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Crazy Nigerian girl shows her private part at Koko concert (photo)

by Nigeria Music Network / 12,091 Views

This is the shocking moment at Nigerian musician D’Banj and Mo’ Hit crew’s concert when a fan thought that the only way to get attention was by flashing her private part to the whole world and acting like a lunatic.

We find it sad that Nigerians have chosen to learn mostly the wrong things from the west. 




We were told that it was pre-arranged by top men at Mo’ hit records to create more attention to the concert. If so, we wonder how much she was paid to make such a fool of herself.

Caption: Nigerian girl shows private part at Koko Concert

What a sad sight.
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Mavin Records Is The New Name For Mo'Hits Records -Don Jazzy Interview

by Nigeria Music Network / 12,050 Views

Don Jazzy, the skilled Mo'Hits records producer of big hits taking Nigerian music to a higher level and also co-owner (now full owner) of the record company has made it clear that the business behind Mo'Hits still exist, but he just re-branded it as MAVIN records with him still serving as the CEO. However, in this interview, he captures life after Mo’Hits, and D'banj leaving the music group: 





Did you envisage the break-up?

Obviously, I would not have seen it coming seven years ago when we started the company. But a year to the breakup, I saw it coming. We tried as much as possible to make it work. A lot of things happened even when we had shows like Koko Concert in Lagos, London and New York. We already had problems then but we still had to go for the shows and generally put up a front that all was well when in actual fact, it was not. It is not like it just happened; it took time because we knew that we had something very important to save.

What efforts did you make to ensure the partnership didn’t crumble?

Everybody tried to stop the break-up. If I did not want the company to move on, why did I travel from here to New York for a D’banj concert? It was a beautiful thing for Nigeria, Africa and us.

Are you still feeling hurt?

Yes, it hurt then and it still hurts. It’s not just me, even fans were badly hit. I remember when I was with a lady friend of mine and we were supposed to have a meeting. I told her it couldn’t hold because I had some issues to take care of. I told her Mo’Hits was going to break up and she started crying. The same way we feel bad about it, is how a lot of people are going to feel.

Is it true that you asked for separation from the group?

We were working together and all was going on well. It got to a point where I looked at the situation and we both decided that it was not working and we had to move on.

Did Kanye West take on both of you? Many said it was the origin of the problems?

We were both signed and I am still on that label. My deal with the label is one of the best deals ever. The deal is still on and I will still be a part of it until the day I terminate the contract.

So that means you are still working or going to work with Kanye West?

I am supposed to be in New York now but considering the fact that they know I have a lot of work to do in Nigeria, I can’t be in two places at once. I have to finish one before I start any international jobs.

Your new label Mavin Records was a direct result of the break-up…

I did not think I was going to change the name of my company for any reason. A month before we launched, I thought that companies go through re-branding for many reasons. I am supposed to still be the Chief Executive Officer of Mo’Hits Records and I own it 100 per cent now.  What I did was to just go for a name change. I won’t be the first to do so. Although Mo’Hits is a name everybody has come to love and accept, they will love Mavin also.

Are you shopping for a replacement for Dbanj?

I have not gone to look for anybody that will replace Dbanj and I will never look for who will replace him. It is not possible! Entertainers are not the same, just as no two people are the same. I definitely know there is no way I am going to come across someone who is exactly like D’banj. He knows how to ride the audience, how to carry them along and I have watched the industry for many years and know it is going to be difficult to find someone who is like him.

You brought Tiwa Savage on board…

Even before the breakup, I have been looking for a female artiste. I have been talking with Tiwa for a long time. If I did not tell her to leave Los Angeles and move back home, she would not have come. I have been very interested in her career. At some point, I knew one day, we were going to end up working together.

Don Jazzy With Headies Award (MAVIN records/Mo'Hits)
At Mavin, are you still going to take a back seat like you did at Mo’Hits?


Definitely. I am even going to retreat further. As you all can tell from the new album Solar Plexus, which we just released, I tried as much as possible not to sing. I really don’t want to be an artiste. I understand that my vocal strength only appeals to a small number of people, so I don’t feel comfortable. I don’t like videos or cameras either. I love being involved in production. I am going to stick to that. Mavin is going to be run the way Mo’hits was run but with more expertise. I am going to get experts, who will take care of certain things. I can’t mix business and the creative process together. It’s better to have separation of duties. I have some producers and other artistes in mind that I don’t intend to make public now. All I would say is that we should look forward to a very exciting journey.

Your mix tape, Solar Plexus, is like a test run, how would you adjudge the response to it so far?

I have been releasing tracks for a long time now but I have never got this number of positive responses. Normally, when we release a track, we expect to get like 50 or 60 percent positive feedbacks but this one really shocked me. I don’t know if it’s what you call sympathy votes or it’s because there are more people who want to listen and see what we have come up with. Only a few people are criticising us.

Do you miss D’banj?

Definitely I do. I miss him a lot. I got in here today and the first thing I wanted to say was I’m D’banj!

Source: PunchNG
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The rise of Nigerian music artists and pant sagging, is it swag or stupidity?

by Nigeria Music Network / 11,746 Views

In today's new skool, Nigerian music artists and pant sagging is quickly becoming a rampant or rising trend. Therefore, I'm blogging to ask today's Nigerian music artists, if pant sagging is 'swag or stupidity'?





Let's do some brief digging into the history of "Pant Sagging" shall we?

First, according to Wikipedia, "Sagging" is a manner of wearing trousers (slacks, shorts, pants or jeans) below the waist, sometimes revealing much of the underwear. Sagging is predominantly a male fashion.

According to information gathered via Wikipedia, Greg Mathis, a retired Black American Michigan 36th District Court judge and syndicated television show judge on the popular reality court show, Judge Mathis, revealed that "sagging" was adopted from the United States prison system where belts are prohibited. Belts are sometimes prohibited to keep prisoners from using them as weapons or in committing suicide by hanging themselves. Other theories is that it sent a message to other prisoners to let them know that person is sexually available and in need of protection from other bullying inmates. The style was later popularized by hip-hop artists in the 1990s (obviously, many 'Ghetto' Blacks were regarded as not cool, if they haven't done time behind bars). It has since become a symbol of freedom and cultural awareness among some youths or a symbol of their rejection of the values of mainstream society.

Many cities, academic institutions, public places, and many states in America for instance, have all frowned against the wearing of pants below waistline even to the extent of a town in one of the southern states of the U.S, Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana is on a move to enforce an ordinance that bans the wearing of pants below the waistline hereby exposing their underwear - especially in public places.

According to NYDailyTimes, "The ban would set a high price on low pants, slapping violators with a series of fines: $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second and $100 and 16 hours of public service for each subsequent offence." 

Digging further through the web to see what people are saying about pant sagging, I stumbled upon a question and answer on Yahoo Answers with someone in China asking "Why do black guys sag their pants?". One of the answers supplied caught my interest most, so I thought I'd share it here:

"Well over here (referring to the US) it is a popular style for more than one race. I'm white and that's a stereo type but I could care less I don't sag my pants but some do in desperate need to fit in with their friends. Personally it's kind of stupid because if you are running from the police, getting in a fight, or just simply walking around it can alter your ability to react quickly in a normal life situation."

Saggin is also spelt Niggas. Black Americans and pant sagging
So who are some of the Nigerian music artists fond of sagging their pants? From observation: May D, Davido and his camp, Wizkid, among many other new skool artists I can't remember at the moment.

In (American) Hip-Hop today, pant sagging and obnoxious lyrics are seriously being frowned upon by several communities and social movement organizations. Nigerian music artists looking to break into the major mainstream music market should note that pant sagging and obnoxious lyrics will get them nowhere - for real.

Though pant sagging is not yet much of an issue in the global Nigerian Hip-Hop community today, in few years to come - if our African society withhold expressing their disapproval towards the trend of new skool Nigerian music artists (indirectly) promoting sagging of pants - obviously as the "new cool", it will grow to become a major issue just like it is in the U.S today.

So what gives? Apparently, Nigeria and Nigerians are no doubt one of the most highly-western(ly) influenced of all African countries, and the rising trend of pant sagging among the Nigerian youths of today is nothing but a stupid swag copied from the ghetto Black American lifestyles which is constantly (indirectly/directly) promoted by several Black Hip-Hop moguls in the U.S. Before you know it, (young) new skool Nigerian Hip-Hop acts who already enjoy sagging their pants - will start rapping and singing about how they love to sag their pants.

"Many of today's generation are easily influenced by what they see others do and their opinions, and it's hardly ever the good things." 

If we are going to copy any western values or culture, why not copy the good ones and disregard the bad ones?


This is my humble opinion on the rising trend of (and encouraging of) pant sagging in today's Nigerian music scene by our own Nigerian music artists. I conclude by stating pant sagging is not a swag but rather - stupidity. If it's a swag, then I regard is as a stupid swag.
But in your opinion, what would you say regarding the rise of Nigerian music artists and pant sagging (if you're observant): is it swag or stupidity? 

By Kevin Onuma for Nigeria Music Network / African Blogger


Reference:
 

Louisiana Bans Pant Sagging: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/louisiana-town-bans-sagging-pants-article-1.1315857

Sagging History: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagging_(fashion)

Why Do Black Guys Sag Their Pants? (Yahoo! Answers): http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121224125313AAWtDET 

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Tiwa Savage "Ife Wa Gbona" lyrics and meaning

by Nigeria Music Network / 10,989 Views

Tiwa Savage Ife Wa Gbona lyrics featuring Leo Wonder, a love song, is available on Nigeria's music network, including the meaning of Ife Wa Gbona. Learn more! 




A Still Shot from Tiwa Savage Ife Wa Gbona music video

Before providing you with Tiwa Savage's Ife Wa Gbona lyrics, let's know what "Ife Wa Gbona" means first. Wouldn't you like to know?

In the Yoruba language, "Ife" means "Love", and "Wa" means "Come" but in this context - it means "Our" or "Us". Not to forget, "Gbona" in Yoruba means "Hot". So, Tiwa Savage's "Ife Wa Gbona" means "Our Love is Hot". For more about Tiwa Savage's Ife Wa Gbona meaning, go here: Tiwa Savage Ife Wa Gbona meaning - Nigerian Yoruba Music.

Tiwa Savage Ife Wa Gbona Lyrics 

Tiwa Savage "Ife Wa Gbona" lyrics has a lot of message about love or otherwise, Ife in the Yoruba language. If you visit FreeNaijaLyrics.com, you'll find the following lyrics for Tiwa Savage "Ife Wa Gbona". Below is Ife Wa Gbona music video and lyrics for the love song featuring Leo Wonder:


Intro
hehn hehn
SoSick on the beat
Tiwa Savage, pure wonder
hehn, awon na ni
Lovers and co.
Tiwa o ni baje
Adura nla
Agbona na ni

Verse 1
Oya mama o,
Get ur gele o
Daddy mi o
The time don come o
Cos I am flying high
His name is alone in my heart
Cos no be lie
Nothing can tear us apart
bobo bobo o nothing do you
Hey, my bobo bobo o, I can die for you
I must be
The luckiest girl in the world
Cos you chose me, to share this love in your world

Verse 2
Ti ba ni mi o ni fe e baby, iro lasan lasan ni
Oju mi loju re baby
Se ni ma tatan tatan ni
Would you please hold my hands, wa lo mo mummy mi
My baby just say yes
Wa je toni temi

Chorus
O gbona o gbona o gbona o gbona o gbona
woooo wuuuu yeaa (2x)
Ife wa o gbona
tori O gbona o gbona o gbona o gbona o gbona
woooo wuuuu yeaa (2x)
Ife wa gbona gbona

Verse 3
Oya baby o
Take my hands lets go
I am ready to love my boo
Like there’s no tomorrow
A long time ago, I must have done something good
So I thank you my God, cos he loves me the way that he should
Bobo bobo o, nothing do you
Hey, my bobo bobo o, I can die for you
I must be
The luckiest girl in the world
Cos you chose me, to share this love in your world

Verse 4
Oya come come follow me go
Je ka lo si ibi ti oju olomo o to
Come build my home, along with me
Come be the one to bear my pikin
Along with me, come be the one to bear my pikin
my pikin, your pikin, our pikin

(Repeat chorus)

Verse 5
Wa lo mo mummy mi
Mo egbon mi o
Tele miii to the land of love
My baby o oo ooo (4x)

Tiwa (yes baby)
Sho gbon mi (I am listening)
Ko n shey gbogbo kan ti a sho na yi
ko n shey pe ko ye won
Sho ye e

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Lyrics Credit: FreeNaijaLyrics.com
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