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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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Spirit Of Humanity Gives Hope To Young Boy Mauled By A Hyena

A 9-year-old Zimbabwean boy Rodwell Nkomazana has a shot at a normal life, again, after a horrific hyena attack left him with half of his face missing.

It takes a village to raise a child and sometimes that village comes from thousands of kilometers away, and consists of committed surgeons, passionate nurses and generous international donors. Nine-year-old Rodwell Nkomazana was asleep at an all-night church service when the unthinkable happened. The little boy was attacked and mauled by a hyena outside Harare, in Zimbabwe.

The medical team at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, where he received his initial treatment, did all they could to save his life and stabilise him. However, due to a lack of resources and expertise, it was all they could do.

With half of his face missing, including an eye, his upper lip, his nose and part of his forehead, Rodwell was set for a life full of challenges. Not only would he have lost his childhood, but he would have probably spent most of his time in seclusion — isolated from the rest of society.

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