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Is Sony Music Responsible For the Delay Of Wizkid’s “Made In Lagos”?

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Throughout 2018, Wizkid dropped two official singles, late into the year, Fever and Master Groove. To stay prominent on the scene, he had to collaborate with other artists. Singles like Gucci Snake were housed under the Starboy imprint, and a lot of singles like Lagos Vibes, Aphrodisiac are not on any streaming platform.

They are only offered for free on Soundcloud. This restriction could be the reason why Wizkid took a three-month break in 2019, and he only returned to the scene with the low tempo tune, Low, a collaboration with Larry Gaaga.

While we all believed 2019 would usher in a new Wizkid, one who promises and fulfills, one would not be stingy with songs, we’ve been proven wrong, as Starboy has been starving his audience of songs. He has continued on that pedestal of promise and fails, the same old story we’ve known for long.

Starboy had previously promised to release Made In Lagos in 2018, declaring it an album of ten songs, no features, and we anticipated for this project to drop. It meant a lot to us. His last project, Sounds From The Other Side didn’t resonate with his local audience, as it was a cross-cultural blend of sounds of Carribean-influenced sounds with a few elements of afrobeat.

A year after teasing the title back in 2018 at his iconic Afrorepublik concert, we’re left wondering if this wasn’t the same problem Davido encountered in 2017, shortly after signing with Sony. Davido’s EP, Son of Mercy got postponed a few months after finalizing it. He got frustrated, vented a few times on social media, and its end product wasn’t a good one for his career, especially for an artist looking to make a mark in the global music space. Realizing his career was taking a downturn, he had to renegotiate his contract, giving him the control over his music releases in Africa, the reason behind his back to basics movement in 2017 and the way his career had a resurgence in 2017.

Wizkid might be encountering a similar problem. Remember the Starboy’s woes in 2017, after the release of SFTOS, when he was restricted from dropping new music in Nigeria. He had to come up with the strategy of releasing his singles with an affiliate, mostly Mutay, or housing these singles under Starboy, his record label.

Throughout 2018, Wizkid dropped two official singles, late into the year, Fever and Master Groove. To stay prominent on the scene, he had to collaborate with other artists. Singles like Gucci Snake were housed under the Starboy imprint, and a lot of singles like Lagos Vibes, Aphrodisiac is not on any streaming platform. They are only offered for free on Soundcloud.

This restriction could be the reason why Wizkid took a three-month break in 2019, and he only returned to the scene with the low tempo tune, Low, a collaboration with Larry Gaaga.

Still, Made In Lagos might not drop soon. Wizkid might have to wait for clearance from the music heads at RCA records, a subsidiary of Sony Music. The recording contract he signed means all of his ‘official’ releases worldwide have to be vetted, sanctioned, released and sold through Sony Music.

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Davido Exposed After Lying About Acquiring A House On Banana Island

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Nigerian superstar Davido has days after revealing that he has acquired a house on Banana island worth N800million has been hit hard from sources.

In a post sighted on social media, it emerged that the house was bought by Davido but it was handed over to his crew members so they could have their privacy.

The post also revealed that the 5 bedroom house belonged to Davido’s father but Davido thought it wise to get it for his DMW crew members.

The source also explained that one of Davido crew member identified as Aloma was handed with the keys to the house but looks like some of the crew members are not pleased.

The post reads: “??? So them sey David bought a 5 bed house from his dad for the boys for some privacy at his his new Banana Island home. And since Aloma is kinda chief of staff for and David’s e**** boys. He was given the master bedroom and made in charge and now Aloma is acting like landlord all over social media This is what is vexing the dmw boys so they came to gist mama cutie. Chai! Men can gist sha. ???. But I’m still rooting for Aloma sha!

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Blow My Mind Song Is About My Life : D’Praise

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The Ghanaian Gospel industry is the verge of experiencing a new star.

In an exclusive interview on Zylofon FM with DJ Paloma this morning, D’Praise tagged himself as the next Joe Mettle after he was asked about his life experience as a gospel artist.

Talking about his latest song “Blow My Mind”, he revealed the song is about his life experience.

“From the things I have been through, the hard times, been unemployed to getting a job, leaving my own group, and more, I put up this song to encourage people that one day, God will surely come through for them”; he said.

Enjoy his new music video for “Blow My Mind” below.

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I’m The Next Joe Mettle : D’Praise

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Ghanaian gospel artist D’Praise has boldly tagged himself as the Joe Mettle.

In an exclusive interview on Zylofon FM with DJ Paloma, the “Blow My Mind” corner spoke about him going solo after leaving his popular group The Preachers.

“Joe Mettle was once part of Soul Winners but then he left and now solo. I feel we both have similar stories although there has been some up and down”; he said.

D’Praise recently released a new video for his sensational song “Blow My Mind”.

Watch it below.

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