Home Topics Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Toni Morrison, who chronicled the African American experience in fiction over five decades, has died aged 88.

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dies at 88

Toni Morrison, author of influential works of literature on the black experience such as “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and “Sula” and the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize, has died, her publisher Knopf confirmed to CNN.
L-R Kevin Richardson, Antron Mccray, Raymond Santana Jr., Korey Wise, and Yusef Salaam attend the World Premiere of Netflix’s “When They See Us” at the Apollo Theatre on May 20, 2019 in New York City.

Five men wrongly convicted in New York relives years of pain with Oprah

The five men wrongly convicted of raping a jogger in New York’s Central Park in 1989 said on Sunday that a new Netflix Inc series about their case revived the pain from their ordeal but, for some, brought a sense of redemption.
FILE - Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the Apple TV during an event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, March 21, 2016. Reuters

Apple joins streaming market, says can coexist with Netflix

Far from being a Netflix Inc killer, Apple Inc envisions its forthcoming Apple TV+ streaming service as one that could sit alongside other services that viewers buy, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday.
Katie Meyler speaks during an event centered on girls’ education in Washington in October 2016. (Paul Morigi-Getty Images for Glamour)

Charity founder resigns after alleged rapes at Liberian school

An American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in the charity's care.

Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Folorunsho Alakija rank among richest blacks

Of the 13 Black billionaires on the 2019 Forbes’ list of the World’s Billionaires, four of them are Nigerians.
Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji marks 20 years in Nollywood

Veteran Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Genevieve Nnaji, celebrated two decades in the film industry with a reflective New Year post.
Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama emerges America’s most admired woman

Michelle Obama, former US first lady, has been voted America’s most admired woman in a Gallup poll, ousting Hillary Clinton from the top spot for the first time in 17 years.
Beyoncé

Beyonce to lead Mandela tribute concert

Beyonce will lead an all-star line-up that includes Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z and Usher in Johannesburg on Sunday when she performs at a concert to honour the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.
The Democrat Stacey Abrams has acknowledged that the Republican Brian Kemp will be declared the next governor of Georgia, bringing to a close the hard-fought and bitterly contested election.

Democrat Stacey Abrams quits race, vows to sue Georgia state

Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams has vowed to sue the US state of Georgia for "gross mismanagement" of the gubernatorial election after withdrawing from the race.
Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke campaigns in the most expensive Senate race in history. Michael Wyke-EPA

Races to watch in US midterm elections

A number of notable races are taking place on Tuesday in the US midterm elections, when Americans go to the polls to elect governors and members of the US House of Representatives and Senate.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote named 6th most charitable person worldwide

The philanthropist attitude of Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group, was recognized and highlighted by Richtopia, a digital periodical that covers business, economics and financial news, based in the United Kingdom, on Wednesday as the richest man in Africa was named as the sixth most charitable man in the world.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

Liberia investigates US-backed charity after alleged rapes

Liberia's government says it is investigating a charity founded by a young American woman after allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in its care.

Ibrahim Gambari, Nasir El-Rufai appointed to Oxford University’s Africa Board

The oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford University, has appointed Nigeria’s former External Affairs Minister, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, to the International Advisory Board of its African Studies Centre.
Dream Catchers

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

A group of Nigerian street children have been transformed into celebrities thanks to a viral dance video that attracted the attention of singer Rihanna and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Oprah Winfrey to produce shows for Apple

Television personality Oprah Winfrey has agreed to produce shows for Apple as the iPhone maker prepares to make a push into original content.

Harry and Meghan marry in emotional wedding

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became husband and wife in a star-studded Windsor Castle ceremony on Saturday, filled with traditional pomp and modern twists -- and watched the world over.

‘Black Panther’ clings to lead, nears an all-time record

Digging in its claws, “Black Panther” has clung to its box-office lead for a fifth straight weekend, taking in an estimated $27 million in North American theaters while fending off two new films, website Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

Sade Adu sings in ‘A wrinkle in time’ after 8 years hiatus

Helen Folasade Adu, a.k.a Sade Adu, Nigerian–British soul singer, has recorded a new original song for the upcoming American film, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’, her first in eight years.

Recent Stories

Sallah: North-East residents want stakeholders to emulate General Buratai, Nigeria Army

Residents of North-East Nigeria have expressed joy over the peaceful celebrations during the Eid celebrations and called on stakeholders to emulate Tukur Buratai and the Nigeria arm.
President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker gestures ahead of a College Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - JOHN THYS

Jean-Claude Juncker cuts short holiday for emergency gallbladder surgery

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has cut short his holiday to have urgent surgery to remove his gallbladder.
Cristiano Ronaldo was an egotist in the Manchester United dressing room who always wanted to be near a mirror, according to Uruguay legend Diego Forlan.

Diego Forlan: Cristiano Ronaldo not a worthy successor to David Beckham at Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo was "an egotist" in the Manchester United dressing room who "always wanted to be near a mirror", according to Uruguay legend Diego Forlan.

Senator Ekweremadu: How IPOB members attacked me in Germany

The immediate past Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Enweremadu has confirmed a physical assault on him by some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday.
Junior international and Liverpool winger Taiwo Awoniyi was in action for five minutes on Saturday as Mainz05 suffered a 3-0 defeat away to Freiburg in the Germany Bundesliga.

Taiwo Awoniyi plays for five minutes in Mainz defeat at Freiburg

Junior international and Liverpool winger Taiwo Awoniyi was in action for five minutes on Saturday as Mainz 05 suffered a 3-0 defeat away to Freiburg in the Germany Bundesliga.