Banky W Reveals Taking A Break For Marriage

Banky W‘Lagos Party’ crooner, Banky W will soon take a break from the music industry, as a recording/performing artiste, to concentrate on finding a woman to marry and build a family with.

Banky W, who first revealed his intention to retire in 2015, made his plans known in an interview with Channels Television’s Entertainment News.

News that Banky W was considering early retirement spread like wildfire in June 2015, following a series of tweets, where he revealed he has new projects in the works, as well as his desire to work with Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy.

Earlier this year, he revealed he would be releasing three albums in 2016.

Entertainment News gathered the three comprise of a solo album titled ‘Songs About You’, a joint RnB with Iyanya and a rap mixtape with EME signee, DJ Xclusive.

In the exclusive interview, Banky W made known his desire to have a wife and children, a desire he has decided to actively pursue by taking a break from the industry.

“Living an artiste’s life does not lend itself to (kind of) working on a relationship. It’s tough.

“It’s something that I actively (really) want to do, so I want to take some time off, after I’m done releasing this music and touring, I want to take some time off. Like I want to have some kids you know, get married, you know. Get married first and then have some kids,” he said.

About his impending retirement, it appears it might only be temporary as Banky W stated “Somebody told me that musicians don’t retire. You stop when you have (nothing left) no more music left in you (and) I have a lot of music left in me.”

He noted that he may decide to release music after 5-10 years, adding “I will let the music lead me”.

Tune in to Entertainment News on Channels TV tonight (DSTV 11:30pm & online m.channelstv.com. For UK viewers, Sky 575, 11pm) for the full interview.

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.

PHOTOS: 2Face, Annie, DJ Xclusive Party With Chris Brown’s DJ

gl11Nigerian celebrities, including super star 2Face and his wife, Annie, Sasha P, Sound Sultan and several others, partied hard with Chris Brown’s DJ, Babey Drew at the second Green Light Party, in Lagos.

Other celebrities spotted at the event were DJ Xclusive, DJ Spinall, DJ Humility, Kaylah, Wale Ojo, DJ Caise, Kelvin Orifa, Kessiana Edewor, Shade Ladipo and others.

The Green Light party kicked off early October with Akon’s DJ, Benny D and will be wrapped up in a few weeks’ time with another international superstar DJ.

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EN: Tiwa Savage Ties Knot In Star Studded Dubai Wedding, Jeta Amata Debuts 3 Films

Tiwa and TunjiNews of a-list artiste, Tiwa Savage’s Dubai white wedding to Tunji Balogun is top story on Entertainment News, as the love birds said ‘I Do’ over the weekend.

Tiwa and Tunji, both decked out in beautiful wedding attires exchanged their vows in an outdoor ceremony, which was followed by a lavish reception and an after-party at the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa.

Nigerian super stars, including the mavin records crew led by Don’Jazzy, Eku Edewor, Toke Makinwa, Toolz, Dj Xclusive, Kaffy, N6, Designers Bridget Awosika, Toju Foyeh, Eme Boss, Banky W, Tunde Demuren, Seyi Shay, Lola Omotayo-Okoye, and many others, graced the occasion.

Also, top Nigerian acts including 2face, mi, Kcee and rapper Phyno headlined the trek concert in Orlu, Imo State over the weekend. The concert provided high octave performances from the artistes including a collaboration of heavyweights MI and 2face.

In Nollywood, Nigerian movie maker, Jeta Amata in conjunction with the United States government has debuted three films from the forthcoming TV series, dawn in the creeks, which tells the story of some Niger Delta youths as they strive to create Nollywood movies to promote non-violent transformation in the region.

The TV series, dawn in the creeks, aims at forging a legacy of peace and transformation, in the Niger Delta.

DJ Xclusive Drops “No Time” Video Featuring Skales May D, Tillaman

DJ Xclusive has released the video for his popular single, ‘No Time,’ featuring Skales, May D and Tillaman.

Directed by Squareball AdasaCookey, the video depicts DJ Xclusive as the debonair party-starting hero, adroitly incorporating his signature style.

The video features guest appearances from a few celebrities including May D, Banky W, Skales, Shaydee, Niyola, Tillaman, Uti Nwachukwu, and a host of others.

The video comes right after Xclusive’s hosting of Big Brother Africa: The Chase live eviction show last weekend where he thrilled crowds in South Africa as well as the entire African continent with his famed repertoire. He took his place in the DJ’s booth at the Channel O Party for the Chase Mates last.

PHOTO: Price Tillaman Rides Into Party On Horseback

Nigerian Afro pop singer, Tillaman stunned attendees of a party when he rode in on a horse.

The ‘Ko ma roll’ crooner who headlined a recent music concert, Industry Nite, wowed the audience riding  to the event on his new beast!

It was a music-filled night as Tillaman, his band, DJ XGee, DJ Spinall and guests artistes like Zyhno Spikes, Trigga, Vector, JJC, Tunde Ednut and others thrilled the audience.

Speaking about his song, Ori Owo, which many say deserves more airplay than it is currently enjoying, Tillaman told Channels Television in an exclusive chat that “Ori Owo is a great song and it deserves all the exposure a song can get. But then again, you will be surprised at how far the song has gone.”

He also expressed his desire for priracy to become history in the entertainment industry, “so artistes can actually reap as much as they deserve”.

Also in attendance were Euphoric Dynasty: CEO The General, DJ Xclusive, Morachi, Shank, Modenine, Nivvy G, General Pype, Jahborne, Uzi, Blink, DJ Kentalky, Mr 2K, several radio and TV OAPs amongst others.

Tillaman recently released the video for his song, Ori Owo.

 

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New Video: EME ft Skales – My Baby

Empire Music Entertainment (EME) member, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, popularly known as Skales has released the video to his single titles “My Baby”.

The video was released under the auspices of EME. The song was released  on the EME Crew Album.

The Crew consist of Banky W, Niyola, Skales, Shaydee, Dj Xclusive and Wizkid.

 

EME crew thrills fans at Channel O O’ News in Kenya

The EME crew shut down the Channel O O’ News event which was recently held in Kenya.

The crew which consists of Banky W, Shaydee, Niyola, Wizkid, Skales and Dj Xclusive left their fans with so much excitement, making them crave for more.

The event also featured other African artistes including Khuli Chana, Wyre and Camp Mulla.