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Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 reportes in Nigeria

Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 70 in Lagos 7 in FCT 3 in Katsina 3 in Akwa Ibom 1 in Jigawa 1 in Bauchi 1 in Borno As at 11:50 pm 19th April there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170 Deaths: 21

Reggae Star 'Elephant Man' Charged With Rape & Assault In Jamaica

   Dancehall Reggae star  Elephant Man  whose real name is Oniel Bryan, has been charged with grevious sexual assault and rape.     The entertainer was taken into police custody yesterday for allegations that he raped a 31-year-old female at his Hillcrest Avenue, St Andrew home this month.    Investigators said a woman, believed to be of Chinese descent who was recently introduced to Elephant Man,  filed a police report shortly after claiming that the star sexually assaulted her.   Elephant man was taken into custody by detectives from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse and was questioned   in the presence of his attorney and then later charged with grievous sexual assault and rape.    The star was booked to appear in court today.

After Successful surgery, Adele to perform at the Grammys

       British singer , Adele has been confirmed to perform at the 54th Annual Grammy awards.          This will be her first time performing live in nearly five months since being forced to cancel a sold-out U.S. tour to undergo surgery on her vocal cords.     "I'm immensely proud to have been asked to perform at this year's GRAMMY Awards,"  "It's an absolute honor to be included in such a night, and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-racking, but what a way to get back into it all" ,said Adele.     Adele who is a two time Grammy winner has six nominations: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "Rolling In The Deep"; Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for  21 ; and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Someone Like You."     Kanye west led the nominees with seven Nominations.Nigerian Afrobeat singer Femi Kuti was also nominated in the  World Music ca

Judges 'Nicole Scherzinger,Paula Abdul' and Host 'Steve Jones' Axed From US X Factor

Steve jones and Nicole scherzinger      Judges Nicole Scherzinger , paul abdul  and host Steve jones are out f the US singing competition ,X Factor .  Fox said yesterday that the judges and host will not return for the show's second season.        Jones, a British TV personality, called his departure "a shame" on Twitter   " I wont be hosting next seasons XFactor which is a shame but I cant complain as I've had a great time. Good luck to everyone on the show "he tweeted        Jones was originally slated to host "X Factor" alongside Scherzinger, who replaced British pop star Cheryl Cole as a judge when executive producer Simon Cowell and other producers had second thoughts about Cole joining the series.     Show boss Simon Cowell is said to be keen to "take the show in a different direction", and has only guaranteed record producer L.A. Reid a place on the panel next year.   The second season of "X Factor" is set to debut la

Banky W, Wizkid, L-TIDO & Bonie to Record Title Track For MTV's SHUGA

      Nigerian artists Banky W and WizKid, South African rapper L-Tido and Bonie from P-Unit (Kenya) have been commissioned to write and perform the title track for Shuga: Love, Sex, Money - the second series of the sex and relationships drama set in Kenya. “Shuga”, a genre-defying Afro-Hip Hop-R&B-Soul-Pop hybrid has been commissioned by MTV Networks Africa in association with The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, PEPFAR (The U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief), The Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation (HFG) and the Government of Kenya as part of a ground-breaking multimedia campaign to spread the message about responsible sexual behaviour and tolerance. Star Nigerian music video director Clarence Peters will fly into Kenya in early February with Banky W, WizKid and L Tido t o record the music video for the track.  Banky W and WizKid are also making cameo appearances in the TV drama alongside Nairobi-based Nigerian Ikubese Emmanuel (a.k.a. 9con) and Kenyan singer

Music Icon Youssou N'dour Disqualified From Senegalese's Presidential Election

Youssou N'Dour and his Lawyer discussing with the press after the court judgement     Senegalese Music Icon Youssou N'Dour has been disqualified from running for upcoming presidential Election.  A  top court in senegal cleared Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade to run for a third presidential term and disqualified several opposition candidates, including  the world-famous singer .    Protests rocked the capital city of senegal on friday, after the court decision’s decisions were announced, and pro-opposition protests overturned cars and buses and stoned one policeman to death. Senegalese police have beefed up their security around the presidential palace, but one opposition leader said protesters would make the country “ungovernable.      Critics of Wade say that the Senegalese Constitution does not allow presidents to serve more than two terms in office, but the 85-year-old Wade says he took office before the 2001 term-limit law had taken effect. The five members of the C

Camilla Willams,First African-American Woman To Appear in U.S Opera Dies

         Camilla Williams , believed to be the first African American woman to appear with a major U.S.opera company, has died. She was 92.     Williams died Sunday at her home in Bloomington, Ind., according to her attorney, Eric Slotegraaf. She died of complications from cancer, said Alain Barker, a spokesman for the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where Williams was a professor emeritus of voice.    Williams' debut with the New York City Opera on May 15, 1946, was thought to make her the first African American woman to appear with a major U.S. opera company and came nearly nine years before Marian Anderson became the first African American singer to appear at New York's more prestigious Metropolitan Opera.

The Song That Nigeria Wrote by Banky W

   "Every Country has the Government that it deserves" - Joseph Marie de Maistre (French Philosopher)   Despite the fact that more than seventy percent of Nigerians live on less than $2 per day; the first thing the Government did in 2012 was to make life harder by almost tripling the price of fuel. Invariably, the cost of food, transportation, etc.. all went up, and yet the basic income/salary of the average Nigerian stayed the same.          No matter how you look at it, it's unfair. If the Govt took steps to make life a little better for its citizens; if we had electricity, or Security, etc.. it wouldn't be so bad. If they invested in refineries, so that we could refine/produce our own oil products, we wouldn't be buying our own oil back at exorbitant prices, and there would be no need to subsidize fuel. For some of us, the Fuel Subsidy Removal was just the straw that broke the camel's back. In a Country already plagued with decades of unresolved problems,

Grammy Awards Promo Photos -LL COOL J,Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift team up

     Rapper Nicki Minaj and singer Taylor swift   joined the host of 2012 Grammy awards ,rapper LL COOL J for the Grammys promotional photoshoot.  The 54th  Grammy Awards  will be held on February 12,  2012  at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Check out more photos below Nicki and LL COOL J Taylor Swift and LL COOL J

Singer Kefee's Ex-Husband,Alec Godwin Re-Marries (Photos)

    Popular Gospel singer Kefee 's ex husband, Alec Godwin got married last weekend to his lover .The white and traditional wedding was organized with friends and family in attendance.        Alec who is a record producer and label owner was married to singer Kefee between 2005 and 2008.They seperated due to irreconcilable differences . Happy Married life to the new couple!!!!

Tinie Tempah Crowned Best-Dressed Man by GQ Magazine,Chris Brown Worst Dressed

Tinie Tempah     Nigerian-British rapper  Tinie Tempah   has been crowned 2012 best-dressed Man by GQ Magazine . The Plumstead rapper who is credited with possessing a ''true passion for elegance and proportions"is ranked number one,followed by mohawk-sporting Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli and Matt Smith.British actor Idris elba is the seventh best dressed man.     The Duke of Cambridge prince william who  made his debut at number 27 in GQ magazine's ranking of 50 Best-Dressed Men in 2011  dropped out of the annual list while hi s brother Prince Harry is 25th ,down from fifth place last year and his father, the Prince of Wales, is 50th.    The worst-dressed list is topped by R&B star  Chris Brown. THE GQ BEST-DRESSED MEN LIST 2012 - TOP 10 1. Tinie Tempah 2. Mario Balotelli 3. Matt Smith 4. Robert Pattinson 5. Andrew Garfield 6. Henry Cavill 7. Idris Elba 8. Christian Bale 9. Sergio Pizzorno 10. Ian Brown Worst-Dressed 1. Chris Brown 2. St

Ramsey Nouah Stars In Ghanaian Movie "Hotel Babylon"- See Teaser

   Nollywood star actor, Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah starred in a Ghanaian movie titled Hotel Babylon last year .      Ramsey played the lead role in the movie produced and directed by young ghanaian film maker ,Kobi Rana .He  got injured on the set of the movie  while trying a stunt  and   could not immediately get up on his feet   .The movie has not been released but the teaser is out.You can chek it out below.

Video:Lynxxx -Ice Cream Factory ft Enze

   Rapper Lynxxx has released the video for his song Ice Cream Factory featuring singer Enze,Check out the video directed by Tom Robson below.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ban their kids from Googling them

Brad and angelina at the Screen Guild Awards Last night       A-List Couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have banned their Six children from looking them up online . Brad told a German Magazine  "On all the kids' computers we had our names blocked. They can't Google their mom and dad." The  Star actor who puts a similar ban on his screen daughter in the  Boxoffice hit movie Moneyball  added: "I don't want to make myself dependent on what people think."    Brad revealed that his children want him to wed Jolie, 35  He said: "We're getting a lot of pressure from the kids. They ask a lot."     The Couple has six children together: Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, twins Knox and Vivienne, 3 .

'The Help' Leads Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners- Full Winners List

                    The Help Cast-Chris Lowell, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Allison Janney and Viola Davis     The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guils Awards took place last night in Los Angeles .  Three of the five film awards was handed to performers in the 1960s civil rights drama "The Help'.       The cast of the film received the group's top honor, the SAG ensemble award. Viola Davis was named best lead actress and Octavia Spencer best supporting actress for their roles as black maids in the adaptation of the bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett.  Complete list of winners  MOVIES: Best Actor:  Jean Dujardin , "The Artist" Best Actress:  Viola Davis , "The Help" Best Supporting actor:  Christopher Plummer , "Beginners." Best Supporting actress:  Octavia Spencer , "The Help." Best Cast: "The Help" Stunt ensemble:  Harry porter and the deadly hallow Part 2 TELEVISION: Best Actor in a movie or miniseries:  Paul Giamatti

Survival story 'The Grey' Tops Weekend Box Office

  Survival story" The Grey" starring Liam Neeson topped the weeked movie box office charts with an estimated $20 Million.     The Grey knocked last week chart topper , "Underworld: Awakening," to second place. The vampire and werewolf sequel starring Kate Beckinsale brought in $12.5 million from Friday through Sunday. New Katherine Heigl comedy "One for the Money" finished third with $11.8 million. TopTen BoxOffice Movies 1.The Grey -$20M 2.Underworld:Awakening-$12.5M 3.One for the Money-$11.8M 4.Red Tails-$10.4M 5.Man on a Ledge-$8.25M 6.Extremely Loud and incredibly close-$7.145 7.The Descendants -$6.55 8.Contraband -$6.5M 9.Beauty and the beast-$5.34M 10.Haywire-$4M

Madonna's Charity Set to Build 10 Schools in Malawi

     American Singer-Songwriter Madonna is ready to built ten schools in southern african country,Malawi .       Nearly six years after it was created,  Madonna 's  Raising Malawi  charity is set to break ground on the construction of schools in the impoverished country, but they will be run by the local community, not the superstar's organization.       According to organizers, work on the first school will start on March 30 in the Kasungu area, about 80 miles from the capital of Lilongwe, and all of the schools should be built by June 2013. Raising Malawi is providing $300,000 to the non-governmental organization buildOn to develop the schools. They'll serve about 1,000 boys and girls in the southern African nation.   "This remains a very big priority in my life and I am excited that with the help of buildOn we can maintain our ongoing commitment to move forward efficiently," Madonna said in a statement provided to The Associated Press.

D'Banj :MTV Iggy's Artist of the Week Nominee

    Nigerian music superstar D'banj is one of the artists nominated for this week's MTV iggy's artist of the week .Othe r artists are iyadede,lady leshur,lulina, himuro yoshiteru.      On tuesday morning ,artist with the  most votes will be featured on the MTV Iggy homepage marquee along with a tell-all interview.    MTV Iggy   is a  MTV brand focused on global music and pop culture , looking out  for amazing musicians that will be the next world music stars. Last September , Nneka was named one of the best 12 female emcees dominating mics everywhere by MTV iggy. Vote for our own here

Christina Aguilera,Stevie Wonder,Al.Sharpton Honour Etta James at LA Funeral

     Hundreds of mourners gathered at a Los Angeles-area church on Saturday to remember rhythm-and-blues singer  Etta James , saying she overcame great personal and professional hurdles to sing "the times that she lived."     During a two-hour service that featured performances by pop stars  Stevie Wonder  and  Christina Aguilera , the  Rev. Al Sharpton eulogized James as a woman who rose from a tough childhood and poured her pain into her music. Aguilera performed a version of "At Last," James' show-stopping hit and best-known song.      James died at 73 at a  Riverside, California , hospital on January 20 from complications of leukemia, prompting numerous tributes from artists and musicians who were influenced by her work, including  Mariah Carey  and Aretha Franklin. Christiana Anguilera performing Stevie wonder perfoming Video of Christina performing "At Last "

Chris Brown to Perform at the Grammys Since 2009 Incident with Rihanna

     R&B Superstar Chris Brown is coming back to the grammys since the 2009 incident with his ex-girlfriend, Pop singer Rihanna .       E! online reports that Chris brown who has not appeared  at the grammys since 2009 because of his alleged attack on Rihanna will appear and perform at the 2012 grammy awards.      Rihanna has been confirmed to perform with coldplay.other artists billed to perform are  Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, the Band Perry, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.     The award ceremony will take place in Los Angeles, february 12 ,to be hosted by Rapper LL COOL  J.Nigerian afrobeat singer  Femi Kuti was nominated in the World Music Category.

Video:Olu Maintain- NAWTi

   Olu Maintain has released the video for his single Nawti .The video was shot in the states and  features  Natalie Nunn  , an American  model ,video vixen and a cast of Bad girls club season (4).check out the video below

Yvonne Chaka Chaka Becomes First African Woman to Receive World Economic Forum's Crystal Award

                     Yvonne chaka chaka performing at World economic forum in switzerland   South-african singer dubbed the princess of africa Yvonne chaka chaka has become the first   woman to receive the world Economic forum's Crystal award.   Chaka who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' Roll Back Malaria Partnership, was presented the award  during the opening ceremony of the forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday. Arch Bishop Desmond tutu at the Annual World Economic forum  "For many years Yvonne has used her voice to draw attention to the causes that will change the lives of millions, from ending apartheid to improving maternal and child health," Hilde Schwab, co-founder of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, who presented the award, said in a statement. Yvonne chaka chaka hugs Desmond tutu at WEF  In a statement released on Yvonne chaka chaka's website, She said :  I am truly honoured to be th