Archive for July, 2013

BRAIN Shoots Two Videos “Watcha U Looking At?” and “Lubadi”

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Not resting on his oars, BRAIN is building on the success recorded by his debut single “So Crazy” which got a huge acceptance from music lovers and rare review from the music industry heavyweights.

Matanmi Adeleke aka BRAIN hooked up with Nigeria’s most-sought after music video director, Mattmax (Olamide – Voice On The Street, Dbanj – Don’t Tell Me Nonsense, Habida – , Timaya – Ekolomba) and hit the location for the shooting of his next two singles “Watcha U Looking At?” and “Lubadi” with cameo appearance by Nollywood’s fast rising star Tayo Sobola aka Sotayo.

Speaking on his experience on set, BRAIN disclosed that he was really excited and the same time terrified when his record label, MAGiKAL Entertainment told him he will be shooting the two videos same day. “Honestly, I was stunned when my Label boss, Biodun Caston-Dada told me, we are shooting the two videos same day. But I always trust his judgment because he is a thorough professional and more so, since I will be shooting with Mattmax, that happened to build my confidence that he must have done his home work well and has some tight concepts for the two videos,” he stated.

Speaking further, BRAIN who couldn’t contain his joy on the leap his career is currently getting, says “I’m so grateful to God that at last this is happening after years of hustling and I’m just going to give it my best shot. I can’t just wait for the video to be out. You have to watch out for it because it is something totally different from what you have been seeing on Naija TV”, he boasted.

BRAIN’s “Watcha U Looking At?” and “Lubadi” will be released on 1st of August, 2013.

Below are some of the pictures from the video shoot:

Exclusive Pictures From Terry G’s Book Of Ginger Concert

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Energetic entertainer, Terry G, launched his fourth album, Book Of Ginger, at the ThisDay Dome, Abuja, on 5 July.
Roll call of celebrities at the well attended event include Charly Boy, Timaya, Ay, Klint Da Drunk, WizKid, Skales, Solid Star, Gordons, Denrele, Kcee, Akpororo, Jaywon, Chuddy K and Ozzybosco.
The second phase of the concert will be held in Lagos in a few month’s time.

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I did Not Cause Crisis between Pasuma And KWAM 1 – Obesere Declares

What brought about your new album dedicated to Mike Adenuga?
This album was released to show appreciation. If I see someone who is seriously supporting the entertainment industry, if feel the need to appreciate that person and let the world knows how valuable he or she is. Imagine, If we have like 10 of Mike Adenuga in the Nigeria entertainment industry. A lot of people can attest to the fact that since Mike Adenuga started, he has changed the lives of so many Nigerian artistes. The first time I met Otunba Mike Adenuga, I was shocked by his simplicity and humility. At the event I met him, people where even saying beside me that they’ve never seen some so successful and still keeps his humility like Mike Adenuga so that was one of the things that inspired me to honour him. This man is alive now, and it’s the best time for Nigerians to celebrate him. I also noticed that King Sunny Ade and Evangelist Ebenezer Obey have sing praised him, so what are we Fuji artistes doing?

Is he aware of this gesture from you?
Yes he should be aware now because I’ve sent him copies but he is yet to respond. I made it a surprise album.

How long did it take you to record this album?
It took us Close to two months. We actually used a studio in Ibadan, so I had to lodge my boys in an hotel for the period but it was a great experience. I wanted the album to be superb therefore, the studio that could do what we want was found in Ibadan and that was Why we used it. It costs me so much but it’s not about the money now, but encouragement and appreciation to Mike Adenuga.

How many tracks are on the album and is it just songs about Adenuga?
There are three tracks in the album. First for Mike Adenuga, second is a party track and the third is a hiphop track I did with Lord of Ajasa. It will be available exactly after Ramadan and marketed by Mosebolatan Records.

There were rumors that the recent crisis which started when Pasuma declared himself, Oganla of Fuji, was caused by you?
I wasn’t the one that caused the crisis, the only role I played was advising Pasuma to stop calling himself Otunba. When you call yourself an Otunba, that means you are a subordinate to someone. Like people call me PK1st which means The Paramount King of Fuji. So I only advised him and he yielded the advise by changing his title from Otunba to Oganla.

Most of your colleagues have multiple wives, but you have only one, what informed your choice?
I never planned to have only one wife, but like they say, man proposes and God disposes. My believe is that God has destined how people will live their lives.

So are you saying that you are likely to have another wife?
I never said so. I only mean that God has plan how everything will go. Like I never planned to have one wife, yet I’m with only my wife. Everything in life happened because God want them to.

Considering the fact that your profession attracts a lot of women, how do you manage to remain with only one wife?
The truth is, like I said, it’s not by my own making. It’s God who has given me the wisdom.

But what if a lady accidentally, gets pregnant for you, will you reject it?
That’s the last thing I can ever do. I Abass Akande Obesere can never reject a pregnancy that belongs to me and that’s why I said it all depends on wisdom and God’s will and also what you as an individual wish to happen.

How many children do you have?
My children are all abroad. The Yoruba’s say you don’t count the children a person has. But if you insist, I’d say, my children are five in number.
There is this trend whereby Fuji artistes now collaborate with Hiphop artistes,is this to create more relevance for the Hiphop artistes or the Fuji artistes?
We’ve done that before several times and we are still doing that. We’ve collaborated with Lord of Ajasa, 9ice, and others. Talking about relevance, you all know that I’m an artiste who is already a household name all over. However, I always want to support artistes whenever they come for collaborations. Also, part of the reason is to be part of ongoing trend. If my fans are demanding for collabos, then I give it to them. We like to be versatile too.

El-Phlex duet with Skales and Sheyman on “JAMALO” Video

The fast rising duo, El-Phlex finally released the video for one of their most anticipating single ‘JAMALO’ featuring EME act, Skales and one of the most respected producer cum artiste Sheyman, the video was directed by Patrick Elis.
Jamalo strives to make faith and positive thinking seductive as the lyrics are refreshingly honest, quizzical and brings to the listener that urban male perspective that has never been aired. This is an Future excellent hit record that is not only poised to take over the clubs and dance floors in coming weeks, but is also for massive radio and Television success in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the Globe. El-Phlex has been buzzing lately, not resting, continuous putting in work. Not too long ago, the duo releases Home & Away Ft Reminisce, Gbetiwa Remix which featured 6 rap acts, Yung6ix, Seriki, Cynthia Morgan, Jhybo, Iceberg-Slim and T-izze

Nollywood Actresses With Shortest Marriages Unveiled

Doris Simeon
Doris Simeon was married to movie producer and director, Daniel Ademinokan. Their marriage produced a child, David, and it collapsed in May 2013.

Stella Damasus
Following the death of her first husband, Jaiye Aboderin, Nollywood diva, Stella Damasus, got married to socialite, Lanre Nzeribe and the union crashed nine months after.

Monalisa Chinda
Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda, got married and separated from her husband, Dejo Richards, in 2004. This union crashed over allegation of domestic violence and infidelity.

Foluke Daramola
This cross over actress was married to Tunde Sobowale, son of former Lagos State Commissioner of Education, Professor Sobowale. A few years after the crash of that marriage, Foluke is now remarried to Mr. Kayode Salako.

Laide Bakare
Laide got married to an American based bizman, Olumide Okunfulire and the marriage produced a girl child. A few years after, the union crashed. And Laide is now remarried to a Lagos based businessman, Tunde Oriowo.

Ngozi Ezeonu
This top actress packed out of her matrimonial home many years ago on account of her husband’s alleged unfaithfulness as he dumped her for another woman whom he impregnated.

Fred And Agata Amata
The handsome actor, Fred, and her TV presenter wife, Agatha, have always served as a case study of Nollywood couple whose marriage hit the rocks as a result of infidelity. Though, they attributed the break-up to irreconcilable differences.

Stephanie Okereke
This A-List actress is said to be very happy with her divorce as she sees herself as being better off without her ex-footballer husband, Chikelu Ileoanusi.
The reason for their breakup was attributed to financial problems.

Eucharia Anunobi-Ekwu
Although, Eucharia wanted her marriage with Charles Ekwu to last, the ex-hubby had other plans as he depended on the actress for his own welfare and that of the family until he was caught red-handed making love to their 13 year-old house girl.

Clarion Chukwura
Clarion had been married to two husbands but she is without any of them today. She has laid the blame for her failed marriages as the prize she has to pay as an artiste.

Shan George
Shan first got married as a teenager but left the marriage after giving birth to two boys. She later married a US-based guy, Tony Nwosisi, but she later found out that the man was married to another woman who had given him children at the time of his marriage to Shan, so she decided to quit the marriage for good.

Femi Adebayo And Khadijat
Funke Akindele was on the centre of this couple’s problem. But nobody had a fact on that yet. Femi Adebayo’s marriage to Khadijat produced three lovely children.

Jennifer Eliogu
Jenifer Eliogu’s marriage crashed months after she delivered her second son. She lost her husband to a Swiss woman.

Hilda Dokubo
The speculation was that Hilda and her hubby both accused each other of infidelity. The husband, Karo, was initially based in Lagos, when he was allegedly being hinted with tales of his wife’s amorous affairs with other men in Port Harcourt.

[INTERVIEW] Babalaje discovered my Talent – Alao Malaika

Alhaji Sulaimon Alao Adekunle Malaika is one Fuji artiste that has made a niche for himself. The Ogun State born Fuji Musician said in this chat that Babalaje is the person that made his music appeal to the whole world. ‘At 40th, I will give kudos to Babalaje for discovering my talents’.

What are the latest things you are doing now?
There is nothing so special about Malaika. We have lots of things on ground. I released my musical video few months ago, Special Day. At the moment, we have started working on our new album. At the same time, I did a duet with Olamide, the popular Fuji Pop rapper. The song is on callertunes as we speak. So my fans could start use it as their ringback tunes.

What is the title?
It is titled Bose Njo, (The Way You Dance).

Is this the first time you are collaborating with Hip Hop artiste?
I have done collaboration with a lot of Hip Hop artistes. But this is the first time am doing with Olamide.

Do you see yourself doing collaboration with other Hip Hop like Wande Coal or Wizkid?
Yes. I could do with other artistes. I am simple person, anytime they call me, I will honour them.

You are 40, do you see more responsibilities before you or has nothing changed?
Age is number. Nothing has changed in me. I believe life goes on.

What do you consider as your biggest achievement?
I thank God, I have a lot of things that I would I have achieved. I don’t like to blow my trumpet. All I have achieved are personal to me.

At 40, what do you think you could have done that you didn’t do?
There is nothing that I could have done that I didn’t do. There is no straight road without a bend. There would be a time you would thank God that you have passed through a lot. There have been a lot of positive and negative things about me. I thank God for my life generally.

There was this rumour that you donated for O J B, what is the true picture, because we only heard of P Square’s donation?
Yes ,I donated for O J B. He is my friend. Though he has not produced any of my job. But he is a colleague as far as entertainment is concerned. When I heard that he was sick, I went to his house to check him at Surulere. I felt bad when I saw him. I thought that was all to the sickness. But later, I saw the campaign that O J B needs support. I went down there secretly. I collected his account number. Two day later I send sum amount of money to his account. This kind of crusade, we need to help our colleague. It is not only Hip Hop artistes that have donated for O J B. Fuji has done also. The music industry is very big. We don’t need to discriminate. If you did not ask me this, I wouldn’t have said anything.

After that, were you able to check him back to know follow up?
Yes I called him back, someone picked his phone that he was at the hospital resting. I later delivered my message that he should tell O J B that Malaika called. I called him to know the follow up to his health. But I learnt he will be flying out of the country August for the Surgery.

You are 40, are you thinking of having a record label in order to develop upcoming artistes?
I have been supporting young artistes. Fuji artistes and record label do not work like Hip Hop setting. When you sign the artiste, he will start demanding for what you don’t have. They don’t know what Malaika has gone through before getting to this stage. They could be saying malicious things behind you that are you not a Fuji artiste, why are you doing this kind of thing to me. But, they don’t know that Malaika had gone through a lot of obstacles before I get to this level. That is the area am just looking at. I had been thinking about the record label thing for a lot of years. What I just arrived at is, I can’t do it. The best thing I could do is to help them or introduce them to record label that I know. The only record label I have now is Malaika. So, I am pushing myself.

While growing up, did you see any record label signing you on?
The only person that discussed about taking me to studio was Alhaji Saliu Akamu Adetunji. He is my record lable owner today. He was the person that approached me. We later agreed. I was so amazed. We met at a naming ceremony that I performed in 1992. Alhaji Saliu was at the party also. That was where we met. He sent somebody to call me. My stature was so small then. That was how we started. Though a lot of recording companies had been romancing me, they wanted to take me from them. As I said earlier, there is no straight road without bend. Sometimes, we disagree to agree. Money had always been the major issue. At the end of the day, they would agree with me. Even, if I had done any album for a recording company, there was always clause that I can’t sign under your label. To be realistic, Babalaje made. When I was nobody, they saw me, they didn’t not even think they would make money at the first place. That had been the respect I am giving them till date. It wasn’t that I signed any document with them. I just know that their mind is at rest with me. They know me, I am a straight forward person. My relationship with Babalaje was so close. And they understand me so much. I thank Alhaji Saliu for the opportunity they have given me. We have been working together since 1992.

We learnt you did your 40th birthday in London, Benin Republic. You are planning another one in South Africa . Could you let the cat out of the bag?
I would have done another one in United State. But my schedule was really tight. Even till date, it is still tight. I have been thinking of the date to give my fans in U S A. There is date for South Africa show. August 16 Pretoria and 18 J’burg. It is just five days in South Africa. Then, I would be going to U S A. But few days to this time, I am going to Saudi Arabia for Umura (Lesser Hajj).

From the name you formerly answered Tekoye, now Malaika, why do you like that name?
When I started music, I answered Tekoye. I got it from my late brother. He was a musician also, Wasiu Tekoye. It is not that I was under anybody. I started my music career straight with my band. My brother was just my adviser, mentor, likewise King Ayinde Marshal. I could not just bear Talazo. You understand the love is there. At the time I was growing up, I love the name. I later thought about the future of my business. Tomorrow, I could change my style of music. I might not sing Fuji music anymore. So, if my name still remains Tekoye, it would be very difficult for me. So whatever one wants to do in life, you need to thing about the future. The future is very important. When I pray, God always answers my prayers. There is nothing about future without God Almighty. So, those were the things I thought before arriving at Malaika.

Aside God that gives inspiration, how do you source for contents before going to studio to record or show?
I get my content through what is happening in the society. So when I see things like that, I note it down. I later develop it. My fans also give me inspiration.

What do we expect from Alayeluwa Malaika?
Expect the unexpected from me. I would keep surprising my fans. They didn’t expect Proper Music to be a big content. They didn’t expect Special Day would shake the music industry. I would keep surprising my fans in a positive way. I’m working hard to make sure that I meet up expectation. After Proper Music, Special Day Video is out. It is the album that is rocking the town presently. A lot of people are showing me love. Proper Music has helped Special Day album. The album talked about my Dubai Birthday. I used the platform to shower encomium on people and loyal fans that went there with me. The experience is awesome. While recording this album, there was fun in the studio. I am working on the new album as well. It is going to be another hit by God’s grace. Interesting songs are in the album. We have started composing with my team. I don’t like dicing people in my album. There are a lot to talk about in the society. You also need to show great love to people that have been there for you. Although, there are challenges here and there, but we are coping. May God assist us the way He has been doing.

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