Entertainment Lifestyle 

2Weird releases, ‘Letter to Small Slekky In Heaven EP’

He dedicates this 6 wonderful tracks EP to his childhood friend and late music producer, Small Slekky. As a matter of fact, the singer’s first single ‘Umu Iyoo (Nkolo)‘ comes in a Hip-Hop style that stresses his stance for getting all the pleasurable things of life and all he desires. The brilliance in the production and the swift blend of the indigenous style to English cannot be overlooked. He then proceeds to the second track ‘Okalumu‘ where he reveals he prefers to evolve alone rather than rely on people. Again,…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

10 key moments from Nigerian Idol auditions

The last few weeks have seen several batches of contestants vying for a shot at a music career on Africa Magic’s Nigerian Idol. Between hilarious performances from some of the contestants and the judges’ reactions, there’s been a good dose of humour and some moving moments on the show. As we approach theatre week on the Sunday live shows, which are available for streaming on Showmax, we’re counting down 10 OMG moments from the Nigerian Idol auditions so far. Recaps of the auditions are also available for binging on Showmax.…

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Human Rights 

Settler violence is rising in Occupied Palestinian Territory, warn experts

Highlighting more than 210 incidents already this year and one Palestinian fatality, the Special Rapporteurs urged the Israeli authorities to investigate thoroughly, maintaining that the Israeli military were present “in many cases”. Children traumatized In southern Hebron on 13 March, they described how a Palestinian family was attacked by 10 Israeli settlers, some of them armed. Violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians in the occupied #WestBank has risen recently within an atmosphere of impunity. UN experts call on Israeli military & police to investigate and prosecute these violent acts…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

Powerful New Vibe Lands In American Music

Powerful New Vibe Lands In American Music – Music Industry Today – EIN Presswire Trusted News Since 1995 A service for music industry professionals · Thursday, April 15, 2021 · 538,646,111 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools News Topics Newsletters Press Releases Events & Conferences RSS Feeds Other Services Questions? Sourced From Nigerian Music

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

Google celebrates Oliver De Coque, Nigeria’s highlife musician

Google, the world’s largest online company is celebrating Nigeria’s Oliver De Coque on his posthumous 74th birthday on April 14, 2021. The company is celebrating him with a Doodle. The illustration for the doodle was made by Lagos-based Ohab TBJ. The artiste who shared the image of his work via his Instagram handle stated that working on the project was a dream come true. According to him, “Ayyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Darling, I illustrated a @google Doodle. It’s a doodle to commemorate the late Oliver De Coque, a Nigerian guitarist and one of…

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Development Health Advice 

Alert over shortage of new drugs for ‘world’s most dangerous bacteria’  

The alert from the World Health Organization (WHO) is delivered in a report showing that none of the 43 antibiotics in development today sufficiently addresses the growing threat posed by 13 priority drug-resistant bacteria.  “The persistent failure to develop, manufacture, and distribute effective new antibiotics is further fuelling the impact of antimicrobial resistance and threatens our ability to successfully treat bacterial infections,” said Dr. Hanan Balkhy, WHO Assistant Director General on antimicrobial resistance.  Those most at risk are young children and those living in poverty, but antibiotic-resistant infections can affect anyone, said WHO partner AMR.  Youngsters at risk  According to WHO, three in 10 newborns who develop blood infections die, because the antibiotics that are used to treat sepsis are no longer effective.  Bacterial pneumonia – another preventable illness…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

Phyno and Wurld talk respective new albums

Over the past few months, Wurld has been recording non-stop and even recording an unreleased song with Asa. The album would be Wurld’s first, after releasing four straight EPs; Evolution in 2013; Love Is Contagious in 2018, I Like Girls With Trobul in 2019 and Afrosoul in 2019. The same day, Nigerian superstar, Phyno took to his Instagram stories to post a picture of himself and superproducer and frequent collaborator, Masterkraft and wrote, “Album time.” Phyno says his new album is on its way. (Instagram/PhynoFino) Pulse Nigeria The album would…

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Human Rights 

Prevention is ‘only cure’ to end sexual violence in conflict, Security Council hears

“We meet at a moment when this crime, which should have been consigned to a closed chapter of history, is once again in the headlines”, said Pramila Patten, Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, affirming that now was the time to “take stock of both the persistent and entrenched, as well as new and emerging, challenges…to eradicate the scourge”. ‘Chasm between resolutions and reality’  The UN envoy highlighted the Tigray region of Ethiopia where women and girls are being subjected to sexual violence “with a level of cruelty beyond comprehension”, including…

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Health Advice Lifestyle 

WHO urges countries to build a fairer, healthier world post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has unfairly impacted some people more harshly than others, exacerbating existing inequities in health and welfare within and between countries. For World Health Day, 7 April 2021, WHO is therefore issuing five calls for urgent action to improve health for all people. Within countries, illness and death from COVID-19 have been higher among groups who face discrimination, poverty, social exclusion, and adverse daily living and working conditions – including humanitarian crises. The pandemic is estimated to have driven between 119 and 124 million more people into extreme poverty last year.…

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Health Advice Lifestyle 

Alisson Becker and WHO Foundation launch campaign to raise resources and support treatment for COVID-19 patients starting in the Americas

“Give a Breath for Health” campaign launched on World Health Day to kickstart global effort for purchasing oxygen and other life-saving supplies and therapeutics Champion goalkeeper Alisson Becker, World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill ambassador for health promotion, is kickstarting a new global fundraising campaign, titled “Give a Breath for Health,” driven by the WHO Foundation and WHO. The initiative aims to support the delivery of oxygen and other life-saving supplies to health facilities treating patients with COVID-19 around the world. The first donation to the “Give a Breath for Health”…

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