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#CardiB Assault Summons: Cardi may be “rich” but she has a poverty mentality

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In case you missed it, TMZ reported yesterday that American rapper Cardi B was, “officially arrested and charged with two misdemeanors, assault and reckless endangerment,” and that her “mug shot (was) taken and (she) was fingerprinted. (She) is scheduled to be arraigned on October 29.” What led to this arrest? Here is what TMZ reports as the alleged facts that …

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Wizkid & Teni v. Osagie Alonge: 5 Lessons Every Journalist and Blogger Should Learn from the #LooseTalk Podcast Fiasco

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What a terrible week last week was for journalism in Nigeria’s music industry. What happened? In a nutshell, music journalist Osagie Alonge shared in episode 135 titled ‘What’s Your Shoe Size,’ of his podcast ‘Loose Talk,’ some very damning statements about pop star Wizkid. Alonge later recanted his statements based on what he says were alleged threats to his life …

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Osagie Alonge confirms Wizkid’s self-hatred & drug addiction problems, but has he been an enabler?

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I recently discussed Wizkid after one of his baby mamas Shola Ogudu unleashed on him for being primarily absent in his son’s life for seven years, among a torrent of terrible accusations. I said based on all that Wizkid has displayed publicly, I believed he has a serious self-hatred, low self-esteem, and drug addiction problem, and that in my view, …

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Where is @TiwaSavage’s tour manager? Pop star claims she was left stranded in Kenyan hotel after performing at @Redsanmusic album launch.

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Nigerian pop star Tiwa Savage was invited last Saturday to perform, alongside fellow musicians Demarco (Jamaican dancehall), and Khaligraph Jones (Kenyan hip-hop), at the launch of Redsan’s fifth studio album titled Baddest. Redsan is Kenya’s leading dancehall artist. It is unclear who the specific promoter is that bought her live performance services in Kenya. What we do know is that …

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Let’s talk Wizkid, his self-hatred, dead beat daddy status, and silly baby mamas

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Wizkid has been in the news lately for all the right and wrong reasons. As to the right reasons, within the past six months, he has walked the Dolce and Gabbana runway, signed a collaborative Nike merchandising deal (t-shirts) which sold out in 10 minutes, signed an endorsement deal with CÎROC via Diddy, and as of a few days ago, …