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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, …

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Is Linda Ikeji’s Wealth Enough to Shield her From the Hypocrisy of her New Role as a “Baby Mama”?

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Linda Ikeji is a Nigerian celebrity blogger who made a name for herself primarily through reporting salacious gossips about Nigerian and other celebrities. Ikeji worked hard at her craft to become the number one gossip blogger in Nigeria, and I dare say Africa. In recent times, she has expanded her brand to include a video on demand service providing mostly …

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The Breakfast Club: Watch Davido Share his Struggle with his Father to Be his Own Man

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Nigerian/African pop star Davido made a recent appearance on New York’s popular morning show, The Breakfast Club, and he definitely had some interesting things to share about his journey into the music business. Particularly interesting was an in-depth discussion about his Father’s efforts to thwart his goal to pursue music. It is one thing to tell a Nigerian parent that …

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Harry Song’s Management Explains Artist’s Weird Tweet About Death Days After Release of his New Music Video

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Fans and the public at large have routinely accused Nigerian artists of staging publicity stunts to promote their newly released records. However, whether the present case is one of those situations is hard to tell. Three days ago, singer/songwriter Harry Song released a new music video to promote his record titled ‘Tekero.’  Two days later, he wrote on Instagram: “Don’t …

View Post Founder Demola Ogundele Loses Mom, Mrs. Rosaline Olanrewaju Ogundele

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Our deepest condolences go to Demola Ogundele, founder and AML reader and subscriber, who has suffered the recent loss of his precious mother, Mrs. Rosaline Olanrewaju Ogundele. Mrs. Ogundele was born October 7, 1948 and died August 24, 2018. The founder will join the rest of his family in a weeklong farewell event befitting of and in celebration …