‘Africa Has Lost A King,’ Stars, Fans Mourn DJ Arafat

Nigerian music stars and fans of Cote D’Ivorain singer, DJ Arafat, on Monday took to social media to mourn after the shocking news of his death.

David Adeleke popularly known as Davido and Yemi Alade was one of the Nigerian stars who paid condolence after news of DJ Arafat’s death went viral.

They joined many other fans to flood the social with heartfelt tributes.

Among the tributes was a video by Nigerian Afro-pop singer, Yemi Alade dancing with  DJ Arafat with the caption, “RIP DJ Arafat. #Africa has lost a legend.”

DJ Arafat died on Monday morning after a motorbike accident in an Abidjan hospital.

He died at the age of 33.

 

See tweets of tributes poured on the late singer below…

 

 

Beyonce Reveals Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Others For New Album

American Singer, Beyonce has released the tracklist of her new album entitled ‘Lion King: The Gift’ with top Nigerian artists on the list.

Nigerian stars including Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy among others are on the tracklist.

Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi on the track Keys to the Kingdom, while Tekno and Yemi Alade are on the track Don’t Jealous Me. Burna Boy is on the track titled Jara E also in the Lion King album.

Other African artists in the album include Ghana’s Shatta Wale, South Africa’s Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly; and Cameroon’s Salatiel.

Meanwhile, Yemi Alade has since shared pictures of her during the premier of the Lion King movie. She also shared a video of her on the Red carpet with Beyonce.

 


 

See below the tracklist of the new album. It also features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Childish Gambino, Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy and many others.

 

The Lion King: The Gift

01 Beyoncé: “Bigger”

02 Beyoncé: “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)”

03 Tekno / Yemi Alade / Mr. Eazi: “Don’t Jealous Me”

04 Burna Boy: “Ja Ara E”

05 Beyoncé / Kendrick Lamar: “The Nile”

06 Beyoncé / JAY-Z / Childish Gambino: “Mood 4 Eva”

07 Salatiel / Pharrell / Beyoncé: “Water”

08 Blue Ivy Carter / SAINt JHN / WizKid / Beyoncé: “Brown Skin Girl”

09 Tiwa Savage / Mr. Eazi: “Keys to the Kingdom”

10 Beyoncé: “Otherside”

11 Beyoncé / Shatta Wale: “Already”

12 Tierra Whack / Beyoncé / Busiswa / Yemi Alade / Moonchild Sanelly: “My Power”

13 070 Shake / Jessie Reyez: “Scar”

14 Beyoncé: “Spirit”

 

Yemi Alade Drops ‘Oh My Gosh’ Video Featuring Rick Ross

Nigerian Afro-pop star Yemi Alade has released the official video of her collaboration with American rapper, Rick Ross.

The colourful video is a remix of her hit single “Oh My Gosh”.

Yemi Alade in the new video displayed her usual vibrant Mama Africa vibes as Rick Ross dropped few verses.

The new video has since generated buzz on social media with her fans sharing different views.

While some think the collaboration is a hit, others say they expects more.

 

 

Yemi Alade has made her mark on the international space.

She has performed in many countries and shared stages with Mary J. Blige, Shina Peters, Wizkid, and Becca, among others.

She recently sold out a show in Mayotte with thousands of fans in attendance. Mayotte is an archipelago between Madagascar and Mozambique.

The ‘Bum Bum’ crooner also thrilled fans in Zambia and Guinea, last week, during the Easter celebration.

Watch the new video here:

 

 

Full List Of Winners At Future Awards Africa 2016

Full List Of Winners At Future Awards Africa 2016The 11th edition of the Future Awards Africa held on Sunday at the Federal Palace Hotel Lagos.

Winners emerged across the 21 categories in the 2016 edition of the awards which featured a keynote speech by President-elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.

The event also featured musical performances by Simi and Davido.

Full List:

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Arts & Culture – Adenrele Sonariwo

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Technology – Olaniran Abiola

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Young Person Of The Year – Mark Okoye

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Agriculture – Julius Adewopo

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Professional Service – Dr Salihu Dasuki

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Sports – Kehinde Paul

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Fashion – Adebayo Okelawal

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Business – Ifeanyi Orajaka

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Creative Professional – Evans Akanno

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Media Enterprise – Bidemi Zakariyau

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Advocacy – Bukola Bolariwa

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Education – Godwin Benson

The Future Awards Africa & Ebonylife Prize For Screen Producer – Adeola Osunkojo

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Journalism – Chika Oduah

The Future Awards Africa & Ebonylife Prize For Acting – Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Beauty – Theodora Mogo

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Music – Yemi Alade

The Future Awards Africa Prize For New Media – Tosin Ajibade

The Future Awards Africa & Ebonylife Prize For OAP (Visual) – Bolanle Olukanni

The Future Awards Africa & Ebonylife Prize For OAP (Audio) – Ayo Thompson

The Future Awards Africa Prize For Public Service – Asuquo Ekpeyong

Bez Features Yemi Alade On ’You Suppose Know’ Remix

bez1Award winning singer, Bez, has released the remix of his song, ‘You suppose know’.

This follows the release of his sophomore album, ‘Gbagyi Child’, few days ago.

The love song which features Yemi Alade, was produced by Cobhams Asuquo.

The 13-track album has already started getting reviews from many.

Some have described the album as one which comprises serene and uplifting tunes, with bursts of rock and possessive inspiration.

Also it has been described by some as an album with so much attention to detail than anyother released in 2016.

Bez, who is originally named Emmanuel Bezhiwa Idakula, is a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer, and has carved a niche for himself in the industry with his unique genre known as “alternative soul”, a hybrid of soul, rock, jazz and R&B.

 

Ice-Prince Releases ‘Jos To The World’ Album

ice prince, jos to the worldRapper, Ice-Prince Zamani has released a new album, ‘Jos To The World’.

The artist’s third studio album, features Yung L, Krept & Konan, Phyno, Dice Ailes, Koker, DJ Buckz, The Fresh Brit Ava Hovanka, Timaya, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Vanessa Mdee, Yemi Alade,  Phil Ade, Tone P, Sojay among others.

While the album was launched on Friday, October 28, 2016, Ice Prince revealed that a book and movie will follow the release of the album, with the movie scheduled for a January 2017 release.

The album which was produced by IllKeyz, The Fresh Brit, CKay, DB Bantino, Chopstix, Ghost88, T U C, Mr Kamera, Tekno, Popito, among others, projects experiences from Ice’s personal life.

Yemi Alade Drops Highly Anticpated Single, “Gucci Ferragamo”

yemi alade, gucci ferragamo“Mama Africa” crooner, Yemi Alade has just dropped her latest single, “Gucci Ferragamo”.

The highly anticipated track will however be available only on iTunes and Apple music between October 28, and November 4, 2016, she said.

Produced by Maleek Berry, “Gucci Ferragamo” shows a different side of the singer, and is expected to feature in her untitled third studio album.

Asides the track, Miss Yemi has equally released yemi2new feisty photos, shot by celebrity photographer, Emmanuel Oyeleke.

The artiste who won the ‘Best Female Artist of the Year’, in the recently concluded 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, after being nominated along-side Tiwa Savage, has gained significant recognition around the world since her entrance into the music industry.

Having signed significant music, endorsement deals as well as performing on some of the biggest stages around the world, the sky seems to only be her starting point.

Nigerian Acts Win Big At 2016 MAMA Awards

yemi alade 3Nigerian artistes had a good outing at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards with Wizkid, Yemi Alade and Tekno emerging big winners.

Wizkid won three major awards on the night as Artist of the Year, Best Male, and Best Collaboration.

Sensational singer, Yemi Alade, won the Best Female, while Tekno was named Best Breakthrough Act.

In that category, she went up against Tiwa Savage, Supreme Mavin Dynasty (SMD), Josey, Vanessa Mdee and Mz Vee.

From South Africa, Cassper Nyovest won the Best Live Act while Emtee came tops in the Best Hip Hop Category.

Controversial athlete, Caster Semenya was named the 2016 Person of the Year while South African trumpeter, composer, and singer, Hugh Masekela got a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sauti Sol from Kenya got the award for the Best Group.

The event held at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on Saturday was hosted by Television personality and businesswoman, Bonang Matheba.

See below a full list of the winners.

  • Artist of the Year: Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Best Female: Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
  • Best Male: Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Best Group: Sauti Sol (Kenya)
  • Best Breakthrough Act: Tekno (Nigeria)
  • Best Live Act: Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
  • Best Hip Hop in association with MTN: Emtee (South Africa)
  • Song of the Year in partnership with Google: “My Woman, My Everything” Patoranking feat. Wande Coal (Nigeria)
  • Listener’s Choice: Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
  • Video of the Year: “Niquer Ma Vie” – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon
  • Best Pop & Alternative: Shekinah & Kyle Deutsch (South Africa)
  • Best Francophone: Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
  • Best Lusophone: C4 Pedro (Angola)
  • Personality of the Year in association with DSTV: Caster Semenya (South Africa)
  • Legend Award: Hugh Masekela
  • Best Collaboration in partnership with ABSOLUT: DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Buckz – “Soweto Baby” (South Africa/Nigeria)
  • Africa Reimagined: Vivian Onano and Mary Taedzerwa
  • Best International: Drake (USA)

MAMA’s Final Nominees: Wizkid leads With 3 Nods

Tiwa savage, MAMA's, nominees list, 2016The race for prizes at the 2016 edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), intensifies as the award organisers reveal the last group of nominees for this year’s prize.

Nigerian artists such as Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Olamide, Patoranking, Wizkid and many others have received new nominations in the coveted categories which included artist of the year, best female, listener’s choice, best breakthrough and song of the year. MAMA's, 2016, nominees,

The nominees were selected from a pool of thousands of contemporary mainstream artistes across Africa.

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In terms of nominations, Wizkid leads the pack of nominees from Nigeria. He was nominated in the artist of the year category, best male artist and in the personality of the year category.

X3M music artiste, Simi whose music continues to garner attention earns a nomination in the breakthrough category alongside compatriots, Tekno and Falz the bahd guy.

For the young singer, who actually has been craving the spotlight for almost a decade, with a handful of lukewarm songs over the years, getting a MAMA nomination is another milestone in her career.

She sits on the podium with another Mama fresher, hip-hop act Y-cee who got catapulted into the elites’ group after his 2015 hit, ‘Jagaban’.olamide

He earned a nomination in best hip hop category which pitches him alongside music heavyweights including YBNL Boss, Olamide whom he featured in his breakthrough track.

In 2015, Nigerian dance-hall and reggae music act Patoranking picked up the best newcomer prize and in just about a year, he is now being nominated for the best male category contending alongside Wizkid and South-African rapper A.K.A.

The 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards is scheduled to hold in Johannesburg, South-Africa later in 2016.

Yemi Alade Drops Visuals For Swahili Version Of Na Gode

yemi alade Effyzzie Music diva, Yemi Alade, has released the Swahili version for the video of her hit song ‘Na Gode’.

The track will be housed on Yemi Alade’s sophomore album titled ‘Mama Africa’

The video was directed by Paul Gambit.

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Yemi Alade Drops ‘Do As I Do’ Featuring DJ Arafat

Yemi Alade Drops 'Do As I Do' Featuring DJ ArafatEffyzzie Music/Rebel Movement diva Yemi Alade has released the second single off her hotly anticipated album ‘Mama Africa’, titled ‘Do As I Do’.

The song features Côte d’Ivoire’s music star DJ Arafat.

‘Do As I Do’ is  a fusion of Afro-Pop and Coupé-Décalé produced by Selebobo.

The song follows up Yemi Alade’s gratitude preaching hit ‘Na Gode’.

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Celebrities On Red Carpet At MAMAs

MAMAs-2It was all excitement at the MAMAs 2015 held on Saturday night in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, with Nigerian music stars maintaining their dominance in the African music scene. 

 

 

 

Faces of Celebrities as they Stormed the Red Carpet.

 

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