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1. Banky W reveals that Wizkid owed his label 3 albums
“…I think it was a 5 album deal and he had done 2 solo albums…I think he still had 3 albums to do but he wanted to leave…” – Banky W talks about Wizkid and EME Records on @bouncenetworks. pic.twitter.com/swbE75orII
— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) April 21, 2022
According to Banky W, Assistant released two solo albums before leaving EME, instead of the five required by his contract. The Nigerian singer, music manager and politician spoke to Bounce Networks Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. Banky W spoke about his deal with Wizkid and how they ended things in the interview with his wife, the Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington. When discussing his contract with Wizkid and how they parted ways, Wellington said that Wizkid wanted to leave despite not fulfilling the terms of his contract. He further revealed that “Big Wiz” has only released two albums, compared to the five stipulated in his contract.
When asked if he had tried to talk him out of it, he replied: “No, because I could tell that mentally he was ready to do other things. For me, I just felt like some things were only supposed to happen for one season and that was the season we were supposed to work together. Recall that Wizkid joined Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) from Banky W in 2009 and left the label in 2014.
2. Pyer Moss launches its first collection of women’s handbags and shoes
Pyer Moss has unveiled its new venture into women’s leather goods and shoes. The brand expanded into the new categories with the release of its first offering of mainline women’s handbags and shoes which launched on April 21st. According to a press release, the handbags have been in development since 2019 and embody the brand’s thoughtful approach to design and production. Pyer Moss has partnered with artisan factories in Milan that produce for several heritage brands, further emphasizing their attention to detail and product quality.
As part of the launch, Pyer Moss showcased its new campaign on its first billboard which was placed on Flatbush Avenue and Church Avenue in Brooklyn where the brand’s creator, Kerby Jean Raymond is of. The iconic campaign was photographed by Shikeith and styled by Dara. The collection is now available on Pyermoss.com.
3. South Africa: Emtee Celebrates Winning “Hip-Hop Artist of the Year” at Global Music Awards Africa 2022
I can’t keep a good man in the innit. pic.twitter.com/1iHu5hzU2x
— LOGAN (@emteerecords) April 20, 2022
Congratulations are in order for the rapper Emtee after being named Hip-Hop Artist of the Year at the Global Music Awards Africa 2022. “Roll up” hitmaker, who won against A-Reece, Sarkodie, Kwesi Arthurand Ladybug who were nominated in the ‘Hip-Hop Artist of the Year’ category took to Twitter to celebrate his achievement. “I can’t keep a good man in the innit,” he wrote.
Earlier this year, Emtee took to his Twitter timeline to talk about the recognition and recognition he has received in other countries for his contribution to the music industry more than in South Africa.
4. Poland releases most detained Nigerians
WAR IN UKRAINE: 13 Nigerians freed from detention in Poland https://t.co/x4WkrAZZwR
— Vanguard Newspapers (@vanguardngrnews) April 21, 2022
Most Nigerians held in camps in Poland after fleeing war in Ukraine have been released, the Commission for Nigerians in Diaspora has said. A total of 13 people were released following the intervention of the Nigerian Embassy, it said in a statement. Five other Nigerians had “unfortunately” have applied for asylum and will not be released until Poland decides on their application or they withdraw it, the statement added.
Africans repeatedly complained of racism as they tried to leave Ukraine at the start of the war. There have been numerous reports of Ukrainian security officials blocking them from buses and trains traveling to the border.
5. Latest Chelsea takeover: Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams join Sir Martin Broughton’s consortium
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 21, 2022
Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Mr. Lewis Hamilton and tennis star Serena Williams, with 23 Grand Slam titles to his name, are preparing to join a consortium that offers to finalize the takeover of Chelsea. The group, led by former Liverpool chairman Sir Martin Broughtonhas a number of wealthy business and sports investors and hopes to take over Stamford Bridge as a Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich – which has had its assets frozen by the UK government – is preparing to sell.
A long-running battle to claim the Premier League heavyweights is coming to an end, with just three sides in contention after a list of preferred bidders was drawn up and final bids were submitted.
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