Imani Talks New Releases & The Imani Project 

What's new with Imani?

"It's been an amazing year so far. I've been exhibiting my craft and performing six nights a week on the island's night life circuit which I enjoy immensely. 

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Posted by Azania Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:29:00 AM

Yannick Hooper Talks Soca Projects & That Afrobeat Collab with DJ Bass from Ghana 

What's New With Yannick Hooper?


"It's been a busy year, I recently collaborated with one of Ghana’s top DJs - DJ Bass on an Afrobeat song titled Company. This is our second time working together, our previous collab a song titled “Answer” was nominated for “DJ ARTIST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR” in Ghana in 2019. As always I’m working on Soca projects and I’m currently in the studio recording. I’ve been doing a lot of writing. It's my favourite aspect of being an artist and just recently it’s a great way to keep my mind focused and engaged"
 

 

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Posted by Azania Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:30:00 AM Categories: Up Close & Personal Yannick Hooper

Rihanna Talks Her Upcoming Album In 'British Vogue' Cover Story 

Rihanna’s resume is stacked with many “firsts” from chart topping singles to fast-selling albums to her awards collection. Now, another first is on the horizon for the world-renowned artist by being the first person to wear a durag on the cover of British Vogue.

For the publication’s May 2020 issue, the “Needed Me” singer discussed how she balances her many businesses alongside her personal desires, and provided a brief update on her forthcoming album. Although there’s no release date, the 32-year-old artist

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Posted by Azania Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Drake Posts First Pics of Son Adonis & Shares Uplifting Message From Quarantine 

During this time of anxiety and isolation, leave it to Drake to shine a little light on us in the best way possible. On Monday morning (March 30), Drizzy surprised the world by sharing a series of adorable pics of his son Adonis, posing next to the wide-eyed toddler as he shared an uplifting message about keeping your hopes up during challenging times.
 
"What is most important for you right now is to connect to your own inner light. This will create the biggest opening of all. Trust that you have all of the power within to make this happen, and in order to do that connect to the people and things that bring you a lot of joy," Drake wrote alongside a picture in which he's staring lovingly at his son.
 
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Posted by Azania Monday, March 30, 2020 10:06:00 AM

Rihanna Finally Gave Us a New Song  

It's not the new album the world has been begging for, but it's a start.

Early Friday, Canadian singer PartyNextDoor dropped his new album, "PartyMobile," which features Rihanna on the song, "Believe It."

Rihanna announced the new single on her verified Twitter account.

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Posted by Azania Friday, March 27, 2020 4:35:00 PM

Rihanna Donates Much-Needed Safety Gear to New York Hospitals 

Rihanna is ready to do her part during the coronavirus pandemic, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is especially grateful for her donation of personal protective equipment to the state's overloaded hospitals.
 
Cuomo tweeted Thursday (March 26) to praise the pop star and generous corporations on behalf of the state, which was recently announced as an epicenter of the global virus after accounting for nearly 5% of the world's confirmed cases.
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Posted by Azania Friday, March 27, 2020 4:23:00 PM

Sundown Superhero Talk Their 3rd Studio EP & The Impact of The Coronavirus  

What's new with Sundown Superhero?

 "We've just finished writing our 3rd studio EP which was scheduled to be recorded in May 2020 with our producer from Los Angeles, Jordon Silva. He was planning to fly in to record it, which he did for our 2nd EP (For What It's Worth). We were about to head into the pre-production phase of that, but due to the outbreak of Covid-19, we've had to put that on pause until the regional and international situation blows over. 

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Posted by Azania Friday, March 27, 2020 9:59:00 AM Categories: Bajan artistes barbados Sundown Superhero

From First Date Fail to a Night of Passion: Inside Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz' Rollercoaster Love Story 

Alicia Keys has no doubt that she and Swizz Beatz, her husband of nearly a decade, are meant to be together.

“He’s definitely like a confidant to me, and I am to him,” says Keys, 39, opening up in this week’s issue of People magazine, which includes an exclusive excerpt from her new autobiographical book More Myself. In it she shares never-before-told details of her and Beatz’ rollercoaster ride to romance.

The New York City natives first met when Keys, born Alicia Augello-Cook, was 14 and Beatz, born Kasseem Dean, was 16, brought together by a mutual high school friend. But Keys wasn’t interested then and she remained that way for years to come.

 

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Posted by Azania Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:24:00 AM

Idris Elba Claps Back At Cardi B’s COVID-19 Conspiracy 

Idris Elba is shutting down Cardi B’s conspiracy theory about celebrities getting paid to say they have COVID-19.
 
“That’s stupid” are the words Idris Elba used to describe Cardi’s theory. The British actor was recently diagnosed with the coronavirus. Shortly after the news was made public, his wife fell victim to the disease as well after admittedly staying with him in quarantine.
 
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Posted by Azania Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:24:00 AM

Rihanna's Foundation Donates $5 Million To Help Fight Coronavirus 

Rihanna's foundation has donated $5 million to various organizations assisting with coronavirus relief efforts.
 
The Clara Lionel Foundation announced the donation in a statement on Saturday.
 
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Posted by Azania Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:35:00 AM

Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Are Feeling Better After Being Treated For The Coronavirus 

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are feeling better after being treated for coronavirus and Hanks offered some advice to those sheltering in place.
 
"Hey, folks. Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better," Hanks tweeted Sunday night. "Sheltering in place works like this: You don't give it to anyone -You don't get it from anyone. Common sense, no? Going to take awhile, but if we take care of each other, help where we can, and give up some comforts...this, too, shall pass. We can figure this out. Hanx"
 
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Posted by Azania Monday, March 23, 2020 8:36:00 AM

Alicia Keys Postpones Album and Book Tour, Offers to Leave Fans Personal Voicemails: 'Stay Powerful' 

Alicia Keys had some good news and bad news for her fans on Thursday (March 19).
 
Unfortunately, due to the need for everyone to practice "social distancing," the singer announced that she is postponing the book tour for her More Myself: A Journey memoir, which was slated to hit stages in four cities beginning in Brooklyn on March 31.
 
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Posted by Azania Friday, March 20, 2020 11:19:00 AM
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