Pictures: Burna Boy’s Opening Show From His ‘Outside Tour’ At Playstation Theater, New York

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Popular Nigerian Artist Burna Boy kicked off his Outside US Tour in New York on the 6th of May, 2017 at the Playstation Theater in Times Square featuring Special Performances by Swizz Beatz and Jidenna.

Against all odds, Burna Boy treated fans to what is said to be one of his best shows yet produced by Goldenvoice (AEG Live) and W&R Projects.

Enjoy the pictures

Jidenna

Swizz Beatz

Watch the video of Burna Boy and guest artists in concert in New York

Photo Credits: @_enocheshun

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Africa’s #1 Music Service, Boomplay Rolls Out Its Pre-Order Feature!

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​Boomplay Music, Africa’s fastest growing music streaming and download service, has introduced its pre-order feature to content providers, giving its users the opportunity to reserve personal copies of music from their favourite artistes before the music is released.

This is the first time in Africa, a music service will launch the pre-order feature, one that allows content providers to smile to the bank, as Boomplay Music launches yet another way to curb music piracy.

The pre-order feature is available on the latest version v3.1.1 launched on May 2. Users who are using an old version will need to upgrade their app to the latest version either via in-app upgrade or Google Play Store to start enjoying this feature.

With this new development, music lovers can now order for content by their favourite artistes by making payments before it is released, using the various payment options available on Boomplay Music app such as Airtime, Paga, PesaPal etc. Once payment is complete, the users will be notified on the release date.

Offering the pre-order feature puts Boomplay Music in a category of similar music services like iTunes, with the payment aspect positioning Boomplay at an obvious advantage since users can easily make payment using their mobile airtime.

Based on feedback accumulated from beta testers, Boomplay claims the pre-order feature will enable its users to stay ahead when it comes to music releases, thereby making them pacesetters in the industry, since they will always be the first to get, discover and consume new music as it drops.

Joe He, Director of Boomplay Music, stated that the pre-order feature was launched as a result of the many requests from content providers, who wanted to identify their true fans and get the opportunity to connect with them using data obtained through the pre-order sales.

He said: Real fans buy music and will not only look forward to new releases but will also be willing to purchase them prior to time. We think this easy-to-use feature will meet our users’ needs for convenience and being up-to-date. More importantly, the pre-order feedback could also help the artists and labels make or adjust their business plans accordingly and early enough.

Back in January 2017, when Boomplay announced a major milestone of reaching over 1 million installations on Google Play Store, Boomplay’s General Manager for Operations, Oye Akideinde mentioned that the service was ‘actively working’ on some features that will make artistes and music lovers more satisfied with the platform.

Boomplay has rolled out this feature with the release of Seyi Shay’s coming single ‘Weekend Vibes’, which is now available for pre-order here, and will be released to the public on the 12th of May, 2017.

Seyi Shay’s ‘Weekend Vibes’ (pre-order)

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Nollywoodweek Film Festival Announces Partnership With UBA’s REDTV Ahead Of The Kickoff Of Its 5th Edition

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NollywoodWeek Film Festival announces partnership with United Bank of Africa’s REDTV ahead of the kick off of its 5th edition.

The NollywoodWeek Film Festival (www.NollywoodWeek.com) has today announced a strategic partnership with UBA’s REDTV ahead of the 5th edition of the festival which takes place in Paris from May 11-14th, 2017.

“We share a common vision,” says Bola Atta, the Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications at UBA Group. “Our aim is to showcase a positive Africa throughout the world and the NollywoodWeek festival does just that”.

As this partnership grows, REDTV is expected to join the ranks of other major strategic partners of NollyWood Week such as Total, Air France and Angenieux who have supported the festival for several years now.

African Cinema: The Nollywood Week Festival Returns For Its 5th Edition

Nadira Shakur, Co-founder of NollywoodWeek adds that “this is just the beginning of what we expect to be a strong and mutually beneficial partnership, when we look for partnerships we think long term and that is what we envision for our partnership with REDTV as well.”

As a direct consequence of this partnership, the Parisian audience will have an opportunity to get familiar with REDTV’s productions during a special session on web-series scheduled for Saturday, 13th May at 11:00am. Boutique Hotel, REDTV’s francophone web-series, will be screened and presented by Alexandra Amon, producer of the series and a leading actress.

This new partnership is without a doubt a step in the right direction for the future of the NollywoodWeek Film Festival and for the African creative industries in general.

READ MORE: 76, The Wedding Party, 3 Other Nigerian Movies Listed For 2017 Nollywood Week Paris Awards

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Grammy Award-Winner, Lekan Babalola Embarks On Ebo Tour

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Nigerian Grammy award-winning percussionist, Lekan Babalola, has unveiled plans for his 2017 concert series tagged Ebo Tour.

Ebo which translates in Babalola’s native Yoruba language as a ‘traditional offering,’ is a beautiful nexus between the percussionist’s funk music and his Ifa way of life.

The anticipated concert has been scheduled to tour major cities in the UK from June and will be powered by the Sacred Funk project and his agency, Temple Management Company.

The Ebo Tour kicks-off on Saturday, June 17th at Somerfest Festival, Somerset featuring spoken word by Dr. Olu Taiwo. The Sacred Funk train moves to Mostly Jazz And Funk Mosley Park in Birmingham on July 9th.

It makes its next stop in Manchester at Band On The Wall on July 27, 2017. Other schedules include Colchester Arts Centre, Essex on Sunday, September 24thh, Vortex Jazz Club, London on Thursday, September 2017 and The Canteen, Bristol on September 30th.

A protégé of the late Fela Kuti, Lekan Babalola has twice won Grammy Awards with artists Ali Faka Toure and Cassandra Wilson.

Babalola, who is based in Birmingham, UK, is currently touring the world with the Atomic Bomb – The Music of William Onyeabor featuring the likes of David Byrne (Talking Heads), Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Alexis Taylor (Hot Chips) and many others.

EBO TOUR 2017

SATURDAY 17TH JUNE 2017

Featuring Dr. Olu Taiwo –Spoken Word

Somerfest Festival, Taunton High Street, Somerset TA1 3PJ

www.somerfest.net | Tel –

SUNDAY 9TH JULY 2017

MOSTLY JAZZ AND FUNK

Mosley Park, Alcester Road, Birmingham, B13 8DJ

www.mostlyjazz.co.uk |

Thursday 27 July 2017

BAND ON THE WALL

25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ

www.bandonthewall.org | Tel – 0161 830 3891

Sunday 24th September 2017

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE

Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF

www.colchesterartscentre.com | Box Office: 01206 500900

Thursday 28TH September 2017

VORTEX JAZZ CLUB

11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ

www.vortexjazz.co.uk | Info: 020 7254 4097

Saturday 30th September 2017

The Canteen, Canteen Cottage, Henbury Road, Bristol, BS10 7AD

www.canteenbristol.co.uk | Tel – 0117 923 2017

 

 

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Don Jazzy, Wizkid, Davido, Sarkodie, Jidenna Make Forbes ‘Top 10 Richest African Musicians’

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Forbes Africa has released their list of Richest African musicians and our favourite stars are on it.

The list was put together using factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, Influence and others.

Here is the list below:

  1. AKON

Akon has over 35 million albums sold worldwide. He has won numerous awards including five Grammy Award nominations and has 45 Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt. He tops the list according to Forbes Africa.

2. BLACK COFFEE, SOUTH AFRICA

The multi-award-winning artist’s real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo. He was born in South Africa’s house music province, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and raised in the Eastern Cape province, where Nelson Mandela hailed from, before moving back to KZN to study music.

  1. HUGH MASEKELA, SOUTH AFRICA

Hugh was born in Witbank, east of Johannesburg. He has released more than 43 albums and performed with Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and Miriam Makeba.

4. DON JAZZY, NIGERIA

Don Jazzy is ranked fourth richest in Africa and also first in Nigeria. Like many artists, his real name is Michael Collins Ajereh, and he started playing music as a child in church before moving to the UK to pursue his career.

  1. TINASHE, ZIMBABWE-AMERICAN

Tinashe was a child model by the age of three. The twenty-four-year-old sang before she could talk and made her first appearance in 2000 in the film Cora Unashamed. Her voice also starred in the cartoon feature film The Polar Express alongside Oscar-winning actor,Tom Hanks.

6. JIDENNA, NIGERIAN-AMERICAN,

By the age of 10, Jidenna Theodore Mobissonknew he wanted to do music but was afraid to tell his father who wanted him to be an engineer. He is ranked sixth according to Forbes Africa.

7. WIZKID, NIGERIA

Wizkid is arguably currently the uncrowned king of African music. Grammy Award-winning artist, Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, danced to his songs Ojuelegba and Caro, with Keys posting a video on her Instagram account with the caption, “This song makes me happy”. Kylie Jenner also posted a video of herself dancing to Wizkid’s music on Snapchat.

8. DAVIDO, NIGERIA

Davido has claimed a high status in just five years. He said it was people like P-Square andD’Banj who made him believe this was possible. He became famous for his widely acclaimed 2012 debut album “Omo Baba Olowo”.

9. SARKODIE, GHANA

Michael Owusu Addo started out as an underground rapper and through the help of Duncan Williams, his former manager, his career was launched. Staying true to his identity, he is a big advocate of Azonto, a Ghanaian genre that is said to have been born out of Kpanlogo, a traditional dance.

His first single off his fourth album, Mewu, sold almost 4,000 copies on the first day of its release in Ghana. He was also the first Ghanaian to win a BET award.

  1. OLIVER MTUKUDZI, ZIMBABWE

Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi has 65 albums under his belt, more than the legendary Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.

It’s a remarkable career stretching back 41 years with songs that have enlivened parties all over the world. He his ranked 10th richest musician in Africa.

Don Jazzy, Wizkid, Davido, Jidenna Make Forbes List Of Top 10 Richest African Musicians

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Here Is The Complete List Of Winners At The 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards

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The newly revamped MTV Movie and TV Awards, which now honors both big and small projects, debuted on Sunday night, May 7, 2017.

The show was hosted by “Pitch Perfect” and “Workaholics” star Adam Devine, who kicked things off with an over-the-top musical number from “Beauty and the Beast.”

For the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards — known previously as the MTV Movie Awards from 1992-2016 — the network honored fan-favorites in both film and television.

“Beauty and the Beast” took home movie of the year, while “Stranger Things” won the first-ever show of the year award.

Actress Emma Watson, who starred in the Disney blockbuster, won the night’s award for best actor.

“This award is bigger than Jharrel and I. This represents more than a kiss, it represents those who feel like the others, the misfits, this represents us,” Sanders said when he took to the stage.

Here is the complete list of winners below.
Movie of the year:
“Beauty and the Beast” (WINNER)
“Get Out”
“Logan”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“The Edge of Seventeen”

Best actor in a movie:
Emma Watson – “Beauty and the Beast” (WINNER)
Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out”
Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen”
Hugh Jackman – “Logan”
James McAvoy – “Split”
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”

Show of the year:
“Stranger Things” (WINNER)
“Atlanta”
“Game of Thrones”
“Insecure”
“Pretty Little Liars”
“This Is Us”

Best actor in a show:  
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things” (WINNER)
Donald Glover – “Atlanta”
Emilia Clarke – “Game of Thrones”
Gina Rodriguez – “Jane the Virgin”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead”
Mandy Moore – “This Is Us”

Best kiss:  
Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome – “Moonlight” (WINNER)
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens – “Beauty and the Beast”
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard – “Empire”
Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick – “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates”

Best villain:    
Allison Williams – “Get Out”
Demogorgon – “Stranger Things”
Jared Leto – “Suicide Squad”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – “The Walking Dead”
Wes Bentley – “American Horror Story”

Best host:
Trevor Noah – “The Daily Show” (WINNER)
Ellen DeGeneres – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
John Oliver – “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
RuPaul – “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Samantha Bee – “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”

Best documentary:   
“13th
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“O.J.: Made in America”
“This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous”
“TIME: The Kalief Browder Story”

Best reality competition:
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (WINNER)
“America’s Got Talent”
“MasterChef Junior”
“The Bachelor”
“The Voice”

Best comedic performance:
Lil Rel Howery – “Get Out” (WINNER)
Adam Devine – “Workaholics”
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson – “Broad City”
Seth MacFarlane – “Family Guy”
Seth Rogen – “Sausage Party”
Will Arnett – “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Best hero:
Felicity Jones – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
Grant Gustin – “The Flash”
Mike Colter – “Luke Cage”
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things”
Stephen Amell – “Arrow”
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures”

Tearjerker:
“This Is Us” – Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate (WINNER)
“Game of Thrones” – Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) Death
“Grey’s Anatomy” – Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death (Ellen Pompeo)
“Me Before You” – Will (Sam Claflin) tells Louisa (Emilia Clarke) he can’t stay with her
“Moonlight” – Paula (Naomie Harris) tells Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) that she loves him

Next generation:
Daniel Kaluuya (WINNER)
Chrissy Metz
Issa Rae
Riz Ahmed
Yara Shahidi

Best duo:     
Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen – “Logan” (WINNER)
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton – “The Voice”
Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery – “Get Out”
Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield – “Atlanta”
Josh Gad and Luke Evans – “Beauty and the Beast”
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg – “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”

Best American story:
“Blackish” (WINNER)
“Fresh Off the Boat”
“Jane the Virgin”
“Moonlight”
“Transparent”

Best fight against the system:
“Hidden Figures” (WINNER)
“Get Out”
“Loving”
“Luke Cage”
“Mr. Robot”

Trending:
“Run The World (Girls)” Channing Tatum and Beyonce – “Lip Sync Battle” (WINNER)
“Sean Spicer Press Conference” feat. Melissa McCarthy – “Saturday Night Live”
“Lady Gaga Carpool Karaoke” – “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
“Cash Me Outside How Bout Dat” – “Dr. Phil”
“Wheel of Musical Impressions with Demi Lovato” – “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
Winona Ryder’s Winning SAG Awards Reaction – 23rd Annual SAG Awards

Best musical moment:
“You’re the One That I Want” – Ensemble – “Grease: Live” (WINNER)
“Beauty and the Beast” – Ariana Grande and John Legend –”Beauty and the Beast”
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake – “Trolls”
“How Far I’ll Go” – Auli’i Cravalho – “Moana”
“City of Stars” – Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone – “La La Land”
“You Can’t Stop” The Beat – Ensemble – “Hairspray Live!”
“Be That As It May” – Herizen Guardiola – “The Get Down”

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Beat FM OAP, Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru Announces She Is Pregnant

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Beat FM On Air Personality, Tolulope Oniru-Demuren, better known as Toolz, has announced that she is pregnant.

The radio presenter made the announcement via her Instagram page some hours ago.

On her Instagram post, Mrs Oniru can be clearly seen in a picture with her hubby, Tunde Demuren, showing off baby bump at Banky W and Adesua Etomi’s introduction party which was held today.

She captioned the photo: #TreeADem #ThreeOfUs Grateful to God always!!!👪

The pregnancy announcement comes exactly a year since the couple tied the knot at a glamourous event held in Dubai.

The announcement is also coming barely days after Banky W announced his engagement to actress Adesua Etomi.

It would be recalled, Banky W and Adesua Etomi acted as a couple in the record breaking Nollywood movie ‘The Wedding Party’. 

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VIDEO: Yong Flo – Haut les Mains

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On Point Entertainment presents its forefront soldier Yong Flo in yet another chart-topper “Haut les Mains”.

The club banger comes victory song is a special tribute to Cameroon’s Indomitable lions whose victory is an epitome of happiness and unity among Cameroonians home and abroad and also a true story of the “UNDERDOG”. It is produced by Willbeatz.

Yong Flo is a Cameroonian artist based in Detroit, Michigan in the United States of America. He has so far worked with home-based and international acclaimed artists of the likes of Tzy Panchak, Orezi, Eddy Kenzo, Librator among others.

He is also the C.E.O of ON POINT ENT. Yong Flo is presently in the studio with Kimbo and Detox Camer rude boy crafting out new melodies for his audience.

For now, take a deep breath while you listen and watch “Haut les Mains”.

Enjoy!

 

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“F.O.G. Clothings” Presents the “Lagos” Collection

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F.O.G. Clothings which stands for Favour of God Clothings is a new brand which caters for everyone’s fashion needs. It deals with a range of smart casuals such as tee-shirts sweatshirts, hoodies, crop tops and the likes. The wears are of special beauty and rare. excellence. The first release was themed “Lagos” and F.O.G. has shown to have unique style up its sleeve and is surely a brand to be reckoned with.The material is of high quality which makes it a very comfortable.

 





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Celebrate Africa: The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Launch In Lagos (Photos)

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At a Partner Dinner event held at the Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos on the 3rd of May 2017, Canon in partnership with their Nigerian distributor, Jamaica Trading Company officially launched two hero products into the Nigerian market- the EOS 5D Mark IV camera and E-series of PIXMA printers – E474 and E414.

Canon invited its end-users to experience the newly launched products and Canon’s wide range of portfolio.
Also, Canon announced the winners of the ‘Celebrate Africa’ competition same night. The Campaign was originally activated in February 2017, through an online competition where
Canon encouraged people from the African continent to submit images captured by them under any of the three categories: People of Africa, Africa’s Citylife or Africa’s Landscape and Wildlife.
See all the exclusive pictures from the event.

 

CELEBRATE AFRICA

Canon Eos 5d Mark Iv Launch

Robert D. Katz, Managing Director of EINSNERAMPER ACCOUNTANTS & ADVISORS posing in front his favorite selected images from the Celebrate Africa Competition.

Mr Katz, clearly liked this photograph from Oussama Hamdi, one of Canon’s Celebrate Africa’s contestant from Algeria, which is your favorite?


CANON Eos 5D MARK 1V UNVEILING

Canon Eos 5d Mark Iv Launch

Parag Kauangal, Product Manager Photo Videos, Canon Central & North Africa.
Canon Eos 5d Mark Iv Launch

Raul Gabat, Business Developer, CIG Marketing, Canon Middle East

Rashad Ghani, Product Manager, OPP

Mr Rashad Ghani, during his presentation

L-R: Mr Raul Gabat, Business Developer, CIG Marketing, Canon Middle East, Parag Kauangal, Product Manager, Photo Video, CCNA, Roman Troethandl, MD CCNA, Koji Sato, B2C Sales Development & Marketing Director, CANON EUROPE
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Roman Troedthandl, Managing Director, Canon Central & North Africa

Mr Koji Sato, B2C Sales Development & Marketing Director, CANON EUROPE

Somesh Adukia, Regional Sales Director, Canon Middle East

Canon Nigeria and CCNA Team

THE MC’s

Keturah King

Ill Rhymz

IMAGES FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE

Reporters at The Press Briefing

Reporters at the Press Conference

Adewale Yusuf, Techpoint.ng

Mr Somesh Adukia, during his interview session

Somesh during his TV Interview

Guardian Correspondents with the MD of Canon Central & North Africa

DINNER EVENT: Light Refreshment

Décor

The beautiful hostesses

The guys weren’t left out

The hostesses hard at work

 

They shared gift packs.

GUESTS AT THE EVENT

Canon Nigerian Distributor, Jamaica Trading

Canon Partners, Jamaica Trading Ltd

Rashad Ghani & Amine Djouhara, CCNA Team

Canon Dealers at the event

A dealer at the Canon Product Display Area

Taiwo Adediran, Channels Support, Canon Nigeria

Katie Simmonds CCNA, John Obembe Canon Nigeria

 

Roman, Parag and Jayashri Namdar, CCNA Team.

PHOTO ACTIVATION STAND

PHOTO WALL OF FAME & QUIZ SESSION

 

Omotayo Omordia, Country Manager, Canon Nigeria moderating the Quiz session

Picture wall of fame winner

One of the winners of the quiz session

Prizes

Mama won a printer

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RaysMuzik Unveils ‘For Me’ Music Video Featuring Sona and DJ Sean

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British Nigerian musician RaysMuzik may not yet be at the forefront of the UK Afrobeats music landscape, but he is certainly one of the most exciting new prospects within the burgeoning genre. The London-based artist already has over 2 million streams across YouTube and Soundcloud, and garners support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, Beat FM London and Rinse FM, among others.

 

For his new single titled ‘For Me’ and its accompanying visuals, premiered via Complex UK, RaysMuzik links up with fellow fast-rising UK Afrobeats star Sona, whose recent collaboration with Sneakbo, ‘Hurt Nobody’ has 1.5 million views on YouTube, as well as frequent collaborator DJ Sean, after their 2016 collaboration ‘Badda Man’ went on to break the 1-million views milestone on YouTube.

 

Produced by ATG, who has previously worked with Sneakbo, Afro B and Dr. Vades, ‘For Me’ is a lush dance floor filler, led by a thumping bassline and glorious drum arrangements, over which RaysMuzik’s infectious vocals and assured flow take centre stage. The record is further brought to life by its vibrant visuals, directed by Visionnaire Pictures (Big Narstie, Paigey Cakey, Bridget Kelly).

 

Speaking about the inspiration behind his ‘For Me’ collaboration with Sona and DJ Sean, RaysMuzik says, “the record was inspired by a video I watched on Instagram of some friends having fun on a Friday night. I just want listeners to be able to let their hair down after a long week of hard work, whatever their hustle or grind may be, and have ‘For Me’ be their weekend soundtrack”.

 

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PHOTOS: Choc Boi Nation Welcomes Yung L

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Choc Boi Nation is proud to welcome Yung L to the family as the newest choc boi on the label. He would also play the role of creative director of CBN.

CBN is committed to becoming a leading company in the industry & with the increasing demand from fans and music lovers; this led us to look for an addition to the family who will fit in with our ethos of genius and exceptional good music.
It is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Yung L’s calibre to fill this role.

CBN is excited to have him as a part of the family.

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360Hawt: Timaya – Dance ft. Rudeboy (P-Square)

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Fresh out of the Soundbwoy music lab, is another banger by the acclaimed Soundbwoy of Africa, Timaya. This one is titled ‘Dance‘ and it features Rudeboy of P-Square; produced by Orbeat.

ENJOY!


 

 
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African Cinema: The Nollywood Week Festival Returns For Its 5th Edition

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Spotlight on the 5th Edition of the Nollywood Week Festival – 2017

Since 2013, the Nollywood Week Festival, an initiative of the Okada Media Association, has offered the Parisian public the opportunity to view the gems of Nollywood cinema (the world’s second largest film industry).

READ MORE: 76, The Wedding Party, 3 Other Nigerian Movies Listed For 2017 Nollywood Week Paris Awards

The Nollywood Week Festival has also provided access to its popular actors and its talented directors at only 39 euros for the 4 day pass.

The Nollywood Week Festival (www.NollywoodWeek.com) returns to the cinema L’Arlequin in Paris for its 5th edition from Thursday May 11 to Sunday May 14, 2017.

This year’s selection reflects the diversity of genres that now make up this industry. Festival-goers will discover the record-breaking comedy, “The Wedding Party” from Kemi Adetiba, “The Diner”, a drama from the director Jay Franklyn Jituboh, and also “Catch[dot]er”,  a film from the newly styled NollyNoir genre, directed by the British-Nigerian film-maker Walter Taylaur. “Catch[dot]er” will premiere at the closing night of the festival on Sunday, May 14 at 20:30.

This year’s competition has 5 movies in the running to win the prestigious People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Angénieux, one of the leading manufacturers of high quality optic cinema lenses for the broadcast and film industries.

Angénieux will gracefully put its optics at the disposal of the winner of the People’s Choice Award, giving them a chance to combine their creativity with French technical know-how during their next shoot.

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Iyanya Performs With String Quartet, Wows The Palms Shoppers (VIDEO)

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Mavin Records singer, Iyanya gave shoppers at The Palms, Lekki on Monday, May Day something rare and memorable that they won’t forget in a while.

It was another impressive stop in a series of pop-up performances to promote his new seven-track Signature EP put together by Temple Management Company.

A unique quartet with a piano accompaniment roused the attention of busy shoppers with sweet popular melodies.

Setting the tone for Iyanya’s entry, a musical ensemble of four string players – two violin players, a viola player, a cellist with grand piano accompaniment belted out contemporary tunes. It cut a picture of a perfect blend of classical and contemporary.

Within a short time, one-by-one, shoppers began to head in the direction of the music. Sucked in by the beautiful sounds, an excited elderly fan in her sixties could be seen with her phones in hand capturing the scene.

Like an entertainer, Iyanya’s entry was dramatic. The singer stepped down from his SUV into the waiting arms of two violinists and a filming crew. Making their way from the other entrance, an increasing crowd followed the singer as he made his way to the stage.

Iyanya’s entrance sent the audience into frenzy as he kicked-off with the hit song, Bow For You off Signature EP. He rendered songs from his new EP and old hits such as Up 2 Somtin, Hold On, Odoyewu, Your Waist, Kukere, lekwa ukwu among others. In excitement, some of the fans took turns in a dance duel with the musicians but the highpoint was when the elderly female fan challenged the singer.

“I had fun and you could see the excitement was mutual between the fans and I. Kudos to my team, Temple Management Company and everyone who put all these together,” Iyanya enthused.

Shoppers did not let the singer off easily as they formed a long queue to take selfies with the singer. There was also enough Signature EP free CDs to go round.

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Banky W Announces Engagement To Nollywood Actress Adesua Etomi | And She said “Yes”!

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Popular RnB singer, Bankole Wellington, also known as Banky W, has announced his engagement to actress Adesua Etomi.

While the Nollywood actress also took to her Instagram page to reciprocate the gesture, Banky W, who could not contain his emotions, announced his engagement to her today, April 5, 2017, on the social media platform.

R n B Singer, Bankole Wellington A.K.A Banky W, has proposed to Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi

R n B Singer, Bankole Wellington, A.K.A Banky W, has proposed to Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi

Clearly elated, the singer, in his two lengthy posts, revealed when they started dating and when he proposed to her.

His post read: “Dear Susu (part II)  In that time, I got engaged to you in my “made for you” music video and by pure coincidence, we both got cast to get married in the wedding party movie.. but all the while we were the very best of friends. I guess, in our case, real life will now imitate art.

“I’m not sure what the future will bring, but I’m completely sure that I am ready to face it with you by my side. I pray that God continues to build me into the kind of man that you deserve. I love you Susu..

“I feel safe and at peace with you. You mean the world to me. Thank you for agreeing to be my lover and best friend. Thank you for agreeing to be my wife.

“PS: The timing of this may make some people think this is promo for another video, or a movie. It isn’t. Ironically, everyone who has seen us together in art, or in life, always insists that we have amazing chemistry. I guess you can say we have been hiding in plain sight. I fell in love with an Actress. Now my life is a movie.

“In February of 2017, I asked Adesua Tolulope Oluwaseun Etomi to be my wife. She said Yes.”

It would be recalled, Banky W and Adesua Etomi acted as a couple in the record breaking Nollywood movie ‘The Wedding Party’. 

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76, The Wedding Party, 3 Other Nigerian Movies Listed For 2017 Nollywood Week Paris Awards

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Five Nigerian movies have been listed to compete for the “People’s Choice Award” at the 2017 edition of Nollywood Week Paris Film Festival.

The organisers (www.nollywoodweek.com), said the movies include award winning ‘76’ directed by Izu Ojukwu, ‘The Wedding Party’ directed by Kemi Adetiba, ‘Dinner’, a movie directed by Jay -Franklyn Jituboh, ‘Gidi Blues’ and ‘Green White Green’ which were directed by Femi Odugbemi and Abba Makama.

PHOTOS: The Wedding Party Premiere

The prestigious ‘People’s Choice Award’ is sponsored by Angénieux, a leading manufacturer of high-quality optic cinema lenses for the broadcast and film industries.

“Angénieux will gracefully put its optics at the disposal of the winner of the People’s Choice Award, giving them a chance to combine their creativity with French technical know-how during their next shoot.”

The Nollywood Week Paris Film Festival, which started in 2013, is organised by Okada Media, an organisation based in Paris, France.

It showcases the best of the Nigerian film industry with the aim of finding a larger audience and more sustainable distribution system for quality films.

The festival offers festival-goers a chance to discover a dozen movies selected by a jury of professionals.

“76” Biggest Winner At #AMVCA2017 | See Full List Of Winners

Nigerian filmmakers are encouraged to submit short films, feature films, animations and Nigerian television series for consideration.

Musical performances, as well as seminars and workshops dedicated to the African cinema industry, have been lined up to enrich the annual event.

The Festival ends with the traditional presentation of the Nollywood Week People’s Choice Award, which rewards some of the best talents of African cinema.

The festival is scheduled to hold from Thursday, May 11 to Sunday, May 14 at Cinema l’Arlequin in Paris, France.

(NAN)

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AU Unveils 2017 AFRIMA Calendar In South Africa As Entry Submission Opens On May 8

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The African Union Commission, AUC, has formally unveiled the 2017 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA calendar at the World Media Unveiling event held on Tuesday, May 2 at The Maslow Hotel, Sandton, South Africa. 

The ceremony was attended by AU officials, members of the International Committee of AFRIMA, past AFRIMA winners and nominees from Southern African, media executives in Southern Africa and other stakeholders in the creative/entertainment industry in Africa.

During the unveiling, President/Executive Producer, AFRIMA, Mr. Mike Dada, made known that the first activity on the continental awards event calendar is submission of entries which opens globally on Monday, May 8 and submission closes on Monday, July 17, 2017.

Mr. Dada advised artistes, managers, producers, record label owners, video directors, publicists and entertainment/music journalist to submit their works or those of their artistes within the stipulated timeline in order to stand a chance at the awards.

‘’Irrespective of how popular an artiste or their works are in Africa, failure to submit for the awards means their chances of being nominated for AFRIMA 2017 is practically non-existent,”, Dada pointed out.

While delivering the African Union opening address at the event, Head of Culture Division, African Union Commission, Ms. Angela Martins, thanked the government of the Republic of South Africa and the people for receiving the AUC and AFRIMA for the calendar unveiling.

She added: “We would like to hail the All Africa Music Awards initiative for the laudable impact it has for its three editions (2014, 2015 and 2016). AFRIMA has been able to mobilize millions of people and renowned artistes from the five (5) regions of Africa’’.

Speaking further about the partnership with the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA and the African Union Commission, Ms Martins said: ‘’We wish to thank AFRIMA for allowing us to popularize this continent policy tool on its platforms and we call upon all of you here present to assist in popularizing these continental tools’’.

Some of the attendees during the unveiling were African music stars such as: Wax Dey; Sjava; Buffalo; Mi Casa; Busiswa; The Soil; Heavy K; Ugly Priddy; Cindy Munyavi and Fungisia amongst others. Other music industry stakeholders present included: MD, Africori Digital Music Solutions, Mr. Yoel Kenyan; MD, Content Connect International, Mr. Munya Chanesta; Group Manager, Africa Sales and Marketing, Sun International, Ms. Jennifer Beattie; Director, Vth Season Management and Ms. Ninel Musson to name a few.

The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, is a music property developed to celebrate, reward and showcase the rich musical culture of Africa, stimulate conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the globe about the great potential and values of the African culture and artistic heritage for the purpose of creating jobs, reducing poverty, calling attention of world leaders to Africa and promoting the positive image of Africa to the world.

AFRIMA is centred on the promotion and marketing of African music and is by far the largest gathering of such magnitude of stakeholders in Africa and hosting is earnestly sought by different African countries due to the great leveraging opportunities that the platform provides.

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Chocolate City about to Unveil Their Newly Signed Artist, Guess Who?

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Chocolate City is a Nigerian record label Generally regarded the biggest and most successful indigenous urban record labels in Africa.

Chocolate City Music is one of the biggest entertainment conglomerates in Africa, The label is home to recording artists such as M.I, Femi Kuti, Ice Prince, Nosa, Jesse Jagz, Victoria Kimani, Dice Ailes, Koker, Ruby Gyang, DJ Lambo, Qritiqal, Loose Kaynon and Ckay.

Under the leadership of MI, Chocolate City has been on the Move Towards creating a standard music delivering to their music lovers and also Aim to provide Serial hit makers (Artiste that think outside the box).

Few hours back, M.I took to his Instagram page to share a Guess-Wise video which he revealed all the previous and some still signed artiste, but Yet to unveil the Unknown new signed act.

Here everyone is expected to Give a wise Guess..! The Nigerian Entertainment is at a stage of Do-I-See, Which every artiste aim is to record a hit single, and keep the Brand flying. The video shared by M.I Keep all doubts as it seems hard to give a wise guesses about something that is not known.

We at 360nobs as decided to Give a Guess-Try as out selected Artiste is – YUNG L.

Christopher Omenye aka Yung L, is a dynamic artist with proficiency in singing, song writing, “mouth” flute and drumming. He has worked with some of the industry’s heavy weights in various capacities, namely M.I, Jesse Jagz, El Dee the don,Ice Prince,MoCheddah, Wizkid, A1 amongst others.

Yung L is an artist under Grip Music and also the acting president of the label. Grip Music comprises of individual artists Yung L, Endia, J.Milla and Chopstix, who collectively are known as the Grip Boiz.

With recent Ground-Breaking collaboration, Yung L As moved from the Previous Level of recognition straight down to the Higher level. His Unique sound and style of music has influenced Uprising artiste and also increases his Fan base as well.

Guess-Wise not to be concluded we still await the final unveiling of the artiste who is newly signed to Chocolate City, and You can as well drop your comments on your own Artiste in mind which we can place to our own Watch-out in review.

Watch the video clip shared by M.I – Below:

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A post shared by mi_abaga (@mi_abaga) on May 2, 2017 at 7:59am PDT

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Ortiz: I’ll Knockout Joshua In Eight Rounds

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Luis Ortiz is quite certain he needs just eight rounds to beat Anthony Joshua, if he is confirmed as the mandatory challenger for the WBA ‘super’ title.

The undefeated Cuban boxer saw some weaknesses in Joshua, which Klitschko exposed in his loss.

“I feel more than ever that I will KO Joshua within eight rounds,” he told boxingscene.com.

“I also feel that after Klitschko dropped Joshua with one punch that Eddie Hearn will never let Joshua get in the ring with me.

“To me, Klitschko let him off the hook. I wouldn’t have. I would have had him out of there in that sixth round.”

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360Hawt: Toofan – Ma Girl Ft. Patoranking

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The music duo and crooner of Gweta and Tere Tere, Toofan serves us a tune titled Ma Girl featuring Patoranking. Toofan has been nominated twice at MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Francophone Act and is one of the Biggest acts from Francophone West Africa. The song is currently available on iTunes and other platforms. Download and Listen


 
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VIDEO: Mr Eazi – Feelings

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Off his well-received mixtape – Accra To Lagos; Mr Eazi divulges the October 2016 shot visuals for the Young Jonn produced joint dubbed “Feelings“.

Shot in South Africa by Uprooted Media; peep the video below.

 

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360Hawt: Dr Sid – Greater Things (prod. Baby Fresh)

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Mavin Records’ very own Dr Sid comes through with yet another personal tune dubbed “Greater Things”.

Dr Sid on the Baby Fresh produced joint speaks on his past, present, and possibly, his future status.

It’s no news that; Sid was ridiculed and even called names.

In the song, he sings Gone are the days when no money for pocket // It has passed away O // Before dem dey yinmu for me // It has passed away O.

The joint not only serves as a testimony for Dr Sid, but it’s also a release to mark the birthday of the We Up crooner.

Listen to Greater Things by Dr Sid below

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360Events: Who’s Ready for Asa Live in Lagos Encore?

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All is set for the sophomore live music – Asa Live In Lagos Encore – concert fronted by songstress, diva and all round superwoman Asa.

With only a few hours to go till the scheduled event, the excitement to see our darling Asa live in concert, almost a rarity in these parts is climbing towards fever pitch levels.

Having begun her career in Lagos, about 10 years ago with the release of her eponymous debut album, Asa has since gone on to conquer the world music scene, winning laurels and setting stages and festivals afire with her brand of home brewed neo-soul and relatable songwriting.

READ Asa Live In Lagos Encore: The Return, The Love, The Celebration

On May 1, 2016, Asa brought her live concert to Lagos for the first time in her career and the interest generated by that splendid outing has birthed this follow up, Asa Live in Lagos Encore.

Come 6pm at the Eko Hotels and Towers, Asa will be performing classics from her formidable repertoire, backed by her live band, plus a 30-piece orchestra put together by Vesta Violins.

Check Out our curated playlist – From “Jailer” to “Moving On”; Soar High With Aṣa

Her first album, Asa was released in 2007 and she has followed through with Beautiful Imperfection (2010), and Bed of Stone (2014), and she is currently working on her next album.

Watch Asa Live in Lagos Encore

All Asa’s albums and the album, Asa Live in Lagos is available on all digital streaming platforms including music + and Boomplayer.

Read: See Asa and Die: Review of Asa Live in Lagos Concert

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