Category: Entertainment

Diamond breaks Davido’s YouTube Africa record within 8 hours

By Mpoki Thomson | The Citizen

Tanzanian artiste Naseeb Abdul alias Diamond Platnumz has reached another milestone in his illustrious music career after his latest hit song ‘Waah’ featuring Congolese music maestro Koffi Olomide garnered over one million views within 8 hours of its release. With this rare feat, Diamond has broken the record set by Nigerian artiste Davido earlier this year when his song ‘Fem’ attracted one million views within 9 hours of release.

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Wizkid wins 2020 BET Soul Train Awards with Beyoncé

By Punch Newspaper

Nigerian Superstar, Wizkid is a recipient of the 2020 BET Soul Train Award. He won the award alongside American superstar Beyoncé for their collaboration on the song, Brown Skin Girl. The song is off Beyonce’s The Lion King: The Gift album. 

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The Weeknd |Ethiopian-Canadian singer beats Chris Brown, John Legend at American Music Awards 2020

BY CONAN ALTATIS  | CONAN Daily

Abel “The Weeknd” Makkonen Tesfaye, 30, of Canada was one of the big winners at the American Music Awards of 2020. The 48th edition of the annual American music awards show took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States on November 22, 2020.

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Here are 10 of the most successful Kenyan actors in Hollywood 2020

by  Caiaphas Wanjala | TUKO

Who is the best actor in Kenya? With each dawn, more and more African actors and actresses are getting featured and earning a spotlight in Hollywood’s biggest movie and film industry. That said, several successful Kenyan actors in Hollywood have made a name for themselves due to their acting prowess.

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Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star, Burna Boy and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

By OkayAfrica

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Trevor Noah to host the 2021 Grammy Awards

By Rachel Yang  | EW

From The Daily Show to music’s biggest night! Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 63rd Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, marking his debut as the ceremony’s emcee.

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American Dreams Are Alive And Well On ‘Bob Hearts Abishola’

by Adam Buckman | Media Post

At first glance, Billy Gardell might not seem like the romantic leading-man type, but he has emerged nevertheless as TV’s top romantic comedy star.For six seasons, he romanced Melissa McCarthy in “Mike & Molly.” And now he is courting an immigrant from Nigeria in “Bob ♥ Abishola,” also on CBS and emanating from the sitcom factory of producer Chuck Lorre.

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Davido | The Afrobeats Star is an Upbeat Voice in a Turbulent Time


By Jon Pareles | The New York Times

Davido — the American-born Nigerian Afrobeats artist David Adedeji Adeleke — has built an international career on songs about love and lust that have collectively amassed more than a billion streams. The album he is releasing , “A Better Time,” is filled with them.

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New Afro-Canadian TV series shooting in Calgary challenging narratives and industry norms

By Dan McGarvey  | CBC News

A new TV drama series being shot in Calgary is a Canadian first, according to its African producer and director. The African Family is based around a young Afro-Canadian woman who sponsors her husband to come to Canada from Angola, but discovers the truth about their marriage.

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Burna Boy, Tobe Nwigwe, others shine at the 2020 BET Awards

By Ezenduka Ebuka Murphy | Deythere.com

Burna Boy, Tobe Nwigwe, Roddy Ricch and Megan thee Stallion were some of the artistes who took the 15th annual BET Hip Hop Awards by storm .During a show that seemed to focus more on performances than awards, Nigerian star Burna Boy and Nigerian-born Houston spitter Tobey Nwigwe stood out with their performances.

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