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Big Brother Naija Season 5 To Premiere July 19 2020

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Season 5 of the popular TV reality show in Africa, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), will premiere Sunday, 19 July. Viewers on DStv and GOtv across Africa can tune in to witness the start of the most anticipated season yet, which is proudly sponsored by Betway in association with Guinness.

In a statement obtained by Grassroots.ng, the announcement follows the conclusion of the online auditions back in May which recorded over 30,000 entries from BBNaija hopefuls across Nigeria. 

BBNaija season 5 will be broadcast live and 24/7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli packages on channel 29, with the live eviction shows and weekly highlights aired on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family. DStv viewers will also follow the drama this season with the DStv Now app on a smartphone, tablet or laptop. 

Meanwhile, this season’s prize money promises to be bigger including other surprises for viewers and fans of the show.

DStv customers who would like to opt out of viewing the show can do so by sending “BBNOUT [space] smart card number” to 30333. While GOtv customers can do same by sending “BBNOUT [space] IUC Number” to 30333. Additionally, customers can activate the parental control option on their DStv and GOtv decoders for viewers younger than 18 years.

To not miss a moment of the entertainment the brand new season is sure to bring, fans are encouraged to sign up on DStv today via www.dstvafrica.com or get GOtv Max or Jolli on www.gotvafrica.com, and download the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps from the app store for more self-service options.  

Given the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, MultiChoice Nigeria has assured viewers that global best practices, precautions and preventive measures will be followed throughout the show. To find out more about this and other information on the fifth season, visit www.africamagic.tv/bigbrother.

You can also follow the official Big Brother Naija social media pages for news and updates with the hashtag #BBNaija on Twitter @bbnaija, Instagram @bigbronaija and Facebook www.facebook.com/bigbrothernaija as well as all verified social media pages of DStv Nigeria, GOtv Nigeria and Africa Magic.

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Burna Boy’s song featured in Biden, Harris Inauguration Playlist

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Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has scored another credit to his name as he recently emerged as the only Nigerian artiste featured in the official inauguration playlist of incoming US president and vice-president, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Burna Boy is the only African artist whose song has been featured on the inauguration list. Photo credits: Burna Boy. Source: Facebook. Source: Facebook Hypebeast reports that the 46-track playlist was curated by Benoni Tagoe, Issa Re and D-Nice’s audio everywhere label Raedio.

The playlist which features artistes from different parts of the world is said to be a representation of America’s diversity and also symbolizes new beginnings in the country. Top music stars like Kendrick Lamar, Mary K. Blige, Mac Miller, SZA among others had their songs included in the playlist.

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Nigeria’s Burna Boy, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz lead in Mama Kampala 2021’s second list of nominees

Stars, Yemi Alade and Angelique Kidjo recognised for ‘Shekere’, Wizkid and H.E.R. for ‘Smile’ and ‘Already by Beyonce, Shatta Wale and Major Lazer for best Collaboration award

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Mama Kampala 2021
  • Best International Act nominees feature Global Artists, Beyonce, Dabay, DJ Kjaled, Drake, Megan Thee Stallion and The Weekend

The second list of nominees for the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 (MAMA) on 20 February spotlights Nigeria’s Burna Boy and Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz who top the list with three nominations each. Five talented African musicians – Innoss’B, Master KG, Nomcebo ZikodeSimi, and Wizkid – also topped the second nominees list with two awards each.

Consistent to previous MAMAs, category announcements are phased over several weeks in lead up to the main event on 20 February.

The six categories in total announced in the second round of nominations comprise – Best Collaboration, Best Alternative, Best Fan Base Award, Best International Act, Personality of the Year and Song of the Year.

The remaining three categories – the MAMA Legend Award, the Video of the Year Award and the MAMA Generation Change Award – will be revealed on the night of the MAMA Kampala 2021. 

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa (VCNA) said, “Congratulations to all our nominees who have been recognised as we build up to the MAMA Kampala 2021 virtual awards ceremony. African artists deserve the recognition and must be celebrated for their commitment and dedication in driving the power of creativity and music to inspire the youth on the continent to take African culture to the world.”

For the category of Best CollaborationBurna Boy was nominated twice, for his song ‘Monsters You Made’, with global artist Chris Martin, and with South Africa’s Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode for ‘Jerusalema Remix’. Diamond Platnumz also made this list with his collaboration with Innoss’B, ‘Yope Remix’. Other nominees in this category include Yemi Alade and Angelique Kidjo for ‘Shekere,’ Wizkid and H.E.R. for ‘Smile,’ and ‘Already’ by Beyoncé, Shatta Wale and Major Lazer.

The Best Alternative category features some of the continent’s most successful alternative artists, including Nigeria’s Adekunle Gold and Simi; Ami Faku, who hails from South Africa; Ghana’s Amaarae; AfrotroniX from Chad and Kenya’s Matata.

The most highly contested category is the Song of the Year, which features 12 nominees in total, including artists from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, and São Tomé and Príncipe. Equally a heated contest category is the Best Fan Base Award which features a diversity of 10 nominations across the continent from eight countries to compete for fan favourite.

“Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is excited to bring the best of Africa’s musical talent to the world,” noted The Honourable Godfrey Kiwanda, State Minister for Tourism Uganda. “It is an honour to be part of the MAMA Kampala 2021 and support its commitment to the growth of African music. This is also a great opportunity for Uganda to share its heritage and culture beyond music to its people, landscapes, wildlife and history.”

The nominees are selected by the MAMA Kampala 2021 Academy, an esteemed group of music industry, opinion formers and tastemakers from across the African continent who are tasked with selecting the very best of African talent who have received airplay on MTV Base over the previous year. In addition, the nominees they select must bring Africa’s culture, music and pulse to a global audience and serve as an inspiration to the youth. 

Voting for MAMA KAMPALA 2021 is open at www.mtvmama.com, and affiliated Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Voting in all categories closes on 31 January 2021.

The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 will be broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV Africa (DStv Channel 130) on Saturday 20 February 2021 at 20:00 WAT / 21:00 CAT / 22:00 EAT. The show will also be aired on MTV channels across multiple continents as a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage feature. 

For more information on the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021, go to www.mtvmama.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MTVBaseAfrica. To join the conversation about the awards, please use the hashtag #MTVMAMA2021 #VISITUGANDA.

MAMA 2021 Award Categories 11 – 16

Song of the Year

‘Amanikiniki’ – MFR Souls featuring Major League Djz, Kamo Mphela & Bontle Smith (South Africa)

‘Duduke’ – Simi (Nigeria)

‘FEM’ – Davido (Nigeria)

‘Jeje’ – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

‘Jerusalema’ – Master KG featuring Nomcebo Zikode (South Africa)

‘John Vuli Gate’ – Mapara A Jazz Feat Ntosh Gazi & Colano (South Africa)

‘Monsters You Made’ – Burna Boy featuring Chris Martin (Nigeria/UK)

‘Munda Awo’ by B2C (Uganda)

‘Nobody’ – DJ Neptune featuring Joeboy and Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

‘Olandi’ – Innoss’B (Democratic Republic of Congo)

‘Suzanna’ – Sauti Sol (Kenya)

‘Te Amo’ – Calema (São Tomé and Principe)

BEST FAN BASE AWARD

BEST FAN BASE AWARD

Best Collaboration

Beyoncé, Shatta Wale & Major Lazer – ‘Already’ (USA / Ghana)

Burna Boy & Chris Martin – ‘Monsters You Made’ (Nigeria / UK)

Innoss’B & Diamond Platnumz – ‘Yope Remix’ (Democratic Republic of Congo / Tanzania)

Master KG, Burna Boy & Nomcebo Zikode – ‘Jerusalema Remix’ (South Africa / Nigeria)

Wizkid & H.E.R. – ‘Smile’ (Nigeria / USA)

Yemi Alade & Angelique Kidjo – ‘Shekere’ (Nigeria / Benin)

Best Alternative

Adekunle Gold (Nigeria)

AfrotroniX (Chad)

Amaarae (Ghana)

Ami Faku (South Africa)

Matata (Kenya)

Simi (Nigeria)

Best International Act

Beyoncé

DaBaby

DJ Khaled

Drake

Megan Thee Stallion

The Weeknd

Best Fan Base Award

A-Reece (South Africa)

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)

Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Nadia Mukami (Kenya)

Naira Marley (Nigeria)

Serge Beynaud (Côte d’Ivoire)

Shatta Wale (Ghana)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Personality of the Year

Elsa Majimbo (Kenya)

Mark Angel (Nigeria)

Sadio Mané (Senegal)

Siya Kolisi (South Africa)

Yvonne Orji (Nigeria)

Zozibini Tunzi (South Africa)

MAMA Legend Award

To be announced at the awards ceremony

Video of the Year

To be announced at the awards ceremony

MAMA Generation Change Award

To be announced at the awards ceremony

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BREAKING: Veteran Actress Orisabunmi Dies

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The veteran Yoruba actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi has been confirmed dead.

Aremu, 60, died on Tuesday at her residence in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The deceased shot to limelight with her role in the blockbuster Yoruba movie, Arelu, in 1987.

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