Nigeria’s multiple award DJ, Sodamola Oluseye Desmond, popularly known as DJ Spinall a.k.a The CAP drops his first official album ‘My Story’. The Album features lots of A list acts including M.I, Byno, 2face Idibia, Wande Coal, Niniola, Reminisce, Sojay, Kimz, Olamide, Timaya, Mafikizolo, Ice Prince, Rayce, Tekno, Burna Boy, Calibird, Mikky, Yemi Alade, Sean Tizzle Pheelz and Ojokoro Mass Choir.
With the release of the album DJ Spinall is puttting together a celebrating album party which will hold on November 14th at an undisclosed venue, strictly by invitation and sponsored by Smirnoff.
One of Nigera’s finest R&B superstar, Darey Art Alade has released his 5th studio album titled Naked.
Darey wrote on Instagram ‘Are you ready for it? Been a long time coming. The album Drops at 12noon today October 13th#NakedTuesday. I want to use this opportunity to specially thank @oscarackah who produced 11 tracks on the album @symplysimi and @adekunlegold who worked with me on the project, @baddosneh @asa_music @sowetogospel for lending their talent,@cobhamsasuquo @vtekdawesome@omolaramusic and @olaitandada for the hard work! My cousin @tybello for the photo shoots, @yetundebabaeko for the lovely photo used on the cover and my boss @kelechiamadiobi the maestro photographer who made me #Naked! @olabodeskill for the graphics and finally the @livespotent team for the tireless efforts! All my friends and media supporters for the love. Guys, I present to you my 5th album #Naked’
The album cover is a naked woman in silhouette shot by Yetunde Babaeko.
The Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2015 attracted over 200 entries from 21 countries, across 3 continents. We can now announce that MyMusic.com.ng has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Cape Town Awards final on November 16th.
The Awards are supported by Mobile Monday South Africa, Uber and AppsWorld and celebrate the enormous growth in mobile, technology and entrepreneurship in Africa. The broad range and quality of entries from across Africa and beyond made the judging very difficult and we count ourselves lucky to be selected as members of this elite group.
Piracy is not much of people being unwilling to pay, but more about the immediacy and ease I believe.
The word piracy has a lot of definitions, ranging from the unauthorized use, copying or reproduction of another’s work to the distribution of copies of music for which the composer, recording artist, or copyright holding record company did not give consent.
Piracy is everywhere, the United Kingdom, United States of America, Spain, Nigeria, and many other countries. Though the degree of the menace varies in different countries.
Cara Cusumano, director of Tribeca Film Festival, in April 2014 said: Piracy is not about people being unwilling to pay for content but more about the immediacy and ease associated with pirate channels.
As much as many people want to buy songs or albums, there are many factors that hinder or make people rather download from pirate sites, which include:
Pricing: UNWILLINGNESS or INABILITY to pay the price requested by the legit seller, also the varying exchange rates (foreign legit sellers)
Unavailability: Poor distribution network or a situation where there is no legit seller
User Experience: Pirate sites are quite easier to use compared to Legit sites which makes it easier for people to download on pirate sites
Funny enough, the avergage Nigerian artist has come to see the piracy as the standard ideal scenario for distribution now as most now give their songs out for free to these channels. I infact doubt that many of them are interested in exploring possibilities in selling their recorded work. Below are a few factors we have seen that have fuelled this anomaly.
Piracy helps in content circulation.
Illegal copies of good content can play some sort of sampling role, by attracting consumers and driving them to possibly purchase a legitimate copy later.
Illegal digital content can boosts offline revenue channels e.g shows and events.
It is cheap or free
The menace of piracy has affected the Economy, Industry and also The Artistes negatively in one way or the other.
Little reward for labour
Limit the incomes to shows and endorsements (this helps established acts more and gives little or no space to up and coming acts)
Industry: It is no doubt that piracy has caused a significant harm to the ”upstream” suppliers and “downstream” purchasers
It has stagnated the music industry from rapid financial growth
A report by Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in August 2008, estimated the total amount loss of the content industries (Music, Software, Video) within the nation to be well over 100,000,000,000 in Naira. This is a great loss no doubt
Tax revenues is being lost
Not investor friendly
Piracy is a crime against creativity, which must be brought to an end or reduced to the very minimal urgently.
Though the fight against piracy might not be won totally, certain steps can be taken to reduce the menace.
Government should be involved in the fight against piracy
Legislations should be made
Internet laws should be passed
People should be educated on the need to buy rather than steal
Organizations such as COSON and NCC should take a bold step
Pirate Sites should be brought down or tasked to pay tax to the government as well as pay royalties to artists
Pirates should be arrested for criminal offences
Easy and legitimate alternatives should be created.
Where does MyMusic.com.ng come in?
MyMusic.com.ng is a music distribution company that;
Provides a legitimate alternative
Song and albums are affordable (you get to pay just 30 Naira for a track and 150 Naira for an album, compared to other legit sites).
Fantastic user experience (you get to download tracks in just 2 clicks, and get to pay with your mobile phone credit)
Availability of the song(s) or album(s). Knowing that most people want song(s) or album(s) on their phone immediately it is being released, MyMusic.com.ng has contracts with record labels, which make their songs and albums readily available for download.
Nigeria, with the population of over 150,000,000 has many music types, music creators, music producers, music legends, music writers e.t.c with each unique style and type. Though Nigerian different artists tailor their music to a specific audience,the various types of music can be attributed to the various ethnic groups in the country, each with their own unique technique, instruments and songs.
Music is an art of sound in time that expresses different types of ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythms, melody, harmony and instruments, Music has also been known to provide comfort to people in distress, as well as providing some form of entertainment.
Apart from the normal Gospel, Raggae and HipHop, Nigerian music has other types of genres which include; Highlife, Afrobeat, Afropop, AfroJuju, Yo-Pop, Akpala, Juju, Fuji,waka and the recently added Nigerian music genre ‘FujinBlues’. Each types of genres of music has its own unique types of instruments, Slit drums, Zither, Iyalu, gudugudu, Goje, Gangan e.t.c are mostly used for indigenous types of music in Nigeria.
Though the Nigerian music scene is changing, the type of music being done by this Nigerian generation is more of Afropop unlike back in the days where the Nigerian Music Industry was dominated by various types of Highlife gurus like Chief Osita Osadebe, Cardinal Rex Lawson, Sir Victor Olaiya, e.t.c to Juju music legends ranging from King Sunny Ade K.S.A, I.K dairo and Sir Shina Peters. Also not forgetting the Afrobeat Legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick. Lest we forget the Akpala type of music, a musical genre, originally derived from the Yoruba People of Nigeria. It is a Nigerian percussion-based style music that developed in the late 1930s.
As Nigeria is the economic giant of Africa, it can be said with all boldness that Nigeria is the entertainment giant, with the Nigerian Music Industry raking in billions of Naira yearly, and the artists, music producers, directors of music videos and other types of music stakeholders are winning several awards and gaining recognition in Nigeria, Africa, America, United Kingdom and so on.
Lest we forget, you can download all Nigerian Music ranging from the 60s to this present moment 2015, Click http://mymusic.com.ng/ .
Controversial rapper Vic O is sure not letting the fact that he was not nominated in the 2015 Headies get to him.
After the ‘Headies’ rant, Vic O just released his new promo photos, shot on Ikoyi-Lekki link Bridge as well as in the Studio. The photos were shot by Namong Blackie and styled by Mankave Clothing and Shop Dac
After dropping hit songs like ‘Jowo’, ‘Suru’ and ‘Time of our lives’, one of Nigeria’s finest composer, songwriter and perfomer Ebisan drops new jam ‘The Nigerians’ to celebrate Nigeria and Nigerians.
When asked what she plans to achieve with this single, she said ‘I want us to remember how awesome we are as a people whenever we listen to the song. I wrote ‘THE NIGERIANS’ to remind fellow Nigerians that there is nothing we cannot overcome because we are bold, fearless people. I want people to be proud of their roots whenever they listen to the song. To remember that they are Nigerians first! So that whether you are in heavy traffic in Lagos, selling on the streets of Benin, mining in Nasarawa, or cooking white soup in Calabar; a smile will cross your face as soon as this song comes up’.