The African artistes bridging the gap between Africa and the West using music

It’s no secret that a number of spheres of life abroad are influenced by life in Africa., especially the music scene.

In this world of diverse cultures, it’s only appropriate these collabo’s have increased substantially, compared to before.

In recent times, we’ve seen multiple foreign artistes reach out to their African counterparts in the music industry and vice versa.

Here’s a highlight of some of the African artistes who are bridging the gap with the West:

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Nigerian Starboy Wizkid made a very notable collaboration with the one and only Drake.

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Drake himself is also known for collaborating with artistes from Africa.

Wizkid is featured in Drake’s single ‘One Dance’ in 2016 and Drake featured in Wizkid’s single ‘Come Closer’ in 2017 – which were both huge hits.

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Tekno

Just about a week ago, Nigerian afrobeats sensation Tekno and Ciara released audio for hit single ‘Freak Me’.

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This caused a ruckus and immense excitement among Ciara’s African fanbase.

This isn’t the first time the two have collaborated with foreign artistes, but this is Ciara’s first major African collabo

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He also collaborated on ‘Bad Girl’ with Drake earlier this year.

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This Tanzanian singer became the first African artist to get 6-time platinum sales in universal sales on his single Marry You featuring Ne-yo.

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He also did a collaboration with the reggae group Morgan Heritage on ‘Hallelujah’ which was a banger.

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And about a month after that,he collaborated with American singer Omarion in ‘African Beauty’.

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Also, let’s not forget ‘Waka’ with Rick Ross.

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The sky is definitely not the limit for him, that’s for sure.

Another includes Ghanaian-English recording artiste, Fuse ODG who’s recorded with Sean Paul, Ed Sheeran and Wyclef Jean.

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Wimbledon 2018: Celebrities and royals sighted (Photos)

Every July, Centre Court at Wimbledon becomes the center of the celebrity universe.

Stars from Hollywood, the royal family and the sports world dress up and shine brightly in the stands.

Let’s see some of the stars spotted courtside at Wimbledon 2018.

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Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel, who are often seen in the stands of the US Open together, showed their love of tennis as they excitedly cheered on Serena Williams from Centre Court.

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Supportive husband, Alexis Ohanian, was filled with passion while rooting for his wife Serena Williams.

Alexis later shared this photo on his Instagram and wrote;

‘Momma got me hyped for the weekend. Even if I will be on my laptop…I’m typing with gusto.’

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Serena Williams strives for perfection at Wimbledon

He was also seen chatting with American actress Olivia Munn and a friend.

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In the VIP section, Gerard Pique,Spanish soccer player and Shakira’s love was also in attendance.

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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge’s siblings Pippa and James Middleton, were also sighted.

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And of course Legendary tennis player Billie Jean King hit the stands, as she good-naturedly waved to her fans.

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Drake reveals his new album includes previously unreleased song of Michael Jackson’s

On Thursday, Drake dropped a last minute bombshell by suggesting one of the tracks on his new album ‘Scorpion’, is, in fact, a previously unreleased song by the late Michael Jackson.

‘Scorpion’, a highly anticipated album, dropped Friday 29th.

Drake posted the album track list on his Instagram and the tenth track on the B side is listed as:’ Don’t Matter To Me’ (FT. Michael Jackson).

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As stated by Daily Mail, according to TMZ, Drake raps and sings along to the Jackson tune.

 Their sources also claim it’s similar to the 2014 Jackson song, ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ that was turned into a duet with Justin Timberlake.
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The Jackson collaboration isn’t the only collaboration on the album, others include, Jay-Z, Static Major and Ty Dolla Sign.

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Drake admits fathering son with French former porn star Sophie Brussaux

Drake has ended months of rumour and speculation and finally confirmed he has fathered a son with French former porn star Sophie Brussaux.

The musician, 31, sang about his child – who came into the world in October 2017 – in the lyrics to new track Emotionless, which features on his latest album Scorpion, released at midnight on Thursday.

Speaking about his experience of fatherhood, he revealed: ‘I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world/I was hiding the world from my kid. ‘Breakin’ news in my life I don’t run to the blogs/ The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call.’

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Referencing former fling Sophie, the Take Care hit maker admitted the pair have only actually met on two occasions.  He added: ‘I had to come to terms with the fact that it’s not a maybe. That s*** is in stone, sealed and signed.

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‘She’s not my lover like Billie Jean, but the kid is mine. S***, we only met two times.’

At the end of May, Pusha-T had stirred up a fire storm of rumors on his Drake diss track, The Story of Adidon, in which he alleged that Drake was hiding a son from the world.

The song also includes lyrics about the difficulties of being a single dad to a child who lives with his mother in a different country.

‘I’m out here on front lines just trying to make sure I see him sometimes. It’s breaking my spirit. “Single father” I hate when I hear it.’

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‘I challenged my parents on every album, now I’m embarrassed to tell them I’m a co-parent.

‘Always promised a family unit. I wanted it to be different because I’ve been through it,’ the Canadian recording artist rapped. Brussaux, a former porn star, was spotted with Drake in January 2017 following his split from Jennifer Lopez.

According to Daily Mail, Sophie claimed to be pregnant in May 2017, she claimed she was three-and-a-half months pregnant with Drake’s child and hired two major New York City attorneys to begin the proceedings to prove paternity and seek child support, TMZ reported at the time.

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However, in May, a rep for Drake denied the child was his and asserted that the woman has a ‘very questionable background.’

The retired porn star released text messages between the two that reportedly shows Drake telling Sophie to have an abortion, although Drake’s rep says he cannot confirm the validity of the texts.

‘I can’t kill my baby simply to indulge you sorry,’ she allegedly responded. Drake purportedly asks her: ‘Do you know what you’re doing you think you’re going to get money?’She documented her pregnancy and has shared photos of her baby on her Instagram.

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Born in France in 1990, Sophie is a social media star who lives in New York and focuses on her artwork. She was formerly known as Rosee Divine, the name she used when she appeared in adult films.

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On her website, it claimed that: ‘Since her younger years she’s been travelling and studying abroad, which greatly influenced her art. She exhibited in cities like NYC, Milan, and London. Her style is a mix of surrealism and symbolism with influences of pop art.

Just hours before the album became available to stream and download, Drake had dropped a last minute bombshell by suggesting one of the tracks is, in fact, a previously unreleased song by Michael Jackson.

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Serena Williams and Drake’s Dating Rumors Confirmed

After months of speculation that Tennis champion Serena Williams and rapper Drake were more than just friends, the rumours can now be put to rest. The rumours began even since Drake was spotted cheering Serena at Wimbledon during the tennis tournament.

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In exclusive photos released by gossip website TMZ, Serena and Drake were caught making out at a fancy restaurant just after Serena won the WTA tournament in Cincinnati.

According to TMZ, the couple could not keep their hands and lips off each other in the private room they had booked at the back of the eatery.

Well congratulations to the couple

Has Nicki Minaj Dumped Meek Mill Over The Drake Feud?

The past week has seen Drake and Meek Mills throw shade at each other after Meek Mills called Drake a “ghostwriter” meaning that he cannot pen his own lyrics.

The issue started after Mills tweeted “Stop comparing drake to me too… He don’t write his own raps! That’s why he ain’t tweet my album because we found out!” Meek tweeted on 22 July.

Fast forward two days later and Drake dropped a diss track to Mills who in turn responded with what hip-hop heads have termed a very weak response.

Now, according to MediaTakeOut, rapper Nicki has broken things off with the 28-year-old, who she’s been dating since late last year.

It has been claimed that Nicki dumped him on Thursday night, but seeing as he’s currently touring with her “the two plan on fulfilling the rest of the tour obligations together.”

The source, reportedly a close friend of the star’s, couldn’t say whether it was down to what’s been going on with Drake.

“It’s complicated. I think they took their relationship too far, too fast,” they continued.

It comes after Meek recently said things were going from strength to strength between him and the 32-year-old singer and said he wants children “sooner or later”.

Neither of the two have commented on the issue.

Madonna Kisses Drake during a performance (video)

Madonna made a guest appearance during Drakes performance at Coachella. She did a few songs and then went in for the prolonged kiss as Drake just sat there.

Madonna recently said one of her dreams in life was going on a date with Drake and kissing him.

After the kiss Drake looked disgusted and later on said that it wasn’t the kiss but Madonna’s lipstick that irritated him.

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Woman says she will tell who’s better in bed between Lil Wayne and Drake

A woman who has slept with both Lil Wayne and Drake says that she knows who among them is better in bed.

According to TMZ, the woman named Tammy Torres, says that she is ready to tell the world the truth.

This comes after Wayne has been telling people that she was with him a day after she slept with Drake.

Ms. Torres she doesn’t deny that, but some parts of the stories being told have holes on it.

She added on to say that if Wayne releases his tell-all book she will also tell her side of the story and will also reveal who between the two of them is a better banger.

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