Young Hustlers Entertainment (YHE) has signed a fast-rising musician, 2hitz DG who has over the years was a talented young chap to look out for in the music industry.
The press conference for the official signing and unveiling of the new artiste was held in Ikorodu, Lagos on Monday, May 16 the CEO of YHE, Mr. Ezekiel Adams couldn’t hold his excitement as he shared the interesting journey of the brand and its rise into prominence in the Nigerian entertainment industry and beyond.
He also explained why the record label decided to sign the Warri-born music talent, he has full confidence that the singer has what it takes to compete with his counterparts in the industry.
It was a joyous moment for Godwin Danladi popularly called 2hitz DG said it was a big deal for him to get signed to the label and it will also serve as stepping stone for him in the industry.
The Afropop act promised to thrill fans with back-to-back hits from his deep well of talent ahead of the release of his forthcoming single.
It was chronology in the making at Oshodi Arts Gallery on the 22nd of February 2022, as delegates from the guild of Nigeria dance practitioners (Lagos State chapter) graced the 2nd largest art collection centre in Africa (based in Ikorodu)
The press conference of a meeting aimed at bringing a synergy between dance, theatre and visualisation, saw the Guild, ably led by its chairman (Mrs Ugo Obiayo Esq) bring to fruition the official partnership between the prestigious Art centre and the dance guild, thereby creating a coexisting niche for creative talents from both expanses
With dancers from different genres also present, the conference via the Guild, clearly enlightened both parties involved on the need to collaborate, bridging the gap and creating more futuristic opportunities for upcoming talents, giving them a sense of belongings Also symbolising empowerment for youths, event/project execution, sensitisation agendas and enhanced training, the coalition according to GONDP’s chairman, is a step in the right direction to cement numerous crafts in the entertainment sector
Mrs Ugo Obiayo Esq continued, “Ikorodu as a waterbed region in Lagos state, is well known to house a lot of creative talents and celebrities, this region is special to us, and for a while now, GONDP has been making plans to establish a branch here”
“Having this collaboration with a masterpiece like Oshodi Arts Gallery, also making the institution our headquarters in Ikorodu, there would be no better form of a partnership than this to spearhead our productive course” “From this startup point, we shall be spreading our tentacles across the local council development areas, reaching out to young and vibrant individuals and given them a sense of belongings through this platform” Mrs Ugo expanded
In his complimentary speech post-conference, Dr Oshodi Paul (CEO Oshodi Arts Gallery) thanked the Guild for making the partnership a reality (and for also conferring him as the grand patron of GONDP Ikorodu branch), affirming his commitment and support towards the progression of the alliance Dr Oshodi Seyi Paul stated, “As a visionary art practitioner, I’ve always envisaged the connectivity between Arts and visual displays, which creative experts doesn’t marry during production, this has puzzled me for a long time”
“That’s why when the chairman of the Guild of Nigeria Dance Practitioners approached me earlier on, I saw it as a perfect opportunity for that synergy to come to life“ “With this partnership, there is nothing we cannot achieve in the world of creativity, Arts, theatre and visual production. Oshodi Arts gallery, measuring up to international standard will ensure we amass sophisticated scopes as we cultivate more works from our stable”
“In areas of empowerment, the gallery will ensure that while dancing, we’ll also expose the youths to other areas we can broaden their skill-sets and develop their craft to make them a total package, such as building their traditional costumes, understanding the art of painting and so on” Dr Oshodi Paul asserted Selected coordinators were subsequently appointed by the Guild’s Lagos boss as a form of interim leadership to kick off the agreement and set the Ikorodu agenda in motion Mr Hamzat Barshan and Mr Omolade Dalmas were also in attendance, representing the Guild to prep newly appointed leaders and members on the principles, essence and direction of GONDP
D’Bard Creative Media, a creative hub in partnership with D’Theatrepreneurs of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition, Lagos State Polytechnic and the Mass Communication Department Students Association (Day Special) staged the Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet in commemoration of the Valentine’s Day celebration.
The stage performance which was tagged “The Love Concert” featured musical performance, Comedy, and the Stage Performance of the Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
Gracing the event is the renowned Nollywood actress, Sola Kosoko. Reacting to the performance, Kosoko commended the organiser of the event, D’Bard Creative Media, and the students for putting up such an amazing performance.
Speaking on the objective of the program, the lead creative at D’Bard Creative Media, Waliu Adeyeri, said “the objectives of the project is to resuscitate the essence of genuine love in our society.”
The absence of love for oneself is the root cause of intake of illicit drugs that hurts the body, while the absence of love for another person is the root cause of killings and cultism. This performance is aimed at propagating the essence of love.”
“The Love was huge, the crowd was overwhelming, the turnout was massive!”
These are the three simple expressions that best express the Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet yesterday, February 14, 2022 at the 700-seater hall, Laspotech.
The group awarded the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the transformed Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Dr. Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye as “Youth Motivator” for his supports towards the success of the event.
The troupe was also awarded by D’Bard Creative Media for successfully interpreting the piece.
D’Bard Creative Media appreciate the partners for their support, appreciation goes thus:
“Special Appreciation to the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the transformed Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Dr. Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye,” the producer says.
“Special appreciation to the Director Centre for Entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition, Dr. Biyi Oyetade, and the cast and crew of D’Theatrepreneurs under the auspices of the Artistic Director, Mr. Ibrahim A. Nurudeen,” said the producer.
“I also appreciate the Mass Communication Department Students Association (Day Special) for coming through for the project.
“I cannot but appreciate my lead supports, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, the Managing Director of AYG Luxury Auto Place, Mr. Yusuf Adeniye; Fanafillit Integrated Concepts, and The Impact Newspaper.
“A special thanks to our brands supports Abo Communication, Vision Savings, Delish Goodness Treats, Ajasa Info, Optimal Treats, Sangloos Photography, Eyedshot, Laspotech FM, National Union of Lagos State Students Laspotech Chapter, Blackbox Nigeria, MovinAD, 2entertainment, and Ikorodu News Network.”
For FunmiAyinke Waheed Adekojo every opportunity is a chance to help the needy hence her new show on Instagram which has been tailored to inspire and also motivate her teeming followers while also helping those who have talents to discover them.
The show has both Motivational talk and Talent Hunt segments with top celebrities and achievers, usually orators invited to speak on topical issues meant to strengthen the listeners belief in themselves after which youths who have sent in their entries are screened by a panel of judges that have been selected for the purpose.
The panel is selected in such a way that no member appears twice.
During the first episode 100,000 Naira was given to the first set of winners. By the fifth episode which took place penultimate weekend, 15 people won 160,000 each. 170,000 Naira was won by each of the successful talents last weekend.
Most of the participants send in their own pre-recorded contributions on the pre-selected topics into her Instagram page. Every Saturday at 10:00pm during a live program anchored by her, winners are picked by the judges during a program anchored by her. Before the selection process, the live audience listens to the motivational speakers for the day. And the audience have the opportunity of contributing as well as asking questions.
According to FunmiAyinke Waheed Adekojo, the essence of the money is to give those who need start up capital, encourage those who are already in business but need some cash to move to a new level.
Students and others who are in desperate financial situation are also believed to have benefited with the testimonies we heard from those who have benefited from the program.
The philanthropist who has carved a niche for herself for helping widows and youths and who recently veered into music and has released hit songs is said to have enjoyed some support from sponsors for the program.
According to her she feels fulfilled putting smiles on the faces of people especially in these hard times when there is nowhere to run to for most Nigerians.
It was an afternoon like no other a few days ago in the city of Abuja as the fast rising Inspirational singer, Engr Dr Funmi Ayinke Waheed Adekojo was honoured for her recent inputs into the global music industry. The philanthropist who only recently ventured into music could not believe as she won two different honours over her recent works in the industry. She won the Songwriter of the year Award for 2020/2021 as well as Inspirational Music of the Year 2020/2021 Award from the West African Gospel Music Awards based in Ghana.
According to the CEO of the Awards, her music appeal to all. They ‘soothe nerves, give people reason to hope and help in building confidence. These are the reasons why it has been picked as the Inspirational Song of the Year, 2020/2021’ Speaking further they claimed that ‘at a time when the whole world is down with hopelessness, her music offers hope and encourages people to pick themselves up and be strong’.
They also appreciated her songwriting prowess while encouraging her to share her depth of knowledge and talent with other singers, hence the Award as the Songwriter of the year. Highlight of the well-attended event was the stunning presentation of her two singles which earned her standing ovation from all the guests.
The award winner was overwhelmed with the honour especially when informed that she was indeed the second Nigerian that would be so honoured by the organisation. She used the occasion to challenge the youths to continue to believe in themselves and rise up to challenges that the world throw at them.
Engr Dr Funmi Ayinke Waheed Adekojo is a Nigerian well-decorated philanthropist who has earned many awards and honours on account of her professional works as an Engineer as well as service to humanity through her organisation FunmiAyinke Humanity Foundation. She recently ventured into music releasing two singles which have since become rave of the moment among music lovers given the deep messages of hope, endurance and faith they carry.
The Lagos State Government has congratulated the two Nigerian singers who won Grammy Awards at the just concluded 63rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, USA, on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
In a congratulatory message to the duo, the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharm (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, described the achievements of Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun also known as Wizkid, as very historic and motivational.
The Commissioner said that the Awards were a boost to the country’s entertainment scene and special recognition for Lagos State, being the hub of entertainment and the start-point for most Nigerian Hip-Hop artistes.
Akinbile-Yussuf said, “This Grammy Awards for two of our music stars show persistence, vision, tenacity, sense of purpose and breakthrough in a very competitive music genre”.
While urging the upcoming artistes to be motivated by the feat attained by Burna Boy and Wizkid, the Commissioner said “anything that can be dreamt of, could also be achieved, provided one is determined to remain focussed on it”.
Recall that Burna Boy won his first Grammy Award with his Album “Twice as Tall”, which was nominated alongside four others, while the song “Brown Skin Girl” in which Beyonce featured Wizkid, won the award for Best Music Video at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. The feat was the first Grammy award for Wizkid.
Among students of higher institutions especially in the Southwest axis, Funmi Ayinke Waheed Adekojo is a household name. Thousands have benefited from her support and many more are still benefiting.
Her philanthropic works also include helping widows and single mothers many of who she empowered either by providing equipment for small businesses or cash to start something worthwhile. Through her FunmiAyinke Humanity Foundation, FHF, she has been touching lives and continues to.
Only a few days ago, she came to the aide of school kids in ONDO State by providing exercise books for thousands of students in Akoko area of the state, to the joy of parents and traditional rulers in the area.
The female Engineer, who is a mother herself will always tell you she is what she is today because her husband has been there for her. A Fellow of the prestigious Nigeria Society of Engineers, FNSE, she also holds fellowships of many other local and International organizations such as Nigeria Institute of Mechanical Engineers, FNIMechE, Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants FIMC, Fellow, International Management Specialists UK, FIMS. She also holds two honourary doctorate degrees from reputable Universities. Her engineering company is reputed to be one of the most reliable with government and private sector clients.
Despite all these successes, she has also ventured into music. It was gathered that the music stint came as inspirations from God hence the type of songs she sings. She started out as musician last year and her second single, I Will Make it, is already making waves in radio Stations in Lagos and Abuja. A few days ago she received nomination for Inspirational Song of the Year as well as Songwriter of the Year from organisers of West Africa Gospel Music Awards.
She writes all her songs herself and she has confided in friends that she has an avalanche of songs already written. The musical video on her latest work, speaks for itself.