What is money? List of the best paid artistes in 2018

As his name changes, so does his bank account. Diddy, Puffy or Brother Love, the last thing you’d call Sean Combs is average.

The hip-hop impresario has used a combination of charisma, smarts and showmanship to elevate himself from modest means to the top of an empire that encompasses music, spirits, clothing, television and more.

But he begs to differ about that first distinction.

“I’m the average person

I started looking at business at the age of 12, [from] delivering newspapers to working in gas station bathrooms, or even doing things like being a background dancer or a stylist. Whatever I could do to get close to the industry”

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He has held the top spot for quite sometime and this year he ends it with his worth being 13 billion shillings ($130m).

Here are the list of the top 5 most paid artistes this 2018:

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4.  The Weeknd, $92 million

5.  Coldplay, $88 million

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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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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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Wimbledon 2018: Celebrities and royals sighted (Photos)

Every July, Centre Court at Wimbledon becomes the center of the celebrity universe.

Stars from Hollywood, the royal family and the sports world dress up and shine brightly in the stands.

Let’s see some of the stars spotted courtside at Wimbledon 2018.

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Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel, who are often seen in the stands of the US Open together, showed their love of tennis as they excitedly cheered on Serena Williams from Centre Court.

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Supportive husband, Alexis Ohanian, was filled with passion while rooting for his wife Serena Williams.

Alexis later shared this photo on his Instagram and wrote;

‘Momma got me hyped for the weekend. Even if I will be on my laptop…I’m typing with gusto.’

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Serena Williams strives for perfection at Wimbledon

He was also seen chatting with American actress Olivia Munn and a friend.

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In the VIP section, Gerard Pique,Spanish soccer player and Shakira’s love was also in attendance.

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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge’s siblings Pippa and James Middleton, were also sighted.

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And of course Legendary tennis player Billie Jean King hit the stands, as she good-naturedly waved to her fans.

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Drake reveals his new album includes previously unreleased song of Michael Jackson’s

On Thursday, Drake dropped a last minute bombshell by suggesting one of the tracks on his new album ‘Scorpion’, is, in fact, a previously unreleased song by the late Michael Jackson.

‘Scorpion’, a highly anticipated album, dropped Friday 29th.

Drake posted the album track list on his Instagram and the tenth track on the B side is listed as:’ Don’t Matter To Me’ (FT. Michael Jackson).

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As stated by Daily Mail, according to TMZ, Drake raps and sings along to the Jackson tune.

 Their sources also claim it’s similar to the 2014 Jackson song, ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ that was turned into a duet with Justin Timberlake.
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The Jackson collaboration isn’t the only collaboration on the album, others include, Jay-Z, Static Major and Ty Dolla Sign.

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Serena Williams and Drake’s Dating Rumors Confirmed

After months of speculation that Tennis champion Serena Williams and rapper Drake were more than just friends, the rumours can now be put to rest. The rumours began even since Drake was spotted cheering Serena at Wimbledon during the tennis tournament.

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In exclusive photos released by gossip website TMZ, Serena and Drake were caught making out at a fancy restaurant just after Serena won the WTA tournament in Cincinnati.

According to TMZ, the couple could not keep their hands and lips off each other in the private room they had booked at the back of the eatery.

Well congratulations to the couple

Has Nicki Minaj Dumped Meek Mill Over The Drake Feud?

The past week has seen Drake and Meek Mills throw shade at each other after Meek Mills called Drake a “ghostwriter” meaning that he cannot pen his own lyrics.

The issue started after Mills tweeted “Stop comparing drake to me too… He don’t write his own raps! That’s why he ain’t tweet my album because we found out!” Meek tweeted on 22 July.

Fast forward two days later and Drake dropped a diss track to Mills who in turn responded with what hip-hop heads have termed a very weak response.

Now, according to MediaTakeOut, rapper Nicki has broken things off with the 28-year-old, who she’s been dating since late last year.

It has been claimed that Nicki dumped him on Thursday night, but seeing as he’s currently touring with her “the two plan on fulfilling the rest of the tour obligations together.”

The source, reportedly a close friend of the star’s, couldn’t say whether it was down to what’s been going on with Drake.

“It’s complicated. I think they took their relationship too far, too fast,” they continued.

It comes after Meek recently said things were going from strength to strength between him and the 32-year-old singer and said he wants children “sooner or later”.

Neither of the two have commented on the issue.

Madonna Kisses Drake during a performance (video)

Madonna made a guest appearance during Drakes performance at Coachella. She did a few songs and then went in for the prolonged kiss as Drake just sat there.

Madonna recently said one of her dreams in life was going on a date with Drake and kissing him.

After the kiss Drake looked disgusted and later on said that it wasn’t the kiss but Madonna’s lipstick that irritated him.

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Woman says she will tell who’s better in bed between Lil Wayne and Drake

A woman who has slept with both Lil Wayne and Drake says that she knows who among them is better in bed.

According to TMZ, the woman named Tammy Torres, says that she is ready to tell the world the truth.

This comes after Wayne has been telling people that she was with him a day after she slept with Drake.

Ms. Torres she doesn’t deny that, but some parts of the stories being told have holes on it.

She added on to say that if Wayne releases his tell-all book she will also tell her side of the story and will also reveal who between the two of them is a better banger.

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