Wande Coal Says ‘God, Not Don Jazzy Made Me’

wande coalBlack Diamond Entertainment boss and lead act, Wande Coal on Thursday spoke about his journey to success during a press session in Lagos, saying God and not former label executive/producer, Don Jazzy ‘made’ him.

WC, as he often calls himself, came into mainstream music when he joined the now defunct Mo’Hits label, under which he released his debut album, From Mushin To Mo’Hits.

When a disagreement between label executives, Don Jazzy and D’Banj led to the end of the label, Wande Coal joined Mavin Records, alongside Dr. Sid, Tiwa Savage and D’Prince, under the leadership of Don Jazzy.

However, Wande Coal quit the label in 2013.

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However, during the interview, Wande Coal was quick to give kudos to his former boss, revealing that he misses him.

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Wande Coal is getting set to release his first full body of work since leaving Mavin Records. The album is titled WANTED.

Solid Star, Asa Drop New Videos

Solid Star, Asa drop videoSingers, Solid Star and Asa have dropped new music videos to the delight of their fans.

Solid Star’s new music video serves as the follow up to his last effort, In My Head.

The new video is for the song, Good Woman, in honour of all such across the world.

Also, ‘Jailer’ crooner, Asa has dropped a video for ‘The One Who Never Comes’ which is off her latest album, bed of stones.

The video is a compilation of several stage performances, never before seen footage of the singer backstage, in the studio and other places.

 

Wande Coal To Drop First Album Post-MAVIN

Wande CoalRnB/Pop singer, Wande Coal is set to drop a brand new album titled Wanted, as a date in October has been fixed.

The Black Diamond star has also unveiled the album cover for the full body of work which will be his sophomore project and the first since he quit Don Jazzy led Mavin records.

His first album, Mushin to Mo’hits, released under the now defunt label, recorded commercial and critical success.

Recently, Wande Coal released a music video, Ashimapeyin, off the album, which also became an instant hit and then his feature on Patronaking’s ‘My Woman, My everything’ prepared fans for his return to the music scene.

In a message ahead of the album release, Wande Coal said: “Finally, Black Diamond presents “WANTED”, My sophomore album. This is for the die hard fans, the critics, haters, the media houses and more importantly, those who never stopped believing. This is a reminder of who I was and who I have evolved into. This is where I want to be; WANTED”

The album #WCWanted will be out on the 26th of October 2015.

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Nigeria Wins Seven Nods At AMAA 2015

Kunle Afolayan wins big at amaaA total of seven awards were given to Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), which was held in South Africa over the weekend.

Of the 28 categories, Kunle Afolayan’s ‘October 1′ got best Nigerian film, best actor in leading role for Sadiq Daba and best costume for Adeola Sagoe.

Comedian, Ayo Makun’s ’30 Days in Atlanta’ won best comedy film while Kemi Akindoju got best young promising actor for her role in ‘Dazzling Mirage’ in a joint win with a Ugandan actor, Hassan Insigoma.

Destiny Ekeragha won the best first feature film by a director for the movie ‘Gone Too Far’ and the ‘Legacies of Rubbies’ won Nigeria her first AMAA prize in animation.

Full List Of Winners

Best Short Film: Twaaga – Burkina Faso

Best Animation: The Legacies of Rubbies – Nigeria

Best Documentary: Egypt Modern Pharaohs ‘Nasser’ – Egypt

Best Film in an African Language: Timbuktu – Mauritania

Best film by an African living abroad: Fevers – France/Morocco

Best diaspora short film: Sound of Tears – Canada

Best diaspora documentary: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution – USA

Best diaspora feature: Supremacy – USA

Best Production design: iNumber Number – South Africa

Best costume design: October 1 – Nigeria

Best Make-Up Njinga: Queen of Angola – Angola

Best soundtrack: Triangle Going to America – Ethiopia

Best visual effects: iNumber Number – South Africa

Best Sound: Lobraz Khan – Mauritius

Best Cinematography: Lobraz Khan – Mauritius

Best Editing: Timbuktu

Best Screen Play: Le President

Best comedy film: 30 Days in Atlanta

Best Nigerian Film: October 1

Best Child Actor: Layla Walet Mohammed and Mehdi A.G Mohammed – Timbuktu

Best young promising actor (Joint winners): Kemi Lala Akindoju – Dazzling Mirage Hassan Spike Insingoma – Boda Boda Thieves

Best actor in a supporting role: Samson Tadesa – Triangle Going to America

Best actress in a supporting role: Ama Amphofo – Devil in a Detail

Best actor in a leading role: Sadiq Daba – October 1

Best actress in a leading role: Lesliana Pereira – Njinga: Queen of Angola

Best first feature film by a director: Destiny Ekeragha – Gone Too Far (British-Nigerian)

Best Director: Abderrahmane Sissako – Timbuktu

Best Film: Timbuktu – Mauritania

Newly Wed Gbenro Ajibade Says ‘No Big Deal About Marriage’

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Gbenro & Osas sit for first post-wedding interview

Star actor, Gbenro Ajibade who recently swore to remain co-star Osas Ighodaro’s one true love for life spoke about changes he has been through in the couple’s first post-wedding interview with Entertainment News, advising bachelors that there’s no big deal about marriage.

“This is to the boys yo – there’s no big deal about marriage”, Gbenro said, adding that he married his best friend.

Gbenro, who first met Osas on the set of popular TV series, Tinsel, also said marriage has made him a more responsible man, plus he has the added advantage of ‘owning’ his wife, he added jokingly.

On her part, Osas said she has had to let go of her independence, however, she keeps discovering the joys of growing with her significant other.

Watch the full interview where Gbenro Ajibade and Osas talk about his chopped-off dreadlocks here:

Cynthia Morgan, Baba Dee, Ara Getting Ready To Drop Albums

p1Music stars, Cynthia Morgan, Baba Dee and sensational female drummer, Ara are ready to release full bodies of music material.

Dancehall star, Cynthia Morgan in an exclusive interview with Entertainment News on Channels TV said her yet to be titled debut album will be released “before the end of the year (2015) or first quarter of next year (2016)”.

Although details of the album are hush-hush at the moment, the ‘German Juice’ crooner confirmed co-star, Burna Boy as well as music duo PSquare are guest artistes on the album and that she’s trying to give a 100%.

Also, singer Baba Dee, who released his last album (digital) titled Boom Box about two years ago, is ready to release a full album, featuring artistes including Burna Boy, Harrysong, Terry G and others.

Sensational drummer and singer, Ara, in an exclusive chat with EN confirmed she will be dropping her highly anticipated debut album after many years of being a performing artiste of international repute.

The singer, however, did not give a time frame for the release but the album which features Fuji star, Pasuma is almost ready.

Victor Essiet Not Working With ‘Arrogant’ Hip-Hop Artistes

essietNigerian reggae music veteran, Victor Essiet has said he may not be working with Nigerian hip-hop acts on his new project because the reigning younger artistes are arrogant.

The Rat Race crooner who is working on a return to mainstream music after having been out of the country for many years, said the now reigning artistes are too arrogant so he would not be inviting any of them for collaboration.

John Boyega To Play ‘TY’ In Movie Starring Hanks, Watson

JOHN BOYEGA webBritish actor of Nigerian origin, John Boyega is billed to play the lead character for the screen adaptation of Dave Eggers‘ 2013 novel, the circle.

Boyega who played the character ‘Ugwu’ in Half Of A Yellow Sun, will share the screen with top Hollywood acts including Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in the new movie.

Boyega will play TY – a young boy with special powers – in The Circle.

Naija Ninja Act, Karma Drops Islander Ft. Olamide

islandNaija Ninja rapper, Karma has released a new song, Islander, featuring YBNL act, Olamide.

Label boss, Sound Sultan released the song via Twitter, discrediting a version of the song by Karma that got leaked online, few days ago.

He also promised to release the video for his song, ‘Everything Is Everything’ as well.

Listen to Karma’s Islander here:

MUSIC PREMIERE: God WIll Make A Way – Samklef

samkSamklef has released a new gospel song, God Will Make A Way, just two days after he dropped ‘Iyin’, another worship song.

In an exclusive chat with Entertainment News on Channels TV, the singer cum producer explained the gospel trend is a reflection of his thoughts and appreciation to God for his journey in life.

Listen to God Will Make A Way featuring Tkon HERE.

The entertainer, who says he is not necessarily returning to his gospel roots, will also unveil his new album in September.

Guest artistes on Samklef’s forthcoming project include Olamide, Falz, Dj Xclusive, Shaydee, Lil Kesh and others.

Samklef’s ‘Sound Of Music’ Set For September Release

samklef webSinger cum producer, Samklef has disclosed his next album, already titled Sound Of Music, will be released in September.

The ‘No Ni’ crooner who has released a number of tracks off the album told Entertainment News on Channels TV that the body of work would be a mix of both gospel and secular music.

Guest artistes on Samklef’s forthcoming project include Olamide, Falz, Dj Xclusive, Shaydee, Lil Kesh and others.

Although Samklef is keeping the launch date under wraps, he says it will be a surprise… a “thief in the night” kind of surprise.

Crazy Love! THAT Moment A Female Fan Strips For Music Star, 2Face

2face faceMusic star, 2Face Idibia is no stranger to LOVE.

He gets it everywhere… from his wife, actress Annie Idibia, to his children and his fans!

However, the ‘African Queen’ got more love than he expected at a music concert, recently.

As the star was performing on stage in Sapele, Delta State, a female fan got on stage in excitement and started removing her clothes, not minding that his wife was watching in the crowd.

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Entertainment News on Channels TV caught up with the musician recently and he shared the experience, admitting that he called it ‘crazy love’.

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