Burna Boy bags Star ambassador role
In what seemed like a deliberate action aimed at wowing his fans he began shooting the visuals of each song, beginning with his favourite hit, ‘Heaven’s Gate’, featuring Lily Allen.
But a few months later ‘Ye’ turned out to become the one song that would define Burna’s year, as the song immediately floored ‘Heaven’s Gate’ as soon as he dropped its visuals.
To put an icing on the cake, he embarked on a ‘Life on the outside’ tour, which eventually put his songs more on international music charts by reason of the massive acceptance and recognition they received.
Afterward, impressive collaborations, features and more hits in ‘Gbona’ and ‘On The Low’ continued to put him more on the front burners of the Nigerian music scene.
Take it or not, 2018 was definitely the best of years for the Don Gorgon, as he fondly calls himself.
And the final straw that did it for him, was his larger than life outing at the Soundcity MVP Awards where he carted home four majors awards, making him the best artiste of the night.
All this while Star Lager beer and Nigerian Brewery were hatching their plan, which came to fruition when they announced the Afrobeat star as their one and only ambassador.
Star Lager is one of the biggest brand supporters of music, and its efforts in the Nigerian music industry has seen the brand host events such as Star Quest, Star Music Trek and Star Mega Jam.
Now with the announcement of Burna Boy as brand ambassador, Star Lager has once again re-established its renewed interest in the Nigerian music industry. Speaking on the announcement, Burna Boy had this to say, “Star is one of the most reputable brands in the country, and I am thrilled to be able to join the Star family. I often try to entertain and inspire with my music and this is a brand value I feel I can communicate with and I believe together we can inspire Nigerians to shine on to the brighter side of Life.”
Seun Kuti to perform at 2019 Grammy Awards
Seun Kuti, son of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has been listed as one of the artistes billed to perform at the 61st Grammy Awards.
The award ceremony is scheduled to hold in February 10 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, U.S.
This information was published on the Grammys’ official website on Thursday.
Seun, who was nominated for Best World Music Album in October 2018, will perform alongside Malian singer/songwriter, Fatoumata Diawara, at the award’s Premiere Ceremony.
Seun’s fourth album, “Black Times” earned him the nomination in the keenly contested category.
“Black Times”, released in March 2018, debuted at number eight on the Billboard World Music Chart in the first week of its release.
Seun delivered a socially conscious album backed by his father’s Egypt 80 ensemble.
A statement on the Grammy website, published on Thursday, said, “The 61st Grammy Awards will start off with sizzle as the lineup for the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony has been revealed, led by Mr. Bombastic himself, Grammy winner and current nominee, Shaggy, as host.
Poll: Tuface, MI, Chidinma release song ‘Not For Sale’
Ace Nigerian singers Tuface Idibia, MI Abaga and Chidinma Ekile have lend their voices against vote-buying during the 2019 general elections, as they jointly released a single hit ‘Not For Sale’.
The Teni D, Waje,Umar Shareef and Cobhams Asuguo also featured in the advocacy collaboration.
The song was directed by Bobby Hai, shot and edited by Paul Gambit and produced by Cobhams Asuquo.
‘Not for Sale’ lyrics entreat Nigerians not to sell their votes “because the power to change the nation for the better is in every one of us.” It also encourages a non-violent electoral process by all stakeholders, especially the electorate as they come out to exercise their franchise.
“You did me a favor saying ‘Yes,’” Duncan Mighty tells wife
Duncan Mighty aka Port Harcourt First Born took to his Instagram page to celebrate his wife, Vivien, your saying ‘‘you did me a favor saying yes.”
Singer Duncan Mighty used the opportunity to celebrate his wife of three years and mother of his two children, Vivien.
In a post shared on his page, Duncan thanked Vivien for accepting to marry him in 2015. He shared the photo above on his page with the caption
“My first/forever Endorsement Deal with INESTIMABLE VALUE
“I remain forever your Ambassador
“No matter how hard I work
“Under Sun 4 you
“Is still not enough 4 you
“You did me a favor saying, YES?”