Court adjourns suit challenging Funke Akindele, others’ conviction

2 min read Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday adjourned until July 21, to hear a suit challenging the legality of the conviction of Funke Akindele, her husband, Abdu-rasheed Bello, and 236 others. A Lagos-based Lawyer, Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje, had approached the court seeking a declaration that the law upon which Akindele and others were convicted was inconsistent with the 1999 constitution….

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Grammy-nominated US rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead

3 min read Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead in the US city of Los Angeles Sunday, sparking an outpouring of grief from fellow celebrities as the city’s mayor blamed “senseless gun violence.” According to local media reports, Hussle was shot in front of his own clothing store Sunday afternoon at close range, by a man who fled in a getaway car….

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Photos: Bollywood actors Singh, Deepika wed in Italy

2 min read India’s two leading Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have tied the knot in Italy, local media reported, but initially missing are photographs of the star wedding. “Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh get married in Italy in a traditional Konkani (South Indian style) ceremony,” a local news agency said. Filmmaker Karan Johar was the first among the couple’s friends…

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Kanye West: Rapper changes his name to Ye

< 1 min read Rapper Kanye West is changing his name – to Ye. Announcing the change on Twitter on Saturday, he wrote: “The being formally [sic] known as Kanye West. I am YE.” West, 41, has been nicknamed Ye for some time and used the moniker as the title for his eighth album, which was released in June. The change came ahead of…

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L’Ange de Nisida review – Donizetti premiere delivered with passion and elan

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Royal Opera House, London
Mark Elder and an outstanding cast prove that this once abandoned opera is more than a curiosity

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First s£x doll brothel opens in France, as hundreds flock to s€x club

3 min read The s3x dolls are all dressed in skimpy lingerie (Image: Getty Images Europe) The s3x club is France’s first s3x doll brothel (Image: Getty Images Europe) Images of other s3x dolls adorn the windows of the Parisian establishment. The United K’s first s3x doll brothel opened its doors in Gateshead. Lovedoll UK provide a unique ‘try before you buy’ service, which has…

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Rapper Olamide loses mum, fans mourn with him

< 1 min read Popular rapper, Olamide Adedeji, popularly known as Baddosneh, lost his mother on Tuesday, which coincidentally is his son’s birthday. The rapper announced the sad event on his Instagram page on Tuesday with a post which read, “Orisa bi Iya o si” with broken heart emojis. “There’s no idol like a mother,” Olamide wrote in Yoruba language. Olamide’s mother is survived…

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Grammys: Bruno Mars wins album, record and song of the year – as it happened

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Kesha revives subdued ceremony with #MeToo performance against sexual harassment while Hillary Clinton makes a surprise appearance

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Africa’s great musician Hugh Masekela dies

3 min read Hugh Masekela, South Africa’s trumpeter, jazz artist and music legend, is dead. He died of prolonged prostrate cancer. He was aged 78. His family first made his death known in a statement. “After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg,” Masekela’s family said in a statement. It hailed his “activist contribution” to music, which…

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Funke Akindele in Hollywood’s flick The Avengers

< 1 min read Twitter is abuzz over the appearance of Nigeria’s Nollywood star, Funke Akindele in Hollywood’s flick  Avengers: Infinity War . The film is an  American superhero film based on Marvel Comics superhero team ‘The Avengers’.   Funke played the role of a  Dora Milaje member in the film directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. In the list of the cast, she…

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