The DAVIDO takeover continues as the Nigerian Pop star bagged the award for ‘Best African Act‘ at the 2014 BET Awards that took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. He beat Tiwa Savage, South Africa’s Mafikizolo, Ghana’s Sarkodie, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz and Togo’s Toofan to win the 2014 BET Awards Best African Act! Earlier in June, the ‘Skelewu’ singer also won the ‘Best African Act’ award at the MTV Africa Music Awards.
Recently, Forbes, a leading source for financial information, in conjunction with Channel O, a music channel, reportedly released a rating list of 2013 Top 10 Most Bankable/Richest Musicians in Africa, with Nigerian artistes clinching seven spots.
Forbes used factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, influence, etc, to compile its list.
In the last six months, a number of exotic car dealers have smiled to the bank; making millions of naira as some celebrities changed their status by acquiring luxury automobiles.
While things are currently falling in pleasant places for most of our superstars, it is somewhat advisable that they should invest more in assets than liabilities; without ruling out the need to reward one’s effort as occasion demands.
Behind the highly visible world of artists and performers who touch people’s lives are less visible record label owners who invest their time and money in discovering, nurturing and promoting artistic talents.
The roles record companies play in music business is so crucial that no other parties in the music industry take such responsibilities and risks for supporting artistes –seeking the benefits of shared success and also accepting the financial consequences of failure.
The number of private jets being acquired by Nigerians –oil magnates, business moguls and pastors – in the last five years has grown exponentially from about 20 jets in 2007 to the current level of more than 150 jets, making Nigeria and China rank as the fastest growing private jet markets in the world.
Stand-up comedy is a big talent business around the world today because laughter is therapeutic. Medical science has proven that amusement can be a source of healing to a depressed heart. Laughter reduces pain, increases job performance, connects people emotionally, and improves the flow of oxygen to the heart and brain.