Last night, Nigerian Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti didn’t perform at the 61st Grammy Awards as earlier announced.
He also lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category but lost to South Africa’s ‘Soweto Gospel Choir’,
Explaining why he was unable to perform on the biggest music awards stage, Seun Kuti wrote, ‘first and foremost I have to say I am sorry to all the fans that tuned in to see us perform yesterday but didn’t. I had the weirdest ticket mix up in history meaning I missed my flight and the rehearsals and we couldn’t go on. Big up to Soweto Gospel choir a group that has also inspired me. @fatoumata_diawara__ for holding down our show without me. @lekanbalogun1 @mccoyclothings for making us look really nice on that red carpet @versatilebay for @chefyeide clothes. @egypt80band and our entire team we must keep banging the door till they let us in’.
The Director, Media and Publicity, Kaduna State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Organisation, Ben Bako, has been arrested by security agents.
It was learnt that Bako has been taken to Abuja headquarters of the Department of Security Service, DSS,for questioning over what it referred to as hate speech made during the PDP campaign in Kafachan last week.
The PDP’s Spokesperson told their supporters in Southern Kaduna during one of the opposition’s campaign rallies to attack anyone who will vote for APC in the area.
Reacting, PDP Deputy Campaign Director-General, Ashiru/Marshal governorship Campaign Organisation, Danjuma Sarki alleged that the arrest “was orchestrated to persecute and silence the opposition in the last days of the election”.
A wanted man was ridiculed online for his haircut after the police shared his photo in connection with a burglary. But following the public ridicule, the police were forced to come to his defence.
Humberside Police shared the photo of Emilio Romana on Twitter and Facebook and said they wanted to speak to him in connection with a burglary in Willerby, Kingston upon Hull on February 6.
But shortly after the mugshot was shared online, hundreds of comments were posted by social media users as they made fun of Romana for his bowl cut and high fringe.
One person wrote: “While you’re at it please arrest his barber.”
Another wrote: “Please find him before further infringement.”
“Who cut his hair?….the Council!” someone commented.
Others made fun of his ears.
“Probably sat at home watching Sky with the fantastic satellite connection he’s getting from those ears,” someone wrote.
As the disrespectful comments continued pouring in, police were forced to step in and urge people to be ‘respectful’.
They wrote: “Whilst we encourage participation on our posts please keep it respectful. If you have any information that may assist please call us. Thank you.”
Humberside Police are still wanting to speak to Mr Romana and have asked anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact them.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has described as ‘absolute fake news’ the reports on social media that abducted Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, has died in captivity.
“It’s absolutely fake news. There is nothing like that,” the Minister said at a press briefing in Ilorin, Kwara State
He said the rumour of Sharibu’s death, which surfaced just a few days to the presidential election, is another ploy by the political opposition to tarnish the image of the administration and exploit primordial sentiments ahead of the polls.
“I think it’s part of the opposition’s strategies to throw everything at the administration and at the President. I think everyday they are realizing the hopelessness of their position.
“Everyday they are amazed by the support Mr. President is receiving from every part of the country and they have decided that they are going to spread falsehood, inflame passion and make this election a Muslim-Christian affair or North-South affair, but people are not
listening to them,” Alhaji Mohammed said.
Leah was abducted alongside her classmates in Dapchi in February 2018. In March of the same year, the sect members released her colleagues but failed to release her because she refused to convert to the Islamic faith. She has been in Boko Haram custody since then.
Supermodel, Naomi Campbell, and her rumoured beau, singer Liam Payne continue to fuel romance rumours as they both attended the Vogue and Tiffany & Co. Fashion and Film party at Annabel’s in Mayfair on Sunday night.
The 48-year-old supermodel arrived on the arm of Vogue editor Edward Enninful while the One Direction singer, 25, came alone to the event.
For the bash, Naomi rocked a sheer white gown paired with a stunning white cape while Liam looked sharp in a grey suit with an open neck white shirt.
The pair who avoided being pictured together at the event are said to have started dating since two months ago.
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Last night, Nigerian Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category.
Seun Kuti who was nominated alongside Bombino (Deran), Fatoumata Diawara (Fenfo), Soweto Gospel Choir (Freedom) and Yiddish Glory (The Lost Songs of World War II) for Best World Music Album lost the award to South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir who won their third Grammy award, making them the most successful African group in the award’s history.
Seun’s elder brother, Femi Kuti has been nominated for the Grammys four times, but failed to win in 2003, 2010, 2012 and in 2014.