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Wizkid on inspiration behind ‘Made in Lagos’ album

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Nigerian singer and songwriter Wizkid, one of Africa’s biggest artistes and the most decorated Nigeria artiste ever released his fourth studio album, on October 30, 2020.

Wizkid has opened up about the inspiration behind the 15-truck album dubbed ‘Made in Lagos’.  The sound in the album is described as mellow and chilled, different from the Wizkid we used to know. In a recent interview on Red Radio, Wizkid said the ‘Made in Lagos’ album sound was inspired by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“When I make music, it is almost like painting a picture. I see my music as painting a mood for the people to feel and with Covid-19, I felt important to have this kind of music – everything different from the clubs,” said Wizkid in part of an interview shared on Twitter by Red Radio.

“Before Covid-19, people were chilling out in clubs, but with Covid, it’s all indoors, with family, loved ones, and at home,” he added.

The album has been received positively across the globe and managed to hit a record 100 million streams across five platforms – nine days after release. Some of the popular tracks off the album include lead singles ‘Smile’ featuring H.E.R and ‘No Stress’ as well as ‘Ginger’ a collaboration with Burna Boy.

Other guest appearances on the album include; Skepta, Ella Mai, Projexx and Damian Marley, Tems, Tay Iwar, and Terri.

He also mentioned that he is okay with working with every young artiste out as they already have a song coming up with Omah Lay and is also working on another album.

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Phaneroo Church to hold women’s Conference

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Phaneroo ministries international is slated to hold its annual women’s conference dubbed my great price conference on the 17th June 2023 at kololo independence grounds.

The conference that gathers women from all walks of life will take place under the theme transformed by grace with different speakers on different matters affecting women with Apostle Grace Lubega being the main speaker who also doubles as the vision bearer of Phaneroo ministries international.

Prior to the day of the event, different activities and engagements do take place such as street preaching, Market preaching in different markets in Kampala such as Nakawa and other metropolitan areas of Kampala with the intention of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and creating awareness of this glorious event, inviting people to attend.

The above activities are spearheaded by the Golden mothers, a women wing that are bit older in age from Phaneroo with the intention to spread hope and the love of God from different walks of life especially the women.

This will be the 5th time such a conference of its kind is being held since 2018 with a number of women lives being transformed from various addictions, habits and predicaments and have come to the full knowledge of salvation and lordship of Jesus Christ.

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Finally: Ethiopian Government accepts Peace Talks with Tigrayan Rebels

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Young Tigrayan soldier standing with a gun at his back. .

In a bid to end the Frontline battles and famine strikes in Tigrayan Region, Ethiopian Government has finally accepted African Union (AU) to intervene and organize the peace talks.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor Redwan Hussein commented on his Twitter handle that his Government “accepted this invitation which is in line with our Principle position regarding the peaceful resolution of the conflict and the need to have talks without preconditions.”

The peace talks of this time have been set on grounds of no obstacles and all sides (Ethiopian Government and the Tigrayan Rebels) anticipate to end the 2 year spelt conflict.

In another response, the Ethiopian Government Communication Service, posted a statement indicating that AU is mandated to set a venue and date to lay grounds for peace talks.

However, in a quick reply to the claims , the AU spokesperson Ebba Kalondo clarified down that, “We will communicate details as and when appropriate.”

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has not yet come out to electrify on these developments. But four months back, the TPLF came out and showed interests in commencing peace talks with their Ethiopian Government counter parts.

An insider diplomatic source tipped in that AU peace talks will be mediated by Kenya’s Former President Uhuru Kenyatta with the Horn of African Envoy Olusegun Obasanjo.

In this conflict, Tigray people have suffered a severe toll of shortages in food supplies, fuel, and medications that have left the region suffer malnutrition cases, in addition to the frontline deaths.

Tigrayan Region in the North of Ethiopia has lost over 500,000 people caused by the war and famine in the last 16 months.

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African Presidents Transported into a bus to Queen’s Burial

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A photo showing African Presidents in a Bus to Queen’s Burial Ceremony.

In a bid to pay a farewell to Queen Elizabeth II’s body, many African Presidents have been captured being transported into a bus to the Funeral Ceremony, on September 19th, 2022.

In the photo taken by one of the African Presidents, Dr. William Ruto President of Kenya and Mama Samia Suluhu Hassan, the President of Tanzania among other presidents, appeared with their facial expressions.

This abrupt insight has interested many African critical, readers, writers and bloggers to react. Many have posted on social media platforms saying that this sign brings a lot of questions while others say it’s could be the culture and tradition of the Ceremonial respect of the befallen Queen.

After the death of the Queen, many African Critics have shared very many reactions in support of the peaceful death of the queen while other critics have alluded the incident to colonial faults in Africa during the colonial times.

In the view of Uganda’s attendance of the burial ceremony, President Museveni sent a representative, Jeje Odong, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, to represent him during the farewell bid to Queen Elizabeth II’s body.

The Queen is set to be laid to rest on September 19th , 2022. At her death, the Queen has been named the longest serving Monarch in the world history.

Before, the burial of his mother, Charles III is made the King of United Kingdom. He was acceded to the throne on September 8th, 2022. He has been recorded in the British history as the longest serving heir at the age of 73.

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