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

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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.

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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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10 Iconic Stages Davido Has Headlined

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Famous singer Davido is one of the musicians who helped make Afrobeats popular around the world. Davido talked about his early career on The Bridge interview. He became famous when he was still a teenager. Davido has headlined so many stages and events.

Davido said he performed for a huge crowd that filled a stadium in Mali and another big venue in France. These big shows early in his career show how he became one of the most important African musicians.

Here are 10 iconic stages Davido has headlined

Davido made history in a few ways! First, he was the very first musician from Nigeria to be featured in a World Cup theme song. The song was called “Hayya Hayya,” and it was the official song for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He sang it with two other artists, AISHA and Trinidad Cardona. But that wasn’t all!

Davido also performed the song live at the closing ceremony of the World Cup. This made him the first Nigerian artist to ever perform at the World Cup final. The ceremony took place at a giant stadium in Qatar called Lusail Stadium, which could hold a whopping 88,000 people!

Davido keeps breaking records. In 2017, he achieved something amazing: he became the very first Nigerian musician to sell out a huge concert all by himself at a place called the Arena.

This venue is massive and can hold 20,000 people! But get this: that wasn’t the only time he sold out the arena. Davido did it again two more times after that first concert, proving how popular he is.

Davido feels a close connection to Atlanta because that’s the city where he was born. Performing there is always special for him and the fans. The venue he plays at is called the State Farm Arena, a giant place that can hold 16,000 people.

During his “Timeless Tour,” Davido had a major concert in France! He was the main performer at the Accor Arena, a huge venue that holds 20,000 people.

The crowd went wild for Davido’s performance; he played his hit songs, and it was an unforgettable night for everyone there.

Afrobeats music is a big hit in Houston, Texas! One of the hottest Afrobeats artists, Davido, performed there as part of his “Timeless Tour.” The concert was a huge success and sold out all 19,000 seats at the Toyota Centre. That’s a lot of fans who came out to see Davido live.

Davido has achieved something that only a few other Nigerian musicians have done. He has performed as the main act at a giant concert venue in Washington, D.C., called the Capital One Arena. This place is massive and can hold a crowd of 20,000 people.

Davido made history in July 2023! He became the first musician ever from Nigeria to sell out a giant concert venue in Canada called the Scotia Bank Arena.

This arena is huge, fitting 16,000 people, and Davido sold every single ticket. That’s an amazing accomplishment!

8. 2017 AFCON Opening Ceremony

In 2017, Davido kicked off the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Gabon in style! He wasn’t alone, though; he shared the stage with other famous musicians like Flavour and Akon. It must have been an amazing concert to open up the big soccer competition.

In 2017, Davido’s hit songs “IF,” “Fall,” and “FIA” were super popular all over Africa. He became a superstar across the continent! This was clear when a huge crowd of 60,000 fans came to see him perform in Mali. That’s a lot of fans!

Davido’s concert in Sierra Leone in 2017 was a massive success! The National Stadium was packed with over 50,000 fans there to see him perform.

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Egungun Of Lagos Proposes To Long-time Girlfriend

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Nigerian content creator Kuye Ogbenevwede Adegoke, better known by his online alias Egungun of Lagos, took a big step in his relationship by proposing to his longtime girlfriend, Pashotah.

Nigerian content creator Kuye Ogbenevwede Adegoke, who has become a social media sensation under the name Egungun of Lagos, took to the internet to share his exciting news. Egungun, known for his popular catchphrase “That’s massive” and his unique way of reviewing fashion items and property prices, posted a collection of pictures on his social media page. The photos documented his recent proposal to his girlfriend, Pashotah.

The post captioned “It’s time to plan a wedding. Ring it on!” signals the couple’s exciting new chapter together.

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The joyous occasion wouldn’t be complete without being shared on social media. A heartwarming video of the proposal quickly began making the rounds online. In the clip, Egungun was kneeling in front of Pashotah. Their friends and colleagues surrounded them, and the beautiful decorations around them created a truly romantic atmosphere, perfectly capturing the special moment.

Egungun joyously kneeled on one knee, eager to put the ring on his girl’s finger. One of his friends reminded him that he hadn’t asked the question yet.

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OdumoduBlvck, Made Kuti, To Perform At Alte Culture Festival This Easter

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Alté Culture Festival gears up for its highly anticipated 3rd edition! Mark your calendars for March 30th, 2024, because Muri Okunola Park is transforming into a vibrant hub for all things innovative.

This fast-growing youth gathering has become a defining force in Nigeria, inspiring young people to embrace their individuality. Alté Culture isn’t just a fest; it’s a movement. Blending music, art, fashion, and lifestyle experiences fosters self-expression and ignites a cultural revolution.

It was founded by Q21 Solutions, a leading Nigerian corporate experience design firm. The Alté Culture Festival perfectly exemplifies the fusion of creativity and professionalism. Attendees can expect a meticulously curated experience—a journey into the heart of contemporary Nigerian youth culture.

This year promises to be bigger and better than ever! Get ready to be captivated by electrifying performances from a stellar lineup. The lineup features artists like OdumoduBlvck, BOJ, Made Kuti, Prettyboy D-O, Lady Donli, Jeriq, Winny, Somadina, and Dante.

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But the excitement doesn’t stop there! Interactive art installations and cutting-edge fashion showcases will tantalise your senses and spark your imagination. From the freshest new talents to established icons, the Alté Culture Festival provides a platform for everyone to shine and connect.

Eunice Adeyemi, the visionary founder of the Alté Culture Festival, perfectly captures its essence: “Our goal is to reflect the community in the most authentic way possible.” This commitment to genuine expression resonates throughout the entire festival experience.

Be sure to stay tuned for more updates! Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of this groundbreaking movement.

Official Media Partners: Boomplay, Culture Custodian, Deeds Magazine, and The Lagos Weekender.

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