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    Dec 30, 2016
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    The top trending stories in Nigeria for 2016 features from January down to December, Rahama Sadau kicked out of Kannywood, Baby Mama Dramas, Blackface calling out Tuface and a confused set of Wizkid fans wondering what he said in his feature in One Dance with Drake.

     By Nebianet Usaini

    Olamide and Don Jazzy Saga -January
    The year kicked off with an unexpected rift between Mavins boss Don Jazzy and YBNL boss Olamide at the Headies when Lil Kesh (of YBNL) lost the Next Rated Artist to Reekado Banks (of Mavins). That beef was eventually quashed by Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote.

    Davido in Baby Mama Drama
    Sophia Momodu and her family reportedly filed a petition against Davido for alleged child trafficking.

    Gbemi O, Toolz and the Olumofin brothers

    Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi called out a pair of brothers for crashing society weddings and other events. However, Dokun “Dk” Olumofin, brother of the popular Joro “Dokta Mofin” Olumofin has responded with several profanity-filled Instagram posts.

    Adele Sing Spice Girls, Nicki Minaj in 'Carpool Karaoke' - January
    Singer joins 'Late Late Show' host James Corden for an amusing, tuneful journey through London

    Bread Seller turned Model Olajumoke Orisaguna after she Photo bombed  Pop Star- February


    “Who is she? Every one has been asking if this lady is a model… It was just perfect coincidence,” wrote Bello on Instagram. The search was on. 27-year-old Olajumoke Orisaguna, mother of two, was eventually found, but the story doesn’t end there. With Bello’s help, she scored a modeling contract.

    Beyoncé and Bruno Mars Steal the Spotlight in Spectacular Super Bowl Halftime Show - Febuary
    Oh, right, and Coldplay performed, too.

    Blackface threatens to drag 2face to court for stealing his song- Febuary
    In a series of tweets, the musician lashed out at 2Face and his manager, Efe Omorogbe, accusing them of stealing his intellectual property.  He has subsequently threatened to take them to court. "Since you decided to hide you know I still let you know a piece of my mind @official2baba and well (sic) meet in court about my publishing," he said in one of the tweets. 

    Why we broke up – Peter of P-Square -March
    “Four years ago, I told Jude (P-Square’s elder brother and manager) he needs to step down as our manager, because I didn’t ‎want to disrespect him as a brother, but this is business, (and) we have to structure it. And Jude said to me that there’s a way I (should) talk to him, (he threatened to) slap me. So I kept quiet.”


    Nigerian singer, Nomoreloss, is dead- March
    It has been revealed that Nomoreloss died after a short battle with pneumonia. He leaves behind his beautiful daughter, Motunrayo Oshinuga.

    UK Court Dissolves Chris and Anita Oyakhilome's Marriage 
    Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, founder of Believers' Loveworld Incoporated, aka Christ Embassy, has got an official separation from his wife of many years, Anita Oyakhilome. 

    Twitter Nigeria React To Wizkid’s Feature On Drake’s New Single – One Dance- April
    After listening to the song a lot of Nigerians were not impressed with the Wizkid feature as we could barely hear Wizkid utter a word in the song. 

    Tiwa Savage addresses ALL the Drama in an Interview – April
    Tiwa Savage's husband and former manager Tunji 'Tee Billz' Balogun has sent disturbing messages about his marriage on Instagram. The first message he sent this morning was directed at Tiwa Savage.

    Wizkid, Linda Ikeji in dirty social media war - April 
    Blogger, Linda Ikeji and Afrobeat musician Wizkid  kept the social media abuzz with their war.

    Death of Congolese musician Papa Wemba
    Papa Wemba, Congo music star, dies after stage collapse. The influential Congolese musician Papa Wemba has died aged 66 after collapsing during a concert

    Omawumi walks out of interview after questions on smoking- May
    The interviewer  asked how Omawumi keeps her alleged smoking and drinking habit away from her children. 

    David Cameron calls Nigeria 'fantastically corrupt'  - May
    Sky news: Is Nigeria fantastically corrupt? Buhari: “Yes”
    The president also stated that he would not demand any apology from Camerom from making the comment, saying that he was more interested in the repatriation of stolen assets by Nigerians stashed abroad including the United Kingdom, saying “I need something tangible”.

    Lady claims she's pregnant for Burna Boy- May
    Uju Stella on instagram  said she's pregnant for music star Burna Boy and shared baby bump photo . She went on his instagram page and started making allegations that he threatened her over the phone.

    OJB Jezreel is dead 
    Babatunde Okungbowa, a.k.a. OJB Jezreel died on Monday, June 13, following a total failure of his kidney transplant.

    Toyin Aimakhu visits Mayowa & Popularizes the #SaveMayowa Campaign –June

    28-yr-old Mayowa, a graduate of University of Lagos and an HB SS patient was diagnosed with bilateral Ovarian Mass Carcinoma, as stated in a diagnosis result sheet from the Reddington Hospital. A fund raising initiative to save Mayowa’s life recently took the centre stage on social media and about N32m ($100,000 dollars) was said to have been raised so far by gofundme.com online platform in order to ensure the treatment of the poor cancer patient.

    The movie industry lost veteran actress, Bukky Ajayi  
    Legendary actress, Bukky Ajayi dies at 82, buried amid tears. The Nigerian entertainment industry has once again lost one of its rare gems, Zainab Bukky Ajayi, who blessed the world with her inimitable acting talent.

    Congolese Singer Koffi Olomide Caught 'Kicking Woman' in Kenya- July
    Superstar, Koffi Olomide was caught on camera in a video that seems to suggest that he was kicking a woman in an airport in Kenya.

    Funke Akindele remarries, now Mrs JJC - Aug 


    Funke Akindele aka Jenifa, has remarried... however, confirmed that it was also a surprise for to her because JJC kept the plans quiet.


    Patoranking reportedly held at Uganda airport- Aug
    Reports were that the reggae dance-hall singer was detained for over 7 hours yesterday at the Entebbe International Airport in Kampala Road for failing to follow the check in rules.

    Falz and Simi look gorgeous in latest 'pre-wedding' photos - October
    Singers, Falz and Simi have been confusing the internet with photos from their upcoming joint EP that fans have been calling pre-wedding photos.

    Meet Ghanaian Boy Who Became A Meme Sensation

    Ghanaian artist Solomon Adufah shared the picture of Jake Amo on Instagram as part of the artist's 'homeland series' where he travels to various African countries to help underprivileged children in local communities, providing them with resources and teaching creative studies workshops.

    When Rahama Sadau was expelled from Kannywood -October

    Sadau was expelled for featuring in a romantic musical video by Jos born singer, ClassiQ.


    Melanin Goddess Khoudia Diop Is #BreakingTheInternet  - November
    Khoudia says that she wants "to inspire other young women of color and empower them. I want them to know that they can do and be anything they dream of." She also believes that there should be more diversity on runways. We can't wait to see what becomes of this promising model's career.

    TOKE MAKINWA: ON BECOMING- December
    Media Personality and Vlogger, Toke Makinwa’s sensational memoir, ”On Becoming”, was top on Google search the week she released her book.


    Wizkid Snubs Eva Alordiah's Fiance At Headies 2016 - December
    Nigerian musician Wizkid got tongues wagging at the 2016 Headies Awards after he appeared to have snubbed a hug from Caesar, Eva Alordiah's fiancé.


    Big Brother Africa No Show Again This Year, Big Brother Nigeria Announced
    The Big Brother Naija (BBN) will return in January 2017, according to John Ugbe, the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria.
    Ugbe said that the return of the reality show was based on popular demand by people who wanted it back. 

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