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Nigerian singer, Mr. Eazi, expands business empire, buys shares in South African basketball team



Nigerian singer, Mr. Eazi, has expanded his fledgling business empire after he announced that he is now a shareholder in a South African basketball team, Cape Town Tigers, based in Gugulethu in Cape Town.

Mr. Eazi who has carved a niche for himself in the business world as a serial entrepreneur with a creative and business vision, revealed his new business interest on Friday via his Twitter handle where he posted that he opted to purchase the shares in order to follow in the footsteps of his mentor, Jay Z.

The “I Surrender” crooner who is also the co-founder of emPawa Africa, a ground-breaking talent incubator program that funds and mentors emerging African artists, said he decided to buy into the basketball team in his effort to further reinforce his role as a changemaker on the continent by pushing the African narrative forward.

Mr. Eazi who is currently in South Africa on business, wrote:

“I read that Jay’z got shares in a NYC basketball team! So I had to do my own to ff my mentor!!

“Happy to announce I am now a shareholder of @CapeTownTigers, the best basketball team in Africa from now going forward! See you at the next game! Honoured to be part of The family,” he posted.

The Cape Town Tigers Basketball team which was founded in 2019, is currently the reigning title holder of the South African National Championship having won two consecutive titles in 2021 and 2022.

The singer who is a Forbes Under 30 alumni, is one of Africa’s entertainers with hands in different business pies and has been featured by the CNN, Rolling Stone, Billboard and Forbes Africa for his forward-thinking approach to business.


#JusticeForAKA becomes most trending hashtags as South African celebrities seek answers to murder of rapper



The hashtag, #JusticeForAKA, created shortly after the murder of South African rapper, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known as AKA, outside a Durban restaurant last month, has become the number one trending hashtags in the country.

Top celebrities and fans of the much loved rapper have been retweeting the hashtag with a collective outrage as the case seems to be getting cold six weeks after his gruesome killing with the police seeming not to make any headway in apprehending the killers.

According to IOL, since AKA’s murder, the hashtag #JusticeForAKA has become a rallying cry by his colleagues and fans for the government and police officials to prioritise his case and make sure that his killers are promptly brought to justice.

“Since Thursday, the hashtag has been trending across South African Twitter as fans and celebrities express their disappointment at the situation,” the authoritative media outlet wrote.

“Over the past 24 hours, the likes of L-Tido, Rouge and Wanda Baloyi have joined thousands of fans in calling for justice,” IOL wrote.

One of the country’s top stars, L-Tido posted on his Twitter handle:

“It’s been a month and half still no developments and progress on this case. This happened right next to the police station, on a busy road with cameras. Our justice system keeps on failing us!!!! This is ridiculous #JusticeForAKA.”

Musician Wanda Baloyi also weighed in:

“It really baffles me how there is no progress towards the findings of the killers. I mean they pretty much weren’t disguised. What exactly is the delay?”

“I don’t understand. So killing is easy, you just kill and walk away?? Im not understanding #JusticeForAKA”
— Wanda Baloyi (@wandabaloyi)

Rapper Rouge also commented on the issue with this post:

“Yoh Kiernan was in love with the Art. I’m still in disbelief. He seemed immortal. But I guess that’s what his music has done now. Immortalised his legacy. #JusticeForAKA.”

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Nigerian superstar, Rema’s song, ‘Calm Down’ sets new African record on Billboard Hot 100



Nigeria singing sensation, Rema who birth name is Divine Ikubor, has once again, entered the record books as his hit single, “Calm Down”, is now the highest charting African song on the Billboard Hot 100.

Authoritative music chart platform, Chart Data, on Wednesday, reported that the international remix of “Calm Down” featuring Selena Gomez, broke the records after it appeared at number 8 on the latest Billboard Hot 100.

The good news means that “Calm Down” has surpassed Wizkid’s “Essence” remix which featured Tems and Justin Bieber, as the highest charting African song on Billboard Hot 100, and “continues to make its mark as one of the biggest crossover Afrobeats song in history.”

“Calm Down” which was released in February 2022, is one of the lead singles on Rema’s debut album “Raves & Roses” and has enjoyed impressive success both locally and globally.

The remix with Gomez has also further propelled it to huge international success.

It is also ranked as the most-watched Nigerian music video on YouTube, surpassing over 230 million views as at Thursday, as well as getting over a billion streams across all platforms.

The single also earned Rema its first RIAA platinum plaque with expected sales of over two million units, according to Chart Data forecasts.

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