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Wizkid became the second Nigerian to receive a plaque after Burna Boy received his own few weeks ago
His Mother and Manager, Bose Ogulu, disclose this on her Instagram handle
Ibelli, who cut the ribbon to declare open the Organised Basketball Network, Academy Arena, located in Lekki, Lagos, said he was delighted to be the Master of the Ceremony.
On March 8, International Women’s Day, Nigerians joined the world to commemorate the cultural, political, social and economic achievements of women.
Grammy award-winning musician, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy, arrived at his home town, Rivers State on Saturday, March 27, to attend his homecoming concert for winning the top international award.
Prof. Osinbajo stated this over the weekend in a message delivered at the opening of the Ogidi Studios, a Lagos-based world-class creative complex, hosting recording, film production, animation and writing studios, owned by the Temple Company.
Last week, Nigeria’s name reverberated all over the world again, this time not for opaque-minded leadership, corruption, banditry, Boko Haram or Fulani herdsmen’s violence. In far away Los Angeles, at the 63rd annual Grammy awards, Burna Boy, real name Damini Ogulu, won the Best Global Music Album category with his Twice as Tall track, while Wizkid won the Best Video for his song with Beyonce.
Okonjo-Iweala on Tuesday in Abuja, while meeting with captains of industry sector, said with Nigeria’s large number of educated people, it has a comparative advantage in services with rooms to improve
In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, the Minister described the much-deserved awards as fitting rewards for the persistent hardwork of the duo.
Burna Boy won a Grammy for the Best World Music Album with his latest album: “Twice as Tall,” released in August 2020, defeating other strong contenders, including Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar and Tianariwen.
The win is coming through his duet with Beyonce on the song, ‘Brown Skin Girl’ off the 2019 album, ‘The Lion King.’
Wizkid was named the Best African Act while Burna Boy was named the Best International Act.
The award show took place on Sunday.
Describing the album, Time Magazine says “the latest album from Savage, a Nigerian singer-songwriter who many call the “Queen of Afrobeats,” is characterised by an infectious buoyancy”.
The former Senate president said his favourite track on the album is titled: “Grace.”
Wizkid, whose real name is Ayodeji Balogun, is at No. 15 with his new single: “Smile,” featuring American Grammy winner, H.E.R.
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday denied that the state government was behind the popular musical concert that featured pop star Wizkid in Ilorin, adding however that the event was a welcome development and could be a springboard to promote entertainment and get local talents hooked to other talents from outside the state.
The United Bank for Africa Plc through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the UBA Foundation, has launched an initiative to feed the less privileged across Africa during the festive season.
Afropop superstar, Ayodeji Balogun, aka Wizkid, has won SoulTrain’s Ashford and Simpson Songwriters’ award.