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Libianca’s ‘People’ Becomes Highest Charting Song in UK Chart History

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The song ‘People’ by Libianca, has become increasingly popular both internationally and in Nigeria, and has reached a new peak of number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, making it the highest-charting African song in the chart’s history, surpassing the previous record of number 3 held by CKay’s ‘Love Nwantiti’.

Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ remix featuring Selena Gomez moves up to its peak position of number 4, while Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush’ drops to number 27 after 12 weeks on the chart. Davido’s ‘Unavailable’ featuring Musa Keys drops to number 70 after debuting at number 60 last week.

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In the Official Afrobeats Chart Top 20, Davido’s ‘Unavailable’ retains the number 1 spot, while Asake’s ‘2:30’ debuts at number 2, and Victony’s ‘Soweto’ remix moves up to number 3. Darkoo’s ‘Disturbing U’ featuring Ayra Starr debuts at number 8, while Tiwa Savage’s ‘Stamina’ drops to number 7, and BNXN’s ‘Gwagwalada’ drops to number 10.

The UK Singles Chart and the Official Afrobeats Chart Top 20 reflect the popularity of African music in the UK and internationally, with a range of African artists and songs making an impact on the charts.

 

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All Music Comes From Africa – Tiwa Savage Says On Afrobeats’ Global Appeal

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In a recent interview, award-winning singer Tiwa Savage dished on her new movie “Water & Garri.” This film marks her acting debut and her first time as an executive producer. Tiwa felt it was time to explore her creativity beyond music. “Water & Garri” was the perfect opportunity.

The movie hit streaming services on May 10, 2024. It had a killer soundtrack featuring Afrobeats stars like Ayra Starr, Young Jonn, and Black Sheriff.

Speaking of Ayra Starr, she also joined the interview and showered Tiwa with praise. She called her a shining example of female African artists taking the world by storm. The feeling was mutual; Tiwa called Ayra Starr a talented and genuine person she admires deeply.

Another highlight of the interview was Tiwa gushing about collaborating with Brandy. The American R&B singer inspired her to pursue music in the first place. This moment, she said, was a dream come true.

On a broader note, Tiwa championed Afrobeats’ global rise.

She views it as a beautiful homecoming for African music, finally getting the recognition it deserves after influencing music for so long.

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Ayo Edebiri Says She Left The Church Because Of Her LGBTQ Friends

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Ayo Edebiri, a Nigerian-American actress, recently shared why she left the Pentecostal church she grew up in.

Edebiri, who won awards for her acting, said her beliefs changed a lot after moving to New York. Raised in a strict religious household by Nigerian immigrant parents, she attended a Pentecostal church with her mom.

The church had strict rules about clothing, not allowing jewellery, revealing clothing, or anything form-fitting. She also found the church’s teachings about the second coming of Jesus to be very anxiety-provoking. One of the things that most bothered her was the idea that her friends who were gay or Muslim wouldn’t go to heaven.

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Timini Egbuson Is The Highest Grossing Nollywood Actor For 2023

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Film distribution and production company FilmOne, after crunching the numbers, has crowned Timini Egbuson as Nollywood’s king of the box office in 2023.

This means the movies Egbuson starred in were the biggest money-makers of the year. It draws in the most viewers. But Egbuson wasn’t the only actor with box-office clout. Keep reading to see who else made FilmOne’s list of top earners for 2023!

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Timini Egbuson is a well-respected Nollywood actor. He’s known for his role in the long-running TV series “Tinsel” and starred in the 2023 blockbuster “A Tribe Called Judah.” He’s also an award winner, having taken home the African Magic Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Actor in a Drama back in 2020.

Last year was a busy one for Timini Egbuson; he appeared in a total of nine Nollywood films, including titles like “The Kujus Again,” “Honey Money,” and “Something Like Gold.”

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