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Ariana Grande will not be attending 2019 Grammy Awards after disagreements with producers

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Ariana Grande has pulled out of performing at the upcoming 2019 Grammy Awards due to a disagreement with the awards ceremony producers.

According to reports, the singer will not even be attending the event scheduled for 10 February.

Ariana Grande reportedly pulled out because she felt “insulted” after producers did not allow her to perform her newest single ‘7 Rings’ from her upcoming album ‘Thank U, Next’.

According to Variety, following a compromise, ‘7 Rings’ was going to be part of a medley, but Grande withdrew when producers insisted that the second song in her set be of their choosing.

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Ariana Grande has already been featured on billboards promoting Grammys all over Los Angeles.

The situation is more than a little similar to the impasse the Grammys reached with Lorde last year, whereby they declined to let her perform a song from her ‘Melodrama’ album- one of the five Album of the Year nominees- and instead offered her a spot during the show’s Tom Petty tribute, which she declined.

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The women nominees this year are Gaga, Grande, Cardi B, and Camila Cabello. Kendrick Lamar and Drake are the top Grammy contenders, earning eight and seven nominations respectively while Brandi Carlile is up for six awards. Childish Gambino has scored five nominations.

Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will also perform at the ceremony, along with Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay.

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R&B star Alicia Keys has been roped in to host the 2019 Grammys, which is all set to broadcast live on CBS from Staples Center in Los Angeles on 10 February.

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Dr Sid drops The Interesting EP

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Nigerian singer and Mavin artiste, Sidney Esiri also known as Dr Sid has released his long-awaited EP titled “The Interesting EP” on Friday, May 8, 2020.

‘Interesting EP’ houses 5 solid tracks and features rapper, MI Abaga alongside, Don Jazzy, LadiePoe, and Eyango.

The EP was released as Mavin Records celebrated 8 years anniversary after it was established by Don Jazzy on May 8, 2012.

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The label’s inception came to fruition following the closure of Mo’ Hits Records which was owned by the producer and D’banj.

The label is home to recording artistes such as Korede Bello, Dr SID, D’Prince, Di’Ja, Johnny Drille, Ladipoe, DNA Twins, Rema, and Crayon.

It also houses producers such as Jazzy himself, Altims, and Baby Fresh and in 2014, DJ Big N became the label’s official disc jockey.

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Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Reekado Banks, and Iyanya were all formerly signed to the label.

 

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Roze’s ‘Ileke’ beats Simi’s ‘Duduke’, tops Nigeria iTunes songs

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The latest single “Ileke” by the Nigerian US-based music duo, Roze has hit number one spot on the Nigeria iTunes top songs beating the likes of Simi’s “Duduke”, Adekunle Gold’s “Something Different” and even other international stars like Drake, Adele, Wiz Khalifa among others.

Roze, made up of two brothers, Row and Zuwa Agbonayinma dropped the single and video “Ileke” on all digital platforms on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and it has since caught fire for its melodic rhythm, powerful vocals and enthralling beat. The title of the song “Ileke” simply means the African waist beads but beyond that, the duo explores the function of the ornament in relation to a woman’s bum and how it defines and accentuates it during dance.

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After practically sending the social media into a meltdown with rendition of cover of Rema’s latest single “Beamer” in April, Row and Zuwa definitely are writing their own story of greatness with “Ileke,” shooting themselves to the top of the reef in less than 5 days of the release of the song.

The Top Ten songs on the Nigeria iTunes are Roze’s Ileke at number one, Simi’s Duduke at number two, followed by EESKAY’s Sanitize, Seun Moon’s Ileke, Ladipoe and Simi’s Know You, Natalie Taylor’s Surrender, Hanno’s No Doubt (Featuring Realzy), Sokid’s Away, Adekunle Gold’s Something Different and Mayorkun’ Of Lagos.

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Ileke was produced by top producer, Mekoyo and the video was put together by Clarence Peters.

When the duo did a cover of Mavin’s Rema’s “Beamer” back in April the ovation for them was so loud even Don Jazzy himself had to commend them for the effort. Some people who saw the cover on Instablog9ja begged the Mavin’s boss to organise a remix of the song, collaborated between Rema and Roze.

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The music duo, born Eghosa Rodney Agbonayinma (ROW) and Osazuwa Michael Agbonayinma (ZUWA) popularly known as Roze are children of politician and music lover, Hon Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma. They were born in Houston, Texas, January 11, 1998 and July 30, 1999 respectively.

Their other songs include like Too Much, All These Things, The Whole Night, Good things, Impressions, Stranded and Patience.

Roze is signed to U&I Music owned by their father

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New Song: Broda Shaggi – ‘Gbedu’

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Nigerian Ace Comedian cum singer, Broda Shaggi as he released a brand new song titled “Gbedu”.

The song was taken off his recently released extended playlist, ‘Fine Boy Agbero Vol. 1 EP’.

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