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Denrele, Halima Abubakar host CAMA 2015

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As the fifth edition of Classic Africa Merit Award (CAMA) is set to hold on Sunday, September, 13 at 10 Degrees Events Centre in Ikeja Lagos, organisers have assembled a quartet host for the award scheme.

They include Denrele Edun, who will be taking command of CAMA lush green carpet with TV gal, Mercy Osuya, the host of De Gallery on MITV, and Nollywood diva, Halima Abubakar, who will complement radio anchor, Covenant Child right on the lavishly exquisite CAMA stage.

Organisers say the award is an opportunity to thank valued citizens of Nigeria and Africa for their contributions and to reinforce the behaviours and actions for which the award is presented. CAMA is the brain child of The Classic International Magazine in the calendar of the Africa community to honour real drivers of the African society in various fields of endeavour.

The award is managed in partnership with high ranking Brands/Print and Electronic media who have continued to serve as a reminder of the power to celebrate a form that is proven ever more versatile in the twenty first century.

“After spanning the globe for the finest in home-grown pros and cons in table of entertainment profession, we have confirmed the likes of these personalities who have made it in this year’s CAMA 2015,” say the organisers.

“They include the ever boisterous city big boy and Chairman of Etoks Communications, who equally plays big in the oil and gas sector of the economy, Deacon Iyke Kanu who is set to add glam to CAMA 2015 as the youngest person to chair the event in its five years of existence.

Chief Willie Obiano, as the Guest Speaker, will give a keynote address on “Winning War Against Insurgency in Contemporary African Society: The Anambra Example”, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode will serve as the chief host, while Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be the Special Guest of Honour. Other Special guests include the indefatigable governor of Ogun State, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, the governor of Kaduna State, His Excellency, Mallam Nasir El Rufai, Capt. Idris Wada of Kogi State, Dr. Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari of Zamfara State and governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose.”

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BBNaija: Beauty apologizes to fans, makes promises

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Beauty apologizes to fans, makes promises

Beauty Tukura, disqualified Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 7 housemate, has apologised to her fans.

She apologized for her irrational behavior which led to her untimely exit from the ‘Level up’ edition of the reality Tv show.

Recall that Beauty was disqualified on Sunday after receiving three strikes for disobeying the rules of BBNaija.

Beauty joined the likes of Tacha, Khloe, Erica who were disqualified from BBNaija for unruly attitude.

In a short video, Beauty thanked those who supported her through her short stay in the house despite her shortcomings.

Beauty said: “To everyone who’s been riding with me or supporting me, thank you.

“I’m so sorry I left like this. Alcohol got the best of me. Beauty will do better.”

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Nicki Minaj to receive Video Vanguard Award at 2022 MTV Video Music Awards

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Another musical milestone is on the way for Nicki Minaj.

The Queens-bred rapper will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this month’s MTV Video Music Awards in Newark and will perform at the show, organizers announced Monday.

Minaj, a 10-time Grammy nominee who’s sold more than 100 million records, is the second female rapper selected for the Video Vanguard Award, following 2019 recipient Missy Elliott. The award recognizes an artist’s career contributions to the music industry.

“Nicki has broken barriers for women in hip-hop with her versatility and creative artistry,” Viacom executive Bruce Gillmer said Monday.

“She has shifted the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover appeal, genre-defying style and continuing to be unapologetically ‘Nicki.’ ”

Minaj — whose hits include “Super Bass,” “Anaconda” and “Starships” — is a five-time winner at the VMAs, most recently receiving the trophy for best power anthem for “Hot Girl Summer” in 2019.

Her nomination in the best hip hop category for “Do We Have a Problem?” at this year’s ceremony is the 17th VMAs nod of her career.

The show will take place Aug. 28 at the Prudential Center. Minaj, 39, was born in Trinidad and Tobago but moved to New York during her youth and attended Manhattan’s famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School.

The Video Vanguard Award was introduced at the very first VMAs ceremony in 1984, with past recipients including the Beatles, Madonna, Jackson, LL Cool J, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez. It was last awarded in 2019.

Minaj said days before the 2021 VMAs ceremony that she had to back out of a performance, tweeting, “I’ll explain why another day. But I love those guys at MTV … Next year we there baby.”

She tweeted a few days later, “I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID?”

Top nominees at the 2022 VMAs include rappers Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X, who are each finalists for seven awards.

Latin music superstars Anitta and J Balvin and the pop rock band Panic! at the Disco are among the scheduled performers at the ceremony, which will air live on MTV and sister networks such as VH1, Comedy Central and BET beginning at 8 p.m. EDT.

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BBNaija: What Groovy said about Beauty’s disqualification

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BBNaija: What Groovy said about Beauty’s disqualification

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 7 housemate, Groovy has reacted to the disqualification of lover, Beauty.

Recall that Beauty was disqualified some minutes to the Sunday live eviction show after she got double strike for provocation and violence.

The beauty queen got into trouble after she threw her wig and glasses at Groovy after the Saturday Night Party.

Her disqualification is the first this season, barely two weeks into the reality Tv show.

When asked how he feels about Beauty’s disqualification, Groovy speaking to Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, said he’s shocked and sad about the decision.

He said: “I’m sad, it’s not something I’m happy about, I’m shocked about Beauty’s eviction, the last thing I wanted was for her to leave the house.”

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