What I do when am not making music, Olamide reveals

Olamide is arguably one of Nigeria’s most successful musicians. The indigenous rapper has studied the Nigerian market and keeps churning out music to suit the music needs of Nigerians. This month, Olamide bought himself a Bentley. Little wonder, many ask if he is just into music or has his hands tied in some other business. The rapper has a response to that.

He wrote,

“They asked me what else am into apart from making music – I tell em “I shaku on the beat as well 😁”.

For those who don’t know, Shaku shaku is a  popular viral dance in Nigeria. Which means he dance well to the move.

Olamide but popularly called Olamide Baddo or BaddoSneh, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist. He records mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes. YBNL, his follow-up album, was released under his label imprint YBNL Nation.

The album was supported by the singles “First of All”, “Voice of the Street”, “Stupid Love”, and “Ilefo Illuminati”. On 7 November 2013, he released his third studio album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth. The album’s singles include “Durosoke” and “Yemi My Lover”. On 17 July 2013, Olamide became the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Cîroc. Olamide has been nominated and won several music awards, including multiple Nigeria Entertainment Awards and The Headies Awards.

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Osinbajo: This is the reason why we are learning “Shaku Shaku” dance steps ahead of 2019 elections

Ahead of the 2019 elections campaign, the current Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo revealed on Sunday in Abuja the reason why him and Advanced Peoples Democratic Party, aPDP Chairman are both learning Shaku Shaku dance steps.
Shaku Shaku is a popular and contemporary dance style common among young Nigerians.

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Osinbajo, who was the Chairman and Special Guest of Honour at the launch of Five Fascinating Books written by Funmilayo Braithwaite, in Abuja on Sunday, said a friend of his recently polled large number of votes just by dancing.

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According to him, nobody knows what will work in Nigerian politics. The vice-president said that he believed that reading the books would provide resolutions to a lot of the questions that were raised in the lives of Nigerians and in the lives of children.

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He said: “And hopefully, we will be able to find resolution to some of the questions raised in our political lives as well; I know that is one of the reason Alhaji Shittu Kabir, Chairman, Advanced Peoples Democratic Party is here.

“As matter of fact, for those of us who are politicians, when you see `Politicrisis’; especially as elections approach, you might think there is a formula somewhere.

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“Kabir and I and are the opposite sides but we are here to learn; I was saying the other day that politics in Nigeria is becoming very exciting; you never know what works.

“I can never forget my dear friend in one of the states who just danced his way through the campaigns; all he did was dance; he did nothing else but dance and he won 250,000 votes.
“So myself and Kabir are now learning Shaku Shaku; we have to learn; who knows what will win.’’

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He lauded the author, saying she had very deep in reflecting on many of the difficult and wide range of issues.

According to Osinbajo, looking at what the author has done with the five books, it is very evident that a lot of her deep introspection has not left her. He said that the author was constantly trying to answer the various questions of life.

The vice president said that some of the questions had to do with the value system in the society and how those values might appear to have collapsed over the years.

“When you look at the questions she raised about children; bringing up children bullying and all of that; children even been able to share their thoughts their visions with their parents.

“Going into `Politicrisis’ and all of that; you will find out that the issues are always the same; issues on integrity; how can we stand up for what we believe; competing and very difficult circumstances that we find ourselves.

“How can we truly be ourselves; how can we truly express ourselves? It is a sort of things that you hardly find these days.

“And, I am very pleased that despite all the challenges, Funmi continues to be the one doing a lot the thinking for us; a lot of the reflection for us; because society if guided by those who are able to think and reflect; those who are able to sit down and try to answer all these questions for us,’’ he said.

Osinbajo said he looked forward to seeing the books in private and public libraries across the country as well as in various ministries of education for distribution to children.

Afrika Shrine play host to inaugural ShaKu Shaku concert

The Afrika Shrine will play host to a first of its kind event on the 13th of September, titles “Shaku Shaku night” featuring many of Nigeria’s prominent artistes.

The New Afrika Shrine is an open air entertainment centre located in Ikeja, Lagos State. It serves as the host location of the annual Felabration music festival. Currently managed by Femi Kuti (eldest son of Fela Kuti) and Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti, it is the replacement of the old Afrika Shrine created in 1970 by Fela Kuti until it was burnt down in 1977.

The New Afrika Shrine showcases photo galleries of Fela and music performances by Femi Kuti and Seun Kuti thus making it a tourist attraction.

Only July 3, 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Shrine and pre-launched the Season of African Cultures 2020 in France. Macron said he had visited the Shrine as a student in 2002.

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5 Nigerian artists who are big on ‘Shaku Shaku’

The Shaku Shaku dance is sweet, whether guiltlessly or shamefaced, we all vibe to it or have attempted it one time or another, for some of us, it looks good when we get it right, for others, it is a no-no for the future.

The dance has been bent in different directions and is no longer restricted to the streets of Agege, where it supposedly gets its origin from, it now includes artist from around the world, footballers, celebrities and even the new basketball video game, 2K19 have caught the bug.

Maleek Berry recently had UK rapper Chip dancing to shaku shaku, while Nigerians got upset after the Super eagles failed to show their moves following their win over Iceland at the World Cup, and even governors have joined in on the act.

But the viral dance has not lasted this long simply because of its catchy nature or the simplicity [or otherwise] of it, but a certain number of artists have consistently ensured the survival of the dance in their music videos or viral Instagram clips.

This is the last quarter of 2018 and one can convincingly say, that yes, ‘Galala no dey do us again, Konto or Makoso have faded, but Shaku Shaku remains the new dance that reigns.’

Here are the five Nigerian artists that have kept Shaku Shaku alive

Wizkid

Now, where does one begin with the Starboy? his videos are incomplete without the ‘shaku shaku’ dance, Wiz adds his own swagger to it that makes you feel like you are missing out on something special.

His steps in the video for Mu4ty’s ‘Commando’ sent Twitter into an overdrive and when you see him on stage, you can be sure that his set is incomplete without the dance as a part of the package.

His songs ‘Soco’ and ‘Fake Love’ are tailor made records to help you properly enjoy the dance.

Olamide

Olamide lays some claim as one of those household name artists who brought the ‘shaku shaku’ dance to the majority of the music audience.

From the moment he released ‘Wo’, he had unleashed a street anthem that coincided with the early virality of the dance.

Olamide’s music videos do not exactly come out as extravagant, but it packs plenty of energy, especially when he is keeping it street.

You should definitely take a look at his video for ‘Wo’  or ‘Science Student’ and see both the kids and elders digging the dance to their best.

Tiwa Savage

Easily the queen of the game, from ‘Codeine Diet’ to the closing part of ‘Lova Lova’, Tiwa was oozing diva status as she dropped some of her unique dance steps.

Mr Real

From his fair skin colour to his hair, Mr Real is hard not to notice, and when Legbege came into town late in 2017, one could tell a movement was in the offing.

And there was no better place to confirm this than at one of the biggest music events this year.

The venue was the 2018 edition of the Headies award and sitting in front were big industry names and celebrities in their best outfits.

The award was taking the shape of a regular Nigerian event until the moment Mr Real and his dancers took to the stage.

Performing the hit song, ‘Legbegbe’, Mr Real turned the event into a music concert as the attendees lost every of their home training as they joined him in the shaku shaku dance.

Slimcase

There is something special about the man called Slimcase, and at times it is really hard to place.

From his adlibs or unending chants of ‘Oshozondi’, Slimcase brings his presence on every song and its impact leads to a catchy street anthem.

Another progenitor of the viral dance, Slimcase has succeeded in keeping the trend alive with top-notch features in songs like D’banj’s ‘Issa Banger’ and DJ Enimoney’s ‘Codeine Diet.’

Even though of the listed names, Slimcase is one who is actually seen to dance the song the least, he, however, wears it in his personality, that everytime you see him, you can’t but think of locking your hands together as you join him in a shaku shaku duel.

Hairdresser ends her neighbour’s life with a knife for calling her Shaku Shaku woman

A 23-year-old hairdresser, Opeyemi Adamson, has allegedly killed her neighbour, Taiwo Olowookere, at their house in the Meiran area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that 28-year-old Taiwo lived with the suspect’s mother-in-law, who accommodated her after she separated from her husband. Opeyemi, who lived with her husband, stayed in the same compound with the victim.

The duo were said to have nursed animosity towards each other until Friday, August 24 when things took a tragic turn.

The deceased had reportedly complained about Opeyemi’s eight-months-old baby, saying the child’s noise disturbed her. The suspect reportedly insulted her, which led to exchange of words.

Taiwo, who reported the incident to the police before her death, said her assailant became angry after she (Taiwo) called her shaku-shaku woman (useless person), adding that she stabbed her in the neck.

She had said, “About three months ago, I had a problem with my husband. The woman I was staying with was her (Opeyemi) mother-in-law.

“On a particular day, my child was ill and I took him to a hospital. When I returned, I greeted her, but she refused to respond. That was when our misunderstanding started.

“Around 7am on August 24, I went to bath my child. While doing that, her child started making a noise. I called her that her child was disturbing me, but she abused me.

“She started cursing me and I called her shaku-shakuwoman. She asked why I would call her such a name. She said she would show me what a shaku-shaku woman was like. She went inside and brought out a knife which she used to stab me in the neck.”

The victim reported the case at the Meiran Police Station and Opeyemi was arrested. Taiwo was taken to a local medical centre where she was treated until her death.

Opeyemi, who spoke to our correspondent, however, blamed the victim’s husband for her death, while she also accused Taiwo of jealousy.

She said, “Her husband always beat her up and that was why my mother-in-law assisted her. When she arrived at our house, she was always cursing me. She always said I was happy because I had a good husband, while she had no good matrimonial home and that she would deal with me.

“The knife belonged to her; I stabbed her in self defence. Her husband was buying her all sorts of things while she was in the hospital. When she died, her husband came to dump her corpse in our house and fled.”

The deceased’s husband, Sunday Olowookere, a factory worker, told our correspondent he had reconciled with his wife when the incident happened.

He said Opeyemi had problem with his wife after the latter stopped keeping money with her.

He said, “My wife and I had a misunderstanding over her attitude. She became annoyed and left for the house of a co-trader. A SARS officer intervened and I was asked to sign an undertaking that I would never lay hands on her again, which I did.

“We both made statements at a police station and I thought it was over, but she said she was not ready to follow me home; she said she would join me later.

“My wife could be abusive, but she would never fight anyone. The woman that stabbed her is a cult member. She started having issues with my wife after my wife stopped giving her money for safekeeping.

“I was at work late at night when I was called that my wife had been stabbed. It was the following day that I got there. She was taken to a local medical centre where her injuries festered and her neck became swollen. We were asked to conduct an X-ray for her. I was taking her to a general hospital when she gave up the ghost.”

Opeyemi was arraigned before an Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court on one count of murder.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Adedayo Oladele, who stood in for the resident prosecutor, Cousin Adams, said the offence was punishable under Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015. The defendant’s plea was not taken.

Oladele asked the court to remand the suspect in prison pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions. The defence counsel, Fatula, asked that the case file be duplicated for legal advice.

“Ordinarily, we would have wanted to object to the remand application. But in the interest of justice, we ask that the file be sent to DPP and we could even have a lesser offence of manslaughter,” he added.

The Chief Magistrate, O.O. Olatunji, remanded Opeyemi and adjourned the case till October 3, 2018.

Wizkid’s ‘Shaku Shaku’ moves put social media on a shut down (Video)

Mut4y released the visuals for his single ‘Commando’ which features label boss Wizkid and Starboy affiliate, Ceeza Milli on Wednesday night and here is how Twitter reacted.

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The song which was released as the second single from the producer behind the hit song, ‘Manya’ in May has now been accompanied with an exciting video directed by veteran cinematographer, Clarence Peters.

Everyday Work 🎫🎫🎫 🇳🇬🌹🦅

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Wizkid has been on a run of collaborations in recent months, following the success of the group effort, ‘Soco’ alongside members of his label and ‘Fake Love’ with Duncan Mighty.

The latest single from the Starboy family sees Wizkid burst some ‘Shaku Shaku’ moves and this has excited a number of his fans, who took to social media to express their delight at his dance moves.

Mama’s day! ❤️🦅🌹 see u soon 🚀🚀

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Here are some of the reactions from Twitter