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Istanbul Airport Attack: 41 Dead And More Than 230 Hurt

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The Istanbul Airport Attack. A triple suicide bombing and series of shooting at the Istanbul’s Ataturkt Airport Trukey, has  killed 41 people, at least 13 of them foreigners, and injured more than 230, officials say. Three attackers arrived in a taxi and began firing at the terminal entrance late on Tuesday. They blew themselves up after police fired back.

Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim said early signs pointed to so-called Islamic State but no-one has so far admitted the attack. Recent bombings have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists.

Pictures from the airport terminal showed bodies covered in sheets, with glass and abandoned luggage littering the building. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack should serve as a turning point in the global fight against militant groups. “The bombs that exploded in Istanbul today could have gone off at any airport in any city around the world,” he said.

All flights at Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport were suspended following the suicide attack which left at least 41 people dead in the Istanbul airport attack.

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Skepta Features Portable In New Afrobeats Hit “Tony Montana”

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British-Nigerian rapper Skepta is teaming up with rising Nigerian star Portable for a new Afrobeats song titled “Tony Montana.” This collaboration marks Skepta’s exploration of the Afrobeats genre, potentially connecting with his Nigerian roots.

The song, produced by award-winning JAE5, follows Portable’s “Tony Montana of London” EP, released earlier in 2024. Notably, Portable’s visit to the UK in the same year led to this collaboration with Skepta.

Fans on social media are excited about the single, particularly impressed by Portable’s contribution. His melodic chorus is a departure from his usual “hoarse street music” style.

“Tony Montana” is not Skepta’s first foray into exploring collaborations with Nigerian artists. Earlier this year, he released “Jangrova,” featuring Nigerian rapper Odumodublvck and British-Ghanaian actor Idris Elba.

Interestingly, Skepta recently made his directorial debut with the movie “Tribal Mark,” focusing on a British-Nigerian hitman. He reportedly decided to create this film as a response to discussions about casting a black actor for the role of James Bond.

“Tony Montana” serves as one of the lead singles for Skepta’s upcoming sixth album, “Knife & Fork,” expected to be released later in 2024. This collaboration and album anticipation mark a promising year for the British-Nigerian artist.

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Boston City Declares March 2 ‘Burna Boy Day’

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In recognition of his achievements, the city of Boston, Massachusetts, has officially designated March 2nd as “Burna Boy Day” to honor the renowned Nigerian singer. This special day was officially declared in a document signed by Councillor Ruthzee Louijeune of the Boston City Council.

To recognize his exceptional performances and advocacy work, Burna Boy has been honored by the city of Boston. This recognition is a testament to Boston’s commitment to celebrating diversity and culture, as evidenced by its range of cultural events, festivals, and community initiatives that showcase the city’s multicultural landscape.

The document further states that Burna Boy’s legacy serves as a reminder of the possibility and encourages the city to continue amplifying voices that have long been silenced or overlooked. In light of this, March 2, 2024, has been designated as Burna Boy’s Day in the City of Boston.

According to the document, inter alia:

“Whereas, Burna Boy’s legacy serves as a reminder of possibility, reminding us to continue amplifying voices that have long been silenced or overlooked, now, therefore, be it resolved: that March 2, 2024, is designated Burna Boy Day in the City of Boston.”

Burna Boy has held many sold-out shows in Boston since breaking into the international scene in 2018. His music has resonated with audiences across the globe, and he has become a symbol of hope and inspiration for many. The honor bestowed on him by the city of Boston is evidence of the impact of his work and the significance of his legacy.

Damini Ogulu, better known by his stage name Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Burna Boy rose to fame in 2012 with his hit song “Like to Party”. Since then, he has released several critically acclaimed albums. He’s won numerous awards, including a Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album.

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Moses Bliss’s Traditional Wedding Transcends Cultures

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Moses Bliss and his wife, Marie Wiseborn, celebrated their traditional wedding in a beautiful ceremony that combined the rich traditions of both their Nigerian and Ghanaian backgrounds. The ceremony was held in Ghana against a stunning backdrop and was more than just a marriage; it was a show of their two nations’ unique customs and cultures.

The ceremony began with a stunning display of traditional Ghanaian attire. Marie Wiseborn, the bride, looked radiant in her beautiful outfit. The couple’s attire was a beautiful symbol of unity, as it harmoniously blended the vibrant colours of Ghana’s kente cloth with the regal elegance of Nigeria’s aso-oke fabric. It reflected the coming together of the two nations through their marriage.

 

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The traditional wedding ceremony honoured both Nigerian and Ghanaian traditions. It included the Ghanaian “knocking” ceremony, where the groom’s family formally asks for the bride’s hand in marriage. Marie’s grand entrance was marked by a vibrant adowa dance, performed with her bridesmaids and other dancers. This dance was a respectful blend of both cultures’ heritages, creating a beautiful and moving moment.

Moses Bliss and Marie Wiseborn’s wedding transcended a simple celebration of love. It became a powerful testament to the beauty of cultural fusion. The couple, by honouring their individual heritages while embracing their future together, set a remarkable example for cross-cultural unions. Their wedding wasn’t just about the union of two individuals; it was a vibrant celebration of unity, diversity, and the enduring power of love.

Their commitment to blending their Nigerian and Ghanaian cultures served as an important reminder that love can bridge any differences. It painted a vivid picture of a world where cultures can harmoniously coexist. Also, it creates a space where everyone feels included and appreciated.

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