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John Legend named PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive 2019

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Multi-talented singer and actor John Legend was named People magazine’s “sexiest man alive” on Tuesday but said he wondered whether he could live up to the title.

Legend, 40, is married to model Chrissy Teigen with whom he has two children and is the first black man to have achieved coveted Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT) status for his work on stage and screen.

“I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure,” the entertainer told People magazine.

“Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m (also) following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!”

British actor Idris Elba took the title last year. Other actors and singers who have been given the title by the magazine’s editors in recent years include Blake Shelton, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine, George Clooney and Channing Tatum.

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Legend, currently a coach on U.S. television talent series “The Voice,” won the first of 10 Grammys for his 2004 debut album “Get Lifted” and its hit ballad “Ordinary People.”

He took home an Oscar for the song “Glory” for the movie “Selma,” a Tony for co-producing the Broadway play “Jitney” and an Emmy for producing the 2018 television adaptation of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in which he played Jesus.

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Legend appears on the front cover of the People magazine issue appearing on newsstands on Friday. people.com/sexiestmanalive2019

Legend is PEOPLE’s 34th Sexiest Man Alive. The star — who entered the University of Pennsylvania at just 16 years old — says his mother, Phyllis, a seamstress, was his first and biggest fan.

“Whenever we had opportunities to sing in church or in school, my mom would suggest that I do it,” he says. “She always encouraged me.”

But most importantly, Legend says his parents, including his dad Ronald, a factory worker, taught him to remain humble and kind.

“My father taught me about character. He taught us by example. He always conducted himself with such grace and dignity,” he says. “My parents always taught me that if you’re going to succeed in life, part of success is having humility. It’s a good way to live life, treating other people the way you want to be treated.”

 

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Ibrahim Chatta shares beautiful moment with his daughter as she chants Arabic recitations (Video)

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Nollywood actor Ibrahim Chatta recently took to his social media handle to share series of photographs and videos of his adorable family.

In a video he uploaded, the Yoruba actor, who appeared to be on his way out was seen with his little baby girl as he chanted “la ilah illalah’ a phrase in Islam that means ‘no god but Allah’ and interestingly his little girl said the words after him.

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I hope my son, Harvey, dies before me, Katie Price says, states why

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Reality TV star, Katie Price has confessed that she hopes her autistic son, Harvey dies before she does.

This comes just after doctors issued a stark warning about Harvey’s health.

The 42-year-old was left fearing the worst earlier this week when her eldest son was rushed to the hospital, after falling ill at daughter Princess’ birthday party.

He was discharged and is currently recovering at home. Speaking about his condition, the mum-of-five said she was warned by health experts that he is at serious risk of dying from a heart attack if they don’t make changes.

And she confessed that she hopes the 18-year-old will ‘go’ before she dies, as he won’t be able to cope without her.

“The doctors have told me he’s at high risk of having a heart attack,” she told the Sun.

“I know it’s horrible to say, but I wish he’d go before me because he wouldn’t cope without me.

“He’d be so heartbroken and wouldn’t understand where I’d gone.’ Katie also confessed her worries over Harvey’s health as he ‘weighs 27-and-a-half stone’ and gets ‘out of breath’ from walking up the stairs.

“I can’t see him living past 50 unless we sort his weight and his breathing out,” she added.

“We try everything but cutting down food is hard.’ Harvey is blind and autistic, and has also been diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome – which affects his speech and movement. People with Prader-Willi are constantly hungry, which can lead to obesity.

The teenager suffered from chest pains at Princess’ birthday party and was rushed to hospital in an ambulance.

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The Celebrity Big Brother winner later shared a video on YouTube, telling fans:

“He kept complaining of chest pains. I said ‘how does it feel?’ and he said ‘like needles.’ Straight away, because of his complex needs, do I call the doctor or do I call the ambulance? ‘I don’t like it when people waste ambulances’ time. He’s at high risk because of coronavirus, he’s high risk because of his obesity and the steroids he’s on and his medical condition so I did call 999.”

Katie was reportedly supported by ex-husbands Kieran Hayler and Peter Andre over the ordeal.

“Both Pete and Kieran messaged Katie afterwards, offering help and support,” an insider told the Sun.

“She’s on really good terms with them now and they were both Harvey’s stepdad once, and he’s their children’s brother.

“They were both relieved when Harvey was discharged and went home.”

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Chimamanda shares fond photos taken with her dad to mourn him (Video)

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is still mourning her father, Professor James Nwoye Adiche, who died on June 10, 2020, at the age of 88.

In a tribute to him posted on Facebook, the renowned author detailed the events leading up to his death.

She also spoke about some of the plans they made for the future.

She spoke of her pain; how she cried for days till her side muscles ached, how she screamed and pounded things, and how much she misses him.

She accompanied her words with a video showing her and her father together at different points in their life.

Professor Adichie, Odelu Ora Abba, was Nigeria’s first professor of Statistics. He studied Mathematics at Ibadan and got his PhD in Statistics from Berkeley.

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Mourning him, the Half of a Yellow Sun author wrote:

“And just like that my life has changed forever. June 7, there was Daddy on our weekly family zoom call, talking and laughing. June 8, he felt unwell. Still, when we spoke he was more concerned about my concussion (I’d fallen while playing with my daughter).

“June 9, we spoke briefly, my brother Okey with him. “Ka chi fo,” he said. His last words to me. June 10, he was gone.

“Because I loved my father so much, so fiercely, so tenderly, I always at the back of my mind feared this day. But he was in good health. I thought we had time. I thought it wasn’t yet time. I have come undone. I have screamed, shouted, rolled on the floor, pounded things. I have shut down parts of myself…

“Sleep is the only respite. On waking, the enormity, the finality, strikes – I will never see my father again. Never again. I crash and go under. The urge to run and run, to hide from this. The shallow surface of my mind feels safest because to go deeper is to face unbearable pain. All the tomorrows without him, his wisdom, his grace.

“We talked almost daily. I sent him my travel itineraries. He would text me just before I got on a stage: Ome ife ukwu! Nothing else mattered to me as much as the pride in his eyes.

“I saw him last on March 5th in Abba. I had planned to be back in May. We planned to record his stories of my great grandmother…”

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