What’s good!!!!How you doing??
I hope that you are enjoying the holiday season and doing everything that you possibly can to wrap up 2017 in an phenomenal way. Just 21 days left people, let’s get the ball rolling if you haven’t done that already.
Now let’s do what we came here to do, which is to talk about the most notable events of this past week, within the African Music Scene.
The Burna Boy/Mr 2Kay drama far from over
What started with these Tweets from Burna Boy…
has quickly escalated into some kind of soap opera drama that just won’t come to an end. Let me explain…..After the Tweets, Mr 2Kay did an interview, in which he rebuked his fellow artist for sharing such opinions.
Burna Boy wasn’t so pleased about the interview, to which he responded by hitting up Mr 2kay’s DM,
And lo and behold, just about two weeks after the threat was made, Mr 2Kay was allegedly robbed at gunpoint and assaulted in his room in Lagos, Nigeria, after performing at 2Face’s Buckwyld and Breathless Concert.
Through an exclusive interview with Pulse Nigeria, Mr 2Kay gave a detailed account of the incident. He revealed that after his performance, he and his road manager were were headed back to his hotel room, when Burna Boy’s manager joined and accompanied them to his room, trying to start a conversation.
Mr 2Kay revealed that Burna’s manager was among the suspects arraigned in court, in relation to the attack, but his name suspiciously excluded from the court documents. He went ahead to add that Burna had tried reaching out to him through family members and called him with a UK number, apologizing for what had happened and denying his involvement with the incident.
But 2Kay wasn’t buying any of it. “If I got a threat from you and then something happens to me like this because on your threat you said I should have the same energy that I have when I meet you or your people and in not too long after two weeks this happens and your manager was a part of it, your manager was in my room….” 2Kay said. He added that Burna during the phone conversation admitted that he did not know it would go this far, as his manager took it upon himself.
G-Worldwide lawsuit against Kiss Daniel
You know the kind of lover that you break up with and they just won’t allow you to move on with your life because they feel like you owe them big time?……(Well, sometimes they rightfully hold on and destroy your life after the break up for wasting their time and resources)…I don’t know why that’s the first thing that came to mind as I read through this whole situation.
Back to G- Worldwide and I wrote about their lawsuit against Kiss Daniel this past week, so be sure to give it a read. Just a brief, the record label is against Kiss Daniel’s appointment of a new manager, solicit for bookings, negotiations and performance agreements in respect of songs from the album New Era and Evolution- (which is set to be released soon), under his G- Worldwide contract.Oh! Plus they don’t want him to use his stage name without the company’s prior consent and permission. What the hell is he supposed to be called now? Hug Daniel??!!
The case it to be heard in January. As usual, I will be keeping tabs on it and will keep you on the know while at it.
Pulse Music Video Awards 2017
The third edition of the PMVA was for the very first time open for public attendance. And while he might not be scoring “Gospel Awards”, Willy Paul was the biggest winner of the night, scooping the Male Video of the Year and the Most Viewed Nominated Video of the Year Awards, both for his song Jigi Jigi. Le Band also walked away with 2 awards, the New Artist of the Year and Best Group Video of the Year Awards. Other winners included Kush Tracey, Fena Gitu, Papa Dennis and Moses Osidana.
Wizkid stops live performance to warn a man aganist assaulting a woman in his life ever again.
Just how cool is that! Imagine being that talented, considerate and respectful to others. *Claps hands while nodding in approaval* You go Wizkid! This took place in a concert in Kampala, Uganda and I really wonder what happened to the man after being called out like that. But lady that was about to be assaulted, I hope more than anything else that you realized your worth and chose not to stay. (If ever you get to read this)
Shatta Wale claims that Nigerians are now more receptive to his songs.
He was at the center of controversy when he shared his opinion, on there being nothing special about Wizkid. Nigerians went ham on him and Shatta claims that they are now patronizing his songs even more. In a recent interview on Ghana’s Hitz FM, Shatta said that more Nigerians are now calling him and even commenting on his songs, which is an advantage to him. He says that with the controversy stirred, he has gotten overwhelming attention, which may not be a good approach to showbiz, but one that worked for him.
Navy Kenzo’s Gold is here
On the 9th of December, which was also Tanzania’s Independence Day, the Navy Kenzo duo got their first child, which they have named…….wait for it…. Gold. Yes, you certainly read that right. I do wish them nothing but the best as parents.
Is there anything that I missed out on which should be on my highlights?
Let me know via the comments section below.
Have a great week!