American Rapper Trevor George Smith Jr. also known as Busta Rhymes was seen miming one of Davido’s hit single ‘Fall’.

The ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ crooner took to his Instagram page to display his excitement.

He said “This video makes me so happy”

Below is the video as shared by Davido

Philippines’ Catriona Gray Crowned 2018 Miss Universe

Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants.

Catriona Gray, 24, finished first ahead of the South African and Venezuelan finalists in the glittering televised event hosted by American comic turned TV host Steve Harvey and supermodel Ashley Graham.

In the final round, Gray earned applause describing her work in the slums of the Philippine capital Manila.

After winning she told reporters she would like to expand her work with an organisation in the Philippines that promotes education on HIV and AIDS.

“A few years ago I lost a close friend to health complications with HIV,” she said.

“So spreading awareness on that cause and encouraging people to get the simple test and knowing their status is definitely one of the first projects that I’d like to pursue.”

Gray — a student of music theory — beat more than 90 contestants from around the globe in the 67th instalment of Miss Universe, which was held in the Thai capital’s Impact Arena.

During the competition, which was broadcast live, candidates were asked questions on press freedom, legalisation of marijuana, refugees and the #MeToo movement.

This year’s event drew positive feedback for themes of inclusivity and an all-women panel of judges made up of business leaders and former Miss Universe titleholders.

Miss Spain’s Angela Ponce made history as the first transgender candidate in a competition once owned by President Donald Trump, whose administration has attempted to block the military recruitment of transgender people.

“I always say: having a vagina didn’t transform me into a woman. I am a woman, already before birth, because my identity is here,” Ponce told AFP on Saturday, gesturing to her head.

She added she wanted her appearance to be empowering and that she hoped for a “new generation of human beings who are raised a lot better, more tolerant and respectful.”

But issues of tolerance and respect came centre stage during the competition when Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers appeared to poke fun at Miss Vietnam and Miss Cambodia on social media for not being able to speak English.

The comments went viral but Summers later posted an apology on Instagram, saying she did not “intend to hurt” her fellow competitors.

Gray’s victory was closely followed in the Philippines, where beauty pageants are hugely popular.

Social media exploded with clips of fans jumping for joy and hugging each other as the Filipina contestant went through each successive round and eventually won.

A spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte in a statement praised Gray’s win for putting the Philippines on the world map “for its beauty and elegance”.

AFP

US television network CBS paid $9.5 million Eliza Dushku, an actress on primetime drama “Bull,” and wrote her off the show after she claimed the lead actor had harassed her.

Michael Weatherly made several lewd comments or jokes in front of the production team referring to Dushku’s physique, with sexual connotations, according to The New York Times, which first reported the development.

The actor acknowledged having made most of the comments but insisted that they were not sexual advances.

Dushku shared her discomfort at the remarks with the production team before speaking with Weatherly, and the situation did not improve.

Several days later, the actress learned that she had been written off the show even though the production team had previously told her it was planning to give her character a recurring role in the series.

After weighing taking legal action against CBS, the 37-year-old actress turned to mediation, which led to an agreement. The settlement amount corresponds to the payment she would have received had she fulfilled the entire term of her contract.

The network is reeling from having had to fire its CEO Les Moonves in September over sexual harassment and assault claims. Last year, star host Charlie Rose was fired after eight women accused him of sexual harassment.

“The allegations in Ms. Dushku’s claims are an example that, while we remain committed to a culture defined by a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace, our work is far from done,” CBS said.

But no action was taken against the man who since 2016 plays the role of Jason Bull, a psychologist who counsels lawyers during the trial.

“During the course of taping our show, I made some jokes mocking some lines in the script,” Weatherly, who was a star of the network’s leading drama NCIS for 13 seasons, told the Times.

“When Eliza told me that she wasn’t comfortable with my language and attempt at humor, I was mortified to have offended her and immediately apologized.

“After reflecting on this further, I better understand that what I said was both not funny and not appropriate, and I am sorry and regret the pain this caused Eliza.

AFP

The title of Miss Venezuela went on Thursday to a woman from the country’s largest slum after a ceremony that traded glitz for frugality reflecting an acute economic free fall.

The new beauty queen in a country that loves this kind of pageant is Isabella Rodriguez, 25, from a Caracas shantytown called Petare — home to well over half a million people.

“From Petare to the world, dreams can, in fact, come true,” Rodriguez, who works as a model, said during the question and answer session of the contest. Girls in her crime-ridden slum want to emulate her, she added.

The ceremony lasted four hours and some people on Twitter called it tedious and boring.

It had its share of gaffes, such as one contestant walking out on stage without the sash indicating what state she represented and another whose dress slipped off during a dance number.

With the organizers seeking to cut costs, the 65th edition of the pageant was moved from its historic home at an arena with room for 20,000 people to a 200-seat television studio.

The economy of this oil-rich country is in ruins after five years of recession. People endure severe shortages of food, medicine and other basics and inflation for 2019 is forecast by the IMF to come in at a mind-boggling 10 million per cent. An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled since 2015.

The economic crisis meant much of the glamour had to go this year, and some of the contestants have been turning up to rehearsals by bus or metro.

The organizers were forced to shut down temporarily amid accusations that officials had procured young women as sexual companions for wealthy sponsors, including businessmen and officials in the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Osmel Sousa, director of the Miss Venezuela Organization for nearly 40 years and nicknamed the “beauty czar”, stepped down. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Rodriguez will represent Venezuela at the Miss World pageant, where Venezuelans have an envious track record, sharing with India the record for the most victories, six.

AFP

Walt Disney Studios is again ending the year on a high note, posting more than $7 billion in global box office earnings, thanks to hits such as “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

This is only the second time in history any studio has surpassed the $7 billion mark, after Disney’s own industry-record 2016 global gross of $7.6 billion,” the company said in a statement on Monday.

“The Studios’ estimated international box office gross through December 9 is an estimated $4.069 billion, marking our second biggest year and the third biggest in industry history,” it added.

Disney’s success comes as the studio is set to release “Mary Poppins Returns” on December 19, which is expected to top the box office during the holiday season.

“To date, four of the top eight worldwide releases of the year are from The Walt Disney Studios, including the top two global and top three domestic releases,” the company said.

“Avengers: Infinity War,” made by Disney’s Marvel subsidiary, led the way, earning $2 billion alone. It is followed by superhero movie “Black Panther,” which earned $1.35 billion worldwide.

“Incredibles 2,” made by Pixar, another Disney subsidiary, earned $1.24 billion.

Other top box office earners for 2018 are “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which has held the number one spot at the North American box office for the third consecutive week.

AFP

Just days to the end of 2018, Afro-Pop singer, Davido, has released a new song titled Wonder Woman.

The music video which features cameo appearances of female celebrities such as the Founder of Genevieve Magazine, Betty Irabor; Founder of House of Tara, Tara Durotoye, among others, was directed by Twitch.

Giving a different vibe from Davido’s other hit tracks, Wonder Woman is a song dedicated to women who have shown excellence in their chosen fields.

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Also making beautiful appearances were entrepreneurs, Funke Bucknor Obruthe; Singer, Omawumi, and Dancer, Kaffy among several others.

In the closing scene, the DMW boss is seen getting cosy with his love interest, a role played by his girlfriend, Chioma Avril Rowland, popularly known as ‘Chef Chi’.

Enjoy the video below

The lyrics to ‘One ticket’ by Nigerian Afro-pop rave of the moment, Kizz Daniel, is the most searched lyrics in Nigeria for 2018.

This is according to a 10-man Google Trends list published on Wednesday, December 12.

Google Trends is a report borne from analysis of popular search queries by language and region.

The report for Nigeria showed that ‘One Ticket’ beats the likes of Drake’s multi-award winning song ‘God’s Plan’ to clinch the topmost spot for most searched lyrics.

Kizz Daniel’s One Ticket was the first of a few other Nigerian lyrics that made it to the 2018 Google trends list.

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Below is the full list of the 2018 most searched lyrics in Nigeria, according to Google Trends.

1. One Ticket ( Kizz Daniel Ft. Davido)

2. God’s Plan (Drake)

3. In my feelings (Drake)

4. Fake Love (Duncan Mighty ft. Wizkid)

5. Assurance (Davido)

6. Nwa Baby (Davido)

7. Man’s Not Hot (Michael Dapaah)

8. Girls like you (Maroon 5)

9. Freaky Friday (Lil Dicky)

10. This is Nigeria (Falz)

The Google Trends list comes in diverse categories including most searched people, movies, news, sports and sporting events.

Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United came up tops in the list of most searched people in Nigeria for 2018, as well as the most searched sportsperson of the year.

In music, Wizkid’s ‘Fever’ came out tops in the most searched song of the year, while Black Panther secured the number one position for most searched movies

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Kevin Hart Out As Oscars MC Over Anti-Gay Tweets

US comedian and actor Kevin Hart abruptly withdrew from hosting the Oscars Thursday night amid flack for past homophobic and anti-gay tweets.

Two days after announcing he had landed what he called a dream gig, Hart said that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had told him to choose between apologizing for the tweets or losing the job.

Hart said the tweets were from nearly a decade ago and that he has matured since then.

“I chose to pass on the apology. The reason why I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times,” Hart, 39, said during a video posted to Instagram.

“I’ve said who I am now versus who I was then. I’ve done it. I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I’ve moved on and I’m in a completely different place in my life,” Hart said.

On Twitter, Hart apologized to the LGBTQ community for what he called “my insensitive words from my past.”

“I’m sorry that I hurt people,” he added. “I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”

The Academy must now find a new host for the 91st Academy Awards in February.

The “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” star was to have hosted the glitzy event after talk show host Jimmy Kimmel held the gig for two consecutive years.

Whoever hosts it will face pressure to boost audience ratings for the annual show that will be held on February 24 in Hollywood and which had an all-time low of 26.5 million viewers last year, compared to 43 million in 2014.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has said that it was introducing a number of changes to improve viewership, including shortening the show to three hours and handing out some of the awards during commercial breaks

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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Reach Child Custody Agreement

Hollywood superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached an amicable agreement on the custody of their six children, avoiding a potentially messy public trial, US media reported on Friday.

Pitt and Jolie announced their separation in September 2016 after two years of marriage and 11 years together.

Three of their children are their biological children, and the other three are adopted.

“A custody arrangement was agreed two weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Jolie’s lawyer, Samantha Bley DeJean, said in a statement carried by several US celebrity news outlets including TMZ.

“The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial,” she said.

The couple had been set for a trial on December 4 — the deal means they will not battle in court.

Jolie originally wanted to have sole custody of the children, while Pitt asked for shared custody.

The terms of the agreement are confidential, DeJean said.

The couple is still working out the details of their divorce, with the distribution of assets reportedly proving especially thorny. Jolie and Pitt did not have a prenuptial agreement

AFP