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2024 Billboard Women In Music Awards To Honour Tems



2024 Billboard Women In Music Awards To Honour Tems |

Tems is set to receive recognition at the 2024 Billboard Women in Music event, adding another accolade to her list of achievements as a Grammy-winning artist.

Gaining international acclaim in 2020 for her standout contribution to Wizkid’s hit song ‘Essence,’ Tems has achieved remarkable commercial success, solidifying her status as one of Nigeria’s prominent music stars.

It is a great milestone that the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is poised to be honoured as the Breakthrough Artist by Billboard at the Women in Music ceremony scheduled for March 6, 2024.


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The Nigerian sensation gained global prominence after she collaborated on Wizkid’s ‘Essence,’ which not only achieved massive commercial success but also reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Following her mainstream breakthrough in the United States, her single ‘Free Mind‘ experienced a resurgence, securing multiple weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.

Tems’ remarkable journey continued as she featured on rapper Future‘s Grammy-winning hit ‘Wait For U,’ which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking her as the first Nigerian artist to achieve such a debut atop the chart.

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Further collaborations with Drake on ‘Fountain‘ and Beyonce on ‘Move‘ resulted in both songs earning her entries on the Hot 100, bringing her total to five—an unprecedented record for a Nigerian artist.

Closing out 2023 with the release of two singles, Tems is gearing up for the highly anticipated debut album set to be unveiled in 2024. This recognition at the Billboard Women in Music event serves as a testament to her ongoing success in the global music scene.

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Funke Akindele, Joke Sylvia, Ruth Kadiri And Others Top YNaija’s “The Nollywood 100” List




Under the sparkling lights of January 15th, 2024, a prestigious event unfolded, orchestrated by The Nollywood 100 and their esteemed partner, EbonyLife. This exclusive gathering served as a vibrant celebration of the Nigerian film industry, a vibrant tapestry woven with the threads of talent and dedication. The evening shone a spotlight on the true visionaries—those who made their mark on the cinematic landscape throughout the preceding year, leaving an indelible impression on the hearts and minds of audiences. It was a night to honour their invaluable contributions and toast the ever-evolving brilliance of Nollywood.

Among the esteemed awardees were the renowned actress Funke Akindele, the acclaimed filmmaker Adeoluwa Owu, and the captivating actress Ruth Kadiri. Joining them were countless other luminaries like Shaffy Bello, Timini, and many more, each a testament to the vibrant tapestry of talent that defines Nollywood. This momentous event was not only a celebration of the present, but a resounding affirmation of the bright future that awaits Nigerian cinema.

The Nollywood 100

The Nollywood 100 serves as a powerful platform, championing the voices and talents of rising stars and newcomers. This ensures that the next generation of filmmakers receives the well-deserved recognition they have earned. As Nigeria’s film scene undergoes continuous transformation, this initiative shines a light on the crucial role storytelling plays in shaping cultural narratives and fostering artistic expression.

See the full list below:

  1. Tobi Bakre
  2. Editi Effiong
  3. Mary Njoku
  4. Niyi Akinmolayan
  5. C.J Obasi
  6. Tobi Bakre
  7. Tunde Apalowo
  8. Kelechi Udegbe
  9. Onyinye Odokoro
  10. Nse Ikpe-Etim
  11. Oge Obasi
  12. Richard Mofe Damijo
  13. Funke Akindele
  14. Bimbo Ademoye
  15. Olumide Oworu
  16. Timini Egbuson
  17. Jade Osiberu
  18. Emeka Nwagbaraocha
  19. Biodun Stephen
  20. Yinka Edwar
  21. Scarlet Gomez
  22. Lateef Adedimeji
  23. Rahama Sadau
  24. Barnabas ’Barny’ Emordi
  25. Funlola Aofiyebi
  26. Kehinde Bankole
  27. Lala Akindoju
  28. Chimezie Imo
  29. Fawaz of Ikorodu Bois
  30. Eku Edewor
  31. Ruth Kadiri
  32. Paul Nnadiekwe
  33. Femi Adebayo
  34. Pat Nebo
  35. Taiwo Adeyemi
  36. Adedapo Idowu
  37. Damola Ademola
  38. Zulumoke Oyibo
  39. Dimeji Ajibola
  40. Naz Onuzo
  41. Martha Ehinome
  42. Adebowale “Mr Macaroni” Adebayo
  43. Bolaji Ogunmola
  44. Gabriel Afolayan
  45. Olarotimi Fakunle
  46. Adim Isiakpona
  47. Toyosi Etim-Effiong
  48. Chioma Ude
  49. Uzoamaka Aniunoh
  50. Mimi Bartels
  51. Ini Edo
  52. Mautin Tainu
  53. Anita Eboigbe and Daniel Okechukwu
  54. Oris Aigbokhaevbolo
  55. Ikeade Oriade
  56. Stephanie Linus
  57. Wilfred Okiche
  58. Omowunmi Dada
  59. Donald Tombia
  60. Kenneth Gyang
  61. Lonzo Nzekwe
  62. Mo Abudu
  63. Ireti Doyle
  64. Chidi Mokeme
  65. Shaffy Bello
  66. Toyin Abraham
  67. Xavier Ighorodje
  68. Uzee Usman
  69. Chioma Chukwuka
  70. Jay Franklyn Jituboh
  71. Ifeanyi Barbara Chidi
  72. Showmax
  73. Prime Video
  74. Netflix
  75. Lagos Fringe
  76. Africa Magic
  77. Nollywood Film Club
  78. Nollywire
  79. FilmOne
  80. Ink blot
  81. Anthill
  82. Genoveva Umeh
  83. Okechukwu Nwankwo
  84. Oluwatobi Makinde
  85. Uche Jumbo
  86. Zubby Michael
  87. Tina Mba
  88. Daniel Etim-Effiong
  89. Sam Maurice
  90. James Omokwe
  91. Uzor Arukwe
  92. Joke Silva
  93. Kayode Kasum
  94. Adeolauwa Owu
  95. Nancy Isime
  96. Jide Kene Achufusi
  97. Lani Aisida
  98. Ade Laoye
  99. Dami Elebe
  100. Inechi Opara
  101. Iyebiye Adeitan
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Ayo Edebiri Makes Another BAFTA Red Carpet Statement




Ayo Edebiri Makes Another BAFTA Red Carpet Statement |

Ayo Edebiri turned heads at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) on February 19th, 2024, in a stunning ensemble by Bottega Veneta. Her look was a perfect balance of elegance and sophistication, showcasing her sense of style for refined fashion.

Ayo Edebiri graced the red carpet, captivating the audience with her sophisticated and radiant look. Opting for a peach column gown, she embodied elegance, adding a touch of glamour with a creamy beige feather shawl.

The dress was made from flowing fabric that cascaded gracefully down Edebiri’s figure, perfectly complementing her slender frame. The column silhouette accentuated her height and created a statuesque presence. With the halter straps offering support and structure, the plunging neckline created a hint of sensuality that was well-balanced. The fitted bodice further defined her silhouette, showcasing her curves in a flattering way.

Adorned with a creamy beige feather shawl, her shoulders flowed with graceful ease. The delicate feathers cascading down her back mimicked the gentle sway of a summer breeze. Their neutral hue, a perfect counterpoint to the vibrant peach gown, created a stunning display of harmony. Every movement danced with the feathers, adding a touch of captivating drama to her already captivating look.

She completed her outfit with shiny silver high-heeled shoes and clean white silk opera gloves, while the wispy white feathered shawl trailed behind her on the red carpet.

Ayo Edebiri Wore Bottega Veneta To The 2024 BAFTAs

Ayo Edebiri Makes Another BAFTA Red Carpet Statement

Edebiri’s overall look exuded confidence and sophistication. The lines of the gown and the details of the shawl combined to create a timeless and elegant ensemble. Her radiant smile and infectious energy further enhanced the beauty of the outfit, making her a true standout on the red carpet.

This Bottega Veneta creation wasn’t just visually striking; it also conveyed a sense of timeless style and understated power. The clean lines and classic silhouette echoed the brand’s signature aesthetic, while the subtle details like the plunging neckline and halter straps hinted at Ayo Edebiri’s individual flair. The overall look was sophisticated and memorable, perfectly capturing the essence of a red carpet event.

At the BAFTA Awards, Edebiri was nominated for the EE BAFTA Rising Star Award along with Mia McKenna-Bruce, Sophie Wilde, Jacob Elordi, and Phoebe Dynevor. McKenna-Bruce won the award.

Although she didn’t take home an award at the prestigious BAFTAs, Ayo Edebiri’s participation went beyond mere attendance. Later that evening, she co-hosted the glamorous British Vogue Fashion + Film party, turning heads in a stunning Bottega Veneta outfit.

At the British Vogue Fashion + Film party, she opted for a relaxed vibe over full-on glamour. She chose a simple yet chic combination of denim trousers and a silk shirt, adding a touch of sparkle with metallic silver pumps and a matching necklace.

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TikTok Creator Awards: Ola Of Lagos, Iremide, Other Nigerians Win Big




TikTok Creator Awards: Ola Of Lagos, Iremide |

At the recent TikTok Top Creator Awards in Johannesburg, Nigerian content makers impressed everyone by winning 4 out of 8 categories. The awards celebrated the creativity and diverse content of creators across Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Sub-Saharan Africa TikTok Creator Awards ceremony saw several talented individuals take home prestigious awards. Waris Akinwade, better known as Ola of Lagos, pioneered his way to the Trailblazer of the Year award, while PulseNigeria247 claimed the Publisher of the Year award. Khalamanja impressed the judges with his content, earning him the Gaming Creator of the Year award. Rounding out the winners was Iremide, whose engaging lifestyle and education videos secured her the title of Lifestyle and Education Creator of the Year.

Ola of Lagos, formerly a cleaner, achieved online fame through his creative and high-quality skits and videos. These usually funny videos, feature a luxurious lifestyle and expensive cars. His talent and impressive productions have attracted a loyal following of 1.6 million people on TikTok.

Beaming with joy after receiving the award, he acknowledged the immense privilege of being considered a pioneer. The experience, he admitted, was deeply humbling. He then passionately emphasised his unwavering belief in pushing boundaries and shattering limitations.

Khalamanja’s gaming videos were a hit, with millions of likes and views. His mix of gameplay, tips, and funny jokes has earned him a big fanbase.

When he won an award, he thanked his fans for their support, saying he couldn’t have done it without them.

Iremide is popularly known for creating captivating content around lifestyle and education. She has won over 1.2 million fans with her visually appealing and engaging work. Her mix of practical lifestyle tips and fun DIY projects has built a loyal community.

TikTok Creator Awards: Ola Of Lagos, Iremide |

Iremide at the 2023 Tiktok Creator Awards

Iremide, upon receiving an award, declared that she weaves creativity into everything she does. This recognition further motivates her to unlock the limitless possibilities that creativity holds.

Pulse Nigeria’s dedication to keeping its audience informed and involved has made it a top publisher on the platform. Their content director, Demi Dawson, thanked TikTok for the award and the opportunity to participate.

TikTok announced the winners of its Top Creator Awards, with Nigeria taking home an impressive four out of eight categories. This strong performance showcases the talent and innovation of Nigerian creators, solidifying the country’s position as a leader in digital creativity.

Bianca Sibiya, Head of Content Operations for TikTok in Sub-Saharan Africa, commended creators for their dedication and content that resonates with their audience. “We are incredibly impressed by Nigeria’s achievements,” she said. “These winners have left a lasting mark on the platform, and we look forward to their continued success.”

Fans voted for their favourites in December 2023, with the winners chosen through public votes and a panel of TikTok judges. One winner was selected from each category.

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