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“We will forever be a family bro” Don Jazzy Tells Reekado

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Following Reekado Banks’ serene exit from Mavin Records after the lapse of his 5-year contract and reporting the foundation of his own Record Label, ‘Banks Music’, his previous label manager, Michael Ajereh, famously known as Don Jazzy, has affirmed that the ‘Doro Bucci’ crooner went on separate ways with the name under no bad conditions.

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As indicated by Don Jazzy who at last ended his silence on the issue, though Reekado Banks is never again bound under an administration contract, he is still a part of the Mavin Records family.

He said, “We will forever be a family bro. we’re all proud of what you’ve achieved and will still grow into. Thanks for giving us some time in your amazing journey. I don’t want to say we will miss you because we know your house.

If we need some Reeky fire, na to come burst you for crib. If you like dey toilet we come through. It’s been an incredible 5-years, wishing you nothing but success”, while wishing Reekado Banks well on his exit from the label.”

don-jazzy-rekadoMeanwhile, since Reekado Banks announced the expiration of his contract and exit from Mavin Records, it’s been business as usual as for him as he has declared a new management team, confirming that he is ready for business and a new lease of life outside his former management. He announced on all social media platforms, “Going forward, Banks Music; for all business dealings, please contact my management @probotng.”

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“If I Were A Pastor, I Would Turn Daddy Freeze To A Wall Gecko” – Akpororo Slams Daddy Freeze

daddy frezyComedian Akpororo attacked OAP Daddy Freeze over his controversial notion surrounding payment of tithes, during his performance at The Experience 2018 which held yesterday at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan Lagos.

Akpororo who disclosed that if was called to be a man of God, he would have turned Daddy Freeze to ‘wall gecko’, stated that nobody can tell him to stop paying tithe because it works for him. According to the comedian, Daddy Freeze never wrote the Bible and so can’t tell anyone to stop paying tithe.

 

Africa Magic Celebrates 15 Years Anniversary Of Entertainment

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Africa Magic, the leading provider of entertainment content for Africa by Africans, is celebrating 15 years of magic, quality content and the continuous development of the local African television entertainment industry.

According to Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Channel Director, Africa Magic Channels, “For 15 years the Africa Magic channels have entertained viewers and audiences with the best content coming from some of the most amazing talent behind and in front of the cameras.

“In doing this, we have also undoubtedly led the development of the current African television entertainment scene, a role we continue to play.”

africa-magicBeginning with just two channels in 2003, the Africa Magic channel roster now includes six channels with three local language channels: Africa Magic Yoruba, Africa Magic Igbo and Africa Magic Hausa.Mr. John Ugbe, CEO, MultiChoice Nigeria, Speaking on the milestone said: “The celebration of Africa Magic is also the celebration of Africa’s film and television industry.

“The growth witnessed in the industry can be linked to the impact of the Africa Magic channels in operation across 53 countries on the continent.

“The Africa Magic channels have also consistently proven to be a platform for the unearthing, promotion and celebration of existing and up and coming film and TV talent, and the channels’ various means and models of industry partnerships ensure a steady line of critical investment in the industry.”africa-magic

Tiwa Savage,Wizkid Others Set To Release Global Citizen Album

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Nigerian singers Tiwa Savage and Wizkid, are set to feature on the first-ever Global Citizen Extended Playlist (EP), which is set for release on November 30.

The announcement, which was made on the website of Global Citizen on Tuesday, revealed that the project is the first-ever Global Citizen album and that proceeds from the project will support Global Citizen’s campaigning around gender equality, education, clean water, among others.

According to the Chief Executive Officer, Hugh Evans, music has a power of bringing people together.

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“For hundreds of years, we have witnessed the power of music in bringing people together to drive activism and demand change.

We are thrilled to release Global Citizen EP 1 with new songs from these incredible artists who stand with us in the fight to defeat extreme poverty, and we are extremely grateful to Dave Holmes, Parlophone Records, and Atlantic Records for their dedicated partnership and support as we demand to see an end to extreme poverty by 2030,” Evans said.

The EP, which also features Pharrell Williams, Stormy and Casper Nyovest, is a four-track body of work that will be released by Global Citizen in partnership with Warner Music Group and Atlantic in anticipation of the Global Citizen festival taking place on December 2 in South Africa.

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Full Tracklist for Global Citizen EP 1:

1. Rise Up (feat. Nelson Mandela) — Stargate
2. E-Lo (feat. Jozzy) – Los Unidades & Pharrell Williams
3. Timbuktu (feat. Stormzy & Jess Kent) – Cassper Nyovest & Los Unidades
4. Voodoo (feat. Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Danny Ocean & David Guetta) – Stargate & Los Unidades

Fuji Musician, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma Celebrates 51st Birthday In Grand Style

Popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Alabi Odetola better known as Pasuma is a year older today, November 27th, 2015. And to celebrate, the music star released some striking new photos cladded in suit and in colourful Agbada.

The veteran singer who turned 51 today said, “I’m thankful for the people in my life, that made the last year a wonderful one. It’s another year again. So let’s do it again.”

He also posted a photo of himself with the caption, “Ya Allah, Thank u for another year and all the experiences that u gave me this past year..Thank u for givin’ me all d success & achievements dat will always be happy memories for me..Thank u for givin’ me all the happiness that gave me time to celebrate..Thank u for givin’ me all the sadness that reminded me of my own weaknesses & made me realized that I really need u to be my guide & light in my life..Alhamdulillah for every blessing Allah has given me. LLnP to me.”

Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, also known as “Oganla”, is a Nigerian film actor and Fuji musician. Pasuma was born on 27 November 1967 at Mushin in Lagos State and was brought up in Kwara State, western Nigeria.

Pasuma’s debut album “Recognition” was released in 1993. He has collaborated with several recording artists, such as Bola Abimbola and King Sunny Ade and has featured in Nigerian films such as Iyanje and Alenibare.

On Sept 6, 2015, Pasuma beat the likes of Olamide, Phyno, Flavor to emerge the winner of Best Indigenous Aertist of the year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

He was nominated for the Best featured Non-islamic Artiste in Islamic album in 2016 alongside Saheed Osupa, Sule Alao Malaika, Shefiu Alao, Taye Currency, Muri Thunder. Alhaji Wasiu Alabi Pasuma has recorded and released over 30 Fuji Music Albums. His first album was recorded in 1993.

Robin Thicke and April Love Geary’s $2.4m Malibu mansion is destroyed in California fires (Photos)

American singer, Robin Thicke ‘s partner April Love Geary has revealed their Malibu mansion was burned down to the ground following the California wildfires.

The mother of one took to her Instagram account to share a photo of the remains of the $2.4m home she shares with her boyfriend.

The property was burned down by the California wildfires which have prompted over 250,000 residents to evacuate and has burned over 150 homes.

‘Our house is gone,’ April captioned the photo above.

Nicki Minaj beats Cardi B to win ‘Female Artist of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ at 2018 People’s Choice Awards

Last night, Nicki Minaj beat her strong rival
Cardi B as she picked two awards in the categories they were both nominated in for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards.

She was nominated for Female Artist of 2018 alongside Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande and Cardi B, which she won as well as Album of 2018.

In the category, Nicki (Queen) faced off against Camila Cabello (Camila), Shawn Mendes (Shawn Mendes), Cardi B (Invasion of Privacy) and Ariana Grande
(Sweetener).

Ramsey Nouah makes shocking revelation about Buhari and Herdsmen attack

Nollywood star, Ramsey Nouah, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of failing to keep Nigerians updated on its plans.

The actor barred his mind in a chat with reporters said, “I always shy away from discussing politics in Nigeria because it is a sensitive subject but right now it’s hard to tell where Nigeria is headed.

“Most importantly, the government is making a huge mistake of not divulging enough information with the polity. They are so fixated in the old way of passing information oblivious of the fact that these days everything is open.

The presidency should come out and deem it to talk about its daily, weekly and even monthly plans with the citizenry.

“They need to thoroughly address issues that affect Nigerians. But they don’t do that and then they just assume that we know they would work on it (issues). It is only when there is so much public outcry and criticism that the president’s offices will come out once in a while and to say “we are working on it.”

While some of his colleagues have ventured into politics, perhaps leveraging on their fame, the 47-year-old actor says he is not cut out for politics. He noted, “I never say never but delving into politics is going to be a tough one for me because I am not a very diplomatic person. I don’t know how to call white black I say it as it is; I don’t think politics in Nigeria really embraces that.”

Superstar actor, Ramsey Nouah believes the quality of Nollywood movies has dropped considerably compared to what was obtainable in the past.

The veteran Nollywood actor, Ramsey Nouah said the Nigerian movie industry has failed to capture issues of herdsmen attack and recent happenings in Nigeria due to lack of structure.

According to him, actors were more interested in portraying ‘posh’ things, appearing on red carpets with perfect pictures rather than concentrating on pressing issues in the country.

Nouah said, “There is a lot of dynamics going on in the industry tending towards not finding bearing and lack of structure.

“Back in the days, a whole of filmmakers of our kind were passionate about arts and gave it all today it is more like on the surface, people more conscious about their looks rather than acts.

“There was more depth in the past than now, every movie productions now are more about eye candy rather than depth of the performance and outlook.

“Everyone wants to shoot about posh things, cars and not filming issues about herdsmen attack, killings, villagers and political issues happening in the country

“It is not actors fault, it is what the market demand and everyone is thinking about the quick way to wealth so they jump into it.”

Nollywood Actor Signs Huge Deal With Bollywood, Set To Feature In Zeeworld (Photos)

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Nollywood actor Mike Godson signed a new deal with India movies known as Bollywood. Michael Godson Ifeanyichukwu, also known as Mike Godson is a Nigerian actor. He was born on October 10, 1985 in Kano State, Nigeria but hails from Imo State.

His parents are from Imo State but they preferred to reside in Kano State where they have spent half of their lives. He completed his primary and secondary school in Kano State before proceeding to University of Jos, Plateau State. Godson studied B.Sc. in Theatre and Communication Arts at the University of Jos, Plateau State.

Mike Godson began acting in 2001 and he has appeared in over 100 films. Mike Godson came to the limelight after he featured in the movie 7 Books of Moses, produced by Richrock Productions and directed by Nonso Emeka Ekwe. He has starred with lots of actors and actress such as, Pete Edochie, Clem Ohameze, Kenneth Okonkwo, Van Vicker and John Dumelo. He’s set feature in popular tv series zee world. He announced this on his page recently. before signing the deal the nollywood actor took out time to disclose to media his that fellow colleague in the movie industry, Juliet Ibrahim did not accept his marriage proposal because she sees him as a very short man.

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According to the handsome actor, Juliet Ibrahim turned him down when he asked her to marry him some time ago. Mike Godson made this revelation on his official Instagram page as he shared a picture of the beautiful Ghanaian actress.Posting a captivating picture of Juliet Ibrahim, the actor wrote on his Instagram page: “Can you imagine? I told this fine girl to marry me and she said I’m too short.” On his relationships, he claimed that he’s not in any relationship.

“I just broke up with my ex, so I am alone right now. It has not been easy trying to jump into another relationship. It’s almost a year since we parted ways. I have lots of friends, but I am not into any serious relationship right now. My ex didn’t really break my heart. We just parted ways amicably. We couldn’t handle each other, so we had to split. She was a very nice person, I like her a lot but she wanted to get married, but I wasn’t ready at that time.”

No doubt that Nollywood actors are going places.

Aisha Buhari hosts northern artistes supporting President Buhari (Photos)

Aisha Buhari last night hosted some artistes rooting for her husband at the launching of a music album called “ Sakamakon Chanji”, which means ‘ aftermath of change agenda’.

The album was made by the Northern Nigeria Musical Artistes to support President Buhari’s change agenda.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President in the Wife of the President’s Office, Dr Hajo Sani, expressed appreciation to the musicians for their contribution to Nigeria’s entertainment industry.

Sani said the artistes played important role towards enlightening Nigerians on the need to promote peace and good governance. She also explained that the artistes promoted peace and the good work of President Buhari in the last three years of the administration.

One of the artistes, Adam Zango, said in spite of developmental efforts of previous administration in the Hausa film industry, the Buhari’s administration remained the best due to the love and concern for the progress of the players in the industry.

Zango assured the organisers of their support to President Buhari’s administration.

The event was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, his wife Aisha, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika, among others.

Reasons Why Blac Chyna Sets To Storm Abuja

American model Angela Renée White, a.k.a Blac Chyna has announced that she will be visiting Abuja, the nation’s capital, for the first time for a party.

The former stripper and mother of one disclosed this on her IG page, describing Nigeria as her ‘motherland.’ She wrote:

‘Hello Nigeria!!! I am visiting the motherland finally to party with the playnetworkafr in Abuja’.“Shout out to Charlesofplay and hit him up for invites.”

Miss Arafat Balogun, Manager of Play Network Africa (PNA), in an interview with to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)in Abuja confirmed that a deal worth 30,000 dollars has been struck between the model and PNA.

According to her, a deal has been struck with Blac Chyna’s management team to host its 13th annual private pool party on Nov 24, in Abuja.

‘A deal in the excess of 10 million Naira has been agreed, excluding travel plans and accommodation.
‘It is going to be a private event at an undisclosed location’

While confirming some details of the contract to NAN, Arafat Balogun said that a specific time frame has been set for her attendance.

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“Blac Chyna will spend no less than two hours at the private event, she could possibly elapse this time range depending on her team. The curvy model shares a daughter with Rob Kardashian, a sibling of reality queen, Kim Kardashian.

Play Network is a network of Professionals, Entrepreneurs, entertainment and lifestyle enthusiasts in Africa aiming to improve entertainment and business networking in the Federal Capital Territory. The Network runs the famous Play Lounge in Wuse 2, Abuja and recently opened its second lounge at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

It regularly holds PNA business evening discussions and lectures by business enthusiasts and partners. In a bid to improve entertainment in Abuja, the network partnered with Transcorp Hilton for the Halloween Party held earlier in the month. The Network is organising an “all girls trip” to Cape Town, South Africa worth 600,000 Naira per person on Nov 29 to Dec 4.(NAN)

Chyna began stripping in Maryland to pay for college tuition. While attending Johnson & Wales University in Miami, she resumed stripping but was too exhausted to attend classes. She dropped out after repeatedly falling asleep in class, focusing instead on stripping and modeling. She borrowed the name “Blac Chyna” from a customer.

While stripping at a popular Miami club, her exotic look made her popular; radio host Angela Yee described her as looking “like someone who was going to be famous”. In 2010, Drake name-dropped her in “Miss Me”. Her rising popularity led to modeling jobs on the covers of Dimepiece, Straight Stuntin, and Black Men’s Magazine. Later in 2010, she was cast as Nicki Minaj’s stunt double in Monster.

In February 2013, Chyna enrolled in JLS Professional Make Up Artist School. In December 2013, she launched her online boutique entitled “88fin”, filled with new clothing and products from her clothing line of the same name. That same month, Chyna launched her own brand of adhesive eyelashes called “LASHED by Blac Chyna”. In February 2014, Chyna purchased a beauty bar in Encino, Los Angeles, offering makeup courses.

I f@ck with Wizkid because he beat his own record – Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage says she f@ck with Wizkid because he always beat his records.

The Mavin record songstress who has been an object of ridicule following her latest appearance on Wizkid’s new video “Fever” where she displayed some love chemistry and raunchy performances with Starboy.


Tiwa Savage who has been vocal on her Instgram page following the release of the video dropped a post where she reacted to the reception of the video which has gathered over 1 million views in 24 hours.“You beat your own record, that’s why I f@ck with you Lion 🦁#fever video link in @wizkidayo bio 🔥🌶🌶,” she wrote.


Wizkid’s ‘Fever’ hits 1 million views within 24 hours

Wizkid’s video for his song ‘Fever,’ has recorded over one million views on YouTube, 24 hours after its release.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the music has made Wizkid the first Nigerian singer to have two songs gathering one million views in 24 hours.

The 28 year-old first achieved the feat in 2017 with the video for his collaboration with American singer, Drake, ‘One dance’ and has shattered the same record one year after with ‘Fever’.


NAN also reports that upon the release of ‘Fever’ on YouTube, fans were shocked to see Tiwa Savage, who made an unexpected cameo, in intimate scenes with Wizkid.

Speculations about the true status of their rumoured relationship began to trend on social media, building conversations that translated to YouTube views.

While the frenzy went on, both Wizkid and Tiwa Savage went on their social media pages to profess their friendships stating that they were simply best friends.


He wrote on his Instagram page @wizkidayo and wrote, “This one is special to me. Made a movie with my best friend.”


Similarly, Tiwa Savage @tiwasavage wrote, “Love you Starboy. Best friends till the end.” NAN reports that ‘Fever’ is one of the only two solo singles Wizkid has released in 2018. The other, ‘Master Groove’ has no video yet.

“I Want to F..k Wizkid, I’ve Had Dreams About it” Says Nigerian Lady

Following the trending video of Nigerian singer, Wizkid’s song, Fever which featured his ‘best friend’, Tiwa Savage as his video vixen, a Nigerian lady has declared her want for the singer.

Dauntlessly taking to her Twitter page, the lady doesn’t seem to care about the reactions that’ll follow as she declared that she just wants to “f*ck” the singer.

According to Fumnanya, she’s had dreams about getting down with the singer and so, that’s all she’s about… She wrote,

I sha want to f*ck Wizkid, I’ve had several dreams about it . It was a madness

TY Bello Receives Inspirational Woman Of The Year Award By COWLSO, Lagos (Photos)

Nigerian singer and song writer, Toyin Bello also known as TY Bello receives COWLSO’s Inspirational Woman of the Year award recipient.

TY Bello was honoured by the Committee Of Wives Of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO).

She wrote:

“I still can’t wrap head around how humbled I am by this .Me !.. TY..”Inspirational Woman Of The Year Award” by COWLSO Lagos State.. its been so emotional for me as I’ve been so overwhelmed With how far I know I have to go .. this really encouraged me .. in many many ways . God is awesome and I’m truly grateful.”

Photos From Wizkid’s Ex-Girlfriend Traditional Wedding


Popular Nigerian pop-star Wizkid ex-girlfriend, Tania Omotayo is off the market and we are so excited for her! Tania, a Fashion entrepreneur, over the weekend, traditionally wedded her boo, Sumbo, a co-owner of popular Lagos lounge and restaurant Buzz bar.
Although it was a private ceremony, Tania took to her Snapchat to post an adorable selfie of herself rocking her traditional.

It would be recalled that She was pictured with an engagement ring, and have reportedly been dating the co-owner of popular Lagos lounge and restaurant, Buzzbar for some time now.

The relations between Wizkid and Tania Omotayo was one which was highly celebrated.

While it lasted, the duo was everywhere together, until it packed up. Since then, Tania has tried dating other men with the most successful being her current relationship with popular co-owner of Buzzbar, a well-known lounge, and restaurant in Lagos state.

Summy and Tania are engaged, as they are set to wed. The duo has been dating for a while and Tania of recent has also been brandishing an engagement ring on her finger.
we gathered that Teller is her last name, though Omotayo is her middle name.

When it comes to her occupation, it can be said that she has several of the – Senior Creative Analyst at the Temple Management Company, a model and an entrepreneur.

The company where she works deals with talents management. Its aim is to change entertainment in Nigeria and to provide management for events in the industry of entertainment, sport, media, and art.


The multiple award-winning pop star Wizkid reportedly parted ways with his longtime girlfriend, Tania Omotayo.
According to a close associate of Wizkid, Tania has finally ended her relationship with the star.

A comment made by the close associate reads,

“Tania broke up with Wiz a while ago but both parties agreed to be friendly towards each other.

Nonetheless, she kept her distance from him and missed a lot of his events and performances over the Christmas holidays.

She went on vacation with her friends in Dubai during his industry night event”.

Before the break-up, a lot of rumors had trailed the pair concerning the chance that both might soon part ways. So basically, it was only a question of time.

Wizkid is now rumored to be fathering a child with US-based Binta Diamond Diallo.

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Cardi B flaws Nicki Minaj, sweeps most trophies at 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards

Cardi B was the main attraction at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards in Miami Beach, Florida where she took home the most awards.

Two of the categories she won include MVP of the Year and the Made-You-Look Award for having a hip hop personality.

Rapper, Jay-Z and his pop star wife Beyonce also took awards for album of the year and best collaboration, duo or group.

See list of winners list below

Best Hip-Hop Video

Cardi B – “I Like It” feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – WINNER

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Kendrick Lamar — “Loyalty” feat. Rihanna

Migos – “Walk It Talk It” feat. Drake

Hot Ticket Performer

Cardi B

Childish Gambino

Drake – WINNER

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott

Album Of The Year

Cardi B – “Invasion of Privacy”

Drake – “Scorpion”

J. Cole – “KOD”

Migos – “Culture II”

The Carters – “Everything Is Love” – WINNER

Video Director Of The Year

Benny Boom

Dave Meyers & The Little Homies

Director X

Eif Rivera

Hiro Murai

Karena Evans – WINNER

Lyricist Of The Year

Childish Gambino

Drake

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar – WINNER

Travis Scott

MVP Of The Year

Cardi B – WINNER

Childish Gambino

Drake

J. Cole

Travis Scott

Producer Of The Year

Ben Billions

DJ Esco

DJ Mustard

Metro Boomin

Pharrell Williams – WINNER

Best Collabo, Duo Or Group

21 Savage & Offset & Metro Boomin – “Ric Flair Drip”

Blocboy JB – “Look Alive” feat. Drake

Cardi B – “I Like It” feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin

Post Malone — “Rockstar” feat. 21 Savage

The Carters — “Apes**t” – WINNER

Single Of The Year

“Apesh*t” – Produced by Pharrell (The Carters) – WINNER

“God’s Plan” – Produced by Cardo, Young Exclusive and Boi-1da (Drake)

“I Like It” – Produced by Craig Kallman, JWhiteDidIt and Tainy (Cardi B Feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin)

“Nice for What” – Produced by Murda Beatz (Drake)

“This Is America” – Produced by Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)

Best New Hip Hop Artist

Blocboy JB

Juice Wrld

Lil Baby

Rich the Kid

XXXTentacion – WINNER

Best Mixtape

BlocBoy JB – Simi – WINNER

Future – Beast Mode 2

Juicy J — Shut Da F* Up

Lil Wayne – Dedication 6: Reloaded

Zoey Dollaz – Sorry Not Sorry

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi” (Cardi B feat. 21 Savage)

Cardi B – “Motorsport” (Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj) – WINNER

Drake – “Look Alive” (Blocboy JB feat. Drake)

Kendrick Lamar – “New Freezer” (Rich the Kid feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Nicki Minaj – “Big Bank” (YG feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj)

Impact Track

Childish Gambino – “This Is America” – WINNER

Dej Loaf & Leon Bridges – “Liberated”

Lecrae – “I’ll Find You” feat. Tori Kelly

Meek Mill — “Stay Woke” feat. Miguel

N.E.R.D – “1,000” feat. Future

DJ Of The Year

Calvin Harris

DJ Envy

DJ Drama

DJ Khaled – WINNER

DJ Mustard

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)

Cardi B – WINNER

Migos

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Travis Scott

Best Hip Hop Online Site/App

ALLHIPHOP

Complex

Hot New Hip Hop

Worldstar – WINNER

XXL

Hustler Of The Year

Cardi B – WINNER

DJ Khaled

Drake

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott

50 Cent’s story of multi- million-dollars shootings deal

“Go, go, go, go, go, go, go shawty, it’s your birthday.”

That – In Da Club – was probably a lot of people’s first introduction to 50 Cent, back in 2003.
15 years later the rapper has just signed a deal worth up to a reported $150m with TV network Starz – something he’s labelled “the biggest deal in premium cable history”.

It’s the latest step in the very interesting career of Curtis Jackson.
Get Rich or Die Tryin’
50’s mainstream arrival came in 2003, the year his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and breakthrough single In Da Club were released – and also the year he won the BBC’s first ever Sound Of award.

Get Rich was an instant classic, and it was everywhere.

BBC 1Xtra DJ MistaJam recently got fans to listen back to the album as part of Black History Month and National Album Day .

“The energy that you get from 50 Cent’s music from back then is different to the kind of energy you feel now, in terms of just… gritty. You feel it in your soul.

“It was almost gritty with commercial – he mixed it very well,” one of the listeners, Laura, said. It sums up his career.

The album spawned three top-10 singles and led to a number of critics calling 50 the last of the gangster rappers – which leads us on to…

Nine times
Ask someone who knows very little about 50 Cent to name a fact about the artist, and they might mention that he was shot nine times during an incident outside his grandmother’s home in Queens, New York, in 2000.

He was shot in his legs, hands and face. Both of his legs were broken in multiple places. And while his injuries were horrific, the story helped build his brand in the early years.

To people listening to his music, it made it all the more authentic.
“It doesn’t hurt as much as people imagine it hurts – because of the adrenaline. But it hurts after,” he told Oprah Winfrey of the shooting in 2012.

“Going through that experience, when you get hurt that bad either your fear consumes you or you become a bit insensitive.

“There was a point where I was afraid… and then in the recovery process I got tired of being afraid.

The only way to cover those emotions was to be a bit more aggressive. And to be angry about the situation opposed to how I was actually feeling at that point.”

50 says the man who shot him is dead, and the one who paid him got life in jail.

Rap beefs
The early years of 50’s career, in a lot of ways, were defined by other people.

At various times you couldn’t have a conversation about 50 Cent with your friends without mentioning the likes of Ja Rule, The Game, G-Unit, Kanye West – he even had a semi-beef with Oprah prior to the interview above.

The one with Ja Rule, who grew up in the same area as 50, is the best known. It was genuine bad blood, which ended up manifesting itself in a number of diss tracks as well as serious violence.

50’s beef with Kanye was a bit more industry, and it was a battle that he definitely lost.

The pair’s albums Graduation and Curtis were released on the same day in 2007 and 50 Cent suggested that if Kanye’s sold more than his, he would quit making music.

Graduation won and, while 50 never quit, his music didn’t quite reach the same heights again.

Nowadays, rather than a microphone, Instagram tends to be 50’s weapon of choice – most famously to make repeated claims that boxer Floyd Mayweather is unable to read.
Get the strap

The 50 Cent loves money.
Every one of his Instagram posts is signed off with the message “get the strap” – encouraging his followers to go out and make some money.

And that’s certainly something he’s had success with during his career.

50 Cent’s net worth has fluctuated – peaking at $155m in 2015, according to Forbes, a year when he also filed for bankruptcy.

Nonetheless, plenty of his business ventures have been successful.
His G-Unit clothing brand was successful at a time when every hip-hop artist wanted a piece of fashion, and his G-Unit sneakers in collaboration with Reebok were his day’s Yeezys.

The biggest deal of 50’s business career though has to be Coca-Cola buying Glaceau, a vitamin water company he had taken a 10% stake in, for $4.1bn.

It’s said to have earned him anywhere up to $100m.

Power and Starz
For a lot of kids in 2003, there was nobody cooler than 50 Cent.

And he’s one of the few rappers from that time who’s been able to stay relevant to the latest generation of rap fans – although not necessarily for his music.

50 executive produces and stars in Power, the Starz drama that debuted in 2014 and is also shown on Netflix.

It follows Ghost (Omari Hardwick), a drug dealer hoping to turn legit, and has developed a very passionate and loyal following.

50 isn’t the main character, like in his biopic Get Rich or Die Tryin’ – his job behind the camera is more important.

It’s why Variety reports that 50’s new deal with Starz involves the artist developing scripted and unscripted TV shows through his G-Unit Film and Television company.

“He’s staying relevant with whatever he’s doing – even if he’s not got the best track out right now we still know who he is,” fan Channette Carleo said on MistaJam’s show.

And with another series being picked up by ABC, it looks like 50 Cent’s takeover of the small screen might only just be beginning.

Khloe Robbed Of Her Valuables In Her House In Lagos

Former contestant of the just concluded season of Big Brother Naija, Khloe robbed of her personal belongings at her house, she claimed via one of her social media profiles.

The reality TV star and entrepreneur took to her Snapchat on Sunday 7, 2018 where she wrote about her ordeal in the hands of the said robber.

“So someone broke into my house to take away all my gadgets and some other things. I’m in actual tears. Lord,”

she wrote.

The reality star is yet to confirm if she has reported the robbery to the police or not.

Prior to this unfortunate incident, Khloe had everything to be thankful for as she was gifted with a car by former Nigeria football international, Obafemi Martins.

The reality TV show star made this known in an Instagram post where she showed gratitude to the Shanghai Greenland Shenhua striker.

The brand new car is a brand new Toyota Camry 2014 car and white in colour.

President Buhari Host ‘Xplicit Dancers’ To Breakfast At Aso Rock After Performance (Photos)

A group of incredible Nigerian entertainers called Xplicit Dancers have been hosted to breakfast at the state house after performing at the APC convention.

Photos have shown how Nigeria’s number one man, President Muhammadu Buhari, hosted a group of dancers to breakfast at the state house.

The president shared the photos himself on his Twitter page, revealing the name of the dancing group as ‘Xplicit Dancers’. He went on to reveal that they performed during the APC national convention, thrilling everyone including himself.

According to President Buhari, the dancers were hosted at Aso Rock this morning.

He wrote: “These very talented young men and women, Xplicit Dancers, entertained us last night at the APC National Convention.

“This morning I hosted them to breakfast at the State House. I‘m impressed by the way they are combining their immense creative talent with the pursuit of education.”

‘I sincerely advise PDP to make Davido a member of the Presidential Campaign Council’ – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri has just issued a ‘sincere’ advise to his party, PDP about making pop star, Davido, a member of the Presidential Campaign Council.

He said, ‘I sincerely advise PDPN that irrespective of who gets their Presidential ticket, they should make Davido a member of the Presidential Campaign Council. Wherever the Presidential candidate goes, Davido should go with him. They can thank me when they win’.

“Ladies, whenever you are fighting a guy, just hold his balls” – Tunde Ednut

Popular Nigerian entertainer and top ‘instagrammer’ Tunde Ednut, took to his Instagram page to give ladies tips when fighting with a guy.

Tunde thinks the best thing a lady can do when fighting with any guy, is to hold him by the balls and see him give up easily.

“Ladies, whenever you are fighting a guy, just hold his balls and that will be all. He will calm down to the glo ry of God “, he wrote.

Mr Ibu Reacts To One Night Stand Sex Claim Of A Lady

Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, has reacted to a statement posted on Instagram by a female fan claiming that he had a one-night stand with her.

According to a chat with The Punch, Mr Ibu said although he posed for a photo shot with the fan in question, he never had sexual intercourse with her.

Recounting what happened, he said:
“The woman approached me to take a picture with me alongside her husband.

She said she happily posted those pictures she took with me without any write-up.

It was when a blog carried the picture that a write-up appeared from nowhere.

“I initially called police to arrest the woman, but she came to my house with her family to apologise that she would not have posted the picture had she known it would cause trouble.

She swore that she would not have a child, if she ever wrote anything evil about me.

I believed her. I told her that she did nothing wrong by posting the picture.”

The actor described the offensive statement as the handiwork of unknown enemies who were planning to tarnish his image.

Pleading with members of the public not to believe everything they read online, Ibu also claimed that some people, in an attempt to rubbish his name, had hacked into his social media accounts and impersonated him.

He said:
“I know that I have enemies. They were the ones who put that write-up to tarnish my image, but they can never succeed because I have never stepped on anybody’s toes and I will never do it.

I only want to upgrade people and make them happy.

“Some people are trying to pull me down. I’ve witnessed instances where hackers used my account to defraud other people and upload all sorts of nonsense about me.

But I always tell people that I am not the owner of those accounts.”

On his ongoing movie project, Ibu described it as the biggest he had done till date, while disclosing that a major Hollywood actor had been billed to appear in the movie.

Asked what other career he would have chosen beside comic acting, Mr Ibu said he would have loved to be a football agent.

“If I hadn’t chosen acting as a career, I would definitely have become a football agent,” he said.

Emmy Awards 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ gets a big win, and yes, there was a proposal

Peter Dinklage wins best supporting actor in a drama series for HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which returned to the ceremony after being ineligible last year.

Dinklage, who also won the trophy in 2011 and 2015, thanked the show’s creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss before joking, “I cannot walk down the street anymore.”

The actor, who plays Tyrion Lannister on the fantasy series, also thanked his wife, whom he said he forgot to thank in a previous acceptance speech, and his co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, a fellow nominee.

Plus, Dinklage thanked “Game of Thrones” writer George R.R. Martin “for creating this darn thing.”

Glenn Weiss wins best directing for a variety special for ABC’s “The Oscars.” But his speech quickly became personal.

“I’m really grateful to be here. But it’s bittersweet,” he said, tearing up.

“The person that would be most proud at this moment would be my mom, and she passed away just two weeks ago.

Part of my heart is broken, and I don’t think it will ever be repaired. But she’s in me.”

Weiss added that his mother said to always hold onto sunshine. That’s when he shocked everyone by addressing his girlfriend.

“Jan, you are the sunshine in my life, and Mom was right, don’t ever let go of my sunshine,” he said.

“You know why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.”

She looked absolutely shocked. After gasping, she walked up to the stage, as he said, “I didn’t ask yet.”

“This is the ring that my dad put on my mom’s finger 67 years ago,” he told her. “Jan, I want to put this ring that my mom wore on your finger.”
He dropped to one knee, as the audience erupted in cheers.
“Will you marry me?”
She said yes.
After they shared a passionate kiss, he said, “Thank you to the Academy!”
9:28: John Mulaney wins best writing for a variety special for Netflix’s “John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City.”

Mulaney seemed stunned as he picked up the trophy — and apparently his wife didn’t think he had much of a shot, as she’s currently in New York and told him, “I just can’t fly across the country to watch you lose.”

Mulaney didn’t seem to mind: “I still think you made the right decision,” he told her from the stage.

Ariana Grande’s Rapper Ex, Mac Miller Dies From Apparent Overdose, Aged 26

Rapper Mac Miller has died aged just 26, it was reported last night.

Ariana Grande’s ex-boyfriend was found dead following an apparent overdose, TMZ reports.

Mac had been having trouble with substance abuse recently following his break up from Ariana.

The rapper – real name Malcolm James McCormick – died on Friday.

In May, he was arrested for driving under the influence and hit and run when he wrecked his car by crashing into a utility pole.

He fled the scene but cops later got a confession out of him at his home.

Bovi Blasts Igodye For Criticizing Former Governor Of Delta State, Uduaghan

Popular Nigerian comedian, Bovi has slammed his colleague, Igodye for criticizing former Governor of Delta state, Emmanuel Uduaghan.

Igodye took to his Instagram page to write on Uduaghan, he wrote;

IF YOU CAN RENT 1000 KVA GENERATOR FOR 1,536,000,000 ( ONE BILLION FIVE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SIX MILLION ) TO RUN THE DOME EVENT CENTER, WHEN YOU CAN BUY THAT GENERATOR FOR 43 MILLION. WHAT WILL YOU RENT OR DO WHEN YOU BECOME SENATOR ?
Life often offers us an opportunity to act,speak and do the needful at all time. I am destined to speak and act for the voiceless.
However,
As the Ukaid Goodwill Ambassador on making a difference Against corruption, I believe, that for us to collective prosper as a nation we all must speak and act against corruption.
Remarkably, the fight against corruption has not being objective. The warm embrace and presidential hand shake given them after decamping expresses negativity in the fight against corruption.
At this point in our Nation, the true value of our lives as citizens, will be appreciated if we look beyond our immediate status of comfort and build a patriotic ideology to protect our country from further abuse.
In my civil quest to change and advocate for youthful leadership what is right,Charity must begin at home.In reflection of what should be ideal, Ex -Governor Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan born 22 October 1954 age 64 years, on August 6th 1999 age 45 years you became Commissioner for Health in Delta State, on 6 June 2003, Uduaghan was appointed Secretary to the Delta State Government and 29 May 2007 age 53 you became governor of Delta state.you should be be advocating for a younger candidate ,instead of the personal ambition to run for the Senatorial position in Delta State.
After enjoying the executive position for (8) eight years, with a allocation of 62.2bn a year × 8 years, over Five trillion nine hundred and seventy one billion two hundred million (5,971,200,000,000 ) within that period, noting can be ascribed to you ,in terms of infrastructural and human capital development.This is enough reason why he shouldn’t seek any other elective position in Delta State.

Bovi was not having any of it, as he slammed Igodye saying he frequently visited the Governor during his tenure and should have told him to his face. See what Bovi wrote

“Try Buy Sense For London Bros” – Masterkraft Slams Comedian Oyemykke Over Banky W

Masterkraft has slammed IG influencer, Abisoye Olukoya Michael popular known as Oyemykke, over statement he made about singer Banky W.

The music producer shared some few words on how Banky W helped his life and even defended him before major brands in Nigeria.

To show appreciation, Masterkraft decided to caution Oyemykke for stepping on his benefactor.

He wrote:

“This man Gave me a chance when I didn’t even want or know the value … this man stood for me in front of brands like @airtelnigeria @samsung_nigeria@mtvshuga @cirocnigeria to mention a few..@bankywellington is a selfless Leader.

I worked as the music director for EME from the start and I kno the full story .. won’t wanna say much but I’m Grateful to this man till my last breath !!!!!! The world needs more of these kinda people !!!! @oyemykke , I don’t blame u…

I blame Instagram and ur beards… try buy sense for London bros..face ur aggressive comedy wey I no even know wether eee funny … and at least try Dey drink more water and mind ur-instagram bizness or by the side Laptop usage.. !!! Theinkkkk uuuu ! #uFuckUP … |||| worthy tags

Corper Davido shuts-down Boston, United States

Davido sells out the House of Blues arena in Boston in his opening performance at his ”Locked Up Tour” in the United States.

The pop star who few days ago made major headlines after he was spotted at the Lagos NYSC camp, has kicked off his tour of the United States with an impressive performance at the House of Blues arena, in Boston, US.

The exclusive arena located next to Fenway Park in Boston, and which caters for a capacity of 2,500 people witnessed a sold out turnout of excited fans who were out for a night of fun, music and showmanship.

Performing some of his songs like ‘Assurance’, ‘If’, ‘Fia’ and more, Davido alongside his disc jockey, Ecool had the crowd playing the role of back up singers as they sang along to every line during his set.

The hall was packed full with his fans from across America with a large crowd of people standing across the upper floors.
He will next be taking to the stage at the Tidal hosted Made In America concert alongside Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, happening on the weekend of September 1-2 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, US.
Davido to perform with J. Cole, Nelly and Big Sean at Dreamville Festival, US
Davido has been announced to perform alongside J. Cole, Nelly and Big Sean at the Dreamville Festival in North Carolina, US.

This was announced via a tweet shared on the offical Twitter handle for the festival, [@Dreamvillefest} on Friday, August 31st.

The inaugural edition of the festival which will hold on September 15 in Raleigh, North Carolina, US will be headlined by Dreamville Records boss, J Cole and he will be joined by other international superstars like Davido, Big Sean, Bas, Nelly, Young Thug, Teyana Taylor and more.

She Is A Horrible Person – Actress Shola Fapson Calls Out Omotola Ekeinde

Nollywood actress, Dorcas Shola Fapson who was involved in the taxify saga has taken to social media to call out Omotola Jalade Ekeinde after and encounter she had with the actress at the 2018 AMVCA that was held last night.

She wrote;

P.s I used to be suchhh a HUGE fan of Omotola up untill tonight. She’s absolutely horrible. If I tell y’all what she did. Smh.

NEVER look down on anyone cause you’re on top, trust me tables can turn ANYTIME sis. I was bouta rant and they took light, well guess issa sign but yahhh peace and love to all the HUMBLE celebs”.