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Singer Rema bags double at 2024 ASCAP London music awards

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While Nigerian Afrobeats powerhouse, Rema, was dazzling at the Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Spring-Summer Show during Fashion Week in Paris on Tuesday, his global hit ‘Calm Down’ was plucking trophies at the 2024 ASCAP London Music Awards. ‘Calm Down’ snagged the coveted Song of the Year and Top Streaming Song awards. The song’s co-writers and co-producers, Michael Hunter aka London, and Andre Vibez were also credited as winners. The wins bring Rema’s American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, ASCAP’s awards tally to three; the most by a Nigerian/African artiste. Rema is the most awarded African artist in 2024, with six awards won so far. He has won 1 Trends Awards in Brazil, 1 iHeartRadio Music award, 1 ASCAP Pop Music award and 2 ASCAP London Music awards. This newspaper reports that ‘Calm Down’ recently became “the first Afrobeats song in history to earn over 1 billion on-demand streams in the US.” 

Nigeria's Cultural Icon, Femi Esho, Passes On

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The Chairman of Evergreen Musical Company, Chief Femi Esho, has passed away at the age of 77 after a brief illness. The family confirmed his passing on Monday. Esho, also known as Baba Esho or Baba Musician, was a significant figure in the Nigerian music industry. He is also the Founder of the Evergreen Music Heritage Foundation. Until his death, Baba Esho was a mentor to many in the Highlife music scene and played a vital role in preserving and promoting various Nigerian music genres like Highlife, Juju, Sakara, Apala, Afrobeat, and more. The burial arrangements will be announced by his family soon.

Terry G: How Wizkid Made Me Take Down Our New Song

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  Nigerian singer Gabriel Oche Amanyi, popularly known as Terry G, has revealed that his colleague, Wizkid’s legal team, contacted him to take down his song ‘Mary Jane’ from digital streaming platforms. Speaking in a recent episode of the Afrobeats Podcast, Terry G admitted that he didn’t get clearance from Wizkid’s team before going ahead to release the song, which appeared to have been recorded years ago. “I didn’t clear the song I made with Wizkid [‘Mary Jane’] because, in my era, we don’t clear songs; we do collaborations based on love. The lawyers have reached out to me to take the song down,” he disclosed. “To be honest, we’ve got to be professional and do paperwork. Because if that doesn’t work, nothing will work. So trust me, I have pulled down the song. For the platforms that are yet to take it down, I will make sure it is taken down on those platforms, too, soon.”

Grammy: Portable throws shades at Davido after meeting in America

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Controversial Nigerian singer Habeeb Okikiola, aka Portable, has called out his colleague Davido for allegedly giving him ‘bad advice’ during their recent dinner in the United States. The ‘Zazu’ crooner claimed that Davido, who signed to Sony Music, advised him against joining the label, urging him to sign with Empire instead. Portable alleged foul play, saying he is also aiming for a Grammy like Davido yet the DMW boss is asking him to join a label that might not influence the award for him. Speaking during a recent Instagram Live session, Portable said: “You are signed to Sony Music, but you’re giving me bad advice in America to get signed to Empire and collect advance. The same Grammy you’re chasing is what I’m also chasing.” The controversial singer stated that he prefers helpers who would help him genuinely and not listen to gossip or give him bad advice. “Olamide helped me directly, Skepta gave me a verse, money, shoes, clothes and still linked me up with big fashion brands. That

Nollywood mourns as Veteran Actor ‘Sule Suebebe’ passes on

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Dayo Adewunmi, popularly known as Sule Suebebe, is dead. The Yoruba top actor died in the early hours of Wednesday at an undisclosed hospital in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The news of his demise was broken on Wednesday by a popular Ibadan-based cleric, Pastor Ademola Amusan, a.k.a. Agbala Gabriel, in whose care the late thespian had been for some months. Announcing Suebebe’s death, Agbala Gabriel wrote on his Facebook page, “It’s a pity, Baba Suebebe died at hospital this morning. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.” An undisclosed ailment brought the late actor in touch with Pastor Amusan who through his humanitarian outreach programme on Facebook page raised financial support for the deceased. In a viral video, Suebebe, who plied his trade in the Yoruba speaking sector of the movie industry, admitted that he once lived a reckless life when he was younger.

Nigerian Actress, Aunty Ramota reportedly in ‘coma’ after BBL surgery

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Popular Yoruba actress and comedian, Ramota Adetu, popularly known as ‘Aunty Ramota’, is said to have fallen into a coma following a Brazillian Butt Lift (BBL) surgery she underwent in a hospital in Ikorodu on Saturday, June 8. A blogger, Tosin Silverdam, in a post on Instagram claimed that Aunty Ramota had undergone the BBL surgery to enhance her appearance. Tosin said the procedure encountered complications, resulting in her current comatose state. “Aunty Ramota slipped into a coma on Saturday, June 8th, subsequent to her BBL surgery at a hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos State, due to surgical complications,” Tosin said. The incident has sparked a range of reactions, with some questioning the authenticity of the news, while others expressed genuine concern and hope for her prompt recovery. In response to the news, popular actress Toyin Lawani commented, “It’s a skit, forget. I’m not even falling for this. I’m just imagining how it will look on her legs. I know it’s a joke though. No doctor

DO YOU AGREE? Men Must Have At Least N50M In Their Account Before Considering Marriage – Saida Boj

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Controversial influencer, Saida Boj has made another controversial comment.   She claims that a man must have at least N50M before going into marriage.   She stated this while speaking in a recent podcast with Popcentral.   According to her, it is very necessary that a man goes into marriage being financially ready to take care of his family.   She stated that the least amount a man should have before he goes into marriage should be N50M.   Saida Boj noted that marriage is full of expenses. The man has to take care of his wife, his kids and the rest.   The influencer added that if the man brings less to the marriage, it would be that he is married to an understanding wife, and she wouldn’t advise any woman to be an understanding wife.   Read comments from netizens below:   itz_baylow said: “Your father get 50m when he marry your mama…up till now,your father get 50m?”   berrywhyte12 said: “What of the woman ? Because na 2500 i get o”   tradewitstyle said: “You guys are taking the inform