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Davido’s ‘Timeless’ wins AFRIMMA 2023 ‘Album of the Year’

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Nigerian award-winning artiste, David ‘DavidO’ Adeleke’s, fourth studio album, “Timeless,” has been honored with the prestigious title of ‘Album of the Year‘ at the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMAs) 2023. This monumental win marks a remarkable milestone for the talented artist and his extraordinary body of work.

“Timeless” a musical masterpiece released on March 31st, 2023, boasts a collection of 17 captivating tracks. This album, a collaborative effort between Davido Music Worldwide, Columbia Records, and Sony Music Entertainment, has made an indelible mark in the music industry.

Davido’s ‘Timeless’ faced tough competition from outstanding albums such as Asake’s ‘Work of Art,’ Stonebowoy’s ‘5th Dimension,’ Omah Lay’s ‘Boy Alone Deluxe,’ Amaarae’s ‘Fountain Baby,’ among others. However, it emerged victorious, standing tall as the ‘Album of the Year.’

The 10th edition of AFRIMMA was a grand celebration of African music, taking place on the night of September 17th at the prestigious Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. It was an evening filled with talent, creativity, and musical excellence.

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For Davido, this award is a testament to the resounding success of ‘Timeless.’ Shortly after its release, the album soared to the top of the African charts on iTunes and reached an impressive second position on the US Apple Music Albums chart. It is a reflection of the global impact and appeal of Davido’s music.

The African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMAs) serve as a platform to recognize and reward exceptional musical talent from across the African continent. This annual ceremony embraces a wide range of musical genres, including Afrobeats, Afro-Trap, Highlife, Assiko, Bongo, Genge, Kwaito, Soukous, Coupé décalé, and Lingala. It is a testament to the diverse and rich musical landscape of Africa.

Davido’s ‘Timeless’ has undoubtedly left an indelible mark in the music world, and this AFRIMMA ‘Album of the Year’ award is a well-deserved acknowledgment of his outstanding contribution to African music.

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Junior Pope: Ini Edo mourns, calls for reforms in Nollywood

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Nollywood actress Ini Edo has responded to the tragic death of her colleague, Junior Pope Odonwodo, famously known as Junior Pope, who lost his life in a river while filming a movie.

Expressing her anger, Ini criticized the inadequate structure of the industry, which she believes was responsible for to such tragedies.

She mourned the loss of the actor and emphasized that his death should serve as a wake-up call for the implementation of proper regulations and structures to ensure safety during productions.

Ini trolled her colleague, Adanma Luke, who produced movie, urging those who are not qualified for such roles to refrain from undertaking them due to the negligence that can result.

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The actress, who is also a mother, described Junior Pope’s death as a sacrifice that should prompt significant changes within the industry.

She stressed the need for a comprehensive overhaul of the system, with the implementation of practical rules and regulations to address emergencies and safeguard everyone involved.

Reflecting on the untimely loss of Junior Pope, she lamented the departure of the “good ones” and expressed deep sorrow over his death.

“Jnr Pope did not have to sacrifice his life for nollywood to realize the need for a long and much needed regulatory structure that would safeguard an entire production . Yes .. every one is a producer now and all are guilty of negligence of some sort.. and this has to stop. This is one sacrifice too many and must count for something … The system has to undergo a total overhaul with practical rules and regulations that caters to everyone in cases of emergencies…. I will never understand why the good ones go so soon‍♀️

Rest on brother … This one cuts really deep.”

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My rise to stardom was not “overnight success” – Asake

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Afrobeats star Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, has said that it is difficult to get a job in Nigeria with tattoos.

The artist, who has a neck tattoo, said he couldn’t work for any company or do business because of the stereotypes about tattoos in Nigeria.

Asake, who featured in the latest issue of GQ magazine, said: “In Nigeria, if you have a tattoo on your neck, you can’t work anywhere. I can’t work for any company. I can’t sell anything.”

He also spoke about his “sudden stardom,” stressing that his rise in the music industry was not an “overnight success” as it seems.

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“You have to understand: I got there in two years, but I’ve been working for years. People are counting the days you’re successful. They don’t count the days you’ve been working towards it. Nobody gives a fvck about that,” Asake said.

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Why I couldn’t continue with Jonzing World – Ruger on fallout with D’Prince’s label

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Nigerian Dancehall sensation Michael Adebayo Olayinka popularly known as Ruger, has revealed why he parted ways with Jonzing World, a label owned by D’Prince.

Ruger, said he appreciates that his former record label brought him to the limelight, but he could not renew his contract because the label did not push his brand as much as he wanted to be pushed.

He accused his former record label boss, D’Prince, of abandoning him and using his music earnings to hunt for new talents.

Ranting in a series of posts on X on Thursday, Ruger said he has more to say but scared that he might get stabbed if he divulged more about the record label.

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He wrote, “As much as I’m very appreciative of the fact that Jonzing world introduced me to the world, I just couldn’t continue with them because they got too comfortable with the money they were making from me and couldn’t push me further as I wanted to be pushed. Was supposed to renegotiate the contract but I couldn’t imagine 5 years more without action.

As much as I’m very appreciative of the fact that Jonzing world introduced me to the world, I just couldn’t continue with them because they got too comfortable with the money they were making from me and couldn’t push me further as I wanted to be pushed. Was supposed to…

“Dey use my money Dey fund new artist, leaving me in the dark, not being transparent. I just laugh. How e be now?

I complained, I got angry, some people tell me say no be so dem Dey do things. I still go back HQ go collect fake hugs and handshakes. Nothing still change. I wan mad

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