Another edition of heatmeter, we present two besties – which would you do – Kel or Lami?
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Nigerian Pop singer, DIPP is out with the remix to his previous single ‘Good Girls’. On the remix of the hit track, he enlists three beautiful and deadly female MCs, Blaise, Kel and Muna who go hard on the track. ‘Good Girls Remix’ is likely to be the last single DIPP will release before he drops his highly anticipated album, ‘Future Is Now’. There would be on the look out for ‘Ko So Ro Nbe’ video featuring the late rapper Da Grin. Special effects wizard, MEX is putting finishing touches on the video which is said to be light years better than the award winning ‘Pop Off Selecta’. Good Girls Remix was produced by E-Kelly.
Pop singer and ladies man, DIPP is set to release the remix of one of his new singles ‘Good Girls’ featuring YQ any moment from now. The remix is set to feature three top female rappers, Blaise, Kel and Muna respectively. The lineup is indeed a hot one as these three female emcees are regarded as the best in the country. Following the theme of the song which is about discovering a good girl in the club, we at Question Mark have decided to play the role of a matchmaker. We were wondering which one of the female rappers would make a suitable girlfriend for DIPP. This is not the first time the singer will have a high-profile girlfriend. It was rumoured a while back that he was romantically involved with Nigeria’s dance queen. Curious to know which of the ladies will make the best girlfriend we decided to do a little analysis.
1. Blaise- Once a member of the defunct rap clique, Da Trybe, Blaise’s career has been filled with a series of starts and stops (more stops). Widely regarded as the best female Nigerian rapper she has gained a small but strong cult following within rap circles.
Physical Appearance: Not really much of a stunner. She does have a cute face though but not classically beautiful. We sense her beauty may lie in her personality.
Sex Appeal: Nope, on to the next one.
Social Status- Doesn’t go out much, not seen in popular parties or gigs. She is somewhat of a recluse, keeps to herself.
Verdict- We sense little or no chemistry here. While DIPP would be out partying she would be indoors. Even when she comes out in public they won’t stand out as a couple.
2. Kel – She broke out in the industry with her hit song ‘Wa Waa Alright’ and was quickly tagged as Nigeria’s sexiest rapper. After she dropped her debut album in 2009 it has all been downhill for the female rapper. Personal drama has overshadowed a once promising career.
Physical Appearance- If she can tuck that tummy in, loose some of the fat she will be hot. She definitely has to go back to her Wa Waa Alright days. Although a lot of guys are fronting, Kel can get it any day of the week.
Sex Appeal- Like we said she can still get it…again.
Social Status- Regular club hopper, champagne guzzler, VIP chilling chick Verdict- Fine boy, fine girl what’s there not to like. Their relationship will keep the tabloids buzzing, although we are wondering if DIPP can cope with all of Kel’s personal drama.
3. Muna- Former MBGN turned rapper. Her hard rhymes betray her beautiful face and physique. Steadily gaining fans due to her scene stealing cameos. Still doesn’t have that single that will launch her career.
Physical Appearance- Body of a goddess, she couldn’t have said it any better. Hands down she is Nigeria’s most beautiful and sexiest rapper, the perfect arm candy. Sex Appeal- Even women fancy her. I guess that closes the chapter.
Social Status- If there is a VIP lounge in the VVIP section, Muna would be there chugging Rose and downing Ciroc bottles. She is a wonder to behold as she saunters on the red carpet. She belongs to the crème de la crème. Verdict- This is the hottest pairing. They are both hot and rising stars in the entertainment industry. A duet between the two of them will be a smash hit even though it sucks. That’s to show how people will be interested in their affair and having them on the cover of a magazine will sell mad copies. We however have fears that the relationship won’t last for long.
Female soulful singer, Lami Philips would be performing tracks off her debut album – Intuition and unreleased records from her forthcoming album with a live band on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Also, on the bill are colleagues and friends – OJB Jezreel, M.I, Eldee the Don, Ikon, Kel, Sound Sultan and a number of others who featured on some of the works in both the current album offer a glimpse into her forthcoming sophomore album.
Lami speaking on the event tagged Lami Unplugged – promising guest an experience of live music of a different brand- said: “I want to use the opportunity to appreciate my friends and fans who have stuck with me since I arrived on the scene. I haven’t been very much available to them because of so many commitments but they have enjoyed my music and made me feel loved and I just want to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to them.”
“All the songs would be delivered in a special way different from the way they appeared on the CD so that the guests can feel them in a different way while I introduce them to some of the songs on the forthcoming album,” she added.
She was born in Chicago, Illinois and educated at Queens’ College in Lagos, Roedan School, Brighton in the UK, Universities of Kent and Nottingham and also has an Executive MBA from Pennsylvania University in the USA. She returned to Nigeria in 2009 to make her mark on the music industry with the release of her debut single, “Know” with M.I. The album followed in February, 2010 and her stock has continued to rise since then.
Later the same year, in August, she was appointed an Advocate for the United Nations Millennium Campaign. This thrusts her into the forefront of raising awareness about the Millennium Development Goals and the General Elections in Nigeria. She also has her own NGO called Be the Change.
Video for ‘Know’ featuring M.I.:
Female rapper Kel makes a comeback after battling weight and label issues. Promotional art (as seen above) bears the management company, Metal Entertainment which tells she is going independent after her exit from Clarence peters’ Capital Hill Record, contrary to speculations that she was leaving her contract with aforementioned label to join the Chocolate city or Banky W’s EME label. ‘Action’ is produced by DJ Klem.
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Do share your thought on the single – Would ‘action’ be a befitting comeback after her battles or it fails?
‘Good music perfectly relays what the author innately feels or intends to convey.’ – We Plug Good Music
A Prelude to the Future is that definitive window into the pool of the most current and distinguished artists and music that you should know about.
Since February 2009, We Plug GOOD Music has consistently provided its online community with the very best emerging music from all around the world vis-a-vis plugging these emerging artists to a wider range of audiences via its’ websites & online radio show as well as bringing quality live music to diverse audiences in and around London (UK) & Lagos (Nigeria) via their ‘One Mic’ showcases.
‘We Plug GOOD Music‘ has established an online presence successfully plugging the emerging music that commercial radio doesn’t play, Aiming to push the true artform of music and NOT necessarily what the industry calls ‘good’ & in theirconsistent, continuous bid & effort to keep plugging the best of NEW & EMERGING Performing Artistes, they’ve come together with 20 of the most promising emerging artists to create ‘The Future is NOW’ project beginning with this ‘A Prelude to the Future’ mixtape
A Prelude to the Future features 20 of the best emerging artists that we have come across over the last year from all around the word & Specifically hand-picked from the ever-budding Nigerian Music scene is an array of amazing artists (with exclusive and unreleased material) including…
WAJE an incredible emerging Songstress, whose name is fast becoming a strong brand in Nigeria after having worked with the biggest African R&B duo, P-Square on 2007’s massive hit record, ‘Do Me’ and releasing two hugely successful singles herself, ‘Somewhere’ & ‘Kolo’. She is widely regarded as the Queen of R&B in Nigeria and her discography already includes collaborations with huge African artists such as Banky W, Eldee the Don and J Martins. We also feature emerging ‘Alternative Soul’ Singer/Song-writer BEZ, a natural performer with a charismatic and playful stage presence who has previously opened for International Sensation, Asa & performed alongside Nigeria’s premiere artists like Tuface, 9ice & D’Banj as well as World-renowned Hip-Hop/Soul singer, Nneka. Bez also took part in the Nigerian leg of the 2009’s Hennessy Artistry Series which culminated in the Series Finale in NYC featuring the legendary Common & The Roots.
KEL, the Poster Child of Nigerian Hip-Hop, who right now at such an early stage in her career & with the release of her first and only album so far, has already been nominated for a number of prestigious awards in the Nigerian Music industry including the MTV Africa Music Awards (Best Female), the Hip-Hop World Awards (Best Rap Album), the Future Nigeria Awards (Musician of the Year) and the Dynamix Awards (Best New Artiste), blesses us with a Remot-produced exclusive for ‘A Prelude to the Future’. Also featured on this mixtape is ‘Urban Soul’ Singer/Rapper/Song-writer & 6-time Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) nomineeNAIRA (Nigerian American I Represent Africa) who, having already worked with & shared stages with the likes of Tuface Idibia,Raskimono, Banky W, Naeto C & Stacey Epps as well as contributing two original songs to the soundtrack for MTV Film’s ‘My Super Psycho Sweet 16′, has taken time out of recording her forthcoming album ‘Fearless: The Art of Letting Go’ to link up with US-based Nigerian producer Kid Konnect for an exclusive track just for this project.
Also introducing Nigerian-born Yomi ‘GREEDS’ Sode, who is an emerging talented and eclectic spoken word artist, has been able to showcase and experiment with numerous musical styles & lyrical expressions so far in his infant career. In little over two years on the UK scene, he has shared the stage with amazing established poets such as David J, Kat Francois, Tshaka Campbell & Floetic Lara as well as new generation poets like Inua Ellams, Dean Atta, Deanna Rodger & James Massiah. On his latest release ‘Sampler 4’, GREEDS continues to bring a new sound to performance poetry & push the art form forward to the unaware.
You will also get to hear new, exclusive, previously unheard & some re-released material from some of the finest emerging artists we’ve been privileged to work with, in the genres of Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B & Spoken Word from all around the world including emerging UK Soul & Hip-Hop artists Shanaz Dorsett, The BB Architects, AKS & Shadez the Misfit, America’s fast-rising underground Hip-Hop and R&B artists Remot, Midian, EOM & Emay, Spoken Word artists Greeds & Zayna Daze and so much more in this 20-track opus & ode to EMERGING MUSIC.
We Plug GOOD Music presents: A Prelude to the Future is NOW available for FREE download at: http://www.wepluggoodmusic.bandcamp.com
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The Tweet above from Naeto C was a response to Kel wishing for an Ipad – she took to Twitter , saying: “I want an iPad? ~ thnx to show offs like @MisterBoulders, @Naetoc and @segundemuren, I want one as well”. After Naeto C response, see what embarassed Kel said:
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Kel Ohia, Female rap artiste who broke into the scene with a ‘body to die for’ in the video for ‘Waa wa alright’ is still without a record deal. The femcee parted ways with Capital Hill led by Video director Clarence Peters and Tha Suspect following reports of the flop of her debut album – The Investment and eventual breakdown in the relationship with the duo and rumours of she owing the label over 10 million naira which her manager has denied. She moved from Testify Music led, Clarence Peters’ Capital hill to no label.
Capital Hill/ Dreams which now parades Illbliss, Tha Suspect and Clarence kicked the female rap artiste, Kel off the set of Jesse jagz’s new video for ‘Jago’ which was directed by Clarence Peters and then released the ‘dem don dey move’ video without her verse – her verse was taken off. She was also rumoured to be pregnant for Don Jazzy when she began battling with her weight problem.
Kel, who recently was said to have signed to Chocolate City, the label led by Audu maikori is said to still be unsigned, a source informs and industry insiders wonder how her manager combines managing over five artistes including Banky W, SKales and Wizkid. Is Miss Kelechi Ohia’s rap career done?
Clarence Abiodun Peters, the man behind the famous Capital Dreams Pictures got his imprint on the Naija music industry. Clarence is not the new wave in the industry, he is the wave and every artistes wants to go for him – the music industry is under his influence. The 28 year old director’s video is the bedrock of visual interpretation of audio recordings by Nigerian musician. If one had not really known Clarence Peters and been seeing the name at the start or end of many music videos, one would go so far as to call Clarence Peters a conglomeration of 10 directors. I mean, the talented and restless Clarence must have been doing 10 men’s job considering the large amount of videos released under his film every month. Clarence must have directed 3 videos out of every 5 videos shown on TV, that’s a clue. Its so obvious that Clarence is restless, no doubt, he loves it. Clarence Peters is the outcome of the whirlwind romance between the afrojuju master, sir Shina Peters and the legendary nollywood actress, Clarion Chukwurah.
While he has clawed his way up, Clarence, a connoisseur of quality music videos has achieved more than some legends in the industry. While Clarence was 18 years old, he has directed 40 episodes of the TV series “Everyday People”. He later gained admission into City Versity film and Television Academy, Capetown in South Africa for his 3 years programme. He then returned to home to put his learning into practice when he directed his first music video, Fuji by Darey Art Alade. He later met with his secondary school mate and old friend, Tha Suspect who is music producter and both founded Capital Hill, a popular record label that has got artistes like Kel and Tha Suspect.
Clarence enjoyed working behind the scene. The fact that he’s not in his parents’ line who are widely seen on big screen has confounded critics. Clarence, the man behind the music has transformed his vast knowledge of hiphop into a world of stylistic images. Not only did his videos complement the songs, but also, he makes songs larger than life, improved many artists’ image because they trust his professional judgement about image making. This whizkid can create the craziest images that seem to come out of nowhere. The much-sought after and widely imitated director has given us visual interpretation of most Naija hiphop artists with his fancy camera work, charming and following rhythmic beat as well as painting with variety of catchy colours, cheap but of high quality. This means, one can’t define Naija hiphop without considering Clarence Peters’ products. His vision definitely gave more texture to the way Nigerian music is felt. The hardworking and easy going young lad who makes the daunting task look easy will surely capture your attention for 4 minutes. He has got these special effects, bold and dramatic lighting. No one understands the light better than Clarence. With his strong contrast, he has this futuristic effect. Using his easy-to-use camera, he has wide range of styles which he experiments using techniques like abstract art and many more, he adds interesting storyline to music videos and compute wonderful graphics.
In Nigeria, its now a catch-22 situation, you get a clarence, then you get the best video and vice versa. In spite of his heavy workload which makes him a workaholic, never underrate the ability of Clarence. Calling the best video director might be an understatement, let’s call him the best revelation so far. If he keeps going like this, wont be surprised to see a Clarence award in his honour in the future, just as TONY awards was named after Antoinette Perry.
By Sonde Jimmy
The video shoot for the tribute ‘my pain’ song to Da Grin was directed by DJ tee took place in lagos on the 10th Of May,2010. Here are pictures from the video shoot. The triubte was recorded by SHEYMAN, REMINISCE, DURELLA, ELDEE, OMAWUMI, JAHBLESS, AJASA, RUGGEDMAN, BANKY W, T-CODE, DUDE TETSOLA, WAJE, BIGIANO, KEL, AY.COM and JAYWON.