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WizKid Wins MOBO Award For Best African Act

by Nigeria Music Network / 1,814 Views

Fast rising Nigerian pop sensation Ayo Balogun better known as Wizkid has won the award for ‘Best African Act’ at the 2011 edition of the MOBO Awards!

Wizkid was quick to tweet about his surprise win. ‘#TEAMWIZKID we did it!!..now let’s get the EMA!!!!…God bless every1 dat voted!!!…wow!!!’, @wizkidayo tweeted.




Guest presenters on the night of the event included Chipmunk, Olympic medallist Philipps Idowu, Fazer of N-Dubz and ex-Sugababe Keisha Buchanan.

‘The excitement and atmosphere of our second year here in Glasgow has shown the love that the whole country has for MOBO. We felt so welcome the first time we came here, we didn’t think it could be topped. This year has been a phenomenal success and we can’t wait to return in 2013‘, Kanya King, CEO and Founder of MOBO said after the show.

The awards show was broadcast live on BBC3 and was hosted by pop act Jason Derulo and English singer-songwriter, dancer, model Alesha Dixon.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Newcomer In Association With Lebara Mobile – Voted For By Facebook – Jessie J

Best Hip Hop / Grime Act – Tinie Tempah

Best Video- Tinchy Stryder And Dappy (Spaceship)

Best International Act- Rihanna

Best Song In Association With PRS For Music- Jessie J (Do it like a dude)

Best Album – Jessie J (Who You Are)

Best Reggae – Alborosie

Best Jazz Act- Kairos 4tet

Best African Act – Wizkid

Best Gospel Act – Triple O

Best R&B / Soul Act – Adele

Outsanding Contribution To Music – Boyz II Men

Bemobo Award – Youth Music
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This is a great achievement for WizKid who is only a new starter in the music industry. Leave your comments below to congratulate Ayo Balogun for winning ‘Best African Act’ at the 2011 edition of the MOBO Awards. Read more »

Vector debuts (Nigerian Hip-Hop Artist)

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Born Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, his fans know him as Vector. His adventure into music dates back to 1997 during his secondary school days.

According to him, because of his effort and skill in music, Vector has been celebrated as one of the best underground rap artistes in Lagos.




In 1999, he formed a Hip-Hop group, Badder Boiz. In the same year,  they started writing their songs and performing at some major events.  The whole exercise was to showcase their raw talents and gain exposure.  The group  recorded their first demo series in 1999.

However, Vector was going the way of an M.C as his freestyle skills became obvious to other members of the group.  So it was not surprising when in 2004, Krystal left the group due to irreconcilable differences. Blaze also left, leaving Vector  glued to his dream.

Vector is a rap artiste cum lyricist, a songwriter and a producer. He’s performed at the Channel ‘O’ Lagos Party held at the Vaults.

In 2009, he was the voice behind the Sprite commercial aired on most radio stations across Nigeria.

His just-released singles, Throwing Away (My Sorrow)and Na U are presently rocking the air. And recently, his yet-to-be-released video,  Angeli featuring 9ice was shot. It was  directed by Clarence Peters and will be released into the market soon.

Source: NigeriaTrends

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Dbanj requests for Nadia Buari for Vodafone 020 Live concert

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Nigerian international music star, Dbanj has made a passionate plea to have Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buari available for the Vodafone 020 Live concert slated for The Dome on Tuesday, September 20 so that he could perform his latest single, ‘Oliver Twist’ to the fullest. The song which has Dbanj singing about liking some female celebrities including Nadia for various reasons has become a smash hit especially on the internet.

The singer in an interaction with a select group of Ghanaian journalist explained that the success of Oliver Twist has been amazing single the song was released over a month ago. He said the Oliver Twist competition launched on YouTube to find the most entertaining fan, which will also feature in the official music video for the single, has triggered entries from all over the world including an entry from a white family in Scotland.


Dban'j Vodafone 020 concert“So many entries blew m mind. We are seeing a whole white family from Scotland dancing to the song and I felt so humbled. There is one beautiful girl with just one leg and she danced better than people with two legs. That has only opened me to think that we did the right thing and we will continue to do that.”

Dbanj also explained that he couldn’t make it to the Vodafone 020 Live concert last year in spite of being advertised on the bill, due to reason beyond his control. He however was emphatic that it had nothing to do with his contract with Nigerian Telecoms giant, Glo.

He added that fans in Ghana should expect an exciting performance like never before since this would be his first major performance with his band in the country.

“This is the first ever concert that I will perform; I have been on stage in Ghana more than three times but only on awards. I have never performed to my fans, only selected people make it to the GMAs every year and I often perform for about 10 minutes. This is the first concert I am performing, standing on stage, bringing my band and bringing everyone to come onboard for me. So I would say its Dbanj 1 on 1 so get ready ‘toh bad!’”

Dbanj will perform alongside US R&B Star Trey Songz, VIP, 5five, R2bees, Stay Jay, RnM, and Dr Cryme at the Vodafone 020 Live at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre.

-GhanaWeb

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MTV EMA Unveils 2011 Nominees: Fast-rising Act, WizKid Nominated

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MTV today announced the nominees for the “2011 MTV EMA” with Lady Gaga leading the pack with six nominations, and Katy Perry and Bruno Mars following closely behind with four nominations.

British songstress Adele, who stands as the top-selling artist of the year, has been nominated for three awards, with Justin Bieber and Thirty Seconds To Mars also up for three.

Fast-rising act, Wizkid also nominated alongside other acts Fally Ipupa, Black Coffee & Cabo Snoop, Abdelfattah Grini, and Scribe in the Africa/ India/ Middle East category.

Five regions are under the newly added category, World Wide Act - Africa/India/Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America and Europe.

The nominee with the highest vote in each regions will be nominated for worldwide act.

According to mtv, the newly added category " celebrates diversity and the breadth of all the music that MTV has to offer by nominating incredible artists from all corners of the world."

The 18th annual MTV EMA will take place on Sunday 6 November at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena, airing on MTV channels around the world including MTV (DStv 321) and MTV Base (DStv 322). Read on...


 

Acts like Dbanj, 2face are past winners.

Voting starts today on mtvema.com and the nominees for the world wide act will be revealed on October 24.

Here is the list of nominees for the “2011 MTV EMA”:

BEST SONG

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Jennifer Lopez ft Pitbull – “On The Floor”
Katy Perry – “Firework”
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

BEST LIVE

Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Red Hot Chili Peppers

BEST POP

Britney Spears
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

BEST NEW

Bruno Mars
Far East Movement
Jessie J
LMFAO
Wiz Khalifa

BEST FEMALE

Adele
Beyoncé
Jennifer Lopez
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

BEST MALE

Bruno Mars
David Guetta
Eminem
Justin Bieber
Kanye West

BEST HIP HOP

Eminem
Lil Wayne
JAY Z & Kanye West
Pitbull
Snoop Dogg

BEST ROCK

Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Linkin Park
Kings of Leon
Red Hot Chili Peppers

BEST VIDEO

Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”
Beyoncé – “Run The World (Girls)”
Justice – “Civilization”
Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys
My Chemical Romance
The Strokes
Thirty Seconds To Mars

BEST WORLD STAGE

Arcade Fire
The Black Eyed Peas
Diddy Dirty Money
Enrique Iglesias
Kings of Leon
Linkin Park
My Chemical Romance
Ozzy Osborne
Snoop Dogg
Thirty Seconds To Mars

BEST PUSH

Alexis Jordan
Big Time Rush
Bruno Mars
Far East Movement
Jessie J
Katy B
LMFAO
Neon Trees
Theophilus London
Wiz Khalifa

BIGGEST FANS

Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Paramore
Selena Gomez
Thirty Seconds To Mars

AFRICA/INDIA/MIDDLE EAST (Top vote-getter will represent Africa/India/Middle East in the World Wide Act category)

Abdelfattah Grini
Cabo Snoop
Fally Ipupa
Black Coffee
Wizkid
Scribe

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Photos From 2face Idibia's Birthday Party

by Nigeria Music Network / 1,082 Views

Nigeria's living legend '2face Idibia', turned a year older on September 18 2011. He celebrated his birthday in grand style with Champagne bottles popping everywhere on that joyous day.

Innocent Ugah Idibia (born in Jos, Plateau State) best known as Tuface Idibia is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, actor and record producer. He was a member of the defunct R&B/hip hop group Plantashun Boyz (other members are Faze and BlackFace Naija).

TuFace is currently one of the most popular artistes on the African music scene.

Below are exclusive birthday party pictures of the star studded event!


Some stars that stormed Tuface's party are: Paul P square, D banj, Ikechukwu, Tony Tetuila, Sauce kid, Dammy Kane, Tiwa Savage, Derenle and Eva, Timaya d banj, Jay Jay Okocha, Jay Jay's younger brother. Photos courtesy Stephen Akomaye.

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