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Ready Or Not, Lagos? Lauryn Hill Is Finally Coming To Nigeria

Lauryn Hill will be performing for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria on August 30 at Eko Hotel and Suites alongside a 20-man band.


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Earlier this year, Ms. Lauryn Hill apologized to her fans in Nigeria with a memorable acoustic performance of her classic "Doo Wop (That Thing)" after having to postpone what would have been her first show ever in the country. In the video, she assured fans that she'd make it to Nigeria at a later date, and it looks as though Ms. Hill is keeping good on her promise. After much anticipation, it's been announced that the luminary will be making her way to Lagos this month accompanied by a 20-man band. Other Nigerian acts are slated to perform as well, but remain unconfirmed. The concert will take place this Sunday, August 30 at Lagos' Eko Hotel and Suites and will be hosted by Nigerian comedian Basketmouth. Purchase tickets for the show below and revisit Lauryn's apology video as well as a recent post about the singer's influence on revolutionary hip-hop groups in North Africa.

>>> Purchase tickets to Lauryn Hill live in Lagos 

 

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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