Kenyan-born singer, Victoria Kimani, set the Internet into frenzy last week after she dropped her version of Kizz Daniel’s Fvck You challenge.
In her song, she called out Nigerian rapper, Oludemilade Alejo, popularly known as Ycee for stealing her song – an allegation that left tongues wagging.
However, in subsequent lines in her song, she seemed to have insulted a Nigerian female artiste and even though she didn’t mention any name, the adjectives she used to qualify the artiste made most people speculate that she was referring to Tiwa Savage.
In an exclusive interview with Saturday Beats, Kimani noted that she didn’t mention Savage’s name but people only took a cue from the content of her song.
She said, “I don’t have any issue with Tiwa Savage at all. I approached the ‘Fvck you challenge’ with a below the belt move.
“It is common knowledge in the industry that this girl doesn’t like performing in the same show with other female artistes, everybody knows this. I never mentioned any names in my Instagram post, people just attached meaning to whoever they wanted to attach it to.
“Secondly, I never mentioned her name in the record but when I saw that she was sending fake Instagram accounts to attack me, that was when I realised she was offended with what I said.
“It was meant to be a light-hearted challenge, I had to be forced to send my statement, and I don’t have a problem doing that. I don’t have a problem defending my statement about blocking women from certain platforms, this is common knowledge that has happened over the years and people don’t like to admit it.
“At the same time, it is not fair for me to body shame, so I apologised for that, but for the other statements, everybody knows that.”
Kimani also spoke about the reason she has been absent from Nigeria for a while, attributing it to the bad experience she had with Chocolate City, her former record label.
She added, “When I was signed to Chocolate City, I had my team there that was where I was pushing. Ever since I lost the label, my focus shifted and I felt I could only come to Nigeria if I have bookings.
“It wasn’t like I forgot about the country, after having a bad experience in Chocolate City, I just wanted to make sure that if I am doing anything in Nigeria, then it is done correctly. I didn’t just want to be there in everyone’s face.”
She also revealed the reason she called Ycee out for stealing her song, adding that they are still very good friends.
“Ycee and I are still friends; the ‘Fvck you challenge’ for me was more like a rap battle. Sometimes in rap battles, things below the belt are said and then at the end, you can still shake hands and still be friends.
“My perspective was that we can go below the belt in music and there will still be love and respect outside of that.
“Before the song came out, he told me he borrowed a line from my song. My ‘Fvck you challenge’ is not meant to be as serious as some people are making it seem.
“I never planned to take the issue to court or anything and that was why I decided to use the ‘Fvck you challenge’ to tease him, but it is not like in a bad way,” she stated.
Nigerian Movies Generated N7bn in Cinemas in 2019 – NVFCB
The National Film and Video Censors Board says Nigerian movies generated nearly between N6.4bn and N6.7bn at cinemas nationwide in 2019.
According to the body responsible for the regulation of movies in Nigeria, it was evident that the sector was going massively. The Executive Director, Adedayo Thomas, said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Sunday.
“The box office generated almost N7bn in 2019. Between N6.4bn an N6.7bn was generated. But from information at our disposal, money generated from DVD sales may have been higher. This is because less than 20 percent of the population is watching cinema,” he said.
Justin Bieber Says He’s Been ‘Recently Diagnosed with Lyme Disease’
Justin Bieber has come out to announce that he is battling Lyme disease.
The made this known via his Instagram page on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, while dispelling the rumours that the reason behind his frail look is because of the use of hard drugs.
“While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like shit, on meth, etc. they failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy, and overall health.
“These things will be explained further in a docu series I’m putting on YouTube shortly.. you can learn all that I’ve been battling and OVERCOMING!! It’s been a rough couple years but getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever NO CAP,” he wrote.
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by the Borrelia bacterium which is spread by ticks. The most common sign of infection is an expanding area of redness on the skin, known as erythema migrans, that appears at the site of the tick bite about a week after it occurred.
Jason Momoa Steals Show at Golden Globes with His Tank Top Fashion
If there’s one person who can singlehandedly save every award show, it’s America’s sweetheart, Jason Momoa. Whether he’s simply playing with his own hair, rocking a scrunchie, or just being a hunky muscular dude, he can truly turn even the most cringeworthy ceremony into a monumental night. And he didn’t disappoint at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards.
One person even pointed out that this is the dude equivalent of taking your bra off at the end of a stressful day, which just makes it even more legendary.
You have to stan this beautiful, VSCO girl of a man.
As if the simple existence of his muscles wasn’t enough, it appears that Jason only took his blazer off to give it to his chilly wife, Lisa Bonet. I’m not crying! You’re crying!
Unfortunately, he did not present in said tank top, keeping the velvety blazer for that moment, and this is a disappointment that will haunt me for the rest of my life.
But, to be honest, his full outfit (tight black tank + buttery smooth blazer is pretty incredible, too. So I really don’t think we have anything to complain about, blazer, no blazer, no shirt, snowsuit, whatevs. Thank you for existing, Jason.