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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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‘Arya Starr’ debuts at No. 1 on Nigerian Apple Music ‘Top Albums’ chart

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Mavin Records newly signed artiste has taken 2021 by storm with her debut EP — Arya Starr — which in a short amount of time and maybe unexpectedly is already the number on Nigerian Apple Music ‘Top Albums’.

Arya Starr will become the second female since Tems and first of 2021 to top the Apple Music NG album charts; Tems topped the chart with ‘For Broken Ears’ EP. Arya Starr also seems to draw a lot of comparisons to Tems, fans and listeners cite sound, genre of music (and for some, looks) as factors for such comparisons.

Arya Starr dispositions “Made In Lagos” which has been atop the Apple Music charts for Nigerian albums for more three weeks now.

Arya Starr is currently the No. 1 album on Nigerian Apple Music.

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Mavin signed Arya Starr drops debut self-titled EP – Arya Starr

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2021 Mavin Signee, Arya Starr releases her debut EP, named after herself – Arya Starr. The Lagos-based Benin-born singer navigates through 13 minutes of well peroduced tracks with outstanding vocals on topics ranging predominantly on love (on “Sare”, “Ija”, “Memories”) to being personal (on “Ditr”).

The production on Arya Starr are majorly slow-pitched instrumentation — majorly from guitar and keyboard and laced with slow-paced drum beats — made to capture Arya Starr soothing vocals and just enough well wrtitten lyrics.

Arya Starr is composed of 5 songs rooted deep in R&B and Pop with production coming majorly from Louddaaa (on “Away”, “Ditr” and “Memories”) while Dondrey and Don Jazzy works on “Ija” and “Sare” respectively.

The EP ia released under Mavin Records, licenced by Mavin Global Holdings. listen to Arya Starr:

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Wizkid’s “Ginger” and “Essence” hold down the top 2 spot on UK Afrobeat Charts

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Ginger by Wizkid and Burna Boy peaks at the top spot of UK Afrobeat Charts while Essence by Wizkid and Tems moves to the second spot.

Ginger previously peaked at No. 2 while Essence at No. 3 on the charts but it was projected for the collaborative effort between two of Nigeria’s finest exporters of music to eventually become number one someday.

Ginger displaces Yxng Bane featuring D-Block Europe “Cut Me Off” from the No. 1 position, moving two spaces to become this week’s No. 1 song on the UK Afrobeat Charts. Both Ginger and Essence are both featured on Wizkid’s October released ‘Made In Lagos’.

The Top 10 songs on this week’s chart can be seen below:

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