Music

Tony Okoroji

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…

Fati Zinariya

Singing pays my bills – Mammy Zinariya

Fatima Mahmood, popularly known as Mammy Zinariya, is a Kannywood singer that resides in Jos,…

Femi Kuti

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…

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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…

Olamide

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…

VJ Adams

‎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…

Feyitayo Oyetade (Faycol)

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…

Olamide

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…

MTV Base

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…

Akinyemi

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…

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MUSON gets new artistic director as annual festival approaches

As preparation for the 18th edition of the annual MUSON Festival hits top gear, a new Artistic Director, Tunde Jegede, last week, assumed duties at Nigeria’s prime art facility, the Musical Society of Nigeria, MUSON Centre in Lagos. A composer, multi-instrumentalist and musician, Jegede takes over from Thomas Kanitz, a…

Timaya

Timaya set for ‎6th studio album, Epiphany

Dancehall king and hit maker, Timaya, is set to release his 6th studio album, Epiphany, come September 25 after two years since his last musical body of work was released. Epihany, which is a 16-track album includes four additional/bonus tracks which includes Ekoloma Demba, Ukwu and Bom Bom Remix featuring Sean Paul. ‎Artistes featured…

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Davido nominated for MTV Europe awards

Multiple awards winning artiste, Davido, (real name - David Adeleke) has been nominated by the MTV European Music Awards, EMA, for the Best African Act 2014 Awards. The award presentation is scheduled to hold in Glasgow, Scotland, in November. A statement from Bruse Gillmer, Viacom International Media Network (Europe), organisers…

Tony Okoroji

COSON asks BON and IBAN members to respect royalty agreement

The Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, has requested the leaderships of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, BON, and Independent Broadcasting Association of Nigeria, IBAN, to compel their members to act responsibly and meet their obligations under the COSON/BON/IBAN/NBC/NCC music copyright agreement signed in May 2014 without further delay. Speaking during…

M.I Abaga

‎Iceprince, NaetoC, Vector to judge rap battle

Nigerian rappers, IcePrince, Naeto C and Vector have been picked as judges for this year's finale session of the live rap battle competition, Hennessy VS Class. The live radio show will see a host of upcoming rappers go head to head. Episode one and two winners, Vemor and Eclipse, will…

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PSquare, Wizkid release album track list

Nigerian pop artistes, Psquare and EME golden boy, Wizkid, have released the track list and titles of their respective anticipated albums. PSquare will release what would be their sixth studio album titled "Double Trouble" on September 12, while Wizkid will release his second studio album, Ayo (Joy) on a yet…