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Madonna insists she’s staying put in Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP | Pop icon Madonna marked the release of her 14th album Friday by denying rumours she is looking to leave Portugal, her home of two years. “I am not going to leave Lisbon,” the 60-year-old queen of pop insisted as her latest disc hit the stores. Earlier …

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Rihanna declared world’s richest female musician

New York, United States | AFP | Singer, makeup entrepreneur, lingerie designer and now the first black woman to head a top luxury fashion house — Rihanna has racked up a $600 million fortune to become the world’s richest female musician, Forbes said Tuesday. The 31-year-old — born Robyn Rihanna Fenty …

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Bobi Wine arrested, arraigned before Buganda Road Court

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine who was arrested today as he headed to Kibuli to respond to Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) summons, has been arraigned before Buganda Road Court and remanded to Luzira until May 2. He  faces charges …

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Pop superstar Adele splits from husband

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Global superstar Adele, one of the world’s top recording artists, has split from her husband, UK media reported Saturday, citing the British singer’s representatives. Pop diva Adele, 30, married charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki in 2016 after five years together. They have a son, Angelo, …

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Streaming helps boost 2018 music industry sales

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Worldwide music sales rose by nearly 10 percent in 2018, a fourth consecutive year of growth fuelled by online streaming, according to figures released on Tuesday by an industry body. Revenues reached $19.1 billion last year, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which …

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Three arrested after rapper Gravity Omutujju shot

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people have been arrested in connection to the shooting of Gilson Wabuyu alias Gravity Omutujju, a popular rap artist. The artist was shot at LK Pump Fuel station around 10pm on Wednesday night in Bukuya town in Kassanda District. Amon Mukasa, a resident …

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