Stonebwoy stays winning as he gets five (5) plaques as the highest streamer on Boomplay. Ranking his as the first artiste in Ghana to get that kind of number. At the moment, Stonebwoy is the artiste with the most streamed songs on Boomplay. Boomplay is a service that allows for easy streaming and downloading of songs, owned by Transnet Music limited. The numbers are well curated by using the streaming platform’s user data.
Ghanaian prolific dancehall and afro pop sensation, has been honoured with five (5) different plaques, which has different number of streams on them. Having won the title for about two years in a row now, the multiple award winning songwriter and singer shares a photo of himself with the plaques he got, and captioned it, ”highest streamer on Boomplay Ghana”.
In a video he posted on Instagram, he prides himself in being the one having the biggest number on boomplay music Ghana. HE brags about how the plaques ought to have come a long time ago, and he is still ranking up the numbers.HE goes ahead to appreciate his fans; the BhimNation, and those who love Ghana music, and those who listen to him worldwide, and encouraged them to keep supporting his music by streaming his songs. In though video, he tags Kv online talent, kaystudios, Burniton Music Group and Boomplay Music Ghana.
Continually putting Ghana on the map, Stonebwoy just released the visuals of his song, ”Putuu”. After releasing the hit song in the second half of 2020, he releases the visuals two days ago. ”putuu” which means to pray, the musical video of the amazing song, was uploaded on Stonebwoy’s official YouTube channel.
The talented artiste takes the track up a notch by making it a fast tempo song, as opposed to his conventional style of singing. In fact, because of this, ”Putuu” was compared to P2pa Solja president patapaa due to its format, rhythm and rhymes.
His album, ”Anloga Junction” leads the pack as the most streamed album on Boomplay. This does not come as a surprise because, ”Anloga junction trended across West Africa. The album features collaborations with American singer and songwriter – Keri Hilson, one of the Nigerian leading artistes – Zlatan, multiple award-wining South African artiste- Nasty C, Tanzanian recording artiste – Diamond Platnumz, and some other artistes.
Last year, the CEO of Burniton Music Group also took the award for the Bloomplay most streamed artiste, followed by Shatta Wale, who came in at second, and Sarkodie at third. Kwesi Arthur, Kuami, Eugene, King Promise also followed in that regard. Wendy Shay and Joyce Blessing came in at 7th and 8th respectively, and Dammy Lumba and the fast rising star; Fameye also made it onto it onto the list, by coming in at 9th and 10th position.
The Boomplay app has over 60 million users, it says its vision is to build the largest and most reliable digital music ecosystem for artists and content creators in Africa.
Being Kenya’s International Tourism Ambassador is a Privilege – Naomi Campbell
English model and actress, Naomi Campbell, has described her confirmation as Kenya’s international tourism ambassador as a privilege and an honour.
Najib Balala, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, had announced the appointment of 50-year-old Campbell as Magical Kenya International Brand Ambassador in January, a development which was widely criticised by Kenyans.
News Central reports that Kenyans had queried why the appointment was not given to Hollywood’s Kenyan-Mexican actress, Lupita Nyong‘o. But, Balala defended his decision by saying Campbell had taken up the role pro bono.
He also added that his ministry had not been able to reach Nyong’o for at least three years.
Gushing over her role as the face of international tourism for Kenya, a country famous for its wildlife safaris and beach resorts, Campbell in an Instagram post said:
“I feel so privileged and honoured to be confirmed as Magical Kenya International Brand Ambassador. Not just because of the obvious benefits that tourism brings to an economy but also I am proud to be able to represent such an important country as Kenya.
“We all know about the astounding areas of natural beauty, the beaches and of course the wildlife but there is much more.
“Kenya has a history going back 100 million years and is considered by many to be the cradle of civilisation so I am humbled to be talking about the country.
“Of course the people are the wealth of any nation and it’s no different with Kenya. It’s people have excelled in the arts, sciences, political thought and sports just to name a few.
“Tourism does of course bring jobs to the local economy, vital for so many small and big entrepreneurs. It helps unleash ideas, creativity, talent and makes for worthwhile and productive lives.
“Tourism is vital on many levels and it is my hope that I can play a small part in helping remind the world about Kenya and on a bigger level wouldn’t it be wonderful if Kenya could help inspire the world after this terrible pandemic we have all been through. Reminding us to be grateful for nature’s beauty and enduring history of our wonderful planet. #NAOMIAFRICA🙏🏾 @magicalkenya 🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪”
Three Endangered Rothschild’s Giraffes Die of Electrocution in Kenya
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has confirmed that three Rothschild’s giraffes have died after being electrocuted by low-hanging power powerlines at a Soysambu conservancy in Nakuru.
News Central reports that Rothschild’s giraffe are one of the most endangered species of the animal with estimate putting their population at less than 1,600 in the wild.
Kenya has about 600 Rothschild’s.
KWS said officials from the state-owned power distributing company, Kenya Power, would replace the poles.
“Preliminary reports indicate that the height of the electricity poles crossing Soysambu Conservancy are low, below giraffe’s height,” a statement read in part.
Dr Paula Kahumbu, the Producer and Host of Wildlife Warriors CEO WildlifeDirect, alleged in a tweet that the deaths could have been prevented if experts’ advise was heeded.
In another tweet, Kahumbu added that these deaths were not the first, and that they could have been prevented if expert advice had been followed.
“These power lines have been killing giraffes, vultures and flamingos. Advice from experts was ignored. RIAs [Risk Impact Assessments] are notoriously poor on many development projects. Sad that it takes these kinds of deaths to wake some people up!” she tweeted.
Icons on Nigeria’s ₦10 Note Inspired Oscar Nominated Movie, ‘Milkmaid’ – Ovbiagele
It may no longer be news that Nigerian movie, ‘Milkmaid’, is in contention for an award in the 2021 Oscars International Films Category, what is news is the revelation that the film was inspired by a denomination of the Nigerian currency.
“The screenplay was inspired by the two iconic figures at the back of the 10 Naira note, those are the Fulani milkmaids who were carrying their calabashes.
Desmond Ovbiagele, who produced Milkmaid, said his film was inspired by two iconic figures on the ₦10 note. The movie, itself, tells the story of two sisters who were abducted from their village during an insurgency in Northeast Nigeria.
“So I sought to imagine what would happen if the two characters were caught up in an insurgency situation. How would their lives play out and how would they adjust to the new way of life that would be imposed on them.
On the choice of language used in the movie, Ovbiagele said “one could have chosen the easier decision to shoot the film in English language, but because we were striving for authenticity, we didn’t think it would be authentic enough for people in that rural area setting to speak `Queens English’.
The former Investment Banker turned movie producer said he was overwhelmed by the nomination of the movie for the Oscars adding that it was an accolade to reward the efforts of the cast and crew.
“… to fly the Nigerian flag at the Oscars, a Nation of 200 million people, the most prolific film making industry in the world by volume is a tremendous honour,” he said.
The film has already won five Africa Movie Academy Awards, including Best Film.
Oscars organisers, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, will announce nominations for the Academy Awards on March 15 in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
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