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Empire Star Taraji P. Henson will host the American Music Awards on Sunday.

Taraji P. Henson to host American music awards

"I'm trying to bring a bit of my musical theater training, my comedic chops, just a hodgepodge of my talent. You know, I sing, I dance, I did study musical theater at Howard University. So whenever I have shows like this, I like to remind people that I'm more than just 'Cookie' or a dramatic actress", she said.
Three years ago, Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem with Apu, which snowballed into a years-long discussion about The Simpsons and the racial stereotypes it may have perpetuated with a mostly white writer’s room and voice cast.

‘The Simpsons’ replaces Hank Azaria with Alex Désert as the Voice of Carl in...

Three years ago, Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem with Apu, which snowballed into a years-long discussion about The Simpsons and the racial stereotypes it may have perpetuated with a mostly white writer’s room and voice cast. Earlier this year, it resulted in Hank Azaria stepping down from voicing Apu to leave room for an actual Indian actor to voice the character.
TIME named Nigerian physician Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Nigerian doctor named one of TIME’s Most Influential People in the world

TIME named Nigerian physician Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes are available now at time.com/time100, and...
Cardi B performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown-Getty Images for BET)

Full list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards

Regina Hall hosted the 19th annual BET Awards ceremony, which aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Popular Nigerian musicians, Teni, Mr Eazi, and Burna Boy have been nominated alongside Cardi B, Drake and Nipsey Hussle for the 2019 BET awards.

Full List: Teni, Burna boy, Mr Eazi bag 2019 BET award-nominations

Popular Nigerian musicians, Teni, Mr Eazi, and Burna Boy have been nominated alongside Cardi B, Drake and Nipsey Hussle for the 2019 BET awards.
Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry reveals he’s killing off iconic Madea character

Tyler Perry’s latest movie, Acrimony, starring Taraji P. Henson, was the cause of several Twitter arguments these past few months as Nigerian moviegoers debated the merits of the movie and it’s intricate – if not, emotionally exhausting – plotline.

Going ‘Overboard’: Hollywood’s glut of gender-swap remakes

From the polarizing “Ghostbusters” remake to the controversy over female versions of James Bond and Doctor Who, Hollywood’s proclivity for gender-swapped retreads is among its most enduring and contentious.

Tiwa Savage, Davido nominated for BET Awards

Two Nigerian artistes, Tiwa Savage and Davido, have been nominated for this year’s Black Entertainment Television Awards.

Hollywood actress sends Uzo Aduba birthday wishes in Igbo language

Social media was abuuz on Tuesday with Hollywood actress Kerry Washington’s birthday wishes to her Nigerian colleague, Uzo Aduba, in Igbo language.

Get Out and Black-ish win big at NAACP Image Awards

The award which honours people of colour in entertainment and literature as well as individuals who promote social justice through creative endeavours named the director of A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay, the Entertainer of the Year.

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VP Osinbajo, Aisha Buhari, call for child, vulnerable witnesses’ protection

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), First Lady, Mrs. Aisha, and Supreme Court judge, Mary Peter-Odili, yesterday called for protection of child and vulnerable witnesses in crimes in the country.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed the readiness of the Senate and the National Assembly to partner with the Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC, and the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance, FBRA, to fight the menace of plastic pollution through recycling.

Senate to partner NBC, food and beverage manufacturers on plastic pollution

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed the readiness of the Senate and the National Assembly to partner with the Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC, and the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance, FBRA, to fight the menace of plastic pollution through recycling.
Some of the foreign mercenaries with Nigerian counterparts in 2015

Boko Haram: Foreign mercenaries snub Nigeria

To enable Nigeria hold elections in 2015, Jonathan brought in contractors such as Blackwater from South Africa and also Russia, who cleared three states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe of the insurgents.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Abdulrasheed Maina acquired $2 million property in Abuja, others in Dubai, US – witness

The trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) continued on Thursday at the Federal High Court, Abuja presided over by Justice Okong Abang.
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is taking part in Phase 3 trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine. Venezuelan state television showed Zelaya receiving a shot of Russia's experimental Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Caracas on Monday.

UN again warns against nationalism in coronavirus response

Top officials of the UN have underlined the dangers of nationalism in the response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.