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Queen Latifah’s Car Stolen at Gas Station in Georgia

Queen Latifah's car was stolen at a gas station in Fulton County, Georgia, according to a police report obtained by Fox 5 Atlanta. 
Fulton County Police told the local news station that another driver was driving the actress's car during the incident. On Dec. 20, the driver was pumping gas into Latifah's 2015 Mercedes Benz S63 when a white BMW pulled up next to him. Then, he heard the vehicle ignition start and saw Latifah's car drive away.
Authorities tracked down the stolen vehicle to an apartment complex in Southwest Atlanta after contacting Latifah, whose real name is Dana Owens. The actress inspected the recovered vehicle upon which she found lemonade and fruit punch bottles left behind by the thieves.
Fulton County Police do not have any suspects in custody yet. TheWrap has reached out for comment but has not yet received a response.
Fox 5 Atlanta reported that Latifah was filming her new show, "Star," in the state when the incident happened. Lat…

Rocky Dawuni picks up topmost prize at BASS Awards 2016

Ghana’s only Grammy Awards honouree Rocky Dawuni was adjudged the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah Award (Artiste Of The Year) at the just-ended BASS Awards ceremony which came off at the National Theatre in Accra. He beat off competition from Knii Lante, Samini, Stonebwoy, and Ras Kuuku for the award. Other winners on the night include Black Santino (who walked him with the lifetime achievement award) Stonebwoy, Jupitar, as well as Fancy Gadam, who won Discovery of the Year. The night also saw performances from Ras Kuuku, Jupitar, Mr. Logic, AK Songstress, Luther, Fancy Gadam , among others.

Below is a full list of winners:

Kwame Nkrumah Award (Artiste Of The Year) Rocky Dawuni

Dancehall Song Of The Year

Stonebwoy – Go Higher

Discovery Of The Year

Fancy Gadam

Female Vocalist Of The Year

Mzvee – Hold Me Now

Male Vocalist Of The Year Luther – Am Greater

Producer Of The Year Brainy Beats – Drop The Gun

Best Dancehall Video Ebony Reigns

Best Reggae Video

Rudebwoy Ranking – Don’t Cry

DJ Vyrusky (@djvyrusky) Shows Class At 2016 Ghana Rocks Concert

Last night’s edition of Charter House’s annual Ghana Rocks Concert will not easily be forgotten by patrons who thronged to the Accra International Conference Centre Tuesday night.

They were thrilled to energy- filled performances from an a-list of Ghanaian acts including Stonebwoy (who was headline act for the night), Ras Kuuku, Medikal, Solo hitmaker Article Wan, Rudebwoy Ranking, Kofi Kinaata, MzVee, Luther, Jazzy, Jupitar, Cabum, Kaakie, and Trigmatic.

Handling the decks for the night was revered turntablist DJ Vyrusky of Accra-based Starr 103.5FM, who received rave reviews for his output during the night.

The party expert he is, he converted the auditorium into a large nightclub with an exciting playlist consisting top Ghanaian and Nigerian anthems, and keeping the party temperature of the building at a constant high.

DJ Vyrusky (born Kofi Amoako) has been official DJ for Shatta Wale for close to a year, and since getting into t industry, has excelled on career defining stages a…

Nigeria's Sultan of Sokoto rejects gender equality bill

Nigeria's most senior Muslim cleric has rejected a new gender equality bill, which proposes that women and men inherit an equal share.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohamed Sa'ad Abubakar, said Muslims would not accept the violation of Islamic law guaranteeing men a greater share.
Nigeria's main Christian body has welcomed the bill, saying its religion permitted equal inheritance. 
Activists have pushed for the bill to end discrimination against women.
Nigeria is a deeply religious society with roughly the same number of Christians and Muslims. 
Speaking at a Koranic recitation ceremony in northern Zamfara state, the sultan said: "Our religion is our total way of life. Therefore, we will not accept any move to change what Allah permitted us to do."
He added: "Islam is a peaceful religion; we have been living peacefully with Christians and followers of other religions in this country. Therefore, we should be allowed to perform our religion effectively."
In Oc…

Rihanna Has Unfollowed Jennifer Lopez on Instagram After Drake Rumors

Whichever way you break down the meaning of an unfollow in today’s social media age — it’s not good. You can take it as a sign of anger, frustration or even despair, but it’s certainly, at its base level, a big ol’ “I’m done with you.” Our social media feeds are too precious, we say, to be wasted on anything that doesn’t bring us joy! Much less people who anger us, hurt us, or have — gasp! — betrayed us.
Now that’s established, we come to the not-so covert unfollow that Rihanna proceeded with recently. She is no longer following Jennifer Lopez on Instagram, according to E! News. Dun-dun-dun!
Why is this so curious, you ask? Well, let us remind you of a certain someone by the name of Aubrey “Drake” Graham, who never fails to swoon over women on social media and on very large stages in front of very large crowds. And lately, the man has not shied away from posting about Jennifer Lopez. Indeed, the two have been “hanging out” after Drake rented out a restaurant for J. Lo and …

Kwaw Kese To Rock Koforidua On 1st January

Ghanaian hip life artiste is set to give his fans in Koforidua and its surrounding a new year gift. Dubbed annual Crazy Jeans Party, the free Concert will be held at the Dadi’s Bar in Koforidua. In anticipation of the shows KWAW KESE has done a viral video. “I Want to start the year on a good note so my management and I thought of it to give my fans a free Concert outside Accra.” “ There will be a replica of whatever that will happen in KoftCity in Accra soon after (date to be announced shortly) . The event will also give my fans the opportunity to interact with me ” Kwaw Kese disclosed. He will be supported on the night by BET best African act nominee Mzvee and Uptown Energy front man Yaa Pono. The event is sponsored by joy industries/ joy daddy and a KINGS CRØWN MEDIA & Mad Time entertainment production.

Akufo-Addo’s Salary Pegged At GHC22,000

President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be taking home GHC22,809 every month upon assumption of office.

This was captured in the Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh committee report which was tasked to recommend emoluments for Article 71 office holders and sighted by citifmonline.com.

Soon to be Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will also receive GHc20,529 each month.

The report was duly approved by Parliament last week after series of closed door meetings.

The committee was set up by President John Mahama in accordance with Ghana’s constitution.

Mahama’s retirement package announced Per the committee’s report, outgoing President, John Mahama will be retiring on a salary of GH¢22,809.

He is expected to receive 40% of that amount as salary.

According to the report, the outgoing President while on retirement will also receive other benefits such as state-provided staff not exceeding four (4), a furnished and up-to-date office and communication equipment.

He will also be provided…

Trump slams Obama for 'inflammatory' statements

President-elect Donald Trump criticized President Obama early Wednesday for making "inflammatory" statements during the transition period.
"Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition - NOT!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition - NOT! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016Obama said Monday on a CNN podcast that if he had been able to run for reelection again this year, he would have won.
Trump has responded on Twitter numerous times in recent days, writing one that there's "NO WAY" Obama would have beaten him and later adding that the president "campaigned hard (and personally) in the very important swing states, and lost."
Trump and Obama maintained an open line of communication after the election, and the two spoke "…

Drake confirms he is dating JLo

There have been rumours that J. Lo and Drake are dating. Drake just confirmed it with this photo he shared on IG.

5 die in Winneba motor crash

Five persons have been confirmed dead in a gory motor crash at the Winneba Junction in the Central region Tuesday.
Health personnel at the Winneba Municipal Hospital confirmed the deaths, adding at least 15 persons are receiving treatment.
Road safety experts have attributed the cause of the accident involving a sprinter bus to over speeding.
According to Stephen Anokye, the crash was as a result of a burst rear tyre of the bus which caused the vehicle to somersault injuring most of the passengers on board.
“The engine of the bus came out… this should tell you the driver was going beyond the required 100KPH and you can see the car is severely damaged,” Anokye told Starr News.
The injured, according to him, are in stable condition.
He has admonished drivers to be cautious behind the wheels this festive season.

Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian Reunite at Kardashians' Christmas Eve Party

It looks like a little Christmas spirit (AKA Kris Jenner) has brought Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian back together.
The former BFFs reunited at Jenner's annual Christmas Eve bash on Saturday, posing together for a sweet Christmas photo.

"Lovely evening celebrating the holidays with @KimKardashian," Hilton posted on Twitter on Tuesday alongside the cute snap.
Lovely evening celebrating the holidays with @KimKardashian. ✨✨👸🏼👸🏻✨✨ pic.twitter.com/wSg7FAOOtU — Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) December 28, 2016While Kardashian has stayed out of the spotlight -- and off social media -- for the most part since her Paris robbery in October, the 36-year-old reality star happily posed for pics with her family at Saturday's party.

Kardashian showed off her sexy floor-length Alexander Wang gown on sister Khloe Kardashian's Snapchat, posed alongside her other sisters for snaps, and commemorated the night with an adorable family photo with husband Kanye West and their two ch…

I'll Relocate GNPC Head Office To Takoradi – Nana Addo

President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the Western regional house of chiefs that, he will relocate the headquarters of the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC) to the Region as he promised during his campaign.

Nana Addo says he will also make the region the hub of oil and gas when assumes office.
He expressed gratitude to the chiefs for their support and asked for their prayers and support to help restore integrity in governance to fulfil the high expectations Ghanaians have reposed in him.

The President-elect said all his pledges will be fulfilled “..pledges of one-district-one factory is going to happen live..modernisation of the Takoradi Harbour is going to be done…Construction of an Accident and Emergency Centre in Takoradi is on plan ..”he said.

He revealed that modalities for the creation of the proposed Western- North region will be prepared so the proposal will be put to a referendum during the next District Assembly Elections next 2years.

He reiter…

Justin Bieber is taking cues from Trump in house-egging case

Justin Bieber is confident that taking a page out of Donald Trump's playbook will keep the details of his egging attack under wraps.
The pop star's lawyers have filed a motion to keep his deposition in the 2014 house-egging incident private, citing Trump's order of protection in his Trump University lawsuit, TMZ reported.
Bieber, 22, does not want the media to obtain his videotaped deposition because he believes it could become a spectacle.
And Trump felt the same way about his own legal troubles.

A judge ultimately ruled in the president-elect's favor this summer that his video deposition in his Trump University lawsuit would not be accessed by the news media.
The "Confident" singer and his legal team said it would be unfair to put his taped remarks out in the world — especially since he's already paid the couple about $80,000 for damage caused in hopes of settling the suit.
In 2014, his former Calabasas, Ca. neighbors Jeffrey and Suzanne Schwartz cla…

EJ Johnson shows off the diamond necklaces he received for Christmas

EJ Johnson took to snap chat to show off some serious being he received for Christmas. Showing off two sparkling diamond necklaces, the 25yr old reality star said: ‘I’m frozen solid with all of this ice in here this Christmas!' He didn't say who the gifts were from. 
Photo of the jewelry after the cut..


Couple Married 63 Years Dies Hours Apart

Trent Winstead, 88, was first admitted to a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital on December 5 with kidney failure and though his wife Dolores, 83, accompanied him perfectly healthy, she suffered a fatal brain hemorrhage while there. Trent “died of a broken heart” hours after his wife died, his daughter Sheryl told the Washington Post.
The couple, who was married close to 64 years, never did anything without the other. They first met in the 1950s, shortly before Trent left to serve in the Korean War, and they wrote long letters to each other throughout his service. Trent proposed to Dolores almost immediately after returning and together they had two children, three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Christmas was reportedly both of their favorite time of year.
According to WKRN, Dolores was placed in a separate hospital room from her husband when she required a ventilator to keep breathing after the hemorrhage. The separation made Trent too anxious, so hospital staff …