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Boomplay Streams Now Feed Into Data For Billboard Charts

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As part of its dedication to helping the African music industry unlock its full potential, music streaming platform, Boomplay, will now have its streams added to the data that informs the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200, Artist 100 and Billboard Global 200 charts.

Boomplay streams will as well count towards all other Billboard U.S. and global charts that use streaming data.

This will be effective with data for the tracking week of October 15 through October 21 (Billboard charts dated October 30).

With millions of African songs being streamed on the Boomplay platform globally, the inclusion of Boomplay stream data in the iconic Billboard charts provides African and international artistes and music on the streaming platform the opportunity for more exposure on the global stage.

MRC Data’s Music Connect platform, Boomplay streams will be included in the ‘Others’ data bucket under Audio On-Demand with data visible on October 12, 2021, for streams beginning on October 8, 2021.

According to Billboard, ”MRC Data’s foundation is built on providing the music industry and our clients with the most complete view of music consumption. We are excited to announce additional data being captured from Boomplay.’’

Boomplay’s Director of Content & Strategy, Phil Choi, described Boomplay’s data addition to the Billboard charts as “a significant step in ensuring African artistes on the platform are fairly and equally represented where it matters and that they have access to similar opportunities available to their international counterparts. While this might have seemed far-fetched in the past, we now have one foot in the door already following our partnership with Billboard Charts.”

Boomplay’s streaming data added to the Billboard charts represents streams from its subscription tier and logged-in streams from its ad-supported tier, with streams from each tier weighted appropriately.

About Boomplay
Boomplay is a music streaming and download service provided by Transsnet Music Limited.

The company has regional offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. The app is available globally on mobile through the Google Play Store for Android, App Store for iOS and on the web via www.boomplay.com .

Boomplay currently has over 66 million Monthly Active Users (MAUs) with a catalogue of over 60 million songs.

About BillBoard
Billboard is an entertainment magazine published weekly by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of MRC Media & Info.

The magazine provides music charts, news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and styles related to the music industry.

Its music charts include the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Global 200, tracking the most popular albums and songs in different genres of music.

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Medikal Arrested For Unlawful Brandishing Of A Weapon On Social Media

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Ghanaian rapper, Samuel Adu Frimpong, aka Medikal, has been arrested for brandishing a gun in a video on social media.

Medikal was with his wife, Fella Makafui, at the Accra Regional Police Command charge office.

He was brought to the station by police and is currently in police custody.One of the lawyers who represented Shatta Wale, Jerry Avenogbor, was sighted at the police command but it remains unclear if he is going to represent Medikal in this case.

This comes a few hours after dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, and four other people were remanded into police custody following an alleged gun attack that turned out to be a hoax.

They were remanded by an Accra Circuit Court on Thursday, October 21, 2021, during their first appearance in court.

Medikal was at the court premises to offer support to Shatta Wale.

Shatta Wale was picked up by the police for spreading false news about an assassination attempt at his residence in Accra on October 19, 2021.

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All Set For Global Business And Entrepreneurship Submit And Awards

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The median edition of the Global Business And Entrepreneurship Summit and Awards hosted by Smart Focus Media is scheduled for 30th October 2021 at La palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra.

Global Business and entrepreneurship summit and awards is designed to serve as a vehicle to uplifting and enhancing the development of African business space by exposing, appreciating and entrepreneurs and cooperations who have taken the bold step to invest in the African space, despite inheritance business and environmental challenges, it will thus provide the Benchmark, inspiration and example of all enterprise and also be a hallmark of excellence.

Global Business and entrepreneurship summit and award categories includes Golden Entrepreneur of the year, Discovery entrepreneur of the year, product of the year, travel and tour agency of the year, woman of excellence of the year among others. The event will be Mc by Media personalities Margaret Baden, Abrantie Stevoo.

The Event will be honoring some great African business moguls for their lifetime achievement, some of these honoree are Aliko Dangote (Dangote Group), Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka ( founder Kantanka Group), Dr Ato Duncan (founder Coa Healthcare center), Dr KWEKU Oteng (founder Angle Group), Dr Patrice Motsepe (founder African Rainbow minerals) among others.

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Revealed: Gunshots Discovered In Funny Face’s Room

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Seasoned journalist Kofi Adoma Nwanwani has disclosed that the police found gunshots in Funny Face’s room after they stormed his premises to hunt for weapons having threatened to kill his baby mama Vanessa and commit suicide afterward.

Kofi Adomah has been following Funny Face’s and showing solidarity to him so he’s privy to a lot of happenings encircling the beleaguered comedian and actor. He shared the latest development on him saying;

“Some of his inmates admitted that Funny Face has been sobbing since they brought him in yesterday night. He gathered his cellmates and requested them to pray at one point. Funny Face asked God to end his life, his eyes welling up with tears.

Funny Face felt so terrible, he felt worthless,” he said on Angel FM during a chat with his coworkers. He continued, “I went to the Nima police station, where Funny Face was originally detained, but he wasn’t there. When I arrived at the police station, I was thrown around like a rag doll.

I was even invited to join the anti-armed robbery team at one time. I went there and was told all I needed to know about his location.

He was taken from the Nima cells and sent to the police headquarters, according to my sources. He was then brought to his home, where he was searched thoroughly.

Since Funny Face reportedly threatened several people, they were looking for any kind of weapon. They returned to the house after discovering some gunshots in Funny Face’s room. He also took some of his medications.”

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