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Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage dedicates EMAs award to “girls with dreams”

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Celebrated African diva and pop star Tiwa Savage made history on Sunday as she became the first Nigerian female artist to win the ‘Best African Act’ award at the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs).

Tiwa was up against stiff competition from fellow Nigerian act Davido, South Africa’s Distruction Boyz and Shekinah, Kenya’s Nyashinski and Fally Ipupa from the DRC.



The African act category, in 2005, was introduced at the MTV EMAs to enhance musical alliances across borders, and promote cultural integrations.

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Celebrating her award, Tiwa took to Instagram, where she thanked her fans and dedicated the award to ‘girls with dreams’.

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‘‘I’ve been through a lot but I’ve kept my head up and weathered the storm because I know some little girl somewhere is dreaming like I did

The biggest winner of the MTV EMAs held on Sunday at the Bilbao Exhibition Center, Bilbao, Spain was 21-year-old Camila Cabello who took home the ‘Best Song’, ‘Best Artist’, ‘Best Video’ and ‘Best U.S. Act’ accolades.

Playing several roles as songwriter, performer and actress, Tiwa who sings in English and Yoruba, has also won the MTV Africa Music Award, Channel O Music Video Award, Nigeria Music Video Award and City People Entertainment Awards among others.

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Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke wins 2019 Literature award

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Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, with Kenya’s Ngugi wa Thiong’o overlooked.

Image caption: Olga Tokarczuk won for 2018 and Peter Handke is 2019’s winner

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, with Kenya’s Ngugi wa Thiong’o overlooked.

Two winners were named – one for 2019 and one for 2018 – because the prize was not awarded last year.

The Swedish Academy, which oversees the prestigious award, suspended it in 2018 after a sexual assault scandal.

Tokarczuk, who also won the Man Booker International Prize last year, was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize, with this year’s Nobel going to Handke.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o had been considered a strong candidate for the prize, but he failed

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Kelvin Gates announces new song “I’m Him”

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In just a few hours, we’ll be hearing Kevin Gates’ latest musical offering in its entirety. For months, we’ve been hearing about his I’m Him project and we’re about to find out exactly why Gates is that dude.

After his release from prison early last year, the Baton Rouge veteran released his Chained To The City EP before coming through with Luca Brasi 3. It’s officially album time and his fans couldn’t be any more excited. Kicking off the campaign, the Bread Winner is starting us off with the introductory song on I’m Him, dropping a video for “RBS Intro.”

The video for “RBS Intro” was filmed during Gates’ trip to Amsterdam and the track itself is hard-hitting like most of his other hits. This will be the first cut from the new album.

Kevin Gates has described this journey as a reintroduction to himself, showing off all sides of his mind and truly remaining an open book. He said: “All of those negative connotations the world puts out…I’m him. All of those positive connotations the world puts out…I’m him as well. This is the new Kevin versus the old Kevin. It’s a celebration. It’s a rebirth. It’s redemption. I’m overcoming who I used to be in order to be greater.”

Stay tuned for the new album tonight!

Quotable Lyrics:

Hold it down when I’m on lock
Calling shots from the box
Diamond teeth full of rocks
I’m a real big speaker

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