Multiple award winning and internationally recognized Nigerian super star Davido is all to drop his highly-anticipated album, a better time.
The artist on his official Instagram page notified music lovers and followers around the world the set date for the release of the album which is Friday November 13, 2020.
The album is power-packed with high quality international and local artists featured on several songs on the album.
Amongs the featured artists include American super talented female rapper, Nicki Minaj, Nigerian Afrobeat Songstress Tiwa Savage, Mayorkun, Mugeez, Chris Brown, Young Thug, Ckay, Lil Baby, Nas, Hitboy, Sho Majozi, Berla Shmurda and Sauti Sol.
Davido’s “A Better Time” album is loaded with 17 tracks and was inspired by the ups and downs the world has encountered this year and through it all he believes there’s going to be a better time.
Davido seems very excited about his effort on the album because despite the glitches caused by the coronavirus on especially the entertainment sector, he was able to work tirelessly this year amid Covid-19 on his project and finally everything is put in place for the release.
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Nicki Minaj’s feature on the song “Holy Ground” was successful just through a DM. Davido in an interview said Nicki Minaj added her version to his song for free.
He said everything about the collaboration was unplanned because, he was drunk when he decided to slide into the DM of the rapper and just the next day, Nicki Minaj replied with her verse of the song.
The cover art of the album was released on Wednesday on the official social media handles of Davido ahead of the set date for the album release.
The lead track of the album is “FEM” which was the unofficial anthem for ENDSARS protests. Fans can’t wait to listen to the hitmaker’s upcoming album.
‘The One’ featuring Efya and Tiwa Savage will be exclusively on www.ceek.com July 2020
The countdown is almost over for the world and music lovers to experience thrilling moments with the super talented female vocalists, Efya and Tiwa savage putting their remarkable voices together on the Efya’s single, ‘The One’.
In collaboration with the worlds renowned VR streaming platform Ceek, fans of the two Multi-Award Winning singers who have contributed to raising the African culture and values beyond boarders through music, would be able to watch ‘The One’ official video.
Her first EP titled, ‘First Signs of Me’ comprises of six songs which describes her emotional distress after her sudden break-up and overcoming suicidal thoughts by choosing self-love.
The titles of the songs are, “Red”, “Stranded Love”, “Breathing”, “Nothing Can Be Done”, “Saving Grace” and “Shape of You”.
Hamza is currently working on her project, Monamee Academy. According to the artist, she loves to learn and build her innate skills because that’s what keep her unique.
Hence, she created this academy to support and nurture the talents of children who desire enter into music and arts as well as building their stage craft. She made the announcement in a video she posted on her Instagram page.
She has also notified her fans about an upcoming feature with Tiwa Savage after receiving a video phone call from the Nigerian heavyweight female singer early today.
After being featured on a couple of songs this year, Ghanaian ace singer and songwriter, Efya has announced her new banger which is set to be realised next month.
The song which is titled, “the one” is a collaboration between Efya and internationally recognised Nigerian singer who is highly admired as “Queen of afrobeats”, Tiwa Savage.
Interestingly, this is a huge collaboration that has been made to serve her fans and the public with a fierce melody during these discouraging times of the covid-19 pandemic to ease their body and soul from the fears.
Efya took to her social media platforms today, asking the public to watch the space as she drops her new song on the 5th of June.
Fellow celebrities and fans across the world have expressed their joy with the two gigantic female artistes putting their beautiful voices in one music.
The team that helped with the production of the song, “the one” is known as Blaq Jerzee.
Efya is also known by her real name, Jane Awindor, is an alumna of the University of Ghana Legon with a first degree in theatre and music. The artiste officially gained public attention in 2008 when she competed in the first edition of the television reality show, stars of the future which she came out second.
Her recognition made her achieve numerous deals and mounted on robust platforms for more exposure.
Since 2008, Efya has produced hits songs and collaborated with colleagues like Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Mr, Eazi, Mugeez, R2bees, Bisa Kdei, etc.
She won Vodafone Ghana Music Awards’ Best Female Vocal Performance award for four consecutive times (2011- 2014) and a lot more.
In 2012, she was featured in Yvonne Nelson’s movie, Singles and Married. Some of her songs are, ‘Little Things’ ‘One of Your Own’, ‘Best in Me’, ‘Getaway’, ‘Forgetting Me’, ‘Life’, ‘Herself, and ‘Saara’. Efya has been consistent with her music profession and remains one of Ghana’s best female vocalist.
Highly noted as the queen of afrobeat, Nigerian artiste, Tiwa Savage felt her passion for music around 15 years when she and her family had relocated to the United Kingdom.
She started as a backup vocalist for American singer, Mary Jane Blige, Chaka Khan, Ms Dynamite and the late George Michael, a British singer.
Savage partook in the X-Factor television music reality show in the UK in 2006 and later attended the Berklee College of Music obtaining a certificate in professional music in 2007. She also holds a first-degree certificate in accounting at the University of Kent.
After her appearance on the reality show, she gained a deal with American music publishing company which saw her write write for Babyface, Kat Deluna, Fantasia among others.
In 2012, she returned to Nigeria and started her full-time music career. She was signed under Mavin Rcords in Nigeria.
Savage released her first studio album in 2013 including most of her singles and hits like, ‘Eminado’, ‘Kele Kele Love’, ‘Love Me (3x)’, ‘Without My Heart’, ‘Ife Wa Gbona’, ‘Dorobucci’ and ‘Folarin.
Subsequently she worked with a lot of record labels and teamed up with local and international acts including, Flavour, Waje, Wizkid, Davido, Sarkodie, Iceberg Slim, Fantansia, Warren, Keith Harris and many more.
she has bagged home countless awards from the time when her music career. She has also appeared in movies and co-hosted television shows. She’s currently signed a record deal with Universal Music Group and Motown Records.
Efya recently released her first single for the year 2020 in the middle of April titled, Priceless which featured Mugeez.
Now she’s all set to drop the most anticipated song “The One” featuring Tiwa Savage. Let’s keep enjoying Priceless as we wait for Efya’s new song.
The 2020 edition of Billboard Magazine has featured renowned and multiple award winning Nigerian artistes Including Davido, Tiwa Savage and Mr. Eazi on the magazine cover.
Billboard Magazine celebrating the African continent and the highly talented individuals inspiring this generation through the good rhythms and lively music they produce, giving the continent a global recognition on the global chart of music and arts.
This is the first in the organisation’s history witnessing emerging talents from Africa.
However, it honoured outstanding collaborations like Beyoncé’s “Lion King” album which featured several African artistes and Drake’s collaboration with Wizkid on his “One Dance” song.
The various artistes mentioned above were involved in a video chat, they described the flairs in African music, the opportunities, the difference between being signed under a record label and being independent.
Other topics highlighted was the problems Africans face internationally and their love for the continent and how they appreciate the African culture.
They also discussed the pandemic situation and its effect on their personal lives.
In addressing the above issues, Tiwa Savage disclosed that the lockdown, this pandemic has made her gain different perception about life and how delicate life is, her planned tour and other music plans have all been affect but it has also helped her get closer to her family.
She added that, advanced in technology has impacted Africa positively, resulting in promoting the African culture through music and arts.
Davidoalso talked about how crazy it was when his partner Chioma contracted coronavirus after his America tour. She has now fully recovered.
He talked about the fact that, despite the language barrier, African music or afrobeats back in the days received global attention because of its exciting and amazing beats, people just love the African music.
He stated that the internet is expensive in Africa but in terms of profit making or incomes, it’s a fair deal and he’s optimistic there would be great revenues when the means of streaming becomes less expensive in Africa.
One Company that is making streaming in Africa popular is CEEK.com the platform provides artists, creators and entertainers to reach their audiences even when the odds are stacked against them.
‘According ding the CEO, they ‘want to empower and equip creators with a platform that allows them to continue sharing their art, engaging their audiences and ensuring their livelihood and our sanity”
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Mr Eazisaid the coronavirus is not affecting his career. He’s rather using the lockdown as an opportunity to push more in his music recordings.
According to him, the African music is accepted by all because of cultural assimilation and that is what is uniting the world at large.
He further explained that, he decided to invest in himself and take all the risk that comes with not signing up with bigger label or management because he sees it as a huge inspiration for him to have come this far with “Banku music” and paving way for other artists.
All the artistes narrated their personal experiences with stereotyping and the problems they face as an African. People out there still hold on to the negative aspect of Africans but what they don’t pay attention to is the good images of the continent.
Ghanaian ground up artist, Kwesi Arthur was also featured with his live at home session, as he performed lovely tunes on the billboard.
The magazine appreciated these artistes and their impact on the next generation as they carry the name of Africa on the global map in a unique way.
Congratulations are in order! Hard work pays!
Photo Credit: Billboard | Tiwa Savage (Twitter/Instagram
Nigerian R&B singer Tiwa Savage has released a new song that is the currently trending all over the world.
Few days ago, the stunning and gorgeous Actress, performer and songwriter posted the image below. She’s seen at Times Square, New York City and the cover of her latest single showing on the Times Square billboard.
Following multiple Sold Out shows at New York’s Barclays Centre (19,000 capacity) and Houston’s Toyota Center (18,000 capacity), the World’s Biggest Afrobeats Festival is back in UK at SSE Wembley Arena…
One Africa Music Fest UK has always featured best line-ups of Africa’s most renowned artists, such as Roc Nation’s Tiwa Savage, Nigeria’s biggest pop duo P-Square, Sony Music’s Davido and fellow label-mate Tekno dubbed the ‘golden boy of Afrobeats’; Tanzanian superstar Alikiba and pan-African stars Awilo Longomba and Cassper Nyovest; and has been hosted by Nigerian Singer/Actor Banky W and Capital Xtras Abrantee Boateng as the official UK DJ.
One Africa Music Fest has rapidly become the seminal platform to showcase African music and culture to mainstream and diaspora audiences across the world. Nigerian Singer/Actor, politician Banky will be hosting again this year
The event brought to you by Paul O, CEO of Upfront and Personal Global Management Consultants (UPGMC), plans to continue to share the vision to unite and showcase Africa worldwide.
“It’s imperative that we continue to show the world what the continent of Africa is truly about. We are pioneers in the musical sounds and styles that the commercial industry are now sampling and it’s fantastic that we can finally exhibit this on a global scale”.
Our celebrity сulturе iѕ inсrеdiblу pervasive. The mеdiа iѕ dоminаtеd bу coverage featuring celebrities аnd thеir соntrоvеrѕiаl or inspiring livеѕ. They’re аlrеаdу ѕоmе оf the highest раid people in the wоrld, so whу wоuld it make sense to ѕеnd уоur рrоduсt оr ѕеrviсе to a сеlеbritу fоr free?
Thе answer is ѕimрlе, rеаllу. Gеt уоur product оr ѕеrviсе uѕеd bу a сеlеbritу – and thеrеfоrе сrеаtе thе реrсерtiоn оf an еndоrѕеmеnt – by ѕоmеоnе fаmоuѕ, аnd уоu’rе in big buѕinеѕѕ.
Hоw big, уоu аѕk?
Wеll, even vеrу famous реорlе eat, drink, trаvеl, go ѕhоррing аnd generally bеhаvе likе nоrmаl consumers, even those with muсh greater spending роwеr аnd thе аbilitу tо influеnсе thе buying decisions оf others ѕimрlу bу whаt thеу choose to buy for thеmѕеlvеѕ.
Thiѕ aspirational effect, whеrеbу people ѕееk tо еmulаtе their favorite сеlеbritiеѕ, рrеѕеntѕ a gоldеn орроrtunitу for brаndѕ.
We live in a society where some people are obsessed with their favourite celebrities and will move heaven and earth to have, wear, talk.. basically be like them.
It is a big deal and very important for companies or business to use celebrities who are ‘drama free’ as the face of the brand. For the brands below to use the celebrities mention below means they are doing something right.
Here are some of African celebrities fans can’t enough of! (In no particular order)
Filmmaker & Entrepreneur, Nollywood Actress, Multiple-Brand Ambassador Stephanie Linus was born on October 2, 1982, Stephanie grew up in the family of eight children as the sixth child of her parents.
She had her early education in Delta State and a graduate of University of Calabar and has a bachelor’s degree in English and Literary studies. In addition, Stephanie attended a film academy in New York
Some the movies that shot Stephanie to the spot light includes Compromised 2 and Waterloo. And has not slowed down since.
Filmmaker & Entrepreneur, Nollywood Actress, Multiple-Brand Ambassador Stephanie Linus has combined all her skills over time to produce and direct some movies, Tv Shows and also starred in many as well, including:
Through the Glass, Dry, Private Sin, Wicked Intentions, Make Me Fabulous, Boonville Redemption, Miss Nigeria, Doctor Bello, Reloaded, World of Tears,Hidden Treasure, Eye of the Gods,My Darling Princess and more.
Stephanie Linus is Multiple-Brand Ambassador for Nollycasting, MINISO, UNFPA Regional Ambassador, SNEPCo/NNPC and more.
Nollywood Superstar, Amnesty International Activist, founder of Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme, Model, Singer and Director Omotola Jalade Ekeindeaka “Omosexy” has lots brand endorsements including, P&G, Knorr (by Unilever) with one of her daughters, Scanfrost ambassador and more
Tiwa Savage, born Tiwatope Savage-Balogun is an African female music superstar popularly known as the Mavin Record’s first lady. The superstar recently signed new deals with many organization to push their products.
She is the new face of Star Lager’s citrus beer, Star Radler and the first female ambassador of the Nigerian beer brand. Other endorsement deals include Pepsi, Maggi, Forte oil, MTN Nigeria and Konga.
Being the face of these products, she has uniquely encouraged fans to become lovers of these products and ultimately improving the profits of these organizations.
**Congratulations are in order! Tiwa Savage has signed new deal with Universal Music Group
Nigerian music artists Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido is one of the youngest and richest Nigerian and has numerous endorsements
Banky Olubankole Wellington, best known by his stage name Banky W. is a popular Nigerian singer, rapper, actor, and politician capable of influencing mass majority of Nigerian youth.
His popularity as a celebrity almost won him a seat at the Nigerian House of representatives in the 2019 elections. Although, his political party was young and could not do much within the limited time, nevertheless, Banky W. garnered a remarkable number of votes through the youths and his loved ones.
He has several endorsement deals with reputable organizations including Coca Cola and Samsung Smartphone brands.
Award winning Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah made her first onscreen appearance on the popular Ghanaian TV series ‘Things We Do for Love’ in 2001. Jackie became an instant hit, the whole nation was smitten with her sweet and adorable character…
She has since starred in over 50 Ghanaian and Nigerian movies. Jackie has received several awards and nominations, including the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Awards…
Jackie Appiah alot of endorsement including Irokotv, Pan-African Hair Growth brand, tourist ambassador (Dubai, South Africa and more)
Multiple award-winning Ghanaian and the first African Dancehall Artist to win both a BET andNickelodeon Kids Choice Awards (KCA) Stonebwoy has endorsement with Tommy Hilfiger and more.
In 2015, the dancehall king, afropop, and reggae icon he won BET Award for Best International Act, Africa and now 2019 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Favourite African Star awards. More to come!
Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Yvonne Chaka Chaka is an international singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and a teacher popularly known in many African nations including Zimbabwe, Kenya, Gabon, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast.
Her evergreen song titled “Umqombothi” brought her remarkable stardom and has ever since rising up to the occasion. The song “Umqombothi” (African Beer) was a breakthrough in her career, prompting a performance for Queen Elizabeth II, President Bill Clinton among others.
She is a South African and capable of influencing the political interest of many in her country.
Nasibu Abdul Juma, best known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz is a top rated Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, dancer and songwriter with numerous awards for her hit song “Number One”.
He is known to be the most loved and decorated artist in East and Central Africa. Diamond is influential and as a result, becomes the face of many products in East and Central Africa. In 2013.
He was considered the highest selling Tanzanian mobile phone ringtones. The prominent singer has a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Belaire brand, Pepsi and more.
Another top-rated African celebrity is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known a Wizkid. Wizkid is an influential Nigerian Hip Hop singer, songwriter, and producer. He’s the CEO of StarBoy Records and has enjoyed an uninterrupted decade of stardom.
His hit song “Don’t Dull” brought the hardworking singer to limelight and has since then been at the top of his game. Wizkid is popularly loved by African ladies due to his interest in releasing love-related hits.
The 28-year-old celebrity has a worldwide influence as he has performed with numerous international artists. This being the reason why he became one of the most sought by highly esteemed brands to help showcase their brands.
Wizkid has endorsement deals with many brands including Glo Nigeria, Pepsi, CIROC, Guinness and many more.
Martha has been featured various movies including: Heart of Men, Caught in the Middle, Honour My Tears, Naked Faces, Government Babes, Just One Kiss, No More Love,
Perfect Wife, Married Strangers, Rough Rider, Silent Murderer, Ridiculous Wife, Plug My Rose, My Taxi Driver, Million Dollar Baby, Look Into My Heart, Deadly Friend, Somewhere in Africa, One More Night, Bed of Roses…
Martha Ankomah gives back to the community through her foundation Martha Ankomah Foundation tosupport children living with Autism in Ghana, the foundation also supports deprived children by supplying them with learning materials to help build their lives and give them a better education …
Martha Ankomah owns a beauty salon called ‘Martha’s Place’ in Accra Ghana. She has numerous including Cowbell Ghana, GLO, GTP Adepa Dumas and more…
In fact, many оf the biggest brands with thе biggеѕt budgеtѕ аlrеаdу understand thе роwеr of celebrity endorsement. Having a сеlеbritу аѕѕосiаtеd with уоur рrоduсt оr ѕеrviсе provides twо vеrу imроrtаnt thingѕ tо your brаnd: aspiration аnd credibility.
Many реорlе аѕрirе tо “livе likе a сеlеbritу” аnd pour over рubliсаtiоnѕ just to find out whаt their сеlеbritiеѕ аrе wearing, what products they аrе uѕing, whеrе thеу аrе trаvеling to, which cream they’re using, what hairstyle they have еtс.
Because the fans ‘copy’ thе livеѕ оf celebrities, they turn to раtrоnizе the vеrу same brаndѕ they are using.
Thе bottom line is that сеlеbritiеѕ sell. Whеn a ѕtаr wears it, uѕеѕ it оr promotes it, thе wоrld fоllоwѕ. If a fаn can wear outfits or shoes that Stephanie Linus wore, they will be over the moon. Therefore when why are presented with that chance through promos, they just grab it
Never underestimate the power of a celebrity when it comes to marketing your brand.
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Nigerian R&B singer Tiwa Savage, the stunning and gorgeous Actress, performer and songwriter is a year older today! Join African Celebs in wishing Tiwatope Savage a wonderful birthday!
The R&B singer in 2006 made The X Factor UK and was in the final twenty-four. Some of her songs includes: Without My Heart, Love Me (3x) , If I Start To Talk ft. Dr SID, Kele Kele Love, Drummer Boy, My Darlin ft. Don Jazzy, African waist,