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Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

Friday, 19 May 2017

Skales Releases ( The Never Say Never Guy ) Album Cover And Tracklist

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Two years after the release of his debut album "The Man Of Year", Nigerian Musician Skales has shared the album cover and tracklist of his album titled "The Never Say Never guy". You can check the album details on the link below.

The long awaited album features artists including Wande Coal, Phyno, Timaya, Burna Boy, PJ Morton of American pop rock band Maroon 5, Rotimi, Lil Kesh, Fifi Cooper, Egar Boi along with Davido and Tekno on the bonus tracks.

Check the cover and tracklist below.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Karamanti Confirmed for West Africa Tour – July 2017

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Karamanti will be performing in Togo throughout the month of July. She has five confirmed shows for that region and is now accepting bookings from other West African countries. Persons wanting to work with her should use the contact info on the attached poster.

Watch Brand New Music Videos from Karamanti


Karamanti - Black Song (Official Video) Karamanti & Mikey General - Back Against The Wall (Official Video) Listen And Download Karamanti’s New EP: The Black God

Monday, 8 May 2017

Femi Leye #TheEkaaboConcert Happens This June

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We are glad it's finally here! Multi-talented Nigerian Afro Jazz Guitarist and Vocalist FemiLeye, is taking us all on a music journey this June. Join us as we explore a blend of traditional and contemporary tunes happening LIVE at Femi Leye - #TheEkaaboConcert

Femi Leye‘s guitar tunes have been used in popular records across Africa and he has worked closely with artistes like Youssou N'Dour , Don Jazzy, Adekunle Gold and a list of others. #TheEkaaboConcertpromises to be a memorable one so plan to attend and bring as many friends as you can find.

Also performing at the concert are British/Nigerian singer-songwriter and musician – DavidB, Headies nominated artiste for Best Alternative Song- Johnny Drille and Nigeria's very own RnB sensation Mr Byno. Tickets cost N5,000 only and are available at – https://www.nairabox.com/events/single.php?id=591069c68ead0efc5f8b46c9



▪ Date: 3rd June, 2017

▪ Venue: Lagoon Restaurant

▪ Time: 6pm (Black Carpet starts at 4pm)

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Davido, Wizkid And I Rule The Music Industry – Tekno

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Singer Tekno, has declared that he alongside two other talented singers, rule the game.

The RARA crooner, took to twitter to make the claim tweeting that himself, Davido andWizkid, are the three artistes, ruling the music scene at the moment.

He tweeted:

This came after a fan tweeted that the three are the hottest in Africa.

So guys, how many agree to Tekno’s declaration?

Share your thoughts below.

Davido: The Return Of The King

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Months back i wrote an article lambasting the Sony Records act Davido of disastrously leaving the scene for competitors to take his African throne. The singer on his part made fans realize the fault was not all his but rather his materials were being withheld by his new management Sony Records.

The year 2016 ended on a relatively low key mode for him as he payed the price for not dropping any material for a lengthy period totaling eleven odd months by missing out on all major awards.

Since the turn of the year it's been a new story for the DMW boss as he has again stolen the hearts of the African continent with a chart topping single and back to back music hits from his EP. Realizing he was fast losing his foothold on the African music scene with his desire to hit the international market, Davido took aggressive steps to correct that anomaly by first dropping his manager Kamal Ajiboye who seemed determined to propel the youngster to international acclaim.

Declaring via a snap chat post his intention to quit chasing the international market , he says "fuck all that international shit! It's cool but fuck it im back to basics!!".

That comment got many wondering what happened to the Sony Music deal he snagged.

He released his EP, ‘Son Of Mercy’ late last year under the Sony BMG imprint and has followed that up with a tremendously successful 'IF'.

With the Tekno produced 'IF' dominating headlines amidst topping charts and gathering favorable reviews, the year has been a fruitful year for Davido who is set to further wrestle the industry from new school acts threatening to take over his domain with his much publicized 'Back To Basics' tour. The Sony Artist announced his ‘Back To Basics’ Nigeria tour, and it’ll be hitting up eight cities around the country. Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Benin, Ilorin, Osogbo, Ibadan, and Lagos are all listed as cities that will be hosting Davido.

The Tour would provide ample opportunity for him to gain further grounds on competitors and also provide a platform for individual artistes from the aforementioned states to showcase their craft.

But most importantly, this might be Davido’s opportunity to cement his status as a major player in the Nigerian music industry . He is arguably the hottest act on the continent at the moment (and has been since his debut), and a well-orchestrated national tour, complete with choreographed sets and legitimate merchandise would further set him apart from the rest.

Davido is back to basics and with the year just beginning the stage is set for the return of the king.

Written BY: Akpofure Shedrack, a prolific writer, entertainment critic and seasoned follower of happenings of the Nigerian music industry. Follow on Instagram & Twitter @king_konfam for more reviews.

Artwork BY: Pmykel Designx a renowned cartoonist and graphics designer with an impressive catalogue of works on instagram and the internet at large.

Preview more works from him on Instagram @pmykel_designx. Follow on Twitter @pmykel1
This Article is from the series "Industry Talk With Akpofure Shedrack" featuring works from Akpofure Shedrack and Pmykel Designx. Stay tuned for more.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

THE MAGIC OF SIMI

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“Follow your own particular dreams. We are handed a life by peers, parents and society, you can do that or follow your own dreams. Life is short, be a dreamer but be a practical person” HUGH HEFNER.

From being just a kid singer to watcing Waje, Omawumi and others hit the limelight and rule the Nigerian music industry Simi never lost sight of her dream. She knew she would reign as queen and to a lot of nigerians presently Simi is simply the best of the pack.

Born in Lagos state Nigeria, Simi, a mass communications graduate, is no stranger to the Nigerian music industry. She wrote her very first song at the age of 10 and started out singing and dancing in her early teens as a member of the teenage church choir. 

Eventually, she went on to launch her debut album in 2008, which was produced by Samklef. The album spawned hits such as Ara Ile, Ogaju, Iya Temi, to name a few. Even though she started off as a gospel artiste she has evolved into a pop queen.

In 2014 via her former record label she officially get signed to to X3M Music, the Lagos-based record label which is home to Nigerian R&B sensation Praiz and others. After getting signed to X3M Music Simi went on to release Tiff and E no go good to the public.
Tiff was actually her most successful single of 2014 as it was already enjoying a lot of air-plays on many radio station and and massive online downloads and streams just weeks after release. The songs also got her a couple of award nominations in 2014 and the rest like they say is history.

With her diverse music objectives that align with mainstream industry nature and peculiarities Simi has won over millions of Nigerian music lovers and her obvious musical talents has been noticed all over Africa.

Simi has shone brilliantly since her musical relationship with the amazing Falz and their joint EP 'Chemistry' is a testament to that.

From the infectious “Tiff” and clubby “E no go funny” down to the witty "Jamb Question" Simi blew hearts away and she has gone on to nail a spot for herself among the current crop of Nigerian stars.

Dear SIMI, please dont stop. As long as Nigerians keep enjoying your music that should be enough motivation to keep you going against critics.

Believe me when i say simi is simply magical. Happy birthday to an iconic Singer.
Akpofure Shedrack is an entertainment analyst and critic with passion for penning down unspoken words.

Follow the writer on twitter and instagram @king_konfam.
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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Bisa Kdei puts up professional stage craft at Adonka Aseda Bash

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The much awaited Adonka Aseda bash, which had Bisa Kdei, Shatta Wale and Ofori Amponsah headline has come to a successful end. Yesterday at the Baba Yara sports stadium in Kumasi, the Adonka Aseda bash witnessed series of entertainers including Agya Koo, Jupitar, Bisa Kdei, Ofori Amponsah, Shatta Wale etc. entertain the patrons to the fullest. As a media person who went to the event ground for news, what went surprising within the night was when Bisa Kdei had to start his performance from Live band, but end with a DJ play. Apparently, Bisa Kdei had rehearsed with his band before traveling with them for the event, but sources tell us the band was unable to do a sound check with the artiste because they were told by one of the organizers, "there's no thing like a sound check" when they drove to the venue. This is very new to me because a major show like this should have each and every artiste headlining, if for nothing, at least, check the sound system on stage first. The source went on to tell us, after reporting the incident to Bisa Kdei's management, the artiste for some reasons had to tell the band not to worry but should report back to the stadium when its his time to perform. When it was time for Bisa Kdei to perform, i can tell from my technical experience in the industry that, something wasnt right with the Live Band setting. The crowd who were over hyper needed to get turned up that night and the live band setting wasnt favoring them in that "adonko moment" so they started requesting from Bisa Kdei some of his hot bangers. The management of Bisa Kdei later on made a quick switch from Live Band to DJ play, and turned up the place with songs like, Azonto Fiesta, Azonto Ghost, Life, Mansa, Brother Brother, etc. My question is, who would ever thought of making such a switch to entertain fans? From what i know, most musicians who start with Live band, no matter the difficulties they face on stage try to end with it but for Bisa Kdei, he acted so professional and as a good entertainer to please both the young and old. Thats such an amazing stage craft from Bisa Kdei.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Dremo: The Transition from adoration to stardom

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From adoring the god of Nigerian music Fela and the desire to be just as great as him, Dremo is fast carving a niche for himself and getting fans to realise the enormous talent that lies within him.

Signed by Davido alongside Mayorkun as the flagship acts for his record label DMW, the Nigerian rapper, producer and songwriter known for his unique blend of hip-hop and Afro beat sounds has grown in leaps and bounds and is among those heralding new school rap in Nigeria at present.

In his breakout single aptly titled 'Fela' the rapper payed tribute to one of the greatest icons and face of Nigerian Afrobeat music Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, known professionally as Fela Kuti, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, or simply Fela. Describing the lifestyle of the iconic late musician with exciting punchlines and catchy hooks, the single a cover of 'panda' by American rapper Desiigner tell tales of the glamorous and sometimes overly flamboyant lifestyle of Fela, Dremo twists his words weaving them in a way the listener is drawn to appreciate the legend's greatness.

In the first verse he raps "Fela ti pada wa, i want to light up the shawarma. Two chains on, no shirts on nigga says cheese to the camera. Two hands up in the air, like say you get yawa with olopa. please dont try to interfere, when am getting cake like its 15th of october. Ani'kula'po, Kuti!... Ani'kula'po, Kuti! everyday na like my birthday, talkin'bout the government na my duty.

Fornication and adultery, omo na big sin thats why you see me getting married to any kind of shawdy wey i give D!". With such lines the rapper describes the defiant nature of the political maverick and his amorous attitude towards his huge flock of women.

From his first single under DMW the rapper has stolen the minds of young urban Nigerians with his follow-up singles ranging from Ojere, 1_2 bang featuring label boss Davido and others helping to cement his status as one to watch out for.

A different kind of musician from the music maestro, the young rapper portrays the sort of defiance and courageous outlook Fela was known for. Most artistes point to Fela as a source of inspiration for their music but very few embodies what the music great stands for as much as Dremo who breathes the same boldness and musical sauciness and poise as the legend.

The name of his first record label A.P.P.E - Absolute Passion Powers Everything is the perfect acronym definition to describe Dremo's attitude, motivation and dedication towards his Art.

Fela Anikulapo Kuti left the game as a multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick and the stage is piosed for Dremo to follow the footsteps of the very man he idolizes.

Article By Akpofure Shedrack.

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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Miss North East, Blessing Peter Akor Secures The Release Of 4 Prison Inmates In Yola

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The 2016/2017 reigning Miss North East, Miss Blessing Peter Akor on Saturday facilitated the release of 4 prison inmates serving jail terms in Jimeta Prison of Adamawa State.

Queen Blessing, during a visit to the office in Jimeta -Yola, the capital city of Adamawa State said the gesture was spurred by their predicament and the need to contribute her amount towards jail decongestion. Showing the inmates that they are still remembered by the society in their pains at the correction facility .

She also added that a portion of the detainees spent around three to five years in prison for their powerlessness to pay as meager as low as 2,000 Naira and urged members of the public, particularly the rich to extend their hands of support to the prison in freeing such inmates.

"We are not stopping here, we would continue to support freeing inmates who are ready to make a change and positively contribute to the development of the society", She said.





Saturday, 8 April 2017

Ibariogwa Entertainment World Presents: Ibariogwa Easter Commotion Season 5

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Get ready for the groove of your life this Easter with you friends and family as iLLBliss, Selebobo, Charass many more musicians and comedians storm the Ibariogwa Easter Commotion which commences from 16th to 18th of April, 2017. 

Venue is No.1 Ibariogwa Boulevard Off Port-Harcourt, Owerri. Imo State.

Be there and enjoy yourself.
 



 

DJ Hacker Jp Pen Open Letter To DJ Jimmy Jatt and All Nigerian DJs

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Naija DJs is an elite coalition of the hottest Nigerian DJs around the world. There is just one reason why the Naija DJs was created, Please can anyone give me a reason why The National Executives of the DJs Association of Nigeria (DJAN) was created? When we are all giving what it takes to our so called business and all we got is nothing in return. DJ is not just anyhow work, Gone are those days when you have to carry CD Bag all around because you want to play in a Show, What Legacy are we leaving behind for up-coming DJs?
I follow social media a lot, where i found out the twitter handle for Nigerian DJs is @NigerianDJs  & maybe other is @9jadjpool , They don't help Up-coming DJs and they also promote few of Nigerian DJs, even those who do Online Mixtape, We all forget ‘an injury to one is injury to all’. We want to leave a legacy that builds upon why (DJAN) was created, It's more important to be part of a process by supporting (DJAN) in all aspect.

Why Nigerian Awards are not including Nigeria DJs & DJ Songs? 
in 2007 NEA Awards include only 1 DJ category (Battle of U.S. Based DJS) and the Winner is – DJ Zimo. in 2008 NEA Awards change the category to (Best World DJ) and the Winner is DJ Humility. in 2009 NEA Awards Best world DJ goes to DJ Neptune. in 2010 NEA Awards Best world DJ goes to DJ Xclusive. in 2011 NEA Awards Best world DJ goes to DJ Obi. in 2012 NEA Awards Best world DJ goes to DJ Jimmy Jat. in 2013 NEA Awards Best world DJ goes to DJ Bayo. in 2014 NEA Awards Best world DJ goes to DJ Spinall. in 2015 NEA Awards created 2 categories for DJs, Male & Female. DJ Kaywise and DJ Cuppy bag those one. I think we don't have female DJs in Nigeria before 2015. more categories for DJ was created last year, "Disk Jockey Collaboration of the Year." "Disk Jockey of the Year (Male)". "Disk Jockey of the Year (Female)" and "Disk Jockey of the Year (Non-Nigerian)" on NEA Awards. Nothing like DJ Awards on Headies and other Awards in Nigeria.

Nigeria is blessed with so much talent and being a DJ is one of them, DJs are tick in the Nigerian Entertainment industry today and DJs who are influential should set the pace for others to follow in Nigeria today. One cannot talk about being a DJ in Nigeria today without using DJ Jimmy Jatt as the reference point and as a godfather in the business also a President of (DJAN), You need to see how hard Nigeria DJs are working day in, day out, Mixtape here and there, all they got is nothing, When DJs can't show themselves Love, respect should not be expected from Artists. 

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again, All we need is CHANGE.
How many DJs in Nigeria getting paid like Nigerian Artists?, and Without DJs Let us strive to leave this type of legacy before we leave this earth, The gift you leave behind will surely becomes the birthright of your people. Legacies are not the result of wishful thinking, they are the results of determined doing. "The legacy you leave is the life you lead and the actions you take - they are what tell your story"
I Urge DJ Jimmy Jat, DJ Humility, DJ Neptune, DJ Sose, DJ Wal, DJ DeeMoney, DJ Snoop D Damaja, DJ 3k, DJ ECool, DJ Spinall, DJ Enimoney, DJ Baddo, and other Nigerian DJs to leave up-coming DJs a legacy of love and respect. Today's footprint is tomorrow's LEGACY.


Signed: Olalekan K. Williams (Ace DJ Hacker Jp)
Executive Member "Coast 2 Coast DJs"
Balogun Of All Nigerian DJs.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

MEET THE CEO OF CLAPSTIIK ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, MANAGER OF YUNG6IX, MAHEEDA, PERCY ETC

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Ceo Clapstiik Entertainment company, Ibrahim Kabiru to celebrate his Ten (10) years in the Nigeria entertainment industry. Has pledged to groom 2 male and female artiste each for free and also an intended Artiste Manager to mark his 10years in the music business.

Haven travelled far and wide locally and Internationally, with artiste like Solidstar, Maheeda, Eva Alodiah, Yung6ix, LK Kuddy, Percy, sean Dennis and SHEOffcial, the late Goldie, Chuddy K to mention a few has come this far just to say Thank You God Almighty for all the undying love you have for me and the music business.

Send your song to clapstiik@yahoo.com

Monday, 3 April 2017

King of The New Wave KRIZBEATZ unveils new act, CEEBOI | @KrizBeatz_ @Ceeboiofficial

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 Nigeria’s foremost music producer, Kritzbeatz has finally unveiled his new artiste, who goes by the name Ceeboi.

The new act who was unveiled weeks back by Kritzbeatz is showing a great sign of readiness to put his music on the map with his first official single, How Far Na, a song produced by Kritzbeatz.

The self acclaimed Fastest Nigerian Rapper "Ceeboi", who doubles as a songwriter and rapper kept to his promise to release his first single in the month of March.

 Kritzbeatz, while unveiling Ceeboi described him as the next big thing that will take the music industry by storm, saying “This boy has got what it takes to be one of the best. He’s talented and witty. I have seen what he could do and I am sure Nigerians and lovers of good music will end up loving him.”

The rapper, who last released a song in 2015 said he was excited when he was approached by Kritzbeatz to join his team, adding that “I feel honoured working with Krizbeatz and I am happy that things have finally worked out for my music career. This is just the beginning of many good things to come from. I grew up listening to Tech9, Twista, Jahbless, Notorious BIG, Tu Pac, Mode 9 and 2face, but my favourite rapper is Kendrick Lemar.”
Having released his first EP in 2016, entitled Capital Budget and Best Rapper, with appearances from Ice Prince, Seriki, Jahbless, Sojay and Kida Kudz.

His latest single released a few days ago appeared to be a pointer to the imminent rise of the budding artiste.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

@Tmoneyjasi1time New Album set to drop NAIJA MAKAVELI on May 8th, 2017

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Tayo A. Omodunbi, born May  8, 1987 in Osun-State, Nigeria is an American based Nigerian rapper and songwriter. He is genuinely identified by different stage names including, Tmoney Jasi1time and Naija Makaveli. Most people that are familiar with the rapper, labels him as one of the most prolific, intelligent, versatile, American based artists of the new school.

Tmoney is well respected for the use of his native language, Yoruba. In many of his songs he blends the Yoruba with the English language to further entice his audience. He is noted for his profound freestyling abilities, word play, flow and blending of street and popular hip-hop. Tmoney, is one of the most well respected rappers in the industry and he’s admired for his ability to craft songs without the use of a pen and paper. An immense amount of his time is spent in the studio which allows focus and discipline towards his music career.
   
Some artists that are held in high esteem by Tmoney are: Fela Kuti, Jay-Z, Nas, Notorious B.I.G, 2Pac and beats from major producers used as inspiration. Tmoney’s style is very unique from the average rapper. He is proud of his origins so he chooses to embellish on his indigenous style as a way of welcoming other cultures to his own. Artists that are similar to Tmoney are: DaGrin, 9ice and Lord Ajasa, but there is no doubt that his style of rhyming is different from the rest. Tmoney has great and positive energy, both in person and on stage and his music is influenced by everyday life which makes him relatable to his fans and the world.
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keye Cutekimani Tosin covers front page of Acada magazine - @cutekimani

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In a world where the internet is swiftly becoming a home for all , Cutekimani has carved a niche for herself upon the establishment of her PR outfit EstolProps Media in 2011

Over the years , she has built the business of Social media marketing, servicing brands home and abroad some of which include Airtel Nigeria, Kenya Airways ,Bank of Industry, Slot , P&G, MTN,Premier Lotto to mention a few.

It's upon this premise she has been named one of the  leading social media influencers in Nigeria by Acada Magazine, Nigeria’s most consistent campus youth magazine, Published by Mr. Biodun  Caston- Dada ,celebrating 10 years of providing seamless information to students and youth audience across Nigeria, Ghana, Benin Republic, Togo and fast spreading into countries like Malaysia, UK, USA and South Africa.

Cutekimani who also functions as the Head of Media and PR for AfroMusic Pop Tv, is the host and founder of the #KimaniOffAir tweetchat, a travel buddy, blogger and a radio presenter .

This is coming days after she was celebrated by Career Fair for continuously setting the pace in the social media space in Nigeria.

Find out more about Cutekimani on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook:  @cutekimani www.kimanioffair.com

Ile-Ife Fiesta & Peace Concert - @IleIfeFiesta

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As His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife returns from his well coordinated visit to the Commonwealth and the United Kingdom, plans are under way to put up a superlative peace concert that would further entrench peace and deepen unity in Ile-Ife.

Speaking at his reception at the Ile Oodua, Palace of the Ooni of Ife, the Project Director of the Fiesta and Peace Concert, Mr. Ayo George said “We would recall that the Osun State Government and the Arole Oodua had began efforts to further show the world that Ile-Ife and indeed Osun State is a land of peace, unity and indeed the source of all good tidings before he travelled. Also recall that the Osun State Government recently set up a fact finding committee to get to the root cause of the recent misgivings and also ensure that such an occurrence is never again to be heard in the city renown to be the cradle of all beginnings.

“The Peace Concert is also part of efforts to compliment these efforts by His Imperial Majesty and His Excellency, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

“All sons and daughters of Ile-Ife shall be trooping out and standing together as one, alongside other tribes, ethnic groups, religion, and tongues at this coming Peace Concert.

“All roads would therefore lead to Ile-Ife on the 6th and 7th of May for the Ile-Ife Fiesta and Peace Concert.

“First day would be showcasing the culture and rich tradition of the various tribes, and unveiling of Peace Ambassadors that have worked relentlessly behind the scene to see that Peace is restored in Ile-Ife, while day two being the musical concert and awards is dedicated to deserving sons and friends of Ile-Ife. Indeed no effort shall be spared to see that absolute peace is propagated in Ile-Ife, Osun State and Nigeria at large”, he said.

Also at the reception was Mr. Kayode Makinde; Manager of the Ife branch of Fidelity Bank PLC, one of the foremost Banks in Nigeria, and the official Bank for the Fiesta and Peace Concert. He said; “There shall be stage performances, drama and other surprises from all major tribes within the Kingdom, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo. The event is expected to also further promote tourism, oneness and our common heritage as Nigerians. Prominent Nigerians and celebrities are expected at the special event. The event would be packaged by In-House Entertainment and supported by major media platforms across Nigeria.”

For more information:-
Follow on Instagram: @IleIfeFiesta
Email: inhouse0211@gmail.com  |  ileifefiesta@gmail.com
Call: 08033214256

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HIT DJS PRESENTS HOUSTON’s AFROBEAT FESTIVAL 2017

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The city of Houston will be host to the first Annual Afrobeat festival scheduled for Saturday April 1, 2017 African music has made enough impact both socially and economically around the globe.  Music is our cultural identity, pushing African music is pushing African culture. A culture so rich in its diversity, yet so poor in its perception outside of the motherland. For the first time, Djs and artists will be under one roof to share a common platform in showcasing African culture through our rich musical repertoire from Ghana to Nigeria, Congo to Kenya, Zimbabwe to Burkina Faso, Nigeria to Benin, Cameroon to Angola, etc. The city of Houston is known for its diversity, cultural and religious friendly policies making it the third America’s most cultured cities. The Houston metropolitan area is now the most ethnically diverse largest metropolitan area in the United States.

The first Annual Afrobeat Festival 2017 is organized by HitDjs, a consortium of International Djs, with its headquarters based in Houston Texas. Saddled with a simple mission of building a professional reputation while pushing for excellence in representing African music through organized regional representations with a common goal of enabling young men and women of Africa to discover and push the limits while proving avenues for them to succeed and expose their works. As Djs, we have a responsibility to export our music to the shores of the earth. One of the best ways to do this is to encourage and inspire our young men and women giving them the platform to express and challenge their talent pushing the boundaries of their creativity.

The First Annual Afrobeat Festival is the first but not the last as the HitDjs plan to carry it to most metropolitan cities in the United States. Guests are advised to arrive early on April 1, 2017 as the event promises to be a sold out event. The Festival’s venue is at Skybox Grill Bar & Games @ 11312 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX, 77077 from 8pm – 2: am.


Website: www.thehitdjs.com
Twitter - TheHitDjs
Instagram - HitDjs
Facebook – HitDjs


Video Promo Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArHkDy-cBVk
Press Release: Download
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/889125014524410/


AFROBEAT FESTIVAL

HOUSTON! GET READY FOR *AFROBEAT FESTIVAL* POWERED BY WORLD FAMOUS @HITDJS©.
(A CONGLOMERATE OF HOUSTON’S BEST DJS)
FEATURING  TOP DJS & ARTISTES.
A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN MUSIC and CULTURE.
VENUE: SKYBOX
DATE: APRIL 1st, SATURDAY.
TIME: 9PM
DJS & MUSICIANS ON 1 STAGE.
ARTISTE LINE UP
Morientez (Nigeria)**
LasGiidi (Nigeria)
Enjolee (USA)
Rahim Alpha (Rwanda)
Redimi (Equatorial Guinea)
Ugonna (Nigeria)
Niyi Neyo (Nigeria)
Babatunde140 (Nigeria)
Eno Will (Nigeria)
Dany D (Burkina Fasso)
Chivibes (Nigeria)
Demola (Nigeria)
Kiss Babby (Congo)
King Bizhop (Nigeria)
Teallo (Nigeria)
Asa Dance Group (Africa)
DJ LINE UP
- DJ Tunes - Captain DJ Johnson - DJ MixMaster Brown
- DJ Manny - DJ Joe - DJ SilentKilla - DJ Shinski
- DJ Ken Rowllins - DJ Kenny - DJ Yommex
- DJ Spize - DJ Olapunch - DJ Toygun   - DJ SherryShay
- DJ Sinatra   - DJ Skippo   - DJ Tuwase   - DJ Tee Money
- DJ Wolex   - DJ Slime Tino   - DJ Franco   - DJ Woody   - DJ Lewis

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Buhari condemns London’s terror attacks

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Wednesday’s terror attacks near the  Parliament Building at Westminster, London.

The President, who sympathized with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, assured her that the government and people of Nigeria “stand with Britons at this sad and trying moment in their country.”

President Buhari urged the whole world to join hands to defeat the perpetrators of terrorism.
“Terror attack anywhere in the world is condemnable,”President Buhari said.

Four persons were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and an attacker stabbed a policeman close to the British parliament in what police called a
“marauding terrorist attack”.

The dead included the assailant and the policeman he stabbed, while the other two victims were among the pedestrians hit by the car as it tore along Westminster Bridge before crashing into railings just outside parliament.

“We’ve declared this as a terrorist incident and the counter-terrorism command are carrying out a full-scale investigation into the events today,” Mark Rowley, Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, told reporters.

“The attack started when a car was driven over Westminster Bridge, hitting and injuring a number of members of the public, also including three police officers.

“A car then crashed near to parliament and at least one man, armed with a knife continued the attack and tried to enter parliament.”

Reuters reporters inside parliament at the time heard loud bangs and shortly afterwards saw the knifeman and the stabbed policeman lying on the ground in a courtyard within the gates of parliament.

A Reuters photographer saw at least a dozen people injured on the bridge. His photographs showed people lying on the ground, some of them bleeding heavily and one under a bus.

A woman was pulled alive, but with serious injuries, from the Thames, the Port of London Authority said. The circumstances of her fall into the river were unknown.

Three French schoolchildren aged 15 or 16 were among those injured in the attack, French officials said.
The attack took place on the first anniversary of attacks by Islamist militants that killed 32 people in Brussels.

NAN

Boko Haram kingpin arrested in Ekiti

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested a suspected Boko Haram kingpin; whose name was given as Adenoyi Abdusalam.

The arrest was effected in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, by a Joint Military/DSS operation team. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from the suspect who is presently undergoing investigation.

According to a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by the DSS, signed by Tony Opuiyo, Abdusalam was on the final stages of kidnapping some high level targets in Ekiti, not only to raise funds but to terrorise communities in the state.

Prior to this arrest, the DSS said, several other Boko Haram suspects had been apprehended in various parts of Northern Nigeria especially in Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Kogi.

“Typical cases of arrest include that of 29 year Boko Haram member, Usman Ladan Rawa (a.k.a Mr. X) on 17th March 2017 at Lafia, Nasarawa State. Rawa was discovered to have rented accommodation at Lafia for Abdullahi Isa, known for his notorious terrorist actions. His plan was to establish an effective base to conduct terrorism, kidnapping and robbery operations in Abuja, Minna, and adjoining states.

On 15th March 2017, Nasiru Sani (a.k.a OSAMA) was arrested at Ahmadu Bello Way, Bauchi. He is a Boko Haram top commander, and discovered to have escaped from Bauchi Central Prison in October 2010 and hid in Maiduguri, Borno State. Similarly, on the same 13th March 2017, at Jeka-da-Fari Market, Gombe State, Adamu Jibrin was arrested. He operated under the pseudo name of Dantata Sule and served as a middleman for Boko Haram members and their commanders especially the one simply identified as Kanumbu. The suspect affirmed his membership of the sect.”

“On 1st and 2nd March, 2017, at Ngalda town of Fika LGA, Yobe State and Nagazi area of Adavi LGA, Kogi State, Abdulazeez Umaru and Nuhu Usman, a.k.a Okadigbo were respectively arrested. Umaru, who has confessed his membership of the Boko Haram sect was arrested by the Service in concert with the local vigilante. Preliminary investigations have revealed the participation of USMAN in several deadly insurgent attacks in Kogi State.

“While the Service has ensured a relative peaceful environment in the month of March, it is instructive to note that it recorded many successes in the month of February as can be seen from its operations during the period.

“On 2nd February 2017, one Suleiman Yahaya who had been on the wanted list of security agencies was arrested during a raid in Potiskum LGA, Yobe State, for his role in several terrorist attacks in Borno and Yobe States. Similarly, on 7th February, 2017, in Kumbotso LGA, Kano State, Mohammed Isyaka (a.k.a Maikwano), was also arrested for his complicity in Boko Haram attacks in the North East.

“Meanwhile, on 9th February, 2017, at Ayingba, Dekina LGA of Kogi State, the trio of Uwais Abubakar, Abdullahi Umaru and Mukhtar Suleman who are Boko Haram terrorists, were arrested by the Service’s tactical team. Suspects were actively involved in series of attacks on select targets in Kogi State such as the Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State University and the newly constructed Kogi State Revenue House, Lokoja.

“Ali Bukar and Mustapha Umar were also arrested on 17th February 2017 at Zaria Road, Kano State for their involvement in Boko Haram activities. Abdullahi Isah, an indigene of Isari LGA of Yobe State was equally arrested at the Lafia Modern Market, Lafia, Nasarawa State for gun-running to raise funds for Boko Haram operations. He was a suspected armourer of the sect.

“In furtherance of sustaining its operations against Boko Haram during the month of February, the Service on 28th February, arrested a Boko Haram Commander and food supplier, Ibrahim Fukata and his associates – Shamsudeen Aliyu, Zaharadeen Ibrahim and Suleiman Abubakar at Zaria Clinic, Dustsen Tanshi  area of Bauchi LGA of Bauchi State.

“Determined to sustain the prevailing peace and stamp out all cases of kidnap in various states where it is taking root, the Service staged vigorous operations which recorded successes. The duo of Ibrahim Sule and Bello Shehu were arrested on 13th March, 2017 at Nasarawa town, Nasarawa LGA of Kaduna State for their suspected involvement in the kidnap of two German nationals – Dr. Peter Breuning and Johannes Brehinger – on 22nd February, 2017 at Pahkogo, Kagarko LGA, Kaduna State. They are being questioned to establish other possible members of the network.

“On 9th February, 2017 at Umuahia, Abia State, Tochukwu Prince Johnson and Madubuike Christopher Iromaka were arrested for alleged threat to abduct two prominent businessmen in the state namely: Obioma Okorie and Chidozie Ohabuchiro. Also on 12th February, 2017, a notorious local bandit, Saidu Musa was arrested in Makarfi LGA of Kaduna State for terrorizing people of the area. On arrest, a pump action gun and 23 cartridges were discovered in his vehicle, Toyota Carina KRD 523 EZ (Lagos).

“In another development, on 3rd February, 2017, Ashiru Abubakar, a suspected kidnapper, was arrested at Maraban Jos Junction, Igabi LGA of Kaduna State. He was a member of the notorious gang that kidnapped 11 travellers along Kaduna-Abuja road, where they extorted several millions of naira from them to buy their freedom. The Service also arrested some kidnappers in Kaduna, Kogi, and Plateau states.

While Bingel Mohammed, Kabiru Lawal, Dahiru Lawal and Shagari Usman were arrested in Maigiginya Village, Igabi LGA, Kaduna State on 4th February, 2017, Lawal Abdulahi, a notorious kidnap kingpin was also arrested on 6th February 2017 at Elka, Ohizenyi Okehi LGA of Kogi State.

“On 24th February 2017, at Bosso LGA, Niger State, Abubakar Mohammed, a.k.a Baba DOGO, a notorious kidnapper/cattle rustler was arrested. On the same day at Ankpa Town, Kogi State, 30 year suspected kidnapper, Mallam Idris Baba was shot dead while trying to evade arrest.

“Earlier on 28th January, 2017, in Wudil, Wudil LGA, Kano State, the Service arrested Ahmed Muhammed a high profile Boko Haram terrorist, who kept custody of many persons abducted by sect members during their operations. On 31st January, 2017, one Yusuf Hayatudeen, a suspected terrorist was arrested by the Service at Oziokutu Adavi LGA, Kogi State. Subject had threatened to bomb a Radio House in Okene, Kogi State before his apprehension.

“The Service wishes to state that the successes recorded in these mop up operations were made possible by the cooperation and support of patriotic citizens and other stakeholders who volunteered useful information in this regard. While the Service pledges to sustain this tempo by undertaking similar operations in many more areas, there is no doubt therefore that the zeal towards ensuring safety of life and property will be dutifully maintained.”

Source News Express

Eko Atlantic’s “Great Wall of Lagos” exceeds 6km length

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Eko Atlantic, a brand new city being built adjacent to Victoria Island, Lagos, announces the Great Wall of Lagos has surpassed 6 kilometres in length.

Construction of the Great Wall of Lagos, which can be seen from space, began construction in 2009. The wall, which will reach 8.5 kilometers upon completion, is a large sea revetment that protects the emerging new city, Victoria Island, and parts of Lekki from the threat of flooding due to coastal erosion and ocean surge.

“Various Nigerian and international searches show that the erosion rate of the Lagos coast, since as far as back 1910’s, when the record began, has been in the order of 2 to 10 meters per year” says Daniel Kamau, Managing Director, Royal Haskoning Engineering Consultants, the appointed marine engineers for the Eko Atlantic Project. “The land where Eko Atlantic is being built existed historically, but has eroded over a long period. Eko Atlantic will restore some of the land lost to the sea and protect it from erosion,” he concluded.

The revetment uses a proven method of Accropode units as primary armour for the structure. Each accropode is made on site and weighs 5 tons. 100,000 accropodes will be placed in a predefined grid, using a GPS system for pin-point accuracy.

The basic principles of revetment, as a proven engineering solution for river and coastal protection, have been used for centuries, if not millenniums, around the world. The sea wall is designed and tested to handle the worst storms in hundreds/thousand years, putting into consideration global warming and rising sea levels.