It has come to the public notice that Reekado Banks and Kizz Daniel Beef Is Not Just About ‘Selense’

reekadoThe Kizz Daniel – Reekado Banks rivalry and the “Selense” song is perhaps the industry’s biggest irony today. Two artists of comparable stature were invited to collaborate on a song that involves blowing-whistle on industry scandals, beefs and gossips; and the two invitees ended up starting a beef story for other gossips, like you and I, to talk about.

According to Mr Songz, Kizz Daniel refused to work with Reekado Banks, causing a change of plans in the “Selense” project. Through his manager, he said, “The original version of the song was with Reekado Banks and Kizz Daniel but at a point, Daniel said he didn’t want to star in the video because Reekado would be on it.”

This story became a curtain lifter on the bad chemistry between two of the country’s finest music acts. While Reekado Banks continues to play pretence about the non-existence of the topic of his beef with Kizz Daniel; his rumoured rival claimed in a mail that he has nothing against Reekado Banks. The mail from Kizz Daniel’s camp read; “Kizz Daniel has nothing against Reekado Banks. That’s all we can say.”

The reaction from both artists has left an open field for free flow of speculations and assumptions. Some section of the fans assumed that the rivalry is a result of collusion of egos. Some others think that the animosity has been there since the incident of the 2015 Headies Awards where Reekado Banks won the Next Rated Award, even though the likes of Kizz Daniel and Lil Kesh were believed to be favourites.


Since his profile as a singer started to soar, Reekado Banks has been in the news for braggadocios statements and exaggerated claims that did not sit well with a lot of fans. During his “Thank You Concert” in Ibadan around the tail end of last year, Reekado Banks, in reference to Lil Kesh, said; “ the person wey you think say better pass me, I better pass him papa.” This statement cost him some amount of his goodwill and a lot of fans saw him as more of a talker than a doer. His egoistic persona would return to the centre of public discourse when he shared a video of himself in the studio with Tee-Y mix and bragged about being levels ahead of other artists.

Kizz Daniel however is less of a disrespecter but no less a bragger. Unlike Reekado,  he does most of his bragging on songs rather than during interviews or during performances. Reoccuringly, he sings in braggadocios tone; about being the one making “actual” music, being the best in the game and about his reign. He did this particularly on his collaboration with DJ Spinall titled “Baba”.

Much earlier in his career, Kizz had a reputation for being a “double faced act”, who appears as a sweet young man to fans but portrays a different character behind the curtain. This talk stemmed from his style of not collaborating with artists outside his then label, G-worldwide Entertainment. The situation was later blamed on the label, especially after the disagreement between the singer and the label became public; and fans got to learn more about the stringent terms he worked under at the label. While G-Worldwide was seen as the devil, Kizz Daniel’s reputation has not fully recovered.

2015 Headies Next Rated Beef

The incident at the 2015 Headies Next Awards is also suspected to be the origin of the animosity between Reekado Banks and Kizz Daniel. Reekado Banks, Kizz Daniel, Lil Kesh, Cynthian Morgan and Korede Bello were in the running for the award but the three of the nominees seemed to have their shoulder above the rest. Reekado had his signature all over one of the biggest hit songs at the time titled “Dorobucci.” He also had a fine single titled “Katapot”, giving him a good claim to the prize. Kizz Daniel had “Woju” and “Laye” which would have effortlessly earned him the award in another Headies edition. Lil Kesh had serial hits like “Shoki”, “Gbese” and “Efejoku”; which was unprecedented for a new comer.

The race later became a two-horse race, between Reeky and Kesh; and the Mavin Records act finally took home the prize, forcing a disapproving reaction from a lot of people including Olamide. Kizz Daniel might not have been in the final picture but he certainly wasn’t pleased to have lost the award. The two singers have since kept a distance apart.

For a while the comparison was between Reekado Banks and Lil Kesh but in recent times, Kizz Daniel seems to have outpaced both artistes, leaving only Reekado Banks is close distance. Although Kizz maintains he has no issue with Mr. Banks, their history of contention could be the reason for his refusal to collaborate with Reekado on Harrysong’s song.

The tongue-tied approach of both artistes to the topic of their beef would allow the rumours and speculations continue to run rife. The situation would not be helped by continued refusal by both singers to collaborate and it would likely lead to shades and subliminal stuffed in song verses. The sound of beef usually would excite fans who would be looking out for “who would come out tops in the Kizz Daniel versus Reekado Banks rivalry?” J. Cole is the man with the answers. In his words, “time would tell.”


We Finally Know Who’s Responsible For Killing Rapper XXXTentacion In Florida


Just over a month ago, famous rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed outside of a motorcycle shop in South Florida.
Since then, fans and fellow rappers have been devastated by the loss. While one man, Dendrick D. Williams , was initially linked to the murder, investigators did reveal that they were searching for multiple men that were involved in the shooting.,

details were released about the four men that are being charged with the crimes of shooting and killing XXXTentation.
On Wednesday, July 18th, a grand jury in Broward County, Florida indicted four men in the murder of XXXTenatacion.

Dendrick D. Wiliams, 22, Michael Boatwright, 22, Trayvon Newsome, 20, and Robert Allen, 22, were indicted on charges of first-degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm.
Officials state that Boatwright and Newsome were the two armed suspects that confronted and fatally shot XXXTentacion as he returned to his car after motorcycle shopping.

Williams was arrested on June 20th and Boatwright was arrested on July 5th. Since then, police officials were searching for Newsome and Allen.
Newsome and Allen are still at large. The sheriff’s office states that anyone with information about the two suspects could be eligible for a reward of up to $3000.

Davido congratulates uncle for winning Osun PDP governorship ticket


Davido12David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has congratulated his uncle, Ademola Adeleke, for clinching the Osun governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The senator representing Osun west, defeated his closest challenger, Akin Ogunbiyi, to emerge the flagbearer of the PDP in the September 22 governorship election.
Davido congratulated him in a tweet shortly after the final results were declared in Oshogbo.
“Congratulations to Senator Ademola Adeleke on winning the PDP gubernatorial primaries!! , the incoming governor of Osun state.


Beyoncé’s nudity acceptable if she were an upcoming reality TV desperado —Critic


It is no longer news that American megastar , Beyoncé Knowles , has bared it all as she and husband , Jay -Z , do a book tour of their On The Run II .
While the Internet continues to bubble on account of the sizzling photographs of the singer and her husband , critics have noted that a near- nude Beyoncé is nothing out of the ordinary, arguing that the deal these days , is that famous women can sing about “independence ” and “girl power ” as long as they ’re wearing next to nothing .
Writer , Hadley Freeman , expresses amazement that achiever women can ’t seem to celebrate their achievement without baring a generous portions of flesh , preferably as covers of men ’s magazines .

Discussing one of Beyoncé ’s numerous magazine interviews, Freeman wrote : “I never fail to be amazed at the high profile , often A-list women who celebrate their professional success by posing near naked on the covers of allegedly classy men ’s magazines, such as Esquire and GQ , and these covers are, to my eyes , becoming increasingly close to porn. ”
She laments that Beyoncé isn’t alone , noting that successful women such as Cameron Diaz have been photographed bending over in a pair of mesh pants; while Mila Kunis posed topless in leather trousers and later writhes naked on a bed .
Rihanna , too , has posed naked save for a mini leather jacket, while Lana Del Rey had also been naked except for some jewellery . In all of the cases , Freeman notes , all the men who graced all of the covers were fully clothed .
Again , in an interview with the GQ magazine, Beyoncé was quoted to have said in a video diary that “she informs herself that she is going to listen to one of her own songs before having sex with her husband .”
In one of the nude photographs here , the singer is naked but for the thongs , with husband Jay -Z lying beside her while she peruses what looks like a magazine.
Freeman however criticises the nude peddling , saying , “It’s one thing to submit to this attention -seeking nonsense if you’re a C -list reality TV desperado trying to get on the cover of Nuts ; it’s another if you are professedly one of the most powerful women in the entertainment business who has no need of such tactics .”
She laments that while it’s okay for Beyoncé to hate the fact that women are humiliated by being paid less than their male counterparts ; the humiliation doesn ’t end there , as successful women are similarly humiliated by being fed the message that it doesn ’t matter how successful , powerful or smart they are – all that matters is how sexually available they are willing to make themselves look .


Despite being a top musician , rapper Olanrewaju Ogunmefu, aka Vector, has decided to perform free at this year ’s Make Music Lagos , which is a rare gesture by Nigerian artistes .
While speaking with Punch , he said when the organisers of the annual music event , which holds on June 19 to 24 reached out to him, he thought it was another case of fraud or deceit .

He stated , “Do you know how many people who claimed to do free projects and you would discover later that they made money? When I was contacted, I didn ’t understand why I should do a free show . After I read through their emails and we started a conversation , they won my trust. Though I will not be paid as an artiste , I was told there would cater for logistics. But the fact that I am ready to do a free show does not mean other top artistes will do the same .”
Another factor that made the rapper to embrace the project, according to him , is the global appeal . Make Music Day is held in more than 120 countries all over the world to commemorate World Music Day .
Vector said , “The event will be part of history a few years later. It feels awesome being part of the project because I have always advocated for musicians operating for a global audience . Even if we sing in Yoruba language , I believe you should make music for everyone. In the barracks where I grew up , my mother ’s best friend , a northerner, loved listening to Sir Shina Peters, who is a Yoruba man .”
One of the artistes also billed to perform, Johnny Drille , said since this year ’s venue had been moved to Muri Okunola Park in Victoria Island , Lagos , there would be more freedom of expression.
“The organisers must have learnt from the previous editions too ; so , it makes them better . More artistes are expected to perform this year also .
“For me, however , last year was amazing , it was held at the Balmoral Hall , Federal Palace Hotel , Victoria Island , Lagos . I loved the fact that the sound system was better than the first edition in 2016, ” the Mavin Records singer added .
Make Music Lagos is an annual music event organised by Showgear Limited . After holding some activities during the week , the grand finale event will take place on Sunday, June 24 , at Muri Okunola Park .

Charmee, Lese join Idol Records

Two talented musicians , Uzoma Victor , aka Charmee , and Olugbemi Ebenezer Rotimi, aka Lese , have been signed by Idol Records .
The unveiling held recently at Protea Hotel , Ikeja GRA, Lagos , attracted top media personalities , well- wishers and family members .

The owner of Idol Records , Mr . Lawal Olaide, explained that the record was created out of the need to help talented youngsters realise their true potentials , creating a platform to make their dreams become reality .
He stated , “Idol Records is here to focus on discovering, promoting , marketing and managing musical talents across and even beyond Nigeria . All we have in stock is to promote good music that will cut across all age groups and move beyond the Nigerian shores .
”With our two artistes and a team of musical pundits , Idol Records is here to stay and we plan to sign more artistes before the years runs out .”
While thanking his new boss for believing in him , Charmee said he was ready to show the world what he was made of .

American actor , Sylvester Stallone under probe for sexual assault


US prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported last year , a spokesman said Wednesday .
“A case was presented today by the Santa Monica Police Department regarding Sylvester Stallone ,” Greg Risling , a spokesman at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office , told AFP .
“It is under review by our sex crime task force. ”

The case involves a woman who reported last November that the 71 -year -old actor, best known for his roles in the “Rocky ” and “Rambo” movies , had assaulted her in 1990.

Risling declined to provide more details about the alleged assault or to clarify whether California ’s 10 -year statute of limitations applies in the case .
Police in Santa Monica and Stallone ’s attorney , Martin Singer , could also not be reached for comment .
The allegation against the star comes in the wake of the #MeToo movement that has focused attention on sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond.
Singer in December told US media when the allegation first surfaced that his client “categorically disputes the claim and it is apparent that the woman filed the report to get a media outlet to publish the story .”
He acknowledged that Stallone had a relationship with the alleged victim while shooting a movie in Israel in 1987 while he was single .
The attorney said at the time that he planned to submit a claim against the woman for filing a false police report .

The # MeToo campaign took off last year following sexual assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein . It has since become a worldwide phenomenon.

Hundreds of celebrities and powerful people , including actor Kevin Spacey and longtime broadcast journalist Charlie Rose, have been accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Weinstein scandal