Smirnoff, the world’s number 1 vodka, put Niniola, Queen of Afro-House music on the spot and she delivered in grand style in the popular Smirnoff InfamousMix Series

 

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As a featured guest on the second episode of the hit YouTube series, Smirnoff’s infamousMix, Niniola dived into hot topics shout the Nigerian music industry with show host, Top Boy, DJ Spinall. Over delicious Smirnoff X1 cocktails, the duo debated Niniola’s discography, her opinion on clout-chasing and women in the music industry, and a lot more.

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Critiquing the desire for public approval, a timeless performer, Niniola noted:

When you bring your problems to public court, you lead people to dig up dirt about you. What then do you gain? There is life after the period of trending. What happens to you

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Although Bill Traylor is now coming to be considered a major figure in 20th century U.S. art history, little is known about his life. The facts are these: Traylor was born in 1853 into slavery, and he died in 1949. A Black man in Montgomery, Alabama, he spent the majority of his life enduring Jim Crow oppression. He came to art-making late in his career, working with charcoal, paint, crayon, paper, and other materials when he was already in his 80s. Historians are aware of various details throughout, but there are still a number of gaps, leaving questions about who Traylor really was.

The reason many have remained fascinated in Traylor, though, is not the lacunas in his biography, but the explosive creativity that can be seen in his art. His output was so singular, it seems that it was always just waiting below the surface, ready for Traylor to … Read the rest

“Heisenberg Object V – Cortez” (2021), leather, foam, and resin, 30 x 18 x 15 centimeters. All images © Fabian Oefner, shared with permission

In Heisenberg Objects, Fabian Oefner (previously) translates quantum mechanic’s uncertainty principle into a sculptural series of segmented objects. The Connecticut-based artist uses resin to solidify the everyday items, which include sneakers, a Leica M6, a tape recorder, a Seiko clock, and flight recorder, before slicing them into countless individual pieces. He then aggregates those fragmented parts into dissected sculptures that resemble the original object through a distorted view of the inner and outer mechanisms.

Drawing its name from German physicist Werner Heisenberg, the series is rooted in the basics of the uncertainty principle, which states that no two particles can be measured accurately at exactly the same time. “You can either determine one parameter and ignore the other or vice versa, but you can never … Read the rest

Others, however, attribute lack of participation in political life to apathetic citizenry. Speaking of brushes. Today we journeyed to The Holy Lands, a.k.a., The Franciscan Monastery.

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There are many benefits associated with art news that can make decorating your home a breeze. I am inspired by the beauty of all the national parks you have photographed. I think I like the pictures of the people trying to hug the big redwood tree best, so I tweeted a link to this hub. Thanks for linking to my Joshua Tree hub. Man on the Moon peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, but it hit number two on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks, and number four on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks lists. It as also included on the soundtrack for the bio-pic in 1999. Automatic for the People went on to sell 3.5 million … Read the rest

Every day the internet reminds us of the importance of giving flowers to those deserving of them as and at when due. Today, the 16th of April marks World Voice Day, as a result, we’ll be highlighting some of the top vocalists in Nigeria that have not only entertained us over time with their vocal power, strength and range, but also new acts that are also making a mark with their vocal dexterity.  

Wande Coal

The Mushin2MoHits maker is credited for being the inspiration and role model of some of our favourite new-age singers. This is because he has with his falsetto unlocked legendary range while being able to switch things up to party mode. For this alone, his debut album is referenced as an undisputed classic and touted by many as the best body of work out of the #234. 

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The 2020–21 issue of Art in America’s Annual Guide, released in December 2020, includes interviews with museum directors about how they responded to the Covid-19 pandemic. In October, A.i.A. spoke with Olivier Meslay, director of the Clark Art Institute, which was privately founded in 1955 and is best known for its collection of European and American fine and decorative arts dating from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. One of the first American museums to reopen after the worldwide Covid-19 closures, the Massachusetts venue has the advantage of a rural location and sprawling campus, both of which are conducive to social distancing on the institution’s grounds. Below, Meslay details the indoor safety measures that have worked for the Institute, and discusses counteracting the effects of art depravation.

We wanted to welcome our visitors back as soon as possible. After all, our mission is to provide art … Read the rest

A vector image is one that is made from single points that are then connected by lines to make shapes, planes and vertices. This is the best hub I have read to date.

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In the graphic design world there are two main types of graphics. NB: Among the many notable buildings which are the subject of these hubpages, these may include religious buildings, described as churches, etc.; these descriptions centre on the buildings’ architectural and historical interest. This visit occurred a number of years ago. Beauty of soul and beauty of landscape coalesce, as the physical reality represents its spiritual counterpart. Furthermore, this compassionate, caring speaker has encountered many examples of “soul freshness” in “constant kind looks,” and thus he knows that, “founts of matchless love” exist in the hearts and souls of humanity. picplzthumbs Bitmap or raster graphics are composed of single pixels … Read the rest

“In the Light of a Shadow” (2021), installation view. Photo by Tony Luong. All images courtesy of MASS MoCA, shared with permission

Rocky debris, vintage photographs, and a wooden ship colliding with its own hull are suspended above a 100-yard gallery at MASS MoCA for “In the Light of a Shadow.” The work of Los Angeles-born artist Glenn Kaino (previously), the monumental installation generates a sprawling environment filled with thousands of floating elements that speak to the vast impact of protest and collective movements.

Lined with an aisle of light and constantly moving shadows, the hovering artworks fuse memories of past injustices and a brighter, hopeful path forward in an immersive experience. Specifically, Kaino uses “In the Light of a Shadow” as a response to the horrific events of Bloody Sunday in both Selma, Alabama, and Derry, Northern Ireland. He models the wrecked ship after the Shadow V, a modest … Read the rest

Musicians may get the bulk of the credit, love, and appreciation for the music we enjoy, but even these musicians will give shout-outs to other industry players that were instrumental in their path to success. This shout-out always includes DJs who put people on to new and good music by playing them in clubs, at parties, at radio stations, and including them in their mixes. Undoubtedly, DJs are in the Whatsapp group chat of the music industry movers and shakers and their role in the music ecosystem cannot be overstated. In that light, we’ve made a list of 15 of the most influential DJs in Nigeria and arranged them in ascending order while using parameters such as current relevance, influence overtime, endorsements, street credibility, social media following, and artist repertoire. 

1. DJ Jimmy Jatt

 

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Phillips’s live-streamed evening sale of 20th century and contemporary art in London tonight brought in a hammer total of £20.1 million, or £24.8 million with premium ($34.2 million), exceeding the auction’s £16.7 million–£23.5 million. Of the 33 lots on offer (a couple works, including the sale’s cover lot by Tamara de Lempicka, were withdrawn), 30 works sold, and 5 were guaranteed at a collected low estimate of £4 million ($5.5 million).

This year’s result is up by 17 percent from the total achieved during last year’s equivalent sale in February 2020, which brought in £21.4 million ($29.5 million) across 40 lots. That was a significantly lower total than the one achieved at March 2019’s sale, however, which, generating £37 million ($51 million) across 29 lots sold.

With the vaccine rollout underway in the U.S. and U.K., there is an air of optimism about businesses opening back up. In a post-sale … Read the rest