How Davido, Wizkid reacted to fan who tried to compare them

Nigeria’s top artistes, Wizkid and Davido on Thursday slammed a fan who tried to stir a dispute between them.

A Twitter user, @Starling vibes, had told Davido to stop having a good time and focus on coming up with hits like Wizkid.

He wrote: “Be living, loving and laughing while @wizkidayo drops another hit.

Davido in reaction shunned the fan, as he stated that he has no problem with making hits.

“Lmao baba go and sleep this is so last year .. and yea I’m sure the world knows by now say me I no get problem wen it comes to HITS!” Davido tweeted.

However,Wizkid, ‘Davido’s new best friend’ came to his defence, asking the OBO crooner to ignore such comments.

“forget dem Obo!” Wizkid replied

The bond between both artistes seems to be waxing stronger since they reconciled in December 2017.

Why I used Wizkid’s ‘Daddy Yo’ for ‘Pacific Rim’ – John Boyega

British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega, has revealed why he used Star singer, Wizkid’s song ‘Daddy Yo’, among the soundtrack for his upcoming film ‘Pacific Rim’.

The star of ‘Detroit’ and ‘Star Wars’, said he had the opportunity to influence creative choices in the film so it was important to have Afrobeats music in the action flick.

The Hollywood star had in December disclosed that “Pacific Rim”, would heavily target Nigeria as a main marketing spot.

Boyega on his Instagram wrote “One of the most exciting things about producing Pacific Rim Uprising was the opportunity to influence the creative choices.

”So I put @wizkidayo song “Daddy yo” in the movie. Jaegers need afrobeats too!

“Oh yeah… here’s a video of me listening to this very song. Cool, calm and collected. I think”.

EME Shuts-down Operation As A Record Label: Read Banky W’s Statement

Prominent Nigerian music company; EME (Empire Mates Entertainment) responsible for launching the careers of music heavyweights – Wizkid and Skales has shut down operations as a record label.

The company’s co-founder Banky W made this revelation on Instagram with a lengthy two-part post explaining that EME is now an advertising, PR, media, and talent management agency.

His text revealed that some of the talents under the new EME agency include; Ebuka Echendu, DJ Xclusive, and ToolzO.

Read full statement below;

“Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) was started by @captdemuren & I, way back in 2001/2002 – in my dorm room at my University in NY.

The reason we used the word “Empire” was because Tunde and I were crazy enough to dream that we could build a company that would eventually become an Empire.. one that would serve as the launching pad for not only my career goals in music, movies, and other interests… but one that would also serve as a stepping stone for other talents to become more successful and achieve their goals as well.

We started the record label part of it right there in my room, which we relocated to Lagos around Vals day 2008 – and we thank God for guiding and crowning our efforts thus far; we’ve played our little part in helping discover/boost the careers of a number of talents in the Music business (some of your favourite Artists, Producers & Engineers..) and we are forever grateful for the opportunity to live out our dreams by giving others a platform to shine as well. In January of 2017, after 9 years of being in the Nigerian Music Industry, we decided it was time to quietly close the Record Label Arm of our business.

Essentially we have restructured our business.. and instead of operating just as a record label, we have expanded and changed our focus a bit… we are now a full-fledged Media Agency that focuses on Creative Marketing, Advertising, PR, Brand Events/Activations AND a talent management firm.

This switch in focus has been amazing and fulfilling.. behind the scenes, we have been able to impact the launching and marketing of a number of brands and companies the way we did artists.. but even in the talent management side, we are no longer restricted to working with just Music Artistes. We still work with Musicians, but we also work with OAP’s, Actors and are evaluating sports management as well.

The goal was always to find talents and brands we believe in, and partner with them to help them become more successful… now we have expanded to do that for more than just the Music business. We are excited about our client portfolio: the corporate brands we rep, as well as the talents. At the moment, our clients are: @djxclusive83, @ebuka, @toolzo, @adesuaetomi, and of course yours truly Mr. W. (And a few corporate brands as well)

Talk to us for all things Marketing/Advertising/PR/Media/Entertainment. We shoot tvc’s and documentaries just as great as we do music videos. We launch brands and products as well as we have launched Artists.

Need some help with your digital marketing? Need an ad campaign? Influencers for your next launch? Finding the right brand ambassadors for your product? We are your one-stop shop for the marriage between corporate Africa and Entertainment. For a simple reference, it’s kind of like how Jay went from Rocafella to Roc Nation. Just.. same name, new targets.
@theofficialeme_ is our IG page, and for booking any of our clients pls holla at us directly.
Grateful for our past, and excited about our future.. this is EME. God bless you all and thanks for the support.”

(Part 2 – continued from previous post) Essentially we have restructured our business.. and instead of operating just as a record label, we have expanded and changed our focus a bit… we are now a full fledged Media Agency that focuses on Creative Marketing, Advertising, PR, Brand Events/Activations AND a talent management firm. This switch in focus has been amazing and fulfilling.. behind the scenes, we have been able to impact the launching and marketing of a number of brands and companies the way we did artists.. but even in the talent management side, we are no longer restricted to working with just Music Artistes. We still work with Musicians, but we also work with OAP’s, Actors and are evaluating sports management as well. The goal was always to find talents and brands we believe in, and partner with them to help them become more successful… now we have expanded to do that for more than just the Music business. We are excited about our client portfolio: the corporate brands we rep, as well as the talents. At the moment, our clients are: @djxclusive83, @ebuka, @toolzo, @adesuaetomi, and of course yours truly Mr W. (And a few corporate brands as well) Talk to us for all things Marketing/Advertising/PR/Media/Entertainment. We shoot tvc’s and documentaries just as great as we do music videos. We launch brands and products as well as we have launched Artists. Need some help with your digital marketing? Need an ad campaign? Influencers for your next launch? Finding the right brand ambassadors for your product? We are your one stop shop for the marriage between corporate Africa and Entertainment. For a simple reference, it’s kind of like how Jay went from Rocafella to Roc Nation. Just.. same name, new targets. @theofficialeme_ is our IG page, and for booking any of our clients pls holla at us directly. Grateful for our past, and excited about our future.. this is EME. God bless you all and thanks for the support.

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This Is What Wizkid Has In Mind For His Fans In 2018

Starboy artiste, Wizkid has signed a new deal with Nike to make official jerseys for his fans.

This is a big success for the music artiste as he is set to be the first African artiste to receive this honour.

Wizkid fans would be able to identify with him more now with these new jerseys that will be up for sale sometime this year.

Read: These New Photos Of Wizkid Will Give You A Sneak Peak To What He’s Been Working On Lately

Wizkid and Nigerian footballer Alex Iwobi unveiled the new jersey kit of the Nigerian team for World Cup 2019 in London.

See photos below.

These New Photos Of Wizkid Will Give You A Sneak Peak To What He’s Been Working On Lately

Music artiste, Wizkid is gearing up to release a new video soon, and he is showing off his fit form in these new behind the scene photos.

The starboy is looking ready to conquer in these pictures where the setting is a beach, giving the music artiste chance to flaunt his body a little.

We love what we are seeing wizzy.

Read: Fun Photos As Wizkid Hangs Out With Banky W, Tunde Demuren & Paul Okoye

Take a look at the photos.

Wizkid’s New Album is on the way!

Wizkid dropped a little teaser for his fans as he put up a post on social media regarding the upcoming album for 2018. Wizkid seems to be preparing to release another album, just months after he released Sounds From The Other Side.

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#Grammys 2018: Why African Pop Music Should Be Recognised By the Grammys

For the longest time, there has been a misidentification of contemporary African music – from the degrading “World Music” tag to the now prevailing “Afrobeats” label, our pop music has been wrongfully labelled with all sorts of misleading tags.

In this episode of “VIbes with Vheektor”, Vheektor Okpala provides a thorough breakdown of the “Afrobeat Conundrum” and why African pop music should be recognised by the Grammy’s and every global pop music platform that exists.

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