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Copyright: Jaywon, Simi, Remixed “joromi” Without My Permission — Sir Victor Uwaifo

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Even after three decades of reign as highlife maestro, ‘Guitar Boy’, as he is fondly called, Sir Victor Uwaifo, has remained relevant on the Nigerian music scene by reason of his evergreen songs, like ‘Mami Water’, ‘Guitar Boy’, and many others.

In an exclusive chat, the one-time Edo State Commissioner for Arts and Culture opened up to Showtime that Jaywon and Simi did not obtain copyright permission from him before recording a remix of his hit song, ‘Joromi’.

“They didn’t contact me before doing a remix of Joromi; but I’m like a father to them so I can’t begin to drag them to court, so let them make a living out of it, but at the same time it’s piracy”, he said.

According to the multi-instrumentalist, simply ascribing credit to him as original composer of the song would suffice as permission for him.

“I’ve heard it too many times on different occasions; it shows the quality of the music that has come a long way. As far as I’m concerned I’ve lived five lives (from one generation to the other), so if they want to appreciate and still appreciate me, it shows the quality of the music.

It’s one thing to be an artiste and it’s another thing to stay on the scene for a long time; so I will not discourage artistes trying to remix or do another rendition of Joromi, but rather encourage them to give credit to the composer if they do”, he added.

Speaking further, he advised young music acts to learn the rudiments of live music performance rather than depending on computer based recording.

“The young ones of today have depended so much on computer which I think is not the best because creativity must have given birth to technology, while technology on the other hand is now usurping creativity for further advancements of technology and that is wrong.

It is the creative mind that created technology; the creative mind has spirit, life, soul and expression but the computer does not. It has no one on one communication, but if you play life music you can embellish with computer but don’t use computer as the major instrument as if it is the creative artiste itself.”

He further advised that they should emulate older musicians because they are the masters of the game. “The young ones should learn from the masters. They should undergo apprenticeship; they should learn the rudiments of music.

Music is not a free for all business; they should learn how to play music. I didn’t fall from the blues, I underwent apprenticeship with a few bands and well known musicians before I set up my own band, that is why I’m still relevant today.

Source: Naijaloaded

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Erica Nlewedim Wins ELOY Awards For Influence

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Popular reality TV star, Erica Nlewedim, has won the highly-coveted award of ‘ELOY Award for Influence 2020’. The rising actress and self-proclaimed ‘Star Girl’ excitedly took to her Twitter page to celebrate the huge win, calling on her fanbase identified as the ‘Elites’ to felicitate with her.

Her tweet reads:

“Elites we won!!!! ELOY AWARD FOR INFLUENCE! Thank you!!!”

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The former BBNaija Lockdown housemate was contending against Ariyiike Owolagba, Racheal Okonkwo, Tomike Adeoye, and Kim Oprah.

The Star Radler ambassador is also still in Sierra Leone accompanied with her BBNaija co-star and rumored love interest, Kiddwaya for the ongoing reality TV competition, House Salone.

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Tiwa Savage Slams Journalist Who Called Her A “Struggling Brand”

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Popular Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage came out in full force as she lashed out at a journalist, who reviewed her ‘Celia’ album.

The journalist, Motolani Alake, who works in Pulse Nigeria, did not mince his words as he strongly criticized her latest album in an opinionated piece, and he did not make an exception when he referred to her career as a ‘struggling’ one.

The article titled, ‘Tiwa Savage’s struggling brand and her hilarious endorsement of ‘Mungo Parking’ , received plaudits and criticisms from social media users.

It also caught the attention of the ‘Koroba’ crooner. Savage wasted no time in schooling the journalist on Twitter, and she also tackled the media house as well.

Taking to Twitter, the fuming mother of one reacted to the critique and she wrote;

“I’m glad you know it’s YOU guys I was talking about. “Because say I quiet no mean say I be fool” – don’t try and turn nigerian media against me to hide your guilty conscience. Ask all the media houses I have great relationships with them. What you did with this is pure EVIL.”

In a fit of rage, the singer mentioned that her son, Jamal has made more money than the journalist and the media house he works for.

Read Also: Tiwa Savage’s ‘Celia’ Makes Time’s 10 Best Albums Of 2020

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‘Brown Skin Girl’ Wins ‘Best Video Of The Year’ At BET Soul Train Awards 2020

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Beyonce‘s hit song featuring Wizkid, her daughter, Blue Ivy and Saint Jhn, ‘Brown Skin Girl’, has won in the category of ‘Best Video of The Year’ at the just-concluded BET Soul Train Awards 2020.

Taking to their official Twitter account, BET Africa congratulated the American ‘Drunk in Love’ singer and the featured artists on the song.

The song had already won the ‘Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award’ in 2019 at the same awards show.

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This, therefore, makes it the second win for Beyonce, Wizkid, Saint Jhn, and Blue Ivy – with Blue Ivy being the youngest award recipient ever.

The BET Soul Train Awards 2020 was held on Sunday, November 29, 2020.

 

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