Floyd Mayweather plans to establish a Boxing Academy in Nigeria.
American boxer and promoter, Floyd Mayweather, says he plans to establish a boxing academy in Africa, especially in Nigeria to build young fighters. He made this known during a courtesy call to the Honorable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, at his Abuja residence.
“The ultimate plan is to find the next Mayweather. I want to work with kids; I will come over to meet and talk to make sure we are all on the same page, and slowly start building these fighters. We just want to help,” Mayweather said.
“It’s all about giving back, helping the youths and the young generation coming up. I want to build a boxing camp for the kids. Different American trainers will come over and work with them.
The 45-year-old boxing promoter is in Nigeria to promote his exhibition match against Don Moore billed for Dubai on May 14.
Wizkid is named ‘Best African Artiste of the Year’ at the 2022 Ghana Music Awards.
Nigerian superstar Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun won the named Best African Artiste of the Year Category at the 23rd Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
He was nominated alongside Fireboy DML, Ckay, Tems, Focalistic and Joeboy was selected as the winner following his immense contribution to African music.
Tems becomes the First Nigerian Artist to Debut at No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100
Tems is officially the first and only Nigerian to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart following her collaboration with Future and Drake on ‘Wait For U.’
The chart saw Tems make her third entry on the hot 100 charts but this time at a record position of number one.
In 2021, Tems’ collaboration with Wizkid earned her a Billboard Top 10 hit.
Enioluwa Adeoluwa is Crocs first Brand Ambassador in Nigeria.
Enioluwa Adeoluwa has bagged an ambassadorial deal with international footwear brand. He announced it earlier this week on his Instagram page. Joining forces with Crocs presents opportunities that Enioluwa doesn’t take for granted. To him, it’s also a way of honouring those who came before him and who did not have the opportunities for the self-expression that he celebrates today.
“I want to be a voice,” he says “Achieve representation for young people to inspire those who don’t feel like they belong and can’t make a success in the creative world because of who they are. I want to inspire people to have confidence in themselves, and I want to represent them.”
President Buhari orders Ministers with political ambitions to resign.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has ordered all members of his cabinet and appointees vying for electoral offices to resign on or before May 16, 2022.
The order came at the last Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja. Cabinet members affected include Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; Justice minister and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. Others include the Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, who is running for governorship position in Cross Rivers State, the Minister of Women Affairs, Paulline Tallen, who declared her ambition to contest for the senatorial seat in Plateau State.
Balenciaga selling destroyed sneakers for $1,850
Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga, which is known for its over-the-top products, has launched its limited collection of overly distressed sneakers called ‘Paris Sneaker’
. It is to be noted that the sneakers are available for pre-order and have been made with fully-destroyed cotton and rubber and feature ripping on its entire fabric. The brand’s logo has been printed at the edge of the toe and its graffiti logo in colour contrast is there on the sole.
The company has said in the press release that the shabby-looking aesthetic of the sneakers aims to suggest that they are meant to be worn for a lifetime. According to Balenciaga, these specific pairs were created for the sneaker’s ad campaign and come “extremely worn, marked up, and dirtied.” 100 pairs are available from balenciaga.com in white and black and priced at $1,850 each.
Toke Makinwa, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Uti Nwachukwu and Sika Osei Are Your Red-carpet Hosts for the 8th AMVCAs
Ahead of the awards Africa Magic has unveiled top media personalities and fashion icons – Toke Makinwa, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Uti Nwachukwu and Sika Osei – as red-carpet hosts for the night.
The AMVCA red carpet is famed for showcasing glamorous and over-the-top fashion statements by movie stars and celebrity guests. The popular quartet will be on ground to interview attendees and catch every fashion moment as well as predictions of the biggest wins for the night.
Apple ends production of the iPod Line.
Apple has announced that its discontinuing the iPod Touch — the last iPod model produced by the company — marking an end for the gadget that helped shape the music listening experience for 20 years.
The company first introduced the iPod in 2001, boasting about the device’s “1,000 CD-quality songs” capacity. It launched the iPod Touch, which looked like an iPhone, in 2007. Finally, it introduced the most recent iPod Touch model in 2019. Apple said the iPod Touch will still be available for purchase online and at Apple Store locations “while supplies last.”
Mariam Uwais has been appointed to the Advisory board of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced the appointment of new Advisory Group members to help shape the direction of Goalkeepers an initiative dedicated at accelerating progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). Notable amongst the nine leaders appointed is Nigeria’s Maryam Uwais, Special adviser to the President on Social Investments. The Advisory Group will contribute to key components of the Goalkeepers initiative, including engaging the Goalkeepers community at events and online, elevating community voices across the Goalkeepers platform, and providing strategic advice to inform community objectives.
Rihanna to launch Fenty beauty products in Africa.
Rihanna has announced that her Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin products will become available in eight African countries from the end of this month. In a social media post, the pop star said she had “been waiting for this moment” and that this was “just the beginning”.
The beauty products will be available in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.