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Burna Boy chats with Trevor Noah on recipe for Afro-fusion music

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Nigerian Afro-fusion star, Burna Boy pulled stunning performance on global comedy show ‘The Daily Show’.

‘The Daily Show’ is an American late-night talk show that piques on satire and self-deprecatory humor to discuss socially and culturally relevant stories.

Burna Boy, on Tuesday night, appeared alongside Mark Sanford, a former US representative and former Governor of South Carolina.

The ‘African Giant’ performed hit tracks Ye’ and ‘Anybody’, eliciting loud cheers from the audience.

He was dressed in a multicolored striped outfit, a pair of glasses and a neck full of diamonds while rocking his signature braids.

In an interview with Noah, Burna Boy explained the reasons for his outburst over the Coachella poster in January.

The incident, which birthed the ‘African Giant’ moniker, saw Burna Boy accuse Coachella of disrespecting him by writing his name in small fonts.

Explaining the situation to Noah, he said, “I am looking for my name and I can’t find my name. I am like – am I really performing?

“They had to circle it for me. That’s never happened to me before. I am used to being the African giant.

“I didn’t like it and I expressed myself. Not just for that but so, everyone that comes after me won’t have to go through that,” he said.

Trevor Noah noted that people might not understand Burna Boy’s huge influence as an artist in Nigeria and in Africa, the continent with one of the world’s largest population.

In July, Burna Boy released an album titled ‘African Giant’, referencing the Coachella incidence. It was premiered on Jimmy Kimmel’s show.

The 19-track album contains his biggest 2019 hits including ‘Killin Dem’ featuring Zlatan, ‘Anybody’ and ‘Dangote’ alongside a titular track ‘African Giant’ and several international collaborations.

Amongst the artists featured were Jorja Smith in ‘Gum Body’, Manifest in ‘Another Story’, Jeremih and Serani in ‘Secrets’.

Damian Marley and Angelique Kidjo in ‘Different’, Future in ‘Show and Tell’ and YG in ‘This Side’ were also featured.

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Falz releases video for ‘Loving’

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Falz in Loving video

In the ‘loving’ video, Falz introduces a girl who has captured his heart, so much so that he is already making plans to ask her father for her hand in marriage. Promising to remain by her side, Falz professes to the lucky girl, declaring, “if you need some loving, I’ll be at your door”.

Watch the video above.

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Nigeria’s Seyi Shay features American singer Teyana Taylor in ‘Gimme Love’

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Seyi Shey and Teyana Taylor

Nigerian singer Seyi Shay collaborate with American recording artist Teyana Taylor on a brand new single Gimme Love.

The Afrobeat inspired, rhythmic take on R&B, Seyi Shay’s exotic pop vocals lure you in, while Teyana’s gentle, sensual rasp helps create an emotive anthem for love.

‘Gimme Love’ is the first single from Seyi Shay’s highly anticipated EP, produced by award winning producer Sarz.

The video which was shot in Harlem, New York, directed by Walu and produced by JM Films was culturally rich with perfect blend of fashion and romance.

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LANFA honors Nigerian artiste ‘MC Chido’ in Los Angeles

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International artiste rising into stardom was honored at the recent Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association Awards (LANFA).

Idam ‘MC Chido‘ Okoro was recognized as a rising star, first. Then he also performed at the event.

He told Being Nigerian he was very grateful for the double opportunity.

“That was my first award ever,” he said, adding he appreciated LANFA for recognizing his hard work.

He thanked his fans too in Maryland where he is putting in everything it takes to make his mark as an international artiste.

Breaking into the international scene, with all its competition, is not easy, he admitted.

“It’s been tough operating in the U.S. and trying to showcase your talent back home,” said MC Chido.

That’s how MC Chido, from Ebonyi, eastern Nigeria, has chosen to operate—across the Atlantic.

According to him, he has some of the top producers in Nigeria working with him.

He believes that is why his works are of international standards.

“I have my most of my songs produced from home by these producers, which makes it easier having home flavor in my music.”

After Party’, one of the songs in his coming album was produced with such kind of cross-fertilization of ideas.

The work, entitled Prelude, is a 15-track album. He said he is working on the tenth now, a hit like the remaining ones.

He is also doing a collabo with a couple of superstars in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Tanzania.

Again, he said doing music in the U.S. is a long journey which requires you be passionate about what you do—to survive the hurdles.

“You have to be ready financially, and mentally—for the criticism and all that.”

He advised other artistes to strive and find a way around those challenges if that is what they have decided to do for the rest of their lives.

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