Jeffery Daniels Encourages Nigerian Artistes To Stay True To Their Sound

Jeffery Daniels, Nigerian Acts, SoundFamous American R&B singer, songwriter and choreographer, Jeffery Daniels, has advised aspiring singers to continue to focus on their strengths and strive to be original.

He told Channels Television that he had noticed that in the beginning, artists try to explore various genre, only to crossover to the dominant pop sound after a while.

Daniels, who was a founding member of the popular 80’s group Shalamar, was also known for his dance and choreography moves, one of which was the famed moonwalk, eventually made popular by Michael Jackson.

Advanced ‘Out Of Nothing’

Between 2010 and 2013, he gained exposure to the Nigerian music industry, as a musical reality television show judge alongside Yinka Davies and Audu Maikori who was later replaced by Charly Boy and later Femi Kuti.

Over the past few years of picking interest in Nigerian music, Daniels has mentored a couple of new talents.

He expressed his surprise at how much the industry had advanced, ‘out of nothing’.

Nigerian music is heavily characterised by dance elements. It is a general believe that the most successful songs are the ones with heavy beats and groovy melody.

However, some also believe that there are only few acts such as Adekunle Gold and Brymo who can garner commercial success from making other genres of music, as the industry is largely monolithic.

Nigerian Idols’ Jayfeel Releases First Single, Ghetto Love

The 3rd runner-up of Nigerian Idol’s third season, Joshua Enakhimion aka Jayfeel, has released a brand new single titled, Ghetto Love, produced by Samklef.

Nigerian Idols season 3 was fun, especially for the quality of contestants that took part. Although he didn’t win, one contestant people won’t forget in a hurry is Jayfeel.

After thrilling on the show and having fun while doing it, Jayfeel went on to sign a $150,000 deal with Optima Media Group (OMG) and is set to debut on the scene as not just a charismatic face and beautiful voice, but also a great performer and relevant brand to music in Nigeria and beyond.

Signed on to Klefsound Management founded by award-winning producer Samklef, the young act is releasing his debut single not just as a music file but with a video to express himself to fans better before the official video drops.

The music video was directed by Samklef .


Nigerian Idol Finalist, Diwari Drops New Single “Ogun Mi”

Recently signed to M Music Records, DIWARI, a season 2 finalist of Nigerian Idol, is back with her brand new single titled “Ogun Mi” (My Medicine).

‘Ogun Mi’ is a soulful Afro-Latin fusion written by her and produced by BIG L.

Diwari who hails from Opobo in Rivers state has a Law Degree and a Masters degree from Middlesex University and University of Westminster.

I Will Not Fade – Winner of Nigerian Idol Season 3

The winner of Nigerian Idol Season 3, Moses Obi Adigwe has said that he is currently in the studio working on the release of his ‘single’ which he said would be released soon.

The winner of Nigerian Idol Season 3, Moses Obi Adigwe

Speaking as a guest on Rubbin’ Mind, a programme on Channels Television, Moses assured his fans that unlike other winners of such reality shows, who fade away as soon as they collect their prizes, he plans on launching a lasting career in music.

Moses, fondly known as Teddy Bear had last week claimed the grand prize of N15 million and a brand new SUV at the 3rd edition of Nigerian Idol.

He is the first male to win this reality television and has joined Timi Dakolo (West Africa Idol, 2007), Yeka Onka (Nigerian Idol, 2011) and Mercy Chinwo (Nigerian Idol, 2012) in becoming musical idols winners.

In this interview, Moses speaks on his life, family and career.

Who wins the Nigerian Idol?

Mercy on Saturday night emerged the winner of Nigerian Idol 2012.

Mercy (a.k.a. Chinwo Nnenda) beat Joe Blue in the second edition of the popular Nigerian television show Nigerian Idol.

The pre-event started with a red carpet, after which the 12 contestants opened the show with a reversed standard of the National Anthem.

Nigerian’s r&b singer Chuddy k came to wet the ground with his stage performance leaving the audience to expect more.
In the highlight of the events: the executives of Etisalat presented gifts to 12 contestants.

Thrilling the audience was control master himself W4, in the course of the event the 10 contestants that were evicted performed the Black Eye Peas anthem “I’ve got the feeling”

The audience got excited when the EME singer Wizkid performed his popular “I love my baby” in a different style using a live band, he dazzled the audience with his great performance.

Contestants from the show

During the show they reflected on how it all started, the auditions and the memory night.

Firstly was the Whitney Houston night which Tiwa Savage and Yinka Davids performed a duet from one of her albums “I believe children are our Future”

Not forgetting Fela Kuti’s memory night when Mercy killed it one of Fela’s ppular tracks “Zombi”

Joe and Mercy performed the popular high-life by Mandy Brown Ojubana “Taxi Driver”

Mercy and Joe Blue

Season one winner Yeka Onka performed one of her written single but to the disappointment of many.

The battle was between Joe and Mercy. Mercy performed first nailing Fela’s Zombie track, Joe blue came with a re-enforcement killing Infinities “Olori Oko”

Who wins the battle? After 6 months of being in the house and voting the winner was announced “Mercy Chinwo” won the contest.

By emerging winner, Mercy will be walking away with the top prize of a recording contract, an SUV and a cash of prize of about $100,000.

Below is Mercy’s winning song:

What’s going on?

The race for the top price for the Nigerian Idol gets narrow as Stephen gets evicted from the contest, leaving the race between sleek songstress Mercy and charismatic Joe Blue.

The winner will walk away with a $100,000 and a brand new SUV amongst other prices.

In related news the organizers of the annual beauty pageant, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria have announced that the 2012 edition which happens to be its 25th anniversary will be organized in a grand style to celebrate silver jubilee.

The organizers revealed that the show will be held in Edo State and will recall appearances from past beauty queens.

Jenifer Hudson set to perform at Nigerian Idol

Popular R&B singer Jenifer Hudson will be thrilling her fans at the grand finale of the Nigerian Idol.

According to Optima Media Group, Jenifer has been approached and this will be her first time ever in Nigeria.

Hudson is one of the leading American vocalists; she rose from fame in the 2004 edition of American idol.

Jenifer got her first Oscar award as best supporting actress in 2007, from the movie she starred with Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy in “Dream Girls”

In 2008 she suffered a personal tragedy when her Mother, Brother and Nephew were killed; still Hudson kept raising her acting and musical career.

At the Nigerian Idol grand finale Hudson will also be sharing the stage with Nigerian own afrobeat star Femi Kuti.