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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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Kenyan Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, celebrates father as he wins governorship election

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Kenyan Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, has celebrated her father, Prof. Peter Anyang Nyong’o, after he was declared the winner of the governorship election for the Kisumu county for a second and final term.

Lupita’s father was announced winner on Wednesday following Kenya’s general elections held on Tuesday.

Following the announcement, the US-based multiple award winning actress took to her verified Twiter handle to congratulate her father, and also thanked the people of the Kisumu county for voting for him.

“ABICH MORO! Congratulations to my Daddy and THANK YOU to the people of Kisumu for their overwhelming support at the polls. @AnyangNyongo #5moro #TichTire,” she wrote.

Prof. Nyong’o was a former Senator representing Kisumu County from 2013 to 2017, before he contested and became the county’s governor on the ticket of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

He was also a Member of Parliament for Kisumu Rural constituency, having been elected on a NARC ticket in December 2002.

Prof. Nyongo’o began his political career in 1992 when he was first elected to parliament and served as a nominated MP from 1998 to 2002.

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How Tanzania star, Diamond Platnumz, pocketed $100,000 for 10-minute performance at Odinga’s rally in Kenya

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Tanzanian Bongo singer, Diamond Platinumz, is currently smiling to the bank after he was paid a whopping $100, 000 (KSh230 million Kenyan Shillings) for a 10-miute performance on Saturday to endorse presidential aspirant, Raila Odinga, ahead of Tuesday’s general election in the East African country.

Diamond Platinumz, (real name Nasibu Abdul Juma) who is unarguably the biggest artiste in the region, was contracted to appear at the final Azimio rally where he endorsed Odinga, which, according to The Citizen, has angered a lot of Kenyan artistes who felt they were overlooked.

“Many Kenyan artists are furious about the huge pay despite his electrifying performance at a fully packed stadium in Nairobi.

“They feel devalued since none of them could have earned that amount of cash at a political rally,” The Citizen noted.

“The Waah! hitmaker made most out of the event without wiping much of a sweat off his brow.

“Diamond made millions in perhaps one of the shortest ever performances of his life and was off the skies back to South Africa to celebrate his daughter’s birthday before the trolls began.

“The Tanzanian performance at a fully packed Moi Stadium in Kasarani left a number of Kenyan artists unimpressed, particularly rapper Juliani.

“An irked Juliani described the performance as distasteful, while comedian Eric Omondi used the situation again to brand Kenyan artistes lazy,” it said.

Another Kenyan entertainment tabloid, Daily Nation, in its report, said Diamond’s performance at the final campaign rally, was meant to be a surprise in a last attempt to woo youthful voters by Odinga in his fifth bid to become the president of Kenya.

“The singer wasn’t in the picture as preparations for the last rally geared up, until three weeks ago when he was contacted and the conversation began.

“As such he had to raise his rate card from the normal $70,000 he charges for an hour show outside Tanzania. Negotiations dragged a little bit and a fee of $100,000 was agreed and contract signed,” The Nation reported.

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