Wizkid snubs collabo with local singers
There is a reason why Nigerian singer Wizkid charges about $100,000 for shows outside Nigeria and, of course, there is a reason why people like American singers Drake and Chris Brown have picked interest in him. He is a class apart; so why are people surprised that he wasn’t interested in a collabo with any of our local singers? Did the singer snub local artistes?
Wizkid, who was recently here as the main act at this year’s annual Mutzig Beer Fest was instead busy working on other music projects with DJ Maphorisa, who came all the way from South Africa to record a new track. The recording was done at the plush Marriot Hotel, where Wizkid was residing during his stay in Rwanda. DJ Maphorisa, real name Themba Sekowe, is a South African producer and disk jockey, and a member of Uhuru, a South African music group.
Wizkid is flying way higher than most and with a net worth estimated at $11m, he is entitled to whatever he wants.
DJ Pius and Goodlyfe release ‘Play It Again’
Remember how DJ Pius, real name Pius Rukabuza, was snubbed by AFRIMMA Awards when people nominated Uganda’s Jose Chameleon for Agatako, yet he was a major collaborator on the song? Well, DJ Pius refuses to sit in the corner and sulk, instead, the lanky singer has continued moving forward.
Well, we are now informed that the Good Life Crew of Radio and Weasel, and DJ Pius have just put final touches on the audio and video shoot of a new song; Play It Again.
The audio, which was released this week, will be followed by the video release which will be announced soon. We can’t wait.
Christopher moves on
Barely a month after singer Christopher Muneza announced that he was leaving KINA Music Label, the singer is said to be in talks with a new label. Though we are yet to establish the identity of his new label, we are told that the talented singer has been spotted with DJ Zizou Alpacino, forcing the rumourmill to go into overdrive. Could Zizou, who also broke off from KINA Music Label, be Christopher’s new manager? We will definitely keep you posted.
Jay Polly learning the hard way
If there is one thing that Jay Polly has invested his time in this year, it is the top seat for petty fights. Well, it seems the petty fights are paying off; alas, negatively.
If the talented rapper wasn’t sure about how Rwandans get fed up, they proved it to him recently when they shunned the launch of his and Amag The Black’s Ubuzima Bwanjye album. On the day of the launch, about one hundred people turned up making the Petit Stadium which normally hosts 3,000 people look even twice its size.
To make matters worse, majority of the people who were at the 11-song album launch, were kids aged 11 to 15 who didn’t even pay for the show.
Jay Polly, who walked away with the top prize during the fourth season of Primus GumaGuma Super Star competition, has reportedly failed to work with several music managers who say that he is unreliable.
What is happening to the once successful rapper? We will keep you updated.
Did Uganda’s Navio spend $15k on a collabo?
Money can’t buy everything but in Ugandan singer Navio’s case, $15k (approximately Rwf12 million) can at least get you closer to your goal. We are informed that Navio, real name, Daniel Lubwama Kigozi, flew into Kigali to hold talks that will see the singer head into studios with Nigeria’s Wizkid for the aforementioned amount.
Navio recently surprised revellers when he performed at the Mutzig Beer Fest yet he wasn’t on the list of artistes of the evening.
We are told that it was a test that was given to him to prove to Wizkid that he had a fan base and stage presence. The rapper didn’t disappoint as he managed to excite the crowd while performing some of his songs like Nawuliringa, Mr DJ, Whistle Song and his latest afro beat song, Njogeleza.
In the end, we are told that the two artistes agreed to work together. All we can do is hold our breath for this one.