King Dairo Oluwasanmi Adeniyi famously known as Sanmi Michael Akile Tungba of New York is one of the Nigerian born singers making great waves in diaspora.
Is currently based in US where is plying his trade.
The very creative and multiple talents singer was born in to the family of musician and he has started playing music at very tender age. However, the amiable singer can also play many musical instruments, this made him to stand out among his peers.
In this interview, he took us into his background, his music, his sojourn to US and many other things about him
Tell us about your journey in to music
My Name is Dairo Oluwasanmi Adeniyi. Born to the family of Rev & lady Evangelist Olatunde Dairo
I Went Sacred Heart Private School Onireke ibadan, also attended
Molusi College, ijebu igbo,Ogun state.
I had my tertiary institution at Ladoke Akintola University of technology Ogbomosho where i studied Agricultural Economics and Extension.
I’m currently Based in New York. United States of America and
Blessed with wonderful 3 kids
I was born into music because my dad was a musician in the olden days with Victor Olaiya, Adeolu Akinsanya etc
I started from playing from church, before i later Joined Yinka Ayefele’s Band and i later Established my own band .
I have played with numerous artists in Nigeria before I traveled abroad. .
Playing keyboard was my major before going into lead vocalist.
Can we say that your dad influenced your choice of playing music?
Yes, because music runs in the blood and my mum was a choir director too and started playing piano from the age 10.
Did you face any objection from your parents when you started music at that very tender age?
Yes, because, my dad knew the problem in Music but i later have my way to face music fully, thank God, I’m not regretting my decision.
What were the steps taken when you started music properly, how did you manage to stamp your name among various musicians you met on the scene
I have God first and it was God that helped me to achieve all my goals in music industry.
There are sorts of problems in any business you do which is normal but for you to excel and to scale through is another thing.
Tell us some of the challenges faced as a beginner then?
Let me just mention few out of them, for instance,
When you at a party and rain started at the time you about to make money another instance is when you meet another artist at the event and your equipment refused to work at all.
Sometimes to get our balance from client after performance also given us serious challenge, but thank God with determination we were able to overcome all the challenges.
Who are your contemporaries in the music cycle?
Femo Lancaster, Lanre Atorise, Yinka Adonia.
How many albums to your credit?
Thanksgiving and Praise time
When did you released them?
2008 and 2015
Another one coming out this December titled ‘MY TIME’
Your sojourn to US, let’s talk about it
I left Nigeria for Yankee in 2013 finally and since then my music has been doing great, this makes the entire people of New york gave me the title ‘AKILE TUNGBA OF NYC
Basically, what kind of music did you play?
I played Gospel- Juju music.
How will you compare music in Nigeria and USA?
To be frank with you,
Music in Nigeria is the best because you will have all you need to make your music grow but here in America you will use any resources available.
Especially, talking of band Men here is really hard but tank God i can play keyboard myself which really helped me a lot.
That is the reason why i visited Nigeria twice a year to download and reload back.
As a very handsome dude, how did you cope with female admirers?
Its not easy, but self determination is very important in business and you must not put Business with pleasure
Who is your role model in the music industry?
Sir Shina Peters and My World best Boss Evang Olayinka Ayefele ” OJA ”
Finally, what your fans should be expected from your coming album
The album loading is to appreciate all my fans home and abroad, even to those who have contributed in one way or the other to my success too. Full of Alujo all through and Praises too
American Music Mogul Dr Dre To Pay $1.5m Legal Fee To Estranged Wife, Nicole Young
American music mogul, Dr Dre has been ordered by a court to pay $1.5M to his estranged wife, Nicole Young, as their messy divorce case rages on.
In the order, the judge in the divorce case ruled this week that the veteran rap artiste pay Young another $1.55 million in legal fees and costs — after already coughing out over $2 million to his estranged wife.
The judge estimated that Nicole’s reasonable legal fees in the case so far should total $3 million, plus costs. Dre will now have to pay $1 million towards the balance of her fees, plus another $550,000 in costs associated with the case, the judge ruled, PageSix.com reports.
The payment would be for fees and costs through July 2, 2021. But it is unclear what the eventual tab will be moving forward in the case.
Young and her lawyers had previously said fees in the case were close to $4 million. The court papers reflect that Young’s legal tab can cost up to $1,100 per hour. She is being represented in the case by hotshot celebrity attorney, Samantha Spector.
The judge further ruled, as had been previously ordered, that Dre should pay Nicole $293,306 in monthly temporary spousal support — and that Dre must also pay for household costs including security, insurance, gardening, taxes, repairs and maintenance, retroactive to September 1, 2020.
That comes to $3,812,987 over the past year, the judge estimated in the ruling, adding that the previously paid living expenses that Dre had turned over already may not have included all the costs for the home. The ruling also said that the parties must confer on any added expenses Dre owes Young on the household costs by next month.
Tupac Shakur’s Murder 25 Years On
The iconic hip hop artist was riding shotgun in a car driven by Death Row Records head Marian “Suge” Knight on September 7, 1996 when a white Cadillac pulled up alongside them on Flamingo Road and opened fire.
At least 12 shots were fired, four of which struck Tupac and one of which grazed the head of Suge Knight.
Tupac died six days later from the fatal blows. He was 25 years old.
Despite it taking place on a busy street, a block away from the Las Vegas Strip, no one has ever been arrested for Tupac’s murder, Yahoo News reports.
Tupac’s demise has prompted many conspiracy theories, with many pointing the finger at the Southside Crips, a gang from Compton, California. Tupac was involved with the Mob Piru Bloods, who are a known rival of the Crips.
It’s said Tupac “signed his death warrant” when he and his Bloods bodyguards beat one of Crips members, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, in the lobby of the Bruce Seldon vs. Mike Tyson fight venue earlier that night.
“When he ran across the lobby of that casino and slugged another gang member, he signed his own death warrant,” said former Los Angeles Police Department detective Greg Kading, who led a task force to investigate the murder of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls.
Kady confirmed it was Anderson who later pulled the trigger in the drive-by-shooting that ultimately “cost him his life.”
Others, like Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chuck Philips, posited that it was Tupac’s friend-turned-rival Biggie Smalls (real name Christopher Wallace) who ordered the hit on the rapper and gave his attackers the gun.
It’s well known that Wallace had previously offered to pay the Crips $1m for the hit.
The public feud between the two rappers previously inspired the pair’s infamous beef tracks – Biggie’s Who Shot Ya? and Tupac’s savage response Hit ‘Em Up.
To this day, Hit ‘Em Up is considered the greatest ‘diss track’ of all time, with violent threats made toward Biggie and fellow East Coast rappers.
It’s said the song’s release only exacerbated the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry of the ‘90s and played a role in Tupac’s death – as he was shot three months after its release.
Tupac’s death set off a series of events, which saw Biggie gunned down in a hit ordered by the West Coast rapper’s friend Suge Knight. It was a gun-for-hire Wardell “Poochie” Fouse who pulled the trigger.
Both Anderson and Poochie were killed before they could be charged. Anderson was shot and killed collecting a drug debt in 1998, while Poochie was gunned down riding his motorcycle in 2003.
As a result, the Tupac and Biggie cases remain “technically” unsolved.
Music Star, Sanmi Michael Bags Ambassadorial Deal
Nigerian born and American based music star, King Sanmi Michael popularly known as Akile Atugba is a very happy person, as the highly creative and talented singer just bagged ambassadorial deal from Base of believe entertainment.
We learned that Sanmi Michael was picked due to his immense contribution to the growth and development of music in diaspora and America in particular.
While speaking with us, Sanmi Michael who started music at tender age said is very happy to be picked as ambassador by the Base of believe entertainment.
‘I’m very happy to be brand ambassador, this would enable me to put more efforts in my music. I also thanked the management of Base of believe entertainment for the great opportunity’.
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