Saturday, November 8, 2014

DOROBUCCI (Nigerian Senseless Lyrics With Superb Rhythm and Melody)

DOROBUCCI (The MAVINS Crew led by Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr. Sid and D’Prince)  
Ehn dorobucci
Don dorobucci
Doro jazzy
Ehn doro boss
Doro big
You know say doro heavy
Doro skillful
You know say doro bloody
Doro get the biggest label wey you
Know of course
Doro tush pass anybody wey doro meet
Doro gather pass anybody for
The gathering
Doro get money pass everybody there
(Hook – Reekado Banks:)
Oya doro… dorobucci o…oh na na na
Doro… dorobucci o
Doro doro dorobucci mama n mo o
Doro… dorobucci
Bo nye be o
Doro fresh….nkwanu
Doro big…..nkwanu, nkwanu
Doro flashy
Doro classy
Doro fine pass anybody wey doro see
Doro get pass anybody wey doro meet
E o
(Verse – Tiwa Savage:)
Doro na diva….doro
Doro na tiwa
Doro na leader….doro
Follow the leader…doro
Doro doro do do doro….doro
Doro is bigger…doro
Doro is higher
Follow the ladder…doro
So follow the ladder
Doro get liver
She no dey tire
Doro hot
Doro eminado
Doro fine
Do do dorobucci eh
Doro me
Doro you
Doro mavin
We the baddest crew
[Verse - Dr. Sid:]
Doro suru
Doro lere
Doro grab
Doro carry
Doro fast pass anybody wey don dey
Fast before
Doro sleek pass anybody wey doro jam
Eh ehn
Doro hammer
Doro pako
Doro knack pass carpenter wey don
Dey knack before
Doro nado
Doro messi
Doro dribble anybody wey try to mark
(Verse – Korede Bello:)
Doro doro
African prince doro
See doro dey make all the girls dey feel
Robo robo
Doro o
Doro catch anybody wey doro fish doro
Doro chop anybody wey doro beef
Doro mega
Doro super
Doro star
Doro mega super star o
Doro catch anybody wey doro fish doro
Doro chop anybody wey doro beef
[Verse - Di’Ja:]
Doro bad
Doro double-o-seven….doro
Doro na yaro
Doro wey get e money….doro
Doro like for do anything wey doro like
For do
Mey nobody try doro
Cos dey go wound o
Doro bad
Doro double-o-seven….doro
Doro na yaro
Doro wey get e money….doro
Doro like for do anything wey doro like
For do
Mey nobody try doro
Cos dey go wound o
[Verse - D’Prince:]
Doro is a cheerful giver
Doro is a kind of boss…..a kind of boss
Doro is a money spender
Doro too dey floss…..too dey floss
Too dey floss o
Anywhere wey doro dey
You know say wahala dey…..wahala
Chickalas dey…..chickalas dey
Cos doro gallant eh
Anywhere wey doro dey eh
Wahala dey…..wahala dey
Chickalas dey…..chickalas dey
Cos doro gallant o
Doro money
Doro baller
[Verse - Reekado Banks:]
Doro popping
Doro naughty
Doro fly pass anybody wey dey the
Plane ehn ehn
Doro ball pass anybody wey dey the
Pitch yeh
[Hook - Reekado Banks:]
Doro… dorobucci o
Doro… dorobucci o
Doro doro dorobucci mama n
Mo…..doro fine pass wey anybody
Doro see
Doro…..doro get pass anybody wey
Doro meet
Bo nye be o
Doro big
Doro street
Nkwanu doro big

Doro chuck norris

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Kefee was born Irekefe Obareki some 30 years ago to devout Christian parents, Dea­con and Mrs. Andrew Obareki in Sapele, Delta State, she began singing at the tender age of eight. While her father was a Deacon in a church, her mother was a front­line woman leader. At her tender age, they discovered that Kefee had a gift for singing. However, when she tried to join the choir, she was denied. Reason, she was too small to be in the choir.
However, Mr Alec Godwin, who would marry her later was choir master. He then got her into the choir through his influence and when she turned 15 he drafted her into the senior choir and thus a romance which would blossom into marriage and eventually heart break for the pair was born. Kefee eventually became the choir director at age 18!

Kefee fell in love with Alec and in the late 1990s, they relocated to Lagos. In 2000, Kefee, a graduate of Public Administration from the University of Benin, released a de­but album entitled “Trip” with a friend. How­ever, success came her way in December 2003 when she signed on with Alec Music, a record label owned by her heartthrob and released her first solo album.
Under Alec’s tutelage, Kefee recorded her first hit song, Branama, which was a runaway success. Overnight the couple be­came the poster couple of the industry as Branama took Kefee to new heights and she won several awards. Meanwhile, the romance continued to flourish and the logi­cal thing to do was to get married which they did in 2005. In 2006, Kefee released another album, Branama 2.
However, by 2008 the couple was at the end of the road. Still childless and always at loggerheads, cracks began to appear on the wall amid rumours of infidelity and do­mestic violence. Soon, the marriage broke up in a messy divorce which saw the pair washing their dirty linen in public in 2008, three years after they tied the knot.
The climax was when the divorce pro­ceedings began in court and the pair re­vealed a can of worms. On his part, Alec packed his bags and baggage and relocated to Port Harcourt and closed his record la­bel, Alec Music, which at the time boasted the likes of TWO, Gordons, Dude Tetsola, Segun Obe, Rymnzo and Kefee.
Commenting on the lessons she learnt from her broken marriage Kefee had said: “It only opened my eyes more to what life is all about; if you don’t go through challenges you never become a stronger person. That was a chapter in my life that was meant to make me stronger as a person. People go through challenges and that was my story and when we couldn’t carry on any longer, we had to part ways.”
Nevertheless, life must continue, Kefee determined to make a career for herself, rebounded from the crisis after she recorded a new single with Tima­ya entitled “Kokoroko” and landed herself a UN ambassadorship deal. “Kokoroko” got her the biggest award for her career for Best Collaboration at The Headies in 2010. She also began work on her business, Branama Kitchen, and there was also talk of a cloth line. She embarked on various tours both within and outside the country during this period.
Kefee had been se­cretly dating Teddy Don Momoh after the breakup of her marriage and in March 2012, gospel music lovers were shocked when word broke that she had secretly married her long-time friend, Teddy Don Momoh. Pictures of the tradi­tional marriage went viral. Shortly after, the singer launched her Branama kitchen. In an interview she had granted at the time, Ke­fee declared that indeed the storm was over.
The couple tied the knot on Saturday, March 3, 2012 in Sapele, Delta State. The wedding ceremony and news about their marriage were, however, kept on a low with lots of surprises from Teddy’s associates.
Commenting on why she chose to set­tle down with Don Momoh, Kefee had said: “My husband is a very nice guy and I am actually writing a book about my first mar­riage. The bottom line is that I am happy and if you ask me, this is the first time I am getting married”.
In a career that spanned well over a dec­ade, Kefee successfully wrote her name in the annals of Nigerian music. Kefee’s Branama album sold nine thousand audio cassettes in just three weeks of the album’s release and over two million copies of CDs/VCDs in a month. She became the hottest Nigerian female artiste and won a number of awards increasing her fan base all over Africa and also on the international scene. She was invited to perform in London and other parts of Europe and America.
Kefee’s second album entitled “Branama 2” was just as terrific as her first and con­solidated her hold on the gospel genre. The release of “A Piece of Me” in January 2009, catapulted her career to new heights due to its diversity. She released her last album in 2012 entitled “Chorus Leader”.
According to reports, some weeks ago, the singer, who was rumoured to be six months pregnant, had collapsed aboard a 14-hour flight to Chicago in USA. Consequently, the aircraft had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles where Kefee re­ceived urgent medical attention. It was also rumoured that the singer had been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia – pregnancy induced high blood pressure and was on life support.

Though Kefee had been in a coma for close to three weeks, it was with shock that Nigerians received news on Friday 13th June, 2014 that the gospel music star and Branama Queen, had passed on to the great beyond abruptly terminating a career spanning over a decade. Even in death, Kefee’s light continues to shine as she was a frontline gospel music star. With four albums to her credit and a number of hits, she would go down as one of Nigeria’s most successful contemporary gospel musicians. May her soul rest in peace. Amen. 
Tony Erhariefe and Nkechi Chima. 
Edited by Emeka E. Okeke.

Saturday, May 10, 2014


P Square: N8 - 15M
Give it to the gifted twin brothers, Peter and Paul Okoye. The Alingo exponent is rocking the town currently. Promoters usually beg them to feature in their shows due to the fact that if P- Square graces any concert, the show is sold out. Their official fee we learnt is 15 million naira.

D’banj: N6 -10M
Take it or leave it, D’banj is still a big fish in the Nigerian music industry though it seems he is no longer doing much in terms of music since his break up with Marvin records. Koko master who recently took agriculture to the studio with his “Cocoa na chocolate” a move which he said was born out of his desire to promote agriculture in the country, collects nothing less than N6- 10 million per show.
Tuface: N5 - 6M
Tu Baba as he is fondly called shot himself fully into limelight with his African queen single. The father of seven seems to be finding his way into property business as he keeps acquiring assets which runs into millions of naira from different parts of Lagos. The singer still stands as one of the highest paid male singers in Nigeria with an amount which runs between N5 - 6 million per show.

Wizkid: N4 - 5M
Wizkid is another young talent making wave in Nigeria and the world. Wiz Kid is believed to have signed an undisclosed multi million dollar deal with Akon’s Convict music label and the deal has set the young artiste as the 4th richest artiste in Nigeria at the moment. He is said to earn between N4 - 5 million per show.

Davido: N3- N3.5M
Call him a super talented younger singer, you will not be mistaken as the dude seems to know what it takes to produce hit tracks. Since his venture into the Nigerian music mainstream, the talented singer has been known for producing hit tracks. The Omo baba Olowo as he is fondly called, whose latest track, AYE, seems to be every clubs favorite goes for N3.5 million per show. So in case you have plans of landing this singer to any show, you must be ready to offer this amount.
He is one of the talented singers in the industry whose wonderful combination of native language, Igbo and English in most of his songs has fetched him more fans. The Ikwokirikwo crooner whose news of dating Dillish of BBA The chase winner, was recently unveiled as Harp brand ambassador. The deal which came barely few months when she was unveiled as Knorr brand ambassador along side, Nollywood diva, Kate Henshaw, collects N3 million per show.
Since his emergence as the MTN sponsored project fame, this Akwa Ibom born singer has been a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry generally and in Nigeria precisely. He shot himself to limelight fully when he dropped his first hit single, kukere which has a very unique dance steps. Call him a singer cum dancer, you are not far from the truth as he knows the dance steps that befits any track he brings out. This dude takes, N3 million per show.
Tiwa Savage—N2.5M
Back then at USA when she was doing back up singer for Mary J. Blige, she might have no idea of what the future holds for her, maybe she was doing that then there for the love she has for music not knowing that she would soon be counted as one of the top paid Nigerian female celebrities. The Eminado crooner, who is enjoying her honeymoon with her manager turned husband, collects N2.5 million per show and she is rated as one of the sexiest female celebrities in Nigeria.

Monday, April 28, 2014

POP STARS OF 1970s and 1980s NIGERIA

Music was the live wire of modern Nigerian culture in the 1970s and 1980s. Contemporary Nigerian music performers owe much of their better situations today to the pioneering work and stardom of the group of musicians that held Nigeria spellbound between 1970 and 1980.

The Hykers of Owerri; the Funkees with Jake Solo, Harry Mosco Agada, Sonny Akpan, and the lead guitarist Fela Dey;  Founders15 with their massive hit single, “Be My Own”; The Apostles of Aba, featuring Walton Arungwa and Chyke Fusion, whose song, “Drop out” and “Enyim” – a dirge on the Aba Market disaster of 1977 was a dance hall favourite of those years; The Aktion Band that found its paces in Warri, Lasbry Ojukwu’s Semi-Colon band in Umuahia with the immemorial single, “Slim Fit Maggie”; the likes of Dan Ian with monster hits like “Money to Burn” and “Fuel for Love”.

Sonny Okosun, who had lived in Enugu before his transition to Lagos, had a powerful song “Help”; The Wings (Ari Okpala, Spud Nathan Udensi, Charlie Duke, Manford Best, Emma Chinaka, Jerry Demua) whose “Tribute to Spud Nathan” was for many years a schoolboy anthem for my generation; The Black Children with “Love is Fair,” and “Satisfaction”; Wahehe Njoku and his Rock of Ages band; One World whose song “Victory” remains one of the finest songs ever played by a Nigerian group.

The scintillating Sweet Breeze (Nestor Philips, Bazy Cole Akalonu, Vin Ikeotuonye, Jackie Moore Anyaora, and Danny Anyanwu) – those IMT Enugu grads who took the music world by storm with the album that had “Mr & Mrs Fool”, “Palmwine Tapper”, “Igbara Aka Bia Ilum”, etc.

At the Lagos end were such superlative acts like the BLO trio of Berkeley Ike Jones, Laolu Akins, and Mike Odumosu; the Schoolboy band, Ofege, with unforgettable Melvin Ukachi on the vocals. This was of course a prelude to the 1980 eruption of Chris Okotie (“I Need Some”) and Jide Obi (“Front Page News”) straight out of the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus Law School. Dizzy K. Falola, Onyeka Onwenu and Oby Onyioha took the scene by the storm and changed the direction of Nigerian music in 1980.

By Obi Nwakanma.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014



The Jackson 5 (later known as The Jacksons), an American popular music family group was formed in 1964 under the tutelage of their father Joe Jackson. The group was originally made up of five brothers: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael. The last of the brothers, Randy joined them in late 1970s. Berry Gordy with his company, Motown Records played a vital role in making the group superstars in the early 1970s.
By 1975, most of the Jacksons opted out of recording any more music for Motown desiring creative control and royalties. The following year, the brothers parted ways to pursue their solo careers. Michael became very successful solo artiste with the bestselling record in the world “Thriller” to his credit.
The brothers reunited in the mid-1980s to record few albums and did some successful music tours. The Jacksons fame started to nose-dive again in the late 1980s. In 1989, five years after their last album, the remaining quartet of Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Randy released the ill-fated “2300 Jackson Street”, which performed badly on the charts. After a brief promotional tour, the band went into hiatus.


The Police were formed in 1977 by drummer Stewart Copeland, along with schoolteacher Gordon "Sting" Sumner and guitarist Andy Summers. Within a year, they were rock's next big thing, but tensions began bubbling over as Sting took control of the band. The others began to feel like his employees and they began fighting like crazy, even as the band got bigger and bigger.

After the hits "Every Breath You Take" and "Message in a Bottle," the English New Wave group disbanded in 1986 when lead singer Sting opted to pursue a solo career. In 2007, however, Sting once again teamed up with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers to mark the band's 30th anniversary with an acclaimed world tour.


The Eagles, a classic American rock band was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971. The Eagles hit their peak in the 1980s, but the success broke the band's dynamics. Original members Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner had quit the band because of the chaotic and hostile environment.
Further internal friction lead to the 1980 breakup of the group, best known for their hits "Hotel California," "Desperado" and "Tequila Sunrise." At the time, lead singer Don Henley said the band would only consider reuniting "when hell freezes over." Fourteen years later, it seems like it did -- the Eagles performed to sold-out audiences again in 1994 for the "Hell Freezes Over" tour.

This Jamaican reggae group was known variously as the Teenagers, the Wailing Rudeboys, the Wailing Wailers and finally the Wailers. By 1966 Braithwaite, Kelso and Smith had left the band, which then consisted of the trio Livingston, Marley and Tosh (Neville Livingston being the birth name of Bunny Wailer).
Some of the Wailers' most notable songs were recorded with Lee "Scratch" Perry and his studio band the Upsetters. During the early 1970s the Upsetters members Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his brother Carlton (Carlie) Barrett, formed the Wailers Band, providing instrumental backing for The Wailers. The Wailers recorded groundbreaking ska and reggae songs such as "Simmer Down", "Trenchtown Rock", "Nice Time", "War", "Stir It Up
The original Wailers line-up disbanded in 1974 due to Tosh and Livingston's refusal to tour. Bob Marley formed Bob Marley and the Wailers with himself as guitarist, songwriter and main singer, the Wailers Band as the backing band, and the I Threes as backup vocalists.


Perhaps no other band's breakup is as legendary and shrouded in mystery as that of the Beatles. After a decade of enormous popularity, the group disbanded in 1970 when all four members began work on solo projects. Though John Lennon's burgeoning relationship with a Japanese-American artist Yoko Ono is usually cited as the primary reason for the group demise, the 1967 death of their manager, Brian Epstein, had already led to a series of financial and legal conflicts.


ABBA, a pop band from Sweden was the first pop group from a non-English-speaking nation to enjoy international stardom and success. The group last performed together in 1982, even though there was never any official announcement of a breakup. In 2001, the Swedish group (which has sold an astonishing 375 million albums worldwide) turned down a record $1 billion to reunite for a greatest hits tour. Can you beat that?

Platashun Boiz was a Nigerian hip-hop group made up of Ahmedu Augustine, Innocent Idibia and Chibuzor Orji. The trio have stage names as Blackface, 2face and Faze respectively. They started off in the late 1990s and had three hits – Body and Soul, Sold Out and Plan B – to their credit. But along the line, the band broke up and went their separate ways to launch solo careers.
2Face Idibia later became the only member of the band with a striving career.

The group was a trailblazer in hip-hop genre in Nigeria. Their first major hit song “SHADE” gave them a large fan base. The group comprised of Tony Tetuila, Idris Abdulkareem and Eddy ‘Montana’ Brown. Other songs like “Judile” and “Sakomo” launched them into real stardom. The group broke up in mid 1990s and each of them went solo.