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Notable Breakups In Nigerian Music Industry

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We bring to you today a countdown of the top ten notable breakups in the Nigerian music industry  climaxing with the most recent- that of evervone’s beloved Mohits crew.  10 Remedies- Comprising of the talented trio of rapper cum singer Eedris Abdu!kareem, Tony Tetuila  and  Eddy Remedy,  this was one of the groups thatdefined the style now known as “Naija Hip Hop”. The  Remedies was formed in 1997 and hitsongs like “shakarno” and “omoge” endeared them to millions of  people all over West Africa. The group split up in 1999 when the henchman of the crew, Eedris  Abdulkareern decided to launch a solo career.

Eedris Abdulkareem’s solo career started off to glistening start with the release of 3 successful albums  with the Kennis Music label-imprint between 2002 and 2004. His fortunes however took a downturn :n  1004 after a fracas with the American r per 50 cent His subsequent album “King is Back” was released  on his La Creme record label and he still has a visible presence on the naija music scene.

Tony Tetuila also did very well on his own with smash hit songs like “om ode meta”, I’m in love with 2  Nomen” and “my car” which became a street  sensation. He has 5 albums to date.  The third member of the group Eddy Remedy was ‘unfortunately not able to kick-start a successful solo  career. He has an album “Leave Eddy Alone” to his credit,  plantashun Boyz- This defunct group of 3 comprising of 2face, Faze and BlackFace needs no  introduction, especially as one of them- Zface- has gone on to become a legend of African contemporary  music. They released two albums, Body and Soul(2000) and Sold Out(2003) before going their separate  ways in 2004.  2face has since gone on to release 4 multiple award winning albums (Face 2 Face (2004), Grass 2 Grace  (2006), The Unstoppable (2008) and The Unstoppable International Edition in 2010, bag numerous  prestigious awards and nominations and become anIcon of Nigerian and African Music all over the  world.

Faze has released three albums since- Faze Alone (2004), “Independent” which spawned several hit  singles in 2006 and Originality (2008).

BlackFace has only one album to his credit. He also co-wrote 2face’s breakthrough single- African queen.  The Plantasr.un Boyz collaborated on a reunion album titled “Plan B” in 2007.

8 Maintain-The trio of Olu, Tolu and Bamo came to national prominence on the back of hit songs like “I “catch cold”’and “Nibo la wa gbe 10”. After six albums between 1998 and 2004, the group split up after the exit of Olu in 2005.  Olu Maintain went on to release two albums- “Yahooze/Maintain Reloaded” a successful effort which  spawned the mega hit single, “Yahooze” and Kentro World(2009).  Big Barno released a well-received album “popotiti” but since seems to have taken a leave from  recording music.

Except from occasionally featuring in a few songs Tolu has not had a significant solo career since the  breakup of Maintain.

7 Eedris Abdulkareem and Kennis Music- The then number one Naija artiste parted ways with the  premier record label after the 2004 scuffle between Eedris and 50 cent and it marked a significant  change in the artiste’s career. The artiste released his fourth album on his own La Creme imprint but  has subsequently signed back with Kennis Music.

6 2face and,ICennis Music- After a mutually beneficial relationship that gave birth to 2 award winning  ‘albums, 2faceteft  Kennis Music without much ado in 2008. He has his own record label- Hypertek  Entertainment.

5 Kelly Handsome and …. You Know Already J- Kelly Handsome came to national prominence with the  release of his chart topping hit single Maga in 2007. “Mr. Maga” left Kennis Music amidst a lot of  controversy in 2010 and he has even been said to swear that he will never forgive Kenny Ogungbe and  Dayo Adeneye, the Kennis Music top men although he later tendered an apology. He released only one  album (Too much money in 2008) on the Kennis records imprint.

4 9ice and Id Cabasa- Not too long after the release of platinum selling album “Gongo Aso” in 2007,  9ice and longtime friend and producer Id Cabasa fell out due to settlement and payment issues. Basorun Gaa” does not seems to have been slowed down by this as he has within a short while built up his own record label, released 3 successful albums and has even signed a few upcoming acts as well.

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Five Interesting Nollywood Movies To Watch In August

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Below are the current Nollywood movies making waves in the big screen across the country.They include
Sade Takes Lagos
Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 16, 2019
Actors: Alex Ekubo, Seun Akindele, Tana Adelana etc
Synopsis: A girl decides to take a vacation to Lagos after her parents separated with the hope of making it big in her music career. She is faced with challenges.
Once Upon A Night
Director: Gbolahan Akitunde
Genre: Thriller
Release date: August 16, 2019
Actors: Wale Ojo, Kiki Omeibi, Ade Bantu Daniel Egwede etc.
Symopsis: A psychology student with a fear of being alone imprisoned himself for one night to once and for all face his demons only, not all these demons only not all these demons are unreal.
The Reunion
Director: Thomas Odia
Genre: Drama
Release date: August 16, 2019
Actors: Steve Onu, Femi Jacobs, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, Tana Adelana, Mercy Aigbe, Jiide Kosoko (Prince), Frederick Leonard etc.
Synopsis: Four friends from the high school reunite to plan the 50th anniversary of their alma mater. As the battle of superiority stirs up, another issues from the past are revisited, secrets are revealed that threaten to tear up their seemingly perfect lives.
Love Is Yellow
Director: Kayode Kasum
Genre: Drama/Romance
Release date: August 16,2019
Actors: Bimbo Ademoye, Mofe Duncan, Timi Egbuson, Paul Utomi, etc.
Synopsis: Fighting for what you believe in can be one hell of a task, but your life will only be hell if you’ve never tried life as it serves us the good, the bad and the urgly in different colours. Love is yellow portrays the smuggle and pursuit of happiness in Lagos, Oladayo, a technician finds a reason to shake off the dust from his once shiny Lagos dream.
5. Wings Of A Dove
Director: Omoni Oboli
Genre: Drama
Actors: Omoni Oboli, Amal Umar, Zack Orji Sani Danja, Yakubu Mohammed, Marther Felix etc.
Synopsis: The movie is an emotionally charged story of a married off girls to much older men at the ages of 13 and 14 and all they want is freedom to be children. It takes you to an emotional roller coaster of the loss of childhood innocence. The consequences of being in a forced arranged marriage and the hope and dire need of a future that is stolen from them.

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New Club Opens In Emohua Amid Funfare

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It was fun galore and music extravaganza last Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Emohua Community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State as a large crowd of fun seekers stormed Rumuobasi-Rumuche Community to witness and celebrate the opening of a long awaited new relaxation joint called Stepple Gate Motel amidst wining, dining and dancing till dawn.
In his opening address at the event, the Managing Director of the Motel, Mr. Endurance Wosu disclosed that the clamour by the youths for a relaxation and recreational joint in the community informed his decision to open the entertainment hang out to cater for the hospitality needs of the people as well as create employment for the youths.
The Director, who also runs other hospitality out-lets such as Aboby Hustle Point and ‘Precious Guest House,’ all located within the community, stressed that as peace had returned to Emohua Community, he was sure of positive changes that would transform the community and attract investment.
Wosu reiterated that the motel would provide variety of services such as lodging accommodation, catering, variety and special events night, live band Makossa and Pole dancers as well as night club in order to provide all round fun and relaxation for the customers under tight security.
Also speaking, the resident Disc Jockey (DJ), Mr. Anachor Mini popularly known as ‘DJ Omega’ (Darikputu Igbigi) described the new motel as a welcome development that would provide opportunity for people to unwind. He noted that the club would also help to curb youth restiveness as they would now have a place to relax and mingle.
One of the customers to the motel who is also the Managing Director of Mini Wax Electrical Ventures, Prince Patrick Ogundu Mini, stressed that the motel signals the beginning of a new dawn of development in the area as it would attract people within and outside the community as well as ensure the promotion of peaceful co-existence.
A former Vice Chairman of Emohua youths, Mr. Vincent Iberi, also known as Don Colonel thanked God for the peace in Emohua Community. He maintained that the new Stepple Gate Motel was a harbinger of positive changes in the area. He assured of the cooperation and patronage of the youths.

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Davido, Others Mourn DJ Arafat

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Ivory Coast-born music star, DJ Arafat has passed away after a fatal car accident. The death of the popular music star has saddened many of his fans both at have and abroad, including Nigerians. Arafat’s fans took to the social media to mourn his death, wishing him a peaceful rest.
It was gathered that the popular Ivorian music star, Houon Angel Didier, popularly known by his stage name DJ Arafat, passed away on Monday, August 12, the 33-year-old artiste sustained injuries from the accident which occurred on Sunday August 11.
Nigerian singer, Davido took to the social media to mourn his death, Davido has been joined by many of Arafat’s Nigerian fans to mourn the singer’s death on social media. They took to their twitter accounts to wish him a peaceful rest in the afterlife.

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