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[Nigeria] Don Jazzy Reveal His Respect For Funke Akindele. #WCW


Don Jazzy has applauded actress Funke Akindele-Bello for owning up to her mistake after her faceoff with the Lagos state government.

Recall that the actress and her hubby, JJC Skillz, were arraigned before an Ogba Magistrate court by the state government for holding a house party in their Amen estate home on April 5 despite the social distancing order. Funke acknowledged her mistake and thereafter apologised to Nigerians.

In a post shared this morning, Don Jazzy says he has more respect for her for making such a mistake and owning up to it.

‘‘#WCW I have always admired your talent and hard work but I have more respect for you now as a person. You made a mistake and you owned it. This takes courage and you have shown all of us that you are courageous. As humans, we must make mistakes. Only God is perfect. My prayer everyday is that I don’t make a mistake that will cost me my life or reputation.

You have made yours and the whole world has seen. Thankfully, it didn’t cost you your life or anyone else’s. Just a tiny reputational damage that in my opinion you have already restored because you have paid the price with jara on top. If you dey shame, stop am o, because as TuBaba talk, “nobody holy pass”. I pray that henceforth, you continue to be the good example that you have always been to us all. Amen. One more thing, I don dey act now o. Tenks! #IDJA cc @funkejenifaakindele” he wrote


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Did Mr. P buy Tacha ‘House’ in Port Harcourt?


Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Natacha Akide popularly known as Tacha says she has gotten a house for herself in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Tacha was one of the housemates from the fourth edition of the reality TV show.


The reality TV star while on an Instagram live chat with music star, Peter Okoye of the defunct group, Psquare, revealed that she had gotten a new crib in Port Harcourt.

Okoye had asked the reality TV star if the news of her acquiring a house in Port Harcourt was true

”It’s true, its actually true, I just don’t think its time to spill,” she replied.


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Davido buys his staff house in Lekki?


Once again, singer Davido practices what he preaches “We rise by lifting others” as he lifts his staff with a new house in Lekki.
In the spirit of Easter celebration, DMW boss, Davido decided to spoil his staff with property inside the most-sought after location in Lagos, Lekki.

The award-winning singer, shared the news on his Instagram page as he captioned it;


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COVID-19 Lockdown: Lagos govt retire case against Naira Marley, Gbadamosi.


The Lagos State Government has withdrawn the charges it filed against musician, Naira Marley, and a politician, Babatunde Gbadamosi for violating lockdown.

Naira Marley, Gbadamosi and his wife were charged before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba for attending a crowded birthday party in violation of the government’s social distancing directive to check the spread of coronavirus.


They were scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday but the government, according to one of the defence counsel, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), withdrew the four counts filed against the three defendants.

Policemen had earlier barred journalists from the court premises.

At the end of the proceedings, Adegboruwa briefed journalists on what transpired in the courtroom.

He said the state withdrew the charges on the condition that the defendants would tender an apology to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu


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Teni reveal her emotional crush on Mavins boss, Don Jazzy.


Popular Nigerian Singer, Teni ‘The Entertainer’ has taken to her twitter page to reveal that she has an emotional crush on renowned music entrepreneur, Don Jazzy.

Teni, who is also known for her playful personality has made it a habit to tease her followers with her remarks on social media.


Teni’s fans have since reacted from the moment she sent the tweet.

Her words ;

I have an emotional crush on Don jazzy!


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He who has obeyed ‘total lockdown’ 100% should cast first stone – Uti back Funke Akindele, JJC, others.


Uti Nwachukwu has slammed ”hypocrites ” while reacting to the arrest of Funke Akindele-Bello who was picked up by authorities on Sunday for holding a party during the Coronavirus lockdown in Lagos.

The media personality said those who have obeyed lockdown 100% should cast the first stone, while noting that ‘the same ones admiring you are the same people that clamour for your persecution at the slightest misstep.’


Uti also pleaded with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to fine and release the actress after she and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, pleaded guilty to the one count charge of defiling the orders of the Lagos state government on public gatherings and social distancing.

He wrote: ‘#freefunkeakindele .NIGERIA: the same ones screaming I love u! The same ones Begging you for help , the same ones admiring you ARE THE SAME PEOPLE That clamour for your persecution at the slightest misstep.’

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one of the first lessons I learnt early : don’t fall for most of the praises of the ones that claim they are FANS! Unless tried and tested . They ache to see you fall from grace !! But not this time!! STAND STONG FUNKE! .

He who has obeyed this SHUTDOWN 100% should cast the First stone …She has apologised … She has even tweeted that she is broken , if that that doesn’t scream remorse I don’t know why else would


H.E @jidesanwoolu Please Please Please impose a Fine and Free #freejenifa


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COVID-19: Naira Marley to be arraign to court over lockdown violation


Singer Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, has surrendered himself to the police at State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State.

The state police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana, who confirmed this, said Naira Marley arrived the SCID office on Monday afternoon April 6, and has been interrogated. He will also be charged to court for violating the restriction orders.

The police say the command has launched a manhunt for the remaining persons who attended the party organized by Funke Akindele and her hubby over the weekend.


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Nigerians demand arrest of Naira Marley, Funke Akindele, JJC, others.


Nigerians took to social media on Sunday to criticize entertainer, Afeez Fashola known as Naira Marley.

The criticism was stirred by the party hosted by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, Nigerian singer, and producer, better known as JJC Skillz.

The couple went against both Lagos State and Federal government orders on Saturday as they hosted a house party in celebration of JJC Skillz’s birthday amidst coronavirus lockdown.

The party was crowded with popular faces such as Naira Marley and Eniola Badmus in attendance.

The couple even went ahead to showcase photos and videos on social media.

Nigerians are now calling for the arrest of the celebrities including Naira Marley who is under trial for his alleged involvement in credit card fraud.

@NotJustSalmanPR, “Sidney pranked us, he got away with it. If the government doesn’t arrest everyone that attended that Funke Akindele’s house party, Maybe everyone should just go back to their normal lives and let the virus kill all of us.”

@Ewaoluwa wrote: “NCDC ambassador, Funke Akindele and everyone at the party should be locked up now.”

“You’ll see Naira Marley in anything that has to do with stupidity,” a Twitter user wrote.

Another said: “See the Crowd at Funke Akindele’s Party with Naira Marley in attendance, Eniola Badmus and people who just barely returned from the UK.

“The height of irresponsibility!”

However, in a now-deleted tweet, Funke Akindele said everyone who attended the house party was camped in her Estate before the lockdown.

Below are some reactions to Funke Akindele’s explanation:


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Olamide change my life – Master Kraft.


Popular music producer, Master Kraft is gushing over YBNL boss, Olamide as he tagged him a talented genius.

Taking to Instagram, the beatmaker pointed out that the YBNL boss, Olamide, changed his life and he would forever be grateful.


Master Kraft also reeled that the point of him saying so is that he wanted it to be recorded that Olamide is the best.

The beatmaker further stated that anything Olamide laid his hands on is always a success.


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COVID-19: 2baba donate N10 Million in fight against pandemic.


2Baba Idibia has pledged a donation of N10 million to the fight against pandemic, coronavirus.

According to the singer, the donation is in conjunction with International Breweries plc towards the battle against the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.


“Together with Trophy Extra Special Stout, I will be making a N10m donation to support initiatives combating CoVID 19,” said 2baba.

The award-winning music star also noted that in a bid to sensitise the public against the spread of the virus, he will be holding an e-concert on April 12.


2Baba said the e-concert will be live-streamed on his social media handles.

“The idea of the e-concert is for me to lend my voice and call on Nigerians to come together to combat this global pandemic by heeding the stay-at-home request from the government so that the spread of the virus can be reduced to its barest minimum.

Also, It will provide a moment of hope, optimism, and comfort to everybody in this trying time.”

The African Queen singer also called on other celebrities, business personnel and corporate organisations’ support in combating the spread of the CoVID 19 virus in any way they can.


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See what isolation has turn me into – Davido says. {Video}


As every human on earth whose place of residence is faced with the plague of the novel Corona Virus is practicing ‘self-isolation’ so as to curb the spread of the virus, celebrities are not left out as majority of them even use their platform to raise awareness.

Nigeria’s Covid-19 cases is stealthily on the rise and in light of this, the government has declared a lockdown in every state, particularly in the ones that have the most cases.

This has Nigerians staying at home and trying to stay safe – including celebrities in the country. Sensational singer, Davido who’s also in the country, looks to have picked a new vocation as he stays home with the rest of his folks.

In a video shared on his IG page not long ago, the singer says isolation has turned him into a clueless bricklayer – he’s seen trying to mount a toy set which should be for his son with his lover, Chioma.

https://www.instagram.com/davidoofficial/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=BD867008-1888-48B2-9BBE-BFF2931056F1

The singer shared the video with the caption,

Isolation don turn me to brick layer 😂 been on this one hour no progress 😂


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COVID-19: If fear is what will make you stay at home, be afraid – Simi.


Nigerian female pop singer, Simi took to her instagram page to advise Nigerians over the Coronavirus pandemic.
Simisola Ogunleye shows her concerns over the virus that was reported as disturbance in Nigeria most especially in Lagos & Abuja.

An average Nigerians’ disbelief the fact the Coronavirus has arrived in the nation as no death case was reported.


In reference to medical advice and federal government declaration over the control of Coronavirus, Simi urge Nigerians to comprehend with the government and health system by staying home.

See her post below

In addition, she said:

I realize our parents/grandparents are stubborn. The people that need to be most protected are the most resistant. But beg them to stay home. Share as much information/pictures with them. Tell them they’re at higher risk.

If they insist on going to church, show them the stories of churches abroad where the virus spread. These religious heads need to start being more responsible. People respect you – ACT LIKE YOU DESERVE THE RESPECT. Be compassionate and tell your followers to stay home. They listen to you!! The country has been shut down for less trivial things before etc…somehow we got by. Now let’s do it for something way more important. For our lives.

We’ve been governing ourselves on a lot of things that matter for a while now, we have no choice but to continue. Please 🤎🤎

If fear is what will make you stay at home, be afraid


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COVID-19: Pandemic not as deadly as typhoid and malaria – Seyi Shay.


She also questioned why the government is given attention to coronavirus while ignoring the damages done by typhoid and malaria.

Her Tweet reads:
“So wait… is corona virus more deadly than malaria? And why cant our government do something about malaria and Typhoid that people seem to be getting every week out here? Or is that just a WHOOOOLE ‘nother story??


“Ok, so its contagious BUT is it more deadly? This one that everyone is forgetting that people have been and are still dying from Malaria and typhoid… daily! #jedimindgames”

She also said the virus is not as deadly as the common flu ;

“Im also saying that Covid-19 is apparently NOT even as deadly as common influenza to the average healthy person ! But u will not go and study, reserach, seek knowledge listen to real fucking news! Just jumping on wagons and excited to be a part of ‘Jedi mind tricks’ awon werey!”, she wrote.


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Why I don’t sing Gospel songs – Lynxxx open up.

despite being a born again Christian


Nigerian singer, Chukie Edozien, popularly known as Lynxxx, has said he has not been directed by God to release a gospel song to conform with his new status.

The ‘Fine Lady’ crooner who announced to his fans that he has become a born-again Christian 5 years go, who once declared that it is not a sin to take alcoholic drinks, stressed that he is not a gospel singer.


In a recent interview with Punch’s Saturday Beats, Lynxxx said he is still making hip hop music even though his lifestyle has changed.

He said, “It has been five years since I have been a born again Christian and I’ve never said I am doing gospel music. I am still Lynxxx and I still make good music. The only difference is that my lifestyle has changed. I am not releasing gospel music or album anytime soon because I don’t feel like God has pointed me in that direction. However, expect new music from me.”

Lynxxx also disclosed that he has been spending his time building businesses instead of doing music for now. “For the past five years, I have been building businesses. To be realistic, I cannot bequeath a music career to my children but I can give them businesses I have built for them to inherit. I no longer think about myself alone. Now, I am concerned with building and leaving something for generations to come. If I have been able to sustain myself without making music for a certain period, it means I have been doing the right thing by thinking of more ways to generate income.”He added.

He, however, admitted that music had done amazing things for him. “Music did amazing things for me by putting me in key positions to be able to build further. Everyone needs to understand that knowing someone for something doesn’t mean that is what the person will die doing. If one doesn’t invest in more streams of income, when the music stops selling, how would one be able to sustain oneself? I have a background in business, so for me, it is beyond just music.”


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Nigerian celebrities congratulate Skiibii on his recent achievement. (See…)


Congratulatory messages has been falling in place for Nigerian singer, Abbey Elias popularly known as Skiibii on his latest achievement.

The 27 year old who just acquired a new Toyota Prado took to his instagram page to share pictures of the car with the caption ” Updated iOS “.


See Picture below:

Nigerian celebrities took to the comment section of the post on IG to celebrate with Skiibii.

See some posts below:

Skiibi was signed to Five Start Music in 2014 where he released a number of hit songs like ‘Ah Skiibii’. He left his former label last year to start More Grace Music, his own creative enterprise, More Grace Music World, where he is working on his debut album.


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Yemi Alade clocks 31 – See her throwback photos and bio.


Yemi Eberechi Alade (born 13 March 1989), simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny”.


Early life

Yemi Eberechi Alade was born in Abia State, Nigeria, to James Alade and Helen Uzoma. Her father is a police commissioner of Yoruba descent while her mother is of Igbo descent, resulting in her being referred to as the Yoruba-Igbo girl. A native of Ondo State, South West, Nigeria, Alade is the fifth born of seven children in her family. She went to St. Savior British Primary School and later attended Victory Grammar School in Lagos. Alade studied Geography at the University of Lagos.

Music career

2014–2016: King of Queens and Mama Africa

Alade’s debut studio album King of Queens was released on October 2, 2014, by Effyzzie Music Group. Alade collaborated with producers such as Selebobo, Sizzle Pro, Shady Bizniz, Philkeyz, Young D, GospelOnDeBeatz, DIL, OJB Jezreel, Mr Chidoo, Fliptyce, EL Mcee and Beat Nation. The album was preceded by three singles: “Johnny”, “Tangerine” and “Kissing”. It features guest appearances and skits from Bovi, R2Bees, Phyno, Chidinma, DIL, Selebobo and Diamond Platnumz. Alade promoted the album by touring several African countries, including Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. The deluxe edition of King of Queens was released in November 2014, and contains French versions of songs originally performed in English. Its cover art was unveiled on 21 October 2014. According to the music platform, A Nation of Billions, King of Queens sold over 100,000 copies.


Alade’s second studio album Mama Africa was released on March 25, 2016, by Effyzzie Music Group. The album is the follow-up to her debut studio album King of Queens (2014). It features guest appearances from P-Square, Sarkodie, Sauti Sol, Flavour N’abania, Rotimi Keys, DJ Arafat and Selebobo. The album was produced by GospelOnDeBeatz, DJ Coublon, Selebobo, Philkeyz, BeatsByEmzo, Masterkraft, Rotimi Keys and Mr. Chidoo. It was supported by six singles: “Na Gode”, “Do As I Do”, “Ferrari”, “Kom Kom”, “Africa” and “Tumbum”. Mama Africa was made available for pre-order on iTunes a week before its official release. Alade announced that proceeds from the sale of the album will go to the Feed a Child charity initiative. The deluxe edition of the album was released on April 6, 2016, and features guest vocals from South African musicians Bucie and AKA.

2017–present: Black Magic and Woman of Steel

Alade’s third studio album Black Magic was released on December 15, 2017. The album features collaboration with artists such as Olamide and Falz. Its production was handled by V-Tek, Krizbeatz, Young D, Sess, Fliptyce, I Am Beatz, Philkeyz, 2Kriss, Sarz, Echoand and DJ Coublon. The album was made available for streaming on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and other digital platforms.

In July 2019, Alade became the first African female artist to reach one million subscribers on YouTube. Her song “Johnny” currently holds the YouTube record for the most watched African Female music video of all time. Alade was featured on “Don’t Jealous Me”, a track from Beyoncé’s soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift. She appeared on the track alongside Mr Eazi and Tekno. Rolling Stone magazine revealed that Alade also recorded a verse for an earlier version of “My Power” in June.

Alade released her fourth studio album, Woman of Steel, in 2019. It features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Angélique Kidjo, Funke Akindele and Duncan Mighty.


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2019: Naira Marley tops ‘Most Viewed’ artists list in Nigeria.


Leader of the Marlian Movement, Naira Marley has been named the most viewed artist on Youtube in Nigeria for the year 2019.

Youtube recently launched its Music streaming platform and Naira Marley made a surprise appearance at the event.


During a talk show with him, the host asked how he felt to be the most viewed artist on Youtube in Nigeria, he replied that he felt like a mini legend.

In addition, Davido, Burna Boy, Kiss Daniel, Teni, Zlatan, Chris Brown, Olamide, Wizkid, Mercy Chinwo also made the list of most viewed artists on Youtube in Nigeria for the year 2019. Chris Brown is the only foreign artist in the list.

It was also revealed during the launch that 90% of the views of the top 100 most viewed Nigerian based artists came from outside Nigeria. While 70% of views were from outside Africa.


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Fuji star, Obesere speak on intimacy with Cossy Ojiakor.


Fuji star, Abass Akande better known as Obesere has opened up on his relationship with busty Nollywood actress Cossy Ojiakor, who made an appearance in his hit song, Apple Juice.

The musician who is presently having a career resurgence thanks to his viral hit ‘Egungun Be Careful’ sat with Boombuzz Nigeria and addressed his rumored affair with the light skinned actress.


Obesere started off by noting that he didn’t discover Cossy but rather she was discovered by Gbenga Adewusi, the owner of Bayowa Films and Records International.

He said Cossy at the time had approached Adewusi and declared her intention to become a star. This resulted in Cossy being given a slot to feature as a video vixen in Obesere’s Apple Juice music project, especially because of her bodily endowment.

According to the fuji star, Cossy was always reserved and only showed her true colors whenever it was time to get busy and work. He made it clear that she was a professional at her job. When Obesere was asked if he was intimately involved with Cossy or the other ladies that feature in his music videos, he made it clear that nothing of such ever came to life.

Obesere while bearing witness to God said that he does not even have the mobile contact of Cossy, and can only get access to it if he calls on Adewusi.


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I have become too accessible – Tiwa Savage cries


Nigerian top female artiste, Tiwa Savage has revealed that she is changing her personal info as she thinks she has become too accessible.


Tiwa Savage shared on her social media page;

‘Def changing my personal info. I think I’ve become tooooo accesible’


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It is unclear what could have happened recently that would warrant her making this decision but we can only imagine what it means to have your personal info flying around at this time.

Tiwa grew to fame under the management of her ex-husband, Tee Billz who she had a son with before their marriage ended.

She was signed under Don Jazzy’s record label, Mavins Records before she got signed under Universal records. She has steadily been climbing the ladder to success and she is currently one of the biggest artistes in Africa.


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Top 20 Richest Artists In Nigeria Music Industry.

…as of march, 2020


° Wizkid ‘Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun‘.

{$20million}

° Davido ‘David Adeleke‘.

{$19million}

° Don Jazzy ‘Michael Collins Ajereh‘.

{$18.5million}

° Burna Boy ‘Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu‘.

{$17million}

° 2face or 2baba ‘Innocent Idibia‘.

{$16million}

° Olamide ‘Olamide Adedeji‘.

{$12million}

° Phyno ‘Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike‘.

{$11million}

° Timaya ‘Inetimi Alfred Odon‘.

{$10.5million}

° Psquare ‘Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye‘.

{$10million}

° Flavour N’abania ‘Chinedu Okoli‘.

{$9.5million}

° Tiwa Savage Tiwatope Savage-Balogun‘.

{$9million}

° Banky W ‘Olubankole Wellington‘.

{$8.5million}

° Tekno ‘Augustine Miles Kelechi‘.

{$8million}

° Jidenna ‘Jidenna Theodore Mobisson‘.

{$7million}

° Yemi Alade ‘Yemi Eberechi Alade‘.

{$6million}

° Kcee ‘Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo‘.

{$5million}

° Teniola ‘Teniola Apata‘.

{$5million}

° Kizz Daniel ‘Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe‘.

{$3million}

° MI Abaga ‘Jude Lemfani Abaga‘.

{$2million}

° Duncan Mighty ‘Duncan Wene Mighty Okechukwu’.

{$1.8million}


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I erect on my wife every morning to wake her up – Naira Marley


Rap enigma and controversial singer, Naira Marley, has revealed how he wakes his wife up in the middle of the night with an erection.

Naira Marley shared on his social media page;


“I will wake her up with a sexy hard erect@ because that’s better than morning coffee”.

Naira Marley

He also called on his loyal fans known as Marlians to join hands and make Nigeria great again. He made the call through his verified Twitter account @Officialnairam1.

Naira Marley wrote: “Marlians we can make nigeria great again. We believe we can because we have the power to have an effect on the behaviour and character of someone. So help us God.”


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Zlatan Ibile tells his grass to grace story. {Read..}


Zlatan Ibile has narrated his childhood struggles and the effort his mom put into feeding his family while growing up.

Zlatan Ibile speaks on how he struggled while growing up

The artiste made the revelation in a series of tweets as he revealed that his mother used to collect Garri for them to eat on credit, adding that there were times she used only N150 to cook Okra soup for the family.

Zlatan Ibile {Omoniyi Temidayo}

Zlatan who was grateful for having come this far after the humble and poor beginning he had, decided to use the opportunity to tell fans what he went through while offering to help them with little sums of cash.

The ‘Able God’ singer wrote on his Twitter page:“My mama too #Suffer. “I remember how my mum use to collect Garri on credit and with just 150naira my mama dey cook better okro soup. “If eba no finish we no dey touch meat 4 children 1 meat.”


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MI Abaga launches own Record Label, ‘Incredible Music’ as he steps out of Chocolate City.


MI Abaga launches his own music record label “Incredible Music”

Nigerian rapper, MI Abaga has parted ways with Chocolate City music record label after a 13years business relationship with the label.


MI made the announcement via Instagram on Friday, revealing his decision to finally let go and move on because it now seem that his best is not enough.

Nigerian rapper, MI Abaga

MI also announced the start of his own record label named Incredible Music.

He released his 10th studio project titled Judah The EP, which is also his first release under Incredible Music.

https://www.instagram.com/_u/mi_abaga/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=3F4C1CD0-7035-4AE8-9E40-5D357722413F


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