[Music] 2Baba – Amplifier

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Your weekend is bout’ to get turnt as Hypertek’s front line act, 2Baba premieres this new one titled Amplifier.

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Yemi Alade, Falz, Tekno Nominated In The Future Awards Africa 2016 [See Full List]


The organisers of The Future Awards Africa 2016, Africa’s biggest youth event, have unveiled the highly anticipated nominees list for the 11th edition of the event – which holds on December 18 in Lagos.
The organisers of The Future Awards Africa 2016, Africa’s biggest youth event, have unveiled the highly anticipated nominees list for the 11th edition of the event – which holds on December 18 in Lagos.

The nominees, which were announced today, covers youths aged between 18 and 32 years, who are key players in technology, sports, art, creative, art, entertainment, fashion, etc.
Top Nigerian artists, Yemi Alade (27), Falz (26), Teckno (22), Kiss Danielz (23) and Mr. Eazi (25) among others will be vying for the Music category in a list which has 21 categories.
Here are nominees for The Future Awards 2016:
CATEGORY 1: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Acting
Adesua Etomi 30

Somkele Iyamah Idhalama 28

Rahama Sadau 24

Seun Ajayi 31

Daniel K Daniel 30

CATEGORY 2: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion
Adebayo Oke-Lawal 26

Wanger Ayu 30

Ogugua Okonkwo 29

Jane Micheal Ekanem 30

Sandra Itu 28

CATEGORY 3: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Beauty
Joycee Awojoodu 28

Kehinde Smith 25

Iroghama B. Obuoforibo 31

Olajide David ‘ST.OLA’ Okerayi 25

Theodora ‘Doranne’ Anne Mogo 27

CATEGORY 4: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music
Yemi Alade 27

Oluwatosin ‘Mr Eazi’ Ajibade 25

Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana 26

Oluwatobiloba “Kiss Danielz” Daniel Anidugbe 23

Augustine ‘Tekno’ Miles Kelechi 22

CATEGORY 5: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Professional Service
Ify Afe 29

Kenneth Okwor 24

Solomon Ojeagbase 30

Dr Salihu Dasuki Nakande 29

Chidiogo Akunyili 31

CATEGORY 6: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Business
Seun Sangoleye 30

Yasmin Bello-Osagie/Afua Osei 27/29

Seyi Abolaji 32

Ifeanyi Orajaka 28

Affiong William 30

CATEGORY 7: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Sports
Seye Ogunlewe 25

Odion Ighalo 27

Omolayo Bose 27

Kehinde Paul 28

Kelechi Promise Iheanacho 20

CATEGORY 8: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Education
Olumide Ogunlana and Chukwuwezam Obanor 26/27

Ezeakor Chineye 28

Arese Ugwu 31

Godwin Benson 27

Izunna Okafor 22

CATEGORY 9: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Technology
Shola Akinlade 31

Olaniran Abiola 27

Oluyomi Ojo 25

Andrew Airelobhegbei 23

Dele Bakare 27‎

CATEGORY 10: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for New Media
Tosin Ajibade 29

Femi Bakare and Adeyeri Michael 26/27

Ebenezar Wikina 23

Bizzle Oshikoya 30

Bashir Ahmed 25

CATEGORY 11: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Media Enterprise
Bankole Oluwafemi 29

Adaora Mbelu 30

Bidemi Zakariyau 27

Fatima Togbe 29

Samuel Ajiboye 25

CATEGORY 12: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service
Asuquo Ekpenyong 31

Aliyu Giwa 31

Esther Agbarakwe 31

Obieze Nwanna Nzewunwa 31

Ruqayya Nasir Sani 28

CATEGORY 13: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts & Culture
Emmanuel Oyeleke 29

Ndidi Emefele 29

Aderenle Sonariwo 29

Osa Okunkpolor 27

Eniola Idera Wunmi 23

CATEGORY 14: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Creative Professional
Obi “DJ Obi” Ajuonuma 26

Florence “DJ Cuppy” Ifeoluwa Otedola 24

Evans Akanno 27

Isioma Osaje 25

George Okoro 30

CATEGORY 15: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Advocacy
Wadi Ben-Hiki 19

Bukola Bolarinwa 28

Samson Itodo 30

Toks Bakare 31

Imrana Alhaji Buba 23

CATEGORY 16: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture
Julius Adewopo 31

Abamu joseph 25

Shola Ladoja 31

Hamman Yerima Wabi 24

Ronke Aderinoye 30

CATEGORY 17: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Screen Producer
Chukwuka Egorh/James Omokwe 28/32

Mary Remmy Njoku 31

Asurf Oluseyi 32

Adeola Oshikojo 30

Usman Ahmad Kabara 31

CATEGORY 18: The Futures Awards and EbonyLife Prize for Journalism
Fisayo Soyombo 27

Eromo Egbejule 26

Ogechi Ekeanyanwu 31

Yemisi Adegoke 28

Chika Sandra Oduah 30

CATEGORY 19: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for On Air Personality (visual)
Bolanle Olukanni 27

Stephanie Coker 27

Ehis Okoguale 29

Chukwuebuka ‘Chuey chu’ Okoye 25

Victor Mathias 29

CATEGORY 20: The Future Awards and EbonyLife Prize for On Air Personality (audio)
Rolake Bello 30

Ayo Thomson 28

Mohammed Yusuf Suleiman (Mowiz) 29

Oluwakemi ‘Kemi Smallz’ Itari Catherine 28

Jennifer Nzewunwah 30

CATEGORY 21: The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year
Mark Okoye 30

Ayodeji Ibrahim ‘Wizkid’ Balogun 27

John Boyega 24

Iyeh Kennedy 21

Dr Oluwo Adedunmola 24

Unbelievable: Meet Notorious Cult Leader Who Cannot Be Penetrated By Gun Shots (Photo)

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Andrew Awalebi, a 35-year-old cult leader who was recently arrested by security operatives, has revealed that no amount of gun shot can penetrate his body.

According to The Nation, the Eiye confraternity loyalist was arrested over the weekend by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos state police command at a beer parlour alongside three other cultists.

Similarly, Adegoke Adeleke and Kehinde Adebogun, 30 and 31 years old respectively, were also nabbed on Saturday morning at a hotel in Ikorodu.

The arrested cult leader was exposed by Michael Thompson, another member of the Eiye confraternity, who was arrested the previous night for partaking in a robbery in the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos.

The Ilaje born Awalebi revealed that he worked with a popular land owner in Lekki, where he was being paid N40, 000 monthly for protecting the landed properties owned by the unnamed land owner.

While speaking with investigators, the cultist said he has a protective charm against gunshot specially prepared for him by a herbalist in Ijebu–Isiwo area of Ogun state.

“I was initiated into Eiye Confraternity in 1996 by Banji Omisore and later in 1997 I was promoted as its topmost leader after the death of Omisore.

“We are eight member cult group. We meet very early in the morning or late at night. I have been arrested by Special Anti – Robbery Squad sometimes ago when my cult group caused mayhem in Jakande Estate, inflicting injuries on passers-by in the area,” Awalebi stated.

Koffi Kwame, Daniel Olayiwola, Tosin Issac and other cultists arrested all confessed to being members of the Eiye Confraternity.

Confirming the arrest was SP Dolapo Badmus, the police spokesperson in Lagos, who warned parents and guardians to watch their children closely to know the kind of behaviours that they have.

She said: “Charity begins at home. But this should end there. Parents should help police to tackle cultism in their respective localities.

They should endeavor to report to the nearest police station around them if they suspect movements of their children, this will help the Police to nip the cultism to the bud.”

Police reports have it that suspects have since been transferred to the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID) in Panti area of Lagos for further investigation and prosecution.

Recently, a confrontation between two cult gangs in Omoku town, the headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers state left 11 people dead.

Vanguard reports that the incident happened on Wednesday, June 15 and during the raid, two people, including a popular medical doctor in the area, Dr Erike, were kidnapped by the invaders.

How JAMB will do this year admission

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As was announced earlier today on
http://www.jamb.gov.ng , the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has finally
released the modalities for this year’s admission process, in other words, the
method of admission.
This new method uses a point system that is easy to understand, the whole
process is divided into main points as follows;
1) Before a candidate can seat be considered for screening, he/she must have
been given provisional admission by Jamb. The Jamb admission checker portal
is going to be opened soon for this process, so praying is all you can do now.

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2) THE POINT SYSTEM:
This is the most critical part of the process. Jamb’s provisional admission no
longer makes much sense this year, your points tally will decide your faith.
The points are evenly spread out between your O’level and Jamb results to
provide a level playing field for all.
In the first case, any candidate who submits only one result which contains
his/her relevant subjects already has 10points, the exam could be NECO,
WAEC, GCE etc, but any candidate who has 2 sittings only gets 2 points. So
this means that aspirants with only one result are at an advantage but only
just.
The next point grades fall into the O’level grades. Each grades has it’s
equivalent point, A=6 marks, B=4 marks, C=3 marks, so the better your grades
the better your chances.
The next point is the UTME scores. Each score range has its equivalent point
which can be summarized thus, 180-200=20-23 marks, 200-250=24-33 points,
251-300=34-43, 300-400=44-60 points. Each categories contains 5 Jamb
results per point added
3) It then comes down to the fact that fees will still be charged for screening,
it depends on the school as well.
4) Catchment and ELDS will still be used! Merit contains 45% of the total
candidates for a particular course, Catchment contains 35% and ELDS and
staff lists contains the rest.
5) Cutoff marks will be released by schools this year in the form of points and
not marks.

NANS Gives Kogi Gov 7 Days Ultimatum To Reopen State Varsity

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The National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) on Saturday gave seven days ultimatum to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to unconditionally reopen the state university in Anyigba.

The association gave the ultimatum in a statement signed by its National President, Tijani Shehu in Abuja.

The statement said the ultimatum would take effect from Monday, July 4 and called on the governor to immediately address their requests bothering on the state’s economy, welfare of Nigerian students of Kogi State origin and state workers.

It said the failure of the government to do so; the association student would stage a protest on the streets of the state capital, Lokoja.

It said the position of the association was based on the preliminary report from its Joint Campus Committee, Kogi State chapter.

The statement said that the association expressed displeasure on “perpetual refusal” to resolve the crisis that led to the continued closure of the university.

It said that the strike had kept the students at home for about three months, thereby, making most of them vulnerable to social vices and crimes.

“We also decried the refusal of Kogi State Government to continue the age long policy of bursary and scholarship payment to Kogi students even when we know the state has not been this buoyant in the last one year.

“It is our advocacy that the educational sector be accorded it rightful place in accordance to the UNESCO resolutions on educational development globally.

“Also of serious concern is the continue withholding of three state allocations plus bailout funds meant to ameliorate the long suffering workers whose children are already out of school”, it added.

The statement said that the association also condemned what it described as the crippling of the banking sector in the state as a result of the poor policy of the state government.

It said that the state government had directed all staff to use only designated banks (Access and Zenith Bank) in eventual payment of their arrears.

“This is leading to banks closing shops and leading to high retrenchment of staff, thereby worsening the state of already battered labour force and overriding their fundamental human right to basic freedom of choice”, it said.

It added that the association demanded the reversal of the state policy on restricted banking, which they said was “killing the one time viable sector with the negative consequences on our tiny economy”.

It stated that the association called for immediate commencement of disbursement of students’ scholarship and bursary as well as prompt payment of staff salaries as at when due.

“The National Secretariat hereby issues a seven days ultimatum with immediate effect from Monday July 4, on the governor to respond to our prayers.

“The governor should do the needful before we pass a vote of no confidence on his administration.

“We have resolve to start mobilising Nigerian students down for a total shutdown of Kogi economy to occupy the street of Lokoja in solidarity with the poor masses and civil servant”, it stated.

(NAN)

Police Parade Fake ASP, 9 Others For Various Crime

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DELTA state police command in Asaba has paraded one Ofili Eze for allegedly impersonating as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and forgery.

Commissioner of police, Mr. Ibrahim Zanna who also paraded nine others for various offenses, said the alleged impersonator forged hospital medical report for his victim with the intent of securing police employment for him.

Zanna said impersonators were on rampage with a view to defrauding unsuspecting applicants for the on-going recruitment exercise.

Also paraded were Solomon Ogibor and Ola Babatunde for Armed robbery and murder; Jerry Osakwe for attempted armed robbery and illegal possession of firearm, Ewoma Zino and Paul Ikhanede for illegal possession of firearm; Benie Ebikpolada for car snatching; Isiaka Kareem for Inbreeding and two others.

Saying that the command was adopting new strategies with a view to improving on the policing methods of the state command to fit into contemporary crime fighting, Zanna reiterated that “road blocks are things of the past in the force.”

 

Must Read!!! Music Entrepreneur eLDee Da Don Delivers Lecture On Copyright

 

Eldee has come out to share a ton of knowledge on Twitter regarding the music business which is centered around copyrights, music publishing and licencing.

The singer believes hoarding knowledge about such is what stifles growth and hinders innovation.

Nigerian upcoming artistes can benefit from this reservoir of knowledge from the music maestro.

Check on his tweets.

To discuss publishing, we have to understand copyrights. I want to start by explaining copyrights.

COPYRIGHTS give music creators material rights to control ways their songs can be used. As a creator, copyrights are automatically yours as soon as the material is recorded in writing or other digital ways.Say you come up with an original song idea, once the song is in a tangible format, you automatically have legal copyrights.

You could be in the shower and get inspired with some original melodies. Once you write it down or record it on a phone, you own the copyright. The idea is that once the melodies leave your head and are recorded into a tangible medium, you own the copyrights.

Tangible format means it is written on paper, recorded on a tape, CD, mp3, or other formats that can allow you to give it to someone else. Important: If you do not have the work in tangible format, you can not prove that you are the original creator, therefore, give yasef brain!

Tangible formats for your work also helps to time-stamp the work. This will be useful to you if you need proof later of when you created it. VERY important: For you to own the copyrights, the work must be ORIGINAL in the sense that it has not been copied from another work.

If you use previously known melody or lyrics in your work, you can’t claim full ownership of copyrights on such work.  If you borrow from existing music, the original writer/composer owns copyrights of your new creation and you must get permission to sell it.

Remember, for you to own copyrights, the work must be recorded in writing or other formats (on a CD, tape, mp3 or other digital formats). What do copyrights do for you as a creator? – The general idea is to give you control over how people interact with or use your work.

Your control of the copyrights of your works is what enables you to exploit your creation i.e. Make money from it. Copyrights prohibits all others from the use of a song without the express authorization of the creator or copyright owner.

Copyrights can only be transferred from the creator to someone else on a document that is signed by both parties. Any use of a musical work in which copyright exists without the express authorization of the owner is an infringement.

When you sign a record deal, you are giving the record label authorization to sell the songs you will create during the contract. When you sign with a VAS company to sell your ringtones and ring back tunes, you are giving them authorization. Get it?

You can also give authorization to a person or company which allows them to give authorizations to others on your behalf. Now let’s break down the copyrights that exist in a song…Who is a Songwriter? Composer? Performer?

There is a distinction between the SONGWRITER(S) and COMPOSER(S) that create a song and the PERFORMER(S) that record the song. Songwriters come up with the words/lyrics/melodies. Composers create melodies/beats and a Performer is the person who sings it (vocals).

Songwriters & composers are similar. They both create melodies. Difference is composers typically don’t write lyrics but don’t quote me yet. Semantics of the Composer/Songwriter distinction is on-going argument in many circles. I’ll go in depth in another session.

To simplify it for now, think of a Composer as what we call “producer” nowadays and Songwriter as the person who writes the word/lyrics. Sometimes the Performer (Artist) is also the Songwriter, or even the Composer as well. I was that guy on my first 2 albums.

There are 2 copyrights in every recording. Represented by the ℗ and ©. You’ve probably seen those on CD inserts & credits.

The ℗is the SOUND RECORDING copyright symbol. The actually stands for “phonogram”. This copyright belongs to the Record Label.

The © is the copyright for the song (lyrics, composition). It belongs to the songwriter and/or Composer. Eg. John Lennon & Paul McCartney wrote “Yesterday” (Songwriters/composers). Boys2men recorded a version (Performers) while signed to Motown.

Breaks down like this: Paul McCartney and John Lennon own the ©. Motown owns the ℗ and pays Boys 2 Men royalties from selling the new version. Important: Boys2Men do not own the © nor the ℗ for that song. They simply get royalties from the sale of their own version by their label.

Owning the © means you or your representative has to authorize anybody who wants to use your work in whole or as a part of another project. So Boys2Men/Motown must get permission from Paul McCartney & John Lennon or the publisher in order to record the song & sell it.

Another example: I wrote & produced the Goldie(RIP) song “You know it”, so I own the ©. She was signed to kennis Music so they own the ℗. If Rihanna records the song, I still own the ©, & RocNation owns the ℗ for the new version. Kennis still owns the ℗ for Goldie’s version.

Long story short: Songwriters and Composers are the original rights owners of lyrics and melody, the ©. Record label owns and can only exploit its recorded version, its own SOUND RECORDING, the ℗ copyright. It is sometimes called the “Master”.

Some songwriters/composers give their song copyright © to the record label as well. Depends on what you sign with the record label. Music publishers often acquire © copyrights from songwriters/composers. We’ll discuss publishing and types of publishing deals later.

Simply put, song copyright © protects your lyrics & melody only. Sound recording copyright ℗ covers that particular recording of the song.

Next… There are 6 different copyright authorizations that can be issued to third parties who wish to use your work/song. 6 copyrights when you create a song – Distribution, Reproduction, Public Performance, Digital transmissions, Derivatives, Public display.

These rights allow you to choose who can distribute, reproduce, play in public, play on radio, show it on tv, sell ringtones etc.

I’m sure by now you’ll agree that it’s imperative to have a lawyer if you’re in this business, and not just any lawyer.

In order to make sense of Music publishing, you must have a clear understanding of music copyrights.

The producer would continue with music publishing lecture in next session. Watch out for this.

Video] Lil Kesh – Ishe

 

Lil Kesh debuts his first video since starting his own label, Y.A.G.I. “Ishe” which happens to be the 2nd track off his first album, The Song Narrates story about his mother’s sacrifice and love for him and you can’t help but love the interpretation of the song in this video directed by Adasa Cookey.

The song was produced by Pheelz.

Watch & Download Lil Kesh – Ishe Below;

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Ex-NSA Dasuki Set To Approach Supreme Court For His Freedom — Lawyer

 

A former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), has indicated readiness to approach the Supreme Court to press for his freedom denied him by the federal government in spite of rulings by three High Courts in Abuja admitting him to bail.

Mr. Dasuki is currently being prosecuted by the federal government on criminal charges that involve his alleged mismanagement of over $2.1billion meant for arms purchase.

The former NSA on Wednesday lost his bid to enforce his freedom at the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja on Wednesday.

However, his lawyer, Ahmed Raji (SAN), confirmed Thursday that appeal papers had been put together to be filed at the Supreme Court to challenge the judgment of the Court of Appeal, and those from the high courts that ordered his re-arrest.

According to Mr. Raji, his client had sufficient grounds to approach the Supreme Court to seek the enforcement of his freedom.

Mr. Dasuki said he was not afraid of trial on charges against him, but said the proper thing must be done by government by respecting the bail granted him lawfully by the courts.

The former NSA said that since government had approached the court on his matter, the same government must be fully ready to abide by court decisions in the interest of justice and the rule of law.

It would be recalled that Mr. Dasuki had been admitted to bail by three different high courts in Abuja but he was re-arrested on December 29, 2015 by operatives of the Department of State Security.

The government, in its defence, claimed Mr. Dasuki, being a Crown Prince of the revered Sokoto Caliphate, had large sympathizers across the length and breadth of the country who may jeopardize his trial if allowed on bail.