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Cardi B To Lead Girl Power Charge At Grammy Awards

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Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake may lead the nominations, but Sunday’s Grammy Awards looks set to be a showcase for girl power.

Outspoken rapper Cardi B, whose music and personal life has dominated pop culture for the past two years, leads the charge on music’s biggest night with a live performance and five Grammy nominations, including for album and record of the year.

R&B singer Alicia Keys will host the Grammys for the first time, while Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae, Camila Cabello and Kacey Musgraves are also among the performers at the Los Angeles ceremony.

Adding to the star power, Motown legend Diana Ross will take the stage to mark her 75th birthday in March, and hopes are high that Lady Gaga will perform her Grammy and Oscar-nominated song “Shallow” from the movie “A Star is Born.”

Yet Cardi B is likely to grab most of the attention. The 26 year-old New York artist is one of only a handful of female rappers and has captured attention with her message of female empowerment, on and off marriage to rapper Offset, and a string of hit records and collaborations, including “I Like It,” “Girls Like You” and “Taki Taki.”

“Cardi B is a very strong woman who is in control of her career. She is really talented and has something to say and she is just fun. She is like a breath of fresh air,” said Melinda Newman, West Coast editor for Billboard magazine.

“Between Alicia Keys and all the female nominees, I think we will have a very female-leading show. That’s not necessarily by design, that’s just how it’s shaking out this year,” Newman added.

It is a far cry from 2018, when the dearth of female nominees and performers caused a media uproar and prompted the Recording Academy, whose members choose the Grammy winners, to expand the number of nominees in the top four categories to eight from five.

This year five of the eight nominees for the coveted album of the year award are women – Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy,” Janelle Monae’s “Dirty Computer”, folk singer Brandi Carlile’s “By the Way, I Forgive You,” country artist Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour” and R&B newcomer H.E.R.’s self-titled “H.E.R.”

Six of the eight musicians competing for best new artist are also women, including “New Rules” British singer Dua Lipa, Chloe & Halle, Bebe Rexha and H.E.R.

While the show may give the impression that girls run the world, there is no guarantee how many will take home a Grammy.

Lamar leads with eight nods, many of them for writing most of the “Black Panther” movie soundtrack album, which is up for album of the year. Drake, the most commercially successful artist of 2018, follows with seven nominations, including for his album “Scorpion” and single “God’s Plan.”

It is not yet known whether either of the rappers will perform on Sunday.

The Grammy Awards take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 10 and will be broadcast live on CBS television at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT (0100 GMT).

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2019 Young Achievers Summit And Awards Set For Saturday, July, 20th

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2019 Young Achievers Summit And Awards Set For Saturday, July, 20th

The annual young achievers’ summit awards by TwentyPlus Group is set to happen this Saturday.

The Entrepreneurship event that brings together youth to educate, support and promote entrepreneurship amongst persons over the four years would be held this year at the KAMA Conference Center, Labone.

With over 200 attendings, participants get to listen to amazing speakers like Michael Kwesi Ofori (CEO of UniEmploy International, Global Award-winning Speaker Kwame A.A Opoku, Joy Wilson, Kwadwo Sheldon (Content King), Award-winning Fashion Designer & Icon Abrantie Yaw Boamah, Prince Akpah (MD, Avance Media), Mrs. Leslie Aidoo Mensah (Founder and President of Afra K Fashion School), Paul Coffie Bebobru Jnr (CEO, ToaHouse) and All the way from Germany Derrick S. Vomawor.

The 3 session Event would see a panel discussion with young entrepreneurs like Edwin Elikem Amenyeawu (CEO, Priceless Group Africa), Stephanie Ode Wilson (CEO, SCOWN Properties LTD), Editor in Chief of Debonair Afrik Nuel Bans and Mrs. Elizabeth Owusu Boadi (Executive Director, Banel International).

The 5th Edition is Hosted by award-winning Actor and Radio Personality JKD and Moderated by John Appiah starts at exactly 10 am.

NOW WHO WINS AN AWARD? Come Saturday winners would be announced and presented with Awards to motivate upcoming entrepreneurs.

This edition is Sponsored by UniEmploy International, ChestNut Group, Kris Café, Top Bright Consultancy, Scown Properties and refreshed by Malta Guinness Ghana.

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Janet Jackson And 50 Cent To Perform At The Saudi Arabia Concert After Nicki Minaj Pulled Out

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More high profile stars are set to perform in Saudi Arabia as part of the Jeddah World Fest, after rapper Nicki Minaj pulled out in a show of support for women’s rights!

Superstar singer Janet Jackson along with American rappers 50 Cent and Future will be heading to the Kingdom for the festival.

“We can’t wait to see this incredible icon in Jeddah,” the Jeddah Season Twitter account said of Jackson, one of the most successful female solo acts of all time.

All three stars will be performing in Saudi Arabia for the first time.

The concert on Thursday will also include performances from musician Steve Aoki, and singer Liam Payne.

The music festival is part of the Jeddah Season of activities which falls under the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage’s (SCTH) ambitious program of seasonal entertainment for the Kingdom.

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Fuse ODG To Perform At The Closing Ceremony Of The 2019 AFCON

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Ghanaian Afropop singer, Fuse ODG will join other artists to perform at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON which was staged in Egypt.

After 3-weeks of grueling football full of surprises and entertainment, the curtains will be drawn down and the final game will between North Africa’s Algeria and Sadio Mane’s Senegal

Fuse ODG made the announcement on his Twitter platform.

He tweeted “Touch Down Egypt with the team!! Happy to announce I’ll be performing at the closing ceremony for African Cup of Nations Finals. Me ready to rep! It’s a worldwide movement… #AFCON19#NewAfricaNation”

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