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Plantashun Boiz Burry The Hatchet At Sound Sultan's Memorial Concert

After years of been at logger-head, music artists 2Face Idibia and Blackface have reconciled, and buried the hatchet.  2Face (Innocent Idibia) and his old Plantashun Boiz label mate Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) fell out years ago when the latter accused the former of appropriating his song, African Queen. This incredible reunion and peacekeeping were made on the 24th of July at the memorial of Nigerian legendary artiste Sound Sultan, who passed on in the early days of July 2021 after being diagnosed with throat cancer. The defunct group made peace during Sound Sultan's elder brother, Eldee's tribute where he urged the members of the Plantashun Boiz to make peace while they're alive, as life can be fleeting. He encouraged them to act in the spirit of forgiveness, oneness, love, and all that Sound Sultan represents. He said: In the spirit of everything that sound sultan represents, this day makes the beginning of a new spirit of love, forgiveness, oneness, perfection in our hearts and may we leave an example to the world at large that no matter how bad it is, it can be made well, it can be made to be good. Thank you Sound Sultan, rest in peace. Watch The Video Below:

Esther Emerges Winner of #TheVoiceNigeria Season 3

Esther Benyeogo has emerged as the winner of the third season of “The Voice Nigeria“ after weeks of competing and showing off talent. The talented singer who was under #TeamDarey was pronounced winner at the grand finale on the 24th of July after going head to head with other talented contestants for the night including Naomi Mac, Dapo, Kpee, Eazzie. She will be going home with 10 million cash prize, a car, and a record deal with Universal Music Nigeria. Out of the 25 contestants, Naomi Mac, Esther, Dapo, Kitah, Kpee, and Eazzie made it to the final stage. So far, the show has aired 17 episodes, providing a continuous dose of amusement to its audience and fans throughout the world. Blind auditions were first, followed by knockouts, combat rounds, and ultimately live concerts. Check out her previous performances below:

Davido Performs Atlanta United's Pre-Match Ritual

Afrobeats heavyweight Davido is the first African Artist to perform MLS club, Atlanta United's pre-match ritual. The Atlanta born singer was invited to "hit the golden spike", a ritual which is done before games held at the Mercedez Benz Stadium by MLS team Atlanta United. Davido hit the golden spike before the club's game versus Columbus Crew which they won 1-0. Atlanta United shared a video of Davido performing their pre-game ritual via their Twitter page and captioned it: "Atlanta born. Nigeria Made 🇳🇬 Afrobeats artist @Davido is your Golden Spike Hitter🔥" The singer who is also an American citizen grew up in Atlanta and even went to school there before returning to Nigeria to kickstart his career. The DMW boss has a house for himself in Atlanta and goes there mostly whenever he's in the States. Last month, the afrobeats superstar went with Jamaican singer, Konshens to shoot a video for their new video, Boom Bang in Atlanta. Just recently, he retired to his house in Atlanta for a brief spell after the loss of his friend and associate, Obama DMW. Until his death last month, Obama was a close friend of the singer and has been with him for many years. Watch The Video Below: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Davido Global Updates (@davidoglobalupdates)

DMW's First Lady Unveils Title & Release Date For Upcoming EP

Davido Music Worldwide First lady, Liya has unveiled the title and release date for her upcoming music project.  DMW Head Huncho Davido took to his Instagram page to drop a snippet of a suspected video from the project, also revealing the title of the project to be "Alari" and it is slated to drop on July 30th, 2021. He wrote: Good things come to those who wait 🕊😇 @yes_liya .. ALARI JULY 30 "Alari" will be the Songstress debut EP. It is a 6-track project which also features label boss and Afrobeats poster-boy Davido. Liya already dropped a single title 'Melo' off the project, a groovy yet soothing afro-fusion tune that had her showcase her vocal brilliance.

Ayra Starr Set To Release Debut Album

Celestial being and Mavin Records singer, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, popularly known as Ayra Starr, has revealed that her debut album is ready for release. The 19-year old singer, songstress made the announcement via her Instagtam page. Her debut album, titled "19 & Dangerous," is scheduled to drop on Friday August 6, 2021. Making the announcement, she wrote: My debut album. 19 & Dangerous. August 6 Bad man bad every day. 👼🏾⭐️🔥⚠️ View this post on Instagram A post shared by Celestial being 👼🏾⭐️ (@ayrastarr) The soon to be released album is a follow up to her self-titled EP 'Ayra Starr'-a 5 track project that dropped on 22 January 2021.

Adekunle Gold Billed to Spearhead Afro Carnival 2021 in New York

AG Baby, Adekunle Gold has been unveiled as the headline act for this year's edition of the Afro Carnival holding in the city of New York in the United States of America On Wednesday, the 14th of July 2021. The Afro Carnival organizers announced Adekunle Gold as the headline act for the show via their Instagram page. The Afro Carnival 2021 is a brainchild of DJ Tunez and will see Adekunle Gold headline the concert. On their announcement post for the festival, the organizers revealed that they were bringing the singer to the festival in New York City on the 21st of August. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Afro Carnival (@afrocarnival) Adekunle Gold will be joined at the Afro Carnival 2021 by his co-headline act, South Africa's Busiswaah. Other artists included in the lineup for the festival are KDDO, Ayo Jay, J Anthoni, Queenie Gatora, ADH, and Agho. DJ Tunez revealed that he will be turning up with even more friends. The well sought after disc jockey, DJ Tunz teamed up with one of the acts, J Anthoni, on an EP titled All You Need earlier this year. The headline act also worked with American singer, Lucky Daye on his latest single, 'Sinner'.

Watch | Kida Kudz’s Acoustic Performance of “Problem” on “Glitch Sessions”

One of the UK's most exciting artists Kayode Odesanya better known as Kida Kudz takes gangster love to a whole new level for his performance of “Problem” on “Glitch Sessions”. Watch below:

Ric Hassani Covers Man Magazine Nigeria’s Latest Issue

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Ric Hassani covers Man Magazine's latest issue. Styled by World Charming Organization and photographed by Paul Mena with makeup by Phabulous Makeup Artistry, the music star can be seen looking dapper. Inside the feature, the singer discusses his music career, creative process, his love for criticism and his hope of bringing P-Square back together. Read extract below: On his first involvement with music When I was 6 years old, my sisters were in the choir. After church service, they stayed back for rehearsals. I wasn’t a part of the group but I often stayed back with my sisters. As a member of the choir, they were entitled to meat pie, but since I wasn’t a part of them, I couldn’t get any and I was usually very hungry. I knew that the only way to get one was to join the choir, so I did and I fell in love with Music. On his love for criticism My mum is a critic and that is her parenting tool. On what he could change about the music industry if he had the chance If I could change anything about the industry, I will bring P-SQUARE back together. On the best piece of advice he has ever received  The best advice I have ever received is from my friend Oprah Winfrey, via a YouTube video she made that I watched (lol) ‘RELAX, TRUST YOUR CREATOR, TRUST THE UNIVERSE.” On what’s next for him I and my friends are going to watch a movie. (lol) Actually, I can’t say it now, but definitely a third album. Read the full feature on www.manmagazineng.com Credits: cc:Bellanaija Photography @shots_by_mena Styling/Artistic Director @infoworldcharming Editorial Editor @lekeshades Makeup @phabulousmakeupartistry Hair grooming @highdtosin Jewellery @obidiiya Graphics @trytune

New Music Alert: Yemi Alade – Enjoyment

Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, Yemi Eberechi Alade, has released a new track entitled 'Enjoyment', produced by Dr Amir. 'Enjoyment' follows up her previous song Dancina. As the name implies, 'Enjoyment' is themed around enjoying oneself without any remorse. Enjoyment is her first single of the year after the successful release of her album 'Empress', which was released in November last year under her label Effyzzie Music Group. Listen to Yemi Alade's New Single 'Enjoyment' Below:

Watch | Adekunle Gold & Lucky Daye’s Acoustic Performance of ''Sinner''

Nigerian highlife singer, songwriter and graphic designer. Adekunle Kosoko, known professionally as  Adekunle Gold delivered an electrifying live performance of his latest single “Sinner” alongside American singer-songwriter Lucky Daye.  The acoustic performance was filmed at the Paramount Ameraycan Studios, Los Angeles. Produced by Blaize Beatz, “Sinner” serves as the singer’s second official single for 2021, following the release of his previous single, “It Is What It Is.” Watch the performance below:

Davido Fulfills Promise To Obama DMW

Afrobeats heavyweight Davido reported fulfills promise to Obama DMW as he secures a job for his son in his father’s company. DMW Boss, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has allegedly fulfilled his promises to his late friend, Obama DMW by securing a job for his only son. Davido had been taking care of his educational needs since Obama officially made him a Godfather over his son, Malik. It was also stated that an inside source confirmed that Davido being a shareholder in his father’s company has secured immediate employment for the young man as soon as he finishes school. Here’s what Cutie Jullz wrote; “So like we discussed on our live video the last time, Davido has been the one funding Obama’s only son’s education since. Our legit source says, since Obama officially made Davido Malik’s godfather, he’s been taking care of all his educational needs since. The word is ALL. David enrolled his godson, Malik at the Adeleke University after seeing him through secondary school and has been been the one paying for not just tuition fees but everything including Transportation to school to as little as pens. We have also been reliably informed that, as part of the main shareholders of the Adeleke Group of Companies, David has also secured an employment for young brilliant Malik in his Father’s company. As in it’s a done deal as soon as the boy completes school. Malik has one more year to do in University. We’ve been told he is a very brilliant student who has always been among the top 10 students at the University. David’s father and sister have also been keenly supporting David in this decision hence Malik’s employment done and sealed to start rolling as soon as he completes school. Also if Malik should change his mind after school and wants to work elsewhere, David is still in full support as “a father” to Malik. Like our source said, David has been doing this even before Obama passed away so to him it’s normal just that now, he’s fatherly responsibilities will be a little bit more than just financial benefits.” Wow, nice one David. 

Kingdom Wins #NigerianIdol Season 6!

Kingdom Krosiede has emerged winner of the Nigerian Idol competition this year after an intense battle which lasted several weeks. Kingdom will be walking away with a cash prize of N30 million, a brand new SUV, 6-track EP recording deal, 3 music videos included, an all-expense-paid trip to Seychelles, a weekend getaway to Dubai for 2. The final episode of the show was aired on Sunday, the 11th of July 2021. Kingdom was named winner of Nigerian Idol after an exciting 8-week competition which saw him beat fellow finalist, Francis at the final show this night.  The organizers announced his win via their Instagram stories. They wrote: "The winner of #NigerianIdol Season 6 is @iamdkingdom!!! Congratulations Kingdom and congrats to #TeamKingdom for voting and making this possible" View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nigerian Idol (@nigerianidol)

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