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Jay Z's 'Discovering New Talent' In Nigeria

Jay Z confirms that he's sent his cousin and Roc Nation director of mobile strategies to scout for 'new talent' in Nigeria.

Yesterday afternoon Jay Z took to his twitter to defend the status and building process of his new streaming service Tidal, which launched last month. In between a string of #TidalFacts that focused on the company's long-term goals, Mr. Carter revealed that his cousin's "just moved to Nigeria to discover new talent." Several outlets have noted that the cousin Jay refers to is Briant “Bee-High” Biggs, Roc Nation's current director of mobile strategies. Instagram shows that he's been hanging out at Mavin Records' headquarters, where he's met label songstress Di'Ja and presumably other artists. It makes sense now that fellow Roc Nation signee Jay Electronica is currently in Nigeria as well. We know Jay Z's already met Ice Prince. Who else do you think he's scouting for Roc Nation?


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Interview: In The Beginning Was Manana

Manana on his debut album 'In The Beginning Was The End', a relatable love story narrated backwards.

Ndumiso Manana had just purchased a microphone to complete his home studio setup when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a hard lockdown in 2020.

Unable to tour with his Seba Kaapstad family due to travel restrictions implemented as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, he did what many musicians in his circles, and around the world, were doing: he diverted his attention to something else.

In his case, the diversion led to one of 2020's most beguiling releases, In The Beginning Was The End, an album so perfect, so polished yet raw; so whole yet sparse; so sophisticated yet, strangely, relatable.

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Several Cultural Figures Sign Petition Supporting Ghana's LGBT Community

Naomi Campbell, Idris Elba, Edward Enninful and several others have signed a petition calling on Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo to support and protect the LGBT community which is under continued targeting.