Koko Master D’banj, Launches Talent Hunt Project, ‘Cream’

dbanj, koko master, talent haunt project, cream, Internationally recognised award winner and entertainer, Dapo Oyebanjo, globally known as Dbanj (Koko-master), has announced the roll out of his latest talent hunt project, ‘Cream’, to reward young creative minds in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

The singer, songwriter and self-proclaimed ‘koko master’ grew through the ranks within the Nigerian music sphere, beginning with his debut single ‘tongolo’ in 2005.

Having risen to the pinnacle of the Nigerian music industry on the back of five albums, the former MO’hits man announced that his new mission was to nurture budding talents in Nigeria.

According to him, talents are everywhere and in order to reach out to them, he created the platform that would bring young talents together from far and wide.

Working with him to achieve this is American talent manager, Tonya Merritt, who had worked with American talents, including 2 Chainz, Idriss Elba and many others.

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Merritt believes Nigeria boasts of talented individuals who are capable of ruling the music world.

In June 2011, D’banj and his then music partner, Don Jazzy signed to American music imprint ‘Good Music’ owned by multiple grammy award winner Kanye West.

A deal which was believed to eventually lead to the breakup of MO’hits, their own indigenous record label.

Today, artists like Tiwa Savage, David O and Wizkid also brag about gaining the attention of international audience.

D’banj’s latest single ‘If No Be God’, gives a different vibe from the typical dance-oriented D’banj’s songs.

IBK Spaceshipboi Releases Album Art, Track List

IBK Spaceshipboi has officially unveiled the art work and track list of his debut album entitled ‘I Come In Peace.’

IBK Spaceshipboi gained recognition when he emerged as the winner of the Don Jazzy’s Enigma Beat Competition in 2011. Thereafter, he produced the first ever BET Nigerian Cypher in 2012.

The album which will be released on November 25th 2013 under his own production company Martianship Music Company, will feature tracks like ‘Light in Me’ featruing Tychi, which has bagged award nominations.

Speaking about the album, IBK Spaceshipboi said “I guarantee the world that this is an album you would want to have.”

Album art was created by Raphael Kazeem (Blue Box Media INC).

 

Atumpan Drops Brand New Video For “Clap Clap”

Ghanaian pop star, Atumpan has released the music video for his track titled, ‘Clap Clap’.

The popstar, who has been nominated for ‘Best African Act’ at this year’s MOBO Awards, recently, released his single “The Thing” in the UK via Ministry of Sound.

“Clap Clap” was produced by Mix-Master Garzy (Sarkodie, R2Bees, 4×4).

The video was directed by George Guise for Visionnaire Pictures, whose directorial credits include Azealia Banks, Tiwa Savage and Mark Morrison among others.

The colourful visuals for “Clap Clap” see Atumpan in his elements as he makes an ode to the beauty of urban African men and women of our generation irrespective of size, height of colour, while giving a subtle visual nod to the late great Michael Jackson.

The infectious “Clap Clap” was also premiered by DJ Abrantee on Choice FM and on BBC 1Xtra by DJ Edu.

“Clap Clap” will be out on iTunes on October 27, in the meantime, enjoy the exciting new music video below.

PHOTO: Price Tillaman Rides Into Party On Horseback

Nigerian Afro pop singer, Tillaman stunned attendees of a party when he rode in on a horse.

The ‘Ko ma roll’ crooner who headlined a recent music concert, Industry Nite, wowed the audience riding  to the event on his new beast!

It was a music-filled night as Tillaman, his band, DJ XGee, DJ Spinall and guests artistes like Zyhno Spikes, Trigga, Vector, JJC, Tunde Ednut and others thrilled the audience.

Speaking about his song, Ori Owo, which many say deserves more airplay than it is currently enjoying, Tillaman told Channels Television in an exclusive chat that “Ori Owo is a great song and it deserves all the exposure a song can get. But then again, you will be surprised at how far the song has gone.”

He also expressed his desire for priracy to become history in the entertainment industry, “so artistes can actually reap as much as they deserve”.

Also in attendance were Euphoric Dynasty: CEO The General, DJ Xclusive, Morachi, Shank, Modenine, Nivvy G, General Pype, Jahborne, Uzi, Blink, DJ Kentalky, Mr 2K, several radio and TV OAPs amongst others.

Tillaman recently released the video for his song, Ori Owo.

 

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eLDee Drops ‘We Made It’ Video Featuring Sojay

Trybe records boss and rapper, eLDee, has released the official music video for the song titled, We Made It, featuring label signee, Sojay.

On the track, eLDee raps about the story of his music career; how he built himself to become one of Nigeria’s best and most respected rappers.

He also disclosed the reasons why his first musical group, Trybesmen, which produced other popular acts like Sasha P, Freestyle, Blaise, Dr. SID, 2 Shotz, stating that “they couldn’t really make money”.

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Mike Olay Drops Rap, Pop Edition Of “Take You Home”

America based Nigerian singer, Mike Olay makes his debut in the Nigerian entertainment industry with the release of his song titled Take You Home, which he produces in rap and pop versions.

This is probably the first ever from this part of the world for an artiste to release two different versions of the same song, as singer/rapper/songwriter/producer/dancer.

Produced by rave-making producer Spellz, Mike Olay delivers a rap version of the song where he raps smoothly switching between his American rap accent and the indigenous pidgin and Yoruba languages, and a pop edition which perfectly fits a Nigerian-party-rocking song in tune, style and melody.

Mike Olay who is debuting on the Nigerian entertainment scene with this effort actually started in the United States where he released his first single “When I’m Gone”.

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Chidinma Drops ‘Emi Ni Baller’ Video, Features IllBliss, Tha Suspect

Popular ‘Kedike’ crooner, Chidinma has just released the music video for her song titled ‘Emi Ni Baller’ featuring rap lords, IllBliss and Tha Suspect.

In the video, we see Chidinma rapping in both English and Yoruba. The Lagos-bred singer exudes confidence larger than her petite frame as she raps to her hearts content.

Chidinma made the big time by emerging as the first ever female winner of the Project Fame competition previously won by Darey, Iyanya, Mike Anyasodo and others.

She sealed a niche in the music industry with her song Kedike and now Emi Ni Baller gives fans and critics much to talk about.

The newly released video was shot in London and directed by award-winning producer, Clarence Peters.

Samklef Features Terry G In ‘Display’ Video

Popular producer and singer, Samklef has released his latest song in which he features fellow producer and long time friend, Terry G.

The two artistes have churned out hits after hits in their career however the song titled ‘Display’ is their first collaboration.

The video which was shot by Samklef himself, brings out a side of him which fans are not used to as everyone in the video catch the ‘display’ frenzy and dance it all off.

Terry G and Samklef learnt how to produce at the same church.

Here’s Samklef’s new single and video “display”.

 

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