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Live Band Star, SB Live, Signs New Management Deal ; Commences Weekly Gig in Ikeja

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One of Nigeria’s most sought after medley artistes, Seun Bankole, popularly known as SB Live, has signed a new management deal with Massimo Entertainment owned by renowned entertainment entrepreneur, Layinka Oyedeji.

Oyedeji was masked musician, Lagbaja’s manager, for over a decade.

According to Oyedeji, “Massimo Entertainment’s decision to formally sign SB Live to a management deal was based on the awareness that as an artiste, he is growing exponentially, and we feel he needs to concentrate more on churning out good music while we help him coordinate the business aspect including new projects and tours.
More so, we understand the industry and its intricacies and can help him navigate seamlessly.”

Describing Bankole as one of the most talented live band artistes he has ever worked with, and he has worked with quite a few, Oyedeji traced their relationship to over a decade ago.

“SB Live was a diamond in the rough when I spotted him as a back-up artiste around 2006/7. I knew there was something about him and went ahead to help him set up a band and began performing at The Place (G.R.A, Ikeja).

In 2010, he moved to Troy Lounge (Ogba, Lagos) which became the platform that launched him into the big time. So, we know his drive and determination, we know what a bigger brand he can be and we are set to help him achieve his dreams.”

In the intervening years, SB has evolved into one of Nigeria’s in-demand bands, performing a medley of contemporary and vintage Nigerian and foreign songs from Fuji, juju, blues, country to afro beats and Apala among others at high profile weddings and such ceremonies at home and abroad.

In fact, he has toured the United States of America twice in the last two years. He has also churned out a couple of mixtapes and singles, the latest being ‘Garden Party’, which video was shot by Storiesbyzeez and is set for release this week.

As part of the new deal, the gangling artiste and his SB Live Crew will commence a weekly gig at upscale bar and lounge, 2G1, in Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, from Wednesday, November 7th.

Oyedeji concluded, “With this new gig, we would transform the Wednesday nightlife in Ikeja for good. SB has done it before and he would do it again. Now, his fans know where to connect with him on a weekly basis. It is a new chapter for both parties.”

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MAYA Award Producer Ademola Ajibola Out With New Movie ‘Ise Ori’ [PHOTOS]

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Top event specialist and serial entrepreneur, Ademola Ajibola, popularly known as Ademola MoreKlue is set to take Nigerian movie lovers on a journey of excitement and thrill as he is set to release a new movie titled ISE ORI.

The movie shot on locations in Ikorodu, Lagos stars the best of the new generation of Yoruba actors like Temitope Osoba, Nkechi Sunday, Peters Ijagbemi, Adebimpe Oyebade, Oreoluwa Sobowale, Akeem Adeyemi and a host of others.

The movie centers on the day to day lives of 4 graduates whose passions were thrown to the backseat in a bid to succeed and grow, forgetting the divine arrangement of fate and destiny. The movie which will be released in June, is directed by Titi Jeje and managed by top production manager, Kehinde Adeyemi.

In the words of the producer, Ademola Ajibola, ISE ORI is a story I created to encourage more youths into following their passion rather than boxing themselves into corners and limiting their dreams and eventual success in life.

“For instance, I studied Economics in the university and here I am today making the moves in the Media and Entertainment world. Life has evolved beyond what your degree and certifications can bring and it’s more of what one can think and do than what you can study”. He opined.

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UPDATE: Naira Marley, Zlatan Remain In EFCC Custody

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Issa Goal hit singer, Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Zanku originator, Temidayo Omoniyi (aka Zlatan), who were arrested on Friday morning by the Economic and Financial Crimea Commission in connection with alleged cases of internet fraud and money laundering, were still in detention on Saturday night, PUNCH reports.

The EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in an interview with our correspondent, confirmed that the artistes had not been released.

Orilade said, “They are still with us as we are talking.”

Asked if the singers would spend the weekend in custody, he said, “They are still with us. When they are released, I will let you know.”

The EFCC arrested the singers based on “intelligence report” allegedly linking them to cybercrime offences.

The commission said the artistes were apprehended along with three other suspects, Tiamiu Abdulrahman, Adewunmi Adeyanju and Musa Abubakar, following an early morning raid at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos.

A statement by the EFCC had said,“At the point of arrest, the commission recovered a number of items, including laptops from the suspects. They have so far volunteered information about their involvement in the alleged criminal activities, even as investigations continue.”

The commission last year launched Operation Cyber Storm to curb the activities of internet fraudsters.

Over 150 suspects have been reportedly arrested across the country.

Naira Marley last week released a song titled ‘Am I a Yahoo Boy?’, which sparked controversy on social media.

Following the release, veteran rapper, Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, popularly known as Ruggedman, in a video that went viral last week, criticised the song.

Naira Marley responded to the criticism in an Instagram Live video ridiculing Ruggedman.

However, the rap artiste stated that he had to express his opinion about Naira Marley’s comments because they had rubbed off on other musicians in Nigeria.

He also said he had his brand to protect, adding that he could not watch someone else “drag his name and brand in the mud”.

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MC Mario Set To Hit The Comedy Industry Big

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Popular fast rising OAP/comedian set to debut his annual comedy show tagged “The Mario Experience 0.1”.

The comedy show which is designed not just to promote the usual laughter crusade but also to encourage an average man with relative experiences, a thirst quencher, depression healer and motivation for those groping to actualize their goals amidst other bigger fish.

The anticipated start studded event is scheduled to hold on the 30th of June 2019 at the prestigious Excellence Hotel and Suites, Ogba, Lagos.

The wazobia and billionaire comedian as fondly called is set to featureother fast and rising colleagues such as Whalemouth, Open Teeth, Pashun, Mr Talk amidst some of the big bangs in its industry such as Koffi tha guru, De Don, Omo Baba, Dextalker, KennyBlaq, Woli Arole, Asiri comedy and many more.

The multi-lingua OAP is currently the major host of the Jordan Drive on Jordan 105.5 FM alongside his billionaire gang, Janel Hindi, Telemoh and Naomi Kuity who will also be gracing the laughter crusade event.

Music by Jo El, Mario Sings, Danny S, Mr. Neeniheancho, Kellz, Ulishemi and more.

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