Senator Adeleke is a good dancer and does not hesitate to show his prowess whenever opportunity presents itself. He could give video vixen a run for her money. The Adeleke family knows how to entertain. David Adeleke known as Davido is a top entertainer in Nigeria. It runs in the family and the senator is not an exception. His son is B Red and a cousin to Davido. B Red is also an entertainer.
The Senator showed his dancing skills again at a church service in Atlanta, USA.
The Nigeria music scene has been thrown into a mourning mood when an upcoming, budding, bubbling and full of energy youngster died recently. He’s relatively unknown in Lagos, the city of entertainment. A rising star he was, he could have been a sensation if he was not cut short in the journeys of life.
The 14 years old Kano based young rapper whose real name is Ameer Hassan popularly known as Lil Ameer died after a car accident yesterday 14th of September. He was immediately rushed to the hospital after the fatal accident but later died. Ameer Hassan started his singing career at the age of 9 with his songs topping charts on radio stations in Kano. He was born 22 may 2003. Before his untimely death, he released many songs and recently the visuals to his song BOSS which is trending on most tv stations.
He has since buried at Tarauni mosque Street, Kano state according to Islamic injunctions.
I pray that God will give the family the fortitude to bear this painful loss
Innocent Idibia popularly known as 2face, has come out to defend his former protégée, Dammy Krane, that he has been accused of credit card fraud before. He took his time before coming out with this story so that it will not seem as he’s defending criminal a intent.
He came out to reveal that he has experienced same thing that happened to singer, Dammy Krane in the U.S. Following Dammy Krane’s recent acquittal from charges of credit card fraud in Miami, his former label boss, 2baba revealed he was caught up in a Credit Card fraud case, but he was fortunate the public had no knowledge of it because it was settled before it became public knowledge.
He said; “Yes, it happened to me once; there was this time I went for a show, I can’t really remember where, maybe Amsterdam or somewhere in Europe, my ticket was bought with a fraudulent credit card.
It almost caused problems for me but everything was cleared as soon as they realised I didn’t buy the tickets myself, so I was freed. It is something that could happen to anybody, you just have to be careful”.
Speaking further he said he knew Dammy Krane was innocent all along, having experienced the same himself.
“I knew Dammy Krane was going to be freed of the charges against him; but you know when something like this happens, you still have to go to court and clear yourself, and that’s what happened in his case.
It was just unfortunate that something like that happened. I would say he was at the right place but at the wrong time.
He was only going for a show and somehow one or two of the people travelling with him were not clean and it got every other person involved in the scandal. It could have happened to anybody”, he stressed.
Your favourite Nigerian musician is playing you. They think that you are a fool. You, with all of your macho big chest, small waist and plenty muscle. They think you are fool. Imagine!And it’s not their fault. They will not tell you that you are an imbecile. They will stylishly do it in their music, dropping insults that your small brain cannot pick up.
Yes, they insult you when they sit in that studio, cook nonsense, shout “this song na jam, oya give them so that their brain go do backflip.”
I have heard them say these things plenty times, and I have prayed in my heart that the song does not become hit. But my bad belle does not work. You, with all of your education and sense, will hear the song and sing out like some starved goat.
You think I am lying? Look in the mirror when you scream “Taaaaty billion for the akanti oh.” How do you look? Will your father be proud of you so? Is it not better that you go on all fours, eat grass and bleat ‘Meeeeeeeeeeee!’
But seriously, these musicians know the lines that will work in our heads, and that’s why they create these catchy lines to make you fall. In 2017 alone, there are a lot of these lines in our lives. From Davido to Tekno, they have found new ways to toy with our brain, and make us sing along because of these lines.
We have found 10 of them below, be sure to avoid them when next the song comes on and threatens to take away your hard-earned home training. Before you give it up, think of your mother and how she flogged sense into you. Think my people, think.
Jesus did not die for this!
“30 billion for the account oh, Versace and Gucci for your body oh baby” – Davido on ‘If’
Davido has been having a ball at his US 30 Billion world tourplay
Davido has been having a ball at his US 30 Billion world tour (Snapchat/Davido)
If you have ever shouted “30 billion….for the account oh,” I am judging you. So one small boy, with a father that can buy half of Biafra, decided to enter the studio and shout this thing, and you followed him. Did you not know that he is mocking you? You that have not eaten this morning. Why are you like this?
Next time, when you are enjoying that small alcohol that you manage to buy, if they play this song, let your conscience judge you. In fact I am judging you now.
“Money fall on you, Banana fall on you,” – Davido
See as this boy carry spoil my best fruit. How can I ever eat Banana again with my church mind? How can I consume this sweet fruit without thinking of dropping it on the head of an innocent woman? How? Davido has corrupted my mind, and made me feel guilty. Last night, my little niece came into the room and said ‘Uncle, I want banana’.
I had to take her to church for deliverance. After 10 hours of prayer, the good Lord revealed to the pastor that the small girl just wanted small fruit to eat.
Davido, I am coming for you. Holy Ghost fire will fall on you today!
This is not the first time, Nigerian entertainment has been awashed with stars dating each other. It becomes noticeable if music stars do music duets together. Many music stars locally and international have had duets together and ended up getting involved.
For example American super stars Jay Z and Beyoncé had a duet together and ever since they have been stuck together. They recently had twins to consummate the union.
When Adekunle Gold and Simi had a song together “No forget”, the hot topic in the Nigerian music industry was that they were dating. In the video of the song, a romantic one and showed how they were cuddling and fiddling with each other.
Simi released her sophomore album and is it a coincidence that the mothers of the two artists were there and they both spoke at the event.
This weekend at Simi’s debut album concert, her mother and Adekunle Gold’s mother were both in attendance – HipTV caught up with Adekunle Gold’s mum at the event to ask about her son’s relationship with the songstress and she had this cute thing to say:
‘Simi is such a cool, deligent lady. She’s amazing, caring and loving. That’s all i can say’.
Mr Eazi is a Nigerian music sensation that took the music community by storm with his brand of what I call the Pon Pon sound (Bankulize music). His real name is Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade. He was based in Ghana till 2007 when he moved back to Nigeria
He was an established artist in Ghana but was not given his dues, and out of frustration, he relocated back to Nigeria. Signed to Wizkid Star boy, he released some popular songs like Leg over, dance for him, skin tight, bankulize, to mention a few.
He won the most prestigious music award in Nigeria, “the headies”to cap his feather.
Mr Eazi is the pioneer of Banku Music – a fusion sound he describes as the mixture of “Ghanaian bounces, Ghanaian highlife, Nigerian chord progressions, and Nigerian patterns”. With this new sound, Nigerian music followers accepted and latched on to this new beat because, music producers were actually looking for something new. The Bankus music currently dominates the Nigerian music scene
Early this year, 2017, the rave of the moment, Mr. Eazi, incurred the wrath of Nigerian music fans after stating that present day Nigerian sound was influenced by Ghanaian music.
Although Nigerian music is a major force in Africa, “the new bounce is Ghana,” he said.
“Ghana’s influence on present day “Naija Sound” cannot be over emphasized. Naija music is & has been a major force affecting the entire African scene. Quality, riddim, business,” the artiste tweeted.
His tweets read, “Ghana’s influence on present day “Naija Sound” cannot be over emphasized!!! “Ask your favourite artiste or producer all na akaida! does not in any way undermine the awesomeness of Naija at some point The SA vibe was major.”
“Same way Dancehall bin influencing Global sounds!!!!” “So if I say Drake’s 1 dance was heavy on West African sound influence am i wrong? Does that change the fact that both Drake & the Music is “
“9ja Music is & has been a major force affecting the entire African scene! Quality, riddim, business etc! Dat d new bounce is GH changes nada” “Finally finally African Music is at a great place! The African sound East, West, South, Central, North is going global.”
Nigerians could have known of this because Nigerian music had taken the world by storm . They felt he’s insulting Nigerians by being compared to Ghana, a small west African neighbor. His statement drew anger and criticism from some twitter users. They called for his head and asked him to apologize.
But Mr Eazi has been proven right in his assessment. Currently, Nigerian music scene has been dominated by this Pon Pon sound. Top Nigerian artists like Tekno, Runtown, Davido have made millions from this genre type of beat. Songs like Mad over you by Runtown, If by Davido and Pana by Tekno have taken received great audience
He restated his position in an interview he granted as a guest on Capital Xtra‘s Reggae Recipe.
Mr Eazi hailed the Nigerian community for quickly appreciating his Ghanaian sound..
The singer went further saying that most of the top Afrobeats and African songs are all on the merger of Ghana and Nigerian sounds, a sound that he is the pioneer of.
He said; “The speed at which I’ve moved is scary to me…cause it took my contemporaries 5, 6 years,”
“And that is what has been this year, if you want to count like 5 afrobeat, it’s like everybody just realized that ‘yo what formula is Mr Eazi using?’ Ok we’re gonna end up doing it”.
“December last year almost 60% of Nigerian artiste were in Ghana”
Watch video below;
Ayo Balogun popularly called Wizkid is a Nigerian music sensation. His always in the news both for good and bad reasons. Some few days ago, he posted on social media that he was indisposed and asking his fans to pray for him. He was scheduled to perform at made in America concer.
Many of his fans prayed and were sending goodwill messages to him. But to the greatest surprise of all, he showed up at the African shrine to perform.
Wizkid caused pandemonium at Ikeja as he sprayed cash while leaving African Shrine.
Wizkid who raised concerns over his health, leave many at a loss. Is this a publicity stunt?
Was he really sick or was it a cover for missing Made in America Concert?
A music buff and a practitioner responded to the story of Davido revealing how D’banj wanted to sign him on his label but it did not work out. This response is quite revealing of how signing of artiste was not properly structured in the music industry at the beginning when it was evolving.
Read his contribution:
The way i see it, it wasnt 2014, just a case of slip of tongue on part of Dbanj…guess maybe it was when Davido was 18 or 19.
Moreso, during the Mo-hit era, ‘signing’ any artiste was a case of oral agreement which was one of Dbanj’s biggest career mistakes: he signed everyone in the Mohits – Dr Sid, Wande Coal, D’ Prince, Kayswitch even when Don Jazzy did not really want to do so as he was skeptical of taking such risks. infact, most people didnt know that Dbanj’s mother was the most important support the Mohit crew had when Dbanj and Don Jazzy came back to Nigeria – she gave her Maryland house for the entire Mohit crew to stay pending when they hit their success because against all odds and even Dbanj’s father reluctance, she supported her son solidly in his quest for music success. Remember ‘Why Me’ Video? The Toyota Previa in that video was Dbanj’s mum car which she gave them to convey themselves around when no one else was there to support them. She was therefore the biggest investor in Mohit empire when likes of Dbanj and Don Jazzy were penniless and were even ready to sell Mohit to Storm Records for N1 million because they desperately wanted to ‘make’ it. However, their story changed forever at the Ali Baba Show of 2007!
Dbanj’s legendary status in the modern-music era of African music is beyond mere comprehension which was also sealed by MTV based award of Legendary status t him – When the likes of Tuface, Psquare, etc were still charging N50,000 to maximum of N200.000 per show, he increased the stake to N1 million or Nothing and steadily till he started charging N10 million and then music practitioners and artistes’ eyes opened
He was the first artiste to get a multi-million Naira endoresoment – Powerfist in 2006 beating Femi Kuti to same endorsement as Femi was the original artistes in PZ’s plan before going ahead to clinch Glo’s 70 million Naira deal plus a Range Rover and other entitlements
His direct and indirect impact has affected the careers of artistes like Davido, Olamide, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Naeto C, M.I Ikechukwu even the legends like Tuface and Psquare. Go ask them, the mere mention of Dbanj to most of these superstars and they tell you how Dbanj has forever affected their lives and careers (except of course forever bitter minds among them)
Although, others see it as a failed project or misadventure, Dbanj’s Good Music signing was infact the deal-breaker for new generation of music artistes – selling new new African music culture to the global market. When you hear some ‘ignoramuses’ referring to Dbanj as Kanye West houseboy, i just laugh. If only Don Jazzy could see the future…if only he could understand this bullish visionary called Dbanj, they would be conquering Africa and global market together – with Don Jazzy supplying the iconic African percussion sound and stagemaster Dbanj bringing his A-game Enigmatic prowess to the fore – with the two partners writing the names in gold forever in the history of Africa
A young African boy without any major label backing bold enough to cause disruption in the African music industry is now building his own fantastic music business structure post-Mohit to sell the addictive African sound to the global market. I am closely following on what this Dbanj will use the CREAM Platform to develop in the music world. Like he said, you never see him coming through
One word to sum Dbanj: He will never give up in his Quest to be the Coca-cola of music business and the ElChapo grandmaster of African sound movement.
The rave of the moment, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has finally cleared the air that D’banj wanted to sign him on but it didn’t work out
Superstar singer Davido has confirmed that D’banj gave him a Rolex in 2014, adding that he (Davido) never signed anything.
D’banj had on Spindle Magazine‘s artist on artist session said:
I remember in 2014 when I went back to Nigeria, some young boy who used to work for me brought an artiste to me and said he wanted me to sign the artiste. I remember we gave the artiste a Rolex as a signing-on fee. I signed the artiste and then I got a call later on and they said the parents of the artiste wanted to meet with me, so I went and they said ‘please I want my boy to go to school’. And to look at today that the boy I’m talking about is one of the biggest artistes out of this generation, which is Davido.
Responding to a Twitter user requesting confirmation of the statement, Davido said:
“Yea he actually did give me my first Rolex but I never signed anything! He paved the way for me any day! ❤️“
When Davido Adeleke announced he was returning back to the basics and going back to his African style of music after being forced by Sony to do western style of music which resulted in the coldly received “Son of Mercy” EP, many were expectant of the results of his new strategy.
That back to basics strategy birthed the monster hit “IF” and brought Davido back into the certified hit status.The song which was laced on an instrumental with snares and percussion was very melodious with its distinct kick sounds of Pon Pon and went on to become a mega hit in the country with one of the song lines ‘30 billion for the akant o’
Davido capitalizing on the success of IF, went ahead to record another song similar and laced on the Pon Pon styled instrumental and he titled it “FALL”.
FALL is doing incredibly well also. Many noticed this trend and called out the star but he addressed them in Olamide’s Summer Body even shouting Pon Pon at the beginning of the track..
For Davido, Pon Pon represents the African sound which has been termed local and despite this, he is sticking to the local sound claiming it is paying him more. He went ahead to diss Wizkid for his so called western sounds claiming all other sounds apart from the local Pon Pon sound is not relevant and Wizkid responded that artistes either stay local or try and move to the international scene..
Recently, Wizkid released a MasterKraft produced track titled ‘Medicine’, a typical example of the Pon Pon styled music taking over the industry. He followed up with Odoo, again produced by MasterKraft, another musical piece with the Pon Pon instrumentation. Wizkid went as far as ensuring a remix with Phyno and Flavour was made. Apparently, the battle between Wizkid and Davido is not ending anytime soon as fans have began comparing who is killing the Pon Pon African sound more.
It seems every body is now jumping on the Pon Pon wave. From Tekno who claimed to be the Pon Pon king with songs like Yawa, Rara to Mayourkun with the smash hit Mama and the Mega smash hit “Mad over you” by Runtown, we might just be in for a new genre of music that will rule the Nigerian music industry for the rest of the year and probably next year as every artiste looks forward to dropping a number one single and the Pon Pon styled singles seems to be a sure way to achieve this feat.
Whoever fans stick with and whoever the Creator of this new appealing sound is, one thing is for sure, other artists are jumping on the Pon Pon wave and African music is ready to take over the world. The person pushing it matters not, the desired goal is worldwide acceptance of our music, artistes and culture and we are getting there.