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Patoranking, Davido, Olamide emerge biggest winners at Headies

Budding dancehall artiste, Patoranking, emerged the star of the night at the 2014 edition of…

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INTERVIEW: I​ started singing to lure girls — Shaydee

EME artiste, Shaydee - real name, Shadrach Adeboye, talks about his in music, his label,…

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My life as a female drummer – Ibikunoluwa Akinrinde

Ibikunoluwa Akinrinde is a drummer and member of a gospel band in Abeokuta. She specialises…

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Plaintainshun Boiz reunite at Hennessy Artistry 2014

The 2014 Hennessy Artistry ended on Saturday, December 6, following weeks of a club tour headlined by Tuface and Wizkid. The event, which went old-school, took place at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. There were performances by late 90s and early 2000s Nigerian stars including Daddy Showkey,…

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Tanzanian, South African floor Nigeria’s Davido at Channel O Music Awards

Tanzanian artiste, Diamond and South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest emerged the biggest winners at the just concluded 2014 Channel O Music Awards held in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday night Both acts won 3 awards while Nigeria’s Davido, missed out on all the categories he was nominated for. While Cassper Nyovest…

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We need a proper structure for Nigerian music industry – Illbliss

Rap artist, Tobechukwu Melvin-Ejiofor, popularly known as Illbliss, on Wednesday took to social media to applaud the vast growth experienced in the Nigerian rap music industry. He added that rap music has gradually become an ethnic thing, as artistes now rap in their local dialect with the likes of Phyno,…

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Coson remains sole copyright collecting body as court bars MCSN

A Federal High Court in Lagos has thrown out a case brought before it by the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria, MCSN, seeking to restrain the Copyright Society of Nigeria, Coson, from parading itself as Nigeria’s sole collective management organization for musical works and sound recordings. A justice of the…

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Singing pays my bills – Mammy Zinariya

Fatima Mahmood, popularly known as Mammy Zinariya, is a Kannywood singer that resides in Jos, Plateau state. According to Mammy, what makes her songs unique in Kannywood is her modern take of Hausa traditional music. Mammy told PREMIUM TIMES that even before she started singing in 2012, she believed that…

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Why I signed management deal with Chocolate City – Femi Kuti

Afrobeat king, Femi Kuti, on Tuesday said he signed a management deal with Chocolate City because the organisation has great ideas. Mr. Kuti announced signing a management deal with the record label led by Audu Maikori. Femi Kuti, said on twitter, “Signed a management deal with Chocolate city to manage…

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My concert will correct misconceptions about Fuji music- Kwam 1

Fuji musician, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall aka Kwam 1, said his upcoming concert tagged “K1 Live Unusual” will correct a lot of misconception about Fuji music. The concert, which will feature top performers including Tuface and Olamide, will take place at the Eko Hotel and Suites on November 21. Kwam…

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Stockbrokers conference to focus on Nigeria’s entertainment industry

The ever growing Nigerian entertainment industry will be the key focus when the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, CIS, meet for its annual conference. With the theme, The Capital Market: The Key Catalyst to the Development of the Entertainment Industry in Nigeria, the stockbrokers said there was a need for connection…

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Kwam 1, Tuface, Lagbaja set for concert on Nov 21

Come November 21, music legend, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (K 1 The Ultimate) will hit the stage of Eko hotel and suites in Lagos for a star-studded multi-genre music concert, tagged"K1 Live Unusual". The musician who has been performing for 43 years will be performing his greatest hits at the…

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Why I’m releasing an album this year – Olamide

Rapper, Olamide, has revealed why he is releasing a new album just a year after his 3rd studio album, Baddest Guy Ever Liveth, was released. Speaking to journalists on Monday on the upcoming concert for Fuji star, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal aka Kwam 1, Olamide, said music marketers demanded an…

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My next album ‘will blow your minds’ – Vector

Rapper, Vector Tha Viper, talks about the Nigerian music industry, his return to music after a year's break and the controversial MTV Naija best list. PT: After a year's break, you returned with a mixtape, which was quite well received, how would you rate your return? Vector: Like I've always…

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‎‎Kenya’s Sauti Sol beats Davido to emerge Best African Act at EMAs

Kenyan Afro-pop group, Sauti Solas, ha​s been announced as the winner of Best African Act at the 2014 MTV EMA, beating nominees including Davido, Toofan, Diamond and Goldfish to win the category. MTV revealed this on Thursday in a press statement. ‎ Over the years Nigerian artists have had significant…

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‎My album will be the best by any VJ alive- VJ turned singer, Adams

A video jockey turned singer, ‎Adams, has boasted that his upcoming album will be the best by any VJ alive. The Soundcity VJ, who early this year released a single, Whazup featuring Harrysong, ​spoke to PREMIUM TIMES about his career and music. ‎‎ PT:You are primarily known as a VJ but…

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Ogun musician, Faycol dies during own baby’s naming ceremony

A musician, Feyitayo Oyetade, who is famous in her base, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has died. The singer, who goes by the stage name, Faycol, died on Tuesday, the same day as her newborn baby's naming ceremony. Faycol reportedly slumped in the bathroom as she prepared for the ceremony. She died…

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Olamide to release 4th album in 4 years

Rapper, Olamide, has announced his 4th studio album titled 'Street OT', will be released next month, November. The new album, which will be his 4th in in the last four years, features Reminisce, Don Jazzy, Phyno and YBNL starlets Lil Kesh, Viktoh. The multiple award winning rapper, who has remained consistent…

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MTV Base apologises over ‘best Nigerian songs’ blunder

Music channel, MTV Base, has offered an apology to Nigerians over its controversial "best naija songs ever" list it aired on October 1, Nigeria's Independence Day. In a press statement signed by MTV Base's publicist, BHM, the channel's Vice-President, Alex Okosi, said the channel regrets the “misleading” list. "We understand…

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Lawyer blasts MTV over controversial ‘Top 20 Nigerian songs of all time’

An entertainment lawyer, Akinyemi Ayinoluwa, has described the now controversial Top 20 Nigerian songs of all times by MTVBase as ‎reckless journalism capable of putting a scar to Nigeria's music history. Mr. Akinyemi who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES Sunday morning said the list is a disservice to Nigerians by MTV…

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‎Orezi, Patoranking, RunTown, Skales up for Next Rated at Headies Awards

Fast rising acts, Orezi, RunTown, Patoranking and Yemi Alade will battle with more established rapper/singer, Skales, for the 2014 Headies Next Rated category and a brand new Hyundai SUV. Surprisingly, rap star, Mode 9, was missing from the lyricist on the roll category, having won the award for a record…

Zainab Sule

I love to play Soft rock music for the soul – Zainab Sule

Zainab Sule is a soft rock musician based in Abuja. A graduate of Mathematics from the university of Jos, she started performming while still in school. She is currently not signed to a record label but posts most of her songs on her personal website, zainabsule.com and on YouTube. She…

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How you can package religion into a fortune in Nigeria – Solomon Lange

Solomon Lange is one of Nigeria’s most popular gospel artistes, a songwriter and a motivational speaker. He has two popular albums titled ‘Nagode’ and ‘Alheri’ which were big hits in Nigeria, especially the Northern part of the country. Nagode hit the market in 2008 while Alheri was released in 2012.…

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Mafikizolo, Davido, Tiwa Savage top AFRIMA 2014 nominee list

African music superstars, Mafikizolo and Davido, were the most nominated artistes at the first ‎edition of the Pan-African Music Awards, AFRIMA, with six nods each. Davido and Mafikizolo also shared two nominations for their song, Tchelete; Best Collaboration and Best Songwriter. Davido got another Best Collaboration nomination for the song,…

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‎2015: Julius Agwu, 9ice, Kenny Saint Brown, other entertainers seek elective positions

Some see them as unserious. Some see them as jesters. Some think they are never-do-wells but this notion about Nigerian entertainers seems set to change as some entertainers have declared their intention to run for elective positions come 2015. Currently, Tony One Week and actor Rotimi Makinde are the only…