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Ayra Starr Makes History After Debuting on Billboard 200

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By Oratokhai Jesusemen O.

Nigerian singer Ayra Starr continues to blaze a trail in the music industry with her sophomore album, The Year I Turned 21, which has set new charting records. In a remarkable milestone, Ayra Starr’s album debuted at No. 195 on the Billboard 200, selling 8,000 units in its first week. This achievement makes her the first Nigerian artist to have an album debut on the chart.

Released on May 30, 2024, The Year I Turned 21 has been praised for its innovative fusion of genres and robust musical offerings. The album broke the record for the biggest opening day Spotify streams in Nigeria, garnering 1.2 million streams. Additionally, it set the record for the highest opening day global Spotify streams for an album by a Nigerian female artist, with 6.3 million streams.

Since her emergence in the Nigerian mainstream music scene, Ayra Starr has achieved significant success and numerous firsts in the industry. Her hit single “Rush” is the most viewed music video by a Nigerian female artist and the only song by a Nigerian female artist to be certified diamond in France.

Ayra Starr’s historic debut on the Billboard 200 and her continued success underline her rising influence and the global reach of Nigerian music.

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Kylie Jenner Gets Emotional Over Negative Comments on Her Appearance

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By Cynthia Abah

American business mogul and fashion enthusiast Kylie Jenner, widely known from the reality TV series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” broke down in tears on this week’s episode of “The Kardashians” due to hurtful comments about her appearance. Kylie, who has faced negative remarks about her looks from an early age, opened up about the emotional toll these comments have taken on her.

“It’s a miracle that I still have confidence and I can still look in the mirror and think that I am pretty,” Kylie shared during the episode.

She revealed that she underwent a significant change last year by dissolving half of her lip filler. Despite her efforts to address her appearance in a way that feels right to her, she continues to be the target of online criticism.

“Why do people think it’s OK to talk about me? I’ve never cried about this before, but I guess it does affect me,” she admitted. “I hear nasty things about myself all the time. After 10-plus years of hearing about it, it just gets exhausting.”

Kylie also recalled seeing harsh remarks online about how she “f–ked up her face.” At 26 years old, she emphasized that discussing someone’s looks in such a negative manner is unacceptable, regardless of whether or not they have had cosmetic surgery.

“Even if I did get so much surgery, I still don’t think it’s OK to talk about someone’s looks,” she continued, highlighting the impact of the constant scrutiny she faces.

Kylie’s candid discussion sheds light on the emotional struggles faced by public figures who endure persistent criticism of their appearance, reminding viewers of the importance of kindness and empathy in online interactions.

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There’ll be No ‘All Stars Reunion’ – Mercy Eke

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By Cynthia Abah

Big Brother Naija star Mercy Eke has confirmed there will be no reunion show for the recent ‘All Stars’ edition, which saw Ilebaye win the grand prize of 120 million Naira. Mercy, addressing her fans during an Instagram live session, advised them to stop expecting a reunion for this season, stating clearly, “Stop dreaming, there will be no ‘All Stars reunion.”

This marks the first time the organizers have decided against holding a reunion after a season that brought together various reality stars. Mercy did not provide specific reasons for the cancellation.

Meanwhile, Multichoice, the show’s organizers, have announced auditions for the upcoming ninth season of Big Brother Naija, starting on March 27, 2024, at 8:00 pm, featuring a unique twist. Contestants will audition in pairs, which can include close friends, family members, romantic partners, or any other combination representing a “dynamic duo.”

This new audition format aims to bring a fresh dynamic to the popular reality show, ensuring an engaging and entertaining experience for both participants and viewers.

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Rema Declines to Pick Best Jollof Rice Country

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By Oratokhai Jesusemen O.

Nigerian singer Rema humorously sidestepped the question of which country makes the best jollof rice during an interview at the Louis Vuitton S/S Mens2025 show in Paris, France, on June 19, 2024.

In a video shared on Instagram by The People Gallery, Rema, showcasing his outfit, named LV, quipped about his attire, including a varsity jacket he had opted not to wear.

When asked by the host to name someone as talented as him, Rema playfully replied with “Black is safe.”

Expressing his love for jollof rice when prodded about his favorite food, Rema avoided getting into the debate over which African country prepares the best jollof rice, stating amidst laughter, “You know, that’s one discussion I really don’t want to have. The jollof rice battle is one I don’t want to be a part of.”

The conversation continued with inquiries about his current favorite song (“Charm” by Rema himself) and his star sign (Taurus, born on May 1).

The event also featured interviews with other African music stars like Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tems, Uncle Waffles, and Adekunle Gold. Social media buzzed with videos capturing the camaraderie among these artists at the prestigious fashion event, including Rema exchanging pleasantries with Jacob & Co-owner Jacob Arabo.

Rema’s humorous refusal to engage in the jollof rice debate showcased his focus on music and his ability to navigate lighthearted conversations with charm and wit.

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