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Chimamanda Adichie bags another award

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Chimamanda Adichie‘s Half of a yellow sun has been voted for the best book to have won the Women’s price for fiction in its 25 years in history.

Half of a yellow sun throwed more light on the Biafran War, from slave trade ethnic differences, race and class struggle.

Chimamanda said “I’m especially moved to be voted Winner of Winners because this is the prize that first brought a wide readership to my work and has also introduced me to the work of many talented writers.”

The founder and director of the UK based prize, congratulated Adichie and said she was “thrilled” Half of a Yellow Sun had won. The author has received a silver edition of the prize’s annual statuette, known as the Bessie Mosse said.

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“Our aim has always been to promote and celebrate the classics of tomorrow today and to build a library of exceptional, diverse, outstanding international fiction written by women.

Mosse continued “The Reading Women campaign has been the perfect way to introduce a new generation of readers to the brilliance of all of our 25 winners and to honour the phenomenal quality and range of women’s writing from all over the world,”.

 

 

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Mission Impossible7: I don’t know how Tom Cruise survive his stunts-Simon Pegg

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Simon Pegg has revealed how scary it is watching his co actor Tom Cruise perform his amazing death defying stunts.

The 58 year old actor’s willingness and Zeal to please his fans is so amazing, Simon said that each stars fear whenever cruise display his stunts and doubt whether he will survive.

In an interview with Conan O’Brien via the Team Coco YouTube channel, Simon Pregg said “When you watch the movie and you see him do the stunts, and it’s nail-biting and there’s a real sense of genuine kind of peril and you know that it’s him. But you know he survived because he was on Good Morning America that morning and he did some press. When we watch him do it, we have no idea if he’s going to survive. So he rides a bike off a cliff, and everybody’s just waiting for, ‘Good canopy, good canopy, anybody?’ It’s terrifying”.

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Pegg added that Tom Cruise is showing no sign of slowing down, he takes on stunt that people half of his age will find it very difficult to do. He admitted. that cruise is currently taking things to the next level.

Due to the impact of Cod-vid 19 mission impossible 7 release date has been moved to November 2021.

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Sean Connery who played James bond dies at 90

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Sean Connery who played James bond dies at 90

The multi-award-winning Scots actor was best known for defining James Bond, and was the first to bring the role to the big screen.

He appeared in seven of the spy movies, and was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in 2000.

The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for being the original actor to portray the character of James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983. Some believed that such a career-defining role might leave him unable to escape it, but he proved the doubters wrong, becoming one of the most notable film actors of his generation, with a host of great movies to his name. This arguably culminated in his greatest acclaim in 1988, when Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as an Irish cop in The Untouchables (1987), stealing the thunder from the movie’s principal star Kevin Costner. Connery has been polled as “The Greatest Living Scot” and “Scotland’s Greatest Living National Treasure”. In 1989, he was proclaimed “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine, and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted “Sexiest Man of the Century”.

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Thomas Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. His mother, Euphamia C. Maclean, was a cleaning lady, and his father, Joseph Connery, was a factory worker and truck driver. He also has a brother named Neil Connery, who works as a plasterer in Edinburgh. He is of Irish and Scottish descent. Before going into acting, Sean had many different jobs, such as a milkman, lorry driver, a laborer, artist’s model for the Edinburgh College of Art, coffin polisher and bodybuilder. He also joined the Royal Navy, but was later discharged because of medical problems. At the age of 23, he had a choice between becoming a professional footballer or an actor, and even though he showed much promise in the sport, he chose acting and said it was one of his more intelligent moves.

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No Road Back (1957) was Sean’s first major movie role, and it was followed by several made-for-TV movies such as ITV Television Playhouse: Anna Christie (1957), Macbeth (1961) and Anna Karenina (1961) as well as guest appearances on TV series, and also films such as Hell Drivers (1957), Another Time, Another Place (1958), Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959) and The Frightened City (1961). In 1962 he appeared in The Longest Day (1962) with a host of other stars.

His big breakthrough came in 1962 when he landed the role of secret agent James Bond in Dr. No (1962). He played James Bond in six more films: From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983).

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After and during the success of the Bond films he has maintained a successful career as an actor and has appeared in films, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Marnie (1964), The Hill (1965), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), The Wind and the Lion (1975), Time Bandits (1981), Highlander (1986), The Name of the Rose (1986), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Rising Sun (1993), The Rock (1996), Finding Forrester (2000) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003).

Sean married actress Diane Cilento in 1962 and they had a son, Jason Connery, born on January 11, 1963. The couple separated in February 1971 and divorced 2½ years later. Sean then dated Jill St. John, Lana Wood, Magda Konopka and Carole Mallory. In 1975 he married Micheline Roquebrune and they have stayed married, despite Sean’s well-documented love affair with Lynsey de Paul in the late ’80s. Sean has three stepchildren through his marriage to Micheline. He is also a grandfather. His son, Jason and his ex-wife, actress Mia Sara had a son, Dashiell Connery, in 1997.

He will be missed.

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Wizkid releases his long awaited album “Made in Lagos”

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Wizkid releases his long awaited album “Made in Lagos”

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.

As we all knew it, Wizkid long anticipated album titled “Made in Lagos” has been released. The “Made in Lagos” album is said to be his fourth studio album. After all this while of waiting the album is finally out after two years of teasing and disappointing his fans by postponing the album.

Wizkid was about to release the album on 15th October 2020, but he later postponed it due to the Endsars protest in Nigeria. He later disclosed on his Instagram and Instagram handle that the album will be released on 29th October 2020 by 11:11pm.

Some of the artists that are feature in Wizkid’s  album “Made in Lagos” are Burna boy, Tems, Skepta, Terri, H.E.R, Damian Marley, Ella Mai, Projexx and Tay Iwar.

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As disclosed by Wizkid on his Twitter handle as shown in the picture below;

Here are the names of the tracklist of the album;

1. RECKLESS

2. GINGER feat Burna boy

3. LONGTIME feat Skepta

4. MIGHTY WINE

5. BLESSED feat Damian Marley

6. SMILE feat H.E.R.

7. PIECE OF ME feat Ella Mai

8. NO STRESS

9. TRUE LOVE feat Tay Iwar, Projexx

10. SWEET ONE

11. ESSENCE feat Tems

12. ROMA feat Terri

13. GYRATE

14. GRACE

It also seems like Wizkid decided to make some changes in the album such as the album art.

Old album art.

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As shown below;

New album art.

As shown below;

Wizkid has teased this album for a long time since he and his two top counterparts in music, Davido and Burna boy also teased theirs. But only Burna boy released and now Wizkid has released his.

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