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



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.


It’s nobody’s business how many wives I marry – Yul Edochie



Yul Edochie

Movie star and producer, Yul Edochie has stated he has the right to marry as many wives as he wants.

He spoke after many Nigerians criticised him for taking a second wife, who he unveiled last month with his son.

He said it’s nobody’s business how many wives he marry.

He tweeted: “I can marry 100 wives in one day and it should be nobody’s business as it his life and nobody should judge him. Shame on you all.”

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Ex-lover: Nobody said anything when Nkechi Blessing called me a 2-minute man



Opeyemi Falegan, the ex-lover of Nkechi Blessing, has described the reactions of Netizens on his comment about the actress as “double standard”

Falegan said that the actress said a lot of demeaning about him with nothing done over them.

He wondered why his statements on her should be demonised.

According to him: “When she said I was a two minutes man, it was normal to everyone.

“When she said I was jobless, it was normal to everyone.

“When she said she fed me it was normal to everyone

“But when I revealed a little of her secret I became the bad one. Why the double standard?”

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JAMB denied my ambition to study law, Shan George



Shan George

Veteran actress Shan George has narrated how not meeting up with Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB) cut off mark denied her ambition of being a lawyer.

The actress revealed this on an Instagram live with her fans saying she has no regrets because her dream of being a voice still transpired.

In her words “I wrote that wicked JAMB twice and when I could not meet up the cut off mark being that I had left secondary school so many years behind before I now started writing exam again so I could not really meet up with the cut-off mark. I would have been a lawyer, but I thank God because the reason I wanted to be a lawyer was that I wanted to have a voice, I have always desired to have a voice, and I have always desired to also be a person that will encourage others and also stand for injustice done to others and in that sense being in the job that I am today even gives me a bigger mouth at the end of the day,” she said.


The filmmaker however noted that even though she didn’t get her dream job she has somehow managed to be friends with a lot of lawyers and have many as her role model.

“Unfortunately I didn’t become a lawyer but I am friends with many lawyers so if anyone is doing anything evil, I can still get the hand of the law to catch up with that person”, said Shan George.

Shan George who returned back to the screens recently has been involved in several upcoming movies including ‘Mountain Holiday’ a blockbuster that is Executive Produced by the Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade.


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