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Top 10 Richest Hip-hop Artists in the World

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Top 10 Richest Hip-hop Artists in the World

1. Name: Andre Romelle Young
A.K.A: Dr. Dre
Net Worth: US$790 million
Age: 49
Sideline Business: Co-founder of extremely valuable headphones company, Beats Electronics
Philanthropy: With business partner Jimmy Iovine, Young donated $70 million to establish The Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation at the University of Southern California.


2. Name: Sean John Combs
A.K.A: Puff Daddy, Diddy, Puffy
Net Worth: US$630 million
Age: 44
Sideline Business: Owns cable TV Network Revolt, owns lifestyle fashion brand Sean John, stakeholder in Ciroc Vodka
Philanthropy: He donated $250,000 to the Howard University's School of Business, he ran the New York City Marathon, raising $2 million for New York's public schools, children suffering from HIV and AIDS, and his own charity to promote social programs. Puff Daddy is on the board of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network, a nonprofit organization for education ad…

No Man Can Cheat On A Woman if the Other Woman is Not A Fool

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 It is not men cheating that is the problem, but the women who betray their fellow women by sleeping with married men.
~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, May 29, 2014, Lagos, Nigeria.

Only a foolish immature and insecure woman will sleep with a married man.

Over the years I have studied all the so called excuses and reasons why men and women cheat and I found that in most cases, only immature and insecure lovers and spouses cheat on themselves for the following two reasons:

1. Emotional Immaturity/Insecurity.
2. Financial Insecurity.

The old wives lie of cheating, because their husbands cannot satisfy them in bed is no longer a good excuse today, because of the regular supply of cheap libido boosting foods and medicines that can give any man the energy to satisfy any woman 24/7.
Therefore, no woman can lie again that her man cannot satisfy her.
If you no longer want to sleep with your man, then please leave him alone in peace instead of cheating on him.
Love is not by force.
It would be better for …

2014 Cannes Film Festival Wrap Up - Gender Still Matters and All the Winners

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Cannes Film Festival Wrap Up - Gender Still Matters

This past weekend, the 67th Cannes Film Festival concluded. Not surprisingly, the festival continued its streak of bestowing the top prize--the Palme d'Or--on a man. Specifically, Xavier Dolan for his film "Mommy." It's ...

Quentin Tarantino, Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Uma Thurman - Palme d'or - Winter Sleep © AFP / V. Hache.

Palme d’Or
Winter Sleep, dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Grand Prize
Le Meraviglie (The Wonders), dir: Alice Rohrwacher

Best Director
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Jury Prize – Tie
Mommy, dir: Xavier Dolan
Goodbye To Language, dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Best Screenplay
Andrey Zvyagintsev, Oleg Negin, Leviathan

Best Actress
Julianne Moore, Maps To The Stars

Best Actor
Timothy Spall, Mr Turner

Camera d’Or
Party Girl, dirs: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis

Short Film
Leidi, dir: Simón Mesa Soto

Li Yuchun, Simón Mesa Soto and Abbas Kiarostami - Short Film Palme d'or - Leidi © AFP / A. Pizzoli.

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Happy Children's Day Message: Save Our Children

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May we give our children a brighter and greater future wherever they are and no matter the circumstances of their birth on earth.

Photo Credit: Chido Onumah.








Twerking Originated in Nigeria and not America

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Twerking is the rave of the hip hop dance halls in the United States and no thanks to Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter and Miley Cyrus who have failed to give credit to the originators of the Art of Twerking, Nigerian female dancers.
Let us put the records straight once and for all on the origin of twerking.

Twerking did not originate from New Orleans as many American hip hop artistes and reporters claim, but from the backyard of the Kalakuta Republic of the legendary King of Afro Beat, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti since 1970 and can be seen in the video of his live concert on stage in Calabar in 1971 and more pronounced during his live shows at his African Shrine in Lagos where his queens displayed the art of twerking your buttocks in sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low squatting stance. Yeni Kuti is alive and well to confirm it, because she was there with her father when his queens were twerking during their rehearsals for the choreography of Fela's A…

Chika Anadu's "B for Boy" Wins Two Prizes at 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards

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Emerging young Nigerian filmmaker Chika Anadu, Breakthrough Award winning first feature “B for Boy” won two awards for Best Film In An African Language and Best Film For Women Empowerment Saturday night at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held at the Dr. Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre in Yenagoa, the capital city of Bayelsa state in Nigeria.



"B For Boy" won the 2013 Breakthrough Award with US$5,000 cash prize at the AFI FEST 2013, American Film Institute's annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers.



The realistic contemporary Nigerian drama in Igbo language focuses on the prerogative of the male child in Igbo society and one woman's desperate need for a male child; which reveals the discrimination of women in the names of culture and religion.
Starring Uche Nwadili, Nonso Odogwu, Ngozi Nwaneto and Frances Okeke.

It never occurred to me to make B for Boy in anything other than Igbo. It's a family drama, and we …

Franca Aide, the First Cover Girl of NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® 2014

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It gives us great pleasure to introduce Franca Aide, the first Cover Girl of NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®, the most circulated Nigerian magazine in the world in paperback, hardcover and Amazon Kindle.
Franca Aide is an upcoming actress and model and presently a student at the University of Calabar, Cross River State.
As the Cover Girl of NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®, she will be given priority in our celebrity event, movies and other entertainment projects in Nollywood. She will be featured in the second edition of NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® coming out next month and she is now the new face of Screen Naija, our nationwide cinema project.






Angry African Nun Threatens To Punch Colbert for Mocking #BringBackOurGirls

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Stephen Colbert invited Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe to talk about why getting the message of #BringBackOurGirls out is so important. But when Colbert, in character, asked why he should care about a situation in Africa, Nyirumbe gave him something very important to think about: "If you cannot be sad because it is happening Africa, which is part of the humanity, I would feel like jabbing you."

See full report and video on http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/14/colbert-bring-back-our-girls-rosemary-nyirumbe_n_5324118.html?utm_hp_ref=boko-haram.









Nigerian American Rick Famuyiwa and Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker Team Up for "Dope"

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Indiewire's Shadow and Act reports that Nigerian American Rick Famuyiwa is teaming up with one of his Our Family Wedding stars, the famous Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker to produce his new film Dope.


Whitaker won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his unforgettable portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland.

Whitaker's Significant Productions (along with partner Nina Yang Bongiovi), as well as Pharrell Williams are all producing the film, which Famuyiwa has written and will direct, with a summer 2014 production start date eyed, in Los Angeles.

Dope's synopsis reads:

Malcolm Adekanbi is an anomaly, a "geek living in the bottoms," the drug-infested, gang-run ghetto part of Inglewood. A victim of circumstance, but with admirable ambition, Malcolm gets caught in the crossfires of a drug buy gone bad. Using his wits and considerable smarts, he manages to take a dicey situation and make it work in his favor.
Rea…

"AMERICAN IDOL XIII" Top Two Finalists Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson Release New Singles

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"AMERICAN IDOL XIII" Top Two Finalists Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson Release New Singles Available Now AVAILABLE ON AMERICANIDOL.COM AND ITUNES

FINALISTS WILL PERFORM THE ORIGINAL MUSIC LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE "AMERICAN IDOL XIII" SEASON FINALE ON TUESDAY, MAY 20TH, ON FOX 



SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in "American Idol" history, fans will be able to hear the Top Two Finalists Jena Irene's and Caleb Johnson's new original songs before they perform them live during the AMERICAN IDOL XIII Season Finale. Both singles are streaming at americanidol.com and are available now on iTunes (iTunes.com/AmericanIdol).

Caleb Johnson's debut single "As Long As You Love Me" is written by Justin Hawkins and produced by Howard Benson.

Jena Irene's single is "We Are One" written by Anne Preven, Felicia Barton and Mitch Allan and produced by Mitch Allan.

The AMERICAN IDOL XIII Season Finale wi…

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Receives Honorary Doctorate

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NEW YORK, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sean 'Diddy' Combs had the honor of delivering the 2014 commencement speech to the graduating class at Howard University this past Saturday for the 146th Commencement Convocation. Recently named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine and CNN, Combs was honored for the degree, Doctor of Humanities.

Combs' highly successful clothing brand, Sean John recently rolled out with their latest campaign, Dream BIG, which exemplifies today's generation of smart and motivated individuals.

As the newly minted Dr. Combs engaged the graduating seniors of Howard University on how to further drive success in life, the Dream Big concept played part encouraging them to strive for nothing but the best, exemplifying the idea to Dream BIG.

"When I was growing up I had this favorite uncle," explained Mr. Combs as he addressed the graduating class. "He told me don't be afraid to close your eyes and dream, bu…