Rihanna becomes the face of Dior’s J’Adore fragrance
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by Richardine Bartee
1d ago
Instagram Rihanna, the Bajan billionaire with power and influence, has officially announced that she is the face of Dior J’Adore. Her inaugural campaign launches this September “in a bid to reinvigorate the flagship fragrance range,” according to Business of Fashion. Everyone on her social media profiles is asking for the album, but I think if she is to drop one, it would be a surprise release or when we all least expect it. She has not announced her retirement, so we all have hope. Instagram ..read more
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Ghanaian superstar Black Sherif announces next single ‘Kilos Milos’
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by Richardine Bartee
2d ago
X Earlier today, Ghanaian superstar Black Sherif shared that his new track ‘Kilos Milos’ is underway. According to the post, it comes out sometime tomorrow at midnight, but we are unclear on the timezone. KILOS MILOS, HAPPENING TOMORROW AT 11:59PM. BE THEREhttps://t.co/A7Zuv5A7HD pic.twitter.com/RgcKEBaes2 — IRON BOY (@blacksherif_) June 17, 2024 ..read more
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Introducing L’Alliance New York
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by GRUNGECAKE TEAM
2d ago
The French Institute Alliance Française, FIAF, has a new name and brand identity, and exciting updates to our language and cultural programmes Courtesy The French Institute Alliance Française, FIAF, is pleased to announce the launch of a new name and brand identity, along with upcoming arts and cultural programmes and news, including details of the annual Bastille Day celebration. Starting today, FIAF will be known as L’Alliance New York. While our name and look are changing, the core values of our organisation remain steadfast. L’Alliance New York continues to be part of the global Alliance F ..read more
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Watch Ghanaian musical group Ryderz’s official video for ‘Different’
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by Richardine Bartee
2d ago
Instagram Last week, Ghanaian musical group Ryderz released the official music video for ‘Different’. Near livestock, or goats, the duo raps about the goodness of moving the right way in the presence of your enemies. In the first verse, there’s mention of eventually getting paid for their hard work. Next, they perform in a body of water, wearing custom designs. If there’s anything we can count on, it has to be that Ryderz will shoot a memorable music video. Without further ado, watch the Dream Vision-directed visual below to catch the vibe ..read more
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Ghanaian star Camidoh navigates through life’s many heartbreaks on new track ‘NLF (Breakfast)’
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by Richardine Bartee
2d ago
Nothing lasts forever. Instagram Last week, BET Awards-nominated artist Ghanaian star Camidoh released a new catchy single called ‘NLF (Breakfast)’ about life’s inevitable perils, warning that we use our senses to stay afloat and not end up in tears. Throughout the song, he croons about the things that ache his heart, the many things in his mind, and more. Before the end of the song, there’s a conversation between him and his babe that unfortunately dissolves their loving relationship—not lending time for the star to try and resolve whatever their problems are. Courtesy Luckily, he plans to fo ..read more
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Nigerian artist Victony shares ‘Stubborn’, the official track list to his debut album
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by Richardine Bartee
3d ago
Instagram Today, Nigerian Afrobeats star Victony shared the official tracklist to his forthcoming debut album ‘Stubborn’. The fourteen tracks are as follows. Courtesy In addition, on the official dark artwork, the Imo State-bred star artist explicitly thanks his fellow Nigerian artist, recently nominated for a GRAMMY Award, Olamide, for his contribution. We figure as the release nears, we will learn more. Until then, prepare for one of the biggest moments in Afrobeats history. Victony has brought us monster hits like the highly-infectious ‘Soweto’, ‘Anything’, and his title track ‘Stubborn’ wi ..read more
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Hear Abuja’s fast-rising star FirstKlaz and Joeboy on the lively ‘Gen-Z Faaji’ more than once
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by Richardine Bartee
3d ago
Photo: Courtesy of the publicist Drinking champagne until you get a migraine is crazy. Last week, Abuja’s rising star FirstKlaz shared a masterpiece follow-up to his breakout song ‘Gen-Z Fuji’ and its latter version featuring the husky-voiced talent Terry Apala. Approaching 60,000 streams on Spotify, the equally catchy, incredibly made saxophone and trumpet-laden jam is an exciting danceable number, incorporating elements of popular traditional Yoruba music (Fuji) to tell gleeful stories pegged with merrymaking in all aspects (drinking, eating, and sexual advances). As the hypnotic ‘Gen-Z Faaj ..read more
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Joan Torres’s All Is Fused releases dynamic new album ‘Embrace Form’
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by GRUNGECAKE
3d ago
Joan Torres’s All Is Fused has once again pushed the boundaries of modern jazz with their latest album, “Embrace Form.” This album is a vibrant tapestry of intricate compositions, rich improvisations, and a seamless blend of diverse musical influences.   Embrace Form features nine tracks, each showcasing the group’s signature fusion of jazz, rock, and Latin elements. Torres, a Puerto Rican bassist and composer, leads the ensemble with his innovative bass lines and sophisticated compositional style. The album reflects a maturation of the band’s sound, highlighting their cohesiveness and i ..read more
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Ghanaian-Canadian artist Kofi gets real about his failing relationship on ‘We Don’t Make Sense’: Listen
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by Richardine Bartee
3d ago
“I did the math and everything/And baby, we don’t make sense” Photo: Courtesy of the publicist; Dylan Reid Now and then, our relationships fail. It isn’t always what we intend, but sometimes, couples outgrow one another. If not that, one of us crosses the line by being repetitively untruthful and inconsistent, committing irreconcilable infidelity, or simply and surprisingly finding our better match in someone else. In Kofi’s case, the Scarborough-dwelling artist discovered he’s better off alone as he craves peace more. It is out now through Red Bull Records. Check out the OP-produced track bel ..read more
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Hear Jamaica’s legendary singer Barrington Levy’s reissued ‘Praise His Name
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by Richardine Bartee
4d ago
The record was released in 1983 originally. Photo: Courtesy of the label On June 13, GRAMMY-nominated Jamaican music legend Barrington Levy and Sly & Robbie re-released ‘Praise His Name’, produced by George ‘Powerhouse’ Phang. Over the groovy bass line, the ‘Murderer’ singer praises his Lord God, Jah Rastafari, through the lyrics, asking the Children of Zion to be joyful in their king and to step forward in life at all times. The record was released in 1983 originally. It has been twenty-four years since Levy dazzled Americans with his signature, sharp vocals on former Bad Boy ..read more
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