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In The Aftermath Of The Slap, Chris Rock Is Gaining Followers While Will Smith Keeps Losing Them

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It’s almost hard to believe, but the 2022 Academy Awards happened a number of months ago. Despite this time, the discourse and fallout surrounding Will Smith walking on stage and slapping Chris Rock continues to play out. In the aftermath of what’s been known as “the slap” Rock is gaining followers, while Smith keeps losing them.

During the Oscars, Chris Rock entered the stage to present the Best Documentary Feature category, but took a few jabs at the celebs in the front row first. And after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s appearance, Will Smith walked on stage and slapped the comic, before returning to his seat and eventually winning his own Academy Award. Smith is still seemingly feeling the fallout of that viral action, as a number of his projects were put on hold. And it’s also resulting in the actor losing roughly 8k followers a day, per a report by Newsweek. Meanwhile, Rock’s numbers are on the increase.

Of course, it’s important to note that Will Smith still has an insane amount of followers on Instagram; he’s got 64 million at the point of writing this story. Chris Rock has 6 million, which is an impressive number but pales in comparison to the King Richard actor. Still, it’s been interesting to see how the two figures’ followings are going in opposite directions seemingly as a result of the slap.

As previously mentioned, Will Smith has definitely been facing a ton of backlash over slapping Chris Rock, especially since it was in the middle of the Academy Awards telecast. After dropping out of the Academy, he was banned from attending the ceremony for a decade. As for his various film projects, it’s unclear when Smith will actually begin production since a number of them were put on hold.

While Will Smith’s numbers on Instagram are going down seemingly as a result of the slap, there might also be another reason why thousands are unsubscribing. Namely that he hasn’t been active on the social media outlet since issuing his written apology for his actions at the Oscars. And oftentimes followers will go down when users, celebs or otherwise, stop posting. We’ll just have to see if an uptick happens whenever Smith returns to Insta.

Will Smith has seemingly stepped away from the spotlight since the slap, while Chris Rock has been keeping busy on tour. While the viral incident isn’t part of the comedian’s stand-up set, he has been making a few references to it here and there. As for Smith, he recently took a meditation retreat seemingly in hopes of finding silence and clarity over the ongoing situation.

Will Smith’s next movie Emancipation is expected to arrive in theaters sometime this year.

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Bob Marley’s ‘Stir It Up’ featuring Sarkodie; beautiful work, should be embraced – Bisa Kdei

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Photo: Sarkodie x Bob Marley

Ghanaian highlife musician Bisa Kdei has made an interesting comment on The Bob Marley and the Waillers-Sarkodie feature.

According to the highlife artiste, ‘stir it up’ is a beautiful piece of work which should be embraced.

The musician speaking with Daniel Kweku Dadson, on the Rainbow entertainment ( Rainbow 92.4Fm ) described the project a beautiful piece of work.

Kdei on describing the feature a beautiful piece of work said,

“I think it’s beautiful. It is something beautiful. I would be proud if I were asked to be featured on a Michael Jackson song. I would be so honored. It’s a beautiful thing”.

He added: “Bob Marley is a legend. People still pay attention to him. This is something his spirit will appreciate. Sarkodie’s work is stunning. The people’s love for beautiful songs has triumphed over their hatred. It’s beautiful, and it’s something we should embrace.”

Photo: Bisa Kdei’s listening party in UK

Kdei recently staged a successful listening party for his fourth studio album, titled “Original,” in the United Kingdom. The listening party which saw Bisa Kdei collaborate with some of the best musicians on the African continent was held at the Cafe Koko in Camden.

The “Original” album since its release a few days ago has racked up impressive streaming numbers, as it was the third-most streamed album on Audiomack earlier this week.

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Kwame Baah sets to launch a global BUSINESS plug for musicians and all entertainers

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Photo: Kwame Baah, a digital marketing expert and a content manager.

Ghanaian digital marketing expert, Kwame Baah is set to launch a global business agency for artiste booking.

“The  primary focus of Get the Artiste is to  bridge the gap between artistes and people or businesses who need talent for various engagements, be it a concert, event, Tv show or guest appearances” Baah told mediaplugafrica.

He explained: “Booking agency is not anything new, is all over the world so it’s nothing new. We are just trying to bring it over here in Ghana  so that our artiste easily  get to be connected with locally and internationally”.

K. Baah currently manages,  strategize, grooms and promotes most of the big names in the Ghanaian music industry.

The official  launch of K. Baah’s initiative “Get The Artiste” will take place on Friday, February 10, 2023 at the 3Music Headquarters, Accra at exactly 5pm.

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Ed Sheeran returns to social with an emotional personal announcement

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British singer Ed Sheeran took to his Instagram to share an emotional personal announcement following his return to social media after a two-month break.

In a video he shared on Instagram, The singer, 31, admitted he has been emotionally detached for much longer.

Ed Sheeran took to Instagram to address his absence. Credit: Instagram/Ed Sheeran

“I realise I haven’t been that engaged in my social media or my fan base online over the last couple of years and the things that have been posted on this account might have got a bit boring, I’m sorry, it’s my fault. Ed said in a video.

“The reason I’m making this video is, just being totally honest, I’ve had some turbulent things happening in my personal life so I just didn’t really feel like being online and pretending to be something I’m not, when I wasn’t feeling like that.

“And I know that sounds weird but hence I’m making this video to say things are looking up and I’m back online.

“Weird s*** is going to start being posted here.”

Ed Sheeran did not elaborate on what ‘turbulence’ he’d endured. Credit: Instagram/Ed Sheeran

However, Ed  did not elaborate on what “turbulence” he’d endured, In February, he lost his close friend Jamal Edwards who tragically died after a cardiac arrest brought on by taking cocaine and drinking alcohol. Three months later, Ed and his wife Cherry Seaborn announced they had welcomed a baby daughter.

In November, Ed told his followers that he was taking a break from social media, after wrapping up work on a new music video.

Sharing a behind-the-scenes snap overlooking a beach, he penned the caption: ‘Signing off now until 2023. See you in the new year. Much love, Ed x.’

According to daily mail, the singer is in the middle of a worldwide tour, and is currently performing a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand.

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