Just Last week, beyonce released her complementary album, The Lion King: The Gift, which she called "a love letter to Africa."

One of the album's standout tracks, "Brown Skin Girl," features vocals from Queen Bey's 7-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Guyanese rapper SAINt JHN and Nigerian singer WizKid are also featured in the single.

The empowering song praises brown-skinned women like Lupita Nyong'o, Naomi Campbell, and Kelly Rowland, and has inspired others to embrace their own melanin for all of its richness and beauty.

Over the weekend, the hashtag #BrownSkinGirlChallenge went viral with Black women around the world uploading photos of themselves feeling proud of the skin they're in.
The Awolowo's grandson in the Big brother House, Seyi and Though lady Tacha got the red Light of eviction from the race... The remaining housemate left in shock and fear.

Funny enough it was a cook up prank of the big brother after many haters and likers of the duo had passed judgements you can imagine...

It keeps getting hot and hot... Who's next to be Evicted?
Uti Nwachukwu, Lilian Afegbai and Juliet Ibrahim have reacted to the video of BBNaija housemate, Tacha, hurling insults and pushing her fellow housemate, Mike.

Tacha was crossed with Mike and other male housemates for getting drunk at the house party last night. 
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari has reacted to the claims by singer Timi Dakolo that “some strange men” made attempts to invade his residence.

Igbere TV reports that Dakolo, earlier today, took to his Instagram account to raise an alarm over a strange bus that parked in front of his house.

According to Dakolo, the occupants of the bus were armed with guns.

The singer posted a photo of the bus – a Toyota Hiace bus — with registration number Lagos BR932KSF.

Apparently calling the police attention to the development, which was reported by Sahara Reporters, Mrs. Buhari wrote;


According to Igbere TV reports that Timi Dakolo and his wife, Busola, have been the focus of a media sensation that bothers on the alleged rape of his Busola by the presiding Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA.

Frenkie de Jong would welcome the opportunity to work with Neymar at Barcelona, with the Camp Nou new-boy already excited to be linking up with Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.

The Netherlands international agreed a switch to Catalunya back in the winter transfer window.

He has now joined a star-studded squad and is expected to make the reigning La Liga champions even stronger with his creativity and ball-playing ability.

Barca are also working to bolster attacking ranks that already included five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi and prolific Uruguayan Luis Suarez.

Griezmann has been acquired from Atletico Madrid in a €120 million deal (£108m/$135m), while talk of a move to bring Neymar back from Paris Saint-Germain refuses to go away.

“Of course I would like to play with Neymar,” De Jong told Spanish publication Sport.

“I think he's a really good player but it isn't up to me to decide if he comes to Barcelona or not.”

He added on the arrival of World Cup winner Griezmann: “I think we already knew he is an amazing player.

“He's one of the best strikers in the world and he's showing that so far. He's a good guy and amazing player and he's adapting really well.”

Frenkie de Jong Barcelona 2019

De Jong will be looking to provide the ammunition for Barca’s strike force in 2019-20, with a mercurial Argentine one of those he is looking forward to playing alongside.

He said of Messi: “I think he's the best player in the world.

“I'm looking forward to playing with all the guys, not only with Messi.”

While Barcelona have spent big bringing fresh faces into their ranks during the current window, they have not landed all of those who registered on their radar.

De Jong’s former Ajax team-mate Matthijs de Ligt has opted to further his development in Italy alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.

Barca had been heavily linked with the teenage centre-half, but still boast plenty of proven options in that area of the field.

Quizzed on De Ligt’s decision to head for Serie A, De Jong said: “No, I'm not disappointed. Not at all.

“Of course, I'd be happier if he had decided to join Barcelona. But it's his decision and he made to make it with his family, his agent and girlfriend. I'm happy for him.

“He's made a great move. I would rather see him at Barcelona but Juventus is a good move for him.”
BBNaija housemate, Ike is celebrating his birthday today as he gets thrown into the pool.

 We could recall, Mercy and Ike were the first partners in the Big Brother Naija 2019 edition to thrill viewers with romantic relationship as both housemates kissed after expressing interest in each other. 
Award-winning Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji has featured in British-Nigerian actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s semi-autobiographical film, “Farming”, alongside star Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Damson Idris.

The multitalented mother of one recently wowed the world with her directorial debut film, “Lionheart” that became the first African film to be acquired by American film streaming platform, Netflix.

The actress who is not slowing down in cementing her name in the sands of time as one of the greatest actresses to come out of Africa, featured in the filming of Farming which took place around locations in London and Nigeria back in 2017.

The Nigerian star will be acting alongside British-Nigerian actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje who has starred in successful films like OZ, Game of Thrones and Suicide Squad.

The film he disclosed would chronicle his childhood in the UK after being offered up to be fostered by a white working-class family.

Farming also stars another British actor of Nigerian descent, Damson Idris. Idris who has starred in film roles in Snowfall and Black Mirror plays a fictional character based on Adewale called Enitan. Nnaji on her part plays alongside Adewale playing his Nigerian student parents who farm him off to an abusive foster mother played by Kate Beckinsale known for roles in Underworld and Van Helsing.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw from Black Mirror and A Wrinkle in Time will also play the supporting character of the teacher who helps Enitan find his way to redemption.

The trailer of the film which is set for release in October has now been released and sees the film addressing issues like racism and identity.

Check out the trailer below:

Femi Falana in a communique sent out on Thursday, advocated for election petitions to be handled by retired Judges as serving judges have been overburdened, leaving all matters pending in their courts to carry out national assignments.

The human rights activists pointed out the adjournment of court cases by over 350 Judges of the State High Courts, Federal High Court, and National Industrial Court, for a 'national assignment' which was never within their jurisdiction.

Femi Falana pushed for a review of preference given to election petitions and appeals, and further stated that such cases are not handled by regular courts in neighbouring countries but by constitutional courts.

The statement reads “Over 350 Judges drawn from State High Courts, Federal High Court, and National Industrial Court and handling election petitions have adjourned all matters pending in their courts’ sine die. Their Lordships and Ladyships are said to have left their jurisdictions for “national assignment” in other parts of the country.

“Apart from appeals arising from pre-election cases and election petitions, both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court are adjourning all pending appeals till 2020 and 2021. The vacation of the Justices of the Court of Appeal has been cancelled to enable them to handle election-related appeals.

“Since all litigants are equal before the law it is high time the preference given to election petitions and appeals by Nigerian courts was reviewed. In some neighbouring African countries, election petitions are not handled by regular courts but by constitutional courts.

“It is therefore suggested that the Constitution be amended to allow retired judges to handle election petitions and appeals arising from them. If our retired judges can handle arbitral matters and participate in judicial commissions of enquiry they should be saddled with the responsibility to handle election petitions and appeals arising from them.

“The injustice meted out to litigants whose cases are not political by the legal system should stop forthwith in the interest of justice”.

Singing goddess Beyoncé’s Lion King project, Lion King: The Gift, is comprised of 14 all-new original tracks. Besides Beyoncé, Lion King: The Gift will also include work from Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, 070 Shake, Tierra Whack, Burna Boy, Jessie Reyez, WizKid and more.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter is also featured on the tracklists, with credits on “Brown Skin Girl.”

You can take a look at the tracklist for Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift album below.

The Lion King: The Gift is scheduled to see release on July 19, while the actual film will debut in theaters on July 18

Beyonce Lion King Track List

  1. Beyoncé – The Lion King: The Gift(Tracklist)
  2. Beyoncé, “Bigger”
  3. Beyoncé, “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)”
  4. Tekno / Yemi Alade / Mr. Eazi, “Don’t Jealous Me”

  5. Burna Boy, “Ja Ara E”
  6. Beyoncé / Kendrick Lamar, “The Nile”
  7. Beyoncé / JAY-Z / Childish Gambino, “Mood 4 Eva”
  8. Salatiel / Pharrell / Beyoncé, “Water”
  9. Blue Ivy Carter / SAINt JHN / WizKid / Beyoncé, “Brown Skin Girl”
  10. Tiwa Savage / Mr. Eazi, “Keys to the Kingdom”
  11. Beyoncé, “Otherside”
  12. Beyoncé / Shatta Wale, “Already”
  13. Tierra Whack / Beyoncé / Busiswa / Yemi Alade / Moonchild Sanelly, “My Power”
  14. 070 Shake / Jessie Reyez, “Scar”
  15. Beyoncé, “Spirit”
Arsenal have not come remotely close to matching Crystal Palace's asking price for Wilfried Zaha, according to Roy Hodgson.

The Gunners are in the market for wingers and Zaha is at the top of a list containing Barcelona's Malcom and Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth .

Zaha has generally refrained from commenting on the speculation but, earlier this month, his brother Judicael made a public plea for Palace to sanction the 26-year-old's "dream" transfer .

The south London club are believed to have rejected an opening offer of around £40 million ($50m), and the two clubs remain some distance apart in negotiations.

"I don't think Arsenal have actually made a bid that has come anywhere near our valuation," Eagles boss Hodgson told Sky Sports .

"I'm sure the player realises that if someone's going to take him away from us, he'll expect clubs to pay the market value.

"Until someone does that, there's not much to discuss regarding Wilf.

The Ivory Coast winger is currently on holiday having been knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations after a quarter-final defeat to Algeria.

Wilfried Zaha, Ivory Coast

Hodgson is keen to get his star man back as soon as possible, with Palace suffering a 6-2 loss in Tuesday's friendly with Barnet.

"He has high regard for himself, just as we have high regard for him.

"He has a long term contract and all we can do now is wish him well and hope he comes back to us very soon."

Palace have shown they are prepared to part with prized assets this close-season, selling right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50m ($63m).

"We would've loved to have kept him," Hodgson said of the England Under-21 international.

"But the bottom line is, when Manchester United come calling and they're prepared to pay what the club feel is the market value of the player, then all we can do is wish him well."