O-Gee Drops Single, Collect, Featuring Oritsefemi

O-GeeOne of Nigeria’s up and coming artistes, O-Gee Isichei, with the stage name, O-Gee, has dropped a single, featuring popular artiste, Oritsefemi.

The song, Collect (Ifechukwude), is a production of Nobleways Entertainment, directed by Avalon Okpe.

The video was shot in Lagos’ waterways, showing the aquatic beauty of Nigeria’s commercial city.

O-Gee is from Ubulu Okiti in Delta State, southern Nigeria.

He is a songwriter born on September 12 and is a graduate in Estate Management from Federal Poly Nekede in Imo State.

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Headies 9th Edition To Hold in October

Headies High Res.The 9th edition of the annual urban and hip-hop culture awards, ‘The Headies’ has been scheduled to hold on October 25.

An African media and entertainment company, Smooth Promotions, made the announcement on Thursday.

The Headies, since its inception in 2006, has recognised the distinguished achievements of artists and entertainers in a number of categories, including Rap, RnB, Dancehall and Alternative.

The organisers are yet to reveal the noteworthy hosts, nominees and special artiste performances for The Headies 2014.

Last year, the dynamic duo of Tiwa Savage and Dr SID opened the awards ceremony to much acclaim and for the first time, The Headies introduced a new category – The Best Alternative Song – which shed light on new exciting contenders.

Meanwhile, organisers of The Headies have opened its doors to receive music materials for nomination in the 9th edition of urban and hip-hop culture music awards.

Only music materials released between July 2013 and June 2014 qualify for entry. The process opens July 22, 2014 and closes August 30, 2014.

Burial Arrangement For Late Singer, Kefee

kefee2The burial arrangement for late gospel singer, Irikefe Obareki Don-Momoh, popularly known as Kefee, has been announced on behalf of the family by the Kefee Memorial Committee (a coalition of Kefee’s family & friends in the Gospel Music & Entertainment Industry).

According to the announcement, Kefee will be laid to rest at her hometown, Okpara Inland in Delta State on Friday 11th July.
Full details of the burial below:

Thursday 10th of July:
Candlelight/Service Of Songs
Venue: Oba Akezua Cultural Centre, Airport Road, Benin City, Edo State
Time: 5pm – 7:30pm

Friday 11th July 2014:
Home Going Service/Internment
Venue: Akpevweoghene Educational Centre, Open Field, Okpara Inland, Ethiope East, Delta State
Time: 12Noon – 2pm

Friday 11th July 2014:
Celebration of Kefee’s Life
Venue: Events Galleria, Okirigwe Junction by MFM, Sapele, Delta State
Time: 4pm – 7pm

May her soul continue to rest in perfect peace.

BET Awards: Beyonce, Pharrell, Davido, Nicki Minaj Win Big

BEETThe 2014 BET Awards held on Sunday night, June 29 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

African stars and media including Tiwa Savage, Mafikozolo, Ice Prince, Stephanie Coker and Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi were at the event.

Nigerian music star, Davido won the Best International Act-Africa.

The night’s big winner was Beyonce. The pop superstar got three awards, including the 2014 FAN-demonium award, voted on by viewers. Pharrell Williams and August Alsina also had a happy night, taking home two awards apiece.

Nicki Minaj won for Best Female Hip Hop Star, and in her acceptance speech, she praised herself as a hip-hop star that doesn’t have someone writing for her, an apparent dig at Iggy Azalea. Drake beat out Jay Z for Best Male Hip Hop star.

12 Years a Slave was chosen as Best Movie, with the film’s stars, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, taking home acting awards. Lionel Richie was honored as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

One memorable moment of the night was Kevin Hart interrupting presenter, Kerry Washington and referring to himself as “Oliver Pope,” a reference to Washington’s Scandal character, Olivia Pope.

Full list of winners below… 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Pharrell Williams

Best Group: Young Money

Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake

Video Of The Year: Pharrell Williams

Best New Artist: August Alsina

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Best Movie: 12 Years A Slave

Sportsman Of The Year: Kevin Durant

Best International Act UK: Krept And Konan

Viewers’ Choice Award: August Alsina

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyonce

Best Collaboration: Beyonce And Jay Z

Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Video Director Of The Year: Hype Williams

Best Gospel Artist: Tamela Mann

Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o

Youngstars Award: Keke Palmer

Sportswoman Of The Year: Serena Williams

Best International Act Africa: Davido

Centric Award: Jhene Aiko

Evolution of Nigeria entertainment industry

As Nigeria celebrates 52 years of Independence from colonial rule, one sector that has experienced tremendous growth is the entertainment industry.

The video report below chronicles the evolution of the movie and music part of the entertainment industry that started to grow and shows various levels of development in Nigeria.

The report also contains advices from veteran musicians and actors for upcoming professional in the entertainment industry.

How my hobby became my passion – Ebele the flutist

Ebele Ezeamakam popular referred to as Ebele the flutist, one of the few women, who entertain music lovers with tunes from the flute, on Saturday spoke on how what began as a hobby have grown to a passion and a career.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s weekend programme, Sunrise, the Anambra born musician, who started playing the flute at age 15, said in the next five years she desires to be a mega star in her career.

Watch the complete interview in the video below: