Connect with us

Entertainment

Nobody supports my music financially, says Davido in Instagram rant

Published

on

David Adeleke, Nigerian Afropop singer better known as Davido, says no one supports him financially to advance his career in the music industry despite his rich background.

The artiste, who is also called OBO, made this statement on Wednesday in a video uploaded on Instagram.

In the video, he expressed gratitude to all those who played a part in facilitating the release of his collaborative single with Chris Brown.

“I’m already used to it. I’ve been in the industry for seven years and nobody supports me. From morning till night, it’s just hate. Because of what? My father’s rich? Is it my fault? I work hard, I deliver hits. I support my people,” he said.

“If you have a problem with me, suck my d**k, f**k you. I want to thank all my brothers and sisters, fans, Chris Brown and others that supported me for this single. We all rise by lifting others.”

Davido’s eight-year career has been marked with various hit songs and awards on the local and international scene.

He is the son of Adedeji Adeleke, a Nigerian millionaire and business mogul.

He is also a nephew to Ademola Adeleke, who recently contested the Osun state governorship elections.

The Afropop crooner and record producer was born in Atalanta. In 2011, he dropped out of Oakwood University to foray into music-making with his debut single ‘Dami Duro’.

ALSO READ  Davido named richest Nigerian on Instagram

He was recently named the richest Nigerian on Instagram and the second-richest in Africa alongside a league of the wealthiest global public figures in the entertainment industry.

Nigeria is killing me – Yemi Solade

Comments

Entertainment

Sean Dampte Partners With Justjojo Ent, Picks Aug 21 For EP Release

Published

on

By

Still basking in the euphoria of the success of his hit singles, Adura and Marcelina, Oluyole Oluwaseun, fondly called Sean Dampte by his admirers, has finally unveiled details of his much-touted project, an Extended Play (EP), entitled – Awoodah Rising (Man Like Sean Dampte and the relationship between him and one of the strongest music distribution companies in the United Kingdom, Justjojo Entertainment.

The UK- based Afro-fusion singer took to his verified Instagram account, @seandampte, to hint his fans about the project; a development which ignited the curiosity of many of his fans who have since been disturbing the internet with different anticipatory tags and headlines.

The project, entitled ‘Awoodah Rising- Man Like Sean Dampte’, according to Sean Dampte, which would be released on August 21, 2020, is a six-track EP that tends to unleash the ‘good’ of the said act.

Marcelina, the second track off the EP debuted number 8 on the Black Music Charts a couple of weeks ago, and on its current run of four weeks. Another single, according to the Afrobeat Superstar, which would enjoy massive attention, is ‘Money On My Mind Always – MOMMA’.

“MOMMA is about my journey as an artist. Many artists get caught up in fame and forget what is most important- family. The track talks about my motivation being family. It also speaks about my journey and lay to claim the reputation as one of the pioneers of the Afro-fusion culture,” he said.

ALSO READ  Davido Adjudged Most Viewed Nigerian Artiste On YouTube

Asked what inspired then nomenclature Awoodah, as it reflects in the EP title, and why he felt it was so necessary to release the project at this time, he has this to say: “When I returned to music, I hear people say “Who is that?” and so that inspired me to coin the word Awoodah. And I think it’s time I let people into my world.”

He also opened up on his relationship with the UK-based promoter, Rebecca Junaid, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Justjojo Entertainment. Junaid has worked with several notable Nigerian acts such as Yemi Alade, Selebobo, Tekno, among others.

According to Sean Dampte, ‘Justjojo will be responsible for the global distribution of the EP to the right audience.’

Meanwhile, the tracklist of the EP includes Adura, Money On My Mind Always, Pe’Pe Ft Buju, Marcelina (Remastered), Nkechi Freak Like Me and O’Por.

Sean Dampte Dashes Out As Much As $2000 Each In Search Of ‘Marcelina’

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Yemi Alade joins UNDP’s call for urgent action to protect those hit hardest by COVID-19 surge

Published

on

By

Yemi Alade
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joined by key voices in international development, reiterates the importance of protecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people hit hardest by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19. This call comes under the auspices of the 2020 UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in the event “Half the World: The Many Faces of Social Protection”. Half the world refers to 55 percent of the world’s population that are not covered by social insurance or social assistance, according to ILO data.

Joining the event from Lagos, Nigeria, globally acclaimed Afropop star Yemi Alade shone a spotlight on those suffering the direst consequences of the pandemic, such as young women who are self-employed and are the sole providers for their families.

“We are here to talk about half the world, the half that wakes up every morning to go to work despite and because of the global pandemic,” Alade said. “It’s about the young woman who is struggling to make ends meet and risking her health to provide for her family.”

“Let’s not let billions of the world’s poorest, most vulnerable people fall through the cracks in our society,” she said.

The event was hosted by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, who reiterated UNDP’s responsibility for integrated action and called on all development partners to step up on social protection.

“We cannot afford to become inured to poverty, hunger and jobs figures that keep getting worse. We cannot sleepwalk into a new normal. Unprecedented action is needed, and it is needed now,” Steiner said. “There are some great examples of how developing countries are addressing social protection challenges—from cash to supplements income to in-kind assistance that supplements nutrition, to care systems geared towards working women.”

Steiner added: “Unless we bring fresh perspective and ideas to the table, successful action will depend on an uneven patchwork of social assistance, social insurance and systems of care around the world.”

Among other featured speakers at the event were UNDP’s partners from governments and the international development sector, including HE Cina Lawson, Minister of Postal Affairs and Digital Economy of Togo; Reema Nanavaty, Director General of SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association); Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Dr Guy Standing, Professor at SOAS University of London and co-founder of Basic Income Earth Network; and Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), who joined via a video message.

ALSO READ  Davido, others mourn as DJ Arafat dies
Continue Reading

Entertainment

Sean Dampte Dashes Out As Much As $2000 Each In Search Of ‘Marcelina’

Published

on

By

It is no news that the UK based Nigerian born Afro-pop artiste, Sean Dampte, has made huge statements with his craft as far as the music industry is concerned home and abroad. Having the right vibes to always get people groovy, he is now seen as one of the pioneers of a new genre. More so, given his excellent use of genres such as Afrobeat, Pop and Dancehall, he has combined them all together to now create what is known as Afro-Fusion.

He, however, recently embarked on a ‘journey’ in search of his ‘Marcelina’, as most of his fans have tagged it. The whole buzz started when Dampte gave a hint on the release of Marcelina, many of his fans began to wonder what he was up to with that title.  ‘Marcelina’ is a testament to the fact that Sean Dampte is an embodiment of talents; the new single has been touted as the number 1 song for 2020 summer.

He serenades his fans with dance-infused afro sound. A mixture of the sounds you expect to hear at exotic resorts off the coast of Ibiza. The influence behind the song is of a love interest that developed from the dance floor.

Surprisingly, the way Sean Dampte and his team headed shortly after the release of the song online has kept many people talking. Many girls began to vibe and twerk to the much-touted song all over the world while Sean Dampte was said to be crediting their accounts ranging between $2000 and $5000 depending on the appearance and performance of the person.

ALSO READ  Majek Fashek and the curse of drug addiction | By Festus Adedayo 

A report recently surfaced online that he gave out Ksh500,000 to those who danced to his song in Kenya and promised to visit the country as he continues to search for his Marcelina.

Sean Dampte, with his recent ‘Marcelina sojourn’, keeps girls wanting him to appear in their country to meet with him and finally becomes his ‘Marcelina’.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Tweets by ‎@megaiconmagg

Subscribe to our Newsletter

* indicates required

MegaIcon Magazine Facebook Page

Advertisement

MEGAICON TV

Trending

%d bloggers like this: