Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA 2013)Nominees

Video of the Year

1. Flavour – Ada Ada
2. Olamide – Duro Soke
3. Sound Sultan – Natural Something
4. D’Banj – Don’t Tell Me Nonsense
5. Chidima – Emi Ni Baller

Best Afro Hip Hop Video

1. Ill Bliss – I Am Sorry
2. Splash – Church Agbasa
3. Olamide – Durosoke
4. MI – Chairman
5. Phyno – Man of the Year

Best Hip Hop Video

1. Eedris Abdulkareem – I Go Whooz You
2. Pryse – Eleto
3. Boogey – Sanctum
4. Ice Prince – VIP
5. Yung6ix – First Class

Best Afro Pop Video

1. D’banj – Don’t Tell Me Nonsense
2. Sound Sultan – Natural Something
3. Goldie – Miliki
4. 2face – Blood on the dance floor
5. Alabai – Ogbanje

Best Dance Hall/Reggae Video

1. Davido – All of you
2. Waje – I wish
3. Patoranking – Alubarika
4. Orezi – Rihana
5. Vector – Follow Me

Best Pop Extra Video

1. Chidima – Emi Ni Baller
2. Kcee – Limpopo
3. Solidstar – Skibo
4. Davido – Gobe
5. Harrysong – Im In Love (Remix)

Best Gospel Video

1. Ada – Bobo Me
2. Henrisoul – Blow My Mind
3. Amaray – Oke Mgbidi
4. Kefee – Celebrate
5. Solomon Lange – Yabo

Best R ‘n’ B Video

1. Jennifer – Ifunanya
2. Capital FEMI – Capital F.E.M.I
3. Pelli – The One
4. Nosa – Always Pray for You
5. Banky W – Yes/No

Best High Life Video

1. Flavour – Ada Ada
2. i-Mike – Adure
3. Wizboy – Halima
4. Dr. Victor Olaiya ft 2face – Baby Mi Da
5. Inyanya – Jombolo

Best Afro Beat Video

1. Starboy – Caro
2. Black Magic – Confam
3. Henry Knight – Shako
4. Burna Boy – Run My Race
5. MGabriel – Eruku Lau Lau

Best Contemporary Afro Music Video

1. Xproject – Azuka
2. Dammy Krane – Xteristics
3. Sheyman – Paper
4. Skales – Komole
5. Jaywon – Catch Me If You Can

Most popular Nigerian Music Video in Europe

1. Dizzy – Jekin Jekin
2. Tipsy – Tin Geh Geh
3. Moe Logo – Pangolo
4. Dola Billz – No Gocking
5. Spice Vision – Today na Today

Best Indigenous Concept

1. Tillaman – Ori Owo
2. MGabriel – Eruku Lau Lau
3. Flavour – Ada Ada
4. Shola Alyson – Ife

Best use of animation

1. DJ Sose – Obulu
2. Ketchy Dons – Closer n Closer
3. T-Sleek – Ma Wo mi

Best use of costumes

1. Flavour – Ada Ada
2. Dipp – Balance for Me
3. D’Prince – Goody Bag
4. Tiwa Savage – Without My Heart
5. May D – So Many Things

Best use of Choreography

1. Inyanya – Jombolo
2. Timaya – Ekoloma Demba
3. TIV – What’s The Matter
4. Banky W – Yes/No
5. D’banj – Don’t Tell Me Nonsense

Best Producer

1. EME Records
2. Marvin Records
3. Chocolate City
4. Kennis Music

Best Director

1. Clarence Peters
2. Squareball
3. Sesan
4. Mattmax

Most Promising Director

1. Unlimited LA
2. Matmax
3. Tyson
4. Catalyst
5. Paul Gambit

Best Editor

1. Mattmax for Don’t tell me Nonesense by D’banj
2. Unlimited LA for Confam by Black Magic
3. Sesan for Sexy Mama by Inyanya
4. Clarence Peters for Durosoke by Olamide

Best Cinematography

1. Ajeh for Alubarika by Patoranking
2. Squareball for Church Agbasa by Splash
3. Matmax for Don’t Tell Me Nonsense by D’banj
4. Clarence Peters for Durosoke by Olamide
5. Mr. Moe Musa for So many thinz by May D

Best Use of Visual Effects

1. Inyanya – Sexy Mama
2. Sound Sultan – Natural Something
3. Ice Prince – VIP
4. Morell – Oxygen
5. Danas – My Melody

Best Video By A New Act

1. Sean Tizzle – Shole
2. Mystro – This Kain Love
3. Charas – Gbege
4. Sym19 – Fine Baby Girl
5. Outrageous – Am In The Mood

Best Soft Rock/Alternative Video

1. Black Magic – Repete
2. Dazzle Ra Amen – Chinekem
3. Ese Peters – Omote
4. Shola Allyson – Ife
5. Timi Dakolo – Great Nation

Best Music Video by a Minor

1. Choco Girl – Ayo
2. G Girl – Young Shall Grow
3. Mya K – My DJ
4. Ozzybosco – Tinini
5. Whitney Wonder – Africa Unite

China And Nigeria Sign Mega $1.1bn Deal

China has agreed to give Nigeria a $1.1bn
(£700m) low-interest loan to build much-
needed infrastructure.
The deal was struck during Nigerian President
Goodluck Jonathan’s meeting with Chinese
President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Wednesday.
The money would help build roads, airport
terminals in four cities, and a light-rail line for
Nigeria’s capital.
China is investing heavily in Africa at it relies
on it for oil and other natural resources.
Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer, but its
infrastructure needs updating and most people
live in poverty.
Mr Xi said both countries had been brought
together by a common task of pursuing
national development, AFP news agency
reports.
“As a proverb of Nigeria reads: ‘A man cannot
sit down alone to plan for prosperity,'” he is
quoted as saying.
Mr Jonathan is leading a business delegation
on a four-day trip to China to boost ties
between the two countries.
Chinese companies are already building roads
across Nigeria in contracts worth $1.7bn.
China’s demand for crude oil produced in
Nigeria is expected to rise tenfold to 200,000
barrels a day by 2015, Nigerian officials said,
AFP reports.

Source:BBC.co.uk

Nigerian Clubs Banned On Match-fixing Investigation After Goal Glut In Two play-off Matches

Four clubs involved in two play-off matches
that ended 79-0 and 67-0 respectively – a total
of 146 goals – have been suspended in
Nigeria.

Plateau United Feeders were 79-0 victors over
Akurba FC while Police Machine FC
demolished Bubayaro FC 67-0.
“It is unacceptable – a scandal of huge
proportions,” said Muke Umeh, chairman of
the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF)
Organising Committee.
“The teams are suspended indefinitely, pending
further sanctions.”
Plateau United Feeders and Police Machine
went into the matches level on points, with
promotion to the lowest tier of the Nationwide
League Division at stake.
Feeders scored 72 of their goals in the second
half, while Police Machine reportedly scored 61
times after the break in their game.
The results meant that Plateau edged above
Police Machine on goal difference.
Umeh added: “We will investigate this matter
thoroughly and get to the bottom of it.”
The NFF’s director of competitions, Dr
Mohammed Sanusi, gave assurances that the
Organising Committee would hand out severe
sanctions on all persons and institutions
indicted by the investigation.
“The teams involved, their players and
officials, match officials, coordinator and
anyone found to have played some role in this
despicable matter would be severely dealt
with,” Sanusi said.

CHINUA ACHEBE:WOLE SOYINKA AND JP CLARK COMMENT,CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE GIVES HIM AN ELERGY IN A NATIVE LANGUAGE(IGBO)

English: Montage of Igbo people which include:...

English: Montage of Igbo people which include: Olaudah Equiano, aka Gustavus Vassa, Jaja of Opobo (1821–1891)Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Chinua Achebe speaking at Asbury Hall...

English: Chinua Achebe speaking at Asbury Hall, Buffalo, as part of the “Babel: Season 2” series by Just Buffalo Literary Center, Hallwalls, & the International Institute. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The death of one of the greatest writers of all time,Chinua Achebe,has sparked his fellow novelists to stand up and speak their own piece of mind about their colleague. Wole  Soyinka and JP. Clark delivered their heartfelt message about their colleague,friend and brother and this is what they had to say.

“For us, the loss of Chinua Achebe is, above all else, intensely personal. We have lost a brother, a colleague, a trailblazer and a doughty fighter.

“Of the ‘pioneer quartet’ of contemporary Nigerian literature, two voices have been silenced – one, of the poet Christopher Okigbo, and now, the novelist Chinua Achebe.

“It is perhaps difficult for outsiders of that intimate circle to appreciate this sense of depletion, but we take consolation in the young generation of writers to whom the baton has been passed, those who have already creatively ensured that there is no break in the continuum of the literary vocation.

“We need to stress this at a critical time of Nigerian history, where the forces of darkness appear to overshadow the illumination of existence that literature represents.

“These are forces that arrogantly pride themselves implacable and brutal enemies of what Chinua and his pen represented, not merely for the African continent, but for humanity.

“Indeed, we cannot help wondering if the recent insensate massacre of Chinua’s people in Kano, only a few days ago, hastened the fatal undermining of that resilient will that had sustained him so many years after his crippling accident.”

The University of Nigeria Nsukka in Enugu State has declared a morning period for the late Trailblazer.The accident that left him to a wheelchair occurred on the 22 march 1990 and he died on 22 march 2013.WHAT A TRAGIC LOSS. My condolence goes out to is family and friends.

Chimamanda’s elergy;

Ife mee,
Nnukwu ife mee,
Chinua Achebe anabago,
Onye edemede nke di,
Egwu, onye nnukwu uche, onye obi oma,
Keduzi onye anyi ga-eji eme onu?
Keduzi onye anyi ga-eji jee mba?
Keduzi onye ga-akwado anyi?
Ebenebe egbu o!
Anya mmili julu m anya,
Chinua Achebe, naba no ndokwa,
O ga-adili gi mma,
Naba na ndokwa.

English translation by Adaure Achumba

Something has happened
Something big/grave has happened,
Chinua Achebe is gone.
A great writer, a man of great wisdom, a man with a good heart.
Who shall we brag about?
Who are we going to tell the world about/take to other lands?
Who will guide us?
A storm has passed/a catastrophe has happened.
Tears fill my eyes.
Chinua Achebe rest in peace,
It shall be well with you.
Rest in peace.

from AaureAchumba.com

THE 1ST AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2013

Industry Merit Award
Olu Jacobs

Industry Trail Blazer
Ivie Okunjaye

Best Actor – Drama (Movies/TV)
OC Ukeje – Two Brides and a Baby

Best Actress – Drama (Movies/TV)
Jackie Appiah – Perfect Picture

Best Supporting Actor – Drama
(Movies/TV)
Matthew Nabwiso – A Good Catholic
Girl

Best Supporting Actress – Drama
(Movies/TV)
Maureen Koech – Lies that Bind

Best Actor – Comedy (Movies/TV)
Hafiz Oyetoro – House a Part

Best Actress – Comedy (Movies/TV)

MercyJohnson (Dumebi the Dirty Girl)

Best Costume Designer
Ngozi Obasi – The Mirror Boy

Best Short Film
Ngendo Mukii – Yellow Fever

Best Writer – Comedy
Tim Greene – Skeem

Best Sound Editor
Michael Botha & Joel Assaizky – Man
on Ground

Best Movie Director
Akin Omotoso (Man On Ground)

Best Lighting Designer
Dave Howe – Otelo Burning

Best Art Director
Anita van Hemert & Chantel Carter –
Otelo Burning

Best Movie (Drama/Comedy)
Sara Blecher – Otelo Burning

Best Picture Editor
Aryan Kaganof – Man on Ground

Best Movie (Comedy)
Tim Greene – Skeem

Best Movie (Drama)
Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy

Best Local Language Movie (Yoruba)
Tunde Kelani – Maami

Best Local Language Movie (Hausa)
A. Ali/Hafizu Bello – Faida Nura

Best Local Langauge Movie (Swahili)
Sameer Srivastava/Sanjni Srivastava
– The Ray of Hope

Best Writer (Drama)
Obi Emelonye/Amaka Obi-Emelonye
– The Mirror Boy

Best Television Series
Godffrey Mwampembwa/Marie
Lora-Mungai – The XYZ Show

Best Cinematographer
Paul Michelson – Man on Ground

Best Make-Up Artist
Jacqui Bannermen – Otelo Burning

Best Movie Overall
Otele Burning by Sara Blecher