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Billboard Charts Manager Explains How Shatta Wale Made It To Number 6 On World Charts

Self-acclaimed dancehall king, Shatta Wale is currently enjoying the success of his Reign album after it entered Billboard’s world album chart just two weeks after it was launched at the Fantasy Dome in Accra.
Many Ghanaians never believed when the good news broke out with Kwaw Kese claiming that it was fake.
Many other celebrities and former British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin who still have interest in wading into everything concerning entertainment in this country took to his Twitter handle to congratulate Shatta Wale on his latest achievement after his Reign Album made it to Number 6 on Billboard World Albums Chart.
With the doubt already cleared, many Ghanaians on social media is still wondering and have questioned how the Reign album made it to the 6th position after performing “poorly” on digital platforms with Dr Blay stating the album is wack.
Well, the Charts Manager of Billboard Magazine, Alex Vitoulis, speaking to a close source, he gave a vivid explanation of how Shatta Wale’s “Reign ” album made it to the top 10.
According to Alex, only sales made in the United States and Puerto Rico are considered when measuring the performance of albums for the World Albums category.
“World Albums chart is based on Digital & Physical Sales of the full album in the US & Puerto Rico ONLY as tracked by Nielsen Music,” Alex said.
Statistics available online through Google Trends shows that people in the United States Shatta Wale recorded a good number of sales in the United States than those he competed in the iTunes charts thus dropping out of the iTunes Charts; meaning that Shatta Wale had enough sales in Ghana and Africa but lower sales in the United States and Puerto Rico.

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Facebook Launches New Artificial Intelligence Tool To Help ‘Revenge Porn’ Victims

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Facebook is introducing a new AI tool which will detect and remove intimate pictures and videos posted without the subject’s consent. It claims that the machine learning tool will make sure the posts, commonly referred to as ‘revenge porn’, are taken down saving the victim from having to report them.

Facebook users or victims of unauthorised uploads currently have to flag the inappropriate pictures before content moderators will review them. The company has also suggested that users send their own intimate images to Facebook so that the service can identify any unauthorised uploads.

Many users are reluctant to share revealing photos or videos with the social-media giant, particularly given its history of privacy failures. This is the latest attempt to rid the platform of abusive content after coming under fire after moderators claimed they were developing post traumatic stress disorder.

The company’s new machine learning tool is designed to find and flag the pictures automatically, then send them to humans to review. Social media sites across the board have struggled to monitor and contain abusive content users upload, from violent threats to inappropriate photos.

The company has faced harsh criticism for allowing offensive posts to stay up too long and sometimes for removing images with artistic or historical value. Facebook has said it’s been working on expanding its moderation efforts, and the company hopes its new technology will help catch some inappropriate posts.

The technology, which will be used across Facebook and Instagram, is trained using pictures that Facebook has previously confirmed were revenge porn. It recognises a ‘nearly nude’ photo, for example, a lingerie shot, coupled with derogatory text which would suggest someone uploaded the photo to embarrass or seek revenge on someone else.

 

 

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Soulja Boy Released From Jail Hours After His Arrest For Probation Violation

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American rapper, Soulja Boy, was released just hours after he was taken into custody for probation violation on Friday.
In 2016, while he was on probation, cops went to his home after he made threatening comments online. During their search, they found at least one weapon, a violation of Soulja’s probation.

When the “Crank That” rapper went to see his probation officer in L.A. on Friday morning in San Fernando Valley, he was handcuffed and taken to jail for violating the terms of his probation.

After his release, the rapper’s lawyer Fred Minassian told TMZ that ‘there was no finding in regards to his probation violation,’ adding that there is a March 29 scheduled court date.

In a since-deleted Instagram Live after his release, Soulja Boy says ‘They took all my jewelry, all my chains but I still got my band on [showing jail ID wristband],’ according to the outlet.

‘I just got out of jail right now. I was in the county. My partner pulled up and got me and sit in court with me. I’m out of jail. This s**t ain’t going to stop. That got me f****d up.’

The rapper continued: ‘The biggest comeback of 2018. They try to hate on me and s***t. I’m not going out like [Tekashi] 69. You got me f******d up.’ Just got out of jail I might just rock to the stage. I might just go up on stage. Look at this s**t,’ he added, showing his jail wristband again.

‘You can’t hold me. I’m the hottest rapper in the game. Got me f****ed up,’ he said in the video.

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Davido hits 10m followers on Instagram

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Award winning musician, David Adedeji Adeleke , a.k.a Davido has hit 10 million followers on Instagram.

Instagram is a social networking application that enables users capture, share and edit photos, videos and messages with friends in a creative way.

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The “FIA” crooner thus became the first Nigerian artist to achieve such feat.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the DMW boss took to his official instagram account to celebrate this achievement and said that he would “post every win for everyone to see.”

The 26-year-old artist had set such record of firsts previously.

He was the first Nigerian artist to reach 1 million, 2 million , 5 million and 9 million followers on Instagram.

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His 2017 hit song, “Fall” became the first Nigerian music video to hit 100 million views on YouTube.

The Daps-directed video had made Nigerian YouTube history as the most -viewed Nigerian music in recent times.

Also, his song, ‘Wonder Woman’ was listed as one of the hottest tracks from across the African continent by Apple Music.

Another Nigerian artist with a large fan base on social media is Wizkid, with 7.2 million followers.

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