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Lagos Travel Guide: A Music Lover’s Map To Entertainment

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Everything about the Lagos revolves around arts, culture and beautiful rhythm; making it one of the best places for music lovers to visit.

If you are a fan of good music, then Lagos could be just the city for you.  The city caters for every musical genre: jazz, afrobeat, dancehall and hip-hop, and gives you countless opportunities to enjoy a wide range of music at concerts, festivals, and venues of all sizes. You do not really have to go far to hear live music in Lagos, ask the locals for a spot around your location. But, in case you need a few more options, Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking portal offers some other live music spots to hit.

A diverse venue that attracts both local and international artists, the Jazz Hole is a small cafe in the Ikoyi suburb of Lagos that features a collection of vintage books, music record, art and jazz music, giving it an air of art meets intellectualism. During the day, the venue is essentially a meeting place for a more varied artistic scene including musicians, poets, writers and artists. Perfectly positioned in the historic center of Lagos Island’s nightlife, it becomes more of a live music venue in the evenings, with the emphasis being on the soul and Jazz.

The Afrika Shrine

The African Shrine has been a Lagos favourite for many years and many expected it to fade away after it got burnt down, however the new replacement, run by Femi and Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti,  remains a cool spot for groups and friends to hang, and is still going from strength to strength. The venue hosts live music and also provides culinary services as well as a serving of knowledge in African politics. There are free shows on Thursday, or on the last Saturdays of the month – Afrobeats Sessions with Seun Kuti, and you are certain to have a good time listening to good music and mingling.

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Freedom Park

For the ‘free spirit’ within you, why not pop along to Freedom Park? If you fancy partying with the locals, then this venue could be the perfect place for you to let your hair down and dance the night away. It is one of the hottest nightspots in Lagos for people who love the unconventional, artsy scene. Open mic night sessions and live music are hosted on the regular – everything from local bands to international music, and throughout the year, the venue hosts a variety of big-name acts who come through town to play for music fans from around the world.

Muson Center

A prestigious performance hall in Lagos, MUSON Centre, is a fountain of music, arts and culture. Aside from housing a music school, the venue also host special music events and concerts all through the year. On occasion, studios even use it for movie premiers and theatre performance. The venue is frequently praised for its superior acoustics and the orchestra’s ability. The concert season usually starts in June and ends in December.

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY KARIM LEBHOUR Girum Mezmur, Ethiopian guitarist, and part owner of Jazzamba Club, performs during a Jam session at Mama’s Kitchen in Addis Ababa on February 16, 2015. Ethiopian musicians were spreading out to clubs and bars around town to play live music after a fire destroyed last January Jazzamba jazz club, a reference for Ethio-jazz in Addis Ababa. The club was inside the oldest hotel in the country, Taitu, which was established in the early 20th century by Empress Taitu of Ethiopia. AFP PHOTO / Zacharias Abubeker

The Eko Convention centre

An architectural beauty, the Eko Convention centre is one of the most enduring centers for music events in Lagos. Throughout the year, internationally famous acts, like Chris brown and Trey Songz, as well as popular local acts take to the stage in various concerts and shows. People searching for a bit of fun should look forward to attending events at this venue.

Terra Kulture

One of the hottest spots for arty people in Lagos, Terra Kulture has an excellent reputation for being a friendly and welcoming venue. As it only features live music on Fridays to mark #TGIF, it’s a self-effacing and rich cultural space, where you can chat, relax, read and enjoy good music. Essentially, it is a meeting place for a more varied creative scene including musicians, poets, writers and artists

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Lobby Bar, Lagos Sheraton Hotel

Jazz Unplugged at Sheraton Social Hour at the Lobby Bar, stages an eclectic mix of classical music and jazz, and is perfect for guests who prefer upscale environs. With the soothing rhythm jazz music offers, visitors enjoy at least two good hours of blues every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. An evening here offers excellent classics and mesmerizing glamour.

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2022 BET Awards: Full List Of Winners

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The BET Awards were back and bigger than ever.

Taraji P. Henson returned as host, reprising her gig from last year, to lead the celebration of talent across music, television, film, and sports at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Doja Cat led the pack with six nominations including album of the year, video of the year, and both Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Best Female Hip Hop artist.

The human turned living frequency formerly/currently/potentially known as Sean “Diddy” Combs was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award with a starry lineup of friends paying tribute to the producer/artist, including Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Nas, Lil’ Kim, Busta Rhymes, the Lox, Bryson Tiller, and Faith Evans.

Lizzo opened the show, flute in hand, dressed as a glamorous disco ball to perform her single “About Damn Time.” Janelle Monáe then graced the stage, giving a special shout-out to “all the gays in the house” and giving a “f— you” to the Supreme Court, before presenting the first award for the night, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist to Jazmine Sullivan.

R&B queen Brandy made a surprise appearance, lending Jack Harlow a hand and — channeling her Queens emcee character — a few bars for his performance of “First Class.” Lil Wayne had previously snuck out to duet with Harlow. Speaking of surprises, Ye (né Kanye West) came out covered from head to toe, breathing heavily through a mask as he helped Babyface present Diddy the Lifetime Achievement Award.

“I was signed to Puff without him even knowing,” Ye said of his formative years, joking, “that statement is not legally binding.” Ye, feeling schticky, also joked that Diddy has inspired both his “life” and his “wife” choices.

“And here we are,” he said. “Thanks for that Puff.”

See the list of winners for the 2022 BET Awards below:

Album of the Year

WINNER: An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic
Back of My Mind, H.E.R.
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Certified Lover Boy, Drake
Donda, Kanye West
Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
Planet Her, Doja Cat

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Ari Lennox
Chlöe
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Blxst
Chris Brown
Givēon
Lucky Daye
WINNER: The Weeknd
Wizkid
Yung Bleu

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Latto
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake
Future
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby

Best Group

Silk Sonic
Chlöe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Migos
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best Collaboration

WINNER: “Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems
“Every Chance I Get,” DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug
“Whole Lotta Money” (Remix), Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj

Best New Artist

Baby Keem
Benny the Butcher
WINNER: Latto
Muni Long
Tems
Yung Bleu

Video of the Year

“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video Director of the Year

Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak
Benny Boom
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

“All in Your Hands,” Marvin Sapp
“Come to Life,” Kanye West
“Grace,” Kelly Price
“Hallelujah,” Fred Hammond
“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” H.E.R. & Tauren Wells
Jireh, Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
WINNER: “We Win,” Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

BET Her

“Best of Me (Originals),” Alicia Keys
WINNER: “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Roster,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Unloyal,” Summer Walker & Ari Lennox
“Woman,” Doja Cat

Best International Act

Dave (U.K.)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Fireboy Dml (Nigeria)
Little Simz (U.K.)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Major League Djz (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
WINNER: Tems (Nigeria)

Best Movie

Candyman
King Richard
Respect
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Summer of Soul
The Harder They Fall

Best Actor

Adrian Holmes, Bel Air
Anthony Anderson, Black-Ish
Damson Idris, Snowfall
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Forest Whitaker, Respect | Godfather of Harlem
Jabari Banks, Bel Air
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Will Smith, King Richard

Best Actress

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Coco Jones, Bel Air
Issa Rae, Insecure
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost
Queen Latifah, The Equalizer
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Regina King, The Harder They Fall
WINNER: Zendaya, Euphoria Spider-Man: No Way Home

YoungStars Award

Akira Akbar
Demi Singleton
WINNER: Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Saniyya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Sha’carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year Award

Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James
Stephen Curry

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sean “Diddy” Combs

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Tems Wins Best International Act At BET Awards 2022

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Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi popularly known as , Tems, won the Best International Act at the BET Awards 2022 last night.

The singer and songwriter beat Fireboy, Dave from the UK, Dinos from France, Fally Ipupa from Congo, Little Simz from the UK, Ludmilla from Brazil, Major League Djz from South Africa, and Tayc from France to win the award.

Receiving the award, Tems dedicated the award to every single woman who may not believe they could chase their dreams.

She said: “Thank you so much for this, thank you so much. It’s an honour… I mean, this is my first award show that I’m winning something and I just want to use this as an opportunity to speak to every single young, old, whatever, every single woman watching this, every single girl watching this at home. Where I’m from, things like this don’t happen.”

The annual award ceremony honoring Black excellence in music, entertainment, and sports took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, on Sunday night, June 26.

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Full Look Inside Jackie Appiah’s Luxurious Mansion

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Although fans were given just snippets of the home from Luchy’s videos, Jackie Appiah has released a full video giving fans a thorough look at her mansion.

The house features a VIP area, a state of the art swimming pool, a walk-in closet, modern kitchen, an office space, a smart toilet, and many other smart devices.

Jackie dines in an area fit for kings and her staircase leads to a mini sitting room with cushions, chandeliers and a thin glass barrier separating it from the rest of the house.

Jackie also has a small well-decorated home office, and her large bedroom boasts of a beautiful huge bed, dazzling lights, and paintings fit for a queen.

The actress’ several bags, shoes and perfumes were displayed on different shelves as Luchy continued to exclaim in amazement.

Jackie Appiah also does not do regular ‘toileting’, she decided to go for a smart one that opens on sensing motion.

Check out Jackie Appiah mansion video below:

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