MUSIC + NIGERIA

Diplomatic OPJ addressing the press
Diplomatic OPJ addressing the press

 

At a press briefing held on the 23rd of March 2016 at the Four points Hotel, Mr. Ayo Akin-Philip, C.E.O of NONPHIL INTERNATIONAL LTD told entertainment watchers that the maiden edition of Music Plus Nigeria will showcase local and international artists, comedy performances and lots more.

The event is to honour the Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram, this years edition is scheduled to hold:

——-   3rd of April, 2016

——-  Shell Hall, Muson Center

——-  5pm

Line up for the event includes Tu Baba, KC,  Oritsefemi, Omawumi, Iyanya, Harrysongz, Mashek Fashek, Rskimono, Mr. Raw, Runtown, Sound Sultan, MC Elenu, AY, MC Shakara plus  3 Lithuanian artists who will be performing Nigerian songs will be live at the event.

The organizers made it know that 30% of the proceeds will be donated to 3 IDP camps in the country as philanthropic packages.

Music Plus Nigeria is packaged by NONPHIL and Diplomatic OPJ.

Reggae icons Mashek Fashek and Rskimono graced the media  parley.

THE SPACE LEGEND SERIES

The Space Legend Series Concert presents King Sunny Ade, Onyeka Onwenu and Ebenezer Obey.

Nigerian music legends, King Sunny Ade, Onyeka Onwenu and Ebenezer Obey would share a stage come May 21, 2016 at the prestigious Oriental hotel.

The space legend series concert will see these music titans perform live on one stage, with Timi Dakolo as the opening act. The Space Legend Series Olympian aims to provide premium experience and class entertainment to  the high net worth individuals, accomplished personalities and captains of industries.

Are you coming to the concert?

MEET OJO ADAMS A.K.A OJAY

Ojo is a music producer, songwriter and artiste. The Ekiti state born Ojo Adams has written songs for many Nigerian renowned artistes like 2 face ‘Only Me’, Henry Knight ‘Olopa’, Solidstar and the list goes on….

He talks to showtimenaija.com about the Nigerian Music Industry and Artistes,

‘they are so many talented acts not appreciated or recognized due to the fact that money is everything in music now’

He also said he would be releasing an album soon including collaboration with top artistes like Olamide, Iyanya, Phyno and others.

Ojay has assured his fans of raw entertainment, he implored all to stay tuned.

PURPLE DAY: PATIENTS WITH EPILEPSY

World Purple day
World Purple day

March 26 is the day set aside to create consciousness about epilepsy by Purple day, an international grass root dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.

Purple day is an annual event that holds every March 26th.

Rachael Okeke-Ozzoude Foundation would love to participate in this event this year so as to stop stigmatization of epileptic Nigerians.

Lets show love and care to patients  with epilepsy.

 

To be part of ROOF’s effort , get in touch via 08033298476, 08023831138, 07055849080 or roofgpc@gmail.com and purplecampaign1@gmail.com.

 

DON OF THEATRE ESCAPES DEATH

Last week, the don of Nollywood Ferdinand Whyte Nkem escapes sudden death.

The Delta state actor was involved in a ghastly accident on his way from a movie location. Nkem sustained injuries on his right hand and left leg.
In January, he was elected as the head of the Delta state branch of the actors’ guild of Nigeria (AGN).
We wish you a quick recovery; those bandages don’t look good on your wrist.

BENEFITS OF COCONUT WATER

Coconut fruit is common in western Nigeria and it is used for cooking, cosmetics and medicinal purpose. Never did many know the nutritional value of this wonderful fruit found across the country.

Professor Barbara Mendez, a NYC based nutritionist and registered pharmacist in one of her articles, exposed the benefits of coconut water.

“Fresh coconut water has not been pasteurized, therefore it contains enzymes that help to detoxify and repair the body”, she explains.

Most of what you will find in stores is pasteurized or from concentrate. Devotees of coconut water frequently praise its ability to keep the body well-hydrated. “Coconut water is a great source of electrolytes, ‘such as potassium, necessary for proper hydration’, the Prof states.

‘Electrolytes are also necessary for proper muscle contraction and to generate energy in the body’.

“Also coconut water has been used in tropical climates for ages to re-hydrate the body,” she explains.

Some clients prefer the naturally occurring coconut water to sports drinks, as it doesn’t have the added sugar and artificial flavouring and colours that the other sports drinks have.”

Event : Shabach Concert 2016 | 26th March, 2016

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It’s the Best NGMAward winning concert of the year! 🏆

It’s happening this Easter in celebration of the risen Christ! If you wanna really thank God for the gift of His son and for salvation, bring your entire household, bring your friends… This is the place to be!

Tell me how it’s possible for God not to show up when Charles Granville, Asu Ekiye, Chioma Jesus, Tim Godfrey, Joe Praize, Sensational Bamidele, Wole ONI and Efe Nathan combine forces to LIFT HIM UP!

Port Harcourt, tell me how you won’t be blessed when Kaydee Numbere, Anointed singers, Wisdom K, Precious Emmanuel and a host of PH finest bring down His glory!

TB One and Chineke Boy with their sanctified lyrics will take the youth in a new dimension like we’ve never experienced!

Is God glorified?????

Aztech Arcum Event centre is the prestigious venue, Be there before 4pm to get a good sit this Saturday, 26th March.

Don’t be told about it. .. Tell others! I’ll see you there!

TOP 6 NIGERIAN COPY-CATS

If you are a close observer, you might have noticed stolen contents or should I say stolen lyrics from other artistes in a song or usage of another person’s creative ingenuity by Nigerian entertainment practitioners, here are top 6 Nigerian entertainment acts with traces of copy-copy in their materials.

P-Square

Twin brothers, Peter and Paul Okoye of P-sqaure are one of the biggest artistes out of Africa. They are also one of the most guilty when it comes to copyright issue.

The duo brazenly lifts lyrics and rhythms from other songs; especially international ones, anyone familiar with foreign songs would notice this. P-square is known to have sampled existing music for their songs like Danger, Get Squared, Game Over, among others. It should be recalled that a renowned Nollywood actress, Steph-nora Okereke, once accused the twin brothers of stealing her song Jeje which she had earlier sent to their brother, Jude, to get his opinion.

Olamide

This Bariga boy is distinctively talented and creative; everybody knows that, but Baddo as he is fondly called by his fans is not left out in this copyright infringement palava.

His 2013 hit song Yemi my Lover was borrowed from a popular old movie of that title, and of course, that actually made the record more successful as it invoked nostalgia feelings in people who are familiar with the  movie.

Even Sakiti Bobo is from a old song by children to their fat peers, I remember that song clearly, only that some line were omitted and changed to suit the moment.

It is recalled that D’banj’s producer, Deevee, recently called out the rapper for stealing Dapo Banjo’s song to make his own ‘Don’t Stop’ track which is contained in his Eyan Mayweather’s album.

Clarence Peters

Son of Afro-Juju Legend, Video director, Clarence Peter have been given kudos for the quality of music videos over the years. However, the cinematographer is alleged to have stolen concepts from many foreign songs for the videos he directs. He reportedly copied the idea of South African rapper Tumi Molekane’s ‘Asinamali’ for Tiwa Savage’s ‘Eminado’.

The above allegation is just one of the many allegations against Peters who ‘shot it’, though he has never addressed the issue.

Moe Musa

London-based Mr. Moe Musa is another video director walking the thin line of copyright infringement. He is alleged to have stolen the concept for Davido’s ‘Skelewu’ music video from LMFAO’s ‘Part Anthem’ as both music videos have similar scenes and sequence.

Di’ja

Half-Sierra Leonean, half Nigerian Mavin singer, Dija, is also culpable when it comes to copyright infringement. In her latest song, ‘Take Kiss’, She sampled another Nigerian singer, Jodie’s ‘Kuchi Kuchi’ melody.

She also sampled Shaggy’s ‘It wasn’t me’ on one of the verses of her song as well.

Ketchup

Ketchup’s career is just warming up, he needs to be really careful if he wants to have a long stay in the music industry. In a latest song ’Pam Pam’, Ketchup also did as Dija did, he lifted the lyrics from ‘It wasn’t me’, e.t.c.

The copyright infringement is so blatant as ketchup sang, ‘Shoddy came in and she caught me re-handed sleeping with the gal next door…’ as sang by Shaggy in the original song.

These are not the only culprits in the copyright mess, drop some comment in the space provided below if you know of any other copycat in the industry.

Do have a happy Good Friday!