News just reached us at GidiNoize that the owner of Globacom, Mike Adenuga would be flying in Beyonce Knowles for his daughter, Bella Adenuga’s wedding.
A few days ago, Media Take Out put up an article(which we put up on GidiNoize too) stating that singer, Beyonce Knowles is pregnant, it was also stated in the article that she will continue to work so this her coming to Nigeria thing for Bella’s wedding is very poss still.
Unfortunately the wedding which is a three day affair is in April so we at GidiNoize will not be able to attend(yh we’ve got connection like that) lol, however we will keep you updated on how the wedding went and put some pictures up soon.
Hmmmm amebos, did I say they came together, why are you getting excited?? lol.Sorry for getting your hopes high but I do not know if they came together but what I do know is that they both attended the birthday party and they both looked very happy in their pictures :).Sadly there were no shots together but here are the pictures from the party anyway.
So basically, Moti Cakes is one of the best rappers of our time and I’m not even playing, I mean how many young people have you heard got featured on tracks by renowned artistes well you just heard of one–>Moti Cakes.Having been surrounded by music since the tender age of 8, you can rightfully say that music is second nature to him.We at GidiNoize were privileged to have an interview with this talented young man, so sit back, relax and enjoy!
GidiNoize Interviews Moti Cakes.
1.WHO IS MOTI CAKES?
Moti Cakes is a devoted student to the art form of spitttin dope rhymes.
Surrounded by music since the tender age of 8, I would like to think of
myself as a sample of everything I love about rap music. I think I
approach the mic like a ballerina or bugs bunny, u kno? Just hopping on
the track and bouncing.
2.CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND(EDUCATIONAL,FAMILY)?
Growing up in lagos, I attended Greensprings school, this is were I
polished my skills lol, that was when I started performing at school
events. After high school I moved to Florida to finish my studies there
hooked up with guitarist Sam Kugz and I got into the undergrown miami
hip hop scene, performing at several parties and shows.
3.WHEN DID YOU REALIZE MUSIC WAS YOUR CALLING?
I can’t really pin point exactly when, but I would say, I always had a
love affair with the funk and excitement of performing and ripping
beats, I always got overwhelmed everytime I heaRd a dope rhyme like”did u
hear what buddy said?”.
4.WHAT GENRE ARE YOU INTO AND WHY?
Oh wow, I am soo hip hop baby,my first obsession was with east coast
hard core rap thanks to influences from biggie, jay and nas, then I
later re fell in love with the old school true school sounds of a tribe
called quest and de la soul.
6.BEING A YOUNG ARTISTE COMES WITH A LOT OF CRITICISM AND DISAPPROVAL
ESPECIALLY FROM PARENTS ,HOW DO YOU COPE WITH THAT?
Actually, I’ve never really had that problem, my parents have always
been aware of my love for music and agenda, and they have been really
supportive of my dreams, and goals.
8.WHAT HAS BEEN THE GREATEST MOMENT OF YOUR MUSICAL CAREER?
Well, I wouldn’t say I’ve had a greatest moment yet, am still fresh out
the oven, but in December of 09′ I was in Port Harcourt in a studio
working on a song and to cut the long story short, Timaya heard me spit
on a track and he featured me on one his songs for his Dem Mama Soljas
album that same day, we then exchanged contacts and we met up in Lagos
4 days later to work on another song for his album, so yeah that was
9.OUTSIDE THE MUSIC SCENE WHO IS MOTI CAKES?
Outside music, am really all about SB chillin, rollin up and vibin, Am
all about my manchester united, am all about fly kicks(I love shoes), am
still all about good music all day. I don’t like flying, so going back
to gidi in christmas is always a scary movie, but I am still one of the
flyest indeed lol
10.ARE YOU SINGLE?LOL
I never had a twin lol
11.APART FROM MUSIC DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST?
Music has always been my main thing, but on the side I like to collect
sneakers, I admire the story each one tells lol. I used to play
football, now just on xbox, but I support my old trafford man u boys to
12.DO YOU INTEND ON GOING INTO MUSIC FULL TIME?
Yes I intend to make my mark in the industry.
13.WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?
In 10 years I would hope to have maybe 3 classic albums under my belt
and get on my diddy and russel hustle and start plotting a take over of
the naija music industry lol.
14.THERE ARE A COUPLE OF YOUNG ARTISTES IN THE NIGERIAN MUSIC
INDUSTRY,WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT?
Good question, out of everybody that’s out right now, I feel am one of
the few who actually acknowledge that they are students of the genre, u
feel me? I feel like my style and swag represents a lot of the good old
vibe hip hop once had, people tell me one of my greater advantages is
that I am really versatile and my delivery is very unique, but I just
thing ikno how to rock a beat well, its the simple things that count.
15. GROWING UP,WHO WERE YOUR MUSICAL INFLUENCES?
R.I.P, B.I.G, I loved the big poppa flow it was so ahead of his time, I
listen to a lot of 90′s hip hop, I try to get inspiration right from the
source so as to not be too influenced with the music of more present
times if u dig what I am saying?
Am all about my Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Biggie, Early Nas n Jay,
Method Man and Lauren Hill.
16. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY IS LACKING AND CAN
FILL THE VOID?
In defense of the Naija music industry, in the last couple of years it
has come a long way from what it used to be, so mad props to all the big
names in the industry right now that made that happen, with that said,
the rap industry is still looking for that act who’s gonna take the
music to the next level, a lot of artist out now are kind of corny,
because they tend to try and copy other peoples styles rather than
present something original.
18. WHATS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR SONGS?
I tend to let the instrumental influence the direction I take on a
track, am not a gangsta rapper, I tend to focus on wordplay, metaphors
and floetry, I still drop knowledge too lol.
19. IS THERE AN ALBUM OR MIXTAPE IN THE WORKS AND WHEN CAN WE EXPECT IT
Yes, Yes definitely, the “PepeSprayActivites” EP is in effect, coming
out March 2010, its an online release, it will be availiable for
download, about 8 tracks deep, every track sounds like a hit to me lol.
The idea was just to introduce my self to the people as something else,
am trying to feel the void and be that other vibe we need, D’banj is
hot, M.I is hot, but giv it a listen its somthing else, I dey tell u.
20. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER UPCOMING ARTISTES?
Bros, don’t be afraid to be different, if not ur always gonna be under
someone elses shadow, swagga jacking is not coool.
21.ANY LAST WORDS FOR YOUR FANS?
You are very much appreciated, and I love you too, and for more info
about the Something Else EP, holla at me on facebook/twitter: Moti Cakes
So today we’ll be talking about relationships and Im not talking Boyfriend/Girlfriend type relationship, I’m talking the real deal–>MARRIAGE!
Through out my life, I can say I’ve attended well over 10 weddings and as each year has gone by, the quality of these weddings have increased.I do not know about guys but for we girls, we start fantasizing about our wedding days pretty early from the Wedding gown to the Brides Maids dresses and all that
I mentioned earlier that as each year goes by, the quality of weddings I attend keep increasing but theres one more thing thats been increasing too and it really scares me—> DIVORCE!!!!!!!!
Ive been thinking a lot about why this is so and a couple of things came to mind.I have witnessed the preparation of about 3 weddings, each of which started at least a year before the actual wedding; from picking out aso ebi to sending out invites to getting venues and all, I must say its pretty interesting planning weddings,I just might be a wedding planner you know, lol.Weddings in Nigeria have well over 2 parties,we’ve got The Introduction, The Engagement , Engagement Reception, Bachelors Eve, Hens Night, White wedding ,Wedding Reception then Thanksgiving and if you want to put the icing on the cake Thanksgiving Party :).In my parentngagems time it was probably just 2 events; Eent and Wedding, finish! I do not know how and when all these little other events came in ( Thanksgiving party et al) but some how they did.
What exactly is a wedding?A wedding is basically an ushering into marriage, like the entrance of marriage but a lot of people fail to realize this simple fact.People spend years preparing for their wedding day and miss out the most important thing–>their MARRIAGE and I feel this is the reason why the rate of divorce has increased over the past few years.
The wedding day people spend years preparing for is really just a group of critics sitting down to eat your food and comment.These people wont go home with you & these people wont be there when there are problems so why spend years preparing to entertain them rather than preparing for your actual marriage?I personally feel MARRIAGE is a very big deal and people fail to realise that, at weddings I get really emotional, at times I’m close to tears, not because the wedding is beautiful or the food/ decoration is nice but because these two souls are making such a big/bold step.Marriage is for better for worse and thats scary to me. Our generation need to realise this ‘for better for worse’ thing, its not something you wake up one morning and say oh I’m tired and I want a divorce—> NOOO ,divorce should never be an option.
So please please and please if you are getting married just because you want to experience a wedding day, make your next birthday theme wedding or something and to all you soon to be wives/husbands spend time learning how to be a good wife/husband, a good mother/father and not how you’ll impress the invitees at your wedding because really and truly they’ll all leave and it would just be you and your spouse left.
Dont get it twisted people, I LOVE WEDDINGS but I understand that I have to be prepared for both the entrance and what I’m entering(Marriage) and you should too
I really cant wait to see WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO by TYLER PERRY, been searching for it online,if you have a link kindly leave it as a comment
So I personally think they look alike in a way, I tweeted about it and the responses I got ranged from ‘U need a brain surgery’ to ‘OMG’ .So I’ve decided to throw this question out, is it just me or does Sound Sultan look like Johnny Depp??? I’ll love to hear your thougts!
So basically news just reached us at GidiNoize that Cheryl Cole has been voted the most inspirational woman of the decade.When I heard the news, 2 questions came to my head HOW & WHY??? Like seriously???Loads of people do not know about Cheryl Cole’s past, we at GidiNoize do not mean to hate but, a decade is 10 years right?? well within these 10 years Cheryl Cole battered a toilet attendant who goes by the name, Sophie Amogbokpa & didnt even apologise.Is that in anyway inspiring??When I say battered, I mean BATTERED, I was shocked when I saw the picture of the victim(Sophie Amogbokpa), big things really do come in small packages, I mean the damage Cheryl did on that woman’s face was HUGE, I guess Cheryl’s got a bit of Chris Brown in her init?!
Sophia Amogbokpa & Cheyl Cole
Anyways so yes we at GidiNoize thought we’ll share our thoughts with you and hear your thoughts too.
Heres an extract from a Guardian UK which has details of what really happened in full.
P.S This happened in 2003(within the decade)
Though it is barely a fortnight since the Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy was convicted of assaulting a nightclub attendant, she is rehabilitating her career in the grandiose fashion of our times. This week, as cameras turned, flashlights popped and the public relations operation swung into overdrive, the 20-year-old reflected on her drunken behaviour in January when she punched Sophie Amogbokpa in the toilets of the Drink nightclub in Guildford, Surrey.During chastened interviews with GMTV, BBC Radio Five Live and the Sun, Tweedy – who received a £3,000 fine and 120 hours’ community service – apologised to her fans, her family and the other members of Girls Aloud, a pop band created through a reality TV show.
She said sorry, it seems, to everyone except Mrs Amogbokpa – who has yet to receive an apology for an assault which put her in hospital with what doctors described as “significant damage” to her eye, leaving her unable to work for six weeks.
That omission may cost the singer from Newcastle dear. In her only media interview since the trial, Mrs Amogbokpa yesterday told the Guardian she had launched a civil action, seeking an apology and substantial damages.
She is being represented by Imran Khan, the solicitor who acted for the parents of Stephen Lawrence. Mr Khan said his client was acting reluctantly. “The only choice she has is to take this matter to the civil court so Ms Tweedy will finally acknowledge what she has done and the extent to which she has affected Mrs Amogbokpa’s life.”
A legal letter outlining her claim was sent to the singer’s lawyers last night. Mrs Amogbokpa said she had decided to air her side of the story. “I want the world to see [Tweedy] the way she really is. She is attempting to carry on with her life and ignore what I went through. When I heard what she told the media, it was as if I was being assaulted all over again.”
During the trial at Kingston crown court, Tweedy was cleared of a charge of racially aggravated assault. She has since taken comfort in this verdict. But the new case will challenge that finding, as Mrs Amogbokpa will seek aggravated damages in the civil courts on the basis that the assault was racially motivated. Though the criminal trial jury rejected that claim, in the civil courts cases can be won “on the balance of probabilities” rather than “beyond legal doubt”, the criminal standard.
The criminal court was asked to decide whether Tweedy had referred to her victim as “a fucking black bitch”. Although the jury preferred the evidence of witnesses who said she had not, there were others who claimed that she had.
Mrs Amogbokpa said that, after the criminal trial, she had resolved to carry on with her life. She had obtained a law degree and her priority was to get a job with a solicitor’s firm. But when she saw Tweedy’s publicity blitz, she decided to act. “If she had just apologised, it would have been the end of the story,” she said.
“The judge said she had not shown any remorse, but she could have done it now. I wanted her to apologise to me as a person. The fact that she hasn’t just goes to show how much she feels I am just rubbish. She was able to apologise to her fans and her family and other people but not to me, the victim, who she caused so much stress and pain.”
She said that on the night of the attack she had given Tweedy an opportunity to apologise and that, if she had done so, the police might never have been involved.
Details of the assault were hotly contested in court. What was agreed was that Tweedy and fellow band member Nicola Roberts had gone to the toilets at the Drink. They disappeared into the same cubicle and Nicola emerged first. She asked to use some of the cosmetics on display and told Mrs Amogbokpa, who was working as a toilet attendant to pay her way through law college, that her friend would supply the required tip.
A disagreement about what happened when Tweedy emerged formed the crux of the case. Mrs Amogbokpa said the singer began grabbing the sweets she had on display. In her interview with the Guardian, she claimed: “I had been sitting on a stool. I got up, went over and told her, ‘You don’t take things like that’. The next thing was that she said: ‘My father owns this place you fucking black bitch. I can do whatever I want to do. I will deal with you’.”
Mrs Amogbokpa said the singer was clearly drunk. “I expected her to give me a tip. She became aggressive and violent towards me.”
A security guard was called and Mrs Amogbokpa said that as he sought to restrain Tweedy, she lunged forward with a heavy punch. “She came right through and punched me in the left eye. My vision blurred and the eye closed immediately.”
Tweedy told the court she had been accosted as she searched for money to pay for the sweets. She admitted hitting Mrs Amogbokpa, but said: “She hit me first”. Tweedy vehemently denied making any racist statement. Afterwards she said she was “thankful the jury accepted that this incident has nothing to do with race”.
Tweedy’s defence pointed out that Mrs Amogbokpa did not mention race in her first police interview. She said this was because the interview had taken place half an hour after the attack, when she was in hospital and not thinking clearly.
The time after the attack was also stressful for Mrs Amogbokpa. “I was trying to write my final papers but I couldn’t sit at the computer or read to do my research. I was in a lot of pain. I couldn’t do anything for myself. The people around me suffered.”
The ordeal has dragged on. Mrs Amogbokpa, 39, and her husband Julius have only recently returned to their home in south London because they have been besieged by journalists. Until now, they have chosen to remain silent, rebuffing offers of up to £10,000 from tabloid newspapers and invitations from broadcasters.
Mrs Amogbokpa, quietly spoken and a devout Christian, said she was acutely embarrassed by the publicity. “People look at me in the street and I can see them wondering, ‘Is it her?’ I deliberately cut my hair to look different. There have been calls from back home in Nigeria. I have had a lot of support from people I know and some I don’t. Some of the girls who go to the Drink have sent me cards and photos and money. One sent me a card with a psalm ‘When I am afraid I put my trust in God’. I was very moved.”
On Tuesday, Tweedy said she accepted her conviction and had already completed six hours of community service. She was keen to “put it all behind me and carry on”.
Mrs Amogbokpa says she would like to do the same, but feels she can’t. “I don’t hate her as a person. But I hate her behaviour and I find it very sad that she has not learned from her mistakes.”
As I write now, there are over a thousand Nigerian youths gathered at the National Assembly saying ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.The main goal of this rally is to let the leaders know that Enough Is Enough and that
-WE ARE TIRED OF INNOCENT PEOPLE BEING KILLED IN THE NAME OF RELIGION
-WE ARE TIRED OF DEGREES THAT SHOULD TAKE 3 YEARS TAKING OVER 5 YEARS
-WE ARE TIRED OF HAVING NO ELECTRISTY
-WE ARE TIRED OF THE LARGE GAP BETWEEN THE RICH AND POOR
-WE ARE TIRED OF NOT HAVING A PRESIDENT
-WE ARE TIRED OF HAVING TO LIVE IN FEAR
-WE ARE TIRED OF LIVING IN A LAWLESS COUNTRY
-WE ARE TIRED OF LIVING IN DARKNESS
-WE ARE TIRED OF SEEING CHILDREN ON THE STREETS BEGGING FOR FOOD TO EAT
-WE ARE TIRED OF GOVERNMENT EMBEZZLING MONEY THAT SHOULD BE SPENT ON MAKING THE COUNTRY BETTER.
-WE ARE TIRED OF ALL THE NEGATIVES IN NIGERIA.
and we(the youths) refuse to take all this things anymore so we say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
The Rally which started hours ago is being led by various Nigerian youths like Omotola Jalade,Amara Nwakpa,Dele Momodu,Charlie boyTolu Ogunlesi,Gbenga Sesan and a host of other loyal Nigerians.Like I said the rally started hours ago but the youths were just allowed into the National Assembly a few miunutes ago.None of our leaders including Dimeji Bankole who is a youth himself has come out to listen to what we have to say.The Nigerian youths shall continue shouting,dancing ,talking and rallying until the leaders get off their high horse and listen to what we have to say.
With the help of other Nigerian youths all over the world, #EnoughIsEnough is now a trending topic WORLDWIDE on twitter.We will not stop until change comes.
News just reached us that MTV base will be celebrating their 5th Year Anniversary this Friday (12-03-2010) at Tribeca.The event promises to be one of a kind with artistes like Naeto C, M.I, Banky W,Eldee and many more in attendance.Its an event not to be missed.GidiNoize reps will be at the event so be sure to watch this space for pictures, news and many more from the event.
MTV Networks Africa and LG Mobile are joining forces to celebrate the fifth birthday of music channel MTV base (DStv Channel 322, AIT and STV) at a celebrity-studded party in Lagos on Friday 12 March.
The MTV “5 On It” bash, sponsored by LG Mobile, will be held at Tribeca, Victoria Island, Lagos, marking the milestone fifth birthday of music channel MTV base with performances from some of the hottest and most influential Nigerian music treasures of the past five years. The party will also celebrate the launch of the LG Mobile New Chocolate series – BL40 and BL20.
Headlining the glittering party will be MTV Africa Music Award winner Naeto C, double Hip Hop World Award winner Omawumi, R&B maestro Banky W, hip-hop pioneer eLDee and M.I., who took home two MAMA awards from Kenya in October 2009. Rounding out the evening and working the crowd into a frenzy with some high octane deck action will be the uncontested king of the decks, DJ Jimmy Jatt, alongside the UK’s DJ Fidgit, tour DJ to Missy Eliott. Also during the party, guests will have the opportunity to experience the LG Mobile New Chocolate Phones.
Among the cool customers expected to dazzle on the red carpet at the party will be Nigeria’s contemporary music glitterati, Nollywood stars, socialites and the business elite. Presiding over the fun will be bubbly MTV VJ Cynthia “C-VON” Okpala, while guests will toast MTV and LG Mobile in champagne courtesy of Christian Audigier.
To win VIP tickets to attend MTV’s fabulous fifth birthday bash, SMS the word “Chocolate” and your name to shortcode 32053, or log onto the MTV base Nigeria fanpage on Facebook at MTV base Nigeria Facebook Fanpage. SMS messages cost N30. Terms & Conditions apply. Log onto http://www.mtvbase.com for more details. Likewise, the first 100 people to purchase either a BL40 or BL20 phone will get a free ticket to the party.
Believe it or not,the 2006 movie which had every young person singing and dancing is coming to Nigeria and they are not just coming,they are in search of Nigeria’s version of Gabriella & Troy.When I first heard the news,I was in shock & I thought it was a joke but now its official.The show’s debut is scheduled to hold between March and May 2010 during which there will be Auditions(in Lagos & Abuja), callbacks, final selections, Rehearsals & training all the way to the show premier which is scheduled for May 27.
This is great news for all the little kiddos,well not neccessarily kids though as auditions are open to ages 15-25.Forgive me for not stating this earlier but the coming of this show to Nigeria is made possible by no other but the CEO of KidzTrust,Sheila Okonji Ashinze.In doubt as to if Nigeria can do something thats up to par with that done by Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens? Watch this cheorograhy which was done by Kaffy who is the Cheorograher for the show.
Here are some facts about the show
FACTS ABOUT THE NIGERIAN HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
High school Musical Nigeria on stage is an adaptation of the 2006 movie that has become the most successful Disney Channel movie
High school musical Nigeria is Disney’s latest and most recent teen property with exclusive license granted to KIDZ trust spearheaded by entertainment entrepreneur Sheila Okonji Ashinze.
The high octane music and dance contest is looking out to produce Nigeria’s Gabriellaand Troy.
Auditions will be staged in Lagos and Abuja and is open to anyone between the ages of 15-25 and successful contestants will be chosen by a team of celebrity judges.
The cast of high school musical Nigeria includes industry professionals in the art of singing, dancing and acting.
The original High school musical is a contemporary musical comedy about Troy and Gabriella.
The show will be sponsored by First Bank of Nigeria PLC.
The lucky contestants that are crowned Nigeria Troy and Gabriella would have a chance to further their career in the UK.
The shortlisted contestants will enter the training booth camp where they will undergo further training and elimination until the HSM cast is complete.
The High School Musical booth camp will be televised and broadcasted across Nigeria.
The team at High School Musical on stage includes Kaffy, Stella Damasus, Tarilla Thompson and Emmanuel Ayalogu.
Authors and critics have described High School Musical as a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
High School Musical was originally filmed at East High School located in Salt Lake City Utah
High School Musical when released in May 2006 recorded a total sales of 1.2 million copies
Till date, High School Musical is in three parts.
Throughout the project in Nigeria, there would be a number of giveaways and prizes for all participants
The High School Musical soundtrack was number one on billboard 200 twice.
Peculiar to High School Musical are terms like Auditions and Call backs.
It is speculated that since its release in 2006 till date, High School Musical has been seen by 225 million viewers.
Kidz Trust is Nigeria’s licensee for High School Musical on stage.
I know what ur thinking,I thought so too—->The kini big deal crooner just keeps bagging all sorts of educational certificates ayy? Well nah thats not the case!
Naeto C has been chosen as the headline performer at the 2010 Annual ‘Harvard Business School Africa Conference concert and fashion show‘. He will also be a speaker on the entertainment panel at the Main Conference which is themed “A Continent Comes of Age: Defining A New Era of African Business“.
Naeto C will be attending these occasions alongside various Gidi Greats and i’m talking about the likes of Nuhu Ribadu, Toyin Subair, Udoma Udoma, Nduka Obaigbena, Nasir El-Rufai and many more.For moral support Naeto C will have the Duro crooner, YQ and his official Dj; Deejay Neptunes with him.
This is a great achievement for Naeto C,though some of you may be wondering ‘KINI BIG DEAL‘ well its a big deal actually and this is what Storm Records had to say about it–>“Storm is happy to partner with Harvard Business School Africa Conference organisers to deliver some world class talent from Nigeria to that larger audience”
Who says whiz kids dont enjoy good music too–>I do..lol Haha