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Laycon wins African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA) Best New Artist award



Olamilekan Agbeleshe who sprung into the limelight for participating and eventually winning the Big Brother Naija ‘Lockdown’ Season 5 received the nod for Best New Artist at the African Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA) which held virtually live through their YouTube channel.

Laycon earlier this year dropped his debut EP “Who Is Laycon?” and thanks to the BBNaija show, it got massive airplays among fans who like to be associated by the collective term – Icons.

Laycon on leaving the BBNaija house immediately went back to giving fans hits with his “Nobody” (Icon remix) and the video to fan-favorite “HipHop”. All these have been ascertained worthy enough for Laycon to be the bearer and receiver of the Best New Artist for this year’s edition of the AEAUSA.

Other Nigerian winners at the AEAUSA are Yemi Alade who scooped the plaque for the Best Female Artist — Central/West Africa and Burna Boy winning Best Music Video for his “Anybody” single.

For the full list of winners, check the photo below:

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Ex-gang member wins teacher of the year award



Darrion Cockrell, Ex-gangster named teacher of the year .

A previous gangster has demonstrated that individuals can accomplish their dreams regardless of their terrible past .

Darrion Cockrell turned into an educator regardless of being a previous gangster and proceeded to win the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year grant .

Darrion joined the group when he was 10 however he had his life pivoted when he was taken in by a football trainer and his wife.

In a report by Lad Bible, Darrion Cockrell said he joined the Six-deuce-87 Kitchen Crip gangster at 10 years old.

The actual training instructor at Crestwood Elementary, St. Louis, made the exposure in his acknowledgment discourse for the honor.

Cockrell, whose mother was a junkie and whose father was killed when he was four, said he had an inclination that he was brought into the world just to fail while growing up.

His life started to have meaning when he was taken in by a football trainer and his wife who sent him to another school.

In his words:

“My new teachers truly cared. They pushed me and my family. They supported us immensely. Those experiences and connections changed my

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Burna Boy and Wizkid win MOBO Awards



Damini Ogulu and Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Burna Boy and Wizkid respectively put Africa on the map with their wins at the 2020 Music Of Black Origin — MOBO Awards, winning the Best International Act and Best African Act respectively.

Burna Boy had to waive off competition from 6-god himself – Drake, Koffee, Lil Baby, Hot Girl Meg – Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R and others to snatch the trophy and bring it home for the Best International Act category.

Wizkid won the Best African Act award which ironically had Burna Boy was also nominated for (but did not win) and had competition from Nigerian songstress – Tiwa Savage, Rema, “Jerusalema” crooner and South African superstar – Master KG, Ghana’s Stonebwoy, Nigerian Pop star – Davido, UK-based African group – NSG (but won Video of the Year for their beautifully shot “Lupita” single) and others top artistes from African soil to clinch the award.

Other non-award winning African act who performed live at the MOBO Awards stage are: Tiwa Savage who produced an outstanding performance to her fiercely political demanding “Koroba” song.

Davido and Mayorkun performing their smash hit “The Best” from ‘A Better Time’ album; NSG (Nigerian and Ghanian boy group) and a host of other African acts. DJ Cuppy was present to announce Wizkid’s award.

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