Entertainment Roundup: Jay Z changes his name and announces new album, 4.44; Are you ready for Ndani TV’s new web series, Lagos Big Boy? | More stories

Here are the top stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still buzzing on Entertainment Roundup this Tuesday morning.

Jay Z not only has new kids, he has a new album and a refurbished name too

The album is called 4.44 and will be released on 30 June.

Jay Z’s music streaming company, Tidal announced the album with clips of an upcoming film featuring Moonlight star, Mahershala Ali, Danny Glover and Lupita N’yogo.

A few bars from a new track “Adnis” by Jay Z, who welcomed twins with wife Beyonce over the weekend, was played over the clips.

4.44, Jay Z’s 13th studio album, will premiere and will be exclusive to Tidal for as long as Jay Z and other decision makers want.

Will it be made public at some point? We can only wait to find out!

Plus being a new dad and cooking a new album, Jay Z has changed his name.

Now it seems like he had so much in the offing but didn’t want to steal his twins’ shine so he waited for their arrival before letting stuff out…

Jay Z has brought back the hyphen to his name and will now capitalize all the letters. He dropped the punctuation four years ago but has taken it on again with caps.

So it’s JAY-Z, henceforth.


Are you ready for Ndani TV’s new series?

Better be!

The online web channel that gave us Skinny Girl in Transit and Gidi Up has some Yoruba demon-ish content packaged for users this season.

Lagos Big Boy is the title and it centres on four young men who try to survive the Lagos hustle.

Written and directed by Dare Olaitan of the Ojukokoro fame, Lagos Big Boy features online comic act, Bollylomo, Chuey Chu, Charles Etubiebi Oke and Tosan Wiltshere.

We will be the first to let you know the release date!


Ice Prince drops new track

He’s been on about it for a while and it’s finally out.

Ice Prince’s latest single, Successful was released on Monday and we’ll let you decide if it’s a winner.

Listen here:


Vector tha Viper to set new world record with other rappers

Celebrated rap artiste, Vector tha Viper will be teaming with a couple of other Nigerian rap artistes to set a 13-hour rap record.

Although they haven’t quite figured out how to achieve this, Chinko Ekun, Base One, Yung6ix have joined with Vector to make their intentions known.

Watch them talk about it in this interview with Planet TV:

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