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Tems trends over outfit to Oscar Awards



Tems, the award-winning Nigerian singer, has gone viral on social media over the outfit she wore to the 2023 Oscar Awards.

The award ceremony was held on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre, Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, US.

The Afrobeats star graced the event in a lush white gown from Lever Couture with a particularly obstructive headpiece.

The 27-year-old songstress, who co-wrote Rihanna‘s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘ track ‘Lift Me Up‘, which was nominated for the ‘Best Original Song’ category, however, stole the show after her outfit literally took up space.

‘Lift Me Up’ is a rather soulful ‘Black Panther’ theme song that evokes deep feelings of transcendence.

Rihanna co-wrote the song with Tems, producer Ludwig Göransson, and director Ryan Coogler.

The artistes wrote the single as a tribute to Chadwick Boseman, the ‘Black Panther’ actor who died in 2020.

Although Rihanna lost her category, the Nigerian started to attract attention on social media over her puffy white gown that she wrapped around the back of her head.

The beautiful headpiece appeared to have been a concern for the guest seated behind Tems.


Burna Boy, Asake, Ayra Starr, Yemi Alade nominated for 2023 VGMAs




Nigerian superstars Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, Asake, and Kizz Daniel have all been nominated for the 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

The nominees were unveiled in a ceremony on 18th March 2023 with the Nigerians earning nominations for the Best African Artist Category.

Other Nigerians that made the nomination list includes Omah Lay who was nominated for Best Collaboration for his verse on King Promise’s ‘Ten Toes’, Mayorkun for his contribution on Camidoh’s ‘Sugarcane’ remix, and Yemi Alade for ‘Dumebi’ her collaboration with Mzvee, and BNXN for ‘Better Days’ with Sarkodie.

The 2023 VGAMs will hold on May 13 at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).

See full nominees list below:

Artist of the Year

  • Black Sherif
  • Stonebwoy
  • Sarkodie
  • King Promise
  • Camidoh
  • KiDi
  • Piesie Esther
  • Joe Mettle

Most Popular Song of the Year

  • Camidoh – Sugarcane (Remix) ft. King Promise & Mayokun
  • Sarkodie – Country Side ft. Black Sherif
  • Black Sherif – Kweku The Traveller
  • Lasmid – Friday Night
  • Kelvyn Boy – Down Flat
  • Gyakie – Something
  • Wendy Shay – Survivor
  • KiDi – Blessed ft. Mavado
  • Stonebwoy – Therapy
  • Piesie Esther – Waye Me Yie

Record of the Year

  • King Promise – Yaa Asantewaa ft. Frenna
  • Adomaa – Beginning Again
  • Perez Muzik – Hewale Lala
  • Stonebwoy – Therapy
  • Sarkodie – Country Side ft. Black Sherif
  • Gyakie – Far Away

Best Hip Hop Song

  • Black Sherif – Kweku the Traveler
  • Amerado – Obiaa Boa
  • Sarkodie – Country Side ft. Black Sherif
  • Malcom Nuna – Benzo
  • Kwesi Authur – Drama
  • Medikal – Scarface

Best New Artist

  • Lasmid
  • Djay
  • Malcom Nuna
  • Jay Bhad
  • Ewuraabena
  • DJ Azonto
  • Chief One

Album of the Year

  • Black Sherif – The Villain I Never Was
  • Sarkodie – Jamz
  • Gyakie – My Diary
  • King Promise – 5 Star
  • Kwesi Authur – Son of Jacob
  • Joe Mettle – The Kadosh

Best African Artist

  • Arya Star
  • Burna Boy
  • Asake
  • Kizz Daniel
  • Libianca
  • The Therapist

Best Rap Performance

  • Medikal – Scarface
  • Strongman – Goated
  • Amerado – Obiaa boa
  • Lyrical Joe – 5th August 6
  • Teephlow – 6feet

International Collaboration of the Year

  • Camidoh – Sugarcane (Remix) ft. King Promise & Mayokun
  • KiDi – Touch it ft. Tyga
  • King Promise – Ten Toes ft. Omah Lay
  • KiDi – Blessed ft. Mavado
  • MzVee – Dumebi ft. Yemi Alade
  • King Promise – Run to You ft. Chance the Rapper & Vic Mensa
  • Sarkodie – Better days ft. Bnxn

Collaboration of the Year

  • FBS – Jo ft. Mr Drew
  • Sarkodie – Country side ft. Black Sherif
  • Epixode – Atiaa ft. Kwabena Kwabena
  • Amerado – Grace ft. Lasmid
  • DJ Breezy – Abonten ft. Kwesi Authur, Mugeez, Stonebwoy, Black Sherif & Smallgod
  • Bethel Revival Choir ft. Edwin Dadson – Tegbe Tegbe
  • Sarkodie – Labadi ft. King Promise

Songwriter of the Year

  • Piesie Esther – Waye me Yie
  • Black sheriff – Oh Paradise
  • Perez Muzik – Hewale lala
  • Fameye – Thank You
  • Diana Hamilton – My Meditation
  • Ewurabena – This Far

Best Highlife Artist

  • Kofi Kinata
  • Akwaboa
  • Kuami Eugene
  • Abiana

Best Hiplife/Hip Hop Artist

  • Black Sherif
  • Sarkodie
  • Kwesi Authur
  • Medikal
  • Amerado
  • Strongman

Best Afrobeats/Afropop Artist

  • Camidoh
  • King Promise
  • Gyakie
  • KiDi
  • Wendy Shay
  • Kelvyn Boy

Best Reggae/Dancehall Artist

  • Ras Kuuku
  • Epixode
  • Rocky Dawuni
  • Stonebwoy
  • Samini

Best Gospel Artist

  • Piesie Esther
  • Joe Mettle
  • Perez Muzik
  • Diana Hamilton
  • Celestine Donkor
  • MOG Music

Best Female Vocal Performance

  • Piesie Esther
  • Niella
  • Enuonyam
  • Cina Soul
  • Abiana
  • Adomaa

Best Male Vocal Performance

  • Camidoh
  • Kyei Mensah
  • Perez Muzik
  • Stonebwoy
  • King Promise

Best Music Video

  • Black Sherif – Konogo Zongo
  • Stonebwoy – Therapy
  • Piesie Esther – Waye me Yie
  • Stonebwoy – Gidigba
  • Sarkodie – Labadi ft. King Promise
  • KiDi – Touch it (Remix) ft. Tyga
  • Scott Evans – Best Side
  • Kwabena Kwabena – Afraid to Lose You

Producer of the Year

  • Mog Beatz
  • Atown
  • Phantom
  • Shadrach Yawson
  • Guilty Beatz
  • Kill Beatz
  • Liquid Beatz
  • Samnsey

Audio Engineer of the Year

  • Chopz – Yaa Asantewaa
  • Qube – Beginning Again
  • Perez Muzik – Hewale lala
  • Supa Dups – Therapy
  • Possigee – Country Side
  • Altra Nova – Far Away

Best Reggae/Dancehall Song

  • Konkara Jahvybz – A Go dey ft. Kelvyn Boy
  • Ras Kuuku – 33N1
  • Epixode – Atia
  • Black Sherif – Don’t Forget Me
  • Rocky Dawuni – Never Bow Down ft. Blvk H3ro
  • Maccasio – Eyes on You ft. Stonebwoy

Best Afropop Song

  • Stonebwoy – Therapy
  • Wendy Shay – Survivor
  • Black Sherif – Oil in y Had
  • DopeNation – Gboza
  • King Promise – Ten Toes ft. Omah Lay
  • Kuami Eugene – Takeaway
  • KiDi – Blessed ft. Movado
  • Fameye – Thank You

Best Afrobeats Song

  • Camidoh – Sugarcane (Remix) ft. King Promise & Mayokun
  • Gyakie – Something
  • KiDi – Champagne
  • Djay – Balance It
  • King Promise – Ginger
  • FBS – Jo ft. Mr Drew

Best Highlife Song

  • Epixode – Atia ft. Kwabena Kwabena
  • AK Songstress – My Proposal
  • Adina – Adi Dede
  • Kwesi Authur – Adom
  • Kelvyn Boy – Down Flat
  • Kofi Kinaata – Have Mercy

Best Hiplife Song

  • Lasmid – Friday Night
  • Medikal – Stubborn Academy
  • Jay Bahd – Anadwo
  • DJ Breezy – Abonten ft. Kwesi Authur, Mugeez, Stonebwoy, Black Sherif & Smallgod
  • Amerado – Grace ft. Lasmid
  • Kweku Flick – Ewiase

Unsung Artist of the Year

  • Ni Ashun
  • Aya Ramzy
  • DSL
  • TsaQa
  • Maya Blu
  • Boi Jake 
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Six tips for a productive week




Generally, Monday is considered the worst day of the week. Ironically, Monday is the perfect day and opportunity to plan and start the new week on a good note.

Remember, how you start your week is important and also a determining factor in how productive the rest of the days will turn out.

So if you’re struggling with your week’s productivity, here are some tips that can help you figure it out.

Plan your week ahead
Before the week begins, you need to plan and prepare to be productive.

You have to put everything in place to achieve your goal. From jotting down things that need to be done for the week to scheduling, identifying unproductive activities, and planning to cut them down.

So first step to achieving a productive week is planning and preparing.

Create a to-do list
The next step to a productive week is making your to-do list as it helps you to stay organized.

Make a comprehensive list of all you need to do during the week which may include both work and personal goals.

This gives you an overall picture of what your week might look like so no unnecessary surprises. To do list also help keep you on track.

Each day, tick each task off your list as you complete them. Ticking a task off the list gives a form of satisfaction and motivation.

After jotting down your goals for the week, it is important to prioritise.

Priortise your tasks/goals according to importance and urgency. This will help to be productive and achieve lots of goals before the week runs out.

Set a deadline
After listing and prioritising your goals and tasks, the next thing to do is to set deadlines.

Setting deadlines is important when trying to be productive. Since each task is time-bound, you will have the intention and motivation to finish up within the set time.

When deadlines are set for accomplishing a goal, there will be less postponement and procrastination which will further increase your productivity.

Get rid of distractions
Being productive might be difficult when in a distinctive environment. So to achieve productivity, you must learn to manage or better still get rid of distractions.

You are aware of the things that get you easily distracted and a major one is social media. So you can stay off your phone for the period you’re trying to do a task.

Also, get to know your preferred way to work and try to put yourself in the best situation to focus.

Review your progress
Review your tasks and achievements daily and weekly.

The daily review will help to know what has been done, what is left to be done, and plan on how the remaining will be achieved.

Having a weekly review is an opportunity to reflect on the past week, plan for the week ahead, and ensure your to-do list is aligned with your goals.

Reviewing your week further helps you celebrate your achievements, review your progress and identify any obstacles that are holding you back and ways to do better the following week.

Taking the time to review your week builds confidence and motivation.

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Four ways to improve your social life this weekend




The weekend is here, and it feels as though the days are moving by so quickly. There always seems to be so much to be done, from work to family and personal life, which can leave you stressed out and overwhelmed. Well, it’s not too late to start considering various ways to find an escape route out of the hustle and bustle for the remaining days of the year.

Here are four ways to upgrade your social life this weekend.

Join a club

No, not the kind with velvet ropes and dress codes. We’re talking about hobby clubs, interest groups, and sports teams. From book clubs to football leagues, there are plenty of ways to meet new people while doing something you enjoy. Not only will you get to connect with others who share your interests, but you’ll also have a regular activity to look forward to each week.

Attend a live event

There’s nothing quite like the energy of a live event, whether it’s a concert, sporting event, or theatre performance. Check out what’s happening in your area and gather some friends for a night out. You’ll make memories that will last a lifetime.

Try a new restaurant

Food is the universal language, and trying new restaurants is a great way to explore different cultures and cuisines. Choose a new spot that you and your friends have been wanting to try and make a reservation. You’ll get to bond over delicious food and new experiences. One good way to identify nice restaurants is to check restaurant review blogs/platforms to find a good one worth your money.

Host a binge-watching party

Nothing brings people together quite like a good TV show. Interestingly, the DStv Step Up reward offer provides you access to a wide array of shows and movies. Pick a good series and invite everyone over for a binge-watching party. A good recommendation is the new Africa Magic indigenous series – Nwanyi Ike, Dala Dala and Irora Iya. Set up a popcorn station and make some snacks, and you’ve got yourself a night of fun and bonding.

So there you have it, folks. Whether you choose to join a club, try out a new restaurant, host a binge-watching party or attend a live event, make a commitment to being more social this year. Who knows, you may just find your new best friend or discover a new passion along the way. Cheers to a social year ahead!

If you are a new or existing DStv subscriber, don’t miss out on the Step Up offer where you can upgrade your subscription and get boosted to the next higher plan to gain access to even more intriguing content. The new Africa Magic indigenous shows – Nwanyi Ike, Dala Dala and Irora Iya – airs every weekday on Africa Magic Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba at 7 pm, 8 pm, and 6:30 pm, respectively.

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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