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Jahbless speaks on arrest of Naira Marley, Zlatan by EFCC, addresses Ruggedman

Nigerian Singer, Jahbless, who sometime ago relocated to the United States, has shared his opinion on recent arrest of popular musicians; Naira Marley and Zlatan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

DAILY POST recalls that EFCC had on Friday explained why it arrested Naira Marley, real name Afeez Fashola and also confirmed the arrest of Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael aka Zlatan.

Reacting to their arrest, Jahbless in a post on his Instagram page, urged the government to persecute Marley and Zlatan if they are found guilty of being ‘Yahoo boys’

However, he noted that if both artistes are found to be innocent, the case will be an issue to the rights of creative minds in Nigerians.

Making reference to American rappers; Jay-Z and Rick Ross, who sing about crime, Jabless stressed that if Marley and Zlatan are in prison for their lyrics, then songs like ‘Yahooze, Maga’ should be investigated.

He also lauded Ruggedman for speaking up against fraudsters in Nigeria, adding that Nigeria would have been a better place if everyone spoke up like Ruggedman.

He, however, noted that if Marley and others were arrested for their songs, then Ruggedman is not on a good course.

Jahbless on his Instagram page wrote: “Dear Ruggedman, first of all I would like to thank you on the civil right services, if all artiste could speak up same way you’ve been doing, Nigeria would be a better place.

“However, if this new acts are being arrested because of there creative process then you might have been paddling to a wrong direction.

“The last time I checked there is freedom of speech in this country, if an ignorant 22 years old tweeted a wrong statement …we can always put him on check, which you did regarding Naira Marley, but how about Zlatan, he Is picked up for a tweet or a song “am I a Yahoo boy” you think is worth the energy and resource for the agency to pick them up because of there creative process? then songs like Yahooze and Maga Don Pay and many more should be subjected to investigations.

“Even in the western world people make music about guns and drugs if the governments are quick to pick them up people like Rick Ross or JayZ should have a duplex in penitentiary, because they sing about crime doesnt make them criminal

“If Naira Marley and Zlatan are truly fraudsters, let the government takes its course and do there investigation, everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

“We all need to thread carefully, and make sure this whole process is for the right course, if this guys end up being innocent then our creative rights is in trouble. Meanwhile “Am I a Yahoo boy” has 300k views in 24 hours not a bad publicity after all. Peace”

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‘Yahoo Yahoo’: Zlatan Ibile chides fans in new single titled 4nights in Ekohtiebo

Nigerian artist, Omoniyi Temidayo, popularly known as Zlatan Ibile, has dropped new single few days after he was released by the EFCC.

Recall that Zlatan and Naira Marley were arrested by the EFCC over their alleged support of internet fraud also known as ‘yahoo yahoo’.

While Zlatan was released, Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley has remained in custody of the graft agency.

But Zlatan has now taken to the studio to release a single entitled ”4nights in Ekohtiebo”

In the single, Zlatan chided those he tagged ‘fake friends’ who turned their back on him while he was in detention.

The song composed in Yoruba is translated thus: “Pretend you were dead, see who will shed tears over your death. Pretend to be broke and see who’ll ignore you.

“We eat and drink together. Just four days and you can’t hide your hatred for me. You guys didn’t expect me to return. Nobody is holy and don’t be quick to judge”.

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Hollywood actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Attacked In South Africa



Arnold Schwarzenegger, popular Hollywood star has been attacked by a man at a show in South Africa.

The incident happened on Saturday at a sporting event.

The AFP reports that the former politician was conversing with fans at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg when a man took a flying leap and kicked him high in the back.

Schwarzenegger confirmed the incident on Twitter saying “Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about.

“I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”

Schwarzenegger was in Johannesburg for the annual Arnold Classic Africa, an international multi-sports festival.

“He was sadly and unexpectedly attacked by a crazed fan as he was doing a walk-through to support athletes,” the organizers said, adding the attacker — who was immediately apprehended — was known to police for similar incidents in the past.

Schwarzenegger told organizers he would not press charges.

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Teni, Burna boy, Mr Eazi, Cardi B, Nipsey Hussle nominated for BET 2019 awards

Popular Nigerian musicians, Teni and Burna Boy have been nominated alongside Cardi B, Drake and Nipsey Hussle for the 2019 BET awards.

Teni was nominated for the award of the Best new international act while Burna Boy and Mr Eazi were picked for Best international act category.

Hip-hop star, Cardi B topped with seven nominations which included: video of the year, best female hip-hop artist, the viewer’s choice award and album of the year.

Hussle, who was shot to death on March 31 was nominated in the best male hip-hop artiste category. His competitors include: J. Cole, Travis Scott, Meek Mill, 21 Savage and Drake, who is behind Cardi B with five nominations.

The BET Awards will take place June 23 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Below is a list of nominees:

Video of the year:

21 Savage featuring J. Cole, “A Lot”;
Cardi B, “Money”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “Nice for What”
The Carters, “Apes(asterisk)(asterisk)t.

Best female R&B/pop artist:
Beyoncé
Ella Mai; H.E.R.;
Solange
SZA
Teyana Taylor

Best male R&B/pop artist:
Anderson Paak
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend
Khalid

Best female hip-hop artist:
Cardi B
Kash Doll
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

Best male hip-hop artist:
21 Savage
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
Travis Scott.

Best new artist:
Blueface
City Girls
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Queen Naija

Best group:
Chloe x Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby
Gunna
Migos
The Carters

Best collaboration: 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, “A Lot”; Cardi B and Bruno Mars, “Please Me”; Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, “I Like It”; H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller, “Could’ve Been”; Travis Scott featuring Drake, “Sicko Mode”; Tyga featuring Offset, “Taste.”

Album of the year:

Cardi B, “Invasion of Privacy”
Ella Mai, “Ella Mai”
Meek Mill, “Championships”
The Carters, “Everything Is Love”
Travis Scott, “Astroworld

Viewers’ choice award:

Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, “I Like It”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai, “Trip”
J. Cole, “Middle Child”
Travis Scott featuring Drake, “Sicko Mode

Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award:
Erica Campbell featuring Warryn Campbell, “All of My Life”
Fred Hammond, “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin, “Love Theory”
Snoop Dogg featuring Rance Allen, “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin, “Never Alone.”

Best actress:
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Regina King
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis.

Best actor:

Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

Best movie:

“Blackkklansman”
“Creed 2″
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Spider-Man
Into the Spider-Verse”
“The Hate U Give.”

Youngstars award: Caleb McLaughlin; Lyric Ross; Marsai Martin; Michael Rainey Jr.; Miles Brown.

Sportswoman of the year: Allyson Felix; Candace Parker; Naomi Osaka; Serena Williams; Simone Biles.

Sportsman of the year: Kevin Durant; LeBron James; Odell Beckham Jr.; Stephen Curry; Tiger Woods.

BET HER award:
Alicia Keys, “Raise a Man”
Ciara, “Level Up”
H.E.R., “Hard Place”
Janelle Monae, “PYNK”
Queen Naija, “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor, “Rose in Harlem.

Video director of the year: Benny Boom; Colin Tilley; Dave Meyers; Hype Williams; Karena Evans.

Best international act:
AKA (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Dave (U.K.)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (U.K.)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

Best new international act:
Headie One (U.K.)
Jok’Air (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (U.K.)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Teni (Nigeria).

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