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Lioness Oyinbo

I’m the first white singer signed to a Nigerian label- Lioness Oyinbo

Lioness Oyinbo is a blogger, journalist, fiction writer and singer. The entertainer whose real name…

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T​aylor Swift named Global recording artist of 2014

American singer, Taylor Swift, has been named the 2014 International Federation of the Phonographic Industry,…

Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy says Reekado Banks’ Kataput not dis at Dbanj

Mavin boss, Donjazzy, has denied insinuations that Reekado Banks’ single, Katapot, was intended as a…

Sam-Smith

Sam Smith wins big at Grammys 2015

The Grammys 2015 took place at Staples Centre Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8. British born singer and songwriter, Sam Smith won big, taking home four awards in four major categories. The categories were Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for his hit song Stay With…

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Beyonce, Sam Smith, Pharell top Grammys 2015 nominees’ list

The event is set to hold at the Staples centre, Los Angeles California on February 8. At the top of the nominees list this year with six nominations are Beyonce, Sam Smith and Pharell Williams. Other nominees include Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Wiz Kalifa, Nicki Minaj and many others. See…

DBanj

D’banj celebrates 10th year anniversary

Afro-pop star, D'Banj, kicked off the celebration of his tenth year anniversary as an artiste in Lagos with a party attended by fans with a quick appearance by American celebrity, Amber Rose. The show ‎which held at Oceanview, Victoria Island, Lagos,‎ started late- 12:30 am against the stated 7pm. Tickets…

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Nigeria2015: Fuji musician, Pasuma, calls for violence-free elections

As the general election draws closer, popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Alabi Odetola, popularly known as Pasuma, has called on all Nigerians to ensure a violence-free poll. Pasuma, who has over 35 albums to his credit, made this call while speaking with a radio station in Aarhus, Denmark, Planetmundus.com , about…

Davido

Davido releases single, video, The Sound

Davido kicks off 2015 with the release of ‎The Sound, featuring South Africa's Uhuru and Dj Buck. The Sound, a single off his untitled sophomore‎ album was produced by Uhuru and Shizzi‎. In the video shot by Sesan in Dubai, Davido goes sky diving, ‎jumping out of a plane, He…

DBanj

I’m not broke; have a deal with Apple – D’banj

Nigerian artiste, D’banj, has denied rumours that he is broke. D’banj, who in 2012 left the record label he co-founded, Mo’Hits, following conflict with his partner Don Jazzy, has been rumoured to be on the brink of financial ruin. Critics have also lambasted him for failing to produce a hit…

D'Banj

“He was jealous” – D’banj blames Dr Sid for Mo’hits split

Nigerian artiste, D’banj has blamed Dr. Sid for the rift between Dbanj and his former partner, Don Jazzy, which led to the break-up for their famous label, Mo'Hits. Dbanj recently spoke on the show, The Truth With Olisa, the video of which PREMIUM TIMES retrieved from YouTube. The Kokomaster, as…

Kee

God instructs my music – Kee

Kee is a gospel artiste from a musical family. He is the second of three children in his family. His passion for gospel music has heightened since he joined the choir at 10 years old and has not looked back since. PT: Tell us about yourself! Kee: My name is…

Nigeria’s music, film industry regressing –​ ​​Veteran Manager, ​Biosah

A veteran artiste manager, Dili Biosah, says Nigeria’s music and film industries are regressing in contrast to applauses they are receiving. Speaking in an interview in Abuja, he observed that the industries ought to have gone beyond their present status. He said that with technology, sounds are now clearer but…

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5 Nigerian artistes fans expect new albums from in 2015

2014 is gone with its disappointment and 2015 is fresh, full of hope. PREMIUM TIMES takes a look at five Nigerian artistes who need to release an album in 2015 to continue their rise, end long droughts or make up for dismal efforts in 2014. ‎ Wande Coal The former…

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Davido, Shoki, 30 Days in Atlanta, other​s​ top entertainment news in 2014

PREMIUM TIMES takes a look at the winners and losers of 2014 in Nigerian entertainment. Winners Davido: The multiple award winning afro pop sensation, Davido, ruled the airwaves with his music and crowned it with awards and endorsements. With his 2013 hit single, Skelewu, still fresh, he released the monster…

Praiz

Why I have a double CD debut album- Praiz

The 2008 MTN Project Fame runner up, Praiz -real name, Praise Adejo - has finally released his debut album after several hit singles. The album, titled after one of his hit singles, Rich & Famous, was released as a double CD album. Praiz, who is signed to the label, X3M,spoke…

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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 the Headies Awards which took place at Eko Hotel and Suites on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Patoranking, who became well-known in 2014, won three awards: Best Collabo alongside WizzyPro, Skales and Runtown on the hit,…

Shaydee

INTERVIEW: I​ started singing to lure girls — Shaydee

EME artiste, Shaydee - real name, Shadrach Adeboye, talks about his in music, his label, and hitting the limelight. ‎ PT: Tell us about yourself. Shaydee: I'm the second child in a family of four. I was born in Kano state but moved to ​Lagos at an early age with…

Ibikunoluwa Akinrinde

My life as a female drummer – Ibikunoluwa Akinrinde

Ibikunoluwa Akinrinde is a drummer and member of a gospel band in Abeokuta. She specialises in playing the talking drum. She talked to PREMIUM TIMES about her passion for drumming and inspiration. PT: Tell us about yourself. Ibukun: I am the first child in a family of six. I have…

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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,…

Davido

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,…

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 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…

Fati Zinariya

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…

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 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…

Kwam 1

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…