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Watch: I’m not here to win “Artist of the Year,” I’m an artiste forever-Wiyaala goes off on entertainment pundits who said she doesn’t “count”

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Internationally recognised singer, Wiyaala has expressed her anger towards some entertainment pundits who think she doesn’t count in the Ghanaian music industry. 

The “Lioness of Africa,” in a video posted on her social media pages today, went on a first time ever rant to express her displeasure at entertainment pundits, KMJ and Arnold Asamoah Baidoo, who during their discussions, stated that Wiyaala doesn’t belong to the Ghanaian music industry because her focus is on the international market.

“This message is going to industry players especially those who do the blogging and criticising and whatever. Please, KMJ, Arnold Asamoah Baidoo and whatever…..If I don’t really count in this industry and I have never been counted as part of this industry, then don’t discuss me when you are talking about showbiz in Ghana,” she said in the video.

“You can’t always mention my name and turn around and say oh shout out to Wiyaala but she doesn’t really count because she and her manager are just concentrating abroad doing international stuff. Why won’t I concentrate there?” she quizzed.

According to Wiyaala, the fact that she won’t go the extra mile to do all manner of things to trend and win awards like some popular musicians in Ghana do doesn’t make her an “idiot.”

“And then the music industry is dead because Kaakie and Ebony and MzVee all of a sudden are no longer doing music. You can always call them back can’t you? Since the rest of us you think are not controversial enough, we are showing skin enough, we are not insulting each other enough,. we are not attacking each other enough, so that you can get something to write. And then you can take me to the slaughter house divide me into pieces, say all manner of things about me…You think some of us are idiots? We should come and fool because we want to win artist of the year and then what next? what do we get from that?” she quizzed.

The singer who believes that her greatest award lies in her hometown of Funsi added that artists who write “foolish” songs to get attention and win awards are actually fooling themselves.

“In Ghana there are no royalties, we don’t get anything. so some of us might not be the most intelligent but we do have brains to understand that when you do foolish songs just because you want to get attention and win a few awards, you are actually fooling yourself. Or when you try to get involved in this kid of industry, that it doesn’t really make sense. That’s why some people come in and when they realise what is going on, they back off and just keep quite,” she added.

Wiyaala went on to give a word of caution to industry players who still believe she has not “arrived.”

“And those of you trying to make Wiyaala feel like she hasn’t  arrived until I win maybe Artist of the year or win more awards. Please, I am not here to win Artist of the year because I am not an artist of the year kid of musician, I am an artist forever and ever, even when I’m dead, you will still hear my music in your grave. I don’t know your problem but if I don’t really count. stop mentioning my name when you are discussing your showbiz things. Keep me out. I’m all about posisitivity,” she concluded.

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Rappers shy away from collabs because of unnecessary comparisons- Eno Barony

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Award-winning Ghanaian rapper, Eno Barony has blamed the lack of rapper-to-rapper collaborations on unnecessary comparisons.

The rapper, who has constantly shown her rapping prowess in a field dominated by men stated in a recent interview that rappers shy away from collaborations with other rappers.

“I’ve not really featured a lot of rappers because a lot of rappers kind of shy away from featuring their co rappers especially me being a girl,” she stated.

According to Eno, singers are able to collaborate freely without any chance of music listeners trying to pick who sang the best, however, same cannot be said for rappers.

“Most at times there is a comparison when it comes to rap but two singers can easily feature themselves on a song without being compared.

“Nobody cares they just jam to it but then when two rappers are on a project people tend to just compare the lyrics and stuff,” she explained.

She continued; “So it’s like you guys putting your lives down you may be slaughtered at any time but this one is a collaboration, not a battle,” Eno Barony told the host.

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Sandra Ababio caused our split, happy he didn’t marry her- Lilwin’s ex-wife

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Ex-wife of Kumawood actor Nkansah Lilwin, Patricia Afriyie has revealed she has no issues with the actor’s new wife, however, her woes are geared towards Sandra Ababio.

In an interview with Oheneba Media, Ms Patricia has stated that she has absolutely no problems with Lilwin’s new wife and she’s happy that the actor chose her to marry and not Sandra Ababio.

Sandra Ababio is also a Kumawood actress who was rumoured to have had an amorous relationship with the actor. Even though the two have denied their relationship on various occasions, Lilwin’s ex-wife, Patricia has confirmed that indeed there was something going on between Sandra and Lilwin.

Ms Patricia Afriyie alleges that, Sandra Ababio was the cause of their split and has dared the actress to deny the news.

“Lilwin started disrespecting me as soon as Sandra came into the picture. Lilwin told me I wasn’t Sandra’s class. I was shocked she wasn’t the one Lilwin ended up marrying,” she said in the interview.

“I saw her nude photos on Lil Win’s phone, that was when I believed what I was told that she was dating him,” she added.

Ms Patricia Afriyie has become the subject of the media following her ex-husband’s remarriage.

Over the weekend, Lilwin announced to the world that he had gotten married again to one Maame Serwah who is reportedly based in the Unites States.

Photos of the wedding went viral on social media and has since become a big topic with so many controversies surrounding Patricia’s marriage to the actor.

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I met Lilwin at 14, had our first child at age 15- Ex-wife reveals

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Ex-wife of Kumawood actor Nkansah Lilwin, Patricia Afriyie is revealing some details of she and the actors relationship before it ended.

Ms Patricia Afriyie has become the subject of the media following her ex-husband’s remarriage.

Over the weekend, Lilwin announced to the world that he had gotten married again to one Maame Serwah who is reportedly based in the Unites States.

Photos of the wedding went viral on social media and has since become a big topic with so many controversies surrounding Patricia’s marriage to the actor.

Detailing how she met Lilwin, Ms Patricia revealed that she met the actor when she was only 14 years old.

“I was 14 years when Lil Win and I started being intimate. He met me when I was 14 and we started dating. I was a class 6 student. I was in school till JHS 3 when I became pregnant. I was pregnant with my first child at that time,” she said.

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“Prior to that I got pregnant at age 14 and had a miscarriage. I gave birth to our firstborn at the age of 15. Then seven months later I got pregnant with the second born”.

Ms Patricia also revealed she met the actor at a time where he was struggling to make it as an actor.

“We’ve been through a lot of hurdles since I met him. There were times we had to soak and drink gari before going to bed. People even tried to advise me against him. They tried to stop me from dating him but I had hope that things will get better. I met him when he was an upcoming actor and a shoe seller,” she said in the interview.

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Nollywood Star Ini Dima-Okojie and Abasi Ene-Obong’s Traditional Wedding was an Elegant and Cultural Affair that Left Lagos in Awe

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The wedding bells are ringing for Nollywood’s leading lady Ini Dima-Okojie who recently starred in the Netflix Original Series ‘Blood Sisters.’ The star actress recently tied the knot to the love of her life, Abasi Ene-Obong. (more…)

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“Smoke some good trees and stop the cigar“ – Yaa Pono tells Sarkodie

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Yaa Pono wants Sarkodie to quit smoking Cigars! (more…)

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Apple Music announces The Africa Now Anniversary Special featuring Sarkodie, Angelique Kidjo and more

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This Week’s Episode Features a Special Anniversary Look-Back at a Year of Showcasing the Continent’s Biggest Hits – and the Artists Behind Them!

Tune in to Africa Now Radio with LootLove this Friday, May 27th at 10a Lagos/London / 11a Johannesburg/Paris / 2a LA / 5a NYC on Apple Music 1 and broadcast on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

The Anniversary Special
Friday, May 27th marks the second full year of Africa Now Radio on Apple Music 1. For 12 months, LootLove has led a sonic tour across Africa, interviewing the biggest and best acts, and shining a spotlight on the next generation of African superstars. On this special anniversary episode, LootLove takes us through some of the most special highlights from season two, including artist interviews and some of the the most notable chart-toppers from the past year.

Interview Highlights
LootLove shares her best interview moments with this week’s cover stars: on episode 1, Angelique Kidjo discussed working with a cross-section of artists from across the continent; Msaki (episode 24) revealed how she found her place in the world of electronic music; Diamond Platnumz (episode 39) shared how he learned to produce during lockdown; Asake (episode 38) revealed how spirituality shapes his art; Tems (episode 15) covered her journey of building new audiences around the world; and Sarkodie (episode 8) shared what excites him about the next generation of African artists.

The Big 5
LootLove shares the 5 hottest new African tracks of the moment. This week’s selection includes new tracks from Claudio Wade feat. Nkosazana Daughter, Ajebo Hustlers, Wendy Kay feat. Njerae, Blxckie, and Mavins, Crayon and Ayra Starr feat. LADIPOE, Magixx and Boy Spyce.

Loot Loves
Each week, LootLove chooses her favourite track, taken from one of Apple Music’s African playlists. This week she spotlights Nigerian singer-songwriter Adekunle Gold and his Lucky Daye collab, “Sinner,” from Apple Music’s Africa to the World playlist. Listen HERE, and catch all of LootLoves picks on on Apple Music’s LootLoves playlist. Listen HERE.

Tune in and listen to the full episode this Friday, May 27th at 10a Lagos/London / 11a Johannesburg/Paris / 2a LA / 5a NYC on Apple Music 1 at apple.co/_AfricaNow or on Cool FM in Nigeria every Sunday at 6pm.

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