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Latest-News / NPower Updates 2019 | Latest NPower Build news today
« on: November 07, 2018, 02:40:18 PM »
N-Power is one of the programme initiated by the federal government to enhance job creation and empowerment. It is an initiative of the National Social Investment Programme(NSIP) of the Federal Government of Nigeria.



It is dedicated to the training and certification of unemployed Nigerian Youths aimed at building highly competent and skilled workforce of technicians, artisans and service professionals.




Name of programe:NPower
Under: National Social Investment Programme(NSIP)
Duration:12 months - 3 Months in-centre training and 9 months appreticeship with partnering employers
Payment:Monthly stipend of ₦10,000 for 12 months
Components:(7) Automobile, Agric. Tech., Carpentry & Joinery Electrical Installation, Hospitality, Masonry & Tiling, Plumbing & Pipefitting.
Documents Required: Valid ID Card, Birth Certificate, Proof of Address of residence, BVN.


Graduating trainees would earn an exit tool box/Starter Kit at the completion of their in- centre training.


Follow the updates of the programme for the 2018/2019 period below

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Music / Top 10 Most Beautiful Nigerian Female Musicians Going into 2019
« on: November 07, 2018, 01:45:55 PM »
Nigeria is undeniably the home to the best variety of musicians in Africa many of whom are females. Many dozens of female Nigerian musicians dominates the industry in Africa and this has led to questions like: Who is the most beautiful musicians in Nigeria? Which Nigerian female musician is the most sexiest?

Many say beauty is ambiguous but what is beautiful is generally acclaimed beautiful. The umbiased list of the most beautiful musicians in Nigeria below portrays the beauty there is in the Nigerian music industry.

Top 10 Prettiest Female Nigerian Musician




pos.MusicianLabel
1.Tiwa SavageMavins Record
2.Cynthia MorganTCMC
3.NiyolaEmpire Mates Entertainment
4.Lola Rae -
5.Seyi shayIsland Records
6.SimiX3M
7.Yemi AladeEffyzzie Music Group
8.Dj cuppyRed Velvet Music Group
9.Muna -
10.Waje -



 

1. Tiwa Savage



Tiwatope Savage-Balogun better known as Tiwa Savage who is an indigene of Isale Eko was born in Ikeja all in the same state of Lagos . As a singer, her debut studio album is 'Once Upon a Time', which released on 3 July 2013. Singles like " Kele Kele Love", "Love Me ", "Without My Heart", "Ife Wa Gbona", "Folarin", "Olorun Mi" and " Eminado" were all in the album.

 

 Her second studio album, which she named R.E.D, was released on 19 December 2015. It produced the singles "My Darlin'", "African Waist" and "If I Start To Talk". Savage sings in English and Yoruba. The famous female acts has many achievements in her accolade.

They include an MTV Europe Music Award, MTV Africa Music Award,one Nigeria Music Video Award, two City People Entertainment Awards, two The Headies Awards, one Channel O Music Video Award. Tiwa Savage was married to Tunji "Tee Billz" Balogun around November 2013 but they had since parted ways.

The husband had accused his wife of infidelity and her mother of witchcraft. She disagreed her husband's infidelity claims and accused him of financial recklessness, drug addiction, and abandonment. Before parting ways, Tiwa Savage gave birth to her son Jamil Balogun which is her only child.

 

2. Cynthia Morgan



 Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan is one of Nigeria's beautiful musicians. She was born on 23 September 1991 in Benin city,Edo state(where she is from). 

 

She is widely known for her single 'Don't break my heart' which released months after signing a recording contract with Northside Entertainment Inc. owned by Jude 'Engees' Okoye. She also released "Lead Me On" which also received positive reviews and was nominated for "Best Reggae/Dancehall Single" at The Headies 2014.

 

3. Niyola



Eniola Akinbo is an attractive looking Nigerian female act. 



Niyola is from lagos state. She was signed to Empire Mates Entertainment in 2012 as the first lady in the house. One fact about her is that she makes her body part of her music.

The fact that she is indeed beautiful closes the case.

4. Lola Rae



Rachel Akosua Funmilola Garton was born in 1991 to a British father and a Ghananian mother. Her reputation in music was first noticed when released her debut single "Watch My Ting Go".



 She was nominated as the "Most Promising Female Act to Watch" at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Lola Rae also featured Iyanya on a song titled Fi Mi Le which earned her another nomination at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Her beauty aswell adds to her profile in the industry.

5. Seyi Shay



Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua is a pretty Nigerian musician born on December 21,1985. She is more likely known by her stage name Seyi Shay.


 

 She was born and raised in Tottenham, London, England, to Nigerian parents. The lady is good in music as she is good in looks. In July 2015, she signed a record deal with Island Records and released her debut studio album, Seyi or Shay, in November 2015. Single like "Irawo", "Ragga Ragga", and "Chairman" were all part of the album.

She once had an endorsement deal with telecommunications service provider Etisalat.

 

6. Simi



Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye most known and referred to as Simi is one of Nigeria's beautiful but successful singer and songwriter. She began her singing as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008 titled Ogaju.



She came to fame when she released " Tiff", which was nominated in two categories at The Headies 2015. Simi is currently signed to X3M Music under which she released her second studio album Simisola. Some her familiar songs include: chemistry, which she featured Falz, Owambe and Love don't care.

According to the singer, beauty is given to women not by tons of cosmetics, but by an inner sense of happiness and love for themselves and the world around us. You surely have to agree to it.


Read more!
How Nigerian Musicians Makes their money
Full List Of All Nigerian Musicians
The A-Z of starting a super successful music career


7. Yemi Alade



Yemi Eberechi Alade professionally known as Yemi Alade is one of Nigeria's beautiful act. In 2013, her single, "Johnny", produced by Selebobo, was leaked on the internet.



The song became an international hit in Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and the United Kingdom, among others. She is also nicked 'Mama Africa' which is the name of her latest album.

 

8. Dj Cuppy



Most men would admit the beauty in Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola; i don't know for women. 


 She was born November 11, 1992 and is most known as DJ Cuppy. She is a Nigerian disc jockey and producer. She is the daughter of Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola. She has a Master's Degree in Music Business from New York University in 2015. DJ Cuppy became one of Pepsi's DJ ambassadors in Nigeria and was also announced as an Official DJ Ambassador for Pepsi.

 

9. Muna



Munachi Abii shortened Muna is another of Nigeria's beautiful queens. During her second year at the benson Idahosa University in 2007, Muna won the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant.



She backed an endorsement deal with Unilever as a model for Lux and also features in commercials for the brand

 

10. Waje



 Aituaje Iruobe better known as WAJE ( "Words aren’t just enough"), is a Nigerian singer who is a native of Edo state.

 

She rose to fame when she featured as the female voice in Psquare’s 2008 track “Do Me". She was also featured on Banky W's "Thief My Kele" and M.I's "One Naira". She is a strong female musician and a beautiful one as well.

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Sports Gist / Iwobi becomes Nigeria's most valuable footballer
« on: November 07, 2018, 09:43:11 AM »
According to the latest monthly update by CIES Football Observatory, Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi has overtaken Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi as the most valuable Nigerian footballer.




Valued at €52.4 million, he is the only Nigerian player worth above 50 million euros across the top five leagues in Europe.


The winger recorded good performances in the month of october and featured in every single game played by Arsenal and the Super Eagles, hence the increase in his value.


Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is second on the list as he is worth €49.8 million.

 Chelsea winger Wilfred Ndidi who is worth €49.8 million Victor Moses is the third most valuable Nigerian player at €37.4m; Kelechi Iheanacho (€17.5m) and Bordeaux’ Samuel Kalu (€8.3m) all made up the top five.


The most expensive Nigerian defender is Udinese’s William Troost- Ekong Valued at €6.1m while Villarreal Samuel Chukwueze is the most valuable Nigerian teenager at €3.6m.

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Education / 2019 ASUU Strike Latest Updates
« on: November 06, 2018, 09:18:33 PM »
The academic staff union of universities, ASUU declared an indefinite strike embarked upon by the union Sunday night, after its National Executive Council, NEC, meeting held in Akure, Ondo State.


The National President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, while announcing the commencement of the strike, said the action is because of the insincerity of government in meeting their demands.





However, the minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has  regretted the action of ASUU. He said: 

“I must say that this is difficult to reconcile with all the efforts and positive achievements we have been able to make.

“Let me begin by saying that the issues necessitating this strike dates back to 2009 when the then government of late President Umaru Musa Yar Adua signed an agreement with the ASUU on funding of federal universities in the country.

“The agreement provided for funding of universities to the tune of N1.3trillion over a period of six years. It is instructive to know that Nigeria was experiencing the oil boom at that time. It was, therefore, expected that government will be able to meet the terms of agreement. “However, international oil prices crashed in subsequent years, thereby throwing the country into economic hardship, at the inception of this administration, the country’s economic fortunes worsened, nose diving into recession, with dire consequences on all sectors of the economy, including education.

“We exited recession not too long ago, and we are just beginning to recover from the consequences of low oil prices, which are happily beginning to pick up.


The current ASUU strike is based on delays in implementing the Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, all parties allegedly agreed to in the year 2017, including compelling government to conclude the renegotiation of other agreements also collectively reached in 2009.


Follow the updates below to know how it would eventually play out.

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Mr Eazi, a Nigerian Musician based in the UK has expressing his joy through his twitter handle disclosed that he has generated over 1 million dollars in music streaming alone.


He said, “if someone had told me in 2015 that it was possible for an African Artist making African music to generate over 1million US dollars in streaming only revenue I would not have believed.”





The singer in another tweet added , “woke up to a very nice alert hitting the account!!! Praise master Jesus!!!.”

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If someone had told me in 2015 that it was possible for an African Artist making African music to generate over 1million us dollars in streaming only revenue i would not have believed!! — Uncle London (@mreazi) November 5, 2018


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Woke up to a very nice Alert hitting the account!!! Praise master Jesus!!! — Uncle London (@mreazi) November 5, 2018

The afrobeat singer is set to hold a listening party for his yet to be released sophomore studio album titled “Life Is Easy Volume 2, Lagos to London” November 8.

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While inspecting the Legacy House headquarters of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja today(6/11/18), Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Council and Senate President Bukola Saraki has assured that, given the nationwide support of Nigerians, the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar would definitely be victorious in the February 2019 Presidential election.

National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus led Saraki round various offices at the Legacy House.

Secondus urged Nigerians to mobilize enmass for the election, and tasked them to vote out the APC come 2019.




Saraki noted that “since the emergence of Atiku as PDP Presidential candidate, there has been renewed hope among Nigerians towards actualizing their collective quest to rescue our nation from the misrule of the incompetent, divisive and deceptive President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.”


“Atiku’s candidacy has reunited Nigerians across board and reawakened our collective consciousness towards the restoration of purposeful leadership and national productivity, irrespective of ethnicity, religion and political affiliations.”

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Senator Godswill Akpabio, who had defected from the Peoples democratic party,PDP to the APC has said though he is not God, he has the assurances that President Muhammadu Buhari will return to power.




While in the PDP until defection, Akpabio was the senate Minority leader.

He made the declaration in an interview with journalists. He said God had designed Buhari to help the country at this point and that he decided to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to help the president stabilize the country.


“I am not God and I am not also a prophet but sometimes God reveals things to people that he loves and I know God loves me because I love God.

“The projection is that in terms of the political rigmarole that is going on in terms of alignment and realignments, 2019 victory will belong to the All Progressive Congress (APC) and most especially President Muhammadu Buhari will be returning for a second term in office.

“I am saying so because God loves Nigeria. This is a man we have tried for so many years to be president of the country.

“One time he gave himself that he was no longer going, he thanked all the supporters but from nowhere, a group of people, some from PDP and APC came together and went back to appeal to him to come and they even opted to buy the form for him to come.


“In spite of his resistance, he came and then of course confusion entered into the PDP family and God is a master designer, he eventually emerged president,” he said when he was asked what he thinks about the 2019 election.


 He explained that when Buhari emerged president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan did not wait for the final result of the election before calling to congratulate him.

 “I believe that in 2015 we all had our choices but God had his way and when God has a hand in something, I don’t think God is a master of uncompleted projects.

“This was not a decision of man, this was a decision of God and therefore God can give him the second term through Nigerians and you can see why I will be bold enough to say so that you can see the kind of political personalities that he continues to attract despite the rigmarole of some members of his political party.

“That is why I can project that come 2019 general elections the APC will become victorious,” he added.

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One thing in your resolution or plan for the next year coming should be to find a suitable income channel.

Despite the hardship that is creeping into everywhere, you might escape such with a setout goal and business plan. Business ideas don't go scarce, they abound in plenty, however the idea to be listed would be ones that are cheap.

This cheapness pertaining to the cost of setting it up.

You just need to make a plan for yourself, get the fund, research and put your business to life. It iis important to note that you might be faced with strict competition that would demand your skill to meander through.





Top 10 Business Ideas You Can Set Up Under ₦50,000




1. FMCG Manufacture


Fast Moving Consumers Goods (FMCG) are the basic products people use daily like Soaps, insecticide,toothpicks , tissue paper etc.

In many places where people are urged to go into SME, you might be thought this for free. One point here is: you have to research really well on the product and the market situation. Find a perfect to sell your commodity in bulk.


2.  Sports betting


As you may have seen, there are lots of betting companies which have sprung up recently. Gambling just gets into another level in the Nigerian contemporary society unlike yesterdays.

Having a shop where gamblers gamble is a lucrative business as now turn to it to get some funds. You can start as an agent with a sports betting agency. You just need to read deep into a particular agency and see the cost & revenue. Meanwhile, you can learn how to be a Betking betting agent.


3. Agriculture

Agriculture isn't a new thing to Nigerians. It is current what keeps the country's populace alive. Working out a good plan is key to excellin in the agricultural sector. You can beging with a little fund at first, then with the profit accrued over time get something big going. It might sound impossible at first but busying youselve to work would may you clinch top!


4. Information Marketing

You need to get master of your english to excell marketing information. You have the advantage of marketing your information on print, orally or even online. Start a blog, organize seminars, Make an e-book, videos, podcasts, and webinars, etc. and people will pay you to get them.


5. Transportation business


Due to persistent loss of jobs in the country, many now opt to use public transportation against their private cars. There is constant need for transportation around the country(especially by road) and that mean business. If you cannot afford a vehicle, you can enter into a hire-purchase deal with someone who can afford it.


6. Tech based services


As much as the internet of today is so dynamic and broad so is there lots of businesses that can be started there. You can chose to into blogging - you will need to be insightful and knowledgeable here. There are also business which can be done in spheres like: Programming,SEO services,content writing, Vlogging, Affiliate marketing,reselling services...


The list knows no bound.


7. Event Planning

When an event is organised, who makes it successful is the event planner. He/she carry off the stress from the event owners leaving them to fully enjoy their event.


8. Laundry service


This isn't a new venture in the country. To outrun your competitors, find better ways to put your customers first.


9. Make-up Artist

Teenager now value their look very seriously. They pay freely to make up artists to make them look young,hot and fresh. As a Make-up artist, you can promote you doing outsie the vicinity using a good strategy.


10. Cleaning Services


This involves cleaning of offices, commercial establishments, construction sites, homes, garages etc. This again calls for proper planning.



These are not all, they are others you might think of or have experience about. Sharing is loving. You can help a brother/sister grow big!

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Sports Gist / Kylian Mbappe Is World Most Valuable Footballer [Top 10 List]
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:20:49 PM »
The CIES Football Observatory has deem it fit to name France and Paris Saint Germain playmaker, Kylian Mbappe as the most valuable footballer taking into account performance, age, marketability, and their current contract length, among other factors. 





The young player has been in good form since securing a transfer to PSG. He was crucial when France won the 2018 World Cup.


The19-year-old is ahead of stars like Harry Kane,Mohammed salah, Griezmann in the rankings to top the list. The Paris Saint-Germain star is now valued at £189.3million while 2nd placed Kane, who won the World Cup Golden Boot with England is valued £172.5m.


Third is Brazilian and PSG forward Neymar (£172.2m), who became the world's most expensive player when he joined PSG for £198m in 2016.


The list isn't complete without a place for Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah who is valued at 151.2m.


Current List of most valuable players




Pos.PlayerValue (£)
1.Kylain Mbappe189.3m
2.Harry Kane172.5m
3.Neymar172.2m
4.Mohamed Salah 151.2m
5.Philippe Coutinho149.8m
6.Lionel Messi149.2m
7.Raheem Sterling143.9m
8. Romelu Lukaku143.7m
9.Dele Alli 142.9m
10.Antoine Griezmann 137.9m

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Akwa United FC recently appointed Rafael Everton Lira as the new coach of the team.

The NPFL team recently finished second in the 2017/2018 session of the league which was cut short too soon because of football crisis in the country then. 


The Brazilian and former coach of FC Ifeanyiuba of Nnewi signed a year’s contract and has promised to help the team win trophies.


The Club chairman and Senior Special Assistant to the state govt. on Sports, Mr Paul Bassey said Rafael fitted into the plans and vision of the club. He further made known that other coaches were also interviewed for the job but the club needed a coach who would not be distracted by national team duty.


“We needed a foreign coach with a lot of Nigerian experience, we also eliminated as I said earlier some coaches in Nigeria for certain reasons before we settled for coach Everton,”.


Profile of Rafael Everton







Full name:Rafael Everton Lira
Year of birth: 1990
Hometown:Recife, Brazil
Manager at:Akwa united
Preceeded by:Abdul Maikaba
Former coaching jobs at:FC IfeanyiUbah,Abia Warriors FC
 



Coach Everton Lira is a Brazilian and once said he played for Fluminense and Sport Club do Recife. His career as a player was always distracted by consistent injury.


After retiring as a player, Lira started his coaching courses and was once a classmate of Atletico Madrid coach, Diego Simeone. 


The tactician is the youngest manager to win Federation Cup At the age of 27 when he guided FC Ifaenyi Ubah to it in 2016.

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday, November 4, announced that it has began an indefinite strike nationwide.

The body which comprises of most universities in the country said the action was made following government's inability of the Federal Government to respond to their demands.

ASUU said its strike would be total as all federal and state varsities would join the strike.


According to Punch, the union accused the federal government of not implementing the Memorandum of Action signed with it.



“Having waited patiently for action and meaningful negotiation with reasonable men using the principle of collective bargaining that ASUU at its NEC meeting of 3rd and 4th November 2018 at the FUTA, resolved to resume the nationwide strike action it suspended in September 2017 with immediate effect."

“This strike will be total, comprehensive and indefinite. Our members shall withdraw their services until government fully implement all outstanding issues as contained in the MOA of 2017, and concludes the renegotiation of the 2009 agreements.

“We have today (Sunday) been subjected to 20 years of continued re-colonisation under alleged democracy in which all that the ruling circle have been regrouping among themselves in their various faction they called political parties," Ogunyemi said.

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The Bureau de change is a place where currency can be exchanged easily at ease. The are mostly located at environments where travellers are common like airport terminals, ship terminals, etc.


Having a bureau de change as one of your business can as well be profitable as fun. The CBN through which most processes are made dictates the profit inwhich a bureau de change makes and that means an assured profit.


Besides being a profitable venture, it is quite expensive as well. This shouldn't be an issue as with a good business template some of the money could be loaned.

The bureau de change/ exchange market shouldn't be confused with the stock market although they might possess some similarities as you might do well to follow up on that [ The basics on how to invest in Nigeria's stock exchange ].

Before getting yourself into a bureau de change business, it is important you learn some guide that might prove important as the business might be sensitive. 




Guide/Template of opening a successful bureau de change business



1. Make a deep research on the business 


This is similar to any kind of business one can think of. As the money that you are ready to risk on this business is huge, go deep into what constitutes this business. Find out about the expenses, structures and revenues.


2. Construct a plan and find a suitable premise


Have a plan of how your business is to go. Probably it is better to deliberate with someone who is into the business or has a knowledgeable experience. Get a premise on time. You might manage an office in a good location which would generate sales. Many of bureau de change outfits do start in a small office but still make their millions.


3. Have your legal structure erected


You need to get your business registered as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or limited liability company. Advice from a professional solicitor is recommended as well. In order to get recognised and be able to transact your business fluently, it is important you register fully with the neccessary offices and get their required licences. 


Bureau De Change Application/Registration Procedure

 


Listed below are just the basic requirement to get a bureau de change company running. You also checkout CBN's guideline aswell at http://cenbank.org/OUT/CIRCULARS/OFID/2007/OFID-04-2007.PDF

₹ A N10m mandatory application money to CBN. This is refundable on approval after. This draft must be submitted with your application.

₹ A N10,000 Application/processing fee.

₹ Incorporate your company with CAC with a share capital of N10m. Should cost up to N400k due to stamp duty.

₹ Join the Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON). Their fees cost an aproximately N600k. Approval letter from the Association is mandatory before you a final approval.

₹ Inspectors will inspect the building you proposed for the business. This might cost you some mere entertainment money.

₹ You have to leave N500k mandatory deposit with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) when you have been approved. You will get interest on this half yearly.

₹ After final approval, you can start bidding from CBN. You can as well trade with banks.

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Music / Top 10 Music Record Labels In Nigeria 2019
« on: November 03, 2018, 06:19:47 PM »
Music in Nigeria generates certain amount of influence as in any known country. Digging deep into the industry, you can easily see that certain things add up for a popular song to emerge. One of such is the record label the song emanates from.

The record label can be described as the house structure of the musician and his/her musics. In place of the musician, the label to some extent represent the music and even the musicians. The money derived from the tunes in a recording house is shared as stipulated by the management of the music label.

A tune from a well known record label gains certain advantages. The tune would be hugely anticipated in the face place. It would be highly aired and loved. This would also expose the musician giving him/her the desired influence sought for.

This article focuses on the current standing best record labels in the country, who is the brain behind them and the members which make up these record labels. The isn't that static as one might see elsewhere, it is highly dynamic in terms of consistency. One might be a popular music lord because of a nice hit today buy in the long run might fail to live up to it.

The singers themselves aren't consistent to a record label. They prefer creating their own new record label making it difficult to track the to a record label.



_Mavins record team_



Record labels in Nigeria and their members ...



 
pos.LabelCEOMembers
1.Mavin RecordsDon JazzyIyanya,Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, Di’Ja, D’Prince, Dr Sid, Reekado Banks, Johnny Drille, Poe and DNA Twins
2.Chocolate CityAudu MaikoriFemi Kuti, Ice Prince, Caise, Pryse Nosa, Jesse Jagz Victoria Kimani
3.Y.B.N.L (Yahoo Boy No Laptop)Olamide DJ Enimoney, Temmie Ovwasa, Adekunle Gold(left), Lil kesh(left), Davolee
4.Capital HillClarence PetersIll Bliss, Tha Suspect, Chidinma(left), Fefe and Mz Kiss
5.Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E)Bankole Wellington (Banky W)Niyola, Shaydee6,Wizkid(left),Skales(left)
6.Star boy entertainmentWizkidMaleek Berry, Legendury Beats, LAX, Efya, R2Bees.
7.DMW (formally HKN)DavidoB-red,Shina Rambo, Mayourkun, Dremo, Danagog Deekay
8.Hypertek Digital2face IdibiaVictor Uwaifo, Dammy Krane, RockSteady
9.Five Star MusicEmeka Okonkwo popularly called E-MoneyXbusta,Kcee,Harrysong(left)
10.Loveworld RecordsChris OyakhilomeSinach, Frank Edwards, Joe Praize, Ada Ehi, Chris Shalom, Eben, Buchi Jahdiel


 

1. Mavin Records




The Mavin Records has it's root from Mo’ Hits which was also popular as at that time. It was founded by Don Jazzy and D’Banj. They later splitted in 2011.

Not ready to back down so easily, Don Jazzy came up with Mavin Records, also known as the Supreme Mavin Dynasty back in 2012. Their top hit is Dorobucci which was an influence avenue to some of the Mavin artistes like Korede Bello, Reekado Bank and D’ija.

Popular female singer, Tiwa Savage is one of the artiste on this label and has even been labelled as the first lady of Mavin. Iyanya, Korede Bello, Di’Ja, D’Prince, Dr Sid, Reekado Banks, Johnny Drille, Poe and DNA Twins are all under this popular label.


 

2. Chocolate City



 Lawyer Audu Maikori along with Paul Okeugo and Yahaya Maikori in 2005 conceived the idea of founding the popular record group, Chocolate city.

It is widely admired as the most biggest and most successful record labels in Africa. They are the first music company of nigerian origin to attain a global music award and recognition by the British Council [International Young Music Entrepreneur of the year (IYMEY) 2007].

 Chocolate City Music operates as a subsidiary of Chocolate City group. Other arms of the group are Chocolate City Distribution, Chocolate City events and Chocolate City Media.  They have stars like MI, Femi Kuti, Ice Prince,Jesse jags, Dj Caise, Pryse, Nosa, Victoria Kimani, Dice, Ailes and Koker in their label.


3. YBNL Nation



 Olamide Adedeji simply known as Olamide started the record label in 2012. The Yahoo Boy No Laptop(YBNL) label is one of the reknown act in the country haven had popular acts like Adekunle Gold and Lil Kesh who were since gone for their seperate labels.

Young John and Pheelz are the producers at YBNL while DJ Enimoney, Temmie Ovwasa, Davolee and Olamide are the current acts there.


4. Capital Hill



The owner of this label is the renown director in Nigeria, Clarence Peters. He is one of the best music video directors in the country and his record label deserves a place in the top 10 list.

He is patnered by Illbliss and the label houses artistes like Tha Suspect, Chidinma, Fefe and Mz Kiss.


5. Empire Mates Entertainment (EME)



 Bankole Wellington (Banky W) founded empire mates entertainment in 2002.  The recording artistes at EME include Banky W, Niyola and Shaydee.

DJ Xclusive is the official DJ for this record label. Wizkid and Skales were once members of the label but has since gone for their separate own after the expiration of their contracts.


Read more!
How Nigerian Musicians Makes their money
Full List Of All Nigerian Musicians
The A-Z of starting a super successful music career

 

6. StarBoy Entertainment



Haven moved on from EME, Wizkid started his own Starboy Records. This was in 2013 and some of the acts on this label include producers Maleek Berry and Legendury Beats as well as singer LAX.

 

7. David Media Worldwide(DMW)



This record label was formally known as HKN - Honourable Kings of New-School. the record label is popular and so is Davido himself. Davido has a couple of his cousins, Shina Rambo and B-Red signed on to this record label. Mayourkun, Dremo are all in this record label.

8. Five Star Music



Five star music is owned by Emeka Okonkwo popularly called E-Money. He is the younger brother of popular musician, Kingsley Okonkwo popularly called K-Cee.

Harrysong was also among the dignitaries of this record label until the recent feud between the management of Five Star Music and him and which later led to his exit.

9. Loveworld Records



 This is a gospel music record label owned by pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Established in 2009, notable gospel musicians like Sinach, Frank Edwards and Joe Praize graces this label. Others include Ada Ehi, Chris Shalom, Eben, Buchi and Jahdiel.

The vision of Loveworld records is to take God’s divine presence to the people of the earth through Gospel music.

 

10. Hypertek Digital



 Nigeria's iconic singer 2face Idibia owns this record label. It was established following Idibia’s departure from Kennis Music.

The label was founded in 2006 and has artistes like Victor Uwaifo, Dammy Krane and RockSteady as it's members. Hypertek label is a subsidiary of 960 Music Group.

You are free to add yours!

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A conglomeration of African countries for free trade across borders which is named African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) might have been one the continent's strides towards gains through unity had it been that all African countries agreed to it.

The agreement as said would increase trades by large margins of up to 52%.

Aside the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreement, this is the biggest trade agreement to be signed.

This trade agreement would be a major influence to the about 1.2 billion population of the continent with a combined Gross Domestic Product of more than $2 trillion in terms of a single continental market for goods and services when implemented in full force.

The scope of the treaty are: agreements on trade in goods, services, investmen, rules and procedures on dispute settlement, including a range of provisions to facilitate trade, reduce transaction costs, provide exceptions, flexibilities and safeguards for vulnerable groups and countries in challenging circumstances.

African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Details ...






Label:African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)
Type: Trade agreement
  Agreement signed: 21 March 2018
Membership:44 states(listed below)


Algeria
Angola
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial
Guinea
Ethiopia
Gabon
The Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Kenya
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Niger
Republic of Congo
Rwanda
Sahrawi Arab Dem
São Tomé and Prí
Senegal
Seychelles
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zimbabwe.

The agreement has it that countries would remove tariffs of about 90 percent of goods traded on it's borders,while the remaining 10 percent tagged "sensitive items" would be decided on later in another phase of the treaty.

The African first major trade agreement isn't set to merely help African nations trade among it'self alone but also liberalise services associated with trade. There is what they call "non-tariff barriers" which hamper trade between African countries like unnecessary delays at the border.

There is also a greenlight that as the agreement strenghtens further,an unrestricted movement of African Nationals within their continent can be achieved. One other feature that may also cap the African free trade treaty is a single currency in African trade. 

AfCFTA - How it started



The AfCFTA treaty was started by African Heads of State and Governments who were uptimistic in creating a single continental market for goods and services in member nations of the African Union, with free movement of business persons and investments using a single currency.

The idea was left idle until june 2015 when consultations and negotiations for establishing the treaty commenced during the 26th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly Heads of State and Government in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Two years forward(2017) was the approved year inwhich the treaty would become operational, however this wasn't achieved as many member nations requested for more time to continue consultations on the potential impacts on their economies.

The treaty despite all those topsy was finally signed on March 21, 2018 during the 18th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Governments in Kigali, Rwanda.

Why AfCFTA?



The main purpose behind the agreement is inter-African trade. It is analysed that the trade between African countries is relatively limited and less - about only 10.2 percent of the continent's total trade in 2010.

A coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre at UNECA, David Luke said: "Colonialism created a situation where neighbours stopped trading with each other. The main trading route was between African countries and European countries and between African countries and the US".

Nigeria's position in the agreement



Nigeria which is the largest economy in Africa with GDP of $405 billion is delaying its signature to the agreement, according to the government to widen and deepen domestic consultations, to ensure all concerns were addressed, as it would not sign any agreement that would not fairly and equitably represent the interest of Nigeria.

There is a chalenge that Africa's less advanced countries would be at a loss. The more advanced countries with more strongly developed manufacturing capabilities would get ease of selling goods unhindered which would eventually affect industrial development at the less developed country.

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Latest-News / How Buhari's WAEC Attestation certificate looks like [Photos]
« on: November 02, 2018, 08:58:36 PM »
After President Muhammadu Buhari was fired at by the opposition People's democratic party, PDP on oct. 26 to show proof of his WAEC certificate 'if he has any', the president has today received an attestation certificate of it.

He received it on Friday from the West African Examination Council, WAEC.

the president has consistently been known to submit his credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission without his WASCE results. When submitting his credentials to INEC this year, he only submitted an affidavit where he claimed that his credential was with the Secretary of the Military Board.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had received the attestation certificate and confirmation of school certificate result from the West African Examination Council, WAEC.



Some views by Nigerians are as follows:

@Ffijj “Why is the passport photograph looking recent?

@2_fez “Suddenly you have found your voice, but it does not change my decision of voting against your party.”

@Tomm_wears ” Buhari just removed his cap in this picture and they made the picture white and black for us to feel that the result was old.”

@Igie_nosakhare “Why did it take WAEC about 15yrs to do that? Why now that he’s the President? Why?

@Peterojedele “Bad news for wailers, nothing to use as a campaign strategy for Atikulooted to, FEBUHARI 16, 2019 all the way.”

@Lamoko “Everything is possible in Nigeria, afterwards who pays WAEC?He who pays the piper detects the tune.”

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