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The 5 Biggest Nigerian Celebrity Rivalries

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The Nigerian entertainment industry has witnessed a lot of growth in recent times. The artistes have not only grown to become international stars, they have also had their fair share of industry rivalry.

Some of these rivalries are based on the measure of success or talented, wealth or popularity while some others have been caused by either the media or fans who pitch them against each other. In this list we give a rundown of the biggest celebrity rivalries we have witnessed in Nigeria.

1) Genevieve Nnaji Vs Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

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These two Nollywood stars are undoubtedly talented and equally beautifully in their own way. Genevieve Nnaji or Genny as she is fondly called by her fans is the dark skinned Nollywood screen diva from Imo with several accolades to her credit. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde on the other hand hails from Ondo state and this mother of four rivals Genny as Nollywood’s top diva.

Overtime there have been arguments over who is the bigger star of the two. Sharing the same fan base does not help matters and it is no surprise that the media continues to question who should wear the crown. Worthy of note is that the two top notch actresses continue to deny any sort of competition between them.

2) Mr. Incredible (M.I) Vs Kelly Hansome

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Jude Abaga better known by his stage name Mr. Incredible or M.I for short is a Nigerian hip-hop artiste that any rap music lover has heard of. The United Nations Goodwill Ambassador has not however been controversy free in the course of his career as we have the case of serious beef between him and another talented rapper Kelly Hansome.

The beef started when M.I in one of his tracks Fast Money, Fast Cars stated, “Kelly Hansome is handsome, I’ll tell him when I see him. But if I want a man, it’d be Keke or D1″. Kelly Hansome did not take kindly to these words and from there they both have gone track for track with Kelly Hansome releasing Catch Me If You Can, where he goes in on the whole Chocolate City label.

In response, the Choc City camp released Nobody Test Me with a line from M.I talking directly to Kelly Hansome, saying, ” Only one Kelly that I know, Kelly Rowland. Why would I diss them, give them cheap promotion. I think that they’re so dry, I should give them lotion”. Later, Kelly Hansome released Chocolate Boys (Chocolate City members). M.I. released a track on his 2010 album, M.I.2 named Beef. With Kelly hearing this, brought out the track Finish You Boy.

3) Tonto Dikeh Vs Mercy Johnson

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Moving on from the music scene, we cannot ignore the beef between two other actresses, speaking of the queen of controversy herself Tonto Dikeh and Mercy Johnson. The reason for the beef between light skinned beauty, Tonto Dikeh and her fellow Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson is unclear but many believe that it boils down to envy on the part of one of the actresses.

Their beef is a normal diva showdown as to who is more talented and the beef became public when Poko as Tonto likes to be called refused to attend MJ’s wedding giving the excuse that they are not friends. As if that was not enough, she tweeted: “@TONTOLET: Wen n if I give birth, God plz provide me wit a husband dat can provide 4 uz, Not 1 dat wld send mii bck to actin 2monthz after I born 2Huzzle”. This was a direct shot at Mercy Johnson who had just given birth at the time. Well we do hope they find a common ground some day.

4) Timaya Vs Patoranking

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Fans might have enjoyed the song “Alubarika” by Patoranking featuring the egberi papa one of Bayelsa Timaya but they should not be expecting another collaboration from the two acts any time soon. According to the grapevines, the cause of their beef has to do with who has been funding Patoranking’s projects.

Timaya;s record label Dem Mama Records released Patoranking’s official debut single titled ‘ Alubarika’ and shortly dropped a video for it in August but in January 2014, Patoranking walked out on the music label much to everybody’s shock.

5) Wizkid Vs Davido

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When we talk of the biggest music stars in Nigeria, two names that readily come to mind is that of Wizkid and Davido. Although Wizkid broke into the entertainment industry two years ahead of Davido with the success of his hit single “Holla At Your Boy” in 2009, Davido officially became a rival when he released his smashing chart topper “Dami Duro” in 2011.

These two stars have been pitched against each other in terms of talent, money, fan base, live performances and any other thing that a successful artiste can be judged by. These two haven’t also made the talks of beef between them any easier with their tweet fights. They had tongues wagging recently with their tweet fight about who holds ‘proper shows.’ Davido Vs Wizkid is a worthy topic to start a heated conversation.

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COVID-19 vaccine: US embassy celebrates Nigerian doctor Ogbuagu

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The United States Mission to Nigeria has celebrated Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Ogbuagbu, who graduated from the University of Calabar in 2003, migrated to the US and rose to become an Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist at Yale University.

He was part of the team that helped pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a Facebook message on Monday, the US mission wrote, “Nigerians contribute to the world in so many ways. Our hats off to Dr Onyema Ogbuagu at Yale who helped develop a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Ogbuagu is the son of a former Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University, Prof Stella Ogbuagu. He also has a twin brother who is an engineer.

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Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

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After beating Mark Zuckerberg in world rich list ranking — the billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now leapfrogged Bill Gates to grab the world’s second-richest ranking.

Musk’s net worth rose more than $7.2 billion on November 23, driven by another surge in the Tesla share price, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The current net worth of Elon Musk stands at $127.9 billion.

This comes as one of the biggest gains in the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people — Musk has added over $100.3 billion to his net worth this year.

Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

In January 2020, he ranked 35th, but the soaring Tesla share price has driven his ranking to surpass other billionaires in the world.

The jump in Musk’s fortune came as the shares of the electric car-maker Tesla soared as the electric car makers market cap neared $500 billion on Monday.

Gates would have been on the top, had it not been for his philanthropy.

~BusinessInsider~

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#EndSARS Protest: Those who have murdered Nigerians will not benefit from trade or travel to the UK – Lyn Brown

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British politician serving as Member of Parliament, Lyn Brown has called for sanctions against those involved in the shooting incident during the EndSARS protest in Lekki on October 20.

Speaking during a debate in the house on Monday November 23, Lyn stated that the least they can do is to make sure that those who have “murdered” Nigerians and deprived them of their human rights are not able to benefit from trade or travel to the UK.

She added that these include government officials and the Nigerian army who are stopping a “transparent investigation and effecting of justice.”

The lawmaker also averred that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government went ahead to not only accuse protesters of sponsoring terrorism and freeze their accounts, but also blamed them for the increase in food prices.

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