Archive for May 8th, 2019

(INTERVIEW) My music is one of the viral songs in Ethiopia- EKNOCK PUMPEYBABA

IMG-20190503-WA0004Music star, Eknock Pumpeybaba is one name that is trending currently in Ethiopia, East Africa. Though he is a Nigeria citizen but was born by a Cameroonian father in the 80s. He has carved a niche for himself in Ethiopia where he resides currently.

In this chat with Publisher Fujiipop Online, Shehu Tijani Adegbola, he revealed how he conquered music industry as a Nigeria, meeting Banky W and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

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Can you introduce yourself better and your educational background?

Eknock is a born Nigerian citizen. I was born in Lagos mainland by a Cameroonian father. I studied Computer Science. (Diploma at the University of Abuja, Nigeria. I did degree at the National Open University of Nigeria. I started my secondary education at Birrel. I went to Avenue High School and St Dominic catholic primary school in Lagos Nigeria.

What kind of music do you sing?

My music is a fusion of R n B and Pop mixed with our local infusion of Afrobeat Juju and Jazz music. I combine these together.

Eknock is a Nigeria rising music star in Ethiophia , how are you coping?

First of all, I am a diplomat in Ethiopia. My sister is the Commissioner for Human Resources Science and Technology at the African Union. Ethiopian as a country is a closed door people and very united people as well. They are also welcoming people. They have accepted my music fully when i collabo with their biggest star now on a track titled (OMALICHA ) . The song went viral and i saw myself controlling East Africa market as we speak. Ethiopia is the 2nd largest populated country in Africa after Nigeria. This has big boost in my career.

How do the citizen accept your brand of music ?

Yes, language is a barrier but I did it by the grace of God. The promoters and the media outfit like @golden music Ethiopia @hopemusic ethiopia and people like @mr bky raymond and mr Michael hassen made it possible for me.IMG-20180530-WA0020

Is there a language barrier?

I speak their native language AMHARIC but am still learning it. It is the official language of Ethiopia people 100million.

Which of their native language do you understand and you often use in your music?

The song that blew me in Ethiopia and East Africa is OMALICHA. It was a collaborative work with their new big star Yared negu who recently signed a deal with cocacola East Africa. We use both English. Our pidgin and Amharic to pass the message in the song.

The title we used is called KONJO meaning ‘beautiful’. It is a word to describe a magnificent lady. Most HABESHA ladies are so beautiful in Ethiopia.IMG-20180530-WA0028

You did an album launch recently, how was the turn out ?

I launched an album in Ethiopia. It was titled ‘Everythang Nice Everythang Spice’. It talks about love, life and sharing to less people.IMG-20181218-WA0053 (2)

Did you invited Vice president of Nigeria to your album launch in Ethiopia because we saw you snapping pictures with him?

I actually met the Vice President @prof Yemi osibanjo at the world economic center in Vienna Austria. He was encouraging Nigerian s in the disaporal and they told him about me. He was very happy at my craft. He encouraged me to do more and represent Nigeria globally. He told me what i can use music to do as a positive impact to the world.

Do you sign with Banky W also recently ?

Banky W is a very humble being and educated musician who is a hero to many young artistes. He inspired me a lot. He came for the African Union summit which we spoke about music, politics and how we can use this medium for younger generations. He encouraged me on stage with @tracenaija crew represented by the owner of Trace worldwide Mr. Oliver and Tracenaija manager Mr Sam Onyeweklu, who supported my stage performance. I did not sign with Banky W may be in future. We have a lot of promoters worldwide doing great works for us.

You have released lots of videos, which one do you like most?

I released many but I recently love HAKUNA MATATA.  I had released CHAKALAKA JAMI LAYA will be released very soon.20180417_115503What can you say about you’re A/R Big Jack and manager?

Big Jack is my elder brother and a business man. He is also a diplomat at the African Union. He has been positive in my life and musically. He gives platforms to many artistes. With his management skills, I have traveled to many nations; Europe. America. USA, Canada and many African countries. This has sharpened my thoughts about music business. He has been sharpening my career into political arena where I think beyond music. I am also part of the system. I appreciate his great humility and Effort.

What is your relationship like musically and business wise?

BIG Jack owns an entertainment outfit called Billion Dollar Entertainment joined together with mine (@Yang Records ) , we are pushing more in order to take our culture and music round the world. Using this medium to impact lives and young people. We are planning concerts in Ethiopia this August and September before traveling to Germany. Poland. Austria. For our European tours, before the end of the year 2019, we will make it loud.

Which artiste do you want to feature next on the African Scene?

I will like to feature Dbanj, Wizkid and 2Baba.  Africa Diamond, Sarkodie are other talents I admire so mush. We are pushing towards working with Akon and Lady Gaga are the moment. We hope we shall get these opportunities by his mercies.

What do you think about Nigeria musically?

Nigeria entertainment has brought a lot of positive impact to our world so I’m available at any time when the country calls for national duties. Even when brands want me for promotional activation in and outside the country, I ‘m very ready. Companies or brands can use my face for their products as an ambassador, I’m very honoured and ready to work.

Messages to your fans?

My message to my fans is I thank you to all my hardworking fans worldwide both starting from Nigeria. Cameroon, South Africa. USA, Europe and the rest of the world. Stay positive. God bless you all.IMG-20190222-WA0021

Politics: Kwankwaso at war with Ganduje over planned new emirates, Sanusi aide’s probe

Image result for GandujeThere is fresh rift between Kano Central Senatorial District, Senator Rabi’u Kwanwaso and newly elected governor of Kano State,  Abdullahi  Ganduje.

Reports have it that the lawmaker representing Kano Central Senatorial District, Senator Rabi’u Kwanwaso, has criticised a plan by the state government to create four additional emirates from the present Kano Emirate.

The Kano State House of Assembly at the plenary on Monday began a move to create four emirates following a petition by one Mallam Ibrahim Salisu.

The Speaker of the House, Alhasaan Ruum, read the petition.

There were reports on Tuesday that the move and an investigation of some aides of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, were aimed at whittling down the powers of the traditional ruler and ultimately depose him.

Although to state government denied the allegations, Kwankwaso, who spoke through his media aide, Binta Spikin, in a telephone conversation criticised the plan by the Kano State Government to split the emirate into four.

According to Kwankwaso, only the people of the state, through the state House of Assembly, could demand such.

He also noted that the move could only be made where issues of public concern had been raised against the current structure of the council.

She said, “On the emirate, he (Kwankwaso) does not support the splitting of Kano Emirate it is the heritage of the Kano people. If there should be such a move to split the emirate, the senator is of the opinion that it should come from the people; the people should be the ones who should complain about anything, then the state House of Assembly could take action.Image result for Ganduje

“But, this one is from nowhere in particular because the same people who submitted a petition to the House could not really be identified. Who are those people? They don’t form a fraction of Kano, so they cannot on any grounds speak for the whole of Kano State.”

But on Tuesday, the state Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission summoned an aide of Sanusi for investigation over alleged misappropriation of funds

A letter signed by the agency’s Director of Operations, C. S.P. Suleiman Aliyu Gusau, on behalf of the Executive Chairman, Muhuyi Rimin Gado, invited one Alhaji Isa Bayero an aide to Emir Muhammad Sanusi 11 for interrogation.

The letter directed Bayero to appear at the commission’s conference room by 12 noon on May 9, 2019, over an investigation into an alleged violation of Section 26 of the Commission’s Enabling law on the management of the Kano State Emirate Council’s funds.

The commission had in 2018 launched a probe against the Kano Emir prior to the intervention of the Kano State Assembly, which compelled the commission to suspend the probe.

-Punch added.Image result for Ganduje


Real reason Davido will never forgive Tinubu and Cos

Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has broken his silence following the arrest of his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke, by the Nigerian Police.

The dancing Senator was taken into custody on, Monday May 6th and will be arraigned in court Tuesday, May 7th.

Confirming the arrest, spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba, said, “Senator Adeleke is currently in police custody. He was taken into custody in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person”.

But he was later released on two million naira bail over his health issue hours ago.

Reacting to this news, Davido, took to his Instagram page and said he has given up on democracy in Nigeria.

And those behind this actions against my Uncle will never go unpunished by God.

Some close friends said it was former Governor of Lagos, Bola Tinubu and cos work because he wanted his candidate to be Osun state governor at all cost, fujiipop learnt.

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Why NFF President Amaju Pinnick, 4 others arraigned over $8,400, N4bn fraud

Related imageIt has been reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, arraigned the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, and four others for alleged mismanagement of $8,400 belonging to FIFA.

As reports revealed , the five officials were charged on a 17-count charge, marked FHC/ABJ/CR/93/2019, for misappropriation of funds remitted by the world governing body FIFA as fees for appearing at the last Russia 2018 World Cup.

They were accused of moving N4 billion belonging to the NFF without the consent of the football federation. According to the report, persons charged with Mr Pinnick include NFF Secretary, Sunusi Mohammed; the 1st Vice-President, Seyi Akinwumi; the 2nd Vice-President, Shehu Dikko and an Executive member, Yusuff Fresh.

The five were also accused, in the charge filed by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), led by Okoi Obono-Obla, of failing and neglecting to declare their asset.

Watch how Liverpool record historic win over Barcelona 4-3

It was celebration night for Belgian striker, Divock Origi.

He was the unlikely hero as Liverpool pulled off the greatest semi-final comeback in Champions League history with a 4-0 second-leg victory to complete a stunning 4-3 aggregate triumph against Barcelona.

Before the game, the odds were stacked heavily against Liverpool after both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were ruled out with injury following a 3-0 first-leg defeat last week in Spain.

Divock Origi however gave Liverpool hope with a seventh-minute goal at Anfield before Georginio Wijnaldum scored two quick second-half goals to level the tie, setting the stage for the Belgian to strike the decisive goal 11 minutes from time.

Despite the despondency of losing Salah and Firmino, Jurgen Klopp’s men never lost faith and were accompanied by a typically raucous Anfield atmosphere on a European night.


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