Music


 After Headies, Soundcity Debuts Wizkid winner  
 A week after Mayorkun won the coveted Rookie of the Year awards at the 2016 Headies, one of Nigeria’s musical phenomenon and Grammy nominee, Wizkid (Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun) was announced as Artiste of the Year by debutant Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.
 
Wizkid
Held on Friday, 30 December, 2016, at the Expo Center, Eko Hotel & Suites  Victoria Island, Lagos, the maiden Soundcity Awaeds, anchored by Basketmouth, had a star studded performamnces. Lil Kesh, Patoranking, Falz, Niniola, Tekno, Olamide, Vanessa Mdee, Victoria Kimani, Mr. Eazi, Simi, Humblesmith, Koker, among others performed.               

  List of Soundcity Award winners:

Best Male Artiste, Wizkid; Best Female Artiste, Yemi Alade; pop Artiste of the Year, Kiss Daniel; Digital Artiste of the Year. Tekno; Collaboration of the Year, “Who you epp” Olamide ft. Wande Coal X Phyno; Best Group/Duo, Sauti Sol; Song of the Year, “Pana” by Tekno; Best New Act, Mr. Eazi; and Viewers Choice Award, “Soldier” by Falz ft. Simi.

  Others include:

Listeners Choice Award, “Pana” by Tekno; Producer of the Year, DJ Maphorisa; and Video of the Year, “Aje” by Alikiba. Directed by Meji.

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Music stars honour KSA at Sunny on Sunday Concert


Today, ‘the master guitarist’, King Sunny Ade who is currently celebrating his 70 th birthday is the centre of attraction at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, as a concert themed 'Sunny On Sunday' holds in his honour.
 
King Sunny Ade


 Organised by by Temple Management Company (TMC), the event climaxes over three months celebration of KSA’s birthday. The juju musician, born on 22 September 1946, is one of Nigeria’s living biggest musical exports to the world.

  Twice, KSA has been nominated for Grammy Awards: 1987 and 1988. Mavin Records Queen, Tiwa Savage,as an addition to the impressive list of performers at the show.

 TMC has also announced quite a number of stars that are scheduled to perform at Sunny on Sunday. They include Nigeria’s top divas, Tiwa Savage, Awilo Logomba, Onyeka Onwenu, Sir Shina Peters, Darey, Omawumi, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Iyanya, Jeff and Tyson Noir.

Quiet award for singer activist, Angelique Kidjo

Africa’s current queen of the music world, Angelique Kidjo, 53,s seems to have confirmed her status as the continent’s diva with the award, few days ago, of Artist of the Year at the 2013 Songlines Awards, in Barbican.
 
The Benin Republic-born singer ihas not exactly made much impact, musically, but she has been louder outside the music scene. Some of her activities in Africa during the year included projects on education for African girls, campaign against FGM and under -age girl marriage.
  And came the controversial one when Kidjo labeled the Zimbabwean dictator, Robert Mugabe, a more here.
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 Donna Summer dies battling cancer

The creative world has been thrown into mourning as another diva and Queen of disco, Donna Summer, died this morning, aged 63.
  Her death came barely three months after Whitney Houston passed on in February.

  Summer, real name LaDonna Adrian Gaines, according to sources died of breast cancer.  
Donna Summer
She was a 5-time Grammy Award winner. Some of her hits, which dominated the music charts in the 1970s through 1980s included Last Dance, Bad Girls and Hot Stuff, She Works Hard for the Money, and This Time I Know It’s for Real.
 She is survived by her husband, singer and producer Bruce Sudano, their daughters, Brooklyn and Amanda and Summer's daughter, Mimi, more here. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Between Houston and Brown... all the Drug, Facts, Dram
As fans of Whitney Houston (August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012) remember the late diva, her drug-riddled life, which eventually led to her death would be better understood and perhaps, becomes less an issue that had, over the decades, implicated the artiste’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown.
  Brown, had for a greater part of Houston’s career, been fingered as the person who dragged her into cocaine. But Brown’s autobiography Bobby Brown: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But, published in 2008 as well as a recent disclosure by Houston’s brother suggested that she was, perhaps, already a drug addict before meeting Brown.
Whiney Houston and Bobby Brown
 Whitney died in Beverly Hills last year after a drug binge said to have included cocaine, Xanax and marijuana.
  On Oprah Winfrey’s show, few weeks ago, Whitney’s brother, Michael Houston said he introduced the singer more here.
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Michael Jackson Autobiography...The Ultimate Untold Story
 By Tajudeen Sowole 
About three weeks to the third year of Micheal Jackson's (August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009) death, I was going through some souvenirs on him such as albums (vinyls), CDs, books, magazines e t c,, few days ago, and found the legend's autobiography titled Moonwalk, the most interesting of all.

Michael Jackson in a 1987 picture
 In fact, if there was anything as the right period for the late king of pop music, to tell the world his story, he got it right when he read more.

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