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“All issues have been resolved” Temmie Ovwasa says regarding her Olamide rant

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Temmie Ovwasa who earlier today had an episodic rant regarding her contract with YBNL and its boss, Olamide seems to have found a silver lining.

In her series of calling out Olamide, she accused him of being misogynistic and homophobic. She said YBNL never her allowed her creative freedom as Olamide always stood between her music career and its progress, saying he always blocked her from major events and promotions. She also accused YBNL of not allowing her releasing music as she claimed she only released 4 songs in 5 years with no videos whatsoever.

After the long series of tweets accusing Olamide and YBNL, things seems to have fallen in place for her and the attention she required has been met with Olamide and YBNL reaching out to her.

She clarified this with the tweet: “I had a meeting with @Olamide and all issues have been resolved.
Still Family, Always.”

This leaves a lot fans and onlookers in disarray while some feel she was just chasing clout to promote her recent album – “E Be Like Sey Dem Swear For Me!” but whatever the case, we are glad the matter and dispute have been resolved promptly.

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Elton John is the greatest songwriter—Fireboy DML

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Award-winning English singer, songwriter, pianist and one of the best selling artists of all-time, Elton John has been tagged “the greatest songwriter” by Nigerian new-school face of R&B—Fireboy DML.

Fireboy played the over/under game with Pitchfork where guests are told to rate certain objects, things, persons and whatnot whether they are overrated or underrated. On his episode, the first to be rated turns out to be Sir Elton John on which Fireboy’s opinion was solicited, he replied: “Elton John is like the greatest songwriter to me. He’s a legend [laughs]. I don’t think he should be under that tag [of being overrated or underrated]. Let’s just leave him up there on that pedestal.”

Fireboy DML whose latest “Peru” release has fastly gone up the charts goes further to give his verdicts regarding ‘tiny spoons’, ‘love letters’, ‘sad songs’, ‘sunglasses’; even calling saxophones overrated because “there are so many more instruments that convey emotions better than saxophones.” Watch the full video below:

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“Meaningful and conscious songs are missing today in the music industry”—African China

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Nigerian music veteran, African China, famous for tackling the government with his music like in the case of the evergreen “Mr President” and making situational love songs e.g “If You Love Somebody” says the lyricism that comes with the finely produced songs in today’s Nigerian music sector has gone down the drain. Saying he is “disappointed” with how artistes of today approach the lyrical aspect of their music. This he told The Guardian (Nigeria) in an interview.

African China (real name—Chinagorom Onuoha) was asked “What do you think about the music of today?” with regards to the Nigerian music industry, he answered: “I won’t say that I’m sad; I am only disappointed.” he begins with, reckoning “It is either the artistes don’t understand what they are singing or they don’t care about what they serve the public.” Although he gave nod to “Chike and a few others” for taking it upon themselves to produce good music with solid lyrical content. African China even admitted he does not allow his kids listen to the mainstream music from Nigeria because “they are not relevant.”

Meaningful and conscious songs are missing today in the music industry.” African China emphasize while admonishing artistes of this generation to make music with a view of the future as their future kids will definitely listen, beckoning on artistes to improve in their lyricism just like the production has gone up a notch.

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You can’t box me in, I’m versatile—Blaqbonez says about his music

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Emeka Akumefule, known as Blaqbonez was the guest on Nancy Isime’s Trending show which airs on HipTV. On the daily entertainment show, he speaks about his career path and the kind of music he makes.

When asked what his music entails, the rapper and singer answered: “I pride myself in being versatile, every time I come out [with a new song], I try to make sure it’s different from the last thing.” Blaqbonez says while citing Drake as his biggest inspiration in the music industry worldwide.

Nancy Isime went further to ask Blaqbonez what his thoughts are about being labelled the “touch bearer of rap in Nigeria” to which he gave the reply: “I honestly I’m not trying to get boxed in, so anytime there’s any rap conversations, I don’t care about that. . . I’m versatile.” Blaqbonez goes further to say the era of championing himself as the “Best Rapper in Africa” or BRIA (for short) is over, that he only went with the vibe because of the response he got from saying those words in one of his songs and since people cared much about what he had to say, he used the BRIA tag to his advantage, taking his music to the mainstream forefront; even testifying to the fact that many rappers call themselves ‘the best’ on their songs but no one really pays attention.

You can catch up with the interview where Blaqbonez said this and more here:

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