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Nigerian Celebrities condemn Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

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2Baba, Banky W, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Toke Makinwa, Iyabo Ojo, among other Nigerian celebrities have condemned the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa.

In some viral videos, shops and properties owned by Nigerians in South Africa have been burnt and looted.

Toke Makinwa

The media personality took to Instagram expressing how heartbroken she is by the attacks.

We are all Africans, this is such a huge blow, it’s like we take 10 steps forward and 50 back. We have come so far from the dark ages yet we kill each other, just hearing about the Xenophobic attack in South Africa and my heart is broken, I cannot even begin to watch the gruesome videos, why?

Why so much hate in the world? Why do we compete so much it becomes less healthy and more evil, what exactly is the point to all the killing? I love the people of South Africa, I know so many hardworking South Africans and you all have shown me love and so I implore you all to stand up for what is right.

We all cannot continue in silence, if hate lingers nobody wins. Our doors have been nothing but welcoming to you all, we have so many South Africans living and working here, we make music together, promote our fashion to the rest of the world explore both cultures. Now let’s come together to fight this evil in our midst. We are all Africans, a win for us is for us to the world. United. This is so sad, so disturbing, so painful. One Love

Banky W wrote on Twitter:

The #Xenophobia attacks by some South Africans against Nigerians and other foreign Nationals are completely heartbreaking. Sad to see people that suffered through decades of apartheid, violence and hatred, now turning around to do the same/worse to others.

The people that South Africans look up to should PLEASE speak up and denounce #Xenophobia. The Government, business people, athletes, artists, media personalities, and even the average citizens have a responsibility to stand up for justice the way the world stood up for SA

This is not the SA that Mandela fought and sacrificed for. This is not the SA that a lot of us have come to know and love. I just watched a video of a man burnt alive in front of a crowd. It’s sick, and heartbreaking. “Hell must be empty because all the demons are here”. Sigh

Africa’s problem is AFRICANS. Some in Government, some in the general population.. but Africa’s problem is Africans. I keep pushing for the day that the rest of us will rise to become our solution. May God help us. And may we realize that Heaven helps those who help themselves.

Iyabo Ojo

The actress took to her instagram has she joined the online campaign condemning the Xenophobic attacks.

Abeg what is our government doing about the recent killings of Nigerians in South Africa???? why now!! Africans killing each other this is very sad. just saw the video of how they burnt a Nigerian alive couldn’t post the video @muhammadubuhari@profosinbajo
#GeoffreyOnyeama Pls do something fast.

Daddy Freeze

On-air personality, Daddy Freeze has sworn never to travel to SA again.

After seeing the pictures and videos, I have made up my mind! Personally, I have boycotted South Africa and gradually I’m boycotting all South African products. I won’t enrich a nation that treats my brothers and sisters like animals.

2Baba

The singer condemned the attack on his Twitter and Instagram page.

President muhamadu Buhari, senetors,governors,traditional rulers,ministers,prominent nigerians,inspector generals,PDP/APC.This is becoming too shameful.How can we have no dignity in our polity. Nigerians are being killed home and abroad and its all politics as usual. Shame.

Adesua Etomi-Wellington wrote on her Instagram page:

I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch the videos from the recent attacks against Nigerians by some South Africans.
My heart can’t take it.
My mind can’t fathom how you kill another human being based on their nationality.
My mind can’t fathom how the people that spent years oppressed have become the oppressors.
Businesses burnt down, lives lost.
The people that have died as a result of Xenophobia, whether past or present, were not only sons, daughters, friends, mothers, fathers etc….they were human beings like you and I and their only crime was their nationality.
This isn’t the South Africa that Mandela fought for.
Let’s use our voices and let’s speak against this. We are all members of the same body.
We must do better.
It is my hope that people of influence in South Africa rise up and speak against all that is happening.
Evil only prevails when good men do nothing.
May the souls of the departed, rest in peace and may the lord replenish all that has been lost.
We must…now more than ever…lead with Love.
Ps. It is the responsibility of EVERY SINGLE AFRICAN to speak out about Xenophobia. Not just a select few. There is power in numbers.

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Headies Award Nominees 2019

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Hello Everyone,
Organizers of Africa’s biggest entertainment Award; The Headies have just released the nominee’s list for it’s 13th edition.
Top Nigerian Artistes battles themselves in different category and it seems Headies of this Year will be the most interesting edition ever.
See the full list of nominee below:-

1. BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR
A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artiste or group in the year under review.

1. Adekunle Gold – Ire
2. Heal D World – Patoranking
3. Olanrewaju – Brymo
4. Uyo Meyo – Teni
5. Ye – Burna Boy

2. BEST POP SINGLE
A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group).

1. ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy
2. ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
4. ‘Case’ – Teni
5. ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML
6. ‘Baby’ – Joeboy

3. PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

1. Phantom – ‘Ye’ by Burna Boy
2. Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema
3. Spellz – ‘Askamaya’ by Teni
4. Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy ft Duncan Mighty and Wizkid
5. Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy ft Zlatan

4. BEST RAP ALBUM
A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

1. ‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz
2. ‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon
3. ‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga
4. ‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp

5. BEST R&B/ POP ALBUM
A category for the best r&b/pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

1. ‘rare.’ – Odunsi (The Engine)
2. ‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
3. ‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel
4. ‘Mayor of Lagos’ – Mayorkun
5. ‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold

6. BEST MUSIC VIDEO
A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

1. ‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters
2. ‘Available’ (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters
3. ‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films
4. ‘Talk’ (Falz) – Prodigeezy
5. ‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor

7. BEST R&B SINGLE
A category for the best r&b single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

1. ‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE
2. ‘Serenade’ – Funbi
3. ‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni
4. ‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld
5. ‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay ft. Runtown

8. BEST COLLABO
A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

1. ‘Like’ – Reekado Banks Ft. Tiwa Savage, Fiokee
2. ‘One Ticket’ Kiss Daniel ft. Davido
3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
4. ‘Killin’ Dem – Burna Boy Ft. Zlatan
5. ‘Amaka’ – 2baba Ft. Peruzzi

9. BEST RAP SINGLE
A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

1. ‘Talk’ – Falz
2. ‘We Don’t Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce
3. ‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss ft. Olamide
4. ‘Sacrifice’ – Payper Corleone Ft. Alpha Ojini
5. ‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

10. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (MALE)
A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

1. Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’
2. Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’
3. Nonso Bassey – ‘411’
4. Funbi – ‘Serenade’
5. Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’

11. BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

1. GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’
2. Waje – ‘Udue’
3. Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’
4. Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’
5. Falana – ‘Repeat’

12. NEXT RATED
This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.

1. Rema
2. Joeboy
3. Fireboy DML
4. Victor AD
5. Lyta
6. Zlatan

13. HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION
A voting category for the best new artiste with a debut album adjudged to be outstanding in terms of artistic quality and impact within the year under review.

1. Odunsi
2. Mayorkun
3. Wurld
4. Humblesmith

14. LYRICIST ON THE ROLL
A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

1. Ycee – ‘Balance’
2. Boogey – ‘Implode’
3. Paybac – ‘Implode’
4. Ghost – ‘Crown’
5. Tec – ‘Crown’
6. AQ – ‘Crown’

15. BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE
A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

1. Erigga – ‘Motivation’
2. Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’
3. Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’
4. Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’
5. Lyta – ‘Time’

16. BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG
A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

1. ‘Cash’ – Lady Donli
2. ‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems
3. ‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille
4. ‘Heya’ – Brymo
5. ‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold

17. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition and impact).

1. ‘About 30’ – Adekunle Gold
2. ‘Outside’ – Burna Boy
3. ‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz
4. ‘No Bad Songz’ – Kizz Daniel

18. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste in the year under review.

1. Burna Boy
2. Wizkid
3. Davido
4. Tiwa Savage
5. Falz

19. SONG OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

1. ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy
2. ‘Dumebi’ – Rema
3. ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
4. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
5. ‘Case’ – Teni
6. ‘Leg work’ – Zlatan
7. ‘Baby’ – Joeboy
8. ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

20. AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION
A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigerian music scene in the year under review.

1. Master Kg – Skeleton Moves (South Africa)
2. Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) (Ivory Coast)
3. Sauti Sol – Melanin (Kenya)
4. King Promise – CCTV (Ghana)
5. DJ Maphoriza – Iwalk Ye Phara (South Africa)

21. HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE
A voting category to award the fan’s favorite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

1. Mr Eazi
2. Burna Boy
3. Teni
4. Fireboy DML
5. Rema
6. Joe Boy
7. Wizkid
8. Davido

22. BEST PERFORMER
A non-voting category for the artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualized and executed in the year under review with consideration of live performances.

1. Falz
2. Tiwa Savage
3. Brymo
4. Yemi Alade
5. Adekunle Gold

23. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.

1. Crayon
2. Buju
3. Barry Jhay
4. Oxlade

That’s the Nominees list for the Headies 2019.

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China’s Mission To Mars 2021

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China has released the first picture of a spacecraft that has been developed to reach Mars.
Beijing aims to land the explorer on the Red Planet in less than two years to celebrate the centenary of the ruling Communist Party.
A picture of the explorer, called ‘Mars 1’, was published today by the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), Beijing’s main space manufacturer.

The craft is seen partially covered by golden sheets while a banner at the front suggests the craft was undergoing its last tests. Four workers are seen working around the explorer.
All teams are now ready for the launch of the probe, which is scheduled to take place next year, the scientist revealed.

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Toll on Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge to become fully electronic — Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu

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Photo Credit: Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that collection of toll, on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge will go fully electronic in a few weeks time.

The Governor revealed this on Friday, 6 September, while giving an account of his activities in the first 100 days in office.

The Lagos State Government, posted the video of his statement via their twitter account.

Babajide Sanwo-olu clarified that the purpose of employing the cashless policy on the Lekki-Ikoyi toll bridge is to reduce the traffic caused by queues of motorists seeking to pay the toll fare.

Watch the video:

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