Nothing interests me more than good news, and lucky me, this new week is a box filled with all shades of goodness from the music industry to the movie industry then down to the art industry. I am more than honoured to be a bearer of this news on yet again another weekend. Take a minute to sit back and relax cus we are about to take your weekend to a whole new level. Leggo!
1. Tems co-writes ‘Lift Me Up’, the new Rihanna soundtrack for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’
Rihanna the world-famous music star turned billionaire fashion entrepreneur is making her highly-anticipated return to the airwaves this Friday with ‘Lift Me Up,’ a lead single from the upcoming ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ original soundtrack.
‘Lift Me Up’ was written as a tribute to the extraordinary life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman by Tems, Oscar winner Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, and Ryan Coogler. The song was recorded in five countries and was produced by Göransson.
2. Rema Releases Visuals For His Single ‘Dirty’
Afrobeats superstar Rema has released the music video for his single ‘Dirty’ off his debut album ‘Raves & Roses’.
The video shows the easy love of young lovers who find delights in nature and cheap thrills while not caring about society’s moral police.
The video is shot on a beach house and it features the exotic surroundings of the beach. A damsel is cast next to Rema, and together they bring to life the contents of the song.
3. Access ART X Prize Calls For Application From African Artists
The annual Access Art X Prize, set up to provide emerging artists with the opportunity to showcase their art and attract global success, is back and bigger. The Prize now includes an additional award for emerging artists from all over Africa and its diaspora as against the previously strictly Nigerian policy.
The African/Diaspora winner will receive a residency at Yinka Shonibare’s GAS Foundation in Lagos, while the Nigerian winner will undergo a residency at Gasworks in London, United Kingdom. Both winners will also receive a $10,000 grant each, opportunities for cultural exchange, and the means to develop their practice on the global stage. Apply now! Entries close on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
4. Talku Talku Hosts October’s How-To Webinar on Instagram Live
Talku Talku hosts October’s Edition of the How To Webinar on Thursday, 27th of October, 2022 at 5 pm WAT on Instagram Live. Gracing the webinar was Mr. Olukayode Olayemi who is an expert in finance and investment. He talked about the lucrative ways of investing, types of investments, where to invest, and investments to avoid. He also shared his journey in investing.
The Webinar takes place every last Thursday of every month, and it features great professional experts in various fields that relate to the month’s topic.
5. MO Abudu Appointed Executive Fellow At Harvard Business School
CEO of the EbonyLife Group Mo Abudu, has been appointed an executive fellow in the Harvard Business School (HBS) cohort of Executive Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year, which seeks to leverage the expertise of outstanding practitioners to enhance teaching and learning at the School.
Abudu is working with Professor Henry McGee and Professor Andy Wu on projects related to black women entrepreneurs in Africa, the US, and Europe. She took to her Instagram page to announce her appointment briefly and promised to say more about the project soon.
6. Johnny Drille Announces The Release of EP Titled ‘HOME’
Mavin Record artist, Johnny Drille is set to drop his new EP on Friday 28th October 2023. The four-track album includes his already released “How Are You [My Friend],” latest release “Lover” ft Phyno as well as Home ft The Cavemen, Only God Knows (Beautiful Mind), Jumoke, and Journey of Our Lives.
The rhythm, vocal style, tempo and relatable storytelling of “How are You [My Friend]” cuts through age, calibre, and time. Having heard How Are You, Drille’s fans are anticipating the release of the EP which promises to be breathtaking.
Nigerian music artists are breaking bounds right now and stretching their talents outside the borderline of Nigeria and even Africa as a whole. It is really admirable, I must confess. By the way, If you are an artist, do not hold back on applying for the Access Art X Prize, and if you are not? Share this article with whom it may benefit. On that note, I’m off to listen to Johnny Drille’s How are you.
Till next time my friend, stay creatively informed.