Janet Jackson releases new song with Daddy Yankee titled ‘Made For Now’

Janet Jackson is back with a brand new song, ‘Made For Now’.

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She and Daddy Yankee came together to collaborate on her new single ‘Made For Now’.

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‘Made for Now’ is Janet’s first new music since her 2015 album Unbreakable, which featured Missy Elliott on ‘Burnitup!’ and J. Cole on ‘No Sleeep’.

Janet Jackson spotted in Brooklyn as she shoots music video (Photos)

Jackson took to her social media and posted a snippet of the music video.

Captioning:

‘𝘊𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨
#MadeForNow x Daddy Yankee OUT NOW! Link in bio’

In 2016, she canceled her world tour to start a family and gave birth to her son Eissa in January 2017.

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Jackson recently wrapped up her summer tour dates.

Here’s the video of the new single;

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RIP Aretha Franklin: Maina Kageni leads heartfelt tributes to the ‘Queen of Soul’

The world is reacting in shock tot he sad news of the death of Aretha Franklin.

Kenyan celebrities have written tributes, and Classic 105’s Maina Kageni is among them.

The long-reigning Queen of Soul died on Thursday at the age of 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.

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Maina Kageni wrote thanking her for her music;

Bien-Aime Baraza of Sauti Sol also wrote calling her ‘One of the best vocalists of all time.’

Tanzanian music artiste Vanessa Mdee also paid tribute.

Thankyou Queen 👑 Rest Easy 👼 #ArethaFranklin #GOAT

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In addition Sheila Mwanyigha did too.

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Likewise, some of the international tributes included;

Mariah Carey, who performed with Franklin on many occasions shared several tweets in which she described Franklin as “my inspiration, my mentor and my friend”.

Also, Elton John called her death ‘a blow for everybody who loves real music: Music from the heart, the soul and the Church.’

Aretha Franklin’s incredible rendition of Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’

Similarly, fans flocked to the Soul icon’s star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame to pay their tribute adorning Aretha’s star with a crown and beautiful flower bouquets.

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The African artistes bridging the gap between Africa and the West using music

It’s no secret that a number of spheres of life abroad are influenced by life in Africa., especially the music scene.

In this world of diverse cultures, it’s only appropriate these collabo’s have increased substantially, compared to before.

In recent times, we’ve seen multiple foreign artistes reach out to their African counterparts in the music industry and vice versa.

Here’s a highlight of some of the African artistes who are bridging the gap with the West:

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Nigerian Starboy Wizkid made a very notable collaboration with the one and only Drake.

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Drake himself is also known for collaborating with artistes from Africa.

Wizkid is featured in Drake’s single ‘One Dance’ in 2016 and Drake featured in Wizkid’s single ‘Come Closer’ in 2017 – which were both huge hits.

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Tekno

Just about a week ago, Nigerian afrobeats sensation Tekno and Ciara released audio for hit single ‘Freak Me’.

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This caused a ruckus and immense excitement among Ciara’s African fanbase.

This isn’t the first time the two have collaborated with foreign artistes, but this is Ciara’s first major African collabo

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He also collaborated on ‘Bad Girl’ with Drake earlier this year.

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The Rwandese music video choreographer putting African dance on the world map

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This Tanzanian singer became the first African artist to get 6-time platinum sales in universal sales on his single Marry You featuring Ne-yo.

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He also did a collaboration with the reggae group Morgan Heritage on ‘Hallelujah’ which was a banger.

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And about a month after that,he collaborated with American singer Omarion in ‘African Beauty’.

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Also, let’s not forget ‘Waka’ with Rick Ross.

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The sky is definitely not the limit for him, that’s for sure.

Another includes Ghanaian-English recording artiste, Fuse ODG who’s recorded with Sean Paul, Ed Sheeran and Wyclef Jean.

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Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin dies at the age of 76

Aretha Franklin is dead.

The Queen of Soul, who became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame died on Thursday at the age of 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.

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Furthermore, her publicist confirmed that she passed away at her home in Detroit.

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin reportedly in ‘gravely ill’ condition

In a statement,her family read;

‘In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family,’

‘We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers.’

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It continued:

‘We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.’

Franklin had battled a number of undisclosed health issues in the past years.

Having one of the greatest voices in music history, and for hits like ‘Respect’ and ‘You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman’;

Her records sold millions of copies around the world and won 18 Grammy awards.

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The music industry couldn’t honor her enough.

Arrangements for the icon’s funeral will be announced in the coming days.

Aretha is survived by her four sons.

Update: Stevie Wonder leads celebrities in visiting Aretha Franklin amid ‘gravely ill’ reports

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Beyonce shares behind-the-scenes moments from her Vogue cover shoot

Beyonce recently allowed her fans to have quite the glimpse at the behind the scenes of her cover photo shoot for Vogue magazine.

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Furthermore,in an artfully grainy video with a throwback soundtrack, Bey brings her children to work – Blue Ivy, 6, and twins Sir and Rumi, 1.

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During the shoot,you see she did enjoy herself , doing a little shoulder dance and allowing a grin to spread across her face.

Even more, we see a playful side to her and her children.

She took to her Instagram account and posted these clips from the Vogue September Issue photo shoot;

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Pop icon Madonna celebrates 60th birthday in exciting manner (photo)

On Thursday, Queen of pop, Madonna used her 60th birthday to remind her fans and followers her status in the music industry.

She did this by taking to her Instagram and posting a fun pic of her holding a sign reading ‘The Queen’.

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Even more,she captioned:

‘In case someone forgot#birthday #magic#Marakesh’

The pop icon looks happy and relaxed as she grins towards the camera.

Likewise, she’s styled in countless colourful bangles, jewelled cuffs, beaded necklaces and statement rings.

Also, one can’t miss the eye-catching diamante letter ‘M’ positioned on her middle finger.

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A photo of Madonna with a gold tray balancing a chandelier, candles and intricate Moroccan teacups being rested on her head,also featured on her IG story.

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A bejewelled orange and silver headband-come-crown on her head is also visible which she posted a day earlier.

Similarly, she did a sexy pose on another photograph.

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In addition,she captioned:

‘Almost Birthday Selfie- Celebrating Berber. Culture! #birthday #nomad #magic #Marakesh.’

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Woman,21,who survived suicide receives face transplant in historic 31-hour operation

21 year old Katie Stubblefield became the youngest person in the US to receive a face transplant.

This is due to her botched suicide attempt from 3 years before,March 25 2014.

Katie neither remembers the day she tried to take her life in the bathroom of her brother’s home,nor much from the months after.

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Transferred to the local hospital, then to Cleveland,Ohio,they were desperate to save her life.

Later,by start of 2016,Stubblefield was declared stable.

On May 4, 2017 she made history, undergoing 31 hours of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic;

Receiving a face transplant that would restore her face structure, and allow her to chew, swallow and breathe independently for the first time in years.

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In a National Geographic documentary ‘The Story of a Face‘ that reveals her struggle,she said;

‘I get a second chance at life now.’

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Furthermore,in the world,Stubblefield is the 40th person to receive a face transplant;

The 3rd at Cleveland Clinic-the pioneer of facial reconstruction in the US.

Nonetheless,this was different than others,in that,she’s the youngest ever and it was the longest face transplant ‘ever’ performed.

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‘Thank you for reaching out ‘ woman who published suicide note saved

Katie Stubblefield’s relatives told National Geographic,she was a fun girl with a great sense of humour and wit.

Also,she was close with her siblings.Older brother and sister;Robert and Olivia.

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The day of the botched suicide,earlier in the day she saw texts on her boyfriend’s phone from another girl, and when confronted, he ended their relationship.

She went to her brother’s home distressed,headed to the bathroom;

And shot herself under the chin using his hunting rifle, a .308-caliber.

Robert told National Geographic he rushed upstairs, found Katie on the floor, and ‘her face was gone’.

Surgeons raced to patch up her external and internal wounds and eventually mentioned face transplant to Katie’s family.

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The following two years,Stubblefield was being ferried in and out of hospital for a whirlwind of surgeries.

Finally start of May 2017 a donor emerged.

May 4th she was in for the operation-involving 11 surgeons and virtual reality techniques,according to Daily Mail.

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For the operation, the surgeons had to replace;

Her scalp, nose, upper cheeks, upper jaw, half of her lower jaw, forehead, eyelids, eye sockets, muscles, skin and most of her facial nerves.

Discharged on August 1, 2017,she is now on a cocktail of immunosuppressant drugs as she continues therapy to re-learn how to walk, move, speak, and read Braille.

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Katie hopes to go back to school online, heading towards qualifying as a counselor.

Ultimately,she would like to work with other suicide survivors.

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Women flying high: Check out some of East Africa’s top rated FEMALE pilots

African female pilots are flying high around the world.

And evens social media has taken note of their greatness. A picture of a South Sudanese pilot is trending and everyone is praising her.

 

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Here is a list of female of East Africa’s pilots who are breaking the glass ceiling:

1. Amel Ajongo

Just recently, Amel Ajongo became South Sudan’s second female pilot at 20-years-old.

Furthermore, she was the only woman in her class even after it had started with 8 women in a class of 11.

She has also encouraged other women not to limit themselves and to work hard to achieve their set goals.

Ajongo joins the ranks of the first female pilot of South Sudan, Captain Aluel Bol, who made history in 2011.

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2. Captain Aluel Bol

Aluel Bol Aluenge was celebrated as South Sudan’s first female pilot in 2011.

Even more, she has risen to position of Captain at major American airline company Delta Air Lines after previously working with Ethiopian Airlines and Fly Dubai.

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3. Irene Koki Mutungi

Irene Koki Mutungi, commonly known as Koki Mutungi,  was the first female on the African continent to become certified as a Captain of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

She flies for Kenya Airways.

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In 1995, she was hired by Kenya Airways, as their first female pilot. In  2004, she became the first African woman to qualify to captain a commercial aircraft, when she qualified to command the Boeing 737.

Likewise, she’s qualified to command the Boeing 767.

Kenya Airways then promoted her to Captain of the B787, making her the first African female Boeing 787 Captain in the world.

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4. Elizabeth Marami

Elizabeth Marami made history by becoming the Kenya’s first marine pilot after she completed an intensive training at the prestigious marine training college in Alexandria, Egypt.

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She is often the only female on board for sometimes 18 months at a time;

And mutual respect and being a team player keeps her and the team in good standing as in like in most professional settings.

She started an initiative for women in the maritime industry called ‘Against The Tide’.

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5. Esther Mbabazi

Esther Mbabazi is a professional commercial airline pilot in Rwanda.

She is the first female in Rwanda to become certified as a commercial airline pilot.

Also, she flies for RwandAir-Rwanda’s national airline.

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Do you know what the chemicals in acrylic and gel polish are doing to your nails?

You could be allergic to gel polish or acrylics and not even know it.

Turns out the chemicals used in acrylic and gel nails are causing an allergy epidemic, according to Charity British Association of Dermatologists (BAD).

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About 2.4% of women are allergic to chemicals, known as methacrylates.

BAD warns they are found in such nail enhancements, which can cause their nails to loosen or their skin to develop a severe, itchy rash.

Even more, such can spread to wherever the nails comes into contact with, which may include a person’s eyelids, face and even their genitals.

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In extreme cases, hand swelling and breathing difficulties could also occur.

Previous research suggests 93% of reactions to methacrylates occur in females.

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Reactions are worse when people use at-home kits.
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BAD adds even professionally applied acrylic and gel nails can cause reactions if technicians are poorly trained.
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Methacrylates are not routinely included in allergy patch tests and therefore the number of people who react to such chemicals is thought to be vastly underestimated.

A Dr David Orton from BAD said:

‘It is really important that people know they can develop allergies from artificial nails.’

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Ladies, Here’s Why You Should Go Slow On That GEL POLISH And Manicure, It Could Put You In Danger

In an audit of 13 UK and Irish dermatology clinics in 2017, 4,931 patients were tested for methacrylate allergies, of which up to 2.4%suffered a reaction.

Of those who reacted;

60% developed their allergy through ‘recreational exposure’ while having the nail enhancements fitted.

33% of the cases, allergies occurred in nail technicians while working.

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Remainder of cases, took place due to methacrylate exposure where the chemicals are also used, according to Daily Mail.

On the other hand, BAD analysed 742 people visiting dermatology clinics.

Results suggest that 19% of people experience side effects from acrylic nails applied in salons while 165 suffer adverse events from gel polish nails.

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Complications include; nail damage and allergic dermatitis, such as itching and swelling of the eyelids, cheeks and neck.

Are you one of those ladies who are almost addicted to gel polish or acrylic nails?

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Update: Stevie Wonder leads celebrities in visiting Aretha Franklin amid ‘gravely ill’ reports

Ailing Aretha Franklin is reportedly in hospice care at her home in Detroit.

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She was recently visited by Stevie Wonder, ex Glynn Turman and American civil rights activist Baptist minister, Reverend Jesse Jackson.

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rev jesse jacksonStevie Wonder is a longtime friend and collaborator of Aretha.

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Aretha,76, and ex Glynn Turman were together from 1978 to 1984.

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Monday,  her nephew,Tim Franklin, revealed along with the hospice care,

‘Family is there with her’ and also added that she’s at home.

Furthermore, Tim told People:

‘I saw her a week ago Friday and we talked for about 45 minutes to an hour.’

‘My brother was there on Saturday and she was alert, talking, laughing, joking.’

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Another source revealed to TMZ, Aretha had been battling cancer but didn’t say which kind.

Even more, Aretha denied reports that she was battling pancreatic cancer in 2011.

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin reportedly in ‘gravely ill’ condition

However, all 3 of Aretha’s siblings died from cancer.

Carolyn, her sister, died in April 1988 from breast cancer.

Cecil, her brother, who was also her manager, died from lung cancer in December 1989.

Also, eldest sister Erma passed from throat cancer in September 2002.

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Monday night Beyonce and Jay Z dedicated their concert to the Queen of Soul as their On The Run II tour stopped in her hometown of Detroit.

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Beyonce took to the stage and told the crowd

‘This show is dedicated to Aretha Franklin,’ and adding;

‘We love you and thank you for all the beautiful music.’

DJ Khaled also joined in when he took to the stage, asking his fans to ‘send some love to Aretha Franklin’ before playing her hit ‘Respect’.

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International celebrities in their 50’s and rocking their fit and toned bodies confidently

It is hard to find women in their 50’s who have managed to keep their bodies in shape, but some are going the extra mile to do that.

Here are celebrity women in their 50’s who would give young women a run for their money.

Madonna
She is a true definition of ageing gracefully, with her good looks and well- toned body she would effortlessly give Kenyan women a run for their money.
Hard as it is to believe Madonna is actually 60.
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Ellen DeGeneres

We were all excited on learning she toured Kenya with her girlfriend early this year. The 60-year-old tv star still looks good

She has been married to her girlfriend Portia de Rossi since 2008.

Janet Jackson

Janet has maintained a fit body throughout the year, not even being a mother has changed her body. Her fitness can be attributed to being a performer since her childhood. One must be fit on stage, don’t you agree?

She is aged 52.

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Fast and Furious actor Tyrese Gibson going through financial challenges and can’t afford to maintain his lifestyle

Angela Bassett, 59

Bassett has wowed many with her acting prowess on the screens, and almost six decades later she still makes men turn wherever she passes.

The 59-year-old has portrayed many real-life characters, including Rosa Parks, Tina Turner, Coretta Scott King — even Michelle Obama on an episode of The Simpsons.

She’s been married to actor Courtney B. Vance since 1997. 

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Kathy Griffin
The 58-year- old has a body to die for,no unwanted fat rolls, a flat tummy that can rock literally everything and a petite body that can make you sign up for gym membership ASAP.

 

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Sade

You have probably hear the jam ‘Smooth Operator’ but you might not know that the artiste behind that is  Sade, who is 59-years-old.

The  British singer was born in Ibadan, Nigeria and she is among the few women in their 50’s  who are comfortably rocking their banging bodies.

Michelle Obama

The list would be incomplete without mentioning former US first lady Mitchelle Obama, because even at 54 she still got it.

Halle Berry

Don’t we all love the ‘Cat Woman’? Halle Berry recently turned 52 and her killer body is something that most of us are envious about. She is a true motivation to women around the world.

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Fast and Furious actor Tyrese Gibson going through financial challenges and can’t afford to maintain his lifestyle

Tyrese Gibson’s much documented money problems appear to have gotten worse after his financial records proved that he is struggling financially.

The model turned actor responded to his ex-wife Norma Gibson’s request for him to pay for her divorce attorney.

According to his financial records obtained by TMZ, not only can’t he afford to pay for her legal fees, he also can’t afford to keep up his lifestyle.

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Those records show The Fast & Furious star spends about $114,000 a month on bills that includes: his mortgage, utilities, child care and groceries. Add another $10,000 a month in child support payments to his estranged wife and that brings the monthly total to $124,000.

Currently he brings in about $51,000 a month, which translates to a $73,000 a month deficit.

Things have reportedly gotten so bad the 39-year old’s savings account has withered down from $800,000 in cash to $130,000 over the last nine months.

Tyrese has cast blame on his ex for his recent money problems — maintaining that the bad press that he got after she accused him of domestic violence last year made it difficult for him to land more movie rolls.

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The former couple have been engaged in a bitter custody battle over their 11-year old daughter Shayla. At one point, Norma requested a restraining order against Tyrese, who she claimed allegedly beat their daughter. A judge ultimately denied the request, claiming there wasn’t an ongoing pattern of harassment against Norma or their daughter.

The former couple currently have shared custody, but Tyrese wants Shayla to live with him at his Atlanta mansion rather than remain with her mother in Los Angeles.

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Tyrese with his daughter Shayla

Last year, the LA native tied the knot with New Jersey-born Samantha Lee and they announced in April that they are expecting a baby together. The baby girl is due in September.

Tyrese has been a part of a number of blockbuster films that includes: roles in five of the Fast & Furious action movies beginning in 2003, Annapolis (2005), Transformers (2007), Death Race (2008), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Ride Along 2 (2016).

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See Eric Omondi meet Seth Meyers on the ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

Seems like Eric Omondi got to meet American comedian, political commentator, actor, and television host Seth Meyers.

And guess what? He got to do a bit of stand up comedy.

He took his Instagram and posted what went down. Here it is:

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Seth Meyers hosts ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ that airs on NBC.

He is known for his signature monologue and sharp newsy segments like ‘A Closer Look’.

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Meyers hilariously breaks down the day’s biggest stories and takes the current political circus head-on.

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He interviews Hollywood’s most beloved A-list guests.

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And it’s not just celebs, he also features political figures and other interesting newsmakers.

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Female artistes who rocked in the 90’s and still do two decades later: Who is your favourite?

If you were born in the 90’s you probably had a book where you stuck lyric cutlets by celebrated artistes such as Beyonce who were a hit back then.

Despite male artistes dominating the entertainment industry locally and internationally, some female artistes have broken that barrier to claim a spot for themselves.

This female artistes have created a brand, commanding millions of followers world wide something that most Kenyan female artistes have not been able to achieve.

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Here are the top 7 female artistes who made our high school days memorable and have remained relevant almost two decades later.

1. J.Lo

Her biggest hit was ‘ Love don’t cost a thing’ which was and still gets people tapping their feet.

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2.  Rihanna

Rihanna captivated the hearts of many with her tunes such as ‘Take a bow’ and years later she is still making it big with songs such as ‘Rude boy’ and ‘We have found love’.

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3. Beyonce

The mother of three has remained a force to reckon with ,her music prowess captivated many not only in the 90’s but also in 2018.Her biggest hits especially in Kenya were ‘Single Ladies’ ‘If i were a boy’ and ‘Irreplaceable’

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4.  Shakira

You probably know the song ‘Hips don’t lie’ this song was a hit to an extent of being sang during the 2014 World Cup.

That among many other songs have seen Shakira confidently convince the world to bring their best feet forward and dance to her tunes after all music is like food to the soul.

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5. Keri Hilson

The artiste who was recently in Kenya for a concert at KICC dubbed the Terminal Weekend Music Concert has a soft in the hearts of many Kenyans.

She is famous for songs such as ‘Super Human’ ‘Knock You Down’ and ‘ Lose Control.

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6. Alicia Keys

She is a favourite to many for her slow melodious tunes wit some of her songs being used as dedications by people in relationships to their better halves.

She is famous for songs such as ‘Boo’ in collaboration with Usher,’Girl on fire’ and ‘No one’

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So among the six artistes ,who used to make your boring Sunday afternoon in school worthwhile?Drop your answers in the comment section .

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Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish celebrate their 2-year anniversay

Top American comedian Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish are celebrating their two year wedding anniversary.

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The couple celebrated their anniversary on Monday while on a family vacation in the Bahamas.

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Kevin Hart took to his social media to share a black and white photo from their nuptials along with a sweet caption.

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And captioned:

‘ What’s understood doesn’t need to be said….You get me & I get you….I’m glad we GOT each other!!!! Love u to the moon & back. Happy anniversary Eniko Hart #Harts’

Even more, he added a video post from their wedding ceremony.

Happy Anniversary @enikohart #Harts

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Eniko also took to her account and did the same.

She posted the same video her hubby did and captioned;

‘8.13.16’
‘Happy Anniversary my love! ‘
‘It’s only been 2 yrs so far and it already feels like a lifetime with you. Cheers to another year of love, light, & laughter as the HARTS!’

The jolly couple tied the knot on 13 August 2016 and share a child together, 8-month-old son Kenzo.

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Meanwhile, Kevin Hart has two children with ex-wife Torrei – son Hendrix, 10, and daughter Heaven, 13.

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Blankets and Wine: One of Nairobi’s most popular events soon marks 10 years

Can you believe it? Blankets and Wine has hit 10 years since its conception.

The event that has attracted top performers in art, music and fashion in Africa, was founded by the one and only Muthoni Ndonga, better known as ‘Muthoni Drummer Queen’.

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The fusion of all those things at one venue made it the place to be every first Sunday then.

It was monthly picnic-concert that started in Nairobi then later spread to Kampala, Arusha and Kigali.

The Kigali edition successfully went down a year ago.

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Similarly, musicians vary and the underlying principle was to support local and other East African acts.

Be it from acoustic and singer-songwriter to rock and roots, it suits everyone’s taste.

Blankets and Wine was so successful that it spread to Kampala, Arusha and Kigali, before going on an unexpected hiatus.

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As a result,mAfrica Nouveau partnered with an Italian NGO, CEFA-Kenya and with Action 2015.

In addition, this was to bring forth Africa Nouveau, a music and arts festival amassing creators, curators and fans from all over Africa and its diaspora.

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Even more, it was designed by creators of nu African culture for the creators and curators of the culture and their fans;

‘With focus on alternative and progressive sights and sounds from Africa-with a view to expand the understanding of Africa’.

Africa Nouveau Festival is a 2 days and 2 nights festival designed to showcase innovative artistes from Africa and the African diaspora.

While it had its 2nd edition earlier this year,t he festival’s theme was ‘Afrobubblegum’.

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A fun, fierce and fantastical showcase of African music, fashion, art and film.

Above all, you’ve gotta love this kind of appreciation for African art and culture for sure.

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Beyonce stuns in custom-made Versace ensemble as she performs at concert on Sunday (Photos)

On Sunday, Beyonce was dressed in a custom-made Versace ensemble from head to toe for her concert while on tour in Chicago.

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Likewise, Queen Bey was in a ‘Barocco fully printed look’ along with her dance crew who rocked matching bodysuits during the On The Run 2 tour with Jay-Z.

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She truly is a style icon.

In addition, she went ahead and donned a ‘Swarovski crystal embellished bodysuit, cape jacket and Barocco thigh-high leather boots’.

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Beyonce and Jay Z spotted hanging out backstage with DJ Khaled and son Asahd

Similarly, this all comes after Beyonce lays herself bare when she talks about;

Her pregnancies, her relationship with Jay Z and her ancestry in a personal essay for the September issue of Vogue.

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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin reportedly in ‘gravely ill’ condition

According to reports, Soul legend Aretha Franklin, 76, is ‘gravely ill’ and in serious condition.

The Queen of Soul is said to be surrounded by friends and family in Detroit, according to Showbiz 411.

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Aretha is said to have been battling numerous health problems for years and had to cancel a series of concerts citing ‘doctor’s orders.’

Family has asked for prayers and privacy for the singing legend.

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Franklin’s latest performance was last year for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York on 2nd November.

Her final public performance was at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August 2017.

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She had revealed earlier that year that 2017 would be her final year of performing.

Little Girl Owns Aretha Franklin’s R.E.S.P.E.C.T During School Performance (Video)

Reportedly, the soul music legend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011 but she denied reports that she carried the disease.

Aretha had previously cancelled performances for undisclosed medical treatments.

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She was still performing amazingly into her seventies.

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Aretha Franklin was the fist ever woman inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and she topped Rolling Stone’s Greatest Artists Of All Time list.

Aretha Franklin Notches Milestone 100th Hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

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