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Better Days As We Are Close To Omah Lay’s Release For New Project “What Have We Done”

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Rising Nigerian star Omah Lay will on the 20th of November, 2020 be releasing his second body of work this year titled”What Have We Done”. This project will be a follow-up to his five-track EP, ‘Get Layd.’ My Bebe, Can’t Relate, Godly, Confession are tracks on Omar Lays project. On production of the project, one of the producers said to have contributed to it is Tempoe.

Days ago Omah Lay released ‘Damn(remix)’ with Grammy-nominated American singer and Spillage Village member, 6lack. The track is also a bonus track on the project to be released on the 20th.

Omah Lay is now a favourite for the Next Rated award at the 2020 Headies, Nigeria which is set to be held in December 2020. The project will also be his first on the Warner Music Group.

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Flavour Announces Upcoming Album, ‘FLAVOUR OF AFRICA’

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Nigerian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Flavour N’abania on December 4, 2020, will release his seventh studio album, ‘Flavour of Africa.’ The album will be a follow-up to his last album, ‘Awele’ as well as his belated 2019 EP with Chidinma.

The album will be released by OneRPM and Flavour‘s 2Nite Entertainment and is also currently available for pre-order.

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Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy Represent Ghana At MOBO Awards; See Full Nomination List

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The Mobo awards, which celebrate music of Black origin, have announced the nominees for their first ceremony since 2017. Two of Ghana’s biggest music export who croons the reggae & dancehall genre, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, have been nominated for the “Best African act” category. Alongside the aforementioned Ghanaian musicians the best African act category features other illustrious African talents, including Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Rema, Fireboy etc.

In 2006 Samini became the first Ghanaian to be awarded a MOBO when received “Best African Act” award for his exploits in the year under review which also included his self-titled album Samini.

After been under heavy criticisms in some previous years for giving major awards to white creatives, 2020 edition of the awards schemed have overwhelmingly nominated Black performers this year.

Founder Kanya King said she wanted the awards to “continue to uplift creative voices here in the UK and around the world … Recognising the unique role the Mobo awards plays for so many, and the challenging year we find ourselves in, it is now more important than ever to be there and to continue the rich history of showcasing the very best of Black music and culture.”

The virtual ceremony will be hosted by DJ and TV presenter Maya Jama alongside vocalist and online entertainer Chunkz, and feature performances from Headie One (with guest M Huncho), Ms Banks, Tiwa Savage and Kojey Radical, with more to be announced. It will be livestreamed on YouTube before a late-evening broadcast on BBC One.

The awards show, inaugurated in 1996, announced a one-year hiatus in 2018, with King saying the organisation needed time to “bring the platform to brand new heights”, and would return in 2019. That year’s event never took place; in November 2019, King instead announced the 2020 event – originally earmarked for Wembley Arena before the Covid-19 pandemic – saying she was “returning with even more determination and energy to support and boost our culture wherever we can”.

Mobo award nominations 2020

Album of the year
J Hus – Big Conspiracy
Stormzy – Heavy Is the Head
Mahalia – Love and Compromise
Nines – Crabs in a Bucket
Lianne La Havas – Lianne La Havas

Best male act
Headie One
J Hus
Stormzy
Nines
AJ Tracey
Young T & Bugsey
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Best female act
Lianne La Havas
Ms Banks
Tiana Major9
Mahalia
Darkoo
FKA twigs

Song of the year
Young T & Bugsey – Don’t Rush (feat Headie One)
Digga D – Woi
Darkoo – Gangsta (feat One Acen)
Tion Wayne – I Dunno (feat Stormzy & Dutchavelli)
Abra Cadabra – On Deck

Best newcomer
Aitch
Alicai Harley
Darkoo
Dutchavelli
Ivorian Doll
M1llionz
Miraa May
Pa Salieu
Shaybo
Tiana Major9
M Huncho
Loski

Video of the year
Bree Runway – Apeshit (directed by Will Hooper)
Nines – Clout (directed by Charlie Di Placido)
NSG – Lupita (directed by Kevin Hudson)
Jorja Smith – By Any Means (directed by Otis Dominique)
Knucks – Home (directed by Ray Fiasco)
Kojey Radical – 20/20 (directed by Charlie Di Placido)

Best R&B/soul act
Wstrn
Tiana Major9
Michael Kiwanuka
Mahalia
Lianne La Havas

Best hip-hop act
J Hus
Nines
Ms Banks
D-Block Europe
Krept & Konan
Potter Payper

Best grime act
Ghetts
P Money
Manga Saint Hilare
Capo Lee
JME

Best international act
Burna Boy
Drake
Koffee
Megan Thee Stallion
Pop Smoke
Popcaan
Roddy Ricch
Rema
Shenseaa
Summer Walker
HER
Lil Baby

Best album (1 September 2017 – 31 August 2019)
Dave – Psychodrama
Kano – Hoodies All Summer
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
Skepta – Ignorance Is Bliss
Nines – Crop Circle
Little Simz – Grey Area

Best African act
Burna Boy
Tiwa Savage
Davido
Fireboy DML
Rema
Master KG
Adekunle Gold
NSG
Afro B
Wizkid
Stonebwoy
Shatta Wale

Best reggae act
Popcaan
Koffee
Lila Iké
Buju Banton
Protoje
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Best gospel act
Calledout Music
Noel Robinson
Guvna B
The Kingdom Choir
Shekinah

Best jazz act
Moses Boyd
Joe Armon-Jones
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes
Yazmin Lacey
Ego Ella May

Best producer
Jae5
808 Melo
Sir Spyro
TSB
Steel Banglez
M1 On The Beat

Best performance in a TV show/film
Kane Robinson as Scully – Top Boy
Michaela Coel as Arabella – I May Destroy You
Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong – Sex Education
Jessica Plummer as Chantelle – Eastenders
Michael Ward as Marco – Blue Story
Damson Idris as Franklin Saint – Snowfall

Best media personality
Munya Chawawa
Chunkz
Yung Filly
Mo Gilligan
Clara Amfo
Maya Jama
Henrie Kwushue
KSI
Harry Pinero
Zeze Millz

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Randy N Recruits Mr Drew For New Single – ‘Never Humble’

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Ghanaian Afrobeat act, Randy N comes through with with yet another audio vibe, ‘Never Humble’ for fans and music lovers alike who have been craving for a new weekend anthem lately. Listen here: https://mipromo.ffm.to/randyn-neverhumble

Produced by J-row, the ‘Onye Gelemi’ and ‘iPod’ crooner recruits Highly Spiritual Music’s Mr Drew to bring his latest single to life. ‘Never Humble’ comes off as a very versatile tune, with Randy N and Mr Drew coming clean per delivery and lyrics, staying true to their respective styles. The duo has seen it all (money) and are moving accordingly, this ‘Never Humble’ is the motto.

Tune in and get familiar with Randy N’s new sound, ‘Never Humble’ in time for your weekend.

Instagram: randy_n_gh Twitter: @Randy_N_GH Facebook: Randy_N_GH Music

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Slow Wine To Tripcy And Mega EJ’s New Afro-soul Classic – ‘Your Place’

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Feel good music doesn’t get better than this new record from Tripcy and Mega EJ titled ‘Your Place’. The calm sensual progression of the song will have you needing to slow wine with your lover from the very first kick. ‘Your Place’ is available on all digital streaming platforms globally here: https://lnk.to/CruxTripcyMegaEJ-YourPlace

A vibe for Afro-Pop and Afrobeat fans, ‘Your Place’ is guaranteed to start a party. The mutual love of the collaborating artists for a diverse range of sounds adds a great spice to the record. You will hear influences of RnB, Pop and African rhythms fusing perfectly to create a brilliant classic.

With a record as good as this, Tripcy and Mega EJ are certainly going to stay on the minds of Ghanaians for sometime to come. The songwriting, lyricism and production serves a ménage a trio that will leave listeners gasping for breath on the dance floor.

The music is perfection. We are rooting heavily for these two acts and ‘Your Place’ is just the right vibe to start off every party.

TRIPCY

Instagram: iamtripcy

Twitter: @iamTripcy Facebook: Tripcy

MEGA EJ

Instagram: megaej Twitter: @megaejofficial Facebook: Mega EJ

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