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Full list of nominees for Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2015

13 Jun , 2015  

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The 10th edition of the annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) is scheduled for September 6, 2015, in New York City. Check out the full list of nominees below…..

MUSIC PRODUCER:
Pheelz
Shizzi
Legendary Beatz
Young John
DJ Coublon
Tspize

BEST RAP ACT:

Olamide
Reminisce
Ice Prince
Phyno
Falz
MI Abaga

MALE ARTIST:

Olamide
Skales
Flavour
Davido
Wizkid
Patoranking

FEMALE ARTIST:

Yemi Alade
Aramide
Seyi Shay
Cynthia Morgan
Dija
Eva Alordiah

BEST POP:

Sean Tizzle
Davido
Wizkid
Runtown
Burna Boy

BEST R&B:

Banky W
Seyi Shay
Chidinma
Timi Dakolo
Praiz
Shaydee

INDIGENOUS ARTIST:

Olamide
Pasuma
Phyno
Flavour
Mc Galaxy

BEST NEW ACT TO WATCH:

Kiss Daniel
Lil Kesh
Di’ja
CDQ
Ayo Jay
Falz
Korede Bello

HOTTEST SINGLE:

Kiss Daniel – Woju
Lil Kesh – Shoki Remix Ft Olamide & Davido
Mavins – Dorobucci
Wizkid – Ojuelegba
Skales – Shake Body

FEMALE DISC JOCKEY:

Dj Frizzie
DJ Cuppy
Dj Soupamodel
Dj Lambo
Dj Nana

MALE DJ:

DJ Spinall
DJ Xclusive
DJ Kaywise
DJ Kenny
DJ Tunez
DJ Magicflowz

AFRICAN ARTIST:

Eddie kenzo
Sauti Sol
Diamond Platnumz
Sarkodie
Stonebwoy
AKA
Mzvee

MOST PROMISING ACT

Danagog
Niniola
Tjan
Tonye
Pere Carter
Simi
Sunkanmi
Teegee

BEST MUSIC VIDEO:

Shuga (Eva) –WOLTRK ENT
HG2 Films – Ibadan ( Qdot ft Olamide)
Clarence Peter – Condo ( Ycee ft Patoranking)
JM Films – Crazy ( Seyi Shay ft. Wizkid)
Kemi Adetiba – Onye ( Waje ft. Tiwa Savage)
Unlimited LA – Aww ( Di’Ja)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Reminisce – Baba Hafusa
Flavour – Thankful
Olamide- Street OT
Yemi Alade – King of Queens
Wizkid – Ayo
Praiz – Rich & Famous

AFROBEAT ARTIST:

Lagbaja
Femi Kuti
Seun Kuti
2baba
Tony Oladipo Allen
Ara

BEST DANCE/LIVE PERFORMER

MC Galazy
Olamide
Yemi Alade
P-Square
Omawumi
Wizkid

BEST COLLABORATION

Marry Me – Falz ft. Yemi Alade & Pose
Condo – Ycee ft. Patoranking
Shoki (Remix) – Lil Kesh ft. Olamide & Davido
Indomie – Masterkraft ft. Olamide & CDQ
Collabo – P-Square ft. Don Jazzy
Bad Girl Special – Mr 2kay ft. Seyi Shay & Cynthia Morgan

BEST GOSPEL ACT

Onos Ariyo
Eben
Tope Alabi
Obiora Obiwon
Nathaniel Bassey
Florocka
Psalm Ebube

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Davido throws birthday party for his baby mama, Sophie Momodu (photos)

11 Jun , 2015  

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Sophie Momodu was surprised with a birthday dinner at Eko Hotel & Suites organized by her baby daddy, Davido.  He looks smitten. See more photos after the cut…

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3rd Season of Coke Studio Africa: 2face, Cobhams and Venessa Mdee in Kenya (photos)

10 Jun , 2015  

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2face Idibia is currently in Kenya for the 3rd Season of Coke Studio Africa. This year, 2face has been paired with Tanzanian recording artiste and songwriter, Vanessa Mdee. The duo will record songs that will be produced by ace music producer, Cobhams Asuquo….

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Peep How Don Jazzy wished D’banj happy birthday

10 Jun , 2015  

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Yesterday, June 9, 2015 was the 35th birthday of music star and DB Records boss, D’banj. Across social media, the Kokomaster got tons of birthday wishes from fans and colleagues all over the world. But perhaps the most notable came from his former partner, Don Jazzy.

Don Jazzy sent a birthday shout-out to Dbanj on Twitter, writing:…

 

It’s already 3 years since the duo parted ways in 2012 with the dissolution of their jointly owned record label, Mo’hits. At the time of filing this report, however, D’banj is yet to respond to the message from Don Jazzy or that of any other well wisher….

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Davido renews MTN endorsement deal, will go on tour in September

10 Jun , 2015  

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After releasing his international collaboration ‘Fans Mi’ featuring Meek Mill today, Davido who is set to drop his second album revealed he had extended his contract with MTN.

Nigerian pop star Davido today renewed his deal with telecommunication company MTN.

After releasing his international collaboration ‘Fans Mi‘ featuringMeek Mill today, Davido who is set to drop his second album revealed he had extended his contract with MTN.

Davido and Wizkid were the two acts remaining to renew their deal with MTN.

Also, the new graduate will be going on tour in the United Kingdom from September 15 to September 30, 2015.

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Desmond Elliot and wife head for his inauguration as member of the Lagos state House of Assembly (photo)

8 Jun , 2015  

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Nollywood Actor, Politician Desmond Elliot and wife pictured going for his inauguration as member of the Lagos state House of Assembly. He will officially be part of the Lagos state House of Assembly from today. Congrats to him.

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Why I didn’t renew my endorsement deal with MTN – Timaya

8 Jun , 2015  

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Timaya is one of the many Nigerian showbiz stars whose endorsement contracts were not renewed for another year by Nigeria’s leading telecoms firm, MTN. In a recent interview with Punch, Timaya explained why he rejected the new deal, saying it wasn’t right for him. ‘I have always wanted to become an ambassador to a telecommunications company and I was approached by both Globacom and MTN.

I chose MTN. I am a businessman and I feel I should have a better deal this year. If the deal is not good enough for me, then it is not right because I worked very hard to get to the stage I am, the Bayelsa State-born act began. Speaking further, he said: ‘It could be right for other people but I think I should do better this year. There are some artistes that are brand ambassadors and they do not have any hit song. They are just there based on pity. Every year, I release a hit song and I feel if we are to renew a contract, we have to revisit the terms and conditions. Not that we would do the same thing as the last time or do it out of pity.

Being a brand ambassador makes you limited in some certain areas and I expect to be paid for such limitations. I want more. They are good people and we did not have any misunderstanding. It was purely a business decision.’ MTN renewed deals with other showbiz stars like Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Iyanya, Kcee and others but also left out a number of stars including the self-styled Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa….

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How Davido’s father set up Babcock University’s Music department 3 years ago

8 Jun , 2015  

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Davido graduated from the department of Music at Babcock University on Sunday June 7, 2015. It was reported that he was the only graduating student from the department and further investigations have revealed that the music department was actually set up for the ‘Skelewu’ singer by his billionaire dad, Adedeji Adeleke a little over 3 years ago.

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Davido’s H.O.D (Head of department), Olusegun Ojuola said: ‘Well, it’s really a long journey, because it’s through the help of Dr Deji Adeleke that the department was developed over three and half years ago. But we actually started admitting (students) in 2012.’ Ojuola added that the department currently has a total of 27 students and he didn’t fail to note that he foresees a boom in the number of students in the next session set to begin in September.

‘The department is growing, right now, the population is 27, and I’m expecting a kind of population explosion this next admission year because the number of students within the university that have shown interest to transfer from their departments to Music is overwhelming. We also have students transferring from other university like Bells, Bowen, OAU and others.’ He went on to boast about the facilities at the department, saying: ‘I’m not boasting but with the facilities we have, you can’t find its match at another university running a degree programme in Music. NUC also testifies to it, our studio is hi-tech.’…

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How you can graduate like Davido with N200M – Babcock University VC

8 Jun , 2015  

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The Vice Chancellor of Babcock University, Ilishan, Remo, Ogun State, Prof. J. A. Makinde, has commended Davido’s father, Deji Adeleke for heavily supporting the institution financially over time.

The VC was peaking while presenting Davido’s certificate to him at the ongoing 13th convocation ceremony of the institution, with the music star’s father, who was sitting in the VIP area all the while, coming to the podium to take pictures with him while he received his certificate.

During the presentation, the VC joked: ‘If you pay N200 million, you can be up here taking pictures with your son.’ Of course it was a joke but the words would seem to be true as Davido is the only graduating student that had the privilege of taking pictures with not just his dad but also the VC on the podium at the graduation ceremony….

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D’banj revealed the high point of his career

22 Feb , 2015  

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Recently, Nigeria’s singer and self acclaimed Bagalee, D’banj, celebrated his 10 years anniversary in the music industry where he pulled large crowd of people turning up for the event with

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guest invite, America’s model and vixen, Amber Rose.

The singer speaking with Vangurad about his journey so far amidst his celebration says the high point of his career was when he was opportune to give a speech at the World Bank Tedex in 2014, which had nothing to do with music.

D’banj boasted that he has always prayed that he does not end up as just as an entertainer but to be the best to come out of Africa which is gradually manifesting.

According to him, “My first single came out October 2004 .My first album was released in March 2005 and as at that time I always say I was an entertainer and I hoped and prayed that I will be the biggest to come out of Africa. I will be a businessman; you know you always have different types of dreams. It’s been a great journey in 10 years and when I count my blessings, I see that God has been so faithful. There are places that I have been to, that I never thought about. Though, I dream big, I have performed on some stages I never thought I would dare to.”

“The high point of my career will be last year when I gave a speech at the World Bank Tedex. That for me was different ,because it had nothing to do with music. Being on that platform with those caliber of people, showed that you are not just an artiste, but also representing a generation,” he says.

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