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Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti and his son, Made have been named among nominees for the 2022 edition of the Grammy Awards.

Both artistes were selected for their Legacy+ album featuring tracks like 'Stop The Hate' and 'Na Bigmanism Spoil Government'.

Fellow Nigerian singers Wizkid and Burna Boy are also among the nominees in the 64th Grammy Awards.

The musicians got nominations in the Best Global Music Performance and Best Global Music Album.

Others are Rocky Dawuni for Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1, Angélique Kidjo for Mother Nature, Daniel Ho & Friends for East West Players Presents – Live in Concert.

One-time Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy fetched a nomination in the Best Global Music Performance for his collaboration with Angelique Kidjo.

Femi Kuti’s ‘Pa Pa Pa’ and Wizkid and Tems song ‘Essence’ were also nominated in this category.

The award is presented by the Recording Academy in recognition of music achievements in the United States.

Femi Kuti is the son of the late Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

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Veteran actor and comedian, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, will be buried on Wednesday in Lagos State.

Speaking with SaharaReporters, his son, Adesola Omidina, stated that his father would be buried at their residence in the Ikorodu area of the state. 

“He is set for burial tomorrow (Wednesday),” the son said.

SaharaReporters learnt that a condolence register was already opened for sympathisers, fans and well-wishers of the veteran Nollywood actor.

SaharaReporters had on Monday reported that Adesola disclosed on his Instagram page that Baba Suwe was dead.

“This is to announce the sudden death of my father Mr Babatunde Omiidina. The legend and rare gem 'Babasuwe' 11/22/21; other details will follow shortly. May your soul rest in perfect peace Dad,” he posted.

The actor was on October 12, 2011, detained by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on suspicion of drug trafficking after a body scanner at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos identified suspected drugs in his stomach. See Also Breaking News BREAKING: Nollywood Veteran Actor, Baba Suwe Is Dead

With the assistance of his lawyer, the late Bamidele Aturu, a human rights activist, the allegation was described as false and defamatory by the ruling of a Lagos High Court. His fans and supporters cheered him as he left the court building after the hearing.

Since these incidents, the actor has not been active for years due to his failing health, which many attribute to his incarceration by the NDLEA.

In April 2019, he was flown to the United States of America, where he went for treatment after having diabetes.

Rev Esther Ajayi supported the foreign medical treatment with a sum of N10million.

Actor Yomi Fabiyi had on February 24, 2019, announced that the sum of N10million donation was received from Rev. (Mrs.) Esther Ajayi through actor and producer, Gbenga Adewusi, aka Bayowa for the treatment of Baba Suwe in the US.

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had on February 21, 2019, donated the sum of one million naira to support the actor’s medical treatment. The donation was made through the Office of the Youth Organising Secretary, APC Lagos, Aregbe Idris.

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Jeff Johnson, a former reptile dealer who appeared on season one of Tiger King, has died by suicide at 58. Johnson was in front of his wife when he shot himself after an argument with her in their garage on September 8, according to People, citing the Oklahoma City Police Department and incident report, Dailymail reports….


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Veteran actor and comedian, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, is dead.

His son, Adesola Omidina, disclosed this on his Instagram page on Monday.

“This is to announce the sudden death of my father Mr Babatunde Omiidina. The legend and rare gem 'Babasuwe' 11/22/21. Other details will follow shortly! 

"May your soul rest in perfect peace Dad,” he posted.

The actor was on October 12, 2011, detained by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on suspicion of drug trafficking after a body scanner at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos identified suspected drugs in his stomach.

With the assistance of his lawyer, the late Bamidele Aturu, a human rights activist, the allegation was described as false and defamatory by the ruling of a Lagos High Court. His fans and supporters cheered him as he left the court building after the hearing.

Since these incidents, the actor has not been active for years due to his failing health, which many attribute to his incarceration by the NDLEA.

In April 2019, he was flown to the United States of America, where he went for treatment after having diabetes. 

 

Rev Esther Ajayi supported the foreign medical treatment with a sum of N10 million.

 

Actor Yomi Fabiyi had on February 24, 2019, announced that the sum of N10 million donation was received from Rev. (Mrs.) Esther Ajayi through actor and producer, Gbenga Adewusi, aka Bayowa for the treatment of Baba Suwe in the US.

 

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had on February 21, 2019, donated the sum of one million naira to support the actor’s medical treatment. The donation was made through the Office of the Youth Organising Secretary, APC Lagos, Aregbe Idris.

 

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One person has reportedly sustained injuries after Nigerian hip-hop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido and his men allegedly got into a fight with some people in a club in Dubai, UAE. 

According to reports, David's crew, known as the '30 billion gang' reportedly got into a fight at a club in Dubai, UAE over the weekend.

From videos that have now gone viral, some men said to be Davido team members engaged in a brawl, breaking bottles at the club after the artiste 'felt oppressed'.

Eyewitnesses claimed the 'Dubai guys' got to the club and ordered a lot of expensive drinks after which Davido got in and ordered just one Azul and Don Julio.

An eyewitness said patrons bought more drinks and brought out their phones to record the musician but the club’s bouncer approached them and asked them to stop recording, saying Davido didn’t like it.

“Davido only ordered one Azul and Don Julio whereas the people I went with already ordered Moet, Azul and others, that was where the problem started. Bouncers came to meet us and asked us to stop making videos. Is Davido the owner of the club? Is his father the owner of the club?" one of the members of the other camp asked. 

An argument ensued and a fight broke out between Davido’s crew and the patrons. One of the patrons allegedly collapsed after a bottle was smashed on his head.

The police intervened but some of the ladies thereafter created a scene outside the club as they claimed Davido’s men seized their phones for recording the fight.

A lady said, “You know Dubai boys love buying drinks so Davido felt oppressed. There was a guy that was making a video of Davido and Davido asked the bouncer to collect the phone from the guy. The young man said he had done nothing wrong that why will Davido ask for his phone to be seized, that was how he got angry and started throwing bottles, his boys started throwing glass cups, it was not a small issue. A young man even fainted there."

One of the ladies identified as Bianca was heard hurling insults at the musician saying she was not going to go until she retrieved her phone. 

Others accused Davido of being arrogant and capitalising on the fact that he was a celebrity. 

Over the weekend, Davido donated the sum of N250 million to orphanages across Nigeria.

The music artiste, who asked his friends to send him money for his birthday, thereafter received about N200 million from Nigerians, including billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola.

He announced on Friday that he was donating the N250 million to orphanages to help give children in those places a good life.

According to Davido, who made a personal donation of N50 million to the cause, giving and helping people around him was one of his biggest joys in life.

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Nigerian Hip-hop musician, David Adeleke widely known as Davido, has donated the sum of N250million to orphanages across Nigeria.

The music artiste, who a few days ago, asked lovers of his songs to send him birthday gifts, thereafter received about N200million from Nigerians all over the world including billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola.

He announced on Friday that he was donating the N250million to orphanages to help give children in those places a good life.

According to Davido, who made a personal donation of N50million to the cause, giving and helping people around him was one of his biggest joys in life.

He said, "I wish to express my sincere gratitude to my friends, colleagues, fans and the public for the generous expression of love in recent days.

"In my usual playful manner, I requested a few days ago that my friends and colleagues send me money in celebration of my birthday. The response and outcome exceeded my expectations as I received about N200million in less than two days. I truly appreciate everyone who donated hard-earned funds and I am very thankful for your generosity.

"I have always been passionate about giving back and helping people. In view of this, I am delighted to announce that all the funds received will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria as well as the Paroche Foundation.

"In addition, I will be making a personal donation of N50million, bringing the total amount to N250million," Davido said.

The distribution of the fund will be overseen by a five-person committee made up of individuals with integrity, according to a statement by the artiste.

 

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