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Rapper, AKA shot dead in drive-by shooting.

Popular South African rapper, AKA, has been killed in a drive-by shooting outside a restaurant in Durban on Friday night.

The entertainer whose real name was Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was reportedly gunned down alongside a friend while one of his bodyguards was also injured in the shooting.

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Durban Police spokesman, Colonel Robert Netshiunda, who confirmed the incident, said police were investigating two murder cases but were yet to establish the motives for the murders.

According to Netshiunda, the 35-year-old AKA was standing outside a popular restaurant in the city with a friend at about 10pm when two cars drove past with passengers opening fire on them, killing both instantly.

READ ALSO: Popular South African rapper allegedly commits suicide by hanging

A social media post by a close associate stated that AKA had been due to perform at a nightclub called YUGO but the event was subsequently cancelled with a notice saying the gig was being abandoned “due to unforeseen circumstances”.

A paramedic, Garrith Jamieson, who spoke to reporters after affirming the death of the entertainer and his friend, said they died instantly as a result of the gun shots.

“On arrival, paramedics met total chaos and a scene where two men, believed to be in their late 30s, sustained multiple gunshot wounds.


“Paramedics assisted the men and unfortunately the first male had sustained multiple gun shot wounds and showed no signs of life and was declared deceased at the scene.”


Twitter burns over rapper’s anti-Semitic posts in UK


Twitter on Monday faced a temporary boycott by some critics in Britain and a backlash from the government over its handling of a series of anti-Semitic posts by a high-profile rapper.

The social media giant, along with photo sharing site Instagram, on Friday banned grime artist Wiley from their platforms for seven days after he posted messages described as “abhorrent” by interior minister Priti Patel.

But some see the punishments as too soft and that the US companies took too long to remove the messages, prompting politicians, celebrities and other high-profile figures to launch a 48-hour Twitter boycott from Monday.


Patel has written to the firms asking why some of Wiley’s posts were visible for more than 12 hours before being removed, and the government has said it expects a full response.

“The message is clear: Twitter needs to do better on this,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official spokesman told reporters on Monday.

“Social media companies need to go much further and faster in removing hateful content such as this.”

Police are now investigating the comments made on the Instagram and Twitter accounts of Wiley, who is considered a pioneer of the UK’s popular grime music scene.


Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis on Monday accused the two platforms of lacking “responsible leadership” in their response to the posts.

“This cannot be allowed to stand. Your inaction amounts to complicity,” he said in letters sent to the heads of both firms.

Lisa Nandy, the main opposition Labour Party’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, businessman Alan Sugar and television presenter Rachel Riley were among those to join the two-day boycott of Twitter.

    Johnson’s spokesman said he would continue to use the site for “important public health messages”.


    Rapper, Kanye West hire Nigerian-British designer, Ogunlesi Mowalola


    American rapper, Kanye West, has appointed Nigerian-British designer, Mowalola Ogunlesi, as the creative director of his Yeezy collaborative venture with clothing company, Gap.

    The billionaire rapper made the announcement on Twitter on Friday.

    Kanye West employs Nigerian-British designer, Mowalola Ogunlesi
    He tweeted,

    “Yeezy gap begins. Mowalola joins as YZY Gap Design Director…,”


    The 25-year-old Mowalola Ogunlesi also took to her Instagram page to give an update on the appointment.

    She wrote on Instagram, “Design Director of Yeezy Gap.”

    The graduate of Central Saint Martins, London was one of six designers chosen by British Vogue to dress fashion doll, Barbie, in their signature style in honour of the doll’s 60th anniversary in September 2019.


    Her designs have been worn by celebrities like Kim Kadarshian, Drake, Skepta and Solange Knowles.

    Meanwhile, American rapper, Kanye West has hit the billion-dollar net worth, as he has officially become a Billionaire, making him the second American rapper to reach that status after Jay-Z.

    According to a Forbes report, the rapper’s Yeezy brand, assisted in pushing him over the $1 billion mark.

    ’Ye’s Yeezy brand, which he owns in its’ entirety and falls under the Adidas umbrella, helped push him over the $1 billion mark.’



    George Floyd’s Death: UK Rapper, J. Cole join Protesters

    On Saturday (May 30), American Rapper J. Cole joined demonstrators in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina N.C. to protest police violence, in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn on May 25.

    Cole, along with fellow Fayetteville native and NBA player Dennis Smith, were spotted among the people. Cole reportedly declined to take pictures and do interviews as to not distract from the moment. However, his presence was definitely felt.

    “J. Cole has joined the protest in downtown Fayetteville, NC. So remember all the rappers who were out here donating and supporting when its time to buy albums,” one person noted on Twitter after seeing him in attendance.


    “THIS is why J Cole will always be my favourite artist. He has always been so vocal about systematic oppression and racism and he’s now at the protests today. KING,” another person posted.

    This isn’t the first time Cole has marched for a major cause. Back in 2014, he marched with protesters in New York City over the killing of Eric Garner. The following year, he was spotted at the Justice or Else Rally in Washington D.C. put on by The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March.



    Just in: Quavo finally bags High School Certificate. [Photos]

    Migos rapper, Quavo has achieved an academic milestone.

    The 29-year-old American rapper, who reportedly dropped out of school months before his graduation to pursue his music career full time, announced on Friday that he’s among the Class Of 2020 that have just graduated from Berkmar High School in the Atlanta suburb of Lilburn, Georgia.

    He was reportedly a record-setting quarterback at Berkmar High School.

    Quavo, who also has plans to go to college, asked his fans on Instagram to recommend one for him.


    Sharing photos of himself posing in his graduation gown, he wrote:

    “Finally Can Say I Graduated High School Class Of 2020 We Lit . Now What College Should I Go To?”

    See photos below:

    In other news, American rapper, Slim Thug whose real name is Stayve Jerome Thomas tested positive for coronavirus as the number of cases globally passes 5 million.


    The musician, 39, took to Instagram to warn others after he fell ill despite following precautions with masks, gloves and “everything on”.

    The rapper also said he had stayed in his truck but still managed to contract the deadly virus.



    Rap God, Eminem Celebrate Relapse. [America]

    American rapper, Marshall Bruce Mathers, who is popularly known as Eminem, celebrated one of his albums “Relapse”.

    The rapper took to Twitter to mark the 11th anniversary of the hit album.

    “For old time’s sake #Relapse11,” he wrote on Twitter while sharing a clip.

    Relapse debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and 608,000 copies were sold in its first week.

    It also reached number one in twelve other countries.


    Relapse is an album that revolves around a “serial killer vibe”, drug rehabilitation and relapse.

    However, Eminem is currently involved in helping people of Detroit amid the coronavirus pandemic through his Marshall Mathers Foundation for which he has also received support from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.



    Worse Enemies! Mayorkun’s Geng [Naija Remix] – Did Vector really feature with M.I Abaga ?

    Good morning fans,

    Forget about Geng [Africa Remix] and Geng [UK Remix]

    Have you listened to the new Geng [Naija Remix]Mayorkun ft. MI Abaga x Sinzu x Vector x Ycee

    Remember Vector and MI Abaga’s long time rush hours in the industry –

    Remember their diss tracks [Vector’s Diss] back to back [M.I Abaga’s Diss] late last year and ever long.

    Have they really Rapped in this song ???


    Let’s here from you


    Naira Marley trends on tweet after what he said on coronavirus.

    Naira Marley incurred the wrath of some Twitter users after he took to Twitter and wrote ” “Retweet if you don’t believe in coronavirus.”

    The controversial singer also went ahead to joke about ‘5,000 cases of confirmed unwanted pregnancies’ in Lekki area of Lagos State.

    Naira Marley however got tackled by some social media users who accused him of using his platform to disseminate “wrong information” which is not wanted at this time.

    Here are some tweets below;

    Naira Marley defended himself by stating that his words will either attract a strong mind or offend a weak mind. He also stated that he will never say sorry for being real.

    See his rejoinder tweets below;


    COVID-19: Olamide warn fans to stay safe.

    says, coronavirus is real

    Nigerian rapper, Olamide, has taken to social media via his Instagram page to tell fans that the coronavirus is very real and that they should stay safe.

    ‘Coronavirus is real’ – Rapper Olamide warns fans to stay safe

    Olamide is obviously taking precautionary measures so as not to contract the disease and he shared a photo of himself rocking a full face mask as opposed to the common one which covers just the mouth and nose.

    In the caption of the post, Olamide said that coronavirus is real



    Here is what rap mafia, Eminem told Mike Tyson about his daughter.

    Eminem was a guest on Mike Tyson’s podcast, where he spoke about his 24-year-old daughter Hailie.

    Eminem doesn’t really get out much regularly, so we’re surprised to have been blessed with a new interview from the Detroit legend at this time.

    We’re all dealing with this self-quarantine differently, but fans of Eminem were happy to learn of his appearance on Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, the boxer’s popular podcast.

    In addition to a number of interesting topics, Marshall Mathers told Iron Mike about what it’s like being a father to a young adult, speaking candidly about his 24-year-old daughter Hailie.

    In recent years, Hailie Mathers has become a popular figure on social media. Closing in on two-million followers on Instagram, the 24-year-old is a hot commodity in influencer-land.

    Eminem is insanely proud of his little girl, as he revealed on the podcast. Mike Tyson asked if she’s thinking about having her own children yet, to which Em came through with the facts

    “Not babies, nope,” laughed the rapper. “Just, um, boyfriend and she’s doing good. She’s made me proud for sure. She graduated from college, 3.9.”

    In the same realm, he discussed what it was like to raise his niece and another child.

    “I have a niece that I have help raised too that’s pretty much like a daughter to me and she is 26,” he said about Alaina. “And I have a younger one that’s 17 now.

    So when I think about my accomplishments that’s probably the thing I’m the most proud of is that—is being able to raise kids.”


    COVID-19: [Video] I am losing my mind – Cardi B says.

    Cardi B, American rapper and mother of one, has lamented that the coronavirus outbreak is slowing down activities in the US.

    The rapper on Instagram Live session disclosed that she was bored to her bones and needed to dress up and go out.

    She also pointed out that the coronavirus is God’s plan to show us (humans) how powerful he is over us.


    Why I left Chocolate City – Rapper, M.I. Abaga.

    Few days ago rapper and record producer, MI Ababa announced his exit from Chocolate City to flaunt his own record label, the rapper has now revealed why he left the group.

    Recall with NobleReporters that MI shocked his fans with the announcement of his exit from Chocolate City label after 13 years. A decision he didn’t open up on immediately.

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    However, MI in a recent statement reported has revealed why he left Chocolate City. He stated that he left to do something new.

    He clarified that the relationship between him and Chocolate City is still intact, adding that he wanted to keep the news of his exit on a low.

    He said, “Nothing happened to the relationship [with Chocolate City]. We are family for life.

    MI added that: “Chocolate City is family. It is time for me to do a new thing musically. Generally, I have had a no-press policy on this issue. The reason is that I don’t want my words to be twisted. I am careful who I answer.”

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    The rapper stressed that he is grateful to Chocolate City for all he achieved during his time with them.

    “After a while, it is time to do a new thing and I am grateful for everything that was,” the songwriter added. “I think right now, it is time for incredible music and for MI to move.”


    Be yourself and don’t forget about what people says – Vector.

    Nigerian rapper, Vector has advised Nigerians to be good at what they do and keep doing it irrespective of what everyone else is engaged in.

    His advise is coming at a time that peer pressure is on the increase as a result of social media influence and other societal factors. According to Vector, it is generally agreeable that there is something wrong but what matters most is being able to contribute ones quota to societal machinations geared towards progress and development.

    The “King Kong” rapper who took to his Twitter handle to make the statement also said if something is good support it and continue in your pursuit of greatness.

    “We can all agree that we know there is something wrong but the correction will always involve doing in your own bit to add to the collective doings of the rest. “If you be anything, be am well… no worry about wetin the rest dey do. If e good support am and continue your own.” he wrote.


    2019: Naira Marley tops ‘Most Viewed’ artists list in Nigeria.

    Leader of the Marlian Movement, Naira Marley has been named the most viewed artist on Youtube in Nigeria for the year 2019.

    Youtube recently launched its Music streaming platform and Naira Marley made a surprise appearance at the event.

    During a talk show with him, the host asked how he felt to be the most viewed artist on Youtube in Nigeria, he replied that he felt like a mini legend.

    In addition, Davido, Burna Boy, Kiss Daniel, Teni, Zlatan, Chris Brown, Olamide, Wizkid, Mercy Chinwo also made the list of most viewed artists on Youtube in Nigeria for the year 2019. Chris Brown is the only foreign artist in the list.

    It was also revealed during the launch that 90% of the views of the top 100 most viewed Nigerian based artists came from outside Nigeria. While 70% of views were from outside Africa.


    I erect on my wife every morning to wake her up – Naira Marley

    Rap enigma and controversial singer, Naira Marley, has revealed how he wakes his wife up in the middle of the night with an erection.

    Naira Marley shared on his social media page;

    “I will wake her up with a sexy hard erect@ because that’s better than morning coffee”.

    Naira Marley

    He also called on his loyal fans known as Marlians to join hands and make Nigeria great again. He made the call through his verified Twitter account @Officialnairam1.

    Naira Marley wrote: “Marlians we can make nigeria great again. We believe we can because we have the power to have an effect on the behaviour and character of someone. So help us God.”


    Naira Marley tell guys how to check if your lover has no one else

    Popular Nigerian rapper, Naira Marley has taken his Twitter handle to dish out relationship advice to men.

    The rapper, who recently got verified on Twitter after issuing a three-day ultimatum to the administrators of the micro-blogging platform, revealed how guys would know whether they are the main guy or the side guy with a lady.

    The rapper pointed out that if a lady doesn’t engage in oral sex with a guy, he should know he is the side guy.


    Erigga: Blood Nai De Happen – Govt De Chop Our Money

    Nigerian rapper, Erigga Agarivbie, popularly known as Erigga has decried the level of embezzlement and diversion of state funds which takes place in Nigeria.

    The artiste who is always vocal about the failure of the government to help its citizens, took to Twitter and stated that Nigerians are too quiet for a bunch of people whose leaders are steadily stealing its collective patrimony.

    He said the government keeps taking the peoples money yet the citizens are too scared to speak up.

    The Warri-based rapper made the statement in reaction to a tweet by top Nigerian rapper Yung6ix who asked: “Good morning my people. What’s happening today in your area ?”

    And Erigga replied: “Government de chop our money and we no fit talk blood nai de happen”.


    Update: MI Abaga features in Nolly, Bolly NAMASTE WAHALA

    Popular sensational rapper, M.I Abaga, has made his producing debut in a forthcoming Bollywood/Nollywood collaboration.

    The rapper shared the poster for the movie yesterday and the movie happens to be MI’s first foray into film making as he disclosed that he was one of the associate producers for the forthcoming movie.

    He thanked the likes of Richard Mofe Damijo, the lead actress, Inidima Okojie and others for working with him to create the project which is expected to be released in April. This is a plus plus for the award winning rapper.

    resulted in me being associate producer on this amazing film.. can’t wait for you guys to see it!!!!!! Shout out to @hamishadaryaniahuja our Executive Producercc @RichardMofeDami @IniDimaOkojie @ruslaanmumtaz @officiallyk10 @aneeicha @officialosas”. He wrote.


    20-year-old, Rapper pop smoke killed in home invasion

    He was 20 years old and enjoying the success of his sophomore mixtape, which was released last week.

    Police held a press conference about the home invasion, but did not release the rapper’s name.

    Law enforcement received a call just before 5 a.m. ET (8 a.m. ET) from “someone back East” who reported that one of their friend’s homes was being broken into and that one of the suspects was armed with a handgun, said Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Steve Lurie, commanding officer of the Hollywood area.

    Inside, officers found a man who had been shot. He was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was pronounced dead hours later, the captain said. It’s unclear who owns the house, he said.

    Several people were detained and released. No arrests have been made, and the LAPD’s homicide unit is investigating the incident, Lurie said. There are several witnesses who were being questioned by police Wednesday morning.

    The person who called 911 had been in contact with someone in the house. Between two and six people broke into the home, one of them wearing a mask, according to witnesses, Lurie said.

    In an email, the rapper’s attorney, Peter Frankel, said neither he nor the rapper’s family “are prepared to offer a comment on the events of this morning.”

    Pop Smoke was part of Brooklyn’s drill scene, popularized by Sheff G, who grew up listening to Chicago drill pioneers Chief Keef and G Herbo.

    The rapper had just begun making a name for himself in the summer, with the release of his debut mixtape, “Meet the Woo,” featuring the trap-influenced anthem, “Welcome to the Party.”

    The video for the song has snared more than 24 million views on YouTube, and hip-hop stars Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill dropped remixes.
    “My face, my voice was everywhere, you know what I’m saying?” Pop told i-D magazine in a December interview. “I knew it was gonna be big when I started seeing my face on billboards.”
    The magazine titled its piece, “Is Pop Smoke the new king of New York?” — a title generally reserved for the likes of Nas, Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G.

    The Brooklyn-born rhymesmith had since collaborated with the likes of Quavo, Travis Scott, H.E.R., A Boogie Wit da Hoodie and Chris Brown.

    Speaking to Pop’s rapid ascent in the rap game, his second mixtape, “Meet the Woo 2,” debuted last week at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 album charts. Joining him in the top 10 were Roddy Ricch, Post Malone, Lil Wayne and Billie Eilish.
    Pop’s “Meet the Woo” tour was scheduled to kick off with a sold-out show in Washington, DC on March 2.

    In a 2019 New York Times profile, the artist talked about his life before he found fame in the music industry. His teen years were described as “high-risk, high-reward.”
    “You like nice things, you got to do things to get nice things,” he said. “At 16, I had a 5 Series (BMW).”

    The up-and-coming rapper was mourned on social media by several fellow artists, including Minaj, 50 Cent and Chance the Rapper.

    “The Bible tells us that jealousy is as cruel as the grave,” Minaj wrote in the caption of a photo of the rapper. “Unbelievable. Rest In Peace, Pop.”

    50 Cent wrote: “R.I.P to my man Pop Smoke, No sympathy for winners. God bless him”
    His record label, Republic Records, also offered its condolences on social media.

    Last month, Pop was returning from Europe when he was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on a charge of interstate transport of a stolen vehicle.

    He was accused of transporting a Rolls Royce Wraith across state lines “knowing said motor vehicle to have been stolen,” according to a federal indictment. He pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Brooklyn and was released on $250,000 bail, said John Marzulli, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District.

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    Things Nigerians are begging God for are done by men in other countries – Erigga

    Popular Nigerian rapper, Erigga has taken out time to lament over the situation of things in the country.

    The Warri born rapper who has been in the frontline of media pages recently pointed out that normal government duties are now seen as miracle from God in Nigeria.

    He said that things that are done by government in America and other countries are prayed to God for in Nigeria.

    The “Monkey kill monkey” crooner took to Twitter to reveal this sarcasm.

    He wrote:

    “All the things when we de beg God to do for this country Nigeria , na only government de run am for America and other places!!! Abi I de lie ?”


    Pepenazi propose to girlfriend {Photos}

    The Valentine celebration yesterday turned out big for Pepenazi and his girlfriend Janine, as the Nigerian rapper proposed and got a “YES” from his UK-based lover.

    Pepenazi who shared a loved up photo with his girlfriend on Instagram, wrote;

    I asked the “LOVE OF MY LIFE” to be my WIFE and She said YES ! Forever & a day more ~Janine

    Janine Osbourne who also acknowledged their engagement on Instagram, expressed excitement of becoming the latest “Mrs Kayode” soon.

    She wrote;

    This trip to Lagos came and surprised me in a big way , I said YES ! ~ latest soon to be Mrs Kayode in town


    MTV Base: YCee blast Vic O over rap challenge

    YCee took to Twitter to slam Vic O after he challenged him to a rap battle that caught the attention of MTV Base West Africa.

    It all began when YCee tweeted: “I really need one of y’all favorite rappers to diss me this year … none of all this “YCee is my guy talk” anymore.”

    YCee slams Vic O after he challenged him to a rap battle that caught MTV Base West Africa

    Vic O replied: “If it’s gon’ be live on @MTVBaseAfrica I’m in.. If not nothing…. Coz I’m the biggest fish in the rap game.”

    YCee slams Vic O after he challenged him to a rap battle that caught MTV Base West Africa

    @MTVBaseWest stepped in, writing: “Game on #RapBattle ?????”

    YCee slams Vic O after he challenged him to a rap battle that caught MTV Base West Africa

    A Twitter user replied to say she was looking forward to the rap battle and Vic O said: “But @iam_YCee is afraid of me.”

    YCee slams Vic O after he challenged him to a rap battle that caught MTV Base West Africa

    At this point, YCee replied Vic O, saying: “Them Dey call animal wey get horn, snail Dey come outside ?”

    YCee slams Vic O after he challenged him to a rap battle that caught MTV Base West Africa