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...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos  Chocolate City artiste, Christopher Omeye whose stage name is Yung L has finally released his much talked about debut album titled Better Late Than Never BLTN. His album listening party was held last Sunday at the Mitsubishi Showroom, Victoria Island in Lagos with celebrities like MI Abaga, Skales, Chopstix, DJ Lambo, Abuchi and a host of others in attendance. Produced by Chopstix, the 16-track album which was produced by Chopsticks and TUC is out officially from Friday, October 13 though  a pre-order had been on since Monday, October 9. It has songs like Where You Dey, Nina, Superman FT Mr Marley (a version of himself), Suzzy FT R2Bees of Ghana, Pressure FT Sarkodie also of Ghana, Gbewa, Migrate, Sensei, Shupe and One Shot. The album listening party was powered by Mistibushi, Jameson, MTV Base and of course, Chocolate City. The Q&A session was anchored by OAP, Ehiz of MTV...
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,...
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 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...
Wizkid, a.k.a Star boy, has defeated his arch-rival Davido, to become the best African male artiste at the 2017 All African Music Award(AFRIMA) held in Lagos on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Wizkid’s award included, Artiste of the Year, for his song “Come Closer’’, Song of the Year for the same song and Best Male artiste in Western Africa. This win has once again renewed the battle of supremacy between the two popular artistes and is coming shortly after Davido edged Wizkid out at the 2017 MTV EMA by winning the “Best African Act”. Wizkid got a rare international recognition in 2016 after he had a collaboration effort with American international Drake with their Collabo song “One Dance sold in 15 countries including U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. Earlier this year, Wizkid became the first Afrobeat artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to...
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos Coming on the heels of her debut album, ‘This is Me’, singer, songwriter and performer, Niniola, who's set to take over from Nigerian leading female performers, Tiwa Savage and Yemi Slade, has signed with Kobalt Music Group, an independent rights management and publishing company. Her manager, Michael Ndika made the announcement during a media parley to celebrate the launch of her new album. “Niniola is a very talented artiste who has achieved a lot within three years that most people don’t know about. She got signed on to Kobalt music in July for publishing, which is a deal that will make her write music for international artistes. Kobalt is about third or fourth biggest publishing company in the world. So, the next couple of years will see Niniola writing songs for international acts.” The sonorous singer rose to fame in 2013 when she emerged the third runner-up on...

Boomplay Music Emerges Best In Africa

By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos  Boomplay Music, Africa’s fastest growing music streaming and download platform, reinforced its continued contribution to the African content distribution ecosystem, after being recognised by an independent panel of industry experts at the Apps Africa Awards. The music streaming, download platform won the award for the ‘Best African App’ for its unique and user-friendly Boomplay Music application, which gives easy access to millions of songs, videos and entertainment buzz. The award was announced at the AppsAfrica Awards party in Cape Town, South Africa on November 6, 2017. Nominated in the same category was Carter - SA, Asorbia – Ghana, Truecaller Africa and Feastfox – SA. Boomplay Music led the pack in the category to become the first on demand music streaming and downloading app to ever win the award. AppsAfrica is a leading pan-African technology news portal and advisory service dedicated to delivering the latest insights on mobile, tech...
Adeleke Emmanuel Omosuyi, popularly aka AMOTA (King Of Africa) was born on September 4,1993 State- Ondo State.  The Nigerian singer, songwriter and a performer rose to limelight after one of his single titled "Sepe Sepe" which features vocals from Danny Young, earned him two nominations at the 2010 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He was nominated in the "Bet Artiste in Afro Pop" category at the 2010 North Central Music Awards and best collaboration category at the 2011 Africa Music Awards. In this interview with ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM when he visited LEADERSHIP Newspapers Group head office in Abuja, he speaks on his song and what to expect from. What type of music do you do? Afro fusion. Basically African sounds What song are you promoting now? Presently I’m promoting a song titled ‘Maji Maji’, its African sound. The promotion is going on around the nation right now and some collaboration from Ukraine. How many songs do...
Nigerian rapper and CEO of The Goretti Company, Illbliss has worked hard to remain relevant after 8 years of releasing his debut album titled ‘Dat Ibo Boy.’ The ‘Oga Boss’ who’s part of Ice Tour of seven cities speaks to SAMUEL ABULUDE on his relevance and also his joy of fatherhood after many years of marriage.   You recently became a father. How it fatherhood turning out for you? Yeah, this is my first child and it is special.‎ It took a while but it came eventually and like I said, God does these things at His own time. It is awesome and I must tell you being a father is different; it comes with a whole lot of responsibility. Now everything is money, before you move you have to think. I am sure you have a family and can relate to that. You don’t just go out; you go out...