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Grammy is Not for Nigerians – HipTV Owner

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HipTV owner and the brain behind the ‘Headies’ awards, Ayo Animashaun, has declared that the Grammy is not for Nigerian artistes.

In a recent interview with Tribune, when asked what is limiting Nigerian music from winning the Grammys, he said: “I really don’t understand why Nigerians want to win the Grammys.

Grammys are not for us, but for Americans. We should get that right. They put everybody in one world music category. We are not their focus. It is not for us. Yes, we can win awards, but they do not show us the way they run the award category during the show. .

I think we should make our own awards, our own Grammy and I would say it any day that the Grammy is not for us. They have built something big for themselves. Let them come and win awards in Nigeria or Africa.

We don’t celebrate our own things. It’s just a shame. I have been to the Grammys many times and I don’t see many African artistes. They don’t particularly care because they recognise, mainly, their industry. They don’t know you exist. .

You go there taking pictures with them and when you are taking pictures with them, the guy is already looking somewhere else. See all the artistes that paid for international collaboration. What happened?

They collect your money and they don’t want to come back. They don’t want to collaborate with you. And you know what? You will make so much money here if you really work hard and you will be known in the whole of Africa. .

Build your own. If I tell a sponsor now that we should take five artistes to the Grammy awards, they would be ready to do that but when it comes to Headies, we will be begging for sponsorship. .

Grammy is not our thing. Let’s do our thing. Let’s make it big and fantastatic. Why do you want to win Grammy. There is no World Cup for music.”

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I never wanted to marry an artiste – Singer Simi

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Popular Nigerian singer, Simi has said she never intended to marry an artiste.

Featuring in a recent episode of the ‘Tea With Tay’ podcast, the 35-year-old songstress opened up about how she met Adekunle Gold, her husband.

Simi said she initially thought Gold was just a fan hoping to connect with her on Facebook.

She went on to say that she met her husband as a graphics designer and had no idea “he was singing”.

“When I first met my husband, I did not know he was singing. Because I already said I cannot marry a singer. He used to do this King of Photoshop. I have never heard him sing up till that time. I think he was even a fan,” she said.

“He had sent me a message on Facebook. I never saw it. I still have not replied. I sensed that it was him that would be good for me.”

Simi got married to Adekunle Gold in 2019.

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‘I Planned Out My Life When I Was 25; Told Myself I Would Be Done With Child Birth, Get My Law Degree And Become A University Lecturer At 35’ — Influencer, Amanda Chisom, Who’s Still A ‘Girlfriend’ At 36 Years Cries Out

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She wrote: “When I was 25

I had my life planned out men. I told myself that 35 I will go back to school and get my Law Degree ,would have been done with child birth and be a lecturer in the university.

See my life now, girlfriend, waist pain,three grey hairs,Throwing back and forth shades with umumbanshi , doing trader and land agent . Children who sai.

Life is really funny, sometimes when I look at the children at the home and all the English they speak about what they want to become and what they will do. I just want to shatter their glass stars and tell them ” Life will humble them in a vicious ways”.

But what would we be without our dreams, I have long given up planning my life, whatever the gods bring, I thank them and go. It is our lot, it is God’s plan and we are grateful, at least we are not an unmarked grave at the cemetery.”

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I’m First Gospel House Amapiano Artist In Nigeria – Mike Drimz

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Gospel house Amapiano artist and gospel music minister, motivational speaker, and philanthropist Mike Drimz comes with a dynamic style of tunes with the release of his latest single, “24/7,” which is off his latest EP, “In His Presence.”

The song 24/7 is yet to be released on the 1st of January 2024, and will also be available now on all digital platforms.

The new release comes with a blend of inspiring gospel sounds fused with Amapiano and house melodies.

Born Michael Alieade Abuo, a native of Ogoja L.G.A. in Cross River State, he is a graduate of business administration from the prestigious Rufus Giwa Polytechnic in Owo, Ondo State.

After capturing hearts with hits like the pulsating “Tear Rubber” in 2018 and “Yeshua” and “Spread Love,” which feature the Multi Award-winning East African and KORA Award-winning artist Kidum Kibido” Mike Drimz’s long-awaited track ’24/7′ will showcase his electrifying energy.

Under the skilled guidance of producers like Soplain and Mix and mastered by legendary O. G Dan Jiggy, Mike Drimz’s new project showcases his remarkable musical versatility and his Afro-house Amapiano genre-bending capabilities.

He forges his own path, delivering a vibrant fusion of gospel afrobeats and house amapiano, all infused with uplifting lyrics that resonate deeply with listeners.

Beyond his musical talent, Mike Drimz is recognised for his unique ability to combine music with his business activities. He leverages his powerful voice and lyrical prowess through his passion for singing and spreading the gospel message to underserved communities and empowering individuals, ultimately leading them closer to faith and transforming lives.

Mike Drimz further said that it is important to fail as much as you can because failure is the stepping stone to building success. Reminiscing, he failed in so many ways; he tried so many businesses, job applications, and living in the trenches of Ajegunle, but still had high hopes of becoming the best version of himself, so his song speaks directly to the brokenhearted, to the hopeless, and to the voiceless.

Mike Drimz said it’s on all social media platforms and his latest song, “24/7, to be released on New Year’s Day, can be streamed a well, as he ushers you into the new year 2024 with hope and healing through his music.

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