Nigerian singer Teni dismisses kidnapping rumor
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1. Nigerian singer Teni denies rumors of attempted kidnapping
Kidnapping attempt: Teni finally speaks pic.twitter.com/xx9y39GFhb
– Quest times (@thequesttimes) January 3, 2022
Popular Afrobeat singer Teni dismissed rumors that there had been an attempt to kidnap her in Rivers State, southern Nigeria, after a video was released over the weekend that showed a commotion during her performance in the ‘State for which she had left the scene. Some people were running and loud bangs were heard in the background.
Police later confirmed that shots were fired by security officers to restore order and not by kidnappers, according to reports. On her Instagram account, the popular musician expressed her gratitude for safely escaping the incident. “Myself and the whole team are safe and come home now” she wrote. “It all happened so fast that there was no kidnapping attempt” Teni continued. “A fight started behind the scenes and it led to a stampede,” she said.
2. The Weeknd announces new album ‘Dawn FM’
new album: dawn FM // January 7 pic.twitter.com/2H8AsuLcCi
– The weekend (@theweeknd) January 3, 2022
The weekend officially announced the follow-up to 2020 After hours, and it’s happening this week. Alongside a trailer for the project, The Weeknd unveiled their new album, Dawn FM comes out on Friday January 7th.
Featuring clips of the musician sporting a new character, sometimes in old age makeup, the trailer teases “a new world of sound from the spirit of The Weeknd.” The trailer also reveals that Tyler, The Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Jim carrey all are on the album.
3.South Africa: Sithelo Shozi returns to Instagram after brief hiatus
South African DJ Sithelo Shozi is back on Instagram after a brief hiatus following the surprise wedding of Andile Mpisane. Shozi is known to be a regular on the photo-sharing app, but her presence on the platform became irregular after the father of her two children – Flo and Coco – married someone else.
The Royal AM football boss sent shockwaves through SA with his engagement and marriage to Tamia Louw. Social media users had a lot to say about the entanglement that had occurred. Shozi made his social media comeback in the New Year by sharing photos from his New Year’s celebrations.
4. Coup in Sudan: Sudanese forces fire tear gas at demonstrators
Protesters in Sudan say they will not give up until the country is under civilian rule.
🔗: https://t.co/z3AiaBh20l pic.twitter.com/IC0ijHFC3v
– English Al Jazeera (@AJEnglish) January 4, 2022
Security forces in Sudan fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in the latest mass protests against the military regime following the October coup. Thousands of people in several towns took to the streets chanting anti-coup slogans and calling for the fall of the ruling council in Sudan.
Tear gas was used to disperse crowds in the capital Khartoum and in Port Sudan. Tuesday’s protests come two days after the resignation of the civilian prime minister, Abdallah Hamdok. Mr Hamdok resigned after a recent deal he made with the military to share power sparked outrage. Rallies calling for a return to full civilian rule have been held across the country since the military took power on October 25. The army often responded with force.
5. Romelu Lukaku apologizes and returns to Chelsea squad
-Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 4, 2022
Romelu Lukaku has apologized and will return to the Chelsea squad for today’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Tottenham, manager Thomas tuchel said. Lukaku was dropped for the Premier League draw on Sunday with Liverpool after comments he made in a taped interview three weeks ago. The couple had a “calmed down” Monday meeting about the attacker’s return. “He apologized and is back with the squad for today’s practice. said Tuchel.
In an interview recorded in December, the signing of the Chelsea club record of £ 97.5million said he was “not happy” with his partial role under Tuchel and that he would like to return to Inter Milan in the near future. Ahead of Sunday’s game against Liverpool, Tuchel said he left the 28-year-old out of the squad for “Protect preparation”.
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