Lamboginny Drops ‘I Am A Winner’

LamboginnyDancehall artist, Lamboginny has dropped a new song titled, ‘I Am A Winner’.

‘I Am A Winner’ features rapper, Mr Clayy and Chidinma.

The song was produced by South African producer, Mr Kamara.

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2015 Most Watched Nigerian Music Videos

korede bello's romantic video, ranked most watched No day goes by without a video being released in Nigeria’s music industry.

In 2015, many artistes used videos to boost their profiles and a number of directors also etched their names in gold by their display of creativity.

Here are the most watched music videos of 2015.

 

At Number 7

@iam_kissdaniel #Woju ft @TiwaSavage @iam_Davido is no. 7 on @ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7Videosof2015. Dropped March. 5.8M views. Avg 580k/month.

— Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015

    At Number 6 On @ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7VideosOf2015@iam_Davido‘s #FansMi ft @MeekMill comes in at No. 6 w/ 4.3 million views garnered over 6 months. — Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015

 

At Number 5

On @ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7VideosOf2015@2niteFlavour‘s #Ololufe ft @chidinmaekile is no. 5. Dropped February w/ 7.4M views. Avg 672K/month

— Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015

    At Number 4 On @ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7VideosOf2015@olamide_YBNL‘s #Shakitibobo comes at number 4. Released in May. Viewed 5.5 million times. — Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015
    At Number 3 On @ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7VideosOf2015@koredebello‘s #GODWIN ft @DonJazzy of @MAVINRECORDS is no 3! 5.1 million views in 7 months. — Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015

At Number 2

@ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7VideosOf2015 @rudeboypsquare/@PeterPsquare #Collabo w/ @Donjazzy is no. 2! Released Feb. 17M views. Avg 1.6M/month — Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015

At Number 1

On @ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7VideosOf2015#ROMANTIC by @KoredeBello ft. @TiwaSavage. Released two weeks ago w/ 1.1M views. Avg of 2.2M/month.

— Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015

Only Survivor Of Lagos Fire Dies In Hospital

Lagos-fire-incidentThe only survivor of the tragic Wednesday fire incident that occurred around Lawanson area in Lagos State has died in the hospital.

According to the Assistant Coordinator of Burns and Trauma Centre Lasuth Annex in Gbagada, Dr Ajibola Ishola, Chidinma was brought in around 2:35am on Wednesday unconscious with 17 percent burns.

She eventually gave up the ghost around 6am on Thursday due to complications from the burns and injuries sustained from flame inhalation.

Chidinma’s death comes barely 24hours after 7 of her family members were burnt beyond recognition in an inferno that engulfed their home.

Chidinma Drops ‘If E No Be God’ Video

chidinmaCapital Hills artiste, Chidinma has now released the comic video to her thanksgiving song, If E No Be God, which is off her forthcoming sophomore album.

The video, which features cameo appearances from comedians Seyi Law and Funny Bone, was directed by Clarence Peters.

Capital Hill Records All Stars Perform “Finally”

finallyCapital Hill Records artistes – Illbliss, Chidinma, Tha Suspect as well as new signees – Fefe and Mz Kiss have teamed for a new music video titled “Finally”(Adekunle).

The video was shot by Clarence Peters and the track was produced by Tha Suspect.

PHOTOS: Iyanya Headlines Concert In London

The Afro-pop star and co-Founder of Triple MG, Iyanya, recently thrilled his London fans as he headlined a Coko Bar anniversary concert.

With his trademark waist wiggles melting the hearts of many fans, the star performer was no holds barred in dishing out to the ladies as the men cheered him on for representing. Iyanya dished out hit after hit as excited fans danced and sang along.

Other performers at the concert included Chidinma, Ice Prince, Awilo Logomba and Emma Nyra.

Awilo & Iyanya (13) Emma Nyra 2 Fans Iyanya Iyanya Iyanya Iyanya Iyanya Iyanya (25) Iyanya

Chidinma Scores Her First International Music Collaboration

chidimaNigerian R&B singer, Chidinma, has scored her first international music collaboration as she records a track with Kenyan based band, Sauti Sol.

The kedike singer teamed up with the Kenyan quartet on a yet to be released track as revealed on social media platform, Instagram, by the Kenyan artistes.

Chidinma is also a recording artist, stage performer, and brand ambassador for a telecom brand operating in Nigeria.

She became the first female musician to peak at number 1 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart, after releasing the music video for her “Emi Ni Baller” single.

Davido, Mafikizolo To Perform At The MAMAs

davido2MTV Base has announced multiple MAMA nominees, Davido and Mafikizolo as the first performers at the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban (MAMA).

Popular Omo Baba Olowo crooner, Davido and South African Afro-pop duo, Mafikizolo are both tied with Uhuru as the most nominated artistes in this year’s MAMA, notching up 4 nominations each, and going directly head-to-head in Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year and Best Collaboration. Additionally, Davido is nominated for Best Male, while Mafikozolo leads the contenders in Best Group.

The 2014 awards are set to feature stunning performances from African and international artistes, including the awards’ signature collaborations between artistes of different genres and cultures – a high point of every show.

Nominees from the length and breadth of sub-Saharan Africa are represented in the nominations for this year’s music categories, including 2Face, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Clarence Peters, Danny K, Davido, Diamond, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Efya, Fally Ipupa, Flavour, Fuse ODG, Ice Prince, KCEE, Mafikizolo, Olamide, P Square, Professor, Phyno, R2bees, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, Uhuru, Wizkid, Zakes Bantwini among many other local and international acts.

In this year’s newly introduced lifestyle award categories, Chimamanda Adiche, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o and Yaya Toure are nominated for Personality of the Year. Clarence Peters, Leti Arts, Rasty and Anisa Mpungwe are nominated in Transform Today by Absolut. The nominees for the MTV Base Leadership award and Best International are still to be revealed.

Davido, Mafikizolo, Ice Prince, Others To Headline MAMA Club Tour

DavidoNigerian music stars as well as other African acts, will headline this year’s Road To MAMA club tour, a build up to the MAMA (MTV Africa Music Awards) organised by music channel, MTV Base.

The pan-African club tour arrives in Lagos on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Marquee, Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.

MAMA nominees, Davido, Ice Prince, KCee, Burna Boy and Chidinma will be thrilling party lovers at the Lagos edition of the Road To MAMAs alongside superstar DJs like DJ Caise, DJ Obi, DJ Humility and DJ Spinall.

MTV Base has also revealed that South African Afro Pop group, Mafikizolo will storm Lagos, Nigeria for the R2M concert which features contemporary artists and music, making waves across the continent, criss-crossing the continent in the build up to the MAMA awards.

The upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards, which are taking place in South Africa for the first time at the ICC, Durban on 7 June 2014.  Nominees will compete in 18 different categories including Best Male, Best Female, Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best Video.

Tied for first place in the nominations for the 2014 MAMA are Davido and South African artists Mafikizolo and Uhuru, who each scored 4 nominations while going directly head-to-head for Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration.

Following closely behind with 3 nominations each are P Square (Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year), South Africa’s Mi Casa (Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year), and Angolan artist Yuri Da Cunha (Song of the Year, Best Lusophone and Best Collaboration).

 

Tuface, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage Nominated For MTV Africa Music Awards

tuface-idibiaThe prestigious MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) nominations were revealed at a glittering nominations celebration at The Sands, Johannesburg, South Africa by MTV Base VJs, Nomuzi Mabena and Sizwe Dhlomo, alongside Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, Tim Horwood, Channel Director, MTV Base and Shirley Mabiletja, Brand Manager: Absolut, Pernod Ricard South Africa, in the presence of nominees AKA, Beatenberg, DJ Clock, Burna Boy, Mafikizolo Professor, Oskido and Yuri Da Cunha.

The biggest and brightest contemporary artists from across the African continent and beyond were nominated in 15 different categories including Best Male, Best Female, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year. Broadening the scope of the MAMA awards franchise, achievement in non-music fields was recognised in “Personality of the Year”, and “Transform Today by Absolut”, an award designed to recognize and support young, emerging and original African creative talents who use their imagination to fuel social transformation and bring positive attention to the continent.

Tied for first place in the nominations were South African artists Mafikizolo and Uhuru, and Nigerian artist Davido, who each scored 4 nominations while going directly head-to-head for Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration. Following closely behind with 3 nominations each were Nigerian artists P Square (Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year), South Africa’s Mi Casa (Best Group, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year), and Angolan artist Yuri Da Cunha (Song of the Year, Best Lusophone and Best Collaboration). Hot on their heels with two nods each were Angolan star Anselmo Ralph (Best Male, Best Lusophone), Nigeria’s Wizkid (Best Male, Best Collaboration); Gabonese artist Arielle T (Best Female, Best Francophone) and Diamond from Tanzania (Best Male, Best Collaboration).

Other artists from across the African contemporary music spectrum nominated for the awards included: 2Face, AKA, Amani, Beatenberg, Big Nuz, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Danny K, Diamond, DJ Buckz, DJ Clock, DJ C’ndo, DJ Ganyani, DJ Kent, The Arrows, Donald, Don Jazzy, Dr Malinga, Dr Sid, Efya, Espoir 2000, Fally Ipupa, FB, Ferre Gola, Flavour, Fuse ODG, Gangs of Ballet, Goldfish, Heavy K, Ice Prince, JD, KCEE, Khuli Chana, LCNVL, Lizha James, Matthew Mole, May D, Mi Casa, Michael Loman, Nakhane Toure, Nelson Freitas, Olamide, Oskido, Professor, The Parlotones, Phyno, Radio and Weasel, R2bees, Sarkodie, Sauti Sol, Shortstraw, Stanley Enow, The Arrows, Tiwa Savage, Toofan, Uhuru, Youssoupha and Zakes Bantwini.wizkid

Celebrating musicians and achievers who have made the most impact on African youth culture throughout the year, MAMA 2014 would feature dazzling performances from African and international artists, including the awards’ signature collaborations between artists of different genres and cultures – a high point of every show.

The Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, Alex Okosi, commented, “We congratulate all the nominees for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards. This year, the MAMA offers a stunning platform for African artists, it also celebrates the young personalities, leaders and creatives who are making a positive impact on the continent.”

The Head of Department of Economic Development & Tourism, KwaZulu-Natal Province, Desmond Golding, said “KwaZulu-Natal Province congratulates all the artists and stars for their achievement in being nominated. We look forward to welcoming these hugely talented artists and personalities to the Durban ICC on 7 June for the biggest contemporary music spectacle that KwaZulu-Natal Province and South Africa has ever seen.”

Brand Manager, ABSOLUT, Pernod Ricard South Africa, Shirley Mabiletja commented, “As a brand, ABSOLUT is thrilled to be associated with the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, and we would like to congratulate all of the nominees announced for this year’s awards and wish them the best of luck on this journey.

“Each generation there are a handful of artists who leave a transformative mark, and the MTV Africa Music Awards most certainly celebrates these artists. As the perfect platform, ABSOLUT has proudly sponsored one of the new categories, ‘Transform Today by Absolut’, which forms part of ABSOLUT’s Transform Today campaign, aimed at celebrating the power of young individuals who transform the image of Africa through their creativity and vision. We are excited to celebrate this initiative and our ongoing involvement in contemporary culture through creative collaboration.”

The MAMA nominations in full:

MUSIC CATEGORIES

Best Male:
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Donald (South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Female:
Arielle T (Gabon)
Chidinma (Nigeria)
DJ C’ndo (South Africa)
Efya (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Group:
Big Nuz (South Africa)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best New Act:
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Heavy K (South Africa)
Phyno (Nigeria)
Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Best Live Act:
2face (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Flavour (Nigeria)
Dr Malinga (South Africa)
Zakes Bantwini (South Africa)

Best Collaboration:
Amani ft Radio and Weasel – ‘Kiboko Changu’ (Kenya/Uganda)
Diamond feat Davido – ‘Number One’ (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat May D – ‘Happiness’ (South Africa/Nigeria)
R2bees feat Wizkid – ‘Slow Down’ (Ghana/Nigeria)
Uhuru feat DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor, Yuri Da Cunha – ‘Y-tjukutja’ (South Africa/Angola)

Artist of the Year:
Davido (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Song of the Year:
Davido- ‘Skelewu’ (Nigeria)
DJ Clock feat Beatenberg – ‘Pluto’ (Remember Me) (South Africa)
DJ Ganyani feat FB – ‘Xigubu’ (South Africa)
DJ Kent feat The Arrows –‘Spin My World Around’ (South Africa)
Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – ‘Surulere’ (Nigeria)
KCee – ‘Limpopo’ (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat Uhuru ‘Khona’ (South Africa)
Mi Casa- ‘Jika’ (South Africa)
P Square – ‘Personally’ (Nigeria)
Yuri Da Cunha -‘Atchu Tchu Tcha’ (Angola)

Best Hip Hop:
AKA (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Khuli Chana (South Africa)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Sarkodie (Ghana)

Best Pop:
Danny K (South Africa)
Fuse ODG (Ghana)
Goldfish (South Africa)
LCNVL (South Africa)
Mathew Mole (South Africa)

Best Alternative:
Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)
Michael Loman (South Africa)
Nakhane Toure (South Africa)
Parlotones (South Africa)
Shortstraw (South Africa)

Best Francophone:
Arielle T (Gabon)
Espoir 2000 (Ivory Coast)
Ferre Gola (DRC)
Toofan (Togo)
Youssoupha (Congo)

Best Lusophone:
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
JD (Angola)
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)

NON MUSIC CATEGORIES

Personality of the Year:
Chimamanda Adiche (Nigeria)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Nigeria)
Trevor Noah (South Africa)
Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya)
Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire)

Transform Today by Absolut
Anisa Mpungwe (Tanzania)
Clarence Peters (Nigeria)
I See a Different You (South Africa)
Leti Arts (Ghana)
Rasty (South Africa)

PICTURES: Ill Bliss, Tha Suspect, Chidinma Thrill ‘At The Club’

Nigerian music stars, Ill BlissTha Suspect and Chidinma partied with music lovers and fans a few weeks back at Club Ace (The Place) in Ikeja GRA, performing their bevvy of hit singles.

The party also featured the Remy Martin Dance Off hosted by Bovi.

Check out pictures of the celebrities at the event.

Naeto C, D’Prince, Skuki and DJ Zeez are lined-up to perform at this month’s edition of ‘At The Club’ with Remy Martin.

Pictures: Sound Sultan, D’prince, Chidinma, Skales, Jaywon In Party Mode

Nigeria’s music stars, Sound Sultan, D’Prince, Chidinma, Skales and Jaywon recently thrilled fans to good music at the Remy Martins’ ‘At The Club’ event where music lovers got to party with their favourite musicians in Lagos and Abuja.

Check out pictures: