Cobhams Releases Debut Album ‘For You’

Cobhams Asuquo, one of Nigeria’s leading record producers, has released his debut album.

The visually impaired producer today released the album which took him five years to put together.

Entitled ‘For You’, the Christian/Gospel album contains fourteen songs.

Aaron Lindsey, Nosa, Clare Hendershot were the featured artistes on ‘For You’.

Ordinary People, For You, Empty, No One, Here I Am, Angels All Around are the stand-out tracks on the record.

Surprisingly ‘Empty’, his recently released love ballad, was not on the album.

‘For You’ was one of the most anticipated Nigerian albums of 2017.

The producer is set to host an exclusive album launch concert Sunday night.

Cobhams, a singer/songwriter/producer, has been actively involved in the Nigerian music scene for over a decade.

He has produced for the likes of Asa, Bez, Praiz, Modenine, Banky W, Timi Dakolo, Darey Art-Alade, and many others.

Cobhams, who has won several awards for his production efforts, was once signed to Sony ATV London as a songwriter.

He is credited for producing Asa’s eponymous classic debut album.

Cobhams Asuquo has promised to give the performance of his life at the album release concert.

 

Uriel Evicted From #BBNaija After Kemen Gets Disqualified For Sexually Harassing TBoss

Big Brother Nigeria housemate, Uriel has been announced as the fifth housemate to exit the house.

Her eviction comes hours after fellow house mates, Kemen was sent packing Ebuka had earlier quizzed Uriel on what she would do if she were to face eviction and she had responded by insisting she wasn’t ready to leave the House.

All the housemates had been nominated at last Sunday’s eviction show in a surprising twist by Big Brother. Bisola and Bally were exempted as they had both earned immunity on separate occasions.

ThinTallTony also escaped nomination when he won the Head of House task on Monday.

Intrigues As Fake Housemates, Ese And Jo Gets Evicted From #BBNaija

Only the two fake housemates, Jon and Ese got ejected from the Big Brother Naija House on Sunday, in a night of drama and intrigues. They only spent two weeks and they have been sent packing.

Bisola and Bally also got bounced out of the house, temporarily for good though, as they are being sent to ‘paradise’, ‘a place where everyone will admire to stay’.

The developments were not only the highlights of Sunday’s show. All the housemates, Efe, Uriel, TBoss, Kemen, Marvis, Debie-Rise, Bassey and ThinTallTony, save the paradise bound Bisola and Bally, are up for Week 6 eviction next Sunday.

This followed an intriguing game introduced by Biggie to replace the Live nomination. All the housemates were asked to pick an envelope. But all the eight picked “Red Envelopes’, which signified nomination for eviction.

However, one of the housemates may still be saved from being ejected from the house, following the public voting. That is if he or she wins the Head of House Challenge, which will replace the Nomination Show.

The survival of the other seven lies with the voting public.

Hire A Man Movie Rakes In N23m In Ten Days

Tackling the pressure of settling down, especially among single successful ladies could be very difficult at times in our present society. ‘Hire A Man’ movie tries to explain this concept and also teaches individuals how to handle this issue. The movie made its debut in cinemas nationwide on February 10, 2017 and has sold over N23 million in its first 10 days at the cinema.

Directed by Desmond Elliot, the romantic comedy is currently one of the most talked-about movies on every online platform and one of the most seen movies in cinemas.

The film stars Zynnell Zuh as Tishe Lawson, Enyinna Nwigwe as Jeff, IK Ogbonna, Nancy Isime as Teni Lawson, Bayray Mc Nwizu as Sonnia and Daniel Lloyd.  It also features veteran Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey and Shaffy Bello as a couple.

“Hire A Man is a tale of love, romance and determination. It is a morally conscious movie that highlights on the attributes of not giving up on love, not looking down on people, avoidance of arrogance, and so many other lessons.Hire A Man is a success story, that would not have being possible if not for God, my colleagues, my family and everyone who believed in the project from the onset. I am excited and I thank everyone and God for everything.

To those who haven’t seen the movie, Hurry to the cinemas as the movie is still showing nationwide,” said Chinneylove, the producer.

The movie presents an attention-grabbing tale about the life of two sisters – Tishe and Teni – who had a lingering rivalry with each other. Teni, the younger sister calls her family to announce that she was engaged and would be bringing her man to their family’s annual gathering. Tishe, the elder sister is disturbed by the news of Teni because she is still single; she however resolves to hire a man to pose as her fiancé. The quest to meet her family’s expectation and beat her little sister in the love game leads to the various dramatic and comical scenes that follow the story.

‘Hire A Man’ which is still showing in cinemas nationwide is a movie you would not want to miss. It is entertaining, educating, morally conscious and super hilarious as well.

Gifty Apologies To Banky W, Falz, Beg Nigerians Not To Judge Her With #BBNaija Show

Gifty Powers, a former Big Brother Naija housemate, has urged Nigerians not to judge her based on the “game” she was playing before being evicted from the reality show.

She was the only housemate sent home Sunday night after getting the least number of votes from the public.

During the four weeks she spent in the house, Gifty attained controversial status for many reasons, particularly for saying she didn’t know Banky W and Falz, two of Nigeria’s famous celebrities.

Addressing Nigerians through her Instagram page on Monday night, Gifty said she was misunderstood.

The upcoming actress said what she actually meant was that she had “never met” both artistes before.

She reminded everyone that Big Brother Naija was a game, noting that there was a reason behind everything she did.

“Good evening everyone. First of all I was misunderstood when I said I don’t know Banky, actually what I meant was, ‘I’ve never met him in person’,” she wrote.

Gifty Powers

“Banky is an amazing singer no doubt. And right now I want to use this platform to apologise for all the wrong words I said about him. It’s just a game, we say/do things for specific reasons.

“I was emotional[ly] unstable cos I was up for possible eviction. So to all Banky fans and everyone plz forgive me, Banky I love ur music and you are a talented cute guy.

“And concerning Falz, I know the song called “soft work” but believe me I had no idea it was FALZ that sang it and also I haven’t met him before..that was why I had to ask ‘who is he’.

“To everyone out there, I just want to refresh your mindset again that the BIG BROTHER SHOW is always a game that has just one winner and whatever actions u have seen in the house is for a reason so please I beg you all don’t judge by what you have seen or heard.”

Cristiano Ronaldo To Star Alongside Angelina Jolie In First Acting Role

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid superstar, is set to make his acting debut alongside Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, in a TV drama.

Ronaldo, the 2016 FIFA best male player, has signed up to appear in Hayat Koprusu, a new TV drama series about Syrian refugees.

Eyup Dirlik, director of the series, said that Ronaldo will make a cameo appearance in the drama that will feature actors and actresses from all over the world.

“The series is about the plight of a Syrian refugee family who flees the war-torn country, and what they go through.

“We will begin filming in the first week of April, the series is about the plight of a refugee family and what they go through.

“There will be appearances from actors and actresses from all over the world including Cristiano Ronaldo, Angelina Jolie and Nancy Ajram,” he said.

Cristiano Ronaldo is a five-time ‘Ballon d’Or’ winner.

Gifty Evicted From #BBNaija House

Big Brother Naija has evicted another housemate, the fourth to go. It is Gifty, the entertaining girl that schooled in Accra and drew much criticism last week for not knowing some celebrities such as Falz, the hip hop singer.

She was among the three housemates up for eviction today. ThinTallTony, alias TTT and bespectacled Marvis were all saved in the voting by the fans.

Marvis got the highest vote of the three, in a surprising result that got Twitter buzzing about the unfairness of the outcome. Most fans of the show wanted Marvis out, on the grounds that she had  been boring in the House.

With her eviction, Gifty’s dream of winning the show’s star prize of N25m has evaporated.

As a housemate she had stirred several buzzes in social media over her kisses and foreign accent. She now joins Soma, Miyonse and Coco Ice, the earlier evictees.

Korede Bello To Release Debut Album March 11, Announces Album Title

Mavin Records singer, Korede Bello, on Tuesday announced that the title of his debut album is Belloved.

TheNETng reported on Wednesday that the album will be released on March 11.

Belloved iscoming after fellow Mavin artistes, Tiwa Savage and Reekado Banks, released R.E.D and Spotlight in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Signed on to Mavin on February 28, 2014, the 20-year-old has singles like ‘African Princess’, ‘Godwin’, ‘Romantic’ and ‘Do Like That’ to his credit.

His 2014 collaboration with label mates, ‘Dorobucci’, became a continental hit and was certified Platinum on YouTube with over 23 million views.

Rapper, Fat Joe Describes Tiwa Savage As ‘Africa’s Rihanna’

American rapper, Joseph Antonio Cartagena, better known as Fat Joe, has described Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage as the “Rihanna” of Africa.

Fat Joe, while speaking during an interview on The Breakfast Club on Hot 97, described Savage as the biggest African female artiste.

The rapper also revealed that Savage had collaborated with his music partner and Grammy-nominated rapper, Remy Ma.

“She did the African chick, the biggest African chick… Tiwa Savage. She’s Jewish though. She’s huge yo, she’s like the African Rihanna type, you know. She’s big,” Fat Joe said.

Remy Ma and Fat Joe are set to release their joint album titled Plata o Plomo on Friday after enjoying a return to the charts with All the way up in 2016.

Tiwa Savage, who is signed to Jay-Z’a Roc Nation and Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records, is expected to release several international collaborations in 2017.

TheCable Lifestyle recently confirmed that Mavin and Roc Nation were in the process of sealing a partnership arrangement.

Credit: The Cable Lifestyle

Ex-Project Fame Winner, Jeff Akoh Joins Iyanya At Temple Management Company

R&B starlet, Jeff Akoh, took a positive career move by joining leading creative agency and management firm, Temple Management Company.

The gifted singer, who became the youngest winner of Project Fame in 2015, signed the dotted lines in the company of his mother, Betty Akoh, at the corporate offices of the company in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Jeff impressed a high-octane audience holding his own among established acts like Awilo Longomba, Sir Shina Peters and Onyeka Onwenu at the recently held Sunny On Sunday Concert in honour of King Sunny Ade.

According to Mark Redguard, Head Of Entertainment, “Temple Management is not only about A-list artists, we are also focused on artist development by nurturing young stars who will take the reins. In Jeff Akoh, we at TMC see this lofty vision is actualised and we hope to do some wonderful things together.”

Exuding with satisfaction, Jeff Akoh expressed optimism about his new relationship with Temple Management Company, TMC: “With Temple Management Company solidly by my side, I can concentrate fully on my music with confidence and some motivation. It is the joy of every artist is to have a solid backend and I am happy that TMC brings that and a lot more with strong affiliations with global players in the entertainment industry.”

“After I won Project Fame, there has been a lot of expectations from Nigerians, rightly so. I am more confident than ever that I can do some fantastic music. As they say, when preparation meets opportunity, the inevitable result is success.”

Temple Management Company Limited who recently curated the much-talked about Sunny On Sunday concert is a full-service creative talent and event management company incorporated in Nigeria and operating in the Entertainment, Sports, Media and Art sectors.

Cocoice Evicted As 2 Fake Housemates Joins #BBNaija House

It was end of the road on Sunday for Cocoice one of the housemates nominated for eviction in the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality TV show.

Cocoice, who was one of the five other housemates nominated on February 6 for possible eviction. There include, Bisola, Bassey, Cocoice, Debbie-Rise and Gifty.

To make the show more interesting, two new contestants were on Sunday added to the Big Brother reality television show.

The new housemates were unveiled during the eviction show by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the presenter.

Although the duo will compete as housemates for the remainder of 57 days left in the house, they are not eligible for the ultimate prize of N78 million.

They are “fake” housemates whose only purpose is to provide entertainment and serve as pawns of Big Brother in the house.

Jon, a former reality show contestant and musician, was the first fake housemate to be introduced by Obi-Uchendu.

He said he will focus his attention on Bally, Gifty and TBoss as he joins the remaining 13 contestants in the house.

The second phoney housemate to be introduced was Ese, who is a beauty queen and comedian.

Ese promised to add more drama to the show and to push the buttons of Uriel, one of the “real” housemates.

The winner of Big Brother Naija will win a grand prize of N25 million and a brand new KIA Sorento car.

Adele, Beyonce Wins Big At The 2017 Grammy Awards [Full List]

Adele Adkins shone like a million stars on Sunday at the Grammy Awards 2017 winning the top three categories of the award – Best Album, Best Record, and Best Song – for the incredible hit song.

Adele won five awards in total, most notably the top three categories, inking her name among music greats of all time.

Beyonce, on the other hand won two awards from her nine nominations.

While receiving her plaque for Album of the Year, Adele tearfully said the award should have gone to Beyonce, whom she described as “the artist of my life.”

“My queen and my idol is Queen B. I adore you,” she said.

Here’s the complete list of winners.

Album of the year
25 – Adele – WINNER
Lemonade – Beyoncé
Purpose – Justin Bieber
Views – Drake
Sailor’s Guide to Earth – Sturgill Simpson

Record of the year
Hello – Adele – WINNER
Formation – Beyoncé
7 Years – Lukas Graham
Work – Rihanna
Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots

Song of the year
Formation – Beyoncé
Hello – Adele – WINNER
I Took A Pill In Ibiza – Mike Posner
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
7 Years – Lukas Graham

Best rap album
Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book – WINNER
De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody
DJ Khaled – Major Key
Drake – Views
Schoolboy Q – Blank Face LP
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Best urban contemporary album
Beyonce – Lemonade – WINNER
Gallant – Ology
King – We Are King
Anderson Paak – Malibu
Rihanna – Anti

Best country solo performance
Love Can Go To Hell – Brandy Clark
Vice – Miranda Lambert
My Church – Maren Morris – WINNER
Church Bells – Carrie Underwood
Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban

Best rock song
Blackstar – David Bowie – WINNER
Burn the Witch – Radiohead
Hardwired – Metallica
Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
My Name Is Human – Highly Suspect

Best pop duo/group performance
Closer – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
7 Years – Lukas Graham
Work – Rihanna
Cheap Thrills – Sia featuring Sean Paul
Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots – WINNER

Best new artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper – WINNER
Maren Morris
Anderson Paak

Best pop vocal album
Adele – 25 – WINNER
Justin Bieber – Purpose
Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
Demi Lovato – Confident
Sia – This Is Acting

Best pop solo performance
Hello – Adele – WINNER
Hold Up – Beyoncé
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Piece By Piece (Idol Version) – Kelly Clarkson
Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande

Best R&B performance
BJ The Chicago Kid – Turnin’ Me Up
Ro James – Permission
Musiq Soulchild – I Do
Rihanna – Needed Me
Solange – Cranes In the Sky – WINNER

Best R&B song
PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake – Come See Me
Bryson Tiller – Exchange
Rihanna – Kiss It Better
Maxwell – Lake By the Ocean – WINNER
Tory Lanez – Luv

Best rap performance
Chance The Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – No Problem – WINNER
Desiigner – Panda
Drake featuring the Throne – Pop Style
Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared – All the Way Up
Schoolboy Q featuring Kanye West – That Part

Best rap/sung performance
Drake – Hotline Bling – WINNER
Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar – Freedom
DRAM featuring Lil Yachty – Broccoli
Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream – Ultralight Beam
Kanye West featuring Rihanna – Famous

Best R&B album
BJ The Chicago Kid – In My Mind
Lalah Hathaway – Lalah Hathaway Live – WINNER
Terrace Martin – Velvet Portraits
Mint Condition – Healing Season
Mya – Smoove Jones

Best rap song
Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared – All The Way Up
Kanye West featuring Rihanna – Famous
Drake – Hotline Bling – WINNER
Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – No Problem
Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream – Ultralight Beam

Best metal performance
Baroness – Shock Me
Silvera – Gojira
Korn – Rotting In Vain
Megadeth – Dystopia – WINNER
Periphery – The Price is Wrong

Best rock performance
Alabama Shakes – Joe (Live from Austin City Limits)
Beyoncé featuring Jack White – Don’t Hurt Yourself
David Bowie – Blackstar – WINNER
Disturbed – The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan)
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens

Best dance recording
Bob Moses – Tearing Me Up
The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down – WINNER
Flume – Never Be Like You
Riton – Rinse and Repeat
Sofi Tukker – Drinkee

Best dance/electronic album
Skin – Flume – WINNER
Electronica 1: The Time Machine – Jean-Michel Jarre
Epoch – Tycho
Barbara, Barbara, We Face A Shining Future – Underworld

Best music video
Beyonce – Formation – WINNER
Leon Bridges – River
Coldplay – Up and Up
Jamie xx – Gosh
OK Go – Upside Down and Inside Out

Best country song
Keith Urban – Blue Ain’t Your Color
Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man
Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw – WINNER
My Church – Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert – Vice

Best country duo/group performance
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King – Different For Girls
Brothers Osborne – 21 Summer
Kenny Chesney and Pink – Setting the World On Fire
Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton – Jolene – WINNER
Chris Young With Cassadee Pope – Think of You

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