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Nigeria’s Wizkid Features Justin Bieber On “Essence” Remix

Grammy Award-winner, Wizkid has featured Canadian pop star Justin Bieber on the remix of his popular “Essence” song, which is off his “Made in Lagos” album. Recall that on Thursday, Big Wiz teased the collaboration on his Twitter page when he tweeted: “Got something special for you guys tomorrow.” Later in the day, Wizkid also made the announcement of the collaboration via an Instagram post with a poster that read, “Wizkid. Tems. Justin Bieber. Essence”. He also shared the record's cover on his social media and appreciated Wizkid for having him on the song.

Tunji Balogun Becomes New CEO Of Def Jam

Tunji Balogun, Executive Vice President of A&R for RCA Records, an American record label has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of Def Jam Records. The Nigerian-born creative executive is the founder of ‘Keep Cool’, an American RCA alongside Courtney Stewart, founder of Right Hand Music Group, A&R Jon Tanners, and Marketing executive Jared Sherman.

Rihanna, Dolly Parton Make Forbes 2021 America’s Richest Self-Made Women

Popular Singer, Rihanna has made the Forbes business magazine’s seventh annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women, among 99 other female entrepreneurs, executives and entertainers. According to the magazine, the IPOs of the 100 listed female entrepreneurs have lifted in the stock market by 31 percent since 2020.

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney For Releasing 'Black Widow'

American actress and Marvel star Scarlett Johansson has filed a lawsuit against Disney, alleging that her contract was breached when the media giant released the “Black Widow,” on its Disney+ streaming service at the same time as its theatrical debut. The film set a box office record for the Covid-19 pandemic, grossing $218m (£157m) in its first weekend, but box office receipts then fell sharply and Ms Johansson argues she was deprived of potential earnings.

Jury Selection Starts In R. Kelly’s Sex Abuse Case

R & B singer Robert Kelly, who faces a battery of sex abuse charges in several US states, appeared in court on Monday as jury selection began in his federal New York trial. All prosperous jurors will remain anonymous and be partly secluded throughout the process. Those selected for the trial will be escorted to and from court by US marshals, which is not abnormal in such high-profile trials. Federal prosecutors charged Kelly, aged 54, with leading an entourage of managers, bodyguards and others to recruit women and girls for him to have sex with and abuse, and to produce pornography, including child pornography. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to a nine-count indictment that includes accusations of rackeering, bribery, extortion and demanding “absolute commitment” from victims, isolating them from friends and family and requiring they call him “Daddy”. Prosecutors said many of the young girls recruited were under 18 years old, who among other disturbing allegations say Kellys “enterprise” facilitated sex without disclosing a sexually transmitted infection the singer had contracted.

Just In: Veteran Actress, Rachael Oniga Dies At 64

Veteran Nollywood actress, Rachael Oniga has died following a brief illness, her son Olatunji said. The actress died on Friday night, after battling Malaria and Typhoid. “She passed last night around 10pm. She had malaria and typhoid,” Olatunji disclosed.
Oniga was born on May 23, 1957 and began her acting career in 1993 with her first movie, “Onome”.

Plantashun Boiz Reunited at Sound Sultan’s Memorial

Former members of defunct Plantashun Boiz, Chibuzor Oji (Faze), Innocent Idibia (2face/ 2baba) and Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo (Blackface), reunited after years of breakup to perform one of their hit songs on Saturday in honour of late music star, Sound Sultan, at the Terra Kulture, Lagos.

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