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‘Nobody paved the way for Wizkid or Burna Boy’ – Odumodublvck

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Nigerian rapper Tochukwu Ojogwu, popularly known as Odumodublvck, has asserted that no musician paved the way for Wizkid, Burna Boy, or any artist.

Recall that veteran singer Eedris Abdulkareem had claimed in a recent podcast interview that he paved the way for Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid, and other Nigerian artists.

However, reacting, Odumodublvck said such a statement is an attempt to claim “God’s glory.”

He said it was the hard work and determination of Wizkid and Burna Boy that took them to where they are today.

The ‘Declan Rice’ crooner said artists can only inspire each other, but maintained that only God can pave the way to success.

On his X handle, he wrote: “Everybody dey claim pave the way. Everybody trynna claim God’s glory. None of you n*ggas paved the way for no one.

“Nobody paved the way for Wizkid or Burna [Boy]. They hustled. All of us get our individual struggles and realities.

“Inspired? Yes. Paved the way? That’s God.
No human being in the history of music has paved the way for Odumodublvck. That’s God. So tomorrow make no OG come dey talk say e paved way for me, cause bros, you were not there when I was in the deng! So keep quiet sir.”

 

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Nollywood actor Junior Pope survives boat mishap — AGN confirms

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The Nollywood community was engulfed in a wave of relief and gratitude on Wednesday night as the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) debunked rumors of the demise of popular actor Junior Pope Odonwodo, affectionately known as Jnr Pope.

Earlier in the day, distressing reports had circulated, alleging that the actor had tragically perished in a boat accident along with three companions on the Anam River in Anambra State.

Filmmaker Samuel Olatunji’s Instagram post announcing the purported passing of Junior Pope and his fellow travelers had cast a pall of sorrow over the industry. Olatunji’s somber message read, “Junior Pope passes on. Sad day for Nollywood.

“Four actors including Jnr Pope fell into Anam River on their way to location and their bodies have been recovered.”

The news escalated throughout the entertainment sphere, prompting an outpouring of condolences and prayers for the bereaved families.

However, the AGN swiftly intervened to clarify the situation, affirming that Junior Pope had survived the ordeal.

In a reassuring statement posted on their Instagram page, the AGN announced, “Junior Pope is alive. He is undergoing treatment in the hospital.”

The revelation dispelled the grim speculation, sparking a collective sigh of relief among fans and colleagues alike.

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‘Burna Boy is still a new artist’ – Slimcase

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Nigerian singer Oluwafemi Oladapo, aka Slimcase, says his colleague Burna Boy always sounds new to him despite spending over a decade in the music industry.

The ‘Shaku Shaku’ crooner spoke in a recent interview with Cool FM, Lagos, hosted by reality star, Tacha.

Slimcase said, “The top five artists I am feeling right now, Burna Boy is number one. He is still a new artist. He is always new to me everyday.

“I am also feeling Wizkid Chan, Omah Lay, Wizkid, and Baddest [Davido].”

NEWSMEN  recalls that Davido sparked controversy last year after he placed Burna Boy in the same category of “new cats” with Rema, Asake, Fireboy and Omah Lay.

 

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Alibaba mocks arrest of Bobrisky by EFCC

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Nigeria’s ace comedian, Alibaba, has weighed in on the arrest of Bobrisky by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

NEWSMEN  reported that Bobrisky, a self-proclaimed transgender and crossdresser, was arrested in Lagos on Wednesday night for allegedly mishandling naira notes.

The crossdresser was arrested for allegedly spraying and damaging the currency notes at an event.

Reacting, Alibaba took to his Instagram page and shared a picture showing men spraying and stepping on currency notes at a party.

The comedian, in sarcasm, questioned whether the EFCC’s failure to take action against the men was because of their gender.

He also questioned the justification behind Bobrisky’s arrest, stating that it was unfair.

Alibaba in apparent sarcasm implied that the EFCC disproportionately targets women, suggesting that the treatment of women in Nigeria is unjust.

“And Bobrisky was arrested for what again? Because they are men? This is not right. The other time a celebrity lady was sentenced for the same thing.

“Now, the EFCC has arrested another lady for the same thing that men get away with. The way we treat women in this country is not good. Mennnnn, I just taya,” Alibaba wrote.

 

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