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Multi-award-winning highlife star Eugene Kwame popularly known as Kuami Eugene has claimed the 'Son of Africa' title.
According to the 'Dollar On You' crooner, he desires that fans both within Ghana and Across the region would embrace him as their son. This he believes will ensure his longevity in the music scene.
As per his latest remarkable music project tagged 'Son of Africa', Kuami disclosed in an interview with Odom TV that the project was meant to not only cater for his die-hard fans but also criticisms across the board. He further acknowledged that his 4-year continued successful journey in the music scene is due to a continuation of working smart.
In addition, Kuami Eugene stated that he optimistically takes into account criticism from naysayers, as they are 'stepping stones' to a progressive music career ahead.
Nigerian superstar singer, Wizkid has been named the winner of the category Best African Act at the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs).
Wizkid won the award during a ceremony held on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary. He was nominated for the category alongside South Africa's Focalistic, Diamond Platnumz of Tanzanian, Amaarae and Tems.
Wizkid has had an impressive year, making waves internationally with his 2020-released album 'Made In Lagos' that houses a now global hit single 'Essence' featuring Tems.
The MTV EMAs win is just one of the many awards that Wizkid is expected to win this year, with him already being tipped to get a Grammy Awards nomination for World Best Album among other categories.
The singer is currently abroad on his 'Made In Lagos' tour that has already taken him to the United States of America with the UK and later in 2022 expected to round it up with Canada.
Wizkid has already announced that he will drop a new album at the end of the tour. The album is titled 'More Love, Less Ego'.
Ugandan artist Jackie Chandiru has accused record labels that handle music talent search winners of abandoning them immediately the competitions are done.
Jackie Chandiru started her professional music career in 2002 after winning the Coca-Cola Pop Star Competition alongside Lilian Mbabazi and Cindy Sanyu. The three later formed a girl group dubbed Blu*3 which was managed by Steve Jean.
In an interview with NBS After5, Jackie Chandiru, gave props to the veteran producer Steve Jean for grooming and encouraging them to work hard, something that shaped them into the great musicians they are right now.
Comparing her experience to that of that of today, she feels some youngsters who win talent searches never get the same mentorship she and her partners got back in 2022.
"We were lucky because Steve Jean handled us with a lot of passion and told us right from the start that we had to be the next Destiny's Child. Sometimes I believe there are managers who take up these competition winners and do it for the sake of the contact then disappear. It needs someone with the passion to push you," Jackie said.
"These people who are given these winners do it for that short period of time and after getting paid they just go away,” she said.
She, however, says winning the competition came with a huge package including going to South Africa for a three months training, shopping, contract and money to kick start their professional music journey.
Mdundo, Africa’s leading online music service, has announced the winner of this year's DJ Battle, Ogbanna Chimobi also known as DJ Twise. In addition to that winning title, the DJ has received N3,000,000 as well as a spot-on live radio to play the winning DJ mix. The DJ Battle saw more than 300 local DJs enter the competition.
DJ Twise says; "I am very grateful to God and Mdundo. I just tried my luck, not expecting to win. I am very excited about winning the Mdundo DJ Battle and grateful for the opportunity it brings. Relocating from Aba to Lagos, it has been a very challenging period for me. This win will change my life for the better."
The DJ was met by the Mdundo team earlier this week where the check was handed over to DJ Twise and the title celebrated. Senior Marketing Manager, Uwem Brown said “The DJ battle has been extremely well received with hundreds of entries from across the country, we would like to thank all the DJs that have participated in the competition and especially, of course, DJ Twise for his amazing efforts in this competition”.
The competition is creating a platform for DJs in Nigeria to showcase their talents to Mdundo’s 10m monthly users. The DJ battle is an opportunity for DJ’s to leverage and expand their fanbase and further their brand reach, this is the first time Mdundo is running the DJ Battle.
“The DJ battle has been a huge success, it is the first battle we are running and the participation and support have been really great. We’re looking forward to running the second edition in 2022 and hopefully engage even more DJs in the country” continued Mr Brown
Mdundo works with more than 100,000 musicians from across Africa and Nigeria has one of the platform’s biggest userbase recording 3.1 Million unique users in the quarter leading to September 2021.
Mdundo has partnered with MTN Nigeria to offer music lovers access to premium music content - DJ Mixtapes for as low as N50 weekly. Interested supporters of the Mdundo Dj Battle should follow Mdundo social media accounts for further info: Instagram: @mdundonigeria , facebook: @mdundomusic, Twitter: @Mdundonigeria.
Mdundo prides itself in over 10,500,000 monthly users in Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and other African countries and works directly with over 100,000 African musicians.