Monthly Archives: February 2014

POP DUO PSQUARE UNLEASH NEW ANIMATED SERIES, THE ALINGOS.

28 Feb 2014 And finally, pop duo P Square have unveiled a ground-breaking family-oriented animated series, The Alingos.

Out from their P-Classic Entertainment Company, Alingo is set to be the first high definition 100% home grown animated series in the country.

In preparation for the series which will first run online before hitting TVs, the brothers have released a teaser on social media site youtube.

They will also be releasing an animated music video for their hit single ‘Unlimited’.

Now how awesome this that.

 

HAS D’BANJ BEEN PARTED WAYS WITH KANYE’S G.O.O.D RECORDS?

28 Feb 2014 So question on everyone’s lips is about D’banj and has yankee paddy of life Kanye West.

Have the pair ended their business relationship? The rumours have been rife after Ejanla removed Kanye’s GOOD Music label from his twitter biography.

You’ll rememeber that the Oliver Twist singer had in  June 2011 parted ways with producer and friend Don Jazzy to sign up with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music.

We’ll keep you posted with the juice.

 

HIGH PRAISE FOR OSHE SINGER PRAIZ WHO HAS SUCCEEDED IN RAISING 10 MILLION NAIRA FOR A NOBLE CAUSE.

27 Feb 2014 And now some praiseworthy news from Oshe singer Praiz who we hear has helped raise a whopping 10million naira.

He has pulled in the funds for a young Nigerian girl with a hole in her heart. Somaya Dahli who late last year had a heart-surgery needed urgent post-surgery treatment.

Touched by her pains and predicament, the X3M music singer in an act of kindness offered up the proceeds of his Oshe callertune to Somaya.

The take home for Somaya’s parents was a hearty 10 million naira.

What a heart of gold.

 

OBIMO SINGER KAY SWITCH IS THE NEWEST DAD-TO-BE IN TOWN. WE HAVE THE DETAILS.

27 Feb 2014 So we kick start with cheery news of Obimo singer Kay Switch who has confirmed that he’s expecting a baby with his girlfriend.

Kehinde Oyebanjo who is brother to D’banj made the revelation on Encomium magazine where he admitted to expecting a child with Liberian beauty queen Meenakshi Monica Subramani.

So when exactly will the wedding bells be ringing? According to the singer, he says one day.

Oookay….

 

IT’S A RECORD LABEL WAR AS QUESTIONMARK ENTERTAINMENT’S OGA AT THE TOP SUES KCEE’S FIVE-STAR MUSIC FOR 20 MILLION NAIRA.

27 Feb 2014 Next up is not so cheery news as we gather QuestionMark Entertainment Boss Kelvin Luciano sued KCEE’s Five-Star Music. All the hullabaloo is targeted at singer Harrysong for jumping over his contract with QuestionMark Entertainment to sign with FiveStar Music.

According to Qmark’s statement, HarrySong’s contract which began in 2009 has not been fulfilled or completed.

The Net.ng reports that Question Mark boss had exhausted all avenues to come to a peaceful resolution but to no avail.

Responding to the lawsuit, KCEE’S manager and legal executive has revealed that although they hadn’t received a court injunction yet, they were working to settle the dispute amicably.

Artists/ record label disputes are not uncommon in the music business with artists such as Street Monks, Kel, Vector and more recently Brymo having scuffles with their labels.

 

WHO SAID TWEAA? AN ANGRY PARLIAMENTARIAN’S OUTBURST GENERATES VERY UNUSUAL RESPONSES

27 Feb 2014 Citizens of Ghana are still commenting on a rather controversial decision to ban the use of popular slang “tweaa” from parliamentary proceedings.

The word is an Akan interjection used mainly to express contempt for a statement and had started to gain widespread use in parliament, with members of parliament using the word against colleagues making statements or contributions to statements on the floor of the House, evoking laughter and distracting from issues raised.

Following a request by Mr Isaac Osei to find out if the word could indeed be used, the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, promptly banned its use in parliament.

However, this decision has drawn mockery across the board with citizens remarking that the parliament should focus on more important issues.

President of the Ghana Association of Writers Mr Kwasi Gyan Apenteng has argued that, the Speaker of Parliament is trying to undo at least 6000 years of recorded history; arguing that ‘tweaa’ has existed from humanity’s earliest dawn.

According to him, “Take David and Goliath: The Philistine colossus bestrode the warzone shouting imprecations at the hapless Israelites. David, a shepherd boy stepped forward and said ‘tweaa’ before releasing the stone from the sling…”

‘Tweaa’ has gained currency since the District Chief Executive for Ahafo Ano South, Mr Gabriel Barima,  flared up when a member of an audience he was addressing in the Ashanti Region used it to express contempt for a statement he had made. The upset parliamentarian stormed off, but the video has since gone viral, with spoof videos and memes now flooding Ghanaian cyberspace.

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WE’RE STILL TALKING CARS AS NIGERIA INSPECTS LOCAL AUTOMOTIVE ASSEMBLY PLANTS

27 Feb 2014 It appears that cars will be news in Nigeria for a long time. ThisDay Live announces that the Nigerian federal government has commenced onsite inspection of local automotive assembly plants across the country as part of the implementation plan of the Nigeria Automotive Industry Development Plan.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Agang inspected the Peugeot Automotive Nigeria (PAN) car assembly plant in Kaduna weekend, and said more local and international investors were taking advantage of the huge opportunities provided by the new automotive plan to invest in Nigeria.

He is quoted as saying “I am greatly encouraged by the facilities I have seen here at PAN’s car assembly plant in Kaduna, which I am told is the biggest in West Africa. It shows that we are not just starting from the scratch when we say that we want to encourage automobile companies to establish and assemble their cars here in Nigeria, in line with the new automotive policy.

The Minister mentioned that Nissan and Hyundai are commencing preparations to come to Nigeria and homegrown company Innoson has already signed an agreement with two Chinese companies to expand its existing automobile assembly plant.

The Minister added “So far, we have been pleasantly surprised by the positive response from local and international investors who are already taking advantage or have signified their interest in leveraging the huge opportunities provided by the new automotive policy.”

 

ACTORS GUILD OF NIGERIA MEMEBERS SPEAK UP AGAINST ACCUSATIONS THAT THEIR CURSORY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENCY WAS TO SOLICIT FOR FUNDS AMONGST OTHER FAVOURS.

26 Feb 2014 Last week Nollywood’s crème de la crème stormed Abuja for a courtesy visit to Nigeria’s President Good luck Jonathan.

Now unsurprisingly, what seemed to be a casual homage to the number one man of the country sparked criticism with the media. Some connoting that the actors had gone to solicit for alms, find sugar daddies amongst other favors.

Clearly infuriated by the wrist-slap, actors such as Segun Arinze and Kabat Esosa, have spoken up to clear the clear on the erroneous reports.  Mr. Arinze has clarified that the AGN is apolitical and unbiased.

President of the actors  guild of Nigeria Ibinabo Fiberesima also used the opportunity of the courtesy visit to bestow the President with the honor of Grand Patron of the Guild.

The neighborly accost saw stars in attendance such as Ini Edo, Funke Akindele, Monalisa Chinda, The Aneke Twins, Desmond Elliot amongst others.

And that’s the news.

 

DJ CAISE JOINS THE LINE OF DJS TO RELEASE MUSIC VIDEOS. WE UNRAVEL HIS SPANKING NEW VIDEO, NUMBER ONE.

26 Feb 2014 Also joining the list of video-releasing DJs is Beat FMs DJ Caise who has teamed up with female vocalist Waje for the video premier of track Number One.

The Chocolate City and C.M Entertainment release debuted on social media sharing site Youtube yesterday and is racking up the views and reactions.

The dance video features street-dancing set in a grim-inspired garage.

Are we seeing more of dance, house and techno tracks in the country? Well come on in, the waters lovely.