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Did The Weeknd Jack Wizkid's Name for His New Album 'Starboy'?

Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd's new album title 'Starboy' is the exact same as Wizkid's long-used name. Coincidence?

The Weeknd has announced the title of his new album and it's got us a bit confused.


Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeeknd revealed today that his new album—the record that he recently mentioned Amharic "will definitely be key" on—will be titled Starboy.

Tesfaye, who's of Ethiopian heritage, has also shared the Nabil-shot cover artwork for his follow-up to last year’s chart-topping Beauty Behind the Madness.

There's only one problem—we already have one widely-known and acclaimed Starboy on the scene: Wizkid.

The Nigerian super star has been using the name for himself and his projects ever since he launched Starboy Entertainment back in 2013.

Wizkid's signed the likes of Maleek Berry and Legendury Beatz to his Starboy imprint. He's also released major hits, including, "Ojuelegba and "Final (Baba Nla)," through Starboy Records.

Most notably, Wizkid's collaborated with Drake, an early supporter of The Weeknd and fellow Toronto star, on the massive global hit "One Dance."

Wizkid's been quick to respond to the album title announcement on Twitter. Although he also quickly deleted a strongly-worded tweet.

Is it just a coincidence The Weeknd's new album title is the same as Wizkid's long-used name?

We're not so sure.

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The Spirit of Nyege Nyege, Africa's Best Underground Music Festival

It was a non-stop four-day celebration of music, art and culture.

The thousands of local and foreign party-goers who made their way to the Nile Discovery Beach Resort in Jinja, Uganda for this year's MTN Nyege Nyege festival had a weekend of intense fun in store for them

Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by the town's most significant geographical sight. Jinja Town prides itself of sitting right along the northern shores of Lake Victoria, next to the source of the River Nile. From several parts of the district, one can get a stunning view of the famous river as it starts its journey to the Mediterranean Sea.

The annual four-day festival also breathes life into this otherwise laid-back and charming town. With the introduction of MTN as a sponsor, Nyege Nyege promised a bigger and better event. This would include a venue tripled in size, with two additional stages (Spirit of UG stage and Dark Star Stage) and a larger self-contained camping area. For those who do not favour camping, there were several hotels and guesthouses near the city centre, a few minutes by motorcycle taxi (bodaboda) to the venue.

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Mannywellz & Adekunle Gold's 'Yeoo' Will Soundtrack Your Weekend

You're going to have this one on repeat.

Mannywellz is a buzzing Nigerian-born artist whose music blends influences from hip-hop, RnB and West African rhythms. His recent Soulfro EP has earned him millions of streams online and he's even opened for Jidenna on tour across the US.

Manny is now sharing his latest single "Yeoo," an uplifting and addictive remix of his Soulfro standout track that sees him link up with Nigeria's Adekunle Gold.

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