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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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I’m Not Perfect, 2Baba Says As He Celebrates His Birthday

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I'm Not Perfect, 2Baba Says As He Celebrates His Birthday

Innocent Idibia, better known as 2face or 2Baba, has maintained that he’s not perfect as he celebrates his 46th birthday on Saturday.

2Baba said this via his Instagram page where he shared a romantic picture of himself and his wife, as he wished himself a happy birthday.

Accompanied with the picture was a caption that read, “I know I’m not without mistakes neither am I perfect but we keep learning and working and striving to become the best version of ourselves. It is well. Happy new year to me. May the Almighty guide all of us and protect our homes.”

His wife, Annie, who also celebrated the music legend, shared a throwback picture of them, from 16 years ago.

She wrote, “Happy birthday to ‘a guy’. My mine.”

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This birthday celebration comes few days after 2Baba’s wife, Annie had a marital row with his family on social media.

The argument was centred on 2Baba’s relationship with one of his baby mamas, Pero Adeniyi, who kept mute during the saga.

The celebrated musician has fathered seven children by three women, including his wife, Annie.

While he and Annie had two girls together, another baby mama, Sumbo Adeoye who had since moved on, had two boys for him.

However, Pero stands out as the most prominent baby mama, with three kids comprising two boys and a girl for the multiple award-winning singer.

 

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How I Spent Over N6m To Treat Covid-19 Virus – Edochie

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How I Spent Over N6m To Treat Covid-19 Virus - Edochie

Uche Edochie, son of Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has revealed how he spent over N6 million to save his life from the deadly COVID-19 virus while undergoing treatment at an isolation facility in Gbagada, Lagos State.

The younger Edochie who took to his Instagram page @ucheedochie to share and announce his recovery experience stated that the total cost of his treatment had exceeded N6 million, and that many people died of the virus because of the high cost associated with its treatment.

“COVID costs a fortune and I know a guy whose treatment cost N17 million.

“When I fell sick weeks ago, I thought I had malaria, so I spent the first couple of weeks treating malaria.

“By the time I realised this could be something else, it was too late and I was rushed to the hospital with eighty per cent of my lungs damaged.

“I couldn’t eat or breathe and I was on oxygen for weeks; I could not walk either, including having severe chest pains.

“It felt like I was dying and waking up over and over again, I have never seen anything like this,” Uche said.

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He also said it was the first time in his life that he had no control over anything.

“I felt like I was on a boat drifting away in the still of the night rudder less.

“The days that followed passed by slowly and everything was a blur and I remember lying in the hospital floating endlessly like a feather in an abyss of nothing.

“The days turned to weeks and my recovery was going well. I am fully cured of COVID now and I am able to walk a little,” he said.

He added that his lungs would take months to heal completely, but he was currently on oxygen and other medications.

He urged governments to invest in affordable treatments, to prevent more people from dying of the virus, while lamenting that in spite of the lockdown, wearing of nose masks and vaccines, the virus was still spreading.

“Even those vaccinated are still catching it, but thank God I am back home,” he said.

He thanked his family members and healthcare workers for their incredible support, saying, “In all these people, I saw the face of God and I will never forget.

 

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Days After Bragging To Buy Benz, Yahoo Boy Caught Attempting To Pluck Off Mother’s Eyes For Rituals

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Days After Bragging To Buy Benz, Yahoo Boy Caught Attempting To Pluk Off Mother's Eyes For Ritual

A young yahoo boy identified as Emma Ereegarnoma has been arrested for allegedly trying to pluck out his mother’s eyes for rirual.

The suspect is reported to have carried out the act on Tuesday September 14 at his residence in Okuokoko town, in Okpe Local government area of Delta state, in a bid to buy a Mercedes Benz.

It was gathered that he invited his petty trader mother to his home for a surprise, and she was excited when she came in and heard a loud music playing from his home theatre.

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After welcoming her, he locked the door, started strangling her and attempted to pluck out her eyes. As the loud music submerged her cries for help, she was able to break free and ran out to neighbors who rescued her.

Her son, Emma was apprehended and handed over to the police. The suspect who earlier bragged about buying a Benz GLK this week, is now being detained at Orerokpe police station while his mother receives medical care at a hospital in Okuokoko.

 

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