Nigerian fast-rising stars, Temilade Openiyi popularly known as Tems, and Stanley Omah Didia popularly known as Omah Lay who were arrested by the members of the Katwe police in Uganda after a show on Sunday, 13th of December 2020 have been charged to court.

Omah Lay and Tems arrested and arraigned before Uganda court jury

Tems with her manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi, and Omah Lay have been in the Ugandan police custody for almost 24 hours and have been transferred to different prison locations to be detained till their scheduled court date on Wednesday, 16th of December 2020.

READ ALSO: Omah Lay And Tems Arrested In Uganda Alongside Their Managers

Omah Lay however took to social media on the 14th of December 2020 to share his Uganda police custody experience alongside his colleague, Tems. What looks like a ‘What Have We Done‘ moment via tweet reads:

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Uproar ensued on the streets of Twitter following a woman’s narration on the platform, claiming that singer and activist, Seun Kuti fired his gun at a party in his residence at Ikeja on the 12th of December.

Seun Kuti himself has since come out to share his side of the story and explain what led to the altercation via an Instagram live

According to Seun Kuti, trouble broke out after movement in and out of his house was impeded by party goers who were in attendance of a party organised by a non-resident who owns businesses in the area. 

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US-based Gospel music minister Tracy Tolota has finally released her much anticipated sophomore album titled “Heaven’s Sound.

The album is a collection of released and never-heard-before tracks such as “Lord You Are Good,” “I Am Blessed” and more. Minister Tracy poured her heart into the album experimenting with sounds ranging from Eastern HighLife, Contemporary Praise and Worship, also Popular music.

Her objective exploring varying sounds and thematic preoccupation – all centered around her core message – is to reach out, beyond the church inclined, to the young, vibrant and unchurched, with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in ways they can easily relate and connect with.

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The 10-track album project inspired by the Holy Spirit, includes the successful single titled “I See Miracle.”

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King Promise features Shatta Wale in new song ‘Alright’

Hours after dropping the audio, King Promise & Shatta Wale serve up the visuals for their latest collaboration “Alright.”

With ‘Alright’, King Promise does not fail to deliver. Singing over a smooth Altranova produced instrumental; the Ghanaian singer merges his amazing vocal ability and melodic flow with Shatta Wale’s trademark and bouncy rap ability – culminating in a track which undoubtedly will make listeners want to rejoice.

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Yeah yeah
Shatta wale
Oh ye yeah yeah
Pan pan pan pan pan
E nana nana
It’s king king promise
Yeaaaaah
As I dey hustle for the paper
Baba God make you answer my prayer
E no be easy but still we go make am
S3 me sore aaa give thanks to the maker ee
Then it’s back to the grind now
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In anticipation of his new single ‘Follow my lead’, Nigerian megastar and former Psquare member, Peter Okoye who is referred to by his solo career name, Mr P told those clamouring for a Psquare come back to move on just as he has and he further opened up about his current projects and plans for the future.

Peter Okoye (Mr P) posted on his social media page on the 10th of December 2020 a lengthy post that was divided into two parts. The first part addressed the naysayers, cyberbullies, those clamouring for a Psquare come back and his soon to drop project, while the second part was about his intentional plans to branch out into other money-making ventures aside from music.

After the split of their much-loved duo group ‘Psquare‘, both twin brothers decided to foster their solo careers and Peter Okoye became ‘Mr P‘ … Read the rest

MTV MAMA Awards unveiled the nomination list for 2021 and Nigerian music heavyweights such as Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Simi, Rema, Niniola plus newbies, Fireboy DML, Omah Lay and Tems were nominated.

The 2021 MTV MAMA Awards nomination list was unveiled on the 8th of December 2020 via social media and the Award ceremony is scheduled to hold in Kampala, Uganda on the 20th of February 2021 in a virtual set up that will be broadcasted live on MTV Base. 

52 MTV MAMA 2021 Award nominees from 15 countries were revealed in 10 music categories by MTV Base on Wedenesday evening via their social media account.

READ ALSO: WIZKID, TIWA SAVAGE, DAVIDO, BURNA BOY and others nominated for 2020 MOBO Awards.

Here are the artists nominated in different categories for the 2021 MTV MAMA Awards:

Nominees for BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACT category:

ELAINE

FOCALISTIC

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Fuji music is one of the richest forms of indigenous music. From the first era, which was dominated by Alhaji Sikiru, Ayinde Barrister, to the period of King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall and down to the Pasumas and Ayubas, the genre has evoked a great sense of identity within several communities and individuals. 

This December, at the Alliance Francaise, The Mike Adenuga Center, Ikoyi, Lagos, FUJI: A Opera will be organizing a 5-day event which showcases the history of Fuji and, through measured conversations with some of its most knowledgeable figures, point it towards a future in the digital age. 

Fuji Opera

                                          

Like every other genre, Fuji has produced elite bodies of work, commonly referred to as ‘the classics’. To familiarize you with what to come expecting, we have curated a strong list of five Fuji albums that impacted the Nigerian music industry. 

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Here’s this week’s roundup of best new afrobeats music & songs released in the Nigerian & Ghanaian scene.

Follow NotJustOk’s specially curated playlist on Spotify – Afrobeats Hits.

Best New Music: Flavour – Rema – Mayorkun – Falz – Mr Eazi – Stonebwoy – Diamond Platnumz

The past week has been one of the heaviest in terms of new releases across the industry. Let’s get right into it!

 

Flavour – Looking Nyash

Wahala for who no like y*nsh this December o! Flavour just dropped an anthem for babes with big back-side. This one is off his brand new album “Flavour of Africa“, which dropped over the weekend.

Watch video here | Stream #FOA Album here.

 

Mayorkun – Your Body

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Port Harcourt, Nigeria based gospel music minister, Nonso Faith returns to the gospel scene with the praise declaration tune, ‘Onyeoma’.

Art Banner for “Onyeoma”

Nonso Faith , who has previously released her hit songs including ‘My Trust, Victorious, Show Me Your Ways and You Be God’, has now released ‘Onyeoma’ as a groundbreaking piece to retain her unrelenting streak.

Onyeoma is a testimonial song in which the minister ascribes praises and adoration to God who has undoubtedly showered her with so much goodness amidst so many uncertainties of life.

The melodious tune is set to to warm up your praise lifestyle, a very interesting tool to show one’s gratitude to God.

With the prolific production by ‘Izokeeybeatz’, Onyeoma is a soul-lifting masterpiece to accompany your thanksgiving attitude throughout this season.

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Born Yemi Eberechi Alade, to a Yoruba father and a multilingual Igbo mother, the stars had always augured in her favour to become a global sensation, but for Alade, it wasn’t something she immediately had a grasp on. Now it’s the year 2020 and as music from Africa rapidly becomes the soundtrack of the universe, Yemi Alade is the one who wears the mantle of mama Africa, connecting descendants of the continent with her melodies. 

Yemi Alade

This queen mother status was however not bestowed upon her overnight or by virtue of luck but took the toiling of a near decade-long run in the competitive Nigerian music industry. This run saw her break records to become the African female artiste with the most viewed video on YouTube and two-time win at the MTV Africa Music Award. To attain such feats, she weaved stories into many-flavoured and dialected tunes, shattered Read the rest