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Victory Gbakara Emerges As Winner Of ‘Nigerian Idol’ Season 8
Victory Gbakara, a Nigerian lawyer, singer, and songwriter hailing from Delta State, emerged as the winner of the eighth season of ‘Nigerian Idol’, earning a grand prize of N100 million and a cash reward of N35 million.
In addition to the monetary winnings, Gbakara was presented with a brand-new SUV, Bigi drinks, a delightful week-long vacation in Cape Town, and a supply of WAW detergent. The live show featured viewer judging, allowing the audience to vote for their favourite performers. Among the talented contestants in the Top 10 were Savvy Henry, Constance, Goodness, Abraham, Quest, Precious Mac, Victory, Reigny, Ose Daniel and Chisom.
Dylan Sprouse and Barbara Exchange Vows In A Private Wedding Ceremony
Actor Dylan Sprouse and model Barbara Palvin exchanged vows in a private ceremony in Hungary, celebrating their five-year engagement. The duo, who initially crossed paths in 2017 and began their romantic journey in 2022, revealed their engagement during an interview with V magazine.
Sprouse affectionately referred to Palvin as his ultimate companion, confidante, and partner, expressing his unwavering desire to marry her. Palvin eagerly expressed her joy and anticipation for a lifetime spent together with Sprouse. The couple’s nuptials took place in an intimate gathering, exclusively attended by their closest friends and family members.
‘WAP’ Breaks Spotify’s Record
WAP, the collaborative effort of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion has achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the most streamed female rap song in the history of Spotify, accumulating over 1.2 billion streams. Since its release in August 2020, the song has generated both controversy and acclaim due to its empowering message.
Its widespread popularity is evident by its streaming presence in more than 100 countries and its chart-topping positions in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. The success of WAP serves as a testament to the increasing influence of female rappers in the music industry. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, two of the most renowned rappers globally, have paved the way for other aspiring female artists to thrive.
Akon Acknowledges Nigerians As Smartest People On Earth
Akon, the renowned Senegalese singer, openly acknowledges the exceptional intelligence of Nigerians, recognising them as the most brilliant individuals globally who generate a greater number of billionaires than any other nation.
According to Akon, Nigerians possess remarkable intelligence and goodness; however, he highlights that a few individuals tarnish the country’s reputation. These ‘bad apples’ possess incredible intellect,t but unfortunately misdirect it. Akon firmly believes that if these talented minds were to channel their intelligence into more constructive and positive endeavours, Nigeria would surpass all other countries in terms of billionaire production.
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