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EFCC oppressed me in front of my daughter, wife – Singer Skales cries out

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Skales, the well-known singer, whose real name is Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of misconduct, alleging that heavily armed EFCC agents entered his residence and falsely accused him of being involved in fraudulent activities.

According to Skales, the incident occurred on Monday night while he was sleeping with his six-month-old daughter. He stated that around three EFCC operatives forcefully entered his house through the backdoor, causing him to experience a panic attack due to his existing health problems.

The ‘Shake Body’ artist also alleged that his record producer sustained injuries during the confrontation with the EFCC agents.

Skales expressed his outrage in a series of tweets, denouncing the actions of the EFCC. He contended that the intrusion into his home was unwarranted and constituted a criminal act. He further asserted his innocence, emphasizing that he has never engaged in fraudulent activities.

In his tweets, Skales wrote, “So @officialEFCC pulled up to my house with 3 men with guns and some with sticks and hammers lol, they broke my back door while I was sleeping on the bed with my 6 months old daughter, imagine I had a panic attack Cz of my health issues…. Is this not a crime?

“God go punish una @officialEFCC I am not a criminal, I have never done fraud in my life, you came in with guns to oppress me in front of my daughter and her mother & my staff. You will never prosper in anything you do as long as you’re EFCC staff! You will always be a failure.

“They hit my producer with a stick on his leg. Imagine @officialEFCC una father! You guys are a criminal organization… it’s sad the kind of power you are given… that’s why you’re abusing it… enikure.”

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Bob Marley’s granddaughter picks Burna Boy for ‘dream’ collaboration with late legend

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Zuri Marley, the granddaughter of the late Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley, has expressed her admiration for Grammy-winning Nigerian artist Burna Boy, stating that he is the only artist she would have wished to see collaborate with her grandfather.

She shared this sentiment while speaking at the premiere of the movie ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ in London recently. Marley explained that after careful consideration, she concluded that Burna Boy’s collaboration with her grandfather would have been the most cherished.

She stated, “The person who I would want my grandpa [Bob Marley] to collaborate with is Burna Boy. I had to think about it. I went backstage and I was like, ‘Burna Boy. Africa Unite.” It’s worth noting that two Nigerian artists, Wizkid and Bloody Civilian, were featured in the soundtrack EP of the music biopic ‘Bob Marley: One Love.

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I’ve never received gifts – Davido appreciates Atletico Madrid star for gifting him wristwatch

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Nigerian musician Davido expressed delight over receiving a Rolex wristwatch gift from Atletico Madrid player Memphis Depay. The striker reportedly presented Davido with the luxury watch, worth millions of naira, following Davido’s performance at his 30th birthday celebration.

Confirming the news on his Instagram story, Davido mentioned that it was a rare occurrence for him to receive gifts, despite having received cash gifts from Nigerian celebrities during past birthdays, which he later donated to charity. Davido also remarked that he has typically been the one giving gifts to others and expressed gratitude to Depay for the gesture. He wrote, “He bought me a Rolex on his own birthday! I’ve never received gifts; I’ve always been the one to gift people. I love and appreciate you @memphisdepay.”

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2024 Grammys: Four buzz moments, defining events of award show

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The 66th edition of the Grammys, held on Sunday, February 4, 2024, was marked by significant events, spanning from the pre-show at the Peacock Theatre to the main event at the Crypto.com Arena.

One of the memorable moments was the controversy surrounding rapper Nicki Minaj. The Recording Academy initially announced ‘Barbie World’ by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice as the winner of the Best Rap Song category, only to retract the statement and declare Killer Mike’s ‘Scientists & Engineers’ as the rightful winner. This mishap left fans of Nicki Minaj disappointed, as she has yet to win a Grammy despite her illustrious career.

During the ceremony, hip-hop icon Jay-Z voiced his discontent with the Grammy organizers. While accepting the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award, he criticized the Academy’s judgment, particularly highlighting Beyoncé’s Album of the Year snub despite her numerous accolades. Jay-Z accused the organizers of unfairness and questioned their decision-making process.

In another unexpected turn, rapper Killer Mike was arrested shortly after winning three Grammy awards. He was taken into custody for misdemeanor battery but was released later in the evening.

The Nigerian music scene faced disappointment as well, with prominent artists like Burna Boy and Davido missing out on Grammy wins. This led to accusations of deliberate snubs and calls for a boycott of the awards. Many, including Davido’s hypeman Special Spesh and media personality Adesope Olajide, criticized the Recording Academy for its handling of African music and urged Africans to take a stand against perceived injustice.

Overall, the 2024 Grammys were marked by controversy and disappointment for some, overshadowing the celebration of musical achievements.

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