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Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman Tour Suspended

Ariana Grande Cancels Concerts Until At Least June 5th
Ariana Grande Cancels Concerts Until At Least June 5th

Concerts won’t be happening for at least another couple of weeks for Ariana Grande fans. 

According to TMZ, the diva’s live shows have been cancelled until June 5 and that dry spell might go on longer. No concerts will be taking place until her team can properly address new security concerns.

Grande’s management also said that The Dangerous Woman tour has been suspended “until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost.” 

As we reported, Ariana is devastated by the Manchester terrorist attack and was consoled by boyfriend Mac Miller when she touched back down in the United States yesterday. She’s currently staying in Boca Raton.

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Praiz Talks About Controversy Surrounding New Single “Folasade”

Praiz Talks About Controversy Surrounding New Single “Folasade”
Praiz Talks About Controversy Surrounding New Single “Folasade”

MTN / UN Peace / Big Church Foundation Ambassador and Multiple Award winning R&B artist PRAIZ aka “Mr Rich and Famous” is currently in the UK on a press tour after a brief hiatus.

Speaking exclusively to Factory78 about the controversary surrounding new single “Folasade”, the need for Africans to talk openly about depression, Dbanj + Don Jazzy and much more.

NICKI MINAJ BREAKS SILENCE ON NAS DATING RUMORS, SAYS SHE’S SLEPT OVER HIS HOME

NICKI MINAJ BREAKS SILENCE ON NAS DATING RUMORS, SAYS SHE’S SLEPT OVER HIS HOME
NICKI MINAJ BREAKS SILENCE ON NAS DATING RUMORS, SAYS SHE’S SLEPT OVER HIS HOME

Nicki Minaj is enjoying time in Los Angeles, after her performance on Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Well, the rap mogul and model was guest today on The Ellen Show to open up on giving back to people across the world in her latest life-changing endeavors.

Only KINGS recognize QUEENS. @sweetchicklife has the best food 👅 congrats @nas 😜

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However, the day time legend couldn’t let Onika leave her set without addressing some rumors from social media. Last March, she hit up the Paris Fashion Week, and had an eye-raising outfit with her left breast exposed for us to al enjoy. With Ellen throwing subtle flirtations, she transitioned to asking whether or not she was dating hip-hop icon, Nas. Watch more from the conversation above, where she explains their briefly relationship, that involves sleepovers.
Nicki Minaj sat down with Ellen recently to discuss the relationship rumors between her and fellow Queens emcee, Nas.

Nicki was not hesitant to say that Nas “Is so dope,” “Is a King” & “Cute,” all while blushing and becoming obviously giddy during the interview. Ellen pushed the topic and asked Nicki if her and Nas had any “Sleepovers” yet, which Nicki confirmed that she has slept over Nas’ house.
Nicki did point out that she has taken a year of celibacy because she “hates men,” but would possibly make an exception for the Illmatic emcee.

A Tweet Come True! Rihanna & Lupita Nyong’o Film REALLY In The Works! 

A Tweet Come True! Rihanna & Lupita Nyong'o Film REALLY In The Works!
A Tweet Come True! Rihanna & Lupita Nyong’o Film REALLY In The Works!
Now who remembers in April when social-media user tweeted a picture of Rihanna and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o sitting side-by-side at a 2014 Miu Miu fashion show and commented how the duo looked like a Hollywood action movie waiting to happen.

Well It’s official! You can expect a movie coming soon

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are officially going to turn an idea into reality.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Netflix is producing a brand new film based on a fictional scenerio created on Twitter. Ava DuVernay has joined to direct the film with Insecure’s Issa Rae in talks to write the script.

It all began when RiRi and Nyong’o took a photo together at Paris Fashion Week. A Twitter user said “Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the [scams].”

 A simple tweet came true!

We have yet to get details on the film, but it is set to start production in 2018.

It’s not the first time we have seen a Twitter story turn to a possible production as we all remember Zola’s crazy story over a year ago that set the internet on fire.
I’m excited, how about you?

According to Vanity Fair, “Rae’s team confirmed to Vanity Fair that the project is in the works, adding that the original Twitter users who imagined the concept for this film will be credited and included in some form.

2Face Is Bribing All Media Houses…I Taught Him All He Knows – Blackface

2Face Is Bribing All Media Houses…I Taught Him All He Knows – Blackface
2Face Is Bribing All Media Houses…I Taught Him All He Knows – Blackface

The bad blood between Blackface and 2Face now 2Baba thickens without any hope settlement. Blackface has once again fired shots at 2Face and called him names in his new interview with NET NG.
On 2face stealing his song, Blackface said:
Efe Omorogbe claims to be a writer in that song. How can Omorogbe say he wrote my song when I was in Plantashun Boiz. Where did Efe Omorogbe come from? Where was he when I started my career?
On why it is taking him so long to take legal actions against 2face:
The court has already served him the documents. You should be at the court hearing in a few weeks don’t worry.

 

On being jealous of 2face:
Why would I be jealous of 2Face? I have made so many artistes famous, for instance, I made Roc Steady and Mallam Spicy famous, they are making money and are famous, so why would I be jealous. I have worked with people like Weird MC as well.
So what are they saying? At that time, only 2Face knew my song, if he wanted to use my song, he should have just said, I want to record the song, and when he went on TV and was asked about me, he said he doesn’t want to talk about Blackface because he has something to hide.

They are trying to seek public sympathy by posting the letter online.

Blackface says he doesn’t see any reason why the interview should be posted online.
This is what I have been saying but all they are just trying to do is hide it, and then they are trying to seek public sympathy by posting a letter which they are meant to show in court in the papers, you are posting it on social media, but I don’t care and I know that people are going to say shit about me but I don’t care.
2Face and his people are paying media owners to sabotage him
They pay those creepy agents to write shit about me, If I have a war with 2face, It should not affect people on radio playing my music, because when I put out my last video, I went to promote it on radio but when I was having the interview, they came and disrupted the interview because they had gone round to copy my video (where they featured Phyno), yes they copied my concept.
They also went round during their tour and were telling people not to play my music, that is why they call themselves bad sharp guy or very good bad guys, tell them I said they are not sharp enough, they don’t know nothing yet.
2Face has bought the media over
2Face has not bought you guys over but he may have bought your boss over.
I don’t care because I know most of you media Personalities are creepy agents. Especially people that work on the radio. You guys should be asking 2Face and Efe if I gave them the right to call my song his own, but unfortunately, 2Face took my song and his manager decided that they should put his name on the song as the writer.
And when I confronted them about it, they put up a story saying my account was hacked.
On teaching 2Face how to make music.
I taught him how to make a whole lot of music because when I met him, nobody knew who he was, so I taught him what he had to do, but I never envisaged that he will turn out to be a backstabber.
I’ve struggled with him longer than his manager. Only for him to use his manager against me? But when he doesn’t know who this guy is, or know who taught him how to make music, then it says a lot.
He hopes the judiciary will take necessary actions
Where I am from, we don’t measure the love we give out, but if 2Face thinks he is too smart or he is a bad sharp guy, you can take someone’s music and nobody will do anything, but we are in Nigeria, let us see if the judiciary will uphold the law.

Adekunle Gold Exits YBNL Record Label Olamide Reveals

Adekunle Gold Exits YBNL Record Label Olamide Reveals
Adekunle Gold Exits YBNL Record Label Olamide Reveals

YBNL music act and Orente crooner, Adekunle Gold has dropped YBNL as his record label.
The rumors that revolved around the singer when Lil Kesh exited YBNL seem to be true as Olamide has just confirmed that Adekunle’s contract has expired and YBNL no longer manages his musical career.
In a recent interview with Moet Abebe, the Orobo singer emphasized that although the singers contract had expired, they still remain family.
Watch clip below;

Singer Adekunle Gold turns to meat seller in new video (Photos)

Singer Adekunle Gold turns to meat seller in new video
Singer Adekunle Gold turns to meat seller in new video

 

YBNL Adekunle shared photos of himself selling meat in a local market in the city of Lagos. The singer was reportedly acting the role in effect of his new music video titled “Work.” The Orente crooner looked like a meat seller as he put on an apron and set to walk dicing raw meat.

 

 

Gold recently met with his role model, King Sunny Ade and is signed on to the Yahoo Boy No Laptop (YBNL) group owned by Yoruba rapper and singer, Olamide Baddo. Gold shared the adorable photos on social media and left his fans admiring him as well as asking questions regarding his true occupation

 

 

He captioned the photo: “My name is Jack … #ofalltrades. Work hard, play harder or do both at the same time. #MorufuEleran #MeatBae.”

 

Sony Music Tried To Change My Sound & I Fought – Davido

Sony Music Tried To Change My Sound & I Fought – Davido
Sony Music Tried To Change My Sound & I Fought – Davido

Davido is in the news again, as he reveals what transpired between himself and the label executives.

Davido who isn’t one to shy away from making statements has opened up on a little in-house fight at Sony Music. The singer has currently taken the spot from Runtown to own the biggest song ‘IF’ in Africa.

The DMW boss on instagram explained that the Sony Music executives tried to change his sound to appeal to a global audience. This came in as he shared a video of American singer Omarion singing along to his smash hit ‘IF’. He also in his post revealed he fought to be allowed to stick to his culture and sound.

OBO wrote thus;

“The bro @1omarion feeling da ‘IF’ vibes! All last year , they tried to change my sound .. saying staying true to my culture wouldn’t work for me outside Africa! This year I fought and pleaded for ‘them’ to allow me make the music I know how to make and now see what’s happened!! MUSIC AINT GOT A LANGUAGE !! NOW I GOT THE BIGGEST SONG IN AFRICA ONCE AGAIN! THANK TO JAH!!”

See the Actors to act as Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls In USA Drama ‘Unsolved’

See the Actors to act as Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls In USA Drama 'Unsolved'
See the Actors to act as Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls In USA Drama ‘Unsolved’
Marcc Rose and Wavyy Jonez have been cast as the iconic rappers, respectively, in the drama pilot about their unsolved murders, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.


Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac (working title) is a scripted true crime serial that chronicles the two major police investigations into the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

Rose will play Shakur, a poet, actor and rapper who was as brilliant as he was self-destructive. He was shot and killed in Las Vegas in 1996, and his murder still remains unsolved today. The actor reprises his role from the 2015 hit film Straight Outta Compton, in which he made his acting debut. He is repped by ICM.

The pilot marks the first acting role for Jonez, who was discovered after a nationwide casting call. Biggie Smalls, aka Christopher Wallace, quickly went from honor student to drug dealer to the face of East Coast rap. He was shot and killed in Los Angeles just six months after Shakur, and his death also remains unsolved. Also a rapper, Jonez is repped by First Access Entertainment.

The two join previously cast actors Jimmi Simpson, Bokeem Woodbine and Josh Duhamel, all three of whom will play police employees integral to the unsolved cases.

Anthony Hemingway (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) is set to direct and will executive produce along with Mark Taylor through their Hemingway | Taylor production company. Kyle Long (Suits) is writing the pilot and will also executive produce. The drama is based on the experiences of former LAPD Detective Greg Kading, who is consulting on the pilot script and will also serve as co-executive producer. Kading led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders and authored the book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations.

Universal Cable Productions will produce the hourlong drama.

The two aren’t the first to play the well-known musicians. Anthony Mackie played Shakur in the 2015 Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious, in which Jamal Woolard played the lead role. Demetrius Shipp Jr. is next to set to play Shakur in the 2017 biopic All Eyez on Me.

D’banj Set To Release New Single With Wande Coal

D’banj Moves To Atlanta Set To Release New Single With Wande Coal
D’banj Moves To Atlanta Set To Release New Single With Wande Coal
One of Nigeria’s biggest music export Dapo Oyebanjo aka D’banj has been out of the entertainment radar for a while now.

Are you wondering what’s up with the man D’banj? Oh well, here’s a little scoop for you. News has it that the singer has decided to shift base from Nigeria all the way to the US.

According to Potpourri On Point, the entertainer and businessman has relocated to Atlanta, capital of Georgia United States. The scoop was given out from reliable sources close to D’banj.

Moreover, it is revealed that the Kokomaster is set to release a new single ‘It’s not a lie’ as a way of revitalising his music career. Sources also revealed that the new song will feature former label mate Wande Coal and Harrysong. 

It’s also gathered that the song itself was written by Harrysong.
‘It’s not a lie’ is ready to be formally released as all production is done and an accompanying video has already been shot somewhere in ATL.

Ssssssshhhhhh…don't say a word.men on the move" @alterplatemusic #samankwe Atlanta.

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