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Flavour headlines SummerStage Festival in New York

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Nigerian highlife singer-songwriter, Flavour of Africa’s fiery performance on Sunday night at the 2022 SummerStage music festival in Central Park, New York, will go down in history as a night to remember for lovers of African music.

The Nigerian highlife singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist headlined the 2022 Capital One City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage music festival, delivering classic smash hits such as “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)” and “Levels”, amongst others.

Flavour, real name Chinedu Okoli, showcased his showmanship with perfect synergy during his sets, from the string quartet musical ensemble to the cultural display of masquerades from the eastern region of Nigeria.

It was a perfect mix of his musical talent, bringing together a well-choreographed performance.

Opening acts included British-Ghanaian artist and producer Juls and New York’s Superhero DJ Jon Quick.

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is one of New York’s most beloved, broadly accessible, free outdoor performing arts festivals.

 

Flavour headlines SummerStage festival

Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage.

With performances in genres representing New York City’s cultural fabric, ranging from jazz, hip hop, Latin, global, indie, and contemporary dance, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape.

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Flavour’s thrilling performance is coming on the brink of his North American “Level’d Up Tour 2022”, which kicked off in Dallas, Texas, on August 13.

The ‘Levels’ singer and his band will continue their tour in Chicago on August 26.

The tour, which is organised by his international tour partners, Duke Concept and Big A Entertainment, continues until 30 October in Edmonton in Canada, with additional soon-to-be-announced dates in Atlanta and Toronto.

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My wife got pregnant for another man — Harrysong alleges

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My wife got pregnant for another man — Harrysong alleges

Popular Nigerian singer, Harrysong has accused Alexer Perez, his estranged wife, of infidelity during their marriage.

Recall their marriage has been going through some crisis after an alleged WhatsApp chat between them surfaced on social media.

The alleged chat prompted a statement from Harrysong.

The singer, in the statement, admitted that they were going through a marital crisis while asking the public to respect his family’s privacy.

Alexer also opened up about their marital issues, alleging verbal and physical abuse by Harrysong.

In an Instagram live on Saturday, the singer claimed that Alexer got pregnant for another man while still married to him.

He said that he had stopped sleeping with her “for almost a year” when she announced her pregnancy.

“My ex-wife’s mother just married her seventh or sixth husband yet she is still cheating in that marriage. That is the kind of family I married into,” he said.

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“My wife came to inform me that she was pregnant when I stopped sleeping with her for almost a year. She was pregnant for another man in my marriage.

“The only thing I did was to ask her to return to her family. I needed time to get to know her because I didn’t know who she really is. I married her because people said she was a loyal, humble and God-fearing Christian.” (Vanguard)

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Why I was buried alive for 24 hours – Young C

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Why I was buried alive for 24 hours - Young C
Goodness Chijioke O a.k.a Young C Moneygod

Goodness Chijioke O, popularly known as Young C Moneygod, has explained why he chose to be buried alive for 24 hours

In an interview with The Nation, Young C, a History and International Studies graduate from Imo State University, revealed that he undertook the challenge to create content for his YouTube channel, “Young C Entertainment.”

He explained that his goal was to grow his platform and earn a living through legitimate means, rather than committing fraud or other criminal activities.

As a YouTuber, songwriter, and musician, Young C said he aimed to monetize his content once the video was uploaded.

He said: “First I did it for content creation for one of my platforms “Young C Entertainment” on YouTube. To grow my platform with the Attention that will be gotten from the challenge. I did it to earn a living instead of indulging in fraud and other criminal activities hence I was going to make some money from my platforms when I uploaded the video.

“I did it to overcome fear, telling myself I could do whatever I wanted even if people tried to discourage me. I created awareness so that a record-breaking platform can be established in Africa.”

Regarding people’s criticisms, he said he views their comments as motivation to do more and grow, believing they will ultimately become his fans.

He said: “I pay deaf ears to those who criticize me because people always criticize what they don’t understand, and there is nothing you will do on earth that people won’t criticize you. I see their comments as motivation to do more and grow more so in the end they will turn my fans.”

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Speaking on how he was able to cope while in the coffin, Young C said he had some snacks as food and some water despite running out of water before the challenge was over.

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He stated: “Actually I had some snacks as food and also some water, even if I ran out of water before the challenge was over which made the challenge difficult for me. The greatest challenge I had under the ground was a lot of heat, hence there was no ventilation.”

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Veteran actress, ‘Ovularia’ of The New Masquerade is dead

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• Veteran actress, Elizabeth Evoeme

Veteran actress, Madam Elizabeth Evoeme, popularly known as Ovularia in the 80s TV sitcom, called ‘The New Masquerade’, is dead.

Evoeme died at the age of 81.

Her death came four and a half years after her rumoured death on November 5, 2019.

Her death was announced in a statement by her family.

According to the statement, the actress died in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

• The New Masquerade crew

The statement read, “Friends, fans, colleagues, the family of the legendary actress, Elizabeth Lizzy ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme, would like to notify the public, all those who loved her and her work in ‘The new Masquerade,’ of her passing.

“Elizabeth ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme will be dearly missed and was extremely loved by her family and also by you, her fans.

“We thank you all for your support and for respecting our privacy at this time. God bless you all and may our dear Elizabeth ‘Ovularia’ Evoeme rest in perfect peace, now and always.”

However, details of her death were not revealed.

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Meanwhile, on November 5, 2019, Evoeme was rumoured to be dead.

After the rumour of her passing then, Chika Okpala, known for his portrayal of Chief Zebrudaya Okoroigwe Nwaogbe, also known as 4.30 in the sitcom, refuted the rumour.

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