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Music gave me a ‘new story’- Afrobeat singer Xstablished

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Music gave me a ‘new story’- Afrobeat singer Xstablished

Music means the world to a lot of people. When you really listen to the lyrics of some songs today, you get a STORY as Music helps people express their feelings and emotion.

Most people would even say it’s a way to escape the many hardship life has put before them.

Warri-based Xstablished is an extraordinary artiste who against all odds has prevailed using music as a yardstick to succeed.

Read excerpt from Xstablished’s interview with one of our correspondents;

 

INTRODUCE YOURSELF

My name is Ekemini Emmanuel, stage name Xstablished. I am based in Warri.

TELL ME ABOUT XSTABLISHED

Well, there is not much to know about me as I’m what everyone would call a hustler.

I am Warri-based, I have lived in the ghetto almost all my life and I must say that it has not been easy for me at all.

I had to drop out of school because it became really difficult to pay my fees.

At that very point, I needed a way out and MUSIC was there for me.

HOW DID YOU COME ABOUT THE NAME XSTALISHED

Before I started singing I thought of a name that would stand out, something people would hear and relate with very quickly.

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Just as the word ‘ESTABLISH’ means I aim to develop and motivate people out there with my songs.

WHAT’S YOUR GENRE OF MUSIC

I like to think I sing all genres if I say so myself but I love reggae-dancehall. I’m also great at all Afro-pop and Afro-beat.

But subsequently, I sing based on what catches the fancy of my fans.

HAVE YOU RELEASED ANY HIT SINGLE?

Yes, I have basically four songs now.

HAS ANY OF YOUR SONGS  PLAYED ON ANY PLATFORM?

Yes, my songs have played on Galaxy TV, Hip-TV and some others…

HAVE YOU COLLABORATED WITH ANYONE?

Yes, I have collaborated with, Eriggapepperboi and Nazzyhustle in one of my Hit Single, Title: WARRI TO THE WORLD and they’re the biggest rappers in my city and the state, and I strongly believe that more collaborations are on the way this year with some bigger artists in and outside of the country.

WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF GOOD MUSIC?

I am of the opinion that good music comes with good packaging, you can’t leave one for the other.

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People are easily swayed by what they see and it has to appeal to them first.

So with that been said I think good management is key in terms of the artiste’s physical, social appearance.

Once the image of the artiste is solid, quality production is another thing that will keep the crowd vibing to your songs all day, every day.

SO ARE YOU IN THE INDUSTRY FOR THE FAME OR MONEY?

Money is a considerable factor but it’s the love and passion that drives me.

DO YOU HAVE MENTORS IN THE MUSIC PRODUCTION INDUSTRY?

Yes, I have a mentor when it comes to the music industry production, Donjazzy is my best music producer and he is someone I look up to.

WHAT OTHER PRODUCERS INSPIRE YOU?

Other producers that inspire me again are shizzi, chopstix and Gospelondebeatz.

HOW DO YOU KNOW A SONG IS READY CONSIDERING IT’S A LOT OF WORK?

I don’t know how other artistes know but for me, when it’s ready, I just know it’s ready.

DID YOU LEARN MIX, MASTER AND OR ENGINEER AS A MUSIC ARTIST OR YOU HAVE SOMEBODY FOR THAT?

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Yes, I actually learned Mix, Master and beats making as I like to go through the process and if I’m not okay with my own sound I seek for help.

IN FIVE YEARS DO YOU STILL SEE YOURSELF DOING MUSIC?

For me all I see is music, my whole being speaks music. So yes, I would still be in the music industry five years from now.

SO A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME YOU ARE WORKING ON AN ALBUM. HOW TRUE?

Lol! Your little birdie was right I’m working on an album that I believe will shake the music industry and cause more ‘wahala’ than the one African China did.

I really see big things happening as I have not even dropped the album yet but I have already started getting great comments from my producers and some of my friends.

ARE U AFFILIATED WITH ANY LABEL, TV FILM OR RADIO COMPANIES?

Yes I’m with EvM_Record (Ezeego)

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE ASPIRING TO WALK IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS?

I would advise any aspiring artist to work to the fullest and never give up.

 

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Artiste hosts maiden virtual drama festival to sensitise virtues of African culture

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Anthony Oluwabiyi, Chief Executive Officer, Theatre Centrik, on Wednesday urged Nigerians to imbibe strong African moral values that are capable of making the continent great.

Oluwabiyi made the call during an interview with the News reporters in Lagos.
He said that the promotion of African culture and theatrical performances would spur hidden talents to display their creativity.

He told reporters that he would be presenting a virtual drama festival that would educate Nigerians, as part of his efforts to enlighten citizens on the essence of embracing African cultural values.

According to him, the maiden virtual drama festival would hold on June 17 in commemoration of the 2020 edition of the Green African Arts Festival (GAAF2020).

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He said that the festival tagged: “Dance from Dusk to Dawn” would bring to the public the fantasy of stage performance and the beauty of African Theatre.

” The play will center on the theme of love; the intrigue and passion of love, the purpose and value of love, and the true essence of love.

” It intends to re-enact in us the power of love as a veritable tool for self-discovery and fulfillment in Africa Arts and Culture.

” it will expise the strong hope that love brings and the unity it creates in the family, community, nation, and the world at large.

” Theatre Centrik has the vision to nurture and utilize poetry lines along with dance and drums to entertain, educate and create awareness through stage performances on virtual screens,” he said.

Oluwabiyi said it was of paramount importance to still promote African culture even while the COVID-19 ravaged the would as a culture had a huge role to play in successfully combating the virus.

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He said that Agnes Olayemi and Kingsley Bassey would be the supporting Directors while Halimath Alabi would be the Dance Director with other renowned actors and dancers.

He noted that the festival would be like the ancient exhibition of theatrical beauty of the Greco-Roman world.

” I believe that the stage in a drama itself is like the pulpit where the true message of unity and development can be spread abroad and my works are centered on positive change through theatre.

” I urge every art lover to link up with us on Theatre Centrik Facebook page on June 17, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., it promises to be enlightening,” he said.

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Lady whose name was mentioned as a witness by Peruzzi’s rape accuser comes to his defence

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Lady whose name was mentioned as a witness by Peruzzi’s rape accuser comes to his defence

A Nigerian lady, Aisha, whose name was mentioned by Peruzzi’s accuser has come out to defend the artiste while stating that the accuser is lying.

Recall that earlier today, a lady took to Twitter to accuse Peruzzi of rape. The woman claimed she followed a friend named Aisha to Peruzzi’s house and, at night, while everyone was asleep, Peruzzi raped her. She said she tried to wake Aisha up but she was fast asleep.

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Well, to clear his name, Peruzzi went on Instagram Live with the Aisha lady.

During an Instagram live video, Aisha and Peruzzi admitted that they had a thing in the past but Aisha has now moved on.

Aisha went on to say that she knows Peruzzi and he will never do such.

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She added that she was there and her friend was not raped as she claims.

“Please, I have a son that I’m bringing up and I will not want anyone to bring up any dead story that is not true about my son, “Aisha said in the video.

“So I’m not even liking this at all. This is not a real story, like, it didn’t happen at all, like, I was there, it didn’t happen so please.”

 

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Comedian Oluwadolarz responds to rape allegations

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Comedian, Oluwadolarz, has responded to a rape allegation levelled against him by an anonymous lady on Twitter.

A Twitter user @unilaganon had asked people to expose influencers who might have raped or assaulted them in the past. The Twitter handler then shared a DM from a certain lady accusing the comedian of raping her two years ago.

The lady who appears to be 19, alleged that the Comedian saw her photo on IG when she was 17 and contacted her.

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She claimed the comedian mentioned to her that she has a pretty face and would like to feature her in one of his skits.

She claimed he invited her over to his house where he allegedly drugged her and raped her.

She also alleged that she had an abortion for him.

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Oluwadolarz saw the post and made a video reacting to the allegation.  He denied the allegation, saying he has never and will never rape a person. He asked his accuser to come online to share proof. He also mentioned that he will be pressing charges.

“This is false accusation and I will like to press charges because I have never raped anybody in my life. You that sent that message, come out plain, post your picture, post proof, post when I asked you to come down to my house two years ago, post when you accused me of rape by chat. Just post something to tell the world that I actually raped you.

My name is Olamide, I have never in my life raped anybody and I will never do that.” he said.

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