Here are some of the stories that made news yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept and are still buzzing this morning.
Wizkid is Best African Act at the 2016 MOBO Awards
Coming less than a week after his big win at the MAMAs, Wizkid has again shown that he’s the only one to watch out for in the Nigerian music scene re international awards.
The PreMOBOawards held last night and Wizkid was announced winner of the Best African Act category.
From an initial list of 10, the Best African Act category had artistes slugging it out for the final 5 spots.
Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi, Eugy and Moelogo were the final nominees for the Best African Act category at this year’s Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) awards.
The other contenders were Olamide, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mista Silva and Kwamz & Flava.
The MOBO awards will be holding on 4th November at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
Goodbye forever, Vine
Before Snapchat, there was Vine. The video sharing platform that allows only six seconds of whatever you had to give and it was usually lit.
With the emergence of competition, Vine was stifled. Now its owner, Twitter has announced that it will be discontinuing the mobile app this year.
The internet is awash with the best Vine loops to celebrate the end of a very creative Vine era.
We doubt it will be missed though.
Kaffy’s outburst at Davido hasn’t stopped spiralling
Days ago, Guinness World Record dancer, Kaffy lashed out at artistes for disrespecting dancers and we brought you that news.
Yesterday, we reported that she had issued an apology for the vulgar word she used for Davido whom she accused of sending dancers off his performance on Sunday night at the 3Thrones concert.
Reacting to the accusations, Davido said he’s used to being the victim in issues like this.
But a US based dancer, SayRah has issued a statement validating Kaffy’s claims. She reiterates that the pressing issues concerning disrespect for dancers goes beyond Davido but is a problem Nigerian artistes need to deal with.
She also cited an instance where Davido embarrassed a group of dancers at the first edition of the One Africa Music Fest when he told them last-minute he would not be needing a dance performance on the stage.
She went further to add that Davido refused to pay the dancers that were involved in that ordeal. She claimed she was part of thegroup, at the time.
According to Sayrah, “this is like a plague that needs to be flushed out of the system. I am not saying kaffy doesn’t have her faults (we all have our faults) but this is not a kaffy thing – it’s a dancer thing. RESPECT THE DANCER – PAY THE DANCER – ACKNOWLEDGE THE DANCER!”
Your pop culture/entertainment go-to. Music head. Wallflower. I do not like to write. On a mission to decipher covfefe.