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PDP Nat Covention: Davido’s performance soothes tired delegates

AN interlude of music performance by Nigerian music sensation, Davido relieved distressed delegates moments ago as delay in ongoing accreditation of delegates alters the time table at ongoing PDP National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Continue reading PDP Nat Covention: Davido’s performance soothes tired delegates at Vanguard News.

Fresh trouble looms as Obesere attacks K1 again

Fresh trouble may be looming between heavyweight Fuji music icons, Ayinde Wasiu, popularly known as K1 and Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere, as Obesere’s management has responded to the insults K1’s aide recently rained on him. Continue reading Fresh trouble looms as Obesere attacks K1 again at Vanguard News.

Ejiz Signs to Daffangy Entertainment, Drops New Single “4U”

Ejiz has shared his long anticipated single, entitled “4U”. Continue reading Ejiz Signs to Daffangy Entertainment, Drops New Single “4U” at Vanguard News.

Ne-Yo wants to make Silicon Valley more diverse, one investment at a time

Dressed in a Naruto t-shirt and a hat emblazoned with the phrase “lone wolf,” Ne-Yo slouches over in a chair inside a Holberton School classroom. The Grammy-winning recording artist is struggling to remember the name of “that actor,” the one who’s had a successful career in both the entertainment industry and tech investing. “I learned about all the things he was doing and I thought it was great for him,” Ne-Yo told TechCrunch. “But I didn’t really know what my place in tech would be.” It turns out “that actor” is Ashton Kutcher, widely known in Hollywood and beyond for his role in several blockbusters and the TV sitcom That ’70s Show, and respected in Silicon Valley for his investments via Sound Ventures and A-G...

Wizkid’s jersey designed by Nike sold out in 10 mins

Nigerian Afro pop star, Ayodeji Balogun a.k.a Wizkid is on top of the world as his new creation jersey, designed by athletic apparel giant `Nike’ sold out 10 minutes after launch. Continue reading Wizkid’s jersey designed by Nike sold out in 10 mins at Vanguard News.

Apple Music launches a ‘Top Charts’ playlist series

Apple Music is rolling out a new playlist series that will feature the Top 100 songs on Apple Music globally and for those countries where Apple Music is available. Because they’re playlists, users will be able to add these top charts for their country or the Top 100 Global songs to their library so they can stream them any time, or listen offline. The feature was first reported by Rolling Stone, which was given a preview of the changes by Apple. At launch, there are 116 charts launching in total, including the Top 100 Global and one for each Apple Music market. Many countries will have access to all of these new Top 100 playlist charts, but availability will vary, we understand. What’s also interesting about the top chart playlists is that they’ll be updated daily at 12:...

Uganda Bans MTN Nyege Nyege 2018 Music Festival, Warns LGBTI & Homosexuals To Stay Away From Country

Uganda Bans Int’l Music Festival Over Homosexuality & Nudity Fear, Warns LGBTI & Homosexuals To Stay Away From Country Uganda’s Nyege Nyege international music and arts festival sponsored by telecom giant, MTN, has been banned because of scheduled open sex, noise, homosexuality, LGBTI. “Let foreigners not come to Uganda for sex. If you are coming […]Continue reading…

Spotify expands its $4.99 per month student bundle with Hulu to include Showtime

Spotify today is announcing a new way for students to access its Premium service, along with Hulu and Showtime, for a discounted price of $4.99 per month for all three. The new deal is an expansion of the existing Hulu and Spotify bundle for students, which launched around a year ago at the same price. Now those existing subscribers as well as new ones will be able to stream from all three services when they sign up. The new bundle consists of Spotify Premium for Students, Hulu with Limited Commercials, and Showtime . Students will need to be attending a Title IV accredited institution in the U.S. to qualify for the discounted pricing. When Spotify teamed up with Hulu back in September 2017, it was the first time it had ever partnered with a streaming video service on a bundle deal. The de...

Spotify is falling behind on lyrics and voice

Spotify’s lack of full lyrics support and its minimal attention to voice are beginning to become problems for the streaming service. The company has been so focused on the development of its personalization technology and programming its playlists, it has overlooked key features that its competitors – including Apple, Google, and Amazon – today offer and are now capitalizing on. For example, in the updated version of Apple Music rolling out this fall with iOS 12, users won’t just have access to lyrics in the app as before, they will also be able to perform searches by lyrics instead of only by the artist, album, or song title. And Apple Music is actually playing catch up with Amazon on this front. Amazon Music, which has quietly grown to become the third largest music streaming service, al...

Simi, features 2face in her new album, set for JJW

By  Benjamin Njoku Multiple award-winning singer, Similola Ogunleye a.k.a Simi has announced that she will be featuring music legend , 2face in her ‘Simisola’ deluxe album. Simi and 2face The duo came together on the remix of ‘Original Baby’ , part of the original ‘Simisola’ album initially released in 2017. Simi announced the song’s release on her Instagram page @simplysimi on Wednesday by sharing a snippet of the song with the caption, “Issa legend @official2baba”. The collaboration comes five years after Simi tweeted about her wish to work with 2 Baba, whose song ‘African Queen’ is regarded as a timeless classic. This is happening as Simi is set for an evening of fun, music and dance in Abuja this weekend. In the event tagged, Johnnie, Jazz and Whisky, Simi said she...

Ariya unlimited as King Sunny Ade serenades audience in Lagos, Abuja

Dealers and Enterprise customers in the South West were the first to taste the goodies of the Globacom appreciation party at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja. On hand to welcome the guests were two iconic comedians, the Bishop of Osusu Ministry, Gordons (Godwin Komone) and Seyi Law (Lawrence Oluwaseyitan Aletile) supported by a one-man band, Aka Melody, who put guests in a relaxed mood for the event. King Sunny Ade, digging it out on stage as he entertains Glo Dealers in Abuja. Globacom’s Chief Retail Officer, Mr. David Maji welcomed them to the event on behalf of Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr., Chairman of Globacom. Unlike some events where musical guests are revealed ahead of the show, the audience was taken by surprise to see the Juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade (KSA) making a cameo appearance at the ...

Spotify’s new tool helps artists and labels reach its playlist editors

Spotify wants give artists and labels and easier way to submit their new music for playlist consideration. The streaming service this morning launched a feature, still in beta, that allows any artists with a Spotify for Artists account or labels using Spotify Analytics to share unreleased tracks directly with Spotify’s team of over 100 editors worldwide. The team is responsible for programming Spotify’s playlists – the lists on which a new track’s inclusion could become a make or break point for an emerging artist, and are a key part of album promotion. The company says that, today, more than 75,000 artists are featured on its editorial playlists every week, plus another 150,000 on its flagship playlist, Discover Weekly. However, it hasn’t always been clear how to reach the editorial team ...