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Oritsefemi drops new song, “Gbedu”

Oritsefemi drops new song “GBEDU”

The talented singer who is also known as Musical Taliban released the song (GBEDU) this week. The song which is already on all platforms is a promising and danceable jam that suits all occasions and weather.

Oritsefemi, multiple awards winner in his remarks mentioned that this is the time we have to celebrate ourselves and thank God for being alive today as a result of COVID-19 lockdown that made lots of people to be indoor since March.

In his speech “We have to thank God . Nigerians and the world at large have lost many people during COVID-19. Glory be to God we are still alive, we have to celebrate this. I want to keep my fans lively, there are lots of challenges in the world today. Gbedu, my new song will definitely make my fans ease down the worries. I know this will go far . Oritsefemi fans all over the world will enjoy it”.

The song was produced by Hyceinth for MSN Gang , Arogunmenite Sounds.

Another song , Greatest that will also blow your mind will also be released by this weekend.

Greatest was produced by Vstix and mixed by Brain .

DOWNLOAD ORITSEFEMI NEW SONG, GBEDU

Governor Sanwo-Olu divides Lagos entertainers over 5% tax on audio , video production

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…slams 5% on Netflix, Iroko TV, others
Since Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu assumed office, he has not made any moves that favours entertainers in the state. But until recently he made 5% tax decision to be collected on all the audio and production done in Lagos state. At this point, Nollywood stars and musicians are angry on this development.
And despite a Federal High Court judgment barring the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board from levying film and video producers, the LSFVCB has written letters to several platforms, including Netflix and Iroko TV demanding the payment of five per cent tax.

Justice Chuka Obiozor of a Federal High Court had in a judgment in June 2020 stated that the LSFVCB could not be collecting taxes at the same time as the National Film and Video Censors Board as it amounted to double taxation.

The judge had said, “I have examined Sections 17, 21 and 25(2) of the National Film and Video Censors Board Act and Sections 23 and 24 of the Cinematograph Law Cap. C8, Laws of Lagos State, and find a case of co-existence of a federal law and a state law on the subject-matter of registration and licensing of premises for film and video exhibition. To that extent, therefore, the federal law prevails, and the law of state must go into abeyance, while the federal law subsists.”

Despite the judgment, however, the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has written letters to several digital platforms including Netflix and Iroko TV demanding five per cent.

A letter by the Executive Secretary of the LSFVCB, Bamidele Balogun, which was addressed to the Managing Director of Iroko TV, Jason Njoku, stated that the firm must pay five per cent on all visual and audio content.

The letter obtained by journalists was dated August 31, 2020, and titled, ‘Implementation of 5% Levy On All Audio and Visual Content On All Physical and Digital Platform’.
It reads in part, “We hereby request for immediate payment of the five per cent levy on all audio and visual content produced, sold, distributed, marketed, exhibited, streamed, downloaded and shared across all physical and digital platform situate, lying and being within Lagos State.5f4fa93f7e76c

“A copy of the public notice issued earlier in this regard is herein attached. By this letter, you have been served notice as a necessary procedure and you are obliged to comply within seven days from the date of receipt of this notification.”

Music producers are too proud -3rebor

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Next rated singer , Johnson Gboyega aka 3rebor has new song titles ARENA.

 

The very ambitious singer came on a courtesy visit to Fujiipop office where he revealed that most of the challenges he faced while coming up was producers who priced themselves out of the music industry.  “Music Producers are too proud and this is one of the challenges of the music industry.

 

 

Read more below:

 

Tell us exactly your name and who you are?

My names are Johnson Gboyega. I am from Ondo state, the first born of my family.

 

Tell us about your educational background?

Well,I went to Emmanuel nursery and primary in ondo state, Community Grammar school,after I proceed to FUTA..But many things happened that I had to drop out.

 

Tell us your your journey into music?

 

Well, I have a big dream about music. I love music, it is an inborn thing.Music is what I see that makes me happy always. I have been doing music for many years, it is the best to ever happen to me..I just keep growing up in it..I started with Fuji back then in ondo state many years back. Even when I came to Lagos I keep doing Fuji at itire ijesha., Lagos. When the beef between Osopa and Pasuma kept getting hot,I asked myself will anyone listen to Fuji again? So I decided to change my way. I went To Digital studio with a friend, so I see people doing hiphop from there I fall in love with it. Since thirteen years ago, I have being striving hard in the industry to get to the top.I was signed to Bluemoon Records then,the record label that signed Terry G..When Terry left the label,our boss then fell bad that he invested lots of money on the label , but he didn’t gain . So he traveled to UK and he didn’t show up again..So when the boss left,his partner said we should start our own brand.From  there we went to indomix.I kick my new career from there.I featured RuggedMan,Konga,Vector and W4..The track I dropped with Ruggedman we couldn’t push it because of finance.

You dropped a new song,can you tell us the title of the song ?

I just released a song now and the title is ARENA. I have shot the video already and is available on every platform. It is trending currently.

 

Can you tell us why you titled it ARENA,?

Firstly, I love that name,ARENA.Even before I composed it,I have it in my mind that I will name it ARENA.The song goes with what you can do,like showcasing your waist like ofiligaga!

 

In that song now,are you trying to tell us about your personal experience?

Not like that. Laughs , it Is not all about when you see something before you  get inspiration. I can be any where and thought of something and the inspiration will come..I can get rhythm from anything. That is how talented I am .

 

Can you tell us how you really derive inspiration? Some will say is through Indian hemp or any form of drugs?

I don’t deal with hard drugs and I don’t take gin but I drink occasionally. So my inspiration is just me.I can just say that it is the musical talent I have that keeps me going on.

 

Who produced ARENA?

Arena was produced by Shocker.

 

Why did you chose Shocker?

I can work with any producer. But many of them are too proud. I see Shocker as a good and humble person.His humbleness makes me work with him.Before I spoke with Shocker, I had met two producers.One said I should bring 1.8million for a beat.Where will an upcoming artiste get that kind of money for a beat?

 

Maybe they think you are not an upcoming artiste,looking at your profile?

The money is too much let’s forget issue of upcoming artist..

 

So tell us where we should see you next year and years coming?

After ARENA promo,I will drop new single and I will feature some one that the world will love,you guys should watch out for it.

 

In this new project now.Can you tell us who you have work with?

I have so many songs and am also a producer. I have a studio. I mix and master.I just love to work outside.

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Can you tell us which artiste you love most currently?

I love all the whole naija artistes. I always love artiste that can help.I only love those who are ready to lift my brand. 9ice is the artist I love most because he gives me joy.

I nearly had an accident when I heard Howie T is dead- Laface

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2face, Ruggedman, 9ice, P Square and other artistes who were on top of their games almost two decades and beyond will never forget the names Howie T and Laface in the the music entertainment industry. Both worked assiduously to make sure Nigeria music industry is at the forefront through integrated marketing, using concerts , shows to showcase our talents.
Laface brought Wyclef , a top American music Star to Nigeria for the first time. With the help of Howie T, the rest are stories.

Tijani Adegbola , Fujiipop caught up with Tunde Oshinibosi(Laface). He spoke about the demise of his friend and colleague, Howie T who died recently with stroke.
Excerpts:
1-How did you feel when you heard the shocking death of your friend and colleague, Howie T?

I was driving on the motorway when the news of Howies sudden death broke,had to stop and park to avoid causing a major accident .
I then started calling our common friends and Industry colleagues to of course reconfirm the authencity of the story as death rumour has become a common factor in Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry,after verification the magnitude of the loss suddenly hit me big time,its a great loss for the Entertainment Industry, the Almighty God will give his wife children and entire family the fortitude to bear this loss,may his gentle and loving soul rest in perfect peace Amen .

2-It was in the news that he had stroke, some also said he had marital challenges which led to stroke , did you ever heard from him before he died ?

We all have our own challenges be it marital, health or otherwise. Howie lived a fulfilled life and contributed immensely to the growth of today’s Nigerian Entertainment Industry as an acclaimed DJ,Club GM,Astute promoter Label impesario, Talent manager amongst other enterprising dictates, this great loss cannot be undervalued.
3- Have you called his family to show sympathy?

Yes , I have been in touch with his family through his wife,my utmost condolences goes to Tunrayo and the children.
4- At this level in the Nigeria entertainment industry, promoters should have an association , so that if government wants to support you in case of any needs like health in the case of Howie T, Do you have?

Presently we don’t have an association of promoters but it’s been in the pipeline for a while, I muted the idea and shared it with some of my colleague’s, we were to commence the activation process when the pandemic struck, It has become imperative with this occurrence.
5- What are your aims and objectives?

Like most progressive associations the major objective is the welfare of our members.
Using our societal influence and numbers to create a major power block in the country,the welfare of our family members when we pass on also comes into play amongst others.

6-Howie T was your rival, when you brought Wyclef to Nigeria, he also brought Wayne Wonder to challenge you, was there any long relationship between you and Howie T?

Howie was not my rival, he was my creative colleague, brother and friend. In business there must be that healthy competitive edge for major growth and continued development. Today’s Entertainment Industry has befitted immensely from our foresight, creativity and very healthy relationship believe me for us the growth of Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry always comes first.Yea, I did wyclef amongst others and Howie did Wayne above all today’s Entertainment Industry benefitted immensely from our creative inputs as well as those of many others.
7-It has been a long time people have heard your name as far as concert is concerned in Nigeria, why ?

Great concerts are all about brand sponsorships a lot of top line sponsors have not had the kind of massive budget required for a while now due to the economic down turn.A greater percentage of there budget has since been earmarked for media adverts and direct marketing moreover you don’t stage concerts just for the sake of it, it must have an innovative edge.

8 What is Laface doing currently?

I am currently exploring creative event options across Africa.

9-there was a time we learnt you were personal assistant to Senator Adeleke, are you in politics now?

Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke (IMOLE OSUN) is an older brother and friend.I have had the priviledge of representing him at various prestigious occasions at home and abroad. Honestly speaking politics is a part of our daily life’s from our household,to the office,schools, churches,markets etc, we are all political animals one way or another, so in direct answer to your question politics has also become a significant part of my life.

10-Is this why you dumped entertainment completely that gave you fame in Nigeria?

Entertainment is and will always remain my fortay and true love,dumping Entertainment as far as am concerned is a no brainer, how would I dump only true love that has given me global fame, notoriety and accolades? It is not possible.

11-After every concert you organize, what use to come to your mind ?

In the showbiz Industry you are always judged based on your landmark achievements thus making it constantly challenging but basically the reflection is on how best we can improve the Industry making things better and easier for the present and coming generation of people in the Entertainment Industry.

12-You were Felabration pioneer, after little controversy with Fela’s family on the issues of sponsorship, why did you leave them completely?

The history and true story of Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry cannot be written without the name LAFACE popping up again and again because of my strategic landmark achievements.
Is like writing the history of the Nigerian nation without the name OBJ the Ebora Owu.The true and authentic story of Felabration cannot be written without the name of the originator, pioneer and creator of the Felabration brand LAFACE much respect to the late ABAMI EDA himself.My dear brother you must remember am not Felas son but the major achievement of reuniting the family and changing there attitude to the general public and Industry practioners through the birth of Felabration can be attested to.Kindly note that the disagreement was not over sponsorship because It is on record that I put my brand and everything on the line to secure and protect the sponsorship from Guinness against all odds.The brohaha was over an unjust payment to a family lawyer.Fela himself believed in the truth and spoke truth to power till death.
13 Any avenue to reconcile?

It’s a very small world, the truth is out there,We cannot bear grudges for ever.The Almighty God knows best.
14 Reigning artistes( Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Olamide, Kizz Daniel etc ) in Nigeria are enjoying the euphoria of the industry, are they paying their dues to pioneers like you, Kenny Ogungbe, Dayo Adeneye, Edi Lawani, and couple of promoters who made the industry strong ?

There are pioneers in every Industry as a major stakeholder and pioneer like my above mentioned colleague’s we have played our roles and created an amiable platform that today’s practitioners enjoy. I can vividly recollect that Wyclef that I contracted for Guinness Nigeria was the international artiste that made the biggest impact on Nigerian Artistes all due to a strategic clause that I included in his performance contract.This signalled the beginning of today’s Industry revolution and mainstay.Am very happy for today’s artistes as pioneers we just did what we had to do.

15-, Nigeria government said artistes should not do shows, concert but their political parties are busy campaigning in Edo for the upcoming election , what is the solution and how would Nigeria artistes get same treatment like politicians ?

This is the hipocracy of the Nigerian State were there are different rules for different sectors. We are definitely playing lip service to the Covid 19 pandemic, the emphasis should be based on the fact that NIGERIA LIFES MATTER .

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Seriously , the way forward is for the Government to create an enabling environment and necessary support and backup through infrastructural development and financial support. The existence of abundant talent is without an iota of doubt but the necessary support base is presently in the cloud.

Eknock Shoots An Amazing Video For “OGO TB JOSHUA” (Behind The Scene Pictures)

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Eknock is a Nigerian musician and is popularly addressed as Eknock. The eloquent Speaker, unique Rapper and talented stage performer was born and raised in Lagos Nigeria, He grew up in Lagos were he nurtured his musical dreams and started recording songs,

He has been on the rise  and his recent single “Ogo TB JOSHUA” has been mouthed on many lips of African music lovers, making him a force to be looked out for in the Nigerian Music Industry. EKNOCK who doubles as a Rapper and an energetic performer, teamed up with young video Director ‘KLIFFDIRECT‘ to work on the forthcoming visuals for the smatch hit single ‘OGO TB JOSHUA‘.

According to EKNOCK the video is a feel good video showcasing his lifestyle with Prophet TB Joshua.  and the massive reception has put  EKNOCK  on the map. Stream all  EKNOCK’s songs on all digital platforms and Anticipate the Official Video

Burn Boy drops new album, Twice As Tall

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The Nigerian superstar returns with his fifth studio album, Twice As Tall. Executive produced by Sean “Diddy” Combs, the 15-track set includes appearances from Naughty by Nature, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Stormzy, Senegal’s Youssou N’dour, and Kenyan band Sauti Sol, with contributions from Timbaland, Anderson, Paak, Mario Winans, and Mike Dean.

The project, which Diddy has called the “album of the year,” was mostly recorded in Lagos during the pandemic.

Eleven of the 15 tracks were produced by Nigerian producers, eight of which are from the Spaceship Collective.

“Twice As Tall is the album about a period of time in my life,” said Burna Boy. “It’s the album about the struggle for freedom. It’s  about life in general, real life, good times, bad times, happy times, sad times, great times.”

Along with the album, Burna Boy has released his official comic book “The Secret Flame.” Narrated by his grandfather Benson Idonije, the animated visual follows Burna Boy through a spiritual journey of discovering oneself.

Man who discovered P Square , Howie T died of Stroke !

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Bayo Odusami, who is popularly called Howie T in the Nigeria entertainment industry is dead.

FUJIIPOP insider revealed that he has been battling stroke for over four years.

Before his death, his accomplishments include discovering and nurturing the music group P-Square.

 

From his days as full time disc jockey, rocking fun-lovers at Enter the dragon (western house, Lagos), Sunrise nite club (Victoria island, Lagos), Club Towers (Victoria island, Lagos) to when he became general manager at Ibinabo Fiberesima’s Pyramid nite club, Howie T was as complete entertainment entrepreneur. He later opened Kiss Events.

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

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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.

Photos:Oritsefemi producer, Shocker Beat celebrates birthday

1803A45C-C4B6-4646-BEA0-62DB0EB4A94FAce music producer, Shocker Beat“Ashiru Usman Olajide” is still in happy mood as you are reading this piece .

The veteran music producer who had produced Oritsefemi, 9ice, Junior Boy just to mention but few celebrated his birthday yesterday, 4th August 2020 at his new studio located at Alumutu Estate, Fagba, Lagos.

Ogidan, Danny S, Trebor, T J Shetade, A Y Lord and lots of entertainment personalities graced the event.

“ I appreciate everyone here . I will continue to be loyal to my fans and lovers all over the world. Music has brought me fame . I will never disappoint my fans . I am glad lots of people celebrated me . To God be the glory”, he said .

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Kaduna Killings: Samklef stages one man protest at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington

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Nigeria music producer, singer and nost recently blogger, Samuel Ogwuachuba @Samklef who has over time been an advocate for good governance has once again spoken up in a rather unique and loud voice.
This time, Samklef who is currently resident in the United States Of America, staged a one man protest at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC to call the world’s attention to the recent killings in the southern part of Kaduna State and general insurgency and insecurity plaguing the country.
It’s noteworthy to mention that singer, Joe El’s father was shot dead by armed bandits in Kaduna State in the ongoing unrest.
According to Samklef, “Its sad that Nigeria is witnessing this level of carnage and insecurity but what’s more depressing is the lacklustre and I don’t care attitude of our elected leaders who have steadily paid lip service to the cries on poor Nigerians. Enough Is Enough and we must rise in unison, speak with one voice and take action”.

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