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“Apollo” by Fireboy DML becomes the first album by an African act to surpass the 30 million streams milestone on Boomplay

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19 August, 2020 was the day YBNL signed R&B act, Fireboy DML chose to bless his fans with Apollo, his second album in two years, coming off his very impressive album debut titled Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps.

The editor’s note on music streaming platform – Boomplay says about Apollo: “My second studio album, APOLLO, is about evolution, growth, love and the pain that comes with it. My legacy will not be forgotten.” A comment made by Fireboy himself and that has been the outcome of the album right from the onset as it achieves yet another milestone.

The latest milestone achieved by Fireboy and Apollo is yet another testimony showing how grand the album is, Apollo becomes the first album by an African artiste to surpass 30 million streams on Boomplay, sitting comfortably at 30.4 million streams.

Apollo surpass 30 million streams on Boomplay.

In other news relating to Apollo, it is nominated for two awards at the upcoming Headies Award for — Album of the Year and Best Pop Album.

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Twitter acquires newsletter service, Revue

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Twitter has obtained Revue, a Dutch startup that makes it free and simple for anybody to begin and distribute publication pamphlets. This is coming after a bombed endeavor to gain Revue’s opposition Substack.

Twitter has taken huge actions in the course of recent months to gain new businesses as it attempts to grow past its center timetable item.

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As per a blog entry by Twitter VP of Publisher Products, Mike Park and Product Lead, Kayvon Beykpour, “Many set up journalists and distributers have assembled their image on Twitter, gathering a group of people that is ravenous for the following article or point of view they Tweet. We will probably make it simple for them to interface with their supporters, while additionally assisting perusers with bettering find essayists and their substance. We’re envisioning a ton of approaches to do this, from permitting individuals to pursue pamphlets from their most loved follows on Twitter, to new settings for essayists to have discussions with their supporters. It will all work consistently inside Twitter.

They added that Twitter will keep on working Revue as an independent item, with its group staying “zeroed in on improving the manners in which journalists make their bulletins, fabricate their crowd and get paid for their work.”

“Revue will quicken our work to help individuals stay educated about their inclinations while giving a wide range of journalists an approach to adapt their crowd – regardless of whether it’s through the one they worked at a distribution, their site, on Twitter, or somewhere else,” the Twitter heads said.

They likewise said that carrying Revue to Twitter will supercharge this contribution, assisting journalists with developing their paid supporters while additionally boosting them to deliver drawing in and significant substance that drives discussions on Twitter.

Twitter will make Revue’s Pro highlights free for all records and lower the paid bulletin expense to 5%, a serious rate that allows scholars to keep a greater amount of the income created from memberships.

What you should know:

In December, Twitter purchased Squad, a multi-member video talk application, and this month it obtained the social telecom administration, Breaker to make sound discussions for Twitter clients. What’s more, presently, they have added Revue to the assortment of new companies.

Revue was initially established in 2015 in the Netherlands.

Twitter’s procurement of Revue additionally puts it in direct rivalry with Substack, an adversary email pamphlet administration that has been filling in fame as of late.

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CBN disburses N106.96 billion to 27,956 AGSMEIS beneficiaries

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has uncovered that it dispensed a sum of N106.96 billion to 27,956 recipients of Agri-Business Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS).

This data is contained in a new dispatch from the last MPC report of the CBN.

The peak likewise uncovered that it has dispensed an aggregate of N2.0 trillion as at January 2021. Other key payment are;

The payment of N192.64 billion to 426,016 families and private companies under the COVID-19 Targeted Credit Facility (TCF).

The payment of N72.96 billion to the Health Care Support Intervention Facility, straightforwardly affecting around 73 ventures which includes 26 drug projects and 47 medical clinics and medical care administrations projects in the country.

In an offer to help the arrangement of business openings, the pinnacle bank offered monetary help of N3.12 billion to 320 recipients under the Creative Industry Financing Initiatives and N268 million to 395 recipients under the Nigerian Youth Investment Fund.

The zenith bank likewise gave N18.58 billion to the acquirement of 347,853 power perusing meters to Discos, in an offer to help the National Mass Metering Program.

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The Agri-Business/Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme is a Federal Government activity pointed toward supporting endeavors and strategy measures for the advancement of horticultural organizations and little/medium ventures (SMEs) in Nigeria, with the since quite a while ago run objective of accomplishing practical financial turn of events and work age.

With the CBN AGSMEIS Loan, one can access up to N10M at 5% every year without guarantee.

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“Big love to everyone that supported this project” – Burna Boy thanks fans and listeners as ‘Outside’ clocks three years

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One of the defining and career changing moments of Burna Boy, born, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, is the anthem, the single, the phenom — ‘Ye’ — a song off of Outside album, released, 26 January 2018, exactly three years from today and Burna Boy is extremely thankful for the love shown to the album.

Outside album cover art.

On the third year anniversary of Outside, Burna Boy took to his Twitter account to express his gratitude for the love shown towards the project, he wrote: “3 solid years and still doing numbers!! Big love to everyone that supported this project! [Gorilla emoji] #OUTSIDE.”

Outside was the first internationally acclaimed album and project by Burna Boy after some four different projects and the number speaks for itself.

Outside have accumulated over 170 million streams on Spotify alone; was top picked as the best album of 2018 by NE and Pulse Nigeria; peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart (highest for any Nigerian album) and arguably delivered the biggest song of Burna Boy’s still growing career in ‘Ye’. All stats are gotten via @AlbumTalksHQ on Twitter and recently it took a leap in position, jumping to No. 43 on Apple Music NG.

Adding to Ye, Devil in California, Sekkle Down feat. J Hus, Rock Your Body, Heaven’s Gate feat. Lily Allen and more were all hits delivered from the outstanding Outside.

Tracklist for Outside.

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