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Behold, Five Naija Musicians Thrilling The World Most

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Wizkid Wizkid was born as Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, on 16th July 1990 in Surulere, Lagos State. He started his music career at the age of 11 with a 7 track album entitled Lil Prinz in 2001 in collaboration with Glorious Five. The award-winning recording artist is reputed to have over 80 Award nominations in his career so far of which he has won 20.
He started his record label Starboy Records in 2014 after leaving EME records, a label that now has over 5 artistes from Nigeria as well as Ghana. His long list of hits includes Holla at Your Boy, Azonto and Ojuelegba. Ojuelegba is the hottest on the list and Wizkid has worked with several local and international artists including the likes of R.Kelly and more recently Drake, which placed him as the first Nigerian on Billboard Charts: Courtesy of One Dance.
Tiwa Savage
Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, also known as Tiwa Savage or Tiwa for short, is among the notable  Nigerian Musicians the word is listening to right now. The singer cum songwriter, performer and actress has had a lot of media attention recently by reason of her controversial failed marriage to husband Tuji “Tee Billz” Balogun.
The 1980 born musical icon came into stardom in 2006 after her appearance on the UK Version of reality show X-Factor. She is currently signed to one of Nigeria’s foremost record labels, Mavin Records as well as Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Her hit songs include Love Me, Kele Kele, Eminado and Wanted.
Dbanj
The “Koko” crooner and foremost Nigerian entertainer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo is among Nigerian Musicians taking the world by storm. Dbanj and his famed harmonica have gained tremendous recognition on the global stage with several awards and guest appearances.
The singer turned entrepreneur hosted his own reality show “Koko Mansion” in 2009 and also starred in a Hollywood movie Cruel Summer. He has done several collaborations with top hip-hop artists Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Big Sean and others. His hit songs include Emergency, Oliver Twist, Why Me and Tongolo. Though he is not as popular in Nigeria as he used to be, the world won’t stop dancing to his tunes.
P-Square
Twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye form the group P-Square. The Hip-hop/R & B duo, who have been clouded by a lot of controversy and separation rumours in recent weeks.
With interest in other areas such as Oil and Gas, Real Estate and Agriculture, P-Square is one pair to watch out for. The Nigerian Musicians are consistent headliners for major events, shows and tours across the African continent and across the globe. Hit songs by P-Square include Busy Body, Do Me, Alingo,  Personally and  Shekini.
Fela
Widely acclaimed as Nigeria’s most celebrated musician, Fela Kuti is one Nigerian Musician the world will never forget. Fela Anikulapo Kuti or simply Fela, recognized by Wikipedia as the pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, kept Nigerians revelling and meditating on his words and music from 1958 up till 1997 when he passed on.
The multi-talented music maestro, human rights activist, and political maverick was a pain in the neck to successive military administrations in Nigeria for years with his vocal lyrics and political undertone. Star rapper Jay Z in 2009 organized the Felabration Concert in honour of the legend. Several artists have done remixes and adaptations of his songs and beats in recent times and they almost always become hits, because of its link to this great World-recognized Nigerian musician.

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Checkout Seven Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019’s Final Months

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On June 11, 2019, Pulse made a list of the five most anticipated albums of 2019. The list included Asa, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy.
Since then, Burna Boy and Asa have released their albums while Wizkid and Davido have consistently served us teasers. Tiwa Savage’s album is also likely to be released in the early parts of 2020.
Equally, acts like YCee, Peruzzi, Adekunle Gold, Reekado Banks and Zlatan have announced albums that are set to drop in the final months of 2019. Here is what we know so far;
Reekado Banks
Album Title: Daddy To Many
Album status: Done
A few weeks ago, Nigerian singer, Reekado Banks During a chatty session filled with a lot of humour, Reekado reveals that after ‘Rora,’ there will be another single, then his album will drop in the final week of October or the first week of November, 2019.
When quizzed on the title of his new album, he said “This title is heavy. It’s called, ‘Daddy To Many (laughs).
“I was living my life in Atlanta in March (2019), and I just felt like I was Daddy to many. To be honest, that’s how I felt. It (the album), has 12 tracks and I worked with Wonda, Ozedikus, Altims, TY Mix, Kel P, Blaize and so forth.”
Peruzzi
Album Title: Huncho Vibes
Album Status: Done
On October 9, 2019, DMW/Golden Boy act made the announcement via his Twitter account. The caption reads, “my people, thanks for the love and support so far!!! Its been an amazing ride with yall! I am glad to announce my first Album “Huncho Vibes” !!! accept it, love it and tell the world about it! Thank you.”
This album follows the Heartwork EP which was released in the final months of 2018.
On October 14, 2019, he released track list for the album
YCee
Album Title: YCeeVsZaheer
Album Status: Done
Since YCee left Tinny Entertainment, he has been embracing his more Hip-Hop side. His January 2017 rap solo, ‘Balance’ even earned him a Lyricist on the Roll nod at the 2019 Headies.
A few weeks ago, he announced his album, YCeeVsZaheer. The album will have 15 tracks and YCee has hinted that the album might drop in October or November 2019. Production credits are set to come from SynX, Alpha and ELMORE.
The album will be a follow-up to 8-track, First Wave (2017) and 9-track Late Night Vibrations (2018), a collaboration work with Bella Alubo.
Adekunle Gold
Album Title: Afro Pop Vol. I
Album Status: Done
On September 26, 2019, Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold announced that his new album will drop soon.
This announcement came via his Twitter account with the message, “Pay Attention to my Project. It’s coming soon.” Although the release date is set to be announced, his fans are in frenzy at the prospect of a new album.
The album will be a follow-up to About 30 which was released in 2018. As promotion, singles, ‘Young Love,’ dropped on Friday, September 27, 2019. It was a follow-up to ‘Kelegbe Megbe.’
These developments continue a series of good events for Adekunle Gold who is set to have a writing credit on Davido’s album, A Good Time.

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Dino Melaye Joins Nollywood Hours After Losing In Court

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Embattled Senator Dino Melaye says is no tension over the Appeal Court verdict, which reaffirmed his sack.
He spoke hours after losing at Appeal Court, which ordered a fresh election into Kogi West Senatorial District.
The Kogi born Senator featured as one of the key actors, Alongside the National chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Chief Dan Nwayanwu, in a Television series titled ‘Equity Unbound,” an idea of the Pillars of Hope African Initiative (POHAI).
Other prominent actors including Linc Edochie, Victor Decke, Chief Bruno Iwuola and Paul Sambo also featured in the movie.
Addressing a world press conference, the Country Director of POHAI, Chinyere Onyemekara, said the main focus of the project is on ‘equal rights and sociai justices in Africa,’ using Nigeria as a case study.
She said: “Equity unbound TV series is a soap opera that holistically ex-ray the quality of justice system in Nigeria and its attendant effect on both the masses, the elites and the government.
“It is a mind blowing expository drama presentation of the human rights challenges of an ordinary common Nigerian. A good example of the issues treated in this series is the recent report by BBC, on the pervasive threat of “sax for grades and sex for Marks” in Nigeria’s institutions of learning.
“A 120mins pilot episode of Equity unbound TV series has been shot with so many celebrity Actors and with state of the art equipment cum professionais and highly motivated crew.
“The idea of this, is to use drama as an effective tool of communication to correct the ills and promote an acceptable social justice system in Nigeria.
“We at POHAI has taken it upon ourselves to expose this short comings for the purpose of strategic attention and correction.
“We hereby call on members of the fourth estate of the realm, civil society groups, the international community, cooperate organizations, Nigerian government at all levels and well meaning Nigerians to support in whatever way possible to bring this humanitarian project to fruition”.
Speaking on why he joined the TV series, Melaye said it was to expose injustice in the society.
Melaye said: “There is no tension over the verdict of the Appeal Court. Life goes on.

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Nyekachi Douglas Dazzles At MBGN Pageant …Wins 2019 Crown

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Although the 2019 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria(MBGN) pageant has come and gone, the news of the glamours night of beauty, excitement, glitz, and razzmatazz that marked the event is still trending in the social media and amongst the society of fun lovers across the country.
The 32nd edition of the beauty pageant organised by the Silverbird group in partnership with the Bayelsa State  Government and an international organisation was held on Friday, October 11,2019 at the Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenegoa and attracted a humongous audience, including the founder of Silverbird group, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, a constellation of stars from the show biz and the fashion world.
The 2019 MBGN attracted over 52,000 entries out of which 37 contestants representing the 36 States of Nigeria and Abuja emerged to contest for the crown of Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2019.
Before the d-day, the contestants spent two weeks in camp and visited important places in the state  such as the Steve Azaiki Public Library and Tulip Castle Hotel, they also participated in camp orientation fitness day and visit by the Bayelsa State  Government.
The event night kicked off with the red carpet segment, while the pageant proper began as the hosts of the annual event mounted the stage. They were ace comedian, actor and producer, Bovi  Yonina and Layole Oyatogu,  actress, compere and media personality .
The 37 contestants were later paraded on stage for the first time where they mesmerized the audience with their catwalks, natural endowments and amazing beauty. This was followed by other appearances on stage for the choreography,traditional wear, swim wear and evening wear segments.
The  award category followed next as winners emerged after the stage appearances. The winners were Miss Amity,  Nyekachi  Douglas (Rivers), National Costume, Michelle  Nwagbara (Abia), Miss Photogenic, Folakemi  Yunusa (Kwara), Best Talent, Temitope Are(Ogun), Face is Lush, Afuru Cynthia (Adamawa) and Best Evening Wear,Olutosin Araromi
This stage was marked by the fall of the judges hammer as 22 out of the 37 contestants qualified for the semi- finals. At this semi final stage, 10 out of  the 15 semi finalists, were chopped and the Top 5 finalists  emerged.
They were Nyekachi Douglas (Rivers),  Akeela Ominu (Edo), Becky Ogene (Bayelsa), Olutosin Aroromi (Taraba) and Pamela Ifejioku (Abuja).
This final stage was the melting point of the well attended pageant.
The A-class judges, namely, Isoken Guobadia, Frank Oshodi, Richard Balogun,  Tom Alazigha, Ebizi Ndiomu. Brown Precious Side-Duke and Olga Isvinkun Defreitas Cabral had a hectic time in selecting the winner of the highly contested crown as all the finalists were considered beautiful and enchanting.
The finalists were chilled at the end as a winner finally emerged as the judges unamionously declared Miss Rivers, Douglas as  the 32nd  MBGN queen, having defeated 36 other contestants.
Nyekachi was crowned amidst  cheers and jubilation by the outgoing queen, Anita Ukah assisted by the Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State  Governor on Tourism Development and Entertainment, Senator Murray-Bruce and 2019 Mr. Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem.
The queen who also won the Miss Amity Award  was rewarded with a brand new car, cash prize and other gifts. She will represent Nigeria at the 69th edition of Miss World  pageant scheduled to hold at the Excel London, United Kingdom on  Saturday December 14th 2019.
Other winners at the event were Olutosin Araromi (Taraba) MBGN Universe, Pamela Ifejiokie (Abuja), MBGN Tourism and Akeela Aminu (Edo) MBGN universe.
Nyekachi  Douglas hails from Ibaa  Community in Emohua Local Government Area (Emolga) of Rivers State.  She is a free lance model based in America.
With her new crown,  it is expected that she would not only be successful in her career, but will spread love, joy and confidence as she represents Nigeria in the global stage.
It would be recalled that the pageant was originally called Miss Universe Nigeria when it started in 1983, but gained attention where it was later changed to MBGN in 1984.

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