Saturday, 14 June 2014

Checkout Wizkid's Birthday gift To His Girlfriend Tania(pic)

Wizkid showered his girlfriend Tania with gift as she celebrats her birthday today . Happy birthday to her.

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D'banj- Who Said Am Not Married

As Bangalee celebrate his 34th birthday recently , he had an interview with BENJAMIN NJOKU of Vanguard news where he talked about marriage and his relationship with Don jazzy. Read the exclusive interview below.

You are celebrating your 34th birthday anniversary
as well as your 10 years on stage, this year. How
has the journey been so far?
It has not been an easy one. Though, it’s been
interesting, full of ups and downs; sobbing and
smiling. But importantly, it’s been rewarding. God
has been so good to me. What I have achieved in
my 34 years of life, as well as my 10 years as a
performer, it’s only the Almighty Lord that could
have done it for me. I am so honoured and
privileged.
When you look back from where you started 10
years ago, what were the mistakes you made you
wished you didn’t make?
I don’t really like to recount my mistakes. This is
because I believe that for every individual, there is
always a learning process. A good friend of mine
used to call it ‘school fees.’ So, when you go
through a bad experience, just have it that you have
paid an expensive school fee.
What you should have asked me is that how many
schools fees have I paid in the past 10 years? I
would tell you that as every other human being, I
am not perfect. I have made my own normal
mistakes. But in my own opinion, there has not
been any mistake I made that has been detrimental
to my career. God has always saved me. Thank
Almighty God for mercies.
Could you recall some of those mistakes?
One major mistake I made was not doing something
differently in the past, considering all that happened
between me and my ex-business partner, Don
Jazzy. This is because we never really had issues.
I believe, people that fueled the problem. May be, I
should have fought more for what I brought up.
I personally found and signed everybody that
belonged to the one time popular record label, ‘Mo
Hits Records’ consisting of major artistes such as
Wande Coal, Dr. Sid, Prince, K-Switch and co-
partnered with Don Jazzy. I recall one time when he
told me that he wanted us to go our separate ways.
I also remember asking him to give me about six
months to fashion out modalities for the separation.
May be, I should have requested for one year. But
like I sang in one of my songs “Top of the World”, I
have no regrets parting ways with him. However, I
should have tried harder, which I did. But in all
honesty, I’m grateful to Almighty God.
But would you say, you are missing Don Jazzy in all
ramifications?
Not more than the ordinary. You know, when you
say you are missing somebody, it means you need
the person in your life. No, I don’t miss him. But I
saw him at the MTV music awards, in South Africa.
We ran into each other every now and then. People
are alleging that we have come together again.
Who told them that we are quarreling? It’s just that
we are running our own different businesses now.
He has his own record label called Mavin Records,
while I have my own label, DBM Records. Nobody is
saying, we cannot do music together, or perform on
the same stage again. In fact, while I am
celebrating my 10 years on stage, it also means
that Don Jazzy is celebrating 10 years of his
musical career.
Does the break up affect your relationship with him?
Of course, it affected our relationship for a long
time. It’s close to two years since we broke up. But
we have been seeing each other. Probably, we will
get into the studio soon to do songs together.
How do you react to the aged-long rumour that you
are dating top Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji?
There have been so many rumours about so many
things. I don’t like to talk about my personal
relationship again because people always
misunderstand me. But rumours must always be
rumours.
But it’s always good to put the record straight?
Honestly, I’m not dating Genevieve. Let me clear
the air now.
You had a huge crush on her?
I never did.
At 34 years, is D’banj not thinking of settling down?
Of course, I am thinking of settling down. Who said,
I am not married? My private life must remain
private, especially to the press.
Meaning that D’banj is secretly married?
It could be so.
Who is the woman in your life?
I wouldn’t disclose her identity so that they don’t
plan to kidnap her.
Could you share your memorable moments on
stage in the past 10 years?
I have so many memorable moments.Just
yesterday (Sunday), I was on stage with Trey
Songz, at the just concluded MAMA awards, in
Durban. We performed his monster track, Bottoms
Up. I have been on the same stage with Kanye
West, Kenny Rogers. I was on stage at the World
Music Award, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
I performed at the Mandela Charity Event in South
Africa. I performed my hit track “Top Of The World”
that became the theme song for the Africa Cup of
Nation, which Nigeria eventually won. Every time for
me is memorable.
I have adorned a lot of international stages. But I
would say, that each time I’m on stage, something
new happens to me, always. I am looking forward to
the Grammys.
What do you think could be done differently in the
Nigerian music industry?
I think we need to get to that level where the
musician will be a heavy investor. There is so much
money in the industry at the moment. But we are
not well structured to diversify. So, we need to put
structures in place. We have made so much money.
Now, think of when we put structures in place.
We used to say that we live by example. With the
kind of partnership I am doing with the Heritage
Bank today, I think it’s not just for Agriculture alone.
It would involve so many other things. One will see
how you can become a musician and at the same
time invest wisely in other sectors of the economy.
Could you recall one of your greatest
embarrassments while on stage?
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Speaks on affinity with Genevieve Nnaji
D’banj, one of Nigeria’s hottest musical stars turned
34, on Monday, June 9. And as expected, activities
were rolled out to mark his birthday anniversary, at
Four Point Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, courtesy of Heritage
Bank. The Koko Master seized the opportunity
offered by the gathering to unveil yet another
significant aspect of his career, a strong
entrepreneurial initiative focusing on Agriculture and
Agro-economic enterprise called Koko Agropreneu
as he donated N50 million to empower the Nigerian
youths.
In this exclusive interview with Showtime Celebrity,
D’banj shares what he feels was the mistake he
made while the partnership with Don Jazzy lasted
as his former business partner. He also talks about
his relationship with top Nollywood actress,
Genevieve Nnaji among other issues.
By BY BENJAMIN NJOKU
You are celebrating your 34th birthday anniversary
as well as your 10 years on stage, this year. How
has the journey been so far?
It has not been an easy one. Though, it’s been
interesting, full of ups and downs; sobbing and
smiling. But importantly, it’s been rewarding. God
has been so good to me. What I have achieved in
my 34 years of life, as well as my 10 years as a
performer, it’s only the Almighty Lord that could
have done it for me. I am so honoured and
privileged.
When you look back from where you started 10
years ago, what were the mistakes you made you
wished you didn’t make?
I don’t really like to recount my mistakes. This is
because I believe that for every individual, there is
always a learning process. A good friend of mine
used to call it ‘school fees.’ So, when you go
through a bad experience, just have it that you have
paid an expensive school fee.
What you should have asked me is that how many
schools fees have I paid in the past 10 years? I
would tell you that as every other human being, I
am not perfect. I have made my own normal
mistakes. But in my own opinion, there has not
been any mistake I made that has been detrimental
to my career. God has always saved me. Thank
Almighty God for mercies.
Could you recall some of those mistakes?
One major mistake I made was not doing something
differently in the past, considering all that happened
between me and my ex-business partner, Don
Jazzy. This is because we never really had issues.
I believe, people that fueled the problem. May be, I
should have fought more for what I brought up.
I personally found and signed everybody that
belonged to the one time popular record label, ‘Mo
Hits Records’ consisting of major artistes such as
Wande Coal, Dr. Sid, Prince, K-Switch and co-
partnered with Don Jazzy. I recall one time when he
told me that he wanted us to go our separate ways.
I also remember asking him to give me about six
months to fashion out modalities for the separation.
May be, I should have requested for one year. But
like I sang in one of my songs “Top of the World”, I
have no regrets parting ways with him. However, I
should have tried harder, which I did. But in all
honesty, I’m grateful to Almighty God.
But would you say, you are missing Don Jazzy in all
ramifications?
Not more than the ordinary. You know, when you
say you are missing somebody, it means you need
the person in your life. No, I don’t miss him. But I
saw him at the MTV music awards, in South Africa.
We ran into each other every now and then. People
are alleging that we have come together again.
Who told them that we are quarreling? It’s just that
we are running our own different businesses now.
He has his own record label called Mavin Records,
while I have my own label, DBM Records. Nobody is
saying, we cannot do music together, or perform on
the same stage again. In fact, while I am
celebrating my 10 years on stage, it also means
that Don Jazzy is celebrating 10 years of his
musical career.
Does the break up affect your relationship with him?
Of course, it affected our relationship for a long
time. It’s close to two years since we broke up. But
we have been seeing each other. Probably, we will
get into the studio soon to do songs together.
How do you react to the aged-long rumour that you
are dating top Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji?
There have been so many rumours about so many
things. I don’t like to talk about my personal
relationship again because people always
misunderstand me. But rumours must always be
rumours.
But it’s always good to put the record straight?
Honestly, I’m not dating Genevieve. Let me clear
the air now.
You had a huge crush on her?
I never did.
At 34 years, is D’banj not thinking of settling down?
Of course, I am thinking of settling down. Who said,
I am not married? My private life must remain
private, especially to the press.
Meaning that D’banj is secretly married?
It could be so.
Who is the woman in your life?
I wouldn’t disclose her identity so that they don’t
plan to kidnap her.
Could you share your memorable moments on
stage in the past 10 years?
I have so many memorable moments.Just
yesterday (Sunday), I was on stage with Trey
Songz, at the just concluded MAMA awards, in
Durban. We performed his monster track, Bottoms
Up. I have been on the same stage with Kanye
West, Kenny Rogers. I was on stage at the World
Music Award, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
I performed at the Mandela Charity Event in South
Africa. I performed my hit track “Top Of The World”
that became the theme song for the Africa Cup of
Nation, which Nigeria eventually won. Every time for
me is memorable.
I have adorned a lot of international stages. But I
would say, that each time I’m on stage, something
new happens to me, always. I am looking forward to
the Grammys.
What do you think could be done differently in the
Nigerian music industry?
I think we need to get to that level where the
musician will be a heavy investor. There is so much
money in the industry at the moment. But we are
not well structured to diversify. So, we need to put
structures in place. We have made so much money.
Now, think of when we put structures in place.
We used to say that we live by example. With the
kind of partnership I am doing with the Heritage
Bank today, I think it’s not just for Agriculture alone.
It would involve so many other things. One will see
how you can become a musician and at the same
time invest wisely in other sectors of the economy.
Could you recall one of your greatest
embarrassments while on stage?
I
don’t really see anything as an embarrassment
because I am an entertainer. But there was this
show, Koko concert which I organized long time
ago. I was performing on stage, and suddenly, my
trouser got torn. As it happened, I bent down to
conceal it but I was pretending to be dancing. Don
Jazzy, noticing it, came to block me while I
disappeared from stage. However, it wasn’t
embarrassing for me because the audience did not
notice it.
What’s your new “Koko” Agropreneur initiative all
about?
I am 34 years, this year. And this year also happens
to be my 10 years as entertainers. My first single
was released in October, 2004. This year, marks
my 10th year as an entertainer.
When I look back, I feel humbled by what God has
done in my life in such a short time. That’s why I
have decided to give back to society. This is not the
first time; anybody would embark on a charity
project. Last year, I decided that I was going to do
something differently.
Me and the Head, of my Business Development, Mr.
Tony travelled to South Africa where an organisation
approached us to work with us. Initially, I was not
interested in the project, but after listening to their
presentations, and how the organisation has been
working to eradicate poverty in Africa, I immediately
developed interested in the project.
When they told me the role they wanted me to play;
that’s to champion the cause of the campaign in
2014, following the African Union’s declaration of
2014, as the year of Agriculture.
This is because the mass of land that we have
acquired as Africans and, going by the world’s
projection, we would depend on Agriculture to feed
about 70 per cent of the population. They also told
me that in 2013, at the African Union summit, all the
African leaders signed an agreement, which stated
that each country would commit at least 10 percent
of its annual budget on Agriculture. And today, you
can see that there is a concerted effort to
encourage Nigerians to go back to the land.
Today, everyone wants to become a musician
because of the success that has been recorded in
the industry. And that’s why the African Union
decided to embark on this project.
Even though, I wasn’t interested initially, my
Business Development manager prevailed on me to
consider the importance of being part of the project
to unlock the wealth that is hidden in our natural
resources. So, we kicked off the project, and they
took me to Ghana’s Coco plantation which is about
three and half hours from the main town.
Later, I was introduced to the small scale farmers
who I would say are responsible for producing
about 60 percent of our food. In January, I was at
the African Union summit, where I signed as the
first African youth, the exercise that would
concentrate on Agriculture, because if we don’t feed
ourselves in the next five years, we end up
depending on foreign assistance.
But if we all go back to the land, we will be able to
feed the rest of the world. That’s how the project
started and that’s why I am partnering Heritage
Bank to make the dream come true. Ten years ago,
the music industry like Agriculture was nothing to
write home about.
When I told my parents in 2002, that I wanted to
become a musician, they objected to it. I relayed my
experience in my first album; how my International
Passport was seized by my parents. But 10 years
down the line, I am still standing tall in my chosen
profession. Then, they said music was a hobby, but
today, music has become a serious business. We
can use the same passion to go into agriculture
because, while growing up, agriculture to me was
perceived as a demeaning job. But the richest man
in Africa today is a farmer.
Dangote is into agriculture. So, I decided to practice
what I preach. I have been doing some researches
with my team on the social media, and we
discovered that there are so many youths across
Africa, especially in Nigeria that want to venture into
agriculture. I met with the Minister of Agriculture,
Dr. Akinwunmi Adeshina, who told me that he likes
what I am doing, insisting that he wants me to do a
song that would promote the project.
According to the Minister, the budget for agriculture
has been increased by 1.2 percent. He also
disclosed that the federal government has set up a
programme that the youths can benefit from. I was
privileged to listen to the Minister as he asked me
whether I would like to be the ambassador of the
Nagropreneur initiative called Nigeria Agricultural
Entrepreneur. The project is geared towards
empowering about 750,000 youths in Nigeria that
are interested in going into agriculture. I want to
kick off the project by showing example. I believe
that by flagging off the project, I’m not only giving
back to the society, but I’m also empowering the
youths.
This is my own little contribution to the development
of the nation. As a result, I said on my birthday, I will
give out N50 million to boost the agricultural sector
of our economy. The essence of this, is to
encourage the youths to embrace agriculture. My
new initiative is aimed, on the one hand, at providing
practical leadership and encouragement to the
massive youth population to embrace the
agriculture revolution being championed by the
Minister of Agriculture, as part of the national socio-
economic transformation agenda.

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Wizkid Pictured With Justin Bieber

Go wizzy!

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Which Way Nigeria -Show Of Shame In Ekiti State (pic)

Which way to go Nigerians! Ekiti rival parties serves cooked and uncooked rice to  ekiti state residents ahead of  2014 gubernatorial election in Ekiti state.Is high time we stop selling our right and the right of our children  for a bag or plate of rice for a brighter Nigeria. Wakeup Nigerians get awared , don't sell your votes and vote wisely. God bless Nigeria.

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Adieu Kefee

What a great loss to the entertainment industry, to Nigeria and to the world. May God grant her eternal rest and may God give her family the fortitude to bear the loss. May God console her husband and also keep the child she left behind(Amen). Adieu kefee ...you will forever be remembered.

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Friday, 13 June 2014

Checkout The Lee Family(photo)

Dbanj unveil the artist under his record label DB records. They comprise of the white lion eja nla of Africa, dbanj as bangalee,
Kayswitch as kayswitchlee, tonto dikeh the poko baby as pokolee, moss krisslee and ralph krisslee. Good luck to them

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Monday, 27 January 2014

Full List Of 2014 Grammy Award Winners

Grammy awards 2014 was held over the weekend at the staple centre, los angelis , USA. Below are the full list of the award winners.

Album of the Year:
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories

Record of the Year:
Daft Punk, “Get Lucky”

Song of the Year:
Lorde, “Royals”

Best Country Abum:
Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake, “Holy Grail”

Best Pop Solo Performance:
Lorde, “Royals”

Best Rock Song:
Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear, “Cut Me Some Slack”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, “Get Lucky”

Best New Artist:
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Best Rock Album:
Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day

Best Metal Performance:
Black Sabbath, “God Is Dead?”

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
Pharrell Williams

Best Alternative Music Album:
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City

Best Rock Performance:
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”

Best Country Song:
Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round” (Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne)

Best Country Solo Performance:
Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
the Civil Wars, “From This Valley”

Best Music Film:
Paul McCartney, Live Kisses

Best Music Video:
Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z, “Suit and Tie”

Best Blues Album:
Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite, Get Up!

Best RandB Album:
Alicia Keys, Girl on Fire

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Rihanna, Unapologetic

Best RandB Song:
Justin Timberlake, “Pusher Love Girl”

Best Traditional RandB Performance:
Gary Clark, Jr., “Please Come Home”

Best RandB Performance:
Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway, “Something”

Best Pop Instrumental Album:
Herb Alpert, Steppin’ Out

Best Dance Recording:
Zedd Featuring Foxes, “Clarity”

Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories

Best Rap Performance:
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz, “Thrift Shop”

Best Rap Song:
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz, “Thrift Shop”

Best Rap Album:
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the Heist

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Michael Bublé, to Be Loved

Best New Age Album:
Laura Sullivan, Love’s River

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:
Wayne Shorter, “Orbits”

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
Gregory Porter, Liquid Spirit

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Terri Lyne Carrington, Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio and Kalisz Philharmonic, Night in Calisia

Best Latin Jazz Album:
Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente, Song for Maura

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance:
Tasha Cobbs, Break Every Chain

Best Gospel Song:
Tye Tribbett, “If He Did It Before . . . Same God”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song:
Mandisa, “Overcomer”

Best Gospel Album:
Tye Tribbett, Greater Than

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Mandisa, Overcomer

Best Latin Pop Album:
Draco Rosa, Vida

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:
La Santa Cecilia, Treinta Días

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea, A Mi Manera

Best Tropical Latin Album:
Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Best American Roots Song:
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, “Love Has Come for You”

Best Americana Album:
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon

Best Reggae Album:
Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley in Concert

Best World Music Album:
Gipsy Kings, Savor Flamenco (tie)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Live: Singing for Peace Around the World (tie)

Best Folk Album:
Guy Clark, My Favorite Picture of You

Best Children’s Album:
Jennifer Gasoi, Throw A Penny In the Wishing Well

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling):
Stephen Colbert , America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t

Best Comedy Album:
Kathy Griffin, Calm Down Gurrl

Best Musical theater Album:
Kinky Boots

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:
Sound City : Real to Reel

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media:
Skyfall, Thomas Newman, composer

Best Song Written for Visual Media:
Adele, “Skyfall”

Best Instrumental Composition:
The Clare Fischer Orchestra, “Pensa

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Saturday, 28 December 2013

Comedian Princess 7month Old Marriage Crashed

According to Nigeria Eye,
the seven-month union between ace female humour merchant, Oluwadamilola
Adekoya, popularly known as Princess, and Adeshola Jeremiah has crashed
as the chubby comedian said they split due to “irreconcilable differences”.
It was learnt that the marriage had not been a bed of roses as both parties
had been having incessant fights, which necessitated family and friends
intervening on several occasions.
Princess, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos, got married
on May 8, 2013. She earlier confirmed the split to NE at comedy show which
took place recently at Muson Centre.
Princess said, “It is true, my marriage has ended. We got married in May. We
tried to work it out but we couldn’t.
“It happened a while ago. It is not easy for a marriage to end. All the
excitement of marriage has passed. We wanted to keep it out of the public for
a while.”
She continued “People have been calling me since. I opened up about this at
an event yesterday. It wasn’t a case of domestic abuse. We just had
irreconcilable differences. Nobody wants her marriage to crash. I am the one
in the spotlight, I didn’t think it was a news I should broadcast. But eventually,
I had to open up. God knows best, He would strengthen me. It is better to try
than not to try at all.
“Now, I even use it as a joke. People who call me should also tell me they
have a job for me and not to call me and cry and ask how it happened.”
The news from the stables of the humour merchant is coming barely days to
the New Year.

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