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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!!”

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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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I Will Be Having The Best Album of 2017 – Sugar Boy

I Will Be Having The Best Album of 2017 – Sugar Boy
I Will Be Having The Best Album of 2017 – Sugar Boy

Sugar Boy is now getting all the necessary attention from his label G-Worldwide as he prepares to release his album.

The dancehall singer whose real name is Umoren Akanimoh Felix dishes out on a few insights and what to expect from his upcoming debut album “BELIEVE“.

“I am basically inspired by my environment. I get ideas from the things that happen around me and even from people. Inspiration could come in whatever form, even in the unlikeliest of places. However, the most important thing is that my music is a product of hard work. A lot of work goes into polishing a song and making it presentable from the point of getting of getting the idea to releasing it to the public. Most times, it is a collaborative effort between me and my team as I am always open to suggestions.”

Sugar Boy was quick to dispel any beliefs that he is under pressure to outshine the efforts of his label mate Kiss Daniel as he chatted with Sunday Scoop crew.

“It is not a competition, rather we are brothers. I was featured on his albums, and he is also going to be on two songs in my forthcoming album as well so there is no pressure from anywhere. All I’m concerned about is making good music and I can assure my fans that I would never disappoint them,” he said.

 

The G-Worldwide music act shared some insight on his yet-to-be-released album “Believe”. He boldly stated his debut album will be the best album to be released in 2017.

“There are 22 songs on the album but I had to record about 40 tracks in all before selecting the ones that would eventually go on the album and I can tell you it was quite tough. Kiss Daniel had the best album of 2016 and I will be having the best album of 2017. Great things start from small beginnings and I believe I’m destined for the top of the industry.”

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eNEWS: Rihanna Accepts Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year Award

eNEWS: Rihanna Accepts Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year Award
eNEWS: Rihanna Accepts Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year Award

The heavy feelings of honorable accomplishments ran through the halls of one of America’s greatest institutions on Tuesday (Feb. 28), as international superstar Rihanna was presented with Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award.

As the echoing cheers and encouragement from fans in the auditorium changed to attentive listening, RiRi smiled as she explained to the Cambridge audience that she never actually wanted this type of credit for her humanitarian work. “I’m incredibly humbled by this,” she said. “To be acknowledged at this magnitude, for something that, in truth, I’ve never wanted credit for.”

She went on to reveal that as a child she yearned to help other children from around the world while watching charity ads on television. At the time, she thought she had to be rich to make a difference. Now, she realizes that humanitarian efforts aren’t exclusive to the wealthy or famous.

“We’re all human. We all just want a chance, a chance at life, a chance at an education, a chance at a future,” she said. “At CLF [Clara Lionel Foundation], our mission is to impact as many lives as possible, but it starts with just one. Just one. As I stare out into this beautiful room, I see optimism, I see hope, I see the future. I know that each and every one of you has the opportunity to help someone else. All you need to do is help one person, expecting nothing in return. To me, that is a humanitarian.”

To end the ceremony, a young child presented her with flowers. “Rihanna, we thank you for your compassion, your philanthropy to help others in need, and your wonderful music,” he said. “On behalf of the children of Cambridge, I present you these flowers as a token of our appreciation.” Taking the flowers, a smiling RiRi kissed the young man on the cheek.

eNEWS: Banky W’s Lekki home burnt

Banky W's Lekki home burnt
Banky W’s Lekki home burnt

Nigerian singer Banky W has confirmed News about the fire that gutted his home.

According to news report from Punch newspaper, a property located along Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos where popular singer, Banky W, lives has been destroyed by fire.
The fire is believed to has been caused by a faulty air conditioner as reported by one of the neighbours.

Also, the fire allegedly started around 6:00 AM this morning.
A resident said, “The fire started around 6am and all of us came out to assist Banky in putting out the fire.

The singer spoke via Instagram about the incident 
there’s good news and bad news. The good news is… I’m thanking God that I’m alive to give the bad news as a testimony. 

Bad news is…

I was laying awake in bed at about 6am , and I just started smelling smoke. Stood up to shut off my tv and ac and realized it was coming from outside my door. Opened it to see the whole stairway was filled with huge gusts of black smoke/soot, and a fire was burning stuff downstairs. The smoke was so much I couldn’t get down past it to see the source of the flames. Rushed back into my room and climbed down from the 2nd floor balcony with my dog… and then got help from the amazing workers and neighbours who helped me put out the flames. 

Turns out the ac in the living room had caught fire.. I know a lot of ppl have been trying to call and I appreciate it. Maybe the fire burnt some of the network in the house because I can’t receive calls LOL 😂, but instead of calling to say sorry pls just maybe say a prayer and thank God with me.
Thank God I was awake to smell the smoke. Thank God we caught it early enough and the damage wasn’t so bad.. it basically burnt some of the stuff that was around it. So awards, portraits, and some small electronics. But thank God, Duke and I are alive and well. We only had to form James Bond and climb down from the balcony LOL. Thank God for my neighbors and the amazing workers in and around the compound for helping us escape via the balcony, helping put out the fire, and helping with the aftermath/cleaning.
Thank God for life. And I’m not even upset.. I’m just grateful for life and health and for the grace and mercy of God on my life. I figure I’m about to have the best year ever so the devil tried to throw a tantrum. But not today Satan. Not today, not ever. Now sit back and watch me be great. By God’s grace. Amen. God bless you all.

So there's good news and bad news. The good news is… I'm thanking God that I'm alive to give the bad news as a testimony. Bad news is… I was laying awake in bed at about 6am , and I just started smelling smoke. Stood up to shut off my tv and ac and realized it was coming from outside my door. Opened it to see the whole stairway was filled with huge gusts of black smoke/soot, and a fire was burning stuff downstairs. The smoke was so much I couldn't get down past it to see the source of the flames. Rushed back into my room and climbed down from the balcony with my dog… and then got help from the amazing workers and neighbours who helped me put out the flames. Turns out the ac in the living room had caught fire.. I know a lot of ppl have been trying to call and I appreciate it. Maybe the fire burnt some of the network in the house because I can't receive calls LOL 😂, but instead of calling to say sorry pls just maybe say a prayer and thank God with me. Thank God I was awake to smell the smoke. Thank God we caught it early enough and the damage wasn't so bad.. it basically burnt some of the stuff that was around it. So awards, portraits, and some small electronics. But thank God, Duke and I are alive and well. We only had to form James Bond and climb down from the top floor balcony LOL 😂😁 Thank God for my neighbors and the amazing workers in and around the compound for helping us escape via the balcony, helping put out the fire, and helping with the aftermath/cleaning. Thank God for life. And I'm not even upset.. I'm just grateful for life, health and for the grace and mercy of God. I figure I'm about to have the best year ever so the devil tried to throw a tantrum. But not today Satan. Not today, not ever. Now sit back and watch me be great. By God's grace. Amen. God bless you all. #TheBankStatements #weMove #NoweaponFormedAgainstMeShallProsper #aretheymadddt #theyMustBeMaddt #Blessed

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I For Dey Prison If I No Marry You – Duncan Mighty Praises His Wife

Singer Duncan Mighty suggested he would probably be in prison by now if he didn’t get the chance to marry his wife and mother of one kids, Vivien Okechukwu.

See what he wrote below

eNEWS: Beyonce Dedicates Her Twins To Yoruba Goddess, Yemoja in poem

eNEWS: Beyonce Dedicates Her Twins To Yoruba Goddess, Yemoja in poem
eNEWS: Beyonce Dedicates Her Twins To Yoruba Goddess, Yemoja in poem

Queen Bey broke the internet with her baby bump announcement and pictures 

and has now released a poem about her twins where she also appeared to dedicate them to Yoruba goddesses Osun and Yemoja.

The poem which is titled I Have Three Hearts was written by popular Somalian poet Warsan Shire.

Beyonce Shows Off Baby Bump & Is Expecting Twins

Beyonce Just Broke Internet Again; Shows Off Baby Bump & Is Expecting Twins
Beyonce Just Broke Internet Again; Shows Off Baby Bump & Is Expecting Twins
The Queen Bey is about to be a mother to twins!!! 

American singer, songwriter and actress, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is pregnant with twins.

The Halo singer who is currently heavy, shared news that The Carter family is going to be increased by two via an Instapost;

We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters

Beyoncé and her hubby, hip-hop demi-god, Jay-Z had in January 7, 2012 welcomed their first bundle of joy, Blue Ivy Carter who I currently 5 years old.

eNEWS: 2Baba releases Official statement on NationwideProtest 

2Face Releases Official Statement On New Date For Protest by 360metrosports: 4:03pm

2baba (formerly 2face Idibia) has rescheduled the 5th Feb protest against Nigeria’s Federal Government to 6th Feb 2017.

The official statement on the postponement goes thus:

Hello my fellow Nigerians…

Since the idea of a nationwide march was first mentioned, the need for urgent solutions to the challenges facing Nigerians has become very clear. The people have hoped for a better Nigeria since 1999 but things are not getting any better for the majority. We are still where we are – poor and desperate. I will be no longer be quiet.

I want to thank EiE, The 2face Foundation, numerous colleagues and countless fellow Nigerians for stepping up to partner with me. I am just a musician with a point of view and the ear of my fans.

I have dedicated my time and resources to peace building, voter education towards peaceful elections and youth engagement in governance in Nigeria. This time around, my partners, colleagues and I have come together to present a platform for real Nigerians to communicate their real pains to government at all levels in a peaceful and articulate manner with a view to getting lasting solutions to our problems.
This march is about demanding that all saboteurs of good government policies should hands off.

This march is about encouraging positive minded Nigerians to continue to work without intimidation.

We have a system that is clearly designed not to work for the majority.

What is this march not about?

It is not a platform for politicians of any party to manipulate. I know you will still spin it but for one second leave your battles aside and just listen to people without trying to score cheap political points against one another. It is not a point scoring exercise. It is certainly not personal.

It is not an organized labour platform. With all due respect to our comrades who have done much for Nigeria, this march is for the unrepresented.

It is not a ‘my religion or tribe is better than yours’ matter. All our blood is red.

I, Innocent Idibia, am a living example of a Nigerian who owes their success to Nigerians of every tribe and religion. None ask what religion or tribe I am before supporting me. I am grateful.

Therefore, it is with every sense of humility that I say that with this march, I want:

1) Security

All Nigerians’ lives MUST matter. My religion, ethnicity or what part of the country I live shouldn’t determine the type of protection I get from my government.

According to the Constitution, ‘the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.’

2) Education

To develop beyond oil, we have to invest in our human capital. Every child must have access to quality education. If our teachers are not paid, how will we raise the next generation to lead the country and run our businesses?

3) Health

Health is wealth. People die daily from lack of basic, affordable health care. We can definitely do better.

4) Power

Government needs to make it easier to generate power at the state and local government level so everything is not tied to the center. We need electricity to be productive. The cost of generating our own power is crippling.

5) Unemployment

Poor education plus a struggling economy means a lot of people are unemployed. Unemployed people are hungry and angry.

6) High cost of living

Food, transportation, medicine, everything is 3 times, 4 times more expensive but our salaries haven’t increased. What do we do

7) Social Justice

According to the Constitution, ‘The Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be a State based on the principles of democracy and social justice.’

There cannot be one set of rules for the poor and another set for the rich.

8) Transparency

The best way to kill corruption is to increase transparency. Government finances and contracts must be open and available to all. Who got the money, to do what and by when?

9) Cost of government

Our governance is TOO expensive – federal, state, local – cars, housing, allowances. We must reduce the cost of maintaining our public officials

10) Patriotism

I stand with Nigeria. There is enough in Nigeria for all of us to ‘chop belleful’. Enough is enough. We must put Nigeria first and keep all the greedy & selfish people away from leadership.
Call to Action

Between now and Monday, February 6, I ask you to share via videos, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, SMS to 0902-355-5335. How are these issues affecting you? What are your daily struggles? How is it doing you? No matter what part of the world you are, I encourage you to share your stories. And join me on Monday in Surulere or online

Use any of the hashtags #IStandWith2Baba #IStandWithNigeria #OneVoiceNigeria on social media.

We will take all the reports and send them to our elected representatives as ONE VOICE of Nigerians across party, ethnic and religious lines – as they hear real people talk about real issues.

On Monday, February 6, meet me at the National Stadium at 8AM and we’ll walk to the National Theatre – 2 national icons that epitomize our decline – as we state clearly and peacefully that #IStandWithNigeria and Nigeria must work for all of us and all of us must work for Nigeria.