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Mr Incredible! MI’s new album to feature 27 artistes

by Tosin Michael

After spending some time away from the Nigerian rap scene. M.I Abaga is primed to consolidate his spot as the chairman of Nigeria rap with the release of his third studio album scheduled for 30 October.

Hip Hop heads had been left wondering why the forthcoming “Chairman” album has taken so long,  so 27 collaborations explains the lengthy waiting period afterall.

M.I Abaga is not new to multiple collaborations as 2012’s Illegal Music 2 saw him do a whopping 20 collaborations. With several key names revealed via instagram his fans will be hoping the album is a sellout.

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Below are the artistes billed for the “Chairman” album

Ice Prince, Sarkodie, Sound Sultan, Tuface, Wizkid, Beenie Man, Olamide, Phyno, Reminisce, Patoranking, Seyi Shay, Runtown, Frank Edwards, Storm Rex, Oritse Femi, Morell, Chigurl, Nosa, Loose Kanyon, Debbi, Nanya, DJ Lambo, Emmy Ace, Milli, I.J, Koker and Moti Cakes.

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Wizkid reacts to his alleged arrest for smoking weed in a Kenyan Hotel

by S’ola Filani

Reports making the rounds claim that music star, Wizkid was arrested in Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend, for smoking ‘weed’.

A Kenyan publication, the Standard Digital News, which spearheaded the news claimed Wizkid who was visiting to shoot a video and also perform at a concert, was arrested at Nairobi Crown Plaza, a non-smoking hotel, where he was lodged.

“He was arrested when he was about checking out of the hotel after it was discovered he had smoked an illegal substance- weed. The hotel manager questioned him about the illegal act, which made them have a hot argument, before the hotel security men called in the police. On their arrival at the scene, the police arrested Wizkid with handcuffs and led him to the Capital Hill Police Station. Even though he had paid the Sh50, 000 fine the hotel charges for breaking their rules, he was still taken away, before he finally sorted himself out. Wizkid was due to leave for Lagos at around 3pm and was forced to cancel the flight due to the drama” the online news portal reported.

Reacting to the report however, Wizkid via his manager Seun Jonathan in a telephone conversation with Ynaija said “Nothing of such happened. It is all rumour, rumors keep churning out everyday, it didn’t happen.

Also, a source who was privileged to be on the alleged cancelled flight with Wizkid told Ynaija “I was on that same flight with him,  he didn’t cancel any flight, it was only delayed. He was on that flight which left Nairobi at about 4pm.

Commenting on the success of his show in Kenya, the super star tweeted “Was out last night..All i hear is Wizzy wizzy..lol !! Big up the Dj’s steady supporting me and my Team..God bless y’all abundantly….2 sick shows last night!!! I’m too tired but the hustle continues!! Young Don never sleeps.”

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Davido beaten to MOBO award by Ghanaian artiste, Fuse ODG

by Damilola Jagun

 

 

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Despite having a stellar year so far, and winning most of the awards he’s been in contention for, Davido has lost the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards in the ‘Best African Act’ category to Ghanaian artist, Fuse ODG.

Fuse ODG beat Afrikan Boy, Davido, DJ Clock, Dr Sid, Mafikozolo, Mista Silva, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and Yemi Alade, to win the award on Wednesday, 22 October, at London’s SSE Wembley Arena.

Watch below, his acceptance speech:

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#GhanaLove: 2face Idibia & Wizkid do the ‘Shoki’ dance at the Hennessy Artistry concert (WATCH)

by Isi Esene

2face Idibia and Starboy, Wizkid have been having a great time disturbing Ghana with good music… and of-course, some Shoki dance moves.

The superstars performed alongside South African artistes, Mafikizolo, Reggie Rockstone, VIP and others in the first ever Hennessy Artistry International Concert in Accra, Ghana on Saturday.

Wizkid posted a video as he got introduced on stage by one of Africa’s most successful music act, 2baba himself.

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2baba nd Wizzy!!! Ghana love!

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Annie Idibia shows how to rock to a 2face performance at Ghana concert (PHOTOS)

by Kolapo Olapoju

She’s his wife, baby mama, best friend, and die hard fan.

Actress, Annie Idibia was in the audience of 2face and Wizkid’s Hennessy Artistry concert in Ghana last night, and she was evidently animated throughout the show, especially when her husband mounted the stage.

No one could match her in cheering as her rock-star hubby performed.

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“I made her a hit song! Abi, I no try?” – Watch Wizkid take Saeon apart

by Kolapo Olapoju

In this new video, Wizkid has responded to the recent reports of acrimony towards him by singer, Saeon, and producer/artiste, Samklef.

On Samklef, he said, “Come on, he was in my house two weeks ago. We are always together, so i really dont understand what is going on here, but its all love. I’ve got love for Samklef all day. He’s that kind of person that even if he hurts me, i can’t get mad. That’s how much i’ve got love for the guy.”

Meanwhile, when asked about Seaon, he had no such love for her. Wizkid shrugged and said, “They just told me about that one upstairs. I just heard that one now.” In a bullish tone, he added, “I did what i was called to do and got her a hits song. Abi, i no try?”

Watch:

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Swag mentality: 2face Idibia & Wizkid arrive in Ghana for Hennessy Artistry concert (See Photos)

by Akan Ido

Artistes, 2face Idibia and Wizkid have arrived in Accra, Ghana ahead of their first international concert happening tomorrow.
The concert which is set to hold at the Accra International Conference Centre, will feature exciting performances from South African duo, Mafikizolo, MzVee, 4×4 and Edem.
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I rolled with with International artistes, but I’ve not changed my style – Wizkid

by Damilola Jagun

During a recent media parley for the Hennessy Artistry, Wizkid talked a bit about his sophomore album, ‘Ayo(Joy)’.

According to the Starboy honcho, ‘Jaiye Jaiye’, his highly successful collaboration with Afrobeat icon, Femi Kuti, was one which put him on his toes, and made him want to give his best delivery. He also expressed his initial uncertainty on the kind of reception it would get from fans.

Wizkid said, “When I made jaiye jaiye, I didn’t know people were ready to accept the song, so I needed something to make it really special. I called Femi Kuti for a collaboration and almost immediately, he agreed. I was shocked. I had to go back to the studio that night to re-do the song so he wouldn’t be disappointed. We recorded it the next day and it was a successful.”

He also said stated that he endeavoured to stick to his original style, despite associating and mingling with foreign artistes over the last 12 months,while adding that the album is loved by everyone.

“Everybody is loving the tracks and are discovering new songs on the album even though I had put out about seven of the songs on it. When I was making this album, I was trying to make a conscious decision not to change my style because people were beginning to think I would change my style since I started rolling with international artistes, Wizkid added.

After its release on 17 September, the record ranked at number 99 on the top 100 albums on iTunes

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Wizkid now charges N10 Million to feature on a song!!!

by Anike Jacobs

Wizkid has finally addressed all the ‘back-stabbing’ allegations levied against him and he is definitely not smiling!

His former Producer, Samklef had recently criticized him, saying that fame has gotten into his head, making him to forget his roots while upcoming female singer, Saeon alleged that she paid him the sum of N1.5 million for a feature and he couldn’t even give her a shout out.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Wizkid addressed the issues.
On Saeon, he said  “It was strictly work. When did we even start talking that we should be friends like that? She came to me, no not me directly, to my Manager and asked for a collabo. Normally, I don’t charge my friends but she came with some cash and I gladly obliged. I even gave her 10 percent discount. That is a very generous move, because it took her a month to get my attention. After that, it’s back to our separate lives. We are not friends.”
He also added that he now charges way more for collaborations.

‘I charge N10M for collaboration but I don’t charge the people I love.‘I don’t pay for collaborations because I’m confident of myself.’…

On Samklef,  he said  “He came to my house two weeks ago. My house is a party house for Guys and Sam was in my house. So i don’t know where all this came from,” he said.