Insecurity: TUC charges FG to show more seriousness…Retires its Sec Gen

WORKFORCE by Bimbo Oyesola

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has charged the Federal Government to show more seriousness in addressing the various cases of insecurity in the country with the current upsurge in the attacks on the innocent citizens.

The TUC President General, Comrade Peter Esele, who addressed the press after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos expressed that the workers now hoped that the government would pay more attention to the growing rate of kidnapping, bombings and robbery attacks on banks, general workers and other citizens of the country.

Condemning the bizarre kidnap of mother of the Finance Minister, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the TUC boss said it was now apparent that the kidnappers had no respect for the law of the land or individuals, hence the need for the government to intensify its effort in arresting the menace. “There is no other way to describe the spate of kidnapping in the country, with the boldness of these criminals, kidnapping the mother of our honourable minister.

We only hope that with this kind of high rate of kidnap cases, the government would now find solution to this scourge,” he said. In the same vein, the labour leader also warned religious leaders in the country to desist from politiciing the recent bomb attack on the military formation in Jaji.

He added: “The NEC-in-Session also condemns the religious coloration being introduced by some religious bodies in the investigation being carried out by the military in the bombing of the military barracks in Jaji by suspected fundamentalists. The military should be allowed to carry out both its internal and external statutory investigations so that the issues can be properly addressed in the collective interest of Nigerians.”

Comrade Esele, who lamented on the continued deterioration of infrastructure, mostly roads, despite the huge funds being expended, called on government to expedite action on the improvements as the advancement of the economy is dependent on good infrastructure. The TUC’s NEC however commended the Federal Government on the recently concluded negotiation with the workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and implored the government to implement fully the terms of the agreement and deliver to the citizenry the promise of 24 hours uninterrupted electricity power supply to the nation.

The TUC President also said that the NEC endorsed fully the current industrial action in Plateau State in the struggle for workers emancipation due to non compliance with minimum wage act. He stated further on the NEC’s deliberations,”The NEC-in-Session frowns at the current version of the National Health Bill which does not accommodate the interest of many Nigerians. We therefore demand an invitation to a Public Hearing for our input in making the Bill a better gift to Nigerians.”

Meanwhile the Labour Centre at the meeting also announced the retirement of its Secretary General, Comrade John Kolawole, who has since been replaced in the acting capacity by Comrade Musa Lawal, the former Deputy Secretary General. According to Comrade Esele, Comrade Kolawole, aged 61 was retired in line with the condition of service of the TUC, which puts retirement of its personnel at 60 years.

I will go on hunger strike over impunity level — Ugolor

David Ugolor

The Executive Director, Africa Network for Economic and Environmental Justice, David Ugolor, was arrested for allegedly masterminding the killing of the Principal Private Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Olaitan Oyerinde.  In this interview with JAMES AZANIA, Ugolor, however, says he was framed

Why were you linked with Oyerinde’s murder?

The police claimed that one Garuba Masamari mentioned to them that one David contracted them to kill Oyerinde. My name is David Ugolor, we have Davids all over the country, so how the police now came to the conclusion that it was David Ugolor that asked them to kill Oyerinde is very surprising. It is still something that I cannot understand. The court discharged and acquitted me based on the report of the Director of Public Prosecutions.  When I read the DPP report, it was obvious that the police deliberately framed me, to create confusion and to hide their incompetence from the Nigerian public.

Are you satisfied now that you have been acquitted?

I am not satisfied. It’s not about me; it’s about Nigeria, it’s about the gruesome murder of my good friend, Olaitan Oyerinde.

Satisfaction can only come when justice prevails, as we speak, justice has not prevailed. That’s why I am saying that it’s not about David Ugolor; it’s about the Nigerian state, it’s about how Nigerians will continue to view the police and how Nigerians will take seriously the transformation message of President Goodluck Jonathan.

If I was found guilty, it would have been a death penalty for what I did not know and never did. It is in the interest of the President to end the culture of impunity in the police.

You have said your arrest and arraignment was a frame-up, are you saying those who killed Oyerinde are walking free now?

If you recall, three days after my arrest on July 27, the State Security Service paraded a set of people who confessed to Nigerians that they killed Oyerinde.  Items stolen from Olaitan’s house were traced to them and they were all displayed including his wedding ring, iPad and computer. Those people confirmed how they carried out the operation and the SSS handed over the suspects to the police. The next thing was that they said one of the suspects said I contracted them to kill Oyerinde. When the suspects were paraded, the gang leader said they got their information through Oyerinde’s gateman, but as we speak, the police who have the gateman in their custody have not charged him to court neither have they released him. So, on what premise are the police continually detaining the gate man? These are questions Nigerians need to be asking the police authority. What strikes me most is that the police think once they can get rid of me, they can move on.

Why would you think the police falsely accused you of killing Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s aide?

As a leading human rights activist in the country for 25 years, I could have stepped on a number of toes, which is not deliberate but it is an attempt to create a better society. The political elite do not find my work in the oil and gas sector and good governance in Nigeria comfortable. I am just a victim of that. How was Ken Saro-Wiwa hanged? Those that are in power in Nigeria today think they can kill, frame people and do all kinds of things. Nobody can play God, and that’s my message to the police hierarchy.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole has expressed misgivings over the police failure to bring the perpetrators of the murder to book. What’s your own position on this?

The police made an attempt to manipulate the public but we are better informed. The outcome of the DPP’s advice and my discharge in court showed clearly that the four suspects, who the police arrested for the killing of Oyerinde, were actually not the people who killed him. As a matter of fact, two among these four suspects that the police said killed Oyerinde were actually armed robbers in police custody since April 24 and Oyerinde was assassinated on May 4.

What was your relationship with the late Oyerinde?

I was the founding Chairman of Publish What You Pay Campaign, the leading civil society movement working on good governance in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria, and during my leadership we had people like Ledum Mittee and the late Beko Ransome-Kuti and others like Oyerinde in that movement. I will soon embark on a hunger strike to draw global attention to the level of impunity in Nigeria. It is important that Oyerinde does not die in vain and we all have that responsibility in Nigeria.

How has all these affected your activities?

I think that was the primary aim of framing me. When I was arrested, the deputy commissioner of police who was investigating the case was asking for the account number of ANEEJ. I was wondering what the account number of ANEEJ had to do with the death of Oyerinde, but because they say ‘a clear conscience fears no accusation,’ I gave it to him. I gave my SIM cards to the commissioner and as we speak, I am not sure that any investigation was carried out. I am not sure that any was carried out because they knew that they were playing a script handed to them by their master. What they don’t know is that we need organisations like ANEEJ in Nigeria because if we destroy organisations that fight for values, we are invariably encouraging the society to move in the direction of violence, as represented by Boko Haram in the Northern part of the country. Take for instance the leader of the Boko Haram that was  killed in the North by the police, after the military handed him over to them, you saw what later happened. Perhaps if they had been taken through the normal judicial process, I am sure it would have paid off better for the society today. If Ken Saro-Wiwa was not unjustly murdered by Abacha’s dictatorial regime, do you think what we experienced in the Niger Delta struggle would have happened? It is not in their interest to kill human rights activists. They should learn lessons from Libya. Gadhafi killed those who were opposed to him; they should learn lesson from Saddam Hussein, where are their families today? It will happen in Nigeria. Some in leadership in Nigeria will face the International Criminal Court. If after my hunger strike, I get no justice in Nigeria, I will have no other option but to cry to the international community. I will exhaust all avenues.

R2Bees – Odo (Prod by KillBeatz)

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Intro (Mugeez)

ɛyɛ nokwarɛ sɛ ma tia hwe mu

Nanso seesei dei me hu amaneɛ ooo

Pin me nkyɛn ma me sɔ wo mu

ɛfrisɛ na mekraa nu me nsa tɔsuo

Me twea me twea enbaɛ eye

ɛyɛ me sɛ bribi kraa mu den ooo

Wo ne makoma su m’ade

nti eya entwitwi wo hu ooo

Chorus (Mugeez)

ɔdɔ eee, wobɛ dɔ me aa dɔ me prɛku ɔdɔ eeeh

wobɛ dɔ me aa dɔ me prɛku ɔbaa eeeh

Ahɔfɛ mɛfa wodɔ ntentɛ ooo, ɔdɔ eeeh

ɛnfa me ne wo mienu dɔ kyekyɛ oo medɔ eeeh

wobɛ dɔ me aa dɔ me prɛku, ɔdɔ eeeh

wobɛ dɔ me aa dɔ me prɛku, ɔbaa eeeh

Ahɔfɛ mɛfa wodɔ ntentɛ ooo, ɔdɔ eeeh

ɛnfa me ne wo mienu dɔ kyekyɛ oo medɔ eeeh

Verse 1 (Mugeez)

Sanka akoma tesɛ bofrɛ a,

anka mɛbae mu ama wo ɛhu

ɔdɔ mmbrusu na mabɔ ne bɛdɛ ee

Mede bɛsoa wo ama wo ɛdru

All the picture I dey take before

Try to paint my love for you

Don’t you hear what dem dey say

I go love you make we shame the devil

Wey you for hold me like your own now and forever

ɔdɔ eeeh ɔdɔ eeeeeh wooo wooo wooo wooo wooo ɔbaa eeeeeh

Ahɔfɛ mɛfa wodɔ ntentɛ ooo, ɔdɔ eeeh

ɛnfa me ne wo mienu dɔ kyekyɛ oo medɔ eeeh

Chorus

wobɛ dɔ me aa dɔ me prɛku, ɔdɔ eeeh

wobɛ dɔ me aa dɔ me prɛku, ɔbaa eeeh

Ahɔfɛ mɛfa wodɔ ntentɛ ooo, ɔdɔ eeeh

ɛnfa me ne wo mienu dɔ kyekyɛ oo medɔ eeeh

Verse 2 (Rap)(Paedae)

I’m in love with this cute Chick

The drives me on like the Q6

I’m in the wild fantasies the t*tt**s

I’m from the city that makes you dance to the music

You know I’ll treat you well

Been fantasizing about you being my girl

So when I had the chance to cast a spell I said

Someone like or someone like Adele

So tell the world to go hell

I’m the man on fire Denzel

I’ll buy you shoes diamonds, and pearls

Upper tickets see around the world

Wompɛ wei na wopɛ dɛ

Odo nyɛ sika bah ɛkosi dabɛn

Sooko na mmaa p3, sooko nyɛ bɔne oo

Nti wowɔ Sika won dada wo yere

Send the money ooo

Chorus

wobɛ dɔ me aa dɔ me prɛku, ɔdɔ eeeh

wobɛ dɔ me aa dɔ me prɛku, ɔbaa eeeh

Ahɔfɛ mɛfa wodɔ ntentɛ ooo, ɔdɔ eeeh

ɛnfa me ne wo mienu dɔ kyekyɛ oo medɔ eeeh

wobɛ dɔ me aa dɔ me prɛku, ɔdɔ eeeh

wobɛ dɔ me aa dɔ me prɛku, ɔbaa eeeh

Ahɔfɛ mɛfa wodɔ ntentɛ ooo, ɔdɔ eeeh

ɛnfa me ne wo mienu dɔ kyekyɛ oo medɔ eeeh

© 2012 R2Bees

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Christmas: Eagles Striker Visits Orphanages, Hospital, Splashes N10m On Babies

Levante striker, Obafemi Martins spent Christmas day in Lagos visiting hospitals and orphanage homes. The Super Eagles forward who missed out on a chance to appear in his second African Cup of Nations in South Africa, visited the Maternity Island Hospital, the SOS Village in Isolo and some hospitals in Lagos.

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Martins embarked on this noble gesture on behalf of his foundation which gave gifts items and cash donations to the visited hospitals and orphanages.

Sources close to the striker disclosed that over N10million was splashed on hospital bills of babies born on Christmas day in Lagos which also included cash donations to their mothers.

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Timi Dakolo Exclusive: ‘Reality shows come with a lot of pressure’

By Olamide Jasanya

Timi Dakolo

After he won the first edition of the West African Idol, all eyes were on him to deliver. Five years after, Dakolo is seen by many as one of Nigeria’s strongest male vocalists. In this interview, the 31-year-old newly-wed shares with NET the truth behind his supposed near-death experience in Port Harcourt, what married life has been like for him and his plans for the future.

Let’s start with the news about the aircraft incident. What exactly happened?

I was not on that plane, [and] I wasn’t meant to enter. What happened was that I had a performance at CARNIRIV that evening and I was running out of time. There were choppers and I needed to know which one was available, but they kept telling me to wait for a particular 24-seater. When I got tired of waiting, I went to get a boat straight to Yenogoa. The plane had crashed even before I left. Incidentally, the network service in that area wasn’t good, so I wasn’t reachable. Perhaps that was the cause for the confusion, but I didn’t grant any interview saying whether I was going to board the plane or not.

But minutes after, you got on social media and tweeted about God saving you…

That was because I was hoping to enter a chopper, anyone available. Indeed, I was desperate to get one, but not that particular one, so when people started saying all sorts, I got confused. One person even had a version that I was seated in the plane and asked to come out. It’s not funny when somebody calls you to tell you they heard you are dead.

Away from that, what kind of reception has your album gotten since its release?

It’s been great. I really don’t [do] the popular kind of music. I try as much as possible to stay in my lane because everybody wants to do everybody’s music. I stay in my lane because it is what I’m good at, not because I can’t do other kinds of music, but I like to identify with the kind of music I do. Generally, the reception has been great, from Let It ShineHeaven PleaseI Love You and the rest. Everybody had something to pick from it. If I had not titled it Beautiful Noise, I would have named it mixed grill, because it had reggae, rock, ballads, soul and all.

When you say you ‘stay in your lane’ what exactly do you mean?

I don’t like to do the everyday thing everybody does. I don’t want to be pressured to do that either. I’ve [always] been known, since the days of West African Idol, to do ballads and love songs, and I like to stay there. For instance, you won’t see Bob Marley doing a Rock song, that’s what I mean.

Nigerian artistes these days are judged by how many club hits they have. Do you see yourself moving to that direction?

I don’t think so but I might do one or two techno [songs].

So is there a possibility of having a club hit from Timi Dakolo?

It depends; time will tell.

Your ‘Great Nation’ video has been getting a lot of great reviews. Some even suggested the song be made the National Anthem. 

I never thought of that, I just wanted something to give hope to my generation and help them remember that there is no other place we can call our home. I wanted them to realize that it doesn’t matter where we travel to for holidays, for medical checkups or education that can be like our country. I look forward to the day when everybody will want to stay in Nigeria, when Nigerian hospitals will be recommended for ailing people abroad, when people don’t consider tribes or ethnicity before the interest of the country. I want us to have a good educational system, a good health system where everything is right and in order.

What inspired that song?

I just looked around me that day and realized some years ago, currencies like N20 or N50 used to be a problem, but now I can afford the basic things of life. I have a house, I have a car. I can give out and not feel bad, but my grandmother, who actually molded my life, is missing. I just thought about it and I wished she was still alive.

Tell us your experience while writing that song.

It was actually myself, Cobhams [Asuquo]and a colleague. We were tired of all the Nigerian jagajaga songs. The truth is we are still very lucky in this country, other countries haven’t gone through what we have and they have scattered and broken, but we are still together and we are for a purpose. Let’s just forget about our ethnic [differences] and build a nation for the sake of our children and the ones unborn.

 What does the song writing process entail?  

It’s just your mind. The whole process for me varies. Sometimes, I don’t have a part to play, like the song ‘Heaven Please.’ It was in the middle of the night, the song came in with the line ‘Heaven Please’ and I kept repeating it. I woke up my friend, Justice Amadichukwu and together we started writing. In 2 hours, we were done, and when M.I came later that day, we wrapped it up.

What was the first song you wrote and at what age?

The first song I actually sat down to write, I am yet to record. I have a friend who plays the guitar, so then it was very easy, we used to sit down and write, but my first recorded song was Love of My Life in 2005. We were just students trying to do what we love.

As an artiste, what kind of music you listen to?

First of all, I don’t listen to my songs [because] I am always criticizing myself. There are places where I think I write songs better and [one of those places] is my bathroom. I think that echo helps a lot. The songs I listen to, none. I don’t listen to music, I’m always on my playstation. I can count all the songs I know from the beginning to the end, apart from my songs. If I pick any interesting song, it can be my favorite for months and I still will not know the lyrics from the beginning to the end.

You are signed on to the Now Muzik management. What has that been like for you?

Before Now music, I was trying to do the music thing on my own, but the truth is we can’t do these things on our own. There has to be division of labour. Now Music has been very active. They get the job done; the deals I couldn’t get, the contracts I couldn’t strike, they get it done. They make it easy.

You all got married this year, was that Now Muzik decision?

Actually, I [had already] decided to get married this year since 2011. I have always thought I would get married at 30.

Share with us your experience with marriage.

Marriage changes a lot of things, starting with how you think. You don’t think for one anymore. You think for the children in your loins, your wife. Normally, you can decide to eat outside, especially when you are tired, but now you can’t, otherwise, when you get home, you will explain where your appetite disappeared to. I used to be very happy for Christmas because somebody would buy me something, but things have changed; now, I’m the one that buys people things. It is a very wonderful venture though.

How did you meet your wife?

We were having a Valentine’s programme in my church. I walked up to her and asked her to be my date. I asked for her number, she refused at first, but when I continued pestering her, she succumbed. We started talking and listening to each other’s shortcomings and from there, we kick-started our Romeo and Juliet loving.

Lets talk about your experience at the West Africa Idol.

I went there with some of my friends, for fun. We got there a night before, and on the day of the audition we went to a friend’s place to have our bath, but [when we came] back, we saw a crowd that [made] us discouraged. Soon, it was time, everybody sang and when it got to my turn, I sang Lemar’s Time to Grow and I was asked to come back in three days. I looked at them; they didn’t even give me transport and are asking me to come back. Gradually, we got to the top 10 and people started recognizing me. Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

Did you have your family’s support for the audition?

Trust me, nobody knew I was going, especially my grandmother. My house is not that kind of house, all they want from you is to go to school  and get good grades.

For someone who is a product of reality TV show, what is your take on the effectiveness of such platforms?

It comes with a lot of pressure, especially for the winner. Shows like that don’t prepare the contestants for the world outside. It is when they come out they realize what is going on in the world. After I won, I went back to Port-Harcourt and started reading books on music business, song writing and I started to gradually grow.

A lot of people believe there is a strained relationship between you and Omawumi. How true is this?

There is nothing wrong between us. We were in Port Harcourt together last week, even lodged in the same hotel.

You are a graduate of Mass Communication. Any plans to practice soon?

I never liked it. I always wanted to be an Engineer but [I didn’t do well in] Physics. I wanted to be a Petroleum Engineer, work in Shell and have [lots of] cars and all.

Apart from music what do you do?

Nothing, but I would like to be a landlord, and act like the regular landlords. Seriously, I like to talk to people, so I’d like to start a talk show, where I talk about real life issues; it will be funny though. I would also like to give hope to the hopeless by giving.

What would you say are the things needed to make the industry move forward?

We don’t have as much equipment as they have [abroad]. An average Nigerian singer is great and has a powerful voice. There however needs to be advancement so the industry can generate enough money. People need to invest in the industry. We need a lot of investment in this country for our industry to make it.

2012 was an impressive year for you, what are your plans for the future?

I want to make music for the whole world, organize sold out shows. Do more music, not just for blacks, but for everybody. I want to win a Grammy, and I want my music played all around the world; in Japan, Australia and everywhere.

Finally, what project are you working on at the moment?

I just got the right to do my version of Majek Fashek’s Send Down the Rain.

Will you be doing an R&B version, and when will it be due for release?

I won’t tell you. It is supposed to be a surprise. It will be released very early next year.

Celebs share their Christmas wishes

By Olamide Jasanya

Kween wishes to live another 60 years!

Christmas-time comes with lots of wishes, and our favourite celebrities are not left out. In this vox pop, celebs tell NET what they’d like to have for Christmas and what their wishes are for their fans in this yuletide season.

Laide Bakare: I wish that my movie, Jejere, will be successful and I wish my fans the very best of 2013

Mike Aremu: My wish is that Nigeria be a better country and the people help bring about the peace that is required. I also wish that God helps us with a better leader. For my fans, I wish them good health and that they expect my album, Coat of Many Colours.

Fred Amata: I wish for the greatest of all love to all man because this is a season of sharing love, especially. My fans, thank them for supporting me and I wish them, a lot of love, goodwill and peace in the coming year.

Tope Alabi: I’d first of all like to state that Jesus is the reason for the season and this should reflect in everything we do this season and every day. I wish my fans a very merry Christmas and I thank them for loving me.

Kaylah: My wish for this Christmas is for a better Nigeria. A place where those suffering are well catered for and that God bless us with the right leaders. I extend to my listeners my swet wishes and I pray they see a prosperous 2013.

Kel: I wish for a vacation and I plan to spend this Christmas with my family and hopefully have a less busy day. My fans should appreciate the year and thank God in anticipation of a better one. I wish them a merry Christmas as well.

Timi Dakolo: I wish that everybody will be happy. I wish for journey mercies for all that will be travelling and my fans, I thank them for their support and I pray for a wonderful 2013.

Sound Sultan: This Christmas, I will be raising money for a friend, Kelechi, who is suffering for polio and I also wish her good health too. I wish the same for my fans and I thank them for being a part of my story since I began.

Funke Kuti: My wish is for peace, love and God’s protection for everyone. I also wish that God grant all my supporters and friends, their heart desires and I pray that 2013 will be much better for all of us.

Audu Maikori: I wish for Nigeria to go back to what it was 70 years ago when people had respect for moral values and respect for one another. For fans of Chocolate City, I enjoin them to keep their fingers crossed and stay glued to their radios because a lot is coming from the crew.

Terry tha Rapman: Since you say it’s a wish, I wish Santa could bring back my late mom, I will be very happy if that can happen. I wish my fans a lot of prosperity and happiness especially now that Nigeria is going through trying period.

Tosin Martins: I haven’t really thought about it but may be a holiday will be cool, so I can take a little break. I wish my fans merry Christmas and a better 2013.

I.D Cabassa: I wish for the peace that comes with the season and impact of it to my world. I wish all my fans a splendid season full of God’s unmerited favour and a better 2013.

Kaffy: I don’t have a Christmas wish and for my fans, I am already doing something for them. I am working to make them happy.

Kween: I wish for the grace to be alive for another 60 years because once there is life, many things can happen. I wish my fans the best, nothing but the best.

Soni Irabor: I wish that the shedding of blood will stop and everybody in Nigeria will be safe. I also pray that God puts the right leaders in place.

Joseph Benjamin: I wish for a Land Crusier prado or LR 4. I wish for a good Christmas and I plan to express love to people around me. I want to be an agent of love and I advise my fans to do same even as I wish them a very merry Christmas.

eLDee: I wish that there will be light for every Nigerian to enjoy this holiday and every other day. For my fans, I wish them the best and a prosperous new year.

Saheed Balogun: I wish that I will have my kids around me and for my fans I wish them an accident free Christmas.

Minjin: I will like to have for christmas, a new car, preferably a Range Rover. I wish my fans all the best this year and next.

Mo’cheddah: I don’t have any christmas wish. If I want anything, I get it. Christmas is a time to be thankful for all that have wished for and gotten. I wish my fans a Christmas without regret and one full of fun and with lots of happiness.

Modenine: I’m talking about only business related things. It’s all about business.

Mr Raw: I wish for long life, good health and prosperity and I advise that everybody be careful during this period. I wish my fans all the best and I pray that God continues to bless them.

Familusi Akin-Babajide: I wish for more rest. I will like to have days away from work to have a fresh start for the year. My supporters and readers of my magazine, I wish them a good time and I pray they are safe and have the best of the remaining year.

Dr SID: I don’t have any Christmas wish on my mind right now, but I wish my fans a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Tamara (winner, NMS 2011): I wish for more of God’s grace and blessings this period and I wish my fans all the best life has to offer.

Tee A: Peace, Love and Joy shared among all men. I wish for a disaster free holiday at least for once in this country, and for my fans, I wish them nothing but the best of the season.

Slam: My wish is that the North, South, East and West will be one and everybody be each other’s keeper. On a lighter note, I wish that Santa will slam me with a Rolls Royce.

Kwame: I wish for good health and I wish every other person the same and a better 2013. 2012 wasn’t a very good one for so many people. Again, I wish that there will be a reduction in the price of fuel.

Kunle Afolayan: I want a sponsorship for my next film. I wish my fans all their heart desires and I pray that the Lord keep them.

DJ Jimmy JATT: I wish for good health and good life for myself, my family and fans. I wish everybody around me all the good things that come with Christmas.

Andre Blaze: I pray for World peace and I wish that during this season, every human being have a sense of human towards each other and stop taking life too seriously.

Dayo Adeneye: I wish for a circulation of peace and stability for everybody around me. I also wish that God comfort the families of those who lost their lives this year. For my fans, partners and friends, I wish them a merry Christmas filled with prosperity and good health.

D’Tunes: I wish for a peaceful Christmas period and I pray there is no bad news for my fans because it is always the case.

Femi Adeyinka: I wish for nothing more than to be with my family and I wish my fans a merry Christmas with lots of love.

Omo Baba: I wish for peace to reign and innocent people to stop dying and of course, a stable economy. My fans, I wish them all the best and ask that they continue to encourage Nigerian comedians.

Toolz: I haven’t really thought about it, to be honest but I wish for happiness and everything that makes me smile. I wish my listeners and friends a very beautiful Christmas and a better Nigeria for everybody.

Freeze: I want a peaceful happy Nigeria for Christmas and a 2013 Range Rover sport won’t be a bad addition. I wish  my fans a splendid holiday with lots of love.

Kenny Saint Best: I’ll really like a four days get away lodging experience in a cottage hotel in an interland offering all manner of luxurious breakfast/dinner buffet experiences. I wish my fans a very safe and funfilled Christmas and a gratitude heart to appreciate God’s goodwill to them.

O.C Ukeje: I think I’d like a really relaxed day of film watching, food and the select friends and of course, a knock on the door, a parcel delivered and one new gadget. For my great supporters, I wish them a stress free season of love, peace, satisfaction and brilliant tangible gifts.

Samklef: All I want for Christmas is better things. I wish my fans God’s blessings and favour.

AY Comedian: I want a Christmas filled with fun and quality time with my family. I do know that it won’t be that easy though, because of the bookings I have lined up for the season. Notwithstanding, I will find a way around it as the head of the family. I also want a Christmas filled with laughter for all my fans, lovers and supporters of the AY brand.

Karen Igho: I want to be with my family because I haven’t seen them, you know as a busy bee that I am but we thank the Lord. I wish my fans a merry xmas and a very happy new year and I pray they will see many more years and more xmas to come but lets have fun with care because this is also the season for bad things.

Weird MC: I wish that there will be a level playing field for all artistes, that is what I want for Christmas. I also wish that my fans live to fulfil their destinies and purpose in life.

Frank Osodi: What I wish for Christmas is to hear that all the Boko Haram drama has come to an end, so I can rest well on Christmas day. You can imagine the fear that will be gripping all the Christians. I wish my fans, clients, friends and family that God will bless them with hundred fold of all that they need and want to have.

Gbenga Adeyinka: For Christmas, I wish for good health for my family, myself and all that I know and prosperity for us and our dear country Nigeria.

Eedris Abdulkarim: I will be spending time with my family and thanking my fans or their prayers and love. May their individual dreams come to stay. Amin.

Edem – Sika y3 mogya featuring Pat Thomas

Edem ft Pat Thomas

I definitely remember the original track of ‘Sika Y3 Mogya’ by Pat Thomas from wayback in the days during the time of Black & White TV. Edem does his version to this track and believe me, it’s a must hear and a must have. Download now and do not forget to share…Go Get’em!!!

Edem – Sika y3 mogya ft Pat Thomas

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Juliet Ibrahim – Celebrate featuring Jupita (Produced by Sammie Blacc)

Juliet Ibrahim

Nollywood actress, Juliet Ibrahim began the 2012 calendar year with her first song which she used to create awareness to Kidney cancer. She’s here once again at the end of the year with yet another single which she titles ‘Celebrate’ and features Jupita of Lynx Entertainment. The song was produced by Sammie Blacc…It’s celebration time!!!

Juliet Ibrahim – Celebrate ft Jupita (Prod by Sammie Blacc)

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Sarkodie – Azonto fiesta remix featuring Appietus, Raquel & Kesse (Produced by Appietus)

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Sarkodie teams up once again with Kesse, Appietus and this time a new addition, Raquel to bring us the official remix to Azonto Fiesta. Raquel put her sensational voice on this track just to give it the perfect touch. Let’s know what you think about it…She go want more!

Sarkodie – Azonto fiesta remix ft Appietus, Raquel & Kesse (Prod by Appietus)

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Gangnam Style hits one billion views on YouTube

altGangnam Style has become the first video to clock up more than one billion views on YouTube.

The South Korean dance track was posted online in July, propelling pop star Psy to worldwide fame.

It has inspired hundreds of parody clips, from members of the British army, Thai navy and Minecraft gamers, among others.

YouTube’s owner, Google, said the video had been watched seven million to 10 million times a day on average.

It overtook the previous record holder – Justin Bieber’s music video Baby – on 24 November.

“Psy’s success is a great testament to the universal appeal of catchy music – and er, great equine dance moves,” wrote Kevin Allocca, YouTube trends manager, on the service’s blog.

Globalised Gangnam
One industry watcher said the fact so many people continued to post their own versions of Gangnam Style had played a huge part in the clip’s success.

“I’ve seen a statistic which reckons the one song will have generated something like $8m [£5m] by the end of the year from money that comes directly from YouTube through advertising plus download sales, its uses in adverts and TV programmes,” Chris Cooke, business editor of the CMU music news site, told the BBC.

“It shows that YouTube – which is a free-to-use as a promotional platform for the music labels – can lead to substantial income.

“Should every artist be trying to think of a funny video that will go viral and be mimicked? I don’t know whether it’s a template that can be copied, but it certainly shows how quickly an eye-catching clip can spread thanks to social networks and YouTube.”

Sir Martin Sorrell – chief executive of advertising giant WPP – paid tribute to the achievement by making a link between Psy and one of the west’s most influential economists.

“Another great example of Theodore Levitt’s ‘globalisation’ and the power of K-pop,” he told the BBC.

Scott Mills, the BBC Radio 1 DJ who championed the song on his show, said he was amazed by the phenomenon that the song had become.

“The thing that interests you in the video is the fact that you don’t understand the lyrics.

“The first time I saw it was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in America and I just thought it was a bit of fun, but I didn’t expect it to be as big as it was.

“Psy came into my Radio 1 show and The Guinness World Records presented him with a plaque for the most ‘liked’ YouTube video of all time and the amazing thing is he is just a guy, he hasn’t tried to do any of this.”

D C Han, a South Korean hair stylist who worked in Gangnam before starting a business in London, added that he was proud to see the song become such a massive hit.

“I was amazed” he told the BBC.

“K-Pop is getting stronger and stronger, everywhere in Asia they are listening to it – China, Hong Kong, Taiwan. Maybe even in Japan but they might not admit it.”

Source: BBC