Grammy award winning Nigerian artists, Burna Boy and Wizkid have been nominated each for the 2021 BET Awards, the company announced. “We are back and excited to bring culture’s biggest night, the 2021 ‘BET Awards,’ safely back to Los Angeles to celebrate this year’s incredible roster of nominees,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. “We broke ground as one of the first official award shows to move forward during the global pandemic and we are ready to take our pioneer status to the next level with the return of an audience to celebrate the best and brightest creative minds in the entertainment industry.”
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has on Thursday announced the suspension of the licence of Human Rights Radio for recurring unethical conduct. The announcement was made in a statement following a meeting between the commission and the CEO of the radio station, Ahmed Isah who also hosts the popular Brekete Family Show. Isah, popularly known as ‘Ordinary President’ had been caught in a BBC documentary assaulting an interviewee who was accused of setting her niece on fire. The commission disclosed that it had reviewed the events and the radio host was in clear violation of the broadcasting code and had betrayed the confidence entrusted to him.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has announced the birth of a baby girl after she shared a photograph of herself cradling the newborn’s feet in her hands on Instagram. In the caption, Campbell wrote: “A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother. So honoured to have this gentle soul in my life there are no words to describe the lifelong bond that I now share with you, my angel. There is no greater love."
American rapper, Donald Glover, popularly known as “Childish Gambino” is being sued by rapper “Kidd Wes” for alleged copyright infringement, saying the Grammy-winning hit song “This Is America” was lifted from him. The complaint was filed by Emelike Nwosuocha (Kidd Wes) in New York citing “nearly-identical unique rhythmic, lyrical, and thematic compositional and performance content contained in the chorus – or ‘hook’ –sections that are the centerpieces of both songs.”
Stefani Germanotta, a popular US singer better known as Lady Gaga, has revealed that she had a “total psychotic break” after a sexual assault at 19 left her pregnant. The 35-year-old singer spoke on her experience with rape for the umpteenth time when she featured on ‘The Me You Can’t See’, an AppleTV+ docuseries, co-created by Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey. Gaga spoke through tears as she recounted the moment an unnamed producer demanded she takes her clothes off before threatening to burn her music. "I was 19 years old, and I was working in the business, and a producer said to me, 'Take your clothes off,'" she recalled. “I said, ‘No,’ and I left, and they told me they were going to burn all my music,” And they didn't stop. They didn't stop asking me, and then I just froze and I just ... I don't even remember,” she said.