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Majek Fashek
Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, is a Nigerian reggae singer-songwriter and guitarist.[1][2] In his homeland he is best known for the 1988 album Prisoner of Conscience which included the single "Send Down the Rain", winning him several awards.[3] Also known as The Rainmaker,[4] he has also worked with various artists worldwide including Tracy Chapman, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and Beyoncé.[5]Contents1 Early life 2 Musical career2.1 Early 80's: Jastix 2.2 1988-1990: Prisoner of Conscience and I&I Experience 2.3 1991: So Long Too Long and American invation3 Musical style 4 Other works 5 Personal life 6 Discography6.1 Studio albums7 Notes 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Fashek was born in Benin City
Benin City
to an Edo mother and a Yoruba father, but identifies with his Benin roots
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Benin City
Benin
Benin
City is a city and the capital of Edo State
Edo State
in southern Nigeria. It is situated approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the Benin
Benin
River and 320 kilometres (200 mi) by road east of Lagos. Benin
Benin
City is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, and oil production is also a significant industry. The indigenous people of Benin
Benin
City are Edo and they speak the Edo language and other Edoid languages. The people of Benin
Benin
City are known as Edo or Bini. The people of the city have one of the richest dress cultures on the African continent and are known for their beads, body marks, bangles, anklets and raffia work
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Jimi Hendrix
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".[1] Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division; he was granted an honorable discharge the following year
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PMAN
Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (also known as Performing Musicians Employers' Association Of Nigeria and abbreviated as PMAN) is an organisation founded by Christy Essien-Igbokwe and Sunny Okosun in 1984 to guide, protect and promote the interests of musicians in the west African nation of Nigeria. Authorized by the government of Nigeria under the Trade Unions Act, the organisation also has the responsibility to regulate the practice of music profession in the country. As of 1 August 2017, the president of PMAN is Lord Kersten Boomtrillion , the first vice president is Gbenga Falope and the second vice president is Baba Ojonugwa J.F.O
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Columbia Records
Columbia Records
Columbia Records
is an American major record label owned by Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment through Sony
Sony
Entertainment, both are subsidiaries of Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation
of America, the United States division of Sony Corporation. It was founded in 1887 from an earlier enterprise named the American Graphophone
Graphophone
Company, the successor to the Volta Graphophone
Graphophone
Company.[1] From 1961 to 1990, Columbia's recordings were released outside the U.S. and Canada under the name CBS
CBS
Records to avoid being confused with the Columbia Graphophone Company
Columbia Graphophone Company
in the UK
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New York Daily News
The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City. As of May 2016[update], it was the ninth-most widely circulated daily newspaper in the United States.[2] It was founded in 1919, and was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format. Since 2017, it has been owned by the news publishing company Tronc.Contents1 History 2 Editorial stance and style 3 Headquarters 4 Printing facilities 5 Pulitzer Prizes 6 Noteworthy front pages 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit]February 5, 1921 front pageThe Daily News was founded by Joseph Medill Patterson
Joseph Medill Patterson
in 1919, as the Illustrated Daily News. (It was not connected to an earlier New York Daily News, which was founded in 1855, flourished under Benjamin Wood, and ceased publication in December 1906.) Patterson and his cousin, Robert R. McCormick
Robert R

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Late Night With David Letterman
Late Night with David Letterman
David Letterman
is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman. It premiered on NBC
NBC
on February 1, 1982,[1] and concluded on June 25, 1993. Letterman began hosting Late Show with David Letterman
David Letterman
on CBS
CBS
in August 1993
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Island Records
Island Records
Island Records
is a British-Jamaican record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
(UMG). It was founded by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall and Leslie Kong in Jamaica
Jamaica
in 1959.[1] Blackwell sold the label to PolyGram
PolyGram
in 1989. Island and another label recently acquired by PolyGram, A&M Records, were both at the time the largest independent record labels in history, with Island in particular having exerted a major influence on the progressive UK music scene in the early 1970s. Three Island labels exist in the world: Island UK, Island US, and Island Australia, with the main label operating out of London
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Bob Marley
Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon,[1][2][3][4][5] blending mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee "Scratch" Perry.[6] After the Wailers disbanded in 1974,[7] Marley pursued a solo career upon his relocation to England that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and elevated his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.[8][9] Exodus stayed on the British album charts for 56 consecutive weeks. It included four UK hit singles: "Exodus", "Waiting in Vain", "Jamming", and "One Love"
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Fela Kuti
Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also professionally known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.[1][2] He has been called "superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend."[3] During the height of his popularity, he was often hailed as one of Africa's most "challenging and charismatic music performers."[4]Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life and career 1.2 1970s 1.3 1980s and beyond 1.4 Death2 Music 3 Political views and activism3.1 Activism 3.2 Political views4 Legacy 5 Discography 6 Filmography 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksBiography[edit] Early life and career[edit]Reverend Israel and Funmilayo beside him, Dolu is behind and Fela in foreground, baby in arms is not named (most likely Beko), Olikoye is to the rightFela was born Olu
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Nigerian Television Authority
The Nigerian Television Authority
Nigerian Television Authority
- also known as NTA is a Nigerian government-owned and partly commercial broadcaster that was inaugurated in 1977. At inauguration it had monopoly on television broadcasting in the country.[1] The NTA runs the biggest television network in Nigeria with stations in several parts of Nigeria. Formerly known as Nigerian Television (NTV), the network began with a takeover of regional television stations in 1976 by the then Nigerian military authorities, and is widely viewed as the authentic voice of the Nigerian government
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Fuji Music
Fuji is a popular Nigerian musical genre. It arose from the improvisational Ajisari/were music tradition, which is a kind of music performed to wake Muslims before dawn during the Ramadan
Ramadan
fasting season. Were
Were
music/ Ajisari itself was made popular by Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister.Contents1 History1.1 Modernization 1.2 Continued growth2 Notes 3 External linksHistory[edit] Were
Were
music/Ajisari, traditionally, was an Islamic type music played by the Muslim children in Yorubaland
Yorubaland
to wake the faithful for fasting or Suhur
Suhur
during Ramadan
Ramadan
period. This musical genre was made popular by Alhaji Dauda Epo-Akara, the deceased who based in Ibadan,was the "awurebe" founder and Ganiyu Kuti, a.k.a
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Jùjú Music
Contemporary:Apala Fuji Were Yoruba Highlife Waka Jùjú Afrobeat SakaraFolk/Traditional:Ehin Ogbe Bolojo Obitun Biripo Bata Olele Ijala Gelede Ekun Iyawo/Rara Dadakuada Oriki Esa Alamo Gbedu Iremoje EwiNotable PersonalitiesList of Yoruba peopleReligionGod Olorun Olodumare OlofiDivination Ifá Opon Ifá Opele Odù IfáOrishas Obatala Osanyin Elegba Yemoja Olokun Shango Oya/Yansa Ogun Babalú-Ayé Oshun Oshosi Orunmila Aganju More....DiasporaOkus Bahians Saros Akus Sierra Leone Creoles Taboms, Agudas & Amaros Afro-Cubans / Lucumis United States Afro-Dominicans Afro-Haitians Canada Ivory Coast Britain IrelandFestivals & EventsWest Africa:Osun-Osogbo Olojo Igogo Eyo Festival Badagry Festival Odun Ogun Ojude Oba Oro Aké Arts & Book Festival World Sango Festival Odun Egungun Lisabi Odun Olokun Orosun Yoruba Drum FestivalDiaspora:Odunde Festival Yoruba Arts Festival
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Nollywood
Nollywood
Nollywood
is a sobriquet that originally referred to the Nigerian film industry.[1] The origin of the term dates back to early 2000s, traced to an article in The New York Times.[2][3] Due to the history of evolving meanings and contexts, there is no clear or agreed-upon definition for the term, and it has been subjected to several controversies.Contents1 Etymology 2 Sub-industries2.1 Nigerian cinema 2.2 Ghanaian English-language cinema 2.3 Nollywood
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Abuja
Abuja
Abuja
(/əˈbuːdʒə/)[4] is the capital city of Nigeria
Nigeria
located in the centre of the country within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It is a planned city and was built mainly in the 1980s,[5] replacing the country's most populous city of Lagos
Lagos
as the capital on 12 December 1991. Abuja's geography is defined by Aso Rock, a 400-metre (1,300 ft) monolith left by water erosion. The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the city extend to the south of the rock. Zuma Rock, a 792-metre (2,598 ft) monolith, lies just north of the city on the expressway to Kaduna. At the 2006 census, the city of Abuja
Abuja
had a population of 776,298,[6] making it one of the ten most populous cities in Nigeria
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Lightyear Entertainment
Lightyear Entertainment, headquartered in Studio City, California, is a distributor of independent motion pictures on DVD, Video On Demand, as well as a distributor of music and music videos on CD, DVD, and digital distribution.[1] Lightyear's independent film business in North America is now conducted through eOne Entertainment. From 2008–10, it was through Vivendi/Universal distribution,[1] and, from 1995–2008, through Warner Home Video. From 1991–95, it was distributed through BMG. Lightyear's music business in North America is conducted through Caroline Distribution/Universal Music Group. Its origins were as a management buyout of RCA Video Productions, Inc. in 1987
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