists such as Iyanya, BankyW, Dr Sid, Lynxxx, illbliss, Burna Boy, Saeon, Tiwa Savage, Durella, Flowsickk, Yemi Alade, Niyola, Skales, Chidinma.
Check out the Vid...
Kanye West Sparks Controversy again, with this Illuminati/New world Order Content...
Check out the Trailer, Looking forward to the Soundtrack...
Achievers Entertainment, SolidStar's Label took a handful of Nigeria's Emerging stars along to Support Solidstar on a Campus Tour. Check out the University of Abuja stop.