Nomoreloss Passes On After Brief Illness

NomorelossTalented Nigerian singer and songwriter, Olumuyiwa Osinuga, popularly known as ‘Nomoreloss’ has passed on.

The veteran artiste was confirmed dead on Monday, March 21, after battling an illness since January.

He has contributed immensely to the growth of the Nigerian music industry and his death would be felt by the industry.

After his death was made known, Twitter was awash with condolences from people in the music industry, his fans and other sympathisers.

MTV Base West Africa wrote:

Some of Nomoreloss’ popular songs are Iyawo Asiko, Ololufe, Ojuri and So Sorry.

I Never Used Drugs, I had Spiritual Problems

Majek-FashekA popular Nigerian artiste, revered for his lyrical content, Majek Fashek, says he never used drugs, contradicting insinuations that he was introduced to drugs in the United States. 

On a Channels Television Sunday Programme, Rubbin’ Minds, Majek said  what he had was home problem and that it was spiritual. “I never used drug. If i used drug, you wont see my again. I would not be here. The problem I had was home trouble jealousy and that cannot be taken away from our continent and country,” he said.

He expressed satisfaction with the progress that the entertainment industry in Nigeria had recorded over the years

“I am impressed that Nigeria’s entertainment industry grew up, but the problem is the political industry.

He pointed out that he travelled to the United States because he got a contract with Sony Music and needed to take hos career to another level.

Majek listed some popular musicians he had had to work with while in the US to include, Jay-z and Missy Elliott amongst others.

The artiste who sang the popular ‘Send Down The Rain’ stressed the need for the music industry to continue to be developed, emphasising that ‘music gets the young people out of the street’. “I am proud of the music and entertainment industry in Nigeria.

I am happy with what I saw when I returned to Nigeria. People like D’bang, Davido and others have developed Nigerian music.

He pointed out that their songs were basically dance music, questioning “how an individual could be dancing where there is no food in his stomach?

Majek would be bringing out an 10-track album with some reggae tunes in July.

According to him, the album would contain songs that would address issues in governance and also speak to Nigerians.

 

Dr. Dre Taking A Deep Into Music Streaming Service

Rapper and music producer Dr.Dre has taken another huge step in the music industry surely to allow the million dollar man to rake in more dollars into his coffers as he recently acquired MOG; as the headphone maker is indeed working on a streaming service to launch sometime next year.

Beats acquired MOG mostly for its technology, as music licenses are not transferable in a sale like this.

Beats thought in the line of spreading its tentacles before anyone thought of it as Dre’s ace in using MOG to accelerate plans to launch its own streaming service.

And recent info is that Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is affiliated with the project, which is codenamed Daisy.

The service will offer music streaming, but with a big focus on curation, both algorithm and human based and it’s the current low point of any on-demand streaming service.