Week 4: Things you May Have Missed This Weekend

In News 2019-11-25 06:57:10
Week 4: Things you May Have Missed This Weekend
Week 4: Things you May Have Missed This Weekend

By Olamide Fadoju

 

Air Peace Boss Indicted In US

The United State Department of Justice has charged the Chairman and Founder of Air Peace, Allen Onyeama with bank fraud and money laundering for allegedly moving more than $20 million from foreign sources through American bank accounts.

 

 

Onyeama who in September received accolades for sending planes to South Africa for free, to airlift Nigerians facing xenophobic violence in South Africa has refuted the allegations.

 

 

Ndidi, Osimhen, Ighalo Make CAF shortlist

 

Nigerian trio, Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Osimhen and Odion Ighalo have made CAF 30-man shortlist of the African Player of the year.

 

Odion Ighalo who retired from the Super Eagles in July, alongside Ndidi and Osimhen helped a Super Eagles to a 3rd place finish at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

 

The list which was released on Sunday also includes, reigning CAF player of the year, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, his Liverpool teammate, Sadio Mane, Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe, among others

 

The annual football awards which will take place on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, in Egypt.

 

 

Man City  Beat Chelsea to Close Gap on Liverpool

 

Manchester City defeated Chelsea 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium to close the gap on Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table to 8 points.

 

 

The defending champions were rattled early when Chelsea took lead through N’golo Kante but turned the game around in the first half with fine strikes from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez.

 

The Victory moves City up to third on the EPL table one point behind Leicester in second while Chelsea  drop to fourth.

 

On the other hand, Manchester United and Arsenal suffered setbacks after drawing to Sheffield United and Southampton respectively while Mourinho began his Tottenham reign with a victory against West Ham.

 

 

 

Burna Boy Wins Big at AFRIMA

 

Rave of the moment, Burna Boy during the weekend was awarded Artist of the year and Best Male Artist in West Africa at the sixth annual  All African Music Award held  in Lagos, Nigeria.

 

The award event established by the International Committee AFRIMA, in collaboration with the African Union (AU) rewards, celebrates and promotes musical works, talents and creativity around the African continent.

 

 Other Nigerian winners include Tiwa Savage for Best Female Artist in West Africa while Nigerian newcomer, Joe Boy won Best Artiste in African pop while Vetaran Nigerian artist 2Baba took home the special recognition gong.

 

 

2019 AFRIMA Winners:

Best Video Director Of The Year – Director Kenny, Tanzania

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Rock – Rash, Kenya

Best Female Artiste Southern Africa – Nadia Nakai, South Africa

Revelation of the African Continent – Nikita Kering, Kenya

Best African DJ – DJ SPINALL, Nigeria

Best Male Artiste in Central Africa – Salatiel, Cameroon

Best Female Artist in Northern Africa – Nada Azhari, Morocco

Best Female Artist in Central Africa – Shan'L, Gabon

Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa – Amiinux, Morocco

Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa – Khaligraph Jones, Kenya

Artist of the Year in Africa – Burna Boy, Nigeria

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Contemporary – 2face Idibia, Nigeria

Best Male Artist in Southern Africa – Sjava, South Africa

African Fans' Favourite – Mohamed Ramadan, Egypt

Album of the Year in Africa – Afrikan Sauce by Sauti Sol, Kenya

Best African Act in the Diaspora – Manno Beats, ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou, Chad

Best Male Artiste in Western Africa – Burna Boy, Nigeria

Best Female Artist in Western Africa – Tiwa Savage, Nigeria

Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa – Nikita Kering, Kenya

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Pop – Joeboy, Nigeria

Best African Collaboration – Nasty C ft. Rowlene

Best African Artist, Duo or Group in African Electro – Manno Beats ft. Afrotronix & Vox Sambou

Best African Duo, Group or Band – Sauti Sol, Kenya

Best African Dance or Choreography – Aminux, Morocco

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop – Nadia Nakai, South Africa

Best African Rapper/Lyricist – Nasty C, South Africa

Best Artist, Duo in Group in African Jazz – Owen & Tiana, Gabon

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African R&B & Soul – Hillzy, Zimbabwe

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Reggae, Ragga or Dancehall – Stonebwoy, Ghana

Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Traditional – Abrham Belanyeh, Ethiopia

Best Female Artist, Duo or Group in African Inspirational Music – Kanvee Adams, Liberia

Best Male Artist, Duo or Group in African Inspirational Music – Onesimus, Malawi

Best African Video – Director Kenny, Tanzania

Most Promising Artiste in Africa – Bráulio Alexandre, Angola

Producer of the Year in Africa – Kel P, Nigeria

Song of the Year in Africa – Fever by Wizkid, Nigeria

Songwriter of the Year in Africa – Kanvee Adams, Liberia