The Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has appointed Naetochukwu Chikwe, popularly known as Naeto C, as his Special Assistant on Lagos Liaison.
Naeto C is the son of Ambassador Mrs Kema Chikwe and Nze Herbert Chikwe, and had some hit songs like ‘Kini big deal, to his credit.
Kema, a Board of Trustees member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), served as Nigeria’s minister of Transport from 1999 – 2001 and the minister of Aviation from 2001 – 2003.
Kema also served as the Nigerian ambassador to Ireland in 2009 and PDP National Woman Leader as well as Chairman of JAMB.
The 37 years rapper was born in Houston, Texas but had his basic education in Nigeria.
He studied at The State University of New York College (SUNY) located in Old Westbury and later moved to George Washington University (GWU) where he graduated with a degree in Biology in 2004.
2010, he got an MSc at the University of Dundee in Scotland, majoring in Energy Studies.
Naeto C is married to Nicole Chikwe, the daughter of Chief Jerry Chukwueke and both have three kids.
The rapper has four albums to his name – U Know My “P, Super C Season, Day 1, and Festival. He released his debut album in 2008, his second studio album was released in 2011 while the last two dropped in 2015.
The P has two nominations and three awards to his name.
In 2012, he was nominated for the “Artiste of the Year” at The Headies while his album Super C Season was nominated for “Album of the Year” at The Headies in the same year. Naeto C won the “Best New Musician” at MTV Africa Music Awards held in 2008 and the “Best New Artist” at the MTV Africa Music Awards held in 2009.
Koffi Olomidé, one of Africa’s most popular singers, has been found guilty of the statutory rape of one of his former dancers when she was 15.
He was handed a two-year suspended jail sentence by a court in France in absentia, as he failed to turn up.
The ruling means the Congolese star only faces arrest if he commits further offences, says the BBC’s Nadir Djennad.
Olomidé, 62, was ordered to pay 5,000 euros ($5,700; £4,300) in damages to the former dancer.
The court in Nanterre, outside Paris, also ordered him to pay a fine of the same amount for helping three women enter France illegally.
Olomidé’s lawyer has hailed the ruling as a victory, telling journalists it would result in the withdrawal of the star’s international arrest warrant.
Koffi Olomidé is a huge star of rumba and soukous which are popular across much of Africa.
One of the best-loved hits of his long career is 1997’s Loi.
Olomidé was first charged in 2012 with aggravated rape but the charges were reduced.
Four dancers who used to work for the musician told the court that he sexually assaulted them multiple times between 2002 and 2006. They said the assaults happened in the Democratic Republic of Congo and France.
The women further alleged they were held captive in a villa outside Paris and escaped one night in June 2006, but did not return home to DR Congo for fear of reprisal.
Prosecutors had been pushing for a seven-year sentence but the court dismissed the assault and kidnapping charges.
Olomidé fled to DR Congo in 2009 promising to defend himself but failed to appear for the trial in France which, at the women’s request, was held behind closed doors in a Paris court.
The singer, whose real name is, Antoine Agbepa Mumba, has been in trouble with the law several times before:
In 2018 Zambia ordered his arrest after he allegedly assaulted a photographer
In 2016 he was arrested and deported after he assaulted one of his dancers in Kenya
In 2012 he was convicted in DR Congo of assaulting his producer and received a three-month suspended prison sentence
In 2008 he was accused of kicking a cameraman from DR Congo’s private RTGA television station and breaking his camera at a concert, but the two later were later reconciled
are excited for their 50th anniversary and now they announce the 2019 lineup including headliners Jay Z, Chance The Rapper, and Miley Cyrus.
The event will take place August 16th to 18th in Watkins Glen, New York. Other scheduled acts include Run The Jewels, Akon, Princess Nokia, Santana, Leon Bridges, SiR, Taylor Bennett, Halsey, Common, Janelle Monaé, Vince Staples, Earl Sweatshirt, The Killers, Maggie Rogers, The Lumineers, John Fogerty, Dead & Company, Portugal. The Man, Gary Clark Jr., Soccer Mommy, Imagine Dragons, Hot Tuna, Amigo The Devil, Pearl, Young The Giant, and more.
This will be a rare appearance by Hov who recently won Best International Groupwith Beyoncé at the 2019 BRIT Awards.
See the list of performers below and grab tickets for Woodstock 2019here.
Dallas Rapper, Yella Beezy is out with a brand new song titled ‘Bacc At It Again‘ featuring Quavo & Gucci Mane. Yella Beezy had a great 2018 where he scored a surprise number 1 with ‘That’s On Me’ on Urban radio at a time when Drake was ruling everything.
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“I Like It” — Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile WINNER: “This Is America” — Childish Gambino
“God’s Plan” — Drake
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone feat. 21 Savage
“The Middle” — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
Album of the Year:
Invasion of Privacy — Cardi B By The Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile Scorpion — Drake H.E.R. – H.E.R. Beerbongs & Bentleys — Post Malone Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe WINNER: Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves Black Panther: The Album — Various Artists
Song of the Year:
“All The Stars” — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
“Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
“God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
“In My Blood” — Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
“The Joke” — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
“The Middle” — Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)
“Shallow” — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) WINNER: “This Is America” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
Best New Artist:
Chloe x Halle
Greta Van Fleet
H.E.R. WINNER: Dua Lipa
Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Colors” — Beck
“Havana (Live)” — Camila Cabello
“God Is A Woman” — Ariana Grande WINNER: “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” — Lady Gaga
“Better Now” — Post Malone
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Fall in Line” — Christina Aguilera feat. Demi Lovato
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” — Backstreet Boys
“’S Wonderful” — Tony Bennett & Diana Krall WINNER: “Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
“Girls Like You” — Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B
“Say Something” — Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton
“The Middle” — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Love is Here to Stay — Tony Bennett & Diana Krall WINNER: My Way — Willie Nelson Nat “King” Cole & Me — Gregory Porter Standards (Deluxe) — Seal The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! — Barbra Streisand
Best Pop Vocal Album:
Camila — Camila Cabello Meaning of Life — Kelly Clarkson WINNER: Sweetener — Ariana Grande Shawn Mendes — Shawn Mendes Beautiful Trauma — P!nk Reputation — Taylor Swift
Best Dance Recording:
“Northern Soul” — Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford
“Ultimatum” — Disclosure feat. Fatoumata Diawara
“Losing It” — Fisher WINNER: “Electricity” — Silk City & Dua Lipa feat. Diplo & Mark Ronson
“Ghost Voices” — Virtual Self
Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Singularity — Jon Hopkins WINNER: Woman Worldwide — Justice Treehouse — Sofi Tukker Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides — SOPHIE Lune Rouge — TOKiMONSTA
CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:
The Emancipation Procrastination — Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah WINNER: Steve Gadd Band — Steve Gadd Band Modern Lore — Julian Lage Laid Black — Marcus Miller Protocol 4 — Simon Phillips
Best Rock Performance:
“Four Out Of Five” — Arctic Monkeys WINNER: “When Good Does Bad” — Chris Cornell
“Made An America” — THE FEVER 333
“Highway Tune” — Greta Van Fleet
“Uncomfortable — Halestorm
Best Metal Performance:
“Condemned to the Gallows” — Between The Buried And Me
“Honeycomb” — Deafheaven WINNER: “Electric Messiah” — High on Fire
“Betrayer” — Trivium
“On My Teeth” — Underoath
Best Rock Song:
“Black Smoke Rising” — Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)
“Jumpsuit” — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
“MANTRA” — Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me The Horizon) WINNER: “Masseduction” — Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)
“Rats” — Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)
Best Rock Album:
Rainier Fog — Alice in Chains M A N I A — Fall Out Boy Prequelle — Ghost WINNER: From the Fires — Greta Van Fleet Pacific Daydream — Weezer
Best Alternative Music Album:
Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino — Arctic Monkeys WINNER: Colors — Beck Utopia — Björk American Utopia — David Byrne Masseduction — St. Vincent
Best R&B Performance:
“Long As I Live” — Toni Braxton
“Summer” — The Carters
“Y O Y” – Lalah Hathaway WINNER: “Best Part” — H.E.R. feat. Daniel Caesar
“First Began” — PJ Morton
Best Traditional R&B Performance:
WINNER (TIE): “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” — Leon Bridges
“Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight” — Bettye LaVette
“Honest” — MAJOR. WINNER (TIE): “How Deep Is Your Love” — PJ Morton feat. Yebba
“Made for Love” — Charlie Wilson feat. Lalah Hathaway
Best R&B Song:
WINNER: “Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
“Come Through and Chill” — Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel feat. J. Cole & Salaam Remi)
“Feels Like Summer” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
“Focus” — Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“Long As I Live” — Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
WINNER: Everything Is Love — The Carters The Kids Are Alright — Chloe x Halle Chris Dave And The Drumhedz — Chris Dave And The Drumhedz War & Leisure — Miguel Ventriloquism — Meshell Ndegeocello
Best R&B Album:
Love & Cigarettes — Toni Braxton Good Thing — Leon Bridges Honestly — Lalah Hathaway WINNER: H.E.R. — H.E.R. Gumbo Unplugged (Live) — PJ Morton
Best Rap Performance:
“Be Careful” — Cardi B
“Nice for What” — Drake WINNER (TIE): “King’s Dead” — Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake WINNER (TIE): “Bubblin” — Anderson .Paak
“Sicko Mode” — Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee
Best Rap/Sung Performance:
“Like I Do” — Christina Aguilera feat. GoldLink
“Pretty Little Fears” — 6lack feat. J. Cole WINNER: “This Is America” — Childish Gambino
“All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
“Rockstar” — Post Malone feat. 21 Savage
Best Rap Song:
WINNER: “God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
“King’s Dead” — Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)
“Lucky You” — R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem feat. Joyner Lucas)
“Sicko Mode” — Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)
“Win” — K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)
Best Rap Album:
WINNER: Invasion of Privacy — Cardi B Swimming — Mac Miller Victory Lap — Nipsey Hussle Daytona — Pusha T Astroworld — Travis Scott
Best Country Solo Performance:
“Wouldn’t It Be Great” — Loretta Lynn
“Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters” — Maren Morris WINNER: “Butterflies” — Kacey Musgraves
“Millionaire” — Chris Stapleton
“Parallel Line” — Keith Urban
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Shoot Me Straight” — Brothers Osborne WINNER: “Tequila” — Dan + Shay
“When Someone Stops Loving You” — Little Big Town
“Dear Hate” — Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill
“Meant To Be” — Bebe Rehxa & Florida Georgia Line
Best Country Song:
“Break Up In The End” — Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)
“Dear Hate” — Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)
“I Lived It” — Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton) WINNER: “Space Cowboy” — Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
“Tequila” — Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)
“When Someone Stops Loving You” — Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)
Best Country Album:
Unapologetically — Kelsea Ballerini Port Saint Joe — Brothers Osborne Girl Going Nowhere — Ashley McBryde WINNER: Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves From A Room: Volume 2 — Chris Stapleton
Best New Age Album:
Hiraeth — Lisa Gerrard & David Kuckhemann Beloved — Snatam Kaur WINNER: Opium Moon — Opium Moon Molecules Of Motion — Steve Roach Moku Maluhia – Peaceful Island — Jim Kimo West
Best Improvised Jazz Solo:
“Some of That Sunshine” — Regina Carter, soloist WINNER: “Don’t Fence Me In” — John Daversa, soloist
“We See” — Fred Hersch, soloist
“De-Dah” — Brad Mehldau, soloist
“Cadenas” — Miguel Zenón, soloist
Best Jazz Vocal Album:
My Mood Is You — Freddy Cole The Questions — Kurt Elling The Subject Tonight Is Love — Kate McGarry with Keith Ganz & Gary Versace If You Really Want — Raul Midón with The Metropole Orkest Conducted by Vince Mendoza WINNER: The Window — Cécile McLorin Savant
Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Diamond Cut — Tia Fuller Live In Europe — Fred Hersch Trio Seymour Reads The Constitution! — Brad Mehldau Trio Still Dreaming — Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade WINNER: Emanon — The Wayne Shorter Quartet
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
All About That Basie — The Count Basie Orchestra Directed by Scott Barnhart WINNER: American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom — John Daversa Big Band Featuring DACA Artists Presence — Orrin Evans And The Captain Black Big Band All Can Work — John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble Barefoot Dances And Other Visions — Jim McNeely & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band
Best Latin Jazz Album:
Heart of Brazil — Eddie Daniels WINNER: Back to the Sunset — Dafnis Preito Big Band West Side Story Reimagined — Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band Cinque — Elio Villafranca Yo Soy La Tradición — Miguel Zenón Featuring Spektral Quartet
GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC
Best Gospel Performance/Song:
“You Will Win” — Allen Carr & Jekalyn Carr, songwriters (Jekalyn Carr)
“Won’t He Do It” — Koryn Hawthorne, songwriter (Koryn Hawthorne) WINNER: “Never Alone” — Kirk Franklin & Victoria Kelly, songwriters (Tori Kelly feat. Kirk Franklin)
“Cycles” — Jonathan McReynolds, songwriter (Jonathan McReynolds feat. DOE)
“A Great Work” — Aaron W. Lindsey, Alvin Richardson & Brian Courtney Wilson, songwriters (Brian Courtney Wilson)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:
“Reckless Love” — Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver & Ran Jackson, songwriters (Cory Asbury) WINNER: “You Say” — Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram & Paul Mabury, songwriters (Lauren Daigle)
“Joy.” — Ben Glover, Matt Hales, Stephen Blake Kanicka, Seth Moslely, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters (for KING AND COUNTRY)
“Grace Got You” — David Garcia, Ben Glover, MercyMe, Solomon Olds & John Reuben, songwriters (MercyMe feat. John Reuben)
“Known” — Ethan Hulse, Jordan Sapp & Tauren Wells, songwriters (Tauren Wells)
Best Gospel Album:
One Nation Under God — Jekalyn Carr WINNER: Hiding Place — Tori Kelly Make Room — Jonathan McReynolds The Other Side — The Walls Group A Great Work — Brian Courtney Wilson
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
WINNER: Look Up Child — Lauren Daigle Hallelujah Here Below — Elevation Worship Living With A Fire — Jesus Culture Surrounded — Michael W. Smith Survivor: Live From Harding Prison — Zach Williams
Best Roots Gospel Album:
WINNER: Unexpected — Jason Crabb Clear Skies — Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Favorite: Revisited By Request — The Isaacs Still Standing — The Martins Love Love Love — Gordon Mote
Best Latin Pop Album:
Prometo — Pablo Alboran WINNER: Sincera — Claudia Brant Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Vol. 2 — Natalia Lafourcade 2:00 AM — Raquel Sofía Vives — Carlos Vives
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):
Primero Soy Mexicana — Angela Aguilar Mitad Y Mitad — Calibre 50 Totalmente Juan Gabriel Vol. II — Aida Cuevas Cruzando Borders — Los Texmaniacs Leyendas De Mi Pueblo — Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez WINNER: ¡México Por Siempre! — Luis Miguel
Best Tropical Latin Album:
Pa’ Mi Gente — Charlie Aponte Legado — Formell Y Los Van Van Orquesta Akokán — Orquesta Akokán Ponle Actitud — Felipe Peláez WINNER: Anniversary — Spanish Harlem Orchestra
AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC
Best American Roots Performance:
“Kick Rocks” — Sean Ardoin
“Saint James Infirmary Blues” — Jon Batiste WINNER: “The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
“All On My Mind” — Anderson East
“Last Man Standing — Willie Nelson
Best American Roots Song:
“All the Trouble” — Waylon Payne, Lee Ann Womack & Adam Wright, songwriters (Lee Ann Womack)
“Build a Bridge” — Jeff Tweedy, songwriter (Mavis Staples) WINNER: “The Joke” — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
“Knockin’ on Your Screen Door” — Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)
“Summer’s End” — Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)
Best Americana Album:
WINNER: By The Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile Things Have Changed — Bettye LaVette The Tree Of Forgiveness — John Prine The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone — Lee Ann Womack One Drop Of Truth — The Wood Brothers
Best Bluegrass Album:
Portraits In Fiddles — Mike Barnett Sister Sadie II — Sister Sadie Rivers And Roads — Special Consensus WINNER: The Travelin’ McCourys – The Travelin’ McCourys North Of Despair — Wood & Wire
Best Traditional Blues Album:
Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here — Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio Benton County Relic — Cedric Burnside WINNER: The Blues Is Alive and Well — Buddy Guy No Mercy In This Land — Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite Don’t You Feel My Leg (The Naughty Bawdy Blues Of Blue Lu Barker) — Maria Muldaur
Best Contemporary Blues Album:
WINNER: Please Don’t Be Dead — Fantastic Negrito Here In Babylon — Teresa James And The Rhythm Tramps Cry No More — Danielle Nicole Out Of The Blues — Boz Scaggs Victor Wainwright And The Train — Victor Wainwright And The Train
Best Folk Album:
Whistle Down The Wind — Joan Baez Black Cowboys — Dom Flemons Rifles & Rosary Beads — Mary Gauthier Weed Garden — Iron & Wine WINNER: All Ashore — Punch Brothers
Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V emerged as one of 2018’s surprises, as it was surprising the project was even released to begin with. Though the album quickly amassed streams and sales, many audiophiles and hipster types found themselves asking one burning question: where is the vinyl? After all, the once archaic means of listening to music has undergone a renaissance. No longer a niche market, many millennials have copped themselves record players and classic projects to spin. Though pricier than the alternatives, vinyl offers a uniquely warm audio quality that has yet to be replicated by a digital means.
Sadly, the hip-hop game has been relatively slow to adapt to the vinyl game. It’s not uncommon to see recent releases take a minute to crack the vinyl market. Luckily, Lil Wayne has officially dropped a vinyl version of Tha Carter V, which he rolled out in late January. Those who pre-ordered the album should also be expecting their copies any day now, so if you count yourselves among that group, rest easy.Look out for that Carter V vinyl at a record store near you. Any vinyl fans in the mix? Sound off below with your prized possession.