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Cardi B’s gift for Offset’s 29th birthday was a set of keys to a very rare Lamborghini.

Cardi B surprises Offset with a Lamborghini for his 29th birthday

On Monday night — as Offset celebrated his 29th birthday — his wife Cardi B surprised him with a luxurious gift: a golden Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 11, 2020, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Six of the 2020 NBA Finals on October 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images/AFP – James, who won an NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers and formed a coalition to battle voter suppression, was named Time magazine’s 2020 Athlete of the Yea on December 10, 2020, (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Lakers’ James is TIME’s Athlete of the Year

LeBron James, who won an NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers and formed a coalition to battle voter suppression, was Thursday named Time magazine’s 2020 Athlete of the Year.
Popular American rapper Kanye West has been named Billboard‘s top Gospel Artist of 2020.

Kanye West named Billboard‘s gospel artist of the year

Popular American rapper Kanye West has been named Billboard‘s top Gospel Artist of 2020.
The Human Rights Foundation is applauding Nicki Minaj's decision to back out of a concert in Saudi Arabia.

Nicki Minaj drags Grammys over ‘Best new artist’ award

She wrote: “Never forget the Grammys did not give me my best new artist award when I had seven songs simultaneously charting on billboard and bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade and went on to inspire a generation. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver.”
Charli D’Amelio is the first TikTok creator to hit 100 million followers. She’s the first by some distance, too — only two other creators have cracked 50 million.

Charli D’Amelio hits 100 million TikTok followers

Charli D’Amelio is the first TikTok creator to hit 100 million followers. She’s the first by some distance, too — only two other creators have cracked 50 million. On TikTok, that makes her more than twice as big as Will Smith, three times as big as The Rock, four times as big as Selena Gomez, and five times as big as Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande.
FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2011 file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs at the pre-Grammy gala & salute to industry icons with Clive Davis honoring David Geffen in Beverly Hills, Calif. The late Whitney Houston has earned her third diamond certified album, becoming the first Black artist to achieve the feat. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston's 1987 sophomore album, “Whitney," has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

Whitney Houston makes history with third diamond album

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that Houston’s 1987 sophomore album, “Whitney,” has reached diamond status, which is equivalent to selling 10 million albums. Her self-titled 1985 debut album and 1992′s “The Bodyguard” soundtrack were already diamond successes, selling 13 million and 18 million units, respectively.
Screen International has unveiled Stars of Tomorrow 2020, its annual, eagerly anticipated talent showcase of the most exciting new actors, writers, directors, producers, and heads of department emerging across the UK and Ireland.

Screen unveils the 2020 Stars of Tomorrow

Screen International has unveiled Stars of Tomorrow 2020, its annual, eagerly anticipated talent showcase of the most exciting new actors, writers, directors, producers, and heads of department emerging across the UK and Ireland. Screen International...
Laycon, Big Brother Naija lockdown housemate, has revealed that he actually entered this season’s reality show to ‘catch cruise.’

#BBNaija: Why I entered Big Brother house – Laycon

Laycon, Big Brother Naija lockdown housemate, has revealed that he actually entered this season’s reality show to ‘catch cruise.’
Nigerian gospel singer-songwriter Osinachi Joseph better known as Sinach has become the first African to top the Billboard USA Christian songwriters chart.

Sinach tops Billboard USA Christian songwriters chart

Nigerian gospel singer-songwriter Osinachi Joseph better known as Sinach has become the first African to top the Billboard USA Christian songwriters chart.
Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died due to complications from coronavirus. He was 52 years old.

Gospel singer Troy Sneed dies of coronavirus

Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died due to complications from coronavirus. He was 52 years old.
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Drake breaks Beatles’ 54-year-old record

Billboard announced during the week that the rapper became the first male artist to have debuted three songs at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.
Hell was almost let loose in front of the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday as pro- and anti-Oshiomhole protesters clashed in Abuja.

APC prepares for post-Oshiomhole era

The All Progressives Congress appears to have begun preparations for life after the chairmanship of Adams Oshiomhole.
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APC crisis: Adams Oshiomhole’s banner removed as party prepares for NEC

Signs that the days of the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, are numbered further emerged on Thursday when the billboard and banner containing his picture and that of President Muhammadu Buhari was removed by the party.
Billboard has announced that YouTube streams will be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart starting early next year.

Billboard is changing its albums chart to count YouTube streams

Video streams from other platforms will also count, including Apple, Spotify, Tidal, and Vevo, and Billboard says the change will also impact genre album consumption charts, like country, Latin, and others. Billboard’s charts have historically been seen as a barometer of success within the music industry.

Davido asks fans to name upcoming album

Singer David ‘Davido’ Adeleke has asked fans to help him title his upcoming album.
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Wizkid becomes first African to hit eight million monthly listeners on Spotify

Afropop star Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has become the first African artist to hit eight million monthly streams on Spotify.
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Wizkid lands second Billboard entry with Beyoncé’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’

Afrobeat star Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has earned his second Billboard Hot entry with his feature on Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’.

Davido becomes most viewed Nigerian artist on YouTube

Afro pop star David ‘Davido’ Adeleke has become the most viewed Nigerian artist on streaming platform, YouTube.
Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads

Billboard recently reported that Amazon had entered discussions to launch an answer to Spotify’s free music streaming tier, and apparently, those talks were productive. The Seattle company today announced an ad-supported Amazon Music option that’s available through Alexa-enabled devices in the U.S.
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Lawyer: Rapper 21 Savage granted immigration bond

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was granted bond for release Tuesday after spending more than a week in federal immigration custody, but he wasn’t freed right away, his lawyer said.
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Election: INEC inaugurates team to track campaign finance

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has inaugurated an inter-agency campaign finance monitoring group ahead of the general election.
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Grammys 2019: Seun Kuti performs, loses category to Soweto Gospel Choir

Seun Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat musician, lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award.

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Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor: Abduction of Jangebe schoolgirls won’t stop my talks with bandits

As the Zamfara government says it is awaiting the release of abducted schoolgirls in Jangebe, Governor Bello Matawalle insists he will not relent in his peace process with bandits despite efforts to stop it.

Deceased Ogun monarch’s daughters sue Ogboni Society for N50 billion ‘hijack’ of corpse

Three daughters of the late the Alaye-Aba of Aba, Aiyepe, Ogun State, Oba Rauf Adebayo Raji-Suleimon, have sued the unincorporated Osugbo Society of Ijebuland (known as the Ogboni) over the alleged hijack of the late monarch’s corpse.
Nicolas Sarkozy leaves the courtroom during his trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling in Paris in December. Benoît Tessier-Reuters

Former French president jailed for corruption

The politician, 66, who was president from 2007 to 2012 was convicted on charges of corruption and influence peddling in a Paris court and handed a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.
The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother.

WTO chief accepts apology from Swiss newspaper over ‘grandmother’ remarks

The first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization on Monday welcomed an apology from a Swiss newspaper that had dismissed the seasoned international professional as a grandmother.
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President Buhari felicitates with Speaker Gbajabiamila’s mother at 91

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with prominent Lagos politician and mother of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaja Lateefat Olufunke Gbajabiamila, as she celebrates her 91st birthday on March 2nd, 2021.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 19, 2019 Pigs are pictured at Poetterhof, a species-appropriate pig farm in Brueggen, western Germany. – The Philippines on Monday reported its first cases of African swine fever, becoming the latest country hit by the disease that has killed pigs from Slovakia to China, pushing up pork prices worldwide. (Photo by INA FASSBENDER / AFP)

African swine fever detected in South Africa’s Western Cape

South Africa’s Western Cape region has reported its first cases of African swine fever at two small farms, after outbreaks in other parts of the country, the provincial head of agriculture said.

Abuja crash: Tears, emotions as NAF buries seven slain personnel

Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama, Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo, Flying Officer Michael Okpara, Warrant Officer Bassey Etim, Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi, Sergeant Ugochukwu Oluka, and Aircraftman Adewale Johnson died on Sunday, 21 February 21 in Abuja while on active duty in service to their Fatherland.

Ooni unveils ‘herbal remedy’ for coronavirus

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has unveiled a series of traditional medicines, made from local herbs, that boost the human’s immune system against infectious diseases, including the rampaging Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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DHQ warns against obstructing vehicles conveying food from north to south

The defence headquarters has warned individuals who obstruct the movement of goods from one part of the country to the other to desist from such acts or face the wrath of the law.
A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia.

Former Manchester United player diagnosed with dementia

A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. Confirming this through a statement, his family asked that attention be paid to the occurrence of this amongst today’s crop of players.