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The 2020 Oscars: Some Celebrities that didn’t show up

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Taking a step back from the glitz and glam and insane performances of the night, the 92nd Academy Awards, it was obvious that some of our favorite stars were missing from the celebration. Let’s take a look at some of the celebrities that didn’t make it to the 2020 Oscars for reasons best known to them

 Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner at Soho, New york for the fashion week

Kendall Jenner is a model keeping up with the Kardashians star. during the 2020 Oscars, she was in Soho, New York City for a fashion week and was captured in a photograph wearing dark sunglasses and a dark coat. Her dress sense for this fashion week was really captivating… I guess she chose to be captured without the coats.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift at the 58th Grammy Awards

Taylor Swift and her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn skipped the 2020 Oscars for the 58th Grammy Awards. I guess it has something to do with the fact that Swift’s original song “Beautiful Ghosts” for Cats and Alwyn’s film Harriet didn’t make the Oscars shortlist. Despite this, she has had a great start as she recently celebrated the release of her Netflix documentary Miss Americana at the Sundance Film Festival.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie stunning with her outfit at the 23rd Annual Critics Choice Awards

Some may have expected the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” star to attend the 2020 Oscars and support the Disney team, as much as we’re sure she would have loved to, just to burst your bubbles, the actress was busy in London filming her upcoming film “Marvel: The Eternals”. The last time Angelina Jolie attended the Oscars was in 2014 with her ex-husband and actor Brad Pitt. Since then, she hasn’t been seen at any major Academy Awards after-parties in years. Having no personal nominations, and film obligations abroad, it’s safe to say that Jolie may be okay with not running into her ex at an award show. She is really looks stuning in this outfit of hers…

Amy Schumer

This year Schumer ditched the stress of getting ready for the event and watched the Oscars in her sweatpants like most of us. The comedian took to Instagram during the 92nd Academy Awards to share a photo of her, her husband Chris Fischer, and her beloved dog. In a totally relatable moment, she captioned her picture, “If you had told me this year, I would again be home watching the Oscars in my sweatpants I would have believed you. #makessense.”

The comedian, Amy Schumer, her husband (Chris Fischer) and their lovely dog

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Omah Lay shares sad experience in Uganda after his release

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Omah Lay shares sad experience in Uganda after his release

Nigerian singer, Omah Lay has shared his sad experience in Uganda and how he was arrested and treated like a common thief.

Recall earlier this month, Omah was arrested for violating the COVID-19 rules in Uganda.

He explained to his Ugandan fans that he never intended to put them in harms way, and whatever action he took while in Uganda, was in the presence of the Ugandan Police.

He showed appreciation to his mom, fans and celebrities for showing him love during his arrest and making sure that he returns safely.

In his words;

“The past few days have been some of the toughest of my life that I wouldn’t wish them on anyone. Out in a new country with some beautiful people, the next thing I’m being treated like a common thief.

First off I want to thank all the amazing fans that came out to see me in Uganda, the smiles on your happy faces that evening would be one of my happiest memories. Also I wanna clarify that putting you in harms way was never my intentions!

Before we came out to Uganda, the show promoters confirmed and proved to us they’d secured all the clearances which of course included Covid 19 compliance….At that point, my sole obligation became to make myself available to be taken to the venue and entertain, which I did in the full glance and protection of the Ugandan police.

Secondly, to my mom, my family, my team, my fans, friends that I caused sleepless nights waiting and praying for me, I apologize for putting you through all that;…on the other hand I can’t thank you enough, I damned near lost my mind but your prayers and messages kept me going! Thank you so much!

Finally, big THANK YOU to everyone for your efforts, prayers, messages, tweets (Damn! Y’all went hard!).Big shout out to the musicians, the celebrities, fans (Again and again🙏🏾), my family, my friends, my Label, The Nigerian Mission in Uganda, The Presidency, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Madam Abike. Thank you all so much!I have put this behind me and back to what I know how to do best. One Africa ✊🏿Omah is home! 🤘🏾 Love,Omah 💜”.

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Guinness World Record: Marsai Martin Emerges the youngest Hollywood Executive Producer

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Marsai Martin Emerges the youngest Hollywood Executive Producer, breaking the Guinness World Record

Marsai Martin, 16, Emerges the youngest Hollywood Executive Producer, breaking the Guinness World Record for the youngest Hollywood Executive Producer.

She was only 14 years old when she executively produced the 2019 film “Little,” in which she also starred alongside Regina Hall and Issa Rae.

Marsai is Known for her role in the hit show Blackish, Marsai Martin (USA) has now earned the Guinness World Records title for youngest Hollywood executive producer for her breakout film Little (USA).

The idea for the movie began in her living room where she first brought the idea to her parents.

After workshopping the concept Martin took her proposal to Blackish creator, Kenya Barris, and in her own words, “the rest was history”.

“It feels crazy, honestly,” Martin said in a video of her certificate presentation. “A world record? That’s insane.”

Although Marsai is now 16 years old, she technically broke the record in 2019 but she wasn’t presented with this award and officially declared a record-breaker by Guinness until now.

“To be able to create a film, to star in it and be with your favourite stars, and actually seeing that entire experience was so amazing,” – Masai Martin said during the certificate presentation.

Marsai, who came to fame starring as Dianne on “Black-ish”, reportedly pitched the idea for the film herself to “Black-ish” producer Kenya Barris when she was 10.

After the pitch was accepted, Martin signed a deal with Universal Pictures, developing scripted projects, last year.

The record makes sure to note that she was only 14 and 241 days old when “Little” was released.

Martin will appear in the 2021 edition of the physical Guinness World Records book and in the meantime, her production company, Genius Productions, is currently working on another film, “StepMonster.”

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Tiwa Savage: CELIA makes Time Magazine’s top 10 album for 2020

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Tiwa Savage’s CELIA makes Time Magazine’s top 10 album for 2020

CELIA an album released in August by Tiwa Savage features Sam Smith, Naira Marley, Stefflon Do, Dice Aisles and Hamza.

Nigerian Female musician, Tiwa Savage’s “CELIA” has been selected among the top ten in 2020 album by Time Magazine.

Describing the album, Time Magazine says “the latest album from Savage, a Nigerian singer-songwriter who many call the “Queen of Afrobeats,” is characterised by an infectious buoyancy”.

“A veteran of the American, British and Nigerian music industries, Savage has an innate understanding of how various strains of music from the Black diaspora fit together, so R&B, rap, Afrobeats, and global pop coalesce seamlessly on the record.

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“Savage’s featherweight and precise voice, flips fluidly between English and Yoruba, while bright horn sections drift in and out.

“She also shows off an alluring chemistry with an array of artists, from Sam Smith to Davido to Naira Marley.

“Their inspired contributions make “CELIA” a Nigerian standout in a year of creative excellence from the country, with other releases coming from Burna Boy, Davido, Fireboy DML, Olamide and Wizkid.”

Tiwa in her reaction wrote on her official Twitter @Tiwasavage: ”I doubted many things but one thing I knew for sure was what a beautiful body [of] work myself and everyone involved created, we created magic.

“Soooo many projects dropped this year all over the world and TIME MAGAZINE picked #CELIA as one of their top 10 albums released this year. Ope ni fun Eledumare!

“I’m even more gingered to drop my next project, following my heart and stepping out of my comfort zone yet again.

2021, I’m ready for you.”

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