Nigerian musical sensation, Burna Boy has concluded his ongoing tour in Barbados where he was greeted with warm presidential welcome by the Prime Minister.
The Afrobeats star, who recently released an album, Love Damini, is on eponymous tour in the Caribbean where thousands have turned out for the first stop in Barbados.
In a tweet captioned “Thank you Barbados” the singer shared a video of himself on stage with a cheering crowd singing along.
Thank you Barbados 🇧🇧
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) July 18, 2022
A video of the musical act in warm embrace with the Barbadian Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley has also been seen online.
Burna Boy whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, a two-time Grammy nominee, won the award for Best Global Music Album for his 2020 album Twice as Tall.
Music, particularly the Afrobeats genre of music also been of the biggest export out of Africa in recent years. African music appears to have cracked the ceiling in the international space with wide acceptance and collaborations.
Anger in Morocco after France denied visa to rapper El Grande Toto for concert
A cross section of Moroccans have expressed anger following the French Immigration Services denying the visa application of Morocco’s biggest rapper, El Grande Toto, who was scheduled for a concert at the Semi Festival in Sete, France.
Toto who is unarguably the biggest rap artiste in North Africa, was lined up for the concert which was to hold on Thursday, but could not make it due to the Visa denial by the French authorities.
As a result of the development, the Moroccan rapper’s entire European tour scheduled for August and September has now been canceled as he became another victim of France’s decision to limit the amount of Schengen visas it issues to Moroccans.
El Grande Toto who posted the news on his official Instagram account on Friday, stated that “having a visa today is like playing the lottery. It’s like a game of chance. I’m really getting tired of it.”
The news has also caused consternation in the North African country as many have called for the country to reciprocate the action and deny French diplomats from coming into the country till the music act gets justice.
El Grande Toto is facing a familiar terrain as he was denied visa for an event in Egypt last year on account of “his status as a rapper,” he had posted on his Facebook page.
Kenyan Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, celebrates father as he wins governorship election
Kenyan Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, has celebrated her father, Prof. Peter Anyang Nyong’o, after he was declared the winner of the governorship election for the Kisumu county for a second and final term.
Lupita’s father was announced winner on Wednesday following Kenya’s general elections held on Tuesday.
Following the announcement, the US-based multiple award winning actress took to her verified Twiter handle to congratulate her father, and also thanked the people of the Kisumu county for voting for him.
“ABICH MORO! Congratulations to my Daddy and THANK YOU to the people of Kisumu for their overwhelming support at the polls. @AnyangNyongo #5moro #TichTire,” she wrote.
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) August 10, 2022
Prof. Nyong’o was a former Senator representing Kisumu County from 2013 to 2017, before he contested and became the county’s governor on the ticket of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
He was also a Member of Parliament for Kisumu Rural constituency, having been elected on a NARC ticket in December 2002.
Prof. Nyongo’o began his political career in 1992 when he was first elected to parliament and served as a nominated MP from 1998 to 2002.
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