NAIJA ENTERTAINERS STORM THE DANCE WORKSHOP 2017

ALIBABA, KATE HENSHAW, PSQUARE, OMAWUNMI, VAN VICKER, DADDY SHOWKEY, MAYO ICEROX OKUNNU, AND MANY MORE TO MENTOR AT “THE DANCE WORKSHOP 2017”

“The Dance Workshop 2017 – Dance business is serious business”

The Dance Workshop promises to make a huge impact on the dance community in Nigeria as major celebrities will be standing with Kaffy to empower dancers and performers nationwide across Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Accra.

Enter The Dance Workshop 2017; the theoretical and practical workshop is a project created by Kaffy to educate dancers on the ethics and business of dance. The workshop will cover important topics such as; Attitude & Talent, Finance in Dance Business, Branding and the best use of Social media, Importance of technique and skill acquisition.

Facilitators will range from entertainment professionals, celebrities, representatives from financial institutions and media relations experts. The list of celebrity facilitators includes, Psquare, Kate Henshaw,, Alibaba, Omawunmi, Daddy Showkey and Lamboginny. The business professionals will also include finance/smart money experts such as; Nimi Akinkugbe and Arese Ugwu (Smart Money Arese), Bukky Karibi-Whyte (CEO Bobby Taylor Company) and many more.

The Dance Workshop 2017 will also welcome “Hollywood”, an international dance choreographer who has worked with various recording artists such as Chris Brown, Ciara, and Rihanna. Most recently, Hollywood choreographed Beyonce’s ‘On the Run Tour’, Nicki Minaj’s ‘Billboard Music Award’ performance as well as Jennifer Lopez’s ‘American Music Award’.

Be a part of the workshop and get a participation certificate that will be recognized globally.

“The Dance Workshop 2017 – Dance business is serious business”

Workshop Venues & Dates
ACCRA 6th June
Aviation Social Centre. Accra
ABUJA –7th June
Bodyrox Studios, Silverbird Galleria, Abuja.
IBADAN 8th June
Mauve 21, Ring road Ibadan
LAGOS 9th – 10th June
Eko Hotel and Suites Victoria Island
PORT HARCOURT 11th June
Port Harcourt Mall

Sponsored by – Spar, Techno Mobile, Boomplay, Prixair, Afrozons.

Other Supporters – Isysdrain, Mimkrump Studios, Dancetera Ghana, CBL Africa, Ksquare Guards, Port Harcourt Dancers Association, Papi J, Explicit Dance Crew, Kingslinkup Travel Agency, Ace Empire Media Agency, Covenant Itauma

Official media partners: Silverbird Television, Rhythm FM, Hip TV, Penzaarville, 360 Nobs, Beat FM, Eko FM, Cool FM, and ShowTimeNaija.

For more information on Sponsorship/Partnership & Media related issues
Contact:
Seal Kamson – 08187600000

Tickets are available on www.ijoda.com

Instagram – @TDW_Africa
Twitter – @TDW_Africa

PSQUARE HANDS UP

The duo of Peter and Paul gave a commanding performance in Rotterdam in the weekend.

They also took pictures of the performance, indicating that the group is back together and there are no more issues.

Psquare performing at Palmundo
Psquare performing at Palmundo

They posted this picture on their Insta page.

Psquare in Rotterdam last night.
Psquare in Rotterdam last night.

Screenshot of comments by the duo’s fans on Instagram >>>

 

Fans comment on the comeback

 

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To the girl who cried for PSquare going apart, wipe off your tears, your favorite duo is back.

Nice one twins!

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!