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Hollywood In Tears As Pioneering Icon, Cicely Tyson Dies

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Hollywood In Tears As Pioneering Icon, Cicely Tyson Dies

The Hollywood industry has been thrown into a mourning state, as its pioneering actress, Cicely Tyson passed away.

Tyson who was known for portraying strong African-American characters died at the age of 96.

The actress whose vivid portrayals of strong black women shattered racial stereotypes in the dramatic arts of the 1970s, propelling her to stardom and fame as an exemplar for civil rights, died on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Her death was announced by her longtime manager, Larry Thompson, who provided no other details.

The former fashion model had a career that spanned seven decades.

Tyson won two Emmys for her performance in the 1974 civil rights-era film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

She also became the first black woman to take on the main role in the TV drama East Side/West Side in the 1960s.

Presenting Tyson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, the then US President Barrack Obama said that apart from her achievements as an actress, she had also shaped the course of history.

In a remarkable career of seven decades, Tyson broke ground for serious Black actors by refusing to take parts that demeaned Black people.

She urged Black colleagues to do the same and often went without work. She was critical of films and television programmes that cast Black characters as criminal, servile or immoral, and insisted that African-Americans, even if poor or downtrodden, should be portrayed with dignity.

At 93, she won an honourary Oscar, and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2018 and into the Television Hall of Fame in 2020. She also won a career achievement Peabody Award in 2020.

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  1. WOLE IYANIWURA

    January 29, 2021 at 11:31 am

    MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

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Duncan Mighty Leaks Wife’s Confession To Plotting Against Him

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Duncan Mighty Leaks Wife's Confession To Plotting Against Him

Southeast-based singer, Duncan Mighty has released an audio recording that exposed his estranged wife Vivien, confessing to seeking help from a herbalist.

In an almost three minutes audio recording released via his official YouTube page, the voice of a lady alleged to be Vivien was heard, confessing to visiting a herbalist in order to keep her marriage.

Vivien was heard saying she had a dream where the music star cheated on her with another lady. She then informed her sister who then took her alongside her mother to the herbalist.

Her words: “I told her that I want him to come back. To love me like he use to before because now I’m not seeing the love anymore…that I want my husband to love me.

“She now told me that it is a woman. That my husband is being distracted by another woman. She then told me to go home that when he comes home, I should sweep the sand in the room and bring it to her with his boxers.”

In the audio, Vivien however revealed that she forgot to go back to the herbalist with the items she demanded.

The drama between Duncan Mighty and his estranged wife has been going on for months now.

Duncan Mighty called out  Vivien, on social media, saying she and her family are after his life.

In a post shared on his social media pages, the music star alleged that Vivien confessed to him, how she, her mother, and brother were plotting to kill him.

According to the post which attracted wild reactions from fans and other concerned members of the public, Vivien and her family wanted Duncan Mighty dead so they can inherit his properties.

While expressing gratitude to God for saving from the evil plot, the music star promised to release videos and other contents that prove his allegation.

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Spotify To Launch In Nigeria, 84 Other Countries

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Spotify To Launch In Nigeria, 84 Other Countries

Swedish streaming platform, Spotify, in the next coming days, would be extending its footprint to Nigeria, and 84 other countries.

“We launch in 80+ new markets over the next few days. See you soon Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nigeria #SpotifyStreamOn” a tweet from Spotify read.

This development however came after months of speculation and recruitment in the Nigerian music industry.

Below are the 84 other countries:

  1. Angola
  2. Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Armenia
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. Bahamas
  6. Bangladesh
  7. Barbados
  8. Belize
  9. Benin
  10. Bhutan
  11. Botswana
  12. Brunei Darussalam
  13. Burkina Faso
  14. Burundi
  15. Cabo Verde
  16. Cambodia
  17. Cameroon
  18. Chad
  19. Comoros
  20. Côte d’Ivoire
  21. Curaçao
  22. Djibouti
  23. Dominica
  24. Equatorial Guinea
  25. Eswatini
  26. Fiji
  27. Gabon
  28. Gambia
  29. Georgia
  30. Ghana
  31. Grenada
  32. Guinea
  33. Guinea-Bissau
  34. Guyana
  35. Haiti
  36. Jamaica
  37. Kenya
  38. Kiribati
  39. Kyrgyzstan
  40. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  41. Lesotho
  42. Liberia
  43. Macau
  44. Madagascar
  45. Malawi
  46. Maldives
  47. Mali
  48. Marshall Islands
  49. Mauritania
  50. Mauritius
  51. Micronesia
  52. Mongolia
  53. Mozambique
  54. Namibia
  55. Nauru
  56. Nepal
  57. Niger
  58. Pakistan
  59. Palau
  60. Papua New Guinea
  61. Rwanda
  62. Samoa
  63. San Marino
  64. Sao Tome and Principe
  65. Senegal
  66. Seychelles
  67. Sierra Leone
  68. Solomon Islands
  69. Sri Lanka
  70. St. Kitts and Nevis
  71. St. Lucia
  72. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  73. Suriname
  74. Tanzania
  75. Timor-Leste
  76. Togo
  77. Tonga
  78. Trinidad and Tobago
  79. Tuvalu
  80. Uganda
  81. Uzbekistan
  82. Vanuatu
  83. Zambia
  84. Zimbabwe

The 85 new Spotify markets represent more than a billion people, a massive new untapped audience for Spotify that has grown to more than 345 million monthly active users and over 155 million paid subscribers globally.

This is Spotify’s largest expansion to date. At the moment, the music streaming service is available in 93 countries.

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Banky W And Adesua Announce The Arrival Of Their Newborn Baby

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Banky W And Adesua Announce The Arrival Of Their Newborn Baby

Celebrity couple, Banky W and Adesua Etomi, has announced the arrival of their first child.

The newborn baby, according to the duo who got married in 2017, was welcomed four weeks ago.

“Happy birthday to my lady, my love and Purpose Partner, My world, my wife and Baby Mama. I didn’t think it was possible for you to be more beautiful than you already were… but I was wrong. Because you’re not just beautiful, you’re strong. You’re grace and favour personified, and you’re so much more,” Banky W wrote on social media as he celebrated his wife’s birthday.

“Words cannot properly express how grateful I am for you, how much I love you, or what we’ve been through. I’m thankful that you’re mine And that God made everything beautiful in His time He turned our tears into triumph and our loss into laughter.

Read Also: Banky W Narrates His First Experience With 2Baba

“He’s changed our lives forever, here’s to the next (and best) chapter Nothing I can say or do can top what He gave us. My baby had a baby and he’s everything we prayed for @adesuaetomi Happy birthday “Mama Zaiah” I love you SCATTER.”

On her part, Adesua wrote: “You have a track record of keeping your word. Ọlọrun agbaye o, you are mighty”. 4 weeks ago I received the best birthday gift ever. Our Son. 1+1=3 🥰🥰🥰 #Godisforeverthegreatest #mamaZ.”

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