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Kiss Daniel Reportedly In Court Battle With G-Worldwide Entertainment

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Nigerian singer Anidugbe Tobiloba Daniel popularly known as Kiss Danielhas been dragged to court by his former label G-Worldwide Entertainment,according to a report by PUNCH.

The singer just recently floated his own personal label Flyboy I.N.C after announcing his exit from the label he had represented for close to 5 years. He also dropped a new single titled “No Do“, his first under the new imprint.

G-Worldwide through their lawyers Calmhill Partners have however now dragged the singer to court for “taking steps to appoint a new manager, solicit for bookings, and has continued to negotiate and enter performance agreements in respect of the songs from the album “New Era“, and “Evolution” which is set to be released soon containing singles such as “Yeba“, “For You“, “Senorita“, “Sofa” and others, produced under the contract, including using the stage name ‘Kiss Daniel’ without the company’s prior consent and permission.”

According to PUNCH, a Federal High Court in Lagos on the 30th of November ruled that all parties should maintain their status quo pending the final hearing. The court order which was signed by Hon. Justice Babs Kuewumiread:

The import of the order being that the stateunder which the parties existed under the contract should be preserved until the court makes a determination of the motion on notice filed by the company. All and any dealings in respect of the upload, distribution, and or performance of any of the songs, as well as the use or exploitation of the name ‘Kiss Daniel’ can therefore only be entered or made with the prior written consent and permission of the company as provided under the contract.

It is hereby ordered as follows that in the interim both parties are ordered to maintain the status quo ante bellum under the recording contract pending the hearing of the motion on notice.

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Eminem Releases Tracklist For New Project “Revival” 

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Eminem is one of them.  The legendary emcee revealed the tracklist to his upcoming album Revival, which is slated for release on December 15th, 2017 and while the rapper has certainly proven himself a nigh-unstoppable commercial force, the rapper has long struggled with the difficult task of meeting the lofty expectations of his fans.

In fact, few artists grapple with this as much as Em; the rapper has often made mention of this problem in his lyrics, and even centered Revival’s first single “Walk On Water” around his waning self confidence.

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In reality, Em has been writing off his previous work with every passing album. On Recovery, he alluded to Relapse and Encore as being weak releases (Encore I was on drugs, Relapse I was flushing em’ out), and went on to claim he “fumbled” Recovery on Marshall Mathers LP 2. ” Walk On Water” found him addressing some of the recent criticism permeating the online ether, but for many, it still wasn’t good enough. Some fans found themselves tired of Eminem’s new direction; the rapper who once ridiculed pop stars without mercy found himself working almost exclusively with them. 

Longtime collaborators like Dr. Dre and The Bass Brothers were cast aside in favor of Rick Rubin and Alex Da Kid, who are producing three and five Revival cuts respectively.

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I’m A No-Nonsense Man – Antar Laniyan On Sexual Delinquency

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Antar Laniyan is totally different because of his strict nature whenever he’s handling his business

Amidst growing sexual harassment allegations against Nollywood movie producers, directors and actors, veteran filmmaker Antar Laniyan has declared himself clean and will never be caught in any sexual misconduct.

Recently, filmmaker Yomi Fabiyi and actor Yemi Solade were accused of demanding sex in exchange for movie roles, but Antar Laniyan is totally different because of his strict nature whenever he’s handling his business.

Speaking to Punch, he noted that; “If you are disciplined and you don’t put romance with women first as an actor, you would go far. If you believe that as an actor, you don’t need women all around you, then you would remain relevant because you would concentrate on your craft.

“I directed ‘SuperStory’ for about 10 years but no woman entered my room in the camp. You can ask Wale Adenugahimself. There were amorous advances from women but I shunned them. I am feared while on set. As a lady, you cannot see me and have the courage to approach me with your amorous advances. People would even tell you not to try it with me; they would advise the ladies not to wink at me because I would just slap them.

“It is not that I am wicked but I want my cast and crew members to do what is expected of them. You don’t have to give me anything to gain what you do not deserve. Use your talent and let me acknowledge that you are good at your work. You don’t have to bribe me with your body.

“When I am working, I let discipline guide me. I don’t care if you are befriending the producer; but as a director, I want a disciplined actor in front of me. I do not go to the location to wine and dine; instead I go to work. When it comes to working, I am like a man that goes to the war front with the mindset of winning the war.

“If I don’t face my work squarely, it is the same people that are commending me that would condemn me and I don’t want that. I want to be an evergreen actor. Look at the likes of Oga Belloand Prince Jide Kosoko, they started in 1964 and they are still relevant today. At the time they started, I was just a year old.”

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DJ Cuppy Is Unapologetic As She Covers November Issue Of Vibe Magazine

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Being a daughter of a billionaire oil magnate definitely did not stop Ifeoluwa Florence Otedola also known as DJ Cuppy from creating a name and brand for herself.

The superstar disc jockey recently spoke about the dismay she feels when she is put in the shadow of her fatherand it raised quite a ruckus on social media

As she cover the November edition of Vibe Magazine, she discusses how her family’s fame affects her, her new single with Tekno Green Light” as well as the disc jockey profession in Nigeria.

Read excerpts below:

On her family’s fame and how it affects her:

I would never ever apologize for what family I’m from and if anything, I can use my own opportunity to create more opportunities for others. I’m actually a hardworking young woman that has a passion for DJ-ing and that message has taken me a lot of years to come through. I’m still working on it, but I feel like, finally my work ethic is starting to speak for itself.

On her “Green Light” collaboration with Tekno:

Green Light” is my original song. I came out to the market with a song called I love my country” which was a remix, but “Green Light” is really me not hiding behind anyone’s record. Tekno and I wrote the song together, produced it, came up with it and I’m so proud of it. For me it’s such a breath of fresh air. Regardless of how well the song does- and it’s doing very well- I’m so proud that I decided to take a risk. I’m singing on it which is a new thing for me. I love the video, I just love everything about the song, Regardless of it being my song, it’s such a jam. I fall in love with it every time. Every time I hear it, I feel refreshed.

On working with Tekno:

Tekno is an artiste that I’ve always wanted to work with. If he’s not playing the drums, he’s playing the guitar or he’s playing the piano. I’ve always admired him. I literally cannot think of a bad Tekno song. He’s always working on epic stuff.  He’s just grown from strength to strength and as far as my debut single, I couldn’t think of a better artiste to kick it off with.

On the disc jockey business in Nigeria:

I feel like DJs are completely underrated, but then having said that, DJs are now getting the recognition they deserve,after so many years of playing artistes’ music, supporting artistes and breaking their records. Now, us DJs are taking that limelight that we’ve worked so hard for. You know there’s people like uncle jimmy jatt who really started this idea of a DJbeing a brand, not being hidden behind the scenes or in a corner in a room and there’s amazing people like Spinall now really taking that force. For me it’s really exciting. As a female, I feel like we can take that branding force to another level. I could not think of a better time. When you think about how big African fashion, films, music and creativity in general is now globally, I couldn’t think of a better time to be a female DJ from Nigeria.

On affluence getting in the way of love:

I feel like for me, it’s hard to say because I’ve grown up in an environment where I’ve looked at people because of their ambition not because of what they have. A lot of my friends are go- getters. We come from different backgrounds and it’s almost like I’m a bit of a disappointment in that sense because I don’t act like someone they expect me to act like. I’ve dated people that have grown up completely different from me but the thing they’ve always had in common is that they’ve been ambitious. They’ve had careers, they’ve had very serious goals. So I don’t think that affects anything.

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The Kingdom Of Kendrick! Rap Star Covers Variety Magazine’s “Hitmakers” Issue

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American rapper Kendrick Lamar can rightfully be described as one of the best Hip Hop acts his generation has produced. His last three studio albums were consecutive Billboard chart toppers. His most recent album “Damn” lasted three weeks on the chart and even made a comeback 13 weeks later to take first position.

As he covers the latest issue of Variety Magazine, the rapper discusses with Andrew Barker on what makes an hit record, the mysteries and riddles in his “Damn“, his creative process and more

Read excerpts below:

On what makes a hit record:

What makes a hit record? Because it has some kind of numbers behind it? Is it the amount of streams or the amount of sales or the amount of spins on the radio? Nobody can really justify which one it is, because I’ve heard hundreds of records from inside the neighborhood that were quote-unquote ‘hit records’ and never stood a day outside the community. You might not have heard it (“Alright“) on the radioall day, but you’re seeing it in the streets, you’re seeing it on the news, and you’re seeing it in communities, and people felt it.

On the mysteries and riddles behind “Damn”:

I think the more people talk about it, the more it becomes fascinating, and you can have a debate about it. It’s all healthy because it’s talking about the music. As long as I keep knowing how much to give, giving just enough, and being able to pull back and leave the audience to interpret it, I think [the music] will stay intact.

On his creative process:

For me, prior to me recording, it’s 70% me just formulating ideas in my mind and 30% just collecting sounds and making sounds, prior to me actually getting in the studio. Then it’s about figuring out which angle I’m going to attack it from and how the listener is going to perceive it. These are the ideas you’re constantly, constantly thinking about, and it’s not really about going to instrumentals and bringing on beats [from producers], because I feel my greatest knack is for taking cohesive ideas and putting them on wax. So it starts with me first, with my thoughts.

On being inspired by 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G & DMX’ records:

I just come from that era. I don’t look at these albums like just music; it sounds like an actual film. To me, you need a big, grand production when you listen to these songs. You don’t necessarily just hear the music — you see it. You hear the stories; you hear the interludes; you hear the hooks and how different things intertwine. I always carry some type of conceptual idea inside my music, whether it’s a big concept or it’s so subtle you can’t even tell until you get to 20 listens. It’s such a huge deal to this day, seeing if an artist can still pull it off. Because there’s not too many artists who give you that in a way that feels authentic, where you say, ‘OK, this person really sat down and thought through this idea.

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Mafikizolo Celebrate Twenty Years Of Music With New Album “20”

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South African music duo Theo Kgosinkweand  Nhlanhla Nciza, popularly known as Mafikizolo, are celebrating 20 years in the music industry and they have taken that time to release a new album, aptly named “20“.

The duo have been around for quite a while consistently putting out good music and it is a fitting way to celebrate 2 decades in the industry.

The 16-track project includes features with DJ Maphorisa, Wizkid, KLY, Yemi Alade, Jah Prayzah and many more.

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KennyBlaq, Wizkid, Simi, Davido Nominated For The Future Awards Africa 2017 | See Full List

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The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has unveiled its list of nominees for the 12th edition of the prestigious awards.

With the mandate to celebrate and accelerate innovation among young Nigerians aged 18 – 31, the TFAA acknowledges inspiring young people making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and creativity. The Central Working Committee of the Awards selected five exceptional individuals for each of the 21 categories in contention this year.

Beyond tribal lines, tunic differences and religious affiliations, these nominees are united by the possibilities of their talent, commitment to hard work and driven by achievement in impacting the economy, society, and rewriting the African narrative.

Themed ‘Nigeria’s New Tribe’, The Future Awards Africa 2017 will hold on Saturday, 9 December 2017.

Meet Nigeria’s New Tribe:

Category 1: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting

Samuel Ajibola, 30
Sambasa Nzeribe, 29
Bidemi Kosoko, 29
Akah Nnani, 29
Ini Dima-Okojie, 27

Category 2: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion and Design

Joseph O. Ike and Ola Akindehinde (JZO Fashion), 31/26
Bisola ‘Ladybiba’ Adeniyi, 25
Paolo Sisiano, 29
Muktar Onifade, 26
Olivia & Sylvia ‘Gozel Green’ Enekwe, 31

Category 3: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty

Grace Chinonso Okoli, 24
Ifeyinwa Ojekwe
Jennifer Uloko, 27
Adetola Anita ‘Brows’ Adetoye, 28
Vanessa Onwughalu, 27

Category 4: The Future Awards Africa for Music

Adekunle ‘Gold’ Kosoko, 30
David ‘Davido’ Adeleke, 25
Anidugbe ’Kiss Daniel’ Daniel, 23
Austin Miles ‘Teckno’ Kelechi, 24
Simisola ‘Simi’ Ogunleye, 29

Category 5: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Professional Service

Mohammed Sani Sani Madugu, 22
Ibijoke Faborode, 27
O’tega Ogra, 30
Fiyin Williams, 29
Olamide Bada, 29

Category 6: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Business

Osemwengie Victor Odion, 30
Nnamdi Stan – Ekeh, 24
Toyin Onigbanjo, 29
Bisola Borha, 31
Ubi Franklin, 31

Category 7: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Sports

Asisat Oshoala, 23
Anthony Joshua, 28
Akhator Evelyn, 22
Alexandra Chuka Iwobi, 21
Victor Moses, 26

Category 8: The Future Awards Prize for Education; Endowed by the University of Sussex

Mukhtar Dan-mallam, 29
Samson Abioye (late)/ Oluyemi Oluwaseun Imole / Akanji Abayomi Gideon, 26/29/23
Olaseni Cole, 30
Wole Adedoyin, 31
Claudine Adeyemi, 28

Category 9: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Technology

Chris Kwekowe, 24
Tobi Ayeni, 27
Adebolu Ibukun, 27
Damilola Jegede, 32
Henry Obinugwu, 28

Category 10: The Future Awards Africa Prize for New Media

Richard ‘Nasty Boy’ Akuson, 23
Femi ‘Kraks’ Bakare, 24
Ademola ‘Expoze’ Adetona, 29
Delphine Okobah, 29
Dolapo ‘LowlaDee’ Adeleke, 27

Category 11: The Future Awards Prize for Media Enterprise

Timilehin Bello, 25
Oluwagbeminiyi Osidipe, 31
Tiwalola ‘TJ Dotts’ Olanubi, 28
Ijeoma Ndekwu, 28
Rick Nwanso, 27

Category 12: The Future Awards Prize for Public Service

Adetola Onayemi, 26
Olufemi Olukayode ‘F. Shaw’ Adeyemi, 32
Joseph Ike, 31
Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, 30
Dada Olabisi Mary, 29

Category 13: The Future Awards Prize for Arts and Culture

Nadine Ibrahim, 23
Tunde Alara, 27
Ayobami Adebayo, 29
Fola David, 24
Modupeola Fadugba, 32

Category 14: The Future Awards Prize for Comedy

Otolorin Kehinde ‘Kenny Blaq’ Peter, 25
Victor Ebiye, 24
Olu ‘SLKomedy’ Salako, 27
Gloria ‘Maraji’ Oloruntobi, 20
Ereme ‘Twyse’ Abraham, 26

Category 15: The Future Awards Prize for Advocacy

Imrana Alhaji Buba, 24
Victor Ugo, 27
Ayodeji Osowobi, 27
Mary Yakubu, 23
Hauwa Ojeifo, 25

Category 16: The Future Awards Prize for Agriculture

Adetola Adeleke, 31|
Sipasi Olalekan, 30
Nasir Yammama, 27
Kafilat Adedeji, 29
Okorode Christian, 25

Category 17: The Edwin George Prize for Photography

Kadara Enyeasi, 23
Tolani Alli, 25
Omoregie Osakpolor, 27
Yagazie Eguare, 30
Lakin Ogunbanwo, 30

Category 18: The Future Awards Prize for Journalism

Nelly Ating, 28
Ayodeji Rotinwa, 27
Eromo Egbejule, 27
Mayowa Tijani, 29
Oladeinde Olawoyin, 29

Category 19: The Future Awards Prize for On-Air Personality (Visual) 

Harry Itie, 29
Nancy Isime, 25
Olive Emodi, 28
Adesewa Josh, 32
Idia Aisen, 26

Category 20: The Future Awards Prize for On-Air Personality (Audio)

Irabor Okosun, 29
Ayeni Adu, 31
Tisan Jeremiah Bako, 31
Rosemary Ajuka, 27
Toyin Eleniyan, 31

Category 21: The Future Awards Prize for Young Person of the Year

Mary ‘Remmy’ Njoku, 32
Iyin Aboyeji, 26
Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, 27
Silas Adekunle, 25
Amaka Osakwe, 30

For more information, visit awards.thefutureafrica.com. Follow @TFAAfrica to keep up with the latest news on TFAA. The officialhashtags for 2017 is #TFAA2017

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256 Dead In Egypt As Terrorist Strike Again

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A tragedy has occurred in Egypt, leaving at least two-hundred and thirty five civilians dead. As reported by CNN, militants enacted a coordinated attack on an Egyptian Mosque located in the Sinai Peninsula, between Bir al-Abed and the city of al-Arish. 

The Mosque is known as being the birthplace of an influential Sufi cleric, which may hold some significance, as some sects of ultra-orthodox Muslims deem Sufism heretical. And while nobody has publicly claimed responsibility for this attack, there is an undeniable similarity to the tactics of ISIS. 

With the death count still rising, a recent count has the injured list at 109.

While the report remains in development, it seems as if the attack began with the coordinated bombing of an adjacent building, which hit the mosque with considerable force. When worshippers began to flee, gunmen opened fire on them, before entering the mosque themselves.

Apparently, gunmen had also set up strategic “ambush points,” which would target ambulances attempting to reach the scene. 

A twenty-seven year old man named Ashraf Abu Salem recounts entering the mosque after the massacre, and seeing the bodies of those who had attempted to flee. Overall, the massacre sounds truly horrific, and it currently stands as one of the most deadly in recent memory.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi delivered a brief statement afterward, vowing to 

respond to this act with brute force against these terrorists. This terrorist act will strengthen our resolve, steadfastness and will to stand up to, resist and battle against terrorism.” 

He proceeded to declare three days of national mourning. Currently, the Egyptian government are attempting to track down the murderers.

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Time Magazine Debunks Donald Trump’s Claim

Time Magazine Debunks Donald Trump’s Claim

In case you missed it Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump made a claim that TIME magazine reached out to him and apparently told him they were likely going to give him their “Person of the Year” award.

He said they were going to want him to do an extensive interview & photo shoot, something he felt wasn’t a good idea so he ultimately passed. Well, it turns out that not necessarily true. As Time Magazine to debunk the statement. 

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Lil Pump’s Gucci Gang Goes To No 3 On Billboard Hot 100 

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Lil Pump is the viral sensation who’s slowly becoming one of the most prominent figures among the younger generation of rappers. 

Despite the fact that many old heads consider him to be the catalyst to hip hop’s downfall in 2017, the rapper just can’t help but prosper through it all.

The release of his self-titled mixtape in October garnered co-signs from some of hip hop’s biggest names. Now, the lead single off the project “Gucci Gang” has taken over, regardless of your opinion on it. It’s already broken some records but the virality of the song might help Lil Pump reach the top of the charts.

Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang” has propelled itself from number 12 on the Billboard 100 to number 3 . It’s a major feat for the young South Florida rapper. 

The single recently became the shortest song to make its way onto the charts since 1975. The rapper’s single runs only one second short Dickie Goodman’s 1975 single “Mr. Jaws” that runs at two minutes and three seconds. At the pace Pump’s moving, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him at number one