Thursday, October 29, 2020

Bryan Adams Apologises For Instagram Outburst

Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams on Tuesday apologised for his outburst on Instagram in which he blamed some “… bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards” for the outbreak of coronavirus The music star had been billed to kick off the first of a three-day gig at the Royal Albert Hall...

Tributes Pour In As British-Nigerian Rapper ‘TY’ Ben Chijioke Dies Of COVID-19

British rapper Ty, who was nominated for the prestigious Mercury music prize, has died after contracting coronavirus, according to a fundraising page set up to support him. Stars including Roots Manuva paid tribute to the 47-year-old Londoner, real name Ben Chijioke, who died on Thursday. Ty released his debut album “Awkward” in 2001, the first of...

Tom Cruise Aims Higher With Movie Shot On Space Station

Action star Tom Cruise is working on a movie shot in outer space, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has said. “NASA is excited to work with @TomCruise on a film aboard the @Space_Station!,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote on Twitter. “We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists to make...

‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Thor’ Shift Release Dates

Hollywood studios are shuffling more release dates as a result of the coronavirus, including sequels to “Doctor Strange,” “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “Into the Spider-Verse.” Late Friday, both Sony Pictures and The Walt Disney Co. announced updated theatrical release schedules that significantly delay some of their marquee superhero films. Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse...

Emmanuel Afolabi’s New film, Bio: Diaspora, Explores The Importance Of Contemporary Black Education

In a series of vignettes, the Nigerian and New York-based filmmaker reveals a selection of unique and impactful stories. Emmanuel Afolabi, a Nigerian filmmaker and photographer based in New York, didn’t always know he’d get into film. But what he did know was that he’d pursue something creative – especially as his grandparents were keen...

Irrfan Khan Is Dead

Popular Bollywood actor, Irrfan Khan, who crossed over to Hollywood, is dead. He died at the age of 53 on Wednesday in India’s entertainment capital, Mumbai, after being admitted to hospital for a colon infection earlier this week, BBC reports. He was diagnosed with high-grade neuroendocrine cancer in March 2018. The deceased starred in iconic Indian films...

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristofer Hivju, Wife Recover From Coronavirus

Actor Kristofer Hivju and his wife, Gry Molvær Hivju, have “fully recovered”, over a month after testing positive for COVID-19. The Norwegian star, best known for his role as Tormund on Game of Thrones, first shared his diagnosis on March 16. “We are fully recovered and in good health, after I was infected by the coronavirus,...

Drake Sets New Chart Record As ‘Toosie Slide’ Debuts At No. 1

Canadian hip-hop superstar Drake took the top spot from The Weeknd as “Toosie Slide” debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, setting a new record in the chart’s history. The “Toosie Slide” artist is now officially the first male artist — and second overall act — to debut three songs atop the Billboard...

Why I Have Not Won Numerous Awards – Brymo

Nigerian songwriter and singer, Olawale Ashimi (popularly known as Brymo), has attributed his failure to win numerous musical awards to his refusal to play at award shows or pay for the trophies. “I’m their daddy though. And if you are judging all these by awards, local or foreign, I’ll have you know that I refused...

Olamide’s YBNL Signs Joint-Venture Deal With Empire Distribution

Nigerian rapper and YBNL boss Olamide Adedeji has signed a joint-venture deal with American music distribution and record label Empire Distribution. The legendary Nigerian rapper popularly called Olamide announced his label’s new feat via a brief statement on Twitter. Exited about the news, Olamide wrote “Happy to announce that YBNL and Empire got a joint venture...

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