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 Popular Nigerian Musicians Who Died

Death is inevitable as they say and human beings can’t help but answer the call whenever the time is right. Today we are serving you with a list of 8 popular Nigerian musicians who died before the age of 40.

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8. Zara Gretti

Zara died in her prime after a battle with multiple sclerosis. Born Margret Oluwatoyin Ejiro Joseph, Zara died at the age of 28.

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Complete winners list Nickelodeon Kid Choice Awards 2016 : –

Favorite TV Show: The Thundermans

Favorite Family TV Show: The Muppets

Favorite Male TV Star – Kids’ Show: Ross Lynch, Austin & Ally

Favorite Male TV Star – Family Show: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Favorite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show: Zendaya, K.C. Undercover

Favorite Female TV Star – Family Show: Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Favorite Talent Competition Show: The Voice

Favorite Cooking Show: Cake Boss

Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite Movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Favorite Movie Actor: Will Ferrell, Daddy’s Home

Favorite Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Favorite Animated Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2

Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie: Amy Poehler, Inside Out

Favorite Music Group: Fifth Harmony

Favorite Male Singer: Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Singer: Ariana Grande

Favorite Song of the Year: “Hello,” Adele

Favorite New Artist: Shawn Mendes

Favorite Collaboration: “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

Favorite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Favorite Video Game: Just Dance 2016

 

GrammyThe 58th edition of the Grammy awards held yesterday and here is the complete winners list of the 58th Grammy Awards 2016.

 

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

Kelly Clarkson, Piece by Piece

Florence + The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Mark Ronson, Uptown Special

Taylor Swift, 1989 – WINNER

James Taylor, Before This World

BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL

Daniel Hope, “Berlin by Overnight (CFCF Remix)”

JES, Shant, & Clint Maximus, “Hold On (Fatum Remix)”

Galantis, “Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix)”

Odesza feat. Zyra, “Say My Name (RAC Remix)”

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)” – WINNER

BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (INCLUDES POETRY, AUDIO BOOKS & STORYTELLING)

Patti Smith, Blood on Snow (Jo Nesbø)

Dick Cavett, Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks

Jimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety – WINNER

Janis Ian & Jean Smart, Patience and Sarah (Isabel Miller)

Amy Poehler (& Various Artists), Yes Please

BEST COMEDY ALBUM

Lisa Lampanelli, Back to the Drawing Board

Wyatt Cenac, Brooklyn

Jay Mohr, Happy. And A Lot.

Craig Ferguson, Just Being Honest

Louis C.K., Live at Madison Square Garden – WINNER

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “And Am I Born to Die”

Buddy Guy, “Born to Play Guitar”

The Milk Carton Kids, “City of Our Lady”

Punch Brothers, “Julep”

Mavis Staples, “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” – WINNER

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG

The Mavericks, “All Night Long”

Don Henley & Merle Haggard, “The Cost of Living”

Punch Brothers, “Julep”

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, “The Traveling Kind”

Jason Isbell, “24 Frames” – WINNER

BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM

Dale Ann Bradley, Pocket Full of Keys

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Before the Sun Goes Down

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, In Session

Ralph Stanley & Friends, Man of Constant Sorrow

The Steeldrivers, The Muscle Shoals Recordings – WINNER

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM

Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, The Traveling Kind

Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free – WINNER

The Mavericks, Mono

Punch Brothers, The Phosphorescent Blues

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM

Pablo Alborán, Terral

Alex Cuba, Healer

Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition) – WINNER

Alejandro Sanz, Sirope

Julieta Venegas, Algo Sucede

BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

Bomba Estereo, Amanecer

La Cuneta Son Machín, Mondongo

Natalia Lafourcade, Hasta La Raíz – WINNER

Monsieur Periné, Caja De Música

Pitbull, Dale

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga, Mi Vicio Mas Grande

La Maquinaria Norteña, Ya Dime Adiós

Los Cojolites, Zapateando

Los Tigres Del Norte, Realidades – Deluxe Edition – WINNER

Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano, Tradición, Arte Y Pasión

Best Tropical Latin Album

José Alberto “El Canario” & Septeto Santiaguero, Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto

Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra, Son De Panamá – WINNER

Guaco, Presente Continuo

Juan Luis Guerra 4.40, Todo Tiene Su Hora

Victor Manuelle, Que Suenen Los Tambores

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL

James Taylor, Before This World

Melody Gardot, Currency of Man

The Bird and the Bee, Recreational Love

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color – WINNER

Diana Krall, Wallflower

BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM

Bob Dylan and the Band, The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 – WINNER

Erroll Garner, The Complete Concert by the Sea

Various Artists, Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966–1985

Various Artists, Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings, 1947–1959

Fannie Lou Hamer, Songs My Mother Taught Me

BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM

Ingar Heine Bergby & Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Amdahl: Astrognosia & Aesop

Roger Waters, Amused to Death – WINNER

Øyvind Gimse, Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene,Magnificat

Paavo Järvi & Russian National Orchestra, Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7

Tove Ramlo-Ystad & Cantus, Spes

BEST REGGAE ALBUM

Rocky Dawuni, Branches of the Same Tree

Jah Cure, The Cure

Barrington Levy, Acousticalevy

Luciano, Zion Awake

Morgan Heritage, Strictly Roots – WINNER

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM

Karrin Allyson, Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein

Denise Donatelli, Find a Heart

Lorraine Feather, Flirting With Disaster

Jamison Ross, Jamison

Cécile McLorin Salvant, For One to Love – WINNER

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

Joey Alexander, My Favorite Things

Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective, Breathless

Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio, Covered: Recorded Live at Capitol Studios

Jimmy Greene, Beautiful Life

John Scofield, Past Present – WINNER

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Igbos are ubiquitous and have excelled internationally in different vocations. This list celebrates these celebrities that are of Igbo origin. Of course there are more but the list is limited to 10. Check on it below: –

 Uzo-Aduba | International Celebrities That Are Of Igbo Origin10. Uzo Aduba

Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black (2013–present), for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014, a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015.

She is the only actress to win Emmy Award recognition in both the comedy and drama genres for the same role.

Full Nominee List - Nickelodeon Kid Choice Awards 2016

Nickelodeon has revealed the nominations for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards, the ultimate fan celebration of the best of everything kids love in pop culture. The nominees reflect the entertainment that audiences see, play, listen to and read in droves, from movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Pitch Perfect 2, to a host of television shows, music, gaming, books and more.

With the introduction of a new African voting category for best African bloggers, Bella Naija founder, Uche Pedro has been nominated alongside Sylvia Kamau (Kenya), Aisha Baker (South Africa), and Theodora Lee (South Africa).

See Full Nominee List Below : –

BLOGGING:

Favourite Blogger (Africa)*
Sylvia Kamau (Kenya) – “Style by Silvia” – http://silvianjoki.com/
Aisha Baker (South Africa) – “Baked the Blog” – http://bakedtheblog.com/
Uche Pedro (Nigeria) – “Bella Naija” – http://www.bellanaija.com/
Theodora Lee (South Africa) – “Theodora Lee” – http://www.theodoralee.com/ and/or https://www.youtube.com/theodora

TELEVISION:

Favourite TV Show
Austin & Ally
Girl Meets World
Henry Danger
Jessie
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
The Thundermans

Favourite Family TV Show

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Modern Family
Once Upon a Time
The Big Bang Theory
The Flash
The Muppets

Favourite Male TV Star – Kids’ Show

Aidan Gallagher – Nicky Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Casey Simpson – Ricky Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Jace Norman – Henry Hart, Henry Danger
Jack Griffo – Max Thunderman, The Thundermans
Ross Lynch – Austin Moon, Austin & Ally
Tyrel Jackson Williams – Leo Dooley, Lab Rats: Bionic Island

Favourite Male TV Star – Family Show

Anthony Anderson – Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson, Black-ish
Ben McKenzie – James Gordon, Gotham
Grant Gustin – Barry Allen, The Flash
Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki – Leonard Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory
Rico Rodriguez – Manny Delgado, Modern Family

Favourite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show

Debby Ryan – Jessie Prescott, Jessie
Dove Cameron – Liv Rooney, Liv and Maddie
Kira Kosarin – Phoebe Thunderman, The Thundermans
Laura Marano – Ally Dawson, Austin & Ally
Lizzy Greene – Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Zendaya – K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover

Favourite Female TV Star – Family Show

Chloe Bennet – Daisy “Skye” Johnson, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jennifer Morrison – Emma Swan, Once Upon a Time
Kaley Cuoco – Penny Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory
Ming-Na Wen – Melinda May, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sarah Hyland – Haley Dunphy, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara – Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Modern Family

Favourite Talent Competition Show

America’s Got Talent
American Idol
Dance Moms
Dancing with the Stars
The Voice

Favourite Cooking Show*

Cake Boss
Cake Wars
Chopped Junior
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Hell’s Kitchen
MasterChef Junior

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Die hard fans, music nerds and critics love lists. But in rap, rankings like this take on a special level of import: aside from moving a crowd, MC means proving you’re the best. In no other genre do artists so blatantly express their desire to outdo competition. That made Billboard‘s editorial list a more high-stakes undertaking than usual.

Many favorites — Kanye, Drake, KRS — didn’t make it, and each of those omissions hurts deep down. Note: we’re ranking these folks as MCs, not artists. That’s why Dr. Dre and Kanye West, for example, two legendary producer-rappers who don’t match the mic skills of those listed here, were left out.

Even Tupac, perhaps the most influential rapper ever globally, is arguably known more for great songwriting than dominant bars.

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10. Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne’s commercial success speaks for itself — just ask Elvis, whom Weezy surpassed three years ago as the artist with the most Billboard H0t 100 hits of all time.

But leaving that aside, his dizzying run of mixtapes, albums and guest spots from around 2004 to 2009 is arguably the most prolific example of quality meets quantity hip-hop has ever seen. No MC has ever rapped that well, on that many songs, for that long of a time period.

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Full Winners List - AFRIMA Awards 2015

The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA 2015 went down yesterday at Lagos and the exciting awards ceremony saw the best acts from Africa coming together for a slot in the various categories they were nominated for.

Big winners of the night includes Diamond Platnumz who won Artiste of the year and Song of the year award. YBNL’s Adekunle Gold also went away with the Revelation of the year award.

The AFRIMA Awards is  23.9 karat gold-plated trophy. See full winners list – AFRIMA Awards 2015 below:-

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Diamond Platnumz

 

SONG OF THE YEAR
Diamond Platnumz – “Nasema Nawe”, featuring Khadijo Kopa

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Charlotte Dipanda – “Elle n’a pas vu”

 

BEST ARTIST IN AFRICA (RnB & Soul)
Praiz Adejo – Nigeria

 

BEST AFRICAN REGGAE, RAGGA & DANCEHALL
Stonebwoy – Ghana

 

BEST MALE ARTIST: INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORY
Darey – Nigeria

 

BEST FEMALE ARTIST: INSPIRATIONAL CATEGORY
Betty Akna- Equatorial Guinea

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Wiyaala – Ghana

 

BEST ARTIST IN AFRICAN POP
Vanessa Mdee – Tanzania

 

BEST ARTIST IN AFRICAN HIP HOP
Casper Nyovest – South Africa

 

BEST ARTIST IN AFRICAN ELECTRO
Flavour – Nigeria

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Sauti Sol and Cedric Kadenyi – Kenya

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Joseph Chameleone – Uganda

 

REVELATION OF THE YEAR IN AFRICA
Adekunle Gold – Nigeria

 

MOST PROMISING ARTIST IN AFRICA
Kiss Daniel – Nigeria

 

BEST ARTIST IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY
Charlotte Dipanda

 

BEST ARTIST IN AFRICAN JAZZ
Kunle Ayo – Nigeria

 

BEST MALE ARTIST IN WESTERN AFRICA
Olamide – Nigeria

 

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN WESTERN AFRICA
Yemi Alade – Nigeria

 

BEST ARTIST IN AFRICAN ROCK
M’vula – Kenya

 

BEST AFRICAN GROUP
Sauti Sol- Kenya

 

BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION
AKA(South Africa) and Burna Boy(Nigeria)

 

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Busiswa Ngoku- South Africa

 

BEST MALE ARTIST IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Casper Nyovest- South Africa

 

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN NORTHERN AFRICA
Manal- Morocco

 

BEST MALE ARTIST IN NORTHERN AFRICA
Ahmed Soultan- Morocco

 

BEST FEMALE ARTIST IN EASTERN AFRICA
Tsedenia Gebremarkos- Ethiopia

 

BEST MALE ARTIST IN EASTERN AFRICA
Diamond Platnumz- Tanzania

 

PILLAR OF CULTURE IN AFRICA
Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Jagaban)

MOBO Awards 2015 - Full Winners List
The Music Of Black Origin Awards, MOBO 2015 edition was held yesterday 04 November at Leeds, UK. This years awards saw big winners like Fuse ODG, Skepta, Ella Eyre and the rest. Grime music which was pioneered by JME, Skepta, Wiley and Stormzy also got the recognition it deserves. See list below for Full Winners List of this year’s MOBO Awards.

 

Best African

Fuse ODG (WINNER)
Davido
Wizkid
Patoranking
Moelogo
Yemi Alade
Aka
Mista Silva
Shatta Wale
Silvastone

Best Male

Skepta
Mark Ronson
Krept & Konan
JME
Stormzy (WINNER)

Best Female

FKA Twigs
Little Simz
Ella Eyre (WINNER)
Lianne La Havas
Jess Glynne

Best Album

Krept & Konan – ‘The Long Way Home’ (WINNER)
JME – ‘Integrity’
Lianne La Havas – ‘Blood’
Wiley – ‘Snakes & Ladders’
Jamie XX – ‘In Colour’

Best Song

Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’
Skepta – ‘Shutdown’ (WINNER)
Tinie Tempah Feat. Jess Glynne – ‘Not Letting Go’
JME Feat. Giggs – ‘Man Don’t Care’
Krept & Konan – ‘Freak Of The Week’

Best Video

Stormzy – ‘Know Me From’
FKA Twigs – ‘Pendulum’ (WINNER)
Rita Ora Feat. Chris Brown – ‘Body On Me’
Lethal Bizzle ‘ ‘Fester Skank’
FKA Twigs ‘ ‘Glass And Patron’

Best Newcomer

Bugzy Malone
Section Boyz (WINNER)
Nao
Bonkaz
Nick Brewer
George The Poet
J Hus
Snakehips
Sinead Harnett
Yungen

Best International Album

Drake – ‘If You’re Reading This, Its Too Late’ (WINNER)
Kendrick Lamar – ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’
J. Cole – ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’
Dre Dre – ‘Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr Dre’
The Weeknd – ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’
D’Angelo – ‘Black Messiah’
Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Reality Show’
The Internet – ‘Ego Death’
Tyrese – ‘Black Rose’
A$AP Rocky – ‘At.Long.Last.ASAP’

Best Grime

Bugzy Malone
JME
Lethal Bizzle
Skepta
Stormzy (WINNER)

Best Hip-Hop

Akala
Krept & Konan (WINNER)
Nines
Little Simz
Lady Leshurr

Best R&B/Soul

Kwabs
Andreya Triana
Shakka (WINNER)
Lianna La Havas
Joss Stone

Best Reggae

Stylo G
Chonixx
Omi
Popcaan (WINNER)
Protoje

Best Jazz

Binker And Moses (WINNER)
Julia Biel
Courtney Pine
David Little
Polar Bear

Best Gospel

Chos3n
Olaedo Ibe
Leroy Johnson
Ni-Cola
Faith Child (WINNER)

 

MOBO Awards 2015 – Full Winners List