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Nigeria Music Star, Wizkid celebrates birthday

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Star Boy C E O, Ibrahim Ayo Balogun, Wizkid has added a year today. Lots of his fans have been wishing him happy birthday.

Music: Why Wizkid was the first Nigerian musician to win Billboard Awards

Image result for WizkidPopular musician Nigeria Music Star, Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Ibrahim keeps doing Nigeria proud on the international stage.

This time, he has become the first Nigerian musician to win awards at the Billboard Music Awards.

Wizkid has done Nigeria proud at another international award ceremony. This time, it’s the Billboard Music Awards which held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States on Sunday, 21 May 2017.

He was nominated for seven awards, the Starboy records CEO won in the categories of Top Streaming Song, Top R&B Song and Top R&B Collaboration all thanks to his collaboration with Drake on the song One Dance.

Drake also emerged as the biggest single year winner ever going home with 13 awards including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, and many more. Wizkid breaks another record, wins 3 awards at the Billboard Music Awards

See the full list of the winners below:

Top Artist:
Adele
Beyonce
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake — WINNER
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top New Artist:
Alessia Cara
Desiigner
Lil Uzi Vert
Lukas Graham
Zayn — WINNER

Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:
Luke Bryan
Nicki Minaj
The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd
Twenty One Pilots — WINNER

Top Male Artist:
Justin Bieber
Drake — WINNER
Future
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

Top Female Artist:
Adele
Beyonce — WINNER
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Sia

Top Duo/Group:
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Florida Georgia Line
Guns N’ Roses
Twenty One Pilots — WINNER

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Beyonce
Drake — WINNER
Prince
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Hot 100 Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Drake — WINNER
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
The Weeknd

Top Song Sales Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Drake — WINNER
Prince
Justin Timberlake
Twenty One Pilots

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Justin Bieber
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots — WINNER

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
The Chainsmokers
Desiigner
Drake — WINNER
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots

Top Social Artist:
Justin Bieber
BTS — WINNER
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes

Top Touring Artist:
Justin Bieber
Beyonce — WINNER
Coldplay
Guns N’ Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top R&B Artist:
Beyonce — WINNER
Bruno Mars
Frank Ocean
Rihanna
The Weeknd

Top R&B Tour:
Beyonce — WINNER
Lionel Richie
Rihanna

Top Rap Artist:
J. Cole
Desiigner
Drake — WINNER
Future
Rae Sremmurd

Top Rap Tour
Drake — WINNER
Future
Kanye West

Top Country Artist:
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton — WINNER
Keith Urban
Chris Stapleton
Jason Aldean

Top Country Tour:
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney — WINNER
Dixie Chicks

Top Rock Artist:
Coldplay
The Lumineers
Metallica
Twenty One Pilots — WINNER
X Ambassadors

Top Rock Tour:
Coldplay — WINNER
Guns N’ Roses
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Top Latin Artist:
J Balvin
Juan Gabriel — WINNER
Los Plebes Del Rancho De Ariel Camacho
Maluma
Nicky Jam

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
The Chainsmokers — WINNER
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
DJ Snake
Lindsey Stirling

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle — WINNER
Hillsong Worship
Hillary Scott & the Family
Skillet
Chris Tomlin

Top Gospel Artist:
Jekalyn Carr
Kirk Franklin — WINNER
Travis Greene
Tamela Mann
Hezekiah Walker

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Beyonce, Lemonade
Drake, Views — WINNER
Rihanna, Anti
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
The Weeknd, Starboy

Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:
Hamilton: An American Musical — WINNER
Moana
Purple Rain
Suicide Squad: The Album
Trolls

Top R&B Album:
Beyonce, Lemonade — WINNER
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Frank Ocean, Blonde
Rihanna, Anti
The Weeknd, Starboy

Top Rap Album:
J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only
Drake, Views — WINNER
Kevin Gates, Isla
DJ Khaled, Major Key
A Tribe Called Quest, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service

Top Country Album:
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
Chris Stapleton, Traveller — WINNER
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Top Rock Album:
The Lumineers, Cleopatra
Metallica, Hardwired…To Self Destruct — WINNER
Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Getaway
Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface

Top Latin Album:
J Balvin, Energia
CNCO, Primera Cita
Juan Gabriel, Los Duo 2 — WINNER
Juan Gabriel, Vestido De Etiqueta: Por Eduardo Magallanes
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho, Recuerden Mi Estilo

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
The Chainsmokers, Bouquet
The Chainsmokers, Collage 
Flume, Skin
Kygo, Cloud Nine
Lindsey Stirling, Brave Enough — WINNER

Top Christian Album:
Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be — WINNER
Joey + Rory, Hymns
Hillary Scott & The Family, Love Remains
Skillet, Unleashed

Top Gospel Album:
Tamela Mann, One Way — WINNER
Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Travis Greene, The Hill
Tasha Cobbs, One Place: Live
Hezekiah Walker, Better: Azusa – The Next Generation 2

Top Hot 100 Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” — WINNER
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Selling Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring, WizKid & Kyla “One Dance”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” — WINNER
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” — WINNER

Top Streaming Song (Audio):
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” — WINNER
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Streaming Song (Video):
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer”
Desiigner, “Panda” — WINNER
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens”

Top Collaboration:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” — WINNER
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance”
Sia Featuring Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top R&B Song:
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” — WINNER
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Rihanna, “Needed Me”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top R&B Collaboration:
Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” — WINNER
PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Drake, “Come And See Me”
Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk “I Feel It Coming”
The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”

Top Rap Song:
Desiigner, “Panda” — WINNER
Drake, “Fake Love”
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad And Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Top Rap Collaboration:
D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”
Zay Hilfigerr & Zayion McCall, “JuJu On That Beat (TZ Anthem)
Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, “Bad Things”
Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles” — WINNER

Top Country Song:
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.” — WINNER
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Top Country Collaboration:
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire” — WINNER
Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

Top Rock Song:
Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic & Ty Dolla $ign Featuring X Ambassadors, “Sucker For Pain”
Twenty One Pilots, “Heathens” — WINNER
Twenty One Pilots, “Ride”
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
X Ambassadors, “Unsteady”

Top Latin Song:
Daddy Yankee, “Shaky Shaky”
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Wisin, “Duele El Corazon”
Nicky Jam, “Hasta El Amanecer” — WINNER
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”
Carlos Vives & Shakira, “La Bicicleta”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey, “Closer” — WINNER
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For”
Major Lazer Featuring Justin Bieber & MO, “Cold Water”
DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber, “Let Me Love You”

Top Christian Song:
Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will” — WINNER
Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

Top Gospel Song:
Jekalyn Carr, “You’re Bigger”
Tasha Cobbs, Featuring Kierra Sheard “Put A Praise On It”
Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy??”
Travis Greene, “Made A Way” — WINNER
Hezekiah Walker, “Better”

Trending: 2017 BET awards, Davido, Wizkid, Tekno battle Mr Eazi

Reports have it that Nigerian music acts, Wizkid, Tekno, Davido and Mr. Eazi, have been nominated for the 2017 BET Awards in the highly controversial “Best International Act: Africa Category”.

This year’s award would see Starboy Music boss, Wizkid, making the list in the same category for the second time in a row; while this serves as a debut appearance for Tekno and Mr. Eazi.

Tekno’s appearance does not come as a surprise to fans, music lovers and critics as he has had a progressive career after dishing out his groundbreaking single in 2016 titled “Pana”.

In the same vein, Starboy Music Worldwide act, Mr. Eazi, who also became a household name with his unique style stole the shine in 2016 with his rave single dubbed “Skin Tight” and also his chart-topping EP “Accra to Lagos” which was released in 2017.

Other African artistes vying to take home the award in the same category are; AKA (South Africa), Babes Wodumo (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa).

Yes In the international scene, the “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist” category would see pop-stars; Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna battle it head on.

With an impressive yet highly competitive year, the highly coveted “Album of the Year” awards would also see Beyonce, J. Cole, Bruno Mars, Solange and Chance the Rapper contending for the prize.

This year’s award is slated to hold on June 25 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

Video: Wizkid releases new video , Sweet Love

Wizkid, Tekno, Kiss Daniel others are hottest 5 FujiiPop hit makers of 2016

Image result for WizkidThese artistes fight like lions to get to the top under the year 2016 review. Only the most creative and focused, such as Wizkid, Falz the Bad Guy, Yemi Alade and Yemi Alade, to mention a few, were able to shine like a thousand stars.

Read excerpts about their excellent performances in the  Nigeria music industry

Wizkid

Ibrahim Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun rings bell in Nigeria and Africa music industry.  Three years after pulling out of Banky W’s EME Records, Wizkid’s career has steadily been on the rise and the year under review has been an excellent one for him.

The singer’s winning streak started with the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards in South Africa, where he emerged winner in the Artiste of the Year, Best Male Act and Best Collaboration out of Africa categories, respectively.

Then on November 6 he was named Best African Act and Worldwide Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Interestingly on the same night, the talented singer emerged as Artiste of Year at the All Africa Music Awards held in Lagos.

In addition to winning  the Best African Act award at the 2016 MOBO awards in London, Wizkid  received his first-ever Grammy Awards nomination for featuring in American pop star, Drake’s hit song titled ‘One Dance’.

Only a few weeks ago, he was named Artist of the Year at the Headies Awards. The singer, who has been described as one of Africa’s best artists, also collaborated with the likes of Chris Brown , Trey Songz, French Montana, Justine Skye, DJ Maphorisa and few others. The year under review, no doubt, has been quite rewarding for him.Image result for Falz

Falz the Bad Guy

Trained as lawyer, Falz the Bad Guy (real name is Folarin Falana) has also had an exciting and rewarding year as an artiste. He emerged the winner in the Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act category at the  2016 BET Awards in the United States of America. Also, the rapper won two trophies, namely the Best Afro Hiphop Video and Best Music Video, with ‘Karashika’ at the 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards, among other laurels.Image result for Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade

Hardworking and sensational singer, Yemi Alade, proved to her critics that her achievement at last year’s edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards was not flash in the pan when she repeated the feat in 2016 in South Africa.

The singer, who came into the limelight after worming into the hearts of music fans in the continent with her 2013 single titled ‘Johnny’, was named Best Female Act for the second time running. She beat fellow Nigerian act, Tiwa Savage, Josey of Ivory Coast, Mz Vee of Ghana and Tanzanian singer, Vanessa Mdee to win the award.Image result for kiss daniel

Kiss Daniel

Two years after he debuted with the hit single, Woju, Kiss Daniel (real name Daniel Anidugbe) finally made it to the music hall of fame by winning three laurels at the 2016 Headies Awards.

The artiste has been described as the biggest winner of the night at the event, clinching the Best R&B/Pop Album, Hip Hop World Revelation and Album of the Year awards, with his 20-track New Era album, which had other hit songs, such as Mama, Jombo.

Tekno

Tekno is a young Nigerian musician and music producer he is often called the chris brown of Nigeria because of his great talent in singing and dancing. He came into limelight after releasing various hit songs, he has also produced many hit songs too. His biggest song  ever is “Duro” released in 2015. 2016 is amazing year for him . He toured most European countries courtesy his hit singles Pana, Wash, Diana and Rara.
He is currently signed to the Made men music group(TrippleMG).Image result for Tekno

 

 

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It was celebration galore at Eko Hotel & Suites , Victoria Island last night 22nd December 2016 till this morning 23rd . Ayo ‘Wizkid’Balogun won the artiste of the year. Kiss Daniel, Falz, Simi, Darey Art Alade also won awards.

See the full list of Headies winners after the cut.

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR:
Pray For Me – Darey feat. Soweto Choir

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:
Young John – Mama – Kiss Daniel

BEST MUSIC VIDEO:
Soldier (Falz Tha Bad Guy) – Clarence Peters

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM:
New Era – Kiss Daniel

BEST R&B SINGLE:
Pray For Me – Darey

BEST POP SINGLE:
Reggae Blues – Harrysong feat. Orezi, Iyanya, Olamide, Kcee

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE:
No Kissing – Patoranking Ft Sarkodie

BEST RAP ALBUM:
Powerful – Ill Bliss

BEST COLLABO:
Soldier – Falz feat. Simi

BEST RAP SINGLE:
Eyan Mayweather – Olamide

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE):
Shaydee – Smile

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE):
Simi – Love Don’t Care

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NEXT RATED:
Mr. Eazi

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION:
Kiss Daniel – New Era

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL:
Ill Bliss – Chukwu Agozi Gogi

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE:
Olamide – Who You Epp

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG:
You Suppose Know – Bez

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
New Era – Kiss Daniel

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR:
Wizkid

SONG OF THE YEAR:
Fada Fada – Phyno Feat. Olamide

HALL OF FAME:
Music Producer, Laolu ‘Akins’ Akintobi

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD:
Flavour

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The untold story: How Shina Peller ordered Oritsefemi beaten, stripped out of Quilox

Oriste Femi receiving drip?

 It has been revealed unrealistically for ace singer like Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele to kick off fight inside a popular hang out like Quilox without any cause. The singer was neither drunk nor angry with anyone before arriving the club premises.

Therefore, it is very unfair for club crawlers to insinuate Oritsefemi would visit the club to disrupt customer’s peace. This is to clear the air on the allegation that Oritsefemi was drunk and that was the real reason he was ordered out of the club by Shina Peller the C.E.O of Quilox before the brawl went out of hand on early 12thSaturday morning November 2016.

According to Oritsefemi, “My friend invited to meet him at Quilox around 2am, on arriving the club’s entrance, the bouncer whispered into my ears that grade A celebrity like me are reserved to sit upstairs in the V I P section of the club. On entering the V I P, my friends were bounced!

I protested that I was not here alone. I was invited by a friend here. The person needed to come in, alongside some of my colleagues (name withheld). Even where I was reserved to seat, Quilox patron was also seated. He obliged me to share drink on his table after which I and my friends had ordered  an expensive bottle of Hennessey XO. Due to my status; I had to share the drink with him because he showed that he was my true music fan. We chat for some minutes but I was not really confortable because my friends were out of the V I P.

“ I however excused to leave the section. The patron pleaded that I shouldn’t leave because my friends were bounced. I replied that the reason I wanted to leave was best known to me.

After I had discussed with the patron, the bouncer suddenly came to tell me that his boss ordered me out of the V I P! I asked him for what offense? He said if I don’t want to stay I should f**k off out of this club.

The ‘f f’ words he used on me really provoked me. Next thing he did was to start harassing me on the V I P. When I realized he wanted to blow me, I was holding a glass cup with little drink inside. My right hand mistaking hits one of his eye brawl as self defence. Blood started rushing out!

Shina Peller who had told the bouncer to walk me out that his club on the reason that he didn’t welcome artistes again inside his club re-instructed the other bouncers almost eight to take me off the premises and beat me up to stupor!

“After the order, he drove me away out of the club. He pretended he didn’t know anything until the bouncers descended on me. They beat me black and blue until I fainted. They stripped me naked inside the club premises. One of the bouncers stole my neck lace jewelry worth 8.5 million naira on the spot. They dragged me on the floor for almost one hour before the Police came to rescue me. I had no cloth on me. Even the Police officers who came to rescue me can bear me as a witness.

I was later invited to Maroko Police station in order to write statement on what transpired between me and the bouncer. I narrated the whole scenes. The I P O settled the issue. He instructed me to treat the bouncer immediately while the I P O, ordered Quilox management to provide my neck lace jewelry the bouncer stole or pay 8.5 million naira which equivalent to the amount the jewelry was purchased.

“As you are reading this, Shina Peller’s lead Quilox management has not provided my jewelry as instructed by the police. The I P O in charged had called Shina Peller severally but he was told Shina had travelled to United Kingdom after the incident”, Oritsefemi said.

On the other hand, read the statement from Quilox nightclub below:
“At about 2am on Saturday, 13th of Nov. 2016, Oritsefemi came into Quilox without prior reservations or table bookings. Tables are allocated to customers who have made prior paid table bookings in advance of their arrival except such customer is a patron or member of the club.

“However, Oritsefemi who did not fall into any of the categories above approached a patron’s table-of-six, and pleaded to be accommodated, with the understanding that other guests of the said patron were still been expected.

In a surprising turn of events, Oristsemi who was drinking from the patrons bottle, attempted to sit 8 of his guests at the table, the surprised patron strongly rejected such effrontery and invited the bouncer guarding the floor to intervene.

“The bouncer politely approached Oritsefemi and told him the patrons guests were still being expected, but Oristefemi, in a fit of unprovoked rage, slapped the bouncer then proceeded to breaking a glass in his hand and stabing him in the eye.

“The scene quickly became rowdy as other customers rushed to the table and confronted the artiste for his violent behavior, our security team quickly stepped in to salvage the situation by carrying Oristefemi out of the club. . . Oristefemi faced by an enraged crowd outside and perhaps realizing the gravity of his offense pretended to collapse. The artiste and the bouncer were subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital .

“The bouncer affected later pressed charges at Bar Beach police station, where Oritsefemi accepted his offense and pleaded for mercy, he was granted bail at 12pm on the 13th of Nov. and advised to report back to the station on Tues. 15th of Nov. 2016. . . We were hesitant to release a press statement as several well-meaning people have attempted to intercede on behalf of the artiste, but after his malicious and grossly false account of the events that occurred, it is only fair that we defend the integrity and ethos of our organization”, Quilox management said in the statement.

It would be recalled Shina Peller’s lead Quilox had engaged in lots of fight with musicians. Nigeria ace rapper M I complained in the past about the attitude of the bouncers in the past.This is the club Dammy Krane and Wizkid had brawl which led Wizkid broke Hennessy bottle on Dammy’s head.

Ace singer, Davido was embarrassed out of the club after spending 19 million naira on drinks with his friends.

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