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MTV Africa Music Awards 2016: Full list of winners

The2016 edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards, which took place today, October 22, 2016, at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa saw the host country dominate the list by winning six awards, while Nigeria went home with five. See the full list after the cut….
Best Live Act – Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Best Lusophone –C4 Pedro (Angola)
Legend Award –Hugh Masekela (South Africa)
Best Female Award – Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best Francophone Award – Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)
Best Group – Sauti Sol (Kenya)
Best Pop & Alternative – Kyle Deutsch& Shekhinah (South Africa)
Best International Act – Drake (United State of America)
Best Male Act – Wizkid (Nigeria)
Listeners Choice – Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)
Video of the Year – Youssoupha Niguer Ma Vie (Congo)
Best Collaboration – DJ Maphorisa ft, Wizkid & DJ Bucks (South Africa & Nigeria)
Personality of the Year– Caster Semenya (South Africa)

Everest's first woman climber Junko Tabei dies at 77

The first woman to ascend Everest, Japanese climber Junko Tabei, has died aged 77, her family say.
Tabei conquered Everest in May 1975, aged 35, before climbing all of the world's seven highest peaks by 1992.
She was diagnosed with cancer of the abdomen four years ago, and died in hospital in the city of Saitama.
Her last ascent was of Mount Fuji in July, alongside high school students affected by the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

Tabei was originally from Fukushima prefecture, that was badly affected by the disaster.
In 2012, Tabei told the Japan Times she was proud of how her ascent was viewed.
"Back in 1970s Japan, it was still widely considered that men were the ones to work outside and women would stay at home.
"Even women who had jobs - they were asked just to serve tea. So it was unthinkable for them to be promoted in their workplaces."
Her ascent of Everest came 12 days after she was swept away in an avalanche on the mountain. She was dug out by a guide …

Trump says he'll sue sexual misconduct accusers

Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct in recent weeks.
"Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign," Trump said during remarks in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over." He added that a "simple phone call" to major news outlets "gets them wall-to-wall coverage with virtually no fact-checking ever." In the last two weeks, at least 10 women have come forward accusing Trump of inappropriately touching them. Their allegations came after a 2005 videotape surfaced of Trump bragging about being able to grope women and get away with it. Trump often threatens to file lawsuits without actually doing so. Earlier this month, he threatened to sue The New York Times when it published assault allegations against him, but nearly two weeks later, he has declined to follow through. Trump went …

Ghanaians must celebrate Mahama – Chief Dele

Business magnate and publisher of the Ovation Magazine has said President John Mahama deserves to be celebrated for his performance in government.

According Chief Dele Momodu, Ghana’s president has performed much better than most African leaders.

The Ovation publisher has come under fierce criticsms from many Ghanaians especially members of the main opposition New Patriotic Party for his display of affection for Mr. Mahama and his government.

Reacting to claims that he is doing propaganda for the President ahead of the December polls, chief Dele told the gathering during the launch of the latest edition of the magazine in Accra that Mr. Mahama has done a great job for Ghana.

“People read politics into everything but frankly speaking, there is so much to celebrate about President Mahama. He has done a great job. I have traveled extensively across the Africa and Ghana is working, Ghana is rising and it is our duty to celebrate Ghana.

“I think President Mahama has done well and a…

La Liga: Barca Beat Valencia, Iniesta Hurt

Barcelona came from behind to beat Valencia 3-2, while they were rocked by a serious looking injury to Andres Iniesta.
Iniesta was stretchered off after a tackle from Enzo Perez in the first half, but shortly afterwards Lionel Messi opened the scoring after a break saw him fire home at the near post.
However, Munir El Haddadi (on loan from Barca) got an equaliser in the second half and, minutes later, Nani laid on a fine cross for Rodrigo to pile on the misery for the Catalans.

But it was not long before Barcelona were back on level terms as Luis Suarez smashed home an equaliser after Diego Alves had made a fine save from Ivan Rakitic’s header.
And Messi converted an injury-time penalty to give Barcelona all three points.
Ten-man Espanyol fought back from a three-goal deficit to claim a 3-3 draw at home to Eibar at the RCDE Stadium.
Goals from Sergi Enrich, Kike and an own goal from Diego Reyes saw Eibar race into a 3-0 first-half lead, but second-half goals from Hernan Perez and Pa…

Bob Dylan's Nobel silence 'impolite and arrogant'

Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it.
The 75-year-old singer was named the shock winner of the prize last week.
But all efforts by the Swedish Academy to contact him have failed, and he has not acknowledged the win in public.

Academy member Per Wastberg told Swedish television: "He is who he is," adding that there was little surprise Dylan had ignored the news.
"We were aware that he can be difficult and that he does not like appearances when he stands alone on the stage," he told Sweden's Dagens Nyheter newspaper in a separate interview.
A reference to the prize was removed from Dylan's website last week.
It is still not known if he will travel to Stockholm to receive the prize on 10 December. If he does not, a ceremony marking his career will go ahead as planned, Mr Wastberg said.
Mr Wastberg called the snub "unprecedented",…

MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards Announces Best African Act Nominees

The annual MTN 4syte Music Video Awards 2016 (MTN4SyteMVA) which is scheduled for 19th November 2016 at the Accra International Conference Centre just released nominations for the "Best African Act Video Category".

The Official launch of this year’s prestigious event takes place at the 4syte Mansion on Friday, 28th October, 2016.

See below the full list of Best African Act nominees.

1. Wizkid

2. Patoranking

3. Tekno

4. Diamond Platnumz 5. AKA

6. Mr Eazi

7. Phyno

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie put their Chateau Miraval estate’ and its ‘prized vineyards’ up for sale

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are putting their Chateau Miraval estate in France & its prized vineyards believed to blossom with rich rose wine juice up for sale. The 1,200-acre property was purchased by the now estranged couple for an estimated sum of $60 million back in 2012.
The chateau which they had previously leased, starting in 2008, is surrounded by forests, olive groves and a lake and had served as the venue for their 2014 wedding and also gave them a hideaway from the cameras and children when needed.

According to reports, the exquisite estate has been valued and is going on the market any day now.

Meanwhile, the duo has agreed rid themselves of all jointly-owned property as part of their divorce settlement, reports say. The pair and their lawyers are working behind closed doors to come up with an agreement with regards to a financial settlement and the custody of their six children - Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox.
Brad was due to file a…

Prem: Gunners Held, Leicester Hit Three

Arsenal went top of the Premier League table but had to settle for a point as struggling Middlesbrough held them to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates.
The Gunners dominated the early exchanges, with Mesut Ozil curling a free-kick over, but Boro began to take the game to their hosts and Petr Cech made a fine double save to deny Adama Traore and Alvaro Negredo.
Gaston Ramirez hit the angle with a free-kick before Alexis Sanchez had a 30-yard set piece tipped away well by Victor Valdes, with Valdes repeating the trick from the same player after the break.

Boro defended superbly to keep Arsenal at bay and continued to cause problems on the counter and Traore got away from two defenders before again making Cech work. As Arsenal battled in vain for a late breakthrough, Ozil had a late goal ruled out for offside.
Tottenham also missed an opportunity to hit the summit as they drew 0-0 at Bournemouth in a game of few clear chances.
In a bright opening on the south coast, the home side came close wh…

‘Star Wars’: Donald Glover to Play Young Lando Calrissian in Han Solo Movie

May the force be with you, Donald Glover. The “Atlanta” star has landed the role of Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo stand alone starring Alden Ehrenreich.
The pic will be set prior to “Star Wars: A New Hope,” like the other upcoming standalone project, “Rogue One.”

Production on the untitled Han Solo film is expected to begin in January.

Played originally by Billy Dee Williams in “Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi,” the character is a fan favorite in the “Star Wars” universe and it was unknown, until recently, if he would be making an appearance in any of these standalone movies.

The Han Solo prequel will hit theaters May 25, 2018.

The latest movie in the blockbuster franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” opened in December and has hauled more than $2 billion worldwide.

Glover currently stars in FX’s “Atlanta.”

Glover is repped by WME.

Prophet Ordains Akufo-Addo President Of Ghana [WATCH]

The founder and leader of the Ezra Church of God in Asonomanso Nkwanta in the Kwabere District of the Ashanti Region, Prophet Kofi Amponsah has declared the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo the winner of the December polls.
Prophet Amponsah declared the NPP's leader winner of the polls when the politician visited his church during his tour to the Ashanti Region.

Prophet Kofi Amponsah prayed for the flagbearer of the NPP and cursed every spirit that would work against him ascending the highest seat of the land.

He later ordained him the President of Ghana by placing him thrice on his spiritual seat prophesying that he will emerge victorious in the December polls.

Source: adomfmonline

Clinton campaign receives envelope with suspicious powder

Police in New York say they're investigating an envelope containing a white powdery substance that was sent to Hillary Clinton's campaign, forcing an office to be evacuated.
A spokesman for the New York Police Department says the envelope was found at Clinton's Manhattan office, were mail is received, around 5:30 p.m. Friday. It was then taken to the 11th floor of her Brooklyn headquarters.

The discovery of the suspicious substance caused that floor to be evacuated. The police spokesman says there have been no reports of illness or injury.

It was not immediately known what the substance is or whether it is harmful. Police are still investigating.

American Rapper, Future Arrives In South Africa To Headline #MTVMAMA2016

It's Nayvadius DeMum Wilburn's first time in Africa and will be looking forward to leaving a lasting impression in the minds of his fans on the continent.

American rapper, Future who is the concert headliner at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards has arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa. The super talented rapper will deliver a rare live performance at the award ceremony alongside African performers like Diamond, Emtee, Kwesta, Patoranking Alikiba, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Ycee and Yemi Alade.

The 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22, 2016.  See More Photos

US election: Trump takes aim at First Lady Michelle Obama

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has launched a rare attack on Michelle Obama, saying "all she wants to do is campaign" for his rival.
He also accused the first lady of attacking Hillary Clinton in 2007 by invoking a line she had said about fitness to run the White House. 
The Obama campaign had denied the line referred to Mrs Clinton.

Mrs Clinton, meanwhile, accused Mr Trump of threatening democracy if he did not accept the election result.

"We know the difference between leadership and dictatorship, and the peaceful transition of power is one of the things that sets us apart," she told a crowd in Cleveland, Ohio.
"Donald Trump refused to say that he'd respect the results of this election. By doing that, he's threatening our democracy."
At his own rally in North Carolina, Donald Trump told supporters, "I see how much [Michelle Obama] likes Hillary."
"But wasn't she the one that originally started the statement…

Pep Guardiola: I’d Rather Quit Than Change My Style

MANCHESTER — Pep Guardiola says he would rather quit Manchester City and go back to Spain than change his style of play.
The City boss has failed to win any of his last four games and was beaten 4-0 by Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Sergio Aguero was left on the bench at Camp Nou, and Claudio Bravo was sent off for handling the ball outside the box after fluffing a clearance.

Guardiola said it will take time for him and his players to adapt, but he insists he won’t change his attacking style.
“No, I’m not going to change. [If] it’s not going well in the future, next season isn’t going well in that way, I will go home to Spain,” he told a news conference ahead of City’s Premier League clash with Southampton on Sunday.
“You know what happens, I think about [an alternative], yeah. But after that the solution is not better than what I believe so I cannot.
“Do you know why as well, because in seven years I won 21 titles. I’m sorry guys. I won 21 titles in seven years. So …

50 Cent's baby mama, Shaniqua Tompkins blasts him, claims he abused her, posts domestic violence report

50 Cent and the mother of his first child, Shaniqua Tompkins have had a very public and very bitter feud going on for years after they broke up. The mother of the rapper’s oldest son Marquise Jackson put him on blast on Instagram by sharing a domestic violence report from an altercation she had with 50 Cent in May 2008. She also shared proof of the home she sold, after 50 Cent claimed 2 days ago, that the home had been foreclosed on, after he shared a newspaper clipping with the address of the home.  Read what she wrote and the evidence  #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth Women when you're in a abusive situation leave!! I walked away from the Money and Fame and Notoriety of being with a celebrity! No longer willing to except apologies and excuses..They don't change, I left and he beat the second woman he had a baby by. He plead guilty and was sentenced to 3 years probation in the state of California. Walk away!