Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are sure to buzz this Thursday.
Sosoliso crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi performs again on America’s Got Talent
And this time, she made it to the Live Show.
After her first amazing outing at the auditions in June, Kechi took the stage again with a rendition of Donny Hathaway’s “A Song For You” that earned her a standing ovation from all judges.
Guest judge was Nigerian-American legend, Seal and he told Kechi she deserved to be on the show based on her voice and not just her story.
Simon Cowell shared similar thoughts when he said, “What I can say for sure is you deserved your place here tonight, not just on your story, but on your talent. That’s the truth tonight”.
Kechi wrote on Instagram that if the journey ends for her at the stage she’s at, her dreams have already come true.
Watch her full performance here:
Kendrick Lamar speaks on Donald Trump, his album DAMN, Nelson Mandela in new interview
This may be the most insightful and most intelligent interview you’ve read in a while.
Rolling Stone Magazine spoke with the one who has been described as The Greatest Rapper Alive or as he praises himself, the best rapper in this generation.
Kendrick Lamar had so much to say and here some of the most important details:
On his silence about President Donald Trump: “I mean, it’s like beating a dead horse. We already know what it is. Are we gonna keep talking about it or are we gonna take action? You just get to a point where you’re tired of talking about it. It weighs you down and it drains your energy when you’re speaking about something or someone that’s completely ridiculous.”
On his definition of a wack artist: “A wack artist uses other people’s music for their approval. We’re talking about someone that is scared to make their own voice, chases somebody else’s success and their thing, but runs away from their own thing…”
On his visit to Africa and Nelson Mandela’s cell: “How strong this man was. If you could see this cell, man. And they’re laying on the floor, a cold floor. To still be able to carry out a message and socially move your people from inside that cell, you just gotta be a strong individual.”
Favourite Drake song?: “I got a lot of favorite Drake songs. Can’t name one off the back. … He has plenty.”
On lessons from working with Beyonce: “How particular to be about your music. She’s a perfectionist. Think about the BET performance. She was very particular – the lighting, the camera blocking, the transition from the music to the dancing. It was confirmation of something I already knew.”
Emma Nyra thinks the Nigerian music audience just wants to dance
According to the singer, music with content is hardly appreciated or celebrated these days.
Although she admits that there are songs with great content out there, Emma Nyra says the audience are more particular about danceable tracks for now.
In an interview with Hip TV, the ‘For my Matter’ singer says songs that have no meaning are the ones that pay more now.
Jim Iyke joins Nigerians to protest against President Buhari’s absence
Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke has joined other Nigerians at the Unity Park in Abuja to protest the prolonged absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from the country as a result of an undisclosed illness.
At the #ResumeorResign protest, Jim Iyke acknowledged that the president is of age but called on him to step down since he can no longer discharge his sworn duties to Nigerians.
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) August 9, 2017
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