Ayoola, Project Fame Winner Debuts

Ayoola

Ayoola

Months after he won the coveted MTN Project Fame West Africa (Season 5) music competition, Ayobami Ayoola Ayolola, has debuted with two singles, For You and Amin. The latter, featuring Vector, is a danceable gospel song, while the former, produced by MasterKraft, is R&B.

Ayoola, who won the contest last October, was widely expected to hit the big time sooner. However, he explained that he had to take his time to work on the songs so that they could meet the high expectations of his fans. Amin, one of the cuts he released a few days ago, was produced by Legendury Beats, which produced Ara by Brymo, Emi Ni Baller (Chidinma), Azonto (WizKid), Koma Roll (Tillaman), Baddest Boy (EME All Stars) and Catching Cold (Tunde Ednut).

Ayoola, a Biochemistry graduate of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, is expected to hit location soon for the video of Amin. It will be directed by Clarence Peters.

—Bayo Adetu

 

 

Modupe Drops Benefactor

Modupe

Modupe

Female gospel musician, Modupe Adedeji otherwise known as Modupe is set to launch her new album titled Alaanu mi (My Benefactor).

The album which will be released from the stable of Premium Studio Entertainment will be unveiled on 13 April, 2013 at Hob & Hog event centre, Shasha, Lagos.

Tracks in the album include, Shepherd of My Soul, My Redeemer, Ihinrere Nise Wa, Alaanu Mi, Yio Pa Mimo and E je Kamura. Kennery for Christ is billed to be the guest artiste.

Modupe, a journalist and music producer hails from Ogun State, and looks up to Tope Alabi as role model.

Expected guests at the album launch include Jide Ologeh, Managing Director, R-wells Media, Ike Okereke, Director FRCN, Ikoyi, Lagos operation, Rev. N.A Adigun, Senior Pastor First Baptist Church, Shasha and Ejikeme Augustine.

—Kayode Aponmade

 

Nigerian Idols: Moses, Debbie In Final

The duo of Moses Obi-Adigwe and Debbie Rise are in the final of the Nigerian Idol, and it is up to Nigerians to decide the winner next Sunday with their votes.

The show promises to be a re-enactment of the feat between Timi Dakolo and Omawumi Megbele of the West African Idols, hosted by Mnet.

Last Sunday, Debbie performed one of her choice songs, Survivor by Destiny’s Child, Fallin by Alicia Keys and Shy Guy by Diana King, while Moses played Forget You by Cee-Lo Green, Redemption Song by Bob Marley and Oliver Twist by D’Banj.

—Daniels Ekugo

 

WaPTv Unveils New Programmes

The authorities of WapTv have added, Sabongari, a short narration of Hausa proverbs to their list of programmes.

Akpan & Oduma, a short comical insight into the daily struggles and antics of two male youths from Cross River State, is another exciting programme that viewers of WapTv will enjoy from now.

Gina Ehikodi, Head of Programmes of WapTv, said “these new additions to our programmes are as a result of multiple requests from millions of people across the country. We are responding to the yearnings of the average Nigerian TV viewer.”

—Bayo Adetu

 

Yinka Flavor Returns

Juju musician, Yinka Flavor, has returned to Nigeria.

Flavor, who returned from his base in the UK three weeks ago, said: “I am back to Nigeria to make a difference. This is my home and I have come to add flavour to any music I play.”

The Ogun State-born singer started playing music 19 years ago. His first album was titled High Level. Of his kind of music, he said: “I play a type of juju music that everybody can dance to.” Flavor added that his mission is to promote upcoming musicians and also open a music school.

—Motunrayo Idris

 

Mega B Releases Single

Enyinnaya Godswill Chinedu, a.k.a. Mega B, has debut with the single, The Way You Like It.

Mega B says his genre of music is a blend of hip hop, afro pop and dancehall. He is currently working on his album and the video of The Way You Like It. It will be released later this year. His album will be recorded in South Africa and Europe.

Mega B started music with a group, Nu Flavars, in Eket Akwa-Ibom State and later moved to Aba where he joined another group, NuFlames.

The group relocated to Lagos in 2010 and released the audio and video of the song, Tuwe-tuwe.