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Woss-Wobi! Now That Everyone Is Looking

His ad-lib goes with a hiss followed by WosS-Wobi in quick succession- calling out to a person/various people intensely. Not a courteous way, but it catches your attention- he’s not selling himself as a refined man. A Lagos Uni grad, who, I previously (from the chart topping Indomie with Olamide)  felt has a style that is very energetic and refreshing but doubt will keep people entertained for too long. One single after the other and scoring various features with Dj Xclusive, the new kid is now straight balling. 

The new track ‘nowo e soke‘ (raise your hands) featuring wizkid is now an anthem in many night clubs’ dance floor.  Wizkid knew he had to do a better street jam as davido ft Olamide ‘Money’,  so he jumped at the offer to feature on the track with CDQ.

He has a preferred producer. I mean, sunny nweke/masterkraft is a ubiquitous part of his verses.  And together they’re affirming that the streets has really taken over.

 

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Nomination List: Headies 2014.

The-Headies

While you’ll have to wait to cast votes for your favorite Afro-Pop stars, Hip-Hop world have in mean time released the nomination list of this year’s annual music awards, THE HEADIES.

Take a good look at the list below:

THE HEADIES 2014 – NOMINEES LIST
(YEAR IN REVIEW: JULY 2013 – JUNE 2014)

1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in year under review.
IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
ALWAYS ON MY MIND – NOSA
ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS ASUQUO

2. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.
DON JAZZY – DOROBUCCI
PHEELZ – ELEDA MI O
T SPIZE – AYE
LEGENDURY BEATZ – CARO
SHIZZY – SKELEWU
DEL B – PULL OVER

3. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.
ADA ADA BY FLAVOUR – CLARENCE PETERS
TOH BAD BY NIYOLA – KEMI ADETIBA
JUST LIKE THAT BY RAYCE – AJE
OYA NOW BY JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI – UNLIMITED LA
PERSONALLY BY P-SQUARE – JUDE “ENGEES” OKOYE & CLARENCE PETERS

4. BEST R&B/POP ALBUM
A category for the best R&B/Pop Album in the year under review (by single individual or group).
THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
TAKEOVER – KCEE
ONCE UPON A TIME – TIW SAVAGE
ME, MY MOUTH & EYE – SOUND SULTAN
L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY

5. BEST R&B SINGLE
A category for the best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group).
LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
PLAN B – WANDE COAL
DON GORDON – BURNA BOY

6. BEST POP SINGLE
A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)
DOROBUCCI – MAVIN CREW
AYE – DAVIDO
JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE
PULL OVER – KCEE
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
CARO – STAR BOY FEATURING WIZKID AND L.A.X
SURULERE – DR. SID

7. BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE
A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in year under review (by single individual or group).
GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING
LEAD ME ON – CYNTHIA MORGAN
STINKING SH#T – CHOPSTIX FEATURING ICE PRINCE, YUNG L AND ENDIA.
ONLY YOU – JESSE JAGZ FT. WIZKID
MURDA – SEYI SHAY FT. PATORANKING & SHAYDEE

8. BEST RAP ALBUM
A Non-Voting Category for the Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group In Year Under Review.
NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO
ALAGA IBILE- REMINISCE
BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OLAMIDE
THY NATION COME – JESSE JAGZ

9. BEST COLLABO
A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).
OYA NOW – JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI
EMERGENCY – WIZZY PRO FEATURING SKALES, PATORANKING AND RUNTOWN
SURULERE – DR. SID & DON JAZZY
PASS YOU BY – BLACK MAGIC FT. ORITSE FEMI
GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING
DOROBUCCI – MAVINS

10. BEST RAP SINGLE
A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.
PARCEL- PHYNO
DOPE MONEY – OLAMIDE FT. PHYNO
SHOTZ ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE FT. SARKODIE
RAP IT UP – POSLY TD
DEAF – EVA ALORDIAH
WTF – ILL BLISS

11. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.
IYAWO MI – TIMI DAKOLO
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
WHY YOU LOVE ME – NOSA
ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS

12. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

LOVE TO LOVE YOU – NIYOLA FT. BANKYW
WANTED – TIWA SAVAGE
WINDOW – MONICA OGAH
GOOD MAN – RUBY

13. NEXT RATED
This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased (or signed) act in the year under review.
PATORANKING
RUNTOWN
OREZI
SKALES
YEMI ALADE

14. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.
TIWA SAVAGE – ONCE UPON A TIME
SEAN TIZZLE – THE JOURNEY
BURNA BOY – L.I.F.E
KCEE – TAKE OVER

15. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
A non-voting category for the Rap Artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.
SHOTS ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE
RAP IT UP – POSLY TD
GOD ON THE MIC – JESSE JAGZ
KPANSH – YUNG 6IX

16. BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
SHOKI – LIL’ KESH FT. OLAMIDE & DAVIDO
DOROBUCCI – MAVIN
ALOBAM – PHYNO

17. BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG
A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.
BOLAJI – BOJ
BODY- BLACK MAGIC FEATURING BANKY W
GOOD MAN – RUBY
WHY YOU LOVE YOU – NOSA

18. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (in every realm: Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (Sales and popularity).
THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY
BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OAMIDE
NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO

19. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.
DAVIDO
WIZKID
KCEE
TIWA SAVAGE
OLAMIDE
PHYNO
FLAVOUR

20. SONG OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. This category is usually decided by voting.
AYE – DAVIDO
PULL OVER – KCEE
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSEFEMI
SURULERE – DR. SID
DOROBUCCI – MAVINS
JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE

21. BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE
A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding single/album and astonishing achievements and infiltration into Nigeria in year under review.
MAFIKIZOLO
SARKODIE
DIAMONDZ
R2BEES

22. HALL OF FAME
Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.
SIR (DR.) VICTOR UWAIFO

What Makes A Great Hip-Hop Artist

What Makes A Great Hip-Hop Artist by @shiznnitz
Though the term hip-hop is a sub-culture defined by four (4)key elements: MC-ing/rapping,  DJ-ing/scratching,  break-dancing and graffiti writing, however for the sake of simplicity we would restrict the use of the term hip-hop to mean rhythm and poetry (rap).
I’m not a performer of hip-hop; a devoted consumer of the art is more like it. Although I would love to compile my own list, naming one hip-hop act above the other, but to be honest, we are yet to be given pointers on how to determine a better artist or rather the best. Most times it’s just about how an highly rated critic feels about it.
They say delivery, yet I feel all the songs we’re able to listen to are well delivered, I mean in truth, a bad delivery would mean the song won’t get listeners (its basic reasoning that’s why songs sell or don’t sell). These elements set the standards for acceptability and marketability.
Another element they point out is content- now before I go further ,  I’ll bring an instance of a very good rapper(in my opinion), Vector YSG in his feature on OD wood’s track, saying ‘if you need loving I’ll come, to sample your Davido album’.  The Davido album in the context refers to the title of the album OBO, which means something in his native tongue (Yoruba), but you can’t fully appreciate the line (his word play) if you don’t understand what it means.  So yes I agree content should be a pointer, but then again music is an intangible art form, such that it can only be perceived, and perceptions vary , hence the varying extent of consumption of the content. This element in this particular subject is now flawed.
Another important feature of an emcee is his ability to brag. Rappers tend to carry around with them this “I’m the best and no one can touch me” kind of attitude.  Who recalls the all star track by TI, “Swagga Like Us” off his 2008 album, Paper Trail? The track featured 3 heavyweights, including Lil Wayne, Jay Z, and Kanye West . Guess what they were rapping about? Every single one of them was the self-acclaimed best.
More recently LOS did a song “Bad Guy P” and then did the remix with Banky W. He said on the track “and I’m not even a rapper though” yet  he delivered a good rap verse and  yes, he also claimed he’s the best. C’mon Mr. Wellington, be merciful on dem beat.
The most important thing I believe is proficiency, and how do we measure this, by follower-ship, amount of records sold (statistics). Because frankly, that’s the simplest way to look at it. This way the consumers have spoken for themselves, not waiting for some award committee.  In 2011 BET awards, when Busta Rhymes was presented an award and  the crowd’s reaction was massive, he said in his speech ‘When you get this kind of noise from the fans after receiving an award, it tells you the extent to which your work is being appreciated, ‘cause sometimes we don’t know where the award committees conjure up their awardees list.’ That to me, sums it all up.
However, I believe that any artist that sells 500k units, deserves to be called a king in his own lane.