A  very catchy documentary was released narrating the life of Wizkid before he came into the limelight. This narration was done by a  Canadian presenter, Micheal Mccrudden.

Nigerian-International singer,” Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun” popularly known as Wizkid was born on the 16th of July 1990.

According to him, he grew up in the ghetto part of Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos.

Wizkid is from an extended family. His father had three wives, he had twelve female siblings

Music was already a big part of wizkid’s life since he was very young as he grew up listening to music from legends like; Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, etc.

Wizkid started writing songs at a very young age under the name Lil prince. He also had a church group called “The Glorious Five”. They dropped an album for the church, before splitting.

After, the split, he became “Wizkid”. He would go to studios and watch how music was made. He was mentored by singer Naeto C at the age of 15.

Watch the full documentary below;


Pornhub recorded 741,000 searches for the term ‘Joker’ in the four days following the film’s release.

Since its release in the United States on Friday October 4, Todd Phillips’ Joker has dominated the box office, while also breaking a rather more… unusual record. In the four days following the film’s release, Pornhub recorded 741,000 searches on the term “Joker”, according to TMZ. More specifically, the site saw a peak of activity on Sunday, with 291,628 searches. So there you have it. You’re being watched.

In 2016, a similar phenomenon was observed following the release of Suicide Squad, with the character of Harley Quinn appearing to become porn consumers’ latest fantasy.

Consequence of Sound explains that internet users might just have searched for “Joker” because they were looking for content related to the movie. Warning: looking for content on the site could spoil the movie for you if you haven’t seen it yet… 


Stormzy talks Racism & Rap Culture On the Cover of Time Magazine’s “Next Generation Leaders” Issue

Ghanaian British rapper Stormzy is part of Time magazine Next Generation Leaders issue. In the cover feature, the “Shut Up” singer talks to the American publication about racism, the rap culture in the UK and how he became one of the leading voices of change in the industry.

They’re always a bit shocked that there’s academic brilliance in a young black South London brother with a street background. If you saw a group of lads outside the chicken shop on push-bikes, I’m sure a lot of them are academically brilliant. Little did you know!

Time say that the success for Stormzy whose real name is Michael Omari didn’t come overnight. They add that he had to do odd jobs before getting his big music break.

Success didn’t come overnight. At 20, he got a job on an oil rig in the English port city of Southampton, and he remembers writing lyrics on Post-it notes while working. Within a year he made the decision to quit his job and pursue music full-time. It was 2014. “I don’t remember a crazy feeling of fear,” he says. “I remember feeling very sure that I’m a good MC. I didn’t ever feel stuck or at a dead end.”

Now riding the crest of his fame, Stormzy is determined not to pull the ladder up behind him. Instead, he is dedicating himself to bringing greater visibility to a wider community of black musicians, artists and creators in Britain.

Click here for the full feature in Time magazine.

Photo credit: Time

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Big Brother Naija, BBNaija top finalist, Seyi has publicly apologised to Thelma over comment on her late brother.

It would be recalled that Seyi during a rift with Thelma said her late brother has taken all her glory to the grave.

Thelma said Seyi’s statement about her late brother affected her mum.

She wrote on her Instagram page, ”I love what Tacha said to Seyi, I mean Seyi the grandson of Awolowo, Thanks for speaking Tacha.

‘So many people are acting like they have forgotten, you won’t believe that Seyi’s comment about my late brother affected my mother and I kept mute all these while.”

Speaking with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, official host of BBNaija, Seyi tendered his sincere apologies to Thelma.

He said: “That was the dark side of me when I abused some housemates.

“I did not speak directly to Thelma but I apologize to Thelma for the insult and also to Frodd.”


Veteran Nigerian singer, Sky B popularly known for his 2000s hit, “Ma Bebe” is dead.

Although his cause of death cannot be ascertained at the moment as there are mixed reports of him dying from an accident, whiles claim it was a heart attack.

According to Instablog9ja, he was pronounced dead at Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State. The cause of death was said to be a heart attack.

You might remember him as the rapper who dropped the 2007 hit, ‘I’m Calling’ and other hits like ‘You Promised Not To Go’ ‘Pray For Me’ and ‘Here I Am.’


BBNaija season 4 tagged ‘Pepper Dem’ winner, Mercy Eke has maintained that her love affair with Ike is more than the BBNaija house romance.

When asked about their relationship outside the house, she said: “What I share with Ike is more than BBNaija. It’s bigger”

Mercy gave the answer at a press briefing on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 while revealing her true feelings towards fellow housemate, Ike.

Speaking further, Mercy stressed that the lowest moment in the house was when Ike was evicted in the 13th week after spending a total of 92 days in the BBNaija Pepper Dem house.

“My lowest moment in the BBNaija house was when Ike was evicted and my highest moment was when I was announced the winner of BBNaija 2019 Pepper Dem,” Mercy stated.
While still basking in the euphoria of her victory, Mercy said she was short of words when the host of the show announced her as the winner of Season 4 of BBNaija.

She went on to say she’s grateful for the organisers of the reality TV show and thankful to all the housemates, her family, and fans that stood by her even when she displayed her other side.

“I want to thank the organisers of BBNaija 2019 Pepper Dem season 4, the sponsors, housemates, my fans, and family, who stood by me even when I showed my craze,” she said.


Tiwa Savage has finally addressed the issue of her alleged relationship with Wizkid, saying they are friends with benefits.

Tiwa Savage spoke during an interview with Beats FM, after she was asked if she was seeing any man since her marriage with TeeBillz crashed.

Recall that there have been wide speculations that Wizkid and Tiwa Savage are in a romantic relationship.

According to the former first lady of Mavin records, she is a friend with benefit to the star boy because they do music and attend ‘public and private’ shows together.

Asked why she is still single, she said there is no exact reason but it’s just where she has found herself.

The beautiful mother of one further revealed that men do not slide in her DM to try wooing her.

She said: “you know when people say men slide into their dms….nobody slide into my dms, people only do to ask for school fees, I don’t get naughty pictures”

Watch video below:


Tacha‘s management has been accused by s*x therapist, Jaruma, of embezzling funds which were raised by fans and some celebrities for the support of the reality star.

According to Jaruma, the money which was raised and sent to Tacha’s account are nowhere to be found.

She took to her Instagram page this afternoon to reveal that Tacha’s management have been lying over the money that was donated to her.

Recall that Tacha had earlier debunked viral claims about her management embezzling funds and making away with all her money.

Well, right now it seems that there’s more to the story than we know.

Listen to voice note below:


Adekunle Gold has just told us there’s no slowing down for him after releasing ten tracks this year.

He said he’s just getting started and everyone should get ready for his 3rd album titled “Afro Pop”.

He wrote: “When they say drop another one but I’ve dropped 10 this year. And we are just starting. Get Ready for my 3rd album “Afro Pop”.


Desiigner Continues To Beg For His Release From G.O.O.D Music

Desiigner hasn’t had a hit in nearly three years at this point. “Panda” and “Timmy Turner” were cool but he failed to release anything else that really captivated the masses like those two songs. Come to think of it, he hasn’t really released anything in a long time but that not be his fault. The rapper took to Twitter today where he demanded to be freed from his record deal. “FREE ME FROM THIS LABLE,” he wrote.

The rapper has been signed to Desiigner for Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music and Def Jam in 2016 where he made his formal debut on The Life Of Pablo cuts, “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 2” that sampled “Panda” and “Freestyle 4.” Since then, his career’s been on a slow decline. He previously took issue with Def Jam on Twitter but earlier this year, he made his issues with G.O.O.D Music, Kanye West specifically, public. 

“Nobody’s doin’ this shit for me, bro. Nobody,” Desiigner said. “I had signed to Kanye West — y’all n***as think he’s a genius. Y’all think that n***as shit. But to me, nigga, that nigga’s crazy, nigga. To me, nigga, I’ve been doing this shit myself,” he continued. “To me n***a, I brought G.O.O.D. Music back, n***a, and everybody know that.”

He continued to fire shots at Kanye West on his remix of Blueface’s “Thotiana.”

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Love him or loathe him, Chris Brown continues to prove himself the preeminent male R&B artist of the 2010s – a feat underscored by the enduring success of his latest Hot 100 hit, ‘No Guidance.’

A collaboration with former nemesis Drake, the Vinylz-produced tune – which debuted at #9 upon its June 2019 premiere on the chart –  marked a personal milestone for Brown as it became his first top 10 hit (as a leader) since 2013’s ‘Loyal.’  

Now, it’s pressing its way toward #1 as the tally’s refreshed list shows ‘Guidance’ has danced its way into the top 5.

Found aboard the Grammy winner’s latest album, ‘Indigo,’ the bop rose on this week’s chart thanks to a handsome mix of streaming (32.8 million), radio impressions (62 million), and digital sales (6,000).

Billboard reports:

“Chris Brown’s “No Guidance,” featuring Drake, reaches the Hot 100’s top five, rising 7-5 and besting its prior No. 6 high; it debuted at No. 9 on the June 22-dated chart and has spent all but two of its 16 weeks on the list in the top 10.

Brown earns his first top five Hot 100 hit in over 11 years, since “Forever” ranked at No. 4 on Sept. 20, 2008, after reaching No. 2. His four other top five entries: “No Air,” with Jordin Sparks (No. 3, 2008); “With You” (No. 2, 2008); “Kiss Kiss,” featuring T-Pain (No. 1 for three weeks, 2007); and “Run It!” (No. 1, five weeks, 2005).”


Lil Nas X is living his truth and turning up the volume on his story pre the colossal success of ‘Old Town Road.’

During a candid interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, the 20-year-old opened up about his struggles rationalising his sexuality during his teen years.

And how, for a long while before he came out, he spent significant periods trying to pray away the gay.

His emotional sit-down awaits below…

Per Nas’ interview, it’s clear he’s now trying to use his platform to help those struggling – internally or because of bullying from others.

Kudos to him.


On September 21, 2019, Nigeria’s biggest and most prestigious music award show, The Headies, opened its doors to receive entries for its 13th music award with this year’s edition themed ‘The Power of A Dream’.

The year in review was announced as January 2018 and June 2019. The award show is scheduled to hold October 19th, 2019.

Running for over a decade, the 13th Headies award will feature 23 unique categories in recognition of Africa’s finest artiste. 

This includes; Best Recording of the Year; Best Pop Single; Producer of The Year; Best Rap Album; Best R&B/ Pop Album; Best Collabo; Best Rap Single; Best Vocal Performance (Male); Best Vocal Performance (Female); Next Rated; Hip Hop World Revelation; and Lyricist on The Roll.


A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artiste or group in the year under review.

1. Adekunle Gold – Ire

2.  Patoranking – Heal D World

3. Brymo – Olanrewaju

4.  Teni – Uyo Meyo

5. Burna Boy – Ye


A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group).

1.  ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy

2.  ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD

3.  ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

4.  ‘Case’ – Teni

5.  ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

6.   ‘Baby’ – Joeboy


An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

1.      Phantom – ‘Ye’ by Burna Boy

2.      Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema

3.      Spellz – ‘Askamaya’by Teni

4.      Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and Wizkid

5.      Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan


A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

1. ‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz

2.   ‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

3.      ‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga

4.      ‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp


A category for the best r&b/pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

1.       rare. – Odunsi (The Engine)

2.       Outside – Burna Boy

3.       No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel

4.      Mayor of Lagos – Mayorkun

5.       About 30 – Adekunle Gold


A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

1.      ‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters

2.      ‘Available’ (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters

3.      ‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films

4.      ‘Talk’ (Falz) – Prodigeezy

5.      ‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor


A category for the best r&b single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

1.      Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE

2.      ‘Serenade’ – Funbi

3.      ‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni

4.      ‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld

5.      ‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown


A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

1.      ‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee

2.      ‘One Ticket’ – Kiss Daniel ft. Davido

3.      ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

4.      Killin’ Dem’ – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan

5.      ‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi


A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

1.      ‘Talk’ – Falz

2.      ‘We Don’t Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce

3.      ‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss ft. Olamide

4.      ‘Sacrifice’ – Payper Corleone Ft. Alpha Ojini

5.      ‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon


A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

1.      Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’

2.      Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’

3.      Nonso Bassey – ‘411’

4.      Funbi – ‘Serenade’

5.      Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’


A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

1.      GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’

2.      Waje – ‘Udue’

3.      Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’

4.      Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’

5.      Falana – ‘Repeat’


This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.

1.      Rema

2.      Joeboy

3.      Fireboy DML

4.      Victor AD

5.      Lyta

6.      Zlatan


A voting category for the best new artiste with a debut album adjudged to be outstanding in terms of artistic quality and impact within the year under review.

1.      Odunsi

2.      Mayorkun

3.      Wurld

4.      Humblesmith


A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

1.      YCEE – ‘Balance’

2.      Boogey – ‘Implode’

3.      Paybac – ‘Implode’

4.      Ghost – ‘Crown’

5.      Tec – ‘Crown’

6.      AQ – ‘Crown’


A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

1.      Erigga – ‘Motivation’

2.      Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’

3.      Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’

4.      Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’

5.      Lyta – ‘Time’


A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

1.      ‘Cash’ – Lady Donli

2.      ‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems

3.      ‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille

4.      ‘Heya’ – Brymo

5.      ‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold


A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition and impact).

1.       About 30 – Adekunle Gold

2.       Outside – Burna Boy

3.      Moral Instruction – Falz

4.      No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel


Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste in the year under review.

1.      Burna Boy

2.      Wizkid

3.      Davido

4.      Tiwa Savage

5.      Falz


A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

1.      Ye’ – Burna Boy 

2.      ‘Dumebi’ – Rema

3.      ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD

4.      ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

5.      Case’ – Teni

6.      ‘Leg work’ – Zlatan

7.      ‘Baby’ – Joeboy

8.      ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML


A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigerian music scene in the year under review.

1.      Master KG – Skeleton Moves (SOUTH AFRICA)

2.      Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) (IVORY COAST)

3.      Sauti Sol – Melanin (KENYA)

4.      King Promise – CCTV (GHANA)

5.      DJ Maphoriza – iWalk Ye Phara (SOUTH AFRICA)


A voting category to award the fan’s favorite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

1.      Mr Eazi

2.      Burna Boy

3.      Teni

4.      Fireboy DML

5.      Rema

6.      Joe Boy

7.      Wizkid

8.      Davido


A non-voting category for the artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualized and executed in the year under review with consideration of live performances.

1.      Falz

2.      Tiwa Savage

3.      Brymo

4.      Yemi Alade

5.      Adekunle Gold


A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.

1.      Crayon

2.      Buju

3.      Barry Jhay

4.      Oxlade


Nigerian pop star Douglas Abu better known as Runtown is reaching out to his former record label boss to make amends. The past year has witnessed Runtown go up against his former boss.

At the moment, the ‘Mad Over You’ hit maker regrets engaging in the spat with Okwudili Umenyiora aka Dilly. Their rift started after Runtown parted ways ‘illegally’ with Eric Many.

Over the past year and some months, they have engaged in legal battles but all that is in the past as Runtown preaches love and forgiveness. According to the singer those words came from a place of anger and he never meant it and he sincerely apologizes.


According to TMZ, R. Kelly will be going back to court for a second trial in order to get out of jail pending his various trials alleging his health has been compromised behind bars.

In a new legal document filed by R. Kelly’s Lawyer, Steve Greenberg, it outlines his various medical issues, including numbness in one of his hands, anxiety and an untreated hernia.

Greenberg stated the singer is not receiving enough medical attention in the facility and calls the conditions of his detention “stifling.”

“Although he lives and has lived with two lady friends, only one of them is allowed to be on his visiting list, and after 90 days he’s required to switch,” Greenberg said.

The document assured the judge nothing untoward will happen if R. Kelly gets out. His lawyers vow the singer will not interfere with or intimidate witnesses.

They also claim R. Kelly is not a flight risk … he has a passport which does not contain a single stamp showing travel, because he doesn’t really go outside the U.S.The judge is yet to rule on the application.


Music executive, Nigerian artist and talent manager, Bankulli Osha spoke with Rubbin’ Minds host, Latasha Ngwube has revealed details of his work with Beyoncé on “The Gift album“.

Bankulli was responsible for the crafty ode to fuji melody on ‘Find Your Way Back’ and provided a spiritual outro on ‘Otherside’.

He sang in Yoruba with the lyrics, “Sokale o Oluwa, wa wonu okan mi lo” (Descend from the heavens, Lord and take over my soul). The lines, which is common in the Nigerian Pentecostal church music, uplifted the song in ‘Lion King: The Gift’ album.

About the album, Bankulli said: “Every song on the Beyoncé album was well scripted, there was a sound design, there was no free-styling, no last minutes.”