‘MY MUM TOLD ME THAT I AM ORIGINALLY FROM THE IGBO TRIBE IN NIGERIA ‘– Rihanna

Barbadian born American singer and fashion entrepreneur, Rihanna has revealed that her mother told her that she is originally from the Igbo tribe in Nigeria.

The ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker, who was recently elevated into the league of billionaires after she officially became the wealthiest female musician in the world, made this known in a recent interview.

Rihanna said that her mother disclosed her real origin to her as she noted she is an Igbo woman from the south-eastern part of the West African country, The Nation reports.

She said:

My mom told me that I am originally an Igbo woman. Igbo is a tribe in Africa.”

Rihanna was raised in Bridgetown, Barbados, Rihanna was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers who invited her to the United States to record demo tapes.

 

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“BURY ME IN LAGOS WHEN I DIE” – Ghanaian Millionaire Oscar Doe Put His Will In Public   

Ghanaian Millionaire King Oscar Doe, President & Executive Chairman of Doscar Group Holdings, has willingly shared information about how he wants his properties to be distributed in an event of his death.

Although he was quick to point out that he is not suffering any life-threatening ailment and that he has not received any death threats from anyone or organization, the multi-millionaire businessman on Wednesday released his private will, where he stated key things that must be done after his death.

Suprisingly, the philanthropist stated in the ‘Will’ that he should be buried in Nigeria; Ikoyi in Lagos specifically. He also stated that senior workers who have been running his companies for 10 years and above would be entitled to 10% shareholding in the company.

He also said that his properties should be sold and the proceeds lodged in his foundation account to continue the legacy of support for education.

Read the contents of the will below..

I, His Royal Highness, The Most Colourful Oscar Yao Doe Write My Own Will And Wish When I Die (That) My Family, My Friends, My Companies, My Business Associates Should Respect This Will. Doing Otherwise, God Will Strike.

1. My First Wish When I Die, Bury Me In Lagos, Specifically Ikoyi Or Victoria Island.

2. My Companies Should Continue To Contribute To And Take Care Of My Schools. My Properties Should Be Sold And The Money Lodged Into Doscar Foundation Account.

3. All My CEOs, Country Directors, D.Gs Who Have Worked With Me Up To 10 Years Should BE Entitled To 10% Shares Of My Company They Are In Charge Of.

4. 20% Share Dividends To Be Shared Among Those Who Are Part Of The Management Board.

5. One School Each In Ghana, Nigeria And Cote D’Ivoire To Bear My Name Should Be Built From My Personal Allowances, Salaries And Share Dividends.

6. I Have Already Given Full Education To All My Siblings, And Cousins, So They Have Already Been Taken Care Off.

7. I Have Also Sorted Out My Aunties, Uncles With Financial Support For Their Businesses. So, They Have Already Been Taken Care Of.

8. The Management Of Doscar Foundation Can Then Open Up To Contributions From Reputable Individuals And Organisations.

9.The Criteria Should Be Strictly For Those Who Have Done Selfless Works. Contributions From Individuals Or Organisations Who Are Known To Destroy Other People Must Be Avoided. The Doscar Foundation Activities Should Remain Strictly For The Support Of Education Only!

10. I Plead With The Hamoui Family, Kalmoni Family, Odaymat Family, Wolley Family, Irabor Family, Duffour Family, Nike Okundaye Family,Otunba Tolani Oladipo Family To Assist In Carrying Out This Will.

(However) Let Me Make One Thing Clear; I Have Neither Received Any Death Threats, Nor Received Any Intimidation From Anyone Or Organisation. I Do Not Have Any Chronic Diseases Or Any Incurable Illness! The Truth.

Perhaps, The Events Of Recent Years Have Really OPENEDy My Eyes! I Thank God.

GHANA HOSTS YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS INITIATIVE TRAINING

The opening ceremony of the 7th cohort for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) West Africa was held on Sunday July 30, 2017 at GIMPA where its Regional Leadership Centre is situated.

120 participants from 9 West African countries have since commenced their leadership training at the Centre. These participants were selected after months of recruitment and careful planning. The ceremony took place at the GIMPA Executive Conference Hall.

In her welcome speech, the Director of YALI West Africa, Shola Safo-Duodu (Ph.D) mentioned that the centre had trained 1657 participants in the previous cohorts who are excelling in their diverse fields of endeavour. She was confident that this year’s will be no different. She indicated that her goal has been and still is to make the RLC, a world-class leadership training institute.

Participants, between ages 18 and 35 years from Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Togo, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Burkina Faso and Cameroon, were selected through a highly transparent and competitive process. They will undergo a 5 week residential innovative leadership training from the 30th of July to the 1st of September, 2017. The sessions will feature ethics, contemporary Issues affecting Africa and three specialization tracks of study namely: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civil Society Leadership, and Public Management. The training will be followed by 12-weeks of Mentoring and Internships in their various countries.

Dr. Safo-Duodu thanked partners namely: USAID, the MasterCard Foundation, The Private Enterprise Foundation, Africa 2.0., Microsoft, The DOW Chemical Company, GIMPA and other potential supporters such as Care International, YNG interns Africa, TY Danjuma Foundation, GLOBACOM, Guinness, Integriti PR and Impact Hub. She also hinted that centre aims to attract more partners to pursue this all important mission of grooming more African leaders. It therefore welcomes corporate and private institutions who want to help chart this course.

She announced on-going efforts at enacting global networking opportunities between YALI West Africa and institutions such as the Harvard Business School and the Saginaw Valley State University. YALI was launched by former President Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. In July 2014, President Obama announced the creation of four YALI Regional Leadership Centres in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Senegal.

According to the Head of Corporate Affairs at YALI West Africa (Accra RLC), Mrs. Sefa Gohoho-Boatin, ‘The Centre provides and promotes collaboration and a forward-leaning culture of diversity that entails dreaming and thinking differently to define and realise one’s potential. The three available tracks are inclusive embracing future leaders regardless of gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion or disability.’

The YALI Regional Leadership Centres are a project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in close partnership with the MasterCard Foundation and other local and international partners across Africa.

YVONNE OKORO, RITA DOMINIC & BOITY THULO COVER GLAM AFRICA MAGAZINE

The latest cover of Glam Africa Magazine was shot in Ghana earlier this year and features three extra ordinary women who are transforming the way Africa is seen globally with their contribution to the movie industry.

In this edition the ladies talk to Glam Africa about fame, life and the importance of following your dreams.

Also within this edition there are ideas and inspiration as you plan a spontaneous getaway including the hottest destination to visit in Africa, new hot holiday destinations around the world, a guide to packing for your holiday and much more.

According to Glam Africa’s Editor Fadekemi Sulaiman, “Africans should travel more; see more of the world and be seen too. There are mutual benefits to this. Apart from the economic growth through travel and tourism, there’s also the prospect of shared learning across borders. By doing so, we demystify Africa and by extension, Africans.”

Glam Africa magazine is sold at news stands including W H Smith, Shoprite, Checkers and Spar in Ghana, Nigeria, UK and South Africa, or online through bank or mobile money payment at glamafrica.com/magazine.

See some of the inside photos of the cover ladies:

BECCA PROJECTS AFRICA AT 2015 GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL

Ghanaian Songstress Becca born Rebecca Acheampong represented Ghana at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York.

Becca pictured with Soledad O'Brien of CNN and others backstage
Becca pictured with Soledad O’Brien of CNN and others backstage

As always the “Daa ke daa” singer projected Africa in the costume she wore to perform on stage and off course her hair style.

Becca wore a colourful peplum top and trousers with blonde short dreadlocks to match definitely looked unique with her African identity.

Becca performed on an all-star song “Tell Everybody” which features Sarkodie, Yemi Alade of Nigeria, Mafikizolo of South Africa and Sauti Sol of Kenya.

She gave a mind-blowing performance with her African colleagues in New York at the just ended Global Citizen Festival held in New York over the weekend.

The 2015 Global Citizen Festival was a phenomenal experience. Some of the best musicians, most influential leaders and most inspiring global citizens came together to spread awareness of the Global Goals and the many forms of poverty.

Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Usher Raymond, Ed Sheeran, Pearl Jam, Coldplay and other celebrities attended the event.

Becca was also spotted with American Singer Usher Raymond
Becca was also spotted with American Singer Usher Raymond

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BECCA OUT AND ABOUT IN NEW YORK AHEAD OF HER PERFORMANCE

Sexy Ghanaian Singer Becca is having a good time ahead of her big day in New York.Becca and DJ RabThe Ace Afro Pop rocker who is scheduled to perform at the Global Goals Citizens Festival in New York City on Saturday, September 26, has been spotted in New York City out and about this afternoon with some African brothers.

Becca was seen having a ride with BET Award Winning Nigerian Rapper Ice Prince Zamani and the “Daa ke daa” singer also hanged out with the legendary DJ Rab.

Becca is among a number of African artistes including Sarkodie, Yemi Alade of Nigeria, Mafikizolo of South Africa and Sauti Sol of Kenya who feature on the African song of the Global Goals Citizens campaign, Tell Everybody.

Becca would definitely fly the flag of Ghana at the Central Park concert.

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