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Why Wizkid was a no-show at California’s Coachella festival on Saturday



Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun was among the artistes expected to perform on Saturday at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — but the Nigerian superstar was a no-show.

According to the organisers of the festival, the afropop star was “unable to make it into” the US for the festival.

“We are sorry to announce that Wizkid is unable to make it into the country to join us this weekend but will be performing next weekend,” Coachella said in a tweet.

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival holds yearly in California and it features performances from some of the world’s biggest artistes.

Wizkid and Jidenna Mobisson were the artistes of Nigerian origin included in the 2018 Coachella lineup.
The ‘Soco’ singer took to Twitter to explain to his fans that his band “had some visa issues” hence his inability to make it for the festival.

“Band had some visa issues…I’m upset bt see y’all next week,” he tweeted, adding that “My papa no be embassy” when a fan reminded him that he also missed out on some major music festivals in the US in 2017.
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Wizkid was expected to perform on the main stage of Coachella on Saturday. His next performance at the week-long festival is slated for Sunday, April 22.

The Nigerian singer also missed the ‘Made in America’ concert organised by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in 2017 despite being billed to perform.

Obi Asika, co-owner of Cabal Entertainment, had subsequently told TheCable Lifestyle that Wizkid’s absence at ‘

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Here’s how Idris Elba dismissed James Bond rumours on Twitter



Here’s how Idris Elba dismissed James Bond rumours on Twitter

Idris Elba has reacted to latest rumors linking him to the role of the new James Bond.

On Sunday, August 12, 2018, after his name was, for the umpteenth time, linked to the role of 007, the British actor tweeted: “My name’s Elba,” an obvious allusion to the famous line spoken by Bond.

Hours later, Elba, who has for years been rumoured as the next 007, tweeted a photo of the rap group Public Enemy alongside a lyric from one of their favourite songs: “Don’t believe the HYPE …”

The tweets came days after a report in Daily Star

alleged that director Antoine Fuqua said that Bond producer Barbara Broccoli intends to bring diversity to the role.

However, according to CNN, a spokesperson for Faqua said the report in Daily Star isn’t accurate.

For years, Elba has been a fan favourite for the Fictional MI6 agent James Bond character, and severally, he has dismissed rumours that he’s in talks with the studio to replace the current Bond,

Daniel Craig.

In 2014, he told CNN that he’s open to playing the role. “It would be such an honor,” he said. “I mean what do we have to do here? We have to wear beautiful suits, drive nice cars, chase bad guys and date beautiful women? I dunno, sounds good to me.”

Also in 2014, a hacked Sony email » revealed the company thought the actor “should be the next Bond”.

Elba responded via Twitter, asking ” Isn’t 007 supposed to be handsome? “glad you think I’ve got a shot!” »

And in 2016, he told Good Morning America » that he is too old to play Bond.

Craig, who took over from Pierce Brosnan in 2005, has severally been reported to quit his role as 007 » . However, he is signed on to play the character in the 25th Bond film, which will be out in 2019.

Other actors who have been mentioned as potential Bond include Tom Hiddleston, Henry Calvin, Damian Lewis among others.

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Why I enrolled my son as a mechanic apprentice – Kunle Afolayan



Actor and film producer, Kunle Afolayan shared with Saturday Beats the major reasons why he enrolled his eight-year-old son as an apprentice in a mechanic workshop.

The actor had shared a video of his son Darimisire spending his holiday in a mechanic workshop. The video got a lot of positive reactions from his fans on social media.

In a chat with Saturday Beats , the Figurine director revealed why he wants his son to learn a vocation in addition to his academic studies.

He said, “Children of this generation may think they are having fun because they didn’t experience what some of us experienced but they are caged. Most of their life is spent either in front of television or the computer game. My children are a bit different; they are not addicted to anything.

Even the most senior one who has a phone, most times I force him to pick the phone because he doesn’t stay on it.

“I also want him to learn how to interact with people outside the house and learn how to speak Yoruba so that when he is back in school, he will understand that life has different sides and not everybody is privileged to have what he has,” he added.

Afolayan who just launched a clothing line said that he never thought he would go into fashion industry.

“I never planned to have a clothing line; I like to be different, so I decided to use the Adire fabric to improve on the kembes I bought in India. After I designed and made some for myself, people liked it; that was why I decided to make a business out of it.”

The producer also shared how sad he feels about the challenges the Nigerian movie industry is currently facing.

“It’s sad that even after many years, we are still talking about the challenges in the movie industry. I saw an interview my father granted in 1980 titled: ‘The problems in the Nigerian Film Industry,’ so you can imagine if after almost forty years we are still discussing challenges.

“We don’t have a proper distribution framework that gives the proper return on investment in movies. We also lack adequate capacity building; I haven’t shot any film in two years because return is not guaranteed except if you get distribution outside Nigeria.”

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Ras Kimono’s burial dates announced



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The late legendary Nigerian Reggae artist, Ras Kimono, who passed on at the age of 60, will be buried in his home town, Onitsha Olona, Delta State, on August 25.

Ras Kimono died in a Lagos hospital on June 10, after a brief illness.

The family of the late reggae legend revealed this at a briefing in Surulere, Lagos.

Theophilus Ehizibue, who spoke on behalf of the family at the briefing said, “Kimono’s journey to eternity will commence on August 17, with a social wake keep at his residence in Magodo, Lagos on August 22.

Thereafter, his former record label, Premier Music, will hold a night of tributes in his honour at Freedom Park on Monday, August 20, while a reggae dancehall party comes up at his Magodo residence.”

Mr. Ehizubue also added that the Association of Music Band Organisation of Nigeria would equally hold a night of tributes at Freedom Park on August 21.

“The Copyright Society of Nigeria’s night of tributes holding at COSON House, Ikeja, Lagos holds on August 22. His lying-in-state will take place at the Lagos Television Blue Roof Arena, Agidingbi, Ikeja, from 9a.m. to 12noon on August 24. His body leaves for Asaba, Delta State on the same day.

“While in Asaba, there will be a procession by the Rasta community on August 24 and this will be followed by a brief lying-in-state between 1p.m. and 3 p.m. Then wake-keep holds at home town, Olona.

Saturday, August 25, he would be lying-in-state in his compound in Olona, followed by interment. A the thanksgiving service will hold on August 26.”

Born on May 9, 1958, Ras Kimono rose to fame in 1989 with his album, ‘Under pressure’ which launched him to stardom.

It set the tone as he released more songs and started touring Africa, Europe and the U.S. He also won several awards, including the Nigerian Music Awards, and Fame Music Awards.

The reggae star, who was known for hit songs like ‘We No Want’ and ‘“Rum-Bar Stylée” had reportedly concluded plans to travel to the United States.

Sadly, he was rushed to a hospital in Lagos where he passed on.

Born in Delta State, he celebrated his 60th birthday amidst fanfare in Lagos in May.

In October 2017, he dropped a new single after many years of hiatus from the music scene.

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