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Coldplay Reveals They Had A Great Time With Femi Kuti & His Band

International powerhouse Coldplay collaborated with afrobeat legend Femi Kuti on the track titled, “Arabesque,” off the “Everyday Life” EP, and they recently performed the song live.

Femi Kuti and his band visited Coldplay, and from the looks of it, they all had an amazing and productive time together.

The track “Arabesque” is the co-lead single to the album, and it was released on October 24. It features vocals by Belgian singer Stromae and horn sections by Femi Kuti and his band. Arabesque features the three generations of the Anikulapo-Kuti family: Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti and his son, Made Kuti who delivered an impeccable Afrobeat score to the track.

Expressing how pleasant their week was with Femi Kuti and his band, Coldplay shared a group photo on Instagram with the caption: “It’s been a great honour playing with Femi Kuti and his band over the last week or so – we are going to miss all these guys! GB (@guyberryman) @femiakuti @madekuti”.

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Burna Boy Named By CNN As Africa’s Biggest Music Star

CNN has compiled a list of 10 Africa’s biggest music stars over the weekend and Nigeria was proudly represented by several top acts. Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, and Tiwa Savage.

Below Is The Full List;

  1. Burna Boy
  2. Angelique Kidjo
  3. Diamond Platnumz
  4. Yemi Alade
  5. Tiwa Savage
  6. Wizkid
  7. Mr.Eazi
  8. Sho Madjozi
  9. Busiswa Gqulu
  10. Mwila Musonda.

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Davido Cannot Find His Diamond Encrusted Glasses

Davido was bewildered on Monday when he misplaced his diamond encrusted Cartier eyeglass that trended online some days ago.

He was spotted with the eyeglass, for the first time at the naming ceremony of his son with Chioma, Ifeanyi Adeleke.

The singer announced with grief on his Insta story yesterday that the eyeglass has gone missing, stating that he’s going to cry because he cherished it so much

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Taylor Swift Breaks Michael Jackson’s Record At AMA’s 2019 (Full list of Winners)

Popular American singer, Taylor Swift broke records at the American Music Awards on Sunday.

Taylor took home six awards, which smashed Michael Jackson’s record of 24 wins throughout his career at the award ceremony, with her total reaching 29.

The 29-year-old star was honoured with the prestigious artist of the decade, artist of the year, favourite artist [adult contemporary], favourite album – pop/rock, favourite music video and favourite female artist – pop/rock.

The 47th America Music Award held last night, November 24 in Los Angeles and was hosted by Ciara.

A number of artists won big at the 2019 AMAs, but Taylor Swift’s five new wins, makes her the artist with the most AMAs ever.

See the full list of winners below:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Drake
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Post Malone
Taylor Swift – WINNER

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Luke Combs
Billie Eilish – WINNER
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Ella Mai

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
Marshmello & Bastille, “Happier”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, “Señorita” – WINNER
Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

TOUR OF THE YEAR

BTS – WINNER
Ariana Grande
Elton John
P!nk
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy”
Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”
Halsey, “Without Me”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down” – WINNER

FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTIST

BTS – WINNER
Billie Eilish
EXO
Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Drake
Khalid – WINNER
Post Malone

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK

Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift – WINNER

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK

BTS – WINNER
Jonas Brothers
Panic! At The Disco

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK

Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Ariana Grande, Thank U, Next
Taylor Swift, Lover – WINNER

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

Halsey, “Without Me” – WINNER
Jonas Brothers, “Sucker”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”
Panic! At The Disco, “High Hopes”
Post Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kane Brown – WINNER
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY

Kelsea Ballerini
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood – WINNER

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY

Dan + Shay – WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY

Kane Brown, Experiment
Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty – WINNER

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY

Luke Combs, “Beautiful Crazy”
Dan + Shay, “Speechless” – WINNER
Blake Shelton, “God’s Country”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP

Cardi B – WINNER
Drake
Post Malone

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP

Meek Mill, “Championships”
Post Malone, “Hollywood’s Bleeding” – WINNER
Travis Scott, “Astroworld”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” – WINNER
Post Malone, “Wow.”
Travis Scott, “Sicko Mode”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown
Khalid
Bruno Mars – WINNER

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B

Beyoncé – WINNER
Lizzo
Ella Mai

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B

Chris Brown, Indigo
Khalid, Free Spirit – WINNER
Ella Mai, Ella Mai

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B

Khalid, “Talk” – WINNER
Lizzo, “Juice”
Ella Mai, “Trip”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK

Billie Eilish – WINNER
Imagine Dragons
Panic! at the Disco

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Maroon 5
P!nk
Taylor Swift – WINNER

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN

Bad Bunny
J Balvin – WINNER
Ozuna

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL

Lauren Daigle – WINNER
For King & Country
MercyMe

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)

Avicii
Marshmello – WINNER
The Chainsmokers

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK

A Star Is Born by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen – WINNER
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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Davido Flaunts His Richard Mille As He’s Spotted With Trey Songz And J.Cole

Nigerian singer, Davido, who recently clocked 27 was pictured one of the finest superstars in America, J.Cole and Trey Songz.

Trey Songz’ son, who’s just 7-month old was also featured in the rare picture. The Naija singer can be seen flaunting his new Richard Mille wristwatch in a picture with them at the Madison Square Garden, where they all watched the Knicks vs Nets basketball game on Sunday, November 25, 2019.

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Burna Boy Wins 2019 Young Person Of The Year Future Awards

Twenty-eight-year-old Nigerian rave of the moment in music and entertainment industry, Damini Ogulu, a.k.a Burna Boy, on Sunday emerged winner of the 2019 Young Person of the Year Future Awards.

The 2020 Grammy Award nominee got two awards as the Young Person of the Year and also the Prize for Music at the event held at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Other winners during the gala night are Future Prize for Agriculture that went to Uka Eje — founder of the Thrive Agric that has funded over 15, 000 farmers across Nigeria.

For the Future Award Prize for Media, Samuel Ajiboye clinched the gong as a young entrepreneur and a Country Manager, Alpha and Jam — a company that has presence in four African countries.

Mr. Israel Adesanya, Nigeria’s World Champions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial art, a kick boxer got the prize for Sport.

The Future Award for Education went to Olaseni Cole, who runs an empowerment programme aimed at preparing and equipping children with skills within the tech-space. The project has impacted over 3,000 children in Lagos and Ogun.

The Prize for Technology went to Zang Luka Bot, inventor of the Foot House, an interaction traditional mouse that allows people with upper limb disability to interface computer with their leg.

The Prize for Fashion went the way of Sandra Tuboboreni, CEO, TUBO, a multi-award winning global brand.

The Future Awards for Africa for Public Service got the way of Adetola Onayemi, an international lawyer, the head, Trade Remedies/Assistant Trade and investment in the Office of the Vice President.

The Future Award Prize for Arts went to Ken Nwadiogu, a multidisciplinary artist and contemporealist. He founded the fast growing Artland Contemporary Ltd.

The Future Award for Acting was won by Timini Egbuson, an actor in the MTV television series Shuga.

The Prize for Advocacy was won by 32-year-old Hamsat Lawal, who led a successful campaign in over 40 countries and specialises in practical issues related to climate change and others.

The Prize for Community Action was won by Isaac Success, founder, Dreams from the Slum, an empowerment initiative to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria.

The Prize for On Air Personality was won by Simi Drey Adejumo, a broadcaster with Beat FM.

The Prize for Film Making was won by Dare Olaitan for his efforts in the blockbuster film, Ojukokoro (Greed) and Knockout Blessing. He also clinched the 15th Africa Movie Academy Awards, AMAA.

The Future Award for Photography was won by Tolani Alli, the personal photographer to the Vice President. She has featured on BBC News, World Press and other international media houses.

The Award for Journalism was won by Shola Lawal, a freelance journalist covering social justice, development and creativity.

The Future Awards for Professional Service was won by Bukky Akomolafe, the Commercial Manager at Travelsstart, Africa’s largest online travel agency.

The Future Awards Africa has been termed the Nobel Prize for Young Africans and the most important youth awards by Forbes.

It is a set of prizes given annually to celebrate and accelerate innovation, creativity and enterprise among young Africans aged 18 to 31 and has produced over 150 winners and over 1,550 nominees since its first edition in 2006.

It is presented in conjunction with The Future Project, which has a mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through inclusive enterprise and active citizenship.

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“Naira Marley Is The Biggest Artiste In Nigeria” – Ycee

Ycee triggered a heated argument on twitter today after stating that street singer, Naira Marley is the biggest Nigerian artiste right now.

He claimed the information is factual but said that many people will say its false not because it actually is but because of the status of the music industry.

The tweet sparked debate online and it got many angry, stating that his statement was an insult to the ‘big dogs’ that’s working day and night to elevate the status of Nigerian music and get more attention from the world, not Africa alone.

Naira Marley saw Ycee’s tweet, and he acknowledged it saying in Yoruba that “He’s with the rapper on this one”.

Ycee later cleared the air with a tweet that his fans should not get angry at his previous statement because it is just his opinion

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Meet the Winners At The Future Awards Africa 2019!

The 20 winners have emerged at this year’s The Future Awards Africa, at the awards ceremony which took place on Sunday at The Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel.

The Future Awards Africa 2019 celebrated young, diverse and innovative young Africans between the ages of 18 and 31, who have made a difference through social good, social enterprise, and creativity in the past year.

The event was hosted by Folarin ‘Falz’ Falana and actress Toni Tones, and Taymesan and Khaffi Kareem.

The trailblazers were selected across their communities, in categories ranging from social activism, business, and entertainment.

Burna Boy, Simi Drey, Tolani Alli, Isaac Success, Israel Adesanya, Timini Egbuson, were among the winners.

See the full list of winners below:

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music

Winner — Damini Ebunoluwa ‘Burna Boy’ Ogulu (28)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting

Winner — Timini Egbuson (32)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Agriculture

Winner — Uka Eje (29)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Advocacy

Winner — Hamzat Lawal (32)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts (Visual & Applied)

Winner — Ken Nwadiogbu (25)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Community Action

Winner — Isaac Success (28)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Film-making

Winner — Dare Olaitan (28)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Literature

Winner — Otosirieze Obi-Young (25)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Media

Winner — Samuel Ajiboye (28)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Professional Service

Winner — Bukky Akomolafe (31)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for OAP (Visual & Audio)

Winner — Simi ‘Drey’ Adejumo (21)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Public Service

Winner — Adetola Onayemi (28)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Sports
Winner — Israel Adesanya (30)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Education

Winner — Olaseni Cole (32)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Technology

Winner — Zang Luka Bot (28)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion

Winner — Tuboboreni Sandrah (28)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Business

Winner — Ademola Ayilara (31)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Journalism

Winner — Shola Lawal (25)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Photography

Winner — Tolani Alli (27)

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Naira Marley Buys A Bentley

Popular Nigerian street singer, Naira Marley has confirmed reports that he bought himself a new Bentley car.

The reports have been making rounds on social media for a couple of hours and not a few blogs reported that the rapper snagged himself a Bentley.

Naira Marley is one of the few artistes in the Nigerian music industry that acquired expensive exotic cars in just a short period of time in the game.

The rapper has enjoyed a tremendous year in the music industry and he is set to round off the year with a Marlian fest in December.

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Timi Dakolo Is All About His Art In Guardian Life’s Latest Issue

Timi Dakolo is not a man to do things in a hurry, and his career is all the proof you need. From competing on West African Idols, which he would go on to win in 2007, to becoming one of the leading voices in the Nigerian music space.

In this interview with Guardian Life Magazine, Timi Dakolo says: “My songs are not for the now, it should be able to resonate with you as it did in 1980 and come down to 2019 and people can still feel the same way. My job as an art is to create a significant experience in the heart and minds of the listeners.”

Read excerpts from his interview below:

When asked who exactly Timi Dakolo is, he says:

Timi Dakolo is a blend of everything and everybody. I am a bit of a lot of things that I have imbibed overtime. I am an art not an artist. I see myself as an art. When I am singing, I am seeing myself from the position that I am an art that will resonate for a long time.

On his consistency and staying relevant, he says:

For you to stay relevant, you have to know your trade especially in a way that only you can. If you have to give all your ideas to somebody else to interpret, it can get lost in traffic and become someone else’s idea. Understand what works and what doesn’t.

Faced with the question of what role his wife, Busola Dakolo plays in his music career, he says that she is more than the vixen in his videos.

I would say she plays a lot of roles. For instance, I read a lot of music books and practice a lot but you understand when I say there are times life issues come to you and you are doing everything else except what you love. In moments like this, she would come at me with ‘I haven’t seen you practice in a long while.’ This lets you know there is a watch person behind you but that is only just one part.

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