Brymo Returns with Femi

Fri, Oct 3, 2014
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Entertainment Briefs

OLAWALE Ashimi, better known as Brymo, is back and bubbling after his controversial split with Chocolate City, his former record label.

The talented Afro-pop sensation created the spark in Ice Prince’s ‘Oleku’ and surprised many when he gave an excellent rendition of ‘Ara’.

Brymo is working on his forthcoming album titled ‘Tabula Rasa’. His new single ‘Femi’ might just be the song he needs to re-launch himself into the music terrain.

The song is not your regular club-banging track that is littering the Nigerian airwaves; it’s a soft traditional ballad where Byrmo brought out the best of his honeyed voice convincing his love interest to marry him.

Brymo’s fans are in for a blend of melody and depth when they listen to this easy on the ear song.

Don Jazzy Tops Headies 2014 List

Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy

DON Jazzy and Phyno lead the current list of the 2014 Headies award nominees with five nominations each.

Don Jazzy leads Nigeria with his impressive five nominations for the track “Don Jazzy” which dominated in five categories, Producer of the Year, Best Collabo, Best Pop Single, Song of The Year, Best Street-Hop Artiste.

Phyno, an indigenous rapper, dominates in many ways with mentions in the Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year (No Guts No Glory), Best Street-Hop Artiste (Alobam), Best Rap Single (Parcel & Dope Money), Best Rap Album (No Guts No Glory),

Davido, rave of the moment, is also in with a shout, as he has nominations in four categories, which include, Best Artiste, Song of The Year (Aye), Best Street-Hop Artiste (Shoki Remix), Best Pop Single (Aye).

Dancehall act Patoranking, who has put in a good shift in the year in review, also has his due reward, with five nominations in Next Rated, Best Collabo (Girlie O Remix, Emergency), Best Reggae/Dancehall Single (Girlie O, Murda), categories.

In the non-pop categories, Loopy Music Singer, Ruby Gyang is in with a shout for her ‘Good Man’ single in the ‘Best Alternative Song’, she comes up against BOJ, Black Magic and Nosa.

Other top acts included in the list are Wizkid, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Dr Sid, Yemi Alade, and others.

MI Set to Release New album


JUDE Abaga, a rapper popularly known as MI, will release his third studio album, ‘Chairman’ on October 23, 2014. MI revealed this during his performance at a concert in Lagos last week.

He apologised to his fans for the delay in the release of the eagerly anticipated album. “I’m sorry I’ve been away for so long. My new album will be released on October 23, 2014,” Abaga said.

MI has come under heavy criticism from fans over the long wait for the album. His last album M.I. 2: The Movie was released in 2010, which had massive success in the African market. The new album is titled ‘Chairman’, and will contain a number of star collaborations.

NFC Salutes Omotola, Silva, Nnebue


THE Nigerian Film Corporation, NFC, has commended the three Nigerian filmmakers who made the 2014 national honours award given by President Goodluck Jonathan September 30.

A statement in Jos quoted Danjuma Dadu, head of the corporation as saying that the award to filmmakers, coming on the heels of several others since 2007, again was a testimony to the great contribution of the film industry to the growth of the country.

“The Nigerian Film Industry has continued to impact positively on the Nigerian economy and beyond, providing home and theatre entertainment to millions around the world,” the statement added.

Dadu described Kenneth Nnebue, Omotola Jalade Ekende and Ajoke Silva Jacobs as dedicated filmmakers who had carved a niche for themselves and have made the nation and their fellow filmmakers proud.

The three filmmakers were honoured with the Member of the Federal Republic, MFR, each. Dadu noted that the contributions of the three recipients were enormous, commendable and impactful. Their efforts, he also noted, had contributed immeasurably to employment generation and wealth creation.

— Oct. 13, 2014 @ 01:00 GMT