If you add value first, money will follow – Audu Maikori

Many people believe you must have money to get any business started, this is often not the case, “you must find a value to offer, then someone will put money in it”, Audu said. In a chat with TVCconnectMeets, Audu Maikori, former CEO of Chocolate City Music Group spoke about music, business and how to make it in the face of competition. Recognising music as a tool for cultural expression, Audu said;  “Music is another means of cultural expression. My approach to music business is that you want to create and give a platform for talented people to express themselves and connect with their audiences.” He explains that getting and managing talents; managing the managers of those talents i.e. the right personnel with right skill set to manage human resource can be a huge challenge. On originality “If all you do is copy what others are doing, it is only a matter of time before...

Judges eliminate Ramar254 from ‘Tecno Own the Stage’

TVC E Ramar254 missed his lines during his performance and was eliminated from the ongoing Tecno Own the Stage reality show. He was next, performing another Sauti Sol single, Money Lover. But he got a stern reprimand from Bien for missing his lines during his performance. Providing a humorous twist, M.I came to the Kenyan’s rescue by heaping all the blame on Bien. He said: “I don’t know who wrote that song, I don’t know what group sang that song but that was a terrible piece of music.” It was thereafter the turn of Nigeria’s flag-bearer, Shaapera’s to take to the stage with her rendition of Ms Alade’s Johnny. And it was a performance to behold by the Nigerian who, unknown to the audience, had earlier been involved in an accident and was only given the green light hours before the episode was shot. The revelation made her feat all the more spectacular...