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Tiwa Savage To Release New Album

Tiwa Savage is not just the Queen of Afrobeats, she is also getting recognised for it.

When it comes to pushing the boundaries of music in Nigeria, Tiwa Savage is among the few female singers doing as much.

Fresh off her signing with Motown/Universal records, Tiwa Savage is not resting her oars but has promised to keep blessing us with back to back musical goodness. She’s proven that her music is consistent and relevant while still giving us a lot to look forward to.

Tiwa Savage got the local and international recognition that she deserves with the release of her highly sucessful album, “49-99” and now Vogue has given her a huge recognition alongside other world class like Rihanna, Adele, Dua Lipa, BTS and so on. The feature reads:

Commonly referred to as the Queen of Afrobeats (Tiwa herself prefers “Number One African Bad Girl”), Lagos-based, London-raised Tiwa has hinted a new album is imminent. And we’re so ready for it. Signing with Motown/Universal last year, Savage’s rapaciously vibrant and powerfully political 49-99 single (an homage to Fela Kuti’s Shuffering and Shmiling) has already hit nearly 9 million views as she continues to grow her fan base, which includes Drake, Beyoncé… and Vogue! Other details about the record are scant, but there’s no doubting Savage’s new album will be ferocious.

Lillian Afegbai’s Trailer for “Double Strings” Movie is Out

The award-winning Lillian Afegbai is about to prove her production prowess once again, with her exciting first movie of the year “Double Strings“.

The Toka McBaror-directed movie follows the perfect life of Jenny who has a great job and a newly wedded husband. But her life is upended when she wakes up to the dead body of her husband. Facing accusation as the prime suspect in the murder, she starts to uncover dark secrets that put her in the target of some criminal kingpin.

“Double Strings” stars Annie Idibia, Osas Ighodaro, Lilian Afegbai, Layole Oyatogun, Ushbebe, Eddie Watson, Stephen Demian, Greg Ojefua, Victor Decker and other amazing talents.

From Music to Movies; MI Abaga makes a foray into Filmmaking

Chocolate city frontman, music legend and serial entrepreneur, MI Abaga recently announced that he directed a nollywood flick titled, ‘Namaste Wahala.’

Yes you heard right. A movie not a song.
Everyone who knows MI knows that the music maestro runs at a creative tangent that makes his peers look like amateur athletes.

He put up the movie poster today on social media while announcing the new movie.

With the inordinate consumption of Bollywood movies by Nigerians these days, the Indian-styled movie poster and movie character shown will no doubt spark the interest of Nigerians here and in the diaspora.

Congratulation MI.

Trump Condemns ‘Parasite’ Oscars Win

“How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” he asked at the podium to boos from the crowd.
During Thursday’s campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, President Donald Trump criticized the Oscar-winning Korean film Parasite and took aim at fellow award winner Brad Pitt during a speech that targeted recent events in pop culture.

Speaking at the podium in front of his supporters, Trump asked, “How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” He went on to say, “And the winner is… a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all that about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of that, they give them the best movie of the year. Was it good? I don’t know. Let’s get Gone With the Wind back, please? Sunset Boulevard. So many great movies.”

Continued Trump, “I thought it was ‘best foreign film,’ no?” as a reference to how the category was previously referred before it became known as best international feature film.

Neon, the U.S. distributor for the pic, responded minutes later in a tweet, saying, “Understandable, he can’t read.”

Earlier on Thursday in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter for an upcoming issue, Neon co-founder Tom Quinn was asked about the discussion that Parasite, not being an American film, might not deserve to win best picture at the Oscars. “I don’t know,” he said. “That sounds a lot like a Trump tweet. So it doesn’t make any sense.”

Trump later brought up another Oscar winner from this year’s awards ceremony, which took place earlier this month. Referring to best supporting actor winner Brad Pitt of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Trump said, “And then you have Brad Pitt, I was never a big fan of his. He got up, said a little wise guy thing. He’s a little wise guy.”

In the actor’s acceptance speech, Pitt reflected on his childhood and early start in the film business before briefly mentioning the end of Trump’s impeachment trial. “They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week.” He continued, “I’m thinking maybe Quentin [Tarantino] does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing.”

Holding up a copy of Time magazine later in his speech, the president called an unnamed journalist a “Trump hater,” adding, “I won’t use her name because it’ll make her too famous.”

“Time magazine, they don’t like me. I don’t like them either, by the way,” Trump added about the publication. “This year I got beaten out by Greta [Thunberg]. You know Greta?” he asked to boos from the crowd. Thunberg was named Time’s Person of the Year in December.

Further into his rant, the president said, “Last year I got beaten out, but when the world revolves around one of us, we should be chosen.” As he continued his speech, Trump held up pages from other news outlets that covered the 2016 presidential election, mostly with poll results from the primaries where he was leading.

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