Davido Signs Sauce Kid Aka Sinzuu Into DMW

Popular singer, Davido on Monday signed US-based Nigerian rapper, Babalola Falemi, aka Sauce Kid or Sinzuu, to his DMW record label.

This is coming few weeks after Saucekid was released from jail in America.

Davido and DMW made the announcement on their Instagram pages, sharing a photo of the artiste signing his contract.

The caption read: ”Announcing my new artiste, New DMW signee, Sinzuu.”

it was recalls that the ‘Assurance’ crooner had last week signed new artist, Idowest to the record label, DMW.

 

Davido then explained that he signed Idowest because he has worked hard and proven to be a part of his team.

 

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Lawmaker Gives Wife G-Wagon With Number Plate ‘Assurance’

Femi Gbajabiamila, legislator representing Surulere 1 Constituency in the House of Representatives, surprised his wife with a brand new G-Wagon on her 50th birthday.

Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu, shared the photos and video from the birthday party which saw the birthday ‘girl’ wearing two voluminous dresses, while the lawmaker wore a Gucci Heritage Web tape crêpe wool jacket worth $3,450 (N1.2m), paired with matching flared pants that cost another $1,350 (N487,350).

The number plate of the G-Wagon is ‘Assurance,’ obviously riding on the trend set by singer, Davido, when he gifted his girlfriend, Chioma, a Porsche on her birthday and called it Assurance.

 

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Greed Responsible For Remedies Breakup – Eedris Abdulkareem

Eedris Abdulkareem of the defunct The Remedies music group speaks on the formation of the group, what led to its break-up, and other issues 

What factors would you say have brought you this far?

For one to be successful, you need to ask God for favour and grace because talent alone cannot take you anywhere. There are a lot of talented people in this country, but they are frustrated and unfulfilled. I give glory to God that I am in a position of relevance today. In life, if you don’t ask God for what you want, you will have to ask the devil. When you ask the devil for things, he will give you but he will also take something in return. However, God’s blessing is slow and steady. I am very happy that The Remedies and a few other artistes made a difference. If some of us didn’t fight individually and collectively for what these younger ones are enjoying now, a lot of youths would have gone into armed robbery or other terrible things. We thank God that we’ve been able to create employment for a lot of youths. However, some of them don’t appreciate our efforts.

How did Remedies come about?

I used to be known as Mr. Remedy before I left Kano. Everyone who knew me in Kano then called me Mr. Remedy. When I was leaving Kano, I told my mother that I was going to Lagos to meet with Kenny Ogungbe and Dayo Adeneye, and that once I saw them, I would become successful. She advised me not to sleep with another man’s wife, not to backbite and that I should be prayerful.

When I got to Lagos, I couldn’t go to my father’s house because he is a polygamist. I have learnt so much from that experience and I would never advise anyone to marry more than a wife. Though we are in good terms now, it wasn’t easy then.

When I came to Lagos, I slept under the bridge at CMS, Lagos Island, for six months. God later directed me to go to Raypower in the Alagbado area of the state. He told me that I would see Kenny Ogungbe or D1, and that one of them would help me. On getting there, I couldn’t just walk in since I didn’t know anyone there. Meanwhile, there was an uncompleted building in the area, and I started living there. From there, I monitored Kenny and D1’s cars. One day, the late Steve Kadiri called me and asked what I was doing there. I told him I wanted to meet Kenny and D1; that I had an idea I wanted to sell to them. Since they were having a concert at the Yaba College of Technology that day, he asked me to come along. He introduced me to Eddy Montana and asked Gbenga Awe to produce a beat for us. He advised us to stay together, but that in the future, we could decide to go our separate ways. We went to a studio in Alagbado and we recorded Shakomo.

While I was still staying in the uncompleted building opposite Raypower, Eddy went back to his family house. With the help of Steve, I was eventually able to see Baba Keke one day. Unfortunately, he wasn’t in a good mood and he sent me out of the studio. When Steve returned a few hours later, he asked me to come in again and that was how Shakomo was released. Eddy heard it and rushed to the studio. That was the revolution that created Nigerian hip-hop today.

How did you cope with Eddy, who was a stranger to you at that time?

I didn’t have a choice and we both had the same dream. I also knew that in the future, we would do things differently. It was a good thing that we came together as a team because we needed each other then.

When and how did Tony Tetuila join The Remedies?

Tony joined us a year after we started. He told us that he would speak with his sister to bring in money to invest in the group. We were struggling seriously and we needed the money to stabilise things. We were only interested in his money at that time and we collected it. You cannot blame us; we were just young boys trying to do something meaningful with our lives.

How much did Tetuila bring in?

It was about N350,000 or N500, 000; I can’t remember the exact amount. The challenge we had then was that we had already recorded some songs and we couldn’t go back to the studio to remake them. Tony’s voice was not in Shakomo and Judile, but he used to perform the songs with us. Since we had committed ourselves, we had to carry him along in everything we did.

However, few months after Tony joined us, we went on a tour and made some millions. From that experience, I learnt that it is good to be straightforward and keep to one’s words. When we were done with the tour, we all became greedy and we started having issues. That was when we realised that Tony couldn’t sing. Tony then left the group and released Omode Meta with Plantashun Boyz. At some point too, Eddy and I went our separate ways.

What lessons did you learn from the breakup?

It was a win-win situation for the three of us, but I think the person who benefited most was Tony. He was not a musician at the time we met in Ilorin at an event. He just loved showbiz and wanted to be successful. He came up with the money and we needed it to grow. Despite not being a musician at the start, he developed himself. Whenever I was writing songs, he would always watch me. As a result of his passion, he came out with a solo album and made a nice career for himself in the music industry. Eddy and I also took our chances.

Would it be right to say that the group broke up when money started coming in?

Yes, it was money. It couldn’t have been women because I wasn’t interested in women then. When money came, each person started feeling he could do things alone.

What are your regrets?

I don’t have regrets because I was prepared and I wanted to be a solo artiste from the outset. I just needed an opportunity to see Kenny Ogungbe and Steve Kadiri made it happen. I also met Eddy. I think God’s hand was in all that happened. He wanted us to be a group of artistes before doing our own things separately. Moreover, ten friends cannot be friends for ten years.

The experience was a beautiful one, and the fight we had could have happened to anyone. We later became competitive and highly determined to succeed differently.

Why did The Remedies attempt a come-back last year?

We grew and found out that money is not everything in life. We realised that what we fought over was not necessary and people are still in love with us. We felt we should record an album together and it would not affect our solo careers. We had to fight for everyone to understand where they belonged and for us to know our individual strengths.

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Songwriting: Simi Better Than Me – Adekunle Gold

Nigerian Singer, Adekunle Gold says colleague, Simi is better than him as a song writer.

Adekunle Gold disclosed this to fans at his album listening on Friday.

According to him, Simi has a hand in every song he has released, adding that she must validate his songs before he puts it out.

“Any song I write and Simi does not validate I don’t put out.

“Every single I’ve released Simi has a hand in it. She is a better song writer than me and I say this all the time.

“So, if she says no I agree, I have learnt so much from her.”


Meanwhile, both artistes are yet to validate or deny reports of them dating.

 

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Tekno, Prety Girlfriend, Lola Rae Blessed With Baby Girl

Popular musician, Tekno, and his long standing girlfriend, Lola Rae, have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl. Tekno and Lola Rae On his Instagram handle, teknoofificial, Tekno on Saturday congratulated himself “for this beautiful new born baby’’. “I am proud to be called a dad! Thanks you once again for putting things together.’’ 25-year-old Augustine Miles Kelechi popularly known by his stage name Tekno Miles or simply Tekno, from Ebonyi state has been dating Lola for a long time. Tekno, a singer-songwriter, producer, performer and dancer and an Ebonyi State indigene has yet to marry Lola. Rachel Akosua Funmilola Garton, 27, professionally known as Lola Rae, is a Nigerian-born singer and dancer of Ghanaian and British descent. The arrival of the baby has heralded social comments, with Slay Queen (Period Partner), ‏ @duchesskk, saying: “Tekno and Lola Rae having a baby together is all the shock I need for the rest of the month. Thanks’’. Non_Vogue Ass @voguechic said: “I didnt even know Lola rae and Tekno were still together let alone pregnant! Congrats to both. A baby is a blessing.’’ Fat Belly ‘Nenye @The_Nenye, posted: “I thought Lola Rae dating Tekno was a joke. Well dang! They have a baby together now.’’ Did #tekno and #LolaRae just welcome a baby? Well, it seems sohttps://t.co/SN8JAUcsPR pic.twitter.com/LdpZOw509E — Duchess (@chomzy05) May 26, 2018 Music star #Tekno welcomes new baby with his pretty girlfriend #Lolarae also a singer. #GurutrendsTv #Newbaby pic.twitter.com/w0EhLFCdAr — Gurutrendstv (@GurutrendsTv) May 26, 2018 I found this interesting I didin’t find this interesting

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Adekunle Gold Drops ‘About 30’, Says I’m Overwhelmed

Nigeria’s alternative sound singer, Adekunle Gold on Friday expressed how overwhelmed he was at the way his fans loved his new album, About 30.

The singer took to his Twitter handle to express his gratitude, by retweeting all the reviews about his new album, which was released on Friday (today).

Adekunle Gold shared artwork of the album on his Instagram page with the caption:

“I am really emotional right now.
I could cry happy tears.
This album, #About30, is a reflection of my heart, my fears, my pleasures, my pain, my losses and my faith.
With the love you give me? I would do it again and again and again and one more time.
I want you to listen intentionally, absorb and create your own stories from it. It is yours and not for anyone to interpret. Not even me.
I also want you to know that without your ears and your heart, my voice is on mute.
I love you all and I am eternally grateful for you sharing it too.
Yours.
AG”

About 30 is a 14-track album with collaborations with different artistes.

 

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Weinstein Turns Himself In To NY Police Station

Fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York police on Friday to face sex crime charges, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of assault accusations and triggered the global #MeToo movement.

The former powerbroker — once the toast of Hollywood, whose films won scores of Oscars — is likely to be charged with raping one woman and forcing another into performing oral sex, US media have reported.

The 66-year-old former studio boss walked into the downtown Manhattan police station shortly before 7:30 am (1130 GMT) wearing a pale button-down shirt, a blue sweater and a dark blazer before a mob of television cameras.

Inside he was expected to have his mugshot and fingerprints taken, before being taken to a Manhattan court, where The New York Times reports that he will put up $1 million in cash and agree to wear a monitoring device.

His travel will be restricted and he will surrender his passport.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office and New York police have investigated Weinstein for months, coming under growing pressure from the Time’s Up movement to bring the disgraced producer to justice.

A Friday court appearance would mark the first criminal charges filed against the twice-married, shamed former titan.

Lucia Evans, who said he forced her into oral sex in 2004, is thought to be at least one of the women whose cases he will be charged over, according to US media.

Ben Brafman, Weinstein’s powerful defense attorney, has declined to comment. Neither the district attorney’s office nor the police department has also spoken publicly about his surrender.

Police have, however, previously confirmed an active Weinstein investigation regarding Evans, who was an aspiring actress at the time.

New York police have also confirmed a credible rape allegation against Weinstein after “Boardwalk Empire” actress Paz de la Huerta accused him of raping her twice at her New York apartment in late 2010.

The mogul’s career went down in flames last October over sexual assault allegations following bombshell articles in The New York Times and New Yorker, which sparked a sexual harassment watershed across the United States and won both outlets a Pulitzer.

Women around the world came forward with similar cases of sexual mistreatment by men.

More than 100 women have since accused the 66-year-old of crimes ranging from sexual harassment to assault and rape going back 40 years.

More than two dozen actresses including Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie say they were sexually harassed by the producer. A few, including Asia Argento and Rose McGowan, said they were raped.

“We are one step closer to justice,” McGowan was quoted as saying by Variety. “May this give hope to all victims and survivors everywhere.”

Evans, now a marketing consultant, told The New Yorker that Weinstein approached her in a club in 2004 and that an assistant subsequently set up a daytime meeting at the Miramax office in Tribeca.

“He forced me to perform oral sex on him,” she said. “I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t,’” she added.

Weinstein has denied any non-consensual sex and has reportedly been in treatment for sex addiction.

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Newlyweds Harry And Meghan Make First Appearance

Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended their first engagement as a couple on Tuesday after their spectacular, tradition-defying wedding at Windsor Castle on Saturday.

The two, now officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after receiving the title from Queen Elizabeth II, attended a party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 70th birthday of Harry’s father, Prince Charles.

Tuesday’s event is intended as a celebration of Prince Charles’s charity work and also includes emergency services personnel who were first responders after the attack in Manchester last year.

At the event, Harry gave a short speech about his father in which he said that the prince’s “enthusiasm and energy are truly infectious.”

Kensington Palace has said the couple are not intending to go on honeymoon straight away and will instead press ahead with their royal engagements.

Meghan has hinted that she may now champion feminist causes, stating in her official royal family website biography: “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist.”

Saturday’s wedding blended royal custom with elements of Meghan’s African-American cultural heritage and she walked part of the way through the chapel on her own in what was interpreted as a feminist statement.

Harry and Meghan on Monday thanked everyone who took part in their wedding celebrations, as official photographs of the nuptials were released.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

“They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world,” it said.

Meghan’s biography on the royal family website published on Sunday, focuses on her support for social justice and women’s empowerment causes.

The biography mentioned that she campaigned to change the wording on a TV advert that used sexist language when she was just 11 years old and volunteered at a soup kitchen in Los Angeles as a teenager.

There is little mention, however, of her acting career, including her role as savvy para-legal Rachel Zane in the US drama series “Suits”.

The description of Meghan as a proud feminist prompted press speculation that she may challenge the royal family’s tradition of not getting involved in politically sensitive subjects.

The Daily Mail on Monday sounded a note of caution.

“She must be careful that her enthusiasm for these causes doesn’t allow her to be pulled into the political fray. To survive, the monarchy must remain scrupulously neutral,” it said.

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Nigerian Musician, Kiss Daniel Changes Stage Name

Nigerian musician, Daniel Anidugbe, popularly known as Kiss Daniel, has changed his stage name.

The artiste on Tuesday afternoon changed his stage name to Kizz Daniel from Kiss Daniel.

This was as he reflected the change in his social media accounts.

The singer recently left his former label, G-Worldwide, due to uncertain legal circumstances that have seen some of his recent songs removed from music stores.

The record label reportedly owns the stage name “Kiss Daniel”, as such the singer was not expected to trade under it.

The singer had started his own record label and was trading with “Kiss Daniel & FLY BOY INC”.

 

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