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South African rapper, AKA tests positive for COVID-19

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, South African rapper, popularly known as AKA has tested positive for COVID-19. The singer made the announcement on his Twitter page. According to the 33-year-old, he decided to make his results public to raise awareness about the pandemic. “In an attempt to create awareness around the virus and to caution citizens to be more careful in their daily interactions with others, AKA has chosen to make his results public. ”AKA pleads for everyone to adhere to social distancing guidelines, to wear mask and to hold stringent hygiene measures by frequently washing hands and sanitizing,” he added. South Africa currently has over 238,000 confirmed cases of the virus.   CREDIT:DAILYPOST.NG

Police arrest five in connection to rapper Pop Smoke’s death

The Los Angeles police have said that five persons have been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of rapper, Pop Smoke during a home invasion in February. The Los Angeles Police Department in a tweet via its official Twitter account on Thursday said that three adult males and two juvenile males have been taken into custody. The Police also said that multiple people were in the home when the shooting took place. Recall that the popular 20-year-old New York rapper was killed at his home in Hollywood, Los Angeles. It was also learned that the rapper was attacked after two men wearing hoodies and masks entered the house and fired multiple shots. However, he was taken to a hospital in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead.   CREDIT:DAILYPOST.NG

I will defeat Trump and win US 2020 presidential race, Kanye West

US rapper, Kanye West has vowed to win the 2020 presidential race. Speaking in an interview with Forbes and published on Wednesday, the music star announced that he no longer supported President Donald Trump. Recall that West over the weekend announced that he would run for president in 2020. He emphasized that he entered the presidential race to win it. Making reference to Trump’s trademark, red, “Make American great again“ baseball caps, Kanye said: “I am taking the red hat off, with this interview. “Like anything I’ve ever done in my life, I’m going to win”, he added. This is not the first time the rapper and husband to Kim Kardashian will be making his intention to run for the president.   CREDIT:DAILYPOST.NG

They want to put mark of the beast in us,

Popular rapper, Kanye West, has shared his opinion on the research for a vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) Kanye, who recently announced plans to join the 2020 US presidential race, insinuated that he had Coronavirus sometime in February. Speaking with Forbes, Kanye narrating his experience said: “Shaking in the bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it. “I remember someone had told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was Drake can’t be sicker than me!” When asked about COVID-19 vaccine, Kanye said he’s very cautions, adding that it could be the mark of the beast. According to him, he senses a conspiracy with COVID-19 vaccine to put chips in everyone and make sure no one enters the gates of Heaven. “So many of our children are be...

Violators of COVID-19 don’t have my respect – Tom Hanks

Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks, has said he does not respect anyone who fails to practice safety precautions to contain the spread of coronavirus Recall that Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive for the virus in March. Speaking with Reuters Tv, Hanks said people have three major responsibility which is to use face mask, wash hands and observe social distance. The actor added that he does not hold much respect for anyone who cannot do these. Hanks said: “At the very least, there are three small things in everybody’s wheelhouse, if you choose to do them. “Wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance. If you can’t do that, I don’t have much respect for you. “Whether or not we like it, we’re all in this pandemic together.”

Our battle with COVID-19 not a sweet experience – Peter Okoye’s wife

Wife to Peter Okoye, Lola, has shared her experience with coronavirus. Lola Okoye in a video shared on her Instagram page on Wednesday said she went through so much pain while battling with COVID-19. Recall that her husband, Peter of the defunct Psquare had few days ago revealed that his entire family including his domestic staff tested positive for the virus. But narrating her experience, Lola said it was a painful one and she wishes no one including her worst enemy passes through such. “I do not wish COVID-19 upon my worst enemy and I need to let everybody known that COVID-19 is real. I suffered, I went through a lot of pain, I watched my family go through it. She advised Nigerians to load up on vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B, and zinc. ” I am so grateful to God Almighty. My love and pr...

30,000 Applicants so far for Bigbrother naija Season 5

No fewer than 30,000 Nigerian youths have applied so far for the fifth edition of Big Brother Naija, The organizers, MultiChoice Nigeria, made this disclosure on Saturday. They were, however, silent on the number of housemates that will enter the BBNaija house in 2020. Currently, those who made the final cut are in quarantine to ensure they are not exposed to coronavirus infection. The Season 4 edition in 2019 featured a total of 26 participants. They were Mercy, Mike, Frodd, Omashola, Seyi, Diane, Ike, Elozonam, Cindy, Tacha, Khafi, Venita, Sir Dee, Esther, Gedoni, Jackye, Joe, Enkay, Jeff, Nelson, Thelma, Tuoyo, Kim Oprah, Ella, Avala and Isilomo.  Chief Customer Officer, Martin Mabutho, revealed that the BBNaija prize money this year will be “the highest ever in the history of the show”...

Court to hear suit against conviction of Funke Akindele, husband, others

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed July 10 to hear a suit challenging the conviction of popular actress, Funke Akindele, her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello (JJC Skillz), and 236 others. A lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, is seeking a declaration that the law upon which Akindele and others were convicted was inconsistent with the 1999 constitution. Akindele and others were arrested, tried and convicted for violating the Lagos State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020. The movie producer had hosted a birthday party in her Lagos residence to celebrate her husband’s birthday. But Ogungbeje is arguing that the arrest, arraignment, trial, conviction and sentencing of the Akindele and others lacks legal backing.  The legal practitioner insists that the offence for which they w...

81 persons killed in protest over popular singer’s death

About 81 people have been killed in Ethiopia after a popular singer’s death sparked violent protests in the country’s Oromia region. The Oromia Police Chief in a televised press briefing said those killed included protesters and police officers, NaN reports. Popular singer, Hachalu Hundessa, who focused on the rights of the country’s Oromo ethnic group and was a popular voice in protests which led to the downfall of the previous prime minister in 2018, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Monday Following his death, huge protests sprung up in Addis Ababa, the capital city and Oromia region. According to media reports, the authorities shut down the internet in parts of the country on Tuesday to curb the spread of the protests.   CREDIT:DAILYPOST.NG

Why my relationship with Diane crashed – Elozonam

Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Elozonam has revealed why his relationship with fellow housemate, Diane crashed. Speaking on Wednesday’s episode of the Big Brother pepper dem reunion show, the actor told the host, Ebuka Uchendu that he ended the relationship because Diane was disrespectful. Elozonam said although they had decided to slow things down, Diane treated her friends better than him and failed to respect his feelings. He also recounted how they attended a party together and after the show, Diane left with another man she liked. Elozonam said, “So we were to attend this party with some housemates. I and Diane arrived the party and we were cool, however, towards the end, Diane started talking to Mawuli( a guy she invited to the party). Mawuli is a Ghanaian actor who Diane liked befo...

‘Africa must matter for Black lives to matter’- Burna Boy

Grammy-nominated Nigerian artist, Burna Boy has reacted to his emergence as the ‘Best international act at 2020 BET awards. This is the second consecutive time ’The African giant’ will take home the award after doing so in 2019. Burna Boy beat the likes of Sho Madjozi, Santan Dave and Stormzy to win the award on Sunday. In a video shared on BET, Burna Boy reacting to his win thanked his fans and organizers for their love. “Thank you, BET and everyone for winning this the second time. “I will like to use this opportunity to say sometime around 1835, there was a mission to turn Africa to a dominated nation but now is the time to go back to the royalty we were. “Because in order for Black lives to matter, Africa must matter.”   CREDIT:DAILYPOST.NG

Adekunle Gold calls out Nigerian Customs over high duties

Adekunle Gold has reacted over the continuous increase in customs duty despite Coronavirus pandemic in the country. He accused Customs of crippling businesses in Nigeria by the act. According to him, the government is making things difficult for those doing legitimate business in Nigeria with the increased levy. On his Twitter page, he wrote: “People are trying their hardest to do legitimate business in the country. Customs Duty is there doing a lot of madness and crippling businesses. “Lord, make it make sense. Because I’m really tired.” His comment came after Nollywood Actress, Uche Elendu called out the Nigerian Government to address the issue of exhorbitant customs duty fee which business owner are being charged. According to her, the Nigeria customs is making things difficult for entr...

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