King Sunny Ade Joins Hard Rock Hall Of Fame

King Sunny Ade Joins Hard Rock Hall Of FameMusic icon, King Sunny Ade, A.K.A KSA, has recently become the first Nigerian to receive a special honour by Hard Rock.

KSA has consistently wowed many with his music and dexterity on the guitar as well as showmanship that has endeared him to many, both home and abroad.

His beautiful performance has earned him two Grammy award nominations and three features in Hollywood flicks.

The multi-instrumentalist, today stands as a world music legend in his own right, making his induction into the Hard Rock Hall of Fame, something of little surprise.

At the ceremony which took place in Lagos, Mark Redguard, a curator, giving his citation said: “KSA who came to Lagos in 1963, bought his first guitar from Victor Olaiya, also a legend musician, for one pound and nine shillings.

“The journey had continued for over 50 years and still soaring, Redguard stated.

Sunny Ade donated one of his world cherished acoustic instruments, a Fender Telecast guitar to the Hard Rock Hall of Fame.

The guitar which is known for its commercial success dated back to the 1950’s.

According to him, he used the same guitar for his Synchro-System album in 1983, which nominated him for his first Grammy Awards.

Describing how priceless the instrument was to him, KSA said that he communed with it like a human and stated all musical desires to be accomplished by it.

Handing over the autographed vintage Fender Guitar to the Hard Rock Hall of Fame, he was supported by various Nigerian musicians such as Don Jazzy, Iyanya, Tiwa Salvage, film maker, Kunle Afolayan, and comedian, Bovi who equally eulogized him.

Redguard believes that all Sunny Ade’s past accomplishments landed him the first Nigerian to be honoured at the Hard Rock Hall of Fame among other notable mentions like Carlo Santana, Jimmy Hendricks, Michael Jackson, Elton John, and many more.

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 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.

Faze Talks New Album, Explains Beef Between 2Baba, Blackface

FazeErstwhile Platashun Boiz member, Faze, is out with a new song after a long holiday from the music scene.

The new delivery titled ‘Wette’, is in collaboration with Triple MG star, Iyanya and is produced by Dj coublon.

In a chat with Mayowa Ogundele on Entertainment News on Tuesday, Faze revealed his plans for a come-back album and his career.

He also addressed the controversy between former band mates, 2Baba (2face) and Blackface.

“Very soon everything will be okay. We are all family,” he said.

About the public debacle, Faze added: “Every family has issues. We all have differences, even friends have differences… Very soon it is going to be sorted out”.

Few weeks ago, 2Baba had reacted to Blackface’s threat to sue him for allegedly jacking his song.

2baba who described the allegation as unfortunate, said that he initially thought Blackface’s account was hacked, stressing that he felt disappointed with the act.

MC Galaxy Drops ‘Hello’ Visuals

mc galaxyThe ‘Sekem’ singer, MC Galaxy, has dropped the visuals for his song, ‘Hello’.

The traditional blockbuster love story video, featured top celebrities including Nollywood veteran actor, Chinwetalu Agu, Iyanya, DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Humility and Ms Bodega.

‘Hello’ video was directed by Mazi Cijizzle Cijay and produced by Wole Ogundare.

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Face Off 2015: Nigerian Celebrities Set For Basketball Friendly

Face OffTop Nigerian celebrities are teaming up to play basketball and compete with a top Nigeria Basketball league team in a friendly game.

The annual event tagged Face Off is a creative blend of basketball, music, dance and all round entertainment facilitated by intensive media coverage as a medium to drive key social values among young Nigerians.

The organisers say it is also a movement to revive Nigerians’ interest in basketball as an
“absolute urban sports genre”.

The 2015 edition of the basketball event would feature a host of A-List Nigerian celebrities vs. the popular basketball team ‘Lagos Islanders’ on November 27, at Landmark Centre, Lagos.

Celebrities that will be playing include, Sound Sultan, Tuface, Darey, Burna Boy, MI, Peter (PSquare), Kaffy, Iyanya, Jimmie, Praiz, N6, Vector and many more.

Although the main ‘Celebrities vs. Islanders’ game is scheduled for 7PM, the event starts by 5PM and will also feature other games like, Celebrities vs. Basketball Veterans, 3-point shooting competition, free throw competition, and a Slam Dunk contest.

Fans of Face Off have been encouraged to purchase tickets online. Free tickets will also be won in a competition on the official Facebook and Instagram pages of the event.

Face Off is a product of Playcenter Ltd in partnership with Lagos Islanders and produced by Tobems Media Ltd.

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Seyi Shay Drops ‘Right Now’ Remix

Seyi Shay, Banki W and IyanyaSeyi Shay has dropped the remix of  her hit single ‘Right Now’ which features Banky W and Iyanya.

Banky W and Iyanya came through on the track and delivered amazing verses.

‘Right Now’ remix followed up a succession of hits that have placed Seyi Shay at the top of the pecking order.

Seyi Shay, however, announced that she would be releasing her debut album ‘Seyi or Shay’ in November.

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Iyanya Drops ‘Gift’ Featuring Don Jazzy

iyanyaTriple MG star Iyanya has officially released the visuals for his banging hit track, ‘Gift’ which features Supreme Mavin Dynasty boss, Don Jazzy.

The video was shot on location in South Africa and Produced by Black Jezie.

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Davido Leads Channel O Africa Music Video Awards Nominees

DavidoThe nomination list for the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards has been released and one of Nigeria’s super stars, Davido leads the pack with 5 nominations; 4 for his hit love song Aye and one for the dance anthem, Skelewu.

Other Nigerian acts: 2face, Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay, Kcee, P-Square, Orezi, Jesse Jagz, Flavour, Patoranking, Iyanya, Niyola, Burna Boy, Phyno and Dr Sid got nominations also, in different categories.

Find the full list of nominees here:

Most Gifted Male
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Davido – Aye
Riky Rick Ft Okmalumkoolkat -AMANTOMBAZANE
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Sarkodie – Illuminati

Most Gifted Female
Thembi Seete – Thuntsha Lerole
Bucie Ft Heavy K – Easy To Love
Lizha James Ft Uhuru – Quem Ti Mandou
Tiwa Savage Ft Don Jazzy – Eminado
Seyi Shay – Irawo

Most Gifted Newcomer
Dream Team Ft Tamarsha, Aka & Big Nuz – Tsekede
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Emmy Gee Ft Ab Crazy & Dj Dimplez – Rands And Nairas
Diamond – Number One
Patoranking – Girlie O (REMIX)

Most Gifted Duo, Group Or Featuring
Uhuru Ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
R2bees Ft Wizkid – Slow Down
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Kcee Ft Wizkid – Pull Over

Most Gifted Dance
Uhuru Ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Davido – Skelewu
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
P Square – Personally
Busiswa Ft Various – Ngoku

Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall
Buffalo Souljah – Basawine
Orezi – Rihanna
Jesse Jaggz Feat Wizkid – Bad Girl
Patoranking – Girlie O (REMIX)
Shatta Wale – Everydoby Likes My Ting

Most Gifted Afro Pop
Davido – Aye
Mafikizolo Ft May D – Happiness
Diamond – Number One
Flavour – Ada Ada
Iyanya – Jombolo

Most Gifted Kwaito
Uhuru Ft Oskido & Professor – Y-Tjukutja
Character Ft Mono T & Oskido – Inxeba Lendoda
Big Nuz Ft Khaya Mthethwa – Incwadi Yothando
Dj Vetkuk Vs Mahoota – Khaba Lenja
Dj Cndo – Yamnandi Into

Most Gifted R&B
2face Ft T Pain – Rainbow
Jimmy Nevis Ft Kwesta – Balloon
Gb Collective Ft Brian Temba & Reason – Chocolate Vanilla
Donald – Crazy But Amazing
Niyola – Toh Bad

Most Gifted Hip Hop
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Khuli Chana Ft Da L.E.S & Magesh – Hape Le Hape 2.1
Phyno – Alobam
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Aka – Congratulate

Most Gifted Southern
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Aka – Congratulate
Zeus – Psych
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara

Most Gifted West
R2bees Ft Wizkid – Slow Down
Davido – Aye
Burna Boy Ft D’banj – Won Da Mo
Olamide – Turn Up
Dr Sid Ft Don Jazzy – Surulere

Most Gifted East
Sauti Sol – Nshike
Diamond – Number One
Navio – No Holding Back
Eddy Kenzo – Sitya Loss
Elani – Kookoo

Most Gifted Video Of The Year
Emmy Gee Ft Ab Crazy & Dj Dimplez – Rands And Nairas
Davido – Aye
K.O. Ft Kid X – Caracara
Burna Boy – Run My Race
Tiwa Savage Ft Don Jazzy – Eminado
Dr Sid Ft Don Jazzy – Surulere
Riky Rick Ft Okmalumkoolkat – Amantombazane
Cassper Nyovest – Doc Shebeleza
Sarkodie – Illuminati
Dj Clock Ft Beatenberg – Pluto (I Remember)
Aka – Congratulate
Diamond – Number One

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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Ja Rule And Ashanti Perform In Nigeria

Ja Rule and Ashanti pictureNigerians would be thrilled as American Rap Star, Ja Rule, and R&B Singer, Ashanti , will perform as part of an event to mark this year’s Independence Day celebration.

The international duet, would perform at a show, tagged: ‘Warri Again’, the flagship show, scheduled to hold on October 1 to mark Nigeria’s 54th Independence Day, according to Nigeriafilms.com. .

Other Nigerian Music Stars that would perform at the show, includes: Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Iyanya, Seyi Shay, Yemi Alade, Dr Sid, Daddy Showkey, Flavour and Oritsefemi.

Part of the songs Nigerians would be looking forward to hearing at the event would be a collaboration by the artistes, “Always On Time”, which set the music scene on fire, years ago.

Warri Again is a show aimed at rebranding Warri and making it a destination for entertainment.