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4 ever BBNaija winners since 2006.

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Big Brother Naija event began in 2006 and announces her first ever winner ‘Katung Aduwak’ on March, 5 2006.

BBNaija continues after years of defection on January 22, 2017 for season 2 announcing ‘Michael Efe Ejeba’ their second winner.

On the 28th of January, 2018 – Big Brother Naija contest birth ‘Miracle Igbokwe’ as their third ever winner which publicize BBNaija event all over Nigeria and rest of the world.

Lastly, ‘Mercy Eke’, after her various clash in the contest especially with popular former BBNaija star, Tacha gets the unbelievable winner prize on the 30th of June, 2019.

Table of winners below:

Now, as Big Brother Naija season five begins on July, 19, 2020 – what do we expect?

Comment below to express your feelings.


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July 19: Big Brother Naija season 5 set to begin

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The BBNaija 2020 has been slated to begin on Juley 19, this is according to a post by DSTV on social media.

The organizers had announced audition for the show saying, “Participate in the BBN auditions by simply curating a 2-minute video motivating why you deserve to be in the #BBNaija House. Simple right? Entries open from 20th – 30th May 2020”.

The show will now premiere on July 19 with the auditions fully wrapped up.

This comes against the backdrop of the BBNaija Reunion show organized for the housemate in the last edition which held last year.

The highlight of the last edition saw a fight between the eventual winner Mercy Eke and her rival Tacha.


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BET Awards 2020: Black Lives Matter Movement Highlight

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The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers, including George Floyd.

DaBaby, with his face pressed against the ground as an officer’s knee crippled his neck — replicating the last moments of Floyd’s life — rapped a verse from the Black Lives Matter remix of his hit song “Rockstar.” His performance also featured images from protests, a reflection of the current world in the wake of Floyd’s death and the death of others, including Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

Sunday’s show, a virtual event because of the coronavirus pandemic, featured a number of highly produced, well-crafted and pre-taped performances. The BET Awards kicked off with Black artists rapping and singing anthems about the Black experience and fighting for equal rights.

In this video grab issued Sunday, June 28, 2020, by BET, rapper DaBaby performs Rockstar as an actor playing a police officer presses his knee on DaBaby’s neck, replicating the last few moments of George Floyd’s life, during the BET Awards.

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The 12-year-old sensation Keedron Bryant, who turned heads on social media with his passionate performance about being a young Black man in today’s world, started the show with an a cappella performance of his poignant song “I Just Wanna Live,” which earned him a record deal. That was followed by an all-star performance of Public Enemy’s 1989 anthem “Fight the Power,” featuring Nas, Black Thought, Rapsody and YG adding new lyrics to the song, even namedropping Taylor and others.

Michelle Obama highlighted Beyoncé’s commitment to the black community before presenting her with the humanitarian award, saying: “You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to Black joy and Black pain, to her activism that demands justice for Black lives.”

Beyoncé used her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming election.

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“I want to dedicate this award to all of my brothers out there, all of my sisters out there inspiring me, marching and fighting for change. Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain. Now we have one more thing we need to do to walk in our true power, and that is to vote,” she said. “There are people banking on us staying at home during local elections and primaries happening in states across the country. We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does.”

Sunday’s show celebrated BET’s 20th awards show and BET’s 40th year as a network. The three-hour event, which aired on CBS for the first time, was hosted by comedian, actress and TV personality Amanda Seales, who starred in several skits, including one about women who identify as “Karen,” a common stereotype and term for racist and privileged white women.

Other artists were political during their performances, including Roddy Ricch, who wore a Black Lives Matter shirt while he rapped, Alicia Keys, Anderson Paak and Jay Rock, as well as brothers SiR and D Smoke, who performed with their mother Jackie Gouché.

Lil Wayne paid tribute to NBA icon Kobe Bryant, who died in January, with a performance of his 2009 song “Kobe Bryant,” weaving in new lyrics. Wayne Brady, in a glittery suit, rolled around on top of a piano as he sang a medley of Little Richard hits.

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Nipsey Hussle, who was named best male hip-hop artist and earned the humanitarian award at last year’s BET Awards, won video of the year for “Higher,” a clip he filmed with DJ Khaled and John Legend shortly before he died .

“This is for Nipsey Hussle and hip-hop,” Khaled said in a taped video. “Nipsey Hussle, thank you for working with me on this ‘Higher’ record. I appreciate you. Nipsey’s family, we love you.”

The BET Awards, one of the first awards shows to air virtually, featured performances that were sharp with artsy stage production, giving extra life to the songs being performed. It was a welcomed break from the “living room” and homebound performances hundreds of artists have shared on social media since the pandemic hit in March.

Chloe x Halle, who have successfully performed for various TV shows and events during the pandemic while promoting their new album, gave an epic performance of their songs “Do It” and “Forgive Me.” R&B star Summer Walker, who played guitar and sang, was also impressive during her performance, which featured Usher.

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Megan Thee Stallion went to the desert with background dancers as she twerked and rapped her No. 1 hit “Savage.” She won best female hip-hop artist, beating out Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.

“Oh my God, I probably recorded this video like 10 times. It feels so crazy doing this from my house,” she said. “I used to watch the BET Awards all the time thinking, ‘One day that’s going to be me going up there accepting my award’ — and now it is.”

Though the BET Awards are technically about handing out trophies, the awards were an afterthought. Richh won album of the year for his debut album, “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial”; Lizzo was named best female R&B/pop artist; and Burna Boy won best international act.

The BET Awards is an annual celebration of Black entertainment and culture, and this year’s ceremony is the first major awards show since the May 25 death of Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, which sparked global protests aimed at reforming police actions and removing statues and symbols considered racist from public places.


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BET Awards 2020: Burna Boy wins – Rema loses

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Nigeria’s singer Burna Boy has added the 2020 BET award for best international act to his trophies.

He was announced the winner Sunday night in the category that has as contenders singers such as Stormzy, Dave, both UK based, Ninho and S.Pri Noir(France), Sho Madjozi(South Africa) and Innoss’B(DRC).

It was his second time of picking the award in a row.

However, the fast rising Nigerian hip hop rapper and Afro beats singer, Rema lost out in the’Best New International Act”.

The award was won by Sha Sha from Zimbabwe.

Hosted by Insecure star Amanda Seales, the show is being presented virtually from Los Angeles, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.


All the winners


BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Burna Boy (Nigeria) — WINNER
Innoss’B (DRC)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Dave (U.K.)
Stormzy (U.K.)
Ninho (France)
S.Pri Noir (France)

VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT

Rema (Nigeria)
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) — WINNER
Celeste (U.K.)
Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)
Hatik (France)
Sracy (France)

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Ajee Wilson
Claressa Shields
Coco Gauff
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles — WINNER

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kawhi Leonard
LeBron James — WINNER
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
Stephen Curry

BET HER AWARD

Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Beyonce Ft. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid & Saint Jhn – “Brown Skin Girl” — WINNER
Ciara Ft. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La – “Melanin”
Layton Greene – “I Choose”
Lizzo Ft. Missy Elliott – “Tempo”
Rapsody Ft. PJ Morton – “Afeni”

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion — WINNER
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Chris Brown Ft. Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
DJ Khaled Ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” — WINNER
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Beyonce
H.E.R.
Jhene Aiko
Kehlani
Lizzo — WINNER
Summer Walker

Checkout full winners HERE


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BET Awards 2020: Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter, Saint Jhn & Wizkid wins big.

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Blue Ivy Carter followed in her parents’ footsteps on Sunday as she took home her first BET prize at the 20th annual BET Awards.

The eight-year-old earned her very first BET Award for her and mom Beyonce’s track Brown Skin Girl.

The song, which also features WizKid and SAINt JHN, was originally featured on The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack album.

Carter and her mom floored top stars which include Alicia Keys, Ciara, Layton Green, Lizzo, and Rapsody.

Carter is now the youngest artist to win the BET Award.

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She broke the record of Willow Smith who won the award at age 10.

However, Nigerian Superstar, Wizkid, now holds the record for most BET Awards wins by an African artiste in history.

Wizkid has received 5 nominations and won 3.

The 2020 BET Awards, hosted by Amanda Seales, aired live on ViacomCBS’ networks including BET and BET HER on June 28 at 8 p.m.


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BET Awards 2020: Burna Boy wins ‘Best International ACT’ | Video

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Nigerian afro-fusion artiste, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has won the 2020 BET best international act award.

The ‘African Giant’ won it for the second time in two years.

In 2019, he floored Teni Makanaki and Mr. Eazi to win the coveted category in the award, but this time it was Innoss’B (DRC), Sho Madjozi (South Africa) Dave (UK), Stormzy (UK), Ninho (France) and S.Pri Noir (France).

Hosted by former Real co-host Amanda Seales, the ceremony took place in the early hours of Monday.

The 2020 edition is the first-ever virtual BET Awards.

This year’s show, which also aired on CBS and BET Her, boasts powerful performances from some of the biggest acts in music, including Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Nas, Questlove, and Usher.

However, Naomi Campbell presented the Best International Act #BETAwards 20 to Burna Boy.


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BET Awards 2020: Full list of winners

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Below is the full list of winners at the 2020 BET Awards ceremony.

The event which held virtually saw Burna Boy win the Best International Act.

Beyonce got presented with the Humanitarian Award by former US First Lady, Michelle Obama.

See the list below.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Lizzo — Cuz I Love You
Megan Thee Stallion — Fever
Beyoncé — Homecoming: The Live Album
H.E.R. — I Used to Know Her
DaBaby — Kirk
Roddy Ricch — Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (WINNER!)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” (WINNER!)
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
Future featuring Drake – “Life is Good”
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer” (WINNER!)
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
The Weeknd – “Heartless”

BEST COLLABORATION
Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance” (WINNER!)
DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
Future featuring Drake – “Life is Good”
H.E.R. featuring YG – “Slide”
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer”
Wale featuring Jeremih – “On Chill”

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
H.E.R.
Jhene Aiko
Kehlani
Lizzo (WINNER!)
Summer Walker

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Anderson Paak
Chris Brown (WINNER!)
Jacquees
Khalidtt
The Weeknd
Usher

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER!)
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
DaBaby (WINNER!)
Drake
Future
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott

BEST GROUP
Chloe x Halle
City Girls
EarthGang
Griselda
Jackboys
Migos (WINNER!)

BEST NEW ARTIST
DaniLeigh
Lil Nas X
Pop Smoke
Roddy Ricch (WINNER!)
Summer Walker
YBN Cordae

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Fred Hammond – “Alright”
John P. Kee featuring Zacardi Cortez – “I Made It Out”
Kanye West – “Follow God”
Kirk Franklin – “Just for Me” (WINNER!)
PJ Morton featuring Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary – “All In His Plan”
The Clark Sisters – “Victory”

BET HER AWARD
Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Beyoncé featuring Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn – “Brown Skin Girl” (WINNER!)
Ciara featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La – “Melanin”
Layton Greene – “I Choose”
Lizzo featuring Missy Elliott – “Tempo”
Rapsody featuring PJ Morgan – “Afeni”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Cole Bennett
Dave Meyers
Director X
Eif Rivera
Teyana “Spike Lee” Taylor (WINNER!)

BEST MOVIE
Bad Boys for Life
Dolemite Is My Name
Harriet
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
Just Mercy
Queen & Slim (WINNER!)
The Lion King

BEST ACTRESS
Angela Bassett
Cynthia Erivo
Issa Rae (WINNER!)
Regina King
Tracee Ellis Ross
Zendaya
Jennifer Lopez

BEST ACTOR
Billy Porter
Eddie Murphy
Forest Whitaker
Jamie Foxx
Michael B. Jordan (WINNER!)
Omari Hardwick
Will Smith

YOUNGSTARS AWARD
Alex Hibbert
Asante Blackk
Jahi Di’Allo Winston
Marsai Martin (WINNER!)
Miles Brown
Storm Reid

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Ajeé Wilson
Claressa Shields
Coco Gauff
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles (WINNER!)

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kawhi Leonard
LeBron James (WINNER!)
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
Stephen Curry

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Burna Boy (Nigeria) (WINNER!)
Innoss’B (DRC)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Dave (UK)
Stormzy (UK)
Ninho (France)
S.Pri Noir (France)

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Rema (Nigeria)
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) (WINNER!)
Celeste (UK)
Young T & Bugsey (UK)
Hatik (France)
Stacy (France)


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COVID-19: U.S Marathon race on hold

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The New York City Marathon has been nixed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the organizers announced Wednesday.

Michael Capiraso, CEO of New York Road Runners announced the cancellation.

This year’s race would have marked its 50th anniversary.

“Cancelling this year’s TCS New York City Marathon is incredibly disappointing for everyone involved, but it was clearly the course we needed to follow from a health and safety perspective,” he said.

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The race, the world’s biggest marathon, hosts more than 50,000 runners from all over the world.

“While the marathon is an iconic and beloved event in our city, I applaud New York Road Runners for putting the health and safety of both spectators and runners first,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Kenyans Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei won the 2019 edition.


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COVID-19: Saudi Arabia to hold limited ‘Hajj’

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Saudi Arabia has announced it will hold a “very limited” hajj this year, with pilgrims already in the kingdom allowed to perform the annual ritual as it moves to curb the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf.

The decision marks the first time in Saudi Arabia’s modern history that Muslims outside the kingdom have been barred from performing the hajj, which last year drew 2.5 million pilgrims.

The move to scale back the five-day event, scheduled for the end of July, is fraught with political and economic peril and comes after several Muslim nations pulled out of the ritual that forms one of the main pillars of Islam.

The kingdom’s hajj ministry said the ritual will be open to various nationalities already in Saudi Arabia, but it did not specify a number.

“It was decided to hold the pilgrimage this year with very limited numbers… with different nationalities in the kingdom,” the official Saudi Press Agency said on Monday, citing the ministry.

“This decision is taken to ensure the hajj is performed in a safe manner from a public health perspective… and in accordance with the teachings of Islam.”

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The hajj — a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime — could be a major source of contagion, as it packs millions of pilgrims into congested religious sites.

The decision comes as Saudi Arabia grapples to contain a major spike in infections, which have now risen to more than 161,000 cases — the highest in the Gulf — and over 1,300 deaths.

But despite the surge, Saudi Arabia on Sunday moved to end a coronavirus curfew across the kingdom and lift restrictions on businesses, including cinemas and other entertainment venues.

Sensitive decision
The announcement to hold a limited hajj will likely disappoint millions of Muslim pilgrims around the world who often invest their life savings and endure long waiting lists to make the trip.

But it will probably appease domestic pilgrims, who feared the ritual would entirely be cancelled for the first time in recent history.

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“Saudi Arabia has chosen the safest option that allows it to save face within the Muslim world while making sure they are not seen as compromising on public health,” Umar Karim, a visiting fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London, told AFP.

“But there are lots of unanswered questions: what is the exact number of pilgrims that will be allowed? What is the criteria for their selection? How many Saudis, how many non-Saudis?”

Saudi authorities said the hajj ministry will hold a news conference on Tuesday to flesh out the details.

In an apparent bid to give the decision a veneer of religious sanction, the Saudi-based Muslim World League said it endorsed the government move for the health and safety of pilgrims, according to state media.

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The prestigious Islamic institution Al-Azhar in Cairo also welcomed the move. “This decision is wise and based on Islamic jurisprudence”, it tweeted.

And Youssef Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, said in a statement carried by state media that he “appreciated the utmost care given… to the health and safety of the pilgrims”.

But the decision still risks annoying hardline Muslims outside the kingdom for whom religion trumps health concerns.

It could also prompt Saudi Arabia’s rivals to renew scrutiny of its custodianship of Islam’s holiest sites — the kingdom’s most powerful source of political legitimacy.

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A series of deadly disasters over the years, including a 2015 stampede that killed up to 2,300 worshippers, prompted criticism of the kingdom’s management of the hajj.

‘Difficult year’
A watered-down hajj would represent a major loss of revenue for the kingdom, already reeling from the twin shocks of the virus-induced slowdown and a plunge in oil prices.

The smaller year-round umrah pilgrimage was already suspended in March.

Together, they add $12 billion to the Saudi economy every year, according to government figures.

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“This has been a really difficult year, with Saudi Arabia facing declining revenue from all sectors — oil, tourism, domestic consumption, and now umrah and hajj,” Karen Young, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, told AFP.

A full-scale hajj with millions of pilgrims was unlikely after authorities advised Muslims in late March to defer preparations due to the fast-spreading disease.

Earlier this month, Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, emerged as one of the first countries to withdraw from the pilgrimage after pressing Riyadh for clarity. An Indonesian minister called it a “very bitter and difficult decision”.

Malaysia, Senegal and Singapore followed suit with similar announcements.


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NET Awards Honour: Cardi B show gratitude to Nigerians.

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Cardi B is has shown her appreciation to Nigerians for voted for her in the just-concluded The NET Honours Class of 2020 awards.

The rapper was nominated for the ‘Most Popular Female Foreign Celebrity’ category alongside the likes of Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Kim Kardashian. And the Bardi Gang all over the world did their thing to make sure that their queen emerged the winner.

The rapper then retweeted the news, and captioned the post “Thank you Naija,”

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The NET Honours Class of 2020 ‘Most Popular Female Foreign Celebrity’ is @iamcardib, aka Chioma B.

Cardi B won the hearts of many people after she visited Lagos and she even adopted the name Chioma B.


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BBNaija: Tacha praise NET Awards – Blast critics

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BBNaija star, Natacha Akide widely known as Symply Tacha, has slammed those who kicked against her emergence as the most popular housemate, courtesy of NET Honours.

Tacha thanked the organizers of NET honours award, for being transparent and unbiased in their judgement. She also expressed her sincere gratitude to her fans for making it a reality.

Speaking further, Tacha slammed her haters, for going to social media to insinuate that she doesn’t deserve the award.

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She advised them to leave their houses and move over to the nearest junction, where they can locate a transformer, and hug it.

She said she has already won the award and nobody can take it away from her.


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BET Awards 2020: Full List Of Nominees

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The Black Entertainment Television (BET), the organizers of the annual BET Awards have announced the nominations for the 2020 BET Awards.

Canadian rapper, Drake leads the pack with six nominations including nods for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year, and two nods for both Best Collaboration and Viewer’s Choice for his features with Chris Brown and Future.

Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch garnered the second most nominations with five each. The “Hot Girl Summer” MC is up for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year, Album of the Year and Viewer’s Choice Award. Ricch is nominated for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year, Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Viewer’s Choice Award.

Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Brown, DaBaby and Lizzo have collected four nominations each.

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This year’s show will be hosted by comedian and actress Amanda Seales. The Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian honorees will be announced at a later date as well as the show’s performers.

Multiple award-winning Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy and MAVIN Rema were nominated in the Best International Act and Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act categories respectively.

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Other Africans in the Best International Act category include South African singer, Sho Madjozi and Innos’B from Democratic Republic of Congo. In the Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act category, Zimbabwean act, Sha Sha was nominated.

The 2020 BET Awards will mark ceremony’s 20th anniversary and BET’s 40th anniversary. A simulcast will commence live from (8 p.m. ET) across Viacom/CBS networks on June 28, 2020.

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Here are the full nominations for the awards;

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé

H.E.R.

Jhené Aiko

Kehlani

Lizzo

Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Anderson .Paak

Chris Brown

Jacquees

Khalid

The Weeknd

Usher

Best Group

Chloe x Halle

City Girls

EarthGang

Griselda

JACKBOYS

Migos

Best Collaboration

Chris Brown Ft. Drake, “No Guidance”

DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, “Higher”

Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”

H.E.R. ft. YG, “Slide”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, “Hot Girl Summer”

Wale ft. Jeremih, “On Chill”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

DaBaby

Drake

Future

Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B

Doja Cat

Lizzo

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Saweetie

Video of the Year

Chris Brown Ft. Drake, “No Guidance”

DaBaby, “Bop”

DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, “Higher”

Doja Cat, “Say So”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, “Hot Girl Summer”

Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Cole Bennett

Dave Meyers

Director X

Eif Rivera

Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor

Best New Artist

DaniLeigh

Lil Nas X

Pop Smoke

Roddy Ricch

Summer Walker

YBN Cordae

Album of the Year

Cuz I Love You, Lizzo

Fever, Megan Thee Stallion

Homecoming: The Live Album, Beyoncé

I Used to Know Her, H.E.R.

Kirk, DaBaby

Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Roddy Ricch

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational

Fred Hammond, “Alright”

John P. Kee ft. Zacardi Cortez, “I Made It Out”

Kanye West, “Follow God”

Kirk Franklin, “Just for Me”

PJ Morton ft. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary, “All In His Pain”

The Clark Sisters, “Victory”

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Cynthia Erivo

Issa Rae

Regina King

Tracee Ellis Ross

Zendaya

Best Actor

Billy Porter

Eddie Murphy

Forest Whitaker

Jamie Foxx

Michael B. Jordan

Omari Hardwick

Young Stars Award

Alex Hibbert

Asante Blackk

Jahi Di’Allo Winston

Marsai Martin

Miles Brown

Storm Reid

Best Movie

Bad Boys for Life

Dolemite Is My Name

Harriet

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

Just Mercy

Queen & Slim

Sportswoman of the Year

Ajeé Wilson

Claressa Shields

Coco Gauff

Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams

Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Kawhi Leonard

LeBron James

Odell Beckham Jr.

Patrick Mahomes II

Stephen Curry

BET HER Award

Alicia Keys, “Underdog”

Beyoncé ft. Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn, “Brown Skin Girl”

Ciara ft. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La, “Melanin”

Layton Greene, “I Choose”

Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott, “Tempo”

Rapsody ft. PJ Morgan, “Afeni”

Viewer’s Choice Award

Chris Brown Ft. Drake, “No Guidance”

DaBaby, “Bop”

Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj, “Hot Girl Summer”

Roddy Ricch, “The Box”

The Weeknd, “Heartless”

Best International Act

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Innoss’B (DRC)

Sho Madjozi (S. Africa)

Dave (U.K.)

Stormzy (U.K.)

Ninho (France)

S.Pri Noir (France)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Rema (Nigeria)

SHA SHA (Zimbabwe)

Celeste (U.K.)

Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)

Hatik (France)

Stacy (France)


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Jabi Lake Mall under seal amid Naira Marley’s concert.

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The authorities of the FCT Abuja have woken up to their responsibilities after the embarrassing concert by Nigerian singer, Naira Marley on Saturday night.

Hours after the concert that rubbished all COVID-19 rules became public knowledge, the FCT Ministerial Task Team on #COVID19 sealed up the concert venue, the Jabi Lake Mall.

The closure will be for an indefinite time” the Task Team tweeted.

It said the concert violated Presidential Task Force’s directives on the ban on public gatherings “as part of measures to contain the spread of the dreaded pandemic in the territory”.

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As one commenter said on Twitter: ‘this is campaign after election”.

Naira Marley was supposed to hold a drive-thru concert at the mall.

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But it became a real festival with fans throwing into the dustbin all the COVID-19 protocols.

A short video of the shindig went viral.

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Abuja FCT has Nigeria’s second biggest coronavirus caseload, after Lagos.

According to the NCDC, the territory has 1,212 cases at at 13 June.


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Net Honours Award 2020: Full list of Winners

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The NET Honours is a people’s choice award that puts the spotlight on people, events, and moments that have shaped the year in review.

The awards are people and data-driven, as the nominees and winners for each category are sourced by analysing audience engagement and search trends on the Netng and sister platforms – Neusroom, 234Star, and Orin.

Below is a comprehensive list of all NET Honours winners

NET Honours Class Of 2020 Winners

Most Popular Musician (Male)

Davido

Most Popular Musician (Female)

Tiwa Savage

Most Popular Actor

Yul Edochie

Most Popular Actress

Funke Akindele

Most Popular Couple

Mercy and Ike

Most Popular Media Personality (Male)

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Most Popular Media Personality (Female)

Toke Makinwa

Most Popular Person

Bukola Saraki

Most Popular BBNaija Star

Tacha

Most Popular Comedian

Ali Baba

Most Popular African Celebrity

Juliet Ibrahim

Most Popular Foreign Celebrity Female

Cardi B

Most Popular Foreign Celebrity Male

Ronaldo

Most Popular Event

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Most Searched Musician (Male)

Wizkid

Most Searched Musician (Female)

Tiwa Savage

Most Searched Actor

Jim Iyke

Most Searched Actress

Tonto Dike

Most Searched Media Personality

Toke Makinwa

Most Watched Video

15 Nigerian celebrities who are besties


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Just in: Sony announce PS5 event for June 4th.


Sony is officially confirming its next PlayStation 5 event will be held on Thursday, June 4th. The event will begin at 4PM ET / 1PM PT, and Sony is promising “a look at the future of gaming on PlayStation 5.” It will run for “a bit more than an hour,” and feature “a first look at the games you’ll be playing after PlayStation 5 launches this holiday,” according to Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

“The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe. Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware,” says Ryan. “This digital showcase will run for a bit more than an hour and, for the first time, we will all be together virtually experiencing the excitement together.”

Recent reports suggested Sony would hold a PS5 event a day earlier on June 3rd, focusing mainly on games. Sony is not expected to reveal every detail of the PS5 console at this event, and further events are rumored to be planned for the coming weeks and months. “This is part of our series of PS5 updates and, rest assured, after next week’s showcase, we will still have much to share with you,” explains Ryan.

Sony has so far unveiled PS5 specs, a logo, and a new wireless controller for its next-gen console. Sony has not yet shown off the PS5 console itself, and it’s not clear if that will change at the June 4th event.

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The PS5 will feature a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz (variable frequency) and a custom GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture hardware that promises 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz (also variable frequency).

A significant part of Sony’s new PlayStation 5 is the proprietary SSD, and it provides 825GB of storage with 5.5GB/s of performance. Epic Games recently provided a stunning Unreal 5 tech demonstration running on the PS5, showing off the loading of cinematic 8K assets and dynamic lighting effects.


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Secrets of winning in coming BBNaija show – Season 5.


As reported by NobleReporters, MultiChoice Nigeria, the organisers of BBNaija have just hit us all with a huge bombshell – the Big Brother Naija show is coming back!

Hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the Big Brother Naija is a popular reality show in which contestants live in an isolated house and compete for a large cash prize worth $100000 at the end of the show by avoiding being evicted by viewers.

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During the intense boredom of the lockdown, BBNaija fans around Nigeria wished for the show to come back to their screens and take away the monotony of constantly staying indoors.

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BBNaija 2020 Audition now open – What are your expectations?

Now, the wishes of millions of Nigerians have become a reality because the BBNaija show is back!

If you’ve always dreamed about featuring on the BBNaija show, you won’t get a better opportunity than BBNaija season five.

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Mercy Eke – BBN 2019 (Pepper Dem Season) outstanding winner

Season five of Big Brother Naija will be kicking off in July 2020, but here’s what you need to know to stand a chance of being selected as a housemate and also proven steps you can take to be the next BBNaija Season five (5) Housemate and eventual winner:

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  • Only adults 21+ years  can audition

The BBNaija auditions are only open to participants who will be at least 21 years of age by June 1, 2020.

  •  You have to be proudly Naija

The Big Brother Naija show is only open to people of Nigerian nationality. You will also need a valid Nigerian passport as proof of this.

  • Find what makes you thick

Yes, you have what it takes to get in because your best attributes are already within you. However, you must do your best to be you and resolve to bring your unique self to bear as you begin the process.

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  • Now, show the world what you’ve got

Ready to audition? All you have to do is record a two-minute video of yourself explaining why you should be picked as a housemate in BBNaija season five.

  • Visit the audition website

After making your video, visit http://www.africamagic.tv/BBAudition to fill the online registration form and then upload your video.

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Remember, give it your best shot, and who knows? You could be one of the housemates in the BBNaija house this July.

Don’t forget that the auditions are entirely free and open to eligible male and female candidates.


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BBNaija 2020 Audition now open – What are your expectations?


Despite the coronavirus pandemic, it looks like there wouldn’t be any postponement of one of the biggest reality TV shows in Nigeria, Big Brother Naija BBN.

The Biggest Nigerian reality TV show is set to kick start real soon as DSTV today announced the return of the popular big brother Naija Show which is coming soon.

Report disclosed that unlike in the past where auditions are done in public places, however, for this year due to the health crisis, prospective participants are to upload their videos online for audition.

Audition is open for interested persons

Followers will be watching out for who take over from the likes of Tacha, Mercy, Mike and others.


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NSF: Edo state ready to host Nigerian youths – Sport Minister.


Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, who is in Edo State ahead of the National Sports Festival (NSF) to ascertain the level of preparations for the national event, has praised the Edo State government for the turnaround in facilities within a few months, adding that they have raised the bar for hosting of sporting events in Nigeria.

The Festival will be held at various centres in Benin from March 20 to April 4.


Speaking after inspecting the hostel accommodation for athletes in Benin City. Dare said, “We started from the stadium; we looked at a section of the stadium today. We had already looked at the other parts when I said it was 90 per cent ready. When I came the last time it was just rafters for the gym, we have seen that everything is almost set, by Sunday or Monday that place will be fully ready,” the minister explained.

“We have seen the hard court, Ogbe hard court is ready. We have seen the main bowl itself is ready, we will test the tracks by our athletes. It almost means that it is ready. I think we couldn’t ask for more.”


Speaking on the level of preparedness to battle the spread of Corona virus, also known as Covid-19, the Minister said: “I think beyond the bricks-and-mortar, beyond the tracks, the buildings, the hostels, the other thing they have done so well is containing the spread of the virus.

“As we speak, I know they have received 8,500 sanitizers, the total number they’re expecting is 12, 000 sanitizers. As we speak, I know they have designated 15 entry points for screening, so if you’re coming from the North, if you’re coming from Lagos, the first point of call, just like the entry points at the airport, is the screening point. That screening point you also get the package of literature and sanitizers and then you get your accreditation done. One-Stop Shop.

“They have done tremendously well I’m sure tomorrow when they start the daily briefing on medical preparedness for the next six days you will understand the level of work they have done beyond the brick and mortar.”

The minister expressed hope that the competition would throw up talents for the country for future sports events.


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COVID-19: Obesere to tour 4 countries in April for ‘Egungun Be Careful’


Abass Akande Obesere, Nigerian veteran singer, has announced a tour of four countries in April for ‘Egungun be Careful’, one of his hit songs.

The Yoruba singer took to his social media page to disclose that the tour will begin from April 1 through 10.


The four countries include Dubai, Kenya, Turkey and U.K respectively.

“Egungun be Careful nights, Dubai, Kenya, Turkey, UK. Egungun is coming to you,” he wrote on Twitter.


The development comes on the heels of growing concerns across the globe over the spread of coronavirus, which has led to the death of over 5,000 people since it broke out in December last year.

It also comes about the same time when some artistes have announced the suspension of their tours to contain the spread of the killer virus.


NobleReporters learnt how Davido suspended the tour for ‘A Good Time’, his 2019 album, on Friday.

In a similar manner, Trevor Noah, South African media, personality suspended live audience recordings of ‘The Daily Show,’ over fears of COVID-19.

Born on January 28, 1965, Obesere came to limelight on the groundswell of controversies, with many often critical of his songs which are considered a “taboo” in the conservative Yoruba community.


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AMVCA7: See Full List Of Winners – Funke Akindele, Mercy Eke, Others.


The 7th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards which held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday night has ended in grand style.

Anchored by seasoned broadcasters Amina Abdi Rabar and Ik Osakioduwa, the star-studded show had some of Africa’s brightest filmstars clinch the coveted AMVCA plaques.

Music legend, 2baba serenaded the crowd while Cobhams Asuquo performed an emotional musical tribute in honour of Nollywood fallen stars.

The likes of Frank Dallas, Patience Oseni, Kelvin Osang Abang, Samuel Alabi Yellow, Victor Olaiya and many other Nigerian entertainers were acknowledged in the performance.

Leading the night was ‘Living in Bondage’ with a total of four wins. ‘Ratnik’ followed closely with three wins.

See the full list of winners below:

Best Makeup Category – Lilian Omozele Paul (God Calling)

Best Costume Designer – Dimeji Ajibola (Ratnik)

Best Picture Editor – Tosin Igho and Byryan Dike (Elevator Baby)

Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV Series) – Cristina Aragon (Living in Bondage)

Best Lighting and Designer (Movie/TV Series) – Cardoso (God Calling)

Best Cinematographer – John Demps (Living in Bondage)

Best Documentary – Beverly Naya (Skin)

Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series) – Larry Gaaga and Flavour (Living in Bondage)

Best Writer (Movie/TV Series) – Asinogu Nicole and CJ Obasi (Living in Bondage)

Best Indigenous Language (Movie/TV Series) Swahili – Raveet Sippy Chadha (Subira)

Best Indigenous Language (Movie/TV Series) Hausa – Muhammad T. Finisher (Tuntube)

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Yoruba – Yewande Famakin (Alubarika)

Best Indigenous Language Movie/TV Series Igbo – Victor Iyke (Nne)

Best TV Series Drama/Comedy) – Anis Halloway (Truth)

Best Short Film or Online Video – Bola ‘Enigma’ Akanbi (Thorn)

Best Multichoice Talent Factory Film – Promises (East Africa)

Best Movie Southern Africa – Dalitso (Abraham Kabwe)

Best Movie East Africa – Plan B (Sarah Hassan)

Best Movie West Africa – Living in Bondage (Steve Gukas)

Industry Merit Award – Peter Igho

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or TV Series – Gloria Sarfo (The Perfect Picture: 10 Years Later)

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or TV Series – Pascal Tokodi

Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series) – Funke Akindele (Moms At War)

Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie or TV Series) – Chibunna “Funny Bone” Stanley (Smash)

Best Actress in a Drama (Movie/TV Series) – Toyin Abraham (Elevator Baby)

Best Actor in a Drama (Movie/TV Series) – Timini Egbuson (Elevator Baby)

Best Dressed Male – Mike Edwards Best

Dressed female – Mercy Eke

Trailblazer Award – Swanky J.K.A

Best Director – Ramsey Noah (Living in Bondage)

Overall Movie – Living in Bondage


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AMVCA7: Photos of celebrities attire to it’s 7th edition. {Photos}

How most of your favorite celebrities appeared today at AMVCA7.

The event has ended and NobleReporters brought you how your favorite celebrities present at the event dressed.


Rate them on 10% – 20% – 30% to 100% – let’s see who stole the event.


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