Linkin Park lead singer, Chester Charles Bennington is dead

American singer, songwriter and lead act of Nu metal rock band, Linkin Park, Chester Charles Bennington, is dead.

The 41-year-old was found lifeless inside his private residence on Thursday morning in the Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles.

His housekeeper discovered his body around 9:00 a.m.

The death, which was confirmed by the Los Angeles County coroner, is being treated as a suspected suicide case.

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Over 100 designers, exhibitors to feature at Africa Fashion Week in London

Over 100 African fashion designers and exhibitors will feature at the 7th edition of Africa Fashion Week between August 11 and 12 at the Grand hall of the Freemasons in London.

Ronke Ademiluyi, founder, Africa Fashion Week Nigeria/London (AFWNL), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos Nigeria on Wednesday.

She said that the event would be an exhibition of the African fashion whose creations had become unique designs and brands.

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Stolen pictures: Harrysong reacts to viral images of twin babies

The singer, Harrison Okiri, aka Harrysong, has reacted to allegations that he stole a picture of an adorable set of twins to announce the arrival of his new babies.

The Alterplate CEO welcomed a set of twins – a boy and a girl – with his Abuja-based lover on Saturday, in Beverly Hill, California.

But the photo of the babies which he shared on his Instagram page was traced to its original source – a nursing website in the United States that had absolutely nothing to do with the singer.

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BET Awards 2017: Beyonce, Chance the Rapper, Wizkid, others emerge winners

The 2017 BET Awards closed its curtains on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The star-studded event which celebrated achievements in music, entertainment, sports, television and movies was hosted by Leslie Jones of Saturday Night Live.

The big night saw performances by some of America’s fan-favourite like Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Big Sean and others.

Beyonce emerged the biggest winner of the night, taking home the awards for “Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award”, “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist”, “Video of the Year” and “Album of the Year” respectively.

Rave of the moment, Chance the Rapper, took home the highly coveted “Best New Artist” and “Humanitarian Award”.

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Trump blasts rapper Snoop Dogg for music video

Snoop Dogg

U.S. President Donald Trump blasted Snoop Dogg on Wednesday for a music video that shows the rapper shooting a gun at a clown that resembles the president.

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How I survived after my car went up in flames – Former Nigeria beauty queen

MARYAM ELISHA

Ex-beauty queen and owner of Rikaoto By Me fashion line, Mariam Elisha, said she is yet to recover from trauma after her car went up in flames on Eko Bridge, Lagos on Sunday afternoon.

he Kebbi-State born fashion entrepreneur narrowly escaped death after her Mercedes Benz G-Wagon caught fire while she was in transit.

According to Miss Elisha, onlookers drew her attention to the fire because she was in transit and totally oblivious of it.

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Miss France crowned 65th Miss Universe

Miss France, Iris Mittenaere crowned 65th Miss Universe [Photo Credit: people.com]

Miss France, Iris Mittenaere, 24, who said she hoped more countries would open up their borders for refugees, was crowned on Monday in the Philippines as the winner of the 65th Miss Universe pageant.

Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier, 25, was named first runner up and Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar, 23, was the second runner up.

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Big Brother Naija re-launched with 12 contestants

The launching of the Big Brother Nigeria show

The reality TV series, Big Brother Nigeria, was on Sunday re-launched as “Big Brother Naija” with 12 contestants also known as “housemates”, after 10 years of holding its first edition.

Award-winning Nigerian singers, Yemi Alade, Flavour and ‘K9’, performed live during the launch.

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Singer Madonna defends ‘blowing up the White House’ remark

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Madonna’s speech, which was criticised on social media, led some television networks to abruptly stop their live feeds of the march.

The march drew hundreds of thousands of people in demonstrations across the U.S. to protest the election of Donald Trump as president

“I am not a violent person,’’ the singer songwriter said on Instagram.

“I spoke in metaphor and I shared two ways of looking at things — one was to be hopeful, and one was to feel anger and outrage, which I have personally felt.’’

The 58-year-old led the crowd on Saturday in chants of, “Yes, we’re ready’’ to take on policies promoted by Trump, who alienated many women during the election campaign.

He had made comments about rivals’ attractiveness and promised to outlaw or diminish abortion rights.

Trump’s comments in a decade-old video declaring that women would allow him, as a celebrity, to kiss and grope them without their consent further outraged many women.

But Madonna preceded the chants with coarse words for critics of the march.

“To our detractors that insist that this march will never add up to anything, fuck you,’’ the pop star said.

She then repeated the expletive.

Her words drew immediate criticism on social media.

On YouTube, where the speech was posted live and in recorded formats several users called the singer “evil.’’

Others expressed outrage over her comment that she had thought about blowing up the White House. On Twitter, some users demanded that she be investigated for making terrorist threats.

Turnout for Saturday’s march was unprecedented, as organisers took credit for mobilising five million marchers worldwide.

Official crowd estimates for the Washington centerpiece of the demonstration were not available, but turnout in the nation’s capital clearly exceeded the 200,000 projected in advance by organisers.

The march filled long stretches of downtown Washington around the White House and the National Mall.

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Tupac’s love letter for auction at $25,000

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An explicit hand-written love letter by late African-American rapper and actor Tupac Shakur has been offered for sale at $25,000, 20 years after his death.

According to Goldin Auctions who displayed the legendary love letter on hits auction blog, the romantic poetic prose was penned by Tupac during his 1995 prison stint.

“Tupac wrote this letter to his paramour in black pen.

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