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Nigeria’s Ikorodu Bois, Emmanuella Nominated for 2021 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

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Nigerian super kids, Ikorodu Bois, known for remaking movies and music videos, have been nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2021 under the favourite African social media star category.

The group were nominated alongside their compatriot, Emmanuella Samuel, simply known as Emmanuella, a 10-year old comedienne.

Nickelodeon published the awards’ nomination list on Monday.

The award, an annual American children’s awards ceremony, is a huge one for the kids as they’ve been making rounds for years in and out of the country.

The Nigerians were nominated alongside South Africa’s Bonang; Uganda’s Ghetto kids; Kenya’s Elsa Majimbo; and another South African, Wain Van Den berg.

Ikorodu Bois, comprising of Babatunde Sanni, Muiz Sanni, Malik Sanni and Fawaz Aina, is a group known for recreating and mimicking multi-million-dollar music videos, Hollywood movie trailers and epic pictures.

The bois have made a lot of waves and received recommendations from Hollywood star, Chris Hemsworth after a remake on Netflix movie `Extraction 2’ by the Russo brothers which went viral.

Ikorodu bois were recently featured on Steve Harvey’s TV show which turned out to be a good one for them. The group last year got free equipment from Netflix to help them out in their shots.

The 2021 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards recognises the biggest and most entertaining stars across the world of film, television, music, sports, video games and social media.

The awards which is strictly by voting will see the Bois slug it out with five others.

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Banky W, Adesua Etomi Welcome Baby Boy

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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.

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#14th Headies: Wizkid Emerges Artiste of the Year as Fireboy, Omah Lay Win Big

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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

Best Collabo
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

Next Rated
Omah Lay

Headies’ Viewer’s Choice
Wizkid

Songwriter of the Year
Simi – Duduke

Best Pop Album
Fireboy – Apollo

Lyricist on The Roll
Ilbliss Goretti – Country

African Artiste Recognition Award
Master KG

Headies Hall of Fame
King Sunny Ade

Headies Revelation of the Year

Fireboy DML

Best Rap Album
God’s Engineering – AQ

Artiste of the Year
Wizkid

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Davido’s “IF” Earns Gold RIAA Gold Award in the U.S.

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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.

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