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Africa Day Benefit Concert: Idris Elba set to join 20 African music stars 

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Africa Day Benefit Concert: Idris Elba set to join 20 African music stars 

British actor and rapper, Idris Elba is set to join 20 African music stars to celebrate Africa Day on Monday, May 25.

Tagged the “Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home,” the event is aimed at raising funds to help children and families in Africa that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home will be a 2-hour special streamed and broadcast to millions of viewers in Africa and around the world on MTV channels and on the MTV Base Africa YouTube channel.

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Hosted by Idris Elba, the show will bring together a star-studded line up of top African music stars like Burna Boy, Sho Madjozi, AKA, Diamond Platnumz, Sauti Sol, Yemi Alade, Fally Ipupa, Stonebwoy, Teni, Angelique Kidjo, and many more.

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Speaking on the event, Idris Elba says,

“Taking a moment to shine a light on African arts to benefit the African homeland and its people. A continent of this size should find a way to dig deep and stand up for one another at a time like this. It’s important for the future and history will not forget.”

The 2020 Africa Day benefit concert is a joint venture between ViacomCBS Networks Africa, YouTube, and Idris Elba.

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According to a statement from ViacomCBS Networks Africa, all proceeds raised from the benefit concert campaign will be donated to support food and health needs for those most impacted on the continent.

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Glee Hotel refutes claims that D’banj raped a lady in their hotel

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Glee Hotel refutes claims that D'banj raped a lady in their hotel

Recall that a Nigerian lady, identified as Seyi, recently accused Dbanj of allegedly raping her in a hotel known as Glee Hotel.

The hotel in question has reacted to the alleged accusation by the lady.

Glee Hotel has denied the claims of the alleged rape victim, in an official statement and has contacted their lawyers for further legal actions.

According to the management the room was not rented by her and there was no report of rape. They stated firmly that the allegation is  ‘FALSE’ and can never happen at Glee…

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Read the statement:

“Our attention has been brought to the Rape allegation trending on Instagram made against the popular musician Dbanj. It is said to have happened at Glee hotel sometime in December 2018. It is alleged that the front office at Glee gave Dbanj the key to a guests room without their consent. We state firmly that this is FALSE and can never happen at Glee. We operate best practices and the welfare and security of our guest is paramount to us. We advice the accuser to check with the person who paid for the said room as her said name was not on record as a guest. Any person who pays has access to two keys for all the rooms paid for by them. We never got any complaints then or at anytime afterwards regarding any form of abuse. We will never condone any form of abuse particularly to a lady at our premises (Glee). we are happy to assist in investigating the matter properly. Our lawyers have been informed and we are taking the matter very seriously. We SAY LOUDLY NO to rape or any form of abuse towards women.

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May my old body be your portion, Tonto Dikeh blasts critics who are against plastic surgery

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Tonto Dikeh blasts critics who are against plastic surgery

Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh, has blasted critics who said plastic surgery is not good.

The controversial actress shared a throwback photo showing her body before she had plastic surgery and a recent one taken after surgery to show her transformation.

Praising her new body, the actress wrote: “Where are the aprokos that said surgery is not good oooo??? May my old body be your portion, Rolling eyes… (If I slap you? Your eyes will shift)

She added the hashtag #ProudlyACosmeticSurgeryBaby

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Kylie Jenner: Not a billionaire, but highest-paid celebrity- Forbes

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American media personality and businesswoman, Kylie Jenner and Kanye West on Thursday topped the annual Forbes list of the highest-paid celebrities, but sports stars, including Roger Federer and Lionel Messi, dominated the top 10.

Forbes estimated that Jenner earned $590 million in the last 12 months, mostly from the sale of a 51 per cent stake in her Kylie Cosmetics line to Coty in 2019.

Jenner, 22, the half-sister of Kim Kardashian, made headlines a week ago when Forbes said that after reviewing data from the Coty sale, it no longer believed she was a billionaire as it had declared a year ago.

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Jenner responded saying that the original Forbes estimate was based on “a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions.”

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West, who is married to Kardashian, followed with an estimated $170 million in earnings, much of it from his deal with Adidas for his Yeezy sneaker brand.

West was also the top-earning musician, followed by Elton John who raked in most of his estimated $81 million from a lengthy farewell tour.

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Forbes said the Celebrity Top 100 earned a combined $6.1 billion before taxes and fees, a $200 million drop from 2019 after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered stadiums and sports arenas.

Tennis champion Federer took third place with an estimated $106.3 million, mostly from endorsement deals with the likes of Japanese clothing company Uniqlo and watchmaker Rolex, followed by soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi.

Forbes compiled the list by estimating pre-tax earnings from June 2019-June 2020, before deducting fees for managers, based on data from Nielsen, touring trade publication Pollstar, movie database IMDB, as well as interviews with industry experts and many of the celebrities themselves.

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Newcomers this year included “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda ($45.5 million) and musician Billie Eilish ($53 million), who at age 18, was the youngest of the Celebrity 100.

Taylor Swift, who took the top spot a year ago, slid to 25th place after the conclusion of her “Reputation” world tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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