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Burna Boy nabs second Grammy Award nomination for ‘Twice As Tall’

Nigerian superstar singer Burna Boy has landed his second Grammy nomination thanks to his “Twice As Tall” album.   The singer was nominated under the World Music Album alongside other entertainers like Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar and Tianariwen. This is the second year in a row that the singer is getting a nomination in this category. He snagged his ...

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Mississippi’s Asya Branch wins Miss USA 2020 (video)

  Crowns and sashes weren’t the only accessories on display Monday as 51 masked hopefuls assembled in Memphis to compete for the title of Miss USA.   The pageant kicked off with some banter between hosts Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and Allie LaForce, who joked that Miss USA has been “dominating the news cycle” this week. “You can’t even turn on the ...

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Bolivians dig up bodies of loved ones, decorate them to celebrate Day of Skulls in what has been a ritual

Bolivians celebrated the Day of Skulls, or Dia de las Ñatitas, over the weekend, a colorful tradition rooted in ancient indigenous beliefs that is meant to bring good fortune and protection by honoring the dead.   Known as ‘ñatitas’ the skulls are decorated and paraded to the General Cemetery in La Paz, Bolivia, a week after All Saints Day and after ...

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Photos from Kiddwaya’s welcome party in Benue state

                                                                       Kidd Waya, a former housemate of the Big Brother Naija Season 5, lockdown Edition has visited his hometown, Benue state and he was welcomed by many. Amazingly, he was received by the wife of Benue State Governor, Mrs Ortom. See more photos below…    

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Regina Daniel’s mother bags chieftaincy title in Delta (Photos)

                                                 Regina Daniel’s mother, Rita Daniels has bagged a chieftaincy title in Ogwashi-uku Kingdom, Delta state.  The actress shared photos from her installation ceremony on her instagram page. While sharing the photos she wrote; ”All thanks to God for a successful Chieftaincy installation Ceremony Yesterday. (OCHIUDO OF OGWASHI-UKU KIINGDOM)”                                                                                                 

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Lewandowski named UEFA men’s player of the year

Robert Lewandowski was named UEFA men’s player of the year on Thursday following a superb season in which he won the treble with Bayern Munich.   Lewandowski was at the Champions League group draw in Geneva to receive the award, just weeks after Bayern won the 2019/20 edition of the competition. The Poland striker scored 55 goals in 47 games ...

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BBNaija 2020: Laycon receives N30m cash prize, car & house key, others (Photos)

Laycon receives N30million cash prize. PHOTO:/Twitter@BBNaija   Winner of the Big Brother Naija Lockdown season, Olamilekan Agbeleshe popularly called Laycon by his fans have been presented a cash prize of N30 million. Laycon was presented with the cash prize on Wednesday at the live prize presentation event. He was also presented with the key to a Sport Utility Vehicle from ...

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Idris Elba and wife, Sabrina Dhowre welcome baby boy

                                          Congratulations are in order for Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre as the couple recently welcomed their first child together.   While promoting his new film, Concrete Cowboy, at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, the 48-year-old actor confirmed ...

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Devout Shiite Muslims including children are left covered in blood as part of Ashura commemorations (Photos)

Devout Shiite pilgrims were left covered in blood as they struck themselves with swords and chains during the mourning procession to mark the day of Ashura in the holy city of Najaf.  Ashura, on the 10th day of the mourning month of Muharram, commemorates the killing of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Hussein at the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD ...

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Chinese beer lovers ditch face masks and flaunt social-distancing rules as they celebrate Asia’s largest beer festival

Thousands of Chinese beer lovers left their face masks and virus worries behind to gather in large crowds and raise a much-needed glass as the largest booze festival in Asia opened. China has largely brought the coronavirus outbreak under control through a series of lockdowns and restrictions, and the small number of cases reassured beer-lovers to turn out at the ...

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COVID-19: Emmy awards ceremony to be held online due to pandemic

A day after announcing nominations for the Emmy Awards, the Television Academy on Wednesday informed top nominees that the ceremony in September will be held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was expected given the restrictions and lockdowns imposed since the virus outbreak which has wreaked havoc in the entertainment industry. The Emmys television’s equivalent of the Oscars ...

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#BBNaija: Meet the 2020 BBNaija Lockdown housemates

The housemates of the 2020 Big Brother Naija Lockdown edition have been officially unveiled today, July 19.   The housemates who come from different states across the country, will be contesting for the grand prize of N30 million; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home ...

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Lady marries fiancé right on his hospital bed despite being involved in a serious accident three days to their wedding [photos]

A young couple in Burundi’s northern city of Kirundo, Burundi have surprised many by proceeding with their wedding plans despite the groom being involved in a serious accident three days earlier. Charlotte Mukantwari married Gabin Ndayizigiye at the hospital where he was being treated following a motorcycle accident on 30 June. She has been at his bedside since the accident ...

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Over 100 test positive for covid-19 after attending wedding of groom battling the virus, then his funeral when he died

More than 100 people have tested positive for coronavirus in India after attending the wedding and then funeral of the groom, who reportedly tied the knot while ill with the disease. Officials in Bihar state said Wednesday the 26-year-old groom had symptoms of the deadly virus when he got married on June 15. He died two days later. “So far ...

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Dele Momodu throws it back to when Sir Shina Peters and Encomium publisher, Kunle Bakare played the role of Bestman at his wedding

It didn’t just start today. Dele Momodu strictly rolls with personalities. At his wedding, he made then reigning king of music, Sir Shina Peters his best man and ofcus a man on top of his game in media, his excellency, Kunle Bakare his best man too. Throwing it all back this evening, Momodu wrote; ”Amazing throwback: Bestman SIR SHINA PETERS, ...

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