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2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Artists Wizkid & Tems Win In The AfroBeats Artist Of The Year

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Nigerian singers Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, and Temilade Openiyi, aka Tems, have won the 2023 iHeart Radio Music Awards.

The “Essence” crooners beat their compatriots Burna Boy, CKay, and Fireboy to clinch the award.

Tems also snagged the second award of the night at the ceremony, which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday.

Her collaboration with Future and Drake “Wait for U,” won the hip-hop song of the year category.

However, the biggest winner of the night was Taylor Swift, who scooped up six awards, including Song of the Year for “Anti-Hero.”

British singer Harry Styles won the Artist of the Year award, while GloRilla tied Latto for the Best New Hip-Hop Artist category.

Nigerian star Rema, who was nominated for the Best Music Video category with “Calm Down,” which featured Selena Gomez, lost to Korean group BTS.

“This Should Not Demoralize Upcoming Musicians But The Least I Have Spent On A Song Is 27m” – Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk Explains How He Spent N52million Featuring Davido, Kizz Daniel

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Award-winning singer, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk better known as Iyanya has become a subject of discussion after he revealed the highest amount he has spent on his songs.

The former Mavins signee revealed that he spent 52 million naira on his hit song “Like” featuring Kizz Daniel and Davido.

The “Kukere” singer made this known while commenting on an Instagram post made by media personality, Adesope Olajide on Monday, March 27th.

According to him, when he dropped ‘Like’, he spent 52million on the song, video and promotion. Iyanya also revealed that the cheapest he has spent on a song since January, 2021 is 27million.

He, however, stated that this shouldn’t discourage upcoming artistes as they can do it as consistency is the key.

“When I dropped Like featuring Davido and Kizz Daniel, we spent 52 million naira on song, video and promotion. This should not discourage any up and coming artiste, you can do it all, all you need is consistency”.


Liberian Nollywood Actor-Turned-Politician Frank Artus Actual Reason For Reacting After His Wife Was Mocked & Called OLD

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Liberian actor Frank Artus, better known as the King of Africa, has written a solid warning to internet trolls mocking his wife for looking older than him. The 44-year-old Nollywood actor now running for House of Representative in his home country, Liberia, has been battling trolls laughing at his wife over her looks since he started his election campaign a few months ago.

Camping on his comments section on Instagram, some mocked the actor for marrying a woman way older than him when better-looking and younger women are dying to have him as their man. While some others said his wife wasn’t beautiful and posh enough to be a celebrity wife. Angered by this remark, the actor was forced to speak out and defend his wife. Frank Artus shared a throwback photo of himself and his wife and paired it with another recent photo.

In the caption, the father-of-3 slammed the trolls to keep his wife’s name out of their mouth, adding that he married a woman he is well pleased with, not age, and they have been happily married for 20 good years and counting. As expected, many Nollywood celebrities, including; Queen Nwokoye, Ngozi Ezeonu and several others, defended the actor, now a politician. However, Nollywood star Victoria Inyama agreed his wife looks older than him because she suffers in the marriage.

This Week’s Best Celebrity Pictures On Instagram

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Every Nigerian celebrity has a unique fashion style, as the majority of them are popularly known for showcasing and rocking different fashion styles, as they share photos of their look on their social media platforms.

Over the week, most Nigerian celebrities took the extra mile of taking photoshoots of their fashion styles in numbers.

Looking at the top 5 best fashion styles of Nigerian celebrities over the week.

7. Mary Njoku

Famous Nollywood Actress, Mary Njoku slayed white lace material during the week to celebrate her birthday on Monday, 20th March 2023.
Mary rocked a white long dress alongside a puffed one-arm for the dress, as she was styled by @chiemela33.

She graced her outfit with a matching gold bead neckpiece, earrings, and wristband. Mary Njoku’s hairstyle was styled in a puffed style styled by @jimmy.
Mary Njoku posted pictures of her look on her Instagram page.
She wrote;

“May this new year be one of the best years if my life. I am highly favoured to be alive, healthy, loved and happy.
Happy Birthday @maryremmynjoku”

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6. Roseline Afije

Reality TV Star, Roseline Afije aka Liquorose posted a gorgeous photoshoot on her Instagram page in anticipation of her birthday.
The Ex-BBNaija housemate, Liquorose was dressed in a glittering gorgeous blue dress graced with a wide slit by the side of the dress.
She also graced her outfit with gold heels and accessories alongside a cute hairstyle.

She wrote;

“10 days to my birthday be like: 😇🎊👑💃🏽😍”

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5. Oyebade Adebimpe


Famous Nollywood Actress, Oyebade Adebimpe posted stunning photoshoots of herself on her Instagram page in celebration of her birthday during the week on Wednesday, 22nd March 2023.
She rocked an elegant long glittering dress. The upper part of the dress was styled differently and creatively by @beccaneedlenstitches. She graced her outfit with a lovely curly weavon styled by and gold accessories from @wowaccessories.

She wrote; “Happy birthday ADEBIMPE OMO OBA👑
Road to 23 loaded, Thank you Lord🙏🏽
A big thank you to all brands who worked with me on this year’s ROAD TO 23 shoot🥇💜

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4. Temiloluwa Otedola

The popular Daughter of the Nigerian Businessman Billionaire, Femi Otedola and fashion blogger, Temiloluwa Otedola rocked several stunning outfits in celebration of her birthday during the week on Monday, 20th March 2023.

Temi Otedola shared pictures of her fashion style on her Instagram page. She dressed in a glittering blue skirt alongside a royal blue crop top and blue knitted headgear.

In other photo slides, she rocked more beautiful blue aso-ebi styles for her “TWENTY-SEVEN” look as she captions the post.

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3. Toke Makinwa

Popular Media Personality, Toke Makinwa has consistently been rocking fashion styles over the week.
The Media Personality shared pictures of her look on her Instagram page. She was dressed in a colorful mini skirt and matching crop long-sleeve shirt alongside a pink purse. She graced her outfit with pink heels and gold accessories and beautifully wore a pixie cut hairstyle styled by @hairbybukks_

She captioned;

“Beauty is beautifying, hair is flawless, skin is hydrated, outfit, top of the line baby and business is booming📌”

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2. Tiwa Savage

Famous Nigerian Afrobeats Singer, Tiwa Savage shared beautiful pictures of herself on her Instagram page in a cute fashion style during the week.

She rocked colorful crotchet outfits, such as trousers and a cropped sweatshirt from the fashion brand, @hipware.

She wrote; “Important notice in slide 2, for all the unserious people in my DMs🤣🤣”

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1. Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori

Famous Nigerian Content Creator, Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori aka KieKie rocked a beautiful outfit as she shared pictures of her fashion style on her official Instagram page.

She was dressed in bright blue trousers, a white top, and a matching blue crop jacket from the fashion brand @accostcollection. She graced her outfit with stunning white footwear, a pink cross-bag, pink shades, and gold accessories.
She wore a beautiful curly wig from @hair_bi_nice.

She captioned her Instagram post;

“The Drip be like Bvas, E no dey upload finish 😉”

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“I Had No Problem With Who Voted For Obi, My Problem Was That Power Should Shift” – Wike Washes Hands Off The Alleged Betrayal Of Peter Obi


Reading Time: 2 minutesNot too long ago, a group of aggrieved women in Rivers State took to the streets in black outfits to protest the unfavourable outcome of the February 25 presidential election. Chanting various songs, the angry women barricaded the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt while holding placards. Reality tv star, Tacha was also spotted among the women. The self-acclaimed Port Harcourt’s first daughter was around to hand over the protest letter to an INEC official stating that their demand was for the commission to do the right thing.

Less we forget, this is coming days after the BBNaija star accused Nyesom Wike, the incumbent Governor of Rivers state, of colluding with INEC to rig the election in favour of APC candidate Bola Tinubu. Taking a journey back in time, Bola Ahmed Tinubu defeated three other candidates in the presidential election held in Rivers state. The now president-elect polled 231,591 votes against his Labour Party rival, Peter Obi, who polled 175,071 votes in the State. Surprisingly, the people of Rivers state rejected the results, insisting there was no way Tinubu got that many votes in their State. Some indigenes took the liberty of sharing video evidence of thugs reportedly hired by Wike stealing ballot boxes and even disenfranchising others. In no time, the leaked Audio of Governor Wike on Tape allegedly arranging bribes for INEC Officials went viral. As if that wasn’t enough, Peter Obi and Ohaneze Ndigbo are entirely behind the people of Rivers state, as they insist Labour Party topped the presidential polls in the State.

Denying all evidence, Wike has shockingly said he didn’t rig the presidential election to favour APC and even declared Peter Obi, his hero. He claimed if Obi didn’t contest, power would have remained in the north. But no one seems to be buying Wike’s praises on Obi. Senator Shehu Sani has described Wike as a betrayer. He said in a tweet, “Wike and Peter: It’s like trying to be nice to continue a relationship with a lady you jilted after marrying another.” Did Governor Wike betray his friend, Peter Obi, during the presidential election?

Davido’s 3rd Babymama Larissa London Resurfaces With Her Son’s 3rd Birthday After Deleting Her Pregnancy Photos & Son’s Previous Birthday Party Photos


Reading Time: < 1 minutesLarissa London, the 3rd baby mama of award-winning Afrobeats star, Davido took to her Instagram Stories to celebrate her son, Dawson, who turned 3yrs on Wednesday, March 22. The make-up artiste shared a photo of their son alongside a bible verse on her Instagram story with a simple caption “Happy Birthday Son”.

Davido who is currently working on his new album TIMELESS had for the first time, publicly acknowledged his fourth child, in August of 2022. The Afrobeats singer’s 4th child was born in March 2020, while he was still dating Chioma Rowland.

“Just Yesterday She Was So Little And Now She Is Calling Everybody By Name” – Actress Ini Edo Talks About Her Baby She Got From Surrogacy


Reading Time: 2 minutesNollywood actress Ini Edo on March 15th 2023, did not only surprise her millions of fans with the first public pictures of her daughter, but the actress also revealed that her baby’s name is Light. In her caption, the actress expressed gratitude to God for blessing her with the “greatest gift” and her “biggest heart desire.” She gushed over her daughter, “the most precious, adorable little girl” who has brought comfort and joy to her life. Also, in an interview with BellaNaija, the actress opened up about motherhood. She revealed that being a mom has changed her life in ways she never imagined.

After several rumours, and just months before her 40th birthday, the famous actress, in December of 2021, during an interview with Journalist Stella Dimokokos, confirmed that she had welcomed a baby via surrogacy. She explained that she is genetically the biological mother of the baby because the eggs are hers. She further explained that she chose this path to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother. The Shanty Town actress said; “I still have a good number of eggs frozen in case I decide to do surrogacy again or carry my baby myself. Who knows.” When asked about the identity of her child’s father, the star actress revealed that she had opted for a donor for “peace of mind.” As you can imagine, this shocked many of her fans and Nigerians, leaving them with mixed reactions and opinions.

In the past decade, this method of having children has worked for many women and celebrities who are now proud mothers. Does Ini Edo feel complete and happier now that she has a child, regardless of failed relationships and marriage? Or Did she take this root to retain her banging body? Who are the women who inspired and motivated her to take this option?
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“Waking Up For Sari Is Not Easy”   Mercy Aigbe Cries Out Over The Struggles Of Being A Muslim Wife During Ramadan Season As She Prays To Allah 


Reading Time: 2 minutesPopular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, had lamented over the struggles of being a Muslim wife during Ramadan season.

Sharing a photo of her asleep during prayers, Mercy Aigbe revealed that waking up for Sari isn’t easy.

To prevent misinterpretation, Mercy Aigbe stated that she is coping better with fasting; however, she is still struggling to wake up to eat early in the morning as sleeping always makes her feel sleepy.

Mercy Aigbe slammed her husband, Kazim Adeoti, for sharing the photo online

Addressing those who say their husband is calm, she asked if they could see what he did to her by humiliating her on social media.

“So all of you saying my hubby is calm, he is calm, can y’all see what he did to me this early morning.

Waking up for Sari is not easy!!!! I am coping very well with fasting but you see that waking up to chop early momo, is a struggle. Sleep just won’t leave me alone!

May Almighty Allah accept our sacrifices as an act of Ibadan, forgive all our sins, answer all our rosters, continue to bless us and reward us with good deeds.

Meanwhile @kazimadeoti 1 – 0 first to do no dey pain…wait for my retaliation….”.

Mercy Aigbe vows to deal with her husband, Kazim Adeoti.

This is coming hours after the actress had vowed to deal with her husband, Kazim Adeoti, for embarrassing her on social media.

The marketer had shared an hilarious photo of Mercy Aigbe sleeping while praying.

The actress, who has taken her husband’s religion, has woken up to partake in “sari.” The mother of two, who is still getting accustomed to her new lifestyle, couldn’t stay awake during the prayers and had dozed off.

Unfortunately, her husband had captured her in the moment and shared it with his thousands of fans.

Taking to his comment section, Mercy Aigbe, who was embarrassed, vowed to retaliate.

The movie star stressed that waking up for prayers isn’t as easy as she thought.

Mercy Aigbe jokingly Vows To Retaliate For The Embarrassment Her Husband Kazim Adeoti Caused Her On Social Media.


Reading Time: 2 minutesNollywood actress Mercy Aigbe has vowed to deal with her husband, Kazim Adeoti, for embarrassing her on social media.

The marketer had shared an hilarious photo of Mercy Aigbe sleeping while praying.

The actress, who has taken her husband’s religion, has woken up to partake in “sari.” The mother of two, who is still getting accustomed to her new lifestyle, couldn’t stay awake during the prayers and had dozed off.

Unfortunately, her husband had captured her in the moment and shared it with his thousands of fans.

“I wish that spirit of Ramadan celebration infuse your heart and soul with happiness, peace and blessings.

Ramadan Mubarak.

Hajia Minnah in spirit.

JBO is trending on yorubaplay YouTube channel at 1″.

Taking to his comment section, Mercy Aigbe, who was embarrassed, vowed to retaliate.

The movie star stressed that waking up for prayers isn’t as easy as she thought.

“Ha! I can’t believe you did this to me. Ha! Waking up for sari is not easy oh. Ha!! Don’t worry 1-0 I shall retaliate”.

Mercy Aigbe receives a praying mat and beads from a fan, weeks after a controversial wedding

Recall that weeks after the news of her marriage to Kazim Adeoti broke out, Mercy Aigbe had embraced her husband’s religion.

The beautiful actress had ditched her seductive dresses for more religious ones.

Mercy even went as far as giving herself a Muslim name, Hajia Minnah, and had slowly transitioned and embraced her new status as the wife of an Alhaji.

Taking to her Instagram page, Mercy Aigbe pleaded with her Muslim fans to teach her their religion. She told them that they had a lot to teach her about the religion.

Acting on her instruction, a sweet fan of hers surprised her with a praying mat, a tesbeh, and some Muslim books.

Mercy showed off the gifts to her millions of followers as she appreciated the thoughtful gifts.

Mama’s Sleeping Scarf: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reveals Her Debut Children’s Book Is Set To Release


Reading Time: < 1 minutesNigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set to release her first picture book, Mama’s Sleeping Scarf, under the pen name Nwa Grace James, in tribute to her late parents, James and Grace Adichie.

In a video shared on her verified Instagram page, she expressed how delighted she is to be writing her first children’s book, which celebrates the joy in ordinary family life.

The book will be published by HarperCollins Children’s Books in the UK and Alfred A. Knopf in the US, and is slated to hit shelves on September 5, 2023.

Mama’s Sleeping Scarf is a captivating celebration of ordinary family life, inspired by the Adichie family’s experiences.

The story follows a young girl named Chino as she navigates a typical day in Lagos, playing with her mother’s sleeping scarf, encountering her grandfather on his daily walk, and settling in for the night.

Congolese-Angolan artist Joelle Avelino brings the book’s vivid illustrations to life, further immersing readers in Chino’s world.

Through Mama’s Sleeping Scarf, Adichie offers a poignant reminder of the beauty and wonder in everyday life, inviting readers to find joy in the simple pleasures of family and community.

The book promises to be a heartwarming addition to the literary world and a testament to the power of storytelling to connect us all.

Peter Okoye Of Psquare Is Generously Happy About His Twin Brother Paul’s Latest House In Atlanta, Georgia.


Reading Time: < 1 minutesAward-winning singer and one half of popular Psquare fame, Peter Okoye, otherwise known as Mr. P, has reacted to his twin brother, Paul Okoye’s, new house.

It was reported that Paul Okoye, alias Rudeboy, had splashed millions on a luxury home in Atlanta, USA.

The singer took to his Instagram story and page to share photos from his new house.

Captioning the photos of his new house, Paul Okoye revealed that he is living in the millions.

“Living in a milli”.

“Brand new another 1”.

Reacting to his brother’s new house, Peter revealed via his Instagram story that he is in London to acquire his fourth crib.

Throwing shade, Peter Okoye stated that people are teaching him and his brother a big lesson after the election.

“So I am here in London to acquire my 4th club in abroad and my twin brother @rudeboypsquare just bought home self another crib in Atlanta! Omo! Dome people are really teaching us a big lesson after the Elections.

Congratulations @iamkingrudy”.


Peter Okoye sends a strong message to poor Nigerians

Recall that during the election, Peter Okoye sent a strong message to average Nigerians.

The singer, who was one of the few celebrities who had been vocal about the election, took to his Instagram story to share a photo of him living his best life.

Mr. P stated that if Nigerians don’t vote wisely, they will end up suffering.

The singer was no doubt referring to the average Nigerian, as they would suffer the most if a bad government entered into power.

“If you like don’t vote wisely, Na you go suffer. Wetin concern me”.


Here Are All Of Dj Cuppy’s 3 Degrees, The Schools & Years She Acquired Them

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Famous Nigerian Singer, Philanthropist, Nigerian disc jockey, and Producer Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, aka DJ Cuppy, is popularly known for being the daughter of the Famous Nigerian Businessman Billionaire, Femi Otedola and her music career in the entertainment industry.

DJ Cuppy has a track record of bagging different academic degrees so far.

The Famous Nigerian Singer has bagged three degrees but has let the world know that this is enough for her as she looks forward to getting married and raising her own family.

This is coming after her father, Femi Otedola, congratulated her on her latest degree from the University of Oxford and wrote:

“Congratulations on your Oxford University MSc Graduation Ifemi @CuppyMusic 🎓👏🏽 I’ll start saving for your PhD school fees, no knowledge is wasted 📚 … F.Ote 💲”

In response to his comment, Cuppy wrote;

“I think 3 degrees is enough 😅🎓🤣 Love YOU, Papa, ✨”

As a billionaire’s daughter, are three degrees actually enough like she told her father? well, before we answer that question, let’s quickly take a look at DJ Cuppy’s education journey and degrees.

Brief Educational Background: After her birth, Dj Cuppy lived in Ilupeju for the first six years of her life before she moved to Ikeja, Lagos, with her parents. While in Lagos, she attended Grange Primary School, Ikeja, before relocating to London for GCSEs and A-Levels. 

1ST DEGREE (Kings College London  2014)

For her first-ever degree, Cuppy graduated from King’s College, London in 2014 with a degree in Business and Economics. 

2ND DEGREE (New York University 2015)

For her second degree, Cuppy did a one-year course which earned her a master’s degree in the music business from New York University in 2015.

After learning about music, Cuppy dropped a few hit songs, which include; Greenlight, Vybe, Currency, Werk, and Gelato.

3RD DEGREE (University of Oxford 2023)

And finally, for her third degree, Cuppy enrolled at the University of Oxford in 2021, where she studied for a master’s degree in African Studies. In March 2023, she graduated and bagged a master’s degree.

Her parents, Femi and Nana Otedola showed up for her big day, also her fiancé, Ryan Taylor, came to support her at the graduation ceremony and finally met her parents for the first time.

Sharing some beautiful pictures on her Instagram page on Thursday, 16th March 2023, Cuppy captioned;

“I’m a Third Degree HOTTER! Oxford University MSc done!!! #CuppyOnAMission”

After hitting 30 years of age in November of 2022, Dj Cuppy finally found love after a few heartbreaks and searching for a while. Without a doubt, Cuppy is ready to settle down and perhaps start her own family, as this is all she seems to talk about on social media this year. We guess what Cuppy meant to tell her Papa is no more degrees but wedding bells and living her best life from hence now on.
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