My heart is heavy as I write this. I have pondered for days on how to respond to what my dear country is going through. What do I write? What do I say? What strategies can I put in place for these precarious times? How can I guard my heart and stay sensitive to the […]There is a Country
Whew! I might have heaved a huge sigh of relief at the final moments of 2021. Even though it seemed surreal that the year was over, wasn’t it just yesterday that we rang in the new year, 2021? The year started on a bittersweet note for me, things were not going as planned and despite […]Hello 2022!
Life can be ironic sometimes The things you once pined for Become the things you loathe And the places you once loved to go Sometimes feel like the inside of a cell Pause. Recall the promises that brought you here Though it may not feel like it today, You are not stuck, you are planted. […]Bloom!
Johannes Larcher and Luis Duran, respectively HBO Max’s general managers of international and Latin America, are set to exit the streaming service as part of the ongoing shakeup at Warner Bros. Discovery, Variety has confirmed. The two top HBO Max execs are the latest layoffs to surface as a new leadership team is being put […]HBO Max International Chief Johannes Larcher and LatAm Boss Luis Duran to Exit in Warner Bros. Discovery Restructuring
For the past month, jurors in Virginia have been witness to a tabloid spectacle. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have taken turns revealing every detail of their four-year relationship, including serious allegations of bloody violence and sexual assault, as well as merely lurid accounts of screaming fights, promiscuous drug use, and bowel movements. Heard will […]Why Didn’t Johnny Depp Sue Amber Heard for Breaching Her NDA?
Over the last decade, Afrobeat has blossomed from a continental staple into a global sound, with artists such as Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and even Ed Sheeran incorporating the genre into their music and cosign the culture. The genre reached a new peak with Burna Boy’s concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Thursday, which certified him as the first Nigerian artist to headline a concert at the legendary arena. The show opened with a small welcoming speech by legendary rapper Busta Rhymes, who thanked the crowd — which was overwhelmingly West African — for their rich culture and warm embrace when he visited Nigeria. He spoke of Burna Boy’s connection to New York and why the show was more than just a standard concert, but rather an indicator of a new era in music. With elaborate lighting and an array of dancers, Burna Boy was joined by his band The Outsiders, along with longtime collaborator, Senegalese singer, Youssou N’Dour. They performed “Level Up”, from the 2020 album “Twice as Tall,” as the African drums resounded into every corner of the arena. The crowd got wilder as Burna went deeper into the set, shouting the lyrics and even throwing several bras at him onstage — which he did not discourage, asking for more after the first landed onstage. Later in the show Burna Boy, born Damini Ogulu, announced his forthcoming sixth studio album “Love, Damini,” due on his birthday, July 2, to screams from the audience. He then transitioned into a new song from the album, which samples Toni Braxton’s “He Wasn’t Man Enough for Me.” As his 2019 smash “On the Low” began, many fans left their seats and began dancing in the aisles. At various points throughout night, small mosh pits bubbled in general admission, showing a polite balance of carefree emotion and respect for others’ personal space. While Nigeria is renowned for its influential musicians and cultural leaders, it has also faced decades of inequality and police brutality. That was highlighted as Burna performed “Collateral Damage,” which speaks of the economic and social struggles many Nigerians face. The song had a resurgence during the 2020 #EndSARS movement, which aimed to disband a controversial police unit targeting young Nigerians and immigrants. As he sang “My people suffer, well well/ Police dey slap here, well well/ Hungry dey wire dem, well well,” images of police abuse were projected behind him. That statement made, the concert returned to a celebratory vibe, as Burna ripped his shirt off and smashed a guitar before sprinting around the stage. After a brief pause, the lights dimmed and he began his signature hit and final song of the night, “Ye,” from his breakthrough album “Outside.” As the song wound down, Burna thanked the audience for staying with him through the years, and promised much more to come.Burna Boy Brings Nigeria to New York at Sold-Out Madison Square Garden Show: Concert Review
Netizen in-laws of Nigerian singer Davido and his third baby mama, Chioma are currently excited, following a statement the singer made. In a video sighted by browngh.com which has made the rounds online, Davido was spotted with Cubana Chiefpriest and some other people as they vibed to his Assurance song. At the time Davido and […]“Assurance don wake up” – Davido announces relaunch of love with Chioma (video)
This fall will mark two years since Davido released his sophomore album A Better Time. The project, which was a follow-up to his 2019 debut A Good Time came complete with 17 songs and features from fellow afrobeats artists Mayorkun, Tiwa Savage, Ckay, Sauti Sol, and more, as well as hip-hop R&B acts like Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Young Thug, Lil Baby, Nas, and others. With the 2020 project, it was clear that Davido’s mainstream crossover was in full effect and it was something that was proven time and time again after the arrival of A Better Time through stateside collaborations, late-night TV performances, and more. However, all of that is in the past now as Davido prepares to release his upcoming third album. There isn’t a title for the project yet, but we’ve received the first taste of Davido’s upcoming body of work through his new single “Stand Strong.” It’s a triumphant effort that captures Davido beside The Samples, a choir that adds a glorious touch to the song. The new record is also produced by Nigerian singer-producer Pheelz, who is having a big moment of his own with “Finesse” featuring following Nigerian singer BNXN fka Buju. You can enjoy Davido’s new song in the video above. Young Thug is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.Davido Is An Impenetrable Force On The Glorious ‘Stand Strong’ With The Samples
Nigerian music superstar, Davido, is tensioning his fans and followers on social media after revealing a huge amount of money he made in the outgoing year 2021. The Omo Baba Olowo as fondly called by his fans made the revelation on his InsNtagram channel where he released the figures. The singer made a simple post […]Mixed Reaction As DavidO Boat That He Made N12bn This Year, His Manager Also Reacts
A bomb explosion is suspected to have occurred on Tuesday about 9pm in Jalingo , the capital of Taraba State. The bomb blast happened very close to the military base situated in Jalingo metropolis. According to a credible source , the explosive was thrown into the military camp by a pedestrian. The incident was confirmed […]BOMB EXPLODES IN JALINGO AGAIN