The world is currently dealing with the deadly global pandemic that is threatening to wipe off humanity if appropriate measures are not taken to curb the spread.
The past few months have been tough and hard on citizens of the countries where cases of coronavirus have been recorded. A lot of governments have been forced to institute a stay-at-home order where its citizens are strongly advised against going out in order to protect them from contracting the virus.
As expected, the lockdown has caused a lot of people to spend long hours indoors more than they have been ever used to, for this reason, a lot of people are getting bored and reeling in anxiety.
Interestingly, people all over the world have found different means to help them deal with the chaos that is currently ravaging the world. While many are keeping their worries at bay by listening to some of their favourite songs, others have called on their favourite singers to release more music to help them navigate the tough and troubling time.
Here are a list of four Nigerian singers who have used their music to comfort fans during this lockdown.
2Baba: Some weeks ago, 2Baba Idibia in collaboration with popular beer brand organized a one hour E-concert in which he thrilled his fans and gave them a soothing performance to help them forget their worries.
2 Baba gave them energetic performance of some of his hit songs that carry strong and socially conscious messages.
Teni: The much loved singer who has also been crowned on social media as the queen of free style has continued to treat her fans to short and captivating videos of her singing. Teni also released a song titled ‘isolate’ amidst the lockdown. In the single the songstress rides on the team of isolation and she wants to spend the COVID-19 lockdown with some one special.
Davido and Asa: The two teamed up with Udux music for an E-concert series in which they took turns to sing each other’s song to the excitement of their fans and followers that turned into the live video session.
International celebrities like John legend and Shawn Mendes amongst others have also organised E-concerts via their instagram pages to help keep their fans entertained and re-assured them that all these will be over sooner than later.
Chief Amachree Pays Tribute To Late Ernest Adeleye
The Father of Tourism in Nigeria and President, Centre for Promotion of Peace, Tourism, Arts and Culture (CEPTAC), Chief (Dr) Mike S. Amachree has paid tribute to the former Military Governor of Rivers State, late Air Vice Marshall Ernest Olawumi Adeleye who recently passed on to the great beyond.
He recalled the selfless commitment of late Ernest Adeleye to the development of the tourism sector as he was responsible for the establishment and commissioning of the famous Port Harcourt Tourist Beach in 1990, as well as the promotion of other tourist sites in the state.
He noted that his achievements in the tourism sector in the state will remain ever green in the minds of the good people of the Rivers State.
The Tourism mogul sincerely condoled with the family, The Nigerin Airforce Authority, the Ekiti State government and Nigeria as a whole for the irreparable loss and prayed God to grant his soul perfect peace.
Patoranking Releases New Music, Abule
Date: July 29, 2020
Song Title: Abule
Video Director: TBA
Details/Takeaway: The single is a celebration of his Lagos neighbourhood, Ebute Metta and of hoods worldwide – premiered, yesterday on Beats 1 with Ebro and is out now on all DSPs.
The release of ‘Abule’ will be supported by several digital initiatives and a music video dropping August 5, all with the theme of representing and protecting your hood.
“I’m proud to be from my abule, because to have made it coming from there it’s only by God’s grace”, Patoranking says. “It’s made me who I am today and it’s part of my story. So I waste no opportunity to let people know about my ghetto.
“I feel it’s important through this new song to give my fans a chance to celebrate their own abules. And to protect their abules, too. Back in May, my team and I partnered with Ebele and Anyichuks Foundation to go to many ghettos across Lagos to give away masks and relief items. It’s important we stay safe and do part to protect”.
Wizkid Gets Grand Concert Piano On 30th Birthday
In July 16, Nigerian music superstar, Wizkid turned 30 in the faraway United Kingdom and he got a grand concert piano as one of his numerous gifts.
The new piano was delivered to the singer’s high-end home in London just in time for his 30th birthday.
The singer woke up to a birthday surprise, allegedly organized by his baby mama, Jada Pollock and his management team.
Sources didn’t divulge who bought the piano as a birthday gift for Wizkid but the cost of the grand concert piano was touted at almost 1000 pounds.
The signer was also reported to have had another round of surprise in a music studio, where he had gone for a recording.
Few days after his birthday celebration, Wizkid shared a picture of his new musical instrument on his Instagram story.
In a picture, Wizkid was spotted trying his hands on the piano. He also shared another picture of his third son, Zion, playing around the piano.
It is unsure if Wizkid has acquired some piano lessons, the singer has not been seen playing any musical instrument at gigs or shows since he began in the last decade.