Jhene Aiko to host Grammy Award premiere ceremony
FILE - Singer Jhene Aiko poses for a portrait on Dec. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. Aiko will host the 63rd GRAMMY Awards on March 14. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES – Jhene Aiko will take on hosting duties at the Grammy Awards premiere ceremony this month. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the Grammy-nominated singer will host the pre-show, where most trophies are awarded. The Grammys will be held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.
Beyoncé, Diddy, Rihanna call for end to Nigeria’s police brutality and unrest
A “heartbroken” Beyoncé said late Wednesday that she has been working to help end police brutality in Nigeria after weeks of unrest have enveloped the African nation. “I am heartbroken to see the senseless brutality taking place in Nigeria,” the Grammy-winning singer wrote on her Instagram account and website. — Wizkid (@wizkidayo) October 11, 2020Stateside, several other celebrities have acknowledged the unrest, including Rihanna, Trevor Noah and Diddy. We should all support #EndSARS and the movement for a Nigeria free from corruption!”AdvertisementWhat our Nigerian brothers and sisters are going through is painful and all too familiar. We should all support #EndSARS and the movement for a Nigeria free from corruption!latimes.com
Apple Music to launch its 1st radio show in Africa
NEW YORK Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa. Cuppy, the Nigerian-born DJ and music producer, will host the weekly one-hour show, which will be available at 9 a.m. EDT. The show represents a journey from West to East and North to South, but importantly a narrative of Africa then to Africa now, Cuppy in a statement. Apple Musics announcement comes the same week Universal Music Group said it was launching Def Jam Africa, a new division of the label focused on representing hip-hop, Afrobeat and trap talent in Africa. The label said it will be based in Johannesburg and Lagos but plans to sign talent from all over the continent.