LadiPoe scores 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards nomination

On September 10, 2021, Nigerian rapper, LadiPoe was nominated for Best International Flow at the 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

He is nominated alongside six other international artists including Nasty C (South Africa), Xam (Brazil), Laylow (France), Gazo (France), Little Simz (UK), and Dave (UK).

A few years ago, Ghanaian legend, Sarkodie won that category. For LadiPoe, this comes after a stellar 18-month run, which involves two smash hit records, ‘Know You’ featuring Simi and ‘Feeling’ featuring Buju.

Here are the top 10 Nigerian songs of the week: Kizz Daniel’s ‘Lie’ remains at No. 1 for fourth week

Kizz Daniel’s “Lie” stays at No. 1 for a fourth consecutive week on the TurnTable Top 50

Also, Fireboy DML’s “Peru” rises to No. 3 on this week’s Top 50 to become the artiste’s highest charting song.

Additionally, Ayra Starr’s “Bloody Samaritan” ascends to No. 5 on the chart to become the artiste’s second top five entry.

The Top 50 blends all-genre freemium streaming (Top Streaming Chart), radio airplay (Top Airplay Chart) and TV airplay (TV Top Songs Chart) in Nigeria. All charts will be dated and updated on Mondays, this week’s chart will be revealed on Monday, September 6, 2021

Lie” tallied 46 million in radio reach (down 11.8%) and 2.5 million equivalent streams (up 3.3%). In the process, it becomes the second to spend its first four weeks at No. 1 on the TurnTable Top 50, joining Teni’s “FOR YOU” with Davido (which spent its first five weeks at No. 1).

With the premiere of the visuals of “Lie” last Friday, it is expected that the song will get a bump in activity on streaming and debut on the TV charts.

Omah Lay’s “Understand” holds at No. 2 after topping the chart for three weeks. “Understand” becomes the second song to spend its first eight weeks in the top 2 region of TurnTable Top 50 – joining Olamide’s “Rock.”

Fireboy DML’s “Peru” moves to a new peak of No. 3 on the TurnTable Top 50 to become the artiste’s highest charting entry on the chart (surpassing the No. 4 peak of “History”). “Peru” tallied 3.71 million in TV reach (down 15.7%), 45. 3 million in radio reach (up 15%) and 1.42 million equivalent streams (up 28%).

Burna Boy’s “Question” with Don Jazzy rockets into the top five at No. 4 after drawing 10.3 million in TV reach (up 167.5%), 32.4 million in radio reach (up 302.5%) and 1.51 million equivalent streams (up 60.6%).

“Question” is Burna Boy’s fifth top 10 entry on the chart while Don Jazzy becomes the second producer to record a top ten entry as

Buju: I want to make positive impact with my music

AFRO-FUSION artiste, Daniel Benson aka Buju has said his mission statement is to push the new generation into conversation on making good music.

According to the 22-year-old vocalist, he is one artiste who wants to be known for the impact he made via music.

“What sets me apart from other artistes is that I am conscious of whatever material I’m putting out. I am one artiste who wants to be known for the impact he made via music,” he said.

The Akwa-Ibom-born singer disclosed that he is influenced by the good works of talented artistes including Burna Boy, Drake, Buju Banton, Damian Marley, and J Hus amongst others.

“My love for music started from junior secondary school where I developed the skills of writing music and doing a few rap songs, later proceeding to joining the choir and doing solo performances at Valedictory services. The love continued up to the university level and ever since my love and passions for music have grown.”

Buju released his first solo single in 2018 titled ‘Catch a Vibe’ and has gone ahead to release other materials that include ‘A Day in Lagos’, ‘Spiritual,’ L’Enu amongst other songs.…