Monday, 7 December 2015

Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift And The Weeknd Lead The 2016 Grammy Nominations

America’s Music biggest night is just two months away, and on Monday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. 

Kendrick Lamar leads with 11 nominations, while Taylor Swift and The Weeknd are tied at seven nominations each, according to a press release from CBS. 

Check out the full list of nominees below.
Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor
Record of the Year
Really Love, D’Angelo & The Vanguard
Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
Can’t Feel My Face, The Weeknd
Blank Space, Taylor Swift
Song of the Year
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
Album of the Year
Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
Traveller, Chris Stapleton
1989, Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness, The Weeknd
Best Pop Solo Performance
“Heartbeat Song,” Kelly Clarkson
“Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Ship To Wreck,” Florence + The Machine
“Sugar,” Maroon 5
“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
Best R&B Performance
“If I Don’t Have You,” Tamar Braxton
“Rise Up,” Andra Day
“Breathing Underwater,” Hiatus Kaiyote
“Planes,” Jeremih Featuring J. Cole
“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” The Weeknd
Best Rap Performance
“Apparently,” J. Cole
“Back To Back,” Drake
“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
“All Day,” Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
Best Rap/Song Collaboration
“One Man Can Change The World,” Big Sean featuring Kanye West & John Legend
“Glory,” Common & John Legend
“Classic Man,” Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur
“These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
“Only,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
Best Rap Song
“All Day”
“Trap Queen”
Best Rap Album
2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole
Compton, Dr. Dre
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake
To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint, Nicki Mina

Ooni of Ife’s coronation ceremony (See Photos)

Presentation of staff of office and officialcoronation of his imperial majesty Arole Oduduwa, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife.
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar were some of the important personalities graced the occasion.


El-Rufai, Linda Ikeji, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, others ‘on fleek’ at The Future Awards Africa 2015 + winners list

The 10th anniversary edition of The Future Awards Africa, took place on Sunday, December 6, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Victoria Island.
The event hosted by South Africa’s Bonang Matheba and Nigeria’s Darey Art-Alade had D’banj performing one of his hit songs, Top of the world.

The star studded event has the Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, Mo Abudu, Linda Ikeji, Omawumi, Kelechi Amadi–Obi, OC Ukeje, Niyola, and others in attendance.
Adebola Williams (1)Adebola Williams and El rufaiLala AkindojuOmawumiEbukaZinaDenolaGovenor of Kaduna, El rufaiLinda Ikeji
Here are the most outstanding youths in Africa.
The Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology
1. Rasheeda Mandeeya Yehuza (Ghana) – Winner 
2. Joshua Ihejiamaizu (Nigeria)
3. Abiola Olaniyan (Nigeria)
4. Duran De Villiers (South Africa)
5. Arthur Zang (Cameroon)

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Enterprise Support
1. Clarisse Iribagize. (Rwanda)
2. Enow Awah Georges Stevens (Ghana)
3. Olufunbi Falayi (Nigeria) – W inner
4. Catherine Mahugu (Kenya)
5. Venuste Kubwimana (Kenya)

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Advocacy & Activism
1. Anoziva Marindire (Zimbabwe)
2. Olumayowa Okediran (Nigeria)
3. Segawa Patrick (Uganda)
4. Sakar Uchechukwu (Nigeria)
5. Queen Baboloki (Botswana) –  Winner

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Education
1. Josephine Marie Goodwill (Ghana)
2. Abena Agyemang (Ghana)
3. Cynthia Onwuchuruba (Nigeria)
4. Lily Kudzro (Ghana) – Winner
5. Maccathy Lomotey (Ghana)

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service
1. Nkechi Okwuone (Nigeria)
2. Obiefule Iroabueke (Nigeria)
3. Emmanuel N. B. Flomo (Liberia) – Winner
4. Lefatshe Anna Moagi (South Africa)
5. Sakaja Johnson (Kenya)

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment
1. Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
2. Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)
3. Refiloe Maele “Cassper Nyovest” Phoolo (South Africa)
4. Olamide “Badoo” Ayodeji (Nigeria) – Winner
5. Anne Kansiime (Uganda)

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture
1. Witness Sanga (Tanzania)
2. David Asiamah (Ghana) – Winner
3. Fanka A. Yenah (Cameroon)
4. Momarr Mass Taal (Gambia)
5. Lawrence Afere (Nigeria)

The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
1. Samuel Malinga (Uganda) –  Winner
2. Kasope Ladipo-Ajai (Nigeria)
3. Evans Wadongo (Kenya)
4. Titus Mawano (Uganda)
5. Ali-shah Jivraj (Uganda)

The Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment
Ukinebo Dare – Winner
Ezewosu  Ifedi Ralph
Olumide Adeleye
Ifeanyi Aniagoh
Kabiru Saidu  Dakata
Olajide Kabir Oluwatosin

The Future Awards Africa Prize in Community Action
1. Edmund Duodu Antwerp (Ghana)
2. Kelvin Mutize (Zimbabwe) – Winner
3. Elijah Amoo Addy (Ghana)

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year
1 Adesoji Solanke (Nigeria)
2 Teresa Mbagaya (Kenya)
3. Barclay Okari (Kenya)
4 Philip Obaji Jnr. (Nigeria) – Winner
5 Trevor Noah (South Africa)

Back together? Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida spotted at The Future Awards Africa 2015 (PHOTO)

Perhaps, Toke Makinwa and husband, Maje Ayida, have fallen back into each other’s arms?

The pair have been teasing fans on Instagram with hints of a possible reconciliation but they were spotted together on Sunday night at The Future Awards Africa 2015, which held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Perhaps, they are giving their marriage a second chance?
Below is their picture together on the red carpet of the event.