I Am Nigeria’s Artiste of The Decade – Brymo

Brymo performing on stage. Credit: @victoradewale_

 

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Ọlawale Ọlọfọrọ, better known as Brymo, has stirred some debate on social media following a self-declaration that he is the nation’s artist of the decade. 

Brymo made this declaration via Twitter on Friday, December 27th.

He stated that his hit song ‘Ara’is bigger than any other song in Nigeria since its release.

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The singers’ statement stirred mixed reactions even as Nigerians on social media have in the past few weeks debated about which musician should be crowned artist of the decade.

Below are some of the comments generated by Brymo’s statement.

Catch Up On New Music: Brymo, J. Martins, Olamide, Phyno

In the past few days, Nigerian artistes including Olamide, Phyno, Brymo, J Martins and others released new music and videos to the delight of their fans.

Check them out here:

Indigenous rappers, Olamide and Phyno released their highly anticipated joint album ‘2 Kings’, with a track list of 10 songs.

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Here’s Olamide and Phyno in Ladi featuring Lil Kesh (prod. Young Jonn)

Also, Singer, J Martins teamed up with DR Congolese singer, Koffi Olomidé, for party music with the remix or his hit “Dance 4 Me”


Brymo also released a new video for ‘Ję Lé O Sinmi’ off his Tabula Rasa album.

The video, directed by Godson KC Uma of MaadKreativity promotes child education and self-expression.

Toke Makinwa, Bez, OC Ukeje, Others Dazzle On Red Carpet At TFA Nominees Reception

The-Future-Africa-Awards-Nominees-Reception-August-2014-BellaNaija0051-400x600United States Consulate hosted on Thursday, July 31, the nominees of The Future Africa Awards & Summit 2014 to an exclusive reception in Lagos, Nigeria.

The event was held at the residence of the Consul-General, Jeffrey Hawkins and guests present at the event were Rita Dominic, Toke Makinwa, Bez, Ice Prince, OC Ukeje, Brymo, Uche Nnaji, Gbemileke Oyinsan, Titilayo Oyinsan, Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere, Mai Atafo, Noble Igwe, Fela Durotoye, Ivie Okujaye, Funlola Aiofioyebi, Stephanie Coker, Osas Ighodaro, and Pastor Ituah Ighodalo.

Channels Television is the host TV station.

 

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Nigerian singers win big at Channel O Awards

The 2012 edition of the annual Channel O music festival which  held on Saturday 17th November  in Johannesburg, South Africa saw many Nigerian artistes winning major awards.

The Kokomaster, D’banj walked away with the biggest award of the night- Most Gifted Video of the Year with his hit song “Oliver Twist” while Davido won the Most Gifted Newcomer of the Year for his video- “Dami Duro”.

The Chocolate city Boys also won big with two of their artiste Brymo- “Ara” Most Gifted Afro pop video of the year and Ice Prince- “Super Star” Most Gifted Hip-Hop video of the year.

The list below is the winners of the Channel O awards.

Most Gifted South Video of the Year
Cashtime Fam – Shut It down (Stundee)

Most Gifted Hip-Hop Video of the Year
Ice Prince – Superstar

Most Gifted West African Video of the Year
D-Black Feat. Mo’Cheddah – Falling

Most Gifted R&B music video of the Year
Flavour Feat. Tiwa Savage – Oyi

Most Gifted East African Video of the Year
AY feat Sauti Soul – I Don’t Want To Be Alone

Most Gifted Dance video of the Year
DJ Cleo – Facebook

Most Gifted Newcomer Video of the Year
Davido – Dami Duro

Most Gifted Afro Pop Video of the Year
Brymo – Ara

Most Gifted Reggae Video of the Year
Buffalo Souljah Feat. Cabo Snoop – Styra Inonyengesa

Most Gifted Kwaito Video of the Year
Ees Feat. Mandoza – Ayoba

Most Gifted Female Video of the Year
Zahara – Loliwe

Most Gifted Male Video of the Year
D’banj – Oliver Twist

Most Gifted Group/Duo
P-Square Feat. Akon & May D – Chop My Money (Remix)

Most Gifted Video of the Year
D’banj – Oliver Twist

Lifetime Achievement Award
DJ Skido

Ice Prince and South African model to host Channel O Music Awards

The 2012 edition of the Channel O Music Award will be hosted by Nigerian rapper, Ice Prince and South African model Bonang Matheba.

The combinations of both host is to bring unique individuality when hosting the music awards, the organizers have stated.

13 Nigerian artistes received the nods for this year’s award.

Nigerian stars such as 2face, D’banj, Psquare, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Davido, Mo’Cheddah, Brymo, Orezi, Flavour, Tiwa Savage, Naeto C and the host-Ice Prince, made the nominee list.

The event is scheduled to hold Saturday November 17 at Walter Sisilu Square in kliptown Soweto.

Vector, DavidO, Psquare clear Headies awards

The 2012 edition of Africa’s prestigious entertainment awards The Headies took place on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the expo hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites

The event was cohosted by singer Omawumi and rapper M.I.

The high point of the event, which started three hours later than scheduled, was when fast rising lyricist, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, popularly known as Vector the Viper was announced as winner of two awards, Best Rap Single and Lyricist on the Role.

M.I and Omawumi thrilled the audience with their little song titled ‘The Headies’.

Omawumi, who often tease herself with the name ‘Urhobo mama’ because of how she blends the pidgin English with the regular English language, promised the audience that she was not going to speak an atom of pidgin while hosting the event placing a bet of N500,000.

The winner of the 2010 MTN Project Fame, Chidima opened the show thrilling the audience with her latest song“Kadike”

Psquare return to the Headies’ honours list after a two-year break and with their ‘Invasion’ album the pop twin won two awards – in the ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best R&B-Pop Album’ categories. Also, Jude Okoye, Psquare’s elder brother received the award for ‘Best Music Video,’ beating tough competition from Clarence Peters.

The biggest award of the night ‘Artiste of the Year’ went to EME signee Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun. The 22-year-old, who was the third and final act to walk away with two awards was also awarded the ‘Revelation of the Year’ award.

Wande Coal and Tiwa Savage of the MAVIN Records crew picked up awards for ‘Best Vocal Performance’ in both male and female categories – with Wande Coal’s ‘Private trips’ and Tiwa Savage’s ‘Love me 3x’.

The ‘Next Rated’ award which comes with the special prize of a Hyundai Sonata was won by  DavidO.

Highlights of the show were the live band performances from Bez and Praiz, who rendered their duet ‘Stupid song‘, Timi Dakolo who gripped the audience with his ‘Great nation’ song, and surprisingly rookies Burna Boy and Dammy Krane.

Winners of the Headies Rockie competition, Burna Boy and Dammy Krane performed also thrilled the audience with their performance.

The so much talked about “Stupid Song” by Bez ft Praiz got the audience excited.

Other performances were from Omo Baba Olowo also known as DavidO, Timi Dakolo , Chuddy K and Brymo.

The Headies brought together all the Nigerian musicians in the 80s and 90s as a way of reunion and letting them know the impact they have made in the music industry and the traces they have left behind.

These include Onyeka Owenu, Oris Wiliki, Mike Okori, Baba Fryo, Sir Shina Peters, Fatai Rolling Dollar, Daddy Showkey and many more.

Verve card gave an opportunity to the audience to win the verve surprise winner gift through a raffle draw. The lucky winner got the star prize of N500, 000.

Nominees and winners absent at the event included the winner of the Best Album of the year, P Square, winner of the Best RnB single May D, D’Banj, Mavin Crew, Wizkid, Ice-Prince and African Artiste of the year Sarkodie.

Below is a list of the winners:
• Best RnB single – May D (Soundtrack)

• Best pop single – Iyanya (Kukere)

• Best Rap single – Vector ft 9ice (Angelina)

• Best Street Pop – Chudy K (Gaga Crazy)

• Best RnB Pop Album – Psquare (Invasion)

• Best Rap Album – E.L.I (Ice-Prince)

• Best Vocal Performance Male – Wande Coal (Private Trips)

• Best Vocal Performance Female – Tiwa Savage (Love me, Love me)

• Best Collaboration – Soundsultan ft Excel and Flavor (Orobo)

• Song of the Year – Oliver Twist (D’banj)

• Recording of the year – Ara (Brymo)

• Producer of the year – TYMix (Super C Season by Naeto C)

• Best Music Video – Chop My Money Remix –Jude Okoye

• Next Rated – DavidO

• Hip-Hop Revelation of the Year – Wizkid

• African Artist of the Year – Sarkodie (Azonto Fiesta)

• Headies Hall of Fame – Femi Kuti

Bez tops nomination for 2012 Headies

The official list of nominations for this year’s HEADIES (formerly known as HipHop World Awards) has been released with RnB and soul singer, Bez, getting seven nominations.

The nominations for the categories are:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Everybody Loves Ice Prince – Ice Prince
The Invasion – P-Square
Superstar – Wizkid
Super C Season – Naeto C

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

P-Square
Wizkid
Ice-Prince
Naeto-C
D’Banj

SONG OF THE YEAR

Chop My Money – P-Square ft. Akon & May-D
Dami Duro – Davido
Oliver Twist – D’Banj
Gaga Crazy- Chuddy K
Kukere – Iyanya

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Stupid Song – Bez
Private Trips – Wande Coal
Ara – Brymo
I Love You – Praiz

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Cobhams – Stupid Song (Bez)
Tee-Y Mix – Super C Season (Naeto C)
Shizzy – Dami Duro (Davido)
J Sleek – Private Trips (Wande Coal)
Jesse Jags – E.L.I (Ice Prince)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)

5 & 6 (Naeto C) – Clarence Peters
Chop My Money Remix (P-Square) – Jude Okoye
Ara (Brymo) – Ajeh
Kosorombe (Dipp ft. Da Grin) – Mex

BEST R ‘N’ B SINGLE

Private Trips – Wande Coal
Stupid Song – Bez
Nawti – Olu Maintain
Soundtrack – May D
Love Me (3X) – Tiwa Savage

BEST POP SINGLE

Dami Duro – Davido
Oliver Twist – D’Banj
Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K
Chop My Money – P-Square
Kukere – Iyanya

BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM

Superstar – Wizkid
Super Sun – Bez
Versus – 9ice
The Invasion – P-Square

BEST RAP SINGLE

Too Much Money – Iceberg Slim
Shutdown – Phyno
Angeli – Vector ft. 9ice
Oh My Gosh – Yung6ix
Young Erikina – Olamide

BEST RAP ALBUM

E.L.I – Ice Prince
The Dreamer Project – Show Dem Camp
Rapsodi – Olamide
Super C Season – Naeto C

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

Vector – Angeli
Yung6ix – Oh My Gosh
Iceberg Slim – Too Much Money
Phyno – Shutdown
Erigga – Mo Street Gan

BEST COLLABO

Chop My Money remix – P-Square ft. Akon & May-D
Angeli – Vector Ft. 9ice
Carolina – Sauce Kid Ft. Davido
Stupid Song – Bez Ft. Praiz
Orobo – Sound Sultan Ft. Excel & Flavour

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Wande Coal – Private trips
Banky W – Low Key
Praiz – I Love You
Brymo – Ara
Bez – Stupid Song

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Tiwa Savage – Love Me, Love, Love Me
Chidinma – Kedike
Ijeoma – Oloomi
Waje – Na The Way

AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Sarkodie (Ghana) – Azonto
Camp Mulla (Kenya) – Feel No Pain
D-Black (Ghana) – Get On The Dancefloor
Zahara (South Africa) – Loliwe

BEST STREET HOP

Kako Bi Chicken – Reminisce
Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K
Akpako – Terry G
Roll – Rayce
Mo Street Gan – Erigga

NEXT RATED

Davido
Eva (Alordiah)
Praiz
Chuddy K

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Wizkid
Ice Prince
Bez
Timi Dakolo
Olamide

HEADIES HALL OF FAME

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry
Femi Kuti