Ice Prince Drops ‘For Days’ Featuring Sarkodie

ice prince and sarkodieIce Prince has dropped a new song titled ‘For Days’ featuring Sarkodie.

The hip hop track was produced by DJ Cuppy.

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Masterkraft, Nyovest Drop New Songs

masterkraftPopular music producer, Masterkraft, has just dropped another track titled ‘Finally’.

For the self-produced project, Masterkraft teamed up with highlife crooner, Flavour and Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie.

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South african rapper, Cassper Nyovest, who released his second album over the weekend, has released a track titled ‘Cooking in the Kitchen’.

The song, which is off the newly released body of work, features American rapper, the Game.

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Vector Out With REMIX II Of KING KONG, Feat. Sarkodie

VectorNigerian rapper, Vector Tha Viper teams up with award winning Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie in a second remix of his hit song, King Kong.

With a previous remix featuring fellow celebrated rap artists, Phyno and Reminisce, Vector like a king decided to further stun his fans with this new remix.

The new remix has an infusion of strong rhythmic rap flow from Sarkodie and also features Ugo, Project Fame season 7 finalist on the bass guitar.

“I decided to have two remixes for this song so as to delight my fans with different renderings of the same song”, said an excited Vector. “As you know, this is one of the few songs in Nigeria that two remixes have been done for and this ability to bring different artistes on board the same song goes to show the quality of the song.”

Nigeria, Africa Collaborations To Come Before Others – Vector

VectorNigerian rapper, Vector has said he has no plans to have collaborations with artistes outside Africa for now as he plans to tidy up first.

In a recent chat with Entertainment News on Channels Television, Vector commented on the recent increase in America/Nigeria music collaborations and said “I’ve had my moments with international collaborations in Jamaica, Miami, ATL and parts of New York. I’ve had that buzz and mention over there.

“However, Nigeria is big enough.

“At this point, I think I should tidy my house first,” he said and added that Nigeria and Africa come first.

Vector’s track, ‘King Kong’ has also been gaining a lot of traction with a remix featuring artistes including Reminisce, Sarkodie, Phyno on the way.

Also, Vector disclosed that his ‘Lafiaji’ album is on the way.

“The art with this album is pretty much going back to the place of birth. I was born on Lagos Island and I grew up around Lafiaji.

“It’s high time I made a track or album dedicated to the place I grew up, so it will have plenty Lafiaji kind of lifestyle.”

Asked about his relationship with music label YSG, Vector said: “The new movement is GRAP”, adding that “YSG is still very good” and “we would still work together”.

However, the Shiga rapper made it clear he was operating solo at the moment and that fans should expect Nigerian music that would compete internationally from him.

“This year, it’s just basically me bringing the world and Nigeria together with music,” he said, noting that Nigerian music can compete anywhere in the world whilst still being Nigerian.

Tiwa Savage, Davido, Flavour, Others Shine At MAMAs

Tiwa MAMABig names in Nigeria’s music industry, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Clarence Peters, Flavour won awards at the just concluded MTV Africa Music Awards which held on Saturday, in Durban, South Africa.

Other stars including Don Jazzy, D’Banj, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Dr Sid, Sauti Sol, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, French Montana, Miguel, Trey Songz, Mafikizolo, Oskido, Phyno and Yuri da Cunha, gave awesome performances at the Durban’s International Conference Centre.

While South African duo, Mafikizolo won in the Best Group and Song of The Year categories, Davido took home two awards, for Best Male and Artist of the Year.

Tiwa Savage, Clarence Peters, Flavour went away with one award each.

THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 MTV AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS:

Best Male: Davido (Nigeria)

Best Female: Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Group: Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Best New Act: Stanley Enow (Cameroon)

Best Live Act: Flavour (Nigeria)

Best Collaboration: “Y-tjukutja” – Uhuru Ft. Oskido, DJ Bucks, Professor and Yuri Da Cunha (South Africa/Angola)

Best Hip Hop: Sarkodie (Ghana)

Best Alternative: Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)

Best Francophone: Toofan (Togo)

Best Lusophone: Anselmo Ralph (Angola)

Artist of the Year: Davido (Nigeria)

Song of the Year: “Khona” – Mafikizolo ft Uhuru (South Africa)

Best Video: Clarence Peters (Nigeria)

Best Pop: Goldfish (South Africa)

Best International: Pharrell

Personality of the Year: Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya)

MTV Base Leadership Award: Ashish J. Thakkar (Tanzania)

Transform Today Award by Absolut: Clarence Peters (Nigeria)

Davido, Mafikizolo To Perform At The MAMAs

davido2MTV Base has announced multiple MAMA nominees, Davido and Mafikizolo as the first performers at the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban (MAMA).

Popular Omo Baba Olowo crooner, Davido and South African Afro-pop duo, Mafikizolo are both tied with Uhuru as the most nominated artistes in this year’s MAMA, notching up 4 nominations each, and going directly head-to-head in Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year and Best Collaboration. Additionally, Davido is nominated for Best Male, while Mafikozolo leads the contenders in Best Group.

The 2014 awards are set to feature stunning performances from African and international artistes, including the awards’ signature collaborations between artistes of different genres and cultures – a high point of every show.

Nominees from the length and breadth of sub-Saharan Africa are represented in the nominations for this year’s music categories, including 2Face, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Clarence Peters, Danny K, Davido, Diamond, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Efya, Fally Ipupa, Flavour, Fuse ODG, Ice Prince, KCEE, Mafikizolo, Olamide, P Square, Professor, Phyno, R2bees, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, Uhuru, Wizkid, Zakes Bantwini among many other local and international acts.

In this year’s newly introduced lifestyle award categories, Chimamanda Adiche, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o and Yaya Toure are nominated for Personality of the Year. Clarence Peters, Leti Arts, Rasty and Anisa Mpungwe are nominated in Transform Today by Absolut. The nominees for the MTV Base Leadership award and Best International are still to be revealed.

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.

New Music: ‘In Love With A Fan’ – Sakordie

Less than 24 hours after top Ghanian rapper, Sakordie, released his new track, “In love with a fan,” encomiums have poured forth from fans all over West Africa.

The 25 year old musician, is without a doubt one of the biggest musicians out of Africa as his music earned him the 2012 BET Award for Best International Act (Africa).

His new song, In Love With A Fan, has generated a lot of buzz on social media and amongst music lovers who have hit the social media platform, Twitter, to verify the authenticity of the lyrics of the song, which suggest that the popular star is indeed in love with one of his fans.

Sarkodie has also performed with top Nigerian acts, Wizkid, Davido, 2 face, Waje and others.

He is signed to international star, Akon’s Konvict Muzik.

Waje To Release Album May 1

Nigerian R&B singer Waje is set to release her much anticipated album on Wednesday 1 May.

The album which she titled “Words Aren’t Just Enough” also contains a snippet of her recently released single “I Wish”.

Waje has become a strong voice in the music industry and has done various collaborations with M.I, Psquare, Omawumi, Sarkodie amongst others.

I Didn’t Snub Globacom – Ice Prince

Aboki crooner and popular musician Panshak Zamani, popularly known as Ice Prince has reacted to the Globacom endorsement rumor which went viral last week on different social media platforms.

According to the speculations, Ice Prince allegedly turned down a N100 Million contract offered by Glo to sign on as a Glo Ambassador. According to the story which made the rounds, Ice Price demanded for $1 Million or No Deal.

The Chocolate City management has released a statement disregarding the rumors.

“We were just as surprised as anybody when we read the news of Ice Prince “purportedly” turning down “the offer” , especially since it isn’t true,” said Tobi Sanni-Daniel, Ice Prince’s business manager.

“Globacom is a multi-national company with an excellent track record of delivering quality. Any individual would be proud and honoured to be associated with them.

“However to say that we have turned down an endorsement deal is false and completely baseless.”

Ice Prince has recently been busy in the studio as he gears towards a highly anticipated album later in the year. He has released a remix to the hugely successful ‘Aboki’ as well as released a video for ‘Truth’ which has already gone viral.

Recently Ice Prince released the remix to his Aboki hit single, which featured Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson, M.I, Sarkodie and Wizkid.

Bez tops nomination for 2012 Headies

The official list of nominations for this year’s HEADIES (formerly known as HipHop World Awards) has been released with RnB and soul singer, Bez, getting seven nominations.

The nominations for the categories are:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Everybody Loves Ice Prince – Ice Prince
The Invasion – P-Square
Superstar – Wizkid
Super C Season – Naeto C

 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

P-Square
Wizkid
Ice-Prince
Naeto-C
D’Banj

SONG OF THE YEAR

Chop My Money – P-Square ft. Akon & May-D
Dami Duro – Davido
Oliver Twist – D’Banj
Gaga Crazy- Chuddy K
Kukere – Iyanya

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Stupid Song – Bez
Private Trips – Wande Coal
Ara – Brymo
I Love You – Praiz

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Cobhams – Stupid Song (Bez)
Tee-Y Mix – Super C Season (Naeto C)
Shizzy – Dami Duro (Davido)
J Sleek – Private Trips (Wande Coal)
Jesse Jags – E.L.I (Ice Prince)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (AWARD GOES TO DIRECTOR)

5 & 6 (Naeto C) – Clarence Peters
Chop My Money Remix (P-Square) – Jude Okoye
Ara (Brymo) – Ajeh
Kosorombe (Dipp ft. Da Grin) – Mex

BEST R ‘N’ B SINGLE

Private Trips – Wande Coal
Stupid Song – Bez
Nawti – Olu Maintain
Soundtrack – May D
Love Me (3X) – Tiwa Savage

BEST POP SINGLE

Dami Duro – Davido
Oliver Twist – D’Banj
Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K
Chop My Money – P-Square
Kukere – Iyanya

BEST R ‘N’ B/ POP ALBUM

Superstar – Wizkid
Super Sun – Bez
Versus – 9ice
The Invasion – P-Square

BEST RAP SINGLE

Too Much Money – Iceberg Slim
Shutdown – Phyno
Angeli – Vector ft. 9ice
Oh My Gosh – Yung6ix
Young Erikina – Olamide

BEST RAP ALBUM

E.L.I – Ice Prince
The Dreamer Project – Show Dem Camp
Rapsodi – Olamide
Super C Season – Naeto C

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

Vector – Angeli
Yung6ix – Oh My Gosh
Iceberg Slim – Too Much Money
Phyno – Shutdown
Erigga – Mo Street Gan

BEST COLLABO

Chop My Money remix – P-Square ft. Akon & May-D
Angeli – Vector Ft. 9ice
Carolina – Sauce Kid Ft. Davido
Stupid Song – Bez Ft. Praiz
Orobo – Sound Sultan Ft. Excel & Flavour

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Wande Coal – Private trips
Banky W – Low Key
Praiz – I Love You
Brymo – Ara
Bez – Stupid Song

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Tiwa Savage – Love Me, Love, Love Me
Chidinma – Kedike
Ijeoma – Oloomi
Waje – Na The Way

AFRICAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Sarkodie (Ghana) – Azonto
Camp Mulla (Kenya) – Feel No Pain
D-Black (Ghana) – Get On The Dancefloor
Zahara (South Africa) – Loliwe

BEST STREET HOP

Kako Bi Chicken – Reminisce
Gaga Crazy – Chuddy K
Akpako – Terry G
Roll – Rayce
Mo Street Gan – Erigga

NEXT RATED

Davido
Eva (Alordiah)
Praiz
Chuddy K

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION OF THE YEAR

Wizkid
Ice Prince
Bez
Timi Dakolo
Olamide

HEADIES HALL OF FAME

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry
Femi Kuti

Wizkid wins BET Award with Ghana’s Sarkodie

Nigeria’s young sensation, Wizkid has joined the league of top Nigerian artists awarded the BET prize for Best International Act.

Wizkid won the award in a tie with Ghanaian artist, Sarkodie at the 2012 edition of the BET Awards on Sunday.

The 2012 Black Entertainment Award winners, Wizkid (R) and Sarkozie (L)

Another Nigerian artist, Ice Prince Zamani was nominated in the category which also had AfricaCamp Mulla from Kenya, Mokobe from Mali and Lira from South Africa.

With this award Wizkid has joined the likes of D’banj, Tuface Idibia, Asa, 9ice and Nneka in picking the BET Award.

Rappers Wale and Miguel won the Best Collaboration Award

Nigeria also had another claim at the event which held in California on Sunday, as Nigerian-American rapper, Wale, won the Best Collaboration Award for his rap track “Lotus Flower Bomb” which features Miguel.

Jay-Z and Kanye West were the big winners at the BET Awards 2012 walking away with Video of the Year for their “Otis” single. The rap duo also won Best Group for their collaboration on the “Watch The Throne” album.

The award ceremony for Black Entertainers was hosted by foremost Hollywood Actor, Samuel L. Jackson, who opened the show by doing a parody of Jay-Z and Kanye’s “In Paris” with director Spike Lee.

Beyonce and Chris Brown also won two awards each for the night.

Nicki Minaj, Usher, Brown, Wale, G.O.O.D. Music, Y’Anna Crawley, Amber Bullock, Jessica Reedy, Melanie Fiona and 2 Chainz were among the performers.

There was also a special tribute to Whitney Houston that included performances from Chaka Khan, Brandy, Monica and Houston’s mother Cissy Houston, who sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The tribute also included appearances by Houston’s “Waiting to Exhale” co-stars Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon.

Check out the full list of winners for the 2012 BET Awards.

Best International Act

AfricaCamp Mulla (Kenya)

Ice Prince (Nigeria)

Lira (South Africa)

Mokobe (Mali)

Sarkodie (Ghana) — WINNER

Wizkid (Nigeria)

 

Best Female R&B Artist

Marsha Ambrosius

Beyonce — WINNER

Mary J. Blige

Melanie Fiona

Rihanna

 

Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown — WINNER

Bruno Mars

Miguel

Trey Songz

Usher

 

Best Group

Bad Meets Evil

Diddy-Dirty Money

Maybach Music Group

Mindless Behavior

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) — WINNER

 

Best Collaboration

Beyonce f/ J. Cole – “Party”

Big Sean f/ Kanye West & Roscoe Dash “Marvin & Chardonnay”

DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”

Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”

Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb” — WINNER

 

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Big Sean

Drake — WINNER

J. Cole

Lil Wayne

Rick Ross

Young Jeezy

 

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Diamond

Nicki Minaj — WINNER

Brianna Perry

Trina

 

Video of the Year

Beyonce – “Countdown” — WINNER

Beyonce – “Love On Top”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “[Expletive] in Paris”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”

Usher – “Climax”

 

Video Director of the Year

Beyonce & Alan Ferguson — WINNER

Benny Boom

Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez

Kanye West

Hype Williams

 

Best New Artist

A$AP Rocky

Big Sean — WINNER

Diggy Future

Meek Mill

 

Best Gospel

Yolanda Adams — WINNER

Kim Burrell

James Fortune & FIYA

Fred Hammond

Trin-I-Tee 5:7

 

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Viola Davis — WINNER

Taraji P. Henson

Regina King

Zoe Saldana

 

Best Actor

Don Cheadle

Common

Idris Elba

Kevin Hart — WINNER

Denzel Washington

 

Young Stars Award

Astro

Diggy — WINNER

Jacob Latimore

Keke Palmer

Willow Smith

 

Best Movie

“Good Deeds”

“Jumping The Broom”

“Laugh At My Pain”

“Red Tails”

“The Help” — WINNER

 

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Skylar Diggins

Brittney Griner

Candace Parker

Serena Williams — WINNER

Venus Williams

 

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Bryant

Victor Cruz

Kevin Durant — WINNER

LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award

Beyonce – “Love On Top”

Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”

Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”

Mindless Behavior – “Hello” — WINNER

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”

Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

 

Centric Award

Common — WINNER

Estelle

Robert Glasper

Robin Thicke

Tyrese

Best International Act UK

Estelle

Labrinth

Emeli Sande

Sway

Wretch 32 — WINNER

 

Lifetime Achievement

Frankie Beverly featuring Maze

 

Humanitarian Award

Rev. Al Sharpton