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Nigerian superstars, Burna, Wizkid, Rema, top Spotify weekly charts

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Nigerian music superstars, Burna Boy, Wizkid and Rema, are the leading chart toppers on Nigeria’s Spotify Weekly Music Chart for this week.

The selection of the top weekly artistes for the Spotify Weekly Chart is based on the number of streaming an artiste gets during the week in review and the three music acts clearly stood out of the pack with Burna Boy’s Question having the highest number of streams and the biggest winner on the Top Songs, ranking at #118.

Wizkid who was recently nominated for an award in the 64th Grammy for his album ‘Made in Lagos’ and hit song ‘Essence’, but lost out to veteran Benin Republic singer Angelique Kidjo, won in the Top Albums chart as ‘Essence’ stayed the longest with a total of 10 weeks.

On his part, Rema, whose debut ‘Rave & Roses’, was the most-streamed album by a Nigerian artiste in the first 24 hours with 47.25 million streams, has recorded another feat with his latest song, “Calm Down’, having the most spots on the Top Songs at #5.

Here is the breakdown of top artiste’s projects based on the Spotify streaming service:

Top Artists

Rema maintained his slot as the longest-reigning artist on the Top Artists chart at 10 weeks straight.

Top Songs

While Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ had the most spots on Top Songs coming in at number 5, Omo Ope (feat. Olamide) by Asake remained on the Top Songs for an impressive 10 weeks.

Question (feat. Don Jazzy) by Burna Boy and Don Jazzy was the biggest winner, ranking at #118, while Dreams by Boy Spyce claims the highest new entry at #57.

Top Albums

WizKid’s Made in Lagos Deluxe Edition has been on the Top Albums chart the longest, with a total of 10 weeks.

Top 5 songs in Nigeria on Spotify Charts this week:

Kwaku the Traveller by Black Sherif

Finesse by Pheels, Buju

Omo Ope (feat. Olamide) by Asake, Olamide

Playboy by Fireboy DML

Calm Down by Rema

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Top 5 artists in Nigeria on Spotify Charts this week

Rema

BNXN fka Buju

Burna Boy

WizKid

Asake

Top 5 albums in Nigeria on Spotify Charts this week

Rave and Rose by Rema

Made in Lagos Deluxe Edition by WizKid

Barnabas by Kiss Daniel

Pier Pressure by ArrDee

Catch Me If You Can by Adekunle Gold

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Restaurant owned by Nigerian named among top 200 in South Africa

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A restaurant owned by a Nigerian entrepreneur, Ken Ayere, in South Africa, Hombaze African Cuisine, has been named in the top 200 best outlets in the country by the prestigious Restuarants Association of South Africa (RASA)/Rosetta Award committee.

Hombaze African Cuisine which serves African and finger-licking Nigerian meals prepared by Ayere and his wife, was nominated on Thursday from more than 85,000 outlets spread across the former apartheid enclave.

RASA, the organisers of the awards, in a letter of nomination delivered to Ayere, said Hombaze was nominated as a finalist for striving for service excellence and contribution to the uplift of the restaurant industry.

Part of the nomination letter reads:

“It is a recognition of the highest honours for service excellence and overall contribution to the innovation and upliftment of the industry.

“Your participation and involvement in the restaurant industry is valued and we thank you for the contributions you make to ensure its ongoing success,” the letter said.

The association also paid tributes to the management and members of staff of Hombaze for their passion, dedication and hardwork.

“As a token of acknowledgement, we recognise your passion, talents, dedication, commitment and hardwork for food and service of the highest standard.

“RASA is proud to be associated with restaurants of your calibre to be recognised and celebrated,” it said.

Ayere who has been residing in South Africa since 1996, has been described by many patrons of his restaurant as a worthy ambassador for his country who mentors other Nigerians in the country on decent living and entrepreneurship.

Ayere operates three restaurants in South Africa, including the flagship outlet situated in high-brow Sandton mall at the Nelson Mandela Square, and another in Pretoria.

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Nigerian music star, D’Banj, arrested, detained by anti-corruption agency

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Top Nigerian music star, songwriter and singer, Oladapo Oyebanji, popularly known worldwide as D’banj, has been arrested by an anti-corruption agency, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC).

The music icon who held sway in the early 2000s was reportedly arrested and detained on Tuesday by operatives of the agency after he honoured an invitation to visit the agency’s headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

According to an exclusive report by an authoritative Nigerian newspaper, Premium Times, the ICPC had placed D’banj on their watch list after he had dodged summons for weeks, claiming to be outside the country for scheduled concerts each time he was invited to appear for interrogation over fraud allegations.

According to sources in the agency, D’Banj’s travails started after he was accused of fraudulently diverting millions of naira earmarked by the Nigerian government for an empowerment programme set up by the government in 2016 to address youth unemployment and increase social development.

The ICPC had alleged that D’banj colluded with some compromised government officials to introduce ghost beneficiaries into the payroll of the scheme known as N-Power project.

According to the allegations, the pop star and the corrupt officials ended up diverting stipends paid to the phantom beneficiaries into accounts linked to him.

It was learnt that after the musician failed to show up for interrogation despite multiple invitations, the ICPC moved to arrest him anywhere in Nigeria and abroad, forcing him to show up at the commission’s office on Tuesday.

On arrival, he was said to have been subjected to a prolonged interrogation session after which he was detained while his plea for administrative bail was rejected by officials who said he could not be trusted to attend a trial if released on bail.

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