Category Archives: Interviews

Video: Falz Talks Success Of First Ever U.S. Tour, His Relationship With Simi, Dropping His Third Solo Album After 2 Years, Acting & More

Video: Falz Talks Success Of First Ever U.S. Tour, His Relationship With Simi, Dropping His Third Solo Album After 2 Years, Acting & More
Video: Falz Talks Success Of First Ever U.S. Tour, His Relationship With Simi, Dropping His Third Solo Album After 2 Years, Acting & More

Falz The Bahd Guy spoke with Nigerian-American media correspondent, Raro Lae, about the success of his first USA Tour E V E R, which has been organized by Big A Entertainment.

Falz announced that he will in fact be dropping his THIRD solo album this year since 2015, but he won’t only be busy working on music for his fans. Falz will be making a lot more experiences on the big screen as an actor.

Things got quite hot, when Falz was asked about his romantic relationship with Simi…let’s just say after a few dodging jokes, he finally got straight to the point.

Falz addressed the growing concern of Afrobeat’s artist losing their sound in the race to take each artists’ brand global, specifically to the American market. He also addressed the recent trend of some African artist, opting to the the ‘reggae sound’ when working in the American industry.

From Falz’s favorite hobbies (NDLA .. he was just JOKING..LOL) and his biggest pet peeves, we covered it all.

This is certainly an interview you MUST watch. If you were having a bad day before, this interview will definitely make you day 100x better!

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Ice Prince – I Believe I’m Not At The Top Yet

Boss of Super Cool Cats music imprint and  Former Chocolate City artiste, Ice Prince has some advice for young and upcoming music acts.
Ice Prince whose real name is Panshak Zamani chatted with Sunday Scoop when he dished out some tip to younger unaccomplished artistes. He also shared his views on the exposure of Nigerian music on the global scene.

Ice Prince Zamani had this to say

“I believe that everybody can make it. I’m not the finest boy and I am not the most educated but I’m here today. Even the northern part of the country where I come from is not so entertainment inclined and one may be tempted to conclude that no music star can come out of that region. But with persistence and the grace of God, I’ve been able to attain a certain height in my career, even though I believe I’m not at the top yet.”

He spoke further on the growing acceptance of Nigerian music on a global scale.

 

“Nigerian music is on point right now and I’m actually proud to be a Nigerian artiste. A lot of the folks here work really hard and I’m glad the world has finally noticed. The attention of the world is turned to the Nigerian music industry and everybody wants to do business with us. I think it’s a really good time for the industry,”

‘I Was The First Young Kid To Make It Out Of Africa’ – Wizkid

Wizkid – ‘I Was The First Young Kid To Make It Out Of Africa’
Wizkid – ‘I Was The First Young Kid To Make It Out Of Africa’

Afrobeats is a sound and a style that is changing western music – the fusion of African and international pop music is helping secure some of West Africa’s brightest stars a global audience.

Jasmine Dotiwala speaks to unarguably one of Africa’s leading artist with a catalog of songs worthy of such a highly placed title, Nigeria’s very own Starboy Wizkid about his career, his background and his influences.

Watch the full interview below 

‘People Have to Start Respecting the Vagina’ – Janelle Monáe

'People Have to Start Respecting the Vagina' - Janelle Monáe
‘People Have to Start Respecting the Vagina’ – Janelle Monáe

R&B music star Janelle Monáe graces the cover of Marie Claire’s May issue, citing bold statements and taking a stance on women’s rights and female empowerment. 

In her interview, the Moonlight actress discussed the actions of men and how that contributes to society the way women are presented. “People have to start respecting the vagina,” said Monáe. “Until every man is fighting for our rights, we should consider stopping having sex. I love men. But evil men? I will not tolerate that. You don’t deserve to be in my presence. If you’re going to rule this world, I am not going to contribute anymore until you change it.” 

The R&B artist is one of the five featured cover stars of the magazine for their, “The Future is Female” edition, along with Aja Naomi King, Emily Ratajkowski, Zoey Deutch, and Alexandra Daddario. 

With all that’s been going on in the world and news, Monáe is taking a step forward and expressing what it means to be a young black woman. “We have to realize our power and our magic,” expresses the passionate singer. “Because I am all about black-girl magic, even though I’m standing with all women. But this year? This yeah, I am so carefree black girl.” 

The other featured women on the cover also contribute to the “all-female future” theme. Ratajkowski describes the contradictions of being a sex symbol and feminist. “In every profile written about me, there is, ‘She’s so sexual and she’s such a sex symbol,’ paired with, ‘But wow, she knows about politics,’ And that in itself is sexist. Why does it have to be one or the other?”

The other featured women on the cover also contribute to the “all-female future” theme. Ratajkowski describes the contradictions of being a sex symbol and feminist. “In every profile written about me, there is, ‘She’s so sexual and she’s such a sex symbol,’ paired with, ‘But wow, she knows about politics,’ And that in itself is sexist. Why does it have to be one or the other?”

Kehlani Covers ‘Galore Mag’ Talks Early Life, Social Media, Debut Album & More

Kehlani Covers ‘Galore Mag’ Talks Early Life, Social Media, Debut Album & More
Kehlani Covers ‘Galore Mag’ Talks Early Life, Social Media, Debut Album & More

Kehlani is continuously discovering herself through new experiences, some of which she fought hard to survive, but mostly right now she is just enjoying life.

While she had to postpone the remaining dates on the European leg of her “Sweet Sexy Savage World Tour” for hernia surgery, the 21-year-old R&B singer/songwriter caught up with Galore Magazine for an in-depth conversation, and sexy photoshoot in New York City.

During the interview, Lani spoke candidly about separating her public and private life, returning to social media while dealing with the negativity that comes with it, her early life as a budding artist, favorite morning music, inspiration for her debut album title ‘SweetSexySavage‘ and much more.

Read the full interview here

See some really awesome pictures below

RICK ROSS REVEALS DURING REVOLT TV INTERVIEW THAT HE SAT DRAKE & MEEK MILL DOWN AND MADE THEM SQUASH THEIR BEEF

Rick Ross is running rap headlines as of late. Especially since releasing his latest album “Rather You Than Me”. Ross sat down with Revolt Tv and drop a few gems on the Meek Mill and Drake situation. Ross revealed that he made Drake and Meek sit down with him and peace it up.

 Ross told the reporter when you boss its nothing to get shit solved when the love is real and mutual. 
Check the interview below

#rickross talking about sitting down with #drake and having a meeting 😳. Via @shaheemreid

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VIDEO: Kwesta on Sway in the Morning | Full Freestyle

VIDEO: Kwesta on Sway in the Morning | Full Freestyle
VIDEO: Kwesta on Sway in the Morning | Full Freestyle

From South Africa, the self-proclaimed King of African rap, Kwesta joins us on Sway in the Morning. An international HYEEENA!
While in studio, this bilingual rapper opened up about coming to the United States for the first time and what shocked him the most, “I just saw a lot of white people,” he says while laughing.

From privilege, fame, groupies and rapping in his native language of Zulu, watch and get to know Kwesta below. Plus, we couldn’t let him leave with out rapping!! Keep up with @KwestaDaKAR online.

Video: Gifty Reveals She Was Once Married As She Cries In An Interview

With countless denials to the media that she was married, even after photos from her wedding was released by a family member, former Big Brother Naija 2017 housemate, Gifty Powers has revealed the truth. ‘I was once married,’ she claims. Speaking to HipTV, the actress said: 

“The marriage you see was kind of real. Yes, I was once married and it’s a dark part of my life that I don’t want to ever go back. My advice to every young girl out there is that before you go into marriage, you have to be physically, mentally, emotionally and physiologically matured. Because I was naive.” 

Watch the video below..

VIDEO: Ycee Interview & Freestyle On Tim Westwood

VIDEO: Ycee Interview & Freestyle On Tim Westwood
VIDEO: Ycee Interview & Freestyle On Tim Westwood

During his recent visit to the UK, rapper Ycee had a chat with the legendary Tim Westwood. He talked about the success of his single “Omo Alhaji”, new music, the Lagos scene and more. He also dropped some bars on the Westwood crib session.

Check out his Interview 

Faith Evans Talks Biggie’s Legacy, Her Relationship with Lil’ Kim and More on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Faith Evans Talks Biggie’s Legacy, Her Relationship with Lil’ Kim and More on ‘The Breakfast Club’
Faith Evans Talks Biggie’s Legacy, Her Relationship with Lil’ Kim and More on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Faith Evans stopped by “The Breakfast Club” for a fitting new interview on the 20th anniversary of her late husband, The Notorious B.I.G’s passing.
During the conversation, the First Lady of Bad Boy spoke about his unsolved murder case, her anticipated new duets album with Biggie, The King & I, and performing on the Bad Boy Reunion Tour.
Switching topics from Big, Faith also addressed her recent romantic relationship with producer and reality star Stevie J, which they ended on TV. Sharing some more history, the R&B diva talked about how she mended her relationship with Lil Kim, and what Biggie’s reaction was when she hung out with Tupac.
Additionally today, Faith has unveiled the cover art for The King & I, which is set to be released on June 9. She is also working on a TV documentary about BIG’s life to air on A&E.

Watch the Radio Interview below