After years of putting in work to find his footing in the Nigerian and the global music industry, budding artiste, Dice is set to release his maiden body of works, an EP titled ‘48 Hours In The Motherland’.
Born in the US, the artiste, who has lived most of his life in the UK, says that the EP is inspired by his last visit to Nigeria where he had the opportunity to learn about his culture, people and the entire music industry.
Dice, who is of the Niger Delta extraction, precisely the Urhobo tribe, noted that aside from his visit to the country, his love life is another inspiration behind the project.
Speaking on the project, the artiste says that the masterpiece boasts of an array of clinically delivered sounds ranging from amapiano, alte and trap.
According to him, there is something for every music lover, irrespective of their genre leaning.
“I am very excited to unleash this to the world. It has been a long time coming. My goal is to make sure there is at least one song everyone can relate to. In putting this project together, I pushed myself to break limits because the satisfaction of my listeners is important to me,” he said.
As an entertainer, Dice’s passion for music was first nurtured at age five when he learnt to play the violin as one of the first of four instruments he learned growing up. In his later years, Dice had begun recording music with his voice first in 2017 but didn’t release his debut single ‘Clinical’ till 2020.
Prior to this time, Dice has released a couple of singles including ‘I Want’, ‘Kilode’, ‘Lord Forgive Me’ and ‘Prodigal’. In 2021, he released ‘Clinical’,
‘Delirious’, ‘Diamond Dial’, ‘Teasing’, ‘OUU’ (She Leanin’), as well as
‘Status Change’, garnering hundreds of thousands of streams across digital platforms.
He has gone on to develop his trap/wave sound with a few more singles.
His latest single ‘Kilode’ cultivates the afrobeat sounds and genre. The song is known to be the hit song of the summer cultivating the true raw afrobeat sound and spreading vibes internationally whilst he performed at various shows in London.
The EP ‘48 Hours In The Motherland’ will be released to the general public come Friday, January 28.
Multidisciplinary Artist, Shuta Bug Shuts Down Lagos with ‘Desperados Collectives’
In a pulsating atmosphere filled with positive energy, young art connoisseurs enjoyed the visual treat of digital artistry showcased by Nigerian multidisciplinary artist, Mayowa Alabi aka Shuta Bug, SANDRA ANi reports
It was shut down Saturday in Lagos, April 30 – an evening for the Lagos edition of the global campaign called the Desperados Collectives.
The exclusive event organized by the tequila flavoured beer brand Desperados was held at the magnificent Jewel Aedia, Eti-Osa, Lekki. A cocktail of varied creative energy, it was indeed a playground uniting artists, disc-jockeys and content creators.
In a pulsating atmosphere filled with positive energy, young art connoisseurs enjoyed the visual treat of digital artistry showcased by Nigerian multidisciplinary artist, Mayowa Alabi aka Shuta Bug, amongst other international artists.
Nigerian born Mayowa Alabi, also known as Shuta Bug first stepped into the limelight in 2017 when he won the European Union /United Nations Women Gender Equality ‘Picture It’ Comic and Cartoon Competition. He has since had two solo exhibitions in 2017 and 2019 respectively.
Fast forward to 2022, the international platform called the Desperados Collectives was launched to spotlight young, emerging creatives in France, Germany, Spain, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
Shuta Bug who also works as an artist at the British Broadcasting Corporation was selected from Nigeria for the Desperados Collectives Campaign where he was commissioned to create a series of designs featuring the Desperados bottle that resonates with the brand’s affinity for playful experimentation.
The event turned out to be a night for artists who dared to be different. From the mystery DJs in masks to a collection of artworks in the adjoining exhibition hall, it was quite insightful to view a total art experience pulsated by heavy beats and grills.
Anchored by Kemi Smallz and Ilowithdflo, the show also featured live paintings that ran simultaneously with the hot mixes from the DJs of the night including the masked duo, Mazexmxtreme and the celebrity twin DJs Wanni and Handi.
Actress, Nkechi Blessing, Angry As Touts Invade Movie Set
Actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday, has shared the moment that some touts invaded her movie set.
In a graphic video seen by Grassroots.ng on her Instagram page, one of the touts was seen being pacified as he made to assault her. The actress was also raining curses on him.
She later shared a video of a member of her production team, who had been hurt by the touts.
Touts invading movie locations has been a source of concern for Nollywood practitioners.
I’ll Run You Up If You Mess With Rita Dominic – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Warns Fidelis Anosike
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, the veteran Nollywood actress has said she will not hesitate to deal with Rita Dominic’s husband Fidelis Anosike if he messes up.
The actress said this in an Instagram post while congratulating the couple on their wedding.
Omotola, Genevieve Nnaji, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Mercy Johnson were among the A-list Nollywood actors that were absent at the wedding few days ago.
Omotola, alongside a picture of the couple wrote, “My Caramel Skin @ritadominic. Congratulations Again on this New and Exciting journey.
“It’s been a long time coming and with a heart as beautiful as yours I have no doubts what a beautiful one you’ll make it. Love from Capt and the Cubs from this side. You already know this, Love you to the moon and back.
“Fidelis my friend, you know we love you but won’t hesitate to run you up if you mess with our girl. Trust you though. Love your matured Love and support.
“May God bless your marriage with all things prosperous.”
Rita and Fidelis Anosike got married in Aboh Mbaise, Owerri, Imo State on Tuesday, April 19, which was the talk of the town as Nigerian celebrities graced the ceremony.