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Wale’s “Shine” album out now

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Nigerian-American rapper Wale drops his fifth studio album “Shine”.

The 14-track album earlier scheduled for release on May 5, 2017, has now been released today, Friday April 28, 2017.

On the abum, Wale explores a variety of sounds and themes of love, self awareness and having a good time.

“Shine” was released after the rapper released an extra track titled ‘Shine season’ which was not included in the album.

“Shine” features Nigerian superstar artists Davido, Olamide, Wizkid, Nigerian-Grenadian rapper Phil Ade, and other international artists including Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, J Balvin, Travis Scott, and Chris Brown.

Interestingly. Wale’s label boss rapper Rick Ross doesn’t make the cut on the album as part of the featured acts.

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American rapper, Wale (tmz)

Wale wrote to his fans about the significance of the album and its connection to his baby daughter Zyla.

I named my album SHiNE when I knew my babygirl was on the way … I want to be a better man than I ever been. I’m so flawed I’m so imperfect and the world knows it… I just want to honestly be the best version of myself I can be.. My focus is renewed I’m infinitely in love with my princess and I truly appreciate all the love you have shown her and how understanding many people who knew were .imma keep workin on me and pray to God I can design a young princess who flourishes to an absolute queen .. I got u baby … U go girl .. You are my everything and I’ll see to it we SHiNE my precious Zyla.”

To keep fans satisfied until Shine came out, Wale dropped the 2016 mixtape, “Summer on Sunset,” a 17-track project which featured TY Dolla $, Cam’ron and Phil Ade among others.

“Shine” follows his 2015 “The Album About Nothing” released under Maybach Music Group and Atlantic Records.

The lead single off the album ‘My PYT‘ dropped in 2016 and was followed by ‘Running back’ featuring Lil Wayne.

Wale Folarin will be holding a US tour tagged “The Shine Tour” in May following the album release, and will be hitting major US cities including Houston, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta, which will total 15 shows in all.

Get “Shine” now on Apple Music among other digital music stores.

Wale’s “Shine” Tracklist

1. “Thank God”
2. “Running Back” (Feat. Lil Wayne)
3. “Scarface Rozay Gotti”
4. “My Love” (Feat. Major Lazer, WizKid & Dua Lipa)
5. “Fashion Week” (Feat. G-Eazy)
6. “Colombia Heights” (Te Llamo) [Feat. J Balvin]
7. “CC White”
8. “Mathematics”
9. “Fish n Grits” (Feat. Travis Scott)
10. “Fine Girl” (Feat. Davido & Olamide)
11. “Heaven on Earth” (Feat. Chris Brown)
12. “My PYT”
13. “DNA”
14. “Smile” (feat. Phil Adé & Zyla Moon)

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Comedian Basketmouth Talks About His New Album; Opens Up On Why He Initially Switched From Music To Comedy

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Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth sat down for a chat with Pulse.ng and he talked about why he initially switched from music to comedy.

The comedian, whose real name is Bright Okpocha, recently released an album dubbed ‘Yabasi’ which also serves as a soundtrack to his new comedy series, Papa Benji.

On a new episode of #PulseOneOnOne, the comedian revealed that he started off as a musician before switching to comedy. The comedian noted that ‘music’ has always been his first love. The father of three recounted an experience he had back when he was still in school and he mentioned that he belonged to a clique of six. According to him, they called themselves ‘the psychopaths’ and that they used to do the opening act for the now-defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz. The comedian revealed that he had remixed a song by Fela which his friends loved it.

The comedian noted that he presented the song to a much bigger audience but some of them rubbished it so he began to tackle him. The singer said that two of his friends encouraged him to go into comedy after the incident. Basketmouth also disclosed how his stage name was birthed.

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Davido’s ‘Holy Ground’ Featuring Nicki Minaj Becomes His Highest-Charting Song On Billboard

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‘Holy Ground’, a track on Davido‘s latest album ‘A Better Time’ which features Nicki Minaj has become his highest charting song on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart.

It has peaked at number two after two weeks on the chart. This is not the singer’s first song to peak at the same number on the Billboard chart.

His 2017 hit single ‘Fall’ has also peaked at the same number on the chart.

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Information Nigeria recalls the song got leaked on Twitter before the album was officially released.  This did not deter Davido from promoting the album. Upon its release, Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram page to congratulate him for taking Nigeria to the world through his music.

See the proof below:

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Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Others Nominated For The ‘Best African Act’ At The 2020 MOBO Awards

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Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Others Nominated For The 'Best African Act' At The 2020 MOBO Awards

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The nominations list for the 2020 MOBO Awards is out. After going on a brief hiatus in 2017, the awards is back to reward music artists of black origin.

In the category of Best African Act, Nigerian musicians who have been nominated are Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Fireboy DML, Rema, Adekunle Gold, and Wizkid. This has been confirmed from the official Twitter handle of the awards.

They are all up against South Africa’s Master KG, Nigerian boy-band from East London, NSG, Ivorian-born Afro B, and Ghana’s Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.

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Tiwa Savage is the only female Nigerian artist nominated in the category.

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