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The resurrection of Hip-Hop  In The Nigerian Music Industry



Osho Oluwatosin, Lagos

For some weeks now, one of the industries that has received so much attention lately is the Nigerian music industry due to the content flying around the industry.

A lot of music fans have been enjoying this atmosphere as some claim it is very healthy for music especially for the lovers of hip-hop.

Not to keep you in suspense, all I am talking about it the most recent diss tracks flying around in the hip hop sector of the Nigerian music industry. The hip hop industry has really come alive than it has ever been in the past few years.

It all started with one of Chocolate city’s latest signee, Blaqbones, who claims to be the best rapper in Africa shading fellow rapper, Davolee, who was under Olamide’s imprint and Wale Turner, a rapper too, in a song which he was featured on titled ‘Define Rap’ by VJ Adams.

In his verse, he mentioned that ‘Where was Davolee and Wale Turner when sh*t got real’.

Just when we thought it was going to end with that, little did we know that something bigger was cooking between Vector and M.I, who have been counterparts over the years.

Vector pulled the trigger by releasing a diss track for M.I titled ‘Tetracycline’ , this received so many comments from hip-hop lovers especially for the fact that Vector is one who has been able to maintain his stature as one of the best rapper Nigeria has got.

While we were still waiting for M.I to respond, Vector pulled the second shot at M.I, whoop!, it was just another huge shot again as Mr Incredible fans were off balance as they listened to the second track.

Still in the midst of Vector and MI’s diss, Davolee who got a shade from Blaqbones responded and didn’t just fire the shot at Blaqbones alone but also Dremo, Falz, Poe, Ycee, Vector.His reply was such an epic one as people ever expected that he would kill so many birds with just one stone.

He mentioned how Blaqbones is just disrespectful, how Falz isn’t worthy of being a lyricist, how Ycee career went down, how Poe can’t drop hits, how vector delved into commercial music while challenging Dremo to battle him if he can.

However, Dremo actually did!, He replied with a diss track titled ‘Scape Goat’, the album art alone spoke so many messages and the lyrical prowess was just waow. He said in one his lines that he would turn Davolee to a mini-davolee, and how Davolee wears fake chains.

In less than 24hours, Davolee responded and said Dremo has used his glory to gather IG Followers who will still come for his funeral and asked if he bought the 30BG-Ice with his money, he also praised Davido for uplifting Dremo.

The whole thing got interesting when M.I responded to Vector’s diss tracks in a song titled ‘Viper’. He was so strategic to have released it on World Teachers’ day, creating an impression that he wants to school vector.

He made it known in the song that he didn’t do a diss track but a compassion, he repeatedly called Vector’s first name ‘Lanre’ in the song like he was referring to his son.

M.I also stated in his song that the fact that his son is taller than him doesn’t mean he won’t prostrate, recall that Vector had earlier shaded M.I for his height in the second diss track.

All these made Nigerians and music lovers give so much attention to Hip-Hop again in the country. It would be worthy of being noted that Rappers have delved into commercial music in order to make ends meet because they believe Nigerians don’t appreciate rap, however, with this, one would be left with no choice than to Say the real Hip-Hop is still alive.

Hip-hop has always been about rap battle, diss tracks, just for the fun of it, to create entertainment for the fans and have the fans anticipate their favourite rappers’ next diss track.

It already looked like the real Hip-Hop has been killed due to the stakeholders leaving the scene to another genre of music but with the latest development; Hip-Hop has resurrected again in the Nigerian music industry.

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All is set as the highest convergence of prominent, technocrats, icons of business women in Nigeria will berth this weekend at the 11th edition of  Arise Women’s Conference put together by quintessential lawyer, Dr [Mrs] Siju Iluyomade, Convener and Founder of Arise Women Initiative, a faith-based Non-Governmental Organization. The annual event which is strategically designed to educate, empower majorly the women folk in the society will be held inside the popular RCCG, City of David, in Victoria Island, Lagos.
With huge momentum and great anticipation already gathering ahead of this year’s Conference which hold on Saturday 26th October 2019, the organizer led by Dr Iluyomade, wife of Shepherd in the Lord at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David Parish, Dr Idowu Iluyomade, has invited top female dignitaries across the country as speakers and special guests to grace this years edition which is tagged #BLOOM.

 Leading the pack is the First Lady of Host State, Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and wife of Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Others include First Lady of Ekiti State, Mrs Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, her Edo State counterpart, Mrs Besty Obaseki and that of Ogun-State, Mrs Bamdele Abiodun. Also on the list to grace the event is present and former First Lady of Kwara State Mrs Olufolake Abdulrasaq and Mrs Omolara Omolewa Ahmed.

Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, Mrs Salamotu Gbajabiamila, wife of Speaker of House of Representative will also be joined by distinguished Businesswomen and Boardroom gurus, Ibukun Awosika, Chairman of FirstBank ,Dr Stella Okoli of Emzor Pharmaceutical Ltd among others

This year’s Conference which is coming after the successful empowerment programme for over 1000 individuals, Arise Women Health walk by the NGO will also attract thousands of participant, with free shuttle buses provided in strategic location in the state as well as free medical checkups.

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Men staring at women’s boobs 10 minutes daily will live longer: Scientists



•A woman shows her boobs partly at an audition for contestants at the BBA in Lagos,in 2012.

Men who stare at women’s breasts for 10 minutes daily will live longer and will also be healthier, a study done by a German scientist, Karen Weatherby, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine said.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the study, which was carried out over a period of five years, involved 500 men, half of whom were instructed to stare at women’s breasts in a lustful manner for no less than 10 minutes every day.

The other half were instructed to abstain from doing such.

It concluded that men who stared at breasts, more often, showed lower rates of heart problems, slower resting heart rate and lower blood pressure, all of which enable a healthy living and long life.

The study said men should stare at breasts for 10 minutes a day to improve the wellness of their hearts and live longer.

“Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female every day is roughly equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out,” the study revealed.

When the two groups of men were tested, men that stared at breasts daily had lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates, as well as fewer instances of coronary artery disease.

“Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves blood circulation. Gazing at breasts makes men healthier and engaging in this activity a few minutes daily cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack by half.

“We believe that by doing so consistently, the average man can extend his life for four to five years,’’ he added.

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Zenith Carax Boss, Olamilekan Adelana To Chair 14th Lagos Ikeja City Award



As the forthcoming Lagos Ikeja City Award gathers momentum  come 8th Sunday, December, 2019 the epoch making annual event will hold.
Contrary to the normal ritual of giving awards, there will be a seminar like discourse that will focus on housing; one of the major problems being faced by Lagosians.
To make it unique,  Hon. Toke Benson Awoyinka Special Adviser to Executive Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu on housing will be the guest speaker, stakeholders in Real Estate and Housing range from individuals and Government experts will be there to educate and enlighten people.
The theme for this year edition; REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IDENTIFYING KEY STAKEHOLDERS: How Can Government Be Involved, is basically to educate participants on Housing and its rudiments.
According to the Convener ; Sola Olugbemiro, “Aims and objectives of an award ceremony shouldn’t be basically profit making. Avenue should be created to educate participants and let them gain one or two things. This is the reason why we bring in this new concept.
However top on the list of distinguished personalities to witness the 2019 edition of Lagos Ikeja City Award are; His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor of Lagos State who is the Host. Hon. Francis Babatunde Oke, Chairman, Onigbongbo LCDA Co-host, Hon. Moruf Akindero Fatai, Commissioner for Housing Lagos State, Special guests of honor.
Undisputable big player in haulage business and reknown philanthropist, Mr. Olamilekan Adelana, CEO Zenith Carex Int’l Ltd, is chosen as the Chairman of the event, he will also been picking award as Outstanding Philanthropist of The Year Humanity.
Mr. Julius Oyedemi, MD, PWAN Plus, the Key Note Speaker.
The event will take place at Presken And Resorts located at 17 Alayande Avenue, Obafemi Awolowo Way, opposite Airport Hotel, Ikeja Lagos.

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