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Before I started singing, “I was actually a rapper” — Omah Lay

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2020 breakout music star from Nigeria, Stanley Omah Didia, better known professionally as Omah Lay granted an interview with American magazine – Teen Vogue – speaking on music, life and the #EndSARS protest which took the country by storm last year.

Omah who got his mainstream breakthrough with his debut project, an EP with the title – “Get Layd” – revealed he was not too sure on how much people would gravitate towards his style of music which he tags “Omah Lay Music”. When asked if he had any fears about his debut EP, he told Teen Vogue: “Actually before I put out Get Layd I wasn’t sure if it’ll be accepted. I wasn’t so confident about it but I enjoyed making the project.” but said he put it out nonetheless because he liked what he created and those around him were supportive and also enjoyed his music.

Speaking on why he chose to use his social media as a voice for help during the massive #EndSARS protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), he revealed he had had three different tormenting encounters with the SARS force; one back at Porth Harcourt and the remaining two in Lagos, one of which he barely survived because some people recognised his face because of his music.

He added he his still very much devastated from the October 20, 2020 Lekki Massacre, “ I honestly can’t say I’ve gotten over the #LekkiMassacare and I don’t [think] I’ll ever get over it. I still dream about it, write lyrics about it”, Omah Lay discloses.

Omah Lay who also happen to be a music producer, with production credits on his own personal songs — “Bad Influence”, “Confessions”, “Damn” — and a few others, shockingly reveals: “I’ve been a producer for a very long time. I was actually a rapper, then I switched to being a music producer and I did just that for about three years.”

While sadly admitting, nowadays he barely has anytime to produce his own personal music, talk more of producing for others. Stating his primary focus right now is own making his album which is to be released in 2021 (but no date is set yet).

You can catch the full Teen Vogue Omah Lay interview here: Teen Vogue: Nigerian Afrobeat Star Omah Lay on Music, #EndSARS and More:
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/nigerian-afrobeat-star-omah-lay

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Twitter NG clown OAP Daddy Freeze for adultery but refusing to pay tithe

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Controversial figure and On-Air Personality (OAP), Daddy Freeze known infamously for breeding self-righteous standards and critiquing Nigerian religious leaders, pastors to be precise and the tithing system in Nigerian churches, is being clowned upon by users of Twitter in Nigeria (Twitter NG) for getting himself involved in a sexual scandal and the huge amount he has to pay as settlement for the atrocious act.

Born Ifedayo Olarinde but popularly known as Daddy Freeze, he has built a reputation for himself by having an outstanding career in radio broadcasting and online via social media as a social commentator, choosing to condemn religious practices he deems unnecessary at will. He is always the subject for discussion anytime he uses his platforms to blast Christian religious leaders and their subjects but as of present, such is not the case, as he finds himself in the midst of a sexual scandal involving himself and a married woman identified as Benedicta.

Reports state that the husband of Benedicta, Paul Odekina (who has now divorced Benedicta on the count of adultery) charged Ifedayo Olarinde aka Daddy Freeze to a court in Port Harcourt, demanding to be payed a sum of ₦5 million for the damages caused to his matrimony with former wife and kid(s).

Users of Twitter in Nigeria, Twitter NG for short are known to get active in acts of savagery when it comes to addressing an issue that does not sit well with them or making fun of a character they are not really fond of and Daddy Freeze’s case is no different; they attacked his matter from the standpoint of hypocrisy, reasoning that a man will choose to full-on blast pastors and their practices but cannot refrain himself from acts of sexual immorality yet acting self-righteous in the name of social media.

Daddy Freeze refuse to pay tithe but will pay ₦5 million naira for cheating with a married woman’ is basically the focal point for trending Daddy Freeze today. Check some of their tweets below:

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Larry Gaga, Tekno, Tiwa Savage and others have their songs featured on the soundtrack for American movie – ‘Coming 2 America’

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Rhythms of Zamunda (Music Inspired by the Amazon Original Movie: Coming 2 America), the soundtrack for the modern-day version of 1988 movie, Coming to America, rightly titled—‘Coming 2 America’—is a celebration of Africa and its musical talents, featuring Africa’s finest from South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Cameroon and more.

On the Nigerian talents tapped for Rhythms of Zamunda (Music Inspired by the Amazon Original Movie: Coming 2 America), we have Larry Gaga, Highlife duo Umu Obiligbo, Tekno, Oxlade, rising star Alpha P, producer TMXO, and Tiwa Savage.

Right from the second track, ‘Owo Ni Koko’, Nigerian producer Larry Gaga and Igbo Highlife duo Umu Obiligbo set the tone for the Nigerian featured artistes while Tekno’s Afro-Pop dance banger, ‘Skeletun’ makes it on track 4 on the soundtrack.

Although Oxlade does not have an original song of his featured on the soundtrack, he however lands a guest verse on South African Pop sensation, Tellaman’s ‘Overdue’.

Rising acts, Alpha P and producer TMXO team up on the Hip-Hop record – ‘Jiggy Bop’. Tiwa Savage closes the Nigerian appearance on the soundtrack by having SA’s DJ Ganyani make an Amapiano rendition of the R&B track off of 2020’s Celia album – ‘Dangerous Love’.

To listen to all these songs from Nigeria’s finest and the entire Rhythms of Zamunda (Music Inspired by the Amazon Original Movie: Coming 2 America) soundtrack, check below:

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Niniola drops 5-track EP – ‘6th Heaven’

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Afrohouse songstress, Niniola, known for releasing energetic dance records, defies her norm by releasing a 5-track R&B/Soul EP, titled—6th Heaven.

Cover artwork for 6th Heaven EP.

On 6th Heaven, Niniola not only showed her marvelous vocal range but proved to listeners she can make records that aren’t Afro-house/Afrobeat and that she showcased on a high note (literally).

Tracklist for 6th Heaven EP

6th Heaven is Nini releasing electrifying sensual performances through music. On the first track, ‘The One’, Niniola ticked all boxes reminiscent of a young Whitney Houston on ‘I Will Always Love You’; the second track is her boastfully assuring to literally take her sexual partner to a state, she calls ‘6th Heaven’.

One thing that also stands out on 6th Heaven is Niniola’s pen game. The songs are well written and she stayed on topic through out the entire length of each song and the EP by extension; maintaining the core all through the five tracks: love, sex and relationship.

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