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.
— US Attorney NDGA (@NDGAnews) November 22, 2019
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.
BREAKING: "I Am Innocent."— Nigeria Info FM 99.3 (@NigeriainfoFM) November 23, 2019
Air Peace CEO Speaks as Nigerians React to Bank Fraud Charge. https://t.co/b78CVH1DhT
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.
— CAF (@CAF_Online) November 24, 2019
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.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 23, 2019
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.
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 24, 2019
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.
— #6thAFRIMA (@AFRIMAWARDS) November 24, 2019
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