Collaboration With John Legend In The Works – Praiz

Praiz-John LegendRnB singer, Praiz is working on a major collaboration with Grammy Award winning singer, John Legend, an EP and a second album, which has been titled ‘Out Of Africa’.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment News on Channels Television, the singer who is a John Legend fan, revealed that he is currently in talks with the ‘All Of Me’ crooner.

Praiz also talked about his plans to promote talented new acts in the industry, as his way of giving them an opportunity to become big shots in the music industry.

“I’m looking for eight talented underground artistes that I think deserve that platform and I’m going to feature them on the EP. I’m going to shoot videos to promote them and put their faces out there. Try and do a radio tour and introduce the world to this new acts,” he said.

His album, which he said is titled ‘Out of Africa’, would also contain collaborations with a number of artistes from different parts Africa from the north, central, west, east and south.

“It’s also to just promote our continent; promote the culture of this continent – music, dance, emotions, everything about Africa”, Praiz said.

Face Off 2015: Nigerian Celebrities Set For Basketball Friendly

Face OffTop Nigerian celebrities are teaming up to play basketball and compete with a top Nigeria Basketball league team in a friendly game.

The annual event tagged Face Off is a creative blend of basketball, music, dance and all round entertainment facilitated by intensive media coverage as a medium to drive key social values among young Nigerians.

The organisers say it is also a movement to revive Nigerians’ interest in basketball as an
“absolute urban sports genre”.

The 2015 edition of the basketball event would feature a host of A-List Nigerian celebrities vs. the popular basketball team ‘Lagos Islanders’ on November 27, at Landmark Centre, Lagos.

Celebrities that will be playing include, Sound Sultan, Tuface, Darey, Burna Boy, MI, Peter (PSquare), Kaffy, Iyanya, Jimmie, Praiz, N6, Vector and many more.

Although the main ‘Celebrities vs. Islanders’ game is scheduled for 7PM, the event starts by 5PM and will also feature other games like, Celebrities vs. Basketball Veterans, 3-point shooting competition, free throw competition, and a Slam Dunk contest.

Fans of Face Off have been encouraged to purchase tickets online. Free tickets will also be won in a competition on the official Facebook and Instagram pages of the event.

Face Off is a product of Playcenter Ltd in partnership with Lagos Islanders and produced by Tobems Media Ltd.

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Praiz Features Diana King In Mercy (Remix)

Praiz-Feat.-Diana-King-BellaNaija-July-2014-600x600After his hit single “Mercy” which received massive airplay, X3Music artiste, Praiz, is here with a remix featuring Diana King.

The remix which was produced by TY Mix, was originally slated to be released on Wednesday July 16, but was released yesterday July 13.

Listen to Praiz Feat. Diana King – Mercy (Remix)

Vector, DavidO, Psquare clear Headies awards

The 2012 edition of Africa’s prestigious entertainment awards The Headies took place on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the expo hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites

The event was cohosted by singer Omawumi and rapper M.I.

The high point of the event, which started three hours later than scheduled, was when fast rising lyricist, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, popularly known as Vector the Viper was announced as winner of two awards, Best Rap Single and Lyricist on the Role.

M.I and Omawumi thrilled the audience with their little song titled ‘The Headies’.

Omawumi, who often tease herself with the name ‘Urhobo mama’ because of how she blends the pidgin English with the regular English language, promised the audience that she was not going to speak an atom of pidgin while hosting the event placing a bet of N500,000.

The winner of the 2010 MTN Project Fame, Chidima opened the show thrilling the audience with her latest song“Kadike”

Psquare return to the Headies’ honours list after a two-year break and with their ‘Invasion’ album the pop twin won two awards – in the ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best R&B-Pop Album’ categories. Also, Jude Okoye, Psquare’s elder brother received the award for ‘Best Music Video,’ beating tough competition from Clarence Peters.

The biggest award of the night ‘Artiste of the Year’ went to EME signee Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun. The 22-year-old, who was the third and final act to walk away with two awards was also awarded the ‘Revelation of the Year’ award.

Wande Coal and Tiwa Savage of the MAVIN Records crew picked up awards for ‘Best Vocal Performance’ in both male and female categories – with Wande Coal’s ‘Private trips’ and Tiwa Savage’s ‘Love me 3x’.

The ‘Next Rated’ award which comes with the special prize of a Hyundai Sonata was won by  DavidO.

Highlights of the show were the live band performances from Bez and Praiz, who rendered their duet ‘Stupid song‘, Timi Dakolo who gripped the audience with his ‘Great nation’ song, and surprisingly rookies Burna Boy and Dammy Krane.

Winners of the Headies Rockie competition, Burna Boy and Dammy Krane performed also thrilled the audience with their performance.

The so much talked about “Stupid Song” by Bez ft Praiz got the audience excited.

Other performances were from Omo Baba Olowo also known as DavidO, Timi Dakolo , Chuddy K and Brymo.

The Headies brought together all the Nigerian musicians in the 80s and 90s as a way of reunion and letting them know the impact they have made in the music industry and the traces they have left behind.

These include Onyeka Owenu, Oris Wiliki, Mike Okori, Baba Fryo, Sir Shina Peters, Fatai Rolling Dollar, Daddy Showkey and many more.

Verve card gave an opportunity to the audience to win the verve surprise winner gift through a raffle draw. The lucky winner got the star prize of N500, 000.

Nominees and winners absent at the event included the winner of the Best Album of the year, P Square, winner of the Best RnB single May D, D’Banj, Mavin Crew, Wizkid, Ice-Prince and African Artiste of the year Sarkodie.

Below is a list of the winners:
• Best RnB single – May D (Soundtrack)

• Best pop single – Iyanya (Kukere)

• Best Rap single – Vector ft 9ice (Angelina)

• Best Street Pop – Chudy K (Gaga Crazy)

• Best RnB Pop Album – Psquare (Invasion)

• Best Rap Album – E.L.I (Ice-Prince)

• Best Vocal Performance Male – Wande Coal (Private Trips)

• Best Vocal Performance Female – Tiwa Savage (Love me, Love me)

• Best Collaboration – Soundsultan ft Excel and Flavor (Orobo)

• Song of the Year – Oliver Twist (D’banj)

• Recording of the year – Ara (Brymo)

• Producer of the year – TYMix (Super C Season by Naeto C)

• Best Music Video – Chop My Money Remix –Jude Okoye

• Next Rated – DavidO

• Hip-Hop Revelation of the Year – Wizkid

• African Artist of the Year – Sarkodie (Azonto Fiesta)

• Headies Hall of Fame – Femi Kuti

Headies 2012: Chuddy K taken off ‘Next Rated’ category

The organizers of the Headies awards has announced that talented rising artiste, Chuddy K has been taken off the nominees list for the “Next Rated” category.

The organizers took the decision because Chuddy K had previously released an album titled “I Am Me” in 2010 and the major requirement for nominees is that s/he must be unreleased artistes as at nomination period.

Judges of the prestigious annual music awards have now taken Chuddy K off the Next Rated category and have now replaced him with talented rapper, Flowssick.

Following the rules of the “Next Rated category over the years, this category for the awards is for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased act in the year under review. The prize for this category also comes with a brand new car courtesy The Headies. Past winners of this category include Wande Coal, Asa, Skuki, Overdose, Omawumi and Wizkid

The Next Rated Category nominees are now DavidO, Eva Alordiah, Praiz and Flowssick.

The Headies 2012 is scheduled to hold at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotels and Suites, in Lagos on Sunday October 20, 2012. M.I and Omawumi will host the highly anticipated event.

See this year’s nominnees list for Headies award here.

Praiz drops “Jekalo” video

R&B singer Praiz Adejo is back with a spanking new music video for his track “Jekalo”.

Since the release of his debut single and video, “I Love You” and his hit track “Stupid Song” with Bez a popular singer, the talented singer has continued to keep his fans wanting more.

Praiz released his club friendly single, “Jekalo” early this year and is now out with a video for lovers of his music to enjoy.

He has worked with artistes like M.I, Bez amongst others and  producers in the industry like TY Mix and Cobhams.