Afropop superstar, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has won SoulTrain’s Ashford and Simpson Songwriters’ award.
Nigeria News Agency reports that he won the award at the 2019 ceremony held on Sunday in Las Vegas.
The ‘Ojuelegba’ singer earned the award for his collaboration with Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter and SaiNt Jhn on the sensational song of Beyonce’s ‘Lion Heart: The Gift’ album.
Wizkid shares the award with other credited songwriters including, Beyoncé Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant and Shawn Carter.
Others are Stacy BartheAnathi Mnyango, Michael Uzowuru, Ayodeji Balogun and Richard Isong.
NAN reports that this was the third time Wizkid had made the nominees’ list for the prestigious award.
He was nominated for Best Dance Performance in 2017 for his song ‘Come Closer’ and in 2016 for the Rhythm and Bars category for his song ‘One Dance.
Edited by Ese E. Ekama
Magic of Unseen: TECNO Mobile Brings Wizkid and Guinness World Record
Title to Africa’s first online launch
Last night, TECNO (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) released its new camera phone, CAMON 15 series through an online launch event, which became a milestone event in the smartphone industry as the first online product launch in Africa. The online launch themed “Magic of Unseen” was not long, but the content was extremely rich: TECNO CAMON 15 unveiling its SONY camera and the trademarked TAIVOS™ technology, official spokesman Wizkid appearance, Largest flip book with Guinness World Records ™ Title, and much more.
As Nigeria’s most famous performer and a global icon in music, Wizkid arguably is a recognized pop culture sensation. Wizkid’s success runs side-by-side with the emergence of Nigeria’s mobile entertainment market. Stories like Wizkid’s, illuminate the possibilities that are offered to both producers and consumers with the development of digital entertainment media and technologies, not to mention that this time, the commercial cooperation was supported by a production team from Hollywood.
As one of the many loyal users and a fan of TECNO Mobile, Wizkid raised a lot of valuable questions about TENCO and its CAMON 15. He shared a lot of valuable tips on how to take great photos with TECNO CAMON 15 while striking a pose on the event. One big surprise during the event was that TECNO also brought a 1:1 Wizkid portrait poster photographed by TECNO CAMON 15 Premier, which was stunningly crystal-clear even scaled up to almost two meters in height. Thanks to the product’s brilliant high definition, armed with a SONY camera, and 8x zoom every detail was perfectly captured and vividly displayed.
Seeing Wizkid in person may be a one-time-only opportunity at the event, but those who made it to TECNO CAMON 15 launch were able to hold onto a souvenir that Guinness World Records has acknowledged as one-of-a-kind as well: TECNO announced that a flip book with 2.2m x 2.2m wide printed pictures taken by TECNO CAMON 15 Premier has broken Largest flip book with Guinness World Record Title.
What sets it apart is its scale and its animation. At almost 5 square meters, it’s a collection of the biggest collection of super-clear images ever assembled. TECNO CAMON 15 Premier has done this great work by its high 64MP SONY camera.
As a pioneer in the smartphone industry, TECNO Mobile is always committed to bringing the latest technologies and the cutting-edge smartphone to its global users. The first online product launch is undoubtedly another new breakthrough of what TECNO Mobile brings to us. The event was absolutely bursting with exciting new technologies and applications, it’s a hands-on taste of what you could achieve with a smartphone camera, powerful imaging hardware, and a device designed to deliver unprecedented performance for mobile photography fans.
Rumors leaked! Mysterious “gift” from Wizkid will be given away during TECNO CAMON 15’s online launch!
It is getting closer and closer to the TECNO CAMON 15 series (www.Tecno-Mobile.com) online launch day, and more information has been leaked. Many subscribers have even received a phone invitation from Wizkid himself! We heard that Wizkid will attend the unprecedented online launch, and there will be surprise gifts offered by Wizkid. Sound exciting? There are numerous reasons that you should check out the CAMON 15 online launch–here are four of the most compelling ones!
It’s the first-ever smartphone online launch in Africa
History is being made! The online launch of a smartphone is unprecedented in Africa, and TECNO proudly presents its new smartphone CAMON 15 as a pioneer in the industry. It’s not only an excellent opportunity for TECNO to communicate with the audience directly, but it also means that the Internet in Africa is coming to a new phase. It is a great pleasure and honor to see the latest technology progress in the 2020s.
Music fans– Wizkid will be there waiting for you
One of the most popular idols from Nigeria, whose music has accumulated over 128 million views on YouTube, the talented singer and songwriter Wizkid is also a fan of TECNO smartphones!
Wizkid will apparently be present at the online launch and will be giving away gifts to some lucky viewers. Are you wondering about the collaboration between Wizkid and the TECNO CAMON 15? We will learn more soon!
During the launch event, TECNO will introduce the new technology featured on its phone
As a high-tech company, TECNO strives to constantly lead the frontier of the smartphone industry. Featured the top-quality camera on the market in CAMON 15, the company utilized the latest technology innovations such as a SONY chip 64 megapixels, and TAIVOS™ (TECNO AI Vision Optimization) in their product to increase the camera’s performance. The CAMON 15 specializes in night-time photography; the strong computational support reduces the noise in the image in low light environments, increasing the photo quality significantly. The SONY camera is also able to detect minute details from 30 meters away, it enhances the image definition and keeps a refined vision even after zooming in for 8 times. No matter whether you are a technology geek or have a casual interest in smartphone technology, you will learn a lot from the online launch because TECNO will give you a full presentation on their newest and most cutting-edge technology.
You will have access to all the information you need before you buy your next smartphone
Think about buying a new smartphone but are overwhelmed by the many choices on the market? Find it hard to decide? We understand your struggle. In order to make good purchasing decisions, you need to make informed purchasing decisions, and that’s part of why watching the online launch will be so interesting for you! Simply stay at home and watch it on Channels Television and Startimes Zone, it is so easy to make it! The more information you get, the more you understand the product and what to expect from it. You will also get to understand the CAMON 15 in every regard. Don’t miss the chance to make a smart choice!
TECNO has made a truly big move this time. Don’t miss the great show, — see you April 2nd on Channels Television and Startimes Zone!
Breaking: Africa’s first Online Product Launch is coming with TECNO CAMON 15 series’ launch with Wizkid on TECNO’s Facebook & DSTV on April 2nd during “golden-time”
Recently, TECNO (https://www.TECNO-Mobile.com) announced that it will hold its product launch through TV broadcast on April 2nd to unveil its camera phone- the TECNO CAMON 15 series on DSTV golden time — 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. It will be streamed live online on TECNO’s Facebook and will include a generous giveaway for TECNO fans. This online product launch will be the first-ever online smartphone launch in African history, which is not only a big breakthrough in the smartphone industry, but also shows that Internet development in Africa has stepped into a new phase. Here are some key facts.
What is this rumored phone? What exactly the magical functions that make this phone stand out? What are the most highly anticipated features that we should watch out for? Keep reading to find out!
Powered by SONY Camera
Like the previous TECNO CAMON series, the new TECNO CAMON 15 series carry forward the legacy of superior photography performance. It has enhanced sensitivity and definition by installing the Sony camera chip which is the top-rated in smartphone industry. Compared to most of the chips used in the smartphone cameras, the Sony camera chip can detect more refined details and produce an extraordinary level of quality the images it captures. With the chip’s incredible sensitivity, photos can still maintain precise details after being zoomed in even 8 times. The quality of photos will be very high, even from a long distance!
Trademarked TAIVOS™ technology for Ultra-Clear Night shots
As a high-tech company, TECNO broke new technological ground by to creating TAIVOS™ (TECNO artificial intelligence vision optimization solution) to bring you genuinely ultra-clear night shots. The Ultra Night Lens allows for better edge correction and multi-frame noise reduction, producing cleaner and clearer night shots. By reducing overexposure to reveal the night scenes, brightness and the dynamic range are both improved. Night owls, this will be your best friend!
Ultra-clear picture with 64 Megapixels
Equipped with 64 Megapixels, CAMON 15 makes even the tiniest details clearly visible from 30 meters away. In the current market, most cameras utilize 48 MP cameras to process sensory data. However, TECNO CAMON 15 has the 64MP SONY camera as its computational support. It can reduce visual noise after zooming in on subjects, and less noise means a clearer vision! According to some reports in global technology media sources, higher concentration of pixel is one of the most crucial smartphone technology innovations in the 2020s. The higher pixel count will significantly increase the photo quality and your visual experience, so get prepared and catch up with the times!
These currently leaked features are just the tip of the iceberg, there are more hi-tech innovations featured in the CAMON 15 series that worth discovering. Follow the smartphone’s online launch on April 2nd, 2020 on DSTV to learn more about this unprecedented smartphone. Don't forget to put this on your calendar and invite your friends to watch together! Learn more about what exactly TECNO is offering and test your luck to see if you can be one of the lucky winners of the giveaway!
APC wins all 16 Chairmanship seats in Ekiti council poll
Ekiti State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) on Sunday declared the candidates of the All Progressives Congress winners of all the 16 Chairmanship seats in the local government election conducted on Saturday .
Results of the 177 Councillorship seats were, however, still being awaited as at the time of filing this report.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that Chairman of the commission ,Justice Jide Aladejana, had declared the results in Ado Ekiti.
Aladejana said contrary to reports, no death was recorded at any polling booth on Saturday.
” Nobody was killed at Ward 7 Unit 006 in Ikere on Saturday . Nobody was shot, though we heard that someone came violently and made away with unused ballot papers
” Even in the whole unit, there were just 280 registered voters and this does not in any way vitiate the outcome,” he said.
Describing the election as peaceful , Aladejana commended the security agencies in the state for ensuring that no one was intimidated during the poll.
NAN reports that a total of 14 political parties participated in the election , including the APC and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
Meanwhile, the PDP in the state has rejected the outcome of the poll as announced by EKSIEC, describing it as concorted and unacceptable.
Reacting to the results on Sunday, the Chairman of PDP in the state, Chief Gboyega Oguntuase, said PDP might head for the court.
” From what we heard all over the state, the election was riddled with violence in most places, especially in Ikere Ekiti where one person was reportedky killed and about four others sustained injuries,” he said.
(Edited by: Mufutau Ojo)