A lot has happened this past weekend since we last briefed you on the things that occurred recently in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Here is the weekend recap, in case you missed these things.
- Rema and Burna Boy win big at the Billboard Music Awards
- Mr Real blames Idowest for sabotaging his career
- Charles Okocha and Portable go head-to-head over alleged 20 million deal
- Temi Otedola reveals the “brokest” she’s ever been
Rema and Burna Boy win big at the Billboard Music Awards
The highly anticipated Billboard Music Awards took place on November 19 and saw the victory of Nigerian artists as Afrobeats gained massive recognition in the Western entertainment world.
Two Nigerian acts, Burna Boy and Rema, were seen smiling as they accepted their BBMA award.
Although the artists were not physically present to accept the awards, they showed gratitude through live video streams.
Burna Boy won the award for Best Afrobeats Artist in a nomination with Libianca, Tems, Wizkid, and Rema.
While Rema, being nominated in seven categories, won the award for Top Afrobeats Song (Calm Down) with Selena Gomez.
Mr Real blames Idowest for sabotaging his career, demands an apology
Nigerian singer Okafor Uchenna Victor (Mr Real) accused his friend, Jimoh Idowu Wasiu (Idowest), of stealing his hit song, Legbegbe and ruining his career.
According to Mr Real on his Instagram post, he said Idowest had claimed ownership of the song, which barred him from gaining the rightful fame that came with the hit song.
He also stated that this was a pattern of Idowest as he had allegedly stolen the rights to Slimcase on a track they both released.
“Idowest na ungrateful bastard, idowest na heartless soul. When we did ‘Legbegbe’, Idowest was parading himself say na him be the person wey get ‘Legbegbe’, ” he said.
“He did this same thing to Slimcase. You had a song with Slimcase. The day he was shooting the video of the song with Slimcase, he did not invite Slimcase.”
Mr Real called out Idowest for his duplicitous personality and demanded that he apologise to him (Mr Real) and Slimcase for the atrocities committed against them.
Charles Okocha and Portable go head-to-head over alleged 20 million deal
Nollywood actor Charles Okocha is the latest celebrity dragged by Nigerian artist Portable.
The artist alleged that Charles Okocha refused to pay him 20 million after an endorsement contract.
According to Portable, Charles Okocha was paid 40 million, of which 20 million was meant to be given to Portable.
The duo have since been sending threats to each other on videos being shared on Instagram, and in it, Charleds claimed Portable had reached out to him on the notion of being “friends.”
The actor said he invited Portable as an act of gesture to an event to chill, and Portable did nothing but just that. He claimed both parties signed no contracts, yet he gave the singer 5 million after the event.
Temi Otedola reveals the “brokest” she’s ever been
YouTuber Korty interviewed actress and entrepreneur Temi Otedola in her latest video.
Temi was all smiles as she answered several questions from the YouTuber. The question which the internet found shocking most was when Korty asked if Temi Otedola, the daughter of Femi Otedola (one of the wealthiest people in Africa), had ever been broke.
Temi recounted her teenage experience when she had to work at three different retail stores.
“So that summer, I went to work in retail stores. I worked in three retail stores just folding clothes; you go to the stockroom to get clothes, and I stand on the shop floor for 12 hours.”
“At the end of that summer, I made $1200, and I was proud of that.”
She revealed that was the only time she had ever been broke or at her “brokest”.
Ayomitide Adeyinka is a content writer, crypto journalist and editor with a Bsc in Political Science. He is also an egalitarian.