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Ebro Of New York’s Hot 97 Premieres Mavin’s New Track Featuring Jay Electronica – Get Down. Is Naija Music About To Take Over US Charts?

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Is Nigerian music about to make it’s way onto mainstream American radio?

It is common knowledge that the US market is the hardest for any artiste to break into! Successful UK acts have been trying for decades to break the North American market but only a handful have been able to make any type of impact on the charts over there.

With the Nigerian music industry at an all time high, gaining attention from mainstream music acts like Jay Z, Kanye West & Drake, could our music be ready to conquer the US charts?

In April Jay Z announced his cousin was in Nigeria to sign artistes to Tidal & Roc Nation, just last week Drake jumped on the remix of Wizkid’s Ojuelegbaand just a few moments ago, popular radio personalities – Ebro of one of New York City’s most popular radio stations – Hot 97 announced that he was going to debut a new track from Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks & Di’Ja featuring Jay Electronica called Get Down, he also announced he was dedicating 5 whole minutes to Nigerian music on his primetime radio show.

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LOL! Davido Is Unbothered By NDLEA Drugs Investigation

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Yesterday we told you the NDLEA (Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency) was investigating pop star Davido over drug charges for the “display of drugs” in the Fans Mi music video which features Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend Meek Mill. [READ HERE IF YOU MISSED IT]

It doesn’t seem like the 22 year old is even concerned about the investigation which is currently ongoing.

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NDLEA Investigating Davido For “Advertising Drug Trafficking” In Fans Mi Video With Meek Mill

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Davido & Meek Mill‘s “Fans Mi” music video may have garnered 1.5 Million Youtube views in just a month of it’s release but the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency are clearly not fans of the video because they are coming after the 22 year old over the “display of drugs in the video”.

There is a display of parcels of something that looks suspiciously like cocaine but ended up really being poundo yam flour, going by how the video ended. The parcels and the white powder on the kitchen counter in the video is what is prompting the NDLEA probe.

Speaking to Sunday Punch, The Director of Public Affairs of the NDLEA, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju said,

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This Is How Wizkid Celebrated The Surprise Drake Remix Of Ojuelegba [Watch] + Congratulatory Messages Pour In From MI, Ice Prince & More

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Getting Drake, one of the top rappers in the game to feature on your track is not a small thing!

For one thing Drake doesn’t guest feature on a track for anything less that $75,000 but Wizkid got him for free and not only that the Drake remix of Ojuelegba was a surprise for the Star Boy as well. LISTEN TO IT HERE

The surprised and super excited 24 year old took to the streets of London in the early hours of this morning to celebrate his latest feat, with the Drake & Skepta remix blaring from a car as he squealed with delight. Awww this Wizkid is blessed though!

About the remix Wizzy wrote

When drake jumps on ur record! big up my man @skeptagramlove brother! Africa to the world!@champagnepapi love!

Watch the video after the jump & see how other top Naija artistes reacted to the remix

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If You Don’t Hear Your Favourite Song On Radio Anymore…It’s Cos NBC Has Banned It!

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WizkidExpensiveShit

If one day you are waiting for your favourite song to come on radio and it doesn’t…it’s because the National Broadcasting Commission has banned it. The Federal parastatal which has been empowered to regulate the broadcast industry has been known to ban popular songs on radio & TV and they are at it again.

Yesterday Beat FM OAP Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi took to Twitter to make the announcements. Saying the reason the songs are being yanked off air is for “suggestive lyrics”, however unlike previous occasions this time NBC did not give broadcast organizations a list of banned artistes/songs instead they have left the choice to the radio & TV stations themselves.

If the stations play any “suggestive music” they will be fined…But what exactly is the definition of suggestive music?

See Gbemi’s tweets after the jump

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Reminisce’s Baba Hafusa Album Makes History As First Nigerian Hip Hop Album On The Billboard Charts

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Baba Hafusa, the 3rd studio album by Nigerian rapper Reminisce has just debuted at Number 12 on the Billboard World Music Albums Chart.

CHECK OUT OUR REVIEW OF THE BABA HAFUSA ALBUM HERE

So far the only other Nigerian album to make it on the Billboard World Charts are Tuface Idibia’s Ascension as well as ASA’s Beautiful Imperfection which debuted at number 12 and number 5 respectively. No Nigerian Hip-Hop album has ever made it to the Billboard Charts until now.

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Jay Z Confirms His Cousin Is In Nigeria To Sign Artistes For Tidal & Roc Nation! Get The Exclusive Scoop On Who He Is & The Moves They Are Making In Naija!

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Last month Jay Z and a bunch of other celebrity musicians such as Beyonce, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Kanye West, J. Cole and a few others recently launched a music streaming service called Tidal. Since it’s launch Tidal has faced heavy criticism with reports that even Kanye has jumped ship.

But today the business mogul who hardly ever tweets got on Twitter to clear the air about Tidal and other competing music streaming services and in his tweets he confirmed that Tidal is making a move to sign Nigerian artistes.

He wrote,

My cousin just moved to Nigeria to discover new talent. Tidal is a global company.

You may be wondering who his cousin is, well that1960chick.com has the exclusive scoop on Jay’s cousin and why exactly he is in Nigeria. Read more after the jump

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D’Banj Allegedly Sued & Summoned To Court Over Unpaid Debts? Photos Of Courts Docs On His Gate!

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Towards the end of last year there were reports in some sections of the press that D’Banj was being sued by by a man named Henry Ojogho over an alleged N60 loan taken out by the Kokomaster [READ HERE IF YOU MISSED IT]

To lend further credence to the story it would appear that court documents summoning the pop star to appear before a judge have now been allegedly pasted on the gates of his Lekki Phase 1 home in Lagos.

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Phyno Speaks On How Him & Olamide Inspire Each Other

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It’s common knowledge that Phyno & Olamide are two of the hottest rappers in the new generation of rappers, they have successfully fused hip hop with their native dialects and made it super marketable.

They have also collaborated on a couple of projects together and are reported to be working on a collabo album together.

In a recent chat with Hip Hop World Magazine, Phyno spoke about how Olamide inspires him. Read what he said after the jump

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#DoroBoss Don Jazzy Gets Ready To Perform At The United Nations General Assembly In New York

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The leader of the Supreme Mavin Dynasty Don Jazzy is getting ready to take his doro brand to the United Nations. The producer has revealed that he would be performing alongside other artistes from around the world for the UNICEF Imagine campaign at the United Nations general assembly in New York.

The producer shared a few of himself rehearsing and visiting the United Nations.

Catch a few more pics after the jump

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