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12 greatest achievements of Wizkid BY AAbiodun

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Nigerian singer and songwriter, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid is 30 today.

On this day, well-wishers have taken to social media to drop beautiful messages and prayers for the pop musician.

One Twitter user, however, identified as @AAbiodun_ has taken time out to list the greatest achievement ever known of the star boy.

According to @AAbiodun_, here are the 12 greatest achievements of Wizkid;

  •  First African Artiste to bag seven Billboard Nominations. He bagged nominations for Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song, Top Collaboration, Top R&B Song, and Top R&B Collaboration. 
  • Youngest African Artiste to get a Grammy nomination Wizzy Wizzle as he is also the youngest African Artiste to get nominated for a Grammy award Courtesy of the 2016 Drake album, Views.
  • Itunes World Chart record Wizkid is the only Nigerian musician who not only made the number one spot on the iTunes World Chart but maintained that top spot for more than one week courtesy of “one dance”
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  • Wizkid Is The First African Pop Star To Perform/Sell Out Royal Albert Hall In London Wizkid is the first African to not only perform but also sell out London’s most iconic venue, Royal Albert Hall as Headliner, joining musicians like Beatles, Adele, Elton.
  • Nigerian Artiste with the most award nominations in Nigeria As of 2019, Wizkid had received a total of 66 awards from 165 nominations which came from his native Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the World.
  • First Nigerian to win three Billboard Music Awards Wizkid’s hit collaboration “One Dance” with Drake & Kyla last year earned him all the awards
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  • The First Nigerian To Win An ASCAP Award Wizkid is also the first Nigerian (if not African), to bag an international award from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
  • Wizkid has become the first Nigerian singer to win an NAACP image award. His collaboration with American award-winning singer, Beyonce for the track ”Brown Skin Girl” off her “The Gift” album won an award at the 51st NAACP Image Awards.
  • Wizkid Is The First Afro-Pop Artiste To Appear In The Guinness World Records Wizkid is really the first Afro-pop artiste to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records. This is as a result of his contribution to Drake’s smash hit, ‘One Dance’, which topped charts worldwide.
  • Wizkid Joins League of Highest-Paid Artists Worldwide He was reported to have been paid 50 million Rupees ($681,200, N245.9 million) to give a live performance, and he got Indians dancing to Soco, Fake Love and more.
  • Wizkid’s Nike Jersey Sells Out in Minutes He announced on his Instagram handle that his jersey collaboration with Nike sold out in 10 minutes. The jersey which was sold for N30,506 was described by Nike as “a celebration of Nigerian roots”.
  • Vogue Magazine Affirms Wizkid Africa’s Hottest Pop-Star The 28-year-old superstar and Star Boy Entertainment boss has been earning lots of accolades outside the country for his talent, music and creativity.
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Nollywood now a den of Yahoo boys, prostitutes – Yemi Solade

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Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade has made a damming revelation about the Nigerian movie industry.

In a recent chat with NigerianTribune, the  60-year-old revealed that the gatekeepers of Nollywood have allowed non-professionals fill spaces meant for those who truly have the passion for the craft.

“The Nollywood is not there right now. The Nollywood you see now is all-encompassing. It’s like an uncompleted building that is not guarded and what you meet there would amaze you.

“It has become an all comers affair, anybody can stroll in and act.

“All the Yahoo boys are now there, all the prostitutes that you can imagine are there.

“People cannot even differentiate between the core professionals and these class of clowns who have infiltrated the association, but they didn’t just fly in, some people whom you refer to as core professionals brought them in.

“It’s just so porous that anybody can become an actor, the entry point is so porous and annoying.

“It’s a profession and it must be handled and treated as one. I am not really pleased with the state of the industry.

“It’s a professional body and we must portray ourselves as one that has mastered the art and craft of the profession,” he said.

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BBNaija apologises for calling Kiddwaya serial flirt

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Organisers of the Big Brother Naija have apologised for labelling season 5 housemate, Kiddwaya, a “serial flirt.”

An article which was posted on the Africa Magic website on Sunday was tagged “offensive” by Big Brother Naija fans, saying it painted Kiddwaya, 27, in a bad light.

Following the post, the hashtag #JusticeForKiddwaya started trending on Twitter as Nigerians expressed their dissatisfaction with the post.

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Few hours after, the show’s organisers apologised on Twitter for the “embarrassing” post.

“Well that was embarrassing! We admit we got a little too carried away and we let our emotions get the best of us. Please remember that the power, as always, remains in your hands. #BBNaija,” they said.

Kiddwaya had recently told Nengi that he was in the house to flirt and not get into a serious relationship after Erica broke up with him.

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He later took Nengi on flirting class, advising her to flirt cautiously with her love interests in the house.

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Okiki Afolayan gifts wife, Bimbo, brand new Lexus SUV on her birthday

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Movie producer, Okiki Afolayan, has gifted his actress wife a brand new SUV  as she marks her birthday today, 9th of August 2020.

Nollywood actress, Bimbo Afolayan who is celebrating her birthday today, 9th of August has received the most expensive birthday gift among all the gifts she has been getting these past few days.

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Bimbo’s husband, Okiki Afolayan, who is also a movie producer decided to surprise his wife with a brand new Lexus SUV on her birthday.

According to research, the brand new car is said to be worth almost 20 million naira.

Sharing pictures of the brand new Lexus SUV on his page, the filmmaker wrote;

“MY GIRL ON A BRAND NEW EVERYTHING! STILL YOUR DAY IFEMI @bimboafolayan Congratulations”

Okiki Afolayan

 

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