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Davido, Adekunle Gold, M.anifest, Niniola & More Join Star-Studded Lineup For Africa Day Benefit Concert With Idris Elba

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YouTube and ViacomCBS Networks Africa in partnership with actor Idris Elba have added more stars to the previously announced lineup for Africa Day Benefit Concert. Streaming on the MTV Base Africa YouTube channel on Monday, May 25th at 5pm WAT and broadcasting across the network’s TV channels in Africa at 8pm WAT, the two-hour special will raise funds to support food and health needs for children and families in Africa affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the World Food Programme and UNICEF who are supporting COVID-affected communities across Africa.

The humanitarian concert is gaining support for this important cause from some of the biggest names on the African continent and beyond, with special messages from Trevor Noah, globally acclaimed comedian, author and host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”; reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, renowned American actor Omari Hardwick, American rapper and actor Ludacris, multiple award winning artist Sean Paul, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton, UN Goodwill ambassador and actress Nomzamo Mbatha, multi-talented rapper and actor, Fat Joe and leading actor Winston Duke joining the lineup of presenters.

The show will bring together a powerful lineup of performances from some of the most talented artists in Africa with the addition of Afrobeats superstars Davido (Nigeria), Bebe Cool (Uganda), Busiswa (South Africa), Adekunle Gold (Nigeria), C4 Pedro (Angola), Reekado Banks (Nigeria), M.anifest (Ghana), Niniola (Nigeria), Salif Keita (Mali), DJ Maphorisa & KABZA De Small (South Africa) and Toofan (Togo). These artists join a confirmed lineup including  Burna Boy, Angelique Kidjo, AKA, Diamond Platnumz, Fally Ipupa, Nasty C, Sauti Sol, Sho Madjozi, StoneBwoy, Teni, Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade.

Alex Okosi, Managing Director of Emerging Markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa at YouTube says, “African Music is powerful in its ability to uplift and connect the world. YouTube is proud to be a platform for the amazing talent that have come to celebrate Africa Day and play a role in helping to raise funds for those affected by COVID-19 on the continent.”

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager for ViacomCBS Networks commented, “We are proud to have formidable partners and talent on board as we tackle this unprecedented humanitarian crisis. ViacomCBS Networks Africa is proud to work alongside YouTube to support the World Food ProgrammeandUNICEF in their efforts.

The World Food Programme Regional Director for Southern Africa, Lola Castro said, “With so many people on the continent already acutely food insecure, we are extremely concerned about the prospect of COVID-19 causing a hunger catastrophe.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of many and disrupted economic activity, increasing the threat to food security and children’s survival and wellbeing. UNICEF and the UN World Food Programme work together to save lives and support millions of people, the bulk of whom live on the African continent. All funds raised from the concert will be donated to their work to support COVID-affected communities in Africa.

The benefit concert will be made available after Africa Day to continue encouragement for organisations and individuals to contribute towards fundraising through the World Food Programme and UNICEF campaign website uni.cf/Africa.

The Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home will additionally be aired on Monday, May 25th at 8pm WAT across MTV Base (DStv channel 322 and GOtv channel 72), MTV (DStv channel 130) BET Africa (DStv channel 129) and 10pm WAT on Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) channels. You can also follow on social media using the hashtags: #AtHome #WithMe #AfricaDay #AloneTogether.

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D Jay lands two nominations ahead of 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards with smash hit ‘Balance It’

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Talk about the 24th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has already begun to spread like wildfire. And with fans flocking online to check out the newly released nomination list from Charterhouse Ghana, artists like D Jay are among those sparking such buzz. The sensational singer landed two nominations in two big categories for the upcoming event: ‘’’Best Afrobeats Song’’ and ‘’Best New Artiste’’.

His smash hit ‘Balance It’ was the obvious pick. It was one of the blockbuster releases of the previous year and as such, will compete with other popular tracks in its category: Camidoh’s ‘Sugarcane Remix’, Gyakie’s ‘Something’, KiDi’s ‘Champagne’, King Promise’s ‘Ginger’ and FBS’s ‘Jo’ for ‘’Best Afrobeats Song’’. There will also be tough competition from six other newcomers contesting with D Jay for the ‘’Best New Artiste’’ award.

Speaking to a source close to us, D Jay expressed his gratitude and excitement: ‘’The past year was really intense. There were many sleepless nights and the team and I worked super hard, so I am excited to see we were given two nominations. This is a huge boost for us after all the sacrifices we made. I’m thankful to everyone who never stopped streaming ‘Balance It.’ I want to win this award for all of you. Let’s make it happen!’’.

At only 21 years old, D Jay has been making waves in the music industry with his catchy and melodious Afrobeats songs. His biggest song, ‘Balance It,’ became a viral sensation on TikTok with over 100 million views and 40 million streams worldwide before attracting a verse from emPawa Africa boss, Mr Eazi on its remix last year. The song racked up over one million Shazams and is one of TikTok’s favorite songs for creating content.

D Jay is currently promoting his latest song ‘Morning Stress,’ which you can listen to here: https://empawaafrica.lnk.to/DJayMorningStress

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Lamisi Honoured In The Netherlands

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Sensational Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and performer, Regina Lamisi Awiniman Anabilla Akuka, known by the stage name, Lamisi, has been awarded in the Kingdom of the Netherlands for her exploits in alternative music and for promoting the rich Ghanaian culture to her global audience.

The musician was part of several distinguished individuals and other professionals in the diaspora awarded for flying high the flag of Ghana and contributing their quota to the country’s development in various ways.

The recognition of the musician by the Representative Council of Ghanaian Organisations in the Netherlands (RECOGIN) and the Embassy of Ghana in the Kingdom of the Netherlands happened on Saturday 11th March 2023 at Schepenbergweg in Amsterdam.

Presenting a plaque to the musician, His Excellency Francis Danti Kotia, Ghana’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands commended Lamisi for her great success over the years in representing her people and staying true to her culture, which is evident in her music, costuming, and performances.

“It is important we are doing this today as it shows great respect for you, the others, and the rules you have decided to live by. Honour helps us act in a way that lives up to high ideals, looks out for vulnerable people, and makes a way forward that is better than what has come before; better for everyone. We are convinced this is going to urge you to do more and we also believe that greater things are yet to come for you”, he added.

The ceremony was part of activities to mark the celebration of Ghana’s independence anniversary dubbed “Ghana @ 66 Celebration”, organised by RECOGIN and supported by the Embassy of Ghana in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Akwaaba Holland. Lamisi gave an outstanding performance to crown the ceremony.

By Harriet Ama Bampoe

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National Petroleum Authority (NPA) responds after Fameye reveals he was served with diluted fuel

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Ghanaian musician, Fameye recently experienced a problem with contaminated fuel, and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has responded quickly to his situation. (more…)

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I’ll Emerge winner of VGMA “Best Rap Performance Again” – Lyrical Joe

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Ghanaian rapper, Joesph Gamor, knwn by all in the entertainment fraternity as ‘Lyrical Joe’ has disclosed that he is confident of winning the ‘Best Rap Performance’ award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, for the second time in a row. (more…)

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Funke Akindele deletes all politics related posts from IG Account After Losing Elections

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Renowned Nigerian movie star, Funke Akindele has deleted all her Instagram posts relating to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after the party lost drastically in the just-ended governorship election in Nigeria. (more…)

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Captain Smart hints at Onua TV’s new signing; fans think it’s Akrobeto

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Ghanaian journalist and media personality, Captain Smart has signalled fans about a possible new signing to Onua TV.  (more…)

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