2016 Emmy Nominations: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Grabs 23 Nods

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2016 Emmy Nominations – The nominees have been announced for the 2016 Emmys, and were quite unsurprisingly dominated by HBO’s Game of Thrones.

The series got an amazing 23 nods, include nominations for its stars such as Peter Dinklage and Kit Harrington. See the full nominee list below!

Lead actor in a drama:
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Lead actress in a drama:
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Lead actor in a limited series:
Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Cuba Gooding Jr., “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”
Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”
Courtney B. Vance, “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

Lead actress in a limited series:
Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille”
Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Lili Taylor, “American Crime”
Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

Lead actor in a comedy:
Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Will Forte, “Last Man on Earth
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley”
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Lead actress in a Comedy:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Ellie Kemper, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On”
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Lily Tomlin,  “Grace and Frankie”

Comedy series:
“Master of None”
“Modern Family”
“Silicon Valley”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Drama series:
“The Americans”
”Better Call Saul”
”Downton Abbey”
”Game of Thrones”
”House of Cards”
”Mr. Robot”

Outstanding Limited Series
“American Crime”
“The Night Manager”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

TV Movie:
“All the Way”
“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
“A Very Murray Christmas”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Jesse Plemons, “Fargo”Bokeem Woodbine, “Fargo”
Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”
Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
David Schwimmer, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
John Travolta, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Niecy Nash, “Getting On”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Kate McKinnon , “Saturday Night Live”
Judith Light, “Transparent “
Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Maura Tierney, “The Affair”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”
Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones”
Maisie Williams, “Game Of Thrones”
Constance Zimmer, “UnREAL”

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Melissa Leo, “All The Way”
Regina King, “American Crime”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Hotel”
Jean Smart, “Fargo”
Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”
Tracy Morgan, “Saturday Night Live”
Larry David, “Saturday Night Live”
Bradley Whitford, “Transparent”
Martin Mull, “Veep”Peter MacNicol, “Veep”

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Max von Sydow, “Game Of Thrones”
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”
Reg E. Cathey, “House Of Cards”
Mahershala Ali , “House Of Cards”Paul Sparks , “House Of Cards”
Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan”

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Laurie Metcalf, “The Big Bang Theory”
Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory”
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”
Amy Schumer, “Saturday Night Live”
Melora Hardin, “Transparent “

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
Carrie Preston, “The Good Wife”
Laurie Metcalf, “Horace And Pete”
Ellen Burstyn, “House Of Cards”
Molly Parker, “House Of Cards”
Allison Janney, “Masters Of Sex”

Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
Rob Corddry, “Childrens Hospital”
Rob Huebel, “Childrens Hospital”
Lou Diamond Phillips, “The Crossroads Of History“
Oscar Nuñez, “The Crossroads Of History“
Jack McBrayer as Ollie, “Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell”

Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
Patrika Darbo, “Acting Dead”
Erinn Hayes, “Childrens Hospital”
Janet Varney, “Everyone’s Crazy But Us”
Michelle Ang, “Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462”
Tracie Thoms, “Send Me: an original web series”

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Seth MacFarlane, “Family Guy”
Trey Parker, “South Park”
Matt Stone, “South Park “
Keegan-Michael Key, “SuperMansion”
Chris Pine, “SuperMansion”

Outstanding Animated Program
Bob’s Burgers
Phineas and Ferb Last Day of Summer
The Simpsons
South Park

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
Adventure Time
The Powerpuff Girls
Robot Chicken
SpongeBob SquarePants
Steven Universe

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)
American Horror Story: Hotel
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
The Man In The High Castle
Penny Dreadful

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Program (One Hour Or More)
Downton Abbey
The Knick
Masters Of Sex

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour Or Less)
The Big Bang Theory
The Muppets
Silicon Valley

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality OrReality-Competition Series
Drunk History
Key & Peele
Saturday Night Live
The Voice

Outstanding Narrator
Adrien Brody, “Breakthrough”
Keith David, “Jackie Robinson”
Anthony Mendez, “Jane The Virgin”
David Attenborough, “Life Story”
Laurence Fishburne, “Roots”

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”
Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With The Stars”
Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night”
Steve Harvey, “Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey”
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, “Project Runway”
RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special
Grease: Live
He Named Me Malala
The Oscars
The Wiz Live!

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
Mr. Robot

Orange Is The New Black

Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special
Grease: Live
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Choreography
America’s Best Dance Crew – Routines: Runaway Baby/Take U There/Summer Thing
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Routines: I’m So Good at Yoga/A Boy Band Made Up of Four Joshes/SettleFor Me
Dancing With The Stars – Routines: Footprints In The Sand/Grace Kelly/Cry Little Sister
So You Think You Can Dance – Routine: Dibidy Dop
So You Think You Can Dance – Routines: Beautiful Friends/November/Gimme All Your Love

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series
The Big Bang Theory
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
The Soul Man

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series
Bates Motel
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
The Man In The High Castle

Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Cartel Land
He Named Me Malala
Mapplethorpe: Look At The Picture
What Happened, Miss Simone?

Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program
The Amazing Race
Deadliest Catch
Life Below Zero
Project Runway

Outstanding Commercial
Dear Peyton – Gatorade
Love Has No Labels – Ad Council
Marilyn – Snickers
Paper – Honda
Year In Search 2015 – Google

Outstanding Costumes For A Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series Or Movie
“Downton Abbey”
“Game Of Thrones”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
“Roots “

Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, Limited Series Or Movie
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“The Good Wife”
“Grace And Frankie”

Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Grease: Live”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Saturday Night Live”
”The Wiz Live!”

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari, “Master Of None”
Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley”
Mike Judge, “Silicon Valley”
Jill Soloway, “Transparent”
Dave Mandel, “Veep”
Chris Addison, “Veep”
Dale Stern, “Veep”

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Michael Engler, “Downton Abbey”
Miguel Sapochnik, “Game Of Thrones”
Jack Bender, “Game Of Thrones”
Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland”
Steven Soderbergh, “The Knick”
David Hollander, “Ray Donovan”

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
Jay Roach, “All The Way”
Noah Hawley, “Fargo”
Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager” | Interview
Ryan Murphy, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Anthony Hemingway, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
John Singleton, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
Ryan McFaul, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Paul Pennolino, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
Tim Mancinelli, “The Late Late Show With James Corden”
Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live”
Dave Diomedi, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
Beth McCarthy-Miller, “Adele Live In New York City”
Chris Rock, “Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo”
Louis J. Horvitz, “58th Grammy Awards”
Thomas Kail, Alex Rudzinski, “Grease: Live”
Glenn Weiss, “The Kennedy Center Honors”
Kahlil Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles Carter, “Lemonade”

Outstanding Directing For A Nonfiction Program
Matthew Heineman, “Cartel Land”
David Gelb, “Chef’s Table”
Davis Guggenheim, “He Named Me Malala”
Laura Ricciardi, Moira Demos, “Making A Murderer “
Liz Garbus, “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
Kelley Dixon, Chris McCaleb, “Better Call Saul”
Kelley Dixon, “Better Call Saul”
Tim Porter, ”Game Of Thrones”
Katie Weiland, “Game Of Thrones”
Leo Trombetta, “Narcos”

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
Kabir Akhtar, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Tim Roche, “Silicon Valley”
Brian Merken, “Silicon Valley”
Steven Rasch, “Veep”
Shawn Paper, “Veep”

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
Peter Chakos, “The Big Bang Theory”
Gina Sansom, “Horace And Pete”
Kris Trexler, “Last Man Standing”
Stephen Prime, “Mike & Molly”
Ben Bosse, “Mom”
Darryl Bates, “2 Broke Girls”

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Series Or Movie
Curtis Thurber, Skip Macdonald, “Fargo “
Skip Macdonald, “Fargo “
Adam Penn, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
C. Chi-Yoon Chung, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Stewart Schill, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming
“CONAN In Korea”
“Drunk History”
“Key & Peele”
”Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program
“Cartel Land”
“He Named Me Malala”
“Making A Murderer”
What Happened, Miss Simone?”

Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Or Competition Reality Program
“The Amazing Race”
“Shark Tank”
“The Voice”
“Who Do You Think You Are? ”

Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program
“Born This Way” (“Don’t Limit Me”)
“Born This Way” (“Up Syndrome”)
“Deadliest Catch”
“Naked And Afraid XL”
“Project Greenlight”

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
“Downton Abbey”
“Game Of Thrones”
“The Knick”
“Masters Of Sex”
“Penny Dreadful”

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Grease: Live”
“Key & Peele”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Wiz Live!”

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Limited Series Or Movie
“All The Way”
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Outstanding Interactive Program
“Game Of Thrones Main Titles 360 Experience”
“The Late Late Show With James Corden”
“Saturday Night Live Interactive Experience”
“Talking Dead Interactive Experience”

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series
“American Idol”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Saturday Night Live”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“The Voice”

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
“Adele Live In New York City”
“Grease: Live”
“The Oscars”
“Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show”
“The Wiz Live!”

Outstanding Main Title Design
“The Man In The High Castle”
“Marvel’s Jessica Jones”
“The Night Manager”

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
“Game Of Thrones”
“The Knick”
“Penny Dreadful”

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Grease: Live”
“Key & Peele”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Wiz Live!”

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
“Black Sails”
“Game Of Thrones”
“Marvel’s Daredevil”

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“The Night Manager”
“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Program (Single Or Multi-Camera)
“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”
“Cartel Land”
“He Named Me Malala”
“Making A Murderer”
“What Happened, Miss Simone?”

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
“Better Call Saul”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game Of Thrones”
“House Of Cards”
“Mr. Robot “
“Ray Donovan”

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie
“The Night Manager”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”
“True Detective”

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation
“Modern Family”
“Mozart In The Jungle”
“Silicon Valley”
“The Simpsons”

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
“Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton (Live From Lincoln Center)”
“Grease: Live”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
“The Oscars”
“The Voice”

Outstanding Makeup For A Limited Series Or Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
”All The Way”
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special
”All The Way”
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“Game Of Thrones”
“Penny Dreadful”
“The Walking Dead”

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
”Bates Motel”
”Chef’s Table”
”Minority Report”
”Mr. Robot”
“Penny Dreadful”

Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
All The Way”
”Jesse Stone: Lost In Paradise”
”The Night Manager”
”War & Peace”

Outstanding Music Direction
“Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton (Live From Lincoln Center)”
“Jazz At The White House”
“Sinatra: Voice For A Century (Live From Lincoln Center)”
“Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance At The White House”
“A Very Murray Christmas”

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” / Song Title: Settle For Me
“Empire” / Song Title: Good People
“Galavant” / Song Title: A New Season
“Garfunkel and Oates: Trying To Be Special” • Song Title: Frozen Lullaby
“The Hunting Ground” • Song Title: ‘Til It Happens To You

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
“Marvel’s Jessica Jones”
“The Night Manager”
“The Whispers”

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
“Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee“
“Jimmy Kimmel Live“
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver“
“The Late Late Show With James Corden“
“Real Time With Bill Maher“
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon“

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
“Documentary Now!“
“Drunk History“
“Inside Amy Schumer “
“Key & Peele“
“Saturday Night Live“

Outstanding Variety Special
“Adele Live In New York City“
“Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo“
“The Kennedy Center Honors“
“The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special“

Outstanding Special Class Program
“The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards”
“Grease: Live”
“The Oscars”
“Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show”
“69th Annual Tony Awards”

Outstanding Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
“Childrens Hospital“
“Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462“
“Hack Into Broad City“
“Her Story“
“UnREAL The Auditions“
“Epic Rap Battles Of History“
“Gay Of Thrones“
“Honest Trailers“
“Making A Scene With James Franco“
“Park Bench With Steve Buscemi“

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series
“Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story“
“Jay Leno’s Garage“
“National Endowment For The Arts: United States Of Arts“
“Roots: A New Vision“
“A Year In Space“

Outstanding Children’s Program
“Dog With A Blog“
“Girl Meets World“
“It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown!“
“Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Hello, I Must Be Going! 25 Years Of Nick News With Linda Ellerbee“
“School Of Rock“

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special
“Becoming Mike Nichols“
“Everything Is Copy“
“Listen To Me Marlon“
“Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures“
“What Happened, Miss Simone?“

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
“American Masters“
“Chef’s Table“
“Making A Murderer“
“The Seventies“
“Woman With Gloria Steinem“

Outstanding Informational Series Or Special
“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”
“Inside The Actors Studio”
“Star Talk With Neil deGrasse Tyson”
“The Story Of God With Morgan Freeman”

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking
“The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”
“Cartel Land”
“Jim: The James Foley Story”
“Racing Extinction”
“Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom”

Outstanding Structured Reality Program
“Antiques Roadshow”
“Lip Sync Battle”
“Shark Tank”
“Undercover Boss”

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
“Born This Way”
“Deadliest Catch”
“Gaycation With Ellen Page”
“Project Greenlight”
“United Shades Of America”

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Project Runway”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera)
“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown“
“Deadliest Catch“
“Making A Murderer“
“What Happened, Miss Simone?“

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
“Black Sails“
“Game Of Thrones“
“The Man In The High Castle“
“Penny Dreadful“

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role
“Better Call Saul“
“Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)“
“The Walking Dead“

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program
“Angie Tribeca“
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine“
“K.C. Undercover“
“Saturday Night Live“

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie
“The Blacklist“
“Game Of Thrones“
“Marvel’s Daredevil“
“Rush Hour“

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
“The Big Bang Theory“
“Dancing With The Stars“
“Jimmy Kimmel Live“
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver“
“Saturday Night Live“
“The Voice“

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special
“Adele Live In New York City“
“Grease: Live“
“The Oscars“
“69th Annual Tony Awards“
“The Wiz Live!“

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan, “Catastrophe“
Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang, “Master Of None”
Dan O’Keefe, “Silicon Valley”
Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley”
David Mandel, “Veep”
Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, “Veep “

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg, “The Americans“
Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey“
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, “Game Of Thrones“
Robert King, Michelle King, “The Good Wife“
Sam Esmail, “Mr. Robot“
Marti Noxon, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, “UnREAL“

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special
Bob DeLaurentis, “Fargo“
Noah Hawley, “Fargo“
David Farr, “The Night Manager“
Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story“
D.V. DeVincentis, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story“
Joe Robert Cole, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story“

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee“ | Video
“Inside Amy Schumer“
“Key & Peele“
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver“
“Saturday Night Live“

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
“Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo“
“John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid“
“Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping“
“Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted“
“Triumph’s Election Special 2016“

Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program
“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown“
“Everything Is Copy – Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted“
“Jackie Robinson“
“Making A Murderer“
“Walt Disney (American Experience)“

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Melaye Admits To Hurling Abusive Words At Tinubu’s Wife [Read Full Statement]

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Senator Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district, has finally admitted to using abusive and threatening words at Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the senator representing Lagos central, during the senate’s closed-door session on Tuesday.

READ ALSO: Melaye Blasts Sahara Reporters For Saying ‘He Threatened To Beat Up Tinubu’s Wife’

Melaye, however, said he was willing to apologise if he had wronged any individual in the matter.

“If there are instances that I am not a super human being, if there are instances where as a human being I have reacted negatively I am also ready to be apologetic about it. But in this particular instance, I have never mentioned anybody’s name, I never even used insolent languages.

In a press release, Melaye, said:

It is my sincere pleasure to address you this morning. It wouldn’t have been necessary to address you on the subject matter am about to address you on but it has become expedient that despite the fact what I am addressing you transpired in the executive session of the senate but because of the misinformation by people of inundinate ambition out there. It has not only become expedient but it has become very, very paramount that I address you on this subject matter.

On Tuesday, the 12th of July, we had an executive session to discuss basically on the issue of forgery case in court and when I stood up to address and I want to say that on my honour as a christian on my honour as a father and on the oath of my office as a senator of the federal Republic of Nigeria I am telling you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

I have never being a coward, I will not start an apprenticeship programme now on how to become a coward. Whatever I say anywhere I can boldly repeat everywhere. When I stood up and I made my submissions that day in the senate, all I did was to pacify my colleagues and asked that the case in court be withdrawn because already there is a resolution of the senate that the rules of the senate were not forged and since there was a resolution of the senate that the rules of the senate were not forged then I said all those who have gone to court should go and withdraw their names from court and that if at the end of the day those who refused to withdraw their names from court we should penalised them by suspending them, I said that. MelayeBut I did not use any insolent abusive degrading or mannerless language. So there was no reaction from any of our colleagues as regards my presentation.

After I spoke so many other senators spoke and I did not mention the name of any senators while I was making my presentation, unfortunately senator Oluremi Tinubu got up and was recognised to speak and immediately she started speaking she specifically mentioned my name even when in my presentation I did not mention anybody names I only appeal to the sensitivity of my colleagues and asked them to withdraw their case from court and reminded them already that there was a resolution of the senate that the rules were not forged. But because of reasons only known to senator Oluremi Tinubu she got up the first thing she said was that she’s being harrassed in this chamber by senator Melaye. I kept quite at that point, she went ahead to say that why will he come here and be threathening senators and there was a large chorus from senators how, when, where, senators reacted. At that point I was still very calm, she got up again and said that this thug must be tamed at that point I got up and I told her that she is very stupid. The next statement from her is that you are a dog.

She called me a dog and when she called me a dog I stood up and I reacted and I told her that this is not Bourdillon and that she should look at my face, I am not one of those senators who normally come to prostrate to them in Bourdillon. And I told her I am from Kogi State, I am not from Lagos State and that there would never be a day that I will come to you for political assistance. This were my words and she went on shouting dog, thug. I want to tell you gentlemen of the press for every reaction there must be an action. When I got up to address my colleagues she was not the only senators there. If I had used insolent language or foul languages you will know the type of senators we have they would have reacted and some of them would have even addressed you guys by now to say Dino insulted us. But because she acted in the manner she did not one seantor stood up in her defence when I was tongue lashing her.

Even the senators from Lagos was there, Ashafa was there he didn’t stand up fro his seat. It is not true that anybody circled her because there was no need to. I did not leave the spot where I was sitting I didn’t get up from my seat. So there wouldn’t have being anybody to but somehow she got falsehood sold to the saharareporters. Nobody amongst those of us who spoke there actually talked about impeachment. Infact the issue of the presidency or president was not the subject matter we were discussing on how the senate can also come together and solve the forgery case.

There wouldn’t have being any need to even discuss about Buhari or the Presidency but because of deliberate wickedness and satanic manifestations they brought in the issue of presidency to garnish their aim and purpose. Today, I read on the pages of newspaper that in Nation to be very precise that senator Borrofice calling me names. Unfortunately, this expatriate senator, absentee senator called senator Borrofice was not even in the Chamber and he has not being in the chamber for the past two months. He was not in the chamber, I was surprised maybe he has celestial powers to understand what happens in his absence. For him to open his gutter and pass insolent languages on me. I have never being a coward and I will never be, I fight my battles alone and I stand by it and there is nothing I say anywhere that I cannot repeat everywhere. If there are instances that I am not a super human being, if there are instances where as a human being I have reacted negatively I am also ready to be apologetic about it.

But in this particular instance, I have never mentioned anybody’s name, I never even used insolent languages but because they are here to heal from the wound of defeat of the election of the senate president and because of my key role in this exercise where she and her husband called me severally to appeal to me to backoff Saraki and I say I will not backoff Saraki, I will continue to support Saraki, Saraki is my brother, he is my friend and I will continue to support him and this will not change today, it will not change tomorrow, it will not change in this four years of our stay in the Senate. Every human being can have ambition, it is not a crime to be ambitious. saraki had the ambition of becoming a Senate president and God endorsed it, president Muhammadu Buhari is an ambitious person that is why he contested for the presidency four times before God answered him. I am an ambitious person, I event want to be president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria very soon. So it is not a crime to be ambitious. So if you go through the papers today there has been a lot of misinformation, a lot of lies, a lot of blackmail, planted stories just to discourage the person and personality of Dino Melaye but I want to assure everyone that I remain resolute in my compaternal convictions, I will continue to stand by the truth, I will continue to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, I will continue to be a voice to the voiceless and in reaction I heard that Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu said my political career has come to an end.

I want to say that Tinubu is no God. I fear only the God almighty, I fear no soul I only respect souls. So far my political journey to the House of Representatives and the Senate have no political, financial or moral contribution of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the God who has brought me this far is mighty, strong and enough to take me further, what God has given me no man can give and what God has given to me no man can take. I want to assure you that this is the true story of what transpired. It is falacious, malicious and a lie that I said I will impregnate Mrs Tinubu. Biologically it is even impossible to impregnate Mrs Tinubu because she has arrived menopause.

If you also look at that statement for those of us who are intellectually mobile, how can you say you want to beat somebody and at the same time you want to impregnate the person if you juxtapose the two is there any correlation, does it make any logical sense. So, when they planted this falsehood they did not think deeply. I want to say that I will continue to uphold the culture the tradition, the values of the Kogi West Senatorial district and I will not abuse it. But it is absurd for a woman to look for her colleague and call him a thug and a dog when he has not personally addressed you. unfortunately I did not have the anointing to be quite when you are being insulted I replied accordingly.

I repeat there is no reaction without an action. If she did not call me a dog or a thug there is no way I would have responded. I responded I have no regrets for responding and defending my person and if tomorrow or in the next 1hour, Senator Tinubu again called me any name I shall equally respond accordingly.

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Ranieri: Kante’s Future Is In His Hands

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Claudio Ranieri is stressing that N’golo Kante’s future is in his hands. With reports of a move to Chelsea emerging.

The France midfielder was a key player for Leicester as they claimed the EPL. Which has sparked up interest from other clubs.

And while the champions are confidential of keeping him. He is still tempted by offers from other club.

“We offered Kante a new deal before he went to the Euros,” Ranieri told reporters. “Now I know there are a lot of big teams interested.

“His future is in his hands.”

The France international’s existing contract with Leicester is due to expire in 2019.

Leicester previously managed to convince Jamie Vardy to snub a move to Arsenal in favour of a new deal at the King Power Stadium.

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Obama’s Middle East Misadventure And The Rise Of Radical Islam – Majeed Dahiru

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Obama’s Middle East Misadventure And The Rise Of Radical Islam

The Obama administration’s foreign policy in the Middle East has contributed immensely to the rise of radical Islam and worldwide jihadist movements. His policy of appeasement and compromise, which is characterised by hesitation, indecision and contradiction, has only succeeded in further complicating the already complex situation of the predominantly restive Muslim Middle East region.

This piece was written by Majeed Dahiru. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

Historical Fault Lines

This historic region is fraught with deep fault lines along religious and racial divides. The root of the three leading monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam is traceable to the region. These differences have often times found expression in economic and political struggle, with conflicts and wars as consequences. The region has witnessed bloodshed and massive loss of lives over several centuries. The Middle East region is richly blessed with oil mineral resources which have attracted a lot of foreign interest, particularly from the Western powers of Europe and the United States of America. In order to have access to the oil mineral resources of the region, estimated at 266 billion barrels of proven reserves of crude oil, Western powers have often applied a realist foreign policy in the region, which has left a deep feeling of suspicion and mistrust on the part of the predominantly Muslim population against the predominantly Judeo-Christian Western nations.

The Palestine-Israeli Conflict

President Barack Obama’s greatest foreign policy misadventure in the Middle East has been his inability to move the Arab-Israeli peace process forward. Due to his irregular policy initiative, the peace process has collapsed almost completely.

Palestinians have been reduced to a fully subjugated people and their territories occupied, with the rapid expansion of illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which constitutes a clear violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, leaving the Palestinian people without any hope for statehood. His inability to carry out, conclusively, a fundamental shift from the traditional Washington-Tel Aviv foreign policy with the aim of a quicker and amicable settlement and final resolution of the Palestinian issue, in line with his initial intention, has only succeeded in reducing the people of Palestine to hopelessness, while also alienating the Israelis who are traditionally the most trusted ally of the US in the region.

Consequently, the United States has lost its leadership role in the Middle East and a very defiant Israeli government might, under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been unleashed unchecked on the Palestinian people. Currently, over 380,000 Israelis are living in the occupied West Bank with another 375,000 living in East Jerusalem. The Israel-Palestine crisis is a major source of the hate doctrine and radicalisation against the West, because it feeds the emotion and sentiment of a Judeo-Christian Western conspiracy against Muslims. The earlier the peace process is back on track and quickly perfected, the sooner the wind of radicalisation will wane and the World will become a more peaceful place. The failure of the entire international community, led by Europe and the United states, to peacefully resolve this ugly situation it partly created and bring to an end the human tragedy that is Palestine today, has deepened the animosity against the Judeo-Christian West throughout the Muslim world. This situation, more than any, has provided ideological weapons for radical Islam. However, President Barack Obama has only left the people of this region hopeless by his non-decisive and lack of clear leadership approach to the issues.

The Obama Complication

Senator Barack Obama got elected as the president of the United States in 2008, on the promise of CHANGE. As a senator, from Illinois, Chicago, he opposed the invasion of and war in Iraq. This narrative resounded well before the American people who were war weary and clearly disenchanted. The war, from the beginning, was unpopular both at home and abroad. Approximately 60 percent of Americans opposed the war based on the fact that the premise for war was false. Saddam Hussein was alleged to be in possession of weapons of mass destruction. However, several independent and credible sources rightly disputed this claim. The war in Iraq further strained the already frosty relationship between the United States and the Muslim world.

President Obama proposed a new approach to the American-Middle East relations, which would be based on mutual respect and cooperation aimed at assuaging the feeling of suspicion that has existed between both peoples. He quickly set a time-table for a phased withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq and faithfully attempted to implement it. President Obama has since been steadfast in his no boots on the ground policy. He showed enthusiasm for a quick and just resolution of the Israeli-Arab peace process and consistently pushed for a two state solution along the 1967 line of armistice, living harmoniously and peacefully, side by side. This show of tactical deviation from Washington establishment foreign policy, earned him praise and accolades worldwide and particularly from the Muslim world. He was awarded, early in his administration, the Nobel Peace Prize in clear appreciation of his peace efforts.

However, the Nobel Peace Prize proved to be his greatest undoing. As a recipient of the distinguished award, he tried hard to live true to his reputation and, in the process, his duties as the Commander in Chief of the World’s most powerful nation has suffered greatly. In pursuit of peace, he has allowed both the state and non-state actors to take the advantage of his pacifist policies to undermine vital US strategic security and economic interests. Severally, he failed to act quickly and decisively, to arrest the situation the region found itself in. His hurried withdrawal of troops from Iraq and his no boots on the ground policy were taken too far and have proved to be a tactical military mistake.

Bush and the Iraqi Question

For the records, the invasion and war in Iraq in March 2003 (Operation Enduring Freedom) was and remains unjustifiable. The war was believed to be a personal project of vendetta of President George Bush, backed by the Republican power establishment. A war based on false intelligence on the possession of weapons of mass destruction remains one of the greatest foreign policy blunders of the United States of America in modern times.

However, that President George Bush fought a wrong war does not mean that President Barack Obama should not fight the right war and save the world from forces of destabilisation. The United States has a tradition of standing up to defend oppressed people everywhere in the world. This great nation has, time without number, sacrificed for others to live. If President Franklin Delano Roosevelt wasn’t decisive during the Second World War, and refused to put boots on the ground, the consequence of a Hitler dominated world could better be imagined. If President Bill Clinton did not swiftly intervene in the Balkans, many more Muslim Bosnians would have been slaughtered.

Political Islam In the Mix

Another contentious issue that has contributed to the rise of violent and radical Islamic movements is the inability of political Islam to find space and expression through a democratic process. Political Islam is a system wherein aspirations by Muslims to be governed by Islamic law, the sharia, can be achieved through an electoral and people-centered democratic process. To an average Muslim, Sharia law is the answer to all human problems. A utopia of some sort. It is believed to be a divine law, infallible and without which, its total application, one’s faith as a Muslim is considered incomplete. These are the reasons why Islamist groups enjoy mass appeal and legitimacy among a broad section of Muslims. A good example of a democratic Muslim country is the Islamic Republic of Iran. However, it is regrettable to note that Western powers have often conspired with their traditional allies in the region to frustrate political Islam out of the fear of having a radical regime at the head of a legitimate state. Recall that the Front for Islamic Salvation (FIS), an Islamist party was set to take power through a free and fair democratic process in Algeria in 1990, but the elections were cancelled and a coup by the military ended the entire process. This began a prolonged armed conflict which claimed thousands of lives. Several years later in 2005 when Hamas was overwhelmingly elected by the Palestinian people, the western world refused to recognise or negotiate with the Islamist party, despite being democratically elected. When Islamic rule cannot be achieved through a peaceful democratic process, the only other option will be to resort to violent agitation and radical jihadist movements.

Violent crackdowns and brutal suppression of Islamic political groups like the Muslim brotherhood, have given rise to radical and violent Islam as an alternative. A people have the right to be governed by whatever form of government they wish.

The Coup In Egypt

Recently, President Barack Obama stood by and allowed a Muslim Brotherhood government that was freely elected to be overthrown through a military coup in Egypt. Leadership and membership of the Justice and Freedom Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, were hounded, humiliated and jailed, with the party itself proscribed. The Muslim Brotherhood is the most influential political Islamic movement in the whole of Arabia.

The destruction of this movement has unleashed an army of radicalised Muslims whose beliefs and aspirations couldn’t find expression in a democratic process and have resorted to violent agitations because it has become evident to them that Islam is not compatible with popular democracy. The Egyptian experience further exposed the hypocrisy and contradiction of the Obama foreign policy initiative. A dictator has replaced a dictator in Egypt in a clear reversal of the democratic gains ushered in by the Arab Spring.

President Obama should have prevented the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt and allow the democratic process to endure because Islam is very consistent and compatible with democracy. The fall of political Islam in the World’s most significant Muslim country has given rise to violent and radical Islam as the only alternative because it has reinforced the widely held belief in the Muslim world that the West is fighting Islam.

Syria and the Sunni-Shia War

The civil war in Syria and conflicts in Iraq and other parts of the Levant, are largely proxy wars between the Sunni power block, led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shia power block led by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Following the invasion of Iraq by the US and its coalition partners in 2003 and the fall of the Arab Sunni regime of Saddam Hussain and the subsequent rise to power of a Shia regime under the leadership of Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, an insurgency arose from some Sunni groups who were dissatisfied with the new arrangements. Sunni Iraqis largely felt marginalised and oppressed under the new Shia leadership. The militant jihadist organisation known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was a major participant in the Iraqi insurgency. The group was originally founded in 1999 by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian, under the acronym of Jamaat al-Taw id wa-al-Jihad (the organisation of monotheism and jihad). In 2004, about the time of the beginning of the Iraqi insurgency, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi pledged alliance to al-Qaeda and the group became known as AL-Qaeda in Iraq and carried out massive insurgency activities against the US occupation forces and their Shia regime ally in Baghdad.

Following the outbreak of conflicts in Syria, the group was revitalised and metamorphosed into ISIL, which has become a major fighting force against the Iranian backed Shia regime of Bashar al-Assad. The group also made a strong attempt towards Baghdad to remove the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a Shia who was having a serious political struggle with the Sunni leadership of Iraq. It will be observed that this group is most active in countries with Iranian backed Shia governments, Iraq and Syria. This group which is currently led by Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi is enjoying legitimacy among some Sunni Arabs and non-Arabs alike because of the theological differences between the two sectarian divides.

The Iran US Nuclear Deal

The Obama administration through some of its policies in the Middle East, particularly towards Iran, has alienated its traditional Sunni allies in the region, especially Saudi Arabia. The nuclear deal with Iran is one of such policies. It is unclear how the deal will prevent Iran from becoming nuclear armed because the interpretation of the deal in Tehran is different from the Washington narrative, with each side claiming victory for its national security interests, which are known to be diametrically opposite fundamentally. This has created unease in the region on the side of Sunni Arab regimes. The thought of any attempt to tilt the balance of power in favour of Iran in the region is precipitating more crises. The timing was also not very good. Iran is the champion of Shia Islam. It exports both political and radical Shia Islam which threatens the power base of Sunni regimes in the region, particularly Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf countries. The power struggle between these two regional rivals—Saudi and Iran, has escalated into proxy wars at different theatres throughout the volatile region.

The al-Assad Regime and Obama

Another clear failure of the Obama policy is its inability to end the civil war in Syria. This Levantine space is a majority Sunni Muslim country that is however ruled by the Assad family from the minority Allawi Shia community. The ruling dynasty was founded by Hafez Assad, when he became the president of Syria in 1972. He was succeeded upon his death in June 2000 by his son, Bashar al-Assad. However, the continuous stay of Bashar al-Assad in power is counterproductive to achieving lasting peace in the region. The al-Assad regime has crossed every red line set by President Obama. He has used chemical weapons, barrel bombs and indiscriminate air bombardment of civilian targets, including women and children. Yet, each time, President Obama has refused to act decisively. He has refused to impose a no fly zone on al-Assad and degrade his airpower. Rather he has only ordered a targeted airstrike on the Sunni insurgent group, ISIL. This is why ISIL has expanded its activities beyond their traditional aim of confronting Iranian backed Shia regimes in the Middle East to a global jihad against the West. They see the West as collaborating with their enemies.

This largely explains the efficiency of the radicalisation mechanisms of the world’s deadliest terror group and their ability to rapidly recruit members from every part of the globe. The regime of al-Assad should give way in Syria as a starting point for lasting peace. To end the scourge of ISIL and other terror groups, Syria must be freed from Assad and given back to the people of Syria through a transparent and just democratic process. A democratic process will afford the world another opportunity to test the viability of political Islam and reduce the propensity for radical jihadist movements as alternatives to achieving Islamic rule.

Majeed Dahiru, a public affairs analyst, writes from Abuja and can be reached through dahirumajeed@gmail.com.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Conte: Terry Will Always Be Captain

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Antonio Conte has revealed the importance of John Terry, and states he will remain captain at Chelsea.

The new manager was asked how important the defender was to his first team set up. And the Italian named him his captain.

John Terrt signed a new one year contract after Conte was confirmed as manager at the club.

“John Terry signed a contract as a player, not as a different role,” he told reporters.

“He’s the captain of this team and a great player, with great personality and great charisma. I want to speak with him because he knows the club and the right spirit for the club.

“For me he is an important player. All the players know that I see the pitch during training to choose my starting eleven.

“John Terry is captain, when he plays and when he doesn’t play. He is the captain always.”

Conte also confirmed his involvement in Terry being handed another contract extension, which was reported at the time to involve a heavy reduction in salary.

He added: “John Terry is an important player for me, for the fans, for the club. We made all the decisions together, I’m very pleased he signed a new deal with Chelsea.

“I spoke with him on different occasions, the most important thing was when John signed he was very happy.”

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Raul: At Madrid, There’s Life After Ronaldo

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Los Blancos legend, Raul is confident in the fact that Real Madrid will survive after Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese star has been the main man for Madrid since joining from Manchester United in 2009.

Nevertheless, Raul is confident the Spanish giants are not overly reliant on the Portugal captain.

“There is definitely life after Ronaldo,” Raul told AS. “What Cristiano has been doing is huge, but Madrid have a great team with players who can still offer more. The important things is that they keep working as a unit.

“Cristiano has been the top scorer for the last seven seasons or so. Nobody expected him to perform like this, he has an incredible desire to meet his objectives and keep working.

“I have a good relationship with him. And there is a mutual admiration. It’s a shame that we played together for just one year, but it was an important year and we had a connection.”

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Conte Ready To Fire On With Chelsea

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Antonio Conte has stated he intends to turn Chelsea into a blazing inferno. He said this the moment he took over as manager.

The Italian manager was introduced to the press, for the first time on Thursday. He was appointed Mourinho’s successor.

Chelsea finished 10th on the table, their worst finish following a title defence. And Mourinho lost his job in the process.

They will now aim to return to the summit of the table under Conte in a season in which Pep Guardiola also arrives in the English top flight and Mourinho takes charge at Manchester United.

“First and foremost, I felt very emotional about coming to Chelsea and it feels incredible,” Conte told reporters.

“I am aware the league will be very competitive and I hope the winners of the Premier League next season deserve it.

“I think we’re underrated but I hope we can surprise people. I hope there is a small flame flickering that can grow into a blazing inferno.”

While admitting that the title race will be demanding, Conte set qualifying for the Champions League as a minimum target for his team.

“The fans need to find a team ready to fight until the end, and to compete with the other teams,” he added.

“Then, I know, that there is only one team who wins the title. But we must stay there at the end of the season, to fight for the title and be there for the Champions League.

“Chelsea belongs in the Champions League, and we must stay there.”

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Bobbi Brown Spearheads Special “Be Who You Are” Campaign For Its 25th anniversary

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Bobbi Brown spearheads a special campaign tagged  “Be Who You Are” for its twenty-fifth anniversary.

The beauty cosmetics brand that has catered to practically every female celebrity on the planet since its existence and has honored women with its beautiful and extensive range of beauty products introduced its new campaign to celebrate every woman who has ever used the Bobbi Brown brand over the past two and a half decades.

The “Be Who You Are” campaign featured a diverse mix of both models and non-models wearing natural makeup looks.

A statement from the brand said, “we believe a woman is most beautiful — and more importantly most confident — when she looks and feels like herself.”

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Bobbi Brown celebrates its 25 year anniversary with new “Be Who You Are” campaign

After she launched her line in 1991, Bobbi Brown started with lipsticks, she only began making foundations due to a creative stunt which turned out amazing.

She said, “As a makeup artist I would be on set and it was really difficult finding foundations that actually matched the models’ skin.”

“Most of the foundation back then didn’t work. It was paint, it was artificial, and so for models who were black or any kind of mixed race, it was impossible.”

“When I launched the brand, I knew that I wanted any woman who needed foundation to be able to find it at my counter.”

“Even if it’s a lower selling shade, I still won’t get rid of it.”

“I think that probably, a lot of the other competitive brands might look at things based on numbers and what is profitable.”

“I look at the numbers, sure, but I ultimately make my decision based on need from my customers.”

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Bobbi Brown celebrates women of every shade

Bobbi Brown disclosed she loved the art of no-makeup makeup as she used models who are “great beauty role models, on the inside and out.”

She said her goal was to help every woman in finding the right color for her skin and makes her look as close to her natural beauty as possible.

“Finding colors that are right for your skin and makes you look natural are what enhance your own natural beauty” – Bobbi Brown.

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Should Parents Kiss Their Children On The Lips? Victoria Beckham Whipped For Kissing Her Daughter

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Victoria Beckham was whipped for kissing her five-year-old daughter, Harper Beckham, on the lips.

In a snap shared for the tot’s five-year-old birthday, the image depicted the former Spice girl planting a kiss or rather a peck on her daughter’s mouth while in a pool, with the caption, “Happy Birthday baby girl 🙏🏻💕 We all love you so much 💜💜💜 X… kisses from mummy.”

The image seemed to offend some as the comments opined it was wrong for her to kiss her own daughter on the lips.

While some had sexual undercurrents as to their reason for rejecting the image, others were more health conscious, considering adults have more dirt and bacteria in their mouth compared to kids.

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Victoria Beckham backlashed for kissing her own daughter

One comment she got read, “Eww sorry I’m old fashioned it looks like they making out.”

Just as yet another wrote, “A lot of kids get cold sores from their parents kissing them on the mouth.”

And yet another stated, “It is strange to kiss your parents on the lips. Stop saying to other people it isn’t if they think it is because guess what they aren’t the only one.”

While Victoria Beckham was getting shaded, her husband David Beckham got more favorable response with his own birthday shot of his daughter.

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David Beckham’s photograph seemed more favorable

One user said about Victoria’s photograph while praising the father. “Horrible pic. David Beckham’s birthday pic is much nicer and a lot less controversial than this.”

Read the opinion of users who came to Mrs Beckham’s defense.

  • gillybblue – Disgusting that people are making this out to be bad the only thing that is sick is the people that even think this is bad. Its a mummy kissing her little baby girl. Its beautiful VB ignore the sick minded people.
  • laurena1989What a sad time to live in when a mother can be ridiculed for giving her daughter a kiss! Beautiful photo ❤️
  • celdivisioni never kiss my kids on the lips, but that’s because kids mouths are disgusting, always sticky and crumb infested….if you can bear to kiss someone on the lips, it has to be a great bonding experience…
  • joannapillin Omg what is wrong with people?? The people thinking it’s wrong now there the ones that need there heads checking because they are the ones thinking it’s more than what it is! Normal people just see a mother giving her daughter a kiss! Fucked up people read more into it!!
  • kat_1984_I will never understand how some people, can take such an amazing show of love for your own child, and twist it into something ugly!! This is a beautiful photo 💕💕
  • amysu340Why does anybody even care?? It’s a mother and her daughter. People should just leave them be instead of being so bloody judgemental. Other mothers do far worse to kids but because they aren’t “famous” nobody has anything to say about it.

The question remains, Should parents kiss their kids on the lips? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Sofia Vergara Wants To Drink From The Elixir Of Life As She Does Not Want To Age

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Sofia Vergara turned 44 on Sunday, (July, 10) and the sexy actress confessed that the notion of ageing made her unhappy but she was accepting it.

Like she has a choice. Lol.

Her birthday wish, asides from drinking from the elixir of life was to have good health both for herself and her family.

She said, “I just wish health, most importantly my family’s health. And to be doing well in Modern Family and my work”

Vergara revealed she wanted people to appreciate her craft as she loved her job and always gave it her best.

“I like working and feeling useful,” the sultry Latina divulged.

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Sofia Vergara does not want to age

Sofia  just launched her newest and third fragrance Tempting, which she described as an aroma for “being sexy and feeling sexy,” with the help of Beautycon Media.

She had previously launched two perfumes, Sofia and Love, in the past two years.

Beautycon Media, held a massive convention in L.A to host celebrities, makeup artists, designers, beauty bloggers  and makeup moguls.

Read: Lupita Nyong’O, Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello & More Attend The Premiere Of Star Wars

She said of the event, “I thought it was a great opportunity to launch the perfume because all the eyes right now are looking at Beautycon.”

“It’s such an important event. I thought it was perfect. It’s great to see the acceptance and the excitement of the people when a product like this comes out.”

“It’s a good way to measure what’s going to happen with it.”

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Vergara launched her third fragrance line

Vergara disclosed the difficulties in maintaining standards people expected of not just her, but women in general.

She said, “I think it’s so hard, not just for me, but for every woman.” 

“Now with the social media and all the craziness

with the Internet you see how women look everywhere in the world. It’s very overwhelming.”

“It’s like, ‘Oh, I should exercise more. Should I eat less? Should I cook more greens? Should I put more makeup on?,” she sallied.

The Modern Family star said she advised her 22-year-old niece to avoid competing with anyone rather she should be the best, sexiest and most beautiful version of herself.

Great advice. She does look hot at forty-four though.

Read: Sofia Vergara & Joe Manganiello Are Married! See Photos From Their Fairytale Wedding

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#TaylorSwiftIsOverParty: Twitter Roasts Taylor Swift After Calvin Harris Shade

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Taylor Swift has courted the scorn of her fans as they attempt to bury her with the trend #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty.

She – through her management – revealed herself to be the writer of Calvin Harris’s song with Rihanna, This Is What We Came For, which she had penned down under a pseudonym, Nils Sjoberg.

After the identity of the real writer of the song went public, the DJ and ex-love of Swift shared a series of tweets which described how she wrote the lyrics and voiced a bit of the song while he wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals.

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Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift in #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty

Harris was disappointed she went to the press to reveal she was the original writer seeing as Swift hadn’t wanted anyone to know she was the writer, hence the alter-ego-title.

This made him to accuse her of being bored seeing as she was off tour and needed something “new to bury like Katy ETC but I’m not that guy, sorry. I won’t allow it.”

Harris refused to be buried by Taylor.

What do they say about digging two graves when you’re on a revenge mission?

#TaylorSwiftIsOverParty Taylor just invited herself to her own party… or maybe funeral.

In his tweet, the famous DJ was referencing her long-standing feud with Katy Perry whom she accused of stealing her dancers and her twitter drama with Nicki Minaj over Anaconda video.

Also add the most recent one with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian where she denied approving a controversial lyric.

During a GQ interview, Kim said Taylor lied about approving Kanye West’s use of a controversial lyric in private in order to play the victim.

“She totally approved that. She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t.” Kim said.

“I swear, my husband gets so much s*** for things when he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.”

Basically, Kanye called Swift to get her approval to call her a bitch and rap about sleeping with her before and that he could do it again ie sleep with her again.

Step into the scene, is Katy Perry, with a 2015 retweet of a “Time, the ultimate truth teller” post and social media caught fire with everyone against Swift.

All these adds up to what has made fans detest Taylor, birthing the trend #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty to destroy the singer as many have called her a lying, deceptive and manipulative person.

Well, by tomorrow she’ll probably release a song which will make us all forget about why we were mad at her in the first place.

Or it just might be real and Taylor might have buried herself by herself.

Peep The Most Hilarious #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty Twitter Memes below:

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Prince Harry Takes HIV Test On Facebook Live, And He Is Just As Nervous As Every First Timer

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Prince Harry decided to show everyone just how not-so-easy it is for even a royal to get tested for HIV. Thou Shalt Not Fear.

The 31-year-old took the test which was broadcasted live on Facebook, Thursday morning, (July, 14) at a Burrell Street Sexual Health Centre, London clinic.

Harry said he took the test to de-stigmatize and raise awareness on how easy it is for a person to get tested and know their status.

Using the finger-prick test, the royalty nervously sat down, got pricked, and got his negative result in a space of minutes, all the while broadcasting it on the royal family’s Facebook page.

Read: It’s A Royal Photobomb! Prince Harry Gets Goofy In Winnie Harlow’s Snapshot

He admitted his nervousness to Robert Palmer, a psycho-sexual counselor, who was helping Harry with the process.

The Prince confessed, “Even being the person I am and knowing the type of people I’m around, I’m still nervous. Which is interesting.”

In the video, Palmer asked him to relax as he slightly pricked him, the prince can be heard saying, “Weirdly, that didn’t even hurt.”

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Prince Harry nervously gets tested for HIV on Facebook Live

The test result usually comes in a single blue dot for negative, and two spots for a positive result.

As he waited for to know his status, the Prince asked what the biggest fear was for those who came in to get tested at which Palmer replied it was the fear of the unknown.

Palmer said, “not knowing. more than anything else. It’s our job to let people know about their help and make sure we keep people well and healthy.”

His results came back and he was informed it was non-reactive, that’s negative in basic English.

Read: Oh Royal! The Obamas Accept Prince Harry’s Invictus Games Challenge

The Prince stated that if it had come back with two dots i.e him being positive, well the conversation would be different.

The delighted Prince acted just how anyone who didn’t know their status but just found out they are negative would, he shifted from nervous to confident.

Speaking for the sake of those watching back home Prince Harry said he appreciated getting tested as it was a “life-changing moment” for him.

Have you gotten tested for HIV lately?

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Here comes Boom Player : Your Go-To App for Everything Music!

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TECNO Mobile, the leading brand in technology and innovation across Africa, presents Boom Player – a music service app that aims to create a sustainable digital music ecosystem for African content creators and providers.

Boom Player is developed in line with TECNO’s mission to allow users EXPERIENCE MORE by providing an avenue to enjoy seamless entertainment.

Our passion for music and art motivated us to create this beautiful app and the numbers have been amazing even though the app is still in beta phase’ said Oye Akideinde, General Manager of the TECNO Mobile Apps Department. ‘We have heard the cries of content creators concerning the lack of transparency of music distribution platforms and this is one problem that we have been able to tackle with our Content Management System, which gives content creators direct access to real-time and accurate analytics at any time of the day. Boom Player will bring fans closer to artistes and music they love with its user friendliness and share-ability, alongside other amazing features such as the ability for users to win coins to purchase content,’ he continued.

Boom Player comes pre-loaded on all TECNO android devices and is now available on Google Play and Palm Play stores for other android users to experience.

Boom Player: Discover Music
Boom Player is a complete streaming and download app that gives you a 360 experience with music, videos and pre-set music radio stations, amongst other outstanding features available on the go at your fingertips. Your local music now lives alongside hundreds of thousands of songs available on the Boom Player. You can stream, download, share, create playlists or just pick any playlist, carefully curated by our content specialists to listen to depending your mood.

Charts: Discover the latest and best new music from your favourite artistes with ease. Get to know what everyone is listening to and downloading. The hottest music is in here.

Recommended: Get carefully selected recommendations curated by our experienced editors.

Videos: Watch music videos, comedy skits, interviews and more from your best-loved artistes and comedians.

Albums: Play and download your favourite albums, anytime, anywhere.

Artists: Browse through musical content from well over 5,000 artistes.

Genres: From Afro-pop to Gospel to Reggae and others; whatever genre of music you love, we’ve got you.

Moods: Enjoy music suited for your current mood and state of mind.

Boom Player: Preset Music Radio Stations
So you have music radio stations you love but why bother remembering the frequency when you can easily search Boom Player’s list of preset music radio stations and click on it to listen. Boom Player has the best music radio stations across Africa already preset on it, you can search by location or better yet, type in the name of the radio station to listen to your favorite music radio stations. This service requires no Internet usage – all you need to do is plug in your earphones.

Boom Player: Love, Comment and Share
Your opinion matters and you can have your say on any artistes’ body of work by typing a comment or even using a smiley. It is also an incredible way for artistes and fans to interact – when you leave a comment, an artist or another fan can reply to you directly. You can share via Twitter, Facebook or copy the URL to send to friends.

Boom Player: Daily Lucky Draw
How lucky are you? You can find out daily on Boom Player with the lucky draw feature, which allows you win free coins everyday that can be used to purchase any music/video you choose. This is only available to TECNO users.

Boom Player: Message
The message inbox will keep you up-to-date with new releases. You will always be the first to know when there’s new content from your favourite artist and more information on what’s happening in the music industry.

Boom Player: Lyrics
Sing along and do a mini-karaoke with your friends as the music plays.

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Subscribe and pay for music downloads using your airtime or bankcard.

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With an active subscription, you are able to download your favourite songs and videos for offline play. Content downloaded for offline play will require no data for consumption.

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NIS Threatens ‘Contravening’ Jonathan’s Ministers With Jail Term

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has threatened that ministers or top officialswho served under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure – could get a two-year jail term if they fail to submit their diplomatic passports.

The decision was in line with a directive issued to the NIS from the Nigerian government that all federal, state and local government institutions and agencies to henceforth include the return of diplomatic passports as part of the conditions for the payment of retirement and severance benefits.

The comptroller-general of the NIS, Mohammed Babandede, in an interview with The Punch Newspaper on Wednesday said that although some officials have started to return their diplomatic passports, others are still using it.

He warned that if the former ministers and other officials fail to return their diplomatic passports, they might go to jail.

He said: “Following the reluctance of some former office-holders to return their diplomatic passports, I wrote to the Presidency and proposed that we could take certain measures to compel those who are not entitled to the diplomatic passports to return them.

“The NIS has received approval to write to federal, state and   local government institutions to henceforth include the return of this government document as some of the things to return before  payment of retirement benefits.

“If you are a senator or member of the House of Representatives, before you finish your tenure, there is something that is called severance benefits and before you collect the benefits, you must return your diplomatic passport.

“Also, you cannot cross the border with the diplomatic passport whether going or coming if you are not entitled to it, we will collect it. The best I can do for you is to give you photocopy of the passport or a letter that I have confiscated the passport.”

The NIS boss said he once warned a former minister whose name he did not mention, that he could get two years jail term for refusing to surrender his diplomatic passport.

“The next thing we will do is to go from house to house to collect it. It is an offense. I told a former minister that it is an offense for you to hold a (diplomatic) passport when you don’t deserve it . It attracts two years jail term; will soon begin to catch defaulters.  People have started returning a lot of the passports,” he said.

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Ferguson Calls Ronaldo The Best Player Of His Generation

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Sir Alex Ferguson has something to say about Cristiano Ronaldo. And it is calling him the best player of this generation.

The former Man United manager, was on hand to see his former ward finally get some success on the international scene.

And Ferguson insists that Ronaldo’s work rate and hunger plays a key role. And the 74-year-old believes that’s what sets him apart.

“He has an incredible desire for football, Cristiano is looking forward to each workout. He always wants to be better, to win. He especially loves these big games,” Ferguson told Bild.

“During my time at Manchester United, Cristiano was the player who developed the most. Through much hard work.

“He constantly worked on his shooting technique, with the right, left, his heading ability, his bounce.

“His performance improvement is incredible. And what is remarkable, today’s football is so athletic, so fast.
“Usually top players can only play for about five or six years at the highest level, then it’s over. Cristiano has been doing this for over 10 years. That makes him so exceptional.

“Every generation has its special footballer, Cristiano is currently.”

Ronaldo was forced off with an anterior cruciate ligament injury as Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 to win the Euros at the Stade de France.

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LEAK: Sarkodie ft Eva Alordiah – Long Tin

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Here’s an unreleased song titled ‘Long Tin‘ by Ghanian heavyweight rap prodigy, Sarkodie featuring Nigeria’s most explicit female rapper Eva Alordiah.

“Sarkodie“, spits fire, whilst explaining how he gives to charity; and Eva Alordiah on the other hand, let loose of her eroctic side.

READ ALSO: “Sarkodie“ – Kanta (Panda Refix)

Good delivery from both acts. I hope the final cut of the song is released soon.

ICYMI: Eva Alordiah Turns Erotic Writer — See Excerpts From Her New Book!

PS: Got the song via mail from an unknown email address some hours back. And, after a listening to it several times, keeping the song to myself wasn’t an option.

Download and listen to mp3 of Long Tin by Sarkodie feat. Eva Alordiah below.

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G-Unit Rapper, Young Buck Says, “I Have The Right To Shoot Crooked Cops”

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Young Buck  released a very anti-police new song titled The Get Back and on it he bluntly called for “niggas” to fight fire with fire. 

The rapper who is signed to 50 Cent’s G-Unit group rapped about shooting crooked cops, and the five-hundred-and-fifty-eight racially incited murders of black people by white cops in 2016.

In an interview, Wednesday, (July, 13) The G-unit rapper attempted to clarify his bold expressions on the track.

Buck said, “I do feel like just us as people, we do got the right to be able to protect our lives from those crooked police officers that feel like they got the right to come take your innocent life.”

“Black or white. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.” 

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Young Buck says “Fuck The Police” in new anti-police song

While he expressed sympathy for the five police officers who lost their lives at the Dallas shooting last week, he was adamant about black people being armed to protect themselves.

“My condolences go out to the lives that was lost in Dallas,” Young Buck said.

“But I do feel like we have the right to protect our lives. Look at this way. For 400 years, back and forth, we’ve been having racial issues or what not,” he added.

Read a snippet of The Get Back lyrics 

Good morning, I woke up smelling gun powder, call this their black power, eleven bodies in four hours, five hundred and fifty eight already died though in 2016 gunned down by a five-o.

I don’t wrote some of this shit down, (sic), truthfully, I don lost my passport, I supposed to be in Switzerland.

50 doesn’t even know about this but I know he listening Since I missed the show, I figure I’ll get high right now.

Make this niggas load up and go kill a cop right now. So any rapper putting anything got knocked right now. Imma do this for the Mike Brown’s and Trayvon’s and the Sandrew’s.

Imma show you I like to say shit make police out of examples.

I just see some killers get some get back. I tried to tell this police that we with that. I just see some gangstars get some get back. I tried to tell this police that we with that.

Probably get this shooting like I did that, I tried to tell them that this blood niggas with that. I just see some cribs get some get back, I’m just tryna tell Obama that we with that”

Sometimes you know, you gatta fight fire with fire, You just gatta do what you gatta do. Do the math my nigga, I know, I know this shit seem crazy but it is crazy.

Thug’n with a conscience though. Fuck the police. I know you turned to a motherfucker, when they are already turning on you. It is what it is. Fuck with me.

Listen to the full song here:

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BREAKING: Reps Postpones Sex Scandal Hearing

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The House of Representatives has postponed the ongoing sex scandal hearing of three of its lawmakers scheduled to hold on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

The 3 lawmakers were accused of alleged sexual misconduct while on an official assignment in Cleveland, USA in April this year.

The 3 lawmakers were accused of alleged sexual misconduct while on an official assignment in Cleveland, USA in April this year.

The postponement, it was learnt, was as a result of the absence of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Geoffery Onyeama.

READ ALSO: Alleged Sexual Misconduct: Reps Summon 3 Accused Lawmakers, US Ambassador

In April 2016, three Nigerian lawmakers, Samuel Ikon (PDP, Akwa Ibom), Mohammed Gololo (APC, Bauchi) and Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue) were accused of alleged sexual misconduct while on an official assignment in Cleveland, USA.

READ ALSO: US Ambassador Accuses 3 Nigerian Reps’ Members Of Sexual Misconduct | Lawmakers React

The outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle had accused the trio of being guilty of sexual misconduct while on a trip with seven other Reps to the U.S. for the International Visitor Leadership Program.

Following the incident, the House of Representatives had on Tuesday, summoned Mr Entwistle to provide evidence that the accused lawmakers were indeed guilty of sexual misconduct.

READ ALSO: US Rescinds Visas Of 3 Nigerian Lawmakers Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Entwistle is expected to provide video clips of the incident during the public hearing.

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Iyanya Calls Popular News Website “Liars” Over Fake Story

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Iyanya has called a popular news site “liars” for publishing a false story about him leaving his record label Made Men Music Group, MMMG, due to managerial issues with Ubi Franklin, his manager. 

The 2008 MTN Project Fame West Africa winner had shared a statement that he would be leaving MMMG, of which he is a co-founder, to start his own thing.

He wrote on Instagram, Monday, (July, 11): “I’ll be launching my new label n new album soon.”


Iyanya calls popular news site liars

With this piece of information, rumors circulated that the Calabar-born artist was having issues with his management, particularly with Ubi Franklin.

The banter also declared that he wasn’t in support of his friend’s marriage to Lilian Esoro as she was one of the reasons both men were at odds with each other.

The Kukere hitmaker released a statement, Thursday, (July, 14) refuting the allegations as he called the publishers liars.

He said, “All this r lies …I’m not fighting Ubi ..his wife is the best woman in the world for him,she is a good woman.she’s a good cook too.you guys please chill all 😄😄😄😄😄.”

The false story which was published, Tuesday, (July, 12) read:

Singer is leaving MMMG record label due to problems with Ubi Franklin

This announcement is the culmination of a long period of incessant in-fighting and clash of decisions. Ubi and Iyanya, have been at loggerheads over finances and a lot of other key decisions on the running of the label.

Last year, the label had to let go two artistes, Emma Nyra and Baci, which according to sources, did not go down well with Iyanya. Baci, most especially had a special bond with Iyanya, a friendship that had been honed over several years.

Financial mismanagement issues are also a huge part of the disagreement. Iyanya and Ubi have long not seen eye to eye over the remittance of booking and appearance fees. According to our source, there have been concerns over Ubi’s handling of the business finances.

Things got worse during and after Ubi’s celebrity wedding to Nollywood actress, Lilian Esoro, in November 2015. It is believed that Iyanya is not in favour of the union, and the effect it has on the business.

“Iyanya does not like the wife, and does not support the union”, our source revealed.


We are cool, Iyanya declared.

Iyanya has cleared the rumors.

He is cool with Ubi and Lilian Esoro and just wants to do his own thing without anyone blowing the calm situation out of proportion.

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DJ Drama Recruits Meek Mill, TY Dolla Sign And Pusha T In New “Boys In The Hood” Track

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DJ Drama, former official DJ to T.I sets to release new track titled Boyz in the Hood off his fourth music album, Quality Street Music 2. 

Drama who presently serves as A&R for Atlantic Records recruited the likes of Meek Mill Pusha T  and TY Dollar Sign to work their magic on the joint.

Meek took the first verse, Ty Dolla Sign laid the hook, Meek Mill came back in the second verse with Pusha T closing in on the third lines.

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DJ Drama, former official DJ to T.I

On verse No. 1, Meek went back to his time in jail, as he rapped about memories he would rather forget:

“Uh, sorry your honor if I was too arrogant, that money was staggering. They locked me PC with them trannies and rats, man that shit was embarrassing.

“Twenty-three hours in cell by myself, man you couldn’t imagine it. They fed me some shit I won’t feed to my dog, man that shit was the nastiest.

Can you imagine me losing my mind? Doing push-ups, fifty-two at a time. Do the whole debt just to get through the time. Just to get to my son and get back to my mom.”

He kept flowing, “Papi keep asking me, where am I at? I told him in jail and I said I’d be back. He said when you’re back “Can you get me from school?”

“Shit like that there will turn boy to a goon. Onto the graveyard, there’s only one stop. We live fast, die from gunshots.

In this lifestyle when we sling dope. Bust glocks, why you think we say “fuck cops”? Cause when they lock us up all the fun stops.

And when the ice cream truck come to one stop. So for the little babies all the fun stops. And we posted on the corner like the bus stop. Waiting on the state bus ’til the cuffs lock.”

Who knew Meek had such a hard time in jail?

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MUSIC PREMIERE: Ice Prince x DJ Buckz – Excellency

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Ice Prince Zamani releases ‘Excellency’ featuring DJ Buckz First single after official announcement of his own label

Ice Prince Zamani may now have an administrative career as CEO of his own record label; Super Cool Cat and creative control of the careers of the artistes he signed but he is still the Ice Prince that everybody loves.

In this new single produced by Illkeys. Slightly from his speedy beat cutting delivery and has adopted a more relaxed, dancehall tinged vibe mirroring the reggae-ton/synth-pop inspired, fast tempo beat of the song. Definitely a club banger and dance floor hit.

The single features the goose pimple inducing melisma skills of DJ Buckz

Super Cool Cats just announced the arrival of its Excellency.

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Everything You Need To Know About Pokemon Go

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If you use any major social media networks, chances are you’ve come across the latest gaming rave worldwide: Pokemon Go.

Based on the hugely successful Pokemon games from Nintendo, Pokemon Go is an augmented reality video game, which gives a real life spin to the game. It imposes a virtual layer on the real world, which means when you look through your phone camera, you see the real world and a couple pokemons.

The goal of the original Pokemon games was to catch as many Pokemons as possible, using them to battle others. The goal is still the same with Pokemon Go, except this time you’re not playing on a screen, you’re actually walking up and down in the real world to catch Pokemon.

It’s free to play on Android and iOS, and it’s real life play has contributed to it’s overnight success. It’s also very realistic, with the type of pokemon appearing based on the player’s location and time of the day.

Watch the trailer for Pokemon Go below!

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General Buhari’s Speech During Army Day Celebration In Zamfara [Photos]

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General Buhari’s Speech During Nigerian Army Day Celebration In Zamfara


General Buhari leads the Nigerian army to battle

General Buhari leads the Nigerian army to battle in Zamfara state


I am delighted to be in your midst today in Gusau, Zamfara State to witness the Grand Finale of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration 2016. I am particularly glad with the choice of Gusau for the conduct of this exercise and for the wisdom of incorporating a live Field Training Exercise into the celebration to clear remnants of cattle rustlers and armed bandits terrifying innocent citizens in this general area.

2. The remarkable success recorded during the conduct of the exercise has no doubt served the purpose and aptly drive the realization of the theme of the celebration which is, Optimizing the Capability of the Nigerian Army to meet Contemporary Security Challenges.

3966875_4_jpeg9679ccb5a92f650b83fcf29e0a6a67753. I sympathize with the people of this area for the enormous losses they suffered as a result of the incessant activities of the insurgents and cattle rustlers whose actions have made farming, livestock management and other economic activities more difficult even in the face of the general economic challenges.

4. I am quite optimistic that the operations of the last few days will surely lead to the restoration of economic activities of surrounding communities bedevilled for some time now by the menace of cattle rustling and banditry.

5. I therefore commend the Chief of Army Staff for this foresight and initiative and for mobilizing adequate resources to ensure precision in the conduct of the exercise. I also applaud the collaboration with sister services and other security agencies in order to degrade and decimate the miscreants. I urge you to intensify and perfect current strategies, approaches, techniques and tactics towards curtailing all forms of lawlessness across the country.

6. It is quite gratifying to inspect the equipment displayed which showcased the robust capability of the Nigerian Army to ward off internal and external aggression against the nation. The Command Post Exercise also reminds me of the importance of staff work in the field during the civil war in the 60s and the Chadian Operations in the 80s.

7. I am pleased at the dexterity, prowess and level of professionalism displayed by various components including the combat airborne jump by personnel of the Nigerian Army supported by the Nigerian Air Force. I am quite confident that the Nigerian Armed Forces have been amply repositioned more than ever before to resolutely confront contemporary and emerging security challenges in the country.

3966873_2_jpegea571676ce9b75b0730a5d56350ae93e8. The involvement of private partners in the defence sector especially in terms of provision of specialist equipment under the Public Private Partnership is a welcome development. I urge the Armed Forces to leverage on this opportunity towards enhancing capacity.

9. On the part of the Government, let me assure you of our resolve and continued support to enhance the operational efficiency of the Nigerian Armed Forces to effectively discharge their constitutional roles. We remain committed to ensuring that you are provided with the required resources and impetus to operate professionally and efficiently.

10. Finally, I congratulate all the award recipients for their outstanding contributions to the successes recorded by the Nigerian Army. I urge all officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to sustain the current tempo. I also congratulate the Nigerian Army for its one hundred and fifty three (153) years of noble and purposeful existence and for being a critical instrument of national unity, cohesion and integration. We look forward to better days ahead.

Thank you and God bless.

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NBA Stars Take A Stand Against Racially Incited Murders

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Four NBA stars opened the 2016 ESPY Awards with a powerful speech on #BlackLivesMatter.

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade collectively gave proclamations on the unprovoked murder of two black men by white police officers last week, as they declared “enough is enough.”

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NBA stars stand against racial profiling.

Chris Paul opened the speech as he informed the crowd, “We stand here tonight accepting our role in uniting communities.”

“We stand before you as fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, uncles, and in my case, as an African-American man and the nephew of a police officer, who is one of the hundreds of thousands of great officers serving this country.” He continued.

In conclusion, Paul said, “‘But Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Laquan McDonald, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, this is also our reality.”

Dwyane Wade gave his speech which focused on racial profiling as he urged it to stop.

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Dwyane Wade urges an end to kill mentality

He said to the audience and viewers watching the live telecast, “The racial profiling has to stop. The shooting to kill mentality has to stop.”

Wade continued with, “Not seeing the value of black and brown bodies has to stop. But also, the retaliation has to stop. The endless gun violence in places like Chicago, Dallas, not to mention Orlando—it has to stop. Enough. Enough is enough.”

LeBron James closed the oration by advising athletes to do better by going back to their communities and using all tools and resources available at their disposal to effect positive change in their communities.

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LeBron James called all athletes to go back home and help their community

“Let’s use this moment…to educate ourselves, explore these issues, speak up, use our influence and renounce all violence.” He said.

“And most importantly, go back to our communities and invest our time, our resources, help rebuild them, help strengthen them, help change them. We all have to do better.” LeBron concluded.

Hopefully their colleagues would answer the call.

Watch the speech here. 

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Muhammad Ali Receives Heartrending Tribute At The 2016 ESPY Awards

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Muhammad Ali received a heartrending eulogy from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as well as a lyrical tribute from Chance The Rapper at the 2016 ESPY Awards, Wednesday, (July, 14).

The greatest boxer of all time was honored at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles during the “In Memoriam” part of the show.

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Muhammad Ali was honored by Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Chance The Rapper

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recanted the first time he met the late boxing legend to the audience which included Muhammad Ali’s family.

The retired basketball player said. “I think that encounter epitomized everything that made Ali, at that point in time, the most famous man in the world, his showmanship.

“His ubiquitousness. It just seemed like he was everywhere. And most of all, his magic.”

“That ability to make the impossible seem real. Every athlete handles fame in their own way,” he continued.

“Some people revel in it. Some people aren’t so comfortable with it. Muhammad Ali used it to speak his mind.” Jabbar added.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar urged everyone to emulate Ali

Kareem urged everyone to remember Ali’s “fearless fight to help solve injustices and important causes close to his heart.”

“We’re never going to see his likes again walking down the street.”

“But I hope his death spurs his successors to remember what truly made him the greatest.” Abdul-Jabbar concluded.

Chance the Rapper alongside Donnie Trumpet, Jamila Woods, Peter Cottontale, and Teddy Jackson performed a special song for the boxing legend.

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Chance The Rapper delivers special number for Ali

Justin Timberlake was also on hand to present three retiring athletes: Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, and Abby Wambach with the Icon Award.

In  1964, Ali won his first championship at the age of 22, winning the title again in 1974 and 1978.

In July 1979, he publicly announced his desire to retire from professional boxing.

On Dec. 11, 1981, the greatest boxer of all time wore his fighting gloves one last time in a final fight.

The boxing legend’s legacy will forever be remembered.

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