Davido, Other Celebrities Pledge Support For Cynthia Morgan’s Comeback

 

Nigerian celebrities including hip hop star, Davido on Sunday pledged support for the embattled queen of dancehall, Cynthia Morgan.

Cynthia Morgan had earlier in an Instagram live video with Sandra Ogbebor bared it all on how she has been struggling with her music career.

She revealed how her relationship with her former music label Northside Entertainment ended on a sour note with her losing her royalties and eventually running into depression and financial troubles.

Celebrities and fans in reaction to this pledged support for Cynthia Morgan and opened a GoFundMe fund raising account for her.

Davido however tweeted that he is willing to feature her in a new song.
“Tell Cynthia I got an anthem for her ….. I’ll record my verse verse now,” Davido tweeted.

READ ALSO: Fans Push For Cynthia Morgan’s Comeback, Open GoFundMe Account

This got Cynthia Morgan teary as she replied to Davido with crying emojis.

Also, popular OAP Dotun in his tweet said Morgan was a promising artist and she deserves a come back.

Big brother Naija star, Tacha in her reaction to the trends went down memory lane. She narrated how the German Juice crooner influenced her life with hit track ‘Dont Break My Heart,’ while she was in the University.

Toke Makinwa in her reaction sued for peace between Cynthia Morgan and her former manager. “We just want music,” she tweeted.

 

VIBEZ: Davido, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi Rule Billboard + More

 

It has been yet another exciting week in the world of showbiz.

For one, we celebrate our very own stars, Davido, Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi who are making power moves and getting more props in the industry.

Their latest feature on the Billboard magazine’s first-ever issue devoted to the African continent, got the internet buzzing over the past week.

Also, joining the COVID-19-influenced e-concert trend, were pop stars Tu-Baba and Tiwa Savage, who gave us all the Vibez in their Udux X-Switch performance on Instagram.

Meanwhile, big brother Naija is set to return, defying all odds amidst the COVID-19. Catch this and more on this episode of Vibez.

Vibez is your weekly recap of all the top stories in the world of entertainment

Davido, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi Talk Stereotypes, Afrobeats In Latest Issue Of Billboard Magazine

A photo combination of pop stars Tiwa Savage, Davido, and Mr Eazi.
A photo combination of pop stars Tiwa Savage, Davido, and Mr Eazi.

 

Nigerian music heavyweights, Davido, Tiwa Savage, and Mr. Eazi covered the May edition of the American magazine Billboard, where they discussed afrobeat and stereotypes in the music industry.

An ecstatic Davido (real name David Adeleke) tweeted, “The forces that unite us are intrinsic and greater than the superimposed influences that keep us apart.” – Africa Must Unite!.”

He then proceeded to share the photos of him alone on the cover of the magazine, another with Tiwa Savage shot by Lakin Ogunbanwo, and a solo shot of Mr Eazi shot by Seye Isikalu.

In their interview with the magazine, the trio covered a lot of grounds, starting with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their music, the afrobeat renaissance, and the stereotyping of African acts by the west.

Davido in his response said, “Man, it’s been crazy because my fiancée actually tested positive [for COVID-19 but has since recovered]. I was on tour in America, with six shows done and 19 sold-out shows left. We were in Denver sitting in my hotel room listening to the news. We looked at each other and said, ‘Yo, let’s just tell ourselves the truth: It’s about to be a wrap.’”

For Tiwa Savage, it was difficult wrapping her head around the situation in the beginning.

“I’ve been giving out food to people around my neighborhood. I can quarantine for a month or a couple of months, but some of these people don’t even have food for tomorrow.”

On his own part, Mr. Eazi said he has been using the lockdown to tighten some business knots.

“Musically, it’s been an eye-opener for me. During this lockdown, I’ve not recorded any new music. But I’m on Zoom calls almost the whole day working on my business or [talking] with one of my new artists, listening to records and setting up release plans.”

While Tiwa Savage attributed the phenomenal rise in afrobeats to social media, Davido said it is simply the unique flow of the music. Mr Eazi thought different: “Hey, I’m African, it’s great to be African, and we’re flaunting it.”

When asked about the stereotypes the west still had about Africa, Davido recalled an incident in Los Angeles where an interviewer asked him whether afrobeats is a phase. He called the question “ignorant,” and pointed out that “like everywhere else, there are good parts and bad parts in Africa. There are places even in America that look worse.”

Tiwa Savage’s anger is about the west’s belief that “Africans don’t speak English,” while Eazi thinks it can be linked to ignorance. He added that not all music that comes out of Africa is afrobeats, “…There are a lot of different tribes — the language and culture are as different as the rhythms and BPMs of the music. You can have a hit song in Nigeria, but it won’t be a hit in Ghana.”

[ICYMI] E-Money Under Police Radar, Davido Produces First Song In Eight Years + More This Week

 

This week on Vibez, we look at how popular billionaire and CEO of Five Star Music Group, Emeka Okonkwo A.K.A E-Money came under the radar of the police over his alleged abuse of his escorts.

We also talk about popular singer, Davido’s latest feat of returning to the production chair after eight years, as well as Afronation’s line up of performers for its now-postponed 2020 edition.

Catch all this and much more on this episode.

Vibez is your weekly recap of top stories making the rounds in the showbiz world.

Please like, share, and join the conversations. Also, remember to stay safe and stay home.

Vibez: Tony Allen’s Exit, Davido And Tems’ Magic, Daddy Showkey’s Return + More

 

This week was a shade darker as the world of showbiz mourned a number of notable figures.

From legendary afrobeat drummer, Tony Allen, to talented dancer, Picture Kodak and Bollywood greats, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, Vibez takes a look at the life of the stars and how they bade the world farewell over the past week.

On a lighter note, superstar, Davido and Tems give us pure magic in their new song/collaboration with American singer, Khalid.

We also talk about some emerging trends forced upon the fashion world by the COVID-19.

Vibez is your weekly recap of top entertainment moments. 

Vibez: Remembering Da Grin, Burna Boy’s Global Collabo, Celebrating With Davido + More

 

April the 22nd, marked 10 years since the Nigerian music industry lost a legend, Olaitan Olaonipekun, popularly known as Da Grin.

This week on Vibez, we look at how Nigerian rap and music lovers took a trip down memory lane as they reminisced over the death of the one who is said to have revolutionised indigenous rap in the country.

We also talk about yet another win in the fight against the COVID-19, donations and even Burna Boy’s global collaboration and more.

Vibez is your weekly recap of stories from the world of showbiz.

Please like, share, and join the conversations. Also, remember to stay safe and stay home. This too shall pass!

Davido’s Fiancee, Chioma Recovers From COVID-19

 

Chioma Rowland, the fiancee of Afropop music sensation, Davido, has recovered from COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Davido made this known via a statement on his Twitter Page on Sunday.

“Glory be to God…Chioma has now tested negative twice for COVD-19… Thank you all for prayers…We love you,” Davido stated.

READ ALSO: Davido Goes Into Self-Isolation As Fiancée, Chioma Tests Positive For COVID-19

Davido’s Father Donates N500m To Fight COVID-19

 

Davido’s father Mr. Adedeji Adeleke has donated N500m to the Federal Government to help fight the COVID-19.

The popular Nigerian musician whose original name is David Adeleke announced the donation on his Twitter handle.

He disclosed that the Adeleke’s will also be donating 6, 640 bags of rice to the Ogun State Government for distribution and will later this week begin the distribution of the N250m worth of rice in 332 wards in Osun State.

According to the family, the distribution of the food items is to help cushion the effect of the lockdown on the people of Osun State as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr. Adeleke called on Nigerians to heed the Federal Government’s instructions as well as relevant bodies in the fight against the pandemic.

See Tweet Below: 

Davido Goes Into Self-Isolation As Fiancée, Chioma Tests Positive For COVID-19

A file photo of Nigerian music star, Davido, and his fiancee, Chioma.

 

 

Nigerian music star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido says he has gone into self-isolation.

He explained that he took the decision after his fiancée, Chioma, tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The music star announced this on Friday via his verified Twitter handle.

In the series of tweets, he noted that he recently returned to Nigeria from America after cancelling his tour, while Chioma also came back from London recently with their baby.

Davido stated that although they had no symptoms and were perfectly fine, they decided to take the COVID-19 test on Wednesday along with the close associates they had recent contact with as a result of their travel history.

“Unfortunately, my fiancée’s result came back positive while all 31 others tested have come back negative, including our baby.

“We are, however, doing perfectly fine and she is even still yet to show any symptoms whatsoever,” he revealed.

According to the 27-year-old, Chioma has been quarantined while he has gone into self-isolation for the minimum 14 days.

He thanked his fans and well-wishers for their love and prayers in advance and urged them to stay at home, in order to curtail the spread of the disease.

Read the tweets below:

 

Nigeria Confirms New Cases

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed five new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), totally 70 in the country.

Unlike previous updates where Lagos has recorded at least one case, no new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the state.

On the other hand, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which has trailed Lagos as the second worst-hit recorded three new cases while two were confirmed in Oyo State.

As of 8pm on March 27, the NCDC stressed that three cases have been discharged with only one death recorded.

Davido Defers ‘A Good Time’ Tour Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Hip hop star, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has postponed the rest of his tour in North America due to the health concerns surrounding the spreading coronavirus outbreak.

He believes the decision to postpone the tour is in the best interest of his fans as it’s related to their individual and collective health.

Announcing on social media on Thursday, Davido wrote, “I’m saddened to halt what has been a fantastic sold-out tour so far, but postponing is the right thing to do. The health and safety of my fans and staff is most paramount and nothing else matters. Be safe and see you all soon! God be with us all!”

READ ALSO: Why I Left Chocolate City – Rapper M.I Abaga Explains

The postponement came on the eve of his scheduled performance in Denver, Colorado.

The “Risky” singer had already performed to sold-out shows in Edmonton, Vancouver, Seattle, Los-Angeles, Las Vegas and San Fransisco and was still set to take on New York, Chicago, Miami, Toronto and several other major cities across North America and Canada.

Since the coronavirus outbreak, which has recently been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), awareness to curb the disease has intensified globally, major tech, sporting, music events and festivals have been postponed or cancelled completely.

‘A Good Time’ is the second studio album by Nigerian singer Davido. It was jointly released by Davido Music Worldwide (DMW),  RCA Records and Sony Music, in November 2019.

See his Instagram post below:

#1Milli: Davido Teases Fans, Drops Music Video

Davido and Chioma in the music video for 1Milli

 

Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido has dropped the visuals for his hit track 1Milli.

He released the long-anticipated music video on Tuesday, teasing fans with a photo of himself and his long-time boo, Chioma, in what seemed like a traditional wedding ceremony.

Fans could not contain their excitement as they showered congratulatory messages on the couple who’s marriage is expected to hold later this year.

Read Also: Tubaba’s ‘Warriors’, Kobe’s Farewell, Iyanya’s Alleged Theft And More

The colorful music video which was shot in the popular Balogun Market in Lagos, has now gained over 200,000 views on streaming platform, Youtube.

Watch the video below.

Vibez: Burna Boy Controversy, Davido Goes Platinum, And Oscars Fashionistas

 

This week in entertainment news, we are covering a number of stories for you, including the Burna Boy afrobeat controversy, Davido’s latest milestone and the stunning variety of bespoke fashion at, arguably, the most prestigious film awards in the world, the Oscars.

Vibez is your weekly recap of top stories making the rounds in the showbiz world.