“Chocolate City Is Doing Well, Not Imploding”- Dice Ailes

nigerian music industry, dice ailes, chocolate city, Chocolate City artiste, Dice Ailes, has joined M.I. in reiterating the fact that the music imprint, is not imploding as suggested by many.

Following the exit of ice-prince and rapper, Milli, from the group Chocolate City, the ‘Telephone’ singer told Channels Television that they left amicably and nevertheless, still maintained a good relationship with the record label.

“We’re doing well at Chocolate City, I think it’s just growth. People are pretty much growing and evolving into new things. Ice-prince left but he’s still a part of the family.

“Everybody is doing their own individual thing but we’re still a collective family at the end of the day,” he said.

Highlighting the progress of his career in Nigeria, the performing artiste talked about his latest single, ‘Machinery’. “It is doing pretty well… really accepted by the streets”.

He also mentioned that his new single, ‘Miracle’, featuring Lil Kesh, would drop sometime between late August and early September.

Although, he started performing in Canada, until he was introduced to the Nigerian mainstream music in 2014 by the Chocolate City label, the artist said it was not much of a task.

He has,however, switched his style, to the dominant Nigerian hip-hop, because according to him, he grew up in a typical Nigerian home and listened to typical Nigerian music.

“I like to believe that I’m a very versatile artist. I can band however I choose. So it wasn’t really much of a task.

“I just knew that the Nigerian commercial market wanted to hear a certain thing and I gave it to them with ‘Machinery’,” he said.

Here is a video of the song, Machinery.

Ice Prince Set To Float New Label

Ice Prince, Korede BelloRapper, Ice Prince is getting set to float a record label, Super Cool Cats.

The ‘Oleku’ crooner, made the announcement on Thursday, revealing he is no longer signed to Chocolate City Music, as his contract expired two years ago.

The singer also released a new song, Chike, featuring Mavin Records star, Korede Bello.

The song was produced by C Kay.

Chocolate City’s Ailes Drops Visuals To Machinery

AilesMulti-talented Chocolate City artiste, Dice Ailes, has dropped the visuals to his newly released single ‘Machinery’.

The much anticipated video shot on different locations in Lagos, southwest Nigeria was directed by Visionnaire Pictures.

The video also features appearances from M.I, Ice Prince and Jesse Jagz.

Ice Prince Drops ‘For Days’ Featuring Sarkodie

ice prince and sarkodieIce Prince has dropped a new song titled ‘For Days’ featuring Sarkodie.

The hip hop track was produced by DJ Cuppy.

Click To Listen!

 

Chocolate City Unveils Artwork For Joint Album

One of Nigeria’s leading record labels, Chocolate City has unveiled the official artwork for ‘The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation’ compilation album.

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The artwork shows all Chocolate City acts including Jesse Jagz, who recently reunited with the team.

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.

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Toke Makinwa, Bez, OC Ukeje, Others Dazzle On Red Carpet At TFA Nominees Reception

The-Future-Africa-Awards-Nominees-Reception-August-2014-BellaNaija0051-400x600United States Consulate hosted on Thursday, July 31, the nominees of The Future Africa Awards & Summit 2014 to an exclusive reception in Lagos, Nigeria.

The event was held at the residence of the Consul-General, Jeffrey Hawkins and guests present at the event were Rita Dominic, Toke Makinwa, Bez, Ice Prince, OC Ukeje, Brymo, Uche Nnaji, Gbemileke Oyinsan, Titilayo Oyinsan, Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere, Mai Atafo, Noble Igwe, Fela Durotoye, Ivie Okujaye, Funlola Aiofioyebi, Stephanie Coker, Osas Ighodaro, and Pastor Ituah Ighodalo.

Channels Television is the host TV station.

 

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Pictures From DR. SID And Simi Osomo Traditional Wedding

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The traditional wedding between Sidney Esiri, popularly known as Dr Sid and Simi Osomo, took place at Ark Event Center, Lekki, Lagos on Sunday July 27.

The beautiful wedding was a fusion of Yoruba and Urhobo cultures.

Dignitaries and friends at the ceremony include Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Toke Makinwa, Funke Akindele, Ice Prince, D-Prince, Banky W, Sasha P, Lynxx, Tania Omotayo, Toolz, Korede Bellow and others.

See some pics of guests and the couple at the wedding below.

 

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Seyi Shay, Patoranking, Phyno, Others Shut It Down At Gidi Culture Fest

seyi shayMusic stars, Seyi Shay, Patoranking, Phyno, Ice Prince and many others shut it down at the inaugural edition of the Gidi Culture Festival, which held in Lagos.

Girlie O crooner, Patoranking performed his hottest track without Tiwa Savage, who he gave a shout-out to.

Seyi Shay performed dressed in white crop top and hot pants, paired with a pink blazer.

Many others including Phyno, Naeto C and Ice Prince raised the roof with their hit tracks.

Check out the video…

Tiwa Savage, Davido, Flavour, Others Shine At MAMAs

Tiwa MAMABig names in Nigeria’s music industry, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Clarence Peters, Flavour won awards at the just concluded MTV Africa Music Awards which held on Saturday, in Durban, South Africa.

Other stars including Don Jazzy, D’Banj, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Dr Sid, Sauti Sol, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, French Montana, Miguel, Trey Songz, Mafikizolo, Oskido, Phyno and Yuri da Cunha, gave awesome performances at the Durban’s International Conference Centre.

While South African duo, Mafikizolo won in the Best Group and Song of The Year categories, Davido took home two awards, for Best Male and Artist of the Year.

Tiwa Savage, Clarence Peters, Flavour went away with one award each.

THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS:

Best Male: Davido (Nigeria)

Best Female: Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Group: Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Best New Act: Stanley Enow (Cameroon)

Best Live Act: Flavour (Nigeria)

Best Collaboration: “Y-tjukutja” – Uhuru Ft. Oskido, DJ Bucks, Professor and Yuri Da Cunha (South Africa/Angola)

Best Hip Hop: Sarkodie (Ghana)

Best Alternative: Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)

Best Francophone: Toofan (Togo)

Best Lusophone: Anselmo Ralph (Angola)

Artist of the Year: Davido (Nigeria)

Song of the Year: “Khona” – Mafikizolo ft Uhuru (South Africa)

Best Video: Clarence Peters (Nigeria)

Best Pop: Goldfish (South Africa)

Best International: Pharrell

Personality of the Year: Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya)

MTV Base Leadership Award: Ashish J. Thakkar (Tanzania)

Transform Today Award by Absolut: Clarence Peters (Nigeria)

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).