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Grammy nominee Burna Boy says he’s the ‘best since Fela’ , Nigerians react

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Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, professionally known as Burna Boy, has become popular along with other big names in the industry after he sent out a tweet claiming he’s the best to ever to do it since Late Legendary singer and Activist, Fela Anikulapo-kuti.

Burna Boy who lost out in winning an award at the 2020 Grammys, had earlier tweeted this:

FACT! I always knew I was and I am THE BEST. Everyone you think is the best KNOWS I’m BEST since Fela Kuti. But @timayatimaya told me something a long time ago that made me not care about being the best. “The World can do without the Best” the world will still spin regardless.

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A twitter user who felt this was a diss to his seniors in the industry, asked where he was when afrobeat was “crawling” between 2010-2018. In response, Burna Boy wrote ;

Lol. NOBODY paved shit for me. Everybody dey find them own. I bin Out here, if you knew the way they made us look weak by begging and paying the western world to like us you will see that no table was set and I’m the one that brought you the Respect you currently enjoy.

Some people actually agreed with his claim while others totally disagreed and didn’t fail to let him know

Here’s how Nigerians reacted to Burna’s claim:

 

 

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Stephanie Busari emerges only Nigerian selected as Yale’s 2020 World Fellow

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Renowned journalist, Stephanie Busari, has beaten thousands of applicants from around the world to secure one of the few spots on the annual Yale’s World Fellow Program.

Stephanie Busari has been selected as the only Nigerian in the Class of 2020 for the annual Yale’s World Fellow Program.

The multi-award-winning journalist and editor at CNN Worldwide, Stephanie Busari, is widely known for exclusively obtaining the ‘proof of life’ video on the missing Chibok schoolgirls in the wake of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign.

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The video exposition eventually led to talks with the insurgency group, Boko Haram, which resulted in the release of over 100 kidnapped schoolgirls.

She started off as a freelance journalist at BBC News before she moved to CNN in 2008; where she pioneered CNN’s first digital and multi-platform bureau.

Stephanie has since then amassed several awards including the Peabody Award and the Hollywood Gracie Award.

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This is why it was only fitting that she was chosen alongside 13 other women and men as part of the elite set in Yale’s 2020 World Fellows program; a global leadership development program at the university.

 

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Popular Actor, Antonio Banderas, tests positive for Covid-19

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Spanish actor, Antonio Banderas, has tested positive for coronavirus in Malaga, Spain, on his 60th birthday, the Daily Mail reported on Monday.

Antonio Banderas, who is best known for his roles in Desperado and The Mask of Zorro, announced his diagnosis on social media.

The actor revealed he was spending the day in quarantine and said that he was experiencing symptoms of fatigue.

Antonio Banderas reassured fans that he expected to make a full recovery in the near future.

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It is not clear where the Madrid-born actor contracted coronavirus, but, translated from Spanish, his post read: “I feel relatively well, just a little more tired than usual.”

He said he was “confident that I will recover as soon as possible” from the “infectious process that I suffer and that is affecting so many people around the planet.”

The actor added that he would be spending his time in isolation focusing on reading, writing and resting

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He said he would “continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my newly released 60 years to which I arrive loaded with desire and enthusiasm.”

Banderas has homes in Spain, the US, and near Surrey in England.

The actor’s work with Pedro Almodovar made him a star in Spain, before pop star Madonna introduced then to Hollywood.

Antonio Banderas carved an illustrious career spanning more than 100 movies, with huge blockbuster success including Philadelphia, Puss in Boots, and Pain and Glory.

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Antonio Banderas previously suffered a heart attack in January 2017 and he later underwent surgery to insert three stents in his arteries.

Antonio Banderas is the latest in a string of high-profile figures to test positive for the illness, including Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Bryan Cranston and the singer Pink.

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JUST IN: Majek Fajek set for burial in US

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Legendary reggae musician, Majek Fashek, will be buried in New York, United States where he died.

His son, Randy, revealed this in a video on Monday.

However, no date had been announced for the burial yet.

Details shortly…

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