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Monday, March 28, 2011

Rico White signs 2yr N6m deal with Star FM Lagos

USA-returnee Rico White, a rapper and younger brother of rapper Iceberg Slim has just signed a 2-yr N6m deal with MiTV-owned radio station Star 101.5 FM. 

Following the release of his first single “Show Me” featuring Sean Tye late last year, the rapper just returned from New York where he attended a crash course in radio broadcasting and is gearing to cause some major upset on the airwaves soon.

Star FM seems to be making the right moves by introducing this evidently interesting individual as part of efforts to reposition the station as it appears the battle for supremacy amongst Lagos radio stations has gone hotter .

15 comments:

Prodigal Angelo said...

he s fresh outta factory, RICO is a young blood, the kinda dude we need in our radio stations to host youth Oriented shows/programes. Bless

Surprise said...

Wishing him all the best.

Linda, thanks for adding me to your blog list. I appreciate.

Anonymous said...

6m for 2 years....3m for 1 yr....250k subtract tax per 1 month???? whats the big news here?? home boy just got a job with basic salary. he folks at beat, rhythm etc are making this or even more. i am happy for him but why is the headline written like its an extra ordinary deal. naija sha! we can like to hype everything

Anonymous said...

trust he is one of doze radio personalities dat wud be blowin foneee!i hear u sha!

Sas said...

N6m convert that to Us dollars and you will realize that people that work at Mc Donalds are making more then him.

Sas said...

N6m? When you convert that to US dollars, you will realize that people that work at McDonalds make more then him.

Anonymous said...

HELLOOOOOOOOO!! is he THAT broke? just 6million naira? bwahahahahahahahahah!!!!nigerians are foolish shaaa! on top i thought i saw 6m dollars seff! d hell is 6m naira?

Anonymous said...

For that radio station...that's a lot of money and it's not like he'd be doing 8am to 5pm. It's a fair deal.
But Linda, you no too get gist ooo. how this one take make news?

Anonymous said...

Can i ask a silly question?...how much do people in mikkydee earn?

Alicia says... said...

oh i remember the days when naira was nearly equal to the dollar. imagine saying 6 million naira in the 80s. NA BIG MONEY OOOO!!

Chilling said...

Alicia when we used to come to London as kids (under Gowon,) the naira was even more than the pound before the at par rate (Murtala’s era and post-Murtala in 1977.) My Dad said he complained when it was 1 to 1. He bought a house in North West London in 1977 for £1000. He also said he paid his University fees here in Naira back in the days. Can you imagine that?

Genie said...

He is smoking hawt!!!!

Alicia says... said...

@Chilling....its so sad what the Nigerian economy has turned into these days. its extremely sad. how can the naira now fall to 1 dollar = 150 naira? people walking around with bags and bags of money just to do grocery or clothes shopping. i dont know if they have debit card in Nigeria? excuse my ignorance, but i've never heard of it. but DAMN, what our naira has turned into. :(

Chilling said...

Alicia; terrible but Zimbabwe is worse. I know they can peg the exchange rate but there are so many people at the top gaining from the continuous rise. £1 to 254naira when i checked last week.

The good thing is it makes us feel like millionaires when we are changing money to Naira. Ha! Ha!!

Oh yes, they have (all banks i think) debit (MasterCard) and even credit cards (pre-paid MasterCard.) I withdraw cash from the ATM with my GTB credit card in London but have never been able to use it here or anywhere else except in Lagos. Another sad thing, because once I verify my address as a Nigerian one, it gets rejected. Even the UAE and Asian countries have rejected my card. Yet, it’s pre-paid!!

People don’t really carry cash anymore and you don’t even have to go into the banks for money. There are ATM machines everywhere. Also, there are 1000Naira notes, so you can actually carry 5 million naira in your handbag (at your own peril.) We pray for better things in Nigeria.

The good thing about less cash is that house robberies have gone down (so I’ve been told oh.) Thieves now know people don’t really carry cash like that, except it’s an inside job and they know you have money.

Africhic said...

My issue is adding another phonee blowing individual to the existing 1 million( exaggeration) we have on the other stations. Not a problem for me though as i dont ever listen to Star Fm........Wazobia fm all the way for me.