Headies 2016: Mayorkun Announced As Rookie Of The Year 

Headies 2016: Mayorkun Announced As Rookie Of The Year Exactly a week after the 2016 installment of the prestigious Headies Awards, Davido music worldwide act, Mayorkun, has joined the league of winners of the prized statuette.

The ‘eleko’ singer, was announced winner of the omitted ‘rookie of the year’ category, post event, beating contemporaries including label mate, Dremo, Chocolate City singer, Dice Ailes; Terry Apala and Mz Kiss.

The organizers explained that the winner of this category was not announced on the night of the award because the artistes gave their opening performance late.

Hosted by Rapper, Falz and Actress, Adesua Etomi, the show threw up few exciting moments, mainly coming from artistes’ performances and the great job done by the hosts.

It was, however, a disappointment for many Nigerian music fans who had hoped to see their favourite stars, as many A-list artistes did not attend the event.

As a result, many award winners were not on stage to receive their plaques.

However, Kiss Daniels, Darey Art Alade and some others who bagged awards were present to receive theirs. See full list here.

Burna Boy Releases Visuals For ‘Mandem Anthem’

Burna-BoyReggae dance hall singer, Burna boy, has released the visuals for his new joint, titled ‘Mandem Anthem’

The Caribbean influenced video, was directed by Director Q, and is already getting rave reviews as a must listen ‘feel good’ song.

The act recently headlined the Native Festival, which took place at Victoria Island Lagos, alongside super stars, YCee, Uk artist, Skepta, among others.

Listen up and enjoy.

Olamide Releases ‘Omo Wobe Anthem’ Featuring Burna Boy

Olamide Releases 'Omo Wobe Anthem' Ft Burna BoyAhead of the release of his 6th studio album titled ‘The Glory’, YBNL front-liner, Olamide, has teamed up with Burna boy on a new single, ‘Omo Wobe Anthem’.

The track was produced by pheelz and for now, is only available on iTunes.

Olamide had announced that he would be launching ‘The Glory’, on December 26, 2016.

The artist hinted that “It’ll be a hip-hop album this time, no experimenting – just rap. I’m doing this for the culture and hardcore fans”.

2016 Has Been Challenging Yet Successful – Harrysong

Harrysong, 2016 successPopular ‘Reggae Blues’ crooner, Harrysong, has made major impact and hit huge success in 2016 despite various economic as well as personal challenges.

The track ‘Reggae Blues’ became an instant hit within the Nigerian Music sphere, and also crossed into some international music scenes.

The man behind the atonal music, Harrison Tare Okiri, popularly known by the stage name, Harrysong, confesses that the track catapulted him to yet another level of stardom.

In an interview with Channels Television, he described his career in 2016 as challenging, yet fruitful and interesting because in his words, “we’ve achieved quite a lot”.

He recounted some of the major international shows, including the One Music Fest, that have accounted for the success of his career in the year 2016.

Speaking of his creative journey, he said being a song writer and content producer, he goes along with the flow of the market.

“I try to see where the market is going now, before I produce content. If I can change it, I change it, if I don’t want to, I just play along and still make a difference”, he added.

Harryson who was born as the only child to Ijaw parents in Warri, Delta state, narrated that he went into music after he lost his mother.

He said a strained relationship between him and his step-mother led to him dropping out of school and discovering his new found love for music, which grew while he was still in Port-harcourt.

As his career continued to grow, he took some of his colleagues back to his home state for a peace concert.

Speaking of the concert, he said it was inspired by a land dispute which had occurred in his hometown.

According to him, afterwards, he felt he could be a voice to the community, through the peace concert, which was expected to serve as a re-orientation opportunity for youths and the larger community through the musical platform.

Among other successes the artist highlighted, Harrysong hinted that he is set to release something new for fans in the next two months.

Patoranking Releases ‘Money’ Music Video

patoranking, money, music video, phynoDancehall artist, Patoranking, has released a video to one of the tracks off his new album, God Over Everything.

The track titled ‘money’, features rapper, Phyno, and was directed by Sesan.

The Alubarika crooner, who started his career as a dancer, and lover of ghetto music as well as dancehall vibes, appears to now be the rave of the moment.

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Patoranking, Phyno

With his vocal command and patois flair, he has so far done over 10 collaborations, including that of his ‘Girly o’ remix in which he featured Nigeria’s Biggest Female artist, Tiwa Savage.

Penthauze label member, Phyno, on the other hand, has gained much popularity for his unique rap style usually done in the Igbo language.

With recent collaborations with artists such as YBNL’s Olamide, law graduate turned musician/comedian, Falz, and many others in the industry, the artist appears to have gained even more fan base.

AO Of G.R.A.P Music Drops New Single

AOMeanwhile, G.R.A.P music signee, A.O, has dropped his first official single, ‘Walahi Walahi which features label mate, Vector and rapper, Jesse Jagz.

The highly anticipated track was produced by heavily sought after Producer Licious Crackitt.

Some reviews on the track have already revealed that there seemed to be a lot of refreshing experimentation on the record, most noticeable the relaxed baritone voice singing in the chorus.Falz

With Falz ‘upping’ his rap game with more frequent collaborations as well as music releases, he has yet again featured Ajebutter 22 and Fresh L on a new track titled ‘Regards To Your Mumsy’ which was produced by Oluwasesan.