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Nine talented musicians that went off the radar

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We’ve gathered below the list of talented musicians that went off the hook, what have they done wrong to be on this spot, we’ve got no answers but surely something must be wrong.

* Korede Bello

When Korede Bello stepped into the spotlight in 2014 following his signing with Mavins and the release of hit single “Godwin”, many thought that the future of the Nigerian Music Industry had arrived. His voice and his good looks immediately made him a favorite with ladies. He released another single “African Princess,” which was also a hit. He also featured on songs like “Adaobi” and “Dorobucci” together with other Mavins artistes. 2016 was the last time the artiste made waves in the industry and people are beginning to wonder what is going on.

* Dija

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Dija’s music career started in 2008 when she released her first official single in 2009, which was nominated for Best Urban/R&B Single at the 2009 Canadian Radio Music Awards. However, she became a common name in the Nigerian Music Industry after signing with Mavins record in 2014.

She featured on a couple of Mavins records such as “Dorobucci” and “Arise”. She released her hit singles “Aww” and “Yaro” under this music label. In 2017, She released an EP which has vocals from artistes such as Tiwa Savage and Reekado Banks. Following that, she has released a few singles but has not been very active in the music scene.

* Eva

Elohor Eva Alordiah, better known as Eva Alordiah or simply Eva, is a rapper, entertainer, make-up artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur. She is considered one of the best female rappers in Nigeria. She has even been called the ‘Nigerian Nicki Minaj’. Eva released two EPs before releasing her debut album “1960” in 2016. Since then, the rapper has not released any new music and her fans are wondering if this is the end of the road of her music career or if she’s going to make a comeback.

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This artist stepped into the limelight with his single called “Solo”. He released another single called “Wa gba Kontrol” which was a mega hit and seemed to be the rise of a great career. However, after exiting two different record labels, his career has not taken the rise that was expected. His last song “Foreign Dance” was released in 2016 and not much has been from the artist since.

* Brymo

Brymo is a singer, songwriter, composer and author. He has 6 studio albums to his name. His style of music is a mixture of different things and some refer to him as the “Father of Alternative music in Nigeria”. In 2010, the artist was signed by chocolate city. He became very popular after lending his vocals to Ice Prince on the song “Oleku”.

After that, he released his second album “The Son of a Kapenta” which featured songs like “Ara” and “Good morning”. In 2013, he left Chocolate city and following a court order he was restrained from distributing any musical work pending Chocolate City’s lawsuit against him. Brymo has released four more albums since then and even teamed up with three members of Skata Vibration to form A.A.A alongside guitarist Jad Moukarim, drummer Adey Omotade, and bassist Laughter and even released an EP.

* Skales

Ceeboi x Skales

Popularly known for his songs “Booty Language” and “Shake body”, Skales is a fan favorite. The rapper, who spent most of his life in Kaduna, stepped into the spotlight after entering Zain Tru Search competition and won the competition’s North Central region. He then released his debut single “Must shine” which became widely popular and earned him a signing with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009.

By 2014, Skales and EME parted ways and he started his own label. For much of 2019, the rapper was silent and fans began to wonder where he was. Recently, the rapper opened up about his struggle with depression while making music and released his new single, “Samba”.

* Sean Tizzle

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Sean Tizzle is a singer and songwriter who rose to fame in 2013 with his hit single “Sho Lee”, in that year, Tizzle won the next rated artist at the headies awards beating artists such as Burna Boy and Seyi shay. In 2014, he released his debut album called “The Journey” and even went on to win the headies award for Best R&B/Pop Album that year.

However, following a series of controversies and bad publicity, Tizzle’s rise to fame was cut short and most of his fans were lost. In 2018, he released the song “Pempe” and didn’t release any music. However there’s hope for Tizzle fans as he recently tweeted about new music coming soon.

* Cynthia Morgan

Cynthia Morgan is a songwriter and singer. Her music is a fusion of pop, hip hop, dance hall and rap. She shot into limelight following the release of two singles titled “Don’t Break My Heart” and “Lead Me On”.

She is also popularly known for hit single single “German Juice”. After exiting Jude Okoye’s label, the singer in an attempt to re-brand herself, changed her stage name to “Madrina” under which she released a song and an accompanying music video “Billion dollar woman”.

Her most recent music video upload on YouTube is that of her song “In love” which was released about 2 years ago. Her absence from the music scene keeps fans asking where she is and if there’s new music on the way.

* Ayo Jay

In 2013, this London- born Afro pop artiste signed a record deal with One Nation Records and released “Your Number”. This song became a hit and was even remixed featuring rapper Fetty Wap.

“Your Number” was re-released by RCA Records in November 2015, after Ayo Jay signed a record deal with the label. However, following that, the artiste has released little music, the most recent being his single “Let him go” in 2018.

Frodd finally travels free to Dubai

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BBNaija finalist Frodd, who came third at the reality show 2019, is on an all-expense-paid vacation in Dubai after several attempts of leaving Nigeria.

Frodd explained before BBnaija 2019, he had been trying to leave the country for greener pastures but was either duped or unlucky.

He took to his Instagram page to appreciate God for granting him the opportunity of finally stepping feet on the UAE.

He said: “After several attempts to flee my motherland NIGERIA. Swindled by many scammers called travel agents, I gave up hope”.

“I made my way into the corporate market in the big heart of Lagos State. After 4 years, I became fed up again.

“I attempted to leave the country again, nothing mattered to me as long as I leave Naija but this time to come and hustle in DUBAI from the sale proceeds of my 2003 Toyota Avalon which should be my BTA.

“You see God! I don’t joke with him! Look at me today, I am in Dubai on an all-expense paid vacation… Why will I not serve God forever?”

Mayorkun Warns Falz To Beware Of SARS Over His New Look

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Mayorkun has given a notice of advice to Falz against danger, following his new look that he unveiled recently.

The Bahd Guys rapper debut a new look of snow-white beards on Instagram and he also took down all posts from his Instagram page.

Mayorkun, on his twitter page, reacted to a photo of Falz’ new look, warning the rapper to beware of SARS.

The men of the Nigerian police force unit, SARS have been notorious rogue police that have put Nigerian youths under suffering, continuos police brutality and extortion.

See Mayorkun’s reaction below:-

Nyanda dazzles in Lagos

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Jamaican dancehall singer, Nyanda of Brick and Lace surprised fans last Saturday with an epic performance at the maiden edition of ‘DJ Bobbi Red Alert Concert in Lagos.

Nyanda took to the stage to perform a single, Take Me Back, Never, Never and Hold Up and followed it up with a collaboration she recorded with DJ Bobbi titled, Red Alert.

The sensation singer then sent her audience wild when she reeled out the hit single, Love Is Wicked to round up the night.

Brick and Lace consisting of sisters, Nyanda and Nailah Thorbourne, they were born to a Jamaican father and an American mother before Nyanda stepped away in 2013 to pursue a solo career.

The headliner, DJ Bobbi also delivered a jaw-dropping show with his unique video mix to wow his fans.

Also performed at the event are talented stars Jaywon, Niniola, Ajura, Soft, Mr 2K, Magnito. The compelling event also featured a live band, Salt of the Earth Entertainment as well as disc jockeys comprises of DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Sose and others.

About 15 participants also got a scholarship into DJ Bobbi’s scratch academy.

BBNaija: It’s Better To Be Evicted Than To Be Disqualified – Mercy Shades Tacha

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Bbnaija lovers Mercy and Ike spark outrage after releasing one of their hottest romantic photos online recently as they cover media room hub Nov 2019/magazine.

During an interactive section at the media room of hub magazine, Mercy throw shade at Tacha saying its better to be evicted than to be disqualified because the person has disappointed those that have been voting for him or her.

Recall Tacha was disqualified from Bbn 2019 after fighting with Mercy in the house.

 

BBNaija’s Bambam & Teddy A Release Stunning Photo Ahead Of White Wedding In Dubai

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BBNaija Bambam & TeddyA Release Stunning Photo Ahead Of White Wedding In Dubai, Reveal Plans On Their Wedding

Big Brother Naija 2018 power couple, Bamike aka Bambam and Tope Adenibuyan, popularly known as TeddyA have released a very cute photo ahead of their white wedding in Dubai.

The couple who announced their engagement on Instagram on August 4, got married traditionally on the 7th of September, looked really charming as they rocked stunning white coloured outfits.

Celebrity fashion designer, Toyin Lawani, revealed on Friday in a post on Instagram that she had begun plans for the wedding and it would be held in Dubai…..

Protest Against Burna Boy As He Confirms His Show In South Africa

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Some artistes in South Africa under the aegis of Tshwane Collective have sent a petition to the minister of arts and culture, kicking against the inclusion of Burna Boy in two concerts scheduled for 23 and 24 November.

The Africans Unite concerts, a response to recent xenophobia in the country is organised by Play Network Africa, based in Nigeria, in partnership with Phambili Media SA and appears to enjoy the support of South Africa’s department of arts and culture.

It will feature, along with Burna Boy, artistes such as Kwesa and Jidenna. The first concert will hold at Hillcrest Quarry in Cape Town on 23 November and the second at Sun Arena, Time Square in Pretoria.

But the Tshwane Collective questioned the exclusion of local artists and Burna Boy’s invitation to perform at the concert, accusing the African Giant of inciting hatred against South Africa, in the wake of the xenophobic attacks.

“Whoever may have deemed that the country needs a PR exercise of this nature would have done so largely as a result of the callous, misleading and unwarranted incitement by this very artist.

“Not only did he spread falsehoods through his extensive platform, he literally incited violence and hate.

“He further promised to inflict his own violence on locals before giving your government an ultimatum which you seem to have received and succumbed to”,

The group said in the letter to Nathi Mthethwa, minister of art and culture.

See a screenshot of Burna Boy’s Tweet below:-

Truly, in a series of tweets in September, Burna Boy urged black foreigners living in SA to defend and protect themselves against xenophobic attackers. In a now deleted tweet, he also told SA rapper AKA to beef up his security, before giving him the middle finger.

He promised to never set foot in SA again until the government “wakes the f*ck up and really performs a miracle”.

Burna Boy, unaware of the protest, announced on 9 November he will contribute a portion of the proceeds from the concert to the victims of xenophobic attacks.

“I really hope we can all keep contributing in our own way to make the world a better and safer place for each other. Africans unite, it’s bigger than all of us,”

He wrote on Twitter.

“I Wonder What My Father Was Doing When Dangote Was Becoming Rich”- Tonto Dikeh Laments

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Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh aka King Tonto has reacted to the N5billion and N100million donations by Nigerian oil moguls, Femi Otedola and Aliko Dangote.

Reacting to this, the beautiful actress wondered what her father was doing when Aliko Dangote was becoming rich.

She also wondered if he just cared about a fine face and forgot about the major thing, money.

In addition, Tonto also thanked Femi Otedola for his N5billion donation to help the less privileged children.

Even as she thanked him for his benevolence, she also wished he could stretch out his helping hand through other working foundations like hers.

See a screenshot of her post below:-

‘Why I am taking up anti depression project’ – Adeniyi Adewoyin

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Promising act, Adeniyi Adewoyin, popularly known as Neo Phlames has said that his new song is a project he intends to use in tackling depression.

The Oyo state born artiste noted that he realised that so many people, especially the youths, are depressed due to either the situation of the country’s economy or personal issues.

“So many things that we hardly hear of in the past are happening nowadays. If you read the news you will find out how people are committing suicide due to lack of money or because they failed their exams.

“But whatever you face in life you just have to pray for grace to overcome it. I know it’s not easy but we should always remember that this time shall pass.

“My new song, Happiness is meant to reach out to those who are depressed so they can snap out of it. If you die then you are gone forever. You have to live for your own sake and for the sake of those who love you. There is more to this life”, he said.

According to Adewoyin, ‘Happiness’ is simply a way of preaching that you can be happy at no cost.

“It doesn’t cost one kobo to be happy. You can find happiness in any situation you are. It is a mindset.

Adewoyin, however revealed that he is taking the project to the streets in December where he would be having an open show to reach out to the grassroots on how to avoid depression and embrace life.

Burna Boy, Debo, Teni, Falz , others for Future Awards Africa 2019

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Burna Boy, Debo Ogundoyin, Teni, Falz The Bahd Guy, Tega Oghenejobo of Mavin Records, Adesola Ade-Unuigbe of BellaNaija, Sharon Ooja, Timini Egbuson, Tolani Alli, Tubobereni of Tubo Woman, Stephen Tayo and others have been nominated for the 2019 edition of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA).

The Central Working Committee (CWC) of the awards released the list of nominees covering twenty-one categories in the 14th edition of Africa’s biggest youth awards holding on 24 November, 2019 at the Balmoral Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

Themed ‘Nigeria’s New Tribe, the nominees represent outstanding young talents, innovators, entrepreneurs and community advocates in various industries who are breaking boundaries.

Since its inception, The Future Awards Africa has championed over 2,000 trailblazers between 18 – 31 years across the continent, including Tara Fela-Durotoye, Innocent ‘2Face’ Idibia, Samson Itodo, Mark Angel, Bisola Borha, Bolanle Olukanni, Zainab Balogun, Bayo Omoboriowo, Ikechukwu Oviawe, and many more.

Bukonla Adebakin, Chief Operating Officer of The Future Project expressed her excitement about the new nominees and emphasized the importance of recognizing extraordinary young Nigerians in the leadership space who are achieving greatness.

“We are excited to present this list of nominees which were meticulously selected. At TFAA, we recognize and acknowledge young people’s talent and innovations, so introducing the nominees for class of 2019 serves to remind those that celebrate them that the world is watching and whatever you do is worth doing well,” she said.

“Ike’s Sexiness Died The Minute He Left Big Brother”- Lady Reveals

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Reactions are still trailing the viral picture of Mercy and Ike which they took for the cover of Media Room Hub magazine.

While some Nigerians have slammed the couple for plagiarism, others bashed Mercy for exposing her bum unnecessarily.

Funny memes have also surfaced the internet, mocking the duo. Comparing the picture with that of Kylie and Travis, they tagged it the Aba version of Kylie’s pose.

Reacting to the same picture, another lady identified as Ife Dolapo has taken to Twitter to slam Ike, noting that his sexiness died the moment he left Big Brother’s house.

She said the reality star is now looking more like ‘Onitsha Karl Lagerfield’.

See a screenshot of her post below:-

Wizkid Explains Why He Attended Diamond Platnumz’s Wasafi Festival

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Nigeria’s finest singer Wizkid has revealed why he cancelled his busy schedule to attend Diamond Platumz’s recent Wasafi Festival 2019, which was held in Dar es Salaam on November 9.

Wizkid has said he attended the festival for the love of seeing African artistes coming together for a common function.

Speaking to the press for post-Wasafi-Festival at Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam Monday afternoon, Wizkid said;

“When Diamond called me I did not think about it twice, just one call and I say yoo..am definitely coming, not because I love Diamond, not because I love Tanzania, but the fact that it is a festival that unites all the artists in Africa.”

The ‘Caro’ hitmaker also thanked Diamond for successively putting up such amazing festival that brought together local and international artistes.

The Nigerian sent the crowd into a frenzy with his electrifying performance. He stayed on stage for more than 15 minutes and delivered a number of his best hits including ‘Caro’.

He later joined Diamond on stage while he was performing his latest viral hit ‘Baba Lao’ and their chemistry on stage was on point.

Wizkid was also seen in the studio recording a song. He was with Diamond and Rayvanny, an indication they are working on what will be their first collabo.

The video of the three in studio was shared on Instagram Stories by Diamond.

“Weed Has Done More Harm Than Good” – Music Executive, Bankuli Reveals

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Popular International music executive, Bankulli has given his own verdict about Weed in a new tweet.

Osha, as popularly called by his colleague in the Industry, took to his twitter to talk about the effect of weeds on artiste career from his own experience.

See what he wrote below:-

Guys 👇

DO YOU AGREE? Has Weed Done More Harms Than Good?

Let’s hear from you

“No Weave, No Makeup, No Clothes” – Venita Half Naked As She Poses For A Paid Advert Shot

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Ex-Big Brother Naija BBNaija housemate, Venita shares new photo as she goes naked on an advert.

We could recall, Venita became the brand ambassador of Darling Nigeria days after bagging an endorsement deal with Zaron cosmetics.

See the picture below:-

She wrote:

“No weave, No MakeUp, No Clothes BUT never without my @darlingnigeria Bonnet!”

UP TO SOMETHING!!! Fans React To Tacha And Sir Dee Friendship Goals (See Shocking Reactions)

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Fans are beginning to react to the friendship goals between ex-big brother naija bbnaija housemates, Tacha and Sir dee.

Tacha dropped a photo with Sir dee as she talked about how Sir dee has been a very true friend.

She wrote:

“Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life and said, I am here for you and proved it. Thank you @sirdee_da you’ve only and only been TRUE”

Some fans think their Friendship is really genuine.

See a screenshot of some reactions below:-

9ice Set To Marry Baby Mama, Making It His Third Marriage

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Veteran singer; 9ice, is set to get married for the third time in December.

The wedding is scheduled to take place in December; however, the actual date has not been disclosed.

Five years ago, Sukanmi and 9ice welcomed a baby girl; Michelle Abolanle Akande. Their relationship was however rocky after their daughter’s birth and they had to part ways for some time.

9ice had earlier on gotten married to Toni Payne, they had a child together, unfortunately, their marriage collapsed.

He, later on, got married to a certain Vickie Godis who gave birth to twins, but history repeated itself.

We, however, hope that this beautiful reunion with Sukanmi does not end up like his other marriages.

we also wish them nothing short of love and a happy married life!!!.

I Can’t Act In A Movie Without Royalties In My Contract – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

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Leading actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, says the reason she has not been picking up roles in movies lately is because she cannot act in a movie where she will not get royalties in her contract.

Popularly known as Omosexy, she disclosed this in an interview, she also lamented that Nollywood industry is disorganised and lacks structure. She, however, added she is proud that a lot of learned people are in the movie industry now and that the standard has increased.

“It is really hitting me, how disorganised my industry is and how much we have not done structurally. I know there are people who are very intelligent in this industry but somehow, we have not just coordinated ourselves. Individually, some of us are doing very well but as a body we are not.

“So I have decided to fall back. I am not doing movies for now because most times when I talk to producers, I tell them since I acted ‘Ije’ every movie I have acted had royalties in my contract. So if you are not going to put royalties in my contract, I am not going to do your movie. You don’t just pay me off and go.

“If I die tomorrow, let my children to have something to hold on to,” she said.

Also known as the ‘Queen of Film’ Omotola said it is irresponsible that actors will allow themselves to be used and dumped by producers.

“I think it is irresponsible that we are doing this or that we are allowing people to do this to us.”

When asked if actors demanding royalties are sustainable in Nigeria’s entertainment industry. She expressed confidence that, “It is very sustainable.”

The actress also hinted at her new initiative called Teffest which according to her will change the face of entertainment in the country.

Tonto Dikeh Looks Gorgeous As She Slays In Corporate Outfit (Photos)

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The actress was born Tonto Wigo Charity Dikeh and hails from Rivers State and is from Ikwerre, a subgroup of the Igbo tribe.

She definitely knows how to slay in her own ways and her fans enjoy whenever she strikes a pose.

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