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Mugeez Links With Nicki Minaj, Nas, Chris Brown, Lil Baby, Young Thug And Hitboy On Davido’s ‘Better Time’ Album



Ghana’s internationally known male vocalist and Afrobeat sensation, Mugeez, a member of the music group R2Bees has given Ghana a facelift on the Afrobeats Star Davido’s seventeen tracks album ‘ Better Time’

Mugeez was featured on the song ‘MEBE’ which is the eleventh track after ‘Tanana’ which features Tiwa Savage. The Ghanaian artist known for his prolific music delivery did his best as usual on the song without any drawbacks is on the album with great artistes like Nicki Minaj, Mayorkun, Chris Brown, Yung Thug, Tiwa Savage,CKay,Lil Baby, Nas & Hitboy, Sho Madjorzi, Bella Shmurda, and Sauti Sol.

‘MEBE’ lyrics mixing English, pidgin, Yuroba, and Twi with an open verse in TWI from Davido, that says, “Okukuseku, Onipa hu y3 hu” which means “Trust no man or human beings can’t be trusted”.

Mugeez’s group R2Bees recently dropped a banger ‘YAWA’ which features Sarkodie which has to gain lots of airwaves with a huge number on streaming sites.

Davido described as an ‘Upbeat Voice in a Turbulent Time’ by the New York Times on his new album focuses on lighthearted topics. But one of his latest songs ‘FEM’ off the album becomes an anthem of resistance. “Fem,” the song that opens Davido’s new album, “A Better Time,” has become a protest song for Nigerians demonstrating against police brutality.

Davido — the American-born Nigerian Afrobeats artist David Adedeji Adeleke — has built an international career on songs about love and lust that have collectively amassed more than a billion streams. The album released on Friday, “A Better Time,” is filled with them.

But the perky song that opens the LP, “Fem” (“Shut Up”), has taken on an unexpected role since it appeared in September: as a protest song for Nigerians demonstrating to \end police brutality and corruption.

“It was on an entirely different subject,” Davido, 27, said via a shaky video connection from his home in Lagos, with his fiancée, Chioma Rowland, and their 1-year-old son, Ifeanyi, nearby. “What the song is literally saying is to tell somebody that talks too much to shut up.”

The lyrics, mixing English and Yoruba, boast about Davido’s success and taunt those who envy him: “Before the whole, the matter gets dangerous/You need to make sure you don’t say too much.” Protesters have sung “Fem” in the faces of police and government officials.

The new album includes a twinkling affirmation of deep affection, “Very Special”; the breezily suspicious “Something Fishy”; a touch of 1990s hip-hop with appearances from Nas and Hit-Boy on “Birthday Cake”; and “So Crazy,” a midtempo duet with the Atlanta rapper Lil Baby that seesaws between heartbreak and come-on. Davido also has African collaborators, including Ghanaian Afrobeat superstar Mugeez, the Kenyan band Sauti Sol, the South African rapper and singer Sho Madjozi and the Nigerian singer and producer CKay.

Davido secured a collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “Holy Ground,” when, drunk after a night at a club, he sent her a direct message on Instagram, where she follows him. “I’m like, ‘Hello, Nicki, I’m a big fan. I got a hit for us.’ She says, ‘Send it.’ I’m like, what? And then I send it. And two days later she sent it back. That’s exactly what happened: no label in between, no mutual friend, nothing like that. It was just plain magic.”

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Family Of Moesha Buduong Releases Statement



The family of Moesha Buduong have issued a statement in relation to the ongoing issues on social media concerning their daughter.

In the statement to the media and netizens, they asked that people give Moesha a break because everyone has a past, present and future same applies to their daughter.

According to them, no matter what their daughter has done or where she has been to, there is always a time where one can get a change of mind or come to a realization that they have done bad and want to change.

It continued that their daughter has gotten to that stage and they believe it’s time people stop spreading rumours and sharing audios on social media and allow their daughter to heal.

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Olamide Reveals The Reason He Signed Fireboy DML



Nigerian singer and YBNL boss, Olamide has disclosed why he decided to sign his music act, Fireboy DML.

Olamide was quizzed about the reason he took Fireboy DML in to mentor him aside from signing him. He intimated that he could see that Fireboy was different with his style of music and deep appreciation for his songwriting ability.

Omamide said: It’s the sound. Still today, for me, it’s still the same. There are so many young artists out there but they’re nothing compared to the kind of music Fireboy makes. It’s just way beyond his age. I think Fireboy is 57 years old [Fireboy laughs out loud]. He writes like an old man. He’s one of those few people that I learn from sometimes. Like, ‘what does this dude think about when he’s writing?’

In a chat with Speaking to OkayAfrica, Fireboy DML recounted his first encounter with Olamide. He explained that their first meeting was at a hotel and they built their relationship from there.

He said: “I remember. Because that was a big moment for me. I met him for the first time in person at a hotel in Lekki. We exchanged a few words — he’s a man of few words. But I think we started recording that same day, working on the album.

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Justin Bieber Reaches Out To Simone Biles



Justin Bieber is the latest star to reach out to US Olympian gymnast Simone Biles after she pulled out of both the team and the all-around gymnastics finals at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to focus on her mental health.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, the Canadian pop star wrote that “nobody will ever understand the pressures” facing Biles as she pulled out of both the team and the all-around gymnastics finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games this week.

Bieber also went on to compare Biles’ withdrawals to his own decision to cancel the last leg of a tour for his fourth studio album, ‘Purpose,’ in 2017.

Posting a picture of Biles, the ‘Baby’ singer wrote: “Nobody will ever understand the pressures you face! I know we don’t know each other but I’m so proud of the decision to withdraw. It’s as simple as what does it mean to gain the whole world but forfeit your soul.

Sometimes our no’s are more powerful than our yes’s. When what you normally love starts to steal your joy it’s important we take a step back to evaluate why.

People thought I was crazy for not finishing the purpose tour but it was the best thing I could have done for my mental health!! So proud of you @simonebiles.

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