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GoTV Unveils Laycon As Its Latest Brand Ambassador

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GOtv Nigeria has unveiled BBNaija Lockdown edition winner, Olamilekan Agbeleshe popularly known as Laycon, as its latest brand ambassador at an event to launch MultiChoice’s festive season campaign for DStv and GOtv.


Laycon will star in the brand’s festive campaign for the GOtv Jolli package as well kick-off a GOtv city tour starting this November in Abeokuta, Enugu, Uyo, Abuja and Lagos.


Chief Customer Officer at MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, said Laycon and GOtv have a lot of similarities which can be seen in their creativity, passion and the ability to connect with audiences both young and old.


“Laycon’s rise to fame on the platform of the hugely popular BBNaija reality TV show is one story that will never get old. His talent fuelled by passion made him highly relatable and endeared him to many. We are excited to have him onboard and we look forward to a mutually rewarding experience,” said Mabutho.


Laycon responded to this by saying: “I am excited to join the GOtv Nigeria family. This is a good one for me and I feel honoured to be a part of this leading pay TV entertainment brand. GOtv is about quality entertainment and that is something that resonates with my brand as a creative. I look forward to showcasing the amazing campaign we’ve worked on together.”
Mabutho said starting from November 21, customers can get a GOtv decoder and antennae with one month on Jolli package at N8,400. “As always, our commitment is to enrich the entertainment experiences of our valued customers and with something for everyone during the holiday season with GOtv,” he said.


He said GOtv is ushering in the festive season with an exciting mix of programming for the entire family including, a line-up of festive movies, sporting action, kids’ entertainment and local content. Some of the festive content to look out for include: the Africa Magic Holiday Channel, with new seasons of Turn Up Friday with Pepsi and Infinix and Owambe Saturday with Goldberg plus a brand-new show, Jollof with Me sponsored by Cussons Carex and Morning Fresh. Also, the biggest festivals such as the Calabar Carnival, The Experience (Global Edition), Festival of Champions and the Miss Africa pageant will make a grand return on the special Nigerian Festivals pop-up channel.
Sports fans can also look forward to an exciting festive season with LIVE football action from La Liga featuring the Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday, 21 November, the 21st edition of GOtv Boxing Night on Friday, 27 November and WWE Survivor Series on Sunday, 29 November.

The kids are also not left out as more fun awaits them with a whole lot of animated content on the Kidz Club on M-Net Movies 4 plus holiday stunts on Cartoon Network, Da Vinci and Nickelodeon.

Laycon has once again given his Icons another bragging right.

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14th Headies Nominations: Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid Compete For “Artiste Of The Year”

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Nigeria’s most reputable and regarded music award show, The Headies, has released this year’s nominee’s list.
The headies is aimed at rewarding excellence in the Nigerian music and creative industry. Its 14th edition reviewed songs from July 2019 to September 2020.
This year, we see Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mayorkun, and Tiwa Savage contending for one of the highly sought after awards, “Artist of the Year”.


See the full list of nominees:

Artiste of the year
1.Burna boy
2.Davido
3.Wizkid
4.Mayorkun
5.Tiwa savage


Song Of The Year
1.Fem – Davido
2.Nobody – Dj Neptune Feat. Joeboy & Mr. Eazi
3.Joro – Wizkid
4.Mafo – Naira Marley
5.Duduke – Simi


Album Of The Year
1.African Giant – Burna Boy
2.Apollo – Fireboy Dml
3.Afro Pop Vol. 1 – Adekunle Gold
4.Yellow – Brymo
5.Boo Of The Booless – Chike


Best Rap Album
1.God’s Engineering – Aq
2.Illy Chapo X – Illbliss
3.Ypszn2 – Psycho Yp
4.Cult! – Paybac Iboro
5.The Erigma Ii – Erigga


Producer Of The Year
1.Pheelz – ‘Billionaire’ By Teni
2.Spax – ‘Away’ By Oxlade
3.Kel P – ‘Pull Up’ By Burna Boy
4.Sarz – ‘Mad’ By Sarz & Wurld


Best R&B Album
1.Laughter, Tears And Goosebumps – Fireboy Dml
2.I Like Girls With Trobul – Sarz & Wurld
3.King – Praiz
4.Boo Of The Booless – Chike
5.Celia – Tiwa Savage


Best Alternative Album
1.Yellow – Brymo
2.Lucid – Asa
3.The Light – Bez
4.Pioneers – Drb Lasgidi
5.Roots – The Cavemen


Best Pop Album
1.Apollo – Fireboy Dml
2.African Giant – Burna Boy
3.A Good Time – Davido
4.Woman Of Steel – Yemi Alade
5.Afro Pop Vol. 1 – Adekunle Gold


Next Rated
1.Tems
2.Omah Lay
3.Oxlade
4.Bella Shmurda


Best ‘Alternative’ Song
1.Corner – Lady Donly Feat. Vanjess & The Cavemen
2.I Wonder – Moelogo
3.Bitter – Deena Ade
4.Anita – The Cavemen
5.Money Devotion – Gbasky
6.God Save The Queen – Olu


Best Street-Hop Artiste
1.Naira Marley & Young John – Mafo
2.Mayorkun – Geng
3.Reminisce Feat. Olamide & Naira Marley – Instagram
4.Rudeboy – Audio Money
5.Ivd & Zlatan – Bolanle
6.Olamide – Pawon


Best Vocal Performance (Female)
1.Simi – No Longer Beneficial
2.Lindsey Abudei – One On The Outside
3.Niniola – Addicted
4.J-Dess – Chi Efo
5.Yemi Alade – Lai Lai
6.Imanse – Ajala


Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Wurld – Ghost Town
2.Chike – Forgive
3.Praiz – Under The Sky
4.Cohbams – Plenti
5.Nonso Amadi – What Makes You Sure
6.Johnny Drille – Count On You


Best Music Video
1. Eli – Fireboy By Clarence Peters
2.1 Milli – Davido By Director K
3.Smile – Wizkid By Meji Alabi
4.Billionaire – Teni By Tg Omori
5.Shekere – Yemi Alade By Ovie Etseyatse


Best R&B Single
1.Under The Sky – Praiz
2.Duduke – Simi
3.Mad – Sarz & Wurld
4.Bad Influence – Omah Lay
5.Tattoo – Fireboy Dml
6.Dangerous Love – Tiwa Savage

Best Rap Single
1.Ogb4ig – Reminisce
2.Shut Up – Blaqbonez
3.Country – Illbliss
4.Get The Info – Phyno, Falz & Phenom
5.Bop Daddy – Falz Feat. Ms. Banks
Songwriter Of The Year
1.Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye (Simi – Duduke)
2.Adedamola Adefolahan (Fireboy Dml Dml – Dreamer)
3.Damini Ogulu (Burna Boy – Way Too Big)
4.Stanley Omah Didia (Omah Lay – Bad Influence)
5.Sadiq Onifade (Wurld – Ghost Town)
6.Adekunle Kosoko (1 Milli)

Lyricist On The Roll
1. Aq – Eunice
2. Blaqbonez – Define Rap 2
3. Mi Abaga – Trinity
4. Illbliss – Country
5. Phenom – Get The Info
6. Phyno – Speak Life

Best Collabo
1.Know You – Ladipoe Feat. Simi
2.Nobody – Dj Neptune Feat. Joeboy & Mr. Eazi
3.Sweet In The Middle – Davido Feat. Naira Marley, Zlatan & Wurld
4.Don’t Call Me Back – Joeboy Feat. Mayorkun
5.Totori – Id Cabasa Feat. Wizkid & Olamide
6.Get The Info – Phyno Ft Phenom, Falz

Best Recording Of The Year
Ozymandias – Brymo
Smile – Wizkid Feat. Her
Wonderful – Burna Boy
Dreamer – Fireboy Dml
Ghost Town – Wurld

Headies Revelation
1. Victor Ad
2. Fireboy Dml
3. Joeboy
4. Teni
5. Rema
6. Chike

Best Pop Single
1.Billionaire – Teni
2.Nobody – Dj Neptune Feat. Joeboy & Mr. Eazi.
3.Lady – Rema
4.Fem – Davido
5.Joro – Wizkid
6.Skeletun – Tekno

Rookie Of The Year
1.Olakira
2.Alpha P
3.Jamopyper
4.Zinoleesky
5.Bad Boy Timz

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice
1.Davido
2.Omah Lay
3.Burna Boy
4.Falz
5.Fireboy Dml
6.Mayorkun
7.Dj Neptune
8.Wizkid

African Artiste Recognition
1.Master Kg
2.Kuami Eugene
3.Sauti Sol
4.Shaata Wale
5.Stonebwoy

Hall Of Fame
King Sunny Ade
Special Recognition:
Eedris Abdulkareem
Timaya
Skeletun – Tekno

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Wizkid’s ‘Made in Lagos’ Makes Guardian UK’s Best Albums of 2020 List

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Popular Nigerian singer and songwriter Wizkid’s highly celebrated album “Made In Lagos” has been listed among The Guardian UK‘s Top 50 Best Albums of 2020, making it the only African album on the list.

According to the publication, the list is drawn from votes by Guardian music critics – each critic votes for their top 20 albums, with points allocated for each placing, and those points tallied to create this order.

The 14-track album not only envelops listeners in the unique sounds, live instrumentation and vibes of Lagos but celebrates Wizkid’s love and appreciation for where he comes from and his inspirational journey with standout tracks such as “Blessed” and “Reckless.”

The project includes features from an incredible group of chart-topping artistes – Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Starboy Entertainment’s youngest signee Terri.

“Nigerian pop continued to establish itself more firmly on the international stage in 2020 with successful albums by Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Tems and more. The best of them all was this lilting, versatile record by Wizkid,” the Guardian said in its article.

“Guest stars from across the Black Atlantic – Skepta and Ella Mai from the UK, HER from the US, Damian Marley and Projexx from Jamaica – create the sense of a diasporic dialogue, where reggae, dancehall, rap and Afro-swing seamlessly and sensually intertwine.”


Within one week of release, Made In Lagos broke several African streaming records. It became the first African album to debut on the Spotify Global Album chart, and within the top ten at that. The album surpassed 100 million streams across five platforms nine days after release, a huge milestone for an Afrobeats artist.

It debuted at no. 15 on the UK Albums Chart with over 4,100 album-equivalent units and no. 80 on the US Billboard 200 with over 10,000 album-equivalent units. “Ginger” became the only charting single off the album in the first week of release, peaking at no. 67 on the UK Singles Chart.

Congratulations are in order for Wizkid, as he recently won BET Soul Train Awards for the second time. Honouring artistes across 12 categories, the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” recognised Summer Walker (Album of the Year), Megan Thee Stallion (Rhythm & Beats Award), Brandy (Soul Train Certified), Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid (Video of the Year), Snoh Aalegra (Best New Artist) and Kirk Franklin (Best Gospel/Inspirational Award) for their special contributions to the genre.

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Kenya Pop Group Sauti Sol on E- Central

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Newscentral’s Rakiya Abdulkareem chats with award-winning Afro-pop group from Kenya, Sauti Sol about their just-released album “Midnight Train” which featured sensational artists from around Africa also discuss the effect of coronavirus on the entertainment industry in Kenya and Africa.

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