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Buga is Africa’s biggest song: 9 takeaways from Kizz Daniel’s Breakfast Club Interview

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Afrobeats superstar Kizz Daniel recently appeared on Power 1051 FM’s The Breakfast Club where he was interviewed by Charlamet tha god and Angela Yee.

Here are Nine takeaways from the interview.

The shocking effect of ‘Buga’s’ success: Kizz Daniel revealed that he recorded Buga before playing it for Tekno who then recorded his verse.

According to Kizz, he never thought the song was going to become an intercontinental hit when he was recording it.

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Dreams of an O2 Show: Kizz Daniel nurses a dream of one day selling out the O2 and he made ‘Buga’ as a new single he would like to perform as he goes on his ‘Afroclassic Tour’.

With the global success of ‘Buga’, Kizz Daniel’s ambitions of selling out the 02 appear to be very much within reach.

The role of social media in making Buga a Hit: In the interview, Kizz Daniel revealed that his social media played a significant role in making ‘Buga’ a hit.

The dance step that accompanies the song increased its appeal and made the song a digital success which as culminated in making it the biggest African song of 2022.

Tiwa Savage is the Queen of Afrobeats: When asking Kizz Daniel about his relationship with Tiwa Savage, Charlamet referred to Tiwa as the Queen of Afrobeats.

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This description captures Tiwa’s sensational success which has spanned a decade, multiple hits, numerous awards, and millions of fans.

“Afroclassic is not a genre. It’s just my type of Afrobeats. Every song I make is a classic so I like to call my sound Afroclassic.”

Lone Ranger Creative Process meets Honest Managerial Feedback: During the interview, Kizz Daniel revealed that his creative process involves being alone in the studio recording and engineering his songs.

He further shared that his management team often offers feedback that is sometimes scathing, but he has learned to appreciate this feedback.

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The Pan-African efforts for Afrobeats’ International Success: Kizz shared that in his show in North Carolina, the majority of the audience were Liberians.

‘Buga’ has enjoyed impressive success in Liberia where the President also caught the fever. The impressive turnouts in Kizz Daniel’s US tours shows that Afrobeats international success is a collaborative effort from all Africans in the diaspora as opposed to Nigerians alone.

Business aside music: Kizz shared that aside from his music, he has dabbled in Real Estate. While answering questions regarding life outside music, Kizz shared that real estate is his business interest through which he hopes to grow his wealth.

Considering acting: Kizz is known for his sense of humor as he has previously made skits during the interview, Kizz Dani revealed that he might soon venture into acting.

According to Kizz, the decision was inspired by his talent and his desire to take on a job that keeps him closer to his family.

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Fan turn staff: Kizz Daniel revealed that he met one of his staff Efya at his show in North Carolina where he brought her on stage and the video later went viral.

Kizz later met with her and found her as an ambitious creative whose talents are a good contribution to his team.

Dealing with female fans while being engaged: Kizz is the father of two boys and he shared that becoming a father has changed him. He has a fiancée and he now consciously set a boundary with female fans even while remaining an entertainer.

 

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Why I admitted cheating on my ex-husband – Korra Obidi

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Popular Nigerian singer and dancer, Korra Obidi has revealed why she openly confessed to cheating on her estranged husband, Justin Dean.

Theheute recalls that Obidi confessed in an interview in 2022 that she cheated on her husband while she was in Nigeria before she moved to America to be with him.

Speaking in a recent interview with News Central, the mother of two explained that she made the confession because she doesn’t want to live with the secret.

She said she didn’t regret confessing her infidelity, stressing that her confession brought a lot of revelations.

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She said, “If I had not said what I said, if I had not come through with my truth, it wouldn’t have brought out all the truths that came to light.

“As you saw on the blogs, I admitted to that [cheating]; he [my ex-husband] admitted to a lot of things. So it was like we were both doing these things.

“And we would have been living in a lie to please the public. And how long can you do that? So I would never regret saying I was having commitment issues before I came to America. I never said this [my ex-husband] is the only man I’m going to be sleeping with for the rest of my life.

“So I dabbled. I admitted to it openly. And a lot of people insulted me for it but at the end of the day, I would never live with a secret to death.”

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DON JAZZY: Universal Music Group Acquires Majority Stake in Nigerian Record Label Mavin Global

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The Universal Music Group has acquired a majority stake in Mavin Global, the renowned Nigerian record company founded by Don Jazzy. This deal, subject to regulatory approval and expected to be finalized by the third quarter, marks a significant partnership between the two entities.

While specific financial terms were not disclosed, reports suggest a valuation exceeding $125 million, with Don Jazzy and COO Tega Oghenejobo continuing to lead Mavin Global.

Lucian Grainge, UMG’s chairman/CEO, expressed excitement about the collaboration, citing Mavin’s influential artists and entrepreneurial spirit. With hits like Rema’s “Calm Down,” Mavin has already made waves globally, and this investment aims to further propel its growth.

The partnership also underscores UMG’s commitment to fostering African talent and expanding its presence in the thriving Afrobeats scene.

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Grammy Drama: Logos Olori Claims Credit For Davido’s ‘Unavailable’

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Nigerian music sensation and DMW signee, Logos Olori, stirs controversy as he asserts his songwriting prowess behind Davido’s Grammy-nominated track,

Davido, renowned for his chart-topping hits, secured three nominations at the 66th Grammy Awards, with ‘Unavailable’ making waves globally.

In an exclusive interview with Cool FM Lagos, Logos Olori unveils his contribution to the acclaimed song, revealing that he penned the lyrics for ‘Unavailable,’ featuring Musa Keys, while his colleague Peruzzi crafted the verse.

Olori reveals, “I wrote the song ‘Unavailable.’ Peruzzi wrote the verse. After we made the song, Davido said he wanted the verse to be changed, so he called Peruzzi to do the verse. But I actually came up with the idea of the song.”

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The revelation sparks intrigue, shedding light on the collaborative efforts behind Davido’s musical successes and raising questions about creative ownership in the industry.

Meanwhile, amidst the Grammy buzz, Davido shares his excitement over a lavish Rolex wristwatch gift from Atletico Madrid player, Memphis Depay. Taking to Instagram, Davido expresses gratitude for the unexpected present received after his electrifying performance at Depay’s 30th birthday celebration.

In a candid moment, Davido reflects on the rarity of receiving gifts, contrasting it with his generous nature of giving to others. This revelation adds a personal touch to the narrative, showcasing Davido’s humility and the unexpected joys of celebrity life.

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