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Known for daring to achieve the seemingly impossible, Hip hop World Awards has over the years set new standards and has been able to carve a niche in an industry where mediocrity reigned supreme. And fortunately, it often happens that the ambitious but painstakingly executed experiments we have embarked upon usually work out. This is why fourteen years after the magazine first hit news shelves, there has been a number of remarkable events and achievements that highlight the power of possibilities. It is no wonder the awards has not only been considered as the most organized awards, but as the most credible music awards in Nigeria. VENUE This year’s edition of the Hip hop world awards will hold at the International Conference center Abuja. This is the first time the awards is leaving its base in Lagos State. ‘It is a dream come true for us to be taking the awards outside Lagos. It is obvious that the event, though a totally homegrown initiative, is already an international brand and ev


All is now set for the 4th edition of the Hip Hop World Awards. There are indications that the awards team headed by Ayo Animashaun is leaving no stones unturned in making the awards ceremony a success; ready to do all it takes to beat the standards of last year’s event. A reliable source disclosed that ‘More than a hundred million naira has been pumped into the mastery of the awards, the organizers are planning to fly the nominees, the presenters, performers as well as showbiz journalists, and they will see to it that they are lodged in one of the best hotels in the FCT’ Also investigations have it that International Conference Center; Abuja- the venue for this year’s awards cost the organizers over 7 million Naira. Recall that the Hip Hop World Awards team was also responsible for Banky W and Kemi Adetiba’s tour of Brazil and Dubai in February 2009.‘We always look out for individuals who believe so much in themselves and who have all it takes to represent Nigeria anywhere in the worl


The much talked about fourth edition of the annual hip hop world awards is just around the corner, and as it gets closer, the competition is getting stiffer as artistes, industry practitioners and record label owners gear up to storm Abuja with a bang. The awards for urbane music and hip hop culture is known for its brilliant shot at creating a perfect picture of what a proper red carpet event should look like. Year in year out, celebrities attend the function that has been declared ‘Nigeria’s most organized awards ceremony’ dressed to kill. ‘I would definitely be at my best at this year’s edition of Hip Hop World awards, I saw a presentation the guys at Hip on TV did last year, and any body in his or her right senses will not want to be inappropriately dressed, so this year’s arrow does not hit him or her’ 9ice who is up for six nomination says ‘I would be putting on a suit designed by Macho for the yellow carpet, and another outfit to perform, but you should be rest assured that I wi


I love calling Lagos the Federal capital of enjoyment because it is the city where things happen!You know here in Lagos, there is nothing like spring or fact our weather has no name. The major problem we have is electricity power supply but the other ones like Road,refuse etc is being tackled by the able leadership of Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola.At least, there is a bit of orderliness in town.The guy is not distracted by oppositions at all. He is focused and we are seeing the dividends of democracy in Lagos. Last weekend was the colourful display of Eyo in Lagos and i must confessed that i have been attending the festival as a child but none has been so exciting like this one in honour of late legal luminary, Otunba TOS Benson. Photos: Check me out at the new Tinubu Square,Lagos. Photo 2 show K1 the Ultimate durning his performance at the festival.


AS the heat of the oncoming reality show tagged Koko Mansion begins to burn, the nation’s film industry otherwise known as Nollywood is the first body to endorse the show being packaged by HiTV , Nigeria and Africa ’s fastest growing satellite company. The Actors Guild of Nigeria through its president, popular actor Ejike Asiegbu, has described Koko Mansion as the biggest thing that will happen in the entertainment horizon this year. The show is expected to begin in June. Asiegbu in a statement on Thursday described Koko Mansion as a reality show “with good intentions and the fact that a wholly Nigerian company, HiTV, is bringing the show to Nigerians is more heart warming news. Koko Mansion ’s objectives are genuine and realistic, many young, eligible Nigerian men are finding the task of getting a good wife Herculean, but with Koko Mansion , most people may find what exactly they are looking for in most women. It is not a hundred per cent chance, but it is the beginnin


By Niyi Tabiti --> It was a long journey to Ibogun, Ogun State but I embarked on it because of Chaste Inegbedion, the founder of the Brown Heart Foundation, a man has done well for himself. Ibogun, the birth place of former President Olusegun Obasanjo is also the host community to the school of Engineering , Olabisi Onabanjo University . On the way I saw some policemen running after a motorcycle rider. They sighted the ‘Okada’ rider throwing away something away in a nylon bag... immediately he sighted them from afar. So, the policemen thought he was hiding something from them to evade arrest so they went after him. On getting to the venue of Brown Heart Foundation seminar, It saw many students who had participated in different activities relating to the event. They had a great walk in the morning and there was also a game arcade to enable them relax. Speakers at the event talked about ways to avoid heart failures which results from depression. In all, it wa


Niyi Tabiti Funke Akindele is no doubt the current champion in the Nigerian movie industry. At least, she has been wonderfully blessed by most award organizers in the country and beyond for her hilarious role in Jenifa, a yoruba movie that portray the fake lives most girls live on campus..showing off that they have opulent background whereas,the opposite is the case. Funke is not alone,one man who has been seeing her off to most of this functions (He is not an escort o!) is no other person than the handsome Femi Adebayo (son of popular actor Adebayo Salami). A source told us that they are just close but many people are thinking otherwise. They say, Funke is only like egg to a movie producer.Anytime, they appear at functions, Funke's sister is always the one holding Femi to prevent the prying eyes of the public thinking Funke Akindele + Femi Adebayo =hmm...


By Niyi Tabiti Best of Nollywood, a magazine owned by Seun Oloketuyi, recently hosted a talk of the town birthday for Nollywood fine face, Bukky Wright. it was a delightful evening as stars,friends and collegues of the secreen goddess gave her their affectionate regards and shower Naira rain on her as she took to the dance floor. The event was part of the activities marking the activities of the University of Lagos graduate of Economics. While speaking with Oloketuyi told us that there are greater things to come from Nollywood, people should watch out for it.He noted that the industry is part of our economy and it would be a business suicide if the government should look the other way without giving the necessary supports. noticed that Bukky, whom many believed had gone 'sabattical' is fast making her impact felt these days, attending events and showing off her long gowns.


In recognition of the success of Nigeria’s most respected youth event: The Future Nigeria Awards; the Africa Union (AU), “in considering a best practice necessary for adaptation during the review of its ongoing Youth Innovative and Creative Awards”, last month moved to adopt strategy from The Future Awards to implement one of its key youth development strategies continent-wide. Through its Department of Youth, Human Resources and Science and Technology, the AU organized a strategy review workshop on its proposed Africa Union Youth Volunteer Corp in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia , and the over 35 participants representing leaders of youth networks across Africa unanimously proposed to work with RedSTRAT (organizers of the Awards) to integrate the communication strategies that have had unprecedented success in capturing and sustaining the attention and buy-in of young people and the media in Nigeria. RedSTRAT’s PR Director, Emilia Asim-Ita, was one of the three Nigerian repres


By Niyi Tabiti Last weekend would forever remain remarkable in the lives of the Alaos and the Ogunshola as their daughter and son exchanged marital vows in Lagos. Jumoke Alao,a presenter on African Independent Television (AIT) and Oludapo Ogunshola,a successful petroleum economist,who works with Shumberger,got married at an elaborate wedding on Saturday 18 April 2009. The long and short of their love story is that they both met at the airport.Jumoke was on her way to the US while Dapo was on his way to Canada.Funke Awobokun of Cocktail in and Out took charge of their cocktail and need we say more?She's fabulous!!! Remember, Jumoke who used to do this and that at EKO FM, came at a time the station was looking for a replacement for Jumobi Adegbesan,who got married to RMD.Hmmm...RMD,wise guy!He knew too many admirers would be feasting their eyes on his wife. Pictures later! NEPA + Petrol tankers strike is equal to no


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"LOVE CONQUERETH ALL THINGS"...Yes, H-Man is in love and he is ready to scream it on CNN.Now, the Nigerian musician has released his first album and one of the hit songs is dedicated to the Uche Odoh, the lady who make him feel as important as Nelson Mandela.Uche was one of the contestants durning the third edition of Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show sponsored by Nigerian Breweries Plc. At a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday,H-Man was full of praises to everyone who assisted him to get to this point in his career. He is no longer the naïve kid he was when he hit our screens with Ndoli Ndoli- the hit song that earned him an access key into the Nigerian music scene, and many factors point towards that. After four videos from a yet -to-be-released album, an award and general acceptance from the industry, it is certain that the 24 year old graduate of Igbinedion University is ready


By Niyi Tabiti 9ice is doing nice things to himself and he is got a Toni Payne that is not a pain by his side.The latest gist about Abolore Akande,the popular Nigerian musician known as 9ice is that he has moved into his new house in Abule-Egba area of Lagos State.The house warming ceremony,which took place on Sunday 12 April 2009 saw a lot of people coming to felicitate with the couple. 9ice deserve all the accolades as there are many artistes who has made more money but has no thought of doing something like this. The cream-coloured duplex, already named Alapomeji Villa, was erected over a period of six months, and the singer personally supervised the project. Interestingly, the house also has a full audio studio where 9ice is expected to finish work on his third album. The fully-equipped studio is already ready-to-use, with a 32 Channel console, Adam speakers, Newman anniversary edition microphones, Roland Fantom keyboard and a full option Mac PC. ‘‘It has been my dream


Dan Foster, a popular Radio presenter and one of the top guys behind Inspiration FM,has been deported from Nigeria. The news broke last weekend and it was confirmed on Monday and it was also reported in today's edition of Encomium magazine. gathered that the American who was recruited from the United States of America by the management of Cool FM got more than he bargained in the hands of the men of the immigration who refused all to allow him stay a day further in Nigeria last Friday. The deportation of Dan Foster was allegedly facilitated by his Cool FM, his former employer.Cool Fm did not find the way Dan left the company to join Inspiration Fm owned by Erastus Akingbola the Vice Chairman of Intercontinental Bank Plc.The company vowed that they would have him deported from Nigeria because in the first place he got his work permit through them and his stay permit has expired. Dan's excuse that he is got married to a Nigeria and that they even h


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The death of Prince Kunle Tejuosho,one of the sons of Oba Adedapo Tejuosho came as a rude shock who saw him as one of bright stars of this geneation.The death also came at a time when Olori,Kunle's mother was planning a thanksgiving and birthday celebration in the United Kingdom. Those who were close to him spoke glowingly about his exploits and great vision.He would be affectionately missed by friends,family members especially his wife Bunmi and the children.May his soul rest in peace. At the time of going to the press,details of the death is still,however,gathered that there are two Kunle Tejuoshos in the household.The deseased one is not the same as the Kunle Tejuosho associated y Glendora Reviews.


We’ve been waiting for long. We’ve been wondering un-end. We’ve worried till we’re weary – when will we lay our hands on another Lagbaja album? When will the masked musician and his band bless fans with another body of work? This year? Next year? Or the year after the next? Well, we can all now heave a sigh of relief, because Lagbaja has confirmed that a new album – the first since his 2005 release Africano – is ready, and about to hit the streets. According to a statement released by his publicist Ayeni Adekunle on Monday April 6, the new album, which comes in two CDs, will be officially released in Nigeria before the end of April. ‘‘I’m glad to tell you, brothers and sisters, that our new album is ready’’, Lagbaja said in Lagos this week. ‘‘The world is going through different challenges right now, but the journey continues. We’ll continue to make good music and preach the gospel of Africa to the rest of the world’’. Lagbaja’s eponymous debut album was


The X3m records’ prized act is not your regular singer, and with an uncommon style that combines rock, r ‘n’ b and soul, He has made a fusion which he calls “soft rock”. And as fans and critics thirst and hunger for good music, Paschal Uche Ejikeme effortlessly brings it to the table. His singles Mitchell, Love should last and lie for you, enjoyed massive airplay on radio in 2006 and won him the most played artiste in Rhythm and Cool FM. His genre of music he has established is basically soft rock, but he makes use of constant elements from his environment which he spices with catchy and diverse atoms. This is why most of the time; Etcetera is often mistaken by many to be a foreign artist when they hear his music. And now, the act has done it again as he released a video titled ‘Hello’ on April 1, 2009 The video for ‘Hello’ which was shot in Cape Town, South Africa by David Wacklin shows Etcetera trying to encourage everyone that they can be what they want to b


The much talked about hip hop world awards is just around the corner, and as it gets closer, artistes who are on the bill to perform are already warming up to storm Abuja. According to a statement signed by the awards CEO, Ayo Animashaun, top on the list are amazing rave of the moment Abolore Akande popularly known as 9ice, Lyricist and rapper MI, new kid on the block Kel, and rising female singer Omawumi. Others are Lord of Ajasa, Darey Art Alade, Banky W , 2face Idibia and rested loose coalition- ‘Da trybe’ comprising of Eldee , Del , KB, Sasha, 2shotz, Freestyle and Blaise. Banky W who first hit lime light in 2007 with ‘Ebutte Metta’ will thrill fans with songs off his debut album ‘Mr. Capable’, and select singles off his upcoming sophomore album 9ice will perform his hit song- ‘Gongo Aso’, and there is no doubt he will excite fans the way he did last year. Darey Art Alade will make his first major performance of his hit single ‘Not the