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I am a firm believer that Wizkid’s Superstar album is one of the best albums of the decade. Following the steps of Wande Coal’s M2M and 9ice’s Gongo Aso. It is a golden album. I probably can remember all the songs word for word and i am sure many can. The Album was released in 2010, and till now Not even Wizkid can do better than himself. Almost 10 years later.

Wizkid tries to emphasize again that he is an Afro beat Artiste. Its another effort to prove that somehow he is Fela’s mentee. He ends up giving us some really motononous tunes that just sounds almost the same.

Sound Man is a fushion of Raegae and Afro, but sounds weak with no effort at all. No serious lyrics. Just wizkid doing his thing. For many people who have waited years after his last album. It doesn’t seem like so much encouragement. Infact, one common theme recurrent in all of the EP is His unwillingness to even try to impress at all.

It seems Wizkid is finding it hard to Evolve from who he used to be in 2010-2013.  The beats sounds all the same, from what we heard from ‘Joro’. Maybe more violins and Trumpets, but its still same of same.

Wizkid promises an album soon. Made in Lagos, and this EP is supposed to test the waters, but if this is what is coming in the album, We better not see the album. I mean, this could be okay for any average act, but when we talk about the STAR BOY himself, we sure expect nothing more than Classics.

Wizkid needs to reconnect with his former producers, SARZ AND SAMKLEF. He does very well with them, together they have produced numerous hits. If Wizkid has already recorded his album, he needs to think again. He needs to look beyond the sycophantic noise by those who claim to be ‘Wizkid Fc’. They would support everything from him doesnt matter the quality and that would do more harm than good.

Conclusively, we love Wizkid, but we would like to hear Wizkid, whoever is dropping EP’s right now is not Wiz kid.Reviewed by Wole Babatunde | Worule Cool
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Nigerian movie producer and actor, Kenny Odugbemi, lives in the US, but not only as a movie practitioner, he is also a law-enforcement agent. In this interview with SEGUN ADEBAYO, the scriptwriter speaks on the movie industry in the United States, among other issues.

You are an actor and movie producer. These are two jobs that many don’t combine well in this part of the world. How have you been coping?

I happen to also be a scriptwriter too. So, I always believe that the storyteller has a visual perception of what they want the story to look and feel like. So when I produce a movie, I believe acting the role will be better expressed by me because I am the one who sees what I want. But it is not an easy task combining both roles. I just make sure I outline both responsibilities and plan how to maximise both tasks. So, the key word for me is planning.

Looking back at how the journey started, what would you say has been the greatest achievement for you?

Even though the journey has been a rough one, it brings me great joy when I see the outcome of the efforts that we put in to bring our audience good stuffs. So, I will say that my greatest achievement is proving to people that it can be done and as long as the viewers are happy, that’s a big achievement for me.

Tell us about your career and how you have managed to cope over the years?

I am a law-enforcement officer, and it’s been a great journey so far. Back home, I wasn’t really a fan of law-enforcement, but over here in the United States, it’s a totally different ball game. If you put in the efforts, you will reap the benefits. I love my career and I can tell you that I have excelled in it over the years and I am still going higher.

You are based in the US, but you seem to be very close to happenings in Nigeria. How has it been so far?

Thanks to social media. Those of us that are based here are able to keep ourselves aware of the happenings and trends back home. I used to visit Nigeria frequently, but recently, I took a break because of my busy schedule with both work and movies. Hopefully by next year, my crew and I will visit Nigeria and give our friends and viewers some spices that we have been cooking for months now.

We have seen many of your colleagues relocating to the United States, what do you think is the reason behind this movement?

I don’t think I want to blame anyone for looking for better lives for themselves and their families. Though the colour of the Nigeria flag is green and white, we all know that the land is no longer green. I am not really into politics, but so far, it has not been so good. Our leaders are to blame for the relocation of celebrities to the western world. I believe that if the country had more to offer, they won’t have any reason to leave the country.

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You have done quite well for yourself in the movie industry but many people still underrate you, does this bother you?

Every dog they say has its day, so I will wait for my turn to come. One thing I know is that there is always a reward for hard work and that is exactly what I have put in. So am I bothered? Absolutely not. I am doing what I love doing and I don’t need anyone to validate my work, because I do my best and that’s all that matters.

For somebody who is not always around, how do you cope with the rigours of the job and how receptive are the people in the United States to the Yoruba movie industry?

The music industry in Nigeria has done a great job by earning us a seat at the white people’s table with their works.
The likes of Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy have made it possible for the rest of us to win the hearts of the white people. Everywhere you go now, they want to listen to our music and watch our movies. At my work place, it gives me great joy when I see them watching our movies and listening to our music on YouTube. Some of them even pull up in the parking lot and all you hear is their jamming to Nigerian music. So unlike before when they claimed not to understand what we were saying and couldn’t relate to it, they just don’t care what we are saying now, they love the vibes and what they see. So they have accepted our materials regardless of the language difference.

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Juice Wrld, the talented young rapper and singer whose career was just taking off, is dead after suffering a seizure in Chicago’s Midway airport … TMZ reported

Juice’s flight from California landed early Sunday morning and, after deplaning … witnesses tell us he suffered the seizure while walking through the airport. Law enforcement sources say he was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics got on scene.

Juice real name Jarad Anthony Higgins was still conscious when he was rushed to a hospital. However, he was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital. The cause of death is unclear at this time.

Source: TMZ

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Finally: the very first trailer for the latest installment in the 007 saga, No Time to Die, has now been released. It features a very fit Daniel Craig, nice cars, some impressive fight scenes, a superb staircase that also acts as a springboard and music that wouldn’t be out of place in Mad Max: Fury Road. It certainly ticks all the boxes for a James Bond movie, which it should do after it cost almost 250 million dollars to make. Yep, you read that right.

In this latest installment, which will be the last for Daniel Craig who’s played 007 since Casino Royal, the secret agent is enjoying a quiet life in Jamaica until the CIA calls him up to save a scientist. The cast features Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Ralph Fiennes, Jeffrey Wright, Naomie Harris and Dali Benssalah. No Time to Die, which was initially meant to be directed by Danny Boyle before being taken over by Cary Joji Fukunaga, will be released on April 8 2020.

By Louis Lepron, for Konbini

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Every year during the festive season, it’s almost impossible not to hear the catchy, timeless hit song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” somewhere or other. Amazon Music announced on December 4 that it would be releasing a documentary mini-series telling the story of the track which made Mariah Carey the one true queen of Christmas.  

Most of you will be asking (perhaps) how it is that a track released more than 20 years ago is still so successful at the same time every year. To explain the success of the hit and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album Merry Christmas (released on November 1 1994), Amazon Music will be releasing the documentary Mariah Carey is Christmas: The Story of ”All I Want for Christmas Is You” this month.

According to Variety, the documentary will trace the story of one of the best-selling singles of all time. It’ll feature Mariah Carey’s long-term collaborator, Randy Jackson, the music editor of Variety, Shirley Halperin, and the singer and friend of the diva, Trey Lorenz.

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Media mogul, Mo Abudu has become the first African to chair the International Emmy Awards Gala.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abudu performed the role at the recently concluded 47th International Emmy Awards in New York City.

In June, The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences had appointed the Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife Media to chair the gala.

This followed her appointment as the first African director of the Academy, signaling a change in the opportunities opening up for television content producers on the continent.


Sharing the moment on her Instagram page on Wednesday. Abudu wrote @moabudu, “Chairing the International Emmys Gala was such an incredible opportunity for me personally, for EBONYLIFE and for Nigerian TV Producers.

“Now we have our foot in the door which will gradually open wider. Let’s get going with our global stories.”

Speaking at the gala, she said, “These partnerships are the first of their kind between Hollywood studios and a Nigerian television company.

“We are happy to be at the forefront of forging these new partnerships because it is truly about sharing our local stories with a global audience – stories that are historical, authentic and progressive.”

Stand-up comedian and actor Ronny Chieng, a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and star of Crazy Rich Asians, hosted the gala.

Businesswoman, philanthropist, author and former model Iman presented the Directorate Award to CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour.

Actor Conleth Hill, known worldwide for his role as Lord Varys in Game of Thrones, presented the Founders Award to the show’s creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Abudu launched EbonyLIfe TV in 2013, with a mission to change the narrative about Africa.

In 2014, she started EbonyLife Films, which has created the three highest-grossing films in the history of Nollywood.

In 2018, EbonyLife announced a three-series scripted deal with Sony Pictures Television, followed by an agreement with another major US studio to develop an African science-fiction TV series.

NAN reports that in April, Abudu became the first African to be honoured with the MIPTV Médailles d’Honneur.

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For so many years, the media space in Nigeria has been populated to the point of over saturation with unwholesome and unhealthy content which do not particularly strive to discover, develop and harness the right value system, culture and principles which lend to a quest for true self discovery with a potential to be a catalyst for a purpose and value driven life and by extension lifestyle. 

With the booming growth in social media accessibility and usage today this challenge had even grown to become one that has almost become and endemic national crisis of identity, direction and aspiration. This is largely fueled by higher levels of and exposure to unhealthy tv and media content which leaves a subliminal message imprint on the mind of the viewers who in turn start to adjust themselves to fit into the mould for what become the “acceptable norm” of behaviour or what is termed “cool” through the eyes of the Nigerian youths. 

The Next Titan Nigeria is Nigeria’s foremost entrepreneurial reality TV show which looks to empower young Nigerian entrepreneurs with the requisite information, knowledge and business training to stand them in great stead to start their dream businesses. 

The show has been running consistently for the past 5 years and has empowered five young Nigerian entrepreneurs to start their dream businesses which are today adding value to the Nigerian economy and also creating employment opportunities for more Nigerians. This is quite remarkable as other international entrepreneurial show franchises have been brought into Nigeria but due to reasons which are best know to the organizers could not be sustained, yet the Next Titan Nigeria has stayed consistent and committed to her goal which is to empower young Nigerians with the tools, training and funding required to live their dream.

Without a doubt, the knock on effect of having such an impactful and educative show on TV with widespread publicity and widespread acceptance is that more youths will be inspired to pursue their dreams, make a conscious effort to live value-driven and purposeful lives as well as generally improving the commitment to strong, positive values in the society generally. 

The show was created by Mr. Mide Kunle Akinlaja, who is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bravopoints International Limited, and is currently the Executive Producer of the show, himself a seasoned entrepreneur while the Board that mentors and judges the final 16 contestants who make it into the Next Titan Academy include;

  • Mr Kyari Bukar who is the Board Chairman and the Founder/CEO, Trans-Sahara Investment Corporation 
  • Mr. Tonye Cole who is also a seasoned entrepreneur and the Founder/CEO, Sahara Energy Group
  • Mr. Chris Parkes, an entrepreneur who is the Founder of CPMS Africa. He has over e decades worth of entrepreneurial experience spanning Europe and Africa. 
  • Mrs. Lilian Olubi, an experienced investment manager with over 2 decades of business experience in the capital market and is the CEO, EFG Hermès Nigeria Limited, as well as a founding partner and member of the Board of Directors of Primera Africa Finance Group. 

This season’s last 16 contestants were chosen from across 4 different audition venues in Nigeria i.e. Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos out of a pool of over 18,000 applications received to be a part of this season of The Next Titan Nigeria.

This year’s last 16 are;

  • Olatunde Kuti
  • Clinton Nnaji
  • Racheal Airewele
  • Abisoye Alagbe
  • Chizoba Ejike
  • Victor Ani-Laju
  • Olatunde Fadahunsi
  • Ugochukwu Mbaka
  • Hilda Afes
  • Omeche Oko
  • Harvey Oiku
  • Anigala Kenneth 
  • Catherine Agbo
  • Oyeronke Shittu 
  • Amifeoluwa Yakubu
  • ‘Debiyi Ajayi  

They have been battling over the past seven (7) weeks for the title of The Next Titan Season 6, who stands to win a cash prize of Seven Million  Naira (N7,000,000) and a brand new Ford Figo. The winner will be announced at the Season 6 finale which is scheduled to take place on the 8th of December 2019.

The Next Titan Nigeria remains a huge contributor towards delivering the Nigeria of our dreams and be the launch pad for a hall of fame of business men and women who will boost the nation’s economy and become employers of labour. 

In all, we are confident to say that The Next Titan Nigeria is the optimum cocktail of business, fun, adventure and suspense. Without a doubt, The Next Titan Nigeria Reality TV show is indeed worth watching.

The 7th edition of the much talked about all youth awards event, MoreKlue All Youths Awards Africa, popularly known as MAYA AWARDS AFRICA, held at the prestigious Lekki Events Centre, Lekki,Lagos, penultimate Sunday.

The event had well over 1500 youths, and entertainment personalities in attendance with top dignitaries present. Hon. Shina Abiola Peller, of the Federal House of Representatives was the Keynote Speaker and VIPs like Hon. Segun Dawodu, Hon. Commissionr of Youths and Sport, Lagos State; Hon. Lanre Oshun of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon.Tunde Ojo of the Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeagbo, Itesiwaju LG Chairman, Oyo State, Akogun Lanre Alfred, consultant to the Ogun State Governor on Special Duties, Hon. Kazeem Bolanrinwa, Special Adviser on Youths to the Oyo State Governor, DCP Tunji Disu of the RRS LAGOS, Mr. Abiola Olatokunbo Foundation, Reps of MTN Nigeria, Adron Homes and many others.

Here are the winners of the 2019 edition

• BUSINESS CATEGORY

CEO OF THE YEAR, MALE
Prince Owolabi Animashaun – CEO, HR Emporiums.

CEO OF THE YEAR, FEMALE
Abimbola Balogun, Co-Founder, Sofresh

YOUTUBER 2019
Sisi Yemmie

INTERIOR DESIGN BRAND
Vintage Deluxe Interiors

CULINARY SERVICES BRAND
Olowosibi Catering Services

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BRAND
LYPIX

PORTFOLIO PHOTOGRAPHY BRAND
Sniper Ajix / Klassik Images

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER
Ayodeji Ogunro

VIDEOGRAPHY BRAND
Samz Visuals

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST
Ibadan Pride

BRAND INFLUENCER, DIGITAL
King Pexxie

CONFECTIONARY BRAND
Da Cakes Master

CREATIVE ART BRAND
Procare Multimedia

VISUAL ART BRAND
Mamatee Arts

BEAUTY THERAPY BRAND
Pop It Cosmetics

MED SPA BRAND
Lholas Place

SKINCARE THERAPY BRAND
MIRA SkinCare

BEAUTY THERAPY BRAND (N.B.T)
Kaffy’s Skincare Place

EVENT MANAGEMENT BRAND
Highflyers Events

EVENT MANAGEMENT BRAND (N.B.T)
Stephy Signature Events

AUTO SHOPPING BRAND
JB Autos

C.E.O, PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
Ololade Abuta – Gracias Property

ENTERPRISING YOUTH
Adenike Ogundeji – Bottles ‘n’Roses / Radiance Glow

CEO OF THE YEAR (CLUB/LOUNGE)
Denike Balogun – The Tea Room

HUMANITARIAN SERVICES (FEMALE)
Mariam Onikijipa Belgore – MOB Foundation

HUMANITARIAN SERVICES (MALE)
Seyi Tinubu – Noella Foundation

INNOVATIVE YOUTH, MALE
Wunmi Oguntula – CEO, Chill City NG

INNOVATIVE YOUTH, FEMALE
CEO, Kolaq Alagbo

YOUNG PERSON 2019
Nelly Agbogu – NaijaBrandChick

SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Israel ‘style bender’ Adesanya – World Boxing Champion

• ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY

BEST ACTOR 2019
Damilola Ogunsi

BEST ACTRESS 2019
Tana Adelana

MUSIC ACT 2019
TENI

BREAK OUT ACT, 2019 (MUSIC)
JoeBOY

INDUSTRY’s CYNOSURE, MUSIC
Emex

COMEDIAN, ONLINE
The Cute Abiola

COMEDIAN, STAND UP, 2019
KennyBlaq

HIT MUSIC PRODUCER 2019
Rexxie Pon Da Beat

LIVE MUSIC BAND 2019
Awesome Band

DEEJAY
DJ Kaywise

NOLLYWOOD VIEWER’S CHOICE
The Reunion

MOVIE DIRECTOR
Titi Jeje – Ise Ori

LISTENER’S CHOICE
Uyo Meyo – Teni

TV PERSONALITY
Sammy Walsh

ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY
Prettymike of Lagos

RADIO PERSONALITY, MALE
Emcee RnB – Naija FM Lagos

RADIO PERSONALITY, FEMALE
Miriam Cole – Kiss FM, Abuja

MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR
TG Omori

BEST ACTOR IN TV SERIES
Lateef Adedimeji – Borokini

BEST ACTRESS IN TV SERIES
Wendy Ubakanma – Jenifas Diary

NOLLYWOOD’s NEW BRIDE
Khadijah Ayoade

NOLLYWOOD’s NEW HUNK
ABK Joseph Momodu

BREAK-OUT ACT, 2019 (MOVIE)
Tomiwa Tegbe

SHOW PROMOTER
Lanre Typical

ENTERTAINMENT INVESTOR
CEO Dr. Dolor Entertainment

RED CARPET HOST
Amanda Dara Afolabi

AFRICAN ACT 2019
Davido

• BRANDS CATEGORY

YOUTH FRIENDLY QSR BRAND
Dominos Pizza

YOUTH FRIENDLY BEVERAGE BRAND (NON-ALCOHOLIC)
5Alive Pulpy

YOUTH FRIENDLY BEVERAGE BRAND (ALCOHOLIC)
Jameson

YOUTH FRIENDLY BANK
First City Monument Bank

YOUTH ORIENTED ACTIVATION
The Tony Elumelu Foundation Forum

• FASHON CATEGORY

MALE FASHION BRAND 2019
Apex Clothing

FEMALE FASHION BRAND 2019
ZEE Stitches

URBAN CLOTHING BRAND
D.B Clothings

FOOTWEAR BRAND
Threads & Feet

JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES BRAND
Tobat Marble

FASHION BRAND (N. B. T)
Reo Stitches

FASHION STYLIST
KieKie

FASHION STYLIST (N. B. T)
House of Vesta

BRAND INFLUENCER (Fashion, Style & Beauty)
Christiana ‘BerbieDoll’ Kayode

FASHION-PRENEUR (RETAILER)
Indulgence Fashion

FASHION-PRENEUR (DESIGNER)
Davey Shapes

ONLINE FASHION STORE
Juliet Clothier

MOST STYLISH, MALE
Tunde Wear It All

MOST STYLISH, FEMALE
Adedoyin Creamyaduke

MAKE UP BRAND
Crystal Looks

MAKE UP BRAND (N. B. T)
RiaGlams

ASOOKE BRAND
Jenrewa Asooke

FABRIC PURVEYOR
Doyinsweets Fabrics

FABRIC PURVEYOR (N.B.T)
Bonike Fabrics

HAIR STYLING BRAND
Ayinke Oge

HAIR BRAND
Cassie Hair

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J.Cole made the announcement during the first night of the Day N Vegas festival in Las Vegas on Friday.

The upcoming album was announced via a parody presidential campaign video which began with footage of police, protesters, and lawmakers, before transitioning to clips and photos of Cole overlaid with a waving American flag.

“A man whose humility knows no bounds,” the narrator says over clips of the rapper and corresponding visuals.

“A man whose pen is so potent, each word of his verses reportedly cost $2,000. We need someone with big ideas and bold solutions. An expert in diplomacy. A candidate that can heal the inter-generational war.”

The video ends with:

“There’s only one answer, one true unifier to our country. Make your votes heard and vote for The Fall Off in 2020.”

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Nicki Minaj, 36 has officially married her partner Kenneth Petty, 41.

The Hip Hop Queen confirmed that she and Kenneth had exchanged vows on Monday, October 21, 2019, as she shared a video on her Instagram page of matching “Mr and Mrs” mugs and “Bride and Groom” baseball caps.

Nicki revealed her new name as she captioned the post: “👰🏽🤵🏽😢🙏🏽🎀 Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10•21•19.”

 

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Minaj and Petty start dating last year before becoming Instagram-official in December 2018. Their relationship made waves after Petty’s criminal history came to light.

Congratulations to Nicki Minaj and her partner Kenneth Petty!

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The 13th headies award was held at the Eko Convention Center on October 19th 2019, and the award was hosted by Reminisce & Nancy Isime and it was tagged ‘The Power Of Dreams’.

Teni and Falz were the biggest winners of the Night bagging 4 and 3 awards respectively, and Rema winning Rookie of the Year

Here is the Full list of winners:

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’
Waje – ‘Udue’
Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’ (WINNER)
Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’
Falana – ‘Repeat’

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)
A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’
Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’
Nonso Bassey – ‘411’
Funbi – ‘Serenade’
Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’ (WINNER)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
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.

Crayon
Buju
Barry Jhay (WINNER)
Oxlade

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
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.

Erigga – ‘Motivation’
Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’ (WINNER)
Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’
Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’
Lyta – ‘Time’

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
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.

Adekunle Gold – Ire
Heal D World – Patoranking
Olanrewaju – Brymo
Uyo Meyo – Teni (WINNER)
Ye – Burna Boy

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

‘Talk’ – Falz (WINNER)
‘We Don’t Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce
‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss ft. Olamide
‘Sacrifice’ – Payper Corleone Ft. Alpha Ojini
‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG
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.

‘Cash’ – Lady Donli
‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems
‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille (WINNER)
‘Heya’ – Brymo
‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold

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

‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz (WINNER)
‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon
‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga
‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp

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

YCEE – ‘Balance’
Boogey – ‘Implode’
Paybac – ‘Implode’
Ghost – ‘Crown’
Tec – ‘Crown’
AQ – ‘Crown’ (WINNER)

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

‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee
‘One Ticket’ Kiss Daniel ft. Davido
‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
‘Killin’ Dem – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan (WINNER)
‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi

BEST PERFORMER
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.

Falz
Tiwa Savage
Brymo
Yemi Alade (WINNER)
Adekunle Gold

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

‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE
‘Serenade’ – Funbi
‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni
‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld
‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown (WINNER)

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

‘Ye’ – Burna Boy
‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
‘Case’ – Teni (WINNER)
‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML
‘Baby’ – Joeboy

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

‘rare.’ – Odunsi (The Engine)
‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel
‘Mayor of Lagos’ – Mayorkun (WINNER)
‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold

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

Mr Eazi
Burna Boy
Teni (WINNER)
Fireboy DML
Rema
Joe Boy
Wizkid
Davido

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
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.

Odunsi
Mayorkun (WINNER)
Wurld
Humblesmith

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
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.

‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters (WINNER)
‘Available’ (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters
‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films
‘Talk’ (Falz) – Prodigeezy
‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
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).

‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold
‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz (WINNER)
‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel

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

Phantom – ‘Ye’ by Burna Boy
Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema
Spellz – ‘Askamaya’ by Teni
Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and Wizkid (WINNER)
Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan

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

Rema (WINNER)
Joeboy
Fireboy DML
Victor AD
Lyta
Zlatan

SONG OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

‘Ye’ – Burna Boy (WINNER)
‘Dumebi’ – Rema
‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
‘Case’ – Teni
‘Leg work’ – Zlatan
‘Baby’ – Joeboy
‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste in the year under review.

Burna Boy (WINNER)
Wizkid
Davido
Tiwa Savage
Falz

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
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).

‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold
‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz (WINNER)
‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel

Special Recognition Award — Paul Okoye (Paul OO of Upfront and Personal) 

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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;

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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… 

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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.”

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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.’