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WizKid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ Hits US Best-Selling African Album Record

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Nigerian superstar WizKid’s ‘Made In Lagos,’ has broken record as the US Best-Selling African Album, after reaching an impressive 680,000 sales milestone.

The album also exceeded expectations in terms of streaming, accumulating over 1.02 billion on-demand streams in the USA alone.

This development further reaffirmed WizKid’s place as a global music icon and the growing influence of Nigerian rap music on the global space.

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WizKid rode to stardom in the early 2010s with his hit single ‘Holla at Your Boy’.

Ever sine, the Afrobeats star has steadily delivered chart-topping hits, collaborating with renowned artists such as Drake, Beyoncé, Skepta, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown among others.

His unique fusion of Afrobeats, reggae, and hip-hop has captivated audiences worldwide, making him a trailblazer for Afrobeats music.

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Recall that the ‘Made In Lagos’ album was released in October 2020.

The album gained critical acclaim for its infectious melodies, captivating lyrics, and diverse range of collaborations.

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The album featured the likes of Burna Boy, Damian Marley, and H.E.R., further elevating its appeal to a global audience.

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‘Made In Lagos’ was consider as a huge success because WizKid featured another Nigerian act ‘Tems’ on the song ‘Essence.’

The song gained worldwide success as it hit top of global charts, record sales, summer playlist of prominent figures and recognition in international awards.

The album’s staggering 1.02 billion on-demand streams in the USA alone highlight the power of streaming in reaching a wide audience and solidifying WizKid’s global fan base.

WizKid’s record with ‘Made In Lagos’ has left the Afrobeats music with a groundbreaking milestone.

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The trend obviously portends a huge inspiration for the upcoming Nigerian rappers and opened more doors for the Nigerian music industry.

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Family Announces Burial Arrangement For Nollywood Actor, Muonagor

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The family of the late Nollywood actor, Amaechi Muonagor, has announced his burial date.

According to a burial poster signed by his family, the legendary actor would be buried in his hometown in Ugamuma village, Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

According to the poster, friends, fans, and well-wishers are invited to join the family in paying their final respects to the late actor, “whose contributions to the film industry have left an indelible mark”.

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The poster indicated that the burial ceremony will commence on Thursday, June 20, 2024, with a service of songs at his residence by 6pm

On Friday, June 21, 2024, the funeral service will begin at 7am, with the body leaving Crown Hospital Mortuary to his residence for lying in state.

The burial service will follow at 10 am at his residence, Nze Amaechi Muonagor, School of Health, Ugamuma Obosi.

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Interment will take place immediately after the service at his compound in Ugamuma village.

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The ceremony will conclude with an outing thanksgiving service at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Ugamuma Obosi, on Sunday, June 23, 2024, by 10 am.

The poster read partly, “The entire family of Z.O. Muonagor of Umuokor sub-family Umudulor in Ugamuma village, Obosi, wishes to honour the loving memory of our son, father, husband, brother, and uncle, Nze Amaechi Muonago.

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“Even in death, he has left a legacy of love and exceptional artistry that will be cherished forever.

“We would appreciate your esteemed presence as we lay to rest our beloved son, husband, father, brother, and uncle. Join us in celebrating the life of a Nollywood icon.”

The actor died on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at the age of 67, after suffering from protracted kidney-related issues, diabetes, and stroke.

Before his death, the deceased was known for his mastery in interpreting roles in movies and endeared himself to audiences with his versatility in both comical and epic movies.

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Otedola Daughter, DJ Cuppy Appointed By British Monarchy, Father Congratulates Her

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Billionaire businessman, Femi Otodola has congratulated his daughter, Florence Otedola, aka DJ Cuppy, on her recent appointment as King’s Trust International Ambassador to King Charles III.

The British monarch King Charles III had invited DJ Cuppy to a reception at Buckingham Palace in celebration of The King’s Trust Awards 2024.

Sharing a picture from his daughter’s meeting with King Charles III via his Instagram page, Otedola lauded DJ Cuppy for “brilliantly” representing Nigeria and congratulated her on her new role as Trust International Ambassador.

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He captioned the photo, “Our CuppyMusic is going places! His Majesty King Charles III invited Ms Cuppy to Buckingham Palace, and she represented us brilliantly [Nigeria flag emoji].

“Congratulations on your new role as a King’s Trust International Ambassador.”

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Tears, As Jnr. Pope Is Laid To Rest In Enugu

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The sleepy town of Uwala Abaka, Ukehe, in Nsukka, Igboetiti Local Government Area of Enugu State, was enveloped by sadness and grief, as the remains of one of their illustrious sons, actor John Odonwodo, popularly known as Junior Pope was laid to rest.

The burial rites commenced at 10 am with a commendation mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Ukehe, and lying-in-state at his father’s compound, where family members, well-wishers, colleagues and friends had the final glimpse of the late actor before the body was moved to a private venue for internment at about 1.30 pm.

The atmosphere at the burial ceremony was somber as colleagues and fans gathered to pay their final respects to the late actor.

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The late actor’s wife, Jennifer Awele couldn’t back tears as she was sighted weeping profusely at the commencement of the final funeral procession.

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Her first son, who was trying to console his mother by wiping the tears off her face, equally broke down in tears. Unfortunately, some of the A-list actors and actresses, including the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, were visibly missing at the burial ceremony.

The 43-year-old actor died alongside four other people on April 10, after their boat capsized in the Anam River, in Anambra State, while returning from a movie shoot.

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Speaking at the burial ceremony, veteran actress Rita Edochie said that she was heartbroken when she heard the sad news of Junior Pope’s death.

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