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Popular Nigerian musician, Burna Boy will be among the performers at this year’s 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony.

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The event will hold on March 14, 2021.

Streaming live internationally via GRAMMY.com, the 63rd Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony will feature several performances by current Grammy nominees like Rufus Wainwright, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Lido Pimienta, Poppy and many others

The event will be hosted by American singer, Jhené Aiko ― a three-time Grammy nominee.

According to the Academy, “all of the premiere ceremony performers and the host are nominated this year, as are most of the presenters.”

Burna Boy has been nominated in the category for the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category for his ‘Twice As Tall’ album, which was released on 12 August 2020.

Kicking off the event will be a tribute performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Marvin Gaye track “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)”.

The special all-nominee ensemble performance will feature Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Thana Alexa, John Beasley, Camilo, Regina Carter, Alexandre Desplat, Bebel Gilberto, Lupita Infante, Sarah Jarosz, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, PJ Morton, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, säje, Gustavo Santaolalla (Bajofondo), Anoushka Shankar, and Kamasi Washington.

Also, music fans will be given unprecedented digital access to GRAMMY Awards content with GRAMMY Live, which will stream internationally on GRAMMY.com and via Facebook Live ― the exclusive streaming partner of GRAMMY Live.

GRAMMY Live takes viewers behind the scenes with backstage experiences, pre-show interviews and post-show highlights from Music’s Biggest Night.

The event will stream all day on Sunday, March 14, including during and after the GRAMMY Awards evening telecast.

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Hennessy Artistry VS Class – Matosan emerges winner of season VII.

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Following Episodes of the Hennessy Artistry VS Class live show, Matosan emerges the winner of  Season VII,  Hennessy VS Class 2020.

Matosan was introduced to us in episode 1 where he went head to head with aspiring rappers Abdulkhalid, Escore Gatti, Erenna Blaq, Spydermanne, and Psypro and secured his place in the finale episode alongside Escore Gatti.  The next three episodes saw rappers Alaye Proof, Lauda, Dwad, El Rhey, Mickeyfols, and Rik Hamale compete and join Matosan and Escore Gatti in the 8 person finale episode.

For the finale episode, Ace rapper MI was joined by Falz & Jesse Jagz as judges. The Contestants were each given 60 seconds to impress the judges with their artistic prowess in freestyle as only 4 would make it to the semi-final round. Battling it out in Acappella at the semi-finals was Matosan vs El Rhey & Alaye Proof vs Escore Gatti.

In the final round, Matosan faced Escore Gatti for the grand title, a pulsating moment, as both rappers dug deeper into their artistic well to become the two last men standing. They both had to battle each other freestyling in acapella first and then to a beat provided by the judges. After an intense battle, Matosan was crowned the winner of Hennessy VS Class VII, 2020.

Matosan Nelson is a 22-year-old rapper, singer, songwriter, and fine artist. He is also a student of  Public Administration at the University of Lagos.

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The thoroughly anticipated Hennessy VS Class Season VII drew over 42K viewers in its first episode reaffirming its stance as a driver & curator of urban culture.

Hennessy remains committed in its quest to discover and incubate talented and budding Hip Hop talents. This year,  the mechanics around the Hennessy Artistry VS Class required re-engineering due to the global pandemic.

You can still catch all episodes of ‘Hennessy Artistry VS Class 2020’ on the official Hennessy Nigeria YouTube channel, @HennessyNigeria
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Ric Hassani Recorded The Soundtrack of An American Movie, The Water Man

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Nigerian Soul singer, Ikechukwu Eric popularly known as Ric Hassani has made Nigerians proud and no, it’s not related to Actress Jemima.

The singer and songwriter just revealed via Twitter that he recorded the soundtrack of a 2020 American movie, The Water Man.  This information was first shared by Africa’s Fact Zone on Twitter and was later retweeted by Ric who confirmed the news.  He also dropped hints about a future project with Disney.

 

 

The Waterman is a family movie focused on a young boy’s epic quest to save his ill mother by searching for a mythic figure said to have magical healing powers. The movie was directed by David Oyelowo, a British-American Actor and Producer.

Quite similar to the reaction Nigerians gave when Davido and Burna Boy were both featured in Coming to America 2, celebrities and fans congratulated Ric Hassani on his impressive achievement.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr Eazi Apologizes For Missing A ‘Virtual’ MTV Base Event

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Nigerian artist, Mr Eazi has apologized for missing a scheduled MTV base west africa virtual event.

On Wednesday, the “Leg Over” singer issued an apology on Twitter to MTV Base and the organizer of the event, Africa Nxt.  In his apology, Mr Eazi explained that he couldn’t meet up due to a Medical Emergency.

“Big apologies to @MTVBaseWest @africa nxt as I couldn’t make it for this session due to a medical Emergency all good now! Hope to do this with y’all in the nearest future”.

 

According to an earlier announcement, Mr Eazi was slated to attend the virtual event alongside Bada Akintunde-Johnson, Inya Lawal, and Folu Storms who were also scheduled to speak.

The virtual event/retreat was organized with the sole purpose of finding ways to build sustainable careers in Nigeria and Africa

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