Minjin (born Adewale Lawanson Junior) is a singer and guitarist from Lagos Nigeria.
Minjin began his career as a singer when he was 16 years old. He is a member of the Extremely Talented Artists (ETA) Foundation and the Society of Nigerian Arts. In 2017 he released two songs: ‘You’re the One’ and ‘Kini Ma Se’.
You’ve been silent for some time now after hitting the limelight. What happened to Minjin?
I came in with only one goal as per where I was coming from and I didn’t want to go back there. So I wanted to blow up but while I was trying to blow up I didn’t understand the music business. I didn’t even care about the money. I just knew that if I should become the number one artiste in Nigeria, there was no way I wouldn’t make money. I dropped those singles and it got to a time that the label had too many artistes and I was the last signee. So, after I dropped a single, they told me I had to wait for another guy to drop a single. So, I was calculating how many months all that would take. Music is the faster you drop songs that are hits, the bigger you become and the more you get paid. They (Kennis Music) had more than they could promote at a time . That’s what I felt). We had one manager for a whole label that had up to nine artistes. We requested for another manager but they didn’t accept because I’m sure they wanted the manager to be their own person. I didn’t have anybody to talk to so I was just doing things by myself not that I even knew how to do it and I got African recognition. But at the end of the day, there is no one to blame because nobody will mention the management or the label but they will say, Minjin you disappointed us.
What has the music industry taught you?
It has taught me that you need to get the best team first and putting out your stuffs is good. Just imagine Rihanna posting that I am her favourite artiste. Imagine how many people will look for me even if they don’t know me because it matters who is taking about you. The best musician in Nigeria has not blown. He might just be somewhere doing ‘yahoo yahoo’ sef. What I am trying to say is that there are lots of talents out there that are yet to be discovered.
Yahoo boys are invading the industry .I How is this affecting artistes who have no money for promotion…
It is also affecting me. But thank God for social media and other music platforms where you can showcase your art.
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LRR signee – Oladips is a year older today, to celebrate, he released a brand new single titled “Vain”. Dips use the song to lay down some heartfelt bars as he emphasises on why this thing called life is all vanity.
The song is a cover of Fireboy DML x Oxlade’s single titled “Sing”. Watch and share your thoughts below
While he’s still basking on the success of his 2018 hit single, Sensima, Skiibii shares the official music video for his recently premiered tune titled “Omaema”. The flashy visuals was directed by Mazi C.I. Jizzle
As GRAMMY award-winning siblings Morgan Heritage keep making history with remarkable various endeavors, their latest offering is a sensual ode to the ladies featuring Multi-award winning, top billboard charting Nigerian star Patoranking. “Pay Attention” is the official second single from Morgan Heritage’s highly anticipated Spring 2019 new album. Inspired by the wise words of French philosopher and political activist Simone Weil: “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity”, the emotional single captures the perfect blend between dancehall music from Jamaica and the Afro-beat sounds from Africa.
Ahead of the release, Mojo noted, “We didn’t know this song would be for a song so emotional that speaks to men and women around the world, who have been through one thing or the next trying to maintain a healthy relationship. Which can easily be lost because we just simply didn’t Pay Attention,” adding, “For almost two years we’ve been working on the new album and since setting up our roots in Kenya we long looked forward to filming a music video in Kenya and this is it for the new album.” Gramps Morgan adds onto their collaborator, “While vibing to the track, we knew that Patoranking was the perfect fit. He’s an artist we’ve been following and have loved the progress he’s made in his career over the last five years.”
It was an all round labor of love for all the artists involved who have each in their own rights gained worldwide success on their own merit. To unite on the track was an humble experience, “It’s truly an honor when we can work with our peers in the music industry around the world and see their professionalism first hand. Though he has become a giant of an artist in Nigeria, Pato is extremely humble and while filming the video in Nairobi, Kenya it would seem like we knew each other for years by the way we clicked,” says Peetah Morgan, adding, “We are looking forward to sharing more music from our new album coming later this Spring and hope the world will love the musical journey we will be taking our fans on. Jah Bless!”
Patoranking says, “I am very happy that I get to release ‘Pay Attention’ with my brothers. I loved the music shoot and this is a song I know will resonate with all our fans around Africa and Jamaica.”
Filmed in Nairobi, Kenya and Masaai Mara, Kenya, the video gives viewers an insight to Brand Kenya and the Nairobi Experience. Directed by Jordan Hoechlin & Mojo Morgan with production for the video made possible by Roya Entertainment, “Pay Attention” featured four elegant timeless beautiful models provided by an agency owned by supermodel by Ajuma Nasenyana.
Grey Nation sensational singer “Toby Grey” releases the video to the remix of her widely accepted conscious song “Show Glass”. The remix features Able God crooner “Chinko Ekun” and new school Apala singer “Terry Apala”.
The video was directed by renowned video director – Oludare. ENJOY
The Multinational Joint Task Force in Chad claims the leaders of Boko Haram are currently overwhelmed and the terrorist group in disarray, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The Chief of Military Public Information of the MNJTF, Col Timothy Antigha, said this in a statement on Tuesday.
Antigha said the group was overwhelmed by the sustained air and land attacks on them in the Lake Chad region by the task force.
He also said the Boko Haram fighters captured divulged that “the morale and fighting spirit of the group’s fighters is very low”.
Antigha quoted ex-fighters as saying there was growing insecurity and inability to get food, medicine and ammunition to the fighters stranded on the islands because of the MNJTF’s onslaught against the insurgent group.
The spokesman said an integral part of the operation was a series of “coordinated day and night Human Intelligence as well as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions’’.
He said the missions were being conducted by the air forces of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.
Antigha explained that this led to devastating air interdiction which destroyed Boko Haram logistic facilities and fighters in Tumbum, Gini, Abadam, Arege, Tumbun rego and Dagaya between March 7 and 11.
He added that in the last four weeks of the operation, 70 Boko Haram vehicles, mostly gun trucks and facilities such as fuel dumps, weapons and ammunition were destroyed.
He said sources confirmed that internal crisis led to a change in the Boko Haram leadership on March 3.
Antigha said the Islamic State West Africa Province sacked Boko Haram’s factional chief, Abu Mus’ab Al Barnawi, and replaced him by Abu Umar Al Barnawi.
According to him, the frequent execution of Boko Haram commanders and fighters indicates the effectiveness of Operation Yancin Tafki.
THE Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences, on Tuesday, impounded 115 motorcycles, including 22 branded commercial motorcycles called ‘Gokada’ and ‘Maxokada’, for violating the state road traffic laws.
The Chairman of the task force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, stated that the motorcyclists were operating on restricted routes and driving against traffic around Ikeja, Ojota and Maryland.
Egbeyemi, who said the activities of the branded commercial motorcycle operators were illegal and without valid documentation by the state government, ordered the owners and operators of ‘Gokada’ and ‘Maxokada’ to comply with the Lagos State Road Traffic Law, 2012.
He added that in accordance with the law, no commercial motorcycle operator was allowed to operate on 475 restricted routes, including highways and bridges across the state.
He said, “The government enjoined members of the public to henceforth desist from patronising commercial motorcyclists on all restricted routes as the passengers are also liable to prosecution.
“It was an eyesore seeing the operators of these newly-branded commercial motorcycles, ‘Gokada’ and ‘Maxokada’, in competition for the right of way with motorists on highways and bridges across the state”
The task force chairman added that the state Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Mu’azu, had ordered the prosecution of the 10 riders arrested.
One of the arrested ‘Gokada’ riders, Francis Ayeni, who claimed to be paying N3,000 per day to the management of the ride-hailing company, said he was not aware of any documentation that needed to be made with the government.
Another arrested ‘Maxokada’ rider, Adebayo Adeniran, noted that he collected the commercial motorcycle on hire purchase from the management of the firm after he had presented a guarantor.
The Federal Government has banned the use of Boeing 737-Max planes in Nigerian airspace.
The decision was taken at Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting held in Abuja.
The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Minister of State, Aviation, Heidi Sirika, disclosed to journalists soon after the meeting ended.He stated, “Regarding Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9, that has been in the news recently, there is no cause for alarm as there is no operator in Nigeria that is using that type of air plane. The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, whose mandate it is to issue advisory, has already issued advisory that nobody should fly into Nigeria or out of Nigeria using Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9, pending the determination of the actual cause of the crash in Ethiopia and also pending the outcome of the response of the manufacturer, which is Messers Boeing.Regardless of the enormous safety records of this plane 737, it has caused concern in the world of aviation and you know aviation is universal, whatever affects one affects the other because aircraft will be flying in and out. So, we have issued a directive that no operator with Boeing 737 Max 8 or Max 9 should operate into and outside our airports and this is being carried out.Regarding Air Peace and Arik orders, whether those orders were confirmed or intent, it is to our knowledge in the ministry that they won’t be in the country until the next two years or so. And this is enough period to sort out whatever problem it is with that plane. The world of aviation will not be sleeping just as we in Nigeria will not be sleeping. And it is normal standard practice that once a particular aircraft type is involved in accidents, back to back, it is withdrawn from the market and see if there is something they are doing wrong. And if it is confirmed that a particular problem, say, for instance, landing gear, they will issue an instruction to ground such plane worldwide until the problem is fixed.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of the 2019 Presidential Inauguration Committee.
The Permanent Secretary, General Services Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Olusegun Adekunle, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Adekunle said that the SGF would serve as the chairman, while the Permanent Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs Office in the office of the SGF would serve as the secretary of the committee.
He said that members of the committee are, the Ministers of Information and Culture, Interior, Foreign Affairs and FCT.
Others are ministers of Defence, Health, Education, the Minister of State for Aviation, the APC National Chairman and the Inspector General of Police.
Adekunle said that the Director General, Department State Service, the Commander, Brigade of Guards, the Permanent Secretary, State House and the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office are also members of the committee.
He said that the committee’s terms of reference would be to plan, organise and execute all approved activities for the 2019 Presidential Inauguration.
The permanent secretary said that the committee would co-opt organisations or persons relevant to the successful execution of the programme.
The committee, he said, will document for posterity, all planned activities for the inauguration and carry out any other assignment as may be required towards the successful implementation of theHe said that the committee would be inaugurated on Thursday at the Office of the SGF.
Human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, has pulled out of the ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ coalition, alleging that his partner, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, betrayed him and their cause while he was locked up for over two months in prison.
Adeyanju, who is also the convener of ‘Concerned Nigerians’, said this in a tweet on Wednesday.
He wrote, “Dear Nigerians, I have resigned my membership of Our Mumu Don Do. I no longer have confidence in the leader of the movement, Charly Boy. He betrayed the cause while I was away in prison and compromised with the oppressors. Thank you.”
Adeyanju, who is very critical of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, however, did not give further information on the matter.
The politician turned activist and Charly Boy organised scores of protests against the Buhari government between 2016 and 2018 including one at the Wuse Market, Abuja in which they were almost lynched by Buhari supporters.
He also led a protest at the National Assembly on the day operatives of the Department of State Services laid siege to the Assembly.Adeyanju has been arrested over five times within the same period having been accused of murder and other offences many believed were trumped up.
is currently on a media tour in the United States of America and he recently visited Vice News.
In his interview with the medium, Davido said music makes Africa great while reeling out the names of Nigerian musicians, who have put Afrobeat on the global map.
Davido spoke about his upbringing, growing up in Nigeria, how he took to music and the success of Afrobeats.
The singer also revealed that some of the songs he’s currently obsessed with are Offset’s ‘Father of 4’ and ‘Championships’ by Meek Mill.
Last week, the Afropop singer was a guest at Channels 4 News studios in London where he got to talk about his success story, politics and handling the police who barged into his new home in the United States.
In September 2018, Davido was a guest on popular New York-based radio show, ‘The Breakfast Club’ with Charmalagne and DJ Envy.
Following the release of his “Afro Bongo EP”, Tanzanian golden boy – Harmonize premieres the visuals for one of the standout tracks on the extended play. The tune is titled “Kainama” and it features Nigerian superstar – Burna Boy and Tanzanian superstar – Diamond Platnumz.
The video was shot and directed by Mr C in Ghana. Watch and enjoy
2Nite Entertainment Music Group artiste Flavour teams up with Semah G. Weifur to deliver a brand new gospel-related single titled “Most High”.Semah G. Weifur is a young Ghanaian discovered by Flavour in an orphanage home during his West African tour back in May. Listen and share your comments below