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Najee, Joss Stone storming Nigeria for Runway Jazz concert 2017

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TWO Grammy award-winners, American saxophonist, Najee and UK singer cum songwriter, Joss Stone will be storming Nigeria, on Sunday, April 30, to headline this year’s Runway Jazz concert, holding at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The annual fashion and music show will bring the two international artistes together in what is an unprecedented pairing. They will be joined on stage by top Nigerian entertainers, including Dede Mabiaku, Waje, Yinka Davies, Heavy Wind, Tosin Alao, Xerona Duke and the host band, Sweet Sound. The two-day event will also host a masterclass on music and business, with the organizers promising “one of the biggest events of the year.” Speaking on the event, the Executive producer, Mr. Afolabi Oke, said, “at a time when there is so much turmoil with socio-cultural imbalances and political unrest across nations, there is no better way to unite the people than through a medium that pushes forward an agenda that promotes peace, unity, acceptance of diversity and inter-cultural dialogue-music.” According to him, activities marking this year’s Runway Jazz have been heightened and elevated by two strategic partnership. The first is with the Berkley College of Music, Boston, USA, which will present a music and business master class, facilitated by Professor George W Russell Jr., chairman of the Harmony Department, while the second is teaming up with the Lagos State Government to celebrate the remarkable anniversary of Lagos State at 50. Speaking further, Oke described this year’s Runway Jazz as “a special edition”, noting that the theme, “Promoting Peace, Unity and Dialogue through Art’ delivers a key message to all stakeholders to join in the social challenge of fostering and attaining peaceful interactions in Nigeria and between us and the rest of the world, exporting our indigenous but world -class talents to the world, developing a culture of encouraging our young and budding talents to take centre-stage.” Runway Jazz was established as part of events marking the annual International Jazz Day, which “brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact.” Last year’s first edition of Runway Jazz was headlined by Kirk Whalum, the Grammy-winning smooth jazz saxophonist. Among the event’s highlights was a performance of classic songs by former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, which drew cheers from the crowd. Joss Stone’s Lagos appearance is part of a tour the singer has been on since 2014. Stone, whose real name is Joscelyn Eve Stoker, has already stopped over in several African countries. In January she headlined a show in Nigeria’s Anglophone neighbour Ghana. Stone is also an actress and has been nominated for a Grammy. Stone’s co-headliner, Najee, born Jerome Najee Rasheed has also been nominated for a Grammy. His 1986 debut album Najee’s ‘Theme’ was nominated in the Best Jazz Album category. His 2015 album You, Me and Forever spawned the single ‘Fly with the Wind’, which topped the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart.

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‘I Don’t Care About Who Talks About Me’ – Bobrisky

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When I started making money, people were saying I sleep with politicians and I use charms – Bobrisky

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Controversial crossdresser, Bobrisky took to his Instagram page on Friday to share a photo of himself along with a message for those who talk behind his back.

In the photo, the self-proclaimed male barbie donned a dress with a face full of make up.

Bobrisky, whose real name is Idris Okuneye, said that he does not care about those who gossip or peddle rumors about him because they do not have the courage to say it to his face.

In his words;

“I don’t care who talks about me cus when I come around nothing is said to me.”

Read Also: ‘Most Students Are More Successful Than Their Teachers’ – Jay Bugatti Claps Back At Bobrisky

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Singer Johnny Drille Releases New Song, ‘Mystery Girl’

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Johnny Drille

Nigerian singer, Johnny Drille, has released a new song titled ‘Mystery Girl’. The Mavin Records artist took to Twitter on Friday to share a snippet of the music video.

The single is off his forthcoming debut studio album to be released in 2021.

He wrote as caption:

“Mystery Girl is the start of a whole new journey for me and my quest for great music. I’ve waited forever to share this with you. I need you to share this aggressively. #MysteryGirl unleashed worldwide.”

Read Also‘I’ve Been Having Goosebumps From My New Sounds’, Singer Johnny Drille Says

Information Nigeria recalls the ‘Romeo & Juliet’ crooner recently urged his fans to accept him for who he is.

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‘How Can You Be Angry That Someone Is Happy’ – Singer Davido Blows Hot

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Popular Nigerian singer, Davido has revived feud rumors after he posted a tweet targeted at an unknown person.

Information Nigeria recalls the DMW boss recently shared a viral secret to staying rich with his social media followers.

Davido took to his Twitter account on Friday to post a cryptic message in which he asked a puzzling question.

The singer’s post simply suggests that it is be directed at someone, who seems to be bothered by another person’s happiness.

The ‘FEM’ crooner tweeted;

“How can u be angry that someone is happy ….. oloriburuku”

Read Also: Singer Davido Reveals Secret To Staying Rich (Photo)

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