Thursday 1 February 2024

I once worked in a printing press, earned N150k – Kizz Daniel recounts

I once worked in a printing press, earned N150k – Kizz Daniel recounts




Popular Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel has recalled a time in his life when he used to work at a printing press in Abeokuta, Ogun State.


The ‘Twe Twe’ crooner recalled this in his response to a fan’s request for a loan to start a printing business.


Adebayo Olam sought a financial help of N3 million and pledged a 15 percent return on investment to the music sensation.





Wednesday 31 January 2024

Why Wizkid and Tems are missing as Grammy releases African award winners list

Why Wizkid and Tems are missing as Grammy releases African award winners list


In anticipation of the upcoming 66th Grammy Awards on February 4th, the organizers have unveiled a compilation of African musicians who have been honored with the prestigious golden gramophones since the 1960s.

The compilation stirred up controversies on social media as it overlooked the inclusion of singers Wizkid and Tems, who were not among the 10 African winners of the prestigious award.

According to the list, Miriam Makeba, the late South African singer, retained the distinction of being the first African artist to clinch a Grammy award.


Sade, the pop singer, came next in the compilation, marking her as the first Nigerian to secure the global award, while Burna Boy stands as the most recent and latest Nigerian recipient of the prestigious accolade.

See Grammy Award – Africa Winners List below;

Miriam Makeba (South Africa) — Best Folk Recording (with Harry Belafonte) – 1966

Sade Adu (Nigeria/UK) — Best New Artist – 1986

Ali Farka Touré (Mali) — Best World Music Album – 1994

Cesária Évora (Cape Verde) — Best Contemporary World Music Album – 2004

Youssou N’Dour (Senegal) — Best Contemporary World Music Album – 2005

Angélique Kidjo (Benin/France) — Best Contemporary World Music Album – 2008RedOne (Morocco) — Best Dance/Electronic Album – 2010

Tinariwen (Mali/Algeria/Libya) — Best World Music Album – 2012

Burna Boy (Nigeria) — Best Global Music Album – 2021

Black Coffee (South Africa) – Best Dance/ Electronic Album — 2022

In March 2021, Wizkid achieved his inaugural Grammy award for his contribution to ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ a song from 2019 by American musician Beyoncé. The project emerged victorious in the ‘Best Music Video’ category.

In 2023, Tems secured her inaugural Grammy award. The Afrobeats singer triumphed in the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category for her contribution to ‘Wait for U,’ the hit song from 2022 by Future featuring Drake.








Monday 29 January 2024

I am the only rapper in the whole music business that doesn't smoke, drink, or do drugs - Akon

I am the only rapper in the whole music business that doesn't smoke, drink, or do drugs -   Akon



"I get dîzzy when someone smôkés near me, like I just hate it. I once tried to wrap a blunt, but my dad snéâked behind me and whîppéd me😅 so if I'm not smôkîng today, it's all thanks to my dad, I decided to never smôké. Growing up, I was never pressed by péer pressure. You couldn't make me do what I knew wasn't right. It couldn't just happen because I always sort to uphold all the morals my dad thought me." Akon


Truth be told, a lot of people do funny things which they know are wrong just because they can't resist péer pressure. Friends will tell you things like, "Grow up, one time won't hurt," and you'll go ahead to do it knowing fully well that it isn't right.


Many people have gone astrây because they're not livîng but existîng and letting people decide their lives for them. In all you do, live a moral life because you aren't here to impress people for everything you do. You shall bear the consequences alone









Thursday 14 December 2023

I’m half Fulani, half Yoruba – Kizz Daniel reveals

I’m half Fulani, half Yoruba – Kizz Daniel reveals


Popular Nigerian singer, Tobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, popularly known as Kizz Daniel, has made a startling revelation about his ancestry.

The singer on Tuesday revealed that he is both Fulani and Yoruba.


The disclosure followed the release of two new singles, “Twe Twe” and “Too Busy To Be Bae”.


Kizz Daniel wrote on his X handle (formerly Twitter): “So…. I am half Fulani half Yoruba.”



The revelation came as a shock to many who speculated that his Fulani roots is from his mother’s heritage.


Kizz Daniel’s new songs


Following the success of his critically acclaimed album ‘Maverick’, Kizz Daniel further showcases his versatility and innovative approach to music, blending traditional Nupe tribe influences with contemporary sounds.


The first of the dyad, ‘Twe Twe’ which is a harmonious fusion of tradition and modernity is a vibrant and energetic track that draws inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of the Nupe tribe in Nigeria.


Kizz Daniel seamlessly weaves traditional Nupe sounds into the fabric of this infectious anthem, creating a sonic experience that is both authentic and exhilarating.


Produced by a powerhouse trio of Ayzed, Killertunes, and Blaise Beats, ‘Twe Twe’ promises to be a cultural celebration that transcends boundaries. With pulsating rhythms and dynamic instrumentation, the track is poised to leave an indelible mark on the music scene, showcasing Kizz Daniel’s commitment to pushing artistic boundaries.








Saturday 9 December 2023

Ciara, Halle Bailey, Oprah, more look regal at 'The Color Purple' premiere: See photos

Ciara, Halle Bailey, Oprah, more look regal at 'The Color Purple' premiere: See photos



Fantasia Barrino, Colman Domingo, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Ciara and more stars of the upcoming Blitz Bazawule-directed movie adaption of "The Color Purple" gathered in Los Angeles on Dec. 6 at the Academy Museum for the premiere of the new take on an old classic.

Here, Domingo kisses Barrino's hand as they pose together as star's of the upcoming movie, hitting theaters Dec. 25. Many of the stars dressed on theme, wearing a regal violet to the premiere. Scroll through to see the cast on the purple carpet.




Fantasia Barrino

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Taraji P. Henson

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Ciara

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Danielle Brooks

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Halle Bailey

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Gabriella Wilson (aka H.E.R.)

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Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey
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David Oyelowo
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Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett
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Tyler Perry
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Lupita Nyong'o
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Colman Domingo, Oprah Winfrey and director Blitz Bazawule
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Friday 8 December 2023

Land Rover Shares Post Featuring Portable With UK Famous Rapper Skepta

Land Rover Shares Post Featuring Portable With UK Famous Rapper Skepta


Famous Nigerian street rapper, Portable Omolalomiexpresses overwhelming joy as the prominent British SUV brand, Land Rover posts a video of him.



It would be recalled that Portable was in the UK with the notable British singer, Skepta some days ago after which he affirmed getting a music verse from the rapper.




A video that recently surfaced on Land Rover‘s official page while unveiling their latest SUV ‘Defender’ captures Portable alongside Skepta.

Reacting in a now-viral video, the Zazu crooner could not hide his joy as he lauded himself for the big recognition, identifying himself as an internationally recognized artiste.

In another post, the SUV brand also shared a series of photos, capturing the new Defender SUV and also a pose of Portable beside Skepta.

Reacting in a video, Portable stated in part, “I have seen it…yeeeh! I have blown! Land Rover don post you before?”




“I am super proud of you” - Iyabo Ojo takes pride in daughter, Priscilla as she bags huge endorsement deal

“I am super proud of you” -  Iyabo Ojo takes pride in daughter, Priscilla as she bags huge endorsement deal


Entrepreneur and proud mum of two, Iyabo Ojo is a proud mother over her children’s achievements, especially that of her daughter, Priscilla Ojo.

The girlfriend of Paul Okoye has expressed pride in her as she bagged a huge endorsement deal with Miranda. Sharing photos of her advert, she congratulated her daughter on her new achievement.


Calling Priscilla her love, she let her know how proud she was of her and prayed for her to keep winning.


“BIG P bagging big deals, congratulations on your new endorsement @its.priscy. my love, I’m so super proud of you

Brand Ambassador @mirinda_naija. Keep winning”.