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Does A Celebrity Marriage = Losing Some Fans

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some of you remember “AfroBeats” hosted PSquare in Chicago this past August and yours truly was the MC..(I had to plug myself :). However, as I was selling tickets for the concert (yes I actually do help out) some of girls mentioned that they were not going to the concert because they did not want to see “married men” on stage because its takes the fun out it. They rather see the likes of Sarkodie, Lynxx, Wiz kid etc because they are single and (my interpretation) think they might have a “chance” of getting with the artist/celebrity.

Although the turn out for the concert was good, I wanted to pose this question to the street IS THIS TRUE???????????????????

When a celebrity, male/female get married do they lose some of their sex appeal, resulting in a lost of fans??

Please comment..

Kenya’s X-Tatic “Hit em up”

Back in the day when I was in Liberia, we use to get music and movies a little late, meaning months and sometimes even years unless it was a global or big artists. .. At that time there was no Youtube, Facebook, and the Internet was even more scarce in Africa than it is now (only about 16% of Africans have Internet access). Although I have been back home and know first hand this is not the case anymore, I was shocked to see how music specifically Hip Hop and R&B have influenced African Music.

After watching the video for X-Tatic song “Hit em up” I realized how global and blended our nation has become with American cultural. Don’t get me wrong…… The song is hot and she got nominated for Most Gifted Duo and Most Gifted Video for her song ‘Hit Em Up’ featuring Priddy Ugly by Africa’s prestigious “O Channel Music Video” awards. In addition, she inked a multi-album and full management deal with Sony Entertainment Music Africa in 2012 .

A piece from the article:

The 21-year-old was recently in Johannesburg, recording tracks for her debut full-length album with hot new producers ‘The Fahrenheitz’. The record will be released later in 2012 as part of the multi-album recording deal Xtatic has inked with Sony and is being preceded by the first single, ‘WILD!’ due to hit the airways in the next two weeks. Xtatic has also signed a full services management deal with Sony Music and ROCKSTAR4000, and worldwide Music Publishing deal with ROCKSTAR PUBLISHING, positioning her for a full assault on the South African, Nigerian, Kenyan, Pan African and, ultimately, global music scenes.

“We’re convinced that Xtatic has the kind of standout talent that will take her into many different markets and are thrilled to welcome her into the Sony recording family,” says RCA Africa Director, Spiro Damaskinos.

I guess those of us that are not on the continent miss the sounds of our music and want to stay true to our roots all while rejoicing in the progression of our continent. These days it seems Music is the telltale sign of that progression…

Check out X-Tatic video “Hit em up” feat Aka, Priddy Ugly leave your thoughts.

http://youtu.be/kIe22MPiCu8

Check out more about the other nominees on Kenya’s music scene

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Ghana-Sarkodie Makes Forbes Top 10 Richest Africa Artistes

Ghanaian rapper and multiple-award winner, Sarkodie, has placed eighth in the 2013 list of Top 10 Richest/ Bankable African Artistes compiled by Forbes and Channel O.

The ranking is based on artiste Sales, Social -Media presence, endorsement value, YouTube views, show rates , Influence, appearance in newspapers, investments, popularity and other factors. The list is dominated by Nigerians and leading the pack is Don Jazzy, but at the No.1 position is Akon.

Below is the full list:

(1) Akon- Senegalese-American top the list – Founder of Konvict Music, gave bigger platforms to other African artistes such as P-Square and Wizkid .

(2) Don Jazzy- Ranks as Best African and Nigeria Music Producer. CEO of Marvin Records, Samsung, Loya Milk and MTN as Brand Ambassador, Influential producer. He has produced Songs for D’Banj, Kanye West, Beyonce and American Rap Mogul Jay Z.

(3) P-Square- Ranked as Best African Music Group. Featured on Forbes Magazine for Africa twice, sold out concert, and presidential guest in at least 5 African countries. They also fly a private jet.

(4) D’banj- CEO of DB Records, Music Artiste. International music brand, GOOD Music, Def Jam, Mercury deal, Sony Entertainment Music distribution deal.

(5) Wizkid- Music Artiste. EME artiste, Starboy CEO, affiliation with Disturbing London, international collaboration with Wale and others, perform twice on stage with American Pop Singer Chris Brown, and he is the highest paid Pepsi ambassador in Africa. He is also an ambassador for MTN.

(6) 2Face Idibia- Music Artiste. Produces 10 million discs and has at least 7 million digital sale. He is a UN Ambassador for Youth and Peace, associated with Guinness, Haven Homes, Airtel Worldwide and philanthropist – Tuface Idibia Foundation.

(7) Anselmo Ralph- Music Artiste, Samsung and Coca Cola Ambassador. Known as the ‘Angolan Prince’, he owns a perfume line, clothing label, a multimillion dollar tour bus, and he is a Sony Music African artiste.

(8) Sarkodie- Ghanaian Rapper. Presidential youth ambassador in Ghana, owns Sark clothing, and he is a Samsung and Fan Milk ambassador in Ghana.

(9) Ice Prince- Music Artiste. Multiple award winning rapper, Has received six million downloads, owns two studios, One Foundation member, Plug N Play Ambassador, Zamani Foundation.

(10) Banky W- Music Artiste. Co owner EME, Samsung Ambassador, Philanthropist, multiple award R&B and Soul winner.

Nigerian Duo – PSquare take over Chicago

 

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P-Square are a Nigerian R&B duo composed of identical twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye are signed to Akon’s Kovict Muzik label and has a record distribution deal with Universal Music South Africa will be gracing the stage at the Congress Theater in Chicago. With hits songs receiving millions of hits on Youtube and sold out concerts around the world this international duo is finally being recognized by the US market by BET and many of Hip Hop’s hottest acts including Rick Ross and R Kelly.Due to their success PSquare was named number 2 most wealthy musicians in Africa.
Awards:
  • MTV African Music Awards 2008 – Best Group
  • MTV Africa Music Awars 2009 – Best Group
  • 2006 Hip Hop World Awards
    • Best R&B Album (Get Squared)
    • Best Music Video (Get Squared)
    • Album of the Year (Get Squared)
    • Song of the Year (“Bizzy Body”)

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P-Square – Beautiful Onyinye ft. Rick Ross

 

MTV Africa Music Awards

Lagos, 11 December 2010: Congolese artist Fally Ipupa, and Nigeria’s 2Face led the winners at the third edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel (MAMA), each taking home two trophies at the music awards ceremony at the Eko Expo Hall, Lagos on 11 December 2010.

Nominated in four separate categories, Fally Ipupa scored wins for Best Video (“Sexy Dance”) and Best Francophone act while 2Face, a former MAMA winner from 2009, picked up trophies for Artist of the Year and Best Male.

Cabo Snoop notched up a music first for Angola by becoming the first ever Angolan winner at MAMA 2010, taking home the prize for Best Lusophone act. The inaugural Best Anglophone award went to Kenyan Gospel breakthrough artist Daddy Owen – the first time a gospel artist has won a MAMA.

Song of the Year was won by South African pop/R&B outfit Liquideep for their hauntingly lovely ‘Fairytale’. New MAMA award category Best Performance was won by Big Nuz, the South African house trio making waves all over the continent.

Nigerian vocalist Sasha scored Nigeria’s first ever win in the Best Female category after Kenyan dominance over the last two years. Nigerian R&B duo P-Square (Nigeria) added yet another MAMA trophy to their awards cabinet – taking home Best Group for the third year running! Rising Nigerian star Mo Cheddah notched up her first win in the hotly contested Brand:New category which recognises rising stars tipped by MTV for success. The prestigious Best International act was received by Eminem who accepted the award via satellite from the USA. The MAMA Legend award, won by the late, great Miriam Makeba, was presented by Public Enemy founder and hip hop pioneer Chuck D.

he 2010 MAMA awards opened with an explosive performance by Hip Hop heavyweight, Rick Ross, and closed with an unforgettable rendition of “Win” featuring T-Pain, Rick Ross, Da LES and 2Face – a world first. In keeping with the tradition of the awards, the show featured an array of electrifying collaborations between artists from different parts of the continent, mixing up music genres, language and cultures in a unprecedented extravaganza of African talent. Among the collaborations were Nigeria’s 2Face who hooked up with South African rock outfit The Parlotones. The performance of Banky W’s “Lagos Party” saw South Africa’s Big Nuz, Angola’s Cabo Snoop and Paul G and DRC’s Barbara Kanam rocking the house with the first ever truly pan-African version of the hit track.

Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa, “Tonight’s MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel was a joyful and uplifting celebration of African youth culture and music. It brought together the best talent from across Africa to showcase the incredible music that Africa has to offer to the world. It is amazing to see the collaborations between the artists as it fosters a spirit of camaraderie and creative exchange that takes their music to a new level.”

Commented Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Africa, “The diversity and talent of the performances this evening was a reflection of the vast and rich talent pool that Africa has to offer. We at Airtel are proud to partner with the MTV Africa Music Awards as it is a platform for the youth and young at heart in Africa, enabling them to showcase their talent to a global audience. Music is an important way to connect with Africa as we relaunch the Airtel brand on the continent. It will support Airtel’s mission of giving the youth a means to express themselves and the freedom to do more.”

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