Thursday, 22 December 2016

Headies 2016: Oritshafemi Outside, Freeze Uninvited" Bovi Shades Linda Ikeji, Wizkid, Don Jazzy At Headies Awards

Popular comedian Bovi, has again fueled the controversies that headlined 2016 at this year's Headies Awards.

Bovi who was saddled with the responsibility of presenting the award for the Artiste of the year category, took to the podium as took a shade at Don Jazzy, Olamide, Linda Ikeji, Freeze and Oritshafemi saying they were conspicuously missing this year because they headlined some of the major controversies that shook the industry. Although, Wizkid who eventually won the Artiste of the Year Award was present at the event.

He said; "Last year was full beef and the beef continued till the end of the year. This can explain why some artistes who were involved were conspicuously missing today. Because they have been given temporary suspension. Don Jazzy is supposed to sit on the right and Olamide on the left; wizkid on the right and Linda Ikeji on the left; Shina Peller on the right and Oritshafemi outside; Basketmouth on the right and Freeze uninvited."

Kiss Daniel, Harrysong, Darey Art Alade Win Big At 2016 Headies Awards ... Phyno's Fada Fada wins Song Of The Year

Talented singer, Kiss Daniel was the toast of this year's African Grammy awards replicate, Headies, as he won 3 awards from 4 nominations at the 2016 Headies held at the wee hours of today Friday December 23, 2016. 
He won the awards for Best RnB/pop Album, Hip-hop World Revelation and Album of the year respectively. 
Darey who is still basking in the euphoria of his monster hit 'Pray for me featuring Soweto choirs' won Best RnB single and Best recording of the year. Mr Song aka Harrysong with his Raggae Blues team won the Best Pop Single.
Next Rated award went to Mr Eazi s Wizkid became the Artiste of the Year. 
Other Winners At Glance

Producer of the year - Young John

Best musical video -Clearance Peters (Soldier - Falz ft Simi)

Lyricist on the roll - I'll Bliss

Hall of fame - Laolu Akins

Best Rap single - Olamide

Best Rap Album - I'll Bliss

Best Collaboration - Falz and Simi

Song Of the Year - Phyno (Fada fada)

Special Recognition Award - Flavour


“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The chairman of Etoks Communications, Classic International Magazine and founder of Deacon Iyke Kanu Foundation, Iyke Lawson Kanu on Tuesday 20th December 2016 paid courtesy call on Little Saints Orphanage Home (Akowonjo Boys Hostel) as part of activities to mark his birthday, Deacon Iyke Kanu earlier in the day had a thanksgiving service at Christ Royal Family International Church, Egbeda before proceeding to the Orphanage home.

Receiving the generous donations in cash and materials, the Administrator of the Orphanage, Mrs. Tina Odion poured unending encomium on the astute businessman cum philanthropist, describing him as a father and generous giver, Mrs. Tina told newsmen that for fifteen years running, Deacon Kanu has remained their best and most trusted and reliable donor and partner.  She further said some of their students are on scholarship courtesy of Deacon Kanu.

She equally used the medium to call on other donor agencies and well meaning Nigerians to emulate Deacon Kanu’s selfless and life of charity especially during this yuletide season.
However, while fielding questions from men of the press, Deacon Kanu who has built several churches and contributed immensely not just to the orphanage but to the body of Christ and other vulnerable members of the society said he has a pact with God to make him the biggest financier of His Kingdom here on earth; stressing that the most fulfilled life is when you live for others and not by the amount of money you have in your account.

He further recalled an encounter he had with God some years back that took him from obscurity to limelight, where God visited him and gave him a word in Isaiah 45:2-3, “I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in asunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that, I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel”.
The author of Christian business manual, “Harnessing God’s Grace For Business Success”, in order to reach out to more people and extend his hands of fellowship to even the downtrodden in the society who are yet to have a first time meeting with him, decided to endow a Foundation that people can access him easily through.  Deacon Iyke Kanu Foundation is already registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission and due for official unveiling in January 2017.

He summarized by giving praises to his maker, God Almighty for the grace to be alive to witness yet another birthday.

How I started Singing At Age 9 - Gospel Artiste, T.Moss Discloses

Fast rising Gospel artiste, Osho Oluwatobi aka T.Moss is no doubt becoming a force to reckon with in the industry. He is a talented and anointed worship minister.
In this interview, he spoke on how music started for him, his plans, and many more.

Q – Whois T. Moss?
 R - I'm Osho Oluwatobi, also Known as T.Moss. A graduate of covenant University and i'm a Gospel artiste
 Q - What is music to you?
 R - Music is life to me, I believe the only element that was created in heaven by God is music, it's a very powerful tool in accessing the deep spiritual realms and the supernatural and that is why the devil is capitalizing on the tool called music to influence the lives of our youth today, what you see and hear consistently is what you become
Q - How and when did music start for you?
R - It started at the age of 9. I joined the adult church choir at that age, started backing up for praise and worship then from there, one of the Sundays I was asked to lead the praise and worship and it was very awesome. People applauded me. I felt so fulfilled even though it was just praise and worship.
After some time, One of our church Member who later became a music producer, Adejumo Omotayo AKA Rocky Tee, he is the CEO of Platforms record, helped me a lot to build my music ministry. I recorded my first song titled ' You Lift Me' with him and also did other songs like I Give All, Eyin Baba, Osuba, to mention a few.

 Furthermore, Someone that also helped me grow in my music was my secondary school Music teacher, Mr Jegede. He started everything in me, he had interest in me the first day he heard me sing, even though I didn't know he was watching me. He put me in the school choir and everything started from there.
 Q - While growing up, did you ever envisage being a full time Musician?
 R - Yes, i've always known. There was a time in church when I was around 11 years old, the pastor told us to close our eyes and whatever we see is what we will become in future. I closed my eyes and saw myself standing in front of thousands of people singing and leading them in worship and by God's grace, everything is coming into fulfillment.

 Q - Why Gospel Music?
 R - I believe the reason we have music in the first place is 'cos God created it in heaven. I've always had this passion and the zeal to use the gift for God and inspire other people who are coming up so they can also believe that the special gift given to them is from God and should be used for him. I find joy in ministering and inspiring people.
 Q - Do you feel Gospel artistes are well appreciated compared to secular artistes?
R - No! Of course in Nigeria, Gospel artistes are not well appreciated because of the way the industry has been designed. The industry is designed just to favour the secular artistes. You want to invite a secular artiste to come and perform at your wedding for just 30mins, You pay him N6Million but you invite a gospel artiste and start negotiating. I'm not saying the motive of the gift is for money but what i'm saying is in this part of the world, we are not well appreciated.
 Q - If you were given $100,000 to feature in a secular song, would you?
 R - No, I won't. It's like selling the reason I live for money, I won't by the help of the holy spirit.
Q - Looking at the industry today, a lot of artistes are on the rise, some with content and some with less content, what stands you out?
 R - What stands me out is very simple. The first thing is the grace of God and the second thing is uniqueness which comes with a lot of hard work. We've not even started, we've not gotten to the place wants us to be.

Q - Let's talk about your song with Kenny Kore, how does it feel working with him?
 R - Yea! My song with Kenny Kore, Atobajaiye, very awesome and wonderful song. I thank God for the. People God use to bring the song into a reality from being a vision. I thank God for the CEO of Kharisma Records, California. God uses him powerfully. It was awesome but some of my fans were of the suggestion that they would have preferred a worship song and we are planning towards that presently. Very soon, we are going to plan a worship medley and people are going to be blessed.
Working with Kenny Kore on that song was an awesome experience for men i've always loved his music, he is unique. He does different genre of Music, when the opportunity came, Pastor Promise Adeyemi just spoke to me and asked 'Tobi, who do you want to work with' the first person that came to my mind was kenny Kore. It's an experience i'll never forget.
Q - What inspired the song?  
R - the inspiration behind the song is we serve a Great God who rules over everything, created man, mighty God so I was just meditating on the greatness of God when the rhythm came and that was it.
Q - Who are those you look up to in the ministry?
 R - I look up to a lot of people both home and abroad. The people God is using mightily when it comes to Gospel Music. I look up to Nathanie Bassey, Sinach, Sammy Okposo, Onos, Efe Nathan, Florocka, those who understand what ministry and music is all about. Across Nigeria, I look up to Micah Stampey, Isreal Houston, Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribett, J.Moss. J.moss especially influenced my style of music, I fell in love with him on the first day I listened to him.
Q - What should your fans expect in 2017?
R - They should be looking out for spirit filled songs, songs that heal without laying hands, by the help of the Holy Spirit. I pray God gives us the grace to complete the work. God bless all my fans, they are all amazing.