Note that the official List of performing artiste at Carniriv2014 is yet to be known, names mentioned here are that of the writers personal opinion/suggestions & not of the Carniriv.

As recently announced Carniriv this year “ONE LOVE, ONE PEOPLE” starts 14th to 20th December 2014 “CARNIRIV” THE PORT HARCOURT CARNIVAL is Africa’s largest carnival and Nigeria’s oldest carnival- this owing largely to the pre-extant CARNIRIV ’88 franchise.

“The government of Rivers State recognises CARNIRIV as its biggest tourism export. With economic interests increasingly identifying tourism as a viable alternative to the fossil fuel economy- especially in these parts- the state government has exhibited its commitment to developing this carnival into a regionally unrivalled and globally reckoned tourist attraction. By allying a sound and strategic ideology with empirical business models and just the right amount of private-sector participation, this objective is realizable. “
 Last year we witnessed loads of performance’s from Celebrities all  round the world so while we waiting for the 2014 list here is my personal prediction for this year.


Mavin Records – Arguably the #1 music Record label currently in Africa right now headed by Don Jazzy with label acts Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Di’Ja, Reekado Banks and Korede Bello you can agree with me that the song recorded by the allstars “DOROBUCCI” recorded a huge success & will not be long forgotten as people where once upon a time adding DORO to their names & left the people asking questions “What is Dorobucci?” i have this strong feeling the mavin will be performing in 2014 carniriv festival even with the song “ADAOBI” still topping the chart they remain consistent & outstanding in their style of delivery.


With songs like ‘Aye’ ,’Tchete’ featuring Mafikizolo & a couple of throwback hit singles  Davido no doubts may feature in Carniriv 2014 also . He was in carniriv last year but the level at which he is highly rated i can bet on his performance .


The Okoye twins Peter & Paul  where also present in carniriv last year and their performance lasted for hours as they ushered almost all their hit singles  & currently the Album “Double Trouble” was released few months back with hit songs like Testimony, Collabo Ft. Don Jazzy ,Shekini & Ejeajo which featured international act T.I with visuals out  & receiving massive airplay they may likely  feature in carniriv 2014.


This two indegenous rappers who are popularly known for dishing out tunes consistently and are most loved by both those who understand & do not understand the lyrics to thier songs are no doubts one Nigeria’s best rappers . Olamide raps in yoruba while phyno in igbo language coupled with a touch of English language they may likely perform in carniriv this year hopefully .


Alubarika is all i see ever since the song Alubarika which featured his godfather Timaya followed by Girlie O was released the star act has made a name for himself with credit production from wizzypro you can agree with me that he currently has a huge fanbase with his unique style . Hopefully he may feature in Carniriv Reggae Night. On a personal note, I think Patoranking has a shot recent i can bet he will be in carniriv.


Now of course the list will be incomplete without the mention of the #1 dancehall king “Timaya” . Till date Ukwu remains a hit song 7 with the album “Epiphany” out loaded with heavy songs like the current SankO which already has been loved up by many leaving other act going by the style already Timaya isno doubt may make the list this year as always .

MR 2KAY ▸ 

Mr 2kay has just dominated the majority of 2014 with his songs  like Bubugaga, Summer Girl ,Don’t Leave & his latest heavy weight global wave making hit single “Bad Girl Special” featuring Patoranking , the Rivers/Port Harcourt indegene Signed to Graftons Records by Big T just have to be in carniriv but then its my list remember . Mr 2kay has 9/10 of the Port Harcourt Music Fans  before the heavy break in Lagos ,London ,uk as well as many other countries. It’s is very much expected that Mr 2kay should be in carniriv 2014.


KCee & Harrysong have been putting out singles constently & i believe they will be in Carniriv this year as well,With Fine Face by K Cee & Better Pikin Remix by Harrysong the MTN Ambassadors may feature as well.


Currently with a gospel tune “Izurukeme” featuring Samsong as well as been the face behind the theme song for carniriv you just have to expect D Smart this year as well. D-Smart cannot be forgotten for the throwback song Small Stout as well.


Its Port Harcourt & his the Port Harcourt first son so i will reserve my comments for critics.


Burna Boy is a Port Harcourt breed & like the saying never forgetyour roots for you not to be forgotten & especting Burna in carniriv this year .

Indigenous home based act Double Jay have dominated the city of Port Harcourt with the song Bobo juice & there is no way he is not performing in carniriv this year but then its a probability list so you can’t have my words .

Bukwild dominated with the song Fish & recently followed it up with Land No dey Run which is dominating the city of Port Harcourt am watching out for him as well .

IJAW BOYZ should be expected as well but then remember its my probability list .

SPLENDID is making waves with his undeniable flows. From the South South to North, this catchy number, “Makossa”  is already moving dance halls all over Nigeria he was featured last year so with his current wave making songs am expecting him as well.

KNOWLEDGE is making rounds  as well as DANAS who is one of my favorite lookout for with the song “My Melody” Shooting bed ….fly away.. DANAS will definitely be in carniriv this year.


WIZKID (aka Star boy), He’s currently dominating Naija & away with several songs off his last album AYO (Joy). The bangers on it are just too many; I don’t even know where to start. lets simply hope for the best. He may & may not be in carniriv .

Multiple award winning Nigerian South South based music act OBA OMEGA will no doubt be featured in Carniriv this year as he stands out as an artiste who have helped & given a spot for the up & rising acts in Port Harcourt as well as promoted entertainment in Port Harcourt. The song “Soccer Dance” still dominate the city of Port Harcourt .

WANDE COAL made the official list last year, so with the song “BABY HELLO” he’s likely to feature in carniriv this year as well.

Indigenous act INDIANA whose single “WINNER” recorded huge success is one act i am strongly watching out to see in carniriv2014″ Na me the amayinabo, seriyanabo ….


Firstly let mestart by saying TIWA SAVAGE is in the mavin list before you crucify me. Singer YEMI ALADE is the Femcee of the year if you ask me with her song “JOHNNY” you can agree with me that song is outstanding. YEMI ALADE quickly followed it up with “TANGERINE” & “KISSING”. I’m expecting her.

FORTUNE remains the #1 hardworking female in Port Harcourt with her constant follow up hit singles as well as videos been directed by EDDY IZYCS… the femcee have passed the level of just been the Port Harcourt artiste but also getting the nation wide recognition.

SEYI SHAY, left lips open with smile in the faces of people as she dropped the song “Murda which featured Patoranking . She also has other hit songs to her credit as well. Hoping to see her.

KESSYDRIZ was the femcee behind carniriv Theme song last year and she of recent released the song “Husling” produced by Tommybeatz she is no doubt espected in carniriv 2014.

CEE4, fast rising female art with good songs she is rated next big act to watch out for.

DIZZ BABY has been working real hard, She’s got her single “SEXY DADDY” and the video making buzz already + has also got the deserving hype, am expecting her as well.


RUNTOWN featured Davido in “GALLARDO” & it did record a huge success coupled with “SUCCESSFUL” which was released as a follow up single. Lets still anticipate the official list.

IYANYA i have nothing much to say but lets still hope for the best.

I believe SKALES will recieve a very big welcome with the song “SHAKE BODY” as well as “GIVE IT TO ME” by the carniriv audience.

J. MARTINS is one artiste I respect a lot & till date he keeps his fanbase strong with fresh hits.

MIXZY the wololo master is well to be expected.


Currently relocated to Lagos but still having a strong fanbase in Port Harcourt, I hope he makes the list.


This is where i can guarantee you that the winners at the just concluded Mic check Audition must perform!!


Recently M.I dropped the Chairman Album & this may qualify him for Carniriv 2014 & Ice Prince have so far been consistent



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