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Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 reportes in Nigeria

Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 70 in Lagos 7 in FCT 3 in Katsina 3 in Akwa Ibom 1 in Jigawa 1 in Bauchi 1 in Borno As at 11:50 pm 19th April there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170 Deaths: 21

Afrobeat Legend 'Femi Kuti's 50th Birthday Party [Video]

          Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, the eldest son of  Afrobeat creator  Late Fela Kuti, celebrated his Golden Jubilee on june 16,2012 at the New African shrine, Lagos w ith performances by Ara(Queen of drums),Seun Kuti , Femi Kuti himself and others.        Femi also talks about his father, his lifestyle, music, general beliefs, etc that you may never have heard before. Watch the videos below.

Femi Kuti,Masekela Perform As Back2Black Festival Debuts With Afrobeats In London

    The stories and glories of African music and its global off-shoots will be celebrated in London from June 29-July 1,2012 when a host of singers and players from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean come together as the third  annual Back2Black festival    ,the biggest black music festival in Latin America debuts in london.     " We want to focus on Britain's history and its deep relationship with Africa. So rather than Mozambique and Angola, we have South African, Nigerian, Caribbean artists, "the organizers said.       The festival which holds at Old Billingsgate market ,London  will feature several music genres such as  funk, reggae, dub, hip-hop, samba, blues,afrobeats and jazz from more than 30 international artists like Nigeria's Femi Kuti ,South Africa's Hugh Masekela, Mali's fatou diawara ,Amadou and Mariam, U.S. R'n'B star Macy Gray and many other international artists.       The three-day festival will be hosted by Gilberto

Tuface,Sound Sultan, Weird Mc,Others Pay Tribute To Femi Kuti at 50 [Video]

    Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti ,Afrobeat maestro and the eldest  son of afrobeat Legend Fela Anikulapo kuti will turn 50 on june 16,2012 . Femi was born in London June 16, 1962 to Fela and Remi Kuti and grew up in  Lagos.       The three-time grammy award nominee will be celebrated at an event to be held in new african shrine ,ikeja ,lagos on saturday june 16,2012 starting from 4pm .   "When i was 49, i was kind of excited that i will be 50 this year,after approaching the 50,i became very non challant about it "Femi tells Hip tv. Watch full video below    Tuface ,sound sultan ,weird mc, omawunmi , kween ,and many others say a few things about the legendary king of afrobeat . Watch below. Video Credit:Hipontv

TRACE Urban Takes a Look at Fela Kuti's Creation of Afrobeat and Its Influences Today [Video]

    In this week's Guest Star,  TRACE Urban  takes a look at Fela Kuti's creation of Afrobeat and its influences today.    " Fela Kuti  was one of the most important African artists of his generation. He was a committed musical genius and a provocateur. His discography is over 50 albums strong! His life story was recently made into a musical backed by  Jay-Z  and  Will Smith . Trace urban look back at his exceptional career with his two sons, musicians  Femi  and  Seun.   TRACE Urban interviews  Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti ,  D'Banj , and  P-Square  about their thoughts on  Fela  and the genre.

Femi Kuti Loses Grammy Award to Malian Band 'Tinariwen '

   Afrobeat Maestro Femi Anikulapo kuti has lost this year's grammy award. Femi who got nominated for the third time through his Africa for Africa LP  lost the  highly coveted award to Tinariwen , a  band of Tuareg-Berber musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali.   Tinariwen won the newly-combined categories of the grammys . The world music album  category had been previously been divided into traditional and contemporary categories. Tinariwen     Other Nominees in the category include Latin/Roots music band AfroCubism, South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Femi Kuti Not Attending The Grammys On Sunday

    Nigerian afrobeat star Femi anikulapo kuti who has been nominated for world music category at the 2012 Grammy awards  has disclosed he will not be attending the Music's biggest Night.      Femi disclosed to punch through his sister yeni that he doesn't see any reason to attend because of his earlier experience in 2003 ,rather he will be at the african shrine performing for his fans .        Femi was said to have attended the grammys that year without his record label joining him ,he felt sad and immediately sacked his management . This is the third time he is getting nominated for the highly coveted award.    The Music's biggest Night will be hosted by Rapper LL COOL J at staples center,Los Angeles coming sunday.

After Successful surgery, Adele to perform at the Grammys

       British singer , Adele has been confirmed to perform at the 54th Annual Grammy awards.          This will be her first time performing live in nearly five months since being forced to cancel a sold-out U.S. tour to undergo surgery on her vocal cords.     "I'm immensely proud to have been asked to perform at this year's GRAMMY Awards,"  "It's an absolute honor to be included in such a night, and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-racking, but what a way to get back into it all" ,said Adele.     Adele who is a two time Grammy winner has six nominations: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "Rolling In The Deep"; Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for  21 ; and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Someone Like You."     Kanye west led the nominees with seven Nominations.Nigerian Afrobeat singer Femi Kuti was also nominated in the  World Music ca

Taylor Swift,Nicki Minaj,Bruno Mars to Perform at the Grammys Next Month

Taylor and nicki at  Billboard honor last month    Popular country singer Taylor swift , rapper Nicki Minaj and singer bruno mars have been announced as performers at   the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, which will air on Feb. 12 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.      Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj  who were honored as Billboard's  Woman of the Year and Rising Star of the Year  in december  2011 are up for three awards and four awards, respectively.   Kanye West  led all artists with seven nods ,Nigeria's femi kuti was also nominated for the third time in the world music category .

Femi Kuti , Seun Kuti,Wasiu Ayinde ,9ice, eLDee,others for Occupy Nigeria protest on Monday

    The mother of all protests, Occupy Nigeria protest will start tommorow  January 9,2011 at Gani fawehinmi park ,Ojota ,Lagos state.        On monday ,the people of the federal republic of Nigeria will be making their voices heard. Human right activist  and Nigerian musicians like femi Kuti , seun kuti, Wasiu ayinde marshall , 9ice, eLDee,9ice, banky w ,Raskimono,sound sultan and many more have been confirmed for the protest. Time is 9.a.m,God Bless Nigeria!!!

Femi Kuti lauded as best World Music artist

  N igeria's Afrobeat singer Femi Kuti was named Best Artist in Songlines magazine's annual world music awards, winning praise for dynamic songs that railed against corruption and repression in Africa.

Felabration 2010 holds in october at Lagos island

Tagged Felabration 2010: A celebration of the life, music and legacy of the late Afrobeat king, Fela, this year’s edition will feature Africa’s top musicians and a selection of the world’s greatest orchestra, rendering popular songs of the music legend.