International music channel, AfroMusicPop, channel 326 on DSTV is set to officially launch in Nigeria . AfroMusic POP just opened the Nigeria office recently to be able to cater for Nigerian music and the Nigerian entertainment industry at large, by airing more Nigerian musical videos than any other music channel.

The channel is set to swing off with its Artiste of the MONTH Initiative called #PopParty.
 This party is to bring together Music lovers, Media Moguls, Music promoters, Record label Executives and who is who in the Nigerian music scene under one roof to have a blast with us as we celebrate our emergence in the Nigerian entertainment scene.
The maiden edition of the Pop party which will be a monthly gig will be celebrating Skales with other artistes supporting him like Kiss Daniel (Woju), Emma Nyra, Omo Akin and CDQ. The host of the day is Oga Boss, IllBliss and the official party DJ is DJ Sose.
VENUE: NTYCE, Karimu Kotun Street,  Victoria Island, Lagos.
HOST: ILLBLISS                                                       
TWITTER: @afromusicpop  |INSTAGRAM: @afromusicnig

This Event is proudly supported by CItyFM, Remote Pictures , GigglesPlus, Mystreetz magazine and EstolPropsMedia

Women from all walks of life took to the streets of the nation’s fastest growing and most populous city, Lagos, on Friday, January 23, to show their support for the man they dub their ‘Champion’: President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR.

A vast gathering of women, hailing from all spheres of life, marched from Kalacutta to the National Stadium to endorse and celebrate the undeniable strides the President and his Administration have made in improving their welfare and their lives during his period in office.

The women also conveyed their heartfelt thanks to the Federal Government for its decision last week to reduce the price of petrol from N97 per litre to N87 per litre, with its welcome impact on family budgets. According to the women “The politicians are talking; the press is talking; the TV is talking; the internet is talking so NOW we want to add our voice.”

According to Mrs. Abiola, who represented the Market Women Group Akure North “we travelled all the way from Akure-North to be part of the march because all the negative stories about our President is just too much so us women in the south-west decided to gather ourselves to remind the people of what this man has done for us. We have better roads; mass transit; bridges; new airports; our phones are working; we can now see internet; we have means to trade; banking is easier for us; we can buy fuel easily – no more long lines; our markets are flooded with food and now he has reduced the price of fuel! This means that transport is cheaper! And cost of living too will go down. HABA!! The President has tried for Nigeria. Thank you Mr. President”

Mrs. Fatima Adamu added “I don hear the Minister of Petroleum for radio she talk well well and help everybody understand sey the N10 good for our economy. We no wan make the economy spoil even that N10 e good well well for us. See as money for transport don go down. We salute am. We Salute Oga Jonathan”

The peaceful demonstration, themed ‘Women United in Support of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan – The Champion For Women’, involved representatives of a broad range of women’s associations and civil society groups, among them Kaunas Women Support Group; Okolomo Women’s Group; Market Women Group Akure; Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, the Fashion Design Association of Nigeria, Widows associations and many more from across Lagos State and the South West of Nigeria.

The participants – among them grandmothers, mothers and daughters –communicated their solidarity for President Jonathan and applauded his many achievements in empowering women and boosting gender equality.

The aim of the march was to commend the slashing of national fuel prices on January 18. The laudable move is expected to have a positive effect on family purse strings, enabling women to have more funds available to spend on the issues important to them, such as their children, health, food and education.

It was also to mark the dramatic improvement that has occurred during the President’s mandate.
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2015 sees the RnB sensation KolaSoul evolved and rolling out the ‘BIG GUNS’ with songs that arguably will become the biggest RnB/Afro-pop songs in Nigeria for 2015. 

KolaSoul 1st single is a beautiful ‘lovers rock’ themed single titled MARRY YOU!  Featuring the amazing multi award winning songstress Seyi-Shay and Mavin 'Doromegastar' Korede Bello.

As it stands, the list of collaborations continues to grow but KolaSoul’s team are keeping it hush hush. A spokesperson for KolaSoul’s camp disclosed this ‘ The album is being carefully crafted to position KolaSoul as one of the best RnB/Afro pop artistes in Nigeria and from the 2015 start out single featuring Seyi shay and Korede Bello, you can begin to guess what’s coming after!

The most anticipated song is finally here. NOW MUZIK Affiliates, BUDI 1 and 9Millz teams up with dance hall maestro, SHANK in collaborating on this massive hit song   titled “NOTHING”
The Producer extraordinaire, Kid Konnect lace up the song with captivating beat and instruments. NOTHING sees BUDI 1 & 9MILLZ show exactly why they’re highly rated by industry pundits and trust SHANK not to ever disappoint with a very melodious hook. Download and enjoy
Still Basking in the success of his latest single, #FeelAlryt featuring Iceprince, Patoranking and Mugeez of R2bees,  youngest, most influential Nigerian DJ, DJ Kaywise starts the year on a High with his NEW YEAR MIX 2015.

Fondly referred to as the numero uno of the street & celebrated promotional engine behind a handful of buzzing Nigerian artistes.

He once again exalts his craft as he churns out this mix. This is a perfect way to start the New Year 2015.

1 Dj kaywise ft Olamide X Sarkodie - Intro 
2 Runtown ft Uhuru - The Banger 
3 Tilla - Mawobe 
4 Vector - Shiga 
5 Davido - Owo Ni koko  
6 Tekno - Anything 
7 Iceprince - That Could BE Us 
8 Wizkid - In My bed 
9 Dj Kaywise Ft Iyanya - Loyalist 
10 Yung L - Shooga 
11 Slyde - Mordi 
12 Kiss Daniel - Woju 
13 Omo Akin ft Skales - Ijo Oloti 
14 Dj Jimmy Jatt ft Olamide , lilkesh , Viktoh - Dayanmo 
15 Reminice - Tesojue 
16 Qdot ft Olamide - Ibadan 
17 Iyanya - Finito 
18 Orezi - Shuperu 
19 Largess - Jolificate 
20 Reekado Banks - Chop Am 
21 Skales - Shake Body 
22 Danagog - Hakunamatata 
23 Small Doctor - All Songs 
24 Famouse - Igboro 
25 Olamide ft Don jazzy - Skelemba 
26 Terry G - Terry G 
27 Queen Ure - Sugar Alert 
28 Victoria Kimani - Show 
29 Sean Tizzle - Rara 
30 SoundSultan ft Sarkodie - Ishe 
31 Dj kaywise ft Damy Krane , Yung6ix - Hangover 
32 Davido ft Uhuru - Skelewu Rmx 
33 Dj kaywise ft Bmysterio - Baddest Dj 

"A wise king will prepare for war in the time of peace " ~Horace
This truism is fitting for man’s experience with disease on this side of the divide. Right from the time man is born into this battlefield called EARTH; he is constantly in a supremacy battle with disease. The best time to engage in this inevitable war however, is the period of calm when he is at peace with his health. Medically, this period is otherwise called primary level of prevention. There are other times in the disease spectrum when man can equally fight against diseases and this includes:

§  When he is sick with disease but the toll of this can still be reversed. This is called secondary level of prevention
§  When he is sick with disease but the toll of this cannot be reversed, with palliation offering the best case scenario. This is called tertiary level of prevention.

These two domains belong to clinical medicine and rehabilitative medicine respectively and tend to offer little or no chance at prevention in the strict sense of the word. However, primary prevention which is the domain of public health offers the best result as far as health and disease prevention is concerned. Useful tools to achieve this are health Information, health promotion, health advocacy, health policy, behavior change and lifestyle modification like physical activity, healthy eating, tobacco and alcohol control.

            Smoking is a dysfunctional health behavior that is associated with a lot of health and health-related complications; hence there is need for us to be aware and position ourselves appropriately to win this all-important battle against indiscriminate tobacco use. It should be noted however that it is the behavior of the users that is dysfunctional and not the person, because issues have to be separated from persons. Again, this is not a stigma placing venture but a behavior change adventure! Be that as it may, why do we need to control tobacco use in our community?

            Tobacco use is the single greatest preventable cause of death worldwide. It kills about 5.4Millon persons per year from lung cancer, cardio respiratory diseases and other illnesses like mental disorder. Smokers are 25times more at risk of dying from lung cancer- a disease which is simply preventable but largely untreatable. Interestingly, second hand smokers who by CHOICE (hangs around smokers) or CIRCUMSTANCE (environment where smoking is not regulated e.g. Motor parks, Prisons, Airports) inhale the smoke from tobacco users are equally at risk of lung cancer.

Moreover, tobacco smoke contains carbon dioxide and methane which are potent greenhouse gases (GHG). Also, tobacco farming requires a lot of wood for drying and as such more trees are chopped down causing eco-system imbalance and acting synergistically with the greenhouse gases to cause climate change. This we must note however, regardless of our smoking status we all have to face the consequence of climate change. So a stitch in time saves nine!

Adaptive behavior change like quitting cigarette smoking may be difficult but it is very desirable for everyone and not just the smoker. Different mechanisms have been put forward to checkmate smoking tendencies amongst the populace and this has been conceptualized by WHO as MPOWER:
M- Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies
P- Protect people from tobacco smoke
O- Offer help to quit tobacco use
W- Warn about the dangers of tobacco use
E- Enforce bans on tobacco adverting, promotion and sponsorship
R-Raise taxes on tobacco
The Nigerian tobacco control bill has all these dimensions plus ban on sale of cigarette to minors. The benefits of this BILL is passed into LAW are immense and I think some are worthy of mention.

1.      Reduced risk of dying from lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
2.      Acute exacerbations of chronic respiratory diseases like Asthma, Emphysema and Bronchitis will also reduce
3.      The risk of dependence, substance abuse and the attendant mental illnesses become infinitesimal.

1.      No risk of stigmatization
2.      Healthful participation with no discrimination
3.      Some broken homes will be averted
4.      Some orphans and juvenile delinquents will be prevented
5.      Extra cost on tobacco purchase will be saved

1.      Additional threat to climate change from GHG resulting from tobacco use will be removed
2.      Increased deforestation from tobacco farming will be no more.
Combating tobacco use is a collective effort; we all must stand together as the negative effects leaves no one without a mark. We need to arm ourselves with sufficient health information and must be ready to change our behavior to suit the life style of a warrior. Prevention is KEY, Behavior change is CRITICAL and Tobacco control law is ALL IMPORTANT!
This sums it all
Smoking might be pleasant; its produce leads straight to death,However, its victim signs the contract.They get trapped wanting to stop but the pleasure won’t let go!When pain comes and anguish multiplies they cry for help,Then it will be too late as the lungs cannot be salvagedSlowly but progressively life eases out of them.Others watch in panic, desirous of a genuine succorIndeed, there is no help in any other except a Tobacco Control Law.This is it! Lets us support the passage of Tobacco Control Bill.

 Charles T. Olomofe (M.B.Ch.B)
Health and Behavioral Change Advocate

                                                                        @Chartol1 on twitter
Having a successful year in 2014, Yemi Alade started the new year with another bench mark for other female artistes, she became the first female ever to grace the cover of the entertainment and life style magazine, following the likes of Eldee, Ice Prince Zamani and Davido to mention a few.

Check on the cover, Do you like her hotness?