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Ruger's 'Bounce' Takes #1 Spot on Apple Music Nigeria Top 100

Michael Adebayo popularly know as Ruger shared an information via his Instagram page on Monday, the 28th of June 2021. Ruger expressed excitement at finally making Apple Music's No. 1 spot in Nigeria while still holding on to the same position in Uganda. He also went ahead to give thanks to God, his fans, and his Jonzing World team for their endless work. The 'Bounce' crooner wrote: 🏴‍☠️♎️ RU NATION!!! FINALLY!!! Bounce is the NUMBER 1 song in NIGERIA 🇳🇬 and still NUMBER 1 in UGANDA 🇺🇬. I can’t contain my joy right now 😭😭. God is fulfilling his promises to RU NATION. Thank you for sticking with me, thank you for believing in me, thank you for singling me out of the crowd. I love you all RU NATION. Joy and blessings shall never leave your households. Amen 🙏🏾. And to my wonderful team @thejonzingworld and my team in the UK 🇬🇧, thank you guys for believing in my craft. Big thanks to @dprincemavin for teaching me all I know about the GAME. God bless you boss 🙌🏾🙌🏾. Thanks to @kukbeatz for helping me produce the HARDEST project out now. God bless you. JONZING WORLD FI LIFE cc: @seanokeke @afolabiararomi @7speed_ent @lunickuri @_thesilk @okhai__ @rozaythavillain ❤️❤️ View this post on Instagram A post shared by Da Ruger Gon Screw U🏴‍☠️♎️ (@rugerofficial) More people are listening to Ruger as the Apple Music Nigeria Top 100 Chart is updated daily based on listeners streaming preferences. The singer's 'Pandemic' EP announced his entry into the Nigerian music scene and it was immediately evident what a bundle of talent he is. The 'Pandemic' EP had other banging tunes like 'Bounce', 'Monalisa', 'Abu Dhabi' and the self-titled track, 'Ruger'.

Niniola Joins Grammy Recording Academy Class of 2021

Nigerian Afro-house singer Niniola has revealed some awesome news with the information that she has joined the Grammy Recording Academy with the class of 2021. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Niniola (Queen Of Afro-House) (@officialniniola)The Grammy Recording Academy welcomed the latest inductees including Niniola via their Instagram page on Monday, the 28th of June 2021. Announcing the class of 2021, the Recording Academy expressed its commitment to excellence. They stressed that each person that got an invite was a certified music professional. They wrote: The Grammy Recording Academy welcomed the latest inductees including Niniola via their Instagram page on Monday, the 28th of June 2021. Announcing the class of 2021, the Recording Academy expressed its commitment to excellence. They stressed that each person that got an invite was a certified music professional. They wrote:  Congratulations to the music professionals from wide-ranging backgrounds, genres and disciplines, who received a membership invitation from the #RecordingAcademy. The invitations are a reflection of the #RecordingAcademy's commitment to excellence and further growing its robust membership body. The invitations also reaffirm the Academy's recognition of the important contributions of music makers and professionals to influence progressive changes within the music industry. 

Davido’s Close Friend And Associate, Obama DMW Dies Of Suspected Heart Attack

Habeeb Uthman, popularly known as Obama DMW a close friend and associate of Nigerian Afrobeats singer Davido was reported died today shortly after complaining of pains in his chest. Earlier today, Tuesday 29th of June, Obama walked into Ever Care Hospital in Lekki to complain of an ailment. According to a close source who spoke to Pulse NG, he was said to have died later at the hospital.  The leading entertainment and artist manager, Obama DMW posted videos of himself with Davido and the crew in the singer's studio barely 24 hours before being reported dead.  Sources reveal that his body has been deposited at the morgue and will be buried tomorrow, 30th of June, 2021.  In April, news broke out that Afrobeats diva, Tiwa Savage was pregnant for the deceased, who used to be Davido’s former personal assistant. It turned out to be false. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Watch | Vector's Splendid Live Performance of His Hit Single 'Early Momo' & More!

Nigerian rapper and songwriter Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, professionally known as Vector, gave his fans an amazing live performance of three of his songs, including his hit single 'Early Momo'. The Lagos Island-born rapper decided to run the live session to honor a fan's request on Twitter. The fan had earlier tweeted that she wanted a live performance of his melodious single "Early Momo" featuring soul singer, GoodGirl LA. Vector, in response, told the fan he would run a live session if she could get five thousand retweets for the post; Twitter did its thing, and voilà! The live performance tagged "Vector: Live vibe session" was performed and recorded at 1504 Restaurant on Saka Tinubu, Victoria Island, Lagos. The prolific rapper kicked off the performance with singer GoodGirl LA as the duo gave a brilliant rendition of their song 'Early Momo'. Vector went to show his rap skills with the performance of 'Kaju', after which he was rounded up with 'Vector's Vibe'. Watch the Live Performance of Early momo By Vector and GoodGirl LA

Burna Boy Wins BET Award for Best International Act 3rd Time In A Row | See Full List Of Winners

Grammy-Award-winning Afrobeats Superstar, Burna Boy has prove once again that he is the Odogwu of the music industry  by winning BET  “Best International Act Category” For 3 consecutive years. Burna Boy has held down the category ahead of his counterparts in the music industry. This year, Burna Boy was nominated in the same category alongside other international stars such as Aya Nakamura (France), Diamond  Platnumz (Tanzania), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), Young T & Bugsey (UK) and Youssoupha (France), and Wizkid. Nigerian’s wondered who would emerge the winner, which is now quite obvious. Recall that just a couple of months ago, Burna Boy brought home a Grammy Award, after his Music album, “Twice As Tall” won the “Best Global Music Album” category. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Afrobeats Music & Lyrics 🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@dyesek) The “Year of the Black Woman” was the theme of the 21st annual BET Awards, which took place on Sunday night. Taraji P. Henson hosted the event from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where a live audience was present for the first time since the outbreak began. H.E.R., Tyler the Creator, Lil Baby, Migos, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, Andra Day, City Girls, Jazmine Sullivan, DJ Khaled, Lil Durk, Kirk Franklin, Moneybagg Yo, and Rapsody were among the musicians who performed live at the event. This year’s BET Lifetime Achievement Award was also given to Queen Latifah. Among the wins were Naomi Osaka for Sportswoman of the Year, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s “WAP” for Best Collaboration, H.E.R. for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Giveon for Best New Artist, and Chadwick Boseman for Best Actor. See the full winners list: Best International Act Aya Nakamura (France) Burna Boy (Nigeria) (WINNER) Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) Emicida (Brazil) Headie One (Uk) Wizkid (Nigeria) Young T & Bugsey (Uk) Youssoupha (France) Album of the Year “After Hours” – The Weeknd “Blame It On Baby” – DaBaby “Good News” – Megan Thee Stallion “Heaux Tales” – Jazmine Sullivan (WINNER) “King’s Disease” – Nas “Ungodly Hour” – Chloe X Halle Best Collaboration Cardi B Ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP” (WINNER) DaBaby Ft. Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar” DJ Khaled Ft. Drake – “Popstar” Jack Harlow Ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne – “What’s Poppin” (Remix) Megan Thee Stallion Ft. DaBaby – “Cry Baby” Pop Smoke Ft. Lil Baby & DaBaby – “For The Night” Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Beyoncé H.E.R. (WINNER) Jazmine Sullivan Jhené Aiko Summer Walker SZA Best Male R&B / Pop Artist 6lack Anderson .Paak Chris Brown (WINNER) Giveon Tank The Weeknd Best New Artist Coi Leray Flo Milli Giveon (WINNER) Jack Harlow Latto Pooh Shiesty Best Group 21 Savage & Metro Boomin Chloe X Halle Chris Brown & Young Thug City Girls Migos Silk Sonic (WINNER) Best Female Hip Hop Artist Cardi B Coi Leray Doja Cat Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER) Latto Saweetie Best Male Hip Hop Artist DaBaby Drake J. Cole Jack Harlow Lil Baby (WINNER) Pop Smoke Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel / Inspirational Award Bebe Winans – “In Jesus Name” Cece Winans – “Never Lost” H.E.R. – “Hold Us Together” Kirk Franklin – “Strong God” (WINNER) Marvin Sapp – “Thank You For It All” Tamela Mann – “Touch From You” BET Her Award Alicia Keys Ft. Khalid – “So Done” Brandy Ft. Chance The Rapper – “Baby Mama” Bri Steves – “Anti Queen” Chloe X Halle – “Baby Girl” Ciara Ft. Ester Dean – “Rooted” SZA – “Good Days” (WINNER) Viewer’s Choice Award Cardi B Ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP” Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy” DaBaby Ft. Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar” DJ Khaled Ft. Drake – “Popstar” Drake Ft. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later” Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture” Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Beyoncé – “Savage” (Remix) (WINNER) Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open” Video of the Year Cardi B – “Up” Cardi B Ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP” (WINNER) Chloe X Halle – “Do It” Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy” Drake Ft. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later” Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open” Video Director of the Year Benny Boom Bruno Mars And Florent Déchard (WINNER) Cole Bennett Colin Tilley Dave Meyers Hype Williams Best Movie “Coming 2 America” “Judas And The Black Messiah” (WINNER) “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” “One Night In Miami” “Soul” “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday” Best Actress Andra Day, “The United States vs Billie Holiday” (WINNER) Angela Bassett Issa Rae Jurnee Smollett Viola Davis Zendaya Best Actor Aldis Hodge Chadwick Boseman (WINNER) Damson Idris Daniel Kaluuya Eddie Murphy Lakeith Stanfield Youngstars Award Alex R. Hibbert Ethan Hutchison Lonnie Chavis Marsai Martin (WINNER) Michael Epps Storm Reid Sportswoman of the Year Award A’ja Wilson Candace Parker Claressa Shields Naomi Osaka (WINNER) Serena Williams Skylar Diggins-Smith Sportsman of the Year Award Kyrie Irving Lebron James (WINNER) Patrick Mahomes Russell Westbrook Russell Wilson Stephen Curry

Master KG Receives Triple Platinum Certification Plaque in Italy for 'Jerusalema'

South African musician and record producer, Kgaogelo Moagi, known professionally as Master KG, has revealed he was awarded with a 3x platinum certification plaque for his global hit, 'Jerusalema' on his recent visit to Italy. The singer revealed this himself via his Twitter handle on Thursday, the 24th of June 2021. Master KG wrote that he landed in the Warner Music office in Italy and they surprised him with the plaque. He also shared a photo of himself holding the 3x platinum plaque. In his words: I Landed in Italy and they suprised me with this beautiful Triple platinum plaq shout to @WARNERMUSICIT and everyone who took part in this success...Rea leboga..🙏🙏💯💯❤ Master KG's 'Jerusalema' song is a global sensation with millions of hits on social media. He also released a remix of the song with Grammy winner, Burna Boy. And more recently, he was named in Forbes Africa's "30 Under 30" list alongside Mavin Records' star, Rema.

Tickets for Wizkid's MIL Show In NYC Gets Sold Out Within Minutes

Nigerian-Grammy-Award-Winning singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has expressed gratitude toward New York City for availing him the opportunity to sell out his tickets within 24hrs ahead of his Made In Lagos tour. Wizkid’s “Made In Lagos” tour slatted for the 11th of September in New York, however, luck shone on him when the tickets for the show sold out within 24hrs of release. His manager and 3rd baby mama, Jada P was equally beaming with excitement for selling out their tickets in New York City, adding that it’s crazy and this is history and that again goes to show that Big Wiz, as he loves to be called is one of the biggest artists in the world.

Fela's Song "Let's Start" is The Sound Track Of Netflix's New Movie "The Harder They Fall"

Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti's music has been used as the soundtrack for the new Netflix movie, 'The Harder They Fall' featuring Idris Elba and Regina King. Netflix released the first look at Jeymes Samuel‘s star-studded film “The Harder They Fall,” starring Jonathan Majors, LaKeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Regina King, and Idris Elba. The film follows the story of two fearsome outlaws Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) and Rufus Buck (Idris Elba).h The plot for the movie reads: When outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) is being released from prison he rounds up his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge. Those riding with him in this assured, righteously new school Western include his former love Stagecoach Mary (Zazie Beetz), his right and left-hand men — hot-tempered Bill Pickett (Edi Gathegi) and fast drawing Jim Beckwourth (R.J. Cyler)—and a surprising adversary-turned-ally. Rufus Buck has his own fearsome crew, including “Treacherous” Trudy Smith (Regina King) and Cherokee Bill (LaKeith Stanfield), and they are not a group that knows how to lose. Directed by Jeymes Samuel, written by Samuel and Boaz Yakin, produced by Shawn Carter, James Lassiter, Lawrence Bender and Jeymes Samuel, and the trailer features a track by Fela Kuti‘s titled “Let’s Start” in all its horn-and-bass-heavy glory. The track 'Let's Start' is from the album “Fela with Ginger Baker – Live!“. No official release date has been announced yet. Watch the first look in the teaser trailer below:

Tems Speaks On Finding Joy As She Covers Genevieve Magazine’s Conversations Issue

On the cover of Genevieve Magazine’s Conversations Issue is the stunning, uber-talented singer, songwriter, producer, and BET “Best New International Act” Viewer’s Choice Awards 2021 nominee, Tems!  In her conversation with Sonia Irabor, the music star speaks candidly about her relationship with God; how she found and maintained her calm through the lockdown and finding joy in even the most chaotic of situations. Listen to the digital conversation here! Credits: Story – @sonia_Irabor Photography – @theSeyeKehinde Styling and Creative Direction – @sonia_irabor Makeup – Ose for @ZaronCosmetics Wardrobe – @TorloweiWorld cc: Genevieve Magazine

Bigwiz's 'Made in Lagos' Spents 32 Consecutive Weeks on Billboard World Album Chart

Grammy award winner, Wizkid's latest album, Made in Lagos has now spent 32 consecutive weeks on the Billboard World Album Chart. This was revealed by his manager, Jada P via her Twitter handle on Tuesday, the 22nd of June 2021. She posted a screenshot of 'Made in Lagos' position on the chart and announced that it was now 32 weeks strong. Jada wrote: Made in Lagos 🦅🇳🇬 Has now spent 32 weeks on @billboard World Album Chart ✅ #MadeinLagos🏆 Big up Wiz.

Olakira: "I want to work with Burna Boy and Wizkid"

Nigerian-born singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, and multi-talented instrumentalist Ade Ebenezer, popularly known as Olakira, has revealed that one of his wishes is to work with superstars, Burna Boy and Wizkid. He disclosed this in a recent interview. The singer was a guest on Beat FM's "Midday Show" with Toolz on Thursday, the 17th of June 2021. When asked when he intends to drop his album, he stated that it was not yet time to disclose that. Toolz then asked who he would love to work with on his album. To this, Olakira replied naming Burna Boy and Wizkid among the artists on his wishlist for features. In his words; Burna Boy, na my guy be that. Tiwa Savage, she's like a sis though, so that is locked down already. Probably Wizkid too. I would love to work with him. I don't know what's going to happen. Probably, I'll just make a move. If it happens, I don't know. Errm, Internationally, I would love to work with Ariana Grande. Me I use to think the extra mile. Like afrobeats infused with pop music. We could make it happen actually. Olakira made waves in 2020 with his hit single, 'In My Maserati' which got him a remix with Davido. He mentioned in the interview that Davido was the one that sent him a DM through Dremo. The singer also revealed that he and Davido are very close friends now. Having gotten a feature from Davido, Olakira will be looking to work with Burna Boy and Wizkid to complete the trinity of features in Nigerian music. Speaking about how he got the feature with Davido, the U&I Music artist said; To be honest, I was surprised. Actually, it was through Dremo. He said I should send my number, that David wants to talk to me. Immediately, I sent my number, David called me on video call on whatsapp.

Olamide: "Life In The Ghetto Made Me Hustle Hard”

Nigerian rapper and YBNL Nation founder, Olamide Adedeji better known Olamide has narrated how his growing up in the slum of Bariga axis of Lagos state motivated him to hustle hard. Olamide made this known in a recent interview with The Guardian UK where he recounted on his life journey to fame in his music career.  According to the 32-year-old singer, surviving at the time was so difficult that getting three square meals was almost an impossible task for his family. He also stressed that the development played a significant role in his drive to succeed against the odds. “Surviving was hard. Bariga was not far from the other slums you see across the world, from Mumbai to New York and London – life in the ghetto is almost always the same everywhere,” . “There were days when being able to afford three square meals was a big deal for my family. All of that motivated me to hustle hard – I wanted to see the whole world and experience different cultures from what I grew up seeing.” He added that ‘Triumphant‘, a track off ‘Carpe Diem’, his 2020 album, was inspired by the need to change the narrative about people living in ghettos. Yesterday June 17th, Olamide, Nigerian rapper, came through with ‘UY Scuti’, his 11th studio album that houses 11-tracks, with features from his colleague, Phyno.

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