[ABUJA] Abuja based Nigeria’s new rising star STORIOD Popular Demand as he is called by fans alongside Jayklassik, Educated Mallam, Soundjunkie and other fine acts will be thrilling fans and fun lovers on Sunday 3rd of March 2019 in the 1st ever Edition of Ankara Night.
Dorcas Amana who is the Producer of the first ever Ankara Fashion Show in the FCT Abuja confirmed to Comfirmmusic Correspondent in Abuja.
Amana said the Ankara Fashion Show is aimed at show-casing talented fashion designers across Nigeria. ‘’We believe in the potential of Nigerian designs hence this platform to promote Nigeria fashion to the world, especially the Ankara fabrics” she concluded.
She called on Fashion and fun lovers to come enjoy fascinating fashion scenery that will wow their hearts as it will be eventful.
The event is slated to hold this Sunday 3r of March 2019 at SLEDGE RESORT, No1. Sledge Avenue, Off Byazhi Road Kubwa Abuja
Nigerian music sensation Sugar Boi alongside other top Nigerian music acts will be performing at the grand opening of the Abuja newest lounge and club The Volume Lounge and Club situated in Hotel Rosebud, 5th Avenue, Off 3rd Avenue Gwarimpa Abuja
The grand opening which will hold on the 1st of February 2019, will also see top celebrities and fun seekers make appearances
The Owner and the brain behind this classy and one in town outfit had this to say:
‘It’s a place befitting for men and women classy taste and splendor, men and women who love their privacy. It’s something every fun seeker will fully enjoy, with a classy and stylish club is a premium, international standard club with multiple segments, and dozens of customized VIP lounges that can be found nowhere else on the sub continent’’.
In the bid to transform Abuja’s elite nightlife and sound, The Volume lounge and Club came at the right time to contribute and play their part in the transformation agenda of the Night life and entertainment sector of the Federal Capital Territory
With its impeccable design and finishing and first of its kind décor and lighting, world class customer service and hospitality, renowned DJs and an over the roof sound system, it’s sure a place to be.
Kurudu in Abuja Area Municipal Council will host the 2nd edition of Sanchez and Friends this November 23rd 2018.
The event promises to be a stellar affair, and will hold at the famous Logistics Hotel and Garden 3rd Gate Kurudu Army Estate
Sanchez and Friends takes center stage annually, and it is a day fete and concert scheduled to celebrate customers, patrons and fans of the entertainment hub at the end of every year
Samson Ibrahim who is the CEO Sanchez Entertainment Crew and the Principal Organizer of Sanchez and Friends explained while speaking to our correspondence that:
‘’Reason why I am organizing this Event is basically to thank my teaming clients for their Patronage of our brand each year. And very importantly to bring good entertainment down to those who can't move up Abuja town to see good shows…
‘’ The next edition will see us bring few of the Big Acts in the global entertainment industry down to Kurudu’’ Sanchez said.
A combined celebration of music, dance, comedy and love, event lovers are invited to bring their families and friends for a day of activities, music, dance, fun and a great music atmosphere.
It will be an opportunity to embrace the power the music and entertainment in the fastest growing suburb of the Nigeria’s Federal Capital
This year’s edition brings a whole lot of heart rendering entertainment featuring one-of-a-kind headline performance by Abuja’s Popular Demand STROID who is the nation’s fast rising musical act
It promises to be lit with unforgettable memories ever in Kurudu history.
Don’t forget that the area hosts the largest estate for Military personnel, Nigerian police, Navy and the Abuja International market.
Tickets available @New Page Photo Studio, Nadashi Plaza Kurudu Abuja,
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Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has become the first Nigerian female artist to win the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) in the Best African Act category.
The Afro-pop singer snatched the record-breaking award at the 2018 MTV EMAs held on Sunday at the Bilbao Exhibition Center, Bilbao, Spain with several music stars across the world in attendance. The African act category, in 2005, was infused into the MTV EMA to enhance musical alliances across borders, and promote cultural integrations.
Until Tiwa’s win, three Nigerians had taken the award home including 2Baba in 2005, D’banj in 2007 and 2012; and Davido in 2017.
In 2018, Tiwa was nominated alongside fellow Nigerian act, David Adeleke, aka Davido; South Africa’s Distruction Boyz and Shekinah; Kenya’s Nyashinski and Fally Ipupa from the DRC.
Celebrating the award, Tiwa took to her Instagram page @tiwasavage to dedicate the win to African women and aspiring young girls. She said, “Almighty God, you are so faithful. My savage soldiers did it for me.
“You have stuck with me through the roller coasters. Thank you. To my amazing team, this is just the beginning. African women, this is for us. “I have been through a lot but I have kept my head up and weathered the storm because I know some little girl somewhere is dreaming like I did,” Tiwa said.
She signed a recording contract with Mavin Records in 2012 and currently has a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The mother of one also signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation in June 2016. However, the biggest winner at the awards night was the Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello.
She scooped four awards, winning “Best Song,” “Best Artist,” “Best Video” and “Best U.S. Act” in a show that featured a stellar performance from Janet Jackson. Cabello, 21, who already led the pack at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, urged her fans in the United States to vote in the 2018 midterm elections as she walked the red carpet in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao, Reuters reported.
The singer, who rose to fame as a member of the girl group “Fifth Harmony,” formed on the U.S. edition of the X-Factor, said she relished being seen as a role model.
“I feel like the message for me has always been just like do what makes you happy, even if it’s scary, it’s worth it to take the risk because your happiness is your responsibility,” Cabello said.
“That’s always been my message and I talk about it a lot but I feel like it’s a good message. And yes, very important, go vote!” she said.
Here’s the full list of 2018 MTV EMA winners:
Camila Cabello – “Havana” ft. Young Thug
Camila Cabello – “Havana” ft. Young Thug
5 Seconds of Summer
Panic! At The Disco
BEST WORLD STAGE
Alessia Cara, MTV Spotlight at Hyperplay, Singapore 2018
Grace VanderWaal (December 2017)
BEST US ACT (WORLDWIDE ACT*)
Hauwa Ojeifo, 26, has won the first MTV Europe Music ‘Generation Change’ award.
The mental health activist was awarded at the 2018 MTV EMAs pre-show held at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre, on Sunday in Bilbao, Spain.
The newly introduced MTV EMA Generation Change Award was created to elevate and empower the fearless, original young people who are changing the world.
Ojeifo was nominated alongside a 21-year old Afghanistan, Sonita Alizadeh; 17 year old Lebanese, Mohamad Aljounde; 20 year old Briton, Ellen Jones and 18 year old Xiuhtezcatl “X” Martinez. Ojeifo’s works’ border on mental health, especially for women and she has been identified as a vibrant voice in creating awareness for mental health in Nigeria.
She is the founder of ‘She Writes Woman’ and ‘Safe Place’, the first 24/7 mental health crisis helpline and the first anonymous women-only mental health support group in Nigeria.
Ojeifo’s mission is to positively influence the misinformed narratives mental health and sexual violence conversations have in Nigeria.
Given her noteworthy efforts, she was chosen among two other Nigerians, Isaac Ezirim and Kennedy Ekezie Joseph, to receive the first-ever Queen’s Young Leaders award in June.
Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja 2017, Queen Victory Kelechi Obasi has just been crowned as Miss Nigeria International 2018 at the Just concluded Miss Nigeria International (The Heritage Edition) which was held on 7th October 2018 at Ruby’s garden, Lekki, Lagos.
The beauty Queen who was Miss Nesa 2016 and Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja 2017 added another Crown to her ever growing achievements after been crowned as Miss Nigeria International.
The Beauty Queen who hails from UMUOBUNA in Uburu community in OHAOZARA local government area of EBONYI STATE is a final year undergraduate student of Economics in University Of Calabar.
Over the years, the super intelligent, beautiful and bold beauty Queen has always lived her life with a mind-set to positively impact her society and significantly add value to not just her immediate environment but also to the society at large.
The Ebonyi born Queen has all her life associated herself with activities and individuals that have improved her sense of analysis and judgment for maximal productivity. Coming forward in life she has come to realize that successful people dare to do things and that that pressure is privilege....
Miss Nigeria International (MNI) started in 2012, produced by Brendance and Crusader Limited which is a fully integrated event planning / management and Entertainment Company privately owned.
National franchise holder of Miss International World and Miss International Classic.... MISS NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL constantly developing brand in the business of pageantry, beauty packaging and commercial branding and we have been in the corporate world traversing for quite a long time, within this period of time, we have possessed the capacity to cut a corner for our-selves by facilitating a yearly event named MISS NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL, which is cutting over the different geopolitical zone of Nigeria currently.
Nike Air Max 90 x Off-WhiteVirgil Abloh's Off-White is closing out the year strong with several different Nike sneaker collabs. In addition to the Off-White x Nike Air Max 97, Off-White x Nike Zoom Fly SP, and Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low, reports suggest there's also a new Air Max 90 in the works.
The second offering of the Off-White x Nike Air Max 90 comes in a predominately black colorway featuring a combination of suede, nubuck, and ripstop mesh. Additional details include large Nike swooshes and all the familiar Off-White attributes such as the orange tab on the swoosh and Helvetica text, which appears on the medial side of the show and on the shoelaces.
It is believed that the Off-White x Nike Air Max 90 will be available sometime during the upcoming Holiday season but a specific release date has not yet been announced. While we await official images from Nike, check out some on-foot looks and videos in the IG posts embedded below.
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The organizers of the Abuja Pop Music Awards (APMA) have finally announced the date for entries and nominations.
According to the information made available by the Media and Brand Manager of Abuja Pop Music Awards Junaid Tosin, the award which will be debuting in January 2019 will start receiving entries and nominations from the 15th of October 2018.
‘’the APMA will be officially opened for entries and nominations on the 15th of October 2018 and will last for just one month… Entries can only be received through APMA’s official website www.theapma.com and it is only opened to northern based artistes of any music genre… all you have to do is log on to the site, click on submit song(s) and provide the necessary information’’ Junaid said.
According to APMA’s Executive Producer Ubochi Gabriel, ‘’the award is created to recognizes and honor the arrays of music talents, producers, DJs and other key players in the Northern music industry and also Iconic artists of the region will be presented with Outstanding Career Achievement honors for their accomplishments and longevity in the industry’’.
‘’ Every region in Nigeria has their own taste of music and songs, creating an amazingly rich multiplicity of people of the Northern Nigeria. From Afro-Pop, RnB, Soul music singers to Rap artists!
‘’ We want to devote ourselves to celebrating the hidden and unsung musical varieties in the Northern region by honoring the recording artistes and musicians who are based in the region’’.
‘’We will be unveiling the theme for the debut edition and also the red carpet on the grand finale will be dedicated to the theme.’’
The music award which will debut in January 2019 has nineteen musical categories and five non-music categories.
The organizers said the date for the grand finale will be announced soon.
Masego’s The Pink Polo EP stopped me dead in my tracks the first time I heard it. The eight-song project, which saw the Jamaica-born, Virginia-raised artist collaborate with Dallas producer Medasin, has the infectious energy of the growing wave of rappers emerging from the DMV. What sets Masego (born Micah Davis) apart is his deep dive into hip-hop’s jazz roots. He combines its signature saxophone and scatting elements with trap and house sounds. “TrapHouseJazz,” as Masego has come to call this amalgamation, not only defined the EP’s unique sound but also set the 25-year-old apart from the web of SoundCloud rappers trying to establish themselves as industry mainstays. Three years after Pink Polo, TrapHouseJazz will see its fullest realization in Lady Lady, Masego’s debut album, set to release on September 7 (the track list has been shared exclusively with Vogue, below).
With Lady Lady, Masego, who also goes by the alias Uncle Sego, finds himself at a peculiar crux. He’s no longer the musician remixing tracks with his saxophone for his “Woman Crush Wednesday” SoundCloud series, but he’s still walking the line between relative newcomer and bonafide success. Sure, Masego counts DJ Jazzy Jeff—one half of hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, alongside Will Smith—as a mentor and has collaborations with rapper GoldLink and electronic producer French Kiwi Juice (FKJ) under his belt. But Lady Lady is the first true showcase of what he’s learned and a continuing departure from his self-described “sheltered” upbringing.
“There’s so much [music] I haven’t heard,” he says of growing up with two pastor parents. Once Masego left home for Old Dominion University, he received a crash course on secular music and fully explored artists like OutKast, Kanye West, and Lupe Fiasco. Where most people might consider their early lack of pop culture awareness to be a weakness, Masego thinks otherwise. “It’s allowed me to make the music that I make because there’s such a solid foundation of gospel music,” he explains. What Masego does wish he had more experience with is exactly what defines Lady Lady: “I didn’t get to have a girlfriend, bring her over to the house. I’m a lot slower understanding some of those things, but I never see it as a disadvantage. I see it as my own personal journey and what shaped [my] path.”
To wit, on his birthday, he declared on Instagram, “There’s a woman linked to any true success I’ve experienced, classic record, inspiration, beard growth, all dat.” When we talk on the phone almost two months later, he explains that it was a crush on a substitute teacher in middle school that led him to learn the saxophone, now the cornerstone of his music. “She walked in with [a photo of] saxophonist Najee on her binder,” he recounts, half laughing. “I was like, ‘Imma just play sax, me and her are gonna get married.’ That’s kind of how my mind works.” He even started to swim on the weekends to strengthen his lungs for the instrument, never considering their age difference or realizing that she would, of course, eventually leave and his regular teacher would return. By the end of this story, he’s cracking up and admits, “I did not think this through.”
Lady Lady, then, is an ode to all the women in his life, the feelings they’ve inspired, and the ways in which they’ve led him to the present day. There’s “Queen Tings,” where he names Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Solange Knowles; it was written in his excitement for Black History Month and the release of Black Panther. There’s “Old Age,” in which he discusses a relationship with an older woman “who liked me a lot but listened to her friends about me being too young.” “Black Love” was the result of a train ride to see a woman he met on Instagram: “I listened to Jaspects and Chantae Cann’s ‘Find My Way to Love’ the whole [ride]. My imagination took me to my [future] wedding day.” On “Prone,” he sings about getting lost in passion. Kehlani joins him on “24 hr. Relationship” for an ode to Andre 3000’s “Where Are My Panties (Interlude).” After reflecting on the story behind each song, Masego concludes that the album is an aural manifestation of his future dream world: “I write about love so I can keep focused on the true goal: to be with my lady, lady and travel with her and have my li’l family unit.”
His wardrobe is the perfect embodiment of this mind-set. Most days, you’ll find him wearing silk: shirts, pants, or a full set. His style exudes the same smooth and lavish energy that’s become his musical signature, and he chalks it up to another woman from his past. In fact, before he discovered his love of Gucci—“[Gucci has] this 1970s thing, and that’s where a lot of my jam-session music comes from”—he self-deprecatingly tells me that he used to dress like an “old man.” “I always looked like I was about to take a nap,” he remembers. “I thought I was cool until I left the country. I went to Tokyo, and I was like, man, why am I wearing these jorts? I’ve always loved fashion, but when you’re broke, you’re wearing whatever your dad gave you.”
Cardigans, sweatpants, and “old man slides” were his go-tos until he started dating a girl whom he describes as “one of those Fashion Week every week women.” Masego felt that he needed to match her, and it was then that his style blossomed. Now, in addition to silk in every pattern and color of the rainbow, he opts for leather belts and jackets, vintage rings, one-of-a-kind necklaces, and distinctive square sunnies to complete an outfit. “There’s an upper echelon to [my style] but not in a belittling way,” he explains. “’Cause I’m hood. I’m from the hood. I love there being a grit to it.” (His grit is slightly punk, which explains why he counts Vivienne Westwood among his favorite designers.) He’s also learned that it’s more about how you pair things than it is about having the trendiest items, though adding a statement piece here and there never hurts. “It’s about how you put things together with taste and combining consignment pieces,” he adds. “Mix it up with maybe a designer piece. Combine streetwear like Virgil Abloh.”
When asked if his former old-man style was a result of his strict, religious upbringing, Masego wants to clarify one thing. He says, “[My parents] weren’t bad at what they were doing. They were like, ‘We can either buy you a lot of expensive things or we can pay for band camp.’” And given the choice between style and music—or anything, really—Masego will always pick music. Of course, with a highly anticipated debut album set to drop in a few weeks—and a healthy supply of those billowing silk shirts—he no longer has to choose.
Fancy that. Lady Lady:
“Silk . . . ”
“I Had a Vision”
“Old Age” ft. SiR
“Queen Tings” ft. Tiffany Gouche
“Just a Little” ft. De’Wayne Jackson
“Shawty Fishin’ (Blame the Net)”
“24 hr. Relationship”
“Tadow” ft. FKJ
“Silk . . . ”
“I Had a Vision”
“Old Age” ft. SiR
“Queen Tings” ft. Tiffany Gouche
“Just a Little” ft. De’Wayne Jackson
“Shawty Fishin’ (Blame the Net)”
“24 hr. Relationship”
“Tadow” ft. FKJ
By: james henry on August 20, 2018 / comment : 0 lifestyle
Drake puts the Adidas rumors to rest.
It looks like Drake won't be joining the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell and Pusha T on Team Adidas after all. Despite numerous rumors suggesting Drake's time with Nike and Jordan Brand was coming to an end, he has recently shown off new Nike x OVO basketball jerseys, as well as a special edition Nike Air Max Plus.
Drake took to instagram last night to unveil a never before seen Nike Air Max Plus, which features an all-black build, highlighted by the exposed lacing system covering the entire shoe. Additional details include an added heel tab and blue accents on the shank.
It's unclear whether this sneaker is a new collaboration between Drake and Nike or an exclusive pair that will never release, but he did caption the photo, "for stage use." Read into that however you want.
Take a closer look at the new Nike Air Max Plus in the IG post embedded below and stay tuned for more details.
By: james henry on July 16, 2018 / comment : 0 lifestyle
Pure White 3s hitting retailers this Saturday, 7/21.
In celebration of the Air Jordan 3's 30th anniversary this year, Jordan Brand has released several iconic colorways and there's still much more in store in the coming months. Among the 3s set to release in the second half of 2018 is a "Triple White" aka "Pure White" colorway that is now scheduled to arrive at retailers this week.
As the name suggests, the kicks are built on an all-white tumbled leather upper, similar to the "Pure Money" Air Jordan 3s that were unveiled in 2007. However, this upcoming pair lacks the hits of silver and “Pure $” branding, and it features a translucent blue outsole. According to reports, the kicks will be releasing on Saturday, July 21st for the retail price of $190.
Major retailers such as Foot Locker, Footaction, Eastbay and Finish Line will have the kicks in stock, as well most other sneaker boutiques and Nike retailers, including Nike.com.
By: james henry on June 24, 2018 / comment : 0 lifestyle
Some smugglers are taking advantage of the 2018 World Cup mania.
The 2018 World Cup is currently taking place in Russia, and the entire globe is tuned in to cheer for their country, or country of their choice. The celebrations surrounding the world cup are enormous, and the hype surrounding the worldwide tournament rivals the Olympics. During the celebrations, extensive amounts of World Cup trophy replicas are made as a promotion. According to the Associated Press, a criminal organization was busted for trafficking marijuana and cocaine in World Cup trophy replicas.
The gang, called the Narcos de la Copa, were caught with 20 kilos of marijuana, 10 kilos of cocaine, 1,800 doses of crack-cocaine, and 400,000 Argentine pesos ($14,819). Four men and two women were also arrested in the raid. “These merchants of death have endless ingenuity, but don’t be fooled. They shouldn’t be admired. On the contrary... they are now in jail,” Minister Cristian Ritondo said in a statement.
Argentina lost to Germany in the finals in the last World Cup tournament, but they must defeat Nigeria on Tuesday if they hope to progress past the group stage. Argentina was already destroyed by Croatia 3-0, and Nigeria was beaten by them as well 2-0. Nigeria won one game, against Iceland, while Argentina tied with them. Tuesday's match will decide Argentina's fate.
By: james henry on November 29, 2017 / comment : 0 lifestyle
Liz Ngwane, a fashion designer in Buea, Cameroon is working on one of her latest outfits at her store in town. The twenty four-year-old is known for her fashionable outfits done in the traditional toghu cloth, that she says is meant to promote the fabric.
Toghu was a preserve of royalty and dignitaries here in the past and made traditionally by communities found in northwestern Cameroon.
A colourful fabric commonly done in black, gold and orange, toghu was finely embroidered in different colours that form various bold patterns. The technique has been handed down generations and today, cheaper printed versions of the cloth are now also found in the market as manufacturers take advantage of demand for toghu.
“That fabric represents us as Cameroon so it is high time we start consuming our own products. So firstly the younger generation, celebrities and every other person is trying to consume products from Cameroon and that tells you are a Cameroonian, you feel like okay let me do what others do with their own fabrics in their country. So I think that is why everybody is getting into toghu fabric and the rest. And the younger designers, designers now are bringing so much beautiful pieces using that toghu fabric,” said Ngwane.
Ngwane says she tries to give her designs a modern cut to attract customers looking for stylish outfits done in the fabric.The designer also likes to blend toghu with sheer fabrics to bring out her sometimes flamboyant creations.
Printed toghu is also used to make accessories and souvenirs, popular among tourists and locals.
“Most of the people that come for their traditional weddings, okays artists to do that because they know they are selling themselves to the world and they want to tell the world where they are coming from so they come for the fabric. And also for designers, it depends on the activities you want to do. Maybe when you are getting somewhere out of your own milieu (environment) you want to still sell where you are coming from, tell people a story from your outfit, they put on toghu. So those are the kind of clients that come for the toghu fabric but coming out with the collection I have, calls for a lot of attention, normally girls and guys around will love to put on Toghu because it is sexy,” said Ngwane.
Toghu is worn today by many to mark special occasions and events like weddings and other formal gatherings. The fabric is also popular outside the country and its designs have inspired collections at various international fashion events in recent years.
John Awah is a traditional elder and says the fashion sector has a key role to play in keeping toghu relevant today.
“It is so important up to the level where a chief, a prince is dedicated a chief is restricted out of ordinary dresses especially when there is an event, an important ceremony he goes in toghu nothing else but toghu.It is very very important, very significant because it portrayed the identity of our culture.”
By creating fashionable outfits and accessories, Cameroonians are able to keep an important part of their heritage alive and cash in on an ancient tradition.
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