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South Africa: Ndebele Artist Esther Mahlangu Honored with Math Doctorate

The renowned artist Dr Esther Mahlangu has been awarded another honorary doctorate, an achievement that further solidifies her status as a South African and global icon of mind talent. Awarded by the University of South Africa (Unisa) earlier this week, Dr Mahlangu was recognised as a Doctor of Philosophy for the ‘art of math’ in …

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Burna Boy, William Ruto land a spot on ‘TIME’ 2024 Most Influential People

Nigerian Afrobeats sensation Burna Boy, Kenyan President William Ruto, and South African rugby captain Siya Kolisi have secured spots on Time magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people. Burna Boy was honoured in the icons category for his significant impact on the music industry, with Grammy-winning singer Angélique Kidjo praising him as a historic figure. Kolisi’s leadership …

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Nigeria: Tems Announces Debut Album ‘Born in the Wild’

Tems announced her debut album Born in the Wild on Monday (April 15), one day after her Coachella performance, during which she brought out Wizkid and Justin Bieber to perform the Billboard Hot 100 No. 9 “Essence” remix. The Nigerian singer-songwriter posted a one-minute visual teasing her album, which will be released in May. The clip presumably shows scenes from back home, with children running …

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Cubana Chief Priest: Nigerian socialite charged for throwing money in air

Nigerian socialite and businessman Cubana Chief Priest has become the latest local celebrity to be charged with abusing banknotes. The socialite, whose real name is Pascal Okechukwu, pleaded not guilty to three counts of abusing banknotes during a court appearance on Wednesday. Authorities say he threw money into the air at various social events. This …

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After Bobrisky, more celebrities to face trial for naira abuse – EFCC

Days after securing the conviction of Bobrisky, EFCC says some celebrities have been invited for investigations for naira abuse, and made useful statements. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said many celebrities are facing investigations and will soon be prosecuted for naira abuse. The commission said this in a statement on Sunday, days after securing …

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Nigerian Attempts Breaking Two Guinness World Records Simultaneously

The Nigerian hopeful says expertise garnered at the Guinness World Records event scheduled for October would help Nigerian entrepreneurs thrive in their businesses. Mayodele David, initiator of Crocslake Business Pitch Marathon, has unveiled plans to attempt breaking two Guinness World Records simultaneously. Mr David said this during a news conference on Sunday evening in Lagos.He said …

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American artist and author Faith Ringgold dies at 93

Award-winning American author and artist Faith Ringgold has died at the age of 93. Ringgold broke barriers for Black female artists and became famous for her richly colored and detailed quilts combining painting, textiles and storytelling, The artist’s assistant, Grace Matthews, said that Ringgold died Friday night at her home in Englewood, New Jersey. Matthews …

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Law enforcement raids Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’s properties in LA and Miami

Properties connected to rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs were raided on Monday by federal agents. The Department of Homeland Security said it had pursued the “law enforcement actions as part of an ongoing investigation” in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Two properties were searched in Los Angeles and Miami as part of the probe. Officials …

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Amaechi Muonagor, dies at 62

Nollywood comic actor Amaechi Muonagor has passed away at the age of 62, a family member confirmed this to local media. Reports indicate that he succumbed to kidney failure on Sunday while undergoing dialysis, as disclosed by local media. Confirming his demise the actor’s cousin Tony Muonagor, also recognized as Tony Oneweek, shared the sorrowful …

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