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Tems Denies ATL Jacob’s claims of refusing to clear “wait for u” sample for Drake

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Nigerian singer-songwriter, Tems, has vehemently denied ATL Jacob’s recent claims that she initially refused to clear the prominent sample of her song “Higher” for Drake’s chart-topping hit, “Wait For U.”

In a clip from The Baller Alert Show shared on social media, producer ATL Jacob alleged that Tems initially declined to grant clearance for the sample until Future intervened and persuaded Drake to encourage her to do so. Jacob further stated that during their first meeting at the Grammys last year, where “Wait For U” earned an award, he sensed Tems’ apparent irritation towards the song.

He expressed his interest in collaborating with her but provided no details about her response to his proposal. However, Tems swiftly dismissed these claims as “a big lie” in a Tik-Tok video that has been circulating online. She also denied any knowledge of Drake’s involvement in the song.

Tems’ manager, Donawon, has also called out ATL Jacob for what they perceive as false statements regarding Future’s 2022 track. Jacob recently appeared on the Baller Alert podcast to discuss the origins of “Wait For U,” which samples a live rendition of Tems’ 2020 song performed on Genius’ Open Mic series.

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Tems and her manager are accusing ATL Jacob of repeatedly lying, claiming that the Nigerian singer-songwriter was hesitant to clear the sample for “Wait For U.” Awoniyi, Tems’ manager, reiterated their stance that the producer’s statements were untrue, stating, “We cleared the record immediately. We received no call from Drake, and there was no such conversation at the Grammys. Tems won’t respond to you, but I will address this.”

In conclusion, Tems firmly denies ATL Jacob’s assertions that she initially refused to clear the sample for “Wait For U,” featuring Drake and Future. Her manager has also refuted the producer’s claims, stating that none of the alleged interactions, such as the sample clearance refusal, Drake’s involvement, or the Grammy conversation, ever occurred. These allegations have sparked discussions on various social media platforms, with Tems and her team standing by their position and asserting the truth of the matter.

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Chike unveils third studio album ‘Son of Chike’

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Chike unveils third studio album ‘Son of Chike’

Nigerian music star Chike-Ezekpeazu Osebuka popularly known as Chike, has unveiled his third studio album titled ‘Son of Chike’.

The songwriter announced the project’s release on his social media pages on Friday.

The 12-track project follows the success of his debut album, ‘Boo of the Booless’ (2020), and his sophomore body of work, ‘The Brother’s Keeper’ (2022).

Speaking about the album, Chike described the project as a “celebration of his heritage and identity”.

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He also said the body of work adds to the legacy of music and culture passed down from previous generations.

“I am Osebuka, the son of my father, and this album symbolizes and celebrates my heritage and identity as a #SonOfChike and my new musical offspring joining the ranks of those that came before,” he wrote.

The album features tracks such as ‘Unto You’, ‘Lifetime Love’, ‘Apple’, ‘Mma’, ‘Someone’, ‘Your Loss’, ‘Not Your Daddy’, ‘One Day’, ‘Balance Am’, and ‘Man Not God’.

It also includes earlier releases like ‘Ego Oyibo’ and the hit track ‘Egwu’, featuring the late Nigerian singer Mohbad.

The music star collaborated with other notable artistes on the album, including Olamide, Qing Madi, and Ladipoe.

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Chike began his music career in 2015 with his participation in Project Fame.

He then became the first runner-up on The Voice of Nigeria in 2016.

He is currently signed to Brothers Records.

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“Make smart choices” – Tonto Dikeh offers alternatives to youths’ protest plans

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"Make smart choices" - Tonto Dikeh offers alternatives to youths' protest plans

Actress Tonto Dikeh has shared her perspective on the planned Nigerian youth protest scheduled from August 1 to 10.

While she fully acknowledges the right to protest and empathizes with the struggles stemming from the difficult economy, she believes there might be more effective ways to address the issues at hand.

Dikeh expressed her sadness over the rising cost of living, which makes it hard for citizens to manage their expenses despite working hard.

She recalled how the #EndSARS protest against police brutality in 2020 was ultimately derailed by those who caused damage, and suggested that a more constructive approach might be to form a representative group to engage directly with President Bola Tinubu.

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She wrote, “Dear fellow Nigerian youths, I understand your frustrations about our nation’s current state. The price hikes and economic pressures are tough, and many are struggling with increased costs of commuting and living. However, a nationwide protest from August 1-10, 2024, might not be the most effective method right now. This isn’t to undermine the power of protests but to suggest a more strategic approach.

“Instead of protests, I recommend forming a representative group to formally communicate with the President. This group can advocate on our behalf, request a meeting to discuss our concerns, and propose solutions. Engaging in meaningful dialogue and community development can lead to positive change and unity.

“The economic challenges affect us all, and addressing them through peaceful and diplomatic means could be more beneficial. Let’s unite and work towards a better Nigeria. I urge you to consider alternative ways to make your voices heard and to work towards a brighter future.”

She concluded with the caption: “Sometimes we can be right, but how we express ourselves matters. This is a heartfelt plea to all Nigerian youths—LET’S MAKE SMART CHOICES.”

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Cynthia Morgan blasts MAVINS over Rema’s smoking, Ayra Starr’s attire

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Popular Nigerian dancehall artiste, Cynthia Morgan has criticized MAVINS Record for their artiste Rema’s smoking habit and slammed female singer Ayra Starr for her outfit when meeting American actor Will Smith.

Morgan emphasized that life involves more than music and stage performances.

She also warned MAVINS Record about Rema’s cigar smoking, stating she would locate their office if anything happened to him.

Morgan wrote: “Meeting will smith dressed up like that? There is more to life than music and stage performances my dear @ayrastarr

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“And that Rema wey they hold cigar wey he no sabi smoke. If anything happen to that boy mavins I go find una office.”

Ayra Starr recently had dinner with Hollywood star Will Smith in Rome following her impressive performance at Coldplay’s concert.

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