International sensation, Wizkid is among the big acts to perform at this year’s edition of the Hype Festival in Oberhausen, Germany between 24th and 26th of August this year. Other artistes to perform along side Daddy Yo include British star, Giggs (not the Ex-Man U player o), $uicideBoy$, Playboi Carti to mention but a few. The HYPE Festival was launched in 2016 by the concert and booking agency Streetlife International and has always been considered the event that presents the artists who are the next big thing on the street. While in the first year acts such as Post Malone, Skepta, MHD and the Section Boys brought the open-air stage in Cologne Ehrenfeld to light, in 2017 Turbinenhalle was even closer to the previous edition at the festival grounds. The HYPE Festival 2017 welcomed on three stages artists such as Migos, French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign etc.
Oluwa Burna as he is fondly called by fans is in the best form of his life right now. From the amicable settlement and release from detention over robbery allegations against him by Mr 2Kay, to news of claims that he wrote 5 songs on Drake’s “More Life” album (which Drake hasn’t come out to dispute), to being the only featured artiste on Grammy-nominated rock band, Fall Out Boy’s recently released album, on the track ”Sunshine Riptide”, to his successful album listening party in London, attended by such industry heavyweights as Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi etc, to the massive airplay the single “Heaven’s Gate” with British Pop singer Lily Allen, off his “Outside” album is generating all over the world. Burna Boy’s vocals in Jamaican ”patois” language and Lily Allen’s peculiar singing style blends perfectly with the dance hall instrumental of the song. The video which was shot in London is simply a fine blend of cockney vibes and Indian rhythm that gives the song a more diverse appeal. Suffice it to say that the song has Grammy written all over it.
I won’t be surprised if this song makes it to the summit of the UK Billboard a couple of weeks from now. It is already making waves in the UK, Nigeria, South Africa, Venezuela, Brazil and other parts of America.
Burna Boy’s real names are Damini Ogulu. He grew up in Rivers State but later relocated to Lagos. He attended Montessori International School and Corona, Agbara for his secondary education.
The former Mo’hits partners are set to drop a hit song very soon. The song, produced by Don Jazzy has D’banj playing his harmonica with so much dexterity as in the good old days of “Tongolo”, “Mobolowon” and “Why me” which endeared him to Africa.
It is not certain yet which day the song will be released, but a reliable source who spoke to Oversabi suggests the song will drop on April 1, 2018 (April Fools day) which also doubles as Easter Sunday.
I like the song in particula and i’m sure you guys will love it when you hear it. Don’t forget you heard it here first!
It will be recalled that the reconciliation move was engineered by DMW boss, Davido who re-united the entire Mo’Hits crew and had them perform in his the 30 Billion concert in December, 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ahead of Jeezy’s album “Pressure” which drops on the 15th of December, 2017, the rapper dropped by for an interview on the “Everyday Struggle” show where he talked about the artiste-features on his album. On the first video, around the 7 seconds mark, he particularly talked about Wizkid. In his words… ‘..Like i respect what Wizkid does..I saw it..live in person..i didn’t understand it but when i saw it..’like.. woh!..’
In the second video, when asked what songs were fans’ favorites from the album listening party, he said “Erm…a lotta people like the Tory Lanez record with (Rick) Ross, a lotta people love the…uhm… American Dream of course (with JCole and Kendrick)…a lotta people love the Wizkid record with Trey Songz…as far as the Jeezy records you know…uhm…this is it..was a crowd favorite..uhm..in ‘Spyder’…”
Below is the track list of the Pressure album. Wizkid is featured alongside Trey Songz on the 12th track titled “The Life”
Current Mr Tourism, Edo state, Edmund Chukwubuike, and i used to be mates back then in Madonna University Medical school. He left Madonna for Igbinedion University, Okada where he continued with Medicine and Surgery, while i stayed back and graduated with a B.Sc in Biochemistry. “Eddy Bongo” as he was fondly called auditioned for last year’s Big Brother Africa as well as the GUS but could not make the final shortlist. Dr Edmund is one of the 12 contestants in this year’s GUS 10, tagged the “10th Symbol”, scheduled to start on Friday October 4, 2013 at the Usaka forest in Ikot akara, Akwaibom State and to be hosted by Nollywood star Chidi Mokeme.
See the full list of the contestants:
1. Etido Ema Ebong
A 21-year-old 300 level student of History and International studies, University of Uyo who hails from Ikot Ekpene local government area of Akwa Ibom state whose strategy for winning the contest is to stay unnoticed.
2. Ijeh Peter O
A 27-year-old graduate of Microbiology from Igbinedion University, Okada, from Delta State. His goal in life is to become Africa’s biggest movie director, telling interesting stories about Africa through movies.
3. Onike Ifunanya
21, graduate of Economics from the University of Nsukka, an indigene of Anambra State, but resides in Kaduna. She says her personality can be likened to that of an eagle and has a dream of becoming the biggest business mogul in Africa owning the biggest fast food chain in the world starting from Nigeria.
4. Okike Dennis
Is a 29-year-old graduate of Electronics Engineering from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He is from Abia State.
5. Halima Sheidu O.
A Masters Degree holder of History and International Relations from Kogi State. The second contender only from Kogi since the GUS began, her dream is to become a world-renowned researcher.
6. Ezidi Nzube Bobby
23-year-old,from Anambra state and a law graduate from University of Abuja, he believes in Winning first, make friends later. Bobby aspires to be a senator someday.
7. Edmond Chukwubuike
27-year-old medical doctor from Enugu State and current Mr. Tourism of Edo State. He tried last year but did not make it, Edmond wants to be the DG of the World Health Organization (WHO) from his state.
8. Adeboye Mary
One half of a twin, Mary and her sister Martha go down in history as the first set of twins in the GUS. Mary is a 21-year-old graduate of Public Administration, University of Abuja, currently awaiting NYSC call-up. She hails from Edo State and claims to possess an unmatchable endurance and fitness abilities.
9. Adeboye Martha
Other half of the twin, she’s Mary’s sister, and a 21-year old 300-level student of Theatre Arts at the University of Abuja. She loves children and would love to establish an NGO to cater for abandon children in future.
10. Anthony Brosu
Is a 29-year-old from Delta State and a graduate of Animal Production Technology from Federal University of Technology, Niger State. He wants to establish a farm big enough to feed the entire Nigeria, and also create job employment opportunities.
11. Tracy Chapele
Is a graduate of English and Literature, University of Benin. Tracy is 25 years old and is currently a broadcaster. She describes herself as a ‘blend of infectious spontaneity, and pragmatism’.
12. Salako Olukunle
from Ogbomoso, Oyo state, desires to come up with a solution for the environmental degradation in Nigeria especially in the oil-producing areas. He is 24 years old and a graduate of Geography and Meteorology, Federal University of Technology, Minna.
Watch out for Edmund. He is intelligent, smart, sensitive, strong and is my favorite to win.