Music | Weekly Essential Downloads – Chykay + Michael Word + Beazy + Teni

 

You all know the drill… Another week and another episode of fresh new music you should be listening to. This week we have a mesh of genres from Afro-dance to R&B and to Afrobeat. Get to listening and downloading.

Lion Heart – Teni

Jazz singer/composer Teni makes our list this week. This is the first I’m hearing from the afro-soul artist and her music is pretty impressive. From performing with her band The Afro-Renaissance or on occassion Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80 her song Lion Heart boasts a track rich in African culture.

Download: Lion Heart

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Pictures from Funke Akindele & Kehinde Almaroof’s Lagos Wedding

Popular actress Funke Akindele yesterday walked down the aisle with her boo Kenny Almaroof in Lagos, Nigeria. The church wedding and reception rounded up a week of wedding events for the couple, with their trditional engagement and Nikkai taking place early in the week.

When rumours of Funke Akindele’s upcoming nuptials began circulating the blogs a few weeks ago her PR denied it saying she was having an engagement and the wedding proper was set to take place in December. Well we now know that story was only sent out to throw people off her real wedding date.

Funke made an absolutely stunning bride in a strapless gown with crystal detailing, which she rocked with an up do. She topped off the entire look with chandelier diamond earings and bracelet. Nicely done Funke…Jenifa will be so proud of you :)

Also at the wedding were Genevieve Nnaji, Tiwa Savage, Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot, Sikirat Sindodo and many more Nollywooders

See more photos after the jump

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Genevieve Nnaji & Tiwa Savage at Funke Akindele’s Wedding in Lagos…Are You Feeling Their Look?

Superstar babes Genevieve Nnaji & Tiwa Savage both debuted new looks at the wedding of Funke Akindele aka Jenifa which took place today in Lagos [Wedding Photos coming soon]

Genevieve rocked a short pixie cut while Tiwa went for a curly do. Complete change from their usual looks…I’m not really liking the short hair on Genny though.

What are your thoughts?

ARE YOU FEELING THEIR NEW LOOK?

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New Video | Ekuro – Davido

Davido is back with a new video to his third single Ekuro. A version of the track leaked earlier in the year and you can hear the instrumental to this final version is slightly different. Peep the video shot on location in Miami after the jump and don’t forget to drop a comment.

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D’Banj @ The Premiere of Kanye West’s Cruel Summer at the Cannes Film Festival

Earlier today I told you D’Banj was one the stars of Kanye West‘s movie Cruel Summer

[READ MORE D'BANJ STARS IN KANYE WEST'S DIRCETORIAL DEBUT CRUEL SUMMER HERE]

It looks like the KokoMaster and his label mates Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, Pusha T & Mike Dean (who also feature in the movie) all appeared on the Red Carpet for the movie at the 65th Annual CAnnes Film Festival, in Cannes, France.

Also on the red carpet was Kanye’s girlfriend Kim Kardashian.

I’m so feeling D’Banjs look…%100 swagged out!

See more pictures after the jump

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New Video | High – Eva

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Eva drops the first video to a track off her GIGO EP which dropped late last year. The track High is a mellow chilled song and the visuals are directed by Mex. The beautifully shot video aptly meshes with the song. Peep the video after the jump.

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D’Banj stars in Kanye West’s directorial debut “Cruel Summer”

D’Banj isn’t letting the Mo’ Hits split affect his stride one bit! He stars in Kanye West‘s directorial debut Cruel Summer with the rest of the G.O.O.D Music artistes Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Pusha T & Teyana Taylor

The movie premiered last night 24th May in Cannes, across 7 screens and D’Banj was there with the GOOD Music crew ( no photograph yet of him), also present at the premiere were Jay Z and Kanye’s new girlfriend (?) Kim Kardashian.

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Rihanna parties with Didier Drogba to celebrate Chelsea FC Champion’s League Win

Mrs. Drogba where are you cos Princess Riri is coming for your man and you better be afraid…cos she’s the black Angelina Jolie!

According to MTV UK:

The pair apparently ‘danced the night away’ at a London club. Rihanna joined in with Chelsea FC‘s celebrations after they won the Champions League on Saturday (19th May), by partying with striker Didier Drogba, who has now announced he is leaving the club after eight years.

The star tweeted a series of snaps of her posing with the Ivory Coast international, with The Sun reporting RiRi ‘hunted down’ the West London team at London club Boujis after watching Jay-Z and Kanye Wests Watch The Throne show at the O2. A source told the tabloid: “Rihanna joined Didier, Jose Bosingwa, Salomon Kalou, Michael Essien and Raul Meireles and held court on their table.

“The players were chuffed to meet her but she bonded most with Didier and was dancing away with him.”

The 24-year old Bajan accompanied a picture of herself and Drogba with the message:  “THEE DIDIER DROGBA #thereisaGod.”

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President Goodluck Jonathan gets his model on for Italian Vogue

Check out Presido Goodluck Jonathan channeling his inner model in the latest edition of Italian Vogue. Presido  is rocking his trademark look and looking very chic…I must say.

In the midst of everything going on in Nigeria, I’m so pleased to see GEJ focusing on the really important things. I guess fashion magazine shoots is what the country really needs right now…don’t you think? Maybe the publicity generated from this will eliminate the Boko Haram problem, or perhaps give us constant power supply and maybe even hold the answer to eradicating corruption in public office. AMEN!

The photo was taken in Abuja when photographer Francesco Carrozzini visited the country. Here’s what he had to say about meeting the president (Note it was originally written in Italian I have used Google translate to translate to English…so some of it may be off)

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Wizkid & Ice-Prince nominated for BET Awards 2012

The nominations are in for the 2012 BET Awards and Naija’s Wizkid & Iceprince both bag a nomination each in the BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT (AFRICA) category. Other nominated acts in this category are Sarkodie (Ghana), Lira (South Africa), Camp Mulla (Kenya) and Mokobe (Mali). Tuface & D’Banj took home the award last year.

Kanye West leads the pack with seven nominations, Beyoncé follows with six and Jay-Z with five.

Congrats to our boys Wizzy & Ice…here’s hoping that (a) an African act performs at this year’s event and (b) BET airs the winner of the BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT (AFRICA)’s award speech (they haven’t in the past) and that is just crap! Why give an award if you aren’t going to air it?!?

The ceremony will be going down on July 1st 2012 in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium on July 1st 2012, and will be hosted by Samuel L Jackson.

 

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