Friday July 3rd, 2015
Friday July 3rd, 2015
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Brand ambassadors without hit songs in recent times

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*D'banj

Naeto’s last real hit was ‘Tony Montana’ which was released in 2012. In today’s world, that’s almost as good as a century ago. Some believe marriage and fatherhood are the epicentre of the dashing rapper’s world now, and music has taken a back seat. He released a track ‘Helele’ featuring fellow Glo ambassador, Flavour last year, but it wasn’t much of a hit. Little wonder this artiste was dropped last week by MTN.

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Top 15 music and videos of the week

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Dancers perform during a rehearsal at a dance school in Lagos AFP PHOTO

Top 15 music and videos of the week

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Veteran actor Lari Williams going blind, homeless

  /   in Home Video People, News, Showtime People 2:50 pm   /   Comments

Lari Williams

A veteran actor, Lari Williams, on Tuesday lamented that he needed help from philanthropists because he was homeless and going blind.

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Music reality TV show stars’ struggle for relevance in the industry

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Mercy-Chinwo

“I am different from every other single person who has ever won anything so I know my case is going to be different and it is going to be awesome. I mean I got kicked off the competition and was brought back and I won!

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AMAA 2015 organisers move to Los Angeles

  /   in Showtime People 10:47 pm   /   Comments

*Obi Emelanyo making acceptance speech after receiving his award

Organizers of the prestigious African Movie Academy Awards,AMAA, have announced that the 2015 nominations gala event ahead of the award ceremony will hold today, at the glamorous LA Live complex in Downtown Los Angeles where the nominees in the 26 categories will be announced.

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My title as DJ disgusts some people -DJ Nana on Bitter-sweet tales of DJs before fame

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DJ Cuppy

“Everything about my life is serious. Of course it’s serious.” This is the response of superstar rapper Ice Prince to a question about his relationship with Ghanaian-French beauty Maima.

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DJs tell their bitter-sweet stories before the fame

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DJ-Caise1

I met Akon at a night club in London and I remember him whispering into my ear, saying he was really impressed. I also met Jermaine Jackson at the African Music Awards in London and he said the same thing. To me, these were inspiring moments and I said I wanted to take this up. So I quit my job around 2010 and I moved back to Nigeria in 2011.”

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Why I will never be part of Nollywood — Wale Adenuga

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Wale-Adenuga

Young boys and girls have pocketed Nollywood and sent veteran actors into forced retirement. These old actors are now living in abject poverty due to inactivity. Some of them facing avoidable deaths. But you see, there is nothing bad in adopting Nollywood as name for Nigeria film industry, what I expected was that when you are telling the story of that Nollywood, it behooves on you to say it started in 1950s, giving credence to those who started it before you.

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New songs and videos rocking the music scene

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Yemi Alade (Its-in-you)

The Nigerian music industry never sleeps. Day to day, there are new things happening. New songs, new videos and lots more. In the last couple of months, from May till date, here are a number of songs and videos released into the market. Read all about it.

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why you should stop calling Jonathan a hero- Adokiye

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Adokiye-Kyrian

When former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan called President Muhammadu Buhari after the 2015 presidential election to concede defeat, many applauded him as a gentleman who has the interest of the country at heart. Many went as far as calling him the hero of our time. So were his many friends in the entertainment industry. But it seems singer and actress, Adokiye would remember the leader for a different reason.

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Our journey so far D’Prince opens up on Don Jazzy, D’Banj,

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D prince

Most of the time, we do it to get attention. I know that if I do something like that, it will be all over the news. That’s all I can say. Go and check Jayz , Beyonce, Davido, Wizkid, DJ Khaleed, nobody ever post stuffs without that intention. If you are doing it, you know it will end up in the news.

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Mixed blessings of movie stars turned music divas (2)

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Tonto-Dikeh

Last week we brought you Omotola, Genevieve, Juliet Ibrahim, Jennifer Eliogu, and Ronke Ojo, looking at their fortunes since adding music to their portfolios, outside their familiar terrain of acting. This week, we continue with other movie stars who have either done music or doing music and see how they have fared in comparison to their comfort zone of acting.

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M.I. expresses desire to collaborate with Hugh Maskela, Youssou N’Dour, others

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MI Abaga

M.I has expressed a desire to collaborate with a number of legendary African artistes including Hugh Maskela, Youssou N’Dour, Salif Keita and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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Why I am called Joe Bling – Joe Bling

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Joebling

Joseph Chijoke Obigbara a.k.a Joe Bling is a fast rising gospel artiste who believes music is a tool to inspire and make impact.The Anambra State Polytechnic graduate of Public Administration, recently released is debut album titled Grateful.

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Banky W in all-white Ciroc reopening of ‘The Place’

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bankyw

Ikeja, a Lagos highbrow and the acclaim hub of nightclubbing in Nigeria is set for a new experience as the popular The Place Restaurant, Lounge & Nightclub launches its newly transformed, ultra-modern and state of the art Ikeja GRA Club tonight, Saturday, Ma 30th.

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Dramas in Awka as Star Trek ends phase 1

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Yemi-Alade

Music lovers and enthusiasts in Awka, Anambra state last Saturday must have wished for the day to last more than 24 hours when the Star Music Trek rocked their city. The annual concert tour sponsored by Star, the premium lager beer from the stable of Nigerian Breweries had brought Timaya, MI, Yemi Alade, Naeto C, Raw, 2Face Idibia and many others to the bustling Eastern city and even after the last performer on the night had left the stage, the mammoth crowd at the De Geogold Hotel stayed hoping for an encore performance by 2Face.

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My worst career experience with a producer — Sandra Alhassan

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Sandra-Alhassan

To shock me the more he said I would work for free and had to go to bed with one of his friends. It was just too much for me to take, so I walked away. Afterward, he tried to reach me on phone but I never picked his call, ever again.

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Mixed blessings of movie stars turned music divas (1)

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Juliet-Ibrahim-ok

After making a name for themselves in the movie world, these divas decided to dabble into music, leveraging on their star power and fan base. For some of them, it has been a gradual rise to the top, while for others it has been a fruitless effort. In no particular order, we chronicle movie stars who have ventured into music at one point or the other.

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Nollywood Abuja releases movie to condemn ‘make it syndrome’  

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DVDs for sale are pictured in a store on September 24, 2013 in Accra. The new film by Ghanaian-Nigerian director Pascal Amanfo "Boko Haram" has been banned by censors in Ghana and shunned by cinema owners in Nigeria. AFP PHOTO

The yearning to make it in life as quick as possible at all cost, no doubt, could not be ruled out as one of the factors responsible for the increase in crime rate in the society.

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I’ve always had female admirers all my life — Ik Ogbonna

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IK-Ogbonna

A good actor is a good listener, a good actor is a person that can leave the shell of his personal self and become a character. A good actor is someone that is ready to read and understand his script. For me as a person, I started acting without the basic knowledge of what acting should really be but over time and experience, I got to realize that there’s more to acting than just being a fine boy or dressing good or reading lines. When you act you should actually feel what you’re acting and I’m working on myself every single day to try and become a very good actor.

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Black Miss Japan fights racial prejudice

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Ariana Miyamoto

Ariana Miyamoto entered the Miss Universe Japan beauty contest after a mixed-race friend committed suicide. And she endured abuse after winning the crown because of her skin colour.

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Piracy a threat to entertainment industry- Mc Shakara

  /   in Showtime People 11:00 pm   /   Comments

Mc Shakara

A Lagos based comedian, Kenneth Agberia popularly known as “Mc Shakara’’, on Monday said that piracy had continued to be a nuisance to the entertainment industry.
Agberia, who said this in an interview in Lagos said that it was only when the menace was frontally tackled that the industry could get a respite.

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My ultimate ambition is to be governor of Oyo State — 9ICE

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9ice-3-a

I’ve learnt that songs are spiritual, and we as artistes, should watch the kind of songs we sing. Like the song “Once bitten, twice shy;” it was a quality song, but it was released at the wrong time when other things were happening. People just added one and two together, and concluded that the song was talking about my own separation. I still repeat that it’s a good song, and it’s only unfortunate that people read wrong meanings to it.

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Tales of Nigeria’s one – hit crooners (1)

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kel

Not every song becomes a hit even when it might have found acceptance within a section of the listening audience. Most artistes who have had one or several in their careers have been honest enough to admit it was never a thing they expected.

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Frills and thrills of Star Trek in Calabar … As Abakaliki rocks tonight

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Femi,-Chidinma,-Kcee,-Morgan & Wande

The inaugural leg of this year’s Star Music Trek, which took place at the Municipal Garden on Saturday May 2, 2015, continues today at Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. The Calabar leg which featured epic performances by some of the biggest names in Nigerian music such as Wande Coal, KCee, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Black Magic, Oritse Femi, Cynthia Morgan and many others has left many talking points too exciting and memorable to forget in a hurry.

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Advertising guru, Biodun Shobanjo, Troyka, bag awards at Europe Business Assembly

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Biodun Shobanjo, Chairman, Troyka

The award, which came on the heels of the 70th celebration for Shobanjo is given to Chief Executive Officers (CEO), company owners and top managers who have given significant inputs to the successes of their companies by advancing the best management practices and services for employees and customers.

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Nollywood veteran, Peter Bunor passes on

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Peter Bunor...Celebrating 30 years on stage

A veteran Nollywood actor, Peter Bunor, reportedly died on Friday in Asaba, Delta, according to his son, Peter Bunor Jnr.

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My marriage would have made me a sad woman – Steph Nora Okere

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Steph-Nora-4

I was never married but I was involved in a marriage process which got truncated along the line. Marriage begins with paying the woman’s dowry, traditional and white wedding. All these did not take place. My family didn’t support marrying a man who kept one woman in one place and plans keeping another one in another place. I attend Catholic church and the marriage process in Catholic, begins with the intended couples tendering a marriage certificate issued by a court to the church. This was the main reason we were in court in the first place.

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I could let a guy touch my boobs — Harmony

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Harmony

Move over Maheeda. Tiwa Savage isn’t just as gusty. Not even Adokiye has the wild streak, the new sensational singer, Harmony is letting off to the world. Born as Emike Ekwe, Harmony, as she is called, announced her arrival on the Nigerian music scene with a single, Chocolate, which is billed for release on Monday.

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Seyi Shay drops Jangilova to ease pains of Xenophobia

  /   in Showtime People 2:26 am   /   Comments

The indisputably talented R ‘n’ B diva ‘Seyi Shay’ drops another single called “Jangilova” produced by Del B. The song “Jangilova” is a high-life track, a story of love and happier times; excellent for weddings and other milestone celebrations.

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I am an expert when it comes to women — Teju Babyface

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Babyface

Comedy is only a means to an end for me. It is a college of life that I am currently enrolled in and not necessarily the reason for going to the college. I graduated from the school of comedy into doing a talk show that is much applauded and celebrated. Teju Babyface has mainly music and interview content with a pint of comedy. I am not a comedian essentially.

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No one in the industry scares me – Baene

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Baene

“For my inspiration, it comes from anything around me, my little pet dog, my young nephew at home who gets on my nerves but I love him all the same. Even a moment of scolding from my dear mother can turn out a big inspiration.”

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