Meet "Bella Shmurda" - The LASU Student Taking Over The Nigerian Music Industry

Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed, popularly known as Bella Shmurda, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was born in Lagos on february 20, 1997 and is currently a student at the Lagos state university, popularly known as LASU. 

Bella Shmurda is known for his powerful voice and his use of cheeky street slangs in his music. He became very popular (especially in the streets) after he released the remix to his single "VISION 2020" with the popular Nigerian rapper "Olamide" in 2018. The song received positive reviews and became a street anthem that year. In 2020, he released his first project, an EP  titled "HIGH TENSION" which was successful both commercially and critically. It went on to amass large airplays and streams on all major digital platforms, boosting his profile as an artiste immensely.

Bella Shmurda continued making waves with his singles and slowly became a street favorite. He got his first major collaboration on Runtown's "Body Riddim" which also featured Ghanian afrobeat artiste, "Darkovibes". His verse on the song was regarded as refreshing and he was praised for his melodic prowess. He was also featured on Olamide's album, "Carpe Diem" on a track called "Triumphant". Triumphant became one of the most talked about song on the album, topping several charts across the country. He was also featured on Davido's highly rated album, "A Better Time" on a track titled "Fade".

Bella Shmurda  ended his 2020 with one of the biggest songs in the country titled "Cash App". The song is currently topping major charts across the country and is one of the most popular songs on the streets. He was nominated for the "Next Rated" category at the 13th Headies Awards alongside fellow rising stars Omah Lay, Tems and Oxlade. Bella Shmurda is regarded as one of the next big thing and a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian music industry.

Meet "Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe a.k.a LAYCON" - who won the Big Brother Naija Season 5 Reality TV Show.

Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe popularly known professionally as Laycon, is the winner of Big Brother Naija season 5 and currently the youth ambassador of Ogun State, Nigeria.

Laycon is a 27-year-old singer and rapper from Lagos. He was born on the 8th of November, 1993 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a native of Bajuwen, Odeda, Ogun State. He's a graduate of philosophy from the University of Lagos. He graduated in 2016 with a second class upper degree. He started his musical journey at an early age and has now emerged as one of Nigeria’s most promising new school acts. He describes himself as being versatile and able to coin words together to soothe scenarios and moods.

Laycon as an undergraduate in the university of Lagos, interned as the personal assistant to the MD and CEO of Latjum Global Nigeria Limited. After graduating from the university, he moved to Bestman Games, Ikoyi, Lagos where he worked as a sales and business development personnel. Two months later, he became the personal assistant to the assistant director of welfare in administration and human resources at Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy. He also worked as a freelance writer for different companies and establishments.

Laycon entered the Big Brother Naija show as the 19th contestant on 19th of July 2020 and captured the heart of his fans known as ICONS. He became the first housemate of the season to be verified on Instagram on 22nd of July 2020. He broke record, becoming the first housemate in the show's history to reach one million followers on Instagram while still in the house on 19th September 2020. During the finale of the show on 27 September 2020, he was declared the winner scoring a record 60% of the total votes cast and went home with the ₦85 million grand prize.

After Laycon won the Big Brother show, on the 6th of October 2020, he was appointed as the youth ambassador by the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun.

In 2014, he was among the ten artistes that performed at the 2014 Coke Studio University of Lagos event. He was also a top ten finalists of the 2017 MTV Base LSB challenge. Laycon signed into Fierce Nation record label in 2019. On 21 February 2019, he released a track, "Fierce" with Chinko Ekun and Reminisce from his second EP Who Is Laycon? He released another single "Senseless" on 28 August 2020.

Laycon released the video of his latest song 'HipHop' just a day after he signed a partnership for ShowMax first-ever reality series. Laycon featured singer Deshinor in the new song which was produced by Echo The Guru.

Laycon believes that Facts don't care about your feelings. Currently, his biggest achievement was having his song 'Fierce' on MTV BASE Top ten charts for six months.


The year 2020 was known as the pandemic year and was full of uncertainties because of the onset of Coronavirus and then the nation-wide lockdown which followed. The pandemic brought unprecedented circumstances that left us all in a state of shock. The Endsars Protest is also a memory that is still fresh in our mind. In 2021, we are all hopeful that the new year will bring positivity and normalcy.

Due to restrictions and night curfews because of the new strain of coronavirus, people celebrated their New Year with close friends and family. In the positive light of 2021, we decided to drop some New Year resolution ideas. These are also good New Year goals for students who are looking forward to improving their grades.

You can start meditation and yoga ...

Do other exercises to make yourself healthy ...

Start reading books if you don’t do already ...

Make a habit of learning something new each day ...

Play more and get involved in sports for better health ...

Pick up new hobbies for increasing IQ and productivity ...

Cut down on calories and eat more proteins & vitamins ...

Be grateful, happy, and satisfied with what you have ...

Start working more and stop procrastinating ...

Do planks to have a healthy body and lower back ...

Most people will follow their 2021 goals at the beginning of 2021 and then they start getting lazy. Well, what you should do to avoid that is to create a New Year goals worksheet which will help you in remembering your planned goals. 

In the spirit of the season, we say a BIG HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021 to all our families, friends, colleagues, and esteemed readers.

God Bless you all. 

Meet "Vanessa Enowho Morenike Dafe Agbaje" - An enthusiast in the Fashion Luxury Business.

Vanessa Enowho Morenike Dafe Agbaje popularly known as MoMo is a native of Urhobo from Delta state in Nigeria. She is happily married with a beautiful child. 

Vanessa is a graduate of Bells University where she studied Economics. She went ahead to further her studies in the United Kingdom where she graduated with a Masters in Oil and Gas Management from Coventry University.

Vanessa is a vibrant young lady with vast experience in the Fashion Luxury business. She is currently the Admin/Logistics Manager for the popular brand ASHLUXE in Nigeria. ASHLUXE runs an urban fashion wear brand and has clothed Nigeria celebrities such as Davido, Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile among others. Their imprints have also been worn by South African model, Bonang Matheba. The Ashluxe narrative is rising with exposure in music videos such as Naira Marley’s song “Puta”. Its range of pop culture fashion appeals to the millennials and they include T-shirts, hats, pants, socks, slides and track suits among others.

Vanessa Enowho Morenike Dafe Agbaje

She has also worked with the popular Luxury brand, Polo Luxury as an Admin Executive. Polo Luxury deals in luxury brands of timepieces and leather accessories such as Rolex, Breguet, Cartier, Chopard, Roger Dubuis, Piaget, Arnold and Son, Tissot, Montblanc, Longines and more.

Vanessa has also worked with Kwodraent Nigeria Limited, Bell-x Limited, WOW Communications and SITEL Limited in the United Kingdom.

Vanessa Enowho Morenike Dafe Agbaje

Vanessa Enowho Morenike Dafe Agbaje

According to Vanessa, her vast work experience has cut across different sectors which has made it easier for her to adapt in any work environment. She believes that the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens to you. When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life.

Meet " Harry Carter " - The Young Nigerian Rapper Keeping Hip Hop Alive

Ogedegbe Harry Osakpolor known professionally as "Harry Carter" is a Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter.  He was born and raised in Benin and began recording music during his teenage days, releasing songs like "High", "Ceasar" and "Bars For Years" all before getting into college. He is currently studying Biology Education in the University of Benin.

Harry Carter is known for putting out conscious music, creating a style and sound that is fresh, smooth and rare in an industry popular for jumping on trending sounds. He is also known to be versatile switching from Hip Hop to Trap and comtemporary Afrobeats on his tracks.

He started making waves after performing on the same stage with popular Nigerian artiste "Skales" in his first year in the university. In 2017, he released his South African influenced single "NGIMKHULU" which became very popular in his school as well as his hometown. That same year, he went on to release two other major singles titled "WASSUP" and "BEHAVE", which featured fellow Uniben rappers Tkrayne and Reezy.

These three singles were later used as the official soundtracks for the movie "PAYDAY", starring Baaj Adebule, Bisola of Big brother, Ebiye Victor, Zack Orji and others. His next single "ZITHANDE", another South African influenced track was blessed with a feature by 3 Crown's signee and M.I's protege, "Blaqbonez". He also featured the 2017 Hennessy Artistry Winner "Vader" on a track titled "JONZ" and was praised for his melodic flows and smooth lyricism on the song.

Harry Carter made his official music video debut with his 2019 single "WOSKI", which has garnered thousands of views on Youtube. He released his first project in 2020, an EP titled "CARTERLYST" which was accompanied with a chilled and cool tempo single called "MOONSHINE". The EP consist of 6 amazing tracks. He is currently working on his next project scheduled for release probably in 2021.

Check out his cover of Internet Money's Lemonade below.

You can connect with him on social media:

Youtube : Harry Carter
Facebook page : Harry Carter
Twitter : @iamharry_carter
Instagram : @iamharrycarter