Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau Says – ‘I am Alive’

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Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau yesterday dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new video obtained by AFP on Thursday and said the militants had implemented strict Islamic law in captured towns.

The new 36-minute video showed Shekau, in combat fatigues and black rubber boots, standing on the back of a pick-up truck and firing an anti-aircraft gun into the air.

Standing in front of three camouflaged vans and flanked by four heavily armed, masked fighters, he then speaks for 16 minutes in Arabic and the Hausa language widely spoken in northern Nigeria.
There was no indication of where or when the video was shot.

“Here I am, alive. I will only die the day Allah takes my breath,” Shekau said in the new video, adding that his group was “running our… Islamic caliphate” and administering sharia punishments.

“Nothing will kill me until my days are over… I’m still alive. Some people asked you if Shekau has two souls. No, I have one soul, by Allah,” he said, apparently reading from a script.

“It is propaganda that is prevalent. I have one soul. I’m an Islamic student.

“I’m the Islamic student whose seminary you burnt… I’m not dead,” he added

Nigeria’s military however maintained the claim that Shekau was dead and that a man who had been posing as the group’s leader in the videos had been shot dead after fighting with troops in the far northeast.

 

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Headies 2014 Full Nominations List (PREVIEW}

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You’ve waited so long for it and guess what? You finally have it as we are thrilled to unveil the shortlist for our 9th annual Headies Awards – a superb combination featuring the very best artists across a broad range of categories.

The Headies annually celebrates deserving stars who have contributed a lot through good music during the year in review (July 2013 – June 2014), and this year promises to be bigger as some artistes would be honoured, and many others would be encouraged to step up their game.

But before the award ceremony proper, here is a list of the nominees’ below, but remember the winners are in your hands… Voting commences shortly.

THE HEADIES 2014 – NOMINEES LIST

(YEAR IN REVIEW: JULY 2013 – JUNE 2014)

1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

A non-voting category for the best single recording by an artiste or group in year under review.

IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
ALWAYS ON MY MIND – NOSA
ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS ASUQUO

2. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

DON JAZZY – DOROBUCCI
PHEELZ – ELEDA MI O
T SPIZE – AYE
LEGENDURY BEATZ – CARO
SHIZZY – SKELEWU
DEL B – PULL OVER

3. BEST MUSIC VIDEO

A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

ADA ADA BY FLAVOUR – CLARENCE PETERS
TOH BAD BY NIYOLA – KEMI ADETIBA
JUST LIKE THAT BY RAYCE – AJE
OYA NOW BY JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI – UNLIMITED LA
PERSONALLY BY P-SQUARE – JUDE “ENGEES” OKOYE & CLARENCE PETERS

4. BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

A category for the best R&B/Pop Album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
TAKEOVER – KCEE
ONCE UPON A TIME – TIW SAVAGE
ME, MY MOUTH & EYE – SOUND SULTAN
L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY

5. BEST R&B SINGLE

A category for the best R&B single in year under review (by single individual or group).

LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU- 2FACE IDIBIA
IYAWO MI- TIMI DAKOLO
PLAN B – WANDE COAL
DON GORDON – BURNA BOY

6. BEST POP SINGLE

A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group)

DOROBUCCI – MAVIN CREW
AYE – DAVIDO
JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE
PULL OVER – KCEE
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
CARO – STAR BOY FEATURING WIZKID AND L.A.X
SURULERE – DR. SID

7. BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

A category for the best Reggae/Dancehall single in year under review (by single individual or group).

GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING
LEAD ME ON – CYNTHIA MORGAN
STINKING SH#T – CHOPSTIX FEATURING ICE PRINCE, YUNG L AND ENDIA.
ONLY YOU – JESSE JAGZ FT. WIZKID
MURDA – SEYI SHAY FT. PATORANKING & SHAYDEE

8. BEST RAP ALBUM

A Non-Voting Category for the Best Album By A Rap Artiste Or Group In Year Under Review.

NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO
ALAGA IBILE- REMINISCE
BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OLAMIDE
THY NATION COME – JESSE JAGZ

9. BEST COLLABO

A voting category for the best R&B, Pop or Hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

 

OYA NOW – JOE EL FT. ORITSE FEMI
EMERGENCY – WIZZY PRO FEATURING SKALES, PATORANKING AND RUNTOWN
SURULERE – DR. SID & DON JAZZY
PASS YOU BY – BLACK MAGIC FT. ORITSE FEMI
GIRLIE O REMIX – PATORANKING
DOROBUCCI – MAVINS

10. BEST RAP SINGLE

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

PARCEL- PHYNO
DOPE MONEY – OLAMIDE FT. PHYNO
SHOTZ ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE FT. SARKODIE
RAP IT UP – POSLY TD
DEAF – EVA ALORDIAH
WTF – ILL BLISS

11. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)

A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

IYAWO MI – TIMI DAKOLO
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
WHY YOU LOVE ME – NOSA
ORDINARY PEOPLE – COHBAMS

12. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

LOVE TO LOVE YOU – NIYOLA FT. BANKYW
WANTED – TIWA SAVAGE
WINDOW – MONICA OGAH
GOOD MAN – RUBY

13. NEXT RATED

This category is a voting category for the most promising upcoming officially unreleased (or signed) act in the year under review.

PATORANKING
RUNTOWN
OREZI
SKALES
YEMI ALADE

14. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

A voting category for the best new artiste in the year under review.

TIWA SAVAGE – ONCE UPON A TIME
SEAN TIZZLE – THE JOURNEY
BURNA BOY – L.I.F.E
KCEE – TAKE OVER

15. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A non-voting category for the Rap Artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

SHOTS ON SHOTS – ICE PRINCE
RAP IT UP – POSLY TD
GOD ON THE MIC – JESSE JAGZ
KPANSH – YUNG 6IX

16. BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSE FEMI
SHOKI – LIL’ KESH FT. OLAMIDE & DAVIDO
DOROBUCCI – MAVIN
ALOBAM – PHYNO

17. BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

BOLAJI – BOJ
BODY- BLACK MAGIC FEATURING BANKY W
GOOD MAN – RUBY
WHY YOU LOVE YOU – NOSA

18. ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges requirements of excellence (in every realm: Songwriting, production, rendition and promotion) and acceptability (Sales and popularity).

THE JOURNEY – SEAN TIZZLE
L.I.F.E – BURNA BOY
BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH – OAMIDE
NO GUTS NO GLORY – PHYNO

19. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste for the year under review.

DAVIDO
WIZKID
KCEE
TIWA SAVAGE
OLAMIDE
PHYNO
FLAVOUR

20. SONG OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review. This category is usually decided by voting.

AYE – DAVIDO
PULL OVER – KCEE
DOUBLE WAHALA – ORITSEFEMI
SURULERE – DR. SID
DOROBUCCI – MAVINS
JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE

21. BEST AFRICAN ARTISTE

A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste with the most outstanding single/album and astonishing achievements and infiltration into Nigeria in year under review.

MAFIKIZOLO
SARKODIE
DIAMOND
R2BEES

22. HALL OF FAME

Special recognition for excellence and outstanding impact to the entertainment industry.

SIR (DR.) VICTOR UWAIFO

(Video) Fuse ODG ft Angel – T.I.N.A

T.I.N.A’ is the fifth single and title track to be taken from Fuse’s highly anticipated debut solo album ‘T.I.N.A’ which is due to drop on October 12th. Produced by the award-winning Ghanaian producer Killbeatz, ‘T.I.N.A’ is another slice of afro-pop brilliance, set to sit comfortably on radio airwaves and club dance floors. An acronym for This Is New Africa, the title of the song drives home its lyrical content, namely a celebration of Fuse’s love for his motherland, the Africa of Now.

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In the Spirit of the Nigeria’s Independence,One of Nigeria’s most Formidable Music producer SAMKLEF made an instrumental for the Nigeria’s National Anthem as a Tribute to Late Pa Benedict Odiase who is the composer of the National Anthem and to Honour Nigeria the Great Nation.

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