MUSIC: 2 CHAINZ FEAT. DRAKE & QUAVO – ‘BIGGER THAN YOU’

2 Chainz enlists two of hip-hop’s biggest hitmakers, Drake and Quavo, for his ballers’ anthem “Bigger Than You.”

Over the Illmind and Murda Beatz banger, the Migos rapper reps his VIP squad, 2 Chainz shouts out his son Halo and keeps the peace (“Ain’t got time for beef, I’m a cash cow”), and Champagne Papi stunts on his verse (“Half a million out in Vegas, it ain’t no blackjack / Quavo Sinatra, but we could never be the rat pack”).

2 Chainz, who recently got engaged, is now readying his fifth solo album Rap or Go to the League. “It’s my version of black excellence,” he said. “In my culture, my community, [it was] one of the things that we were often told was the only way we could get out of the circumstances we were put in…[was to Rap or Go to the League].”

Go big or go home with Tity Boi.

Olamide And Phyno Team Up For A World Cup Theme Song For The Super Eagles

Olamide and Phyno have once again come up with another interesting song. They teamed up to produce a world cup theme song for Super Eagles titled “Dem Go Hear Am”.

Olamide and Phyno have always had this amazing chemistry when they​ work, and this particular work isn’t left out.​ The song was produced by Pheelz.

Coupled with the amazing jerseys by Nike, the Super Eagles just got their wings extended with the theme song to fly higher.

Watch below:

Eedris Abdulkareem comes hard for Obasanjo in new song ‘Letter to OBJ’

Eedris Abdulkareem comes hard for Obasanjo in new song 'Letter to OBJ'Veteran Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem has just dropped a new song titled ‘Letter To Obasanjo’ where he called out the former president saying he’s the ‘problem of Nigeria’.

In the song produced by Mr Lekki, Eedris accused Obasanjo of corruption and killing the people of Odi.

Obasanjo and Eedris first had their face off in 2004 when the rapper released a song titled ‘Nigeria Jaga Jaga’.

Eedris has however vowed to release Nigeria Jaga Jaga (Part 2) in the coming weeks.

When LIB reached out to him for comments on his new song, he said, ‘Obasanjo served has a military president and also a civilian president he had the opportunity to correct the wrongs in Nigeria but he became a dictator that privatised and sold all national properties and monument that belong to Nigeria to himself and his partners in crime.

He was selfish and wanted third term by all means so he killed democracy and rule if law. His administration recorded too much killings and assassinations. He’s very selfish and wanted to rule nigeria forever’.

Eedris added that, ‘Obasanjo is the king of curuption, remember operation feed the nation belonged to Nigeria but he sold it off to himself. Where is nitel and Nigerian airways? Trust me he has all the answers’.

Listen to the song

Amoshine – Accolades [Official Video] ft. Wonda Tha Hypeman

Lion Heart entertainment presents the official video to Amoshine’s rave of the moment single, Accolades. Directed by Clarence Peters.

9ice Signs New Artist, Haaj Silver| Listen To Aye O le

One of the leading Hip Hop artists in Nigeria and the founder of Alapomeji Ancestral Record Label, Abolore Akande popularly known as 9ice has signed the sensational up and coming Afro Pop artist, Hazan Babatude Ajani (Haaj_Silver) to his record label.
Abolore, who disclosed this on his official Instagram page with handle, @9iceofficial on three different times, where he used the first two posts to introduce the Afro Pop sensational, and the third one to officially announced the signing of the artist, with message “kindly follow our newest artiste on board.”
The new signee, Hazan Ajani, who is a student of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, was not long ago dropped remix of his hit single “Aye o le” which featured 9ice with accompanying visuals.

While briefing on the development, Icenuel Entertainment, the promotional brand, disclosed that the handsome and multi-talented Afro Hip Hop artist was endeared to the founder of Alapomeji Ancestral record because of his style and the type of lyric he performs.

He added that Haaj_Silver’s choice of music with meaningful messages is another factor that 9ice considered for his signing.

Icenuel Entertaimment furthered revealed that 9ice, the Hip Hop master, in a chat with him, described Haaj_Silver as a raw talent, who despite the fact that he is currently pursuing his academic career as an economist at a university, his style and level of composition is second to none.

Icenuel established that the talk is still ongoing to get details of the deal particulars.

The young Haaj-Silver has so far release tracks like Pretty Girl, Juru, Beeni, Mujo, Overload and Aye O Le (original version) and many others.
Meanwhile, you can have Aye O Le remix by Haaj Silver ft 9ice as your caller tune. Follow the procedure below —

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NEW MUSIC: FUTURE FEAT. YUNG BANS – ‘BAG’

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Future gets the “Bag.”

After teaming up with PARTYNEXTDOOR on “No Shame,” the Freebandz leader links with 18-year-old rapper Yung Bans on their money-making anthem off the upcoming SuperFlysoundtrack.

The Atlanta rappers go back and forth with their luxurious flows (“I get that cash and I flip it / I f**k the baddest bitches,” raps HNDRXX), while Bans shares his rags-to-riches story (“Margiela trench coat / Used to sleep on the floor”).

In addition to curating the soundtrack, Future is co-producing SuperFly. Starring Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michale K. Wiliams, and Lex Scott Davis, the Director X-helmed reboot of the 1972 classic hits theaters June 15.

Drake replies Pusha-T & Kanwe West with Diss Track “Duppy Freestyle”

Drake replies Pusha-T & Kanwe West with Diss Track "Duppy Freestyle" | Listen on BN

G.O.O.D Music rapper Pusha-T today released his much awaited Daytona album and seemingly left a message on one of the tracks for Drake.

On the track titled Infrared, Pusha-T took shots at Drake with the line “It was written like Nas but it came from Quentin” alluding to Drake’s alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller.

On Duppy Freestyle, Drake agrees that Quentin wrote a few tracks but also put in that Kanye West had needed his songwriting help in the past. He rapped;

So if you rebuke me for working with someone else on a couple of Vs / What do you really think of the nigga that’s making your beats? / I’ve done things for him I thought that he never would need / Father had to stretch his hands out and get it from me / I pop style for 30 hours, then let him repeat,”

The above was a reference to West;s songs like Father Stretch My Hands30 Hours and their collaboration Pop Style.

Listen to Duppy Freestyle below:

‘Live it Up!’ Official World Cup Anthem by Will Smith & Nicky Jam Is Out: Listen

The song and video for the official FIFA World Cup Song, with Nicky Jam and Will Smith featuring Era Isteri, is out. “Live It Up!,” whose chorus urges, “One life, live it up, cause you don’t live twice,” is an uptempo invitation to get pumped up. With traces of dance and ska, it features Jam singing in English and Spanish, another nod to the universality of the World Cup.

Listen to the song below.

VIDEO: CARDI B – ‘BE CAREFUL’

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Cardi B celebrates a wedding and a funeral in the video for her Invasion of Privacy single “Be Careful.”

Shot in the desert, the Jora Frantzis-directed clip is a warning about what happens when you mess with Cardi. In the opening scene, the Bronx rapper drags a cross through the desert before a blonde Cardi appears on her wedding day in a small church. While the bride stands at the alter next to her husband-to-be, she sings lyrics about infidelity.

But soon the all-white affair turns into a funeral as Cardi, dressed in all black, pulls up to the same church for her man’s funeral. As she looks into his casket, she offers some parting words: “You nothin’ like the ni**a I met / You make me sick, ni**a.” She then gets in her car and rides off into the sunset.

After deactivating her Instagram account earlier this month, Cardi returned to social media to speak about the video shoot. “It was one of the hardest videos I ever did because it was in the desert, like in the middle of nowhere, and bitch I was so hot,” she said. “My pregnant motherfuckin’ ass. I never sweat, and I was sweatin’ that day, like my underarm was sweating, under my titties. I never get under titty sweat, but that day, for sure.”

“Be Careful,” which has been certified gold, is the latest single off Cardi’s debut to receive a visual. The rapper, who is expecting her first child with Offset this summer, will return to the road with Bruno Mars on his “24K Magic World Tour” this September.

VIDEO: GUCCI MANE FEAT. MIGOS & LIL YACHTY – ‘SOLITAIRE’

Migos, Gucci Mane, and Lil Yachty

Brrr! Gucci Mane plays “Solitaire” with Migos and Lil Yachty in the icy video for their collaboration.

The Clifton Bell-directed clip takes place in what appears to be a diamond. Dressed in all white, El Gato the Human Glacier flaunts his flashy jewelry while rapping along to the cut. Yachty, Quavo, and Takeoff also make cameos, but Offset is M.I.A. Instead, models join the iced-out affair.

“Solitaire” is expected to appear on Gucci’s upcoming album The Evil Genius, the follow-up to December’s El Gato: The Human Glacier. Gucci, Migos, and Yachty are also working on their long-awaited Glacier Boyz joint project.

Nicki Minaj Drops ‘Barbie Tingz’ & ‘Chun-Li’ Videos

Nicki Minaj

Barbie is back with another double dose. After dropping “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li” at the same time, the Young Money queen serves up both videos at once.

The visual for “Barbie Tingz” was directed by Giovanni Bianco, the creative director for Vogue Italia. The clip focuses on Nicki clones, with exaggerated makeup, animated facial expressions, and copycats all around.

Choreographed by Aliya Janell, the clip also showcases Nicki’s dance moves. Jumping through eras, Minaj goes from b-girl to renaissance doll, all while dissing any lookalikes that come near her.

The Steven Klein-directed “Chun-Li,” which became Nicki’s 16th top 10 single on the Hot 100, showcases a tough Nicki. Clad in superhero/dominatrix-inspired ensembles, she once again takes on her clones.

Janell also choreographed this visual, which employs Asian themes throughout. In fact, it plays out like a movie from the start, when Minaj issues a warning to her competitors.

“Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li” are set to appear on Minaj’s forthcoming fourth album. A release date will be revealed next week. Nicki will perform both tracks on the season finale of “SNL” on May 19.

[Song Teaser] Olamide – “C.Ronaldo”

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Olamide set to release a brand new single titled ‘ C.Ronaldo ‘.

Olamide Baddo is not taking anytime off to rest as he release the teaser for his next single titled “C.Ronaldo”.After blessing the street with the still buzzing ‘Science Student’, YBNL CEO, Olamide is ready to dive back into the shaku shaku wave with his new single.

The song ‘ C.Ronaldo ‘ is set to drop tomorrow across all digital platforms. According t0 Olamide, the new single is produced by ace producer, ID Cabasa. Olamide announced the single via his Instagram page just hours ago.

This will be Olamide’s third single of the year following the release of Science Student and Omo Ologo. Pre the teaser for the song below.

campeão #CRonaldo 🤘🏾🎸 …. out tomorrow 12am masuuuun le !

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CNN’s Nima Elbagir goes undercover to unravel how migrants who risk their lives to Europe through the desert in Edo State, Nigeria

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CNN has published a report of how Nima Elbagir, one of its senior international correspondents, went undercover in order to have a first-hand experience of how migrants risk their lives to get to Europe through the desert.

 

The report titled, ‘Don’t struggle if you’re raped’, gives a chilling account of the activities of human traffickers in Edo state. Nima started the journey from Edo to Kano but pulled out before getting to the destination. The report showed that the plight of over 5,000 Nigerians repatriated from Libya after being sold into slavery, has not discouraged those interested in embarking on the risky journey.

Below is the full report:

In a lurid pink hotel room in Edo State, southern Nigeria, a trafficker is arranging to smuggle us across the continent to Libya and ultimately Europe.  Fluorescent lights flicker intermittently inside the hotel, which doubles as a brothel and serves as the headquarters of tonight’s operation.  We are posing as would-be migrants attempting to reach Italy with the help of our “pusherman” one of an army of brokers who work alongside smugglers on the Nigerian end of the migrant route from Africa to Europe.

 

Edo State is Nigeria’s trafficking hub and one of Africa’s largest departure points. Each year, tens of thousands of migrants are illegally smuggled from here. They’re refugees fleeing conflict or economic migrants in search of better opportunities in Europe, mosthaving sold everything they own to finance the journey.

But as CNN revealed in an exclusive report last year, they often never get beyond Libya.

When they arrive, they’re told by smugglers they will need to pay thousands of dollars more to continue their journey across the Mediterranean.

When the migrants fail to pay, they are held in grim living conditions, deprived of food, abused by their captors, and sold as laborers in slave auctions.

Footage obtained of a slave auction in Libya — in which young men were sold by smugglers for as little as $400 each  caused international outrage.

The ‘VIP’ package
Three months later we wanted to see whether that outrage had translated into action. CNN producer Leposo and I went undercover as two wealthy women paying for the “VIP” travel package from Nigeria to Europe, which includes a smuggler who will meet us in the northern city of Kano and escort us across the border into Libya.

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We gave scant detail about our situation, saying only that we hoped to reach Italy and then travel from there to London. The smugglers were mostly interested in our money, and asked few questions.

In reality, our plan was to secure a deal, set off from Auchi in the north of Edo State, and then quit the journey as soon as we were safely out of the sight of smugglers.

Setting up the deal was incredibly easy. Hassan, another CNN producer, worked undercover to negotiate a deal with the pusherman in Ekpoma, also in Edo State.

Hassan negotiated 500,000 Nigerian naira for each of us, roughly $1,400.

The money was due on our arrival in Libya. Hassan was the guarantor of our journey and would be held accountable if we became frightened and backed out of the deal.

He was told by the pusherman that the price to smuggle women is higher than for, say, small boys, because women’s journeys are “even more difficult — they are molested there (in Libya).”

As part of our “VIP” travel package, we were offered condoms for the journey. The pusherman later expressed dismay that I hadn’t packed any myself.

“We give you contraception,” he told me. “You need men in Libya to be kind to you. They will have things you want. Do you understand?”

When I said “yes,” he laughed.

“Of course, you understand,” he continued. “You don’t get something for nothing in this life. You’re lucky, the men sometimes wait six months before they’re put on the boat to Europe.”

“Women though — if they’re like you — sometimes you can be put on a boat the very next day.”

He has a warning for me: “Listen, don’t struggle if you’re raped.”

Sexual abuse on the migrant route

Women and children routinely face sexual violence, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy, according to a 2017 UNICEF report.

“Nearly half the women and children interviewed had experienced sexual abuse during migration — often multiple times and in multiple locations,” said the report, which compiled testimony from 122 migrants.
The attorney general of Edo State, Yinka Omorogbe, is leading a taskforce that was set up last August to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.

“We are actively involved in investigation and have commenced several prosecutions,” she told CNN in a written statement. “Like I have said, we have just started. We are awaiting a state anti-trafficking law which will further strengthen us. We have a destination and we’ll get there.”

“Trafficking in Edo is neither solely about economic issues nor underdevelopment, but has deep cultural roots that must be exposed, examined and pulled out.”
Meeting the pusherman

Within one day of Hassan securing a deal, we met the pusherman at the hotel to embark on the first stage of the journey.

Floral curtains adorned the room’s barred windows, and not much was explained to us by the traffickers. Very quickly we were taken to the local bus depot in Auchi, where the pusherman flagged down a bus traveling north to Kano.

Public transport offers good cover for smugglers in Nigeria. It’s far more difficult for authorities to keep tabs on buses running through their usual routes, laden with people and legitimate goods, then it is to chase down vehicles specially used by the traffickers.

We squeezed down the aisles of the busy overnight bus before the doors were locked shut from the outside as a safety precaution against potential hijackers.

Once out of sight of the smugglers, we disembarked on the outskirts of the city, where Hassan was waiting for us. We were relieved to see him.

Had we kept going as our traffickers intended we would have arrived in Kano 14 hours later. From there, the plan was that a member of the smuggling network would have put us on a second bus destined for Agadez in Niger.

From Agadez we would have traveled to Sabha in southern Libya a place where survivors of the slave trade have previously told CNN they were marched off the bus at gunpoint, later to be sold at auction.

Luckily for us, none of that is our future. For others, it is a horror they cannot escape.
And as our rapid quest from contacting a pusherman, to negotiating a deal, and setting off on a bus towards Libya showed, it is a still a journey all too easy to make.

MACHINE GUN KELLY, X AMBASSADORS, & BEBE REXHA – ‘HOME’

Machine Gun Kelly joins forces with X Ambassadors and Bebe Rexha on “Home,” the newest single from Will Smith’s upcoming Netflix blockbuster, Bright.

The piano-laden track features X and Bebe on the soaring chorus, while MGK delivers the rap verses. “I still ache from trying to keep pace,” he raps on the first verse. “Somebody give me a sign, I’m starting to lose faith.”

Kellz, who also sings on the track, rhymes about overcoming obstacles, including demonic opps. “If I have any enemies, give me the strength to look the devil in his face and make it home safe,” he rhymes.

Kelly wrote his portion of the track the day he found out that Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington had died of suicide. “My original verses were a little too dark because of where my lyrics were stemming from, so I re-wrote and re-recorded my verses 13 times until we got the one we wanted,” said Kelly. “Bebe and X Ambassadors give me goosebumps when they start riffing back and forth at the end of the song; it feels like we all recorded it from the same emotional place. Home can be anything… A person, a dream, an escape — whatever it is, we all want a home.”

The official video, directed by Bright director David Ayer, will be released on Thanksgiving Day via Netflix.

“Home” follows “Darkside,” a collaboration between Ty Dolla $ign, Future, and Kiiara, which is also from the movie’s soundtrack.

Featuring Logic, Migos, Meek Mill, YG, Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki, A$AP Rocky, and more, Bright: The Album is due Dec. 13, while the film will premiere on Netflix on Dec. 22.

First photos from Stephanie Coker and Olumide Adenirokun’s white wedding in Greece

Stephanie Coker and her man Olumide Adenirokun have been joined together as husband and wife in a beautiful ceremony that is currently holding at Mykonos, Greece. See more photos below…