Jazz Artiste, Kirk Whalum Talks About His Roots

Kirk WhalumJazz saxophonist, Kirk Whalum, started out as a band leader, performing in clubs before he joined the big league and went to on win 12 Grammy awards.

In the 80’s, he formed a band, having regular gigs in local clubs.

It was at this time he was discovered by jazz pianist, Bob James. That move proved to be his biggest decision as he went on to play for top artistes, including late soul singer, Whitney Houston.

The originator of ‘Gospel According to Jazz’ backed up for top artistes in America, including late singer, Whitney Houston, who gave him a slot in the song, ‘I Will Always Love You’.

Kirk recently visited Nigeria to celebrate the International Jazz Day and Entertainment News seized the opportunity to speak with him about his roots and music.

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The CEO Trailer: When Ambition Meets Deadly Rivalry…

the CEOMovie buffs across Nigeria have held a collective breath in anticipation of what renowned filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan will reveal in the first trailer of his biggest movie yet, The CEO.

The wait is over as Channels TV premieres the first trailer of the pan-African movie starring Grammy award winner, Angelique Kidjo; Nigeria’s Wale Ojo, and Hilda Dokubo; Kenyan actor, Peter King; American, Hollywood’s Jimmy Jean-Louis.

The trailer reveals cameo appearances by Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold and Moroccan Afrobian artiste, Ahmed Soultan.