Why Afrobeats stars are being embraced by the Western world

LET’S face it: Afrobeats didn’t really need an endorsement from Beyoncé in 2019. Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage and Tekno — all featured vocalists on her latest album, The Lion King: The Gift — are big Nigerian stars in their own right, smashing streaming stats and racking up millions of YouTube views. As such, they’ve been hugely important in transforming this hybrid of Ghanaian highlife, US hip hop and Jamaican dancehall from a popular West African style into a global pop phenomenon. Of course, Beyoncé isn’t the first…

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Xenophobia Fallout: Tiwa Savage cancels DSTV concert in South Africa

1′  Nigerian female music superstar, Tiwa Savage has said that she is cancelling her upcoming DSTV Festival in Johannesburg as a result of the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African nationals in the country. The programme has been scheduled to hold September 21, 2019. Tiwa Savage disclosed this in a tweet via her Twitter handle, @TiwaSavage Wednesday morning. She tweeted: “I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK. For this reason I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival…

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Careless Jenifer Lopez exposes her vagina on red carpet

Popular American singer, Jenifer Lopez, caused a stir after accidentally exposing her vagina while arriving at St.Tropez for the 60th birthday bash of Magic Johnson which held on Sunday, August 1st. Arriving at the venue in the company of her boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez, the singer’s floral spilled skirt flipped aside and put out her vagina to full public glare.

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Davido acquires N72 million Lamborghini Urus

Davido has announced the acquisition of a new wonder on wheels, Lamborghini Urus, valued at $200,000, approximately N72 million street price. Davido took to his Twitter on Sunday to ask his fans and followers if he should ship the new vehicle to Nigeria or keep it in his Atlanta garage. According to cars.com, the 2019 Lamborghini Urus is an SUV which starts at $200,000 (MSRP), with a destination charge of $3,995. It gets EPA-estimated 14 MPG combined. “Lamborghini Urus integrates a V8 bi-turbo engine with a maximum power output of…

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Anthony Joshua spotted chilling with DJ Cuppy in Spain ahead of December fight (video)

Anthony Joshua was recently spotted chilling with DJ Cuppy near the beach side – The Gelato singer chit-chatted with the British-Nigerian boxing champion about her new song – Many fans reacted to the video of the duo together in different ways Recently, DJ Cuppy shared a video of herself and Anthony Joshua hanging out together yet again at a beach location in Spain. The duo chit-chatted amusingly about her new song Gelato. Anthony Joshua who was shirtless leaned against the daughter of Femi Otedola and called out the word ‘Gelato’.…

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Blackface threatens 2face, Faze, Ruggedman with lawsuit

Former member of the now-defunct Plantashun Boiz, Blackface has come out to slam his former band members, 2Face and Faze alongside rapper Ruggedman with an impending copyright violation. This comes ahead of Ruggedman’s upcoming concert, The Foundation Concert.  The veteran singer in his statement revealed that the copyright notice became necessary after other members of Plantashun Boiz band ‘perform their songs together without rehearsal’. According to Blackface, the act he overlooked before now has continued ‘damaging the image of the band’.  He warned that he would seek redress in court…

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Burna Boy to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live, releases album ‘African Giant’

Afro-fusion artiste, Damini Ogulu a.k.a Burna Boy is set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a nightly hour-long show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC and produced by Jackhole Productions. This is a sequel to his recent feature as a Nigerian soloist on Beyonce’s album, `The Lion King: The Gift.’ His appearance at the nightly hour show is part of the efforts towards his album release, ‘African Giant’ album which drops on Friday. Also, the talented singer recently clinched the coveted ‘Best International Act’ award at the BET. The BET…

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Eddie Murphy, Netflix close to $70M deal for standup comeback

Eddie Murphy is gearing up to get raw again. The reclusive comedy legend, 58, hasn’t been on the standup stage in years, but he’s reportedly in talks with Netflix for a series of comedy specials, sources close to Murphy tell TMZ. The streaming giant’s big lure: a whopping $70 million paycheck. TMZ admits they’ve been “unable to firmly confirm the exact figure” at this point, but that dollar amount is certainly in line with what headliners of the “Beverly Hills Cop” legend’s caliber can demand from the streaming giant. Dave Chappelle raked…

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Radio Television Awards organisers pays courtesy call on NCC

A high powered delegation from the Radio and Television Prestigious Award Nigeria (RTPWN), an organization that offers awards to radio and television broadcasters across Africa on Thursday visited the Nigeria Communications Commission in Abuja, as part of its preparations towards holding a successful awards event to recognise and celebrate deserving broadcasters in the country. The team was received by top management of NCC led by Engineer Bako Wakil, the Director of Technical Standards and Network Integrity (TSNI), who stood in for the Executive Vice Chairman of the commssion, Prof Umar…

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Burna Boy’s mum delivers epic speech at BET Awards: ‘Remember You Were Africans Before You Became Anything Else’

Burna Boy’s mother, Bose Ogulu got a rapturous response following an epic acceptance speech at the BET Awards on Monday. The 2019 edition of the award which celebrates black people in film, music and arts, was held at the Microsoft Theatre in California. Ogulu received her son’s award for ‘Best International Act’ and thereafter reminded the African-Americans to keep Africa in mind. She said, “Thank you BET, Thank you Africa because that’s the constituency for which we got noticed in the first place. “The message from Burna, I believe will…

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