NIGERIAN HOUSEMATE,KEVIN WINS BIG BROTHER AFRICA REVOLUTION-”I FEEL LIKE OBAMA RIGHT NOW”-KEVIN

For the first time in the history of Big Brother Africa,a Nigerian emerged winner,Kevin who represented Nigeria alongside 2 other girls won the Big Brother Africa Revolution today and walked away with 200,000 US dollars.We at GidiNoize are really happy for him and we say CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

TUNDE & WUNMI OBE(T.W.O) PRESENT OFFICIAL ‘FINE BARA’ VIDEO.

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I must say this is a very funny video,it was directed by Clarence Peters–>ENJOY!

GLOBALNOIZE-DAY 26 LEAVE DIDDY’S LABEL(BAD BOY RECORDS).

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News just reached us at GlobalNoize(A subsidiary of GidiNoize) that  DAY26 who were handpicked by P. Diddy at the end of MTV’s “Making the Band 4″ are no longer at his label, Bad Boy Records.

The group are now signed to Atlantic records, the news was confirmed by one of the members of Day 26,Willie Taylor who said “Bad Boy is always our family, but we’re with Atlantic right now,”

Furthermore, Taylor explained about their determination to prove that they are more than just TV stars. “I think a lot of people lost it with the entertainment of the show. So now, we really want to show people what we’re all about, that we do our thing whether its on stage, in the studio, writing and producing — we do it all,” he said.

DAY26 have released two studio albums under Bad Boy Records and now they are working on their Atlantic debut. “We’re very excited about it. We know exactly what the fans are expecting from us on this third album. We’re going to take the gloves off, really go for it. A lot of people thought DAY26 weren’t going to be here but we’re still standing,” they shared.

CNN:::HOSPITALISED NIGERIAN PRESIDENT(UMARU YARADUA) NOT STEPPING DOWN.

 

We at GidiNoize just saw this and thought we’ll share it with you,according to CNN,President Umaru Yaradua will not be stepping down despite his recently discovered heart condition and his Kidney problem.

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) — Nigeria’s president will not resign despite currently undergoing treatment in Saudi Arabia for a heart condition, his office said Friday.

President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and the vice president will continue in their respective roles and the latter will not assume presidential duties, a spokesman said.

Yar’Adua has acute pericarditis — an inflammation of tissue around the heart — and is responding well to treatment, said Salisu Banye, the president’s doctor.

The illness was diagnosed last week after the president complained of chest pain following prayers at a mosque in the capital, Abuja.

Yar’Adua was taken to the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he had his last checkup in August, his doctor said.

Source-CNN click here to read original post

EXCLUSIVE:GIDINOIZE INTERVIEWS MAYE HUNTA-THE MAN BEHIND THE SONG ‘EKAETTE’.

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For those of you who do not know,Maye Hunta is the artiste who sang that new song EKAETTE that everyone’s been shouting about,well in this interview Maye revealed to us at GidiNoize who really gave EKAETTE belle…lol…It was a privilege having an interview with the man himself, just before reading we felt we should share the lovely EKAETTE video with you.

Enjoy.

1.HOW DID YOU REALISE MUSIC WAS YOUR CALLING?
Music has always being a part of my life since when I was a kid but that overwhelming sense of taking it seriously hit me in 1998. I just found myself writing poems and with it came a desire to add on melodies. I knew I was a creative person with talents but wasn’t sure what part of my talents to explore at first. The more I tried to discover myself, the deeper I got into the relationship with my new found love. As time went by, it became clearer to me that my calling in life is to be an all round entertainer.

2.WHAT GENRE ARE YOU INTO AND WHY?
This is one question that I hate to answer cos It’s difficult for me to say what particular genre of music I do. I like to say, with time hopefully I’ll be able to tell. Presently my sound is a fusion of different genres that come to me easily such as RnB, Hip Hop, Reggae, Highlife and much more. Perhaps in the nearest future it might form into a  brand new sound

3.WHATS THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME MAYE HUNTA?
Maye Hunta comes from my real names Olumayowa Adekunle Odejimi. Maye is from Mayowa and it’s a nick name given to me by friends whilst I was studying in Osu(now Olabisi Onabanjo University). I thought it was quite different and African sounding with the accent so I decided to stick to it. Hunta is from my surname Odejimi, means the crowned Hunter so I decided to keep the Hunter but spelt differently with the A, hence Hunta.


4.WE AT GIDINOIZE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE BASED IN S.A,IS THERE A REASON FOR THIS?
I moved to South Africa in 2002 to study and pursue my dreams of becoming a successful recording artiste. I decided to stay back after I finished my studies at the University of Pretoria. I have  recently moved back to Nigeria to make my presence felt in the music industry.

5.YOUR NEW SONG, EKAETTE IS MAKING WAVES IN NIGERIA AND BEYOND,WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE SONG?
The idea of the song Ekaette was born out of a desire to do something different, that my people in Nigeria and the rest of Africa can relate to. You hear such stories from time to time where I come from so I decided to make a song out of a real life scenario. Everything that I sing about is reality driven.

6.TELL US A BIT ABOUT THE EKAETE VIDEO,WHERE WAS THE VIDEO SHOT,WHO WAS THE PRODUCER….ETC?
The video of Ekaette was shot in South Africa and it was produced by Alisha Ludick for Lulu’s love Production Company. It was a 22hour shoot and the location was a residence in a Johannesburg Surburb.

7.THE VIDEO WAS ON POINT AND WE AT GIDINOIZE ARE SURE IT COST A HANDFUL, CAN YOU TELL US LIKE HOW MUCH IT COST?
Oh Yeah it cost us a lot of money to shoot, you know what the yorubas say ”Obe to dun Owo lopa.”Stew wey sweet na money kill am”lol Lets just say it was a big budget video and I thank God for making it worth all the investment.


8.WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE NAME ‘EKAETTE’? LOL
The name Ekaette was chosen cos it’s a general belief that women from Calabar are very good cooks and are said to cater to their spouses very well, you know what they say “The way to a mans heart is through his stomach“. If you listen very carefully to the song you’ll notice that we laid more emphasis on the fact that Ekaette is a good cook. The name Ekaette is a popular name from that region and it just worked better for the song in terms of the storyline and melody. It could have been Nneka, Rotimi or even Aisha, it really doesn’t matter. I’d like to make it very clear that the choice of the name Ekaette was not meant to derogate or discriminate in any way. Basically, i hope we communicated the main message of the song and not pay too much attention on Ekaette. The question everyone should be asking is’should i leave my spouse in the care of a cook, help or steward’?

9.HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN THAT SITUATION BEFORE?LOL
loooool,what do you think???? Na it’s all based on my imagination and stories that I’ve heard but it is a true story though, it’s happened in the past and it’s still happening as we speak.

10.WE UNDERSTAND THAT BEFORE EKAETTE YOU HAD RELEASED A COUPLE OF OTHER SONGS,CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT THEM?
This is my 2nd album. My 1st album was called “The Introduction” and we released 3 videos from that album. The video of the 2nd single ”I-V” from the album was nominated in 3 categories including the video of the year at the 2007 Channel O Music video Awards. The full album never made it into the market though cos we encountered some problems along the way.



11.WHAT HAS BEEN THE GREATEST MOMENT OF YOUR MUSICAL CAREER SO FAR?

Every time I get a fan out there appreciating my music its always a great moment for me and also when I got the letter that my music video had being nominated 3 times at the Channel O music video awards. It made me feel good with myself that I was appreciated on that level.

12.OUTSIDE THE MUSIC SCENE WHO IS MAYE HUNTA?
Maye Hunta is also an actor and an aspiring Record Executive

13.ARE YOU SINGLE?LOL
lol. Yeah but in a relationship and I’m happy

14.WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A WOMAN?

That’s for me to know and for her to find out

15.APART FROM MUSIC DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST?
Like I said I’m an all round entertainer and beyond that I’m also very business oriented. In the past I’ve sold ties, jewelry, dogs etc. That tells you that I can get my hustle on. I am very interested in the business side of the entertainment industry but that side of me will unfold when I’ve built the Maye Hunta brand to a desired level.


16.WHATS NEXT FOR MAYE HUNTA?
Album release then tours around Nigeria, Africa and beyond

17.IS THERE AN ALBUM IN THE WORKS?
Yeaaaaah, the album is ready.the title is “Mayefestation” The bulk of the album was produced by my friend and partner in crime Shizzi, it features other wonderful artistes like Sound Sultan, I.D Cabassa, Igho, Vector and many more

18.THERE ARE A BUNCH OF NIGERIAN ARTISTES,WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT?
My story telling ability, style and my quest for originality. This makes me willing to experiment and thereby standing out from the pack

19.WHAT DO YOU THINK THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY IS LACKING AND CAN FILL THE VOID?
The industry presently lacks a proper structure that can allow for proper distribution and record keeping in terms of sales. Thank God that things are looking good now and the stake holders have started working on bringing about change by fighting piracy. Rome wasn’t built in a day, Slowly but surely we’ll get there.

20.WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER UPCOMING ARTISTES?
Dedicate time to perfecting your art and be original, do music for the right reasons, understand your strengths and use it to the fullest such that it can make up for your weaknesses and follow your heart, most importantly pray hard to God almighty the giver of the talent.


21.ANY LAST WORDS FOR YOUR FANS?
I want to say a big Thank you to all the Fans for being there through thick and thin. There wouldn’t be a Maye Hunta without you guys. Also a big shout out to all the Djs, radio stations, Tv Stations and media Houses, thanks for the steady support. One love!

JENNIFER HUDSON TO PLAY MANDELA’S EX-WIFE, WINNIE MANDELA IN NEW MOVIE.

Variety today revealed that Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will be playing ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela in a new movie set to begin filming in South Africa next year.

According to Variety, ‘Hudson will play Winnie Mandela in a film that begins production May 30 in the South African locations of Johannesburg, Capt Town, Transkei and Robben Island, where the future president spent 18 of his 27 years in prison.

“Winnie” will be directed by Darrell J. Roodt, the veteran South African filmmaker whose 2006 film “Yesterday” was Africa’s Best Foreign Film nominee, and who also directed “Cry, The Beloved Country,” and “Sarafina!”

Andre Pieterse, Roodt and Paul L. Johnson wrote a script based on the Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob biography “Winnie Mandela:A Life.” Picture is being made with South African and Canadian money, with Pieterse producing with Michael Mosca of Canada’s Equinoxe Films.

While Nelson Mandela — who’ll be played by Morgan Freeman in the Clint Eastwood-directed “Invictus” — is a universally sympathetic figure for his struggle against apartheid, his former wife is a far more complicated figure. She has been depicted as the mother and wife who was a steadfast supporter of her activist husband and who was jailed herself for campaigning for his release and fighting against apartheid. Her image was subsequently tarnished by association with a bodyguard who murdered a 14-year old alleged informer, and she was later convicted of fraud.

The filmmakers will tell the whole story, good and bad.

“I was compelled and moved when I read the script,” Hudson said. “Winnie Mandela is a complex and extraordinary woman and I’m honored to be the actress asked to portray her. This is a powerful part of history that should be told.”

Hudson, who is expected to sing the film’s theme song, won the Oscar for her screen debut in “Dreamgirls’ and followed with “The Secret Life of Bees” and “Sex in the City.”

Actually looking forward to this movie because Winnie Mandela’s story is a very compelling one.

Story Source: Variety

T.N.T PRESENT OFFICIAL ‘WANT YOUR BODY’ VIDEO.

tnt12The first time I heard this song,I totally liked it and then the video came out,I saw it and totally fell in love.The song is by a group called TNT, they are new to the music industry and their definately people to look out for.

The group consists of 2 members; Tayo Kalejaiye and Tayo Fawehinmi hence the name TNT(Really creative off them eh?).I must say they are really good at what they do and heres the video for WANT YOUR BODY.

Enjoy

:-)

A NIGERIAN STRIPPER GIVES ACCOUNT OF HOW SHE OPERATES-“WE ARE NOT PROSTITUTES.WE ONLY ENTERTAIN OUR CLIENTS AND CUSTOMERS”.

Last week, men of the Task Force raided strip/nude clubs in Lagos, arresting managers, patrons and the dancers. 

Encomium Weekly writer, Sunday Adebayo, tracked down one of the strippers and had an interview with her.
An eye-opener. Read it below

What are the requirements for recruiting dancers?

Stripper “The major requirements are: you must be at least 18 years old. You must have a very good shape and have to be able to carry yourself well. Your breasts must be intact. They won’t employ you when you have sagged breasts and you must be clean up to your private area. And you must be a good dancer.”

Do they employ you full time or you do freelance?
“At Ocean Blue where I work, we are employed, but we are not on salaries. You have to be very good and have to canvass for people very well, so that you will get enough money for yourself.”

How then do you girls get your money?
“Normally we do lap dance, and three tracks of music will make a session of a lap dance. It’s N1, 000 per session. If you are very sexy and have men who like you, you may be very lucky to get up to 20 people to lap dance for in just one day. The lap dance in the VIP section is more expensive. You pay N3, 000. At timew when we want to do it, we still charge some people more, and some below the price.”

What makes the VIP section different from the regular?
“In the VIP, it’s a private closet where we can do anything. So once the customer has paid, you can do anything for him. You can help masturbate him or even insert his manhood into your mouth to make him happy. But you can’t have sex in the club.”

What if the customer wants sex and is willing to pay for it?

“We don’t do it at the club. But if anyone among the girls likes the person or can do it, you may go with him to a hotel to do whatever he wants to do.”

How much do you charge them for that?
“It depends. At times we charge up to N10, 000 for the fun, depending on how the person approaches us.”

Then can we call this a more professional prostitution?
“We are not prostitutes. We only entertain our clients and customers”

Like how many people come into the club on a daily basis?
“Most times, the space doesn’t even take people, especially at weekends. From Thursday night through Sunday night. But on average, not less than 200-250 people daily.”

Is any of your family aware of the kind of business you do?

“They don’t need to know, because I give them what they want at the right time. So, no problems.”

Now that the State Govt has closed down the clubs, how do you girls hope to survive?
“Life goes on. We will get something doing. And besides they will soon re-open the clubs. This is not the first time they are closing us down. We shall wait for what happens next”

All the girls have since been granted bail.
Please feel free to share your opinion on this…

NEW SONG-ICE PRINCE FEATURING ‘THE MANAGER’-I GOT YOUR BACK.

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I heard this song a couple of days ago and I totally fell in love with the hook—>’No be say na play play….’.For those who dont know Ice Prince is a new artiste in Gidi and he’s a part of Chocolate City.Recently he won the Hennesy Artistry competition and I can see why he did!!!

And yh I forgot to mention—>This song features his Manager(Godwin Tom) who’s also M.I and Jesse Jagz manager. :-D

ICE PRINCE FEAT ‘THE MANAGER’-I GOT YOUR BACK(THE HIGH SCHOOL SONG)

Download: ice-prince---got-ur-back.html

G.Y.E PRESENTS LANRE ‘JAZZ’ ALUKO-OLOKUN- ”I DISCOVERED MUSIC WAS MY CALLING AT THE TENDER AGE OF 8”

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Lanre Aluko is an upcoming artiste who has performed around East Midlands with his group Tuxedo Swing.Having realised music was his calling at the tender age of 8,he wrote his first song called BUTTERFLY, ever since then he has written numerous other songs.He is not only a singer and song writter but also a fashion designer.This young University of Loughborough Undergraduate says Heaven is His stepping stone.We at GidiNoize were oppurtuned to have an Interview with the one and only Fashionista, songwritter and singer,Lanre Jazz Aluko.

GidiNoize Interviews Lanre ‘Jazz’ Aluko

1.WE AT GIDINOIZE COULDNT HELP BUT NOTICE UR NAME(JAZZ) .HOW DID IT COME ABOUT?
You should have noticed by now I have a very Raspy singing voice, I am greatly influenced and love to perform Jazz standards so I decided why not call myself Jazz while am on stage , lol you can also say the name just came up lol

2WHO IS JAZZ?
Jazz is one of the triplets Lanré, Jazz and Lorenzo Duffle’Bag , am Jazz when am on stage or doing anything that has 2 do with music Lorenzo Duffle’Bag when am designing do check out http://www.ldbdesigns.blospot.com to have a flavour and Lanré every other day, Jazz I would the Crazy 1 tho :D

3.CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND(EDUCATIONAL,FAMILY)?
Well I come from a family of 8 Dad , Mum and 5 other siblings, I attended primary school in Nigeria , Spain , Belguim and America ( we traveld a lot because my Dad was an ambassador at that point in time) I did my secondary school in Dowen College Lagos, College in UK and currently at uni in Loughborough!

4.WHEN DID YOU REALIZE MUSIC WAS YOUR CALLING?
I realized Music was my calling at the tender age of 8 , i remember my first written song called Butterfly , I must say it was cute and was inspired by the Jacksons very own Janet lol

5.WHAT GENRE ARE YOU INTO AND WHY?
I am into R&B, Gospel and Jazz , R&B because its my avenue to make my emotions into a song through rythm and blues, Gospel because You just gotta show love to God and jazz well because am called Jazz haha

6.HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR STUDIES & MUSICAL CAREER TOGETHER?
Its God that strengthens me, it aint easy doing it all at once but its been going great and would be so till I Graduate, I believe its all just knowing what to do and when , infact after this interview am off 2 study then record lol

7.BEING A YOUNG ARTISTE COMES WITH A LOT OF CRITICISM AND DISAPPROVAL ESPECIALLY FROM PARENTS ,HOW DO YOU COPE WITH THAT?
Well My parents support me 100% as long as I bring the prize home, as for other critics I like constructive criticism because it strengthens me, My Mum is one of my best critics she tells me how it is and that is great!

8.WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE PERFORMED AT A COUPLE OF SHOWS CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THEM?
Yes I have performed at a couple of shows, i sing for a Jazz/Swing band called *Tuxedo Swing* and we perform all over the East midlands, Balls, Dinners, Shows e.t.c its one of the most amazing things ever performing musical standars with a large band !!! :) once I performed and this girl cried that was blissful

9.WHAT HAS BEEN THE GREATEST MOMENT OF YOUR MUSICAL CAREER?
Getting signed to **Beautiful Music** and when *Wande Coal* gave his seal of Approval on my Music , i mean for a singer so good 2 approve me wow and also

10.OUTSIDE THE MUSIC SCENE WHO IS LANRE?
Lanre is a serious student!

11.ARE YOU SINGLE?LOL
hmmm u interested?

12.APART FROM MUSIC DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST?
Yes I do I design Clothes – here is my clothing labels link http://www.ldbdesigns.blogspot.com/ do check it out :) and am also a Fashion Stylist I Give \fashion tips what to wear and what not to wear.

13.DO YOU INTEND GOING INTO MUSIC FULL TIME?
YES SIRRRR!!!!

14.WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?
I see myself at the Grammys up for Album of the year award with the **BEAUTIFUL MUSIC Crew beside me ,David Evans, Puppet Master , sho Fro and future Artiste***, Amen IJN ( it could even be before 10 years you never know)

15.THERE ARE A COUPLE OF ARTISTES IN THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY,WHAT MKES YOU STAND OUT?
What makes me stand out is my Voice, Style and the sound of my Music.

16. GROWING UP,WHO WERE YOUR MUSICAL INFLUENCES?
oh I always try and avoid this question because they are a lot ok the ones popping up on my mind now are , Lauryn Hill, The Jacksons, Madonna, Usher and No Doubt

17. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY IS LACKING AND CAN FILL THE VOID?
To be Honest NOTHING

18.DO YOU WRITE YOUR OWN SONGS?
Yes I do

19.WHATS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR SONGS?
Love-Lies-Broken spies (wich is the name of my Promo Cd OUT SOON) ..Love ( from God my parents fans) Lies ( life issues in general) and Broken Spies( Trials in Life i.e. Friends that come and Go)

20. IS THERE AN ALBUM OR MIXTAPE IN THE WORKS AND WHEN CAN WE EXPECT IT TO DROP?
Yes as mentioned above a Promo Cd titled **Love-Lies-Broken Spies**

21. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER UPCOMING ARTISTES?
If you know youve got it, keep doing your thing if you have doubts re-think it , the Journey is Long I am no where near d end but with God all is well!!!

22.ANY LAST WORDS FOR YOUR FANS?
WE ARE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
Jazz, David Evans , puppet master
and we shall not dissapoint you I Love Yall!!!

LORENZO DUFFLE BAG DESIGNS


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