Wande Coal’s Record Label Searching For New Talents

Wande CoalWith a new album underway and numerous plans in the works, former Mavin artiste, Wande Coal is looking to expand his music outfit, Black Diamond Entertainment.

“The Kick” crooner said that the search for new talents to grace Nigeria’s entertainment industry was on. He made this known while having a quick chat on Harvest FM, Makurdi, in preparation for his performance at the Makurdi wing of Star Music Trek 2014.

So, fingers crossed, some upcoming talent’s life may soon take a 360’s turn for the better as the Black Diamond Entertainment is obviously leaving nothing to chance as it takes entertainment to the next level in 2014.

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Nigerian Superstars Set To Go On Tour

Wizkid-Tiwa-Savage-Pepsi-ambassadors-featNigerian music stars, 2face, Tiwa Savage, M.I, Olamide, and 20 other artistes are set to thrill fans in 10 cities lined for the annual Star Music Trek.

After weeks of speculation, the full artiste line up for Music Trek 2014 has finally been unveiled.

The sensational unveiling, which held at the Federal Palace Hotel Victoria Island Lagos on March 19 in a scintillating sign-on party was well attended by dozens of celebrity guests, including Olisa Adibua, Toni Kan, Uti Nwachukwu, Tee-Y Mix, Mark Redguard, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi, Tunde Ednut, Mo’ Eazy, D’Tunes, HarrySongs.

Hosts, Gbenga Adeyinka, DO2UN of Cool FM and Laf Up ensured that the suspense was fully maintained with guests left guessing right up to the final unveiling of who would eventually make up the Star 2014 Trek line up.

This year’s selection of Nigerian stars comprises an exciting combination of artistes at the top of their game with a few major surprises. Still on the Trek this year are fans’ favorites, Tiwa Savage, 2face, M.I, Olamide and many others. Noticeably missing, however, are D’banj and dynamic duo P’square, who featured prominently on the 2013 Trek.

The surprise introduction of Davido, and Wizkid promises to spice things up!

Artistes on Music Trek include 2face, Tiwa Savage, M.I, Olamide, Davido, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Sound Sultan, Pasuma, Mr Raw, Dr Sid, Naeto C, KCee, Sean Tizzle, Phyno and May D.

Hosts are Gbenga Adeyinka, DO2TUN of Cool FM and Laf Up with DJ Xclusive, DJ Neptune, DJ Switch, DJ Blaise as official DJs for The Trek.

The Trek 2014 will be touring the following cities across the country, Nsukka (29th March), Makurdi, (5th April), Uyo (12th April), Umuahia (19th April), Orlu (26th April), Ekwulobia, (3rd May) Onitsha Fegge, (11th May), Benin (17th May), Ado Ekiti, (24th May), and Lagos May 31st.

Dr Sid’s “Talented” Maintains top spot on this week’s MTV Base Top 10

Osahon Asemota joins VJ Ehiz on the Top 10 this week to talk about the hottest videos making the rounds in the Nigerian music scene.

Dr. Sid continues to lead the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10. The “Talented” artist tops the definitive Naija music video chart for the second week running.

Showing progress this week is D’Banj’s “Finally”, which climbs to number 2, while Davido’s “Skelewu” jumps two places to number 5. Olamide’s “Duro Soko” is also up one place to number 4, as is Kcee’s “Pull Over”(number 7) and WizKid’s “Jaiye Jaiye” (number 8).

“I Swear” by Ice Prince, stays at number six while “Mama Eh” by Sean Tizzle remains at number 10.

Former number one “Natural Something” by Sound Sultan slips to number 3, while “I’m Sorry” by Illbliss drops out of the top 10 altogether.

This week’s chart sees just one new entry: “Rotate” by Wande Coal making its debut at number 9.

The MTV Base Official Naija Top

1 DR SID – TALENTED
2 D’BANJ – FINALLY
3 SOUND SULTAN – NATURAL SOMETHING
4 OLAMIDE – DURO SOKE
5 DAVIDO – SKELEWU
6 ICE PRINCE – I SWEAR
7 KCEE – PULL OVER
8 WIZKID – JAIYE JAIYE
9 WANDE COAL – ROTATE
10 SEAN TIZZLE – MAMA EH

E News: Nigerians Party At Butterscotch Evenings, Colourful World Of More

Entertainment News features footage from two music concerts held in Lagos, Nigeria; Butterscotch evening and Colourful World of More.

Popular singers, D’banj, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Davido, Flavour, Burna boy as well as American R&B group, Blackstreet Boys treated guests to great music and performance.

Former member of Mavin Records, Wande Coal also speaks about his separation from former boss, Don Jazzy.

Mavin Records Releases Statement On Wande Coal’s Departure

It had earlier been rumored that Wande Ojosipe popularly known as Wande Coal had left Mavin Records to his own record label Black Diamond.

The management of Mavin Records has released a press statement stating the departure of Wande Coal.

“It is with deep regret that we officially announce the departure of recording artist Wande Ojosipe, popularly known as Wande Coal, from Mavin Records due to irreconcilable differences.

Over the past few months, Mavin Records has made a concerted move to consolidate its position in the Nigerian music industry. Mavin has pursued a renewed ethos to raise its standards of quality and professionalism to a world-class level. Wande’s vision has not aligned with ours and a few months ago all parties mutually agreed that a separation would be the best course of action.

Legal parties on both sides have spent the past six months trying to reach an amicable solution in terms of musical property rights. However, the decision by Wande Coal to release ‘Baby Face’ purportedly as his own material is a direct breach of intellectual property law and compelled an immediate clarification on our part.

Both Mavin Records and Wande Coal have enjoyed a remarkable run in the course of their working relationship. It is unfortunate that conflicting priorities contributed to the premature curtailment of a hitherto fruitful accord.

Mavin Records reaffirms its goal to constantly provide high quality music to our fans and introduce new and exciting talents into the industry.

We wish Wande Coal the best of luck in all his future endeavours”.

Signed
Management
Mavin Records Ltd

A few days back Don Jazzy called Wande Coal out on twitter due to the release of the controversial single “Baby Face” stating that Wande stole his song.

See tweet below :

 

 

 

some minutes later Wande Coal replied Don Jazzy on twitter.

 

Another reply from Don Jazzy below:

Below is Wande Coal’s version of the single Baby Face

MAVIN Crew To Headline Big Brother Africa-The Chase

The opening of 2013 edition of Big Brother Africa-The Chase will be headlined by MAVIN crew artists, Don Jazzy, D’ Prince and Wande Coal.

The Mavin crew members will be joined by South African Mafikizolo and  Kenyan rap queen, STL.

28 new housemates from African countries will be unveiled at the opening ceremony on Sunday, 26th of May.

Tiwa Savage is Engaged

Sensational singer and member of the Mavin crew, Tiwa Savage has been engaged by her boyfriend/manager Tunji ‘Tee Billz on the night she celebrated her 33rd birthday.

The engagement took place at the singers’ birthday party. After rendering a special birthday song for his girlfriend, ‘Tee Billz went down on his knees in the presence of friends and colleagues and in a very emotional voice proposed to her.

She said YES.

The moment was witnessed by a few celebrity friends, including Tiwa’s Mavin Records boss Don Jazzy, Dr SID, Banky W, Beat FM Personality Toolz and several others.

Banky W Plans ‘Grand Love’ Concert For Valentine

Empire Mates Entertainment Boss, Banky W is set to drop his much anticipated album titled R&BW at a concert tagged Grand Love.

The ‘Strong Thing’ crooner is set to thrill fans to his special music brew after a long hiatus taken to promote his record label and signed acts.

Grand Love concert will also feature EME acts and other A list R&B artistes including Bez, Darey, Tiwa Savage, Faze and Wande Coal.

The concert will hold at the Civic Centre on the 15th of February 2013.

Akon, Hugh Masekela to grace Calabar Festival

Barely a week to the commencement of the Calabar festival, the SA event Management, Cross River State, Mr Nzan Ugbe has released the itinerary for the 31 days event.

The S.A. events management of Cross River state; Mr. Nzan ugbe has reeled out the itinerary for the Calabar Festival; a 31-day event which will kick-start on Friday,

According to him, topping the list of the list of international and local musicians expected to perform at the event are R & B and hip hop recording artist, Akon and legendary South African trumpeter, composer and singer, Hugh Masekela at the 2012 Calabar Festival.

Akon who owns and manages two successful record labels, convict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution, will be performing at the festival for a second time.

Nigeria’s biggest music stars such as 2 Face, MI, Ice Prince, P-Square, Wizkid, J Martins and Naeto C are also billed to perform during the 31 – day event.

Other local acts include Timaya, Duncan Mighty, Ruggedman, Wande Coal, Iyanya, Nigg a Raw,Flavour and the Azonto exponent, Sakordie from Ghana.

Speaking Music Genres, Jazz music lovers have also been catered for by the organizers of the Festival they lined up Jonathan Butler, Kunle Ayo and Moses Philips to perform at the Jazz in Paradise segment of the festival.

Comedians have also been invited to be part of the event to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians.

The list includes I Go Die,Klint de Drunk, Shirman, Julius Agwu, Gordons, Akpororo, MC Mbakara, Prof. Aboki, White Nigerian, Last Prophet,  Headmaster, Whokes and Robert Ekpo.

For the Calabar praise Night, the list of artists is no less impressive as respected acts like Sammy Okposo,Hope Davies, Sinach, Sabina, Ohen de prophet, Kingsley Agbor and Godswill Daniel.

The festival will also witness the commissioning of a cinema, where the movie; streets of Calabar will premiere.

There will also be the Festival of Arts and Craft, golf and football matches, the selection of a new Calabar Carnival Queen and the Green concert among other new additions to the yearly event.

Ice Prince and South African model to host Channel O Music Awards

The 2012 edition of the Channel O Music Award will be hosted by Nigerian rapper, Ice Prince and South African model Bonang Matheba.

The combinations of both host is to bring unique individuality when hosting the music awards, the organizers have stated.

13 Nigerian artistes received the nods for this year’s award.

Nigerian stars such as 2face, D’banj, Psquare, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Davido, Mo’Cheddah, Brymo, Orezi, Flavour, Tiwa Savage, Naeto C and the host-Ice Prince, made the nominee list.

The event is scheduled to hold Saturday November 17 at Walter Sisilu Square in kliptown Soweto.

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.

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