Madonna says Nakhane Toure is one of her favourite artists

Cape Town – Musician and actor Nakhane Toure has been living his best life in Europe and after revealing that he headed to Portugal for some time out and to write some music, the singer also discovered that he had a legend as a fan.

The Queen of Pop, Madonna took to Instagram to express her excitement at meeting Nakhane as well as American rapper, Mykki in Lisbon.

The 60-year-old also referred to the The Wound actor as one of her favourite artists.

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“Was such a treat introducing my 2 favourite artists tonight in Lisbon! @_mykki_ @nakhaneofficial #fearless#unique#inspiring,” she captioned a picture of the two artists.

Posting the same picture which was taken by Madonna herself, Nakhane wrote a heartfelt post about how the introduction to Mykki’s music changed his outlook on the LGBTIQ+ community and how it helped him become honest with himself.

“I’ve been in Portugal taking a break and writing music. At a dinner I finally met @_mykki_ A few years ago when I was still a Christian and in severe denial of my true identity, @felagucci introduced me to Mykki’s music. I was confronted with myself in a way that I couldn’t handle. I remember rejecting not only Mykki, but his music too. It was too much for me. What I was really thinking was that it was ‘too gay’. I was using the language of the people who were oppressing queer people (whether they knew it or not. “It’s alright to be queer, but don’t be too much. Stop being ‘over-the-top’ with it. Assimilate!” It was too honest,” he began.

“It was forcing me to deal with a part of myself that I was trying, with every fibre of my being, to suppress. Fast-forward to 2018: I came across his ‘High School Never Ends’ song and it’s @dielamb directed music video. It encompasses so much that I love about art: It is beautiful, brutal, romantic, honest and confrontational. I was ready. Looking back now, maybe Mykki’s music and image were part of the things that nudged me to come forward and be honest with myself about myself , “ he continued before crediting Madonna for the image.

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Quavo talks ‘Champagne Rosé’ and Madonna

Quavo used that ear, musical vision and technical know-how for Quavo Huncho’s most unlikely collaboration, “Champagne Rosé,” which features Madonna. He first met the music icon at a 2018 Met Gala after party. They’d already had a connection—unbeknownst to either party, Migos’ “Narcos” video was filmed at Madonna’s Miami mansion earlier in the year. Later, she sent him an audio note of her singing a melody. He sampled the clip and added some drums to a serene Murda Beatz flute loop, also enlisting Cardi B for the track. “I wanted to create another moment—kind of like ‘MotorSport’ but just a different… a legend.”

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Madonna Released the Ultimate Divorce Album 6 Years Ago—You Just Didn’t Listen

t wasn’t always perfect, but it wasn’t always bad,” Madonna sings on “Best Friend,” a haunting slow jam from her 2012 album MDNA. The song is technically available only on the deluxe version of the record, but that doesn’t make it any less potent. In fact, of all the tracks on MDNA presumably about Madonna’s divorce from Guy Ritchie—and there are several —”Best Friend” is the most devastating. Not since Ray of Light has Madonna been this transparent in her work. “Your picture’s off my wall, but I’m still waiting for your call,” she continues. “And every man that walks through that door will be compared to you forever more.”

These lyrics are simple, but they perfectly illustrate one of the stages of divorce: grief, mourning the loss of a relationship you thought would last forever. Full disclosure: I’ve never been divorced, but I imagine this is a key step in the healing process. It’s also probably the hardest, which gives “Best Friend” even more resonance.

Couple this with the fact that Madonna is notoriously closed off. Any sign of vulnerability from her is novel, so for her to release a song like “Best Friend”—with lyrics like “I miss your brain, the way you think, but I don’t miss the way you used to drink”—is jarring, to say the least. It shows no one is immune to the pain of divorce, not even the Queen of Pop.

“Best Friend” is, in many ways, the pinnacle of MDNA, which Rolling Stonedubbed a “disco-fied divorce record” upon its release in March 2012. To be clear, the album makes no direct reference to Ritchie, but it’s obvious he’s the inspiration. It’s the first album Madonna released following her 2008 separation from the British filmmaker, and dozens of its lyrics explicitly discuss marriage.

“There are lyrics in here about custody and prenups and ‘How’d you end up with all my jack?’ Did you get a lot off your chest there?” journalist Harry Smith asked Madonna in 2012 about MDNA. Her response? “Yes, I did.”

That’s certainly an understatement. MDNA is, without a doubt, one of the most poignant divorce albums in contemporary music. It’s EDM-oriented, sure, but Madonna’s always been her most profound in a throbbing nightclub at 3:00 A.M. Underneath the swirling beats of William Orbit, Benny Benassi, and the other techno maestros who helped craft MDNA is a woman trying to make sense of her marriage ending.

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Madonna’s One More Chance discography online – 12 different pressings

Next up in our discography is the final single to be taken from Something To Remember ‘One More Chance’, Madonna’s greatest ballads album from ’95.

One More Chance was one of the brand new songs included on the compilation and chosen as the final single. Madonna didn’t film a music video so a compilation with clips of other music video’s was created to promote the track. 

In our discography we have added 12 different pressings of this limited release, including the rare CD single from Taiwan.

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Mega record & CD fair Utrecht 50th edition – report

While thousands of people are still crate digging, yours truly is already back to report on the 50th edition of the mega record and CD fair in Utrecht! A LOT of Madonna vinyl especially on 7″ (Portugal, Spain, Japan, Brazil, France, U.K., Germany). Also spotted a BPI award for The Immaculate collection presented to Madonna plus a BPI for Hard Candy. Probably the rarest record we came across was the Lucky Star 12″ sunglasses sleeve. What I noticed mostly was how expensive most records were, absolutely outrageous prices for fairly regular vinyl. A Dutch seller absolutely wouldn’t take my word for the fact that I already owned the 12″ vinyl for ‘Bad Girl’ as according to him, that was impossible, I gave up trying to talk some sense into him. Another thing that caught my attention was how most visitors were actually after CD’s instead of vinyl this time, loads of queues whenever a dealer was offering compact discs.

But please oh God please stop with the dozens of bootlegs…..

A few interesting items yours truly picked up:

  • La Isla Bonita – 7″ South Africa in picture sleeve
  • Dutch press photo’s 
  • Used passes for the Who’s That Girl Tour (July 27 for box office and photo/TV) and used crew pass for Virgin Tour
  • Original rare early 80’s poster from Thailand (sold by reliable dealer that gets his stuff from ‘friends in the industry’, has been selling prototypes as well (reliable stuff!)

The fair is open again tomorrow, for more info check out

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