Posts Tagged “Music”

NIGERIAN ARTISTES DOMINATE LIST OF NOMINEES FOR AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS

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NIGERIAN ARTISTES DOMINATE LIST OF NOMINEES FOR AFRICA MUSIC AWARDS

The 3rd edition of the music awards, which is taking place in Lagos, South-west Nigeria, kicks off with jury members from different regions in Africa. Nigerian music seems to be dominating, as artists such as Aramide, Tiwa Savage, Shey Shay in the female category and Wizkid, Flavor and Tekno, in the male category, have topped the on-going…

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NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY TO MARK “NO MUSIC DAY”

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NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY TO MARK “NO MUSIC DAY”

By Anozie Egole The Nigerian music industry has stepped up plans to mark the annual ‘No Music Day’ across Nigeria, next month. Themed “The Monetisation of Musical Content in the Digital Space” the event is a day the music industry has dedicated to bring the attention of the Nigerian nation to the widespread infringement of…

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NIGERIAN DJ SETS WORLD RECORD WITH MARATHON 10-DAY SET

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NIGERIAN DJ SETS WORLD RECORD WITH MARATHON 10-DAY SET

A Nigerian DJ has broken the world record for the longest ever DJ set. Earlier this month, DJ Obi, aka Obi Ajuonuma, completed a 240-hour marathon on the decks at a Lagos cafe, smashing the previous record of 200 hours set in Dublin by a Polish DJ called Norbert Selmaj in November 2014. The record…

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6 IMPORTANT DRUMS OF THE YORUBA PEOPLE

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6 IMPORTANT DRUMS OF THE YORUBA PEOPLE

1. Gangan/ Dundun (Talking Drum): Gangan is also known as ‘Talking drums’ . It holds a special place in the tradition of the Yoruba people, and its use in Yoruba folklore cannot be overemphasized. Its origin can be traced to the Old Oyo Empire in South-West, Nigeria. It was introduced as a means of communication during inauguration of the Alaafin of Oyo. Talking Drums are used to imitate different tone and chant patterns of the Yoruba language. Its hourglass shape makes it possible for it to be held under the arm. It is made of adjustable cords. This cords can determine the pitch of the drum. If the cords and strings are pulled hard, the sound or tone from the drum would increase and if the chords are softly squeezed, the sound will be low. They are frequently used in modern churches, festivals, wedding ceremonies and carnivals.

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MSSL TO BUILD ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLY PLANT IN NIGERIA

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MSSL TO BUILD ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLY PLANT IN NIGERIA

Describing the Nigerian entertainment industry as, “A gold mine waiting to be tapped,” Kola-Daisi noted, “I see the Nigerian entertainment industry becoming as globally competitive as the United States and our content will be fully global if properly harnessed,” he stressed. He further spoke on the myriad of untapped talents in the country.

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CHAT WITH LAOLU: THE NIGERIAN ARTIST BEHIND THE YORUBA BODY ART IN BEYONCE’S ‘LEMONADE’

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CHAT WITH LAOLU: THE NIGERIAN ARTIST BEHIND THE YORUBA BODY ART IN BEYONCE’S ‘LEMONADE’

The paint is a white ink with very spiritual meaning in Yoruba culture. It’s something we often use as a dedication to worship of orishas, the gods in Yoruba religion. The vision Beyoncé had was very intense and deep — connecting with the Yoruba culture and all. You know, the Yoruba religion and culture has traveled all over the world after the slave trade, and it resonates so much with African people from the diaspora all over the world.

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RELOCATING TO NIGERIA MADE ME DISCOVER MYSELF –BURNA BOY

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RELOCATING TO NIGERIA MADE ME DISCOVER MYSELF –BURNA BOY

According to him, “Relocating to Nigeria made me find myself. It made me understand life more and made me see the bigger picture of the world in the grand scheme of things. It helped me recreate myself. I am the kind of guy that takes life as it comes whatever happens, happens. Music is my real wife, every other thing comes after”

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DJ OBI ATTEMPTS BREAKING LONGEST DJ SET GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

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DJ OBI ATTEMPTS BREAKING LONGEST DJ SET GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

DJ Obi, one of Nigeria’s foremost DJ’s has announced an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Longest DJ Set. The ten-day set began by 10pm on June 22nd and will run through 10 p.m. on July 1st, 2016. The current record for Longest DJ Set is 200 hours and was set on November…

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PHONES RING UP MILLIONS FOR NIGERIAN MUSICIANS

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PHONES RING UP MILLIONS FOR NIGERIAN MUSICIANS

By Eleni Giokos and Logan Whiteside Dial a random phone number in Nigeria and you’re more likely to hear music than a standard repetitive ring. That’s because the latest trend to sweep the nation of 170 million is something called a ring-back tone. For the uninitiated, a ring-back tone is a musical selection, picked by…

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ONYEKA ONWENU AND KING SUNNY ADE REUNITE ON STAGE

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ONYEKA ONWENU AND KING SUNNY ADE REUNITE ON STAGE

Onyeka used the opportunity to speak on pre-marital sex. She urged young people to exercise patience and restraint until they were of age or married before they start having sex. “The message of our song has remained same over the years. Young couples should not mess themselves up or jeopardize their future with sex. They should wait for each other, they should wait for the right time. The right time is during marriage, then they can start having children honourably. They should say ‘no’ to pre-marital sex and unwanted pregnancies,” she said. ‘Wait for Me’ is a song preaching abstinence, which showed KSA and a much younger Onyeka Onwenu acting as lovers.

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