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Tony Tetuila sues Wizkid over ‘copyright infringement’

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Anthony Olarenwaju Awotoye, a Nigerian rapper better known as Tony Tetuila, has filed a lawsuit against Wizkid over copyright infringement claims.

The veteran singer took to his Instagram on Saturday to “clear the air” amid fast-spreading speculations about his altercation with Wizkid.

He said he and Tic, a Ghanaian singer, proceeded to sue the pop star alongside DJ Tunez for infringing on the copyright of their song ‘Fefe N’ efe’ in a collaborative track released in May 2019.

“Yes, it is true that myself and Tic from Ghana are both suing Wizkid and DJ Tunez at the Nigerian Federal High Court for violating our intellectual property rights from our song Fefe N’ efe. Our lawyers have advised us not to say more than that,” he wrote.

In May, DJ Tunez had teamed up with Wizkid for a track entitled ‘Gbese’, where they used the phrase “Fefe N’ efe na the beauty of a woman” purportedly popularized in Tac and Tetuila’s song dubbed ‘Fefe N’efe’.

Although the veteran singer didn’t reveal much about the controversy, court documents show that Tetuila is asking for 35 percent of both the digital sales and royalties received from the song.

Tetuila was a former member of the music group name ‘The Remedies’. The Afropop star, who ran for political office in Kwara state house of assembly, is best known for his song ‘My car’.

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Popular Mount Zion Film Actor In The 90s Evang. Israel Ore- Adewole is Dying, Needs Help

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Veteran actor of the popular Mount Zion Films, Evangelist Israel Ore- Adewole earnestly requests financial assistance from Nigerians and government at all levels. In the 90s, Ore- Adewole was so prominent in the Mike and Gloria Bamiloye led Mount Zion Faith drama Ministries as he featured in many of its popular home movies like Agbara Nla (Ultimate Power), Ayamatanga, Ide Esu, Captive of the Mighty, One Careless Night, Just A Little Sin, Apoti Eri and Blood On The Altar among others.

Unfortunately, Evangelist Israel Ore -Adewole urgently needs Nigerians help as the prolific Thespian and Film Producer’s health was challenged in 2015when he was diagnosed with Retrosternal Goiter in a London hospital when he was there to shoot a movie.

Alas, his vocal cord was damaged during the corrective surgery to remove the goiter. Consequently, he needs $60,000 (Sixty Thousand US dollars), about 22 million naira to fund another corrective surgery at Cleveland Hospital, Ohio, USA.

His account details are: Account Name: Ore-Adewole Israel Account Number: 0042002161 Bank: Access Bank Domiciliary Dollar Account Name: Great Light Film Productions Account Number: 2082002326 Bank: Eco Bank For further enquiries, please contact: 08037285467 Please no amount is too small to #get Israel Ore-Adewole back to action#.

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Soundcity MVP Awards 2020: Burna Boy, Naira Marley, Davido Win Big As Wizkid Loses Out

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Burna Boy, Davido , Rema and Naira Marley on Saturday took home awards at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards

The award ceremony held at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos Nigeria, hosted by South Africa’s finest media personality Bonang Matheba.

Artistes like Joeboy, Tiwa Savage, Diamond Platnumz performed their hit songs as they thrilled the audience.

Some of the winners of the night included Burna Boy, Prince Kaybee, Rema, Naira Marley, Joeboy, Fireboy, Davido etc.

However, Wizkid despite being nominated for Best Male MVP, Digital artists of the year was not given any awards.

See the full list of 2020 Soundcity MVP Award Festival winners below:

Best New MVP
FireBoy DML (NG)
JoeBoy (NG)
Marioo (TZ)
Rema (NG) – Winner
Simmy (SA)
Wendy Shay (GH)

Best Collaboration
Blow My Mind – Davido [NG]
Daz How Star Do – Skibii [NG]
Gugulethu – Prince Kaybee [SA] – Winner
Jama – DJ Mic Smith [GH]
Killin Dem – Burna Boy [NG]
Inama – Diamond PlatNumz [TZ]

Best Pop
Innos B [CG]
Nandy [TZ]
JoeBoy [NG] – Winner
Otile Brown [KE]
Kizz Daniel [NG]
Teni [NG]
Mayorkun [NG]
Rayvanny [TZ]
Naira Marley [NG]

Best Hip Hop
BlaqBonez (NG)
Falz (NG)
KHALIGRAPH Jones (KE) – Winner
Kwesta (SA)
Medikal (GH)
Shinski (KE)
Sarkodie (GH)
Reminisce (NG)
Ricky Rick (SA)
Zakwe (SA)

Best Duo
Black Motion (SA)
Blaq diamond (SA)
DopeNation (GH) – Winner
Ethic (KE)
Show Dem Camp (NG)
Toofan (TG)

African Producer of the Year
Cracker (NG)
Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jay Synth (NG)
Kel P (NG)
MOG (GH)
Ozedikus (NG)
Pheelz (NG)
Rexxie (NG) – Winner
S2Kizzy (TZ)

Best Female MVP
Betty G (ETH)
Daphne (CMR)
Nandy (TZ)
Sho Madjozi (SA)
Teni (NG) – Winner
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)

Best Male MVP
Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Davido (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
King Promise (GH)
Sjava (SA)
Wizkid (NG)
Zlatan (NG)

African DJ of the Year
DJ Creme De La Creme (KE)
DJ Kaywise (NG)
DJ Neptune (NG)
DJ Spinall (NG) – Winner
DJ Vyrusky (GH)
DJ Zinhle (SA)

Digital Artiste of the Year
Cassper Nyovest [SA]
Davido [NG] – Winner
Diamond Platnumz [TZ]
Kizz Daniel [NG]
Mr Eazi [NG]
Yemi Alade [NG]
Wizkid [NG]

Listeners’ Choice
Baby – JoeBoy (NG)
Dumebi – Rema (NG)
Fetch your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jealous – Fireboy DML (NG) – Winner
Jama – DJ Mic Smith (GH)
Kainama – Harmonize (TZ)
Killin Dem – BurnaBoy (NG)
Kpo K3K3 – StoneBwoy (GH)
Oil & Gas – Olamide (NG)

Viewers’ Choice
49-99 – Tiwa Savage (NG)
Able God – Chinko Ekun (NG)
Banomoya – Prince Kaybee (SA)
My Level – Shatta Wale (GH)
On The Low – Burna Boy (NG)
Soapy – Naira Marley (NG) – Winner
Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)
Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)

Video of the Year
49-99 – Tiwa Savage by Meji Alabi (NG) – Winner
Dangote – Burna Boy by Clarence Peters (NG)
Jericho – Simi by Adasa Cookey (NG)
Ngwa – Blick Bassy by Tebego Malope (SA)
Ohema – Kuami Eugene by Rex (GH)

Song of the Year
Jealous – FireBoy DML (NG)
Killin Dem – Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Malwhede – King Monada (SA)
Soapy – Naira Marley (NG)
Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)
Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)
Baby – JoeBoy (NG)
Case – Teni (NG)
Dumebi – Rema (NG)
Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jama – DJ Mic Smith(GH)

African Artiste Of The Year
Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Davido (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
Shatta Wale (GH)
ShoMadjozi (SA)
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)

Excellence in Philanthropy: DJ Cuppy – Winner

Excellence in Sports: Anthony Joshua – Winner

Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Influence: Bright Jaja – Winner

Community and Socio-Political Development: Adebola Williams & Jude Jideonwo – Winner

Excellence in Music: Innocent Idibia (2Baba) – Winner

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‘I wish I knew how to relate with death’ — Kunle Afolayan mourns Alabi Yellow

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Kunle Afolayan, a Nigerian movie star and film producer, has joined other celebrities to mourn the death of Samuel Akinpelu, veteran actor better known as Alabi Yellow.

The veteran actor reportedly passed away at his home in Ikorodu area of Lagos state on Sunday.

His death came months after he was diagnosed with stroke following the demise of his wife.

Esther Ajayi, a philanthropist better known as Iya Adura, was said to have placed the actor on N10 million lifeline in April, to aid his recovery.

His death has, however, drawn tributes from several celebrities, with many commending him for his various roles in the development of Yoruba movies.

Joining others to mourn the veteran actor, Afolayan took to his social media page to pen an emotional tribute, saying he had always wanted to feature alongside him in movies.

“I just wish I knew how to relate with death and human demise but the honest truth is that, I don’t,” he wrote on his Instagram page.

“I have always wanted to work with the veteran Alabi Yellow since TK and I discussed having him in a film titled ‘Dog on a lion’s trail’ over 15 years ago.

“However, the project didn’t take off for some reason. Reconnecting and working with the veterans in the industry is something I am passionate about, hence my featuring the likes of Papalolo, Baba Eda, Baba Gebu, Aderupoko and the late Alabi Yellow in Mokalik. I believe his sojourn in life has fully fulfilled the essence of why he was created.

“On behalf of the entire Golden Effects team, we hope the Almighty grants his entire family the grace and fortitude to bear this huge loss. Ki Olorun fi orun ke won. Ase.”

Alabi Yellow had a remarkable career in the country’s film industry before his death, featuring in several movies. He was also the author of ‘A ba Oko Ku’.

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