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Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Funke Akindele make Forbes Africa icons’ list

Top Nigerian celebrities have been listed on Forbes ‘100 Icons from Africa.’

Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Omotola Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele-Bello, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Mr Eazi, among other Nigerians made the list.

Also, the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala featured on the list.

According to Forbes, the list was curated from Hollywood exports and Grammy artists to award-winning ideas that can save the world.

It also stated that the list is a way of “celebrating those whose ideas, inventions, and influential role models have aided Africa’s growth over the last decade.”

Forbes on its official Twitter handle, @Forbesafrica, alongside the list wrote, “This is a way of celebrating those also with the award-winning ideas that had defined the African continent and influential role models that have spelt Africa’s growth over the last decade.”

Forbes described Burna Boy in the publication as one of the biggest and most successful African artists on this continent.
While Genevieve was described as the trailblazer of Nollywood. Dailypost

Nigerians congratulate Burna Boy, Wizkid over Grammys 2021 win

The Nigerian Twitter space is currently buzzing over the successful outing of two Nigerian superstars, Burna Boy and Wizkid, at the 63rd Grammy Awards ceremony.

Wizkid won his first-ever Grammy Award for his collaboration with Beyonce in the song‘Brown Skin Girl’ off the 2019 album, ‘The Lion King’.

Burna Boy took his throne as the African Giant as he bagged the prestigious award in the category for the Best Global Music Album category for his album Twice As Tall.

So far, while the Grammys is trending at number one on Twitter, Burna Boy’s albums, Twice As Tall and African Giant, is trending on number two and three, respectively, on the social media platform, while Starboy, a pseudonym for Wizkid, is trending at number four.

Legendary Nigerian singer, Femi Kuti, took to his verified Twitter account to congratulate Burna Boy on his win. He simply wrote, “Congratulations @burnaboy.”

Former Senator, Ben Bruce, wrote, “Congratulations to Burna Boy on bringing the Grammys. Proudly Nigerian @burnaboy

Sonorous singer Seyi Shay also sent her congratulatory message to the African Giant stating, “@burnaboy KILLIN DEM!!! Congratulations darling #GRAMMYs #bestgobalmusicalbum #TWICEASTALL.”

The singer’s lover, Stefflondon, also took to her Instastory to celebrate the Wonderful singer. Sharing a picture of Burna Boy, she wrote, “Issa Grammy Boy.”

She further posted a picture that showed the ecstatic singer when announced as the winner as well as another picture of both of them.

Popular disc jockey, DJ Switch, congratulated both Burna Boy and Wizkid in a tweet, saying, “Congratulations to Baba NLA @wizkidayo & the African Giant @burnaboy. Very well deserved! We are all so happy, thank you! #GRAMMYs.”

Funnyman, Mr Macaroni, while tweeting a line from Burna Boy’s hit song, Wonderful, congratulated the singer on his win as he wrote on his verified Twitter account, “I go show you wonder waa ri wonderful… You no go believe wetin won happen!! African Giant don show us Wonder!! Crown.”

Popular Nigerian singer, 9ice, took to his Instagram account to congratulate Wizkid, as he wrote, “Congrats Wizman!!! @wizkidayo.”

Sending her congratulations to Wizkid, Nigerian activist, Rinu, took to her verified Twitter account saying, “Starboy, we call you number one! Wizzy baby! Machala of Africa. My President on #GRAMMYs.” Punch


Singer Wizkid celebrates his son, Zion birthday as he Clocks 2

Superstar Wizkid has taken to social media to celebrate his third child, son Zion.

Wizkid composed a sweet birthday message for his little boy who turned 2 today, 28th of October, 2019.

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He tweeted; “Zion’s day, Love you my blood, my light my everything.”

Wizkid welcomed Zion with his manager Jada Pollock.

Wizkid, who has been trending for days now, following his successful shows in London and Paris, took to his Twitter page to declare his love for his son.

Wizkid, Montana, Ms Banks others to perform at BBC event

Nigerian artiste, Wizkid has been announced as the headline act for this year’s BBC Radio 1Xtra Live music event.

Wizkid will join the likes of French Montana, Ms Banks, Aitch and DaniLeigh at Arena Birmingham on 5 October.

He said he was “looking forward” to the event, adding: “Big up 1Xtra for supporting our culture.” Other acts performing at the event include Headie One, Miraa May, Stylo G, and Lil Tecca.

1Xtra’s DJ Target says: “1Xtra Live is our flagship night where we really get to let our hair down and showcase some of the cream of artists we love and support on the network.

“This year we head to Birmingham, a city we’ve always had an amazing relationship with, and we bring another incredible line up with us, including French Montana, who’s gone from strength to strength since we last welcomed him as a surprise in 2017. His full set is going to go off.

“Aitch is undoubtedly next up when it comes to UK rap and he’s going to kill it; Ms Banks has had a fierce year too and is brilliant live.”

Mark Strippel, 1Xtra’s head of programmes, says Birmingham is a “beacon for rap and grime music in the UK”.

“It’s vital that we continue to reflect the scale and growth of the scene on 1Xtra.

“With some brilliant surprise acts already lined up to perform, it’s sure to be an unmissable night.”
1Xtra Live will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Asian Network from 7pm on 5 October. (Vanguard)

Wizkid drops new single 'Ghetto Love'

Wizkid drops new single ‘Ghetto Love‘ single he teased on social media  is finally here.

Expected to be on his fourth studio album titled Made in Lagos, ‘Ghetto Love’ is a dancehall-infused song crafted in the mould of a lot of Wizkid’s songs. He sings about unrequited love from ‘Adanma’. Still, Wizkid wants to ‘die there,’ as we say in Nigeria.

Song is produced by Killertunes and Kel P



UBA CEO, starboy Wizkid speak on partnership

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Kennedy Uzoka, and singer Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, have addressed the importance of their partnership to Nigerian small and medium businesses.

While speaking on the reason behind the choice of Wizkid as the bank’s Ambassador, Uzoka said the decision was prompted by UBA’s commitment to small and medium enterprises.
Speaking during the fireside chat at the 2019 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum, the UBA CEO said the bank is unrelenting in its effort at  ensuring SMEs thrive within the business environment in Nigeria.

We are unveiling Wizkid as our brand ambassador to show our unrelenting support for SMEs and to further create a platform for them to thrive. This is a strong collaboration that will help us as an institution to propel our dream of making Africa a truly self-sufficient economy.”

It should be noted that Wizkid’s partnership with UBA is meant to be a representation of the music industry which has been sidelined for many years from banks’ investment and government support that Nollywood has been enjoying.

The music industry is saturated with small and medium record labels that are single-handedly operated by Nigerian artistes themselves. The international success recorded by the likes of Wizkid, Davido and Tiwa Savage has renewed foreign interest in the music industry as it was during the early era of the industry.
The only record label that has enjoyed private placement remains Mavin Records, a label established by music producer, Michael “Don Jazzy” Collins. Mavin in January this year, announced a “multimillion-dollar” equity investment partnership with Kupanda Holdings for its expansion drive.

With the industry expected to hit N18 billion next year, having clocked $33 million in 2015, it’s no surprise that UBA is positioning itself as a key partner as the bank continues to diversify its interest to include fashion and other SME-driven markets on its focus list.
“UBA is a bank that is interested in the growth of SMEs as well as youth empowerment and we have done many things in the past in this regard. We have partnered the Tony Elumelu Foundation to support the youths across Africa who we know are the future of our continent’s economic renaissance,” Uzoka added.

On his own part, Wizkid stated that the music industry and entertainment as a whole was in need of capital support from financial institutions to propel its growth. The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner hinted that the partnership with UBA will not be limited to the music industry.

“It is my passion and my biggest dream to help the youth and to build schools around Africa, and this partnership, I believe, is a step towards that direction; UBA and Wizkid, now let’s change the world.”
Wizkid is the founder of Starboy Entertainment, a record label with several artistes under its umbrella.


Wizkid earns second Billboard Hot 100 entry with Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’

Wizkid, Nigerian singer, has earned his second entry into the US Billboard Hot 100 charts following his role in ‘Brown Skin Girl’, a track off ‘The Lion King: The Gift’, Beyonce’s recent album.

The song, which debuted at number 76 on the Hot 100, marks Wizkid’s second entry on the chart as a featured act.

In 2016, the award-winning singer made his first appearance on the chat as a featured act in ‘One Dance’, Drake’s chart topper — which later that year became Sportify’s most streamed song in the history of the music platform.

Meanwhile, this week’s chart also sees Lil Nax occupy the number one position ahead of the likes of Chris Brown, Drake, Rick Ross, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes and a league of other renowned figures.

Beyonce had dropped the ‘Lion King’-inspired album on July 19 — featuring Wizkid, Blue Ivy Carter, her first daughter with Jay-Z, and Saint JHN in ‘Brown Skin Girl’ — a track that became an instant hit on social media, spurring the hashtag #BrownSkinGirlChallenge.

At just seven-year-old, Blue Ivy also earned her first career entry on the Hot 100.

Other Nigerians who featured in the 27-track project include Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, and Tekno.

Billboards Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs published weekly by Billboard, an American entertainment media brand.

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