Rotimi Agbana Davido’s official DJ, Ebianga Inang Ikpeme, a.k.a DJ Ecool, has revealed how he dumped his university education to pursue his passion as disc jockey. DJ Ecool While sharing the experience in a chat with E-Daily, he noted that it was a tough decision for him to make but because he had a passion for the craft, he took the risk. “There was a popular DJ in Atlanta, DJ Marry Mic, who had to quit disc jockeying for school, so there was lack of professional disc jockeys in the city. As an undergraduate then, I felt it was an opportunity for me to showcase my talent. So I took a major risk of quitting school. In fact, I was writing exams when I quit school. I had a year and a half to graduate. I just got up from the exam hall and went straight to the admissions office to withdraw from school. At that time I was famous in school because I was so brainy. I used to hold tutorials on calculus back then in school; but I had to quit all of that to follow my passion. When I got home and told my mum that I had quit school for disc jockeying, she asked if I was mad. She happens to be a pastor in a church; she was like how will she tell the congregation that her son quit school to work as a DJ in a night club. It was a tough decision for me but I was determined to make money through disc jockeying”, he said. Oyebode lauds Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race(Opens in a new browser tab) Speaking further, the singer who recently released a new single titled ‘Personally’, featuring Mr. P of defunct music duo, Psquare, lamented the alarming disparity between artistes and DJs in Nigeria. “As a DJ, people don’t accept that you can diversify your craft. They will ask that are you not a DJ, when did you become an artiste? It’s hard to convince people, but we need to change that orientation. I think there should be no limits. People don’t really respect DJs; they prefer to pay artistes more than the DJ. For whatever reason, artistes are more valued than DJs and this is why I’m trying to establish the other side of my brand. That is why I’m out with my latest single titled ‘Personally’, featuring Mr. P. I decided to invest my money into singles and see if I could make some profit to benefit the brand”, he noted.
Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!
For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.
Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.
Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.
Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!
Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys
American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Nicki Minaj agrees with Joe Budden that Essense should be Grammy Song Of The Year pic.twitter.com/hvdxQlItod
— King Henry 🥷🏾🛸 (@Kinghenryyyyyy) March 9, 2022
Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.
Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.
Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”
After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.
On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.
listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr o” here or on Apple Music.: