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Internet boosts Africa's music industry

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) this month released a report on the entertainment and media (E&M) industry in five of Africa’s leading economies.The report, released on 22 September, provides performance figures in the Kenyan, Nigerian, South African, Ghanaian and Tanzanian entertainment sectors for 2017-21. It predicts that consumer habits in the five countries will shift from purchasing and owning recorded music to subscription-based, music-rental services. This is attributed to a decline in digital music downloads. However, music streaming platforms will continue to grow, with much of the activity driven by younger demographics.Overall, South Africa emerges as the country with the highest E&M revenue, which is expected to reach $13.2bn in 2021 up from $9.8bn in 2016. The report says South Africa has a healthy mix of local and international players that have created compelling services for consumers.The availability of a variety of music streaming services has further boosted c…

Soul Fresh New Video 'Don't Put Me There' Goes Viral - Gets Great Reviews 

'Don't Put Me There' video, shot by Loveland Production, was dropped earlier today.  In the song, Soul Fresh sang about unity and positive vibe within the Liberian entertainment industry.  They also highlighted avoiding negative press.  The video is loaded with appearances from other celebrities like Angel Micheal and Paul Flomo.  'Don't Put Me There' is getting great reviews from the fans.  I Love the message from Soul Fresh, unfortunately, like they stated in their song, the ghees is needed for entertainment. C Liberia Clearly will put you there and be all in your fries, it makes good entertainment.  It's our job as entertainers to keep the industry entertaining.  Guys, loosen up. Watch the video here: Don't Put Me There

"My brother, I have moved on" - Peter Okoye responds to his twin Paul's shade on his US 'beer parlour' appearances

After celebrating the Okoye wives in a post on social media, Peter Okoye has replied his twin brother's shady tweet about his 'beer parlour' appearances in the US.Paul tweeted today that Psquare fans stop tagging him in any beer parlor or restaurant appearance in America, especially since he's in Nigeria.Now Peter who is supposed to perform at a Lounge in the US for an Nigerian Independence day party on October 1st, caught the shade and responded. 
"Pls enough of the shades my brother i have moved on. I have even called my self an up coming artiste. You are the song write and the voice of Psquare, the every every! No wahala pls allow me to have my peace showcase my self to the world and Enjoy with my family. And I am expecting you to do the same. It is not a competition and it is not healthy. My brother I have moved on. I am very sure we will definitely do songs again in future and I wish you all the best bro. Nothing but love.? God bless Psquare and the great Fans…

Choi! 50cent insinuated that Empire creator Lee Daniels and Diddy have a secret gay affair

ap mogul 50 Cent apparently don't know when to stop playing. He shared a photo with openly gay Empire creator Lee Daniels and insinuated that Diddy and Lee Daniels are in a gay relationship. 

Mohammed Sambolah Faces Trial For Leaking Sex Tape on Social Media

Mohammed Sambolah, the man who allegedly leaked a sex tape of Liberian girl, three months ago has finally landed in the Monrovia Central Prison for his alleged action.Advertisement 
The imprisonment of Sambolah followed hours sitting on the prisoners’ bench at the Monrovia City Court.
He’s likely to be released from pre-trial detention if his lawyers succeed in securing a bond on his behalf. He was charged for disseminating obscene material and terroristic threat against the lady.
The leak nude video, according to the complainant, brought the victim to public disgrace after it was posted on a social media network via a Unity Party Facebook chartroom.
It can be recalled the Sexual Gender Based Violence Unit (SGBV) at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) disclosed that it was ready to press criminal charges against Sambolah for leaking the sex video to the public recently.
Cllr. John Gabriel, SGBV director said, “We are going to ensure that the perpetrator is arrested and investigated by state secu…

Liberia’s Presidential Debate Organizers Sue Freeman For Libel

The standard bearer and political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change Simeon Freeman has been sued for US$1 million in damages by the Deepening Democracy Coalition (DDC), organizers of the just ended Presidential debate.Advertisement
Monrovia - The standard bearer and political leader of the Movement for Progressive Change Simeon Freeman has been sued for US$1 million in damages by the Deepening Democracy Coalition (DDC), organizers of the just ended Presidential debate.
Report by Bettie K. Johnson Mbayo, bettie.mbayo@frontpageafricaonline.com
The damages action which was collectively filed by Liberia Media Center (LMC), Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding (CEMESP), Center for Transparency and Accountability of Liberia (CENTAL), Liberia Women Media Action Committee (LIWOMAC) who are all members of the DDC.
According to the complaint against Freeman, he caused to be published by media outlets an allegation that organizers of the Presidential debate attempted extorting US$1…

Paul Okoye unfollows Lola Omotayo on IG while Lola is still following him

Following the fight between Peter Okoye and his brothers, Paul and Jude Okoye, Paul Okoye has unfollowed Peter's wife, Lola on Instagram. Lola Omotayo is currently still following Paul. See the screenshot below...

Radio Diva Master Queen Resigns From Capitol FM - Returning To Hott FM 

Radio diva Master Queen, host of the popular talk show Masque231, has finally resigned from Capitol FM, less than a year after joining the institution.
The award-winning radio personality is expected to return to Hott FM, her former employer, to take on a big role as the host of a new show, which remains unnamed.
Master Queen said leaving Capitol FM was a difficult decision that was done in good faith and in a quest to advance her career to another level. She promised to maintain a cordial working relationship wit Capitol FM.
“It pains my heart to go but I remain grateful for the opportunity they provided me to work with them which helps me to gain immeasurable experience. They offered me the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and explore the opportunity which turned out to be a very fantastic decision in hindsight.
“We are all one big media family and Liberian ambassadors and hope that we will continue to work together to bring Liberian music to the mainstream and support homegro…

Hugh Hefner, iconic founder of Playboy, has died at age 91

Hugh Hefner, the iconic founder of Playboy magazine, died at his home, the Playboy Mansion, of natural causes at age 91, Playboy Enterprises said in a statement on Wednesday.Playboy magazine was founded more than 60 years ago to create a niche upscale men's magazine, combining images of nude women with in-depth articles, interviews and fiction by a variety of well-known writers.Hefner reportedly founded the magazine with $600 and another $1,000 borrowed from his mother. The first centerfold, an iconic feature of the monthly magazine, was of Marilyn Monroe."My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom," Cooper Hefner, Playboy Enterprises' chief creative officer and Hugh's son, said in the statement."He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy …

Nigerian Entertainment: Heritage Bank Reiterates Commitment To Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry

Heritage Bank Plc has reiterated its commitment to the growth and development of Nigeria’s creative industry.The Bank said this is because it is a major contributor to the country’s Gross Domestic Product.In an assessment of the industry’s performance done recently, Nollywood defied recession and had grossed an amazing N1 billion from a record 50 indigenous movies in 2016, its best box office returns ever.The Group Head, Corporate Communications, Fela Ibidapo, re-echoed this in a chat with journalists after the viewing of Part 1 of the movie: “A soldier’s story return from the dead.”The movie was screened at Genesis Cinemas in Shoprite, Lekki, Lagos recently as part of activities to herald Part 2 of the movie.Ibidapo said the bank prided itself in its ability to hand hold different sectors of the economy in order to nurture them and help them to grow, remarking that the bank’s participation in the recent Nigeria’s creative summit has further given it a boost as it is now more committe…

Liberian music: CIC 'Hello' ft Joey B 

CIC new song 'Hello' featuring Jeoy B is beautiful.  Check it out:  Hello

Representative Aspirant  Jonathan Takun J Koffa Arrested and Released 

According to Front Page Africa, Police Spokesman Sam Collins has confirmed that Jonathan Koffa, alias Takun J, has been released from police custody. Takun J was arrested a day ago during a police raid in central Monrovia. Collins said the music icon and representative candidate for Montserrado County District 8 was at the wrong place at the wrong time, but could not be linked to any criminal activity.

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for 1st time next year

Women will be allowed to drive for the first time next summer in Saudi Arabia, the ultra-conservative kingdom announced, marking a significant expansion of women's rights in the only country that banned them from getting behind the wheel.While women in other Muslim countries drove freely, the kingdom's blanket ban attracted negative publicity for years. Neither Islamic law nor Saudi traffic law explicitly prohibited women from driving, but they were not issued licenses and were detained if they attempted to drive.Prince Khaled bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington and the king's son, said Tuesday that letting women drive is a "huge step forward" and that "society is ready.""This is the right time to do the right thing," he told reporters in the U.S. Women will be allowed to obtain licenses without the permission of a male relative.

Four Charged for Allegedly Stealing Over US$100K From Mamba Point Hotel

Four persons have been forwarded to the Monrovia City Court by the Police after been arrested and charged with theft of property, forgery and criminal conspiracy for allegedly stealing US$103,298.39 from the Mamba Point Hotel in Monrovia.Tonia Candy Fortune, Maneplale Morris, Anita Kromah, and Kadiatu Kamara were arrested after a Sierra Leonean national who had slept in the hotel twice and paid US$400.00, had come back to the hotel for his missing phone. The Sierra Leonean guest is said to have returned for his missing phone but the hotel noticed that his name wasn’t in the system.According to the charge sheet, the guest’s phone was found, but the hotel wondered why his name wasn't in the system.An internal investigation was launched, finding the four accused captured on CCTV the hotel camera. Yashwant Bhardwaj, receptionist at the hotel is said to have seen with co-defendant Kromah allegedly concealing management cash and the system was tampered with.Some documents to include dis…

Simeon Freeman Accuses Presidential Debate Organizers of US$10K Extortion

The standard bearer of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman, has accused the organizers of the ongoing Presidential debate of an attempt to extort US$10,000 from the party for its participation in the Presidential debate slated for today, September 26, 2017.Monrovia -- The standard bearer of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman, has accused the organizers of the ongoing Presidential debate of an attempt to extort US$10,000 from the party for its participation in the Presidential debate slated for today, September 26, 2017.Deepening Democracy Coalition is the organizer of the debate alongside other organizers, including Internews.Recently the Press Union of Liberia distanced itself from the ongoing Presidential debates and its organizers. Freeman said the MPC replied that it has no such money for a feat which should have no cost attach. In a statement released on Monday, the MPC intimated that prior the conduct of the first phase of the Preside…

Kizzy W Welcome Back Concert: Van Vicker as Special Guest 

In a short video posted by Kizzy W  few minutes ago, Liberian actor Van Vicker vowed to attend Kizzy W 'Welcome Back Concert' on October 7, 2017, at Destiny Entertainment Center.  According to our sources, the artist will have more VIP guests attending, to include Hazem Double H, and a surprise guest.  You Don't Want to Miss It 

Olamide ranked highest paid Nigerian musician

Seasoned artiste manager, Alex Ozone has revealed the highest paid artiste in Nigeria.Ozone said that YBNL boss, Olamide Adedeji, popularly known as Olamide or Badoo is currently the highest paid in terms of international shows.
Ozone said this in a chat with Showtime while commenting on fees Nigerian artistes charge for shows in the UK and United States.The manager, who has over 17-years experience in artiste management, revealed that though Davido, Wizkid, Tekno, Kiss Daniel and others are worth a fortune, Olamide is the most expensive.According to him, “The business doesn’t have a fixed price, it depends on the artiste; I cannot tell you how much each of them is worth.“But like I told you, I have worked with Wizkid, Tekno, Oritsefemi, Patoranking, Davido, Terry G, Kiss Daniel, YQ, Skales, Olamide, and Timaya.“They are all good, they know their worth. But in Nigeria, Olamide has the highest rate.”

Cardi B Makes History As First Female Rapper To Reach No 1 Unaccompanied In 19 Years

Rapper Cardi B has become the first female rapper to reach no 1 on the Billboard top 100 without any other billed acts since Lauryn Hill in 1998.The 24 year old real name Belcalis Almanzar becomes the first female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart without the assistance of any other credited artists in nearly 19 years, as her debut hit “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” rises from No. 2 to No. 1 on the latest chart (dated Oct. 7). All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 26).
“Bodak Yellow,” released on The KSR Group/Atlantic Records, makes Cardi B just the second female rapper to top the Hot 100 without any other billed artists, following Lauryn Hill’s first solo Hot 100 entry (apart from the Fugees), “Doo Wop (That Thing),” for two weeks beginning with its Nov. 14, 1998, debut at No. 1.Cardi B is the fifth female rapper ever to lead the Hot 100 at all. After Hill, Lil’ Kim ruled for five weeks in 2001 with Christina Aguilera, Mya and P!nk on “Lady Marmalade”; Shawn…

Photos: Wendy Williams’ Husband Kevin Hunter EXPOSED For Engaging In Secret Long Term Affair With 32-Year-Old Woman

Controversial Daytime TV host Wendy Williams’ husband Kevin Hunter has been exposed by Dailymail for cheating and leading a double life.The 46 year old is said to be engaging in a secret long-term affair with a younger massage therapist, Dailymail reports after an exclusive year-long investigation.Wendy’s husband Kevin Hunter has been seeing one Sharina Hudson, 32, for more than 10 years, splitting his time between the New Jersey home he shares with Williams, 53, and their teenage son Kevin Jr, and a secluded suburban house that he bought for his mistress just nine miles down the road.In what could be a devastating blow for his wife of 20 years, Hunter – who manages his TV star wife’s career and runs a production company that they jointly own – is said to be ‘in love’ with both women and is juggling his time to accommodate them both.In fact, just days after Hunter was photographed strolling along a beach in Barbados during a romantic break with Williams, he was snapped spending time …

Ex-football star Weah hopes to lead change in Liberia

Paris (AFP) – Former football star and presidential hopeful George Weah on Monday called for change in Liberia and said he was confident ahead of next month’s election in the west African nation.  
The first African player to win both FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d’Or, Weah unsuccessfully ran as a presidential candidate in 2005, when he was defeated by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. He also ran as a vice-presidential candidate in 2011 but his running mate lost to Sirleaf.
“We are confident,” Weah told AFP ahead of the October 10 election, when 20 candidates will vie to lead Liberia which is returning to normalcy after two devastating back-to-back civil wars.
“I’ve persuaded a lot of Liberians to believe that change is necessary for our country to move forward,” the 50-year-old said.
Weah, idolised in his country as “Mister George”, has been a senator for the party Coalition for Democratic Change since the end of 2014.
“This time around I think I’ve gained experience, I’ve kept my p…

See Final Termination Letter of the Psquare Group Filed By Peter Okoye

The last has not been heard of the PSquare beef as the brothers continue to open a fresh can of worms as each week passes.Fans woke up to see legal notice, served by Peter Okoye through his lawyer Festus Keyamo, asking for a dissolution of the group; claiming a threat to his wife and children’s lives.
The letter reads: ‘What I am about to do has been a very difficult decision to make. I have decided to use this medium to terminate the agreement between Psquare.’Peter further said ‘Me and my wife have been getting life threatening messages and I fear for my life and the life of my family. Remember Jude has threatened to kill me and shoot my wife in the presence of Paul and Mrs Imoke…’

Liberian blogger Lydia Freeman celebrates 23rd birthday with hubby 

Blogger Lydia Freeman just embraced 23 few days ago.  The blogger posted photos this morning, of her wining and dining with her husband, kid and friend as a birthday treat.  She posted this cute caption below: 
Birthday lunch with my family and Friend. Thank you my king Gabe Y-Only for everything. 👑🤗😍😍. Thank you Martha Lee for spending my birthday with me yesterday, and also for coming to the lunch as well. You constantly show me how a best friend should behave and I truly appreciate you for that. And thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes, I am forever grateful. Hello 23 🤗🤗🤗🤗😍😍😍😍😍😍🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂
She also posted these sexy photos on her birthday.