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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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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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