Singer Kcee says his plan to contest in the Anambra governorship is not a joke.
Speaking on Rubbin Minds on Channels Television, the ‘Limpopo’ crooner explained that his ambition to become a governor is aimed at ensuring positive change.
“It is not a joke. When I declared my intention, the internet went down that day. Some people thought I was joking and some youths were like ‘Kcee don’t joke with us’ because they have been looking for a youth to stand up.”
Kcee is however not sure he will be on the ground on election day.
He said, “There are some things going down and I am standing my ground and standing my ground is I don’t want to go through the route they want me to go because those are the problems that most of the sitting governors and (those in) other positions are facing, where you have people sponsoring your project and I don’t want to fall into that category.
“I want to make sure that I have my people to support me and if they can’t support me, then no need to.”
Addressing the controversy he courted when he posted wads of dollars on his Instagram page, Kcee claimed that it was just a stunt suggested by his manager.
“That was strategic, that was a stunt. I did a song then called ‘Desire’ and if you listen to it, there is a line that says ‘my love for you, go dey fall like dollar’,: he said.
“So I did it to draw attention to the single at that time and we got the attention.”
Singer and songwriter Kcee has called out flamboyant Malaysian based Nigerian, Ray Hushpuppi for insulting and disrespecting musicians in Nigeria.
This came off the back of Hushpuppi dissing Ice Prince, Davido and Phyno on different occasions, but the latest one which was on Phyno really got Kcee upset which led to him calling out Hushpuppi via social media and expressing his thoughts to him.
He has also called on the EFCC to look into Hushpuppi’s money income.
The 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
MTV 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.
Nigerian 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).
News 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.
Star Quest, the music talent show which produced major Nigerian music and entertainment stars like KCEE, Klint D’Drunk, Mr Raw, and helped kick start the careers of many others like Presh, Psquare, DJ Switch and more, may have been rested by the organizers.
The show, which started in year 2002, has not held in two years, and news emerged on Wednesday that the company is launching a new talent show called The Winner Is.
Insiders are saying the new show will take off from where Star Quest stopped, but will feature entries from soloists, groups, friends in knock out musical duels with contestants also faced with dramatic game decisions to be made in order to win the available cash prizes.
Star The Winner Is, a music and game show which will crown the winner with a cash prize of N10m and brand new car.
Nigerian music stars, 2face, Tiwa Savage, M.I, Olamide, and 20 other artistes are set to thrill fans in 10 cities lined for the annual Star Music Trek.
After weeks of speculation, the full artiste line up for Music Trek 2014 has finally been unveiled.
The sensational unveiling, which held at the Federal Palace Hotel Victoria Island Lagos on March 19 in a scintillating sign-on party was well attended by dozens of celebrity guests, including Olisa Adibua, Toni Kan, Uti Nwachukwu, Tee-Y Mix, Mark Redguard, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi, Tunde Ednut, Mo’ Eazy, D’Tunes, HarrySongs.
Hosts, Gbenga Adeyinka, DO2UN of Cool FM and Laf Up ensured that the suspense was fully maintained with guests left guessing right up to the final unveiling of who would eventually make up the Star 2014 Trek line up.
This year’s selection of Nigerian stars comprises an exciting combination of artistes at the top of their game with a few major surprises. Still on the Trek this year are fans’ favorites, Tiwa Savage, 2face, M.I, Olamide and many others. Noticeably missing, however, are D’banj and dynamic duo P’square, who featured prominently on the 2013 Trek.
The surprise introduction of Davido, and Wizkid promises to spice things up!
Artistes on Music Trek include 2face, Tiwa Savage, M.I, Olamide, Davido, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Sound Sultan, Pasuma, Mr Raw, Dr Sid, Naeto C, KCee, Sean Tizzle, Phyno and May D.
Hosts are Gbenga Adeyinka, DO2TUN of Cool FM and Laf Up with DJ Xclusive, DJ Neptune, DJ Switch, DJ Blaise as official DJs for The Trek.
The Trek 2014 will be touring the following cities across the country, Nsukka (29th March), Makurdi, (5th April), Uyo (12th April), Umuahia (19th April), Orlu (26th April), Ekwulobia, (3rd May) Onitsha Fegge, (11th May), Benin (17th May), Ado Ekiti, (24th May), and Lagos May 31st.
Five-star music artist, Kingsley Okonkwo, popularly known as Kcee, has revealed that he will be collaborating with International female rapper Nicki Minaj.
In an exclusive interview with Channels Television’s Entertainment Crew, he mentioned that work was ongoing between him and Nicki but insisted that his record label would reveal it in due time.
Speaking on his break up with his former partner Presh, Kcee said the duo’s break up was due to hunger for change and the need to be able to create a different kind of music.
He added that they were still friends, although they never knew they were going to break up. “It just came but we will be working on a track soon,” he said.
His record label 5- star music has signed up an artist Harrisong, who came from Question mark record label, the upcoming artist Harrisong mentioned that the transition from Question Mark to 5-Star was not difficult because they were like a “family” and he had known Kcee for a long time.