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Joe Biden walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS-Brian Snyder

Four finalists compete for Time’s Person of the Year for 2020

Time Magazine names its Person of the Year for 2020 on Thursday, choosing the winner from nominees that include healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the racial justice movement and two U.S. presidential election winners.
Activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, Aisha Yesufu has been listed amongst the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world.

Aisha Yesufu makes BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women list of 2020

Activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, Aisha Yesufu, has been listed amongst the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world.
Angélique Kidjo with the 2020 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album - Timothy Norris-Getty Images-AFP

Grammy Awards rename world music category over ‘connotations of colonialism’

The Recording Academy has announced that the Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album” has been renamed. The award will now be called “Best Global Music Album”.
Kim Kardashian, popular American Media personality, has reportedly reunited with her husband, Kanye West, days after the Grammy Award winner tendered public apology to her following divorce claims.

Kim Kardashian reunites with Kanye West amid tears

Kim Kardashian, popular American Media personality, has reportedly reunited with her husband, Kanye West, days after the Grammy Award winner tendered public apology to her following divorce claims.
Eleven-time Grammy Award winner Kenny Edmonds also known as Babyface has revealed how he once attempted hooking up late Pop icon Michael Jackson with Halle Berry.

Babyface: How I set up Micheal Jackson with Halle Berry

Eleven-time Grammy Award winner Kenny Edmonds also known as Babyface has revealed how he once attempted hooking up late Pop icon Michael Jackson with Halle Berry.
Eleven-time Grammy award winner, Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds, announced that he and his family had been battling the novel coronavirus but are now “on our way back to full health”.

Grammy award winner Babyface recovers from coronavirus

Eleven-time Grammy award winner, Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds, announced that he and his family had been battling the novel coronavirus but are now “on our way back to full health”.
Famous Cameroonian musician Emmanuel N'Djoke Dibango, popularly known as Manu Dibango, announced Wednesday that he tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Cameroonian music maestro tests positive for coronavirus

Famous Cameroonian musician Emmanuel N'Djoke Dibango, popularly known as Manu Dibango, announced Wednesday that he tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Benson Idonije, former manager to Afroabeat legend, Fela Anikulapo and Burna Boy’s grandfather has said Burna Boy’s Grammy Awards loss, was not the end of the road for the Afropop sensation.

Burna Boy’s grandfather reacts to Grammy loss

Benson Idonije, former manager to Afroabeat legend, Fela Anikulapo, and Burna Boy’s grandfather has said Burna Boy’s Grammy Awards loss, was not the end of the road for the Afropop sensation.
The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award in the World Best Music Album Category to Nigerian singer Burna Boy.

Burna Boy loses as Angelique Kidjo wins fourth Grammy — full list of winners

Nigerian superstar Afro-fusion artist, Burna Boy, on Monday, lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category.
The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award in the World Best Music Album Category to Nigerian singer Burna Boy.

Angélique Kidjo dedicates her Grammy award to Burna Boy

The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award in the World Best Music Album Category to Nigerian singer Burna Boy.
‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.

Grammy: Burna Boy loses Best World Music Album to Angélique Kidjo

Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has lost the Best World Music Album trophy to Beninese ace singer, Angélique Kidjo, at the 62nd Grammy Award.
Cardi B might have, earlier in the week, gone through some drama with her husband Offset, but the 27-year-old social media sensation is not letting that hold her down as she is living her best life in Lagos.

Cardi B joins Lagos nightlife, visits strip club with Jidenna

Cardi B might have, earlier in the week, gone through some drama with her husband Offset, but the 27-year-old social media sensation is not letting that hold her down as she is living her best life in Lagos.
‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.

Future Awards: Burna Boy wins 2019 Young Person of the Year

Twenty-eight-year-old Nigerian rave of the moment in music and entertainment industry, Damini Ogulu, a.k.a Burna Boy, on Sunday emerged winner of the 2019 Young Person of the Year Future Awards.
International superstar and Grammy award-winning rapper, Cardi B, will be visiting Africa for the first time this December.

Cardi B to perform in Nigeria for the first time next month

International superstar and Grammy award-winning rapper, Cardi B, will be visiting Africa for the first time this December.
Nigerian afro beat singer, Yemi Alade, has been put into consideration for Grammy Award 2019.

Yemi Alade up for Grammy Award consideration

Nigerian afro beat singer, Yemi Alade, has been put into consideration for Grammy Award 2019.
American singer, Chris Brown, on Saturday, brought out Nigerian popular singer, Davido, to perform alongside him at the Barclays Centre stop of his Indigo Tour.

Davido, Kiddominant featured in Chris Brown’s ‘Indigo Extended’

Nigerian music heavyweights David ‘Davido’ Adeleke and Ayoola Agboola aka Kiddominant have been featured on American artist Chris Brown’s new album.

Davido, Chris Brown collaborate on new song ‘Blow My Mind’

Afropop star David Adeleke aka Davido is set to collaborate with American pop sensation, Chris Brown on a new song, ‘Blow My Mind’.
R&B superstar R. Kelly denied allegations he sexually abused women and girls in his first public comments since being indicted last month.

R.Kelly arrested again for child pornography

Grammy Award-winning singer R. Kelly is in deep trouble after being arrested again on US federal sex crime charges, NBC News said, citing unidentified law enforcement officials.

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