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Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Beyonce, Drake & More As Nominated For BET Awards! Will This Be Year They FINALLY Put Some Respeck On African Acts? 

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BET Africa has announced the acts nominated for the 2016 BET Awards which will take place at Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California on the 26th of June, 2016.

Eight African artists have been nominated for the Best African Act Awards and they are:

  • AKA (South Africa)
  • Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
  • Black Coffee (South Africa)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria & winner of the award in 2012)
  • Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania),
  • Mzvee (Ghana)
  • Serge Beynaud (Cote D’Ivoire)

Historically winners in this category have been given their award backstage, during a pre recorded segment which isn’t filmed infront of the live awards audience.

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Tiwa Savage Flashes Flat Abs In Stunning Pieces As She Shoots New Video With Wizkid. 

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Tiwa Savage is not letting the whole drama that happened between herself and husband, Tee Billz get in the way of her work.

The artiste has gone back to work starting with a meeting last week with Forte Oil and now shooting a couple of new videos include one for her single with Wizkid.

We see the mom of one flashing flat abs in a floral top and maxiskirt. She also gives us a hint of her midriff in an Ejiro Amos Tafiri set.

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Wizkid’s Baby Mama Showers Praises On Him For Making Their Son’s 5th Birthday Turnup A Success!

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Over the weekend Wizkid‘s first child Boluwatife Balogun turned five and his mom, Oluwanishola Ogudugu threw him a Ninja Turtle themed birthday party at their Lagos home to celebrate her lil man.

She also made sure to thank her baby’s father Wizkid who is away on tour but made sure everything went well by dropping tha cash!

Read what she she said and see more photos from Boluwatife’s birthday turnup after the jump

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Taraji P Henson is Feeling Wizkid & Fela’s Music

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Wizkid’s international fans are steadily growing as this time he gets acknowledgment from top Hollywood star, Taraji P Henson, who plays the famous character, Cookie Lyon on hit TV show “Empire”.

The actress shared a screenshot of Wizkid’s song, “Caro”playing, saying that she dances to the song.

Wizkid is certainly making us proud.

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Following Billboard Number 1, Wizkid Added To Performers At London’s Wireless Festival Alongside Calvin Harris, J Cole, Big Sean and More 

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It’s no surprise that Wizkid‘s stock has risen since nabbing his first Billboard number one record a few days ago.

If you don’t know Wizkid became the first Nigerian music artiste to top the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart with his feature on Drake‘s One Chance.

READ: Wizkid Becomes 1st Indigenous Nigerian Artiste To Score A Number 1 On Billboard Hot 100!

With his international recognition growing, the Starboy has just been named as one of the headline acts for London’s 2016 Wireless Festival on July 10. 

Wizkid will be performing alongside top music acts like Calvin Harris, Big Sean, Future, J Cole,Miguel and many more.

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Wizkid Becomes 1st Indigenous Nigerian Artiste To Score A Number 1 On Billboard Hot 100!

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History was made today as Wizkid became the first indigenous Nigerian music artiste to score a Number 1 hit on the US definitive singles chart – The Billboard Hot 100 ,with his feature on Drake’s – One Dance.

Another artiste of Nigerian descent who scored a Billboard Hot 100 Number 1 is Seal (Kiss From A Rose – 1994) but he is British/Nigerian & doesn’t even publicly claim his Nigerian side…so he sure as hell doesn’t count!

One Dance was Number 2 last week and has now climbed to Number 1 for the week of May 21, which means it is the Number 1 Record in the world!

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Wizkid Ranked Number 12 On Global Artist Ranking Behind Beyonce, Drake & Rihanna, As One Dance Goes To Number 2 On Billboard Hot 100 

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Wizkid is currently on an international superstar status! Not only is he featured on Drake‘s Views album but his single with the Canadian rapper ‘One Dance’ is currently number two on Billboard Hot 100 which is the definitive pop singles chart.

Wizkid has producer credits on the track so you know those royalty cheques wont be beans!

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“I Always Knew You’d Be A Superstar”, Banky W Heaps Praise On Wizkid As Feature on Drake’s “Views” Album Comes To Light.

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Everyone is so hype about not only Wizkid‘s feature on Drake‘s new album – Views but also the fact that the Canadian rapper gave him producer props on the album as well.

Inspite of his recent exploits…it’s clear that Wizkid is winning.

The man that discovered him – Banky W today heaped praises of the Starboy. He took to his page where he reposted the same pic Drake shared last night. But his message was different from the rapper’s and spoke of his pride in him. He wrote,

Called you “Superstar” from Day 1, cuz I always ALWAYS knew. Now the whole world does. Too proud of you @wizkidayo. Too proud. Win forever.

READ RELATED: Wizkid Welcomed To Freetown By President Of Sierra Leone + Gets Props From Drake For New Album Release

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Wizkid Welcomed To Freetown By President Of Sierra Leone + Gets Props From Drake For New Album Release

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Last night Wizkid hopped on private jet to Freetown the capital of Sierra Leone for a sold out stadium concert. The Star boy was welcomed to the country by the President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma, who invited the pop star to his home. He was also lynched by a crowd of fans who were at the airport to welcome his to their country.

In other Wizkid news the 25 year old was officially named by Drake, alongside Rihanna  as one of the collaborators on his Views album which was released on Apple Music a few hours ago. The Canadian rapper posted a pic from Wiz’s studio session on his official Instagram account (@champagnepapi) with the caption, “VIEWS”

READ: Wizkid Shoots To Number 2 On Billboard Charts With One Dance

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Nigerian Police Wants You To Know They Used ADR To Squash The Beef Between Wizkid & Linda Ikeji! Must Read!

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If you’ve been having sleepless nights wondering how the Nigerian Police got Wizkid & blogger Linda Ikeji to settle their epic beef…Lagos Police PRO Dolapo Badmus has answers for you!

She has revealed that the police used a method called Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve the epic 2 week fight! ADR is a form of justice dispensation that involves using dialogue between warring parties.

Clearly it worked cos Wiz & Linda appeared at the office of the Lagos Police Commisioner Fatai Owoseni to sign a peace accord.

And now there is peace in cyber land…lol.

Linda pressed charges against Wizkid after he threatened to have his 16 year old beat her up.

According to Badmos, when the police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni summoned them to his office, Wizzy said he didn’t mean the threat but wrote it out of anger and emotion and there was nothing else to it.

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