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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Receives FNF’s ‘Africa Freedom Prize’ For 2020

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) has awarded Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the “Africa Freedom Prize 2020” for her award-winning works where she relentlessly addresses the central social grievances and political challenges of our time. “As one of the most important intellectual champions of women’s rights, she inspires people around the world in…

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Headies 2020: Burna Boy, Fireboy DML And Tiwa Savage Lead Nominations | See Complete List

Nigeria’s most prestigious music award show, The Headies, has released this year’s nominee’s list. The year in review, July 2019 – September 2020 has unarguably been one of the most interesting times for the Nigerian music industry, most especially with the world’s attention on Nigerian music, specifically Afrobeats. For this year’s Headies award, Burna Boy, Fire boy…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Named Forbes Africa’s “African Of The Year” 2020

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the ex-Finance Minister and Nigerian candidate for the office of the director-general of the WTO has been honored as Forbes Africa’s 2020 “African of the Year”. The last issue of the year which is also the most awaited, uncovered the award bestowed on the brilliant economist which recognizes the continent’s most promising citizen, leading transformation and change on an…

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Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala Nominated For 2020 UEFA Women’s Team Of The Year

Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the first-ever Uefa Women’s Team of the Year, following her exploits with Barcelona Femení. The European football body released the shortlist for fan voting on Tuesday and the Super Falcons star unsurprisingly appeared on the nominations, along with 14 strikers, including teammate Jennifer Hermoso. Oshoala is the only African included, among the 50-woman list shortlisted…

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Beyoncé, Wizkid, Chris Brown Emerge Winners At The 2020 BET Soul Train Awards

The 2020 BET Soul Train Awards took place on Sunday, November 29, and this year the event truly had a global feel. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show was filmed in several locations and virtually aired on BET. This year’s show featured performances with some of music’s most talented stars, and some heartfelt acceptance speeches from the…

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Best FIFA Football Awards 2020: Ronaldo, Messi & More Lead Nominations | See Full List

Ahead of the the 2020 Best FIFA Football Awards, nominees for the annual ceremony were released on Wednesday on their official website. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Lewandowski, Lucy Bronze and Sam Kerr are amongst the biggest names to have been nominated for this year’s ceremony will be held on December 17. According to the organizers, the full list of…

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Burna Boy And Wikzid Receive Grammy 2021 Nod For ‘Twice As Tall’, Beyoncé’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’

The coronavirus pandemic may have cancelled a year’s worth of concerts and album release parties, but Music’s Biggest Night is not only moving ahead right on schedule, it’s set to be as big as ever. On Tuesday, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. The nominations included Nigerian music acts, Burna Boy and Wizkid which immediately…

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Red Carpet Glam! See How Celebrities Slayed At The 2020 American Music Awards

The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California housed the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday night, November 22, and your favorite global superstars attended dressed to the nines. The annual awards show ceremony was hosted this year by actress, writer, producer extraordinaire Taraji P. Henson with many coming together to celebrate the biggest hits of the past year,…

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Coronavirus: Organizers Suspend AFRIMA 2020 Over Public Safety Concerns

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have decided to reschedule its 2020 edition to 2021, in the light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The decision to suspend the 7th Annual Edition of the main awards ceremony, which had been scheduled to hold over five days…

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Cardi B Emerges Billboard’s “Woman Of The Year”, Fires Back At Critics

Cardi B on Thursday was named the Woman of the Year by Billboard and she had a few things to say to those who aren’t impressed with the honour. The Grammy award-winning rapper who is set to receive the award at Billboard’s 15th annual Women in Music event taking place virtually December 10, took to Instagram to defend…

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