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2023 MTV EMAs Canceled Due To Israel-Palestine Crisis

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The 2023 MTV EMAs, originally planned for 2023, have been cancelled due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

The decision was announced by the EMAs on October 19, 2023, through a press release. The cancellation aims to ensure the safety of the thousands of employees, crew members, artists, fans, and partners who would have travelled worldwide for the event.

The statement emphasizes that given the instability of current world events, the organizers have chosen not to proceed with the 2023 MTV EMAs as a precautionary measure.

Instead, they express solidarity with the devastating events unfolding in Israel and Gaza, considering this a time for mourning rather than a global celebration.

The statement reads,

“Given the volatility of world events, we have decided not to move forward with the 2023 MTV EMAs out of an abundance of caution for the thousands of employees, crew members, artists, fans, and partners who travel from all corners of the world to bring the show to life.” .

The MTV EMAs are an annual celebration of global music. As we watch the devastating events in Israel and Gaza continue to unfold, this does not feel like a moment for a global celebration. With thousands of lives already lost, it is a moment of mourning. We look forward to hosting the MTV EMAs again in November of 2024.”

 

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The MTV Europe Music Awards will be postponed until November 2024, with hopes of hosting it again then. Initially scheduled to take place in Paris on November 5, 2023, the 2023 EMAs was anticipated to be historic as they marked the introduction of the maiden Afrobeats category.

Nigerian artists, including Asake, Arya Starr, Burna Boy, Davido, and Rema, were nominated for the award alongside Malian-born French singer, Aya Nakamura.

The EMAs will make their comeback in 2024 at the Paris Nord Villepinte in France.

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Brymo Offers To Help Burna Boy If He Asks Respectfully

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Nigerian music fans, hold onto your hats! The clash of the titans between Afrobeat stars Brymo and Burna Boy is back for another round on social media.

Brymo launches an offensive attack

The drama unfolded when Brymo took to his Instagram story with a scathing critique of Burna Boy. He essentially claimed his musical talent reigns supreme and that Burna Boy would be better off venturing outside the pop music scene.

The insults didn’t stop there; Brymo even went in on Burna Boy’s vocals, implying a lack of singing ability.

The plot thickened when Brymo took an unexpected turn, suggesting a rather inflated perception of himself. He alluded to being a superior musical entity, and that this self-proclaimed status is the reason why Burna Boy, despite his massive achievements, can’t seem to detach himself from Brymo.

Help with strings attached?

Brymo ended his online tirade with a curious proposition. He offered to assist Burna Boy, but with one key condition: Burna Boy must ask respectfully. This public display of “helpfulness” casts doubt on Brymo’s sincerity, hinting at a potential ulterior motive for the offer.

Burna Boy started the fire

For some context, it’s important to remember that Burna Boy ignited this whole social media firestorm in the first place.

He previously used his Instagram story to diss Brymo’s folk music style, comparing it to singing proverbs in Yoruba and suggesting it lacked the depth and energy of established Fuji legends.

The social media feud rages on

While Brymo maintains he won’t stoop to mentioning Burna Boy directly in his music, his online activity paints a different picture. By tagging Burna Boy and posting pointed critiques, Brymo seems to be actively participating in an online brawl.

This back-and-forth exchange suggests neither musician is ready to let this social media beef simmer down. Their fans, on the other hand, might be left wondering if this is a publicity stunt or a genuine musical rivalry reignited.

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Portable Begs EFCC Not To Arrest Him For Spraying The Naira

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Portable doesn’t want to land in hot water with EFCC for his habit of spraying money. In Nigeria, spraying money on people is illegal because it damages the country’s currency, the Naira. To crack down on this practice, a government agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), recently announced it would be going after people who flout the law.

Portable, known for doing this frequently at his shows, clearly doesn’t want to face jail time or legal trouble with the EFCC. So, he took to social media to plead his case with the agency. He also reached out to his fans, the ones he typically showers with cash during performances.

In a recent Instagram live session, Portable urged his fans to open bank accounts. He promised to switch things up and start transferring money directly into their accounts instead of spraying it around.

“I didn’t deface the Naira. I help a lot of people, after God na government, please forgive me if you have videos of me spraying money, no more spraying of money. My fans, if I no longer spray money, after God na government, no more spraying of money. If it’s about money, open bank accounts, and let’s make transfers,” he said.

This news follows closely behind another big case. Just last week, a famous social media personality named Idris Okuneye, known as Bobrisky, was in court for the same reason: messing up Nigerian money. The court found him guilty, and he was sentenced to spend six months in jail, with no chance of paying a fine to avoid prison time.

This week, things haven’t slowed down for the EFCC. They’ve arrested another well-known influencer, Pascal Okechukwu, who also goes by Cubana Chief Priest. He’s also accused of damaging the Nigerian currency.

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Tiwa Savage Says She Became A ‘Boss Lady’ To Make New Film ‘Water And Garri’

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Singer Tiwa Savage was involved in making a movie called “Water and Garri“. This movie will be available to watch online on Prime Video starting May 10th, 2024. In a recent interview with ABC, Tiwa Savage said that working on this movie, which Meji Alabi directed, required her to take charge and be in control (be a “boss lady”).

Executive producing was like me just putting my boss hat on and trying to be a boss lady in all aspects of my life. It was fun, and it was stressful doing that and also starring in it. But it just showed me that I can do anything I put my mind to. There are so many things that I have dreams of accomplishing, and now I’m really motivated,” she said.

In the interview, Tiwa Savage also explained two things:

First, she revealed her reasons for deciding to act in a movie. Second, she explained why the movie has the same name as her music collection, the “Water and Garri” EP, which came out in 2021.

I’ve always wanted to do acting. I’ve always wanted to do movies. Actually, that was my first love before music. So it felt like a full circle moment for me. I just felt it was time for me to finally get into that. I never wanted to let go of music, so it’s a great way for me to still embody that.”

Tiwa Savage said that she was drawn to the film because it was told from a female perspective. Water and Garri follows a Nigerian fashion designer who returns to the country after building a successful career in the US.

It’s a story first of all told by a female from a female point of view. I’m always an advocate for that and I don’t think we have enough of that in the space of Nollywood and just in Africa in general. We do have but I don’t think we have enough. It’s refreshing for me. It’s a story about love, female empowerment,” she said.

Tiwa Savage didn’t just talk about her movie in the interview. She also gave her thoughts on something else that’s been happening in the music world: the growing popularity of Afrobeats music outside of Africa, especially in Western countries.

I feel like genres like RnB, jazz, soul all originated from Africa, so it’s a full circle moment to have Afrobeats having its moment right now. And then hear elements of it from the rhythm to the soul in the music. I felt like we were losing a bit of that in commercial music these days. It’s good to see that African music is getting its shine again,” she said.

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