Wizkid bags U.S. award for writing Drake’s “One Dance”

Nigerian music sensation and Starboy Music Worldwide boss, Wizkid, has earned himself another international award from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).


ASCAP, according to Wikipedia, is an American not-for-profit performance-rights organization that protects its members’ musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.


The award was given to Wizkid in recognition of his role as the writer of Drake’s chart-topping hit single “One Dance” which featured Wizkid and Kyla.


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The song, which is off Drake’s world-class album “Views”, also occupied a nomination spot at the Grammy Awards under the “Album of the Year” category, earning Wizkid a nomination spot also.


Asides being credited for writing the rave single, “One Dance” has also been acknowledge by ASCAP for occupying the number one spot on the highly revered Billboard Hot 100 Charts for an outstanding 10 weeks in a row.


Wizkid could not contain his joy as he took to his Instagram account to share this milestone.


“This came in last night! Big up my bro @champagnepapi for letting me work on this!! More Drake x Wizkid on the way!! ?.,” he said.


Wizkid and Drake have displayed a high level of musical synergy ever since their first encounter on Wizkid’s widely accepted single “Ojuelegba” which also featured UK rapper of Nigerian descent, Skepta.


Asides “Ojuelegba” remix and “One Dance”, Drake and Wizkid recently hit the studio to create “Hush Up The Silence” which leaked a couple of weeks ago.

#Headies2016: “I honestly didn’t see Eva Alordiah’s fiancé” – WizKid

Nigerian artiste, Wizkid has reacted to a trending video, where he ‘snubbed’, the fiancé of Eva Alordiah, Caesar.


In the video, Wizkid who was on his way to get a seat on arrival at The Headies appeared to have ‘snubbed’ Caesar, who tried to extend a warm greeting to him. The singer, however, went to greet Eva.


But, in a tweet, reacting to the video, Wizkid, said, “Honestly didn’t see my man! Love always!”


JUST IN: MTV EMAs strip WizKid of ‘Best African Act’ award.

Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun was “incorrectly” awarded the Best African Act award at the MTV EMAs held in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


A statement posted on the website of MTV EMAs noted that Alikiba, Tanzanian singer, is the rightful recipient of the award.


The Best African Act category is usually presented a day before the actual show, and MTV EMAs says the error was made when the results were posted.


“MTV congratulates Alikiba, who has won Best African Act at the 2016 MTV EMAs,” the statement read.


“The news was revealed 10 November, after the incorrect results were posted late Sunday night (6 November) due to an error.


“Six Worldwide Act winners, including Wizkid, were selected by an international committee of MTV music executives to recognize current artists who are rising to have a wider geographic appeal beyond their local regions.


“The winners were chosen based off a range of criteria including international MTV video play, radio airplay, streams, and sales across multiple territories and regions.


“The winner of Best African Act was selected by fans via votes on MTVEMA.com


“Both Wizkid and Alikiba are great artistes and deserving winners at the MTV EMAs and we congratulate them wholeheartedly on their achievements. We apologise for any confusion but we are pleased to recognise the achievements of both artists on this global platform.”

#MTVMAMA2016 – Full list of winners.

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2016 rolls out the glamour with thrilling performances and awards presentation.

South Africa rap talent Cassper Nyovest  picks up award for Best Live Act at the show.

He edges out Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Flavour (Nigeria), Mafikizolo (South Africa) and Stonebwoy (Ghana).

Sauti Sol wins Best Group beating Mi Casa (South Africa), Navy Kenzo (Tanzania), R2bees (Ghana) and Toofan (Togo).

Yemi Alade wins Best Female edging out her Nigerian counterpart Tiwa Savage, Ghana’s Mz Vee, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee and Josey of Ivory Coast. This makes her the first artist to win the award for Best Female twice (2015 and 2016).

Drake wins Best International Act beating Adele, Beyoncé, Future and Rihanna to it.

Tekno beats Falz, Simi, Nasty C others to Best Breakthrough Act award.

Star Boy Wizkid wins Best Male, edging out AKA, Black Coffee, Diamond Platnumz and Patoranking.

He also goes home with African Artist Of The Year beating Yemi Alade, Diamond Platnumz, Black Coffee and Sauti Sol.

The Star singer made it a ‘hat-trick’ with his DJ Maphorisa ‘Soweto baby’ feature winning Best Collaboration.

Hugh Masekela, a South African human rights activist, musician and composer wins the  MTV Legend award at MAMA 2016.

See full list of winners.

Best Live Act

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)  – Winner

Eddy Kenzo (Uganda),

Flavour (Nigeria),

Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Stonebwoy (Ghana).

Best Group

Sauti Sol (Kenya)- Winner

Mi Casa (South Africa),

Navy Kenzo (Tanzania),

R2bees (Ghana)

Toofan (Togo).

Best Female

Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – Winner

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Josey (Ivory Coast)

Mz Vee (Ghana)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

Best Pop/Alternative

Desmond & The Tutus (South Africa)

LCNVL (South Africa)

Shekinah (South Africa) / Kyle Deutsch (South Africa) – Winner

Timo ODV (South Africa)

Tresor (DRC)

Best International

Adele (UK)

Beyoncé (USA)

Drake (Canada) – Winner

Future (USA)

Rihanna (Barbados)

Best Lusophone Act

C4 Pedro (Angola) – Winner

NGA (Angola)

Lizha James (Mozambique)

Nelson Freitas (Netherlands/Cape Verde)

Preto Show (Angola)

Best Francophone Act

Franko (Cameroon)

J-Rio (Gabon)

Magasco (Cameroon)

Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast) – Winner

Toofan (Togo)

Best Male

AKA (South Africa)

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Patoranking (Nigeria)

Wizkid (Nigeria) – Winner

Listener’s Choice

Adiouza (Senegal)

Bebe Cool (Uganda)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Den G (Liberia)

EL (Ghana)

Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) – Winner

Jay Rox (Zambia)

Kansoul (Kenya)

Kiss Daniel (Nigeria)

Lij Michael (Ethiopia)

LXG (Sierra Leone)

Meddy (Rwanda)

Messias Marioca (Mozambique)

Prince Kaybee (South Africa)

Reda Taliani (Algeria)

Saad Lamjarred (Morocco)

Sabri Mosbah (Tunisia)

Sidiki Diabate (Mali)

Tamer Hosny (Egypt)

The Dogg (Namibia)

Yamoto Band (Tanzania)

Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut

AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – “Baddest” (South Africa/Nigeria)

DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” ((South Africa/Nigeria) – Winner

Nasty C feat. Davido, Cassper – “Juice Back Remix” (Nigeria/South Africa)

Patoranking feat. Sarkodie – “No Kissing” (Nigeria/Ghana)

Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba – “Unconditionally Bae” (Kenya/Tanzania)

Video of the Year

“Jump” – Anatii & Cassper feat. Nasty C (South Africa); Director: Kyle Lewis

“Caviar Dreams” – AL Bairre & PhFAT (South Africa); Director: Daniel Levi

“If I Start to Talk” – Tiwa Savage feat. Dr Sid (Nigeria); Director: Clarence Peters

“Kisasi Kumi” – Sheeba (Uganda) – Director: Sasha Vybz

“ Niquer Ma Vie“ – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon – Winner

Personality of the Year in association with DStv

Caster Semenya (South Africa) – Winner

Linda Ikeji (Nigeria)

Pearl Thusi (South Africa)

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Hip Hop in association with MTN

Emtee (South Africa) – Winner

Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast)

Olamide (Nigeria)

Riky Rick (South Africa)

Ycee (Nigeria)

Best Breakthrough

Babes Wodumo (South Africa)

Emtee (South Africa)

Falz (Nigeria)

Franko (Cameroon)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Nathi (South Africa)

Raymond (Tanzania)

Simi (Nigeria)

Tekno (Nigeria) – Winner

Song of the year in partnership with Google

“Shaktibobo” – Olamide (Nigeria)

“Reggae Blues” – Harrysongz feat Olamide, Kcee & Iyanya, Orezi (Nigeria)

“My Woman, My Everything” – Patoranking feat. Wande Coal (Nigeria) – Winner

“Godwin” – Korede Bello (Nigeria)

“Ngud” – Kwesta feat. Cassper (South Africa)

“Roll Up Re-Up” – Emtee feat. Wizkid and AKA (South Africa/Nigeria)

“Soweto Baby” – DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid (South Africa/Nigeria)

“Baddest” – AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana, Yanga (South Africa/Nigeria)

“Wololo” – Babes Wodumo feat. Mampintsha (South Africa)

“Coller la Petite“ – Franko (Cameroon)

“Unconditionally bae” – Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba (Kenya/Tanzania)

Artist of the Year

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Wizkid (Nigeria)- Winner

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

MAMA 2016 MTV Legend award goes to South African musician and human rights activist Hugh Masekela.

Drake’s song ‘One Dance’ ft Wizkid and Kayla is now Spotify’s Most streamed song ever with 880 million streams

Spotify, one of the world’s leading music streaming sites has announced that Drake’s massive 2016 hit song ‘One Dance’ is now the most streamed song on its site ever with 880 million streams since its premiere in April 2016.

“One Dance” overtakes Major Lazer’s “Lean On” which was the most streamed song on Spotify with 875 million streams. Congrats to him!


Wizkid Becomes First Nigerian Artist To Feature On Billboard Charts

Wizkid has become the first Nigerian artist to emerge on Billboard’s Twitter Last 24 hours chart courtesy of his feature in Drake’s ’One dance‘ song.

Two days ago, Drake dropped two singles, ‘Pop style’ featuring Kanye West and Jay Z, and ‘One dance’ featuring Wizkid and Kyla. On ‘One Dance,’ the 6 God gets assists from Wizkid, who he worked with last year, and Kyla, sampling the Crazy Cousinz remix of her song, ‘Do You Mind’.

This raises the bar a lot higher for the star pop singer helping to improve his brand visibility. The tune ‘One dance‘ features production by Ninteen85 with co-production credits by 40.


Wizkid already featured Drake in a remix to his ‘Ojuelegba‘ fan favourite and award-winning song.

The single ‘One dance‘ is off Drake’s forthcoming album, following his successful “What a time to be alive” released in 2015.

The collaboration was said to have come about thanks to Skepta, a friend of Wizkid, who introduced the song to Drake during a Wireless Music Festival held in London.


The crossover tune has gone on to have other covers and refixes with top artistes such as Sarkodie.

The star pop singer has had other international collaborations preceding this one with Drake. He has worked with Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo, Ty Dolla $ign, and recorded a hook with Coldplay’s Chris Martin for pop star Rihanna.

A performance with Chris Brown was in the works also in South Africa at the ‘X Tour’, so was another recording with UK star Tinie Tempah, and Norwegian pop icons Nico & Vinz. The ‘Baba nla‘ singer is also likely to put out new music with American- Nigerian singer Jidenna.

Congrat Wizzy!!!

Wizkid’s 2nd Babymama Slams Him in New Interview; Says He has Shown No Interest in their Baby!

We all already know Nigerian singer, Wizkid just became a father for the second time! His second babymama, Binta Diamond Diallo has just granted her first interview and she’s slamming Wizkid in it, saying he has refused to see their son and she wants that to change now!

Yesterday, theShaderoom spoke to Binta Diamond Diallo, who is the mother of Wizkid’s new child who was born last Friday. She says she named her son, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Jr. after the singer in part so that he doesn’t try it with her like he did with the mother of his first child!

Back in August 2011, Wizkid fathered a child with undergraduate student, Oluwanishola Ogudugu. He vehemently denied the claims and even in an interview with Punch insisted that he was not a
father. He told host, Nonye Ben-Nwankkwo,

“It was rumoured that I had a love child. Even if I had a child, I don’t think it is something I should be ashamed of. Instead, I would come out plainly and declare that I am a father. Everybody makes mistakes. But it was just a false rumour. I don’t have a child anywhere.”

However, months later in 2013, he posted a picture of himself with his son, Boluwatife Balogun, with the caption: “hey, the child’s mine guys, I’m done hiding him [from] you all.”

Fast forward to the following year, Wizkid began dating Binta which would continue off and on for 2 years. She told theShaderoom that when she learned that she was pregnant in 2015, the rapper said that he was going to embrace being a dad this time around and that he’d certainly care for the child.

However, he kept the child a secret from fans again!

Not only has he not seen his son yet, but he hasn’t shown much interest in being a father and Binta wants that to change! Binta says that she just wants him to step up and be a man about his responsibilities.

Wizkid Named Artiste Of The Year 2015 & Covers Super Crush Magazine Latest Edition

Nigeria’s Leading colorful & Quality publication Super Crush Magazine has unveiled its latest February edition of the Freely distributed magazine.

The cover has Pop Artist, Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid adorning the cover, while prolific producer Dj Coublon and HipTv fast rising Presenter Nancy Isime both grab features in the magazine.

Also Wizkid has officially been named Super Crush Magazine’s Artist Of The Year for 2015, while the new girl on the block, Beverly was named  Female Act to Watch out for in 2016.

Drake Hails Wizkid, Says He Is Super Honoured By Their Collaboration

American rapper, Drake having kept mute since he dropped his verse on Wizkid ‘Ojuelegba remix’, has finally come out to say few words about working with Wizkid on the 100th issue of FADER magazine.

The rapper was asked why he recorded the song with Skpeta, if it was some attempt at ‘international outreach’ to become a truly global star, having already conquered North America. Drake swayed that impression by saying, ‘I just did it because I was in the moment,’ adding, ‘I wasn’t thinking like, ‘Oh man, I gotta get my brand up in Nigeria. Not to say that’s not important. I’m super-honoured to be on that song”.

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Victor Terhemba: My Thoughts And Opinion On The Wizkid Vs Davido Who Is Better Debate

In 2011, my friend and artiste, Cashkeed, said, after listening to Davido’s first single ‘’Back when’’, that finally somebody has come out that will displace Wizkid from the top. I was skeptical that anybody would be able to that knowing fully how abundantly talented Wizkid is but deep down inside of me I hoped it would happen. Cashkeed has an uncanny knowledge of music that sometimes I don’t doubt him, while I always foresee the future of Nigerian musicians and I rightly predict the outcome of any artiste I take interest in. Luckily, Cashkeed was opportune to meet Davido at an event and they chatted for a while even though Davido’s bodyguards (B-Red, Shina Rambo, Asika, etc) tried to prevent him from talking to the ‘’superstar’’. After the encounter, Cashkeed was full of praise for the young lad and his humility.

In contrast, I’ve met Wizkid several times and at different places before and after becoming a superstar and honestly, I was more than disappointed in this young man’s demeanor. That was almost the same problem I had with Mo’chedah in her her days ( I remember I predicted she won’t last beyond her first album in the music industry and so far she hasn’t proved me wrong).

Personally, I don’t think there is any basis of comparison between Wizkid and Davido because they are both different artistes safe they are young boys making it big in the industry. While Davido is a skilled singer, Wizkid’s talented is naturally bequeathed to him by God. Davido’s musical skill is borne out of his passion and many hours and years of practise. Wizkid is so talented he can suit well just on any beat and genre of music, something Davido cannot do.

I once told a very good friend, Victor Etim and later much to Terry Tha Rapman (now known as T.R), that I doubt very much if Wizkid would ever be able to replicate anything near the success he enjoyed with his first album “super star’’. This is because, while Davido writes his songs or buy songs from others, Wizkid has transited from writing songs to mostly doing freestyles on songs. This, you will often hear him repeat the same lines in a song or same contents in most of his songs and sometimes confuses us about what the theme of the song really is yet fans still love his song (albeit with a short life span), this is something Davido cannot dare do, if he dares, that song will just be a disaster.

When Wizkid first came to limelight he gave the broke guys some sort of hope of getting laid. At least then we could compete with yahoo boys for girls. Wizkid came with swag which all the girls fell in love with and quickly awon boys emulated his swag. Wizkid’s dressing and style was always on point. Whatever Wizkid wore and looks good, boys will quickly go and buy the same. Then girls would love boys who got swag, with swag boys could get laid. Ochuko learnt from wizkid and outsmarted him in sparkling glee. Ochuko could lack money but not girls.

This went on until one David Adeleke a.k.a O.B.O came to the scene and changed the permutations of everything. Because of this boy, girls realized that swag don’t pay bills, he was all about money, Damn!!! That guy can brag about his money and backs it with unnecessary exhibition of his superfluous wealth. Then, we the broke guys started losing our girlfriends to yahoo boys who made easy cash. Even the loyal girlfriends who vowed to stick with you constantly reminded you of the importance of money and if you are not careful you would just wake up one day and find your girl in the comfort of a yahoo boy and nothing you can do about it than sulk and moan.

Nevertheless, that didn’t deter people like me, instead we worked hard to make our money as I now have my own mansion, fleets of exotic cars and unparalleled luxury. It is free to dream right? Let no body wake me from this dream as I am working assiduously hard towards achieving it,

In summary, it is in my own professional opinion that Wizkid is a  better artiste than Davido and if you have followed me so far you would agree with me. But Davido is the bigger artiste between the two. None of Wizkid’s hits is as big as “Dami Duro’’ or ‘’Skelewu’’. Both acts have won all that is within their reach to win both locally and internationally. You don’t have to argue about this, my decision is final!

Victor Terhemba Is a talent manager, political analyst and social commentator from Lagos.

Follow me on Twitter: @inkrediblesmog


Views expressed are solely that of author and does not represent views of www.omojuwa.com nor its associates

Nigerian/American Star Jidenna Expresses His Admiration For Wizkid

After his major interview flop, Nigerian/American, Jidenna seems to have made it good with his Nigerian fans.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Jidenna spoke on topics ranging from how much his Nigerian heritage has influenced his music, to the idea behind the now-popular phrase, “Classic Man“, and which Nigerian artiste he feels is gaining global reputation.

Read the interview below: –

What kind of influence do you feel “African” music has on your works?
Oh, it’s profound. Even if the production doesn’t feel African, the vocal delivery — singing through
your nose. Specifically, Highlife music from Nigeria. That was the first music I ever heard as a child. So singing through my nose is something I do often, and that’s directly rooted in my heritage.

At large, I feel like we’re entering into a time when hip-hop music in the states, and pop and hiplife and all types of genres across the African continent are emerging, in general. I think they’ll be even more influential as I continue.

Which Nigerian artiste do you feel is ” really blowing up right now”?
Wizkid, of course, in the U.K. — his sound is undeniable. I love his voice, I love his production team. I was just hanging out with them recently. He’s definitely be one where I’m looking forward to what’s to come, and I love his catalog already.

What’s next for you?

I’m going to release a bundle of songs for the fall. I think people are ready for it, they want something new for the fall. “Classic Man” was something that got them through the summer — they need something to keep them cozy as the seasons change.

Also I’m going on tour with Stromae, so I’m really excited about that. He feels like a kindred spirit, like a distant cousin from another continent. We’re definitely different, and have different sounds, but I think the similarities are remarkable, not knowing him personally. I’m really excited.

Eight Amazing Nigerian Music Collaborations That Will Totally Shut Down The Music Industry

Ever wondered what a mash-up of your favourite music stars would sound like when paired up into collaborations? I have too, and that shallow musing finally got me here, on this post about 7 Nigerian collabos that I’m sure… or is it that I know? Okay wait, that I think… yes think, will totally rock. Actually I’m damn too proud of all the names I’ve assembled here and they’ve worked themselves up to this point where they can hone their musical prowess having surpassed those good ol’ days of success in boomlets. Enough talk! Now action.

1. Cynthia Morgan x Burna Boy

Asides my imagination already telling me that this track will be a fire bomb, you also get to find out that reckless cockiness can be made good for things such as this. Who knows better to give dance hall
music a multi-dimensional treatment than Kingston Property‘s Cynthia Morgan in a link-up with Sabi Boy, Oluwaburna? If there ever was a time for Morgan to wear her brazen self and without apology, it would be here and trust Burna Boy to always come through with his vocal swag… in Yoruba pidgin!

2. Burna Boy x Seyi Shay

Can you blame Burna Boy for his shades of awesome? This will be the second of his female features that I am certainly looking forward to. I know Seyi already gave us Murda, but then with this guy? Oh boy, creativity will be reborn as there will be healthy doses of lyrical ingenuity, vocal showoffs and… you know what? Just forgerrit, this will be some kain dripping swag madt stuff! There better be a video too ‘cos I’m definitely not the only one who wants to see how Seyi’s thirst troll will wear perfectly on dear Burna Boy’s hotness.

3. Seyi Shay x Don Jazzy

Ah! This is one collabo that excites me. Ms Shay is one very versatile songstress, proving herself time and time again that no ‘one box’ can hold her. Don Jazzy on the other hand, has shown with positive inputs and results that they don’t call him a don for trivial fun. These two are skilled to relish, and diversely so too but their vantage point would be that studio where they decide to lock horns and unleash some circus magic acts from their oga and madam Sabinus. Wow, I think I just might have found the title of their track!

4. Don Jazzy x Pasuma

Did you just laugh out loud? Well think again. Since trying his hands on hip-hop/pop influenced songs, Pasuma raised the stakes in his game and has excelled to particular delight. All the talented fuji-pop star needs now is to hook-up with producer extraordinaire, Don Jazzy and create an epic evergreen sound in the pop/high life genre that bridges musical frenzies in the South West and Eastern ethnicity… of course with the Doroboss lending his signature baritone tenor.

5. Flavour x Yemi Alade

Can you think of anybody else’s song that sends you into a dancing fiesta like Flavour’s and Yemi Alade’s? Hey, stop thinking! This synergy will help to sharpen creative ideas like danceathons, which all them rap competes have almost succeeded in stifling out. From energetic synchronizations to locomotive gyration and impeccable vocal skills, Flavour and Yemi are a perfect par and they sure need to remind us again how well we should celebrate the proudly African heritage.

6. Asa x Timi Dakolo

Okay, I think we’ve played around enough for a bit. Time to get some serious bi’ness done. Individually, these soul music legends are worth more in calibers than my riveting writer skill can do them any fitting justice. With these two, music always has a meaning and their synergy owes us a classic piece with a never-before-heard sensation, the kind that reorients our minds. If they choose to keep it on a low, then you know that they’re launching into the deepest of deeps and if it’s way up, they’re reaching for the bluest skies. Please go figure!

7. Reekado Banks x Wizkid

I forgive all of you that compared my dear Reeky Tom Tom to Daddy Bolu. Although their artistry may share quite some similarities but thank the stars that they sound nothing alike. Yes, they actually don’t. The other similarity they share would be that they’re small men who are crazy in love for really big things. And because they’re consistent with pro-balling at their turf, it’s become a wonder what their hit banger would sound like. No stressing, it’ll obviously be about a Salewa and her massive ‘baka’ but I’d love to hear it still.

And finally, I would be smoking skunk if I didn’t list these two…

8. Davido x Wizkid

This is pretty much the biggest and most anticipated collaboration of the Nigerian music industry. I dare say! Some of us even live for things as such to happen. I also think all the parties involved have come into knowledge of the blossoming effect of it’s happenstance, which further explains why they’ve let us remain in limbo land. Having said, Wizkid and Davido can either continue to form like they’re cool with beholding the presence of each other or they could just get in a studio booth and literally give themselves an acid bath with all the hydrochloride stored in the barrels of their hearts. Now, that’s something I wouldn’t mind living for!

Oya, as is our tradition, you guys should tell me those collabos you’ve dreamed of that you know will totally rock. Who’s going first?

Written by Jim Donnett

Views expressed are solely that of author and does not represent views of www.omojuwa.com nor its associates

Gbesere, Fans Mi, Bobo Amongst Others Banned By NBC

The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation has banned some songs by both Nigerian and International artists. They demanded that media organisations do not play these songs for the following reasons; Videos depicting violence, Vulgar lyrics and the promotion of an ostentatious lifestyle and indecent exposure among others.

Phyno, Davido, Olamide, Wizkid, Iyanya, Nicki Minaj are among some of the artist that are affected.


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I Did Most Of The Work In The EME Album – Skales Reveals

 Its no news that Skales and Wizkid had a huge social media fight over somethings the former said…Skales had alleged he wrote most of Wizkid’s hit songs,he also said Wizkid was avoiding a
collaboration with him..
Now,Skales has moved on to a new record label but tells whoever cares to know,he wasn’t unproductive during his time at Banky W’ led EME records..In a new interview with RubbingMinds today,Skales opened up some more on his deal at EME and how he did most of the work on EME’s Joint album..

Wizkid Signs N100m Endorsement Deal With Glo, Dumps MTN

Nigerian top act, Wizkid has officially ported to telecommunications company; Globacom, for a brand endorsement deal worth over N100m, dumping it’s rival company, MTN where he was formerly a brand ambassador.


Wizkid, who will be 25 in a couple of weeks, confirmed that he is now a Glo Ambassador by taking to Instagram to share photos of the new brand.

See another photo after the cut…


Wizkid/ Skales: Banky W Say Something, Your Children Are Fighting…

The part 2 of Wizkid’s fight with Skales continues as they engage in harsh curse words against each other. They are even accusing each other of stealing songs and beats.

Skales called Wizkid a pretender, while Wizkid called him fake; wearing fake blings and a beggar. See the tweets for yourselves:

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Wizkid Addresses Saeon’s Issue; I Gave Her 10% Discount He Says

Music artiste, Wizkid Balogun, has been under heavy criticism recently by some colleagues in the same hustle.

His former Producer, Samklef had recently criticized him , saying that fame has gotten into his head, making him to forget his roots.

Similarly, Wizkid has received yet another ‘knock’ from a rising star, Saeon, who alleged that she paid him the sum of N1.5million for a feature and he couldn’t even give her a shout out.

While speaking to the press on Tuesday, Wizkid tried to address the issue.

When asked about Saeon, Wizkid said, “It was strictly work. When did we even start talking that we should be friends like that? She came to me, no not me directly, to my Manager and asked for a collabo. Normally, I don’t charge my friends but she came with some cash and I gladly obliged. I even gave her 10 percent discount. That is a very generous move, because it took her a month to get my attention. After that, it’s back to our separate lives. We are not friends.”

When also asked about the issue with Samklef, Wizkid insisted on his earlier tweet saying the Producer was a brother to him “He came to my house two weeks ago. My house is a party house for Guys and Sam was in my house. So i don’t know where all this came from,” he said.

HENNESSEY TASK! 2 Face & Wizkid in the Studio, 2014 Jam Been Prepared

The duo were spotted hanging out in Lagos on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in preparation for a collaboration expected to make its debut with the 2014 Hennessy artistry campaign.

2FACEIt is the first ever collaboration between the two, who belong to different generations but have continued to stretch themselves for their fans. The collaboration is believed to be one of the most expected and talked about duets in recent time due to the vast influence of both in the Nigerian music industry.

Sources disclosed that Wizkid is excited about the opportunity afforded him by Hennessy as he has taken to his Instagram account to promote the collaboration.

‘Legendary! Hennessy!’ he wrote as caption to a picture of himself and 2face  today.

Earlier he had written, ‘This year’s Hennessy Artistry is going to be massive and I am really privileged to be working with legend, 2Face Idibia… I can’t wait to get into the studio with him!!! Watch this space!’

Wizkid Gives Back to Society

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“Food nd wheelchairs for the less privileged. This won’t do nothing for them but I pray God keeps ND protects everyone! God has a special plan. Make someone smile today! bless!”

The above quote was captioned by Star Boy Boss, Wizkid, who shared on Instagram, a picture of himself donating food and wheelchairs to the less privileged.

He did this in Benin republic after a concert and also decided to show love by giving in to charity work.