Don Jazzy Won’t Change My Sound – Johnny Drille

Don Jazzy Won't Change My Sound - Johnny DrilleMavin Records’ latest signee, Johnny Drille, is beyond thrilled he is now a member of the Supreme Mavin Dynasty, more so because he gets to maintain control over his ‘alternative’ sound and musical direction.

The Don Jazzy led imprint, which welcomed its first alternative act on Tuesday, is packed full with pop artistes including Korede Bello and Reekado Banks.

Drille, who believes he has something special to bring to the Mavin table, said he has no worries.

“So far, so good. He’s been giving me a lot of control over what direction I will take and I’m really grateful for that”, he said, during an exclusive phone chat with Entertainment News, adding “he’s let me produce most of my songs”.

2017 is shaping up nicely for Drille who was once described as the future of the Nigerian music industry by respected musician Cobhams Asuquo.

“The good thing about being part of the family is we are all diverse. We are all different people of different gifts and different genres of music.

“Yes, most of us on the label are pop artistes but then, we all have special things that we offer,” said the new Mavin signee.

Don Jazzy and Drille got into talks shortly after the 26-year-old guitarist released a cover for ‘aww’ by Di’ja in 2017 and their relationship led to an official agreement in February 2017.

The SMD boss made the announcement via social media and it was well received by Drille’s fans and the music community.

Drille first came into public consciousness via the Project Fame competition in 2013 and has since won hundreds of fans over with songs like ‘my beautiful love’, ‘wait for me’ and ‘dear future wife’.

Iyanya Joins Mavin Records, Drops New Single With Don Jazzy

Iyanya, Mavin, DonjazzyThe Mavin Crew on Monday, welcomed a new member, Iyanya, to the record label.

The artist finally broke the silence by announcing that he is officially joining Mavin Records with the release of a new song featuring Don Jazzy as well as Dr. Sid.

The R&B, afro-pop singer, who used to be in partnership with Ubi Franklyn, made the exit from their record label, ‘Triple MG’.

His new hit tune titled ‘Up 2 Sumting’ was produced by the Record label Boss, Don Jazzy.

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Don Jazzy and Iyanya

According to Iyanya, this comes after months of speculation about his future.

Meanwhile, the track, which was released on Monday, October 31, coincides with the singer’s 30th birthday.

With this new move, Iyanya joins other artistes on the record label including Tiwa Savage, Dr. Sid, D’Prince, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks and Di’Ja.

In a press statement, he stated: “I am at a decision-making curve in my music career where I have to make the right professional and creative decisions. At this point, I realised the need to put in solid structures in place, to move to the next level of my career.

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“I think I have found that professional and creative backbone in Mavin Records.”

Don Jazzy, who broke the news on his Twitter handle also on Monday, equally expressed excitement about the new partnership.

“Iyanya brings his own unique style and sound to the Mavin Records family.

“From the first time I stepped into the studio with him, there was an instant chemistry and energy.

“He is an amazing talent and he has great musical versatility, this is an exciting time for us and our fans have a lot of great music to look forward to,”  he said.

Also acknowledging Iyanya’s entry to the Mavin crew, on his Facebook page, Mavin Grandpa, Mr Colins Enebeli, wrote: “Happy birthday Mavin Iyanya and welcome to SMD. Congrats!”.

Achievements

As a means of exploring a more creative phase of his career, the Cross River State born singer, had signed a management deal with leading creative talent agency, Temple Management Company, earlier on the year.

Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk launched into a blistering music career when he won the MTN Project Fame West Africa in 2008.

The singer, who has been endorsed by several brands, has three albums to his credit since he started his music career.

The Graduate of Business Management from University of Calabar, (UNICAL), grabbed global attention with the hit single, ‘Kukere’ and went on to get nominations at the Channel O Music Video Awards, Headies awards, Soul Train Music Awards and Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

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.

Headies Awards 2015: Full List Of Winners

headies awardsThe highly anticipated Headies Awards 2015 ceremony was held in Lagos on Friday, January 1, night.

The award was organised to recognize the talents of Nigerian music stars and reward them in grand style.

Here Is The Full List Of Winners.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.
Ycee – Winner
Nominees: Base one, Koker , Pepenazi , HumbleSmith ,Young GreyC

NEXT RATED
Reekado Bankz (Winner)
Nominees: Lil’ Kesh , Kiss Daniel, Cynthia Morgan , Korede Bello

BEST POP SINGLE
Godwin – Korede Bello (WINNER)
Nominees: Ojuelegba – Wizkid , Collabo – P-Square Feat. Don Jazzy , My Woman, My Everything – Patoranking Feat. Wande Coal ,
Woju – Kiss Daniel, Bobo – Olamide

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
Olamide – Bobo
Nominees: Small Doctor – Mosquito Killer, Mastakraft feat. Olamide, CDQ& David O – Indomie, Falz The Bad Guy Feat. Yemi Alade & Poe – Hello Bae, Reminisce – Skillashi

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
Timi Dakolo – Wish Me Well (Winner)
Nominees: Praiz – If I fall , Shaydee – High, Cobhams – Do The Right Thing , Bez – There’s A Fire

BEST R&B SINGLE
Wish Me Well – Timi Dakolo (Winner)
Nominees: Heartbeat – Praiz, Baby Daddy – Iyanya, Say You Love Me – Leriq ft. Wizkid , Do the Right Thing – Cobhams Ft. Bez

BEST RAP SINGLE
King Kong – Vector
Nominees: Bad Belle – M.I, Bank Alert – Ill Bliss , Local Rapper – Reminisce Feat. Olamide, Phyno & Stomrex, G.O.D – T.R

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
Aramide – Iwo Nikan
Nominees: Waje – Coco Baby, Asa – Bed of Stone ,Simi – Tiff, Yemi Alade – Duro Timi

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
German Juice – Cynthia Morgan (Winner)
Nominees: Sanko – Timaya, My Body – Solid Star Feat. Timaya, Daniella Whyne – Patoranking, Cheques and Balance – Burna Boy, Bad Girl Special (Remix) – Mr. 2Kay feat. Cynthia Morgan & Seyi Shay

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Katapot (Reekado Banks) – UnLimited LA (Winner)
Nominees: Jamb Question (Simi) – Mex . Crazy (Seyi Shay) – Meji Alabi, The Sound (DavidO Feat. Uhuru & Dj Buckz) – Sesan , Baby Jollof (Solid Star Feat. Tiwa Savage) – Clarence Peters
Note: This award goes to the video director.

BEST COLLABO
Local Rapper – Reminisce Feat. Olamide & Phyno
Nominees: Hold on – Joe El Feat. 2Face Idibia, Bad Girl Special (Remix) – Mr. 2Kay Feat. Cynthia Morgan & Seyi Shay, Shoki (Remix) – Lil’Kesh Feat. Olamide & David O, Do The right Thing – Cobhams ft. Bez, Sisi – Praiz ft. Wizkid

BEST RAP ALBUM
Chairman – M.I.
Nominees: Above Ground Level – Modenine , Baba Hafusa – Reminisce, Street OT – Olamide

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Legendury Beatz – Ojuelegba
Nominees: Don Jazzy – Godwin (Korede Bello) , Mastakraft – Wiser (Flavour), Young John – Bobo (Olamide), Shizzi – Fans Mi (DavidO),
Cobhams – There’s A Fire (Bez)

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
Vector – King Kong
Nominees: Ill Bliss – Bank Alert (remix) Feat. Ice Prince, Eva Alordiah & Phyno, Reminisce – Baba Hafusa, G.O.D – T.R

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
Yemi Alade – King of Queens (Winner)
Nominees: Praiz – Rich n Famous, Skales – Man of the Year

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR.
Wish Me Well – Timi Dakolo (Winner)
Nominees: Ojuelegba – Wizkid, Eyo – Asa , Bez – There’s A Fire, Cobhams – Do the right Thing

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG
Adekunle Gold – Sade (Winner)
Nominees: Di’Ja – Awwwwww, Bez – There’s A Fire, Asa – Satan Be Gone, Ugovinna – Rain On Me, Simi – Tiff

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Olamide Winner
Nominees: David O, Wizkid, Yemi Alade , P-Square

SONG OF THE YEAR
Ojuelegba – Wizkid (Winner)
Nominees: Godwin – Korede Bello , Kiss Daniel – Woju, Olamide – Bobo

HALL OF FAME
2 face Idibia.

A Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
A.Y.O. – Wizkid (Winner)
Nominees: Bed of Stone – Asa, King of Queens – Yemi Alade, Rich & Famous – Praiz, Double Trouble – Psquare

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A.Y.O. – Wizkid (Winner)
Nominees: Rich n Famous – Praiz, King of Queens – Yemi Alade, Street OT – Olamide , Chairman – M.I. Double Trouble – P Square

AFRICAN ARTISTE – Non Nigerian
Sarkodie (Winner)
Nominees: Diamond Platnumz , Cassper Nyovest , Sarkodie , Uhuru , AKA

2015 Most Watched Nigerian Music Videos

korede bello's romantic video, ranked most watched No day goes by without a video being released in Nigeria’s music industry.

In 2015, many artistes used videos to boost their profiles and a number of directors also etched their names in gold by their display of creativity.

Here are the most watched music videos of 2015.

 

At Number 7

@iam_kissdaniel #Woju ft @TiwaSavage @iam_Davido is no. 7 on @ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7Videosof2015. Dropped March. 5.8M views. Avg 580k/month.

— Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015

    At Number 6 On @ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7VideosOf2015@iam_Davido‘s #FansMi ft @MeekMill comes in at No. 6 w/ 4.3 million views garnered over 6 months. — Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015

 

At Number 5

On @ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7VideosOf2015@2niteFlavour‘s #Ololufe ft @chidinmaekile is no. 5. Dropped February w/ 7.4M views. Avg 672K/month

— Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015

    At Number 4 On @ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7VideosOf2015@olamide_YBNL‘s #Shakitibobo comes at number 4. Released in May. Viewed 5.5 million times. — Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015
    At Number 3 On @ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7VideosOf2015@koredebello‘s #GODWIN ft @DonJazzy of @MAVINRECORDS is no 3! 5.1 million views in 7 months. — Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015

At Number 2

@ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7VideosOf2015 @rudeboypsquare/@PeterPsquare #Collabo w/ @Donjazzy is no. 2! Released Feb. 17M views. Avg 1.6M/month — Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015

At Number 1

On @ChannelsTV_ENT‘s #Top7VideosOf2015#ROMANTIC by @KoredeBello ft. @TiwaSavage. Released two weeks ago w/ 1.1M views. Avg of 2.2M/month.

— Mayowa Ogundele (@CTV_MayowaO) December 29, 2015

Don Jazzy, Yaw, AY Others In Korede Bello’s Godwin Video

korede bello, godwinMavin records star, Korede Bello is finally out with the visual interpretation of his hit victory song, Godwin, directed by Adasa Cookey.

Label boss, Don Jazzy features prominently in the doro-mega-super-star video, while Dr. Sid as well as comic acts, AY and Yaw made cameo appearances in Godwin video.

Let’s not forget comedian Bovi’s hilarious intro and outro in the video.

Watch here:

Mavin Artistes ‘WOW’ At Ghana Meets Naija Concert

Mavin Records stars staged a stellar performance at the Ghana Meets Naija Concert which held in Accra over the weekend.

Songs performed included Katapot which saw singer Reekado Banks getting married on stage and Surulere by Dr. Sid with label boss, Don Jazzy.

Check out pictures below:
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Mavins Crew Drop Looku Looku Video

mavinsA popular Nigerian music label, the Mavins have dropped another all-star video with Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Di’Ja, Reekado Banks and Korede Bello in ‘Looku Looku’, a single they released a few weeks ago.

The Mavins are definitely on a roll considering the materials they have already put out in 2015.

The video for the track which features the Marvin crew, was shot for Unlimited L.A.

Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr. Sid, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di’Ja all delivered a verse each on the song.

Check it out:

Korede Bello Releases “Godwin”

korede belloMavin Records artist, Korede Bello, is out with a new song. The released single is titled ‘Godwin’, and produced by Don Jazzy.

‘Godwin’ is a song with lyrics dedicated to the ascendancy and potency of God and emphasises that God wins everything man does.

Have a listen.

Photos: Dr. Sid Ties Knot With Simi Osomo

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Mr and Mrs Esiri

Mavin Record artiste, Dr. Sid on Saturday tied the knot with his sweet heart Simi Osomo at a colourful wedding in Lagos.

The star-studded event had in attendance Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Toke Makinwa,Banky W, Tania Omotayo, Toolz, Korede Bello, BOJ, Tee Billz, Fade Ogunro, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Freda Francis, Tunde Demuren, Tunde Ednut, DJ Cuppy and others.

Mavin Record’s boss, Don Jazzy surprised the couple with a car gift.

 

 

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Marcy Dolapo Oni
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Toolz
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First Kiss!
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Mavin All Stars Premiere “Dorobucci” Video

dorobucciDon Jazzy led Mavin Records has released the video for its latest hit, Dorobucci.

Mavin All Stars – Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid, D’Prince, Korede Bello, Di’Ja and Reekado Banks, performed in the video.

The video directed by Nick Roux of Molotov Cocktail Productions was shot in South Africa. It features cameo appearances by the winner of the Channel O Mavin Super-fan competition winner Natalie Pitswe.

Enjoy!