MUSIC: Dap – Young Kings (Feat. Teezeedrb, S.Chubbz)

Upcoming act, DAP, whose real name is Dolapo Akinkugbe, has released a new track titled Young Kings, featuring Teezeedrb and S.Chubbz.

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About DAP

DAP (Dolapo Akinkugbe) is a classically trained pianist and producer/rapper. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, and coming from an entirely musical family, he started playing the piano aged 4 and passed his ABRSM Grade 8 Piano with distinction aged 13, and went on to attain a DipABRSM Performance Diploma on the Piano aged 17. 

He also played the viola and flute to high grades through prep school and high school in the UK. On December 29th 2011 he released his first mixtape, self-produced and self-written titled Unconscious. 

After high school in London, UK, where he made and continues to make music with his Stay Fly group members Shane Chubbz and Aife, he attended the Berklee College of Music for two semesters, along with his sister Kaline, as part of a gap year with the intention of majoring in Contemporary Writing & Production or Music Production & Engineering, and on his departure after the summer released another mixtape titled GoodBye For Now.

He now attends Brown University in Providence Rhode Island where he released a joint mixtape with his fellow Stay Fly group member Aife titled Green White Green, and is hoping to major in Classics & Music there. He has performed with the likes of Bez Idakula and is now in the process of putting together his third mixtape, Unconscious II: Esse Quam Videre.

 

Chinua Achebe Is Dead

Renowned Nigerian novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe, has passed away at the age of 82.

Professor Achebe died last night in a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

An unnamed family source said the Professor had been ill for a while and was hospitalised in an undisclosed hospital in Boston.

Some of Professor Achebe’s popular books include Things Fall Apart, No Longer At Ease, Arrow of God, A Man of the people and Anthills of The Savannah.

Born on the 16th of November 1930, Prof Achebe is best known for his first novel Things Fall Apart, published in 1958 and regarded as the most widely read book in modern African literature.

The book has been translated into 50 languages.

Things Fall Apart was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential Books of the last 50 years.

His last book, a memoir titled ‘There Was A Country‘ which focused on the Nigerian civil war, went on sale last year.

Until his death, Prof Achebe was a David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana studies at Brown University.

He is survived by his wife, four children and grandchildren.

More details soon…