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It’s being reported that a Washington DC-based PR Firm named Levick was hired by persons within the Nigerian government and allegedly paid $1.2million to help fix the government’s lagging reputation in the aftermath of the Chibok crisis.

Read below Mrs Oby Ezekwesili tweets.

Statement regarding the cancellation of meeting with parents of abducted Chibok children and five escapees.. (supposedly sent out by Levick)

“It now appears that our fight to get the girls of Chibok back is not only a fight against a terrorist insurgency, but also against a political opposition.

“It is with great regret that I announce the cancellation of the meeting with 12 parents of the abducted Chibock children, as well as five of the brave girls who escaped from the terrorist organization Boko Haram. I scheduled this meeting, which was to be open to the media for coverage by Nigerian and international press, to listen to their stories and to privately brief the parents and the girls on our efforts to rescue the abducted girls.

“My priority is not politics. My priority is the return of these girls.

“Unfortunately, political forces within the Nigerian chapter of Bring Back Our Girls have decided to take this opportunity to play politics with the situation and the grief of the parents and the girls. They should be ashamed of their actions.

“Those who would manipulate the victims of terrorism for their own benefit, are engaging in a similar kind of evil: psychological terrorism.

“I want to be clear, this government stands with complete solidarity with the girls and their parents. We are doing everything in our power to bring back our girls. Despite the shameful and disgusting games being played by the Nigerian chapter of Bring Back Our Girls, as a father of girls, I stand ready to meet with the parents of our abducted children and the truly brave girls that have escaped this nightmare through the grace of God.”

And here’s the report from snddenjpic.org that Levick has taken president Jonathan on as a client..

#Bringbackourgirls convener Oby Ezekwili took to twitter to angrily slam the PR Firm which she says was hired by the presidency to deceive and alternate the truth for Nigerians.

See tweets by Oby Ezekwesili

 

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57 year old cab driver, Solomon James Okoroh was shot and killed in the area of Kalorama Road Northwest early tuesday morning. D.C. police say two people are in custody as suspects of the shooting.

According to Police Chief Cathy Lanier, officers were investigating burglaries at approximately 3:15 a.m. Police say the officers heard a car spin out of control and went to investigate. They saw a Classic Cab had crashed into a parking meter in the 2400 block of Ontario off Kalorama Road NW, say police. Officers heard a gunshot and saw two people run from the cab, according to Lanier.

In the dark due to a power outage in the neighborhood, the officers pursued the people on foot, says Lanier. That’s when the suspects turned and opened fire on the officers, according to Lanier. The officers returned fire.

Lanier says one gunman forced his way into a nearby home by kicking in the door. Police officers followed him in and took him into custody, says Lanier.

The other suspect was also taken into custody, according to Lanier.

The driver was shot and later died due to his injuries.

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Crazy Atmosphere at Muse Lounge DC On The 21st as SNS entertainment hosted OfficialKapone of AfricanComedians and Kunzo;s Birthday Bash.They was a lot of excitement during this past weekend. The Majority of The DMV were present, and other fellow Artiste in the Diaspora came out to celebrate.

Kapone celebrating his Birthday used the opportunity to Celebrate him adding another year and all the Progress he had with his Fellow AfricanComedians Label Foxyp and Kanmi. Friends were Present and Overall it was a Fantastic Night.

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This is an official statement from the show organizers of the A.C.R.E concert that was scheduled to take place in Washington DC, on saturday July 30th 2011.

There have been a lot of rumors surrounding why the show got canceled, especially since it was reported that most of the artists involved were already in the vicinity. The show was scheduled to have Banky W, Wale, MI, 2face, Naeto C and a host of others perform.

Here is an official statement from the organizers.

To Whom It May Concern:

All the organizers, event planners, and associates of the A.C.R.E Concert would like to apologize for the unfortunate incident that took place on July 30th, 2011. The concert was cancelled for reasons beyond our control. All the artists were flown into Virginia, rehearsed hours before the event at the sound check, and were ready to perform. However, the manager of the venue, without warning or consent, chose to shut down the concert before the allotted time was up. This decision was not discussed prior to the event and we, at Oxigen-Media Group, had paid for the space, contractually
reserved it until 11:30pm, and had no knowledge of the cancellation.

Despite the rumors that have been dispersed since the day of the concert, this statement serves as an official declaration of what events led to the abrupt cancellation of the A.C.R.E Concert. We feel obligated to inform everyone who have invested time and money in our event that we were not involved in the decisions that led to the termination.

At this time, we are steadily working towards rescheduling the concert for a later date at a different location, and all the musicians are in support of that effort and are willing to perform. We will update the public as soon as we have more information.

Sincerely,

Oxigen-Media Group
African Connection Relief Event (A.C.R.E.) Concert
– Olufemi Parker…

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The US leg of the Empire World Order Tour headlined by EME’s artists – Banky W, Wizkid & Skales officially kicks off on June 24th, with Washington D.C being the first of six stops.

The EWO Tour is scheduled to hold at premiere venues and provide attendees with an unrivaled experience of great performances by the artists, accompanied by a live band, full stage production and dancers.

Fans in the US are being offered the opportunity to win 2 tickets to not only attend the shows in one of six cities, but also a chance to meet and greet all three artists (Banky W, Wizkid & Skales) before they take the stage.

How Can You Win?
Answer all 5 questions correctly, and send your answers via email to giveaway@jaguda.com with “EWO USA Tour Giveaway” as the subject.

All correct answers will be entered into a raffle, and the winners will be announced right here on June 20th,
2011.

QUESTIONS
1. What University Did Banky W Attend?

2. What Is Skales Real Name (Full Name)?

3. When Is WizKid’s Birthday? (Month/Day)

4. What Year Was EME Founded?

5. What is Banky W’s Last Name?

Rules

  • Multiple entries will be disqualified, so don’t send multiple emails.
  • You must be in one of the following cities at the time of the event and be able to attend the event on the scheduled date.

June 24: Washington DC Lincoln Theatre
July 2: Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse Theatre
July 9: Chicago, IL Auditorium at Museum of Science & Industry
July 15: Houston, TX AYVA Center
July 16: New York, NY Grand Ballroom at 630 Second
July 23: San Jose, CA California Theatre

Tickets are courtesy of the tour organizers – Empire Mates Entertainment (www.empirematesentertainment.com) and ALORE Media (www.aloremedia.com)

For more information on the EWO Tour, please visit www.empireworldorder.com and Follow all artists on Twitter:

Banky W – @BankyW
Wizkid – @Wizkidayo
Skales – @youngskales

That’s the gist folks, so EME fans in the USA get to researching and send us an email. Good luck.

Update:

Contest is closed

Winners are Sunday Oyebanjo & Lisa Chiobi

Thanks.

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EME prepares to introduce African urban music to music-lovers and theatres worldwide with their 2011 Empire World Order Tour,
starting June 24th 2011 in the United States.

May 17, 2011 – Nigeria-based record label,  Empire Mate$ Entertainment (better known as EME), has announced its itinerary for the first leg of their highly anticipated  2011 Empire World Order Tour. A label  known for its quality, innovation, and trendsetting format, EME will kick off its world tour on June 24th in the  United States at  Lincoln Theatre, located in Washington DC. The headlining roster  includes award-winning  songwriter and multi-platinum R&B superstar Banky W, the multi-talented phenomenon that is WizKid, and the  revered rapper known as Skales. The EWO Tour marks the first time in history that an African record label time  has independently organized a major worldwide tour as well as Wizkid and Skales’ debut performances in the
United States. View the official trailer here

The schedule for the first leg of the Empire World Order Tour is as follows:

  • June 24 Washington DC Lincoln Theatre
  • July 2 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse Theatre
  • July 9 Chicago, IL Auditorium at Museum of Science & Industry
  • July 15 Houston, TX AYVA Center
  • July 16 New York, NY Grand Ballroom at 630 Second
  • July 22 San Jose, CA California Theatre

The tour will stop exclusively at premiere venues and each performance will be accompanied by a live band, full stage production, and dancers to provide an unrivaled show for fans. The EWO Tour will also showcase  some of the top upcoming artists and honor notable individuals and organizations in the community with awards & scholarships. Each show will be followed by an after party presented by the top promoter(s) in each city and  hosted by the EME’s artists and invited guests. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 21st at 12 Noon EST via the EWO Tour Site.
In addition to the incredible stage performance, all attendees who purchase advance tickets to any of the EWO  Tour show dates will receive a copy of Wizkid’s brand new debut album, SuperStar, the most anticipated album  of 2011, featuring the #1 hits “Tease Me,” “Don’t Dull,” and “Holla at Your Boy.

Please visit the official tour site for show and after party ticket locations, announcements from our sponsors & partners, exclusive music & video releases, contests, giveaways, and much more.

To connect with and receive up to the minute updates on EME and the artists, please visit:

Banky W – Official Site; Facebook; Twitter
WIZKID – Official Site; Facebook; Twitter
Skales – Official Site; Facebook; Twitter

About EME: Empire Mate$ Entertainment, better known as EME, is leading the urban music revolution and redefining  what is considered African music. A privately owned company founded in 2002, EME has established itself as  a  powerhouse continually impacting the industry, all the while keeping its identity and being socially responsible.  Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, EME has expanded to include a record label, management team, a production house,  Muzik Men Publishing, as well as “I AM CAPABLE”, a charitable foundation.

For more information on the  2011 Empire World Order Tour, to request interviews/drops/EPK, or to review the show and/or Wizkid’s debut album, please contact:

ALORE media
NGA: 0 807 413 8961 / USA: 347 878 1264 / Press@ALOREmedia.com

ALORE media is an international creative, branding, and production house based in Nigeria and the USA and owned by the E2O
Group. ALORE is dedicated to building customized opportunities and branding strategies for our clients and projects

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THE HOTTEST COALITION OF NIGERIANS DJS – SUMMER JAM 5 IS COMING TO THE DMV!

Nigerian DJs Coalition 5th Annual Summer Jam in the Washington D.C./Maryland area.

On July 29th and 30th, 2011 The Hottest Coalition of Nigerian DJs (Naija DJs) celebrated its fifth annual Naija DJs Summer Jam (Summer Jam) in two-thirds of the tri-state area of Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, home to one of the largest populations of Nigerians in the United States. This year’s Summer Jam continues the annual tradition of bringing together the world’s most sought after disc jockeys spinning African music from not only Nigeria but also the entire African Diaspora. Friday night’s “Welcome Party” takes place at Washington, D.C.’s Argana Lounge, and Saturday’s feature events include the annual “Meet and Greet” at Rio Restaurant and Lounge (Baltimore, MD) and “The Official Summer Jam Event” at Café Asia (Washington, D.C.).

As with every Summer Jam, special guest are expected to attend. Past events were blessed by the presence of talented artists such as DJ Zeez, eLDee, Kelly Hansome, NAIRA, Keno, Sauce Kid, Anola, Rukus, Jimmy Sugarcane, and others.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at 773.620.9612 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 773.620.9612 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or naijadjs@gmail.com.

More information about Summer Jam can be obtained at the Naija DJs’ official website: http://nigeriandjssummerjam.com. Detailed information about the coalition and its events including a video and photo gallery of past events are available as well.

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Quotes: “Ahh [sigh] finally we have our own coalition of music breakers! NDJ’s are at forefront of spreading OUR music across the globe. Long Live Naija music!” ~ NAIRA

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This week on #rebelfriday Kahli is switching it up a bit, and instead of dropping a joint, he’s releasing a video of his performance in DC. Kahli performed at Bossa Lounge a few weeks ago, and you gotta love the vibe he brings. Look out for more performances from him, and his band pidgin english…. Enjoy.

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The Miss Africa USA Pageant is the biggest and the most publicized pageant that features African Queens in USA today. The pageant has certainly transcended from a small State pageant launched in Atlanta Georgia in 2005, to one of the most highly anticipated community events in America. The Miss Africa USA Pageant is grooming a new generation of African women leaders to impact their communities in Africa, America and the rest of the world. The Queen’s celebrity status opens many doors in circles she would otherwise not have access to.

This year’s event will be held at Washington, DC on the 24th of July. For more info visit http://www.missafricaunitedstates.com/. See flyer below for more details.

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Timaya and Bracket will be performing live in the DC area on friday, April 16th 2010 at the Maryland hall for creative arts. This show is part of their Re-Brand Nigeria US tour which will take them from LA, DC, Dallas, NY and to ATL.

For tickest for this show please contact Akinyode @ 334-664-9645 or email tosintone@gmail.com. See event flyer for more details.

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Wande Coal is about to tear up DC & NYC for real, as he will be performing at the C-PAC is Brooklyn, NY after performing at 24 Night Club in Washington, DC. Check out details of Mo-Hitts #1 party starter

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****S&S ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS****

———————GIDI 2 DC——————-

******WANDE COAL PERFORMING LIVE!!!!!*******

@ 24 NIGHT CLUB IN DC

ALSO FEATURING TNT PERFORMING LIVE!!

!!OFFICIAL HOWARD ASA FASHION SHOW AFTER PARTY!!

——————WWW.GIDI2DC.COM——————

PERFORMING HIT SINGLES, “TABOO” “YOU BAD” “BUMPER TO BUMPER” AND MANY MORE!!!!!!!!!!

~~ TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!!! WWW.GIDI2DC.COM

~~ $25 FOR ADVANCED REGULAR ADMISSION

~~ $50 FOR ADVANCED VIP ADMISSION

++++++++++++VIP ADMISSION INCLUDES+++++++++++++

*** NO WAIT IN LINE ADMISSION***
*** ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE VIP SECTION***
*** FRONT STAGE ACCESS TO PERFORMANCE***

TABLE SERVICE: FOR THE ELITE AND EXCLUSIVE ONLY!!

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ARIYA ENT & BIG MOOSE ENT
Present
BUMPER 2 BUMPER WITH
◊◊◊WANDE COAL◊◊◊
LIVE IN NEW YORK

@ C-PAC 1020 E 48th St BROOKLYN NY
Doors Open @ 10pM
18 and over
Ladies Dress Sexy
Guy Casual & Fly
Music by d best Naija DJs
DJ EL G & DJ PREVIEW

Advance TIX $30 – VIP $60
TABLE RESERVATION Available!

*** Its not easy to do EFFIZIE ***
VIP & TABLE RESERVATION BENEFITS
*Party of 2 to 4 ppl for a table
*Skip the Long Line
*Get Moet & Henny
*Party 1 & 1 with WANDE COAL in the VIP

for Advance Tix & Table Reservations Call or Text
Ariya Ent —— Big Moose Ent.
917 204 1461 – 646 299 5929
646 281 1932 – 917 653 3948
646 233 9356 – 917 815 7116
718 840 8265

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This is your official party guide for Naija Independence Day. FromSpetember 30th to October 3rd, there are events all over the world from Yankee to Malaysia… Yes Malaysia. Check out the flyers below and get in where you fit in.

ATLANTA

Friday October 2nd

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Saturday October 3rd

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WASHINGTON DC

Friday October 2nd

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CHICAGO

Saturday October 3rd

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HOUSTON, TX

Friday October 2nd

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CHARLOTTE, NC

Saturday October 3rd

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TAMPA, FL

Saturday October 3rd

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BATON ROUGE, LA

Saturday October 3rd

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LONDON

Thursday October 1st

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LEICESTER, UK

Thursday October 1st

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MANCHESTER, UK

Saturday October 3rd

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Wednesday September 30th

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cookout_00014cookout_00045 All Summer cookout hosted by 2One Entertainment attracted flocks of people from different works of life. 4 different Nigerian DJs and entertainers like Gucci WallyWa, Capo and Iceberg Slim Entertained the Large audience and spectators. Entertainment companies based in different states in the United States such as N.B.O.C entertainment from North Carolina, Ariya Entertianment from New YorK, AfroGist Tv from Atlanta, Soso selective, Matrixs Entertainment, Big Moose entertainment and host of others celebrities. cookout_00004

For full gallery of All Summer Opening Cookout Hosted by 20ne Entertainment click here

The Nigeria Entertainment Award is an annual event focused on recognizing the many contributions of Nigerian Artists to the entertainment industry across the globe. The producers of this year’s Award Show are dedicated to promoting the image and rich culture of Nigeria. This dedication has increased the awareness of this new edgy style of African Entertainment and has helped promote Nigerian acts to mainstream America.

Here are the Winners of the

CATEGORIES / WINNERS:

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
ENTERTAINER BY D’BANJ

HOTTEST SINGLE OF THE YEAR
GOOD OR BAD BY J MARTINS

BEST NEW ACT OF THE YEAR
MI

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MIDNIGHT CREW

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
ID CABASA

BEST RAPPER
MI

BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF YEAR
NOT THE GIRL BY DAREY

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
ICEBERG SLIM

BEST INTERNATIONAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
DAPO TORIMIRO

EVENT OF THE YEAR
THIS DAY/ARISE NY FASHION WEEK BY THISDAY

BEST WORLD DJ
DJ NEPTUNE

BEST COMEDIAN
I GO DIE

BEST ACTOR
JIM IKYE

BEST ACTRESS
FUNKE AKINDELE

INDIGENOUS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
9ICE
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For full gallery of Nigerian Entertainment Awards click here

The group with the hit single “Igwe” will be performing live in DC on Saturday the 13th of June at the RCCG, Jesus House DC. Address is 919/921 Philadelphia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tickets are really affordable at $10 in advance & $15 at the door. See flyer for more information, and contact the organizers. Also see the “Igwe” video below.

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The NEA awards is right around the corner. It will be on June 6th, 2009, and will be held at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Doors open 6pm. The competition is definitely fierce and the event should feature numerous stage performances by some of our favorite artists, Eldee, Banky W, MI just to mention a few. For more information visit http://www.nigeriaentawards.com/. For the list of nominees, check out our previous post

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Not long after the Hip-Hop world awards nominations were announced, Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) released their list of nominations for their 4th awards ceremony to be held on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC on June 6th 2009.

Naeto C bags 3 nominations
Naeto C bags 3 nominations

Mr Incredible MI, Naeto C and J-Martins lead the nominations with three each. MI and Naeto C go head to head in the Best Album and Best Rapper categories. Naeto C is also nominated for best video of the year, while MI is nominated for best new act of the year. J-Martins got his three nominations in the hottest single of the year, best new act and best music video of the year categories.

The self-proclaimed Entertainer, Dbanj, was nominated for video of the year and album of the year, while his conterpart Don Jazzy was nominated for Producer of the year along with returnee to Naija, Eldee.

I Go Die, Klint de Drunk, Tee A, AY and Jedi will all battle it out in the best comedian category, while Dj X chris, Dj Snoop da damaga, Dj Sose, Dj Mighty mike and Dj Neptune go toe to toe for the best world DJ award.

Before I give off the whole list in my write up, I’ll stop here. The full list of nomiations is shown below. Leave your thoughts and comments… both surprising, disappointing, exciting and just plain disbelief (I wouldn’t see why though).

Best Album of the Year

Entertainer (D’Banj)
U know my P (Naeto c)
Unstoppable (Tuface Idibia)
Undareyted (Dare Art-Alade)
Talk about it (MI)

Hottest Single of the Year

Big boy (Eldee)
Good or bad (J Martins ft Timaya & P-Square)
Shayo (Durella)
Bumper to bumber (Wande coal)
Efi mile (YQ ft da grin)

Best New Act of the Year

MI (Mister Incredible)
Durella
YQ
J Martins
Bigiano

Gospel Artist of the Year

Midnight crew
Nikki Laoye
Rooftop Mc’s
Lara George
Yinka Ayifele

Music Producer of the Year

Eldee
ID Cabasa
Jay Slick
Cohbams
Don Jazzy

Best Rapper

Mode 9
MI
Naeto C
Ikechuckwu
Sauce Kid

Best Music Video of the Year

Kini big deal (Naeto C)
Suddenly (D’banj)
Not the girl (Dare Art Alade)
Good or bad (J Martins)
Bosi gbangba (Eldee)

Indigenous Artist of the Year

Yinka Ayifele
Pasuma
Toba Gold
Da Green
9ice

Best International Artist

Banky W
Naira
Iceberg Slim
Asa
Kelly Hansome

Best International Producer of the Year

Dapo Kush
Tunes
Kid Konnect
Keno
Dognomite

Best World DJ

Dj X chris
Dj Snoop da damaga
Dj Sose
Dj Mighty mike
Dj Neptune

Event of the Year

Sisi Ologe (Lagos)
Nigerian Reunion (US)
Rhythm Unplugged
This Day/Arise NY Fashion Week (US)
Miss Nigeria Usa

Best Comedian

I go die
Klint de drunk
Tee a
Ay
Jedi

Best Actor

Desmond Elliot
Jim Iyke
Saheed Balogun
Ramsey Noah
Emeka Ezeronye

Best Actress

Mercy Johnson
Omotola Ekeinde
Rita Dominic
Genevieve Nnaji
Funke Akindele