Osun gov-elect, Davido, others bag Afro awards
The Osun State Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, his nephew and singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido and legendary African drummer, Chief Tajudeen Amoo-Adeleke, are among Africans and Americans to be honoured at the Afro Award 2022 in Los Angeles, California.
This was contained in a statement issued by Founder and Executive Producer of Afro Awards, Mr. Taiwo Oduala,.
Also to be honoured is the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Mrs. Fatima Maada, Founder and CEO of Pan-African Film Festival, Ayuko Babu and renowned Nigerian journalist, Seye Kehinde.
He said the awardees as are among Africans and Americans, who distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavours.
The event is billed to broadcast live on Sunday, November 6 at Regal La Live 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015, USA.
“The main focus of the award is to support people who have demonstrated exceptional humanitarian excellence in various fields, ” he said.
According to him, since inception, the Afro Awards has hosted and honored over 5,000 individuals at the core front of humanitarianism and philanthropy in American and African communities.
Oduala, who is also a film director gave names of some of the 2022 honorees to include; Curtis Young (Son of Dr Dre), Masika Kalysha (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop; We TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop),
Others are Tina Weisinger (Founder of HAP Awards), Hubert Nakitare (Hip Hop Artist and Activist), Lea Cher Pump (Owner of The LadyLike Foundation), His Royal Majesty Oba Yisa Olaniyan (Humanitarian and Founder of AHBEAH Awards)
Also to be honoured are Rochel Pamphile (CEO of Rocky R&P Entertainment), Dr. Lance McCarthy (Business Consultant and Humanitarian), Fatimoh Muhammed (Philanthropist; Humanitarian), Afro Nation (World Biggest Afrobeats; Humanitarian), Sam Anwuzia (Founder of ZAFAA Awards; CEO Nollywood Entertainment; Humanitarian).
Others are Ade James (African Legendary Photographer; Humanitarian), Yinka Rythym (Musician; Philanthropist; Humanitarian), Charmaine Blake (Owner of Charmaine PR Firm), Kandias Conda (Owner of Celebrity Brand) and Madam Lara Okunnubi (Philanthropist/Humanitarian).
The director explained that the red carpet arrivals start by 5:00pm with the main event at 7:00pm and an after party at 10:00pm.
He said the host for this year’s event is VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Star, Masika Kalysha.
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Crux Nation to showcase African music, culture in UK
Following its recently concluded The YAGI “Young and Getting It” night of music event, Crux Nation has announced it has concluded plans to showcase the best of African music and culture in the UK in the coming months.
According to the musical firm, it has lined up a series of events that will celebrate the richness and diversity of African music, featuring a range of talented artists from across the continent.
“In the coming months, we are planning a series of events that will celebrate the richness and diversity of African music, featuring a range of talented artists from across the continent. One of their upcoming events is the “Afro-Fusion Fest”, a multi-day festival that will bring together some of the most exciting and innovative artists working in the genre today. They are also planning a series of smaller shows and events that will provide a platform for emerging artists and help to foster a vibrant and dynamic music scene in the UK,” Cruz Nation said in a statement.
“Crux Nation is committed to producing events that are not only entertaining but also educational and culturally enriching. The events will aim to provide a platform for African artists to showcase their talents and share their stories, while also building bridges between cultures and promoting understanding and respect. We are excited about the future of African music in the UK, and we look forward to continuing to bring the best of the continent’s music and culture to audiences across the country.”
Recall that The YAGI “Young and Getting It” night of music event, which was held on April 28, 2023, had showcased the incredible talent of indie African artistes in the UK, which included Dhanny Jazz, Kdel, Dejavoo, Sammy G Live Band and Habib Winter.
Overall, the “Young and Getting It” night of music event was a resounding success and a testament to the skill and expertise of Olabamidele Badmus and the Crux Nation team. The event showcased the incredible talent of indie African artistes in the UK and provided an unforgettable experience for attendees.
Davido’s ‘Timeless’ gets ten million streams in six hours
Afrobeat superstar Davido’s much-awaited album, ‘Timeless’, on Friday amassed ten million streams on Boomplay and Audiomack in just six hours after it was released on the streaming platform.
The album is also currently the No. 1 album on Nigeria’s Top Albums Chart, UK’s Top Albums Chart as well as in 17 other countries on Apple Music
Davido announced the release of the 17-track album on his social media pages in the early hours of Friday.
He talked about the process he went through from his previous album to the latest and also gave Chioma Rowland, his wife, a shout-out while appreciating his fans and people who ensured the completion of the project.
“At long last – WE are back. The journey from my last album to this album has been a whirlwind to say the least,” Davido wrote on Twitter.
Singles from the ‘Timeless’ album also topped Sierra Leone’s Apple Music Songs Chart, from number 1 to 17.
Davido set to release next album, Timeless
The pop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has returned to Instagram after months of hiatus from his social media page as he set March 31st for his next albumtitled “Timeless”.
Recall that the music star, took a pause on social media when he lost his only son, Ifeanyi, on October 31, 2022.
Further checked by Vanguard revealed the Nigerian superstar, Davido, deleted the majority of his posts on Instagram, including his profile picture leaving only three including.
The only posts remaining on the singer’s Instagram account with 26.4 million followers were that of his late son, Ifeanyi; pictures from his performance at the Qatar World Cup, and the post of him and his lover, Chioma Rowland, getting ready for the World Cup performance in December 2022.
Today, the pop star retuned with video clips of his about-to-release musical album.
According to him, “There is a time for everything. A time to Grieve and a time to Heal.
“A time to Laugh and a time to Dance. A time to Speak and A time for Silence”
The pop star went further to appreciate his fans for their show of love and support. He wrote; “Thank you to everyone out there for your love and support that has held me down. All the love and messages while I was away, the gifts sent, the concerts you all threw! I appreciate it all. Today, I want to remind you all that what is now Timeless, was once new. It’s time for new.
My next album TIMELESS is here, March 31st. Pre-save link in bio” he added.
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