Thursday, May 28, 2009


So durella won 5 mil on advance warning,that's good for his career as long as he puts it to good use and stops making it rain in the zanga.who would have thought he will come this won't believe it but the first time i heard durella singing was in a yoruba movie {can't remember the title right now}.that was before ruggedman featured him on "jusile".Durella winning advance warning now shows that once you are talented you will eventually get noticed & probably make it.there are a lot of upcoming artistes out there but the 10 artistes listed below are the ones you really have to watch out for.

1.Oluwe - Being talented is one thing,being a pioneer is another.oluwe is in a world of his own.when you mix apala with hiphop,oluwe is what you get.what this guy is doing is unheard of in the naija music industry & its only a matter of time before he hits the mainstream.his debut album "happy day" is slowly & steadily winning critical acclaim.

2.Kaha - Only 2 artistes have succeeded in killing 2face on a track.kaha happens to be 1 of them,the other being 9ice.When you are on a track with someone as talented as tuface & you manage to stand out,you are definitely good.Kaha's "heartrobber" got decent rotation on tv & radio stations.being a good songwriter is what makes him stand out.

3.Cyrus da virus - You can't help but wonder why cyrus hasn't blown up,this guy has been around for long.he can spit in pidgin & english tight as his debut album was,it didn't get the expected reception.probably due to bad marketing.i think it is high time cyrus moves down to Lagos.(there has to be a way he can rule benin from gidi)

4.Da grin - Successor to the throne of lord of ajasa,(aremo)awaiting king of yoruba rap.what more can i say about da grin,from "rap rules anthem" to "pon pon pon" every track this guy has laid his vocals on has been outstanding.anytime he spits,he comes correct.his debut album is one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2009.

5.Kel - At last,here comes someone to make sasha look over her say kel is nice on the mic is an understatement.kel is awesome on the mic!!!!.her single "wa waa alright" was hot and we can't help but patiently wait for her debut album.with the music industry in urgent need of female mcs,kel's coming is perfect timing.we only pray & hope she can live up to the hype.

6.Illbliss - Dat ibo boy has shown us what he can do on "U go wound,aiye po gan & shayo(remix)" & with thoroughbred foundations i don't see how ill can go wrong.from what his other ibo brothers(2shotz,nigga raw & ruggedman)have done in the industry it will be foolish to underestimate him.
lyrically illbliss can go head to head with the best of them and with him embracing his roots,he will definitely be a force to reckon with in the near future.

7.M.P - Mr pasa pasa is presently doing it big and will probably do it bigger in the years to come."pasa pasa & no dull yourself" has given him the much needed credibility and recognition. hopefully he can use that as a platform to build up his career in the naija music industry.from what we have heard from M.P so far,it is clear to see that he knows what naija people want to hear & will keep giving it to them.

8.Kelly hansome - The first time you hear kelly's "maga don pay",you feel it is a rip off of yahoozee,but after listening to his debut album you realized that he is as talented as your favorite artiste and might be the one to breathe new life into kennis music.his hit single "like play" is steadily rising on the charts.been on the most hated record label in Nigeria hasn't done him much good but with keke & d1 throwing all their weight behind him,he will definitely have a huge & successful career.

9.General pype - Who is pype?(very simple)Pype is naija's sean paul.the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear this guy is:what is sean paul doing on this track.this guy caught everybody unawares.presently pype is the only one keeping the flag flying for reggae in the naija music exceptionally talented artiste who has what it takes to resurrect reggae in Nigeria.

10.Terry G - If you didn't know terry g b4,by now you should,unless you are living under a only have to turn on the radio these days to hear terry g.this guy is on almost every hot song out there.infact once you have terry g on your song,it will probably be a major advantage he has over all the others is his production skills.though his debut album "free me" performed below expectation,terry still has everything going for him.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Finally HHWA 2009 was held and 9ice won most of the awards just like i said he would, M.I,omawunmi,naeto c,Dj zeez & timaya all won what i said they would win and some won more than they were supposed to win while others ended up empty handed.before i review the awards let me give you a little gist.

The turnout was low and abuja may never host the awards again.

Sasha went to recieve naeto c's award for him(that confirms the rumors,she had better make sure naeto c puts a ring on it.we are talking national cake here,a lot of girls will go to hell & back for it)

Trybesmen performed on stage but are not back together again,infact i can authoritatively tell you that their is no reunion album in the works.(don't get your hopes up).

OKAY!!!! here we go...............

Gongo Aso-9ice

The year of alapomeji.



Gongo Aso-9ice

No doubt.


How is this possible?Whoa!!!!HHW totally effed up on this,i still don't understand why they did this,was it in a bid to make the actual winners list look entirely different from the one i leaked or they didn't want to appear tribalistic by not giving it to 9ice.your shit got leaked,so what!!!take it like a man instead of discrediting yourselves.

I.D Cabasa

Once you produce the song of the year,you become the producer of the year,it is as simple as that.

Jude Okoye
"Roll it"-P Square

They had to give this one to jude okoye cos if the okoyes don't get anything this year HHW might get sued.considering the fact that they got robbed last year,this was sort of a consolation prize.What lesson have we learnt from this:if you get robbed,throw a tantrum and they will make it up to you the next year.

Gift & Grace-Timaya

If timaya releases another album next year,they will give it to him again.cos it looks like there is no one else to give it to.duncan mighty & pype better step up their game.

Gongo Aso-9ice

9ice won this particular award cos of his humility,a week before the award they were still thinking of giving it to D banj but decided not to cos of don jazzy's arrogant attitude.word in the industry is that don jazzy & fam have become extremely disrespectful & arrogant in recent times because of their thinks don jazzy has every right to do whatever he can kiss ass when coming up but you don't kiss ass when you are on top.HHW don't hate the player,hate the game.(don jazzy i dey feel you jo)

Talk about it-M.I

Mr incredible totally deserved this award.if they had given it to someone else,the masses would have staged a protest.

Good or bad-J martins/Timaya

I actually knew that j martins/timaya would win this category a week before the award but hhw might give it to someone else if i leaked it again,so i kept quiet.i guess they didn't want to appear tribalistic by giving it to 9ice/tuface even though street credibility was way better than good or bad.

Kini big deal-Naeto C

It turns out naeto c is a big deal afterall.

Don't break my heart-Banky W

Initially i thought i made dare lose this one until i heard he had a stormy relationship along the line,plus HHW had to give banky something cos it will be unfair for banky to be handing out awards/calling out winners and go home empty handed.seriously speaking i had nothing to do with this,it was probably the weather that caused it.dare-you just got robbed.

In the music-Omawunmi

This is the only award omawunmi truly deserved.

In the music-Omawunmi

At this point in time,i would like to say a big sorry to Kel cos she was supposed to win this until THIS happened.winning would have definitely boosted her career but what can i say...better luck next HHW:i know i made you do this but how far will you go!!!! we both know that there is nothing next rated about omawunmi at this point in time(i think you just wanted her to have the car).maybe 3 years from now inyanya will win next rated.come to think of it why was djinee even nominated.


M.I has me to thank for winning this award,cos they were gonna give this to banky for hosting the awards until THIS happened.M.I was indeed a revelation.


This particular award was probably given out by the toss of a coin(heads tinny wins,tails Etcetera wins) or dice roll(1st person to get a 6).


As long as modenine is alive and keeps making those rap songs no one wants to listen to,he will keep winning this award.mode has been with HHW from the very beginning and will keep winning this category even if M.I is lyrically better than him.infact iam starting to think they created this category just for him,if not how do you justify mode winning this.during last year's award when hiptv presenters asked him how he felt about the awards modenine rhymed this"whether we win or lose,we will still go home and eat our food"and he even went as far as pointing it out to the presenters like "you see,i rhymed there".Is this in whom you place your faith?

04kasibe-DJ Zeez

Totally undisputable!!!!!!!!!!!Dj zeez lenu pa.


Wow!!!!!what happened?did they overlook me for this one.i am not even worried,i was never a fan of headie.

Artistes who should have been at least nominated but weren't nominated.
1.Nigga raw
2.Duncan mighty
3.Klever jay

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


BODY AND SOUL-Plantashun boiz
This was the album that started it all,when the trio of blackface,tuface & faze dropped "body & soul" there was no such thing as naija R&B.propelled by hit singles like knock me off,ememma,if life,you & i e.t.c body & soul became an instant collectors item and was on top of the Nigerian charts for months on end.till date no one has succeeded in duplicating this classic album.

What sunny neji did with this album was show us that with a lot of experience,you can make a solid R&B album without breaking a sweat."unchained" was an album for everybody.from kids to old folks,no one was left out.with hit singles like idemnobo,oruka,face me & tolotolo mr fantastik had the whole nation under a spell.simply put "unchained" was sunny neji at his peak laying down the blueprints of naija R&B.

For those who don't know "face 2 face" was the debut album of the most talented artiste in Nigeria,possibly Africa.the only Nigerian album to ever produce a world wide hit(african queen) which topped musical charts from coast to coast.with hit singles like "ole,nfana ibaga,keep on rocking,you no holy pass,right here & the afore mentioned african queen" the album sold over 2 million copies and won awards too numerous to mention.

If not for mary slessor,we would have missed out on this great album.a lot of people might not know it but peter & paul's sophomore album had a massive impact on the naija R&B scene & the whole naija music industry(video wise).almost every song on this album was a hit.songs like bizzy body,get squared,temptation,omoge mi & your love deservedly put p square on top."get squared" positively changed the naija R&B scene continentally and globally.

The magic started immediately paul play realized that papa na papa,pikin na pikin and stepped out of his father's shoes which was becoming too big for him to fill.hitsville was a straight forward R&B album(unadulterated).The album which spurned hit singles like "angel of my life & forever" made paul play a household name in Nigeria and raised the bar for naija R&B.This album made people realize that it was possible to make R&B just like the pioneers & the kings of R&B.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Is terry G naija's T-pain?he is on almost every hot track out there.

Am i the only one who thinks rasqie might have a hit on his hands with "mukoko"?

Wouldn't it be great to hear Durella & D bang on the same song?

How come keke & D1 are still together,shouldn't D1 have his own record label by now?

Did 2face's unstoppable flop?

What exactly were those boys thinking of when they named themselves bracket?

Isn't it bad enough that sheyman & dr pat made a lewd song,why go all out acting it on stage?

How rich is bongos ikwe & how many records did he sell back in the days,cos personally i think buying a fish for 5 million naira requires major coins.

Where is kash 11?

Who really cares how much bouqui made the video of "morile"?

In what part of Nigeria do they call a guy omo ele?or was justina drunk when she was recording "omo 2 sexy"?.

Is it safe to say that dreams don't come true in this part of the world,GT da guitarman is yet to blow up?

When will 9ice wake up from his bad dream?is it really possible for him to feature wyclef,lil wayne & akon on his sophomore album?

If 9ice finally succeeds in having wyclef,lil wayne & akon on his album,will he change the album title from tradition to sweetest girl?

when will dj zeez tell us what ofokasibe really means?

Was pretty of junior & pretty fame on drugs when he said naija hip hop started in his bedroom?

Friday, May 1, 2009



They say you can't write down what you didn't read in an exam unless you cheat and ruggedman has run out of cheat moves.he has only one more move to make & he knows this like i know it.It ain't hard to see that ruggedy is in deep shit(excuse my french).mode is going hard at him,illbliss is dissing him subliminally,M.I is killing every beat in sight and jaffar & company have left is 2009 & the rugged one has become irrelevant in the rap game,rugged records exist only on paper & nobody is wearing 20th what is his next move?

Storm records is not interested in him as they already have their hands full.he doesn't have a hot single so obaino didn't give him a deal.he won't sign under olu maintain (kentro) or eedris(lakreem) cos he already dissed them and they are now better off than him.ikechukwu is gravitating towards mohits which makes it impossible for him to go there.Am i the only one who thinks ruggedman is about to join kennis music,i saw this dude @ D1's birthday bash and with the way he was kissing keke & d1's ass all wouldn't need a soothsayer to tell you he was begging for a record deal.i thought he hated them or couldn't stand the sight of them(i remember big bros & peace or war vividly incase y'all forgot).i know there is a thin line between love & hate but we have to draw the line somewhere.

How did ruggedman get to this point.if you ask me i will say ruggedy fell off in 3 phases.

1.Ehen pt 1:The major problem with dissing people is that you have to stay true to your words(keep it real) & you have to be extremely better than whoever you diss.sadly ruggedy does not fit this profile.ever since ruggedy made ehen pt 1 he has been steadily retrogresing.he never made ehen pt 2 & he couldn't even pull off a joint album with faze.Eedris has been waxing stronger ever since & olu maintain is living large courtesy of yahoozee so it is safe to say ehen pt 1 destroyed ruggedy more than his frenemies.

2.Ruggedy baba (sophomore album):Having only one hot song on an highly anticipated album is never a good look,infact it is totally unforgivable especially when you are claiming to be the best.ruggedy totally ethered himself on this one,he had his one & only chance to claim naija's rap throne & he lost it.

3.Modenine's deathblow:Let's not get carried away and overhype was more of an uppercut than a knockout.though ruggedy is on the ground,we have not counted to 10 yet.this is quite similar to sam peter vs vladimir,sam went into that fight without proper training & see what happened to him.the fact is ruggedy got too comfortable that he didn't see this coming.he still hasn't recovered from the blow enough to give mode a proper response.did i hear you say "banging"!!!.guy,ko banging si mi leti o....the hunter just became the hunted.

A lot of industry peeps dislike him cos he came into the game too easily & got too cocky.they say in the land of the blind,a one eyed man is king.with the emergence of exceptionally talented rappers on the naija rap scene.the public just realized that ruggedman was a one eyed prince and thus started his downward spiral into oblivion.

Karma is a bitch and ruggedman is about to get fucked,he has only one more move to make before time runs out.whatever he does next will determine a lot,in short it will determine everything.this might just be the beginning of the end for the rugged one.