Get To Know the Artistes and Members of Mavin Record Label
‘Mavin’, according to Wikipedia, means a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass timely and relevant knowledge on to others in the respective field. In Nigeria, it is the name of one of the foremost record label companies that has served to put music from the country on the global scene. Mavin Record label is the company. Formed in 2012, it has not only given us hits in the early 2010s but continues to push artistes that set the tone of some of our favourite tones. While we might know the hits word for word, the same cannot be said for knowledge on the members of the record label, so we’ve decided to make a quick list of some members and the artistes of Mavin Record Label.
List of Recording Artistes Under Mavin Record Label
1. Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy or Michael Collins Ajereh as his full name reads, is the CEO and owner of Mavin, but he first made his chops as a producer, partnering with D’banj to set up now defunct Mo’Hits Record Label. He then set up Mavin Records in 2012 following the dissolution of Mo’Hits after he and D’Banj split. Since then he’s taken a backseat on producing and singing but resurfaces occasionally to fill that capacity.
The boy wonder of the new generation of music, Rema or Divine Ikubor, is a frontline Mavin artiste who records trap and afropop songs. He was signed by Mavin under Jonzing World, an imprint of the latter record label which is owned by Charles Enebeli, brother to Don Jazzy. Rema’s signing was announced March 2019 and was followed by the release of his self-titled EP with singles such asDumebi and Iron Man that hit global charts.
3. Ayra Starr
Aged 19, Oyinkansola Aderibigbe’s stage name; Ayra Starr may well be a prophesy of the power of her talent. According to Don Jazzy, the teenage singer used to be a member of the Mavin Academy where promising young talents are trained. She then became an activated Mavin artiste in January this year and hit the scene with a self-titled, well-received project as well.
Another voice set to change the music scene, Charles Chibueze Chukwu or Crayon is a 21-year-old Afropop singer who is also signed through an imprint to Mavin. This time it’s Babyfresh’s Blowtime Entertainment. His signing was announced May 2019 and he has released two EPs since.
Last year, Ladipo Eso also known as Ladipoe, had one of the biggest songs with Know You, but as the Mavin rapper, he’s been signed since the 28th of February 2017.
6. Johnny Drille
The official DJ of the record label, Nonso Temisan Ajufo represents the label on deejaying fronts, once touring the US with Tiwa Savage who was a former member of the label.
On the 23rd of September, Mavin Records made it clear they weren’t resting on the oars of the artistes they had on their roster and announced the signing of Alexander Adelabu, a singer with an interesting mix of music genres at his command.
10. Boy Spyce
Non-recording Members of Mavin
1. Peter Tega Oghenejobo
Don Jazzy the CEO, can take out time to produce for his artistes, sing with others and be the Nigerian internetsphere’s sweetheart because he has steady shoulders on which to leave the daily administrative business of running Mavin to. This person is Tegawho holds things down as the chief operating officer.
2. Tunji Afonja
Obasanjo Scores Hat-trick In College Old Boys Football Tie (Photos)
Former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday led the alumni football team of the Baptist Boys High School Abeokuta as captain in a football match against the teachers of the school.
The match is part of the activities to mark the centenary anniversary of the school.
According to reports, the team of the former president won the match 3-0.
Notable old students in the game include Bukola Olopade, a former Sports Commissioner in Ogun State; and Hakeem Akintunde, who is the Chairman of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in the state.
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Davido And DJ Khaled’s Song Snippet Released (Listen Here)
An unheard part of a forthcoming song featuring American foremost DJ, DJ Khaled and Nigerian artiste, Davido has been made public.
As a sneak peek of an unreleased song by Davido and DJ Khaled—an international DJ and producer who has won numerous awards—surfaced on social media, it appears that we will be eating well in terms of back-to-back releases from the top talents in the music business.
The unreleased song features DJ Khaled, Stig Da Artist, and one of the top artists in the business, Davido, has appeared on social media as fans prepare for his upcoming music project.
Many people are eager to see what the 30 BG boss has in store for them after the clip was released.
Although a precise delivery date has not yet been established, the project’s progress is what most people are now focusing on.
Listen to the snippet here:👇
Tems React As Snoop Dogg Reaches Out To Her For Collaboration
Sensational songstress, Temilade Openiyi better known as Tems took to social media to brag about her musical abilities after American rapper, Snoop Dogg reached out to her for a collaboration.
Snoop Dogg, had publicly approached Nigerian singer, Tems for a song collaboration.
In a viral video trending online, the 51-year-old rapper declared his admiration for Tems while inquiring when they would collaborate on a hit song.
According to Snoop, everyone in his household listens to her, adding that they ought to have it happen as soon as possible.
“So Tems, when are we going to make a record? You know I’m a fan.
“Now let’s get to the shit. Let’s make a f^cking hit record girl.
“You have my whole family dancing to your sh#t, I need one with you. And you can post that. Happy new year.”
Moments after Snoop Dogg reached out, Tems took to her Twitter page to boast saying you only know you’re a GOAT – a word which describes a person who has performed remarkably – when you attract other GOATs.
“How you know you tha is when you attract the all the ’s.
It don’t take too long for a GOAT to recognise another GOAT. But the sheep, they always blind af.”
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Mr Eazi reacts following alleged breakup with Temi Otedola
Popular Afrobeat singer, Mr Eazi, clears the doubt of naysayers who rumoured breakup with his fiancee, Temi Otedola.
It would be recalled that some days ago, Temi Otedola penned a cryptic note while sharing a teary face which stirred rumours of the engagement crash.
Neither Mr Easi nor the billionaire’s daughter responded to the mixed reactions on social media until now.
In a post via Twitter, Temi announced her ambassadorial deal with a fintech industry while sharing photos of herself.
“You’re looking at @investbamboo NEWEST AMBASSADOR It’s time to Dream, Invest & Live,” she wrote.
Her fiance, however, acknowledged the new deal with praising-hands emojis.
Snooped Dogg Asks Tems for A Collaboration
American rapper Snoop Dogg has asked Nigerian fast-rising music star Tems for a collaboration.
In viral video Snoop Dogg asked,
“So Tems, when are we going to make a record? You know I am a fan, let’s make a fucking hit record girl.”
Ever since her hit single ‘Try Me’ and her feature in ‘Essence’ with Wizkid, the artiste has collaborated with many A-Listers, including American rapper Drake and Future in ‘Wait For You’.
The singer and songwriter co-wrote ‘Lift Me Up’ by Rihanna and covered Bob Marley’s ‘No Woman, No Cry’ for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack.
“You have my whole family dancing to your shit, I need one with you,” Snoop Dogg begged.
Tems has won 2 NAACP Image Awards, 2 BET Awards, 2 Soul Train Music Awards, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and many more prestigious awards and nominations.
See the video below:
"Tems, you know I'm a fan… Let's make a fvcking hit record girl. You've been having my whole family dancing to your shii… I need one with you"
– Snoop Dogg pic.twitter.com/eOfZwdk3LN
— 🐬 @𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗯𝗼𝘆 (@OneJoblessBoy) January 19, 2023
Joeboy – Body & Soul
Nigerian singer-songwriter Joeboy, currently signed to emPawa Africa, starts off the year with a catchy performance titled “Body & Soul.”
Because of the plethora of talents rising from the streets, we’ve witnessed a lot of breakthroughs for most of the new musicians that join the market using freestyle videos to demonstrate what they’ve got in store for us.
Following previously released tracks, the well-enchanted song is the most recent entrance this year.
You should add the great song “Body & Soul” to your repertoire. It does serve as Joeboy’s first single for 2023, though.
This outstanding song also acts as a sequel to his prior album, “Live Your Life.”
Hopefully, the widespread acceptance of this record will propel the Afro-classic crooner to new heights.
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Ghana Music A Disgrace, Lets Ask Nigerians For Help” – Shatta Wale
Shatta Wale, a popular Ghanaian artist has described Ghanaian music as a disgrace while pleading for help regarding his career.
The Ghanaian artist who appeared to be astonished by the massive growth in the Nigerian music industry made this comment on his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday.
Shatta Wale who disclosed this in his tweet added that the Ghanaians talk without actions.
“Is better we stop arguing with Nigerian Fans, promoters, etc and ask for help.
“Me sef I need record label, Ghana music is a disgrace Mek nobody lie you. Shouts to Naija. Ghana ppl too deh like talk with no action Yes I have said it”
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Wizkid & Davido 2023 Tour
Exciting news for music fans as Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Davido have announced plans for a joint tour.
The tour, which will take place after Wizkid’s MLLE tour, promises to be a major event for fans of both artistes.
Wizkid, known for hit songs such as “Come Closer”and “Soco,” has been making waves in the music industry for over a decade. His MLLE tour, which kicked off in 2020, has been a major success, with sold-out shows across the world.
Davido, on the other hand, is another Nigerian music heavyweight, who has also had a successful career with hit songs such as “Fall” and “If.”
He has also embarked on several successful tours, performing to sold-out crowds in Nigeria, the United States, and other countries. Now, the two artistes have decided to join forces for a tour that promises to be one of the biggest events in Nigerian music history.
This tour is bound to be a major event for fans of both Wizkid and Davido, and it is expected to attract a huge audience from all over the world. The collaboration between these two Nigerian music giants is sure to result in an unforgettable show and an unforgettable experience for all in attendance.
As the date for the tour approaches, fans are looking forward to the opportunity to see these two music heavyweights share the stage and create an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression on all. This is a tour that music lovers should not miss.
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5 Reasons Why The Street Is Not Ready To Let Go Of Asake
From the days of “Mr. Money”, Asake captivated the hearts of Music lovers with his catchy manner of coining his lyrics.
Only a few are aware of the fact that he has been in the industry for quite a number of years.
However, 2022 is the year luck smiled on him. Asake, whose real name is Ahmed Ololade became one of Olamide’s proteges.
In February 2022, the talented street-pop artist gets signed to the YBNL camp. That marketed the birth of greatness in the world of street pop. You will be intrigued to find out 5 captivating reasons his songs are the talk of the town.
1. Asake Sings In Both Pidgin and Yoruba
Yoruba and Pidgin English are by far 2 of Nigeria’s most popular languages. This only means that the YBNL signee takes his Nigerian audience into consideration. Singing in those languages makes his music relatable to any and everyone in the country.
This way, it is also easier to learn his lyrics faster.
Away from singing in the 2 most common languages in the country, Asake additionally takes popular street slang and concerts them into catchphrases that give you a taste of the most ghetto areas of the country m, which in turn has a soothing effect.
2. Feeling Of Empowerment
How he does it remains a wonder, but one thing certain about Asake’s music is how it suddenly takes you to heights you can only imagine. I don’t think anyone would listen to any of Asake’s songs and not feel like they own the world. They not only lift the spirit but keep your worries at bay for a while.
Additionally, Ololade Mi Asake as he loves to call himself sends subtle messages via his unique sounds, letting people know that they are not alone in their journeys to success. However, they need to take time off once in a while to have fun and clear their heads.
3. Related Lyrics
Asake sings from his struggles. The talented artist has revealed in a number of interviews, that his inspirations are drawn from his struggles. His songs are impactful and are from the angle of pain experienced in his humble beginnings.
Asake constantly encourages his fans never to give up, as there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
It will shock you to know that not every of Asake’s lovers knows the lyrics to his songs by heart, but guess what, they still don’t mind bopping to it with the hope that they will one day be able to sing along.
4. “Vibey” and Catchy Lyrics
Apart from the fact that Asake’s lyrics’ are relatable, they have a lot of vibes embedded in them. It’s something about the way he flows and his skillful wordplays. You can just tell that he is a happy soul and this is highly contagious. One thing you cannot take away from Asake’s music is
Asake actively switches between old and new school street rap. When he sings, you can hear some elements of legends before him. The likes of Da Grin, Lord Of Ajasa, and Seriki to mention a few. This blends beautifully with new school rap – an infusion of Olamide’s indigenous vibe merged with his own originality. It’s such a beautiful experience.
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