October 6, 2010 § 1 Comment
The ladies are in for a real treat tonight at the Crossroads Nightclub in Bladensburg, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. Jamaican reggae star Gyptian will be lighting up what’s billed as “Liquid Wednesdays” at the club – ladies free until 11pm – belting out his smash hits “Hold Yuh” and “Nah Let Go.” Afrofusion TV got a chance to chat with the young singer about the worldwide popularity of “Hold Yuh,” his inclusion on the recent “Distant Relatives” tour with Nas and Damien Marley, and his own trip to Africa a few years back. We’ll have a preview clip for you soon, I promise. In the meantime, watch Gyptian below big up Afrofusion TV inna lovers rock/dancehall stylee! And if you can’t be at Crossroads tonight, never fear! That’s why Afrofusion TV is here! We’ll bring you the action you missed, cause I can assure you, it’s going to be a MASH UP! Bless….
- Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes & Gyptian’s “Anything You Want” [NEW MUSIC] (hellobeautiful.com)
October 4, 2010 § 3 Comments
If you haven’t already heard of this young pop singer from Canada – by way of Nigeria and Sierra Leone – called Di’ja, well…allow me to tell you! I found her proudly waving the Sierra Leone flag at a performance in Silver Spring, Maryland, as she sang two of her hits: “Rock Steady,” and “Get the Girl.” With two university degrees already under her belt, you can kinda guess she’s well on her way to her goal of being “a very successful West African woman in both academics and entertainment.” I got a chance to chat with Di’ja and her manager backstage after her performance. Found her to be very warm, friendly, determined, and confident. Not surprising, really, considering she’s previously been nominated for Best New Artist at the Canadian Radio Music Awards (2009).
October 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
Nigerians all over the world celebrated their 50th Independence Anniversary October 1st 2010. In Washington, DC, the Embassy of Nigeria held a diplomatic cocktail in their Chancery. In Georgia, there was a huge parade downtown Atlanta. Over in the Philippines, it was a grand celebration at the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Manila, where Nigerians from all over the Island came to wave their green and white flags. Trendy Africa has photos and more information from the Washington, DC celebration here. Celebrations continue over the weekend. For a list of other Nigerian Independence Celebration events in the U.S., you can also check out the Nigerian events calendar.