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Davido to feature in “Coming to America 2”

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Top African singer, Davido is set to feature in the new “Coming to America 2”, a follow up to the original “Coming to America” that featured star Hollywood actor Eddie Murphy and was a major hit in the late 80s.

The movie is set to be released later this year and in a post shared on Twitter, Davido was officially listed among the cast of the movie.

 

Davido to feature in "Coming to America 2"

‘Coming To America’ featured stars like Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Paul Bates as its main cast who will be retaining their roles in the sequel.
Other new faces expected to be in the movie include Jermaine Fowler, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, KiKi Layne, Rick Ross, Luenell, Rotimi, Teyana Taylor, and Michael Blackson.

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Veteran Yoruba actor Jimoh Aliu ‘Aworo’ dies at 86

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Veteran theatre practitioner, Chief Jimoh Aliu (popularly known as Aworo), is dead.

Aliu died on Thursday during a brief illness at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, aged 86.

A source and close associate of the late theatre practitioner said, “The corpse of the deceased would be moved to his residence at Adebayo area in Ado-Ekiti before being taken to his hometown, Okemesi Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area of the state, where he would be buried tomorrow.”

Aliu, who was working on five movie projects expected to feature top Nollywood actors, died while producing the first one titled, ‘Olowo Ite’.

The theatre practitioner, who was born in Okemesi-Ekiti, began his acting career in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group.

He left the theatre group in 1966 to form his own troupe, Jimoh Aliu Concert Party.

He had produced and featured in various Yoruba movies including Arelu, Yanpan Yarin, and Fopomoyo.

He was a former President of the Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners.

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Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)

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Music and fashion icon, Kanye West took his attacks on the American music industry to another level as he posted a video on Twitter on Wednesday purportedly showing him urinating on his Grammy award, while posting more tweets threatening Universal music.

This comes after he blasted Universal Music Group and other music labels for giving out slave contracts to artistes and then alleging that the company doesn’t want him to buy off his music masters because they want to make billions off him even in his death.

Now he has taken his attack to a different level, even revealing details of his contract and praising Hit boy, a Grammy award-winning producer who was motivated by Kanye’s tweets and came out to reveal he has worked for Universal music for over 10 years but is still ‘enslaved’ by their contract.

See his tweets below and watch the video below…

 

Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)Kanye West urinates on his Grammy award, then tweets more attacks at Universal Music (Tweets/Video)

 

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Judge rules in favor of Nicki Minaj in Tracy Chapman copyright dispute

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A Judge has ruled in favor of Nicki Minaj in the copyright dispute between the rapper and four-time Grammy winner, Tracy Chapman.

Back in 2018, Tracy Chapman sued Nicki Minaj for ‘stealing her song’ ‘Baby Can I Hold You.’ She alleged that the rapper used ‘half of the lyrics and vocal melody’ of the 1988 hit to make her track “Sorry.”

In her lawsuit, the American singer-songwriter sought damages and an order to prevent Nicki and her team from releasing “Sorry.” She also claimed that Nicki’s team made “multiple requests” to license “Baby Can I Hold You” and was denied.

As at that time, Minaj denied committing copyright infringement, stating that her interpolation was protected by the doctrine of fair use.

A judge has now handed Nicki victory in court on Wednesday, September 16, when she ruled that the rapper did not commit copyright infringement when she wrote and recorded her song.

Judge Virginia A. Phillips cited the doctrine of fair use in her ruling. “Artists usually experiment with works before seeking licenses from rights holders and rights holders typically ask to see a proposed work before approving a license,” Phillips wrote. “A ruling uprooting these common practices would limit creativity and stifle innovation within the music industry.”

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