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YouTube on Friday announced it will hold virtual YouTube Music Week from Monday, 21 September 2020.

As part from its programme, YouTube has scheduled virtual music hangouts with top Nigerian stars and their fans.

The hangouts will take place over four days, Adetutu Laditan, Google Product Marketing Manager, said in a statement.

She said that megastars like Patoranking, DJ Cuppy, Adekunle Gold and Fireboy DML would be interacting and sharing some of their interesting plans with their fans on the 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th of September, respectively.

She said that beyond celebrating the immense talent demonstrated by Nigerian music stars, the goal of YouTube Music Week was also to showcase some of the top artists and songs making waves on the YouTube Music platform.

According to her, other fun features on YouTube Music like lyrics, playlists, background play, availability of remixes and covers will also be highlighted.

Launched earlier this year in Nigeria, YouTube Music reinforces YouTube’s long-term commitment to support the growth of the music industry in Nigeria.

‘’The music streaming service uses the magic of YouTube to give fans official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio.

”PlusYouTube’s tremendous catalogue of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that can not be found anywhere else – personalized and all simply organized in one place.

‘’Music has been scientifically found to be a therapeutic medium, it allows people to express their feelings and communicate with others,” she said.

Laditan said that YouTube was redefining the entertainment experience as the online platform that exports Afrobeat from Nigeria.

According to her, in the last 15 years, YouTube has played an essential role in the discovery and development of African sound, exporting African music to listeners worldwide.

She said that YouTube was enabling collaborations within the global and regional music industry, and accelerating the transition to digital for fans on the continent.

The product marketing manager said YouTube has continued to provide a platform for Nigerians to share the country’s unique and diverse culture on a global stage.

YouTube is the world’s most popular online video community allowing billions of people to discover, watch and share video.

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“I may not run for office but I’ll join a political party that aligns with my values”- Diary Of A Naija Girl

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Brand cinematic story teller, Ife, popularly known as Diary of a Naija girl has revealed her utmost displeasure to the system of governance in Nigeria stating categorically things she would do and things she would not do after the president’s address on Thursday night.


“Last night, I chose to calm my spirit and sleep early. This was after I had cried in frustration in the shower. I’m up now and after a deep soul search, I have made the following decisions: I may not run for office but I’ll join a political party that aligns with my values. I will take it as my sole duty to encourage youths to join a political party that aligns with their values. I will make it my sole duty to encourage youths to get their voters card and vote. I will spend my resources to support youths who have the right values to get involved in the governance of this country.”

Here’s what I will not do:I will no longer spend one more moment of my energy, emotions and time feeling bad or angry at this government .Even though I’ve lost faith in the government, I have faith in myself and my capabilities because I know that when I set my mind to something, I’m unstoppable, no matter the challenges.

For now, I’ll go back to my business to regain the time I’ve lost while enveloped in the #Endsars movement. I hope that in your own time, you’ll join me in this resolve to make REAL change happen in Nigeria by starting with yourself and participating in your little way because it truly does start with us. And because enough is enough! No more wallowing in defeat and/or self-pity, A LOT IS AT STAKE. May the souls of those we’ve lost in this fight, rest in peace. Amin.


https://instagram.com/diaryofanaijagirl?igshid=p3pbnxolm795


Ife ‘s hope of a new era seem to have been dashed. Few days ago, DANG made it known how optimistic she was that change had truly begun. In her exact words, I was moved to tears by the unity amongst us, the real pain in people’s eyes and the desperate hope in their voices. This is happening, we may have reached the peak of “anyhowness” from our Govt. I think change has begun”


However after the President’s speech, she lost hope against hope.
“Did you watch the President’s speech?I watched it and heard him pay tribute to fallen policemen but didn’t hear him mention anything about the #LekkitollgateMassacre .Or was there a point he did this and maybe I was distracted? Please correct me if I’m wrong.

I was at that protest almost every day and on Tuesday as well. It could have been me that was shot dead and this is how everyone will act helpless, just the way I feel helpless now. This means those people too who were killed, that’s it. They’re gone and that’s it?” The content creator said disappointed.

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Nigerian celebrities in the diaspora lend their voices to the End SARS protests in Nigeria

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Yvonne Orji, Uzo Aduba, Jidenna, Cynthia Erivo, Jackie Aina, and a number of other Nigerian celebrities at home and in the diaspora have lent their voices to the #EndSARS protest.

Some even recorded a video raising awareness about the injustice Nigerians face in the hands of officers charged with protecting them, and they called for an end to police brutality. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, DJ Spinall, and a number of other Nigerian celebrities recognized internationally also featured in the video


John Boyega


The Star Wars actor, who passionately spoke at Black Lives Matter protests over the summer, said of the travesty: “I don’t know what to say. To wage such war on your own people…They must pay.” Later adding on his Instagram Stories, “The world must see. The Nigerian government has failed its people. THEY MUST GO.”


Uzo Aduba




Alongside sharing a video explaining the situation in Nigeria (in which she can be seen referencing the first wave of anti-SARS protests in 2017), the Orange Is The New Black star wrote: “Enough is enough! We are united and stand in solidarity as one Nigeria. This is a chance to redefine our future and we join the call for the Nigerian government to act now to create a country that we all can be proud of.”



Phenomenal popular beauty blogger Jackie also appears in the above video with Uzo Aduba. She shared it on her own social media channels, along with the names of many victims: “I don’t know how else to say this but I don’t know how anyone who follows me can see what is happening in Nigeria and not feel compelled to share. Nigerians are literally fighting for their lives. Initially what started with peaceful protests to end police brutality in Nigeria has ignited much larger conversations and much more. NIGERIA NEEDS HELP and has needed help for a long time.”


She continued, “No more people should have to die for BASIC human rights. It makes me sick that the government in Nigeria would much rather inconvenience an entire country and pushback on the demands instead of doing the right thing. Nigerians deserve a better Nigeria, point blank period. There is just….a lot. A lot more that I can’t convey on this post but if you remember anything, remember that Black Lives Matter all the time, Nigerian Lives Matter too, and when we say Black Lives we MOST CERTAINLY do not and will not exclude the LGBTQ community from this conversation, no matter how much the nation may try to!”


Dave


The rapper, who won Best Album at The BRITs earlier this year, joined thousands tweeting out their support. He wrote, “THEY ARE KILLING OUR PEOPLE. OUR HEARTS ARE HEAVY. #EndSARS”
If you’d like to donate to help those campaigning to #EndSARS, visit the Feminist Coalition and Connected Development, or find out more information at Amnesty International. You can also write to your local MP urging them to take action.

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Nana Addo Should Not Be Blamed For Buhari’s Incompetence – Medikal To Yvonne Nelson

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Medikal has responded to opinions shared by Yvonne Nelson over Nana Addo’s long silence on the EndSARS protest.
The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, said President Muhammadu Buhari has begun the processes that will lead to police reforms, as he calls for calm and dialogue to resolve the issues surrounding reported cases of chaos related to the #EndSARS protests.


Akufo-Addo disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday evening, which comes a day after peaceful protesters were allegedly shot at by the Nigerian military at the Lekki toll gate holdout.

He added that the use of violence by security agents is not a solution and expresses his condolences.
“Violence, be it on the part of the police or protesters, cannot be the solution. To the families who have lost their loved ones, I express my sincere condolences, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery,” he added.

Akufo-Addo joined other global leaders like former US Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, who also called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and the Nigerian Army to stop the killing of young protesters in the country.

However, before the Ghanaian President spoke about the EndSARS brutality in Nigeria, Yvonne Nelson among other social media users criticized him for keeping mute on the matter.
Medikal sees her comment from another angle.


“Our president must show leadership on this matter else he becomes complicit in the senseless killing of innocent and defenseless protesters @NAkufoAddo 🇳🇬💔”



Responding to a tweet of a fan that Yvonne Nelson shared to justify why she thinks the Ghanaian president must speak on the issue, Medikal said: “The Ghanaian president ein silence on social media no de mean say he is doing nothing behind closed doors.”


Quoting the actress’ tweet with his reply, he added that “How many times wonna President address the nation during COVID/ lockdown period in Ghana ? Severally ! don’t blame Nana for Buhari’s incompetence !”.
His since tweet since went viral, gathering close to 2000 retweets with hundreds of fans who either agreed or disagreed with him.
See his post below plus some replies.


“When Donald trump had covid 19, Nana Addo tweeted to wish him speedy recovery
We all saw it, so why can’t he come out this time?”

“No one is blaming nana.. we’re just asking that he intervenes in this situation… he was quick to condemn George Floyd’s issue .. he can do same here too!!!!”


“He was quick to Condemn the killing of George Floyd on social media so he should do same for our sister country Nigeria 🇳🇬”

https://twitter.com/Shaibu_Jibo/status/1318874267715538946?s=19 

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