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Timaya’s Plantain Boy Rules Music Scene… Picks N9.5m Escalade jeep, new Lover

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It is good time all the way for popular Nigerian dance hall star, Inetimi Odum popularly called Timaya whose fame soars in Nigeria music scene. Recently, he released a new single titled “plantain Boy” from his new album that is yet to be completed. The new single project currently rules the market and music scene raking in millions for the Egberi papa 1 of Bayelsa, who feels there is need for him to broadcast his success, with his songs, Obscenely declaring everything from his sexual life to his fleet of cars.

Many are of the opinion that the 33-year-old musician is so full of himself and brags of everything he has. To this effect an older dance hall crooner Nico gravity had released a single titled “I wan finish Timaya’ where he thoroughly Trashes Timaya, warning him not to allow his success get into his head.

In the new single, Timaya sang about how he used to hawk plantain and how he has been able to acquire a lot of wealth today, ‘plantain boy to big boy’, he sang. The Bayelsa State born militant Singer whose love for Nollywood actress EmpressNjamah turned sour when he was allegedly manhandled, hand cuffed and subsequently detained by Festac Police for conduncting hilself in a manner  likely to cause breach of peace.

After his romance with Empress crashed, he decided to put all the show of shame behind him and to continue with his life, to that effect he recently added a new escalade truck valued at N9.5 million to his fleet of cars.

Timaya who is today one of the biggest stars in Nigeria came into limelight with his first major single, ‘Dem Mama’ an account of the 1999 destruction of Odi, a Riverine community in the oil producing Niger Delta by soldiers who were hunting down some people whom they claimed killed 8 police men. The village was burnt down and many people killed. Timaya bravely tackled the topic in his songs years later and won instant street credibility for his boldness.

It is obvious that Timaya is currently the rave of the moment in the Nigerian music scene with a lot of musicians clamouring to do a collabo with him. He has collaborated with J. Martins, Keffe, spyderman, Terry G, 2 shot, KC presh and a host of others.

Timaya was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. As a teenager in Nkpolu Oroworukwo secondary school where he won so many awards in inter school competitions, he later moved to Lagos to stay with his elder sister at his parents’ request in order to complete his secondary education.

In Lagos, he attended Ikeja High School mafoluku. He started his music career with a couple of eary collaborations with some undergrade artistes and was a back up singer for Eedris Abdulkareem.

Recently Timaya performed live at AY show held in Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt where he thrilled the mammoth crowed with some of his hit tracks.

Meanwhile, the news making rounds in the Entertainment industy is that Timaya has found a new lover. According to our source the new babe is said to be still a student in one of the leading universities in the country. The lady was sported recently at Timaya’s house in Marwa gardens Alaska during a musical video shoot of one of the Dance hall artistes parl.

Reports have it that after Timaya parted ways with Nollywood actress he picked another actress, Anita Joseph as replacement, but the truth is that he has found a new lover.

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Artiste Decries  High Cost Of Music Production

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A  Port Harcourt based artiste  and song writer Reginald  Bekinbo  popularly known as JahReigns has lamented the high cost of music production in Rivers State.
Bekinbo who  is also the acting chairman of  the Performing Musicians Employers Association  Of Nigeria (PMAN) Rivers Chapter made this known in an interview with The Tide Entertainment yesterday.
According to him, the cost of music production in the State is becoming alarming.
He explained that  for one to get a music done you will have to pay twenty-five thousand naira (#25,000) for a track and pay an extra amount for fuel where there is  no power, saying  that   this does not get the work done, as  the 25,000  fee covers the voiceover only.
“ It is quite disheartening  that  you pay such an amount for just a track’s voiceover, then you take to another Studio for the Mix and master of the song, which would cost you not less than #20’000 for upcoming artistes at my level. It does not end there each time you go for mixing you have to buy fuel for the mixer which does not include promotion and videoing of the song,”  he  lamented.
He said that as an artiste, he also has a clothing store just to support his career, saying most singers have chosen the brain drain for themselves and you can not blame them because it is difficult to excel as an Artiste here in the State.
“ It is clear why people go to Lagos to establish their career. Just imagine a situation where someone heard my song and wanted to meet me and some other person told him that if he wanted to see me he should come to Victoria Street, the young man said he thought l should be in Lagos and they eventually found me at Victoria Street in Port Harcourt. Where l have my clothing  store. What could be more degrading? Situation like that devalues your person  as an Artiste, l mean, it depreciates your worth,” he added.
Bekinbo who recently released a video on one of his singles titled “Ngwanu”  said that though the video has not been played in a cable station,  could be downloaded from the internet, noting that the cost of shooting and promoting a video or song is alarming.
“ It is not easy at all,, I met the cable guy and he said that for  International and Local  promo for the video  is eight hundred and fifty naira(850,000) while for local, here   would cost me four hundred and fifty naira(450.000).
I am yet to afford the fee. If you go to Redem  Station to play your audio you will pay not less than two hundred naira, so what we do is to befriend DJ’s and in a studio you have up to three DJ’s you will give them  #20,000 and then,  make sure to send them callcard at least three times in a month.
He said that if well-meaning individuals in the State would do well to extend helping hand or support the music industry it will go a long way to motivating Artistes in the State.
He however mentioned king of Okochiri, Kingdom, His Royal Father Ateke Tom as an individual and Gravings Records as  an organization that have been supportive, saying that each time they to perform for them they made sure to at least take care of them.
“ If the needed motivation is given l tell you, with a million naira we could realize five Million in three months,”  he assured.

By: Nancy  Briggs

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Pheelz, BNXN, Others Make FIFA 23 Soundtrack

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Pheelz’s ‘Finesse’ featuring BNXN FKA Buju and Bad Boy Timz’s ‘Skelele’ featuring Olamide, Seun Kuti’s Ku ku Kee Me ft. American rapper Black Thought as well as 2022 Qatar Official world cup song, Hayya Hayya (Better Together) by Davido ft. Trinidad Cardona, & Aisha have been included in the soundtrack for FIFA 23 console game.
The full FIFA 23 soundtrack has been officially confirmed by EA, with over five hours of music in the game in total across its different modes.
The  Tide Entertainment reports that the Afrobeats stars will join a long list of other artists spread across the world to make up the Soundtrack of one of the highest-selling video games.
Fireboy DML’s ‘Scatter’ and Rema’s ‘Beamer featured on EA Sports, Fifa 21 official soundtrack.
Introducing the FIFA23 Soundtrack.
Featuring over 100 songs from artists representing 34 countries. Listen now on Spotify.
The VOLTA soundtracks were introduced from FIFA 20. The songs on that mode drive street action with the latest and greatest in grime, electronic, and hip-hop.
With artists including Labrinth, Role Model, and Odesza, the full list of songs in FIFA 23 is something of an eclectic mix.
These customised kits – which are designed to personify each artists’ personality – will be available for players to unlock through certain objectives from 27th September when early access for the game mode launches.

Pheelz and others also designed Custom FUT kits for FIFA 23.

In a press release on Thursday, EA teased: “The carefully curated mixture of hip hop, alternative, electronic dance and pop music transports players directly into the game of street football.”

Artists such as Jack Harlow, ROSALIA, Pheelz and Central Cee have also played a bigger part in the game, designing their own FIFA Ultimate Team kits.

FIFA 23 was released worldwide on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia, PS4, and Xbox One on /

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Afrobeats Category May Soon Be Added To The Grammy Awards

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Recording Academy, Mr Harvey Mason Junior has disclosed in a press conference in Ghana that the institution is considering the addition of an Afrobeats category to next year’s 65th Annual Grammy Awards.
The Tide Entertainment Reports that TurnTable Charts, a Nigerian chart analytics platform and magazine, tweeted a segment of the conference captured on video, in which Mason says he and other Recording Academy brass “just had a meeting literally about six or seven days ago with leaders from the Afrobeats community” to discuss the potential move.
“We had a virtual listening session where we heard from Afrobeats creators and just talked about ‘What are the different subgenres? What are the needs? What are the desires?,’” he adds. “And my goal is to represent all genres of music, including Afrobeats, at the Grammys.” he said.
Mason makes it clear in the video, however, that the decision is far from final.
“I don’t decide categories,” he explains.
“The categories are decided by proposals submitted by members.
“The members can say ‘Harvey, I want an Afrobeat category…’ So that process has started now. I think the listening session last week was very important, very valuable, and a step towards that path.”
The Recording Academy is now considering an Afrobeats category at the annual Grammys ceremony .
Harvey Manson Jr., the CEO of The Academy, revealed in an interview with the press in Ghana over the weekend.
The Afrobeat music genre was established by the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti in the late 1960s and early 70s, however, it gained international appeal in the late 2010s due to the influence of the genre’s flag bearers- Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido.
It has become one of the most influential genres across Africa and the rest of the world.

 

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