FLAUNT IT SINCE YOU GOT IT

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Its quite alarming the extent at which this virus has spread in the Nigerian entertainment industry,the music industry to be precise. I guess gone are the days when artist struggle in the music industry to make good music, all we see today are artists struggling in the music industry for the sole aim of materialistic acquirement. these days, even the so called “upcoming artist” or new artists as most of them would rather be called go about social media displaying material possessions which of course get you wondering if they actually own it, but then you stop and wonder how they came about it.Gone are the days most artists would prefer the lowkey kind of life but the new trend portrayed these days is flaunt it so far you got it and once they do, the social media is there to help them advertise it, with the help of tv shows, blogs, social websites the news is bound to spread. Just quick questions to everyone who helps in promoting such

  1. Have you sat down to think of the effects on the minds reading it, those stuggling day in day out to make ends meet, youths struggling to make ends meet, or the young minds out there reading your various posts? how does this “motivate” them
  2. Before you advertise the newly acquired car, mansions, endorsement deals, have you properly investigated?
  3. Have you stopped to wonder why the various multimillionaires, business tycoons and music legends who actually control these wealth hardly show off?
  4. Before you advertise on behalf of these artists, have you questioned the source of such an artist’s wealth?

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These days, you find Nigerian celebrities who earn peanuts (compared to their foreign counterparts) making more noise about what they have. Here are some questions for you before you decide to show off next time.

  1. what impact and impression do you hope to make on upcoming artists? Encouraging them to make good music? or simply advising them to go into music for money even if they have to do illegal business???
  2. Ever thought of humble musical acts such as Dare-art Alade, Mr BankyW, Don jazzy, 2face, Olamide, Iceprince, Mi etc and how their humility has kept them relevant in the music industry both home and away despite the test of time?
  3. Should oppressing you fan base be the proper  “thank you” or so called “motivation” they get?

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Funny thing is, most artists involved in this forget so soon the struggle and humility they put up before their acclaimed stardom. We have heard stories of some of them sleeping in studios, kneeling before music producers and hustling hard just to get signed by a record label.My advise to both celebrities engaging in this act is to focus more on their career and put aside cheap show off. Popularity and domination fades off eventually and when it does all you have left are the brilliant works left behind.Wealth might keep you in the industry for a while, even your talent might but it takes more than the two to stay relevant in any entertainment industry.

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If you like d’prince OYO single cover you’d love this

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if he was 

a beggar- freshest beggar I’ve ever seen

homeless-nice foot wares! U can walk ur way out.

refugee-the pic is too fresh to be looking for aid…if I was UNICEF I’d send you our bank account

Ok I’ve run out of ‘if’s’ you can help me get more it’s on twitter #OYOif’s…anyways I love the photo…twitt chicks would have started pic mixing it with theirs maybe the Ghana must go untop their heads if it was K.bello, ok they’ll love it tho, the song?… BIGUPs MAVIN

 

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Gospel Singer Kefee Is Dead

Award-winning gospel singer, Kefee Don Momoh, has died.
She passed on in the early hours of today, after being in coma for weeks in an undisclosed American hospital.
It had earlier been reported that she went into a coma, after collapsing on a 14-hour flight on her way to Chicago for an event about a two weeks ago. A close family source revealed she was diagnosed of having pre-eclampsia – pregnancy induced high blood pressure.
More details later.

Full List of Winners at 2014 MTV MAMA Award

Nigerians dominated and reigned supreme at the MTV Africa Music Awards last night with Davido, Tiwa, Flavour, Clarence Peters winning in their various categories..
The wtf moment of the night was when Host Marlon Wyanas called Dr Sid’s Agbada outfit a ‘trash bag’..Many Nigerians didn’t find it funny…
Find below the List of Winners at 2014 MTV MAMA Award
MUSIC CATEGORIES
Best Male:
Davido (Nigeria)
Best Female
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Best Group:
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Best New Act
Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Best Live Act:
Flavour (Nigeria)
Best Collaboration:
Uhuru feat DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor, Yuri Da Cunha – ‘Y-tjukutja’ (South Africa/Angola)
Artist of the Year:
Davido (Nigeria)
Song of the Year:
Mafikizolo feat Uhuru ‘Khona’ (South Africa)
Best Hip Hop:
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Best Pop:
Goldfish (South Africa)
Best Alternative:
Gangs of Ballet (South Africa)
Best Francophone:
Toofan (Togo)
Best Lusophone:
Anselmo Ralph (Angola)
NON MUSIC CATEGORIES
Personality of the Year:
Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya)
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Clarence Peters (Nigeria)

What Makes A Hit/ How Can My Song Be A Hit ?

The music industry is fast-paced, fickle, and ultracompetitive. Musical tastes change, hits grow stale, and new tastes and technologies supersede the old. Promoters “are always looking for the hottest new sound”, says social-media expert Kelli S. Burns. But turning that “sound” into a hit is not easy. “A lot of kids dream of becoming recording stars… but it’s often a long, tough road between the dream and the recording contract.” says an industry guidebook,-See the box “Changes inthe Music Industry.” On Page 6.
PUTTING WORDS INTO MUSIC
Songwriter (1) aim to write lyrics that touch people’s emotions-that resonate with their hopes, dreams, and deepest feelings. What is the most popular theme? You guessed it-love. Songwriters also try to create melodies with a hook, a catchy musical phrase that grabs the listener’s attentionand lingers in the mind.
Next, the songwriter usually makes a pilot recording, or demo, of the song. If the recordingcompany executives think that the song is marketable, they may offer the artiste a recording contract (2). But if they have reservations about the singer (perhaps he or she is not well-known), they may buy the song for an established artiste to perform.
INTO THE STUDIO
To oversee the recording process (3), record companies usually hire an experienced producer. He approves the song and style. He also hires and supervises the recording studio, music arrangers, copyists, musicians, backup vocalists, recording engineers, and equipment needed to produce a professional and salable product.
Most recordings are assembled step-by-step, often beginning with drums, guitar, bass, and keyboard. Later, lead vocals, harmonies, instrumental solos, and any special sound effects are added and mixed to produce a master digital recording (4).
MARKETING
To promote their products, record companies often produce music videos (5). These three- to five -minute films may provide some of the excitement of a live show and give artistes media exposure. They may also generate significant income in their own right.
Recording artistes consistently sell more albums in areas where they give live performances (6). So they often promote a new album by going on tour and putting on concerts. Most artistes also create a personal website (7) complete with music samples, photos, videos, personal blog, and news of upcoming concerts, as well as links to fan clubs, pages and, most important, to online music stores.
The most important is who determines if a song will be a hit? Ultimately, it is you-the listener. On what basis, then, do you choose your music? Is it just the sound or the artist, or do values also influence your choices? These are important questions, for music has power and can influence us on the deepest levels.

Jesse Alordiah’s Fans Lash Cynthia Morgan on twitter

Early this morning around 1am or so, twitter turned into a battle field for Cynthia Morgan and Jesse Alordiah, Eva Alordiah’s younger brother, Jesse’s fans took to twitter to lash Cynthia with their words saying all sorts, that she bleached her face along with her brain, that she can’t spell, that her music is wack, the only people we say on Cynthia’s side were not supporters but sympathisers who were moved out of pity considering that the words being used on her were harsh, but from my observation, Cynthia was at fault for insulting Jesse’s mother in a sarcastic way, Jesse only said that Cynthia wasn’t fine, and she went ahead to ask if his mum was finer, that was when Jesse’s fans decided to step in. So what do you guys think, who is at fault? Leave your comment.

ON TOP YOUR MATTER-VIDEO REVIEW

The song on top your matter by Nigerian hit-maker Ayodeji ‘’Wizkid’’ Balogun which has been making waves in the Nigerian music populace is one which was on the lips of every average Nigerian. The video which is the latest of the singers’ collection of videos was directed by one of Nigerians best; Sesan.

Well this post is not about Wizkid or Sesan it’s about my candid view on the video, hearing views from friends and facebookers and tweeps and it has been satisfactory… some do love and most do hate.

Here is mine

Well I have no right to put this video on a scale because I am not the populace, I am just one blogger.

But if I was to rate it, it would get a round figure of 30%! Harsh should be the word you would say but here are my reasons;

  1. The Girlfriends Wave

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Please help me look at this scenario, your boyfriend comes out of his crib and all you could is to wave “hi” to him and then go sit down like he is that normal dude you see each day you pass his porch, even if they hugged later on (the Christian brotherly Sisterly kind of hug) I still think this is a bad idea. I think the idea painted is like a friendship thing which isn’t supposed to be…WHOSEWITH ME?!

  1. The Unnecessary Video Model

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This one model that could be seen dancing from the veranda to the strolling scene would have changed the idea of the whole song if the “fake” wedding scene didn’t salvage it. Correct me if I am wrong but the idea I see behind the audio is like a love story and not a type of song that would have sponsored this kind of act. If I saw this in Flavour’s ada ada then am not sure the video would have gone as far as last year took it to.

 

  1. The Bicycle stunts man

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Hmmm… Can you all see this bicycle stunts man at totally different scenes of the video? He was first seen when both couples were chilling in front of Wizkid’s house before his scene of bicycle stunting was introduced. Wizkid hasn’t changed clothes then! I would say it was an overlooked or should I use the word allowed mistake, dying to hear what you all think.

 

 

  1. The Brides Deceased Parents Picture 

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Come on! I have two theories to this picture 1.Photoshop 2.Wood covered Ipad or tab.

Because think of it peeps the picture is too blank to be real, who will want to create a picture of their dead parents and would balm it all up with wood or something like that and would plainly write in loving memory in black bold letters. Even if she had a fight with them before they died she wouldn’t do that, and I presume girls are stylish…sorry she is stylish from the looks of her wedding gown and her jimmy choo, you wouldn’t think this could be her choice frame for her deceased parents!. And again for both parents to die at the same time that must be an airplane accident because death of both parents isn’t that rampant at this part of the world, but airplane crashes are!

 

  1. The Wedding Scenes

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A wedding without an officiating minister…wow…

From what I see here I think the wedding is a Christian marriage taking from her gown and bouquet, even if it was a court marriage or Islam or even Hindu marriage there would have been an officiating minister, that’s why I called it a fake wedding earlier. I don’t know why they now had Chinese suspended lamps, maybe trying to mourn the girls’ deceased parents, I think the lamps were thought to be romantic but everything in this life serves a purpose. Please tell me which kind of wedding this is, I am dying to know.

And according to what I see I think Wizkid was his best man, his babe would have been her chief brides maid, she dressed in a white gown too like it was going to be a double marriage without a pastor, that would’ve been a marriage felony! But she could be seen sitting in the front row to fill up space, coming up soon in 5,4,3,2,1…

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You all did countdown for this…his girlfriend is the 8th person in the front row… try pausing it on your various phones or on YouTube…

This wedding has an attendance of eight persons only, So Fake! Maybe other attendees are hiding behind the camera. The spotlight is kind of too bright for their snug faces… Though some people prefer to have some kind of private wedding stuff only friends and family, but they don’t still omit officiating ministers.

OKAY NOW FROM THE CHURCH LET’S ALL DRIVE DOWN TO THE RECEPTION…

 

6. Reception Attendance

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I can’t complain much in this reception than what I said in the churches excuse of a wedding, this time the other 5 people in the church decided to join those behind the camera, I think the behind the scenes of this video will have more smiling and dancing people than what I streamed.

The great man behind the audio del’b was in this scene facing the camera but looking away, I would have done the same if I was invited to a reception of wine glass cups on tables without wines. Ooh and you guys should help me count the different scenes of Mr del’b sitting and standing up I lost count, if that was in real time then that great man didn’t only contribute to the audio immensely!

AND THE LAST OF MY DEDUCTION THAT UNFORTUNATELY IS NOT THE LEAST…

 

7. Wizkid’s Shoe…or Should I Say Footwear.

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You know I showed a couple of my friends this picture and I asked this question, please which type of footwear is this? I got the same answer from all of them…HIGH-TOPS!

I am not inclined to fashion; neither are the “conurbations” of my friend base. But if you are out there and you know that this is not one of the trendy HIGHTOPS all around the world please contact us, I will like to hear a different view. So I go with high-tops, the brand… I cannot tell!

So how compatible is it for a being living under the same earth as various fashion designers worldwide wear a designer suit with black tie then black shiny high-tops. During a video, I think some sets of people take care of their wardrobe those are the sets of people that needs a free scholarship training program to maybe Mozambique or Uganda to learn fashion designing for dummies vol1.   This isn’t lovely believe me!

WATCH THE VIDEO BY JUST CLICKING  on top your matter ANYWHERE YOU SEE IT IN THIS POST!!

 

So there you have it my candid view on the on top your matter video, to MR.Sesan; big ups for making this video a reality and to Wizkid; big ups for bringing another hit.

I am a fan of what works that’s why I criticize. To all various artistes out there keep your head in the game cause the day your heads out, I’d love to broadcast the breaking news…#WINKS

 

 

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