Friday, 29 March 2013

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How Much Money Beyonce And Rihanna Are Worth

Rihanna:Net Worth: Stats $60 Million
rihanna net worth Barbadian recording artist and actress, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty has an estimated net worth of $60 million. Her life changed forever when one of her friends introduced her to Evan Rodgers, a producer from New York who was in Barbados for vacation with his wife, who is a native. Rodgers arranged for her to go to New York to meet Jay-Z, CEO of Def Jam Records. He heard her sing and knew she was going to be big and for more than just one song. She was 16 when she was signed to Def Jam. Her first album, Music of the Sun in 2005, mixed reggae-tinged pop with slick R&B grooves and sold over a million copies. Her second album, A Girl Like Me, included the upbeat single “S.O.S.” and was released in 2006. Rihanna also jumped into the acting world in 2006, with a small part as herself in the direct-to-DVD cheerleader flick Bring It On: All or Nothing.
With over 25 million albums sold and 60 million singles worldwide as of 2012, Billboard named Rihanna, Digital Song Artist of the last decade. She has also endorses well-known brands like Clinique, Reebok, Vita Coco, Nivea and Secret deodorant. Her fragrance, Reb’l Fleur, adds millions more to her coffers, as does her heavy touring schedule that included over 85 shows in 2011-1012. The Barbados-born diva made FORBES’ 2012 most powerful celebrity, ranked the fourth with earnings of $53 million between May 2011 and May 2012. With over 53 million Facebook fans, she’s second only to Eminem.

Net Worth: Stats $350 Million

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American R&B recording artist, actress and fashion designer, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, has an estimated net worth of $350 million. Knowles is probably one of the most popular American R&B recording artists in her generation. This siren-voiced performer began her career as part of the Destiny’s Child. After going solo in 2001, Beyonce earned a great deal of popularity which earned her with staggering record sales, movie roles and Grammy Awards. Her romance with rapper/CEO Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter made her a high profile performer in the entertainment world.
Aside from earnings in the musical industry,  Knowles certainly understands the importance of diversifying her portfolio. She invests in Dereon Clothing line and other properties. She has acquired endorsement deals from General Mills, L’Oreal DirecTV etc. She said: “I have a lot of property. I’ve invested my money and I don’t have to make any more, because I’m set. I’m now able really to be free and just do things that make me happy.” In addition from handling her music career and businesses, Beyonce took the time to build the Survivors Foundation which is aimed to help the survivors of Hurricane Katrina in Houston.
In 2008, the Houston-born diva’s was hailed second by the Forbes magazine as one of the most popular and highest under thirty. She also topped in the list of budding moguls or Hollywood’s top earning celebrities who are under 35. According to Forbes, she is the highest paid female artist and second most influential and powerful celebrity. On Forbes’ 2011 Celebrity 100, she ranked 29 which is justified because she didn’t released an album or hold a tour in the past year (2010-2011).
Beyoncé joined her rapper husband Jay-Z on stage to perform together at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California.

No Ghanaian? Top 10 Richest African Musicians

African Music has evolved over the years. Just like the continent itself, the citizens and countries therein, the average African music has seen some degree of westernization coupled with the fact that some of the African songs come with a captivating African dance moves to help popularize the songs. The original background of jams and sounds from the African perspective often makes a perfect blend with the western pop kind of music creating a powerful party beat that is more than compelling to dance to. There are  a few Africa musicians who have acquired a great deal of wealth by appealing to the average African’s sense of good music. They have become so popular with what they know how to do best; you practically have to put down a ton of cash to invite them to grace your occasion. Internationally, they are fast becoming sought after names in the music and entertainment industry making Africa proud. Answers Africa brings you the top 10 wealthiest African Musicians.

10. Jose Chameleone
Jose Chameleone
Joseph Mayanja popularly known by his stage name as Joe Chameleon or Jose Chameleone was born in 1979 and is a popular reggae musician from Uganda. Singing mostly in Luganda, English and Swahili, Jose started his career at an young age in the early 1990s as disco MC at Maganjo Mizuri night club while he was still a student at the Progressive Secondary School, Kampala Uganda. He eventually became affiliated with Kenya’s Ogopa DJs record label. Jose Chameleone’s style of music is a perfect combination of Ugandan folk music, Central African rumba, zouk on a background of reggae. He released one of the most popular songs in the East Africa: VAlu Valu and has popularized some of the phrases he uses in his songs to become regular and everyday words such as Basiima Ogenze, Nekolera Maali, Shida Za Dunia among others. He is regarded as a music star who restructured the popular local music in Uganda at the wake of the 21st century.
Jose Chameleone is the biggest money maker in the Eastern Africa and has acquired a range of 4 wheels as his “testament” which include; Cadillac escalade, Mercedes Benz ml 200 super custom convertible and a Premio. He also owns a big mansion among the elites of Uganda in Seguka hills located at the outskirts of Kampala.
9. Banky W
Banky W
BankyW whose real name is Olubankole Wellington was born on March 27, 1981 in the United States  is a Nigerian R&B artist and generally regarded as the King of African R&B, he grew up in Lagos where he began singing in church at an early age and upon completion of secondary school moved to New York to study Engineering. He won and was featured in numerous competitions while he was still a student. His talent in music has made him one of the richest African musicians. He has been a brand ambassador for Estisalat mobile in Nigeria and is currently the face for Samsung products in the west African nation. Out of his generous heart, Banky W has started off Mr capable foundation; an education charity organization with the aim to aid in the education of children from poor families.
8. Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela
Born on April 4, 1939, Hugh Ramopolo Masekela is a South African singer and trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist and composer. He is one of the most talented Jazz artists in Africa. His talents got him nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Contemporary Pop Performance – Instrumental” music category in 1968. In 2010, President Zuma honoured him with the highest order in South Africa: The Order of Ikhamanga, and 2011 saw Masekela receive a Lifetime Achievement award at the WOMEX World Music Expo in Copenhagen. The US Virgin Islands proclaimed ‘Hugh Masekela Day’ in March 2011, not long after Hugh joined U2 on stage during the Johannesburg leg of their 360 World Tour. U2 frontman Bono described meeting and playing with Hugh as one of the highlights of his career. He also received other awards: 27 April 2010, Ghana Music Awards: 2007 African Music Legend award, 2005 Channel O Music Video Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002 BBC Radio Jazz Awards: International Award of the Year, nominated for Broadway’s 1988 Tony Award as Best Score (Musical), with music and lyrics collaborator Mbongeni Ngema, for “Sarafina!”. Masekela owns a professional studio in Botswana, and makes good money on invitations to major festivals across the world and the sales of his albums.
7. 2 Face Idibia
2 Face Idibia
Born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, Innocent Ujah Idibia who is more popularly known by his stage name as 2 Face Idibia, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, actor and record producer. Started off as a member of the defunct Nigerian R&B/hip hop group Plantashun Boyz. He has 5 Albums  to his name and has received numerous nominations for which he won 40 of the Awards to date and there were just about 6 other nominations he received where he did not win. The ‘African queen’ singer is one of the kings of African music. He has a vast investment in real estate across Nigeria, earns around $50k to $80k per show and owns a night club in Nigeria just to name a few.
2Face has established an NGO called 2Face Idibia Reach-Out Foundation . In 2009, 2Face was appointed as ambassador the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. He released a song “Man Unkind” in order to raise awareness on the menace of fake and sub-standard food and drug products in Nigeria.  and he is the first non-Liberian to become an honorary member of the Liberian music society in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the growth of music in Africa.
6. Fally Ipupa
Fally Ipupa is a singer and songwriter from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the early days of his musical career between 1999 and 2006, he was a part of the band of Koffi Olomidé, Quartier Latin International after which he started his own solo career. His released his first album: Droit chemin in 2006, and his secondalbum Arsenal de Belles Melodies (A2BM) in 2009. Fally Ipupa won the Kora Awards for Best Artist or Group from Central Africa in 2007 and 3 years after, he won the MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 for Best Video (for Sexy Dance) and Best Francophone. Fally Ipupa is credited for modernizing the Lingala music. He is a poster boy for a number of clothing brands in Paris, where he also performs at sold out shows, making a lot of money.
5. Salif Keita
Salif Keita
Salif Keïta, a proud citizen of Mali was born on the 25th of August, 1949. He has seen the transition of African music through the ages.  Keita is an afro-pop singer and songwriter whose unique style of music has earned him the title and reputation as the “Golden Voice of Africa”. He is a direct descendant of the founder of the Mali Empire, Sundiata Keita. While this sounds interesting, it means that given his royal heritage, he should never have become a singer under the Malian caste system, which was deemed to be the role of a griot. Those who know Salif Keita regard him as a very humble man despite his riches. The acquired his private island and a number of real estates in France.
4. Koffi Olomide
Koffi Olomide
Koffi Olomide  whose real name is Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba was born on Friday, July 13, 1956. The DR Congolese music star is a soukous singer, dancer, producer, and composer and has up to 7 albums up his sleeves which are well patronized in the market. It is reported that Koffi Olomide charges up to 100,000 euros per show. His album Haut de Gamme: Koweït, Rive Gauche is among the listed 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Koffi Olomide is widely accepted as one of Africa’s biggest and most successful musicians today and is among the Answers Africa list of richest musicians in African music.
3. D’banj
Koko Master
Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo who is more popularly known as the Koko Master or D’banj (adopted from a combination of his first name Dapo and his surname Oyebanjo) was born June 9, 1980), is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and harmonica player. He has won quite a lot of awards including the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best African Act 2007, MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 Artist of the Year. BET Awards of 2011 for Best International Act; Africa. D’banj released an internatonal hit song in 2012 “Oliver Twist” which has brought more light along his way. Oliver Twist is an uptempo dance fusion of Afro-Beats and electronic dance music that topped the African charts 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching No 2 on the UK R&B chart.
D banj is the first African artist signed to Kanye west’s GOOD music label. He was  as a campaigner for President Goodluck Jonathan and has a series of koko lounges; a high end club in Nigeria and other investments including Koko water. D banj also made $1 million dollars when he was paid by a T.V station to star on his own reality show called the Koko Mansion. He has a crib in Atlanta worth of $1.5 million and reportedly charges on the upside of $100000 per show currently.
2. P-|Square
The Nigerian R&B identical twin brother musicians are among the wealthiest musicians in Africa. Peter and Paul who go be the name P- Square produce and release their albums through Square Records. In December 2011, they joined Akon’s Konvict Muzik label and in the upper year, also signed with Universal Music South Africa in a record distribution deal. The duo currently make more than $150,000 per show. Square ville, P-Square’s crib which is  located at Ikeja is worth $3 million and as part of their brand support, they also have a 3 years deal with Globalcom; a Nigerian telecommunication company as brand ambassadors where they are paid a million dollars a year.
1. Youssou N’dour
Youssou N'dour
Youssou N’Dour is a Senegalese singer who was born on the 1st of October, 1959. He is a talented composer, percussionist, songwriter, actor, businessman and a politician. He was once described as “perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Senegal. Youssou N’Dour was among those that reshaped a style of  music known in the Serer language as mbalax which is a popular Senegalese music type. It is attributed to him as the richest musician in Africa. He owns the biggest media house in Senegal with radio and TV stations with a lot of investments in real estate. He once also served as a Senegalese cultural ambassador. In April 2012, N’dour was appointed the tourism and culture minister in the cabinet of new Prime Minister Abdoul Mbay.

Sonnie Badu To Rock Rhythm On Da Runway On Easter Sunday

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Multiple award winning African gospel artiste Sonnie Badu has been invited to participate in the much anticipated fashion show dubbed “Rhythms On Da Runway” at the Golden Tulip Hotel on Easter Sunday, March 31 at 7:00pm.
“Rhythms On Da Runway” will be headlined by Sonnie Badu with support from a host of some selected Ghanaian music icons who will perform alongside Sonnie Badu.
Sonnie Badu is regarded as one of the country’s most celebrated and influential worship leaders. He is best known for his energetic sound and colourful mix of contemporary African praise and worship with a style so diverse.
A number of fashion designers have also been invited to participate in the event being organised under the auspices of Kofi Okyere Darko’s Nineteen57 fashion label.
Some of the fashion designers to grace the event include Ophelia Crossland, Aya Morrison, Pistis, House of Agyeiwaa from England, Hats and Designs by Velma, Emma Bird Accessories and a host of others.
The talented singer who has carved a niche for himself in the gospel music scene and owns his own fashion line is expected in Accra from his London base on Thursday to join in preparations towards the show.
Sonnie Badu has, in the past couple of years, worn Nineteen57 by KOD designs for his live performances around the world. BEATWAVES gathered that Sonnie Badu is very close of Kofi Okyere Darko, aka KOD and is the godfather of his second daughter Nana Afriyie...

2013 MTV Video Music Awards To Be Held In NYC–at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center?

Yes, its true–MTV’s Video Music Awards is changing locations for 2013.The ceremony is usually held in New York or Los Angeles, and this year— instead of Radio City Music Hall— Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will be host to music’s biggest names.
Here is the official release from MTV News:
Following an exhausting cross-country journey, the Moonman has landed.
After hopping on a plane at Los Angeles International Airport Monday morning (March 25) and winding his way through New York City, the iconic symbol of the MTV Video Music Awards has just touched down at his home for 2013: Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Yes, this year’s VMAs will take place on Sunday, August 25, at the home of the Brooklyn Nets.
But you probably already knew that, if you’ve been following the series of selfies the Moonman posted all morning using the hashtag #RoadToTheVMAs. The long day’s journey into BK began at the crack of dawn on the West Coast at LAX, where Moonie hopped a plane, departing his home for the past three years.
He touched down at noon at JFK International Airport, then jumped in a cab, zipping over to MTV’s Times Square headquarters where he hung around for about 15 minutes before hopping on a Brooklyn-bound D train.

Sarkodie to rep Ghana on Big Brother Africa 8?

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According to reports from, Ghana’s BET Award winner - Sarkodie could be on his way to the Big Brother Africa house for the 8th edition of the popular continental show. GlitzGhana reports that :
The source reveals that producers of the popular reality TV are currently deliberating on whether to feature celebrities on the show this year. The source also adds, they may or may not include celebrities this year in view of the controversies that surrounded last season’s event dubbed “Stargame” edition which witnessed a lot of disqualifications.
Should producers admit celebrities to this year’s edition, the likes of Ghanaian musician Sarkodie, Kenyan model Vera Sidika, Former Big Brother UK entrant Makosi together with Uganda’s Desire Luzinda and Jackie (Obessions), South Africa’s controversial socialite Kanyi Mbau, Nigeria’s music sensation Iyanya and Dammy Krane, Kenya’s Shaffie Weru and Oj Oballa.hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Photos-New Parents Wiz Khalifa & Amber hit the club

Amber seems to have no problems getting back on the scene as she hit the club with fiancée WizKalifa barely a month after giving birth to their son,Sebastian.
The model has received some criticisms for her post-baby weight and some don't see why she should be clubbing so soon.
She tweeted""‘ I'm having my first drink tonight since I had Sebastian…. I'm gonna take @snooki’s advice & take it easy ;

Missing Person: Help Find Nchekube Nwosu-igbo

Miss Nchekube Nwosu-igbo, stepped out of her home at Haruna Off college road in d early hours of Monday to buy recharge card at 11am and hasn't returned home since then. Nchekube,a graduate of UNN who is awaiting her youth service is a well behaved lady, moderately social and much more religious which are d reasons why her disappearance is baffling everyone.

Her phone is currently switched off and her family and friends contacts have been deleted from her BBM. Nchekube Nwosu-igbo is a fair-complexioned lady,of moderate height and size. Anyone with a clue on how she can be found should please call this number 08032095646 or visit d nearest police station

Please,I beg you in the name of God to re-broadcast this message, and save the innocent girl's life. She is someone's daughter, sister and friend and from every indication,she may not be in safe hands.

God bless you as you re-broadcast this message.

The De Ark Ent & Records Signed contract with B_Red HKN Gang to their record label

                                      B_Red HKN Gang &Prince Abayomi ABA-CEO De Ark Ent & Records
The Management Signed contract between B_Red HKN Gang and DE ARK Ent.....
Recall club tour where he dropped is single "Insane Girl ft Davido OBO official at one of the Leading Club in Ibadan Ebevande...De Ark immediately swing into action by shooting his video tomorrow Friday without delay.....He is expected to Launch dis video officially @ De ark elegushi and notable clubs in Lagos asap. De Ark plan a Tour to UK,Dubai etc thereafter.....with crew.
Prince Abayomi ABA-CEO De Ark Ent & Records
With Entertainment icons aka Kogbagidi+DJ RUUD on the Managers

Looking stunning from head toe, model Korlina Kurkova

Looking stunning from head toe, model Korlina Kurkova stepped out in a $1,170 Cedric Charlier Printed Long Sleeve Dress, for the set of Fox & Friends. 

Her eye catching frock was paired with coral coloured sandals, and a statement piece necklace. 

That print is everything!!!


You are specially invited to the opening of JAYZVIEW WARDROBE, the latest one-stop fashion destination in Lagos. FASHIONISTA'S come and join us as we revolutionise the fashion scene. Venue 5th Avenue, T close, Festac Town. Time...1pm on 30th March 2013. RSVP SM fashion house.see y,all there