Afrique Entertainment Awards powered by mazifeanyidotcom has come and gone but the memories will linger on for decades. This is laying the foundations for bigger and greater things to happen in the future. The glamorous event took place downtown Indianapolis at the prestigious Michael’s Soul Kitchen and we had a lot of high profile celebrities in attendance.

Teeklef who was nominated in 5 categories led the winners on the night, bagging three awards for himself, while Afrorolls and DJ Marco went home with two awards each. Mr. Fiesta went home with the best Media personality of the year 2019.

Highlights of the event include performances from T Music, Afrorolls, and the hosts TME Singsong and Kambria Moncrief.

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Contrary to many opinions, Organizers of the event say that this is the most fairly conducted awards, as winners of the awards were determined purely by the votes they gathered from their fan base. “It is important that artists are able to draw the power of their fan base at any point in time because that is the measure of your brand and that is how you are able to stay relevant”. This edition is a foundation for what will come in 2021. Next year’s edition will be bigger and better as they are looking to add more categories and have more sponsors.

Below are the full list of winners.

Best Song of the year (International) – Parris Ladame (Hang up)

Best Event Promoter (Party) – DJ Marco Productions

Best International Artist – Kambria

Best Rapper – Mr. Duke

Best R&B Artist – Teeklef

Best Afrobeat Artist – Teeklef

Best DJ (International) – DJ Cash

Best DJ (African) – DJ Marco

Best Comedian – Mc Ugonolistical

Best Event Promoter (Shows and Concerts) – Jomolo Entertainment

Best Media Personality – Mr. Fiesta

Video of the Year –  Afrorolls Alasiko

Best Videographer – Exclusive Visuals

Best Photographer – Bree Danielz

Best Events Host – Kay Kay Burundi

Best Producer – Doystks

Best Director – Mazi Ifeanyi

Best Online Influencer – King Habeeb

Song of the year  – Afrorolls Alasiko

Artist of the year – Teeklef

Best Live Band – Angelic voices

 

 

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Real Name: Adewale Williams
Artist Stage Name: Dj Walex
Title: DJ Walex Party After Party 2020 Mix 
The genre of Music: DJ Mixtape
Dated: January 27, 2020.
Mix & Mastered By: DJ Walex
Record Label:  Swagger Records & Igeraga Records
Instagram: @king_djwalex
Place of Birth:  Iju Ishaga, Lagos. Nigeria
Date of Birth: July 22, 1980
Current Location: Agege, Lagos Mainland, Nigeria
Origin: Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Region: West Africa

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Many things have been said about blackfaceNaija in recent times, especially as the case between his former groupmate Tubaba Idibia continues to heat up. The two were part of a group called Plantashun Boiz who in the 90s brought smiles on people’s faces. I was in High school at the time when their singles were all over the airwaves in Nigeria. We were all miming their songs and we would use the lyrics to the songs to make passes at females. At least i was…

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After enjoying unprecedented success together, Plantashun Boiz which also included a third member faze, had to go their separate ways. Life after Plantashun Boiz came with its ups and downs. They enjoyed individual successes here and there but members of the group are still battling the effects of that split. It is no longer news that Blaqface and Tubaba got into a tug of war about the ownership of African queen, the song that gave Tubaba his international breakthrough.

Blackface said he was not credited for the parts of the song he wrote and that the song was used without his permission. Tubaba on the other hand claim that no part of the song was written by blackface. I recently met up with BlackfaceNaija, and he shared his version of African Queen produced by Nelson Brown, Plantashun Boiz original producer as at the time the group was still around. His version of African queen is also a masterpiece but sounds very different from that of Tubaba although there are still similarities. He also shared Collabo, Badder than them, two hot tracks that he has just recently released.

Kudos to BlackfaceNaija for re-inventing himself even in the face of controversy. Regardless of what happens with Tubaba and the rest of the Legendary Planttashun boys team, BlackfaceNaija still remains a Legend and should be treated as such.

Check the video to Badder than them below.

 

Nigerian weddings are arguably the most flamboyant ceremonies in the world. In many places weddings are often celebrated with a few friends and family or sometimes in getaway weddings, only the bride and the groom are present. In a typical Nigerian wedding, the couples go all out, after all, it is a once in a lifetime celebration for many people.

Such elegance was the case when Okeoghene Abobise and Kingsley Ekeiwu were Joined in Holy Matrimony in Abuja Nigeria in the presence of friends, family, and well-wishers.

Check out the beautiful pictures from the ceremony below.

Kingsley Ekeiwu who hails from Umuebee, IMO state, ws joined in holy matrimony to Okeoghene Abobise who is from Ovrode, in Delta State, Nigeria. The Traditional wedding took place in Delta state while the Church wedding was at Wuse II at the federal capital territory, Abuja, on the 21st of December 2019.

We at mazifeanyidotcom wish the couples a life of Love, understanding, and fruitfulness in all their endeavors.

 

I would like to present to you one of Africa’s best female lyricists. I heard her verse on Khaligraph Jones Khali Cartel 2 Cypher, and there are only a few that can match her lyrical ability. After listening to Khali Cartel 2, I decided to follow up on her.

Xtatic whose real name is Gloria Edna Nyabange is a Super talented Kenyan Hip-Hop musician and songwriter. The former Sony Music Africa artist has been around for a while dropping songs with the likes of the South African Hip-hop top dog A.K.A under Sony music Africa but left the music scene to concentrate on life in general. She made a comeback just recently on Khaligraph Jone’s Khali Cartel and followed it up with her Tatu E.P which is made of 3 amazing songs featuring KDaGr8.

The songs on Tatu were actually just more personal to talk about my growth and all ever since Sony Music. I’m actually currently trying to put a team together. I had to let go of my last team because they really had a small, rather local, vision, given the type of music I’m yet to release. So I’m really trying to build at the moment. Get investment and all that, Xtatic said to me.

The E.P was released in August 2019

I often wonder why African female emcees struggle at Longevity. The likes of Sasha, Eva, Muna were once the darlings of African Hip-hop only to disappear from the radar a few years later. Could it be that the system is just not supportive enough of Female acts? We at mazifeanyidotcom believes she is one of the best things to happen to Hip-hop music and has the chance to be the best that ever did it in Africa if she can focus on putting out more materials. The skill and talent is unquestionable.

 

 

 

Rilo starts off his year early by officially releasing a new single titled “You fine”. This comes in several months after the hugely successful “Loke” single. You fine is a high tempo dance track that will get you going as soon as you hit the play button.

Rilo has released a series of contents leading up to this single and there is more to come.

Rilo - You fine

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After several weeks of shopping and planning, Engineer Jude Ozota and his beautiful wife Vanessa Kechi Obika finally tied the knot in a colorful wedding at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Independence Layout Enugu.

The Holy matrimony presided over by Reverend father Joshua Eze was attended by family, friends, and well-wishers from all over Nigeria. The traditional wedding which took place earlier was a true display of the beauty of the Igbo culture. Jude who hails from Lejja in Nsukka Local Government Area in Enugu state and Vanessa who is an indigene of Agukwu-Nri, Anambra State Nigeria put the Igbo traditional culture on full display. The couples are off on their honeymoon.

We wish them the best marriage ever, full of love, happiness, and understanding.

Check out some pictures below and please leave the newly wedded couple a comment.

This special playlist was curated for you courtesy mazifeanyidotcom

 

 

Dj Dee Money was in the city of Indianapolis this weekend to drop a doze of his Afro-fusion. The event which was held at Eko Restuarant and lounge, an exotic African lounge that plays host to African parties and events. The event was hosted by Chicago based DJ Dee Money alongside DJ Three K, DJ Matrix, and Indiana’s ace DJ, Deejayxclone.

Young Pablozy, Teeklef, Mr. Duke, and Ojulari were some of the acts I ran into at the event. However, young Pablozy was the only artist to hit the stage on the night to perform a couple of his songs. The music was beautiful and the ambiance was absolutely gorgeous, it felt like the entire city was out at the event.

Kudos to Deemoney and his team for bringing a lit show to the cold city to warm up the place.

Photos by Indiana’s renowned photographer Atoms Images.

 

Today is the birthday of one of Nigeria’s most prominent sons living in Indianapolis USA. Chief Adetunji Anthony Adeleke is a father, husband, and leader. A consummate professional, project manager and social person. His main interest is the growth and development of all people wherever they come from. Very passionate about Africa and always like to put a smile on other people’s faces.

Chief Adeleke is also the president of NIDO Indiana (Nigerians In diaspora) an organization that caters to the Welfare and development of Nigerians in the diaspora and contributes meaningfully to the growth of Nigeria. They have been behind so many meaningful projects like passport exercises aimed to reduce the stress Nigerians face to obtain passports and several other top events and parties in the city of Indianapolis designed to unite the African population.

I recently asked Chief if he was related to the Nigerian billionaire and legendary Adeleke family but he smiled and kept on moving (I suspect, he is Davido’s uncle.. lol). We from Mazifeanyidotcom and the Nigerian community living in Indianapolis want to use this medium to wish you a happy birthday, good health, and more success in your endeavors.

Here is our special playlist dedicated to you on your Birthday.

To celebrate his Birthday this week, Indiana’s DJ Drey decides to put out a birthday mix comprising his favorite hit songs both old and new. I can confidently say that DJ drey is one of the DJs that fully supports Indiana USA based artist as he continually put them on. He also announced a club tour in 2020 that would see him play across several top lounges and events across the USA. Follow @iamcoolestdj_drey for updates.

Let us use this opportunity to wish DJ Drey a happy Birthday, more successes and more life. Comment below to wish him a happy birthday.

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