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American actor and comedian Jerry Stiller dies at 92
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American actor and comedian Jerry Stiller dies at 92
| May 11th, 2020

Veteran actor and comedian Jerry Stiller , who found fame on Broadway and later in the smash US show “ Seinfeld” has died from natural causes aged 92, his son Ben Stiller said Monday .



Stiller and his wife Anne Meara starred on the stage and TV in the 1960s , writing and performing comedy sketches and routines together.



He later played George Costanza ’ s short - tempered father Frank on the smash TV show “ Seinfeld” , for which he won the Funniest Male Guest Appearance in a TV Series at the American Comedy Awards in 1989.



In 1997 he was nominated for an Emmy award for the same role .



He also played Leah Remini’ s father in the sitcom “The King of Queens” and starred alongside his son Ben in the “ Zoolander” films .



“ I’ m sad to say that my father , Jerry Stiller , passed away from natural causes , ” his son said in a tweet.



“ He was a great dad and grandfather , and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years, ” Stiller added . “ He will be greatly missed . Love you Dad . ”

AFP

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Don Jazzy and Falz release new song
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Don Jazzy and Falz release new song "Safe"
| May 11th, 2020

Supreme Mavin Records Dynasty boss, Don Jazzy, also known as Don Baba Jay by his fans, is out with a new song titled ‘Safe’ featuring Falz the bhad guy. The song preaches about showing love to everybody, especially in this Covid-19 era.



This new song comes two weeks after another fast-rising artist, Brownie released his own song for the Covid-19 era, titled ‘Hunger virus.’ Brownie, whose new hit song has been enjoying massive airplay in recent times, probably must have inspired the Mavin records king to release his own song of solidarity to Nigerians in this trying time. Brownie is signed unto Ramour Chillings records, managed by Kelvin Richman, the CEO of Alaba mix and his song, Hunger virus, got 10 million downloads within two weeks of release.



With the world battling to find a cure for the deadly coronavirus killing thousands of people, musicians coming together to sing songs of solidarity will surely go a long way in easing the emotional pains caused by Covid-19. Now that artists like Brownie and Don Jazzy have released their solidarity songs, should we expect other artists to do their own solidarity songs? Hopefully.

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Clarence Peters freed from police custody
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Clarence Peters freed from police custody
| May 07th, 2020

Nigerian music video director, Clarence Peters, who was detained by the Lagos state police command over the death of video vixen and dancer, Kodak , at his studio in Omole, Lagos in April, has been granted bail.



Police sources who confirmed his release to LIB, said Clarence and others who were detained over the death of Kodak, were granted administrative bail while investigation continues.



''They were granted administrative bail while investigation is ongoing. Members of the public will be updated on the outcome of the investigation as soon as it is concluded'' the source said

Clarence and some members of his team were invited for questionning

and were detained by the police who are investigating the circumstances surrounding Kodak's death.

Kodak was said to have been electrocuted while charging her phone.

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Kanye West officially becomes a billionaire
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Kanye West officially becomes a billionaire
| April 25th, 2020

Hip hop superstar Kanye West is officially a billionaire after his sneaker line was described as "one of the great retail stories of the century", according to Forbes magazine.



The rapper and fashion designer, who has long coveted the status, is said to have a net worth valued at $1.3bn (£1.05bn).

Despite now being officially classed as a billionaire, West was unhappy with Forbes and claimed they had undervalued him.

The rapper reportedly sent a text to one of their employees reading: "It's not a billion.

"It's 3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count."



Forbes has valued his Yeezy sneaker line alone at $1.26bn (£1.02bn).

The magazine reports that the brand is "challenging Nike's Air Jordan for sneaker world supremacy" and is "one of the great retail stories of the century".

The 42-year-old is also one of the most acclaimed and biggest-selling music artists of the last 20 years.



His GOOD Music record label and the rights to his back catalogue are worth at least $90m (£73m) in total, according to Forbes.

The magazine said the statement of assets supplied to them by West's team lists $17m in cash (£13.7m) and $35m in stocks (£28m).

West's other notable assets are $81m (£66m) in property and $21m (£17m) in land, according to his team.



The rapper and his wife, the reality TV star Kim Kardashian, are known to own several properties in Los Angeles and Wyoming.

Forbes, which stressed there was a lack of independent verification for its figures, has listed West as having debt of about $100m (£81m).

That adds up to a net worth of $1.3bn (£808m) in total, the magazine said.

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See the first online wedding conducted in Lagos
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See the first online wedding conducted in Lagos
| April 22nd, 2020

A Lagos church has conducted its first online wedding ceremony, as the nation continues to battle the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.



The coronavirus pandemic has infected over two million people, and major cities across the globe are currently on lockdown due to the virus.



Many have had their wedding, birthday and other plans disrupted by the virus, but Lagos couple, Yinka and Demola found a way to get things done.



The couple and members of the Harvesters church in Lekki Lagos, got married via Zoom and they had several guests join in.

Gushing about the wedding, the groom said;

“I’m so happy today because I married my friend. It’s the beginning of the best times ever in our lives. I love you baby”

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Mayorkun to feature MI Abaga and Vector on 'Geng (Remix)'
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Mayorkun to feature MI Abaga and Vector on 'Geng (Remix)'
| April 10th, 2020

The three new versions are a Nigerian remix, an African remix and a UK remix.
On April 9, 2020, Nigerian singer and DMW artist, Mayorkun announced that he is set to release an EP filled with the original and three new remixes to his genre-bending single, 'Geng.'


The three new versions are a Nigerian remix, an African remix and a UK remix. The Nigerian remix features MI Abaga, Vector, YCee and Sinzu. The African version features Ghanaian rapper, Kwesi Arthur, South African singer, Ricky Rick, Rayvanny and Innoss B. The UK version features Ms Banks and American rapper,
Russ.
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Avengers star Honor Blackman, dies at 94
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Avengers star Honor Blackman, dies at 94
| April 07th, 2020

Honor Blackman, the actress best-known for her role as Cathy Gale in ‘The Avengers’, and ‘Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger’ has died.



The death of the 94-year-old was made known in a statement by her family members who revealed that she died of natural causes unrelated to coronavirus



The statement read, “It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Honor Blackman, aged 94.

”She died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Lewes, Sussex, surrounded by her family.

”She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her two children Barnaby and Lottie, and grandchildren Daisy, Oscar, Olive and Toby.

“As well as being a much-adored mother and grandmother, Honor was an actor of hugely prolific creative talent; with an extraordinary combination of beauty, brains and physical prowess, along with her unique voice and a dedicated work ethic.



”She achieved an unparalleled iconic status in the world of film and entertainment and with absolute commitment to her craft and total professionalism in all her endeavors she contributed to some of the great films and theater productions of our times.”



Confirming her death also, Film director, Edgar Wright, in a tweet, described her as the “ultimate Bond Girl and original Avenger”.

Blackman also featured in movies as the vengeful goddess Hera in ‘Jason and the Argonauts’ and as Laura West in the 1990s sitcom ‘The Upper Hand’.

She appeared in theatrical productions, which include ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘Cabaret’.

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Shocking as Davido confesses
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Shocking as Davido confesses
| April 04th, 2020

Renowned Nigerian entertainer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has told his followers that he never had N30 billion.

The ‘If’ singer also told them that he has no money to do ‘giveaway’ amid the coronavirus pandemic lockdown due to lack of show.

The singer stated this while responding to a fan @cythianthebread on his Twitter page, who tweeted, asking him “to do giveaway” just like other celebrities.

The ace singer responded by telling the fan that there were no shows, adding that his source of income is limited.

“No money for now,.., no show in sight abeg..we all dey here together!” he wrote.

After claiming that he had no money to give out, one of the fans, Ayo Eagle @olayinka replied, “Haaaa, 30billion never finish!”

The music star said he “never had N30 billion” while responding to him.

The singer said, “Even celebrities are not finding it easy in this period of Coronavirus pandemic.”

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some Nigerians on social media platforms were looking to celebrities to help them out with money and food in this Coronavirus lockdown period.

NAN also reports that this ‘giveaway’ gesture is now a trendy term on social media, which aimed at reducing the economic effect of COVID-19 pandemic on citizens.

Many Nigerian celebrities are now sending ‘giveaways’ in the form of money or data to fans so that they can stock up their homes with foodstuff as they observe the stay-at-home order.

Some celebrities who have been involved in the social media ‘giveaways’ spree included Peruzzi, Toyin Abraham, Yemi Alade, Don Jazzy, and DJ Kaywise, among others

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Shocking as Davido confesses
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Shocking as Davido confesses
| April 04th, 2020

Renowned Nigerian entertainer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has told his followers that he never had N30 billion.

The ‘If’ singer also told them that he has no money to do ‘giveaway’ amid the coronavirus pandemic lockdown due to lack of show.

The singer stated this while responding to a fan @cythianthebread on his Twitter page, who tweeted, asking him “to do giveaway” just like other celebrities.

The ace singer responded by telling the fan that there were no shows, adding that his source of income is limited.

“No money for now,.., no show in sight abeg..we all dey here together!” he wrote.

After claiming that he had no money to give out, one of the fans, Ayo Eagle @olayinka replied, “Haaaa, 30billion never finish!”

The music star said he “never had N30 billion” while responding to him.

The singer said, “Even celebrities are not finding it easy in this period of Coronavirus pandemic.”

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some Nigerians on social media platforms were looking to celebrities to help them out with money and food in this Coronavirus lockdown period.

NAN also reports that this ‘giveaway’ gesture is now a trendy term on social media, which aimed at reducing the economic effect of COVID-19 pandemic on citizens.

Many Nigerian celebrities are now sending ‘giveaways’ in the form of money or data to fans so that they can stock up their homes with foodstuff as they observe the stay-at-home order.

Some celebrities who have been involved in the social media ‘giveaways’ spree included Peruzzi, Toyin Abraham, Yemi Alade, Don Jazzy, and DJ Kaywise, among others

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