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Laffmattazz @10: Gbenga Adeyinka’s Comedy Concert Returns With A Vengeance

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Laughter is great medicine for the soul and no one does it better than maestro comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka GCFR with his annual, traveling, Laffmattazz show.

Known for its spectacular display of comedic talents, Laffmattazz is back in Ibadan, Oyo State for a 2021 concert and an explosive 10th edition.

Scheduled as always to hold on Easter Sunday, this year’s event will hold at Jogor Center, Ibadan on April 4 with all COVID-19 protocols duly observed.

Speaking on the 2021 Laffmattazz, Adeyinka stated in an exclusive chat with On-Screen, “Laffmattazz would have been 11 years, but COVID-19 prevented it from holding last year, so this is the 10th edition of the Laffmattazz concert, though Laffmattazz itself is over 30 years.”

He added, “This year is special because it is part virtual and part physical. We will be giving out a plot of land to a lucky person who buys a ticket no matter the category of ticket, courtesy of Revolution Plus. This is coupled with performances from people they would ordinarily not see for the amount being charged for tickets.”

Expected in the city of brown, rusted roofs are rib crackers like Helen Paul, Omobaba, Woli Arole, Dr Smile, Larry Jay, Baba Alariya, Peteru, Yemi Elesho, Pauldgoodguy, and Remote.

Others include Archbishop, Dr Whiteberry, MC Olympia, Shete, Eteye, Taichi, Ay Jokes, Nepa Boys, and MC Wo.

To make things even more special, this year there would be special Nollywood appearances from screen stars like Yomi Fash-Lanso, Ibrahim Chatta, and Tayo Amokade Ijebu. Music artists like Vector, Qdot, Mike Abdul, Azadus, Barryjhay, Beejhay Sax, Agaga, Fabulous Pizzy, Baptisa; and DJs like DJ Banky and DJ Sexy will also be on the ground for fantastic musical performances that have become a part of Laffmattazz.

2021 Laffmattazz is powered by sponsors like Maltina, the Oyo State Government, and Revolution Plus Property.

Also supporting the event this year is Cruzer Lounge and Bistro, Extention Publication, Titan Rice, OSMD Network, Kokun LOGISTICS, Kolaq Alagbo, and Eatrich Farms.

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Kizz Daniel Apologises To Fans, Promises Free Show On Friday

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Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel, has apologized for failing to perform at a show in Tanzania on Sunday.

Daniel was arrested in Dar es Salaam on Monday for failing to perform at the show. Fans had earlier trashed the venue in anger at the non-appearance of the singer.

At a press conference on Tuesday night streamed on the show promoter’s Instagram page, #str8upvibes_, the ‘Buga’ crooner explained his side of the story, apologized, and promised a free show for Friday.

He said, “This Friday, a free show, by the way, I will be partnering with Straight Up Vibes to make that happen.

“I must apologize to the fans. None of this was intentional.”

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Eniola Ajao Splashes 52m On ÀJÀKÀ’JÚ, Drags Sola Sobowale To Oyo Forest

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Nollywood movie lovers are in for a big treat as Award-winning Actress and Producer Eniola Ajao has raised her game with the production of what many expect to be a masterpiece judging by the quality of minds on the project.
The just-completed project “Beast of two worlds – ÀJÀKÀ’JÚ” is the story of a powerful lady, ÀJÀKÀ’JÚ, who is both human and an animal.
She bestrode the forest at night, making lives difficult for hunters, killing and maiming some of them. She destroys crops and cripples the economy of the town.
The king, Towobola went into the forest to confront ÀJÀKÀ’JÚ, after an epic battle, the king and ÀJÀKÀ’JÚ reached a pact to marry each other with the hope that ÀJÀKÀ’JÚ would bear male children as all kids borne for the kings are females.
True to hope, ÀJÀKÀ’JÚ gave birth to a son but threw the boy, who is now the hope of the continuation of the lineage of the king into the fire.
The move led to twists and turns that made the plots of the movie entertaining, daring, and suspense-filled.

ÀJÀKÀ’JÚ features notable actors such as:

Sola Sobowale
Bimbo Akintola
Odunlade Adekola
Ibrahim Chatta
Adedimeji Lateef
Femi Adebayo
Faithia Balogun
Mercy Aigbe
Eniola Ajao
Peju Ogunmola
Yinka Quadri and a whole lot of other great actors.

Beast of two words “ÀJÀKÀ’JÚ” was directed by highly respected directors, Adebayo Tijani and Odunlade Adekola and respected Cinematographer Idowu Adedapo, the man who shot Wedding Party, King of Boys (1), Chief Daddy, Dear Affy, Oloture, and many other notable movies.

According to Eniola, “I am not sparing anything to make this movie a hit and it will surely hit the cinema this December”

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Made Kuti Releases New Single ‘No More Wars’

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Grammy nominee and Africa’s rising Afrobeat singer, Mádé Kuti, has released a new single entitled ‘No more wars’ via Partisan Records off his forthcoming album.

The single, which was composed, arranged, and authored by the young Mádé Kuti, was produced by GMK and Sodi Marciszewer, who recorded, mixed, or produced Fela’s last six albums.

Speaking on the release of ‘No more wars,’ Mádé says, “No More Wars is entirely about temper, control, and focus. It’s about experiences I’ve had that taught me to reflect intentionally before I react.”

Continuing, he said, “The lyrics are inspired by my father’s consistency in following his path despite dealing with an overwhelming amount of harsh, untrue, and deliberately cruel people inside and outside of his circle.”

The song features an impressive vocal performance from the multi-instrumentalist, who preaches the need to embrace peace and re-awakening of true values during trying times.

The young Kuti returns to the scene with the new single after the completion of the tour of the U.S. with his dad, Femi Kuti, and the Positive Force.

The record is coming after the success of ‘For‘e’ward, Mádé Kuti’s first album that was jointly released alongside his father’s album and titled Legacy+.

Mádé Kuti’s new music draws from a deep well and understanding of the insecurity and global wars and the Afrobeat storytelling tradition to fuse soulful Afrobeat chords, horns and voices in creating a unique sound that will be a hit among young and older Nigerians and international audiences alike.

With the release of this single and his forthcoming album, Mádé Kuti is set to once again remind Nigerians and his international audience of his lyrical prowess, vocal dexterity, and multi-instrumental abilities.

Over the years, this graduate of London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has been honing his musical prowess in the music industry – learning from his father and the legacies of his grandfather, Fela Anikulapo Kuti – before starting his Movement band to release his first album while still performing with his father’s Positive Force band.

“No more wars,” is now available on all streaming platforms

Praise for Mádé + ‘Legacy +’:

“Mádé Kuti is a one-man studio band…[he] merges the slow-simmering rhythm and implacable horn riffs of vintage Afrobeat with a looping, prismatic, multilayered production, doubling back toward psychedelia.” – New York Times


“Giddy and transcendent” – Paste

“With one listen through ‘Legacy +,’ it’s clear that the late Fela Kuti’s musical family tree remains both strong and fruitful.” – American Songwriter.

“A fresh take on the Afrobeat sound that Fela pioneered in the 1970s and ’80s. Made carries the torch for his family’s Black consciousness and activist politics.” – SPIN

“Throws Afrobeat to the future” – The Observer

“The dynasty continues” – Uncut (8/10)

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