Nigerian music star Wizkid has blasted Muhammadu Buhari and told Nigeria’s president to face his country as he joined his voice in the #EndSARS campaign that has dominated Nigerian social media sphere.
Tales of police brutality at the hands of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the dreaded and controversial unit of the Nigerian Police Force have dominated social media platforms as Nigerians call for the scrapping of the unit.
Wizkid lent his voice to the cause and blasted President Buhari for his silence on the issue.
He went straight for Buhari on Twitter after the president’s account tweeted a goodwill message to President of the United States of America Donald Trump and his wife who have tested positive for coronavirus.
“Donald Trump is not your business!” the 30-year-old singer said.
The Afrobeats star didn’t end there. He went on to address Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and reminded him of his promise to always look out for young people.
“Mr Governor! I met with you December 2019! You expressed how proud you are of the entertainment industry and all we do. Pls do something let’s be proud of you too abeg ! #Endsars!!”.
Wizkid’s comments arrive following reports of men of SARS illegally kidnapping young people and extorting huge sums of money from them.
The renewed call came on Saturday, October 3, 2020 following unconfirmed resorts that men of SARS shot a boy in Ughelli town of Delta State and made away with his SUV.
Playnation Entertainment: The Business Landscape of Nigerian Music Industry
Skills and talents aren’t in recess in any sector or industry, more so the Nigerian music industry. The entertainment space over the years has seen many new acts take the stage, woo the crowd and fade away almost in an instant. This certainly is owed to many factors, but one dominant cause has been the unfavorable relationship between a performing artist and their record labels or management team.
Equally there are a lot of talents present in the Nigerian entertainment space, so is there a good amount of record labels and management teams that support and manage these artists, which evidently proves there is more to music than just recording sounds over a beat, that’s what is called the Business of Music.
With the recent economic downturns and with the country still battling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many business sectors, groups and teams in the music industry have equally experienced a recess, but a handful have been able to thrive regardless. One notable team is Playnation Entertainment, led by Collins Oviawe, also known as Governor of Africa (GOA).
Playnation Entertainment is a record label and entertainment brand that started out in Southern Nigeria. The group was founded by it’s CEO, GOA, who is an executive producer, creative artist and entertainment event planner. With his knowledge in Finance and Accounting, his course of study at Delta State university, he has led the group effectively through the times.
Speaking recently in an interview on how he’s been able to thrive with his team, GOA says while many factors contribute to growth, a firm understanding of the business landscape is always a huge plus.
He says “the Nigerian music industry has a model, and to summarise it without getting too technical is the money follows the attention, which I’ll agree is the same with every entertainment space around the globe”. He attributes this reason to being a major drive to his team’s recent collaborations with major acts in the music industry, such as Davido, Peruzzi, DJ Neptune among others.
Curvy Lady Proposes to Give Her ‘Thing’ to Wizkid
An unidentified curvy Nigerian lady, has taken to social media to profess her unwavering love for award winning singer, Wizkid.
According to her, she had always crushed on the father of three even as a secondary school student, adding that she wasn’t paid to speak good of the singer, but it was necessary for her to express her feelings.
In a video that was shared on Instagram the lady while flaunting her curves, stated that she was ready to give the “Ojuelegba” crooner her butt.
In her words:“I don’t know what he did to me, but I just like him. I have been liking Wizkid since way back when I was in secondary school.
“I don’t mind giving that to Wizkid”. she said as turned to she show off her butt.
I’m Tired of Making money, Davido Brags Again
Popular Nigerian artiste and DMW boss, Davido has stated that he is tired of making money.
Davido said this, while on a boat cruise with his friends. The video has gone viral on social media, as Nigerians slam him for always bragging.
In the video, Davido is heard saying he is celebrating because he is rich and young, while bragging about how successful he is.