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Buju Banton Returns To Summerjam After 10 Years.

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Grammy award- winning reggae and dancehall artiste Buju Banton has been confirmed for this year’s Summerjam Festival, held annually in Cologne, Germany.

That show is set for the Thomas A. Robinson National Sports Stadium and is being promoted by Bahamian firm Paradise Productions.

Buju will headline the Red Stage on Saturday, July 6. This is the first European show announced for Buju’s highly anticipated Long Walk to Freedom Tour.

According to the organisers, this year will be very special in light of UNESCO’s official declaration of reggae music as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Although this announcement marks the first of Buju’s European dates, the reggae star will have already been on the road for some time. Following his official re-entry to the stage on March 16 at the National Stadium in Kingston, Buju will perform in Nassau, The Bahamas, on March 30.

He is also set to perform in Trinidad on April 21 at the Queen’s Park Savannah in a concert dubbed ‘I Am Legend’. Buju will then travel to Barbados for the Barbados Reggae Festival at Kensington Oval on April 27.

Before heading off to Europe, he will perform at the St Kitts Music Festival, which will take place from June 26 to 30. There, the deejay joins a strong line-up that includes Smokey Robinson, Popcaan, French Montana, and Davido.

Hailed as one of the biggest reggae, dancehall, and hip-hop festivals in Europe, Summerjam has been held for over 34 years, showcasing appearances from international music stars from all over the world.

Past Summerjam stages have carried some local legends, including Buju. It was one decade ago that the Gargamel appeared there, alongside reggae acts Bunny Wailer, UB40, Anthony B, Sly & Robbie, Junior Kelly, Bitty McLean, U-Roy, Glen Washington, Pablo Moses, Horace Andy, and Freddie McGregor.

Still, the musical torch continues to blaze, and this year, Jimmy Cliff, Popcaan, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Agent Sasco, Samory I, Richie Spice and sensational newcomer Koffee are the Jamaican acts advertised for Summerjam 2019.

By: Gerrard-Israel

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R. Kelly Turns Himself In Hours After Being Charged With Sexual Abuse.

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R. Kelly has turned himself in to the authorities, nearly seven hours after being charged with sexual abuse.

The singer-songwriter was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Illinois' Cook County on Friday afternoon. Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that the star has since been taken into police custody in reference to the alleged crimes and is expected to appear in court on Saturday afternoon.

Earlier this morning, it was revealed in documents that there are four alleged victims, with nine of Kelly's counts involving alleged victims ranging in age from 13 to 16. TMZ reported that in a grand jury hearing in Chicago, two women alleged that the famous singer had sex with minors and reportedly turned over physical evidence to prosecutors.

However, Kelly's lawyer Steve Greenberg alleges that Cook County State Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx "succumbed to public pressure" and thus charged the singer with the alleged crimes. He insists that the "Ignition" singer is "an innocent man."

"I think all the women are lying," Greenberg said during a press conference on Friday evening.

Moreover, Greenberg alleged that the charges against Kelly constitute a double jeopardy. He claimed in the press conference, "One of the charges appears to involve the same alleged victim from the earlier case, and double jeopardy should power that case. He won that case. The jury heard the facts in that case."

It has been just weeks since the Lifetime docu-series revealed years of allegations of sexual misconduct against the 52-year-old. Since then, people across the country have voiced their hopes to get justice for the alleged victims.

R. Kelly has consistently denied any allegations of abuse or misconduct over the years.

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New Music: Sensational Gospel Singer, FAFFA Drops Visuals Of “KPEGBADZA” Hit Song.

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Ghana's award-winning artiste, performer and songwriter, Fast rising and vibrant female urban Gospel artiste, FAFFA, currently, has finally released the music video to her latest offering titled “KPEGBADZA” - the song she has dedicated to the glory of God.

''KPEGBADZA'' an EWE word meaning 'Solid Rock' taken from the upcoming 3rd album, comes after a successful release and winning of ‘best gospel video’ for her song ‘Purpose Song’ in the NGMA 2018'', ‘Ewoe Koe Nye Mawu’, ‘For My Good’ and few others, which are already enjoying massive airplay across the country.

The songstress graced the song by releasing a colourful video to clearly aid in telling the meaning of the song. The multi-talented musician in her new banger, appreciates the grace of God on her life, and Jesus Christ being the solid and steadfast rock she lay her life on.

Largely known for composing preternatural lyrics on Afropop/Hiphop beats, FAFFA varies her rhythm this time with a reposeful reggae rhythm – set in her usual dulcet voice that gives the spirit-soul its physical comfiness.

Versatile Gospel musician, FAFFA has a great vocal timbre that is tolerable to hear over the multiple hours of live performances and dynamic enough to convey all necessary information to her audience, hence the need to reach her on various social media handles, precisely, Instagram and twitter @faffamusicworld.

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Eazzy Lets Us In On Her Love Life With Her New EP – SOLO.

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The first lady of Ghanaian music, Mildred Ashong prevalently known as Eazzy readies to talk about her love life with a 5 track EP starting with the release of her first single titled Odo which was produced by Mix Master Garzy.

The first ever EP to have come from the camp of Eazzy which is christened “Strength Of Love overrated” – SOLO – is made up of five tracks which are all love based. The five songs that made it onto the EP list are; “Celebrate”, “Odo”, “Love crime”, “Solo” and “Away”.

In a chit-chat, Eazzy motioned the ideation behind the release of the EP is to give her fans a back to back playlist which is love centered and its interestingly about some topics she has never touched on in the course of her career - Love.

Love is something a lot of people can relate too, we have all been hurt by love and have also been appreciated through love. We have all been there before, this coming from an honest place”. She ended.

The “Odo” song is couched to talk to a lover who has been gone for long and he/she is needed back to fill the vacuum their absence had created. Eazzy added an audio visual to the song which has left us looking out for more as she added she will drop an audio visual, each for the five songs on the EP from now till June.

Below is the audio visual for her Odo song, off her soon to be released EP - SOLO.

https://youtu.be/s1UgCFDl92c
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