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The 31-year-old 'Work' songstress spoke to T Magazine ahead of the debut collection of her high fashion clothing line, Fenty. During the interview, she dropped a few hints about her ninth album.


Rihanna confirmed that the new record will be a "reggae album," before stating that despite rumors and high anticipation on the album, two things haven't been decided yet - the release date, and the album title.


The Fenty Beauty entrepreneur referenced the affectionate name her loyal fans, The Navy, have given the album and confessed that she's thinking about calling it that very name.


"So far it’s just been 'R9', thanks to the Navy," she said. "I’m about to call it that probably, ’cause they have haunted me with this “R9, R9, when is R9 coming out?” How will I accept another name after that’s been burned into my skull?" she had said.


Elsewhere during the interview, Rihanna also addressed rumor of a highly-anticipated track alongside her former collaborator - and ex-boyfriend - Drake.


"Not anytime soon, I don’t see it happening. Not on this album, that’s for sure," she said. So, looks like there's no hope of 'Work Pt. 2' in the near future, then.

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I had just told my colleague that if ever Rihanna decides to quit music, she would still make alota money from her clothing and makeup brands.

She's gone from being little miss sunshine to Fenty goddess!


Rihanna has gone into detail about Fenty, her new fashion house launched in collaboration with LVMH, in a new interview conducted by playwright Jeremy O. Harris and published in the New York Times.

News of Fenty's creation was first announced earlier this month. The arrival of the new brand makes Rihanna the first black woman in history to run a major luxury fashion house. Speaking to Harris, Rihanna was keen to note this landmark.


"You’re going to be black wherever you go. And I don’t know if it’s unfortunate or fortunate, because I love being black. 
"So, sorry for those who don’t like it — that’s the first thing you see before you even hear my voice. There are also other factors: I’m young. I’m new to the family. I’m a woman. Those factors do come into play, but I will not apologize for them, and I will not back down from being a woman, from being black, from having an opinion. I’m running a company and that’s exactly what I came here to do. I don’t know if it makes people uncomfortable or not, but that’s not even my business, you know? I do know that the reason I’m here is not because I’m black. It’s because of what I have to offer. That’s what they’re invested in. And the fact that I’m black is just that: a fact," she said.

Last week Rihanna was among the many stars who spoke out in the wake of Alabama passing a bill that effectively makes abortion illegal, labeling the state senate "idiots."


 

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It's amazing to note with all excitement and glee that the south-east is finally getting profitable recognition. It's a rather massive deal that the events marking the 15th edition of The AMA Awards will be kicking off in ENUGU; not Lagos, not Abuja and definitely not Portharcourt. If you've not thought of it as a crown upon the fine head of Enugu state, you should at least think of it as an opportunity for young and undiscovered talents to explore and exploit the world of entertainment.

AMAA which was held in Kigali, Rwanda in 2018 graces the opportunity thirsty streets of Enugu and it's all we can talk about.


The Africa Movie Academy Awards(AMAA) are presented annually to recognize renowned excellence among professionals working in, or non-African professionals who have contributed to, the African film industry. 

AMAA is the leading, most glamorous awards event that recognizes and rewards excellence in creativity on the continent of Africa. For many years, under the direction of its founder, astute filmmaker and veteran, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the AMA Awards that endlessly seeks to acknowledge the efforts of filmmakers, actors, directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, and everyone else involved in the process of filmmaking all over the continent of Africa has gone from an idea to the most coveted accolade amongst filmmakers and enthusiasts in the African film and movie community.


The best part!

Events marking the 15th edition of AMA Awards is kicking off with a Gala event in Enugu, where African superstars in Nollywood who hail from the East will be celebrated. It's undoubtedly going to be an evening of high style, glitz, and fellowship, as the red carpet will be glamorously rolled out to welcome the hottest industry players, A-list celebrities, and Eastern and Southern community leaders to an elegant dinner and awards ceremony which raises more than funding for the Africa film Academy every year. 


It doesn't just end there!


Training workshop that teaches great acting, writing, directing, producing, skills from experienced and seasoned teachers will begin on May 23. Sits are limited and attendance is strictly on payment basis. If you intend to tap into the African movie academy and its overwhelming vices, register now.

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Controversial Nigerian rapper, Azeez Fashola, known by his stage name as Naira Marley, will come face to face with his nightmare later today as he will be arraigned at the Federal High Court in Lagos to face 11 charges bordering on fraud against him for alleged credit card fraud.

After spending ten days in jail, Marley will be having his first court appearance and Nigerians may only guess his fate.


Marley effectively risks seven years in prison if found guilty in accordance with Section 33 (2) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015.

The charge with suit number FHC/L/178C/19 was filed before a Lagos State High Court last Wednesday. Some of the credit cards, according to the EFCC, bore the names- Nicole Louise Malyon, and Timea Fedorne Tatar.

Read his full charges:


Details of the court papers obtained by Vanguard show that most of the charges border on use of forged or stolen access card to obtain money, offenses, which are punishable by the Cyber Crimes Prohibition law of Nigeria.


Count One of the charges reads: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley and Yad Isril (still at large) on or about the 26th day of November 2018, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired among yourselves to use access card No. 5264711020433662 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 27 (1) (b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act, 2015 and punishable under section 32 of the same act.


Count Two reads: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley and Yad Isril (still at large) on or about the 26th day of November 2018, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to use card No. 5264711020433662 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 27 (1) (b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act, 2015 and punishable under section 32 of the same act.


Count three says: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley and Raze (still at large) on or about the 26th day of November 2018, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired among yourselves to use access card No. 42658840359191132 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 27 (1) (b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act, 2015 and punishable under section 32 of the same act.


Count Four reads: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley and Raze (still at large) on or about the 11th day of December 2018, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to use card access No. conspired among yourselves to use access card No. 42658840359191132 issued to persons other than you in a bid to obtain gain and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 27 (1) (b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act, 2015 and punishable under section 32 of the same act.


Count Five reads: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley on or about the 10th day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with an intent to defraud, possessed counterfeit card with No. 42658840359191132 issued to another person and you thereby committed an offense contrary to and punishable under Section 33 (9) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act, 2015.


Count Six: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley on or about the 10th day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with an intent to defraud, possessed counterfeit card with No. 5264711020433662 issued to another person and you thereby committed an offense contrary to and punishable under Section 33 (9) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act, 2015.


Count Seven: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley on or about the 10th day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with an intent to defraud, possessed counterfeit card with No. 5573793034017422 issued to another person and you thereby committed an offense contrary to and punishable under Section 33 (9) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act, 2015.


Count Eight: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley on or about the 10th day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with an intent to defraud, possessed counterfeit card with No. 4539782440624281 issued to Nicole Louise Malyon and you thereby committed an offense contrary to and punishable under Section 33 (9) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act, 2015.


Count Nine: “That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley on or about the 10th day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with an intent to defraud, possessed counterfeit card with No. 4921819410257431 issued to Timea Fedorne Tatar and you thereby committed an offense contrary to and punishable under Section 33 (9) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act, 2015.


Count Ten: ““That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley on or about the 10th day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to retain possession of more than two cards issued in the name of different cardholders and which cards were retained under circumstances which constitute card theft and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 27 (1) (a) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act, 2015 and punishable under section 34 of the same act.


Count 11: ““That you, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, aka Naira Marley on or about the 10th day of May 2019, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did retain the possession of more than two cards issued in the name of different cardholders and which cards were retained under circumstances which constitute a card theft and you thereby committed an offense contrary to and punishable under section 34 of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, ETC) Act, 2015.


The charge dated May 14, 2019, was personally signed and collected by Naira Marley on May 15, 2019, who is still being detained by the EFCC in Lagos. Naira Marley is very popular among young Nigerian music lovers but was recently arrested by the anti-graft agency for alleged links and tacit support to ‘Yahoo boys’.

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Celebrity tailor, Ominiyi Makun, known popularly by his clothing brand name, Yomi Casual has surprised his wife with a multi-million naira Mercedes Benz, Sunday.

No special occasion is on to mark this gesture as this is perceived as a mere act of love and affection towards the beautiful Mrs. Grace Makun.

We know that the African Lagos based designer, speaks highly of his wife and her support throughout his career journey; this material gift should be nothing compared to all the endless sacrifice the couple shares.

However, we didn't have to stalk the couple to find out about the surprise package as Grace was too elated to keep the good news to herself.

According to her, God has blessed her with the best husband ever.