Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Like the original song ( jointly written by Darey and Cobhams Asuquo), the remix is an anthem for the all-popular Lagos Lady (Sisi Eko, a regular in the vocabulary of Lagos).
Party-riders will groove to this joint; clubs will love the increased tempo and the outcome of Darey and Flavour's amazing styles.
"We did this for the Ladies again" Darey says. "And I'm glad my friend, Flavour is able to join me on this celebration of our beautiful women".
Both singers pour adulation on the subject of the song; painting pictures of a blissful union; willing to give it all to keep her despite all the drama that comes with wooing her.
The new single, Darey says, is the first of many remixes to come; as the multi-award winning musician prepares to release a remix album this summer. The remix album will be released online and in the Nigerian market; as Darey continues works to complete his first international album later this year.
Listen, download and comment.
The Jarmzone recalls her recent single, "Palava"...listen, download and comment.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Featuring B-boy crew showcases and battles from the best B-boy crews in Nigeria.
The Winning crew represents Nigeria at the 2011 Battle of the Year Africa regional finals in Harare, Zimbabwe and possibly represents Africa at the Battle of the Year World finals in Montpelier, France.
Date: August 14th , 2011
Venue: Indoor Sports Hall University of Lagos
Gate Pass: N500.
For enquiries, visit www.battleoftheyearnigeria.com OR call 08067533668
Saturday, July 23, 2011
It can be in any genre, it could be in English or pidgin or in any Nigerian language – all it needs to be is tuneful and catchy, and it must convey the immense gratitude that MTN feels for ten amazing years of partnership and growth! 10 songs will be selected from all the entries by the public and a panel of experts. The successful songs will be included in a special 10th year anniversary album to be released soon.
As if having your song heard all over Nigeria isn't much of a promise, MTN will also be giving away a total of 5 million Naira to singers and musicians whose works make it to the official MTN@10 anniversary album.
It's been an amazing 10 years of unimaginable change since MTN began services in Nigeria in 2001. Also, as part of plans to directly communicate with subscribers, MTN has vamped up her activities on social media platforms – Twitter and Facebook – hotspots to interact with consumers.
If you have got what it takes, here is a quick step on how to get started:
Step 1: Write a "Thank You" song on behalf of MTN to Nigerians.
Step 2: Upload the lyrics or go ahead and record an amateur video (60secs) of yourself singing it or an mp3 file of your song (Don't worry about it being perfect, we will perfect it).
Step 3 - Upload it on www.facebook.com/MTNLoaded or upload it on your Facebook page and share the link with us and stand a chance to win the following:
• 10 Songs that make it to the final stage will win N500,000 each and will feature in the MTN @10 Music Album•
Other consolation prizes for 10 follow up winners will be 1 BlackBerry each. Entry submission ends on July 28, 2011. You can follow MTN on twitter: www.twitter.com/MTNNG (@MTNNG).
Posted by James Silas at 1:46 PM
Thursday, July 21, 2011
According to an insider report, the telecommunications giant is currently in the middle of discussions with a delegation of music executives and producers that will work on selecting the final songs for the album compilation.
Jarmzone shall keep you updated…
Posted by James Silas at 2:54 PM
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I think it's a good video but there's something about the end that I really don't get but maybe you might understand better... Watch and leave a comment - tell us what you think.
Better Than Her - Eva Da Diva.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tokunbo has grown and identified his spot in the music art. He sings, write songs and produces plus he plays the drums, keyboard, guitar and the talking drum. - he is a total package.
The young talent is currently a Theater Arts undergraduate at Lagos State University.
Jarmzone premiers his debut single "Omoge" featuring Kida Kudz...Listen and download... you can also leave a comment and let us know what you think!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Produced by Samklef, the 3 minutes 43 seconds track officially debuted today on Beat FM's 'Morning Rush' show with Olisa and Oreka.
Making the list of talents to laud and reinforce the message of the theme for this year; "Standout. Surpass. Break from the Norm" are Waje, Ill Bliss, Ice Prince and Wizkid.
According to Black House Media, hosts for this year's Headies awards ceremony; Eldee and Rita Dominic, who marked her birthday today joined Olisa and Oreka on the show to chat and entertain questions from fans.
The premier of the much awaited theme song on Beat FM today and the hosts visit officially kicked off The Headies 2011 in grand style.
Posted by James Silas at 9:06 PM
Monday, July 11, 2011
Contrary to the above, Flavour told Jarmzone - "I have no contract with Anderson, just an MOU with Mr. Odelugo. The contract was to take effect from my next album. I have no sign on fee, no house as promised and no car, which were my requirements for the commencement of the deal".
Responding to how he met Mr. Odelugo and Anderson Obiagwu, Flavour said, "After my performance in Houston, last year, I met with Igwe Odelugo who still is a good friend of mine; we rubbed minds and he showed interest in building up a music powerhouse which I advised would be a good step due to his passion and financial strength. Anderson is Igwe's boy who was later introduced to me in Nigeria as Igwe's assistant because of Igwe's tight business affairs in the USA".
In the press statement release last week, the label said that it rebranded Flavour with a view to marketing him as an international artiste of class; they shot two videos "My Woman Is Gone" (in New York) and "Nwa Baby" (in South Africa). The service of a personal publicist was also employed to further propel the artist to an enviable position of reckoning.
"I decided to give them a huge percentage of my earnings because they assisted in the shooting of my video. I realized they are amateurs and lack the capacity needed. So I opted out, they have no office they don't give me shows and they failed in their responsibilities so many times", Flavour responds.
Speaking on the challenge on the deal with Badbeats Records, Flavour says, "I thank God because everything I am today is by God's grace, and my loyal fans. My two albums were financed by me and me alone. Badbeats has done nothing for me, just paying the press to say they have signed me and given me heaven and earth. I noticed their selfish interest on time so I called everything off. They failed in their promise for a car, a house and sign on fee. They haven't given me a single show and they have collected 60 percent of over 15 shows within and outside Nigeria. I thought with time they will stabilize but with the selfishness of Anderson involved, I seriously doubted their future. I just want to be by myself like before".
Asking if there was an attempt to be civil about the issues by both parties talking about it, Flavour says, "the issue is not money or fame; it's the mindset of the people you are working with. I still have a healthy relationship with Igwe but I'd rather be by myself and focus on my music not people".
Flavour confirms to be working on his third album; however, it will not be released on Badbeats Records. "Do not believe everything you read. I want to thank my fans because before Badbeats they made me famous and okay, after Badbeats, Oringo continues after all", he says.
Posted by James Silas at 5:57 PM
Saturday, July 9, 2011
"We've been separated since January", Ara says. "But because I do not want rumours to start flying, and I think, out of respect, all my friends and fans need to know what's happening to me, I think
it's right to set the records straight once and for all on this. We're no longer together and we're both happy. We've both moved on.
"I'm single again. But I will not be searching for now. I've taken this decision very painfully; and it's particularly a tough and sensitive time for me and my son. And I plead with my friends and fans to put us in their prayers at this period".
The musician who is working to release her new materials, while also dedicating her time to helping disadvantaged women and children, says she will not be granting any interviews for now. "I want to give my son all the attention he needs; and when I do have to talk, it'll be about my current love : My music".
In conclusion she says, "I pray my friends in the media understand this. They've been very supportive since my early days. And I believe they'll stand by me at this trying period also".
Posted by James Silas at 7:30 AM
Monday, July 4, 2011
Lineo, who buried his late mum recently has summoned courage to continue with his music career and the album listening party in the UK is one of the lineup of plans to unveil his debut album. According to him, "After the UK listening party, I will return to Lagos to commence a club tour to boost awareness for the coming album."
The upcoming yet-to-be-titled album shelters songs like his hit single, "Show Me The Money" Ft. Dagrin, "Feel It" Ft. 2Face Idibia and "Give Me Some More", which leaked recently. Other artists on the coming album include YQ, Terry G, Cartiair, Olamide to mention a few. "It's a loaded album and the listening party and club tour is an opportunity for fans to have a taste of the content of the coming album."
Lineo's UK Album Listening Party is supported by Ben TV - UK, HiTV, Jarmzone Blogspot and MyLineo TV. It will hold at ZANZIBAR 291 KIRKDALE SYDENHAM SE26 4QD, London. Admission: Ladies free before 11.30pm; Men: £10 before 1am (Charges may increase after that); VIP tables: £250: according to the organizers, there will also be 100% free birthday gift pack for all celebrants.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Starting July 2011, MTV Base and STV will introduce a series of brand new, co produced TV shows on their 18:00 - 19:00 block, airing Mondays to Saturdays. The shows will include a host of Nigerian themed music and lifestyle programmes and the partners' first ever Friday night entertainment show, to be filmed on location in STV's Lagos studios.
The new-look MTV Base block on STV will include The Official Club Chart (a weekly Nigerian club chart mixed by top Nigerian DJs) and Street Request, a weekly request show that will see MTV camera crews invading various Lagos hot-spots to ask viewers to select their hottest songs.
Tuesday nights will welcome the return of MTV Base quiz show Base.IQ, the ultimate pro-am test of music knowledge, while Wednesday evenings will see the makeover of MTV's famous format MVP (Most Voted Playlist), with a purely Naija twist - as viewers take over the programming reins to choose their favourite Nigerian music videos.
The highlight of STV's MTV Base block will be an exciting off-the-wall Friday night studio-based show, packed with stars, celebrity interviews, entertainment news and hot new music videos. Starting August 5, 2011, the as-yet unnamed show will be hosted by a top Naija celebrity, ably assisted by VJ "C-VON" Okpala.
As an added treat, through July and August, C-VON will be hosting a special series called Flashback – looking back at some of the coolest Nigerian content from the MTV Base's programming archive.
Full of treats, Flashback is the place to catch sight of exclusive footage of Nigerian stars before they "blew up", including a younger 2Face Idibia talking about his journey to stardom or a youthful D'Banj before he climbed to A-list in 2006!
The late-nite MTV Base's block, airing on STV 23:00-00:00 Wednesday to Saturday, will continue to showcase international programming sourced from MTV channels around the world including long-form music programming, reality shows, documentary series, awards shows and drama series.
According to Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV
Networks Africa, "We are thrilled to work with STV to elevate the MTV Base block to the next level by introducing relevant and edgy programming that is tailored squarely for the Nigerian youth audience".
On the other hand, Guy Murray-Bruce, President, Silverbird Television said "STV is very proud to partner with MTV on this venture as not only are they a global brand but one that caters for the youth market which constitutes over 60% of the world's population. It's a market that STV believes in and caters for via our content on TV. Together STV and MTV are providing quality content on TV for the youth of Nigeria".
Posted by James Silas at 3:03 PM
While there were early talks on the possibility of having Darey host
the show, we wish to state clearly that HE HAS NOT BEEN CONTRACTED to
host or perform at this event.
We do not only find news reports and releases from the organisers mischievous; but also misleading and unprofessional. And we'd like the
general public to know that Darey is not in anyway, directly or remotely involved with this event."
Still quoting the singer's management, they said "Our Lawyers are already in touch with them, hoping they will correct
this misinformation, with the clear stand that if this is not done, we will be willing to pursue legal means available to us.
Darey released his first international single in the UK on June 19. He is also rounding up work on his UK album, as well as a special album for the Nigerian market.
For regular information on Darey, please kindly visit http://darey.com or http://soulmuzik.com.
Posted by James Silas at 12:34 PM