How I Got Signed To Olamide’s Record Label’ – YBNL Princess Reveals

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…..I thought it was a scam until I confirmed that it was indeed Olamide’s official Instagram account. I sent my number and we began talking. From the moment Olamide sent me a direct message, I knew something was going to happen.

In April 2016, YBNL leader, Olamide signed the first ever female act to his label.

The signing came barely a week after his protege, Lil Kesh publicly parted ways with YBNL to set up his own YAGI Records.

With the signing, Temmie Ovwasa fondly called YBNL Princess began her journey to stardom.

In a recent interview with Punch, the Delta State born singer narrated how she was contacted by Olamide on social media.

In her words:-

‘I used to sing and record covers of different songs, which I post on Instagram. In August last year, I uploaded a particular video of a song and realised that Olamide had liked all my videos. People erroneously thought I tagged Olamide in the video but I have never believed in tagging celebrities to get recognition’.

She continued to say, ‘a few minutes later he sent me a direct message requesting for my phone number. At first, I thought it was a scam until I confirmed that it was indeed Olamide’s official Instagram account. I sent my number and we began talking. From the moment Olamide sent me a direct message, I knew something was going to happen; I am very intuitive. Getting signed on with YBNL Records is a blessing that gave me my big break’.

Asked if she’s in a relationship, Temmie says, ‘am in a relationship with my guitar for now because it is supportive of my career and an indelible part of it.

My dream man must be supportive of my music career and mature enough not to be threatened by my fame. He must also not see me as a competition and he must be grounded in God. I may date a musician if we both share similar values’.

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OPINION: Olamide Baddo, Please, Our Children Are Listening To Your Song!

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NOTE:- This Article was not written by Loadedtunez!

Read below:-

I do not have children of mine yet. But, it is better I start fighting for my unborn children since they say prevention is better than cure. I am not a moralist neither do I have the right to judge anyone, but this is a sincere appeal to Olamide, a.k.a Baddo, from a showbiz fanatic and writer.

I know Nigerians are in love with Olamide. I am aware that crucifying him is like crucifying the average people on the street. He represents the street, and his grass to grace story has given hope to many youths.

However, if he continues to sing what he sings, we may need to forbid his music in our houses. Failure to do so means children will continue to become adults quickly, as his lyrics, in most cases, expose them to things we find disturbing for their ears.

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Have you taken time to pay attention to the lyrics of most of Olamide’s songs? If you have forgotten all, ‘Who U Epp,’ is still fresh.

Anyone who thinks I am witch hunting the singer or I don’t like his face or music, is wrong. I am possibly his biggest fan. I grew up in Bariga, Lagos, the same humble neigbourhood from where Olamide conquered the music industry. I have experienced the struggle he’s experienced and the state of hopelessness he’s experienced.

So, if sharing the same root is not enough to convince you that I mean well for him, you could as well visit the Internet to read the lyrics of ‘Who U Epp’ and digest them.

Before I had the opportunity of listening to ‘Who U Epp’, the song had become a national anthem of some sort. When I finally listened to it, I fell in love too. How he effortless turns simple things to songs is amazing.

The beauty of the song made many Nigerian artistes to make a version or cover of it.Wande Coal, Phyno, Lil Kesh, Mz Kiss, Chink Ekun and a host of others did different versions. But I noticed that Olamide was unnecessarily vulgar. I say unnecessarily because I believe he could do without some lines and still make sense with the song.

In ‘Who U Epp,’ he said something like, ‘Ye se frapapa, kilo gbena papa. Kini nkan na, kini toti lapa.’ This is the most lewd part I noted in the song.

For those who do not understand the Yoruba dialect, what he said was scornful of the female s*xuality. The exact translation of the words is not worthy of being put in print.

In as much as music has no limitation and there is freedom of speech, we should be aware that music is a viable tool for education. What we put out there has a way of influencing the people who listen to it, especially the young ones. When we say violence is okay, demeaning women is okay and alcoholism is okay, it has a way of affecting the society at large. I mean the mindset of people who are looking up to such singers.

Though ‘raunchy’ lyrics seem to have become Olamide’s signature and it is working for him, for the sake of our children, he should apply caution. In other words, he should start using his music to educate and inspire the young ones. He did it with a song like ‘Melo Melo’ and a few others. So, it is something he can do.

In a recent conversation with a leading gospel DJ in Nigeria, Afojeare Campbell, aka DJ Gospoeralla, he compared music with soccer. According to him, music that came out of Nigeria in the past, taught people about life and it was inspirational in a way.

He said, ‘The likes of Segun Odegbami and Muda Lawal played real football in Nigeria, but there was no money to take home. Jay Jay Okocha came and made all the money. It is similar with the music of today and then. Those who started it, produced music that one could relate with. But they didn’t make so much money. The younger ones are just making noise nowadays; we have been pushing for good music and family entertainment.’

What do you think Nigerians?

Drop your comments.

Source:- The Net

DRAMA! Wale Questioned Claim That Wizkid Is First Nigerian On Billboard’s Hot 100 (Nigerian React)

Lol. This happened on Twitter yesterday.

A US website Genius.com actually wrote an article that crowned Wizkid as first Nigerian artiste to appear on Billboard’s Top 100 with his One Dance song. Only for US-based Nigerian born rapper Wale to react with raised eyebrows meaning – ”Hello, I’m still here, dawg”.

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Nigerians saw Wale’s emoji and happily reacted.
See the tweets below

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This Is The Real Picture Of My Family – Wale Akorede (Okunnu)

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Comic Nigerian Yoruba movie Actor, Wale Akorede, popularly known as Okunnu shares excellent family photos, claiming that any other family pictures without his face is not his.

Okunnu: “This is the real picture of my family… Any other pictures that has been uploaded on social media without showing the faces with me on this picture are not my family”

NEA Awards 2016 – Full Nominee List

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The producers of the 11th Annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) presents the list of the 2016 NEA nominees. The NEAs is an annual award ceremony with primary objective of recognizing the contributions of Nigerian and African Entertainers. The award ceremony, in its 11th year, is not only focused on recognizing Nigerian entertainers but also highlight Nigerians who continue to make an impact in our immediate communities in Nigeria or extended communities in the diaspora.

This year, the producers of the NEAs are excited to announce the addition of some new categories and also the expansion of some existing categories to reflect the ever changing entertainment industry.

The 2016 NEAs will be held on September 4th, 2016 in New York City, during the labor day weekend.  Stay tuned for more information planned for the NEA weekend.

For all press and media related inquires please contact usproducers@neaawards.org

2016 NEA NOMINEES LIST – MUSIC CATEGORIES

Best Album

Y.A.G.I (Lil Kesh)

Applaudise (Iyanya)

Eyan Mayweather (Olamide)

Ghetto University (Runtown)

R.E.D. (Tiwa Savage)

Stories that Touch (Falz)

Seyi or Shay (Seyi Shay)

Mama Africa (Yemi Alade)

Wanted (Wande Coal)

Hottest Single

Oshinachi (Humblesmith)

Duro (Tekno)

Baba Nla (Wiz Kid)

Lagos Boys (Olamide)

Mama (Kiss Daniel)

Jagaban (Ycee)

Best Song

Pick Up (Adekunle Gold)

Oluwa Ni (Reekado Banks)

Vow (Timi Dakolo)

You Suppose know (Bez)

Type of Woman (Iyanya)

Go On (Niyola)

Afropop Artist

Tekno

Wiz Kid

Tiwa Savage

Kiss Daniel

Chidinma

Davido

R&B Artist

Waje

Niyola

Praiz

Seyi Shay

Dare

Iyanya

Rap Act

Vector

MI

Phyno

Olamide

Reminisce

CDQ

Gospel Artist

Uche Agu

Frank Edward

Nikki Laoye

Sammy Okposo

Obiora Obiwon

Onos Brisibi

Dancehall Artist

Patoranking

Timaya

Cynthia Morgan

Ceeza

Burna Boy

Ketchup

Indigenous Artist

9ice

Flavour

Tillaman

Jaywon

Olu Maintain

Kcee

Alternative Artist

Temidollface

Bez

Mystro

Brymo

Aramide

Timi Dakolo

Best New Act

Niniola

Ycee

Adekunle Gold

Humblesmith

Mz Kiss

Toby Grey

Most Promising Act to Watch

Shobzy

Mr. Eazi

Teeblaq

Spyz

Terry Apala

Coco Benson

Diaspora Artist

Shiikane

Ayojay

Mr. Eazi

Lioness

Duncan Daniels

Stylezz

Best Collabo

Moniegram (Mr. 2Kay ft. Timaya)

Romantic (Korede Bello ft. Tiwa)

My Woman, My Everything (Patoranking ft Wande Coal)

Yaya Oyoyo (Lil Kesh ft. DaVido)

Reggae Blues (Harry Song ft Others)

Your Number (Ayojay ft. Fetty Wap)

Sekem (MC Galaxy ft Swizz Beats)

Finally (Masterkraft ft. Sarkodie, Flavour)

Best Live Performer

Omawumi

Tuface

Solidstar

Yemi Alade

Dbanj

MC Galaxy

Best Music Video

Emergency (Dbanj Dir. Unlimited LA)

Right Now (Seyi Shay Dir. Meji Alabi)

Condo (Kuammy Dir. Moe Musa)

Karishika (Falz Dir. Aje Films)

Duro (Tekno Dir. Patrick Elis)

If I Start to Talk (Tiwa Dir. CP)

Quality (Pasuma Dir. HG2)

Sisi (Sexy Steel Dir. Chad Tennies)

African Male Artist (Non Nigerian / Africa)

Stonebwoy (GH)

FA (LIB)

Sarkodie (GH)

Sauti Sol (KQ)

Deng (LIB)

Papa Denis (KQ)

Bisa Kdei (GH)

Eric Geso (LIB)

Shattawale (GH)

African Female Artist (Non Nigerian / Africa)

Vannessa Mdee (TZ)

Efya (GH)

Lira (SA)

MZ Vee (GH)

Sheebah Ndiwanjawulo (UG)

Adiouza (SN)

Victoria Kimani (KQ)

Knowless Butera (RW)

Music Producer

DJ Coublon

Masterkraft

Young John

Cobhams

Mystro

Jay Pizzle

D’Banj And Don Jazzy To Reconcile?

Don Jazzy and D’Banj are two big names familiar
to every music lover in Nigeria, the two
entertainers have carved niche for themselves
not only in Nigeria but also the rest of the world.

It is safe to say the two stars are international artistes not
just Nigerian. The duo made headlines with hits in the early
20s and they were adjudged the most popular duo in the
industry.

The only big group that can be compared to D’Banj/ Don
Jazzy combination in Nigeria then was P-Square (Still
together). It was a smooth jolly ride for the then Mo’Hits
group headlined by Jazzy and D’Banj before their infamous
split in 2012.

Davido X Wizkid – Next Month

And the most anticipated collaboration in Nigerian music
culture is coming in August! Davido has announced himsef
and Wizkid will be releasing a collaboration next month.

The news
brings a dead end to the feud the two artiste have had in
the past.
Davido after winning his Best Male Awards on Saturday
announced, “BEST MALE 2 years in a row!! DAVIDO X
WIZKID DROPS NEXT MONTH!!
@wizkidayo” Keep close eye on KN for the song next
month!

Live Updates: #MTVMAMA2015, The Winner Is………

**THE_MAMA**
Rave of the moment and Tanzanian act, Diamond
Platnumz has picked up the first award for the ongoing
MTV Music Awards in Durban, South Africa. Clinching the
award in the Best Live Act category. This was presented
by Naija’s own pop act, Lynxx and Tanzanian singer,
Vanessa Mdee.
Nigeria picks up the second award as My Woman crooner,
Patoranking, picks up the Best New Act, while
Personality of The Year goes to Trevor Nova.
Nominees for the Evolution Award are Tu face, Asa, Black
coffee, Dbanj, Fally Ipupa, HHP, P Square, Anselma Ralph. It
seems Nigeria is not dulling as the award goes to our very
own koko master DBanj.
Yeah Anthony Anderson had to ask the question!! Like what
does “You gotta eat the Pu**y like grocery” mean?. We do
need some explanation Jhene!!! LOL.
Nominees for the Hip Hop Award are Cassper Nyovest,
K.O, Olamide, Phyno, Youssoupha. And the winner is South
Africa’s own Cassper Nyovest. Kudos To Him!!!.
Nominees for the Best Female Act are Busiswa, Bucie,
Sheyi Shay, Vanessa Mdea, Yemi Alade. Nigeria on their
groove again as Jonny crooner, Yemi Alade clinches this
one.
KOKO master is obviously a video producer!! See him wow
the fans. I personally, think its more of a selfie !!
Darey is actually setting P !!! as he announces the nominees
for Video Of The Year. The Nominees are The Sound,
Love You Everyday, Doors, Nafukwa, Crazy. And the winner is
Riky Rick’s own Nafukwa.
Nominees for the Best Male Act are, AKA, Davido,
Diamond Platnumz, Sarkodie, Wizkid. And the Winner is
Nigeria’s own OBO crooner, Davido, claiming the award
for the second time in a row. He said it all….Africa is next !!!
Nominees for the Best Collaboration are, AKA ft Burna
Boy, Davido ft Uhuru, Diamond ft Iyanya, Stanley Enow ft
Sarkodie, Toofan ft Dj Arafat. And the winner is AKA’s All
Eyes On Me ft Burna Boy.
Nominees for Song Of The Year are, Shoki rmx,
Dorrobucci, Gweta, Show me the money, Johnny, Call Out,
Busa, Cara Cada, Sura Yako, Doc Shapaleza. Nigeria at it
again as Mavin Dynasty picks this up with their hit track
Dorobucci.
Doro on stage to reveal Nigeria’s own Alingo crooner’s P
Square, as winners of the category Artist Of The
Decade as they perform on stage.
Its been breath taking all the way… Nigeria has made us all
proud.. Shout out to all you hard working artists !!!

Good night Nigeria, good night South Africa, good night
#MTVMAMA2015.