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Nigeria Tops Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List For 2020

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Spread across categories like finance, tech, art, and sports, it features 30 young entrepreneurs in Africa who are innovating their respective industries.

Every year, Forbes Africa releases a list of top 30 under 30 young Africans who are doing amazing things for themselves and for their community.

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This year wasn’t any different and the publication released names of 30 Africans sourced from four categories featuring 30 in each: Business, Technology, Creatives and Sports.

Nigeria makes up the majority of honorees in the list, shedding light on the entrepreneurial and can-do spirit of the young people in the country.

South Africa and Botswana had four of their young entrepreneurs on the list. Ghana had three young people while Uganda had two of its young entrepreneurs on the list.

Cameroon, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Sudan and Ivory had one young entrepreneur making the list.

Here are the Nigerians on this year’s list:

  1. Florence Otedola (DJ Cuppy), 27, DJ, Founder and Director, Red Velvet Music Group
    Industry: Entertainment
  2. Oluwatosin Ajibade (Mr Eazi), 28, Musician and Founder, emPawa Africa
    Industry: Entertainment
  3. Patrick Okorie (Patoranking), 29, Musician
    Industry: Entertainment
  4. Tracy Batta, 29, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Smoothie Express
    Industry: Food and Beverage
  5. Olajumoke Oduwole, 29, Founder and CEO and Senior Web Developer, KJK Communication Limited
    Industry: Tech / software development
  6. Swanky Jerry, 28, Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Swanky Signatures
    Industry: Fashion
  7. Davies Okeowo, 29, Co-founder and CEO, Enterprise Hill and Competence Africa
    Industry: Business Development
  8. Maryam Gwadabe, 29, Founder and CEO, Blue Sapphire Hub
    Industry: ICT
  9. Asisat Oshoala, 25,Footballer
    Industry: Sports

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If Wizkid Wins At The 64 GRAMMYs, Would That Make Him Bigger Than ‘Fela’?

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“After years of African artists edging closer to the center of Western pop music, Wizkid is the first African artist to truly make a major pop breakthrough in the United States and seems best poised to do so globally, too.” 

Many times in the past, Music megastar, Ayodeji Balogun, widely known as Big Wiz has been compared to Fela, considering his craft and style of music – Afrobeat. With the Legendary musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti being the pioneer of Afrobeat, there have been lots of claims that Wizkid would never amount to half of who Fela ever was during his time.

This spans in the direction of Fela being not just a musician, but an activist who, through his music preached democracy over dictatorship.

Wizkid, despite being recognized by the Grammy’s for his collaboration on Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girl, many, including Fela’s last born, Seun Kuti do not regard him as a Grammy winner, as he insists he was only featured on her song.

Now that Wizkid’s most recent Body of Work, “Made In Lagos” is being considered for 10 categories in the 2022 Grammy Awards slated for 31st of January 2022, this brings us to the question: If Wizkid Wins Grammy, Would That Make Him Bigger Than Fela?

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“I Break Hearts For A Living” – Olamide

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Nigerian rapper, Olamide has revealed that he is a money-making heartbreaking machine.

The Rock crooner made the revelation after a fan insulated that someone must have broken his heart following a love quote he posted on Twitter.

In the early hour of Friday morning, Baddo took to his Twitter handle to air his view on how people always look for love from people instead of themselves. He lamented that it is always a shame to see such when the individual can easily find the love he/she needs from within.

His quote must have woken the heartbroken tweeps, because Chima replied with this: “Na breakfast quote be this, them dem serve baba hot breakfast”.

Olamide replied with this: “Ki lo fin share bi omo snake yii? I break hearts for a living”.

See his post below;

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Buju Shares The Tracklist Of His Debut EP

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Rave of the moment, singer Buju has finally shared the official track-list of his forthcoming EP titled “Sorry I’m Late”.

The highly anticipated EP which will be Buju‘s debut, and has been scheduled for October 28, 2021,  consists of 7 tracks. The unveiled tracklist shows that all tracks on the mini project are new, unreleased records. Buju’s 2021 singles; ‘Outside‘ and ‘Testimony‘ didn’t make the cut.

Also the technical singer revealed sensational music band, The Cavemen as the only guest act on his debut EP.

See below and Stay Tuned!

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