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What’s The Future For Mr Eazi Without The Support of Nigerians?

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Nigerian pop singer Mr Eazi is having the best run in Nigerian music – maybe third to Wizkid and Davido.

His debut tape Accra to Lagos was a breath of fresh air as it introduced a new vibe -the controversial Ghanian and Nigerian fusion- that soon caught fire to become the official Nigerian pop sound for 2017. Within a few months, the wave of the 14 track tape traveled beyond the leaps and bounds of Africa thereby earning the Banku singer the title of the biggest selling Nigerian artiste in the UK.

Mr Eazi was also announced as Apple’s Up Next Artist – a feature that bought him a free ticket to perform at the Late Late show with James Corden.

Mr Eazi was having a smooth 2017 until he landed on the wrong side of Nigerians for shading Nigerian singers during an interview on UK’s Capital Xtra, asserting that a handful of them (Nigerian musicians) were copying his formula- blend of the aforementioned Ghanian Highlife fused Nigerian Progressions].

Nigerian music lovers went into a blow out over the singers claim. ‘He is an ungrateful fool’, one NET Instagram follower insisted. ‘We Nigerians made him who he is today how can he disrespect Nigeria and Nigerian musicians like that?’ another follower questioned. The spats were endless and for a fact, Nigerians were truly displeased as many have vowed not to support the singer anymore.

Truly, Mr Eazi is an ‘international star’ because Nigerians embraced him. Some might decide to attribute his success solely to some personal factors like hard work and consistency; but hard work is never enough – only love and genuine public support can catapult one to the heights that Mr Eazi has attained in a one year space. As soon as he was announced a member of Wizkid’s Starboy imprint, Nigerians welcomed him with both hands and the support he received from Nigeria is what served as a catalyst to his meteoric rise to prominence.

Mr Eazi has since been on a peace keeping mission to restore the love and loyalty of Nigerians.

A few days after incurring the wrath of Nigerians, Mr Eazi announced that he would be donating 10% of the proceeds from his London festival to victims of the devastating flood that plagued Benue state, Nigeria. The singer has also made other seemingly reconcilliation attempts but Nigerians are still not having it.

Mr Eazi is expected to release a new project in few weeks and there is still an obvious uncertainty of how the Nigerian populace will respond to the project.

Can Mr Eazi stay afloat without the backing of his parent audience? Can the support he is currently getting from the UK sustain him though out his intended stay?

That remains to be seen.

Source – TheNet

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Erica Nlewedim Wins ELOY Awards For Influence

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MAYA Awards: Erica named winner of Nollywood’s new bride category

Popular reality TV star, Erica Nlewedim, has won the highly-coveted award of ‘ELOY Award for Influence 2020’. The rising actress and self-proclaimed ‘Star Girl’ excitedly took to her Twitter page to celebrate the huge win, calling on her fanbase identified as the ‘Elites’ to felicitate with her.

Her tweet reads:

“Elites we won!!!! ELOY AWARD FOR INFLUENCE! Thank you!!!”

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The former BBNaija Lockdown housemate was contending against Ariyiike Owolagba, Racheal Okonkwo, Tomike Adeoye, and Kim Oprah.

The Star Radler ambassador is also still in Sierra Leone accompanied with her BBNaija co-star and rumored love interest, Kiddwaya for the ongoing reality TV competition, House Salone.

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Tiwa Savage Slams Journalist Who Called Her A “Struggling Brand”

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Popular Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage came out in full force as she lashed out at a journalist, who reviewed her ‘Celia’ album.

The journalist, Motolani Alake, who works in Pulse Nigeria, did not mince his words as he strongly criticized her latest album in an opinionated piece, and he did not make an exception when he referred to her career as a ‘struggling’ one.

The article titled, ‘Tiwa Savage’s struggling brand and her hilarious endorsement of ‘Mungo Parking’ , received plaudits and criticisms from social media users.

It also caught the attention of the ‘Koroba’ crooner. Savage wasted no time in schooling the journalist on Twitter, and she also tackled the media house as well.

Taking to Twitter, the fuming mother of one reacted to the critique and she wrote;

“I’m glad you know it’s YOU guys I was talking about. “Because say I quiet no mean say I be fool” – don’t try and turn nigerian media against me to hide your guilty conscience. Ask all the media houses I have great relationships with them. What you did with this is pure EVIL.”

In a fit of rage, the singer mentioned that her son, Jamal has made more money than the journalist and the media house he works for.

Read Also: Tiwa Savage’s ‘Celia’ Makes Time’s 10 Best Albums Of 2020

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‘Brown Skin Girl’ Wins ‘Best Video Of The Year’ At BET Soul Train Awards 2020

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Beyonce‘s hit song featuring Wizkid, her daughter, Blue Ivy and Saint Jhn, ‘Brown Skin Girl’, has won in the category of ‘Best Video of The Year’ at the just-concluded BET Soul Train Awards 2020.

Taking to their official Twitter account, BET Africa congratulated the American ‘Drunk in Love’ singer and the featured artists on the song.

The song had already won the ‘Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award’ in 2019 at the same awards show.

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This, therefore, makes it the second win for Beyonce, Wizkid, Saint Jhn, and Blue Ivy – with Blue Ivy being the youngest award recipient ever.

The BET Soul Train Awards 2020 was held on Sunday, November 29, 2020.

 

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