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Akon enters Congo mining sector
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Akon enters Congo mining sector

A company led by American-Senegalese R&B singer Akon has signed a deal to finance a copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a joint venture with a state miner, according to a contract published by the mines ministry. The Grammy-nominated singer, known for hit songs like “Don’t Matter” and “Smack That,” has launched a number of business and philanthropic ventures across Africa in recent years, including a $6 billion futuristic city in Senegal and a cryptocurrency called Akoin. Akon’s foray into Congo’s mining sector comes through a U.S.- registered firm called White Waterfall LLC, of which he is the president and CEO, according to contracts published on the mines ministry website. One of the contracts, dated Dec. 14 and signed by Akon, whose legal name...
My album is R&B and not Pop; Justin Bieber complains about his Grammy Nominations
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My album is R&B and not Pop; Justin Bieber complains about his Grammy Nominations

Justin Bieber is grateful for his 2021 Grammy nominations but the singer thinks he was nominated in the wrong category.   The Canadian singer, 26, received four Grammy nominations on Tuesday including Best Pop Solo Performance for "Yummy," Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Intentions," Best Pop Vocal Album for Changes, and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for his "10,000 Hours" collab with Dan+ Shay.   As soon as the nomination list was put out, Bieber took to Instagram to issue a statement, where he shared his thought that 'Changes' was an R&B album and should have been recognized as such and not in the 'Pop category'   He wrote: "To the Grammys, I am flattered to be acknowledged and appreciated for my artistry," the post began, "I am very meti...
Kanye West Releases ‘Jesus Is King’ Album
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Kanye West Releases ‘Jesus Is King’ Album

The western ninth studio album and the culmination of the Sunday Services months, bringing together rappers like Chance The Rapper, Travis Scott, A $ AP Rocky, DMX and more. Kanye opened Sunday services in January as a religious gathering, where “Ye united his love for fashion, music and God. From what Instagram and Twitter saw, Sunday Services music concerts bridged the gap between hip-hop, R&B, and gospel music. The album comes on the heels of another announcement, that the rapper will be releasing another album, his Sunday Service-inspired Jesus Is Born, on Christmas Day. Check out Jesus Is King below. 1. "Hourly" 2. 'Selah' 3. "Follow God" 4. "Closed on Sunday" 5. "About God" 6. "Everything We Need" 7. 'Water' 8. "God is" 9. 'Hands On' 10. "Use the Gospel" 11. ...
Beyonce: Why I Featured Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Other African Artistes
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Beyonce: Why I Featured Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Other African Artistes

American singer, songwriter and actress Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter has explained why she featured Shatta Wale and other African artists on her new album. According to the ‘Halo’ hitmaker, she was looking for the most interesting and talented African artists, hence her decision. Beyonce added that authenticity played a vital role in the selection of African artists and producers to correspond with the theme of the album. “This is a sonic cinema. This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat. I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline....
R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse
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R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse

R&B star R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Friday in Chicago. Some of the charges stem from a newly discovered video found by attorney Michael Avenatti that allegedly shows Kelly having sex with a 14-year-old girl, according to a copy of the indictment obtained by USA TODAY. A no-bail arrest warrant for Kelly has been issued by a Chicago judge, The Associated Press reported. No-bail arrest warrants don't necessarily mean the defendant won't eventually be offered bail once appearing in court to answer the charges. Kelly's first court date is scheduled for March 8. The court documents show the charges against Kelly involve multiple victims dating back to at least 1998. Four victims are listed, including at least three between the age...
Singer, K. Michelle Poses Topless in Mirror Selfie
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Singer, K. Michelle Poses Topless in Mirror Selfie

R&B singer, K. Michelle took to Instagram to share this topless selfie of herself while clad in just her panties with her hair strategically covering her boobs. She wrote: 'I just hopped out the shower and I’m feeling sexy as f**k.
Grammy Award Winning R&B Star, James Ingram Dies at 66
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Grammy Award Winning R&B Star, James Ingram Dies at 66

James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like "Just Once" and "I Don't Have The Heart," has died at the age of 66. Ingram's longtime friend and creative partner, Debbie Allen, confirmed the news of his passing Tuesday when he tweeted, "I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir. He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name." Ingram, an Ohio native, got his start as a musician with the band Revelation Funk and later played keyboards for Ray Charles. He was nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, winning for best male R&B performance for his song "One Hundred Ways" in 1981 and best R&B performance...
Watch Cardi B’s “Ring” Video With Kehlan
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Watch Cardi B’s “Ring” Video With Kehlan

Cardi B has shared the video for “Ring,” the fifth single for her debut album Invasion Of Privacy. Joined by Kehlani, who contributes the soaring hook of the R&B-infused ballad, Cardi brings us back to the days before smartphones as she perches herself in a phone booth and gets tangled in a web of cords. The song has yet to hit the Hot 100, but it seems destined to be another hit for Cardi, who has already scored two No. 1 songs off the album (“Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It”). Cardi is set to open the MTV VMAs Monday night, making her first public appearance since giving birth to her daughter Kulture. Rather than performing, she is expected to do some sort of monologue or skit, so unfortunately, we won’t be getting a rendition of “Ring” tonight. For now, watch the clip above to your ...
2Face Idibia Declares Intention To Run For Political Office In 2019 Election
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2Face Idibia Declares Intention To Run For Political Office In 2019 Election

Multiple award-winning singer and songwriter, Mr Innocent Idibia, widely known as Tuface is set to swell the ranks of entertainers seeking political offices. Speaking on Tuesday in Lagos, the R&B crooner and songwriter said it is about time good people intervened in Nigeria’s politics. He, however, did not reveal under which political platform and at what level he would be seeking to actualise his political aspiration. Nonetheless, Mr Idibia said he was interested in affecting lives positively and would soon pick up the challenge of a political position. He also urged youths to get more involved politically. Quote “Politics affects everything I do. So, I am definitely going to be interested in politics. I will soon participate as a contestant and speak the truth at all times. “I h...
R&B Singer Lyfe Jennings Welcomes His 7th Child
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R&B Singer Lyfe Jennings Welcomes His 7th Child

American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, Lyfe Jennings has welcomed his 7th child into the world. The "Must Be Nice" singer and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star who already has six children with 5 different women welcomed the recent addition with his 6th baby's mother.
Singer And Adesua Etomi’s Lookalike, Dirichi, Shares New Photos
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Singer And Adesua Etomi’s Lookalike, Dirichi, Shares New Photos

Upcoming Afropop, Hip-Hop and R&B singer, Dirichi Bright, who has been referred to as Adesua Etomi’s doppelganger, shared the new photos online today. See photos below; Dirichi Bright is an up-and -coming Afropop,Hip-Hop and R&B singer, signed to Ballgrand Records, a Nigerian record label which she also Co-Founded. Dirichi was born in Anambra State, but raised in Owerri, Imo state . she graduate from Imo State University with a BSc in Insurance and Actuarial Science. Dirichi being the second out of three children in a family of five, with the Dad a song writer and singer, it was only normal for Dirichi to have developed an early interest in music and Art.
Runtown: Singer Reacts To Being Sued By His Former Record Label, Eric Manny
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Runtown: Singer Reacts To Being Sued By His Former Record Label, Eric Manny

We reported earlier today, that for the second time in 2 years, Eric Many, the record label that signed Nigerian popstar, Runtown has filed an injunction at a Federal High court against the singer for breach of contract. Now, Runtown, via Twitter, has spoken on the viral report. Douglas Jack Agu, better known by his stage name Runtown, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer. He has a diverse musical style mix of hip-hop, R&B, reggae and rap.
Runtown Shares Really Cute Photo Of His 9-Month Old Son, Zamar
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Runtown Shares Really Cute Photo Of His 9-Month Old Son, Zamar

Singer Runtown has shown the face of his son, Zamar on his Instagram page of over 2 million people with social media users dropping nice comments. Douglas Jack Agu, better known by his stage name Runtown, is also a songwriter and producer. He has a diverse musical style mix of hip-hop, R&B, reggae and rap. The ‘Mad over you’ crooner, 28, Runtown welcomed his first child, a baby boy with his girlfriend, Selena Leath last year. The Enugu State native reportedly revealed the name of his child as Zamar after throwing a baby shower for Selena. The baby shower held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in the US, with Runtown already looking forward to seeing his baby boy. In November 2015, a UK model with Instagram name, Goddess Jamila, called out Runtown on Instagram, claiming to be three mo...
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K.Michelle Update Fans After Getting Her Butt Implant Removed

American R&B singer, K. Michelle has given fans an update on the outcome of her butt enhancement removal procedure, which took place on Friday, January 12, 2018. Taking to her Twitter page, she wrote: 'Hey Rebels, I’m doing well. My surgery went really well yesterday. I’m on I’m on bed rest for a while but its all good! I’ll be getting ready to hit the road for tour starting THIS February! You got your tickets?.' During an Interview on NY's Hot 97, the 33-year-old singer said her insecurities were ultimately the reason she opted for plastic surgery in the first place. According to her, she decided to get rid of the butt implants because of her health. “It was the point where the aching and the pain that made me get checked for lupus, now it’s due to my legs. My butt is s...
R&B Star Brian McKnight Gets Married On New Years Eve
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R&B Star Brian McKnight Gets Married On New Years Eve

R&B singer Brian McKnight, 48, has married for the second time. He tied the knot with Leilani Mendoza at the Oheka Castle on the North Shore of Long Island, New York on Sunday December 31st. He described the day as the 'Happiest day of our lives.', as he shared photos from the glittering ceremony on instagram. Brian and Leilani have been together since 2014 and announced their engagement in May 2017. This will be the second marriage for Brian. He married his high school sweetheart, Julie McKnight in 1990 and divorced in 2003. Congrats to him!
R&B Singer Bryson Tiller Pictured Kissing Rapper Nav While Sitting On His Lap
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R&B Singer Bryson Tiller Pictured Kissing Rapper Nav While Sitting On His Lap

A picture is circulating online and it purportedly shows R&B singer Bryson Tiller kissing a man while sitting on his lap. The image shows two men getting intimate. One was backing the camera, but he bears a striking resemblance to the singer. The other man looks a lot like rapper NAV. The picture generated a lot of buzz online as soon as it leaked. Some praised them for embracing who they are and coming out of the closet while some criticised them.
TLC Postpone European Tour
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TLC Postpone European Tour

American R&B girl group, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas of 'TLC', have been forced to postpone a planned month-long European tour next month due to T-Boz's back injury. In a Facebook note to fans posted on Tuesday morning, the duo confirmed that the tour slated to kick off in Hamburg, Germany, on Oct. 16 and wrap in Birmingham, England, on Nov. 16 was being pushed back after T-Boz injured her neck during their recent North American tour. She is now "suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform at this time." According to the statement, the cervical disc problems in her spine have gotten so bad that she's having "significant pain" due to nerve compression but she's presently working with her orthopedic surgeon on the issue. ...
R&B Singer, Brian McKnight Is Engaged!
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R&B Singer, Brian McKnight Is Engaged!

Brian McKnight, 47, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist whose work has earned him 16 Grammy Awards nominations. McKnight was married in 1990 to his college sweetheart, Julie, but they got divorced in 2003. Brian and Julie have 2 children: Brian Jr and Niko McKnight, and he also has a son, Clyde from another relationship. McKnight announced his engagement to his girlfriend of many years, Leilani Malia, on his Instagram page few hours ago.
Jay Z’s ‘Get Out The Vote’ Concert Brought Out Big Sean, J. Cole, Chance the Rapper, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton
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Jay Z’s ‘Get Out The Vote’ Concert Brought Out Big Sean, J. Cole, Chance the Rapper, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton

Jay Z’s “Get Out the Vote” concert in Cleveland drew in hundreds of fans as the rap mogul urged young people to vote in the national election on Tuesday (Nov. 8). But Hov wasn’t the only big-name superstar at the event, rappers Big Sean, Chance the Rapper and J. Cole were among the rappers who performed. Oh, and his superstar wife, Beyonce, slayed the event with backup dancers who donned Clinton-inspired pantsuits. The concert was in support of Hillary Clinton’s run to become the first woman president of the United States. According to Billboard, Sean Don, J. Cole and Chano delivered exhilarating sets, but, as usual, it was Queen Bey who stole the show. The R&B superstar was striking in her big black hat, matching polka-dot jumpsuit, six-inch stilettos and a black sequined blouse w...