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Rihanna Now Officially a Billionaire, Says Forbes



US singer, Robyn Fenty aka Rihanna, has been declared a billionaire by American business magazine, Forbes.

The magazine stated that Rihanna attained the feat due to a cosmetic company, Fenty Beauty, which she launched in 2017.

With a worth of $1.7 billion, Rihanna is now the wealthiest female musician in the world. She comes second to Oprah Winfrey who is the richest female entertainer in the world.

The singer owns 50 per cent of Fenty Beauty which produced an estimated $1.4 billion of her wealth, with the rest coming mostly from music.

The other 50 per cent of the cosmetic company is controlled by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH.

Her lingerie line, Savage x Fenty, which was launched in 2018 raised $115 million in funding.

However, it is not everything touched by the singer that turns to gold.

Forbes reported that LVMH and Rihanna confirmed that they “shut down their other venture, a high-end fashion and accessories house also called Fenty. Launched in 2019, Fenty sought to extend Rihanna’s brand of inclusivity and offer styles in a range of sizes. But like many luxury fashion brands, the high-priced line suffered during the pandemic, releasing its last collection in November 2020.”

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Veteran DJ Mannix, loses wife, burial for Nov 12




Veteran DJ and foremost Night club manager, Henry Akpapunam, known to friends and fans as DJ Mannix is bereaved, he lost his beautiful and effervescent wife, Kosor on September 22nd 2021 in London after a brief illness.
Said DJ Mannix,

” She was a wonderful wife, friend and partner. I am devastated and hearted broken, but I am strengthened that she lived a good and purposeful life and touched the lives of those around her. I miss her dearly, our children and grandchildren also miss her so much and her siblings and friends miss her, but we know God loves her more , Sugarbabe was a darling”.

A devout Christian, mother, grand mother. Mrs Kosor Akpapunam was born on February 11, 1955 in Kafanchan, Kaduna state. She retired from Nigeria AGIP oil Company after 35 years of meritorious service and excellence.

She served in various capacities in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja, where she left her footprints of hard work and devotion to duty.

She was Co- ordinator of the Strategic Procurement department, where she performed outstandingly to the service of the organisation and humanity.
According to Mr Akpapunam, the Burial arrangements of his departed wife will be as follows.

” On 2nd Nov, 2021, we will have the service of songs in RCCG Games village Abuja, 5pm followed by reception at our residence the same evening.

On 10th Nov. 2021, there will be an all night wake keep in Ezi at the Akpapunam’s residence.
Burial will be in Asaba on 12th Nov. 2021…we owe her a befitting burial”.

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Bill Gates Laments Split with Melinda, Says It’s a Very Sad Milestone




Co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates, has described his recent divorce from Melinda French Gates as “a very sad milestone” and a source of “personal sadness.”

Billionaire Gates spoke in an interview with  CNN’s Anderson Cooper as reported by New York Post on Wednesday, saying that his relationship with billionaire  Jeffrey Epstein was a “mistake.”

Jeffrey Edward Epstein was an American financier and convicted sex offender who committed suicide on August 10, 2019 at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre, New York, United States

The Microsoft founder split with Melinda after 27 years of marriage.

Gates told the anchor that he and his ex-wife will continue their philanthropy work together, citing her “incredible strengths” in furthering the missions of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Melinda has said she will try to work with Bill on the foundation for at least two more years.

Concerning his relationship with the late Epstein, which was reportedly a source of contention in his marriage, Gates said, “I had several dinners with him, hoping that what he said about getting billions of philanthropy for global health through contacts he had might emerge.

“When it looked like that wasn’t a real thing, that relationship ended. It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility. I made a mistake.”

Gates said he does have some regrets about reports of a toxic culture at Microsoft, including allegations that he made unwanted advances on women at work, which he denies.

“At this time, I need to go forward, my work is very important to me. Within the family, we’ll heal as best we can and learn from what’s happened,” Gates said.

Gates, who has donated at least $1.75 billion to fight COVID-19, said he is pleased with the effectiveness and production of vaccinations but is alarmed by the highly transmissible Delta variant.

“We wanted to be nearer to the end than we are, but Delta is very bad news,” he added.

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Nollywood Actress, Rachel Oniga Passes On at 64




Veteran Nollywood actress, Rachael Oniga, is dead. Her son, Olatunji, who confirmed the death of the actress said his mother died on Friday night around 10pm.

“She passed last night around 10pm. She had malaria and typhoid,” Olatunji said

Oniga featured in scores of Nollywood movies in both English and Yoruba genres before her demise.

Born on May 23, 1957; the delectable actress began her career in 1993. Her first movie was the blockbuster, Onome, while her debut movie in the Yoruba speaking sector of the film industry was Owo Blow.

The 64-year-old actress used to work for a European engineering consultancy firm with its regional head office in Nigeria.

In an interview, she noted that she stopped working when she got married and started having children. Unfortunately, her marriage did not last.

So, after her separation from the father of her kids, she took up acting again.

She revealed in the interview that one of her regrets in life was that she did not fight for her marriage.

In the span of her career, which was about 27 years, the multiple award-winning actress featured in movies like The Wedding Party, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, 30 Days in Atlanta, Sango, Out of Bounds, among others.

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