Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chris Brown Wants Restraining Order Removed

Chris Brown wants to attend the Grammys without having to calculate or bother all the time whether he is running foul of the number of yards specified on his restraining order.
The Deuces singer who has 3 Grammy nods has appeared at Los Angeles superior Court on 28th January, 2011 to request that his Rihanna restraining order be lifted in time for next month’s Grammy Awards.
The Judge commended Chris’ effort so far and said that she would not oppose the restraining order being reduced but said that the matter must be put to Rihanna’s Legal team.
Brezzy was told he must return to court in a fortnight to hear the outcome of the decision
Am seriously rooting for his restraining order being reduced but that is what you get for loosing your cool on the eve of the 2009 Grammys
[Source MTV]

Glee Drops Eminem’s Song

Ryan Murphy the creator of Glee (IMO the best musical TV series ever) has revealed that plans to cover one of Eminem’s songs on the show has been dropped because it is expensive.
Glee had planned to cover the rapper’s hit track “Lose Yourself” (OST for 8 mile) in one it’s episodes but had a change of heart after Em’s record label Aftermath Entertainment demanded a whooping $200,000 in rights
Apparently Murphy said it couldn’t be done cuz it was way over their budget. *sad faced, pouting, sulking, groaning*

Insults and Classy replies

Now for what i call a classy reply to an insult, Glee had eralier asked Kings of Leon for permisiion to let their song feature in the show. Well this is what their guitarist (Slash) had to say
We got asked about that (Glee) once already  but it got turned down…Glee is worse than Grease
*mouth agape* he didn’t just say that
Ryan (not letting some rockers have the last word) responded to this comment no insult this way (trust, its classic *wink*)
Usually I find that people who make those comments , their careers are over; they’re uneducated and quite stupid
*throwing fist in the air* yesss. I love you for that classy reply Ryan

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bruno Mars May Not Go To Jail

Set to Plead guilty to Cocaine Charge

Bruno mars will be receiving a fine, probation and community service in return for pleading guilty to cocaine possession when he appears in court next month.
Specifics of the plea deal will see the Grenade singer being given a $2,000 fine, 200 hours community service and placed on one year probation. He must also attend drug counselling.
The best part of this deal is that after the successfully completion of the above the case will be dismissed and removed from his record *heaves sigh of relief*
Am sure you are wondering how he got in possession of cocaine *shrugs shoulders* beats me
On September 19, 2010 Peter Hernandez (Bruno Mars) was arrested after an alleged 2.6g of cocaine was found in his possession in a bathroom of a Las Vegas club after a performance. According to reports, Bruno told the security guard that he “did a foolish thing and has never used drugs before”
You damn right that was foolish, what were you thinking? What are you trying to do? Destroy your carrier just as it is off to a terrific start!!! Someone had better ask him if he hasn’t heard of Lindsay Lohan or better still Kurt Cobaine
[Source MTV]
In other reminder-kinda-Mars related news, Bruno’s chart topping hit Grenade has returned back (to its rightful place) to No 1. On the billboard hot 100 making it its 3rd non-consecutive week at the top of the charts. Grenade knocked out Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” which made its debut on the hot 100 at No. 1 last week, making it the 18th song in billboard history to achieve this feat. H.I.A.M tumbled to No. 6.
Seriously I Just can’t seem to get in the hype of HIAM, it’s just not growing on me yet but it’s a good song anyways. Maybe I should give it more time.
Elsewhere Grenade is also holding the No. 1 spot at the official singles chart in the U.K.His smash hit LP Doo-wops & Hooligans is also holding the No. 1 position in the official album chart of the U.K
[Source Billboard]

Weird: Diddy Blamed for 9/11

Seriously this no joke, a woman – Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks has filed a whooping $1 trillion lawsuit (yeah I said $1 trillion) against Sean Combs (Diddy) alleging that he caused 9/11, put her child in the hospital and stole a poker chip with “100 zillions of dollars)
Am sure you’re still reeling from the weirdness of it all but there is still more. According to court papers obtained by Turks believe Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy (or whatever he calls himself these days), his ex-girlfriend Kim Porter and LAPD brutality victim Rodney King were behind the collapse of the World Trade Centre towers. Is it me or my sensing some sort of craziness here but that’s not all folks read on.
This Turks lady claims she once dated the rapper/music executive and they have a son together named Cornelius Wilson, aged 23. *wide-eyed WTF*
She said she won the poker chip worth “100 zillions of dollars” at a casino in Mississippi.
A hearing has been set for Jan. 31 and she is asking for $900 billion in child support and $100 billion for “loss of income”
I am kinda speechless, all I can say is crazy, crazy and I mean crazy about the WTC part but the child and poker chips part...hmmm
So What Do you think?
[Source Billboard]

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jessie J. Unveils Album details

The wait is almost over as Jessica Ellen Cornish popularly known as Jessie J has revealed the artwork and track listing for her highly anticipated debut album.

The BBC Sound of 2011 winner's album – Who You Are – will be released in the UK on March 28 while it will be realesed in the US in April. The 13 track LP features her smash hit "Do It Like A Dude" (if you've not heard this song go and get it cuz it's the shit) and recent single "Price Tag ft. B.o.B". i can't wait to hear the songs on this album because they are going to be hot

In other related news Onika Maraj (Nicki Minaj) reveals that she is a big fan of BRIT Awards winner Jessie J. Apparently Nicki heard about Jessie when the latter said she wanted her on a single, after which she checked her out and she says and I quote "I fell in love with her - the tone of her voice and everything"


1. 'Price Tag' (Feat. B.o.B)
2. 'Nobody's Perfect'
3. 'Abracadabra'
4. 'Big White Room'
5. 'Casualty of Love'
6. 'Rainbow'
7. 'Who's Laughing Now'
8. 'Do It Like a Dude'
9. 'Mamma Knows Best'
10. 'L.O.V.E.'
11. 'Stand Up'
12. 'I Need This'
13. 'Who You Are'


50 Cent to Release Album This Year

Rapper cum business entrepreneur Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has expressed his desire to return to music. In an interview with MTV News US fiddy cent explained that fans should look forward to an album this summer. This will be his fifth studio album

Am guessing summer is the in-thing time for releasing LPs as Kanye West had already taken to twitter on Monday to confirm he will be releasing during the summer. If you could recall fifty had previously said he will be focusing more on films *change of heart/Eureka moment?* I just pray he does better this time.

The LP is reportedly said to feature productions from Dr. Dre, Swizz Beats and British hit-maker Alex Da Kid (Eminem – love the way you lie, T.I. – Castle walls)

Any Thoughts?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Future Awards: Final Nomination List

The Future Nigeria has revealed the final cut of nominees for the 6th edition of the Future Awards. The first cut had been previously announced in the third quarter of last year and now it has been pruned down.

The event will hold on Jan 30th, 2011 at the Landmark village, Victoria Island, Lagos where the winners will be revealed

Personally I must say I love the concept of the future awards; honouring young Nigerians who have made enormous and remarkable achievements in their various field of endeavour. Thank God it's not like another youth awards I know of *looking from side to side*

Look below for the names of the shortlisted people in the different categories.

For full profile of the shortlisted head on to The Future Nigeria

Mercy Johnson
Ini Edo
Uche Jumbo

Orode Uduaghan (Cancer)
Tola Sunmonu (Agriculture)
Muyideen Salau (Rise Sufficiency)

Otejiri Oghoghorie (0.1secs Automatic Changeover/switch off device)
Debo Olaosebikan (Light matter interactions, electro-optics and non-linear optics)
Oluwatoyosi Owoeye (Epidemiological surveys on the incidence and pattern of sports/recreational injuries in Nigeria)

Iruoye Tolulope (Magic Box)
Mubarak Abdullahi (Aeronautics)
Saheed Adepoju (Encipher Inye Tablet)

Bode Pedro (Veda Technology)
Toyosi Akerele (Rise Prints Company)
Karo Agono (Tremor Perfect)

Seyi Law
Teju Babyface

Adeniyi Olutayo (Head of Internal Audit, Nestle)
Akintola Olufemi (Brand Manager, Milo)
Tokini Peterside (Communications Manager, GD Netter)
Oye Akindeinde (Chief Information Officer, Compliance & Content Monitoring Nigeria Limited)
Owoeye Oluwatoyosi (Physiotherapist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital)

Aisha Augie-Kuta (Photography)
Ogunnubi Babadeji (Painting)
Chibundu Onuzo (Prose)

Emem Ema (Manager)
Nike Fagbule (Publicist)
Dimeji Alara (Stylist)
Janet Nwose (Manager)
Godwin Tom (Manager)

Bridget Awosika (Bridget Awosika)
Ugoma Adegoke (Zebra Living)
Yvonne Nwosu (Vonne)

Dr. Momoh Rabiu (Lagos University Teaching Hospital)
Emmanuel Etim (Africa Union Commission)
Oladayo Afolabi (University of Maiduguri)

Toyosi Ogunseye (The Punch)
Tolu Ogunlesi (NEXT)
Yinka Ibukun (The Associated Press)


Banky W
Naeto C
Da Grin (RIP)

J Martins
Sazzy (RIP)

Tolu Oniru -Toolz (Beat FM)
Tosyn Bucknor -Area Mama (Top Radio)
Matse Uwatse (Wazobia FM)

Kemi Adetiba (Maltina Dance-All)
Tana Egbo-Adelana (Peak Talent Show)
Yvonne Ekwere – Vixen (Silverbird TV)

Clarence Peters
Kemi Adetiba
Chineze Anyaene

Mobolaji Akiode (Basketball)
Vincent Enyeama (Football)
Christiana Nwoye (Wrestling)

The Falconets

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu – Advocate
Don Jazzy – Entrepreneur
Genevieve Nnaji – Actor
P-Square – Artiste
Uche Eze – Entrepreneur
Nneka (Egbuna) – Artiste
Makinde Adeagbo – Innovator
Ojoma Ochai – Intrapreneur
Debo Olaosebikan – Scientist
Blessing Okaragbe – Athlete


Kanye West to Release Two Albums This Year

Egomania/Genius extraordinaire Kanye "Yeezy" West took to twitter to confirm that he will indeed be releasing two albums in the summer of 2011. His collaboration with Jay-Z "Watch the Throne" (first single HAM) and a follow up to his November 2010 released hit LP "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (now that was a mouthful) will be available in the summer.

He also tweeted "All of The Lights video in 1 week". I am just wondering what the video of this song is going to look like cuz i love this's simply genius.

In other so not important news the Monster rapper now follows one person on twitter; and who has the honour (drum roll please sarcasm intended) it's none other than the reality star, sex-tape making, soon-to-release-a-pop-song songstress Kim Kardashian.

Sorry For the Erratic Posts

Hey people wat's up? I would like to apologise to all my readers for the nature of my erratic posts. It's been kinda hectic these past few days. As a corper you gas do the INEC work (national assignment) and na on a morning to night basis.

With that said, am not through with the INEC stuff yet but I'll try to slip in some post as frequently as i can doing this registration period

Thanks for understanding. Ciao. Later

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Grammy Announces Additional Performers

The Recording Academy has official released the name of other artistes that are to perform at this year's Grammy Awards. The newly announced artiste that are to join the previously announced on the performance line up are Justin Bieber, his "big bro" Pop R&B star Usher, Jaden Smith, B.O.B, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, country music group Lady Antebellum and English rock band Muse.

Am sure you are wondering what is Jaden Smith doing in the performance equation, considering he is more of an actor. Apparently he was featured on a Justin Bieber track - "Never Say Never" where he dropped a rap verse, so am guessing he is going to bust at the Grammys.

The above named artistes are to join previously announced artiste - Eminem (best rapper alive, so sue me), Arcade Fire, Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert and Katy Perry. This year's Grammys will as usual feature special performances of one-time-only groupings. This year's collaboration (Grammy Moments) include groupings of Usher with his protégé Justin Bieber and karate kid star Jaden Smith; and B.O.B, Bruno Mars alongside Janelle Monae.

The Recording Academy also added that it will reveal more performers closer to the day of the awards itself. So am guessing all you Britney stans can STILL keep your fingers crossed and continue in fervent prayer

So whose performances are you looking forward to? Let me know. Drop a comment.

[Source: Grammy]

Thursday, January 13, 2011

NEW MUSIC: Styl-plus – On the Dance Floor

Just when you thought the underwhelming performance of their 2010 LP "Unbreakable" was going to get them down, the three man R&B trio – Styl-plus are back at it again with a new single. The new track titled "On the Dance Floor" features choc boy, Rapper/Producer Jesse Jagz. He also produced it.

The beat of the song has Jesse Jagz written all over it as it emanantes an aura reminiscent of the instrumental of Ice Prince's Oleku (in a good way though)

So is this single going to get the Olufunmi crooners back at the top of the pack? Take a listen here and be the judge.

What Do You Think?

Eminem, Katy Perry, Others to Perform at the 2011 GRAMMYs

The recording academy (Grammy) has confirmed that eleven-time GRAMMY winner (and my best rapper) will be part of the performance line-up at the 53rd Edition of the GRAMMY awards. Slim shady, real name Marshall Mathers III leads the pack with 10 nominations including: Record of the Year (with Rihanna), Album of the Year, Best Rap Solo Performance amongst others

Other artiste confirmed by the Recording Academy to perform include Canadian Indie rock band – Arcade Fire, Cee Lo Green, Lady Attention Whore Lady Gaga, country artist – Miranda Lambert and Katy Perry

Speculation surrounding Britney performing her new single "Hold it Against Me" at the start studded bash have been making the rounds but it is yet to be confirmed. We can still keep our fingers crossed as GRAMMY says additional performers, presenters, and special segments will be announced soon.

The 2011 GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 13 at Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

[Source: MTV


In other news rapper/mogul Eminem (the best selling artiste of the last decade & best selling artiste of 2010 in the U.S) has announced that he is to add two new acts to his Shady Records label

The artistes include Alabama rapper Yelawolf and rap supergroup Slaughterhouse which features Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden and Royce da 5'9''.

The best rapper alive (as far as am concerned) in a statement said the new signups are "kinda phase two of shady": In other words the next generation of Shady Records.

*throwing fist in the air yayyy*

[Source: MTV]

What Do You Think?



If you thought you have heard the last Nicki Minaj diss track from Lil' Kim, you'd better have re-think cuz the Queen Bee hasn't stop riding on the d@#k of Onika Maraj's Success. A leaked track from the upcoming second mixtape of Kimberly Denise Jones (Lil' Kim) made its way to the net yesterday. On the track titled "Clap Clap" Kimmy and her International Rock Stars (I.R.S) crew take thinly-veiled shots at Nicki Minaj.

            So mention my name out your mouth

            And before you take a bow

            We'll be clapping from the crowd
she warns.

Basically it's your usual hip-hop beat laced with that kinda something-serious-is-about-to-happen-theme found in movies. So the big question: hit or miss? For me it's a miss. The two released tracks off the yet to be released mixtape don't match the vibe and fire of her previous critically acclaimed 2008 mixtape effort – Ms G.O.A.T

Take a listen at hulkshare and you tell me what you think.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Sources at Gaga Daily (the lady gaga fan site) says the Mama monster will perform at the 53rd Annual Grammy Award as confirmed by her choreographer Laurieann Gibson
Laurieann has revealed that she will be choreographing all of the music videos from Lady I-love-attention-look-at-me gaga’s self-empowerment (the trending theme among artiste right now) album Born This Way.
Little Monsters What do you think?


I was surfing the net late last night yesterday (11/1/11) when i stumbled on this article on MTV News mobile site that kinda attributed the day as being special not only because of the release of singles from both Britney Spears (HIAM) and Kanye West & Jay-Z (HAM) but it was the second date in the year 2011 that the 1’s collide on the calendar – 11/1/11.
MTV News turned to two experts for answers – Julian Michael (Numerologist), Swan Miller (astrologer) – as to whether the “day of the 1’s” is special. Michaels explained that “11” is a “master number that generates an energy promoting partnership, co-operation, kindness and peace. Astrologer Susan Miller added that it might be a good time to be bold or to make your voice heard.
Is it just me because i believe this is working for the Queen of Pop – Britney (yes I said it) as her new single (dropped on this special day) has shot straight to the #1 position on iTunes within just 8 hours of its release.
Now that’s the power of the DAY OF 1’s at work. So do you think there is a special force behind the date 11/1/11? Anyways let’s wait till 11/11/11 and see what happens.


On First listen to "If You Ask Me" you might be surprised to find yourself thrust into a Motown-The-Supremes era (so to say). This 60s-esque single from Omawumi, the first runner up of Idols West Africa opens with a solid base drum line, claps and tambourine alongside Omawumi's voice singing the hook. This entices you to want to know the "the matter for ground".

            If you ask me/na who i go ask?

            The matter wey we see so/e tey wey e start

            No be me go talk am/e heavy for mouth

            If you ask me the matter for ground /na who i go ask

The instrumentation then comes into bloom – trombones, trumpet, orchestra and all. Mr Cobhams Asuquo(in my opinion a musical genius) who btw produced the track pulled out all the stops on dis joint and added a little james Bond theme music to the instrumental arrangement just before Miss Megbele breaks into the verse

Lyrically, the theme of the song focuses on incest, underage sex and the Nigerian norm of "no be my mouth dem go hear am". In the first verse Omawumi give us "the reason for the reason for the reason" why she dey soliloquise. She gives us a little intro and tells us to wait till the second verse for the full gist. Moving on to the second verse where she basically talks about a wife travelling and leaving her daughter with her husband. After which she saw the man they play "strong thing" with the girl - bottom line the girl is pregnant. At this point we understand Omawumi's dilemma a la chorus "If you ask me/na who i go ask". At the bridge we advised to

            Speak out take some action/abeg u no delay

            No make matters worse pass as e day

Vocally Omawumi slayed, she knew how to ascend with the vibe and life giving it the props reminiscent of the 60s Pop/R&B/Soul/Jazz genre; bring it to a vocal climax and letting us down gently. Rest assured the song contains the background ooh – aahs and repitions that one expects to find on this kind of composition.

So if you ask me I think Omawumi did a good job with this single. It is the of perfect international standard with a beautiful blend of our home grown Pidgin English. Keep it up this way Omawumi and you will become a female R&B legend know by the rest of Africa and beyond.




Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Hello people and welcome to my world. I am Akinwale Olaoluwa Phillips, a graduate of Mass communication from Ajayi Crowther University and I love music. I started this blog just to express my love for music. I am currently serving my fatherland in faraway northern part of Nigeria; so my posts may not be that regular but please bear with me. Enjoy