2017 MTV Video Music Award Nominations Announced

Nominations for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were announced Tuesday, with rapper Kendrick Lamar earning the most of any artist for his video “Humble.”

Right behind Lamar’s eight nominations were Katy Perry and the Weeknd, who were tied with five nominations each.
Videos released between June 25, 2016, and June 23, 2017 are eligible for this year’s VMAs,according to the Associated Press.

In keeping with the changes that MTV instituted for the MTV Movie & TV Awards, the gendered categories of Best Female Video and Best Male Video were replaced by a more general award, Artist of the Year. One new award was also added: “Best Fight Against the System.”
The MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
Snubs from the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards nominations
VIDEO OF THE YEAR


Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records)

Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam)

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best)

The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR


Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Ed Sheeran (Atlantic Records)

Ariana Grande (Republic Records)

The Weeknd (XO/Republic Records)

Lorde (Republic Records)
BEST NEW ARTIST (Presented by Taco Bell®)


Khalid (RCA Records)

Kodak Black (Atlantic Records)SZA (TDE/RCA Records)

Young M.A (3D)

Julia Michaels (Republic Records)

Noah Cyrus (Records)
BEST COLLABORATION


Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (Atlantic Records)

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best)

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records)

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records)

Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels” (Columbia Records)

Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (Republic Records)
BEST POP


Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better” (Island Records)

Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You” (Asylum/Atlantic Records)

Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records)

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records)

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records)

Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” (RCA Records)
BEST HIP HOP


Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)

Big Sean – “Bounce Back” (Def Jam)

Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs” (Chance the Rapper LLC)

D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli” (Atlantic Records)

Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee” (300 Entertainment)

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One” (Epic Records/We The Best)
BEST DANCE


Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay” (Interscope)

Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me” (Ultra/Interscope)

Calvin Harris – “My Way” (Columbia Records)

Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and Mø – “Cold Water” (Mad Decent)

Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone” (Wall Recordings/Latium/RCA Records)
BEST ROCK


Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams” (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)

Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace” (Island)

Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul” (Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records)

Green Day – “Bang Bang” (Warner Bros. Records)

Foo Fighters – “Run” (RCA Records)
BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM


Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan” (Def Jam)

The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” (Atlantic Records)

Big Sean – “Light” (Def Jam)

Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam)

Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”

John Legend – “Surefire” (Columbia Records)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Scott Cunningham)

Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) (Matthew Wise)

Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill” (Asylum/Atlantic Records) (Steve Annis)

DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak” (Mass Appeal Records LLC) (David Proctor)

Halsey – “Now or Never” (Astralwerks/Capitol) (Kristof Brandl)
BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers & the little homies)

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Mathew Cullen)

Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Cameron Duddy & Bruno Mars)

Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful” (Def Jam) (Aaron A)

The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Glenn Michael)
BEST ART DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Spencer Graves)

Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) (Alex Delgado)

Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit” (Capitol Records) (Natalie Groce)

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (Epic Records/We The Best) (Damian Fyffe)

The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Creative Director: Lamar C Taylor / Co-creative Director: Christo Anesti)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)

A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” (Epic Records) (Company: Bemo/Lead: Brandon Hirzel)

KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy” (Atlantic Records) (Company: Gloria FX/Leads: Max Colt & Tomash Kuzmytskyi)

Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm” (Capitol Records) (Company: MIRADA)

Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times” (Columbia Records) (Company: ONE MORE/Lead: Cédric Nivoliez)
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Kanye West – “Fade” (Def Jam) (Teyana Taylor, Guapo, Jae Blaze & Derek ‘Bentley’ Watkins)

Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side” (Republic Records) (Brian & Scott Nicholson)

Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) (Dave Meyers)

Sia – “The Greatest” (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records) (Ryan Heffington)

Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down” (Syco Music/Epic Records) (Sean Bankhead)
BEST EDITING
Future – “Mask Off” (Epic Records/Freebandz/A1) (Vinnie Hobbs of VHPost)

Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean” (300 Entertainment/Atlantic Records) (Ryan Staake & Eric Degliomini)

Lorde – “Green Light” (Republic Records) (Nate Gross of Exile Edit)

The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records) (Jennifer Kennedy)

The Weeknd – “Reminder” (XO/Republic Records) (Red Barbaza)

BREAKING NEWS: President Muhammadu Buhari Speaks On Recovery, Planned Return To Presidential Duties

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to thank the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health.

In a letter dated July 24, 2017, President Buhari, who had earlier made a phone call to Conde, who is the current Chairman of the Assemblies of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, stated:

“I thank you for your kind and thoughtful action in organizing nationwide prayers for my good health. It is a gesture that I will forever cherish and treasure.

“Your Excellency will be pleased to hear that I am making good progress, and as soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving the Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery.”

In an earlier letter, President Buhari had also accepted his nomination as leader of the “2018 AU Theme on the Fight Against Corruption”, which came from African leaders at the 29th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 4, 2017.

“While thanking you for the kind words and for the nomination,” the President wrote to Conde, “I wish to express my readiness to accept this new important role and to reiterate my commitment to contribute towards our collective efforts to strengthen good governance and development on the continent.

I, therefore, look forward to working closely with you in the realization of this objective.”

Excerpts of the letters were made available Tuesday afternoon via a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity.

​Veteran Nollywood Actor, Adebayo Faleti Dies At 87

Adebayo Faleti was born on the 26th of December 1930. He died on the 22nd July 2017 at the University College hospital Ibadan.

He was a Nigerian Poet, Journalist, Writer and Actor. He was also known as a Yoruba Translator, a Broadcaster, TV exponent and a pioneer of the first Television Station In Africa, Western Nigeria Television [WNTV].

Adebayo Faleti was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba. He also translated speeches being made by military president of Nigeria Ibrahim Babangida and Chief Ernest Shonekan, Head of National Interim Government of Nigeria, from English to Yoruba. 
Faleti published a dictionary containing the formal or official use of Yoruba names. He received many awards, both locally and internationally, including the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger [OON], the Festival of Arts award with Eda Ko L’aropin [1995] and the Afro-Hollywood Award for Outstanding Performance in Arts [2002].
May his gentle soul rest in peace!

Nigerian Army Orders Troops To Capture Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau, Within 40 Days

The Nigerian Army has given its troops an ultimatum to capture Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, handed down the order on Friday to the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Ibrahim Attahiru, according to a statement issued by the spokesperson of the army, Sani Usman.

Mr. Buratai, a lieutenant general, said the Boko Haram leader must be captured dead or alive within 40 days, the statement said, adding that Mr. Attahiru, a major general, was directed to employ every weapon available in his arsenal “to smoke out Shekau wherever he is hiding in Nigeria”.

The general public is pleased requested to also assist and volunteer information that would lead to the accomplishment of this task,” the army spokesperson said in the statement.

The military had several times in the past claimed it had killed Mr. Shekau, only for the Boko Haram leader to later show up in videos mocking either the military or the nation’s top officials.

On August 23, 2016, Mr. Sani himself had issued a statement announcing that Mr. Shekau was inflicted with “fatal injury” in a major air strike on Boko Haram’s location in the dreaded Sambisa Forest.

Mr. Sani, a colonel, said at the time that the bombardment was carried out while Mr. Shekau was leading his group in performing the Friday prayers at a secret location called Tayye in the heart of the vast forest.

The military had by that time too repeatedly claimed credit for killing Mr. Shekau. But the sect denounced the claims each time saying its leader remained alive.

The military however insisted that the original Abubakar Shekau had long been killed, and that the so-called Abubakar Shekau said to be alive was a made-up character.
On March 28 this year, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, had a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, after which he reassured Nigerians that the army would soon apprehend Mr. Shekau.

If you have had the opportunity to go to Sambisa (forest in Borno), you will know that Boko Haram has been defeated, go and see what is happening in Sambisa.

“We have dominated the whole stronghold where they used to be, there is where we call ‘camp zairo’ where their spiritual and their strong headquarters that they were using as communication base was destroyed and as at the same time occupied by our men of the armed forces.

“So, I believe it’s just a matter of time, it took America about seven to 10 years to get Bin Laden so we will get Shekau as soon as possible.

“I told you before now, the spiritual headquarters has been ransacked and vandalized. He (Shekau) is on the run, so he may be hiding in one of the enclaves of Sambisa forest that we are dominating.

“We have opened up the place; we are using it as a training area whereby the army engineers will open roads. We shall be patrolling and be ransacking that forest for the whereabouts of Shekau,’’ he said.

Yinka Rythmz Reveals The Reason Behind His Foundation

US based Fuji musician Adeyinka Quadri Adeola Hassan has revealed the reason why he founded a foundation named “Yinka Rythmz Foundation

According to Yinka Rythmz, “I was motivated to put such project on ground to help and Support Band boys, Actors and People in the Entertainment Industry in General to achieve their aims.

I have served as a Band member to some Musicians and I know how the Band boys suffer and being Maltreated by their Bosses. I have seen Actors and Actresses working hard for years but for some reasons they are not getting to where they should be. All these moved me to have a foundation to make things improve for people in these categories.” Apase Of West Coast said.

My foundation is a non profit Organisation established to help the less privileged, instrumentalist, Artist in diaspora, Nigerian musicians, Actors, Band members , people who are jobless, being mislead by promoters, maltreated, abused, stranded, homeless and financially handicapped.

The foudation has successfully helped over 150 artists, actors, instrumentalists,band members to secure jobs, accomodation and a solid firm to kickstart here in the states.Yinka Rythmz said in an Exclusive Interview with 11thMedia Global Concept.

Meet Nigerian Born, US Based Musicians, YINKA RHYTMZ Better Known As Omo Mr. Somebody

​Adeyinka Quadri Adeola-Hazzan is a US based Fuji musician popularly known as Yinka Rythmz better known as Omo Mr. Somebody, Apase Of West Coast, Dr. Gbas-Gbos.

Yinka Rhytmz inherited music from his late father Alhaji Rasheed Adio known as Second Barrister who was one of the legend of Fuji Music in Nigeria.

For Yinka Rhythmz, the Apase of West Coast, music is a definition of his mood while Pharmaceutical aspect of his life defines the chosen career and pays his bill.

He has released three singles out of a 10 tracks digital album namely Five Points:My Story, Morocco and his latest single is titled “Row Your Boat”.

Apase of West Coast has two analog albums with 6 tracks of 15 minutes tracks ready to go.

Yinka Rhythmz main motive for music is for people to experience his music in its originality.
Yinka is a single father, a choir leader and the social secretary to the great Unique club of Las Vegas. He is an entrepreneur and a lover of Good life.

His role models are music legends which include King Sunny Ade, his Dad, Alhaji Late Sikiri Ayinde Barrister, Alhaji Late Epo Akara, Bob Marley and Jill Scott.

Source: 11thmediaconcept

Declare STATE OF EMERGENCY On Your Welfare Law And Practice In Your Association – Yomi Fabiyi

In order to have your members return to attending meetings, paying dues/fines, obeying the association’s constitution and the forum to look more organised and united, the following should be done in terms of WELFARE:
i. Ensure that your WELFARE & PRO OFFICERS irrespective of their status are level playing artists, who doesnt see competition in anyone but very free, compassionate and active.

ii. There must be a NATIONAL WELFARE COMMITTEE with uptodate DATABASE of members.
iii. The National Welfare Committee must consist of the a)National Welfare Officer, b)The Assistant & c) State Welfare Officers d) Four(4)Volunteers appointed.
iv. There must be a bank account for THE NATIONAL WELFARE COMMITTEE 
v. Part of the annual levy of Each members as agreed by the NEC must go into the committee’s account monthly.
vi. The Welfare Committee upon the instruction of the President & NEC must be there for each member in times of: a) Meriment, b) Funeral, c) Civil or Criminal case until final judgement
vii. Incase of a deceased member, the Committee within 48hrs must attennd the deceased known residence or family housewith a condolence visit and offer to support in the burial as agreed by the family. 
viii. The Committee must ensure that they check on the deceased immediate family every forthnight for 3months after burial to ensure stability  and support if any need arose.

ix. The Welfare Committee should have a section on the association website that celebrat with members on their birthdays, weddings, wedding anniversaries and so on. 
x. Penalties and Sanctions of members must be carried out according to the laid down laws and not sentiments. And on no account should the committee shift position on any member facing disciplinary actions except the FEC vetoes their earlier decision.

xi. The Committee must attract meaningful and affordable programmes which are health related to the association, benefiacial to them and their immediate family. Health Insurance, Health Tips, Medical practitioners on locations, excercise ETC

Yomi Fabiyi

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