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Sound Sultan: Lagos To Preserve Late Singer's Legacy Through Concert

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The Lagos State Government said on Wednesday that it has concluded plans to take up the sponsorship of the Festac Music Festival, an initiative of the late Nigerian Rapper Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi - popularly called Sound Sultan.  Speaking at the third edition of the festival and the first held after the death of Sound Sultan, the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu, said that the festival would henceforth enjoy the sponsorship of the State Government.  This gesture by the State Government, Bonus noted, is in a bid to further keep alive the vision of the late singer-songwriter, to raise young talents. He added that the present administration saw the need to support the vision of Sound Sultan, through a company in which he has equity - Naija Ninja Production, to develop more creative minds and take interested youths off the streets.  According to him, the Festac Music Festival was supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Cult

Music Rescued Me From Committing Suicide - Ooni of Ife

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The Ooni of Ife, Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has narrated how he had once attempted to commit suicide but had to change his mind after listening to series of inspirational music, describing music as a key component of human existence, an iconic cultural expression and the best endowment from God to humanity for all seasons.  Ooni Ogunwusi gave this this narration yesterday at The Muson Centre, Lagos while speaking during the opening session of the maiden edition of 'Memorable Moments With Music'.  "This is a very great moment for me. There is power in music. When I almost committed suicide in my younger age as a real estate business man, it was music that saved my life. Music is a perfect communication with God.  "I had become very successful in the real estate sector at a very young age. I took a loan of 8 billion naira about 12 years ago to build an high rise building which I had to pull down by myself when we were already on

WHITEMONEY, LIQUOROSE ANNOUNCED WINNERS OF THE BBNAIJA S6 ORIJIN PARTY CONTEST

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Two housemates of the Big Brother Naija Season 6, the Shine Ya Eye edition have both won the Saturday Night Orijin BBNaija Party Competition with a cash prize of N1.5 million each. Orijin brand in a release via its official verified Instagram handle on Monday maintained that the decision to reward the two housemates came up as they both topped the lists of contenders on the two platforms where the contest were held. Part of the statement reads: "You voted. We counted. We had two top contenders on  each platform. So we thought, what's better than rewarding one housemate? Rewarding two housemates. "Meet our Most Orijinal BBNaija Housemates at the #OrijinBBNaijaParty (2021). Congratulations Orijinals, you helped your faves win 1.5million Naira Each". Orijin had during the last Saturday night party hosted by the brand at the Big Brother Naija house conducted an online votes contest on their Facebook and Instagram pages wherein fans were asked to vote for the "Most O

FACE OF OSUN 2021: ORGANIZERS ANNOUNCE VOTING DATES

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Roland Empire Innovation, USA and Reality Entertainment International, Organizers of the Face of Osun Pageant have announced tomorrow Sunday 20th of June, 2021 as the date for the  commencement of voting for contestants.  A release signed by the Pageant Director @omoobaabiri and obtained by Ife City Blog on Saturday confirmed that Voting starts on Sunday 20th of June and ends on July 4th, 2021 while the Grand Finale will hold on the 15th of July 2021 at Hotel De Treasure, Ile-Ife, Osun State. According to the release, the official banner  for the contestants and additional information are to be made available tomorrow. Fans will be able to buy votes for their favorite contestants and like their Instagram pictures which will count towards their victory in the contest.  Face of Osun Pageant is a recognized and fully registered beauty cum cultural contest of nearly a decade of existence. The Grand Finale for this Year's edition tagged "The Rebirth Edition" is expected to be

#IFEGOTTALENT: KUNLE H20 FINALLY DROPS THE MUCH ANTICIPATED BANGER MIXTAPE FEATURING IFE UPCOMING ARTISTS

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Kunle Omirefa popularly and professionally known as Kunle H20 is a young multi-talented Nigerian upcoming Afropop singer and song writer, hailed from Ile-Ife, Osun State, South-West, Nigeria. The young music talent and CEO, H20 Media Entertainment has been featured in performances across a number of Nigerian major Cities and institutions including the homebased Ojaja II Talent Hunt, Living Spring Annual Musical Concert and a host of others. The newly released mixtape titled "THE BEST OF KUNLE H20" is a powerpacked compilation of his best tracks featuring other Ife young and promising upcoming Pop artists. A graduate of Agricultural Science from Lagos State University(LASU), Kunle H20 a.k.a Mr.Water is well positioned as one such a gifted budding star to rock the Nigerian and African world of music and entertainment in the years to come. STREAM OR DOWNLOAD THE MIXTAPE HERE

#IFEGOTTALENT: FAST RISING NIGERIAN AFRO-POP STAR, ROTIMSKY ON A NEW MUSIC PROJECT

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Adesanmi Oluwadurotimi Adetumbi, professionally known as Rotimsky is a young talented Nigerian Afro-pop and Afro-raggae singer and songwriter.  The Ile-Ife born music rising star has been featured on notable TV and Radio channels including Sequel TV, Lead City Fm, Crown Fm and Rave.  He released his first single titled AS I SAY in December, 2018 and he has subsequently dropped eight more amazing works namely OMOLOLA, ASSIGNMENT, OLOMILO, SISI MARIA , BROWN SKIN GIRL(A cover), HAPPY NEW YEAR, SHAYO and the very latest single, FREEDOM which was released in November, 2020, produced by F SKILLZ.  The young music talent has also had a number of collaborations with notable rising stars like Fedorov in COME THROUGH, Hizzy Ghizzle in MR. JOKER and several others, most of which are yet to be officially available. A 400 Level student of Agriculture at the Osun State University, Osogbo, the OMOLOLA crooner has worked with notable brands and figures in the music and entertainment industry

CELEBRITY CORNER: POPULAR SAXOPHONIST ROYAL WOLESAX SHARES BEAUTIFUL WEDDING PICTURES

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One of the beautiful stories that surfaced in the week ending is that of the wedding ceremony of the Nigerian star saxophonist and musician Eluwole Mathew Elusiyan, popularly known as Royal Wolesax. The renowned entertainer who doubles as the official saxophonist/musician to the Ooni of Ife and also the Founder/CEO, Getup Crew International alongside his beautiful wife took to his Instagram handle @royalwolesax  to share their newly acquired matrimonial status. A music graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Royal Wolesax has been renowned as a humanitarian as demonstrated through his founding of GETUP CHARITY CONCERT, an initiative geard towards reaching out to the less privileged, specifically  children with special needs and orphans to bring out the potentials hidden in them. See More Pictures .