Don Jazzy Won’t Change My Sound – Johnny Drille

Don Jazzy Won't Change My Sound - Johnny DrilleMavin Records’ latest signee, Johnny Drille, is beyond thrilled he is now a member of the Supreme Mavin Dynasty, more so because he gets to maintain control over his ‘alternative’ sound and musical direction.

The Don Jazzy led imprint, which welcomed its first alternative act on Tuesday, is packed full with pop artistes including Korede Bello and Reekado Banks.

Drille, who believes he has something special to bring to the Mavin table, said he has no worries.

“So far, so good. He’s been giving me a lot of control over what direction I will take and I’m really grateful for that”, he said, during an exclusive phone chat with Entertainment News, adding “he’s let me produce most of my songs”.

2017 is shaping up nicely for Drille who was once described as the future of the Nigerian music industry by respected musician Cobhams Asuquo.

“The good thing about being part of the family is we are all diverse. We are all different people of different gifts and different genres of music.

“Yes, most of us on the label are pop artistes but then, we all have special things that we offer,” said the new Mavin signee.

Don Jazzy and Drille got into talks shortly after the 26-year-old guitarist released a cover for ‘aww’ by Di’ja in 2017 and their relationship led to an official agreement in February 2017.

The SMD boss made the announcement via social media and it was well received by Drille’s fans and the music community.

Drille first came into public consciousness via the Project Fame competition in 2013 and has since won hundreds of fans over with songs like ‘my beautiful love’, ‘wait for me’ and ‘dear future wife’.

Bez Features Yemi Alade On ’You Suppose Know’ Remix

bez1Award winning singer, Bez, has released the remix of his song, ‘You suppose know’.

This follows the release of his sophomore album, ‘Gbagyi Child’, few days ago.

The love song which features Yemi Alade, was produced by Cobhams Asuquo.

The 13-track album has already started getting reviews from many.

Some have described the album as one which comprises serene and uplifting tunes, with bursts of rock and possessive inspiration.

Also it has been described by some as an album with so much attention to detail than anyother released in 2016.

Bez, who is originally named Emmanuel Bezhiwa Idakula, is a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer, and has carved a niche for himself in the industry with his unique genre known as “alternative soul”, a hybrid of soul, rock, jazz and R&B.


NEW MUSIC: ‘The Other Room’ – Cobhams Asuquo Ft Ugovinna

the-other-room-editedNigeria’s quintessential musician, producer, and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo has added a tongue-in-cheek and humourous perspective to the controversial #TheOtherRoom comments made by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The producer has teamed up with Ugovinna to release a song titled, ‘The other room.’

According to Cohhams, “‘The other room’ song is not an attack on the President or the Presidency.

Rather, the song is a present day representation of the Nigeria we know and love, and are very much concerned about.”

He said the song is lighthearted and “guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of listeners while underscoring very serious social issues.”

The artistes added that the song is also “a humorous recap of recent events that have been woven into the fabric of our shared political history as a nation.”

“We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it,” they added.




Omawumi Drops ‘Play Na Play’ Visuals

omawumiSinger, Omawumi has finally released the video for her music collaboration with Grammy Award winning music powerhouse, Angelique Kidjo.

‘Play Na Play’ is a live production arranged by Cobhams Asuquo.

The video was shot on location in New Jersey.

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Lagbaja, Cobhams, Others For Honours At Nigerian Entertainment Conference

Entertainment ConferenceRespected contributors to Nigerian show business will be awarded NET Honours in recognition of their efforts in the promotion and development of Nigerian entertainment at the third edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference.

The NET Honours are awarded annually at the Nigerian Entertainment Conference, which is organized by Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET).

They recognize media and entertainment personalities for their contribution to the growth and development of the entertainment industry in Nigeria, which cuts across music, film, fashion, comedy, art & design, media & broadcasting and branding.

The prominent Nigerian entertainment personalities who will receive 2015 NET Honours for their contribution to the advancement of their respective field include iconic OAP, J.A.J; respected broadcaster and music critic, Benson Idonije; award winning music producer, Cobhams Asuquo; media executive, Alex Okosi; NBC DG, Emeka Mba and respected entertainment writer, Jahman Anikulapo.

Others are popular Yoruba movie actor Tajudeen Oyewole (Abija); Corporate Pictures CEO, Razak Abdullahi; legendary actor and musician, Moses Olaiya (Baba Sala); filmmaker, Lere Paimo; Music icon Lagbaja; Galaxy TV CEO, Steve Ojo; renowned poet and actor, Adebayo Faleti and COSON Board Chairman, Tony Okoroji.

Past winners of NET Honours include Onyeka Onwenu, Jide Kosoko, Daddy Showkey, Ebenezer Obey, Ayo Animashaun, Zeb Ejiro and Obi Asika. Others are Don Jazzy, D’Banj, Laolu Akins, Amaka Igwe, OJB Jezreel, Christy Essien-Igbokwe, Sunny Okosuns, Adebayo Salami, Sunday Omobolanle and Tajuddeen Adepetu.

Chairman of the NET Editorial Board, Chris Ihidero, describes the NET Honours as a small token of appreciation for the immense contributions made by the awardees to the evolution of Nigerian entertainment as a business and as a culture.

The third edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive) holds on Wednesday April 22, 2015.

Cobham’s mother wins Supermom celebrity show

After thirteen weeks of voting, Gladys Asuquo, mother of the award winning singer,song writer, and producer, Cobhams Asuquo, has won Supermom celebrity edition.

The former clerical officer in the Nigerian Army clinched the winning prize of N2m after earning the highest votes by fans and followers of the ten finalists.

According to the executive producer of the show, Sola Fajobi, she is expected to donate her cash prize to a charity of her choice and would be treated to an all-expense paid trip to Dubai.

Fuji music star, Abass Akande Obesere’s mother, Taibat Omobonike, emerged first runner up while Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment rapper, Skales’ mother, was second runner up. They both get N1m and N500, 000 cash respectively which would also be donated to a charity of choice and an all-expense paid trip to Dubai.

Other runners up are Julius Agwu and Tony Tetuila’s mothers.

Speaking on how Mrs. Asuquo’s story was adjudged the best of the ten, Fajobi said, “our viewer’s were moved to tears by the story of how Cobhams turned his disability to a success story. On how she managed to raise him, despite the inherent challenges.”

Mrs Asuquo said, “It wasn’t easy watching Cobhams do chores around the house and run errands like my other children but I resolved to make him as independent and capable of achieving anything he sets his mind to do. I showed him where his box of clothes was and would ask him to go get his clothes after bathing him.”

She also added that as he grew up, his love for music started coming to the fore as he would beat on anything he could lay his hands on, so I encouraged him by buying him musical toys.

Since the show began airing on May 26, the story of 20 Nigerian celebrities, as told by their mothers was the central focus. The participating celebrities include Cobhams, Skales, Obesere, Foluke Daramola, Flavour Nabania, Mr. Olu of the Yahooze fame, Ice K, one half of the enduring duo, Artquake, Kennis Music act, Jaywon, Tony Tetuila and female drummer, Ara.
Others were On-Air-personality, Yaw; actors: Femi Adebayo, Binta Ayo Mogaji, and Kunle Afolayan; comedians: Seyi Law and Julius Agwu; Kenny Saint Best, DJ Humility and Chico Ejiro.