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Mr. Eazi plans to sell shares of his streamed music

Nigerian musician, Mr. Eazi has urged fans to own equity shares of his music and stream to earn money.

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Nigerian Afrobeats star, Oluwatosin Ajibade, popularly known as Mr Eazi, announced an experimental plan for his music fans and investors to buy shares in his songs.

Mr. Eazi disclosed this in a social media statement on Wednesday. He added that investors will own equity in his songs and earn income on streaming revenue.

He disclosed that he has been in the list of top 5 most streamed African artist since 2016 and tweeted:

Gonna try an experiment on my next release where you guys the fans will be able to buy shares on My song! Meaning you will own an equity % on the song! As u stream & give me $, some goes back to You! I have consistently since 2016 been Top 5 most streamed African Artists & that’s 100% due to my fans!! I love you guys!! And it’s time to get you in on the equity side.

“Imagine you had a % of my last song with Nicki or my new single “LENTO” with Jbalvin!!! As u stream u make it a hit, some of the $ comes to you! But, most importantly you are a true part of the Global Smash Hit you helped create.

Why this matters: If Mr. Eazi is successful with his equity sharing plan, it will give Nigerian investors an indirect means to invest and earn in foreign exchange in Nigerian Entertainment, and reducing barriers to entry for Nigerian music investments.

What you should know 

  • It was reported in July that Mr Eaziraised $20 million for his Africa Music Fund (AMF) to invest in the careers of African music talents.
  • He explained that his intention was to create a new platform to fund the music entertainment ecosystem in Africa, adding that the entertainment ecosystem is not understood by instuitional investors in Africa and leads to limits in funding the industry.
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Deyemi tops list of highest grossing Nigerian actors of 2021

Deyemi Okunlawon was the highest-grossing actor of 2021.

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Deyemi Okulawon, having starred in three high grossing movies in 2021, maintained the top spot as the highest-grossing actor in the year, with a gross amount of N308 million.

The Nigerian movie industry is growing to great heights and is quickly remodelling itself to suit the advancement in society. The success of movies can easily be detected from how much they made in ticket sales at the cinema.

These sales run into hundreds of millions. At this rate, Nollywood is fast becoming a million-dollar industry and at the forefront are actors who deserve the credit that they get for not only bringing the scripts to life but turning it into a moneymaker.

In the past year, a number of hit movies were released, grossing heavily on the Nigerian box office. Here is a list of actors with highest-grossing actors for the year 2021.

Deyemi Okunlawon – N308 million

Deyemi Okunlawon was the highest-grossing actor of 2021. He played a role in three very high grossing movies, namely Lockdown, The Ghost and the Tout too, and the Prophetess, which grossed a collective amount of N308 million.

His role in these movies made him the highest-grossing actor in 2021, representing the second year in a row as he won the highest-grossing actor in 2020.

Osita Iheme – N227 million

Osita Iheme, popularly known as Pawpaw and notably the biggest meme face in the country, ranks second on this list with a gross amount of N227 million.

He appeared in two high-grossing movies, Aki and Pawpaw, a remake of one of his old movies, and A Christmas in Miami which grossed N135 million in 2021.

Ayo Makun – N135 million

Ayo Makun, also known as AY. Comedian, a standup comedian turned movie producer and actor come third on this list after his movie which was premiered at the later end of the year grossed a sum of N135 million.
He starred in A Christmas in Miami, a movie which was produced by him and went on to gross N135 million.

Richard Mofe Damijo – N135 million

Mr Mofe Damijo a veteran Nollywood actor comes fourth in this list.
He was in A Christmas in Miami and earned himself a place in this list after the movie grossed N135 million

Kunle Remi – N134 million

Kunle Remi earns his place at the fifth spot on our list by starting in the comedy blockbuster Prophetess, a movie that grossed N134 million.

He is best known for his roles in Falling, Family Forever and Tinsel. He came to prominence after winning the 7th edition of Gulder Ultimate Search in 2010. He is a graduate of the New York Film Academy.

Others on the list include Lateef Adedimeji (N131 million), Bovi Ugboma (N100 million), Chinedu Ikedieze (N92 million), and Debo Adebayo (N91 million).

Criteria: Lead actor, first or second supporting-lead actor in one or more films, released in 2021, and grossed over N40million each as of 31st December 2021.

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Breaking: Tiwa Savage loses dad

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Nigeria’s queen of pop music, Tiwa Savage is currently in a mourning mood.

The singer just announced the demise of her dad on her Instagram page.

Breaking the sad news of her dad’s passage, on IG, the 41-year old songstress said he died early hours of Monday.

She wrote : “Early hours of this morning you made a peaceful transition. “

“Very little is known publicly about Tiwa’s father, but the singer hinted that he had been ill for a while.

“You fought till the very end, you really fought daddy, it’s been rough for you these past couple years but you are resting now.

“This is tough on me, I’m so numb, so weak.

“Rest In Perfect Peace my King”
“I love you daddy,” she added in her post.

Before now, nothing much has been heard about Tiwa Savage’s late dad.

The only time she made a rare post about was in 20017, when she celebrated his birthday.

“Happy birthday daddy,” was all she wrote back then.

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#14thHeadies: Fireboy, Omah Lay, Bad Boy Tims win first-ever award [See list of winners]

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The 2021 Headies Awards is virtual (of course) this year with great performances from BBNaija 2020 winner, Laycon, alongside, DJ Neptuneand Joeboy, Fireboy DML, the Cavemen and many others.

The Headies is one of the most anticipated & glamourous music award ceremonies many looked forward to. From all the glitz & glam from the special red carpet reception, the memorable appearances from performing artiste to announcing the winners, attendees were definitelyprepared for an interesting indulgence of undiluted entertainment.

The Headies celebrates the best in music with incredible and historic wins. Some of your faves celebrities, like Wizkid, Falz, Pheelz, Simi and Mayorkun, picked up golden statues for performances in the year’s best music.

Bovi and Nancy Isime hosted the ceremony, which kicked off on Sunday night.

Fireboy DML secured several awards, including bigs wins for Best Pop Album and Best R&B single.

For a full list of the winners, see below.

Producer of The Year

Pheelz – Billionaire by Teni

Best Vocal Performance (Female)

Niniola – Addicted

Best Vocal Performance (Male)

Praiz – Under The Sky

Best Street Hop Artiste

Mayorkun – Geng

Rookie of The Year

Bad Boy Tims – MJ

Best Pop Single

Nobody – DJ Neptune feat Joe Boy and Mr Eazi

Best Collabo

Ladipoe and Simi – Know you

Best Alternative song

Moelogo – I wonder

Best Rap Single

Falz – Bop Daddy feat. MS Banks

Best R&B Album

Fireboy DML – Tears, laughter and goosebumps

Best Alternative Album

Roots – The Cavemen

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Omah -Lay

Viewers Choice Award

Wizkid

Songwriter of the Year

Simi – Duduke

Best Pop Award

Fireboy – Apollo

Lyricist on The Roll

Ilbliss Goretti – Country

African Artiste Recognition Award

Master KG

Headies Hall of Fame

King Sunny Ade

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