Wizkid Set To Drop Sophomore Album This October

Star boy’s Wizkid is set to drop his sophomore album this october. Banky W in a recent interview with Hip Tv made this known.
Wizkid appears to have enough for three albums,but choosing appropriate ones seem to be the problem.
He is also working with Sesan on his hit single video ‘Jaiye Jaiye’.
Wizkid’s upcoming sophomore album’s working title is ‘Chosen’ and would drop this October.
Meanwhile,Wizkid hasred some insight into hIs relationship with Tania revealing that he has been with her for over five years and even before the birth of his son,Boluwatife

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Channel O Releases Its 2013 Channel O Africa Music Video Award Nominee List

The Nominees For the Channel O’s Africa Music Video Awards Are;
MOST GIFTED DUO/GROUP/FEATURING
VIDEO
TEAR GAS – Wake Up
XTATIC/AKA & PRIDDY UGLY -Hit Em Up
MI CASA – Can’t Get Enough
EME – Baddest Boy
NAETO C FT D’BANJ – Tony Montana (Bad
Pass) Remix

MOST GIFTED NEWCOMER VIDEO
MONEOA – Is’bhanxa
LOLA RAE – Watch My Ting Go
KHAYA MTHETHWA – Move
VICTORIA KIMANI – Mtoto
BURNA BOY – Tonight

MOST GIFTED FEMALE VIDEO
ZONKE – Feelings
LIZHA JAMES FT ANSELMO RALPH – Vais
Rochar
STL – Stella Stella Stella
TIWA SAVAGE ft DON JAZZY – Without
My Heart
TOYA DELAZY – Heart

MOST GIFTED MALE VIDEO
DONALD – Over The Moon
Zeus FT AKA & TUMI – #DatsWasup
WIZKID – Azonto
AY/MARCO CHALI – Party Zone
IYANYA – Flavour

MOST GIFTED RAGGA/DANCEHALL
VIDEO
BUFFALO SOULJAH – Basawine
KAAKIE – Too Much
JESSE JAGZ – Murder Dem
P-UNIT FT COLLO – You Guy (Dat Dendai)
RADIO AND WEASEL – Can’t Let You Go

MOST GIFTED HIP HOP VIDEO
AKA – Jealousy
JAYSO & SARKODIE – Pizza & Burger
REASON – Do It Like I Can
IFANI FT BLAKSUGA – Chocolate Vanilla
EL/M.aNIFEST – Hallelujah

MOST GIFTED R&B VIDEO
BANKY W – Yes/No
ANSELMO RALPH – Curticao
DANNY K – Brown Eyes
CHASE – Lonely
VICTORIA KIMANI/M.I – Oya

MOST GIFED AFRO POP VIDEO
THE SOIL FT ZAKWE – Linkomo
SAUTI SOL – Money Lover
2FACE IDIBIA – Ihe Ne Me
THE MUFFINZ – Umsebenzi Wendoda
DAVIDO – Gobe

MOST GIFTED DANCE VIDEO
KCEE – Limpopo
MAFIKIZOLO – Khona
FUSE ODG FT WYCLEF JEAN – Antenna
(Remix)
DJ MALVADO FT PETTY – Jamaica
DJ GANYANI FT FB – Xigubu
MOST GIFTED KWAITO VIDEO
L’VOVO DERRANGO FT PROFESSOR –
Palesa
PROFESSOR FT OSIKIDO & CHARACTER –
Finger Prints
EES – Woza December
KABELO – Impilo
DJ TIRA FT BIG NUZ & JOOCY – Summer
Time

MOST GIFTED AFRICAN (WEST) VIDEO
D’PRINCE – Goody Bag
ICE PRINCE – Aboki
R2BEES – Life (WALAAHI)
DBLACK FT JOEY – Vera
CHIDINMA FT ILLBLISS & SUSPECT – Emi
Ni Ballar
P-SQUARE – Alingo

MOST GIFTED AFRICAN (EAST) VIDEO
AY/MARCO CHALI – Party Zone
P-UNIT FT COLLO: You Guy (Dat Dendai)
RADIO & WEASEL – Can’t Let You Go
SAUTI SOL – Money Lover
NAVIO – Kata

MOST GIFTED AFRICAN (SOUTH) VIDEO
DAMA DO BLING – My Eish
OSKIDO – Tsa Mandebele
BLACK COFFEE FT ZAKES – Take it All Off
PAUL G FT FABULOUS – Get Control
DJ DIMPLEZ ft L-TIDO & ANATii – We
Ain’t Leaving
KHULI CHANA – Hazzadazmove

MOST GIFTED VIDEO OF THE YEAR
XTATIC/AKA & PRIDDY UGLY – Hit Em Up
ZEUS FT AKA & TUMI – #DatsWasup
WIZKID – Azonto
STL – Stella Stella Stella
AKA – Jealousy
REASON – Do It Like I Can
MAFIKIZOLO – Khona
FUSE ODG FT WYCLEF JEAN – Antenna
ICE PRINCE – Aboki
R2BEES – Life (Walaahi)
P-SQUARE – Alingo
PAUL G FT FABULOUS – Get Control

BANKY W,D’BANJ,P-SQUARE,LINDA IKEJI,JASON NJOKU,CHINWE NJOKU,IDRIS AKINBAJO,RAHEEM TEMITOPE BELLO NOMINATED FOR THE FUTURE AWARDS 2012-YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR

Here are the Nominees for
The Future Awards 2012 – Young Person of
the Year! The Central Working Committee (CWC) for The Future Awards, which the World Bank has called “The Nobel Prize for Young Africans”, has again decided to unveil the long list for the biggest award, Young Person of the Year before the full list.
As is the tradition, the nominees for Young Person of the Year have been taken out of the various categories as always and identified as trailblazing role models foryoung Nigerians – all except for the Science and Technology categories; and that is a deliberate exception to encourage and spotlight more high-impact activity in those sectors.
“All of the Young Person of the Year nominees are winners,” Atafo said. “They are honorees and will yet again all be given plaques. Also, they will not go through the four stages of judging for the awards, only one stage for voting and one stage for judging. These guys inspire us!”
YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR HONOUREES
2012
Bankole Wellington [Banky W] (Musician/
Entrepreneur/Activist) 31
Known primarily as a musician, Banky W has however transcended that label: emerging not just as one of the nation’s leading talents, but also building an inspiring business with Empire Mates Entertainment that has created superstars like Wizkid. Banky also leads the stage as an activist passionate about Nigeria – proving this with his involvements in everything from the What About Us? Youth Debate to #OccupyNigeria. Banky is not just an entertainment personality. He is a national figure of hope and love of country. He is a
leader.
Chinwe Njoku
(Engineer)
26
Njoku recently won the The Sir Robert
Martin University Prize at the Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, which is the premier award of the University and consists of an award of £1,500 plus a commemorative medal.
Beyond that,Njoku stands out for including significant published research that has benefited the wider community. In total she has 12 peer- reviewed publications (10 as 1st author). This
includes the IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation Journal (the most prestigious journal
in the field) and the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (Special Issue on
Metamaterials) . This groundbreaking research will continue in a major £600,000 major
interdisciplinary government grant.
Dapo Oyebanjo [D’banj] (Musician/
Entertainment Entrepreneur) 32
D’banj is not just an artiste – he is an idea. Having broken every single boundary in the Nigerian, and African, music industry through Mo’Hits Records,
he has became a trailblazer for artistes reaching for an international market, with his exploits with
GOOD music and his newly formed D’banj Records. As he told the UK Observer, “I see what I’m doing now as the bridge that we’ve been looking for from Africa to the mainstream world. I
want others to see the potential in my country, other than our oil and natural resources.” He’s on
his way to achieving that.
Jason Njoku (Media
Entrepreneur) 31
Njoku is at the forefront of Nigeria’s digital revolution – he didn’t begin it, he doesn’t own, but for much of the world he impressively represents it. With his sexy Iroko TV brand tagged the ‘Netflix of Africa’, he is the world’s largest distributor of African movies. His company raised $8 million in venture capital from TigerGlobal Management, a New York based Private Equity and hedge fund run by billionaire Chase Coleman, has distribution deals with Dailymotion, iTunes,Amazon and Vimeo
and has been said to be worth as much as $30 million dollars.
Peter and Paul Okoye [Psquare] (Musician/
Entertainment Entrepreneur) 31
This inspiring brothers are easily the #1 in African music. That success is apparent in their high- profile shows/tours across the continent, their endorsements and the mega-launch of their last album in 2011. Their video featuring American super-star Rick Ross continues to be a talking point across the music industry; and in addition to signing with Akon’s Konvict Muzik, they are also signed to the Universal Music Group. Currently, this music duo is the artiste with the highest YouTube video views of over 25,000,000 in the continent.
Linda Ikeji (Blogger/Media Entrepreneur)
31
She is the most influential Nigerian online – and it is a position she has wielded with flair and a keen sense of history. There are those who see Linda as a blogger peddling soft stories, but she has become much more than that, influencing issues,
driving conversations and doing good. Linda’s influence can be seen in her spotlighting
#ABSURape, involving a young woman in Abia State, profiling Oke, the young man who almost
ost his leg due to complications from diabetes, and taking up the cause of Blessing Effiom. These
three issues caught the attention of the nation – and it was because Linda took it seriously. She is a
phenomenon.
Idris Akinbajo (Journalist) 30
Starting with NEXT Newspapers and now as Head of the Investigative Desk at Premium Times, he has worked quietly and stealthily to reveal most of the rot in Nigeria’s politics and economy – with exclusive revelations in aviation, campaign finance and more. That work has not gone unnoticed; winning him awards including African
Investigative Journalist of the Year, Nigerian Investigative Journalist of the Year, Best Nigerian investigative story in print, and Second best Nigerian investigative story (online). He has now been announced a finalist for the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist 2012. Akinbajo is a journalist’s
vision.
Raheem Temitope Bello
(Scientist) 19
Bello has two undergraduate degrees – in Astronomy and Physics with Special Honours and
is already a doctoral student; all before he turned 19. For most of his undergraduate years, he
conducted research in a condensed matter physics lab; refurbishing the thermal conductivity
probe and fabricating unique thermocouples of 0.001” in order to measure temperature gradient.
During his 2+ years of research, he has presented his work at various conferences and given an oral presentation at the American Physical Society(APS). Presently, he is working on the devolvement of a startup energy utility company, GeoUtill. GeoUtill leverages geothermal energy to
supply homes with clean, sustainable, and dependable energy. Since receiving feedback from applying to startup incubator competitions,
GeoUtill has refocused on its mission. GeoUtill believes that there is an abundance of energy all around us, which can supply all of the energy
demands. We are currently working on the development of a new type of a low cost solar panel, that may be deployed any where in the world without access to an energy grid. And he is still in his teens!
“Note that, due to the adjusted The Future Awards calendar – it was moved from its traditional January to August, the period in review is October 2010 – May 2012,” Atafo added.
“Nominees who were still 31 years as at March
2011 (six months into the period in review) are
therefore eligible.”
Previous winners of the Young Person of the Year winners include
malaria scientist Ify Aniebo, award-winning writer
Chimamanda Adichie, NASA scholar Tosin Otitoju,
amongst others.

BANKY W INTERVIEWS GOV. BABATUNDE FASHOLA OF LAGOS STATE IN A USAID & IRI DOCUMENTARY

EME boss Banky W has another talent apart from singing. The RnB singer on saturday 16th of june 2012 interviewed His Excellency Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola the governor of Lagos state.
The interview was for a documentary that is owned by the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Banky W about the documentary said “The documentary is about promoting democracy in Nigeria through the youths of Nigeria and it included an interview with Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, I had a nice time”.
EME’s track ‘change’ in the EME all stars “Empire Mates State of Mind” is going to be used as the documentary sound track.
The singer seems to have his hand full apart from managing EME,singing, and hosting interviews,he is also in SA(south Africa) for the shooting of MNet’s Jacob’s Cross.