Former YBNL artiste; Chinko Ekun has downplayed the beliefs of people that his 2018 hit song; “Able God” was sung in order to encourage Internet scammers (Yahoo boys) to continue with their condemnable and criminal works.
You would recall last week as one of the most controversial weeks ever experienced in the Nigerian music industry as the issue between, Simi, Naira Marley and their takes on Internet fraud was well escalated by across social media.
Naira Marley posited that “Yahoo yahoo” isn’t a crime and instead, it’s a payback for the sufferings our ancestors experienced during the era of slave trade, centuries ago. After the statement, people castigated Naira marley as well as those in support of “yahoo yahoo” in which many people believe Chinko Ekun is a part of.
However, Sunday Scoop reached out to the rapper to have his opinion on what has been believed and he revealed everyone is entitled to their thoughts but one thing he knows for sure is that his song “Able God”was sung for the financially challenged people, to help encourage them and keep smiles on their faces when they hear the song.
He said, “I really don’t have anything to say about that issue. It is really something that doesn’t concern me and I wouldn’t want to get involved in that.
“Everybody is entitled to their opinions. I know why I recorded the song, Able God. It is a song meant to inspire people who are broke, and whenever they hear the song, they are always happy. It is just a normal song that came to me naturally. People can always interpret it their own ways and I don’t have any power over that. I don’t sing to support bad behaviour, and I am not concerned about what anybody says.”
Korede Bello has been in the news of late due to the release of his two hit singles “Joko” and, “Mr Vendor“. However, there are rumors flying around that he is planning to leave his current record label, Mavin Records.
In a recent interview, he also came forth to dispel the rumors of his plans to break up with his record label. The Mavin star explained that he is a boss and does not need to prove that to anyone by leaving the label.
In his words “I am a boss of my own and I don’t need to prove that to anyone. I also don’t need to prove that by leaving Mavin Records to set up my own label. With Mavin, we are stronger together. If you listen to my new song, Mr Vendor, you will know that I’m still with Mavin,”
He also revealed that the intention behind the release of “Joko” was to support other upcoming artistes using his celebrity status.
He said “With Joko, we did a social media challenge and gave N2.5m to the winners. We didn’t just give them money, we gave them a platform. You don’t need to sign artistes before you help them. You can just support them with your platform by posting or saying something nice about their songs.”
Teni has come out to show the public who her lover is through a video that has both herself and a strange young man all loved up and mimicking how Davido and his girfriend; Chioma act when they get to spend some romantic together.
Teni who has been in hot form since her fantastic 2018, took to her Instagram page to post the video which has got lots of tongues wagging. Some people are of the opinion that the guy in the video is Teni’s lover while others believe the guy is just a random person who Teni is just trying to create a banter with. They believe there is nothing intimate between them.
But what has got a lot of people to believe the guy is Teni’s lover is because of the caption the singer added to the video. Teni captioned the video; writing, “Love is a beautiful thing.”
Singer and wife of Adekunle Gold, Simi, has shaved her hair just three months after she wedded Mr Gold.
The singer in excitement shared photos of her new look on her social media pages with fans surprised and given mixed remarks.
Simi who released her album; “Omo Charlie Champagne” recently, looked really cute and charming in the nicely curled and shinny low cut hair-style.
In a way to clear the notions of some that Adekunle Gold might not like the move, the “Ire” singer entered the comment section of his wife after posting the picture, dropping emojis to describe how much he loves the look.
African giant, Burna Boy who was headlined for this years’ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performed “Killin Dem“; a track done alongside Zlatan.
Nigerian music export, Burna Boyshowcases the Zanku (Leg Work) dance step at the biggest music fest in the World. Burna Boy intentionally dropped off the mic and had the cameras positioned on his legs as he teach them the global dance step. It is Zanku to the World indeed
In a related news, Burna Boy gears up the release his forthcoming studio album “African Giant“, expected to be out sometime this year.
Coachella is one of the biggest and best music festivals in the United State and in the World. People gather deep in the Coachella Valley on the polo grounds in the desert and dress to impress with Coachella fashion, which includes the notable flower crowns.
Award-winning Afropop sensation Yemi Alade gets in bed with American rapper Rick Ross for the remix of her sultry classic “Oh My Gosh“.
The steamy DJ Coublon produced number sees Miss Alade gush uncontrollably over her “true lova”, megastar Rick Ross, who takes the track to a new hip-hop realm.
The video opens with Yemi announcing herself as the only object of her new love’s affection. Draped in African splendor she is joined by a legion of beautiful dancers who celebrate her new man. And despite the fact Yemi has “many toasters” admiring her, it’s Rick who “caught a flight and jumped off the jet” to make the ultimate toast to his new-found love with glasses of the music industry’s favourite tipples, Belaire sparkling wine and Bumbu rum.
Sure to be on summer pool party playlists all around the world, the track is a fun up-beat song with rhythmic African drums that got Rick and Yemi dancing. Reflecting on the electric chemistry behind the scenes, Yemi spoke about working with Rick in an episode for “The Bumbu Room”, Bumbu’s wildly popular Q&A series.
“Oh My Gosh” (Remix)” is released under Effyzzie Music Group. The track will be featured on Yemi Alade’s fourth studio album titled “Woman of Steel” which is expected later this year. Alongside Rick Ross, Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo, Afrobeats icon Duncan Mighty and Nollywood star Funke Akindele are set to appear on the LP.