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Spotify, COLORSxSTUDIOS collaborate to share Nigerian musical talent with the world

COLORSxSTUDIOS, Spotify partner to bring Ayra Starr’s electrifying performance to the masses



Ayra Starr - Spotify, COLORSxSTUDIOS collaborate
Ayra Starr

Reflecting their mutual commitment to spotlighting hot new talent across the globe, COLORSxSTUDIOS and Spotify have announced an exciting new partnership that will showcase selected African artists.

The artists will also be featured on the COLORSxSTUDIOS website for fans to learn about their stories and the inspiration that guides their music.

Known for its videos of rising stars performing their breakout tracks against a striking, monochromatic backdrop, COLORSxSTUDIOS is teaming up with Spotify to amplify selected up-and-coming Nigerian artists from their RADAR Africa playlist

Spotify’s RADAR Africa programme aims to support emerging artists and put them on the map by presenting them to new audiences. A product of the programme, the RADAR Africa playlist is the number one spot for Spotify listeners to discover their new favourite tracks from the continent.

Recently, Nigeria’s musical talent has been receiving worldwide recognition and the first performer featured for the Spotify COLORS collaboration, Ayra Starr, is no exception. The Lagosian artist has quickly become one of the most exciting voices to come out of Africa’s most populous city. After sharing her eponymous debut EP in 2021 featuring standout singles such as ‘Away’ and ‘Sare’, she went on to cement her promising status by releasing her debut full-length album ‘19 & Dangerous’ later that year. Over the course of the eleven-track project, which includes contributions from the likes of Foushée and CKay, Ayra Starr showcases her musical prowess with punchy, vivid tracks like ‘Fashion Killer’ and ‘Bloody Samaritan’.

“It’s such an honor to be heard on COLORS and to be a Spotify RADAR artist all at once. I have watched so many COLORS videos over the years and always imagined what mine would look like, and I can certainly say I am proud of it!” says Ayra Starr. 

“The song ‘Ase’ is very dear to my heart and I am so excited to share it with the world. I hope it empowers people the way it empowers me,” she adds.

With more than 1.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, Ayra Starr is a force to be reckoned with. For her COLORS debut, she sets the stage alight with her brand new single ‘ASE’. Serving as another slice of the artist’s signature Afrosoul sound, the track showcases her infectious vocals and confident, empowering lyrics against a bouncy soundscape.

“The marriage between COLORS and Spotify is the perfect way to showcase the talent of artists featured on RADAR Africa,” says Lead Music Strategy and Operations for Spotify Africa, Melanie Triegaardt.

“This partnership represents our commitment to driving artist discoverability on the Spotify platform and helping them reach audiences beyond their home markets,” she adds, highlighting the importance of the collaboration for encouraging the growth of African artists.

“We are excited to get behind Ayra Starr as one of Africa’s fastest rising exports and we can’t wait to see what more this partnership will bring.”

Through collaborations with key music platforms like COLORS, that are dedicated to providing stages for non-ordinary expression, and through proprietary platforming efforts like RADAR Africa, Spotify remains committed to deepening the connection between fans and artists while providing support to African musicians destined for worldwide fame.

Fans should be sure to watch this space, as the collaboration still has much more to come. To check out Ayra Starr’s COLORS performance and discover more, music lovers can visit here is on a critical mission; to objectively and honestly represent the voice of ‘grassrooters’ in International, Federal, State and Local Government fora; heralding the achievements of political and other leaders and investors alike, without discrimination. This daily, digital news publication platform serves as the leading source of up-to-date information on how people and events reflect on the global community. The pragmatic articles reflect on the life of the community people, covering news/current affairs, business, technology, culture and fashion, entertainment, sports, State, National and International issues that directly impact the locals.

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Why I Am Impressed With Our Cleaner Who Stole Millions From My Dad – Kiddwaya



Kiddwaya, the former Big Brother Naija reality star, recently shared a surprising story about an incident involving a domestic staff member at his family’s home.

He expressed his admiration for the staff member who had stolen millions of Naira from his billionaire father, Terry Waya.

According to Kiddwaya, the cleaner, who happened to be from his home state of Benue, stole a significant amount of money from their residence in Abuja and used it to construct his own house in Benue.

The reality star found it impressive that the cleaner had wisely invested the stolen funds.

During an Instagram live session with fans, Kiddwaya recounted the incident, saying:

“I have got this cleaner in my house in Nigeria; Abuja. He is from Benue State because I like to hire people from my home state.

“So, as my dad was travelling. Obviously, we keep cash in our house. He [my dad] realised some dollars were missing. Only for us to find out that it was this guy from my own state that has been stealing for about a year little by little.

“The guy stole enough money to build a house in his state. Now, two things, I’m slightly impressed that he actually invested the money into something that is going to benefit him and his family. For that reason I’m not upset.”

However, Kiddwaya expressed his disappointment that the individual who had been stealing from them turned out to be a fellow Tiv from Benue State.

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I’m Sorry I Hurt You – Actress Juliana Olayode Publicly Tenders Apology To Funke Akindele



Actress Juliana Olayode on Saturday tendered an open apology to her senior colleague, Funke Akindele.

Olayode, who came into the limelight with her role as Toyosi in Akindele’s ‘Jenifa Diary’, stated that she felt a burden to openly apologise to her senior colleague.

She also addressed the issues that led to her withdrawal from the series, in a lengthy post on Facebook.

Olayode partly wrote, “God used Aunty Funke Akindele #funkejenifaakindele to put me into the limelight. It was a shocker for me, especially at that tender age, when I had barely left secondary school, the kind of fame I earned from playing Toyosi in Jenifa’s Diary was too enormous for my understanding.

“However, the lack of industry nitty gritty started manifesting in me, coupled with the fact that I had a guardian (manager) who didn’t understand how the entertainment industry works, and I believed anything he feels and says.

“My guardian sent an email to Scene One TV, the producers of the Sitcom, which entire content I wasn’t aware of until recently.

“The story of my goofs at the take-off of my career can not be exhausted in a million words, I want to use this opportunity to apologize to Aunty Funke Akindele, ọmọdé ò lè mọ ẹ̀kọ́ jẹ, kó má ra lọ́wọ́, I am incredibly sorry for how I hurt you and how the email that was sent hurt you.

“Please forgive me for my childish mistakes of the past, I am deeply sorry for everything.🙏 I love you eternally Aunty Funke.

“NB: I just feel the burden to make this official. It’s not an attempt for people to help me beg her, I have met Aunty Funke, she has forgiven me, hugged me, prayed for me, cooked for me like she used to in those good old days, Jollof rice elemi meji, fried rice and sweet chicken.(lol)”

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I Started Acting When There Was No Social Media – Patience Ozokwo Speaks On AMVCA Appreciation



I started acting when there was no social media, progress was based on talent -Patience Ozokwo

The veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwo, has revealed that she joined the movie industry when there was no social media platforms and progress was totally based on talent and humility.

She made this known while also appreciating her children in celebration of her Industry Merit Award, which she received at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award on Saturday evening.

On Monday, the actress via her Instagram post, Shared pictures of herself at the AMVCA event, her children, and grandchildren.

She said her children also made significant sacrifices and went long times without a mother throughout her performing career.

She stated that there was no social media when she began her acting career, and that success entirely relied on talent, humility, word of mouth, and trust.

Here is what she wrote, “LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

“When we started in the industry there was no social media and so many other luxuries we enjoy now. Progress was completely dependent on your talent, humility, word of mouth and trust.

“I appreciate my colleagues who work tirelessly and often times without recognition

“I appreciate my family who have always surrounded me with love and acceptance. My children sacrificed a lot and stayed long periods without a mother. At one point, my daughter became my PA and is still my Associate Manager till date.”

A huge congratulations to Mama G!

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