Entertainment

Google Honours Chinua Achebe At 87

  Technology giant, Google, honoured late Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe, on its doodle on Thursday. Google Doodle is a special logo on Google’s homepage that is temporarily alternated and intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people. Surrounded by iconic images of his most famous literary works, Wednesday’s Doodle celebrates Achebe’s legacy. According to PremiumTimes, If he hadn’t died ...

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Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies At 91

Actor Harry Dean Stanton, has died at the age of 91. The actor was said to have died of natural cause. He featured in films like Alien, The Godfather II, Texas and Repo Man. He died at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Friday, his agent John Kelly said in a statement. He spent over six decades acting in ...

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Mark Wahlberg Named World’s Top Paid Actor

Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg was named the world’s highest paid actor on Tuesday, earning an estimated $68 million before taxes over the past 12 months. The 46-year-old star won his place at the top of the list compiled by Forbes magazine, thanks to earnings from “Transformers: The Last Knight” and comedy sequel “Daddy’s Home 2,” due out in November. “The former ...

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Stevie Wonder To Lead Concert To Protect Global Aid

  Stevie Wonder and Green Day will headline a concert in New York to mobilize support for efforts to eradicate global poverty as President Donald Trump proposes sweeping foreign aid cuts. “Happy” pop star Pharrell Williams, chart-topping electronic duo The Chainsmokers and alternative rockers The Killers will also play the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 23, organizers ...

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Veteran Actor And Author, Pa Adebayo Faleti Is Dead

Pa Adebayo Faleti, veteran Broadcaster, poet, Yoruba Actor and writer is dead. He died in his home on Sunday in Ibadan at aged 86. Pa Adebayo Faleti is one of the respected Yoruba actor. According to reports, the veteran actor was confirmed dead at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba. He also published ...

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‘Downsizing’ To Open Venice Film Festival

  Oscar-winning US director Alexander Payne’s latest movie “Downsizing” is to open this year’s Venice Film Festival, while his compatriot Annette Bening will head the Mostra jury, organisers announced Saturday. The sci-fi film, starring Matt Damon as a man who realises he would have a better life if he shrank himself, will get its world premiere on August 30 at ...

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Rapper Akon To Buy 50% Of African Music Download Service

Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50 percent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago. Africa’s first home-grown platform for legal music downloads, Musik Bi launched in Senegal in February 2016 with a mission to promote African artists, pay them properly, and fight internet ...

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Adele Cancels Final Two Wembley Shows

Adele has cancelled the final two shows of her world tour, due to take place at London’s Wembley Stadium this weekend, after damaging her vocal cords. The “devastated” singer said she had taken the decision on medical advice. “To say I’m heartbroken would be a complete understatement,” London-born Adele wrote in a Twitter post in the early hours. She had ...

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