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I came into music industry straight from a UK prison – Singer Burna Boy

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Grammy award winning Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has revealed that he came into the music industry straight from a UK prison.

Burna Boy from UK prison

He disclosed this via his Twitter page on September 7th, 2022.

He tweeted, “I came into the music industry straight from Chelmsford HMP. I had no idea I would even live this long.

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“So when people talk about me now, it’s all just funny. Of course, I would perform with my injured leg, or even no legs or arms.

“Nigeria really doesn’t know me. I don’t care to be the biggest Nigerian artist. I’m just happy I can do what I love and take care of my people from it.

“If you knew just half of the shit I used to do for money, risking my freedom daily, you would be way happier for me.”

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For the first time, Burna Boy admitted he went to UK prison, Chelmsford HMP which is a prison and young offender institution (YOI) in Chelmsford, Essex for men aged 18 and over.

Reports dating back to 2013 had it that Burna Boy stabbed someone to death in London.

According to him, he had no idea he is going to live long on earth. Then, eleven months later he was released from prison on the grounds of good behaviour.

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Afterwards, he travelled bag to Nigeria and got signed into Aristokrat Records.

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I worked as tout after I ran away from home – Singer Oxlade

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Nigerian singer Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, better known as Oxlade, has revealed that he once worked as a tout after he ran away from home to pursue his music career.

According to him, he sold bus tickets—a job of motor park touts, popularly called “agbero.”

In a recent interview, the music star disclosed that he had to leave home because his lecturer dad didn’t initially support his decision to be a musician.

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He said: “Honestly, he [my dad] was indifferent at first. But my stubbornness and consistency paid off [laughs].

“I ran away from the house at some point in my life to pursue music personally. And I had to do all sorts of stuff to survive. Selling bus tickets and selling foods at parties.”

Stressing that he is from the ‘streets of Surulere’ in Lagos, he avowed that “if you can survive in Surulere, you can survive anywhere.”

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He added that the experience he had in the ghetto helped him make better decisions.

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Credit: Daily Post

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Actor Itele D Icon shares adorable photos of his daughter as she clocks 1

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Nigerian actor, Itele D Icon has taken to social media to celebrate his daughter’s first birthday, today, April 25th.

The movie star took to his Instagram page and shared adorable photos of his daughter, Ajeromola whom he described as his princess.

Sharing the photos, he wrote, “Time flies so fast! Just a year ago, we were celebrating your birth, now we are all braced up to celebrate your first birthday. In just a year

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AJEROMOLA, a k a IYALAJE OF EGBA LAND😀

You have given us countless reasons to be proud and happy.

May you forever be smiling, laughing, and showering joy everywhere. Happy first birthday to my adorable princess”

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Recall that Itele D Icon welcomed a bouncing baby girl with his girlfriend, Olayiwola Aminat Omowunmi on the 25th of April, 2022.

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Singer Simi celebrates her 35th birthday in style

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Nigerian singer, Simisola Bolatito Kosoko, popularly known as Simi is celebrating her 35th birthday today.

The mother of one took to her Instagram page where she shared adorable photos of herself to mark her birthday.

Taking to her Instagram page, Simi wrote, “35 and fine. Happy birthday to the realest person I know. I type this tipsy as hell and surrounded by my most loved. If God don’t love me most, I don’t know who 💗.”

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