2 Jul 2018

Numerous Feared Dead in Lagos Multiple Auto Crash

Numerous were dreaded dead and a few others supported shifting level of wounds following a different car accident at Ile Zik transport stop, Agege, Lagos on Sunday evening.

the crash was caused by poor perceivability because of the downpours and the heedlessness and fretfulness of drivers.

The numerous crash included a blue and white long liner business transport, a blue Vanagon and some private autos.

In spite of the fact that points of interest are as yet crude, it was accumulated that the harmed people bailed themselves out of the destruction while the dead were left under the rain until the point when the proper specialists arrived.

While save tasks started, the street was totally on a lockdown until the point when the dead were emptied and the harmed taken to the healing facility.

How we're influencing Nigerian towns to appreciate telecoms administrations 17 years sooner – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has expressed that it is chipping away at guaranteeing that the entrance holes to broadcast communications benefits in the rustic regions in the nation are diminished from 20 years to around three to four years.

This was as the commission expressed that it has thought of a Rural Technology Solution to connect this hole and make telecoms administrations accessible in Nigeria's farmland.

"The NCC in organization with partners conveys base transmission stations in those spots without achieve, that is get to holes. We are doing this at the rate of around 10 for every annum and passing by the quantity of access holes, it will take the NCC around 20 years to connect all the entrance holes," he said.

While observing that the commonplace masses of Nigeria don't have the diligence for quite a while without access to communicate correspondences organizations, Danbatta communicated that this drove the NCC to prepare brilliant techniques for traverse this opening inside a shorter time period.

"So there is what is called common advancement course of action which we have sent in a pilot plot in around three regions in the country and we are to a great degree energetic about this association in spite of the way that it is a pilot one. We are in association with those having this advancement and they are here in Abuja to react the sending past the pilot so we can cover around 20 of those passageway gaps, by then we see what happens.

"In any case, my estimation is that we can through the presentation of this provincial innovation arrangement have the capacity to cross over any barrier in around three to four years. When you need to connect holes, you would need a range and the range has a place with the administrators so we are utilizing on this critical assets by encouraging some sort of association between the proprietors of the arrangements with the administrators.

"Along these lines, the NCC is in that spot guaranteeing that the association winds up compelling and I'm upbeat to report that a large portion of the administrators are positively arranged to this arrangement."

The Deputy Director proceeded, "once a day, the commission gets protestations from telecoms purchasers about administration conveyance. Hence, as a dependable controller that needs topnotch administration conveyance by administrators, we will keep on doing everything inside our administrative components to guarantee that steady change in telecoms benefit conveyance is managed."

30 Jun 2018

Michael Jackson returns after death on Drake's 'Scorpion' album

Nearly 10 years after his passing, Michael Jackson is out with new music in a visitor appearance on the acutely anticipated new collection by Drake.

The late King of Pop shows up in a melody on "Scorpion," the fifth studio collection by the Toronto hip-jump star who pulled another shock by utilizing the discharge to confess about his mystery kid.

Consistent with frame for Drake, whose sensibility for appealing beats has made him one of the best offering specialists of ongoing years, the 25-track collection that turned out Friday sprawls disobediently, as though opposing the customary bounds of records.
"Don't Matter To Me," the melody with Jackson, has a place immovably with Drake's pop mode. The 31-year-old demonstrates his bona fides as an artist, his piercing rap conveyance offering path to a full-finished plushness that supplements Jackson's higher extents.

A fantastic mid-beat track driven by an incorporated R&B bass, "Don't Make a difference To Me" is in accordance with the grown-up yield of Jackson, whose particular voice is heard on the melody.

“All of a sudden you say you don't want me not any more/without warning you say that I closed the door/It don't Matter to me," Jackson sings.

Drake uncovered nothing about the melody's beginning. Be that as it may, Jackson is known to have left a progression of incomplete tracks when he kicked the bucket in 2009. A past after death two part harmony, "Love Never Felt So Good," turned out in 2014 amongst Jackson and pop star Justin Timberlake.

Governmental issues and a mystery kid –

Jackson isn't the main uncommon visitor on "Scorpion." Rap uber star Jay-Z loans rhymes on "Talk Up" that reprimand President Donald Trump — an uncommon political show for a tune by Drake, who while clarifying his abhor for Trump has generally favored unopinionated, swarm satisfying rhythms.

Drake consolidates his ongoing contribution to "Scorpion" — "God's Plan," an irresistible hip-jump track that has spent the longest stretch on the highest point of the US singles diagram this year, and "Nice For What," a quick driving dunk into New Orleans' ricochet scene.

Be that as it may, while "Scorpion" is brimming with feel-great vibes — "Ratchet Happy Birthday" appears to be bound to be played at numerous a rambunctious gathering — Drake closes on a genuine note as he recognizes he is a dad.

Drake concedes the substance of a diss track in May by Pusha T who said that Drake had a child with Sophie Brussaux, a French previous obscene on-screen character.

"I wasn't concealing my child from the world/I was concealing the world from my child," Drake raps in "Emotionless," which tests Mariah Carey's "Feelings."

Later on the collection, Drake indicates that he has just observed his kid once and is humiliated he is following the strides of his separated from guardians.

"Continuously guaranteed the family/I needed it to be distinctive in light of the fact that I've experienced it/But this is the brutal truth now."

27 Jun 2018

3 youthful Nigerians get Queen Elizabeth grants

Ruler Elizabeth Tuesday night introduced three Nigerians, Hauwa Ojeifo, Isaac Ezirim and Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph from Nigeria with a Queen's Young Leaders Award at an extraordinary function at Buckingham Palace, London.

The honors were out of appreciation for the work they are doing to change lives in their networks. The Queen was joined at the Award service by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in perceiving their prosperity.

Hauwa Ojeifo respected The Queen's Young Leaders Awards program, now in its fourth and last year, praises the accomplishments of the absolute most energizing youthful change-producers from over the Commonwealth. The current year's associate from 38 Commonwealth nations are discovering answers for worldwide issues, for example, environmental change, nourishment shortage, sexual orientation based savagery, emotional wellness, and access to instruction.

Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph: likewise respected Guests including David Beckham OBE, Sir Lenny Henry CBE, Nicola Adams OBE, Neelam Gill, Caspar Lee, Tina Daheley, Ore Oduba and Chairman of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Sir John Major, joined Award champs at Buckingham Palace to compliment them on their striking accomplishments.

The Duke of Sussex, who was as of late named a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador stated: "In this quickly evolving world, it is encouraging to meet such a large number of motivating youngsters assembled here today, who have just ventured up as pioneers and enhanced the lives of such a significant number of individuals over the Commonwealth. You are the expectation and positive thinking the world needs and we will all do whatever we can to help you in it."

David Beckham OBE stated: "I'm so pleased to be here with the Queen's Young Leaders this evening. It's extremely moving to meet these persevering youngsters, who keep on dedicating their opportunity and vitality to helping other individuals carry on with a superior life. Hearing their stories and the penances they've made is a genuine respect and I feel extremely special to celebrate with them today."

Isaac got his Award for the work he is doing to instruct coding to youngsters in low-wage regions, establishing Teens Can Code which is presently preparing 200 adolescents how to construct web and versatile applications utilizing similar devices that are utilized by experts in the tech business.

Hauwa got her honor for the work she is doing to handle the shame around psychological well-being, running a ladies' care group called She Writes Women, which centers around emotional well-being backing and effort among the absolute most helpless individuals in the network.

Kennedy got his Award for the work he is doing to advance ladies' rights in Nigeria, establishing the Calabar Youth Council for Women's Rights (CYCWR), which bolsters the privileges of ladies in the regions of female genital mutilation (FGM), household manhandle, constrained tyke marriage and access to instruction for young ladies

Isaac Ezirim, 28, stated: "I am to a great degree regarded and grateful to Her Majesty The Queen for this lofty Award in acknowledgment of the work I am doing in Nigeria. These are snapshots of most extreme satisfaction for me and the networks I serve. It's been such an astonishing background being here in the UK and meeting the greater part of the other Award victors. Being a piece of the Queen's Young Leaders family is energizing and I can hardly wait to take this to the following level."

Hauwa Ojeifo, 26, stated: "It is an uncommon benefit to get an Award from Her Majesty The Queen for the work I am doing in psychological well-being in Nigeria. It has been a totally transformative ordeal being here in the UK getting coached by world pioneers, prepared and taking part in top level gatherings with probably the most ground-breaking and powerful change creators of our chance. Maybe the most lowering part is in effect some portion of a system of kindred youthful pioneers over the Commonwealth whose information and asset base is broad. I can hardly wait to perceive what we do with these important associations later on."

Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph, 20, stated: "I am regarded to be a beneficiary of the last ever Queen's Young Leaders Award from Her Majesty The Queen. As a maturing worldwide pioneer, this Award is an enormous duty regarding me pushing ahead to keep on living up to this Award and use every one of the open doors it presents to build up my general public. I have possessed the capacity to meet other Award champs and find out about the unfathomable work they are doing over the Commonwealth. I have gained such a great amount from the Residential Program in the UK and I am certain that it is just barely the beginning."As a Queen's Young Leader, Hauwa, Isaac and Kennedy have accessed bespoke tutoring and preparing through the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education, intended to build up their administration abilities further and guarantee they are best set to lead the route later on to handle a portion of the world's most problems that are begging to be addressed.

Sir John Major, Chairman of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust stated: "I stretch out my hottest congrats to all the 2018 Queen's Young Leaders. Together with our Award Winners from the most recent three years, they finish an exceptional, 240-in number partner of Young Leaders from the whole way across the Commonwealth. This is such a significant asset for the Commonwealth that The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust will dispatch an inheritance subsidize, to guarantee that our help and support to our Young Leaders will proceed past the lifetime of the Trust. "Every last one of our 240 Young Leaders is a momentous and outstanding youngster, who I have no uncertainty will assume a vital part in molding our future world. It has been a flat out benefit and joy to become acquainted with them." The now entire Queen's Young Leaders arrange shapes an interesting, devoted and ground-breaking gathering of youngsters from 53 Commonwealth nations who will interface, work together and change lives respectively for a considerable length of time to come. To additionally bolster them in their future undertakings, a £200,000 Legacy Fund has been made. It will be available to every one of the 240 Queen's Young Leaders and 282 exceptionally praised sprinters up to apply for stipends that will help hoist their work and empower them to cooperate to handle the absolute most problems that need to be addressed confronting the Commonwealth.

11 Jun 2018

Super Eagles takes off to Russia

Members of the Super Eagles are on their way to Russia, after camping in Austria for three weeks, ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Yessentuki is a city in Stavropol Krai, Russia, located at the base of the Caucasus Mountains.

The Super Eagles fell 1-0 to Czech Republic last week in a friendly match in Russia after which Coach Gernot Rohr admitted that more work needed to be done ahead of the World Cup.

After three weeks of Intense training , we off to Russia with full energy . May God lead us and give us the ability to function.”

Nigeria will face Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with the first match against Croatia in Kaliningrad, on Saturday 16th June.

Nigeria Reggae Icon,Ras Kimono is dead

Reggae legend, Ekeleke Elumelu, popularly known as Ras Kimono, is dead.

The singer reportedly died on Sunday in a Lagos hospital after a brief illness.

In a recent chat with PUNCH, the reggae star said, he had been a vegetarian for over 37 years and neither smoked nor drank alcohol.

He said I have never smoked and I don't drink alcohol.I tell people I have been a vegetarian for 37 years. Even when my friends were having sex with two girls at the same time in those days, I didn’t join them. I have never done what these girls and boys call threesome despite being famous and I am sure there are other people who have never done that too.

When people attribute recklessness to youthful exuberance, I get worried because I once passed through that stage too. I believe it is all about your upbringing. The fact that you are young doesn’t mean you should be wayward.”

Ras Kimono's music was greatly influenced by the poverty, inequality and hardship he witnessed in his early life. His first album in the late 80's sold over 100,000 copies. He toured all of Africa, Europe & the US.

"Nigerians has been in a mourning state after the news broke out of his death. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Ras Kimono. He came to light up the reggae world in Africa at a time when music lovers needed a breath of fresh air. He was a fresh air at the time". May His Soul Rest in Peace.

4 Jun 2018

Davido, Wizkid, Falz make 2018 Forbes Africa under-30 achievers [See Full List]

Popular Nigerian singers, Davido and Wizkid have made the list of the 2018 Forbes Africa under 30 individuals that are making waves in their industries across the continent.
The list is divided into three: Creative, Technology and Business.
Other celebrities across Africa that made the list are Sarkodie, Nasty C, Cassper Nyovest, Falz, Yemi Alade, Beverly Naya, Sonia Irabor and so on.
Thuso Mbedu, 26, South Africa.
Maria Borges, 25, Angola.
Herieth Paul, 22, Tanzania.
Eddy Kamuanga Illunga, 26, DRC.
Cassper Nyovest, 27, South Africa.
Rapper & Entrepreneur.
Stacey Gillian Abe, 27, Uganda.
Multidisciplinary Contemporary Artist.
Yemi Alade, 29, Nigeria.
Singer & Songwriter.
Falz, 27, Nigeria.
Rapper & Actor.
Orapeleng Moodutle, 29, South Africa.
Fashion Designer.
Nomzamo Mbatha, 27, South Africa.
Kwesta, 29, South Africa.
Rapper & Entrepreneur.
Davido, 25, Nigeria.
Singer & Songwriter.
Safia Elhillo, 27, Sudan.
Author & Poet.
Joyce Jacob, 28, Nigeria.
Founder: Joyce Jacob Beauty.
Shekhinah, 23, South Africa.
Singer & Songwriter.
Adebayo Oke-Lawal, 28, Nigeria.
Fashion Designer. Founder: Orange Culture.
Wizkid, 27, Nigeria.
Singer & Songwriter.
Koleka Putuma, 25, South Africa.
Poet & Author.
Nasty C, 21, South Africa.
Rapper & Producer.
Beverly Naya, 29, Nigeria.
Actress & Entrepreneur.
Simphiwe, 27, South Africa.
Visual Artist.
Rina Chunga-Kutama, 29, South Africa.
Fashion Designer.
Kemiyondo Coutinho, 28, Uganda.
Playwright, Actress, Filmmaker & Entrepreneur.
Sarkodie, 29, Ghana.
Rapper & Entrepreneur.
Mapeseka Koetie-Nyokong, 29, South Africa.
Actress & Entrepreneur.
Sonia Irabor, 28, Nigeria.
Writer, Filmmaker & Actress.
Tony Gum, 22, South Africa.
Visual Artist.
ANATII, 25, South Africa.
Producer, Writer, Director & Artiste.
Sasha Pieterse, 22, South Africa.
Actress & Singer/Songwriter.
Tania Omotayo, 26, Nigeria.
Model & Entrepreneur
Yannick Nzonde, 29, DRC
Co-founder ATI Groupe
Leroy Mwasaru, 20, Kenya
Founder, Greenpact
Ladipo Lawani, 29, Nigeria
Founder, L&L Foods
Emmanuel Ademola Ayilara, 29, Nigeria
Founder, LanaWey Investment Limited
Mwiya Musokotwane, 28, Zambia
Founder, Thebe Investment Management
Nomvula Mhambi, 29, Zimbabwe
Founder, Disruptive Innovation
Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed Falalu, 28, Nigeria
Founder, FalGates
Roger Boniface, 29, South Africa
Founder, EDISIM
Gilbert Eugene Peters, 29, Zimbabwe
Founder, Spidex Media
Sihle Ndlela, 28, South Africa
Co-founder, Majozi Bros Construction
Vera Shaba, 29, South Africa
Founder, Shaba and Rampling; Green Building Solutions
Thomas Duncan, 28, Namiba
Owner, Anticor
Wesley Beneke, 29, South Africa
Founder, WCB Construction
Anita Adetola Adetoye, 26, Nigeria
Founder, Anita Brows Beauty
Akinwande Durojaye, 28, Nigeria
Founder, JustBrandIt; FixMyRide. Co-founder, FueledUp; LashBells
Samuelle Dimairho, 27, Zimbabwe
Co-founder, Chengetedzai Depository Company
Joey Friedman, 26, South Africa
Founder, LA Group of Companies
Zuko Tisani, 25, South Africa
Founder, Legazy Technology Conferencing
Gisela van Houcke, 27, DRC
Founder, Zuri Luxury Hair&Beauty
Bidemi Zakariyau, 28, Nigeria
Founder, LSF|PR
Zareef Minty, 24, South Africa
Founder, ZRF Holdings
Fred Apaloo, 28, Ghana
Founder, Villa Grace
Kene Rapu, 28, Nigeria
Founder, Kene Rapu
Jack Mthembu, 27, South Africa
Founder, First One Adventures
Reabetswe Ngwane, 25, South Africa
Co-founder, KreamFields
Anelisa Mntuyedwa, 28, South Africa
Founder, Gilbert Civils
Gozie Coker, 29, Nigeria
Founder, Coker Creative
Alexander Knieps, 27, South Africa
Founder, Printulu
Adam Amoussou, 27, Benin
Founder, Amosconsult Group
Nataliey Bitature, 28, Uganda
Co-founder, Musana Carts
Rivo Mhiari, 23, South Africa
Founder, Rikatec
Olaoluwa Samuel-Biyi, 27, Nigeria
Co-founder, SureGifts. Director, SureRemit
Isaya Yunge, 28, Tanzania
Founder, SomaApps Technologies Company Limited
Mahmood Oyewo, 26, Nigeria
Co-founder, RubiQube
Kevin Lubega, 28, Uganda
Founder, EzeeMoney
Berno Potgieter & Thatoyaona Marumo, 28, South Africa
Founders, Domestly
Leonida Mutuku, 29, Kenya
Founder, Intelipro
Chris Kwekowe, 25, & Emerald Kwekowe, 21, Nigeria
Founders, Slatecube
Phiwa Nkambule, 26, Swaziland
Co-founder, Riovic
Sunkanmi Ola, 22, Nigeria
Founder, Syracuse Digital
Perseus Mlambo, 29, Zambia
Founder, Zazu Africa Limited
Kola Olajide, 26, Nigeria
Co-founder, Bridge Labs
Bamal Namata, 26, Cameroon
Founder, Maibeta
Riaz Moola, 26, South Africa
Founder, HyperionDev
Leonard Stiegeler, 29, Nigeria.
Co-founder, Zanda, Jumia & Director Ringer Africa AG.
Kofi Genfi & Nii Osae Osae Dade, 24, Ghana.
Founders, CYST Company Limited.
Juan Pienaar, 27, South Africa.
Founder, Apex Media.
Timothy Adeleye, 29, Nigeria.
Founder, Optiweb Communications.
Maya Horgan Famodu, 27, Nigeria.
Founder, Ingressive.
Abraham Omani Quaye, 28, Ghana.
Founder, Farmart.
Melvyn Lubega, 28, South Africa.
Founder, GO1.
Huston Malande, 28, Kenya.
Founder, Skyline Design.
Cukia Kimani, 26 & Ben Myres, 25, South Africa.
Founders, Nyamakop.
Ink Eze, 28, Nigeria. (YAY!! BN Alum!)
Founder, AsoEbiBella.
June Syowia, 23, Kenya.
Founder, Beiless Group.
Obinna Okwodu, 27, Nigeria.
Founder, Fibre.
Abdellah Mallek, 28, Algeria.
Co-founder, Sylabs.

Yasmine El Baggari, 25, Morocco.
Founder, Voyaj.

3 Jun 2018

I can't settle down with any woman - WIzkid

Nigerian superstar  singer, Wizkid,  born Ayodeji Balogun is the ladies' man. Since he hit the limelight some years back he has continued to win many hearts with his good music and many women, as reports has it, have seen his birthday suit while warming his proverbial fluffy bed. Yet he can't seem to get enough!

For the Star Boy, there have been Sola Ogudu, Binta Diallo and Jada Pollock, each with a bouncing baby boy for the singer. Three baby mamas and three sons, may look good enough for any randy man but not the 'Manya' crooner as he has stated in a recent interview that he loves women too much to settle down with one. In the interview he admitted to having several girlfriends and claims all his girls know he has other girls.

When asked if he will ever settle down with any particular one, his reply is one that will give no woman hope, not even Jada Pollock, who stood by the singer when his two other baby mamas, Sola Ogudu and Binta Diallo labelled him 'Deadbeat' father in the full glare of the public. " That will be hard because I have a lot of women that are really dear to my heart" he said. Wizkid is known to have romanced many women in his illustrious career and may be a vain attempt to list them in this piece.

However rumour has it that the latest woman rocking the Star Boy's world is MAVIN First Lady, Tiwa Savage. At his sold-out Afrorepublik concert in London which held recently, Wizkid might have been telling us something that there's something juicy going on between him and the Kele Kele' crooner as he introduced her on stage to joing him to perform their popular duet 'Malo' with some inimate words. It wasn't the normal introduction of a co-star, as the singer called Tiwa Savage " Someone special", adding Stay sexy for daddy."

After their epic performance the duo sealed the romantic night with a passionate kiss and a lingering hug, which many have interpreted as a work in progress'.

31 May 2018

Olagbegi-Mo’cheddah weds Prince Olateru

A few months ago, it was rumoured that Modupe Oreoluwa Ola, popularly known as Mo’cheddah, was set to walk down the aisle with her lover, Prince Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi.

Once asked if her relationship with Prince was responsible for her absence from the music scene for awhile, the singer replied, “My break was deliberate. I had done so much and I was preoccupied with my studies in school. Just before I graduated, I had begun to lose it. I needed a break to get in touch with myself because I did not know what was going on around me anymore.”

Back in August 2017, Mo’Cheddah had confirmed that she and Prince BK were engaged and since then, the couple has been very open about their relationship.

After much speculation, the artiste confirmed that she would be getting married.

Finally, Mo’cheddah, who could not hide her excitement during the interview, got married to Prince on Wednesday in Lagos.

30 May 2018

PSG tempting Ronaldo with mega contract

The words that came out of Cristiano Ronaldo's mouth on Kiev's Olympic Stadium pitch("It's been great being at Real Madrid...I'll speak in the next few days") have not fallen on deaf ears among the greats of Europe. The first to react has been PSG. The French giants want Los Blancos' number seven and have already informed Madrid of their wish.
The Ligue 1 champions dream of pitting a front three of Cristiano, Neymar and MbappĂ© against the best of the rest, and will offer the Portugal star a net salary of 45 million euros, putting him alongside eternal rival, Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
However, that longing of President Al Khelaifi has two large obstacles. On the one hand, even if Madrid were to consider selling their prized asset, it would have to serve as the opening of the door to Neymar moving in the opposite direction towards the BernabĂ©u, thus lowering the transfer value significantly of the Brazilian. Cristiano has a release clause of 1,000,000,000 in his current contract, but the price that PSG is willing to pay would not exceed 150 million.

PSG balancing the books

The other problem for the French club in signing Cristiano is the ongoing investigation of Uefa's Financial Control Committee, in the wake of possible financial fraud in their sponsorship dealings. A sanction like the one the club received in 2014 would greatly reduce their transfer market muscle, although names of the ilk of Cavani, Guedes and Di Maria are already on the exit ramp. They will bring in some decent revenue but if a Cristiano purchase is viable, Al Khelaifi will need to say goodbye to further members of the squad.

29 May 2018

Osinbajo’s daughter, Kiki shares her affections about Tiwa Salvage, Wizkid ‘love’

kiki Osinbajo, daughter of Vice president Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has shared her feeling on the relationship between superstar singers, Wizkid and Tiwa Salvage.
The Vice President’s daughter who shared pictures of the two singers on stage at the Afro Republik held two days ago, said she is in love with Tiwa Savage and Wizkid’s friendship and love.
Kiki is undergoing the one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.
In a short clip posted on her Instagram page on Monday, Kiki wrote, “Can I just say I’m in love with this friendship/love,” sharing photos of Wizkid and Tiwa holding each other on stage.
There has been speculations of the superstars dating each other.

28 May 2018

Wizkid Makes History As He Becomes First African To Perform At The 02 Arena And Sold out 20,000 Capacity In London

History was made on Saturday in the UK when Nigerian Singer Ayodeji Balogun, better known as Wizkid, performed to a sold out crowd of 20,000 at The 02 Arena, London. 
With the feat, Wizkid became the first Africa-based artiste to perform at the arena, earning a spot on a stage that had been graced by the likes of Drake, Beyonce and Adele.
Wizkid was ushered onto the stage by British super model, Naomi Campbell. Welcoming him, she said: “Today is a historic day; 2018, 25 of May is a historic day for Afrobeat music in 02 Arena. I want to congratulate Wizkid  for putting out this wonderful event.”
Wizkid breezed onto the stage with his two hands in the air — a signature style of the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti who is regarded as the creator of Afrobeats.
Speaking after performing ‘Manya’, Wizkid told the massive crowd in adulterated English: “Na because of una I dey here so.” 
He also took out time to pay homage to past and present African artistes. After this, he went into the show proper, serenading the crowd with some of his classic hits, such as ‘Show You the Money’, ‘No Lele’, ‘Tease Me’, ‘Don’t dull’, ‘Azonto’, ‘Pakurumo’, ‘Love My Baby’ and ‘Caro’.
The event came to a climax when he told his story again in ‘Ojuelegba’, and watched the crowd go wild. It was visible, even to the blind and audible to the deaf, that Wizkid had cemented his place in the annals of African music.

Falz's 'This is Nigeria' video upholds a mirror for Nigeria,endorsed by P.Diddy

Lagos, Nigeria (NaijaUpdate) - One of Nigeria's biggest music stars, Falz, released a video this weekend as a cover version of Childish Gambino's viral video, 'This is America.'
The new version is titled 'This is Nigeria,' and it has created a storm online, including a reaction from hip-hop musician and entrepreneur P Diddy, who shared it on his Instagram page, propelling the video to worldwide recognition.
Falz, (real name Folarin Falana) has gained applauds for tackling social issues in a country where pop stars rarely get political. Musicians tend to avoid political commentary, partly due to an ingrained fear of persecution from the powerful political class.

Revolutionary spirit

Falz's 'This is Nigeria,' embodies the revolutionary and rebel spirit of Fela Anikulapo Kuti before him. Fela Kuti, the pioneer of the Afrobeat genre, was famous for his political activism during the country's era of military dictatorships.
From his records 'International Thief Thief' (ITT) to 'Zombie,' Kuti exhibited a bold defiance against the Nigerian government and other corrupt officials of his time. Fela was a raging supporter of human rights, and his records, - often filled with verbal attacks - were against Nigeria's military government in the 70's.
It came at a great personal cost to him; he was frequently imprisoned and his mother was thrown off a balcony by an unknown Nigerian soldier during a raid.
After the passing of Fela, his sons Femi and Seun Kuti have carried on some of his activism in their individual music careers, but Afrobeat, as a genre of music has largely become niche.

Falz is known globally for his comedy-flavored hip hop hits but could he take on the political music mantle and fill the gap left by Fela?
The singer has a law degree and is the son of prominent Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, so this suggestion is not as far-fetched as it sounds.
It is also not the first time that the rapper has included social commentary in his music with previous hits 'Confirm' and 'Child of the World,' so it would appear that the apple does not fall far from the tree, as the saying goes.

Complacent slumber

While the concept for the 'This is Nigeria,' video isn't original, what Falz did was internalize the message, pass it through his own artistic filter and bring it home to Nigeria to highlight the country's numerous social ills.
Almost as if to awaken Nigerians from their complacent slumber of acceptance.
"The primary motivation was to trigger an awakening among the Nigerian people about the numerous political and social ills that we constantly face as a country and more importantly to create a reaction in the positive direction," says Falz via email.
With the help of stuntmen and extras, Falz walks us step by step through Nigeria's major problems, central to this is what many perceive to be inefficient leadership by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Many believe he has failed to deliver on its promises of improving Nigerian lives and fixing the economy. which slid into a recession two years ago and is slowly starting to emerge out of it.
Nigeria is endowed with petrodollars but much of this money does not trickle down to the average man and woman on the street. 
Other problems include the country's opioid crisis, normalization of insecurity such as frequent Boko Haram bombings and kidnapping of schoolgirls such as the Chibok girls.
Added to this incendiary mix is the country's strained ethnic and tribal relations, a lack of dependable power supply, poor infrastructure, a trigger-happy police force, the popularity of advance fee fraud, (locally known as Yahoo boys) and exploitation of the citizenry by some clergymen.

A national mirror

The first thing you notice when you watch Falz's 'This is Nigeria,' video is the strongest message contained in the video; Nigeria is a lawless country, guided by a constitution that is treated like an honorary document.
That's why the first man, dressed in traditional Fulani attire would switch from being a happy musician minding his business, to a murderer in an instant. He abandons his Goje (popularly known as the 'Hausa Guitar) for a machete, and instantly moves towards another helpless citizen who he kills without mercy.
It is this type of imagery that makes the video so powerful.
This is the first time in the recent history of the local pop scene that an artist with the influence and credibility of Falz has released such material.
While many commentators in the local space have been quick to dismiss it on the basis of it being a cover version, it doesn't take away from the core message; Nigeria is a flawed country, with multi-faceted problems.
Falz captures this using cinematic techniques and concludes, just like the source material, by failing to proffer a solution.
Perhaps that is the point he's trying to make. It is a national mirror, created to make Nigeria stare at itself and its problems, one more time.
Falz's 'This is Nigeria' video and its impact has generated conversations around the world, and acts as a reminder of the power behind music, and how it can be used more effectively to inspire change.
It shows that contrary to popular opinion among local talents, there is a demand for conscious music.

Capturing their pain

Many musicians should follow his lead, and create art to reflect the times and the pulse of the people. While there are valid opinions against chasing activism as the sole focus of African music, the ability to balance it out, and create conscious music, while also feeding the people's desire to escape is a crucial skill.
Falz's video suggests that, as Nigeria moves forward, its musicians have a huge responsibility on their shoulders to create art that amplifies the state of the nation, and ultimately improves the society that nurtured them.
Their music is created for communities that are massively affected by these problems.
Ultimately, it shouldn't only provide leisurely relief. It should capture their pain too.

26 May 2018

Adekunle Gold releases album ‘About 30′

Urban highlife singer, Adekunle Gold after months of delay, has released his 2nd album titled “About 30“ with the hit song ‘Ire’ also included.
His newly released album ‘About 30’ is a follow up on his first album titled ‘Gold’, which is expected to be another great hit from the artiste.
Adekunle Gold with excitement made the announcement on his tweeter handle @adekunleGOLD on Friday.
He wrote: I am really emotional right now. “I could cry happy tears.
“This album, #About30, is a reflection of my heart, my fears, my pleasures, my pain, my losses and my faith.
“With the love you give me? I would do it again and again and again and one more time.
Some of the songs include Ire, Down With You (feat. Dyo), Mr Foolish (feat. Seun Kuti) Surrender, Damn Delilah, Yoyo (feat. Flavour), Money and Pablo Alakori.
He earlier released ‘Ire’, a song also added to the album, which was aimed at craving the appetite of his fans and it automatically became a hit song.
Unlike his debut album where the only featured artist was Simi, Adekunle Gold expanded his range working with the likes of DYO, Flavour, Seun Kuti and the Lagos Community Gospel Choir.
Meanwhile one of the songs, Damn Delilah, is already generating controversy on various social media platforms.

Nicki Minaj dating Eminem?

Nicki Minaj has  confirmed she is dating Eminem.
The 35-year-old rapper released her new single “Big Bank” on Friday, May 25, 2018, which features lyrics alluding to a relationship with the fellow rapper — whose real name is Marshal Mathers — and after posting a clip of herself mouthing along to that section of the track on Instagram, Nicki has confirmed that she is in fact in a relationship with the”Lose Yourself” hitmaker
When one fan commented on her Instagram post asking if she was dating 45-year-old Eminem, Nicki simply replied, “Yes.”
As of the time of writing, it is not known whether Nicki was being truthful about her love life, or if she was just teasing her fans.
“Big Bank” — which features fellow rappers YG, 2 Chainz and Big Sean — seems to hint at Nicki having slept with Eminem, who is also known as Slim Shady.
Some of the lyrics read, “Uh oh/Back again/Back to back Maybach, stack the M’s/Told em’ I met Slim Shady, bag the M/Once he go black, he’ll be back again.”
Nicki’s confession comes after she revealed to Ellen Degeneres last year that she was trying to stay away from men.
She said, “I’m just chilling right now, I’m celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating any men, I hate men.”
Eminem, meanwhile, has had no public relationships since his divorce from Kimberly Anne Scott — with whom he has daughter Hailie, 22 – after being married to her twice, once from 1999 to 2001, and again briefly in 2006.
The “River” rapper — who also has custody of Kimberley’s 16-year-old daughter Whitney, whom she has from another relationship, and 25-year-old Alaina, who is the daughter of Kimberly’s twin sister Dawn — said last year, “It’s tough. Since my divorce I’ve had a few dates and nothing’s panned out in a way that I wanted to make it public. Dating’s just not where I’m at lately.
“As far as going out, like dinner and a movie – I just can’t. Going out in public is just too crazy. I mean, I’d like to be in a relationship again someday. Who doesn’t? It’s just hard to meet new people, in my position.”