New reports have emerged after the two former partners were spotted being cordial at Ice Prince’s FOZ concert over the weekend. Dr. SID – who was also in the middle of the widely reported split was also present – with pictures of him with his arm around D’Banj as they shared a joke and laughed. Continue reading
Uzi – the fast rapper; features Banky W; the singing rapper – on “Don’t Be Lazy”.
Uzi has a style of delivery that can only compared to the likes of Twista and Busta Rhymes, Continue reading
Wande Coal, Don Jazzy, D’Prince & More Stars to Perform at the Big Brother Africa “The Chase” Opening Ceremony.
Sunday 26th of May 2013 is drawing nearer and Big Brother Africa – The Chase will soon be on. As they introduce us to 28 new housemates, the opening ceremony is going to be a huge smash with performances from Nigerian, Kenyan and South African acts taking the stage.
Last year, J. Cole headlined the opening ceremony. This year, Don Jazzy, D’ Prince and Wande Coal are set to take centre stage at the launch, joined by south African Mafikizolo and top notch Kenyan Rap queen, STL
With the live show screening from 19:00 CAT on AfricaMagic, AfricaMagic Entertainment, AfricaMagic World, DStv channel 197 and 198 as well as on the Big Brother Africa website.
Kashkamp EmP kicks of thier EP with TRADITION which features two of the BEST Nigerian promising duet acts , Yung6ix and p-fizzy who have collaborated on several viral hits. The track introduces, B-Raiz another Kashkamp act who has been going hard and recentlY released two singles of his yet to be released Ep which featured Yung6ix and P-fizzy on two different tracks . if you are a fan of real music then this should be easy to digest.
D’banj‘s Is Signing Durella After Failing To Sign Davido And Olamide.
D’banj‘s quest for dominance in the Nigerian music scene won’t stop now; he might have lost out on signing Olamide and Davido – but he has nicked another artiste, this time a familiar friend-foe.
The self-proclaimed ‘African Michael Jacskon‘, we’ve learnt has signed his friend-turned-foe-turned-friend Oluwadamilare Okulaja better known to the public as Durella.
The move might however not come as a surprise to everyone, considering that Banger Lee (that’s D’banj’s new nickname by the way) and the ‘King of the Zanga’ Durella recently settled their differences. Some weeks back, D’banj and his DB Records crew released a single ‘Ibadi e‘ off their compilation album (D’ King’s Men) which featured a verse from Durella.
Fans were very excited to see the pair had reunited after a very long and well publicized fall out between the pop acts.
We can still remember beef between Durella and D’banj started in late 2006 when the latter accused Banger Lee of jacking his style of singing. Apparently when D’banj and Don Jazzy returned to Nigeria in 2004, they met up with Durella and soon became friends. Sources tell us that D’banj and Durella were quite close and were spotted together in the studio several times.
‘I remember when Durella followed D’banj, Don Jazzy to Jahborne’s music factory studio when D’banj wanted to record ‘Tongolo’ remix’, a source recounts.
Of course D’banj had blown up and had released his second album ‘Rundown’ in 2007 when Durella signed with TC Records and finally launched his career. It didn’t take long for Durella to blow up too with hits like ‘In da Zanga’, ‘Wiskolowiska’ and ‘Shayo’ gaining massive appeal. He also won the MTV and Zain ‘Advance Warning’ reality show in 2008.
Then came the interviews; Durella clearly stated that D’banj had stolen his style. The media of course jumped on it, comparing both artistes. Truthfully, they did sound very similar. And it seemed like D’banj was aware as he switched up the flow on the 2008 Nigerian Pop classic album ‘The Entertainer’. Their fight sort of fizzled out though as Durella later backed off. ‘D’banj is my man, aaah, I like his mo gbono feli feli jam’, Durella told Onome ‘BigTyme’ Oyaide in an interview on urban radio station Rhythm FM 93.7 in late 2008.
We are told that D’banj and DB Records bought out Durella’s contract from his present record labelIKONIC Music where the Pop act’s career has been in limbo since he signed in mid-2011 after ending his three-year contract with TC Records. His upcoming album ‘Back/Better/Bada’ has been pushed back one too many times
‘Durella has signed with D’banj, he (D’banj) bought out the contract, that’s what I can tell you’, a source in Durella’s camp tells us.
Mikel Obi’s MMM RECORDS Release their first official music video “MMM GANG ANTHEM” (BUNKA). The team which is led by Mikel’s younger brother Edgar Obi presently have 4 Artistes on the label; Charass, No2, Mr Jay and Kido. Singles from Charass and Mr Jay are set hit the airwaves in a few weeks.
One of the Duo owners of Kennis Music Records has just announced the release of fresh new videos from their artists,Jaywon,Minjin and the late Goldie.And they are, “Coupe DeCale” by Minjin featuring Iyanya.
According to UK’s “The Guardian” newspaper, Nigeria is the second highest in the world, second ONLY to France!
At all the celebrity parties in Lagos, they always have champagne. And it has to be the finest, because these are the things that are important symbols here” says Genevieve magazine editor.
At every elite event, the champagne has to be flowing, and how much champagne there is at your party determines whether you are bigger than the next celebrity.
Sales of fizz in Nigeria hit $50m+ each year and IS rising! Nigerians spent 8billion naira on champagne alone in 2011!
We are even ahead of rapid growth nations Brazil and China, and established markets such as the US and Australia.
And the worrying part is it doesn’t even end here.
Nigerians’ love of big spending has attracted growing attention in recent months. Last year figures revealed that Nigerian tourists in the UK are the fourth biggest foreign spenders, ringing up an average £500 (N115,000) in each shop where they make purchases – four times what the average UK shopper spends.
WARNING: This story contains a graphic picture. Reader’s discretion is advised.
Dr. Chimezie Osigwe, 64, is a retired school principal of Awa Community Secondary School, Ejemekwuru in Oguta local government area of Imo State. He not only allegedly killed his mother, he was said to have also dried her remains and stored them in a cupboard in a room that allegedly served as his shrine!
The 78-year old mother, Mrs. Lucy Osigwe, reportedly went missing sometime in 2003, some 10 years ago! There was no clue whatsoever about her where-abouts.
Dr. Osigwe lived in a dilapidated house. He had no fleet of cars and estates. Some members of his Ejemekwuru community said he was a recluse. Nobody understood his ways. Everything surrounding him suggested abject poverty!
Two stories were told about how the remains of his allegedly missing mother were found. One of the stories had it that a relation of the man was not particularly happy that Osigwe was reluctant to settle his indebtedness to him and decided to search his house to help himself with whatever he could lay his hands on.
But instead of finding cash, the young boy allegedly stumbled on the old woman’s remains and narrated the story to other relations who then mobilized and stormed Osigwe’s shrine where the boy’s story was allegedly confirmed.
The other story had it that some youths from feelers from the late woman’s maternal home, Amakohia, Awa, also in Oguta local council area, showed that they made the startling discovery.
A villager, who spoke to Sunday Vanguard, said that following the inexplicable disappearance of the old woman, some villagers decided to double check the stories told by Osigwe.
“On getting to Ejemekwuru, our people demanded to know why the woman had remained missing for 10 years. the son told the villagers that his mother was mad at a point and ran away to an unknown place”, the villager recounted.
Not satisfied with the response, as well as the non-chalant attitude allegedly exhibited by the son, the villagers, according to the villager, went berserk, destroying things in sight and ended up spotting the large cupboard containing the remains of their loved one.
“With this startling discovery, the villagers quickly lodged a complaint with the police who subsequently swung into action”, he
Confirming the discovery of the woman’s body, Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Katsina, said it was found in a large cupboard inside the shrine located in the suspect’s private room.
“The missing woman’s lifeless body was found in a village called Ezuru Umuagwu, Ejemekwuru, Oguta local government area of Imo State”, the CP said.
“The corpse of the 78-year-old Mrs. Osigweh, declared missing in 2003, was found in a large cupboard inside the shrine in a private room in a circumstance depicting ritual practice. “The embalmed body, which was kept in that condition for about 10 years, was alleged to have been placed in the warehouse by her son, Chief Dr. Chimezie Osigweh, a 64-year old retired school principal”.
The Imo police boss alleged that the suspect was a member of a sect, adding that “preliminary assessment of the scene of crime revealed that the late woman could have been murdered for ritual purpose”.
Katsina also alleged that members of a sect used to hold secret nocturnal meetings in the place to enhance their occultic powers.
“The principal suspect, Chief Dr. Chimezie Osigwe, who is the son of the woman, has been arrested and is making useful statement to the police”, the CP said.
The suspect refused to disclose why he treated his mother disrespectfully for ten years. He rather pleaded that he should not be forced to say anything for fear of being attacked by his enemies.
“Do you know that I have escaped three assassination attempts? Please, I will not say anything because my enemies are all over the place so that they will not use it to attack me”, Osigwe told journalists.
Irked by the adverse image created by criminal stories from Imo State in recent times, royal fathers from the state rose from an emergency meeting in Owerri, condemning the factory baby saga and Osigwe for allegedly killing his mother for ritual purposes.
The traditional fathers also ordered the banishing of the alleged perpetrators from their ancestral homes. Rolling out the decisions of the royal fathers at the secretariat of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, the Chairman, Eze Sam Agunwa Ohiri, explained that they took the decision in view of the shame the two incidents brought to the state and its people.