Monthly Archives: February 2013
Fresh from winning the best Hip Hop Artiste of the year award at the just concluded National Gospel Awards 2013, B.O.U.Q.U.I celebrates her Birthday with the very first visual off her forthcoming double album titled ‘Marks of a General’ and ‘Eve of Independence’.
B.O.U.Q.U.I, Having pulled a major weight in the Nigeria music industry this year with the Biggest Gospel Collaboration and playing host to the biggest contemporary Gospel concert in Lagos “LOVE HOPE WAR TOUR” is not showing any sign of slacking down the pecking order at all as she throws in the video to her record breaking single “CELEBRATE” Featuring the multiple award winning American star, four time Stellar Award winner and two time Grammy and Dove Award nominee “DA T.R.U.T.H”.
The Rap evangelist star could not think of a better way to appreciate GOD’s divine protection and fans mounting love for another fantastic year having narrowly escaped a robbery attack two weeks ago with a double barrel gun pointed at her head on her way driving home.
B.O.U.Q.U.I’s double CD album “Marks Of a General and Eve Of Independence” will be available on the street next month as well as more videos on the album on your screen like soonest.
The video for Celebrate is directed by Akin Alabi films. You can also follow @bouqui2, @grugged and @truthonduty for more information on Bouqui’s forthcoming album amongst other events.
Cameroon music star Yannick Noah scarcely does duets but for the second time in his music career, he got one of Africa’s biggest music names, Nigerian born Asa on board. This comes after a duet with Peter Punk a.k.a Disiz La Peste on a track title, “Metise (se)” six years ago.
Asa lends her voice on Yannick’s “Hello” and both nailed it.
“Hello” is the third song on his current album, “Frontiers” released in 2011. The song has travelled far and wide and both stars have been performing live in various cities across the globe including Bruxelles.
Campus connect has released 12 shortlisted higher institutions of learning for the 2face and friends tour 2013. The 12 schools named are University of Lagos (UNILAG), University of Benin (UNIBEN), University of Ibadan (UI), University of Calabar (UNICAL) and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN). Others are University of Jos (UNIJOS), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Lagos State University (LASU), Benue State University (BSU) and Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu (IMT).
A posse of stars is expected to perform alongside 2face in the music fest, with notable names including Olamide, Dammy Krane, Rocksteady, Sheyi Shay, Durella, Capital FEMI, Harrysong, Sound Sultan, Crystals, Basket Mouth, Timi Dakolo and many others.
Four slots are still up for grabs as the voting which has been fierce will close on February 20 by 10pm.
Campus Connect was launched to aid 2face reestablish a connection with his teeming campus fans. It is a production of Now Muzik Encore/Hypertek in partnership with Soundcity.
A complete tour timetable with dates and venues will be released on close of voting.
*Culled From PulseNG*
The Nollywood actress who always claimed that marriage was not for her type, married Clifford Sule at a registry wedding that held on Thursday February 14th. The couple then held a wedding celebratory dinner the next day, February 15th at Sky Lounge at Eko Hotel.
Rita Dominic, Uche Jombo, Dakore Egbuson and Thelma Ojiji, were all in attendance to celebrate with their friend.
Clifford Sule is a senior lecturer at a UK University and Nse will be relocating to the UK to be with her husband. Their white wedding will hold soon.
Huge congrats to the couple….
The date has now been confirmed by Annie herself who took to twitter to tweet this:
Congrats in advance to the couple from us here at NaijaScoop!
More details to come….
It is with a heavy heart from ALL of us at NaijaScoop that we wish all the friends and family of Nigerian singing sensation, Goldie Harvey; the fortitude to bear the loss.
Goldie, 31, died on Thursday Feb 14, after she complained of a severe headache shortly after her arrival from the United States where she went to witness the Grammy Awards.
She was rushed from her Park View, Ikoyi, Lagos residence to her official hospital, Reddington, Victoria Island, Lagos, where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival at exactly 7:30pm in the evening.
Rest In Peace Goldie….
You will forever be missed….
We love you….
Ice Prince, Omawumi, Majid Michel, Mercy Chinwo & Eddie Watson star in Yvonne Nelson’s New Movie, “House of Gold”
In January, Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson exclusively revealed that she was currently working on her third movie production titled ‘House of Gold’.
She set a social media frenzy when it was revealed via her Instagram account with a set of photos that Nigerian music stars Ice Prince and Omawumi, Ghanaian actors Majid Michel and Eddie Watson as well as Nigerian Idol season 2 winner Mercy Chinwo will star in the movie.
The movie is directed by Pascal Amanfo. Yvonne Nelson’s character is Timara and although Ice Prince, Omawumi, Majid Michel, Eddie Watson and Mercy Chinwo’s roles and character names are yet to be revealed, we do know they are all siblings.
Read the official synopsis:
House of Gold Official Synopsis by Pascal Amanfo
Too Much…For Too Many….
Dab Ansah Williams, a high flying entrepreneur/business mogul, polygamist and socialite, is battling with cancer and has 6 weeks left to live according to medical practitioners. With the help of his long time associate and legal representative, he embarks on a mission to call all his children back home – most of whom were born out of wedlock and various illicit affairs.
The re-union proves a little more than everyone bargained for as each child returns with an agenda, setting the stage for the most hilarious and bizarre 7 days of their lives. At the end, they realize that there is just too much for too many.
After selling 6 million copies M.I returns from a 3-year self-imposed hiatus to set a new standard. On February 21, M.I will be releasing the first single off his much-anticipated Album, “The Chairman”, which is set for release in June 2013.
Though M.I has not released new solo-music during this break, he has been very busy. In 2012 alone, he was appointed the United Nation’s Ambassador for the Smuggling of Migrants, performed alongside Naeto C on the Hennessy Artistry Tour, and was actively performing his duties as the VP of Chocolate City Music, making creative contributions to Brymo’s 2012 debut release with Chocolate City – #TheSonOfaKapenta. #MIAbaga
Now the King Returns.
“I woke up to an email sent at 2am from M.I, and it read “Guys, it has come… the song,” and at that moment I knew he had it down – the song, the concept, everything. That’s the kind of genius he is with this stuff,” said his Manager, Abuchi Ugwu.
If M.I broke records online and was listed on Billboard Magazine as one of the top sounds in 2010, with “MI2”, expect more from The Chairman. The project is content driven, and will certainly draw the listener’s ears to issues bordering on socio-economic and political aspirations of the masses.
“I don’t have any other information except that it’s going to be beyond anyone’s imagination,” MI said in reply to a question. “Everyone just has to wait a few days for the unveiling to begin,” he added with a smile.
While we know M.I is in the studio with WizKid, Burna Boy, Loose Kaynon, and E. Kelly, among others, The Chairman promises a different sound, the same effortless delivery and strong international collaborations. For now, those names will remain our little secret.
Drop you comment here on what you think about MI’s return to set a new standard #ThesonofaKapeter
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Here’s a track off Iyanya‘s album “Desire“, Which dropped yesterday on itunes. The album got 19 tracks filled with very good dance hall things.
Sexy Mama features Star Boy Wizkid and it’s that up tempo jam you can Etighi to.
Don’t forget to support Iyanya and buy his album.
Show some love to your brother….
Download, Press play and share your thought here:
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Aisha Sanni-Shittu was born on January 10, 1986, Aisha attended Lagos State University where was once was judged as the first runner up in a plus size beauty pageant.
After working as a plus model she decided to go back to her love which is singing. she met up with a young producer called Nightblaze and has worked with him for the past 3 years.
Aisha moves from her smash hits ‘If I hear’ and ‘Make Luv’ to bring to you this very soulful piece titled ‘Pick Up’. A soft ballad, she makes it known to a estranged lover that she has moved on and she doesn’t need him and his cheating ways in her life.
Produced by the uber-talented Nightblaze for Nightblaze Entertainment, this song is sure to be a hit. As always Aisha delivers strong smooth vocals over great lyrics to make absolutely good music.
Though she’s not a newbie to the industry as she has worked with the likes of Majeek Fashek as a back up singer at the Thisday Music Festival.
Listen to it and drop your comments
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The social media networks have been buzzing for hours now about Tiwa Savage’s 33rd birthday which turned into an engagement proposal from her Manager/CEO 323 EntertainmenTJ aka Tee-Billz.
Below’s the footage from the celebration.
Big Congrats from all of us here at NaijaScoop to Tiwa and T-Billz!
Enjoy the video:
A lot of other celebrities also took to twitter immediately it happened to congratulate Tiwa Savage:
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Samklef celebrates birthday with style and drops something for his fans. This is the remix of his song Paradise that was released in 2011 and this time he featured D’black from Ghana.
Enjoy this track from the “Molowo” crooner Samklef Aka Noni
NaijaScoop family wishes you happy birthday Samklef.
Download via link below:
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Signed on to Tinny Entertainment, YC released the audio to this video a while back and had good reviews from both online and on air personalities.
Tinny Entertainment however have partnered with a top notch video director, AJE Filmworks to bring you this extremely exciting and one of a kind video.
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To kick off the year 2013, HKN Music has decided to collaborate with a UK/CYPRUS based entertainment outfit Bigjamz World Ent. to bring to you one of the most unforgettable events of the year, DAVIDO & HKN GANG (sina rambo & b_red) Europe/schengen Tour, which has been scheduled to take place May/June 2013, as they will be touring over 10 different countries in europe.
The event is proudly supported by:
Linda Ikeji Blog
1st Focus Media Ent.
LKT follows up his massive hit single “Alaye” with three new songs:
LKT ft Olamide on Woni Were,
I’ve Found Someone (a love song) and
Somebody Say (a club banger)
Be the Judge.. Listen up and share your thoughts
For Woni-were ft Olamide
For I’ve found someone
For somebody say
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Ladies and gentlemen, Banky W is throwing another Lagos party. And this time, it’s for the release of his hugely anticipated genre-defining, industry.
The singer, songwriter and businessman has spent the last few years grooming protégées like Wizkid, Skales and Niyola; running the EME label- currently unarguably Nigeria’s number one music powerhouse.
Despite the latest news on wizkid dropping the record label, the EME boss, Banky W who rekindled his solo career some months ago with two singles “Yes/No” and “Good Good Loving” is working like a busy bee in the studio to give lovers a special treat this Valentine, with the release of his R&B album.
Mr. Capable, who has been working largely behind the scene to move his EME crew(industry) to the next level, revealed this on Twitter where he stated “in the studio with the incredible Masterkraft, finishing the R&B album, drops on Valentine’s Day” on Monday February the 15th 2013.
The same album was supposed to be released last year November, but for the E.M.E. number one citizen, which had so much to do during the Yuletide season decided to postponed the release of his album indefinitely until Monday when the BOSS will be letting the cat out of the bag.
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British born Nigerian, Angel Agala is the youngest Nollywood actress to snatch a role in one the best Nollywood movies of 2013 ‘ Shameful Deceit’ Produced by our very own Theodora Ibekwe (PR Guru/ founder Miss Elegant International) and directed by Ruke Amata( The Past Came Calling).
Angel stars as the little Vivian Okoh in this ground breaking movie, Her on screen parents are Theodora Ibekwe (Elizabeth Okoh) and Lanre Balogun( Simon Okoh)
Angel first came to the media when she met, sat and sang for wizkid at his press conference making her his youngest fan. Even though she has list of celebrities as friends, she is well grounded and respectful.
We have high expectations for this movie which happens to be the first shot in Uk this year and
it happens to be the most expensive movie ever shot in Great Britain and little Angel was also in the pay role.
She also stars alongside her mum Eleanor Agala
*Culled From NigerianFilms*