"I was living in a shelter…" Tiwa Savage Drops Emotional Story On Life Before Fame

Following the release of CELIA the album, Tiwa Savage has revealed that before the fame and glam, she has once lived in a shelter in the U.S.

This revelation was made during her surprise party held by friends to celebrate her with the release of her album, CELIA.

Reminiscing on the past before her life as the Tiwa Savage we now know, the Koroba singer went from simply narrating to downright emotional as she thanked her friends, Elohor, whom she said is always there to pick her up. She said;

“I think I was 22 and we were in New York, … I was living in.. kinda like a shelter, a lot of people didn’t know this. It was a shelter for women, they had like drug abusers… I just graduated from school. You know as an international; student, you can’t work, so I couldn’t;t work but I was doing … Read the rest

Following the release of CELIA the album, Tiwa Savage has revealed that before the fame and glam, she has once lived in a shelter in the U.S.

This revelation was made during her surprise party held by friends to celebrate her with the release of her album, CELIA.

Reminiscing on the past before her life as the Tiwa Savage we now know, the Koroba singer went from simply narrating to downright emotional as she thanked her friends, Elohor, whom she said is always there to pick her up. She said;

“I think I was 22 and we were in New York, … I was living in.. kinda like a shelter, a lot of people didn’t know this. It was a shelter for women, they had like drug abusers… I just graduated from school. You know as an international; student, you can’t work, so I couldn’t;t work but I was doing … Read the rest

2020 Ghana Music Awards | Full Winners List

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The 21st Ghana music awards complete winners list

 

This year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), held this past weekend in Accra, Ghana at the Accra International Conference Centre. The event is aimed at celebrating Ghana’s steep culture, vivacious music, and iconic artistes.

The 21st edition of the annual awards show was scheduled to be climaxed with a three-day music celebration, from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2020. 30 awards in total were presented.

Find below the complete list of nominees for each category and their respective winners below:

Lifetime Achievement Award – George Darko

Traditional Artist of The Year Tesa (Winner)

Record of the Year

• Aka Kee Moko by Trigmatic
• Blema Tesaa by Perez Muzik
• Bolgatanga by Okyeame Kwame (Winner)
• Oh Me by Lamisi
• Sanbra by Akwaboah
• Woezor by Worlasi
• Dzigbordi by Lord Paper

Hiplife Song of the Read the rest

Iconic Producer Teck-Zilla Pools Top Lyrical Talent For New Track "Victory"

Str8buttah founder Teck-Zilla shares new song ‘Victory’

Hip Hop has enjoyed a great year in Nigeria thus far with many rappers and producers releasing great works –whether song, EP or album.

The veteran producer Teck-Zilla has been on a solid run too. The Str8buttah convener in 2019 collaborated extensively with iLLBliss (IllyZilla) while engaged in some personal projects. This year, he’s stretched his reach even further, working with young cats like Vader The Wildcard and Samvsthekids.

His latest song, “Victory,” is an international effort which pools top lyrical talent from Nigeria (Phlow), United States of America (Shhabbaam Sahdeeq and Phoenyx) and Canada (Eternia).

Teckzilla Victory

Iconic Hip Hop producer Teck-Zilla

Speaking to Teck-Zilla, he said of the record: “The track is about Victory from different perspectives. Each emcee came at it from their own viewpoints. Shhabbaam Sahdeeq spoke about a situation where Read the rest

Interview: Crayon Is All About The Energy, Vibes & Community

Budding Afro pop musician Crayon

Recently Notjustok interviewed Afro Pop artist Crayon over a phone call, a cold Lagos day. What follows is a compression of that conversation. 

2019. Barely a week after the release of his debut project Cray Cray, Crayon was performing in Port Harcourt and the reception to his songs awed the youngster. “People were going crazy for ‘So Fine’ and ‘Gock am’,” Crayon recalls excitedly in a WhatsApp voice note. “I was over the moon and the energy was so infectious. It was spiritual and I loved it.”

The music of Crayon is very communal. It’s the sound of people roaring an upbeat chorus or moving to the similarly paced beat. When the artist in 2019 signed to Don Jazzy’s record imprint which has housed Afro Pop icons like Tiwa Savage and Dr. Sid, it sparked celebration within the Lagos … Read the rest

My Esoteric’s Got Art

Robert Motherwell was a young American ‘Abstract Expressionist’ painter, printer, collage maker, and author. The collection of modern and contemporary art at the Gallery is noteworthy for exemplary works from the 20th century and the early years of the 21st century. Particular strengths are an exceptional group of avant-garde artworks from 1920 to 1940 represented in the Société Anonyme Collection, as well as an outstanding collection of mid-20th-century American paintings. Procter, S. (2006). What are we playing at? Social capital and music therapy. In R. Edwards, J. Franklin & J. Holland (Eds.), Assessing Social Capital: Concept, Policy and Practice (pp. 146-162). Cambridge: Scholars Press. When I was putting this together I was particularly struck by William Orpen’s story. So many of the other artists concentrated their attention on the ruined landscape, whereas Orpen saw the soldiers and the ruined lives. The dreadful thing about war is the almost casual way … Read the rest

The Ultimate Guide

The 20th century European Modernist, Figurative artist, Mark Zakharovich Shagal, or Marc Chagall was born Moshe Shagal on July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, Belarus, the then part of the Russian Federation. So much so, that Nixon established the gallery Art Projects in Melbourne with then-wife artist Jenny Watson. The space not only was a platform for Nixon’s own works, and discussion around his beloved geometric abstraction, but also showed his contemporaries, among them Tony Clark, Robert Owen, Mike Parr and Imants Tillers. Once your budget is mostly spent on paint let’s see what else might come in handy. First of all, you need to have something to apply paint with and this is a choice which depends on your method of work and again the size of your project and surface of the wall. If you don’t go with the stenciled murals and spray paint you will definitely need good … Read the rest

Art And Its Publics

Piet Mondrian (born March 7, 1872) was a Dutch painter who played a pioneering role in bringing art forms, such as ‘Neo-Plasticism’ and ‘Cubism,’ into limelight. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of visual and kinesthetic prompts on the auditory processing of students with moderate and severe hearing losses. Auditory processing was examined under the following four conditions: (1) listening only, (2) listening with visual prompts, (3) listening with kinesthetic prompts, and (4) listening with both visual and kinesthetic prompts. Spies, Werner. Reduction as Opposition: Ellsworth Kelly’s Response to Minimalism.” (Original as Reduktion als Widerstand,” Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, February 5, 1983). Reprinted in The Eye and the Word, vol. 8, Between Action Painting and Op Art. New York: Abrams, 2011: 101-108. There are also German and French editions of this volume. Gina Fairley is ArtsHub’s National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a … Read the rest

Is This Art? Your Answer Can Reveal A Surprising Amount About Your Politics.

Vincent Willem van Gogh or Vincent van Gogh or Van Gogh or Vincent Gogh, was one of the finest Dutch artists, who is also called as the father of Expressionism. This is a truly shocking collection of poems and paintings from the war that didn’t end all wars. Leaders’ willingness to sacrifice their own citizens for their own ends sadly seems never to be overcome. Intermedia describes various inter-disciplinary art activities that occurred between genres in the 1960s. The areas such as those between drawing and poetry, or between painting and theatre could be described as “intermedia”. With repeated occurrences, these new genres between genres could develop their own names (e.g. visual poetry, performance art); historically, an example is haiga, which combined brush painting and haiku into one composition. Rykov, M., Cohen, R., Leis, A., MacDonald, M.E., Pringle, A., Cadrin, M.L., Salmond, D., & Weeks, V. (2007). Understanding palliative care … Read the rest

Directory Face Painters USA

Galerie Blue Square is dedicated to celebrating the talents of artists inspired by the principles and philosophies of the Russian avant-garde. Last year the collection of approximately 200 works was sold to William Acquavella, who consigned it to Sotheby’s. Auction house officials will not discuss financial details, but Sotheby’s had a stake in the collection. After the sale it was widely reported that many of the artists were angered by the auction because, they said, they had sold their works to Goedhuis at discount prices in exchange for promises that the collection would remain together for public display. Galerie Brusberg, Hannover. Arshile Gorky: Zeichnungen und Bilder aus der Collection von Julien Levy. 18 June – 31 August 1971. Exhibition information published in Brusberg Berichte 12 (1971). Burliuk Gallery, New York. Exhibition of Works of Art by Noted American Artists from the Collection of Marussia Burliuk. 16 – 29 November 1952. … Read the rest

Perspectives From Current Research

Photography is used by amateurs to preserve memories of favorite times, to capture special moments, to tell stories, to send messages, and as a source of entertainment. Museum of Modern Art, New York. New Rugs by American Artists. 30 June – 9 August 1942. Checklist. Oriel Makers operates like a cooperative – member artists are encouraged to play an active role by stewarding, giving them the opportunity to meet the public, network with other artists and gain experience in the administrative and day to day duties involved in running a gallery. All new work is scrutinised for quality and originality and existing work is reviewed to maintain a high standard of excellence. The meetings also provide an opportunity for the group to chat about their work and catch up with news. Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Each season … Read the rest