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Talk By Falz: A Review

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“Music is the weapon of the future”- Fela Anikulapo Kuti  Music has been one of the archives where humanity stores what is happening to her at a particular period. Going through songs that were recorded several years ago, one finds that particular songs refer to events that were ongoing at that particular time or even before the time of the composition. Ranging from Peter Tosh’s Equal Rights to Fela’s Beast of No Nations to Bob Marley’s Redemption Song to several other musicians who reigned in the past, one always finds that the musicians drew inspiration from their immediate environment and the conditions of that environment to make the music. Folarin Falana aka Falz has shown just this sort of musical activism with several of his songs especially Child of the Wo

‘Four-Year Tenure, Three Years Holiday?’ — Falz Aims SLy DIg At Buhari In New Single

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Folarin Falana, son of human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, popularly known as Falz, seems to have taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari in his new single, entitled 'Talk'. He also targeted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) that had threatened to sue him over his previous video, 'This is Nigeria', saying: "Boda MURIC shout finish we no see am for court." The song was released late on Thursday and already has more than 60,000 views on Youtube. 'Talk' is the lead single off his 'Moral Instruction' album scheduled for release on January 15, 2019. The cover art of the album was designed by Fela's arts designer, Lemi Ghariokwu. In the video, Falz said: "Four-year tenure,

Genny And The Lion: A Netflix Story By Oluwatunmise Kareem

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Netflix It was always sure to come to this, this generation has gone against 100-year-old conventions and she is still going to do it again. We still don't quite understand the effect of a time when information is so easy to transmit; when media is so easy to access and the channels they are aplenty. Have you heard? Aunt Genny's movie premiered on Netflix; a whole Genevieve Nnaji. I was already thinking about the N2,000 I'd have to pay to watch it at the cinema, or if we'd be showing it in school and just like that, I saw it on my Instagram, that it's available on Netflix. Whattt!!? I sharparly buzzed my people in the abroad, got password, logged in and I watched. On an 11dollars per month subscription, six of us watched 'Lionheart', the week it came out. LIONHEART...

FLASHBACK: ‘Read The Line’ — What Adekunle Gold Told Sahara TV About Simi In June

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The internet is currently in a frenzy following the report that Nigerian singer, Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known as Adekunle Gold, and Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye, professionally known as Simi, would get married the traditional way at a yet-to-be-disclosed location, where only 300 guests have been invited to. Although the management of both artistes are yet to confirm the veracity of the reports, messages from well-wishers have continued to pour in for them. There had been speculations in the past over the relationship status of the duo. Video of FLASHBACK: 'Read The Line' — What Adekunle Gold Told Sahara TV About Simi In June FLASHBACK: 'Read The Line' — What Adekunle Gold Told Sahara TV About Simi In June However, here is a flashback of an int

REPORTER’S DIARY: How Foreigners Sold Wizkid’s ‘Made in Lagos’ Concert Ticket Of N4,000 For N1,000

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As an entertainment journalist, the job gets really busy in December, with a litany of music festivals, award shows, comedy events to cover. As early as October 2018, entertainers begin to roll out dates, venues and time of their concerts scheduled for December. So, it was a well-expected move on December 7 when Nigerian singer Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known as Wizkid, took to his Instagram handle to announce the date and venue of his two concerts: The Wizkid Exclusive VIP Experience at Eko Convention Centre on December 19, and the Made In Lagos Festival which was to hold at Eko Atlantic on December 23.  I reached out to Xchange, organisers of the two events, in order to get press pass to this event. Our request was granted, we attended the Singers First event, which was held at Ek

Politicians Use Music To Sell Manifestoes But Never Support The Industry, Says Kenny Ogungbe

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Nigeria’s foremost music executive, Kenny Ogungbe, has said politicians in Nigeria do not really support the entertainment industry, but use them during election seasons for campaigns. Ogungbe, who is the founder of Kennis music, the record label that was instrumental to the success of Nigerian singer, 2Baba, stated this in an interview with Sahara TV at Wizkid's 'VIP Experience' concert, which held in December 2018. According to him, many politicians do not invest in entertainment, but "during politics, they will use musicians to gather people together at their campaign grounds, and they will use music to sell their manifestoes". Speaking further, he advised entertainers not to get involved or align with political parties, as this can be used against them by othe

Genevieve Nnaji: 20 Years After, The Screen Remains Her Playground

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Glam Africa Lights, cameras, action! For the past twenty years this is what many have known Nigerian actress, producer and director, Genevieve Nnaji for. From starting out as a child actress at the age of eight, to climbing up the ladder of her profession, over the years, Genevieve has shown that there is beauty in simplicity. No one knew she had spent well up to two decades in the industry, until the last day of 2018 when she took to her Instagram page to write: “As 2018 comes to an end, I mark 20 years in the art of filmmaking. I’m grateful for my life, journey, and growth thus far". The fourth of eight children, Genevieve was born on the May 3, 1979, in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria to an engineer father and mother who worked as a nursery school teacher. An alumnus

Funke Akindele Confirms Arrival Of Twins

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Nigerian actress and filmaker, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz, have confirmed the news of the arrival of their twins. On Saturday, December 22, 2018, there had been reports that the actress had given birth to a set of twins. Although Funke did not exactly confirm the news, some messages on her Instastory, which were posted in the very early hours of December 22, read: "Thank you Lord"; "Mo je oruko titun"; "Emi ti a da lewa Olorun"; "A ti fi oruko titun pe mi", among others. Her colleagues and fans also took to their various social media handles to congratulate her. See Also Entertainment 'This 2018 Ended Well For Us' — Nigerians Congr

‘Not All Smiley Faces Are Happy’ — Dancer Kaffy Says Depression Is Real

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Nigerian dancer, Kafayat Shafau-Ameh, popularly known as Kaffydance, has advised Nigerians not to be under pressure when it comes to defining happiness. Recounting her experience with depression via a post on Instagram on Thursday, Kaffy advised people not to be in a hurry else they would lose “the ammunition, the instruments" needed to "sustain the greatness and happiness you pursue". Alongside a video of popular Instagram motivational speaker, Oyemyke where he spoke on focusing on "their hustle", Kaffy wrote: “Please DO NOT BE PRESSURED. A lot is a lie. A lot is a manifestation of what they want to be. A lot is from insecurities. A lot is from depression. Not all smiley faces are happy faces. “Depression is real; too many lives lost. I faced depression, I battled it and I won.