ENTERTAINMENT: Singer, Rihanna, becomes a billionaire
Barbados-born singer, Robyn Fenty, known to the world as Rihanna, launched Fenty Beauty in 2017, where she created a cosmetics company that made “women everywhere (feel) included.”
Rihanna is now worth $1.7billion, Forbes estimates.
Surprisingly, it’s not her music that’s made her so wealthy. The bulk of her fortune (an estimated $1.4 billion) comes from the value of Fenty Beauty, of which Forbes can now confirm she owns 50%.
In February her lingerie line Savage x Fenty raised $115 million in funding at a $1 billion valuation. Her stake in the lingerie company, Savage x Fenty, is worth an estimated $270 million.
This makes her the wealthiest female musician in the world and second only to Oprah Winfrey as the richest female entertainer.
Rihanna’s 101 million followers on Instagram and 102.5 million on Twitter, serve as one of the tools she used to build her empire coupled with being a high class actress and performer.
The singer, who used to release an album almost every year, hasn’t released a new album since 2016’s Anti.
David Williams takes a bow from Britain’s Got Talent after 10 years
David Williams, the comedian and actor, is leaving Britain’s Got Talent after ten years as a judge on the ITV show.
David, 51, resigned as a judge on the show after being forced to apologise for foul-mouthed remarks about contestants.
After a decade on the judging panel, David Walliams is being replaced. In the coming weeks, Walliams plans to formally confirm his decision to step down.
A source disclosed to The Sun;
“David has decided to bow out after a ten-year run. He wants to leave on a high after a wonderful time.
“Being on the show has been a huge source of entertainment and joy for him and he is arguably the most popular member of the panel.
“He hasn’t taken the decision lightly, but it feels like time to move on and focus on his other projects.
“His team have quietly been having conversations over the past few days where it has been made clear that David is readying himself to step down – and then producers will start to think about who might replace him.
“His exit might not be popular with fans who adore him.
“But for David it appears that now, after an amazing ten years on the show, it is the right time to move on.”
For the 16th series, head judge Simon Cowell, 63, and panellists Amanda Holden, 51, and Alesha Dixon, 44, are expected to return.
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Kizz Daniel to perform at Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup
Kizz Daniel, a Nigerian singer, has been confirmed as one of the headline performers at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
FIFA, the World Cup organizers, confirmed the news on Friday when they announced the five official performing artists for the event.
Kizz Daniel is the only African artist on FIFA’s list of headliners for the FIFA Fan Festival during the World Cup, performing alongside five international award-winning singers.
Diplo, an American DJ and Music Producer, will perform on November 22, while Kizz Daniel will perform on November 23.
Nora Fatehi, a Canadian crooner, will perform on November 29; Trinidad Cardona, an American singer, will perform on December 1; and Calvin Harris, from Scotland, will perform on December 10.
On Friday, FIFA announced the lineup on its official Instagram page.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, 2022.
This is a dream come true for the singer, who tweeted about his desire to perform at the World Cup in June.
Kizz Daniel has established himself in the industry as a creator of viral hits.
His single “Buga,” on which he collaborated with Tecno, received worldwide attention as world leaders and celebrities participated in the viral Buga Challenge.
Kizz Daniel released another hit single, “Odo” (Cough), in October, which is currently trending on the Internet.
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“No endorsement nothing nothing boom G-wagon” Fans react as Christy O of BBNaija claims to acquire a G-wagon worth 100 million
Christiana Ojumu, popularly known as Christy O, a former Big Brother Naija housemate, shared a video of herself driving a white Mercedes Benz G-wagon worth over 100 million naira. She sparked outrage online when she claimed to have just purchased the car.
After sharing a video of herself chilling in the new white Mercedes Benz G-wagon, the former Big Brother Naija 7 housemate set tongues wagging online.
However, this seemingly good news has prompted some to question whether purchasing such an expensive car at this time should be a priority for a young celebrity like herself. Others have slammed the story as nothing more than fake news designed to draw attention to her because she did poorly during her brief stint on the BBNaija show.
Many BBNaija fans have reacted to the reality TV star’s video, claiming that it is nothing more than a publicity stunt, and that if she did acquire the luxury SUV, her priorities are skewed.
Some fans congratulated her in the comments section, while others suggested that Christy O was chasing clout with the vehicle because she couldn’t possibly afford it.
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