Popular Secular Songs That Appeal To Gospel Clan
The Music industry in Nigeria is all encompassing as it covers various hip-hop, RnB, Afro-beat, dancehall, reggae among others. There are notable Nigerian music stars that have released songs that rule both the secular and gospel genres. These songs are loved and appreciated in most social circles such as clubs and other social events as well as embraced in religious class. They include the following:
- Korede Bello – Godwin
‘Godwin’ is by far the biggest song Korede Bello has ever done and the song blew him into limelight and a favorite among almost every Nigerian. The song which was released in January 2015 talks about how Godwins in every situation, a picture that almost every Nigerian can associate with.
2.Darey Alade – Pray For Me
Pray for me is another remarkable song by Dare Alade and this is one of our favourites. Talk about a song, that was beautifully written and sung, then ‘Pray for me’ is what you are talking about. Darey featured the Soweto Gospel Choir and had an eyecandy video for the song which has been getting massive airplays across the continent.
3.Timi Dakolo – Wish Me Well
‘Wish me well’ by Timi Dakolo is one powerful song by the singer that shows off his vocal prowess. The song was produced by Super talented Cobhams Asuquo.
4.Adekunle Gold – Pick Up
Adekunle Gold has had a steady rise. Since he released his debut single titled ‘Sade’. The singer showed again that he has what it takes to take it to the top when he dropped the single ‘Pick Up’. The song which features the Yoruba language talks about how he wants God to change his story. The song also has a remarkable video and is a favourite among Nigerians.
5.Phyno – Fada Fada
Phyno is one of Nigeria’s popular indigenous rapper and he continues to show his versatility when he released his Ghetto gospel song titled ‘Fada Fada, a song he featured his business partner and most collaborated artist, Olamide to deliver. The song is a favorite among Nigerians and Phyno recently revealed that he’s been invited to churches severally to perform the song.
6.Yemi Alade – Nagode
Yemi Alade is one of Africa’s leading female singers. The vocal powerhouse dropped the song ‘Nagode’ and it instantly became a hit. The song was produced by selebobo and was released in July, 2015.
7.Chidinma – If No Be God
The singer has since carved a niche for herself in the music industry. The singer who said she was born blind decided to thank God with this powerful song titled, ‘if No Be God’. Many of her fans can relate to the song because of Chidinma’s ordeal when she was born without sight and how she managed to see.
8.Humble Smith – Osinachi
Humble Smith rose to fame with the release of his powerful song titled ‘Osinachi’ and even became an industry favorite when he enlisted Davido to be on the remix. Davido took shots at Dele Momodu in the song, which some fans didn’t like at all as they felt a song as great as that should not have been remixed. Osinachi is a favouriet and Humbles. He has performed the song at a number of churches too.
Jaywon’s music career cannot be talked about without talking about the biggest song of his career titled ‘This Year’. The song, talks about what he wants from God in the new year and is still a favourite among all age grades.
10.Dagrin Ft Omawumi – ThankGod
Da Grin may be gone, but one of the remarkable songs the rapper ever released was ‘Thank God’ off his second album ‘CEO’ (Chief Executive Omo-ita). The song talks about DaGrin’s experience and ordeal growing up as he thanked God for how far he had come in life despite all odds.
Nigeria’s Box Office Generates N278m In February
The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) on Tuesday said it realised N278 million as ticket sales across cinemas in the month of February, nationwide.
CEAN’s National Chairman, Mr Ope Ajayi, who, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos, added that the cinemas also had 122,295 gross admission within the period under review.
Cinemas experienced a drastic decline in sales in February when compared with N819 million sales made in January.
Ajayi blamed the cash crunch and poor network service delivery being experienced by POS operators nationwide for the decline in sales.
He similarly noted that cinemas experienced an all time lull in the week of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
He explained further that cinemas had limited content to exhibit in the month of February, as movie producers avoided releasing movies during the election period.
“A couple of reasons are responsible for the drop in sales. We lost a weekend of sales during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, Nigerians’ attention was focused on voting across the country.
“Cash crunch and POS failures, affecting trading generally is also affecting the cinemas.
“Many movie producers and distributors avoided releasing movies during the election period. So, content was also somewhat limited,” he said.
Ajayi said the top films exhibited in cinemas across the country in February were “Antman” and “Love in a Pandemic”.
He listed films to watch out for in the month of March as : “Creed III”, “What Love Got To Do With It”, “Shazam Fury of the gods”, “John Wick iv”, “Different Strokes” and “Dungeons and Dragons83”.
Nollywood Actress Urges Ladies To Desist From Dating Married Men
Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has urged ladies to desist from dating married men, saying leaving a quality life of being responsible with good moral virtues is the best life.
The renowned movie star, who took to her Instagram page to give the advice, said that ladies should not make the same mistake she made by dating someone else’s husband.
According to her, being a side chick to married men is morally wrong, but staying away from people’s husband’s is a moral upright living.
She stressed that she did not want them to experience what she went through, therefore, relationship with married men should be avoided.
She expressed gratitude to fans and well wishers, for their constant prayers, love and encouragement, adding that they should live a life they would be proud of.
The actress added that having a side business was far better than being a side chick, and urged them to leave people’s husbands alone.
“Live a life you would be proud of.
“Thank you all for all the prayers and encouragement and love .
“I am on a new parth to a new life; strive to be new and stay safe and morally upright.
“No do side chick o…see u soon. Find a side business and leave people’s husband.
“ Don’t make the mistake I made…The idea is to be morally right, “ she wrote.
Abubakar is a model, actress, television personality, philanthropist and multiple award-winning member of the Nollywood industry.
She rose to fame after the release of her debut film ‘Sabotage’ In 2011. She won the Afro Hollywood Best Actress prize.
The actress started auditioning for movie roles in 2001. After some time, she was given her first acting gig, a small part in the movie ‘Rejected’
It was, however, a small role that enabled her to land her first important role and ultimately her breakthrough in the movie ‘Gangster Paradise.’
The movie star has acted in more than a 100 movies. some of which are: ‘Slip of Fate’, ‘Tears of a Child’, ‘Secret Shadows’, ‘Gangster Paradise’, ‘Area Mama’, ‘Men in Love’, ‘Love Castle’, ‘Okafor’s Law’, among others.
She is also a movie producer and runs Morehouse Entertainment, a label and talent management business in the music industry.
The Kano-born actress established the Halima Abubakar Foundation, an NGO that aids the poor.
The actress has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the entertainment industry, thereby making her outstanding.
UEFA Champions League Final : Burna Boy Set To Perform
Nigerian megastar, Burna Boy, has been announced as one of the headliners who will be performing at the 2023 UEFA Champions League final.
UEFA has revealed Burna Boy as one of the performers at the 2023 Champions League Final. The announcement was made via the Champions League official Twitter handle on Thursday, 16th March 2023.
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In the video posted on Twitter, a delighted Burna Boy revealed that he will be performing at the Champions League final billed for Istanbul, Turkey.
In what is a remarkable feat, Burna Boy will become the first Nigerian artiste to perform on the biggest stage of European Club football.
Since gaining international success in 2018 through his hit single ‘YE,’ Burna Boy has become one of the biggest artistes in the world. He has earned a Grammy award for his album ‘Twice As Tall’ while becoming one of the most awarded artistes on the continent.
The Tide Entertainment reports that Burna Boy has sold out choice arenas around the world as his music continues to attract international listeners.
American DJ, artiste, and Producer, Marshmallow, performed at the 2021 Champions League final in Portugal while Cuban Pop star, Camila Cabello, performed at the 2022 edition in Paris.
The 2023 Champions League Final will take place on 10th June 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey and Afrobeats will share the stage as two of the finest clubs in Europe compete for the biggest price.
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