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US election: Rapper Kanye gets 60,000 votes despite withdrawal

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American musician, Kanye West, got over 60,000 votes in 12 states during the presidential election which started on Tuesday, even after announcing his withdrawal from the race, the Agence France Presse (AFP) reported on Wednesday.

Kanye West had declared his intention to run for the presidency on July 4, 2020 and on July 15, withdrew from the race contested between the incumbent President, Donald Trump of the Republican Party and former Vice President Joe Biden of the Democratic Party.

Despite his withdrawal from the race, Kanye West still got some votes from the electorate, with reports saying he got over 60,000 votes from 12 states.

West had announced his bid on the platform of what he called “Birthday Party”, before he eventually withdrew.

He was said to have got the highest number of votes in Tennessee, where some 10,216 people cast their ballots for him.

He also got 4,040 from Arkansas; Colorado: 6,254; Idaho: 3,631; Iowa: 3,202; Kentucky: 6,259; Louisiana: 4,894.

Other states where he had votes were Minnesota: 7,789; Mississippi: 3,277; Oklahoma: 5,590; Utah: 4,344 and Vermont: 1,265.

The rapper also chronicled his first-ever voting experience on his Twitter handle, saying “God is so good. Today, I am voting for the first time in my life for the President of the United States, and it’s for someone I truly trust…me.”

Kanye West also spoke about his intention to contest for the country’s presidency in 2024.

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Veteran Nollywood actor Bruno Iwuoha dies at 68

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A veteran Nollywood actor, Bruno Iwuoha, died on Saturday at 68, after a prolonged battle with diabetes.

Actors Guild of Nigeria announced his death in a statement signed by its Director of Communications, Monalisa Chinda Coker.

The statement read, “It is on a sad note that we announce the passing away of our elder colleague and active member of AGN Abuja, Bruno Obinna Iwuoha.

“He died in the early hours of this morning after a prolonged battle with diabetes.

“Bruno Iwuoha hails from Ehime Mbano Local Government Area in Umunumo Umuanunu kindred, Imo state. He was aged 68 years, survived by his wife and six children.”

National President of the AGN, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, commiserated with the immediate family members, friends and fans of the deceased and prayed that God would comfort them in their moment of grief.

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DMX officially announced dead after OD

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Legendary rapper DMX has now been officially declared dead, a week after he fell into a coma, following a heart attack “triggered” by a drug overdose.

He was aged 50. The Westchester County native was born Earl Simmons.

The drug overdose had left him in a “vegetative state”, after his brain was deprived of oxygen for nearly 30 minutes following his OD, brain function never returned, and by Thursday his organs began failing while he remained in intensive care in  the hospital.

His death today at White Plains Hospital, in New York, was confirmed to AP by his family.

DMX is survived by 15 children.

His career  began when he catapulted to the top of the charts with his 1998 debut album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot.”

The debut record went platinum nearly five times over and peaked at No. 1 on the US charts.

 

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The Voice Nigeria Season 3: Episode 2 -Blind Auditions

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Things get heated up as the coaches are spoiled for choice with amazing performances!

The Voice Nigeria is the ultimate talent contest. Darey, Waje, Falz and Yemi Alade are The Voice Nigeria’s celebrity musician coaches, while Toke Makinwa and Nancy Isime serve as Hosts. The show’s innovative format features four stages of competition: the Blind Auditions, Knockouts, Battles and Live Shows.

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