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“Olamide Don’t Collect Royalty Money From His Signees” – Viktoh Reveals

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Ex YBNL signed act, Viktoh has revealed how his former boss, Olamide never took a penny off him, while he was still at YBNL Records.

The singer made the headlines earlier during the year when he revealed his close friends treated him badly after he took a break from music. 

Now, it appears the singer is back on his feet and is ready to drop songs for his fans.

The ‘Skibi Dat’ crooner made this revelation, during an interview with TooXclusive, about his relationship with his former record label boss, Olamide.

According to him, Olamide never collected a dime from while he was still in the record label. 

He further revealed that, unlike other record label bosses, he had full access to his YouTube, Apple, and Spotify accounts.

He also added that the success of his hit song, “Skibi Dat” is what has kept him till date.

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Rema, Burna Boy Leads Nominated African Artists for MOBO Awards 2020

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The Music Of Black Orijin (MOBO) Awards have announced their list of nominated acts for year 2020 and in the categories concerning Africans and Nigerians, it is Burna Boy and Rema who are at the forefront to represent us.

Burna Boy and Rema both bag 2 nominations with the Best African Act and Best International Act while Wizkid, Davido, Adekunle Gold, Fireboy DML, Tiwa Savage, also getting nominated for the Best African Act category.

Rapper, Nines is the most nominated artiste with 5 nominations while J Hus, Mahalia, Lianne, Tiana Major9, La Havas and Nigerian-British singer, Darkoo all with 3 nominations each.

Reggae singer and rapper, Koffee, leads Non-African and Non-British Act with 2 nods in the Best International Act and Best Reggae Act.

The 2020 MOBO Awards is bent on showcasing and celebrating Black Culture, especially now than ever and will be aired on 9th of December by BBC One and YouTube Livestream; hosted by Chunkz and Maya Jama, both nominees for the Best Media Personality.

The full list of nominations:

Album of the Year:
J Hus – Big Conspiracy
Stormzy – Heavy Is the Head
Mahalia – Love and Compromise
Nines – Crabs in a Bucket
Lianne La Havas – Lianne La Havas

Best Male Act:
Headie One
J Hus
Stormzy
Nines
AJ Tracey
Young T & Bugsey


Best Female Act:
Lianne La Havas
Ms Banks
Tiana Major9
Mahalia
Darkoo
FKA twigs

Song of the Year
Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (feat Headie One)
Digga D – Woi
Darkoo – Gangsta (feat One Acen)
Tion Wayne – I Dunno (feat Stormzy & Dutchavelli)
Abra Cadabra – On Deck

Best Newcomer:
Aitch
Alicai Harley
Darkoo
Dutchavelli
Ivorian Doll
M1llionz
Miraa May
Pa Salieu
Shaybo
Tiana Major9
M Huncho
Loski

Video of the Year:
Bree Runway – Apeshit (directed by Will Hooper)
Nines – Clout (directed by Charlie Di Placido)
NSG – Lupita (directed by Kevin Hudson)
Jorja Smith – By Any Means (directed by Otis Dominique)
Knucks – Home (directed by Ray Fiasco)
Kojey Radical – 20/20 (directed by Charlie Di Placido)

Best R&B/Soul Act
WSRTN
Tiana Major9
Michael Kiwanuka
Mahalia
Lianne La Havas

Best Hip-Hop Act:
J Hus
Nines
Ms Banks
D-Block Europe
Krept & Konan
Potter Payper

Best Grime Act:
Ghetts
P Money
Manga Saint Hilare
Capo Lee
JME

Best International Act:
Burna Boy
Drake
Koffee
Megan Thee Stallion
Pop Smoke
Popcaan
Roddy Ricch
Rema
Shenseaa
Summer Walker
HER
Lil Baby

Best Album:
Dave – Psychodrama
Kano – Hoodies All Summer
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
Skepta – Ignorance Is Bliss
Nines – Crop Circle
Little Simz – Grey Area

Best African Act:
Burna Boy
Tiwa Savage
Davido
Fireboy DML
Rema
Master KG
Adekunle Gold
NSG
Afro B
Wizkid
Stonebwoy
Shatta Wale

Best Reggae Act:
Popcaan
Koffee
Lila Iké
Buju Banton
Protoje

Best Gospel Act:
Calledout Music
Noel Robinson
Guvna B
The Kingdom Choir
Shekinah

Best Jazz Act:
Moses Boyd
Joe Armon-Jones
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
Yazmin Lacey
Ego Ella May

Best Producer:
Jae5
808 Melo
Sir Spyro
TSB
Steel Banglez
M1 On The Beat

Best Performance in a TV Show/Film:
Kane Robinson as Sully – Top Boy
Michaela Coel as Arabella – I May Destroy You
Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong – Sex Education
Jessica Plummer as Chantelle – Eastenders
Michael Ward as Marco – Blue Story
Damson Idris as Franklin Saint – Snowfall

Best Media Personality:
Munya Chawawa
Chunkz
Yung Filly
Mo Gilligan
Clara Amfo
Maya Jama
Henrie Kwushue
KSI
Harry Pinero
Zeze Millz

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Laycon to premiere original ShowMax reality TV series “I am Laycon” by February next year

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The reality TV show and Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner, Olamilekan Ageleshe, professionally known as Laycon has made an important announcement, furthering his career in the reality TV world.

The new show, a series titled – I am Laycon – a Nigerian ShowMax reality TV show, the first of its kind in the country will showcase Laycon’s personal life and his growing career in music and even more.

In Laycon’s words, this project is going to be “massive” and fans need not wait too long, as the pilot episode will be released in February 2021 and he confirms shooting of episodes have begun. Primary settings seems to be Lagos state from the video posted to his social media page.

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A-Q leaves chocolate city to partner with Africori

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The Nigerian Hip-Hop artiste has marked a joint endeavor to manage Africa’s greatest music appropriation stage, Africori Music Group.

Along with Africori, he will go through the following year and a half finding and subsidizing artistes’ vocations across Sub-Saharan Africa.

“I had a wholesome experience at Chocolate City, and I’m happy to have been part of the label’s journey to profitability”, A-Q says.

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“I’m even more excited about my new business venture with Africori; I’m very passionate about discovering and nurturing talent. We are confident that the music incubator is what African artistes need right now.

We all know access to funds is very limited for young acts across the continent’, A-Q adds.

Founder and CEO of Africori, Yoel Kenan says “I am very excited to be partnering with A-Q on discovering and nurturing a new wave of talented and soon to be very successful artists from the continent”.

Heading issues at Chocolate City Music for around four years, A-Q helped to establish 100 Crowns, Choc City’s first subsidiary zeroed in on the Hip-Hop classification. With 100 Crowns, A-Q marked BlaqBonez, Chocolate City’s greatest artiste right now and administered the arrivals of music ventures from Loose Kaynon and M.I Abaga.

A-Q additionally dealt with and co-executed seven versions of The Coronation – a live melodic occasion just as the viral Martell Ciphers recordings.

Different missions incorporate the Monster Verse web-based media rap challenge.

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