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Normani previews new music, “1:59” which will feature Gunna.

After a long hiatus, Normani looks to be finally set to release new music. The former Fifth Harmony member teased her new album, “Dopamine” on February 21 and since, fans have been in the dark as to when the album is expected to drop. However, the first single off the new album, “1:59” is set to be released on April 26 and will feature American rapper, Gunna. Speaking to her fans, the “Wild Side” singer stated that this was one of the best songs she has ever written, assuring fans that the wait would be worth it when it finally drops.

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Tyla reveals the backstory behind hit collaboration with Tems.

Tems and Tyla are two of the biggest African female artists globally right now, with successful songs charting across multiple countries. Tems hit the global scene with her “Essence” collaboration with Wizkid and Tyla, with her hit song, “Water”. Both artists however joined forces for a new track “No.1” off Tyla’s new album. This track is presently one of the most streamed songs on the new album and it came close to not happening. Explaining how the collaboration actualized, Tyla revealed that she was close to submitting her album when Tems’ verse came in and she had to pause the submission.

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Burna Boy’s “I Told Them” surpasses 400m million Spotify streams.

Afro-fusion star, Burna Boy is making his mark as one of the biggest and most streamed artist in Africa. His 2023 album, “I Told Them” has just surpassed 400 million streams on Spotify within seven months of release, becoming the most streamed African album released on Spotify in 2023. Burna Boy remains the only Nigerian artist with at least three albums surpassing the 400 million milestone on the platform. This album will in fact go down as one of Africa’s most commercially successful albums of all times.

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Spotify set to reportedly introduce new “Time Machine” feature.

Perhaps the biggest music streaming platform with over 236 million users globally, Spotify has built a reputation off creating new features to further give music fans better experiences on the platform. New rumours circulating are pointing to Spotify introducing a new feature called the Time Machine. This feature will be designed to show users their monthly statistics on their most streamed artists, songs, albums and their total listening minutes. This new feature offers something entirely unique in the music streaming market.

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Amaechi Muonagor has sadly passed away.

One of Nigeria’s most iconic Nollywood actors, Amaechi Muonagor has reportedly passed away after suffering from kidney problems. This news was revealed by Morris Monye, a popular social commentator on X. This comes after a video of the veteran actor soliciting for money to fund his kidney transplant in India. Monye, announced this sad event, highlighted the need for a better healthcare system in the country. Nigerians have raised concerns over the death toll that has ravaged the Nollywood industry recently.

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