are dominating the headlines due to the ongoing robbery case. But the
connection between both stars didn’t start with this issue. It began in
cameras that Lagos afforded, the city of Port Harcourt hosted both stars
at the start of their careers. Burna Boy and Mr 2kay share affiliations
that run deeper than the music industry in Lagos. Port Harcourt was
once the home of these stars where they made music and enjoyed relative
success as musicians.
2kay was a bigger artist. An indigene born David Abiye, Mr 2kay’s roots
run deep into the ghetto of Port Harcourt. You know how Lagos artists
such as Olamide and Reminisce keep screaming that they are from the
‘streets’? Well, 2kay is from the street too.
grew up with his single mother and the family survived by hawking food
with the young Mr 2kay also assisting his mum. While hawking he
accidentally discovered his singing talent, as he could create songs
based on whatever product he had balanced on his head. His customers
encouraged him, recognising him for his talent.
his elementary and secondary school education, Mr 2kay left Bonny
Island with the aim of gaining admission into the University of Port
Harcourt. He eventually got admitted to study Visual Arts at the
University of Port Harcourt but soon dropped out due to lack of funding.
dropping out, he returned to his native Bonny Island where he hustled
as a construction worker to raise more funds. He was later signed to
Grafton Entertainment, owned by businessman, Tonye Ibiama,
who came to his rescue in 2010. He dropped his debut album, ‘Waterside
Boy’ in 2012 which was highly acclaimed in the Niger Delta.
Burna Boy, (Damini Ogulu) things were different. Burna Boy returned to
Port Harcourt in 2011 after fleeing the UK. While in the UK back in
2010, Burna Boy was arrested by London Police for allegedly being part
of a gang and stabbing someone to death. He was tried as a minor and
sent to jail.
released and given two months parole plus community service on the
grounds of being of ‘good behaviour’. But Burna is said to have
disobeyed authorities and travelled back to Nigeria where he signed a
record deal with Aristokrat Records. He later travelled back to the UK
but was arrested at the airport and deported to Nigeria.
Boy existed in a city where Mr 2kay dominated as a bigger artist. 2kay
was a son of the city who made music based on the trending sounds. Burna
was an alternative artist, with a different sound that attracted people
due to its novelty. While Burna was still a struggling artist in the
city, Mr 2kay had already captured regional attention, with his hit song
‘Waterside Boy,’ launching him to relevance. The single
inspired an album in 2012. Burna Boy’s debut single in Nigeria was
released in 2010, it was a freestyle titled ‘Freedom’. His next single
‘Abeg abeg’, became a regional hit record.
group of robbers were apprehended after a lengthy investigation by the
police into the armed robbery and assault of singer M 2kay. 2kay was
attacked after his performance at the Buckwyld N’ Breathless concert
which held on October 13, 2017 at the Eko Hotels & Suits.
happened to Mr 2kay was shocking. Mr 2Kay was in the room with a friend
and struggled with one of the robbers, as the others punched and hit
him with a gun, repeatedly warning that they will shoot if he didn’t
calm down. The robbers led and locked 2Kay’s friend in the bathroom,
while the others tied the singer’s arms, legs and mouth, beat him to a
pulp and took his valuables including jewelry, clothes, perfumes,
phones, and money. They also cut the room’s intercom (phone) to avoid
any form of communication as they left the hotel.
somehow, all of this violence and armed robbery has come to the
doorsteps of Burna Boy. According to the police, Burna Boy was the
mastermind, after he hired the robbers via his road manager, Joel
Kantiock. Why he did that hasn’t been confirmed. But according to
sources, and a twitter DM conversation which has been made public, Burna
took offence at Mr 2kay rebuking him for his comments on ‘beating
don’t know if he is high or drunk for him to have said that. But for me
it is totally wrong. If pastors lay a curse on you, then you are done” he said.
Boy was obviously angry at 2kay reacting to his threats, and decided to
teach him a lesson. But there are a thousand ways to deal with a
perceived slight on your person without committing a crime. Burna Boy
has been declared wanted for his actions, and the conversations about
him have moved to the toxic space of criminality, gang associations and
leader, told Punch that he was invited by Joel Kantiok, Burna Boy’s road
manager, who told him his boss needed to deal with Mr 2Kay. He said:
that day, I was at home when Joel called me on the telephone and said
Mr. 2Kay had to be beaten up. He said Mr. 2Kay had issues with Burna
he gave me the room number where Mr. 2Kay was. He led me and three
others, including one Sunny, to the elevator and told a security man to
open the elevator for us. We posed as room service officials, entered
his room and beat him up. We tied him up and collected his phones, a
wristwatch and some other things. I was paid N50,000.”
friend, Tunmise, contacted me on the telephone. He said Burna Boy told
his road manager that he was having a misunderstanding with Mr. 2Kay. I
am also a fan of Burna Boy, so I decided to volunteer myself. Tunmise
came to pick me at Bariga and we went to the hotel.”
told Punch that the suspects were tracked through footage caught on the
CCTV cameras installed in the hotel. He gave an account of the stolen
items, adding that the robbery on Mr 2Kay was carried out to “teach him a
lesson.” He said: “I advise Ogulu aka Burna Boy, to report himself
at the nearest police station since efforts to locate him at his
residence or any known hangouts, have proved abortive.”
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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)
A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .
They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.
The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.
He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.
When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.
But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.
Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.
“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.
Watch the Video HERE
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)
A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.
The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.
Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:
This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.
what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.
“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.
Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:
His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!