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History As Burna Boy Becomes Nigeria’s First Grammy Winner

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History As Burna Boy Becomes Nigeria's First Grammy Winner

Sensational singer and performer Burna Boy has become Nigeria’s first winner of a Grammy award.

He won with his album, ‘Twice As Tall,” after a previous near-win.

The singer had missed the chance last year, after he failed to clinch the award, when he was first, but fate smiled on him as he finally clinched the prize in the Best Global Music album category at the 63rd edition.

He made history to become the first Nigerian to make music from Nigeria and win a Grammy on his second attempt.

Burna Boy’s emergence as a Grammy winner places him ahead of legendary Nigerian musicians including Juju king, King Sunny Ade, Afrobeat maestro, Femi Kuti and his half brother, Seun Kuti.

Burna Boy’s win was announced at the award ceremony, which was hosted by TV show host, Trevor Noah.

‘Twice As Tall,’ the winning album and Burna Boy’s fifth studio album, was adjudged one of the best to be recorded by the 29-year-old Nigerian-born Damini Ogulu.

The album was released on August 14, 2020 by Spaceship Entertainment, Atlantic Records and Warner Music.

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Recording sessions took place in 2020, with Burna Boy, American singer and songwriter Diddy and Burna Boy’s mum, Bose Ogulu serving as the record’s executive producers.

The album is a mixture of Afrobeat, dancehall, pop, and hip hop.

‘Twice As Tall’ was produced primarily by Telz along with production from Rexxie, Timbaland and DJDS, among others.

The album features guest appearances from Youssou N’Dour, Naughty by Nature, Sauti Sol, Chris Martin, and Stormzy. Its lead single is “Wonderful”, released on June 26, 2020.

In 2020, Burna Boy’s fourth Studio, ‘African Giant,’ had vied for the category but lost to Angelique Kidjo.

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Ex-wife Of Billionaire Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Quits Second Marriage

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Ex-wife Of Billionaire Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Quits Second Marriage

Mackenzie Scott, erstwhile wife of billionaire Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has filed for a divorce from her second husband, Dan Jewett, two years after divorcing Bezos.

New York Times reports that Scott filed a petition for divorce in the King County Superior Court in Washington State Tuesday and court records published on Thursday show Jewett did not contest the divorce.

Scott who is reputed as the world’s fourth richest woman, had divorced Bezos in 2019 to get married to Jewett, a former high school science teacher.

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The 52-year-old Scott who divorced Bezos after 25 years of marriage, got married to Jewett in March 2021

Following her separation from the Amazon billionaire, Scott, received a 25 per cent stake in the online retailer, making her one of the richest women in the world.

According to Forbes, Scott’s real-time net worth stands at $34.9 billion as of September 29.

 

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Mary Njoku Reveals Cheapest Thing Any Woman Can Get From Her Man

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Nollywood Actress, Mary Njoku Reveals Cheapest Thing Any Woman Can Get From Her Man

By John Michael Ojo
Nollywood actress and entrepreneur, Mary Remmy Njoku, has shared a cryptic message asking women to prioritise their decision when choosing their life partners.

The CEO of ROK Studios stated in an Instagram post that the cheapest thing any lady can get from her boyfriend is money.

Mary Njoku also said ladies who are not driven by momentary gratification such as the quest to have the latest phones will understand her point.

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She however, added that she is also at peace with those who share a different perspective from hers.

“The cheapest thing your boyfriend can give to you is money.

“Only ladies who don’t think with their rent and the latest iPhone will understand this.

“If you think that I am wrong, fine,” she wrote.

 

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Maverick Music Parts Ways With Singer, Dante Bowe

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Maverick Music Part Ways With Singer, Dante Bowe

By John Michael Ojo
Maverick City Music has ended their relationship with award-winning singer, Dante Bowe.

This was made known on Tuesday in a post via the group’s social media handle.

Maverick who gave Bowe’s behaviour as the reason for their action wrote: “Due to behaviour that is inconsistent with our core values and beliefs, we have decided to put a pause on our professional relationship with Dante Bowe,

“Decisions like these are not easy because of the level of nuance, both professionally and personally, but we felt it necessary to address them,” read the statement in part.

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While Maverick failed to reveal the said behaviour that led to the termination of their relationship with the 29-year-old singer, they however, maintained that they would grant the Grammy award nominee an unconditional support as he navigates his path forward.

“Each of us needs God’s grace and our hope is that we all pray and give him the same opportunity to grow in Christ as we give ourselves,” said Maverick.

 

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