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8 years after, Seun Kuti to perform at Coachella 2020

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Seun Kuti, Nigeria’s Afrobeat singer and son of the Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, would be performing at the 2020 edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival alongside his Egypt ’80, his late father’s band.

Organizers of the annual event, on Friday, released the full list of the global artistes billed to perform at the two weekends event as well as its headliners for the 2020 edition.

Last year, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi gave memorable performances at the festival. While Kuti emerged as the only Nigerian on this year’s lineup to take the international stage alongside their global peers.

Seun, whose album was nominated for Grammy 2019 took to his Instagram page to announce the news with a clip from his performance eight years ago as the first Nigerian artiste to perform at the festival.

He wrote, “Coachella 2020 announced and We are going going back back to Cali Cali!! Swipe left for the atmosphere the last time we were there 8 years ago! @chefyeide in the background helping her partner build his dreams, be like her, #africanawomanism #getthesax @shapiroshapiroandshapirollp how many pounds of Cali Green we gonna burn thru? #WADP #coachella.”

While Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean emerged the headliners, other artistes that also made the list are 21 Savage, Koffee, Megan the Stallion, Denzel Curry, and Aya Nakamura.

Coachella, which holds annually, is one of the most famous and profitable music festivals in the United States and all over the world.

Coachella takes place on the weekends of April 10-12 and April 17-19 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Story By Taiwo Okanlawon /PM News

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Otunbajesu to release new album, ADUNBARIN in October

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Renowned gospel singer, Otunbajesu , Amb Oludele Ayominkun has set to release a new album, titled “Adunbarin” (great Companion) and the album is expected to hit the market by last Sunday in October, 2021.

The music is produced by the award winning music group, Da Spirit Music Crew. The group is known for their inspirational, spirit and soul lifting songs.

Adunbarin is a 4 track inspirational lyrical tracks, including one appreciation party mix track.

The album is a project that converge highly respected musical producers, sound engineers and notable magic hands (instrumentalists).

Over three musical marketers are on bid for this awaiting project.

Speaking on the new album, his manager Abiodun Olowokanga and Integrity News who is the official media partner to Da Spirit Music Group said all hands are on deck for the production of the new soul lifting album, stating that the project will be unveil and available in the market by the last Sunday in October.

The manger noted that the project is powered by August Plus Media.

Otunbajesu has released two albums prior to this new one which are, Alasepe, Arabaribiti and now to also release Adunbarin crooner with his Da- spirit crew.

They are strongly set to storm the gospel music world with this great album.

 

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Music star, Sound Sultan dies at 44

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Nigerian music star, Olanrewaju Abdulganiyu Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan has died of cancer at the age of 44.

He was diagnosed with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma, simplified as cancer of the throat which eventually took his life early this Sunday. Sound Sultan died at a hospital in the United States of America.

Sound Sultan was a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist.

His family released a statement to announce his death

Parts of the release read, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound sultan. He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.

“He is survived by his wife, three children and his siblings. We, his family will appreciate the utmost privacy as we come to grips with the tragic loss.”

Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas). Lymphomas are the cancer of white blood cells (lymphocytes) and can be divided depending on the type of cells, B-lymphocytes (B-cells) or T-lymphocytes (T-cells), AITL is a T-cell lymphoma.

The lymphatic system functions as part of the immune system and helps to protect the body against infection and disease. It consists of a network of tubular channels (lymph vessels) that drain a thin watery fluid known as lymph from different areas of the body into the bloodstream.

 

 

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Why Baba Ijesha Is Still In Our Custody – Police

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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, says Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha will remain in the police custody.

He said the continuous detention of Baba Ijesha, is based on legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the state Ministry of Justice.

He also said the actor would not be released until the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria called off its nationwide strike and the courts resumed so that he could be arraigned.

Odumosu stated these in reaction to Wednesday’s protest by Omiyinka’s colleague, Yomi Fabiyi, and others, who demonstrated at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, to demand his release on bail.

He said based on the legal advice, a prima facie case had been established against Omiyinka, adding that the thespian’s continued detention was based on the DPP’s advice.

Odumosu said, “When they got the SCIID today (Wednesday), they were advised by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the SCIID, and he told them that we have done our work and sought legal advice from the Ministry of Justice and the advice was that we should still keep him in our custody.

“When we concluded our investigation, we forwarded our report to the ministry for legal advice. The ministry advised us through the Office of the Public Defender. The legal advice was that there was a prima facie case established against him and some sections of the law were quoted in the advice. So, the advice was that he should still remain in our custody and to be charged for that.

Odumosu said the ministry might review its position concerning Omiyinka’s detention if the JUSUN strike continues indefinitely, adding that a new arrangement had been made in the state for courts to sit three times a week.

The CP said, “Regarding the JUSUN strike, they agreed to be working for three days and striking for two days. They will go on strike on Monday and Tues

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