Entertainment Roundup: Adekunle Gold releases video for ‘My Life’, Drake is Spotify’s most streamed artist in 2016 | More stories
Here are some of the top stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still buzzing on today’s Entertainment Roundup.
TooXclusive Awards releases its nominees list for the 2016 edition
The official nominees list for the 2016 TooXclusive Awards is out. The official list was given a final approval by a 3-man panel comprising DJ Jimmy Jatt, TY Mix and Choc City boss, Audu Maikori.
Tiwa Savage, Falz and Olamide are some of the artistes who appear on the list in more than one category. Nominated in the Artiste of the Year category are: Falz, Kiss Daniel, Wizkid, Olamide, Tekno, Phyno and Tiwa Savage.
In the Next Rated category are Koker, Niniola, Terry Apala, Humblesmith, Mayorkun and Ycee.
Voting is to run over a two-week period and the award is to hold online.
Drake is Spotify’s most streamed artist of 2016
With the success of his Views album, Drake has raked in more than 4.7 billion streams on music streaming app, Spotify in 2016 alone. This number is more than double of the total number of streams the artiste got in 2015 which was 1.8billion.
“With the top album and the top song this year, as well as his successful Summer Sixteen tour, Drake continues to engage his fans in a way that only Drake can; it’s no surprise he is dominating the music industry,” said Spotify’s chief content and chief strategy officer Stefan Blom.
Justin Bieber came right behind as the second most streamed artiste while Rihanna tops as the most streamed female artiste.
Nick Cannon reacts to Mariah Carey’s beach photos with new lover
In the most petty way possible, Mariah Carey’s ex-husband and father of her twin daughters, Nick Cannon took to his Instagram to share these throwback photos of both of them when they still had it good.
Just yesterday, photos of Mariah Carey and her 33 year old dancer who she’s now dating was all over the internet, as the couple have fun on a beach in Hawaii. Adekunle Gold releases video for My Life
The YBNL artiste has released the visuals to one of the tracks on his debut album, Gold.
Adekunle Gold’s musical identity is Yoruba-centric and he flaunts it without reservations in this new video, as he adorns the full Yoruba traditional regalia and makes use of talking drums and a lot of other elements that define the Yoruba tradition.
The beautiful part is how he infuses an urban culture into the video by riding in a luxury, convertible car.
My Life was produced by Seyikeys and this video was shot by AJE Filmworks in Ikeja, Lagos.