Tuesday, December 4, 2018

MANDELA 100 GLOBAL CITIZEN CONCERT IN SOUTH AFRICA


On 2nd December 2018 in South Africa, Global Citizen brought together its largest contingency of heads of state, dignitaries, a group of the world’s most talented artists and influencers, and thousands of global citizens to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela. Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 set a historic stage for not only donor countries but also for African countries standing up for his hope for the future, making sure that Africa was standing up and getting its voice heard.
At the event, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, addressed FNB Stadium and viewers around the world with a message of Global Citizenship, committing RAND 2 million for youth in South Africa, and announcing the government’s intention to spend RAND 6 billion to provide free access to school for poor children in South Africa.
Celebrities that graced the event included top popstars, Beyonce and husband Jay-Z; Ed Sheeran, Usher; Model Naomi Campbell, Chris Martin, Pharrell Williams and Oprah Winfrey.

Beyonce and Jay-Z

Beyonce in a duet with Ed Sheeran

Chris Martin and Pharrell Williams in join-performance

Usher in dazzling performance

Soweto Gospel Choir

The Audience

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

HOW NIGERIAN ARTISTS FARED AT THE AFRIMA 2018 IN GHANA


Nigeria’s singers Davido, Tiwa Savage and Falz won awards at the 5th All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA held in Accra, Ghana Saturday night. Davido scooped Africa’s artiste of the year, with his album, FIA. He also won the best male artiste in West Africa. Tiwa Savage won West Africa’s best female artiste and Falz ran away with best African rapper award.  
Musicians from across the continent came to the Accra International Conference Centre in Ghana’s capital on Saturday to walk the red carpet and celebrate a year of big hits. Betty G from Ethiopia took home Album of the Year, while the Best African DJ went to Afrotronix, who has roots in Chad. Falz took home the award for best African rapper after courting controversy this year when he released, “This is Nigeria,” a cover of the Childish Gambino hit that skewered modern Nigeria.
“Akwaaba,” an infectious collaboration between GuiltyBeatzMr Eazi, Patapaa and Pappy Kojo won Song of the Year and Best African Collaboration. Nigeria’s 2Baba won the award for Best African Pop, and Kuami Eugene, a Ghanaian crooner, was named the Most Promising artiste in Africa. AFRIMA has carved out a space as a platform to showcase the innovative and prolific African music industry that has exploded in the past decade.
2Baba won the award for best African pop, Ghana’s Stonebwoy for Best Reggae, and South Africa’s Sibusiso Mashiloane for best jazz. Kuami Eugene, a Ghanaian crooner, was named the “most promising” artist in Africa. AFRIMA has carved out a space as a platform to showcase the innovative and prolific African music industry that has exploded in the past decade.
DAVIDO

TIWA SAVAGE

FALZ




Saturday, November 24, 2018

KATY PERRY IS THE NOW THE HIGHEST PAID WOMAN IN MUSIC IN THE WORLD


Katy Perry is the highest paid woman in music in 2018 according to Forbes. She came from ninth place in 2017 to unseat Beyonce who held the title last year. The business magazine estimates that Katy Perry, 34, earned 83 million dollars in the period spanning June 2017 to June 2018. The magazine wrote, “Perry played 80 dates on the world tour for her fifth album “Witness”, during that period, grossing more than 1 million dollars per night, as well as earning more than 20 million dollars for her work as a judge on American Idol.”






Monday, November 19, 2018

DUNCAN MIGHTY AND YEMI ALADE SET TO RELEASE NEW SONG TOGETHER


Duncan Mighty and Yemi Alade are set to release new music together very soon. Duncan Mighty seems to be the new hot cake in town after staying for a while without new songs. Remember his 'Fake Love' a collabo with Wizkid was a smash hit. Let see how this latest collabo with Yemi Alade turns out. We wish them the best of luck as they drop the new song.


Friday, November 16, 2018

TUNDE AKINSANMI DUMPS STYL PLUS FOR A SOLO CAREER


Tunde Akinsanmi, lead vocalist of popular music group, Styl Plus, has officially dumped the band to pursue a solo career in music adapting the new name Tunde T Dot. ‎He made this announcement on Thursday at a news conference in Abuja. ‎Tunde, who disclosed that he was now signed onto PEC records in solo capacity, said he no longer wished to be known on stage as Tunde Styl Plus, but Tunde T Dot. ‎According to him, the decision to change the name was based on the need to pick a name that would reflect his new direction as a solo entity in entertainment.‎ 
We wish Tunde T Dot a successful solo career. 




Monday, November 5, 2018

TIWA SAVAGE WINS MTV BEST AFRICAN ACT AWARD


 Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has become the first Nigerian female artiste to win the MTV Europe Music Awards in the Best African Act category. The Afro-pop singer snatched the record-breaking award at the 2018 MTV EMAs held on Sunday at the Bilbao Exhibition Center, Bilbao, Spain which had several music stars across the world in attendance.
The African act category, in 2005, was infused into the MTV EMA to enhance musical alliances across borders and promote cultural integrations. Until Tiwa’s win, three Nigerians have won the award including 2Baba in 2005, D’banj in 2007 and 2012; and Davido in 2017.
In 2018, Tiwa was nominated alongside fellow Nigerian act, David Adeleke, aka Davido; South Africa’s Distruction Boyz and Shekinah; Kenya’s Nyashinski and Fally Ipupa from the DRC.




Thursday, November 1, 2018

DAVIDO AND KIZZ DANIEL SET TO DROP "ONE TICKET"


Popular Nigerian musicians Davido and Kizz Daniel pictured inside a private jet together are set to release new hit single title "One Ticket" on friday. These guys know how to keep Nigerians dancing! The collabo thing is really paying off for artists. Can't wait to listen to this song!