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FIVE TAKEAWAYS FROM DEMI LOVATO’S NEW SINGLE I LOVE ME

demi lovatoSinger Demi Lovato recently released her new single ‘I Love Me’ after a long hiatus.

The song ‘I Love Me’ was released on Friday (06.03.20) in anticipation of the international women’s day and in honour of her turning over a new leaf in her life.

‘I Love Me’ is all about self-love, self-worth and acknowledging that you are enough. This single provides fans with the first in-depth look into the turmoil that the former Disney teen star has been through since her breakthrough in 2008.

The raw and honest video features three versions of Lovato all pulling her in different directions until she finally realizes that it’s loving herself that will bring her true happiness.

“I was on dating apps for a while but as I’ve spent some time with myself over the past couple months, I realized that I am the type of person that will find any way to regulate when I’m sad or lonely or whatever,” Lovato said recently on Ellen DeGeneres show.

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DJ ZINHLE WINS FORBES WOMAN AFRICA ENTERTAINER AWARD

DJ ZinhleTop South African mixmaster DJ Zinhle has started off 2020 with a bang.

She recently bagged the prestigious 2020 Forbes Woman Africa Entertainer Award.

The inaugural gala dinner was hosted this past weekend in Durban in an association with the globally renowned Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. 

Through this win, the ‘Umlilo’ hit-maker proved that “you can’t keep a good woman down”. 

After the win, she advised fans: “Let’s be sure to remind ourselves and our children that you’re destined for greatness. Live your life intentionally. 

“Wake up with purpose and decide that every day is your day and don’t let anyone tell you what you can, or cannot do.

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RIHANNA CALLS FOR UNITY IN A POWERFUL SPEECH

RiriRihanna called for unity as she won the President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards recently. The 32-year-old singer was handed the prestigious accolade during the ceremony at the Pasadena Convention Center in recognition of her “groundbreaking career as an artist and musician”, as well as being a “stellar public servant”. During her appearance at the show – which honors the achievements of people of color in motion pictures, TV, music, and literature – Rihanna said: “I’m going to try to keep this simple because tonight really isn’t about me. “Because the purpose is bigger than me … My part is a very small part of the work that’s being done in this world – and the work that’s yet to be done.” The chart-topping singer then reflected on her philanthropic efforts. She said: “If there’s anything that I’ve learned, we can only fix this world together. We can’t do it divided. I cannot emphasize that enough.

Previous recipients of the prestigious award include Ella Fitzgerald, Kerry Washington, and Spike Lee. Elsewhere, Lizzo was named the Entertainer of the Year, has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last 12 months. The 31-year-old star overcame competition from Angela Basset, Billy Porter, Regina King, and Tyler Perry to win the coveted gong.

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DIAMOND PLATNUMZ CALLED OUT YET AGAIN FOR STEALING A SONG

JEJEDiamond Platnumz’s latest release has been called out for lacking originality. The song sounds awfully similar to some popular Nigerian hits.

The father of four recently released his first single of the year dubbed ‘Jeje’ which is a feel-good sexy song that features a video vixen dancing for the hitmaker.

The sultry dancing and the song’s killer visuals are not the only things that have captured people’s attention. The beats to the song are clearly not original, something that fans were quick to point out.

‘Jeje’ is seemingly a copy and paste job from Nigerian Wizkid’s 2019 hit ‘Joro’ as they both sound the same. It is clear that the Bongo star was going for a similar vibe with his new track, he generously borrowed ideas from ‘Joro’ downright to the dancing and visuals.

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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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