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New: “Wizkid To Headline This Year’s Afrochella Fest”

Wizkid is set to headline this year’s Afrochella in Ghana. The Nigerian singer will lead the lineup for the one-day festival set to return to El Wak Stadium in Accra for the fifth annual event.

The 2021 event will follow the theme of “Made in Africa” and take place Dec. 28. Presented by Culture Management Group, Afrochella will once again aim to amplify the voices of its people and bring Africa’s most talented creatives, artists and entrepreneurs to the world stage. This year’s event sponsors include Twitter, YouTube, Klooma and First National Bank.

“In the last five years, we’ve made a significant impact on Ghana and its surrounding communities through our Afrochella events,” said CEO & co-founder of Afrochella Abdul Karim Abdullah in a release. “This year, we’re thrilled to return back to El Wak Stadium to celebrate our fifth-year anniversary and to support the revitalization of Ghana’s travel & hospitality industry. We look forward to welcoming travelers back to the country to once again safely enjoy live events.”.

TRENDING: “Travis Scott Has Issued A Statement Following The Deaths And Hundreds of Severe Injuries At Astroworld Fest”

Travis Scott

Travis Scott has issued his first statement following the news of deaths (11) and over 300 injuries at his Astroworld Festival in Houston. 

Travis took to Twitter to share that he was “absolutely devastated” by “what took place” on Friday night, before the remainder of the festival was officially called off. 

https://twitter.com/trvisXX/status/1457018948109705217?t=T020Hndz3GHYdO4XhFlVbQ&s=19

“My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” Scott wrote. “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NGR Park for their immediate response and support. Love all.”

Video from the event shows medics performing CPR on multiple people in the crowd, as 17 people were transported to local hospitals and 11 of them were reported to be in cardiac arrest. 

TMZ reports that a person involved with the event told the publication that “someone in the crowd went crazy and began injecting people with some sort of drug, which caused panic and then a surge,” and that one of those who died was a 10-year-old.

People began to rush toward the stage around 9:15 p.m. CT, according to Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña, and some passed out before the Houston Police Department declared a mass casualty incident.

“The crowd for whatever reason began to push and surge towards the front of the stage, which caused the people in the front to be compressed – they were unable to escape that situation,” Peña said, adding that authorities are investigating “what caused, one, the issue of the crowd surge, and two, what prevented people from being able to escape that situation.”

TRENDING: “Statement From Astroworld Fest And Houston Police Dep Regarding The Deaths And Several Casualties”

Statement from Astroworld Festival regarding the deaths and several Injures has been released.

“Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight—especially those we lost and their loved ones.

We are focused on supporting local officials however we can. With that in mind the festival will no longer be held on Saturday.

As authorities mentioned in their press conference earlier, they are looking into the series of cardiac arrests that took place. If you have any relevant information on this, please reach out to @HoustonPolice.

Approximately 50,000 were in attendance at Astroworld. Over 300 people were treated at the on-site field hospital at the event throughout the day. The Houston fire department had 55 units that responded to the mass casualty event in addition to what Astroworld already had on-site.

Thank you to our partners at the Houston Police Department, Fire Department, and NRG Park for their response and support,” the statement reads.

Finner said 367 police officers and 241 security officers were already assigned to Astroworld before the incident occurred. He confirms the Houston Police Department is treating the deaths and injuries at Astroworld Festival as an investigation.

Astroworld Festival is officially canceled for day two. Live Nation, the festival’s organizers, is reportedly working with police to let them view video to help determine what happened.

Families of victims are encouraged to call the numbers provided by the Houston Office of Emergency Management.

“If you have not been able to contact your loved one who attended #ASTROWORLDFest please call 832-393-2991 or 832-393-2990,” reads a tweet provided by the Houston OEM.

https://twitter.com/HoustonOEM/status/1456918973065408516?t=SKSEcgxIZK-ZbmnGte5kLg&s=19

TRENDING: “8 Dead & Several Injured At The AstroWorld Fest By Travis Scott”

Eight people are dead and 17 hospitalized following a mass casualty event at Travis Scott‘s Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston last night.

Early Saturday morning (Nov. 6), Fire Chief Samuel Pena, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Police Chief Troy Finner confirmed during a press conference the deaths and injuries at the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Friday night (Nov. 5). Around 9:15 p.m., the crowd started to compress toward the front of the stage, according to Pena. Medics were performing CPR on victims once they started to fall out from the crowd. When police realized there was a mass casualty event happening around 9:30 p.m., police spoke with the promoters and Live Nation, the festival’s organizers, to stop the show early, to which Travis Scott complied.

Twenty-three people were transported to area hospitals, with 17 of them hospitalized after the incident. Eleven of those victims were in cardiac arrest during transport. A victim as young as 10 years old was taken to the hospital.

“This is an ongoing investigation,” Fire Chief Samuel Pena said. “Chief Finner will provide that information. But we want to give you some preliminary facts of what we know at this moment. We know that we had at least eight confirmed fatalities tonight and we had scores of individuals that were injured at this event. We had attendance of approximately 50,000 to the Travis Scott Astroworld Festival event. What we do know is that at approximately 9 o’clock, 9:15 p.m., the crowd began to compress toward the front of the stage. And that caused some panic and it started causing some injuries. People began to fall out, become unconscious and it created additional panic.”

https://youtu.be/9VP31bdWDzA

I think it’s very important that none of us speculate,” Houston Police Chief Troy Finner continued. “Nobody has all the answers tonight. I want to thank Live Nation, I want to thank NRG, HFD, our frontline police officers. Nobody has had the opportunity to review any video, and Live Nation has told us that they will allow us to view video. I want to say this because there’s a lotta rumors going around. And if you don’t have the facts, if you don’t have evidence, I’m not gonna speak against that…”

My job as the Chief of Police is to make sure that we find out what happened,” Finner added. “We will treat it as an investigation because we don’t know. I have investigators out here on the scene. I’m sending investigators to the hospitals because we just don’t know, and we will find out. So, pray for these families. I think that that’s very important. Everybody in our city pray for these families and, and we gon’ get through it, but we’re gonna do an investigation and find out because it’s not fair to the producers, to anybody else involved until we determine what happened, what caused the surge. We don’t know, but we will find out, and is there anything criminal? We’ve heard rumors of people injecting some people with drugs, so, I want to check all that out.”

Source: xxlmag

Update: “Amaare’s Sad Girls luv Money Remix Is The fastest Gainer On Global Spotify”

Ghanaian-American singer- songwriter, producer and sound engineer Amaarae linked up with Kali Uchis for “Sad Girls Luv Money” Remix; which is enjoying a renewed interest in her debut album following a TikTok breakthrough.

Amaarae

The song SadGirlzLuvMoney Remix by Amaarae, MoliyMusic, and KaliUchis is the greatest gainer on the global Spotify chart for a second day in a row. It’s up 38 spots to #56 with 1,309,569 (+27%) on November 3rd since its debut.

Currently she has the highest day streams with 6,751,113 on spotify.

New Music: “Adele’s Easy On Me” @adele #EasyOnMe

Adele has officially released “EasyOnMe”; the highly anticipated lead single for her 4th upcoming album “30”after 6 years. The music video for her comeback single EasyOnMe is available on YouTube.

Easy On Me” music video has surpassed 8.5 million views on Youtube in just 5 hours becoming her fastest music video to achieve this, surpassing “Hello” (13 hours). Her views still doubling up, EasyOnMe is currently number1 on iTunes across all the countries.

Watch the video below.

https://t.co/HuplfecTwO

New Music: “Shatta Wale~ Sex life ft Yadark” @Shattawalegh @Yadark #sexlife #Yadark |Shatta Wale|

Kims media house and Shatta Movement Empire Boss; Shatta Wale enlists Yadark for a brand new dancehall tune dubbed “Sex life” ahead of the GOG Album scheduled for release this year… The song was was co-produced by Kims Media House & Zack Ariya. Sexlife is currently Nõ1 on Ghana iTunes and (13) on US Reggae charts within minutes of its release. Guess its safe to say; Sex life is about to top charts.

ListenAnd Share !!! #Sexlife

https://music.apple.com/gh/album/sex-life-feat-yadark-single/1585193342