Peace FM’s Kwasi Aboagye has become a lazy presenter – Nana Yaw Wiredu

Entertainment pundit and blogger, Nana Yaw Wiredu has observed that the host of Peace FM’s Entertainment Review, Kwasi Aboagye, has become a lazy presenter. This comes after the veteran radio show host opined in an interview with Zylofon FM’s Sammy flex that most entertainment discussions in the country have lost their relevance. When asked about his assessment of entertainment discussion programmes on radio and television, Mr. Aboagye told Sammy Flex that although there has been progress in the proliferation of entertainment discussion programmes on radio and television, the quality of…

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Fortnite: From piano player to pro gamer – aged just eight

Eight-year-old Joseph Deen from California is the youngest-ever professional Fortnite player The highlight of most children’s eighth birthday is blowing out the candles on their cake. However, for Joseph Deen, it was blowing the ink dry on his freshly-signed contract to be a professional gamer. Joseph is the youngest-ever paid Fortnite player, after signing with Team 33 in December last year. The Californian esports team invited him to their headquarters to give him a $33,000 (£23,600) signing-on bonus, and high-speed computer system. Fortnite is a first-person-style shooting and building game…

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‘A very close call’: Lady Gaga’s dog-walker tells of ordeal

Dog-walker Ryan Fischer credits Lady Gaga’s bulldog Miss Asia as his ‘guardian angel’ Lady Gaga’s dog-walker has spoken out for the first time from hospital about his “very close call with death”. Ryan Fischer was shot in the chest last week by a dognapper with a semi-automatic handgun in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The man and an accomplice took two of Lady Gaga’s bulldogs, Koji and Gustav. A third bulldog, Miss Asia, was unharmed. Mr Fischer said she was his “guardian angel”. He credited seeing her next to him with giving…

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Golden Globe Awards 2021: Virtual ceremony gets under way

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the Globes from New York and Los Angeles The Golden Globe Awards are under way, with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting proceedings from Los Angeles and New York. The ceremony, which recognises excellence in film and television, is being held virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is the first major event of awards season, and often a good indicator of which films will go on to Oscar glory. Mank, Nomadland and The Father are among this year’s most nominated…

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Myanmar coup: Deadliest day of protests as police open fire

Police have fired on protesters in Myanmar killing at least 18, the UN human rights office says, on the deadliest day of anti-coup rallies. Deaths were reported in several cities including Yangon, Dawei and Mandalay as police used live rounds and tear gas. Security forces began the violent crackdown on Saturday, after weeks of largely peaceful protests against the 1 February military takeover. Government leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, were overthrown and detained. Social media footage from Sunday showed protesters running away as police charged at them, makeshift roadblocks…

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Sir Kazuo Ishiguro warns of young authors self-censoring out of ‘fear’

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro said self-censorship was “a dangerous state of affairs” Young authors may be self-censoring because they worry they will be “trolled” or “cancelled”, according to celebrated writer Sir Kazuo Ishiguro. Sir Kazuo, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017, warned that a “climate of fear” was preventing some people from writing what they want. He said they may be concerned that an “anonymous lynch mob will turn up online and make their lives a misery”. He told the BBC: “I very much fear for the younger…

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Golden Globe Awards 2021: Stars prepare for virtual ceremony

  Adverts for the Golden Globes appeared in Los Angeles this week Hollywood stars will be dressing in their finest slippers and gathering in their living rooms later for the 78th Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony, which recognises excellence in film and television, is being held virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is the first major event of awards season, and often a good indicator of which films will go on to Oscar glory. But it has also attracted controversy. Here’s everything you need to know ahead…

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The afrobeats tunes psyching up boxing champs

If someone used to work in McDonald’s and their nickname is “The Sauce” you may not necessarily expect them to be a 6ft 5in lean, mean fighting machine. But in a few weeks’ time Lawrence “The Sauce” Okolie will box for a world title for the first time. “I’m going to be bringing that world title back to Britain and I’ll be bringing it back to Nigeria.” The 28-year-old was born and raised in London but has parents from Nigeria: one Yoruba and one Igbo. “It’s a massive part of…

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K-pop superstars Blackpink in climate change message

  K-pop superstars Blackpink in climate change message. K-pop superstars Blackpink have emerged as the latest force in the global fight against climate change. The all-female group, who have billions of fans around the world, have decided to speak out just months before a major conference on climate change will be held in Britain. The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to thank them for supporting the UN Climate Summit known as COP26. Blackpink were speaking to the BBC’s Laura Bicker.

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