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Chadwick Aaron Boseman ‘Black Panther actor’ Dies of Cancer

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Chadwick Aaron Boseman ‘Black Panther actor’ Dies of Cancer

“Black Panther” film star Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose work celebrated African-American pioneers and culture, has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, according to an announcement posted on Friday to his social media accounts.

Boseman, a native of South Carolina who began his screen career in episodes of television dramas such as “Third Watch,” “Law & Order” and “ER,” passed away at his home, with his wife and family at his side, the statement on Twitter and Facebook said. It did not specify when he died. He resided in Los Angeles.

Boseman made his feature film debut with a small part in the 2008 sports biopic “The Express,” a drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first Black player to win the Heisman trophy.

He went on to star as a number of other real-life characters famed for breaking America’s racial barriers, including soul singer James Brown in “Get on Up,” Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall,” and baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson in “42.”

But the actor’s most memorable role was his performance as T’Challa, king of the fictional, futuristic African kingdom of Wakanda and the crime fighter known as Black Panther, in the first major studio superhero movie featuring a predominantly African-American cast.

Embraced by global audiences, “Black Panther” became the second highest grossing movie at box offices worldwide in 2018, heralded for its vibrant celebration of African culture and applauded as a milestone for racial diversity in Hollywood.

The film was nominated for six Oscars, including best picture. It won three Academy Awards – in the best original score, best costume design and best production design categories. It also won the top Screen Actors Guild award that year for best movie ensemble.

Boseman originated the Black Panther film role two years earlier in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” and reprised the part twice more in 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame.”

In June, Boseman joined more than 300 Black actors and filmmakers who signed an open letter urging Hollywood to steer away from entertainment glorifying police brutality and corruption and to invest in anti-racist content.

The letter was written in the midst of a cultural and political reckoning with systematic racism in the United States in the wake of the George Floyd death in Minneapolis.

Tributes and expressions of shock poured in on Twitter from fans and fellow Hollywood figures, including Marvel film co-stars Mark Ruffalo (the Incredible Hulk) and Chris Evans (Captain America).

The Twitter-Facebook statement said Boseman was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016, an illness that progressed ultimately to stage 4 and went publicly undisclosed until his death, though he had grown noticeably thin in recent public appearances and social media posts.

“We never know what people are enduring,” Bernice King, the daughter of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., wrote on Twitter in a salute to the actor. “Humans … we are wonders. Thank you, Chadwick, for gifting us with your greatness in the midst of a painful struggle.”

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Williams Uchemba’s Weddding: A Star-Studded Event (Photos)

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Williams Uchemba’s Weddding was actually a Star-Studded event full of glitz and glamour with lots of celebrities from the entertainment industry.

Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Ini Edo, Chika Ike, many others at Williams Uchemba

Actor, Williams Uchemba tied the knot with his wife, Brunella, on Saturday, November 21. His friends in the entertainment industry who were in attendance include; Rita Dominic, P-Square, Ini Edo, Chika Ike, Kate Henshaw, Ufuomma McDermott, and many others.

“The entertainment industry must be allowed to gradually get back in business!!”- #Falz

It was really a show of fashionistas. See more photos below;

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BBNaija’s Omashola Bags the Biggest Endorsement of his Career (Photo/Video)

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“The biggest endorsement of my career” – BBNaija’s Omashola becomes ambassador of airline company (Photo/Video)

Ex-BBNaija season 4 housemate, Omashola bags  the biggest endorsement of his career as he becomes brand ambassador of an airline company, Exclusive Jet 7.

The reality star whose full name is Omashola Kola Oburoh made this announcement on social media over the weekend.

Omashola tweeted, “Congratulations sholzy west, I’m truly proud of you. Now endorsement is talking in dollars @exclusive_jet7.”

Exclusive Jet 7 has since confirmed the endorsement deal by posting a welcome-onboard message for Omashola on their official Twitter page.

They also said they are excited to be collaborating henceforth with the Delta State native.

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They tweeted, “We would like to take this opportunity to formally welcome Omashola Kola Oburoh as our Brand Ambassador to our organisation.

We are pleased to collaborate with such a vibrant, talented individual and look forward to reaching greater heights. Together we grow, onwards and upwards. @sholzy23.”

Exclusive Jet 7 is an airline company founded in 2017 by the founders’ group to be the first black owned aircraft sales company as a sub division of Kombo Enterprise.

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I felt pressure at some point to marry Chioma but not now – Davido opens up

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I felt pressure at some point to marry Chioma but not now – Davido opens up

The DMW Boss and singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as ‘Davido’ opens up on his relationship with his fiancée, Chioma Avril Rowland and how it has affected her and her family.

Davido revealed there has been pressure to tie the knot ever since since he unveiled Chioma as his girlfriend in the video of his hit song, ‘Assurance’. Although the couple got engaged in 2019.

Since then, the DMW boss disclosed that Chioma has received hate messages from people on social media.

I felt pressure at some point to marry Chioma but not now – Davido opens up

He made this known during an interview on Ndani TV.

According to him, his bringing his relationship with Chioma to the limelight affected her life and their relationship.

Davido said: “After the Assurance video, Chioma received hate messages from people. Her parents even got hateful messages.

“It affected our relationship too. Chioma went from being a private person. It affected our relationship a lot then I realized people don’t like something good.

“We started having issues at some point and we decided not to tell anyone anything about us, that’s was when I decided to go offline for a while.

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“Before Assurance video, our relationship was so good. The dynamics between us changed after our relationship became Public. It was like everybody’s relationship and business.

“I felt pressured at some point to officially do the wedding but now I don’t. At the end of the day it’s between both of us and our families.”

When asked if they would still get married, Davido affirmed that but said it’s not the right time.

He said; “We would get married but not now. We are trying to make the foundation solid and I’m so happy now that Chioma is focused on making money.

“We are not riding on the wave that people want this for us.”

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