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Simi Shares The Stage Name She Almost Adopted

Simi is one of the rare artists in the music industry who has utilised her own name as her stage name. However, it almost was not the case.

Simi described how she began by going by a completely new name and explains why she stopped doing so in an interview with Sheen Magazine.

She also discussed when she discovered she wanted to pursue music professionally, how she grew her social media following and the ambitions she still has for herself as an artist at this point in her career.

Below is an excerpt from the interview;

“Was there a turning point when you realized you could do this music thing forreal? “

Simi: I knew since I was a teenager, since I was a kid that I wanted to do music, because I always had a deep, intense, innate love for music.

I knew that’s where my heart was going to lead me to. Whatever else I was doing, at whatever time in my life.

I knew that’s where I was going to end up because of how I felt about music. I’m the kind of person who puts the most energy into the things that I love.

I started in the choir, I started with gospel music, so I’ve been doing this for quite a while.

“Is Simi your real name?”

Yeah. My full name is Simisola but everybody calls me Simi.

“Did you ever consider another artist’s name? “

Yeah! That’s funny, no one’s ever asked me that. But starting out, I used to call myself Keisha. I don’t remember why now, but I used to call myself Keisha. [laughs]

I think one of my friends gave it to me, but it didn’t sit right, so I went back to my name.

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“Last Last” By Burna Boy Receives UK Certification

Burna Boy, the self-proclaimed African Giant and Odogwu of the Nigerian music industry, has scored another victory as his song, Last Last receives Gold certification in the United Kingdom.

The song ‘Last Last’ was certified gold by the Brits on September 23, 2022, after selling 400,000 units in the United Kingdom, making Burna Boy the African artist with the most gold certifications in the region.

On September 23, the official Brits Awards Twitter account confirmed this certification along with a graphic of the Last Last album cover showing a gold stamp.

The UK certification of Burna Boy’s Last Last brings his total to three Gold certifications, including that of his Ye single and African Giant album.

Recall it was Friday, July 29, 2022, that ‘Last Last’ was declared Brit Certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry after over 200,000 units of the song were sold in the United Kingdom, UK.

The certification offers further proof of the song’s acclaim and success internationally and is also a marker of Burna Boy’s global fame.

Burna Boy has announced that he intends to release ‘Love, Damini‘ deluxe. The deluxe will likely come with a ‘Last Last‘ remix that features Nigerian British rapper Dave.

The arrival of the remix will further propel the song to fame in the United Kingdom and give it a shot for a platinum plaque.

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Nigerians Rally Support For Davido’s “Fem” For New Grammy Awards Category

The Afrobeats poster-boy is being tipped to bag a nomination in a new Grammy award category.

Nigerian heavyweight singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has gotten support from a lot of Nigerians to be nominated for a new category in the Grammy Awards.

The Recording Academy, who has confirmed that plans are currently being considered to create a category for Afrobeats at the Grammy awards, also made it known that a new category known as “Best Song for Social Change” will be introduced.

According to the academy, the category was proposed by their voting members to recognize creators of message-driven music that responds to the social issues of our time and has the potential for positive global impact.

Following this new development, a sizable number of music fans are tipping and rallying support for the DMW frontline act and owner to be nominated for the category due to the impact his Afrofusion tune “Fem” had during the #ENDSARS Portest youth movement in Nigeria.

The #ENDSARS movement was a peaceful protest organised and led by Nigerian youths in October 2020 to march against police brutality, bad governance, and other mind-shattering vices in the country.

However, the protest was met by the gruesome massacre of civilians on October 20, 2020, at the Lekki-Toll Gate in Lagos.

Davido’s “FEM” during the protest was an energetic song that constantly aided the cause and sent a message to the oppresors that the people were tired of “mere talks” about change but would rather see “actions”.

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The Recording Academy Confirm Grammy Award Plans For Afrobeats

The Recording Academy has hinted at big and unexpected plans for afrobeat at the Grammy Awards.

The Recording Academy has confirmed that plans are currently being considered to create a category for Afrobeats at the Grammy awards.

This was confirmed by the CEO of the recording academy Harvey Manson Jr., to the press in Ghana.

Harvey Manson confirmed that the recording academy had a listening session with major players in the Afrobeats scene indicating that steps are involved in creating a category for Afrobeats as it has to be a proposal submitted to academy for them to make the decision which is what is currently being worked on to ensure accurate representation of the different colours and styles the Afrobeats sound possesses.

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Lil Kesh Releases Snippet Of A New Song (LISTEN)

Singer Lil Kesh has shared the snippet of a new song fans should expect from him in days to come.

Award-winning singer and songwriter Keshinro Ololade, who is popularly known as Lil Kesh, took to his social media platform on Sunday, September 25, 2022, to share a snippet of an unreleased song with fans.

This is something that has been highly anticipated by fans following the massive success of his hit song ‘Don’t Call Me’ which featured Zinoleesky.

The former YBNL signee has his eyes set on dropping an amazing song probably before the end of 2022, as the official date of its release was not confirmed or announced by Lil Kesh in any follow-up post.

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Rihanna Shares Exciting News to Her Fans

Rihanna has made an announcement to supporters that she will perform at the half-time show for the annual football extravaganza.

The amazing singer confirmed the news on her official Twitter account on Sunday, September 25th, 2022.

She shared a photo of her tattooed arm clasping a football, the post received over 700 thousand likes in the first 20 minutes

This announcement is coming three years after she turned down the invite to perform at the event in 2019.

She rejected the place because of the way Colin Kaepernick had been treated during that time.

The suit was withdrawn two years later after Kaepernick and the NFL reached a confidential settlement. He still remains unsigned.

The game draws one of the biggest single TV audiences of the year, it has been scheduled to be played at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on February 12th, 2023.

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BBNaija: This is unfair – Fans react after Sheggz was booed on stage following his eviction [VIDEO]

Evicted BBNaija level up Housemate, Olusegun Olusemo, better known as Sheggz, got one of the most brutal receptions after his eviction from the show.

Sheggz got a mean reaction live at the BBNaija arena from fans of the show who showed their displeasure with some of his antics during his stay on the show.

After Sheggz’s eviction was announced, fans in the live hall could be sighted cheering and celebrating that the aspiring actor had finally left the show.

The ex-professional footballer was practically booed off the stage during his eviction interview with Ebuka.

However, it seemed all that didn’t faze the reality TV star as he walked off after his interview putting up a peace out sign.

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After dragging Annie Idibia into face-off with Suleman, Halima Abubakar makes U-turn

Veteran Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar has tendered an apology to her colleague, Annie Idibia after she dragged her into her online bout with Apostle Johnson Suleman.

Recall that Halima Abubakar who has been slamming the Omega Fire Ministries General Overseer over her pitiable state of health raised eyebrows after she mentioned Mercy Johnson and Annie Idibia while affirming that they must get their dose of online lashes.

Be it as it may, Halima Abubakar through her manager who claims to have been handling the thespian’s page owing to her ailment took to the actress’ IG stories to apologize for mentioning Annie’s name.

According to the post, Halima Abubakar was Annie Idibia bridesmaid during her wedding in Dubai. The post also held that Tuface’s wife has nothing to do with Suleman.

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The post reads:

“Good morning to you all. You can’t tell a story, without names. No one is here to drag Annie. Halima won’t do it. Halima was a bridesmaid to Annie in Dubai. She left even Annie pissed cos, Halima was crying on the phone. All day it was usually always an issue with him.

She has nothing to do with Sule…like sory u will be mentioned…so you will know how long, this has been. She is married, and will stay married.xoxo”

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ChaCha Eke lambastes Mr P over incident at PSquare concert

Nollywood actress, Chacha Eke, has questioned the mental health of renowned Nigerian artist, Peter Okoye, popularly known as Mr P, over his encounter with a female fan on stage.

The singer who is married with two kids had kissed an unidentified fan while performing alongside his brother, Paul Okoye, also known as Rudeboy at a recently sold-out concert.

His action, however, received backlash from some social media users many of whom accused him of disrespecting his wife.

However, Chacha Eke couldn’t help but react as well, as she called out Mr. P on her social media page.

The Nollywood star who revealed that she was bipolar, shared a video where she suggested that the Nigerian artist is sick just like her.

The mother of four expressed her opinion about what might be wrong with the music star’s mental health and also urged him to reach out to her and narrate his crazy episodes.

Captioning the video, she wrote;

“Your Mental Health Needs Rest & Repair, Dear “Mr.P”

Take Time To Eat & Sleep.”

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Portable’s dance with female fan at concert in Ghana stirs reactions (Video)

Popular street-hop artiste, Habeeb Okikiola, better known as Portable Omolalomi got tongues wagging again over his performance in Ghana recently.

Portable who visited Egypt lately for a concert proceeded to Ghana immediately for another show and performed in his usual spirited and wild manner.

The singer who is fond of pulling down his trousers while performing repeated the display but this time it was a bit different as a lady rushed onto the stage and began twerking for the crooner.

Flowing with the energy, Portable grabbed her backside as the duo entertained fans for some moments with their sensual dance moves.

The ‘Zazu Zeh’ hitmaker however backed off in a matter of seconds as he switched to another move.

Sharing the video, he wrote:

“Aza Man Every Other Day Is Aza Man Kinimah Fajah Show Killer Disturbing Ghana 🇬🇭 ZAzuu IKA Of Africa 🌍”

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In reaction to the video, followers of the singer left distinct comments.

One toboohgbaby wrote:
“Make I go tag your wife self 😒”

decencychiemeka wrote:
“Our Queen is jealous seeing that lady rocking Portable 😂😂, so she no comment.”

jeffrey_john77 wrote:
“You dey really try bro, I like your improvement this days…see as Ghana love you and turn up for you. No worry better and big shows ahead👏👏❤️”

 

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Rudeboy revisits split with Mr P, reveals who was responsible for PSquare’s 6-year quarrel in new video

Veteran musician, Paul ‘Rudeboy’ Okoye has revisited his half a decade-long separation from twin brother, Peter ‘Mr P’ Okoye of the PSquare fame.

In an interview with media personality and Rapper Olamide’s alleged Babymama, Maria Okan, Rudeboy reaffirmed that he and Mr P have reconciled for good.

Paul was asked why they kept malice for that long and he responded that it was the Devil that caused it all.

Rudeboy added that PSquare is back 100 percent and they have put the Devil to shame.

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The superstar siblings reunited in December 2021 after being apart for six years and a video capturing the heartwarming moment went viral.

The music duo recently dropped their long-awaited songs, Jaiye (Ihe geme), a party starter song with a music video directed by TG Omori and love song “Find Somebody”.

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‘She Dey Fear Make Dem No Snatch Man Wey She Snatch’ — Reactions As Phyna Accuses Chichi Of Trying To Snatch Groovy (Video)

Big Brother Naija Level Up housemate, Phyna has accused Chichi of trying to snatch her love interest, Groovy.

In a chat with Bella, Phyna disclosed that her closest friend in the house, Chichi, had always been trying to get Groovy’s attention.

According to Phyna, Chichi had always had Groovy under her radar; she cited a moment when she and her interest were sleeping and Chichi came to wake him up.

Citing another instance, Phyna shared how Chichi had selectively called the housemates to the lounge, including Groovy, but hadn’t called her.

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