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Davido wins big at 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

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Nigerian pop artiste, Davido, won big at the just concluded Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).
The DMW boss edged out his Nigerian/African counterparts including Wizkid, Too Fan, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Olamide and Tiwa Savage to take home the prestigious “African artiste of the Year” award.
Nigerian singer, Runtown, won the same award in 2017.
The new win adds to Davido’s inventory of awards.
At home, the superstar singer leads this year’s Headies Awards nominees list with the highest number of nods – six (6), with two of his hit singles (IF and FIA) competing in the same category “Best pop single”.
Prolific Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie, took home “Hiplife/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year” and “Best rapper of the year” respectively while veteran Ghanaian singer, Naa Amanua Dodoo, was honoured with the “Lifetime achievement Award”
The event was held at the International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana.
See full list of winners below:
Highlife Song Of the Year
Dream – Kumi Guitar
Bronya – Wutah
Odo – KiDi – WINNER
Angela – Kuami Eugene
Over – R2bees
Hustle – Ebony
Gospel Song Of The Year
Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle ft Loigi Maclean – WINNER
Boot 4 Boot- Joyce Blessing
Obi Nyanime – Patience Nyarko
Efatawo – Nacee
Adom – Gifty Osei
Jehovah – Ceccy Twum
Hiplife Song of the Year
Total Cheat – Fancy Gadam ft Sarkodie – WINNER
Boys Boys – Nacee F. Guru
Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinataa
Ayoo – Shatta Wale
One Corner – Patapaa
Hip-Hop Song Of The Year
State Of The Art – Teephlow
Light It Up – Sarkodie
Grind Day (Remix) – Kwesi Arthur ft Sarkodie & Medikal – WINNER
Pen and Paper – Kojo-Cue & Shaker
Dear God – B4Bonah
Reggae/Dancehall Song Of The Year
Until The Dawn – Efya
My Own – Samini – WINNER
My Name – Stonebwoy
Faya Burn Dem – Article Wan
Rewind – Mzvee
Dem Confuse – Shatta Wale
Afro Pop Song Of The Year
Makoma – Adina
Oh Yeah – King Promise
Say You Love Me -KiDi
Sing My Name -MzVee
Jennifer Lomotey – Kurl Songz
Sponsor – Ebony – WINNER
My Baby – Magnom
Come From Afar – Stonebwoy
Gospel Artiste Of The Year
Joyce Blessing
Patience Nyarko
Joe Mettle – WINNER
Celestine Donkor
Nacee
Gifty Osei
HighLife Artiste Of The Year
Wutah
Kidi
Kuami Eugene – WINNER
Becca
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste Of The Year
Shatta Wale
Ebony
Stonebwoy – WINNER
Mzvee
Songwriter Of The Year
Kumi Guitar: Dream – Kumi Guitar
Joe Mettle: Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle
Bullet: Maame Hw3 – Ebony – WINNER
Kofi Kinaata: Last Show – Willis Beatz
Samini: My Own – Samini
Stonebwoy: My Name – Stonebwoy
Best Music Video Of The Year
Dream – Kumi Guitar – Abass
Selfish – King Promise – Vertex
My Girl – B4Bonah – David Nicol Sey
Wedding Car – Opanka – Bra Shizzle
Obi Agyi Obi Girl – Captain Planet – Gyo-Phamous Filmz – WINNER
Pen & Paper – Kojo Cue & Shaker – E Kumodzi
Record Of The Year
Dream – Kumi Guitar
My Own – Samini
Glory – Sarkodie
State Of The Art – Teephlow – WINNER
Hiplife/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year
Ponobiom
R2bees
Captain Planet
Kwesi Arthur
Sarkodie – WINNER
VVIP
Best Male Vocal Performance
Joe Mettle – Bo No Nii – WINNER
King Promise – Selfish
Kidi – Odo
Kuami Eugene – Angela
Mugeez – Over
Samini – My Own
Best Female Vocal Performance
Adina – Makoma – WINNER
Nana Yaa – Don’t Leave Me Alone
Efya – Love
Mzvee – Bright Lights
Becca – Summuy3
Best Group of the Year
VVIP
R2bees
Wutah – WINNER
Best Rapper of the Year
Eno Barony – Fear No Man
Teflon – Phlowducation
Sarkodie – Light It Up – WINNER
Shaker – Pen and Paper
Ko-jo Cue – Pen and Paper
Strongman – Transformer
Best Collaboration of the Year
Bo Noo Ni – Joe Mettle Ft Luigi Maclean
Sing My Name Remix— Mzvee Ft Patoranking
Jennifer Lomotey— Kurl Songs ft Sarkodie
Pain Killer— Sarkodie ft Runtown
Taking Over— Shatta Wale Ft S.M Militants – WINNER
Obi Agye Obi Girl— Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinata
Na Wash— Becca ft Patoranking
African Artiste of the Year
Davido – WINNER
Wizkid
Too Fan
Cassper Nyovest
Nasty C
Tiwa Savage
Olamide
Best New Artiste of the Year
King Promise
Kurl Songz
Kidi
Kuami Eugene – WINNER
Magnom
Kwes

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Here’s how Idris Elba dismissed James Bond rumours on Twitter

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Here’s how Idris Elba dismissed James Bond rumours on Twitter

Idris Elba has reacted to latest rumors linking him to the role of the new James Bond.

On Sunday, August 12, 2018, after his name was, for the umpteenth time, linked to the role of 007, the British actor tweeted: “My name’s Elba,” an obvious allusion to the famous line spoken by Bond.

Hours later, Elba, who has for years been rumoured as the next 007, tweeted a photo of the rap group Public Enemy alongside a lyric from one of their favourite songs: “Don’t believe the HYPE …”

The tweets came days after a report in Daily Star

alleged that director Antoine Fuqua said that Bond producer Barbara Broccoli intends to bring diversity to the role.

However, according to CNN, a spokesperson for Faqua said the report in Daily Star isn’t accurate.

For years, Elba has been a fan favourite for the Fictional MI6 agent James Bond character, and severally, he has dismissed rumours that he’s in talks with the studio to replace the current Bond,

Daniel Craig.

In 2014, he told CNN that he’s open to playing the role. “It would be such an honor,” he said. “I mean what do we have to do here? We have to wear beautiful suits, drive nice cars, chase bad guys and date beautiful women? I dunno, sounds good to me.”

Also in 2014, a hacked Sony email » revealed the company thought the actor “should be the next Bond”.

Elba responded via Twitter, asking ” Isn’t 007 supposed to be handsome? “glad you think I’ve got a shot!” »

And in 2016, he told Good Morning America » that he is too old to play Bond.

Craig, who took over from Pierce Brosnan in 2005, has severally been reported to quit his role as 007 » . However, he is signed on to play the character in the 25th Bond film, which will be out in 2019.

Other actors who have been mentioned as potential Bond include Tom Hiddleston, Henry Calvin, Damian Lewis among others.

Credit: Pulseng

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Why I enrolled my son as a mechanic apprentice – Kunle Afolayan

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Actor and film producer, Kunle Afolayan shared with Saturday Beats the major reasons why he enrolled his eight-year-old son as an apprentice in a mechanic workshop.

The actor had shared a video of his son Darimisire spending his holiday in a mechanic workshop. The video got a lot of positive reactions from his fans on social media.

In a chat with Saturday Beats , the Figurine director revealed why he wants his son to learn a vocation in addition to his academic studies.

He said, “Children of this generation may think they are having fun because they didn’t experience what some of us experienced but they are caged. Most of their life is spent either in front of television or the computer game. My children are a bit different; they are not addicted to anything.

Even the most senior one who has a phone, most times I force him to pick the phone because he doesn’t stay on it.

“I also want him to learn how to interact with people outside the house and learn how to speak Yoruba so that when he is back in school, he will understand that life has different sides and not everybody is privileged to have what he has,” he added.

Afolayan who just launched a clothing line said that he never thought he would go into fashion industry.

“I never planned to have a clothing line; I like to be different, so I decided to use the Adire fabric to improve on the kembes I bought in India. After I designed and made some for myself, people liked it; that was why I decided to make a business out of it.”

The producer also shared how sad he feels about the challenges the Nigerian movie industry is currently facing.

“It’s sad that even after many years, we are still talking about the challenges in the movie industry. I saw an interview my father granted in 1980 titled: ‘The problems in the Nigerian Film Industry,’ so you can imagine if after almost forty years we are still discussing challenges.

“We don’t have a proper distribution framework that gives the proper return on investment in movies. We also lack adequate capacity building; I haven’t shot any film in two years because return is not guaranteed except if you get distribution outside Nigeria.”

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Ras Kimono’s burial dates announced

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The late legendary Nigerian Reggae artist, Ras Kimono, who passed on at the age of 60, will be buried in his home town, Onitsha Olona, Delta State, on August 25.

Ras Kimono died in a Lagos hospital on June 10, after a brief illness.

The family of the late reggae legend revealed this at a briefing in Surulere, Lagos.

Theophilus Ehizibue, who spoke on behalf of the family at the briefing said, “Kimono’s journey to eternity will commence on August 17, with a social wake keep at his residence in Magodo, Lagos on August 22.

Thereafter, his former record label, Premier Music, will hold a night of tributes in his honour at Freedom Park on Monday, August 20, while a reggae dancehall party comes up at his Magodo residence.”

Mr. Ehizubue also added that the Association of Music Band Organisation of Nigeria would equally hold a night of tributes at Freedom Park on August 21.

“The Copyright Society of Nigeria’s night of tributes holding at COSON House, Ikeja, Lagos holds on August 22. His lying-in-state will take place at the Lagos Television Blue Roof Arena, Agidingbi, Ikeja, from 9a.m. to 12noon on August 24. His body leaves for Asaba, Delta State on the same day.

“While in Asaba, there will be a procession by the Rasta community on August 24 and this will be followed by a brief lying-in-state between 1p.m. and 3 p.m. Then wake-keep holds at home town, Olona.

Saturday, August 25, he would be lying-in-state in his compound in Olona, followed by interment. A the thanksgiving service will hold on August 26.”

Born on May 9, 1958, Ras Kimono rose to fame in 1989 with his album, ‘Under pressure’ which launched him to stardom.

It set the tone as he released more songs and started touring Africa, Europe and the U.S. He also won several awards, including the Nigerian Music Awards, and Fame Music Awards.

The reggae star, who was known for hit songs like ‘We No Want’ and ‘“Rum-Bar Stylée” had reportedly concluded plans to travel to the United States.

Sadly, he was rushed to a hospital in Lagos where he passed on.

Born in Delta State, he celebrated his 60th birthday amidst fanfare in Lagos in May.

In October 2017, he dropped a new single after many years of hiatus from the music scene.

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