By Olasunkanmi Akoni
The popular Juju Maestro, Chief Michael Adedayo, popularly known as â€œMicho Adeâ€ has come out with a big bang after a long lull in the musical world.
Music lovers who thought it had ended for juju music had it pleasant on Easter Monday when JujuÂ Micho Ade, attracted personalities and other musicians to the grand launch of his new work entitled, Turning Point.
It was a swell moments at the White House, Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos where the 11-tracker which is rich in edifying lyrics and irresistible drum beat was launched, both audio and video. Among the Juju musicians who graced the show which was organised by City People Entertainment included PMAN president Dele Abiodun, Wale Thompson and Mega 99.
It was excitement galore as Micho Ade mounted the stage to give a good account of himself as he dished out numbers from the new album.
From the first to the last track, the album seems poised to make a statement loudly: That the genre is not only alive, but that lovers of soul-inspiring and sensible musical compositions still have them to enjoy.
Micho Ade, started his career in 1977 with his Micho Ade and the Golden Stars of Africa band.
Lolo 1 plans Song outbreak
Plans are in advanced stage for the final presentation of Song Outbreak season 1, a talent hunt show designed to discover young talents and nurture them to do great exploit in the music industry.
According to the initiator of the projectÂ OmotundeÂ Adebowale-David aka Lolo 1 of Wazobia Fm,Â â€œthe aim of the talent hunt is to give young upcoming artistes in Isolo Local Government Area,Â the opportunity to express themselves and earn a livingÂ in what theyÂ believe inâ€.
The Ogun State born talented broadcaster, further stated that Song Outbreak is her own little way of giving back to the society as â€œthere are many young people who are talented but do not know how to go about it. With this project, I believe that superstars will emerge from Isoloâ€ she submitted .
At the beginning of the competition over one hundred youth registered. After series of performances and audition, ten outstandingÂ artistes made it to the final.Â They are Theophilus Sunday, Anumele Stanley, Olugbenro Bernard, Christiana Williams, Jenifa Soko, Da bless, Twimzzay, Okeydoye David, Young Master , Mc Flow among others.
The first, second and third place winners will go home with N100, 000, N50,000 and N25,000 naira respectively with a recording deal from Thumbs up Entertainment- a Lagos based music promotion company with interest in talent development.
STAR rek begins
This yearâ€™s edition of Star Trek, the exciting national music concert tour sponsored by Star lager, the nationâ€™s number one lager brand takes off this Friday at Ikotun Egbe, a major suburb on the outskirts of Lagos. The stars are expected to move to Ilesha on Saturday to continue what promises to be the best Star Trek ever.
On parade is the best of Nigeriaâ€™s music stars. The list includes the latest Dollar millionaires in town, the singing twins Peter and Paul aka P-Square who have just returned to the country with their $1miilion dollar winning prize from the last KORA Awards.
Also on the Bill is the koko master himself, Dâ€™banj and another popular member of the Mo Hits crew Wande Coal, Bracket, Timaya and Obesere are some of the artistes to thrill Nigerians in this yearâ€™s edition of Star Trek, the music concert tour sponsored by Star, Nigeriaâ€™s favourite lager brand. The list also includes rave of the moment, Banky W, Terry G, MI, Sound Sultan, Djinee, KAS, Black Trybe, KC Presh and Jukebox, the 2010 winners of Star Quest, the music talent show concluded early April.