BBNaija’s Mike Joins EME Management

Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) has signed former Big Brother Naija housemate Mike Olayemi Edwards to its management division.

The endorsement was announced on Friday via EME official Instagram handle theofficialeme_.

“We are so pleased to announce that @aireyys is now signed to the management division of Empire Mates Entertainment. We welcome you to our family and cannot wait to do amazing things together.Thank you for trusting us with your brand. #ManLikeMike #TeamMike #TeamEME.”

 

EME is a Media Agency jointly owned by music star Banky W and aeronautical engineer Tunde Demuren.

Banky W also took to his personal Instagram handle to announce that Mike is now a member of EME family.

He also showered praise on Mike describing him as “one of the most focus housemates ever in the history of Big Brother Naija.”

 

 

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#ManlikeMike – @aireyys is unquestionably one of the most focused housemates EVER in the history of #bigbrothernaija. Even BEFORE he got on the show, he was an ambitious and accomplished athlete and Businessman – with his stellar line of Beard Oil, Caps and @aireyyscigars (first black owned cigar company in the UK). Proud of the classy way he carried himself during the show, and excited to be partnering with him and his incredible wife @itspsd on their vision and plans going forward. Glad to announce that Mike has signed to @theofficialeme_’s management division. Welcome Mike and Perry to the family!!! Thank you for trusting us. We will build something special together by God’s grace 📸: @iredeadunni with moral support from @aoquadry 😆🤣🤦🏽‍♂️🙌🏽

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Mike was the first runner up in the 2019 edition of Nigeria’s most popular reality show, BBNaija tagged Pepper Dem. He is married to British Olympian, Perri Shakes-Drayton.

Shaydee Set To Launch Debut Album ‘Rhythm And Life’

shaydeeFour years after signing to Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), singer Shaydee, announces his debut album, ‘Rhythm And Life’ is set for an official release on November 25, 2016.

The artiste, originally named Shadrach Adeboye Folarin, shared the official track-list for the 20-track album, featuring label mates, Niyola and Banky W, as well as a host of other popular artistes including 2baba, Phyno, Wizkid, Burna Boy and Iyanya.

Production credits for songs on the album go to Spax, Maleekberry, Legendarybeatz, Papijay and several others.

Shaydee made quite a unique entrance into the music scene, as he contributed immensely to the success of the EME 2012 collective album, ‘Empire Mates State of Mind’.

Prior to the announcement of his debut album, the artiste had thrilled fans with a number of top notch singles and had featured in many chart topping songs by A-list artistes.

He hopes to do the same with the soon coming album.

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.

Mister Jay Makes Debut With “Catch Cold” Feat. Shaydee

jay2Emerging act, Mister Jay has made his music debut with a Sarz produced track titled ‘Catch Cold’.

The new singer employed EME signee, Shaydee for the dance song.

The video was directed by Deji Kale and shot in Lagos.

Behind The Scenes: Shaydee Set To Release “High” Video

Shaydee make up 12R&B singer, Shaydee has shot the video to his first new single “High” and has released pictures from the ‘High’ video shoot to whet our appetite.

The single, High, is the first to kick start this year from his upcoming new album due to be released later this year.

Calling the shots on the High video is Shaydee’s label EME boss, Banky W alongside Adasa, and was written and produced by Banky W as well.

In the video, Shaydee spots a gold chain with a black and white ensemble.

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EME Ditches Skales As Patoranking Ditches Dem Mama Records

Skales
Skales

Leading record imprint, Empire Mate Entertainment, gave Skales the boots as it refused to renew the contracts of the singer cum rapper. According to wide reports, the Banky W led music label regarded the singer as unproductive after having just few singles to his name in his three years stint at the label.

Skales was signed as a young promising rapper back in 2010 but failed to make a successful cross over into the pop lane since joining the EME.

In a reverse scenario, fast rising reggae music star, Patoranking, appears to have ditched the Timaya led Dem Mama Records which released his break-in single, Alubarika.

Patoranking
Patoranking
According to wide reports, the singer whose real name is Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, has floated a new management company, Foston Musik.
Also, raving singer, Yemi Alade, has released a music video for her break in single, Johnny.
The music video, which featured The Big brother star, Beverly Osu, Comedian Bovi, rising actor, Alex Ekubo and many others, was shot by Clarence Peters.

Wizkid Drops ‘Jaiye Jaiye’ Video Featuring Femi Kuti

One of Nigeria’s youngest musicians, Wizkid, has released the music video for the song entitled ‘Jaiye Jaiye’ featuring Femi Kuti, son of Afrobeats pioneer, Fela Kuti.

The video featured scenes from Wizkids’ and Femi Kuti’s performance at the just concluded Felabration event.

Singer, K-Switch and ‘Samba’ beat maker, Sarz also made appearances in the 4:11 minute video directed by Sesan.

Wizkid, released the brand new video under his label, Starboy Entertainment, alongside Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment.

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.

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 plans Christmas present for their fans

Popular record label Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) have announced that they will round-up activities for this year with a ground breaking concert tagged “The Baddest”

The concert will have the EME super stars led by their boss and R&B singer Banky W and internationally renowned pop star Wizkid thrilling fans with some of their greatest hits of 2012.

Chairman of the group, Banky W, said the crew have been on a tour in nine states in North America. He said the concert is a gift to their fans who have supported them and appreciated their effort through out the year “The Baddest” concert is a very special gift to our fans for all the support they have shown us throughout the year. What should you expect? EVERYTHING! You don’t want to miss this… TRUST me… No really… Trust me!”

He also added “The BADDEST concert will be the first in a series of specially-designed concerts headlined by Wizkid and Banky, with support from other EME acts and ‘friends of the house, including crowd pleasers selected from home and abroad”

The EME team comprises of Wizkid, Banky W, and Skales to promising acts like Shaydee, Niyola and celebrity disc jockey, DJ Exclusive.

The anticipated concert is scheduled to hold Friday December 21st at The Grounds, Ocean View Restaurant Victoria Island.

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.

Wizkid, Banky W and Skales dazzle on MTV Iggy

The EME boys who have been on a tour in North American, where recently interviewed with an MTV Iggy where they shared the EME experience and their future plans.

The EME boss Banky W, spoke on the need for change in the Nigerian Society which inspired the track “Change”.

“A lot of young people are frustrated that we’re seeing the same issues plaguing Nigeria for years on end. It just feels like it’s time for us to speak up and to stand up and just force things to go in a different direction. And when I say force I mean not violently or anything crazy like that,” he said.

“I just think things remain the same because we don’t do anything about it. Nigeria can change for the better and it will change when young people especially decide that enough is enough and that’s really what the song “Change” is about,” Banky W said.

Pop sensation Wizkid also spoke on the team’s insatiable urge to continually achieve greatness.

“Empire Mates is an empire, and we’re going to be building for a very long time. That’s why we double up on the work with the songs, we triple up on it. Everybody is always in the studio, trying to work, trying to make things happen. I feel so blessed being with the family,” he said.

Wizkid, Banky W and Skales along with EME’s new signee, Rotimi kicked off the North tour on July 4, 2012 and it came to a final close with a memorable performance in New York.

During the tour, the EME crew stormed different cities across North America giving US fans an unforgettable experience.

The EME crew has also added recent triumphs to their unending list of achievements. Wizkid won two awards at the just concluded NEA awards for Best POP/R&B artiste and Best Album of the year. Banky W was also one of the Nigerian representatives at the Olympics torch bearing ceremony in August.

Wizkid recently also worked on major collaborations with international acts like Young Jeezy, The Game, Kardinal Official, Wale and Beenie Man.