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Anyone against my coming will have to kill me to stop me, Burna Boy tells South Africans


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Nigerian Afro-fusion singer Burna Boy has reacted to the uproar generated by the report of his planned performance at the “Africans Unite” concert on Sunday.

He insisted he would be visiting the country and anyone who is aginst his visit would have to kill him to stop him from visiting.

Since Burna Boy was announced as one of the artistes to headline the anti-xenophobic concert tagged “Africans Unite” which holds on Sunday 24 November 2019 at Time Square Casino, Pretoria, South Africa, some South African artistes have kicked against his invitation.

Popular South African rapper, AKA worldwide, also took to his Twitter page to demand an apology from Burna Boy before his visit to the country. His tweet prompted what could be described as an anti-Burna Boy campaign as the call for apology was reechoed by many South Africans on Twitter.

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Some South African musicians and event organisers had also sent a petition to the country’s Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, rejecting Burna Boy’s inclusion while others have asked him to apologise before visiting their country.

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WuzupNigeria reports that in the wake of xenophobic attacks in September, Burna Boy had said he would not visit South Africa unless the government resolves the issue.

Meanwhile, South African opposition politician Julius Malema had assured the singer that he is safe to visit the country.

Malema tweeted on Friday:

“Looking forward to receiving and being entertained by my brother @burnaboy here at his home called South Africa. There’s no mascot that can stop him from performing, he’s one of our own and we will protect him. We must resolutely oppose regionalism led by political illiterates.”

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Reacting to calls by South Africans that he must apologise before visiting the country this weekend and Malema’s assurance of security, the ‘Ye’ crooner said he was a victim of misguided hate in 2015 and this prompted his outburst during the recent attacks.

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He tweeted via his verified Twitter handle @burnaboy:

Thank you @Julius_S_Malema, Africa must Unite and I am willing to Die for that cause just like you brother. I look forward to meeting you.

“Let’s not act like xenophobia is not real in South Africa, let’s not act like Nigerians, Tanzanians, Zimbabweans and many other AFRICANS have not been victims in the last three years. Please Let us all do our part to Unite Africa.

“I love South Africa. I love Africa more.

“Saying I mislead people? And I made up the Xenophobic attacks and I should apologise. Really? Lol. In 2015 Even I was a victim of the misguided hate so I know. Go and demand apologies from your REAL Enemies. I am not your Enemy. I will not be called “foreigner” I am AFRICAN.”

He also called on his followers to shun any form of war between the two countries.

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He wrote:

Please my people, there should never be a South Africa vs Nigeria war or any African country vs African country war Ever. we must unite by any means for the future of our children n their children. I want a united African passport that will be as powerful as the passport.

When a South African Twitter user reacted to his tweet and warned him not to come to their country so that he would not be embarrassed, Burna Boy replied:


Tanzanian singer, Vanessa Mdee, quits music, says its demonic



Tanzanian singer, Vanessa Hau Mdee, has announced her decision to quit her music career.

The 32-year-old songstress said it on her 29 minutes Podcast “Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee”.

According to Mdee, the music industry is demonic and she is currently working on being an advocate of honesty, beauty and what facing your demons can do for you.

She said,

“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but my mission is to be a light. I know that I would probably disappoint a few people and that’s okay.

”I know that my fans don’t wanna hear this but guess what am never be too far away from you, trust me. The reason why I had to leave the industry is that I needed to choose my life, the music industry is demonic.

”People will tell you half-truth about what really goes on, and the truth is I just wanna be an advocate for honesty and beauty and being a sincere advocate for what facing your demons can do for You.

“Now my fans are probably asking themselves right now; Are you gonna never sing again? Are we gonna never see you perform? Let me reiterate, I love music, I love to create, I love to perform, I’m a vessel, this is what I was brought on earth to be.

Mdee also recalled becoming an alcoholic who could drink herself to sleep after becoming depressed.

“My advice to someone out there is that be true to who you are. I used to say this in many interviews but not really understand any of it, because then again it sounded like the right thing to say.

”But be true to who you are, I had to look at myself, face myself that it was pain, it was shameful, it was scary but I had to do it because there was no other way and in that I found peace and in that I found elevation, I found desire and passion for life.

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Rema named Apple Up Next Artist



Apple Music on Wednesday announced Nigerian Afropop star, Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, as the latest addition to its Up Next program, Apple Music’s monthly artist initiative geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating rising talent.

The global singer and rapper is at the forefront of Nigerian pop music, with a youth-led sound connecting across all corners of Africa and beyond. Since the debut of his Rema – EP in March 2019, Rema has become the #18 World Artist across Apple Music based on lifetime plays. To date, his music has been featured across Apple Music playlists like Afrobeats Hits, Today’s Hits, Future Hits, Agenda, Shazam Discovery Top 50, Home Office DJ, Breaking R&B, The New Africa, It’s Lit!, and many more. Across Apple Music’s Beats 1 global livestream, Rema has been featured on major programs, including Joe Kay’s Soulection and Kendall Jenner’s ZAZA WORLD RADIO, and has been Shazamed in over 180 countries.

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“Getting recognised by Apple as their Up Next artist is a huge deal for me,” said Rema. “I want to take Afrobeats to the world and now the world is listening, it’s an honour. This has come during a time when across the world people are uniting and coming together to fight for justice. This generation, my generation, are standing up and speaking out and it’s amazing to see, I am standing right beside them.”

“Rema embodies the youth movement emerging from the continent of Africa,” said Apple Music’s Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop and R&B Ebro Darden.

“His voice has carried him from Benin City, Nigeria to Barack Obama’s 2019 Summer Playlist. He’s been cosigned by Drake and Rihanna and has remixes to his music with Becky G, Matoma and Major Lazer. Rema is a shy, young artist who has managed to capture the world’s attention with his art. We are excited to amplify him further and can’t wait to see what he’ll do with his platform next.”

Rema’s Up Next short was shot remotely in Lagos by the artist himself on iPhone 11 Pro and comes to Apple Music exclusively today. In the short, Rema opens up, talking about his earliest introductions to music through church groups and sharing how faith helped him overcome tragedy.

“The goal is to take Africa to the world, if the world can’t come to Africa,” Rema tells Apple Music. “That’s the plan.”

In an interview with Apple Music’s Darden, also available today, Rema discusses the origins of his genre-bending sound, the cultural significance of Lagos, and received the presidential seal of approval from Obama.

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Frank Edwards drops new song ‘Opomulero’



Nigerian Contemporary Gospel singer and songwriter, Frank Edwards, comes through with a new record entitled “Opomulero“.

The Rocktown Kings Corner boss uses this song to exalt and praise God for who he is. Listen to the audio below for a lovely session.

Frank Ugochukwu Edwards is a 30-year-old award-winning musician who hails from Enugu State.

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