Edo-born music artiste, Osato Vincent Ofona, has urged Nigerians to patronise local music, stressing that this will encourage players in the local music industry to do more.
Osato, who admitted that the patronage has increased when compared to past days, however said there was the need for more patronage of music made in local languages.
The local music artiste who made this known in an exclusive interview, said he had so far composed and produced several tracks in local language, expressing joy that they have been patronised in an encouraging manner.
“Today the narrative has changed, our people now patronize our local musical content more than it used to be. And in Edo State for instance, we are breaking through via our originality with our Esan, Afemai, Akoko-Edo, Benin.”
He continues, “I have successfully composed three musical albums of not less than five tracks. My first album has six tracks, the second has six also while the third album has five tracks, I’m working on another which in no distance time would be released.
“My music is being played by almost everyone who loves good things, not just by Benin or Edo people alone but by every Nigerians both home and abroad. I have performed outside Edo comfortably well in a relax mood. I have performed in the Eastern, Southern and Western parts of Nigeria. Before I began my own personal band, I had supported (backup) great musicians,m like Sister Naomi Ehigie, Dcn Permal Omoruyi and others. So I have come along way.”
Speaking on the COVID-19 pandemic, the fast-growing musician lamented that the pandemic forced him and other musicians and entertainers in the industry to stay at home thereby having nothing doing.
On his advice to some young Individuals who are still under apprenticeship in the music industry, Osato said though it might be tough but rough, there’s need for them to be focused.
Men Who Lie About Marital Status Should Be Considered Criminals – BBNaija Star
Big Brother Naija, BBNaija star, Ifu Ennada has opined that men who lie about their marital status in order to deceive girls into relationships should be considered as criminals.
According to her such lies destabilised the mental state of the victims and therefore should be punishable by the law.
Ifu Ennada said this in a post shared on her instagram story.
The reality star added that the victims of such men should also be financially compensated.
Her post read: “Men who lie about their marital status in order to deceive and date a girl should be considered criminals and punished by the law.
“ALso their victims should be financially compensated for their troubles and destabilised mental state.
“Lying about your marital status should be considered a criminal offense with a befitting punishment.”
AFRIMA Awards 2021: Wizkid, Burna Boy, Diamond Platnumz Bag Multiple Nominations
Frontline African music stars, Nigeria’s Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz have bagged multiple nominations in the forthcoming African Music Magazine Awards, AFRIMA.
AFRIMA, in collaboration with YouTube black voice, is hosting the 8th edition of the annual music award show.
The 2021 event is scheduled to hold on 12th December 2021 and will be held virtually with invited singers performing live on stage.
Superstar Comedian, Bovi and screen goddess Tashara Parker will co-host the award ceremony.
According to the organisers, the theme of the event ‘Flavors of Africa’ draws inspiration from the diversity in African music and its unique flavours.
Nigerian Star boy, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Diamond Platnumz and South African sensation, Focalistic all earned multiple nominations.
Some of the award categories include:
Best Newcomer -Yawtog, Black Sherif, Kamo Mphela, Marioo, Ayra Starr, Busta 929, Ruger, and Nviiri the Storyteller.
Artist of The Year: Wizkid, El Grande Toto, Dadju, Diamond Platnumz, Fally Ipupa, Tay C, Burna Boy, Andaya Nakamura.
Crossing Boundaries With Music: Burna Boy, Aya Nakamura, Dave,
Wizkid, Headie One, S. PRI NOIR, Tems and Dadju.
AFRIMA Video of The Year: Flavour ft. Diamond Platnumz X Fally Ipupa – Berna, Tag C -LA Temps, Teni – Hustle, Mzvee -Baddest Boss, Zuchu-Sukari, Rayvanny X INNO’S B -Kelebe, Rema – Bouncs and Wizkid Ft. Tems – Essence.
The voting for the award is still ongoing.
Rihanna Breaks Silence On Being Pregnant For ASAP Rocky
Famous singer, Rihanna has reacted to rumours that she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky.
Rihanna became the 11th person ever to be named a National Hero in Barbados this week, but the internet was fixated on whether or not she was expecting her first child with boyfriend A$AP Rocky because of her dress.
Rihanna has however cleared the air in a DM to a fan named Jen highlighting how people constantly create false pregnancy rumors about her.
Jen shared the DM publicly on her account.
The fan wrote to Rihanna, “Can I come to the baby shower sis? True or not your babies are going to be beautiful. Sorry everyone’s up in your uterus right now.”
Rihanna, responding wrote, “Haaaaa! Stop! You ain’t came to the first 10 baby showers! You all breed me every year damn it lol”
This is not the first time rumors of Rihanna being pregnant will surface on the internet.
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