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Spotify’s always billed itself as a platform for creators, so today, it announced that it’s going to help artists in need.

Spotify to let artists link out to personal donation pages

Spotify’s always billed itself as a platform for creators, so today, it announced that it’s going to help artists in need. The company will allow creators to link out to donation pages, whether it’s their own, a friend’s, or just an organization’s.
Fuji music singer, Abass Akande Obesere has boasted that he is the paramount king of music, with his release, ‘Egungun Be Careful,’ set 19 years ago still making wave today and raking in more money into his pocket.

Abass Obesere: I am the Paramount King of Music

Fuji music singer, Abass Akande Obesere has boasted that he is the paramount king of music, with his release, ‘Egungun Be Careful,’ set 19 years ago still making wave today and raking in more money into his pocket.
Singer David Adeleke, otherwise known as Davido, has postponed his ongoing ‘A Good Time’ North American Tour due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in more than 50 countries.

Davido postpones tour over Coronavirus fears

Singer David Adeleke, otherwise known as Davido, has postponed his ongoing ‘A Good Time’ North American Tour due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in more than 50 countries.

MI Abaga dumps Chocolate City, floats new record label

Popular Nigerian rapper, M.I Abaga has announced his exit from Chocolate City after 13 years of being under the record label.
Nigerian musician Joshua Iniyezo, better known as Solid Star, has revealed that he made more than N200 million for his former record company, Achievas Records.

Solid Star: I made more than N200 million for my former record label

Nigerian musician Joshua Iniyezo, better known as Solid Star has revealed that he made more than N200 million for his former record company, Achievas Records.
Torch-bearing veteran singer Zaaki Azzay has alleged that the Nigerian music industry as of today, is driven by investments from drug barons and Internet fraudsters also known as Yahoo Boys.

Zaaki Azzay: Drug barons, Yahoo boys taking over Nigerian music industry

Torch-bearing veteran singer Zaaki Azzay has alleged that the Nigerian music industry as of today, is driven by investments from drug barons and Internet fraudsters also known as Yahoo Boys.
Wizkid

Tuface Idibia: Wizkid is a legend — video

Nigerian music legend, Innocent Idibia, otherwise known as 2Face, has described Wizkid as a legend.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 24- Beyonce departs after The Celebration of Life for Kobe & Gianna Bryant at Staples Center on February 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian-Getty Images-AFP

Beyonce kicks off LA memorial for Kobe Bryant and daughter

Beyonce kicked off a star-studded memorial ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday for basketball great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna who died along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.
Eedris AbdulKareem

Eedris Abdulkareem: Why Burna Boy needs to apologize

Veteran Nigerian music act, Eedris AbdulKareem, has accused Grammy-nominated artiste Burna Boy of “stealing” Fela’s song and “stealing” from Afrobeats to make his career without giving credits.
Nigerian superstar Olamide and his label YBLN have signed an exciting deal with an American distribution, records, and publishing company, Empire.

Nigerian music star Olamide signs deal with American company

Nigerian superstar Olamide and his label YBLN have signed an exciting deal with an American distribution, records, and publishing company, Empire.
Nigerian Afrofusion singer, Adekunle Gold also known as AG, has once again acknowledged his colleague, Kizz Daniel, over his song titled “Jore”.

Adekunle Gold: How Kizz Daniel inspired my song

Nigerian Afrofusion singer Adekunle Gold also known as AG, has once again acknowledged his colleague, Kizz Daniel, over his song titled “Jore”.
Teenage pop iconoclast Billie Eilish dropped her James Bond theme tune on Friday, racking up 2.2 million views in just six hours as the teenage prodigy continues her stunning rise.

Billie Eilish drops James Bond track

Teenage pop iconoclast Billie Eilish dropped her James Bond theme tune on Friday, racking up 2.2 million views in just six hours as the teenage prodigy continues her stunning rise.
Highlife music legend, Sir Victor Olaiya, has passed on.

Governor Fayemi: Victor Olaiya was Ekiti’s precious gift to the world

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has commiserated with the family of the doyen of Highlife Music, Dr Victor Abimbola Olaiya, who passed on Wednesday. He was aged 89.
Rapper Snoop Dogg apologized on Wednesday for an obscenity-laced tirade in which he appeared to threaten attacking a CBS news anchor over an interview about late basketball star Kobe Bryant.

Snoop Dogg apologizes for threatening TV anchor

Rapper Snoop Dogg apologized on Wednesday for an obscenity-laced tirade in which he appeared to threaten attacking a CBS news anchor over an interview about late basketball star Kobe Bryant.
Highlife music legend, Sir Victor Olaiya, has passed on.

Bimbo Esho: Victor Olaiya a living legend even after death

Bimbo Esho, Managing Director, Evergreen Musical Company, on Wednesday said that the late legendary highlife musician, Victor Olaiya, remained a living legend as his music had already immortalized him.
Tunde Akinsanmi

Tdot: FCT needs structure upgrade to promote entertainment, artistes

An Abuja based Musician, Tunde Akinsanmi (Tdot), has called for upgrade of entertainment infrastructure in the FCT to boost entertainment in the city and also support growth of local artistes.
Music insiders say the real reason Taylor Swift didn’t go to the Grammys is they wouldn’t guarantee she’d win Song of the Year.

Taylor Swift skipped the Grammys because they couldn’t guarantee she’d win

Music insiders say the real reason Taylor Swift didn’t go to the Grammys is they wouldn’t guarantee she’d win Song of the Year.
Naomi Campbell has written an open letter to the organizers of Grammy Awards after Burna Boy’s loss to Angelique Kidjo at the 2020 edition of the awards.

Naomi Campbell writes Grammy organisers over Afrobeats

Naomi Campbell has written an open letter to the organizers of Grammy Awards after Burna Boy’s loss to Angelique Kidjo at the 2020 edition of the awards.

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A swarm of desert locusts flies over a ranch near the town of Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kenya, February 21, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

East Africa locust swarms gather as coronavirus curbs delay pesticides

Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust swarms on the verge of devastating crops in eastern Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus lockdown: Over 100 arrested, arraigned in Rivers

Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.
Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.

Abia Warriors goalkeeper shot, hospitalised in Ibadan

Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.
Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

Coronavirus lockdown: Security agencies, task force should treat Nigerians with dignity – Reps deputy whip

The Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha on Friday urged security agencies and Task-Force set up by Federal and State Governments to treat people with dignity and respect as it is needless to stop people from getting coronavirus by harassing and shooting at them.
Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.

Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic

Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.