Sunday, April 6, 2008

MTRILL TERIA, Na Wah ooooooooooooooo

Guys you can't help but notice this guy, a new kid on the block. Did I say new, no not that new like that but the guy is set to release his album very soon. I'm talking about MTRILL TERIA. This guy is just the bomb in phcity @ the moment with hit songs "Bounce" and "Where You Dey Girl" banging the airways of popular radio stations in that area. The guy is currently produced by Grafton Entertainment formerly with de Indispensibles a musical duo based in ph city as well. Let me go into his nitty gritty and tell you guys all about Mtrill, enjoy!!!! If skill could personalize its name…one of its names would be M.Trill. Since the first air play of his debut single "Bounce", we knew we would never be safe from the mastery that M.Trill possesses. The song "Bounce" burned up the radio and charts in the south-south region of Nigeria , being number one on Cosmos Fm in Enugu for weeks on end and being the most played Naija song on Rhythm 93.7 Fm in Port Harcourt all in 2004. This earned him more than just the usual accolades that accompany that kind of success, and before long pirates couldn't keep their hands off the club friendly jam, and in that same year 2004, he signed a record deal with Xcel music (also based in Port Harcourt) that should have seen him unleash his expertise upon us some where along the line it fell through and the album was held back. A gold fish, they say has no hiding place so it didn't come as a surprise that as soon as word got round that "Trill" (as he is fondly called) was leaving xcel music. Offers were coming from all quarters in and out of the state and country. It didn't take up to a month from his leaving xcel music mid 2005 that his story landed on the table of Big T the CEO of Grafton Entertainment, who's label is run both in the U.k and Nigeria.They say ''Game recognise game'' and Mtrill signed a record deal with U.K and Nigerian based music label Grafton records. M.trill (M meaning mayjah, pronounced major) was born on the 18 th of May in Nigeria .The fifth of all his siblings, they decide to name him "Teria". He did his primary schooling at Air Force Primary School, Ikeja in Lagos . He also did his Secondary education at Federal Government College Warri, Delta state and later Federal Government College Odogbolu, Ogun state where he finished up. His tertiary education was done at the University of Port Harcourt , Rivers State where he studied Geology. He graduated in 2004 and immediately sought a career in music with record deals at his disposal. To him, talent is worth exploring and so he's bent on showing the world what he has to offer. Apart from, being the hottest rap artist in Port Harcourt . M.trill has got such good "school boy" looks that have the girls constantly on his case. Armed with a humble nature and a very strong Christian background, M.trill has an in-depth knowledge of hip-hop that he believes gives him the edge over most other Naija rappers. He has been likened to be a cross between rappers, Mase and Kanye west, this he abhors because he feels that it is wrong to compare him with other rappers, believing every man is his own king. Apart from the usual being on the charts, M.trill has also lent credence to a couple of well known Port Harcourt based artistes, being on "specimen A, De indispensables and Ebiere's albums that all have national recognition.

Nas, Freshlyground storm Nigeria for Soundcity Music Video Awards on April 11

Guys you'll never wonder what I stumbled on today, happy reading!!!!! Popular American rapgster, Nas is set to arrive Nigeria for the inaugural Soundcity Music Video Awards. The reputable crooner will be supported by South Africa’s wave-making Freshlyground and Ghana’s Tic Tac; and together, they would help fulfill Soundcity’s reputation of adding value to life with the power of music by staging an exceptional, potentially incomparable Soundcity Music Video Awards. Already, D’Banj, Asa, P Square, Faze, Jimmy Jatt are amongst the leading contenders for laurels at the SMVA 2008, with the highest number of six nominations recorded to DJ Jimmy Jatt, and five each to the trio of Asa, Faze and D’Banj. The Nominees list shows the viewing preferences of Nigerians from the previous year till date; and the entries were adjudged on the criteria of: originality, style, creativity, expression, and graphic quality. According to the chairperson of the Awards Screening Committee, Mr. Jacob Akinyemi Johnson, also Head, Creative and Research of the Silverbird Group, the fourteen categories to be recognized and rewarded include the Best Male Video; the Best Female Video; the Best Duo/Group Video; the Best R&B/Pop Video; the Best Hip Hop Video; the Best New Artiste; the Best Video Direction; the Best Special Effects/Editing; the Best Cinematography; the Best Choreography; the African Video of the Year; the Soundcity Fresh Video; Soundcity’s Viewers’ Choice; and the Best Overall Video. JAJ said the categories of the Awards extend to every popular genre of music as appreciated all over Nigeria and indeed across Africa. It also will reward the producers and directors, who work behind the scenes to produce the videos that have put Nigeria on the global front. “Soundcity is reputed to produce the best music and music-related events in Nigeria, and the Soundcity Music Video Awards will be no exception, with the best of recognition, reward, and first-class entertainment. Indeed, the SMVA will be the exceptional music video awards in Nigeria to recognize the efforts of artistes and video producers and directors whose strengths and abilities have been able to put Nigerian and African music videos on a global pedestal”, said Mr. Tajuddeen Adepetu, Chief Executive Officer of CMA, Soundcity’s parent company, and Executive Producer of the Awards. “As you very well know, Soundcity is your 24-hour urban lifestyle channel, dedicated all the time with music videos, lifestyle content and interactive programming that is influenced by the viewers; and it is a medium that represents a repertoire of encompassing music videos - as far as it is music and it is good to someone’s eyes as it is to the ears; and we’re evidently the most qualified to stage this kind of Awards in compliance with the international best practices we’ve established for our brand over time”, he added. Giants of the World’s Corporate landscape, MTN, Unilever, Guinness and Virgin Atlantic are amongst the supporting the Soundcity Music Video Awards, and have consequently put their brands, MTN XTRACOOL, Guinness Extra Smooth, Unilever's Close Up toothpaste behind the talk-of-the-town Awards. According to Miss Shileola Obisesan, Senior Brand Manager of the Consolidated Media Associates, and Awards Sponsorship & Marketing Director, “this will possibly be the biggest entertainment event to be held in Nigeria in 2008; it will be one Awards in the history of Nigerian entertainment that nobody will wish to forget in a hurry; and we can never be grateful enough for the sponsorship consideration we are getting from MTN, Unilever, Guinness, Virgin Atlantic, and indeed other behind-the-scene supporters on this project.” “Evidently, Soundcity, Nigeria’s first and foremost 24-hour music, entertainment and lifestyle channel has become Nigeria’s most-watched, most-admired, and perhaps most-copied music television channel in Nigeria, and we’re delighted to be taking it all a step further with the support of our esteemed sponsors”, she added. The much-discussed Soundcity Music Video Award ceremony holds at the Shell Hall of the MUSON Centre from 4:00p.m., non-African time on April 11, 2008, and is expected to have all the glitz, glamour and quality entertainment synonymous with Soundcity. The ceremony will also feature a one-of-a-kind Red Carpet event, as part of the Awards which will be hosted by the delectable duo of D’Banj and Ashionye, and transmitted across Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, and indeed to some parts of Europe. The crème of the increasingly fledging Nigerian Music industry is united in ensuring ample entertainment, as never before witnessed in any Awards ceremony, even if as far as Nigeria is concerned. Already, the Mo’Hits Crew, the Storm All Stars, P Square, Plantashun Boiz, QuestionMark All Stars and the MUSON Philharmonic Orchestra have been confirmed amongst the groups performing alongside Nas, Freshlyground and Tic Tac. The Soundcity Music Video Awards is the fourth of the exceptionally different events promised the stakeholders last year, in addition to the Soundcity Campus Blast, the Soundcity Annual Blast Party, and the Soundcity Club Blast – all three of which have already been successfully delivered.