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Burna Boy meets UN deputy secretary-general ahead of New York concert

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Burna Boy, the Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, has met with Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general at the United Nations.

Mohammed took to her Twitter page on Thursday to share a picture of them both at the UN headquarters in New York.

She, however, did not disclose the nature of the meeting with the Afrobeats singer.

In the caption of the tweet, Mohammed described the Afrofusion star as being among the creatives who continue to “inspire young people around the world.”

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“I had the opportunity to welcome my compatriot @burnaboy here at the @UN HQ. Burna continues to inspire young people around the world with his amazing talents,” the UN secretary-general wrote.

Burna Boy is in New York to headline what would be a record-setting concert at Madison Square Garden.

The concert, billed as ‘Burna Boy Presents One Night in Space’, is set for April 28.

Burna Boy started to gain fame after releasing ‘Like to Party’, the lead single from his debut album ‘L.I.F.E’ (2013).

In 2021, the singer set a record in Nigeria after his album ‘Twice As Tall’ won the ‘Best World Music Album’ category at the Grammys.

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Burna Boy has established himself as a household name in the music industry with several awards and acclaimed albums.

He has also been in the news for controversial reasons. The ‘Twice As Tall’ singer recently left tongues wagging after claiming he is richer than Wizkid and Davido.

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Black Sherif’s ‘Soja’ makes an appearance on Billboard Afrobeats Chart

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Black Sherif’s latest banger ‘SOJA’ of his upcoming album ‘The Villain I never Was ‘has made its debut on Billboard Afrobeats Charts just a few days after its release.

Blacko, on Friday, September 22, 2022, blessed his fans and listeners with a great tune titled ‘SOJA’. The song is one of the tracks on his upcoming Album.

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Niniola Set To Collaborate With Diddy After Years Of DMing Him

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Dreams come true indeed and has for Niniola as she actualises a long-standing dream to work with Diddy years after DMing him.

 

Nigerian vocalist and the Queen of Afrobeats, Niniola, has secured a collaboration with American musician and mogul, Did.

A story of divine providence and destiny, the two had connected over a video call with an excited Diddy telling Niniola how he wanted them to approach the collaboration saying; “I want you to do it all and send it to me one time when you feel like I’ve given this song my all cause it’s our song. This is what you manifested a long time ago”

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Then Diddy had shared how he got the collaboration with Niniola. He said; “I was looking for somebody to be on the Afrobeats remix and Spinalk told me about her. I go to message her then I see that you sent me a message… 2018 saying I want to work with you one day but I’m calling her saying I want to work with her.”

So far, there are no details on what particular Diddy song Niniola is set to submit a verse on but the media mogul had in June this year, put out a 16-track project– Bad Boy Celebrates Diddy: The Artist, featuring diverse talents from Keyshia Cole, R Kelly, Mario Winans, the late Notorious B.I.G and other famous acts. In addition to this, Diddy had put out a single, Go On with Bryson Tiller. As a result, the collaboration which Diddy mentioned was an Afrobeats remix, could be any of these songs.

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BBNaija’s Erica thanks Laycon for supporting her music career as she releases debut single

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Nollywood actress and BBNaija Star, Erica Nlewedim has formally kicked off her music career with a debut single.

The Reality star released her first song titled ‘Soft Life’ in the early hours of Friday 30th of September.

Her debut single generated massive buzz and got hundreds of retweets after she posted the streaming link on her Twitter page.

Interestingly, her colleague and Big Brother Naija winner, Laycon showed some support by retweeting the promotion post and she acknowledged him.

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In response, Erica sent him a special shout out in a post where she referred to the rapper as ‘hun’ and thanked him for retweeting her which by extension means he supports her decision to go into music.

The BBNaija star tagged him and simply wrote; ”thanks for the retweet hun! @itsLaycon”.

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