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Nigeria Reggae Artistes Now In Limbo

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Ibinabo Fiberesima, AGN President

Ibinabo Fiberesima, AGN President

We remember with
nostalgia the years of Reggae music in Nigeria. This genre of music originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s with the Late Robert Nester Marley emerging as the foremost ambassador of Reggae with other masters like Peter Tosh, Burning wailer, UB40 and a host of others.
The pulsating rhythm with inspiring message found its way into Nigeria Music Industry through Late Reggae icon, Sunny Okosun, the Ozziddi  crooner, A plethora others joined the train, they include masters such as: Sweat led by Yemi Benson, Boye Gbero (BG), Mandators, Evi Edna Ogoli, Majek Fashek, Ras Kimono, Oritz Williki, Alex Zitto, Daniel Wilson and Isaac Black, others include: Gboyega, Femi, popularly known as Terra Kota.
During this era, the Nigeria music industry was ruled by Reggae music their life style became the order of the day in both fashion and behaviour most of the Nigerian youths were drawn to the pulsating and spiritual message contained in their lyrics .Almost everybody both old and young talked and danced reggae even some of them went to the extent of becoming Rastafarians and wore dread locks like their role  models while reggae clubs were formed all over the country.
But since the exit of the old generation of the founding fathers, the younger artistes have also gone to the limbo leading to the decline in the reggae music clan. This development has continued to agitate the minds of their fans and other reggae faithfuls as they wonder why  they once beloved reggae should be allowed to be swallowed up by other genres of music like RnB, Hiphop, Afrobeats and dance hall music among others.
The visit of UB 40 an international reggae group to Nigeria in February this year and their performance at the Eko Hotel Victoria Island Lagos, seems to be a wake up called for both the reggae artistes and lovers who stormed the venue and danced  their hearts out, it rekindle the  fire and interest in them as the concert was a huge success.
This experience according  to one of  the fans,  Ras Arthur should be able to wake up our reggae artistes from their undeserved slumber and revive the popular music genre that once ruled the music scene and brought health and fame to most of the artistes in the country.

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I’m Eager To Find Love Again -Tiwa Savage

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Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has declared her desire to find love and experience once again. The Koroba Crooner shared her deepest wish with her fans and followers via her instagram page. The number one African bad girl is highly optimistic that her prince charming will seek her out soonest as she is ready to be found and pampered with love.
Tiwa shared a picture of herself as she looked gorgeously dressed in a beautifully tailored pink dress for Toyin Lawani’s wedding reception. She captioned it ‘somebody’s son will find me one day.
Savage was married to Tunji Balogun popularly know as Tee Billz Balogun on November 23, 2013 the couple held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki, while their white wedding was held on April 26,2014 at the Armani Hotel, Dubai.
In 2015, Tiwa gave birth to her first child with Tee Billz. However, in 2016 the singer announced the crash of her marriage as she accused her husband of financial recklessness, drug addiction and abandonment.

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Burna Boy Drinks From Grammy Award Plaque

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It is no news that Burna Boy was nominated by the organisers of the grammy awards event and won the award with his popular album Twice As Tall. The award remains a highlight for all the nominations, awards won and every other achievement so far in his musical career.
The self acclaimed African Giant was out clubbing with friends over the weekend and made sure to take along his grammy award plague. In the viral video which surfaced on the internet, the kilometer singer was seen in the club in the company of friends as they celebrated his taking receipt of his grammy win.
In the course of their celebration Odogwu held out the gold plague as champaign was poured into it after which he drank the entire content. The video has gone viral and got social media users talking and expressing diverse opinions, while a popular boy has criticised the Afro fusion singer for taking his plague to a club, noting he and his plague have begun a nation wide tour and may visit all the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Social media users have become defence ministers for Burna Boy and they have slammed the blog while hailing the artite, noting the grammy win was well deserved and he can celebrate and do whatever makes him happy with his plague.
Dansonko said: “Celebrate your wins, you worked for it, you deserve it and no one can tell you otherwise.

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Alibaba, Banky W, Others Attend Wizkid’s Debut Album’s 10th Anniversary

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On June 12, 2021, Grammy Award winning music star, Wizkid celebrated the 10th anniversary of his debut album, ‘Super Star’. In a documentary shared on Wizkid’s insa stories, industry giants like Bankyw, Alibaba, Femi Kuti, Basket Mouth and others took turns to speak on the 30-year-old singers evolution since his successful debut.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of the album under BankyW’s Eme, Wizkid released a docu-series titled. “A super star’ made in Lagos on his you tube page and shared across his social media handles.
Speaking in the docu-series, wizkid reflects on his childhood, recalling his early days in Surelere and being the last child of his parents. Wizkid took time to share his experience in BankyW’s Enyire Maths Entertainment (EME) which signed him and released the album.
“Getting signed to Bankyw was one of the amazing things that happened to me, it was just an amazing moment for me, it changed my life,” Wizkid said.

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