You may not believe this but up until today, only four players had made up to 100 appearances for Argentina, the legendary Diego Maradona isn’t even among them. So, tonight, as Lionel Messi, takes to the field for Argentina to take on Jamaica, he becomes only the fifth man to were the light blue and white of Argentina (and their Navy blue alternative strip) a hundred times or more.
Messi made his debut for Argentina 10 years ago as a seventeen year old after shinning at the under-20 world cup which his side won. Messi would go on to feature in three world cups for Argentina and lead his side to the finals of the tournament in 2014, score 46 goals so far for Argentina to put himself second behind Batistuta in the all-time scoring rankings forArgentina and pick up 4 Ballon D’Or awards in the process. He did all this before his 28th birthday, impressive
Tonight as we salute a true footballing legend, Lionel Messi would take his place beside Argentine centurions; Javier Zanetti, Javier Mascherano, Roberto Ayala and Diego Simeone.
Oscar Tabarez men have clinched a quarterfinal spot following a 1-1 draw with Paraguay who currently sit top of group B of the Copa America and the Paraguayans could still win the group if Argentina do not pick up maximum points from their final group game.
Jose Giminez gave Uruguay the lead in the 29th minute when the Atletico Madrid center back nodded in a corner in what was a cagey affair as was expected between two of the most compact and organized teams in South America. Barrios equalized for Paraguay in the 44th minute as he also powered in a header from a corner. The entire second half was a cagey affair as both teams decided against going for the jugular knowing that a draw would see both teams go through to the quarterfinals.
Argentina have already qualified for the quarterfinals but still have a chance to finish top of the group as they take on
Singer Adamu Wayya, popularly known as Dan Maraya Jos, has passed on at the age of 69.
Wayya was a popular artiste in Northern Nigeria, performing last at the People’s Democratic Party’s pre-election fundraiser.
Wayya’s death was announced by the Director-General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Ladan Salihu.
Salihu wrote on his Facebook:
“Inaa Lillaahi Wa Innaa ilaiHir raaji’un. One of Nigeria’s foremost Hausa musicians, poet, philosopher and philanthropist, Dr Adamu Danmaraya Jos has answered Allah’s call about an hour ago.”
“He died in Jos after a protracted illness. When I visited him two weeks ago, he spoke passionately about the Unity of the North and of one Nigeria. We shared many moments. He was to me a brother and a friend. I am devastated. But I am proud he lived a very useful life, transforming society through music and silently through Islamic endeavours.”
He will be buried soon in accordance with Muslim rites.
A disturbing photo an alleged Pinay who got electrocuted after sleeping with her headsets on while the phone is connected to the charger in a power source has been circulating in social media.
The photo has the following caption.
A young filipina girl recharges her phone while her earphone was connected to her both ears and fell asleep. As she was sleeping, the phone overheated, burnt and the electric power went through the earphone and she got electrocuted and died on her sleep. This has happened last night at 11 pm , June 10, 2015.
US based talented up and coming Nigerian Producer & Audio Engineer “LexiSugar” drops his second single this year “Story Teller”, just two months after releasing his debut single “All My Love”, which had very good positive feedback from many home and abroad. The US based Producer featured Nigeria’s Trending Talent “Falz a.k.a. TheBahdGuy”. This is definitely one for the Naija Fans!
M.A.D.E Ballers presents it’s leading act Uche Tha Jewkid with debut single for the year 2015 #JohnnyCash.
Uche is not a newbie in the industry as he has worked with a couple of good heads. A member of the FlyGanG fame who dropped two banging singles previously ‘Let’s Go’ & ‘Bust My ‘Brain’ (produced by Psquare’s producer Vtek). Uche who has a striking resemblance to Indigenous rapper Phyno, has been busy lately pushing through the university and putting finishing touches to his much anticipated Mixtape ‘The BigDreamMixtape’ decides to put out this banging joint.
Johnny Cash is a Dancehall/Pop song produced by Nigerian Ghana based super producer ‘Chezla Millz’. And visuals to the song is already in the making.
Anytime you hear the name L-da-B just know that good music is on the way because L-da-B does nothing but music. Months back the extremely talented young artiste came out with a club banger titled Oversabi Dancer.
Now his back with a classic titled Person Pikin which aims at combating child abuse and child molestation
Alero Benard Releases a follow up single to her banging song ‘Yem something’. The Beautiful Diva brought her talent to bare in her latest single titled ‘Nayewe’ produced by Fliptyce and mixed by Suka Sounds.
This love song is a must on your playlist. Download, enjoy and share because this is Alero 2015.
Nollywood Diva Stephanie and her hunk of a hubby Idahosa are excitedly pregnant with their first child!
The excited couple were spotted this morning of June 20,2015 in the UK and the spotter says that Stephanie looked every inch Preggy and beautifully filled up in the right places ”even her bakassi don increase in size”
Further checks reveal that Stephanie and Idahosa who married in April 21,2012 are in their second trimester and their baby will be birthed in the month of……….
This July Nubian Nights Out will be unveiling a private viewing of their first art exhibition, NNO Presents: Who Taught You? A selection of works in celebration of Black women and the diverse, unique and authentic qualities found within them.
In the form of conceptual photography by the group’s fine artist Kimberley Williams, the evening will also include works by New York based artist, Pass!ons Ink.
Nubian Nights Out began in December 2014 by a collection of young, progressive London-based Black women multi-disciplined within the creative industries including, photography, fashion, music and film. Nubian Nights Out was initially created to connect with and have constructive conversations with other like-minded people within the African/Caribbean diaspora in the UK interested in learning more about Black history and identity. To date, there are 505 members signed up to the international networking site Meetup.com where regular events are organised.
Given this group’s strong passion for the Arts, it is not surprising that it serves as the chosen medium to aid in bringing about togetherness among people of African descent within the UK. Nubian Nights Out aims to create and produce their own innovative visual content, primarily through photography and film. Thus, creating platforms to channel this content through their own events and exhibitions.
NNO Presents: Who Taught You? is a title which takes inspiration from the late Malcolm X’s infamous speech Who Taught You To Hate Yourself? and is a platform for reclaiming Black beauty. The exhibition will showcase Black women in a light each subject feels she should be represented in. She owns her image. She owns her confidence. She loves and embraces herself on her own terms – not one set for her by a Eurocentric standard of beauty.
I just got this SOS from a reader who witnessed the incident and says it’s happening right now:
he said,itss happening right now at Adeleke street, off Allen avenue in Ikeja. A thief was caught on the street this afternoon. He broke into a parked Toyota Highlander with his accomplice. They took a phone and while they were trying to make away with it…they were caught. His accomplice immediately ran away but the angry crowd are about to burn the unfortunate one they caught…I left when I noticed they might actually burn this guy. Please post this immediately.
I’m hoping someone steps up in that crowd, the right authorities get to the scene and do something before this man is burnt alive. More pics below.
After dropping a crazy track titled ‘DANGER ZONE’ on 13th april,the lagos based rapper who hails from anambra state impressed his fans immensely with jaw dropping wordplays and punch lines…
Here comes another classic joint again featuring two sick rappers from the house of ‘wolfpack’ TEK RAYMOND who’s popularly known for his rhyming and flippin’ activities,also dropped a single featuring boogey and cartiAir and RAP KULTCHA a talented rapper also a producer who’s been featured in many dope joints.
Kahli Abdu and VHS Safari is an afro-electro group/band formed in Brooklyn, NY and currently based in Lagos, Nigeria. The group is comprised of artist Kahli Abdu, born in Jos, and production duo VHS Safari, consisting of David and Will, childhood friends who grew up together in Washington D.C.
Since playing their first show together in New York in August, 2014, the group has performed over 20 shows around the U.S., released 4 music videos, and released their debut album A.R.T. Project in January 2015. OkayAfrica wrote that the “album spans an array of eclectic songs, all engaging.”
Kahli’s experiences and musical inspiration from Nigeria are a driving force on the album – at times deliberate and other times more subtle having influenced VHS Safari‘s production style.
The group blends 90’s hip hop beats and indie pop synthesizers with rhythms, beautiful melodies, guitar and driving percussion heard in music from Africa. Kahli’s combination of rapping and singing tie everything together with personal stories, and meaningful observations on the beauty and struggles in the world.
On May 5th 2015 Kahli, David and Will embarked on a journey to Lagos, Nigeria. Very exciting collaborations are on the horizon, and the group is also starting work on their second album.
Today, Kahli Abdu & VHS Safari is signed to Chocolate City Music! The announcement was made after their performance of the group at Afrpolitan Vibes last night where the entire team was present to show support for their new additions.
Demolta Productions is proud to present to you Demola Olata performing the beautiful Love Song “IWO“, recorded at De Clique Vocals Studio by Samson Amukunra.
Demola Olota is a Veteran in the music industry, he is well known by top players and has more than 20 years of experience producing and delivering good music. The Song before you “Iwo” (Love song) is not just the normal love song you are used to, With over 20 years of experience in playing for weddings and prestigious events he presents “Iwo” a masterpiece that attest to the level of skill and versatility of Damola olota.
Demola also known “Damota” studied music at the university of Lagos majoring in voice, music theory and choral training . He studied under the tutelage of the globally acclaimed prof. Laz Ekwueme and brought that level of excellence into his Music. For the past 20 years, he has led De clique Vocals/Band and performed for a diverse range of clientele within and outside Nigeria in government, banking, oil & gas, manufacturing, Academic and diplomatic sectors especially the UK high commission as well as the us, Norwegian, french, and German embassies in Nigeria.
Lypsi returns with his first single for the year. The Jos based artiste known for his unique style and relentlessness dishes out this new rendition…”Taking Over” is a sweet melodious song that promises to keep you repeatedly groovy to the end.
FAME also known as Daniel Ose Atuah now doing his masters in United States of America has dropped another sweet, melodious tune called “LET IT RAIN”.
After dropping the hits “Redemption” with the rain maker Majek Fashek, Follow Your Heart and many more, he says he won’t slow down his pace in the music industry. His goal is to ultimately become the number one inspirational music soul vocalist of all time!
“Let It Rain” was produced by the fast rising En’Man.