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TOKiMONSTA and Strangeloop Live on Twitter at Hot 100 Festival

West coast beat scene legend TOKiMONSTA and Strangeloop Studios will be taking the stage at the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival this Sunday as part of Billboard’s partnership with Nissan Kicks and you can stream the whole performance live on Twitter. The performance will take place on Sunday (Aug. 19) on the festival’s main stage, and bring together two of the most groundbreaking artists in their genres for an immersive, spellbinding set inspired by Nissan Intelligent Mobility.  “TOKiMONSTA and Strangeloop Studios together on one stage will be a moment at this year’s Hot 100 Music Festival that attendees will not want to miss,” Billboard’s Vice President of Brand Experiences, Dana Droppo said in a statement. “Nissan is a brand that knows innovation and these artists will no doubt put on a...

Gen Hoshino & Mark Ronson Announce Double Headliner Show in Japan

Japanese singer-songwriter Gen Hoshino, who topped Billboard Japan’s 2017 year-end song chart with his smash hit “Koi,” has announced a special double headliner show LIVE in JAPAN 2018 Gen Hoshino x Mark Ronson with Grammy-winning producer Mark Ronson. The highly anticipated show marks the first time Hoshino will be performing a concert since his appearance at Perfume Fes 2017, a co-headlining event with J-Pop dance trio Perfume. The performance came immediately after wrapping up his Live Tour 2017 Continues, which drew over 200,000 fans. LIVE in JAPAN 2018 Gen Hoshino x Mark Ronson is set to take place Dec. 17 at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 9-11 in Chiba, Japan.

J-Pop Singer Ayaka and Rapper KREVA Will Release ‘Glory’ Collab Single

Japanese singer-songwriter Ayaka will be releasing “Glory,” her talked-about collaboration with rapper KREVA, on Aug. 31 as a digital-only single.  “Glory” was a special collab performed only one time last September at KREVA’s 908 FESTIVAL 2017. Ayaka explains that when she was first invited to perform at the festival, she felt honored to be included in the lineup and wanted to approach the veteran rapper with something that would make fans happy. She came up with the melody and sent KREVA the demo 10 days before the festival, suggesting they perform the song together onstage. The KICK THE CAN CREW rapper promptly wrote his verse in a day and sent it back. “I was delighted,” Ayaka recalls. “It was really exciting because my first song in the ...

Denrele Edun Dishes On Mentoring Other People’s Children

Controversial Nigerian media personality, Denrele Edun, in a new interview has recounted how his family members felt embarrassed because of his fashion and an aunt feared he would end up in a psychiatric hospital, has disclosed that people now want him to mentor their children. According to Denrele, when he initially started out in his profession as a television personality, he was considered as an outcast. He told Saturday Beats; “I don’t take myself serious and the first time I ever teased people about giving birth to a child like me was during the first AMVCA and the response I got made me happy. But the funny thing is that a lot of people want me to mentor their children. Someone very influential called me recently and told me her children who just came to Nigeria from the United State...

Nicki Minaj and Safaree Both Attending MTV VMAs Calls for Increased Security

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Ice K Of Artquake Welcomes A Baby Boy In The U.S

Nigerian music star, Ice K of Artquake group, has welcomed a baby boy in the United States. The excited father who shared the baby arrival news on Instagram, disclosing that he has already been christened ‘Awesome’. Ice K wrote on Instagram; Unto us a child is born unto us a child is Given and his name shall be called A W E S O M E .. welcome to the world Hommie Welcome to U. S. A Welcome to ICEMPIRE”

Eniola Badmus Talks Weigh Loss, Career And Relationships

Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus, in a new chat with Saturday Beats has recounted how she was initially rejected when she began her career as an actress and also disclosed why any good man will never let her go. Eniola Badmus who revealed that she never allowed her disappointments weigh her down, said a good man will never let her go because she is hardworking and believes in making money. “When I started, I was rejected a lot and people attributed it to my body size; they were wondering what I had to offer. But I was focused and steadfast with what I was doing because I have a very high spirit. I was focused and that’s why I am excelling. No matter what comes my way, I don’t even think about it. I only think about fresh ideas because when you begin to take things personally, you get distr...

Camila Cabello Plans Special VMAs After Party With Fans: ‘I Wanna Thank You Guys’

Camila Cabello‘s nominated for five awards at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards — artist of the year, as well as song, video, best choreography and best pop for “Havana” — and she’s bringing several lucky fans along for the celebration.    Friday afternoon (Aug. 17), the singer shared a note on Twitter announcing #milasafterparty: an exclusive post-VMAs shindig where 15 handpicked fans will get to chill with Cabello.     “So the VMAs are coming up soon and that night we’re nominated for five awards!!!!!! Even if we lose all of them I wanted to do something special that night to celebrate the past year and a half of nerves, adventure, stress, and absolute magic,” she wrote in a note to her followers. “I wanna thank you guys ...

Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday (Aug. 17) that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul’s family and friends. Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father Rev. C.L. Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; and nephew Thomas Garrett. Franklin died Thursday (Aug. 16) at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

MTV VMAs Working to Craft Tribute for Aretha Franklin

The MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin — they’re just not sure how they will do it. The VMAs will air live Monday (Aug. 20). Show executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic tells the Associated Press on Friday that his team is “working on a lot of different options.” Franklin, who was 76, died Thursday at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer. Ignjatovic says he’s working to find “the right tone and the right artist” to properly pay tribute to the Queen of Soul. He adds: “Whether it’s a performance or spoken — just something that’s organic and done in a way that feels tonally right because it’s Aretha Franklin.” The VMAs will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

”We’ll humiliate Saraki out of office” Omo-Agege says

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who is a prominent member of the Parliamentary Support Group, a body of the All Progressives Congress members in the National Assembly loyal to President Buhari, has vowed that the APC caucus in the Senate will do everything possible to ensure the exit of Bukola Saraki as senate president. Omo-Agege who was accused of leading thugs to steal the mace in the senate in April this year, made his position on the call for Saraki’s resignation known during an interview with the Punch.  He stated that it is abnormal for Saraki to still remain as the Senate President despite his defection from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party. He said the plan for the National Assembly to have a joint session whenever they reconvene is unacceptable. ”We have the information...

Nigerian drug peddler nabbed in India

Sleuths from the Narcotics Control Bureau of the Ministry of Home Affairs has apprehended a Nigerian national with drugs near Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru, India.  The 44-year-old Nigerian man was arrested on Wednesday, August 15 with liquid LSD. Two fake passports were recovered from him.  “He was coming from Mumbai in a bus and alighted at Yeshwantpur. Upon checking, he was found carrying to be 4.1 gm of liquid LSD in a transparent small glass bottle concealed in his duffle bag,” revealed a source from NCB.  The accused had come to India in 2015 on a business visa and overstayed the visa duration. The sleuths also suspected that the accused had links with Delhi, Kerala and Mumbai drug and cyber fraud scamsters.  This was the fourth such case in which drugs were being brought to the city ...