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Nigerian Government has failed the youths – 03media boss

IMG_0927_filteredxAlex Ozone is the CEO of 03media and by no doubt one of the pillars of the Nigerian music and entertainment industry. In this interview he talked about the challenges in the industry, he also shield light on the business misunderstanding between and Danku and Oritsefemi that was all over the media not too long ago.

The Nigerian music business seems to be enjoying
a boom of sort. As an insider  what is the secret?

The only secret I can say I know is the passion, passion to make it
work, the passion we have for entertainment that is all I know is the
secret because we’re not getting any support from anybody, no support
from government, no support from corporate organizations. Go abroad,
government provides funds for entertainment, if artist want to promote
his song he will apply and government will assist him with finance to
promote the song, that is why I said earlier that we do the opposite
of what we see in other countries when we get back home, or are you
trying to tell me that all these people in government that always
travel abroad doesn’t know that this is the practice other there? In
overseas radios stations will pay you money in form of loyalty for
playing your song but here the reverse is the case. Here it is the
artist that pays the radio stations, same thing with the television.
So passion and determination is only secret of that young artist you
see on television, and that is why I said I will vote for you earlier
because if the Nigerian youth want to succeed he goes all out to
succeed, and I believe more than 70% of the Nigerian youths are into
entertainment one way or the other because there is no job out there
and some of them believe entertainment is the easiest job anyone can
go into since it requires only talent. So boom you talk about is just
the share determination of that youth you see out there to succeed.
Entertainment has provided that opportunity for them to excel, quote
me anywhere, the Nigerian entertainment industry is the poorest in the
world because they are not even making it and that is why we made it
to be a make believe business which is not supposed to be,
entertainment industry world over is a lucrative business but because
of the poor structure, we don’t even have any structure on ground and
because of that we do it as a make believe business hoping it will
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Wizkid and some other Nigerian artistes seems to be doing very well
internationally, what is your take, how do you see the industry and
what the future of the Nigerian music?

Well it’s always good to move forward than moving backwards, like I
said earlier these guys are supposed to be established over there they
are not supposed to be trying to break into, they are not supposed to
be struggling to break into because the other people are not
struggling to break into, they’re not even supposed to be attaching
themselves to certain people over there just to break in because their
music is global, but we lack the structure here, we lack government
support, we lack corporate support and all that. Do you
think Drake wouldn’t have turned up for that wizkid video shoot if the
right support and structure were there?  Imagine that young boy who
have struggled all the way to that level and lack of support let him
down? Do you know what must have transpired behind the scene? Now look
at what that has caused the young boy and by extention, Nigerians. These
people in government don’t reason that way, they don’t just think at
all because as it is in entertainment so it is in sports. Take the
case of Anthony Joshua who is now the world boxing champion, what did
the government do for him? How did they assist him to achieve that
feet? Nothing, it was after he had suffered and achieved his feet that we
remembered that he is our son and the Ogun State government started
doing some gragra of how they will name this and that after him. What
was the government role in the success of the young man? Look I don’t
want to talk about all these things because they make me angry. Do you
know the kind of work these guys put in? do you know the kind of money
they spend on some of this projects? But they don’t have any form of
support.

In the past we’ve had some of our artistes nominated for some of these
international awards like the Grammies but they were not given. The
likes of Fela, Femi, Sunny Ade and the rest has at one time or the other  nominated. Do you think with what we have on ground now these
awards are coming?

That is part of what I am talking about, no structure, no government
support, and instead of we moving forward we’re moving backwards.
Nothing like our president putting a call through to his counterpart in another country to help talk to
the organizers of this awards, or one corporate organization in
Nigeria putting a call through to the organizers of these awards to like, ‘hello, we are aware that our boy Wizkid is
nominated in this award, we are behind him and
will appreciate if he receives the award’’. Nothing like that, it happens
but we don’t have anybody who can do that. Some of these things you
see are politics, the outcome of some football matches
has the influence of international politics, some awards has strong
political and interest influences, unfortunately we don’t have the
people who understands this things in leadership positions. Imagine that
they nominated Drake for an award in Nigeria, I can bet you that Trump
will pick up his phone and call Buhari to talk to the organizers of
the award to make sure Drake is given that. Trump and his team understands that the award is
for Americans not for Drake alone. Do you know what it means if Wizkid
or any Nigerian artist stands on that podium of the Grammy awards to
receive the award? Do you know how it will project the image of Nigeria globally? You are a journalist and you should know much
about PR work. Is there any other PR work to project something greater
than that? Do you know how many million people world over watching the
award ceremony live? If Wizkid is nominated
no Nigerian government official, not even the Minister of Culture and Touring will pick up his phone and call the organizers of the award. Everybody have their interest, the government
have their interest, the corporate organizations have their interest,
the artistes have their interest, the record labels have their
interest, the fans have their interest and so on. They don’t seem to understand this things, all they understands is how to steal more money from the treasury. I will keep saying it that the problem we have
in this entertainment business is lack of structure. We don’t have a backbone who we can rely on to do the
diplomatic work for us. These guys are trying, do you
know how much they spend? Do you know how they struggled
to get to this stage? I’m even praising them for what they have
achieved so far. Go to most countries of the world and see things for
yourself, our artistes are making strong waves but
that little push and support needed from government and corporate
organizations is what is lacking.

Just like the Euro tour we’re doing,
nobody is sponsoring us, I’m the one sponsoring it because some people
believes it is Alex Ozone private business, they don’t know that I am
promoting the image of this country, I am exporting the culture of
this country to the world because music is culture. Go to Ghana, their
government is the one sponsoring their international tour through the
ministry of Culture and Tourism, yet they don’t even achieve half what we achieve. Chata Wale is on tour, Stone Bwoy is on tour sponsored by
Ghana ministry of Culture and Tourism for about 3-6 shows but
Nigerian artist sponsored by an individual like me gets 18 shows or
more. Now use that to imagine when the Nigerian government through the
relevant ministry comes in with some little assistance and some
diplomatic support and say look, ‘we know it is the image of our
country that you are promoting, Wizkid we are behind to any length
because you are promoting the image of our nation to the outside
world. As little as that, it will go a long way. To get
visa here is very difficult because nobody is backing you, but in
Ghana Chaka Wale has about 2 years diplomatic visa because the Ghana government
is backing him. So in a nutshell Nigeria is the problem of Nigerians any way you will want to look at it.
Wizkid would have been far bigger than he is if he had come from sane
country because he is far more talented than Drake, Wizkid is more
talented than all these so called American super stars, but because over there
they enjoy government and corporate organization support while we here
don’t .
Considering all you’ve said so far how do you think government can
come in, what do you think government should do to support the
Nigerian entertainment industry?

Well the government people should know better because they are in a
better position to know this things. Who are the people in the
entertainment industry? Youths! How do you empower the youths? You
empower the youths through what they do most. I put it to you today
that more than 70% of the Nigerian youths are into entertainment one way or the other. so when government invest in the
industry it will benefit them far more than we the
practitioners because by supporting the industry that employs more
than 70% of the youths of the country they have succeeded in
empowering the youths and creating more opportunities for others and
at the same time using these youths to launder the image of the
country as the youths will be good ambassadors of the country.

You’ve worked with so many artistes, tell us how it has been working
with them particularly after they have become rich and famous?

Truth is, the Nigerian artist is the most difficult to work with most
especially when they became rich and famous as you said and the reason
is very simple. More than 80% of the Nigerian artistes are from a
certain background and you know as fame is, most of these guys never
believed they will ever find themselves in the position they found
themselves and when that came they weren’t prepared for it because
they didn’t imagine it. And another problem is the so called artiste
managers, they play too much, they play with their business, you don’t
have to be a friend to your artist because if you are you will not be
able to tell him the right thing, you will be afraid that if you tell
him he may feel bad and when you eventually do he will see you as a
bad person because you gave him that chance from the beginning. Don’t tell
your artist what he wants to hear, tell him what the people out there
want to hear, tell him what the radio and the tv stations out there
want to hear, tell him what the music fans out there want to hear, tell
him what your clients want to hear, tell him what the business people
out there want to hear.

Some years back while on this same Euro tour with Oritsefemi you had
an issue with Danku and his management team. What actually happened Oritsefemi is in Europe as we speak, he played in Italy recently. I
give him shows, but the big question is, where is Danku? That is the way this
life is bro. I don’t really want to talk about this things because
like I said earlier if you remember we are family, the entertainment
industry is one big family but sometimes we should be mindful of what
we do, we should not attach sentiments, you don’t attach sentiment in
business, and as a manager you don’t need to befriend your artist
because artistes are a kind of people, they don’t have bus stop they
are not loyal to anybody, they are only loyal to their career. They
can be with you today and tomorrow they are with someone else. You
fighting and making enemies unnecessarily  because of them is wrong
because tomorrow they may still leave you and go to that person you
were fighting because of their interest. What happened between us was
a business misunderstanding that some people for whatever reason best
known to them decided to blow out of proportion just to pull me down
and dent my image but as you can see I’m still here doing what I’m
doing and even bigger and better. Everybody is doing what they are
doing but the question now is, where are we now? Where are we now? The
truth is that we are all where we are supposed to be. So to me that is
also a lesson because I have learnt that in whatever I do I must never
do anything to pull anybody down. What actually happened was a case of
somebody somewhere trying to pull me down but the fact still remains
that I am still here. It’s only God that knew what happened. We are
still together, Danku is probably my best friend, Oritsefemi is my
artist and we are one big family.

 

 

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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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