Ethiopia files charges against four suspects over killing of singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa

Ethiopia on Friday filed terrorism charges against four suspects over the killing of a popular political singer whose death ignited protests in which more than 178 people were killed, a spokesman for the attorney general said. The assassination in June of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, a musician revered by the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, sparked days… Read More Ethiopia files charges against four suspects over killing of singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa

Crown worn by Notorious B.I.G sells for $600,000 at hip-hop auction

The plastic gold colored crown that American rapper Notorious B.I.G wore on the last photo shoot before his death fetched $600,000 at the first-ever hip hop auction held by an international house, Sotheby’s said on Wednesday. The auction was a celebration of the history and cultural impact hip-hop has had on art and culture from… Read More Crown worn by Notorious B.I.G sells for $600,000 at hip-hop auction

Nigerian music collective pens letter to Kano State governor over death sentence of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu

8th September, 2020. His Excellency The Executive Governor of Kano State Dr Abdullahi Ganduje (OFR) RE: THE SENTENCING OF YAHAYA SHARIF-AMINU We write to express our concern regarding the sentencing of a young Nigerian Musician; Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, who was recently accused of blasphemy against the Holy Prophet Mohammed, and was subsequently sentenced to death under… Read More Nigerian music collective pens letter to Kano State governor over death sentence of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu

Hong Kong activist, several others campaign for boycott of Disney movie Mulan over star actress’ support of police brutality

Walt Disney Co’s release of ‘Mulan’, which is set in China and meant to appeal to audiences there, has provoked a backlash on social media over its star’s support of Hong Kong police and for being partly filmed in the Xinjiang region. Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong and internet users in Taiwan and Thailand… Read More Hong Kong activist, several others campaign for boycott of Disney movie Mulan over star actress’ support of police brutality

‘Black Panther’ movie star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 following battle with colon cancer

“Black Panther” film star Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose work celebrated African-American pioneers and culture, has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, according to an announcement posted on Friday to his social media accounts. Boseman, a native of South Carolina who began his screen career in episodes of television dramas… Read More ‘Black Panther’ movie star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 following battle with colon cancer

Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo’s LAO Foundation donates computers to Little Saints Orphanage

It is no news that schools have been shut down in Nigeria and all over the world, due to the continuous rise in the COVID-19 virus cases. This has led many institutions to propagate online classes for their students, many of whom have had poor turn-outs as they do not have access to computers and… Read More Nigerian actress, Linda Osifo’s LAO Foundation donates computers to Little Saints Orphanage