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Rema wins Best Afrobeats at 2023 MTV EMAs

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Rema has enjoyed an unprecedented international success in 2023 with his global smash hit ‘Calm Down’ with Selena Gomez which topped chart in multiple countries.

At the 2023 MTV EMAs, Rema won the award for the Best African act after fending off competition from others superstars including Davido and Burna Boy.

Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj were the highest winners as they won 3 awards respectively. The 2023 MTV EMAs ceremony which was scheduled for Paris has earlier been cancelled for what organisers said was a cautionary measure to protect all those who would be travelling down from different parts of the world in light of the situation between Israel and Palestine.

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BEST SONG
Jung Kook feat. Latto – “Seven”

BEST VIDEO
Taylor Swift – “Anti-Hero”

BEST ARTIST

Taylor Swift

BEST COLLABORATION
KAROL G, Shakira – “TQG”

BEST NEW
Peso Pluma

BEST POP
Billie Eilish

BEST AFROBEATS
Rema

BEST ROCK

Måneskin

BEST LATIN
Anitta

BEST K-POP
Jung Kook

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Lana Del Rey

BEST ELECTRONIC
David Guetta

BEST HIP HOP

Nicki Minaj

BEST R&B
Chris Brown

BEST LIVE
Taylor Swift

BEST PUSH
April 2023: TOMORROW X TOGETHER

Best African Act
Diamond Platnumz

Best Asia Act

BE:FIRST

Best Australian Act
Kylie Minogue

Best Brasilian Act
Matue

Best Canadian Act
Shania Twain

Best Caribbean Act
Young Miko

Best Dutch Act

FLEMMING

Best French Act
Bigflo & Oli

Best German Act
Kontra K

Best Hungarian Act
ajsa luna

Best India Act
Tsumyoki

Best Italian Act

Måneskin

Best Lat Am North Act
Kenia OS

Best Lat Am Central Act
Feid

Best Lat Am South Act
Lali

Best New Zealand Act
SIX60

Best Nordic Act

Käärijä

Best Polish Act
Doda

Best Portuguese Act
Bispo

Best Spanish Act
Samantha Hudson

Best Swiss Act
Gjon’s Tears

Best UK & Ireland Act

Tom Grennan

Best US Act
Nicki Minaj

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Ini Dima-Okojie reveals that her fibroids have returned 3 years after surgery

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Three years after undergoing invasive surgery to remove fibroids, Nigerian actress Ini Dima-Okojie has announced that the fibroids have returned.

Taking to Instagram on July 17, 2024, the actress addressed her followers and fans and updated them about the challenges she’s facing and her plans moving forward.

She explained, “I want to share something important with you today. If you’ve been following me, you would probably know that before the end of 2020, I had a myomectomy, which is an evasive surgery to take out fibroids. The surgery was successful; my doctor removed every single fibroid and I healed well. It’s been 3 years since the surgery and unfortunately, the fibroids are back.”

Acknowledging the emotional toll of this setback, she admitted that the news has been hard on her, adding that she has no intentions of undergoing fresh surgery to have them removed.

“It’s very disheartening and it hasn’t been the easiest couple of months but I’m okay. I’ve come to terms with it, and I definitely don’t want to do another surgery anytime soon. This time I want to take a holistic approach towards shrinking the fibroids,” she said.

The actress added, “I just thought it was important to share and it wasn’t easy. I remember the first time I shared my story and how many women felt seen and many people shared their stories with me.”

Ini Dima-Okojie highlighted the importance of raising awareness about fibroids, particularly among black women.

“Too many black women go through this and it wasn’t being talked about enough and it’s still not being talked about enough. I don’t even know if a remedy is being found for it. I’m going to be paying for 20 women to get their screening done; it’s very important,” she said.

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I’m so livid – Simi reacts to backlash for saying she does not listen to music

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Nigerian singer Simi has taken to social media to voice her frustration over the misinterpretation of her comment, in which she stated that she does not really listen to music.

Following the backlash from social media users over her statement, she took to X to clear the air, saying, “I’m deading that shit immediately. I said I don’t listen to music. I don’t know songs. If I wasn’t me, I wouldn’t know my songs, and if I wasn’t with my man, I probably wouldn’t know his either, because I don’t listen to anything.”

The singer went on to express disappointment with media coverage of her statements, accusing some outlets of twisting her words to provoke negative reactions.

“I hate doing these stupid interviews sometimes because they don’t care about supporting you. They will either lie or post things out of context so people can pile on you. I hate wicked people. And I said this in response to a question in an interview,” she added.

“I’m so livid. Leave me alone,” she wrote in another post.

A curious fan asked on X, “Did you actually say that? Cos I’m of the belief that only people who listen to a LOT of good music can make the kinda music you make. I’d know, I write songs too.”

“I don’t listen to anything. I find a voice I like, I binge their project for a month and move on. I don’t listen to songs or know any artists that are not in my face. It’s not a flex. It’s just my truth. I try and I’m terrible at it,” she responded.

All this comes after her recent interview on the Zero Conditions Podcast, where she stated that, contrary to popular opinion, she does not really listen to music. She also stressed that the reason she knows her husband, Adekunle Gold’s music is because they are married.

In her words, “I don’t know anybody. The reason I know my husband’s songs is because I am married to him; the reason I am listening to my album now is because it just came out. In another few weeks, I won’t listen as much.”

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People are moving around with guns, be careful in Lagos – Cee-C warns

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate Cee-C has shared a harrowing experience involving an alleged encounter with a suspected EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) official who threatened her life.

During a recent livestream on Instagram, Cee-C detailed the frightening incident that occurred after she finished shooting a video in Lagos.

“You see that day that I wore a pretty red dress? After I finished shooting the video, that’s how I said, ‘Let me go home’. There was traffic, serious traffic and everybody was trying to find their way,” she recounted.

The reality TV star narrated how an unidentified man blocked her car and pulled a gun out on her, threatening to kill her.

“That’s how one guy just appeared out of nowhere. I don’t know how he just drove from my back to my front, blocked me, came out and started hitting my car. When he came out, I was wondering if maybe I had scratched him or done something; before I knew it, this guy had brought out a gun, a huge gun and was saying that he would kill me,” she narrated.

Cee-C warned fellow Lagosians to be careful when moving around at night, urging them to be extra vigilant.

“So now people move around Lagos with guns, and I’m telling you guys this because you have to be careful. I don’t know how God saved me that day; I guess he just knew that it wasn’t my time, because no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper. But I’m telling you guys to be very careful in Lagos; people are moving around with guns,” she explained.

She concluded, “This guy was going to shoot me for no reason in Lagos. Since that day, I have not passed that side out of fear. That happened in the middle of the night, and it was later that we found out that the guy was an EFCC officer. Why would an EFCC officer be carrying a gun around at night for no reason? That’s why I disappeared from social media to recover.”

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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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