Davido & Chioma’s son, Ifeanyi reported dead

According to the news that circulated on social media, Ifeanyi who clocked 3 eleven days ago fell into a pool where he was found drowned. He was later rushed to a hospital in Lekki where he was confirmed dead on arrival.

The news of Ifeanyi’s death was first brought to the attention of Nigerian actress Eniola Badmus who posted a cryptic message of a heartbreak emoji on her Instagram story before it was later deleted.

Similarly, media personality Daddy Freeze also suggested the news might be true when he shared that he won’t be having his usual live session tonight because of the painful loss suffered by someone close to him.

Celebrities including comedians Ayo Makun and Lasisi Elenu have both reacted to the news and described it as unfortunate.

As of the time of filling this report, Davido’s family is yet to confirm the news of his son’s death.

Migos Rapper Takeoff Reportedly Shot & Killed in Houston

It’s being reported that Migos rapper Takeoff was shot and killed early Tuesday morning (Nov. 1) in Houston, Texas.

While details are scarce at the moment, sources are saying Takeoff was gunned down at a place called Billiards & Bowling.

There’s also a video circulating social media showing the 28-year-old rapper (born: Kirshnik Khari Ball) laying in a pool of blood, which we will not share.

The sad news has yet to be officially confirmed, but multiple sources are reporting the story. It was initially reported that Quavo, who was with Takeoff at the time, had also been shot, but sources close to the group denied those reports. Stay tuned for updates…

Rumble drops ” Yakata ” feat Essy Allen + Download link

Prolific Nigerian Afro-beats Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer and Audio Engineer, Rumble has emerged with the smash tune tagged, “Yakata”
This time, Nigerian Afro-beats Singer Rumble effortlessly delivers beautiful melodies and with his unique penmanship talks about how it feels to be lost in love.

Yakata is an Alternate Sound with catchy melody and amazing percussive play.
Rumble had to collaborate with an amazing female Vocalist, singer and song writer Essy Allen to put this master piece together to ensure the song has so much soul to connect with the audience in the right way.
Be sure to be lost in love listening to this master piece.

Download ” Yakata ” by Rumble X Essy Allen

 

Apple Music announces Show Dem Camp as the featured artist for October’s Rap Life Africa

They chatted about the duo’s new album ‘Palmwine Music 3’, available to stream on Apple Music, the final chapter of an album trilogy that began in 2017.

Rap Life Africa radio also features brand new tracks from South African rapper AKA called ‘Lemons (Lemonade)’ feat. Nasty C and Ghanaian highlife rapper Black Sherif’s ‘SOJA’.

Palmwine Music 3′: Show Dem Camp’s latest album is an exhibition of flawless rap techniques and pristine storytelling bound together by their joie de vivre. Played out across 14 songs and three skits, the album features OxladeBellah, and Mannywellz and showcases some of their catchiest and most radio-friendly

The album was released on 30th September is SDC’s 10th album. As Alternative artists, they have released the highly celebrated Palm Wine music series which has spanned three albums: Palmwine Music (2017)’, ‘Palmwine Music 2 (2018), and ‘Palmwine Express (2019)’.

On the Hip Hop side, they have released 6 albums: ‘Clone Wars Vol.1 (2010), ‘The Dreamers Project (2011)’, ‘Clone Wars II (The Subsidy) 2012)‘, ‘Clone Wars III (The Recession) 2016′, ‘Clone Wars Vol. IV (These Buhari Times) 2019′ and ‘Clone Wars Vol. V (2021)’.

Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’ surpasses 100 million views on YouTube

Nigerian megastar and Grammy winner Burna Boy has established himself as Africa’s leading export as well as one of the biggest artist globally. His 2022 hit single ‘Last Last’ off his ‘Love Damini’ album has gone on to become of the biggest songs off the continent in 2022.

In another giant stride, ‘Last Last’ has surpassed 100 million views on YouTube joining ‘YE’ and ‘On the Low’ as Burna Boy’s songs to have surpassed the 100 million views mark.

‘Last Last’ enjoyed a fine run in Nigeria where it reached Number 4 on TurnTable Top 100 and Number one on Apple Music Nigeria Top 100.

‘Last Last’ has enjoyed impressive success internationally with the song reaching a Number 4 peak on the UK Singles Chart and a Number 44 peak on Billboard Hot 100.

Listeners are yet to see the last of ‘Last Last’ as Burna Boy has revealed that he is working on a ‘Love Damini’ deluxe which will likely have a ‘Last Last’ remix featuring UK rapper Dave.

Ada Ehi becomes the second Gospel artist in Africa to hit 100 million views on YouTube

Ada Ogochukwu Ehi, simply known by her stage name Ada Ehi, is widely known and celebrated for her vocal dexterity, inspirational songs and top notch music videos. With her hit record ‘Only You Jesus’ surpassing the 100 million streams mark on YouTube, Ada Ehi now joins famous gospel artist Sinach as the only African gospel acts to hit 100 million view on YouTube.

Since arriving on the scene, Ada Ehi has gone on to become a star with a sizeable fan base which is evidence in her Youtube channel that currently boats of over 360,000 Million views and 1.46 Million subscribers.

The talented Ada Ehi was recently awarded The Achievers award in the UK and she also won CLIMA AWARDS as 2022 best collaboration song ‘Congratulations’ featuring Buchi.

After over 6 years of its release ‘Only You Jesus’ remains fresh and appealing to listeners which has contributed to its steady rise in number.

Kizz Daniel is set to perform at the 2022 World Cup

A few months ago, Kizz Daniel tweeted that he would love to perform his hit single ‘Buga’ at the World Cup. It will appear that the universe has granted Kizz Daniel’s request as he is now set to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA world cup in Qatar.

Kizz has enjoyed a successful 2022 with his single ‘Buga’ becoming one of the biggest singles out of the continent. After embarking on a successful ‘Afroclassic Tour’ of the UK, US, Canada, and select African countries, Kizz Daniel is set to take ‘Buga’ to the biggest event in an event in competitive sport.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to hold in Qatar from Sunday, 20 Nov to Sunday, 18 Dec 2022. Fans will be excited at the news of getting to see Nigerian artists perform at the World in what is another high point for Afrobeats.

EMPIRE announces Africa compilation album, ‘Where We Come From (V0L.1)’

Set to highlight the rising talent from their ever-growing roster on the continent, Where We Come From (Vol. 1), is a testament to Africa’s ability to foster unity through music. Working on this album has been one of the highlights of my career, Bnxn fka Buju said. “I feel blessed to have been around so much talent, drive, and creativity all in the same room. This album is about showcasing the best that Africa has to offer, and we’ve done that.

The compilation project is a body of work created during the writing camp at EMPIRE’s headquarters in San Francisco directly following their first showcase “The New Africa” during the second night of SXSW in March. The crowd saw performances by BNXN fka BujuChequeFireboy DML, June FreedomL.A.X, Wande Coal, and other African music trailblazers who are signed to EMPIRE. Artists set to be spotlighted on the upcoming project include Fireboy DML, Olamide, Bnxn fka Buju, Navy Kenzo, Wande Coal, Tolani, Black Sherif, Leil, Kizz Daniel, L.A.X, and more.

“This album is a collective of multi-talented, independent artists, who we’ve partnered with to help create a legacy of cultural appreciation and collaboration, ” Ezegozie Eze, Jr., VP, Strategy and Market Development – Africa & Diaspora said. “Building this platform is one way we plan to further highlight the soundscapes of Africa and the diversity of its artists. It’s a celebration of familiar sounds and the emerging fusions, of familiar voices and rising stars. We’re extremely appreciative of the time and dedication it took everyone involved to put this together.”

EMPIRE Africa globalized EMPIRE’s existing success in America by further highlighting and developing the accomplishments of Nigerian artists like Fireboy DML, Bnxn fka Buju, Olamide, KiDi, Black Sherif, and Asake. Named as the top label in Nigeria, EMPIRE holds this title by market share and as the top music company with the collective most No. 1’s in Nigeria according to TurnTable Charts, the Billboard equivalent in Africa. Furthermore,

Burna Boy, Tems, Ayra Starr, Black Sherif nominated for 2022 MTV EMAs [See Full Nominee List]

Nominated for the Best African Act are the Nigerian trio of Burna BoyTems, and Ayra Starr who will face competition from Ghanaian fast-rising Hip Hop star Black Sherif, South African artist Musa Keys, and Tanzanian singer Zuchu.

Nigerian international singer Tems was also nominated for the Best New Artist award alongside Baby Keem, Dove Cameron, GAYLE, SEVENTEEN, and Stephen Sanchez.

SEE FULL NOMINATION LIST BELOW.

BEST SONG

  • Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”
  • Harry Styles – “As It Was”
  • Jack Harlow – “First Class”
  • Lizzo – “About Damn Time”
  • Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”
  • ROSALÍA – “DESPECHÁ”

BEST VIDEO

  • BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom”
  • Doja Cat – “Woman”
  • Harry Styles – “As It Was”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”
  • Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”
  • Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”

BEST ARTIST

  • Adele
  • Beyoncé
  • Harry Styles
  • Nicki Minaj
  • ROSALÍA
  • Taylor Swift

BEST COLLABORATION

  • Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”
  • David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – “I’m Good (Blue)”
  • DJ Khaled ft. Drake & Lil Baby – “STAYING ALIVE”
  • Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”
  • Post Malone ft. Doja Cat – “I Like You (A Happier Song)”
  • Shakira ft. Rauw Alejandro – “Te Felicito”
  • Tiësto & Ava Max – “The Motto”

BEST LIVE

  • Coldplay
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Harry Styles
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lady Gaga
  • The Weeknd

BEST POP

  • Billie Eilish
  • Doja Cat
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Harry Styles
  • Lizzo
  • Taylor Swift

BEST NEW

  • Baby Keem
  • Dove Cameron
  • GAYLE
  • SEVENTEEN
  • Stephen Sanchez
  • Tems

BEST K-POP

  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS
  • ITZY
  • LISA
  • SEVENTEEN
  • TWICE

BEST LATIN

  • Anitta
  • Bad Bunny
  • Becky G
  • J Balvin
  • ROSALÍA
  • Shakira

BEST ELECTRONIC

  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • DJ Snake
  • Marshmello
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Tiësto

BEST HIP HOP

  • Drake
  • Future
  • Jack Harlow
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Baby
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj

BEST ROCK

  • Foo Fighters
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Måneskin
  • Muse
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Killers

BEST ALTERNATIVE

  • Gorillaz
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Tame Impala
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • YUNGBLUD

BEST R&B

Popular Igbo rapper Tidinz reportedly dies from drug related complications

Indigenous Igbo rapper Tidinz has been reported dead from a drug related complications. Tweets and images of the news of Tidinz death surfaced online on Monday, 10th October 2022. According to different accounts, the rapper was said to have died from drug overdose while others claim he was poisoned.

Dilichukwu Okonkwo popularly known by his stage name Tidinz was born on April 12 1996. He hails from from Enugu, Nigeria from where set up his base and established himself as one of the finest Igbo rappers. Tidinz has worked with popular artists including fellow Igbo rappers Phyno and Zoro. He died at the age of 26 and his death has been met with sadness from fans and colleagues.…

Burna Boy receives MFR Award from President Buhari

President Buhari on 11th, October 2022 presented the 437 nominees for the National Awards with their awards in a ceremony that held at the Government House Villa in Aso Rock. Afrobeats megastar Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu AKA Burna Boy was one of the 75 individuals presented with the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic award

The award which was presented in recognition of his groundbreaking exploits that includes becoming the first Nigerian contemporary artist to win the Grammy was received on behalf of Burna Boy by his father.…

“She threatened me with a knife and told me to open my phone” —Singer Lojay shares domestic abuse experience

Like other countries in Africa, Nigeria has a high incidence of domestic violence. In Nigeria, it is deeply ingrained in the culture that hitting a woman as a form of discipline is acceptable. Now, women are following that belief system’s lead as well. Despite how strange that may sound, it is true.

In a recent podcast with Pulse, Nigerian singer and vocalist Lojay acknowledges having been in an abusive relationship in the past. He admits that the woman had previously stabbed him, and the wound was still visible on his body.

He said that the union lasted six years, starting when he was 16 and ending only when he was 22.

The woman, who also happened to be his first love, had her good and bad times, but the violent portion began with tiny assaults and attacks like tossing shoes when she got upset, which the singer admitted to have found amusing at the time, until things became violent and more physical.

He added that because the woman had so many positive traits, he didn’t realize that the actions were abusive at the time.

“she stabbed me with a fork; that day was hilarious. She smashed a kettle on my head and dented that sh*t. Then, she stabbed me in the hand with a fork. It is a horror story; the mark is with me forever. The funny thing about the moment is that when I look back, the first strike she took was directly to my chest but because it was a fork, it didn’t really cut a lot, but what if it was a knife?”

“…the bad part was that at the time, I didn’t even realize that it was abuse. Because at the time, she’d do like 30 good things and then do like 2 f**d up things.”

The celebrity then spoke on the moment the romance came to an end. He said that he was ill and that while he was sipping water, the lady hit

BET Hip Hop Awards 2022: The Complete Winners List

The 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards has arrived! Hip hop’s biggest night honored the best songs and videos of the year, as well as the industry’s biggest hustlers, the most visible hip hop platforms and the most impactful protest tracks.

Hosted by GRAMMY-nominated rapper Fat Joe, BET’s 17th annual show featured some big wins, emotional tributes and big performances, including a medley highlighting “I Am Hip Hop” award winner Trina’s most well-known hits.

Drake led the pack of nominees, scoring 14 nominations — including Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Hip Hop Album of the Year, Hip Hop Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Future, Baby Keem, Cardi B and J. Cole also topped the list of nominees, with six or more nods each.

Check out the full list of winners and nominees below as we update it throughout the night. Winners will be marked in bold:

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
A$AP Rocky, “D.M.B.”
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties” — WINNER!
City Girls feat. Usher, “Good Love”
Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
BIA & J. Cole, “London”
Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

BEST COLLABORATION
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
City Girls feat. Usher, “Good Love”
Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
Drake feat. 21 Savage, “Jimmy Cooks”
Benny The Butcher & J. Cole, “Johnny P’s Caddy”
Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You” — WINNER!
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

BEST DUO OR GROUP
42 Dugg & EST Gee
Big Sean & Hit-Boy
Birdman & Youngboy Never Broke Again
Blxst & Bino Rideaux
DaBaby & Youngboy Never Broke Again
EARTHGANG — WINNER!
Styles P & Havoc

BEST LIVE PERFORMER
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Drake
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER!
Tyler, the Creator

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
Baby Keem
Benny The Butcher
Drake
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER!

Singing sensation Fave & talented producer Damie get plaques for their chart-topping song ‘Baby Riddim’

Fave reached number on the charts on December, 20th 2021 with her hit single ‘Baby Riddim’. The single reached number one after garnering impressive numbers across streaming platforms and also enjoying a fine run on Radio and TV.

The single was produced by ace producer Damie who delivered a Dancehall bounce with Afrobeats elements that combined with Fave flawless delivery for a captivating song.

For Damilola Temitope Adeyemi popularly known as Damie, producing the number one in Nigeria is a special moment and a resounding proof of his talent. After starting out his production career while in secondary school, Damie would go on to produce for talented artists that includes BNXN fka Buju, Show Dem Camp, Fave, Khaid, Fasina and more.

In 2021, he produced the smash hit ‘Baby Riddim’ for Fave and his productions have since accumulated over 110 million streams across all platforms.

 …

R. Kelly may be ordered to pay 1 of his victim $300,000

A restitution order by U. S. District Judge Ann Connelly, that was still being finalized, is intended to cover the cost of treatment for the individual’s herpes and psychotherapy.

The victim, who remains anonymous, has accused the singer of giving her the sexually transmitted disease during one of their encounters.

Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison in June, after being convicted on multiple counts of racketeering, relating to bribery and forced labor, by a jury in 2021.

Earlier this month he was also convicted of several child pornography and sex abuse charges in his hometown of Chicago.

The Grammy winner was found guilty on three counts of child pornography and three counts of child enticement.

But the jury acquitted him on a fourth pornography count as well as a conspiracy to obstruct justice charge accusing him of fixing his state child pornography trial in 2008.

He appeared at a hearing at a federal court in Brooklyn via videolink from prison in Chicago.

At his sentencing Kelly was branded “the pied piper of R&B” as he came face to face with several of his victims who detailed his “deplorable and inexplicable” abuse, which took place over decades.

The singer, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is known for songs including his first number one single Bump N’ Grind and 1996 hit I Believe I Can Fly.

The latter became an inspirational anthem played at school graduations, weddings, in advertisements and elsewhere, including the inauguration of former U.S. president Barack Obama in 2008.

Rihanna returns to Headline 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show

It is the first scheduled return to the stage for the artist who last performed publicly at the Grammy Awards in early 2018. The music icon, 34, shared an image on Instagram on Sunday hinting that she will perform during the NFL event next year.

In the photo, what appears to be Rihanna’s hand holds up a football. The “Umbrella” singer captioned the post with a single period.

Roc Nation later posted the same image on its respective Instagram account, writing, “Let’s GO,” and tagging Rihanna and the NFL, “#SBLVII.”

“We’re excited to partner with Rihanna, Roc Nation, and the N.F.L. to bring music and sports fans a momentous show,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president for Apple Music and Beats.

There’s been an earlier announcement that the Super Bowl LVII halftime show has inked a sponsorship from Apple Music as part of a multi-year deal with the NFL, the league announced earlier this week. Pepsi had previously announced that it would no longer be returning as a sponsor, following its initial sponsorship at the 2007 show starring Prince and an eventual ten-year agreement that began in 2013.

Grammy Academy CEO reveals ongoing consideration for Afrobeats category

While speaking to the press at the Global Citizens concert in Ghana, Chief Executive Officer Harvey Manson revealed that the academy has kicked off the first process in the long road to adding an Afrobeats category to the Grammys. According to Harvey, the academy had a meeting with Afrobeats creatives that includes artists, producers, songwriters, and executives where they talked about Afrobeats and its many Genres.

He further revealed that the members of the academy will have to submit a proposal for the addition of a new category before deliberations will kick off. However, the listening session with the Afrobeats leaders is the first step.

What this means: the addition of an Afrobeats category to the Grammys will mean that songs that fall under the Afrobeats subgenre will be eligible for nomination.

While the Afrobeats is primarily a description of Nigerian and Ghanaian mainstream music, the West has often muddled it up with any sound coming from Saharan Africa. The implication is that South African genres such as HouseAmapiano, and Kwaito might be considered Afrobeats. Similarly, Congolese sounds like the Soukous or the East African Singile might be termed Afrobeats.

It will be up to the Academy to adequately identify the essential elements that make a song Afrobeats as doing this will be the first step in truly awarding the right songs irrespective of where it’s made.

Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’ gets UK Certification

Nigerian megastar Burna Boy has achieved another landmark achievement after his hit single ‘Last Last’ was certified Gold in the United Kingdom. Grammy-winning Afrobeats icon Burna Boy has added another colorful feather to his hat after his hit single was recently declared eligible for Gold certification in the UK.

According to reputable chart news platform Chart Data, ‘Last Last’ was to receive a Gold certification after selling over 500,000 units in the United Kingdom.

The certification offers further proof of the song’s acclaim and success internationally and is also a marker of Burna Boy’s global fame.

Greater heights ahead: Burna Boy has announced that he intends to release ‘Love, Damini’ deluxe. The deluxe will likely come with a ‘Last Last’ remix that features Nigerian British rapper Dave.

The arrival of the remix will further propel the song to fame in the United Kingdom and give it a shot for a platinum plaque.