“Indian Girl” is off Gbayi’s forthcoming highly anticipated EP, “LOST IN LUST,” and was inspired by an old melodious hook he had created a while back, playing with fun and dance-worthy vibes.

Talented Artiste – Gbayi Impresses On Melodic New Single – ‘Indian Girl’

Gbayi, a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer is pleased to announce the release of his melodically infectious single, ‘Indian Girl” this December. The song is set to release under Measurable Accurate Digital Solutions (MAD SOLUTIONS), Africa’s leading digital content aggregator, digital marketing and technical solutions provider.

After hearing the unique beat, I was able to come up with a romantic and fun rhythm for lovers to relate and vibe to. I knew it would be something we could have fun with, especially when listening with that one person who caught your attention on the dance floor. – Gbayi

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The City of London Corporation, which manages London’s historic center and financial hub, has voted to remove two monuments to British politicians linked to the transatlantic slave trade. The statue of William Beckford, a two-time mayor of London who made his fortune in plantations in Jamaica in the late 1700s, will reportedly be re-sited and replaced with a new work. The monument to Sir John Cass, a 17th-century member of Parliament, philanthropist, and merchant who profited from the Royal African Company, a major force in the slave economy, will be returned to the Sir John Cass Foundation. His name has already been stripped from the City University of London’s business school.

The vote follows an announcement from the U.K. government of laws intended to safeguard historic monuments in England. According to a report in the Art Newspaper, the proposed plans would require individuals to obtain “building consent … Read the rest

American rapper and Dream Chasers Records boss, Meek Mill has asked fans via Twitter to link him with a new and young Nigerian artist.

On the 23rd of January 2021 he took to his Twitter account to ask his fans to plug him with a young Nigerian artist, specifically from the new generation. He tweeted;

“Link me with the new young Nigerian artist!!! 🖼🖼🖼🖼🖼 tag me link”

Meek Mill has previously worked with a Nigerian artiste. He was featured on ‘Fans Mi’ by Davido. The song was released on the 9th of June 2015.

Also, mixed reactions have trailed Meek Mill’s tweet. Some followers think Meek is looking for a Nigerian painter while others feel he is looking for a Nigerian recording artiste. Below are some of the reactions;

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With the San Francisco Art Institute, one of the most highly regarded art schools in the U.S., facing pushback over recent moves it has made over its future, board chair Pam Rorke Levy has resigned. Photographer Lonnie Graham, who has been on the SFAI board since July, will take over her post effective immediately. The school also announced that John Marx had been named vice chair of the board.

In a statement, Levy, who has served as board chair since 2018, said, “As SFAI begins to reimagine itself for a new era post-pandemic and actively recruits for fall 2021, Lonnie Graham is the perfect candidate for the role of Board Chair.”

Last year, the nearly 150-year-old art school made headlines because it claimed that it faced the possibility of permanent closure due to Covid-19 and declining enrollment. Levy and Gordon Knox, the school’s president, said in April 2020 … Read the rest

While the whole world was soaking in the epoch once-in-a-lifetime moment it was to see the 21st day on the first month of the 21st year of the 20th century, the megastar makers at Mavins Record Label were brimming with good news of the musical sort. This news soon became public when Mavins owner, Don Jazzy took to his social media to announce the signing of Ayra Starr, encouraging everyone to follow the singer.  

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For some people, the name Ayra Starr is the name of an untapped act whose Instagram freestyles they enjoyed, but for most people, she’s a new name and voice, if you’re one of such, here are some things we know so far about Mavins’ Records new signee: 

1. Ayra Starr is an 18-year-old afropop singer with a powerful voice and although she is Lagos based, Read the rest

Spread across a thick field of leeks in the Netherlands is Daan Roosegaarde’s new installation that illuminates the practice of modern farming, highlighting the plants that feed us and their plights. In “Grow,” the Dutch artist and designer, who’s known for glowing, interactive exhibits, implanted the rows with red, blue, and ultraviolet lights that shine vertically across the crop and shift in entrancing motion.

Spanning 20,000-square-meters, the multi-faceted project is both aesthetic and practical: the radiant landscape is visually stunning, while the embedded elements enhance plant growth and cut pesticide use in half. Roosegaarde worked with existing photobiological technology and distinct “light recipes” that are thought to improve crop resistance and their metabolisms without added chemicals. “It gives a new meaning to the word ‘agri-culture’ by reframing the landscape as a living cultural artwork,” the studio says in a statement.

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In 2019, when Charles Stwart was named CEO of Sotheby’s, he knew 2020 was going to be a year of big changes. But he got more change than expected, when, due to restrictions around the coronavirus pandemic that began in March, his first full auction season faced a global shut down. Yet when your mission is to continue to move a 276-year-old company into the digital future, more change is probably better than less. For the auction house, the pandemic’s silver lining has been the rapid change forced upon the international art market.

“The longer the current lockdowns and restrictions remain, the weaker the pre-Covid habits become,” said Stewart, seated in a back hallway at the houses’s York Avenue headquarters behind the exhibition for the upcoming blockbuster Old Masters evening sale, in an interview. “It’s not at all clear to me that everything snaps back.”

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Music producer and owner of Mavin Records label company, Don Jazzy has announced the signing of a female artiste, Ayra Starr, into his music fold. 

The signing was made known on the 21st of January via an excited tweet where Don Jazzy simply said; “Follow @ayrastarr I’m following back. #MavinActivated” 

A perusal of the new artiste’s online profile from an introductory video clip of her artiste persona, has revealed Ayra to be a young RnB singer with powerful vocals. 

Don Jazzy, who has quite the talent booster portfolio under his belt, also went into full-on A&R mode on his Instagram page where he broke down his reasons for signing the 18 years old talent, Ayra Starr with an introductory video.

He said;

“Last year I met the most incredible 18 year old girl, her

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Gagosian, one of the world’s biggest galleries, with over a dozen locations, has named Antwaun Sargent a director and curator, according to the New York Times. The 32-year-old writer plans to dedicate his time to artists whose practices examine prescient issues of identity and representation. He will be based in New York City as one of around 30 directors working across the gallery’s sprawling operation.

For about a decade, Sargent has written about and curated exhibitions devoted to Black artists. His 2019 book The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion, which examined growing Black representation in fashion photography, was met with acclaim. He also edited the book Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists, a survey of the next generation of Black artists driving visual culture focused on works owned by Bernard Lumpkin and Carmine Boccuzzi. (With Matt Wycoff, Sargent curated a … Read the rest

Down in the African branch of the world’s poverty capital, there exists a scheme which despite its fraudulent nature, is a quick path to wealth. Internet fraud, popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ in Nigeria, is the scheme. Originated in the earliest cybercafes as postal fraud in  the late 1990s when the national economy started to take a dip following oil price fluctuation,  has since grown into a huge racket like a highly pitched song in an opera.

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In the present day, internet fraud has become an activity that countless Nigerian youths engage in to eke a living for themselves, and to fund the extravagant lifestyle of their dreams. As a result, it has grown from being an illicit activity to being a highly glorified activity. This glorification is mainly done through music, especially songs belonging to the street hop genre. In these songs, musicians can be heard giving Read the rest