Saturday, 22 November 2014

2face speaks up for Chibok girls

2face Idibia is not happy at the way our politicians are treating the Chibok girls issue. He laments their preference for campaigns tan actually doing something about releasing the girls.
His tweet.

'Is it that they didn't kidnap any girls or what. No word on that level anymore only campaign things. Unbelievable #BringBackOurGirls'

Its time for me to go and marry - Denrele

Despite everything you have heard about him TV presenter Denrele Edun is all man. In fact the heavily decorated bloke is thinking of tying the knots soon. See his Tweeter post.

'How many weddings will I continue to attend this year sef?
Headin out to 3 weddings today!
I get d message already, Time for me to go marry!'

We should be expecting a bi news soon.

How Chaz B died

BREAKING: Popular Rhythm FM OAP Chaz B Is Dead

Popular OAP Charles Bruce Chukuma, also known as Chaz B is dead.
The shocking news which was made known by  DJ humility on twitter, has also been confirmed on STV.
The beloved OAP rose to fame with his radio interactive show on Inspiration FM. His show allowed his listeners to call in to discuss and share touching life issues. He however moved to Rythm in April this year where he continued to touch lives through his show.
His sudden death has left  many of his fans in shock as he was said to have still been on radio yesterday. It was business as usual until when at a point during the show he excused himself, saying that he wasn't strong enough to continue the show, and told Chike his colleague to takeover. He signed out by saying:"see you on Monday".
Sadly, this afternoon, Silverbird television broke the news of his death.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Stars line up for Lasgidi allstars

MTV Base Ehiz, Cool FM OAP Shine To Host Lasgidi All-Stars 2014

...Wande Coal, Olamide, Cynthia Morgan, Rayce Join Line-up 

MTV Base VJ Ehiz and Cool FM OAP Shine  will both anchor proceedings at the forthcoming Lasgidi All-Stars concert billed to be stage on the 28th of November, at the Vantage Beach Resort, Lekki in Lagos.

The talented duo now joins an impressive line-up of artistes which boasts of established performers like Wande Coal, Cynthia Morgan, Rayce, Samklef, Erigga, K Switch, JJC, Fricker, PFWA 4 Winner, Monica Oga, iMike, Flex, Mr 2kay and Solidstar who are all gearing up to thrill music fans on the night of the event.

Last week, Wizkid, Olamide, Oritsefemi, Orezi and Kora Award winner, Chidinma were confirmed as headliners for the concert considered to be one of the biggest nights on the Nigerian music scene.

According to Ahmed Boulor, spokesperson for the concert; "fans and lovers of great music are in for an exciting time-out come 28th November. With Ehiz and Shine now confirmed as hosts of the event, it is surely going to be a memorable night-out considering the line-up of artistes set to engage the multitude of fans who will troop out to enjoy music of Nigerian origin." 

The executive producer of the concert, Akpor Donell Gbemre, says "More established artistes will be confirmed as performers in the coming days and that the stage, lights and sound equipments to be used for the concert will dazzle the audience of the show"

The company behind the show, 411 Entertainment is the organiser of the sold out Green White Green Carnival in 2009, which held at Oniru Beach, Lagos and been hosting its annual Allstars Concert Franchise since 2007. 

For more information and updates visit the facebook address dedicated to the concert on:

Label owners meet

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Official Spinlet top 10

Top 10 Singles
Golden Girl
That Could Be Us
Ice Prince
My Darling
Tiwa Savage
Shout Out (Remix)
Banky W ft Tiwa Savage
Solid Star
Nfana Ibagha HDV
Mr Fantastic
De Adshas

At Tim Westwoods reception in Lagos

Club Quilox, Victoria Island hosted numerous Nigerian celebrities who came to party with World Famous UK DJ, Tim Westwood

Celebs guests present at the club include; Alex Okosi, Sound Sultan, Tunde and Segun Demuren, D’Prince, Moet Abebe, DJ Humility, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, DJ Lamborghini, Baba Dee, Ice Nweke, Wale Ojo, DJ Xclusive, Dotun, Stephanie Coker, Tunde Ednut, Ajebutter and others.


The event, which is the last in the series of the Heineken Green Light parties this year, started with Akon’s official DJ, Benny D at Club Escape on the 4th of October and also hosted Chris Brown’s official DJ, Babey Drew on the 24th of October at Spice Route.

Why I left inspiration - Gloria Maduka

Gloria Maduka moves to bigger things

If you are a regular listener to On-Air personality and singer-songwriter Gloria Maduka, you may have noticed that she no longer fills her spot as On-Air Personality at the station. There have been talks about some bad blood between her and the station which led to her leaving the station; but as it seems, the multi-talented American-raised star has only moved on to bigger things. She claims there is no such thing as bad blood between her and Inspiration FM. She explains, "I will always be thankful to Inspiration FM for giving me a platform to showcase my talents. I worked really hard when I was with them and added as much value to the station as was possible within my capacity. It was a great training ground for me as they strive for excellent presentations." 

As we speak, she has moved on to the Cool family where she will be handling various programmes on almost all their platforms. She is already being featured on Morning Crossfire on 99.3 Nigeria Info between 5 and 10 am. She is also a co-anchor on The Blog and The Night Show on StarTimes Channel 196 from 3-4 pm and 9-10 pm respectively. She will also be featured on other programmes. She explains, "There are some other things in the pipelines, but I am not a fan of revealing anything until I am 100% certain. I appreciate my new environment tremendously. I had an encounter with Amin Moussali, my Managing Director, long before I got hired at Inspiration FM. So I was offered the job even before going to Inspiration FM. I was also once offered the position of Lead Presenter at another fairly new TV station but at the time, I did not want to abruptly leave Inspiration FM because I was fairly new. I know this sounds naive, but I can be that loyal; so I missed the opportunity. I remembered being really sad, but I knew God may have had other plans for me. I then got to a point where I was yearning for more. I am never comfortable with complacency and stagnation, so I began to feel burned out and was losing motivation. I was humbled by the applause from my bosses at Inspiration FM and from the listeners, but I knew I was ready to grow and explore more depth. I made sure I did my best until the very last day, however, because I believe you must always do your best wherever you find yourself even if you are no longer content."

Of her reason for leaving so abruptly, she adds, “I want to apologise to my listeners for not informing them before leaving Inspiration FM. I had asked for the chance to do so, but the chance never came. My resignation was quite sudden and it all happened so quickly. The last day I walked out of Inspiration FM was the same day I was already shooting promos for my TV shows at Cool TV. There is a lot expected from me here. It is safe to say I am now working and I love that. Growth comes from dedication and diligence.” 

When asked about her relationship with Inspiration FM, she said that there is no bad blood between her and the station. “They took me in when I got back from the US and I am sure I have represented them well. This move is for my (fans) because it affords me a wider platform to reach more people. I am still in touch with several people at Inspiration FM and I wish them the best.”

Prior to her exit, Gloria was nominated at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards in two categories: Sexiest On-Air Personality and Outstanding Radio Program Presenter. She thanks God and her listeners for the nominations.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

30 days in Atlanta review

hype that followed the release of the movie, 30 Days in Atlanta, can get a non-movie lover to go and see the film. Even before the release, it was put in for awards and it indeed won won four awards at the just concluded Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) in Houston, Texas, USA. It had won Best Comedy at the Best of Nollywood awards a week earlier.

The film started in a crowded room where Majid Michael, an MC of an event, announced that Akpos (Ayo Makun, AY), the star of the movie had just won a trip to the United States. He was to bring along someone and he decided to go with his childhood friend and flatmate (Richard) played by Ramsey Nouah. They were to spend 30 days all-expense paid vacation in the United States. The movie moved on to their preparations for the trip. In other to speak with their loved ones while in America, they sent a laptop equipped with Skype to the village, a decision that would complicate matters in the future.

Their arrival scenes are unbelievably well done. The shots were clean and they had access to a large part of the airport. That is the first time a Nigerian movie has such an access in an American airport. From their arrival, they were given a house to live in and they later went to hire a car. All the shots were well taken and it will give viewers a rich viewing experience.

However, their arrival in the United States was followed by skits that were more of cliché. They were stereotypical stories of an illiterate arriving in a foreign land hence misbehaving; like when Akpos met a woman with a stubborn crying child, he stepped forward and warned the child that he would beat her if she was in Nigeria, or going to a bar and ordering for ogogoro, or meeting a friend who was doing an odd job in America but was believed at home to be in oil and gas business. It all looks like Osuofia in London is remade. But it is far better than Kingsley Ogoro’s effort. The skits are hilarious.

After the skits, a proper story starts to emerge. It turns out that the movie is a tale of love and disappointments. While Ramsey Nouah fell in love with a beautiful half Nigerian lady, AY was drawn to an older woman played by award winning American actress, Lynn Whitfield. Series of events led to AY being jailed for brandishing a broken bottle and both of them lost their women for other reasons. Love, however, found a way at the end.

The movie is probably the best Nigerian film made abroad. They spared no expense in props and location. They used a proper jailhouse, a proper courthouse, and a lot of other locations that would cost a lot of money and series of permissions to get.

The casting was on point as well. However, it would take some time to understand the synergy between the two major actors. AY was the funny one while Nouah was the serious one. You would ask yourself; how can two opposite characters be friends in the first place? But it worked. It also had top-notch actors on parade. Rachael Oniga, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Desmond Elliot, and award winning American actress, Vivica Fox.

The diva said about 30 Days in Atlanta: “It was fun for me to play a character that is kind of bossy. And the comedy was just fun. I think Lydia has put a spell on Wilson AY played by Akpos. He is hilarious. He makes me laugh. He’s got excellent comedic timing and I definitely hope that America gets to see the film because he’s got a bright future in front of him. I’ll love to work with him again.”

Technically, the film was well done though there were some glitches here and there. For example, the audio was not good in the scenes where they went to visit their uncle, Wilson, who has a domineering wife. However, the rest of the movie was hitch-free. All the magic was put together by Director, Robert Peters.

On the whole, it is clear that a lot of money went into the production, and AY, the producer might not recover all he has spent, but he has sent a strong message with this effort that a good quality comedy film can be made.

There is consolation for him though; he kissed Lynn Whitfield in the movie. It won’t be a surprise to see this film win at major awards like AMAA and AMVCA. This is another major milestone for AY.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Femi Kuti joins Chocolate City

Femi Kuti just signed on with Choc city, same label with Ice Prince and MI. below is their official statement

"International entertainment label, Chocolate City has announced its signing of 4 time Grammy nominated Afrobeat superstar, Femi Kuti, to an exclusive management deal. This signing comes in the wake of Femi Kuti’s 7th studio album release- No Place for My Dream.

Femi’s first record was released in 1995 by Tabu/Motown, followed by the release of Shoki Shoki under MCA four years later, which garnered widespread critical acclaim. In 2001 he collaborated with American Artists, Common and Mos Def in a project “Fight to Win” and soon after went on tour in the United States with Jane’s Addiction. 
(more after the cut)

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Chimanda Adechie to feature on Beyonce's Album

   This is big. Nigeria's number one writer at the moment, Chimanda Adechie will be on Beyonce's new album. Don't know what she will be doing on it, since she does not sing. or does she?