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Our Expectations In 2009

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Our Expectations In 2009

2009 is here, top Nigerian artistes are full of high expectations. They speak with PMEntertainment about 2008, their hope and aspirations for the new yearÖ

2009 is here, top Nigerian artistes are full of high expectations. They speak with PMEntertainment about 2008, their hope and aspirations for the new yearÖ

Q: What are your projections for 2009?
A: I see a lot of prospects in 2009. I see a lot of money in the music industry. I see more corporate bodies coming into the industry. It will be a good year for the music industry and for me too as an artist.

Q: What plan do you have?
A: I have a singles titled Iye which will be dropped in the first quarter of 2009.

Q: What are your projections for 2009?
A: 2008 is gone and it will never come back again. It was a year that was not fair to entertainment because of bad leadership but 2009 will be a better year for the entertainment industry.

Q: Will you still be performing like last year?
A: It is not easy to quit the stage because it is the only thing I know. It is a job that gives me joy, through which I train my kids, acquire all that I have.   It is a business that is good.

Q: Which project are you embarking on in 2009?
A: Admiral Dele Abiodun and the Adawa Super Organisation will be releasing about three Audio Compact Discs of my oldies. I can assure you I will come back in 2009  in full force. I am still agile, my voice, my music are intact.

Q: What about PMAN?
A: PMAN? We are still waiting on the court for judgement. As you are aware the junior court officials are on strike, so after the strike action, we will know where we are going to but I will not like to preempt the courtís decision. But PMAN or no PMAN, life has to go on. I am a professional and a performer  if I will eventually  perform.

TESLEEM (Afro Hip Hop Artiste)
Q: Tesleem, what were your gains in 2008 and what are your expectation in 2009?
A: 2008 has been so nice for me. In 2008 I had nomination for Nigerian Music and Video Awards (NMVA). That was a plus on my own side. I also did collabos with the likes of Frye in Ghana, Obesere, Pasuma and others. I also have a contract with Akon and we are working on something soon.

Q: What happens in 2009?
A: In 2009, my album will be released and by Godís grace, the VCD will also be released.

Q: How was 2008?
A: It was a good year for my organisation. We thank God that things are working fine for me. I wouldnít fail to thank my fans, corporate bodies like Glo, because I am an ambassador of GLO.

Q: What are your plans for 2009?
A: 2009, I am moving higher and higher. I look forward to promoting Fuji music more than ever before. I want to take it to greater height. The face of Fuji music has to be changed.

Q: Can you do an assessment of yourself in 2008; what were your gains and losses?
A: Well, Iím a kind of person that sees problems as a stepping stone, even those things that are supposed to be my loss become gains because I learn from them.

Q: What are your expectations in 2009?
A: To match up the industry. It is going to be a year of total repackaging. Expect good album, classical videos and some foreign productions.

Q: What is your overview of year 2008?
A: Itís a good year. Iím very happy about it.

Q: Any plan for 2009?
A: Felabration is first, and promoting Femiís album entitled Day By Day. The promotional CD is out. The album will also be released in Europe and United States of America.

Q: Your plan for the New Afrika Shrine?
A: To make it better.

Q: What are your projections for the year?
A: I will be holding a big celebration in 2009. All that I have done in the secret in terms of my achievments will be celebrated this year.

Q: Like what?
A: Lots. Only Lagosians make noise. I am a silent achiever. If you see a richman, he will not make noise like I sang Owo ko tan Aya olowo nja, owo nposi, Aya olowo nja (which means if a rich manís pocket is going down, he will be afraid and when the riches increases, he will be afraid as well. So that is how it is all about

Q: What informed the albumís title -Warning?
A: I enjoin artistes, especially Fuji stars to desist from the use of abusive language when singing because if there is nobody to abuse again the music industry will be dull.

Q: In the Fuji music scene, there is a controversy over the king of Fuji. So who is the king of Fuji?
A: King of Fuji? That is in Lagos not in our area (Abeokuta, Ogun State) no musician can claim to be Fuji king. You know that Lagos is an all comersí area. In our ancestral law and customs no artiste can claim to be king because we are superior to the king, governor, chiefs and others. This is because we always invite them to the dance floor.

Q: Why is there crisis over kingship?
A: There is no crisis; they are all boosting their ego. Forget about crisis. There is no big deal. In fact, one of them calls himself Arabambi. What is the meaning of that ? Arabambi is Sango, god of thunder.

Q: How was 2008?
A: It was a nice year. It was the year I did a live album titled Appreciation.  I believe it is doing well in the market.

Q: What are your projections for 2009?
A: The Duchess of Gospel music, I want to change the face of gospel music. I want to sing more songs and establish my authority in the area of gospel and to release a new album.

Q: What did you achieve in 2008?
A: I thank God that my album titled Outburst was in Ghana for a promotional show and I am on my way to Guinea Bisau.

Q: What are your expectations for 2009?
A: Well, I hope to promote the album in West African countries. Do some corporate shows, collabo and do more research musically.

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Comments (2)

Toluwalase Samuel Olufemi(Ijebu, Ogun, Nigeria)says...

Authority belongs to God, once He decrees it is final and binding

Ikponmwosa Osamede(Edo, Nigeria)says...

Your meaning of Osamede is wrong. Osamede means God has given me a crown