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1. Rema and Chris Brown meet in the studio
On February 16, the Nigerian singer, Rema was spotted in the studio with the King of R&B, Chris Brown. Knowing what Brown has done with Nigerian superstars, davido and Assistant in the past, fans are incredibly excited. This comes with the excited expectations surrounding Rema’s debut album, which will follow up on his latest work, Bad Commando.
A few days ago singer MAVIN also released his first single of 2022, Calm. And it’s buzzing all over the country. A video for the song has 1.8 million views on YouTube.
2. Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall and Amy Schumer will host this year’s Oscars
— Variety (@Variety) February 14, 2022
The 94th Academy Awards will be hosted by Wanda Sykes, Regina HalEarth Amy Schumer, and comedy is sure to be incorporated into their presentations, segways and more. This will be the first Academy Awards for all three performers and the first time three women will host the Oscars, which will air on ABC on March 27. “Imagine one of the funniest women in comedy hosting the Oscars today… Now multiply that by three. I know the fun Regina, Amy and Wanda will have will translate to our audience as well. Craig Erwichthe president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment said in a statement.
The Oscars haven’t had a host for the past three years, however, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is making up for it this year.
3. South Africa: DBN Gogo and Focalistic reveal they are dating
Valentine’s Day Olympics 😍 pic.twitter.com/JN3AzuT8FN
— uMaka Mah 👵🏽 (@DBNGOGO) February 13, 2022
DBN Go and Focalistic caused a social media frenzy when they revealed they were a couple. the Khuza Gogo The hitmaker shared a Twitter thread leading up to Valentine’s Day showing the teddy bear, treats, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and other gifts she received from rapper Focalistic. “Valentine’s Day Olympics” she captioned the post.
“The Perfect Ending” she wrote in a video showing her in a hotel room filled with rose petals while Focalistic poured a glass of bubbles. DBN Gogo and Focalistic are sought-after amapiano stars and have made strides in the country and beyond its borders.
4. Burkina Faso coup leader sworn in as president
Paul-Henri Damiba, #Burkina Faso military leader responsible for the overthrow of former President Roch Kaboré on January 24, was sworn in on Wednesday.
During his televised address, Damiba vowed to avidly fight corruption and depoliticize public administration. pic.twitter.com/50jWtIcxh8
— VOA Africa (@VOAAfrica) February 16, 2022
Burkina Faso’s military leader who took control in a coup three weeks ago has been sworn in as transitional president. Dressed in a camouflage uniform and a red beret, Paul-Henri Damiba vowed to uphold the constitution in a small ceremony in the capital, Ouagadougou.
Lt. Col. Damiba led army officers to oust elected head of state Roch Kabore last month, angry at his handling of a jihadist insurgency. The military say they will restore constitutional order but have not given a timetable for the return to civilian rule. West Africa has seen a series of military coups in recent years.
5. Elliott makes Champions League history for Liverpool
18 – Aged 18 years and 318 days, Harvey Elliott is the youngest player to start a European Cup/Champions League game for Liverpool (excluding qualifying), overtaking team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold (18 years 354 days) against Spartak Moscow in 2017). Stage. pic.twitter.com/gIXvm6nm89
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 16, 2022
Harvey Elliot made Champions League history with Liverpool after being named in the starting XI for Wednesday’s clash against Inter. Elliott, 18, made his first appearances in Europe’s premier club competition in the game at San Siro. The winger makes his seventh appearance in all competitions this season in the Round of 16.
At the age of 18 years and 318 days, Elliott broke up Trent Alexander Arnold record as the youngest Liverpool player to start a Champions League game. Alexander-Arnold was 18 years and 354 days old when he made his first Champions League start. He set the record in 2017 when he played against Spartak Moscow. Elliott is also the youngest English player to make his Champions League debut in the Round of 16. The previous record was set by Kieran Gibbswho did it for Arsenal in the 2008-09 quarter-finals aged 19 years and 201 days.
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