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12 Mar
United Kingdom-based Nigerian music artiste, May7ven, is back to her fatherland, Nigeria, in pursuit of etching her name further on the musical scene. Known as the foremost Afro queen
11 Mar
The news have surfaced of US artiste, Akon, who has been accused by his former business partner of planning to run his city like a “Ponzi” scheme. In January 2020, we reported that his announcement of his new city, Akon City.This city, he explained, would sit on a 2,000-acre land, a gift to him by…
4 Sep 2021
For King David The Great, a popular Nigerian-UK-based Entertainer; there are certain conditions that he often looks out for before he would consider having a musical collaboration
2 Sep 2021
A year after singer Akon laid the first stone of the $6 billion futuristic city he vowed to build for his native Senegal, the site remains grassland.
26 May 2021
Akon's Range Rover has been recovered after it was stolen from an Atlanta-area petrol station Monday while he was filling his tank. The Senegalese-American singer and entrepreneur, 48, had told the police he had left the vehicle running at a QuikTrip petrol station when someone entered the driver seat and took off in the vehicle.…
6 Sep 2020
This week was filled with lessons. While some learnt first-hand what it means to be the subject of backlash, others were fine with learning from the set examples. From cultural misappropriation to rewards for allegations, here is a rundown of the week: Cultural appropriation When Adele sang “Someone Like You,” we may not have been…
2 Sep 2020
Senegalese-American singer Akon has set his sights on building a sprawling $6 billion city in his Senegal homeland to welcome Africans of the diaspora to their "home back home". The R&B star boasting two multi-platinum albums told a news conference Monday he had laid the first stone for the city in the Atlantic Ocean village…
24 Apr 2020
Senegalese-American singer Akon has teamed up with Nigerian Afrobeats singer Wizkid for his latest single titled "Escape". This is not the first time the pair is collaborating as Wizkid had previously featured Akon on the song "For You", a track off his self-titled second studio album, Ayo. On "Escape", Akon and Wizkid sing about their…
7 Apr 2020
Nigerian rapper Skales has teamed up with Senegalese-American singer Akon on a new single titled "Kowope". The neo-pop record is a eulogy to hard workers as the two traded verses about staying true to their grind and steering clear from drama. “Kowope” serves as Skales'‘ third musical output for 2o20; it comes shortly after he released…
14 Jan 2020
All T’s crossed and I’s dotted, Akon now officially owns a city in Senegal. Known as "Akon City," the rapper and entrepreneur tweeted Monday that he has finalised the agreement for the new city. "Looking forward to hosting you there in the future," he tweeted. The Senegalese descent who moved to Union City, New Jersey,…
2 Nov 2019
Accra, the capital city of Ghana will play host to leading professionals and stakeholders in the music industry from more than 50 countries, who will be participating in this year’s Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES).
25 Oct 2019
About three weeks after he released a Spanish language album, African-American singer and record producer Akon has released another album, Akonda. This time, the LP is a nod to his African ancestry, with the album being Afrobeats-influenced. Akongoes full-0n African on Akonda and deliberately tilt the composition of the album towards the Nigerian market and audience…

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