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Aww! Davido Shares Adorable New Photos of His Daughters to Celebrate Father’s day

June 18, 2017
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Except you don’t live on this planet, there is certainly no need to share the fact that today is Father’s day. Some Nigerian celebrities have been making a field day of showing just how dotting they are; baby daddies,married fathers and estranged hubbies inclusive and Davido was not left out.

The young singer who just welcomed his second daughter took to social media to share a very adorable photo of his princesses; Imade  and Hailey. See photo:

Notice how fast Hailey’s complexion is turning out like her dad’s?

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Here is A List Of Foreign Musicians Who Have Endorsed Nigerian Music Artistes

June 6, 2017
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It is a known fact that Nigerian music is spreading like wildfire across the world and consequently, most Nigerian songs have been used as sound tracks in foreign movies. Furthermore, some foreign musicians have gone along to do amazing collaborations with Nigerian singers. We brings you 12 foreign musicians who have endorsed Nigerian singers.

1. Jay Z

In June 2016, Tiwa Savage was signed on to Jay Z’s record label, Roc Nation. This signified the start of music collaborations between Mavin Records and Jay Z’s Roc Nation.

 

2. Drake

Drake collaborated with Wizkid’s in ‘One Dance’ which gathered over a billion streams on Spotify, the highest any artist has ever pulled off in the streaming age.

Drake whose Instagram handle is @champagnepapi has at some point posted a photo of Wizkid.

3. Nicki Minaj

Rap queen, Nicki Minaj promoted Skales’ ‘Run Up’ video on her Instagram page with her over 80 million fans.

 

4. Meek Mill

In 2015, Davido featured Meek Mill, U.S Rapper and Maybach Music Group artist in an Afrobeats-HipHop fusion that was titled, ‘Fans Mi’.

5. Kanye West

Multi-award winning hip-hop artist and producer, Kanye West signed D’banj to his G.O.O.D. music label in 2011.

6. Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz

Alicia Keys and her husband Kasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean are among the list of international celebrities who fell in love with Wizkid’s songs.

They have been spotted rocking to Wizkid’s ‘Ojuelegba’.

7. Chris Brown

Chris Brown who has been pictured chilling with Wizkid sometime ago has also been spotted dsncing along to Wizkid’s song on stage in 2015.

8. Tpain

TuFace teamed up with international act, T-Pain on the remix of his song – Rainbow in 2015.

9. Rick Ross

In 2012, Rick Ross did ‘Onyinye’ with Nigerian celebrity twins, Psquare.

10. Akon

 

Akon fell in love with Nigerian music and showed interest in working with Nigerian artistes which led to collaborating most Nigerian artistes. His first collaboration with a Nigerian artiste was with Wizkid on a remix of his song. He later went on to sign Nigerian duo P-Square and they did a song together featuring May D titled “Chop My Money“. His recent collaboration was with B-Red for the song “Cucumber“.

11. T.I


American hip hop recording artist and actor from Atlanta, T.I featured in Psquare’s ‘Ejeajo’

12. French Montana


Karim Kharbouch better known by his stage name French Montana, is an American hip hop recording artist.

Source: Stargist.com

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12 Foreign Musicians You Probably Didn’t Know Were Nigerians

June 6, 2017
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There is no doubt that Nigerians have gone places both academically and entertainment wise. Some of the black people in the diaspora making waves are Nigerians. Foreign musicians have also in one way or another recognized Nigerian music artistes.

In Hollywood, there are Nigerians who are quite skilled in their craft too. We present you with 12 foreign musicians you probably had no idea were of Nigerian descent.

1. NAS

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, who is the son of popular Jazz musician, Olu Dara Blues, a musician of Yoruba descent, is an internationally known American Rapper, producer and more.

He began his musical career in 1991 and released his debut album Illmatic, in 1994.

Popular for tracks like “Hate Me Now” and “Ether”, Nas’ 2002 album God’s Son peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Time Magazine named it the best hip-hop album of the year. Nas visited Nigeria when he attended the 2008 edition of the Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVA) to present the award for the “Best Hip-Hop Video”.

2. Chamillionaire

Grammy Award-winning rapper was born Hakeem Seriki in Washington DC to a Muslim father and a Christian mother, both of Nigerian extraction.

At a very tender age, the family relocated to a rough neighborhood in Houston, Texas. It was a move that would go on to shape the rest of his life. While in Houston, he was influenced by hardcore acts such as The Geto Boys and Public Enemy.

His first solo album, The Sound of Revenge, peaked at number 10 in the Billboard 200 US chart following its release in November 2005. He is best known for his 2007 Grammy Award-winning rap single, “Ridin’”, which featured Krayzie Bone of the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

3. SADE ADU

The singer’s full name is Helen Folasade Adu was born on 16 January 1959 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.Her middle name, Folasade, means “honour confers a crown”. Her parents, Adebisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer in economics of Yoruba background, and Anne Hayes, an English district nurse, met in London, married in 1955 and moved to Nigeria.

Her parents separated, however, and Anne Hayes returned to England, taking four-year-old Sade and older brother Banji with her to live with their grandparents near Colchester, Essex. When Sade was 11 years old, she moved to Holland-on-Sea, Essex, to live with her mother

4. SEAL

Seal was born on February 19, 1963 to Nigerian father, Francis Samuel and mother, Adebisi Ogundeji. His real name is Henry Olusegun Olumide Adelo Samuel.

He married model/TV personality, Heidi Klum, for seven years with three kids together before they separated in 2012.

The award winning R n B singer has won four Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award amongst others. Seal has several hit songs which include ‘Kiss from the rose’, ‘Crazy, ‘Killer’, “Lips Like Sugar”.

5. LEMAR

English R&B singer and song-writer, Lemar Obika, was born on April 4, 1978, to Nigerian parents of Enugu State.

The award-winning Lemar, although much hasn’t been heard of him of recent, released hit songs like “Time to Grow”, “If There’s Any Justice”.
He rose to fame following his position in the third place on the first series of British talent show Fame Academy.

6. SKEPTA

Joseph Junior Adenuga was born on September 19, 1982. He is better known by his stage name,Skepta. He is an English Grime artist, songwriter and record producer of Nigerian descent.

Adenuga released his debut studio album Greatest Hits in late 2007 and his second, Microphone Champion in 2009, both independently, while his third studio album Doin’ It Again was released in 2011 by AATW, His fourth studio album, Konnichiwa, was released on May 6, 2016 to critical acclaim, winning the year’s Mercury Prize.

He was born to Nigerian parents from Ibusa, Delta State, but has spent all his life in London. He is one of UK’s hottest rappers at the moment, with two of his singles peaking at number 1 (“Pass Out” and “Written in the Stars”) in the UK Singles Chart of 2010.

Tinie Tempah’s real name is Chukwuemeka Patrick Okogwu.

He has collaborated with the best of the best in the music world including Rihanna, Rita Ora, Eric Turner, the defunct Swedish House Mafia, J Cole and Snoop Dogg. His most popular track till date, “Written in the Stars”, was the official theme song for WWE’s Wrestlemania 27 and was also used to usher in the New York Giants for Super Bowl 46. He has performed at various top events in the world including the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics where he performed “Written in the Stars”. The performance was watched by an estimated global television audience of 750 million.

8. WALE

Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, popularly known by his stage name Wale (Wah-lay), is an American rapper best known for his single “Pretty Girls”.

He has rubbed shoulders with the very best in the American music industry including the likes of Lady Gaga, Wiz Khalifa and Pharrell Williams. He has two BET awards in his kitty.

He’s currently signed to Maybach music, a record label owned by rapper Rick Ross.

9. TAIO CRUZ

Taio Cruz was born in London, to a Nigerian father and a Brazilian mother. He attended Bilton Grange, a private prep school in Rugby, Warwickshire, and Christ’s Hospital, a private boarding school in Horsham, West Sussex.

Cruz’s songwriting career began as part of Tricky Stewart’s writing collective, RedZone Entertainment and achieved notability in 2005 when he was awarded a Brit Award for co-writing Will Young’s 2004 single, “Your Game”.

Cruz is the founder and chief executive of Rokstarr Music London, which in 2006 released his debut single “I Just Wanna Know”. 

10. JIDENNA

Popularly known for his February 2015 single, “Classic Man”, Jidenna blends African Ankara prints into his outfit, a move that gives him up as an African.

Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, who is signed to Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Records label, was born in Wisconsin to a Nigerian father and a white mother and grew up in Nigeria. In 1995 his family moved back to Boston Massachusetts.  His song “Classic Man” was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 58th Grammy Awards.

11. PARKER IGHILE

Parker Ighile was born in London where he lived with his mother and sister Asabe Ighile. His father and mother are Nigerian, from Benin and Kaduna, respectively. He began composing and producing at the age of 11 when he and numerous church friends formed a rap group. In his teens made grime music under the name Piztol.

The church his family attended was instrumental in Parker’s early musical ventures and he studied music in college and university where he began learning music theory. Parker’s music is influenced by a dynamic range of genres but more noticeably R&B, rap, garage and Bollywood music – due to frequent exposure to his grandmother’s diverse tastes in music and cinema.

12. ROTIMI

Rotimi  Akinosho was born in Maplewood, New Jersey, to Nigerian parents– his father an investment banker of Yoruba origin and his mother of Igbo origin, working for the government.

He attended Columbia High School, where he was a standout on both the varsity basketball team and the honors choir. He continued his studies at Northwestern University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Business in 2010.

Source: Stargist.com