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Police investigating shooting incident involving Burna Boy



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Lagos State Police Command is currently investigating the shooting incident that left two persons hospitalised, with one needing blood transfusion.

One of the police escorts attached to Grammy Award winner shot a man who reacted when the singer allegedly made passes at his wife

While the man, Irebami Lawrence, was hit on the thigh, his friend, identified as Tolu, got hit in the head.

They were rushed to a Naval health facility, where the doctor recommended immediate blood transfusion for the man.


His friends couldn’t donate, as the doctor said they had been drinking.

However, two military officer stepped forward to donate a pint each.

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Police react

When Vanguard reached the State Police Command for comment, they said they were investigating.

According to Superintendent Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, “I don’t have the details,” but “Investigation is ongoing.”

The incident


Five policemen attached to Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, have been detained for attempted murder after they shot two fun-seekers.

The victims were identified as Irebami Lawrence and Tolu.

The shooting incident reportedly occurred at Club Cubana on Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday.

It was learned that Burna Boy was laughing while the incident occurred and immediately left for Spain.

Trouble started when the singer and five police escorts visited the nightclub around 4a.m. on June 8.


About four policemen waited outside while one of the policemen, identified as Inspector Ibrahim, who was in mufti, accompanied Burna into the club.

The singer was in the VIP section with three women, when he spotted another woman.

He was reported to have told Ibrahim to invite the woman to join him.

However, the lady’s husband was said to have lambasted the singer, insisting that it was disrespectful for any man to make advances on his wife.

After some minutes, Burna Boy reportedly made fresh advances at the woman.


This infuriated her husband further and his friends who had gathered at the club.

News making the rounds in some section of the media indicate that Ibrahim brought out his service pistol and shot multiple times amid the fracas.

In the process, 27-year-old Lawrence was said to have been shot in the thigh while his friend, Tolu, was hit in the head by a bullet. This caused a commotion in the club.

It was learnt that Burna Boy and his crew then drove off to one of his properties at the Elegushi end of the Lekki-Epe Expressway before leaving for Lekki Phase 1.

Meanwhile, it was also widely reported that Burna Boy took the next flight to Spain without even informing the policemen.


Irebami is based in the US, and only came to Nigeria a week ago for a wedding.



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Blackway’s  first collaborated with Busta Rhymes when he featured on the legend on his 2020 single “Intense” produced by Ghana’s MikeMillzOnEm off of Blackway’s project New Yhana 2. Blackway told us,  “A lot of people thought that me and Busta only worked on that one record when really we’ve been working on music together for years” “It’s an honor any time I get to work with a legend that I grew up listening to…”

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Spotify Wrapped: The Music Moving Ghanaians in 2023




Ghanaians are well-known for their generosity and hospitality not just to family and friends but also strangers. This year’s Spotify Wrapped data shows the extension of this spirit of openness to  their musical preferences too.


Over the years, Ghanaians have cultivated a distinct musical identity by not only championing local talents but also embracing a diverse range of global sounds, transcending genre boundaries and national distinctions.


“Spotify Wrapped 2023 unveils a nation that doesn’t just consume music but actively participate in a worldwide celebration of creativity, proving that with music, Ghana’s arms are wide open, welcoming the world to join in its musical diversity,” says Spotify’s head of music for Sub-Saharan Africa, Phiona Okumu.



Spotify Wrapped is a richly data-sourced annual round up of streaming habits of Ghanaians, showing evidence of the top artists and musical tastes for the year.


As the nation continues to honour its local talent, the music taste of the citizens has transformed into a lively, diverse, and thriving hub of creativity. Ghanaians support their musicians not in isolation but as part of a global conversation, where borders blur, and cultural exchange thrives.



Ghana’s reigning Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Artist of the Year, Black Sherif takes the crown as the most streamed Ghanaian artist in Ghana, leading a cohort of celebrated talents like Sarkodie and Stonebwoy who took the second and third place respectively.


Black Sherif’s Album The Villain I Never Was  also led the chart on the top streamed album. In crafting this masterpiece of 14 tracks, Black Sherif poured his heart and soul into every note, embodying virtues of originality, honesty, hope, and pain with so much dedication.


Claiming the coveted title of the most streamed Ghanaian song, King Promise’s Terminator secured the top spot. Following closely were Black Sherif’s Konongo Zongo and Oil in my Head, echoing the sentiment of pride and affection for locally cultivated sounds.



Topping the list of most streamed artists in Ghana is Asake, followed by the African giant Burna Boy. Black Sherif, the breakout sensation who keeps making a mark also secured a solid third spot, while familiar names like Davido, Drake and Omah Lay were all in the top 10 list capturing the spirit of the Ghanaian hospitality experience.


Ayra Starr leads the pack as the most streamed female artist in Ghana and the only female artist in the top 10 most streamed artists. International icons like Rihanna and SZA also found a place in the hearts of Ghanaian listeners as they placed second and third place with the Grammy-nominated Tems making her mark in the rankings.



At the forefront of this year’s Spotify Wrapped are Ghanaian artists who have emerged as true ambassadors of Ghana’s musical brilliance. Amaarae, Black Sherif, and KiDi lead the roster as the most exported artists captivating audiences worldwide with their unique styles and transforming their music into a cultural bridge that unites listeners across continents.


The most streamed songs in Ghana tell a story of joy, reflection, and celebration. Leading the charge was Ruger with his hit Asiwaju. Followed by Asake’sLonely At The Top’ which proved that even at the pinnacle of success, it’s the power of great music that truly connects and comforts.


At the forefront of Ghana’s most streamed throwback songs is the legendary Daddy Lumba, whose timeless hit Aben Wo Aha continues to echo through the streets and homes in the country. His other songs, Akoma Da Akoma So, Menya Mpo, and Theresa all featured proudly in the top throwback list transcending generations, illustrating his enduring influence on the Ghanaian musical landscape.



Here’s what the Spotify Wrapped data says about Ghana’s listening habits in 2023:

  • Embracing the joyous spirit of celebration, Ghanaians kick off their festivities from 3:00 pm, coinciding with the onset of the evening, as indicated by the latest Spotify Wrapped data.

  • Unsurprisingly, the peak of music streaming activity aligns with their love for gatherings, with Saturday claiming the top spot as the day when Ghanaians stream the most music.

  • Black Sherif also topped the list of most searched artists, while Rema topped the list of most searched queries in Ghana.

  • Ghanaians evidently refused to be ‘lonely’, choosing instead to embrace Asake’s Lonely At The Top, which proudly claimed its position as the viral song of the year. Nacee’s Aseda –  a celebration of gratitude also found itself in the list of top 10 viral songs in the country.


This year’s Spotify’s Wrapped for Ghana captures more than a list of songs and artists, it captures a celebration of the dynamic and ever evolving spirit of Ghana’s music culture.



Eligible users can access their personalized 2023 Wrapped experience exclusively in the Spotify mobile app (iOS and Android) and also this year, via web view on mobile or Desktop by heading to


Additionally, Spotify has also launched its Wrapped creator experience for podcasters and artists.  With access to their own individualized Wrapped microsite experience, creators can dive into all the ways in which their fans listened this year. Check out Spotify for Artists and Spotify for Podcasters to learn more.

The full breakdown of the top lists is below.






  1. Asake

  2. Burna Boy

  3. Black Sherif

  4. Davido

  5. Drake

  6. Omah Lay

  7. Ayra Starr

  8. Rema

  9. Sarkodie

  10. Stonebwoy

  1. The Villain I Never Was – Black Sherif

  2. Timeless – Davido

  3. Work Of Art – Asake

  4. Mr. Money With The Vibe – Asake

  5. Boy Alone – Omah Lay

  6. Love, Damini – Burna Boy

  7. 5th Dimension – Stonebwoy

  8. Rave & Roses Ultra – Rema

  9. I  Told Them… – Burna Boy

  10. Playboy – Fireboy DML

  1. Ayra Starr

  2. Rihanna

  3. SZA

  4. Tems

  5. Tiwa Savage

  6. Gyakie

  7. Adele

  8. Billie Eilish

  9. Nicki Minaj

  10. Beyoncé






  1. Asiwaju -Ruger

  2. Lonely At The Top – Asake

  3. Xtra Cool – Young Jonn

  4. Soso – Omah Lay

  5. Bandana – Fireboy DML

  6. Rush – Ayra Starr

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