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Can I Do Good All By Myself ( The Grammy And Hollywood Connect) - 2face Idibia

Few weeks after the Grammy wins of two Nigerian artist Burna Boy and Wizkid, it is obvious that Alot of folks are still basking in the euphoria of that moment.

It was indeed a big deal for the Nigerian music industry and African as whole for two of her afro fusion artist to bring home the prestigious Grammy award .

One of those that is still caught up in that moment is music legend 2face Idibia whose stints in the music industry has paved way for Alot of Nigerian and African artist at the international level including Burna and Wizkid, even though Burna Boy often claims no one paved any way for him.

The African Queen Crooner took to his Instagram page to express his joy about the Grammy win and also delved a little about how the Hollywood connect earned us the Grammy. Sigthing examples From King Sunny Ade first ever nomination for his synchro system album in 1984 which featured Steven Wonder and was produced by then world famous music producer Martin Meissonneir .

It was that same move that Burna Boy and Wizkid made that earned them a Grammy win. For Wizkids it was his collaboration with Beyonce on The smashing hit song Brown Skin girl while Burna teamed up with Puff Daddy and Super duper music producer Timberland with a feature from Legendary rappers Naughty by Nature.

Let’s hear from the horses mouth himself

Another amazing light bulb insight from @emmaugolee
I do not know about you, but I still smile with pride when I think about what Burna & Wizzy did for us. Thanks to them, see our shoulders disrupting airplane movement when we are around other African music acts.
Anyone who underates this achievement needs a drainage system for bad blood.
Speaking of which, I was also proud of the brotherly support other music acts gave our winners. It takes maturity to do that & mean it because human nature would rather lean towards envy.

As I thought about it, I flashed passed a weird reason why bringing home the Grammy can be a little bit more spectacular.

Here’s the window I saw.
Every single time we have been invited to the Grammy table, we were in the midst of very heavy & significant Hollywood company.

Go as way back to our 1st invite as a Nominee. It was 1984, the Category was then called “Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording.” For the album “Synchro system” by King Sunny Ade.
Produced by globally renowned Martin Meissonnier while the King was officially signed on to Island records. The album had made #91 on the billboard top 100 & the album before this, had Steven Wonder on a track called Ase. KSA’s Hollywood connect was top notch.

Back to Wizkid and Burna. The 1st time Wizkid got a Grammy nomination, he was riding on affiliation to Drake. The album: ‘Veiws’ if I recall correctly, was up for Album of the year in 2016

His 2nd coming to the table wasn’t without John the Baptist either. This time it was Beyonce who went ahead of our brown skin star boy.

As a fan of Wizzy, it is hard for me to conclude that these two efforts were the best thing he has done in over 10 years, considering that he has had 33 music videos 44 singles, 4 studio albums 16 guest appearances 7 covers and freestyles. Yet only the Hollywood attachments could get him a sit at the table.
In Burna’s case. Thinking of the Hollywood influence, all I can say is “Wawu!”.
Where do I start from? Puff Daddy as Co-executive producer? Timbaland & DJDS as Producers? A Naughty by Nature feature, The contribution of I do English singer song writter, instrumentalist and recorded producer Ch

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TV Personality, Tomike Gave Us The Best News During The Weekend

TV personality Tomike Adeoye gave her fans the best news during the weekend which is— She is pregnant with her first child! She uncovered this on her second wedding anniversary, Saturday, April 10, 2021.

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TV personality Tomike Adeoye gave her fans the best news during the weekend which is— She is pregnant with her first child! She uncovered this on her second wedding anniversary, Saturday, April 10, 2021.

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The actress and TV host posted a photo of herself and her husband, Tosin to celebrate their traditional anniversary, with a caption:

“Happy Tradversary Baby!!🥺💕
I’m filled with so many emotions because today is special for soooo many reasons!🤐🥺🙈Today’s celebration venue is our YouTube channel 😂I have a special video for you my dear family members so click on the link in my bio to watch!🥺💕💕🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️”

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CNh99e1lsB9/?igshid=12w7zxv1tv1fx

On her YouTube channel, there goes the big surprise… they’ve got a baby on the way!

Sharing the big news on another post, Tomike wrote,

“I’m so excited to finally share these precious moments with you my dear family members!! It’s our traditional wedding anniversary today and I decided to share the news with you on this special day! It’s been an incredibly overwhelming journey and we’re filled with gratitude to God for this special gift. We really can’t wait to meet our bundle of joy! Okay now that I’ve finished typing English, let me type what has been in my head sinceee!! Lol..FAMILY MEMBERS!!!! OLORI EBI IS PREGNANT🗣!!!!😂😂😂😂🥳🥳 Baby of the family is coming soon!!!lool👶🏼💃🏼💃🏼 Please say a word of prayer for our baby in the oven☺️💕💕 Thank you once again for watching.”

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CNf7_jllJH4/?igshid=1grah2k3117d8

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Sharon Ooja’s 30th Birthday Party Was a Vibe

Sharon Ooja obviously had the time of her life at her 30th birthday party last weekend. The Nollywood Star became a year older Tuesday, April 6 but she saved the celebration for the ideal time.

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Sharon Ooja obviously had the time of her life at her 30th birthday party last weekend. The Nollywood Star became a year older Tuesday, April 6 but she saved the celebration for the ideal time.

The actress’ birthday party was definitely a vibe because there’s nothing like a celebration with your favorite people around.

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Sharon hosted a number of family & friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry to a night of merriment in Lagos. Which includes: Bovi and his wife, Toke Makinwa, Jemima Osunde, Ini Dima-Okojie, Timini Egbuson, Ms DSF, Enado Odijie, Dorathy Bachor and many more. New mum, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, was among those who showed up as well.

Check out pictures and videos from the birthday celebration:

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Amanda Gorman Becomes The First Poet To Stars On The Cover of Vogue Magazine

Amanda Gorman who became the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration has become the first poet to star on the cover of Vogue magazine.

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Amanda Gorman who became the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration has become the first poet to star on the cover of Vogue magazine. It’s yet another milestone for Gorman after she made history at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. She noted on Instagram that she was “the first poet ever” to appear on Vogue’s cover.
“I am eternally grateful and do not expect to be the last,” she wrote, “for what is poetry if not beauty?”

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Vogue unveiled both covers on social media Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Speaking to Vogue, Gorman said she’s incredibly grateful to have been so well received. “It took so much labor, not only on behalf of me, but also of my family and of my village, to get here,” she said.

In the feature story, written by Doreen St. Félix, the 23-year-old opens up about topics from her support system (including none other than Oprah Winfrey) and her love of Lin-Manual Miranda, to how she drew writing inspiration from Anne of Green Gables and aims to one day become president (with the blessings of Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama).

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On the awe-inspiring cover, she was photographed by Annie Leibovitz wearing a gorgeous Louis Vuitton dress and Tory Burch sandals. She has a Auvere ear cuff in her hair as well as Khems Designs hair charms.

Gorman was photographed for an additional cover where she’s seen in a totally different look including a Dior Haute Couture dress and a headband.

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The Los Angeles-based Gorman shared the “unveiling” of her cover in an Instagram video with her mother, Joan Wicks, whose reaction via Zoom was priceless. “That’s my daughter! That’s my daughter on Vogue!”

Her meteoric rise shows no sign of slowing.

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