“What God has done for me, I can’t even speak. All the glory really belongs to Him. To everyone that has been supporting me still, through everything, please know I don’t take it for granted,” were the words with which Temilade Openiyi, Nigeria’s latest winner of Grammy Award, the biggest recognition in global music, expressed her excitement over her feat.
Tems, who joined other celebrated musicians of Nigerian extraction, like Shade Adu, Adedeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid and Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known as Burna Boy, among others in the prestigious and exclusive club also gave kudos to her fans days after she clutched the glorious plaque of international recognition for the Best Melodic Rap Performance category.
Stressing her elation at the recognition at the international stage, which came via her input in Future’s Wait For U album, featuring Drake, a US-based rapper, she tweeted late Wednesday: “I truly appreciate it. The love has been too too much. Thank you so much Rebel Gang. We up very soon.”
BREAKING: ‘OLADIPS’ another popular Nigerian musician dies at 28
Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji aka OLADIPS, described as a street rapper, has reportedly died in Lagos hospital, where he was rushed by friends and well-wishers over an undisclosed illness.
In a development coming few months after the death of MoBad, who died in controversial circumstances in September, after being rushed to the hospital, OLADIPS, 28, whose death was broken by his management via the artist’s official Instagram page, is one of the many fatal incidents involving the creative industry in Nigeria in recent times.
The statement, announcing his death, read: “We are saddened to inform the general public that Oladipupo Olabode Oladimeji aka OLADIPS has passed away yesterday Nov’14 Tuesday evening, at exactly 10:14pm. We are still in shock as we speak!
“For over 2 years he has kept his battles within himself, his body is now with his family & funeral service will be announced as soon as it is concluded! The family asked that we respect their privacy in this trying time. May God give us all the fortitude to bear this great loss. (Amen) -Management.”
Days after stealing show at burial of Wizkid’s mother, Tiwa Savage falls sick *Shelves London show
Just a few days after appearing prominently in the activities marking the burial of the mother of Ayodele Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, Nigerian Afrobeats queen, Tiwa Savage, has called it quits with performance for now on grounds of ill-health.
Indication to this, came on Tuesday, when the sensational world class female artist announced the postponement of a concert scheduled for London, saying she could not cope following her current battle with an undisclosed illness for weeks.
In the post on her Instagram page, the multiple-award singer, who was seen in a jolly mood at the Wizkid event, last week, also stated that she was calling it quits with all other performances, adding that she has been devastated over the matter.
She wrote: “To my dear Savage Soldiers, I’ve been fighting off a virus for the past few weeks and was today firmly instructed to be on strict vocal rest for the next few months. I will unfortunately have to postpone all performances including my first ever headline arena show in London.
“I’m heartbroken and devastated but I have to do this to save what’s left of my voice. I’m so sorry. I love you all and promise to be back performing once I’m fully healed.”
I spent N80million to cook for Nigerians to eat free – Hilda Baci
Hilda Baci, confirmed on Tuesday by the Guinness World Record, for the longest cookathon record, on the same day revealed how she spent more than N80 million on the exercise to achieve the feat, which has now drawn a lot of global attention.
In response to a brand’s claim that she broke an N3 million agreement for a meet-and-greet event in Abuja, Bassey, who broke the record on May 11 at 4:00 pm, after a four-day cooking marathon aimed at breaking the previous record, denied having such an arrangement in place.
She said: “I spent over N80m of my hard earned money for my cookathon so people could eat and drink for free.”
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