February 26, 2017

Review Category : SCENE

Photos from “Naturals in the City” meet up in Lagos, Nigeria

“Why don’t you put relaxer in your hair? There are many good ones,” a lady asked me months ago at a hair salon in Aguda in Lagos, Nigeria. She continues to watch me with a puzzled expression as I carefully worked my fingers through my kinky mass in attempt to detangle it before getting my braids done. Then she adds, “you will be more beautiful if you relaxed it.” She isn’t alone in thinking that. African hair, in its natural state, is hardly considered beautiful in Africa’s most populous nation. The ladies are bred on the “creamy crack” (hair relaxers) ...

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Femi Kuti headlines free concert in New York! Details here

Femi Kuti, afrobeat living legend, will be headlining a free concert at the New York City’s Central Park SummerStage, so if you are in the city that never sleeps and have no plans this Sunday, you really ought to check it out. Seriously. It’s free! The concert is organized by Okay Africa and and will feature a set from Femi who “aims to re-imagine his afrobeat legacy in his upcoming No Place For My Dream album, backed by Sudanese indie darling Sinkane and a DJ set from King Britt,” according to OkayAfrica. Check out the details in the flyer below: ...

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WATCH! Afrikan Boy, Dele Sosimi salute Fela Kuti “The Black President” in London

Okay Africa is releasing exclusive video clips from the sold out concert in London on May 17, that saw a group of incredibly talented artists gather to salute “The Black President”, the late afrobeat originator Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The selection of artists comprised of some who worked with the afrobeat king or were inspired by his music. They included Cream/Blind Faith drummer and Fela collaborator Ginger Baker, afrobeat percussion pioneer and Fela’s drummer Tony Allen, Fela’s keyboardist Dele Sosimi, plus a crop of Fela-inspired acts like Afrikan Boy, Keziah Jones, Shingai Shoniwa (of The Noisettes), TY, Blak Twang, BREIS, Terri ...

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Taruwa Festival of Performing Arts starts today in Lagos!

No plans this weekend? No problem! Just head on down to the Taruwa Festival of Performing Arts which starts on this beautiful Thursday. It is three days of exciting stage plays, live music performances, poetry and red carpet fashion hosted by Gbagyichild Entertainment, the organizers of the monthly Taruwa events. The series of fun-filled festival of arts is set to take place at the Terrakulture in Victoria Island. We have all the details below! EVENTS LINE UP BELOW: Day 1  – All the world’s a stage! First up is the stage adaptation of Bobo Omotayo’s bestselling book “London Life Lagos ...

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Rapper Jay-Z to perform in Nigeria in October!

Rapper Jay-Z has revealed the details of his seven-week tour, which kicks off on September 9 in Poland, and the rap royalty is making a stop in Lagos, Nigeria. His world tour itinerary has the artiste scheduled to perform at the Ocean View in Lagos on October 7, right after he performs in Accra Ghana and before he moves on to Angola and South Africa, where he will be performing in three cities. Billboard reports the Def Jam president is not jet-setting around the globe simply to entertain, but also to spread awareness of the world’s water crisis. “In the ...

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Photos and Videos! Africa’s biggest stars light up #AMVCA red carpet for one magical night

From Nollywood to Ghollywood and further south of the continent, Africa’s biggest and brightest stars were in Lagos on Saturday night for the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. If by some chance you didn’t get the magical ticket and missed the live show which aired last night, fret not, we are making up for it by posting red carpet photos (SCROLL DOWN FOR THOSE). It’s just like being there… except not really. The AMVCA’s held at the Expo Hall at the popular Eko Hotel and Suites and honored the stars and filmmakers who make Africa’s fast-growing movie industry thrive. Veteran ...

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Some “pokolicious” comedy for you, featuring comedian AY and Tonto Dikeh

Funny man AY teamed up with “pokolicious” Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh in this skit to promote his Easter Sunday comedy show. In the video, AY plays a man trying to woe a pretty girl he sees in a grocery store, Dikeh. He attempts to impress her with his canary yellow Lamborghini… there is one small problem though, the flashy ride ain’t his. Hilarity ensues. Enjoy! ...

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D’banj apologizes to fans for Koko Concert failures, plus see clips of the night’s performances

Nigerian entertainer Dapo “D’banj” Oyebanji has sent his “sincere apologies” to fans who were less than impressed by this year’s Koko Concert, promising a much better show next year. Twitter has been abuzz with dismal reviews from concert attendees. TV personality Denrele Edun described the December 27 concert as on his “dark days”. He tweeted: “The worst day of my life! Dec 27th, Koko concert. Despite d negativity, I managed to hold my head up nd stay positive… home now #never again”. Many others took to Twitter to rant about their disappointment at the Thursday night show. The biggest complaint ...

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Rehearsal photos; E.M.E. All Stars getting ready for “The Baddest” concert

Are you ready for the E.M.E. All Stars’ “The Baddest” concert coming up today? Because the star performers have been busy getting ready for ya! We saw these photos on The Herald of the singers rehearsing ahead of their concert set to take place at the Ocean View in Lagos on Friday night. The bad boys and girl of E.M.E., Banky W, Wizkid, Skales, Shaydee, DJ Xclusive and the label’s first lady, Niyola, will be live on stage. The Rehearsal photos also show the P Square brothers chatting it up with Banky W, not sure if they will be performing ...

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Photos! Lights, camera and catwalk at the African Fashion Week London 2012

Fashion waits for nothing and no one, not even the Olympics. The 2012 African Fashion Week in London created some buzz of its own at Spitalfields Market where Africa’s creative set put their best work on display. African Fashion Week London (AFWL 2012) was a mix of trade fair and runway. Some 50 designers got their spotlight on the AFWL 2012 runway and dazzled guests and onlookers with vibrant fashions from the continent. African Fashion Week London 2012 is a two day event that concludes on Saturday, August 4, so if you are in London and you just so happen ...

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