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What I Think of Don Jazzy and Mavin Records

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I remember the holiday I came back from boarding school (probably JSS3 or SS1) and I turned on the TV and Tongolo was playing. Lord, I was hooked! I was legit asking who the heck was this artist and I was always glued to the TV at any chance I get, hoping that the song gets played again and again.

Then after knowing D’banj, we were introduced to Wande Coal, Dr Sid, and D’Prince, and Don Jazzy’s first family was complete and we had Mo’Hits, the greatest record label since Kennis Music. Those were the days.
I also remember when I heard the news of D’banj’s split, Mo’Hits dissolution, the rise of Mavin Records, and Wande Coal also leaving the label. I was first lost, but I had the confidence that Don Jazzy will definitely bounce back because he is freaking Don Jazzy. If there’s one thing he knows how to do, it’s making good music and musicians alike.
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Tiwa Savage and Johnny Drille are on their own lane of greatness, so there really isn’t much to say about them. Reekado Banks, on the other hand, was that saving grace in a label that was choked with too many artists who seemed like they didn’t really care about making music but wanted to be attributed to the Mavin name (unless there are things going on behind the curtains that we don’t know about). The likes of Dija, Korede Bello, DNA Twins, and Ladipoe all feel like wasted investments now, Dr Sid and D’Prince are more or less too old to have any hope of rejuvenating their careers, Iyanya came and left, and Reekado, the only real musician in the label (save for Tiwa and Johnny) has now also gone his own way.
My heart bleeds for Don Jazzy actually, because the question of “where it all went wrong?” comes to mind. He admitted that the label right now is doing the Malwhede Idibala challenge, but can it really rise up again? And if or when it does, will it be with any of the artists in the “wasted investments or too old to continue” category? I genuinely wonder.
I do believe, however, that Mavin Records needs very hungry artists and a hungry CEO also to have any hope of competing with the likes of DMW, Choc City, and YBNL. This is what I think of Mavin Records, and I really hope they rise up again like the Phoenix because when Don Jazzy “actually makes music himself” the songs are always the literal definition of greatness.
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Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!

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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!

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Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys

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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.

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.

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Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”

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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 ohere or on Apple Music.:

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