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Burna Boy says it is time that Africans tell their own stories in exclusive interview with BBC Africa

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Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy has just won a Grammy in the Best Global Music Album category. The Nigerian artist is one of the Africa’s most successful artists. He hit the music scene in 2012, after releasing his debut album L.I.F.E. The singer spoke exclusively to BBC Africa about winning, his album “Twice as tall” and the importance of African voices being heard.

‘Burna Boy on winning a Grammy… “I felt very relieved because I deserved it?”

He realised in 2012 that his music touched a number of people “It’s bigger than me and that’s when it kind of hit me that this is not a hobby anymore, you used to do this on the streets and everyone would be going crazy, but now I don’t see anyone better than you so it’s like this is serious now.”

On The impact of winning a Grammy award for Burna and other African artists
“It just shows like you know anything is possible and whatever situation you may be in, and whatever environment you find yourself does not really determine your future and what you are going to do.
It doesn’t stop you from not just considering your dreams, you know. Cause at the end of the day, we are in an environment that is very discouraging; you understand, an environment that doesn’t even believe in itself before they even think of believing in you.”

Why this album was important to Burna Boy
“It’s always important for me to make music and bodies of work as much as possible because for me that is what will be left behind when I’m not here. That’s going to be my footprints on the world. I believe at every step of my life to create a body of work that narrates and explains that time of my life.”

‘On why Africans should be telling their own stories’
Because our stories have always been twisted and told and most of the time our stories have been twisted into the western world and then white faces have been put on the real characters; do you understand?
Now is the time to overturn all that because finally we have a generation of Africans who is not going to stand for that. You understand?
So what better time to start to do, to change the narrative back into the truth.

Watch the full interview here:
BBC Website
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-56468092

 

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Marina Distribution partners Adinkra Lounge to provide happy hour services to passengers

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Adinkra Lounge, providers of lounging experience to First, Business and Executive passengers inside Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport, has partnered with Marina Distribution Company Limited, distributors of Bacardi to provide passengers with premium happy hour experience. (more…)

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Young ladies are demanding, I prefer older ones – Lasmid

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MTN hitmaker winner and “Sika” Singer Lasmid had revealed that he is more interested in dating older women than young ladies.

In an interview with Multicdb, he revealed his preference for the former since their experience and maturity can help mold one’s life.
He claimed that young ladies are demanding which put extra pressure on their partners.

Lasmid entreated women, especially older ones to have no issues approaching him and he will welcome them with open arms.

Source – Multicdb

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Africa Rising Music Conference Announces International Artist Showcase Line-up

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Anticipation for the Africa Rising Music Conference (ARMC) is at an all-time high as the countdown to the conference and its unprecedented artist showcase. ARMC attendees are primed to enjoy world-class performances from the exceptional line-up that boasts artists from various countries, including focus territory, The Netherlands.

The pivotal talents of Eritrea-born vocalist Rimon, Ghanaian artist based in the South East of Amsterdam, BnnyHunna and South African-Dutch singer-songwriter Joya Mooi are set to ignite the stage, highlighting their musical style, genre and impeccable skillset.

This cohort of Global musical aptitude will also feature Producers Spanker (one of the biggest Dutch Hip-Hop producers), Yung Dada (a multi-instrumentalist and producer who has worked with prominent artists and is now working on a solo project), and esteemed artist Frenna (a vocalist and one of the most renowned artists in the Netherlands).

ARMC 2022 themes: Women’s Voices: Amplifying them in the music business
Building Bridges: Exchange between Africa and the world
Independent Africa: Developing, understanding and creating new opportunities

Heavily music-focused, ARMC sets itself apart by bringing a cocktail of international artists to merge with the South African market, focusing on ambassadors, panels, and podcasts.

The showcase format will see local acts and acts perform over two nights across the electronic & urban genres from The Netherlands, Germany, and Austria perform.

Says DME: “We as the Dutch Music Export are truly proud to create such a versatile space for connecting, learning and building within the music industry.”

Buy your ticket now online via Howler.
Tickets are limited.

ARMC By Night – 24th May 2022

-Bnnyhunna
-Joya Mooi
-Rimon

A reminder of the unique, all-female ambassador lineup:

Tumi Mogapi (South Africa) Women In Music South Africa
Money Ba Doo (South Africa) Artist / Songwriter
Anyiko Owoko (Kenya) Anyiko PR
JAMIIE (Germany) Artist, Producer, Afrohouse Beatport Curator
Dieuwertje Heuvelings (Netherlands) – Dutch Music Export

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Stonebwoy inks Def Jam Africa deal?

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It looks like Ghanaian reggae/dancehall star Stonebwoy is the latest African artiste to join Def Jam Africa music label. (more…)

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Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie marries and welcomes a child with another actress; wife curses

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Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has welcomed a child with actress Judy Austin Muoghalu and his wife is making it clear that she isn’t happy about it. (more…)

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‘France Ambassador to Ghana is working harder than our Creative and tourism ministry’ – Guru

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Ghanaian rapper Guru has called out the creative arts ministry in a recent tweet. (more…)

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