Organizers of the Headies Awards have announced that the next edition will hold in 2018.
The award which is Nigeria’s most authentic awards for pop music and urbane culture will skip a year for the first time since 2006. Instead, the ceremony will be restructured, and the new version will take place on March 24, 2018.
The Headies was held annually in March for many years since inception in 2006, before the committee moved the event to the last quarter of every year.
But they are taking it back to its original format. According to founder, the event will return to the first quarter, and it will also add new categories to reflect the realities of today’s music and entertainment industry.
To balance things, and reward everyone who has worked hard in 2017, the year-in-review has also been reviewed to adequately accommodate more music materials released between. Subsequently, the year in review will be January to December of each year.
“Based on the studied schedule of releases, and the availability of talents, the committee has decided the best period to host our award is now March. We want ourto have an amazing time and we want music fans to have even more fun. This is why we have taken every decision, from the new date, choice of venue, categories, and so on’,” said Animashaun, who is also the founder of Hip TV.
The Viewers’ choice prize will give full power to fans through a voting system that lets them decide absolutely. The Brand Supporter Award will recognize brands that are supporting the industry at a time when opportunities are scarce.
The Best Performer will reward the Artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualized and executed; while the Best Song Writer finally brings to the forefront the talents who compose the lyrics and melodies for the songs we celebrate.
This will increase the categories of awards to 24, with each winner receiving 21 carat gold-plated plaque, and the stamp of excellence from one of Africa’s most respected music awards.
The Central Working Committee of The Future Awards Africa just announced award-winning singer/songwriter, Adekunle Gold and TV personality, Mimi Onalaja as the hosts of this year’s event.
The 12th edition of The Future Awards Africa is set to hold on 9 December, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
Themed Nigeria’s New Tribe, the Awards will acknowledge inspiring young Nigerians aged 18-31 making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and creativity.
With 105 nominees selected over categories including Music, Beauty, Fashion & Design, Professional Service, Sports and more, 21 winners will be announced at the event, including the highly-coveted ‘Young Person of the Year’.Read More
Peter “Mr P” Okoye has made the first addition to his self-owned PClassic Records. The singer has added an artist who goes by the stage name Singah.
Singah, according to Mr P, is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer. This is Mr P’s first signing since splitting ways with his twin brother a few months ago.
He wrote on his Instagram page:
Morning guys! Pls welcome @official_singah to PClassic Records. Singer+Songwriter+Producer+Showmanship= Read More
Achokwu Chidiebere Victor aka Dexky d sick rapper has a new hot tune titled ‘Mkpotu’
His first collaboration featuring bobg and black J ‘Neverb4’ gave him the push he needed to establish himself as a hit maker in the music industry. His fresh new single ‘Mkpotu’ is for all the silent hustling entrepreneurs who don’t like to brag about their hustle.
Dexky believes that inspiration exists but it has to find you working. 'Mpkotu' is fresh and loaded with message. Dexky even had a subtle message for Marvins star Di’ja.
Download via the link below and enjoy.
Young Upcoming Nigerian artiste, Johnny Creed, purportedly commits suicide on Sunday, December 3rd in Enugu state, after the release his latest single. But the situations surrounding his death are quite dubious.
Hours before his death, Johnny Creed, 20 years old, shared a post promoting his latest single titled “Snapchat”. After that, he shared a mysterious post on Face book which many now feel holds the answer to his death.
"I'm at war," his last post reads.
According to a friend, Ajator Mary, she wrote that she returned from church to find Johnny's lifeless body. Johnny was found in a pool of his blood with a knife in one hand on Sunday afternoon.
“I’ve been seeing posts of suicide I never believed it until today, my close friend just committed suicide, I’m in pains. I noticed this suspicious movement early this morning when he said he was not going to church today, we usually go together! All for me to come back home and see him dead with knife on his hand, and blood all over; He stabbed himself and bled to death, his name is Johnny creed, an upcoming artist he even released a song yesterday."
Popular Nigerian Musician, Kiss-Daniel has been sued by his former record label, G-Worldwide Entertainment. It said that it has obtained a court order restricting him from using his stage name or any of the songs recorded in the last four years.
According to G-Worldwide, the court order was issued by the federal high court, Lagos. In a statement on Tuesday, the record company said: “Anidugbe executed a 7-year recording and artiste management contract with the company in 2013 and which contract is still subsisting.
“Contrary to the express provisions of the contract, Anidugbe has taken steps to appoint a new manager, solicited for bookings, and has continued to negotiate and enter performance agreements in respect of the songs from the album NEW ERA, and EVOLUTION which is set to be released soon containing songs such as Yeba, For You, Senorita, Sofa and others, both produced under the contract, including using the stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’ without the company’s prior consent and permission.”
The label said the “upload, distribution, and or performance of any of the songs, as well as the use or exploitation of the name Kiss Daniel can only be done with its “prior written consent and permission”.
G-Worldwide said it has obtained a court order restraining the artiste from the “unauthorized upload, distribution, performance, sales and use of songs” from his two albums.The record company also said the singer can no longer use his stage name until the matter is resolved.
The singer recently exited the label after four years, after which he set up an independent imprint called ‘Flyboy INC’.
Nollywood actor, Prince Jide Kosoko, has indicated that he was not destined to be a polygamist, adding that he was not supposed to be married to many women judging by his upbringing.
The actor said that after the death of his wife, Henrietta, he was forced to remarry because his house was gradually turning into a brothel.
Speaking with Punch, the comic actor said as a human being, he felt bad when some persons accused him of using his wives for money rituals.
He said God is currently handling Kemi Olunloyo and others, who tried to destroy his reputation.
The script interpreter said,
“I have been blackmailed many times, but I sailed through. They have called me a ‘ritualist’ before, which means I am a murderer.”
“Initially, as a human being, I felt bad. But my skin is too thick for all that rubbish. Instead of feeling bad, I will go on my knees and pray to God to give His judgment.”
“And I always see these people get their judgment. I don’t want to mention names. I don’t know anything about what is happening to Kemi Olunloyo and I don’t follow her on social media.”
“Apart from her, there are other people who have rubbished my name in the past. Becoming a polygamist wasn’t my design. With my upbringing, I am not supposed to be a polygamist.”Read More
In this special season of giving, it is only fitting to reward these champions with gifts of gratitude. That is why GTBank is championing the #NominateAChamp campaign. Champions are made in our streets from the selfless service of the ordinary people who go beyond the call of duty to keep our roads safe and hassle-free.
The #NominateAChamp campaign is about celebrating the Traffic Wardens who have won our hearts with their selfless service. These Wardens go the extra mile to manage the often perilous traffic on our roads. They stand for hours, oftentimes under the sun and in the rain, in order to provide more comfort to road users.
To celebrate our Road Champions, GTBank would like you to nominate your favourite Traffic Warden of the year. The bank would make a shortlist from the nominees and celebrate them with an Orange Sac full of gifts for the season and beyond.
So, who is your favourite Traffic Warden?
Please visit http://csr.gtbank.com/nominateachamp to nominate him or her.
It's your own little way of putting smiles on their faces while saying “thank you for a job well done.”Read More
Netflix’s content chief Ted Sarandos has announced that “House of Cards” will be returning for its sixth and final season but without its star Kevin Spacey. He stated that Robin Wright will be the season’s lead.
Recall that production for the season had been suspended indefinitely after Spacey was accused of sexual harassment by actor Anthony Rapp. Spacey had been 26, and Rapp 14, when the harassment took place.
Others also came forward with allegations of harassment at the hands of Spacey, including 8 current and former “House of Cards” employees.
Netflix had in November said they would no longer be working with Spacey, after being pressured to cancel the show.
According to TMZ Meek Mill’s bail request has been refused by Judge Genece Brinkley.
Judge Genece Brinkley reportedly described meek mill as a “flight risk” and “a danger to the community.”
She claims he may have lied to the police and his probation officer about his address, a claim his legal team has said is false, as the address provided correlates with what’s on his driver’s license.
She also questioned the validity of his clean drug test, TMZ says, claiming it’s possible he used “Fast Flush” to cleanse his system. Joe Tacopina, one of Meek Mill’s attorneys, described the judge’s decision as one that “continues her long pattern of unfair treatment,” and says the judgement will be appealed.