Entertainment Scoop: 15th Annual Kennis Music Easter Fiesta Cancelled, Fire Razes M-Net, SuperSport Studios

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Reports have it that D’banj has parted ways with manager Seun Bankuli.

The building which houses DStv Channels, M-Net and Supersport&#39s  studios in Ojota, Lagos has been razed by fire.

Kennis Music has cancelled this year&#39s Easter Fiesta as a result of Goldie&#39s sudden demise.

Channel O VJ Denrele Edun took to twitter on Saturday night after his family house where he was with his father, grandma and sister was robbed by five armed robbers.

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D’banj And Manager Seun Bankuli Part Ways
Reports have it that D’banj has parted ways with manager Seun Bankuli after he found out he was working on Kanye West’s album.

D&#39banj and Seun got into an argument when it got to his attention that Seun had gone to Paris following the Koko Concert to work on Kanye West’s next album without him knowing.

Bankuli left for Paris after the Koko concert in December to drop adlibs on Kanye’s next LP.

Bankuli also hooked up with G.O.O.D Music producer Travis Scott who was signed to Kanye West’s imprint last November. When D’Banj found out, an argument ensued which resulted in both parties going their separate ways.

Bankuli is also a vocalist and sound creator apart from being an A&R, artiste manager and developer. His vocals can be heard on ‘Lift Off’ featuring Beyonce off the ‘Watch The Throne’ album, and he was credited for his vocal contribution on the track co-produced by Don Jazzy.

He also got additional vocals credit on ‘Illest Mothafucka Alive’ featured on the same album.

Bankuli’s social media profiles- Twitter, Instagram and Facebook- no longer have any DB Records information. His avatar on Twitter now features a logo of Bankuli Entertainment, his newly floated entertainment outfit

Fire razes M-Net and SuperSport studios in Ojota

The structure which houses DStv Channels, M-Net and SuperSport studios in Ojota, Lagos has been razed by fire.

Witnesses say the fire began at the M-Net studio used for entertainment programmes like Naija Sings, Studio 53, Jara, as well as popular soap Tinsel.

MultiChoice has released an official statement on Sunday on the fire outbreak. The statement read thus:
It has been confirmed that a fire broke out yesterday afternoon (Saturday March 2, 2013) at the Ojoto Studios facility, which is home to both M-Net and SuperSport productions in Nigeria.

At this time, the fire is under control and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the blaze. Whilst the fire appears to have caused significant damage to the facility, which may result in some screening delays for programs recorded on site, M-Net and SuperSport are already hard at work with a view to resuming production as soon as possible in order to minimize any impact on viewing audiences at home.

Further M-Net, SuperSport and MultiChoice are deeply thankful and grateful that no-one was injured during this unfortunate incident.

Finally, M-Net has confirmed that the fire will not affect its plans for next weekend when it hosts its inaugural AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards, in association with MultiChoice, which is to be screened live from Lagos to over 50 countries on the African continent.

More information on this matter will be communicated as it becomes available. Members of the public are thanked for their concern and messages of support already received. At this time, the site has been closed and will remain this way until further notice.

15th Annual Kennis Music Easter Fiesta Cancelled

The sudden demise of singer Goldie Harvey was a shock to the entire nation but her label Kennis Music was among those directly at the receiving end.

As a result, The 15th Annual Kennis Music Fiesta has been cancelled. Goldie Harvey was an artiste under the label till she passed on.

The press release from the management reads:

15th Annual Kennis Music Easter Fiesta

Due to the loss of our dear Oluwabimpe Goldie Harvey, The Management has decided not to celebrate this year’s event.

The festival is hereby cancelled for 2013.
However, you can join us for a Thanksgiving service/Tribute Concert to be held at a later date.

Thank you for your understanding.

Signed
Management.

Denrele Edun&#39s Family House Robbed At Gun Point

Channel O VJ Denrele Edun took to twitter on Saturday night after his family house where he was with his father, grandma and sister was robbed by five armed robbers.

According to his tweet, the armed robbers carted away “everything” but no life was lost.

He said they threatened to shoot him in the eyes and even tried to strangle his 86-year-old grandma. It was the quick insight of his sister that saved the iPad with which he later tweeted the incident.

Denrele said he just returned from Goldie&#39s candlelight procession and went to see his family when the incident happened.

 

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