Over 80,000 fans attend Kizz Daniel’s Afroclassic concert in Cotonou

In the latest leg of his tour, the Afrobeats megastar thrilled over 80,000 energetic fans on Sunday in Cotonou, Benin Republic.

The Plage De Fidrosse park in Benin Republic’s capital, Cotonou played host to the massively talented artist who didn’t stand on ceremony when he thrilled over 80,000 excited fans who, amid a lockdown and heavy traffic in the city, pulled out all the stops to listen to Kizz Daniel perform the biggest song on the continent.

Kizz thrilled the fans with a choice selection of some of his classic hits including ‘Woju’, ‘Laye’, ‘Lie’, ‘Pour Me Water’, ‘Buga’ and so many more.

Kizz Daniel is one of Africa’s hottest artists of 2022 with his hit single ‘Buga’ enjoying an intercontinental success that has made it into the biggest African single of 2022.

Ne-Yo’s wife files for divorce, claims he fathered a child with another woman

According to the divorce document obtained by PageSix, Renay claimed that Ne-Yo “recently fathered a minor” with his “paramour.” She called their marriage “irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation.” 

This is coming days after Renay had accused the music star of cheating on her with “numerous” other women throughout their nearly decade-long relationship.

“8 years of lies and deception. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with numerous of women who sell their bodies to him unprotected… every last one of them!” she wrote.

“To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. To ask me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist. I will no longer lie to the public or pretend that this is something it isn’t,” she continued.

On Sunday, July 31, Neyo responded to his wife’s post on Twitter.

“For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors,” he tweeted.

“Personal matters are not meant to be addressed and dissected in public forums. I simply ask that you please respect me and my family’s privacy at this time.”

Renay and Neyo started dating in 2015. Neyo proposed that same year.

The couple briefly split in 2020 before remarrying in 2022, throwing a lavish ceremony in Las Vegas to celebrate their reunion.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are expecting a baby

Chrissy Tiegen took to her Instagram page on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, where she shared a photo of her protruding belly. “The last few years have been a blur of emotions, to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again. 1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as u can see!) we have another on the way,” she captioned the photo.

“Every appointment I’ve said to myself, “ok if it’s healthy today I’ll announce” but then I breathe a sigh of relief to hear a heartbeat and decide I’m just too nervous still.”

“I don’t think I’ll ever walk out of an appointment with more excitement than nerves but so far, everything is perfect and beautiful and I’m feeling hopeful and amazing. Ok phew it’s been very hard keeping this in for so long!”

Teigen’s post is coming months after she revealed that she completed her in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.

The wife of the music star made this known during a chat with Entertainment Tonight.

“I finished my IVF part, so I feel so much healthier and so much better with that,” she said.

Teigen first shared that she was undergoing IVF in February, nearly a year and a half after suffering a devastating pregnancy loss.

“I wanted to let you guys know I’m balls deep in another IVF cycle to save as many eggos as I possibly can and hopefully make some strong, healthy embryos,” she wrote on Instagram at the time.

“I honestly don’t mind the shots…they make me feel like a doctor/chemist. But the bloating is a bitch so I humbly beg you to stop asking if I’m pregnant.” Teigen had a miscarriage back in 2020.

“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags

Burna Boy continues upward momentum on Billboard Charts

Billboard Hit 100‘Last Last’ by Afrobeats megastar Burna Boy debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on the chart week of July 22nd, 2022 at number 72. In its second week, ‘Last Last’ retained its position on the charts. In the latest issue of the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of August 6th, 2022, ‘Last Last’ climbed up two places to the 70th position.

Billboard Afrobeats Charts: Likewise, Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’ retained its number one position on the Billboard Afrobeats chart in the chart week of August 6th, 2022 thereby extending its stay at number one to four weeks.

Burna Boy consolidated his position as the African giant on the chart as he is the only artist with three songs in the top 10 with ‘For Your Hand’ feat Ed Sheeran in the number 4 spot and ‘It’s Plenty’ holding down the number 9 spot.

The effect of ‘Love, Damini’ Tour on the Billboard Charts: Since its release in May, ‘Last Last’ has risen to international success, especially in America where Burna Boy has delivered exciting renditions of the single during his ongoing ‘Love, Damini’ tour.

Burna Boy’s latest stop in his US tour took was in Atlanta where he sold out the 21,000-capacity State Farm Arena. With two shows still to come in New York, Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’ might be set for another rise on the Billboard Hot 100.

Demi Lovato changes her pronouns back to ‘she/her’

The music star made this known during an episode of the ‘Spout‘ podcast on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

Lovato said she has decided because she is “such a fluid person.”

“When I was faced with the choice of walking into a bathroom and it said ‘women’ and ‘men,’ I didn’t feel like there was a bathroom for me because I didn’t feel necessarily like a woman,” the “Cool for the Summer,” she said.

“I didn’t feel like a man. I just felt like a human.”

Lovato said choosing to identify by the “they/them” pronouns at one point, for her, was about “feeling human at your core.”

“Recently, I’ve been feeling more feminine, and so I’ve adopted ‘she/her’ again,” she said.

It would be recalled that in May 2021, Lovato revealed that she was coming out as non-binary.

The music star made this known via her podcast ‘4D With Demi Lovato.’

“Over the past year-and-a-half, I’ve been doing some healing and self-reflective work. And through this work, I’ve had the revelation that I identify as non-binary. With that said, I’ll be officially changing my pronouns to they/them,” Lovato said.

“I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am, and am still discovering.”

Lovato ended her 2 months old engagement with Max Ehrich in September 2020.

According to reports, the couple struggled to make their relationship work.

Lovato announced her engagement to Ehrich back in July 2020.

Lovato is a songwriter, actress, television personality, author, and activist.

She rose to prominence for her role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel musical television film Camp Rock in 2008 and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam later in 2010.

Lovato became a judge and mentor for the second and third seasons of the U.S. version of The X Factor alongside Britney SpearsSimon Cowell, and L.A. Reid.

Ebenezer Obey mourns son by launching ministry against alcoholism, addiction

The music veteran’s son, Olayinka Obey-Fabiyi, was aged 48 when he passed away and the death pushed the Evangelist into joining the war against alcoholism and drug addiction, particularly among the youth in Nigeria and abroad.

The ministry which has been labelled ‘Freedom from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Ministry’ (FADAM) is a separate one apart from the existing Ebenezer Obey Evangelistic Ministry and Decross Gospel Mission.

This development was conveyed through a statement signed by Tunji Odunmbaku, the general manager of Obey Music Group and made available to journalists on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

According to the statement, FADAM would also become an avenue to assist parents and families of alcoholic and drug-addicted children and youths as it would allow them to overcome the challenges and be better citizens in the society.

Also, the octogenarian musician, who received the news of the demise of his son, Olayinka, during his short vacation in the United Kingdom, stressed that the reason behind the launch of the new ministry become paramount to turning the pains of the death of his son, Olayinka into a solution ministry to parents and families of such children and youths passing through the same experience.

Obey expressed sadness over the death of his son, Olayinka aged 48, saying that he did all he could to help the deceased fight his weakness but it was to no avail.

The doctors called me six months ago to inform me that Yinka has less than six months to live, this was very painful and bad news that a father must not hear about his son, since then, “l went back to the Holy Spirit to teach me what to do and the result of my communication with the Holy Spirit is the launching of this ministry,” he said.

“I have received several condolence messages from all and sundry, l appreciate and thank you all for your love and concern. l also thank Yinka’s friends for their effort and support and l must thank Shina Obey-Fabiyi (my

Ne-Yo’s wife, Crystal Renay, accuses him of cheating on her for 8 years

Renay made this known via her Instagram page on Saturday, July 30, 2022. In what many have described as a passionate post, Renay said the music star accused her husband of cheating on her with “numerous” other women over the course of their nearly decade-long relationship.

“8 years of lies and deception. 8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and husband with numerous of women who sell their bodies to him unprotected… every last one of them!” she wrote.

“To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is an understatement. To ask me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist. I will no longer lie to the public or pretend that this is something it isn’t,” she continued.

“I choose me, I choose my happiness and health and my respect. I gained 3 beautiful children out of this but nothing else but wasted years and heartache.”

“If someone can’t love you the way you deserve then it’s up to you to love yourself. With no hate in my heart, I wish him nothing but the best.”

On Sunday, July 31, Neyo responded to his wife’s post on Twitter.

“For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors,” he tweeted.

“Personal matters are not meant to be addressed and dissected in public forums. I simply ask that you please respect me and my family’s privacy at this time.”

Renay and Neyo started dating in 2015. Neyo proposed that same year.

The couple briefly split in 2020 before remarrying in 2022, throwing a lavish ceremony in Las Vegas to celebrate their reunion.

Shakira risks prison if she does not reach an agreement with Barcelona tax authorities

Shakira could find herself in the dock for alleged tax fraud, after deciding not to reach a plea bargain with the prosecutor’s office.

The president of the Union of Treasury Technicians, Carlos Cruzado, spoke on a late night talk show about the singer’s case. She has been charged with six tax offences.

“She runs a very great risk being charged with six tax offences, with the penalties that this could entail,” Cruzado said.

Could Shakira go to prison?

Cruzado said he was surprised that the singer risked going to trial with a sentence that could even land her in jail.

“It is very likely that before the trial she will reach an agreement, because most of her tax offences are aggravated and with penalties that could reach up to six years in prison for each of the offences,” Cruzado said.

If not, “it is very likely that she could find herself with problems”.

Signs of a crime

The expert said that the authorities have consistent evidence and each of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, which filed the complaint, and the judge who admitted it and the Barcelona Provincial Court “see signs of a crime and the need to prosecute it”.

However, he points out that the mitigating factor is that she paid the amount claimed by the tax authorities.

Shakira swears her innocence

On Wednesday it was reported that the Colombian singer rejected a deal offered by the Barcelona prosecutor’s office to avoid being tried for defrauding the tax authorities of 14.5 million euros and has decided to go on trial for tax fraud, as she is “fully confident” of her innocence, according to EFE.

Shakira considered the prosecutor’s proposal as disproportionate and contrary to her interests. She accuses him of being “intransigent” and of resorting to “undue means to exert pressure”.

And although the possibility of reaching a deal remains open until the day of the trial, everything points to the singer finally sitting in the dock.…

‘Justin Bieber is the easiest collaboration I ever had’ Omah Lay reveals

How it all started: According to Nigerian singing sensation Omah Lay, his friendship with Justin Bieber started after he put out his first project ‘Get Layd’ EP in 2020. Justin texted him on Instagram and followed him and the two became friends.

How ‘Attention’ came about: While sharing how his collaboration with Justin ‘Attention’ was created, Omah Lay revealed that while working with an international powerhouse such as Justin Bieber could be such a difficult possibility, it is actually his easiest collaboration to date.

“I just sent a song, he loved the song and sent back a verse,” Omah Lay said while sharing how the single which appears on his debut album ‘Boy Alone’ came about.

‘Boy Alone’ is Omah Lay’s highly anticipated debut album released on July 15th, 2022, and it has been described by critics and fans to be a bold, honest, and perfectly curated project.

In a display of the connection between the two talented music stars, Omah Lay has performed the single alongside Justin Bieber on his 2022 ‘Justice Tour’.

Another Win for Afrobeats: Omah Lay’s revelation that his collaboration with Justin Bieber is the easiest in his career showcases the current status of Afrobeats.

Afrobeats is gaining palpable international fame and success and with this fame comes respect, and acknowledgment that will further position Nigerian superstars for global success.

Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’ climbs 14 places on Billboard Hot 100

In the latest issue of the Billboard Hot 100, Burna Boy‘s ‘Last Last’ occupies the 72nd position. Afrobeats Megastar Burna Boy is currently enjoying a fine run on the Billboard Hot 100 which is the official chart in the United States. Last Last’ climbed up 14 places rising from the 86th spot to the 72nd position in the latest issue of the chart. The hit single is enjoying its second week on the charts haven debuted at the 86th spot last week.

Can ‘Last Last’ go further up the chart?: ‘Last Last’ has soared in acceptance in recent weeks with the single enjoying impressive patronage in the US. its latest impressive ascension on the charts indicates its growing acceptance and with the Grammy winner currently touring the US, the single can be expected to continue its fine run on the charts.…

Headies withdraws Portable’s nominations due to police investigation

The Headies Academy’s decision was necessitated by Portable’s recent running of the law where he claimed he is the founder of the deadly one million boys gang which terrorized Lagos citizens during the lockdown.

Portable would later refute this claim after it attracted wide criticism and led to a police investigation.

Portable has previously threatened to kill other nominees should he lose either of the two categories he was nominated for.

The Headies Academy’s decision to withdraw Portable’s nomination means that he won’t be getting a chance to win the Rookie of the Year and Best Street Hop which he was nominated for.

Tems earns 2022 MTV VMAs nomination

The single is one of the songs on Future’s 9th solo studio album ‘I Never Liked You’ and it features Drake and also samples vocals from Tems ‘Higher’.

‘Wait For U’ debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 thus earning Tems her third Billboard Hot 100 entry and made her only the second Afrobeats act to reach number one on the chart.

Full nomination list for 2022 VMAs:

Video of the Year

  • Doja Cat – ‘Woman’
  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug  – ‘Way 2 Sexy’
  • Ed Sheeran – ‘Shivers’
  • Harry Styles – ‘As It Was’
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – ‘INDUSTRY BABY’
  • Olivia Rodrigo – ‘brutal’ 
  • Taylor Swift  ‘All Too Well’ (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) 

Artist of the Year

  • Bad Bunny
  • Drake
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Harry Styles
  • Jack Harlow
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo

Song of the Year

  • Adele – ‘Easy On Me’
  • Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’
  • Doja Cat – ‘Woman’ – Kemosabe Records
  • Elton John & Dua Lipa – ‘Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)’
  • Lizzo – ‘About Damn Time’
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – ‘STAY’

Best New Artist

  • Baby Keem
  • Dove Cameron
  • GAYLE
  • Latto
  • Måneskin
  • SEVENTEEN

Best Collaboration

  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – ‘Way 2 Sexy’
  • Elton John & Dua Lipa  ‘Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)’
  • Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow – ‘INDUSTRY BABY’
  • Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – ‘Sweetest Pie’
  • Post Malone & The Weeknd – ‘One Right Now’
  • ROSALÍA ft. The Weeknd – ‘LA FAMA’
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – ‘STAY’

Push Performance of the Year

  • September 2021: Griff – ‘One Night’
  • October 2021: Remi Wolf – ‘Sexy Villain’
  • November 2021: Nessa Barrett  “I hope ur miserable until ur dead”
  • December 2021: SEVENTEEN – ‘Rock With You’ – PLEDIS Entertainment
  • January 2021: Mae Muller – ‘Better Days’
  • February 2022: GAYLE – ‘abcdefu’
  • March 2022: Sheneesa – ‘R U That’
  • April 2022: Omar Apollo – ‘Tamagotchi’
  • May 2022: Wet Leg – ‘Chaise Longue’
  • June 2022: Muni Long – ‘Baby Boo’
  • July

Tems’ 2020 song ‘Free Mind’ debuts on Billboard Hot 100

Details: Rave of the moment Tems has achieved her first solo entry on the Billboard chart with ‘Free Mind’ which was released in 2020 as part of the singles for her EP ‘For Broken Ears’Free Mind’ debuted at number 90 in the latest issue of Billboard Hot 100 and it’s her first solo entry on the charts.

What this means for Tems: With the debut of ‘Free Mind’ on the Billboard Hot 100, Tems becomes the second Nigerian artist to have four entries on the revered Billboard Hot 100. She got her previous entries from guest appearances in Drake‘s ‘Fountain’Wizkid‘s ‘Essence’, and Future‘s number one single ‘Wait For U’.

Tems is now tied with Wizkid who was the sole record holder with Drake’s global hit ‘One Dance’, Beyonce’s ‘Black Skin Girl’, Chris Brown’s ‘Call Me Everyday’, and hit single ‘Essence’.

Keke Ogungbe, ID Cabasa Promise Stardom for Winners of Naija Star search

Naija Star Search show is unique because the focus is solely on Afrobeats, an umbrella term for all kinds of songs originating in Nigeria. Music Label Executive, Kenny Ogungbe led ID Cabasa and Asa Gangali, to audition contestants in Lagos.

Ogungbe said the audition judges would be looking out for authenticity, potential, originality and street credibility among the talents who will finally be selected for the show.

He added that about ten finalists from the show would be groomed by Kennis Music label and given a platform to turn their raw talents into superstars.

“In 10 seconds I can tell if a contestant has that fire in him or her. I can tell you because I am a radio DJ and I know when the talent is there. This is something I have been doing for almost 30 years and the idea with this is to take it to the masses, the grassroots, your next door neighbor,” Ogungbe said. Weighing in on the show, ID Cabasa, a celebrated music producer, who is responsible for several musical hits from 9ice to Olamide and Wizkid, said the Naija Star Search can’t come at a better time.

He said, “Naija Star Search is coming at a time when Afrobeats has been able to gain its ground as a global genre. What platforms like this will offer aspiring talents is the opportunity to hit it and hit it big as well as getting paid in global currencies like Dollars.

“For me, I will be looking forward to what the talent is bringing on which includes the talent, the energy and the star power because the plan is to ensure our winners go on to do great things in the Nigerian, African and global music scenes. We just don’t want to have a show and the winner goes home; no, we would be working with winners and supporting them to get their footing and succeed under our mentorship and support.”

On his part, co-audition judge, Asa Gangali, noted that it is imperative for all contestants

Rapper Tec of Showdemcamp ties the knot with his bride in U.K

The rapper and his beautiful bride tied the knot at a well-attended ceremony in the United Kingdom.

Davies was dressed in a flowing traditional Agbada while his beautiful bride was dressed in native attire.

Among those who graced the occasion were close friends and family of the couple.

Olumide Ayeni also known as Ghost and the second member of Showdemcamp was also in hand to support his friend and band partner. Rapper Tec of Showdemcamp ties the knot with his bride in U.K

Highlights from the occasion included never before seen footage of Tec dancing.

The music star also performed some of his hit singles to the admiration of the guests.

Police arrest terrorist who escaped from Kuje prison in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has rearrested a 23-year-old Kuje Prison escapee, Abubakar Muhammad, in Mubi Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner, Sikiru Akande, disclosed this during the handing over of the escapee to the Nigeria Correctional Service.

The naming over was done on Thursday in Yola.

Akande said the escapee was arrested by operatives of the command on Wednesday on his way to home Bama in Borno State. He said: “The suspect, who escaped from Kuje Prison during the recent prison attack, was tracing his way to Bama Local Government Area, Borno State through Adamawa border.

“The suspect further confessed to have been in Kuje Prison custody since 2017 following allegation of terrorism leveled against him.”

The CP further said the Command’s operatives attached to State Criminal Investigation Department and Crack Squad also apprehended 12 kidnapping and robbery suspects in the past one week in the state.

He said the police recovered one AK-47 Rifle, 15 ammunitions, one locally made pistol, one Dane gun, tricycle and military camouflage from the suspects.

He said the suspects would be prosecuted upon completion of investigations.

While commending the people for their support to the command, Akande reiterated the commitment to protect lives and property in the state by the police.…

P-Square makes powerful comeback with two new singles

Afrobeats legend P-Square has made a powerful comeback with two new singles ‘Jaiye (Ihe Geme)’ and ‘Find Somebody’.

Length: (Jaiye (Ihe Geme) 3 minutes 33 seconds, (Find Somebody) 3 minutes 27 seconds

Features: NONE

Label: Square Root Entertainment / MAD Solutions

Details/Takeaway: Afrobeats legends has made a powerful comeback with two sizzling singles that rolls back the years. ‘Jaiye’ inspires nostalgia of P-Squares’ ability to churn out club bangers while ‘Find Somebody’ is a classic P-Square’s wedding tune.

P-Square – Find Somebody (Official Audio)

P-Square – Jaiye (Ihe Geme) (Official Audio)

Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’ makes Billboard Hot 100 debut

In the latest issue of the Billboard Hot 100 which is the official music chart for the United States of America, Burna Boy scored an entry on the chart as ‘Last Last’ appeared at the bottom half in 86th spot.

Since it was released in May, ‘Last Last’ has enjoyed massive domestic and international success and its Billboard debut further proves its growing popularity in America.

‘Last Last’ is one of the songs off Burna Boy’s latest album ‘Love, Damini’ which has also enjoyed impressive patronage in the US and the UK in its first weeks.

‘Music is the only thing moving Nigeria forward’ Paul of P-Square says

Imagine the only thing that is moving forward in Nigeria is something that the government are not in control of #music,” He said in a tweet on Wednesday 4th July 2022.

Paul Okoye’s thoughts are coming at the back of P-Square’s appearance at Afronation Portugal 2022 where they were a very special guest.

Considering the steady ascension the Nigerian music industry and the entertainment sectors have enjoyed, it can be agreed that Nigeria’s creative industry is the most promising aspect of the Nigerian economy.

Many factors both political, economical, and social accounts for why the success recorded in the Nigerian music industry has not been replicated in other key sectors of the society, and Nigerian youths will be hoping to change this at the 2023 Presidential polls.

Paul Okoye and his twin brother Peter have both been vocal about their support for one of the candidates in the coming elections and their choices might have been inspired by a desire for other aspects of the society to experience the success recorded by the entertainment industry.