Kanye West has just released a set date for the release of his 9th album, Jesus is King.
The reality TV star, business mogul and wife to West, Kim Kardashian shared an image of a notebook with a 12-track listing, complete with a title and release date. The name appears at the top of the paper followed by 12 entries, including ‘Water’, which is a song Kanye debut at his Coachella Sunday Service in April. Underneath that, there is a date, September 27, which fans have speculated could well be the day the 42-year-old star drops his ninth studio album. Kardashian also captioned the post with a prayer emoji.
According to a photo posted on West’s website, the project previously known as Yandhi but now JESUS IS KING will drop September 27, featuring 12 songs.
The religion-traversing track list is very en-brand for Yeezus himself, whose weekly Sunday Services see the rapper sing gospel renditions of classics and reworked versions of his own music.
The Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie just bagged the Kassel Citizens’ ” Prism of Reason” Award for her “vision of humanistic diversity”.
The award ceremony which takes place at the State Theater of Kassel in Germany is also in recognition of Chimamanda undeniable literary prowess, but also for her equality and justice advocacy.
The “Prism of Reason” award which was founded in 1990 by citizens of the city of Kassel and the region. So far, the prize has been awarded 28 times.
The first prize-winner (in 1991) was the then German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher; he was honoured for his services to the opening of the Iron Curtain.
The 42nd Birth Anniversary of the multiple award winning writer also coincides with the Award ceremony which held in Germany on Sunday.
According to a statement issued by the organizers of the event, the prize is awarded to ‘persons or institutions whose work serves the ideals of the Enlightenment by overcoming ideological barriers and promoting reason and tolerance towards dissenters’.
“The Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of the Society of Friends and Sponsors of the Kassel Citizens’ Prize have selected Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as the 2019 winner of the “Prism of Reason”. This makes her the first Nigerian to receive this remarkable prize.
HBO Max, a division of WarnerMedia Entertainment, is creating a straight-to-series order for the television adaptation of Adichie’s most recent novel ‘Americanah’.
The 10-episode series will star Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, with the pilot being written by screenwriter and actor Danai Gurira (who starred in the movie “Black Panther”)- and will be co-produced by Lupita Nyong’o and Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B.
Adichie has also been trending non-stop on social media since Friday when a Twitter group of fans of the writer @Chimamanda_Army went viral to announce a competition to celebrate her birthday.
The competition tagged #10ThingsAboutChimamanda, encourages participants to list 10 things about Adichie to stand the chance of winning fan-donated prizes.
The prizes include: 10 collections of Chimamanda’s books, 10 pairs of movie tickets to watch a film of their choice at any Filmhouse cinema location; and 10 Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 Tablets.
According to the fans, the competition kicked off fully at 12am midnight Nigerian time/GMT (the start of her birthday, Sunday September 15th) and will run until 5pm Nigerian time/GMT of the same day.
The South African musician has been dropped from the list of performers at the Mapopoma Festival taking place in Victoria Falls in December because of her tweets last week.
Some of the tweets alleged that the Zimbabweans are owning houses built for poor South Africans with their taxes and she said “they should go”.
The wololo crooner has also alleged that her account was hacked after the Zimbabweans outcry seeking to block her from setting foot in Zimbabwe for the festival over her rants.
The second annual Mapopoma Festival which is to to be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls in December, claims that its not safe for the musician to travel to Zimbabwe after the outcry.
This decision was reached after extensive consultations between Babes Wodumo’s management and the Mapopoma Festival Board of Directors after the controversial Xenophobic tweets from her official Twitter account, wherein the musician alleges that she was hacked.
Ghanaian dancehall Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly known as Shatta Wale, has come out to praise bola ray for supporting his music.
He wrote: “Over the years this man has held me down on so many occasions, We have our differences, but he speaks truth to friends for a Better Being…Today I celebrate Mr Nat kwabena Adissi aka Bola Ray for helping me brand myself so well in this industry of music ..Love always!!!”
Shatta Wale added that Bola Ray is someone who always wants to see the success of others by contributing his quota.
Effyzzie Music Group star woman Yemi Eberechi Alade has taken to her instagram page on Monday to announce her record label new licensing deal with Universal Music Africa/ Universal Music France.
Universal Music Africa also confirmed the new deal on its instagram page @universalmusicafrica.
Its been a good year for the “johhny crooner’ who also featured in Beyonce “Gift” album on the track “don’t jealous me”
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