Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Headies 2013: First Photos & Full List of Winners: Olamide, Phyno, Davido, Sean Tizzle & Waje

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Music’s biggest night in Nigeria went down a few minutes ago in the metropolitan city of Lagos…and of course, it was super fun.

On boxing day, Thursday 26th December 2013, the black carpet was rolled out at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos for the biggest names in the Nigerian entertainment industry for The Headies 2013.

Hosted by Mavin Records artiste Tiwa Savage and Dr Sid, awards were presented to a selected few who simply ruled the music charts and had us swaying in all directions to their songs.

Olamide was the king of the night; picking up 3 awards for himself plus an award for collaborating with Phyno on Ghost Mode. Afro pop star Sean Tizzle won the Next Rated award which came with a Hyundai Tucson SUV.

Omo Baba Olowo Davido bagged the Hip Hop World Revelation of the year award and Best R&B/Pop Album.

Rocking the stage were Iyanya, Waje, Olamide, Phyno, Praiz, Seyi Shay, Niyola, Zaina and Yemi Alade.

First Photos!

The Black Carpet

Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade

Capital FEMI

Capital FEMI

Ohimai Atafo

Ohimai Atafo

Kenny Saint Best & Toke Makinwa

Kenny Saint Best & Toke Makinwa

Seyi Shay & Toke Makinw

Seyi Shay & Toke Makinwa

Efa

Efa

Banky W

Banky W

Zaina

Zaina

The Stage

The Stage

Toolz & Waje accepting the Best Reggae for "I Wish"

Toolz & Waje accepting the Best Reggae/Dancehall for “I Wish”

Phyno accpeting the Best Rap Single

Phyno accpeting the Best Rap Single

Nikky Laoye accepting Best Female Vocal Performance award for "Only You"

Nikky Laoye accepting the Best Female Vocal Performance award for “Only You”

Seyi Shay performing "Irawo"

Seyi Shay performing “Irawo”

Praiz

Praiz

Waje performing "I Wish"

Waje performing “I Wish”

The Headies 2013 Winners

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Best Recording of the Year
I Wish – Waje
Good Morning – Brymo
Natural Something – Sound Sultan
This Year – Jaywon – WINNER!

DTunes

DTunes

Producer of the Year
Pheelz – Durosoke
DTunes – Sho Lee – WINNER!
Del B – Limpopo
Leriq – Like to Party
Legendury Beatz – Emi Ni Baller

Best Music Video
Alingo – Jude Okoye/Clarence Peters – WINNER!
Oliver Twist – Sesan
Gaga Crazy – Aje Filmworks
Azonto – Moe Musa
Yes/No – Clarence Peters

Davido

Davido

Best R&B/Pop Album
Iyanya Vs. Desire – Iyanya
O.B.O. – Davido – WINNER!
R&BW – Banky W
Blessed– Flavour
Away & Beyond – 2Face Idibia

Banky W

Banky W

Best R&B Single
Don’t Let Go – Capital Femi
Good Good Loving – Banky W – WINNER!
Like to Party – Burna Boy
Rich & Famous – Praiz
Omote – Ese Peters

Best Pop Single
Ihe Ne Me – 2Face Idibia – WINNER!
The Kick – Wande Coal Feat. Don Jazzy
Gobe – Davido
Catching Cold – Tunde Ednut
Ur Waist – Iyanya
Goody Bag – D’Prince

Best Reggae/Dancehall Single
I Wish – Waje – WINNER!
Rihanna – Orezi
Give it To Me – General Pype
Go Down – Baba Dee

Olamide

Olamide

Best Rap Album
Oga Boss – Ill Bliss
The Second Coming – Vector
YBNL – Olamide – WINNER!
Book of Rap Stories – Reminisce

Best Collabo
Ghost Mode – Phyno Feat. Olamide – WINNER!
Tony Montana (Remix) – Naeto C Feat. D’banj
Baddest Boy – EME Feat, Wizkid, Skales & Banky W
Ezioku – Lynxxx Feat. Ikechukwu, Ill Bliss & Phyno
Emi Ni Baller – Chidinma Feat. Suspect & Ill Bliss
Baby Mi Da (Remix) – DR. Victor Olaiya Feat. 2Face Idibia

Phyno

Phyno

Best Rap Single
Man of the Year – Phyno – WINNER!
Anam Achi Kwanu – Ill Bliss Feat. Phyno
Durosoke – Olamide
2 Musshh – Reminisce
Ghost Mode – Phyno Feat. Olamide

Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Rich & Famous – Praiz – WINNER!
Omote – Ese Peters
Don’t Let Go – Capital Femi
Yes/No – Banky W

Nikki Laoye

Nikki Laoye

Best Vocal Performance (Female)
I Wish – Waje
Toh Bad – Niyola
Irawo – Seyi Shay
Totally Yours – Zaina
Only You – Nikki Laoye – WINNER!

Sean Tizzle

Sean Tizzle

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Sean Tizzle – WINNER!
Dammy Krane
Burna Boy
Seyi Shay
Phyno

Hip Hop World Revelation
W.A.J.E – Waje
Omo Baba Olowo – Davido – WINNER!
Frenzy – D’Prince
The Year of R&B – Capital Femi

Lyricist on the Roll
Olamide – Voice of the Streets
Boogey – Sanctum
Mode 9 – Let It Go – WINNER!
Phyno – Man of the Year

Best Street-Hop Artiste
Terry G – Run Mad
Durosoke – Olamide – WINNER!
My Dear – Dammy Krane
Skibo – Solid Star
Alaye – LKT

Black Magic

Black Magic

Best Alternative Song
Repete – Black Magic – WINNER!
Omo Pastor – Ajebutter 22 Feat. BOJ
Feel Alright – Show Dem Camp Feat. BOJ & POE
This Year – Jaywon

Album of the Year
Iyanya Vs. Desire – Iyanya
O.B.O. – Davido
R&BW – Banky W
Blessed – Flavour
YBNL – Olamide – WINNER!

Iyanya

Iyanya

Artiste of the Year
Iyanya – WINNER!
Davido
Wizkid
Flavour
Olamide
Ice Prince

Song of the Year
Durosoke – Olamide
Ur Waist – Iyanya
Alingo – P-Square
Sho Lee – Sean Tizzle
Limpopo – Kcee – WINNER!

Most Downloaded Callertune
Harrysong – Mandela

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Beyonce and Jay Z spend $6,000 at New York sex toy store

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According to a report by Radar Online, Beyonce and Jay Z dropped $6, 000 on sex toys at famous New York sex shop Babeland on December 26. And insider told the online news publication that the couple spent thousands of dollars on titillating toys to help them celebrate the season.

“They didn’t buy anything tacky or too extreme. It was all top-of-the-line stuff. Some of it was even gold-plated!’

Flavour finally breaks her heart “I’m not ready for marriage’ – Flavour says in new interview

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Flavour finally breaks her heart “I’m not ready for marriage’ – Flavour says in new interview

In a new interview with Vanguard, highlife artist Flavour said he’s single and not thinking of marriage

People will always talk and turn around stories. But I am still single because marriage is not my priority for now. I still want to hit the top before thinking about marriage. It’s not yet time. I am still concentrating on my music.

Flavour also explains how he manages to stays away from controversy/scandal

I try to stay away from trouble. For instance, I don’t even go to clubs. Any time I want to do something, I do it in the comfort of my house. I party inside my house. I do my recording inside my house. When you start mingling and partying with everybody in different places that is where one or two things would start to emerge.

I’m either here in my house or in my second house on the Island. When you mingle much with people, at times you start trusting people that are not supposed to be trusted. You start having divided attention. You would take a picture and make joke with it and tomorrow it’s all over the newspapers and internet.

The NET list of the 12 biggest artist of 2013

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According to a list put together by Nigeria entertainment today, these are the 12 biggest artists of 2013. See below and see if you agree with them:

2013 was a very big year for Nigerian music and quite a number of artistes lived up to expectation. We’re talking sold-out shows, monster singles, European tours and endorsement deals. NET presents the 12 biggest artistes of 2013.

1. Wizkid
2. Davido
3. P-Square
4. Tiwa Savage
5. D’banj
6. Iyanya
7. Olamide
8. Flavour
9. Kcee
10. Femi Kuti
11. Ice Prince
12. 2face Idibia)

Any name missing for you?what do you think about the list?

My relationship with M.I -Pryse • Speaks on why she craves clothes with sexy edge

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glamour1-29122013She has been on top of her game since her breakthrough into one of the leading record labels in the country, Chocolate City. Popularly known as the ‘first lady’, Princess Esindu nicknamed Pryse is currently making waves in the industry. In this interview with SEYI SOKOYA, the rapper speaks on  her career and fashion preferences. Excerpts:

How I discovered music
I have always been into music. I started with rap music and composed my first lyrics at the age of 10. People used to cheer me whenever I performed in the church or amidst my friends. I started recording at the age of 14 because my family owned a media outfit. My elder brother and I recorded music and rap songs but I never took it serious at the time. The reason I didn’t take it serious was because my parents would never let me become a full time artiste as at the time because I was still a teenager. I recorded my first solo album when I went to school. I pushed the music online so that I could get recognition. It was at this point that it dawned on me that I could have a career in music, despite the fact that I studied Media and Communication.

How I was able to convince my parents
It was Chocolate City that really convinced my parents that I could have a career in music. I went fully into music when I was in school, I followed it up and I was really getting a lot of feedback. Then, one day, I sent a twit to M.I to follow me, he did and when he checked my page and saw it on my profile that I was a rapper, he requested for some of my songs which I later forwarded to him. His response showed that he liked it and as God would have it, that was the beginning of the turnaround. I think they were actually looking for a female rapper at that time. I was really happy with the development. To me, it was a blessing, I didn’t really work too hard for it. It just came like a miracle because, when God says something is yours, it will be certainly yours. I was still in school when this opportunity came, I had to exercise some patience so as to finish my studies and graduate. It got to a stage that I almost left school because of the anxiety, but I remained focused in order to achieve my goal. I had a misunderstanding with my parents when I came back from school and told them I was going into music. They were uncomfortable with it but I made them realise that I wasn’t going to Lagos to struggle because they didn’t really know who the likes of M.I, Ice Prince and others in the label were, but after a clear conviction, they supported me and gave me the go ahead to follow my passion.

Why I returned to Nigeria
The truth is that I had no intention of staying in the U.K permanently. I always knew I would come back anytime. I came back one month after my graduation; I didn’t spend much time there because it was a part of the family’s plan. We have a family business based in Port Harcourt and it is an outfit that has huge potentials, so, I had to come home.

The family plan
As I said earlier, my parents, Mr Mike and Mrs Dolly Esindu own a media house in Port Harcourt called Frontline TV Station. The plan had been there since I was very small that I would work there one day. It is a TV production and my mum used to be a popular presenter on the National Television Authority (NTA). She anchored several game shows before she later left the station and started her own company. It grew to be a family business. My parents sent all their children abroad to study something related to the media; my elder brother studied Graphic Designs, the second one studied Radio Television Production and I studied Media and Communication. So, we had to come back to contribute to the business and make it bigger than what it used to be. I’m the last child of the family and I am the only girl; I think that was why my dad used to call me princess.

Challenges
It is believed that every recording artiste has his or her own talent. At present, there are so many artistes out there who are very talented, but a large number of them did not have the opportunity to explore it. It’s so amazing that so many people are struggling for this small share and I think out of the thousands of artistes in Nigeria those that are actually making it are not more than 20, the list is very few and if you are not on that list, you are probably not making that much. It’s a struggle and also a major challenge that everybody wants to be on that list. And the race has become so tensed that if you are not one of them, people will not reckon with you.

My relationship with other artistes under the label
I agree with you that it is a male dominated record label, but I think it is about being getting used to them and doing things that were expected of a female artiste. As a man, you only need to dress in a simple manner, put on a T-shirt, nice jacket, brush your hair and you are good to go, but a lot of things are expected of a girl, she has to do her hair which might cost a lot of money, dress gorgeously and also do some other things which might be so expensive.

M.I and I
M.I is my mentor. He is an amazing guy and very protective. He has helped me in so many ways that I can’t even express them. He gives me the right advice and he really cares for me. Ice prince has also being really good and nice to me, we are friends and he gives me advice too. In fact, all personalities under the record label have really contributed to the upliftment of my career in on way or the other.

Why I describe myself as the first lady of Chocolate City
To me, the name ‘first lady’ actually means that I am the first female artiste in the record label and this has been a blessing for me. The endorsement is a plus for me .It is a great privilege to be part of the label and this has really given me an edge over my peers in the industry and has also given my life a turn around.

Description of self
I would describe myself as a cool chick; I am not a very loud person. When I meet people for the first time, they usually think that I am a shy and quiet person not knowing that I am just chilling and getting to know them, the moment I get to know them better, they will beg me to keep quiet.

Definition of style
My style is basically just whatever works for me. I crave clothes with sexy edges, nothing too revealing, but classic and sexy.

Choice of accessories
I like jewellery a lot. I really wear a lot of gold rather than silver because I think that gold looks good on me.
Favourite colour
I don’t think I have a favourite colour. Could that be possible? I go for whatever looks good, but I would go for black if I will be specific.

Favourite perfume
I like Gucci.

Favourite design
I’m not really a designer freak; I just wear whatever looks nice on me. Right now, I am working with Wisps Galantine, she is an upcoming fashion designer based in Lagos. She is really good and she makes fantastic designs for me.

Fashion items I cannot do without
My shades.

Fashion items I can’t be caught dead wearing
I can’t think of any at the moment. I love everything I put on.

Most expensive items in my wardrobe
That should be my shoes and shades.

Opinion on cosmetics surgery
It has to be very important before I can go for cosmetic surgery, so I feel people who go for cosmetic surgery have important reasons for doing so.

Take on provocative dressing
Everyone wants attention; you get that with the kind of dress you wear.

Special treat
I love hanging out at the beach a lot, that is my own way of giving myself a treat.

Nails and hair
I am not a fan of nail painting but I love to make a statement with my hair colour, so it must look attractive and exceptional always.

Keeping in shape
I work out a lot, I don’t just eat anything too; I go on fruit diet often.

Tattoo
I don’t have a tattoo, and I don’t see myself having one. It is not a necessity.

How I handle my male admirers
It has not been easy, I must confess; on several occasions, my phone had been flooded with all manners of messages but God has helped me with His divine wisdom to handle the situation in a polite manner.

My dream man
I desire a supportive man, tall and handsome.

Words to my fans
I want to appreciate everyone on the moving train and also welcome those who just joined the train. I respect you all because you have really contributed to my success story. I also wish you all compliment of the season. I love you all.

Splendid (Aboki Shine My shoe Crooner) returns with another monster single “Makossa”

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Even Awilo will feel this one!
From the stable of Luciano Recordz A.K.A @i_am_DonLuciano, @Splendidigwe returns with another banging monster tune “Makossa” after killing every club, party and shows with his last single “Aboki Shine My Shoe” remember him?
now he’s here with a new hit “Makossa” to me this one is not just Makossa, because of the lyrical content and the Naija felt producer (Coveh) mothered the beat
You need to check it out and tell us what you think
Click to download the song here: