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DJ Brightstar Signed To MC Galaxy’s Label – MCG Empire // @iamDJBrightStar

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Born Markson Uwanaobong Peter “DJ Brightstar” famous for supporting indigenous artiste while functioning as Comfort FM’s in-house DJ Yesterday baged a deal with MCG Empire as her official Dj Playing for the label Boss and frontline act MC Galaxy…

this was made public through an instagram video shared by Galaxy himself welcoming the YoungStar to the Family… watch below

https://web.facebook.com/superstardj.brightstar/videos/423466785194118/
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Top 10 Nigeria Gospel Songs – @gbetutv

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So we started, as promised in June, here are the gospel songs that made our Top Ten Countdown.

Because it is Gospel dose’t mean it has to be cheap or produced anyhow, its still music.

Check out list below.

Top Ten Nigeria Gospel Songs for June 2019

  1. Aramide – I’m A Winner

Produced by GeeMagik

2. Imela – CJ. wonder

Produced by Reimi Studio

3. Victor Onuabuobi – AMEN

Produced by Manuz

4.  Winnermight – You’ve Done Me Well

Produced by Great Hussana.

5.  Havivah – Jesus My Mirror

Produced by Tezzybeats.

6. The Plan – Smile

Produced by OSADEBEY

7. Harvest Favour – Aha Ya

Produced by Mr. Nyerho

Oops! Only seven great gospels made June. See you in August for July list!

How To Participate:

  • Song must come with artwork, well mixed and produced 
  • Song must come with name of Producer
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Mawthie – Ogini Challenge (#OginiChallenge)

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The Litty Comity is giving Fans of “Mawthie” and building artists the opportunity to be part of the movement by participating in a new challenge #OginiChallenge for the next (3) weeks.Mawthie and The Litty Comity Team will listen, watch and choose the best 3
First Position: 2000 DollarsSecond Position: 700 DollarsThird Position: 300 Dollars Courtesy Of Billy Fargo 
Don’t miss this opportunity  How To participate: Follow The Link On Mawthie’s Bio to download the Song The second verse is empty Vibe to the song and make a one minute video of yourself Post it on Instagram and Tag @Iammawthie @billy_fargo @littycomity Then #OginichallengeThis challenge is for rappers, singers, and dancers just be creative
Every Participant must be following @Iammawthie  
Goodluck 

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Breaking The Lagos Monopoly – a Strategic Leeway to Entertainment Growth In the South

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It is undeniable that African Enterttainment hub is in the West, Lagos to be precise. But does it mean we’ll all migrate there to make a name for ourselves? This pressure’s down the need to decentralise such dominance that grace may spread to other region of the country.

It can’t be a year’s task but if we are to even try then we must do more than talking and these are a few key plan to realizing effective results…

  • Interact with the Big Foreign Brands
  • there is a lot to this move in the Hands of Show Organizers, Simplify the chances of home based Artistes meeting and interacting with the bigger brands in your events!

Let the Locals get to meet with their idols and begin to psychologically realize that this are flesh and blood like them too.

This goes beyond artistes to Artiste down to artiste managers, CEOs, OAPs, DJs Promoters etc. Every time such interaction occurs, there is communication of knowledge, ideas, hope and in the process a few break-in secret knowingly or unknowingly drops (you can’t fight what you don’t know) There always something to Learn!

  • ENCOURAGEMENT OF INVESTORS INTO NEW MEDIA

The media is the Key Means to development of Entertainment. Instead of building big empty hotels where people only occasionally come to patronize, “Advisers to Billionaires”, please encourage them to establish digital TVs and Radio stations where endless cashflow will be reaped off commercials and a more decent Employment than bed dressers who might in some cases end up bed warmers can be Created for the greater good of the society.

The media outfits are the basic tools for image creation of this Entertainers (Movies inclusive)

For us to control the western influence we need to own our platforms. (You can’t go to Lagos and ask them why Dandizzy”s video is played once a week, but we can own our own Media houses where the focus is on us) Lagos left MTV for HipTv

  • Manipulation of the Fans (Consumers) Mindset…

This is a very complicated part! It is where all hands must be on deck. All workers in the entertainment sphere must be harmonized towards a common goal at this point because, it is for the fans that the music is made and from them, the money is made too.

Take it back to the early 2000’s, could you tell a Lagosian to pay #5000 VVIP gate fee to witness a concert that had no foreign Star like R. Kelly and 50 Cent? man will readily think you’re mad. When the media (Bloggers, TVs, Radios, News Papers, Magazines and Influencers) took interest in the locals and started communicating happenings around this people (True or False) the Turnaround love seemed like a miracle…

This is possible anywhere BUT The Artistes must be willing to put in the work in Packaging, Branding, and creating happenings around them apart from dropping songs to keep the media talking.  (People will start wanting to see who they’ve heard so much about)

  • BOYCOTTING LAGOS AND OTHER EXTERNAL BIG BRANDS!

Now this is the radical stage where the fans are made to understand that vibing to Davido and Wizkid instead of Dandizy and Dr Barz is a crime in Port Harcourt (NOT BY PHYSICAL VIOLONCE OH).  Imagine tuning to Radio Stations in Uyo and the likes of Ikpa Udoh, Brown Edu, O’giver, Black Alliance, Sir Wilker, Upper X, Sagas and the rest of them are receiving massive airplay all day!

NOTE: This won’t just happen abruptly, Firstly our A list must be established and willing to stand in place of the foreign brands consistently putting out quality vibes, the distribution agencies tactically fuses our fast emerging Stars with the foreign and when a perfect blend is attained, the Cut comes in!

Starve the people of Flavour and Force Young King Stunna, on them. Lybra, Young Bone, Feelingz, Rex Coded, Tossy Young, Pope Don X and so much more are putting out tunes enough to go round weeks to months to all year round and there is no such thing as Playing the song too much at this particular time.

The Bloggers and influencers are very much needed here… steadily filling the gap with gossips and update on Entertainment all round the clock, the TV stations not being left out.

  • THE DJs and Mixtape Distributors’ contributive Efforts:-

Lets understand that all the above stated moves might get washed down the drain if our DJs still play Psquare instead of  Ajebo Hustlers, Samson, Jasper Stunch, Eddybillz Emy P in Clubs and events. DJ Jimmy Jatt started the “Jump Off” and brought into limelight more artistes than any record label in Nigeria Music History!

The likes of DJ Iroko (Port Harcourt) Dj Bigscratcher (Uyo) DJ Peejay and the rest where all doing great jobs, at a time they just stopped trying, some migrated to Lagos and became upcoming till date and everything died.

We need more Mixtape with Local contents and Tittles on these streets.

Great music distributors like Ahbu Ventures, Orange Music, Danco Music, birthed the emergence of Timaya, Duncan Mighty, M-Kaze, Mr Drill, Wacomzy, Stero Man, Frank D’Nero Sky B and lots more since their Migration to Lagos, the South seemed to have completely lost it. This further affirms the relevance of street Mixtape in this break-in strategy… beyond having these mixtapes we need distributors putting in the works, selling out…

IF THE DISTRIBUTORS DON’T DISTRIBUTE FOREIGN BRANDS THE CONSUMERS WILL GRADUALLY ADJUST TO THE AVAILABLE AND WHEN DEMAND STARTS TO RISE THE INDUSTRY GROWTH PACE IS SET!…

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Review: Uyo Top10 Jamz – April Edition

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April seems pretty much like a month of awekening as many actually made their year debut in the month, at some point it seemed to be a compilation of debuts but for some consitent Ones…

Below is our April’s Top10  jams review

10. EttyLuv – Shade Coover

Having fully commercialize the  I Love Akwa Ibom brand, Ettyluv isn’t slacking in the moves to keep his name on the lips of the people and his face in their eyes as the songstar puts out a Kelv j  produced jam tagged Cover Me with an awesome complimenting visuals as directed by  Holy Hunter

It is our no.10 pick for the month of April… beautiful piece

09. Xbeef – Your Body

CEO OF Xsquad magazine and prominent IK based rap/ pop star XBeef joined the BandWagon of Artistes who sure made an amazing entry in the Month, and the Only One from that part of the state to make it to this countdown. The rapper’s new single YOUR BODY produced by Otyno is our no.9 pick for this month.

08. Richy B – BIG Man

The Saka nation front line act couldn’t get left out on this one as his latest vibe with legendary beat-Chef “ManPizzy” sure is worth a listening ear more than twice…

Base on “Every man na Big Man on him own way”, this Jam too na Big Jam and yes it made it to our no.8 spot on this countdown effortlessly…

07. Pope Don X – Plural

Featuring the South’s FineBoy Raster “L-J” and O’giver, the foremost Raggae DanceHall  Don left an awesome impression with this one addressing people’s perception influenced by one’s financial status. Jam is Settling comfortably at no.7

06. Pastor Goody Goody – Cha Cha Cha

Well, so much there truly is to say about this man however we’ll just focus on the latest single Finally dropped.

Having completed his educational pursuit, The “Legend” crooner who’s been quite underground for some time now makes his year’s debut as he drops a “fit to trend” jam tagged Cha Cha Cha, no exaggeration it is the best mixed jam in this compilation, however will have to settle at no.6 justly

05. Lakrim – Stay

BoiKrim falls into the category of artistes that took a break as 2018 came to an end and seemed to never wanna come back! well, galdly he came back and surely it is worth it as the former HannyHouse pop star sure scoored a major point with this single, Morien sure brought the extra spice too and best believe Kelv J was at his best yet seen on this jam… that’s how #Stay made it way to our Top5 spot undisputably.

04. Lj Saaaviour – Believe

“Andiyangha Sometin!” may not be the most consistent from this part of the world but whenever the Fineboy rasta turns up it’s a vibe! Spiced with appearances from the Kukere Master “Iyanya” and the Ibibio rap Maestro “Ikpa Udo” #Believe occupies our #4 spot of Top Jams that hit the airwaves last month… and wins the trophy for biggest collabo of the year thus far…

03. YoungChainz – African Woman

If you’re a fan of the slow tempo ShakuZanku, this is specially made for you.

the youngstar makes Iyanya sound like a novice marrying every cord and stringgs with awesomely appealing vibes to soften the hhardest of moods and put you on a groovy mood… trust O’giver in the console. Jam Issavibe!

02. NattyBreezy – ShutDown

From the Oil City, CashHouse Entertainment Frontline Act “NattyBreezy” unleashed a monster Hit off the trending ShakuZangu genre and believe there could be no Countdown excluding this Jam!

Featuring label mate KellyKrizz, both delivered fire on this one and #Shutdown couldn’t go below the No.2 spot for whatever reason as Hofishal Sound made sure the beat backed up the intent… banger!

01. O’giver – Ukarakpa

Having been away from active singing to focus more on Engineerings (mixing and mastering) which saw him being the brain behind some of the most prominent jobs out of the state in recent times, Mix master O.G makes a raving  comeback to the scene with a vibe way too addictive to ignore…

featuring Vnation frontline man Leki and awesome indigenious rap act D’ zaya the Ebekeke nube crooner sure made a classical hit off this one.

towering at our No.1 spot with thanks to quality delivery of guest appearances and ofcourse the Mix Master himself didnt disappoint

There you have the Top10 that came outta UYcity for the month of April… with the May compilation already in progress, be rest assured we’ll keep it steady henceforth… feel free to leave a comment below and dont forget to share and follow us on all social media platforms via @southjamz

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Meet Edwin Elikem Amenyeawu, the Young Engineer who designed & constructed the only Nightclub and lounge on a river

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Edwin Elikem Amenyeawu is a Ghanaian young Serial Entrepreneur ,Engineer, actor, and a media mogul who has been making waves in Ghana for some time now most especially in the arts and entertainment industry. Adding to his latest achievement is the construction engineering of the Only Club & lounge in Ghana situated on the Volta River. 


Yes! It is currently Ghana’s only club facility on Water!A graduate of the University of Ghana and a proud old student of St. Augsutine’s College, Cape Coast is one promising young man Ghana should be on the look out for. Known for the popular hashtag #stayPriceless
With his sight keenly set upon a career in the entertainment industry, He is the CEO of Priceless Group Africa of which Priceless Life Entertainment is a subsidiary; a full entertainment company into music and has signed young budding rapper Tulenkey. 
Other specializations include film, tv productions, events, marketing, promotions, general entertainment, media consultation and above all Entertainment facility Construction Engineering.


Speaking to Mr. Amenyeawu, he says” It was a new challenge even though we have had other experiences locally and internationally we haven’t had anything to do with construction on a water body, which has been an experience I would always be grateful for. 
Many of my workers couldn’t make it onto the project because they had aquaphobia but we still pulled through to meet our deadline.
As a young hardworking and determined Entrepreneur , “Priceless” as he is affectionately called seeks to change the entertainment scenery by setting benchmarks across all aspects of the arts and entertainment to meet international standards. 


As experts in Entertainment Facility Engineering, it is his wish to collaborate with other organizations to make available platforms, auditoriums and entertainment centres to diversify entertainment in Ghana and beyond.
The Holy Trinity Medical Centre and its Multi-Award Winning Health Tourism Subsidiary the Holy Trinity Spa, Ghana’s number one Spa and Health farm are all owned by renowned business executive and health sector mogul Dr. Felix Kwaku Gamesu Anyah. 
Check him out on all social media platforms – @edwinelikem

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Southjamz Exclusive: Why YCEE and the remaining Artistes Left TINNY Entertainment

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TINNY Entertainment was undoubtedly one of the leading Record Labels in Nigeria with a handful of talented acts signed under it.
The label is owned by Mr Timilehin Arokodare popularly known as Small TINNY, the label housed amazing entertainers such as YCEE, BELLA, Dapo Tuburna, Damilare and few others.

Last Week the front liner of the label YCEE made it publicly known, via a tweet, that he is no longer signed to the music label, in response to a fan who asked if he was still with the label. In truth, YCEE had terminated his contract with the label since September 2018, as well as, Bella, Dapo Tuburna and Damilare, who all terminated their contracts with the label, leaving TINNY Entertainment with no artiste to manage.

According to Azeez ‘Calypse’ Olalekan, who was the label’s PR (and held the record of the longest served member of staff) “I handled the label’s social media platforms, distribution and promotion of content; and trust me, in my almost two-year stay at the label, I lost count of how many staff members came and went. There was an instance where the label’s CEO returned from the UK and sacked ten of his staff members, leaving only the gate man and myself. One other time, a new staff member was employed on Monday and was sacked on Friday. Let’s say, Boss TINNY, as I always referred to him was a ruthless boss with high demand for excellence and little or no regard for his staff”
In further talks with the head of PR he further disclosed “It’s no surprise at all that all his artistes up and terminated their contracts with him at the same time.

The artistes’ anger with the label had started long ago and only intensified in January 2018 during the YCEE Juice Concert in London. YCEE and Bella had had issues with the label’s CEO while they were all in London; and as punishment, the management had abandoned the talents in the UK, leaving them with no means to take care of themselves or even return home. I will not go into the details of how the talents were able to survive their stay in the UK. The issue was later resolved but not too long afterwards, trouble brewed again in the camp when the label could no longer handle the management of her four artistes concurrently. Not a day went by without a complaint from one of the artistes demanding the status of their career and their brand direction. I remember this time when Dapo Tuburna, in indignation, sent an angry mail to the label’s CEO demanding to know the way forward as regarding his music career, while pointing out that the label was not holding up their own end of the contract; stating he funds his own distribution and promotion most of the time, despite having signed to a label as prominent as TINNY Entertainment. Damilare on the other hand, never stopped complaining about how the label did not have time for him and how the distribution and promotion of his releases were not properly funded by the label. He was signed in 2017 and had only two singles and a video to show for it. Established artistes often have a key-man clause in their contracts, which allows them to leave for another label if both parties, the label and the artiste, come to a mutual agreement to part ways. I think, that was the case with YCEE. For upcoming artistes, dropping out may be better than being stuck in a contract with a corporation that cares more about the bottom line than having the conviction to stick with artistes, even if they do not see immediate returns”.

Dear upcoming artistes, Obviously this big labels are not as rosy as we think and obviously before penning down a deal, be sure of your stand and value…

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Review: Uyo Top10 Jamz October Edition

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While the “A list” acts are doing all there is to stay afloat and occupy the top spot, fast emerging acts are not slacking in their efforts to create a space for themselves through dishing out quality Jamz and promoting them through their own possible means.
Below are Top10 outstanding quality vibes that raved the month of October in an ascending order…

#10. Okposong – ndoko mma

T.L Record’s lead act “Okposong” returned with #NdokoMma after recording massive success with his previous banger jam “Mboroko”. with Double D in the production console, the jam which celebrates and exaults the beauty inherent in his hometown is already the peoples favorite raving the airwaves and easly occupying our no.10 spot for the month.
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#09. XDTUNES – COME CLOSER

Fast emerging dancehall star who earlier debuted with #UyoAyaAdad that became an instant banger recently linked up with MCGEmpire in-house producer PimpBeatz to dish out another infectious afro sound to reaffirm his relevance in the sphere as Itak Isin Baby1 of the south (whatever that means… lol).
the tune mixed by our very own Ifex beat is already raving the airwaves and without rivalry settling at the no.9 spot of this countdown
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#08. ZIBEN – DEPRESSION

in a bid to communicate hope to them depressed souls out there, gospel rapper “Ziben” again puts out what can easly pass as the most lyrically rich song on this list to strengthen the weak.
well, this compilation isnt about just rich content right? – yeah. so the 8notes mastery in exibibition places this one at the no.8 spot.
Quality jam for those who still care to hear more than instrumentals
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#07. DJ Peejay – INTERNATIONAL VIBRA

featuring the Money Spec Records frontline act “the Ebariba Commander” and Tomba crooner “Mzee”, AKS finest DJ Peejay puts out a slow tempo ital vibe to spice our playlist. couldnt get boring with O’giver pun the console and it sure earned a spot here #7
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#06. Jasper Stunch – Give Away

The international badman and Stunch Music Cartel frontman returns in a wavy style and pattern to claim our top5 spot with the Shebongky produced love song that sees Jasper professing undying love to a yet unknowed girl whom he obviously has “Give Away” all his heart love and sense to …lol
jam is a banger we couldnt skip it here so with due analysis and review it couldn’t go anywhere below #6
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#05. Eddybillz – Shantel

Rastaman no Dreadlock Eddybillz is with no disputation the most prominent new school raggae dancehall artiste from E-town feeding fans with spectacular reggaeton sensational vibes, and his latest release #Shantel is yet another exibition of the Star’s versatility and dopeness.
produced by official Sounds this mid tempo jam occupys our no.5 spot with ease and is surely one jam you should vibe to…
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#04. CLONE BABA – MAMA

occupying the No.4 spot is “Clon’s – Mama”
Being one of the most consitent in dishing out Bangers for the enjoyment of good music lovers, the Tekno replica recently puts out an awesome fusion of oldies regular sounds spiced with trend vibe to give a unique feel to the jam that reviews and presents motherhood in the most adorable spotlight and like nothing heard yet, the jam is an instant banger anyday.
produced by Beat Of The Gods himself.
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#03. KrozzyBeatz – Ekong Nke

Recently officialy signed to Jagaban Music Group, producer/Singer Krozzybeatz puts out the refix to his previously released jam “Akwa Ibom” he tags this one “Ekong Nke” the Astra produced jam is one of the most celebrated amongst recently released songs that are dedicated to the state and earning the no.3 spot was without struggle.
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#02. MANPIZZY – MBAKARA

Oh da! Towering above every other jam featured in this compilation as the biggest collabo here in, ace beat maker/singer Manpizzy puts the baseline frontline act Skales on whats supposed to be a love song transformed to Afro Pop banger.
employing the professional hands of MC Galaxy”s in-house producer on this one, Mbakara is with no disputation one of those quality vibes to turn up for Anytime the DJ switch up.
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#01. Emy p – Okuk

Winner of World Music Day “Next Rated” 2018 freestyle and Space Entertainment front act is one of the new sensation making sure our playlist stays updated with raving hits back to back and his latest release “Okuk” douldnt settle for any less but the no.1 spot of this compilation.
the “Rex Made it” produced Pop tune reviews money relevance in the 21st century as it affects every man of the civilized world… seemingly an extraction from Mayorkun’s “Bobo” well redefined to relate the immediate environment of his base.
This is the 01 jam of our compilation for the month of October #Banger
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There you have the Top jamz that raved the Uyo airwaves last month… Feel free to drop a comment

other jamz worthnote:
While this Jamz couldn’t make get ahead of the number 10 jam herein, they obviously made rave and exhibits mastery in the sphere…

MC COLLINS – SIO MKPO
shadyblizs – jeje

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“STREET TALENT DISCOVER” Grand Finale holds this Sunday at Ikot Ekpene Plaza

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Raffia City Entertainers (RCE) presents “STREET TALENT DISCOVER” Grand Finale. Raffia City Entertainers (RCE) is the umbrella organization of all entertainers in Ikot Ekpene the Raffia City made up of Music Artistes, Music and Movie Producers, Comedians, DJs, Dancers, Bloggers Beauty Queens, Event Planners and Show promoters.

“STREET TALENT DISCOVERY” 2018 which is a brain child of one of Raffia City Stand Up comedian, Mc Gentility is aimed at reversing the entertainment challenges faced by entertainers in the area as well as discovering raw talent on the streets.

Following the just concluded Street to Street Talent Discovery shows held in various streets in Ikot Ekpene the Raffia City, were performing artistes in Singing, Dancing, Comedy, Disk Jockey, Acting and Spoken words were selected, the Grand Finale is set for the finalists to battle their way to the top as they get discovered.

Artistes scheduled to perform at the Grand Finale are: Xbeef, Nazi, Mc Gentility, Rolex Dimm, Wizzy T, Dope Boy, Mc Goodman, Mc Funny Machine, Orlah Jaey, T.I.G and lots more.

Official Djs: Dj 2Buzy, Female Dj Quinzee, Dj Kuvi, Dj Liberty, Dj J2, Dj Kool and Dj Rexz.

The event is slated as follows:
Date: Sunday 30th September, 2018
Venue: Ikot Ekpene Plaza
Time: Red Carpet – 3pm, Main Event – 4pm Prompt.

“STREET TALENT DISCOVERY” 2018 is officially Sponsored by is Champion Breweries Plc, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

For further enquiries, Call: 07039189558 , 08136042561 or 08065062339

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News: STARZZ Awards 2018 Nominations Now Open

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Following months of speculation and anticipation, Starzz Entertainment is proud to announce the call to entry for the 2018 edition of STARZZ AWARDS, the prestigious initiative has consistently honored great achievers from leaders, celebrities, community builders to captains of industries across the world.
The award ceremony has fast become established as one of the biggest gatherings of influential and global achievers on the continent.

The creative Director; Amb. Delytsome Emmanuel expressed his delight at the growing success of Starzz Awards, saying: “We have been inundated by calls from personalities across Africa with everyone asking when the next SA would return for another edition. However, we are thrilled to announce that 2018 occasion will be very grand and elegant”.

Entry for Starzz is free @ www.starzzawards.com and the closing date for submissions is the 30th of July 2018.

Nominees for the 2018 Starzz Awards will be announced via a televised broadcast on Galaxy Tv channels on DStv and GOtv on Wednesday 8th August, followed by publications on social media platforms and on Starzz award pages. The 2018 Award ceremony holds in the month of October in Lagos, Nigeria

For More Enquiries, Partnership/Sponsorship: +2347035341793, +2348081091083, Instagrm/Facebook; @starzzawards,
www.starzzawards.com

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SJ Exclusive Interview: Kelvinchrome Talks His Career As A Music Producer / An Artiste/ His Forth Coming Album And More

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Nigerian Music producer Kelvinchrome (chromesoundz) who is an Afro Soul/Rnb artist and a song writer Is one of the music producers who has taken the Nigerian music Fusion and retro game to the next level. His wide repertoires in the craft has given him a somewhat incredible but perfect mix of sounds he featured in his debut Music Album tagged “Sounds Of Life” #SOL.

On this exclusive interview with SouthJamz (Ugochi Uche), Kelvinchrome talks about his career as a recording artist, a music producer, his forth coming ALBUM and his dreams for 2018 and beyond.

 

 
*LET’S MEET YOU SIR*

My name Is Kelvin Ekarika. I hail from Akwa Ibom state. I am a music producer, recording artist and song writer based in Lagos Nigeria.

*TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER AS A MUSIC PRODUCER*

I started producing music when I was 13yrs old. I used the Yamaha PSR340 to make instrumental then to PSR640 then to PSR1000 which became my favourite. I would make instrumentals all day long and then record it into a Cassette tape just to listen to it with my sony Walkman. Till one day I got a call and made my first N10,000 of my beats at the age of 15yrs old I knew I found my path.

*WHAT MADE YOU BELIEVE YOU WILL BE A MUSIC PRODUCER*

Normally, sounds play in my head everyday. Every minute. In fact my mind develops a signature caricature tune for almost every person I meet and spend sometime with studying the key movements of the individual and translating it to sounds in my head. When ever they come around the sound or music will start to play *Laughs* and that sound describes Their persona in totality. So I reek of sounds- Millions in my head. But I learned to manage them eventually, learned to assemble those sounds and like a knife through butter, it made sense.

*WHEN DID YOU START SINGING*

I have been in the choir since 10yrs of age. Started singing with the choir that young. Then soloed my first song when I was 14yrs old. Later I joined a music group called De Angels, contested for the Song Of The year and came 2nd runner up. After that, Joined JYC. Along side the C.E.O Faitho “Beegboi” Ndah in 2009 as a music producer, song writer and co- artist. After which I went solo to do my thing.

*ABOUT THE “SOUNDS OF LIFE” ALBUM WHAT ARE WE EXPECTING*

It is a unique assemblage of sounds. Sleeker than your average kind of album and lyrics cycling about Love.. You know nature breeds Nothing but love when u tastes a pineapple… Exactly the point! Putting together the *Sounds of life* album was exciting. Since I had to select my favourite sounds and progressions, my creative process was quite easy. I wrote and recorded the songs over a period of time. Then worked with Sound Engineers like PluzFactorFactory ApluzMix, Dan Jiggy, DannypKME and Ibboss (Innoveightive Beat). The songs were all produced by Chromesoundz

The music is about my life and experiences in life generally.

*ONE LAST ONE SIR, LOOKING AT THE COMPETITIVE NATURE OF THE MUSIC MARKET RIGHT WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL THIS (THE ALBUM) WILL BREAK IN*

Competition can only abound where niche is scarce. My music is different. I bank on that!.

Well, y’all have heard it all… Save for this One, a compilation of Well made sounds…

Link up Chrome via:

Twitter: @Chromesoundz
Instagram: @Kelvinchrome

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Top10 Uyo Bangers 2017 (SouthJamz Ratings)

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2017 Like no other year has been quite favourable for entertainers in the game hustling their way up.
Lots of new entries while the already established folks refused to slack, meanwhile…. Here is a compilation of Top10 Uyo singles that raved the Airwaves…

#10. iQuo – Imafiop

Off the iQuolizer EP, the activity pikin sure killed this One. The song focused on a description of unconditional love. With a dope video to compliment and massive airplay well received by good song lovers, this joint keeps the Oil city Starboi at no.10

#9. X-Libaty – Oleeway

From Far East, Odugwu Liba be holding it down big time in the whole south with so much confidence and positivity.
“OleeWay” being his most infectious release in 2017 rockets this aggressive rapper to instant spotlight earning him a reputable spot right here

#8. Elybede – Hands Down

With Chrome on the Beat and Sagas holding down a significant part of the joint, it couldn’t be a failure, but that’s not just it. Elybede surely expressed mastery in this piece from lyrics to renditions yet the message was sharp and in a dope style and pattern and the outcome…? #WavyTune
It becomes one of the first joint by a rising act to be covered by another up and coming (X-Libaty)

#7. Ikpa Udo – Ayakid

From the stables of maximum disturbance entertainment, the Edidem of Ibibio Rap jumped on it with Otyno on the Console… The single is currently his latest and biggest with Magnito featured pun diz One the outcome is infectious.

#6. Zillions – Give it to me

This jam is a problem from scratch to end.
The Ibibio rap god reigned fire and brimstone while the Okpo records gang leader on the other hand kept the “sweeeeeed” on a 100. Lyra baba added the extra spice. The definition of a finished job

#5. David Millz – EttE

with no Exaggeration the Trap single “EttE” produced by 8note is currently the dopest trap single banging from the South
The Laturahe entertainment lead Act David Millz dropped the wavy tune as a follow up after his year debut single “Amedi” and on first night of release jam already had over 10000 downloads with radio tours and massive airplay. Jam is on fire.

#4. Feelingz – Lap Dance

The MCG Empire in-house producer dropped this single sometime in the middle of the year featuring the CEO MC Galaxy and chocolate city in-house DJ “Lambo” and the joint has since stand out as one of the dopest export from the South making wave in the mainstream, being aired in top radio stations and stream in all reputable sites across the country.

#3. Brown Edu – SukuTa

The Rapper surely sold out this one on a platter of controversy as no One yet clearly understand what he meant by “SukuTa” yet his rhythmic rap style and wavy flows made this one of the people’s favorite as the jam remains Obviously one of South’s most streamed song of the year with massive airplay from radio stations across Nigeria and media trends. This should be nominated Jam of the Year¡

#2. Sagas – Sai

Known for his Easy going sensational flows, the Eyen Obong Owo Jason been impressively consistent since last year but this “Sai” single. O’giver made sure the accompaniment is just complimenting while the Grand Empire lead Man kept it One Hundred with absolutely no stress. Earned rep from Simi, massive airplay and top shows headlining #Sai is a Jam

#1. Usimeke – Toju

In this Era of noisy empty songs, Usimeke debut with a life impacting lyrically deep single “Toju” with a very special message to every youth in the street.
Too good a song for a first timer but yes it’s her official debut and surely has placed the act in a reputable position in the industry with yet an award from the just concluded PMFA to show for it.

There you have it, Southjamz compilation of Top10 Jamz that made the massive headlines in Uyo 2017

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EDITORIALEVENTS

iQuo Set To Lit Up Eket With “The Activity Pikin Concert”🔥🔥 // @iquolizer

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Ima Fiop’ crooner iQuo is here with his highly anticipated gig tagged ‘iQuo And Friends: The Activity Pikin Concert. The show will definitely bring the city of Eket to a halt as it will create an avenue for the fans to hangout with the act with no restrictions whatsoever. The event is on a track to set standards, break existing records for the rising star and give fans what they truly crave for and deserve.

iQuo, known for his electrifying stage craft is ending this year on a high note and leaving no stone unturned to ensure that music lovers and other attendees are given optimum satisfaction on the night of his concert, fans will also be opportuned to watch the live premiere of the artist’s recently released video ‘Ima Fiop’. Scheduled to hold on Sunday 3th of December, 2017, the concert will be headlined by the South south’s pride himself iQuo alongside other amazing entertainers. The night promises to be one of an unforgettable experience with lots of music and artistry on offer. The event will showcase the Activity pikin in a form the audience has never witnessed before.

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Artiste of the WeekEDITORIAL

Spotlight: “DJ JEMMY” (Female Disc Jockey)

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In this male dominated sphere of entertainment, this is one female with a Man’s hustle spirit who has successfully earned a spot above most prominent male of recent in the Region (South) and beyond.

Born JEMIMAH ASUKWO NDEM, from Uruan L.G.A – Akwa Ibom State & Brought up in Calabar,

this fresh Graduate of BIOLOGY UNIABUJA who professionally went into DJing in 2011 Towers as one of South South’s Finest and most successful Female in the Biz of Spins.

Having played in Africa’s biggest entertainment showdown “CALABAR CARNIVAL”, Hennessey Party – Abuja, Smirnoff Party – Uyo/Calabar, and many other CV boosting events

DJ Jemmy is also currently the Official DJ of EPISODE LOUNGE UYO. And trust, she’s got the vibe to keep any event lit🔥 till the very last minute.

Link up Jemmy via:

Facebook :Dj Jemmy.
Instagram :@Sexydj_jemmy.
Phone number: 08058686841, 07089969492

Gmail: jemmybabay@gmail.com

#teamSouthjamz

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