Eva Alordia, Ice Prince, Others for Coke Studio Africa Season 3

Following the success of the Coke Studio Season 2, the music platform has returned with the third Season, boasting a mix of established and new musicians. Running from October to December, according to its management, this season will bring together 28 artistes from five different countries to sing 52 songs, showcasing their local and signature styles to produce unique songs.

Nine Nigerian artistes billed to feature on the show include, Eva Alordia, Ice Prince, Flavour, Chindinma, 2Face, Yemi Alade, Olamide, MI Abaga and Afri Dija, while talented music maestro Cobhams Asuquo would bring his expertise to bear on the show as Executive Producer.

Management also revealed that Coke Studio Season 3 will be in distinct segments; mash ups between Nigerian and East African artistes; Artiste challenges; acoustic performances; and new songs from featured artistes.

There would also be a radio show version for Coke Studio Africa, airing across seven cities; Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano, Aba, Anambra and Ibadan. Also, this season, Coca Cola will engage up to 500, 000 Nigerian teens in secondary schools with an opportunity to showcase and highlight their talent with the state of the art Coke Studio bus.

Commenting on the initiative, Marketing Director, Coca-Cola, Patricia Jemibewon described the Coke Studio music platform as Coca-Cola’s way of sharing in the passions and aspirations of the African youth.  She also said it will feature ‘mash ups’ of top musical talents across Africa as well revive the atmosphere of live music, using music to encourage unity and drive African pride.

“Coke Studio is a way of showing to the youths and also   exploring the potential avenue for youths to express themselves through the music,” said Jemibewon.

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Darey Drops Star Studded Album, Naked

After weeks of anticipation, R&B superstar, Darey Art Alade has released his 5th studio album titled Naked.

The album, which was released yesterday, has been described as a raw musical expression which strips away pretense and exposes the very depth of Darey’s musical essence and emotions.

Featuring some of the best artistes in the Nigerian music scene, Naked is a fusion of R&B, Afrobeat and Soul.

The critically acclaimed album brings together stellar production work, deep and insightful musical arrangement and Darey’s signature vocals into one raw musical expression which strips away pretense and exposes the very depth of Darey’s musical essence and emotions.

“From the start of this recording project, my plan was to create music that will connect with people on a deep personal level, stand the test of time and still be fun. The whole album is a journey that I hope my fans enjoy. Over the course of my career, I have recorded hundreds of songs but I can truthfully say that what I feel is the best music I have recorded in my life is on this album. Naked is more than just an album title,” says Darey.

According to the artiste, Naked encapsulates everything he hoped it would be about. I wanted my fans to get to know me and feel me in a very close and personal way. I feel that the music on this album brings out what I wanted it to and I can’t wait for my fans to get their hands on it.”

The 13-track album features collaborations with Asa, Olamide and Soweto Gospel Choir with superb masterful production work from Oscar Heman-Ackah and some additional input from Cobhams Asuquo, Vtek and Darey himself.

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MBGN: Contestants Storm Calabar

Calabar, the Cross River State capital, Sunday, was agog as 37 contestants, drawn from the 36 States of Nigeria and the Federal Capital, and Abuja, stormed the otherwise sleepy state for this year’s edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) Pageant.

Scheduled to hold at the 5, 000-seat capacity Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC), the organisers of the event, Silverbird Group, have promised the best ever.

In a carnival-like atmosphere, Cross River residents stormed the Margaret Ekpo International Airport to receive the bevy of beauty.

Speaking to newsmen shortly on arrival at the airport, Manager Entertainment, Silverbird Group, Mr. Alozie Uzoukwu said: “The most beautiful and cleanest state in Nigeria, is hosting this year’s Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant. I promise you a world-class package that will depict real entertainment.”

As part of activities to ensure that the queens are fully acclimatized, the Cross River State Government organised a cocktail dinner, in which the girls were serenaded to scintillating mixture of drinks, music and dance.

The event which took place at the Tinapa Lakeside Hotel, Tinapa, Calabar, had in attendance the Cross River State deputy governor, Professor Ivara Esu, who represented Governor Ben Ayade, Vice President of Silverbird Group, Guy Murray-Bruce as well as top government functionaries.

Governor Ayade, who was represented by his deputy, Professor Ivara Esu, described the MBGN as a worthy venture in which the state was proud to collaborate with.

Acknowledging the international status of the pageant Governor Ayade said: “The Most Beautiful Girls in Nigeria pageant has come to be a major international and national event which is why the state is collaborating the group to take full advantage of to showcase its enormous tourism offerings.”

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Tuface Idibia Unveils Plans For His 40th Birthday

The stage is set for the boy from Otukpo, Tuface Idibia, to mark his 40th birthday in grand style.
According to insiders, the event will include a Red Cross support day, book presentation, peace awards and an all star tribute concert.
“Tuface has come a long way and is a pioneer as far as the afro hip hop revolution is concerned. He has wrapped up plans to celebrate in grand style his 40thbirthday. The event will include a red cross support day, book presentation, peace awards and a star tribute concert which will feature a plethora of Nigerian artistes.”
Tuface kick-started his music officially in 1996 after he hooked up with Blackface and together they formed the now defunct Platashun Boiz. Faze later joined them in 1999.
However, they broke up in 2003 and Tuface started his solo career. Today he has released a couple of albums including Face 2Face and Grass To Grace among others.


Actress Celebrates Husband On 8th Wedding Anniversary

Actress and Producer, Tana Adelana, took to instagram on Tuesday to celebrate her wedding anniversary

Nollywood actress, Christiana Nkem, popularly known as Tana Adelana, has taken to instagram to celebrate 8 years of matrimony with her husband, Femi Adelana.

The Muliti-award winning OAP, model, Red Carpet host, and producer, put up a picture of her and her husband, withe the caption:

“Don’t need to say much. #MRX #supportsystem #myshoulder #mylove #weddinganniversary #8years #11yearsoffriendship.”

Tana Adelana with husbandplayTana Adelana with husband


Last month, in an interview with Sun News, when she was asked what advise she had for intending spouses, she said:

“I was very young when I got married. I never had the formula for marrying the right man but I married Femi Adelana because he loved me unconditionally.

Love is very important in marriage and every other thing is additional. But a lot of people get into mar­riage for different reasons; money, comfort, physical looks or money.

Hon­estly, love or comfort is not enough reason to consider in choosing your spouse but you need God to have a sus­tainable marriage and if you make God the pillar of your marriage, it will never collapse.

And most importantly, we must be submissive to our spouses.”


Nigerian Church Honours Don Jazzy

The Cherubim and Seraphim church gave the b

The Cherubim and Seraphim church has referred to Michael Collins Ajereh aka Don Jazzy as a worthy son of the church.

The statement was made at an award ceremony organised to honour the Mavin Records boss.

The Cherubim and Seraphim church gave the boss with an honorary award.

In his response, Don Jazzy said he is a regular member of the church.

Boss with an honorary award.


Mavin records boss, Don Jazzy, definitely knows how to keep fans and media guessing and wondering about his kind of personality but can never be predicted on his next moves.

The music producer in a chat with Netng, in Mauritius where he attended the 2015 MultiChoice Africa content Showcase, speaking about his love life which he has tried to keep away from the media, revealed that his girlfriend’s name is Onome and she just graduated from school.

When asked if any marriage plans were on the way, the music producer stated that he has no idea of such for now.

Don Jazzy when further probe to know if he has any child outside wedlock, stressed that he is not sure as anyone could come out to claim he bore a child for him. He added that if he has a child before wedding, he will never get married.

“I don’t know if I have a child somewhere, but for now, I don’t. I don’t actually mind if someone comes and says this 9-year-old boy is your son and we do a test and I see it’s mine, I’ won’t mind. But if I have a child before wedding, then I won’t get married anymore because there’s no point,” he said.


Davido, Yemi Alade, Aka, Diamond Platnumz Stars Nominated For ‘Best African Act’ Category At This Year’s MTV EMA!

The nominees are in and the race is on for the much-coveted 2015 MTV EMA Best African Act award

This year’s nominees for the Europe Music Awards 2015 are AKA (South Africa), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria) and Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), but there’s still one spot left.

MTV is giving music lovers across the nation the power to tweet and vote for the fifth ‘wildcard’ nominee in the category.

Voting is open until Monday 14 September at 23:59 CAT so get tweeting!

Fans can tweet and vote for one of the following artists to be the fifth Best African Act nominee using #MTVEMA and the artist’s hashtag:

Wizkid                          –           #NominateWizkid

K.O.                             –           #NominateKO

Stonebwoy                 –           #NominateStonebwoy

Cassper Nyovest        –           #NominateCassper

DJ Arafat                     –           #NominateDJArafat

Wildcard winners and nominees in all 2015 MTV EMA categories will be announced on 15 September at 13:00 CA, while voting will open on www.mtvema.com.

The 2015 MTV EMA will broadcast live on MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Sunday 25 October at 21:00 WAT/22:00 CAT from the Mediolanum Forum in Milan.

Official pre-show begins at 20:00 WAT/21:00 CAT.


Uche Jombo, Chioma Akpotha In Fitness Fight

Popular Nollywood actress Uche Jombo-Rodriguez has taken up a challenge issued by her good friend, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha.

Uche, who gave birth to her first son on May 7, 2015, was challenged by Chioma to lose the pregnancy weight.

The Nollywood actress and movie producer, who is married to Kenney Rodriguez, is now working on shedding the weight thanks to her friend’s challenge.

Uche revealed this in a photo she shared with her fans on Instagram a few hours ago.

Uche Jombo in the gym

“i have been delaying going back to working out..you know the normal i will start tomorrow bla bla and the lord sent @chiomakpotha to me today to challenge me in a #fitFight since my son’s new ‘future girlfriend is involved in her challenge i decided to take my ass back to the gym i mean what kind of a mother will i be if i let her get away with ‘mouthing’ me off so chioma this picture is for YOU and i am very sure @k8henshaw didn’t say nothing about 3mins ‘tired’ UJ ….IT begins  #1stDayBackAtTheGym #bringItOn”

Lot of new mothers hit the gym soon after delivery especially the celebrity mothers so as to get back to their pre-birth shape.

Other celebrity mothers who are hitting the gym after delivery are Simi Esiri, Karen Igho-Rakos, Sonnia Ogbonna while Tiwa Savage can’t wait.


21-Day-Old Tiwa Savage Baby Goes Out With Mum (Photo)

New mum Tiwa savage had a day out with her 21-day-old baby on the streets of London yesterday.

The proud mum and Mavin records diva shared a photo of their day out on Instagram

Baby Billz face is still being concealed by both parents. Tiwa made sure she did not reveal her son’s face, same thing her husband, Tee Billz did few weeks backTiwa Savage’s baby have been attracting attention and maybe an endoresment