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Keep making history – Zlatan, others send message to Tyson Fury over trilogy fight with Wilder
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Keep making history – Zlatan, others send message to Tyson Fury over trilogy fight with Wilder

AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard have sent messages of support to British fighter, Tyson Fury, ahead of his trilogy fight against American boxer, Deontay Wilder. Fury and Wilder will on Saturday night clash in Nevada, their third contest in less than three years, to decide the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles. Zlatan, who is a big fan of Fury, wished the Gypsy King big luck against Wilder and urged him to keep making history. The former Man United star was quoted by BT Sport’s official Twitter handle as saying: “Tyson Fury, my friend, what is up. I hope you are well, I hope the camp went well, I hope your family is well, I hope everything is as it should be. “I want to wish you big luck, even if you don’...
Queen of England ‘to reward 18-year-old Emma Raducanu with OBE after stunning US Open win
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Queen of England ‘to reward 18-year-old Emma Raducanu with OBE after stunning US Open win

Britain's tennis star, Emma Raducanu is reportedly set to be one of the youngest CBE recipients ever after her stunning US Open win. Raducanu has ended Britain's 44-year wait for a women's Grand Slam singles champion after beating Leylah Fernandez to win the US Open in a thrilling style last week. Raducanu, who was the first qualifier ever to reach a Grand Slam final, beat her 19-year-old Canadian opponent 6-4, 6-3 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. After her stunning victory, Her Majesty personally congratulated Raducan A message from the Queen at Balmoral to the teenager read: 'I send my congratulations to you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships. It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work ...
‘Cristiano has always been an inspiration to me’ – New Juventus signing Kaio Jorge reveals admiration for Ronaldo
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‘Cristiano has always been an inspiration to me’ – New Juventus signing Kaio Jorge reveals admiration for Ronaldo

The Brazilian says he has already received advice from the five-time Ballon d'Or winner after linking up with the Bianconeri New Juventus signing Kaio Jorge has revealed his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo, insisting that the striker has "always been an inspiration". Kaio joined Juve from Santos in a €3 million deal last week, with the 19-year-old committing to a five-year contract at the Allianz Stadium. He will now have the chance to link up with some of the world's best players, most notably five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo, who he says has already been helping him to settle in behind the scenes in Turin.
Onouvevwo: Emerging Quarter-miler Inspired by Brume
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Onouvevwo: Emerging Quarter-miler Inspired by Brume

Nigeria’s only track and field medallist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Ese Brume, is a source of inspiration to Nigerians even before achieving success on Tuesday. Ella Onouvevwo, a 400m runner who is only in SS3, sees Brume as her sporting idol. Just like many sportsmen and women who have come out of Delta State, Onouvevwo was discovered while representing her school — Etigbo Secondary School, Ughelli. A successful outing with her school propelled her to more success on the national stage, winning a gold medal at the 2019 National Youth Games in Ilorin. “I started athletics in 2019 after I represented my school at an invitation relay at Government College, Ughelli, where we placed second. Then my coach called me and said we should start training,” she told PUNCH Sports E...
Actress Clarion Chukwurah goes topless for her birthday photoshoot
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Actress Clarion Chukwurah goes topless for her birthday photoshoot

Veteran actress, Clarion Chukwurah, turns a year older. She went topless in her birthday photos which she shared on her Instagram page this morning. Posting the photos, she wrote ''I AM NIGERIA...with My Myriad of Culture And Ethnic Groups.. Sometimes, I look Confused To The Rest of The World In My Diversity, Outdated and Uncivilized with Customs Steeped in Tradition... Still, They Were Attracted To My Many Blessings. SMH, I Used To Be Called The Giant Of Africa, The Land of Black Gold, Fighting and Winning Battles For My African Kin, Commanding Respect! Now, on Wobbly Legs, I Say, I AM UNBREAKABLE! Cameroon has taken from Me, Ghana has lived in Me, Togo has worked in Me, Lebanon has traded in Me, Niger has overflooded Me, South African Liberty benefitted from Me, My Borders ...
Man Utd new boy Sancho reveals Ronaldo inspiration & how FIFA Street helped to shape his style
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Man Utd new boy Sancho reveals Ronaldo inspiration & how FIFA Street helped to shape his style

The 21-year-old picked the Juventus star as well as Ronaldinho and Wayne Rooney as the players who helped shape him Jadon Sancho has identified Cristiano Ronaldo as the Manchester United icon who has had the biggest influence on his playing style. Sancho completed a move to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund on Friday in a deal worth £73 million ($101m). The move sees the 21-year-old follow in the path of two of his idols, including the Juventus and Portugal star as well as ex-England striker Wayne Rooney.
My Greatest Challenge As A Pastors’ Daughter – Actress, Precious Ogunleye Opens Up
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My Greatest Challenge As A Pastors’ Daughter – Actress, Precious Ogunleye Opens Up

Precious Ayomide Ogunleye, the fast rising actress cum model, is determined to make her family proud. To achieve this, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) student decided to stay on her own in order to concentrate on her studies and acting career as well. She opens up on the challenges of being an actress and pastors’ daughter. How did you come into entertainment? My father was the one that brought me into the entertainment world. He was always asking me to hawk clothes that he bought from Dubai. I was always the one to sell the clothes and also model them for him. That made me develop interest in modeling. My father wanted me to go into modelling but with another mindset of doing strictly clothes and makeover. He didn’t want modeling with body exposure but I went...
I’ll have to Wait Another Year to take Mata’s shirt number – Bruno Fernandes Laments
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I’ll have to Wait Another Year to take Mata’s shirt number – Bruno Fernandes Laments

Manchester United playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, has said he will have to wait one more year before he gets the no 8 shirt from Juan Mata. Mata has agreed a contract extension with the club. The Red Devils confirmed on Friday that the 33-year-old had agreed to stay at Old Trafford until June 2022. Fernandes previously wore the No 8 shirt at Sporting Lisbon and has worn the No 18 since arriving in Manchester. “I guess I’ll have to wait for the number 8 another year. “Congrats brother!! Well deserved! An example and an inspiration on and off the pitch,” Fernandes tweeted. Mata has made 273 appearances for United, scoring 51 goals in all competitions. However, in recent seasons he has become more of a peripheral figure; featuring in just 18 games last season.
‘I’ll have to wait for No. 8 another year’ – Fernandes happy as ‘inspiration’ Mata signs new Man Utd deal
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‘I’ll have to wait for No. 8 another year’ – Fernandes happy as ‘inspiration’ Mata signs new Man Utd deal

The Portuguese midfielder joked about a shirt change while expressing his admiration for his team-mate Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes joked that he'll now have to wait at least one more year to take the No. 8 shirt off Juan Mata's hands after the Spanish midfielder signed a new one-year deal to remain at Old Trafford. The club confirmed that Mata would return on Friday, with the midfielder signing on to stay after seeing his contract with the club expire last month. Fernandes, who wore the No. 8 at Sporting CP before claiming the No. 18 at Old Trafford, says he'll now have to wait a year to retake his old number from a player he calls "an inspiration".
France vs Portugal: Griezmann pays tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo
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France vs Portugal: Griezmann pays tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo

France forward, Antoine Griezmann, has paid tribute to Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, ahead of both sides’ final Group F game at Euro 2020 on Wednesday. Griezmann said Ronaldo is a “source of inspiration for everyone”, adding that the Juventus forward is a complete player. Both France and Portugal played on Saturday but fell short of the results they wanted. France drew 1-1 with Hungary in Budapest, while Portugal lost 4-2 against Germany. “He [Ronaldo] is a source of inspiration for everyone,” Griezmann told a pre-match press news conference. “It is extraordinary what he is doing at 36 years old. He and Messi, there will be no one like them, we are lucky to meet them on the field. “He is a complete player, an example for all young and old, he can show the way f...
‘Cristiano has had bad games’ – Man Utd star Fernandes reveals how Ronaldo inspired him
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‘Cristiano has had bad games’ – Man Utd star Fernandes reveals how Ronaldo inspired him

The Portuguese playmaker has become a talismanic presence at Old Trafford, as he follows in the footsteps of an iconic countryman Bruno Fernandes admits to taking inspiration from all areas of Cristiano Ronaldo's game, with the Manchester United midfielder following in illustrious footsteps at Old Trafford. A fellow countryman started out on his path to superstardom with Premier League heavyweights, with the first of five Ballons d'Or and as many Champions League crowns secured while in England. Ronaldo has gone on to cement a standing as an all-time great, with Fernandes taking important lessons from the 36-year-old when it comes to seeking continuous improvement and shrugging off any setbacks.
Xavi explains why he has snubbed Barcelona twice after being offered managerial post
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Xavi explains why he has snubbed Barcelona twice after being offered managerial post

The Blaugrana legend has been offered a route back to Camp Nou on a couple of occasions, but those approaches were knocked back Xavi has been explaining why two offers from Barcelona to become their next manager were snubbed. The Liga giants have sounded out a familiar face on a couple of occasions in recent years when finding themselves in need of inspiration from the dugout. Both approaches have been knocked back, with a club legend who continues to cut his coaching teeth in Qatar with Al Sadd not yet of the opinion that the time is right to retrace his steps to Camp Nou.
Champions League final: Chelsea Practising Penalties after Man Utd’s Heartbreak – Tuchel
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Champions League final: Chelsea Practising Penalties after Man Utd’s Heartbreak – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted his players have been practising penalty kicks, ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Manchester City. Tuchel also mentioned the marathon penalty shoot-out between Manchester United and Villarreal last Wednesday in the Europa League final as inspiration. According to the German, he has “never seen anything like” it, with all 20 takers finding the net. Villarreal beat United 11-10, with goalkeeper, Geronimo Rulli firing home the winning spot-kick. When asked if Chelsea keepers Edouard Mendy or Kepa Arrizabalaga would be ready to step up to the spot if called upon, Tuchel replied: “Well I hope so. “We always practise penalties when we face a match where it’s possible it could go to penalties. “Can we si...
I will like to feature Mayorkun in my next hit – Fast-rising Nigerian artiste, Snoweezy
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I will like to feature Mayorkun in my next hit – Fast-rising Nigerian artiste, Snoweezy

Fast-rising Nigerian artiste, Taiwo Hassan Aderinoye, stage name “Snoweezy”, has revealed his interest to feature Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) artiste, Mayorkun. Snoweezy who featured Bella Shmurda in his hit single, Somebodi, said; “if the opportunity comes, I'd love to feature Mayorkun on one of my songs because currently in Nigeria, any song Mayorkun jumps on is a hit”. Narrating his music journey so far, Snoweezy said he was unable to feature 9ice because he was unable to raise the fund charged for such service by an agency he contacted. The Afro-Versa singer described his childhood thus; “Growing up wasn't easy because my dad was an average Nigerian man trying his best to educate 7 of his children and this has impacted my musical career in a positive way because if you know w...
When discussing with a man talk sense into him until he begins to see you beyond your breast and vagina point of view – Nigerian pastor advises ladies
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When discussing with a man talk sense into him until he begins to see you beyond your breast and vagina point of view – Nigerian pastor advises ladies

Akwa Ibom based pastor, Ab Isong, has advised young ladies to learn how to converse intelligently with potential life partners, ask serious questions and find out how they treat their family members. He wrote; Hello young lady, when engaging in a discussion with a man, talk sense into him until he begins to see you beyond your breast and vagina point of view. A potential hubby is looking for a lady who'll help him grow. Be an inspiration to him everytime you have a discussion. Avoid questions like How big is your rod of authority  and how long can you drive a canoe in lekuteh. Try stuffs like, whats your business plan? His answer will determine if he'll be able to meet some of your needs. Find out how he treats his mum, dad and siblings. It'll give you a clue on how he'...
Cote d’Ivoire and Crystal Palace star Zaha reveals inspiration
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Cote d’Ivoire and Crystal Palace star Zaha reveals inspiration

The 28-year-old disclosed that he looks up to his kids as they help him scale new heights Cote d’Ivoire and Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has admitted taking inspiration from his kids. Following his inability to tie down a regular place at Manchester United under Alex Fergusson, the 28-year-old was loaned twice to Crystal Palace and then made the move permanent when he signed a five-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee on February 2, 2015. Since then, he has been a constant figure in the Palace squad with his impressive performances earning him the club’s Player of the Year prize on three occasions. Zaha, who is known for her audacious displays of skill and finishing, accentuated the importance of family to his professional career – claiming his kids inspire hi...
El-Rufai claims Ex-President Jonathan tried to jail him, ignored their friendship
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El-Rufai claims Ex-President Jonathan tried to jail him, ignored their friendship

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan almost put him in prison because he thought he was a threat to his second term ambition.   El-Rufai, in an interview published in The Point, said although Jonathan was his very close friend from when he was the deputy governor of Bayelsa State, he persecuted him because he believed those who told him that he was a threat. The governor said his persecution started in 2006 when he was in charge at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. He said, “Jonathan was convinced by his own circle too that I was a threat and that if he was going for a second term of office, he had to take me out of the race. And so, Jonathan continued the persecution that Yar’adua started. “I have been associate...
Anthony Joshua invites Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko to train with him ahead of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury 
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Anthony Joshua invites Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko to train with him ahead of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury 

Anthony Joshua has invited boxing legends Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko to help prepare him for his mega with Tyson Fury. The highly anticipated undisputed showdow is on the brink of being announced after both fighters agreed on a venue for the multi-million-pound showdown. The British-Nigerian boxer, 32, officially began his training camp for The Gypsy King earlier this month and has invited both Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko before the blockbuster bout. Chatting to Pro Beez of Pep Talk UK, Joshua said of Mayweather: “He’s a great man. "To have someone like that with the boxing brain – you need to be around fighters as a boxer. “Footballers need to be around footballers, boxers need to be around boxers. "Lions stay around lions, lions don’t hang a...
Equation teams up with Quillibrium Music to serve us “Alute”
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Equation teams up with Quillibrium Music to serve us “Alute”

Equation is back from a brief hiatus as he teams up with Quillibrium Music to present the video to his much talked about Single titled "Alute". The British born Nigerian Rap/Afrobeat artiste and Liverpool Young Academy graduate draws inspiration from artiste like Skepta, Stormy, Kano and his touch of afrobeat can be trace to Burnaboy Wizkid and Davido. ‘Aute’ is still a fan favourite and the video gives a visual expression of his creative exposure showing growth over time, It is evident that Equation is not just your regular artiste but star blowing up before you blink. This video was shot and directed by zee motions. Kindly watch and share with friends and spread the gospel of Equation Billionz. YouTube Link: https://m.youtube.com/watch...
Actress Bukky Wright gets a Range Rover Car Gift from her Son, Ojayy
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Actress Bukky Wright gets a Range Rover Car Gift from her Son, Ojayy

Actress Bukky Wright has gotten a Range Rover car from her son, Ojayy as a birthday gift. Ojayy who shared a video of the car gift he gave his mother, described her an inspiration to her generation and her children. He wrote; Please watch till the end to see the type of human being I am dealing with .. She got dressed just to enter the Car and say she’s no longer going out .... HAPPY BIRTHDAY My Love! You are truly an inspiration to your generation and most of all, to your children! You inspire me more than anybody else; To achieve the things you have so far in your xxx years will be a wonderful benchmark for anybody but I love you because you’re always pushing me to do more, to be better at everything I do and most of all to be a better person. Your heart is Gold! I wanna sa...
Ben Murray-Bruce Visits his Wife’s Graveside one her 1st Death Anniversary
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Ben Murray-Bruce Visits his Wife’s Graveside one her 1st Death Anniversary

Today, March 20, marks the first death anniversary of Evelyn, the wife of Senator Ben Murray-Bruce. Mrs. Murray-Bruce died in March 2020 after battling cancer. He visited her graveside today in commemoration of her first death anniversary. ''She was faithful, loyal and true. My best friend of 43 years and my wife for 41 years. She was one of life’s greatest inspiration to me. Today marks one year since I lost my favourite woman. We miss you, Evelyn Murray-Bruce. The void remains that can never be filled.''he wrote May her soul continue to rest in peace, Amen.
I Won’t Copy Ronaldo, Others – De Ligt
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I Won’t Copy Ronaldo, Others – De Ligt

  Juventus defender, Matthijs de Ligt has insisted that he will not “copy” the methods of superstars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon but will become great in his own right. He, however, said he is looking to the Juventus icons for inspiration. The 21 year-old highly-rated centre-half is still in the process of learning his trade. Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday. They were knocked out by FC Porto on away goal rule with De Ligt coming in the second half to replace Leonardo Bunucci. Ronaldo made a big money move to Juventus majorly to help them win the Champions League, a move that has proved abortive for the second season now. “I’m where I want to be and where I can learn as much as possible,” h...
My Dad Used to Work at a Fast-food Restaurant in US Before he Became wealthy – Davido Reveals
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My Dad Used to Work at a Fast-food Restaurant in US Before he Became wealthy – Davido Reveals

Nigerian singer, Davido has revealed his billionaire father, Adedeji Adeleke, worked as a manager at Burger King, a fast-food restaurant in the US before he became wealthy. The singer disclosed this while speaking about his biggest inspiration during a performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk, a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music in Washington. “The inspiration for me has been my father, a Nigerian-American like me. He studied in the States. I studied there myself. I went to HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), a predominantly black college,” he said. “My dad went to one as well. He used to work at Burger King. He was a manager at Burger King.”
Eric Bailly Snubs Messi, Ronaldo, Names Best Player in Football History
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Eric Bailly Snubs Messi, Ronaldo, Names Best Player in Football History

  Manchester United defender, Eric Bailly, has said Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo are not the best footballers ever. Instead, Bailly says Sergio Ramos, who is currently the captain of Real Madrid, deserves that title. In an interview with Spanish expert, Guillem Balague’s YouTube channel, the Ivory Coast centre-back revealed his affection for Ramos, who turns 35 next month. “My greatest inspiration has always been Ramos,” Bailly said. “I have admired him for a long time because of what he does in football and how he keeps going at a high level. “For me, he’s one of the best players in the history of football. Everyone has an opinion, but he is one of the best, the perfect reference point for me.” When quizzed on whether it is Lionel...
21 Year old Becomes Youngest Female to Row Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean in 70 days
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21 Year old Becomes Youngest Female to Row Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean in 70 days

Jasmine Harrison, 21, from the UK, has become the youngest female to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 3,000-mile (4,800-kilometer) journey from Spain to Antigua. Harrison completed the 2020 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge on Saturday, February 20, in 70 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes -- a new world record for the youngest female to row solo across any ocean, organizer, Atlantic Campaigns said. Along the way, she had a "near collision with a drilling ship, two capsizes, lots of peanut butter and Nutella consumed," Harrison posted on Twitter. Harrison wrote on her website that she was inspired to take part in the challenge when she saw the 2018 race finish while teaching swimming in the Caribbean. "It wasn't just watching and holding the flares at Ne...
Barcelona vs PSG: What Messi Told me – Dembele
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Barcelona vs PSG: What Messi Told me – Dembele

  Barcelona star, Ousmane Dembele has revealed some advice he got from superstar Lionel Messi prior to their 4-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 first leg. PSG thrashed Barcelona 4-1 in the first leg on Tuesday with Kylian Mbappé scoring a hattrick. But in an interview before the game, the French international, who has endured a difficult time in Catalonia, confirmed that some wise words from his captain have made a big difference in his reviving career. “He tells me how to position myself and when to pass, because I like to dribble when I have the ball”, the 23-year-old said in an interview with UEFA.com. “I like to go forward on my own. Sometimes he tells me to calm down, to go out wide, or wait for a teammate and to not always try ...
EPL: Bruno Fernandes Opens Up on ‘Fights with Solskjaer
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EPL: Bruno Fernandes Opens Up on ‘Fights with Solskjaer

Manchester United playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, has said that he always engages in a “battle” with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to get inspiration, SportingLife reports. Fernandes believes Solskjaer getting “angry sometimes” in arguments, keeps him on his toes as he targets a treble this season. The 26-year-old also feels the Norwegian’s flexible man-management is behind United’s incredible transformation into title contenders. The £55million midfielder has been Solskjaer’s star performer since arriving from Sporting Lisbon 13 months ago. Fernandes has now spoken about two clashes he had with his boss. He told TV2: “It’s not so much. I’ve played 54 games now. During those fights he has been angry with me twice, it’s not bad, so I’m happy with that. “But I think it’s im...
Liverpool no longer ‘superhuman’ as Crouch claims out-of-sorts Reds have ‘over-reliance on Salah’
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Liverpool no longer ‘superhuman’ as Crouch claims out-of-sorts Reds have ‘over-reliance on Salah’

The former frontman admits a once dominant outfit have lost their way this season, with two many players underperforming for Jurgen Klopp Liverpool are no longer “superhuman” says Peter Crouch, with the out-of-sorts Reds warned that they have become over-reliant on Mohamed Salah for moments of inspiration. The Egyptian forward had delivered for the reigning Premier League during back-to-back away days in London against Tottenham and West Ham. Jurgen Klopp’s champions appeared to have rediscovered their spark following a run of five top-flight games without a win, but another bump in the road has been hit at home to Brighton, with the Seagulls leaving Anfield with a shock 1-0 win.
Major League’s DJ Banele on drawing inspiration from the likes of Burna Boy during the pandemic
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Major League’s DJ Banele on drawing inspiration from the likes of Burna Boy during the pandemic

While the aim is to still keep it moving as an artist in the entertainment industry, one half of the Major League DJz, Banele Mbere, has spoken out about the importance of being taken seriously by the government as a sector and staying sane during the pandemic. With a lot of artists trying to stay afloat financially and stay relevant with the times, the hip-hop artist, now turned amapiano DJ, shared his ongoing hardships as an artist in SA. In an interview with TshisaLIVE, Banele said, “Being an artist during a pandemic sucks, I won't lie. With a lot of African countries closing down, one can't travel or gig – now we have to go back to all our online stuff, which isn't ideal for us at the moment.” While he's frustrated at not being able to perform live to the masses due to pub...
I Record My SEX Sessions Because That Is Where I Get My Inspiration— KiDi Reveals
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I Record My SEX Sessions Because That Is Where I Get My Inspiration— KiDi Reveals

Lynx Entertainment Signee, KiDi has revealed where he comes from and can still not wrap their heads around it. In a recent interview, he said sometimes he gets inspiration for writing his songs from some of the weirdest places and weirdest times— bathing, eating, and sometimes in the middle of something. When he was asked what in the middle of something means, he tried dodging the question but finally admitted that he has gotten inspiration while making love before. “Inspiration hits in the weirdest places and the weirdest times…I may be doing the number two, I may be bathing, I may be in the middle of something,” He says one of his songs on his EP was inspired during one of his sexual bouts so because of that, he always records sexual sessions. ‘Freaky Lord’ [a song on ...
Modric: Zidane told me that I could win Ballon d’Or one day!
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Modric: Zidane told me that I could win Ballon d’Or one day!

  The Los Blancos playmaker revealed his manager gave him the confidence to win football's biggest individual honour Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane told Luka Modric he was a player capable of winning the Ballon d'Or, giving the Croatian confidence to go on and win the award. Zidane provided the inspiration to Modric when he was appointed Los Blancos coach in 2016 and the midfield star went on to lift the famous individual award at the end of 2018. In that year, Modric was part of the Madrid team to win a third successive Champions League, while also spearheading Croatia to a first-ever World Cup final in Russia.
Aubameyang avoids Future Question but Arteta Optimistic Arsenal’s FA Cup Hero will Stay
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Aubameyang avoids Future Question but Arteta Optimistic Arsenal’s FA Cup Hero will Stay

The Gabonese striker netted twice to help the Gunners overcome the Blues at Wembley and was eager to steer clear of contract talk afterwards. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang refused to be drawn on his future after netting a match-winning brace for Arsenal in the FA Cup final. The Gabonese striker underlined his value to the Gunners cause with two goals against Chelsea on Saturday. Mikel Arteta’s side have continued to look to their captain for inspiration throughout the uncertainty surrounding his contract situation. Aubameyang is yet to agree an extension to a deal at Emirates Stadium that now has less than 12 months to run. The 31-year-old has remained coy on his plans, with plenty suggesting that major silverware would be required in order for a prolific presence to put pe...
I Bought my Dream House at 35 – Toke Makinwa
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I Bought my Dream House at 35 – Toke Makinwa

Media personality, Toke Makinwa, has revealed that she bought her dream house at the age of 35, as she penned down a word of encouragement for ladies. Taking to her Instagram page, Toke Makinwa emphasised that financial freedom is a must for all women, as she urged women to not stop pushing. In the lengthy post, she revealed that she bought her dream house at the age of 35, and it wasn’t even her first property. See what she wrote below; “Dear woman, I see you, you rock, keep raising the bar. keep shattering the ceiling, keep pushing that envelope. Financial freedom is a “must” for us women, being able to do for yourself certainly has to be the goal, it’s nice to have help, it’s nice to come from wealth but it is important to raise women to believe that wealth is not gende...
Why I Composed Song for Ibidun Ighodalo – Tope Alabi
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Why I Composed Song for Ibidun Ighodalo – Tope Alabi

Gospel singer, Tope Alabi, has opened up on the reason why she composed a tribute song for the late Ibidun Ighodalo, who died of a suspected cardiac arrest on Sunday. The 49-year-old opened up about the inspiration behind the song during an interview with the Punch. She said, “When I heard that she had died, I was so down because I couldn’t hold down the emotions. For hours, I was devastated; her death was a big blow. “My husband had a headache throughout that day. By the second day, I was inspired by the Holy Spirit to do a tribute for her. I asked myself whether people would like the idea and if she was not too young.” The ‘Halleluyah’ singer also described the late wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo as a beautiful and humble person who always had a smile on her face. “The lat...
Kobe Bryant to be honoured with post-humous Emmy Governors Award for his philanthropy
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Kobe Bryant to be honoured with post-humous Emmy Governors Award for his philanthropy

Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, is set to be honoured with a posthumous Emmy award for his work in ‘philanthropy, community building and inspiration.' 41 year old Kobe, alongside his daughter Gianna and 7 others were killed during a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California in January . The basketball star will be awarded the 72nd Los Angeles Area Emmy Governors Award which will take place  in July. Kobe won five championships over his 20-year career and started helping others once he retired, becoming an ambassador for women’s basketball, a mentor and advocate for local youth. He also helped raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in LA. Kobe Bryant  was nominated by Spectrum SportsNet for his legacy of community building and inspiration which went far beyond his ...
US Embassy Staff in Nigeria Take a Knee to Show Support for the Black Lives Matter protesters
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US Embassy Staff in Nigeria Take a Knee to Show Support for the Black Lives Matter protesters

The United States Embassy staff in Abuja, Nigeria, went on one knee on Monday to show support for the Black Lives Matter protesters who are demanding justice for George Floyd and other black victims of police brutality in the US. The embassy posted a photo of its staff going down on one knee and wrote: "Today at the Embassy, we joined together in 84 seconds of silence in solidarity with those at home and around the world protesting the murders of George Floyd & others. We sincerely hope that all of us will learn from this episode & use it as inspiration to create a better world."
Southampton’s Djenepo aiming to be better than Mane
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Southampton’s Djenepo aiming to be better than Mane

The Malian forward has lofty ambitions and has backed himself to reach some impressive heights in the years to come Southampton attacker Moussa Djenepo is hoping to "become the next Sadio Mane" as he uses the Liverpool star as inspiration. Djenepo, 21, joined the club for a reported £14 million ($17m) from Standard Liege last year, and had scored two goals and provided two assists in 18 Premier League games before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mane spent two seasons at St Mary's before joining Liverpool in 2016 and the Senegal international has developed into one of the world's best attackers.
Buhari, Tinubu Inspired My Political Career, Says Aregbesola
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Buhari, Tinubu Inspired My Political Career, Says Aregbesola

The minister for interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has revealed that president Muhammadu Buhari has always been a major inspiration to him long before he even joined politics. Speaking via hiss official Twitter handle on Saturday, he revealed that the former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu made him become a good public administrator. He said: “Pres. @MBuhari has been a major inspiration to me long before I joined his cabinet. He has been motivating me on concentrating on the masses without jeopardizing interest of the minority. “I can never forget the role of @AsiwajuTinubu in making me into a good public administrator.” Pres. @MBuhari has been a major inspiration to me long before I joined his cabinet. He has been motivating me on concentrating on the masses without jeopar...
NURTW Boss, Koko Zaria Clocks 50
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NURTW Boss, Koko Zaria Clocks 50

NURTW boss cum actor Kokozaria is a year older today. The transport boss clocks 50. He has since taken to his IG page to pen a lengthy birthday message for himself to accelerate the new year writing; ”Wow! What a surprise! Today we are going to have a great party because I know some awesome person who has a birthday. This great person is ready to invite all the friends and dance all night. Guess who this person is? Happy birthday to me.???❤️❤️??? ”A new year of life is a priceless blessing, so I pray to God today with thanks and wish more happy years to come. I hope that my closest people will share with me this day in the warm and friendly atmosphereWine is getting better over the years, a man is getting wiser over the years. I get older today, but this is the reason for the happ...
Sammy Kuffour: Bayern Munich legend wanted to put a smile on his mum’s face
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Sammy Kuffour: Bayern Munich legend wanted to put a smile on his mum’s face

MYCELEBRITYANDI  speaks to the Ghana great who pays tribute to his mother's role in his football career Ghana and Bayern Munich legend Samuel Osei Kuffour has paid tribute to his mum, describing her as the inspiration behind his success. The 43-year-old is one of the most celebrated African footballers, having won the Champions League with the German giants in 2001, lifted the German Bundesliga title on six occasions and claimed the German FA Cup four times. He won the BBC African Footballer of the Year award in 2001 and finished second in the Caf African Footballer of the Year race in 1999 and 2001.
“Inspiration to Write Erotic Novels Comes from the Devil” – Born Again Lady Burns her Novels
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“Inspiration to Write Erotic Novels Comes from the Devil” – Born Again Lady Burns her Novels

A born again Nigerian woman revealed she burnt all her novels after because inspiration to write the erotic novels came from the devil. In a post shared on social media, Mugechi Monika who recently became a born again said, “The inspiration to write erotic novels comes from the devil” this realized after she found out she became lazy to read the Bible and found it “boring”. She wrote; Before getting born again I was bound in worldliness trapped in youthful lusts. All praise to the Lamb for He found me and saved me from the stench of sin and from that lake of fire and brimstone. One way in which I used to “escape from reality” was to read novels. In fact I had already began to write my own novel as my dream was to be like Chimmanda Ngozi or Margaret Ogola who were winners of...
Fan Drags Tacha For Praising Wizkid With Davido’s Tattoo On Her Chest
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Fan Drags Tacha For Praising Wizkid With Davido’s Tattoo On Her Chest

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Tacha (Natacha Akide) joined a league of others in praising Afrobeat icon, Wizkid following a hits face off his tracks were featured in recently. Taking to Twitter, the controversial influencer wrote, “Wizkid baba nla“. Her praise obviously didn’t go down well with some fans who took to Twitter to drag her for hailing the singer despite having a tattoo of Davido on her chest. It should be recalled that in an interview with OAP Do2dun, the reality TV star revealed her main motive behind the tattoo. She said; “Yeah, I love Davido. David was the inspiration behind my having the OBO tattoo. You know David has this drive regardless of everything, he still has that drive and strength and it’s what I admire. I want to be Tacha that the world will...
‘I will do everything to play for him’ – Onazi vows to kick on under ‘senior man’ Yobo
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‘I will do everything to play for him’ – Onazi vows to kick on under ‘senior man’ Yobo

The Denizlispor midfielder is looking forward to a new era in the Super Eagles with ex-international teammate as Gernot Rohr’s assistant Ogenyi Onazi will give his all for newly appointed Nigeria assistant coach Joseph Yobo. The three-time African champions turned to the Super Eagles legend for inspiration after Imama Amapakabo was ushered through the exit door earlier this year. Onazi and Yobo worked together to help Nigeria win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, while both had a role to play in the country’s Round of 16 finish at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Their last time together was during the 2-0 defeat to France inside Brasilia’s Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha. Despite contrasting reactions that have greeted the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) a...
Lionel Messi Has A Shrine Dedicated To Muhammad Ali In His Home To Serve As Inspiration
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Lionel Messi Has A Shrine Dedicated To Muhammad Ali In His Home To Serve As Inspiration

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi has a shrine dedicated to the great Muhammad Ali in his home. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner posted footage of his workout during lockdown on social media, and eagle eyed viewers spotted his wall; a series of photos including some of Ali's greatest moments in the ring. Messi clearly sees Ali as an inspirational figure, especially while he is working to be the best. This isn't the first time Messi has revealed his admiration for the boxing legend. During one of his contract renewals at Barcelona, the Argentinian wore a t-shirt with Ali's signature pose emblazoned on the front alongside the iconic quote: "Float like a butteryfly, sting like a bee." In fact, Messi has sported an Ali shirt on a number of occasions down the years. ...
‘He is an inspiration’ – Fred credits Fernandes for transforming Man Utd
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‘He is an inspiration’ – Fred credits Fernandes for transforming Man Utd

The Brazilian midfielder has praised the impact the January signing has had on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team Fred believes Bruno Fernandes is an ‘inspiration’ to be followed in the Manchester United team and has credited the Portuguese for the club’s upturn in form. Fernandes arrived at the end of January and, before football was halted due to the outbreak of Covid-19, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were on a nine-game unbeaten run with the midfielder in the team. The 25-year-old has been praised for the instant impact he has had and Fred believes the Portugal international has been key to United’s good form.
Man Utd veteran Mata: Aimar an inspiration
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Man Utd veteran Mata: Aimar an inspiration

Manchester United veteran Juan Mata admits growing up inspired by Pablo Aimar. The Argentine played for Valencia, where Mata moved after his time with Real Madrid. He told manutd.com: "Of course I had players that I looked up to. For example, when I was a kid I remember Pablo Aimar, an Argentinian player. "He used to play for Valencia and other teams and he was fantastic. "I used to love watching him. [Zinedine] Zidane, Ronaldinho, you know, these very creative attacking players. My family was an inspiration off the pitch and on the pitch those great players."
“I Had A Dream About Fela And This Was All What He Told Me” – Sarz Pens Down Revelations On Twitter
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“I Had A Dream About Fela And This Was All What He Told Me” – Sarz Pens Down Revelations On Twitter

Nigerian award-winning producer, Sarz has shared the inspiration behind Wizkid’s hit track “Jaiye Jaiye” Sarz produced the track back in 2013 which featured Femi Kuti and is regarded as one of Wizkid’s biggest hits ever. A curious fan asked the producer for what inspired the Jaiye Jaiye beat and Sarz took to Twitter to narrate how it happened. According to him, he had a dream where he was With Fela who schooled him on the spirituality of music. As the conversation progressed, someone started knocking on his door and it turned out to be Wizkid. He said the “Joro” singer told him to add the sound from the door to a best and send it to him. Sarz said he woke up and the rest is history. He wrote: “A fan asked I had a dream I was with Fela and he was schooling me about the spiritual...
Sassuolo coach De Zerbi drawing inspiration from Atalanta
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Sassuolo coach De Zerbi drawing inspiration from Atalanta

Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi admits he's drawing inspiration from Atalanta. La Dea are into the Champions League quarterfinals and also on track for a top four finish. De Zerbi said, “Atalanta performed a masterpiece by improving their squad and their mentality. "The credit goes to Gian Piero Gasperini. “Sassuolo have everything it takes to follow in their footsteps. Clearly, it's no mean feat, but in terms of economic strength, infrastructure and focus, we could do it."
Meghan Markle took inspiration from Princess Diana’s emerald green ensemble for her final royal appearance
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Meghan Markle took inspiration from Princess Diana’s emerald green ensemble for her final royal appearance

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle took inspiration from her late mother-in-law Princess Diana as she said her goodbyes to royal life . Both of them left the royal life in different circumstances. Princess Diana forced to quit after she divorced her husband, Charles while Meghan quitting with her husband, Prince Harry together. Furthermore, for both of the women its a life changing experience. Meghan seen dazzling at her final royal engagement – the Commonwealth Day Service. She’s wearing an emerald green Emilia Wickstead dress with an asymmetrical cape and hat made by William Chambers. Fans quickly took notice of how Meghan’s outfit was similar to the one Diana wore to Trooping the Colour in June 1982, when she was pregnant with Prince William.
“I’ve Had to go Through Steps Whereas Others have Taken the Elevator up” Burna Boy Speaks to GQ Magazine about his Career
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“I’ve Had to go Through Steps Whereas Others have Taken the Elevator up” Burna Boy Speaks to GQ Magazine about his Career

Burna Boy featured in the popular GQ Magazine where he spoke about his career, being compared to Fela, and more. Burna sings primarily in pidgin English and Yoruba and this means that many outside Nigeria don't always grasp the totality of his art.  But Burna told GQ that he has made peace with that. He said he'd actually prefers the response to his work be rooted in something deeper than streams, sales, and fluctuating chart positions. “I don't really have a high regard for numbers, because numbers have no feelings, they have no soul, whereas I do,” he explains. “My ‘numbers’ is the people who have actually felt the feeling that the music is supposed to carry across and in the process received the message." When asked about being compared to Fela, Burna says: “I don't think an...

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