We bring you a roundup of the biggest topics that dominated your social media conversations today. No alterations, just straight out of your mouths – or fingers.
Seun Kuti nominated for Grammys
Afrobeat performer, Seun Kuti and his band, Egypt 80 have been nominated for the 2019 Grammy Awards.
The son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was nominated in the Best World Music Album category for his album “Black Times” alongside Fatoumata Diawara, Bombino, Soweto Gospel Choir, and Yiddish Glory.
The album was released in March 2018.
Rapper, Kendrick Lamar earned the most nods with eight nominations followed by Drake with seven.
The 2019 Grammys will hold on February 10 in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Nigerians are ecstatic about Seun Kuti’s global recognition:
Hopefully Seun Kuti brings it home , will be awesome
— Ayodeji (@AyoJaguda) December 7, 2018
I am so excited reading about Seun Kuti’s Grammy nomination. Hopefully a Nigerian get to win it for the first time in history.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) December 7, 2018
— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) December 7, 2018
TVC presenter, Morayo Afolabi-Brown apologises for controversial comments
Recall that Television Continental presenter, Morayo Afolabi-Brown while on breakfast talk show, Your View portrayed her husband as a pedophile when she declared she could not let him bath their daughter?
We gave you all the juice here.
Well, Morayo may have gotten a strong warning from her tainted husband as she returned to the show on Friday morning apologising for her use of words, in tears.
— AdForumCo (@AdForumCo) December 7, 2018
Apologies may have been accepted at home, but not on social media. A few are clearly still mad:
you portrayed your husband as a pedophile on LIVE tv today, you come back the next day crying and apologizing. Shout out to Solomon Grundy.
This weekend, Family meeting loading with someone kneeling in the Centre…. 🙈
— Do2dtun Energy gad (@iamDo2dtun) December 7, 2018
After accusing her husband on live TV, Morayo Brown came back with tears this morning to apologize, seem Mr. Brown isn’t having any of it at home. pic.twitter.com/yHMRr89tIU
— Lord Scummander (@zhurg_) December 7, 2018
Reekado Banks says goodbye to Mavin Records
It has been a ride laced with hit tracks and the singer says it is time to move on:
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Today I write in tears, not from a place of pain, but of joy and gratitude. A place of bliss and satisfaction because I am more than contented with how far this opportunity has brought me. The last five years have been the most blissful years of my career. The journey has been extremely wonderful and filled with the best experiences. I’ve learnt that family is not just about blood ties but about the love, sacrifices and friendship that exist amongst its members. The relationships I have fostered has proved to me that love is thicker than blood. • Joining the @mavinrecords family was the best thing to have happened to me in the last decade. @donjazzy took me in and treated me like his own son. I’ll be eternally grateful to him for sacrifices he made towards the growth of my career. His selflessness and efforts towards me and the entire Mavin crew is one that is admirable and worthy of emulation. A true KING with a large heart, full of kindness and ready to accommodate even more people. And to the rest of the crew, Our family is a clear example of the saying, “We rise by lifting others.” Thank you all for all the times you’ve lifted me at my lowest moments, for the support, the amazing hits and most especially, the LOVE. • Taking this bold step and moving on from Mavin Records onto bigger opportunities is something that, though not easy, is absolutely necessary because of my growth. I am very ecstatic about what the future holds and I cannot wait to share with everyone what new opportunities have come. Long Live Mavin Records. @tiwasavage @iamdrsid @dprincemavin @koredebello @aphrodija @itz_dna @ladipoe @johnnydrille @babyfreshmavin @altimsmavin @cupastonce @djbign
Nigerians on social media are taking it quite well:
The way Reekado Banks left Mavins is just classsss, leave your label without having any misunderstanding with anyone there, leave with joy and lastly wish them good. Every artiste should follow this step it makes everything easy.
— Otunba ICE 💎 (@ManLikeIcey) December 7, 2018
Reekado Banks moves on from Mavin Records… No court case, no disputes, no hard feelings. Watch how bloggers write stupid headlines for click baits.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) December 7, 2018
With the exit of Reekado banks Mavin is left with only Tiwa Savage.
— I Like it 🇳🇬 (@ilikeit_ng) December 7, 2018
We’ll let you ponder on this through the weekend:
Feminists want the power of Men , the privileges of women And the Responsibilities of Neither ..
— Anu Mathur (@AnuMathur19) December 6, 2018