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Goldberg Begins Expanded Music Talent Hunt, Calls for Audition

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“Your Excellency”, Goldberg, has concluded plans for an expanded music talent hunt competition that would encompass Fuji and Juju music under the name Ariya Repete.

 

Over the last years, Goldberg has deepened its bond with the people of the South West with its talent hunt competition, Fuji t’o Bam and has now decided to include Juju music, the other indigenous Yoruba music genre in this new and expanded platform, Ariya Repete.

 

According to Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout brands, “the brand is using the new platform to extend its drive to discover new talents in the two indigenous Yoruba music genres and the move is in line with its commitment to promote the culture and tradition of the people of South West Nigeria. It is therefore calling on talented young men and women who aspire to become the future stars of Fuji and Juju to enter for the auditions.”

 

The inclusion of Juju music on the Goldberg music talent hunt platform is also informed by feedback from lovers of the music during last year’s Fuji t’o Bam competition, who called for its addition as some aspiring Juju artistes tried to pass off as Fuji musicians so as to get a chance to contest on the Fuji t’o Bam platform.

 

With Ariya Repete, Goldberg plans to bring to its consumers the best of both music genres and an unparalleled experience with thirty two contestants from both categories to compete in their respective capacities for a grand prize of One million Naira (N1, 000,000) and a recording deal each.

 

In view of this, the brand has announced that auditions would commence on April 19th, 2017 in Akure and Ibadan and continue till May 12th, in Ilorin, Ijebu Ode, Oshogbo, Abeokuta, Ado Ekiti and Ile Ife, with the quarter finals slated for June 30th in Akure, Ondo State.

 

The semi-finals would take place on July 7th in Abeokuta with the grand finale scheduled for July 14th in Ibadan, Oyo State. In the quarter finals, 32 artistes selected from the auditions would be reduced to 10 and this would be further pruned to five for the grand finale in Ibadan. At the grand finale, a winner, each for Fuji and Juju will emerge and would clinch a grand prize of One million naira (N1, 000,000) and a recording deal.

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Bad Boy Timz, SB Live, Others Set For Sinatra’s ‘A Night Under The Sky’

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Bad Boy Timz, SB Live, Klever Jay, Ijoba Na Danku, Danny’s and five others are set for Sinatra’s Place’s second instalment of ‘A Night Under The Sky’, scheduled to hold on Sunday, October 2.
Following an explosive maiden edition with Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, Mr Money in July, the second edition with a lineup of 10 talents, including DJ C-Boi promises to be bigger and better.
‘A Night Under The Sky’ is a series created by Sinatra for fun lovers and party people who love to dance and vibe to good music away from the confines of enclosed walls.
Held in the open-air Sinatra garden, the event, which traditionally starts at 6 PM in the evening spills into the early hours of the following day.
With the skies getting clearer and the rainy season fading, the series is back with a 2.0 edition that is bigger and better.
Also, while the headline liquor brands for the 1.0 edition were Jägermeister and Glenfiddich, this edition promises to have even more especially with the lineup of artistes billed for the event.
In the past, Sinatra’s Place, located in the heart of Adeniyi Jones on Ladipo Oluwole has been a hub for lovers of good music, quality entertainment and relaxing ambience. Stars like K1, Pasuma, Peruzzi, Bella Shmurda and many others have graced Sinatra’s stage and its adjoining club, Carica.

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King Sunny Ade Finally Agrees To Meet 52-year-old Woman Claiming To Be His Daughter

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His lawyer, Donald Ajibola, told an online newspaper on Monday that a meeting would be set up with Ayeni and the musician said he would meet her when he had some free time.

Veteran “juju” musician, Sunday Adegeye, more commonly called King Sunny Ade (KSA), has agreed to see Elizabeth Ayeni, 52-year-old woman, who claims to be his daughter.
His lawyer, Donald Ajibola, told an online newspaper on Monday that a meeting would be set up with Ayeni and the musician said he would meet her when he had some free time.
Ajibola said, “I contacted Ayeni some days back and told her that I had spoken with Sunny Ade. What I told her was that I spoke with him and he agreed to meet her.
“The only thing is that he is too busy and cannot meet her now. It was even difficult for me to meet him. When he has time, he will meet with her.”
The woman also confirmed that Ajibola had reached out to her and spoken of a meeting, but did not give a specific time.
Now 52, Ayeni said she intended to conduct a DNA test to confirm her paternity and get a sense of identity.
In June, SaharaReporters reported that Elizabeth Temitope, her mother, told her the man she had always known as her father was not her biological father but King Sunny Ade was.
However, several efforts to get in contact with King Sunny Ade had proved abortive, she said.
The woman said she approached the Human Rights Commission and wrote Sunny Ade twice but there had been no response from the musician.
She noted that she was not making efforts to contact Sunny Ade for his fame or riches but she wanted to confirm if she was his father or not.
The juju king, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed as one of the most influential musicians of all time and is regarded as one of the first African pop musicians to achieve international recognition.
Sunny Adé formed his own backing band in 1967, eventually known as his African Beats.
After achieving national success in Nigeria during the 1970s and founding his own independent label, Sunny Adé signed to Island Records in 1982 and achieved international success with the albums Juju Music (1982) and Synchro System (1983); the latter garnered him a Grammy nomination, a first for a Nigerian artist. His 1998 album Odu also garnered a Grammy nomination.

 

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Beyonce Makes Guinness World Record

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American singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter has yet again made history, smashing multiple entries in the 2022 Guinness World Records.

According to Rolling Stone, the Renaissance singer had “more than a dozen entries in this year’s Guinness World Records book. The first accomplishment was “debuting at number one with their first six studio albums.”

The second one is the “highest annual earning for a female singer”.

Also, she surpassed Guinness’ list of “most current Twitter engagements (retweets) for a female singer”.

Beyonce, along with her husband Jay Z, hold the world record for the “Highest earning couple in Hollywood ever”.

All these feats were enough to make the Singles Ladies hit-maker the latest person to be added to the “Guinness World Records Hall of Fame”.

Apart from Beyonce, other prominent inductees included BTS, Simone Biles, and Greta Thunberg.

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