With the release of the audio hours ago and also a new video to the single I Miss You, Tanzanian sensational singer, Diamond Platnumz enlists Mavin Records first lady, Tiwa Savage to share a thrilling record and visuals titled “FIRE”.
The almost irresistible tune sees both acts do what they know how to do best.
Peep the visuals below and pick up the audio right after if you haven’t
I Ain’t Gat No Time crooner Ecleftic Entertainment honcho, Pepenazi finally releases the much anticipated video to his latest hit single, Ase featuring Tiwa Savage and Masterkraft.
The news of the release of the video comes with the official unveiling of his website, http://www.pepenazi.com, as he premiers the beautiful video shot by ace director, Frizzle N Bizzle, on the website.
Peep the visuals below and cop the audio right after.
Mavin/Roc Nation artiste, Tiwa Savage, opened up on several issues concerning music, her sound, record labels and more in an all new interview with Akua Ofei of Nation Of Billions.
Read excerpts from her interview below:
On her foray into the music industry:
“Oh my goodness X Factor was bittersweet,” she says with a small laugh when I ask about her time on the show. “It was a heartbreaking experience at that time. Obviously, because I didn’t get through – I think I got eliminated just before the final 10, and I was heartbroken. But then, I say sweet because I feel like if I’d gotten through I probably wouldn’t be doing the type of music I’m doing now. I probably would be doing strictly Pop music or R’n’B music. So I think God knew what He was doing.”
“It was a situation where I got a glimpse of what was to come and I was able to go back and really prepare myself. I always say this: ‘Opportunity favours the prepared’ – I don’t know if I was prepared mentally then. And also, I had to really go back. Go to Berklee College of Music, learn music. Moved to America, learned how to write songs. Worked with a lot of amazing artists that I’ve always looked up to – all my life. And that’s where I discovered the buzz that was happening in Africa because when I was in America, everyone would say ‘Tiwa, where are you from?’ and I’d tell them oh, I’m from Nigeria and they’d say ‘wow!’ They were so fascinated by the music, the culture and I was like why am I trying to do something else when these people are interested in what’s going on in Africa? And that’s when I moved back [to Nigeria from America] so it all adds up. I’m glad I actually didn’t get through on X Factor but at the same time, if you’d asked me I probably would have ripped your head off at the time. You know, sometimes when you go into situations and this door is shutting, and this door is shutting and that door – it forces you to look inward. Because you can’t get what you thought you needed at that time, it forces you to reevaluate yourself.”
On her relationship with Wizkid:
“I’ve known Wizkid for many years, as soon as I moved to Nigeria. I would like to say we kind of started around the same time really – when he was signed to EME, and came out with ‘Holla At Your Boy’ – so we have a really really good relationship. And when I had the song [Bad] for the album ‘Red’, it was actually the producer’s idea to reach out to Wizkid because [Wizkid] was the only person [the producer] could hear on the song as a feature. And I sent the record to him, and when he laid the vocals down it was just one of those really perfect synergies – we did the video, and the song really, really, got a lot of buzz so I’m grateful to Wiz for jumping on that record.”
On adhering to afrobeats foundation:
“With anything, there’s always an evolution. With sound, with fashion – anything. I’m just really happy that elements of the traditional Afrobeat is still there – who I attribute to Fela Kuti, who I think is the king, the godfather of that sound, that movement. But like I said, it’s an evolution and it also stems from influences. A lot of us grew up outside Nigeria – in the UK, the US, Europe wherever. Even outside Nigeria but within Africa – so there’s a lot of influences of Reggae, Soul, R’n’B, Pop – even the sounds from here in the UK. But in everything, I’m still very very happy that elements of it are there whether it’s pidgin or whether it’s Yoruba or Nigerian language – elements of the beat is still there. And I’d like – I hope – it still remains in there as the evolution goes on.”
On international labels building their market in Africa, the ALL OVER crooner said:
From my personal experience, especially signing with Roc Nation – they are more interested in maintaining what it is that’s gotten me this far and what has gotten us this far. So, they’re not really trying to change the sound. I would say maybe branding and artist development – in terms of, our music industry is completely different in Africa than it is in the US or UK – so it’s just learning a different infrastructure – the product is still the same. It’s just working on the branding or packaging a little bit. I have to maintain that otherwise, what’s the point really? You’ll lose the essence of the movement and this movement is bigger than one artist. It’s a revolution. So we have to be mindful that we’re representing a continent and we’re representing new artists that will come up after us and they have to maintain that sound as well.”
Tiwa Savage, have been slammed by Ghanaians after a video showing her dropping the Ghanaian flag on the floor at a concert in Ghana emerged.
According to those who reacted to her Saturday night performance, the way she treated the flag shows she has no respect for her fans and the country.
The music star and her dance troupe arrived the stage with the singer wearing the flag like a cape. However, when her performance kicked off, she is seen tossing the flag to the floor, and many people think this is an insult to the country.
Reacting to her performance, Ghanaian OAP and actress, Afia Schwarzenegger wrote on Instagram;
“She disrespected every Ghanaian sitting there by dropping our flag”.
Her IG post ignited the anger of Ghanaians who have now taken to their social media to call out the Nigerian singer.
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“Nice performance but was disappointed in her throwing the flag on the floor. It is disrespectful,” said Instagram user@samernestina
@nanyportia added, “You watched her throw the National Flag on the ground? It’s a shame.”
Watch the clip that is causing all the outrage:
First Lady to the Mavin Dynasty and sensational singer Tiwa Savage, took a trip to Miami, Florida and shared the official video to one of the biggest hits across the continent as it stands.
The Patrick Elis directed flick was produced by Mavin in-house producer, Baby Fresh.
The love themed banger sees Tiwa in very colourful costumes with an energetic performance you can hardly resist.
American hip-hop superstar and mogul Jay-Z will be embarking on a music tour tagged “Made In America”.
The “Made In America” music tour will feature some of Africa’s brightest music acts. On the list of participating acts will be Mavin records Tiwa Savage who is also managed by Roc Nation.
Also on the line up of artistes are Wizkid, fellow starboy music act Maleek Berry and British Grime star Stormzy.
The music event will happen on the 2 – 3 September 2017 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.
American A-list artistes like J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, Migos, Solange, 21 Savage etc.
Award winning Kenyan AfroPop band Sauti Sol are currently on a media tour in Nigeria, where they get talking about collaborating with Nigerian acts.
Nairobi, Kenya based Afro-pop band Sauti Sol tell Pulse about current plans working with Nigerian artists Davido, Adekunle Gold, Simi among others.
“We have been working on a lot of collaborations. Davido, Phyno, Adekunle Gold, Simi and others. We are not spreading ourselves too thin, we are fans of these people and we are happy to work with them.
“We created something soulful with Adekunle Gold, and he doesn’t know, but he has a fan base in Kenya,” they tell Pulse
Sauti Sol has already teamed up with Nigerian acts Yemi Alade and 2Baba, so Nigerian collaborations doesn’t come new to them.
With one extended play and three albums in the kitty already, Sauti Sol look geared up for work on their fourth album.
Big Brother Naija has ended. Channel 198 on Dstv deactivated but the celebrations will go into the night for the fans and well wishers of Efe, the winner of Bbnaija 2017: See Gobbe.
The live eviction show started with Ebuka as usual taking us through the eviction process but since this was the last eviction show/crowning the winner, there were no nominations.
The housemates went through the wrk performing various tasks to win the coveted Head Of House which lasted just a day. While this was going on, the fans of the last five housemates: Efe, Bisola, Tboss, Debbierise and Marvis campaigned hard and long to get their favorites winning the ultimate prize of 25 million naira and an SUV.
The proceedings for the night began with performances from 2Baba, performing his new single Holy Holy.
Tiwa Savage performed her new single All Over while EmmyGee, Ab Crazy, DJ Dimplez took to the stage to perform his hit single Rands and Naira.
See clips from their performances below
Now for the business of the day. The first evicted housemate from the last five was Marvis. She was pulled out of the race leaving four housemates. Debbierise followed and then Tboss evicted leaving Efe and Bisola as the last two housemates standing.
Ebuka called both housemates to the live eviction show arena and presented them to the audience waiting to see them.
With the tension high, Ebuka pronounced Efe as the winner for the 2017 edition of Big Brother Naija reality show (See Gobbe). The audience at the live show went crazy.