The Headies 2013 | View Winners List

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The Headies 2013 | View Winners List

The Headies Awards 2013 was held yesterday boxing day 2013 at the Grand Ball room of Oriental Hotel, Lagos and was hosted by Mavin
Records acts Tiwa Savage and Dr SID.

Big winners of the night include Olamide, Phyno, Waje, Clarence Peters and Davido who bagged multiple awards. The night also
features performances from Iyanya, Sean Tizzle, Seyi Shay, Praiz and much more.

Check out the full list of winners

BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

THIS YEAR – JAYWON

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

DTUNES – SHO LEE

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Alingo – CLARENCE PETERS

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

O.B.O. – DAVIDO

BEST R&B SINGLE

GOOD GOOD LOVING – BANKY W

BEST POP SINGLE

IHE NE ME – 2FACE

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

I WISH – WAJE

BEST RAP ALBUM

YBNL – OLAMIDE

BEST COLLABO

GHOST MODE – PHYNO FT.
OLAMIDE

BEST RAP SINGLE

MAN OF THE YEAR – PHYNO

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

RICH AND FAMOUS – PRAIZ

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

ONLY YOU – NIKKI LAOYE

NEXT RATED

SEAN TIZZLE

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

OMO BABA OLOWO – DAVIDO

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

MODE 9 – LET IT GO

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

DUROSOKE – OLAMIDE

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

REPETE – BLACKMAGIC

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

YBNL – OLAMIDE

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

IYANYA

SONG OF THE YEAR

LIMPOPO – KCEE

Posted By Kevin Jasper (@KevinJasper3)

Sasha P Becomes Etisalat Ambassador

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Sasha P Becomes Etisalat
Ambassador

Sasha P has been signed by telecommunication giant Etisalat as an ambassador.

Details of the contract weren’t made public, and the Adara rapper joins the likes of Ice Prince, Olamide & Seyi Shay who are also ambassadors
for Etisalat.

Posted By Kevin Jasper (@KevinJasper3)

Channel O Music Video Awards 2013 | View Full List Of Winners

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Check out the full list of winners at the Channel O Music Video Awards 2013 which held at Walter Sisulu Square, in Kliptown Soweto. The Channel O Music Video Awards is sponsored by the music video channel, Channel O.
#CHOMVA

MOST GIFTED KWAITO VIDEO

L’VOVO DERRANGO FT PROFESSOR – Palesa
PROFESSOR FT OSIKIDO & CHARACTER – Finger
Prints [Winner]
EES – Woza December
KABELO – Impilo
DJ TIRA FT BIG NUZ & JOOCY – Summer Time

MOST GIFTED AFRICAN (EAST) VIDEO

AY/MARCO CHALI – Party Zone
P-UNIT FT COLLO – You Guy (Dat Dendai) [Winner]
RADIO & WEASEL – Can’t Let You Go
SAUTI SOL – Money Lover
NAVIO – Kata

MOST GIFTED AFRICAN (WEST) VIDEO

D’PRINCE – Goody Bag
ICE PRINCE – Aboki
R2BEES – Life (WALAAHI)
DBLACK FT JOEY B – Vera
CHIDINMA FT ILLBLISS & SUSPECT – Emi Ni
Baller
P-SQUARE – Alingo [Winner]

MOST GIFTED RAGGA/DANCEHALL VIDEO

BUFFALO SOULJAH – Basawine
KAAKIE – Too Much
JESSE JAGZ – Murder Dem
P-UNIT FT COLLO – You Guy (Dat
Dendai) [Winner]
RADIO AND WEASEL – Can’t Let You Go

MOST GIFTED R&B VIDEO

BANKY W – Yes/No [Winner]
ANSELMO RALPH – Curticao
DANNY K – Brown Eyes
CHASE – Lonely
VICTORIA KIMANI/M.I – Oya

MOST GIFTED HIP HOP VIDEO

AKA – Jealousy [Winner]
JAYSO & SARKODIE – Pizza & Burger
REASON – Do It Like I Can
IFANI FT BLAKSUGA – Chocolate Vanilla
EL/M.aNIFEST – Hallelujah.

MOST GIFTED AFRICAN (SOUTH) VIDEO

DAMA DO BLING – My Eish
OSKIDO – Tsa Mandebele [Winner]
BLACK COFFEE FT ZAKES – Take it All Off
PAUL G FT FABULOUS – Get Control
DJ DIMPLEZ ft L-TIDO & ANATii – We Ain’t
Leaving
KHULI CHANA – Hazzadazmove

MOST GIFTED DANCE VIDEO

KCEE – Limpopo
MAFIKIZOLO – Khona [Winner]
FUSE ODG FT WYCLEF JEAN – Antenna (Remix)
DJ MALVADO FT PETTY – Jamaica
DJ GANYANI FT FB – Xigubu

MOST GIFTED AFRO POP VIDEO

THE SOIL FT ZAKWE – Linkomo [Winner]
SAUTI SOL – Money Lover
2FACE IDIBIA – Ihe Ne Me
THE MUFFINZ – Umsebenzi Wendoda
DAVIDO – Gobe

MOST GIFTED DUO/GROUP/FEATURING VIDEO

TEAR GAS – Wake Up
XTATIC/AKA & PRIDDY UGLY -Hit Em Up
MI CASA – Can’t Get Enough
EME – Baddest Boy
NAETO C FT D’BANJ – Tony Montana (Bad Pass)
ZONEFAM – Contolola [Winner]

MOST GIFTED NEWCOMER VIDEO

MONEOA – Is’bhanxa
LOLA RAE – Watch My Ting Go
KHAYA MTHETHWA – Move [Winner]
VICTORIA KIMANI – Mtoto
BURNA BOY – Tonight

MOST GIFTED FEMALE VIDEO

ZONKE – Feelings [Winner]
LIZHA JAMES FT ANSELMO RALPH – Vais Rochar
STL – Stella Stella Stella
TIWA SAVAGE ft DON JAZZY – Without My Heart
TOYA DELAZY – Heart

MOST GIFTED MALE VIDEO

DONALD – Over The Moon
Zeus FT AKA & TUMI – #DatsWasup [Winner]
WIZKID – Azonto
AY/MARCO CHALI – Party Zone
IYANYA – Flavour

MOST GIFTED VIDEO OF THE YEAR

XTATIC/AKA & PRIDDY UGLY – Hit Em Up
ZEUS FT AKA & TUMI – #DatsWasup
WIZKID – Azonto [Winner]
STL – Stella Stella Stella
AKA – Jealousy
REASON – Do It Like I Can
MAFIKIZOLO – Khona
FUSE ODG FT WYCLEF JEAN – Antenna
ICE PRINCE – Aboki
R2BEES – Life (Walaahi)
P-SQUARE – Alingo
PAUL G FT FABULOUS – Get Control

Posted By Kevin Jasper (@KevinJasper3)

Ice Prince #FOZ Album Launch | Saturday, 23-11-2013

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“WALE AND CHIPMUNK TO PERFORM AT ICE PRINCE’S FIRE OF ZAMANI CONCERT

Multiple Grammy award winning rapper, Wale is set to perform in Nigeria for the first time at
Ice Prince’s Fire Of Zamani concert. The big-budget concert is part of activities to commemorate the release of his critically
acclaimed second album.
His record label, Chocolate City also confirmed today that chart topping UK rapper, Chipmunk
will be performing at the Fire Of Zamani concert along with Africa’s biggest rapper, MI Abaga.
Wale and Chipmunk are two of the superstar international acts featured on Ice Prince’s second album. The Nigerian American rapper
Wale upped the ante on the track ‘Tipsy’ after Ice Prince introduces him brilliantly where he
reassured Nigerians he is still part of them. Smooth and suave Chipmunk blends brilliantly
with Ice Prince on ‘Mercy’ as both MCs silver-
tongued talked about fine ladies with Ice name-dropping Yvonne Okoro.
Ice Prince will be hosting this explosive music
concert on November 23 2013 at the
prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Fire Of Zamani was released on October 28,
2013 to much local and global acclaim. “Shout Out to my African Aboki, Ice Prince Zamani,
the biggest African Artist for releasing the most anticipated album”, multiple award
winning American rapper, Meek Mill tweeted at the Nigerian rap superstar.
“Never before have we seen something this fresh and up to date from Ice Prince without
losing the essence of what his music is all about”, comments Chocolate City Vice President, MI Abaga.
“You will experience me like never before! I will be performing with some of the masters in the game from Nigeria and beyond including Wale, Chipmunk and MI. I won’t let out more than that for now,” says Panshak Zamani, popularly known as Ice Prince.

On November 11 2013, the deluxe F.O.Z CDs
will be available for purchase from local retailers and leading online retail giant, konga.com. The deluxe CDs will include a special note from Ice Prince, song lyrics,
posters and never before seen images of Ice Prince.

Popular Nigerian blog Ynaija has described Fire Of Zamani as an album that’s ‘all about
good music, great production and top notch mastering’ while Business Day defined Ice
Prince’s rap skills as upgraded in this second album.”

Posted By Kevin Jasper (@KevinJasper3)

Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2013 | View Winners List

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The 2013 Nigeria Music Video Awards ceremony
was held some days ago. View the list of winners in each
category below.

Flavour and Olamide were the big winners from the
just concluded Nigeria Music Video Awards 2013.

Flavour lead the winners list with 3 awards and Olamide followed
behind with 2.

NIGERIA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS (NMVA 2013)
WINNERS LIST

Video of the Year

1. Flavour – Ada Ada – WINNER
2. Olamide – Duro Soke
3. Sound Sultan – Natural Something
4. D’Banj – Don’t Tell Me Nonsense
5. Chidima – Emi Ni Baller

Best Afro Hip Hop Video

1. Ill Bliss – I Am Sorry
2. Splash – Church Agbasa
3. Olamide – Durosoke – WINNER
4. MI – Chairman
5. Phyno – Man of the Year

Best Hip Hop Video

1. Eedris Abdulkareem – I Go Whooz You
2. Pryse – Eleto
3. Boogey – Sanctum
4. Ice Prince – VIP – WINNER
5. Yung6ix – First Class

Best Afro Pop Video

1. D’banj – Don’t Tell Me Nonsense
2. Sound Sultan – Natural Something
3. Goldie – Miliki
4. 2face – Blood on the dance floor – WINNER
5. Alabai – Ogbanje

Best Dance Hall/Reggae Video

1. Davido – All of you
2. Waje – I wish
3. Patoranking – Alubarika
4. Orezi – Rihana – WINNER
5. Vector – Follow Me

Best Pop Extra Video

1. Chidima – Emi Ni Baller – WINNER
2. Kcee – Limpopo
3. Solidstar – Skibo
4. Davido – Gobe
5. Harrysong – Im In Love (Remix)

Best Gospel Video

1. Ada – Bobo Me
2. Henrisoul – Blow My Mind
3. Amaray – Oke Mgbidi – WINNER
4. Kefee – Celebrate
5. Solomon Lange – Yabo

Best R ‘n’ B Video

1. Jennifer – Ifunanya
2. Capital FEMI – Capital F.E.M.I
3. Pelli – The One
4. Nosa – Always Pray for You
5. Banky W – Yes/No – WINNER

Best High Life Video

1. Flavour – Ada Ada – WINNER
2. i-Mike – Adure
3. Wizboy – Halima
4. Dr. Victor Olaiya ft 2face – Baby Mi Da
5. Iyanya – Jombolo

Best Afro Beat Video

1. Starboy – Caro
2. Black Magic – Confam
3. Henry Knight – Shako
4. Burna Boy – Run My Race – WINNER
5. MGabriel – Eruku Lau Lau

Best Contemporary Afro Music Video

1. Xproject – Azuka – WINNER
2. Dammy Krane – Xteristics
3. Sheyman – Paper
4. Skales – Komole
5. Jaywon – Catch Me If You Can

Best Indigenous Concept

1. Tillaman – Ori Owo
2. MGabriel – Eruku Lau Lau
3. Flavour – Ada Ada – WINNER
4. Shola Alyson – Ife

Best use of costumes

1. Flavour – Ada Ada – WINNER
2. Dipp – Balance for Me
3. D’Prince – Goody Bag
4. Tiwa Savage – Without My Heart
5. May D – So Many Things

Best Director

1. Clarence Peters – WINNER
2. Squareball
3. Sesan
4. Mattmax

Most Promising Director

1. Unlimited LA
2. Matmax – WINNER
3. Tyson
4. Catalyst
5. Paul Gambit

Best Cinematography

1. Ajeh for Alubarika by Patoranking
2. Squareball for Church Agbasa by Splash
3. Matmax for Don’t Tell Me Nonsense by
D’banj
4. Clarence Peters for Durosoke by Olamide –
WINNER
5. Mr. Moe Musa for So many thinz by May D

Best Use of Visual Effects

1. Iyanya – Sexy Mama
2. Sound Sultan – Natural Something – WINNER
3. Ice Prince – VIP
4. Morell – Oxygen
5. Danas – My Melody

Best Video By A New Act

1. Sean Tizzle – Sholee – WINNER
2. Mystro – This Kain Love
3. Charas – Gbege
4. Sym19 – Fine Baby Girl
5. Outrageous – Am In The Mood

Best Soft Rock/Alternative Video

1. Black Magic – Repete – WINNER
2. Dazzle Ra Amen – Chinekem
3. Ese Peters – Omote
4. Shola Allyson – Ife
5. Timi Dakolo – Great Nation

Best Music Video by a Minor

1. Choco Girl – Ayo
2. G Girl – Young Shall Grow
3. Mya K – My DJ
4. Ozzybosco – Tinini – WINNER
5. Whitney Wonder – Africa Unite

Life Time Achievement Award
Dr Victor Olaiya

Posted By Kevin Jasper (@KevinJasper3)

Album Review : “Brymo – Merchants, Dealers & Slaves”

Album – Merchant, Dealers and Slaves
Artiste – BrymO
Guest Appearances – David
Producer – Mikky Me
Label –
Duration – 32 minutes

BrymO has delivered the best album of his career
and of the year.

Merchant, Dealers and Slaves is a beautiful,
emotionally rich and soulful construction from
BrymO. The singer with the rich voice delivers the
best album of his career till date as

he faces legal
woes with his record label Chocolate City.
While his second album Son of A Kapenta did have
its flashy moments, it was devoid of soul. After his
controversial announcement saying he was no
longer working with Choc City, BrymO went into
seclusion to work on his third album. With producer
Mikky Me orchestrating the lush and layered
instrumentals that wraps the album nicely into a
cohesive piece of aural art, BrymO’s soulful and
thick voice glides, floats and stumps its way into
your soul.
The album is darker and more reflective. On the
surface it is the story of a village boy who leaves
his town for the seducing bright lights of Lagos city.
In his quest for money, BrymO gets wise to the
wiles of life. That’s just the top layer. Merchant,
Dealers and Slaves is about broken promises,
deception, hypocrisy and unfaithfulness.
Merchant, Dealers and Slaves starts with love. ‘ You
be like my blueprint/there is no plan without you/
there is something about you, truthfully‘ sings
BrymO on the great qualities of his woman. Love
doesn’t pay bills so by the next track BrymO is all
about the pursuit of money. Backed up by a
menacing guitar played by David, the former Choc
Boi’s mind is on money. It’s a playful track with
BrymO mocking his empty pockets and boasting to
a banker that he will be loaded by the end of the
year.
Within the next two tracks, BrymO dumps his
girlfriend named Titilope for all the riches and
wealth ‘Eko’ (Lagos) has to offer. No one knows
what BrymO meets in Lagos but it’s pretty clear
that he didn’t meet the Golden Fleece based on the
mood and tone of most of the remaining songs on
the album. On the brooding ‘Down’ BrymO is
disgusted about the sexual merry go round that is
happening in the society. Using liquor to ease his
pain and disappointment, BrymO on ‘Cheap Wine’ is
hopeful despite the gloomy circumstances. ‘ You
see the good times never come. We take the bad
one and drink our cheap wine. Yo da, yo da (it will
be good)… ’ encourages BrymO. The title of the track
also serves as an indicator that he is not living the
life of luxury he expected.
Earlier on the album, BrymO made it sound like that
he was the one who dumped his girlfriend. On one
of the best tracks on the album ‘Purple Jar’, the
singer reveals the real reason why his relationship
with Titilope ended on the first verse. He was
unfaithful. Coming to terms that what he had with
her can never be gotten back he moves on to
another woman. However his fame and love scars
won’t allow him love her wholly. The harmonica solo
on this track is soul hunting and enriches the spirit
of the song. There’s a line in the second verse that
caught my attention. When BrymO says ‘half of my
heart has gone famous’ does it mean he found
fame in Lagos but not money? Is the whole album
some sort of loose narrative about his experiences
with mainstream music? BrymO sounds so
disillusioned on this album, his wide grin replaced
with a thoughtful and sad facial expression.
On the Reggae influenced ‘ Everybody Gets to Die’ ,
BrymO sings about inequality in the society. ‘ The
poor man wants a space, the rich man wants the
place ’ he sings backed by soulful horns. The singer
gets philosophical on the song which boasts of yet
another amazing production.
The centre piece of M, D and S is ‘Se Bo’timo’ .
BrymO delivers the entire track in his native tongue
Yoruba (the only track of such on the album). With a
proverb that says ‘ if you put an egg on your left
palm and another egg on your right palm and walk
to Iseyin in Oyo backwards, those who will praise
you will and those who will criticize you will’ BrymO
tells us that no matter what you do in life people will
talk. Just do you. This is BrymO’s finest hour as he
channels the musical wisdom of singers in the 70’s.
He obviously didn’t find money in Lagos but his
experiences have made him a wiser man. On the
epilogue of the LP, BrymO delivers the title track
and classifies people in three categories,
‘merchants, dealers and slaves’. It’s a very short
track which ends with an illuminating acoustic jam.
When listening to this track you get the feeling that
BrymO might be heading back home to his village.
Maybe he will end up patching things with Titilope
and drink a bottle of cheap wine with his rolling
stone grandfather which he sings about on ‘Grand
Pa’, just maybe.
BrymO might be fighting for his music career at the
moment but the former Chocolate Boy has delivered
the album of his life.
Just eleven tracks long, BrymO has created a piece
of work that will amaze, astound and more than
impress even his most fervent critics. His voice
sounds richer and rejuvenated. The production on
the album is layered with enough soul to last three
generations. And it probably will because BrymO is
essentially saying that all that glitters is not gold, a
well-known saying. Is it a classic? It’s too early for
that. Is it a masterpiece? It is a soulful masterpiece
that is emotionally charged with amazing
production. Merchant, Dealers and Slaves is the
best sounding album of the year – at least so far.

Posted By Kevin Jasper (@KevinJasper3)