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The Weeknd Sweeps 2023 Juno Awards

The Hollywood Reporter 14 Mar 2023
Show additional share options. Show additional share options. The Weeknd has cleaned up at the Junos, Canada’s music awards ... Related Stories ... In other prize giving on Monday night, the best rap album prize went to Toronto rapper TOBi, also known as Nigerian-Canadian artist Oluwatobi Feyisara Ajibolade, for Shall I Continue? ... ....

Warner Music’s new local star Kiddo CSA clocks 150K views in two weeks for new ...

Independent online (SA) 21 Feb 2023
New kid on the block Kiddo CSA has started the year off with a bang after the music video for his latest single “Blessed”, featuring Nigerian rap and afrobeats star Blaqbonez, clocked 150K views on YouTube in just 17 days ... Nigerian star Blaqbonez on the other hand is still riding the wave of his mega-hit single “Back In Uni”.

Essential Listening: New music releases in February 2023 (Updated)

Skiddle 21 Feb 2023
Listen to the best new releases of February in our new genre-specific Essential Listening playlists ... Skiddle Staff. Date published ...   ... conversations on interracial and intercultural love, and the ultimate conclusion that Nigerian men are mad. I want to keep alive the art of rapping and bring listeners into an unfamiliar yet familiar sound.” ... .

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason on Harry and Meghan’s big day: ‘I didn’t notice the Queen at the time. I was focused on playing’

Irish Independent 19 Feb 2023
... Arsenal football team (“I think they will win the title this year”) and his favourite player is midfielder Bukayo Saka, born to Nigerian parents.He also likes rap.“I think Stormzy is great,” he says of the hip-hop star from Croydon.

Things to Do in Miami: Koffee at Afro-Carib Festival, February 25, 2023

Miami New Times 17 Feb 2023
Since releasing her hit single "Toast" in 2018, Koffee has quickly ascended the ranks of contemporary reggae ... With a subsequent debut LP, Gifted, released in March of 2022, Koffee cemented her status as one of reggae's most sought-after artists ... Perry, reggaeton and rap artist Jacob Forever, Nigerian artist Tekno, and Miami rapper Yung Wylin' ... .

Chris Koney’s column: The 2023 Grammys and future of Africa’s music industries

B & FT Online 11 Feb 2023
The world belongs to Tems Baby! Draped in a custom Viviane Westwood evening gown, the Nigerian songstress has become the artist to win a Grammy award as she scooped her Best Melodic Rap Performance win alongside American rappers Future and Drake on their hit collaboration ‘Wait For U’.

South African Rapper AKA Shot Dead in Potential Hit

The Daily Beast 11 Feb 2023
His output was partially influenced by the American rap music he’d first become exposed to at private school in Johannesburg, as well as by Nigerian Afrobeats collaborators and uniquely South African genres like kwaito and amapiano ... .

Tems speaks on Grammy win, working with Future, Drake, others

Joy Online 07 Feb 2023
Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, is basking in her Grammy win ... The RCA Records artiste’s part in Future’s hit single ‘Wait For U’ earned her the Grammy award for ‘Best Melodic Rap performance’ ... .@temsbaby on Winning the #Grammy for Best Melodic Rap Performance & working with @1future & @Drake.

Tems Bags Her First Grammy Award

This Day 06 Feb 2023
Tems who featured alongside Drake on Future’s ‘Wait for You’ took home the award for �Best Rap Melodic Performance. The song was also nominated for the Best Rap Song award. Tems now joins Sade Adu, the Nigerian-British singer as the female artists who have taken ...

All Eyes on Burna Boy, Tems, Tobe at Grammys

This Day 05 Feb 2023
The 65th Grammy Awards will be taking place tonight at Los Angeles Arena in the United States and all eyes will be on the Nigerian nominees ... Album of the Year (AOTY) for Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance’; Best Melodic Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for Future’s ‘Wait for U’.

Phyno Features Olamide in New Song

This Day 28 Jan 2023
Ferdinand Ekechukwu ... At the peak of his game, Street-hop star Lil Kesh joined Phyno and Olamide on a hit rap single in which they offer a graphic description of their sexual limits. Phyno started his music career as a producer in 2003 and he is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language. He also combines a bit of Nigerian Pidgin and English ... Raw ... .

Throwing Darts at the Top of the Charts

The Stranger 12 Jan 2023
Drake and Tems, “Wait for U”   Laggard, mewling R&B/rap lite marred by a milquetoast Drake cameo (is there any other kind?). The sample of soulful Nigerian singer Tems's song “Higher” is the only bright spot of this delicate downer.

Tobe Nwigwe, pregnant wife give fiery performance at Black Star Line Festival

Joy Online 09 Jan 2023
Nigerian American rapper Tobe Nwigwe and his wife Martica ‘Fat’ Nwigwe swept many patrons off their feet at the Black Star Line Festival on Friday with their performance ... American rapper of Nigerian descent,@TobeNwigwe tore up the #BlackStarLineFestival with his wife.

Tobe Nwigwe and heavily pregnant wife give fiery performance at Black Star Line Festival

Joy Online 09 Jan 2023
Nigerian American rapper Tobe Nwigwe and his wife Martica ‘Fat’ Nwigwe were a duo whose performance swept many off their feet at the Black Star Line Festival on Friday ... Even six months pregnant, Martica ‘Fat’ Nwigwe was rapping and performing dance routines with squats.

Rap is Not Dead, MI Slams Wizkid

This Day 03 Dec 2022
Rapper, Jude Abaga popularly known as MI, has reacted to comments by Afrobeats star, Wizkid, who said rap music was dead ... Reacting to the remark, MI, one of the pioneers of Nigerian rap, stated that while most rappers had not gained popularity, the hip-hop scene was looking promising at the moment ... “Point is that rap is on the rise!” he declared.

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