Davido Sends Condolences To Olamide Over His Mum’s Demise.

Yesterday was really a sad day for the YBNL family and the music scene as YBNL boss, Olamide lost his mother. Yesterday also happened to be the birthday of his son. The rapper took to Instagram to pay tribute to his mum.

🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯 Orisa bi iya o si 💔💔💔💔💔

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Then Olamide’s friend and colleague, Davido reacted to the post by sending a condolence message to Olamide via Instastory.

See picture below.

Davido’s Condolence message to Olamide.

“I’m Still Not a Fan of Huge Weddings” – Banky W Responds To Critics

Banky W has been criticized for having an elaborate wedding even after saying he would rather have a private wedding.

Reacting to the criticisms, the artiste shared an Instagram post yesterday which he captioned, ” I have learnt to grow thick skin and almost always ignore the online chatter, but every once in a while, I feel the need to respond. So here are my 2 cents. 🙏🏽.”

 

See the Instagram post below:

 

 

 

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Banky W Launches a Campaign for His Upcoming Video Releases

Nigerian artiste, Banky W is gearing up to release 3 videos off his latest album “Songs About You” released last year. He has launched a campaign via his Instagram page to create awareness and give back to his fans.

 

He wrote:

 

“There are few things sweeter in life, than being able to say “New Phone, who dis?” Lol so I wanna give my fans that opportunity.
Here is how we will do it: With the release of my next 3 videos, I will drop a trailer first, and give you the chance to make your own clip to the song. It doesn’t need to be professionally shot, but it shld be creative/fun. You can sing, mime, dance, pose, stare, literally do whatever you like.. but I will pick my 3 favourite clips, and give out a Samsung S8, an A8 and a J7. You don’t have to be resident in Lagos, but you need someone in Lagos who can pick it up for you.

 

So up first: Here’s the trailer for “Love U Baby”… I co-produced this video with my fam at @newyorkfilmacademy and co-directed it with my film school teacher @jonnycarrots
Very excited to finally be able to share it with y’all. It drops on Friday. And that’s when we will announce the winners.

 

Make sure you use the #BankyWLoveUBaby tag, and make sure U are following @samsungmobileng and   @newyorkfimacademy if you wanna win.  And don’t worry, if you can’t get a clip in this week, I will do the same giveaway for my next 2 videos. Leggo. #newyearnewphone #newphonewhodis #BankyWLoveUBaby #anotherBankyWGiveaway.”

 

Here’s a snippet of  “Love You Baby” video:

 

 

Credit: @bankywellington/Instagram

 

You might want to download “Songs About You” album here.

Simi Steps out as Chief Bridesmaid at Her Mummy’s Wedding

Last saturday, Simi was the chief bridesmaid at a wedding where her mother exchanged nuptial vows with her now husband.

 

Pior to the event, Simi’s mum who is over 50 years old shared a testimony in December 2017, at the  Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos, where she told the congregation that she will be getting married.  The singer’s mum has been a single mum since Simi was 9 and this is her second wedding.

 

See photo’s below:

 

Credit: @symplysimi/Instagram

Olamide Responds to Critics on His Song ‘Science Student’

Olamide has responded to critics who believe his song ‘Science Student’ promotes and encourages the use of drugs and illicit substances.

 

Just recently, former Edo State gubernatorial aspirant Pedro Obaseki in a video that has gone viral accused the singer of eulogizing drug abuse in his latest song “Science Student.”

 

However, the singer has voiced out that his song is never intended to promote, but stop drug abuse.

 

Olamide wrote:

 

“Since the release of #ScienceStudent, the support has been massive. As you are all sharing, dancing, singing along to this relatable music of mine, I want you all to take some time to reflect on the subject, say no to drug abuse. Don’t abuse alcohol. stop mixing what you don’t know about. Live responsibly and drink responsibly. Don’t aspire the ‘highness state’ but a state of purpose fulfillment and passion discovery. Together let’s put an end to drug abuse and save as many lives as possible. The video will be out soon and I can’t wait for you all to see it.  #SayNoToDrugAbuse #DrinkResponsibly #ScienceStudent.”

 

Credit: @baddosneh/Instagram

Edo State Politician Pedro Obaseki – “Olamide’s ‘Science Student’ Should Be Banned.”

Former Edo State Governorship aspirant, Pedro Obaseki, has called for the ban of Olamide’s song, “Science Student.”

 

He claims the song encourages the abuse of drugs and other related substances by Nigerian youths. The politician made this call in a video that has since been trending online, with a lot of Nigerians reacting to the politician’s claim.

 

Recall that last year, NBC found Olamide’s “Wo,” and “Wavy Level” offensive. Again, last week, popular actress Lala Akindoju openly frowned at the way Nigerian musicians seem to be promoting and encouraging the use of hard drugs and substances in the name of music and dance. Although the actress made no mention of Olamide nor the song “Science Student” it was obvious she actually referred to the song.

 

Following major outcries on social media, “Science Student” might soon fizzle out of the airwaves.

 

See the video below:

 

Do you agree with Mr. Pedro? What is your opinion on this?

 

Credit: Nairaplus/VEVO

 

New Trend Shakushaku dance and beat by Mr Real legbegbe, Olamide and Reminisce join in.

There’s this new music trend that seems to be taking over Nigeria’s music scene at the moment. It’s the Shakushaku dance which came out of the song Legbegbe by a guy called realself Mr real. It goes something like … Oya fun won legbegbe , iPhone one legbegbe … and follows with a dance step that has  strong connotations with gangnam style by psy, albeit an African interpretation.

 

Apart from being a dance step, it’s also a unique beat which a few major artists have latched onto now. Olamide released his version of this new genre and titled it Science Student. Reminisce also created his own interpretation, titling it “problem”. It seems that this new genre is quite heavily rooted in Yoruba street rap as this forms a major part of the sequence. The beat is quite uptempo and doesn’t have much melody to it.

 

The movement has sparked off a series of online dance competitions with several people putting their own twists and nuances to the dance steps. There’s currently a top ten dance competition going on, sparked by Olamide’s Science student song.

 

The big question on my mind is will this trend propel the originator – realself Mr Real – into mainstream prominence, with more hits and followups or is this a one hit wonder that will soo n face away with the times? Already, Shakushaku is heavily associated with Olamide and his Science Student song and one only hopes the original song Legbegbe doesn’t get hijacked. Let me know what you think in the comments.

 


 
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Mayorkun is Set to Take the World by Surprise this 2018!

HKN signee, Mayorkun is ready to take the country and continent by surprise as he releases strikingly impressive promotional photos for his U.K tour.

The pop mega-mind lurched 2017 by dropping hits  back-to-back. He started off by dropping ‘Sade’, then went on to drop  the mega hit ‘Mama’ and his recent hit ‘Che Che’. The 24-year-old yearns to establish himself as a music maestro in the African music scene.

The singer has come a very long way since his “Eleko” debut single in 2016 and has gone on to further achieve a lot within a short time-frame whilst keeping his bar above his peers and contemporaries. Come February 2018, the ‘Che Che’ crooner is embarking on a U.K tour, while simultaneous putting the final touches on his Debut album which is slated to hit the stores later this year.

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Why Diamond Platnumz Beat 2face, Davido, Olamide and Wizkid to Win 2017 Soundcity MVP Best Male Artiste

During the just concluded Soundcity MVP awards, Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz took home the award for “Best Male” beating 2baba, Davido, Wizkid, Olamide, Shatta Wale, Runtown, Sarkodie and Navio.

Fans especially from Nigeria did not take it likely as their favorite artiste didn’t emerge the winner.

See some reactions below:

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Tweet Soundcity MVP award organizers recently released the voting result to clear the air.

why diamond platnumz won best male at 2017 souncity mvp award

Data don’t lie. Apparently other nominees’ fans were busy making noise on social media while Diamond’s fans cast their votes, allowing their actions to speak louder than their voices.

 

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Reekado Banks in a Contract Breach Mess

Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon aka Reekado Banks & his manager/brother, Solomon Temi Seth have been dragged to the police for not showing up at an event which he was paid to perform. According to LIB, the Mavin singer received 2 million naira as advance for a wedding performance which held in Benin City. His failure to perform, prompted the exasperated clients to bring the matter to the Police at Ogba Area Command, Lagos.

The report further claims that MC, Comedian and OAP, Uwa Idahosa demanded a refund, as he was the one who contracted Reekado Banks to perform at the wedding on behalf of the couple but the singer through his manager, Temi said they could only refund 800,000 saying they incurred logistics costs as well.
According to the report, Uwa Idahosa, Reekado Banks’ manager (Temi) and relatives of the couple are at the police station to demand a full refund. The case is currently being looked into by the police.

Davido’s “Fall” Producer Apologizes to Organizers of Soundcity MVP Awards and Fans over Abusive Comments

Nigerian music producer Kiddominant who is behind these 3 hit singles – Fall by Davido, Mama and Che Che by Mayorkun has tendered an apology to the organizers of Soundcity MVP Awards and his fans.

The producer had earlier taken to Twitter to rant and rave, after he lost the award for ‘producer of the year’ at the just concluded Soundcity MVP award, to YBNL’s Young John. Kiddominant criticized the organizers of the award and he questioned their integrity.

The producer has now apologized to the organizers of the award and his fans on the same platform he ranted.

He Tweeted:

“I, ‘Kiddominant’ would love to use this opportunity to offer my profound apologies to the organizers of the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival and To my Loyal Fans for my Angry Outbursts and the bad choice of words that I used against the MVP’s festival.

Those words does not reflect my true personality and I am deeply sorry and I hope and pray that my Fans and the entire management of Consolidated Media Associates, the organizers of the Soundcity MVP would accept my apologies. We live and we learn.

I want to congratulate all my fellow nominees and the winner of that category and also specially thank Soundcity MVP Awards for recognizing and celebrating our talent.We are all winners.

2018 is a year I started with so much positivity and it will remain so with zero negativity.

Once Again Congratulation to All the Winners at the Recently Concluded Soundcity MVP Awards and Blessing to Soundcity for Such a Great Platform and for organizing one of the Best Award Festival to be seen in Africa. Watch out for more bangers from me in 2018,God bless all my Fans.”