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BRUNO MARS LANDS A MAJOR DEAL WITH DISNEY

BrunoM20Bruno Mars will produce and star in a musical-themed Disney movie.

The 34-year-old singer has reportedly made a deal with Disney to star in and produce a music-themed theatrical narrative feature, which is currently being developed by the studio.

According to Deadline, the plot is being kept under wraps, but it is believed the production will consist of mostly original music that Bruno will create and perform.

The ’24K Magic’ hitmaker teased the news in an Instagram post this week, when he posted a video of himself playing Disney theme song ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ on a piano.

The clip was captioned: “If your heart is in your dream No request is too extreme When you wish upon a Star #MarsMeetsTheMouse #ImGoingToDisneyland #YESSS!!”

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SAUTI SOL DROP A 70S HIT JAM TITLED ‘SUZANNA’

sauti sol SuzzannaSauti Sol has dropped their first single following their new recording deal announcement.The song titled ‘Suzanna’ tackles the controversial phenomenon of sponsors/blessers. With their clever irreverent lyrics and sharp wit, they poke fun at a woman who is a beneficiary of the champagne life as sponsored by an older man.

I see you in London/ silicone in your bum bum/ shaking what your doctor gave you… You change your skin colour/ and your hair is longer now. Then I see you in Paris/ standing next to the Champs Elysees/ looking sexy in a mini skirt – they sing cheekily.

The accompanying video, directed by Leke Alabi-Isama, was shot in Nigeria. “It’s more comic relief judging by how they are styled in the 70s disco ball chic complete with puffy colourful men blouses, large ‘fros and perms. ‘It’s also a reminder of the good ole days of how stylish Africans were.” comments Bien.Polycarp Otieno says good vibes continue in the new album, and it will be a milestone release for the group. “There is a lot of maturity in the album. We have come of age and we express how people should perceive us freely after 11 years as professional singers. Every song speaks to an issue that is relatable to everyone.

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TOP TAKEAWAYS FROM THE 2020 GRAMMY AWARDS

KobeThe 2020 Grammy awards were held on Sunday 26.01.2020 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, USA. The 62nd awards ceremony was hosted by singer Alicia Keys for the second time running and awarded the best of best in the world of music.

This Grammy awards ceremony was a bittersweet one, fallen stars Kobe Bryant and Nipsey Hussle were remembered and there were some amazing wins that night. The awards were also said to have been lacking in diversity and that the voting system was flawed.

With that said, here are the seven top highlights from the awards ceremony.

1. Kobe Bryant tributes

Although the Grammys are typically a vibrant celebration of the most talented artists in the industry, this year’s show took on a more sombre tone as musicians honoured NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna aka Gigi died Sunday in a helicopter crash.

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LIL WAYNE TO RELEASE HIS NEW ALBUM ‘FUNERAL’ ON JAN 31

lil wayneAmerican rapper Lil Wayne has announced his new album ‘Funeral’.

The ‘Lollipop’ rapper will release his 13th studio album the follow-up to 2019’s ‘Tha Carter V’ – on January 31, 2020.

The hip-hop star shared a clip of what is presumably a preview of one of the tracks on the upcoming LP, on which he spits: “Welcome to the funeral/ Closed casket as usual.”

The 37-year-old entrepreneur has accompanied his new album release with a range of ‘Funeral’ merchandise, ranging from shirts, graphic tees, hoodies and beanies.

In 2019, Wayne whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. supported pop-punk legends Blink-182, and the rapper admitted he had fun playing to a different kind of audience.

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TANASHA DONNA FT MBOSSO LA VIE

La Vie ART ft MbossoKenyan star Tanasha Donna Oketch has released her first track of the year which is a collaborative effort with Tanzanian singer Mbosso.

The newly released 'La Vie' is her first single off her anticipated body of work dubbed the Donnatella EP which is set to debut later this week.

'La Vie' is a sultry love ballad in which Tanasha sings her heart out for her love in English, French and Swahili. Mbosso's melodious Swahili vocals further express the love he has for this girl that he wants to love forever.

'La Vie' is French for life and in the opening lyrics, Tanasha sings in French which loosely translates "My love I will love you all my life."

 

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KHALIGRAPH JONES BAGS BEST HIPHOP AWARD AT SOUNDCITY MVP AWARDS

Khaligraph Jones 20Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones has started the new year and new decade with a major win. 

The hard-hitting hitmaker won the Best hip hop award at the SoundCity MVP awards in Lagos, Nigeria over the weekend. He beat the likes of Falz from Nigeria, South Africa's Kwesta and Ghana's Sarkodie among many others to bag the prestigious award.

Papa Jones won the award for his hit 'Leave Me Alone' which he shot in Dallas and Houston Texas, USA. The song has garnered over 1.4 million views since its release in June 2019. 

He was the only East African artist to clinch an award at the event which saw Tanzania's Diamond Platnumz and his Wasafi crew give an exhilarating performance.

The African Giant alias Burna Boy also won big at the SoundCity MVP awards after he scooped three awards. He won Best male MVP, Song of the year and African artist of the year beating fellow countrymen Davido and Wizkid.

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KANYE WEST TURNS DAVIDO’S IF INTO A GOSPEL SONG FOR SUNDAY SERVICE

KanyeKanye West's Sunday service performance of Davido's 'If' has excited many social media users.

Kanye, who recently became a devout Christian, performed a cover of the hit track alongside City of Refuge church's choir in Los Angeles.

The video of Kanye's performance which was shared on the church's official Instagram handle has been viewed over 500,000 times.

The video seems to have interested a lot of social media users who were surprised that the American star converted an Afrobeats song into gospel.

After posting the video which has gone viral, Davido captioned it, "Praise the Lord".

'If', which was released on February 17, 2017, to critical acclaim, was produced by Tekno, who supposedly ghostwrote the track for Davido.

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BEYONCE TO RELEASE A NEW IVY PARK COLLECTION IN COLLABORATION WITH ADIDAS IN 2020

BeyonceCelebrated singer Beyoncé has announced the relaunch of her athleisure brand, Ivy Park in collaboration with Adidas. Beyoncé made the surprise announcement in a series of six teaser Instagram photos on December 9th 2019.

In two of the photos, she’s wearing what appear to be box braids (possibly a wig styled as such) that cascade all the way down her backside in the honey-toned brown hue we’ve come to view as her signature. The braids are ornamented with rows of cream-colored and maroon beads that spell out the name of the brand across her hair.

The award winning singer also shared some detail shots of some potential new accessories from the brand, some Adidas-themed ear studs, an ear cuff emblazoned with the brand’s logo, and a matching ring.

Ivy Park has had a tumultuous couple of years. The brand founded by Beyoncé parted ways with its original retail partner, Topshop, in 2018 amid reports that Philip Green had been accused of sexual assault.

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JESU NI MWATHANI BY SAILORS GANG

Sailors GangGengetone stars Sailors Gang are taking their fans to church with their new hit ‘Jesu Ni Mwathani’.

The award winning group known for their vulgar lyrics and twerk filled videos have seemingly reformed to release a thanksgiving song titled ‘Jesu ni Mwathani’ which translates to Jesus is Lord.

The newly released song is mostly in Kikuyu and in true Sailors gang fashion is infectious as well as catchy with lines like “bila ye life ni fogothari… Jesu ni mwathani, amen!”

The video begins with the group going up on stage to receive an award at the recently concluded Pulse Music Video awards 2019 but the scene quickly transforms into a choir session. Popular Sailors gang artist Miracle Baby is the choir master as leads the group to sing about all the Lord’s goodness in their lives while the other members are dressed as choir members.

The song has garnered over 10,000 views since it’s release. Fans are digging this new song and have lauded the group’s ability of making music for the club and now music that transcends to church. Sailors Gang is known for hits like Pekejeng, Wamlambez and Wakiritho alongside Kenyan rapper Octopizzo.

EMINEM AND NICK CANNON ARE FEUDING OVER MARIAH CAREY

eminem2019Rapper Eminem is in a vicious war of words with entertainer Nick Cannon.

The ‘Not Afraid’ rapper has responded to Nick Cannon’s diss track, in which Cannon claimed Eminem’s former chauffeur had a video of ‘The Real Slim Shady’ rapper ‘sucking a c***’.

The diss track titled ‘The Invitation’ by Cannon features the lyrics: “I heard your chauffeur got a video of you sucking a c***. You paid him off then laid him off, now who really the opps.”

It seems as though Eminem who was born Marshall Mathers is taking the whole thing in his stride, taking to Twitter to say: “You mad bro? Stop lying on my d***. I never even had a chauffeur, you bougie f***.”

He followed up his first tweet with a second, which read: “I demand an apology, Nicholas. You’ve made my gardener so jealous!”

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