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Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Passes 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' With Record $250M U.S.

Disney and Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War kicked off the summer box office in high style over the weekend, opening to a record-setting $250 million in North America and $380 million overseas for a global total of $630 million, the top worldwide debut of all time.
Fellow Disney title Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million) was the previous record holder for biggest domestic bow, while Universal's The Fate of the Furious had held the record for biggest global start ($541.9 million).
Infinity War's box-office victory was aided by the biggest Saturday of all time in North America ($83 million), as well as the biggest Sunday (an estimated $61 million), reflecting powerful word of mouth.

ANTHONY LAFFOR MAMELODI SUNDOWNS CROWNED CHAMPIONS AFTER AJAX CAPE TOWN VICTORY

Anthony Laffor has taken the Brazilians to glory with one match to spare - the eighth time that the Pretoria base club has been crowned South African champions.
After Saturday's 3-1 home win against Ajax Cape Town, Downs are currently on 59 points with Orlando Pirates sitting second place on 52 points.
It was Mosa Lebusa that threatened the home side Championship in the early minutes, a goal that put Cape Town in front for a short period, Mosimane’s men fought back through Khama Billiat, Ricardo Nascimento and Sibusiso Vilakazi to claim victory and secure their eighth title in the PSL era.
Laffor, who has suffered lots of injuries this season was introduced in the game 88 minutes for Billiat to help guide the team to glory.
Benni McCarthy came in faster to congratulate Anthony Laffor side for their efforts in clinching the title. “It was thoroughly deserved, they were the most consistent team. When you have a squad like that, how can you not be consistent? They have…

DJweezy D Boss and DJ As A Boy KICK OFF NEW ROLE AS IP AMBASSADORS

DJweezy D Boss and DJ As A Boy, two Liberian widely-recognized DJs, have been appointed as IP Ambassadors.
The pair were name ambassadors at the celebration of the world intellectual property day,  held on April 26 at the YMCA, by the Liberian Intellectual Property Office.
Amb. Sam M. Payedoo (DJweezy D Boss) and Amb. Duplexe Ricky Taeploe ( DJ As A Boy) are the ideal Ambassadors for IP.  LIPO In correspondence of Article 27 of the universal deceleration of Human Rights is responsible to administer all intellectual property matters of Liberia.
Both ambassadors were thrilled to be partnering with LIPO as they took to their social media pages to acknowledge their fans about their partnership with LIPO.
In their words, they promise to help in strengthening LIPO in every way necessary. They also Pointed out building a good relationship with artists, producers and record labels. They took no time in encouraging their colleagues to make use of the free registration process wh…

Sheikh Bassirou, DJ Master Queen, Robbie Robster, Monique Star-Studded Birthday Bash Was Lit— Iyanya Attended (Videos, Pictures)

Last night, Old Deja Vu Nightclub was lit. Liberian celebrities, to include Nigerian artist, Iyanya,  showed up and showed out, to celebrate the birthdays of few of our industry finest, Robbi Robster, Master Queen, Bassirou, and Queen of Cypha - Miss Monique.
The evidences are in the videos and pictures. Check them out.













Football lover tattoos his team’s shirt on his body

A Brazilian football fan tattooed his team's jersey on his body.
Jose Mauricio dos Anjos, a Flamengo superfan, has spent 90 hours in agony over the past year to get Flamengo’s red and black uniform inked on his body. After 32 painful sessions, the tattoo on Friday.

The 33-year-old told Vice Brazil: "People ask me if I don’t find it strange that I’m always wearing a Flamengo shirt. And I just don’t. To me, it’s normal."
The father-of-three said he has always wanted a tattoo to honour his team, and at 18 he got their mascot tattoed on his biceps. He tried to save money and even sold his motorcycle to afford the tattoo of his team's shirt on his torso. He paid for the initial tattoo of parts of the short over his shoulder. However, as they got started on the process, a tattoo artist offered to do the rest for free.

After finishing up his front, he went on to his back where the number "10" is a constant tribute to the iconic Zico. Jose said he &qu…

Radio Presenter Lady T apologizes for outburst

Mad Beat Records CEO, Lady T was contrite in a written apology, saying she could have handle the situation better. Lady T, who flipped out during a Facebook live, less than a week ago, took time to apologize to family and fans through a written Facebook post.  The music promoter was upset over rumors she heard spread by Kobazzie and attacks from Roda Scarlett.  She took to Facebook about a week ago, insulting her attackers. It was bad, she went off. But, she assured her family and fans that she is remorseful for her conduct, even though she had all reasons to be upset.  Check out her apology below:

SO, IS SEKOU JABATEH OLISEH CAREER REALLY OVER?

The Sekou Jabeth We Fell In Love With... From his  permanent move to CSKA Moscow in 2010, Sekou Jabateh Oliseh had some touching moments in the Russian top flight league. He was seen as an essential prospect for Krasno-sinie (Red-blues) boys. 
Even though he was not more of a goal scorer but his ability for creating chances was never overlooked. According to Wikipedia, Jabateh scored 11goals for three clubs ( CSKA Moscow, Poak and Krasnodar) during the period of five seasons. 
Where Has It Gone Wrong? Sekou Jabateh Oliseh is currently manage by M&D sports management. Only five out of the 10 players they manage are attach to club currently, with notable Ghanaian central defender John Boye making the cut of attach players. 
Since June 2015 Jabateh has never feature in an official match for both club and country. According to transfer market,Jabateh market value dropped drastically from £3.42m to £360k, and this figure came this low since November 20, 2016.
Currently a…

Nuchie Meek aims fresh dig at Revoluxon Rocky

Nuchie through his latest single reignited his beef with Trapco artists Revoluxon Rocky.
It is fast becoming the biggest musical rivalry in the Liberian Musical Industry. It all started when Revolution, Co.Z x Christoph came up with a track called (Eggs are cooked from the edges), C.Note, Kpanto x Nuchie Meek got a bad taste of the track and responded with an effort called (Hard target).
April 11 2018 - Revoluxon questions Nuchie and others 'activities'
"Looka ayy.... la beef song there??? You belleh go hide and suck titties somewhere.... Weak ass flowI'm chasing paper and you're chasing me?? Stupid much??", Revoluxon wrote on instagram.
April 23 2018 - Nuchie slams Revoluxon 'beef'
On April 23, Nuchie delivered an update to fans about his latest single, ERU.  In one of his lines  He said "you beefing on facebook like you don't have studio time,  Keep your beef for another time"
The fans attention are now drawn to weather Revoluxo…

Ghana likely to import timber from Liberia

The Director of Communications for the Domestic Lumber Traders Association of Ghana, Anthony Partey Asare, has said the Association is contemplating importing lumber from Liberia since the lumber from Ghana’s forests are fast losing their quality.

Speaking in an interview with Citi News in Tema, Mr Partey Asare said “we as wood sellers in the country have travelled to other countries around our sub-region to see if we can get access to import quality lumber because the quality we have here is not the best. We found our way to Liberia and when we got there, we saw that the quality we want is there.”

He said the Association again travelled to South America and is looking at importing lumber from some countries there to serve the Ghanaian market and also add value for export.

“For now, we are looking at importing quality lumber from Liberia to serve the local market and also add value to it for the international market.”

Mr Partey Asare said “we are only appealing to the gov…

Unapologetic Bucky Raw Blame Female Fans For His Deportation

Bucky Raw is not as apologetic as he pretended to be when he first got deported to Liberia. When the artist was released from jail, he wrote a letter of apology to his kids, finace and female fans for the domestic violence rumors.  During his first interview when he arrived in Liberia, he re-echoed this apology. 
Well, the rapper did a 360 when he made a comment under a live video on Facebook.   He wrote, "To be real y'all are the reason I got deported...all the lies y'all telling is the reason why I was arguing with my daughter's mom that got me in jail and deported. There's the truth y'all Liberian females doing too much and y'all the ones that got me deported." Check out his comment below.


LIBERIA U20 VS SIERRA LEONE MATCH PREVIEW

In an effort to restore hope to citizens, BYC Striker Sam Jackson left it late to secured a 2-1 win for the Junior Red, white and blue boys over Guinea Bissau. On the other hand, Sierra Leone lost to Ivory Coast by 4 goals to 1goal after securing a win over Guinea Bissau in their first group stage match.
The rules for qualification send Junior Lonestar into the encounter looking for a compulsory win if they are to make it to the next stage of the tournament. Sierra Leone U20 will progress to the next level if they can get at least a draw from the match. 
MATCH FACTS:
Both teams are going into the encounter with 3 points 
LIBERIA U20 Liberia U20 won their last match. Liberia U20 has fail to scored in one of two matches. Form: LW
SIERRA LEONE U20 Sierra Leone U20 has scored at least one goal in the last 2 matches. Sierra Leone U20 lost her last match. Form: WL

Saturday : 4:00pm Venue: Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports.                         Complex

 Writer Momolu M. Kpanyanwu 

Sirleaf becomes first woman to receive $5m Mo Ibrahim leadership prize

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described herself as an imperfect leader on Friday when she accepted the prestigious $5m Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. "As the first woman to receive this Mo Ibrahim Foundation Prize award, it is my hope that women and girls across the continent are inspired to break down barriers," said the 79-year-old who left office earlier this year.
"Where there is a first, there will be a second."
The world's richest individual prize is given to a democratically-elected African leader who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, served their mandated terms and left office within the previous three years.
The award comes with $5m, which is paid over 10 years, and $200 000 annually for life from then on.
"I stand before you today an imperfect leader, from a complex, post-conflict society, on a continent of uneven progress, during a time of global uncertainty," she told an audience o…

Nigerian gang leader jailed for drugs and firearms offenses in UK

A member of an organised crime network who modelled himself on real and fictional gangsters, was jailed at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday, 26 April for nine years and three months in the U.K

Oluwatobi Sunmonu, 26, was arrested as a result of an intelligence-led investigation carried out by the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command. His co-conspirators, Toni Ferry and Iyisha Levine, were also arrested.

On 20 May 2017, officers searched a room at the Queens Hotel Bayswater where they found four bags locked with padlocks. The bags were found to contain: - Five handguns; - One semi-automatic firearm;
- One silencer;
- A large quantity of live ammunition;
- A large quantity of component parts of ammunition;
- A large quantity of Class A drugs (cocaine and heroin). The drugs were valued at approximately £152,000.

Detectives also discovered a false driving licence in the name of Thomas Corleone. The picture on the licence was of Sunmonu, who they identified after reviewing CCTV a…

Davido in a physical fight with South African actress Boity



Nigerian musician Davido and South African TV presenter cum actress Boity Thulo are reported to have had a physical confrontation at the All White 30 Billion concert held at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on April 22.
Boity alleged that Davido wanted to go to her room, allegations that Davido denied.
It took the intervention of the organiser of the show, flamboyant businessman Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure to calm her down.
The police were then called in to calm the situation.
Davido took to Snapchat to bash Boity.
“No more horny, hungry hoes around me. Rubbish. Wants to be back on TV so bad.”

Senator Prince Johnson Outrightly rejects Dual Citizenship

Senator Prince Johnson rejecting dual citizenship and the deportation of 24 Liberians from the U.S dominate the headlines of Liberian newspapers on Friday.
Cllr. Sherman, in a nine - page document read in the plenary of the Liberian Senate, Thursday argued that there is need for change in the 1986 Constitution, especially the portion that prohibits dual citizenship.

The Grand Cape Mount County Senator believes that if Liberia opens itself to dual citizenship, the state’s economy will expand. According Sen. Sherman, Liberians who left the country during the bitter civil wars and have taken citizenships in other countries for social and economic protection should be allowed to regain their Liberian citizenship.

But Sen. Sherman’s suggestions were immediately rebuffed by Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson who insists that Liberia does not need dual citizenship to improve the health and education sectors here. Sen. Johnson, who supported Mr. Weah’s presidential bid in the 2017 runof…

What We Expect From Bucky Raw Within The Next Few Years

It was few days back when Bucky Raw deportation saga spread all over Monrovia like wild fire.  That scene came to conclusion after the artist had an interview with Rickslyn Myers, that gave fans the clarity they fans seek, leaving fans not arguing about his deportation but rather his next move and overall impact in the Liberian Entertainment Industry. 
Bucky is already a top artist, but if he is to maintain or add up to his already developed status, then he definitely has to do what he knows best, rap. 
Bucky Raw entire musical career has been in the United States of America. With all his time in the United States, he still made it possible that his fans back home got a taste of his flow, something most Liberian artists overseas struggle with. His time in the States didn't restrict his style of music to only hip-hop. The fact that he mixed Trapco, Hip-hop and Mano is one aspect that has his career on  high. 
WILL THE FANS GET THE BEST OUT OF HIM?  There is a growing fee…

Happy Birthday Melania Trump - How Old Is Melania Trump?

First Lady Melania Trump turns 48 today. Born in the former Yugoslavia in 1970, Melania Trump married Donald in 2005 and became first lady of the United States 12 years later.

Bill Cosby lashes out in court after being found guilty in sexual assault retrial

Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America's Dad.
Cosby, 80, could end up spending his final years in prison after a jury concluded he sexually assaulted Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He claimed the encounter was consensual.


Cosby stared straight ahead as the verdict was read but moments later lashed out loudly at District Attorney Kevin Steele after the prosecutor demanded the former TV star be sent immediately to jail. Steele told the judge Cosby has a plane and might flee.
"He doesn't have a plane, you a--hole!" Cosby shouted at Steele. "I'm sick of him!"


The judge decided Cosby can remain free on $1 million bail while he awaits sentencing, but restricted him to Montgomery County, …

Alexis Ohanian gushes about Serena Williams, "I'm so proud of this woman"



Ladies, if you find a man who's as proud of you as Alexis Ohanian is proud of Serena Williams, keep him.
The Reddit co-founder has proved time and time again that he's husband goals with the way he supports, cheers, and promotes his wife Serena Williams.

The father-of-one took to Instagram to gush about his tennis star wife after a film about her life - Being Serena- premiered.
Sharing a photo of them together at the premiere, he wrote:
Still high from the #BeingSerena premiere last night -- so much energy and emotion in the theater. You've never seen anything like this. I'm so proud of this woman; this documentary series; and the important, hard conversations I know it will start.

Woman shares story about how she gave birth in a hotel all by herself with the help of YouTube, shoelaces, and knives

 A Virginia woman has made international news headlines after she gave birth all by herself in an Istanbul hotel room by watching YouTube and using shoelaces and knives.
She has now become an internet sensation and she has shared her story, which is too good to be missed.
Tia Freeman had no idea she was pregnant until the last trimester. The type of birth control she takes made it so she didn’t have a cycle so that wasn’t an indicator for her. When she eventually found out she was pregnant, she had already planned a trip abroad and booked her ticket so she refused to let that go to waste.
However, while traveling to Istanbul, Turkey, she started cramping but had no idea it was labor. When she landed, she managed to make it to her hotel room and at this point, it became obvious she was in labour.
She watched on Youtube how to give birth and following the directions, she gave birth in her hotel bathroom, then used her shoelace to tie the umbilical cord before cutting it with a knife s…

Kanye West accuses John Legend of "manipulating my free thought" as he shares personal text message between them on Twitter and Chrissy Teigen reacts

 Kanye West has shared a personal text message between him and his friend John Legend and in it, he accused Legend of "manipulating my free thought".
Kanye shared the private chats on Twitter. In the message, Legend asked Kanye to reconsider his stance on aligning himself with Donald Trump because he has fans relying on him and they might be disappointed. But Kanye disagreed then accused him of trying to manipulate his free thought.
John wrote:

Hey it's JL. I hope you'll reconsider aligning yourself with Trump.
You're way too powerful and influential to endorse who he is and what he stands for. As you know, what you say really means something to your fans.
They are loyal to you and respect your opinion. So many people who love you feel so betrayed right now because they know the harm that Trump's policies cause, especially to people of color.
Don't let this be part of your legacy. You're the greatest artist of our generation. However, Kanye stood hi…

Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Intellectual Property

By Robin Dopoe, Jr., Guest Blogger Intellectual property protection is critical in fostering innovation. Without protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development. Similarly, artists would not be fully compensated for their creations and cultural vitality would suffer as a result. And so to help artists, inventors and players in the industry in Liberia to understand some basic terms of IP, we are launching this series. Who grants protection? Intellectual Protection is granted by virtue of registration by the Government of Liberia through the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO), with the issuance of a certificate of registration of creations or corporation works, after completing all the steps and procedure and payment of prescribed fees required for registration. What is Intellectual Property? Intellectual Property very broadly means the legal rights which result from intellectual ac…

Matadi becoming top-notch thrower with positivity, work ethic



Kpah Matadi, at 6 feet tall and 235 pounds, is a momma's boy. Matadi tried to be a role model for his siblings as his mother dealt with moving and struggled to find a job. Matadi has always tried to be the best he can be for his family.
Matadi's family moved from Monrovia, Liberia, when he was just 5 years old. He doesn't remember much except learning to ride a bike, the dust from the roads and lots of sun.
Matadi, his parents and his two siblings stopped in two different countries on their way to the United States in hope of a better life. Matadi didn't adjust quickly. His first American experience was eating rice, which he quickly threw up.
Matadi lived in the Philadelphia area for the next few years. His part of town was safe, he said, but he consistently heard of shootings and gang violence. Matadi's father, a truck driver, made a visit to Fargo and loved it. So again Matadi's family started from scratch and moved to West Fargo when he was a sophomore.
M…

Donald Trump Thanks Kanye West For Recent Statements

Donald Trump responds to Kanye West on their favorite social media app. Kanye West's political alignment has raised a lot of eyebrows over the past several days. 'Ye's praise for Donald Trump was questioned in the past while many assumed his mental breakdown had something to do with it. However, we were wrong. Kanye West, the same guy who called George Bush out for "not caring about Black people" has doubled down on his comments on Donald Trump over the past few days. Earlier today, Kanye West said that Donald Trump is his "brother" and that they're both "dragon energy," whatever that means. Trump has now finally responded to 'Ye.
Donald Trump is very appreciative of Kanye West's recent praise. The president quoted the rapper's tweet and said, "Thank you Kanye, very cool!" While it's only a short statement, it speaks volumes. Kanye'…

Meek Mill Speaks On His Prison Release In First Video Interview With Lester Holt

Meek Mill's first post-prison interview with NBC's Lester Holt.
Just a couple weeks after Meek Mill spoke with NBC’s Lester Holt over the phone from prison, the MMG rapper returned to his show on NBC Nightly News Wednesday afternoon for a second interview. However this time around, Meek was a free man and was able to sit-down with Lester Holt face to face. In a special part interview that aired Wednesday night, Meek spoke about his last 24 hours since being free, and the responsibility he carries to fight for others and spread awareness to criminal justice reform.  “I haven't slept one second since getting out of prison. It’s actually a culture shock coming from a small cell back into the real world so I think my body has to adjust,” he said when asked if he’s slept yet. Touching on his freedom, Meek said he doesn't feel entirely free since getting released. "No, I don't feel free. I ain't feel free since I caugh…

Obama was in office for 8-years and nothing in Chicago changed

Kanye West continued his twitter rant yesterday and took a swipe at former President Barack Obama.

West who is a fan, supporter and friend of President Trump wrote, 'Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed. Claudio will be awesome when me and Chance build new homes in Chicago'.