Davido, has announced that he is starting off the year 2017 without his long time manager, Kamal Ajiboye.
The singer, who snagged a Sony deal, early last year took to snapchat to vent saying he was no longer interested in conquering the international market, later adding that he is no longer being managed by, Kamal Ajiboye.
Tekno is in New York City to seal his Sony Music deal. The amount of money thrown into the deal by Sony Music is said to be $4M.
The amount is reportedly bigger than what was offered to Davido about exactly one year ago by the same Sony Music.
Tekno, Ubi Franlklin & Tripple MG partner PauloO who recently bought part of the shares from the label posted a video about the their deal with Sony Music which got them 4 Million dollars equivalent to 1.6 Billion Naira if converted to naira (400 Naira to a dollar).
Nigerian Celebrities know that one statement that doesn’t sit well with the public will get you in a cocnundrum of bashing. It doesn’t matter how much they like you, or you think they like you. That’s the hard lesson Mr Eazi is learning today.
Earlier in the evening, Mr Eazi made a statement about Ghanaian influence on Nigerian music, and that didn’t sit well with Nigerians. He said “Ghana’s influence on present day “Naija Sound” cannot be over emphasized!!!”. That’s all it took.
There’s influence across different countries in Africa when it comes to music, and even across the world. Maybe his wording could’ve been a bit different. But you suspect it wouldn’t have mattered.
Here’s how Nigerian reacted:
Nigerian and African music continues to cross the African borders musically as Olamide’s album ‘The Glory’ debuts on Billboard world albums chart.
The ‘PepperDem’ crooner is the third Nigerian artiste to hit the Billboard within the past one week. Olamide joins fellow colleagues Runtown and Wizkid who made appearances on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks with their respective singles ‘Mad Over You’ and ‘Daddy Yo’.
Olamide’s sixth studio album “The Glory” debuts at number six spot for the first week of 2017 on the Billboard World Album Charts.
Currently, he has dropped to number 14 on the chart in the second week of January 2017.
‘The Glory’ album is Olamide’s sixth consecutive album release since 2012. The album is a good material with Afro hip-hop tunes consisting of 17 tracks.
With the link up with Premiere Music Management and Now Muzik record label, Bounce Along singer, Kelly Handsome is set to release an EP titled “4Play“.
The EP which is his first project for the year is set to drop on the 18th of January, 2017 which also happens to be his birthday.
The EP has over 7 tracks and 5 bonus tracks, while the likes of Oritsefemi and 9ice are being featured on 4Play.
See track list below;
Did you forget that video that went viral from the Headies 2016, when Wizkid unknowingly ignored Eva Alordiah‘s fiancé Caeser when he tried to hug him? It was quite a trending topic. Fast forward to 2017 and the dancer/rapper has dropped a rap verse addressing the issue via his Instagram.
To be fair, Wizkid went on his Twitter page after he noticed the trending video and said he actually didn’t see Caeser and that there was no bad blood between them as they are guys.
Listen to what Caser had to say below!
Beyoncé and her sister Solange had a great year, both releasing critically acclaimed albums in 2016. This week, Solange announced on social media that Beyonce would interview her for her Interview magazine cover story.
“After interviewing my mother and father for A Seat At The Table, it feels like full circle to have chosen my sister to interview me for @InterviewMag,” Solange posted on Instagram. “Spoke about womanism, growing up in a hair salon, and choosing between ‘I could fall in love’ and ‘No Me Queda Mas’. It is one of my favorites to date.”
“If I Could Fall In Love” and “No Me Queda Mas” are two songs from Tejano music legend Selena. The photo she posted on IG is a portrait that will grace the cover of the magazine. Interview, a magazine founded in 1969 by Andy Warhol, features conversations between the world’s greatest minds and are published with no edits.
After interviewing my mother and father for A Seat At The Table, it feels like full circle to have chosen my sister to interview me for @InterviewMag. Spoke about womanism, growing up in a hair salon, and choosing between "I could fall in love" and "No Me Queda Mas". It is one of my favorites to date.
English singer and songwriter Edward Christopher popularly known as Ed Sheeran would be featuring two talented Ghanaian acts, R2Bees and Fuse ODG on his highly anticipated sopH0more album “Divide“.
In a recent interview with BBC 1 Extra radio station, the Grammy Award winner expressed how fun it was to make music with the talented acts. He further added that his “Divide” album would feature songs in Twi, which is an official language in Ghana.
He also spoke about the kind of drink that kept R2Bees and Fuse ODG very alert during studio sessions.
Watch interview below;
Nigerian Singer/producer, Sheyman, has released what he tags the entertainment industry’s ‘Most Real MVP’s’.
The ‘Paper’ crooner, who could care less what anyone thinks of his choices, mentioned a few known names in the industry then asked fans to name those who they feel shouldn’t be on the list.
He captioned his list:
Realness!!! Who do yo guys think shouldn’t be on this list? Yea I mean it…who’s fake, who’s proud, who dey package? REAL COMMENTS
Soulja Boy and Chris Brown are still beefing and the rapper has revealed yet another layer of their beef. The Atlanta rapper claims that the reason he and Breezy are on the path to fisticuffs is the R&B singer’s ex-girlfriend, Rihanna.
Sitting down for an exclusive interview with Hollywood Unlocked, Soulja Boy was flanked by his trainer for his upcoming boxing match with Brown. An animated Soulja explained from his vantage point on how their issues originally began and not over Karrueche Tran.
“What he really mad about is I was with Rihanna,” said Soulja. “Ain’t nobody woulda never knew that, nigga, if he ain’t call my phone trippin’ over Karrueche. I was with Rihanna, son. Rihanna, nigga!”
Soulja continued by saying that he was at the same 2009 Grammy Awards party that Brown and Rihanna attended and was blown away by the news of their domestic violence incident the next night. Soulja explains that shortly after the event, he was on tour with Lil Wayne and Rihanna’s management reached out to him to have her attend the show.
However, the wrinkle in the tale is that Soulja was dating Teyana Taylor (yes, that Teyana Taylor) and allegedly kicked her off the tour bus while Rihanna visited so he could console her. He adds that Taylor called Brown in anger and told him that Rihanna and Soulja were together.
Soulja then says that Rihanna invited him over to her New York hotel for a movie night with her and some friends, which he claims Brown called and questioned him about.
The “Crank That’ star didn’t try to present facts that he and Rihanna were an item, but there are many moving parts in the bizarre tale. Soulja turned the heat up on the matter by way of a series of tweets on Sunday (January 8), including clowning Brown for using Mike Tyson as his trainer for their event and throwing even lower blows. Peep the chatter below.
Check out the tweets below and the video below