Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ex-Gov Orji Uzor Kalu reportedly acquires most expensive private jet in Nigeria

According to Encomium mag, former Governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, now has the most expensive private jet in Nigeria. The jet, which is the latest edition of the Gulfstream G650, is said to be worth about N12billion...

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Lifesizedoll Nigeria launches online clothing store @ lifesizedoll.com.ng

Lifesizedoll is a global fashion & lifestyle brand with premium quality clothing and limited pieces. LSD is a highstreet fashion e-retailer, a destination for the eccentric, liberated & fun fearless female. Go ahead  & splurge!  Check them out at...

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Unlike other study or revision applications in circulation, WALKIEPREP combines the power of classroom learning experience, real self-test (examination) and fun. Without need for stories, this is the best app for students all over the country, and all our participants in the West...

Say Hello To The Man of the Year – Phyno (Album Review)

By Chiagoziem Onyekwena TITLE – No Guts No Glory LEAD SINGLE – Ghost Mode PRODUCTION – Chopstix, JStunt, Major Bangz, Phyno, Wizzypro GUEST ARTISTES – Efa, Flavour, Iceprince, M.I., Mr. Raw, Olamide, Omawumi, P Square, Runtown, Stormex, Timaya RECORD LABEL/DISTRIBUTION – Sputnet/Penthauze/UBA Pacific In keeping with our sometimes self-deprecating appreciation of all things Ghanaian, there used to be a time when many Nigerian hip hop enthusiasts looked enviously at the Ghanaian hip-life model. Not anymore. In Ghana, indigenous hip hop/hip-life has been main stream for the longest, allowing multiple cultures to participate and forcing rappers who rap in English to the underground.  In 2010 for instance, even though Kwaw Kesse raps in the less popular Ga language, he became the first Ghanaian rapper to be spotlighted on BET. The advantages of this model are therefore clear, most African countries are multilingual and the dominance of hip hop in one local language could alienate certain fans. Furthermore, hip hop with a strong indigenous identity is easier to export, sample Sarkodie , the first indigenous West African rapper to have signed with a big US imprint – Konvict Music, even though Akon has developed a reputation for offering phantom record deals to African artistes. But I digress. So while it took us a while, Nigeria’s own multilingual hip hop scene is now maturing and Phyno is one of its faces. Even though many have prematurely christened him the “King of Eastern hip hop”, it’s good to see Phyno recognizes the work of those before him. On the glorified shout-out session Alobam , he recognizes Igbo hip hop stalwarts Slow Dogg and Illbliss , while on the soulful and sorrowful Good Die Young , the Enugu-bred rapper includes MC Loph in the roll call of friends he’s lost to untimely deaths – “maka then i gu Igbo rappers oso na first two [then if you count Igbo rappers he (MC Loph) was in the first two]. The second rapper would undoubtedly be Mr. Raw , a rapper Phyno idolizes. Phyno makes sure to sneak in the solitary Mr. Raw feature – Multiply just before the project closes. The song is almost 3 years old and the fact that a subdued Phyno raps in Queen’s English provides the perfect contrast for his evolution as an artiste and producer. Today, Phyno is an edgy rapper who, in just one album, has mastered the art of delivery to the point where he is able to transfer his energy to Igbo speakers and non-Igbo speakers alike. That’s the reason wh y Parcel and Man of the Year (Obago) shattered all formats before them and have enjoyed massive airplay nationwide. Phyno has already demonstrated that he possesses the dynamism to carry songs alone – production, chorus, verses, bridge and even adlibs. So on NGNG, he features his peers only on songs where they’d add value, like Omawumi’s celestial performance on Chukwu na enye which elevates it from a good hi-life tune to a great candidate for ‘Prayer and Worship’ sessions in church. And while three artistes appear more than once on NGNG, they do so for understandable reasons. Phyno’s label mate Runtown needs all the exposure that the celebratory Holiday and the speaker-rattling Anamachi Versace will bring to him, while a co-sign from Nigeria’s No.1 MC never hurt anyone, right? So over a stripped down beat from Chopstix ( Icholia ), M.I. shows up again and declares – ‘Ice (Prince) got the South, Phyno got the East, Olamide’s in the West…’ Thus aptly summarizing the indigenous rap scene and bringing us to our third artiste, Olamide , a man with whom Phyno already shares the hugely popular bilingual hit – Ghost Mode . They try to recreate the magic on the boisterous Aju where they trade barbs about how their raps leave listeners dizzy. The chemistry between these two MCs is said to be so good that they are currently working on a collaborative project – 2 Kings . If that is true, then the cultural implication of such a project cannot be overstated; these two are challenging the stereotype that Igbo and Yoruba people simply don’t get along. Kudos. Even before that album comes, NGNG is destined to have an impact of its own – by widening the landscape of indigenous Nigerian hip hop. That’s what Phyno has been able to do for the culture. What he has been able to do for himself however is demonstrate enough consistency to show that his hit streak from 2012 -2014 was no fluke and that he can be the man, not only for these years but also, for the years to come. ALBUM RATING – 4.5/5 © NET Newspapers 2014. All Rights Reserved. Please use sharing tools. Do not cut, copy or lift any content from this website without our consent.

My Review of Onome Maureen’s 3-Day Internet Business Bootcamp

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