Guardian Life Weekly Catch-Up
Davido Takes His ‘Timeless’ Tour To Dubai
Enjoy a captivating week of entertainment with Guardian Life’s intriguing stories. From Davido’s ‘Timeless’ tour in Dubai to Teni’s recognition by Spotify, and Blackpink’s 7th-anniversary celebrations. Also, witness the groundbreaking success of the Barbie film, directed by Greta Gerwig, as it surpasses $1 billion at the box office. Stay entertained and inspired!
The artist, Davido, is all set to embark on his ‘Timeless’ tour, with Dubai as one of his featured stops. The announcement graced his social media page with an enthusiastic call to his fans to gear up for an unforgettable and exceptional night. Following the successful launch of his album, ‘Timeless’, Davido has graced stages across the globe, captivating audiences in diverse locales, including North America. As his Dubai escapade unfolds, he’s already looking ahead to his next destination, Europe. Overflowing with anticipation, Davido is thrilled about the forthcoming experience, with high hopes that his fans in the UK and Europe will elevate it to even greater heights.
Spotify Designates Teni as EQUAL Africa Artist for August
Teni, the Nigerian singer, has been selected by Spotify, as the ‘EQUAL Africa’ spotlight artist for August. This recognition shines a light on her remarkable musical abilities and surging popularity. Head of Music for Sub-Saharan Africa at Spotify, Phiona Okumu, commended Teni for her unwavering dedication to her artistry and her growing fan base, viewing her as an inspirational figure in the African music scene.
The mission of EQUAL Africa is to amplify the voices of female African artists, and Teni’s distinctive style and unwavering commitment firmly establish her as one of the continent’s leading musical prodigies. Beyond her musical contributions, Teni is resolute in her commitment to utilising her platform to advocate for increased opportunities for women’s advancement. While acknowledging the hurdles, she remains thankful for initiatives like EQUAL Africa that champion these causes.
Blackpink Celebrates 7th Anniversary With Blinks
Blackpink, the renowned K-Pop collective, is commemorating its seventh year of existence through a spirited display on social media. Since their emergence on the scene in 2016, the group has wielded a substantial influence over the realm of music, amassing achievements on both the international and global stages.
The quartet, comprising Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa, has taken the opportunity to convey their heartfelt appreciation for the unwavering affection and encouragement bestowed upon them by their devoted fan base, affectionately known as ‘Blinks’, throughout the past seven years. Along this remarkable journey, Blackpink has notched numerous feats, from shattering records to etching their names as the first K-Pop girl group to grace the stage of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2019. Their collaborative ventures with luminaries of the global entertainment realm, such as Lady Gaga and Selena Gomez, stand as a testament to their transcendent appeal, among others.
Barbie Film Breaks $1 Billion Mark
Under the guidance of Greta Gerwig, the movie, ‘Barbie’, has achieved a remarkable feat, surpassing the $1 billion milestone in worldwide box office earnings a mere 17 days after its premiere. Margot Robbie takes on the role of Barbie, while Ken is portrayed by Ryan Gosling.
The film has garnered acclaim for its blend of humour, heartfelt moments, and empowering message for women. The triumph of the movie stands as a momentous achievement for women within the realm of Hollywood, poised to ignite inspiration among fellow female filmmakers. Barbie’s accomplishment signifies a shifting landscape in Hollywood, indicating a growing receptiveness from audiences towards films directed by women as women continue to make substantial advancements within the industry.