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Ghanaian dancehall star, Shatta Wale, bows to Nigerian acts, calls Ghana music big shame

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Topmost Ghanaian Afro-Dancehall star, Shatta Wale, has given thumbs up to Nigerian artistes for their hardwork and dedication to their craft, while describing the Ghanaian music scene as a big shame filled with mediocres.

The artiste took to his Twitter account on Sunday to heap praises on Nigerian stars for supporting each other, noting that Ghanaian celebrities do not show support for one another.

“Please can we just respect Nigerians for their hard work and stop comparing our lazy lifestyle to theirs?

“It’s a shame ppl think Nigerians will come hard at me but see they are the ones doing the streaming cuz they understand what talent means. Ghana music is a shame,” he said in apparent reference to a situation where Nigerian music acts help each to stream their songs on various platforms.

Shatta Wale also had some harsh words for Ghanaian fans whom he called “foolish” for not showing support to their artistes.

“So man can’t talk to some foolish Ghana fans in peace. Nigeria pls ano come for una I beg; I am talking to Ghana foolish fans association.

“I will come to you when I have beef over there plssss …let me finish with these fu****s 😂😂 I beg,” he added.

Shatta Wale’s new stance on Nigerian artistes is coming to many Nigerians as a surprise seeing that a few months ago, he got into a bitter feud with Nigerian musicians whom he accused of not showing enough love and support for other African acts.

His tirades generated so much fuss that Afrobeats singer Burna Boy challenged him to an open fight so as to prove who was more manly.

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Egypt discovers Greco-Roman funeral building dating back centuries

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The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has announced the discovery of a massive Greco-Roman massive funeral building in Fayoum Province, south of the capital Cairo, dating back several centuries.

In a statement on Friday, the Ministry said the discovery was made in an Egyptian archaeological mission at the site of Garza Cemetery in Fayoum which started in 2016.

“Several portraits, a statute of Isis-Aphrodite, a combination of the Egyptian Goddess Isis and the Greek Aphrodite, a wooden coffin, human-shaped coffins and papyrus-made records that refer to the social, economic, and religious conditions of the inhabitants of that period, were found inside the building,” the Ministry said.

“The funeral building‘s floor is made of colorful and decorated limestone tiles leading to a narrow street, with remains of four columns found inside the funeral house,” the statement added.

According to history, Garza village which was known as Philadelphia in the Greek era, was established in the third century BC as a central area for a desert reclamation project by King Ptolemy II Philadelphus, also known posthumously as Ptolemy the Great, for securing food resources, according to the statement.

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Africa mourns as legendary Gambian musician, Oussou Njie Senior, dies

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The entertainment industry in Africa has been thrown into mourning following the death of Gambia’s legendary musician, composer and producer, Oussou Njie Senior, who passed away on Tuesday night.

Gambia’s authoritative media platform, The Point Newspaper reported on Friday that Njie who made music for over 50 years, died after a brief illness.

“He was the founder of Super Eagles, one of the most successful Gambian music groups of all time,” the paper wrote in a tribute to the late Njie.

“The group inspired a generation of musicians from the Senegambia region including Youssou Ndour.

“Oussou Njie Senior wrote many songs including hits like ‘Mandally’ ‘Gambia Sunu Rew’, ‘Viva Super Eagles’ and ‘Haleli Africa’.

“He was certainly a renowned music star and trailblazer during his hey days. Ismail Oussou Njie Senio, was one legend that many Gambians, especially upcoming artistes looked up to in their respective careers.

“An ex-member of the Super Eagles band, Oussou Njie Senior as he was fondly called, was upbeat about Gambian music. He thus called on them to work for the betterment of the country’s music industry,” the newspaper said.

A top Gambian entertainment writer, Oko Drammeh, in a tribute to the late Oussou Njie, described him as “a learned man and music teacher.”

“Ousou Njie was a God gift to Gambia and he was true to The Gambia. He released the most popular songs from the Gambia including “Bada Touray”, “Dawda Serge”, “Mandal Ly”, “Gambia Sunu Rew”, “Gambia Zambia”, “Fiesta Vous”, “Haleli Africa”, “Viva Super Eagles” and many, many more.

“We would never forget you, Oussou Njie; your good heart, your wisdom, your kindness, your fun and laughter, your kind gifts and charity, your love,” Drammeh wrote.

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