Guardian Life’s Weekly Catchup
Tems Makes Grammy’s Historic Win
Nigerian afrobeat singer, Tems, won her first Grammy at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles last weekend. The singer won the Best Melodic Rap Performance category for her contribution to Future’s ‘Wait For U’ featuring Drake. The 27-year-old artist is the second Nigerian female artist to win the prestigious award. The first female winner was Helen Folashade Adu, popularly known as Sade Adu.
After she clinched her first Grammy award, Tems said, “What God has done for me, I can’t even speak… All the glory really belongs to Him.
“To everyone that has been supporting me still, through everything, please know I don’t take it for granted.
“I truly appreciate it. The love has been too much. Thank you so much, Rebel Gang.”
Guess who is Back In ‘Album Mode’
American rapper, Future, says he is back in the studio and working on a new album days after winning a Grammy. Future tweeted, “I’m in album mode.” Before that, he also hinted at his big plans for the year. “Moving different all 2023.” The rapper took home his second Grammy for “Best Melodic Rap Performance” for his No. 1 hit, “Wait for U,” featuring Drake and Tems. “Love Forever. More blessings and more wins to come,” he tweeted after.
Seun Kuti And Peter Okoye Of Psquare Tackle Each Other
Two Nigerian musicians, Seun Kuti and Peter Okoye of Psquare, are currently at odds with the raging political controversy surrounding the country’s general elections. Seun, in a recent interview, said Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, is an opportunist that would not be able to lift Nigeria if he won. In a recent video, the singer pointed out that only Nigerians could save the country. Midway into the video, he threw some shade at the Okoye brothers.
“After Psquare don do enough shows for all the rich men and all the politicians of this country, na today Na Peter wan dey tell me to say him know what is good for Nigeria? “After they’ve played the game.” They’ve hyped them up. They sit down with you coming to tell you today that they love you. Why didn’t they love you ten years ago? “Ask Psquare why they didn’t love you 20 years ago when they were jumping up and down with PDP all over the place,” he said.
Peter reacted to the claim and said that the Okoye brothers have never campaigned for anybody. The singer also advised Seun to take a cue from his nephew, Made Kuti. “Dude, I understand your frustration.” But realise that the sky is big enough for all birds to fly. Burnaboy and other great artists have climbed our great Fela’s ladder to blow. Comport yourself and pray to your god.
“My God has blessed my destiny, and I’ll forever remain thankful.” I’ll surely keep you in my prayers.
“Learn from your nephew Made because he is well guided and clean,” he said, among many other things.
Britney Spears Still Struggling
When Britney Spears was freed from her conservatorship in November 2021, her fans were relieved that the pop star was able to live her life again. However, the 41-year-old singer may be struggling more behind the scenes than anyone ever realised.
A new report from TMZ indicates that Spears is not only dealing with her mental health, but she may have some substance abuse issues too. Her family and friends have been worried about her “erratic, volatile behavior” which has resulted in her reportedly “flying off the handle.” One insider gave the media outlet a very dire warning, “I’m afraid she’s gonna die.”
Sources also noted that Spears is not taking the medications she needs to stabilise herself and is, instead, ingesting meds that “hype her up.” Everyone is so concerned that they tried to stage an intervention on Tuesday at a nearby LA home that was rented by her manager.