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GIST : PERUZZI ORIGINALLY WROTE ‘FIA’ TO TROLL DAVIDO

According to Peruzzi former Label boss ‘Mr Patric’ in a phone in interview session with HipTv, Mr Patric spit more fire and also claim Davido is begging him already.

Listen to the interview below.

Credit : Instablog

GIST : I NEVER SAID NONSENSE ABOUT MY SON – DAVIDO

After Golden Boy CEO, Patrick alleged that Davido’s bride to be, Chioma was Peruzzi’s sidechick , there have been speculations about who Ifeanyi’s real father is. Davido expressed his displeasure with what has been going around on social media and took to his Twitter page to respond to address the rumors. He advised his fans not believe everything they see on social media and that anyone that actually believes the rumors is not a sane person.

He wrote, “Any of you the believes that fake photoshopped tweet going round of me talking nonsense about my son cant be stable !! Lmao Kaisocial media!! I hail!”

See the post below:

E-NEWS : INSIDE STORY OF AKON CITY THE $2 BILLION PROJECT

It is no longer news that music superstar Akon, would soon be launching his city “Akon City” as he has just signed the final agreement allowing him to do so.

However, details to the city was sketchy but Georgie Ndirangu, has helped by sharing more light on what the city is all about.

In a series of tweet, he gave more insight to the project.

“It was said – Akon City would be on 2,000 acres (reportedly gifted to Akon by the President) near the new international airport. There was also to be a complex near the sea in partnership with state-owned tourism company SAPCO. It wasn’t clear whether it was the same project.

“There was some controversy. Videos of Akon City online looked like ‘Diamniadio Lake City’ – a $2 billion project by Semer Group backed by govt. Semer Group told BBC it had nothing to to with Akon. (Akoin later removed the images from their website).

“News co. @africanews visited the Diamniadio site towards end of 2018. It was under construction, on 4,000 acres, and was to have a new airport, passenger rail, housing and commercial space. Almost everything that was mentioned would be in ‘Akon City’.

“Akon said ‘Akon City’ would run on the cryptocurrency AKOIN. However, when asked for details he admitted ‘he left the geeks to figure it out’. Michael Kimani, from @BlockchainKenya said Akon’s desire to move Africa from dependence on Western currency was ‘pie-in-the-sky’.

“Akoin relies on smartphones to work. So the question was how many people can afford it or actually download it. US’ Pew Research Centre showed less than 40% of Senegal had a smartphone. Ruling out that the entire city or country could at any point be run through an app.

“I interviewed Akon in 2015 for ‘Akon Lighting Africa’. Great, optimistic man! While announcements give us a sense of hope imagining self-sustaining cities (yes, Wakanda) right in the heart of Africa, let’s track & hold each other to account, to do things right in the new decade.

E-NEWS : UBI FRANKLIN APPOINTED AS THE SPECIAL ADVISER TO CROSS RIVER STATE GOVERNOR ON TOURISM

The Entertainment mogul took to his Instagram page to make the announcement vowing to work diligently and efficiently to ensure that the state returns to the summit of the world’s tourism index.

He wrote *APPOINTMENT AS SPECIAL ADVISER*I, Ubi Ekapong Ofem (Ubi Franklin) wish to inform the public that I have been appointed Special Adviser on Tourism to His Excellency, Professor Benedict Ayade, Governor of Cross River State. It is indeed an honour to be deemed fit by His Excellency to serve the good and resilient people of Cross River State in this capacity.

More so, I am most delighted to be functioning in the Tourism sector, one sector which is dear to my heart and one which I believe I fit into appropriately considering my background in the entertainment industry. I thank God for His grace upon my life. I thank Governor Benedict Ayade for giving me this golden opportunity to serve.I thank my family, friends, and well-wishers for all the support and encouragement.

On behalf of myself and my family, I promise to work diligently and efficiently with all necessary stakeholders in ensuring that Cross River State returns to the summit of the world’s tourism index. God bless Cross River State. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.@sirbenayade.

SPORTS : BARCELONA SACK VALVERDE AND APPOINT SETIEN AS NEW HEAD COACH

Now it’s official! Barcelona have finally confirmed the sacking of Ernesto Valverde.

Valverde was in charge of Barcelona between 2017 and 2020. He won the domestic double on his debut season at the Camp Nou stadium. Another La Liga title, as well as the Supercopa de Espana, arrived in the following campaign.

However, Valverde was heavily criticised for two consecutive Champions League eliminations. The Catalans lost 3-0 to Roma away in 2018. The following season, they suffered the notorious 4-0 Liverpool defeat.

Valverde was sacked following Barca’s defeat in the Supercopa de Espana semi-finals against Atletico Madrid. The Catalans lost 3-2 even though they were leading 2-1 by the 80th minute.

Valverde took charge of 145 games at Barcelona. Here is his record:

  • 145 games;
  • 97 wins;
  • 32 draws;
  • 16 defeats;
  • 67% winning rate;
  • 4 trophies.

Finally, Barcelona have appointed a new coach following Ernesto Valverde’s dismissal. Former Real Betis’ manager Quique Setien will take over at the Camp Nou stadium, the club have confirmed.

Setien has signed a deal until 2022.

Setien has been reportedly chosen due to his coaching philosophy and Johan Cruyff’s values. His football is based on the famous ‘tiki-taka’ playing style which is strongly associated with Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona.

The 61-year-old worked at Betis between 2017 and 2019. The Verdiblancos finished sixth on his debut season in charge which was their best result since 2005.

During his illustrious career, Setien used to coach Racing Santander, Poli Ejido, Logrones, Lugo, Las Palmas and Betis.

As a player, Setien featured for Atletico Madrid, Racing Santander, Logrones and Levante. He spent 12 seasons at Racing and won the Supercopa de Espana with Atleti.

Source : Fc Barcelona

ENTERTAINMENT : SOUNDCITY MVP AWARDS 2020 [List Of Winners]

The Soundcity MVP Award Festival was a huge success, held at the Eko Hotel, Lagos again for the fourth time with the out standing performances delivered by some Top African artiste such as Davido, Diamond Platinumz, Tekno and Tiwa Savage among others. fast rising star Joeboy and Rema also graced the stage with other top entertainment celebrities. African’s golden girl, Bonang Matheba was the Host and she made the show it a beautiful one alongside all awards presenters.

For the Awards night, Rema delivered a mind blowing performance his and Burna Boy shows he is the real MVP (African Giant) once again by earning himself the 3 main big Awards (Back 2 Back).

SOUNDCITY MVP 2020 Quality Mixtape

Quality Mixtape brings you the full list of winners and their category below

Best New MVP
FireBoy DML (NG)
JoeBoy (NG)
Marioo (TZ)
Rema (NG) – Winner
Simmy (SA)
Wendy Shay (GH)

Best Collaboration
Blow My Mind – Davido (NG)
Daz How Star Do – Skibii (NG)
Gugulethu – Prince Kaybee [SA] – Winner
Jama – DJ Mic Smith (GH)
Killin Dem – Burna Boy (NG)
Inama – Diamond PlatNumz (TZ)

Best Pop
Innos B (CG)
Nandy (TZ)
JoeBoy (NG) – Winner
Otile Brown (KE)
Kizz Daniel (NG)
Teni (NG)
Mayorkun (NG)
Rayvanny (TZ)
Naira Marley (NG)

Best Hip Hop
BlaqBonez (NG)
Falz (NG)
KHALIGRAPH Jones (KE) – Winner
Kwesta (SA)
Medikal (GH)
Shinski (KE)
Sarkodie (GH)
Reminisce (NG)
Ricky Rick (SA)
Zakwe (SA)

Best Duo
Black Motion (SA)
Blaq diamond (SA)
DopeNation (GH) – Winner
Ethic (KE)
Show Dem Camp (NG)
Toofan (TG)

African Producer of the Year
Cracker (NG)
Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jay Synth (NG)
Kel P (NG)
MOG (GH)
Ozedikus (NG)
Pheelz (NG)
Rexxie (NG) – Winner
S2Kizzy (TZ)

Best Female MVP
Betty G (ETH)
Daphne (CMR)
Nandy (TZ)
Sho Madjozi (SA)
Teni (NG) – Winner
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)

Best Male MVP
Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Davido (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
King Promise (GH)
Sjava (SA)
Wizkid (NG)
Zlatan (NG)

African DJ of the Year
DJ Creme De La Creme (KE)
DJ Kaywise (NG)
DJ Neptune (NG)
DJ Spinall (NG) – Winner
DJ Vyrusky (GH)
DJ Zinhle (SA)

Digital Artiste of the Year
Cassper Nyovest (SA)
Davido (NG) – Winner
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
Kizz Daniel (NG)
Mr Eazi (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)
Wizkid (NG)

Listeners’ Choice
Baby – JoeBoy (NG)
Dumebi – Rema (NG)
Fetch your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jealous – Fireboy DML (NG) – Winner
Jama – DJ Mic Smith (GH)
Kainama – Harmonize (TZ)
Killin Dem – BurnaBoy (NG)
Kpo K3K3 – StoneBwoy (GH)
Oil & Gas – Olamide (NG)

Viewers’ Choice
49-99 – Tiwa Savage (NG)
Able God – Chinko Ekun (NG)
Banomoya – Prince Kaybee (SA)
My Level – Shatta Wale (GH)
On The Low – Burna Boy (NG)
Soapy – Naira Marley (NG) – Winner
Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)
Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)

Video of the Year
49-99 – Tiwa Savage by Meji Alabi (NG) – Winner
Dangote – Burna Boy by Clarence Peters (NG)
Jericho – Simi by Adasa Cookey (NG)
Ngwa – Blick Bassy by Tebego Malope (SA)
Ohema – Kuami Eugene by Rex (GH)

Song of the Year
Jealous – FireBoy DML (NG)
Killin Dem – Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Malwhede – King Monada (SA)
Soapy – Naira Marley (NG)
Tetema – Rayvanny (TZ)
Zanku (Legwork) – Zlatan (NG)
Baby – JoeBoy (NG)
Case – Teni (NG)
Dumebi – Rema (NG)
Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee (SA)
Jama – DJ Mic Smith(GH)

African Artiste Of The Year
Burna Boy (NG) – Winner
Davido (NG)
Diamond Platnumz (TZ)
Shatta Wale (GH)
ShoMadjozi (SA)
Tiwa Savage (NG)
Wizkid (NG)
Yemi Alade (NG)

Excellence in Music: Innocent Idibia (2Baba) – Winner 

Excellence in Philanthropy: DJ Cuppy – Winner

Excellence in Sports: Anthony Joshua – Winner

Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship and Digital Influence: Bright Jaja – Winner

Community and Socio-Political Development: Adebola Williams & Jude Jideonwo – Winner

SPORT : EMILI ROUSAUD BECOMES BARCELONA’S NEW VICE PRESIDENT

  • Emili Rousaud is Barcelona’s new vice-president.
  • He replaces Josep Maria Bartomeu who now only performs the functions of the president.
  • Barca’s former VP Jordi Mestre left his post in July due to reported misunderstandings between him and the Sports Area.

FC Barcelona have announced the appointment of a new vice-president, Emili Rousaud.

The 53-year-old has been a member of the board of directors since July 2015. During that period, he was partly responsible for the Social Area.

By training, Emili Rousaud is a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration at ESADE Business School, a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and a Master in Tax Consulting and Management (AGT) at ESADE Business School.

At a professional level, Rousaud is the founder and the general director of an electricity trading company Factor Energia, a member of the Plenary Session of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona and a member of the Market Agents Committee of the Spanish Electricity Market. Besides, he is the vice-president of the Catalan association Grup de Gestors Energetics (GGE).

 

 

Apart from the above mentioned appointment, Barcelona are going to announce the appointment of David Bellver, as a new member of the Sports Area who will be responsible for performing functions linked to the international competitions by UEFA and FIFA.

Barcelona’s former vice-president Jordi Mestre officially left his post in July. After that, Josep Maria Bartomeu was balancing the responsibilities of both the president and the vice-president of the club.

Source : Tribuna

SPORT : JOSE MOURINHO FIRES SHOT AT MIKEL ARTETA OVER ARSENAL JOB

  • The Spurs boss laments that now it’s more important to have fewer defeats than many victories.
  • He jokes that Carlo Ancelotti wasn’t hired because he has around 200 defeats and Arteta has 0.
  • Both Mourinho and Ancelotti were rumoured to be among the candidates for the Arsenal job.

 

Following Mikel Arteta’s appointment, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho can’t help himself and hits out at the new Arsenal head coach. The lack of experience is what surprises Mourinho in the Gunners’ choice.

“The only point I can find, and it is for us to laugh a little bit, is that years ago the best managers were the guys with more victories and now the best is the guy with the fewest defeats.

“So, Ancelotti has three Champions Leagues, won the league in Italy, France and England and won cups here and there – but Ancelotti has lost, I don’t know, 200 matches?

“I have lost 150-180 – Carlo is a little bit older than me. I think now it is not about how much you won, it is about the matches we didn’t lose. So, probably the best managers now are the managers with zero defeats.

“The only reason I can understand is that they look through the CVs and see guys with more defeats and guys with less defeats, so guys with less defeats are given the job. I cannot find another reason.”

Jose Mourinho was rumoured to be one of the candidates to replace Unai Emery, so was Carlo Ancelotti he mentioned.

However, Jose took the Tottenham job after all and his reaction shows that maybe he wanted to be the new Arsenal boss more.

Mikel Arteta was announced as the new Arsenal head coach on Friday, December 20.

 

 

Credit :Tribunal

SPORT : ATHLETIC BOSS – MADRID ARE IN THIER BEST FORM OF THE SEASON

  • Real Madrid are set to face Athletic Bilbao over the weekend. 
  • Athletic manager Gaizka Garitano is fully aware of the threat. 
  • He thinks that Blancos are even more dangerous now with all the changes Zidane has made. 

 

Real Madrid have lost only one game of the La Liga season so far, and remain unbeaten at the Santiago Bernabeu across all competitions this season.

There’s little hope for Athletic Bilbao to salvage any points at the Santiago Bernabeu and their manager Gaizka Garitano knows as much, as he details all the changes in Zidane’s formidable outfit.

“They’re in their best form of the season,” Garitano said, previewing Sunday’s clash.

“They dominated the Clasico. They have one of the best squads in the world and no one likes playing against them because they have the best players.

“They’ve made some changes. Now they combine a bit more than before and they take more risks.

“They also squeeze forward more because they’re more committed to the press.”

 

Real Madrid are currently second in the La Liga table, having managed 10 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss in their 17 games. They’ve drawn their last two games against Valencia and Barcelona and will be looking forward to cruise past Athletic on Sunday.

Credit : Tribunal

SPORT : MESSI CLOSE TO BEATING PELE’S ALL TIME RECORD

  • With 643, Pele holds the record for most official goals scored for one club.
  • Leo is at 618 now, 26 goals away from setting a new record.
  • Qualitymixtape.com will follow Messi’s goal-scoring feats this season.
  • Join us on this epic journey and leave at least 644 comments to show how much we really want the GOAT to break Pele’s record while at Barca!

 

Frankly, it looks like almost every footballing record will belong to Leo Messi by the time he retires. And when you put it like that, you understand how lucky we all are to witness him play week in and week out.

Although the Argentine has said several times in the past that he doesn’t care about personal achievements, the amount of goals he has scored over the past 15 seasons with Blaugrana is staggering.

Currently, the 32-year-old has 618 goals scored for Blaugrana, which is actually the second-best record of all time. Only Pele with 643 goals for Santos has more, meaning Leo has to score 26 more goals to beat the Brazilian legend to yet another impressive achievement. Considering his previous seasons, the forward could well reach the milestone already this season.

Messi’s record over the last three seasons:

  • 2018-19: 51 goals in 50 games
  • 2017-18: 45 goals in 54 games
  • 2016-17: 54 goals in 52 games

You should keep in mind that this includes only goals in official games. A big chunk of Pele’s career goals came in friendlies.

Messi has added a goal to his tally on Saturday and the next opportunity to come closer to Pele’s landmark record will take place in 2020

 

 

 

Credit: Tribunal

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