Mavin Records is a Nigerian record label founded by record producer and recording artist Don Jazzy on May 8, 2012. The label's inception came to fruition following the closure of Mo' Hits Records, a record label owned by the aforementioned producer and D'banj; the label is home to recording artists such as Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, Dr SID, D'Prince, Di'Ja, Johnny Drille, Poe, DNA Twins and Rema. The label houses a roster of producers such as Jazzy himself and Baby Fresh. In 2014, DJ Big N became the label's official disc jockey. Wande Coal, Reekado Banks and Iyanya were signed to the label. On May 8, 2012, the label released its compilation album Solar Plexus. In January 2019, Mavin Records secured a multi-million dollar investment from Kupanda Holdings, a subsidiary of Kupanda Capital and TPG Growth. Mavin Records started as a result of D'banj's departure from Mo Hits. Prior to commenting on D'banj's exit from Mo' Hits, there were allegations that D'banj signed over Mo' Hits to Don Jazzy. In an interview with Sunday Punch, Don Jazzy addressed D'banj's departure from Mo Hits, saying, "We were working together and all was going on well.
It got to a point where I looked at the situation and we both decided that it was not working and we had to move on". Don Jazzy alluded to being hesitant of a name change. According to BellaNaija, the term "Mavin" describes someone, gifted and skilled in any field. Upon establishing the rebranded record label, Don Jazzy said he sees Mavin Records being the power house of Music in Africa in the shortest possible time. After re-branding Mo' Hits to Mavin, Don Jazzy signed Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage. Pulse Nigeria reported that Don Jazzy admires drive. Pulse Nigeria reported that Mavin Records signed producers Aluko "Altims" Timothy and Sunday "BabyFresh" Enejere to the label. On May 7, 2012, the record label launched its official website and introduced their fans to the Mavin league, a social networking site designed to cater to their fans worldwide. Don Jazzy signed endorsement deals with Loya Milk after establishing the label. Within a year of becoming a revamped brand, The Mavins released "Take Banana" and "Oma Ga" as singles from their debut compilation album Solar Plexus.
In February 2014, Don Jazzy signed Di'Ja, Reekado Banks and Korede Bello to Mavin Records a week after each other. On May 1, 2014, The Mavins released. On February 25, 2015, Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage both signed endorsement deals with Konga.com. On October 31, 2016, several media outlets in Nigeria reported that Iyanya signed a record deal with Mavin Records. Both Iyanya and Don Jazzy confirmed the report via Instagram. On February 28, 2017, Don Jazzy announced the signings of Johnny Drille and the DNA Twins to Mavin Records. In March 2019, Don Jazzy announced the signing of Rema to Mavin Records. Reports about Wande Coal's departure surfaced after he released and promoted the single "Kilaju" without the support of Mavin Records. On November 5, 2013, Wande Coal released a song titled "Baby Face" and gave production credits to Shizzi. Subsequently, Don Jazzy accused Wande Coal of intellectual property theft. Moreover, he uploaded a studio demo of "Baby Face", recorded the previous year. Wande Coal tweeted several times.
In addition, Coal tweeted a link to the "original" studio version of the song. Entertainment lawyer Demilade Olaosun spoke to Premium Times newspaper about intellectual property, he said the song is a property of Mavin Records since it was produced and voiced by an official of the label. The lawyer stated that since Coal's recording contract was not made available to the public, speculations cannot be made about the IP of the recording sound. On November 7, 2013, Mavin Records sent out a press release announcing the departure of Wande Coal; the press release came shortly after the Twitter feud between Wande Coal. In a radio interview with Beat FM in February 2018, Iyanya announced his exit from Mavin Records, saying, "I’m now signed to Temple Music but I’m a Mavin for life, it was not a beef. I was there and it was time to move on". In December 2018, Reekado Banks announced his departure from Mavin Records via Instagram. Mavin Records was nominated for Best Record Label of the Year at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards.
The label won the aforementioned category at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards. Don Jazzy Altims Baby Fresh Official website
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, online services. It is considered one of the Big Four of technology along with Amazon and Facebook; the company's hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, the HomePod smart speaker. Apple's software includes the macOS and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites, as well as professional applications like Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Xcode, its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store, Mac App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, iMessage, iCloud. Other services include Apple Store, Genius Bar, AppleCare, Apple Pay, Apple Pay Cash, Apple Card. Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell Wozniak's Apple I personal computer, though Wayne sold his share back within 12 days.
It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. in January 1977, sales of its computers, including the Apple II, grew quickly. Within a few years and Wozniak had hired a staff of computer designers and had a production line. Apple went public in 1980 to instant financial success. Over the next few years, Apple shipped new computers featuring innovative graphical user interfaces, such as the original Macintosh in 1984, Apple's marketing advertisements for its products received widespread critical acclaim. However, the high price of its products and limited application library caused problems, as did power struggles between executives. In 1985, Wozniak departed Apple amicably and remained an honorary employee, while Jobs and others resigned to found NeXT; as the market for personal computers expanded and evolved through the 1990s, Apple lost market share to the lower-priced duopoly of Microsoft Windows on Intel PC clones. The board recruited CEO Gil Amelio to what would be a 500-day charge for him to rehabilitate the financially troubled company—reshaping it with layoffs, executive restructuring, product focus.
In 1997, he led Apple to buy NeXT, solving the failed operating system strategy and bringing Jobs back. Jobs pensively regained leadership status, becoming CEO in 2000. Apple swiftly returned to profitability under the revitalizing Think different campaign, as he rebuilt Apple's status by launching the iMac in 1998, opening the retail chain of Apple Stores in 2001, acquiring numerous companies to broaden the software portfolio. In January 2007, Jobs renamed the company Apple Inc. reflecting its shifted focus toward consumer electronics, launched the iPhone to great critical acclaim and financial success. In August 2011, Jobs resigned as CEO due to health complications, Tim Cook became the new CEO. Two months Jobs died, marking the end of an era for the company. Apple is well known for its size and revenues, its worldwide annual revenue totaled $265 billion for the 2018 fiscal year. Apple is the world's largest information technology company by revenue and the world's third-largest mobile phone manufacturer after Samsung and Huawei.
In August 2018, Apple became the first public U. S. company to be valued at over $1 trillion. The company employs 123,000 full-time employees and maintains 504 retail stores in 24 countries as of 2018, it operates the iTunes Store, the world's largest music retailer. As of January 2018, more than 1.3 billion Apple products are in use worldwide. The company has a high level of brand loyalty and is ranked as the world's most valuable brand. However, Apple receives significant criticism regarding the labor practices of its contractors, its environmental practices and unethical business practices, including anti-competitive behavior, as well as the origins of source materials. Apple Computer Company was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne; the company's first product is the Apple I, a computer designed and hand-built by Wozniak, first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club. Apple I was sold as a motherboard —a base kit concept which would now not be marketed as a complete personal computer.
The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 and was market-priced at $666.66. Apple Computer, Inc. was incorporated on January 3, 1977, without Wayne, who had left and sold his share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak for $800 only twelve days after having co-founded Apple. Multimillionaire Mike Markkula provided essential business expertise and funding of $250,000 during the incorporation of Apple. During the first five years of operations revenues grew exponentially, doubling about every four months. Between September 1977 and September 1980, yearly sales grew from $775,000 to $118 million, an average annual growth rate of 533%; the Apple II invented by Wozniak, was introduced on April 16, 1977, at the first West Coast Computer Faire. It differs from its major rivals, the TRS-80 and Commodore PET, because of its character cell-based color graphics and open architecture. While early Apple II models use ordinary cassette tapes as storage devices, they were superseded by the introduction of a 5 1⁄4-inch floppy disk drive and interface called the Disk II.
The Apple II was chosen to be the desktop platform for the first "killer app" of the business world: VisiCalc, a spreadsheet program. VisiCalc created a business market for the Apple II and gave home users an additional reason to buy an Apple II: compatibility with the office. Before VisiCalc, Apple had been a distant third place c
"Mr Oreo" is a song recorded by Nigerian singer Iyanya. It was released on June 4, 2014, as the second single from Made Men Music Group's compilation album, The Evolution; the song appeared on Iyanya's third studio album, Applaudise. The song was produced by Selebobo. On May 29, 2014, Iyanya's record label Made Men Music Group released the compilation album The Evolution, which included this track titled as "Mr Orio". On June 4, 2014, the song was released commercially on iTunes. "Mr Oreo" appeared on Iyanya's third studio album, released in September 2015. The music video for "Mr Oreo" was filmed in Brooklyn, New York City. While talking about the filming in an interview with OkayAfrica, Iyanya said; the first images from the video shoot were released online in August 2014, while a behind-the-scenes video was released on September 15, 2014. The music video premiered on September 2014, via Iyanya's Vevo channel. An official lyrics video was uploaded to his Vevo channel on February 20, 2015. Music video on YouTube Lyrics video on YouTube
"Ur Waist" is a song by Nigerian singer Iyanya. It was released as the second single from his second studio album, Desire; the song features vocals from Emma Nyra. The accompanying music video for "Ur Waist" was directed by Clarence Peters, it was shot at Suntan Beach in Badagry. A behind-the-scenes video was uploaded onto YouTube on August 23, 2012. Iyanya mentioned Yvonne Nelson, Tonto Dikeh, Tiwa Savage in the song. A controversy arose during his freestyle on Tim Westwood's Crib Sessions. Iyanya said, "Yvonne Nelson, I have Your medicine", but replaced it with "Yvonne Nelson, I lost your medicine" during the freestyle. "Ur Waist" was nominated for Best Pop Single and Song of the Year at The Headies 2013, held in Lagos on December 26, 2013. "Ur Waist" earned Iyanya a nomination for Best International Performance at the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards. Digital single
Desire (Iyanya album)
Desire is the second studio album by Nigerian singer Iyanya. It was released on February 2013, by Made Men Music Group; the album's production was handled by Tee-Y Mix, D'Tunes, Mr. Chidoo, GospelOnDeBeatz and Young D. Desire features guest appearances from M. I, Wizkid, D'banj, Emma Nyra, Tiwa Savage, Flavour N'abania, May D, Vector and Yung L, it was supported by six singles—"Kukere", "Kukere", "Flavour", "Jombolo", "Ur Waist" and "Sexy Mama". The meaning behind Desire stems from the concept of one having an alter ego. In a nutshell, Iyanya contrasts his dualistic personalities, he said, "Desire was just an R & B guy with a great voice who took time to write music and talk about his feelings but just a few people appreciate Desire. Desire never made so much money. Desire always begged for shows, hustles for everything. Iyanya is accepted by all." Iyanya started working on the album after wrapping up his debut album My Story. He got inspired to record the hit single "Kukere" during a visit to his hometown of Calabar.
During the same visit, Iyanya realized. In order to popularize the dance, he teamed up with producer D'Tunes and recorded "Kukere". Iyanya and his management team celebrated the successful completion of the album by launching the two-concert series called "Iyanya vs. Desire"; the first concert was held at Abuja's International Conference Centre on February 24, 2013, featured performances from D'banj, M. I, Tiwa Savage, Flavour N'abania, May D, Kcee, Slo-Flo, Addiction, I-Sick and Tekno Miles; the second concert was held at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos, on March 2, 2013. It featured performances from D'banj, M. I, Tiwa Savage, Flavour N'abania, Seyi Shay, May D, Vector, Iceberg Slim and Lola Rae. Iyanya promoted the album in London by performing at the Indigo02 Arena in London, he performed at the HMV Ritz in Manchester. The Indigo02 concert was held on June 9, 2013, while the one at HMV Ritz was held on June 14, 2013. On December 4, 2011, the D'Tunes-produced "Kukere" was released as the album's lead single.
Its music video was directed by Patrick Elis. The album's second single "Ur Waist" was released on July 8, 2012, it features vocals from Emma Nyra. The music video for the song was directed by Clarence Peters; the D'banj-assisted remix of "Kukere" was released as the album's third single on August 20, 2012. Iyanya released the D'Tunes-produced "Flavour" as the album's fourth single on November 10, 2012; the music video for the song was directed by Mr. Moe Musa; the fifth and sixth singles were released on June 12, 2013, respectively. The latter features vocals from Flavour N'abania. Desire was met with mixed reviews from music critics. A writer for TayoTV assigned a score of 7 out of 10, adding, "After listening to the album a couple of times, I believe Iyanya has room to improve, he has good producers who supply him with great beats, some of the track are awesome but some were below par." Reviewing for Nigerian Entertainment Today, Ayomide Tayo said the album is "nothing more than a product of the times we live in".
He said the album is a "pop driven LP aimed at pleasing a demography that loves beats and dance, at the expense of lyrics". The music blog Jaguda gave the album 2.5 stars out of 5, adding, "Desire is a jam-packed with shallow and monotonous club and radio friendly cuts which will hold grounds individually but as a body of work, it falls flat on its face." Wilfred Okiche, whose review was on YNaija website, said. Okiche further stated that majority of the artists on the LP "cannot see past their hunger for fame and today’s club banger". Desire was nominated for Album of the Year and Best R&B/Pop Album at The Headies 2013
The Evolution (Made Men Music Group album)
The Evolution is a compilation album by recording artists of Nigerian record label Made Men Music Group. It was released on May 29, 2014; the album's production was handled by Selebobo along with additional production from Tekno and DJ Coublon. Moreover, Selebobo mastered the album; the title of the album references evolution within the Nigerian Music Industry