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Forbes' List of the top 10 highest paid YouTube stars of 2016

Forbes Magazine hass released their list of the top 10 highest-paid YouTube stars in 2016. This year, the top ten made a collective $70.5million, with the top earner raking in $15million. They are:

1. PewDiePie (Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg) -  $15million
2. Roman Atwood  - $8million
3. Lily Singh  - $7.5million

4. SMOSH (Ian Andrew Hecox and Daniel Anthony Padilla) - $7million
5. Tyler Oakley - $6million
5. Nerdy Nummies - $6million
7. Mark Fischbach (Markiplier) - $5.5million
7. German Garmendia - $5.5million
9. Miranda Sings (Colleen Ballinger) - $5million
9.  Good Mythical Morning ( Rhett McLaughlin, Charles 'Link' Neal III) - $5million

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1. PewDiePie -- Earned: $15 million -- Subscribers: 49,756,391

Swedish gamer Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg,earned the top spot on the YouTube's highest earner list for the second year in a row thanks to his channel PewDiePie  Five years ago, he dropped out of a  industrial engineering program to focus full-time on his YouTub…

Michelle Obama Breaks Her Silence About the Night Donald Trump Was Elected: ‘I Went to Bed’

President Obama and the First Lady open up about their life together and last days in the White House. 
As many Americans waited into the wee hours of election night to find out who would be voted the nation’s next president, First Lady Michelle Obama says she was not among them.
Instead, she was fast asleep in her White House bed.

In a joint interview with President Barack Obama for this week’s PEOPLE cover story, the first lady breaks her silence on President-elect Donald Trump‘s stunning victory, and reveals why she didn’t stay up to see the results.
“I went to bed. I don’t like to watch the political discourse; I never have,” Obama tells PEOPLE, adding of her husband, “I barely did with him.”
The first lady was one of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton‘s most powerful surrogates on the campaign trail, where she delivered passionate speeches about the dangers of electing Trump, being careful all the while to avoid mentioning him by name. Her now-famous mantra, “When they go low, we go hi…

PIA crash update: Popular Pakistani musician-cum-evangelist, 47 others dead in crash

Pakistani International Airline flight PK-661 has been found where it crashed in Havelian, Pakistan not long after a distress call was made to the control tower. Sadly all on board are feared dead, including Junaid Jamshed- a popular Pakistani singer-turned-evangelist, his wife and Deputy Commissioner Chitral Osama Warraich.
Daniyal Gilani, the spokesperson for the Pakistani International Airline, said that there were 42 passengers, 5 crew members and one ground engineer on the flight. Taj Muhammed Khan, a government official, told Reuters that all the bodies recovered were burnt beyond recognition.

So far 21 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage and an eyewitness described them as “not intact”, stating that it was impossible to tell the women apart from the men. “They are just arms and legs.” Jumma Khan, the eyewitness, said. The cause of the crash points towards engine failure. Television reports blame the crash on a technical fault in the left engine, however, t…

African women's champions Nigeria demand full bonus payments

Nigeria's women's team are continuing to refuse to leave a hotel in Abuja until they are paid allowances and bonuses for winning the Women's Africa Cup of Nations.
The Super Falcons, who clinched their eighth African title on Saturday with a 1-0 win over hosts Cameroon, are protesting over the Nigeria Football Federation's failure to pay them US$17,150 per player for their success.
It is alleged the NFF had also pledged to pay outstanding allowances for qualifying and their win bonuses [US$6,500] before the start of the competition.

One of the players told BBC Sport that their sit-in at the Agura hotel in the capital will not end until they receive all bonuses, which totals US$23,650 per player.
"We are not leaving this hotel and we have not been told exactly when we are going to get paid," the player, who insisted on anonymity, told BBC Sport.
"The plan is to stay here until we all receive the money because the moment we leave there will be no opp…

Apple says iPhones safe despite China 'fires'

Apple has blamed "external factors" for a handful of iPhone battery "fires" in China.
Eight users have complained to Shanghai's consumer watchdog that their iPhone 6 series handsets spontaneously combusted or exploded.
The US tech giant said it had conducted tests on the devices and had found "no cause for concern with these products".
One technology analyst told the BBC she did not believe it to be a widespread problem.

Apple said the iPhones had external physical damage "which led to the thermal event".
The watchdog's report quoted one woman as saying her iPhone 6S Plus exploded in August, shattering the screen and leaving the battery and back of the phone blackened.
The regulator refers to combustion and smoking, but it is not clear whether flames were seen.
'Top priority'
Apple has denied that it was slow to respond to consumer complaints raised by the state-run Shanghai Consumer Council.
'We treat safety as a top priority an…

Tema police arrest 5 macho men over voter-intimidation

Police in Tema have arrested five macho men for causing discomfort to voters at the Datus Complex School polling station in Tema.

The Tema regional police PRO, ASP Juliana Obeng told Joy News that the men were picked following complaints from voters that their presence made them feel “uncomfortable and intimidated".

She said upon interrogation, the men confessed that they were not registered voters at the centre but could not tell their main purpose for being at the station.

The five were said to have gone very close to the polling area, without accreditation and were disrupting the process. They were brought to the area by an unnamed parliamentary aspirant to help police the process.

Once they were not registered voters in the polling station, they had no business being there. ASP Obeng said they were arrested for interrupting the process.

The five men, according to ASP Obeng are being held at the Datus Police station to assist the police in further investigation.

She howeve…

Rapper Big Syke, friend of Tupac, found dead in Calif. home

Rapper Big Syke, who was a longtime friend and collaborator of Tupac Shakur's, has died, according to reports.
Syke — whose real name is Tyruss Himes — was found dead inside his Hawthorne, Calif., home on Monday night and no foul play is suspected, TMZ reported.
The 48-year-old is believed to have died of natural causes, but an official autopsy has yet to be performed. Syke reportedly had a history of obesity and heart issues, according to the gossip site.

The Inglewood, Calif. rapper's rhymes were featured on some of Tupac's most popular songs, like "All Eyez on Me," "Picture me Rollin" and "Check out Time."
The pals met in 1992 and Syke then joined on to become member of Tupac's Thug Life Group, which released one album before calling it quits after Tupac died in Sept. 1996.
Syke also released four albums on his own, including "Be Yo' Self," "Big Syke Daddy," "Street Commando," and his 2002 self-titled album …

#Ghanaelections: Man dies shortly after voting

Tragedy hit a 42-year old man at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region, Abdulai Amidu when he died few minutes after casting his vote. According to Mrs Elizabeth Kuntaa, the Verification Officer at the Kintampo Methodist Lower Primary A Polling Station, the deceased who looked visibly sick at the time of voting, was assisted to cast his vote at about 10am.

She said since it was difficult for him to walk after casting his vote, he was assisted by a Good Samaritan to go the Kintampo Municipal Hospital where he passed on.

Mrs Kuntaa said the family of the deceased has been informed about the death of their relative.

Man hits an 11 year old girl walking to school with his SUV, abducts, rapes and leaves her in a ditch

An 11-year-old Memphis girl was allegedly assaulted by a 20-year-old black man, Larry Ward, in Memphis, Tennessee, US. According to reports, the girl was walking to the bus stop on her way to middle school around 7amon Monday when she was suddenly hit by an SUV, abducted and raped by the driver before being left in a ditch...

She told police that the driver got out of the car and forced her inside, drove off and brutally raped her. A man who saw her crying in a corner of the road minutes after the attack, said: 'Her face. Something just struck fear in her definitely.' When he asked her what happened, the first thing she said was: 'I got raped'. 'She was like, I was hit by a truck, a blue truck, and the guy proceeded to rape me.'

The girl was taken to a nearby hospital and her mother later confirmed that she was battered and bruised. The Memphis Police Department made the case a 'top priority', searching hours for the alleged rapist. He was fin…

Lexis Bill, Nathaniel Attoh And Giovanni Cover New Edition Of Eventguide Magazine

Three of Ghana’s radio and MCs Lexis Bill of JOY FM, Nathaniel Attoh (Citizen Attoh) also from JOY FM and Giovani Caleb (Caleb Elolo Adjomah) of Starr FM covers the new edition of Magazine EventGuide Magazine

The three gentlemen define radio, MCing, class and fashion and we are excited about them telling the world about their journey and what the future holds for them.

“… personally for my industry it starts with the outlook then delivery, that’s why I take my dressing and presentation seriously,” says Bill.

It also has stories of top events that took place in the month of November such as KOD’s Black Is Black Party, MzVee concert, Glitz Fashion Show, Miss Malaika Finals, S-Concert etc. with 10 of them selected as (Top10 events of the month) as well as other top event stories and upcoming events in subsequent months.

Catch Ghana’s No.1 entertainment and events magazine, EVENTGUIDE MAGAZINE at your latest stands for its latest edition.

This is an edition you must grab!


Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year

US President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2016.
The property tycoon was awarded the title following his unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election.
Mr Trump told NBC's Today show shortly after the announcement it was a "great honour" which "meant a lot" to him.

He was chosen from a shortlist that included Mrs Clinton and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The former leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, was also on the list for his role in the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.
Mrs Clinton came second in the selection, Time's managing editor Nancy Gibbs said, adding that the choice of Mr Trump was "straightforward".
Time said the president-elect had redrawn America's political rules.
The magazine invites readers to vote on who they think has earned the title, but the final decision is made by editors.
Others considered incl…

Ghana elections: Polls to open after peace pact

Polls are due to open in Ghana's presidential election, after all seven candidates aligned behind a pledge to keep the process peaceful. An opposition supporter died after a campaign rally turned violent, police confirmed on Tuesday.
The leading candidates are incumbent President John Mahama and former foreign minister Nana Akufo-Addo. After polls close on Wednesday evening, official results are expected within three days.
The candidates signed a pact last week vowing to follow electoral rules and keep the peace. But clashes broke out on Monday in Chereponi, a small northern town on the border with Togo. Six people are said to be in a critical condition as a result.
The campaign has been dominated by the faltering state of Ghana's economy and the issue of corruption. Mr Akufo-Addo is hoping it will be third time lucky for him and the centre-right New Patriotic Party, after two failed attempts in running for the country's top job. President Mahama of the National Democratic Congress…

National Alliance on Mental Illness Accuses Nicki Minaj of Mocking Mentally Ill Woman on Instagram

On Monday, Nicki Minaj posted a video to Instagram of an unidentified woman in Miami, who stands on the sidewalk, drinking from a blue cup and smoking a cigarette. In the video, the woman shouts something at Minaj’s car before walking away. 
“What you said? Miss? C’mere… What did I do?,” Minaj says as the woman trails off. 

Minaj appears to have posted the video for entertainment; she captioned it with a laughing-crying emoji, and she starts laughing toward the end.

In the comments on Minaj’s videos, several users claimed they’ve seen the same woman around Miami, and that she’s known for approaching strangers. As such, it’s thought the woman may be mentally ill, and Minaj’s mocking tone drew criticism from the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
“Nobody would make fun of a cancer patient, and mental illness is an illness like any other,” NAMI-Miami told TMZ.
Minaj has yet to respond to the criticism. See her original Instagram video here

Ghana votes today

Ghana goes to the polls today, Wednesday December 7, 2016 to elect a new president and 275 lawmakers. It is the seventh time the young oil-producing West African country is going into an election under the Fourth Republic of the existing 1992 Constitution.
Seven presidential candidates including incumbent John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are contesting for the seat of government – the Flagstaff House. The others are Convention People’s Party’s Ivor Greenstreet, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, former First Lady and wife of ex-President JJ Rawlings, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party, Dr. Edward Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and independent candidate Jacob Osei Yeboah. A little over 15 million eligible voters are expected to vote out of a population of 27 million in a poll which is scheduled to kick off 7am nationwide and ends 5pm.  As of 3am queues we…

Beyonce scores nine Grammy nominations

Beyonce has scooped nine nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards, extending her lead as the most-nominated woman in Grammys history. The star is up for the main prize, album of the year, for her ambitious visual album, Lemonade, which tackles themes of race and female identity.
Her single Formation is also up for song and record of the year. In all three categories, she is up against Adele - who previously won the ceremony's top three prizes in 2012. Beyonce now has 62 Grammy nominations across her work as a solo artist and as part of Destiny's Child, making her the fourth most-nominated artist ever. She has won 20 trophies altogether, although she has yet to clinch the album of the year prize, having been beaten to the title by Beck in 2015 - much to the disgust of Kanye West, who stormed the stage in protest. West receives eight nominations this year for his album The Life Of Pablo - all in the rap categories. Drake and Rihanna also have eight nominations, including three for their …

Mother and daughter killed at a pedestrian crossing by driver who ignored traffic light

A lorry driver, Neville Fletcher, ignored a red light at a pedestrian crossing, leading to the death of a mother-of-two and her daughter. A CCTV camera on the street captured Mr. Fletcher as he ran into 43-year-old Zena Jackson and her six-year-old daughter, Cidalia, near Stanley Street in Spring Bank, Hull, UK.

When Fletcher arrived before the Hull Magistrate Court, the presiding Judge, Jeremy Richardson QC, said that no sentence imposed on the offender can make up for the loss the family has suffered. Fletcher’s lawyer pleaded on his client’s behalf saying that he has been a decent man all his life and that Fletcher does not understand how he ran the red light. The 55-year-old is said to be both devastated and remorseful.
Speaking about her mother, Sadie, the surviving child of the deceased said, "She had a brilliant sense of humour and used to laugh and joke all the time. She was just funny. When you did something bad, she was a real mum, but when you were good, she was like a f…