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Tobi Amusan gets surprise video call from Tiwa Savage after winning historic World 100m Hurdles Gold

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Multi award-winning Nigerian musician, Tiwa Savage had FaceTime call with Nigerian Athlete, Tobi Amusan after the latter won a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships.

Amusan became the first Nigerian to win a gold medal at the world championships with a spirited display in Eugene, Oregon, in the early hours of Monday.

It was a night of domination for the Nigerian as she retired Keni Harrison of USA world’s record of 12.20 from 2016 with 12.12 in the semi-final and crowned it up with a wind-aided 12.06 second in the final to crown the effort of a fruitful year.

Reacting, Tiwa Savage took to Instagram on Monday evening to applaud Amusan on the feat.

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In the video uploaded on her instastory, The Somebody’s son hitmaker who could not hold back her excitement stated that she cannot wait to meet Tobi.

Thank you, thank you. God bless you. Any support, anything, I’m with you a 100%. I’m so happy for you and I can’t wait to meet you,” Tiwa said in parts as she gushed over Tobi.

Tobi also appreciated the singer for her support, adding that she feels humbled having a conversation with the award winning singer.

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“Why I regard 2baba as ‘OG’ in music” – Odumodublvck

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"Why I regard 2baba as 'OG' in music" - Odumodublvck

Tochukwu Ojogwu, known widely as Odumodublvck, a popular Nigerian rapper, has declared that 2Baba is the only veteran Nigerian artiste he considers a legend.

Odumodublvck stressed that the ‘African Queen’ singer has inspired an entire generation of musicians.

Odumodublvck made these comments in response to a viral video in which 2Baba praised him and other emerging talented musicians.

Taking to his X handle, Odumodublvck wrote:

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“This is the person I call an OG [legend]. All day, every day. He sings, he raps. He sings and raps. [He] inspired a whole generation [of musicians]. It’s not a joke.”

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Celebrate Ileya Festival with Remi Aluko, Wale Thompson, Sir Shina Peters at Avalanche Club

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Avalanche Club is set to become the epicentre of celebration this Ileya Festival with a lineup of electrifying performances by some of Nigeria’s most beloved musicians.

The festivities kick off this Friday, June 14, with a performance by the renowned fuji musician King Aderemi Aluko. Known for his dynamic stage presence and captivating fuji beats, Aluko promises to deliver a show that attendees won’t soon forget.

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IGWE as his fans love to call him is having the official welcome dance after a successful tour of Canada. Lovers of his music are assured of new fusion of fast tempo beats laced with lyrics that narrates his experience while in Canada.

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On Sunday, June 16, the celebration continues with juju music sensation Witty Wale Thompson.

Thompson, a maestro of the juju genre, will take the stage at 7pm, bringing his smooth rhythms and engaging melodies to the delighted crowd. His performance is set to be a highlight of the weekend, as fans gather to enjoy his timeless hits and new compositions.

The Ileya Festival festivities at Avalanche Club don’t end there.

The following Friday, June 21, legendary musician Sir Shina Peters will grace the stage.

Known for pioneering the Afro-Juju genre, Sir Shina Peters has a reputation for his high-energy performances and musical prowess.

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His show is anticipated to draw a large crowd, eager to see the legend perform live.

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These performances are powered by Metro Media Hub, ensuring top-notch production quality for an unforgettable entertainment experience.

 

For those looking to attend these exciting events, reservations can be made by contacting 09075545626.

Avalanche Club, known for its cozy ambiance and excellent service, is located at 5, Bamako Street, Opposite Omole Phase I, Lagos State.

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The venue is perfect for an evening of music and celebration, offering a comfortable and welcoming environment for all attendees.

This series of events at Avalanche Club is more than just a celebration of the Ileya Festival; it’s a showcase of Nigeria’s rich musical heritage.

“The mission of Avalanche is to serve its patrons the best of music, entertainment and food to celebrate the Ileya festival. Ours is premium entertainment with intention to create memories in the mind of patrons,” remarked Hon. Kehinde Bankole, CEO Avalanche.

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Ayra Starr ranks 6th on Spotify’s top streamed black female artists

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Nigerian singer Ayra Starr has cracked the top 6 most-streamed Black female artists on Spotify, according to Theheute analysis of the platform’s data. This solidifies her growing international fanbase. With over 31.9 million monthly listeners, her music has transcended African borders and found a global audience.

This feat follows the release of her sophomore album, ‘The Year I Turned 21’, on May 21st. The album, which features collaborations with American R&B singer Giveon and Brazilian pop star Anitta, explores themes of self-discovery and navigating young adulthood.

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This critically acclaimed project has likely contributed to her surging popularity on the global stage.

The report analyses the current landscape of Black female artists on Spotify, focusing on those with the highest monthly listener counts.

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Rihanna 84.8 million

Data indicates that Rihanna maintained the lead position with 84.8 million monthly listeners, solidifying her dominance on the platform. Her top songs on Spotify include ‘We Found love’, ‘This is what you came for’, and ‘Umbrella’.

SZA 72.8 million

Following closely behind is SZA, who has garnered 72.8 million monthly listeners. SZA’s consistent growth is likely due to her expanding fanbase, who are drawn to her soulful sound and introspective lyrics. Six of her songs, including ‘Good Days,’ ‘Kill Bill,’ and, most recently, ‘Snooze,’ have crossed 1 billion streams on Spotify.

Beyoncé 62.2 million

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Beyoncé remains a dominant force at number three, with 62.2 million monthly listeners. Her ability to adapt to evolving trends and genres like country music in her last album ‘Cowboy Carter’ while retaining her core audience, has been a key factor in her sustained success.

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Doja Cat 55.2 million

Doja Cat, known for her genre-bending style and infectious hooks, is number four with 55.2 million monthly listeners. Her playful approach to music continues to resonate with a global audience. Her top songs include ‘Kiss Me More,’ which features SZA, ‘Street,’ and ‘Paint the Town Red’ from her 2023 album, Scarlet.

Nicky Minaj 47.8 million

Nicki Minaj, the established rap artist, holds the number five spot with 47.8 million monthly listeners, a testament to her loyal fanbase. Her fierce rapping style and unapologetic persona continue to influence the genre. Songs like ‘Starship’ and ‘Bang Bang’ have reached the billion on Spotify. In March 2023, she released her highly anticipated album “Pink Friday 2,” a sequel to her iconic debut.

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Ayra Starr 31.9 million

Ayra Starr showcased the global reach of music with her 31.9 million monthly listeners. Her debut album “19 & Dangerous,” released in August 2021, established her as a powerful vocalist with a knack for crafting infectious Afrobeat anthems. Starr’s sophomore album, “The Year I Turned 21,” dropped in May 2024 and further solidified her international appeal.

Cardi B 31.5 million

Cardi B, holding steady at number seven with 31.5 million monthly listeners, maintained her position through her energetic performances and unfiltered lyrics. Beyond music, Cardi B’s massive social media presence keeps her name constantly buzzing. Her viral moments and unfiltered commentary solidify her connection with fans. Though she publicly announced that she is putting a hold on releasing a new album, fans continue to anticipate the rapper’s return.

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Raye 31.5 million

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Raye, a British songstress known for her smooth vocals, secures the number eight position with 31.5 million monthly listeners. This impressive feat highlights her ability to blend styles and connect with a diverse audience seamlessly. While details surrounding her next project remain undisclosed, Raye’s consistent stream of well-received singles engages her fanbase. Known for her smooth vocals and relatable lyrics, she is poised to continue carving her path in the music industry.

Tyla 30.2 million

With 30.2 million monthly listeners, South African artist Tyla’s soulful voice and captivating storytelling are gaining recognition worldwide.

Following the critical acclaim of her debut album “TYLA,” released in October 2023, Tyla continues to build momentum. With her undeniable talent and a rapidly growing international audience, the Grammy winner is poised to become a prominent voice in the global Afrobeats scene.

Summer Walker 28 million

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Summer Walker, the queen of heartbreak anthems, occupies the number ten spot on Spotify with a loyal fanbase of 28 million monthly listeners. Her music continues to resonate with listeners navigating the complexities of love.

Following the immense success of her sophomore album “Still Over It,” released in February 2022, details regarding new music remain undisclosed.

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