Pepsi Corporate Elite Weekend Takeover: Tekno Now A Pepsi Brand Ambassador And Other Things You Missed!

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It was a night filled with excitement as the Naija Music Show Down, the first event of the Pepsi Corporate Elite, kicked off in mind-blowing fashion.

The major highlight of the event was the unveiling of Tekno as the new Pepsi brand ambassador. Nobody saw that coming!

After the shock and excitement, Tekno thanked the brand for this opportunity and his loyal fans for their support.

 As promised, it was an all Naija affair, with blockbusting performances by some of the coolest artistes in the game; Tiwa Savage, Falz the bahd guy, Flavour and many others.

Amongst the teeming number of Pepsi fans were also celebrities who mingled and rocked the event.

The event started with the blue carpet experience which featured the ever-lively Pepsi Selfie Reporters who engaged attendees with several exciting activities.

The Paparazzi were also present to take stunning pictures of fun-seekers as they partied into the night.

 


It still does not end there though, because tonight is the night for the Retro Black Tie event featuring artistes like Shai, Jagged Edge, Blackstreet and Sisqo.

See more pictures from Day 1 of the Pepsi Corporate Elite event below.

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Jidenna Hints At Collaboration With Top Nigerian Artistes

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Nigerian-American singer Jidenna, at the Vibe.NG forum titled “Community Meeting With The Chief: Album Versus Singles In Digital Era” recently held in Lagos said that his music, lyrics, sounds and collaborations are all geared towards building a bridge between people, races and nations.

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He further explained that it is the reason his songs have a blend of different cultural sounds especially the high-life blend with hip-hop so that all can relate to it.

It will be recalled that Jidenna, recently released his debut album titled “The Chief” which he explained was named after his late father’s title status which he intends to attain through his music. He also revealed that he spent thirty days alone without seeing anyone to write the album.  

He advised artists to see themselves as a small business and the earlier they realize that, the higher their chance of survival in the industry but if not, they could go into oblivion.

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Jidenna said that one way he will push his songs in Nigeria is to do collaborations with Nigerian artists from different genres of music because he is versatile.

“I can decide to do a record with BurnaBoy, Wizkid or Davido,” he said.

Omalicha, a broadcaster and panelist at the forum, commended Jidenna for his album and how he was able to blend different sounds to make it cut across to both his fans in Nigeria and America.

Godwin Tom, Founder, IMANAGE AFRICA and panelist at the forum advocated for a need to educate people more because the more educated people in the music industry the more growth and development it will experience. The forum had panelists from the diverse areas of the music industry in Nigeria from Omalicha, a broadcaster to Douglas Jekan an OAP and Music Enthusiasts Godwin Tom, Founder, IMANAGE AFRICA and Micheal Ugwu, General Manager, Sony Music West Africa.

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The session was moderated by Folu Storms a Broadcaster, VJ and Columnist. Media partners for the event were; MTV Base, Pulse.NG, EbonyLife TV and BellaNaija.

Celebrity guest in attendance are Waje, Mai Atafo, Ono Bello, Godwin Ukaegbu, Muna Okey-Nwosu, Oreoluwa Peters, Makida Moka and Beverly Naya.

At the end of the forum which was held at Didi Art Muesum, Victoria Island, Jidenna was presented with a portrait painting of himself by art students from the department of arts, University of Lagos (UNILAG).

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Mr 2Kay Night Out: Count It All Joy

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With a successful and interesting first quarter, Mr 2Kay, currently on a South-South tour courtesy Christian Brothers Brandy decided to show appreciation to his fans by having a movie night out with some select fans. 
 
It will be recalled that Mr 2Kay, who recently acquired a new car decided to share some of his successes with his ever supporting fans and friends.
The event which took place at Filmhouse IMAX, Lekki, saw Mr 2Kay taking photographs with fans, giving them gifts and the main event of the evening, a movie with his fans. It was a fun night filled with fans and friends, some guests in attendance were Timi Dakolo, Okiemute Ighorodje (MTN Project Fame Winner), Doray.
Nigezie TV was present to cover the event interviewing fans and friends about the Night Out with Mr 2Kay. Mr 2Kay is set to continue his Christian Brothers Brandy South-South Tour hitting Akwa-Ibom State on the 9th of April, 2017.
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Photos: SmadeAfroFest2017 Sparkles As Lil Kesh and Kiss Daniel Lit Up Indigo at The O2

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Friday the 31st of March 2017 was the day two princes of Afrobeats reaffirmed their statuses atop the throne with show stopping headline performances  at this years Smade Events – SmadeAfroFest .

YAGI’s Lil Kesh and Gworldwide’s Kiss Daniel supported by the Compozers band both gave incredible performances littered with monster hit songs to the adoring London crowd .
Dispelling any notion that Afrobeats stars can’t perform live, both headline acts individually performed impeccably alongside the band whilst melting the hearts of the female heavy crowd.
Other highlights on the night was Kiss Daniel bringing out UK favourite Sonaman for a surprise performance and Lil Kesh bringing out Nigerian rap star Ycee who also had the fans on the palm of his hands performing his various hits.
But it must be said that a new star was born on the night with 8 year old dancer Kamia giving incredible solo performances alongside both headline acts to huge receptions each time.
With the train moving on to Manchester on Saturday the 1st of April and Birmingham 2nd of April SmadeAfroFest2017 will go down as one of the Afrobeats concerts and tours that lives in fans memories for a long time to come.
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Iyanya Shuts Down Lagos At Signature EP Unveiling Concert

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Iyanya was at his waist-twisting and torso-baring best on Wednesday night when he unveiled his new EP, Signature. He rolled back the years by performing live songs from the highly anticipated 7-track album on stage at Hard Rock Café, Oniru, Lagos in an Industry Night Special.

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Clad in a colourful camouflage-jacket, Iyanya mounted the stage at midnight and left no one in doubt inside the packed hall that he was well and truly back.

Dressed in a colourful camouflage-jacket, the Mavin Records artist mounted the stage at midnight and left no one in doubt inside the packed hall that he was well and truly back. Like an artist with a blank canvas spread out before him, Iyanya jumped, whined and crooned on the big stage fully aware that it was his night for the taking, and he owned it.

On the same night, his seven-track EP was released online to a global audience and has since dominated discussions on social media. Entitled ‘Signature,’ the body of work was produced by Mavin Records founder, Don Jazzy assisted by Altims and Baby Fresh.

Iyanya has been on a new lease of life since being backed by leading talent agency, Temple Management Company and Mavin Records. As if by celestial conspiracy, the Lagos weather even attested to Iyanya’s new found mojo as it gave way to heavy rainfall that poured while his performance continued safely inside the comfort of the walls of Hard Rock Cafe.

His performance was a medley of songs from his new EP such as Odoyewu, Hold On, Baby Answer, Not Forgotten, Celebrate, Nobody Has To Know, Bow For You and bonus track Up 2 Sumtin featuring Don Jazzy and Dr Sid.

Attesting to Iyanya’s new found vigour, Dr. Sid told the audience something many have never heard about Iyanya. The We Up crooner had joined Iyanya to perform the hit, Up 2 Sumtin. To buttress his point further, Dr. Sid went on to reveal how Iyanya is having a healthy influence on his Mavin Records colleagues.

“Iyanya is the best thing to happen to Mavin Records. He has made the rest of us look lazy with his work rate and I am not saying this because he is here. Iyanya has recorded over 50 songs in less than three months!” Dr. Sid exclaimed.

The most emotional moment of the night came when he performed a sober tune, Not Forgotten, the most introspective song off his EP and inarguably his most personal to date. For a moment, it seemed as if the singer would break down in tears.

At his request, Mavin Records producer, Altims played the piano in the background whilst Iyanya stood still, eyes shot and lost in his own thoughts for what seemed like forever. Iyanya is an orphan having lost his parents two years apart in 2008 and 2010.

For Iyanya’s Mavin Records colleagues, the night was a karaoke session as they sang ever song line-by-line with the musician. Iyanya would later describe the Don Jazzy founded group as a “happy company” and expressed how “blessed” he was to be a member of the biggest record label in Nigeria.

The late evening of fun also witnessed brilliant performances by two Temple Management artists, Gongo Aso crooner, 9ice and ex-winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa, Jeff Akoh. Jeff sang to a live band and served as a more than capable foil to Iyanya whilst 9ice performed his smash hit Living Things.

From a corner occupied by Mavin Records artistes, Don Jazzy danced and sang along happily through Iyanya’s performance. Virtually all the artistes on the label were present including Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, D’Prince, Dr Sid, Dija, Reekado Banks, Poe and DNA Twins. Other artistes and celebrities who came to support Iyanya include Tekno, Sheyman, Reminisce, Uche Jombo and Ebi Onome among others.

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VIDEO: Xcash Anthony – VANITY [Spoken Word]

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Xcash Anthony is a Nigerian spoken word artist and self-empowerment speaker with an interest in social issues.

Born and raised on the East Side of Nigeria, Twenty year old Xcash Anthony (Okparaoka Ifeanyichukwu Anthony), has touched the hearts, minds and souls of millions of people worldwide. By creating positive, inspirational quotes & videos.

VANITY – People are still making the most horrific sacrifices over ‘Vanity’ and make enemies over worthless material things.
Look back at that one thing you want to kill or die for today and see what becomes of it tomorrow.
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Film Review: American Driver

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Moses Inwang’s latest film, American Driver isn’t a film per se, but a promotional reel of material shot along the sidelines of the Golden Icons Academy Awards (GIAMA) which is held in the United States of America.

Which is not to say that American Driver isn’t funny. If you ignore the film’s problems with structure; it starts out as a competition between two characters and then veers off into solo territory with only one of them, only to introduce the second guy midway into the film and then dispatch him off again.

Jack Curry (Evan King) is a bum who ‘’retired early’’, that is to say, immediately after graduating from University. He spends his days sleeping in late and then constituting a nuisance generally, much to the consternation of his frustrated mother.  When Curry’s mama isn’t drinking, splayed on the couch and nailed to the television set, she is nagging him to go out and get a job.

Curry does eventually, at a startup organising an awards ceremony that flies in the biggest movie, music and comedy stars from Nigeria to reward them in Texas. It is obviously somebody’s hustle but don’t let anyone hear you say it out loud. Curry has a job description of noiselessly ferrying the stars from the airport to their hotel rooms and then to the venue of the GIAMAs, but nincompoop that he is, he finds a way to either get entangled in the lives of his high profile guests, or drag them into his own mediocre but adventure filled existence.

The premise is nothing original. Think a reverse 30 Days in Atlanta, with a White protagonist plus more laughs and you have an idea where American Driver is going. The first half is capably done as the screenplay (credited to Patrick Nnamani and Moses Inwang) benefits from bursts of appropriate comic timing. The lead, Evan King is no RMD in terms of acting chops but he has natural comic timing and deploys his charms and physical looks to interpreting the material.

Would that the material were stronger and perhaps Mr King would have been even better. The film begins to go off the rails when the celebrities start to appear. In a series of cameos that go nowhere fast, some big names show up in solidarity to GIAMA, Inwang and Jim Iyke, who is a co-producer on the film.

Nse Ikpe-Etim’s cameo is embarrassing, AY’s is about as AY as you can get; short on laughs but heavy on the Warri boy shtick. Nadia Buhari phones it in as per the usual and singer Emma Nyra is a blank state throughout. The less said about Big Broher Africa’s Melvin Oduah, the better.

Jim Iyke saves for himself a much more significant supporting role but he needn’t have bothered, as he drags his own film down with the kind of juvenile acting that he should have left behind years ago. To be fair to him, the writing at this point of the film leaves little to be desired but someone with Mr Iyke’s experience should be able to lift such mediocrity. He doesn’t.

To be honest at this point, the only reason one is watching is Mr King as the whole plot has pretty much run out of steam and is just driving round in circles until it tapers off at the ending that provides almost no resolution. But watch out for Anita Chris who as a staff of GIAMA and object of fantasy for King’s Curry keeps with the campy spirit of the film and blends in with the material. American Driver could have been better, but it also could have been worse.

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360Review: Life is Eazi Mixtape Vol. 1 (Accra to Lagos)

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Tosin Ajibade, the artiste better known as Mr Eazi was the toast of the past year. He scored moderately successful singles,- by himself and as a guest artiste,- and appeared on a good number of the big albums released in 2016. Life was so good he even put together a Lagos concert in the thick of the December festivities. Everybody loved Mr Eazi, even the Starboy himself,- Wizkid, not the American impersonator.

Till he tweeted.

Something about most of Nigerian pop music owing plenty of its influence to neighboring Ghana. Context is everything and what may have slid by unnoticed coming from another artiste was quickly seized on by the Twitter and Facebook outrage machine.

Mr Eazi may be born Nigerian, but he spent a good number of his music making early years in Ghana while studying for a higher education. He only blew up in Nigeria after making some inroads in Ghana. But do not tell this to Nigerians still holding on to some superiority complex feels that are not necessarily limited to Jollof Rice.

The tweet may have threatened Mr Eazi’s career but it hasn’t derailed it. The release of the Life is Eazi mixtape: Accra to Lagos is proof that Mr Eazi is still swimming along nicely, from coast to coast. He has been a devout student of the Ghanaian underground scene and his sound, refreshing as it is, is merely an update of Ghanaian smooth highlife, by way of Burna Boy.

Accra to Lagos plays like it could have been recorded in a Lagos or Ghanaian studio, for a cosmopolitan audience, and the choice of producers certainly point to that. Ditching his day one collaborator, Juls, the record features a who is who of the most contemporary names in the business. From Nigeria’s Masterkraft, Maleek Berry and Del B, to Killbeats and Adey from the Gold Coast, the record seems designed for pure hit making impact.

But Mr Eazi’s idea of a hit is not the regular upbeat, hip thrusting bang that constitute today’s top ten radio. In this regard, Mr Eazi has bent the rules a bit, luring audiences to his cause with his mid-tempo slow burners. They take their time but they crawl under the skin eventually. Life is Eazi is cut from this cloth. It won’t impress instantly with its brazenness but it may well show some staying power, should his audience show interest in sticking around longer. There is nothing to suggest they won’t.

Accra to Lagos opens with the feel good Leg Over, and the lines, My baby dey confuse me with her bum bum. If the lyrics appear familiar, it is because such sentiments were similarly employed on his bouncy 2016 hit Hollup. Mr Eazi’s method is non-hurried, lazy even, as he seduces with his low hum and attempts at hitting higher notes.

He does not always succeed, like the fast paced Feelings, in which Eazi struggles to keep up with YungJon the wicked, but someone please give him credit for effort. The bulk of the songs have to do with male female relationships; infatuation, seduction, disappointment, betrayal and Eazi just attempts fresher, hip ways to tell the same stories.

His high profile guests are mostly uneven. Blink and be sure to miss DJ Cuppy’s negligible cameo on Fight. Tekno is an epic fail on the improbable Short Skirt, the same song in which Mr Eazi stumbles on the not so bright idea to ask some poor girl to hold me down like a short skirt. Tekno may make you dumber, but to compensate, he almost always guarantees pleasurable hits. This one has no redeeming element. Olamide and Phyno are a tag team on the reductive Life is Eazi and the local rappers obviously inspired the unengaging bonus track, My Baby, an uninspired clone of the Connect-Fada Fada- Abule Sowo corridor.

Business and Tilapia (ft. Medikal) are very much in keeping with the laid back, pleasurable sweetness of Mr Eazi’s earlier work. His is obviously a brand that still needs work; maybe not in style, but especially in substance. The hats, the good looks, the Ghana must go bags inspired costumes may catch the eye but transcending the settling monotone demands hard work.

Not so easy now is it?


Album Name: Life is Eazi Mixtape Vol. 1 (Accra to Lagos)
Artist: Mr. Eazi
Year: 2017
Tracks: 14

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Xavier Dini’s Big Brother Freestyle Takes A Successful Milestone (VIDEO)

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The emergence of the Xavier Dini with his new freestyle titled ‘Big Brother Freestyle’ has shown that the young rap artiste has been one of the best kept secrets in Nigeria entertainment. The flow, bounce, rhymes and dictions on this freestyle were astounding and projected a pure definition of talent.

The analysis made as the approach used in the promotion of the freestyle was prominent on major social media networking platforms where his rap freestyle were shared with new community of music lovers.

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The feedbacks so far have the good (92%) and the bad(8%). The audience were engaged in the conversation, responding to the questions ‘what do you think about this freestyle from Xavier Dini?’ ‘What Nigerian Artiste does Xavier sounds like?’. The response that caught our attention were those directed at the first question above. The conversation on social media gave clear negative views that are checked and reviewed, Xervia Dini will beat and surpass any rap artistes in Nigeria if he can be consistent, better his silent notes and music writing patterns/styles.

The freestyle surfaces during the Ongoing Big Brother Africa, Nigeria Version as social media users were curious if the freestyle was about the #BBNaija. Listen to confirm this talent.

Listen to XavierDini’s Big Brother Freestyle

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360HAWT: Runtown & Sess – Mad Over You (Prblm remix)

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The Mad Over You fever is still very much around.

Runtown aka Soundgod & Sess (the prblm kid) have teamed up to release the remix to one of Africa’s biggest jams since late 2016 and still going strong in 2017.

The Mad Over You (prblm remix ) is an EDM/Afro fusion version of the original smash hit.

Mad Over You (prblm remix) is already garnering rave reviews, premiering on itunes and making it straight to number 1 on the iTunes Top Song Chart with original still holding it firmly at on the same chart at number 6.

There is no doubt 2017 is the year of the Soundgod.

This prblm remix is definitely one to jam all through this weekend and beyond.

Mad Over You has its place firmly in hall of fame of classics released from Nigeria.

This is African Music to the world.

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360HAWT: Runtown & Sess – Mad Over You (Prblm remix)

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The Mad Over You fever is still very much around.

Runtown aka Soundgod & Sess (the prblm kid) have teamed up to release the remix to one of Africa’s biggest jams since late 2016 and still going strong in 2017.

The Mad Over You (prblm remix ) is an EDM/Afro fusion version of the original smash hit.

Mad Over You (prblm remix) is already garnering rave reviews, premiering on itunes and making it straight to number 1 on the iTunes Top Song Chart with original still holding it firmly at on the same chart at number 6.

There is no doubt 2017 is the year of the Soundgod.

This prblm remix is definitely one to jam all through this weekend and beyond.

Mad Over You has its place firmly in hall of fame of classics released from Nigeria.

This is African Music to the world.

Download Mad Over You – The Prblm Remix ”Runtown x Sess”

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B.T.S PHOTOS: krizbeatz – Erima ft. Davido & Tekno

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The hottest Nigerian Music producer, Krizbeatz is taking his brand and career to a new level and from the look of things; he appears ready to keep his name on the lips of many music lovers in the industry for a long time.

Still basking in the euphoria of the success of Pana song, which he produced for Tekno last year, Krizbeatz who has become one of the continent’s biggest producers, has taken another major step towards confirming his leadership status with another yet-to-be released single.

The single, Erima, which featured two of Nigeria’s heavyweights in the industry- Tekno and Davido, is the main discussion in the entertainment circle, especially the music industry.

Apart from the audio of the song which is ready to be released, the visuals were shot in Lagos State last week by Cardoso Imagery and the expectations from the new project are already on the increase.

On the set of the new video, Davido and Tekno, who recently signed a mouth-watering deal with Sony Music, illustrated why they are currently rated as two of Africa’s finest.

The new video and audio of Erima, according to Krizbeatz, who is now rated as “King of New Wave” is due to be released anytime soon. “2017 is a big year already and you can see how we are rolling out the plans one after the other. Erima is a feel-good song that is off my “Producer EP” that will be released anytime soon. I am excited to have worked with Davido and Tekno on this new jam,” he said. He also hinted he has the likes of Runtown, Wande Coal, Sauti Sol, amongst others on the project.

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African Entertainment Awards Calls for Nominations! Announces Trixx as the 2017 Host

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African Entertainment Inc. proudly announces the highly anticipated edition of the African Entertainment (AE) Awards, happening on Saturday August 26, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre located at 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9.

Hosting the fifth edition of the awards ceremony is Frankie “Trixx” Agyemang, an African talent leading the comedy industry in Canada.

Unveiling the theme for the 2017 AE Awards – “Rebranding Africa through Entertainment, the event promises to leave a lasting impression while celebrating Africa’s immense contribution to the entertainment industry across the globe.  This year’s ceremony is set to offer big changes from previous years, including better quality visuals, from the production to the red carpet experience.

Speaking on the objective of this year’s award ceremony, Founder and Executive Producer, African Entertainment Inc., Ibrahim Adekale said, “We are excited to recognize and honor the African talents in the entertainment industry today. Using the AE Awards platform, our goal is to share these creative talents with the world”.

The Planning Committee of the 2017 edition is also working to ensure an increase in local and international celebrities, special guests and personalities from various sectors of the African Entertainment Industry.

The nomination process for the fifth African Entertainment Awards will run from March 1 to May 31, 2017. Potential industry nominees are encouraged to nominate themselves by completing the online nomination form on the African Entertainment Awards website at: www.aeawards.ca.

After the nomination deadline, the selection panel will choose the official nominees in each category, by participating in a series of review meetings to thoroughly assess eligibility of each industry nominee. The 2017 selections panel consists of entertainment professionals with a broad array of knowledge, experience and backgrounds.

Since its inception in 2011, the African Entertainment Awards has rewarded over 150 of the brightest African talents. With the commencement of its fifth nomination year, the award is set to welcome the emerging entertainment leaders into its hall of fame.

AE Awards Categories

Best MC

Best DJ

Best Gospel Act

Best Female Artist

Best Male Artist

Best Single of the Year

Best Breakout Artist of the Year

Best Movie

Best Music Video

Best Promoter

Best Social Media Comedian

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Band/Group

Indigenous Artist of the Year

Media Personality 

Best Promoter USA

Best Artist USA 

SPECIAL CATEGORIES-NOMINEES SELECTED BY PANEL

Award Of Excellence 

Community Champion

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Global impact

Beacon of Africa

 

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES

 

Best Int. African Male Artist

Best Int. African Female Artist

Best Int. African Actor

Best Int. African Actress

African Music Ambassador

Best. Int. New Act

 

All nominations for the international categories must be submitted by April 1, 2017.

 

About African Entertainment Awards

African Entertainment Awards, also known as AEA, is as an annual award show that recognizes individuals who have positively impacted the African Canadian entertainment industry. It is also aimed at showcasing rich African-Canadian culture, arts and entertainment. This luxurious event features a red carpet gala reception, live entertainment, comedy and an awards ceremony graced by elite guests, celebrities, performing artists and business professionals.

 

For more information about the African Entertainment Awards, interviews or media requests please contact:

 

AE Awards Planning Committee

Email: info@aeawards.ca

Website: www.aeawards.ca

Phone: (647) 656-142

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Lagos Court Lifts Ban On Omoni Oboli’s Okafor’s Law

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday lifted the ban imposed on Nollywood producer, Omoni Oboli’s movie, Okafor’s Law.

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According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Lagos Court lifted the injunction today paving the way for the public launch of the movie on Friday as planned.

Lagos Court Lifts Ban On Omoni Oboli’s Okafor’s LawThe injunction was issued by the judge last Friday following a suit by Canada-based Nigerian, Jude Idada.

The injunction and a confiscation order that came with it had stopped the premiere of the film at IMAX Cinema in Lekki Lagos on 24 March, souring the party mood of the scores of guests at the three-legged event.

Idada, while suing Omoni Oboli, claimed the movie was his intellectual property.

In reply, she said the idea and the movie was hers 100 per cent.

Details later….

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Iyanya Releases “Signature” EP

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Mavin Records marquee signing, Iyanya has just blessed us with his brand new “Signature” EP! This release puts a seal on the stellar merger between A-List act Iyanya and Don Jazzy‘s Mavin Records; a union which has largely drawn praise from all quarters of the industry and fans alike.

Signature is a record comprising 8 tracks; 2 previously released singles and 6 brand new offerings.

Production credits go to Mavin Records in-house beatmakers, Don Jazzy, BabyFresh and Altims.

There’s only one feature, and that’s Mavin Records rapper, Poe.

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“Signature” EP (Tracklist)

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Glam And Thrill At The Premiere Of EbonyLife TV’s “Tiannah’s Empire”

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It was an evening of glam and thrilling drama at the IMAX cinemas as Tiannah’s Empire, a brand new reality tv show that will air on EbonyLife TV premiered.

The series follows closely the provocative and exciting life of celebrity stylist, socialite and self-made serial entrepreneur Toyin Lawani as she juggles the many roles she has to play – mother, stylist, designer, friend, music and business executive.

With a variety of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails available for guests, the event began on the red carpet with photo sessions by the renowned stylist who was joined by her family and friends. Guests were then ushered into the screening room where they were shown an episode of the 13 part series.

Known for her risqué personality, the show will explore Toyin’s drama filled life as it unfolds and we will get a behind the scenes look at the chaotic but fun daily routines at Tiannah’s Empire as Toyin tries to hold it all together against all odds.

Tiannah’s Empire, produced and directed by Pris Nzimiro-Nwanah, a senior producer and director at EbonyLife TV will air on EbonyLife TV channel 165 every Tuesday from the 18th of April, 2017 at 9:30pm WAT.

Guests at the premiere include Tiwa Savage, Mo Abudu, Iyabo Ojo, Denrele Edun, Sasha P, Stephanie Coker and many more.

We can’t wait to be entertained!

See photos from Tiannah’s Empire premiere
Tiannah's Empire

Toyin Lawani

Tiannah's Empire

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Mo Abudu On CNN’s African Voices As She Talks Breaking Records, The Audacity To Dream & Why It Is Important To Tell African Stories

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Mo Abudu On CNN’s African Voices As She Talks Breaking Records, The Audacity To Dream & Why It Is Important To Tell African Stories

Mo Abudu On CNN's African Voices As She Talks Breaking Records, The Audacity To Dream & Why It Is Important To Tell African Stories 360nobsMo Abudu is the featured guest on this week’s episode of CNN African Voices. The 30-minute magazine programme premiered on the Cable News Network on the 22nd March 2017 at 9:30 a.m (WAT), with repeat editions scheduled on Monday 27th March (10:30 a.m) and Tuesday 28th March (4:30 a.m.)

Mo Abudu is an award-winning media mogul previously described by Forbes Magazine as one of Africa’s most successful women post-launching of EbonyLife Television in July 2013. The station is regarded as “Africa’s first Global Black Multi-Broadcast Entertainment Network”.

Joining her on the programme as second guest is Siba Mtongana, a South African celebrity chef and host of the Food Network show “Siba’s Table”. She is currently a judge on “Chopped South Africa”, a hugely popular cooking competition in South Africa.

CNN refers to Abudu as a successful woman driven by “perseverance, passion, and positivity”adding that the EbonyLife TV Chairwoman takes viewers “behind the scenes of her empire to see how she creates content that has audiences in Africa and abroad clamouring for more”.

On describing the feature, Ms Abudu said “This is a big moment for the entire EbonyLife TV team and our stakeholders.  So many people have been an integral part of our story – MultiChoice Africa, our sponsors and advertisers, and of course, our loyal audience of millennials. A big thank you to CNN for giving us the opportunity to share our story with the world…”Mo Abudu On CNN's African Voices As She Talks Breaking Records, The Audacity To Dream & Why It Is Important To Tell African Stories 360nobs

The CNN feature comes as EbonyLife TV moves into its fifthyear as the channel of choice in the entertainment category with the expansion of its operations to more Nigerian cities, including Abuja, Lagos and Calabar. The channel today announced its new programming line-up beginning 3rd April 2017, including a slate of Nollywood’s best films, EbonyLife original series and new shows that meet viewer demand for more story-driven content.

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Mo Abudu On CNN’s African Voices As She Talks Breaking Records, The Audacity To Dream & Why It Is Important To Tell African Stories

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Mo Abudu On CNN’s African Voices As She Talks Breaking Records, The Audacity To Dream & Why It Is Important To Tell African Stories

Mo Abudu On CNN's African Voices As She Talks Breaking Records, The Audacity To Dream & Why It Is Important To Tell African Stories 360nobsMo Abudu is the featured guest on this week’s episode of CNN African Voices. The 30-minute magazine programme premiered on the Cable News Network on the 22nd March 2017 at 9:30 a.m (WAT), with repeat editions scheduled on Monday 27th March (10:30 a.m) and Tuesday 28th March (4:30 a.m.)

Mo Abudu is an award-winning media mogul previously described by Forbes Magazine as one of Africa’s most successful women post-launching of EbonyLife Television in July 2013. The station is regarded as “Africa’s first Global Black Multi-Broadcast Entertainment Network”.

Joining her on the programme as second guest is Siba Mtongana, a South African celebrity chef and host of the Food Network show “Siba’s Table”. She is currently a judge on “Chopped South Africa”, a hugely popular cooking competition in South Africa.

CNN refers to Abudu as a successful woman driven by “perseverance, passion, and positivity”adding that the EbonyLife TV Chairwoman takes viewers “behind the scenes of her empire to see how she creates content that has audiences in Africa and abroad clamouring for more”.

On describing the feature, Ms Abudu said “This is a big moment for the entire EbonyLife TV team and our stakeholders.  So many people have been an integral part of our story – MultiChoice Africa, our sponsors and advertisers, and of course, our loyal audience of millennials. A big thank you to CNN for giving us the opportunity to share our story with the world…”Mo Abudu On CNN's African Voices As She Talks Breaking Records, The Audacity To Dream & Why It Is Important To Tell African Stories 360nobs

The CNN feature comes as EbonyLife TV moves into its fifthyear as the channel of choice in the entertainment category with the expansion of its operations to more Nigerian cities, including Abuja, Lagos and Calabar. The channel today announced its new programming line-up beginning 3rd April 2017, including a slate of Nollywood’s best films, EbonyLife original series and new shows that meet viewer demand for more story-driven content.

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#SmirnoffX1FemaleDJ Winner; DJ Tomi Garber To Perform Alongside DJ Spinall At Smirnoff’s Event In New York

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Smirnoff is pleased to announce DJ Tomi Garber as winner of its #SMIRNOFFX1FEMALEDJ search.

The search, in concert, with International Women’s Day is part of the brand’s continued commitment to equalize music and encourage a new generation of female disc jockeys in Nigeria with a target to double headliner quota by 2020.

DJ Tomi Garber emerged as winner from hundreds of entries on social media. Garber’s big break is testament to what hard work and resilience can do in the career of an aspiring disc jockey.

DJ Garber started playing the night club circuit a few years ago before landing various appearances on notable radio stations including Pulse FM and Radio Continental. Her skills quickly earned her fans across the industry, opening doors to short stints at local and international gigs. Smirnoff Brand Influencer, DJ Spinall announced Garber on social media after a poll, he added “DJ Garber is definitely one to look out for! With her passion for music, there is no doubt that she will be one of the hottest DJs out of Nigeria in the future..”

DJ Tomi Garber

DJ Tomi Garber flanked by DJ Spinall and the two runner ups of the #SmirnoffX1FemaleDJ

DJ Garber will perform alongside her isol, DJ Spinall at Smirnoff’s THE LAB event holding in New York City this April. She will also perform at 5 #Smirnoff House parties across Nigeria. She will also get a MTV Base profiling feature courtesy of Smirnoff Vodka.

For 18 and above, Drink Responsibly.

 

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#SmirnoffX1FemaleDJ Winner; DJ Tomi Garber To Perform Alongside DJ Spinall At Smirnoff’s Event In New York

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Smirnoff is pleased to announce DJ Tomi Garber as winner of its #SMIRNOFFX1FEMALEDJ search.

The search, in concert, with International Women’s Day is part of the brand’s continued commitment to equalize music and encourage a new generation of female disc jockeys in Nigeria with a target to double headliner quota by 2020.

DJ Tomi Garber emerged as winner from hundreds of entries on social media. Garber’s big break is testament to what hard work and resilience can do in the career of an aspiring disc jockey.

DJ Garber started playing the night club circuit a few years ago before landing various appearances on notable radio stations including Pulse FM and Radio Continental. Her skills quickly earned her fans across the industry, opening doors to short stints at local and international gigs. Smirnoff Brand Influencer, DJ Spinall announced Garber on social media after a poll, he added “DJ Garber is definitely one to look out for! With her passion for music, there is no doubt that she will be one of the hottest DJs out of Nigeria in the future..”

DJ Tomi Garber

DJ Tomi Garber flanked by DJ Spinall and the two runner ups of the #SmirnoffX1FemaleDJ

DJ Garber will perform alongside her isol, DJ Spinall at Smirnoff’s THE LAB event holding in New York City this April. She will also perform at 5 #Smirnoff House parties across Nigeria. She will also get a MTV Base profiling feature courtesy of Smirnoff Vodka.

For 18 and above, Drink Responsibly.

 

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Ycee Premiers New Music During BBC 1xtra Hosting Debut

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Nigerian rap star and Tinny entertainments own Ycee became the first African act to host a BBC Radio 1xtra show sitting in for the legendary Dj Edu on “Destination Africa”.

During his UK radio hosting debut lasting 3hours in total , Ycee interacted with the listeners entertaining the audience showing a side to the rapper rarely seen whilst playing his selection of the hottest tracks from the continent .

“Ycee“ also premiered a single “juice ft MALEEKBERRY ” and a snippet of another single “bubbly” from his soon to be released EP titled “The First Wave” (out on the 7th of April).

Find below pictures of the historic occasion and the BBC radio link of Ycee”s exclusive premier of “juice and bubbly”.

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CNN’s African Voices Features Mo Abudu

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Mo Abudu is the featured guest on this week’s episode of CNN African Voices.

The 30-minute magazine programme premiered on the Cable News Network on the 22nd March 2017 at 9:30 a.m (WAT), with repeat editions scheduled on Monday 27th March (10:30 a.m) and Tuesday 28th March (4:30 a.m.).

Mo Abudu is an award-winning media mogul previously described by Forbes Magazine as one of Africa’s most successful women post-launching of EbonyLife Television in July 2013. The station is regarded as “Africa’s first Global Black Multi-Broadcast Entertainment Network”.
 
Joining her on the programme as second guest is Siba Mtongana, a South African celebrity chef and host of the Food Network show “Siba’s Table”. She is currently a judge on “Chopped South Africa”, a hugely popular cooking competition in South Africa.
 
CNN refers to Abudu as a successful woman driven by “perseverance, passion, and positivity”adding that the EbonyLife TV Chairwoman takes viewers “behind the scenes of her empire to see how she creates content that has audiences in Africa and abroad clamouring for more”.

On describing the feature, Mo Abudu said “This is a big moment for the entire EbonyLife TV team and our stakeholders.  So many people have been an integral part of our story – MultiChoice Africa, our sponsors and advertisers, and of course, our loyal audience of millennials. A big thank you to CNN for giving us the opportunity to share our story with the world…”

Mo Abudu
 The CNN feature comes as EbonyLife TV moves into its fifth year as the channel of choice in the entertainment category with the expansion of its operations to more Nigerian cities, including Abuja, Lagos and Calabar. The channel has announced its new programming line-up beginning 3rd April 2017, including a slate of Nollywood’s best films, EbonyLife original series and new shows that meet viewer demand for more story-driven content.

 

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