Is D’Banj selling out? Changes name from “Dapo Oyebanjo” to “Daniel Banjo”

We’ve seen D’Banj make a lot of changes in his career in the last few months following his signing to Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D MUSIC. The most shocking was his split with long time friend and business partner Don Jazzy, cutting off all ties with Mo Hits, moving out of the Lekki mansion they shared and now a name change. Last night he changed his name on his twitter bio from Dapo Oyebanjo to Daniel Banjo.

I guess he’s trying to make himself more marketable in the States, Daniel Banjo is a lot easier to pronounce that Dapo Oyebanjo. A writer at 1976AD.com wrote an open letter to D’Banj which pretty much articulates most fans feelings about the name change, read it after the jump

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Tanzanian Movie Star Steven Kanumba dead at 28, allegedly killed by girlfriend. Nollywood joins in mourning.

Late last night it was reported that popular Tanzanian actor Steven Kanumba had died, cut off in the prime of his life at 28.

There are conflicting reports about how he died, some say he was in a fatal auto crash on his way back home from a night out while the story generating the most buzz claims he died from a fall, as a result of being pushed girlfriend Elizabeth ‘Lulu’ Michaels. The reports claim Steven and Lulu were fighting over incoming calls on her phone while she was at his home. He demanded to see the calls, but she didn’t show them to him. While taking the phone by force, she pushed him and he fell, hitting his head hard. The fall killed him.

The reports also go on to say Lulu is currently being held in custody.

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NBC bans May D’s Soundtrack video…what difference does it make?

NBC have come again!

After banning DBanj’s Oliver Twist, the dinosaurs over at NBC have banned May D‘s video for his first single Soundtrack, from being aired in Nigerian TV. Reason they gave is because of “erotic scenes”

Granted the video is sexy and I understand them not wanting young kids being exposed to such “sinful and abominable acts” but completely banning it is a bit much. Why wasn’t it restricted to being aired at certain hours, say 10pm to 5am, when most kids are asleep.

It’s not like there is anything going on in this video that isn’t taking place in people’s bedrooms across Nigeria. This is a society were politicians are marrying 12 year old girls, teachers are raping students (without consequence), girls are selling their bodies for blackberries, iPads, brazillian hair, and extra marital affairs abound. The society is already rotten banning May D’s video isn’t going to make one bit of a difference.

WATCH THE CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP

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T.I. names Nigerian Rotimi Akinosho new face of his clothing line AKOO

I’ve profiled Rotimi Akinosho on that1960chick.com a few times, and I’m just happy to see the guy making major moves as a long time supporter- from the sidelines :)

As well as being a singer, American born Nigerian Rotimi is also an actor on Golden Globe winning TV series Boss, and now rapper T.I. has handpicked him to be the new face of his clothing line AKOO. #WINNING

Check out behind the scenes video of the fashion shoot after the jump

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Davido signs endorsement deal with MTN Pulse…Watch Commercial Here

19 year old singer and groupie magnet Davido is getting that MONEY! He just signed a deal to be the face of telecomms giant MTN’s new product PULSE!

He certainly doesn’t need daddy’s money now. Watch after the jump also features his HKN hype men Sina Rambo and B-Red.

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Mo Cheddah covers StyleMania Magazine’s April Issue + Davido, J. Martins, Chris Attoh, Damoliola Adegbite & Eku Edewor

Controversy definitely sells, even after alleged nude photos and twitter fights, Mo Cheddah is still one of the most talked about females on the Naija music scene today. Here she is looking fresh faced and innocent on the cover of StyleMania Magazine’s latest issue, in it she talks about her new journey (she shocked everyone a month ago when she was fired by left long time label Knighthouse, who were responsible for launching her career)

i like the simplicity of this cover…no bells or whistles. She’s wearing KemKem Studio and was photographed by Yetunde Baba-Eko.

Also in this issue are Davido, J. Martins, Chris Attoh, Damoliola Adegbite (Tinsel) & Eku Edewor (Studio 53 Extra)

See more photos after the jump

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Solange Knowles in Ankara Skirt…Are You Feelin’ Her Look?

Check out Beyonce’s baby sis Solange rocking this Burberry Prorsum Ankara print skirt (their recent collection features mainly African print). Burberry describes Solange’s skirt as a silk and cotton blend print skirt. I call it as I see it…Ankara!

She rocks the skirt with an embellished bralet in the latest issue of Complex Magazine.

If you’ve got $2500 you can walk into any Burberry store or HERE and the skirt is yours! :)

ARE YOU FEELIN’ HER LOOK?

 

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Tonto Dikeh Hot New Photos

Check out these photos of Nollywood’s Baddest B Tonto Dikeh shot by photographer Reze Bonna. Some of these images were featured in the latest edition of Complete Fashion which Tonto covers.

See more after the jump

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Dencia claims she has NEVER had plastic surgery!!!

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To be honest it’s the blogs that are keeping Dencia on everyone’s lips…her music leaves a lot to be desired. But I have to commend this Cameroonian/Nigerian’s bold pursuit of her musical aspirations

In a recent interview with National Mirror the powerhouse vocalist talks plastic surgery, THAT almighty fight at the 2011 Headies and posing starkers. Dencia is claiming her body is au naturelle and hasn’t been touched by the surgeon’s knife , she also talks about posing starkers for a good cause…animals and their rights.

See excerpt of the interview after the jump

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Brand New Music from Wizkid – Baddest Boy & Sisi Nene…Are You Feelin’ IT?

 

Star Boy Wizzy is back with 2 hot new singles, which he and his label EME unleashed on the world a few hours ago, Baddest Boy & Sisi Nene.

They are both hot tracks, classic wizkid, Baddest Boy will definitely get the clubs jumping!

So plug your earphones in and press play

Baddest Boy:

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Sisi Nene:

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