By Anthony Ada Abraham, Abuja It was the gathering of celebrities and lovers of entertainment in Abuja recently at Volume Lounge 5th Avenue, Gwarimpa; when a new entertainment company was unveiled in the presence of music and entertainment enthusiasts. It was an electrifying atmosphere in the lounge as Nollywood actor; Emeka Ike led a number of entertainers like Jude Orhorha, best known for his roles as a mute in Checkmate and Fuji House of Commotion, factional chairman of PMAN, Pretty Okafor and a host of others to the event. The DJ thrilled with new and old schools songs and the guests danced their hearts out. Speaking with journalist, the CEO, Sound Factory Entertainment, Kayode Olumoko said Sound factory, as a group, has been in existence for over 15 years. “Today is the unveiling of the Sound Factory Entertainment itself and also the unveiling of our music blog which is www.soundfactory.com.ng. We are...
Alphatainment Nigeria Limited in collaboration with NAF Club Kaduna are set for Nigeria Independence Extravaganza (Unity Concert) holding at NAF Club in Kaduna on Sunday. The event which has promised to be worthwhile will see International star act from Dublin, Mr Veer thrilling fans with his new single as other star attraction Youngest Old man, Joels Child, Ali Art Work, Young Incredible and a host of others will be on hand to also thrill guests. Beverley Veer, Joe Onoche of Supreme FM, Jotham Ayuba of Invicta FM will also feature as host while special appearances will be Rachel 'D' Piper and Kannywood Supper Stars Rahama Hassan and Nafisa Abdullahi. Musical acts, Journey of the dance train from the 60’s to 2017, Presentation of Awards, Talk Show, Modelling, Fashion show, All Round Music Galore, Acrobatic Displays, Magical Acts, Makosa Dancers will also feature. The show is expected to open doors for upcoming artistes and...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE Those who are saying that the P-Square brothers might return in their second coming should forget it because the centre cannot hold again as estranged singing duo, P-Square had a heated fight in their lawyer’s office following the ongoing disagreement and split of the group. The fight, purportedly recorded in a video currently trending on the internet showed Paul and Peter Okoye with their elder brother and manager, Jude Okoye in the lawyer’s office. Jude, whose wife gave birth to a baby girl Monday, was seen threatening to beat up Peter who was behind the camera while Paul was heard telling Peter, “shame on you.” Hours after the video began to trend online, Paul took to his twitter handle @rudeboypsquare to respond; “Wow!!!! And he finally released the all mighty video lol.” News broke on Monday that the hip-hop twins who have dominated the Nigerian music scene for many years, had...
BY ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM The world of graffiti is an untapped angle of aesthetics in our country. Graffiti are writings or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted on a wall or other surface. This form of art has existed since ancient times, dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire. Graffiti is seen with mixed feelings in various climes, but it does not change the fact that it is an aspect of art that lends voice to the voiceless. Paintings are expressions of innermost feelings, desires and aspirations. Some dumb persons express themselves through their paintings. Graffiti is an arm of painting that goes beyond just brush strokes in a seedy area by exuberant youths, it is a medium for voices of social change. Though in many cities, graffiti is associated with decay, in various cities it is legal and within limits and valued as a form...

Gospel Artiste Drops ‘Ebube’ Video

By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos After dropping the single of Ebube to loud ovation of his brethren and coupled with a heavy rotation in major radio stations, Johnny Kabass has decided to follow up with the visuals for the Ebube song. As part of promotions for the video, he's presently on a media tour. The video, which was directed by Constantine Igoudia, talks about the awesomeness and greatness of God.  It's a worship song that sets you for the day.  And it cuts across all demography. Speaking on the inspiration behind the song, Ebube which was produced by Mikheys, he said, “Having been in the industry for a while, six years and gathered enough experience, I have this desire to do something that touches the soul, which is more than just entertainment work. I received the song from the Holy Spirit.  It came to me like a dream and I developed it, "he...
BY ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM, ABUJA Kendrick Lamar emerged the biggest winner at the 2017 MTV VMAs on Sunday night, where he took home six of the eight categories he was nominated in. The MTV Video Music Awards was held at The Forum in Los Angeles, US. Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘XO TOUR Llif3’ beat Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ remix featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber to win song of the summer, despite the latter’s popularity. Khalid was named best new artiste, while Kanye West won an award for best choreography. Katy Perry and The Weeknd who were the most nominated artistes after Lamar, with five each, didn’t receive any award.   Here is the full list of winners at the 2017 MTV VMAs: Follow along with Billboard while we update the complete winners list:   Video of the Year Kendrick Lamar - "HUMBLE." (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) -- WINNER Bruno Mars - "24K Magic" (Atlantic Records) Alessia Cara - "Scars To Your Beautiful" (Def Jam) DJ Khaled ft....
By ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM Alphatainment Nigeria Limited in collaboration with NAF Club Kaduna are set for Kaduna Sallah Extravaganza. The event which has promised to be worthwhile will see Mavin Record princess, Di’ja as the star attraction while Baba kingi ( Fela) and his afro dancers will be on hand to also thrill guests with his scintilating Fela performance. This would be the best show ever to happen in Kaduna as residents looking for a place to feast during the Sallah with families and friends will have just one stop. Starring Di’ja, Baba Kingi and his Shrine girls, Ibrahim Baba the Funkiest Mallam, , Bishop Talk,  Alizee,  Youngest Oldman and other side attractions from notable comedians. Musical acts, Journey of the dance train from the 60’s to 2017, Presentation of Awards, Talk Show, Modelling, Fashion show, All Round Music Galore, Acrobatic Displays, Magical Acts, Makosa Dancers,. According to the CEO of Alphatainment Nigeria...
By Christopher Odey. Excitement and anxiety hits churches in the city of Abuja as all is now set for the first ever Hosanna Children Choir Challenge Season 1. This event is organised by precepts foundation Nigeria, a children foundation that focuses on winning children to God's Kingdom and mentoring them through music, arts and culture. The event count down is less than a week, is to hold on Sunday the 3rd of September 20l7 at the merit house, Maitama, Abuja, 3pm. According to spokes person of the foundation Rajuno Edem, " this year's event is a top-notch event to host over 30 participating children choir, ranging from, Mountain of fire ministries, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Shepherds House Assembly, TREM, Winners Chapel, Upper room Covenant Assembly, Winners house assembly WIHOFA, Church of God Mission, amongst others. Meanwhile popular Christian icons to play host judge at the event include music producer Wole oni,...

Davido, Wizkid Make AFRIMA List

BY ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM …As Etnik-Dyragga Goes Down Fast rising dancehall act, Etnik-Dyragga, popularly called Etnik, narrowly lost out in the race to be crowned the “Best Artist Male Category from West Africa at the ongoing AFRIMA Music Awards. The ragga artiste who is tipped to be the next biggest thing in Africa will have to wait next year for his second attempt at the trophy. However, Runtown, Teckno, Wizkid, Mr. Easy, Davido, will still be flying the Nigerian flag for the male category why Tiwa Savage, Sheyi Shay, Aramide, made the female list that will compete with other talents from Africa and diaspora. Etnik-Dyragga recently released three massive singles which are currently on the MTN network as ring back tunes: “The Question”, featuring late OJB Jezreel (1032682); “Diva Demon” (1032683) and “Follow Follow” - 1032684. All three songs will be downloaded when the codes are sent to 4100 on the MTN network. The...