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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

Cissy Houston, Mariah Carey ,Brandy Pay Tribute To Whitney Houston at the BET Awards

Cissy Houston pays tribute to daighter whitney houston at the BET Awards          Late Whitney Houston was remembered Sunday night with a tribute at the BET Awards. Cissy Houston's tribute to her late daughter was the emotional highlight of the ceremony      Mariah Carey introduced the segment by noting the perceived rivalry between the two singers, who collaborated on "When You Believe," their Oscar-winning song from the 1998 animated film The Prince of Egypt.     " We got to spend a lot of time together as we promoted it, and we really got to know each other as people, not divas," she said, noting that Houston was "a hilarious person, with a cutting sense of humor. She was real and kept it real, and that's why we got along so well. If you really knew Whitney, you coudln't help but love her."   Mariah carey pays tribute to whitney houston        She said the last time she was with Houston was in London about a year ago,

Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks' 'Celebrate' Video Released

   The official video for the upbeat " Celebrate ," which the late whitney houston recorded with co-star Jordin Sparks for their film, "Sparkle,"has just been released .Celebrate is the final song recorded by the late legend and it showcases Sparks and her co-stars enjoying an evening at home.          Houston was absent, though the  footage was blended with video of her role in the movie: she plays the single mother of an aspiring vocal trio (Sparks, Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter).  Sparkle will be in theatres August 17.Watch the video below

Whitney Houston's Mother' Cissy Houston' To Perform Tribute At BET Awards

Cissy Houston and whitney houston        The Late Whitney Houston 's mother , Cissy Houston will perform a tribute to honour daughter at the 2012 BET Awards .       Cissy was recently added to the list of performers of the award to be hosted by samuel L. Jackson on july 1,2012 and will be joined on stage by many top female singers .      MMG leader Rick Ross and his artists Meek Mill and wale ,Kanye west's G.O.O.D Music, D'angelo have also been  added to previously announced performers .  The  BET Awards  airs live from The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 

Whitney Houston's Last Record 'Celebrate' From Sparkle Released [Listen]

Whitney Houston and Jordin sparks        Late Music icon , Whitney Houston 's final recording has been  released. The song, "Celebrate," is a duet with singer Jordin Sparks  produced by R. Kelly   from Houston's last movie, a remake of the film "Sparkle."       The song will be available on iTunes June 5. Sparks performed a tribute to Houston Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards, singing "I Will Always Love You" as Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina wiped away tears.      Houston's death in February at age 48 came as the singer had been attempting a comeback and had finished filming "Sparkle. "Sparkle" opens in theaters August 17.    The uptempo track features disco beats and a positive message, as Sparks and Houston sing lyrics such as " I'm going to celebrate, celebrate you ." Sparks throws in " We love you Whitney " at the end of the song. Listen below

Chaka Khan to Perform Whitney Houston's tribute at Apollo Theatre

Chaka khan & Whitney houston     Grammy award-winning singer Chaka Khan will perform a tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the Apollo Theater's gala and awards ceremony.      The historic Harlem theater confirmed Friday that the "I Feel for You" singer will perform in her friend's memory. Lionel Richie and the late Etta James will be inducted into the theater's hall of fame during the June 4 gala.      Soul Train creator Don Cornelius and songwriter Nick Ashford will also be honored posthumously. Richie's first Apollo appearance was in the early 1970s. The "Hello" singer says he's thrilled to be chosen for the hall of fame. James was known for ballads like "At Last." She performed at the Apollo in 1957 and again in the 1960s. Past inductees include Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin.

Whitney Houston To Receive BillBoard Millenium Award

       Late music icon , Whitney Houston will be honored posthumously with the Billboard Millennium Award in a tribute performed by Jordin Sparks and John Legend at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas .     Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and sister-in-law, Pat Houston, will make a special appearance to accept the award in her honor.     The tribute is a fitting role for singer/actress Sparks, who plays Houston's daughter in the upcoming remake of the film "Sparkle," which hits theaters in August.      Houston, who died Feb. 11 at age 48, holds the distinction of being the first artist ever to have seven consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 and over the course of her career notched four No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, including "The Bodyguard" soundtrack.      Her biggest hit, "I Will Always Love You," spent 14 weeks atop the charts in 1993.      She earned 16 Billboard Music Awards, and has sold 170 million co

Whitney Houston's Family Planning Reality TV Show

Whitney and daugher bobbi    A reality show featuring Whitney Houston 's relatives, including daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother Cissy, is in the works. Houston representative Kristen Foster confirmed the Lifetime show, " The Houston Family Chronicles, " on Friday.       It will focus on Pat Houston who is taking care of whitney's only daughter bobbi kristina , sister-in-law and manager of the late singer.The show promises to feature Bobbi Kristina and Cissy, as well as Houston's cousin Dionne Warwick, gospel singer CeCe Winans and other members of the Houston family.     Whitney houston's mom Cissy Houston, also a singer, put out her first new music in over a decade on iTunes this week. Cissy, Gary and Bobbi Kristina are expected to appear Saturday in Newark, N.J., at a gospel tribute to the late superstar as part of the annual McDonald's Gospelfest concert.

Bobby Brown and Fiancee Set Wedding Date

Bobby and Alicia           Bobby brown ,R&B star and ex-husband of music icon whitney houston is ready to get married to his longtime partner Alicia Etheridge .    Bobby and his band New Edition will be performing in the beautiful island of Hawaii, so he went ahead and set an accompanying wedding date for him and his fiancée.Bobbi and Alicia have been engaged since 2010 and have one child together .     The wedding will take place during the weekend of June 15th and Brown has said that for his "big day," he will be flying out some friends and family to attend the ceremony.

Don't Blame Me For Whitney's Death-Bobby Brown Finally Speaks

     Whitney Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown struck back at claims he was responsible for getting the pop star hooked on drugs or that he somehow played a role in her cocaine-fueled death in February.     "I'm not the one that got Whitney on drugs, at all," Brown said in an interview to be aired this week on the "Today" show on U.S. television network NBC. "I'm not the reason she's gone ," he added.     In his first TV interview since the singer died, Brown, 43, told "Today" show host  Matt Lauer  that he had been off drugs for seven years and was hurt to hear that Houston had been using cocaine.    " I was hurt ... because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years - I felt that she was, you know, I didn't know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time, you know - listen, it's a hard fight," he said.     Brown said drugs were part of Houston's life before he met her

Cissy Houston Writing a Tell-All Book About Daughter Whitney

Cissy and whitney     Cissy Houston ,the mother of the late R&B superstar Whitney houston is getting ready to release a tell-all book about daughter. New York times reports  Cissy met with publishers in New York this week to shop a book about her daughter,    Affectionately calling her daughter “Nippy,” her childhood nickname, and appearing emotionally and physically drained, Ms. Houston met with publishers in a suite at the St. Regis Hotel.   Ms. Houston, 78, described the book as the real and definitive story of her daughter, the pop legend who died on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills at the age of 48.    Talking about the book proposal to publishers, Ms. Houston seemed eager to set straight what she called “lies” about her daughter that have circulated in public discussion about her. “She said, ‘ There are so many lies out there and I want to dispel all of those lies, ’” one publishing executive said.“ It’s going to be the bad, it’s going to be the good ,” .   The book

Bobby Brown Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Charges,Banned From Taking Alcohol

                                                                           Singer Bobby Brown pleaded not guilty Monday to three misdemeanor charges related to driving under the influence. Brown pled not guilty in a Van Nuys courtroom on Monday morning to the charges. He allegedly blew a .12, but the legal limit in California is .08. The judge ordered Brown not to consume any alcohol until the case is resolved.        Brown, 43, Ex-husband of  late pop diva Whitney Houston, was pulled over March 26 in Reseda after he was spotted talking on his cellphone. After taking a field sobriety test, he was arrested and charged. He faces charges of driving under the influence, driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08% and driving with a suspended license, according to prosecutors. He faces a maximum of a year in county jail if convicted.

Whitney Houston's Final Autopsy Report:Cocaine Found/Chronic Drug Abuse

  Whitney Houston  was found face-down in a bathtub with cocaine in her system and  drug paraphernalia  on the bathroom counter nearby, investigators revealed in the singer's final autopsy report released Wednesday.   The report delivered a grim accounting of Houston's final hours nearly three months ago. The singer complained of a sore throat before an assistant suggested she take a bath before the start of a pre-Grammy Awards gala. By the time the assistant returned, Houston had drowned and was lying face down in the tub.    Investigators who scoured the room later found in the bathroom a "spoon with a white crystal like substance in it," and a white powdery substance in a drawer and on a mirror, according the report.     Toxicology results also showed Houston had marijuana, Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril, and the allergy medication Benadryl in her system, but none are considered factors in her death.     The report provides a sad footnote to Houston's li

Whitney Houston Stars In Last Movie 'Sparkle" [Official Trailer]

whitney houston on the set of sparkle last november    Stage 6 films has just released the trailer for sparkle ,the last movie whitney houston starred in before her death.      Sparkle is a remake of the 1976 film of the same name, which centered on three singing teenage sisters from Harlem who form a girl group in the late 1950s. The remake takes place in Detroit, Michigan in the 1960s during the Motown era.     The film stars Jordin Sparks, Derek Luke, Whitney Houston, Mike Epps, Cee Lo Green, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Vickie Winans and Omari Hardwick.Sparkle marks Whitney Houston's fourth and final feature film role,who died on February 11, 2012, three months after filming ended. The film will be dedicated to her memory. Synposis    Musical prodigy Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance

Whitney Houston's Daughter 'Bobbi Kristina' Gets Role in Tyler Perry Sitcom

   Whitney Houston's only daughter Bobbi Kristina has reportedly landed a role in Tyler perry 's sitcom " For Better For Worse" .      This will be the first major role for the aspiring actress who has been taken under the wing of Perry, who spoke at the late singer’s funeral last month, and given the 19-year-old a reoccurring role in the TBS Show, which has been picked up for a second season.      Bobbi Kristina will reportedly play the daughter of one of the stylists who works in the salon run by Angela Williams, played by  Tasha Smith .    The hit series is based on Perry’s big screen blockbusters,  Why Did I Get Married?  and  Why Did I Get Married Too?

Bobby Brown Charged With DUI After Previous Arrest,Could Be Jailed

      Bobby brown was charged Wednesday with three misdemeanor charges including drunken driving, two days after his afternoon arrest in suburban Los Angeles.   Brown faces two DUI-related counts and another charge that he was driving on a suspended license.One of the counts alleged the R&B singer had a blood alcohol level of more than .08, which is the level at which is presumed to be driving under the influence.      The agency said Brown was initially stopped because he was seen talking on a cellphone without a hands-free unit, but the officer suspected the singer was impaired. Brown failed a field sobriety test, according to the CHP.    Brown faces up to six months in jail on the DUI counts if convicted. His first court appearance is scheduled for April 16.

Bobby Brown Arrested in L.A For Driving Under the Influence

    R&B singer Bobby Brown ,the ex-husband of late singer whitney houston was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence.    Brown, 43, was pulled over shortly after noon for talking on his cellphone while driving in the suburb of Reseda. Police suspected he had been drinking and he failed a sobriety test, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Mitzi Fierro.Brown was booked and briefly jailed before being released. The singer will likely face formal charges at a later date.

Whitney Houston's Autopsy Results Revealed- Cocaine Found In Her System

      Whitney Houston  was a chronic cocaine user who had the drug in her system when she drowned in a hotel bathtub, coroner's officials said Thursday after releasing autopsy findings that also noted heart disease contributed to her death.   The disclosure ended weeks of speculation about what killed the Grammy-winning singer on Feb. 11 on the eve of the Grammy Awards . Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and her death was ruled accidental. Several bottles of prescription medications were found in her hotel room, but coroner's officials said there weren't excessive quantities. " We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure, " Patricia Houston, the singer's sister-in-law and manager, wrote in a statement to The Associated Press.    Beverly Hills police said in a statement there was no evidence of wrongdoing in connection with Houston's death.    Coroner's

Bobby Brown Wants Bobbi Kristina To Co-star In His Biopic

  Whitney Houston' s ex-Husband and R& B singer Bobby brown has written a script about his life and would like his daughter Bobbi Kristina to co-star in the movie.    The script entitled  The Bad Boy of R&B: The Bobby Brown Story  written by Bobby Brown and budding filmmaker Michael A. Pinckney  was initially being sent out to potential backers late last year but received very little interest.    Being that the script was written in 2011, it doesn’t seem like the Bobby Brown camp is trying to capitalize on Whitney’s death ,b ut after the death of Whitney Houston  on February 11, Bobby and his writing partner have had renewed attention to the project.    The filmmaker said :We [Bobby Brown and I) actually wrote the script back in November and the movie lightly touches on their life & marriage together.  We will now definitely have to go back in and revise the ending of the movie.  This is such a sensitive subject which is why we did not push the fact that we have a s

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Whitney Houston's Family [Video]

                                                                Oprah hugs bobbi kristina     Media Mogul, Oprah Winfrey sat down with whitney houston's only daughter Bobbi Kristina , Patricia Houston and other family members.    Bobbi Kristina Brown said she's " doing as good as I possibly can ", and recalled the tender last moments she shared with her superstar mother before her sudden death last month. " She's always with me," said the 19-year-old, Houston's only child and sole heir. "Her spirit is strong, it's a strong spirit. I feel her pass through me all the time". Watch the interview below.

Whitney Houston's Daughter -"I Don’t Want My Dad’s Name"

     Whitney houston's only child bobbi kristina has disclosed that she wants to change her name in order to cut all ties with her dad,bobby brown.     TMZ reports Bobbi Kristina is telling friends she's wanted to change her name for years ever since her parents split but Whitney wouldn't let her.    Now that Whitney's gone bobbi wants to finally change her name making it simply " Kristina Houston ."  Bobbi has made the decision with a sober mind and is in a "better place" than she's been in a while.     Bobbi and whitney's long time manager ,Patricia houston recently had an interview with Oprah winfrey about the late whitney houston.