US singer Prince ‘Died of Opioid Overdose’

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The detectives working on Prince’s death has revealed the US singer died of an Opioid Overdose, a source has revealed to Associated Press and a Minnesota website.

The law enforcement officer who revealed to AP under condition of anonymity said the prescription painkillers were found in the singer’s possession following his death.

Prince who was found unresponsive in a lift on the 21st of April at his Paisley Park Studios has since been cremated in a private ceremony on the 24th of April.

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Nigerian DJ Aderonle Ariyo Named One of The Grammys Governors

Nigerian disk jockey, Aderonke Ariyo aslo known as DJ Soupa Model has been named one of Grammys governors, she took to her Instagram to celebrate the news

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Africa to the 🌍! @thegrammys DC yearbook is out! Here are the Grammy governors! Places your last name can’t take you! This is all you God. Now let’s celebrate. Great day #ButShesTheSoupaDJ

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The Recording Academy chooses artistes each year to decide how the organization is run. Aderonke Ariyo sits on the Washington DC chapter, one of the 12 chapters of the organization in the United States.

Why Heartbreak Is The Best Thing That Could Ever Happen To You (Really)

Heartbreak. It’s an inevitable part of our lives that we can’t seem to run away from. It stings you, it shakes your whole being, and it leaves you reaching for anything that you can hold on to. It is a coming of age marker in your life that can either leave you broken or reborn.

When I turned twenty, the whole life that I thought I had was shattered by the one person I thought would always keep me afloat. I had never known what a broken heart felt like until that day and no amount of advice could prepare me for that experience. My life that I had known for three years vanished with just a few words exchanged. You think that you know someone inside and out, until one day they are just a ghost that lives inside your heart and won’t get out.

Life had thrown me a hell of a curveball and for a while, I let it slowly burn me from my toes to my fingertips.

I’m not going to lie. Being broken hearted was not easy. In fact, it was disgustingly hard. Harder than anything I have ever experienced. And I could have chosen to let it run me over. I could have let the embers turn red and I could have destroyed the rest of me that wasn’t touched by him. I wasn’t used to taking care of myself. I wasn’t used to being forced to eat, forced to get out of bed, and forced to live.

But I lived and I keep living. The thing about being broken hearted is that when you’re in that state of mind, you think it’s going to last forever. And you think you won’t be able to save yourself because you don’t care enough. But with each day that ticked by, with each month that passed by, my cells were reborn. My skin was refreshed. My eyes turned brighter. My tears slowed down.

And my lips began to be ok without kissing the boy I loved.

It’s three years later and I’m still hurting. I’m still healing. While the rest of body has begun anew, a tiny piece of my heart will always be cracked. You are always going to have a tiny bullet hole in it that won’t ever get back to what it used to be. But, I chose to begin again. I chose not to let an organ in my body take me down. I chose to grow, to multiply and to let the light shine through the crack in my heart.

And guess what? I’m happier now than I was when I was with him. I am my own person now and I don’t let another human being define me. I know how to take care of myself now and I know how to love myself. If you have someone else loving you for so long, you slowly forget who your authentic self is. Heartbreak woke me up to myself. And it woke up me up to adore myself instead of adoring someone else.

Sure, the journey to get here was long and slow, but I can finally say that heartbreak was the best thing that ever happened to me (really).

By Lauren Jarvis-Gibson

Culled from thoughtcatalog.com

On Skales, his Manager and their Woes.

Nigerian music act, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng popularly known as Skales is the latest music act to be accused of fraud by his record label, Baseline Records, together with his manager Osagie Osarenkhoe also known as The Metal Chic.

Skales who signed a deal with his record label on the 11th of July, 2014 has been accused of not fulfilling his part of the contract. One of the terms of the contract states Skales was to assign to the company all copyrights and other rights or interests throughout the world I all sound recordings made by Skales prior to or during the terms of his contract and the company is entitled to 70% of the gross receipts received by Skales from performance, tours and brand endorsement during the term of the contract while Skales on 30%.
Now, the contract seems very unfair, if a record label could be earning 70% and the artiste 30% for all his talents and the rights to all his music prior to and during the duration of his contract, then it’s nothing short of extortion.

The company found out that Skales, although has been performing at various concerts, tours etc, none of the monies received from those events were remitted to the company, in pursuit of clarity, they invited Skales and his manager Teresa Osarenkhoe to meetings and at all those meetings both Skales and his manager insisted that the events in questions were not paid events and as such there were no monies to remit.

The company estimated Skales’ manager has fraudulently converted the sum of N7,474,000 from the aforementioned events and to properly document the fraud an email was created and sent to Teresa requesting Skales to perform at an event. Part of what Teresa requested was the sum of $5,000 on 18th May, 2016, $2,500 was wired to her in part.
Sadly, the contract was not fair to Skales but he should have nonetheless honoured it as no one forced him into signing it.

This incidence serves as an eye opener to what the music industry in Nigeria entails and the only advice that could be given to artistes is to get a lawyer before they sign any contract to avoid this kind of rip-off.