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Soundcity MVP Awards: Davido breaks silence on Teni defeating Peruzzi

Popular singer, Davido has broken silence on the 2019 Soundcity MVP awards during which Peruzzi was defeated.

Teniola on Tuesday last week beat Peruzzi, Odunsi to emerge as the best new artiste of 2019.

However, Peruzzi was not pleased with the awards as he took to Twitter declaring that he worked harder than any new artiste in 2018, and also made more income than any other artiste in his category last year, 2018.

He wrote: “Personally I’d say I worked the hardest last year than any other new act, same way I made more money last year than any other new act in the country.

“There’s a way I see myself, it’s my race, there’s a way I’m running it. Focus on yours. Facts over hype. It’s really simple.”

Davido, finally speaking on the award, said both artistes deserve to win best new artiste of 2018.

The ‘Assurance’ crooner disclosed this during a question and answer section on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

A fan had asked: “Do you think Peruzzi deserved that award over Teni?

Davido replied; “They both do!”

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Vogue Brazil executive Donata Meirelles quits over ‘slavery’ party picture | World News

The style director of the Brazilian edition of Vogue has quit after an image taken at her 50th birthday party was condemned for depicting scenes of slavery from colonial times.

A guest at the lavish party, held in Bahia, northeastern Brazil, posted a picture showing Donata Meirelles sat on an elaborate, throne-like chair, flanked by black women in traditional white dress.

Critics likened the women’s clothes to the uniforms worn by house slaves, and pointed out the chair’s similarity to one commonly used by slave masters.

Marie Claire columnist Stephanie Ribeiro said on Twitter: “The black women were used as objects to create an exotic scene.

“It’s reminiscent of colonialism and romanticises those times. She was recreating the image where whites are superior and blacks are dehumanised.”

Ms Meirelles insisted in an Instagram post that the chair was an artefact from the Afro-Brazilian folk religion candomblé, and the clothes were traditional Bahian party attire.

“Even so, if I caused any different impressions, I am sorry,” she added.

In a statement on Instagram, the magazine said: “Vogue Brasil profoundly regrets what happened and hopes that the debate that has been generated serves as a learning experience.

“We believe in affirmative and purposeful actions and also that empathy is the best alternative for the construction of a more just society, in which the historical inequalities of the country are debated and faced.

Vogue has said it will also create a panel of activists and academics to help produce content to combat inequalities.

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Grammy Awards 2019: Full list of winners

Childish Gambino has emerged as one of the biggest winners of the 61st annual Grammy Awards staged at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday and hosted by Alicia Keys.

Gambino’s “This Is America” took home the Grammy for song of the year, best rap/song performance, best music video and record of the year. But presenters, John Mayer and Alicia Keys, had to accept the award for the absent rapper.

Also, Cardi B made a historic win as she beat the likes of Pusha T, Mac Miller to emerge winner of Best Rap album.

One of the moments from Grammy’s 2019 was when Alicia Keys, the host, introduced “my sisters”: Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez.

They all spoke about the inspiring power of music throughout their lives.
“You Say” — Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury, songwriters.

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Why I didn’t perform at Grammy Awards 2019 – Seun Kuti

Nigerian Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti, has disclosed why he didn’t perform at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards event.

Kuti, who was billed to perform at the award ceremony, said he failed to mount the stage as a result of flight tickets mix-up.

Seun Kuti also lost out in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category but lost to South Africa’s ‘Soweto Gospel Choir’.

On his Instagram page, Kuti wrote: “First and foremost I have to say I am sorry to all the fans that tuned in to see us perform yesterday but didn’t.

“I had the weirdest ticket mix up in history meaning I missed my flight and the rehearsals and we couldn’t go on.

“Big up to Soweto Gospel choir a group that has also inspired me. @fatoumata_diawara__ for holding down our show without me.

“Our entire team we must keep banging the door till they let us in.”

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