VIDEO: Losing The Headies Award Really Affected Me – Lil Kesh on ‘The Grill’

We have certainly moved on from the dramatic happenstance that ensued on The Headies award stage in the wake of the 2016 year. However, while superstar act Lil Kesh was getting grilled on the hot seat, he made some frantic revelations on how losing the Next Rated award has affected him. Recall that he has exercised some hush reserve on this subject matter since the details spewed out to the public.

Watch it on tooXclusive TV!

‘Teebillz Made Me Dump My Sony/ATV Music Deal’ – Tiwa Savage

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Last month, it was officially announced that Mavins first lady, Tiwa Savage, had finally solidified her deal with American rapper, Jay Z’s Roc Nation. Taking things a bit further, her profile, has now been uploaded onto the label’s official website.

Tiwa, via a quote on her profile, revealed how estranged husband, Teebillz, played a major role in creating the Tiwa Brand we all love today. According to the singer, Teebillz, made her dump her songwriting career abroad to kick-start a very successful music career in Nigeria.

“I met Tunji and he told me about the growing Afrobeats scene back home in Nigeria. He thought I was wasting my talents being a songwriter and a backing singer and pushed me to move back to Africa. At first I thought it was a bit of a step backwards but he was adamant that this was my future. He knew it was what would set me apart from the rest.”

Before returning home, Tiwa Savage, had a music deal with Sony/ATV as a writer, which saw her co-writing songs for international stars like; Babyface, Kat Deluna, Fantasia and Monica. She was also privileged to provide background vocals for George Micheal, Mary J Blige, and on late Whitney Houston’s 2009 album ‘I Look To You’.

Watch Poe’s Face-Off Interview / Freestyle On FACTORY78

Factory78 caught up with talented Nigerian rapper Poe during his promo tour of the U.K. The “Adore her” rapper talks about the rap game in Africa naming his favourite spitters including gushing over his soon to be released project , his work on the critically acclaimed music bunch “The Collective” and lots more.

Watch the exclusive interview with the interesting Poe alongside his dope freestyle right here on Factory78tv.

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VIDEO: Singer Ice Prince Shares Preview Of Track Off Forthcoming Album

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Ice Prince releases a preview of the visuals of the single ‘Teardrops’ off his forthcoming third studio album “Jos to the World”.

According to the rapper, the visuals are not official neither does the audio represent the final version. The rapper has two official singles out – ‘Chike’ featuring Korede Bello and ‘Excellency’ featuring DJ Buckz, which are expected on the album.

Other singles like ‘Feelings’, ‘No mind dem’, ‘Seasons’ are expected to make the cut on the new album “Jos to the world” .

His new album follows “Everybody loves Ice Prince”(2011) and “Fire of Zamani” (2013).

The rapper was recently on a Lagos radio show where he got talking about his new imprint and signing acts under it. Watch visuals for the preview created by UAiMAGES in Lagos, Nigeria.

VIDEO: I Never Left YBNL – Lil Kesh on ‘The Grill’

The media has been awash with insinuations about the real reasons why Lil Kesh left… or rather, refused to renew his contract with YBNL. There’s been a myriad of speculations and hear-says especially for those factoring sentiments that YBNL happened to be the platform from which he launched into stardom.

Well, tooXclusive got Mr Miyagi on ‘The Grill‘ to express his thoughts on this lingering brouhaha. Imagine our satisfaction when he made this doubt clearing declaration. Perhaps we let the issue finally rest now?

Watch below and find out!

Things You Need To Know About Young John The Wicked Producer

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Udomboso John Saviours (born February 16, 1995) popularly known as YoungJohn (d wicked producer) is a multi-talented producer that hails from Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria.

He is perhaps best known for producing a string of hit singles like “Story for the gods” by Olamide, “Tana Wole” by Jaywon, “Gbese” by Lil Kesh, “Ladi” ft. Lil Kesh, Olamide and Phyno and the recent Number 1 hit by Olamide titled “BoBo”.

Young John spent most part of his life in the western part of Nigeria attending Ideal Foundation Primary School in Ibadan, Oritamefa Baptist Model School in Ibadan before moving on to GOF College In Osun state.

He’s studying Communication and Language Arts (CLA) in the University of Ibadan. YoungJohn production style has been described as an up-tempo, dance oriented, and catchy yet simple melodic Afro-pop style.

His work ethic has been praised by the industry considering the number of artist he has worked with within a very short period of time.

The Wicked Producer grew up in a church environment playing musical instruments from a very early age especially the drums and keyboard. He has since then moved on from the church scene working with various artistes like Olamide, Jaywon, Sexy Steel, Stringz, Sukanmi, Davido, Reminisce,Phyno, Charass, Lil Kesh, Danaagog, BuckWylla, Yung Kay, Viktoh, LAX, among many others.

Young John was formerly part of a group called (AVG) formed with his brothers Marvelous, Gideon and manager, Dipson, until he signed to HitFactory Studio Lagos in 2012 to pursue his solo career as a producer and artist. His affiliation with YBNL is not by fluke but by a strong mutual and business relationship created between Hitfactory Studio and YBNL Nation.

Olamide’s studio album titled Street OT, released on 14th November 2014, can attest to that as YoungJohn produced 5 solid hits which included; Real MVP, Prayer for the client, Blood Money , Story for the Gods, and Falila Ketan.

YoungJohn has several hits in the pipeline with the biggest names in the industry which includes production on the most anticipated sophomore album of Davido titled “Biggest Backside” ft. B-Red and Reminisce’s Album (BABAHAFUSA) “Busayo” ft. Ice Prince.

Iyanya Threatens OAP For Talking About His Issue With Ubi On A Show (Read The Conversation)

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Singer, Iyanya, has again found himself in the news, and again, its Ubi Franklin related.

According to Thenet.ng, Iyanya, threatened an OAP with Hit FM Calabar, for daring to talk about his split from former manager, Ubi Franklin, on his radio show.

The OAP, known as Last Prophet, on August 2, 2016, weighed in on the Iyanya/Ubi issue, talking about their recent split on his Otwetwe

On the show, Last Prophet commented saying :

he wondered if Iyanya was planning to return back to Calabar where he started from

This comment, obviously did not sit well with fans of the singer, who contacted him. Not long, the ‘Oreo’ crooner put a call through to the OAP threatening him.

In the phone conversation which was later leaked, Iyanya was heard saying:


I don’t depend on my strive (sic), but i depend on God to take me further, this is Iyanya speaking, brother let this be the first and the last time that you will make that kind of statement that you made about me on your show. I have never had any issue with you, don’t ever in your whole life mention my issue with Ubi on your show. I’ve had different people call me to make that report, the next time you do I’ll show you another side of me.

The OAP, Last Prophet, was also contacted for his side of the story and this is whatr he had to say;

I was shocked at Iyanya’s phone call. I’m a comedian and OAP, my show is a comedy show in pidgin English. All I did was make jokes from the situation, which is what anyone else would have done. I only feel bad because I’m sure he would not do that to any OAP in Lagos; he did it to me because he feels I’m in Calabar and he can just threaten me like that.

Efforts to reach the newly signed Temple Mnagaement Company act proved abortive as at the time of this report