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    Burna Boy wins ‘Best African Act’

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    Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, a Nigerian singer, has won the award for best African act at the 2022 MTV European Music Awards.

    Burna Boy was nominated alongside Ayra Starr, Musa Keys, Tems, Zuchu, and Black Sheriff for the award show, which took place on Sunday.

    Though announced as the winner, Burna was not available to receive the award.

    Things you may not know about him

    Burna Boy is the first Nigerian solo artist to receive a Grammy nomination.

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    Despite the fact that other Nigerians such as Femi Kuti, Sikiru Adepoju, and Babatunde Olatunji were nominated before Burna Boy, he is the first to be nominated twice at the Grammy Awards, in 2020 and 2021, where he won.

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    That, however, is just a taste of what’s to come. Burna Boy is the first Nigerian to win a Grammy as a solo artist for his incredible album “Twice As Tall.” Although he is not the first to receive the award, he is the first to do so in his class and ability.

    Some of Burna Boy’s most recent major accomplishments in the music industry

    Burna Boy has been on a roll recently, and he does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. He appeared on Beyonce’s star-studded album The Lion King: The Gift, performed at the well-known music festival Coachella and was named Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards.

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    A comic book inspired his stage name, ‘Burna Boy.’

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    The star’s desire to become a superhero inspired the name Burna Boy. The comic book collector used to draw his own characters and imagine himself as a superhero with a distinctive superhero name, so he chose Burna.

    Other awards he has won

    Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album

    2021 Twice as Tall

    MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act

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    2022, 2019

    The Headies Award for Artiste of the Year

    2019

    BET Award for Best International Act

    2021, 2020, and 2019

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    MTV Africa Music Award for Video of the Year

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    2014 Run My Race

    The Headies Award for Best Collabo

    2019 Killin Dem

    The Headies Award for African Artiste of the Year

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    2022

    The Headies Award for Best Male Artiste

    2022

    MTV Africa Music Award for Best Collaboration

    2015 All Eyes On Me

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    NME Award for Best Solo Act in the World

    2022

    The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year

    2019

    Edison Jazz/World – Global

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    2020 African Giant

    The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music (Endowed by Infinix)

    2019

    The Headies Award for Song of the Year

    2019

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    BREAKING: EFCC arrests Bobrisky over naira abuse

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    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken into custody Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, a figure known for controversial behavior including the abuse of Nigerian currency, spraying of naira notes, and engaging in currency mutilation.

    Bobrisky was apprehended in Lagos during the evening hours of Wednesday and is currently being held at the Lagos Command of the EFCC. Dele Oyewale, the spokesperson for the EFCC, confirmed this development in a telephone interview on Thursday, stating that Bobrisky will face charges in court.

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    RIP Mr Ibu – John Okafor

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    BREAKING: Veteran actor John Ikechukwu Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu is dead. Rest In Peace to one of Africa’s funniest actor.




    Reports from sources close to him confirm that the comedian died at Evercare Hospital. Fans have been expressing their condolences on social media, recalling the movies in which the late actor appeared.

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    Details surrounding the cause of death and the veracity of these reports are still unclear. Mr Ibu’s family and representatives have yet to comment publicly.

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    10 things you should know about Sisi Quadri

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    1. The late Quadri Oyebamiji was well-known as Sisi Quadri in Yoruba films.
    2. He was born December 26, 1979, in Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria.
    3. He attended primary and high school in Ore, Ondo State.




    4. Before becoming a celebrity in the entertainment industry, Quadri was a Muslim, a skilled makeup artist, and a fashion designer.
    5. He began acting in 2002 with the film ‘Koto Aye,’ directed by the late Alhaji Ajileye.
    6. Sisi Quadri, who was well-known for his humorous personality and consistently played roles recognized for their keen wit and mocking.
    7. In addition to performing, he worked as an entertainer and comedian.




    8. He appeared in several Yoruba films and even invested in a tailoring company. Quadri was also sought after as a Master of Ceremony (MC) at parties.
    9. Sisi Quadri’s personal life revolved around his family.
    10. He was married with four children: three sons and one daughter.



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