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The South by Southwest® Music Festival (SXSW®) has announced the second round of Showcasing Artists invited to perform at the 38th annual event. The festival features compelling musical experiences showcasing rising talents and renowned artists from around the world performing in front of industry professionals, influencers, press and an abundance of engaged, open-minded fans. The first event on every music industry professional’s calendar, the SXSW Music Festival takes place March 11-16, 2024 in Austin’s iconic and offbeat venues.

SXSW Music Festival programmers present the best new artists and established acts from around the world offering a unique opportunity for national and international exposure. Artists in this announcement hail from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, and Wales. Second round highlights include Glasser (New York NY), GRÓA (Reykjavik ICELAND), Gruff Rhys (Cardiff UK-WALES), Ho99o9(Newark NJ), Holly Macve (Brighton UK-ENGLAND), Kikuo (Tokyo JAPAN), LAIR(Jatiwangi INDONESIA), Pink Pablo (San Juan PUERTO RICO), PVA (London UK-ENGLAND), Pylon Reenactment Society (Athens GA), Ralphie Choo (Madrid SPAIN),  RUBIO (Mexico City MEXICO), Sinkane (Brooklyn NY), Sofia Kourtesis(Berlin GERMANY), Sycco (Brisbane AUSTRALIA), Tamera (London UK-ENGLAND), TENGGER (Seoul SOUTH KOREA), and 250 (Seoul SOUTH KOREA).

This is the second of several announcements of genre-defying showcases spanning six nights. Showcases are curated by SXSW programmers in collaboration with record labels, booking agencies, export offices, management and PR firms, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands and festivals. These showcases give attendees the opportunity to experience today’s and tomorrow’s headliners in small-stage performances. Showcase presenters include: Adult Decisions, All The Vibes, ATC Live, Atomic Music Group, Bayonet Records, Breakout West, CareFreeBlackGirl, Chicken Ranch Records, City Slang, Dear Life Records, Dedstrange, Don Giovanni Records, Everything R&B, Father/Daughter Records, Fierce Panda, FOCUS Wales, Island Wave, Italians Do It Better, Gorilla vs. Bear, High Road Touring, Jazz Re:Freshed, The Line of Best Fit, The Loyalty Firm, M for Montreal, Mint Talent Group, Music from Ireland, New West Records, Now Wave, Pop Montreal, Reeperbahn Festival, The Smoke Out, Space Agency, The Spanish Wave, Synásthesie Festival, Taiwan Beats, Tokyo Calling, Traffic Music and Wide Days Scotland.

The second round of artists invited to perform include:

250 (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Afternoon Bike Ride (Montreal CANADA)
Akira Galaxy (Los Angeles CA)
Ako(a子) (Himeji City JAPAN)
Alexander Biggs (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Alex Nicol (Montreal CANADA)
Amis du Teche (Breaux Bridge LA)
Angelo Moore and the Brand New Step (Austin TX)
Anna Smyrk (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Anna Vaverková (Prague CZECHIA)
Another Sky (London UK-ENGLAND)
Arches (Hong Kong HONG KONG)
Askew (London UK-ENGLAND)
Axel Flóvent (Reykjavik ICELAND)
Äyanna (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Ayoub Sisters (London UK-ENGLAND)
Bad Bad Hats (Minneapolis MN)
The Beatbox Collective (London UK-ENGLAND)
beccs (Warehan MA)
Bee Bee Sea (Castel Goffredo ITALY)
Being Dead (Austin TX)
Benjamin Walker (Chile MEXICO)
Bess Atwell (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Bleach Lab (London UK-ENGLAND)
BLK JKS (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
Bloomsday (Brooklyn NY)
Blue Lake (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Boy With Apple (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
BROTHER DEGE (Lafayette LA)
Buffalo Nichols (Milwaukee WI)
Caleb Landry Jones (Garland TX)
Camidoh (Accra GHANA)
Carla Geneve (Perth AUSTRALIA)
Certainly So (Nashville TN)
Cha’keeta B (Austin TX)
Chalk (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Chartreuse (The Black Country UK-ENGLAND)
Chelsea Carmichael (London UK-ENGLAND)
Chiaki Mayumura (Setagya JAPAN)
Chief Cleopatra (Austin TX)
China Bears (Bridgwater UK-ENGLAND)
Chxrry22 (Toronto CANADA)
CLT DRP (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Conchur White (Portadown UK-N. IRELAND)
CURRLS (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Danny Bonilla (Dallas TX)
Dasom Baek (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Daydream Twins (Austin TX)
Dead Tooth (Brooklyn NY)
Delights (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
DICE (Perth AUSTRALIA)
Dirt Buyer (Brooklyn NY)
Discovery Zone (New York NY)
Divorce (Nottingham UK-ENGLAND)
Dobrawa Czocher (Warsaw POLAND)
DOMICO (Tokyo JAPAN)
Do Nothing (Nottingham UK-ENGLAND)
Dream Nails (London UK-ENGLAND)
Dumb Buoys Fishing Club (London UK-ENGLAND)
dust (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)
Earth Tongue (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)
Eleni Drake (London UK-ENGLAND)
Elisapie (Salluit CANADA)
Elle Shimada (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Ellie Bleach (London UK-ENGLAND)
Emily Barker (Perth AUSTRALIA)
Emily Frembgen (Brooklyn NY)
Emma Aibara (Yokohama JAPAN)
Enola Gay (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Etta Bond (London UK-ENGLAND)
fantasy of a broken heart (Brooklyn NY)
Fat Dog (London UK-ENGLAND)
FAZI 法兹 (Xi’an CHINA)
Field Guide (Winnipeg CANADA)
Folk Bitch Trio (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
FONTINE (Winnipeg CANADA)
Forest Claudette (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Friedberg (Berlin GERMANY)
Fust (Durham NC)
Gavin James (Dublin IRELAND)
Glasser (New York NY)
Glixen (Phoenix AZ)
Good Looks (Austin TX)
Grandbrothers (Berlin GERMANY)
GRÓA (Reykjavik ICELAND)
Gruff Rhys (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Gurriers (Dublin IRELAND)
HALLEY (Waseda JAPAN)
Harvest Thieves (Austin TX)
Hause Plants (Lisbon PORTUGAL)
The HawtThorns (Nashville TN)
HIEN (Budapest HUNGARY)
HighSchool (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Hinako Omori (London UK-ENGLAND)
HMS Morris (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Ho99o9 (Newark NJ)
Holly Macve (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Hooks & The Huckleberries (Albuquerque NM)
Hour (Philadelphia PA)
The Howdies (Athens GA)
Humour (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
HYPNOSIS THERAPY (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
IFE (New Orleans LA)
Iona Zajac (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Iris Jean (Alkmaar NETHERLANDS)
Izo FitzRoy (London UK-ENGLAND)
Jack Barksdale (Fort Worth TX)
Jack Harris (Cleveland OH)
JADA (London UK-ENGLAND)
Jad Fair and the Placebos (Manor TX)
Jaimee Harris (Nashville TN)
JÁNA (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Jazz re:freshed DJs (London UK-ENGLAND)
Jeannel (Berlin GERMANY)
Jeshi (London UK-ENGLAND)
JFDR (Reykjavík ICELAND)
JM Stevens (Austin TX)
Jon Muq (Austin TX)
Jon Vinyl (Toronto CANADA)
Juani Mustard (Viña Del Mar CHILE)
JUANPALITOSCHINOS (Mexico City MEXICO)
Justin Webb (Nashville TN)
Kali Claire (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ken Yates (London CANADA)
Kikuo (Tokyo JAPAN)
Kroi (Tokyo JAPAN)
LAIR (Jatiwangi INDONESIA)
Laney Tripp (New Smyrna Beach CA)
Larry Seaman (Austin TX)
Laura-Mary Carter (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Laura Misch (London UK-ENGLAND)
Lauren Housley & The Northern Cowboys (Sheffield UK-ENGLAND)
Lauren Lakis (Austin TX)
L E M F R E C K (Newport UK-WALES)
Library Card (Rotterdam NETHERLANDS)
Lindsay Beaver & Brad Stivers (Austin TX)
Lisa Morales (Austin TX)
Logan Crosby (Milledgeville GA)
Logan Halstead (Powell County KY)
Los Cogelones (Mexico MEXICO)
Lottery Winners (Leigh UK-ENGLAND)
Madam Radar (Austin TX)
Malugi (Berlin GERMANY)
Mama Terra (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
The Manatees (Southampton UK-ENGLAND)
maxime. (Montreal CANADA)
May Rio (Brooklyn NY)
Meagre Martin (Berlin GERMANY)
Mia June (Perth AUSTRALIA)
Mick Flannery (Cork IRELAND)
Minas (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Miranda and the Beat (Brooklyn NY)
Miranda del Sol (New York NY)
MØAA (Seattle WA)
Moody Bank$ (Austin TX)
Nagasaki Swim (Rotterdam NETHERLANDS)
Natalie Jane Hill (Asheville NC)
Native Harrow (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
néomí (Den Haag NETHERLANDS)
NeOne Wonderer (Wolverhampton UK-ENGLAND)
Neon Waltz (John O’groats UK-SCOTLAND)
Night Lunch (Montreal CANADA)
NOBRO (Montreal CANADA)
O. (London UK-ENGLAND)
Omni (Atlanta GA)
OSKA (Vienna AUSTRIA)
PAPISA (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Pelvis Wrestley (Austin TX)
Perennial (Amherst MA)
Pink Pablo (San Juan PUERTO RICO)
Planet Giza (Montreal CANADA)
Plastic Palms (Turin ITALY)
poolblood (Toronto CANADA)
Population II (Montreal CANADA)
Presence (Camarillo CA)
The Psychotic Monks (Saint-Ouen FRANCE)
PVA (London UK-ENGLAND)
Pylon Reenactment Society (Athens GA)
Rainbow Girls (Bodega CA)
Ralphie Choo (Madrid SPAIN)
The Rare Occasions (Los Angeles CA)
Redbud (Austin TX)
rEDOLENT (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)
Robby Hecht (Nashville TN)
Rodeo Boys (Lansing MI)
Rory James (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)
RUBIO (Mexico City MEXICO)
Sam Williams (Paris TN)
San Gabriel (Austin TX)
San Saba County (Austin TX)
Seafoam Walls (Miami FL)
Selfish Sons (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
She’s In Parties (Colchester UK-ENGLAND)
Sinkane (Brooklyn NY)
Skateland (Austin TX)
SNACKTIME (Philadelphia PA)
Soda Blonde (Dublin IRELAND)
Sofia Kourtesis (Berlin GERMANY)
Sofi Paez (Berlin GERMANY)
Softee (Moorhead MN)
South Summit (Perth AUSTRALIA)
SPRINTS (Dublin IRELAND)
Stuck in the Sound (Paris FRANCE)
Styrofoam Winos (Nashville TN)
Sui Zhen (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
The Sully Band (San Diego CA)
Sultan Stevenson (London UK-ENGLAND)
Swallow the Rat (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Sycco (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
Talia Goddess (Brooklyn NY)
Tamera (London UK-ENGLAND)
Teenage Sequence (Fort-Worth TX)
Telehealth (Seattle WA)
TENGGER (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
t e s t p r e s s (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Texas String Assembly (Austin TX)
TFD (Total Fucking Darkness)
(Vancouver CANADA)
This Is Lorelei (New York NY)
THUS LOVE (Brattleboro VT)
The Tiarras (Austin TX)
Tokyo Syoki Syodo (Shimokitazawa JAPAN)
TRACY DE SA (Sevres FRANCE)
Tufan Derince (Diyarbakir TURKEY)
twst (Barry UK-WALES)
Venus Twins (Brooklyn NY)
Vera Sola (Los Angeles CA)
The Vices (Groningen NETHERLANDS)
The View (Dundee UK-SCOTLAND)
VLURE (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Vulva Voce (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Water Damage (Austin TX)
William The Conqueror (Newquay UK-ENGLAND)
Wyldest (London UK-ENGLAND)
The XCERTS (Aberdeen UK-SCOTLAND)
Yb. (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
YHWH Nailgun (New York NY)
Yo Diablo (Valencia SPAIN)
Yogetsu Akasaka (Tokyo JAPAN)
YU-KA (Tokyo JAPAN)
Zheani (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
Zoon (Winnipeg CANADA)
ZÓRA (Budapest HUNGARY)
zouz (Montréal CANADA)
(This list is subject to change. More performers will be announced at later dates.)
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Listen to the artists who will be performing at SXSW 2024 by subscribing to the official SXSW Spotify and YouTube Music Video playlists.

Navigating within the music business and meeting the people who know how to advance careers is the focus of the Conference. All SXSW Music registrants receive primary access to music-focused Conference programming with emphasis on Music & Tech and Music Careers, Music Mentor Sessions & Workshops, Keynotes and Featured Speakers, Music Festival showcases, the Comedy Festival, exhibitions, networking Meet Ups, the Flatstock Poster Show, Registrant Lounge, Festival Shuttles, and Closing BBQ & Softball tournament. Secondary access is available for most Interactive and Film events.

The online SXSW Schedule provides a complete rundown of 2024 programming, broken down by time and event category, with the ability to build a customized schedule. Please visit https://schedule.sxsw.com/.

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film and television, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music, and comedy showcases, film and television screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2024 will take place March 8-16 in Austin. Learn more at sxsw.com. To register for the event, please visit sxsw.com/attend.

SXSW 2024 is sponsored by Porsche, C4 Energy, Venmo, and The Austin Chronicle.

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Manchester to host the 2024 MTV Europe Music Awards

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MTV today confirmed that the 2024 MTV EMAs will take place in Manchester, UK. Now in its 30th year, this is the first time that music’s biggest global celebration will be staged in the city, and it also marks its epic return to the UK. Broadcasting from Manchester’s brand-new, purpose-built live entertainment arena Co-op Live on MTV via DStv Channel 322 and GOtv Channel 72 on Sunday, 10th November, the show will honour and unite music’s brightest stars.

“The MTV EMAs is one of the biggest global music celebrations, bringing together local and international artists to create iconic performances for fans around the world.  With music at the very heart of Manchester’s rich creative heritage, this vibrant city – with the state-of-the-art Co-op Live – will guarantee a supercharged 2024 show,” said Bruce Gillmer, President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events, Paramount, and Chief Content Officer, Music, Paramount+.

Lee Sears, President, International Markets Advertising Sales, commented: “Manchester is a dynamic and innovative city with the infrastructure to deliver a live music event of the scale of the MTV EMAs. We look forward to spotlighting this world-class destination  – and the cutting-edge Co-op Live arena – on the global stage.”

Councillor Bev Craig, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “As a city that is known the world over for our legendary music scene, MTV could not have picked a better place for this year’s EMAs. With the expertise, experience and reputation we also have for delivering successful, world-class events, we’re confident Manchester will provide a superb platform for the best MTV EMAs yet, and look forward to welcoming MTV and the global music community to our city for what is set to be an epic celebration of music and artists. Manchester meets MTV – we can’t wait!”

Gary Roden, Executive Director and General Manager, Co-op Live added: “Co-op Live has been designed from the ground up to offer, at its core, a truly exceptional live music and fan experience, and we are delighted to be hosting an event which epitomises what our venue stands for. We are honoured to become part of the MTV EMAs story, and to cement Manchester’s standing within the global live entertainment industry.”

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Fans can stay up-to-date with all things MTV EMAs by heading to https://www.mtvema.com/ following the show on Instagram,Snapchat, X, TikTok and Facebook and follow the social conversation using #MTVEMA.

SOCIAL TAGS: #MTVEMA @MTVEMA

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Diddy sued by male producer who alleges sexual assault

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A former employee of Sean “Diddy” Combs has filed a lawsuit against the producer and businessman, accusing him of sexual assault, sexual harassment and “grooming.”

Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, a former producer and videographer for Combs, filed his civil complaint in New York federal court on Monday. He states he worked for and traveled with Combs between 2022 – 2023, while collaborating with Combs on his most recent album, “Love.”

Among other allegations, Jones claims that Combs did not compensate him for his music producing work, forced him to procure and interact with sex workers, threatened him and served alcoholic beverages laced with drugs to guests at parties at his homes. Combs’ chief of staff, Kristina Khorram; Universal Music Group CEO Sir Lucian Grainge; former Motown CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam; and Combs’ adult son, Justin, are also named as defendants.

Justin Combs is accused of soliciting prostitutes and underage girls to attend parties at his father’s homes. Khorram allegedly ordered prostitutes and illicit drugs for Combs and his guests and according to the lawsuit, Jones believed Khorram “aided and abetted” Combs’ sexual assault. Grainge and Habtemarian, according to the lawsuit, “sponsored and attended several” listening parties for the “Love” album at Combs’ Los Angeles home, and “knew or should have known that Mr. Combs was drugging the attendees through laced bottles of DeLeon Tequila, and Ciroc Vodka.” As sponsors of these events, the lawsuit states Grainge and Habtemarian “had a duty and obligation to ensure that sex workers and underaged girls were not present, and that Mr. Combs was not spiking the alcohol with date rape drugs.”

Read Also: Diddy Breaks Silence On ‘Sickening Allegations’ Made Against Him

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Jones is seeking $30 million.

Shawn Holley, Sean Combs’ attorney, denied the allegations in a statement to CNN, calling Jones “a liar.”

“His reckless name-dropping about events that are pure fiction and simply did not happen is nothing more than a transparent attempt to garner headlines. We have overwhelming, indisputable proof that his claims are complete lies,” Holley said in the statement. “Our attempts to share this proof with Mr. Jones’ attorney, Tyrone Blackburn, have been ignored, as Mr. Blackburn refuses to return our calls. We will address these outlandish allegations in court and take all appropriate action against those who make them.”

A representative for Justin Combs told CNN in a statement: “Justin Combs categorically denies these absurd allegations. They are all lies! This is a a clear example of a desperate person taking desperate measures in hopes of a pay day. There will be legal consequences for ALL defamatory statements made about the Combs family.”

CNN has reached out to an attorney for Jones for comment on their statements. Representatives for Khorram, Grainge and Habtemariam were not immediately available for comment.

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According to the complaint, obtained by CNN, Jones claims that “Throughout his time living with Mr. Combs, Mr. Jones was the victim of constant unsolicited and unauthorized groping and touching of his anus.”

When Jones raised concerns about the alleged harassment to Khorram, the lawsuit states she dismissed it as “friendly horseplay.”

Jones described Combs as “forceful and demanding” in the lawsuit, claiming that Combs displayed firearms, talked about getting away with shooting people, and intimidated Jones with his influence in the music industry.

As his videographer, Jones alleges that he “has secured HUNDREDS of hours of footage and audio recordings of Mr. Combs, his staff, and his guests engaging in serious illegal activity.”

Citing as an example of alleged grooming he experienced by Combs, Jones claims that Combs encouraged him to watch producer and reality TV personality Steven ‘Stevie J’ Jordan, someone who Combs allegedly knew Jones admired professionally, engage in sex with another man.

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“This was done to ease Mr. Jones’ anxiety concerning homosexuality,” the suit alleges. “According to Mr. Combs, ‘this is a normal practice in the music industry, look even Stevie J is doing it.’”

Stevie J is not accused of wrongdoing and is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit. In a statement to CNN, he called Jones’ allegations “false.”

“My lawyer will be handling this going forward,” Stevie J added.

Jones also alleges in the suit that Combs is liable for a sexual assault he says he experienced by Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr., which allegedly took place “on a yacht rented by Mr. Combs in the US Virgin Islands in January 2023.”

“Mr. Combs was present while Mr. Jones was being assaulted by Cuba Gooding Jr.,” the suit alleges. “Mr. Jones was legally on the premises as a guest and invitee of Mr. Combs. Cuba Gooding Jr. was legally on the premises as a guest and invitee of Mr. Combs.”

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Gooding, Jr. has not publicly commented on the complaint and his representatives have not yet returned CNN’s request for comment. He is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

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DAVIDO & THE DAVID ADELEKE FOUNDATION, COMMITS ADDITIONAL ₦300 MILLION NAIRA (189K USD) TO ORPHANAGES ACROSS NIGERIA

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Today, The David Adeleke Foundation, DAF was pleased to announce that it has committed an additional donation of ₦300 million (189K USD) to orphanages across Nigeria as part of its’ ongoing efforts to improve the welfare of Nigeria’s children. Committed to bettering the lives of others and giving back, over the past four years, The David Adeleke Foundation, DAF has successfully donated over ₦1Billion NAIRA (657K USD) to Nigeria’s most vulnerable.

Davido grew up inspired by the philanthropic work of his father which had a strong influence on his own philosophy in life: “’We rise by lifting others’ is a quote I always loved,” said Davido. “It means that as I grow, I want other people to grow with me.”

As with previous initiatives, this donation has been made with careful consideration and a steadfast dedication to bettering the lives of underprivileged children within Nigeria. The disbursement process, which will commence within the coming weeks, will be overseen by the DAF Disbursement Committee, ensuring transparency and accountability in the allocation of funds.

The David Adeleke Foundation understands the importance of transparency and accountability in charitable endeavors and acknowledges that the process of disbursing these funds to various orphanages will take time. A complete list of previous donation recipients has been posted on Davido’s social media account along with this year’s announcement. The DAF anticipates that the disbursement process will be completed within the next three weeks. During this time, the DAF team will work diligently to verify and process payments to the selected orphanages across the country. In the meantime, updates on the progress of the disbursement will be provided in a timely manner.

ABOUT THE DAVID ADELEKE FOUNDATION (DAF)

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The DAVID ADELEKE FOUNDATION was born out of the passion and benevolence of David Adeleke, popularly known as “Davido”, to help others constantly. Davido is famous for his popular saying, “We Rise By Lifting Others”, a statement he has lived by over the years. From paying for surgeries of ailing Nigerians, donating funds from his music video to research on COVID-19 Virus, to offering scholarships to students, both locally and overseas. 

The David Adeleke Foundation began in earnest in 2021, upon celebrating his 29th birthday, Davido requested that his friends and those he had helped in the industry donate. In the space of minutes, Davido had received millions of Naira from various celebrities and organizations who had benefitted from him one way or the other, further evidencing his compassion and help rendered to many. Davido received Two Hundred Million Naira from the public in a few days, and he added the sum of Fifty Million Naira to the money received and donated the total sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira to orphanages across the country. 

After the successful distribution of funds, The David Adeleke Foundation has continued to grow each year and remains committed to making a positive impact on the lives of Nigerian children, it is grateful for the continued support and encouragement it has received.

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Emirates scores its fourth Grand Slam – The Championships, Wimbledon

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Emirates scores its fourth “Grand Slam” as the airline announces a multi-year partnership with one of the most prestigious tennis events in the world – The Championships, Wimbledon.

As the Official Airline Partner of The Championships, Wimbledon – Emirates will take the world of tennis to new heights with exciting activations on-ground. The Championships is set to take place from 1 to 14 July 2024 at The All England Lawn Tennis Club.

The airline is now a proud partner of all four Grand Slam tournaments.

Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said: “From hard court to grass court – we’re proud to be growing our presence in the world of tennis. Wimbledon is a major sporting event viewed by millions around the world, and we’re delighted to be associated with such a well-respected brand.

Emirates has always been a supporter of tennis and as a sponsor of all four Grand Slams – our commitment to the sport is as staunch as ever. We look forward to serving up world-class tennis action this summer, and to celebrating the very best of tennis with fans from all over the world.”

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Deborah Jevans CBE, Chair of the All England Club, said: “We are delighted to welcome Emirates to our family of Official Partners at Wimbledon. In partnering with Emirates, as Official Airline Partner, Wimbledon is joining forces with a premium brand and one of the world’s leading sponsors of tennis, and sport more generally. As Emirates embarks on its fourth decade supporting tennis, this exciting partnership takes the organisation’s investment and connection to the sport to the next level.  

We have received record levels of interest from the UK and around the world in attending The Championships this year, and support from Official Partners like Emirates helps us maintain the event at the pinnacle of sport for both players and fans.” 

Official Airline Partner of Wimbledon

Through the partnership, Emirates will enjoy a wide-range of benefits including: on-court branding in Centre Court and No.1 Court; on-site activations to engage with tennis fans; marketing, digital, and social media rights; hospitality tickets; and an opportunity for the airline to join the popular ‘Wimbleworld’ on the metaverse platform, Roblox, with Emirates’ branded tennis courts and obstacle courses.

Championing “Force for Good” initiatives

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Emirates and Wimbledon will also join forces to support social impact initiatives across the UK. Under the partnership, a multimillion-pound “Force for Good” fund will be created to support and promote initiatives that positively impact society and support local communities. Further details on this fund will be announced during 2024.

Proud sponsor of four Grand Slams

Emirates has been the Official Airline of the ATP Tour since 2013 and Premier Partner since 2016. The airline’s portfolio includes some of the most high-profile events on the ATP and WTA tours. In addition to all four Grand Slam tournaments, including: US Open (since 2012); Roland-Garros (since 2013); Australian Open (since 2015); and The Championships, Wimbledon (announced 2024) – the airline also supports 60 other tournaments across the year. Emirates has also supported the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships since its inception in 1993.

The airline’s sponsorship portfolio also includes other top global sports such as golf, horse racing and sailing. In the UK, the airline is a proud sponsor of Arsenal, Emirates FA Cup and Lancashire Cricket Club & Emirates Old Trafford.

Committed to the UK 

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Emirates has been serving the UK with world-class travel experiences for more than 37 years. The airline currently operates  131 weekly flights to the UK utilizing a mix fleet of its iconic A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft.

Emirates’ extensive network of more than 130 destinations offers UK customers access to an array of onward connections to Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.

 

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UK Based Nana Churcher to Host Oscar Press Lounge in Hollywood

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London based Ghanaian broadcaster, author and motivational speaker, Nana Churcher, has been announced as the host of The Nana Churcher Oscar Press Lounge, an event which is described as the pinnacle of media events throughout the OSCAR weekend.
Scheduled to take place on Friday 8th March 2024 in the heart of Hollywood, it is to celebrate the achievements of the press and talents whilst facilitating a unique convergence of key stakeholders across the entertainment industry.
The Nana Churcher Oscar Press Lounge provides an exclusive platform for interviewing OSCAR nominees and Hollywood celebrities. In addition, it offers an unparalleled opportunity for brands, bookers, producers, editors, bloggers, and writers to engage directly with celebrities in a vibrant and interactive setting.
The evening’s festivities will commence with a glamorous red carpet at 7:00 pm, with the event spanning from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This red-carpet reception and interview lounge is designed specifically for the press and talent, providing a stage for Nana Churcher to conduct live, on-site interviews with celebrated figures attending the OSCAR awards.
Larry Gaiters, renowned for his work with iHeart Radio, will grace the evening as the Master of Ceremonies, ensuring a night filled with entertainment and insightful conversations.
A roster of confirmed celebrities, including Jax Malcolm, Kash Hovey, Gloria Garayua, Patti Negri, Sebastian Hoyt, Brenda Mejia, Grayson Thorne Kilpatrick, Ken Davitian, Paris Bravo, and Matt Edward promises to make the evening a memorable one.

Others are Suzanne Schaack, Susan Lavelle, Kathryn Hollis Peters, Tracey Louise, Lobat Asadi, Cesar D’La Torre, Jason Zlatkus, Clayton Cannon, Ta’j, Adil C, Brielle Lopez, Emcee N.I.C.E, Ashley Rae Harper, Jan Lucanus, Shaniece Jones, and many more.

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Davido, Jaheim, Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin and more for Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) in Miami

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Jazz in the Gardens (JITG)

On March 9 and 10, 2024, Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) with the Black Promoters Collective (BPC) brings together a powerhouse lineup for an unforgettable experience with one of the highlights of the weekend’s event will be the addition of sensational singer and award-nominated actress Fantasia.

New performance developments include the electrifying “Welcome to the Crib” set featuring Miami’s Own DJ Nasty and an all-star cast including The Boss Rick Ross, Miami legends Trick Daddy and Trina, the vivacious Ball Greezy, and Dance Hall sensation Wayne Wonder. The “Welcome to the Crib” set plays on Saturday, March 9.

DJ Cassidy is bringing the iconic “Pass The Mic Live” experience to Miami Gardens with an unforgettable lineup featuring Uncle Luke, T.I., Lil Kim, and Too $Hort on Sunday, March 10.

The complete 2024 JITG Lineup includes (in alphabetical order):

Babyface, Ball Greezy, Davido, DJ Cassidy, DJ Nasty, Eric Bellinger, Fantasia, Jaheim, Jazmine Sullivan, Jeezy, Kid Capri, Kirk Franklin, Lil Kim, Marsha Ambrosius, Maxwell, October London, Omarion, Scarface, Summer Walker, Tamia, T.I., Tink, Too $hort, Trick Daddy, Trina, Uncle Luke, Wayne Wonder, and more! Hosted by Rickey Smiley.

JITG tickets range from general admission for two-day entry @ $186.30 to titanium entry @ $1,500.00 on Ticketmaster here.

Sponsors include Miami Dade County and Hard Rock Stadium

In addition to the musical extravaganza, on Friday, March 8th, JITG will shine a spotlight on Women’s Month with a special luncheon honoring trailblazing black female leaders. This historic event will recognize the remarkable achievements of four distinguished individuals now at the helm of major police departments in the Miami-Dade area. Among the honorees are Chief Delma Noel-Pratt of Miami Gardens, Chief Stephanie Daniels of Miami-Dade, Chief Cherise Gause of North Miami, and Chief Harvette Smith of North Miami Beach.

As the festivities kick off, attendees can expect nothing short of an exhilarating opening night party, on Friday, March 8th where DJ Nasty will set the stage on fire alongside special guest DJ, the legendary Kid Capri. Jazz in the Gardens promises to be an unparalleled celebration of music, culture, and the incredible accomplishments of women in leadership.

For more information and tickets, visit https://jazzinthegardens.com/.

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