Tag Archives: Singers

23Feb/17

Artists react to BRIT Award wins

The 1975, Rag’N’Bone Man, Emeli Sande and Little Mix react to their BRIT Award wins. Continue reading

14Nov/16

America’s Essence festival in Africa for the first time

Durban hosts first Essence festival in Africa – an event that provides an opportunity to connect scattered populations of black people with similar ambitions in music, fashion, artist, women empowerment and business. Continue reading

15May/16
Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine takes Eurovision song crown

Ukraine wins the Eurovision Song Contest, snatching victory over Russia whose entry was tipped as the favourite. Paul Chapman reports. Continue reading

21Jan/16

LL Cool J backs Smiths Oscar boycott

Grammy-winning rapper and actor LL Cool J receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and says he backs Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith in their Oscar boycott.
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21Jan/16

Will Smith also to stay away from Oscars in diversity protest

Actor Will Smith says he will not attend the 2016 Oscar ceremony in protest over the absence of actors of color among the nominees.

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19Jan/16

Spike Lee, Pinkett Smith boycott Oscars, Academy promises more diversity

Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith vow to boycott the Academy Awards ceremony after black actors are shut out of the nominations. The Academy says it needs to do more to promote diversity.

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03Jan/16

Singer Natalie Cole dead at 65 – media reports

Nine-time Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole dies at the age of 65, following complications from a kidney transplant and Hepatitis C.

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23Sep/15

Shakira says children should not “pay the price of war”

(EVO) – Colombian pop star Shakira met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday (September 22), and held a news conference on the importance of providing funding for early childhood development.
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