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  • Is there trouble between Peter and Paul Okoye again ? By belladella, 2017-09-19

    While Peter was trying to downplay that there was a rift, his twin brother, Paul who just recently welcomed the birth of his twins with wife, Anita, took to his Instagram page on September 17, 2017, to issue a subliminal warning.

    He wrote, "Back to naija    don't take my silence for granted.... only a woman can come where brothers are working in peace and destroy it      #youknowyourself .... try me this time .... I swear Nyash go open   you will know that blood is thicker and stronger than juju..."

     

    This might have a lot to do with the birth of Paul's twins, as he also made reference to them in his message on Instagram

    " Since the announcement of the arrival of these two....i swear some people have been restless, they cant even sleep, they are not at peace #jelousy #envy....i swear if na plot of land some pple go don buy 10 plots lol.... all these distractions cant stop God's blessings.... #doubledouble #somethingisfishing"

    This won't be the first time that the Okoye brothers will be involved in a rift among themselves as it was first reported in 2014 of their rumoured split.

    In 2016 it took a very different turn when the brothers engaged in a public row over the restructuring of the business, with Peter Okoye leading the charge for change. Jude Okoye was fired in between, and Paul Okoye has shown his loyalty, even to a fault by sticking with Jude.

    That rift came to an end as the brothers were later in 2016, seen performing together in Holland.

    Are we to see the Okoye brothers beefing once again in 2017? Pulse will keep you updated.

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    Jesse Jagz Drops the 'Odysseus' Album By belladella, 2017-09-08

    Who would have ever thought that Jesse Jagz would ignore all the African gods and name his album 'Odysseus', as it turns out 'odysseus' is lifted from greek mythology and according to greekmythology.com

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    Odysseus was a legendary hero in Greek mythology, king of the island of Ithaca and the main protagonist of Homer's epic, the Odyssey. He was also a prominent character in the other surviving Homeric epic, the Iliad. He was the son of Laertes and Anticlea, and is well known as an eloquent speaker, ingenious and cunning.

    Before the Trojan War started, Odysseus was one of the suitors that wanted to marry Helen, step-daughter of king Tyndareus of Sparta. 

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    Hope you guys enjoy the Album and watch out for a full review soon.

    More songs from Odysseus

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    'Excellency EP' By Pupayannis By solomon, 2017-01-30

    Reggae sensation Pupayannis has dropped an 8 tracks EP tattled " Excellency " from his forthcoming album Special Mission . According to Pupayannis , he said he released the EP due to high demand from fans and friends, so he decided to come up with this 8 track EP.

    Pupayannis is also working on the video for ‘Change’ which is a piano based song where he sings about the state of the Nation and how things could get better in Nigeria. He also revealed that the album features a host of  A list entertainers and only mentioned  Eedris Abdulkareem .

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    Watch this space for more updates.

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  • VIDEO PREMIER SO BEAUTIFUL TIMI DAKOLO  PLUS OVATION RED CAROL THEME SONG WITH ICE PRINCE, WIZKID, .. By YZ23, 2011-12-16

    Performed by Various Nigerian Artists like Ice Prince. WizKid, Waje, Eva, Sir Shina Peters, Yemi Alade, YQ, Ice Prince, DIPP, Tee Mac, Zaina and too many stars to count. The song was produced by OJB Jezerel, video produced and directed by Iykeman-Urban Touch Entertainment, video co-produced by Tobi Sunny-Daniel-State Of Mind Entertainment. Executive producer-Chief Dele Momodu-Ovation International. With the whole list of crew and artist, you must be conviced that it is mind blowing. Especially with the different styles of music by the featured artist. watch video below.

    [color=orange]OVATION RED CAROL THEME SONG[/color]



    Timi Dakolo released his debut album “Beautiful Noise” earlier this year. One of the singles from the album is this track titled “So Beautiful” which features Elvis Larri.

    [color=orange]TIMI DAKOLO's - SO BEAUTIFUL [/color]

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    JUDE ENGEES OKOYE DONATES (N1 MILLION) By YZ23, 2012-08-01

    Jude Engees Okoye a seasoned music video director and the brother to the twins PSquare was moved by the sad ordeal of a brain tumor patient and gave out a million naira (N 1 000 000) to help fund his operation. The patient Ibezim Osemeke was diagnosed four months ago. According to Linda Ikeji (blogger), Ibezim needs a total of Three Million Seven hundred (N 3.7 m ) for a successful operation in India. With Jude Engees’ contribution the young man should be close to getting the desired medical attention.

    Jude, along with his siblings and family members, will lay to rest the remains of their mother Josephine Okoye on Thursday, August 2, 2012, in Ifite Dunu, Awka, Anambra.

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    THE STAGE  AND BACK STAGE -  CHANNEL O MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS By YZ23, 2011-11-17

    As reported earlier the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.It was a delightful one with the Likes of Darey, Ice Prince amongst others went home with Awards well deserved. The award also withnessed great talents like Flavour N'abania, Naeto C, Samini, Lira, Banky W and many More who all thrilled fans with different styles of appealing performances. The event also included a rap battle.

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    The big question still remains “Where was D’banj?“, in case you missed it, the Nigerian megastar was honoured at the event with a Special Recognition Award which has been received by artist like K'NAAN. In addition, he was nominated for several other awards and won the Most Gifted Male Video award for his “Mr Endowed (Remix)” video.

    [color=orange]According to the “gist”, D’banj arrived at the airport to head for South Africa for the awards and was surprised when he found out an economy class ticket had been booked for him so he refused to fly. Well, Channel O has spoken and their account of events is different.[/color]

    Below is the official word from Channel O.
    "Channel O can confirm that Nigerian artist and Special Recognition winner D’Banj was booked to fly to this year’s awards in Business Class as are all winners in this category. Unfortunately, as a result of him missing two scheduled flights, it was no longer possible to accommodate him in Business Class and he was therefore unable to attend the event."

    Whatever the case, we missed D’banj at the event! Hope he can make it next year.

    Check out photos here
    For more on the Channel O awards, visit http://channelo.dstv.com/

    SEE BACKSTAGE VIDEOS BELOW

    [color=orange]ICE PRINCE[/color]

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    [color=orange]WINDECK DANCES[/color]

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    [color=orange]LIRA[/color]

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    NEW VIDEO: SEVEN DAYS - M.I By YZ23, 2012-03-23

    Check out the new video by ace rapper M.I Abaga, "Seven Days", produced by Clarence Peters. Enjoy...

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    NAETO C AND NICOLE CHIKWE ARE NOW PROUD PARENTS By YZ23, 2013-03-26

    Naeto and Nicole Chikwe are now proud parents of a baby boy. The couple just welcomed a son who was given birth to in a hospital in Washington DC, USA on the 25th of march 2013 in the afternoon US time. Mother and son are said to be doing great. Big big congrats to the Chikwe's

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    MEET A GREAT MUSICAL ATTRACTION: WAJE By YZ23, 2011-10-13

    Multiple winning and nominated Artist Waje releases a new single titled "Na The Way", featuring One of Nigeria's Finest J.Martins, who also produced it. This Prepares THE WAY FOR HER FORT COMING ALBUM Words Aren't Just Enough (W.A.J.E). Listen and Download Na The Way Here


    [color=white]Read Glimpse Of an Interviews to catch up with Waje[/color]

    Nigeria's Waje, a.k.a. Ituwaje Iruobe, has hit out at the messages in popular songs.
    She criticised musicians who sing about parties and smoking marijuana, saying: "You know when you sing and talk about ganja and all that, there is nothing wrong but my only concern is what will happen 10 years from now when you have kids and they say my dad used to play a sing and he played that song ganja."

    [color=orange]She revealed her hit collaboration with P-Square happened by chance.[/color]
    "I met P- Square in Enugu where I went for a show and after my performance; they appreciated my voice and came to meet me to tell me I could sing. Then I heard one of their songs 'Omoge Mi' and I wanted to do a remake of the song, so I did 'Bobo Mi' and sent it to them, which they put on their 'Bizzy bodi' remix album."
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    Interview As Seen On : AFRIKTAINMENT[/color]

    [color=white]Afrik: [/color]Yes o madam, so kindly give us a little biography of you

    [color=orange]Waje:[/color] Waje, born in akure,raised in benin. From a family of 7including pops and mum. I schooled in word of faith and that was were I got all d training musically, Cos I was in the choir. Then went to study social work in UNN.

    Afrik:[color=white][/color] Hmmm, intrestin. Now let's face the music in you. How did it all started (professionally)

    [color=orange]Waje:[/color] It all started when I met the CEO of dome records uncle Chris madubuko,he basically convinced me that it was a calling and so my journey began,started hooking me with gigs and made start getting comfortable with the studio, After introducing me to Psquare courtesy of a gig he got me to perform in. I decided to take it seriously.??And here I am

    Afrik:[color=white][/color] Here you are (the unbeatable WAJE)hmm, let's open some old stories. About the track Do Me, did I see you in the video?

    [color=orange]Waje:[/color] Check again and u tell me!??Lmao, No I wasn't in d video

    Afrik:[color=white][/color] ??So why was that

    [color=orange]Waje:[/color] Well, Couldn't make it at the time

    Afrik:[color=white][/color] Hmm, intresting. Following your developments recently, your hit Wait For A Minute, how true is that (was it a true confession or just music)

    [color=orange]Waje:[/color] I think I love the mystery of pple wondering if it was a true confession or me just singing,so I will say just listen nd u will know hahahhaha

    Afrik:[color=white][/color] Ha Waje, kk, so back to the most recent one with Mr. Incredible (hmmmmm), everywhere in naija entertainment industry is Waje n MI, na true say una dey love eachother?

    [color=orange]Waje:[/color] In the movie,oh yeah! Hahhaahhahaha, Outside the movie,we re buddies.

    Afrik:[color=white][/color] Ok tell me (I promise not to tell any1), if MI walks up to you and say, Waje, I love you, can I be your guy, what would be you action (serious note)

    [color=orange]Waje:[/color] (waje mute for a while) I will be like dude its me oh! Waje ur sister from another mother except off cos 1billion is involved

    Afrik:[color=white][/color] We had you are preparing for your video shoot, how soon should we expect it and what track are you shooting

    [color=orange]Waje:[/color] ??February by the grace of God

    [color=white]Afrik:[/color] Less I forget, you and Omawumi, what's the connection cos we noticed you guys are so so close

    [color=orange]Waje:[/color] We re friends

    [color=white]Afrik:[/color] So what should you fans both in 9ja and away be expecting from the great Waje 2011

    [color=orange]Waje:[/color] Music from my own perspective of life and its issues and blessing. I will try my best to be me cos I guess that's why they love me and for that I say Thanks

    [color=white]Afrik:[/color] Let's not take too much of your time so you can get set for you upcoming video. We like to thank you plenti plenti for your time, and wish you 10million blessings 2011

    [color=orange]Waje:[/color]
    10trillion blessings and rite back at u sweetie,thanks a zillion.





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  • SARKODIE NOMINATED FOR MOBO AWARDS 2017 ‘BEST AFRICAN ACT’ By belladella, 2017-10-21
    This marks Sarkodie’s second nomination at the renowned MOBO Awards, following his nomination in the ‘Best African Act’ category in 2012, the same year he won the prestigious BET Award for ‘Best International Act’. Alongside the just announced MOBO Award nomination, Sarkodie has also been nominated for ‘Best Artist In West Africa’ in the 2017 All Africa Music Awards, after winning the ‘Best Rap Act’ award at the just concluded AFRIMMA 2017 in New York.

     

    News of Sarkodie’s MOBO Award nomination, where he will be vying for the ‘Best African Act’ crown alongside Davido, Wizkid, Tekno and Mr. Eazi, to mention a few, also comes on the back of a sold-out European tour in September, and the announcement that the next official single from his Highest album, will be none other than fan-favourite ‘Ur Waist’ featuring Flavour, the video for which, has already racked over 600,000 views on YouTube.

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    Tiwa Savage’s offers romantic diabetes on “Sugarcane” EP By belladella, 2017-10-05

    6 songs, with a running time that just pushes just into the 20-minute mark, Tiwa packs this EP with expressions of love. It reads out like a local love letter shared between a hopelessly romantic Juliet to her Romeo. “Na because of you wey I get goosebumps…This one na Julie Julie and Romeo, Original ogbongolo bo bo oh (bo bo bo bo bo bo),” She explains on ‘All over’, a record which has become popular, powered by its passionate theme.

    A kind of urban pop-iness runs deep through the EP, and the ‘Pon Pon’ softness of ‘Ma lo’ even features superstar Wizkid. The mid-tempo vibe is cut through by unmitigated title banger ‘Sugarcane,’ but this EP is definitely the project for the mushy times. Get ready to embrace love.

    Rating: 3.5/5

    Ratings

    1-Dull
    2-Boring
    2.5-Average
    3-Worth Checking Out
    3.5-Hot
    4-Smoking Hot
    4.5-Amazing
    5-Perfection

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    “We can’t talk about Biafra with our music because it is illegal,” Eastern Musicians By belladella, 2017-10-05

    To find out why this is so, I have called endless list of musicians who are from the East, both popular and rising ones to share with the public the reason why they have never publicly confronted the topic. None has declared their support or openly criticised the group. If your entire consumption of social media, is from musicians then you would tend to believe that this isn’t one of the most controversial and trending topics in the country.

    It’s almost like our musicians don’t exist in Nigeria, neither do they follow the news or social media outlets. Not one tweet, one Instagram clip, one share of anything related, or anything else has elicited a reaction from them, and this has created a gap, one that feeds neither part of the conversation about the desires of a people for self-actualization.

    Almost every musician who I called to comment on the Biafran situation refused to talk to me. The most recurrent official response was “No comment.” And then a couple of artists were, “Omo, you want make I enter trouble’.

    During the civil war in 1967, everybody was affected. All Eastern musicians who generally were dominating the music scene in the country with Highlife were affected. Although there are no records of them contributing to the war effort, they were affected.

    After the civil war in the 1960s, Igbo musicians were forced out of Lagos and returned to their homeland. The result was that highlife ceased to be a major part of mainstream Nigerian music, and was thought of as being something purely associated with the Igbos of the east.

    “I think none of us wants to be associated with something that might affect our possibility to achieve success,” a young rapper told me under the strict plea for anonymity. “Nobody would like to have their chance at personal success hindered by fighting for a cause that might not be successful.”

    “Let’s face it, nobody is sure that we will get the Biafra that our fathers fought for, and our youths are struggling to achieve.”

    Another artist, who also pled anonymity said although he is led in his heart to pursue the cause due to what it stands for, the fact that it is now illegal means he might lose a lot. “I don’t want to be picked up and locked up for the cause. My family will run mad,” he explained soberly on the phone.

    These were the only two people who could speak to me about it. Some others simply begged that I don’t even mention their name in this story because whether they comment or not, it would have an effect on their personal lives.

    The whereabouts of the Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB is uncertain at the moment. And so is the future of the group. There are conflicting opinions on his disappearance, with sources claiming that he either fled back to the UK or got arrested by the Nigerian army. No one truly knows.

    I ask another Highlife artist if he would sing a song about him, or praise his efforts at rally Igbo youths to a cause. His answer was speculative and conditional.

    “If he is alive and one day Biafra becomes real, I will be the first to record a song for him. But for now, there is no way I will do it. I don’t anybody to pick me up.”

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    Afrobeat singer questions Eedris Abdulkareem's role model status By belladella, 2017-10-05

    "I have seen different videos of him talking about different artistes that are young enough to be his kids.

    "I would have thought that if he was such a role model, there were better ways he could pass his message across but I have nothing against him. I have nothing more to say about him. I feel people just have different ways of expressing themselves."

    Eedris Abdulkareem has always had a reputation of being belligerent thanks to a 2004 altercation with American rapper 50 Cent. A brawl was set in motion when he attempted to occupy a seat reserved for the world star.

    The latter's bodyguards however prevented him for doing so which resulted in a fight that caused 50 to cancel the remainder of his performance. History remembers this as the beginning of a decline in Abdulkareem's career.

    Three years after, the singer renders an apology to the rapper at the KORA Awards held in Abuja. Hatchets were buried but Abdulkareem's career stayed dead.

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    Afrobeat is Naija's main music contribution to global music By belladella, 2017-10-05

    His work in the genre has made him one of the most influential musicians of the world.  His albums The ’69 Los Angeles Sessions, Best of the Black President, Expensive Shit, Live!, Zombie and The Underground Spiritual Game remaining popular.

    2017 marks 20 years since the death of Fela, and his music has spread across the world. Fela’s genre has become engrained into world music traditions, birthing movements and inspiring thousands of records. Away from his sons Femi and Seun Kuti who have furthered Afrobeat, outside Nigeria, the genre has taken root. Bands such as Antibalas, Tony Allen, London Afrobeat collective, and many others have performed the genre in various continents.

    Elements of Afrobeat have been passed down, stripped and utilised to create new records. In Fela’s home country, Nigeria, a new generation of artists have tapped into his music to create hit records. Artists such as Wizkid, Davido, Tekno, Runtown, Mr Eazi and more are pushing for international recognition.

    It is this root that has made Western media coin the controversial term Afrobeats, - Adding an ‘s’ – to classify African pop sounds.

    “I think the fact is a new population of the world are calling our new strain of pop music coming out of Nigeria Afrobeats. We have chosen to interpret that in a positive way, while acknowledging very clearly and repeatedly the difference between ‘Afrobeat’ and ‘Afrobeats’,”   says Sam Onyemelekwue, Managing Director, Trace Nigeria.

    “And the fact that the world is now calling Wizkid, and others Afrobeats. We will continue to highlight that difference. What we don’t want is for the young movement of music to lose the power of what Afrobeats is, what people make that connection to. So we don’t mind the term. We are yet to get Yeni onboard because she said Baba (Fela) is still knocking her head for the mistake,”   he said.

    Varied and strong as the current Afrobeat scene is, no performers so far are going to take the style away from Fela Kuti.

    Fela’s influence stretches beyond Africa into distant lands. And artists from all over the world continue to draw inspiration from him. The latest is   Wyclef Jean   who released a new song titled ‘Fela Kuti’.

    Global superstar and famed Hip hop artist, Wyclef is working on a new album titled “Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee.” The project which will be released under the label, Heads Music is due to hit the market on September 15, 2017.

    The 12-track project will be Jean’s eighth studio album since releasing his debut album “The Carnival” in 1997.

    To lead the album though is track drawn straight from Fela’s breast, and named after the legend. The track, ‘Fela Kuti’ samples  “Eko Ile.”   It was produced by Supah Mario, who also worked on Young Thug’s ‘Wyclef Jean’ single, housed on his 2016 “Jeffery” album.

    Fela’s vocals, the gongs and horns come on, reworked with a rattling emphatic drum creating an immersive yet muscular groove, upon which Wyclef delivers his story about a lady who is on an adventure in Hollywood and wants to have fun. He tells her:   “The voodoo is workin' on me, Dance like Fela Kuti, Mama say ma coosa Energy”

    “I decided to name it    Fela Kuti  because, for me, I feel like we be thinking of [Bob] Marley, we give a lot of people from our past props, so when the kids hear Fela Kuti, I really want them to Google it,” Wyclef tells XXL.

    “Fela Kuti studied jazz in England. Wyclef studied jazz at Vailsburg High School. Fela Kuti then went back to his country and tried to help his country by running for president. Wyclef, you know, did the same thing.

    Then, Fela, through all his obstacles and all that, his music is what pillared him right back to the top. He understood the strongest way to help politically was to make sure the music was bangin.’

    So for me, the same way kids can have songs called ‘Wyclef Jean’ who are influenced by me, I want kids to know who Fela is and what he means.”

    Beyonce have recorded a full-length album based on the Nigerian’s material. Her recent African-themed baby shower also had Fela’s music as part of its soundtrack.

    Wyclef isn’t the only popular international artist to get inspired by Fela.   “We did a whole Fela album that didn’t go up,”   Producer The-Dream wrote, in an entry for Beyoncé song End of Time on lyric annotation site Genius.   “It was right before we did [album] “4.” We did a whole different sounding thing – about 20 songs. She said she wanted to do something that sounds like Fela.”

    2017 marks 20 years since his death from AIDS in 1997. And as the years go by, Fela’s music continues to inspire across the world.

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    D'banj was stupid to leave Don Jazzy' veteran rapper says By belladella, 2017-09-22

    "You must be a stupid man. You are a fool. Number one you sound like Ghanaians. That's why you are accepted, that's why you are not original but because its African music that's why you are accepted. Who are you to say a thing like that? That's pride" said Eedris Abdulkareem.

    Eedris Abdulkareem referenced Davido in his diss to Mr Eazi and berated the HKN singer for dissing Dele Momodu on a couple of songs in 2016. The veteran rapper aired Mr Eazi and Davido for lacking respect for their elders. 

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