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Wizkid And Davido Join Headliners For Afro Nation Portugal 2023

Afro Nation Portugal 2023 has announced the addition of main stage headliners Wizkid and Davido, as well as more new names including Little SimzPopcaan and Focalistic – all joining the world’s biggest lineup of Afrobeats and Amapaino this summer.

 

Returning to the beautiful Portimao beach on 28-30th June, Afro Nation has a star-studded lineup already boasting the likes of Burna Boy50 CentBooba, Aya NakamuraFireboy DMLAsakeArya StarrBlack Sherif, Oxlade, Dadju and Ms Banks to name a few. Now the Star Boy himself joins the party once again. With his silky voice and irresistible beats, the Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum-selling global superstar Wizkid heads to Afro Nation Portugal to perform countless hits including ‘Essence’, ‘Mighty Wine’ and ‘Blessed’ for the adoring crowds.

 

Wizkid has recently joined fellow Afro Nation Portugal 2023 headliner Burna Boy, in becoming the first African artist to take on UK Stadium headline shows in 2023. Wizkid’s ‘More Love, Less Ego’ tour is taking the artist to new heights just two years after his record-breaking sell-out London O2 Arena shows on the ‘Made In Lagos’ tour – which The Evening Standard described as “a triumph for African music’s increasingly globalised reach”.

Davido, meanwhile, has built a reputation as one of the most exciting and innovative artists in the Nigerian music scene, known for his infectious hooks and equally infectious onstage energy. With his return to the stage highly anticipated this summer, expect another crowning moment with the audience singing along to every word, as the feel-good party king dishes up all his hits like ‘Fall’, ‘If’ and ‘Skelewu’.

 

BRIT Award-winning lyricist Little Simz also heads out to the Algarve, to ignite the crowd with hits from her groundbreaking new albums ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ and ‘NO THANK YOU’, along with her classic tunes like ‘Venom’, ‘101FM’ and ‘Boss’. Always fearless and thought-provoking, Simz has been collecting accolade after accolade in recent years and next up is another moment to savour as she makes her Afro Nation debut. The iconic dancehall legend Popcaan will also be pulling up to Portugal this summer to heat things up with his most sizzling anthems like ‘Only Man She Want’, ‘Party Shot’ and ‘When You Wine Like That’.

 

And that’s not all. Another one of Amapiano’s finest Focalistic is announced as a leading name on this year’s Piano People stage, off the back of his London headline show at the start of this month. Kamo MphelaFelo Ła TeeSir Trill and Skyla Tylaa will also appear alongside countless South African stars, such as previously announced headliners Scorpion Kings, Major League DJz and Uncle Waffles, and so many DJs and artists behind the world’s most exciting sounds right now. Powerhouse Musa Keys, popular singer Young Stunna, celebrated queen of genre DBN Gogo, trailblazer Vigro Deep, “future ghetto punk” superstar Moonchild Sanelly and many more will all be bringing the heat and stirring up the sand with all the latest moves this June.

Day Splits for Afro Nation Portugal 2023 have also been announced today, with Burna Boy, Aya Nakamura and Popcaan opening the show on 28th June, Wizkid, Little Simz and Asake performing on the 29th of June and 50 Cent, Davido, Booba and Fireboy DML providing the final fireworks on 30th June.

 

“We are excited to welcome Wizkid, Davido, Little Simz, Popcaan, Focalistic and more to Afro Nation Portugal 2023,” said Afro Nation Portugal organisers. “These artists represent the very best of African music and culture, and we can’t wait to see them perform on our beautiful beach stage. With so many incredible acts on the lineup, this is shaping up to be the summer’s most unmissable party, and our best festival yet.”

 

Following a momentous return to West Africa for Afro Nation Ghana during “Detty December” and a landmark show in Puerto Rico in April 2022, the very first Afro Nation on mainland North America arrives this year. The 2-day debut will see Burna BoyWizkidRemaAsakeBeenie Man and more landing in the Sunshine State of Florida between 27th – 28th May, for Afro Nation Miami 2023.

Afro Nation has become a must-attend event since its 2019 debut in Portugal. The festival’s rapid growth, which is now hosting events on sites of cultural significance across three continents, is a testament to the power of uniting the diaspora and showcasing the best of African music and culture. With this explosive lineup to come and the stunning Portuguese sun that you can always rely on, Afro Nation Portugal is set to draw in crowds from the UK, right across Europe, Africa, and beyond, for another unifying and joyful celebration of Black music, dancing, food and good vibes.

 

 

 

Afro Nation Portugal 2023 Second Wave Line Up (new additions in bold):

Wednesday 28th June:

Burna Boy, Aya Nakamura, Popcaan, Ayra Starr, Oxlade, The Compozers, Nelson Freitas, Nissi, Camidoh

Thursday 29th June:

WizkidLittle Simz, Asake, Tayc, BNXN, Black Sherif, Victony, Ms Banks, Tyla

Friday 30th June:

50 Cent, Davido, Booba, Fireboy DML, Vegedream, Gabzy, Sauti Sol, Gyakie, Soraia Ramos

Piano People Stage:

Scorpion Kings, Major League DJz, Uncle Waffles, FocalisticKamo Mphela, Musa Keys, DBN Gogo, Young Stunna, Felo Ła Tee, Daliwonga, Tyler ICU, Sha Sha, Vigro Deep, Moonchild Sanelly, Sir Trill, TXC, Pabi Cooper, Boohle, Charisse C, Nicky Summers, Skyla Tylaa, DJ Fistoz

Hosts & DJs:

Eddie Kadi, Shopsydoo, Xavier, Captain Lulaz, P Montana, Dj Sogood, Mercedes Benson, DJ Dollar

Plus more to be announced!

BBC Radio 1Xtra is the official media partner for Afro Nation Portugal.

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Swagz.i Releases Captivating New Single “Mistake” Featuring Elhi

Rotimi Mustapha, professionally known as “Swagzi,” is a talented Nigerian singer and songwriter hailing from the vibrant city of Lagos. Since the age of 13, Swagzi has been driven by a profound passion for music and a desire to leave his mark on the industry.

Drawing inspiration from Nigerian music legends like 2face, Sound Sultan, and Psquare, Swagzi has crafted a unique musical style that blends contemporary and classic Nigerian sounds. With three compelling studio projects under his belt, Swagzi has already established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the music scene.

Through his soul-stirring melodies and poignant lyrics, Swagzi captivates audiences and connects with fans on a profound level. His genre, ‘Afro360,’ combines the art of lyrical storytelling with live instruments, taking listeners on a sonic odyssey.

A luminary of style and creativity, Swagzi’s fusion of fashion and music has positioned him as a shining star in the dynamic realm of Afrobeats. With boundless creativity and an undeniable allure, Swagzi is set to make waves and continue his musical journey to new heights.

Listen to “Mistake” Here

STREAMING LINK
https://synnexmusic.lnk.to/mistake

Sample Link
https://musikplug.com/swagz-i-shares-captivating-new-single-mistake-featuring-elhi/

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Healer Drops Brand New Single “M3jadapa”(Mad For Jesus)

Prophet Kingsley Nyarko popularly known as Healee , the multi-talented gospel singer and a sound engineer, has released a brand new single titled “M3jadapa”, which means”, showcasing his versatility and skill as a producer, mixer, and mastering engineer.

“M3jadapa” is an ewe word which means “Mad For Jesus”. Healer delves into the theme of how great and powerful God is. The song’s message is a powerful reminder that even in the midst of joy, we often carry a heavy burden.

 

Musically, “M3jadapa” is a masterclass in atmospheric production and sharp delivery combining to create a haunting and immersive listening experience. The song’s introspective tone and emotional honesty make it a standout in Healers discography, and a must-listen for fans of conscious and thought-provoking music.

With “M3jadapa”, Healer continues to push the boundaries of his artistry, exploring new themes and sounds while remaining true to his unique vision. This latest release is a testament to his talent and dedication, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us next. Give “M3jadapa” a listen and experience the emotional depth and sonic innovation that Healer has to offer.

 

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Celebrating Unity In Diversity Through Art And Culture

Uniting Nigeria through Art and Culture – The Unity in Diversity Project

Lagos, Nigeria – (16TH OF JULY 2024) The Unity in Diversity Project is set to bring Nigerians together through a monumental celebration of our rich cultural heritage. This initiative, which includes the documentary “Road to Record,” aims to preserve and showcase the diverse cultures of Nigeria through the creation of the “World’s Largest Drawing by an Individual” and the celebration of our tribes with the hashtags “#RepYourTribe #RYT.”

The project seeks to remind Nigerians of our cultural heritage and the beauty in our unity despite our diverse ways of life. The world record project will serve as a reflection of cultural identities and a medium for building understanding and unity among Nigeria’s diverse tribes, thereby promoting peaceful coexistence.

From July 16 to July 21, the record-breaking attempt will feature cultural presentations at the stadium with the National Troupe of Nigeria showcasing dances and music from different parts of the country. The official dress code for the event is “cultural,” allowing participants to celebrate Nigerian culture through their attire. For those who cannot attend, the online version of #repyourtribe will enable them to participate by posting about their culture.
Dr. Foladavid, a celebrated visual artist and medical doctor, will lead this initiative.

Known for his speed painting performances and humanitarian efforts, Dr. Foladavid’s unique talents and dedication to the arts have earned him national and international recognition.

 

The project is sponsored by Tolaram, a global conglomerate known for its innovation and commitment to progress. Tolaram has made significant contributions to Nigeria’s FMCG landscape and is deeply committed to societal upliftment through its Ishk Tolaram Foundation.

For more information, please contact: (09124097269)

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Malcolm Nuna Teases Forthcoming EP, Promises New Music In Under a Month

Ghanaian music star Malcolm Nuna has fueled speculation about his upcoming EP with a tantalizing hint on Facebook. Ben Blay News sparked the buzz, posting, “A little bird just whispered to me… the wait is gradually coming to an end! It’s an EP, right? Malu… how soon should we be ready to spread our wings?”

 

Malcolm Nuna responded with a promising update, “In Less than 4 weeks, there will be a new NuNu.” This concise message has generated significant excitement among fans, who have been eagerly awaiting new music from the talented artist.

 

With his distinctive sound and style, Malcolm Nuna has built a devoted fan base. His forthcoming EP is highly anticipated, and fans are eagerly counting down the days until its release.

 

Stay tuned for further updates on Malcolm Nuna’s EP, and get ready to enjoy new music from this talented artist in under a month!

 

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Blogger Obinkran Jr Donates To Teshie Orphanage Home On His Birthday

Young, Hardworking blogger Charles Aidoo popularly known in the shows space as Obinkran Jr of Ghkwaku,com decided to spend his birthday with the Children at the Teshie Orphanage Home in Accra.

 

The event saw him donate some items to the Children to aid their day-to-day activities.

 

Charles Aidoo, Aka Obinkran Jr who doubles as celebrated blogger Ghkwaku was accompanied by legendary footballer Emmanuel Agyemang Badu as well as renowned broadcaster Serwaa Amihere.

 

Obinkran donated some products from Flora Tissues, Top Choco as well as Verna mineral water and bigoo cola etc. Thanks to Delta Paper Mill company limited as well as Twellium company limited respectively. He as well added some cash token to support them.

 

check out some Photos from the event below…

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Danny Lampo Performs New Song “Go Away” At Ghana Party In The Park UK

The vibrant Berkshire King of Afrobeat, Danny Lampo, has delighted fans once again with the release of his new single, “Go Away.” This latest track comes on the heels of his successful release, “Where The Money Dey,” which featured renowned Ghanaian rapper Medikal. Danny Lampo unveiled “Go Away” during his electrifying performance at the Ghana Party in the Park UK yesterday, adding another hit to his impressive discography.
Ghana Party in the Park UK is an annual celebration that brings together the Ghanaian community in the UK for a day filled with music, food, and cultural festivities. This year’s event was no exception, with a lineup of talented artists and performers who kept the crowd entertained throughout the day. Among them, Danny Lampo stood out with his high-energy performance and the debut of his new song.

 

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“Go Away” showcases Danny Lampo’s signature Afrobeat sound, characterized by infectious rhythms and catchy melodies. The song’s upbeat tempo and vibrant production are sure to make it a favorite on dance floors and playlists around the world. Danny’s lyrics, combined with his charismatic delivery, convey a message that resonates with listeners, adding depth to the track’s appeal.

 

Danny Lampo has steadily made a name for himself as one of the most trending artists in the UK. His unique blend of Afrobeat, combined with his ability to connect with audiences through his music, has earned him a loyal fanbase. “Where The Money Dey,” featuring Medikal, further cemented his status as a rising star in the Afrobeat genre, receiving widespread acclaim and airplay.
With the release of “Go Away,” Danny Lampo continues to build on his success and expand his musical horizons. His journey as an artist is marked by a commitment to creating music that not only entertains but also inspires and uplifts. Fans can look forward to more exciting releases and performances from Danny as he continues to make waves in the music industry.
Danny Lampo’s launch of “Go Away” at the Ghana Party in the Park UK is a testament to his growing influence and talent as an Afrobeat artist. As he continues to captivate audiences with his music, there’s no doubt that Danny Lampo is on his way to becoming a household name in the world of Afrobeat.
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King Paluta Gives An Electrifying Performance At The 2024 Park In The Park UK

Reigning New Artiste of the Year King Paluta, has made another mark with an electrifying performance at the just ended 19th edition of the biggest annual outdoor festival which happened yesterday, 13th July, 2024 at Oak Hill Park in London for the Ghanaian Community in the diaspora by Akwaaba UK.

 

Ghana Party in The Park UK witnessed unforgettable experience for all attendees, showcasing the best of Ghanaian music, food, and cultural displays.

 

The ‘Makoma’ hit maker swept attendees of their feet with back-to-back bangers and turned the whole atmosphere in to a party mood.

 

 

With his addictive musical style, the music superstar appears unstoppable, having achieved great success and ready to achieve even more.

 

 

King Paluta continues to demonstrate his versatility with some savage vocals, which has propelled him to prominence and could potentially be nominated for Artiste of the Year next year.

 

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Prinz Xtra Announces First EP, Titled “Heart’s Riddim”, Drops On Friday, July 19th

Prinz Xtra has just announced the release of his debut EP, due for Friday, July 19, 2024.

Few days ago, the Skolars Entertainment signed act introduced himself on the scene with new promo photos.

The Afrobeats crooner shares 2 pre-order links with his audiences ahead of the major release.  The pre-save links are for Apple Music and Spotify, below:

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gh/album/hearts-riddim-ep/1753821185

Spotify: https://show.co/social-unlock/4VTEEM7o1Pfi1sdfHBsFzC

“Heart’s Riddim” enlists 6 songs for it, mainly Afrobeats. All produced by Philsbitz. All songs were done by him, with zero features.

Skolars Entertainment is an Accra-based music record label with its signee, Prinz Xtra, as the frontliner. Poised to reach higher heights, the label is very optimistic about pushing the young talent’s crafts to global heights. Already, some singles were released under the label for Prinz Xtra, namely, “Alele”, “Buried Inside”, “Mon Bebe” and “Money Icon”.

 

About Prinz Xtra:

Prinz Xtra was born on April 9th as Prince Teye Matey, in Odumase Krobo, Eastern Region of Ghana.

 

In 2019, Prinz Xtra discovered his artistic potential while in high school. Driven by passion, he organized rap battles on campus and performance to showcase himself and others to the audience. In 2021, he had the opportunity to perform on one of the biggest stages in the Eastern Region during the “Eastern Arts and Music Awards” where he performed alongside other artistes.

Kindly follow him on Social Media below:

Facebook – Prinz Xtra

Tiktok, Instagram – @Prinz_Xtra

X – @Prinz_Xtra1

For bookings and press: +233532712998

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DJ Lord OTB, King Promise And Camidoh To Perform At 2024 Legends And Legacy Ball In South Africa

South Africa and Ghana have strengthened their bilateral relationship over the past few years. Not long ago, South Africa exempted Ghana from its visa waiver program. In another example of Ghana and South Africa’s growing connection, several Ghanaian entertainers have been booked to perform at the ‘Celebrating A Musical Legend – 2024 Legends and Legacy Ball Africa Music Awards’.

 

Headlined by the revered Yvonne Chaka Chaka, this extraordinary musical event and awards ceremony will celebrate South Africa’s 30th anniversary as a Republic. Representing Ghana at the show will be King Promise, DJ Lord OTB, Camidoh, and the Characters Band.

 

The event is set to take place on the 13th of July 2024 at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa. The red carpet starts at 4 pm, with the main event kicking off at 6 pm.

 

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Lil Win’s A Country Called Ghana Nominated For “Black Star Movie Of The Year”, At This Years Black Star International Film Festival In Ghana

Weezy Empires Production has achieved a groundbreaking milestone, “A Country Called Ghana“, which has gained international appeal, and has been officially nominated for “BLACK STAR MOVIE OF THE YEAR” at this year’s Blackstar International Film In Ghana.

 

The movie which was directed by Frank Fiifi Gharbin and executively directed by Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin, is a Ghana-Nigeria collaboration, that sees some of the finest actors and actresses from the two countries to entertain and educate movie lovers about the need to preserve their heritage.

 

The movie project features Ramsey Nouah, Charles Awurum, and Victor Osuagwu, popularly known as Awilo Sharp Sharp’, Paa George, and Sweet Mimi, among others.

 

‘A Country Called Ghana’ which has attained recognition globally, securing a cinema distribution deal, and will be screened in theaters worldwide, grabbed nominations in Germany, New Zealand, IMO International and is to be screened at the Nollywood Film Festival is a significant achievement.

 

The Black Star International Film Festival (BSIFF) is an annual film festival that takes place in Accra, Ghana. The festival aims to promote and celebrate the works of filmmakers from Africa and the diaspora, as well as to provide a platform for African films to be showcased on an international stage.

 

Kwadwo Nkansah, professionally known as Lilwin, is a Ghanaian artiste, actor, and comedian.

 

He is the founder and director of Great Minds International School in Kumasi and CEO of Weezy Empire, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

 

 

Story By: Zolla Nie(Livenewsgh)

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