MTN Project Fame West Africa Season III winner, Chidinma Ekile simply known as Chidinma has released two new singles. According to a press release from her management company, The Goretti Company, the two singles, ‘Jankoliko' and ‘Carry You Go' are written and produced by Oscar Heman Ackah.
"Sound Sultan heard ‘Jankoliko' and fell totally in love with the message, and this superb collaboration was conceived," the press release reads about the collaboration with the Naija Ninja's front man.
The Goretti Company also revealed that the singer has begun work on her debut album, "Since she won the competition, she's been in the studio recording her debut album in line with her contract with MTN/Ultima Studios. She is also working with a crack team of producers and songwriters including Cobhams Asuquo, Tee Y Mix, Jay Martins, Tha Suspect, eLdee the Don, Omolara Ayodele and of course Oscar Heman Ackah," her management company confirmed.
***Wizkid's gives credit to OJB
Empire Mate singer, Ayo Balogun better known as Wizkid, revealed that he owes some of his singing and good music making abilities to apprenticing under, producer cum performing artist OJB. In an exclusive interview with the London based Nigerian celebrity blog, Factory78.blogspot.com, he made known that, hanging with OJB handed him the privilege of watching multiple awards winner, Tuface and acclaimed singer Sound Sultan record their LPs, ‘Grace to Grace' and ‘Jagbajantis' respectively which in turn influenced his music. "I met OJB and he allowed me hang around his studio a lot. I watched a lot of them record most of their biggest hits. But in all of these, I never recorded one song," the ‘Holla at your Boy' singer said.
He further stressed how watching these veterans record has made him a better artist.
***Lady Gaga breaks iTunes records
Lady Gaga's ‘Born This Way' has become the fastest-selling single ever on Apple's iTunes store worldwide, racking up more than one million downloads in five days, Apple said on Friday.
Apple said the song -- a Madonna-influenced dance track that the 24 year-old singer performed after "hatching" from a giant egg at the Grammy Awards -- had hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes in 23 countries...
‘Born This Way', the title track of a new album to be released in May, also went straight to the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles charts earlier this week.
The flamboyant performance artist also revealed her secret for staying so thin, and how she gets her creative juices flowing.
"I am on the drunk diet," she told Sirius XM radio on Friday.
"I live my life as I want to, creatively. I like to drink whiskey and stuff while I am working. But the deal is I've got to work out every day, and I work out hung over if I am hung over. And it's about the cross-training and keeping yourself inspired. I have to say, I do a ton of yoga," she added. The singer said in a television interview last weekend that she also smoked marijuana while writing her songs.
***Dead baby found at Oprah's school
The body of a newborn baby was found in a plastic bag at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, police have confirmed.
According to reports, a 17-year-old gave birth to the baby Wednesday. There is no word whether the baby was murdered or died of natural causes. A case of concealment of death is being investigated. The girl, who was a pupil at the school, is being treated at a nearby hospital.
Since opening in 2007, the $40 million school has come under scrutiny. Shortly after the academy opened, a female school staff was accused of physically and sexually abusing students.