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Rihanna, Tems, Others Team Up to Produce Black Panther Soundtrack

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Music star, Robyn Fenty popularly known as Rihanna, has announced the release of her new single, the first after a six-year hiatus from the music industry.

Rihanna, who has in the past years focused on her thriving fashion and beauty empire, will be releasing “Lift Me Up”, a soundtrack to Marvel movie, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’

Rihanna teased a video of the track via her Twitter page on Wednesday, and captioned the post, “Lift me up. 10.28.2022.”

Rihanna co-wrote “Lift Me Up” with Nigeria’s Tems; music producer, Ludwig Göransson; and Black Panther’s director, Ryan Coogler, Billboard reports.

The track which will be released on November 4, was written as a tribute to the lead star of the first Black Panther film, Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020 at the age of 43.

In a press statement, Tems said, “After speaking with Ryan and hearing his direction for the film and the song, I wanted to write something that portrays a warm embrace from all the people that I’ve lost in my life.

“I tried to imagine what it would feel like if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them

“Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so hearing her convey this song is a great honor.”

Tems had earlier featured on one of the movie’s soundtracks, with her rendition of Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry.”

Rihanna has not released any project since she dropped her album, Anti, in 2016. Her most recent work, is a short chorus on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s Believe it, released in 2020.

Set to hit theatres by November 11, 2022, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the much anticipated sequel to the 2018 Black Panther film.

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Fake News: Wizkid Not Performing at Obi’s Rally – Management

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The management of Grammy award winner, Wizkid has denied reports that the singer will be performing at the campaign of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

The rumors that the singer would perform were untrue, according to Sunday Are, the singer’s manager.

The statement reads, “This is to inform the general public that this event led by @avotujohnson1st is a scam!!.

“Wizkid and his management know nothing about this event and accordingly, he will not perform at the said event as claimed, so please beware of this poster and information put out from its organizers as Wizkid and his management will not be liable for any damages.

“Appropriate legal action is currently being explored against the persons responsible for creating and disseminating this false information.”

Recall the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner recently announced he will be going on tour with fellow music star, Davido.

The tour has attracted the interest of music enthusiasts with many looking forward to the tour of two of the biggest artists in Africa.

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Big Brother Titans Introduces Four New Housemates

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Big Brother has unveiled his first plot twist for the Big Brother Titans edition, which sees South African and Nigerian housemates under one roof.

This edition has been ongoing for about four days, and Biggies has decided to switch things up.

On Thursday night, Biggie surprised his housemates and everyone else by introducing four more contestants to the show.

So far, the new contestants have opened up to a warm reception from the old housemates.

Get to know the housemates:

Miracle OP

Miracle OP (24), a self-described witty, talkative, and risk-taking individual from Anambra State,

He works for the pharmaceutical company owned by his family and sees himself as a tough guy with a soft heart, especially when it comes to the people who are important to him.

Sandra

Sandra (27), a woman from Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria She describes her as a self-assured boss b*tch who can be manipulative and aggressive at times.

She is an entrepreneur, model, hostess, and former beauty queen.

Blue Aiva

Blue Aiva (22), a professional dancer and DJ from Benoni, East Rand, She thinks of herself as a drama queen who is outspoken, vivacious, sentimental, and loud.

The stunning woman from Limpopo swiftly admits that she struggles with her father, which makes her feel like she has a lot to prove.

Theo Traw

Theo Traw (29), a South African musician from Vaal who enjoys making art and music, is a risk-taker, and is an excellent listener.

He identifies as a high-energy “pink panther,” also known as “the African tribal guru.” He speaks up loudly and is unafraid to be himself.

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Davido, Wizkid Set for Joint Musical Tour

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Nigerian fans might be getting their wish of seeing Davido and Wizkid perform together on the same stage.

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Wizkid took to his Instagram page to make a shocking announcement that he would be going on tour with fellow megastar Davido.

In the post on his Instagram story, Wizkid stated that “After my ‘MLLE (More Love, Less Ego)’ tour!! Davido and I going on tour! save your coins! I no wan hear pim”.

The announcement comes as a surprise as fans never saw it coming.

Readers will recall that Wizkid postponed the release of his 5th album ‘More Love, Less Ego‘ following the loss of Davido’s son. The gesture was applauded by fans who admired the show of respect and support.

The announcement has sent fans into hysteria as they eagerly look forward to a joint performance from two of Africa’s biggest acts.

Wizkid and Davido famously shared the stage at Wizkid’s 2017 December concert where he brought Davido out as a special guest to perform ‘FIA’.

The cost of seeing Wizkid and Davido together is surely not going to be cheap as Wizkid has advised fans to save their coins.

At any rate, a joint tour from the two will be a historic moment for Nigerian and African music.

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