Entertainment Lifestyle 

“The Real First Lady,” Singer 2face Idibia’s Sisters Link Up With His Babymama, Pero

“The Real First Lady,” Singer 2face Idibia’s Sisters Link Up With His Babymama, Pero Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia, alias 2face’s first baby mama, Pero Adeniyi, has been spotted hanging out with his alleged sisters in Abuja. In the video clip making the rounds, 2face’s alleged relatives say that they have come to visit Pero in Abuja and that she is live with her in-laws. A picture of Pero and the women was also posted on Facebook by the account name, Lucy Ogah. The caption of the photo reads, “Pero, the…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

Fans hail Simi on new song ‘Woman’

Fans of Nigerian singer Simisola Kosoko, simply known as Simi, have sung her praises on her new song “Woman”. The song, which was released alongside its video on Friday, addresses the issues women face while celebrating their strength and courage. Ahead of the song launch, the songstress pioneered a #NobodyLikeWoman challenge on Instagram, where women spoke about the hurtful words that have been said to them. “Woman” was written and mixed by Simi while Vtek handled the production and mastering of the song. The video of the Afrobeats song was…

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Africa 

Cape Verde votes for president on Sunday

Cape Verde votes in presidential elections on Sunday marked by debate over the future of a country battered by a slump in global tourism and worried by surging inflation. Nearly 400,000 voters, including over 50,000 outside the country, will choose a successor to Jorge Carlos Fonseca, head of state since 2011. There will be seven names on the ballot paper, but all indications are that the race will be limited to candidates backed by Cape Verde’s two main parties. Tourism accounts for a quarter of the economy of the tiny…

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Africa 

Burkina Faso commemorates 34th anniversary of Sankara’s death

Burkina Faso commemorated Friday the 34th anniversary of the death of former revolutionary president Thomas Sankara, assassinated on October 15, 1987, and whose bust was unveiled at the university that bears his name in Ouagadougou, in the presence of his widow Mariam. “This work placed at the entrance of the university is a work of remembrance and memory for current and future generations of teachers and students,” said Mariam Sankara in inaugurating the bust. “My dream is that this statue reminds us daily of the memory of the revolution led…

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Africa 

Food Heroes: Ethiopian avocado farmer’s ‘transformational’ crop

Bogale Borena set up an avocado nursery in Yirgalem in the south of Ethiopia, and has been so successful with the venture that he was named as one of 17 Food Heroes by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Agency. Food Heroes are recognized for their commitment to provide food for their communities and beyond. He spoke to the UN ahead of World Food Day, marked annually on 16 October. “My name is Bogale Borena and I am a 50 year old father of six. I recently set up an avocado nursery with the capacity to produce 40,000 grafted…

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Africa 

30 years on, Somaliland still struggles for international recognition

Beneath the defiant flag of their self-declared republic, young Somalilanders considered life as fresh university graduates in their unrecognised homeland — a country in name only, proud but alone in the Horn of Africa. These students were not yet born when Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991, an act still unrecognised by the international community that has left the breakaway region poor and isolated. Lack of recognition has made life even harder in one of the world’s most impoverished regions, government officials say, frustrating access to foreign loans, aid…

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Africa 

Lebanon Clash Aftermath

Last updated: 14 hours ago A day after clashes that took the lives of 7 people, injured dozens and a moment that took many Lebanese to the days of civil war, a tense calm now ensues in the street as people clean up the mess. Residents in the Tayouneh area of Beirut were most of the fighting played out swept glass from the streets in front of shops and apartment buildings. Soldiers on armoured personnel carriers were deployed on the streets, and barbed wire was erected at some street entrances.…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

Hip-Hop Icon Doug E. Fresh Releases First Three Classic Albums to Streaming Services for First Time Ever via Beatroot

Hip-Hop Icon Doug E. Fresh Releases First Three Classic Albums to Streaming Services for First Time Ever via Beatroot – Music Industry Today – EIN Presswire Trusted News Since 1995 A service for music industry professionals · Saturday, October 16, 2021 · 554,004,920 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools News Topics Newsletters Press Releases Events & Conferences RSS Feeds Other Services Questions? Sourced From Nigerian Music

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

“I Recorded My Song, ‘Woman’ In 2019” – Singer Simi

Simi Popular Nigerian singer and songwriter, Simisola Ogunleye Kosoko, alias Simi, has revealed that she recorded her newly-released song, ‘Woman’ in 2019 but had to delay its release because of her pregnancy. The release of the single was preceded by the #NobodyLikeWoman challenge. The mother of one started the viral challenge tagged #NobodyLikeWoman on Instagram. The challenge had female celebrities such as Tonto Dikeh, Adesua Etomi, Osas Ighodaro, Annie Idibia, Temi Otedola, Real Warri Pikin, and Khafi Kareem participating in it with their unique entries revealing hateful things that the…

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Human Rights 

Rising poverty a ‘moral indictment of our times’: Guterres 

Describing current levels of poverty as “a moral indictment of our times”, Secretary-General António Guterres said that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on economies and societies around the world, with some 120 million more people falling into poverty last year.  “A lopsided recovery is further deepening inequalities between the Global North and South”, said Mr. Guterres. “Solidarity is missing in action – just when we need it most”.  Fighting two battles  The fight against poverty must also be a battle against inequality.  The UN chief said that vaccine inequality has enabled COVID variants to mutate and “run wild”, condemning the world to millions more deaths, and prolonging an economic slowdown that could cost trillions of dollars.   …

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