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NotJustOk is a Nigerian music download website created in June 2006 by Ademola Ogundele. With over 1.2 million viewers per month, from 183 countries, it is one of the most visited websites in Nigeria.
Coined from Seth Godin's book Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable , NotJustOk was started as a personal blog by Ademola Ogundele in 2006. It evolved into a music website after Ademola posted a clip of 9ice's performance at Nelson Mandela's 90th anniversary concert, which rapidly increased the traffic of the website.Currently with few employees, NotJustOk is managed by Ademola Ogundele and Ovie Ofugara.
Described as "a revolution in Nigerian music" by Isioma Osaje of YNaija , NotJustOk delivers music and music videos from the hip hop and contemporary music genres.It also allows artists to upload their songs to the public through an online platform called "mynotjustok". The website contributed to the sales of popular music albums, including Superstar by Wizkid, The W Experience by Banky W, C.E.O by Da Grin, and M.I.2 by M.I.
NotJustOk was voted the "Best Nigerian Music Website" at the City People Entertainment Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. It was also voted "Blog of The Year" at the 2013 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
|Year||Award ceremony||Award description||Result|
|2011||City People Entertainment Awards||Music Website of The Year||Won|
|2012||City People Entertainment Awards||Music Website of The Year||Won|
|2013||2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Blog of The Year||Won|
|2013||City People Entertainment Awards||Music Website of The Year||Won|
|2014||Black Weblog Award||Best Music Blog||Won|
|2014||City People Entertainment Awards||Music Website of The Year||Won|
Panshak Zamani, better known as Ice Prince, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor. He rose to fame after releasing "Oleku", one of Nigeria's most remixed songs of all time. He won the 2009 Hennessy Artistry Club Tour. His debut studio album Everybody Loves Ice Prince was released in 2011. It was supported by three singles: "Oleku", "Superstar" and "Juju". In 2013, Ice Prince released Fire of Zamani as his second studio album. The album contained the singles "Aboki", "More", "Gimme Dat" and "I Swear". On 1 July 2015, Ice Prince was announced as the vice president of Chocolate City. He held the position until he left the label in 2016.
Chinedu Okoli, better known by his stage name Flavour N'abania or simply Flavour, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He began his musical career as a drummer for a local church. Flavour is popularly known across Africa and the world for his hit song "Nwa Baby ". He is currently signed to 2nite Entertainment.
The discography of Wizkid, a Nigerian Afrobeats recording artist, consists of three studio albums, one compilation album, fifty singles, forty-four promotional singles, sixteen guest appearances, six cameo appearances and thirty-three music videos. Wizkid started his music career at age 11, releasing a seven-track collaborative album with Glorious Five entitled Lil Prinz. Wizkid took the Nigerian music industry by storm when he collaborated with Naeto C, Ikechukwu, M.I and Kel. He signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009. From 2009 through 2011, Wizkid worked on materials for his debut album Superstar, the most highly anticipated Nigerian album of 2011. Superstar was supported by the singles "Love My Baby", "Pakurumo", "Tease Me/Bad Guys", "Don't Dull" and "Holla at Your Boy".
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"Gobe" is a song by Nigerian singer Davido, released on February 25, 2013. It peaked at number 1 on MTV Base's Official Naija Top Ten chart, surpassing Banky W.'s "Yes/No". The song stayed at the top of the music chart for three weeks and was eventually toppled by Kcee's "Limpopo".
Clarence Peters is a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker and cinematographer. He is the founder and CEO of Capital Dream Pictures, a production company that specialises in the realms of the performing arts, film and video. He is also the founder and CEO of Capital Hill Records, a record label home to Chidinma, Tha Suspect and Illbliss. He was ranked 2nd on Channel O's list of the Top 10 Most Visionary Music Video Directors. In 1998, he was involved in a Mobil-sponsored music video for a documentary on AIDS. He directed 40 episodes of the TV series Everyday People. Peters has directed music videos for recording artists across an array of genres and generations, including Darey, Durella, and Wizkid. In 2012, he shot the music video for Shuga's theme song, which was recorded by Boneye from P-Unit, Banky W., Wizkid and L-Tido. Peters has also shot a good number of documentaries, TV commercials, short films, and TV features. In April 2014, Absolut Vodka honoured him for his creativity.
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Amarachi Uyanne, popularly known by her stage name Amarachi, is a Nigerian teenage singer, dancer and violinist. She is best known for winning the maiden edition of Nigeria's Got Talent.
Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor. He began his career while in secondary school after forming a group called "The School Boys" with his friend before his professional career as a music artist began in 2009. Falz became more well-known after his song "Marry Me" featuring vocals from Poe and Yemi Alade.
Niniola Apata, known professionally as Niniola, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. She participated in the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa in 2013. After releasing her debut single "Ibadi", she was nominated for Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Shadrach Adeboye Folarin, professionally referred to as Shaydee, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and vocalist. In 2015, Shaydee was listed on notJustOk's list of "15 Artists to Watch in 2015". He is best known for his hit single titled "Won Gbo Mi", featuring vocal appearance from Wizkid.
Ekenedilichukwu Ijemba, better known by his stage name Humblesmith, is a Nigerian afropop recording artist who achieved recognition upon the release of his single titled "Osinachi". In 2019 he got featured by Umuobiligbo on a track Tittled Nwalie which later won a nomination spot at the 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He first ventured into the entertainment business as an actor, starring in a number of films including Hypertension (2010) with Sam Loco Efe. Currently signed to N-tyze Entertainment, he made the list of "10 Artists To Watch in 2016" by notJustOk.
Triumph Grandeur is a Nigerian record producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music director, creative writer and trainer
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Ada Ogochukwu Ehi, simply known by her stage name Ada Ehi, is a Nigerian-born international gospel singer-songwriter, recording and performing artist. She started her musical career at the age of 10 as a backup singer for child star, Tosin Jegede. Since she professionally started her music career under Loveworld Records in 2009, she has increasingly gained local and international popularity through her songs and music videos.
Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, known professionally as Zlatan, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and dancer. In 2014, he won the Airtel-sponsored One Mic talent show held in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Towards the end of 2018, Zlatan released a single titled "Zanku", with a new dance routine of the same name. On 3 November 2019, he released his debut studio album Zanku, an acronym for Zlatan Abeg No Kill Us.