Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Nigerian music duo P-Square set to rock Zimbabwe

This news is from MTVbase.
P-Square is set to perform at the fourth annual Lion Lager Summer Festival on 13 October in Harare, Zimbabwe.
At a press conference in Harare on September 11th 2012, it was confirmed that the duo had signed the contract. They will be joined by Zimbabwean artists Roki, Winky D and Amara Brown, among others.
P-Square was first scheduled to perform in Zimbabwe on31st August 2012 but the show was later cancelled...

Female cashier in Onitsha sends robbers after customer who withdrew N5 million

A female cashier working in a new generation bank along New Market Road, Onitsha, Anambra State has landed in trouble for sending robbers after a customer just after he withdrew N5 million from the bank. It was gathered that the customer was attacked by the armed bandits who operated on two motorcycles while waiting to board a vehicle to his destination.
After being dispossessed of the money, Daily Sun gathered that the victim became suspicious of the role played by the female cashier as no other person knew about the withdrawal and he hurried back to the bank in anger and threatened to expose the cashier if the stolen money was not returned immediately to him.
According to a reliable source, the bank manager, whose office was situated close to the banking hall, overheard their argument and invited them into his office. While interviewing both parties, the female cashier consistently denied involvement in the crime and vowed to deal with the victim if his allegation was eventually proved to be false. However, the cat was let out of the bag during hot exchange of words when the mobile phone of the cashier rang persistently and she refused to answer the call.
While she was fidgeting, the bank manager suspected foul play and ordered the cashier to answer her call, using the amplified speaker. When she finally picked the call after much reluctance, it was the voice of the excited robber from the other end telling the cashier that the operation was successful. He told the cashier to meet him at the designated location to collect her share after the close of work. The cashier became speechless after the call as tears of shame and guilt streamed down her face.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Mr. Ralph Uzoigwe, said he had not received any complaint from the bank and promised to reach the reporter as soon as information got to him. It was learnt that the bank was handling the incident internally to avoid a dent to its image.

Source: Daily SUN

New Video: Rick Ross - Hold Me Back (Video shot in Nigeria)


Watch the video and tell us what you think...

Wizkid, BankyW, Others Graced Channel O Event In Kenya

The EME Crew was part of the Nigerian celebrities that joined other African celebrities in Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend at the Channel O Meet and Greet event. Fans in Nairobi had the chance to have photographs taken with the celebrities and all.
WizKid, Banky W, Skales, and Shaydee are some of the Nigerian celebrities at the event. Other African celebrities at the event include Xclusive, Khuli Chana,Wyre,and Camp Mulla.
Like they always do, the Nigerian celebrities at the event enjoyed a great show affection from the fans in Kenya, and they also showed Kenyans why Nigeria is the home of music in Africa. Kudos to you guys....

Charley Boy and Denrele Edun…who’s imitating who?

Charley Boy and Denrele Edun
Charley Boy and Denrele Edun
Call them weird, call them crazy and confused…the glaring truth still remains they are both highly successful.
But it seems like the two most controversial figures in the Nigerian entertainment industry are beginning to look same in terms of attire and swag. It looks to us like one of them is trying really, really hard to copy the other.
So the question is Charley Boy and Denrele Edun…who’s imitating who?

Stella Damasus, Osita Iheme, Sammie Okposo, others participating in Say No To Crime project – Lamboginny says

  • Lamboginny (real names Yinka Lawanson) is a Nigerian musician.
  • He is popularly known for his fight against crime campaign in Nigeria.
  • Some months ago he took some celebrities to the Ikoyi Prisons where over 30 inmates were freed and given new lives.
  • This time he is set to assist in some juvenile inmates’ rehabilitation at Abeokuta, Ogun State..
What is Lamboginny working on at the moment?Lamboginny Say No To Crime project is working on an educational project for the juvenile inmates in Abeokuta which lots of top celebrities are supporting with educational materials. And also the NDLEA has shown their support too. They are looking forward to a close working relationship with us to help use music and entertainment to fight crime in Nigeria. They promised this during my visit to the national head office of the NDLEA.
Which celebs are supporting this project?
Some of the supports are, Stella Damasus who is building an Exam Hall for the juvenile inmates, Daniel Ademinokan is building a worship center, Osita Iheme is supporting with materials, Sammie OkposoTillaman, Yemialade, Lydia Babatunde(Lee magazine), and Wisetola, more supports are still needed for teachers’ salaries , uniforms, and vocational materials.

My song writing has matured and my music has a new edge to its direction – British singer Crystal King tells Nollywoodgossip

Crystal King Shots - DR Ent
Crystal King Shots – DR Ent
  • Crystal King an East London-based singer/songwriter.
  • She tells Nollywoodgossip: “My dad was a songwriter and played keyboard as a hobby.”
  • She says: “I was told from a young age that I could really sing.”
  • She says: “The little girl with the big voice is what they used to call me.”
  • “So I guess that was a confidence boost and from then on I always wanted to be a singer.”
  • “Well I’ve just completed my EP ‘The Complexity of Crystal King’, which is a nice introduction to me and where I’m going with my music.”
  • “My song writing has matured and my music has a new edge to its direction.”
  • “I would absolutely LOVE to perform in Nigeria!”
  • “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and have discussed many times with my peers.”
  • “Many of my best friends are Nigerians and I love the culture and the people

Sarkodie Nominated For 2012 MOBO Awards

SARKODIEAward winning Ghanaian Hiplife artist Sarkodie has been nominated in the Best African Act category of the 17th edition of the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards slated for November.
The U Go Kill Me hit singer was nominated alongside some of Africa’s finest artistes such as Amadou & Mariam, Cabo Snoop, Camp Mulla, D’banj, Fally Ipupa, Fatoumata Diawara, P-Square, Spoek Mathambo and The Very Best.
The nominees for the awards were announced Monday with Plan B and Emeli Sande leading the pack with five nods each. Rita Ora and Labrinth also stand the chance of taking home a plaque at the event in November, picking up four nominations each.
Sande will battle it out with Tulisa and Jessie J in the Best UK Female category. She is also for Best R&B/Soul, Best Video for My Kind Of Love, Best Song for Next To Me and Best Album for Our Version Of Events.
Meanwhile, Plan B will go face-to-face with the likes of Labrinth, Ed Sheeran and Professor Green for Best UK Male and has also been named in the Best Hip-Hop/Grime, Best Song, Best Video and Best Album categories.
X Factor stars Rebecca Ferguson and Misha B also picked up nods, with Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé all having a chance of winning the Best International Act award.
MOBO founder Kanya King MBE, said of this year’s bash: “We are very excited about the nominations for the 17th MOBO Awards.
“The talent this year has been truly exceptional and we are so proud to be flying the flag for urban music which has again been dominating the charts in the past MOBO Music year. Good luck to all those nominated!”
The ceremony will take place on Saturday, 3rd November at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Fans can buy tickets and vote for their favourite artists on the MOBO website.
Here is the full list of nominees:
Best UK Female Emeli Sandé Rita Ora Jessie J Jessie Ware Rebecca Ferguson Tulisa
Best Newcomer Delilah Stooshe Angel Rudimental Lianne La Havas AlunaGeorge Conor Maynard Jessie Ware Misha B Rita Ora
Best UK Male Labrinth Ed Sheeran Plan B Professor Green Wiley Rizzle Kicks
Best Video Emeli Sandé – ‘My Kind Of Love’ JLS – ‘Do You Feel What I Feel’ Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’ Rizzle Kicks – ‘Mama Do The Hump’ Rita Ora ft. Tinie Tempah – ‘R.I.P.’
Best Hip-Hop/Grime Devlin Plan B Professor Green Wiley Wretch 32
Best Album Ed Sheeran – + Emeli Sandé – Our Version of Events Labrinth – Electronic Earth Plan B – Ill Manors Rita Ora – Ora
Best R&B/Soul Act Angel Emeli Sandé Labrinth Maverick Sabre Rebecca Ferguson
Best International Act Azealia Banks Beyoncé Drake Jay Z and Kanye West Frank Ocean Nas Nicki Minaj Ne-Yo Rick Ross Rihanna
Best Song Ed Sheeran – ‘Lego House’ Emeli Sandé – ‘Next To Me’ Plan B – ‘Ill Manors’ Labrinth feat. Tinie Tempah – ‘Earthquake’ Michael Kiwanuka – ‘I’ll Get Along’
Best African Act Fatoumata Diawara P Square The Very Best Spoek Mathambo D’Banj Fally Ipupa Sarkodi Cabo Snoop Camp Mulla Amadou and Mariam
Best Reggae Act Popcaan Sean Paul Konshens Damian Marley Mr. Vegas
Best Jazz Act Ayanna Witter-Johnson Femi Temowo Zara Mcfarlane Roller Trio Zoe Rahman Best Gospel Act V9 Collective Rachel Kerr Ni-Cola Ram1 El Mafre...