Entertainment

MzVee’s ‘Balance’ gets featured on BBC 1Xtra’s Africa 360 playlist

Ghanaian vocal powerhouse MzVee has joined a host of other A-List African musicians on BBC 1Xtra’s highly-acclaimed Africa 360 Playlist. Her ‘Balance’ song featuring Sarkodie joins songs from Grammy award-winning Wizid and Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Sauti Sol, amongst others. The playlist was launched Friday, March 19 and it contains a week of specially curated content celebrating African music …

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Temi Adeniji appointed MD of Warner Music South Africa and SVP of strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa

Temi Adeniji has been appointed to the combined role of MD of Warner Music South Africa and SVP, strategy, Sub-Saharan Africa.   Adeniji will assume this position in September, reporting to Alfonso Perez-Soto, EVP, Eastern Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. In addition, as SVP of special projects, she’ll work closely with Simon Robson, president, international recorded music on a number of international projects. The move comes …

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Grammy Awards 2021: List Of All Winners And Highlights

Megan Thee Stallion is best new artist while Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift also picked up trophies Beyoncé had a wonderful outing at the 63rd Grammy Awards by winning two gramophones making her the most awarded female artist at this ceremony, with twenty-eight awards. Taylor Swift, who won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year …

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Nigeria’s Burna Boy Wins Best Global Music Album at 2021 Grammys

Burna Boy won Best Global Music Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards. His album Twice as Tall won the award over records by Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen (Amadjar). The win marks Burna Boy’s first Grammy Award after being nominated last year. Burna Boy In November, the Recording Academy announced plans to change the name of Best World Music …

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Some takeaways from Meghan & Prince Harry’s interview

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle had an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey where the couple opened up about their decision to leave the royal family and dealing with the British media. The interview was the couple’s first public engagement since Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released statements confirming that they will not …

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YouTube’s Alex Okosi sees ‘tremendous’ opportunity in Africa’s creative market

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, as stay-at-home orders continue to roll out across the world, millions of people are turning to the internet for everything from virtual learning and working from home to entertainment and social media — leading to a surge in usage. For video hosting sites such as YouTube — which boasts more than two billion users per month — the pandemic means how-to’s, self-care …

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John Boyega, Chadwick Boseman win at 2021 Golden Globes (See Full List)

British- Nigerian actor and producer, John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega, known professionally as John Boyega has won at this year’s Golden Globes Awards in the Supporting actor — television category with the movie “Small Axe” This year, American comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studio “Soul” took home the award for original score and Motion picture. Chadwick Boseman, John Boyega, and …

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IN THE SHADOW OF A GIANT: CAMEROON’S ILLS WITH NIGERIAN MUSIC

Like many Cameroonians, I am torn between two worlds — a French-speaking one and an English-speaking one. Navigating between these two worlds daily is hard enough; although for my own case, I like to think that I have acquired a particular ability at blending into whatever world I am in, at any given time. That being said, it is in …

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