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Sep 152013
 

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If you are thinking of a Nigerian song for your wedding day,  you have come to the right place. Marriage is something we all  look forward to. We can tell you that Nigerian girls love  the sound of wedding bells.  If you are getting married soon, a big congratulations to you! We took time to compile the ten best wedding songs for that special day. It was an interesting research. We hope you like them.  Please leave a comment and let us know if you like the compilation.

10  Flavour – Oyi Remix  Tiwa Savage

Flavour is a gifted Nigerian musician. His song ”Oyi” ft Tiwa Savage grabs our  tenth spot. This song esteems the bride and calls her special names Like ”Jollof rice”, ”Tomoto” and says she is the reason for his cold.

 

9)   Psquare –  Beautiful Onyinye ft Rick Ross 

Psquare song Beautiful Onyinye takes our Number 9 spot. The beat of this song is so nice and  in the song the bridegroom presents the bride to his parents. Psquare remains one of most popular Nigerian musicians in Africa


 

8) Paul Play – Angel of My life

Paul Play’s song ”Angel of ,y life”  takes the eight spot. This song is so enjoyable that we can’t stop hitting the replay button. He praises the bride as the one he loves and calls her the Angel of his life. What better way to describe the girl you want to marry than to let her know how important she is to you. This Nigerian song is a classic and  rightly won several Nigerian music awards.

 

7) Sunny Neji – Oruka

The great classic love song by ”Sunny Neji” takes the seventh spot. The song was a monster hit when it first came out. This song hasn’t lost its appeal at all. He reminds the bride to enjoy the her wedding day.

6) Psquare – I love you

Psquare’s song ”I love you” takes our Number 6 spot. The song emphasizes the love he has for the Bride. He calls her the object of his love. CLassic song. It is not  uncommon to hear people still banging this song in 2013.

 

5.  Tiwa Savage – Ife Wa Gbona Ft. Leo Wonder

Nigerian pop star Tiwa Savage  grabs the 5th spot with her song ”Ife Wa Gbona”.  This song is a specially  built for an engagement party and paves the way for the perfect wedding. the Bride esteems the bridegroom in a very beautiful way and expresses her joy that the he chose her.

 

4. D’banj – Fall in Love

Nigerian music star Dbanj takes our number 4 spot. His song ”Fall in Love” is a perfect wedding song for all lovers. This smash hit is a very good way to  tell your bride how she captured your heart.

3)  Flavour – Ada Ada

Flavour’s song ”Ada Ada” grabs our second spot. This Nigerian song is a smash hit and will always make everyone to move their feet. It  pictures the complete Igbo traditional wedding,

2) Tuface – Africa Queen

Tuface Idibia’s  song African Queen takes our second spot. This song is one of the most popular africn songs in recent times. It made Mr Idibia one of the most decorated hip artist to come out of Africa. The song was used as the sound track for Phat Girls.

 

1)Psquare-  No One like you.

Psquare’s smash hit ”No one like you” grabs our number one spot. The good thing about this song is that it is loved all over Africa. The song is played in a lot of African weddings and its position is well deserved. Psquare are one of the richest musicians in Nigeria.

Sep 152013
 

Splash NIGERIAN RAPPER

New female rappers keep coming up on the Nigerian music scene. The female rappers are however not as many as the Male counterparts. Over the years Nigeria has had Sasha, Blaise and the popular Eva. However Splash is the newest rapper on the Nigerian rap scene. She is  very young and has a lot of talent.  Could she become the best female rapper in Nigeria? It is  possible as she can drop punch lines  and dope lyrics. Splash is signed to H-man recording label.

Check out her video for her song ” Church Agbasa”. Mode 9 makes a cameo appearance in this video.

Sep 152013
 

Bracket is back like they never left. After a long hiatus from entertainment due to Vast’s health, the sensational group, crooners of “Yori Yori”, “Me and You” and “Girl” is back with a smashing hit track titled “International Baby“. It feels good to hear the smooth soothing voice from these young talented artistes, the love from their fans all over the world has been a great source of inspiration to the duo. This song International Baby was done in appreciation to all their fans globally. This cracking tune is produced by Jay Stunt

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Sep 152013
 

iLLBLiSS

Nigerian Rapper iLLBLiSS is a not a new name in the Nigeria rap scene. His talent is undeniable. Howevre he has been away from the scene for sometime now.  iLLBLiSS  aka The OGA BOSS returns with a new single featuring fellow Capital Hill Music act,Chidinma. The joint is called “Powerful”.

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Sep 152013
 

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Davido is one Nigerian artiste whose fan base has been rising rapidly. As a matter of  fact fans at one point began debating if Davido was a better than wizkid.  Anyway, Davido is in London and stopped at Tim Westwood TV for a free style session. He also sang his latest hit song ”Skelewu” and freestyled about spending money, going on a shopping spree, and having loads of cash. Davido’s father is a billionaire!

Sep 152013
 

orezi rihanna

Rihanna is a mega pop star. Nigerian musician sang a song about a girl who looked like the pop star. The most anticipated video for the  song ‘Rihanna” by”Orezi” has now dropped. Just after releasing his Rihanna video, which which cost 7.3million naira, his twitter account just got verified barely 100 hours of dropping the visuals to the hit single

Check out the video below.

Sep 152013
 

Who are the richest musicians in Africa? William Shakespeare once wrote that music is the food of the soul. But have you ever wondered who the richest African musicians are? Well we got the answers!  Nigerians have four musicians on the list of the top ten richest musicians in Africa. With endorsement deals, concerts promoters and big companies looking  for brand ambassadors,  musicians in Africa are getting richer by the day. Here are the top ten richest musicians in Africa.

 

1)     Youssou N’Dour

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Youssou takes number one spot on the list of richest African musicians. Born 1 october 1959, Youssou is a Senegalese singer , composer, percussionist, politician and  talented musician. He has been described by Rolling stone Magazine as ‘perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Senegal and much of Africa’  . Youssou has the investments in real estate and owns the biggest media house, radio and TV stations in Senegal.

In April 2012 He was appointed tourism and culture minister in the cabinet of  new Prime Minister Abdoul Mbaye. Youssou was instrumental in the development  of the brand of Senegalese music known as as mbalax.

 2)     Psquare

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 Psquare is one of the richest musicians in NigeriaPsquare composed of Nigerian twins, Peter and Paul, are the second richest musicians in Africa. They own a luxurious home in Lagos worth over 3 million dollars. They also own a house in San Francisco worth over  1.7 million pounds. In 2012 they were named the Artist of the year at the  KORA All Africa Music Awards  and they received  1 million dollars for winning  the award.

In December 2011, the duo signed a mouth watering deal with Akon Konvict Music. Psquare are ambassadors for Globacom telecommunication in  Nigeria and are said to charge over $150 ,000 per show. Psquare fly their own airbus private jet and make most of their money from concerts across Africa. They recently concluded a concert in Chicago and they try to spend as much time as they can with their family before travelling.  peter okoye recently proposed to his long time girlfriend Lola Omotayo with a 15 million brand new  SUV. According to their Jude Okoye, Psquare’s elder brother, Paul is more on the reserved side while Peter is on the social side. Peter is like a socialite, outgoing person more than Paul. Peter has the motivating drive.

Psquare also engage in Philanthropic acts. They visited and donated 5 million Naira to OJB( a Nigerian music producer)   to aid him towards his kidney operation in India. Some of  Psquare’s hits include songs like ‘’Temptations’’, ‘’personally’’, ‘’No body be like you’’, and ‘’Chop my money’’ which featured Akon on the Remix.

3)     D’banj

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Dbanj also known as the koko master is internationally well known for his smash hit song ‘’Oliver twist’ which was  number 2 on the UK R&B chart. Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo popularly known as D’banj was born June 9, 1980. He is a Nigerian musician, song writer, harmonica player and businessman. He has won several music awards including the awards for the Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards  in 2009.

In 2011 he won the BET Awards of 2011 for Best International Act. Dbanj is not only a talented musician, he is also business man. He owns Koko Water, Koko Garri, Koko mobile and a host of other Koko products. He became the first African musician to be signed to Kanye West Good Music label. In 2013 he was unveiled as the Headliner for Hennessy 2103 Artistry. D’banj  has a home in Atlanta reported to be worth $15 million dollars and he charges over 100, 000 dollars per show.

His  latest album D’King’s Men  was launched in Nigeria and reviewed on The New York Times on Friday 13th September 2013. D’banj wore a $25000 suit to the launch.

4)     Koffi olomide

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Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba popularly known as Koffi Olomide is from the Democratic republic of Congo. He is one of the richest musicians in Africa. . He is a talented musician, dancer, producer, and composer.  He was born on Friday, July 13, 1956 and has built a large body of fans across Africa.  Koffi has sold millions of records and has over 7 albums to his credit. His album Haut de Gamme: Koweït, Rive Gauche is listed in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

 

5.) salif keita

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Salif Keïta (born August 25, 1949) is an afro-pop singer-songwriter from Mali. He takes the sixth spot on the list of richest musician in Africa. Those who are familiar with Salif Keita have spoken of his humility despite his riches.  Salif story is quite unique and remarkable. Because of his albinism, a sign of badluck in Mandinka culture, He was cast out by his family and ostracized. In 1984  He moved moved to Paris to reach a larger audience with his music. Often referred to as the “Golden Voice of Africa” , Salif is also a direct descendant of the founder of the Mali Empire, Sundiata Keita. This royal heritage meant that under the Malian caste system, he should never have become a singer. Salif Keita has investments in real estate and owns his own private island in France.

 

6)     Fally Ipupa

Fally-Ipupa richest african musician

Fally Ipupa is one of the richest musician in Africa. He is an award winning singer from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was originally  part of the band of Koffi Olomidé, from 1999 to 2006 before starting a solo career.  Ipupa won the Kora Music Award in 2007 for Best Artist or Group from Central Africa. In 2010, Fally Ipupa won the MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 for Best Video (for Sexy Dance) and Best Francophone. Fally Ipupa is credited for modernizing the Lingala music and He is a poster boy for a number of clothing brands in Paris, where he also performs at sold out shows, making a lot of money.

7)      2face Idibia

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 Nigerian music star Tuface Idibia takes the number 7 spot on the list of the richest musicians in Africa. In the recent Forbes report on the most bankable artiste in Africa, Tuface Idibia made the cut.  He is a multi-award wining musician and one of the most decorated hip pop artists in Africa.  He is popularly known across Africa for his song ‘’African Queen’’. Tuface  has won 1 KORA award,  1 MTV Europe Award, 1 world Music Award, five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Awards and one BET award 4 MTV Africa Music Awards, 1 MOBO award, and numerous additional nominations.

The African Queen crooner has a vast investment in real estate across Nigeria, earns around $50k to $80k per show and owns a night club in Nigeria.  In 2009, he was presented with the prestigious International Youth Ambassador for Peace Summit and the Nigeria Youth Merit Award by the National Youth Council of Nigeria in recognition of his contributions to youth development in Nigeria.

 

8)     Hugh Masekela

Hugh_Masekela richest african musician

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela (born April 4, 1939) is a multi award winning  South African trumpeter, singer flugelhornist, cornetist and composer. Masekela has sold millions of records and  owns a professional studio in Botswana.  In addition he makes money from appearances in major festivals across the world and the sales of his albums. Masekela has been described as one of the most talented Jazz artists in Africa. In 1968  He was  nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Contemporary Pop Performance – Instrumental” music category. 32 years after he was honoured by President Zuma with the highest order in South Africa: The Order of Ikhamanga,

In 2011 Masekela received a Lifetime Achievement award at the WOMEX World Music Expo in Copenhagen for his contributions to music

 

9)     Banky W

banky-w richest african musician

Olubankole Wellington , popularly known as Banky W, was born in the united states on March 27 1981. He is the CEO of  Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E.) record label  and  R& B artist.  He is often refereed to as the king of R & B in Nigeria.  He is also a published writer, and some of his articles have been featured in numerous Nigerian  magazines, newspapers and websites. As a philanthropist, he launched the “I AM CAPABLE” scholarship fund, which provides tuition, room & board at private universities for youth who are in need and meet the grade requirements

Majority of  Banky’s money comes from gigs . sales of records, and endorsement deals.  Banky has a lucrative ambassadorial deal with Samsung Mobile. In Feb 2013, he signed a second deal with Samsung Electronics West Africa which is valued at over a 140 million Naira. Officials of Samsung have described Mr Wellington as one who represents the values Samsung stands for which is his quality, depth of work and versatility as an artiste that has endeared him to fans in and outside Nigeria. Wizkid, one of the richest musicians in Nigeria, was once signed to Banky’s record label, Although wizkid has began his own label called star boy record, it is believed that he still has an agreement with EME Records.

Banky W is award winning musician.

 

10)  Jose Chameleone

Jose Chameleone richest african musician

 Joseph Mayanja  kpopularly known as Jose Chameleon Is a Ugandan Afrobeat and reggae Musician.  He is the biggest money maker in East Africa and owns a luxurious mansion in the outskirt of Kampala.  Jose is the East African heavy weight and self proclaimed music Doctor.  He was born on 1 January 1979 and is known by other stage names such Joe Chameleon or simply Chameleone (sometimes spelled Chameleon). He is one of the most popular Ugandan musicians of the 21st century and enjoys strong popularity in many Africa country.  He has a number of expensive cars in his car collections.

Chameleone sings in Luganda, English and Swahili. Several of his songs have yielded popular catchphrases, including Basiima OgenzeShida Za DuniaNekolera Maali and Badilisha. In 2013 he was nominated for  the prestigious African Entertainment Awards.

Sep 132013
 

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Recently, Difference Entertainment signee, SEAN TIZZLE teamed up with super talented CLARENCE PETERS to achieve a breathtaking video for his latest smash hit single “MAMA EH”, which is currently rocking music lovers’ playlists. The video showcases adventurous scenes with a creative edge. Here’s behind the scenes footage from the shoot; a glimpse of what to expect in the movie like video

Sep 132013
 

omawui

Omawumi  is a gifted Nigerian artiste. Check out her new visuals for  the  song ‘Warn Yourself’ . O mawumi is a sensational singer, pop queen and multi brands ambassador. The deluxe edition of her sophomore album, Lasso of Truth also drops today on iTunes and konga.com. The new video, ‘Warn Yourself’, was shot in Brooklyn and Lagos. In the video, Omawumi attempted a bit of choreography which was choreographed by America’s Got Talent Choreographer, Victor Sho and Nigerian award winning dancer/choreographer, Kaffy. While Victor co-ordinated the Brooklyn shooting where he played the lead role, Kaffy co-ordinated that of Nigeria. The high budget video was directed by Mega. The album contains hits tracks such as Somori, Bottom Belle, I Go Go, If You Ask Me, Stay Alive and Warn Yourself featuring Wizkid.”

Sep 112013
 

mayd

May D is a talented artiste who featured on PSquare’s Invasion Album, collaborating on ‘Chop My Money’ which also featured Akon on the remix and on ‘Do as I Do’ which also had Tiwa Savage on it.
A great singer and dancer, May D has performed to a great number of audiences from all over Nigeria, parts of Africa and Europe. Check out the new video of his Song ”Get Down”.

Sep 102013
 

It appears a rap war is about to begin in Naija on who is the greatest rapper in Nigeria. NotJustOk started this controversy with their now infamous list of the 10 most gifted rappers in Nigeria. Terry the Rapman and Rukus were not  included on the list and obviously they weren’t happy about it. I think Terry ought to have made the cut though. Read our list of the 10 best rappers in Nigeria if you missed the post. While Terry the Rapman took to twitter to respond to NotjustOk,  Rukus  decided to recorded a  diss track. Check it out below. Is this the beginning of a rap war in Nigeria? It looks likely.

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Sep 102013
 

Many Musicians seems to be promoting Nudity nowadays. 20 year old Miley Cyrus has followed suit in her new video. The controversial singer, 20, strips completely nude and shows off her boobs, bum and other bits in her most daring video yet.  The song is the first off her upcoming album Bangerz which features a collaboration with Britney Spears.

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Sep 102013
 

Ice Prince is already an international success and a global phenomenon. His sophomore album – Fire of Zamani – is set to drop before the end of 2013, Chocolate City rapper Ice Prince releases a new international single featuring Moroccan-American Hip-Hop superstar French Montana. with additional vocals by EME act Shaydee.

Its hard not to like Ice Prince – He sure knows how to make commercial hits! The Beat on this one is so dope.
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Sep 102013
 

top ten best rappers in nigeria

Who are the top 10 Best rappers in Nigeria?  On September 6th 2013, NotjustOk released a list of the 10 most gifted rappers  and  the controversial list has garnered a lot of response. In the list, Modenine was awarded the number one  slot while Olamide was awarded the second position.  Mr Incredible ( M.I) took the fourth spot while Jesse Jagz and Eldee didn’t even make the cut.  Without mincing words, the list is not only skewed and incorrect, it is also incomplete as  no female rapper made the cut. As fans of  true hip hop we decided to carryout our own survey on the 10 Most gifted rappers in Nigerian music. We came out with a result slightly different from the list by Notjustok.com.  In our analysis, we considered the volume of the body of work of each artiste, their lyrical content,  their style and manner of delivery, their word play and versatility,the metaphorical depth of rhyming  and their story telling ability. We considered their inclination to address contemporary and diverse subjects in the society and use punch lines that reverberates in the hearts of the listeners.  The survey would have been incomplete if we didn’t consider commercial appeal and  rap influence the artistes are having on other upcoming rappers.  We considered commercial and global appeal as we believe it takes a degree of gifting and skill to write a commercially successful rap song.

Anyway, here is our findings and compilation of the top 10 most gifted male rappers in Nigerian.

10) Naeto C

Naeto C debut album ”You Know P”  released in May 2008 defined Naeto C as an artiste with remarkable rapping talent.  Naeto C is definitely one of the top ten best rappers in Nigeria. In the same year he was honoured with an MTV Africa Music Award. Naeto C flows are not necessarily  packed with a lot of punch lines, but his musical content  is clearly enjoyable nevertheless.  His third single, “Kini Big Deal” ruled the charts, clubs and everywhere else for a very long time.  It is fair to say that Naeto C’s commercial appeal is undeniable. His second album Super C Season received rave reviews and ”Ten over Ten” was quite popular. Hence in our opinion he takes the 10th spot.

 

10)  Terry the Rapman

Terry the Rapman is certainly one of Nigeria’s  gifted rappers. it is true that he went on a long hiatus , but his contributions to the rap game is undeniable. The Track ”Zombie” shows Terry can spit hard when it matters.  ”Boys are not smiling” is full of some dope punch lines and his latest song ‘ Testing 1,2”  isnt that bad either. In our survey, Terry the Rapman shares the 10th spot with Naeto C on our list of the top 10 best rappers in Nigeria

9) Phemon

The phenomous viper and lyrical mercenary, Phenom took the Nigerian Hip Hop  industry by storm with his track ” Shukuku BamBam” and ”Omo Naija”. He is said to be the only rapper in the Nigerian music industry to sign a record deal without having  released a record.  His punch lines are some times too good to be true. No wonder he is called the  Knight House General. He takes our Number 9 Spot on our list of  the top ten best rappers in Nigeria.

9) Yung6ix

In terms of  Hard Punch lines, Yung6ix is definitely in a class of his own. This kid can spit and he is the self-acclaimed King of the South. His use of metaphor is often effective and admirable. Yung6ix  is  precocious! The first time we heard Yung6ix we loved him. His lines are so dope that if we jettison some of our judging criteria, then the rap throne could be his.  Respect to you mister I am more than Incredible/ If your mind is on my rover you thinking in my range/ In the mirror I am the best two” Only Yun6ix could drop lines like these. On point and yet dope! his lyricism and versatility is so heart warming and his talent is undeniable. Yung6ix shares the 9th spot with Phenom. Both rappers drop sick flows and deserve to be numbered among the top ten best rappers in Nigeria.


8) Ice Prince

Ice prince  Zamani is certainly the most commercial  and bankable rapper in Nigeria right now.  His songs have a wide commercial appeal. He recently won the 2013 BET award for the Best African Act. His hit songs like ”Oleku”, ”Aboki”,  and ”Super Star”  have enjoyed wide air plays around the globe.  His ability to combine catchy and concise rap lines and hooks  is proof he is a gifted artiste. His flows on”Molowo Noni ”  with Samklef is a good example of  Zamani’s versatility. Ice may not be one of the best rapper out there, but his ability to string commercially likeable lines is proof of his talent. No body can ”X” him. Ice prince takes the 8th Spot on the top 10 best rappers in Nigeria.

7) Vector

Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known as Vector tha Viper, is certainly talented. Vector is dope lyricist. He won the Headies award in 2012 for the best Lyricist On The Roll. Vector’s style of rap runs through the fast and equally slow tempo. His style of rap has been compared to that of rapper Jay-Z.  His ability to use catchy phrases is noticeable in his delivery. He is definitely a gifted rapper who word play is immense.  he laces his flows with a soothing undertones as evident in the song ”Follow me they go”.  Without A Doubt, Vector is a gifted artiste. He takes our 7th Spot on the list of the top ten best rappers in Nigeria.

7)  Phyno

Phyno is certainly the man of the year!  An array of hits established Phyno as a force on the Nigerian rap scene. Notable among them are Multiply Remix and Shut Down. Phyno ability to use  Igbo, English and pidgin is testament to his versatility. His collaboration with Olamide on  Ghost Mode made a bold statement that Phyno was not a flash in the Pan. Ghost Mode bagged three nominations at the 2012  Headies. Phyno’s ability to fuse english and igbo together to create a rap content is certainly one of his core strength. His recent commercial success in our opinion places him before Yung6ix and Phenom. Phyno’s rap  style is so lovely that even non-igbo speakers enjoy  his flows even when they don’t understand Igbo. Phyno shares the 7th Spot with Vector the Viper

 

6)  Jesse Jagz

No list is complete without Jesse Jagz. Jesse  has been described as the Kanye West of Nigerian music because of his diverse experimentation with different genres of music from R&B to roots reggae to pop all built on a predominantly hip hop foundation.  Although, these days he seems to lean predominantly towards regga  as evident in ”Desire” and ”Redemption” , there is no denying the fact that Jargo is among the most Gifted rappers in Nigeria. Its hard not to add him to the list as he not only can rap when he wants to, he can come up with the dopest of beats to match his punch lines. He grabs the fifth spot on the list of the top 10 best rappers in Nigeria.

 

5) Sauce Kid

Sauce kid now SinzuSMG is definitely one of Nigeria’s gifted rappers.  It is hard to compile a list without him. His versatility is evident in his ability to flow in Yoruba as well as in English. His rap content often appeals to the streets and his bars are something to love him for. SinzuSMG grabs Our 5th Spoton our list of the top 10 best rappers in Nigeria

4) Eldee

Eldee grabs our Fourth spot.  His album “Return of the King” defined the start of eLDee’s impressive solo career which has seen 4 albums, over 50 major award nominations, and critically acclaimed singles like “Im leaving”, “I go yarn”, “Champion”, “big boy”, “Bosi Gbangba”, and “We Made It” airing on radio stations all over the world.   Eldee’s passion for Nigeria is remarkable and it shows in his music.  He was recently featured on CNN for some of his social campaigns.  Another important aspect of eldee’s art is his story telling skills. In the track  ”we Made it”, he sweetly and softly tells the story of his musical journey in a way that reminds us that he is still one of Nigeria’s finest. He grabs the 4th spot on our list of the top 10 best rappers in Nigeria

4) Rugged Man

Rugged man shares the fourth spot with Eldee. No rap list will be complete without ruggedman.  Ruggedy Baba  virtually ushered a new era of dope rap flows after his criticism of  fake rappers. His rap style is defectively simple but every rapper in Nigeria knows that ruggedman is a verteran. He encouraged young rappers to rap in their own mother tongue. Today his influence is obvious  in the Nigerian rap scene as  many rappers now spit flows  in their mother tongue. Ruggedman has had his own share of success and  has performed worldwide alongside international acts like  Kanye West, LL Cool J, T-Pain, Nas, and Nelly.

3) Olamide 

It appears late Yoruba rapper Dagrin passed his indigenous Baton to Olamide.  we say this because Olamide seems to have added to what Dagrin was trying to do. Olamide popularly known as ”the voice of the street” occupies our third spot. He is getting closer and closer to the rap throne and his stock has risen.  “Badoo” as he is popularly called won three awards at the 2013 Nigerian Entertainment Awards in  the prestigious categories like ‘Best Album of the year’, ‘Best Indigenous Artiste’ and also ‘Best Collaboration’ for his support to Phyno’s ‘Ghost Mode’. Olamide’s ability to string difficult punch lines in his yoruba dialect without failing to entertain and use effective metaphors sets him in a league of his own. ”Durosoke” and ” Stupid Love ” clearly displays Olamide’s talent. The kid can spit! He grabs the third spot on our list of  the top 10 best rappers in Nigeria.

2) Mode 9

Mode nine is without a doubt one of the best top ten rappers in Nigeria. Mode 9 has picked up the best lyricist in a roll 6 times at the Headies and he is respected across Africa for his rap ability. This guy is a legend of some sort and one of the front runners of the rap genre in Nigeria. He is the true undisputed lyrical heavyweight. ‘Modo’ has stayed true to his Hip-Hop roots, even though he is sometimes criticized for it. Modenine’s rap style is pure hiphop and reminds us of The Wu-Tang Clan –  an American East Coast hip hop group from  New York. ModeNine’s knows how to lace a beat. In our Analysis, Mode nine is placed behind M.I because M.I has more commercial appeal and is equally a good lyricist.  Check out Mode Nine’s free style below.

1. M. I ( Mr Incredible)

M.I is undoubtedly the king of Nigerian rap music.  He is still on the rap throne and nobody can crash him. He is the best rapper in Nigeria. His rhyming and lyrical ability and his use of relevant metaphors and story telling prowess  puts him in class of his own.  Almost every rapper in Nigeria has been nibbling M.I’s flows. ModeNine is the only rapper who probably edges M.I slightly in terms of lyricism. That said, M.I’s flow is deceptively simple but packed full of punches. Similarities in styles have also been drawn to renowned rappers such as Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z.   M.I’s first  album sold 30,000 copies in the first 30 minutes of its release in 2008 and the hit song ” Safe” displayed his ability to blend different Nigerian hit songs into something uniquely beautiful.  The hit single” Teaser” proved  M.I’s versatility and ability to work with artiste from a different genre. In November 2010 M.I’s second album,  MI2: The Movie, was so popular in the week following its release that MI was seventh trending topic globally on Twitter. M.I has continued to stay relevant in the Nigerian music scene. His official first single titled “CHAIRMAN” was not as great as his earlier works – but it was acceptable in the eyes of his ardent admirers. Jude Abaga has effectively mentored and inspired Ice prince to a commercial success. Hence M.I deserves the rap crown , not just for his talent, but also for his role in the Nigerian music industry. He has been responsible for bringing out many upcoming artistes such as Jesse Jagz, Ruby, Pype, Ice Prince and Brymo. Little wonder he has been described in many quarters as the ”Hip Hop Messiah”. For those who think M.I has lost the rap crown, his song ”Undisputed” remains his most formidable response.

Sep 092013
 

Kukere Crooner Iyanya was in Atlanta Balling at the night party of R&B Legend R. Kelly. Iyanya’s fan base and stock is certainly rising and his interaction with R. Kelly could help increase his popularity. Perhaps if he is fortunate, he may able to do a collaboration with Mr Kelly. Nice Picture – R Kelly is still Balling.

R Kelly and Iyanya

 

Sep 082013
 

Nigerian Music duo Psquare are not only one of the most famous Nigerian musicians across Africa, they are one of the most loved.  They always give a superlative performance. In the concert in Chicago Psquare’s  performance was so electric that fans went Ballistic. However Psquare’s performance in Calgary will certainly go down  as one of those performance that fans won’t forget in a hurry. It was freaky and girls loved it! see the pictures below of how Peter Okoye poured water down his ‘privates‘ and some of the girls were screaming to touch.

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Peter Okoye shared the photos on his instagram page.

Sep 082013
 

This Interview will  surely make you laugh.  It is one of the best interviews I have read in years.  There is no denying that Patrick Obahiagbon’s grammatical style has brought hi fame. In this revealing Interview with the Nigerian Punch the current Chief of Staff to the Edo State Governor, Patrick Obahiagbon reveals how he developed his grammatical style.  See excerpts below.

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Why do you always speak ‘big grammar’?

I am not really consensus ad idem with those who opine that my idiolect is advertently obfuscative. No no no, it’s just that I am in my elements when the colloquy has to do with the pax nigeriana of our dreams and one necessarily needs to fulminate against the alcibiadian modus vivendi of our prebendal political class.

How do you talk to your wife, children and even your friends?

I relate with my family and friends very warmly and in an atmosphere of camaraderie, stripped of my confutational habiliment and gladiatorial homilies. I am a very peaceful, calm, level-headed and celestially attuned soul personality.

 Is this the way you proposed to your wife, speaking high tech grammar?

Of course, the business of the day when I interfaced with my wife on matters of the heart had to be in plain Caeser’s language and you can decipher why that had to be so. The matter in view did not permit itself of sphinxian conundrum.

It’s a long time ago, so I can’t remember the exact words I used. We had a relationship for ten years before we got married. We’re looking at close to 20 years ago.

How does your family understand your English?

My family and friends understand me perfectly just the same way you understand me now though, I must admit that it depends on the issues on the piazza.

Is this the way you were speaking in your school days?

I’m sure if you confer with my school mates they will tell you that I no longer speak what those who just know me now call “grammar.” I could speak for about twenty minutes when I was in the university and you won’t understand one word of what I said. I must say I have deteriorated in my grammatical construct.

How did you start speaking in this manner?

It all happened when my father brought me a teaser which stated that good orators had ruled the world and you must have to be a feisty orator if you must rule the world. As an impressionable young man, I alacritously threw myself into the whirligig of improving my usage of words by amassing new words on a daily basis.

Did you write exams in school in these big words?

I used such words very-very freely in my exams both at the secondary school and in my university and little wonder I had the misfortune of my English results being seized intermittently in my O’ Levels.

WAEC released my results for the other subjects and withheld my English result. This happened for about three years. Twice, I passed the University Matriculation Examination but I could not proceed to the University because of my English results that were not released. At the end of the day, it was released after the third attempt.

Didn’t you have problems with your teachers?

It no doubt gave me serious issues at the university and that is because some, if not most of my lecturers, ran away with the erroneous impression that my attitudinal predilection had a deprecable tinge of academic braggadocio and intellectual megalomania. But this assumption was both mendacious and a fallacious ad hominem. I could not but take solace in that Latin apothegm which states that O Tempora! O Mores.

Was English your best subject?

My best subject in secondary school was government and religion and am sure that I was drawn to religion because, I now know as a student of Rosicrucian mysticism, that I was a student of divine light in my last incarnation. As for government, I just fell in love with the subject due to my early attraction in life to issues of political-economy.

So what did you score in English language?

English language was of course my hobbyhorse and passion but like I earlier asseverated, my results were constantly guillotined to my utter chagrin that I had to lapse into a jeremiad of lachrymoseim for a period of aeon. I would need to check the result again to be sure of my score.

Do you pray the same way you speak?

God understands all languages, my brother and I pray to God using any word that pops up. May I posit that the key points in prayers are your sincerity, purity of heart, walking within the compass and to what extent are you ready and worthy of receiving the benediction of the cosmic and the cosmic masters because as we say in mysticism- “when the students are ready, the masters would appear.”

Take my words my brother that more than seventy per cent of humanity don’t know how to pray but that is a matter for another day.

By the way, are there other names you call God?

God is variously known as Jehovah, Yaweh, The Great Grand Architect of the Universe, The Cosmic Host and several other names known alone to heirophants but which names are so ineffable for me to mention here.

 Do you know that many people don’t take you too seriously when you talk because they think you are not communicating

Why will I be perturbed from ensconcing myself in the palatable arms of Morpheus because people have deprived themselves of the cultivation of the regime of the mental magnitude? I read all the farrago of baloneys and vacuous bunkum from pepper soup objurgators. The spirit of animadversion remains their fundamental human right. It also remains an indubitable fact that I get millions and millions of requests daily from people all over the world requesting for my verbal mentorship which positive cosmopolitan reactions have assisted my equipoise and righteous sense of pachydermatous garb. I cannot put my nose to the grindstone daily and expect to be understood by those luxuriating in a modus vivendi, verging on pepper souping, goat heading, suyaing, big stouting and isiewulising. Has a philosophical wag not once pontificated that things of the spirit are spiritually discerned and that it takes the deep to call the deep? We will speak more on this matter of critiques and chichi dodo another day.

You were there when a teacher in your state couldn’t pronounce ‘solemnly’, how did you feel?

I was indeed sad that a teacher in Edo State  could not pronounce a simple word as ‘solemn’. That was certainly one of my low moments in the service of Edo State but the eulogies must go to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who put in place the infrastructure that made it possible to detect such an egregious ambience and this government would stop at nothing in cleansing the Augean stables.

Have you ever considered organising English classes in Edo State?

I would have loved to organise English classes, my brother, but you will agree with me that I am sufficiently busy just now.

 Why do you pull your trousers up beyond the waist?

Hahahaha….That trousers style is called Yohji Yamamoto. It was my own audacious statement to remonstrate against the pervasive tendency of Nigerians especially our youths that took to the practice of putting on trousers exposing their lower anatomical contours and I will do it over and over again.

When you speak to Caucasians of English origin, how do they react to you?

My friends that are whites simply marvel and sometimes get maniacally bewildered when we engage, most times to my consternation.

 Do you think that you understand English language better than the owners of the language?

I have never had the ambition to know the English language more than the owners. However,  I must mention that they are shocked most times to find out several words from me they never heard of that existed in the dictionary. Yet, those words are supposed to be theirs. Na so we see am.

Have you ever met with the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka? And what’s your opinion of him?

Professor Wole Soyinka is an international personality. It’s either you have met him personally or by reputation. He is a great man and I enjoy reading him anytime, any day.

Can you ever be caught speaking what many would consider as normal English?

I speak in plain Ceasers language or what you call the normal language and let me tell you that I will hold my own even in pidgin conversation. No just try me at all at all o.

Do you look forward to developing your own dictionary?

My own dictionary? I have never really given that a thought, but there is a young man in one of our universities who travelled all the way to meet me in Benin. His doctoral thesis is on “Obahiagbonism as a style of language.”

How many dictionaries do you read a day and how often do you read dictionaries?

I have read and still do read a vaudeville of dictionaries from Websters to Funk and Wagnalls, from Cambridge to Oxford dictionaries, from Black’s Law Dictionary to Encarta and from Encyclopedia Britannica to Foreignisms, etcetera. I developed my corpus of vocabulary by reading omnivorously. I have also spent nothing less than an hour daily on my dictionary for over twenty years. So, whereas the dictionary for most people is a mere occasional reference point, it is for, me a vade-mecum. It may also interest you to know that there is much to learn from our daily newspapers.

 You seem to mix English with other languages…

 On mixing of languages; that comes with reading omnivorously. You cannot but pick these words here and there if you have an audacious reading culture.

Is any of your children like you?

My children are still growing but I petition the celestial choir and cosmic hosts to give them the gift of kissing the hybla bee.

What is your favourite quote?

One of my favorite quotes is from the sapiential mind of the late Ikene philosopher, Papa Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo, when he was quoted as saying that, “the greatest glory is not in never falling but to rise up after a fall.”

Are you planning to contest in 2015?

I always feel flattered and smile with delight when I hear positive commentary on my tenure at the National Assembly and the wish of Nigerians to see me back at the National Assembly. I am humbled but as a student of mysticism, nothing happens in my life by accident. I am a robot in the hands of God and from that point of view therefore, 2015 would take care of itself. All my efforts just now my brother is geared towards complementing the efforts of the comrade governor in the total transmogrification of Edo State which is enough to chew at the moment. Let me however use this opportunity of your question to appreciate my numerous admirers all over the world.

How are you coping with the Governor of Edo State, knowing that the two of you have strong personalities?

When two or more personages are united only by the bonds of rendering service, that in itself becomes an agglutinating fragrance. In any case, I am very clear that Comrade Oshio Baba is the Governor of Edo State and I am his privileged Chief of Staff. So we are working together very harmoniously and in an ambience of conviviality in our unstoppable desire in taking Edo State to the next level.