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Tanzanians launch petition to have BET disqualify singer, Diamond Platnumz from this year’s Awards
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Tanzanians launch petition to have BET disqualify singer, Diamond Platnumz from this year’s Awards

A section of Tanzanians on Twitter have launched an online petition to have singer, Diamond Platnumz disqualified from the 2021 BET Awards. The Tanzanian music star was nominated in the best international act category alongside other African heavyweights. The petitioners accused Diamond of ‘actively and publicly supporting deceased Magufuli’s regime', but remaining silent when fellow Tanzanian artists were imprisoned and abducted in 2017-2018 over video clips deemed obscene by the authorities. Over 17,000 people have signed the petition. It read; This is a call to BET Awards hosted and produced by Black Entertainment Television (BET) to disqualify Diamond Platnumz Diamond Platnumz is a world-renowned Tanzania music artist who used his popularity and his talent to whitewa...
Jay-Z Speaks about Boycotting the Grammys to Support DMX
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Jay-Z Speaks about Boycotting the Grammys to Support DMX

The Roc Nation boss, was a guest on the season premiere of HBO’s “The Shop: Uninterrupted” with LeBron James and Maverick Carter, during which he opened up about DMX for the first time since his death on April 9. JAY-Z recalled their friendship and rivalry revealing he boycotted the Grammys in 1999 after DMX was not nominated. JAY-Z won his first Grammy that year for Best Rap Album for Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life, but he didn’t show up to the awards in solidarity with DMX. “The first time I boycotted the Grammys was for him,” he said. “We both came out that year. He didn’t get nominated. He dropped two No. 1 albums in the same year and they didn’t even nominate him.” “I wasn’t even in the building because I boycotted it for him,” he revealed. “There was a competitive thing, but i...
Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu wins Belgian League Footballer Of The Year and Golden Shoe Awards
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Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu wins Belgian League Footballer Of The Year and Golden Shoe Awards

Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu, has won the Best Player and Golden Bull (highest scorer) awards in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League, after scoring 33 goals and providing three assists for KRC Genk who finished second on the log. He won the prize on Monday night at the Belgian Pro League Awards traditional gala held at the JAM hotel in Brussels following a stunning 2020/2021 campaign in which the 26-year-old scored the goals in 38 league matches and play-offs. “Paul Onuachu can call himself the Professional Footballer of the Jupiler Pro League for a year,” the league wrote on its website. “The KRC Genk striker was voted as the best player of the past season by his colleagues. Onuachu scored 33 times last season, making it the player with the most goals b...
Ismaila Sarr: Senegal striker scoops Watford awards
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Ismaila Sarr: Senegal striker scoops Watford awards

The 23-year-old walked home with two prizes during the Hornets’ end-of-the-season awards held on Tuesday evening Ismaila Sarr has been announced as Watford’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season. In his second season at the Vicarage Road, the Senegal international played a crucial role in the Hornets’ return to the English Premier League. For the Player of the Season accolade, he beat Kiko Femenia and Francisco Sierralta to second and third place respectively.
2021 Oscar winners: See the full list
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2021 Oscar winners: See the full list

Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ was the star of the 93rd Academy Awards, taking home three awards, including the Best Picture Oscar. Actress Frances McDormand won Best Actress in a Leading Role for her her performance as ‘Fern’ in the movie. See a full list of 2021 Oscar winners below: Best Actor in a Leading Role Riz Ahmed – ‘Sound of Metal’ Chadwick Boseman – ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Gary Oldman – ‘Mank’ Steven Yeun – ‘Minari’ Anthony Hopkins – ‘The Father’ –WINNER Best Actor in a Supporting Role Sacha Baron Cohen – ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Leslie Odom, Jr. – ‘One Night in Miami…’ Paul Raci – ‘Sound of Metal’ Lakeith Stanfield – ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Daniel Kaluuya – ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ – WINNER Best Actress in a Leading Role...
BAFTA Awards 2021: See the full list of winners
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BAFTA Awards 2021: See the full list of winners

The 2021 Bafta Film Awards has finally taken place after being pushed back by months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, which held at the Royal Albert Hall with nominees attending virtually, was split over two days, with Saturday’s (10 April) Opening Night ceremony announcing the winners of the technical categories, and Sunday’s (11 April) event revealing the winners of the remaining major awards. A brief tribute was paid to the 99-year-old Prince Philip, BAFTA’s first president, who died last week before the winners were announced. Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” dominated at the BAFTA Film Awards, after winning four prizes, including best film. The Searchlight-produced movie also won for lead actress, cinematography, and director, putting it well ahead of all other films. ...
#EndSARS: Lagos Panel Awards ₦16.25 Million To Four Petitioners
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#EndSARS: Lagos Panel Awards ₦16.25 Million To Four Petitioners

The Lagos Judicial Panel on #EndSARS has awarded N16.25 million to four petitioners. Read full statement and see how much each petitioner got below: #EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel Awards #16.25 million to four petitioners at today's sitting. A petitioner, Blessing Omorogie awarded N5million as compensation. A petitioner, Mrs. Tolulope Openiyi, awarded N10million as compensation. A petitioner, Mrs Felicia Okprara, awarded N750,000 as compensation. A petitioner, Mr.Tella Adesanya, awarded N500, 000 compensation. #LASG
Nigerian Govt Awards 57 Oilfields To 161 Bidders, Hides Identities Of Companies
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Nigerian Govt Awards 57 Oilfields To 161 Bidders, Hides Identities Of Companies

The Nigerian government has announced the conclusion of the bid round for the award of 57 marginal oilfields, won by 161 of the bidding companies. The 161 successful bidders emerged from a pool of over 600 indigenous oil companies that jostled for the 57 marginal fields in the process that commenced in June 2020. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, stated this on Tuesday in Lagos on the sidelines of the 2021 first quarter ministerial meeting of the chief executives of agencies under the Ministry of Petroleum Resources that letters informing the winners of the outcome had gone out. He, however, did not disclose the identities of the winners of the bid. He stated that the Nigerian government had received almost 50 per cent of the signature bonuses...
14th Headies: “He suppose win Grammy sef” – Don Jazzy reacts as Fireboy takes home four awards
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14th Headies: “He suppose win Grammy sef” – Don Jazzy reacts as Fireboy takes home four awards

Mavin Records CEO, Don Jazzy, has reacted as Fireboy DML emerged the biggest winner at the 14th Headies Awards. At the end of the night, Fireboy took home four awards. He won in the Best R&B album, Best R&B single, Best Pop album and Revelation of the Year categories. It was a reward for Fireboy's second studio album, Apollo. The 17-track album includes "ELI," "Tattoo," and "New York City Girl," as well as appearances from D Smoke, Wande Coal, and Olamide. And super producer Don Jazzy feels it is good enough for a Grammy prize. "That Fireboy album suppose win Grammy sef," he tweeted.
#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel Awards N10m Each To 2 Victims Of Police Brutality
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#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel Awards N10m Each To 2 Victims Of Police Brutality

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Restitution and Inquiry set up to investigate cases of police brutality especially involving officers of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has awarded compensations to two petitioners. The two petitioners, Kudirat Obayomi and Hannah Olugbodi were awarded N10 million each on Friday, as compensation based on the panel’s recommendation.  
Halle Berry speaks on being the only black to have won Oscar’s best leading actress since 2002
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Halle Berry speaks on being the only black to have won Oscar’s best leading actress since 2002

Being only black to win Oscar’s ‘Best Leading Actress’ since 2002 heartbreaking - Halle Berry Halle Berry, an American actress, says she is heartbroken no other black woman has won the ‘Best Leading Actress’ category at the Academy Awards better known as Oscars in 20 years. Berry became the first black woman to scoop the much coveted gong in 2002 following her heroics in ‘Monster’s Ball’, an American romantic drama film. Since the Academy Awards debuted in 1929, about 92 whites have won the category. Eight black stars have won ‘Best Supporting Actress’ over the years but none has emerged ‘Best Leading Actress’ since Berry achieved the feat a development which continues to generate controversies over allegations of racial inequality. In an interview with the Mirror, the 5...
Femi Kuti Under Attack By Burna Boy Fans For Saying “Music Isn’t Really About Awards”
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Femi Kuti Under Attack By Burna Boy Fans For Saying “Music Isn’t Really About Awards”

Nigerian musician Femi Kuti has come under attack by fans of pop star Burna Boy for what they claim is a subtle dig at the latter’s recent Grammy nominations. In a tweet, Kuti said that music should not be centered around awards or international recognition, and pointed to his father, the legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, who was never nominated for a Grammy. “Music isn’t really about awards though,” Kuti said, responding to a tweet that hailed him as the most Grammy-nominated artist in Nigeria. “Fela never won or was never nominated. I don’t think Bob Marley was too. Music is about spreading love, giving people the will to go through the hard times in life, etc and inspiration. Music must bring comfort too.” He went on to say that his father “never cared about any awar...
Kunle Afolayan Shows All His Awards
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Kunle Afolayan Shows All His Awards

Filmmmaker Kunle Afolayan has shown off some of the awards he has won over the course of his career in an Instagram post. The 46-year-old shared pictures of himself holding several awards. One of the awards reads, “TINFF Best African director Kunle Afolayan.” Captioning the post on Friday Kunle wrote, “I am trying.” Other awards Kunle has won include Best Film and Outstanding Film Directing for Phone Swap at Abuja International Film Festival and International Competition for Mokalik (Mechanic) at Durban International Film Festival.
The Cult Awards In Circulation Are Fake – Polytechnic Offa SUG
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The Cult Awards In Circulation Are Fake – Polytechnic Offa SUG

The Students Union Government of The Federal Polytechnic Offa in celebration of SUG week has given out number of gifts to celebrate academic excellence among the contestants that registered for quiz and spelling bee competition. The Students' Union leader, Abiola Azeez Adigun who described the gifts as attempt to encourage students with sound academic knowledge and those who are socially and legally responsible. He said: "This year's SUG week is not only about socialization, it includes meritorious awards in relation to academic activities. We organized spelling bee and quiz competition where the winner and the runner-ups are to go home with washing machine, home theatre system and kitchen materials." He however reacted to the fake awards that are being circulated on social medi...
SUG Of Federal Polytechnic Offa Presents Awards To Cultists
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SUG Of Federal Polytechnic Offa Presents Awards To Cultists

When you thought you've seen it all in Nigeria, just wait a minute, you'd be in for a shocker  The Student Union Government of Federal Polytechnic Offa has taken this mockery of our educational institutions to a whole new level. This time, it's an award to secret cults that have been outlawed in our institutions. In this same soro soke generation, Offa polytechnic Student Union awards cult group Sneezing face. When you think you have seen it all... Student Union Government of Offa Polytechnic gave merit Awards to Secret Cults in the school. Hey Lawd!!! Face with tears of joy For that merit awards..... The students union government of federal polytechnic, offa, need to be sanction, the organizing committee of their event and the executives should be prosecuted as well. Nonsense....
Nominees For The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2020 Revealed
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Nominees For The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2020 Revealed

Shortlists for the player, goalkeeper and coach prizes announced Public voting via FIFA.com: votes can be cast until 9 December at 23:59 CET The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2020 takes place on 17 December. FIFA has revealed the candidates shortlisted for seven of the individual trophies that will be presented at The Best FIFA Football Awards™ ceremony on 17 December 2020. Two expert panels – one for women’s football and one for men’s football – have selected the candidates for each category. The nominees are listed below in alphabetical order: The Best FIFA Women’s Player: Lucy Bronze (England / Olympique Lyonnais / Manchester City WFC) Delphine Cascarino (France / Olympique Lyonnais) Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway / FC Barcelona) Pernille Harder (Denmark / VfL Wol...
Kano Awards ₦88 Million Food Security Contract
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Kano Awards ₦88 Million Food Security Contract

The Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project (KSADP) has awarded a contract worth N88 million for the establishment of 20-hectare seed multiplication plots at Dudduru Grazing Reserve in the Ajingi Local Government Area of the state. The contract, awarded to the National Animal Production Research Institute, Ahmadu Bello University, includes the establishment and management of seed plots, building of stores, security rooms, drying sheds, boreholes, installation of irrigation facilities and perimeter fencing. KSADP Project Coordinator, Ibrahim Muhammad, said the seeds to be produced are Hybrid Napier, Gamba grass and Cook Stylo which are native to tropical Africa and are important fodder crops for dairy farmers. It was gathered that project is part of the revolution to impro...
“The best revenge is massive success” – Tacha says as she shows off her 3 awards
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“The best revenge is massive success” – Tacha says as she shows off her 3 awards

Former BBNaija housemate, Tacha has said that the best revenge is massive success while showing off 3 awards she recently bagged. Recall MCI recently reported that the self styled Port Harcourt 'first daughter' won Brand Influencer of the Year and 2 other awards at the Scream Awards 2020. Tacha was nominated alongside Mercy Eke and Diane Russet in the Brand Influencer of the Year category, which she beat them to emerge the winner. The beautiful reality Tv star won three categories; social media influencer of the year, fashion brand of the year and brand influencer of the year. Tacha has now taken to her social media pages to reveal that the best form of revenge is massive success. She revealed this in a recent post she shared on her Instagram page tod...
SIM Card: Court Awards N10M Against DSS, Absolves Buhari’s Daughter
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SIM Card: Court Awards N10M Against DSS, Absolves Buhari’s Daughter

A Federal High Court in Asaba has awarded N10m in damages against the Department of State Services for illegally detaining a trader, Anthony Okolie, for 10 weeks without charge. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, however, struck out the prayer requesting the President’s daughter, Hanan Buhari, and telecoms company, MTN, to pay N500m.Dimgba delivered his judgement on Thursday. Okolie, had sued the President’s daughter as well as the DSS and MTN over his 10-week detention after purchasing a SIM card previously owned by Hanan. In a suit filed on his behalf by human rights lawyer, Tope Akinyode, the applicant sued all parties for N500m jointly and separately. The suit, with number FHC/ASB/CS/3/2020, sought an order to “compel the respondents (DSS, Hanan and MTN) jointly or severally to pay the...
Comedian, AY Shows Off His Numerous Awards
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Comedian, AY Shows Off His Numerous Awards

Nollywood actor, comedian, movie producer shares his numerous awards he earned as a comedian on display and it’s in deed a glorious sight. Taking to instagram, he shared a Tik Tok video miming to the voice of a self appreciative man. Recently, the actor shared a beautiful photo of his daughter and his wife on social media, saying both of his girls are the love of his life He captioned “Above all I just want to thank God. #grace   View this post on Instagram   Above all I just want to thank God. #grace A post shared by Ayo Makun (@aycomedian) on Apr 20, 2020 at 3:25pm PDT
WHC Awards Tonto Dikeh For Commitment And Love For Humanity
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WHC Awards Tonto Dikeh For Commitment And Love For Humanity

The World Human Commission (WHC) has award Nollywood actress and philanthropist Tonto Dikeh for her commitments and love for humanity by using her Foundation. The Nollywood actress took to her Instagram page to announce the recent awards she has received from the organization. The World Humanity Commission award the actress for demonstrating commitment to promote safety against the COVID-19. The certificate also indicated that Tonto was awarded for pledging to include best practices on the prevent of the Coronavirus disease as directed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The actress formed her foundation fourteen years ago and has pledge to help the needy and the vulnerable. Tonto Dikeh together with her team in her foundation have been able to put smiles on the faces o...
Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed Awards ₦3.6 Billion Contract To His Own Company
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Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed Awards ₦3.6 Billion Contract To His Own Company

Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has awarded a company in which he is a director a shady contract worth N3.6 billion, in clear contravention of Code of Conduct and Public Procurement laws, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The contract was for the supply of a whopping 105 “officials vehicles” for the use of the governor and other government officials. Just like the award of the contract, delivery by the contractor remains controversial with allegations of shady execution. Officials familiar with the issue said the contract awarded to Adda Nigeria Limited, a company in which Mr Mohammed retains a 20 per cent stake, was one of his first actions as governor. The former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was elected governor of the northeastern state in a poll that wa...
Media Organisation Awards Lalong Best Governor 2019
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Media Organisation Awards Lalong Best Governor 2019

Chief Babs Alasa, Chairman of the award committee of the media organisation, said the governor was selected because of his commitment in addressing security challenges in Plateau, a critical criterion for development. The organisation was at Government House, Jos on Wednesday to deliver a notification letter for the award scheduled to take place on March 7. Alasa said the organisation noted that since the inception of Lalong’s administration, security of lives and property had been his cardinal objective, saying it was an evidence of good governance and affirmed him as a Pathfinder. “Gov Lalong has proven to have managerial ingenuity and is an outstanding governor,” he said. In his response, Lalong said it was an honor to be selected by the prestigious newspaper, saying the...
Janelle Monae Suffered Wardrobe Malfunction While Opening the 2020 Oscars and Handled it like a Boss
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Janelle Monae Suffered Wardrobe Malfunction While Opening the 2020 Oscars and Handled it like a Boss

American singer and actress, Janelle Monae had the slightest wardrobe malfunction as she kicked off the 92nd Annual Academy Awards with an energetic performance on Sunday night. The singer's tuxedo shirt button popped open right when she walked out on stage, but she handled it like a boss. She quickly fixed her shirt before continuing on with the performance like nothing happened. During her performance, Janelle boldly called out Oscar voters for snubbing female directors during this year's awards.
Okocha Reveals Why He Never Won African, World Best Player Awards
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Okocha Reveals Why He Never Won African, World Best Player Awards

Okocha won the BBC African Player of the Year in 2004. Image: Ghana Soccer Net Ex-Nigerian international Austine “Jay-Jay” Okocha has revealed he never won the major continental and world awards because he did not play as a striker. Okocha who is regarded as one of the finest midfielders in the world during his prime never won the African Player of the Year or got a shot at the FIFA Best Player prize. Okocha’s closest to winning the African Player of the Year was in 1998 when he finished as runner-up to Morocco’s Mustapha Hadji. The former Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Bolton star, has, however, identified his playing position as a reason he never claimed any of the prizes. According to the BBC African Player of the Year for 2004, playing as a striker instead of a midfie...
Grammy Awards: 18-Year-Old Billie Eilish Sweeps Five Awards, Sets New Record
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Grammy Awards: 18-Year-Old Billie Eilish Sweeps Five Awards, Sets New Record

Pop star Billie Eilish swept the board at the 2020 Grammys, winning five awards, including best new artist and song of the year. The 18-year-old also won album of the year for her debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, which was recorded in her childhood home in LA. She replaces Taylor Swift as the youngest person ever to win the award. "I joke around a lot at these things, but I genuinely want to say I'm so grateful," said the singer. Eilish triumphed in all of the Grammys "big four" marquee categories - song of the year, record of the year, album of the year and best new artist. The nominees for album of the year were Bon Iver Lana Del Rey ("Norman F***ing Rockwell" Eilish ("When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go" Ariana Grande ("Thank U, Next H.E.R. ("I Used to...
Guti Reveals Best Player Between Ronaldo and Messi
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Guti Reveals Best Player Between Ronaldo and Messi

Former Real Madrid midfielder, Guti, has shared his opinion on who is a better player between Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi and Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Almeria manager believes Messi is technically superior than Ronaldo. Guti stated that the Argentina captain is always successful in every game he plays, while the Portugal captain has many ups and downs. Messi has won the Ballon d’Or awards six times in the last twelve years, while Ronaldo has won it five times. Asked to choose between Ronado and Messi, Guti told Movistar Plus: “I only know one player who has such a beastly success in every game. And it is Messi. “Every time he goes out to the field something happens. The others have many ups and downs.” Guti added, “It is true that I recently ...
Golden Globes 2020: the complete list of winners
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Golden Globes 2020: the complete list of winners

Awards season has officially arrived as the 2020 Golden Globes winners are announced. Here are the complete list of winners; TELEVISION Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Christopher Abbott, Catch-22 Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice - WINNER Jared Harris, Chernobyl Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon FILM Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language The Farewell, A24 Pain and Glory, Sony Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Pyramide Films Parasite, CJ Entertainment - WINNER Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable Joey King, The Act,  Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great Merritt Wever, Unbelievable Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon - WINNER...
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister calls out Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk over his joke about the Juventus striker at Ballon d’Or awards

Katia Aveiro, the sister of Cristiano Ronaldo has put Liverpool's defender Virgil van Dijk on blast over his joke about the Juventus striker at the Ballon d’Or awards on Monday night. Ronaldo failed to show up for the ceremony in Paris and instead attended the 2019 Gran Gala del Calcio gala in Milan to collect his ‘Best Player in Serie A’ award. When Van Dijk was being interviewed by Dutch television station RTL7 before the Ballon d’Or gala, the interviewer pointed out to Van Dijk that Ronaldo’s absence meant that he had one less rival to contend with for the Ballon d’Or award and the Liverpool defender replied: ‘Was he a rival then?’ Well, this didn't go down well for Ronaldo's sister Katia, who has now slammed Van Dijk in a lengthy rant on Instagram. ‘I think there are pe...
Taylor Swift becomes the artist with the most #AMAs wins of all time, beating Michael Jackson
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Taylor Swift becomes the artist with the most #AMAs wins of all time, beating Michael Jackson

Taylor Swift delivered a powerful performance at the American Music Awards and made history by becoming the artist with the most wins of all time. Beating for record holder, Michael Jackson with 24 AMAs. The singer performed a medley of her greatest hits in honor of being awarded Artist of the Decade and she kicked it off with "The Man" off her latest album, "Lover." "I'm so sick of running/As fast as I can/Wondering if I'd get there quicker/If I was a man/I'd be the man," Swift sang. Swift won six awards total. She capped the night by winning artist of the year and made history as the performer with the most AMA career wins of all time with 26. "The last year of my life has had some of the most amazing times and also some of the hardest things I've gone through. I wanted to thank...
Harmonize´s message to Burna Boy after losing to him in the MTV EMA 2019 awards
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Harmonize´s message to Burna Boy after losing to him in the MTV EMA 2019 awards

Bongo star, Harmonize got nominated for the highly contested MTV EMA 2019 awards but lost it to Nigeria´s Burna Boy. The two music stars got nominated under the category of Best African Act at the awards. However, only one could emerge the winner as Burna Boy scooped two awards at the event that went down in Spain. Konde Boy attended the event and commended Burna Boy for his performance at the awards. An award that graced some of the best African artists inclusive of acts like Nasty C, Teni, Toofan and Prince Kaybee. However, back home, fans were not pleased that Konde did not bag the award because according to them, he had channeled good enough backing. But Harmonize did not shed tears for losing the contest. Rather, appreciated his fellow artist, Burna Boy with a cong...
”This Time Last Year I Had No Shelter” – Zlatan Says As He Received 3 Awards At AFRIMMA Awards
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”This Time Last Year I Had No Shelter” – Zlatan Says As He Received 3 Awards At AFRIMMA Awards

Popular Zanku crooner Zlatan received three awards at a time from Afrimma award 2019. He received Best Collaboration Awards, Best new act and song of the year. On his third appearance on the stage, Zlatan made an epic stage nearness hotshot as he Gbe His Body and afterwards held the mic to make this stunning disclosure about his way of life a year back. According to the singer “This time last year, he was hopeless and he has no shelter”… One will only wonder what year was he referring to, maybe it was 2014 and not 2018. He wrote My journey through music is very much a story in which reminiscing will only bring about tears of joy as a lot has happened over the years such as countless studio recordings, driving miles just to get performance slot , sleepless nights moving round Lagos a...
Osinbajo Honoured At UNILAG 50 Alumni Awards
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Osinbajo Honoured At UNILAG 50 Alumni Awards

VP Yemi Osinbajo SAN attends the UNILAG at 50 Alumni Award Dinner as the Special Guest of Honour where he’s also honored with The Golden Jubilee Recognition Award presented to him by Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila Speaker of The House of Reps, Governor of Ekiti State Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Governor of Osun State Dr. Gboyega Oyetola At Intercontinental Hotel Lagos.
FIFA 2019 Award Nominees Named
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FIFA 2019 Award Nominees Named

The 2019 FIFA awards will be held at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy on Monday 23 September. The awards will be stream-live on FIFA’s official website. The final three-man shortlist for Best FIFA Men’s Best Player Award are: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool Netherlands) Lionel Messi, (Barcelona and Argentina). The final three-man shortlist for Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper Award are: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester CIty), Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona). The final three-man shortlist for this year’s Puskas Award include: Lionel Messi’s stunning chip against Real Betis, Juan Quintero’s amazing long-range free-kick Daniel Zsori’s last minute winner for Debrecen against Frencvaros. Other FIFA awards include: The B...
Villarreal Awards: Samuel Chukwueze Wins Best Breakout Player Award
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Villarreal Awards: Samuel Chukwueze Wins Best Breakout Player Award

Super Eagles Player, Samuel Chukwueze presented awards by the club’s supporters for their performances in the 2018-19 campaign. The Villarreal fans club has named Samuel Chukwueze the club’s breakout star for the 2018-19 season. The supporters club, also known as Agrupació de Penyes del Villarreal CF(AVP) presented the awards to the African duo alongside Santi Cazorla, who was recognised as the best player. Chukwueze had a memorable 2018-19 season as he broke into the Yellow Submarines first team.
Havertz can win Ballon d’Or – Matthaus
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Havertz can win Ballon d’Or – Matthaus

The Germany midfielder just has to continue his current trajectory to secure the title as the world's best footballer, according to an icon Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz can one day win the Ballon d’Or, according to German legend Lothar Matthaus. Havertz, who turned 20 in June, had a remarkable 2018-19 season in central midfield for Leverkusen, scoring 20 goals in 45 games. He finished second in the Bundesliga player of the season awards, just behind Dortmund’s Marco Reus, 10 years his senior.
Ekiti State University Awards N100 Prize To Best Engineering Graduate
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Ekiti State University Awards N100 Prize To Best Engineering Graduate

As reported by a facebook user I talked about our decaying Educational System when I posted how a young boy was gifted N5000 and 11exercise books by Past Governor Amosun of Ogun State for coming top in Essay Competition on May 27, 2019 not knowing that another shocker is pending. This time around, it’s a N100 (One Hundred Naira) prize money given to the best Graduating Student of the Civil Engineering Student of EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY. I searched the name of the Awardee on Facebook and confirmed to be sure and he confirmed the story to be true. This is my outburst on Facebook: ******. **********. ********* This looks like a joke but don’t doubt it totally nothing is impossible. Our Educational system keeps messing up. Big Brother Naija would be giving out a whooping sum of N60milli...
Ebonyi State Governor Umahi Promises To Retain Commissioner For Second Term
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Ebonyi State Governor Umahi Promises To Retain Commissioner For Second Term

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has promised to retain the Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Monitoring, Mr Uchenna Orji, for his credible performance in office. Umahi made the promise in Abakaliki during the state’s Empowerment Day ceremony organised on Saturday by the ministry, noting that Orji’s case was “exceptional’’. “Actually, we don’t have plans for people to perpetuate in their offices, but if we return you as a commissioner, we will return you to the same office. “I can say boldly that we have succeeded in this particular ministry and while orji was speaking, I noticed his passion for the ministry. “The PDP National Vice-Chairman asked me if Orji was given money specially, I said no, and that these people he brought together are differently endowed in health, nu...
Mourinho Names his Boy at Manchester United
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Mourinho Names his Boy at Manchester United

Former Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has identified the club’s midfielder, Scot McTominay, as his ‘boy’. The player just completed his second full season at the Theatre of Dreams. Mourinho handed McTominay his debut in the first-team two years ago and played a huge role in the player’s transformation into a valued squad member. The Portuguese gaffer even handed out a special award to the 22-year-old at last season’s end of season awards when he named the Scotland international as his own player of the year. The former Real Madrid manager has always had a special bond with the central midfielder and now admits that McTominay ‘will always be his boy’. Mourinho’s former assistant, Steve Clarke has just been appointed the new...
Man United POTY Award Winners
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Man United POTY Award Winners

Katie Zelem: Women's player of the season. Andreas Pereira: Goal of the season. Tahith Chong: U23s player of the season. Luke Shaw: Players' Player Of The Season and Player Of The Season. (Sir Matt Busby award). Mason Greenwood: U18s player of the season.
Senator Dino Melaye Awards 10 New Projects For Kogi West Senatorial District
Politics

Senator Dino Melaye Awards 10 New Projects For Kogi West Senatorial District

The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye as awarded 10 New Projects in his district. Yesterday Senator Dino awarded 10 Projects which includes... Electrification of Odo Ape Electrification of Orokere Aromu Motorised borehole at Aiyeteju Kabba Motorised borehole at Otikiki Army Barracks Motorised borehole at Ife Ikoyi Motorised borehole at Odo Akete Kabba Motorised borehole at Odokoro Gbete Motorised borehole at Iluagba Motorised borehole at Iluhafon Construction of bridge at Deneku Gbanranka
Youth Devt Stimulates Aiteo’s Sponsorship of Nigerian Football
Sport

Youth Devt Stimulates Aiteo’s Sponsorship of Nigerian Football

Indigenous energy conglomerate and Official Optimum Partner of the Nigerian Football Federation, Aiteo Group, reaffirmed its pledge to youth capacity development in Nigeria and across the African continent through its sponsorship of football at the second edition of the annual Aiteo-NFF Awards in Lagos. In a keynote speech by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Group, Benedict Peters, Aiteo reiterated that positively influencing the youthful population of Nigeria informed its decision to venture into football sponsorship. According to Peters: ‘‘First, we believe a deep commitment to encouraging and empowering Nigeria – and Africa’s youth population through the compellingly attractive medium of sport. Second, it is indisputable that the availability of sporting talent remains one...
Veteran Yoruba Actor, Alabi Yellow, Suffers Stroke after his wife’s Demise
News

Veteran Yoruba Actor, Alabi Yellow, Suffers Stroke after his wife’s Demise

Veteran Yoruba actor, Samuel Oludayo Akinpelu, popularly known as Alabi Yellow, is dying of stroke as he appeals for public support. 62-year-old Alabi Yellow left acting years ago to writing literature book. The news of Alabi Yellow’s ill health was announced on Tuesday, March 26, 2018, by the Executive Chairman of Best Of Nollywood awards, Seun Oloketuyi. Oloketuyi announced that the actor, who was born has suffered a partial stroke shortly after the demise of his wife.
Full List Of Winners At The 2019 SAFTA Awards
Events

Full List Of Winners At The 2019 SAFTA Awards

The 13th edition of the South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) was held 3 days ago in Sun City and saw The River, scoop 10 awards at the event. See full list of winners below; Best Student Film The Water Dancers, University of Cape Town Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Comedy Thuli noThulani, Rethabile Ramaphakela, Mpho Osei, Karabo Lediga, Anne Davis, Julian Koboekae, Tshegofatso Monaisa, Meren Reddy, Bradley Katzen & Katleho Ramaphakela Best Achievement in Art Direction – TV Comedy Abo Mzala (Season 3), Lerato Pitso Best Achievement in Makeup and Hair – TV Comedy Abo Mzala (Season 3), Regentse Munyai Best Achievement in Wardrobe – TV Comedy Abo Mzala (Season 3), Gisellah Mcleod Best Achievement in Sound – TV Comedy Bedford Wiv...
Banky W campaigns for his Wife, Adesua Etomi after she was nominated at the Nickelodeon 2019 Awards
Celebs

Banky W campaigns for his Wife, Adesua Etomi after she was nominated at the Nickelodeon 2019 Awards

Musician turned politician, Banky W, has campaigned for his wife, Adesua Etomi, after she was nominated in the ‘Favorite African Star’ category at the Nickelodeon 2019 Awards. The 37-year-old star solicited support for his wife over other African stars like Stonebwoy, Sauti Sol and IK Osakioduwa via Instagram on Wednesday. His post reads: Congratulations to all my brothers nominated, but pleeeease vote for my wife!!! Lol! Pls use the link in my bio. I’m so proud of @adesuaetomi!!! She’s the only lady nominated in this category at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards!!! She’s my personal favourite African Star (and human being?) and she should be yours too!! My brothers will understand, no worry. Lol ?????‍♂️??‍♂️ #SusuForTheWin #FromOneCampaignToAnother #nickelodeon #linkinmbi...
Oscar Awards 2019: Full List of Categories And Winners
Entertainment

Oscar Awards 2019: Full List of Categories And Winners

Below is the full list of winners at the 2019 Oscar Awards which held at the Dolby Theattre, Los Angeles California. The night saw Black Panther winner the Oscar awards for best costume design, production design and original score. See full list of categories and winners of the Oscar Awards 2019 below. Best supporting actress Emma Stone (The Favourite) Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) Amy Adams (Vice) Regina King ( If Beale Street Could Talk ) – WINNER! Marina De Tavira (Roma) Best makeup and hair Border Mary Queen of Scots Vice – WINNER! Best documentary Free Solo – WINNER! Minding the Gap RBG Hale County This Morning, This Evening Of Fathers and Sons Best costume design Black Panther (Ruth E Carter) – WINNER! The Favourite (Sandy Powell) Mary Pop...
Little Mix Slammed For ‘Dressing Like Strippers’ at BRIT Awards
Celebs

Little Mix Slammed For ‘Dressing Like Strippers’ at BRIT Awards

Little Mix were last night slammed on social media for ‘dressing like strippers’ at BRIT awards, though we wonder what the fuss is about. The girl band put on a performance alongside Ms Banks at this year’s BRIT Awards, and many on social media found their dressing inappropriate. One viewer wrote: “What is it with Jesy from Little Mix wearing outfits that nearly show her vagina?” Another posted: “Little Mix’s outfits doing nothing for the feminist movement there.” A third added: “Well done to everyone keeping their clothes on and remembering this is a family show, totally aimed at youngsters. Little Mix just lost a huge following for acting like strippers! Not a role models.” A parent piped up: “Watching BRITs and son walks in, clocks Little Mix and says: ‘This is weird. They ...

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