Tent Houz unwraps new acts
FIVE years after emerging the NYSC Merit award winner for the album entitled Tha NYSC, in Delta State, Tent Houz Entertainment, has signed on Nel Divine and a group called B Flatz.
Made up of Longton and Tu-4, B Flatz were third runner up band (Revolution 6) at the 2007 edition of Star Quest talent hunt contest. But after the show, Longton, then lead vocalist and guitarist of the band, had to rebrand the group when they crashed out of the competition. Teaming up with Tu-4, they recorded some songs, which attracted the attention of Tent Houz.
Nell Divine on his part is full of thanks to the label, describing it as the right platform for his kind of music, which he said educates, entertains and informs.
Renowned for his dance instructing roles for artistes like Tuface Idibia, Sammy Okposo, Charly Boy and others, the creative director of Tent Houz, Danny Dolor, reiterated the label’s commitment to developing and promoting young talented artistes.
“An effective artiste development programme is the key to the future of Nigeria music industry wherein young artistes can be nurtured over a reasonable period of time by capable and professional hands, before pursuing their career professionally.”
Nell D and B Flatz’s singles Wiffy and Ife respectively, would be released next month.
Yemi Sax blows to UK
Saxophonist Adeosun Adeyemi Joseph, popularly called Yemi Sax, will be among top Nigerian artistes that will storm the United Kingdom on February 21 for a comedy show tagged Lord of The Ribs.
Scheduled to hold at the Indigo2, O2 Arena, North Greenwich, London, the show organised by comedian Basketmouth, is expected to also feature MI, Eddie Kadi, Eldee D Don, and Banky W.
According to Yemi’s manager, Seun Abisagboola, the saxophonist is ready to hold London spellbound.
“Yemi Sax is ready for the show; being on big stage is not strange to him. He was at the just concluded Calabar Xmas Festival where he thrilled the crowd. Since he got the invitation to perform at the Basket Mouth’s Lord of The Ribs, Yemi Sax has been excited and he is sure to be as electrifying as usual on that day.”
He observed that oncoming concert would afford Yemi Sax the opportunity to play some of the tunes in his latest album, which is due for release sometime this year.
“Yemi Sax will dish out some of his new sounds to the guests at the show. We will also use the opportunity to visit some Nigerian controlled TV stations in the UK and create some buzz around the artiste, especially against the backdrop of the fact that we are releasing his oncoming works over there.”
Celebrity Takes 2:
Yemi Blaq takes it all
Actor, Yemi Blaq has emerged winner in the recently concluded dance TV reality show, Celebrity takes 2. Yemi beats fellow Nollywood stars, Fred Amata and Stella Damasus, to clinch the top prize after the last dance held at the Liberty Hotel, Lekki, Lagos.
Based on the stage performance of the three finalists, many had given the the prize to Stella, who led the pack with her stage performance, scoring 48.64 percent, leaving Blaq and Fred Amata at 41.67 and 31.6 per cent, respectively. But the votes casted by the fans of the celebrities, however, changed the tide against Stella. According to the firm that was assigned the responsibility of managing the votes, Alexander Forbes Consulting Actuaries Nigeria Limited, Blaq recorded more votes than his counterparts and had the highest overall points.
The wife of Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, who graced the occasion, described the three finalists as “winners” having performed wonderfully well. “To all contestants, I say congratulations, but in all competitions, a winner must emerge. This is the situation you find yourself today. We appreciate you all and we are glad to tell you well done.”
Similarly, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Akinsola Akinfemiwa, who was also present at the event, commended all contestants in the competition for entertaining the people in different strata of the economy with their skills.
I’m neither sick nor mad - Wande Coal
MO HITS’ singer, Wande Coal has come out to quash rumours that he is in some rehab overseas, recuperating from mental problems, which arose from drug abuse.
These rumours have been circulating since late last year as many people suggested that his absence from major events such as the yearly Star Mega Jamz and Ovation Red Carol, is as a result of his illness. However, the Bumper To Bumper crooner made it to Calabar for the Christmas Carnival, looking very healthy.
When confronted with the issue, Wande said, “I’m not mad o, and I’m not sick; me that has been traveling around doing shows? In fact, lately I’ve been traveling too much, that’s why you people don’t really see me around. And for the record, I was at Ovation Red Carol oh,” he said.
Meanwhile, Wande is said to be so bitter at the moment over the breach in the contractual agreement, with Don Jazzy and poured out his mind on how Mo’Hits has not been forthcoming with their promises on the royalties from his album.