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Interestingly, no winning African act, since 2011 has ever scoffed at picking his award ‘backstage’


For the past four or so years, the announcement of the nominees for the annual Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards, especially that for the Best International Act- Africa, is always greeted with intense chatter.

One recurring issue of the Awards is the so-called ‘backstage’ presentation of the award to the winner of the African category.

Proponents of this ‘backstage’ theory get louder every year, to the extent that, a response was issued by the African Bureau of the Awards last year – in a bid to offer some explanations to the situation.

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh’s 56-year-old nanny, has come out with some revelations on what transpired in the crashed marriage of the actress and her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill.

The nanny came out to deny some allegations the actress made against her which included that she was sacked for allegedly falling sick often.

Tonto was also quoted as saying that she had taken the nanny to over 15 different countries. She also claimed that the woman was present when her husband, Churchill battered her.

Patience Ozokwor


Nollywood veteran actress, Evangelist Patience Ozokwor, has revealed how she was forced into marriage by her parents at the age of 19.

Ozokwor, fondly called ‘Mama G’, said she did not see any reason why her parents forced her into marriage at that age, adding that they just wanted her to get married.

She said as a child, born into a polygamous family, her mother was eager to see her get married before other children.

Former Manager of Shatta Wale, Bulldog


Former Manager of Shatta Wale, Bulldog, has revealed that the dancehall king accused him of theft while they were together in Germany in 2013.

Narrating how Shatta Wale got nude pictures of his wife, the Artiste Manager, told KOD on The Zone on Wednesday, May 17 that he had planned buying a new laptop when Shatta Wale gifted him his MacBook because he was not conversant with it.

“He gave me a laptop as a gift somewhere in 2013, he had a MacBook he said he wasn’t conversant with and he said you can have it since you trying to get a new one, have it.

Stephanie Benson


People in relationships have been generally advised to abstain from sex till they are married. Some have used religious books, like the Bible, to back their argument.

Singer, Stephanie Benson, a devoted Catholic, seems to have tried to adhere to the rule only to break it at the 11th hour.

Damilola Adegbite and her Husband Chris Attoh


Nollywood actress and fitness advocate Damilola Adegbite is celebrating her husband and fellow actor Chris Attoh today as he turns a year older.

The actress took to her Instagram page to share a photo of them together accompanied with a poetic message as she wished him a happy birthday.

Music producer and sound engineer David Kojo Kyei, commonly known as Kaywa, says he can now heal and bring the dead back to life through the power given to him by God.

He made the declaration on Sunday during an interview on 'This Is Gospel' on Hitz FM with Franky5.

According to him “Jesus prophesied certain times in his life, He spoke to the fig tree that when I come back you will wither, you will die and it truly happened. Jesus Christ used His gift in healing the blind by calling Lazarus from the dead and so He says that 'what you saw me do, I have given it to you as far as you believe' in Him, it is just the power of God at work,” he explained.

Sonnie Badu

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Ghanaian born London-based gospel singer Sonnie Badu has shared a key secret on how one can identify false prophets.

According to him, it’s easy to identify a false prophet. He noted that when a pastor consistently puts fear in you, he could be fake.

The gospel musician explained that, God reveals to redeem; so when someone reveals any bad event which is about to happen but never explains how to overcome that obstacle, then s/he is a ‘suspect’.

Obaapa Christy

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Popular gospel artiste, Obaapa Christy has revealed that she hopes to give birth to ten children to acknowledge the love of God in her life.

The musician says she is targeting the ten because children are gifts from God.

The ‘Hyebre Sesafo’ singer, who is expecting her fourth child, told Adom News in an interview that she is confident some of her ten children will become very prominent persons in the society.

Adesua Etomi and Banky W

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Nigerian actress, Adesua Etomi, has replied a fan who said she bagged herself a money bag husband.

The actress said she makes her own money, hence, Banky W’s money was not the reason she accepted the proposal.

A fan @Chika_thelma_uk had commented on her picture with Banky on her instagram handle @adesuaetomi.

Ghanaian producer and sound engineer, Appietus, has argued that if BET awards African Acts backstage then there is no glory in it and not worth celebrating.

“I hear they give the awards to the African Acts backstage, I don’t know how true it is, but if it’s backstage then I don’t think it’s fair,” Appietus said on Starr Chat Wednesday.

Nollywood Actress - Ini Edo

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Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has opened up on her marriage, saying she has no regret breaking up with her husband of six years.

Ini Edo got married to an American-based Nigerian businessman, Phillip in 2008. She walked out of the marriage in September 2014, following accusations of domestic violence and cheating.

Ariana Grande, pictured in June 2016, is currently on a European tour

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Ariana Grande has expressed her sorrow at the deaths of 19 people in an explosion after a show in Manchester.

The US star is thought to be physically unhurt, but has posted a tweet saying: "Broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

The blast happened just after the 23-year-old singer had finished performing at Manchester Arena on Monday evening.

Drake beats Adele’s Billboard Music Awards with 13 wins

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The Canadian rapper picked up 13 prizes, beating Adele by one, at the event in Las Vegas including best artist. He was joined on the stage by Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and his father.

“I just want to say hold tight Adele because when a new ting drops you will crawl your way back to get the record back,” said Drake accepting the award.

Adele set the former record at the 2012 awards when she won prizes including top artist, top female artist and top pop artist.

Beyoncé and Oprah

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Forbes Magazine is well-known for chronicling the lives of the rich and famous.

The magazine has released its list of America’s richest self-made women and Oprah and Beyoncé made the cut!

ABC announced at its Upfront presentation on Tuesday that Perry will be one of the new judges on “American Idol” when it returns to TV this fall at its new network. Perry wasted no time in celebrating the announcement.

“SO thrilled @ABCNetwork is bringing back @AmericanIdol, and I’m bringing it back to the MUSIC see you at auditions,” Perry tweeted.

The judges’ positions were famously filled by Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson when the show was on Fox.

Oprah Winfrey

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Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey, during the commencement address at Agnes Scott College over the weekend, shared some words of wisdom for the graduates.

“You’re nothing if you’re not the truth. I’ve made a living, I’ve made a life – I’ve made a fortune, really – all good! – from being true to myself,” she told the crowd.

Janelle Monae

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Star of Hidden Figures Janelle Monae received an Honorary degree from Dillard University on Saturday. The star who seen success in movies and music shared her three secrets to life with the graduates.

The star who has seen success in both movies and music shared her three secrets to life with the graduates: “No. 1, the importance of being gracious. No. 2, the importance of being proud. No. 3, the importance of choosing freedom over fear,” she said.

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