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Missy Elliot becomes first female rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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American rapper, Melissa Elliott, popularly known by her stage name, Missy Elliott has become the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Fighting back tears, Elliott received the honor Thursday night from Queen Latifah, a rap pioneer from the previous generation.

Earlier, the academy broadcast a video in which former first lady Michelle Obama said she is a fan of 47-year-old Elliott.

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Singer Lizzo and rapper Da Brat paid tribute to Elliott by performing some of her songs.

Before Elliott, two other rappers had made it into the hall of fame: Jermaine Dupri last year and Jay-Z in 2017.

Elliott first tasted success as a producer and writer for other artists before launching a solo career.

Working with producer Timbaland, who shaped some of Elliott’s hip hop and R&B music in the 1990s, she performed with Aaliyah and Destiny’s Child.

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Also with Timbaland, Elliott released her first album, entitled “Supa Dupa Fly” in 1997. Her song “The Rain” made her a rap star.

She had a series of hit albums and songs in the 1990s, such as “Work It,” “Hot Boyz” and “Get Ur Freak On,” often recorded with other big-name artists.

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At Thursday’s ceremony, the Songwriters Hall of Fame also honored five other creators, including singer Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens, who penned such classics as “Wild World.”

Justin Timberlake received a special prize, the Contemporary Icon Award, which celebrates giants of contemporary music.

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BBNaija: Laycon is not in love with you– Kiddwaya tells Erica (Video)

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The Big Brother Naija house is playing host to one of the most epic love-triangle story of all time and viewers are loving it.

Laycon, Erica and Kiddwaya are the major players in the love game and it does not seem like it would come to stop soon.

Recall that, Laycon was turned down on Tuesday as Erica made it clear that she is physically attracted to male housemate, Kiddwaya, and just mentally attracted to him.

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In a strategic move to further cement his place in Erica’s heart, Kidd told Erica that Laycon does not really want her.

According to him, Laycon never made his intention known to Erica until he started seeing them together.

 

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Regina Daniels shares adorable photos of herself and her son

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Nollywood actress and proud mum, Regina Daniels has shared some adorable photos of herself and her son, Munir Ned Nwoko.

The proud mum wrote;

”My son Words cannot express the joy in my hearts whenever I say these words . I am beyond lucky to have you and I promise to be the best mum and your best friend for life . You rock my world BOY ”

 

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Meet cameraman behind BBNaija reality show’s excellent visuals (Photos)

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The photos of the great cameraman responsible for all the perfect angles for the BBNaija reality show has emerged online.

The man identified as Gbenga Kayode is allegedly the mastermind behind the great visuals of Nigeria’s Big Brother reality show.

It has become a norm to see Kayode’s name mentioned on BBNaija threads on social media.

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He is either dragged for taking the camera away from a housemate or to stop focusing the camera on a particular housemate.

Gbenga Kayode is a Nigerian film writer, editor, director, producer who has been involved in a lot of DSTV and Africa Magic projects before, including Big Brother Naija.

 

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