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Like Toyota like B.o.u.q.u.i

Like crisis-hit manufacturer, Toyota, that’s recalled over 10million of their cars globally since last September, Nigeria’s international rap gospel act, B.o.u.q.u.i has withdrawn the rest of her sophomore albums in circulation.


The album recalled last month was released only four months ago (March). It is titled Redefinition. And unlike Toyota that recalled its cars for defects bothering on safety, Bouqui’s recall is simply because she’s not pleased with the CD packaging. Redefinition was released while the singer was on tour outside the country and the sleeve was designed by someone simply identified as Flammy. It was also marketed by Iyke The Don.

While Flammy works out a new design, word has it that by the time the reworked units hit the market, it would not be just with a new jacket. The rapper, we hear, is toying with mixing the CD content with some joints from her debut album which she feels weren’t well exposed. At the end of the day, Redefinition just might be re-christened too.

2Shotz heats up the scene
Umu Nnam Records Don and long time coming rapper, 2Shotz Orioha is about to flare the already heated video revolution going on. Next Tuesday, in Lagos, the cast and crew for I am William, his latest single, will hit location for its shoot.

The video will be the second off his expected 5th album with his first titled Oyoyo released last November. While Oyoyo was a 2-man video featuring singer YQ, I am William is tipped to be a star-studded one judging from the line up of celebs penciled to grace the shoot. The video will be directed by popular music video director, DJ Tee while the song was produced by rapper M.I. The 14-track album will be released soon.

In a related development, the rapper known as Killz or Ikechukwu has dropped his first video since quitting Storm Records and joining the Don Jazzy led label, Mo Hits. The new video titled Critical features label mate D’banj and premiered last week. Fast tempo Critical was produced by the label’s exclusive producer, Don Jazzy and directed by Mo Hits’ go-to-director, Sesan Olusa. It was shot in Brooklyn, New York and parades lots of beautiful models alongside the entire Mo Hits crew excluding D’Prince.

Youths rave for fun
Unstoppable star 2Face put up an exciting performance for the youths at the YD Rave that held recently at the prestigious Lekki hangout, Get Arena. Dishing out old favourites such as For Instance, African Queen and Plantashun Boyz, and rounding up with his new mega hit, Implication, the nostalgia was just the apt medication for a fun-filled night.

The Rave, initiated by Youth Dynamix as an advance celebration of Nigeria at 50, was an opportunity to re-affirm the proudly Nigerian spirit of the youth as they partied for F.U.N. (Future United Nigeria).  Super producer Don Jazzy, Mo Hits’ D’Prince, rapper Ikechukwu, R & B singer Banky W, Wizkid and a lot more others spiced up the FUN night. On the wheels of steel were Djs Neptune and Soze and they did engage the enthusiastic and interactive crowd. It was a happy crowd that trooped out of Get Arena at the break of dawn.


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