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2018 AUC STC-YCS3; AFRIMA to present 2-year report in Algeria

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The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, will present a two-year report of activities of the foremost awards event on the continent during the 3rd Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee Meeting on Youth, Culture and Sport (STC-YCS3) organised by the African Union Commission, AUC, in Algiers, Algeria from October 21 to 25, 2018 under the theme ‘The Role of African Youth in Building a Strong Culture towards Fighting Corruption”.

President and Executive Producer, AFRIMA, Mr. Mike Dada will be presenting the report spanning July 2016 to September 2018 to the meeting of experts’ which will have in attendance senior officials of the African Union, experts from the Ministry of Youths, Sports and Culture of African Union member states and various stakeholders in the respective sectors.

This is following the usual practice of briefing the AU on its previous activities, also its preparations and planning towards the upcoming 5th edition to be held in Accra, Ghana from November 21 to 24, 2018. This will include challenges, achievements and impact AFRIMA has made in the development of Youths in the arts and culture sector of the African economy, as well as the readiness and preparation of the host country, Republic of Ghana to make the 5th AFRIMA a huge success.

AUC STC-YCS3 will also include in-depth discussions on the sectors of youth, culture, and sports by participants and provide an opportunity for AU member states to discuss issues pertaining to the development of the youth, culture and sports sectors at the national, regional and continental level as well as establish synergies among the three sectors. Participants will arrive at resolutions towards the discussed issues, while decisions will be adopted for implementation by member states.

In a letter dated 19th September 2018 with reference number DSA/CUL/16/3494.18 addressed to AFRIMA and signed by the Acting Director for Social Affairs, AUC, Dr. Marie-Goretti Harakeye Ndayisaba, reads “…It is in this context that I’m writing to invite you to participate in this important Ministerial Meeting and to present the report of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) from July 2016 to September 2018 to the Experts’
Meeting, for consideration and adoption. The STC is set up by the African Union and serves as an Organ of the
African Union in accordance with Article 5(1)(g) of the AU Constitutive Act.

Other reports to be presented during the sessions will include; Presentation of the Progress Report of the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), Presentation of the Report of the 5th Pan- African Cultural.

Congress (PACC5), Presentation of the Report of the 1st African Union Pan-African Writers’ Conference (AU-PAWC1), Presentation on the African Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment (APAYE), Presentation of the Matrix of Implementation of Decisions on Sport of the STC-YCS2, amongst others. The 5th edition of AFRIMA-GHANA 2018 is in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Republic of Ghana. Its main awards ceremony tagged “Africa is Gold” will have its programme spanning four days of exhilarating activities which are: AFRIMA Welcome Soiree on November 21; Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS) on November 22 at the Ballroom, Kempinski Hotel, Accra; AFRIMA Music Village from 5.00 p.m. till dawn at the Independence Square, Accra also on November 22; a tour of the notable sites and landmarks in Ghana on November 23 followed by Nominees Party from 10.00 p.m; and the main awards ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre, AICC, Ghana, by 7.30 p.m with a live-broadcast red carpet commencing at 4.30 p.m. The events will be broadcast live to 84 countries across the globe.

AFRIMA, in partnership with African Union, is a music property that recognizes and rewards the work and talent of myriad of African artists from the old to the new generation of musicians. AFRIMA also stimulates conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world about the potential of the creative arts for real humanizing enterprise on the continent contributing significantly to social cohesion, national, regional and continental integration as well as sustainable development in Africa.

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Only Blackface can explain the problem he has with me – 2face Idibia

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2face Idibia has once again reacted to recent outburst by his former band member, Blackface as their long standing beef continues to gain momentum.

Blackface who claims to have built the name Plantashun Boiz is accusing 2face and his manager, Efe Omorogbe of stealing his song titled ‘Let Somebody Love You’.

Only Blackface can explain the problem he has with me – 2face Idibia

In this new interview on Max FM, 2face simply says,

na only Black fit explain the problem he get with me’.

Both musicians already have a case in court over copyright infringement.

 

Earlier this month, Blackface took to his Instagram page to declare total war on 2face.

He wrote:

Can the #WAR officially begin @official2baba ? I say it has now #officially… even though you been taking secret shots but you can come out in the open now You know your career is going to end when this is finally over #youareoverwith2019 🐍

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That Atiku speaks Fulfulde doesn’t make him a Fulani – Miyetti Allah

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The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani has said for the fact that Atiku Abubakar speaks the language Fulfulde, does not mean that he is a full fledged Fulani Man.

Atiku, who made the claim during a campaign rally in Jigawa State, described Buhari as a fake Fulani man, saying, “a real Fulani man would not drag his followers into extreme poverty like what is happening under the All Progressives Congress administration.”

That Atiku speaks Fulfulde doesn’t make him a Fulani – Miyetti Allah

The National Secretary, Miyetti Allah, Mr Saleh Alhassan, however, stated that Buhari’s inability to speak Fulfulde did not make him any less of a Fulani man, The Punch reports.

Alhassan said:

“The truth of the matter is that, in several places in Adamawa State, they speak Fulfulde. The fact that Atiku speaks Fulfulde doesn’t make him a Fulani man.

“If you look at Atiku physically, he doesn’t carry the biological features of a Fulani man. You look at Atiku and you see the Bantu tribe. He doesn’t belong to the Sudanic tribe.

“Also, we don’t know Atiku’s uncle and all Fulani know their uncles. Have you ever seen Atiku’s uncle? His claim to Fulani background is shrouded in uncertainty because nobody knows his uncles. Buhari’s ‘Fulani-ness’ is not in doubt. His father was an Ardo, a Fulani leader. So, I think it is not an issue.”

The Fulani leader stated that his community had rejected Atiku in the elections because he “doesn’t share in our pains and problems,” adding that the PDP candidate wanted to “use our problems and campaign with them.”

He stated:

“Is Atiku not responsible for the crisis on the Mambilla Plateau? They went there, took over the land from the indigenous people and created mega farms and ranches, plunging them (Fulani) into poverty.

“If there is anybody that has created poverty, it is Atiku and the PDP. Over the 16 years they ruled this country, they virtually raped the country in a very shameful manner. It will be a disaster for Nigeria for Atiku to become president and I know God will not allow it because he doesn’t mean well for the poor people in this country.

 

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Being sexy is a curse, I hate my body – Princess Shyngle

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Gambian Ghana-based actress, Princess Shyngle, has said being sexy is a curse and this point in her life, she literally hates her body.

Being sexy is a curse, I hate my body – Princess Shyngle

The actress who is considered to be one of the most endowed actresses in Africa took to social media, earlier today to rant on her body.

Taking to her Instagram stories, the curvy actress wrote:

Being sexy is a f**king curse. At this point, I literally hate body. ‘

This would not be the 1st time Princess Shyngle would come online to rant about her personality.

The actress had at time complained on how she spent all her money just to look good for the gram. But thanks to her parents, she re-traced her steps on time before it was too late.

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