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Barcelona Truck Attack Kills 12 And Injures 80


  • MADRID (MarketWatch) — A popular promenade in Barcelona, Spain, became a scene of panic and devastation on Thursday after a van rammed pedestrians, leaving a dozen people dead and dozens more injured.

The incident took place on Las Ramblas, a long, tree-lined street that is typically packed with tourists and locals, around 5 p.m. local time (11 a.m. Eastern time).
Local media were at one point reporting that hostages were being held at a bar near the scene of the attack by other assailants, but later reports cast doubt on the matter. The Associated Press cited the regional president in reporting that two suspects had been arrested.
The Wall Street Journal, citing the jidahist-activity-monitoring organization SITE Intelligence Group, reported that Islamic State had claimed responsibility for the attack. Spain’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, tweeted that terrorists would never defeat a united people who love freedom.
The seaside city was on lockdown in the immediate wake of the attack, with residents told to not leave their homes and many reported to be sheltering inside stores and restaurants and bars that closed the moment news of the attack reached them.
Media reports in Spain and the U.S. indicated the police were treating the incident as a terrorist attack. The police presence on streets in the Spanish capital Madrid, some 600 kilometers southwest of Barcelona, was sharply escalated in the wake of the Barcelona attack.
Nathalie Lezcano Sticchi, a 28-year-old resident of Barcelona who lives near the area, told MarketWatch she had passed the scene of the attack just five minutes before, stepping off the Ramblas to go into a Zara clothing store on a side street.
“When I was on the first floor, one of the guys who was working [at Zara] said, ‘You have to go outside, we are going to close because something is happening at the Ramblas,’ ” Sticchi said in a telephone interview. She said a friend had forwarded her a message from his mother, who had been at Las Ramblas and seen a truck crashing into people.
Sticchi ran to her house, as stores drew their shutters all around her. “People were running everywhere, and no one understood what was going on,” she said, “and I started hearing ambulances.”
Several metro lines were closed in Barcelona, and the area remained sealed off into the evening. Police were urging individuals not to share images of the crash site on social media. They also thanked the media for pixellating images they had chose to use of victims:
Trucks are normally allowed up the Ramblas to make deliveries, and according to Sticchi it has a fairly heavy police presence.
Spain hasn’t suffered a major attack on its soil since 2004, when an al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist cell detonated simultaneous explosions on the Cercanias commuter train in Madrid on March 11. The attack, which took place three days before Spain’s general election, killed 192 people and injured thousands.
The van attack on Las Ramblas killed 12 and injured 80, according to an NBC News report citing the regional president.
The Barcelona scene is one that has become all too familiar in Europe. A deadly truck attack in Nice, France, in July of last year left 86 people dead and hundreds injured. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
In December 2016, a truck was deliberately driven into the Christmas market in Berlin, leaving 12 people dead and 56 others injured.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for those attacks, along with a deadly attack near London Bridge in June.
Source:- Marketwatch

Humblesmith ft. Timaya – Boogati (Remix)

Humblesmith ft. Timaya – Boogati (Remix)


Humblesmith is not slowing down this year, just a few days after he released “Beautiful Lagos”, he’s back. He enlists Timaya for the remix of “Boogati”
“Highlife sensation, Humblesmith drops the remix to one of his smashing singles, ‘Boogati. The new song features son of the soil and hit maker, Timaya. 
There is definitely no slowing down for the Osinachi crooner in 2017 as he drops this new single just days after releasing the new Lagos anthem, ‘Beautiful Lagos’ which even caught the attention and admiration of the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode. He went on to privately present the song to the Governor himself. He seems totally ready to take over this year.
The musician has featured top acts such as Davido, Phyno, Flavour and Harrysong in his past songs but on this one he features the Egbere Papa 1 of Bayelsa, Timaya.
Humblesmith, who is also known as the Golden Prince of Africa recently had a photoshoot with the legendary photographer, TY Bello. Tongues have been asking what he is up to with all of these. The young musician is just busy working hard for his fans.
Humblesmith is signed to N-TYZE Entertainment and all he wants to do in 2017 is give his fans good music and make them happy.”

Top Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau has been expelled from the Hausa film industry by the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria.


Top Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau has been expelled from the Hausa film industry by the Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria.



Sadau was expelled for featuring in a romantic musical video by Jos born musician, ClassiQ.

The statement dated October 2 and signed by the Secretary of the association, Salisu Mohammed, also warned other actors and actresses to henceforth follow the rules binding their participation in the Kannywood film industry.

No word yet from Sadau, who is currently in Mumbai, India.

More photos and the press release from MOPPAN beneath.

BRING BACK OUR ICE PRINCE

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Apparently the hype around the Bring Back Our Girls movement is regaining momentum after the buzz around it seemed to have died down for a bit. However, in my opinion, it’s not just the two-hundred-plus girls from Chibok community that are missing, there’s someone else that seems to have gone off the radar completely for some time now.
His name is Panshak Henry Zamani, he was born in Minna, Niger State but moved to the ancient city of Jos, Plateau State at the tender age of two. He’s got brown skin, a bit lanky with a middle-belt accent. He is a hip-hop recording artiste, with a bit of a stint in acting too. He rose to fame after releasing Oleku, one of Nigeria’s most remixed songs of all time. He won the Hennessy Artistry Club Tour in 2009. Some of his accolades include one BET Award, one Ghana Music Award, Headies Awards, Nigerian Entertainment Awards and two Channel O Music Video Awards.
He used to be signed to Chocolate City Music under which he dropped his debut album,Everybody Loves Ice Prince in 2011. The album included singles like Oleku, Superstar andMagician. The year 2013 saw this artiste release his sophomore album, Fire of Zamani. The album had singles like Aboki, I Swear, Gimme Dat and a few other banging singles. Shortly after Audu Maikori stepped down at the helm at Chocolate City Music, Jude ‘MI’ Abaga was announced as the new Chairman of Chocolate City with this artiste as Vice Chairman.
Did I mention that he’s also the father of a handsome little boy, Jamal, who he had with a lady who goes by the name Bimbo Babatunde. He’s said to have been romantically involved with female rapper, Eva Alordiah, when he first came to Lagos.
His musical projects include Everybody Loves Ice Prince (2011), Fire of Zamani (2013) and theTrash Can EP which he released in 2015.
There were rumours that Panshak Zamani was no longer a part of Chocolate City, the imprint under which he achieved pretty much all of his success. He went on to confirm the rumours in an interview on a popular radio station in Lagos during their midday show. Zamani stated unequivocally that his contract with Chocolate City ended two years ago but remained with the label for purely personal/relationship purposes. A few months later, he officially went public with his Super Cool Cats label and was said to be on the verge of signing a new act, Jilex Anderson. Zamani went as far as introducing Jilex Anderson to the audience at a show at the University of Benin.
Panshak Zamani was also rumoured to be working on launching an urban fashion line as well as his third studio album which he has already titled Jos To The World. It is at this point that Panshak Zamani went “missing”. Some of his latest singles including No Mind Dem, Feelings, Chike (which features Korede Bello, and sounds like an annoying remix to Olamide’sAbule Sowo) and most recently, Excellencyfeaturing DJ Buckz which he put out a very below par video for (going by his previously-set standards).
For an artiste who has been touted by many to be a “Candy Rapper”, I still loved and defended him on every platform I was on. A lot of his music in the past always came off as cheesy and wanting to appeal more to the ladies as well as the fast-tempo-music-lovers. Obviously he was able to get away with it, but it seems the fans are now wiser. It almost feels like he has failed to reinvent himself or at least up the ante music-wise. A lot of times his flow sounds the same, while at other times, he’s singing people to sleep. For pete’s sake, who is this impostor??!
With the young cats like Ycee, Dremo, Zoro and a few others looking to steal the rap crown from hip-hop household names like Olamide, Phyno and co who are also not slacking as they are also working tirelessly to be in our faces and ears every single time, Panshak is steady falling my hand o!
So this doesn’t come off as aimless and useless ranting, ask yourself these pertinent questions:
  • What genre of music does Ice Prince really do?
  • Would you really define Ice Prince as a rapper?
  • Would Ice Prince be able to hold his own against the younger, hungrier and fierier rappers in the game right now?
Having answered these questions, it wouldn’t be totally out of place for me to conclude that Panshak Zamani is gradually slipping into oblivion. Call me crazy, but I don’t recognize the impostor passing himself off as the Ice Prince I used to love and adore so please, before it’s too late, BRING BACK OUR ICE PRINCE!!!!!!

Davido – “Gbagbe Oshi” / Pre-Order “Son Of Mercy” EP Now

Davido – “Gbagbe Oshi” / Pre-Order “Son Of Mercy” EP Now

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Davido’s ‘Son Of Mercy’ EP is set for release on the 21st of October but here is  one of the lead singles, “Gbagbe Oshi” which is produced by Shizzi.
Pre-order for the ‘SON OF MERCY’ ON iTUNES
Meanwhile, enjoy “Gbagbe Oshi” below and share your thoughts.

StoneBwoy – “Problem” (Prod. By BeatzDakay

StoneBwoy – “Problem” (Prod. By BeatzDakay)

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Bhim Nation presents this new record from Ghanaian dance hall act, StoneBwoy which is titled Problem and produced by Inhouse producer, BeatzDakay.

Nigeria’s Nneka Ogwumike Named The Women NBA’s Most Valuable Player 2016

We love to celebrate Nigerians doing well and here’s our spotlight celebrity for today.

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Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike has been named the 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung, the league announced today. The fifth-year forward earned her first MVP award and became the eighth different player in the last eight years to win the honor. She is the third winner for the Sparks, joining teammate Candace Parker (2008, 2013) and Lisa Leslie (2001, 2004, 2006).

Nnemkadi “Nneka” Ogwumike is an American basketball player of Nigerian descent for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association, after being drafted No. 1 overall.

In honor of being named the WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung, Ogwumike will receive $15,000 and a specially designed trophy by Tiffany & Co. 

Orezi – Call The Police (Prod. Mystro)




Orezi – Call The Police (Prod. Mystro)


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Orezi - Call The Police (Prod. Mystro)
Orezi – Call The Police (Prod. Mystro)
Orezi wants someone to “Call The Police”!
Orezi a.k.a Mr Raggamofin moves past his debut offering – “The Ghen Ghen Album” as he serves up a new single.
The dancehall-tinged number was produced byMystro, accompanied by a raunchy artwork, something the females can slobber over.
Listen Up!
Orezi - Call The Police (Prod. Mystro)


Laylizzy ft AKA___hello

VIDEO: Laylizzy ft. AKA – Hello






LayLizzy AKA Hello video

Laylizzy is Mozambique’s finest, award winning hip hop star that is signed to Pan African label, Geobek Records. Through his talent and influence in hip hop music, he continues to rep his country, breaking boundaries all across the continent. He has also successfully released two singles under the label to date, his first being “Tha Crew” and the current one being “Hello” (featuring AKA).
“Hello” was released in April 2016, taking the number #1 spot on the iTunes allgenres chart in Mozambique on the first day and week of its release and also leading as #2 on the iTunes hip-hop chart in South Africa. The single was play listed and hit radio charts in SA, Mozambique, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. This ultimately led Laylizzy to being the first Mozambican artist to get verified on Instagram and on Facebook a day after the release of the single. 
Download the track on iTunes:https://t.co/e1bScRLyKQ

The much anticipated music video forLaylizzy’s hit tune, “Hello” featuringAKA premieres online after making its debut on MTV Base’s Spanking New, TV Miramar in Mozambique as well as on e.TV’s entertainment show, Club 808 securing a spot as number 1 on their weekly Top 5 countdown.
With great reviews received from its debut, the masses have been promised and what has been promised to them shall be delivered.
Video was shot in Johannesburg, South Africa and directed by Mazi C.I.Jizzle.
Enjoy!

Spensir – Testimony (Now Living In Christ)




Spensir – Testimony (Now Living In Christ)


Spensir - Testimony (Now Living In Christ)
Spensir – Testimony (Now Living In Christ)
Victor Spensir Born Victor Femi Ojo is a Uk based Gospel/Reggae artiste, Starting out as an upcoming afrobeats artiste, Victor had an encounter with God at Word of Faith Bible Institute(WOFBI), Winners Chapel, Birmingham and changed from singing secular music to Gospel.

Now living in Christ he is a Youth Minister and Singer Songwriter. He is also the founder of 43:19 Youth Ministries.
Upon studying the book of Isaiah 43:19 he received the Vision for his ministry. His First Gospel song “My Testimony”( AUDIO & ANIMATION VIDEO) which Victor created is not just to share his story but to inspire others that there is life & Hope in being a follower of JESUS CHRIST….Remain blessed as u listen

VIDEO: Kproxzy – Oluwa ft. Skales



VIDEO: Kproxzy – Oluwa ft. Skales


VIDEO: Kproxzy – Oluwa ft. Skales

After releasing the audio to the hit single ‘Oluwa’ by Kproxzy featuring Skales. The Baddo Records’ front line act returns with the Paul Gambit directed visuals to the single.
Kproxzy promises more music and videos to keep wetting his fans appetite, Download and enjoy the crispy visuals below.