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Tiwa Savage, Davido Represent on MTV EMA 2018 Nomination List [See Full List]

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Your favorite Nigerian Music acts Davido and Tiwa Savage are making Nigeria proud on the international scene, as they’ve been nominated in the forthcoming MTV EMA 2018, in Bilbao.

Other Africans on the nomination list are; Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Nyanshinski (Kenya) and Shekinah (South Africa). The award night is scheduled to hold at Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Barakaldo, Biscay on Sunday, November 4.

 

According to the Vice President for Youth, Music and BET at Viacom International Media Networks, Monde Twala, the 2018 MTV EMA features Africa’s topnotch entertainers who have the opportunity to showcase their talent through the MTV EMA Best Africa Act category at the annual awards.

“Our nominees reflect the continents diversity and talent on par with international artists. Congratulations to all our Africa nominees, who continue to affirm Africa’s place on the global stage.” He said.

See the complete list of 2018 MTV EMA nominees:

BEST AFRICAN ACT
Davido (Nigeria)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Distruction Boyz (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Nyashinski (Kenya)
Shekinah (South Africa)

BEST ARTIST
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Drake
Dua Lipa
Post Malone

BEST VIDEO
Ariana Grande – No tears left to cry
Camila Cabello – Havana ft. Young Thug
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Lil Dicky – Freaky Friday ft. Chris Brown
The Carters – APES**T

BEST SONG
Ariana Grande – No tears left to cry
Bebe Rexha – Meant To Be ft. Florida Georgia Line
Camila Cabello – Havana ft. Young Thug
Drake – God’s Plan
Post Malone – Rockstar ft. 21 Savage

BEST POP
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Dua Lipa
Hailee Steinfeld
Shawn Mendes

BEST NEW
Anne-Marie
Bazzi
Cardi B
Hayley Kiyoko
Jessie Reyez

BEST LOOK
Cardi B
Dua Lipa
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Post Malone

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Travis Scott

BEST LIVE
Ed Sheeran
Muse
P!nk
Shawn Mendes
The Carters

BEST ROCK
5 Seconds Of Summer
Foo Fighters
Imagine Dragons
Muse
U2

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Fall Out Boy
Panic! At The Disco
The 1975
Thirty Seconds To Mars
Twenty one pilots

BEST ELECTRONIC
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Marshmello
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

BIGGEST FANS
BTS
Camila Cabello
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

BEST WORLD STAGE
Clean Bandit – MTV Crashes Plymouth, UK 2017
Charli XCX – MTV Crashes Plymouth,UK 2017
David Guetta – Trafalgar Square, UK 2017
Jason Derulo – Isle of MTV Malta 201
Post Malone – Wireless Festival, UK 2018
Migos – Wireless Festival, UK 2018
J Cole – Wireless Festival, UK 2018
Nick Jonas – MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018
Alessia Cara – MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay, Singapore 2018

BEST PUSH
PRETTYMUCH (October 2017)
Why Don’t We (November 2017)
Grace VanderWaal (December 2017)
Bishop Briggs (January 2018)
Superorganism (February 2018)
Jessie Reyez (March 2018)
Hayley Kiyoko (April 2018)
Lil Xan (May 2018)
Sigrid (June 2018)
Chloe x Halle (July 2018)
Bazzi (August 2018)
Jorja Smith (September 2018)

BEST US ACT
Ariana Grande
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Imagine Dragons
Post Malone

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Sony ATV Announces New A and R Manager For Africa, Scouts for New Talents Across the Continent

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing South Africa announced it has named Munyaradzi Chanetsa (Munya) A&R Manager, Africa, effective June 1.

In this role, Munyaradzi will be responsible for finding new talent throughout the continent, promoting songwriters’ copyright and careers, and connecting them to larger opportunities around the world. He will also work closely with colleagues to pitch new and existing repertoire into the marketplace. (more…)

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DJ FRIZZLE LEE – #NoDullVibez & #FireboiMashUp

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Much Anticipated Mixtape has been finally dished out by Dj frizzle Lee. Its da Party Mix Vol.1 – No Dull Vibez.

Guess what! Its a double dose 🎉😁.. If you are A FireBoi Lover, this is for you.. Dj Frizzle also drops a Mashup Mix of FireBoi Compilation..
Enjoy & pls follow his handle below. He awaits your feedback.
IG/Twitter – @djfrizzlelee
Whatsapp – +234 8083558543

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AJEBO UNLEASHED 6.0 SET TO HOLD ON THE 1ST OF SEPTEMBER

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It’s almost that time of the year when Ace Comedian, AJEBO brings together people from different walks of life to serve them a resounding entertaining galore in the beautiful city of Lagos, Nigeria.

 

Known for his hilarious animated comedy skits which is a toast of the internet within and beyond Africa, AJEBO is also credited to be one of the most creative comedians as his spontaneous standup comedy performance synergizes with his animated personality to create a unique comedy brand.

 

AJEBO is a family brand that cuts across all audience categories with his relatable contents which are “made in Nigeria” cartoon skits, “Kids Friendly” Jokes and his popular live show “AJEBO UNLEASHED.  Having successfully sold out 5 shows consecutively, THE HOUSE OF AJEBO hereby present the 6th edition of #AJEBOUNLEASHED which is themed “WHAT WOMEN WANT”

 

Being married to his heartthrob and just recently celebrated their one-year wedding, it’s safe to say Ajebo has been able to experience “What Women Want” directly from his better half. Does Ajebo really know What Women Want? Do you know What Women Want? Are you ready to find out What Women Want?

 

Publicist of HOA; Omobola MBmatic Fadamiro announced that “Ajebo-gang as Ajebo mostly calls his fans are not ready for what is to come in this edition of #AjeboUnleashed. We have had Ajebo highlight different topics by infusing them in his performances, this year He will be focusing on Women; What Women Want. From the set up to the show proper, the audience will be carried away with the concept of the show, valuable entertainment and they will really get their money’s worth.”

 

Joining AJEBO on stage are Seyi Law, Helen Paul, I Go Die, Akpororo, Dan D Humorous, Kenny Blaq, Josh2funny, Forever, Ushbebe and other heavyweight comedians.

 

Tickets are available at Naijatickets, Nairabox, All Bukka Outlets, Afritickets and more. Tickets are fast selling as this highly talked about show is scheduled to hold on the 1st of September 2019 at the prestigious Eko Hotel and suites. Our advice is to get your tickets now and make sure to get to the show early as we do not want you to miss a thing

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Estol Africa discovers Raw Music Talent with International Choreographer, Zinny X

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UK-based Nigerian creative dance director and musician, Ezinne Asinugo is breaking new career boundaries by teaming up with pan-African Media and PR agency- Estol Africa

The talented dancer, choreographer and artiste plastered this new direction when she recently signed a PR and management agreement with Estol Props Media in UK.

Having established herself on the continent as one of the most sought-after Dancer and Choreographer in Europe, Zinny X now forges a new alliance with the Multi-faceted creative powerhouse Estol Africa to help take her brand  as a musician and also a creative dancer to a whole new level of success and accomplishment on the continent, and globally.

Welcoming Zinny x to the family, Esther ‘cutekimani’ Tosin Adekeye, Managing Partner Estol Africa, reiterated that one of the goals of the company is to nurture African talents to becoming global brands.

Speaking on the management deal, Managing Partner, Esther Adekeye, expressed her confidence in the spark Zinny X is bringing into the music scene.

“Ezinne is a bundle of raw talent that would become phenomenal with proper direction. We are confident that this move, along with many others would put the Nigerian entertainment industry further in the center, on the world’s radar ”.

Zinny X on the other hand expresses her joy; “I have had personal encounters with the talents that have been and are still being represented by Estol Props Media and I can’t wait for us to start to break boundaries together. Dancing is an art, music is life. Combine that together and you have magic. I am that magic so keep your eyes locked on me”

Estol Africa has become a household name in Media Relations, Talent Management, and Influencer Marketing with footprints in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and expanding with strong international affiliations across Africa and Europe.

Talents who have been engaged by Estol Props Media include Ruth Kadiri, Chy Nwakanma, Harrysong,Bimbo Ademoye and the newest addition, Zinny X.

You can connect with her on Social Media Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @zinnyxgram

 

ABOUT ZINNY X

Ezinne is one of the leading faces of the beautiful dance trio CEO Dancers, Semi-finalist from Britain’s Got Talent 2013, who have graced the World Music Awards, Global Citizen DC and BET Experience stages.  She has worked with notable artists like Rihanna, Drake, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Awilo Logomba, D’banj and a host of others. She was the lead choreographer at the 2019 Afronation Festival in Portugal, where she also performed her first single “Instruction- Wosa!”

Ezinne  and her CEO dance mates are the first Afropop dancers to grace the international stages and have headlined their own shows in the UK, Europe, Africa, the US and Canada.

 

Ezinne has had the honor of performing for millions on Britain’s Got Talent, The Brit Awards, MOBO Awards, World Music Awards and BET Experience where she has become known for her versatile and energetic dance styles, clean and sharp execution, and her creative movement.

Ezinne has maintained a focus in the art of dance and choreography and is currently the director of ‘Zinarts Productions’ focused on creating incredible dance productions worldwide.

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DAPOTUBURNA PUTS FORMER LABEL TINNY ON BLAST

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Dapotuburna reveals that his former label mate Ycee was not getting his royalties from shows were he getting booked for about 2 Million Naira. He claims that he would not even receive any form of compensation for his performances from his former label boss Tinny and that had been happening for years.
In an exclusive interview with Rachel and Sheye Banks on Soundcity 98.5 Fm Lagos, he reveals that Tinny also treated him and his label mates including Damilare and Bella Alubo unfairly throughout the duration of their contract with the label. Damilare was allegedly assaulted physically by Tinny and Bella Alubo was left by herself to find a place to stay when she was asked to perform at Ycee’s Juice concert in London.

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