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Wizkid Takes Home 3 Billboard Music Awards

Wizkid took home three trophies at last night's Billboard Music Awards—well, figuratively, as the musician wasn't actually in attendance for the show.


The Nigerian artist was nominated for seven awards for his massive 2016 Drake collaboration "One Dance." He won for "Top R&B Song," "Top Streaming Song (Audio)," and "Top R&B Collaboration."

Last week, we listed "seven things that Wizkid should do now that he's blowing up," which included launching a liquor line and featuring Drake on one of his own singles, but only use his vocals at a really low volume in the chorus.

Speaking of Drake, the rapper had a memorable night, taking home 13 awards and becoming the most-awarded artist in a single year. It seems that "One Dance" was a rather fruitful collaboration for the parties involved.

Congrats to Starboy!

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Tributes Pour in for Former Senegalese Footballer Papa Bouba Diop

Senegalese football player, Papa Bouba Diop, passed away following a long illness this past Sunday. He was just 42.

Former Senegalese midfielder Papa Bouba Diop passed away this past Sunday following a long illness, according to Al Jazeera. Details of his illness have not been disclosed to the public. At the age of just 42, the football world is now mourning the loss of a spectacular sportsman who not only represented Senegal on numerous occasions but also brought home numerous victories for his home country. Tributes from public figures, football fans and various international football bodies have been pouring in on social media since news of Diop's passing emerged.

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James BKS Drops New Single 'No Unga Bunga' & Accompanying Visuals

French-born Cameroonian producer James BKS drops 'No Unga Bunga' and its music video. The new track, featuring The New Breed Gang, pays homage to the artist's late father and legendary musician, Manu Dibango.