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Nigerians are praising pop star Burna Boy despiting losing at the Grammys 2020  that took place on Sunday at the Staples Centre.

 

The African Giant and Angélique Kidjo were set against each other in the World Music category of the US music awards.

But the Beninese singer won, for the fourth time, leaving Burna Boy still waiting to win his first.

Although his Grammy dream was dashed, Burna Boy’s fans believe having been nominated is enough recognition for the artist.

Here are some of the reactions from fans and colleagues:

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Power instability in Nigeria is nothing new and the whole wide world is aware of this. Nigerians are used to it, but not British rapper, Stefflon Don.

Latest to join the bandwagon of people complaining about irrational instability of power in Nigeria is Burna Boy’s girlfriend, Stefflon Don.

Stefflon took to her Instagram page to rant about the unstable electricity in the city of Lagos. She posted a video where she expressed her disappointment.

She was heard saying the words’ “Everyday guys, At this point, guys, every day, Nigeria power goes off.”

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Burna Boy has been the talk of the town this week after he released his spectacular album “African Giant” in the early hours of Friday.

While fans are jamming to the tracks on the album, Burna Boy has explained the concept behind the album cover.

According to Burna Boy, the album art is loaded with hidden clues, details and tributes adding that the album art is inspired by the first ever ten Naira note.

Another clue in the album cover is the “BB 7” which stands for his 7th album and the serial numbers represent his date of birth.

Other cryptic details on the cover art include images of his grandfather, his father and gold coins all signifying different things.

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The long-anticipated fourth season of the Big Brother Naija reality show on Sunday kicked off with 21 housemates.

This is the highest number of housemates so far as 2017’s ‘See Gobe’ had 14 housemates and 2018’s ‘Double Wahala’ had 20 housemates.

The first housemate introduced was Avala, a 30-year-old from Ogun State who said she was in the show for the money.

She was followed by Khafi, a 29-year-old from Ekiti state who is a police officer in London and Omashola, also 29 from Delta state who is equally in the show for the money.

Although Avala wants the world to know her, she made it clear that she was not single and ready to mingle while Omashola revealed that he is a talkative.

28-year-old Frodd from Anambra State was announced next. He described himself as “odd, a bit complicated and a 9-5 guy who is not an entertainer.”

Meanwhile, 26-year-old Ike is from Imo State who wants to give viewers a show, drama and romance. He is also a model and asked that viewers expect a lot of attitude from him.

Ella is a giddy 30-year-old from Anambra state. She described herself as single but not available. She promised to light up the house.

27-year-old Isilomo from Edo state said she is very adventurous, single and ready to receive applications.

Fitness trainer, psychotherapist and part-time stripper, Tuoyo is 24 years old and bluntly described himself as a flirt while 26-year-old Nelson from Rivers State said he is single and very available.

Nelson is a masseuse and past Mr Universe Nigeria while 28-year-old Sir Dee, who is a banker from Kogi state, said he is in the house for the money and experience.

Seyi is a 30-year-old from Ogun state known as ‘The Doctor’. The grandson of Obafemi Awolowo is not single but was in the house for the experience.

Meanwhile, 22-year-old Esther, a lawyer and part-time hustler who was excited, said she was there for the money and fun.

26-year-old Thelma from Imo State is also in it for the money and experience, promised to spice up the house. Gedoni is a 31-year-old designer from Cross River who is single and ready to go all out in the show.

Diane is 23 and from Kaduna. She said she is going to be herself and is in the house for the money. She added that she is a terrible dancer but loves dancing.

Mercy is 26 and from Imo State. She is a video vixen who feels great and accomplished; and hopes the guys in the house will match her expectations.

23-year-old Tacha hails from Rivers State and cannot wait to show the world herself. She added that loves to make money.

Jeff is 30 and from Anambra. He wants to have fun and cause trouble with the ladies. 28-year-old Mike is from Manchester and Lagos. He is married and openly declared his love for his wife.

Mike is a high jumper who will probably go for the Olympics in 2020. Also, Kim Oprah

The show also featured live performances from Burna Boy, Zlatan and Teni the Entertainer who thrilled the crowd with hit songs and eye-catching dance steps.

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Musician Burna Boy has been named in Forbes Africa’s latest ‘30 Under 30’ list.

The 28-year-old BET Award winner was named in the creative category alongside other 29 most success creative arts personalities below 30 years who have excelled in their respective fields.

Burna Boy is not the only Nigerian named under this category as Richard Akuson (Founder & Editor of A Nasty Boy), Helen Chukwu (Fashion Designer, Founder & CEO of Helen Couture) and Abisola Akintunde (Founder & Creative Director of MakeupbyAshabee and Beelashes) all earned spots.

In all, this year’s list has over 120 names, up from 90 last year, across four categories – business, technology, creatives and sport.

Below is the full list of persons named under Creatives

Burna Boy, 28, Nigeria, Musician
Karabo Poppy Moletsane, 27, South Africa, Creative Illustrator, Street Artist & Graphic Designer
Rophnan Nuri, 29, Ethiopia, Electronic Dance Music Artist
Henry Amponsah, 28, Ghana, Designer, Founder & CEO of 101 Clothing
Austin Malema, 28, South Africa, Photographer & CEO of Pixelkollective
Harmony Katulondi, 29, Democratic Republic of Congo, Presenter, Model, Actor and Voice Over Artist
Kapasa Musonda, 29, Zambia, Fashion Designer
Richard Akuson, 26, Nigeria, Founder & Editor of A Nasty Boy
Menzi Mcunu, 22, South Africa, Founder of the Afrocentric Gentlemvn
Trevor Stuurman, 26, South Africa, Photographer and Creative Director
Kim Jayde, 28, Zimbabwe, TV Presenter, Model & MC
Petite Noir, 28, Democratic Republic of Congo, Singer, Songwriter & Producer
Aisha Baker, 29, South Africa, Business Woman, Influencer and Style Icon
Karun, 24, Kenya, Musician
Gilmore Moyo, 27, Zimbabwe, Creative Director, Content Creator, Fashion Facilitator, TV & Radio Host and Founder of Paper Bag Africa
Boitumelo ‘Boity’ Thulo, 29, South Africa, TV Host, Entrepreneur & Musician
Hermann Kamte, 27, Cameroon, Architect, Founder & CEO of Hermann Kamte & Associates
Helen Chukwu, 25, Nigeria, Fashion Designer, Founder & CEO of Helen Couture
Luis Munana, 27, Namibia, Creative Director, Model, TV Host & Founder of Voigush Africa and Waka Waka Moo
Upile Chisala, 24, Malawi, Author & Poet
Joseph Awuah-Darko, 22, Ghana, Contemporary Artist
Joe ‘Human’ Nawaya, 25, Democratic Republic of Congo, Graphic Designer & Co-Founder of Creative Mind Space
Thando Thabethe, 29, South Africa, Actress & Radio DJ
Rich Mnisi, 27, South Africa, Fashion Designer
Kevin Njue, 27, Kenya, Producer, Director, Writer & CEO of Rocque Pictures
Sho Madjozi, 27, South Africa, Musician
Sarah Owusu, 28, Ghana, Artist & Painter
Abisola Akintunde, 28, Nigeria, Founder & Creative Director of MakeupbyAshabee and Beelashes
Yaa Bonsu, 28, Kenya, Fashion Stylist & Creative
Paola Audrey Ndengue, 29, Côte d’Ivoire, Host, Producer & Co-Founder of Fashizblack

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There are hundreds of thousands of women to choose from his home country, but Burna Boy settled for UK rapper Stefflon Don.

The couple have been in the news recently following Burna’s Best International Act win at the 2019 BET awards.

However, issues concerning their relationship have been on the discussion table with Stefflon Don at the centre field.

A fan initially took a swipe at Burna Boy for not posting Stefflon Don on his social media pages and adviced the UK artiste to leave him if he does not change.

Stefflon Don replied her post and told the fan that Burna Boy has chosen to keep his social media pages for business only and she understands that.

Now, another person has questioned why Burna Boy is dating a foreigner and not a Nigerian lady tweeting: “LMAO. Burna boy left Nigerian women alone and became happy”

The BET Award winner did not take offense in the comment and rather gave a courteous response to the curious fan.

“Nothing to do with Country oh!” he said. “Love is love Nigerian women are amazing . If you meet Better person , you meet better person.”

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The 2019 BET Awards is still very much on almost everyone’s lips with a lot of interesting moments that cannot be forgotten in a hurry…

The event held on Sunday (June 23) live at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and was hosted by Regina Hall.

The show kicked-off with a special performance from lead BET nominee Cardi B, who took the stage with husband Offset and a gaggle of dancers for their rendition of her hit tracks “Clout” and “Press.”

Talking about the interesting moments lets start with the red carpet looks, we picked 5 outstanding looks. See below;

Burna Boy BET

Apart from his outfit, we just love his pose😁

Nomzamo Mbatha BET Awards

Nomzamo’s look is striking and calls an attention to anyone who sees it 😍

AKA BET Awards

The embellishments on AKA shirt is everything 😁

Khoudia Diop BET Awards

Let’s just say Khoudia gave us the princess look with her outfit.

Jidenna BET Awards

And this is when the Classic man Jidenna plays with culture with a pair of sneakers 😁 Love it!

See other moments here with full list of winners

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
WINNER: Beyoncé
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Solange
SZA
Teyana Taylor

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Anderson .Paak
WINNER: Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend
Khalid

Best Group
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Gunna
WINNER: Migos
The Carters

Best Collaboration
21 Savage Ft. J. Cole — “A Lot”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars — “Please Me”
Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin — “I Like It”
H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller — “Could’ve Been”
WINNER: Travis Scott Ft. Drake — “Sicko Mode”
Tyga Ft. Offset — “Taste”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
21 Savage
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
WINNER: Nipsey Hussle
Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
WINNER: Cardi B
Kash Doll
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

Video of the Year
21 Savage — “A Lot Ft. J. Cole”
Cardi B — “Money”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars — “Please Me”
WINNER: Childish Gambino — “This Is America”
Drake — “Nice for What”
The Carters — “Apes–t”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
WINNER: Karena Evans

Best New Artist
Blueface
City Girls
Juice Wrld
WINNER: Lil Baby
Queen Naija

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell — “All of My Life”
Fred Hammond — “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin — “Love Theory”
WINNER: Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen — “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin — “Never Alone”

Best International Act
Aka (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
WINNER: Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Dave (UK)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (UK)
Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)

Best New International Act 
Headie One (UK)
Jokair (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (UK)
WINNER: Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Teni (Nigeria)

Best Actress
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
WINNER: Regina King
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
WINNER: Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

YoungStars Award
Caleb Mclaughlin
Lyric Ross
WINNER: Marsai Martin
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

Best Movie
WINNER: Blackkklansman
Creed 2
If Beale Street Could Talk
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
The Hate U Give

Sportswoman of the Year
Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
WINNER: Serena Williams
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year
Kevin Durant
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
WINNER: Stephen Curry
Tiger Woods

Album of the Year
Travis Scott — Astroworld
Meek Mill — Championships
Ella Mai — Ella Mai
The Carters — Everything Is Love
WINNER: Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy

2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin — “I Like It”
Childish Gambino — “This Is America”
Drake — “In My Feelings”
WINNER: Ella Mai — “Trip”
J. Cole — “Middle Child”
Travis Scott Ft. Drake — “Sicko Mode”

Bet Her Award
Alicia Keys — “Raise a Man”
Ciara — “Level Up”
WINNER: H.E.R. — “Hard Place”
Janelle Monáe — “Pynk”
Queen Naija — “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor — “Rose in Harlem”

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