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Qing Madi Mesmerizes In Live Performances Of ‘Vision’ And ‘Ole’ For ‘Vevo DSCVR Artists To Watch ’24

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Fans were treated to thrilling live performances by Nigerian music sensation Qing Madi as part of the “Vevo DSCVR Artists to Watch in 2024” events. During this special performance, the singer sang versions of two of her hit songs, “Vision” and “Ole” which are both from her first EP, “Qing Madi”.

“Ole” credits Wademix and Ozedikus for production, while “Vision” was expertly produced by PD. Along with showcasing Qing Madi’s musical abilities, these performances give her adored songs to listeners in a personal and captivating way.

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About Qing Madi

Born in Benin City, Edo State, on July 1, 2006, Chimamanda Pearl Chukwuma is a gifted Nigerian singer, composer, and dancer better known by her stage name, Qing Madi. With the publication of the popular single “See Finish” which signalled the start of her significant presence in the music industry, her ascent to fame gathered pace.

Qing Madi’s early years in Benin City were influenced by her mother and brothers. Showing an early love of music, she started her artistic career by singing in the adult choir at her church and taking part in school talent contests.

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The 2022 single “See Finish” which garnered a lot of attention, especially on the well-known social media platform TikTok, was Qing Madi’s big break. Building on this success, she has since released two additional singles, showcasing her versatility and musical range within the Afrobeat, Pop, Soul, and R&B genres.

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The rising star’s prominence in the music industry soared, leading to a notable performance at the Homecoming event in Lagos, Nigeria. This live showcase marked a milestone in her burgeoning career, solidifying her status as a promising artist to watch.

In 2023, Qing Madi was honoured with a noteworthy award in appreciation of her increasing presence and artistic abilities. Her prominence in the African music scene was further raised when she was selected for the June Spotify Africa Equal Ambassador by the popular music streaming service.

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The collaboration between Qing Madi and Bnxn on the song “Ole” which was released on July 21, 2023, struck a chord with listeners. The song not only achieved remarkable success on multiple Apple Music charts, but it also achieved a noteworthy ranking of number 12 on the Turntable Official Nigeria Top 100. Then “Ole” was included to the Official Charts Afrobeats Chart, where it peaked on August 19 at a very respectable number 16.

Qing Madi’s career path in the music business is an example of how talent, determination, and  a unique artistic voice, setting the stage for what promises to be a flourishing career in the Nigerian and global music scene. As her journey continues to unfold, she stands as a testament to the rich musical landscape that emerging artists contribute to the ever-evolving world of music.

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Reekado Banks Says Don Jazzy Changed His Life

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In the Nigerian music industry, artists often leave their record labels due to conflicts or disagreements. However, Reekado Banks is an exception to this trend. In a recent interview with media personality Daddy Freeze, Reekado clarified that his departure from Mavin Records was amicable.

During the interview, Daddy Freeze asked Reekado about his decision to leave the label. Reekado expressed his disapproval of the general assumption that his departure was caused by bad blood. He emphasised maintaining a positive relationship with Mavin Records and its founder, Don Jazzy.

“That man took me from absolutely nothing. I wonder why anyone would think it wasn’t amicable. The end of the contract came, I wanted to leave and he (Don Jazzy) gave me his blessings,” Reekado said concerning his departure.

Reekado also spoke about how the frequent conflicts between artists and record labels in Nigeria might be why people thought he fought with Mavin Records.

“I feel like it’s a tradition in the Nigerian record label business for artists to breakout angrily from their record labels and this is being imposed on my relationship with Jazzy.” Reekado Banks said on the assumptions surrounding his departure.

Reekado further emphasised the positive nature of his departure. He described Don Jazzy, the founder of Mavin Records, as a “blessing” and someone he remains “eternally grateful” to. This statement highlights the mutual respect and appreciation between Reekado and his former label, further dispelling any rumours of a negative split.

Reekado Banks’ departure from Mavin Records stands out as a positive example in the Afrobeats industry, which has often seen messy breakups between artists and labels. Unlike Reekado’s amicable split, other artists haven’t been as fortunate.

For instance, Brymo’s legal battle with Chocolate City was a long and drawn-out affair. Similarly, Skales and Baseline Records ended their relationship on a sour note, taking each other to court. Runtown’s highly publicised dispute with Eric Many paints a similar picture.

In 2022, the industry was rocked by the very public fight between Marlian Records and Mohbad, which gained even more attention after the artist’s tragic passing. These cases highlight the contrasting situations in the Afrobeats world, where Reekado’s smooth departure from Mavin Records is a welcome exception.

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Kate Henshaw Breaks Silence On Her Mother’s Passing

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Kate Henshaw lost her mother, who passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. The news was first shared publicly by Emeka Rollas, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).

Following the news, Kate Henshaw took to Instagram to confirm the passing of her mother. She also expressed her appreciation for the public’s support and requested that they keep her in their thoughts during this difficult time.

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my mother on March 1st 2024,” the actress wrote. “Your prayers mean the world to me during this difficult time. Please keep my family in your thought. Rest in peace Mummy. Love. Kate Henshaw,” the statement reads.

 

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The news of Kate Henshaw’s mother’s passing comes a few days after the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, shared the news on his official Instagram page on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. This suggests there may have been a short delay between passing and the public announcement.

Sad Day for Actors Guild of Nigeria. Kate Henshaw lost her mother earlier today and Mr Ibu suffered cardiac arrest according to his manager for 24 years Mr Don Single Nwuzor. I announce with deep sense of grief that Mr Ibu didnt make it. May his soul rest in peace. @actorsguildofnigeria,” his post read.

Fans and fellow actors from the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, have flooded Kate Henshaw’s Instagram page with messages of condolence and support in the wake of her mother’s passing.

Sending you love sis, May God strengthen your family at this time. And May her gentle soul rest with the angels 🙏🏾 Hugs ❤️,” the actress Susan Peters said.

“God Abeg oooo! So sorry sis 😢😢😢 pls take heart,” the actress Uche Ogbodo said.

“Dear Aunty Kate, My Condolences 💐 It is well with you and your Family❤,” the actor Oluwaseyi Kelvin Audu said.

“My deepest condolence Sis. May God comfort you at this trying time . God rest her soul 🙏🕊️❤️,” actor Ken Erics posted.

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Burna Boy Achieves Historic Feat At Sold-out Boston Concert

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Burna Boy continues to solidify his status as a global music powerhouse with his captivating live performances. On March 2nd, the superstar headlined a sold-out show at the 20,000-seat TD Arena in Boston, marking another stop on his “I Told Them” tour.

This concert further cemented his reputation as a global entertainer following his historic back-to-back sold-out shows at the 19,000-capacity Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto, making him the first African artist to achieve this feat.

The Boston concert wasn’t just about electrifying the audience with his music. Burna Boy also received special recognition from the Mayor of Boston, who presented him with a plaque commemorating “Burna Boy Day.”

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Burna Boy’s success transcends individual performances and tours. Since his 2018 international breakthrough with the hit single “YE,” he has consistently broken records and achieved numerous firsts for Nigerian and African music.

Notably, he became the first Nigerian mainstream pop artist to win a Grammy Award, receiving it for his fifth album, “Twice As Tall.” He also holds the record for most Grammy nominations (10) for a Nigerian artist and is the first African artist to win three consecutive BET Awards.

 

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Burna Boy’s impact extends beyond the awards and accolades. He is consistently pushing boundaries in the live performance scene. He holds the distinction of being the first African artist to headline stadium concerts in both the United Kingdom and the United States, further solidifying his position as a global leader in Afrobeats and a true inspiration to the continent.

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