Afrobeats singing sensation, Divine Ikubor, better known by his stage name Rema has revealed his top musical influences.
The outstanding Nigerian recording artiste and Mavin Records superstar in a recent interview mentioned his biggest musical influences and inspirations in the Nigerian music industry.
Rema earlier announced a ‘Rave & Roses’ Australia Tour. The tour will see the raving recording artiste perform in Australia from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17 in Perth on the first day, Melbourne on day two and Sydney on the last day.
According to the young talented act, he’s heavily inspired by highly rated Nigerian acts including; Afrobeats pioneer, Fela, Starboy Entertainment head, Wizkid, African Giant, Burna Boy and record producer, Don Jazzy. Watch video below.
Meanwhile; Top Nigerian musician and entertainer, Folarin Falana, better known as Falz is in the news after delivering a top notch performance in a football match.
The award winning Nigerian rap artiste who is set to to released his fifth studio album joined other influential personalities to play a friendly match at the Old Trafford stadium in the United Kingdom.
Falz delivered a superb performance during the match. In a video he shared on his official and verified Instagram page, the ‘This Is Nigeria’ hit-maker converted a beautiful pass from a teammate to score a goal.
He thereafter celebrated the goal with the Cristiano Ronaldo ‘siuu’ celebration. “Nominate this guy for Ballon D’or already Abeg!!! Guess who scored a goal at Old Trafford today ”, he captioned his post. See post below.
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‘Keep Resting In Peace Cigarette’, Samklef Celebrates One Year Of No Smoking
Popular Nigerian music producer, Samuel Oguachuba professionally known as Samklef is excitedly celebrating 365 days of no smoking.
The controversial producer made his latest achievement known through his verified Instagram page, where he told cigarettes to keep resting in peace.”On this day June 30th last year, I killed a habit. Keep resting in peace cigarette,” he captioned his latest post.
About a year ago, Samklef got fans talking after he revealed that he is quitting smoking.
The producer via a video shared on his social media page disclosed that he has been in a toxic relationship with cigarettes and has decided to cut off ties with it.
To show that he was intentional about quitting, he shared a video where he buried three sticks of cigarettes to bid farewell to smoke.
He accompanied the video with the caption: “Na like 4 to 5days ago I stop cigar. Toxic relationships Na him hard pass for this life. So i made up my mind cause everything happens in your mind. Now I’m free from all toxic relationship. Rip cigar once more.”
However, some of his fans disregarded his motive to quit cigarettes adding that it will last for a short period.
At the same time, some were excited, saying he turned a new leaf because of what happened to Davido’s close associate, Obama DMW, who died due to complications related to breath.
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How Funke Akindele’s Broken Marriage May Affect Her Political Ambition
It is no longer news that Funke Akindele Bello and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, known as JJC Skilz, have parted ways over irreconcilable differences.
According to the statement released earlier this morning by JJC Skillz, he and his wife are no longer together because she had refused to settle their differences amicably even after putting on a lovely front at the 2022 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA).
“Dear Friends and family I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children. The last two years have been extremely difficult for us. I know I have tried my best to fix things but I believe it is beyond repair now. 3 months ago and at Funkes insistence I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable manner to discuss the future of our relationship. I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives. We still have issues that need to be addressed such as the custody and wellbeing of our children which is paramount as well as business interests which need to be disentangled but I have no doubt that these will be resolved one way or the other
Mr Abdul Bello”
Numerous reports trailing this development have alleged both sides of been faulty in their marriage breakup saga.
Different online reports cited infidelity, ego and mismanagement of funds as the central theme of Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz’s separation.
Recall that Funke Akindele had refused to speak concerning the update released by her husband on social media. However, the actress and mother of two had maintained her husband’s surname on her Instagram profile.
One of the concerns raised by Funke Akindele’s fans was her budding political ambition.
It is unclear if her broken marriage will affect her selection as the deputy governor of Lagos state for the upcoming general elections.
Also the Jenifa’s Diary crooner was nominated alongside four others as deputy governors for the Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate for the upcoming Lagos State elections.
The shortlisted names include Funke Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa; former governorship aspirant Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour; former Senatorial candidate for Lagos East, Yeye Shobajo, another governorship aspirant, David Kolawole Vaughan known as DAKOVA, and Engr. Teslim Balogun.
At the time of this report, Funke Akindele has yet to disclose or divulge any news regarding her marriage or political ambition.
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Alleged Assault: Portable Reports Self At Ogun Police Station
Hip-hop singer Habib Okikiola, also known as Portable, has reported himself at the Ogun State Police Command, Eleweran in Abeokuta, the state capital.
“The police wishes to inform the general public that the hip-hop artist Habib Okikiola a.k.a portable who was requested to report himself at the nearest police station over a viral video where he was seen ordering a group of boys to beat up one boy simply identified as D.J Chicken has reported at the command’s headquarters Eleweran on Wednesday 29th of June 2022,” a Thursday statement by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, read.
He said that Portable was accompanied by his father and manager when he reported at Eleweran at about 5 pm.
The singer was taken to the Public Complaint Bureau Office by the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, where he was interrogated about his role in the assault melted to the boy in the video.
“However, since the offence committed is a bailable one, and coupled with the strike action embarked upon by the civil servants in the state which also affected our courts, the suspect was released to a reliable surety who promised to produce him anytime he is needed,” Abimbola added.
The victim has also been invited by the police to state his own side of the story to enable the command complete her investigation on time, the spokesperson said.
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