Nigerian musician, actor and political hopeful, Bankole Wellington (Banky W) and his star Nollywood actress wife, Adesua Etomi have welcomed a baby boy.
Banky W revealed this on his social media page where he appreciated God for their new bundle of joy.
The couple have been receiving congratulatory messages across social media platforms.
The two lovebirds got married in 2017 a few months after their engagement blew up the internet.
The Wedding Party, arguably the biggest movie of the couple’s acting careers is one of Nigeria’s biggest box office movies.
#14th Headies: Wizkid Emerges Artiste of the Year as Fireboy, Omah Lay Win Big
Wizkid was awarded as the Artiste of the Year at the 14th edition of the Headies Awards as Fireboy DML won four awards from his total of nine nominations.
The YBNL-signed artiste, Fireboy won an award each for his two albums, “Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps” and “Apollo”.
Omah Lay took home the Next Rated Award which is arguably the headline award every year as it comprises new artistes who have earned grand entries into the Nigerian music industry. Omah Lay was nominated alongside Bella Shmurda, Tems and Oxlade.
Wizkid, alongside his Artiste of the Year gong also won the Headies Viewers’ Choice Award.
Nominations for the 14th Headies were released in December 2020 with Fireboy DML picking up most nominations. Wurld, Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido were next as they had six nominations each.
The award which was hosted by comedian, Bovi and actress, Nancy Isime sprang up to life when Wizkid surprisingly made his way to the hall to the excitement of his fans.
See Full Winners of the 14th Headies Awards:
Producer of The Year
Pheelz – Billionaire by Teni
Best Vocal Performance (Female)
Niniola – Addicted
Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Praiz – Under The Sky
Best Street Hop Artiste
Mayorkun – Geng
Rookie of The Year
Bad Boy Tims – MJ
Best Pop Single
Nobody – DJ Neptune feat Joe Boy and Mr Eazi
Ladipoe and Simi – Know you
Best Alternative song
Moelogo – I wonder
Best Rap Single
Falz – Bop Daddy feat. Ms Banks
Best R&B Single
Fireboy DML – Tatoo
Best R&B Album
Fireboy DML – Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps
Best Alternative Album
Roots – The Cavemen
Headies’ Viewer’s Choice
Songwriter of the Year
Simi – Duduke
Best Pop Album
Fireboy – Apollo
Lyricist on The Roll
Ilbliss Goretti – Country
African Artiste Recognition Award
Headies Hall of Fame
King Sunny Ade
Headies Revelation of the Year
Best Rap Album
God’s Engineering – AQ
Artiste of the Year
Davido’s “IF” Earns Gold RIAA Gold Award in the U.S.
Davido’s “IF” has hit gold status in the United States, after he sold 500,000 records of the solo single.
The Gold award, given to songs and albums that sell 500,000 records is Davido’s second and are the only two afrobeat songs from Africa to hit the landmark.
The artiste took to his Twitter page on Wednesday to announce his new achievement.
The certification was done on the 12th of February, less than a year after his “Fall” single also earned the gold status.
If, which was produced by Tekno is one of Nigeria and Africa’s biggest hit songs in the last decade.
TIME Magazine Name Davido, Feminist Coalition Trio, Flutterwave CEO among World’s Most Influential People
American weekly news magazine and news website, Time Magazine, has named Nigerian contemporary artiste, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, as one of the next 100 most influential people in the world for 2021.
Davido in his reaction wrote on his social media platforms: ‘Proud to be included in the inaugural #TIME100Next list”.
According to TIME Magazine, TIME100 Next list is an expansion of their flagship, TIME100 franchise, that highlights 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future.
The FEM singer was selected in the Phenoms category alongside stars like Amanda Gorman, Charli D’Amelio, Rege-Jean Page, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nyjah Huston, Sydney McLaughlin, Brit Bennett, Olivia Rodrigo, Steve Kornacki, Doja Cat, Luka Doncic, Trevor Lawrence, Abby Phillip, Janja Garnbret, Izkia Siches Pasten, Koyoharu Gotouge.
Each person on the TIME100Next list had a tribute written by someone in their field. For Davido, Nigerian rapper and winner of the Big Brother Naija Lockdown Edition, Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe, known professionally as Laycon, wrote the tribute.
Nigerians on the list are founders of the Feminist Coalition – Damilola Odufuwa and Odunayo Eweniyi; a member of the group, Feyikemi “FK” Abudu; and Flutterwave’s co-founder and CEO, Olugbenga Agboola.
Odufunwa, Eweniyi and Abudu were spotlighted by Time Magazine for their role in the #ENDSARS protest which rocked Nigeria in 2020.
When protests calling for an end to police brutality and the disbandment of Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) erupted across the country in fall 2020, Damilola Odufuwa and Odunayo Eweniyi, founders of the Feminist Coalition, sprang into action. Drawing on their expertise in tech, they raised donations in Bitcoin to offer protesters medical assistance, legal aid and mental health support.
Tech expert Agboola was recognised for his contribution during the #ENDSARS protest.
Amid lockdown, Flutterwave expanded from specializing in digital cash registers to hosting digital storefronts, helping some 20,000 small businesses suddenly without foot traffic set up online shops, receive payments and arrange delivery options. Now Flutterwave—which already has a presence in 17 African countries—is planning to leverage that momentum into greater expansion, so that a customer in South Africa, for example, can seamlessly use her Kenyan digital wallet to buy products in Senegal.
Zimbabwe’s Vice President Kembo Mohadi Resigns Amidst Scandal
Akufo-Addo, Wife Take COVID-19 Vaccine Shots
Harare City Nurses Resign En Masse over Allowances
Zambian High Court Cancels State Acquisition of CEC Company Power Lines
ECOWAS Parliament Backs Mali’s Transition to Democracy
Africa’s Wissa, Moffi Lift Lorient over PSG in 3-2 Thriller
U.S. Sells $200m Weapons to Egypt Amid Alleged Human Rights Abuses
Six Ghanaians Arrested in the U.S. over $50M Romance, COVID-19 Relief Scam
Buhari Nominates Ex-Service Chiefs as Non-Career Ambassadors
Payback Time! Nigerian Communities Can Now Sue Shell over Oil Spills
Boosting Africa’s Revenue | The Remittances and Taxation Conversation
China’s Belt and Road Initiative | Is Debt Slowing China’s Advancement?
3rd Mainland Bridge | Rehabilitation Work Nears Completion.
Crude Oil | OPEC Battles to Avoid Glut As Price Rises Above $50
World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects For January 2021
Health5 days ago
12 Die of COVID-19 Complications in Nigeria
Culture and Tourism5 days ago
Being Kenya’s International Tourism Ambassador is a Privilege – Naomi Campbell
News4 days ago
The Future is Here: RwandAir Becomes First African Airline on IATA’s Digital Health Passport
News3 days ago
Kenya Space Agency Launch Two Mini-Rockets
Health2 days ago
COVID-19: Nigeria Records Additional 600 Cases, Total Now 155, 076
News3 days ago
Palesa Madiba’s Killer Sentenced 31 years
Southern Africa Business4 days ago
South Africans Happy with 2021 Budget Presentation
Business News5 days ago
All Eyes on Ghana as African Gold Rises Like the Phoenix