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What if these Nigerian musicians were your classmates in secondary school?

Think of this as your yearbook if you were a member of the Class of 2022. These are the traits of the classmates you have. Let’s go!😂

Portable

The class’s huckster. He always has rips in his uniform from fights. On his head is a lapalapa. Teachers do not make an effort to make sure he knows what they are saying. They already know he won’t listen.

Tiwa Savage

tiwa savage
tiwa savage

She is the class’s hottie. Boys in your class that smell bad don’t even bother to approach her. She only hangs out with senior boys. Her attire? always spotless.

Burna Boy

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burna boy

His parents are wealthy, and he previously attended school abroad, but as a punishment, he is now back in Nigeria. He is now the privileged kid in the class who avoids all other students. He can’t tolerate Portable, and everyone else smells.

Tope Alabi

Give your life to Christ is what she has written on her desk. She leads the group in praise and worship each morning as the chapel prefect. She takes the lead and responds to queries as though it were a contest. In CRK, she has never received anything less than an A. She’s the only member in your group whose uniform wasn’t slim-fit.

Ayra Starr

ayra starr
ayra starr

Prefect of society. She literally puts forth good vibrations. There is never a dull moment with her.

Teni

She is mean. She is feared not only by juniors, but also by the boys in her class. She always occupies the last seat in the group. She also takes her phone to class.

Rema

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rema

Rema is only interested in going to English class because he loves the teacher. You know if you know, right?

Dwin the Stoic

He knows how to sing and makes it his entire personality, which has helped him win every talent competition since JSS 1. Swag? None. Babes? He’s been friendzoned by everyone. But he can sing, at least.

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Wizkid joins Burna Boy as the only African artist to do this.

It’s wonderful to see the duo continue to set the bar high for other contemporary African artists.

Wizkid, a legendary heavyweight singer from Nigeria, has partnered Burna Boy in producing another epic moment in the annals of African music.

Burna Boy, a Grammy-winning singer and performer, sold out his “One Night in Space event” at Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday, April 28, 2022, making it a historic accomplishment for African and Nigerian music.

Read also: Timaya Explains Why He Isn’t Interested In Getting Married

After accomplishing that feat, Wizkid, an Afrobeats artist, joined him on top of the podium yesterday, November 16, 2022, to sell out the arena’s 20,789 seats, making them the only Nigerian and African artists to have done so.

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Burna Boy takes home the Best African Act honor at the MTV EMAs in 2022.

At the 2022 MTV EMAs, popular Nigerian musician Burna Boy takes home the Best African Act honor.

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burna boy

The award ceremony was held on November 13th, 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany. DJ Spinall, a disc jockey, was one of the performers at the occasion.

The category in which Burna Boy was nominated alongside Ayra Starr, Black Sheriff, Tems, Zuchu, and Musa Keyz was won by Burna Boy.

Tems, however, was defeated by Seventeen for the Best New Act award.

Check out the full list of the winners …

Best song

Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”

Harry Styles – “As It Was”

Jack Harlow – “First Class”

Lizzo – “About Damn Time”

WINNER: Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”

Rosalía – “Despechá”

Best video

BLACKPINK – “Pink Venom”

Doja Cat – “Woman”

Harry Styles – “As It Was”

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”

Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”

WINNER: Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”

Best artist

Adele

Beyoncé

Harry Styles

Nicki Minaj

Rosalía

WINNER: Taylor Swift

Best new

Baby Keem

Dove Cameron

Gayle

WINNER: Seventeen

Stephen Sanchez

Tems

Best Collaboration

Bad Bunny, Chencho Corleone – “Me Porto Bonito”

WINNER: David Guetta & Bebe Rexha – “I’m Good (Blue)”

DJ Khaled ft. Drake & Lil Baby – “Staying Alive”

Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa – “Sweetest Pie”

Post Malone with Doja Cat – “I Like You (A Happier Song)”

Shakira, Rauw Alejandro – “Te Felicito”

Tiësto & Ava Max – “The Motto”

Best live

Coldplay

Ed Sheeran

WINNER: Harry Styles

Kendrick Lamar

Lady Gaga

The Weeknd

Best pop

Billie Eilish

Doja Cat

Ed Sheeran

Harry Styles

Lizzo

WINNER: Taylor Swift

Best K-pop

BLACKPINK

BTS

Itzy

WINNER: Lisa

Seventeen

Twice

Best Latin

WINNER: Anitta

Bad Bunny

Becky G

J Balvin

Rosalía

Shakira

Best electronic

Calvin Harris

WINNER: David Guetta

DJ Snake

Marshmello

Swedish House Mafia

Tiësto

Best hip hop

Drake

Future

Jack Harlow

Kendrick Lamar

Lil Baby

Megan Thee Stallion

WINNER: Nicki Minaj

Best rock

Foo Fighters

Liam Gallagher

Måneskin

WINNER: Muse

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Killers

Best alternative

WINNER: Gorillaz

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At The Disco

Tame Impala

Twenty One Pilots

Yungblud

Best R&B

WINNER: Chlöe

Givēon

H.E.R.

Khalid

Summer Walker

SZA

Best long-form video

Foo Fighters – “Studio 666”

Rosalía – “Motomami” (Rosalía TikTok live performance)

Stormzy – “Mel Made Me Do It”

Taylor Hawkins tribute concert, Wembley Stadium, London

WINNER: Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”

Video for good

Ed Sheeran – “2step” (feat. Lil Baby)

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”

Latto – “P*ssy”

Lizzo – “About Damn Time”

WINNER: Sam Smith – “Unholy” (feat. Kim Petras)

Stromae – “Fils de joie”

Biggest fans

BLACKPINK

WINNER: BTS

Harry Styles

Lady Gaga

Nicki Minaj

Taylor Swift

Best push

Nessa Barrett

WINNER: Seventeen

Mae Muller

Gayle

Shenseea

Omar Apollo

Wet Leg

Muni Long

Doechii

Saucy Santana

Stephen Sanchez

JVKE

Best Metaverse performance

WINNER: BLACKPINK The Virtual | PUBG

BTS | Minecraft

Charli XCX | Roblox

Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience | Wave

Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience | Roblox

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Burna Kid’s ex-girlfriend Stefflon Don criticizes him for “claiming to be a man but is just a mummy’s boy” (Video)

British artist Stefflon Don, who was Burna Boy’s ex-girlfriend, has criticized a guy who pose as men but are really just mama’s boys.

The two ex-lovers split up last year, and ever since then, they have been making subtle jabs at one another.

Burna Boy and his mother, Mrs. Bose Ogulu, who also serves as his manager, are very close and frequently spotted together at his performances and other public events.

Stefflon Don chose to mock men who pose as men but are really just their mothers’ boys in a video she posted on her TikTok account.

Burna Boy also replied in his ig story by saying move on.

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UNDISPUTED!!! Burna Boy is the first and only act from Africa to do this.

Burna Boy became the first and only African musician to accomplish a new achievement, continuing his streak of record-breaking on the international stage.

Burna Boy, a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, just accomplished something that has never before been done in African music. The entertainment portal 626blaze is always lauding the enormous successes of afrobeats around the world.

The great singer that never gets tired of placing Africa and the afrobeats sound on the map established a new record with the gold RIAA certification received by ‘Last Last.’

‘Last Last’ has currently sold over 500,000 units in the US alone, and it is the third solo song by the singer to reach this record. Burna Boy receives the RIAA gold certification for his solo tracks “Last Last,” “On The Low,” and “Ye,” making him the first and only African musician to do so.

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A number of the biggest music markets in the world have certified “Last Last.” Additionally, it is certified as gold in France after selling more than 100,000 pieces, platinum in Canada after selling more than 80,000 units, and gold in the UK after selling more than 400,000 units.

Congratulations to the real-life African Giant!

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Burna Boy, Rema, Tems, CKay, and Other Artists on the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Album (Listen Here)

Released through Roc Nation Records/Def Jam Recordings/Hollywood Records is the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By soundtrack, which was created by Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis, and Dave Jordan. The American premiere of Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which was produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, takes place on November 11, 2022.

Lift Me Up, the lead single from Rihanna, made history by becoming the most added song in U.S. radio history. It also attracted the biggest single-day audience and the most spins ever.

Over 40 international artists recorded songs for The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By soundtrack in Lagos, Nigeria, Mexico City, London, and Los Angeles. Rihanna, Burna Boy, Rema, Tems, Fireboy DML, OG DAYV, Future, CKay, PinkPantheress, E-40, and many more are among the featured musicians.

The score and the original songs on the soundtrack were written and produced by Oscar, Grammy, and two Emmy winner Ludwig Göransson. He was particularly prepared to oversee all sections of the soundscape due to his significant experience working as a producer of musicians (Childish Gambino, Adele, Haim, Justin Timberlake), as well as scoring movies and TV shows (Black Panther, Creed, The Mandalorian).

Coogler and Göransson set out to create an avant-garde soundscape for their fourth film project, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, where Göransson claims, “The songs and score are one.” With Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the two artists finally brought their long-discussed method to life. They had been talking about it ever since they were students at the USC Film School.

Over 2500 hours were spent by Göransson in what turned out to be a major labor of love, involving six studios, three continents, and five different countries. The audience will hear more than 250 musicians, two orchestras, two choirs, and more than 40 vocalists throughout the entire movie.

Recording sessions were organized in Lagos, Nigeria, Mexico City, and Abbey Road Studios in London because the plot is influenced by Mesoamerican and Nigerian traditions. Producers collaborated with well-known musicians from Lagos, including Tems, who is now a center for musical creativity. The soundtrack also includes work from up-and-coming rappers and musicians from Mexico City, such as the Mayan-only rapper Pat Boy.

To investigate and examine Mayan music, Göransson collaborated closely with music archeologist Alejandro Rojas while in Mexico City. The soundscape’s composition included instruments from Mesoamerican and Nigerian civilizations.

Listen to the album here:

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Black Sherif joins Burna Boy as he announces an endorsement deal.

Black Sherif is on the rise after announcing a brand-new sponsorship agreement, making him the second African artist to do so after Burna Boy. Learn about the company for which Blacko is currently an ambassador in this tale.

Exciting young Ghanaian rapper Black Sherif just announced his first-ever brand partnership with international payment platform Chipper Cash, joining Burna Boy as the company’s second African ambassador.

Using a video campaign that showed him receiving a financial transfer from Burna Boy while playing basketball, Black Sherif announced the news on his Twitter account. “Happy to be part of the chipper family!!” were the words Black Sherif used when posting the video.

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Does Burna Boy and Wizkid have a beef?

The internet is heating up as Burna Boy uses his Instagram story to post a message that may or may not be directed at Wizkid about his financial standing and standards. Details in our story below, in full.

Wizkid’s early morning speech may or may not be in line with Burna Boy, a Nigerian megastar, who just released a fresh declaration outlining his standards and value for money.

Burna Boy, known for his online outbursts, shared a new memo with the world via his Instagram story, teasing that he was too wealthy for some conversations. This prompted speculation, which has since picked up steam. The artist declared: “If you didn’t earn $100M this year, I can’t talk money with you. Just take a seat and smoke a BRKFST.”

It’s interesting that Wizkid’s Sunday morning Snapchat rouser, “I can quit touching the mic today and y’all lil niggas still can’t touch the wealth! Even if you beg ur dad and mom for help #morelovelessego #everybody’s daddy,” comes right after this remark.

Additionally, immediately after Burna Boy made his comments, Wizkid posted a mysterious comment on his Instagram story that said, “Small yansh dey shake o,” along with multiple laughing emojis.

Burna Boy and Wizkid have collaborated on a number of songs, including Ginger and Ballon D’Or, and have openly expressed a positive friendship and working connection. These online subliminals appear to have cast doubt on the minds of their respective fanbases, though. We won’t stop following the story even though we can’t determine for sure if the two acts are at odds.

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Grab some tissues because the Sad Boy era of Nigerian music is here.

What exactly makes a sad song sad? Is it slow-tempo music like Darey Art Alade’s Not The Girl or lyrics about heartbreak and pain like P-Omoge Square’s Mi? You are entirely correct if you said both.

Although it’s nothing new for men to make sad boy music, there’s something particularly depressing about 2022’s releases that’s also really danceable.

Burna Boy

Burna Boy

“E don cast,” This year, the Burna Boy song “Last last, na everybody go chop breakfast” has been played at sold-out concerts as well as weddings. Last Last is a song that has become everyone’s obsession and is similar to his 2018 hit, Ye. But in reality, we’ve turned two of Odogwu’s darkest eras into dance music performed while smoking shisha and red cups.

According to rumors, Last Last mentions two incidents: Burna Boy’s breakup with British rapper Stefflon Don (“Maybe another time, maybe another life, you’d be wife, and we’d do it right” and “Now, you crash your Ferrari for Lekki, Burna”) and a February 2022 accident. It could have been everywhere, only a minor thing remains. For this song, Burna Boy went into his vulnerable side, taking a break from his ego-driven successes, and it definitely paid off.

However, Love Damini, his latest album, contains more depressing music than Last Last. Burna worries if anything he accomplishes on It’s Plenty will ever be enough despite the deceptive dance beat. How Bad Could It Be? contains lyrics about his battles with mental health and getting out of a bad place. In addition, he fully embraces self-doubt on the album’s outro, Love Damini, where he discusses his anger management problems and his lack of communication with the people in his life.

Love Damini, Burna’s latest album, may be his most intimate work to date. It is also the song that gave rise to the sad boy movement in music this year.

Omah Lay

Omah Lay

Omah Lay’s music is one thing we haven’t forgotten about since the Covid-19-induced lockdown of 2020, unlike preparing banana bread and donning masks.

Omah Lay became well-known in the same year when singers like Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, and Burna Boy all released albums that would define their careers thanks to his Get Layd EP and singles, Bad Influence and Damn, which had a fresh trap and R&B-influenced sound. Although his EP showed a musician who was genuinely in touch with his emotions, it wasn’t until 2021’s Understand, which contained lyrics like, “I thought we in this together. Please accept my necklace charm. Give you my last card; you’re on your own. It got real when he said, “I show you my best friend, you friend am.

When Omah Lay’s debut album, Boy Alone (omo, even the title tells it all), was released, it was obvious he had entered a full emo period.

Omah Lay tries to convince himself that he was created for stardom in the album’s first tune, Recognize. The central theme of I’m a Mess is the use of alcohol as a means of escaping loneliness and imposter syndrome. Omah Lay has experienced heartache, loss, and redemption by the time Purple Song, the album’s closing track, begins to play.

More melancholy boy music is necessary.

I enjoyed these albums and respected the musicians’ choice to be as open-minded as possible because I thrive on melancholy music. It’s like reading entries from their journals when you listen to these tunes.

I’m hoping for more sad boy music as 2022 comes to a conclusion. I’m not a masochist, no. No matter how gloomy they may be, I simply adore being in my feelings.

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At Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show 2022, Burna Boy will perform.

One of the performers that would take the stage in front of the audience at Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show is revealed to be Burna Boy.

Burna Boy has been named and confirmed as one of the four headline acts who will grace the stage at the fourth edition of Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show, which is slated to take place on the 9th of November 2022.

The fourth episode of the fashion show will be broadcast on Amazon Prime. This is a big deal because Burna will be representing Nigeria on such a big stage as both a performer and a guest.

Additionally confirmed special guests for the program include Angela Aguilar, Avani Gregg, Bella Poarch, Cara Delevingne, Damson Idris, Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Kornbread, Lara Stone, Lilly Singh, Marsai Martin, Precious Lee, Rickey Thompson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Simu Liu, Taraji P. Henson, Taylour Paige, Winston Duke, Zach Miko, and more