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Davido, Tiwa Savage and Mr. Eazi are cover stars for Billboard magazine

On May 21, 2020, Nigerian superstars, Davido, Tiwa Savage and Mr. Eazi were cover stars for American music publication, Billboard.
Davido, Tiwa Savage and Tiwa Savage talked about a lot of things and here are the top three;

Davido tells Billboard about signing to a major

“When I got my deal, it was very, very early in the transition of Afrobeats to the U.K. and then to the U.S. Before signing the deal in 2015, I was perfectly fine. It wasn’t something that I needed, as I’d been successful prior to that. But then I was like, “Fuck it, let’s take the risk! I basically have nothing to lose, as I’ll still be able to do my thing in Africa.” But a year after signing, the vision I’d had then didn’t come into play. I felt like I had dropped the ball because people were trying to make me sound different.

“I really had to put it in [the label’s] head that the sound I was talking about was the sound that was going to pop, not the sound the guys there were trying to make us do. So me being stubborn, I came back to Nigeria from L.A. and started making the music I wanted to make. “If” was my first record that really blew up.

“At the same time, other artists began dropping [Afrobeats] music as well. Then Wakanda [the futuristic, fictional country featured in the 2018 film Black Panther] came and everyone wanted to be African. The process for making people believe in this culture wasn’t easy. I’m just happy that everything paid off in the end. All the labels are out here now in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa looking for talent.”

Tiwa Savage tells Billboard that ‘Modern African Woman Is Being Limited’

“A lot of people in Africa still have the idea that a woman has to be submissive, stay at home and be the wife and mother.

“Don’t get me wrong. Those are great morals to keep. But I think the modern African woman, the modern black woman is being limited. We can do both. You can have a successful full-time job, you can be strong and vulnerable at the same time.

“That’s the message I’m trying to put across. So when you see my videos or see me on the red carpet, don’t think I’m not at home cooking for my son or helping him with homework when I’m not doing shows.”

Mr. Eazi tells Billboard about signing to a major label

“The amount of respect has grown. I remember my first deal in 2016 was 400,000 pounds [$522,068, adjusted for inflation] for three albums. It’s becoming more evident that the numbers are rising. I was about to sign a huge label imprint deal in 2018 for about $6 million but didn’t. Now I’m having a different conversation with the same people.

“Once the Internet becomes cheap in Africa, then you’ll see. That’s when we’ll be able to get our fair share in terms of recognition and revenue. Africa has a population of over 1.2 billion. When you see a Davido song with 100 million views, just know that the real view count is like 900 million because there are a lot of people who don’t have the money to pay for the internet, so they’re watching via untrackable means.”


Billboard Cover: Tacha Celebrates With Tiwa Savage

Tacha

Former Big Brother Nigeria housemate, Tacha has lauded popular afro-pop singer, Tiwa Savage for covering the popular Billboard magazine.

The controversial ex housemate in her description of the talented singer says she has a brave heart, a fierce soul and a very strong mind.

She concluded by expressing that she is ‘super proud’ of her following the achievement.
She made this known via a post on her official Twitter handle on Friday.

She wrote:


Daddy Freeze Reacts As Rwanda Deploys Robot To Monitor Recovery Of COVID-19 Patients

Daddy Freeze

Nigerian media personality Daddy Freeze has again taken a swipe at Nigeria over the way they are handling the COVID 19 pandemic in the nation.

Reacting to news of Rwanda launching their robots to help in screening suspected patients, in turn, relieving their health workers of some work, he bashed the Nigerian government.

”Our own robots are spiritual!

”⁣Rwanda launched robots to help health workers in the country reduce their exposure to Covid-19⠀

”The robots can “screen 50 to 150 people per minute, deliver food and medication to patient rooms, capture data and notify officers on duty about detected abnormalities,” a government official said.⠀

”What are your thoughts on Rwanda’s health robots?”


Seyi Shay’s Instagram account deactivated after claims it was hacked

Seyi

It appears that the drama surrounding Seyi Shay’s Instagram account getting hacked might have taken another dimension as it has been deactivated.
As of the early hours of Friday May 22, 2020, the verified account of the music star had been deactivated.
If you search for Seyi Shay on Instagram, you are most likely going to bump into her fan pages and parody accounts.

Recall, the music star had raised an alarm on Thursday May 21, 2020 about not approving the release of the three semi-nude photos on her Instagram page.

According to her, the account was compromised.

“I cannot tell why/who is doing this, but my IG account has been compromised & my privacy is being violated,” she tweeted.
Her management also supports her claim and reveal that they are seriously working to get back the account.


Shade Ladipo shades Seyi Shay over leaked semi-nude photos

Shade Ladipo

Shade Ladipo wants Seyi Shay to boldly accept that she posted the photos rather play the victim card.

One person who isn’t buying Seyi Shay’s story of her semi-nude photos being leaked on Instagram, is media personality, Shade Ladipo.

The media girl in a series of posts via her Instagram stories threw shades at the music star, insisting that there was no way she wasn’t aware of those photos going online.

“So I want to understand if your Instagram account gets hacked, did they also hack your naked pictures from within Instagram? I’m asking for my neighbour o,” she wrote.
“If you want to show us boobie and small yansh pls do like your mates and stand by it with your full chest. I’m here for the whole thing but please stop saying your account was hacked. We went to school ma.”

Shade’s shade
Shade’s shade

Ladipo’s comments are coming barely a few hours after Seyi Shay had gone on Twitter where she revealed that she did not consent to the posting of those photos.
Her management also supports her claim and reveal that they are seriously working to get back the account.


‘Envy And Jealousy Is A Killer, Work Harder’ – Mercy Advises Fans

Mercy Eke

Season 4 Big Brother Nigeria winner, Mercy Eke also known as Mercy Lambo has come out to advise her numerous fans about envy and jealousy.
The reality TV star described the duo as a killer.
She then advised them not to envy successful people but rather use the positivities from their success stories to inspire themselves.
Speaking via her official Twitter handle, she concluded by advising that anybody can make it with hard work and motivations.

She wrote:

“Envy and jealousy is a killer…Do not envy peopleuse the positives from their success stories to motivate yourself✌️and work harder… If they can make it, you too can.”


‘No Masterpiece Can Ever Match Your Craft’ – Denrele Celebrates Lagbaja At 60

Denrele Edun and Lagbaja

Media personality Denrele Edun has taken to his IG page to write on the first time he ever met music icon Lagbaja.
Sharing a photo of them, the TV host said;
”I met Lagbaja when he came to shoot “Fe yin é” at my Family house on Borno Way, Alagomeji Ebute Metta Yaba in the early 2000s! My Grandma (Heaven bless her soul) almost lost it because of the barrage of Area Boys who stormed our vicinity from Oyingbo, Apapa road, Yaba and neighbouring environs! Everyone felt Lagbaja and Papi Aluwé had settled us well (based on the fact that the music video was shot right in our house) and as such, needed a large chunk of the national cake!
”You’re the greatest ROCKSTAR that ever liveth and I’m in awe of your Humility, Artistry and AMAZINGNESS!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIR.”

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HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY TO MY DAY 1; Uncle BISADE OLOGUNDE aka @officiallagbaja the Òpátàmèdù, the Lyrical Messiah, Vocal Assassin and Stage SHAKER! I met Lagbaja when he came to shoot "Fe yin é" at my Family house on Borno Way, Alagomeji Ebute Metta Yaba in the early 2000s! My Grandma (Heaven bless her soul) almost lost it because of the barrage of Area Boys who stormed our vicinity from Oyingbo, Apapa road, Yaba and neighbouring environs! Everyone felt Lagbaja and Papi Aluwé had settled us well (based on the fact that the music video was shot right in our house) and as such, needed a large chunk of the national cake! Here's the best part: Papi Aluwé and Ego found it hard to leave as the Area boys were pounding on our door asking the Legends to step out. All Lagbaja had to do was take off his mask, step out of the house and stroll leisurely to his car! And he passed the pandemonium outside with a smile on his face! Nobody recognised him. Without his mask, of course! SMOOTH OPERATOR NÍ BABA! • (Next picture slide is a snippet of the video. Spot my family house; the house I grew up in from 1993-2010). ■ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A LIVING LEGEND, A NATIONAL TREASURE AND A MONUMENT TO MANKIND! I have the utmost respect for Uncle Lagbaja! Those MOTHERLAND days! If you never saw LAGBAJA perform in Motherland on Opebi street, chai…. you missed a huge chunk of your youth! And whether it's your Birthday or not, SIR…. No Masterpiece can ever match your craft!!!! The Johnnie Walker Concert (late 2019) was a testimony to how much of an inspiration you've been and still are! In my 3 piece striped suit, I danced like there was no tomorrow! You're the greatest ROCKSTAR that ever liveth and I'm in awe of your Humility, Artistry and AMAZINGNESS!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR! LLNP*

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Meanwhile Lagbaja has said that today is not his birthday.


Every Challenge You Encounter In Life Is An Opportunity To Reveal Your Light – Ibinabo Fiberesima

Ibinabo Fiberesima

Veteran actress Ibinabo Fiberesima has taken to social media to share a motivational piece for all her followers.

According to the actress, every challenge one faces in life should only further that person other than bringing them down.
She wrote;

”Every challenge you encounter in life is an opportunity to reveal your Light. You may not see the possibilities immediately, but eventually, your greatest struggles will reveal your greatest victories and life purpose.

”Like a seed that weathers many storms to sprout into an exquisite flower, the seeds of your experience will be driving forces behind what is your renewal.”


Uche Ogbodo Reveals How Halima Abubakar Saved Her 4 Years Ago

Uche Ogbodo & Halima Abubakar

Nollywood actress Uche Ogbodo has taken to social media to share the story of how actress Halima Abubakar saved her back in 2016.

According to Uche, this happened during her birthday party in 2016. She had arrived at her party only for the zipper of her dress to give way.

”Oh! How time flies 曆. This was 2016. How @halimabubakar saved the night, I surely can not forget.

”So the Story is that , it was my birthday in 2015 and I was having a party and it was Sunday Night. I bout a beautiful Bodycon black dress to wear for the special occasion , everybody I invited were already seated waiting or my arrival including my girl Haly, but as soon as I arrived, was coming out of my Car and my Dress Zipper gave way  OMG it was devastating, I didn’t have extra cloth in the Car.

”I just called my girl to come outside, that same minute she started making plans to get me a new dress just so my Party is Int cancelled, by 9pm in Lekki all shops were already closed and it was Sunday nowhere to buy clothes. She kept making calls until one boutique agreed to come open their store for us to buy something which is this overall Tshirt Dress I’m wearing here.

”Ever Since then I knew @halimabubakar is A Special One, thank you for that Day if I never said it. I really Do still appreciate, Love you ❤️❤️❤️.”

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Oh! How time Flies 🦋. This was 2016 . How @halimabubakar saved the night, 😀😀😀I surely can not forget. So the Story is that , it was my birthday in 2015 and I was having a party and it was Sunday Night. I bout a beautiful Bodycon black dress to wear for the special occasion , everybody I invited were already seated waiting or my arrival including my girl Haly, but as soon as I arrived , was coming out of my Car and my Dress Zipper gave way 😩😩😩 OMG it was devastating, I didn’t have extra cloth in the Car . I just called my girl to come outside, that same minute she started making plans to get me a new dress just so my Party is Int cancelled, by 9pm in Lekki all shops were already closed and it was Sunday no where to buy clothes. She kept making calls until one boutique agreed to come open their store for Is to buy something which is this overall Tshirt Dress I’m wearing here. Ever Since then I knew @halimabubakar is A Special One, thank you for that Day if I never said it. I really Do still appreciate , Love you ❤️❤️❤️. #tbt #majorthrowback #goodfriends #ucheogbodo #goddess

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Stop Procrastinating, Checkups Are Vital – Empress Njamah Lands In Hospital

Empress Njamah

Nollywood actress Empress Njamah has landed in the hospital.

The veteran actress took to her page to advise people to stop procrastinating about their health and go for medical checkup.

According to the actress she procrastinated so much and allowed pain in her back linger for so long and now she has ended up in a hospital.
Empress wrote;

”STOP PROCRASTINATING….CHECKUPS ARE VITAL…no more workouts for me for now…I LET THE BACK PAIN LINGER FOR LONG.”


EX-BBNaija Housemate, Antolecky Reveals Annoying Questions She Gets As A Muslim

BBNaija season 3 Anto Lecky

Former BBNaija housemate Anto has taken to her IG page to share some of the questions she gets from people who have issues with her way of life.
Taking to her IG page, Anto revealed she gets told she does not look like a Muslim, a thing no one should say as intentions as a Muslim is more worthy than what people do.
She wrote;

”yOu DoNt LoOk MuSLiM 
aRe YoU a PrAcTiCiNg MuSLim 

Our intentions as a Muslim are more worthy than the work of our hands


Side-Piece: Drake Apologizes, Clears The Air On Relationship With Kylie Jenner

Drake & Kylie Jenner

Popular Canadian rapper, Drake has reacted to the reports that his ‘recently released’ song incited that Kylie Jenner is a side piece.

According to the rapper, the song was made three years ago and was never released and was only released now by mistake.

He also blamed one of his handlers at the Owl Sound Live set for leaking the song.

On his Instagram story on Thursday, Drake issued a written apology, stating that he didn’t intend to play the song.

“It’s a song that leaked three years ago and got scrapped shortly after,” he wrote.

The rapper continued, “Last thing I’d want to do is wake up having any friends of mine feeling disrespected so I just had to say that to start off the day.


Famous Quote

Famous Quote For May 22
“I am inclined to look at everything as resulting from designed laws, with the details left to the working out of what we may call chance.”
Charles Darwin, 1860

Word Of The Day

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020

Word: soupçon

Pronunciation: [ soop-sawnsoop-sawn ]

Meaning: a slight trace, as of a particular taste or flavor.


Fun Facts

  • Did you know the dot on top of the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
  • Did you know your most sensitive finger is your index finger (closest to your thumb).
  • Did you know the past tense for the English word ‘dare’ is ‘durst.
  • Did you know the most common mental illnesses are anxiety and depression.

Knowledge Stew🥘

Did you know your most sensitive finger is your index finger (closest to your thumb)

The index finger (also referred to as first finger, pointer finger, trigger finger, digitus secundus, digitus II, and many other terms) is the second finger of a human hand. It is located between the first and third digits, between the thumb and the middle finger.

It is usually the most dextrous and sensitive finger of the hand, though not the longest – it is shorter than the middle finger, and may be shorter or longer than the ring finger.

The finger is comprised of three phalanges extending from the hand’s second metacarpal.


Just 4 Laffs😁😂

The two partners in a law firm were having lunch when suddenly one of them jumped up and said, “I have to go back to the office – I forgot to lock the safe!”
The other partner replied, “What are you worried about? We’re both here.”


Savage Posts😁🙄

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