“Chocolate City Is Doing Well, Not Imploding”- Dice Ailes

nigerian music industry, dice ailes, chocolate city, Chocolate City artiste, Dice Ailes, has joined M.I. in reiterating the fact that the music imprint, is not imploding as suggested by many.

Following the exit of ice-prince and rapper, Milli, from the group Chocolate City, the ‘Telephone’ singer told Channels Television that they left amicably and nevertheless, still maintained a good relationship with the record label.

“We’re doing well at Chocolate City, I think it’s just growth. People are pretty much growing and evolving into new things. Ice-prince left but he’s still a part of the family.

“Everybody is doing their own individual thing but we’re still a collective family at the end of the day,” he said.

Highlighting the progress of his career in Nigeria, the performing artiste talked about his latest single, ‘Machinery’. “It is doing pretty well… really accepted by the streets”.

He also mentioned that his new single, ‘Miracle’, featuring Lil Kesh, would drop sometime between late August and early September.

Although, he started performing in Canada, until he was introduced to the Nigerian mainstream music in 2014 by the Chocolate City label, the artist said it was not much of a task.

He has,however, switched his style, to the dominant Nigerian hip-hop, because according to him, he grew up in a typical Nigerian home and listened to typical Nigerian music.

“I like to believe that I’m a very versatile artist. I can band however I choose. So it wasn’t really much of a task.

“I just knew that the Nigerian commercial market wanted to hear a certain thing and I gave it to them with ‘Machinery’,” he said.

Here is a video of the song, Machinery.

Fela, Tuface, Others To Be Inducted Into Broadcasting And Performing Art Hall of Fame

Members of the organising committee of the Hall of Fame for Broadcasting and Performing Arts (HFBPA) on Saturday listed the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Innocent Idibia popularly called Tuface among those to be inducted into the hall of fame this month.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s weekend programme, the deputy chairman of the organising committee, Patrick Doyle said the purpose of the Hall of Fame was to recognise the work of distinguished broadcasters and performing artists.

“Annual awards where this year you win it; next year somebody else wins it, it not a true testament to the contribution of some people to either the performing art or broadcasting,” Mr Doyle said.

He added that “The idea of instituting a Hall of Fame for broadcasters and performing artists appealed to me because it is a more permanent way of recognising and celebrating their contributions to these two very important aspects of human existence.”