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TIME Magazine Names Davido Among World Most Influential People In 2021
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TIME Magazine Names Davido Among World Most Influential People In 2021

The Nigerian superstar, Davido hit another milestone as he was named one of the next 100 most influential people in the world for 2021 by Time Magazine. Davido in his reaction wrote on his social media platforms: ‘Proud to be included in the inaugural #TIME100Next list”. Meanwhile, the excerpt for the selection of Davido was written by Nigerian rapper and BBNaija Lockdown season 5 winner Laycon, according to the magazine. It reads, “Davido is one of the biggest voices in Afrobeats because his music connects with people, often in ways that transcend his expectations. “When he released the song “FEM” in 2020, a title that loosely translates to “shut up” in Yoruba, he didn’t know it would become a major #EndSARS protest anthem. The youths banded together to demand the gover...
Ace Music Producer, Kiddominant Set To Drop New Song
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Ace Music Producer, Kiddominant Set To Drop New Song

International Afrobeats genius, Kiddominant, drops his much-anticipated debut single for the year 2020 on Friday, May 29. The new single titled eWallet and featuring Cassper Nyovest will be available on all digital platforms. Kiddominant has spent a great deal of time writing and producing some of the greatest hits recorded in Afrobeats history. From Davido’s game-changing and historic treasure “Fall” to AKA’s multi-platinum certified “Fela In Versace,” Kiddominant has successfully coursed through a trajectory in music having credits and bearing an association with highly revered acts including Wizkid, Wale, Mr Eazi, DJ Maphorisa, Chris Brown, Summer Walker and even Beyoncé. The year 2020 seeks to excitedly unravel the enigma that is Kiddominant. From showing up to the Grammys and th...
Ex-Big Brother Naija Winner, Efe Set To Release EP
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Ex-Big Brother Naija Winner, Efe Set To Release EP

BBNaija Season 2 winner, “Efe” is set to release a six-track extended playlist (EP) titled ‘NONSTOP, the Playlist.’ Efe, whose singing craft has been receiving applauds from his harsh critics, only recently released Sho Mo, one of the hit songs from the playlist. Sho Mo is currently enjoying massive airplay and social media reviews across the country. Fans and critics have been praising the music star in his music career which have seen him featuring A-list music stars such as Olamide, Iceprince and Oritse Femi. Efe, whose recent freestyle on the COVID-19, “Quaranstyle” received heart-warming reviews, said NONSTOP the Playlist is designed to express love and infatuations. A statement released by his management on Monday ahead of Friday May 22, 2020, noted that the new bo...
On The Low By Burna Boy Hits 100 Million Views On Youtube
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On The Low By Burna Boy Hits 100 Million Views On Youtube

Award-winning singer, Burna Boy has officially joined the 100 million views gang. Afrobeats is truly gaining recognition in the places one would have never imagined as foreigners seem to be in love with our sound and can’t get enough of it. Burna Boy is one of the many artistes that have helped push the sound and now he has added to his lists of never-ending accomplishments. The Grammy nominee is now the latest singer to have a video hit 100 million views on the popular streaming platform, Youtube with his 2019 hit track “On The Low”. He joins the likes of Davido who has two videos “Fall and “If”, Sinach “Way Maker”, Yemi Alade “Johnny”, Tekno “Pana”, and Runtown “Mad For You”. Congratulations Burna!
Naomi Campbell Celebrates Fela Anikulapo Kuti
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Naomi Campbell Celebrates Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Supermodel Naomi Campbell took to social media to celebrate King of Afrobeat late Fela Anikulapo Kuti. She wore @naomi Fela Anikulapo Kuti also known as Fela Kuti ?? Nigerian musician, composer, and pioneer of the Afrobeats musical genre; political activist, a lover of humanity and a hero in the minds of so many African people.  In the 1970s and '80s, Kuti's rebellious song lyrics established him as political dissident. Afrobeat in turn became associated with making statements about the sociopolitical state of the culture, and the affect of greed and corruption on it's people. Fela was more than a musician, he was a voice of resistance for the Nigerian have-nots, a cultural rebel and a prolific musical artist, creating and popularizing his own unique style of Afrobeat mu...
Naomi Campbell Writes Open Letter To Grammy Awards After Burna Boy’s Loss
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Naomi Campbell Writes Open Letter To Grammy Awards After Burna Boy’s Loss

Naomi Campbell who praised Angelique for spreading light and opening minds through her music, stated that Burna Boy has not been given the accolades he truly deserves due to lack of education. The supermodel averred that categorization of afrobeats in the ‘World Music’ category of the 2020 Grammys, diminished an entire genre in which such a high standard of talent has emerged. Naomi who queried the recording academy on the voting pattern of the category, urged them to use the next 363 days to reassess and reflect on their perspective of ‘World Music.’ First, I want to say deepest congratulations to @angeliquekidjo for her award on Sunday, and thank you to you for spreading light and opening minds through your music… • And to our AFRICAN GIANT, @burnaboygram… it is only du...
Wizkid was paid N1billion for endorsement deal by UBA
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Wizkid was paid N1billion for endorsement deal by UBA

Afrobeats singer, #Wizkid has gulped a large sum of $3million which is equivalent to 1 billion naira (N1billion) from endorsement deal he signed with United Bank for Africa (UBA). Recall, the Nigerian singer recently made a statement few months before he signed the deal, that he is about to bag the biggest endorsement deal in Africa. wizkid joined UBA group as a Brand ambassador in July 2019 in a bid to expand already existing long relationship between UBA group and the starboy brand. It is believed that the starboy fan base is the biggest in Africa, UBA will use the deal to further expand the relationship with the starboy brand thus attracting his fans to join the singer and become a customer of the bank. It is a marketing strategy. According to Africa facts zone, Wizkid's UBA endor...
Video: The Moment Burna Boy Prophesied His Grammy Nomination 3 Years Ago
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Video: The Moment Burna Boy Prophesied His Grammy Nomination 3 Years Ago

BurnaBoy actually saw the future but no one wanted to believe he could reach such heights. In the video, the “African Giant” was asked where he seems himself three years later. . He responded saying he would not be in the same spot in three years and then he would have received multiple Grammy awards. After this interview, music fans came for him and called him arrogant and stupid for making such remarks. Well, everything he said is coming to light as he was indeed won several awards and even received a Grammy award for his album.   View this post on Instagram   The Moment Burna Boy Prophesied His Grammy Nomination 3 Years Ago . . #BurnaBoy actually saw the future but no one wanted to believe he could re...
Burna Boy Crowned The “Graceful King Of Afrobeats” By UK Newspaper, The Guardian
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Burna Boy Crowned The “Graceful King Of Afrobeats” By UK Newspaper, The Guardian

Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has been crowned the King of Afrobeats by The Guardian Newspaper in the UK. Burna Boy’s sold-out show at the Wembley area broke records as he became the first Afrobeat artiste to sell the arena. The show which is off his African Giant tour” was very massive and impressive one and had critics hail him According to the article published by the newspaper, the show was a coronation for a Nigerian pop star bringing Africa to the world. It also explained that the African Giant is on a mission to remind Africans everywhere about their roots in the continent, and Afrobeats is his tool. The show got a five-star rating from the UK newspaper.
Neymar Grooving To Burna Boy’s “Ye” (Video)
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Neymar Grooving To Burna Boy’s “Ye” (Video)

The Afrobeats wave continues to increase rapidly across the world with PSG star Neymar Jr the latest big name to catch the bug. The Brazilian superstar was seen jamming to one of the songs on Burna Boy’s record selling album, Outside. Neymar is currently injured and has not played since he was taken off in Brazil’s international friendly match against the Super Eagles of Nigeria last month. However, that has not dampened the spirit of the 27-year-old as he was seen listening to “Ye” while lifting weights in the gym. Neymar listening to Ye is further proof of how far Burna Boy and Afrobeats, in general, have come. The 28-year-old’s third album was one of the best pieces of art this year. The Gbona crooner received rave reviews for the effort he put in the work. He is current...
Without D’banj and Don Jazzy there will be no Afrobeats’ – Teebillz
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Without D’banj and Don Jazzy there will be no Afrobeats’ – Teebillz

Reacting to a video of Dbanj's electrifying performance at the 'Afron Nation' conert in Portugal, Teebillz declared that the whole buzz around Afrobeats amounts to nothing without giving accolades to Don Jazzy and Dbanj.   In his words, 'It’s funny how everyone is shouting AfroBeats to the world now and conversations are being held around the world without acknowledgement. Without the KINGS Dbanj and Don Jazzy there will be no Afrobeats blessings to you guys'.
‘Wole Soyinka never ‘respected elders’ in his own days’ – Seun Kuti reacts to the viral ‘plane seat’ conversation
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‘Wole Soyinka never ‘respected elders’ in his own days’ – Seun Kuti reacts to the viral ‘plane seat’ conversation

Seun Kuti, son of late Afrobeats founder, Fela Kuti has reacted to the viral 'plane seat' conversation after a Nigerian man ordered Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka out of his seat on board a flight over the weekend. Taking to his Instagram to react, the singer wrote: 'That being said, the Nigerian professional class is callous and exemplified by this whole WS issue. The only culture they know is Agbada and how to respect elders. Just aesthetics nothing concrete. This ‘respecting elders’ is just an excuse not to stand up to elders!! To go around sucking up and kisses donkeys!( u know the right word). Ask them other than their agbada and ‘respecting elders’ what other african culture do they practice or hold higher than European and Arabic ideals. Ask them, the answer is Zero, Zilch, Nada....
Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records Signs New Artist, Crayon
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Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records Signs New Artist, Crayon

Mavin Records announces the signing of Crayon, the first artist signed to Baby Fresh’s Blowtime Entertainment record label imprint. Crayon’s innovative music blends global pop, local Afrobeats, Latin and Caribbean rhythms for a dynamic new sound with mass appeal. “We are pleased to announce our new imprint deal with Baby Fresh's Blowtime Entertainment as we unveil our new artist, Crayon. Baby Fresh has always been part of the Mavin family and we look forward to what is shaping up to be a remarkable stage of his amazing career. Crayon is an exceptional songwriter and recording artist who comes with a lot of diversity in his music and I am sure that we will attain great things together,” said Don Jazzy, Mavin’s founder and President. “Crayon is a bundle of talent and creating this ...
When Kanu Was In Arsenal, Everybody In My Street Were Arsenal Fans – Mr Eazi
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When Kanu Was In Arsenal, Everybody In My Street Were Arsenal Fans – Mr Eazi

Mr Eazi who talked music and football with Alex Iwobi, Maitland-Niles and Nketiah, disclosed that when Kanu Nwankwo was at at Arsenal, everybody living in his street were Arsenal fans.In the interview which was supported by a partnership between Arsenal and streaming service Tidal, the Nigerian singer said he began supporting Arsenal when the Gunners had former Super Eagles star Kanu Nwankwo as one of its players. “You see when Kanu was at Arsenal, everybody that was living on my street were Arsenal fans,” Mr Eazi told Maitland-Niles. While the 'Lagos to London' Crooner told Iwobi that his main musical influence is Bob Marley, Maitland-Niles and Nketiah also got to reveal that Iwobi is in charge of music in the Arsenal changing room. The Nigerian footballer who revealed that he l...
Davido’s ‘Fall’ Is Taking Over Radio Stations In The US
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Davido’s ‘Fall’ Is Taking Over Radio Stations In The US

Pop star Davido's song Fall is reportedly taking over radio stations in the United States of America and the song is described as one of the biggest to ever come out of Africa. This is according to a report by Rolling Stone. Davido's song Fall even ought to have reached greater heights in the country, according to the report. Read Full Report Below: The Nigerian style of music known as Afrobeats has quietly entranced a large swathe of the world’s population. “Pretty much every song on pop radio [in the U.K. now] is sort of a Mr. Eazi-style, chill, afrobeats [track],” the producer Riton told Rolling Stone last year. But Nigerian singers have not yet established a foothold Stateside, despite well-received, afrobeats-dusted singles from established stars like Drake and Janet J...
Willie XO Drops New Single Video ” Comfort You” Featuring Tory Lanez, Popcaan
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Willie XO Drops New Single Video ” Comfort You” Featuring Tory Lanez, Popcaan

Afrobeats artiste Willie XO has taken his game to higher heights after he linked up with international superstars Tory Lanez and Popcaan in his latest musical video. Willie-XO The new singles ‘Comfort You’ is currently enjoying reviews and mentions in different parts of the world.The release of ‘Comfort You’ comes as a surprise to many followers of Willie XO’s afrobeats style after he dropped ‘Slow’ just recently. ‘Slow’ by the way was his second singles after ‘Kraze’ last year. This time, Willie XO scored big marks with the surprise singles as he hooked Canadian rapper Tory Lanez and Jamaica dancehall prince Popcaan on his latest work. Not many saw this coming after American superstar Ashanti hinted at doing a duet with the hunk in Thailand. For the afrobeats crooner, it w...
Yung6ix: I Am The Only Rapper In Nigeria Right Now
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Yung6ix: I Am The Only Rapper In Nigeria Right Now

Yung6ix says he is presently the only rapper in the country and that no other artiste is doing rap music. Real name Onome Onokohwomo, the artiste said 50 Cent, Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Kanye West are the foreign rappers that inspire him. Yung6ix said “it’s a fact” that there is no rap artiste like him in Nigeria. “I am the only rapper in the country right now,” he said during a show on Hip TV. “I can’t see anybody doing modern day rap music apart from myself. It’s just the truth. It’s just the fact. They don’t do it like I do it.” The rapper said being a native of the south-south region of Nigeria has been the most challenging thing for him in his career. “Coming from south-south Nigeria has been the most challenging stuff because when people want to do anything, they kee...
What My Mother Told Me To Do If I Wanted To Make It In Music – Seyi Shay Opens Up
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What My Mother Told Me To Do If I Wanted To Make It In Music – Seyi Shay Opens Up

Popular Nigerian singer, Seyi Shay has opened up on what her mother told her to do if she wanted to make it in music. Seyi Shay   Seyi Shay, one of Nigeria's most successful female singers, has said Nigerian singers don’t have to struggle with their identity anymore because the world is now on the Afrobeats wave. The ‘Yolo Yolo’ singer said the global interest in the music genre was a long time coming. In an interview on BBC Africa’s What’s New?, Seyi Shay said: “I just feel like it was just a matter of time before what is happening now with Afrobeats happened.   “We don’t even have to struggle with our identity anymore because the whole world is on the Afrobeat wave.” The singer, who said she’s experimenting with different music genres, noted that although making...
Afrobeat vs. Afrobeats: MTV Base’s Finally Puts End to Debate
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Afrobeat vs. Afrobeats: MTV Base’s Finally Puts End to Debate

In global pop culture, Africa is the new cool, and Nigeria happens to be the coolest kid in the family tree – courtesy of our contemporary music. In the words of Nigerian rapper, Reminisce, “they are coming for the rest of us”. The world is coming for Nigerian music. Nigerian urban music has ‘blown’ – this can be proven by the numerous laudable feats that our musicians have attained in the past years, as well as growing interest from foreign record companies who are now opening offices in Nigeria and signing local acts. What has however, followed the meteoric rise of our music is a biting case of identity crisis. The term ‘AFROBEATS’ is the label that has been placed on contemporary African music by international media. The term which is an adaptation of the revered Afrobeat genre th...
Who Is Dorcas Shola-Fapson? – All You Need To Know About The Actress
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Who Is Dorcas Shola-Fapson? – All You Need To Know About The Actress

Dorcas Shola-Fapson is a rising actress in Nigeria with so much talent to offer. She is unarguably one other prettiest celebrities and would be around for a long time to come.   Even though she has recently been engulfed in a molestation and rape accusation scandal, Dorcas is still that cutie everyone loves and we want to share with you all you need to know about the actress. Dorcas also has a strong background in modelling and is keen to venture into directing in the near future. Dorcas Shola-Fapson was born in North London, England in 1991. She was also raised there mainly by her father, as her mother passed away while she was 14 years old. After her secondary school education, Dorcas gained admission into the university where she graduated with a degree in Crimin...
Nigerian Dancer Stephen Ojo Thanks Rihanna For Allowing Him Teach Her African Dance For Her 2018 Grammys Performance
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Nigerian Dancer Stephen Ojo Thanks Rihanna For Allowing Him Teach Her African Dance For Her 2018 Grammys Performance

Nigerian dancer, Stephen Ojo took to social media to share picture of himself on stage with Rihanna, DJ Khaled and others during the Grammys and thanks Rihanna for letting him teach her African dance. 'papi_ojoGod is Amazing! ???????? @badgalriri @djkhaled @brysontiller. _______________________________________________ RIRI THANK YOU FOR GIVING AFROBEATS/AFRICAN DANCE A CHANCE AND LETTING US TEACH YOU, GOD BLESS YOU. You, bryson, and Khaled are all some humble people ?? God is good!!!!!!?????? @badgalriri @brysontiller @djkhaled @ghana_boii @official_avoboyz #dancer #grammys2018 #Godisgood #papiojo #smileforsedo #danceforsedo'
DJ Cuppy Brings ‘Cactus On The Roof’ Party To Lagos
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DJ Cuppy Brings ‘Cactus On The Roof’ Party To Lagos

‘Cactus on the roof’, London’s most talked about Afrobeats summer party is set to breeze into Lagos with all its allure and enchantments. And it is being piloted by none other than DJ cum singer, DJ Cuppy, daughter of oil magnate, Femi Otedola. DJ Cuppy After an astonishing debut single with  ‘Green light’ featuring Tekno, DJ Cuppy takes centre stage with a host of celebrity DJs and friends. Guests will be thrilled with an eclectic mix of neo-afrobeats in signature Cuppy style, funky house, hip-hop, house and the very latest and chart topping Afrobeats. Cactus on the Roof Lagos, takes residency every Sunday this December, beginning from December 10, to December 31, at the avant-garde rooftop of Maison Fahrenheit Hotel, Victoria Island with breathtaking views of the Atlantic ocean setting...
Mr. Eazi Hosts Radio Show On Beats 1 On Apple Music
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Mr. Eazi Hosts Radio Show On Beats 1 On Apple Music

Afrobeats artiste, Mr. Eazi has scored a radio show on Beats 1 on Apple Music. The show named ‘Detty Radio‘ debuted on the streaming service on Friday, August 11, 2017. It features sounds from Africa, and around the world. It is another career high for Eazi who was named as Apple Music’s ‘Up Next’ artist for the month of July. He recently performed on hit late night Television show, ‘The Late Late Show’ with James Corden. As part of the feature, a documentary detailing his music career was produced, his songs were promoted on iTunes stores and playlists, and he was interviewed by Julie Adenuga on Beats 1 on Apple Music. Mr. Eazi is a Nigerian Afrobeats artiste born Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade. He was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and received his elementary and secondary ed...

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