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AM Inspiration: Reekado Banks, From Growing Up Without A Toilet To Owning His Own Home

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Life can be tough…sometimes you feel you are trying and fighting but there’s no respite in sight. If you are struggling today take some encouragement from Mavin Artiste – Reekado Banks. The 21 year old has literally gone from grass to grace in a few short years.

Yesterday on Instagram he shared the story about how growing up he didn’t have a proper toilet in his house, his family used a pit latrine, so all he prayed for was that his family would move into a house with a clean toilet and now not only has helped his parents finish building their house, he is now a proud home owner.

A few months ago Reekado shared his inspirational story about how he grew up as a street hawker. [READ HERE IF YOU MISSED IT]

See what he said after the jump


Don Jazzy Talks About His Secret Formula To Making All Those Hit Songs + How He Runs Mavin Like A Family



Don Jazzy seems to have the formula to making hit songs, from “No Long Thing” with D’Banj to Doro Bucci, Mo’ Hits days to present day – Mavin Records, the man seems to have the midas touch!

The 30 year old rarely ever gives interviews, but he recently took some time to chat with City People magazine about the secret behind all  those hits, how he runs his organization to not going outside the box with his music.

Does he have the midas touch or does he just understand the Nigerian music market? Here’s what the Don said about making those back to back hits.


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?



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.

Read more after the jump


Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage & The Mavins Looking White House Frosh In Their New Photo shoot!


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Last night the Mavin crew dropped a hot new photo shoot for their fans. The brand spanking new pictures features the original Mavins: Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr. Sid, D’ Prince and the new kids on the block: Reekado Banks, Di’Ja, Korede Bello along with the label’s in house producers: Altims & BabyFresh.

The entire crew is giving us black Kennedy/White Hose vibes in one set of pictures that shows the dynasty is here to run things, and in other set their personalities shine through in another set.

Check out the pics after the jump


Our Prayers Have Been Answered! D’Banj & Don Jazzy To Reunite On 10th Anniversary Album!

It’s no secret that D’Banj’s music post Mo’Hits split is not what it once was & I guess the Kokomaster must have noticed this too because he is enlisting the help of his former BFF/business partner Don Jazzy to produce tracks on his forthcoming 10th anniversary album!

Yessssssssss! Our prayers have been answered! The D’Banj/Don Jazzy magic will be recreated again!

The duo shocked everyone when they parted ways in a messy split that shocked everyone in April 2012!

The news of their reunion came yesterday when D’Banj revealed to BeatFM presenters Olisa AdibuaMaria Okanrende in a telephone interview that Don Jazzy is working on some songs for his new album.


Listen To Tiwa Savage’s Brand New Dancehall Inspired Single “Keys To The City”


Tiwa Savage is currently in the UK on the Mavin Tour, but early this morning the Mavin First Lady dropped a brand new single called “Keys To The City” and this one is definitely one for the clubs.

The track is a mix of Afro Pop and dancehall and produced by Mavin in house producer Spellz.

Listen to it after the jump


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


Korede Bello Debuts New Single – Cold Outside

Mavin records fan favourite Doro Megasuperstar – Korede Bello yesterday debuted his brand new single called Cold Outside. The baby faced Mavin who reminds me of Justin Bieber before the drugs & multiple arrests, more than delivers on his latest Don Jazzy produced single. He’s definitely not a one hit wonder.

Listen after the jump


Dr. Sid Keeps It Real About How He Paid For His N110 Million Naira Lekki Home



Most Nigerian celebs are known for promoting an unrealistic lavish and ostentatious lifestyle with claims of Million Naira designer bags, 25 million Naira cars & 100 Million Naira homes. They never actually reveal how they pay for these things, leaving their young fans with a false impression of celebrity life.

Well Dr. Sid isn’t one of those people. In a recent interview with Punch he reveals that he financed his first home, a 100 Million Naira home in Lekki Phase 1 which he purchased last year March, with a mortgage plan.  He is scheduled to complete payment for the home in 2028.

In an interview with Punch he said,

I put a mortgage payment plan in place, based on the savings I had made four years before I started a career in music. I am still paying for the house. And by the grace of God, I will get a second one soon. I pay close to N1m a month and sometimes, more. I am going to do this for the next 25 years and I am not ashamed to say it

Dr. Sid has my respect! Hats off to him for keeping it real unlike most of his counterparts!


New Music | Gal Bad – DJ Xclusive Feat. Wizkid & D’Prince


Here’s new music from EME‘s DJ Xclusive. The track Gal Bad features D’Prince and  his label mate Wizkid. Listen below.

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