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Smooth FM’s ‘A Night At The Kazbah’: An Electrifying Experience

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After weeks of preparation and anticipation, the second edition of Smooth FM’s flagship showcase of the best of African live music, ‘A Night At The Kazbah’ took place on Saturday night at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.The atmosphere was one of excitement as guests and music lovers from every walk of life came out in droves to experience what was going to be a night of electrifying performances.

Rising star and opening act, A’rese was in her element in what was in fact her very first live performance as a solo artist. She thrilled the full capacity crowd, opening the show with a beautiful rendition of Fela Kuti’s Palavar. She then went on to perform original songs from her repertoire with the crowd cheering and dancing along. Her highlight was a soulful rendition of Alexandra Burke’s Hallelujah, a performance that showed just how talented and versatile A’rese is as an artist.

Soulful house trio, Mi Casa, lived up to their reputation belting out song after song on stage. Their performance of the hit ‘Jika’ was one of the highlights of the night as it got guests on their feet. According to Mi Casa ‘Saturday night was absolute magic, it honestly felt like not only the first time performing in Lagos but it [performing] felt so new to us, the energy was real. Everybody was amazing, the production was insane, it was really a dream for us to be here and finally get to show Lagos, Nigeria what Mi Casa is all about…a huge thank you to Smooth FM and everybody that was there…..’

Headliner and South African guitarist, singer-songwriter, Jonathan Butler thrilled guests with hits ‘Lies’ and ‘Fire’. According to him ‘‘I had an awesome time in Lagos at Smooth 98.1FM’s ‘A Night at The Kazbah’.  It was amazing, I can’t wait for another opportunity to come back and do it all over again’.

Presented by Smooth 98.1FM, ‘A Night at the Kazbah’ is more than just music; it’s a cultural exploration designed to bring good Nigerian, African and World music to the forefront of our consciousness and promote indigenous artistry.

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Children’s Day 2024: 7 Songs That Celebrate Parenthood

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It’s Children’s Day 2024! Every year on May 27th, we celebrate children all over the world. Many cultures and religions see children as precious gifts. They deserve to be loved, protected, and celebrated for their happiness and wonder.

Music is a great way to honour children, and many songs capture the magic of childhood. These songs express the joy parents and society feel watching young ones grow and thrive.

To celebrate Children’s Day 2024, here are 7 songs that perfectly embody the spirit of this special day!

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7 Nigerian Animations Perfect For Children’s Day

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Happy Children’s Day! Today, May 27th, we celebrate Children’s Day with children all over the world! It’s a special day to recognise their innocence, joy, and the important role they play in shaping our future. Why not celebrate this year’s Children’s Day with fantastic Nigerian animations?

We want to honour their rights and well-being, and what better way to do that than by igniting their imaginations? We’ve got a list of 7 cartoons that cater to a variety of interests.

So, whether your child is a history buff or a dreamer of future worlds, there’s a captivating story waiting to be discovered. Let’s take them on exciting adventures and introduce them to inspiring heroes, all through the magic of animation.

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Tems To Perform Her New Single On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

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Nigerian superstar Tems is returning to the stage on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on May 20th, 2024. This will be her second appearance on the show. In 2021, she joined Wizkid to perform their massive hit “Essence,” which has won multiple awards.

Tems is using this appearance to promote her highly anticipated debut album, “Born In The Wild.” The album is set to drop on June 7th, 2024. So, to build excitement, she’s already released several singles. They include “Me & U,” “Not An Angel,” and her most recent, “Love Me Jeje.” “Love Me Jeje” samples a classic song by Seyi Sodimu & Shaffy Bello.

 

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Tems’ rise to fame has been meteoric. Since her breakout collaboration with Wizkid on “Essence” in 2020, she’s become one of Africa’s biggest music stars. Her talent has landed her collaborations with global artists like Beyoncé, Drake, and Future. The latter’s “Wait For U” earned her a Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance.

On top of all that, Tems just received nominations for Best Video Director and Best Gospel/Inspirational Song for “Me & U” at the 2024 BET Awards.

This talented singer, songwriter, and now director is definitely one to watch! Don’t miss Tems performance on “The Tonight Show.” Also, keep an eye out for her debut album coming next month.

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