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7 Things You Didn’t Know About The Voice Behind Big Brother 2018, Andre Blaze

We know the voice, we hear it everyday for 85 days but who is the face behind the voice? LADIES Only. JOIN the FabWoman Group on WhatsApp for FOOD, HEALTH & BEAUTY tips BB Naija 2018’s Big Brother himself has been revealed to be media personality, Andre Blaze Henshaw. It was not surprising to those who were quite familiar with his voice to recognize the personality behind the voice. Read Everything You Need To Know About Nollywood Actress Mimi Orjiekwe But for those who don’t know these are 7 quick facts about him. 1.Andre Blaze was born on August 14, 1983, to a mother from Anambra State and a father from Cross River State. He grew up in both Port Harcourt and Calabar. 2. Blaze pursued his undergraduate studies in Linguistics and Communication at the University of Port Harcourt, comple...

THis Is Why Football Player Mikel Obi’s Alleged Cousin Calls Him Out On Social Media

Football star Mikel Obi has been called out by his ‘cousin’ for not paying attention to his family, abandoning them and not helping. LADIES Only. JOIN the FabWoman Group on WhatsApp for FOOD, HEALTH & BEAUTY tips Mikel Obi’s alleged cousin had commented on one of the football star’s Instagram post giving a detailed reason why. He wrote, “GOOD DAY TO YOU COUSIN,HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY? I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOUR UNCLE, MY DAD HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM PARTIAL STROKE,UR DAD’S ONLY LIVING BROTHER RIGHT NOW.THE ONE YOU MEET AT CIVIC CENTER 5 YEARS AGO WHEN YOU OPENED YOUR FOUNDATION MR CHRISTOPHER OBIEKEZIE.I DON’T KNOW IF ANY OF THEM I.E YOUR PARENTS TOLD YOU HE HAS BEEN SUFFERING THIS SICKNESS SINCE NOV2,THOUGH MY DAD ASKED HIS BROTHER, YOU R DAD AND HE SAID HE TOLD YOU,EVEN...

GM plant tech boosts malaria drug yield

Image copyright Ying Liu / Xinhua Image caption Artemisia annua usually makes only small amounts of the drug in its leaves Scientists have modified a plant’s genetic sequence to make it produce high levels of a key malaria drug, potentially helping meet the large global demand. The team identified genes involved in making artemisinin, altering their activity to produce three times more of the drug than “normal” plants make. The plant-based production of the drug sometimes fails to meet demand. The shrubs don’t produce enough of the chemical in their leaves. The work appears in the journal Molecular Plant. “Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria,” said co-author Kexuan Tang of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. “Our strategy f...

Kushners, Needing Funds for N.J. Project, Got Web-Lender Loan

The company owned by the family of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner says Jersey City, a Democratic stronghold, is blocking its plan to build two towers because of politics and hinted a lawsuit is possible. Behind the fight there’s another struggle: paying for the project. The Kushners obtained temporary funds from a web-based lender that specializes in risky loans shunned by other financial firms, Bloomberg has learned. Earlier plans for the project at 1 Journal Square collapsed when WeWork, the workspace startup, left. Much of the development’s financing had been tied to its participation. 1 Journal Square site in Jersey City on June 9, 2017. Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America The lender, BofI Federal Bank, formerly known as Bank of Internet, has advertised that i...

J. Cole’s “Kevin’s Heart” Video Actually Stars Kevin Hart

While J. Cole’s latest studio album, KOD, continues to be dissected and digested by the masses, the Dreamville powerhouse has shared a video for “Kevin’s Heart,” a track revolving around infidelity. Directed by Cole and Scott Lazer, the cinematic visual actually stars actor/comedian Kevin Hart, who fessed up to cheating on his pregnant wife last December. For the video, Hart is seen shopping at a grocery store but he’s getting disapproving looks from fellow shoppers. He quickly notices people are staring and by the time he gets to the checkout counter, everyone stops what they’re doing and just glares at him. From there, Hart endures several more uncomfortable moments before he winds up at his mansion. As the camera pans away, viewers see the words “Choose Wisely” written in the sky. “Kevi...

R. Kelly’s Daughter Speaks On Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Her Dad

Joann Kelly, daughter of singer R. Kelly, didn’t have too much to say when asked about the controversy surrounding her father. After being approached by TMZ in Atlanta, Joann (who also goes by the stage name Buku) confessed that she didn’t “have much of a comment.” She later revealed the entire ordeal is “hard” and added that she feels “terrible” about what’s going on with her father. “It’s very close to my heart. It’s just hard ’cause it’s family matters. But overall, it’s hard. I try not to speak about it too much, but it is what it is. I feel terrible,” she said. [embedded content] Joann appeared to pause a bit when asked if she’s close with her father. She eventually answered the question by stating “we’re family. We’re gonna deal with each other.” Following last July’s release of a Bu...

Kehlani Clarifies Sexuality Following On-Stage Demi Lovato Kiss

As Kehlani rang in her 23rd birthday on Tuesday (April 24), the Oakland-bred singer had already spent some time clarifying her sexual preferences (and doing some damage control) on Twitter over the weekend. Following an on-stage kiss with pop princess Demi Lovato earlier this month, many fans were evidently curious about Kehlani’s sexuality. So, she took to the social media platform to clear things up. According to MSN, in a series of since-deleted tweets, Kehlani explained, “Cuz I keep geddin asked… I’m queer,” she initially tweeted. “No bi, not straight. I’m attracted to women, men, REALLY attracted to queer men, non binary people, intersex people, trans people. Lil poly pansexual papa hello good morning. Does that answer your questions?” Kehlani reportedly added she’s “least attracted” ...

Black Star Feeds Reunion Frenzy With Another Show Announcement

Brooklyn, NY – Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) and Talib Kweli — collectively known as Black Star — have announced they’ll be closing out 2018’s Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival on July 14. The performance comes with a panel on “The Making of the Black Star Album,” which will detail the behind-the-scenes of the duo’s seminal (and only) album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, which turns 20 in September. The veteran MCs have been dangling a full-fledged reunion in their fans’ faces since February when Bey declared a Madlib-produced Black Star album was on the way during a Denver tour stop. Kweli clarified the situation in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX during a show in Boulder, Colorado later that month. “It looks like it might happen,” Kweli told HipHopDX. “I found out on the interne...

Trump Clashes With China at U.S. High Court on Vitamin Exports

By Greg Stohr April 24, 2018, 3:08 PM EDT President Donald Trump’s administration and China took their trade feud to an unlikely forum Tuesday, clashing at the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday in a price-fixing case leveled against Chinese vitamin makers. The Trump administration is partially backing U.S. vitamin purchasers in their bid to revive a $148 million award they won in an antitrust lawsuit. China is helping defend a federal appeals court’s conclusion that it was bound by the Chinese government’s assertion that the companies were following that country’s laws. The appeals court threw out the award. The showdown, after the Supreme Court took the unprecedented step of granting argument time to China’s Ministry of Commerce, comes as the two countries threaten to slap tariffs on each other....

Trump Says His Veterans Affairs Nominee Should Consider Withdrawing

19:20 Steve Sosnick Interactive Brokers LLC, Chief Options Strategist 21:00 Eric Newcomer Bloomberg Editorial, Reporter:Tech Start-UPS 21:10 Hakeem S Jeffries (US)House of Representatives, New York Congressman (D) 21:20 Chris Nakutis Taylor Ofo Bicycles Co Ltd, VP:US Operations 21:30 Chris Taylor Ofo Bicycles Co Ltd, President 21:30 Steven Levy Wired Magazine, Senior Writer 21:40 Olivia Zaleski Bloomberg Editorial, Bloomberg Journalist 21:50 Tom Giles Bloomberg Editorial, Executive Editor:Technology https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-04-24/trump-says-his-veterans-affairs-nominee-should-consider-withdrawing-video

Trump Says Iran Will Pay a Price If U.S. Is Threatened

19:20 Steve Sosnick Interactive Brokers LLC, Chief Options Strategist 21:00 Eric Newcomer Bloomberg Editorial, Reporter:Tech Start-UPS 21:10 Hakeem S Jeffries (US)House of Representatives, New York Congressman (D) 21:20 Chris Nakutis Taylor Ofo Bicycles Co Ltd, VP:US Operations 21:30 Chris Taylor Ofo Bicycles Co Ltd, President 21:30 Steven Levy Wired Magazine, Senior Writer 21:40 Olivia Zaleski Bloomberg Editorial, Bloomberg Journalist 21:50 Tom Giles Bloomberg Editorial, Executive Editor:Technology https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-04-24/trump-says-iran-will-pay-a-price-if-u-s-is-threatened-video

Trump Says Nafta Talks Doing Nicely With Canada Lauding Progress

President Donald Trump said talks on a revised Nafta are “doing very nicely” as ministers from the U.S., Mexico and Canada meet in Washington to try to push for an agreement by early May. “Nafta as you know is moving along,” Trump said in a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday in Washington. “I could make a deal very quickly but I’m not sure that’s in the best interest of the United States. We’ll see what happens, but we’re doing very well.” Under optimistic conditions, negotiators have a 75 percent chance of reaching a deal soon, Moises Kalach, the trade head for the Mexican business chamber known as CCE, said in an interview with Grupo Formula radio. An agreement on an updated North American Free Trade Agreement could be reached in the next 10 days, he said. If no dea...