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Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio Anniversary Special. This Latest Episode Features a Special Anniversary Look-Back at 52 Weeks of Showcasing the Continent’s Biggest Hits – and the Artists Behind Them!

The Anniversary Special

Sunday, May 30th 2021 marked one full year of Africa Now Radio on Apple Music 1. Over 52 episodes, Cuppy has led a sonic tour across Africa, interviewing the biggest and best acts, and shining a spotlight on the next generation of African superstars. On this special anniversary episode, Cuppy takes us through some of the most special highlights over the past year, including artist interviews, the most notable chart-toppers from the past 12 months—and a mix of her personal favourites.

Interview Highlights

Cuppy shares her best interview moments with this week’s cover stars: on episode 7, Tiwa Savage revealed how she set her own trends, along with the themes behind her Celia EP; while Tems revealed her favourite featured artist on her debut album, For Broken Ears (episode 19); and Davido celebrated the joys of fatherhood and sharing culture through music (episode 25). Adekunle Gold also delivers a special shout-out.

Big Tracks

Rounding up the top songs of the year, Cuppy shares the hottest tracks from Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Rema, Cassper Nyovest feat. Lady Du, Ayra Starr, Tems, Davido feat. CKay, Otile Brown & Kizz Daniel, Burna Boy, Sha Sha, and Kuami Eugene.

Proverb of the Week

This week, Cuppy shares her own words of wisdom: “You were born in this world an original, so don’t die as a copy”—reminding us to celebrate the power in our own strengths, and all that makes us unique.

Mini Mix

Closing out the show, Cuppy curates a special mini-mix of her favourite tracks from the past 12 months—all featured on Apple Music’s Africa Nowplaylist. This week’s mix includes music from KiDi, Nelson Freitas, KDDO, Yemi Alade, Master KG, Sho Madjozi and more. Listen HERE.

Tune in and listen to the full episode on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow

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Tiwa Savage Tells Apple Music About the Track “Koroba”

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Tiwa Savage: I have a song on the album called “Koroba” and it’s like, oh, I don’t even know, because it’s you Cuppy I’m going to tell you. Honestly, my management team are going to kill me, but it’s one of my favorite.

Cuppy: Africa Now exclusive!

Tiwa Savage: Listen, I’m telling you, it’s a song about, you know how everybody talks about runs girls. Like runs girls are girls who go after rich married men or people just for money and we’re always talking down on them, but the song is about, it takes two you know. So what about the guys who are in the relationship with these runs girls? So yeah, I have a song about that.

Cuppy: T, you’re going to shake the tables. I’m excited and worried at the same time.

Tiwa Savage Tells Apple Music About Female Perspectives in African music

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We have so many amazing male African artists, not even just Afrobeat, I’m talking about all across Africa, like Sarkodie, Nasty C, Diamond. We have Wiz, Davido, Burna, everybody. They are amazing. And they sing Afrobeats from a male perspective and we love it. But I’m like, “Listen, there’re some things that I need to put on some Afrobeats that my girls are going to be like, ‘What?’ “ I want to show a vulnerable side. I want to go to a concert and girls are singing their hearts out because they’ve been through this emotion, but it’s still on Afrobeats. I want to sing songs and make girls feel sexy or sensual or make them want to be a boss, but also vulnerable. We need to speak with you, our story needs to be told, somehow.

Davido on ‘Fem’ becoming the anthem for #EndSars protests in Nigeria

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“I didn’t see this coming, and then I dropped it, and then three weeks later, everybody singing it, everybody protest… ”

“I played that song since June, it just happened to be by chance that happened. But I was really delighted to see that they were using my music as a voice, not being violent, just really enjoying it. It was really amazing to see. But I loved this.”

Davido on sharing his Nigerian culture with close collaborators

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“I always let them know the bigger picture of things, like it’s outside… Forget the music. This, what we’re doing, bridging Africa, you know, Africa-America, what we’re doing is way bigger than the music. We’re forming an alliance that cannot be beat. I’ve tried to explain to them, like I’m talking to Lil Baby about it, investing in property in Africa, stuff like that. Summer Walker telling me she wants to move to Nigeria. That’s it for me. It’s more of, ‘Let’s share our culture,’ and you see that you end up doing bigger things than even music. ”

Tems on “Damages” video

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Cuppy: There were only women in the video. I noticed that.

Tems: Yeah. Oh yeah, because I mean, I’m not saying that all guys are damaged or like trash, but I wanted it to be a house, just pure vibes. A house full of pure vibes and no damages. And the thing is, guys may not be damages, but when there’s guys around, there’s always damage lurking somewhere. I’m not saying that they are the ones that have the damage, it’s just always-

Cuppy: A hundred percent potential.

Tems: There’s potential for it to get complicated.

Tems on her mum’s cameo on her debut album

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Tems: That’s actually my mom. And she was talking about when she got pregnant, and how she didn’t even know she was pregnant. She was in church, and she just got a message. And it was just like, “You’re about to have a girl, and her name is Temilade.” And back then, back in the day, in your [foreign language], you don’t name your children. Your parents name your children.

Cuppy: Absolutely.

Tems: Or your family names your children, not you. And if any of your parents are naming their child, it’s the father, rather than the mother. It usually is the father. And so, my mom was just talking about how… People didn’t… They were just like, “How dare you try and just bring a name up in here? You’ve not even had the baby. You’re still pregnant. And you’re saying that this girl’s name is Temilade. No.” And she was like, “Well, I don’t know. You can say anything you want to, but that’s going to be her name or she’s not going to have [foreign language]. So it’s Temilade or nothing.” So she really fought to name me in that world.

BREAKING: Prophet T.B. Joshua is dead. Mr Joshua reigned for several decades as a fiery preacher on television, using his platform to attract a large number of Christians from across the world.

Temitope Balogun Joshua, a frontline Nigerian preacher and televangelist, has died, family sources told Peoples Gazette.

Mr Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), died in Lagos on Saturday evening shortly after concluding a programme at his church, The Gazette learnt from family sources who did not want to be quoted as an official statement was still being prepared. He was 57.

The cause of death was not immediately disclosed to The Gazette, but family sources said his remains had been deposited at the morgue and an autopsy would be performed forthwith.

Mr Joshua reigned for several decades as a fiery preacher on television, using his platform to attract a large number of Christians from across the world. Emmanuel TV, run by Mr Joshua’s SCOAN, is one of Nigeria’s largest Christian broadcast stations, available worldwide via digital and terrestrial switches.

In 2014, his church was at the centre of a multi-national investigation following a section of his church headquarters in Lagos collapsed, leaving dozens killed and many more injured.

Mr Joshua denied allegations of negligence and a trial over the incident was still underway prior to his Demise. BREAKING: Prophet T.B. Joshua is dead.

Video: Abena Korkor Reveals The Number Of Men She Has Slept With. Media personality Nana Abena Korkor Addo has made some damning revelations about actress Lydia Forson and renowned Journalist Nana Aba Anamoah.

In a live session on Instagram, Abena Korkor dropped a long list of celebrities she has had sexual encounters with.

Abena Korkor who is also a Mental Health Advocate claimed she has had sexual encounters with Lexis Bill, KOD, Sammy Awuku and others.

According to Abena, she had a sexual relationship with broadcast Journalist Kojo Yankson who was also having sexual encounters with Nana Aba Anamoah and Lydia Forson at the same time.

“I mentioned Kojo’s Yankson’s name some years ago that we had sex. Yes, we did. It was fun, I think I wanted more but to him, I was just a big bum that he is having fun with. I think he was actually dating Nana Aba Anamoah and sleeping with Lydia Forson at the same time. I just hope the two women knew and they were ok with that”, Abena Korkor disclosed.

She added that her interview with Delay was very therapeutic for her and has given her the will to talk about everything that happened to her in the past.

Watch the video below; Video: Abena Korkor Reveals The Number Of Men She Has Slept With.

Reason Behind Efia Odo Quitting Twitter Explained. Ghanaian actress and socialite Andrea Owusu, popularly known as Efia Odo, deactivated her Twitter account Thursday after becoming the latest target of cyberbullying.

The move follows a series of tweets suggesting she will be the first lady to sleep with 20-year-old Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi, following his arrival in the country yesterday.

Efia Odo may have come under a number of abusive attacks online, but it appears the latest slut-shaming comments from Twitter users have struck her harder than anything else in the past.

Efia Odo noted she has developed tough skin to withstand cyberbully but was deeply hurt to be tagged as a ‘cheap prostitute’ – a name that does not define her personality – amid fighting for change in this country.

Moments before leaving the microblogging site, she wrote that she was appalled by the way people “treated her like crap”.

Her post read: “I am strong AF but it’s hurtful when y’all tag me with these names. A footballer is in town and y’all keep saying I’m gonna be the first person he fucks. I’m here putting my life at risk for a better Ghana and all y’all do is attack me and make me feel like crap! Smh y’all won”

Twene Jonas is homeless and sleeps at train stations – Abronye DC. The Bono regional Chairman of the ruling NPP Abronye DC has launched an attack on US-based social media commentator Twene Jonas.

According to the politician, he has done thorogh investigations about Jonas who is always bashing the government and insulting leaders anh has realized that he has no plot of land at Bechem where he hails from.

The politician who is noted for his hard attack on issues involving the NPP went further to claim that Twene Jonas is homeless in the United States.

Abronye went on to allegde that Jonas sleeps at trains stations but always comes on social media to boast about living a comfortable life in the US.

He called on Ghanaians to stop wasting the data bundles which they always complain is expensive in watching Twene Jonas because he has nothing to offer.

Abronye concluded that Twene is using his smartness to make money from the general public.

Listen to his interview below: Twene Jonas is homeless and sleeps at train stations – Abronye DC.

Photos: Shatta Bandle holds naming ceremony for his first child. Ghanaian social media sensation Firdaus Idrissu popularly known as Shatta Bandle has reportedly given birth to his first child.

The diminutive star outdoor his baby girl in a private ceremony on Saturday, 29th May 2021.

In some photos sighted online, Shatta Bandle was seen in the company of his diminutive brothers at the ceremony.

The self-acclaimed richest man in Africa shared a picture of his fair-looking beautiful daughter. Shatta Bandle is a well-known internet sensation who shot to fame after claiming he is the richest man in Africa.

He hails from the Karaga district in the Northern region of Ghana. See photos below; Photos: Shatta Bandle holds naming ceremony for his first child.

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Fix Your Rivers Before You Use Them To Curse Me – Twene Jonas

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Fix Your Rivers Before You Use Them To Curse Me – Twene Jonas. Until the rivers in Ghana become colourless, no curse will befall on me as I’m fighting for the river gods – Twene Jonas

Most recently, some elders of the Bechem traditional area ganged up at a shrine to invoke curses on Twene Jonas for reportedly insulting the King of the Asante Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The social media commentator who lives in the U.S and known for criticizing Ghanaian leaders, in his latest rant about Galamsey destroying water bodies, descended on chiefs in Ghana.

However, his comment caused upset among some people who decided to attack him for insulting the Asantehene.

Some elders of the Bechem traditional area ganged up at a shrine on 24th May 2021 to invoke curses on Twene Jonas.

These Bechem elders who had performed ritual sacrifices on top of the curses to end the life of Twene Jonas were captured in a video going viral on social media.

But in the vice of highly-opinionated Twene Jonas, until the rivers in Ghana become colourless, no curse will befall on me as he’s fighting for the river gods.

VIDEO BELOW: Fix Your Rivers Before You Use Them To Curse Me – Twene Jonas.

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Video: I pray Nana Addo Dies In A Plane Crash – Radio Presenter. If God listens to the prayers of anyone who plots evil against his fellow man, then Ghana must brace itself for the worst tragedy ever to hit this country.

The fore is based on an unpleasant and distasteful statement made by a presenter with Radio Gold who has vented his anger at President Akufo-Addo for using a luxurious private jet for his recent foreign travel.

In a video going viral on social media, the angry radio presenter, without mincing words, stated that any expensive private jet that will carry president Akufo Addo should crash and kill him.

According to him, Ghana “loses nothing” should the president die in such a horrific manner.

Watch the video below; Video: I pray Nana Addo Dies In A Plane Crash – Radio Presenter.

Police officer arrested for insulting Akufo-Addo and Bawumia on Facebook. A Police officer, stationed at a Police Station in Prampram is facing disciplinary actions for allegedly insulting President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Bawumia on social media.

Corporal Frederick Kwaku Dzemeki was detained by the Tema Regional Police Command after disrespecting the President and his Vice during an online show hosted by the embattled media personality, Captain Smart.

“Our leaders are very stupid and stubborn. They don’t reason at all. Ghana is sick. Number 1 is sick and number two too is sick,” Dzemeki wrote in the comment section on Facebook during the Smart Show.

Dzemeki since his abusive remarks has been hauled to face disciplinary action by the Ghana Police Service, a Police wireless message revealed.

He was released on Thursday but ordered to report to the Regional Police headquarters today, Friday, May 28, 2021, at 1000Hrs to come before the Deputy Police Commander for further action. Police officer arrested for insulting Akufo-Addo and Bawumia on Facebook.

You are fools – Captain Smart slams Bechem chiefs. Radio and television personality Captain Smart has jumped to the defense of US-based Ghanaian social media commentator Twene Jonas.

Captain Smart who is still on suspension from ABN on his Smart show on his personal television station questioned what Twene Jonas said wrong about the Otumfour.

According to him, Twene Jonas said nothing wrong and most importantly nothing against the overlord of the Ashanti kingdom.

He explained that the main idea by people who have rained curses on Twene Jonas is just to get Otumfour and him (Jonas) in a fight but that is not going to happen.

Captain Smart went ahead and questioned the lies in Twene Jonas’ statement about the chiefs who engaged in galamsey.

The anti-corruption crusader hard the opportunity to insult the chiefs who are engaged in the act and cursing Twene Jonas for saying the truth.

He described them as fools.

Watch the video below: You are fools – Captain Smart slams Bechem chiefs.