Thursday, 31 October 2013

NEW MUSIC : Sheyman [ @sheymanmusic ] - Oluwa Wa [prod by Sean Keyzy ]

Despite the fact that his last single, Paper Remix is still
one of the top songs ruling the airwaves, talented singer
cum producer, Sheyman is back with another club
banger, 'Oluwa Wa'
The new jam, Oluwa Wa is another exceptional song
from Sheyman with great hook and a simple sing along
chorus line. It appears he has mastered the act of
creating exceptional club bangers. Without mincing
words, no party will be complete without 'Oluwa Wa' in
the next couple of weeks. The producer of the song,
Sean Keyzy also made a convincing impression of his
talent with the production of this great jam.
Sheyman is signed on to Phatbase Entertainment and
managed by Klick Promotions. You can follow on twitter
@sheymanmusic and @klickpromotions



DOWNLOAD LINK: http://tinyurl.com/nfe99p5

For Hypes and Online Promo:


Ff : @Dj_roszay


BBM: 21D0760B


Email: [email protected]

NEW MUSIC : Reminisce - Eleniyan Ft. Wizkid[Prod. By Sarz]

This is the Last Official Single off the Album " ALAGA IBILE" and he features StarBoy WIZZY on this one…Listen and Enjoy
Reminisce aka Alaga Ibile, teams up with Star boy Wizkid to record a banger, produced by Sarz. This one is titled "Eleniyan".
Reminisce's sophomore is due in a couple of days, November 15 2013, just incase you haven't heard, and
this right here is the second official single off the project.
Reminisce goes in on the beat in a way we know him for,
witty lines, alaga flows in street lingua. With wizkid on the
hook, gives the song a sweet melody. This joint potrays
both artistes as street credible.
Listen up, feel this joint from the two Eleniyan, se oti ye
yin? Awon eleyi l'eruku leyin won



DOWNLOAD LINK : http://tinyurl.com/pagffvk


For Hypes and online promo!

BBM: 21D0760B

Twitter: @dj_roszay


Email: [email protected]

NEW MUSIC : Kcee - PullOver Remix Ft. Don Jazzy & Wizkid

Off The Debut Album''Take
Over'' which is set to officially drops to you .. we present the dopest collabo of the year
''pullover Remix'' with Don Jazzy blessing the joint!!!!!!!
PLEASE DONT FORGET TO GET YOUR COPY WHEN
THE ALBUM DROPS!!!!


DOWNLOAD LINK: http://tinyurl.com/qcdrp3q

NEWS: CHECK out KCEE ‘TAKE OVER’ ALBUM ART COVERS, FEATURING D’BANJ, DON JAZZY AND MORE + VIEW FULL TRACKLIST.

With Limpopo Master, Kcee's debut album "Take Over"
Officially drops today (01-11-13), here's an exclusive look
at the official artwork and tracklisting. The album features
D'Banj, Don Jazzy, Davido, Wizkid, Timaya, Phyno,
Flavour, Mr Songs and Skitti.
This album is a must have, go and have it now!!!!

See Front and Back Art Covers
Full Tracklist
1 Hustle Your Way
2 Ogadimna
3 Hakuna Matata
4 Pull Over ft. Wizkid
5 Do It ft. Timaya
6 Adaugo ft. Mr Songz
7 Skit by Ajebo
8 Limpopo
9 Ogaranya ft. Davido
10 Totori ft. Mr Songz
11. Emmah ft. D'banj
12. Had it Being I Know
13. Ifeneme
14. Okoso
15.Chineke Di mma
16. Ajibole ft. Skiibii
17. Vitamin C ft. Phyno
18. Pull Over (Remix) ft. Don Jazzy & Wizkid
19. Give it to Me ft. Flavour

Photo: BBA 2013 winner Dilish Mathews Strikes A Killer Pose With Boyfriend

Dillish shared this picture of herself and boyfriend Steve
two days ago on her Instagram page with the caption:
5 days away from u feels like eternity. 'oh Romeo how art
thou'?

NEWS: Check out Iyanya’s X-Rated Birthday Cake +18 [photos]

Kukere crooner 'Iyanya' received an audacious birth-
cake crafted by Cakes by Tosan. The cake was inspired
by Mr. Mbuk's image and his hit-single 'Ur Waist'.
Who wants a bite?! + Happy Birthday from Here...wishing him LLNP!!! Between who is d Mysterious Lady beside him on dat cake???

NEWS: OJB Jezreel Successfully Completes Kidney Transplant Surgery In India! Releases Statement

Glory be to God producer OJB Jezreel has a new lease
on life! He has just been discharged from the Columbia
Asia Hospital in India following a successful kidney
transplant operation.
The producer has been in India for over a month now
following donations from well meaning Nigerians,
entertainers like P-Square, Don Jazzy, Iyanya & his
manager Ubi Franklin
, he also enjoyed a generous $100,000 largesse from
Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi
.
The producer released a statement yesterday thanking
fans & everyone who have supported him through his
ailment.
Read it after the break
Dear fellow Nigerians,
Greetings from far away India! I am sure this note
from me will catch you with a little surprise.
I have been reading a lot of news about ME being
published on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and
different Blogs by my good friends. I thought I must
take out a quick moment and let you know that I am
officially discharged today from the hospital, after a
successful Kidney Transplantation Surgery, by God's
Grace.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all
Nigerians for your prayers and good wishes, without
which all this would not have been possible. I also
take this opportunity to thank my friends, fans and
family for all the love, prayers and good wishes for a
speedy Recovery!!
Be home with you soon. Thank you once again
sincerely,
Your very own OJB Jezreel.

NEWS: Olamide – Baddest Guy Eva Liveth (Album Artwork + Tracklist)

Olamide aka YBNL's general 3rd album
(Baddest Guy Eva Liveth) due on 07-11-13, the Baddo
himself took to his instagram page to unveil the tracklist.
The album got features from Ice Prince, Endia, Phyno,
Bez e.t.c. Check it out below.

Tracklist
1. Olamide ft Do-2d-tun – Intro
2. Olamide – Esu Pofo
3. Olamide ft Pheelz & Buckwyla – Rep Adugbo
4. Olamide – Anifowose
5. Olamide ft Pele Pele – Skamma
6. Olamide – Eleda Mi
7. Olamide – Baddo love
8. Olamide – Position Yourself
9. Olamide ft Ketchup – Skit
10. Olamide – Gbadun Arawa
11. Olamide ft Ice Prince, Pepenazi & Endia – Motivation
12. Olamide ft Viktoh – Church
13. Olamide – Sitting On The Throne
14. Olamide ft B. banks – Me Emu
15. Olamide – Turn Up
16. Olamide – King Shii
17. Olamide – Durosoke
18. Olamide ft Phyno – Dope Money
19. Olamide – Yemi My Lover
20. Olamide – Rayban Abacha
21. Olamide ft Bez – Higher

NEWS: Win $2000 & Etisalat Sim Card with Airtime worth N20,000 In Terry G's "Run Mad Dance Competition"

Are you a bold and daring dancer? Do you have what it
takes to thrill Terry G aka the akpako master? If your
answer is yes, then keep reading…
Terry G aka the Akpako Master presents this eye
popping opportunity for all the good dancers out there to
dance to his hit track Run Mad which has globally taken
over the air waves.
Here is how to get started. Play and dance to the track
Run Mad and upload onto YouTube.
The winner of the competition will be rewarded with
Benefits:
· You stand the chance to win $2000
· Easy Cliq etisalat line with #20000 worth of airtime
Get your dancing shoes and camera ready and beat
thousands of other contestants waiting to scoop the
prize.
You can only run run run, run run run pass Terry G when
you run mad


DOWNLOAD VIDEO: http://tinyurl.com/lz62sl4

VIDEO : Kcee - Pull Over Ft. Wizkid

Directed by Clarence Peters and Cameo appearances from Aki, PawPaw,
Dauda, Saka, Harrysong etc. Kcee finally drops the Official Video for His Hit single PULL over feeat Starboy Wizzy "Wizkid"
If I Tell you a SECRET would you believe me?
Would you believe if I tell you D'Banj , Don Jazzy,
Wizkid, Flavour and David are all featured in KCee's
TAKE OVER Album?
To confirm my claims, kindly wait till Friday November
1st. Walk into any store. Ask to purchase TAKE OVER
by KCEE. Play the CD and if you get to hear D'Banj and
Don Jazzy on it, tell a friend what you just discovered.
When KCee labelled his Album, TAKE OVER, he didn't
just mean it as an Album-title, he meant it as a an intent,
a plan to stay on top the ladder of the Music Industry and
lock down his prime position.

DOWNLOAD VIDEO : http://tinyurl.com/nrbgbvd

VIDEO : Kcee - Pull Over Ft. Wizkid

Directed by Clarence Peters and Cameo appearances from Aki, PawPaw,
Dauda, Saka, Harrysong etc. Kcee finally drops the Official Video for His Hit single PULL over feeat Starboy Wizzy "Wizkid"
If I Tell you a SECRET would you believe me?
Would you believe if I tell you D'Banj , Don Jazzy,
Wizkid, Flavour and David are all featured in KCee's
TAKE OVER Album?
To confirm my claims, kindly wait till Friday November
1st. Walk into any store. Ask to purchase TAKE OVER
by KCEE. Play the CD and if you get to hear D'Banj and
Don Jazzy on it, tell a friend what you just discovered.
When KCee labelled his Album, TAKE OVER, he didn't
just mean it as an Album-title, he meant it as a an intent,
a plan to stay on top the ladder of the Music Industry and
lock down his prime position.

DOWNLOAD VIDEO : http://tinyurl.com/nrbgbvd

VIDEO : Kcee - Pull Over Ft. Wizkid

Directed by Clarence Peters and Cameo appearances from Aki, PawPaw,
Dauda, Saka, Harrysong etc. Kcee finally drops the Official Video for His Hit single PULL over feeat Starboy Wizzy "Wizkid"
If I Tell you a SECRET would you believe me?
Would you believe if I tell you D'Banj , Don Jazzy,
Wizkid, Flavour and David are all featured in KCee's
TAKE OVER Album?
To confirm my claims, kindly wait till Friday November
1st. Walk into any store. Ask to purchase TAKE OVER
by KCEE. Play the CD and if you get to hear D'Banj and
Don Jazzy on it, tell a friend what you just discovered.
When KCee labelled his Album, TAKE OVER, he didn't
just mean it as an Album-title, he meant it as a an intent,
a plan to stay on top the ladder of the Music Industry and
lock down his prime position.

DOWNLOAD VIDEO : http://tinyurl.com/o8zjxal

MUSIC : Sean Tizzle @iam_seantizzle - Komole

Its D'Tunes Act Again ...The Sho lee Crooner ''Sean
Tizzle'' is not dulling as here returns with a Fresh New
Tune Titled "KOMOLE".Produced By the Super duper
Producer ''D'Tunes''...Listen and share your thought!!!


DOWNLOAD :http://tinyurl.com/kpvdz6j

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

EVENT: OGA MADAM ON STAGE(Season 2)!

WOW! An evening of music and comedy. Happening Live NoV 3 @ THE MUSON CENTRE (shell hall) Onikan, Lagos.
Featuring your favourite artistes; Olamide, Yaw, Sean- Tizzle, Bovi, Vector, Lepacious Bose, Darey, Koffi, Elenu, Solid Star, Funny bone Waje, Akpororo, Wizboyy Ata-wewe(fuji star), e.t.c
Tickets: Reg -N3000, VIP -N10,000, Table for 8-N300,000.
Hurry Now and get your ticket @ any Sweet sensation branch, any Silverbird cinema, any Ozone cinema, any Genesis deluxe Cinema.

For Ticket Bookings or Enquiries: 08055556525, 08146874075 or Book online: www.ariiyatickets.com

Powered by. Apple and Ozone cosmetics + Diamond Extra

Let's catch some fun!

NEWS: Banky W’s Shoots the Video for Jasi In London + Behind the scenes [photos] Directed By “Sesan”

Banky W has teamed up with Sesan Ogunro for the
filming of his new music video titled 'Jasi'.
The video was shot last weekend in the UK and features
a solo cameo from rapper Lynxxx.

NEWS: Mike Adenuga(GCON) of GLOBACOM Has Been Named the Chairman of the Day For Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo's Wedding!! + May D also to be one of the Grooms Men!!

The Chairman of Globacom Plc, Mike Adenuga will be
gracing the wedding of Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo
November 17th, 2013 as the chairman of the day!!.
Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st and Helen Paul will be
anchoring the event.
May D is also said to be one of his grooms men.
Congrats to the Couples Once Again!!

NEWS: [HOT GIST] How Iyanya successfully made N130million In Endorsement Deals

The music business is probably one of the most
interesting yet difficult businesses in the world and for
Iyanya, it's been one great ride with the prospect of many
good things to come.

Deals - Amount
MTN - N40million
Zinox - N56million
Solo Mobile- N35million

Three weeks ago, the singer closed a deal reportedly
worth N35 million with mobile phone manufacturing
company, SOLO Mobile. According to his publicist,
Wildflower PR, the deal was iced with a brand new 2014
Prado SUV.
The pop singer Iyanya Mbuk has amassed over N130 million
in endorsements deals in 2013 alone. Since his highly
successful 2012 monster hit single 'Kukere', it has been
one hit after another, one award after another and one
endorsement contract after another for the once
impoverished singer.

In the last one year and half, Iyanya has proven that he
can be a hit maker disappointing the initial doubts that
critics had raised about him when his 2009 debut album
'My Story' flopped. Certainly, Iyanya took the lesson of
that album and transformed himself into one of the most
sought after Nigerian artistes today placing him on the
pedestal where corporate organisations would jostle to
do business with him.
Earlier in May, the 27 year old singer was lucky enough
to have been included in MTN's swoop of some of the
major players in the music industry, becoming one of the
company's highest paid brand ambassadors in a N40
million deal.
It sure didn't end there. When Zinox Technologies
Limited, manufacturer of Nigeria's first internationally
certified branded computers was looking for a face to
represent its brand, guess who quickly came to mind?
None other than the rave of the moment, Iyanya. The
Leo Stan-Ekeh owned tech-company put pen to paper,
inked a deal and made Iyanya N56milion richer,
according to those familiar with the details of the deal.
These endorsement deals have gone on to show the
relevance Iyanya has in today's music scene. Apart from
the occasional engagements, the pop star will begin to
appear on billboards and TV commercials preaching the
gospel of these brands. From all indications, Iyanya, a
Business Management graduate of the University of
Calabar and winer of the inaugural MTN Project Fame
West Africa, has had quite an awesome 2013.
Speaking to NET, Iyanya's partner Ubi Franklin attributes
his success and that of the label to God and hardwork.
'All thanks and Glory to God because we are actually
living out our dream. We are where we are today
because of hardwork and passion for what we do.'
On why Iyanya seems to be a choice for these brands,
Franklin says 'I guess they all see the potential in Iyanya.
They have seen that Iyanya as a brand can do a lot to
promote their own brands. He is one of the hardest
working artistes I know and he has worked hard to
deserve everything he has earned.'
In less than one year, Iyanya has upgraded his garage
with about three exotic cars. Franklin has done the same
too, and three months ago, the team acquired a jeep for
their artiste and protégé, Nigerian US returnee and
singer, Emma Nyra.

MUSIC: Ludu - No Be Lie (Prod. Shizzi)

Ludu first entered the NJO radar sometime around
2010/2011 as a close associate of Hip-Hop producer
Laylow, but has been relatively silent ever since. He
returns with a new single tagged "No Be Lie". Decent
pop tune that needs a good video to aid the push. Download link below... Produced by Shizzi


[DOWNLOAD] LINK: http://tinyurl.com/oxbm7nd

PHOTO: Tuface Idibia strikes a Pose With T-Pain @ T-Pain’s House In ATLanta

Could it be that they both wanna shoot the Video for My Rainbow remix??? Am jst saying

VIDEO: DJ Neptune ft Yung6ix – Open Letter (viral Video)

DJ Neptune presents the visuals to his previously
released Open Letter record, which features Yung6ix.
Watch out for a few more singles, mixes and videos
before the year runs out. Download, Watch & Enjoy.


DOWNLOAD VIDEO : http://tinyurl.com/npo9s8f

NEW MUSIC: Ice Prince ft Wale & Morell – Tipsy (Prod by chopstix)

Here is Tipsy by Ice Prince
featuring Wale of MMG and Morell. Produced by
Chopstix. Download, Listen and Share.

DOWNLOAD LINK: http://tinyurl.com/mejxz9z

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

FASHION: Saeon is GTB Fashion & Design Week’s Best Dressed female on the Red Carpet

Beyond the event, Lagos Fashion and Design Week is a
platform that has succeeded in repositioning fashion as a
useful tool for commerce and creativity in Nigeria,
beyond the traditional glitz and glamour associated with
it. Seeing at its a fashion inspired event we decided to
pick the best dressed for the night as well as grant them
an interview. Our pick tonight was Saeon. Nigerian
singer & singer writer Saeon graced the red carpet at the
finale of the GTB Fashion & Design week in a dashing
black number which reveals and at the same time leave
a lot to the imagination.
Guaranty Trust Bank Lagos Fashion and Design Week
(GTBank LFDW) is a multi day fashion event platform
that aims to drive the Nigerian fashion industry and lift its
profile by bringing together buyers, consumers and the
media to view the current collections of designers in the
fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria. Congrats to Saeon

EVENT :Bang and Kosher presents “Mente de Moda” ,a fashion,music and art exhibition | 3rd Nov 2013

ARE YOU A SMALL NIGERIAN FASHION BASED
BUSINESS LOOKING TO EXPERIMENT WITH
PHYSICAL RETAIL, TEST THE MARKET AND GAIN
FACE-TO-FACE CUSTOMER FEEDBACK?
Mente de Moda was created to give new brands a rare
opportunity to get their products onto the fashion High
Street. Back for the 3rd edition in 2013 Bang and Kosher
are proud to present to you "Mente de Moda" , a fashion
and art exhibition/mini market event to be held on the 3rd
of November at Ntyce Victoria Island Lagos.
Our main goal is to expose young designers , fashion
entrepreneurs , digital/traditional artist and fashion/art
lovers alike using live retail as an effective tool. This
edition will feature the usual mouth watering bites for our
shoppers who enjoy snacking and picking out fresh
African pieces and spoken word sets from the finest
poets in the city.
To be part of this event as a vendor please call
08188537906 or 08090631449
Expect an environment not just for buying and selling,
but for networking among the best fashion and art minds
lagos has to offer, time is 2pm for more information
please email us at [email protected] also feel
free to follow us on twitter @bangkosher our tumblr page
www.bang-kosher.tumblr.comand our facebook page
www.facebook.com/mentedemoda

NEW MUSIC: ICEPRINCE – N WORD {PROD. BY DON JAZZY}

Here is another Joint from iceprince's new album,FOZ which has been trending since it dropped yesterday, the song is called N word…one of my
favorite tracks on the album. He jumped on a Don
Jazzy beat and murdered it!!! Check it out!!



DOWNLOAD LINK: http://tinyurl.com/qc8tkv6

MUSIC : Ice Prince - Komotion Ft. Wizkid + Kpako Ft. M.I & Jesse Jagz

Off his new Album ''Fire Of Zamani'' that Dropped today, Here
Kpako Featuring. M.I & Jesse Jagz + Komotion
Featuring Wizkid..Listen and share your thought!!! And don't forget to go and get your own copy of the Album


DOWNLOA Komotion Ft. Wizkid

http://tinyurl.com/kkpb8lr



DOWNLOAD Kpako Ft. M.I & Jesse Jagz

http://tinyurl.com/nfzvppr

VIDEO: Wande Coal – Rotate Official Video [Directed by Sesan]

All ma La_la_ladies... The wait is Over cos Black diamond has finally dropped the video for his Hit Single "Rotate" which was produced by The Don, Don Jazzy himself... Video was shot in London and Directed by Sesan Ogunro.
Check it Out below and drop your comments


DOWNLOAD LINK: http://tinyurl.com/q5ll55h

EVENT: LoudNProudLive Series presents: CAPITAL DREAMS / ‘CRISPY FRESH’ With CHIDINMA,iLLbLISS,SUSPECT,PUCADO

LoudNProudLive Series presents: CAPITAL DREAMS /
'CRISPY FRESH' With CHIDINMA,iLLbLISS,THA
SUSPECT,Saeon,Jade Rose,PUCADO & KAMAR
Date: Thursday 31st October
Venue: 284 LOUNGE, Ajose Adeogun, Zenith
Roundabout, Victoria Island ( Next to Chicken Republic)
HEADLINE:
*CHIDINMA aka Ms Kedike
*iLLbLISS
*THA SUSPECT
++ LoudNProudLive 'Crispy fresh' acts:
*JADE ROSE
*SAEON
*PUCADO & KAMAR*
+++ Popular GOLDEN BREAK THROUGH (GBT)
Auditions returns: 10 contestants :1 Winner selected
from an industry panel of judges headed by OLISA
ADIBUA (The Beat 99.9FM)
Other Judges include:
*OMALICHA (Rhythm 93.7 FM)
*ZED-EYE (Stylist to the stars)
*MARK REDGUARD (Chief Marketing Officer:SPINLET)
*HAUWA MUKAN (Media journalist/Designer)
Catch GBT Winner (Sept) K.BROUILLETTE perform (full
band)…It could be you!!
To enter, send your music (mp3) + details:
[email protected]
HOSTS: MARIA OKANRENDE (MTV SHUGA) + KOCH
OKOYE ('Morning Rush' The Beat 99.9FM) + EHIZ (MTV
BASE AFRICA).
RED CARPET/START: 6PM
For more details visit: www.loudnproudlive.com Follow @
loudnproudlive on twitter

EVENT: Guinness # ColourfulWorldOfMore campaign ft Wizkid, Psquare, Dbanj, chidinma, DavidO and more

Get ready Nigeria for the Guinness #
ColourfulWorldOfMore campaign. The social media
buzz surrounding the trend #ColourfulWorldOfMore has
finally reached its climax with a colourful concert
designed to wow and thrill Nigerians. A major concert
featuring some of Nigeria's most colourful artists
including P-Square, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Chidinma,
Waje, Olamide, Phyno, Davido, Burna Boy and D-
Banj.
To get tagged in the Guinness #ColourfulWorldOfMore
you have to log on to www.colourfulworldofmore.com,
fill in your details and click submit. You could get a
special invite to an amazing event brought to you by
Guinness. The tickets are so HOT that you only have 3
hours in a day to get your invites. Tagging on the website
opens by 17.59PM [5:59] and closes by 20.59PM [8:59] So log on to
www.colourfulworldofmore.com now and you could be
one of the lucky ones to rep your cool at the colourful
world of more concert.
Date: Sunday 3rd November 2013
Venue: The Eko Convention Centre, Lagos

Monday, 28 October 2013

NEWS: I never had issues with P-Square, I’m even one of Peter’s groomsmen for his wedding- May D speaks out. (Video)

May D sat down with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu of Rubbin'
Minds in an exclusive interview. May D talks about his
music career, how he met P-Square and became friends
with them, how they started working, together, and how
they never had issues as rumored by social media. He
said he is even one of Peter Okoye's groomsmen for his
upcoming wedding and that he would love to work with
Don Jazzy.
Watch and enjoy the videos after the … http://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BZXBfYc3Dc

VIDEO: Wande Coal – Rotate Official Video [Directed by Sesan]

All ma La_la_ladies... The wait is Over cos Black diamond has finally dropped the video for his Hit Single "Rotate" which was produced by The Don, Don Jazzy himself... Video was shot in London and Directed by Sesan Ogunro.
Check it Out below and drop your comments

NEWS: D’banj Bumping And Grinding with a Female Fan On Stage At Felabration (Photos)

If you still don't know, the male individual rocking the girl above
on the ground is no other than 'The Big Fish', D'banj was
in his element at the show and he wasn't scared to show
his fans his talents.

MUSIC : Ice Prince - Komotion Ft. Wizkid + Kpako Ft. M.I & Jesse Jagz

Off his new Album ''Fire Of Zamani'' that Dropped today, Here
Kpako Featuring. M.I & Jesse Jagz + Komotion
Featuring Wizkid..Listen and share your thought!!! And don't forget to go and get your own copy of the Album

PHOTOS: See Photos of MERCY JOHNSON being tied up and DRAGGED in a MUD

Mercy Johnson Okojie is being tied to a pickup truck in
the pictures and dragged in the mud along the road. It's a
movie she is working on and she hopes her husband
doesn't get to see the pictures. Well, if you don't want
your husband to see them, don't post them on social
media. lol

NEWS: ‘I begged to sell CDs in US salons to survive’- Banky W reveals

Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) boss, Olubankole
Wellington popularly known as Banky W, tells his story
of grass to grace in an interview with Josephine
Igbinovia of Vanguard Newspapers.

Although many see the fame and fortune music has
brought to Banky W , it is hard to believe that the the
R&B superstar who is responsible for producing
monster hits and artistes the likes of Wizkid, Niyola,
Skales, once did menial jobs including selling CDs in
Salons while in the United States just to eke out a
living.
Read excerpts from his interview:
Starting small
His appearance bellies his personality and generally
gives the illusion of a young man with a history
devoid of sweat. But no, Banky did not only pay his
due but also mastered certain principles which he
wouldn't forget in haste.
"One of such is to think big but start small", he said.
"Everybody knows me to be the Chief Executive
Officer, CEO, of EME, but what people do not know
is that EME started when I was in my third year in
university in New York. You see, we all dream
dreams, but it is important to think very big and start
where you are because God never gives you
everything but gives you enough to start. At that time,
I knew I wanted to do music, but of course I
understood nobody starts by selling a million CDs or
the big screen!", Banky stated.
Menial jobs
Indeed his tale solidifies his emphasis on little
beginning because to achieve his dream of becoming
a music superstar, Banky had to take up to three jobs
while also in university!
He said: "I worked in fast foods outlets, clothing
stores and as a knife salesman, selling knives from
door to door. That way, I gathered money to pay for
studio recording time. I was recording with a close
friend at that time.
Begging at saloons
"After making that music, we printed a thousand CDs
though we didn't have any fan. I had one battered car
that broke down virtually everywhere, so, we would
print black and white posters, stick them on the sides
of the car, sell from the car's trunk and drive to
salons to do marketing. We would walk to the owners
of the salons, greet politely, and ask them to let us
entertain their customers. Sometimes, some would
kick us out and sometimes some would say yes. If
told yes, after singing for a minute or two, we would
sell our CDs to the customers! That was the
beginning!
"A lot of people see you on stage and see the
success but do not know what you had to go through!
I never had one really big break; it was always two
steps forward and a couple backwards. But I just
decided that I was going to make music work for me.
That was why I moved on to a new salon each time
any salon rejected me! I just kept going because I
believe failure is when you give up. Albert Einstein
said he tried a hundred times to make the light bulb.
When he was asked what kept him going during the
99 times, he said: 'I didn't consider those 99 times as
failure; rather, I considered them 99 ways that it
didn't work!' We went about selling CDs and, on the
days we couldn't sell much, we would sit down and
be broke together. I remember my friend was a
member of a church that usually served food after
service. So, on the days we didn't sell CDs and were
too broke to buy food, we would attend service in that
church so we could pack rice and store in the fridge.
Work, school, music
"At a point, being a student of industrial engineering, I
was working for an engineering company and was
recording as well. I would go to work from 7am till
about 2pm and then go to school till about 8pm, and
then drive two and a half hours to New York City
where the studio that would let us record for less
was, and record until about 2am. I would then drive
two and a half hours back home to be back at work at
7am the following day. One day, I was driving home
from work and was so tired that I fell asleep while on
a bridge. I would have driven off from the top of the
bridge to God knows where, if not for an on-going
construction work. God really saved me!"
After a while, Banky's hard work began to pay off
and, even while in school, he began winning awards,
beginning with the 'Albany Idol' competition. Other
international awards soon followed. Sourced from Vanguard Newspaper

PHOTO: Olamide Poses With Governor Fashola

Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola took
timeout to attend an event where Rapper, Olamide was
billed to perform and the rapper was super excited to
meet the governor. Wasting no time to post the picture to
his instagram page. Tagging it "Best governor ever".

New Music : Angelique Kidjo – Eva ft Asa

Two African music power house unite to deliver this ode
to the African woman. Here we hear the "Wombolombo"
madam, Angélique Kidjo with her sonorous voice blend
perfectly with Asa's to deliver some great music. The
Beninese icon Angélique Kidjo returns to diva-dom with
her album titled EVE as an ode to women across the
continent.
The collaboration rich Eve is set to be released early
next year through 429 records features the joint efforts of
Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, Kronos Quartet,
NOLA legend Dr. John, as well as Kenyan and Beninese
women's choirs. The first single "Eva" (not to be
confused with the album name) showcases a double
dose of vocals from Nigerian/French soulstress Asa... Download, Listen and drop your comments below


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