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“Praiz Produced My First Song For Just N4000” – Skales

Nigerian singer, Skales has revealed that at the beginning of his music career, fellow artiste, Praiz was one of the only people that truly believed in him.
Skales revealed this during his performance at the just concluded ‘Praiz live in Unilag’ concert.

He further stated that Praiz has always supported him and continues to do so even till today.
Nigerian R&B sensation, Praiz held the free concert at the Staff School Hall in Unilag on Friday, March 23rd, 2018.
Music lovers present were given an unforgettable experience as superstars; Praiz, Skales, Ajebutter22, IllBliss, Shaydee, BOJ and many others took the stage to perform their biggest hits.

Sponsored by MTN Music plus, the concert saw students and other young fans go home with exciting gifts like mobile phones, laptops, steam irons, electric kettles and even an acoustic guitar.

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Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria 2017

Not long ago the list of the top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria 2017 Forbes was presented to the world. In this article, we will answer the question ‘who is the richest musician in Nigeria’?Although these richest musicians in Nigeria presently have other investments apart from their musical career, the actual fact still remains that these richest Nigerian musicians are veterans in the entertainment industry. So, if you are looking for top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria 2017 and their net worth, their names are below.

Richest Musicians in Nigeria

Forbes

10. Timaya – Net worth N1.1 billion

10. Timaya (1.1 billion naira)

Timaya is like a lion in his own Jungle and he has to be named as one of the foremost booming musicians to come out of the Niger-Delta. All his videos on YouTube have a combined number of over 20 million views. He recently lost his Instagram account due to hackers and in less than a week got almost all his followers back. That shows how much his fans like and adore him. He is worth an impressive sum of N1.1 billion.

9. Iyanya – Net worth N1.8 billion

9. Iyanya (1.8 billion naira)

Iyanya has shown that a lot can happen in a short period of time. Three years ago he won MTN Project fame. He has gone ahead to become one of the biggest music stars in the Nigerian music industry. The Yudala ambassador is worth an attractive sum of N1.8 billion.

8. Banky W – Net worth N2.3 billion

8. Banky W (2.3 billion naira)

Taking the number 8 spot of Forbes list of the Top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria for the year 2017 is Banky W. He is currently the CEO of the popular Nigerian Music Record Label EME. In addition, he is the brand ambassador of Etisalat and Samsung Mobile for the West African region and also has a multi-million naira deal with Ciroc.

7. Flavour – Net worth N2.5 billion

7. Flavour (2.5 billion naira)

Chinedu Okoli, who is popularly called Flavour isn’t only Nigeria’s king of latest highlife music. His fame runs through the continent. He has nabbed several endorsement deals, a notable one is with NBC (Nigerian Breweries Company). The singer is valued at an estimated net worth of N2.5 Billion Naira.

6. Wizkid – Net worth N2.8 billion.

6. Wizkid (2.8 billion naira)

Just like his name goes ‘Wizkid,’ this young Nigerian artist has actually made it big in the Nigerian music industry. He is currently in partnership with SONY Records and he is also the boss of STARBOY Record label. He has won numerous top awards and was recently nominated for the Grammy Awards 2017.

5. Davido – Net worth N2.9 billion.

5. Davido (2.9 billion naira)

David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido is one of the best musicians in the Nigerian music industry at the moment. He is presently signed with world music giants SONY records, and he’s one among the few Nigerian musicians with international recognition.

4. Innocent “2Face” Idibia – Net worth N4.5 billion.

5. Davido (2.9 billion naira)

This is the living legend of the Nigerian music industry. He makes his money from shows and endorsement deals with top brands of the country. By far he is one of the most marketable musicians in Nigeria at the moment. The number four spot on this prime ten richest list of Nigerian musicians 2017 is well merited for 2Face Idibia.

3. D’Banj – Net worth N5 billion

3. D’banj (5 billion naira)

The Koko Master is the third richest musician in Nigeria at the moment. He makes his money from shows and tours around the globe due to the fact he is a really strong marketable brand. He has also signed top endorsement deals which have fetched him money in recent years.

2. Don Jazzy – Net worth N6.5 billion

2. Don Jazzy (6.5 billion naira)

Don Jazzy is one among the top Music Producers in the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the moment. He is the richest music producer in Nigeria for the year 2017. He is also the boss of the Top record label, MAVIN, which has stars like Iyanya, Korede Bello, Tiwa Savage and Di’ja working with the brand. He is reported to charge about N500,000 to produce a song which explains how he makes his money.

1. P-Square – Net worth N15 billion

1. P-Square (15 billion naira)

The twin duo PSquare takes the top spot on this 2017 listing of the richest musicians in Nigeria. They make a lot of money from their album sales, endorsement deals, shows, and tours. Media reports state that P-Square charges as high as 8 Million Naira per show and they appear in a large number of shows yearly which should help you imagine their estimated annual earnings. It can be recalled that they won the KORA awards for Best African Artiste in the year 2010 which came with a mouthwatering 150 Million Naira.

These richest Nigerian musicians have built a strong fan base which has given them that much-needed publicity not just in Nigeria but globally. They are highly respected in the Nigerian music industry. Their popularity has given them the series of awards and because of this they sign endorsement deals on a daily basis.

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Paul Okoye introduces his all-girl band members to the world

The band consists of all female instrumentalists

– The dreadlocked star may have even named them The Rudicals

Paul Okoye one half of now defunct music duo PSquare is showing the world that he has everything needed to succeed as a ‘solo musician.’

So far, he has released two videos for his singles Nkenji Nkeke and Fire Fire. The songs are doing well with Fire Fire garnering over a million views and Nkenji Keke getting 235,000 views in just four days.

The dad of three has also performed at a large number of shows. There is hardly any week where he doesn’t share photos and video of him thrilling fans at different locations.

He recently introduced his band members to the world via a photo he shared on his Instagram page. One surprising thing about this band is that they are all women

See their photo below:

The band is made up of one drummer (Deborah Ojengbede), one guitarist (Owoeye Adeola Adaba) , one bass player (Ada), and one keyboardist (Oyewole Morenike). The drummer Deborah aka Debie Stixx also doubles as a banker.

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Reekado Banks Won’t Apologise For Saying He Is Better Than Lil Kesh – Manager

Going by Sunday Scoop report, Reekado Banks’manager and brother, Temi Solomon, insists that Reekado Banks doesn’t feel sorry for saying he is a better artiste than Lil Kesh.

Sunday Scoop reached out to Reekado’s manager and brother over the statement made by the singer about being better than Lil Kesh, who rivaled him for the 2015 Headies Next Rated award. Reekado’s manager said his brother only said what was on his mind, but he didn’t mean to hurt anyone.

He said, “It is not something I want to talk about. If certain people were annoyed because he spoke his mind, I think those people are not his fans. Our fans would not complain about what he said in that manner. He didn’t mean to hurt or harm anyone and we don’t have something against the artiste (Lil Kesh).”

According to Temi, Banks was not misinterpreted, neither was he under any influence when he said he is better than Lil Kesh. He said, “If he said he is better than someone, he probably meant it. I really want to know the fans who were angry about it. Was it Reekado’s fans or the person’s fans? He said what was on his mind and it is not compulsory for everyone to agree with him.

“People who feel that he is arrogant because he said what he wanted to say have their reasons to think so. If I say that one newspaper is better than another, it is my opinion. That he didn’t say a word since the 2015 Headies Awards’ fallout doesn’t mean he has not felt like talking. So, if he said he was better than Lil Kesh, it was just an expression.”

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5 Artists who should drop an Album this Year. 

In an era where we have been plagued with noisy balderdash accompanied with one-sided meaningful nonsense, I dare say it won’t hurt for consumers of GOOD music to be treated well this year with what can only better uplift the spirit of many and cause others to have a rethink about the kind of music they imbibe into their system.

Without further Ado, let’s dive right into the 5 artistes who should drop an album this year.

The list is in no particular order.

M.I

Taking into consideration the breadth of rap music in 2017, M.I did the one thing any intellectual rapper would drop a track that would irk the soul of the few who still believes they are indeed rappers. Despite his last major work being in 2016, M.I has not for a second forgotten what real music should be about and feel like, well we all can testify with YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX YOUR LIFE. This is one artiste never afraid to intellectually spit bars on stimulating and daring topics. He has an ear for beats that oozes greatness and uses this ear to create music for both sane and insane mind. M.I has been blasted for daring to make rap a commercial genre, but if we really think about it, isn’t this just about what everyone needs; brilliant lyrics laced with groovy beats? Honestly, M.I has avoided us long enough, it’s about time for some good music sir!

Adekunle Gold

This gem of an artiste wowed millions with his debut album GOLD and even as he did not really garner a new audience to his teeming fanbase due to his decision to not tweak his music in a way that would drag non-believers to his realm, he did a marvelous job. Adekunle Gold has continued to effortless soothe our souls with his incomparable and with the array of flamboyant trash being peddled in the music industry today, it’s about time for just another dose of medicine from this fine ass artiste.

Kiss Daniel

Phew! He finally exited a label that reportedly forbade him from collaborating with other acts except for the redundant ones on the label, if anyone claims to be overjoyed about this move, I TOPE DELANO top this class. A human filled with blinding illuminating talent, an ear for what both sane and insane mind needs and just the most somewhat husky yet mesmerizing vocals to communicate these attributes, Kiss Daniel most def’ tops the list of the few we are expecting an album from in 2018.

Vector

Let me start this way…..I am not a fan of the last album LAFIAJI am not, the reason he needs to bring back the Vector we all got to know years back and fell in love with. This is an act that has a hold on the art of painting beautiful pictures with poignant statements. This cerebral rapper has an untold ability in abstract lyricism made even more beautiful by his penchant for the use of metaphors and puns when spitting. Madness they say is the pleasure of the unseen, Vector’s music is the unseen for many of us.

Davido

Need I say more about this act. From DAMIDURO to FIA, Davido has done an amazing job staying in all our consciousness with mind-blowing singles that have found their ways across the shores of the nation. Despite having put all our hearts on hold with his yet to be released second album, this artiste still churns out music to the delight of millions. Dear Davido, it won’t do you any harm to release that album this year.Here is our 5 artistes who we wish would drop an album this year.

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5 Artists who should drop an Album this Year. 

In an era where we have been plagued with noisy balderdash accompanied with one-sided meaningful nonsense, I dare say it won’t hurt for consumers of GOOD music to be treated well this year with what can only better uplift the spirit of many and cause others to have a rethink about the kind of music they imbibe into their system.

Without further Ado, let’s dive right into the 5 artistes who should drop an album this year.

The list is in no particular order.

M.I

Taking into consideration the breadth of rap music in 2017, M.I did the one thing any intellectual rapper would drop a track that would irk the soul of the few who still believes they are indeed rappers. Despite his last major work being in 2016, M.I has not for a second forgotten what real music should be about and feel like, well we all can testify with YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX YOUR LIFE. This is one artiste never afraid to intellectually spit bars on stimulating and daring topics. He has an ear for beats that oozes greatness and uses this ear to create music for both sane and insane mind. M.I has been blasted for daring to make rap a commercial genre, but if we really think about it, isn’t this just about what everyone needs; brilliant lyrics laced with groovy beats? Honestly, M.I has avoided us long enough, it’s about time for some good music sir!

Adekunle Gold

This gem of an artiste wowed millions with his debut album GOLD and even as he did not really garner a new audience to his teeming fanbase due to his decision to not tweak his music in a way that would drag non-believers to his realm, he did a marvelous job. Adekunle Gold has continued to effortless soothe our souls with his incomparable and with the array of flamboyant trash being peddled in the music industry today, it’s about time for just another dose of medicine from this fine ass artiste.

Kiss Daniel

Phew! He finally exited a label that reportedly forbade him from collaborating with other acts except for the redundant ones on the label, if anyone claims to be overjoyed about this move, I TOPE DELANO top this class. A human filled with blinding illuminating talent, an ear for what both sane and insane mind needs and just the most somewhat husky yet mesmerizing vocals to communicate these attributes, Kiss Daniel most def’ tops the list of the few we are expecting an album from in 2018.

Vector

Let me start this way…..I am not a fan of the last album LAFIAJI am not, the reason he needs to bring back the Vector we all got to know years back and fell in love with. This is an act that has a hold on the art of painting beautiful pictures with poignant statements. This cerebral rapper has an untold ability in abstract lyricism made even more beautiful by his penchant for the use of metaphors and puns when spitting. Madness they say is the pleasure of the unseen, Vector’s music is the unseen for many of us.

Davido

Need I say more about this act. From DAMIDURO to FIA, Davido has done an amazing job staying in all our consciousness with mind-blowing singles that have found their ways across the shores of the nation. Despite having put all our hearts on hold with his yet to be released second album, this artiste still churns out music to the delight of millions. Dear Davido, it won’t do you any harm to release that album this year.Here is our 5 artistes who we wish would drop an album this year.

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Top 10 Comedians That Made It With Online Videos 2017 [Must See]

See Top 10 Nigerian comedians that ​use the power of a short 15 minute clip to change the game in the comedy industry is quite impressive. These young talents have defined how instrumental comedians are to the success story of the art/entertainment. Much so that most of them have used their talents to bring smiles to the faces of millions of Nigerians. As a result of this, these comedians have crossed over from making hilarious skits on the internet to the real stage. NET brings you a list of Top 10 Instagram comedians who are giving mainstream comedians a run for their money

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Craze clown

Craze Clown

Medical doctor by day, comedian by night. Crazeclown gathered over 1 million followers far back as 2015 when Instagram videos were just 15-second skits. The resident doctor in the US offers undiluted comedy as Baba Ade. He once revealed that he faced the task of finding balance between his craft and his studies while managing with the loss of his father in 2005

Oluwakaponeski

He disguises as the character Mama Tobi. Oluwakaponeski as he is fondly called, is a delight anytime. A quality which distinguishes him is his ability to switch between different characters at anytime.


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Woli arole

Woli Arole
From his artistry to passion for selfies, Woli Arole registered his image in the mindset of people with his hilarious videos. He began preaching and prophesying unto people’s lives and has continued to use his comedy as a means to reach thousands of people on the internet.


Wofai Ifada
At a first glance, Wofai comes across as a regular girl you meet on a normal day. But her striking story lines and videos get her over 200,000 views per post on Instagram. She is not only a comedian. Her talent spans through different fields in the industry. Asides from been a comedian, She is also an actress and an event compere.



Twyse
The name Ereme Abraham might not ring a bell but once you mention Twyse, comedy enthusiasts but burst into laughter because of his comedy skits. Twyse is currently the only comedian that makes skits with five characters, all in one video. He once revealed that online comedy made him a superstar of some sort. “Because of my videos, I can’t even go to the market, train station or walk on the street in peace” Twyse said

Maraji
Through her smooth mimicking skills, Maraji launched some of her videos into the online space. Her potentials are limitless and she is definitely a face to look out for in the entertainment industry.

Chief Obi

Chief Obi describes himself as a ‘professional mad man’ and he actually personifies this through his hilarious skits, Chief Obi rose through Instagram comedy to performing at most glamorous shows in the UK.

Josh2funny 

A pioneer when it comes to singing amusing covers of the most popular songs on the globe, Comedian, Josh2funny began by just playing a character ‘Agatha’ 2014. In a short while, Josh2funny began to gain prominence. Today, his unique videos are known for creating buzz and serious engagement on Instagram.

Ogben Adan 

 Baba Adan is a torn in the flesh of his son Adan, but in real life, he is a sweetheart to lovers of comedy. His signature is simply a cutlass, a purple old school Agbada and a yellow cap. The skit maker who is currently a student of theatre Arts from Babcock University is growing to become a superstar with a strong influence on today’s comedy scene.

Slkomedy 

Most of his fans call him witty and spontaneous. Slkomedy is not your regular comedian, this is because of his smart and unique use of words which leave his fans reeling with laughter.

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Top 10 Hit Song Of The Year [ Must Read]

What makes a song a hit? Call and response hooks? Watery lyrics? Thunderous melodies? What then separates the mega hits from the regular ones? This list attempts to answer these two questions. The songs are arranged in ascending order.

Come Closer- Wizkid ft. Drake


The third single from Wizkid’s mixtape, Sounds from the Other Side and second collaboration with Canadian superstar Drake was the first time Wizkid charted on the UK Singles Chart as a lead artiste. Apart from Nigeria where the single was a mega hit, Wizkid also charted in Canada, France, Netherlands and Scotland. Sarz is on the beat of this melodic fusion of afrobeat and Caribbean vibes.

Living Things- 9ice


Nothing sells quite like controversy, and folk/pop singer 9ice took full advantage of some contentious lyrics from his crossover hit from late 2016 to dominate the conversation in the first half of the year, with celebrities and fans alike placing themselves firmly on various sides of the argument. For Living Things, Young John regurgitates a familiar beat and blends melodic elements of Fuji, Pop and Highlife. The result? One sick thrill.

Maradona- Niniola


Niniola came into her own this year and Maradona, a groovy lamentation of a philandering partner set to beats lifted directly from South African house music. If she had been teasing all along, Maradona is Niniola announcing her readiness to play in the big leagues. While Yemi Alade has been hunting for another Johnny, Niniola pulls off something more interesting, using Alade’s tried and true formula, but giving it a side of spice.

Yeba- Kiss Daniel


Kiss Daniel may be a cautionary tale these days, but this last gift to the fans as a full-fledged member of G-Worldwide was also one of his most rewarding efforts. Yeba builds to a slow burn, updating the seventies laid back tempo of Ebenezer Obey for a more restless audience. Yeba’s songwriting does not match up to the stellar production and instrumentation that Killertunes achieves on the record but Daniel’s smoky voice and precise delivery seals the deal every single time.

All Over- Tiwa Savage


The lead single of pop queen Tiwa Savage’s surprise EP, Sugarcane is one of the most accessible pop hits of the year. Ms Savage layers her sultry vocals promising love and seduction atop a ridiculously generous beat provided by Mavins inhouse talent, Baby Fresh. All Over has one purpose only, besides serving as another glittering tone on Savage’s crown. It is an unmistakable call to the dance floor. The lyrics are on the watery side but this is pop music not rocket science.

Iskaba- Wande Coal


For the past five years at least, Wande Coal, has been in perpetual comeback mode, each song and eventual album, bringing him just to the brink of that whitehot territory he occupied during his Mo’Hits heyday. Iskaba is the latest ready-but-not-quite effort to come out of Wande world. Iskaba is gibberish, but it is fascinating gibberish. The song nearly peaks at the very beginning when Wande screams, ‘’Oh my darling!’’ but the following three minutes sustain the excitement promised by those first three words.

Mad Over You- Runtown


Mad Over You was released last year but its influence has loomed largest this year, both as a ready for play single, and as a precursor to countless imitators. Marrying Ghanaian highlife sounds with his afrobeats background, Mad Over You which peaked on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks at number 38 is one of the songs that defined the year in music. It also sparked a mini battle for ownership of the Ghanaian sound between Runtown and Mr Eazi.

Wo!- Olamide


After trying out some adult fare for his 2016 album, The Glory, Olamide, King of the streets and Mayor of the Mainland went back to his hood, Bariga to rediscover his hitmaking ways. The result was pure Olamide. Wo! Is that peerless ability to transform realities of mundane living into sing-along lyrics and an irresistible hook. Masterminded by the reliable Young John the Wicked producer, Wo! Is proof that Olamide is only as good- or as bad- as the fans want him to be.

Penalty- Small Doctor


’If you no get money, hide your face’’ So began Penalty, the banging street anthem serviced to radio and to every club dj and street party by Small Doctor, the latest indigenous rapper to demolish language barriers on his way to mainstream ubiquity. Penalty is rough around the edges and depending on what side of the divide you are own, is representative of everything that is wrong with pop music but having tasted the dividends of dumbing down, it is hard to see Small Doctor going back.

If- Davido/Fall- Davido/Mama- Mayorkun


The strain of starting over was present in some of the artistic success stories of 2017 and Davido was the poster boy. Having freed himself of a not entirely productive contract with Sony, Davido came back home, to the familiar embrace of serial hitmaker, Tekno and the result of this collaboration was a smash that was heard from Lagos to Durban. If with its drum kicks and leisure pacing, birthed follow ups like Fall and Mama from DWM signee, Mayorkun. They are all essentially the same song.


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#NigeriasNewTribe: Davido, Wizkid, Anita Brows, Kenny Blaq, Nancy Isime win at #TFAA2017 | See Full List

The Nigeria Edition of at The Future Awards Africa

(TFAA) 2017 which took place at The Federal Palace Hotel, has just come to an end.


21 young and innovative Nigerians were

honoured for their excellent work in their various
fields of endeavours.

See full list of winners below:

  • Prize for Professional Service

Olamide Bado

  • Prize for Comedy

Otolorin Kehinde ‘Kenny Blaq’ Peter

  • Prize for Art and Culture

Ayobami Adebayo

  • Prize for Education

Samson Abioye, Oluwaseun Imole and Akanbi Gideon

  • Prize for Photography

Yagazie Madu

  • Prize for Journalism

Eromo Egbejule

  • Prize for Advocacy

Ayodeji Osowobi

  • Prize for Acting

Sambasa Nzeribe

  • Prize for Public Service

Dada Olabisi Mary

  • Prize for Technology

Chris Kwekowe

  • Prize for Agriculture

Adetola Adeleke

  • Prize for New Media

Femi Bakare

  • Prize for Beauty

Adetola “Anita Brows” Adetoye

  • Prize for Fashion

Bisola “LadyBiba” Adeniyi

  • Prize for Media Enterprise

Timilehin Bello

  • Prize for Sports

Anthony Joshua

  • Prize for On Air Personality (Visual) Nancy Isime
  • Prize for On Air Personality (Radio)                                            Tisan Jeremiah Bako
  • Prize for Music

David “Davido” Adeleke

  • Prize for Business

Bisola “Trendy Bee” Borha

  • Young Person of the Year

Ayo “Wizkid” Balogun

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5 Nigeria Music Artiste “Olamide” Pushed To Stardom


An adage says to whom much is given, much is normal. From 2010 when he discharged his presentation single “Eni Duro” till this minute, Olamide Baddo has been getting a charge out of undying adoration from the road. Obviously, it is protected to state that the road made him the Baddo that he is today. While trying to offer back to the road, he has helped an entire loads of crude gifts in the city to get truly necessary acknowledgment in the music business. Here is the rundown of artistes Olamide has helped their profession:
1. Lil Kesh

 

He was only a road kid doing freestyles around optional schools in Lagos before he got an experience with Baddo with the assistance of his companion Viktoh. Olamide marked him up to YBNL and now Lil Kesh has developed so sufficiently huge to buoy his own record name “YAGI” after lapse of an effective record manage YBNL.
2. Adekunle Gold
The year 2015 was the year Adekunle Gold began carrying on with the life of a star after Olamide Baddo got him joined to YBNL as the main artist on the mark. Today, the Sade crooner can just express gratitude toward God and Olamide for what he has accomplished so far in the business.
3. Ycee
The Tinny Entertainment act, YCee came into spotlight by dropping a major hit track titled “Jagaban”. In spite of this hit single, YCee was all the while thinking that its difficult to manage his recently discovered road cherish. After four months when he remixed the melody with Baddo.

4. CDQ
He got his enormous break into the music business after a sticking cooperation with Olamide Baddo on the melody “Woss Wobi”. The melody effectively turned into a web sensation due to the nearness of Baddo on it which makes it simple for fans to become hopelessly enamored with the remarkable style of “CDQ Yeeye”.
5. Phyno
Honestly, Olamide assumed an immense part in Phyno’s example of overcoming adversity in the music business. As a capable yoruba indigenous rapper, Olamide effectively utilized his officially settled brand to present Phyno as another capable Igbo indigenous rapper.
Tracks like Ghost Mode, Dope cash and numerous other hit collabos that Phyno had with Olamide at the early phase of his profession made him a Big Star that he is today.

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