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CocoaNaChocolate: 1.2 Million Africans Sign Petition In Support Of “Cocoa Na Chocolate” Campaign

Posted in News/Events with tags , on June 4, 2014 by Christine Hartley

Five months after the launch ‘Do Agric, it Pays!’ petition encouraging African leaders to make good on their promises to improve their investments in agriculture, One.org has enlisted more than 1.2 million signatures to the online petition. A majority of these come from Nigeria.

In April, ONE.org ambassador, Dbanj released the video ‘Cocoa Na Chocolate’ featuring 19 top African musicians in support of this campaign. The song, which also features Omawumi, Femi Kuti, Kunle Ayo and DonTom calls on Africans and leaders to use agriculture to create jobs and grow the economy.

The hit collaboration as been well received by the public and judging by the number of signatures to the campaign, young Africans really support the message.

In 2003, Nigeria promised to invest 10% of its budget in agriculture, but the budget currently sits at only 1.4%. Meanwhile, UN research shows that Agric is 11 times more effective in combating poverty than other sectors such as mining and utilities. That is because 70% of Africans depend on it for their livelihoods.

Well, on June 23 – 27, African leaders will reconvene in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the African Union Summit. We wait to see if our leaders will heed the call of the people and decide to invest more in agric. Above all, we are yet to see if the Nigerian government will make good on its promises, heed the call of our artistes and petition-signers, and increase its agric budget.

Citizens can learn more and sign a petition in support of agriculture investment at http://www.one.org

There’s no limit for a lady in the industry — Floxy

Posted in News/Events with tags , on May 9, 2014 by HiphopSouth

Story by Chinedu Nwadike

After her last single Much pain, dedicated to heart broken people, especially victims of Valentine Day’s deception, singer, Floxy is increasing the tempo of her music to dancehall, with the release of a new single titled Are You Ready.

The single, which is billed to drop on Friday, May 16, 2014, which happened to be her birthday, will be her fourth in the industry. Continue reading

2Shotz, Redloaf, Floxy, H2O & More To Perform at Star Nite 14

Posted in News/Events with tags , on April 14, 2014 by Christine Hartley

Written By Chinedu Hardy Nwadike

It will be a festival of music, dance and comedy on Friday, April 25, 2014 as Deejay Saquo Star Nite marks its 14th edition with both homegrown and national stars. 2Shotz, Churchman and Sortitude are the guest artistes for the edition while Redloaf, H2O, Reflex, Floxy, Asopat, Nice Boi, and XP Joe will be hoisting the flag of homegrown artistes to be celebrated at the event. Continue reading

Men Stare At My Chest More Than My Face — Floxy

Posted in News/Events with tags , on April 1, 2014 by HiphopSouth

Written by Chinedu H. Nwadike

Female vocalist Floxy has revealed that her last single titled Much Pain was based on a true life story after much side talks that she was nursing heartbreak when she wrote the song. Continue reading

Record Label Lions Den Signs Duo

Posted in News/Events with tags , , on March 21, 2014 by HiphopSouth

Lions Den, a burgeoning record label based in South Nigeria has already kick-started with a multi-million naira deal with Abia State-born duo Delisha David Okocha and Kelvin Ifeanyi Emenike, collectively known as The Edges.

The C.E.O of the label who is also the owner of one of the hottest nightclubs in Port Harcourt The “Lions Den” club, Mr Agwu Joseph Agwu also signed a deal with one of Nigeria’s highly rated music Engineer/producer “LXE” and is setting up a great team which also includes manager King Wenenda Onukwuru (Dj King).

See photos of what went down Continue reading

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