How Tomi Owo went from being a banker to creating "Beautiful" music | The Dice
Tomi Owó is a Nigerian singer-songwriter. She started her music career in 2018 with her five-song EP ‘Pieces’. The vocal and emotive live performer talks to GuardianTV on what goes on at the back end of music-making in Nigeria and running a music business.
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Music stars Rihanna and Cardi B earn honors at the Footwear News Awards
Music stars Rihanna and Cardi B were among those honored at the 34th Footwear News Awards held virtually on Tuesday. Sixteen artists and brands were honored during the ceremony with Crocs and Birkenstocks sharing brand of the year trophies. The Nike Dunk was named shoe of the year.
Music show: American jazz trumpeter Hermon Mehari releases personal second album
France-based American jazz trumpeter Hermon Mehari has released a powerful second record called "A Change for the Dreamlike". Recorded in the French countryside during the first lockdown, it's more personal than his 2017 debut record "Bleu". He describes it as a "modern mixtape of dreams". Mehari drew inspiration from his childhood in the American Midwest as well as his family history. He tells FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about the track "A Conversation with My Uncle", where he plays along to a story his uncle tells about his father escaping Eritrea.
Davido: View from the top cover shoot - Behind the Scenes
In Nigeria, coming from a wealthy elite family means that your life path has almost certainly already been charted for you so you don’t have to stray too far but if you venture out on your own to “do your own thing” and eventually make it big and become a global sensation, you would only be the guy or girl that did it after Davido.
Music show: E from The Eels on the band's new album 'Earth To Dora'
Some 24 years ago, American alternative rock band The Eels released the song "Novocaine For The Soul", leading them into music charts across the world and making them hot favourites among indie lovers. Over the years they've continued to craft beautiful, sensitive pop songs and rock out on tour. Although live shows may be on hold for now because of Covid-19, the band are this week releasing "Earth To Dora": a thirteenth studio album which features their trademark melancholy pop tones as well as cheerleading bangers. We caught up with frontman Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, to find out more.
Music and a lightshow: London musicians rally for support
Save Our Scene UK (SOS), an association of creative industry workers in the UK, protests with bike rides and noise across London and call for more financial support from the British government for their industry during the pandemic.
Music show: Irish singer-songwriter Róisín Murphy on her fifth album
Róisín Murphy has always straddled the line between full-blown popstar and underground queen. Whilst maximalist pop may currently be serving superstars like Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa, Róisín has always kept it edgy. Her new album "Róisín Machine" comes after the singer-songwriter kept busy during lockdown writing her next album and putting on live performances for her fans. We caught up with the Irish native to find out more about this album packed with dark disco anthems. Plus, we take a look at new tracks by Dizzee Rascal and Metz.
Music show: 1996 Eurovision winner Eimear Quinn drops powerful fourth studio album
Eimear Quinn shot to fame in 1996, winning the Eurovision award for Ireland. Since then, she's gone on to have a successful music career, touring all over the planet. She recently released her fourth solo studio album, "Ériu", an orchestral record of Irish music.
Nigerian Music Industry is challenging - Yungace | Popsicles
Sokan Oreoluwa Samuel popularly known as YungACE on Popsicles this week talks about his career and how challenging the Nigerian music industry is. YungACE is no doubt one of the finest and promising artiste in the Nigerian Music Industry.