HOT NOISE BURNS CHINAWHYTE
The lyrical wunderkinds of Hot Noise entertainment are sending down chill the spines of Hip Hop lovers all over the world as they take their music to another level recently in Malaysia.
Sensational Young Stunna carved a niche for himself alongside others like MC Kebsu, MC Dynamo and Half Eyez, when they throng Chinawhyte with “Skimpee” as they blew da roof to the excitement of music lovers and playa haters alike.
Nigerian-born Rapper/Producer, Young Stunna has been involved in different aspects of music from an early age, from singing in the church choir as a child, to learning to play the piano to rapping old Heavy D and MC Hammer songs. His musical style is loosely influenced by music he listened to, growing up, for example, Heavy D, Shabba Ranks, Bob Marley, Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls, Ludacris, and production influences, Scott Storch, Dr Dre, DJ Premier, Timbaland etc.
Young Stunna (or “Stunna tha god”) is currently working towards releasing his first mixtape aptly titled “The Research Paper”, and will be released within the first quarter of next year, 2011. The mixtape boasts production from a lineup of International indie Producers, notably German Producer – Simon Blaze (David Correy, Yung Berg), DJ Frank E (Black Dada, Florida, Kanye West), Singaporean – Moe Masri (Craig Bass, DJ Smallz), Upcoming Miami Producer – J.Harv, Botswanian – Rimzy (A.T.I, Scar, Jujuboy), Nigerian Singer/Producer – Rogers, who handles a bulk of the production, and Young Stunna himself as well as a ton of others. He’s also managed to secure Ringtone deals, with Malaysian Telecom giant, Maxis for a few songs off the mixtape (Hold It Down, Lights Cameras Action, I Don’t Need Ur Love, and What Would You Do)
Currently based in Malaysia, he runs a production outfit, known as Hot Noise Music. He’s rocked an uncountable number of shows and Venues with stunning Live Performances and a hyped-up stage presence and as a result, he has opened for many big artistes in Malaysia.
He’s also racked up a couple of awards under his belt, such as VIMA (Malaysian Independent Music Awards) for BEST HIPHOP ACT and AVIMA (Asian Independent Music Awards) for BEST HIPHOP SONG (Lights Cameras Action) and Best African Act in Asia.
His song, “Lights Cameras Action” featuring Bruneian singer, JuJu, peaked No.4 in Bruneian charts, also he’s featured on mixtapes by DJ Krates (Slip N Slide DJs International) Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes, DJ Fuzz (BumSquad DJs) and Universal Republic recording artiste, Black Dada.
Even with all this, Young Stunna, proclaims, “Am still not yet where I wanna be at this moment, I think I still got a long way to go”.
MC KEBSU ON THE RISE
MC Kebsu is a prolific unsigned dance-hall artist who hails from Southern Nigeria.
He is a lover of music since his days in high school. It took him a long time to really decide if he wants to be a singer till he started singing in church choirs and attended few high school competitions.
He came fully into music in 2009 after he travelled to Malaysia for studies and got inspired by friends who saw the talent in him.
In Malaysia, Kebsu joined a group of two called IKO MUSIC, he did some songs and he has been on steady climb to the top, as he have performed in various events and concerts in Malaysia such as, African Entertainment Awards 2010, Wande Coal Live and lots of other live events in Malaysia.
MC Kebsu and the Iko Music as a whole are determined to take the music scene by the storm.
DYNAMO aka DiddyOpi
Born and breed in the heart of Lagos city, Nigeria, this talented young artiste grew-up with a lot of musical genres at his disposal, from techno to hip-hop, jazz to Rhythm & blues (RnB).
His greatest influences and introduction to music were from his parents, being choristers themselves. He learnt a lot about music from his Dad and ‘Uncle’ Sammy Okposo who taught him how to sing and hold a note and play the drums whilst in the choir.
As a kid in primary school he also was part of the schools drum line and attained the post of band leader. From singing he got influenced by the rap culture after listening to artistes like Public Enemies, Biggie, Smallz, Big Pun, Warren G, JayZ, Nas, etc…..
Dynamo (aka DiddyOpi) is also a writer, poet, and dancer. His freestyle over Tony Yayo’s so seductive beat and collaboration track with Young Stunna and Big Fellow on DjRojay’s FreshNashaun Mix tape, earned him a spot on the Malaysian Music/Hip-Hop/Afro-Pop scene.
Currently He has been featured on some tracks by Young Stunna and the banging hit single ‘Blackberry Crase’ by the C.E.O Iko Music/ King of Dancehall in Malaysia Britella and Iko Music Star, Kebsu. Currently he is working on his own single and mix tape which should both be dropping simultaneously sometimes in the third quarter of 2011.
Based in Malaysia for the pursuit of academic excellence, He joined the award winning and widely known production crew, Hot Noise Music, in Nov of 2010, with Young Stunna running the outfit and Skimpee as Manager. His first Major show was the Choc Boyz Show held at Longbar Car Park on the 13th of Nov 2010, where he received a proper and arousing induction into the Malaysian Show biz scene.
He is also a pioneer member of 100 degrees dance crew, Icognito, FreshBoyzInc, and Head of Streetkatz Crew all based in Jos,Lagos and Abuja respectively…… He also has performed alongside numerous Nigerian Superstars in Nigeria at different occasions.
With so much to offer and amazing skills, he still thirsts for more to do and give.
His favorite slogan ‘Don’t be too Skeptical’ which he wears on a dog-tag round his neck, says it all about what he has to offer.
WARNING!! A NEW FEVER IS IN TOWN
There is a new fever in town! And no, it is neither Ebola – the deadly scare of the moment – nor lassa fever. Rather it is Dorobucci fever.
In what was first used as Instagram and twitter hashtags by none other than the irrepressible, mega-talented, super-producer Don Jazzy, Dorobucci ‘the catchphrase’ became an instant social media hit, captivating the senses and appeal of Nigerians, despite the fact that then no one knew the meaning of the word. Further momentum was gained when Dorobucci ‘the song’, was released, and since then it has hit more than 12 million downloads. Old men and women tastefully rock the song like oldies; parents use the prefix ‘Doro’ in naming their children; the youths drool over the song like bees on honey; and not to forget the kids who can sing Dorobucci from start to finish without breaking a sweat. Saying that Dorobucci is the unofficial national anthem of Nigeria is akin to saying that the earth is spherical.
Even the continent, and the globe, has caught the Dorobucci bug, which is spreading like wild fire. From nightclubs in Accra to beer huts by the beach in Togo, from neighbourhoods in South Africa to public centres in Nairobi, Dorobucci is topping the charts.
The delirium and anticipation that preceded Dorobucci ‘the video’ was fever pitch: the internet stratosphere was inundated with interesting and comical video versions of Dorobucci, and the countdown to the video premiere was like football fans eagerly awaiting the final whistle of the referee in a world cup final match.
Toni Kan of This Day aptly comments inter alia: “On the surface, as with most Don Jazzy produced songs, Dorobucci sounds like something you would hear from inebriated kegites on a lazy Friday night but the difference is that while the melody might sound commonplace, Don Jazzy has sprinkled his sound and song with the revitalizing ash of novelty thus elevating this simple ditty into a national anthem”.
While our hips vibrate to the unique beats and our ears tingle to the sweet melody of the song, ours minds have not come short to marvel by the sheer ingenuity that gave womb to Dorobucci. It couldn’t have come from anyone else but Don Jazzy himself, who is also credited with introducing similar inconceivable and bizzare-cum phenomenal catchphrases, such as Eminado and Kokolet, into the musical lexicon. While the former has been explained as “Goodluck”, the latter is still being given contextual definitions. And don’t bother to look up these words in the dictionary.
Don Jazzy needs no introduction nor does his inimitable creativity, evidenced by the countless hits under his craftmanship. What perhaps need a little tweaking on his rich CV is a new personage: “Don Jazzy ‘the recording artiste’, athough one he would rather not acknowledge himself to be.
We are accustomed to the creative side of Don Jazzy ‘the producer’, and even the unique voice that makes all the difference of Don Jazzy ‘the back-up singer’, but few people would be prepared for the stunning performance of Don Jazzy ‘the recording artiste’ in Dorobucci. He was immarculate and perfect; masterful of his gift and in complete control, charismatic as ever, a mantra of sort.
Recording works released during the Mo’hits era, it could be recalled, all had imprints of his top-notch production skills and trademark voice. They include: Tongolo, Gbono Feli, Suddenly, Mr. Endowed, Oliver Twist (D’banj); Bumper 2 Bumper, Who Born the Maga, Rotate, The Kick (Wande Coal); Pop Something, Over the Moon, Surulere (Dr. Sid); Omoba, Give it to me, Goody Bag Take Banana (D’Prince); Eminado (Tiwa Savage); Wind am Well (Ikechukwu aka Killz); Asewo (Naeto C); Ijoya (Weird MC), and many more. As if these hits were only warning shots of his artistry as a recording artiste, Don Jazzy laid yet another marker in ‘Babyface’ which he released under compelling circumstances on 5th November, 2013. But Dorobucci will be fondly remembered as his boldest imprint so far. Even the harshest of critics would agree no less.
Shortly after the Mo’hits split, a lamentable Don Jazzy tweeted: Rumours you have all heard recently are sad but true. The way forward now is to make sure I keep bringing you guys more of the beautiful music y’all love to dance to. And true to that promise he’s kept every inch of the word with the release of Dorobucci.
Joey Akan, a writer for Pulse, says that “in the mid-tempo feel-good song, Don Jazzy gave us the fatherly feel, Reekado Banks took us on a chorus of some sort. Tiwa Savage made us hit certain notes. Dr Sid established proceedings, with a reminder of his ‘Siductive’ delivery. Korede Bello, found joy and unrestrictive happiness in this song. Dija played safe, (and D’Prince was in his elements)”. Emphasis mine.
Africa, and indeed the world, is grappling with the current health challenges of the deadly Ebola virus and lassa fever. But we need not be scared of the Dorobucci fever because Don Jazzy has assured that it is “fun, cool, awesome, or fantastic”.
By Da Epic Pen
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Iheoma emerges Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2014
Miss. Iheoma Nnadi, 19 year old representative of Akwa Ibom, has emerged winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2014.
Iheoma beat 29 other contestants to walk away with the coveted prize – N3million naira, a car and a shot to represent Nigeria at the Miss World pageant coming up later this year.
Miss Abuja was the 4th Runner-Up, Miss Osun- 3rd Runner-Up, while Miss Kwara emerged as the MBGN Tourism and Miss Edo as the Miss Universe.
The ‘Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria’ MBGN, 2014, Miss Iheoma Nnadi has stated that she had always known she would win the MBGN title
In her reaction after winning the title, 19-year-old model who has since put her academics on hold due to her new role disclosed this in an interview with Encomium Weekly.
“Of course, yes. I mean, you buying a form means you are ready to become MBGN. I always knew I would be a beauty queen. Years back, the password to all my accounts had been forevermissworld.”
Recounting her experience at the camp “We had to bond. The girls became sisters. You wake in the morning, you meet the same girls with whom you do practically everything. While in camp, you argue, you make up. We had so many great moments.”
Speaking on her pet project during her tenure, she said, “I will help stop child trafficking and child abuse. We have to work with agencies in this area to eliminate the menace. We need to work with agencies involved in this area to keep children off the street and free them from forced labour.
“I will also organize seminars to mentor young girls, a kind of motivational programme aimed at mentoring them.” She projected.
The grand finale of the competition held Friday night, July 18, 2014, in Bayelsa State.
The judges of the night included Actress Osas Ighodaro, ex-MBGN, Sylvia Nduka, and former Mr Nigeria, Bryan Okwara, while the hosts were IK Osakioduwa and Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere.
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