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Bobi Wine releases coronavirus song with Nubian Li.

Bobi Wine Releases Song About Coronavirus Outbreak

The Ugandan politician teams up with fellow musician Nubian Li to spread awareness about the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ugandan politician Bobi Wine has recently released a song to raise awareness around the growing coronavirus outbreak.

He teamed up with fellow Ugandan musician Nubian Li to spread the message of the importance of personal hygiene and social distancing.


In the song, which has since garnered more than 700 000 views on social media, Bobi Wine sings, "The bad news is that everyone is a potential victim but the good news is that everyone is a potential solution/Sensitise the masses to sanitise/Keep a social distance and quarantine."

Admittedly, there have been a number of songs about the coronavirus that have been released of late but to Bobi Wine's credit, his is one of the really good ones.

According to the politician, there have also been numerous requests to have the song played on television and radio.

Listen to the song below:

Corona Virus Alert by Bobi Wine & Nubian Li HD Official Video Hdwww.youtube.com

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the African continent continues to rise. There are currently an estimated 2400 cases with over 60 reported deaths, with the latest of these deaths having been the Cameroonian jazz legend, Manu Dibangoand popular Zimbabwean media personality and broadcaster Zororo Makamba.

Uganda recently confirmed its first case this past Sunday. The country has already put in place travel restrictions on 16 countries including the US and the UK as part of efforts to prevent any imported cases of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, President Yoweri Museveni recently suspended all forms of public transportation for a period of 14 days.


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Wizkid Wins the Inaugural Afrobeats Award at the AMAs

Tems and Wizkid both took home trophies at this year's American Music Awards.


Celebrated Nigerian superstar Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid recently won in the inaugural Favorite Afrobeats Artists category at the 2022 American Music Awards.

The AMAs started its flagship Afrobeats category this year. Other nominees for the award included Burna Boy, CKay, Tems, and Fireboy DML, with Wizkid ultimately taking home the price. Many of the nominated artists had enjoyed massive commercial success in the United States prior to the award show, and the increasing dominance of Afrobeats has made the genre well known in other parts of the world outside of Nigeria.

The "Bad To Me" singer also won the Favorite R&B Song award for the remix to his smash hit "Essence," which featured Tems and Justin Bieber. This was monumental for the night because the song was competing with other hit songs, including Beyonce's "Break My Soul."

Tems also made quite the impression at the award show. In addition to winning an award alongside Wizkkid for the "Essence" remix, she also won in the Favorite Hip Hop Song category for her contribution to Future's "Wait For U," a record that quickly became a fan-favorite with fans for its unique sonic output.

Both Tems and Wizkid have been soaring in their careers following the release of their celebrated song "Essence." Recently, Tems was a co-writer on the Rihanna-led song "Lift Me Up" for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sound track. Last week, Wizkid headlined a show at New York City's renowned music venue Madison Square Garden, a major feat for Afrobeats as a whole.

View the complete list of nominees and winners for the award show here.

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Watch Fally Ipupa Deliver a Riveting COLORS Performance

The Congolese icon makes his COLORS debut with "Par Terre."


Renowned Congolese singer Fally Ipupa recently released his debut COLORS performance with new song "Par Terre."

Shot against a stark, vivid blue background, the singer serenades his fans by passionately singing in his signature, rhythmic style. The entire performance is indicative of the Ipupa's unique musical spin , which breathes new life into traditional Congolese rumba. The COLORS studio sets Ipupa’s soulful, signature Lingala lyrics against an uplifting, guitar-laden soundscape that is both heartwarming and enjoyable.

Fally Pupa began his career in the late 1990s, as a member of the successful Congolese band Quartier Latin International. Fast forward to 2006, the Kinshasa artist decided to pursue music independently and released his solo debut album, Droit Chemin. The body of work would set the tone for Ipupa to become one of most celebrated and respected artists in Congolese music and Africa as a whole.

He has since gone on to release notable projects that have garnered the respect and admiration of fans and music lovers globally. His unique sound and charisma have also collectively made him one of the most sought-after African artists. Some of his most notable releases include Arsenal de Belles Melodies (2009), Power 'Kosa Leka' (2013), Tokooos (2017), Control (2018), and Tokooos II (2020).

COLORSxSTUDIOS is an intimate music experience that thoroughly showcases exceptional talent from around the globe, and gives fans from different corners of the world a chance to enjoy new music. The COLORS segment focuses on highlighting the distinct talents of various new artists as well as their sounds All COLORS shows seek to provide a poignant, minimalist stage that spotlights the artists and gives them the opportunity to present their music holistically.

Watch Fally Ipupa's memorable, up-close-and-personal COLORS performance below.

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All You Need to Know About the African Teams at the World Cup

We break down how Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Morocco, and Tunisia's national teams are looking ahead of the Qatar World Cup 2022.

African football has come a long way.

Egypt was the first African team to ever participate in a FIFA World Cup. They did it in Italy in 1934, where they only played a game, which they lost 4-2 to Hungary. Back then, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) didn’t exist, so the Pharaohs played two qualifier games against British Palestine.

CAF was eventually formed in 1956, but the World Cup would only see another African team in Mexico 1970, when Morocco qualified. Years later, Pelé, the legendary Brazilian player, predicted that an African team would win a World Cup before the year 2000, he was mocked mercilessly. For many, it was not an unlikely outcome, it was an absurd proposition.

And yet, African footballers have become more and more often part of the footballing elite, playing in the best leagues, and becoming some of the most famous players. While, still, only European and South American teams have won World Cups.

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Senegal Becomes First African Team to Win a Game at the World Cup

The Senegalese team beat the host team by a 3-1 score during the Group A match.


Senegal became the first African country to be a winner at the 2022 FIFA World Cup after scoring over the Qatar host team on Friday, November 25.

While this is a big win for Senegal, the defeat means that Qatar is close to being eliminated from the tournament after Ecuador defeated them last Sunday during the opening game.The Senegalese team beat the host team by a 1-3 score during the Group A match at the 2022 World Cup, and this win made them the first African side to win a game in the tournament. The goals came from Boulaye Dia, Famara Diedhiou, and Bamba Dieng, who all played a part in securing the big win.

The Qatari team seemed self-assured as they quickly secured a goal. Qatar should have had a penalty when Ismaila Sarr bundled over Akram Afif, but the referee Antonio Mateu decided not to grant it.

In a conversation with Aljazeera, Pathe Toure shared the team's strategy for winning the game.

"It was a good performance. We were focused, and the team decided to play well. We didn't let Qatar move the ball or have time on the ball," Toure said. "We have to play the same way or better against Ecuador. It will be like a tournament final. Now it is time to enjoy the win and the performance."

Senegal's win is historic because Africa has not had a lot of success in World Cup games, in the past. The last time an African team had a stake in the quarter-finals was when Ghana reached the last eight in 2010.

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