Here are some of the top stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still buzzing today.
Wizkid gets his first Grammy award nomination
For featuring on Drake’s album, Views, which has been nominated for Album of the Year, Wizkid has been credited as a featured artiste in the nomination category for the song, One Dance.
In Grammy tradition, the Album of the Year category recognises the artiste’s performance as well as the overall contributions of featured artistes, producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s).
Drake and Wizkid’s hit track, One Dance did not get a Grammy nomination despite the success of the song.
Views was recently named as music streaming app, Spotify’s most streamed album in 2016.
Beyonce leads with 9 nominations at the 59th Grammys
The 59th Grammy awards nomination list was released yesterday and Beyoncé is leading with 9 nominations.
Beyonce is to go head to head with Adele and Drake for Album of the Year and with Adele again for Record of the Year.
The Formation video was nominated in the Best Music Video category and Freedom is up for Best Rap/Sung performance.
British singer, Adele got five nominations for her album, 25 while Drake and Rihanna each get eight nominations.
The Grammys will hold on February 12 at the Staples Center and will be hosted by James Corden.
Linda Ikeji steps up her automobile game
Superstar blogger and now media mogul, Linda Ikeji has a fantastic taste in expensive cars.
She proves this again as she dumps her 2014 Range Rover Sport for a 2016 Range Rover autobiography.
Her brother, Peks Ikeji shared photos of the old and new cars on his Instagram and praised his sister for her hardwork mentioning that the car is well deserved.
Diamond Platnumz welcomes baby boy
The award-winning Tanzanian singer is now the father of a baby boy who arrived yesterday in a South African hospital.
06th Dec 2016 03: 35am SA time…… 04: 35am EAST Time…. 02: 35am WEST Time…. 01: 35 am NORTH Time, A NEW STAR WAS BORN in NETCARE HOSPITAL / PRETORIA / SOUTH AFRICA…. unfortunately his parents Dad & Mom haven't agreed on the name…. that's why it even took time, to his advent to be on his parent's Social media Pages….. Let's wait and See, what @zarithebosslady & @Diamondplatnumz will ended up call him… (Tareh 6/ 12/ 2016 saa kumi na dakika 35 Staa Mpya wa akiume alizaliwa katika hospitali ya NETCARE iliyopo mjini Pretoria / South Africa… kutokana na wazazi wake kutofikiana Muafaka wa mtoto aitwe jina gani, ilipelekea mtoto huyo kuchelewa kupostiwa kwenye Mitandao ya kijamii ya Wazazi wake…. tusubiri tuone @zarithebosslady na @DiamondPlatnumz wataishia kumpa jina gani Mtoto wao…✍ )
Diamond Platnumz shared the journey as he and his girlfriend, Zari Hassan headed to the hospital for the delivery.
The new boy is their second child together, after their daughter who arrived in 2015.
Nicki Minaj under heavy criticism for mocking mentally ill woman
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-Miami) has criticised rapper, Nicki Minaj for posting a video of herself mocking a mentally ill woman on her Instagram.
According to NAMI, the clip is an invasion of the woman’s privacy and “nobody would make fun of a cancer patient, and mental illness is an illness like any other”.
Nicki Minaj is yet to respond and has not taken down the video.
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