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‎Ayo Jay releases two new records

Fast rising Afrobeat singer, Ayo Jay, resurfaces with two new hit singles titled “Want You” and “The Vibe”. “Want You”, which has been described as catchy, melodic and a sing-along song was produced by Melvitto, the same producer who produced his mega hit single “Your Number”. “The vibe” which was…

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‘Tekno in New York to sign Sony deal’

Triple MG lead act, Augustine Miles Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, is currently in New York City to seal a record deal with Sony Music. Label bosses, Ubi Franklin, and CEO Upfront and Personal, Paul Okoye, accompanied him on the trip. This was made known in an Instagram video shared…

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VIDEO: Would you join MMM if it returns?

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Olamide’s “The Glory” Album Makes Billboard Album World Chart

Prolific Nigerian rapper and YBNL boss, Olamide, has earned himself a spot on the renowned Billboard charts. His sixth studio album “The Glory” which was warmly received by music lovers around the world especially in Nigeria, hit an impressive position on the Billboard world album chart. The 16-track album which…

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Effyzzie Music Group act, Geniuzz, features Falz in new “Firewood” remix

Fast rising musical talent, Manji Deyin, popularly known as Geniuzz, has released the remix to his previously released single titled "Firewood". The song, which was produced by Echo, features Nigerian comic rapper and actor, Falz The Bahd Guy. The afro-pop singer, songwriter and Nairabox ambassador is signed to Effyzzie Music…

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Yemi Alade releases ‘Sugar n Spice’ video

Effyzzie Music Group songstress, Yemi Alade, has opened her account for 2017 with the official music video to one of her single’s entitled “Sugar n Spice”. The song is the 17th track off her sophomore album “Mama Africa: The Diary of an African Woman”. The award-winning singer or “Mama Africa”…

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Funke Akindele, JJC float new record label, TV show

The celebrity couple, Funke Akindele and Abdul Rasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, have floated a new imprint “S.O.P Records” and a TV show “Industreets”. Funke Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa in the highly rated comic television series “Jenifa’s Diary”, in an Instagram post introduced the newly signed artistes.…

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5 more things upcoming Nigerian artistes take for granted (Part 2)

As an upcoming artiste, you cannot afford to feed your prospective fans half-baked music, poor lyrics and lacklustre music videos. Music business is serious business and to thrive in it, certain principles and false notions must be either upheld or erased. Upcoming artistes in Nigeria need to understand the difference…

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Wizkid, Runtown make Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart

Starboy Music Worldwide superstar, Wizkid, and former Eric-Manny act, Runtown, have made Billboard’s Twitter Top Tracks chart. The chart, which has 50 top songs from various acts across different genres, saw both Nigerian acts making their debut appearances. Wizkid’s song “Daddy Yo”, which was released on the night of the…

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PT MUSIC CHART: Top 20 Naija Songs Released in December

The yuletide season saw some of Nigeria's favourite artistes unleash smash hits to close the curtains for the year. December has been quite an exciting time for music lovers as it saw the end of last year’s Headies and the Soundcity MVP awards. Although not many songs were released in December…

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Wizkid to drop 4 mixtapes in 2017

Award-winning Nigerian superstar, Wizkid, has announced plans to release four mixtapes in 2017. The “Daddy Yo” crooner or Baba Nla, as he is fondly called by fans, had the biggest musical win on the continent in 2016 with major awards credited to him. Though he did not put out a…

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VIDEO: Nigerians reacts to MMM suspension

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VIDEO: Nigerians reacts to MMM suspension

Millions of Nigerians panicked last month following a decision by promoters of deposit money scheme, MMM, to suspend new payouts to subscribers. Many of the subscribers had planned to use their payouts for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. PREMIUM TIMES caught up with some Abuja residents and asked about their…

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5 things upcoming Nigerian artistes take for granted (Part 1)

Home to some of the finest music exports on the African continent, the Nigerian music industry has become a money-spinner. Indeed auditing firm, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, reports that $56 million was generated from music sales alone in Nigeria in 2015. The firm also predicts that the industry’s revenue could shoot up…

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Mayorkun wins Headies’ “Rookie of the Year” award

Davido Music World act, Mayorkun, has won the highly coveted Rookie of the Year awards at the 2016 Headies. The budding act who came into limelight with his thought-provoking single, “Eleko” swiftly won the hearts of music lovers around Nigeria. According to the organisers of the award, Mayorkun amassed the highest…

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Tekno makes Billboard’s list of 10 hip-hop, R&B artists to watch in 2017

Nigerian music sensation and Triple MG act, Tekno, has made U.S. Billboard 10 Hip-Hop and R&B artists to watch in 2017. The Billboard, owned by Prometheus Global Media, is one of the world’s most revered entertainment brands. Despite his controversial disqualification from the 2016 Headies “Next Rated” awards, the award-winning…

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JUST IN: Tekno disqualified from Headies awards

Ahead of the highly anticipated Headies awards, Nigerian music sensation, Tekno, has been disqualified from the highly coveted “Next Rated” category. The award, billed to take place on December 22, was embraced with criticisms from top notch musicians in the industry. Tekno had lambasted the organisers for including him in…

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Emem Isong’s ‘Ayamma’ to hit Nigerian cinemas weekend

This weekend promises to be exciting as various top Nollywood movies are scheduled to hit the cinemas. Emem Isong’s new movie, “Ayamma”, is one of those movies that will be showing in cinemas from Friday. The musical movie under the production of Royal Arts Academy, is produced by renowned Nollywood…

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Winners of Future Awards Africa 2016 named

The 11th edition of one of Africa’s biggest youth events, “The Future Awards Africa” closed its curtains on Sunday December 18 in grand style. The event was well attended by people from various works of life especially from the political, media and entertainment sectors. One of the climaxes of the event…

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Desmond Elliot premieres new movie “Crystal”

The Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju in Lagos will on December 18 play host to a new movie premiere by Nigerian actor, director, and politician, Desmond Elliot. The movie “Crystal”, which was directed by Desmond Elliot and produced by Fehintola Olulana, stars Desmond Elliot, Fehintola Olulana, Femi Jacobs, Dorothy Ohiani,…

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Olamide unveils track-list for “The Glory” album

Following the announcement of the release of his sixth studio album “The Glory”, YBNL boss and prolific rapper, Olamide, has unveiled the official track-list for the album. The album, which is slated for December 26, has 16 tracks with industry colleagues making the features list. Notable mentions are Phyno and…

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Top 10 most searched Nigerian songs on Google 2016

The outgoing 2016 has been quite an interesting one for music lovers. The industry witnessed very interesting events that made headlines from January till date. Some of our favourite artistes were embroiled in controversies, others released groundbreaking singles and some went a step further to release albums. But how much…

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Rita Dominic, Stephanie Linus, others attend premiere of Emem Isong’s “Ayamma”

Award-winning Nollywood screenwriter, director, and producer, Emem Isong-Misodi, premiered her highly anticipated movie, Ayamma, on December 13 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event was graced by industry giants and colleagues including Rita Dominic, Stephanie Linus Adesua Etomi, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Blessing Egbe, Denrele Edun, Alexx Ekubo, IK…

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INTERVIEW: My stance on CAPital hill music, anyHow Records, Chidinma – Tha Suspect

Following his exit from CAPital Hill Music, Nigerian songwriter, producer and sound engineer, David Peter, better known by his music name, Tha Suspect, in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, explained why he refused to renew his contract. Excerpts: PT: Why did Tha Suspect leave CAPital Hill? Tha Suspect: My…

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Davido returning to school

David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has announced intentions to further his education. The prolific afro-pop act, who is signed to Sony Music Entertainment and co-owner DMW (Davido Music World), is a graduate of Music from Babcock University where he pioneered the department. Davido, who is also the son…