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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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Teenage star, OZZYBEE fetes Nnewi widows, widowers

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Nigeria’s Teenage Star. “OZZYBEE” takes charity to his root as he showers love on indigent Widows/Widowers in Nnewi, saying he derives pleasure seeing the vulnerable around him smile.

Nigeria very talented music teenage star, Prince Oziomachukwu Favour Mojekwu a.k.a OzzyBee has been a forerunner in supporting the less privileged in the society especially those of them in his immediate environment and at the critical time of their lives as now.

The incursion of the dreaded Coronavirus into Nigeria has left a lot of families further impoverished, a period that has also created a widened gap between the rich, the poor and the have-nots. This is the period chosen by OzzyBee to extend the benevolence of his heart to the needy around; sharing Food & other items to vulnerable people around him and on the streets of Lagos despite the Lockdown.

This show of love from Ozzybee was recently extended to the people in his home-town, Nnewi, in Anambra State, when he, played the role of a CARE-GIVER to Widows and Widowers of Ezeoguine Royal Family who were overjoyed as they received his COVID-19 palliatives in Cash and Kind, well packaged in a COVID-19 customized bag.

Backed by his Charity platform, “OzzyBosco Smile Foundation” and HRH Igwe Dr. KON Orizu III (Igwe Nnewi), he made sure that every Widow/Widower in his community was treated like kings and queens at the event which took place in the palace of the traditional ruler, the Igwe Nnewi who was ably represented by his first son and crown-prince, Prince Obianefo Orizu (Ochendo Nnewi).

According to OzzyBee, the palliative distribution was in support of the good works of His Excellency, Chief Willie Maduabuchi Obiano the Governor of Anambra State, who is trying very hard to alleviate the sufferings of the masses in the State created by COVID-19 pandemic

The Governor was well represented by some of his senior Aides, led by Hon Nnamso Nwafor-Orizu, Senior Special Assistant on Youth Entrepreneurship and Mobilization.

Despite OzzyBee’s inability to be physically present due to the interstate restrictions, he was very well represented by Team OzzyBee led by his project Director, Hon Ralph Nwafor.

Also present were the CEO of Innoson Motors Ltd, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, CEO Gabros Groups Inter’l, Chief Gabriel Chukwuma and other notable personalities within and outside the State.

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Reactivation of Lagos creativity industry: Committee submits report

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The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture on Thursday received the report of members of the Lagos State COVID-19 Impact Review Committee with a promise that due diligence would be done on the recommendations made by the committee.

 
Receiving the report presented by the Chairman of the committee at Alausa, Ikeja on Thursday the Honourable Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharm. (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, thanked the committee members for a job well done and promised that the recommendations would be made public and implementations carried out after a thorough review.
 
In her words ‘’I want to really appreciate the committee members for your integrity and commitment in putting this report forward, on behalf of Mr Governor I want to thank you specially. I want to assure you that this report won’t be kept under the table as Mr Governor has the interest of this sector at heart so be rest assured that your good works will bring forth good fruits ’’.
 
‘’We will ensure that in the next one or two weeks, the recommendation will be made public and we hope that you will continue to collaborate with us as we move the tourism, creativity, entertainment and hospitality sector forward in the State’’, she added.
 
The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of the Ministry to work with stakeholders in the creativity, entertainment and tourism sector, assuring that the Ministry, being the regulator of activities in the sector will ensure that their businesses thrives in order to boost employment and increase revenue generation to the state.
 
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu in his Remarks, said that the Ministry will review the report and advise Mr. Governor accordingly on how to get the sector moving during this Covid19 period.
 
He thanked the committee members for bringing their professionalism and expertise to bear in compiling the report, noting that the State can’t thank them enough.
 
The Chairman of the Committee, a veteran actor, Mrs. Joke Silva thanked the State Government for the opportunity given to come up with recommendations to reposition the creative and tourism industry in the State.
 
While saying that the recommendations were gathered from various sub-committees in the sector on ways forward post Covid19, the Committee Chairman thanked her colleagues  for their dedication and cooperation throughout the deliberation period on the report.
 
Other members of the committee include Mr. Atunyota Akpobome (a.k.a Ali Baba), Mr. Patrick Donald Lee, Dr. Adun Okupe, Mrs. Oyenike Okundaye and Mr. Gbenga Sunmonu. They were also supported by the Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Mr. Ferdinand Tinubu and the Director of Hotel Licensing in the Ministry, Mr. Jobi Ibraheem.
 
It will be recall that the six-man committee chaired by Mrs. Joke Silva, MFR, was inaugurated in May, 2020 with a mandate of drawing out suggestions and recommendations on how to re-activate the State creative industry, which has remained dormant as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world.

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BREAKING: Popular radio personality, Dan Foster may have died of Covid-19

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Report says foremost broadcaster, Dan Foster has died of complications arising from Covid-19.
The popular Nigerian-based American radio anchor made a name for himself with his unique voice and dexterity on the radio.

He worked with numerous radio stations including Cathy Hughes Radio One, Mix 106.5 both in America, and Virgin Island-based WTBN before moving to Nigeria in 2000 where he joined Cool FM, quickly becoming popular with Nigerian listeners, although he was constantly criticized for his constant use of the word “Ikebe” (Nigerian pidgin for derrière).

A year later, he received an award for Best Radio Presenter of the year. He also won the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Nigeria Media Merit Awards for ‘Best Radio Personality’.

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