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FIFA Announces Shortlist For 2020 Best Player, Puskas Awards, Others [Full List]



Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, are three of the notable names shortlisted by FIFA for this year’s Men Best Player award. FIFA also announced candidates for Puskas, Men’s Best Coach, goalkeepers and among other awards in a post via its website on Wednesday.

Public voting for the winners ends on December 9, 2020.

FIFA will announce the winners of all the various awards on December 17, 2020, and it will be streamlined live on its website.

The nominees shortlisted by FIFA on Wednesday are listed below:

The Best FIFA Women’s Player: Lucy Bronze (England / Olympique Lyonnais / Manchester City WFC) Delphine Cascarino (France / Olympique Lyonnais) Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway / FC Barcelona) Pernille Harder (Denmark / VfL Wolfsburg / Chelsea FC Women) Jennifer Hermoso (Spain / FC Barcelona) Ji So-yun (Korea Republic / Chelsea FC Women) Sam Kerr (Australia / Chelsea FC Women) Saki Kumagai (Japan / Olympique Lyonnais) Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany / Olympique Lyonnais) Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands / Arsenal WFC) Wendie Renard (France / Olympique Lyonnais)

The Best FIFA Men’s Player: Thiago Alcântara (Spain / FC Bayern München / Liverpool FC) Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus FC) Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium / Manchester City FC) Robert Lewandowski (Poland / FC Bayern München) Sadio Mané (Senegal / Liverpool FC) Kylian Mbappé (France / Paris Saint-Germain) Lionel Messi (Argentina / FC Barcelona) Neymar (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain) Sergio Ramos (Spain / Real Madrid CF) Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool FC ) Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands / Liverpool FC)

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper: Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany / Chelsea FC Women) Sarah Bouhaddi (France / Olympique Lyonnais) Christiane Endler (Chile / Paris Saint-Germain) Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden / VfL Wolfsburg / Atlético de Madrid Femenino) Alyssa Naeher (USA / Chicago Red Stars) Ellie Roebuck (England / Manchester City WFC)

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker (Brazil / Liverpool FC) Thibaut Courtois (Belgium / Real Madrid CF) Keylor Navas (Costa Rica / Paris Saint-Germain) Manuel Neuer (Germany / FC Bayern München) Jan Oblak (Slovenia / Atlético de Madrid) Marc-André ter Stegen (Germany / FC Barcelona)

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach: Marcelo Bielsa (Argentina / Leeds United FC) Hans-Dieter Flick (Germany / FC Bayern München) Jürgen Klopp (Germany / Liverpool FC) Julen Lopetegui (Spain / Sevilla FC) Zinedine Zidane (France / Real Madrid CF)

FIFA Puskás Award: Shirley Cruz (CRC) – Costa Rica v. Panama [Concacaf Women’s Olympic qualifying] (January 28 2020) Giorgian De Arrascaeta (URU) – Ceará SC v. CR Flamengo [Brasileirão – Brazil] (August 25 2019) Jordan Flores (ENG) – Shamrock Rovers FC v. Dundalk FC [League of Ireland] (February 28 2020) André-Pierre Gignac (FRA) – UANL Tigres v. Pumas UNAM [Liga MX – Mexico] (March 1 2020) Sophie Ingle (WAL) – Arsenal WFC v. Chelsea FC Women [FA Women’s Super League – England] (January 19 2020) Zlatko Junuzović (AUT) – SK Rapid Wien v. FC Red Bull Salzburg [Bundesliga – Austria] (June 24 2020) Hlompho Kekana (RSA) – Mamelodi Sundowns FC v. Cape Town City FC [South African Premier Soccer League] (August 20 2019) Son Heungmin (KOR) – Tottenham Hotspur FC v. Burnley FC [Premier League – England] (December 7 2019) Leonel Quiñónez (ECU) – Universidad Católica v. CSD Macará [Serie A – Ecuador] (August 19 2019) Luis Suárez (URU) – FC Barcelona v. RCD Mallorca [LaLiga[MG(1] – Spain] (7 December 2019) Caroline Weir (SCO) – Manchester City WFC v. Manchester United WFC [FA Women’s Super League – England] (September 7 2019)

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10 Most Followed Nigerian Music Artistes On Twitter 2021



Twitter has become one of the most used social media platforms around the world. It’s actually the number one place to check whatever is trending around the world in moments.

Many celebrities use the platform to engage their fans and many fans use it as an opportunity to keep up with their favourite celebrities. Hence, one of the ways to judge fans favourite is by looking at the followers on Twitter.

Here we have extracted the top 10 most followed Nigerian music artistes according to their number of followers on Twitter.


10. Tuface Idibia – @official2baba

Tuface is one of the Legends of Afrobeats in Nigeria, hence there’s no surprise he has 3.2 million on Twitter.

9. Patoranking – @Patorankingfire

Our very own  Nigerian version of Bob Marley is also very much loved across borders. He has 3.3 million followers on his official Twitter account.


8. Banky W – @BankyW

Olubankole Wellington shares our number 8 with 3 other amazing personalities. Banky W for one seems like the “stick with you forever” kind of guy so we’re not surprised he is followed by 3.5 million users on Twitter.


8. DJ Cuppy – @cuppymusic

It’s really no typo error on our path, DJ Cuppy also sits at number 8 with 3.5 million followers. Besides the fact that DJ Cuppy is a Disk Jockey, she’s also a philanthropist and has helped so many indigent children through her foundation, so we’re not surprised why she’s so loved.


8. Peter Okoye – @PeterPsquare

Mr P of the Disbanded Psquare is definitely a force to be reckoned with, although he has ventured into acting his fans still seem to love him anyway. Peter Okoye also has 3.5 million followers on Twitter.


8. Dbanj – @iamdbanj

Dbanj AKA Kokomaster seems to have shared his Koko properly, such that even without recent hits, his followers are ardent at 3.5 million.


7. Simi – @SympLySimi

Simisola Kosoko has the voice everyone would always want to listen to and everyone agrees she produces great music. She has 3.6 million follows reading what she’s thinking.


6. Olamide – @Olamide

Olamide is known as the king of the streets because his lyrics mostly in Yoruba are deeper than the melody people hear. Olamide has an army of 4.4 million followers.


5. Tiwa Savage – @TiwaSavage

There’s no wonder why she’s called the Queen Of Afrobeats because her sound resonates throughout Africa and beyond. Tiwa’s music appeals both to local and international audiences earning her 4.8 million Twitter followers.


4. Burna Boy – @burnaboy

The African giant sits at number 4 with 5.3 million followers. No doubt Burna Boy has represented Africa across several continents, and his music definitely speaks deep.


3. Don Jazzy – @DONJAZZY

Mavin Boss, Don Jazzy can be referred to not just as a great producer but a king maker, hence anyone who wants to be a king in Nigerian music industry goes to him. The Don sits on his throne with 6 million followers.


2. Wizkid – @wizkidayo

Star boy Wizkid has always been a man of a few words and keeps his circle closed, however, fans would go to lengths just to hear him sing. Wizkid has 8.5 million followers on Twitter.


1. Davido – @davido

Fans have followed, and more fans have followed the OBO himself. Davido is well known as a “People man” and seems to carry a lot of people along in his journey of success. 30BG Boss sits at our number one spot with 9.4 million followers on Twitter.


Did we miss anyone out? – Let us know in the comment section below;

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RMD – Biography Of An Iconic Nigerian Actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo




Richard Mofe-Damijo popularly known as RMD is a Nigerian actor, writer, producer, and lawyer. In 2008, he was appointed a special adviser, and in 2009, he became an honorable commissioner of culture and tourism in Delta State. He is a legend in the movie industry.

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RMD Early Life

Richard was born on July 6, 1961, in Aldja, Udu LGA, Delta State. He attended Midwest College, Warri, and Anglican Grammar School. He further moved to the University of Benin, where he studied Theatre Arts and graduated in 1983. Later on, he attended the University of Lagos where he studied Law, graduated in 2004, and was called to the Nigerian bar in 2005.

RMD Early Career

Richard started his acting career by performing in the drama club in his high school. Later, he started reporting for Concord Newspapers, Metro Magazine, and The Guardian. In his 30s, he published and sold Nigeria’s first all-gloss magazine for men titled Mister. Mofe also featured in a television soap opera called Ripples after he graduated from school. Also, he wrote and produced his first film, Out of Bounds.

RMD Personal Life

Richard married Jumobi Adegbesan, a television personality in 2000. He was once married to May Ellen-Ezekiel (MEE), a Nigerian journalist/publisher who died in 1996. RMD is blessed with 4 children.

RMD Personal Life

According to, his net worth is estimated at $7 million. He is one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. In November 2018, he signed an endorsement deal with a real estate company, Land Lagos.

RMD Movies

Mofe-Damijo has starred in over 60 movies and television series both locally and internationally, below is a list of some of the interesting movies he has starred in:

  • Out of Bounds, 1997
  • Hostages, 1997
  • Scores to Settle, 1998
  • Diamond Ring, 1998
  • Freedom, 1999
  • When God Says Yes, 2003
  • Love, 2003
  • Keeping Faith: Is That Love, 2003
  • Romantic Attraction, 2003
  • The Intruder, 2003
  • I Will Die For You, 2003
  • Emotional Pain, 2003
  • The Mayors, 2004
  • True Romance, 2004
  • The Legend, 2004
  • I want Your Wife, 2004
  • Indecent Act, 2004
  • Engagement Night, 2004
  • Critical Decision, 2004
  • Burning Desire, 2004
  • Critical Assignment, 2004
  • The Bridesmaid, 2005
  • Darkest Night, 2005
  • Behind Closed Doors, 2005
  • Welcome to Nollywood, 2007
  • 30 Days in Atlanta, 2014
  • Oloibiri, 2015
  • Okafor’s Law, 2016
  • Three Wise Men, 2016
  • Dinner, 2016
  • The Wedding Party, 2016
  • The Grudge, 2016
  • Hush, 2016- 2017
  • I Love My Wife Even After Death, 2017
  • 10 days in Sun City, 2017
  • The Wedding Party 2, 2017
  • Boxing Day: A Day After Christmas, 2017
  • My God never fail me, 2018
  • Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, 2018
  • Cross Roads, 2018
  • God Calling, 2018
  • Chief Daddy, 2018
  • Blood And Oil, 2019
  • The Hour, 2019
  • Castle And Castle, 2019

Other Businesses

The veteran actor is the founder of RMD production, White Water Limited and RMD Foundation.

The RMD Productions is an umbrella for the RMDtvng and RMDtheactor. It is an entertainment platform that produces creative content, television and radio productions, broadcasting e.t.c. It is the producer of the popular sitcom – Trying and Mr. X family. It also produced a kiddies show Bed time with Granpa, and talk/live shows Bridging the gap and Made in Warri.

White Water Limited is a Nigerian PR outfit that deals with public relations consultancy.

Also, for his love for charitable causes, he established the RMD foundation, a platform that mentors for greatness.

Awards And Recognition

RMD is a multi-award winner, below is a list of few of his awards.

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2005
  • Special Recognition Award, Best of Nollywood Awards, 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2016
  • Overall Best Actor in a Leading Role, in the movie Cross Road, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2018

Richard Mofe-Damijo Quotes

“The thing about getting older is that with each passing day you know yourself better, find your voice more and generally become better aware.”

“Two sides to a story does not invalidate the truth of the abused, the molested, the hurting. Do not be quick to rebut someone’s pain.”

“Do not expect a rape story to make sense to you because when a predator strikes, the circumstances are not his first thoughts.”

“If we remember that life is a journey and that every journey has a rest point, we will stop fighting with and getting discouraged by every lull we experience on our life’s journey.”

“Just as we stop to refuel, eat or even stretch out during actual journeys, life sometimes stops us every now and then.”

“Be what, where, who, and how you can be, but by all means, be real.”

“Don’t enter into a relationship with the intent of giving nothing in return. You must be willing to service whatever relationship you have.”

“Have respect, more for yourself than the one you latch onto because it is self-respect that restrains you from behaving in ways that put you in bad light.”

“Never be afraid to pause sometimes to look at yourself in the mirror and ask if all is going well. If not, reappraise. Reassess. Reprogramme. Redirect. Redefine and Rev on.”

“Finding fulfillment in the midst of the storm is a gift from God.”

Relax. Trust the process. It’s easier than you think. Smiling through it all, is all the mask you need to complete the journey.”

Entrepreneurial Lessons From Richard Mofe-Damijo

Stay committed and be good at what you do. Richard has remained relevant till today and is one of the popular actors in Africa because he has continued to reinvent himself. He is in touch with industry trends and swiftly ensure he is not left behind.

Entrepreneurship is about being on top of your game, being conversant with trends and ensuring your business continues to deliver value.

RMD understands how to sift the noise from social media and keep himself away from scandals. This has helped him to remain focused on important matters. As entrepreneurs, you should know that entrepreneurship is not as glamorous as portrayed on social media. You have to guide yourself, sieve the information you consume and stay grinding.

Do you feel the confidence that RMD exudes? Whatever he does, he do with a certain charisma that is intoxicating. Entrepreneurs should believe in themselves, their products and should not be scared to tell the world what they do.

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A List Of All Artistes Signed To DMW Records (SEE FULL LIST)



A List Of All Artistes Signed To DMW Records (SEE FULL LIST) [UPDATED 2020]
A List Of All Artistes Signed To DMW Records (SEE FULL LIST) [UPDATED 2020]

In 2016, Davido departed HKN music record label to launch his own record label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW).


DMW is arguably the biggest record label in Nigeria with over seven artistes.
Here is a full list of all the artistes signed to DMW or DMW members 2020.

1. Davido

A List Of All Artistes Signed To DMW Records (SEE FULL LIST)

David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known ad Davido is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer born in 1992. His 2011 single “Dami Duro” was well-received throughout Nigeria. Along with his elder brother Adewale Adeleke, Davido is owner of Davido Music Worldwide records. He is getting ready to dish out his maiden album under the DMW umbrella tagged “A Good Time”. He tops this list of DMW artistes.

2. Mayorkun

A List Of All Artistes Signed To DMW Records (SEE FULL LIST)

Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel better known by his stage name Mayorkun, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, signed to DMW label. He was discovered by Davido in 2016 and has gone ahead to win several awards.

3. Dremo


Dremo is a Nigerian singer, rapper, sound engineer and songwriter. Dremo is signed to DMW record label. After joining the DMW family, Dremo has dropped a couple of projects including “Codename Vol 1” and “Icen B4 the cake”.

4. Yonda


Yonda (born 1992) is a Nigerian singer and songwriter currently signed to Davido Music World record label (DMW). Yonda was signed to DMW on January 2017. He also released his hit single “Las Veg”.

5. Peruzzi

A List Of All Artistes Signed To DMW Records (SEE FULL LIST)

Tobechukwu Victor Okoh better known as Peruzzi is arguably the most talented act in DMW. He recently dropped his debut album ” Huncho Vibes” under the Davido Music Worldwide umbrella.

6. Idowest

A List Of All Artistes Signed To DMW Records (SEE FULL LIST)

1992 born Adekunle Idowu popularly known as Idowest is DMW’s act. He is the second rapper signed to DMW.

7. DJ Ecool

DJ Ecool is International DJ, host, and promoter who became known as Davido’s official DJ. He’s worked with the likes of Wizkid, Doug E. Fresh, Sound Sultan, and Ludacris. He has dropped several hit singles under the DMW umbrella including ‘Ada’, ‘Personally’ etc.

8. Ichaba


Ichaba whose real name is Mayowa Olusanya is a Nigerian Singer & SongWriter signed to DMW record label. The Afro musician hail from Oyo state.

9. Lil Frosh


A List Of All Artistes Signed To DMW Records (SEE FULL LIST)Eruku Makanaki also known as Lil Frosh is the latest DMW act singed after popping with amazing freestyles on Instagram.

[UPDATE] Following his recent involvement in domestic violence, DMW terminates Lil Frosh’s Contracts.

10. Ayanfe


After his epic performance on the cover of ‘Risky’ by Davido and Popcaan, Aloma Music Worldwide (AMW) a DMW imprint acquires Ayanfe January 6, 2020.

11. May D

13. Liya

Liya is the first female artiste to be signed to Davido Music Worldwide. She is the latest signee to the record label. Her signing was announced 2nd October 2020. She is the most recent DMW artiste that joined the label in 2020.


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