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I got enough music to retire – Wizkid

The singer, who turned 33 on Sunday, July 16, 2023, had an interview with Capital Extra’s Manny Norte.

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Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, aka Wizkid, has reckoned that he has more than enough musical catalogue to retire.

The singer, who turned 33 on Sunday, July 16, 2023, had an interview with Capital Extra’s Manny Norte.

The interviewer had said the last time they met, the Starboy honcho told him that he “got enough music to retire.”

Wizkid reckoned: “Come on, my brother. And we are still recording music everyday [laughs]. So, imagine how much music I have now.”

The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner also hinted that his sixth studio album is on the way.

He said, “I got a new album ready, bro. New Wiz’s album. I’m dropping a new song next week. In a couple of days, mehn.”

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How I was scammed while trying to join Wizkid’s Star Boy label : Seyi Vibez reveals

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Nigerian musician Seyi Vibez recently shared a story about a past encounter where he fell victim to a scam while attempting to join Wizkid’s StarBoy Entertainment label.

Speaking in an interview with Wazobia FM, the ‘Bullion Van’ singer recounted how, at the age of 13, he searched online for ways to join the label, found a contact number, and was instructed to pay N10,000 for a registration form.

Despite making the payment, he was subsequently blocked by the individual posing as Wizkid’s recruitment officer.

Reflecting on his journey, Seyi Vibez emphasized the importance of perseverance, hard work, and avoiding scams in the pursuit of success in the music industry.

Now 23 years old, Seyi Vibez has risen to fame with his unique musical style that resonates with street culture.

He continues to make waves in the industry, collaborating with notable artists and maintaining his connection with his roots.

In August 2023, he credited his upbringing in Ikorodu, Lagos, as a significant influence on his musical career. Seyi Vibez’s latest project, an EP titled ‘NAHAMciaga,’ was released in December of last year.

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Adebayo Salami Marks Fifty Years in Nollywood

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Renowned Nollywood actor, Adebayo Salami, commemorates his half-century milestone in the entertainment industry.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the 72-year-old actor shared a vintage photo of himself alongside fellow colleagues, expressing gratitude to God for his enduring career and supportive family.

Reflecting on his journey, Salami emphasized that while actors may grow weary, retirement isn’t in their vocabulary, hinting at upcoming projects.

Born on May 9, 1953, Salami’s acting odyssey commenced in 1964 with the Young Concert Party, led by the legendary Ojo Ladipo, aka Baba Mero. Over the years, the troupe transformed, ultimately becoming the Awada Kerikeri Theatre Group, with Salami assuming leadership after Ladipo’s demise in 1978.

His cinematic debut in ‘Ajani Ogun’ marked the inception of a prolific career, further solidified by his directorial debut with ‘Ogun Ajaye’ in 1985 under the Awada Kerikeri banner. Since then, Salami has become a pivotal figure in the Yoruba film industry, excelling as an actor, director, and producer.

The Salami family’s artistic tradition endures, with sons Femi Adebayo and Tope Adebayo carving out successful careers as actors and producers, ensuring the legacy lives on.

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BET Awards : Ayra Starr, Burna boy, others bag nomination

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Burna Boy, Asake, Ayra Starr, Tems, and Seyi Vibez are among the seven Nigerian artists nominated for the 2024 BET Awards.

Joining them on the nomination list, which was released on Thursday, are Davido and Lojay.

Ayra Starr leads the Nigerian nominees with three nods in the categories of ‘Best New Artist’, ‘Best African Act’, and ‘Best HER’.

Burna Boy has received two nominations: ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist’ and ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist’.

Tems is also up for two awards, including ‘Best Video Director’ and ‘Best Gospel/Inspirational Song’.

Davido and Lojay are nominated for the ‘Viewers Choice Award’ for their contributions to Chris Brown’s ‘Sensational’. Asake and Seyi Vibez each received one nomination.

Drake tops the overall nominations for the 2024 BET Awards with seven, followed by Nicki Minaj with six.

The 2024 BET Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on BET on June 30 at 8 p.m. (European Time).

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Portable Released on Bail After N14m Debt Arrest

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Portable has been released from police custody after meeting the bail conditions set for his release.

He was arrested by the Nigeria Police for failing to pay a N14 million debt incurred from purchasing a G-Wagon from a Lagos car dealer.

The state Police Public Relations Officer confirmed Portable’s release.

Videos of the arrest showed Portable attempting to evade capture before being apprehended by the police.

This incident is one of several controversies the musician has faced, including previous arrests for altercations with law enforcement.

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Why I’m not ready to have a kid – Burna Boy reveals

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Grammy Award-winning artist, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, recently shared on an Instagram live session that he is currently not considering having children.

Burna Boy cited his busy schedule and the desire to provide the same level of love and dedication his parents gave him as the main reasons for his decision.

He expressed that he wants to ensure he can give his future children the same amount of love and attention that he received from his parents, and until he feels settled and able to be there for his children every day, he’s not planning on starting a family.

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I’m quitting music after my next album – Davido

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Renowned Afrobeat artist, David Adeleke, also known as Davido, has suggested the possibility of stepping away from the music scene following the release of his upcoming album.

The musician, famous for hits like ‘Unavailable,’ shared this insight on his verified X account late Thursday.

Davido expressed feeling pressured by undisclosed individuals who seem keen on his exit from the industry.

To bring them peace, he announced his intention to cease music production after his next album drops, stating, “Yall niggas really want me out the game that bad ?? Oya after next album I no do again. So una fit get peace.”

Fans took to X to share their reactions, with some urging him to reconsider his decision, emphasizing his significance to Nigerian music.

This revelation comes amidst a resurgence of online sparring between Davido and fellow artist Wizkid on X.

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