Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Recap On How Underground III Went Down

Hello guys,

Underground was here again on the 27th of November, 2010 at Soul Lounge at the Palm and kicked off 5pm on the dot (Yes, No naija time.. lol)

Before I go on, just want to say a big thank you to all Underground supporters and guests. we couldn't have done this without you all.

For those of you familiar with the Underground concept, the event provides a platform for individuals with amazing talents to showcase themselves to the world as they plan to enter the entertainment/music industry.

The underground thereby acts as a support, tool of awareness and publicity of these amazing artistes.

The 3rd Edition of the Underground was powered by Dreamblast enterprises - West Africa's official supplier of the Drunkn Munky clothing brand. It was also supported by 360nobs.comand Chocolate city and H & V (A PR and Marketing firm).

It was hosted by Folashayo Oke (Inner circle President) and Tolu Togun (Director, Dreamblast enterprises) who kicked off the event by giving a summary of the event, announcing the contestants and recognizing Jesse Jagz for his support.

An epical showdown with all genre of music fully represented, this edition attracted a total number of 50 entries which was narrowed down to the best 13 through the help of a panel of professional musicians who focused on creativity, lyrics and vocal range.

When the first edition started, audience was at a number of about 80-100 and grew to 200 in the 2nd and now, its a huge success with over 400 people in attendance. Once again we say a big THANK YOU!

There were special appearances by Adey, Jesse Jagz, Tosyn Bucknor, Beazy, Pope, Noble Igwe and loads more.

The 13 contestants that performed at this event were (Cj,Chris Nice, Gambeet, DOS, Ill Tizzi, Krolex,LOS, OK Davies, Tola Smith, Stanchi, Trip city, Victor and X-Tee) ready to show off their talents to the audience and celebrity judges in attendance- Jesse Jagz and Mr.Control (Adey).

One after the other, the acts performed and it was obvious they meant business as they were able to WOW the crowd. They performed live with precision, confidence, creative dance moves, incredible vocal ranges and a swag driven stage presence.

*** see some Underground videos on our Youtube page. Search using #UndergroundNigeria or go to the following links and you will see all the videos... but below are the links to the top 4 acts*** Oye Smith Chris Nice (Jakara!) D.O.S L.O.S

The most outstanding performances came from the only female contestant Oyetola Smith, D.O.S (Definition of Sound), Chris Nice and L.O.S (Love of Sound). These 4 were able to get the audience on their feet while they performed.

The Top 3 was decided by the audience who were given voting slips when they arrived. While the slips were being counted, the guests were entertained by a freestyle to stanky leg by MC Tolu Togun and also a Da Grin inspired freestyle by a member of the audience.

The MC's announced the top 3 contestants as voted by the audience. Oyetola Smith, D.O.S and Chris Nice were voted as the Top 3.

The guest judge Jesse Jagz asked for a repeat performance from them and all three contestants showed just why they deserved to be in the top 3.

Oyetola Smith started the final with what was the most mind blowing performance of the day, with music from her soul she sang passionately almost bringing tears of joy from everyone in attendance. She did the song titled 'You make it real' by James Morrison.

Chris Nice blew the crowd away with his dance moves and a very catchy song he calls 'Dakada' but we like to call it 'Jakara' or that's what we heard anyways; moonwalking and even doing a superman dive on the tiled floor. It was an energetic performance from him.

Finally D.O.S along with their dancers also lit the up the stage with their song titled 'Take Home to Mama'

Jesse jagz and Adey who were guest judges, came on stage for the final moment which was to announce the winner of the 3rd edition of the Underground. After having a few words between them they both called out the top 3 contestants and announced the winner to beOyetola Smith.

She was born in 1987 and is an adorable, fun, gorgeous lady with a great passion for music. Winning the Underground has earned her an opportunity to work with artistes/producer Jesse Jagz, full clothing by Drunkn Munky and Vincent Gath, Free recording sessions sponsored by Inner Circle and other prizes including full profiling on all major media including Bella Naija, 360Nobs, Gidilounge amongst others.

The event came to a close with the audience coming on stage to dance as Mr.Control (Adey) performed his hit tracks-why you dey lie, control and brilliant remix of the classic Beng Beng.

It was a huge success with recognizable contribution from the head of PR- Taiwo Kamson (Inner Circle); we can’t wait to see what Inner Circle has up their sleeves next.

Its all about the Music.............THE UNDERGROUND

See some pictures below guys..( you can see more pictures on - )

You like the pictures and videos?? yay!!!!

You can be a part of the Underground if you missed this.
A special christmas edition tagged 'Underground Exclusive' comes up on the 26th of December, 2010 @ Rehab on Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island. The forms are now available for interested artistes and is open to all acts within the entertainment industry. To be a part of the Underground to showcase your music, kindly email or you can follow us on twitter- @the_underg

For more details on obtaining forms, please contact:

07031682633 Tolu
08099711665 Biola
08033797778 Shayo
08056045523 Taiwo

.. promises to be exciting!!!!

Adey and Jesse Jagz
Oye smith (Underground III Winner) and Jsse Jagz

Adey (Mr Control) doing his thin
Tolu Togun (Dreamblast ent), Oye Smith, Folashayo Oke (Inner Circle President), Taiwo and Karma (Underground II winner)


Mayode Aboderin

Debola and Toun (Guests)

This is Karma (Winner of Underground II, follow him on twitter @KarmaTheRapper)

Oye Smith (Winner of Underground III @OyeSmith on Twitter) and P.R.O of Inner Circle- Taiwo Kamson

This is Chris Nice.. whoop whoop!! Jakara the world is waiting for you!!

This is one of our guest judges Jesse Jagz (follow him on Twitter - @JesseJagz)

Below is x-tee ( Follow him on Twitter @xterrule)

photo credits: W.O.T.N (We Own The Night) and PJ Kruel

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Third Edition

Its here again people!!! The 3rd edition of The Underground powered by drunknmunky.....Saturday, 27th November 2010 @ Soul Lounge, The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki express way, Lagos.

15 slots are available and to sign up, send a request to, or also holla on Twitter @the_underg @Forlah @Lekimadin @Tkamz @jdbadboyyy or @togunsterling, forms cost N1500.....

Please not that forms should be submitted with a demo CD, top 15 best acts would be selected and contacted to battle for the ultimate prize on the 27th....

Prizes include branded items from drunknmunky, branded items from Vincent Gath, interviews and all out publicity as well as recording of a solo with top music producers "Jesse Jagz".

It's your stage....

xoxo Inner Circle

The Second Edition

From glory to glory aint an understatement, with over 50 entries to try out and only 15 performances! The second edition of the underground was a huge success, with performances from The Rooftop MC's , Ese Peters and special appearance by Tosyn Bucknor and Noble Igwe. We had over 300 guests in attendance, and media coverage by NN24, *whew* It was a total blast!!!

All the upcoming stars were on their A game but one person stood out, his name Karma and real name- Olumide Harding, with a swag to die for and lines to go with it. He stole the heart of everyone in attendance and emerged the King of the underground.

Following closely coming second and third were Steaze and Jazz. These two are exceptional.

The top 3 were interviewed on top radio by Tosyn Bucknor and are currently doing well. Karma has gotten a lot of media recognition and air play, and is currently working on a mixtape, while Jazz is doing exceptionally well in the UK and has currently opened concerts for big stars like Eldee and Wande Coal. We still have our eyes on Staze with her popular song called 'Captain' and another called 'Salaye'. You can follow them on twitter- @JazzOfficial, @CaptainSteaze and @KarmaTheRapper

For more info on Karma, please click here for his profile and music on

We can confidently say its the beginning of many things to come......yessir

The First Edition

The Underground is an initiative by the inner circle, it is an amateur night for upcoming artistes. It provides a platform for individuals with amazing talents to showcase themselves to the world. This is held in conjunction with Zamunda, a fantastic lounge and bar that provides the venue, great music and the right ambiance.

With over 80 people in attendance, it was a fantastic success, and out of 12 contestants who performed there was one winner- Miss Seun Oni, stage name Saeon.

She has become a force to be reckoned with, getting due recognition from the media ( ), radio stations as well as Gidilounge where A-list Nigerian artistes are put in the spotlight.

The first of many to go girl

You can listen to Saeon and download her music here :