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Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Little Simz, Sheck Wes & More to Perform at Coachella 2019

Plus Twitter reacts to Burna Boy lambasting Coachella for his name appearing "small on the bill."

The lineup for Coachella 2019 has been announced, and a number of our favorite artists have made the cut to perform at the popular festival in Indio, California.

Once again, the festival has enlisted artists from the growing Naija music industry in its eclectic lineup. This year, both Burna Boy and Mr Eazi are representing for the afrobeats scene. As you might remember, Wizkid was on the bill last year, but infamously failed to show. Mr Eazi and Burna will perform on the first and second and last day of the festival, respectively. We're keeping the faith that they'll both be present for their sets.


While many seemed to be excited that these acts would be performing at this year's show, Burna, who had a massive 2018, appeared to take issue with the way his name appeared on the bill. In a since deleted post on his Instagram story, the singer expressed his dissatisfaction, writing "Coachella, I really appreciate you. But I don't appreciate the way my name is written so small in your bill. I am and AFRICAN GIANT and will not be reduced to whatever that tiny writing means. Fix tings quick please," he added.

Fans and observers alike have been responding to his post on Twitter all morning, with some finding humor in his comments and others simply agreeing with him. Read them below.








Other noteworthy acts on this year's line-up include British-Nigerian MC Little Simz, and Senegalese-American rapper Sheck Wes. Star designer, architect and DJ Virgil Abloh as well as Idris Elba are also set to deliver DJ sets during the festival.

The festival goes down over two weekends in April (12-14 and 19-21). Check out the full lineup for Coachella 2019 below.

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The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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