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Like Femi Kuti, Grammy Award Elude Seun Kuti

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The hope of Seun Kuti becoming the first musician from the legendary Kuti family to win the Grammys was dashed on Sunday, February 10.

Nominated in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category, he had hopes of winning the category. However, this failed to happen, as the category was won by South Africa’s ‘Soweto Gospel Choir’.

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Congratulating the ‘Soweto Gospel Choir’ for winning the category, excerpts of Seun Kuti’s message posted on social media read: “Big up to Soweto Gospel choir a group that has also inspired me.”

The loss of the category means that the Grammys continues to elude the Kuti family. Recall that Femi Kuti has also severally lost the category having been nominated four different times.

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Afro Beat Party Holds In Honour Of Fela

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Fans of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo, were recently thrilled to an exclusive party.

Sponsored by Regal Dry Gin, a product of Grand Oak Limited, the annual party tagged ‘Afro Beat Party’ held at The New Afrika Shrine in Lagos.

Organised in honour of the Afrobeat legend, events from this edition overshadowed that of the previous year, as consumers were treated to nights of musical variety and African-inspired cocktails from mixologists at the Regal bar.

Speaking on the success of the Regal Afro Beat party, General Marketing Manager, Grand Oak, Mridul Sharma said “Fela was a phenomenon and his influence on the music scene could not be overstated as he birthed new genres of music and captivated many hearts locally and internationally, which is why he should be celebrated, especially with such a platform like the Afro Beat Party that allows people to enjoy musical acts driven by his influence.”

Asides the thrilling musical performances and African-inspired cocktails, Regal also rewarded loyal consumers at the event with gift prizes ranging from smartphones, TV sets, and lots more.

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Tope Alabi Headlines Night Of Divine Experience

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Gospel singer, Tope Alabi, was the headlining artiste for the event ‘Night Of Divine Experience.’

The crusade which held recently at the New Seraph Prayer City, Kilometre 60 Lagos/Ibadan Expressway by Sapade Overhead Bridge, Ogun State was a beehive of activities as it witnessed undiluted word of God, prayers, deliverance, breakthrough, and revival.

Themed ‘Manifestation Of His New Glory,’ it witnessed attendance from far and wide with guests coming in from abroad to affirm the place of the New Seraph initiative.

Convened by Oluwaseyi Yomi Sholoye, the convener of New SERAPH, the event also had in attendance notable ministers such as Funmi Arojah Owolabi (JP), Evangelist Lekan Remilekun Amos, Lady Evangelist Atinuke Obanla, Bishop Elija Adepoju, and others.

Explaining the place of the New SERAPH, Sholoye said: “Our commission as a body of Christ is to evangelise and tell the world more about the gospel of Christ Jesus.”

Explaining the idea behind the New Seraph further, Sholoye said “I strongly believe that the C&S Church of today should be well-grounded in the word of God. I repeat, major things that should be topmost in our heart should be the efficacy of prayers and the good teaching of the words of God.”

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DJ Arafat: Davido, Yemi Alade, J Martins Mourn Singer

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Nigerian musicians, Davido, Yemi Alade, and J Martins are mourning the death of Ivorian singer, DJ Arafat.

The trio are some of the artistes who collaborated with DJ Arafat before his death.

Yemi Alade featured DJ Arafat in her song titled ‘Do As I Do,’ while Davido collaborated with the late artiste in the single ‘Naughty.’

On his part, J Martins featured DJ Arafat in his hit single ‘Touching Body.’

The popular musician passed away on Sunday, August 11, after he was involved in a motorbike accident that left him with a crushed skull.

DJ Arafat, who was also known as Ange Didier Huon was born on January 26, 1986. He was famed for making music of the Coupe-Decale genre and had a lot of followership in francophone countries.

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