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Kanye West Faces Lawsuit After Sampling Sermon Without Permission

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A Texas pastor has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against American rapper and record producer Ye who is formerly known as Kanye West over a sample featured in the song “Come to Life.” Bishop David P. Moten alleges that about 20% of the Donda single is lifted from a sermon he delivered at Victoria, Texas’ the Joy of the Lord Worship Center in 2011, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday at the U.S. District Court in Dallas, Billboard reports. A portion of Moten’s sermon, “My soul cries out Hallelujah and I thank God for saving me” is heard at the beginning of “Come to Life,” with that excerpt sampled throughout the song. Moten claims that West and his team did not seek permission to use the sample prior to releasing it on Donda.

My First Wife, Still My Number One – Yul Edoche Fire Back Critics

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Nollywood star turn politician, Yul Edochie has reacted to the criticism that trailed his announcement of having a second wife and also presenting a child he fathered for the second wife. Yul Edochie had yesterday Wednesday surprised his fans when he took to social media to present his new baby from his second wife, Judy Austin Muoghalu, saying he loves the child just like his other children from his first wife.

Nicolas Cage Reveals New Baby's Sex And Name With Riko Shibata

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American actor and filmmaker, Nicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage, has finally revealed he is expecting a child with his wife, Riko Shibata, 27. The actor, 58, shared the news while promoting his latest film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent on The Kelly Clarkson Show Thursday. "I'm gonna announce some big news for everyone," he said. "I am gonna have a little girl."

FG Renames National Theatre

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The Federal Government has said the National Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos will be now known as 'Lagos Creative and Entertainment Centre' upon completion of the ongoing renovations at the centre. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made the disclosure while signing a bilateral agreement on Nigeria hosting the first Global Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry on Tuesday in Madrid, Spain.

Rihanna And A$AP Rocky Spotted Together Amidst split rumours

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World-famous singer, Rihanna who is heavily pregnant, and her boyfriend A$AP Rocky have brushed off split claims as they were spotted together at an airport in Barbados on Friday. Dressed up in a pretty small multi-coloured dress, the heavily pregnant mother to be was seen walking through the arrival hall as the rapper and his family welcomed her. The outing comes as Fenty footwear designer Amina Muaddi, who was accused of having an affair with A$AP Rocky during Rihanna's pregnancy,  fiercely denied the allegations.

Wedding Bells Rings In Otedola Home As Mr Eazi Proposes To Temi

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Nigerian billionaire, businessman, philanthropist, and former chairman of Forte Oil PLC, Femi Otedola will be a father-in-law for the first time, as singer and songwriter, Oluwatosin Ajibade (Mr Eazi) proposed to his daughter and actress, Temioluwa Elizabeth.

Inflation Season: DSTV/GOTV Users To Pay More For Watching Television

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The Nigerian subsidiary company of MultiChoice Africa, owners of DSTV and GoTV has today announced a new price tariff for all their packages to its subscribers. The company made this known today through a statement that was made public. MultiChioce revealed that the new price for the packages will take effect effective 1st April 2022. The statement partly reads, “In light of the rising costs of inflation and business operations, we have had to review the price of our packages to keep delighting our customers with great entertainment,

2022 AMVCA: 'Amina', 'Omo Ghetto' Top Nominations List

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The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) has announced the nominations for the 8th edition of the awards ceremony scheduled for May 14, in Lagos. Historic drama 'Amina' topped the nomination list with 12 nominations followed by Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele who bagged nine nominations for her movie 'Omo Ghetto', while Ramsey Nouah's movie 'Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story' had 10 nominations.
Organizers of the AMVCA introduced a new category 'Best Social media content creator' with nominees like Taooma, Sabinus, Mr Macaroni, among others.

Davido Fined For Overstaying 02 Arena During Concert

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Nigeria Afrobeat singer David Adeleke popularly known as Davido has been reportedly fined the sum of one hundred and ninety million Naira a few hours after his few hours concert on 5th March 2022 at the 02 Arena in London. A Twitter user Marvin Abbey, has shared in a microblogging platform, stating that the singer was supposed to round up his concert at the 02 Arena by 11 pm based on the rules guiding the arena, noting that for any additional minute spend after 11 pm a fine of 10,000 pounds would be paid.

NBC Grants NYSC Broadcasting Licence

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has granted an operational licence to the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) to commence its Direct Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). The NYSC Director-General Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim on 9th February 2022 received the broadcast licence from his NBC counterpart, Mallam Balarabe Ilela in the nation's capital. More so, Ilela stated that more support will be accorded the scheme by the Federal Government" "to tell the NYSC story; especially its tremendous achievements to the world".

Marwa To Nollywood: Movies Should Promote Messages Against Use Of Illicit Drugs

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The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) has urged the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood to promote the war against drug abuse in Nigeria.

Will Smith, Squid Game's actor O Yeong-su, Kate Winslet, Others Win Big At 2022 Golden Globe Awards

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Actors, Will Smith, Kate Winslet, and Squid Game's actor O Yeong-su were among Sunday's winners of the 2022 Golden Globe Awards. The Awards took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, awarding 2021 film and TV productions from 2021 in a restricted and untelevised presentation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IWD 2022: Women Are Not Where They Should Be Yet – Says Buhari

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The President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, extolled Nigerian women on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022. Mr. President observed that women are not where they should be yet in different spheres of endeavour, but believed that they could no longer be deprived for too long, as they have consistently proved that they could hold their own on all fronts, and in all fields. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the celebration under the hashtag #BreaktheBias, and the theme; ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’ is an opportunity to reflect on the vital roles women play in society, homes, governance, the professions, and in all walks of life.

Liverpool Delisted From World Heritage List

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Liverpool’s Maritime Mercantile City to the list of removed heritage sites and third to be delisted since the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, Oman, in 2007 and Elbe Valley in Dresden, Germany in 2009. The move follows concerns raised in 2012 about the proposed development of disused dockland near the city centre, which a UNESCO committee decided were “detrimental to the site’s authenticity and integrity”.

Google Honours Oliver De Coque On His 74th Posthumous Birthday

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Highlife King of Africa and Nigerian guitarist Oliver Sunday Akanite popularly known as King (Dr.) Chief Oliver De Coque who died at the age of 61 in 2008 has been honoured posthumously by Google when the company dedicated a doodle on him for his 74th birthday. The illustration for the doodle was made by Ohab Tochukwu Bernard Johnbosco (Ohab TBJ) who expressed his delight as a dream come true.

Founder Of Leadership Newspapers, Sam Nda-Isaiah Dies At 58

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Former presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Samuel Nda-Isaiah have died on Friday after a brief illness at the age of 58. The pharmacist who made his mark as a "newspaper mogul" with the establishment of the Flagship newspaper and LEADERSHIP was announced dead by his family.

President Buhari Arrives Kebbi For 2020 Argungu Festival

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President MuhammaduBuhari arrives Kebbi state to witness the 2020 Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival (AIFCF). Top officials of the state led by governor AbubakarAtikuBaguduwere prompt at the airport to receive President Buharion his arrival. Mr President is, however, expected to only partake in the agriculture fair of the programme, an integral part of the annual four-day festival and thereafter depart the state.

Argungu International Fishing Festival Holds After 10 Years

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The Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival (AIFCF) 2020 gets underway today March, 11, hosted by Kebbi state, after 10 years of being suspended owing to the insurgency.