Category Gist & Gossip
“One of Europe’s buzzing music producers of 2016 according to Billboard is unarguably the Nigeria-born British genius Eminik who originates from Benin City. Though he has been in the entertainment industry for nearly a decade, with little recognition, however the year 2015 to 2016 has been a drastic projection for the iconic producer after he recently caught the attention of mainstream media powerhouses like Billboard,MTV, Buzzfeed, HollywoodLife, Capital FM, iHeart Radio and more – with his incredibly mind-blowing remix/mashup of Zayn‘s no.1 hit single“Pillowtalk” which Eminik dropped this month (1st of March) and creatively fusing it with One Direction’s “End of the Day”. The music video for the remix literally went viral all over social media within hours of release, getting major hits, love and features on TV channels & radio stations around the world.”
Unlike the verification process for public figures and celebrities on Twitter, that of Instagram can prove a lot difficult than you’ll imagine. The company tends to only verify highly notable individuals with likelihood of being impersonated (which helps people identify that they’re the real deal and not just a impostor). Instagram also makes it clear that it is impossible to request for a verified badge, so not unless you’re pretty famous or have a potential growing name for yourself, don’t expect it anytime soon. However, with the success and worldwide buzz from Eminik’s Pillowtalk remix, it didn’t take long for the big guys at Instagram to discover him. On Thursday 24th of March 2016, his Instagram profile was granted a verified badge which is the blue checkmark that appears by his name – as seen below. The producer took to Twitter & Instagram to share his gratitude with his fans.
Watch Pillowtalk Remix by Eminik (VIDEO):
WHAT’S NEXT FOR EMINIK?
According to close sources with the rising star, we understand that he’s working on a couple of collaboration projects with some mainstream superstars who aren’t yet disclosed. He also suggested from his previous tweets that he’s creating more remixes & mashups which his fans are so pumped up for.