Hi guys, who said January is always a slow month? January 2023 has to be the fastest of its kind, but we are not here to analyze the Gregorian calendar. It’s the weekly social media roundup so let’s get back to business!
A lot of happenings, new information, gist flying in the air about the different side hustles in the entertainment industry and a Wizkid and Davido joint tour dominated the social space this week. Like Asake and Tiwa Savage, the week was loaded, and we have curated some top gists that got people talking, posting, and tweeting during the week.
A Wizkid and Davido tour loading
2023 might finally be the best year for Wizkid and Davido fans. I know it sounds somewhat weird, especially as there have always been gbas-gbos between FC and 30 BG for the longest time, But, who knows, these fans might end up trashing out their long-term beef sooner than later.
Why so? We might have arguably the biggest Afrobeat concert as Wizkid has announced that he wants to go on a tour with Davido after his MLLE tour.
Davido has not said anything about this. OBO has been away from the music scene since the death of his son in November, although he did perform at the closing ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Also, it seems the music star is returning fully to music and is planning to drop an album in March. And, Wizkid’s USA tour ends in the first week of April. Are you thinking what I am thinking?
Some fans are already anticipating the event tour, making a list of old songs they want the artists to perform, and others are still doubting Thomas.
I hope we get the tour. It is highly needed for peace to reign and for the growth of Afrobeats.
Speaking of Nigerian artists..
Naija music to the world…
Nigerian artists and music have never failed to disappoint us. We have made the continent proud, from setting Afrobeat standards to global recognition. During the All Africa Music Awards that was held last Sunday in Senegal, Nigerian artists dominated the headlines, winning several awards, as we often expect that they should.
Davido claimed 5 awards, becoming the first African artiste to win all the awards he was nominated for. Burna Boy bagged two awards, including the best album of the year. Other great artists like Wizkid and Asake, who made headlines through 2022, were also not left out as they also won different awards at the event.
However, Nigerians have taken to the social space to appreciate Davido, who, despite his absence from the social space towards the end of 2022, has continued to show the world that he is a legend in this industry.
Davido has joined Ckay & Wizkid as the only Nigerians with Platinum-certified songs as Lead Artiste in the USA.
Nigeria to the world.
Nigerian celebrities “side hustling” to make it big
In one of the episodes of The Honest Bunch Podcast, Nedu Wazobia and Actor Kunle Remi offloaded premium gist of the secret happenings in the Nigerian entertainment industry and what influencers/celebrities are doing on the other side to keep up with their status quo, fame, and lifestyle.
Nedu recalled an incident where he walked in on two popular influencers who always depict the narrative of hard work pays, “entangled” with a friend of his at a hotel in Abuja. Despite his effort to hide their identity, Gistlover has taken to their social page to shed more light on the conversation, revealing who they claim to be the influencers.
Although, those involved have denied the allegations and are even looking to follow up with a lawsuit. But this is just one of the many pieces to the puzzle.
Kunle Remi, a famous actor, also recounted a shocking incident of how an entertainer proposed he becomes his gay partner to make him blow in the industry. While he didn’t reveal the name of the entertainers, many netizens, including Don Jazzy, have urged them to speak up and call out the people involved.
Hmmm, in Tem’s voice, Crazy things are happening…
Nigeria’s healthcare system still has some good eggs
Aproko Doctor, a medical doctor and social media influencer, shook the internet space this week after he opened up about his brain tumour and the health challenges he faced during the last months of 2022.
Aproko Doctor is well known for consistently advising people to pay attention to their health and drink water. So, for many people, this was unexpected. Again, these are things we have little to no control over. He described the challenging period and spoke about the brain surgery he underwent in Lagos, Nigeria, which many Nigerians found shocking.
A successful brain surgery in Nigeria by a Nigerian doctor? Is the healthcare system equipped with the talent and equipment?
Well, it is. Talents, yes. Equipment, well…
Thankfully, the medical doctor has assured his 2 million fans that he is recovering well and is back doing the Lord’s work in the Nigerian healthcare industry.
Well, that is all for this week. Hope you enjoyed it. Before I sign out, don’t forget to get your PVC ready for the 2023 election next month. Bye.
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