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Will Smith Resigns From Academy Over Oscars Slap

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Will Smith has tendered his resignation from the body that awards the Oscars after his attack on Chris Rock during the weekend ceremony, a statement said Friday.

“I am resigning from membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and will accept any further consequences the Board deems appropriate,” the actor wrote in a statement carried by multiple outlets.

“My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable.

“The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home.”

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Attendees at the Dolby Theatre watched open-mouthed as Smith mounted the stage and slapped Rock across the face after the comic made a joke about his wife’s closely cropped head.

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“I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken.

“I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film.”

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Black Sherif’s ‘Soja’ makes an appearance on Billboard Afrobeats Chart

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Black Sherif’s latest banger ‘SOJA’ of his upcoming album ‘The Villain I never Was ‘has made its debut on Billboard Afrobeats Charts just a few days after its release.

Blacko, on Friday, September 22, 2022, blessed his fans and listeners with a great tune titled ‘SOJA’. The song is one of the tracks on his upcoming Album.

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Ayra Starr: Before fame, I took my family to shows to act as my fans

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Ayra Starr, the fast-rising Nigerian singer, has recounted how she dealt with song unpopularity at concerts as a budding artiste.

The music star spoke about her career growth in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

In the tweet, Starr said as of early last year, she used to take her friends and family members to concerts to sing along with her — in situations where the audiences do not know the song.

“Early last year I used to take my friends and family to concerts and performances just in case no one knew my music, they would help me scream my songs and ginger the audience,” she wrote.

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Meek Mill Opens Up On His Fight With Davido

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The American rapper is pushing for a tour in Africa, and Davido might be instrumental in that.

American heavyweight rapper, Robert Rihmeek Williams, popularly known as Meek Mill, has opened up on his past feud with Nigerian Afrobeats star, Davido.

The duo, who released a collaboration titled “Fans Mi” back in 2015, have not really been seen together or collaborated on another song since, and Meek Mill has made it known that they indeed had issues.

The award-winning Philadelphia rapper recently reignited his wish to have a tour in Africa after he called upon African promoters to make it happen. Not relenting on that cause, on Wednesday the 5th of October, via his twitter page, he also reached out to Davido to make the Africa tour work.

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Meek also spoke about the past beef he had with the DMW singer, making it known that there were plans for him to come to Africa earlier but both parties were “mad at each other”. He

Im@getting a lot of calls from Africa!!! Let’s make it work Davido was suppose to been make it happen we was mad at eachother a lil bit around that time lol

Im@getting a lot of calls from Africa!!! Let’s make it work Davido was suppose to been make it happen we was mad at eachother a lil bit around that time lol— MeekMill (@MeekMill) October 5, 2022

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