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MOBO Awards Pull A BET By Not Broadcasting Best African Act Category…Our Artistes Need To Start Boycotting These Events!

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The 2014 MOBO awards were last night and the famed awards, which was set up to celebrate black music, last night during it’s live broadcast pulled a move synonymous with the BET Awards…by not broadcasting the Best African Act category.

Afrobeats music as they like to categorize Nigerian music is HUGE right now in the UK so I can’t think of any reason why the MOBO organizers did not televise the Best African category. Afrobeats is played on UK radio & in the hottest clubs.

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Fuse ODG Wins Best African Act At 2014 MOBO Awards, Beating Wizkid, Davido & Tiwa Savage!

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It would seem the Nigerian nominees in the Best African Act category at The 2014 MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Awards knew they weren’t going to take home the prize because none of them attended last night’s (October 22) ceremony which went down at the SSE Arena in London.

The award for Best African Act went to Azonto crooner Fuse ODG from Ghana who beat out stiff competition from Nigerian nominees such as; Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Davido and Dr Sid!

Fuse also took home the award last year.

Check out his acceptance speech after the jump

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#TheGoodLife Kcee Wants You To Know, “I Have A Fat Wallet & Live In A Palace”

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Did he really say that?!

Kcee the Limpopo King was the co-host on MTV Base’ Official Naija Top Ten with MTV VJ Ehiz this week and during the show the singer who is known for showing fans his riches & fashion on social media, gushed about how he now lives in a palace and has a fat wallet to boot.

Kcee also expressed gratitude for how far he has come in his music career.

See another picture after the jump

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MI Abaga Reveals Release Date Of First Full Length Album In Four Years

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Rapper MI Abaga has revealed the release date of his new album y’all! Speaking to Channels Television yesterday M.I. said his first album in four years!

The highly anticipated album will drop in exactly two weeks on October 30th & will be available on both electronic & physical mediums.

Last month M.I. dropped the first single from the album called King James.

Watch the interview after the jump

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Flavour Dropped From Concert In The Caribbean Over Ebola Fears

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Even though Nigeria has been declared Ebola free we are still feeling the ramifications over Liberian Patrick Sawyer bringing the disease into the country.

Singer Flavour was scheduled to perform at the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) between October 24-26 in the Commonwealth of Dominica, unfortunately for the highlife artiste and his fans he has now been dropped from the lineup due to Ebola fears.

The country’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit made the announcement on Friday, Oct 9 citing the reason, “abundance of caution.”

According to Dominica News Online, Skerrit said:

“Until a firm grip is secured on this Ebola virus, the world has to pay special attention to region of its predominance.”

 “West Africa, as I said previously, is once such region. I have reviewed the file with respect to the contractual arrangements entered into with the Flavour band out of Nigeria. To date a total of EC$147,000 has been expended on professional fees and international travel by this group.”

“I would like to think that reason and common sense can and will prevail,” he noted. “But I readily acknowledge that the law is law and contracts negotiated can at best be re-negotiated.”

“Accordingly, purely out of an abundance of caution, I have today instructed the organizers of the 18 annual WCMF to meet with officials of the relevant legal departments of government to determine among themselves how a matter of renegotiation of a Flavour contract can be.”

“The reversal and unlocking of the same is normally the matter for legal operatives.”

 “However, the prime minister, as chief lawmaker, is charged with the wider responsibility of acting first and always in the nation’s interest.”

 “Indeed, I would love if, by this time next year, the Ebola virus could have been brought under control, if not eradicated; regions around the world cleared of the threat of the virus, and entertainers, such as Flavour, could visit and perform in Dominica.”

“But, for the time being, I have advised the organizers of the World Creole Music Festival that the Government of Dominica would not be prepared at this time to sponsor or embrace the visit of persons from a universally recognized Zone One area of the dreaded Ebola virus.”

“Fellow Dominicans and friends, this is the decision of the Government! It is final!”

 

#GBAM…The president has spoken!

I know one important thing for Flavour in all this would be does he still get paid his $54, 444 or at least part of it?!

Tiwa Savage Talks Not Showering, Being Sexy, Paying Her Tithe, Children + 10 Things We Learnt About Her On The Truth With Olisa Adibua [Watch]

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Tiwa Savage was the latest guest on veteran broadcaster Olisa Adibua‘s web series “The Truth

Dressed in all black, the pop diva talked about almost everything! From her alleged arrest to not showering to the backlash from her controversial Wanted video.

Here are the 10 New Things we learnt about Tiwa Savage after her truth interview

  • On her days off when she’s not in pop star mode…Tiwa won’t take a shower until late in the evening. Eeew….lol I can’t front I do that too sometimes when I’m hope all day. #DontJudgeUs
  • She would love to do a song with 2Face Idibia
  • She goes to church, pays her tithe & reads her bible.
  • She was going through a sexy phase when she shot the controversial Wanted video. She wasn’t scared of the controversy or the backlash.
  • She has no regrets about the Wanted video
  • She wasn’t trying to copy Beyonce or Rihanna or anyone else
  • She has never dated anyone in the Nigerian music industry
  • When the time is right she wants to have children. She would love to adopt as well
  • In February 2014 there were reports that she was arrested after she humiliated a Nigerian Police officer. Tiwa addresses this for the first time and says it’s completely untrue
  • She would love to play a “househelp” in a Nollywood movie

One topic Tiwa did not go into detail about was her wedding and married life. This interview was hilarious! Watch it after the jump

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Tiwa Savage Preps For Release Of First Solo Single In Over A Year – ‘My Darlin’

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First lady of MAVIN Records, Tiwa Savage, is set to release her first song in over a year, this will be the first solo material Tiwa will be dropping since the July 2013 release of her debut album “Once Upon A Time.”

The new track drops on October 8, 2014 and it is called “My Darlin“. The pop princess who later this month is hoping to pick up the award for Best African act at the MOBO awards dropped the single artwork on her social media accounts this morning.

‘My Darlin’ is produced by Mavin’s Don Jazzy and Babyfresh. Check out the single artwork after the jump

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Ja Rule & Ashanti Reunite In Nigeria + Watch Ashanti Twerk To Timaya’s “Shake Your Bum Bum”!!!

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ashanti and Ja rule on stage in Warri, Nigeria

It’s been a hot minute since we saw Ja rule & Ashanti share a stage together!

The multiple award winning artistesarrived Nigeria on September 30 via private jet for two shows “Warri Again” which went down in Warri on Oct. 1 and Comedian Bovi’s show “Man On Fire” which went down on Friday Oct 3 in Lagos.

The Warri Again concert was hosted by Ali Baba and Omawumi, with performances by Seyi Shay, Patoranking, Iyanya, Flavour, Wizkid,  Daddy Showkey, Yemi Alade and Oritsefemi.

The highlight of the event was when Ja Rule and Ashanti came on stage performing classic hit “Foolish, Always On Time, Wonderful, Mesmerize, Put It On me amongst other hit tracks.

Ja Rule stayed true to his rap and rhyme, while Ashanti gave her classic “Ashanti” R&B vocals on the chorus. While their performance lasted, the elated audience kept standing, shouting and hailing the artistes. They proved to their Warri fans that the dawn to dusk wait was not in vain. – See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/10/j-rule-ashantis-performance-stunned-warri-fans/#sthash.mk1Cv5uM.dpuf

They proved to the Warri fans that they have that Murder Inc chemistry!

Meanwhile at Bovi’s “Man on fire” show Ashanti surprised fans by twerking to Timaya’s ‘Bum Bum‘ song. That got the crowd cheering in delight. Chai! Ukwu! Ja rule didn’t disappoint either.

Check out the video after the jump

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Davido A ‘No Show’ At Warri Again Concert + Angry Fan Throws Bottle Of Water At Oritsefemi!

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The Warri Again concert went down on October 1st, Independence Day in Warri, Nigeria. The concert was headlined by Jarule & Ashanti, with performances by Wizkid, Seyi Shay, Patoranking, Oritsefemi & many more.

Unfortunately for the Warri fans, Davido was a no show at the event! He reportedly missed his flight to Warri, the singer is currently in South Africa where he is expected to perform at the Big Brother Africa launch tomorrow. It is not known if he would have to refund his performance fee…

No one knows whether the organisers would compel him to refund the amount paid to him for the show.

“Double Wahala” crooner, Oritsefemi also performed but according to Vanguard, his performance left fans disappointed. His performance reportedly lasted only 3 minutes.

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Iyanya, Eedrees Abdulkareem React To Being Left Out Of MTV Top 20 Naija Songs List + Chidi Mokeme Blasts List For Excluding Fela Kuti

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Looks like MTV Base Africa Top 20 Naija songs list we reported on yesterday has ruffled some feathers! Some of the artistes whose songs were excluded from the list have reacted and  they are not hiding their displeasure!

Iyanya’s Kukere which was a huge hit was not included in the list and Iyanya did not hesitate to call MTV out for not recognizing it!

He wrote on Twitter yesterday,

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Rapper Eedris Abdulkareem wasn’t as nice as Iyanya, he wrote

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