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Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has added another achievement in her career as her novel 'Half of a Yellow Sun' has been voted the best book of the Women's Prize for Fiction. The author in a statement thanked the prize for the award, saying "I'm especially moved to be voted Winner of Winners because this is the prize that first brought a wide readership to my work - and has also introduced me to the work of many talented writers." "Our aim has always been to promote and celebrate the classics of tomorrow today and to build a library of exceptional, diverse, outstanding international fiction written by women," she said.

#EndSARS: Davido, Tuface, Burna Boy, Kanu, Sam Adeyemi, 45 Others Sued Over Protest

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A criminal complaint has on Monday been filed before a Chief Magistrate's court in Abuja against 50 persons including Nigerian singers Innocent Idibia known as Tuface, Damini Ogulu 'Burna Boy', David Adeleke 'Davido', ex-football legend, Kanu Nwankwo for their alleged involvement in the #EndSARS protest which took place in October across the country. The complainant, Kenechukwu Okeke, a human rights activist alleged that during the riot, valuables were destroyed, saying active promoters of the protest be brought to justice.

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Nigerian Artists Davido, and Burna Boy among other African musicians have been nominated for the 7th edition of the Annual African Muzik Magazine Awards and Music Festival (AFRIMMA) which will be a virtual ceremony due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. AFRIMMA music award ceremony celebrates African artists and talents across the world, promoting African culture. This year's ceremony themed "Destination Africa" has deserving nominees which include Diamond Platnumz, Aya Nakamura, Soraia Ramos, Master KG, Oxlade, J Derobie, and Zeynab among others.

'The Avengers' Star Scarlett Johansson Marries Fiancé In New York

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Scarlett Ingrid Johansson American actress and singer tied the knot with her fiancé Colin Jost over the weekend in an intimate ceremony in Palisades, New York after dating for two years. The happy couple who got engaged in May 2019 wedded in a low-key ceremony with their immediate family and loved ones following Covid-19 safety precautions. The good news was shared on the Instagram page of meals on wheels, a US-based charity for elderly people, when it posted a picture of the Staten Island Ferry with aluminum cans tied to the black.

The second runner-up in the just concluded Big Brother Naija show (lockdown Edition), Rebecca Hampson, popularly referred to as Nengi, has disclosed why she did not sleep with any man during the reality show. The former Diva queen who is a native of Bayelsa state while speaking with media personality, Hero Daniel, said she deliberately decided not to share her bed with any man right from the beginning of the competition.

Burna Boy, Rema Bag MTV EMA Nominations

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Nigeria's Burna Boy and Rising star, Rema have been nominated for the 2020 MTV EMA awards for the 'Best African Act' category, celebrating the 27th edition of the EMAs on November 8th, 2020. Burna Boy who won the same category in 2019 thanked his fans and appreciated the network for the recognition, saying " A big thank you to my MTV family for nominating me again for this award and to my fans all over the world for listening to and supporting my music." Other African musicians nominated in the same category include Uganda's Sheebah, Gaz Mawete from DR Congo, and South Africa's Kabza de Small, Master KG, and DJ Maphorisa. Speaking on the nominations, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Monde Twala said, "The 2020 MTV EMAs is one of the biggest entertainment stages in the world and this year's African nominees are undoubtedly making their presence felt globallly. This affirms our commitment to ensuring that we continue to celebrate our diverse talent on international platforms. Congratulations to all our African nominees on this achievement."

Bobby Brown Son Dies At 28

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Bobby Brown Jr, the son of singer Bobby Brown, has been found dead at his home in Los Angeles, the 28 years old kicked the bucket five years after the death of his half-sister Bobbi Kristina and eight years after his stepmother Whitney Houston had drowned in a bathing tub.

Lil Wayne Faces Weapon Possession Charges In Florida

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Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. better known by his stage name Lil Wayne, an American rapper, singer, and actor has been charged with one count of possession of firearm and ammunition as a felon, on Tuesday in Florida. A search of Lil Wayne's gulfstream private jet in 2019 at Opa-Locka Executive Airport in Miami, revealed a gold-plated handgun in his luggage, which he is prohibited from owning due to prior criminal convictions. He previously spent eight months at Rikers Island jail on a weapons charge. He pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a weapon in connection with a gun that was found on his tour bus in Manhattan in 2007. Lil Wayne if convicted is looking at up to 10 years imprisonment due to the federal offense.

Schwarzenegger Says He Is Feeling Ok After Undergoing Heart Surgery

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Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday said he was feeling fantastic after undergoing a heart surgery over the weekend.

Coronavirus Didn’t Stopped Me From Creating Good Songs – Cricifix

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Crucifix revealed that his inspiration to write and produce music comes from a variety of sources like personal experience and social happenings around him. The star singer, Oscar Chibuike is also known as Crucifix said African women are the biggest influence of his music content.

Bbnaija Lockdown: You Are Number 200 On Men List After Me – Nengi Chide Ozo

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Big Brother Naija Housemate, Nengi, has trashed any possibility of falling into the hand of her fellow housemate, Ozo romantically. Nengi taunted Ozo that the list of men who are struggling for her attention is beyond Ozo imagination and he would find it difficult to make it. The young damsel made this statement last night, saying, “number 200 and something on the list” of men asking her out.

Robert Pattinson Finally Replaces Ben Affleck As Batman In First Teaser

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Gotham has a new vigilante as Robert Pattinson’s upcoming Batman movie has become one of the most anticipated DC movies since Aquaman in 2018. The film which was originally supposed to be released on June 21st, 2021 - Production halted due to the pandemic, but surprising to some the teaser footage was beyond doubt the best.

President Buhari Arrives Kebbi For 2020 Argungu Festival

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President MuhammaduBuhari arrives Kebbi state to witness the 2020 Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival (AIFCF). Top officials of the state led by governor AbubakarAtikuBaguduwere prompt at the airport to receive President Buharion his arrival. Mr President is, however, expected to only partake in the agriculture fair of the programme, an integral part of the annual four-day festival and thereafter depart the state.

Argungu International Fishing Festival Holds After 10 Years

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The Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival (AIFCF) 2020 gets underway today March, 11, hosted by Kebbi state, after 10 years of being suspended owing to the insurgency.

Smuggled Nigerian Sculpture Returned By Mexican Authorities

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The government of Mexico in a display of good faith has brought back an ancient Ile-Ife bronze sculpture to Nigeria following its seizure by customs officials at the Mexico City International airport. The sculpture is believed to date back to the 6th Century from the south-western region of Nigeria. The above information was revealed in a press statement obtained on Mexico’s website on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Golden Globes 2020: Joaquin Phoenix Wins Best Actor For Joker

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Joaquin Phoenix won a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture drama on Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif for his role as Joker in the titled Movie.

Google Celebrates Buchi Emecheta On Her Posthumous Birthday

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Giant search engine, Google on Sunday celebrated Nigerian novelist BuchiEmecheta with its Doodle on what would have been her 75th birthday.Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the company'slogo on its homepages and is intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures world over.

Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” Ranked 5th on BBC’s 100 Stories that Shaped the World

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Nigerian literary giant, Chinua Achebe’s novel “Things Fall Apart” has been ranked top 5 of BBC’s The 100 Stories that Shaped the World. According to BBC culture, a poll was conducted with about 108 authors, critics, academics, journalists and translators across 35 countries to nominate five fictional stories that have influenced history.