Monthly Archives: June 2012
ENETIMI ALFRED ODOM popularly known as TIMAYA no doubt surprised everyone a few hours ago when he posted a picture of himself with his signature dreads cut off!
‘Ma dread is offff……Kai I feel kooool‘, Egber Papa 1 of Bayelsa tweeted.
We ’heard told the controversial hit-maker is rebranding; and this new look may be part of the script.
The ‘Egberipapa 1’ who recently fathered a baby girl and released his fourth solo album aptly titled ‘UPGRADE’
BY: Adetayo Tolulope @Swaggertols @Xclusive24mag
Allen Ukwuru, a Lagos based model and student of University of Lagos has emerged as the first ever winner of Mr Universe Nigeria pageant. The 21-year-old Law student representing Kogi State was announced as the winner of the pageant, which was held at Club Scintilla, Lagos, on Saturday, June 16, 2012. The judges of the night were Joan Okorodudu of Isis Models, Yomi Ononuga, photographer Emilio Cunt, Bunmi Ademokoya and former Mr Nigeria Bryan Okwara (who came quite late and left before the winner was announced). Popular blogger Linda Ikeji who was also announced as a judge was missing.
The show which was anchored by Channel O VJ Denrele Edun and assisted by Miss Lacasera 2010 winner Onyeka Udechukwu saw music performances from popular singer Flowssickk, Nigerian Idol 2012 contestant Byno and a host of upcoming acts. The show featured a traditional, swimsuit and evening wear appearances and a dance choreography which got the ladies screaming and cheering.
The contestants were then streamlined to 12 before a final six were selected. Allen Ukwuru was then announced winner after the Q&A section was concluded. Following closely were Mr Abuja and Mr Osun who came second and third respectively. Other winners included Mr Enugu, who won Mr Personality, Mr Rivers as Mr Photogenic, Mr Congeniality was given to Mr Kwara and the Best Traditional Costume was awarded to Mr Edo. Mr Taraba was decorated as MUN North; Mr Osun was MUN South West. MUN South East was awarded to Mr Imo while Mr Cross River was announced MUN South South. According to the organizers, Ukwuru will be representing Nigeria at the Best Model of the Universe in Spain later this year, and will serve as a spokesperson for the Society for Child Education and Empowerment.
BY: Adetayo Tolulope @swaggertols @Xclusive24mag
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It is reported that US music acts – pop singer CHRIS BROWN and rapper DRAKE got into a fight at the popular after hours night club WIP, allegedly over Chris ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
It is believed that Chris Brown and Drake have had a difficult relationship for the past three years over Rihanna. The Bajan pop singer is said to have allegedly cheated on Chris with Drake and the former has kept a grudge ever since.
At the club, Chris Brown allegedly sent a bottle of champagne to Drake’s table as a peace offering; but Drake reportedly sent the bottle back to Brown with a note referring to Rihanna: I’m f*ckng the love of your life [Rihanna], deal with it.
Chris Brown is said to have been angered by the message and immediately went over to where Drake and his crew were sitting to confront him.
Meek Mill, another rapper who has had a fling with Rihanna was also present. Mediatakeout reports that Drake punched Chris Brown in the face and before Chris could retaliate; someone hit Chris in the mouth with a bottle, bruising his chin badly.
Security swooped in and broke the fight, Drake and his crew left before the Police arrived and Chris, reports say, went to the hospital to be treated.
Chris Brown later took to micro-blogging site Twitter to rant on the incident and twitted a picture of his badly bruised chin. He later deleted all tweets.
Meek Mill some hours ago tweeted It wasn’t me…. (shaggy voice) lol
BY: Adetayo Tolulope @swaggertols @xclusive24mag
Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist Sean Paul has married his long-time girlfriend Jodi Stewart.
International media reports say the 39-year-old tied the knot with his beau Jodi in Jamaica last weekend.
Jodi who’s a popular TV personality in Jamaica said the big â€?yesâ€™ to Paul back in 2002.
The controversy between Nigerian rappers Vector and Reminisce seems to have sparked up again following Vector’s response to Reminisce’s diss.
As reported earlier, EGDE RECORDS REMINISCE threw a lyrical jab at Vector back in March after he felt Vector insulted him on a collabo track ‘KITCHEN STREET‘ (featuring Sauce Kid). Reminisce had released a one-minute diss song for V.E.C, calling his name out. Many Hip-hop fans had expected the YSG Entertainment signee to respond immediately but other than tweet a subliminal towards his rap foe, Vector remained quiet. I sow the truth, why would I reap lie? (Reply)@VectorYSG had tweeted. His YSG management had also disclosed to NET(Online Magazine) that they were not going to speak on the matter, categorically stating they had nothing to say
And all remained well until Saturday, June 9, 2012 when it appeared that Vector finally spoke out. Featuring on a song owned by yet another controversial rapper A-Q, Vector kept dropping subliminal insults to his nameless opponent.
Your CD like abandon ships, it made not sail (sale).Your life is like your video, low budget..just because you bleach your skin doesn’t mean you are enlightened, Vector threw verbal shots.
‘It is hard not to think he was not talking about Reminisce‘, a fan commented.
Vector’s management when contacted have once again stated that their artiste did not diss anyone including Reminisce. Someone leaked that song and tagged it as Reminisce diss, a rep for YSG explains. A-Q has also opened up on the matter; after publicly stating he had nothing to do with the beef, he said during an interview. When the Reminisce diss track dropped I called Vector and asked what happened, he said he couldn’t understand, he invited me over to their YSG studios to talk about it. He told me that he never was referring to Remi when he said that line on Sauce song and Remi was on his BBM and did not even talk to him about it, A-Q explains. I asked if he was going to reply and he said no, A-Q added.
But a close source to the rapper says he was always going to respond, knowing fully well that his credibility as a rapper which he has worked very hard for in the last two years would be questioned by his many fans.
Speaking with Xclusive24, Reminisce says he will be coming out to address the matter very soon. Both rappers performed at 9iceBashorun Gaa Versus album concert back in March. Reminisce had tweeted back then Had fun @ BGV Concert!!! Chilled wit Vector too…
In related news Reminisce released his debut Book of Rap Stories two months ago while Vector is rumored to have a collaboration with Jamaican singer Movado.
BY: Adetayo Tolulope Twitter: @Swaggertols @Xclsusive24mag
First Lady on everyone’s record label,first it was done by CHOCOLATE CITY as they signed PRYSE, then shortly after the Mo-Hits break up, producer Don Jazzy announced the signing of R&B singer Tiwa Savage to his MAVIN RECORDS, TRYBE RECORDS BOSS ELDEE DA DON didn’t hesitate as he signed up popular rapper EVA and upcoming female singer ARAMIDE.
Now, the latest female signing in town is NIYOLA and she will be resting her nest in the EME camp partly run by label boss, the R&B singer Banky W. Niyola will be joining the likes of WIZKID, young rapper SKALES, BANKY W himself and another new signing SHYADEE. SHAYDEE, an upcoming R&B singer was formerly signed to Kackland Records (along with rapper Pope da Hitman).
Niyola however isn’t a newbie in the music industry. Formerly associated with former Trybesmen rapper Freestyle, she released her self-titled debut back in 2007 on Westsyde records.
Although no word yet from the label or their reps on the signing, but we’ve been assured by multiple sources that Niyola has been signed, and that work has already commenced on her album.
BY: Adetayo Tolulope Twitter @swaggertols
D’banj (32) who performed at the Star Trek concert in Benin, Edo State in the early hours of today, Saturday, June 9, 2012 couldn’t hold back the excitement as he happily announced to the audience it was his birthday and asked for a ‘special treatment’ from any Kokolet of his choice.
‘Blame it on my Oliver Twist nature‘, D’banj naughtily said.
D’Bbanj shares this birthdate with controversial actress Tonto Dikeh and comedian Basorge Tariah Jr.
Tonto Dikeh, 27, first runner up at 2005 edition of The Next Movie Star reality showÂ was recently nominated in the ‘Best Entertainment Personality’ category in the forthcoming Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
Now 45, Basorge, who rose to national fame as ‘Do Good’ (the character of a domestic staff he played in the popular soap ’Candle Light’), is an actor, comedian, compere and entrepreneur. He now runs his own record label Solid Star Records and has already signed his first artiste Darlene Cobham
BY: Adetayo Tolulope..Twitter-@swaggertols @xclusive24mag
Chocolate City rapper Ice Prince Zamani has joined African pop giant D’banj on the list of performers for this year’s BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend in London.
The star rapper will be featured while Jamaican reggae singer Gyptian performs; the duo will perform the remix to Ice Prince’s single Magician.
The festival which is put together by the UK national radio station will take place on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday June 24 at the Hackney Marshes, London.
The Hackney weekender which will be the highlight of the London 2012 festival will take place on the June 23-24 2012 featuring six stages and over 80 international and UK acts. To be given the opportunity to perform on such a stage with some of my icons is exciting and a blessing. I feel very privileged and definitely looking forward to performing with Gyptian, Ice Prince says. Other performers at the 1xtra Stage include Nas, Sean Paul, Wretch 32, B.o.B, Taio Cruz, Azealia Banks.
US rapper and G.O.O.D Music boss Kanye West has released the video to the first single ‘Mercy‘ off the group’s compilation album titled ‘Cruel Summer‘.
The song which features 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Pusha-T shows the rappers dancing and rapping in a monochromatic parking garage. The video also features other G.O.O.D Music acts Kid Cudi, Teyana Taylor and a cameo from African pop star D’banj (jump to 2:53 and 5:03 time stamp ). D’banj also features in Kanye’s upcoming movie ‘CRUEL SUMMER‘ which will usher in the album scheduled to drop a few weeks from now