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How RMD Was Pressured To Buy Instagram Followers

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The veteran Nollywood actor has revealed that he was initially pressured to buy followers after joining Instagram but he refused.

Now, one million followers later, RMD is proving to us that indeed the “race is not to the swift, but of the lord that shows mercy.”

He went on to recount the countless offers and advice he received on how he would benefit from falsely growing his account.

He wrote:

When I was told to open an Instagram account and reactivate my other social media accounts, I didn’t want to but because I also wanted a place where I could engage my fans I decided to.

In no time I started getting offers from social media “gurus” who offered to grow my “follower-ship” with a snap of their fingers and boost my online ratings, so “brands and products would kill themselves over me”.

Offers that were hard to resist, but when I sat with my team and reviewed, we found out these “gurus” often purchased faceless followers, likes and even comments, so I asked myself if I wanted to be a sensation borne out of falsified popularity. I weighed the options between quick internet fame, the money that came with it and being sincere by letting my true personality grow my accounts.

I settled for the later. “Ah, Bros e go hard for you to get endorsements o if you no get reach 1 million followers”… “Just buy, everybody dey do am” were some of the arguments I heard but in my heart I knew it couldn’t be everyone and even if it were I wouldn’t, I thought to myself, after all, I didn’t get my Glo deal by how much internet fame I had.

At way less than 200k plus followers, I got a call from Heineken and went to Vegas for the 007 Spyfie Experience. At way less than 1 million followers, Johnnie Walker snatched me up and with my less than 1 million followers, I turned down countless endorsement, influencer and ambassadorial offers.

Slowly but surely, my followers grew. I didn’t have to create a scandal, deny my faith or be politically correct. I did not have to pay for one follower, like or comment. I did not even know I had a million followers till yesterday at the office when my Creative Team Lead pointed it out.

Today, I humbly but proudly thank my 1million real followers for being the best anyone could ever ask for. I am indeed reminded that you don’t have to do it because everyone is doing it and that “doing it” doesn’t guarantee that you will make it because the race is indeed not to the swift but it is The Lord that shows mercy. Be Still and #LetGodElevateYou #ElevateWithRMD #DoNotConform #KeepWalking #Rmdsaysso

source: Stargist

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Comedian Basketmouth Talks About His New Album; Opens Up On Why He Initially Switched From Music To Comedy

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Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth sat down for a chat with Pulse.ng and he talked about why he initially switched from music to comedy.

The comedian, whose real name is Bright Okpocha, recently released an album dubbed ‘Yabasi’ which also serves as a soundtrack to his new comedy series, Papa Benji.

On a new episode of #PulseOneOnOne, the comedian revealed that he started off as a musician before switching to comedy. The comedian noted that ‘music’ has always been his first love. The father of three recounted an experience he had back when he was still in school and he mentioned that he belonged to a clique of six. According to him, they called themselves ‘the psychopaths’ and that they used to do the opening act for the now-defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz. The comedian revealed that he had remixed a song by Fela which his friends loved it.

The comedian noted that he presented the song to a much bigger audience but some of them rubbished it so he began to tackle him. The singer said that two of his friends encouraged him to go into comedy after the incident. Basketmouth also disclosed how his stage name was birthed.

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Davido’s ‘Holy Ground’ Featuring Nicki Minaj Becomes His Highest-Charting Song On Billboard

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‘Holy Ground’, a track on Davido‘s latest album ‘A Better Time’ which features Nicki Minaj has become his highest charting song on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart.

It has peaked at number two after two weeks on the chart. This is not the singer’s first song to peak at the same number on the Billboard chart.

His 2017 hit single ‘Fall’ has also peaked at the same number on the chart.

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Information Nigeria recalls the song got leaked on Twitter before the album was officially released.  This did not deter Davido from promoting the album. Upon its release, Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram page to congratulate him for taking Nigeria to the world through his music.

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Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Others Nominated For The ‘Best African Act’ At The 2020 MOBO Awards

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Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Others Nominated For The 'Best African Act' At The 2020 MOBO Awards

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The nominations list for the 2020 MOBO Awards is out. After going on a brief hiatus in 2017, the awards is back to reward music artists of black origin.

In the category of Best African Act, Nigerian musicians who have been nominated are Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Fireboy DML, Rema, Adekunle Gold, and Wizkid. This has been confirmed from the official Twitter handle of the awards.

They are all up against South Africa’s Master KG, Nigerian boy-band from East London, NSG, Ivorian-born Afro B, and Ghana’s Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.

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Tiwa Savage is the only female Nigerian artist nominated in the category.

See their official post below:

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