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9.02.2020

How To Start A Record Label In Nigeria And Make Money - 6 Easy Steps

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How To Start A Record Label In Nigeria And Make Money - 6 Easy Steps
If you want to make money in Nigerian entertainment industry, but you don’t have much in the way of musical talent, you can start your own independent record label. This is also an option for upcoming musicians who are having trouble getting signed with a major label deal.
Wizkid Burna Boy and Davido Music Record Label


Running (indie) record label in Nigeria is ecstatic, but it takes a whole lot of commitment and a ton of money. It is critical and important you go into the business with open eyes. If your objective or sole purpose of wanting to have a label is to release your music then follow me along, this article provides a basic overview on how to start your own record label in Nigeria.

Choose A Business Structure And Label Name

This is the time to figure out how the label will operate, such as who will be responsible for which tasks and how people will be paid. Do a little online research to make sure your name isn't already taken. 

Some skip this step but it will be a very good idea to set-up your record label as a legal business entity from the initial stage with corporate affairs commission (CAC). Basically, to register a record label with CAC it will cost you about N100,000 to N200,000 in Nigeria. There are a few general guidelines to keep in mind ; If you are starting the label with other partners, you will need a partnership agreement that details the percentage of ownership each partner has, how each partner can leave the business, how decisions will be made in the partnership, and so on. For most indie labels, the best business structure is one that is simple and that protects the partners from personal liability should something go wrong in the business.

Benefits Of Registering Your Record Label With Corporate Affairs Commission Of Nigeria (CAC)


  1. You can open a corporate account with your registered business certificate.
  2. Potential customers tends to feel more comfortable paying into a corporate account than a regular saving account bearing your name. And you can open a corporate account with any bank of your choice with a registered business.
  3. Registering your business gives your business a business structure.
  4. You can apply for bank loans and grants when your record label is registered.
  5. You have better access to investors with a registered business as investors look at your business structure first before investing.
  6. A registered business gives clients confidence that they are dealing with a reputable organization.
  7. With a registered business, you can easily obtain a visa and travel to any country for events, tours and for other purposes.

 Figuring Out Distribution

Music is moving from physical purchases to digital downloads and streaming, and Nigeria is definitely part of this, market for online music has been very positive. Aggregating services like Palmwine Media will put your music on sites like iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal, YouTube, Deezer, Spinlet, Vevo, Boomplay, and 150+ other platforms. You can set up these services from the word go, so you don't have to wait around with good releases on your hand that you can't move at all.

Some physical distributors will work with anyone, these companies will actively get involved in selling your releases to the stores and will often help you advertise your releases. These sorts of companies usually want to know that you've got a busy release schedule planned—they don't like working with a label with one release.
Distributors deals in which they pay for manufacturing up front and recoup it from sales. It helps with your cash flow in the short term, but these deals are becoming more of a rarity.

 Artwork Approval

Be ready for delays, which happen often. Also be aware that, at least in your first few jobs with a manufacturer, you will have to sign off on the printing before the job is complete.

Your distributor will prefer a good lead time to sell your release to their stores. They will also want your release to have an appropriate place on their schedule so that your release is not overshadowed by bigger releases they may have. Even though shuffling your release date to accommodate a bigger release might be a bit annoying, it is in your best interest to have your distributor focused on your project.

 Figuring Out Promotion

Radio; terrestrial radio, satellite radio, internet radio, Printmedia, Onlinemedia,
Clubs Advertising: posters, print adsinternet ads, and even TV ads, If you have never done promotion work before, you will need to do some groundwork, like building up a press database.
Hire PR for certain parts of your campaign.

First Release Redux: Ride The Learning Curve

It has been said before, but it bears repeating that running a record label is a learning process. When you commit to starting a label, commit to riding out its ups and downs. Sometimes things are going to go wrong, even if you do everything right. 
When you start a record label, finding music to release and finding a low budget distribution channels is a bit of a chicken and egg situation. Distributors want to know that you have some music ready to go before they will commit to working with you (in most cases), but musicians will want to know that you have distribution before they sign to your label and sometimes, unsigned musicians will be willing to come on board before you source for distribution. 
Don't chase trends. Focus on releasing and promoting quality music, nurturing your fan base, and being good to your artistes. Things tend to fall into place when you focus on the basics.
Finding music to release can be harder than it sounds; it's a bit like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. One of the easiest things you can do is to start locally. Go check out some local musicians (there are tons of them on the social media who are looking for some who will help polish their raw singing talents) and see if you can find a few artistes you'd like to work with. 
Chances are, even with the best intentions and carefully made plans, you will have made a mistake with your first release. That's fine, after your first release, take some time to evaluate the whole process and decide what went cool and what needs improvement. Apply your lessons to your next release. Move on. As long as you're learning from each release, you're doing just fine.

Record Label (Indie) Contracts: Framework And Artiste Deals

Davido record label signs new artiste

This is the core aspect of most record labels, you will need to set up a deal with the artistes and this deal (contracts) can either make you or break you. One of the best thing about indie labels is that you can essentially have any kind of deal you want.  
Be honest with your artistes about what you can provide and what you can't. If a problem crops up, be honest with them about that too; basically there is no record label without artistes or bands. Bad reputations in the industry are almost always derived from dishonesty.
Most record labels don't make their contracts flexible enough to accommodate the growth of their artistes, do not let this be your case, in-fact consider going into partnership with them to build a larger entity which could give a 'bigger pie' to share at the end of the day. It makes life a lot more easier when you create an equilibrium deal that works for you and the artist on a case-by-case basis.

How Does A Record Label Make Money?

  1. Sales & Streaming: Artistes and record labels earns from direct sales and online streaming.
  2. Publishing & Licencing: Music publishing and licensing is an increasingly important revenue stream for independent labels and artistes. Publishing refers to the ownership of songs and compositions, while licensing makes your music available for sync deals with visual media, including adverts, games, TV shows and movies but you need to register with the appropriate governing bodies.
  3. Performance Royalties: You collect performance royalties when your song is played on the radio or live at a show.
  4. Merchandising &Ticket Sales: Artistes and labels can always earn some extra cash at live events and online by selling tickets and music merch such as  T-shirts, Hoodies, Posters, CDs etc.

Conclusion

Most record labels don't make money, but if you run it properly, your label could be of great assistance to an artiste. If that artiste does well, then your label will make a portion of everything the artiste makes and that's the reason why you need to consider a partnership agreement between your artistes, trust me its going be a long lasting relationship for you both.
Do you have any questions or advice for other record label owners? Or any stories to share on making money as an indie label? Let us know in the comments section below.


7.18.2020

Top 100 Music Recording Studios In Lagos, Find Out Which Is Near You!

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Top 100 Music Recording Studios In Lagos, Find Out Which Is Near You!

When you think “music in Nigeria", city like Lagos likely comes to your mind as the home for entertainment, but yes! That's a fact. Lagos State is not called the center of excellence for anything.

There’s always lots going on in the city of Lagos, whether it’s models, actors, screenwriters or even musicians looking for their big breakthroughs.


What does it take to become a musician in Nigeria? This is one question often asked by many upcoming artistes wanting to 'blow' in Nigeria music industry. Well, I'll be frank to tell you that having  a great voice, musical skills is not enough to start a career in music in Nigeria, it goes far beyond that. To make money as a musician in Nigeria, note that your great voice needs to be recorded, played and heard by the right audience

I recommend that you read 7 things Record Label Will Look For Before Signing You.

And, as you can imagine, there isn’t a shortage of recording studios in Lagos either. As an upcoming musicians or upcoming artistes in Nigeria, there’s always need for Professional recording studio facility for your tracks/songs.

So, whether you live in Lagos or you’re thinking about recording your tracks in Lagos, here are business addresses and phone numbers of 100 music recording studios in Lagos-Nigeria.



1. Harmonix Music 

Address: 4 Kadiri Street off Ajayi Road, Ogba, Ifako Ijaiye, 100218, Lagos 
Phone Number: +234909 997 7112

2. FreakSonar Music Recording Studio 

Address: No 1 Olufowobi Street, Off Aborishade St, Lawanson 100254, Lagos
Phone Number : +2348084281634

3. Real money Entertainment/Music Recording Studios

Address: 96 mafoluku road ayoni bus stop oshodi Oshodi isolo Oshodi, 100222, Lagos

Phone Number: +2347067375485 

4. Flash Records Studio

Address: 4 Idowu Olaitan St, Gbagada, Lagos
Phone Number: +234805 401 5264 

 5. H-One Entertainment

Address: 33 Akerele St, Surulere, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348092818632

6. A Naija Oxygen Studio

Address: 9,Hassan Lateef Street Off AIT road Akeja Alagbado Alimosho, Alagbado 100275, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348028270257

7. DreamOut Recording Studios

Address: 41, Ikosi Road, Ikosi Lagos Besides Ikosi Shopping Hall Kosofe, Ikosi 300001, Lagos
Phone Number: +2349080430678

8. Mantled Music Studio

Address: 32, Olufemi Road, off Ogunlana Dr, Surulere, Lagos
Phone Number: +2347035809396

9. Groovy Tones Music Studio

Address: Osolo Way, Ajao Estate, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348023670622

10. Affordable Music Recording Studio

Address: 96 mafoluku road ayoni bus stop oshodi lagos Nigeria Isolo, 100222, Lagos
Phone Number: +2347067375485

11. Many Colors Music Studio

Address: Block 3, Ikoyi Dolphin Estate, Alimosho Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348022130110

12. Nalee Recording Studio

Address: 2nd Floor, Philip Plaza, Oju Elegba Rd, Yaba, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348096471182

13. Kelt Music Nation (KMN Studio)

Address: Isashi, No 6 Joe Woye Street Alasia ijanikin lagos No 15 Admiral way, 32 Adegbola Street, Alakuko 300001, Lagos
Phone Number: +2347038566808

14. 16-Octave Music Studio

Address: 69 Command Rd, Ipaja, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348036975229

15. Koga Studios

Address: Bolaji Close, 2 Kudirat Abiola Way, Ikeja
Phone Number: 01 628 5289

16. Abel Studio

Address: No1, sura mogaji, ilupeju, 100001, Lagos
Phone Number: +2349082602168

17. ACI Entertainment

Address: 3 Kayode Otitoju St, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
Phone Number: +2349081222206

18. Ultima Studios

Address: Amore Street, off Freedom Way, behind This Present House, Lekki
Phone Number: +234906 871 7690

19. Croujet Music Studio

Address: Abiodun Bus Stop, Somolu, 47 Market St, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348025358927

20. Guru Music Studio

Address: Plot 1673 Oyin Jolayemi St, Victoria Island 105101, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348032926557

21. Dunaz recording studio

Address: 77/79 Oshodi Rd, Oshodi, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348133370428

22. Jabulani Music Studios

Address: 9 Gbangbala Street Ekate Elegushi, Ibeju 105102, Lekki
Phone Number: +2347030413417

23. Gospel Recording Studio

Address: Oja Oba Market, ShopB10, Ketu 300001, Lagos
Phone Number: +2349036826775

24. Mavin Records

Address: 285A Ajose Adeogun St, Victoria Island, Lagos

25. Music Mix Studio Ent&Gears Ltd

Address: Lagos NG, 11 Abeokuta St, Ogba 100001, Ikeja
Phone Number: +2348028308572

26. AAB Audio Recording Studio

Address: Olowora, Ojodu Berger
Phone Number: +234903 682 6775

27. Chrismoney Music

Address: 6 Sanjay plaza Grammer school bus stop Ojodu, Lagos
Phone Number: +234803 631 7848

28. Kennis Music

Address: 119 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja
Phone Number: +234806 534 8878

29. GH Studio&sound

Address: 55 Adediran Ajao Cres, Anthony Village, Lagos
Phone Number: +234909 476 4715

30. Visus Sonic Arts

Address: 31 Mobolaji Johnson Ave, Oregun, Ikeja
Phone Number: +234803 596 5422

31. Àratune Studios

Address: 3 Sunmola Abayomi St, Mafoluku Oshodi, Lagos
Phone Number: +234703 392 0277

32. Phat Wall Studios

Address: Aviation Estate, No 12 Ade - Idowu St, mafoluku 100261, Lagos
Phone Number: +234802 641 8404

33.Hitlab Studio

Address: 43 Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun 100001, Ikeja
Phone Number: +234816 132 9911

34. Zahara Studios

Address: Block 10, Games Village,, Bishop Howells St, Lagos
Phone Number: +234703 609 5396

35. Saxtee Series Studios

Address: Osolo Way, Ajao Estate, Lagos
Phone Number: +234802 312 6810

36. Sound Surgery Studioz

Address: 8 Shoneye St, Mafoluku Oshodi, Lagos
Phone Number: +234708 880 3590

37.King Recordz Studio

Address:  Shop No. 30, Abraham Adesanya Shopping Complex, Onipanu, Shomolu, Shipeolu St, Lagos
Phone Number: +234803 226 8438

38. EbonyLifeTV

Address: 6 Ilupeju Industrial Ave, Ilupeju, Lagos
Phone Number: +234807 648 2992

39. Reflex Studio and Music School

Address: 16 Alhaji Maliki Street, Ijegun 100276, Lagos
Phone Number:  +234805 745 5616

40. Masterpiece Sound Recording Studio

Address: 77/79 mafoluku road Ayoni bus stop Oshodi Lagos, Nigeria Isolo, 100222, Oshodi
Phone Number: +234806 651 2460

41. Subzheero Mix & Mastering

Address: No 1 Oluwole Agodo Hostel, Egbe Rd, Ikotun, Lagos
Phone Number:  +234703 527 4603

42. StudioX

Address: 7 Nna Emeka Close, Bajulaiye Compound, near Akoka 100001, Lagos
Phone Number: +234814 206 9241

43. DB Productions

Address:  No. 15 Shasha Rd, Alimosho 100001, Lagos
Phone Number: +234816 001 9288

44. Jabulani Music Studios

Address: 9 Gbangbala Street Ekate Elegushi, Ibeju 105102, Lekki
Phone Number:  +234703 041 3417

45. Noclouds Studio

Address:  Zansi Cl, Onike, Lagos
Phone Number: +234803 249 9685

46. Hitz Doctor Entertainment Studio

Address: No 57 oyerokun street yaba lagos
Phone Number: +234816 805 4108

47. Decca Music Studio Lagoa 

Address: Lawani St, University Rd, Onike, Lagos
Phone Number: +234802 885 1000

48. T-Fretque Productions Limited 

Address: Ojo, Lagos
Phone Number: +234803 371 8498

49. Great Life Entertainment Multimedia & Music Recording Studio

Address: 36, Olakunle Selesi Cresent, Off Asa-Afariogun St, Ajao Estate 100263, Lagos
Phone Number: +234813 849 7067

50. Lengend Cee Musical Studio

Address: Jakande Estate, 10 Lemon St, Ejigbo 232116, Lagos
Phone Number: +234816 535 7839

51. Young Buddies Entertainment

Address:  9 Dele Faniran Street, off Pipeline Road, Oke Odo, Alimosho Local Government, Alimosho 023401, Lagos
Phone Number: +234816 785 3015

52. Autumn strings

Address:  41 Community Rd, Akoka, Lagos
Phone Number: +234806 314 5024

53. Honeydrops Studios

Address:  Magbon Rd, Lagos
Phone Number:+234809 440 1248

54. CFN Recording Studio

Address:12 Alagbigba St, Papa Ashafa, Lagos 
Phone Number:+234809 402 6393

55. Taye Olusola (Twins Affair Recording Studio)

Address: Suite 67, Block B28, Greenlands Shopping Plaza, Iju Road, Pen Cinema, Agege, 300001, Ikeja
Phone Number: +234802 401 9195

56. Quest Entertainment

Address:14 Ogunbekun St, Somolu, Lagos 
Phone Number:+234802 344 5596

57. Rushing Tap

Address: 12 Olufemi Ogunsola St, Ogba 100001, Lagos
Phone Number:+234818 177 7726

58.Golden Stars Media Limited 

Address: [email protected], 7 Hassan Street, Lagos
Phone Number:+234803 939 8801

59. Saint Entertainment

Address: 1 / 3 Unity Cl, Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos
Phone Number:+234813 884 2478

60. Joesariches Limited

Address:  Opposite Living Spring School, Transformer B/S, Ilasa, 13 Bello St, Lagos
Phone Number: +234805 641 4004

61. Wonder Fingers

Address: 1 Arochukwu Street, Isolo, Lagos
Phone Number:+234813 722 2700

62. Adolan Productions 

Address: No. 4, Folarin, Williams Street, Ikola - Command, Ipaja, Folarin St, Akowonjo 100006, Lagos
Phone Number: +234802 732 4609

63. Ok Studio

Address: Iju Rd, Ifako Agege, Lagos
Phone Number:+234806 657 5049

64. Trila Records

Address: Lawson St, Lagos Island, Lagos
Phone Number: +234816 344 9321

65. Gbolly Sound Studio


Address:  Isheri, 377 Isheri Round About, Lagos
Phone Number: +234802 582 2770

66. De - Rasqy Musik Studio

Address:  Agege, 65 Iju Rd, Lagos
Phone Number: +234813 492 6128

67. Adeboun Studio

Address:  Ikorodu Garage, 1 Somolade Street, Ikorodu
Phone Number: +234802 132 1634

68. His Grace Studio

Address: University Rd, Onike, Lagos
Phone Number: +234802 937 8907

69. Kaysam Recording Studio

Address: Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos
Phone Number:+234813 847 5909

70. Aniks Recordings Studio

Address: Odunbo St, Ikorodu
Phone Number: +234803 357 7102

71. Senior Boyz Studio

Address:  Agege, AP Petrol Station, 34 Old Abeokuta Rd, Lagos
Phone Number: +234708 200 4743

72. Contact His Grace Studio

Address: University Rd, Onike, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348029378907

73. Green Fox Entertainments

Address: Agege, Pen - Cinema, 154 Iju Rd, Lagos
Phone Number: +2347065471237


74. Lakesight Studio

Address: Off Benson B/Stop, Ikorudu, Muniratu Alaje St, Ikorodu
Phone Number: +2348184359935

75. Lisma Productions

Address: Miccom Bus Stop, Egbeda, 66 Akowonjo Rd, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348023149170

76. M. K. P Tunes

Address: 23 Ago Palace Way, Oshodi-Isolo, Lagos
Phone Number:  +2348061445845

77. Hosvic Ltd

Address: 13 Bello St, Oshodi-Isolo, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348033188476

78. Mikky Sounds Factory

Address: 26, Majekodunmi Street, Irepo estate,, Ikotun Rd, Lagos
Phone Number: +2347038546572

79. Fountain Studio

Address: 36 Shobowale St, Agege, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348028693081

80. Isdamas Films & Record Int'L Limited

Address: Branch 65,adeniran ogunsanya,surulere,lagos, 300001, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348033198667

81. K - Cee Studio

Address: 15 Mustapha St, Isolo, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348163435863

82. Adedas Media Concept

Address: Tabon Tabon, 27 Orile Rd, Agege, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348028560319

83. John Hiinneyz Kreations

Address: 1 Sam Okaula Avenue, Irawo,, Ikorodu
Phone Number: +2348039243792

84. Jejelaye Sound Studio

Address: Ilasa, 13 Salako St, Oshodi-Isolo, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348023859248

85. Music Mix Studio Ent&Gears Ltd

Address: Lagos NG, 11 Abeokuta St, Ogba 100001, Ikeja
Phone Number: +2348028308572

86. Music Mix Studio

Address: Off Abeokuta Express Way, Iyana Ipaja, Alimosho, Bakare Jafojo St, Lagos
Phone Number:  +2348023737067

87. J-World ntertainment

Address: Lekki County Homes, G11 megamound estate, Eti-Osa, Lekki
Phone Number: +234806 315 4192

88. MJ beat & Mix music studio

Address: Ikorodu, Ijede
Phone Number: +2349023121445

89. Tee-Y Mix Productions

Address: 4 Kujore St, Ojota 100242, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348037877639

90. Da Salam Recording Studio

Address: Oshodi, Adeyemi St, Lagos
Phone Number: +2347056325632

91. Dj Austino Megapoint Studio

Address: Off Alhaji Lawal Street, Ketu, 5 Adamson St, Demurin, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348165982828

92. D J Aketz Music Paradise

Address: Off Peru Akessan, 11 Shotunde St, Alimosho, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348033672091

93. Bash studios

Address: No 15,oriola alapere road,keth, 300001, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348161503741

94. Kay Bell Recording Studio

Address: Off Railway, Fagba, 19 Odetunde St, Railway Line, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348081634903

95. Quest Recording Studio

Address:51,Adisa coker street off obawole ndike ifako ijaiye, ogba 300001, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348104872282

96. Black Palace Music

Address: 23 Ajayi Rd, Off Yaya Abatan Rd, Ojodu
Phone Number: +2347061122548

97. Amazing Entertainment

Address: Ogba, Thomas Salako St, Ikeja
Phone Number: +2348033619634

98. David' Strings Rehearsal Studio

Address: Ipaja, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348029554640

99. Angel Studio

Address: 374,Abeokuta Expressway beside Zenith bank,Abule-Egba Lagos, Abule Egba 300001, Lagos
Phone Number:  +2348149114678

100. Alade Recording Centre

Address: Isolo, Ilasa, Ifelodun St, Lagos
Phone Number: +2348123147123


6.28.2020

Top Nigerian Celebrities Born In The Month Of July, See Who You Share Month With

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Top Nigerian Celebrities Born In The Month Of July, See Who You Share Month With
Here we have our famous folks born in July, and that have carved a niche for themselves in various areas of their chosen careers. July is filled amazing celebrity birthdays, People across the globe are known to set aside time to celebrate these special days marking the event of their birth, every successive year, these major Nigerian-Africans are not exempted. 

1. Wizkid (Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun)

Source: Instagram 
The famous Afro-Hip Hop Nigeria singer and song writer was born on 16 July 1990. He is believed to be the greatest musician in Africa. He started recording music at the age of 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. Wizkid began recording his debut studio album Superstar in 2009. He released "Holla at Your Boy" as the album's lead single on 2 January 2010. The song nominated for Best Pop Single but earned him the Next Rated award at The Headies 2011 On 5 January 2015, Wizkid released the music video for "Ojuelegba", a song that highlights the struggles he endured in the early years of his recording career. The song's official remix features vocals from Drake and Skepta; it premiered on OVO Sound Radio in July 2015 .Wizkid established his label imprint Starboy Entertainment in March 2013.

2. Burna boy (Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu)

Source: Instagram (@burnaboygram)
Africa giant was born on July 2 1991 known professionally Nigerian singer and songwriter. He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing the lead single "Like to Party" from his debut studio album L.I.F.E in 201 Remove 3. Damini Ogulu was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. His father managed a welding company and his mother worked as a translator. His grandfather Benson Idonije once managed Fela Kuti
In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally. 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards, and was announced as an Apple Music Up Next artist. His fourth studio album African Giant was released in July 2019; it won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards


3. Mr Eazi (Oluwatosin Ajibade) 

Source: Instagram (@mreazi)

Born on 19 July 1991 better known by his stage name Mr Eazi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Mr Eazi was born in Port Harcourt, the capital and largest city in Rivers State, Nigeria. He grew up in an entrepreneurial home. His mother owned a small business and his father is a pilot. Mr Eazi's music has been described as having an R&B-like quality reminiscent of artists such as Beres Hammond and Gregory Isaacs. He was said to use his deep voice to "give ballad-like qualities to dance-forward
He is the pioneer of Banku music, a fusion sound he describes as a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns. Mr Eazi is known to be dating Temi Otedola, daughter of Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola and sister to DJ Cuppy 


4. Johnny Drille (John Ighodaro)

source: IG @johnnydrille



John Ighodaro born on July 5, 1990 professionally known as Johnny Drille, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.Johnny Drille was born and raised in Edo State, Nigeria. His father is a school principal and clergyman. Drille began his musical career in church. He was one of the contestants on the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa in 2013. His career came into the spotlight when he released a cover of "Awww" by Di'Ja. He is currently signed to Mavin Records.

5. Yung6ix

source: IG (@billi bangz)
Onome Onokohwomo (born 8 July 1989), better known by his stage name Yung6ix, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist. Onokohwomo was born and raised in Warri, Delta State. He grew up as the oldest child in a family of five, and took a strong interest in music at a young age.

6. Olu Jacobs

Source: buzznaigeria.com
                   

Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, one of top 10 most amiable celebrity couples in Nigeria was born on July 11, 1942, known professionally as Olu Jacobs, is an internationally acclaimed Nigerian actor and film executive. Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs was born to parents from Egba Alake. He spent his early childhood in Kano and attended Holy Trinity School where he was a member of the debating and drama societies. Fondly called Uncle Olu by his colleagues and teeming admirers, Olu Jacobs has made his mark in the Nigeria's movie industry.
Olu Jacobs has been hailed by many as one of the greatest and most widely respected African actors of his generation.
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7. Wole Soyinka

Source: @Wolesoyinka (instagram)

Nobel prize holder, Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka born 13 July 1934), known as Wole Soyinka, is a Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be honoured in that category. Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta.
In 1954, he attended Government College in Ibadan, and subsequently University College Ibadan and the University of Leeds in England. After studying in Nigeria and the UK, he worked with the Royal Court Theatre in London.

8. Folorunso Alakija

Source: Instagram (@alakijaofficial) 

The richest woman in Nigeria, Folorunso Alakija born 15 July 1951 is a Nigerian billionaire businesswoman. She is involved in the fashion, oil, real estate and printing industries.
She is the group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited, Digital Reality Prints Limited and the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited.

9. Kate Henshaw

Instagram @k8henshaw

Kate Henshaw, also credited as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall (born 19 July 1971), is a Nigerian actress. Henshaw was born in Cross River State, the oldest of four children. she completed her primary and secondary school in Lagos and Calabar. In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and has starred in over 45 Nollywood movies.

10. Ronke Ojo (Ibironke Ojo-Anthony)

source: IG @ibironkeojo-anthony

Ronke Ojo (born July 17, 1974) popularly known as Ronke Oshodi Oke is a Nigerian film actress, musician, director and producer. Ronke is a descent of Ondo State but was born in Oworonshoki, Lagos State Southwestern Nigeria, where she completed her primary and secondary education. She began her acting career with a drama group called Star Parade under the leadership of Fadeyi, a Nigerian actor but became an household name in the year 2000 when she featured in a movie titled Oshodi Oke, from which she got her stage name.

11. OC Ukeje

source: twitter (@octhegreatukeje)

Okechukwu Ukeje, known as OC Ukeje is Nigerian actor, model and musician.
He came into prominence after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show. He has received several awards including Africa Movie Academy Awards, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Nollywood Movies Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards. He has featured in several award winning films including Two Brides and a Baby, Hoodrush, Alan Poza, Confusion Na Wa and Half of a Yellow Sun

12. Rita Dominic

source : instagram (@ritadominic)

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha (born July 12, 1975) is a Nigerian actress.
Dominic started performing as a child, appearing in school plays and children's television shows in Imo State. 
In 2017 she won Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Actress - Drama/TV Series. See photo gallery of Rita Dominic's 44th birthday party here

13. Linda Ejiofor

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Linda Ejiofor born on 17 July 1989, she is a Nigerian actress and model known for her role as Bimpe Adekoya in M-Net's TV series Tinsel. A native of Isuikwuato, Ejiofor was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the second of five children. she announced her engagement to Tinsel actor Ibrahim Suleiman and married him four days after. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role in the film The Meeting, 2012.
Tony Ogaga Erhariefe of The Sun Nigeria listed her as one of the 10 fastest rising Nollywood stars of 2013.

14. Frank Edwards (gospel musician)


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Frank Ugochukwu Edwards (born July 22, 1989) is an Igbo Nigerian contemporary gospel singer-songwriter and recording artist from Enugu, Enugu State.
He is the founder and owner of the record label Rocktown Records, which is home to recording artists such as Edwards himself, Gil, Divine, King BAS, Nkay, David, Dudu, Micah Heavens and among others.

15. Selebobo

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Udoka Chigozie Oku (born July 29, 1992), better known by his stage name Selebobo, is a Nigerian singer and a songwriter, He is currently signed to Made Men Music Group. Selebobo is most known for his singles, "Yoyo', "Selfie", and "Waka Waka".
He has also collaborated with Flavour N'abania, Yemi Alade, Tekno Miles, Emma Nyra, and Iyanya. He was also a nominee of the Producer of the Year category at 2018 The Headies.


16. John Momoh




John Momoh (born 1 July 1957) is a Nigerian broadcast journalist and the Chairman and CEO of Channels TV, an independent and multiple award-winning 24-hour news and media television channel based in Lagos.
He is widely recognized in Nigeria as a transformative industry pioneer with the 37-year-long career in news television broadcasting.According to The Sun, the story of John Momoh and Channels TV is chronicled as a chapter in a new book by Mike Awoyinfa and Dimgba Igwe titled: 50 WORLD EDITORS—Conversations with Journalism Masters on Trends and Best Practices. He delivered the maiden edition of Distinguished Lecture Series of the University of Lagos Mass Communication Alumni Association entitled "The Mass Media: Setting the Nigerian Agenda."


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