Thursday, 17 April 2014

#DownloadMusic: Seyi Sodimu - Pele Pele [Prod. By Shizzi]

London based Nigerian singer, Seyi Sodimu, who's style of music is called Afro soul which is a fusion of African Music, Soul and Highlife. He has also been able to create a style he calls Adult contemporary, geared towards the mature crowd at the same time appealing to the youths.


He released this Shizzi produced track and titled it “Pele Pele” a feel good music that will definitely keep you in a jolly mood…download, listen and enjoy!

Popstar, Miley Cyrus Covers The Latest Edition Of Elle Magazine, Opens Up Early Days, Heartbreak, Sex, Feminism & More [PHOTOS]

Former "Hannah Montana" star, Miley Cyrus who built her fame with Disney's once-popular show, has gratitude for the House of Mouse, as she covers the may issue of Elle Magazine, the Popstar also reveals her early days, heartbreak, sex, feminism and more.

On being stronger than she used to be from Disney days…
"You know, I’m really thankful that I started on Disney," she tells Elle magazine. "I got the most intense training. There’s times where I wish I could have just started as a new artist, but the world has kind of allowed me to do that. I feel really lucky - a lot of kid stars get all crazy or stuck in what they were, so they can’t actually become what they’re meant to be."
On going through another separation: a breakup with former fiancĂ©, Liam Hemsworth...
"When I was with him or when I was on Disney, the thing that gave me the most anxiety was not knowing what to do with myself when Disney wasn’t there to carry me anymore or if I didn’t have him," Cyrus says. "And now I’m free of both of those things, and I’m fine. Like, I lay in bed at night by myself and I’m totally okay, and that’s so much stronger than the person three years ago, who would have thought they would have died if they didn’t have a boyfriend."
On her connection with her fans and what gives her purpose
I have guys and girls that come out, and they're like, "The only reason I'm able to admit that I'm gay is because you've made me feel like that's okay." That is so intense, because that is a part of this generation, it wasn't always accepted and I feel like I am a big part of that change. Or they know that I've struggled with depression, and that helped them get over theirs. That gives me a big purpose, a reason to wake up in the morning that's bigger than to put on my fucking feathers and my little outfits.
On feminism and double standards…
I'm just about equality, period. It's not like, I'm a woman, women should be in charge! I just want there to be equality for everybody
I still don't think we're there 100 percent. I mean, guy rappers grab their crotch all fucking day and have hos around them, but no one talks about it. But if I grab my crotch and I have hot model bitches around me, I'm degrading women? I'm a woman, I should be able to have girls around me! But I'm part of the evolution of that. I hope.
Credit: Elle Magazine

Late Hollywood Actor, Paul Walker's Brothers Help Finish 'Fast & Furious 7' Action Scenes, CNN Reports

Paul Walker's brothers, Cody Walker and Caleb Walker are helping "fill in small gaps" in "Fast & Furious 7" action sequences not finished before the actor's death, producers said Tuesday. Walker died in a fiery car crash during a Thanksgiving break in filming last November, forcing a halt to production.
"We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film," producers wrote to fans in a Facebook post Tuesday.

The decision to resume filming was "the only choice," the note said. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that, too." Walker's dramatic scenes were completed before his death but some action sequences were unfinished, they said.
"We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul's brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our 'Fast' family," the post said. "Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us, too."
The movie was to have been released this summer, but Universal pushed it back to April 10, 2015.
"This film is the most important we've ever done together," the post said. "It will allow the character of Brian O'Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role."
Walker's O'Conner character is a staple of the long-running and hugely profitable film franchise. Directed by James Wan, it also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Statham.

Investigators concluded in a report released in March that speed was to blame in Walker's death.
"Investigators determined the cause of the fatal solo-vehicle collision was unsafe speed for the roadway conditions," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Commander Mike Parker said.
The high-performance 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was going "between 80 and 93 mph at the time the car impacted a power pole and several trees," the final report said. The posted speed limit on the Santa Clarita, California, office park road was 45 mph.

Source: CNN.com

“I Read Law To Satisfy My Parents” – Singer, Omawunmi Reveal Pains Of Motherhood, Music Career, Childhood Dreams & More

Singer, songwriter, actress, and multiple brand ambassador, Omawumi who rose to prominence as a contestant on Idols West Africa. She released her debut single “In the music”, and since then her career has been on a steady rise. Her debut album, “The Lasso of Truth” was a huge commercial success.  In this interview with ThisDay Live, Omawunmi  opens up on music, motherhood and more!

Music has always been my dream…
While growing up, music has always been my dream. But then, when I was still in school, I never saw it as a means of livelihood. Back then, music was not one of the career choices you could tell your parents because parents believed more in professional white collar jobs, and that was why I studied law.

Am happy with my debut album…
Really, I am quite happy with my last album “Lasso of Truth”. I am happy with the attention I am getting from it. I have a very strong fan base and really, I am enjoying every bit of the attention I am getting. Right now, I am moving on to the next level. I am trying to put my money where my mouth is. I’m making a live album soon, because I can’t keep saying I perform live and I don’t have a live album.

Lowest moment in life….
I’m generally a happy person and it’s very difficult for me to get to that point where I am very down, because most times I even feed off other people’s energy. So, I am a happy person. I make people happy and that’s what gives me the happy and content vibe that I have. It’s hard to find me on a low. The lowest point you can find me is when I am disappointed about people’s opinion regarding me. But it doesn’t really bother me to the extent where I need to correct the opinion especially if it’s not true.

My involvement with Agriculture and One.org
Well, I’m an artiste and by virtue of that, I stand as a spokesperson for the people through one of the most important tools which is music, and the organsers ‘one.org’ needed artistes that can appeal to the middle class and grassroots to encourage farming and all that it entails. And then, looking inwards into Nigeria, I must commend the Ministry of Agriculture, because a lot of people are not aware and in tune with the massive industry and economic value that agriculture brings to the country. But personally, I am aware because I’m a small time farmer, I have an acre of land in Warri where I produce crops and livestock and the growth is really impressive, because we make money off agriculture. So, now it’s my job to make people see farming as a cool job and a possible career path for the youth and make the government see a clearer picture as well.
Joggling motherhood, music and agriculture…
It’s a way of life for me. I just see it as what I need to do, and most times it doesn’t even feel like am doing anything. For instance, I do a lot more than these things you mentioned. I just started my own NGO called “Omawonder’s Little House of No Regrets” which empowers women and young girls.

My daughter is not missing out on anything….

I always told myself that when I start having kids, I’ll quit music and become a teacher. But it’s not happening, so the thing about it is that I am blessed with a large family because you can’t do it all alone. I have 13 siblings. So, everybody is involved in grooming my child and she’s not missing out on anything, because I always make sure I attend to her school work. I bath her and take her to school myself. It’s not stressful at all. 

“I’d Rather Be Miserable Than Be In A Relationship” — Ghanaian Actress, Yvonne Okoro Opens Up On Life, Relationships, & More

Ghanaian sexy actress, Yvonne Okoro’s post on the Instagram last week placed a huge question mark on the state of mind of the actress. The declaration “ I would rather be lonely and miserable than be in a relationship” wouldn’t pass for any woman who is fulfilled as a woman, even though the career is on the up and up.
It wasn’t until further checks were run on what could have brought about that rather gloomy assertion that the whole scenario began to make sense. It turned out Yvonne’s post was an extract from a previous interview the talented actress granted on relationships.

“If you give me all the attention and make me laugh I think that’s it. I am not in a relationship, not because I don’t want to. Let me correct that, because you go somewhere and people say `oh, I am happy with just my job’ but the truth is nobody is happy being single. Again you hear `I don’t want to get married now’ I think it’s a lie.

“In my opinion, it’s because your master hasn’t come yet. My mother always says that once your master comes you don’t need anyone to tell you to go, you’ll go. I haven’t had my master yet but the truth of the matter is, because of what I do, I meet people.

“However, it’s so difficult for me to meet single people, it’s so difficult as well to trust people and that is the problem. At a point, you realize that they treated you like a trophy and showed you off because you are on television. The ideal relationship for me would be to hang out with my boyfriend and his friends, who won’t even care that I am an actress.

“At this age, I don’t see the point of dating someone and knowing deep down that it’s not going to go far. I would rather be lonely and miserable than be in a relationship and be happy for a short while; then walk away because I realized this is not the kind of man I want to be with.
I’d rather stay put until my master comes. But what if my master comes at a time I am with somebody, then what, I have to bounce him”.

Going by her post last week, it does appear, the actress hasn’t found her mister right yet and this must have bothered her enough to reach out and tell the world she is still single, willing and very much available.


Credit: Punch NG

Young Money - Rise Of An Empire Album [Track By Track Download]

01. We Alright (Ft. Euro, Birdman & Lil Wayne) – Download
02. Trophies (Ft. Drake) – Download
03. Bang (Ft. Lil Twist, Euro & Corey Gunz) – Download
04. Senile (Ft. Tyga, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne) – Download
05. Induction Speech (Ft. Euro) – Download
06. One Time (Ft. Lil Twist, Tyga & YG) – Download
07. Lookin Ass (Ft. Nicki Minaj) Download
08. Fresher Than Ever (Ft. Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Flow, Mack Maine & Birdman) – Download
09. Back It Up (Ft. Lil Twist & Tyga) – Download
10. Moment (Ft. Lil Wayne) – Download
11. You Already Know (Ft. PJ Morton, Mack Maine, Gudda Gudda & Jae Millz) – Download
12. Catch Me At the Light (Ft. Shanell & Yo Gotti) – Download
13. Video Model (Ft. Christina Milian & Lil Wayne) – Download

14. Good Day (Ft. Tyga, Meek Mill & Lil Wayne) – Download

Download Full Album HERE

Rapper, Chingy Reveals How A Transsexual Sabotaged His Music Career, Losing His Record Deal With Ludacris & More!

After dropping off of the map for a few years, St. Louis rapper, Chingy has resurfaced and he’s setting the record straight.
Back in 2010, a transsexual named Sidney Starr, who was looking for 15 minutes of fame, took to the media to say that she and Chingy had a secret homie-lover-friends undercover relationship, which set the hip hop world ablaze. Two years later, Sidney resurfaced to say that not only did she lie about her relationship with Chingy, but that he didn’t even know she was a transsexual when they met at a show in Chicago. Unfortunately, by then, the damage was done and Chingy’s career had already taken a hit.
In a recent interview with VladTV, Chingy speaks for the first time on the false accusations, and explains the aftermath, which included him losing a record deal and tons of bad publicity.
See the excerpts below:

On Meeting Sidney Starr
I remember that day we had that show when me and Ludacris had that show in Chicago. The promoter had some girl dancers on stage that were dressed in body paint just for promotion, promoting whatever he wanted them to promote. And one, who I thought was a young lady, came up to me that wanted a picture, I just took a picture. I thought she was a fan. I thought it was a young lady who was a fan. She seemed pretty cool. I took the picture and that was it.
Two years after that I see something come out of some bullcrap about this transsexual person was in a relationship with me. I was just like everybody else. I didn’t have a clue as to what this person was talking about. But what happened was, it made me not want to take pictures with people that….with a man that’s in touch with his feminine side a little too much, or a woman that’s in touch with her masculine side a little too much. It made me not want to take pictures with those type of individuals.
On being sabotaged & losing a record deal
Before I got in this business, I didn’t know anything about somebody trying to sabotage my career [and] my name. That was foreign to me. I thought, I ain’t did nothing to nobody. Why would they want to try something like that with me? So that was foreign to me, so when them people did that it was a shock, but I still was cool. I still was good, but everybody else was taking to it. It actually…it injured my career a little bit. I watched it happen. I lost a deal because of that. A record situation. I lost a deal over that.

How did you know it was over that?
Because it was said to me. ‘Cause it was so much bad publicity around that. It’s crazy. So crazy. It’s so crazy man. I’ve never been through a sabotaging situation like that, and it was so fabricated. False. And I watched people take to it and it was just crazy. I can’t even…it was beyond me.

On how he would react if he saw Sidney Starr today
First off, I’m a humble dude. I’m a forgiving dude. And that’s another thing…if people know anything about what Jesus spoke of in the Bible you know it was about love and forgiveness. So, I’m a forgiving dude. I would tell that person…which I’ve already told that person how I felt about it because that person contacted my people. I forgave them. I forgave the person because it ain’t no need for me to hold no grudge. It don’t mean that just because that person chose to be evil don’t mean that I gotta be evil right along with them. I’ma stay good-natured. Stay good-hearted. I would tell that person that was pretty messed up. That was foul. I [ended] up losing a lot for that. While they was trying to gain something that they still didn’t gain and trying to walk over people to get where you wanna get, that’s not the way to go. That ain’t it. Because a circle is 360 degrees. So what that tells me is what comes around, goes around.

I think Chingy should have definitely sued for defamation of character…its all good, I guess everything is in the past now.

P-Square, Chidinma, Davido, Phyno, Olamide & More, MTV Releases The Nomination List For 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA)

MTV Base has revealed the nominees for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban.
The prestigious MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) nominations were revealed at a glittering nominations celebration at The Sands, Johannesburg, South Africa by MTV Base VJs Nomuzi Mabena and Sizwe Dhlomo, alongside Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, Tim Horwood, Channel Director, MTV Base and Shirley Mabiletja, Brand Manager: Absolut, Pernod Ricard South Africa.
Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, “We congratulate all the nominees for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards. This year, the MAMA offers a stunning platform for African artists, it also celebrates the young personalities, leaders and creatives who are making a positive impact on the continent.”
The MAMA nominations in full:

Best Male
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Donald (South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Female
Arielle T (Gabon)
Chidinma (Nigeria)
DJ C’ndo (South Africa)
Efya (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Group
Big Nuz (South Africa)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best New Act
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Heavy K (South Africa)
Phyno (Nigeria)
Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Best Live Act
2face (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Flavour (Nigeria)
Dr Malinga (South Africa)
Zakes Bantwini (South Africa)

Best Collaboration
Amani ft Radio and Weasel – ‘Kiboko Changu’ (Kenya/Uganda)
Diamond feat Davido – ‘Number One’ (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat May D – ‘Happiness’ (South Africa/Nigeria)
R2bees feat Wizkid – ‘Slow Down’ (Ghana/Nigeria)
Uhuru feat DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor, Yuri Da Cunha – ‘Y-tjukutja’ (South Africa/Angola)

Artist of the Year
Davido (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Song of the Year
Davido- ‘Skelewu’ (Nigeria)
DJ Clock feat Beatenberg – ‘Pluto’ (Remember Me) (South Africa)
DJ Ganyani feat FB – ‘Xigubu’ (South Africa)
DJ Kent feat The Arrows –‘Spin My World Around’ (South Africa)
Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – ‘Surulere’ (Nigeria)
KCee – ‘Limpopo’ (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat Uhuru ‘Khona’ (South Africa)
Mi Casa- ‘Jika’ (South Africa)
P Square – ‘Personally’ (Nigeria)
Yuri Da Cunha -‘Atchu Tchu Tcha’ (Angola)

Best Hip Hop
AKA (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Khuli Chana (South Africa)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Sarkodie (Ghana)

Best Pop
Danny K (South Africa)
Fuse ODG (Ghana)
Goldfish (South Africa)
LCNVL (South Africa)
Mathew Mole (South Africa)

Best Alternative
Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)
Michael Loman (South Africa)
Nakhane Toure (South Africa)
Parlotones (South Africa)
Shortstraw (South Africa)

Best Francophone
Arielle T (Gabon)
Espoir 2000 (Ivory Coast)
Ferre Gola (DRC)
Toofan (Togo)
Youssoupha (Congo)

Best Lusophone
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
JD (Angola)
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)

NON MUSIC CATEGORIES
Personality of the Year
Chimamanda Adiche (Nigeria)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Nigeria)
Trevor Noah (South Africa)
Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya)
Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire)
 Transform Today by Absolut
Anisa Mpungwe (Tanzania)
Clarence Peters (Nigeria)
I See a Different You (South Africa)
Leti Arts (Ghana)
Rasty (South Africa)

Voting for the MTV Africa Music Awards is open at www.mtvbase.com from 16 April 2014 until midnight on 4 June 2014.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

New Video: Harrysong a.k.a Mr Songz - Story [Download]

Five Star Music singer/songwriter Harrysong a.k.a Mr Songz premieres the video for his latest single titled “Story”.
The song itself “My Story” which has a church praise melody talks about success and riches and that is what the video portrays.

Watch, enjoy and share. 

New Video: Durella - Sex Tonight [18+ Download]

King of the Zanga, Durella is out with a fresh new video titled “Sex Tonight.” He tagged it 18+ for adults only.

Watch, download and enjoy!

Mixed Reactions From Nigerians, As The President Visits Kano For A Political Rally Amidst The Bomb Blast Chaos [Photos]

According to reports from Sahara Reporters, Nigerians have reacted with outrage over President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to Kano to welcome former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau, to the Peoples Democratic Party, a day after a car bomb killed dozens of Nigeria and injured several others in a suburb of Abuja.

The government said 75 people died while 124 others were injured although body count by witnesses and a Premium Times reporter suggest over 200 Nigerians were killed.
Insensitive, irresponsible, terrible, and wicked are some of the words that have been used to describe the president’s political visit to Kano.

“Let’s face it, is it even proper, as a father, for the president to be dancing at a rally and clinking glasses at a chief’s party just the day after?” said Betty Abah, journalist and activist. “What really would happen if he sends representatives while he pretends he’s meeting security chiefs? Even if he doesn’t care, is this even good for his image? What message is he sending out? He did same during the  Centenary celebrations. How do you explain this crass insensitivity?”
“It is plain insensitive, really. It an evident that the leadership of this country does not take our lives seriously at all,” said activist lawyer, Bamidele Aturu.
 “He wouldn’t have lost anything if he had postponed the campaign for another one or two months and let the people who are bereaved come to terms with the gruesome reality,” For him to embark on that trip show clearly that for him politics is more important than the lives of Nigerians.”

“It is very insensitive and irresponsible,” said another lawyer, Festus Keyamo.
“That is a sign that the government does not value the lives of Nigerians. As a matter of fact it is confirmation that the present system actually enjoys the pogrom that is going on in that part of the country. It is very condemnable that the president could not even declare a day of national mourning after we have lost about 200 lives,” said Chairman of CACOL, Debo Adeniran.
“The president is not thoughtful; the president seems to be sadistic, enjoying the show of bloodletting. Our president doesn’t care. You know he said the other time that he doesn’t give a damn. He doesn’t give a damn whatever Nigerians say, he doesn’t give a damn about our feelings of agony, he doesn’t give a damn about those who are suffering the pains and pangs of the carnage going on in some parts of the country.”
The Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, also chided the president for being insensitive to the lives lost in he blast.
 “At a time when several innocent lives have been lost, when many of the victims are in hospital seeking blood donations to survive, the president is gallivanting around the country in the name of PDP unity rally”, he said during the matriculation ceremony of the Northwest University.

Win N10 Million And Become A Superstar In “Star The Winner Is” Talent Show, Register Now!

"Star The Winner Is" is another talent show that’s set to produce the next Nigerian music superstar, and it is scheduled kick off later this month.
It is possible that “Star The Winner Is“ will now replace the popular Star Quest, which was last held in 2002 when KC Presh emerged as the winner.
The show will bring an exciting new show that combines musical talent with the spontaneity and unpredictability of a game show, to deliver entertainment to audiences across the country and beyond.
The overall winner will receive a cash prize of N10 million cash prize and a brand new car.
The show is sponsored by Star, from Nigerian Breweries PLC and Talpa International B.V. Star is the Nigerian beer brand responsible for Star Music Trek, Star Mega Jam, Star Music App and Star Quest.

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“I Grew Up In The Midst Of Thieves, And Football Was A Part Of Me” – Tha Suspect Reveals Humble Beginning, Career & More

Multitalented singer, producer and sound engineer, Tha Suspect a.k.a David Peters in an extensive chat recently with HipHop World Magazine, he opens up on his arduous childhood, his love for football, the bond he shares with maverick cinematographer, Clarence Peters and other illuminating revelations.

What was growing up like for Suspect?
Growing up wasn’t easy for me at all; I grew up in an environment where negativity was the norm. I was in one room with like thirteen to fifteen people; sometimes sef you go dey sleep, you go dey find where to put leg because if fit be person head. It wasn’t easy living in an environment where everybody was in your business. While growing up, we had dreams that we would make it out of the environment, not like we did not like what it does to us but you know, when you grow up in the midst of thieves, armed robbers, you know, at some point you might probably have to cover up for them; that’s not the life; today, this one is alive, tomorrow, the other one is dead and this are your guys.

You were orphaned at quite young age; did that complicate your life in anyway?
Was it really at a young age? I can’t remember how old I was then but I sha know say I don grow small when the thing happen. I was actually aware of my parents, it wasn’t easy for my dad because it was my mum that went first, it wasn’t easy for him because that was his woman now, she was the one that stood up for him all the while. It wasn’t easy and it made me learn that things would happen and you’d have to just move on with your life. Everything happens for a reason; if you no come life you no go know say death dey.

Do you think your parents would be proud of what you have become today?
Truthfully to an extent, I think my dad would be disappointed. Before he passed on, he saw me make music. He would have preferred me to get a real job, you know, basically do anything but music. When I was playing football, my dad and mum called me and where like you have to choose between football and school. Eventually when my mum passed on and pop c saw that it seems like ‘this boy is making music and he’s been doing engineering from a very young age, now I don’t know if I should actually tell him to actually go back to the football he was doing’ he now preferred the football I was doing, but there was no way, it was too late.
So how did music start?
Basically it was fun for me, you know, being in the school band, playing percussion, setting up drums with plastic containers and actually playing it to sound like you were listening to real drums. In my hood, people used to look at me and were like there’s one particular possession with this boy, we don’t understand this child, let’s just live him, he’s confused, he plays football very well but this particular one, we don’t understand, until I started going from place to place then in secondary school, I now did one radio jingle, then from there, I produced a song for one brick layer friend of mine which I wasn’t supposed to do anyway ‘cos he just took me along to the studio to have the experience but I ended up instructing the producer and jointly working with him on the song.  That was just it for me basically, it wasn’t actually music; it was more of football.

At which point did you actually decide that it is music and not football?
One day I got back home from training, I dropped my boot, I picked up my note book and I scribbled something down, like for lines, took one of those cassettes, pressed record, then I played back then I drummed to what I wrote down and I was like wow! After then, I never looked back, it was music all through.
You used to be in a group, The Praise Brothers, how was it being in this group and what were you guys up to back then?
It was an acapella group that could do all sorts, they were good, and they were like one of the best that time. We had album with Cabassa around 2001. All the other members of the group have left music now though, I think except the group leader who is in Spain now.

Considering the fact that you had your roots in gospel music, is there any possibility of you still recording a gospel album?
Of course, there’s every possibility

How long have you and Clarence Peters known each other?
I’ve known Clarence since he was a child, that’s my brother o, he is my blood, I’ve known Clarence o, he used to just eye me like ‘this guy sha, the way he plays football sha, he’ll just be embarrassing people up and down and later we now brought him into my group, Praise Brothers, then  later on we had issues, he ran off to SA, I stayed back to horn my craft and then when he came back, he was like, we need to work. We actually did some projects before he left. We signed some girls around 2003 or so. You know women now, you cannot put them together in one room and expect them to behave exactly the same way. They kept giving us issues; they ought to be the first artistes that we would have signed then. It was when he came back that we now started Capital Hill music.

Was Capital Hill solely involved in Music alone, considering that you were a music person and Clarence was more of a Cimatographer?
Asides music then, me and Clarence used to do sound tracks for movies. That was like the plan from day one. There’s a possibility we are still going to delve into that again some time, however, if we are, we are going do it proper, I mean, we will do a proper movie, we just wanted to set a standard, everything we want to do, its Capital, people always expect the best from us so we won’t just come and just shoot, it has to be ground breaking, that’s why we haven’t touched anything yet.

Speaking of your plans with nollywood, are we going to see you acting too or you are just going to be behind the scene?
I might be doing sound designing and still be a face in the project, just give me the script and ill dissect it. As a matter of fact, I have had some acting roles in the past, although that was very long ago.

What do you like most about your profession?
I want to start by saying that music is a swipe card, the fact that your face is out there is a swipe card, it can open door for you and sometimes a lot people let this get into their head.



The Search For The Faces Of Zaron Cosmetics 2014 Begins, Models Register Here And Contest

Zaron Cosmetics, one of the leading cosmetic brands in Africa will be conducting a search for Zaron ‘Faces’ across the Nation.
This competition is aimed at empowering and discovering young female models that will join other top models for Zaron’s next advertorial campaign. Find out how you can qualify after the cut...
To qualify:
1st STAGE:
·    Entry starts now and ends on 19th April, 2014.
·    Female model should be between the ages of 17 and 25
·    Like Zaron’s Facebook page on www.facebook.com/zaroncosmetics and follow @zaronintl on twitter.
·    Send a 5/7 portrait picture of yourself along with your details toinfo@zaron.com.ng
·    10 models will be selected from the compiled list of entries.
2ND STAGE:  19th April-30th April
·  The 10 selected models will be treated to a makeover and photo session.
·    A two week voting period for the selected10 models by the general public.
·    The 3 models with the highest number of votes will be chosen.
·    The 3 winners will then be part of Zaron’s 2014 Advertorial Campaign.

For more information please visit www.zaron.com.ng or call 01-4545472. 

“I’m Proud Of My Curves & My Large Boobs” - Tennis Star, Serena Williams Looks Sexy On The Cover Of Fitness Magazine [PHOTOS]

Multiple award winning tennis superstar, Serena Williams is the cover girl for the May 2014 issue of Fitness Magazine. The tennis playing beauty is flexing biceps and triceps in a sexy red one-piece with cut outs.
The Tennis star just like some of us used to yearn for a slim slender physique and not the athletic built she has today. In the issue she talks on her body issues, how she learnt to love her curves and more.
She said…

“When I was young I thought I should be built more like an athlete -long and lean- not with a womanly figure. But then people my age started coming up to me and saying, ‘I love you because of the way you look.’ That was really motivating. So I learned to be proud of my curves and embrace my large boobs. It’s all about loving who you are and realizing that you’re beautiful.” 

Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo & Wife, Adaeze Celebrates Son, Joey’s 4th Birthday [PHOTOS]

Super Eagles captain and Norwich City FC defender,  Joseph Yobo and his ex-MBGN wife, Adaeze Yobo celebrated their son, Joey‘s 4th birthday with a fun Spiderman theme.
At the fun party, Joey was dressed in a costume of his favourite superhero, while his father rocked Givenchy and his mom, a print shift dress.

Check out the fun photos below and share your thoughts! 
 
Photo Credit: instagram.com/adaezeyobo

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

An Ode To A Wonder Woman: Singer, Omawunmi Moves Into N100Million Lekki Mansion [Report]

Omawumi Megbele is now adjudged the highest paid female artiste in Nigeria. Evidences are all over the place at the moment, ranging from her proceeds from shows to mouth-watering endorsements, which qualified the Warri, Delta State born singer to be in the league of musicians that cruise in exotic cars and live in multi-million naira houses. The If you ask me, I’d say the crooner now smiles to the bank regularly.

Currently, she’s the only female music star with the highest number of endorsements, followed closely by another fantastic female singer, the vivacious Tiwa Savage. Omawumi is an ambassador of Glo, one of Nigeria telecommunications giants, and the endorsement is worth N25 million. She also also signed a multi-million deal with Guinness, as a face of Malta Guinness Africa. She was unveiled recently as Konga.com ambassador. The hard working singer is also the face of Mortein, where she participated in the malaria campaign across Africa.  She’s part of the Rise With The Energy of Africa and Project Alert Society.

Last week, the crooner was among the 19 African artistes invited for one.org agriculture campaign called Do Agric, It Pays, with one of the continent’s biggest musical collaborations ever, entitled, Cocoa Na Chocolate!
Unlike other artistes who go round boasting with their achievements, the gifted singer is humble. She has been described as silent achiever, who believes in the concept, Less Talk, More Action. Unknown to many, Omawumi moved into her own house at Lekki Phase 1, around Tantalizers area, Victoria Island, Lagos in January, 2014 and the edifice, Enconium Weekly gathered, gulped N100 million. During the period, the leading music star in Nigeria acquired a 2012 ML 350 Mercedes worth about N12.5 million.

All these have been made possible for her, because she has a good management team headed by the List Entertainment boss, Sunday Are. Surprisingly, Omawumi survived the already saturated and very competitive industry without a record label! Mr. Sunday Are, a guru and veteran in artiste management made it possible for the Omawumi brand to be celebrated across the world. This was also confirmed by the singer herself.
According to her, “I am really happy about the people around me. Big thanks to my father, like I call him, Mr. Sunday Are for setting up a fantastic management team, including my energetic band members. I thank God for making it possible because music is a form of enjoyment for me and I thank God that I can eat from what I enjoy doing.

“The industry has been good to me. If I must tell you the truth, apart from some bad belle people or head people, who are bent on bringing you down, they are there to make you strong. I have had opportunities of making good friends in the industry. They look up to me as their baby sister. So, the industry has been good to me and I feel very good.” 

New Music: Jennifer Hudson Ft. Timbaland – Walk It Out [Download]

Jennifer Hudson gets some production from Timbaland on her latest single ‘Walk It Out’. This will appear on her forthcoming album, which is expected to drop later this year.

Download and Listen to the track below.

According To Food Experts, See Foods That Prevents Your Hair From Growing

Are you trying to grow your hair? See the foods that experts recommended to be consumed in a minimum or stop.
Sugar: For your hair’s sake, please step away from the sweets. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein and we all know how important protein is for your hair. Vitamin E is also essential for healthy hair growth and sugar can lower the level of vitamin E that needs to get to your strands! This doesn’t mean you have to cut out sugar altogether. It just means that you should reduce your intake.

Salt: Salt should be used in moderation because excess sodium has been shown to cause hair to shed excessively. Sodium should be limited to less than 2300 mg a day and even less if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or are over the age of 51.

Bleached white flour: Starchy foods are broken down into sugar and can cause your hair to thin. If you eat starchy foods like bread, pastas, cakes, and other floury deliciousness, it’s time to consider consuming smaller amount, just for a while.


Soft drinks: One bottle of soft drinks contains an inordinate amount of processed sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, and chemical-filled colours that don’t provide any nutrients for your hair except completely dry out your hair. 

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka Share His Thoughts On The Bus Staion Bombing In Abuja

Multiple award winning Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday in Osogbo, declared that the country was in need of competent leaders to confront, among others, the security challenges facing the country. He said the security challenges facing the country could not be solved by prayers, but by leaders with capacity to deal with the situation without partisanship.
Soyinka suggested that learning from the history of nations that had faced similar situations could help Nigeria survive her present security challenges.
Soyinka, who was a keynote speaker at a colloquium with the theme Fundamental Imperatives of Cohabitation, Faith and Secularism, organised by Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, CBCIU, Osogbo, called for a frank talk among stakeholders in the affairs of the country to end the spate of bombings.
According to Soyinka, who said he received with shock the news of Nyanya Motor Park bombing, authorities concerned must arrest the situation.
Debunking a newspaper report, which quoted him as saying the nation’s security challenges could be resolved through prayers, Soyinka posited that Boko Haram insurgency should not be mistaken for a religious war, insisting that prayers alone could not end the crises.
He said: ”I have never said prayer can help resolve the security challenges facing Nigeria.
“I believe the situation must be tackled without partisanship and all these uninformed comments cannot help the situation.
“We should wake up to the reality. Nigeria is in war and only competence can solve the problem, not prayers.”


New Video: 50 Cent - Hustler

After releasing the audio earlier on, G-Unit boss, 50 Cent returns with the official visual for his latest offering  titled ‘Hustler’. It is produced by Jake One.
His new album ‘Animal Ambition’ is set to drop on June 3rd.

Watch the video below and share your thoughts. 

New Music: Tony Yayo Ft. Young Buck – Devils Advocate [Download]

G-Unit Souljah, Tony Yayo and former member-now Cash Money bound, Young Buck join forces for this new collaboration titled ‘Devils Advocate’. This will appear on Tony Yayo’s upcoming mixtape ‘El Chapo 3′ dropping soon.

Download and Listen to the track below:  

22 Year-Old Popular Motivational Blogger, Karyn Washington Commits Suicide [Report]

22 Year-old popular celebrity blogger, Karyn Washington, who founded the blog For Brown Girls three years ago to 'celebrate the beauty of dark skin while combatting colorism and promoting self love', has committed suicide. Karyn killed herself at her home on April 8th. She was just 22.
The close friends say the popular blogger suffered from depression and mental illness for many months before taking her life. Friends say the depression started after she lost her mum to cancer in 2013. Karyn, who motivated thousands everyday through her blog, never shared her problems with her fans and readers, who were most shocked when news of her death hit headlines.
Ty Alexander wrote on his blog
"I wanna pout for a few minutes. I wanna bubble-snot cry. I wish someone had told Karyn Washington that she didn’t have to be strong. She didn’t have to hold the world’s glaring eyes on her shoulders. That asking for help was ok. No matter how you ask for it, it’s ok. People say all the time, You’re so strong! That’s so far from the truth. I AM WEAK!!! I think that’s what has gotten me through. I don’t judge myself for bursting into tears in the middle of a meeting. I don’t judge myself for eating the entire pint of butter pecan ice cream (although I just signed up for Crunch)! And I cannot judge myself for not being able to save Karyn."


May her gentle soul rest in peace, Amen.   

#SaveTheAbujaBlastVictims: British High Commissioner To Nigeria Donates Blood To Victims Of Abuja Bomb Blast [PHOTOS]

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr. Andrew Pocock, has joined the long list of meaning Nigerians who poured out in mass to donate blood to the victims of the bomb blast in nyanya, Abuja yesterday. He was seen at the National Blood Transfusion Centre, Wuse 3, Abuja donating blood.

May God bless every one who has donated blood to victims!!!

The Africa Fashion Week, Nigeria Is Set To Light Up The Runway This Easter, As #BBATheChase Stars, Elikem & Pokello Unveiled As Ambassadors

The organizers of the much awaited Africa Fashion Week, Nigeria (AFWN) whose core aim is to provide visibility platforms for new talents and help gather international attention and awareness, has announced its new ambassadors. The event which is to hold in the month of May17th and 18th. we have announced Pokello Nare and Elikem Kumordzie, the soon-to-be couple as ambassadors of the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria,who were big brother housemates 2013 (TheChase). Elikem, a fashion designer who has a collection of designs is now a part of the AFWN and so also is Pokello. The Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is giving equal opportunities to emerging and top fashion designers to create a platform that will promote the African fashion and richness and make it embraced all over.
The two day event will be graced by Grand patrons Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas & Senator Daisy Danjuma, and Patron Hon.Abike Dabiri, with Special Guests of honor Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija and Chief Oprah Benson  supporting  the emerging designers. Fashion lovers, Media houses, celebrities, textile manufacturers,models, make-up artists, fashion photographers, retail buyers, potential designers and business of fashion people will grace the event.
This platform which celebrates and supports African creativity  was created in London in 2011 Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) and has showcased over 200 UK and non UK bases African designers.Africa Fashion Week London is a sister event to much anticipated Africa Fashion Week Nigeria which will  wrap-up with a gala fashion show with veteran fashion designer Hajia Abba Folawiyo  closing the show.
According to Ronke Ademiluyi, the organiser and founder of AFWL & AFWN, “the event is to bind emerging talents in the fashion industry, connect them to the right people, showcase them to their customers and potential ones, unleash the creativity in them, support them, give them an opportunity and platform to grow and create awareness.”  

Designers in their hundreds have already signified their intention to participate by visit the organizers’ website. Registration and opportunities still abound for designers and exhibitors interested in participating by visiting www.africafashionweeknigeria.com or call 07088800866. The event is billed to have over 5000 visitors, celebrities, upwardly-mobile and fashion enthusiasts.

We are counting on you.