Nigerian Artists Dominate MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 Nomination List


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Africa’s number one music authority, MTV Base has announced the nominees for this year’s MTV Africa Music Awards.

The announcement, which was made tonight, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 at an impressive nominations party at The Sands in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This year’s nominations prove that Nigerian music has fast taken over Africa. Out of fifteen different categories, Nigeria has been nominated in eleven categories and includes some of the biggest names in the Nigerian entertainment industry including Omotola Jalade, Chimamanda Adichie, 2Face, PSquare, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Olamide, Flavour among many others.

The different categories, which include Best Male, Best Female, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year has also broadened the scope of the MAMA awards franchise as achievements in non-music fields will also be recognized. They include “Personality of the Year” and “Transform Today by Absolut”, an award designed to recognize and support young, emerging and original African creative talents who use their imagination to fuel social transformation and bring positive attention to the continent.

Davido has the most nominations this year with four nods for Song of the Year, Best male, Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration. Following closely behind with 3 nominations is dynamic duo, P Square with Best Group, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year while Wizkid receives two nods for Best Male and Best Collaboration.

Other Nigerian nominees include 2Face, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Flavour, Ice Prince, KCEE, May D, Olamide, Phyno and Tiwa Savage.

Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, “We congratulate all the nominees for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards. This year, the MAMA offers a stunning platform for African artists, it also celebrates the young personalities, leaders and creatives who are making a positive impact on the continent.”

Check out the Nigerian Nomination Table:

NIGERIAN NOMINEES

Best Male
Davido
Wizkid
Best Female
Chidinma
Tiwa Savage
Best Group
P Square
Best New Act
Burna Boy
Phyno
Best Live Act
2face
Flavour
Best Collaboration
Diamond feat Davido – ‘Number One’ (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat May D – ‘Happiness’ (South Africa/Nigeria)

R2bees feat Wizkid – ‘Slow Down’ (Ghana/Nigeria)
Artist of the Year
Davido
P Square
Song of the Year
Davido- ‘Skelewu’
Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – ‘Surulere’
KCee – ‘Limpopo’
P Square – ‘Personally’
Best Hip Hop
Ice Prince
Olamide
Personality of the Year
Chimamanda Adichie
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Transform Today by Absolut
Clarence Peters

THE MAMA NOMINATIONS IN FULL:

MUSIC CATEGORIES

Best Male:
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond (Tanzania)
Donald (South Africa)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Female:
Arielle T (Gabon)
Chidinma (Nigeria)
DJ C’ndo (South Africa)
Efya (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Best Group:
Big Nuz (South Africa)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Best New Act:
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Heavy K (South Africa)
Phyno (Nigeria)
Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Best Live Act:
2face (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Flavour (Nigeria)
Dr Malinga (South Africa)
Zakes Bantwini (South Africa)

Best Collaboration:
Amani ft. Radio and Weasel – ‘Kiboko Changu’ (Kenya/Uganda)
Diamond feat Davido – ‘Number One’ (Remix) (Tanzania/Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat May D – ‘Happiness’ (South Africa/Nigeria)
R2bees feat Wizkid – ‘Slow Down’ (Ghana/Nigeria)
Uhuru feat DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor, Yuri Da Cunha – ‘Y-tjukutja’ (South Africa/Angola)

Artist of the Year:
Davido (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Mi Casa (South Africa)
P Square (Nigeria)
Uhuru (South Africa)

Song of the Year:
Davido- ‘Skelewu’ (Nigeria)
DJ Clock feat Beatenberg – ‘Pluto’ (Remember Me) (South Africa)
DJ Ganyani feat FB – ‘Xigubu’ (South Africa)
DJ Kent feat The Arrows –‘Spin My World Around’ (South Africa)
Dr Sid feat Don Jazzy – ‘Surulere’ (Nigeria)
KCee – ‘Limpopo’ (Nigeria)
Mafikizolo feat Uhuru ‘Khona’ (South Africa)
Mi Casa- ‘Jika’ (South Africa)
P Square – ‘Personally’ (Nigeria)
Yuri Da Cunha -‘Atchu Tchu Tcha’ (Angola)

Best Hip Hop:
AKA (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Khuli Chana (South Africa)
Olamide (Nigeria)
Sarkodie (Ghana)

Best Pop:
Danny K (South Africa)
Fuse ODG (Ghana)
Goldfish (South Africa)
LCNVL (South Africa)
Mathew Mole (South Africa)

Best Alternative:
Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)
Michael Loman (South Africa)
Nakhane Toure (South Africa)
Parlotones (South Africa)
Shortstraw (South Africa)

Best Francophone:
Arielle T (Gabon)
Espoir 2000 (Ivory Coast)
Ferre Gola (DRC)
Toofan (Togo)
Youssoupha (Congo)

Best Lusophone:
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
JD (Angola)
Lizha James (Mozambique)
Nelson Freitas (Cape Verde)
Yuri Da Cunha (Angola)

NON MUSIC CATEGORIES

Personality of the Year:
Chimamanda Adiche (Nigeria)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Nigeria)
Trevor Noah (South Africa)
Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya)
Yaya Toure (Cote d’Ivoire)

Transform Today by Absolut
Anisa Mpungwe (Tanzania)
Clarence Peters (Nigeria)
Leti Arts (Ghana)
Rasty (South Africa)

Ayoola – Ayawa


Capital Hill Music and the Goretti company presents AYOOLA in this very infectious and indigenous new video, “AYAWA”, which was directed by Clarence Peters.

AYOOLA emerged the 5th winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa and launched into the very competitive Nigerian music scene with 3 massive singles, “Amin” ft Vector, “For you” and “Ochanya” ft Phyno.

Seriki Previews Artwork & Tracklisting Of Debut Album “Seriki’s Diary” = MUSIC|HUSTLE|LOVE


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The wait is finally over, SERIKI IBIYEMI SULAIMAN a.k.a SERIKI @serikiomoowo reveals Tracklist and Album Artwork of his debut album.

The Album will be up for sale In Our Store in few days, be on the Look Out. Support Seriki.

SERIKI - ALBUM ART BACK

1. Love Again ft BMyne
2. Too Much Money
3. Higher ft Pato Ranking
4. Baba O
5. Chillin (Freestyle)
6. 25 Questions (Skit)
7. Turkey and Malt
8. Inshi Gini ft oritse femi
9. Control ft 9ice
10. Small Jagaban
11. Alhaji Versace
12. Sweet Love ft MayD & Vector
13. Agbalumo
14. Love Song ft Princewill
15. Eleda Masun RMX ft Reminisce
16. In My Shoes ft Capital F.E.M.I
17. Gbagaun ft Terry G

 

I thank God almighty for blessing me with this wonderful gift. A big thank you to my parent, management team “M4 Synergy Ltd” for the love, support and encouragement. To ModeF, ID Cabasa, 9ice, Codedtunes, Edge Records, Real-self studio, B Mine, D Maker, Tupengo I cant thank you guys enough. To the magical producers that worked on this project; Pastorchild, Mega Watt, Spellz, Cheepho, Young John, Dre Sound, Bmyne God bless you guys. All Naija DJ’s, TV Stations, Radio Stations and OAP’s home and abroad. Above all big shala to my fans without you guys I wouldnt have come this far.. God bless you all… o ri yin wa mbe…

“SERIKI’S DIARY = MUSIC|HUSTLE|LOVE … when you get the album write (Your Name) i.e OLA’S DIARY = HUSTLE|INFO TECH|GANJA” (Summarize your diary in 3words) and take a snapshot of it and tweetpic @serikiomoowo @m4synergy .. first 100entries will be surprised..

Thanks for the love

DJ Zeez Releases “Sankolo” Video Preview & Behind The Scene Photos


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The much awaited video of ‘Sankolo’ the latest musical offering from Zeez (the 4kasibe crooner) is finally ready to hit the screen. The unstoppable music video is scheduled for release on April 20, 2014, and it is a must see.
Zeez told a reporter with HF Magazine, our sister company, in a friendly chat during the exclusive peek-preview of the video that he is finally set to soar to the highest level of the African music scene with the active backing of his new record label (HF Media).
The audio of the mid-tempo single is already out with an extremely attractive CD sleeve while the expertly produced visual is guaranteed to have viewers glued to the screen.
In tune with the wise saying, “the taste of the pudding is in the eating”; we would refrain from letting the full cat out of the bag until April 20th when you’ll be able to enjoy munching the entire delicious Sankolo pudding.
Check out the video teaser and photos from the shoot below and let us know what you think

 

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PREVIEW PHOTOS: #GetNaked2014 Campaign Project


Sunmisola Olorunnisola Is The Official Photographer For Sheifunmi’s #GetNaked2014 Campaign Project; See Pictures

 Following the announcement of #GetNaked2014, SheiFunmi Nomia-Yusuf, founder of the HIV/Aids awareness and prevention photo campaign, has released its first look. The photos were taken by celebrity photographer, Sunmisola Olorunnisola, who is also the official photographer for the project.

With this year’s edition of the campaign kicking off with a closed shoot, media personality, SheiFunmi has enlisted famous faces, influentials in Business, Media and Technology to take part in the photo campaign with the aim to raise more awareness about this fast-spreading disease.

“This project applies to everybody because we are not focusing on HIV/Aids awareness alone. One main aim of #GetNaked is to tell it all, breaking down the façade. Nothing is black and white; there are always different shades. Baring it all as youths, talking about sensitive issues in our society that affect our lives and us in general.” Founder, SheiFunmi dished about the project.

The #GetNaked Campaign is a global awareness campaign which will take place “in different cities, in different countries” with the first leg of the global tour kicking off in Nigeria.

Featured in the #GetNaked campaign preview photos are rapper Slim T, radio personality Kore Brown, comedian Owen Gee,  2013 Elite Model Look Winner Nneoma Anosike and Writer Kecy Anosike.

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