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Nigerian Playwright Professor Akinwunmi Isola dies at 79

Akinwunmi Isola died Saturday morning in Ibadan, Oyo State at the age of 79. He was known for popular plays like Oleku, Koseegbe & Efunsetan Aniwura all of which were made into motion pictures by filmmaker, Tunde Kelani
. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Read below some tributes pouring in …

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Iranian wrestler Karimachiani banned for throwing match

Wrestling’s global sporting body has banned an Iranian athlete for six months for deliberately throwing a match to avoid an Israeli opponent. Alireza Karimachiani was winning a match against his Russian opponent in November’s under-23 world championships when his coach ordered him to lose. If he had won, he would …

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EarthGang Announce “Royalty” EP Release Date, Confirm Album In 2018

After January came and went without the release of EarthGang’s Royalty EP, the duo has set a new release date for the project. The forthcoming effort will see release February 23rd, according to a post from EarthGang’s official Twitter account. “[S]orry for the delay,” they wrote. Royalty is dropping on 2/23 sorry for …

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Solange Knowles is Harvard Foundation’s “Artist of the Year”

Singer, songwriter and artist Solange Knowles has been named The Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year and will be awarded at a ceremony which will hold on the 3rd of March during the Cultural Rhythms Festival in the Memorial Hall’s Sanders Theatre. According to Saintheron, her Grammy-winning 2016 album, A Seat at the Table, touched on …

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Janelle Monae Announces New Album “Dirty Computer”

Good news comes from Janelle today as she’s officially announced her fourth album Dirty Computer with an intriguing trailer that features actress Tessa Thompson. The clip shows hovering cars, a police takedown, underground dance parties, a beachside romance and more. The trailer will air in select theatres before Marvel’s Black Panther screening. There’s been …

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Ethiopia Declares State Of Emergency After PM Resignation

Ethiopia on Friday announced a national state of emergency barely a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn “unexpectedly” announced his intention to step down amid unrest and political crisis. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move became imperative to stem a wave of anti-government protests as over hundreds of people …

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Roger Federer beats Robin Haase to become oldest world number one From the section

Roger Federer says becoming the oldest world number one in tennis history – 14 years after he first topped the rankings – is a “dream come true”. The 36-year-old beat Robin Haase 4-6 6-1 6-1 in the last eight of the Rotterdam Open to replace Rafael Nadal, 31, at the …

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Behati Prinsloo & Adam Levine Welcome Baby #2

Adam Levine, 38, is a two-time dad after wife Behati Prinsloo, 28, gave birth to their second child! The couple welcomed a precious baby girl named Geo Grace Levine right after Valentine’s Day, E! News confirmed on Feb. 16, and we can only imagine how excited the two must be about giving their first daughter, Dusty Rose, 1, …

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Lami Phillips joins Harrysong’s Alter Plate Music

Neo-Soul/Afro-pop singer & songwriter Lami Phillips has been unveiled as the First Lady of Alter Plate Music which is run by singer Harrysong. The singer has been on the music scene for quite a while, also working as a stage and screen actor. She released her debut album Intuition in 2009 and it housed the hit single Know featuring M.I. …

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Rebecca Gayheart & Eric Dane Are Getting Divorced After 14 Years Of Marriage

Rebecca Gayheart, 46, just filed for divorce from her husband of 14 years, Eric Dane, 45, , according to The Blast. The Beverly Hills, 90120 star is reportedly asking for joint custody as well as spousal support from Eric. The precise details on what led to this surprising separation have not been released. They have 2 …

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