Nigerian Dancers Can’t Continue To Blame The System – Kaffy

The Guinness world record dancer, Kafayat Oluwatoyin, popularly known as Kaffy, has called on Nigerian dancers to take on their act and welfare seriously.

Kaffy in interview with Channels Television lamented that despite the huge contributions of dancers to the entertainment industry, the industry has failed to reward them even has it continues to recording impressive growth.

“I feel we as dancers actually have a lot to do, we can blame the system for not giving us but we also need to continue to prove to the system that we deserve it.”

The choreographer however advised dancers to start looking internally and understand what the economy can provide for them rather than depending on music videos and shows.

“I think we should live above the survival mode and live for the essence of the growth of the industry,” she said.

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Banky W Releases Visuals For ‘Made For You’

Banky WSinger cum Producer, Olubankole Wellington (Banky W), has released the visuals for his love song ‘Made For You’.

Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi, featured as Banky W’s love interest in the newly released video.

The visual piece was directed by Banky W in New York for TILT production and EME.

Tunde Obe (T.W.O) Praises Adekunle Gold, Calls Out Young Music Stars

Tunde-Obe-T.W.OTunde Obe of music couple, T.W.O has named YBNL star, Adekunle Gold as a young artiste worthy of emulation.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment News on Channels TV, Tunde complained that very few artistes seek advice from veterans, as they are more concerned about making money and not making good music.

This ambition, he says, drives them to make reckless decisions or ‘stunts’ to get rich quick, forgetting they would also become old in the future.

“How much of these stunts would you want your children to read about when they turn 18”, he asked rhetorically.

Da Emperor Drops New Video, I’m A Sinner

Da EmperorIndigenous rap act, Da Emperor, drops the video and audio for his new single – I’m A Sinner.

His previous single titled Firewood featuring Oritse Femi has been enjoying rave reviews and he said that the latest work, I’m A Sinner’ was carefully put together to ensure he does not fall below expectation.

The year 2016 promises to be a busy year, according to Da Emperor. Soon to be released is a collaboration titled ‘Shake It’. It features artistes from the United States and the UK.

Shizzi Accuses Tunde Ednut, Masterkraft Of Jacking ‘Kosowo’

Tunde EdnutPopular music producer, Shizzi has accused singer, Tunde Ednut and producer Masterkraft of infringing on his intellectual property by using his instrumental on their newly released track titled Kosowo.

The matter has been taken up legally as lawyers representing Shizzi have served Tunde Ednut as well as popular Masterkraft a letter, threatening a suit.

The letter, which has been made available to Entertainment News on Channels TV, alleges that the instrumental for Kosowo was created in 2014 by Shizzi and that the instrumental was initially given to an unnamed A-list artiste, even though the project was pended after a few studio sessions.

Shizzi also claims Tunde Ednut released the song with the lyrical content of the A-list artiste playing a dominant role and is now demanding the song and newly released video titled be removed from all websites and social media.

Entertainment News reached out to Tunde Ednut, who said “write anything you want to but I have not copied anybody. If you want anything, ask Wande Coal, because he is the owner of the song.”

In a swift reaction, a representative of Wande Coal, Henry, confirmed to Entertainment News that the Black Diamond singer is the un-named A-list artiste in Shizzi’s letter.

“I know Shizzi produced the track for Wande and Tunde just came to our studio, heard it and just ran with it. It was Tunde who f***ed up and we are trying to clear this mess now”.

He added, “Last year, Tunde Ednut came to our studio and Wande Coal played different unfinished songs that he was working on for him.

“Wande never gave him Kosowo because he was still working on it with Shizzi. It was a surprise when we heard it on NOTJUSTOK.

“We’ve been calling him to come but he has refused. We never gave him the rights to the song because Wande still hopes to complete the song with Shizzi and release at a later date.”

Tunde Ednut has however gone ahead to release a music video for the controversial song.

Below is the letter from Shizzi’s lawyers and the newly released ‘Kosowo’ video.

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Nicki Minaj To Perform At MTV Video Music Awards

nicki-minajMTV Base has announced Grammy Award-nominated superstar, Nicki Minaj, to grace the 2014 “MTV Video Music Awards” stage at the forthcoming event which would take place at the Forum, Inglewood, California on Sunday, August 24.

The hip-hop queen would perform her alluring new hit single “Anaconda” for the first time, from her new album – The Pink Print, due to be released later in the year.

Nicki Minaj, who would be joining previously announced performers like Beyoncé, Usher, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, Maroon 5 and 5 Seconds of Summer, is said to be very excited about the upcoming performance.

“The VMA’s is a pretty big deal so people go all out for it,” said Nicki Minaj. “I am very, very excited and looking forward to the performance.”

Nominees for a new socially voted category, ‘Best Lyric Video’ would be announced at a later date on vma.mtv.com.

 

 

 

 

Legendary Actress Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Lauren BacallSultry actress, Lauren Bacall, who rose to fame in the 1940s opposite her husband Humphrey Bogart in films such as “To Have and Have Not” and “The Big Sleep,” died on Tuesday, at the age of 89.

“With deep sorrow, yet with great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall,” the Humphrey Bogart Estate tweeted.

She reportedly died after suffering a major stroke at home in New York.

In her career and life, Bacall once said: “I traveled by roller coaster, a roller coaster on which the highs were as high as anyone could ever hope to go. And the lows! Oh, those lows were lower than anyone should ever have to go – 10 degrees below hell.”

The Oscar winning actress is survived by three children – Stephen and Leslie Bogart and Sam Robards.

I Picked My Stage Name From My Favourite Snack – DJ Cuppy

DJ CuppyFemale disc jockey, Florence Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy is gradually making her mark in the very dynamic Nigerian music industry after years of practicing in the UK.

In an interview with Channels Television’s correspondent, Bidemi Dairo, the Nigerian DJ said she picked her stage name from her favorite snack, cupcakes.

“When I decided to be a DJ, cupcake came naturally, but I decided to drop the cup from the name and came up with Cuppy,” she said.

A graduate of law from the Kings College London, Cuppy began her desire to be a DJ at the age of 16, with personal practice and watching other DJs.

With the backing of her father, Femi Otedola, she produced her own version of Tunji Oyelano’s ‘I Love My country’ which earned her tourism ambassadorial honour.

I love my country is followed up by the House of Cuppy mix tape which infuses some electronic sounds to already popular Nigerian songs.

I see Nothing Wrong In Wearing “Swimming Outfit”

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I see Nothing Wrong In Wearing Swimming Outfit

Popular Souncity VJ, Moet Abebe, has said there is nothing wrong in wearing swimming outfit.

Appearing as a guest on Rubbin’ Minds on Channels Television, Moet explains that she sees nothing wrong in wearing swimming outfit, which she feels should not draw unnecessary attention.

Moet, who denied claims of having a sex tape, also said that she did not know how the rumour started and was very surprised to have heard such.

She differentiates herself from other VJ’s saying, she  is always willing to learn from mistakes and acknowledge that she was wrong.

As a daughter of a business mogul, John Abebe, Moet says she was raised like every normal child and has had a fair share of difficult times.

She also explained that the tattoos on her body all have a story to tell on experiences she has had at one point or the other.

She is presently working on movies which she features in and will love to take take both careers as an actress and VJ together.

Nollywood Actor/Director Robert Peters Weds

Robert-Peters-Weds-August-2014-BN-Weddings-BellaNaija.com-08-499x600Nollywood actor turned producer/director, Robert Peters, tied the knot with his heartthrob,  in an intimate ceremony held on Saturday at the Lake Lanier Islands Resort, Atlanta, Georgia.

Robert who relocated to the US few years ago, recently directed AY Makun‘s movie – 30 Days in Atlanta starring Ramsey Nouah, Vivica A. Fox and Richard Mofe Damijo.

Guests at the event include Mercy Johnson and her daughter Purity, Daniel Adenimokun, Stella Damasus and Desmond Elliot who was part of the groomsmen.

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Granddaughter of Late Musician Bobby Benson Debuts New Video

sunrise 2The granddaughter of late Nigerian highlife musician, Bobby Benson, has hit the music scene with her debut single and music video “They Call Me Coco”.

Coco Benson, who recently returned to Nigeria after studying in the US, is seen to have caught the music bug in the family.

The video was directed by Wale Davies and produced by Ikon of Syndik8 Records.