Nigerian Afrobeats maestro Kizz Daniel has made history on Boomplay by becoming the first artist to reach 300 million streams on the platform.
This feat makes Kizz Daniel the most streamed artist on Africa’s leading music streaming platform. The announcement was made on Wednesday 13th July 2022 on Boomplay’s social media accounts.
This sensational feat is a testament to Kizz Daniel’s fame and acceptance across different demographics. It also captures the impressive increase in streaming culture in Nigeria which is a positive for stakeholders in the Nigerian music industry.
Kizz Daniel is enjoying a stellar 2022 with his collaboration with Tekno ‘Buga’ enjoying huge domestic and international success. The sensational singer is currently on a 10-city tour of the United States and fans have turned out impressively for his shows. And with talks of an album on the way, Kizz Daniel is likely to retain his crown as the king of Boomplay.
Big Brother Naija 2022 Kicks Off, July 23, 24
On Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, the most watched Nigerian reality TV show, Big Brother Naija will kick off for a seventh edition. The show would get fascinated Nigerians talking again and produce the next coterie of superstars before they are put aside for another set of reality stars, then the cycle continues.
While the reality show has given former contestants the opportunity of a lifetime to see beautiful cities across the globe and travel beyond the shore of Nigeria, more-often-than-not, once the buzz dies, they are left to fend for themselves and rediscover their steps.
Should a prospective reality star go into the house without a proper plan for himself or herself once the show comes to a conclusion, they would be back to square one.
The pampering and fending in Big Brother’s House is only for two-three months, then the media team of the reality show takes care of their image and publicity for the next calendar year before they are allowed to dip their feet into the sea immediately after the reunion show of that season comes to a conclusion.
Once they are back to reality, they have to begin to struggle for endorsement deals, creating a more resourceful career path and becoming a person of value which was their initial aim and objective prior to heading into Big Brother’s House. However, they get lost in the excitement of being talked about for several weeks then fade away into obscurity.
It’s barely a year since WhiteMoney emerged winner of the 2021 Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eyes edition, albeit, his music career is yet to take off. Life outside the ‘kitchen’ is a different reality, when the fans are no longer watching, it is onerous to carve a career for oneself.
Also, she has continued to remain relevant on social media due to her value. Should she be able to evolve, she would attain her utmost potential.
Meanwhile, housemates such as JayPaul, Arin, Tega Dominic, Beatrice, Adeniyi Lawai, to name a few have been unable to carve a niche for themselves. As a matter of fact, they fizzled out prior to the conclusion of the show. Moreover, they had no storylines during the recently concluded BBNaija Shine Ya Eyes show; collectively, the show was weak.
This is why you do not enter the Big Brother competition with a ‘dream’, most times, it ends up being a ‘pipe dream’. The winner of the 2020 BBNaija Lockdown edition, Laycon showed the world what he was made of with his content and strategy.
Nobody saw him coming, he delivered a gauntlet attack on Nigerians. Gave Nigerians and viewers across the globe a fascinating show on television, then his music projects did the magic outside of the house.
In 2020, you could not escape Laycon. He was everywhere and won the show by a fine margin. The prospective housemates should learn from him, going into the competition means you are building on a foundation you already designed for yourself, your team and most importantly, the brand
Alot of reality stars go into the competition with a ‘vague dream’, abstract to say the least, then they are surprised when nobody buys into their agenda or ploy.
What prospective housemates need to know?
On Saturday, July 23, Nigerians will be introduced to a new set of reality stars. The number of housemates is yet to be confirmed, however, by Sunday night viewers would become more familiar with the direction of the new sea
Sensational Bamidele, Others Perform At Rivers United FC’s Reception In PH
It was an exciting moment for players of Rivers United FC, as the Rivers State Governor Chief Nyesom Wike announced $20, 000 largesse and two weeks trip to Madrid to members of the team at the , Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday.
This follows their(team’s) victory as they emerged Champions of the 2022 Nigeria Premier League (NPL) Champions and winning the Continental ticket for the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) competition.
The occasion witnessed entertainment by Sensational Bamidele and the Abara Cultural Group of Bonny with their colourful performance.
Wike who rewarded the players during a grand reception commended the team for their outstanding performance and commitment to their chosen career.
According to him, the trp to Madrid would further prepare the players for the task ahead, saying that winning the league is good but there is a bigger challenge ahead of them which they must double their efforts to achieve.
“ The government is ready to give its full Support and the necessary motivation to enable them achieve the desired results when the chips are down,” he added.
Earlier, the state Commissioner for Sports, Barr. Christopher Green had said that Rivers United has broken records by winning the highest goal scorer award and best Coach of the season, saying that the victory is possible due to the support and motivation given to the team by the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike.
By: Nancy Briggs
Music Artiste Decries Rate Of Nudity In Videos
A female gospel musician and Nollywood artiste, Paula Mbah, has decried the rate of nudity among video vixens in musical videos lately.
The artiste spoke with newsmen on the occasion of her birthday in Lagos.
Mbah said that a little more modesty could be applied as too much show-off makes the content less admired.
“A woman who makes a nude or revealing outfit appearance in a musical video is not more attractive than one who is fully dressed.
“To me, sexuality is determined by the mind. There is this drive to want to be the most admired in the industry or rather most desired to sell a video.
“These desperate male artistes or vixens do not care so much about the moral effect and this is what has pushed nudity up the bar in the entertainment industry amongst females.
“The image of the music industry at large especially in our country, Nigeria, was envisaged as entertainment norms, but in recent times they have more nudity to showcase than talent and content,” she said.
The actress said that the world was evolving and technology was taking over, which allowed western norms take over the industry.
“We have accepted western hip-hop music and it doesn’t look like it is leaving anytime soon.
“Nudity in our country Nigeria is not seen as nudity in the western world, rather, a cultural display of the body art.
“So, if we as Nigerians choose their pattern of music and form, choosing not to dress like them would be hypocrisy to an extent.
“The morals and discipline that religious centres and schools alongside family background prefer, should be able to imbibe modesty in our girls, to always remember who they are,” she said.
According to the gospel artist, who has a multi-track album, ‘Gwaran Pharaoh”, with the look of things, social media and its likes have built a force for our children today.
Speaking on some of the challenges in the movie industry, Mbah noted that producers preferred using known or popular faces than the up and coming artistes.
“Most times, producers and directors are more interested in using popular or well known faces instead of trying new artistes and bringing out the potential in them.
“Another challenge is that the payment is very little and welfare will be nothing to write home about, while so disheartening is that accommodation most times is strictly for ‘Stars’,” she said.
Mbah has featured in movies including: Sweet Face by Adora Udeh, Fast Lane by Teco Benson, Love is Yellow, Ezege Chief, Umuada Omegbu and Wedding Party.
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