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;
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.”
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
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.
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.
Kunle Afolayan’s Film ‘Citation’ Hits Cinemas, August
Renowned film maker, Kunle Afolayan, has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, ‘citation’, staring Temi Otedola.
Kunle’s sex for grades themed movie is gunning for an August 2020 theatrical release, the film maker confirmed this during a meeting live chat where he spoke extensively about the movie’s release.
He revealed that while the coronavirus pandemic may have affected productions, he is excited that his team had concluded primary photography before the coronavirus influenced lockdown.
“Thankfully we were able to complete the shooting of the film, we have also started post production before the entire COVID-19 started and we already have a hit, but because of the lockdown, things have slowed down.
The upcoming movie starring Temi Otedola, Jimemy Jeam Louis, Sadig Daba and Gabriel Afolayan will also be available on Netflix before the year runs out as confirmed by Afolayan who further revealed that he was already in talks with the American streamer.
COVID-19: Emohua Monarch Cancels 116th Birthday Celebration
Following the current global Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, the monarch of Emohua Clan in Emohua Local Government Area (EMOLGA), Rivers State, His Royal Majesty V.C.B. Okor, (Mgbo XII) has cancelled his 116th Birthday celebration in compliance with the state government’s ban on social gathering to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the community.
In his birthday message to the people of the area, the monarch urged them to celebrate the birthday in their houses and abide by the various measures government has put in place to prevent the spread of the virus and stay safe.
The monarch who spoke through his son, Prince (Amb) Chigozi Okor noted that he is happy with the level of compliance and improved hygiene among the people, as they had been properly informed and sensitised on the dangers of non compliance by the town crier and health officials.
Eze VCB Okor commended the governor of the state for the various measures he put in place to curb the spread of the virus in the state. He noted that the temporary measures were taken in good faith to protect the lives of the people as he called for fervent prayer for God’s intervention and solution to the ravaging pandemic.
He called on the state and local governments to extend their palliative measures to the people of the community to cushion the effects of the lockdown.
The monarch thanked the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, (Engr) Emeka Woke and Ohna Sergeant Awuse for ensuring security and peaceful coexistence in the community.
Multi Choice Rewards Customers With Package Upgrade
DSTV and GOTV subscribers who have fully paid their subscriptions will enjoy an upgrade at no cost. The leading video entertainment company, multi choice Nigeria which made the announcement, Monday said it is part of its commitment to lessen the impact of the ongoing social economic crisis due to COVID-19.
“It is our priority to put customers at the heart of everything we do”, said the company’s chief customer service officer, Martin Mabutho.
“And in line with our mission to make great entertainment available even during the most trying of times. We are giving our loyal and valued customers base a chance to experience a wider range of the quality content we carry on our other packages. This is our token of appreciation for their continued support”, Mabutho said.
According to him, starting on Monday, April 20, DSTV customers on DSTV Compact Plus, Compact, Confarm, Family, Yanga and Access who pay for their current package or reconnect will be up graded to a higher package.
He added that this would afford them the opportunity of experiencing a wider viewing experience. DSTV Access Customers will have access to international shows on real time, Nollywood on Africa Magic Epic and Rok 2.
Mabutho stated that subscribers on the family bouquet will have access to movies and TV on TNT Africa and BET Customers on the compact package will have access to international and local entertainment on I Magic, Africa Magic Showcase and M-net movies Premiere and Comedy Central.
For GOTV customers, he said the offer will be available to GOTV Jollc, GOTV Plus GOTV Jinga, Value and Life Packages.
This provides GOTV lite and value customers access to E! Entertainment, FOX life and PBS, adding that GOTV Plus Customers will have more programmes on the GOTV Jollc Package such as CBS Reality and TNT Africa.
While GOTV Jollc customers will enjoy 75 channels options available on GOTV Max like BET, Starlife, Discovery ID and Cartoon Network.
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