Nigeria’s Bobsled Team Features on Latest Installment of Beats By Dre’s #AboveTheNoise

Beats by Dr. Dre has launched the latest installment of its global “Above The Noise” campaign featuring Nigeria’s first bobsled team. Starring Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, the piece highlights how the athletes are making history and performing at the highest echelon with a determined and masterful focus.

The digital short combines footage of the team’s races alongside shots of their intense preparation in Nigeria, showcasing their unwavering drive and ability to stay above the chaos, fears and other “noise” in order to succeed. The spot also shares how the women have pushed themselves and each other constantly to traverse new territory for themselves, for Nigeria and for Africa.

G-Eazy and Zoe Nash’s “The Beautiful & Damned” further captures this sentiment as the campaign’s track.

This digital short was launched alongside Beats by Dre’s winter sports film starring Shaun White (US), Lindsey Vonn (US), Jamie Anderson (US), Kevin Rolland (France), Ayumu Hirano (Japan) and Sui Wenjing and Han Cong (China).

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Find Out What Nigerian Celebrities Are Saying About The Trending H&M Racist Hoodies

Recently, Fashion outlet H&M released a photo of a young black boy wearing a cardigan that has ‘coolest Monkey in the jungle’ inscribed on it while A white boy wore an orange cardigan that has survival expert on it.

As celebrities around the world continue to use their platforms to address this unfortunate racist act, Nigerian celebrities like Susan Peter and Uti Nwachukwu are not left out .

While Susan strongly insists that H&M did that intentionally and are all of a sudden apologizing, Uti Nwachukwu is of the opinion that the parents of the boy have to be questioned on why they would allow him be used for such an advert. He says only Money loving parents would have allowed their child be used for such an ad.

Here’s what they shared:

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Buys A Car For His Church Member & Gospel Artiste, Ada (Photos)

Gospel Artiste and Member of Christ Embassy Church Ada Ehi Just got a brand new car from their General Overseer, Chris Oyakhileome, The excited lady said she has never bought a car with her money before, and was planning to last week, Even prayed about it, But to her Surprise, God answered her prayers, when she received a brand new car at her door step, sent from her Pastor Chris, see her post below!

Governor Ambode Hosts Asisat Oshoala at Lagos House

The Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode hosted 3-time African Female Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

Ambode, on his Instagram, shared a photo of the two of them meeting. He wrote:

3rd time African Female Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, was our guest at Lagos House, Ikeja. Asisat is a sport ambassador of Lagos and we are proud of her achievements.

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“President Buhari Is The Worst President In The World” – Skales

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Nigerian singer and songwriter, Skales has taken to his social space to blast President Buhari, says he is the worst president in the world.

The “Shake Body” crooner stated this on his Twitter page.

According to him, President Buhari deceived people into voting him in.

He wrote;

Buhari is the worst president in the world yes I said it ….this human abuse has to stop …u lied to us wen I wanted to be voted in …shame !!! I love my country and I want the best for my country

Many of his followers agree with him, as they believe President Buhari should not re-contest in the 2019 general elections.

Face of Okija 2017 Celebrates Igbo Culture

The event started with the arrival of His Majesty, Ooni of Ife, who stayed from start to finish. The National Anthem was beautifully delivered by Idols Nigeria winner KPeace. The event opening was fantastic. A line up of brilliantly well assembled performers from different Igbo cultural heritage, from Udubunch Ogene dance, Akalaka Dance Group, Ogbuoja Ndi Igbo, Ohafia War Dance, Agaba Arochukwu plus more. Not forgetting DeClassical Arts & Entertainment‘s highlight of the day, ‘Ununcha’, a magnificent stage play made for a global stage.

The audience was electrifying, the event centre filled to capacity, all on their feet as Flavour performed his smash hit song ‘Chimamanda’.  Selebobo was intriguing, as never seen before. Coolness at its finest, a very professional delivery. Akpasuwag Zoro, onye ogene, had masquerades and dancers all on the stage in full fledged entertainment like no other. Was truly a cultural event as almost all performers delivered their acts in traditional regalia.

ObiJackson Foundation, took some time in between the performances to thank the guests and  also presented their social responsibility programs, past, present and future. The organization focuses on children and women’s health and various forms of assistance to the poor and needy.

This fourth edition of the Face of Okija  focused on empowering the physically challenged that possesses different kinds of musical ability. Hence the Talent Hunt segment of the 2017 Face of Okija. The group G5 won among four ‘4’ other finalist contestants, Okafor Joshua (Rock & Roll music), Nwokedi Amarachi(Reggae), Meshach Odion of Pacelli School of the Blind Lagos and Comedian Onyemaechi Anderson. All  visually impaired.

The winner’s prize includes a music production by an A list producer and a Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N 500,000) cash prize. Congratulations!

Also during the event, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo led by the amiable President, General Dr John Nnia Nwodo and other Chieftains such as Emeka Ugwu-Oju of NESH, conferred awards of honour on some great Igbo entrepreneurs. Recipients of the award were: Dr Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi, (Founder Nestoil & Obijackson Group), Sir Emma Bishop Okonkwo (Founder Ekulo Group) Chief Nnaeto Orazulike, (Founder Genesis Group),  Chief Chidi Anyaegbu (Founder Chisco Group of companies), Chief Allen Ifechukwu Onyema (Founder Air Peace). It was a colourful and well attended event.

To bring the 2017 Face of Okija to a close, Dr Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi, GMD Obijackson Group delivered an eloquent vote of thanks.

See more photos from the event:

The 2018 Edition comes your way 29th December.

Face of Okija simply means the sights and sounds, culture and tradition, people and food, beauty in everything about Okija Town, Anambra State.

“How My Dad Arrested Me When I First Started Music” – Singer, Davido Reveals

As soon as he pads into the smart lobby of a Leeds hotel, 25-year-old Nigerian pop star Davido — wearing Gucci slippers and a merch shirt from his 30 Billion world tour — is accosted by excited staff requesting selfies. One woman tells him: “I listen to your music every day!”

Davido, aka David Adedeji Adeleke, is slightly jet-lagged, but amiable. He’s arrived in Leeds to perform at the 2017 Mobo Awards, where he’ll also receive the Best African Act trophy. This isn’t Davido’s first UK trip; he’s previously packed out club shows here.

He has, however, reached a point where his success across Africa is translating into international recognition. Having signed a major label deal with Sony, his triumphant latest single “Fia” follows “If” and “Fall” (the latter tracks so far amassing 54.7m and 38m views respectively on YouTube).

David Adeleke has won Best African Act at the MTV EMAs, and in early 2018 his 30 Billion tour (which has already covered venues across the US, Spain, Djibouti, Ivory Coast and beyond) hits the UK.

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“Funnily enough, this is the first time that I’ve won European awards,” says Davido, in sweetly raspy tones. “I realised that when I really focused on Africa and my culture, that’s when people started recognising me. I travel a lot, but I know the kind of environment I need to be in; I’d rather create the music at home, in Lagos. The travelling distracts me, because there’s so much going on.”

In the western music mainstream, the profile of young African talent is soaring. Of course, Africa’s vital influence on, and cross-pollination with, international music scenes, has been deep-rooted over decades; among countless examples are Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat movement and legendary 1970s Lagos hotspot The Shrine, which drew the likes of Paul McCartney to work in Nigeria.

The 21st century has seen collaborative projects such as Africa Express: launched by British musician Damon Albarn, it has connected artists from Mali, Congo, Senegal, the UK and the US. But recent years have also seen the mainstream focus on “afrobeats”: seemingly a catch-all term, yet very distinct from Fela’s polemical grooves.

Afrobeats sounds are fuelled by youth culture and catchy anthems, their vocals and rhythms laced with electronic effects. Some artists have been Brits reflecting their African heritage: take Fuse ODG, whose 2014 debut TINA (This Is New Africa) merged Ghanaian dance roots with western club production, or fellow Londoner J Hus, whose album Common Sense created a buzz this year.

Many others, such as Davido, are Nigerian talents whose success was established well before western attention: D’banj, say, who scored a 2012 hit with “Oliver Twist”, or Wizkid, who raised the roof at London’s Royal Albert Hall in September.

Afrobeats has also notably inspired work by international stars including Beyoncé and Drake. Why is it that the western mainstream has now experienced an awakening?
It’s the internet and social media,

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” replies Davido, with the assurance of someone who has Nigeria’s biggest Instagram account (5.5m followers). “I’m telling you, Nigerian people have a supportive force, and an amazing energy. Beyoncé and Kanye felt it on their visits, but Nigeria has always been very big on entertainment; when I was little, a big artist would come over to play every Christmas.
“Now the music industry in Nigeria is like a government ministry; it’s worth billions. There are so many artists in Nigeria that you might not have heard of, but trust me, they’re doing well.”

Davido has never played down his own wealthy background; his 2012 debut album was entitled Omo Baba Olowo (Yoruba for “Son of a rich man”). He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a family of Nigerian entrepreneurs, and he returned to the US to study engineering; when Davido went Awol to pursue music instead, his father was decidedly unimpressed — and had him arrested upon his reappearance in Lagos.
Davido and His Official DJ, ECool

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“My dad didn’t like me doing music!” laughs Davido. “If he saw my face on a billboard, he’d arrest everybody at that show! But when I made the song ‘Dami Duro’ [2011], it became the biggest track in Africa; it’s saying: ‘I’m the son of a rich man, you can’t stop me, and people love me.’ It now feels good for dad to see that music can take me this far.”

This multilingual pop wave is arguably pan-African, with artists and fans taking inspiration from countries around the continent; it highlights the rich disparity of African cultures — and the limitations of the “afrobeats” tag.

“In Nigeria, we all mix sounds together and collaborate; it’s natural,” says Davido. He prefers to call his own music “afrofusion”, with elements including hip-hop, Ghanaian high life, South African kwaito, and R&B. “It’s been generalised as afrobeats, but I have songs that sound like afropop, afrotrap . . . ”

Checkout Viral Photo Of Pretty Mike Kissing His Pet-Snake, Toke Makinwa (Photo)

From placing women on leash to drinking alcohol from a feeding bottle and romancing a python snake, Pretty Mike has gotten used to seeking attention on social media.

Lagos Club Uno boss, Pretty Mike late last year purchased a python and named it after controversial On-Air-Personality, Toke Makinwa.

He has been pictured taking his bath with the strange pet and lately, he hit the climax by kissing the creepy reptile.

In recent times, social media users have questioned the sanity of Pretty Mike who has been romantically linked with Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky.

Nollywood Actress Mercy Aigbe Finally breaks Silence On The Red Dress Saga

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has finally opened up on the recent wedding dress saga, involving her, a designer, Rikaotobyme and a bride @rettypetty on Instagram.

Her reaction comes nine days after the scandal broke out on social media.

Mercy had worn a red dress made by the designer for her 40th birthday photoshoot, a dress a bride later came out to say was hers. The bride said the designer had lied to her that a logistics challenge had stalled its transportation to her in Benin.

The bride said she was supposed to wear the dress on her wedding day.

Following an apology by the designer and a statement by Mercy Aigbe’s stylist, StyledBySeun, absolving her of any fault, the actress has opened up on the case, saying it was all the designer’s fault.

She made this known when she was a guest on TVC‘s Entertainment Splash on Tuesday.

Speaking on the issue, Mercy Aigbe sympathised with the bride, adding that no one should go through what she (the bride) went through.

She added that her lawyers “are on the case.”

She also issued an official statement on her stance on the issue.

Read the statement below:

“I have followed events as they unfold following a particular dress I wore for a photoshoot. First, I must say that I sincerely sympathise with the bride as this situation is painful, unfortunate and regrettably avoidable. I hired and paid Seun @styledbyseun for the photoshoot as a stylist and got four dresses for the shoot.
“Seun and I were unaware that one of the dresses was meant for someone else. I am embarrassed that the designer was not professional enough in handling events leading to this moment.
“It is also painful that a bride is made to go through what the bride has been made to go through. I have reached out to both the stylist and designer (whom I have never met nor HIRED directly) to express my displeasure.
“I have instructed my lawyer to look into this and see how best to approach this from a legal point of view without festering an already open wound. Thanks.”

REVEALED: Nigerian Actress, Liz Anjorin Explains Why She Converted To Islam

Nollywood actress and businesswoman Liz Anjorin has finally divulged one of her biggest secrets concerning her faith and belief. The very enterprising and hard working filmmaker who was known before now as a Christian suddenly shifted from being a believer to a Moslem about five years ago raising speculations that a man made her change her faith and religion.

Although the actress came out to refute the claims that she was dumping Christianity for a man, she never really revealed the real reasons behind her huge decision. The actress has however made her reasons known in a series of posts on her page.

According to Liz, her mother was born into a Muslim home but married Christian, however when poverty struck and they became homeless, they sought refuge in churches, sleeping in different churches at night and automatically, they be smelling believers.

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“When my mom died, more than ten churches rejected her corpse for burial” the actress said. Despite her desperation and sorrow and the looming nationwide strike ahead, plus her mother’s instructions, she couldn’t find a church to help her.

The actress however found one, but there were ‘things’ involved which she didn’t share.

“Through it all, it was the faith I rejected that stood by me, prayed for my mom’s corpse, performed only the necessary rites while the church only gave us burial space after much fuss”

After this, the actress pledged to go to Hajj and she’s been a Moslem ever since contrary to claims that a man changed her heart and faith.

What Is Wrong With This Actress, Dayo Amusa’s Outfit To A TV Show Recently (Photos)

Dayo Amusa who has been accused of excessive skin bleaching has been caught on the wrong side of the media again with her fans attacking her.  Actress Dayo Amusa and Mercy Aigbe graced a TV show together and Dayo Amusa’s denim jean has got people talking.

Actress, Mercy Aigbe posted a video of them dancing on the stage and people however blasted Dayo Amusa on her page with a mild extension to Mercy Aigbe.

Some social media users have questioned why Dayo Amusa dressed in crazy jeans for such a prestigious show on TV.

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Full Text and Video Of Oprah Winfrey’s Cecil B. DeMille Speech at the 2018 Golden Globes

On Sunday, Oprah delivered a nearly 10-minute speech so powerful everyone from the Beverly Hilton Hotel to outer space rose to their feet while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes.

 

Introduced by Reese Witherspoon, who said that Oprah’s hugs were so good they “could end wars” and “solve world peace,” the Queen of All Media gave an impassioned speech that called for truth, equality, and justice. Speaking to a room full of people wearing black dresses and tuxes, Oprah got everyone excited about the future, that new day on the horizon.

 

After thanking everyone from Steven Spielberg (who directed Oprah in The Color Purple) to forever friend Gayle King to longtime love Stedman Graham (“who’s been my rock”), Oprah touched on the press that “is under siege these days.” She continued, “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.”

 

Oprah then told the story of Recy Taylor, a young black woman who was raped by six white men while walking home from church in Abbeville, Alabama in 1944. “They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP, where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case and together they sought justice. But justice wasn’t an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted.” Taylor passed away in late December.

 

As Oprah said in her acceptance speech, “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.”

 

 

 

Full transcript below:

 

 

Thank you, Reese. In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: “The winner is Sidney Poitier.” Up to the stage came the most elegant man I ever remembered. His tie was white, his skin was black, and he was being celebrated. I’d never seen a black man being celebrated like that. I tried many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door bone tired from cleaning other people’s houses. But all I can do is quote and say that the explanation in Sidney’s performance in “Lilies of The Field”: Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.

 

In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B. DeMille award right here at the Golden Globes and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award. It is an honor. It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible. Dennis Swanson who took a chance on me for A.M. Chicago. Saw me on the show and said to Steven Spielberg, she’s Sophia in The Color Purple. Gayle who’s been the definition of what a friend is and Stedman who’s been my rock.

 

I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. We know the press is under siege these days. We also know it’s the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this. What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story. But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.

 

They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they’re in academia, engineering, medicine, and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and business. They’re our athletes in the olympics and they’re our soldiers in the military and there’s someone else, Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know, too. In 1944, Recy Taylor was a young wife and mother walking home from a church service she’d attended in Abbeville, Alabama, when she was abducted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church. They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case and together they sought justice. But justice wasn’t an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted. Recy Taylor died ten days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have lived too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.

 

Their time is up. And I just hope, I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks’ heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it’s here with every woman who chooses to say, “Me too.” And every man. Every man who chooses to listen.

 

In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome. I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights.

 

So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again. Thank you.

 

The world might have to wait a little longer to see if 2018 will go down in history as the year Oprah announced her presidential run for 2020. Until then, there’s a lovely speech to hold onto.

 

Watch the video below;

 

Face Of British Nigerian Woman, Sade Agboola Who Set Up All Female Taxi Company In London (Photo)

A British-Nigerian woman identified as Sade Agboola has set up a women-only drivers taxi company in London.

The single mother of one started the innovative means of daily commuting to offer women a safe and reliable alternative to minicab services and public transport in London.

Agboola’s company, Annisa car, which will only be accepting women and children as passengers, will commence operations within the South of London with plans to extend its services across other parts of the city of London in due course.

The entreprenuer’s idea of public commuting is coming at a time when Uber, the popular ride-hailing mobile-technology-enabled cab service, faces serious challenges in London.

Transport for London (TFL), the entity that regulates all transport activities in London, banned Uber in October from operating within the city citing the company’s ineffectual approach to reporting criminal offences and its way of carrying out background checks on drivers.

Though Uber has appealed the TFL’s decision in court which is yet to deliver a ruling, the emergence of services like Agboola’s Annisa car that promises better security and safety presents another headache for Uber in London.

Agboola was expectedly ecstatic as she shared her thoughts on the birth of the enterprise and the value that is on offer.

“It is quite entrepreneurial but I never thought about it like that, I had the idea a couple of years ago and since December 2016 I’ve been doing a lot of research and work to put it together.

“I have been amazed that no one else has thought of this idea before. Also a lot of mums have children and struggle to get back into work or find a job that gives them that flexibility and hopefully by having women-only drivers and guardians we can provide a flexible and supportive environment for them.

“Whether people choose to work with us full or part-time is up to them, but we will be offering holiday pay for people working on a freelance basis so they know we support them.”

Meanwhile the business has already been attracting considerable patronage with some of the passengers already leaving positive reviews on the new taxi company’s website for excellent service delivery.

Davido Reveals He Made Half A Billion From 30 Billion Concert

DMW Boss and FIA Crooner, David Adeleke, Davido has revealed on social media that his 30 Billion Concert in Lagos which went down at Eko Hotels on the 27th of December made him N500 million.

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He took to his snapchat to share the amount he made at the 30 billion concert.

He wrote:-

On the 27th of December ME AND MY TEAM MADE A HALF A BILLI!! FACTS!!

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This Is What Tuface Would Have Become If He Wasn’t A Musician

Nigeria’s music icon Tubaba has revealed a part of his side which most of his fans knew nothing of.

The living music legend Innocent Idibia graced cover for Guardian Life Magazine and the musician in a snippet of his interview has revealed that if life had not led him to the path of music, he would have ended up being a goalkeeper.

When asked what he would have done with his life if he wasn’t musician, Tubaba had promptly replied that he would have become a goalkeeper.

The choice of career came as a surprise to the interviewer who went ahead to ask why ‘goalkeeping’, Tubaba had only laughed.

Going further in the interview, the singer had revealed the three things he does early in the morning when he wakes up.

1. I thank God

2. I drink water

3. “I take a piss”… Tubaba said.

Oluwatobiloba, Who Photobombed A Wedding Photo Recently Enrolled In Primary Sch. By Terry G

The little boy, Oluwatobiloba, who photobombed a wedding photograph recently, has been enrolled in my primary school by musician Terry G. This is the code for your widget. Just copy and paste it into your website. New widgets may take up to 30 minutes before they start displaying properly.
According to sources, the three-year-old boy is a product of a failed marriage as his mother left his father after birth. Though his father is a graduate of electrical engineering, he is jobless.


Even though Tobi has never been in a school, he speaks and understands English language. The father, who had earlier appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to assist Tobi to get a quality education, announced on his Instagram page that Terry G had decided to sponsor his son through primary school education and he started school today.


He wrote,

“2017 is sure not the end of the Lil man’s saga, as 2018 promises to be a greater one for our Lil man. Oluwatobiloba Michael Falana. Following his viral photo bombing picture late last year, which got a lot of people inspired and wanting to sow into his life for his courage and bravery, Gabriel Oche Amanyi (Terry G), one of the many Nigerians moved by the viral picture came through with his promise as Oluwatobiloba resumes school today alongside his peers.”


Socialite, Dollarface Breaks Up With Girlfriend, After Spending N1m On Drinks To Propose To Her In December

A man who had spent so much to put up a dramatic proposal to his girlfriend, has in an unfortunate turn of events, broken up the engagement.


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A popular Nigerian socialite identified as Dollarface Peters, has taken to his social media to announce that he has broken up with his girlfriend whom he proposed to on Friday, December 15 2017 at a night club where he reportedly spent about N1million on drinks.
Peters took to his Instagram handle to announce the breakup between him and his sweetheart. His post reads: “My relationship with the so called girl I engaged 15th of last month is over.”

He also shared screenshots of their Whatsapp chat where he narrated how he wanted to visit this girlfriend’s mother on his way from Anambra, and when his ex-girlfriend said her mom was not around, he told her he is no longer interested in the relationship.
He went further and made several posts on his Instagram handle asking questions about what a proper wife material should look like. Read below;

Temi Otedola Defrauded By Scammers While She Was Asleep

Temi Otedola, who is one of the daughters of the oil magnate Femi Otedola woke up this morning only to discover that someone was shopping with her credit card over the night, while she was deep asleep.

 Temi who is also a fashion blogger took to twitter this morning to express her sadness over the issue.

She wrote on twitter:

Damn. Woke up to find out someone had been online shopping with my card whilst I slept. Card fraud is savage. Now I’m away from home till Thursday with a cancelled card”

Here is what she shared on social media :

Top 10 Young Nigerian Designers Who Were Outstanding In 2017

From the sprouting of young and creative designers to the successes of the biggest fashion shows in Africa, 2017 was amazing for the Nigerian fashion industry.

With expert advice from fashion editors in Nigeria, here are BlackNBold’s top ten most outstanding young designers of 2017.

Ogugua Okonkwo (Style Temple)

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Og, as she is fondly called, is the creative director and founder of the Style Temple brand which is gradually dominating the bespoke female fashion industry and now pioneering a new school of thought.

Style Temple is now one of the most prestigious fashion brands in Abuja and has experienced immense growth in terms of business and clientele.

Some of the focus of the brand include ready to wear, bridals, aso-ebi and haute couture.

Over the years the brand has been able to attract celebrity clients like Stephanie Coker, Chimamanda Adichie, Toke Makinwa and Zainab Balogun.

2017 was a productive year for the young designer as she made a remarkable presentation at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2017 where she debuted her S/S 18 collection.

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She was nominated as fashion designer of the year at the Ebonylife TV Sisterhood Awards 2017, featured on CNN Africa top 10 designers to look out for and also had her pre-spring 2018 collection featured on Maire Claire.

Sandrah Tubobereni (Tubo)

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It is amazing to see the level of growth attained by Sandrah with the TUBO brand in 2017.

Sandrah is a celebrated womenswear designer who is known for her creativity in redesigning the traditional African bridal attires, chic fashion clothing, and haute couture pieces with amazing silhouette.

She came into the fashion scene in 2014 and her vision for the brand is to take it global.

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The brand represents a firm, sexy and empowered woman, who is a mixture of feminity, strength, and vulnerability; she is classy and very comfortable in her skin. In 2017, Sandrah dressed celebrities like Toke Makinwa, Adesuwa Etomi, Tara Durotoye, and Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi.

She made the beautiful outfit worn by Adesua Etomi to her bridal shower and also the colourful aso-oke resemblance for Nanfe Jemimah on her traditional wedding. Sandrah made a remarkable impression at the Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017 in Accra where she showcased a bridal collection called ‘Her Form’.

Adebayo Oke-Lawal (Orange culture)

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Oke-Lawal is a contemporary and androgynous designer who is the creative head and founder of Orange Culture, a menswear brand which has been described as a “movement” for men who are “self-aware, expressive, explorative, art-loving nomads”.

The brand combines classic and contemporary western silhouettes with those from Nigeria.

Oke-Lawal uses his design as a political affront and makes room for designers who want to use their craft to speak out.

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In 2017, Fashion Scout London included Oke-Lawal in its ‘Ones To Watch’ list during the London Fashion Week. Also in 2017, Selfridges in collaboration with Style House Files released a capsule collection created by Nigerian singer Davido and Oke-Lawal for their Music Matters.

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Davido x Orange Culture premiered in Selfridges, London, in September. The collection featured easy to wear, stylish t-shirts, tunics and bomber jackets in muted tones.

Orange Culture has clothed style influencers like Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Denola Grey, Bolanle Olukanni, and Akin Faminu.

Dumebi Iyamah (Andrea Iyamah)

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Dumebi Iyamah is the brain behind the fast-growing women’s wear brand, Andrea Iyamah. The fashion brand is strongly influenced by culture and ethnic values. Dumebi started her brand at the age of 17.

Andrea Iyamah is recognised for its unique swimwears made from African prints, its edgy and chic ready to wear dresses, as well as its bridal designs.

The brand has focused on selling ethnicity with a modern twist while maintaining its attention to detail. Over the years the brand has been able to build a strong clientele, within and outside Nigeria.

In 2017, Andrea Iyamah showcased a bridal collection at the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week. We saw her pieces on some notable celebrities such as Adesua Etomi, Asiyami Gold and Somkele Idahalama.

Derin Fabikun (Fablane by Derin)

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Derin Fabikun showed a remarkable growth in 2017. She is the creative director of women’s wear brand Fablane by Derin.

She started her fashion line in 2009 at the age of 19 and within a short period of time she has been able to create a name for herself in the competitive fashion industry.

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Derin has clothed style influencers like Mimi Onalaja, Indima Okoji, Ozinna Anumudu and a host of others.

In 2017, the young and talented designer ventured a lot more into bridals. Some of her celebrity muses are Beverly Naya and Indima Okojie.

Emmanuel Okoro (Emmy Kasbit)

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Emmanuel Okoro is the creative director of a contemporary unisex wear brand Emmy Kasbit. This young designer has shown a great level of consistency with his brand.

Emmanuel started his brand in 2013 but didn’t get widespread attention until 2014, when he showcased his debut collection, ‘The Definition’.

Since then, the brand has attracted a strong clientele, some of which are Denola Grey, Munachi Abi, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.

He emerged as a top five finalist for the LFDW Fashion Focus.

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Flavour, Ebuka, Beverly Naya, Denola Grey, Zinkata, Lola Oj, Uti Nwachukwu, Jon Ogah have been spotted in pieces by Emmy Kasbit.

Ntukokwu Samuel (Samuel Noon)

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Ntukokwu Samuel is a women’s wear designer who has displayed a great level of consistency and stayed true to his brand aesthetics.

He attained prominence after his emergence through the 2016 LFDW Fashion Focus.

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His brand has been growing and crossing boundaries in the Nigerian fashion scene. He has clothed top celebrities such as Waje, Bolanle Olukanni, and Adesua Etomi.

He had an amazing showcase at the 2017 LFDW and the GTBank Fashion Weekend 2017.

Samuel Noon is definitely a fashion brand to look out for in 2018.

Seun Morafa (M O R A F A)

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Seun Morafa is the creative director of MORAFA, a contemporary unisex brand and an English graduate of the University of Lagos. He was discovered at the Nigerian Student Fashion And Design Week 2015 where he emerged as the second runner-up.

His career received a major boost after he emerged as a finalist at the 2017 LFDW Fashion Focus. Seun debuted his SS18 collection at the event.

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In 2017, Ikechukwu rocked an outfit from MORAFA on the cover of Guardian Life while Tiwalola Olanubi, Chris Kwekowo and Evans Akanno donned the brand on the cover of Vanguard Allure. Other celebrities such as Mr Eazi, Falz, and Emmanuel Ikubese have been spotted wearing outfits by MORAFA.

Omon Isinugben (Belois Couture)

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Omon Isinugben is the creative director of Abuja based women’s wear brand Belois Couture, a lifestyle clothing brand that offers a wide range of urban Afrocentric pieces for women.

The brand, inspired by the timeless and glamorous elegance of the 1920s and 1950s combined with the exuberance and versatility of the 70s and the 80s, reflects originality, youth, confidence, beauty, and class.

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Omon is a two-time LFDW alumnus who showcased her debut collection ‘Isudu Esan’ at the Spring/Summer 2016 LFDW.

In 2017, Yemi Alade, Maria Okanrende, Sharon Ojo, Linda Osifo, and Jennifer Oseh were spotted in pieces made by the young designer.

Damilola Osude (Imad Eduso)

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Damilola Osude is the founder and creative director of Lagos-based womenswear brand, Imad Eduso, which was established in 2015.

In the past two years, celebrities such as Toke Makinwa, Zina Anumudu, Fade Ogunro, Elma Godwin, Bolanle Olukanni, Annie Idibia, Vimbai, Stephanie Coker, Sika Osei and Seyi Shay have rocked designs from the label.

Her brand is focused on creating classic styles using contemporary trends and colours.

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She also emerged one of the top five finalists for the LFDW Fashion Focus and had a great showcase at the fashion week with her ss18 collection made out of well-structured pieces with clean lines and sensual pastels.

Damilola is definitely on the rise and we look forward to what she has to offer in 2018.

Photos: Senator Melaye, The ‘Black Jack Sparrow’, Hosts Pirate-themed Party

By virtue of being a “fearless leader”, you can call him “the lion of the senate”, and he will be well pleased.

Many know him as the senator representing Kogi West, but in 2017, his celebrity status reached new heights.

From making the Ajekun Iya song go viral to ending the year with a cameo in the music video of a rap song, even Olamide will find it hard to deny that Dino Melaye had ‘back to back’ hits in 2017.

On Sunday, the senator took his antics a notch higher by hosting a costume party dressed as Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.

Save for the lack of an eyepatch and a dangling sword, Melaye, also known as “Captain SDM”, almost nailed the Jack Sparrow look.

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Wizkid’s Songs Featured On Drake’s #GoldenGlobe Afterparty Playlist (Watch Video)

Apparently, Drake was on some Afro-pop vibe when he played the DJ role at the recently held GoldenGlobes Afterparty. AMonpointTV news had earlier reported that the famous rapper treated his audience to some of Davido’s fia fia music and the latest report has it that a number of Wizkid’ssongs also featured on Drake’s playlist for the event.

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DJ Drake slotted in Wizkid’s ‘Oguelegba’ ,‘ Show Me The Money,’ ‘ Jaiye Jaiye,’ and ‘ Daddy Yo‘ & “Come Closer” into his Afro-pop rich playlist. The audience at the event appeared to enjoy every detail of these songs, as captured in the trending videos.

Watch videos below.

2017/2018 Top 10 Less Handsome Musicians In Nigeria – Male & Female

Today, we’ll be looking at the 15 less handsome and beautiful musicians in Nigeria. We’ve carefully arraigned them accordingly from the beautiful to the less beautiful musicians in Nigeria.

let’s go through them below:-

10. Phyno

The ‘connect’ crooner, Phyno is the 15th on the list which makes him the most beautiful in Spree’s ugliest musicians in Nigeria ?

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9. Jesse Jagz

Sometimes though, Jesse Jagz looks cute (having a fine face which is also very rough at the same time) but the fact still remains that the Chocolate City artiste and the brother to M.I Abaga is ugly.

He is 11th on the list as ‘muscle’ will not let us ‘dash’ him fine boy.

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8. Terry G

Terry G the ‘akpako master’ as he calls himself who is widely known for his very crazy style of singing comes 9th on our list. Check out his picture below and also keep reading for more faces of ugly musicians in Nigeria.

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7. Duncan Mighty

Port Harcourt first son, Duncan Mighty who is also the CEO of Young Wealth Records is the 7th ugliest on the list and married to his sweetheart, Vivien.

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6. Asa

And the Nigerian French singer, Asa makes the list ?

And the 6th ugliest goes to Asa. Looking at her so well, you wouldn’t argue.

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5. Eedris Abdulkareem

Eedris Abdulkareem, one of the veterans that made Nigeria’s hip hop something to cherish at its early hip hop stage is on the list.

He owns the record label, La Kreem Music and comes 5th ugliest on Spree’s Ugliest Musicians In Nigeria.

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4. Weird MC

The masculine-like female rapper makes the list. Shola Idowu who is also known as Weird MC and very respected in the industry comes 4th.

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Like it or not, she’s ugly. Next please…

3. Faze

And the 3rd ugliest on the list will go to former Plantashun Boyz group mate, Faze.

This puts him in the Top 3.

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Let’s see who makes the 2nd and 1st position…

2. Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti son of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick, Fela Ransome Kuti comes second on the list.

Seun Kuti makes the Top 3 ugliest musicians in Nigeria here on Spree Nigeria.

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Let’s download ready for the Number 1…

1. May D

If there is to be an award given to the most ugly musician in Nigeria, Confam Entertainment boss, May D is the undisputed owner of this title/award.

No offenses but he should be winning it every year.

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Congratulations to the handsome and beautiful musicians we have in Nigeria.

This Is How President Buhari’s Son, Yusuf Lived His Life In UK (Full Details)

I arrived Guildford, home to the prestigious University of Surrey, on the evening of Tuesday 23rd September, 2014 for my M.Sc. in Economics.

I was ushered to my house at No. 22 Hamilton Drive, Hazel Farm Campus of the University of Surrey. I spent that night fatigued and famished because I couldn’t even locate where I could get a Halal meal and help myself after hours of exhaustive flight from Abuja to London Heathrow.

On Thursday, I managed to get something to pacify body and soul to remain together but there was a bigger problem: I was feeling lonely; I was acclimatizing slowly. But I soldiered on and kept my chin up, dragging myself by my own bootstraps. On Friday morning, I enquired for and was directed to the hall where Muslim students at the University of Surrey perform the Friday prayers.

Of course the primary motive for the efforts I put in at locating the place for Friday congregational prayers was to fulfill one of my obligatory duties as a Muslim. But, to be honest, I also had an ulterior, secondary motive: It was to make friends—Nigeriana or Muslimina—who’d guide me through my physical, cultural and academic acclimatization processes. And a very good, very important friend indeed I made that Friday!

After the prayer was over and worshipers were exchanging greetings and handshakes, I ran into a lanky, chocolate-complexioned, soft-spoken, very shy dude standing by the exit door. We exchanged your-face-looks-familiar-to-me kind of glances before he stretched his hand towards me with “Salamu Alaykum”. I grabbed the hand and replied “Wa alaykumussalam”. He said “I am Yusuf” and I also returned “I am Hamisu”. He then asked if I had been a student or was just joining the University as a fresher. And I told him that I had just arrived for my Msc. And with a note of readiness to render help in his voice, Yusuf asked if I had shopped for winter wears and other stuff which I told him I didn’t and we exchanged phone numbers agreeing to meet again the following day.

Early Saturday morning while I was still asleep, my phone rang and you can guess who the caller was.“Hello, Hamis”, “Hello, Yusuf”- we greeted and he asked how my night was; if there was any problem etc in a very caring tone akin to that of a kind High School senior student and a junior one entrusted under his care. Yusuf then directed me to meet him at House No. 4 Sandfield Court where he and Zahra stayed for their undergrad studies at Surrey. We then went straight to Primark Store, a stone’s throw away from Yusuf’s house, where he guided me into buying winter wears, kitchen utensils and other stuff. Yusuf carried most of my items himself leaving me with a few things to carry and he accompanied me to my house! We chatted for a while in my room and he left me slobbering over how kind he was to me.“Wannan duk yadda aka yi dan bubban gida ne!” [meaning; “this guy must have come from a responsible family”], —I soliloquized after I saw him off.

But don’t forget, throughout those encounters, I never knew Yusuf was the son of a VIP back home. He didn’t tell me. I didn’t sense it. His material or living conditions didn’t bear any evidence for 

anything like that. We just moved along as compatriots; sharing a country, colour, culture and above all Islam. Occasionally, either in my house or his, we would be discussing about politics back home and, as a Buhari die hard, I would always point out to Yusuf the necessity of a Buhari presidency to put Nigeria back on track and he just listened and nodded along shying away from a direct reference/discussion of the politician in the center of our tête-à-tête. But I didn’t suspect anything. I didn’t have reasons to.

The day “the pulako cover” was blown off Yusuf was on a Friday when Muslim faithful were asked by the Imam to sign a petition for the establishment of an Islamic Center/Mosque in Guildford. I was immediately following Yusuf on the queue and out of the corner of my eyes I peeped through and sighted him write “Yusuf Buhari”.

This was the lead that bolstered up two other ones I had previously gathered: One, being the campus talk I once overheard of but trivialized about a Buhari’s son and daughter being Surrey students. And the second was when Yusuf sometime told me that he is from Daura but based in Kaduna. Connecting those three (3) dots together unmasked Yusuf for me! And struggling to come to terms with how a young man of his age and time would conceal and refuse to flaunt his prominent family identity not only gave me a hard lesson in Fulfulde Pulako but also encouraged me to ask Yusuf for confirmation of my conclusion on his identity. And he only smiled and added “Mallam Hamisu kenan[Oh! See you Hamisu]!” This confirmed my conclusion and added to my respect for the People’s General for bringing up such a cool, calm and cultured son!

A chip off the old block, Yusuf is a very humble guy. He is unassuming, unpretentious and un-ostentatious. He is reserved but easygoing and a man of few words; a taciturn, if you like. He is, I think, an introvert in the sense that he doesn’t involve himself in other people’s businesses.

Yusuf doesn’t smoke. He doesn’t drink. He doesn’t go out with girls. He is just a son any father would love to have in his family! In Guildford, Yusuf lived a very modest, decent, and prudent life as evidenced by the fact that he and Zahra used to cook their food themselves—something Nigerian elite’s children never do in UK! May God ease and speed up your recovery, Mallam Yusuf!

I Am Glad I Married Adesua – Banky W Gushes

Banky W and Adesua Etomi’s wedding in Cape Town, South Africa, Nov 25, 2017

One of Nigeria’s favourite celebrity couple Banky W and wife Adesua Etomi in their reality TV show showed on Saturday talked about their marriage ceremony and their relationship so far.Banky says he never wanted to marry somebody in the entertainment industry but alas his wife was a different ball game when he found her and he is glad he married her.

 

Read his excerpts here…“I met Adesua in 2015 and after inquiring about her from her manager, Isioma, I went online to search for her and found her social media handles

“I looked her up online and I liked what I saw. I googled her, stalked her on the gram and a day or two later, I slid into her DM like the real man that I am

“I had two defining moments with Adesua. One was before we started speaking. It was actually when I was stalking her and I saw a video of her and her childhood friends singing worship songs and I felt like this is really refreshing to find someone in our line of work that would readily show this part of them

“The second part when I knew was when we took a private trip somewhere and it was the first time that she danced with me and at this point, I already knew she was a spiritual girl and a praying woman. But if I can confess, I was a little bit worried that when it comes to the turn ups and the fun, I wasn’t sure if she would be free like that and the very first time she danced with me, they were playing Rihanna’s ”Work” and she danced with me. Ladies and Gentlemen, once you have the spiritual and physical, you close shop, you move

”I wasn’t specifically looking for an entertainer as a wife because of what I presumed, but she took me off the balance

“I am glad I married Adesua because she understands my business and the pressure that comes with it.

Kemen And Miyonse Has A Word For Aspiring BB Naija Contestants

As the third edition of the Big Brother Naija (BBnaija) reality television show starts on January 28, ex-housemates have advised would be contestants to exhibit positive attributes and exemplary qualities of themselves during the show.

The ex-housemates’ who were contestants in the second edition in 2017, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursdays in Abuja.

Ekemini Ekerete, also known as `Kemen’ advised the contestants to put up their utmost best and stay true to themselves in the house.

“Even when they feel their best is not good enough; they should keep their heads up, support each other and stay true to themselves,’’ he said.

The ship manager turn fitness entrepreneur who expressed optimism that the show would live up to expectation said that “Nigeria is a country blessed with resourceful and talented youths.’’

Similarly, Miyonse Oluwaseyi, popularly called `Miyonse’ expressed optimism that the 2018 edition would be bigger, exciting and showcase more talents.

“The BBNaija show is a platform for contestants to expand and develop their talents; I believe they have something unique to showcase about themselves.

“Basically they should market themselves in the house to the global viewers,’’ Miyonse said.

“Whatever they are going to do, should be in such a way that when they are out of the house, they would be able to pick up from where they started.

On his expectations from the show, Miyonse said that whatever shortcomings the show had previously, the organisers would improve on it.

“I am positive they will improve on it this year, like washing of pots and others; I wish all the 2018 BBNaija contestants best of luck,’’ he said.

NAN reports that auditions for the third edition were held last year in six locations across Nigeria.

Multichoice, owners of DSTV and GoTV had earlier announced Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as the host for the 2018 edition of the BBNaija reality TV show.

It also announced the money prize of N45 million as against the N25, million won last year by Michael Efe.

Nigerian Music Artistes To Watch In 2018

 

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With the success the music industry recorded in 2017, here is a list of some artistes worth watching out for in 2018 because they are on a conscious mission to continue ruling the music space.

Wizkid

Indisputably, 2017 was a phenomenal year for reigning pop star, Wizkid, aka ‘Wizlion’, as he is fondly called. From the success of his hit songs including ‘Manya’, ‘Come Closer’, ‘Daddy Yo’ among others and the countless African cum international awards he bagged, it is naturally expected that he won’t be resting on his oars because he is on a conscious mission to remain the reigning king of pop in Nigeria, Africa and beyond.

Recall that at the last Headies awards, he boasted that the world had not seen the best of him, promising to continue ruling the music space both locally and internationally, and he did so in 2017. But will he continue to rule in 2018? Showtime’s investigation revealed that the ‘Daddy Yo’ crooner is currently strategizing on how to shock his fans and music lovers beyond words in the first quarter of 2018.

What he has up his sleeves we can’t tell for now but Showtime can tell you for free he has a lot of surprises for his fans and lovers of good music as he is bent on maintaining his position as king of Nigerian pop music.

Davido

After crowning a successful 2017 with his 30 Billion concert which has continued to be the talk of the town both locally and internationally, no doubt, pop singer, David Adeleke, aka Davido, will be scheming on how to stupefy his fans by bringing his best on board in 2018. Being one of the hottest Nigerian artists in 2017, plus the melodramatic surprises he dazzled with, Showtime strongly believes he will continue to dominate and drop chart topping songs in 2018, a good reason to watch out for him.

Olamide

With his hit song, ‘Wo’, off his ‘Lagos Na Wah’ album and the success of his sold out concert, OLIC4, YBNL henchman, Olamide continues to rule as king of the streets and trust me he is not ready to abdicate for any other artiste. Though Showtime believes his Lagos Na Wah album wasn’t impressive, but his ‘Wo’ single is enough to get him on this list of artistes to watch in 2018.

Maleek Berry

With his EP dropping anytime from now, multi-talented producer/singer, Maleek Berry, is on Showtime’s spotlight like never before. How he courted spotlight in 2017 was so simple; his hit songs ‘Eko Miami’, ‘Been Calling’ among other collaborative musical efforts earned him a comfortable spot on the Nigerian music scene in 2017 and he is sure on the rise as he is set to take on the music space by storm in 2018.

Mayorkun

When his debut single, ‘Eleko’, which has since become a street anthem, was released in 2016 nobody would have thought that Mayorkun’s fortune on the Nigerian music space would sky-rocket at the speed it did. With subsequent singles such as ‘Sade’, ‘Mama’ and lately ‘Che Che’, coupled with the debut of his concert ‘Mayor of Lagos, he has indeed proved he is equipped with musical arsenal formidable enough to dominate the music scene in 2018, and of course, the Eagle eye of music pundits, critics and fans   are seriously watching.

Simi

Besides being divinely blessed with a velvety voice that delivers musical justice to any tune she jumps on, X3M sensation, Simi, crawled her way into the hearts of fans and lovers of good music with her music in 2017. The release of her album, debut concert, stellar stage performances at top industry shows, and interesting music videos, were proofs this diva is worth watching. Without an iota of sentiment, her singles and their videos were a back to back hit which is why Showtime believes 2018 will not be an exception.

Toby Grey

Grey Nation lead act, Toby Grey, has been all about setting a standard never seen in the history of Nigerian music. With a few singles and videos to her credit, she is set to stamp her feet on the music space and put some female colleagues of hers on their toes. In a chat with Showtime, she gave a hint on why she should be watched in 2018. “2018 has already started on a positive note and a positive vibe so I’d just say to my fans that I plan on pushing boundaries this year. I’m not going to be predictable, as I’ve never been; I’m going to be working with local and international artistes and so would be releasing a body of work before the end of the year, so Grey Soldiers, expect greatness”, she said.

Reekado Banks

Going by word on the streets and Showtime’s meticulous observation and investigation all through 2017, Mavin Records music act, Ayoleyi Hanniel, better known as Reekado Banks is definitely one Nigerian artiste to be on the lookout for in 2018. It has been said that the youngster is rather too talented to be limited at Mavin Records. Over time, music pundits opined that with the way he dazzled with entertainment panache in 2017, if only he can part ways with Mavin Records, then he would be free to soar musically as expected of him.

Kiss Daniel

Some might be tempted to argue that because he is currently neck deep in a contract breach saga with his former label, ‘G-Worldwide, which he recently dumped to float his own, FLYBOI INC, 2017 was a bad one for Kiss Daniel; but such is not the case for the ‘Yeba’ crooner. Though he is yet to debut with his own concert like Mayorkun, Adekunle Gold, Falz, Simi, among others, he is currently rated among top ten artistes who will give fans reasons to ask for more musically in 2018. The music space is yet to savour enough of his songs, ‘Yeba’, ‘Mama’, ‘Sofa’, ‘Kilamiti’, so why won’t he be on the list of artistes to watch out for in 2018? Trust me; the talented singer may be locking horns with Tekno, Runtown, and others for supremacy in 2018.

Falz

This chart would be incomplete without mentioning the ‘Bahd’ guy himself, Falz, who bristled with power and purpose in 2017, ending it with his debut concert ‘The Falz Experience’. Since he broke into limelight with his unique kind of rap music, he hasn’t failed to continue living up to expectation with good music which is one out of many reasons Showtime believes he should be one of the artistes to watch in 2018.

Niniola

If there are five top Nigerian female music acts to be on the keen look out for in 2018, energetic singer, Niniola will most definitely make that list because she gave the entertainment space a run for its money in 2017. With her debut album, ‘This Is Me’, Niniola stamped her arrival on the Nigerian music scene. No doubt she had a bumper 2017 with club bangers including ‘Sicker’ and ‘Maradona’, both off her first studio album. Who knows, 2018 may be the turning point in her career as she may go international like Wizkid, Davido and others who have since launched their international music careers and are breaking boundaries already.

Soti

What pretty afro-pop singing act, Sotonye Jane Pepple, better known as ‘Soti’, is bringing on board musically in 2018 may put the likes of Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Niniola and Simi on their toes. The energetic singer who is set to create a niche for herself in the music industry by doing music that can wade through stormy waters bragged in a chat with Showtime of how much of good music she has up her sleeves and why she is one of the artiste to watch in 2018. “I believe I’m an act to watch out for in 2018 because it’s going to be strictly good music only, she said.

Tekno

He has always boasted of being in a world of his own as the biggest Nigerian artiste doing matchless music, so it wouldn’t surprise you to see that he is one Nigerian artiste to be on the lookout for in 2018.  Tekno is bound to shock the music space in 2018 with amazing music. Known to be constantly enmeshed in one controversy or the other, the ‘Yawa’ crooner is sure to make news headlines.

Adekunle Gold

After establishing himself as the king of romantic highlife music in Nigeria, Adekunle Gold has since continued to add feathers to his cap with his music that has a way of igniting hot romance among lovers. With the success of his debut concert and first studio album, he was able to further prove his worth as the king of romantic highlife in Nigeria. His forthcoming second studio album titled ‘About Thirty’ is worth looking out for because critics were of the opinion that his first was a mixture of good and crap music.

Orezi

When his single ‘Shoki’ went viral in 2014, little did we know that Orezi was on the path to stardom. Little wonder the video of his song ‘Cooking Pot’ bagged the award for Video of the Year at the 2017 edition of All Africa Music Awards, (AFRIMA).

Small Doctor

Lovers of street music will continue to be grateful to Small Doctor for his club banger, ‘Penalty’, which further gave him a comfortable place on the music scene after the success of his single ‘Mosquito’. 2017 will not go down in history without making mention of controversies he was involved in, which includes beating up a tricycle rider along Ogba and a video of him masturbating on social media, a video he has since denied, claiming his Snapchat account was hacked. Musically, he is on a mission to take it  a notch higher in 2018 and the Eagle eye of Showtime will be glued on him.

Okiemute

Riding on the crest of her emergence as ultimate winner at the last MTN Project Fame Nigeria, dexterous stage performer, Okiemute, is set to change the music game in 2018. Known for her vocal prowess, stage energy and live performance skill, she is ready to give top artistes a run for their talents. Boasting in a chat with Showtime, she promised to up the music ante in 2018. “The music industry and fans should look out for Okiemute Ighorodje because I am bringing a different colour to live music and performance”, she said.

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