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Naija Music Documentary: Journey Of The Beats Debuts On ShowMax, June 22

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Journey of the Beats, a documentary series that follows the journey of Nigerian and black music through the years.
The ten-part documentary series produced by creative entrepreneur and founder of Storm Records, Obi Asika will premiere on Showmax on the 23rd of June, 2022.
The docu-series revisits the storied history of the current generation of Nigerian artists and how the industry have evolved over the years to become Nigeria’s biggest social currency.
The series tells the story of the founding days of the modern music industry looking back at what started as small independent labels and promoters in Lagos to becoming a huge industry with millions of fans, numerous hits, billions of streams, and a global movement.
Featured in the documentary series are some of Nigeria’s biggest and legendary artists such as 2Baba, PSquare, Onyeka Onwenu, Daddy Showkey, Flavour, and D’Banj amongst other notable names.
Afrobeats is on a global ascension with artists like Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, CKay and more selling out major venues across the world. Afrobeats mega stars are even bagging Grammy nods and wins.
The series goes behind the scenes to shed light on the movement that has put Nigeria and Africa on the world map.
The producer Obi Asika Obi has been involved in the growth of Nigeria’s music industry over the years as the founder of an indigenous music label that spawned entertainers, such as Naeto C, Ikechukwu, and Yung 6ix among others.
According to Obi: “The show came about from conversations with collaborators over the years and the need to document the journey of our music, to celebrate those who made it happen and share their stories. It’s incredible that people are going to watch this brilliant piece of work as it educates, empowers and enables more people to engage the industry and see the breadth, reach, and power of our music. I am hopeful the impact is wider than the music industry as our music affects fashion, dance, lifestyle, movies, and entertainment as well.”
Speaking on the documentary Showmax Head of Content, Candice Fangueiro, commented: “The growth of Afrobeats cannot be overstated and we feel privileged as a platform to showcase and tell the story behind its evolution.”
The Journey of the Beats is an important story told through the eyes of those who played and continue to play a major role in the charge that has taken Nigerian music from the country to the global stage.
Journey of the Beats will be available exclusively on Showmax from the 23rd of June, with new episodes dropping weekly.

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Tiwa Becomes Ambassador Of Smart Phone Brand

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Afrobeats songstress, Tiwa Savage has been unveiled as latest brand ambassador for a popular smartphone brand.
Before her official unveiling, the smartphone had teased its followers to guess who their latest ambassador by sharing a foggy image of the singer.
Officially welcoming her to their fold via its Instagram, as their ambassador for ‘Camon19Launch’, Tecnomobileng wrote: “Queen of Afrobeats! Mama Africa! Multitalented singer! Superstar extraordinaire and confirming the news in the comment section, the “Koroba” singer wrote: “The sexiest phone ever.”
Taking to her social media pages, Tiwa announced to her fans that she is the newest brand ambassador for smartphones.
Sharing an advert snippet of the brand, Tiwa wrote: “This one is highly approved by the No1ABG, Your girl is on board with one of the coolest brands ever – TECNO!

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Jungle Justice: Police Order Portable To Report Himself

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The Nigeria Police has ordered a Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, to report himself over a viral video.
The Tide source reveals that Portable was seen in a viral video accusing a young man of sending a message to his ‘wife’, asking her to advise him to stay away from his friends for they had no glory.
In the video, the ZaZu Zeh crooner asked the young man to name his friends whom he was accusing of having no glory.
Without allowing his victim to say a word, the singer asked his boys to beat the helpless guy.
As they pounced on the victim, Portable was heard in the Yoruba language, saying “e luu pa”, that is, “beat him to death.”
Reacting, the Portable was asked to report to the Ogun State command as the incident happened somewhere within the state.
The Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, while describing the act as unbecoming and barbaric, asked the singer to surrender himself or be declared wanted.
“The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media, where a popular hip hop musician, Habeeb Okikiola (a.k.a Portable, the Zazu crooner), was seen organising some youths to beat up a young man and inflict bodily injury on him. The incident was said to have taken place somewhere within Ogun State about two days ago.
“Such unruly and violent behaviour is not only barbaric, but unbecoming of somebody who is supposed to be a role model for the youths and therefore should not be tolerated.
“In view of this, the Command is using this medium to advise Okikiola Habeeb, a.k.a Portable, to report himself at the nearest police station in Ogun State, failure of which his arrest will be ordered.
“The flagrant display of impunity by Portable in the viral video is condemnable and if not checked, it will send a wrong signal to the youths who are looking up to him as a role model.
“Jungle justice has no place in our laws and whoever embarked on it must be made to feel the weight of the law, no matter the status of such person,” Oyeyemi said. statement on Monday.

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Davido Earns N144.5m From Boston, Toronto Ticket Sales

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Nigeria’s Afrobeat superstar, David Adeleke alias Davido, who is currently on a North American tour labelled: “We rise by lifting others”, which began on June 16, at Brooklyn, New York, has made N144.5 million from the sold out ticket sales from History-Toronto, and House of Blue in Boston.
Figures released by SeatGeek showed that the award-winning singer’s tour tickets were generally sold for as little as $41.00, with an average price of $74.00. Davido made $185,000 (N76.8m) and $162,800 (N67.6m), totalling N144.5m based on an average ticket sales rate of N415.37 and the capacities of History (2,500) and House of Blues (2,200), according to BusinessDay.
Reports indicate ticket purchasers would go online to search for ticket prices using sites such as SeatGeek’s Deal Score Function which ranks tickets by value and shows buyers how good a deal they are getting when purchasing tickets.
While speaking with Trevor Noah, the daily show on the tour, Davido stated that his main aim of the North American tour was to showcase Africa in its entirety and to carry everyone along, especially Africans.
Award winning Nigerian singer, Davido Adeleke, has offered full scholarship to Suleyman, a young boy who got parallel A1 in WAEC exams.
Despite getting such an impressive result, Suleyman has been sitting at home due to lack of funds to sponsor his education at the tertiary level.
Fortunately for him, Davido heard about his condition and has promised to sponsor him through school and also take care of his allowance and accomodation. Davido tweeted: “We have contacted Suleyman who lives in Ghana and he has been given a full 4/5 year scholarship to Adeleke university.. accommodation and allowance included ! God bless y’all ..”

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