MI Abaga unveils artiste Loye — his music label first signee
MI Abaga, the ace Nigerian rapper, has unveiled Loye as the first artiste signed under ‘Incredible Music’, his record label.
In an interview with ‘City FM’, a Lagos-based radio station, MI spoke of how he discovered Loye after the artiste had already made contacts with other music labels.
The rapper said when he met the young singer, he knew Loye is destined for greatness.
He said he was impressed by Loye’s freestyle videos on social media and the fact he was already performing at local clubs.
MI said the reason he is yet to produce any song with Loye is that he wants him to settle in school.
“We are here, the Incredible Music, Loye is our first artiste,” he said.
“When I met Loye, already, Davido had reposted the viral thing that he had done. He was already talking to other labels.
“They are going to clubs, and joints to perform. Those things tell you a lot about the artiste. Where they are gonna go?
“Someone that has less than a thousand followers without music, just freestyling, has built his following up to 42k, 170k on TikTok. Those are the things. You can tell an artiste that is gonna do well.
“We haven’t put out any music. We are trying to say let us get Loye settled in school, him and his guys, because they were really in a tough situation.”
On January 27, the rapper described Loye as a “special and once in a life time generational talent” on Twitter.
During the recent interview, MI said his new record label plans to collaborate with top music firms — including Chocolate City.
“We are open to working with anybody. Me and Choc, we are talking now,” he added.
Mark Zuckerberg and wife welcome third child (Photos)
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, and Priscilla Chan, his wife, have welcomed a newborn baby.
Zuckerberg took to his Instagram page on Friday to announce the birth of the child.
The American business magnate shared pictures of himself, his wife, and Aurelia.
“Welcome to the world, Aurelia Chan Zuckerberg! You’re such a little blessing,” he wrote.
Aurelia becomes the third child born into the businessman’s family.
Mark and Priscilla welcomed their first child Maxima in 2015.
After the birth of Maxima, Mark had said he and his wife feared having another child.
Police called to Rihanna’s house after man shows up to propose (Photos)
The Los Angles home of Rihanna became a hotspot for police activity on Thursday after a man showed up in the singer’s vicinity with “a proposal.”
The unidentified man from South Carolina was said to have tried to sneak into the singer’s home in Beverly Hills to ask for her hand in marriage.
According to TMZ, Rihanna’s security detail, however, called the police, who arrived at the scene and escorted the man — dressed in a bright red hoodie and sweatpants — out in handcuffs.
It was gathered that since the unnamed man did not get farther than Rihanna’s driveway, he was simply questioned and later released.
It remains to be seen if Rihanna was home at the time of the intrusion.
This is not the first time Rihanna’s home has been targeted by an intruder.
In 2018, a man named Eduardo Leon was arrested inside the singer’s house.
Jamaican DJ, Bounty Killer, says ‘Afrobeats is melodious but has no lyrics’
Rodney Basil Price, the Jamaican disc jockey better known as Bounty Killer, says “Afrobeats is melodious but has no lyrics.”
In a recent interview with INeverKnew TV, the DJ said Afrobeats is “like a baby” compared to Dancehall.
He, however, said the genre is enjoying global recognition because it has “groove and style.”
Bounty Killer also taunted Burna Boy’s hit track ‘Ye’, describing it as a one-word song with “a lot of melodies and nice beat.”
When asked if he believes Dancehall still has a place in the international market, Bounty Killer said the music genre is no longer as creative as it used to be.
The 50-year-old also described Jamaican music as “technically technical” with so many metaphors.
He said the technicality of his country’s music makes it difficult for people in the diaspora to enjoy.
“Afrobeat has nothing to do with Dancehall, Afrobeat is another genre. Afrobeat never comes in competition with Dancehall,” he said.
“Afrobeat is like a baby from Dancehall, it’s irrelative. Afrobeat and Jamaican music are similar and Afro is taking nothing from Dancehall, Afro compliments Dancehall.
“Afro is leading because Afro has a topic, Afro doesn’t have lyrics, Afrobeat doesn’t even have no lyrics. They have a lot of melody and groove and topic.
“Ye Ye Ye, we know what Ye Ye Ye means… just a topic and a melody. Style, melody, topic, simple. One word with a lot of melodies and the beat is nice and full of groove and style.
“Jamaican music is technical with metaphors. Why are you singing to us in metaphor? Make it simply technical, not technically technical. This is all Dancehall music is today – technically technical.
“They’re making the songs like a test. Nobody wants no puzzle music, people want music to relieve stress but we’re giving music to stress.
“Dancehall use to be creative but they’re not creative anymore. That’s Dancehall’s problem. The topics are limited.”
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