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Soundcity fires back at PSquare over unflattering remark

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There seems not to be any end in sight over the faceoff between music duo, P-Square and Soundcity. We recall that popular on-air-personality, Nedu, once said that sometimes, artistes have an annoying habit of ignoring some OAPs when staging shows and this could prompt the professionals to be demanding honorarium to promote their songs.

The issue between popular music channel Soundcity and the P-Square group, is currently trending and after the group had blasted the channel for not airing their songs, the channel had fired back. Peter Okoye reportedly said fans would be wasting their time watching Soundcity.

“They’re not reliable,” he said. But in the response that reads below, Soundcity sheds light on why the centre no longer hold between the warring parties. “Dear SoundcityTV and P-Square Fans, For 10 Years, SoundcityTV has been a huge supporter of P-Square and the P-Square brand, right from their 1st music video to the last video released in 2014. Most of their videos got massive airplay on SoundcityTV than any other music channel. S o u n d – c i t y T V v i e w e r s sometimes complain about the dominance of P-Square videos on the channel & charts.

We were a huge supporter and gave everything to their works. We have assisted the P-Square brand, toured with them over Africa at our expense. Gave them ad-spots for their events / projects. Gave them prime time slots for their videos and included them in our array of programmes / programming.

We invited P-Square to one of our annual events last December 2014 and they insisted we pay a certain amount of money. We reasonably asked, what is the least we can offer; this was us foregoing the fact that we had invested a lot in P-Square’s career as music talents / artistes & entertainers.

The feedback was, “WHAT HAS SOUNDCITY EVER DONE FOR PSQUARE? TELL ME ONE THING SOUNDCITY HAS EVER DONE FOR PSQUARE” (Jude Okoye, Manager). While we understand that this is business, there is also room for special consideration. Saying our TV brand has never done anything for P-Square was quite damning.

Clearly, there was no need to argue with their decision and reasoning. We decided to stop ‘doing anything’ with/for P-Square, since our 10years of supporting the group meant nothing to them. We assumed our relationship was a mutually beneficial one, but clearly one-sided.

Ultimately, P-Square music videos stopped airing on SoundcityTV since January 01, 2015. Soundcity reserves the right to air music videos on our cable / satellite or terrestrial platforms. Overall, we wish the duo the best in their endeavors. SoundcityTV will keep airing works of the best and upcoming Nigerian artistes, and also, the best African artistes to the world, especially nurturing their talents from inception till they become huge megastars and international superstars.”

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BBNaija: Beauty apologizes to fans, makes promises

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Beauty apologizes to fans, makes promises

Beauty Tukura, disqualified Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 7 housemate, has apologised to her fans.

She apologized for her irrational behavior which led to her untimely exit from the ‘Level up’ edition of the reality Tv show.

Recall that Beauty was disqualified on Sunday after receiving three strikes for disobeying the rules of BBNaija.

Beauty joined the likes of Tacha, Khloe, Erica who were disqualified from BBNaija for unruly attitude.

In a short video, Beauty thanked those who supported her through her short stay in the house despite her shortcomings.

Beauty said: “To everyone who’s been riding with me or supporting me, thank you.

“I’m so sorry I left like this. Alcohol got the best of me. Beauty will do better.”

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Nicki Minaj to receive Video Vanguard Award at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards

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Another musical milestone is on the way for Nicki Minaj.

The Queens-bred rapper will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this month’s MTV Video Music Awards in Newark and will perform at the show, organizers announced Monday.

Minaj, a 10-time Grammy nominee who’s sold more than 100 million records, is the second female rapper selected for the Video Vanguard Award, following 2019 recipient Missy Elliott. The award recognizes an artist’s career contributions to the music industry.

“Nicki has broken barriers for women in hip-hop with her versatility and creative artistry,” Viacom executive Bruce Gillmer said Monday.

“She has shifted the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover appeal, genre-defying style and continuing to be unapologetically ‘Nicki.’ ”

Minaj — whose hits include “Super Bass,” “Anaconda” and “Starships” — is a five-time winner at the VMAs, most recently receiving the trophy for best power anthem for “Hot Girl Summer” in 2019.

Her nomination in the best hip hop category for “Do We Have a Problem?” at this year’s ceremony is the 17th VMAs nod of her career.

The show will take place Aug. 28 at the Prudential Center. Minaj, 39, was born in Trinidad and Tobago but moved to New York during her youth and attended Manhattan’s famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School.

The Video Vanguard Award was introduced at the very first VMAs ceremony in 1984, with past recipients including the Beatles, Madonna, Jackson, LL Cool J, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez. It was last awarded in 2019.

Minaj said days before the 2021 VMAs ceremony that she had to back out of a performance, tweeting, “I’ll explain why another day. But I love those guys at MTV … Next year we there baby.”

She tweeted a few days later, “I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID?”

Top nominees at the 2022 VMAs include rappers Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X, who are each finalists for seven awards.

Latin music superstars Anitta and J Balvin and the pop rock band Panic! at the Disco are among the scheduled performers at the ceremony, which will air live on MTV and sister networks such as VH1, Comedy Central and BET beginning at 8 p.m. EDT.

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BBNaija: What Groovy said about Beauty’s disqualification

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BBNaija: What Groovy said about Beauty’s disqualification

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 7 housemate, Groovy has reacted to the disqualification of lover, Beauty.

Recall that Beauty was disqualified some minutes to the Sunday live eviction show after she got double strike for provocation and violence.

The beauty queen got into trouble after she threw her wig and glasses at Groovy after the Saturday Night Party.

Her disqualification is the first this season, barely two weeks into the reality Tv show.

When asked how he feels about Beauty’s disqualification, Groovy speaking to Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, said he’s shocked and sad about the decision.

He said: “I’m sad, it’s not something I’m happy about, I’m shocked about Beauty’s eviction, the last thing I wanted was for her to leave the house.”

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