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Here Are Some Of The Best And Worst Moments Of The Grammys 2024

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It was glaringly obvious that the 66th Grammy Awards was a winning affair for women. R&B singer Victoria Monét surprised everyone by winning Best New Artist, even though it had been 10 years since her first album. Taylor Swift made history as the first artist to win Album of the Year four times for her 2022 blockbuster “Midnights.” And Billie Eilish took home her second Song of the Year award for her “Barbie” ballad, “What Was I Made For?”

Famous folk goddess Joni Mitchell performed at the Grammy Awards for the first time on Sunday night, even though it has been 56 years since her debut album, 1968’s “Song to a Seagull!”  You might be surprised that she never performed there before, but you’re not alone! Many people also find it strange that she wasn’t on stage sooner, especially with all that musical talent.

The 80-year-old legend gave a special performance of her song “Both Sides, Now” after winning her 10th Grammy for Best Folk Album for her 2023 LP “Joni Mitchell at Newport [Live],” and we can all agree that it was a moment everyone will always remember.

While many achievements have been made, progress doesn’t seem equal for everyone, especially women of colour. For example, Beyoncé, despite having the most Grammys ever, has never won the top award (Album of the Year). Even her amazing album “Renaissance” didn’t win it. As her husband Jay-Z put it, “That doesn’t work!”

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It’s also unfair that SZA, the most-nominated artist, didn’t win any of the most important awards. But for the record, everyone loved her performance of her hit song ‘Kill Bill!’ By the way, SZA took so long to accept her award that everyone started wondering where she was.

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Moving on, It was a bit weird that Miley Cyrus was winning a Grammy for the first time. It was even more awkward that she screamed, ‘I just won my first Grammy’ during her performance of ‘Flowers’. She then went ahead to call out the crowd for not singing along to her song.

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Travis Scott’s performance of songs from his album “Utopia” was a tad bit dark and confusing. He mostly stayed hidden in the shadows, and his performance didn’t feel how it probably should have. It also happened late in the show, after many other great performances, so it felt boring by the time it came on.

The Recording Academy also had everyone thinking Nicki Minaj had earned a Grammy, just for it to be an accident. Killer Mike actually won it.

Victoria Monét was cut off during her acceptance speech, which was really off.

But the grand weirdest moment of all was Killer Mike getting arrested after winning three awards. Nobody knows why yet.

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Millionaire In Every Currency – Wizkid Celebrates 13 Years Of ‘Superstar’ Album

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Marking a musical coming-of-age moment, Nigerian megastar Wizkid, also known as Ayodeji Balogun, recently hit the rewind button on social media (on his former Twitter platform) to celebrate the 13th anniversary of his debut album, “Superstar.”

The chart-topping album launched Wizkid’s career into the stratosphere, and the anniversary clearly holds special significance for the artist.

In a heartfelt post, Wizkid expressed his deep appreciation to God, reflecting on the immense success that followed the album’s release. Beyond the musical accolades, he acknowledged the personal blessings in his life, mentioning his cherished family and the fulfilling path his life has taken.

He wrote, “13 yrs since superstar! First album! Thankful for all God’s blessings. Healthy family! Blessed life! Love God.”

This celebratory post not only highlights Wizkid’s enduring legacy as a musician but also offers a glimpse into his values and priorities.

Wizkid also mentioned that he’s a millionaire in “every currency.”

Beyond his wealth, this post is an encouragement for his fans to focus on achieving genuine success in their own lives, urging them to avoid pretending to be something they’re not.

“Millionaires in every currency!”

“Real-life winners! Make sure u win in real life, no deceive yourself! U deserve it,” he added.

Wizkid’s musical journey began in 2012 with the release of his debut album, “Superstar.” Banky W’s record label, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), released the album. This album was a major success, launching hit singles like “Don’t Dull,” “Pakuromo,” “Tease Me,” “Holla At Your Boy,” and “I Love My Baby.”

Wizkid wasn’t afraid to spread his wings. After releasing his second album, “Ayo,” in 2014, he decided to strike out on his own. He established his own record label, Starboy Entertainment. This paved the way for the next chapter in his music career.

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Chimezie Imo Speaks On Actors Playing Stereotypes In Nollywood

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Nollywood star Chimezie Imo tackled two common hurdles actors face in the Nigerian film industry. One challenge Imo addressed was the tendency for actors to be typecast in similar roles. While acknowledging the frustration this can cause, Imo offered a surprising perspective.

He suggested that being stereotyped isn’t always a negative thing.

Perhaps he feels it can provide stability and recognition. Also, it allows actors to hone their skills in a particular genre. The interview piqued viewers’ interest in learning more about his unique perspective.

He said,

“I’m of the opinion that stereotyping is not really a bad thing, especially in the movie scene, because it only means that you’re really good at something, and everyone can tell, and it’s okay to be good at one thing. But there’s so much an actor has that you don’t want to be kept in a box.”

Chimezie Imo argues that actors can find ways to bring something fresh to their performances even when cast in roles that seem repetitive.

“Sometimes, even when you get those stereotyped roles, you can have conversations to tweak it a little bit. For example, there was a script that I had and it was supposed to be emotional and I said, ‘Okay, can I be emotional without crying?’ I didn’t shed a tear in that film. There are other ways you could be emotional without shedding tears.”

He also discussed the challenges actors face during auditions.

Placing the blame on the casting directors, Imo said,

“Auditions challenge you. One of the worst things is getting a ‘No’ or getting in front of some people and losing all your lines and whatever; that is also because of most of our casting directors here.”

Chimezie Imo didn’t shy away from discussing the pressure actors experience during auditions. He even pointed out that some audition environments can feel cold and unfriendly. In his own words, he said,

“I think we also need to do better. We don’t know how to make people comfortable and warm, just a bunch of straight faces looking at you like they’re about to stab you, and that line you’ve been rehearsing for 3 weeks just flies.”

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Charly Boy Apologises For Comparing Tinubu’s Fall To The Fall Of Naira

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After facing backlash on social media, Nigerian singer Charly Boy has apologised for his insensitive comment about President Bola Tinubu’s recent fall at the 2024 Democracy Day ceremony.

On June 12, 2024, Charly Boy posted an apology on Instagram, admitting that his earlier comment was misguided and acknowledging that everyone makes mistakes from time to time.

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