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Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman’s final tweet becomes Twitter most liked post ever

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The final tweet posted to Chadwick Boseman’s Twitter account by his family to announce his death, has broken Twitter record.

Chadwick Boseman's final tweet

The tweet has now become the most-liked post in Twitter history with over seven million likes as at the time of filing this report, surpassing Barack Obama‘s 2017 tweet (four million likes) that quoted Nelson Mandela. 

Chadwick Boseman's final tweet

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,” the tweet reads.

In a public statement, Twitter made the announcement on Saturday.

Twitter wrote,

“fans are coming together on Twitter to celebrate the life of Chadwick Boseman, and the tweet sent from his account is now the most-liked tweet of all time on Twitter.

“Twitter also reinstated the “Black Panther” hashtag emoji in the wake of the star’s death.

“Fans are also working to organize ‘Black Panther’ Twitter watch parties using #BlackPanther and #WakandaForever, so Twitter has turned the original #BlackPanther emoji back on so fans can watch and talk about his legacy together,”.

Recall that the American actor, best known for playing Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhero franchise died on Friday, August 28, after a four-year battle with colon cancer. The 43-year-old died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side.

The social media company confirmed the accolade on its own account, with the caption: “Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever.”

Twitter also brought back the “Black Panther” hashtag emoji in honor of the late actor.

See the tweets below,

Chadwick Aaron Boseman was an American actor and producer. He was famous for his role as ‘King of Wakanda’ in the ‘Black Panther Movie’, he’s also known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get on Up and Thurgood

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Elton John is the greatest songwriter—Fireboy DML

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Award-winning English singer, songwriter, pianist and one of the best selling artists of all-time, Elton John has been tagged “the greatest songwriter” by Nigerian new-school face of R&B—Fireboy DML.

Fireboy played the over/under game with Pitchfork where guests are told to rate certain objects, things, persons and whatnot whether they are overrated or underrated. On his episode, the first to be rated turns out to be Sir Elton John on which Fireboy’s opinion was solicited, he replied: “Elton John is like the greatest songwriter to me. He’s a legend [laughs]. I don’t think he should be under that tag [of being overrated or underrated]. Let’s just leave him up there on that pedestal.”

Fireboy DML whose latest “Peru” release has fastly gone up the charts goes further to give his verdicts regarding ‘tiny spoons’, ‘love letters’, ‘sad songs’, ‘sunglasses’; even calling saxophones overrated because “there are so many more instruments that convey emotions better than saxophones.” Watch the full video below:

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“Meaningful and conscious songs are missing today in the music industry”—African China

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Nigerian music veteran, African China, famous for tackling the government with his music like in the case of the evergreen “Mr President” and making situational love songs e.g “If You Love Somebody” says the lyricism that comes with the finely produced songs in today’s Nigerian music sector has gone down the drain. Saying he is “disappointed” with how artistes of today approach the lyrical aspect of their music. This he told The Guardian (Nigeria) in an interview.

African China (real name—Chinagorom Onuoha) was asked “What do you think about the music of today?” with regards to the Nigerian music industry, he answered: “I won’t say that I’m sad; I am only disappointed.” he begins with, reckoning “It is either the artistes don’t understand what they are singing or they don’t care about what they serve the public.” Although he gave nod to “Chike and a few others” for taking it upon themselves to produce good music with solid lyrical content. African China even admitted he does not allow his kids listen to the mainstream music from Nigeria because “they are not relevant.”

Meaningful and conscious songs are missing today in the music industry.” African China emphasize while admonishing artistes of this generation to make music with a view of the future as their future kids will definitely listen, beckoning on artistes to improve in their lyricism just like the production has gone up a notch.

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You can’t box me in, I’m versatile—Blaqbonez says about his music

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Emeka Akumefule, known as Blaqbonez was the guest on Nancy Isime’s Trending show which airs on HipTV. On the daily entertainment show, he speaks about his career path and the kind of music he makes.

When asked what his music entails, the rapper and singer answered: “I pride myself in being versatile, every time I come out [with a new song], I try to make sure it’s different from the last thing.” Blaqbonez says while citing Drake as his biggest inspiration in the music industry worldwide.

Nancy Isime went further to ask Blaqbonez what his thoughts are about being labelled the “touch bearer of rap in Nigeria” to which he gave the reply: “I honestly I’m not trying to get boxed in, so anytime there’s any rap conversations, I don’t care about that. . . I’m versatile.” Blaqbonez goes further to say the era of championing himself as the “Best Rapper in Africa” or BRIA (for short) is over, that he only went with the vibe because of the response he got from saying those words in one of his songs and since people cared much about what he had to say, he used the BRIA tag to his advantage, taking his music to the mainstream forefront; even testifying to the fact that many rappers call themselves ‘the best’ on their songs but no one really pays attention.

You can catch up with the interview where Blaqbonez said this and more here:

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