‘Justice Slowly Becoming A Thing Of The Past’ – Davido, Banky W, Celebrities Fume Over Sowore’s Re-Arrest

Operatives of the Department of State Services on Friday re-detained founder of the Revolution Now campaign, Omoyele Sowore less than 24 hours after they released him.

Sowore was re-arrested following an earlier futile attempt by DSS operatives to arrest him inside the courtroom of a Federal High Court in Abuja.

He was eventually whisked away at the court premises and taken to the office of the DSS where he is being detained.

Sowore was released on Thursday night after months in DSS detention, following an order by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, who gave the security agency a 24-hour ultimatum.

His re-arrest has sparked reactions from many Nigerians including celebrities who took to social media messaging platform, Twitter to express disdain over the

Pop star, David Adeleke popularly known by his fans as Davido lamented that  “Justice slowly becoming a thing of the past in our dear country.” He also tagged another top musician Falz, who father, Femi Falana (SAN) is Sowore’s lawyer. He added that he Senior Advocate is a legend.

 

 

Banky Wellington, a singer and actor in his reaction said Sowore’s re-arrest brings shame to Nigeria’s Democracy.

“This is an absolute disgrace to our country & a blatant abuse of human rights. It doesn’t matter whether you agree with Sowore’s political ambitions or not. This is a new low, even for us,” he said.

Veteran broadcaster Funmi Iyanda was also not silent over the situation she wondered why Sowore has become a threat. He also described the situation as ‘crazier.’

In a satirical reaction, popular comedian Frank Donga described the re-arrest as a kidnap inside a courtroom.

 

 

See tweets of more celebrities below…

 

Davido Releases 17-Track Album ‘A Good Time’

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Nigerian Afrobeats artist David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has released his highly anticipated album “A Good Time”.

The 17 track album is made up of 12 new songs and five already released songs; Assurance, If, Fall, Blow My Mind featuring Chris Brown and Risky featuring Jamaican artist Popcaan.

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In the new album, Davido also features Peruzzi, Dremo, Summer Walker, Yonda, among other top artists.

A day before the eventual release of the album, the Omo Baba Olowo crooner wrote an emotional message on his Instagram, explaining the inspiration behind his new album.

It’s been a long 7 years. A lot has transpired in my life since my debut album ‘Genesis’, and I, David Adeleke (aka Davido) have gone through a process of immense changes and growth. In sad times I lost close family and friends (RIP) and in my happiest times I’ve created lives (Imade, Hailey & David Jr). I fell in love and got engaged to my PHENOMENAL fiancé, Chioma. I’ve fought battles of all kinds and on all fronts: spiritual, physical, mental, emotional even political.

With less than 48 hours left of the 7-year wait for the album of the century; A Good Time reflects on the ability to trust the timing of your life, enjoying the best moments & persevering through the worst ones. There’s no time like the present and it’s A Good Time to be alive, to be a PROUD AFRICAN and to fight for the freedom of one another – in unity. This is my album cover art and it reflects the culmination of my 7-year journey in audio/visual form, I present to you, “A Good Time”. OUT Nov 22!!! #AGoodTime

A Good Time comes seven years after Davido’s debut album Omo Baba Olowo. He also released Son of Mercy in 2016.

Davido Announces Date For Release Of New Album ‘A Good Time’

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Hip-hop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has announced the date for the release of his second studio album titled ‘A Good Time’.

The singer took to his Instagram handle on Monday to announce that the album will be released on November 22, 2019.

“A GOOD TIME NOV 22 !!!!!!!!!!!” he posted.

 

 

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A GOOD TIME NOV 22 !!!!!!!!!!! RISKY OUT NOW!!

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The announcement gained huge reactions from other showbiz stars.

“November 22 ke, ….se ko Peju beyen? ahhhh….me I go protest ooo😩….oya drop 2 from the album make we dey use that one hold body 😩😩😩😩,” popular Instagram comedian Brodashaggi commented.

@Twyse_116, another Instagram comedian wants more single to be dropped before the release of the album, “Give us one more nah 😩😭,” he posted.

‘A Good Time’ will serve as a follow up on Davido’s last album titled ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ which was released in 2012.

The album will also feature; ‘Blow my mind’ featuring American singer, Chris Brown and ‘Risky’ featuring Popcaan, which he released recently.

Davido Celebrates Birth Of Son In Style

 

Nigerian singer and record producer, David Adedeji Adeleke (Popularly known as Davido) is celebrating the arrival of his first son with wife-to-be Chioma Rowland.

A very happy Davido took to social media in the early hours of Sunday to share a lovely photo in which he had his new born wrapped in his embrace.

In another social media post, the songwriter could be seen popping a bottle of champagne to celebrate his son.

READ ALSO: ‘Farming’ Brought To Fruition A Vision I Carried For So Long – Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

 

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GRATEFUL, THE KING IS HERE 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 . Follow @davidooffcial_fanspage . #nairamarley #wizkid #burnaboy #rema .

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Chris Brown, Davido Drop New Single ‘Lower Body’

American artist, Chris Brown and Nigeria’s popstar Davido have collaborated again dropping a new single titled ‘Lower Body.’

Excited about the new single, Davido announced the release on his Instagram with a caption, “We go dey wound dem like dat !! Lower body ft Me OUT NOW !!!”

 

 

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We go dey wound dem like dat !! Lower body ft Me OUT NOW !!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🤗🌍

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‘Lower Body’ is one of the tracks in Brown’s 32-song album, titled ‘Indigo Extended’ which was released on Friday midnight.

Brown’s latest collaboration with Davido comes a few months after their first collaboration in July when the music duo released ‘Blow My Mind.’

Nigeria’s producer and writer, Ayoola Agboola, popularly known as Kiddominant was also in Brown’s new album.

The maestro also shared the news on Instagram.

He wrote, “Track 3 written and produced by me. Track 1 produced by me. Thank you, Chris Brown, for trusting me with the sauce. Thank you Davido for gingering all.”

Kiddominant is best known for producing Orezi’s hit single ‘Rihanna’ in 2013. He also produced Davido’s international hit single ‘Fall.’

Other artists featured in ‘Indigo Extended’ include Tory Lanez, Rich the Kid, Sage the Gemini and Dani Leigh.

2019 Headies Awards: Burna Boy Makes History With 10 Nominations

The 13th Headies Awards nominations list is out and Burna Boy made history raking in 10 nominations.

Headies on its website says Burna’s history as the most nominated artiste is the highest in the history of the award as it defeats Olamide’s record of seven nominations in the 2015 edition of the awards.

READ ALSO: Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ Is Nigeria’s Submission For 2020 Oscars

Burna Boy is in contention for the artiste of the year alongside Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Falz The Bahd Guy, Teni and Mr Eazi.

Burna’s Ye has three nominations, Song Of The Year, Recording of the year, Best Pop Single and its producer, Phantom gets nominated in the Producer of the year category.

Other categories he got nominated for are: Best Reggae/Dancehall Single Heaven’s Gate featuring Lily Allen ‘, Best Pop Album ‘Outside’, Best Collabo Killin’ Dem featuring Zlatan.

Best Music Video ‘Dangote’, Album of the year ‘Outside, and Headies Viewers Choice.

Other artistes with top nominations include Davido, Wizkid, and Teni.

Tagged ‘The Power of A Dream’ the 2019 Headies Award will feature 29 unique categories to acknowledge and celebrate the work of various artists in different categories.

These include; Best Recording of the Year; Best Pop Single; Producer of The Year; Best Rap Album; Best R&B/ Pop Album; Best Collabo; Best Rap Single; Best Vocal Performance (Male); Best Vocal Performance (Female); Next Rated; Hip Hop World Revelation; and Lyricist on The Roll.

Others are the Best Street-Hop Artiste; Album of The Year; Artiste of The Year; Song of The Year; African Artiste Recognition; Headies’ Viewer’s Choice; Industry Brand Supporter; Best Performer; Songwriter of The Year; Rookie of The Year; Special Recognition; Hall of Fame.

 

 

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BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artist or group in the year under review.

Adekunle Gold – Ire

Heal D World – Patoranking

Olanrewaju – Brymo

Uyo Meyo – Teni

Ye – Burna Boy

 

BEST POP SINGLE

A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group).

‘Ye’ – Burna Boy

‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD

‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

‘Case’ – Teni

‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

‘Baby’ – Joeboy

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

An individual is responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

Phantom – ‘Ye’ by Burna Boy

Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema

Spellz – ‘Askamaya’ by Teni

Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and Wizkid

Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan

 

BEST RAP ALBUM

A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz

‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga

‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp

 

BEST R&B/ POP ALBUM

A category for the best r&b/pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

‘Rare.’ – Odunsi (The Engine)

‘Outside’ – Burna Boy

‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel

‘Mayor of Lagos’ – Mayorkun

‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters

‘Available’ (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters

‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films

‘Talk’ (Falz) – Prodigeezy

‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor

 

BEST R&B SINGLE

A category for the best r&b single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE

‘Serenade’ – Funbi

‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni

‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld

‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown

 

BEST COLLABO

A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee

‘One Ticket’ Kiss Daniel ft. Davido

‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

‘Killin’ Dem – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan

‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi

 

BEST RAP SINGLE

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

‘Talk’ – Falz

‘We Don’t Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce

‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss ft. Olamide

‘Sacrifice’ – Payper Corleone Ft. Alpha Ojini

‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)

A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’

Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’

Nonso Bassey – ‘411’

Funbi – ‘Serenade’

Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’

Waje – ‘Udue’

Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’

Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’

Falana – ‘Repeat’

 

NEXT RATED

This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.

Rema

Joeboy

Fireboy DML

Victor AD

Lyta

Zlatan

 

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

A voting category for the best new artist with a debut album adjudged to be outstanding in terms of artistic quality and impact within the year under review.

Odunsi

Mayorkun

Wurld

Humblesmith

 

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

YCEE – ‘Balance’

Boogey – ‘Implode’

Paybac – ‘Implode’

Ghost – ‘Crown’

Tec – ‘Crown’

AQ – ‘Crown’

 

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

Erigga – ‘Motivation’

Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’

Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’

Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’

Lyta – ‘Time’

 

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

‘Cash’ – Lady Donli

‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems

‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille

‘Heya’ – Brymo

‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in the year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition and impact).

‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold

‘Outside’ – Burna Boy

‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz

‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel

 

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste in the year under review.

Burna Boy

Wizkid

Davido

Tiwa Savage

Falz

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

‘Ye’ – Burna Boy

‘Dumebi’ – Rema

‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD

‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid

‘Case’ – Teni

‘Leg work’ – Zlatan

‘Baby’ – Joeboy

‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

 

AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION

A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigerian music scene in the year under review.

Master KG – Skeleton Moves (SOUTH AFRICA)

Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) (IVORY COAST)

Sauti Sol – Melanin (KENYA)

King Promise – CCTV (GHANA)

DJ Maphoriza – iWalk Ye Phara (SOUTH AFRICA)

 

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

A voting category to award the fan’s favourite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

Mr Eazi

Burna Boy

Teni

Fireboy DML

Rema

Joe Boy

Wizkid

Davido

 

BEST PERFORMER

A non-voting category for the Artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualized and executed in the year under review with consideration of live performances.

Falz

Tiwa Savage

Brymo

Yemi Alade

Adekunle Gold

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.

Crayon

Buju

Barry Jhay

Oxlade

Davido To Feature In Hollywood’s ‘Coming To America’

Nigerian Pop Star, Davido is on his way to making debut Hollywood appearance with a performance role, in the remake of the 1988 romantic comedy classic, ‘Coming To America’.

American Comedian, with African roots, Michael Blackson disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle and also congratulated the ‘Blow My Mind’ crooner.

“Davido told me he has a performance scene in the movie #ComingToAmerica2 congrats homie,” Blackson tweeted.

 

Industry watchers are taking Blackson’s post seriously because Davido is known to be very active on social media and would have debunked it if it were wrong.

He is also not expected to immediately confirm it on social media either because such contracts usually come with non-disclosure caveat.

However, ‘Coming To America’ is one of the most critically and commercially successful movies from Hollywood in the 1980s.

Starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Paul Bates as its main cast, the sequel is expected to be released later this year with many of its original casts expected to return.

#Chivido2020: Social Media Agog As Davido Proposes To Chioma

 

Singer Davido has set social media ablaze as pictures and videos of his romantic proposal to his girlfriend, Chioma have gone viral.

The proposal happened in London on Thursday, after which he shared a picture on his social media saying: “she said yes!!!! Big rock”.

 

 

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MY SWEET CHUBBY HANDS!!😍😍😍😍😍😍 @thechefchi 💎💎💎 …..

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The proposal is definitely one to remain a lasting memory in the hearts of fans as they cannot get over the “Assurance” customised gold ring that will no doubt be Chioma’s newest favourite accessory.

Read Also: Davido Hints At 2020 Wedding With Chioma

It is, however, not the only news exciting the fans as rumours of Chioma’s pregnancy was finally confirmed in one of the videos making the rounds.

This has everyone over the moon since the couple had neither confirmed nor denied rumours when asked about her pregnancy.

The proposal is coming exactly 10 days after both families had an official introduction in Lagos. Big congrats to them!

Davido Hints At 2020 Wedding With Chioma

Davido and Chioma. PHOTO: Davido/Instagram

 

Hip-hop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has hinted that he is getting married to his girlfriend, Chioma.

The duo, on Monday, shared pictures from their introduction ceremony on their official Instagram handles

Davido, sharing the pictures from the family introduction wrote, “First of all Introduction” on his Instagram page.

 

 

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First of all INTRODUCTION 🎊🥂🍾👰🏾🤵🏾

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The post received a lot of likes and congratulatory replies from fans and friends including Tu Baba, Shina Rambo, Dj Neptune, among others.

The Blow My Mind crooner also on his instastory shared the proposed hashtag of the wedding #CHIVIDO2020 calling on friends to get their traditional outfits ready.

 

Davido, Burna Boy, Nasty C Top 2019 AFRIMA Continental Nominees’ List

Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido and Damini Ogulu with the stage name Burna Boy have scored high nominations in AFRIMA Continental Nominees’ List of 2019.

Also South African rapper and producer, Nasty C and Northern Africa’s showman, Tamer Hosny made the top list of the nominations.

The list was released by the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, on Sunday.

The Continental categories are made up of the different genres of African music from Hip-Hop, Jazz, R’n’B, Pop and Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall to other coveted categories such as ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Producer of the Year’ and ‘Best African Collaboration’ among others.

READ ALSO: Burna Boy Ecstatic As Music Legend Elton John Gives Him Shout Out

Over 200 songs have been nominated from a variety of artistes in the Continental and Regional categories cutting across a host of African talents and creative living on the continent and in the diaspora.

South Africa’s Nasty C leads the nominations with nine nominations in the following categories; Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, Producer of the Year in Africa, Best African Rapper/Lyricist, Best African Collaboration, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Hip-Hop, Songwriter of the Year in Africa and Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R’n’B & Soul.

Nigeria’s Davido follows closely with six nominations which include; Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, African Fans’ Favourite, Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African R’n’B & Soul, and Best African Collaboration for ‘Blow My Mind with Chris Brown’.

Killin Dem’ cronner, Burna Boy picked up five different nominations which are Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, Album of the Year in Africa and Best African Collaboration.

Egyptian artiste, Tamer Hosny copped four nominations in the following categories; Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, Song of the Year in Africa, and Songwriter of the Year in Africa.

Other artistes with multiple nominations include Diamond Platnumz who accrued four nominations and South Africa’s producer and DJ, Prince Kaybee with five spots.

The public voting for the sixth AFRIMA Nominees stands a chance to win the 23.9 Carat Gold-Plated AFRIMA trophy commences on September 1 and closes on November 22.

‘Africa Has Lost A King,’ Stars, Fans Mourn DJ Arafat

Nigerian music stars and fans of Cote D’Ivorain singer, DJ Arafat, on Monday took to social media to mourn after the shocking news of his death.

David Adeleke popularly known as Davido and Yemi Alade was one of the Nigerian stars who paid condolence after news of DJ Arafat’s death went viral.

They joined many other fans to flood the social with heartfelt tributes.

Among the tributes was a video by Nigerian Afro-pop singer, Yemi Alade dancing with  DJ Arafat with the caption, “RIP DJ Arafat. #Africa has lost a legend.”

DJ Arafat died on Monday morning after a motorbike accident in an Abidjan hospital.

He died at the age of 33.

 

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Davido Pays Tribute To Cote D’Ivore’s DJ Arafat

 

Nigerian singer and songwriter, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido on Monday joined music fans to mourn popular Cote D’Ivore singer, DJ Arafat who died in a road accident in Abidjan.

The news of Arafat’s death came to the public knowledge after the country’s broadcaster RTI tweeted it, saying: “Death of artist DJ Arafat… today at 8:00 am as a result of a road accident overnight.”

Davido in reaction to the news took to his official Tweeter handle and paid tribute to Arafat.

He posted an old picture of himself and Arafat while professing his love for the late artist with the caption, “RIP Yorobo. I love you”.

READ ALSO: DJ Arafat Dies In Cote D’Ivore Road Crash

Born in Abidjan in 1986, DJ Arafat — real name Ange Didier Huon — was avidly followed in French-speaking western and central African countries.

He issued 11 albums, mainly of “coupe-decale” — a dance music form combining choppy rhythms with hip-hop-style vocals.

Ivorian Culture Minister Maurice Kouakou Bandaman expressed his condolences and said a tribute would be organised to honour the musician.