Xenophobic Attacks: Wizkid Slams Celebrities Over Comments, Calls For Peace

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Nigerian award-winning musician, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has slammed celebrities over their comments on the Xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

Taking to his Twitter handle, the Ojuelegba crooner called for peace, asking the masses to allow love to lead.

While regretting that most people are dying, Wizkid cautioned Nigerian celebrities, asking them not to point accusing fingers.

“I’ve seen so many insensitive and dumb stupid comments from You celebrities and I’m so disappointed! This is not a time to fight or point fingers!! Let love lead,” he tweeted.

His reacting follows the deadly attacks on foreign-owned stores in Johannesburg triggered reprisal assaults on South African businesses in Nigerian cities.

Five people, most of them South Africans, have been killed and at least 289 have been arrested since the violence flared on Sunday.

Dozens of shops were destroyed in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria, the country’s political capital.

Beyonce Reveals Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Others For New Album

American Singer, Beyonce has released the tracklist of her new album entitled ‘Lion King: The Gift’ with top Nigerian artists on the list.

Nigerian stars including Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy among others are on the tracklist.

Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi on the track Keys to the Kingdom, while Tekno and Yemi Alade are on the track Don’t Jealous Me. Burna Boy is on the track titled Jara E also in the Lion King album.

Other African artists in the album include Ghana’s Shatta Wale, South Africa’s Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly; and Cameroon’s Salatiel.

Meanwhile, Yemi Alade has since shared pictures of her during the premier of the Lion King movie. She also shared a video of her on the Red carpet with Beyonce.

 


 

See below the tracklist of the new album. It also features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Childish Gambino, Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy and many others.

 

The Lion King: The Gift

01 Beyoncé: “Bigger”

02 Beyoncé: “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)”

03 Tekno / Yemi Alade / Mr. Eazi: “Don’t Jealous Me”

04 Burna Boy: “Ja Ara E”

05 Beyoncé / Kendrick Lamar: “The Nile”

06 Beyoncé / JAY-Z / Childish Gambino: “Mood 4 Eva”

07 Salatiel / Pharrell / Beyoncé: “Water”

08 Blue Ivy Carter / SAINt JHN / WizKid / Beyoncé: “Brown Skin Girl”

09 Tiwa Savage / Mr. Eazi: “Keys to the Kingdom”

10 Beyoncé: “Otherside”

11 Beyoncé / Shatta Wale: “Already”

12 Tierra Whack / Beyoncé / Busiswa / Yemi Alade / Moonchild Sanelly: “My Power”

13 070 Shake / Jessie Reyez: “Scar”

14 Beyoncé: “Spirit”

 

Tory Lanez Remixes Davido’s ‘Fall’ And Wizkid’s ‘Soco’

 

American music star, Tory Lanez, has remixed songs by popular Nigerian heavyweights Davido and Wizkid.

In a five-track mixtape released the Tory Lanez drew inspiration from the two hits songs ‘Fall and ‘Soco’.

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He made the announcement on Wednesday through his Twitter handle, where he revealed the title as ‘International Fargo’.

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15 ‘Game Changers’ Rewane Says Will Shape 2019


Against the backdrop of the just ended topsy-turvy 2018, popular economist Bismarck Rewane has listed fifteen people who he believes will shape the socio-political and economic landscape of Nigeria in 2019.

In conversation with Channels Television’s Boason Omofaye, Mr. Rewane described the New Year, as a year of “anxiety and uncertainty” after a turbulent year in 2018.

The CEO of Financial Derivatives Company, however, noted that the difference between the past year and the present is that we have “game-changing personalities both at the global, regional and domestic” level.

On the special edition of Business Morning which held on Tuesday, Rewane listed 15 persons who he described as the 2019 “Game Changers”, even as he put the passing year into better perspective.

Below are the 15 “Game Changers” as selected by Bismarck Rewane.

1. Aliko Dangote 

The richest man in Africa needs no introductions. Rewane believes that with this business tycoon constantly investing across sectors and employing many, he will continue to be a game changer in every sense of the word.

2. Seni Sulyman

Sulyman makes the 15-man list of Rewane’s ‘Game Changers’ on the basis of his role at Andela. Technology will be a key driver of most transactions in 2019 and as such Sulyman will be one of those positively disrupting the system through innovative software development.

3. Jeff Bezos (Amazon)

Jeff Bezos Photo: AFP

With a company (Amazon) worth about I trillion dollars, one cannot but agree that Jeff Bezos will be part of those who will shape 2019 not only in Nigeria but across the world.

4. Vladimir Putin

Looking at 2019 from a political angle at the global stage, we can be sure that Vladimir Putin will play a key role in shaping 2019 with his control of OPEC, as well as the gas pump into Europe.

5. Xi Jinping 

With its great numbers, China can never be looked down upon politically and economically. China’s growing demand for oil and its large economy makes it highly impossible that they will be ignored in 2019.

6. Theresa May

File Photo of Theresa May

Whether it be functional or dysfunctional, Theresa May and the Brexit agenda remains a key issue, as Brexit is upon all of us.

7. Oby Ezekwesili

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According to Rewane, Ezekwesili is a game changer in the political space, especially with regards to Nigeria.

“She has been saying the right things, addressing policy issues which she understands very well,” Rewane says.

While it remains uncertain what will be the outcome of the presidential election this year, still Oby Ezekwesili remains a defining voice.

8. Prof Yemi Osinbajo

Why FG Is Uplifting Poor Nigerians Through SIPs – Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo addressing an audience in August 2018.

The Vice President is and will be key in the process of fashioning appropriate policies and strategies that will improve the ease of doing business in Nigeria.

9. Peter Obi

Armed with data, Peter Obi brings to the table a different approach to discussing the issues in Nigeria, making projections and informed inferences, he is one of those who will shape the socio-economic and political narratives of Nigeria in 2019.

10. Abubakar Suleiman  

In the financial service sector, Abubakar Suleiman, Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank is one to reckon with. The bank’s affinity with technology makes it a bank to watch out for in 2019 and by inference, makes Suleiman a leading figure that will shape things in the financial sector.

11. Yaw Nsarkoh

Rewane says that with the very interesting work which Unilever has done in the northeast, Nsarkoh cannot be left out of the 2019 dialogue.

12. Pat Oniha 

Nigeria has a debt problem and how Pat Oniha manages this will be a determinant of our future, thus making her a key ‘Game Changer’ for 2019.

13. Wizkid

Wizkid, artist of the year

In the social scene, “Wizkid is moving very fast and gaining great traction” says Rewane. The Economist argues that the Dolce & Gabbana ambassador is doing wonderfully well and is going places, hence will continue to be a big topic in 2019.

14. Kemi Adetiba

 

From the wedding party to King of Boys, Adetiba’s curriculum vitae is solid. The filmmaker and music video director has worked her way into the heart of the Nigerian entertainment industry, making herself a priceless gem for an industry that is taking the world by storm.

15. Viola Davis

Viola Davis

With the movie “Widows” getting a 90 percent approval rating on rotten tomatoes and complimentary reviews from many respected critics, this multi-award winning actress and producer is yet again at the centre of attention and this will linger deep into 2019, as fans all over the world continue in awe, to build dialogues around this “triple crown acting” queen.

Kizz Daniel Tops Davido, Wizkid In Most Searched Lyrics In Nigeria

The lyrics to ‘One ticket’ by Nigerian Afro-pop rave of the moment, Kizz Daniel, is the most searched lyrics in Nigeria for 2018.

This is according to a 10-man Google Trends list published on Wednesday, December 12.

Google Trends is a report borne from analysis of popular search queries by language and region.

The report for Nigeria showed that ‘One Ticket’ beats the likes of Drake’s multi-award winning song ‘God’s Plan’ to clinch the topmost spot for most searched lyrics.

Kizz Daniel’s One Ticket was the first of a few other Nigerian lyrics that made it to the 2018 Google trends list.

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Below is the full list of the 2018 most searched lyrics in Nigeria, according to Google Trends.

1. One Ticket ( Kizz Daniel Ft. Davido)

2. God’s Plan (Drake)

3. In my feelings (Drake)

4. Fake Love (Duncan Mighty ft. Wizkid)

5. Assurance (Davido)

6. Nwa Baby (Davido)

7. Man’s Not Hot (Michael Dapaah)

8. Girls like you (Maroon 5)

9. Freaky Friday (Lil Dicky)

10. This is Nigeria (Falz)

The Google Trends list comes in diverse categories including most searched people, movies, news, sports and sporting events.

Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United came up tops in the list of most searched people in Nigeria for 2018, as well as the most searched sportsperson of the year.

In music, Wizkid’s ‘Fever’ came out tops in the most searched song of the year, while Black Panther secured the number one position for most searched movies.

Wizkid, Tiwa Savage Give Fans ‘Fever’ In New Video

 

Singer, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has released the video for his new single ‘Fever’.

The song features fellow musician Tiwa Savage as a vixen but what is more interesting is the romance between the two.

Prior to the release of the video, fans of both singers have been puzzled about their closeness which quickly raised questions of their relationship status, shortly after Tiwa’s break up with her husband Teebillz.

In the heat of the controversy, Teebillz had earlier been quoted as saying that Wizkid cannot be in a relationship with his ex-wife because he sees him (Wizkid) as his younger brother.

While both singers have denied being in a relationship, their chemistry in the new video seems to prove otherwise and has intensified speculations that they could be dating.

The music video which was released on Wednesday morning currently has well over 200,000 views on Youtube and both singers have emerged as the top trends on Twitter.

 

Here are some of the comments from fans as well as critics.

 

In case you missed it, watch the video below.

 

Linda Ikeji, Wizkid Top Google Nigeria Search For Last 10 Years

Linda Ikeji                                                                                                                                 Wizkid

 

Popular blogger and entrepreneur Linda Ikeji and popstar Ayodele Balogun, also known as Wizkid have topped Google Nigeria search since 2008.

The tech giant disclosed this on Wednesday as it marked a major milestone – its 20th anniversary.

Other prominent Nigerians in the top 10 are Olamide, President Muhammadu Buhari, Davido, and Phyno.

See the full list below:

  1. Linda Ikeii
  2. Wizkid
  3. Olamide
  4. Muhammadu Buhari
  5. Davido
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo
  7. Lionel Messi
  8. Rihanna
  9. Nicki Minaj
  10. Phyno

Founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, with the aim of organising the world’s information to make it universally accessible and useful, the Search Index now contains hundreds of billions of web pages and is well over 100 000 000 gigabytes in size.

Google has not only grown to become the world’s most popular search engine, it has also become a crucial tool for many, according to the Country Manager for Nigeria Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor.

“Search is a very different product from what it was in 1998. Far from simply being a way to find information, it has become a crucial social and economic tool,” she said.

“This is especially true in Africa, where it has proven invaluable in helping people find jobs, start businesses, and even save money.”

 

Davido, Wizkid, Simi Top 2018 Headies Nominee’s List

 

The 12th edition of the Headies nominees list was released on Friday with Davido, Wizkid, Simi, and Olamide dominating with multiple nominations.

The nominees’ list was released after thousands of entries were submitted in the year under review (from July 2016 – December 2017).

Hip Hop superstar Davido leads with six nominations while sonorous singer Simi, Starboy Wizkid and rapper Olamide follow with five nominations each.

The 2018 Headies Award have over 25 categories and 77 nominees

 

See the full list below:

 

 

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 ARTISTE OR GROUP IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

  1. BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUMI
  2. HALLELUYAH – FUNBI
  3. PONMILE – REMINISCE
  4. HEAVEN – BANKY W
  5. JOROMI – SIMI

 

 

BEST POP SINGLE

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST POP SINGLE IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

  1. MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
  2. ALL OVER – TIWA SAVAGE
  3. YEBA – KISS DANIEL
  4. ISKABA – WANDE COAL AND DJ TUNEZ
  5. IF– DAVIDO
  6. FIA – DAVIDO

 

 

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCING THE MOST ACCLAIMED SONG OR ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

  1. (FALL, MAMA) KIDOMINANT
  2. (ISKABA, MALO) SPELLZ
  3. (IF, RARA) TEKNO
  4. (MARADONA, COME CLOSER) SARZ
  5. YAWA, VIRTUOUS WOMAN- MASTER KRAFT

 

 

BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

  1. LOVE YOU DIE – PATORANKING FT. DIAMOND PLATNUMZ
  2. DANCE – TIMAYA FT. RUDEBOY
  3. HOLY HOLY – 2BABA
  4. ROCK YOUR BODY – BURNA BOY
  5. COME CLOSER – WIZKID
  6. SOFA – KISS DANIEL

 

 

BEST RAP ALBUM

A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM BY A RAP ARTISTE OR GROUP IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

  1. 27 – FALZ
  2. TRIP TO THE SOUTH – ERIGGA
  3. EL HADJ – REMINISCE
  4. THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO
  5. THE GLORY – OLAMIDE
  6. ROSE – AQ

 

 

 

BEST R&B/POP ALBUM

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B/POP ALBUM IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

  1. SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID
  2. TIMELESS – OMAWUMI
  3. SIMISOLA – SIMI
  4. GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD
  5. IJELE THE TRAVELLER – FLAVOR
  6. THIS IS ME – NINIOLA

 

 

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.

  1. MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID (MEJI ALABI)
  2. FOCUS- HUMBLE SMITH (CLARENCE PETERS)
  3. COME CLOSER – WIZKID (DAPS)
  4. BEEN CALLING – MALEEK BERRY (MEJI ALABI)
  5. YOLO – SEYI SHAY (MEJI ALABI)
  6. LIKE DAT – DAVIDO (DAPS)

 

 

BEST R&B SINGLE

A CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B SINGLE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW (BY A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP).

  1. TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI
  2. FOLASHADE – PRAIZ
  3. LET ME KNOW – MALEEK BERRY
  4. ROMEO & JULIET – JOHHNY DRILLE
  5. LOVE YOU BABY – BANKY W
  6. SMILE FOR ME – SIMI

 

 

BEST COLLABO

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST R&B, POP OR HIP-HOP COLLABORATIVE TRACK (INCLUDING CAMEOS).

  1. MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID
  2. TEMPER REMIX – SKALES FT BURNA BOY
  3. JUICE – YCEE FT MALEEK BERRY
  4. NO FORGET – ADEKUNLE GOLD FT. SIMI
  5. COME CLOSER – WIZKID FT. DRAKE

 

 

BEST RAP SINGLE

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR A SINGLE (RELEASED ON-AIR) RECORDING OF A RAP SONG.

  1. YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI
  2. SOMETHING LITE – FALZ FT YCEE
  3. LINK UP – PHYNO FT. BURNA BOY, M.I.
  4. UP TO YOU – SDC FT FUNBI
  5. ME VERSUS ME – ICE PRINCE

 

 

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.

  1. PERFECT WOMAN – FAZE
  2. FOLASHADE – PRAIZ
  3. ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE
  4. TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI
  5. LOVE YOU BABY – BANKY W

 

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

A NON-VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE SINGLE FEMALE ARTISTE WITH MOST OUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCES ON A SINGLE SONG OR ALBUM.

  1. IN THE AIR – WAJE
  2. GONE FOR GOOD – SIMI
  3. JOWO – ARAMIDE
  4. SARO – NINIOLA
  5. WHERE’S THE LOVE – NIYOLA FT. ADEKUNLE GOLD
  6. BUTTERFLIES – OMAWUNMI

 

 

NEXT RATED

THIS CATEGORY IS A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST PROMISING ACT IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

  1. MALEEK BERRY
  2. MAYORKUN
  3. DICE AILES
  4. JOHNNY DRILLE
  5. ZORO

 

 

HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST NEW ARTISTE WITH A DEBUT ALBUM ADJUDGED TO BE OUTSTANDING IN TERMS OF ARTISTIC QUALITY AND IMPACT WITHIN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

  1. NINIOLA
  2. ADEKUNLE GOLD
  3. MR. EAZI
  4. REEKADO BANKS

 

 

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.

  1. YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIVES – MI
  2. POLITICAL SCIENCE – AQ
  3. LIQUOR NIGHT – BOOGEY
  4. INDUSTRY NITE – ERIGGA

 

 

 

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.

  1. PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR
  2. WO – OLAMIDE
  3. SAI BABA – CDQ
  4. SHEPETERI – IDOWEST FT. DAMMY KRANE, SLIM CASE
  5. PASS THE AGBARA – SKUKI
  6. LEGBEGBE – MR REAL FT. IDOWEST, KELVIN CHUKS, OBADICE

 

 

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.

  1. MONEY – ADEKUNLE GOLD
  2. RADIO – NONSO AMADI
  3. ROMEO & JULIET – JOHNNY DRILLE
  4. PONMILE – REMINISCE
  5. FUN MI LOWO MI – ARAMIDE FT. SOUND SULTAN & KOKER
  6. LAGOS BARBIE – BANTU

 

 

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE BEST ALBUM (SOLO OR GROUP) IN YEAR UNDER REVIEW, THAT MEETS JUDGES’ REQUIREMENTS OF EXCELLENCE (SONGWRITING, PRODUCTION, RENDITION AND IMPACT).

  1. SIMISOLA – SIMI
  2. GOLD – ADEKUNLE GOLD
  3. KLITORIS – BRYMO
  4. IJELE THE TRAVELER – FLAVOUR
  5. SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE – WIZKID
  6. THE PLAYMAKER – PHYNO

 

 

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

MOST CRITICALLY AND COMMERCIALLY ADJUDGED ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW. OVERALL MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTISTE IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

  1. DAVIDO
  2. WIZKID
  3. OLAMIDE
  4. SIMI
  5. TIWA SAVAGE

 

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

A VOTING CATEGORY FOR THE MOST POPULAR SONG IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

  1. PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR
  2. WO – OLAMIDE
  3. IF- DAVIDO
  4. YEBA – KISS DANIEL
  5. MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
  6. FIA – DAVIDO

 

 

AFRICAN ARTISTE

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.

  1. SARKODIE
  2. CASSPER NYOVEST
  3. NASTY C
  4. SAUTI SOL
  5. VANESSA MDEE

 

 

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.

  1. COME CLOSER- WIZKID
  2. IF- DAVIDO
  3. WO -OLAMIDE
  4. MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN
  5. YEBA- KISS DANIEL
  6. YAWA -TEKNO

 

 

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.

  1. FLAVOUR
  2. FALZ
  3. M.I.
  4. 2BABA
  5. YEMI ALADE
  6. TIWA SAVAGE

 

 

ROOKIE:

KIDI

AIR BOY

TENI

JUNIOR BOY

PERUZZI

 

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

KAFFY

HALL OF FAME

CHRIS UBOSI

From Wizkid To Anthony Joshua: 2017 Future Awards Winners

Entertainer, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid and British-born professional boxer, Anthony Joshua, are among those who bagged awards at the 12th edition of The Future Awards 2017 which held December 9, 2017, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

With the mandate to celebrate and accelerate innovation among young Nigerians aged 18 – 31, TFAA acknowledges inspiring young people making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and creativity.

The hosts for the night were Adekunle Gold and Mimi Onalaja and, the keynote speech was given by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

See the full list below:

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Olamide Bada (29)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR COMEDY
Otolorin Kehinde ‘Kenny Blaq’ Peter (25)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ART & CULTURE
Ayobami Adebayo (29)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR EDUCATION; ENDOWED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
Samson Abioye (late)/ Oluyemi Oluwaseun Imole / Akanji Abayomi Gideon (26/29/23)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR JOURNALISM
Winner: Eromo Egbejule (27)

THE EDWIN GEORGE PRIZE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Winner: Yagazie Eguare (30)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ADVOCACY
Winner: Ayodeji Osowobi (27)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR NEW MEDIA
Winner: Femi ‘Kraks’ Bakre (24)

FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ACTING
Winner: Sambasa Nzeribe (29)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN PUBLIC SERVICE
Winner: Dada Olabisi Mary (29)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR TECHNOLOGY
Winner: Chris Kwekowe (24)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR AGRICULTURE
Winner: Adetola Adeleke (31)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR BEAUTY
Winner: Anita ‘Brows’ Adetoye (26)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR FASHION AND DESIGN
Winner: Bisola ‘Ladybiba’ Adeniyi (25)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR MEDIA ENTERPRISE
Winner: Timilehin Bello (25)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE IN SPORTS
Winner: Anthony Joshua (28)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ON AIR PERSONALITY (VISUAL)
Winner: Nancy Isime (25)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR ON AIR PERSONALITY (AUDIO)
Winner: Tisan Jeremiah Bako (31)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR MUSIC
Winner: Davido (25)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR BUSINESS
Winner: Bisola Borha (31)

THE FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR
Winner: Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun (27)

How Wizkid, Davido Made Nigeria Proud At MOBOAwards

The 22nd MOBO Awards held on Wednesday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom.

The awards saw two Nigerian artistes, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid and David Adeleke called Davido by fans defeat international acts and made Nigerians proud.

DMW boss Davido emerged as the winner of the Best African Act award, beating fellow nominees Eugy, Juls, Maleek Berry, Mr Eazi, Sarkodie and more.

While Starboy, Wizkid, won the Best International Act, beating top artists like Drake, SZA, Cardi B, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar and more.

Wizkid emerged the first African to achieve this feat and Davido, the first African-based Act to perform at the #MOBOAwards.

 

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Male Act: Stormzy

Best Female Act: Stefflon Don

Best Album: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

Best Newcomer: Dave

Best Song: J Hus – Did You See

Best Video: Mist – Hot Property

Best Hip-Hop Act: Giggs

Best Grime Act: Stormzy

Best R&B/Soul Act: Craig David

Best International Act: Wizkid

Best African Act: Davido

Best Reggae Act: Damian Marley

Best Jazz Act: Moses Boyd

Best Gospel Act: Volney Morgan and New-Ye

African Artistes Call For End To Slavery As #Libya Dominates Twitter Trends

Various African artistes have voiced their reactions to the ongoing slave action in Libya by using the social media to call for an end to it.

A recent CNN viral video had shown migrants being traded in an auction which many narrating others narrating their sad ordeal.

Nigerian artistes including Lanre Dabiri, popularly known as Eldee, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid and Ghanaian Dance Hall King, Shatta Wale

Heart-broken Wizkid in a post on Instagram on Wednesday posted a picture calling for an end to the slave auction while Eldee said Nigerians should reflect on the use of housemaids as slaves.

Ghana’s Shatta Wale, who is also heart broken by the plight of Africans called for prayers for the victims with him campaigning for an end to the slavery.

See reactions of the artists and other concerned individuals below:

Also, Foreign artists joined voiced with the African artists. International footballer Jerome Boateng of Bayern Munich and Amy Jackson a British actress also expressed surpise at the modern day slavery with a call for an end to it.

 

 

Wizkid Wins Big At AFRIMA Awards

Star Boy, Ayo Balogun also Known as Wizkid won big at the just concluded All African Music Awards (AFRIMA).

Wizkid beat popular musician Davido to win the Best Male West Africa award.

The event which was hosted by Senegalese/American musician Akon drew different musicians from home and abroad.

Also in attendance was the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed.

See full list of winners below;

Best male artiste in Central Africa – Locko

Best female artiste in Central Africa – Montess

Best male artiste in Northern Africa – Shefi

Best female artiste in Northern Africa – Ibitssam Tiskat

Best male artiste in South Africa – Emtee

Best female artiste in South Africa – Thandiswa

Most influential African artiste – Neza

African fan favourite – The Dogg

Best African collaboration – Ali Beka

Best artiste in African jazz – Nduduzo Makhatini

Best artiste/group in African rock – Gilad Millo

Best in contemporary African RnB & soul – Eli Keba

Best Artiste in contemporary song – Wande Coal (Iskaba)

Best artiste in African raggae/dancehall – 2baba

Best artiste in African traditional – Halmelmal Abate

Best African hip-hop – Ycee

Best artiste in African pop – Tofaan

Best female artist in inspirational – Asike

Best male artiste in inspirational- Gilad

Video of the year – Orezi (Cooking Pot)

African legend award – Salif Keita and Oliver ‘Tutu’ Mtukudzi

Songwriter of the year – Simi

Best African group – Toofan

African discovery of the year – Shyfan

Producer of the year – DJ Cublon

Album of the year – Eddy Kenzo

Song of the year – Wizkid

Artiste of the year – Wizkid