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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

Burna Boy Nominated for Grammy Award

  Afrobeat Superstar Burna Boy has just been nominated for the 2020 Grammy Award. He was nominated in the 'Best World Music Album' category alongside Angelique Kidjo, Altin Gun and two other artists. Gece Altin Gün What Heat Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley African Giant Burna Boy Fanm D'ayiti Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet Celia Angelique Kidjo The Grammy award takes place on 26th January, 2020. 

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Grammy Categories Cuts

Adele wins 2012 grammys         A lawsuit filed against the Recording Academy over its decision to trim the Grammy Award categories from 109 to 78 has been dismissed by a judge in New York.       The motion last week by New York State Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Oing granted the Academy's motion to reject a lawsuit brought by Grammy-nominated jazz musician Bobby Sanabria and three others.       Sanabria had been the loudest opponent of the Academy's decision last year to reduce its categories and fold some genres into larger fields.    Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow says he's gratified by the court's decision. In his lawsuit, Sanabria accused the Academy of not following the proper procedures to implement the changes, and demanded that the best  Latin jazz category  be reinstated, saying the removal had a detrimental effect on the musicians' careers by taking away the Latin jazz category specifically.    Sanabria on Sunday held out the possib

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.