Pulse List 2016 7 biggest celebrities of the year

This year saw some super big celebrities... we mean Google searched big!

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These celebrities were everywhere this year! From Tiwa Savage’s big story

This year was super eventful. We had Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz saga and then Toke Makinwa's eye opening book.

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1. Wizkid

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This year was undeniably the year of Wizkid!

The pop star has literally flown to every corner of the earth, performing to the most diverse of crowds, and also recorded with artistes drawn from different music soundscapes.

2016 has seen him have the most streamed song, worked on the bestselling album of 2016 and also earning himself a Grammy.

2. Davido

 

Davido was also on a roll this year! From his signing with Sony Music to his epic baby battle with the Momodu’s, he was literally on everyone’s lips.

He was also on a roll this year with hits back to back.

3. Tiwa Savage

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Tiwa Savage

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In 2016, there was no story that was bigger than Tiwa Savage. First came her highly publicised breakup with estranged husband, Tee Billz.

Tee Billz blasted his wife Tiwa Savage on his Instagram page and also accused her of having sexual relations with her label mates Dr Sid, Don Jazzy and Nigerian pop legend 2face Idibia.

Tiwa Savage in an interview exclusively gotten by Pulse spoke explicitly about her damaged marriage with Tee Billz.

Note: The video would go down in Nigerian history as one of the fastest watched videos on YouTube.

In the video, she spoke about Tee Billz's infidelity, his alleged stealing of her money, alleged cocaine use amongst other things.

4. Yemi Alade

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Yemi Alade lived up to her name, Mama Africa, this year! From Tanzania to Cameroon and South Africa,  she was everywhere.

The singer has had an amazing year 2016, which has earned her awards - winning Best Female Act at MAMA 2016, edging out Tiwa Savage and others.

She is also up for nomination at this year's Headies, being nominated for Artiste of the Year, alongside Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Wizkid and Falz.

5. Toyin Aimakhu

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It's undeniable Toyin Aimakhu was part of our biggest celebrities of the year.

First it started with her marriage scandal with estranged husband, Adeniyi Johnson then her highly publicised breakup with Seun Egbegbe.

Let's not forget the late Mayowa Ahmed fund raising saga.

Moved by late ovarian cancer patient, Ahmed Mayowa Shukurat's story, actress Toyin Aimakhu visited Mayowa and helped solicit funds on her behalf.

When reports emerged suggesting that the campaign was orchestrated by Ahmed Mayowa Shukurat's family to deceive Nigerians, Toyin Aimakhu stormed LUTH with police officers and that lead to another lengthy social media onslaught.

6. Toke Makinwa

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Toke Makinwa

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Thanks to her marital issues being made public and the occasional rambling on YouTube, Toke Makinwa was a hit thi

This year alone saw the TV host and Vlogger trend for several reasons.

First, it started with her misconstrued advice to single young ladies, then her releasing a tell-all book, “On Becoming”, where she talks about getting a sexually transmitted disease from her husband, her husband’s mistress and her failed marriage.

7. Freeze

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Surprisingly this year was the year of Freeze! The media personality has been in the news for different controversies this year alone.

He was rumoured to have been sacked by the management of Cool FM following his public feud with Basketmouth which he tagged malicious.

The media personality has since been hogging the headlines with his unfiltered comments on politics, religion, love and marriage.

He also owns a blog where he posts his opinions on the burning topic of the day and is commonly known as a social critic.

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