Hip Hop Music, one of the
thriving genres of music has come to stay in the Nigerian music clan and the younger stars are giving the older ones a run for their money. The new wine making super stars now rub shoulders with the older artistes to whom they once looked up to as their mentors and role models.
It is not gainsaying the fact that the younger generation of music artistes are now in their own class and are the most sort after by multinationals, telecommunication outfits and major event sponsors, the result of which are their mega bucks and overwhelming wealth which they flaunt around without minding whose ox is gored.
Some of their escapades in the music industry in Nigeria include luxury mansions, sold out contracts, huge fan base, state-of-the art cars, best selling albums, multimillion naira endorsement deals chattered flights, big budget videos and customs made outfits among other achievements.
These raves of the moment include:- Ice Prince: Panshak Zamani, popularly known as Ice Prince, gained international recognition after beating 2 Face Idibia to the Best International Act Award (BET) Awards. He also won the Hennessy artistry 2009, aged 26.
Born to Mr and Mrs Nasara Zamani in Minna, Niger State, Ice Prince who featured in Yvonne Nelson’s “House of Gold” alongside Ghanaian actor Majid Michael is a proud owner of a 2010 model of Benfley GT, a Range Rover Suv, a mansion in Ogudu of Lagos and his home town in Jos.
The Chocolate City Records “golden boy” single, titled “Oleku” has endeared him to his numerous fans as well as his monstrous music album “aboki”, while his Vip Video directed by Clarence Peters is a huge market success.
Wizkid: This 23 years old music sensation started singing at the age of 16. Today, his talent has taken him to different parts of the world and seen him perform alongside world class artistes such as Chris Brown, Akon, Young Jeezy and Kardinal official.
At 23, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun alias Wizkid leads the pack of a list of endorsement deals including one from MTN which has placed him on the list of big earning music artistes in Nigeria. At present, he is the highest paid Pepsi ambassadors in Africa and lives in a N140 million choice home in Lekki Lagos.
Wizkid’s personal cars include: a N14.6 million Porsche Panamera, N10 million BMW. X6, N6 million blue Volkswagen convertible and a Hondai Sonata.
Burna Boy: Burna boy broke into the music industry in December 2010 when he moved back to Nigeria from London and has remained a house hold name in Port Harcourt, but it was not until June 2012 when he made a cross over to Lagos with his mid tempo summer Jam “like to party”.
Davido: At 20 David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido is oneo of the most popular young artistes in Nigeria. So far, he has won some international awards and performed at various shows within and outside the country. He is also face of MTN pulse.
His personal collection of exotic cars comprise a silver 2012 Honda accord, a 2012 Hyundai Sonata, a N12 million 2012 Audi Q7, N17 million Chevrolet Camaro and a N21 million Mercedes Benz – G55 AMG.
After his monster album ‘Gobee’ Davido has just released another monster hit titled “Skelewu” now making waves in the radio and television stations across the country.
Olamide: For the self acclaimed “voice of the street”, who grew up in The Bariga area of Lagos, who is also known as the alternative rapper after Dagrin, fame did not come cheap.
N20m For Grabs As Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Others Contest
Nigerian social media space is bustling with activities as top Nigerian celebrities drawn from music, movies and football sectors lock horns in an online engagement contest hosted by the Nigerian Social Media Awards whose grand finale is slated for December 11, 2021 at Eko Hotel and suites, Victoria Island Lagos.
Celebrities competing in the Naija Game of Thrones category are 2Baba, Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Olamide, Don Jazzy and Genevieve Nnaji, while Phyno, Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, King Rudy, Yemi Alade, Funke Akindele Bello, Timaya and Mr. P are contesting in the Naija x Factor category.
A confirmation of the degree of engagement the celebrities have with their online fans, the contestants involve the fans visiting the website to vote for them to boost the celebrities opportunity to win N20 million grand prize that would be paid to the celebrities to support his/her corporate social responsibility project.
The project manager Nigeria social media awards, Francis Amirize in a statement said the social media which a few years ago started as a fun spot has today metamorphosed into an opinion shaping part of existence which can no longer be ignored in the marketing of brands projects and personalities.
Egwu Ogba Holds, August 9
The Umu-Akoku Family of Erema Town, Egi in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State has fixed 9th of August, 2021 as date for this year’s Egwu Ogba festival.
August 9, according to the family source, falls within eight Nkwo market days from the nineth of July 2021, when the declaration was made.
The declaration of the date was made by Elder Elijah Obulor on behalf of Elder Andrew Nwaoma who is the eldest member of Umu- Akoku family of Erema at the ancient Anamaoji play ground.
Speaking earlier in an interview with The Tide, the oldest member of the Umu-Akoku Family, Erema, Elder Andrew Nwaoma said the festival has no iota of fetism in it, stressing that it is a celebration of the culture of the Egi people.
Elder Nwaoma said Egwu-Ogba also fosters peace and unity, stressing that it is a celebration of all persons irrespective of their religious creed.
Also speaking, the head chief of Umu-Akoku Royal Family of Erema, Chief Ikenna Obulor said the celebration has remained the same despite the influx of different religions into Erema.
Chief Obulor said Egwu Ogba brings peace, prosperity and oneness to the entire Ogba Kingdom.
He used the occasion to refute alleged rumour of fighting during the ceremony, stressing that the entire place is peaceful.
The eldest son of Andrew Nwaoma, Bro. Kayedi Nwaoma said the present generation will ensure that the festival does not die.
Also speaking, the Eze Egi of Ogbaland, Eze (Prof) Anele Uzondu Wokoma said Egwu Ogba represents the feast of passover for the Egi people.
Wokoma said the festival brings bumper harvest to the Egi people as well as fosters unity in the Kingdom.
By: John Bibor
BB Naija Season Six Begins, ’Morrow
Multi Choice Nigeria, Monday, revealed that Season 6 of the Big Brother Naija Reality TV Show will begin on July 24.
Disclosing this while briefing journalists, Multi choice customer officer, Martin Mabudu, said that this year’s edition of the reality show would run for 72 days and end on October 3, 2021.
Recall that Olamilekan Agbeleshe also known as Layon won BB Naija lockdown edition last year. He went home with N30 million cash prize, a two bedroom apartment, courtesy of Revolution Plus, a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors, a trip to Dublin, courtesy of Guinness and home appliances courtesy of Scan Frost.
Others are trip to Dubai, packaged by Travel Beta, a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it and Colgate toothpaste, a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller trip to watch the UEFA Champions League final and a branded new oppo mobile smartphone.
In 2019, BBNaija winner, Mercy Eke, won N30 million prize money as well as other mouth-watering gifts.
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