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Joeboy Tells How Working At A Pure Water Factory Affected His Career

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Nigerian singer Joeboy recently opened up about an experience that fuels his passion for music. Speaking on the Afrobeats Intelligence Podcast, he revealed that a stint working at a pure water factory during a university strike served as a powerful motivator.

This challenging period, where he struggled to find employment, solidified his drive to succeed in the music industry and “go hard” towards his dreams. The experience seemed to leave a lasting mark, prompting him to pursue a path where he could avoid similar struggles in the future.

“I have no choice than to go hard or go home because I remember that there was a time,” he began. “I studied Human Resources and Personal Management. When I was in the university, there was a strike for like three months. So I decided to get a job and I was searching for a job for like three months in the whole of Lagos. I did not get one single job. There was even a time I worked in a pure water factory as a marketer. I used to share fliers and products and anything to gather money.”

The singer expressed that this particular moment acted as a catalyst for him to put extra effort and dedication into his career.

“At that point, I was like, ‘I’m looking so hard for a job, and I can’t find any. Is this how I’m going to end up when I finish school?’ So that was also a trigger. I told myself, ‘You really have to make sure you make it,” he said.

Continuing, Joeboy mentioned that being discovered and signed by singer Mr. Eazi was a nerve-wracking experience for him. He felt a sense of pressure to work diligently and not let down those who believed in him.

“There are more people involved, and people are investing their time, energy, and money. So it wasn’t a joke anymore or something I did for fun at that time, so it was scary, but you go hard or go home,” he concluded.

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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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