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Who will safe Naira Marley from COVID-19 concert court fine ?


This is not a good time for Nigerian pop star, Azeez Fashola also known as Naira Marley, has been fined N200,000 by an Abuja mobile court for violating Covid-19 protocols on the thirteenth of June, 2020.

The FCT Administration filed a four count charge against him for hosting a drive-in concert in Abuja in clear violation of COVID-19 directives.

Magistrate Idayat Akanni handed down the fine to the Lagos based musician after he pleaded guilty to the charges filed against him.

The concert at the Jabi Mall elicited public outcries with many who attended breaking protocols at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Naira Marley is said to have flown in a chartered plane meant for a Lagos Judge to the Federal Capital Territory for the said concert on Saturday, July 13.

Naira Marley acquires another property in Lagos



Naira Marley has acquired a property in Lekki. The singer shared the good news via his Instastories as he acknowledged people congratulating him about the house which is situated in Lekki.

Congrats to him. See more photos below

Naira Marley acquires another property in Lagos (photos)Naira Marley acquires another property in Lagos (photos)

Coronavirus: Domestic flights will be affordable – Aviation Minister


The Federal Government has confirmed that a simulation trial of domestic flights will be carried out at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos this Saturday.

This is in preparation to reopen the country’s airspace to commercial flights.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, stated this on Monday at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Sirika assured Nigerians that ticket prices would not skyrocket as speculated by many, due to the plan to implement the social distancing rule onboard.

“We’ve been meeting with stakeholders in the industry to find out how best to open the industry.

“So we are doing everything to ensure that tickets’ prices are not skyrocketed. They may be different but they will not be something that passengers cannot afford.

“Flight trials will be demonstrated on Saturday in Lagos airport ahead of the resumption of operations,” he said.

We are waiting for Nairamarley to tell us what went wrong at Abuja -9ice


Awards winning singer, Adigun ‘9ice’ Abolore unveiled new artiste, Ojo ‘Olamyte’ Olamide into his record label, Alapomeji Ancestral Records.
Olamyte, a phenomenal hip hop star artiste who is a rare combination of rap and pure talent is an indigene of Igbara Oke in Ondo state Nigeria.

Olamyte has always been artistically inclined from his prime. He Grew up listening to Artistes such as Olamide, Seriki, Reminisce to mention but a few.
The newly signed multi-talented and fast-rising who is being managed my Femisynergy entertainment is one artiste we should all watch out for as he is on his way to Stardom.

9ice who is one of the most successful Pop artistes in Nigeria released his new album couples of weeks back titled ‘Tip of the Iceberg’.

Read more below

Unveiling a new artiste,how do you feel?

Well,I feel great,I feel honour.. Is a privilege to always look inward and see someone to take it to the next level..This is like beginning of his own journey and God will take him there.

How did you scot for olamyte?

Like I said before. I didn’t scot but to look within my own family, not blood relations. But fans and people who are close to me, and sometimes your fan can turn out to be your artist.Olamyte has been some one I know for a while. He has what it takes to go to the next level. He’s ready to cave a niche for himself in the industry . This is part of the reason I said Ola, let’s work.

What particular song that you think is emotionally touching that inspired you want to work with him?

He has so many songs.So we will revisit all his songs. An artist might have a song he produced years back and you want your fans to hear it now so you need to revisit it. There’s one of his song I love’ my mother’. Which I believe can trend. So many lovely songs like that. But the song we are promoting right now is ‘ Woke ko wole’..

Presently in the industry. We have so many Yoruba rappers. Do you think Olamyte can go above them?

Why does he have to go above them? Why not mingle with them and showcase his talents. The joy of every father is that his son should surpass him. I just want him to be the best. What ever I have done it will be nice for him to take over.

You are a legend in the industry. How do you feel as the industry is growing bigger,from Akoka to lekki?

Who told you I stay in lekki!? The industry is growing fine. What ever you are doing you need to grow..The transition of media is larger now. Before, publication is physical. You go to news stand to read news paper but now everything has changed that means is growing really fast.. Is for you to improve more on what you know already to present transition.

As a legend.Why is it that the fans are yet to see you feature a foreign artist. Is it because of the style of music you do that is Yoruba incline?

Music don’t have a particular language. The languages music uses are,melody and rhythm. As far as the world is concerned. The right time is yet to come but sure it will come.

Currently there is Covid19 pandemic around the globe.And we heard that Naira Marley performed some where in Abuja and this has brought troubled for him . And what’s your take on covid 19?

Firstly,the show was about people staying in their cars while he performed but I think due to groove hitting hard on the fans I think they all left their cars so everything went wrong.
I think Nairamarley media team suppose to come out and tell us what really happened.
About covid19 campaign , the industry has been supportive. Musicians have been doing lots of songs for awareness on COVID-19. We are just waiting for Government to ease the lockdown on entertainment industry.

Tell us about your new song topping the chat right now?

I released my tenth album,called Tip of the Iceberg.. It was released in may 29. I featured Nigerian stars studded artists like olamide,Wande Coal and Reminisce. This is episode one and two will be out in December.


OGIDAN releases new song, HUSHPUPPI


Naira Marley drags Execu Jet Airline, Pilot into trouble over Abuja concert



Naira Marley has dragged ExecuJet Airline, Pilot in trouble over Abuja Concert.

The Nigerian Government on Monday suspended the operations of ExecuJet, the airline that flew Afro-pop artist Naira Marley to Abuja for a concert, indefinitely.

Nigeria’s aviation minister Hadi Sirika announced the indefinite ban during the daily briefing on the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Monday,

Sirika said the flight that conveyed Naira Marley to Abuja for the concert was approved to convey a serving justice from Lagos to Abuja.
The minister stated that the flight captain will be sanctioned for providing false information.

“Going forward we will escalate the mechanisms we have in place, and we will be stricter in our approvals (and enforcement),” Sirika said.

The flight violated the order of the Nigerian Government to temporarily suspend all commercial flights to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The Federal Capital Territory Ministerial Enforcement Task Force on COVID-19 Restrictions on Sunday sealed the venue of the concert – Jabi Lake Mall – indefinitely for violating the government’s ban on public gathering.
The government has been silent about Naira Marley, who not only flouted the ban on interstate travel, the concert he performed at also violated the guidelines on social distancing.

It is however not the first time Naira Marley will be involved in such incidents since the Nigerian Government declared a total lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.

He was arrested for violating lockdown orders in April when he alongside other artists attended a house party organised by actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello.

He was later released after tendering a written apology to the Lagos State Government and signing an undertaking to subsequently comply with the government directives.

Why FG may ban Naira Marley


Federal government of Nigeria may ban top musician, Naira Marley over his performance at the Federal Capital Territory at the weekend as a result of COVID-19 lockdown in the country.

The Federal Capital Territory Ministerial Enforcement Task Force on COVID-19 Restrictions has therefore sealed Jabi Lake Mall indefinitely for violating the government’s directive on ban on public gathering.

#NairaMarley flew in private jet alongside his crew to perform at the concert in Abuja organised by Network Africa and Traffic Bar at Jabi Lake on Saturday, thereby breaching the Coronavirus safety guidelines out in place by government.

Task Force are still deliberating on the punishment of the reigning music star, Fujiipop gathered.

Lawyers fight in court during Naira Marley’s EFCC hearing

Naira MarleyIt has been reported that the trial of  Soapy singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley at the Federal High Court in Lagos has been adjourned till December 11th and 12th following a heated argument over space to seat in the court this morning.

The trial resumed for hearing today October 24th but as the judge settled in to hear the case, the lawyer representing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Rotimi Oyedepo and Naira Marley’s counsel, Olalekan Ojo, SAN, and two other senior lawyers, began to quarrel over seats available in the court.

The presiding judge, Justice Nicholas Oweibo appealed to the lawyers to bear with the government over inadequate space in the courtroom. The court rooms in the Federal High Court Lagos are usually very small.

Justice Oweibo then adjourned  the case immediately.

Top Nigerian Celebrities who hit lime light this year through Social Media unveil

The use of social media is very important in this era because it’s easier to connect with vast majority of people via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and the likes.

As an entertainer or business person or whatever you’re into, it is always smart not to build your entire career on a social media platform which might pack up on day.

How many Nigerian celebrities or entertainers can boast of still having a successful career life if all social media channels shut down. These list highlighted made a successful career in 2019 by exploring social media.

See the list below:

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Mr Soapy, Naira Marley of this year is massively accepted by the Street.

Many controversies that rocked his music career this year started from Instagram. Instagram has done wonder in his life, lolz.

In anticipation of “SOAPY” video, Naira Marley requested for 40k comments on his IG page to release the video and it’s shocking that he got more than that in few hours.

He might have fight so hard to stay relevant as an artiste in the absence of social media. The video has hit more than millon views online.

Zlatan Ibile

The Zanku master, Zlatan came into limelight last year and has since then stay relevant with the help of Instagram. Though, personally he is so strategic and creative on how to gain attention.

He is fond of doing Instagram Challenge among his fans. He gathered so many fans over the years from challenges like #FotifoyinChallege#BottleCap“, #RedCupAndPapperFlippingand now #Bolanle.

No doubt, Zlatan is so creative with social media use especially Instagram but what if they cease to exist?

Tunde Ednut

The Musician turns Instagram Blogger have made himself a force to reckon with on Instagram posting many random contents to entertain fans.

The truth is, Instagram kept Tunde Ednut’s hope of being a star alive after the death of his music career.

He was like “mofedaku” (I wan die) on the day both whatsapp and Instagram temporarily went down. He might just do it for real if it’s a permanent shutdown.

Mr Gbafun

His career got noticed through Instagram and ever since he has been putting a lot of work to maintain and sustain his Instagram fame.

Imagine Mr. Gbafun without an Instagram, baba might probably have to go back to his former job, Mechanic.

Lesson of this post, if you’re an entertainer or business person, as you build your career and fanbase on social media, build yourself offline too.

All these social media companies might just decide not exist again one day.

 Lasisi Elenu

Lasisi Elenu unlike Brother Shaggi, is one of the biggest Instagram comedians in Nigeria.

He is popularly known for is constant use of BIG MOUTH filter made by Snapchat. Many of us find him funny for the big mouth he uses while doing his funny rants.

But imagine snapchat with Instagram shuts down. How will Lasisi survive?

Poco Lee

Poco Lee with real name as Iwe Pascal is a Nigerian sensational dancer, hype man and MC. He became known for his fun-to-watch Zanku dance moves which had earned him lots of followers on Instagram.

Top artistes like 2babaBurna BoyOlamide and many other big acts are now using his dance service in their Music Videos. All thanks to Instagram that brought him out.

He has since then utilize the buzz around him to generate money into his account by doing viral video and posting on his page.

Congrats on your 1m Followers POCO! Imagine a Poco Lee without Instagram account.

Ikorodu Boiz

This kids are wonderful and are superb in terms of creativity, they’ve done so many micmic of celebrities which earned them fame and thousands of followers.

Davido himself was flabbergasted when he watched one of the micmic they did for him. The 30BG boss wasted no time to announce N1m giveaway for them.

I almost laugh my rib out on one of their micmic they recently did for Lyta on Monalisa, damn! these guys are too good.

However, they might be getting shows and event to attend to but nevertheless instagram will still be forever their pillar. They are trending currently.

Trending: Naira Marley’s management clears air on on why he is still in Ikoyi prison

Naira MarleyIt has been revealed that the Naira Marley who was arrested on May 10th by the EFCC, is awaiting the fulfillment of his bail conditions.

He was arraigned in court by the EFCC on grounds of allegedly committing cyber crimes.

Naira Marley was granted bail by the court on May 30th. According to his management, the singer hasn’t been let out of the ikoyi prison because EFCC is yet to verify that he has met his bail conditions.

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