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“Baby Shark Dance” Becomes the Most Watched Video on YouTube

With over 7.08B views, the music video sits as the most watched on video streaming platform, YouTube

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Video streaming platform, YouTube, most watched and streamed video as once again been dethroned by the children’s melodic sensation – “Baby Shark Dance”.

Holding the previous record for most watched video was the 2016 megahit, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee which has amassed over 7.04 billion views; standing in third pole for YouTube’s most watched video will be the tribute for late Fast & Furious star, Paul Walker, “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth with over 4.8 billion views.

The music video for “Baby Shark Dance” as at the time of writing this article gained over 7.08 billion views, that’s at least 0.4 million views than it’s predecessor.

The pop culture impact of “Baby Shark Dance” goes beyond the original song being a catchy, very colourful and melodic anthem created for children below 5 years of age; it has since grown to generate song covers by various artistes, media companies, sports teams and many more.

The 2:16 minutes long video sits among the prestigious class of videos to have 1 billion views on YouTube, a window that was open by PSY’s “Gangnam Style” eight years ago.

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Drake delays ‘Certified Lover Boy’ release date

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The Boy, Drizzy Drake has come to confirm his January set release date for his sixth studio-album — ‘Certified Lover Boy’ (CLB) — is being pushed till further notice.

Official statement released by Drake via his IG Stories says: “I was planning to release my album but between surgery and rehab my energy has been dedicated to rehab.”

He further clarifies his stance on dropping CLB this year, “I’m looking forward to sharing it with you all in 2021.”

Drake who had a surgery on his knee late October 2020, has been seen keeping himself busy with studio time and vacation on a Carribean Island in December was expected to drop CLB album in January 2021 as he disclosed on the ending black screen of his last music video – “Cry Now, Laugh Later” but with recent developments, fans would have to wait longer than expected.

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“We need a full national 24 hours lockdown on Valentine’s Day” — Timini Egbuson

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Nigerian actor and recipient of the “Best Actor in a Drama” award at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA), the 7th edition — Timini Egbuson pleads with the government to impose a full-day lockdown on February 14, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day.

Timini, who is mostly type-cast for the bad boy and ladies man role in his movies, wrote on his official Twitter page: “We need a full national 24 hours lockdown on Valentine’s Day.”

Lately the trend setting the tone for online relationships and the PDA that comes with it has the tag – “His View / My View” and vice versa, so it is only expected that February 14, known as a public holiday for lovers to showcase affection for eachother will only bring more of such trends and the drama that comes with but according to Timini, he feels there is no need for such as he asks for a 24-hour lockdown on Valentine’s Day.

Although not giving apt reasons for such demands, Timini ended the tweet with the words: “This thing don dey spread too much.” probably alluding to the widespread of Covid-19 or what I will tag ‘The Lover’s Syndrome’ which basically gave birth to the aforementioned trend.

Many quite agree with Timini and his stance as can be seen in the following replies:

While some question his motive behind such demands and why he insists it must be on Valentine’s Day, others, especially female fans are fully against his wish, stating he his just trying to block them from receiving their usual gifts on Valentine’s Day and getting cozzy with their lovers.

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Laycon stars on DJ Jimmy Jatt ‘Jimmy Jumpoff’ with stellar rap performance

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Nigerian rapper and 2020 Big Brother Naija winner – Laycon – is the guest act on this year’s edition of legendary DJ, Jimmy Jatt on his annual show — Jimmy Jumpoff and he did come with the heat, spitting bars and rapping on topical issues to capture his fans and listeners attention.

Laycon who freestyled over “No Stress” instrumentals produced by P2J for Wizkid, off the rip reminded listeners of his main focus right now which his music and his BBN experience.

He also chose to speak against online bullying in his Jimmy Jumpoff freestyle, he raps: “You will never find me trying to bring people down because I’m on top of my sh-t” he says on one verse, “We can’t use keyboard for likes and retweet to make people feel bad, because people take life, let’s be real my guy, let this give you life, you’re death too to a lot of people, you take [their] life” he raps on another, he continues “That’s why you see a lot of RIP post” he concludes.

Reflecting on the October 20, 2020 Lekki massacre and the ill of Nigerian government, Laycon pictures: “The dead is resting like [the] government, the government is sleeping ’cause, I’m riding through the Toll Gate for free, then I think, took a lot of gunshots for that to happen.”

Thanking God on his journey thus far, Laycon says: “I told you that my life is like a movie and God is the real star, me, I’m just a co-star. My life is like a ruby and God is the real treasure, I’m just the real pressure.”

You can catch Laycon’s stellar rap performance on DJ Jimmy Jatt Jimmy Jumpoff below:

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