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Soapy Singer, Naira Marley Returns To Court

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The fraud  trial of Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, will continue on Tuesday, October 22.

Earlier fixed for Monday, October 21, the trail was shifted following the failure of the court to sit despite both the defence and prosecution counsel being in the court.

Naira Marley is facing charges of fraud brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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He was arrested by the EFCC in May, accused of conniving with one Yad Isril (at large) to use Access card issued to other persons in a bid to obtain gain, an offence contrary to Section 27(1) (b) of the Cybercrime Prohibition, Prevention Act 2015.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos granted him bail in the sum of N2 million with sureties in like sum on May 31.

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He was eventually released after spending 14 days in custody.

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I Almost Gave Up On My Goal-Don Jazzy

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Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy, has revealed that he almost gave up on Mavin Record in its early days.

In a Twitter post, he wrote: “Everyone has their goal. I almost gave up on mine in the early days of Mavin. As you can see in the throwback pic. I look fed up lol. But man had to keep pushing. May you reap the rewards of all your hard work last last o”

The beatmaker who also doubles as a singer has since gone on to set the pace in the music industry, leading one of the most consistent record labels in Nigeria.

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Grammy Nomination: Reactions Continue To Pour In For Burna Boy

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Music lovers in Nigeria have reacted with excitement to Burna Boy’s  Grammy Award nomination.

The singer whose real name is Damini Ogulu was nominated in the ‘Best World Music Album’ category for his album ‘African Giant’ .

Since the nomination, fans have been reacting positively to the development on social media with congratulatory messages following the Afro-fusion star.

The list of the nomination was on Wednesday, November 20.

Reacting to the nominations, Burna Boy via his twitter handle @Burnaboy, “African Giant is Grammy Nominated! Its been a crazy day, so Grateful.

“Special shout-out to everyone on the album from the producers to co-producers to featured Artists to Engineers.

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“I appreciate all your input to making the album. We should all be very proud. #grammys  #GRAMMYNoms.’’

@IvieAni said: “Burna Boy deserves this Grammy nomination. We saw it coming from miles away. The Grammy still having a World Music category is still questionable though.’’

@Omojuwa tweeted: “I am glad Burna Boy let the greatness come through…it was always there, always apparent. Everyone with an eye for genuine talent could see it. Here we are!’’

@Theshawnife said: “When Burna Boy called himself an African Giant, there was outrage on Social Media for days.

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“Since then, his album has made mad waves! In the African Giant song he said he would win a GRAMMY.

“Now he’s en route to doing that, he literally spoke it into existence! A KING, WE STAN.’’

@Fifunmi said: “Burna Boy nominated for a Grammy award.

“I’m proud of the #AfricanGiant and proud to be part of the group who promoted the great album. It was worth it.’’

Burna Boy named himself ‘African Giant’  having slammed organisers of the Coachella Music Festival for writing his name in small fonts in the event’s promotional posters.

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Afropop Musician, Davido Drops Sophomore Album Today

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Davido Music Worldwide boss, David Adeleke,  has released his sophomore album titled ‘A Good Time’ after much anticipation.

The album which comes six years after his massive debut titled ‘OBO’ dropped worldwide in the early hours of Friday, November 22.

Davido's 'A Good Time' Album Tracklist

A 17 track album, it comprises of collaborations with Popcaan, Peruzzi, Zlatan, Naira Marley, WurlD, Summer Walker, Chris Brown, Gunna, Dremo, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Yonda.

Producers on the album include Shizzi, Kiddominant, Speroach Beatz, Tekno and a few others.

‘A Good Time’ drops on the imprints of Davido Music Worldwide/Sony Music U.K./RCA Records.

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Analysing the album, the singer said: “It’s been a long 7 years. A lot has transpired in my life since my debut album ‘Genesis’, and I, David Adeleke (aka Davido) have gone through a process of immense changes and growth,” he said.

“In sad times I lost close family and friends (RIP) and in my happiest times I’ve created lives (Imade, Hailey & David Jr). I fell in love and got engaged to my PHENOMENAL fiancé, Chioma. I’ve fought battles of all kinds and on all fronts: spiritual, physical, mental, emotional even political.”

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On the motive behind the title, Davido said, “A Good Time’ reflects on the ability to trust the timing of your life, enjoying the best moments and persevering through the worst ones.

“There’s no time like the present and it’s A Good Time to be alive, to be a PROUD AFRICAN and to fight for the freedom of one another – in unity. This is my album cover art and it reflects the culmination of my 7 year journey in audio/visual form.”

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