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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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Breaking: Phyna wins Season 7 Level-up N100m BBN grand prize

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Ijeoma Josephina Otabor popularly known as Phyna Sunday night emerged winner of the Season 7 Big Brother Naija grand prize, N100m.

She came first in the three-month-long reality TV show, beating Brian and Bella, the first and second runner-up respectively.

Phyna, a 25-year-old singer who had been one of the most popular housemates, won with 46.74% of the final votes from the public, while her closest rival. Brian, got 26+% votes.

This year’s grand prize is the highest since the show debuted in 2006.

The organisers had earlier said N50 million is the cash prize while the other N50 million is an estimation of prizes from the sponsors.

The show commenced with the eviction of Daniella, Chichi, Adekunle and Bella, climaxing into a suspense who would win between Phyna and Brian.

The audience erupted into an ecstasy as soon as the host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, announced Phyna as the winner.

The show also featured performances from top Nigerian music stars including MI Abaga, Falz, and Pheelz.

Phyna’s stint on the show was dominated by talks about her relationship with Groovy, a fellow housemate.

She also made the headlines for becoming the head of house (HoH) in the eighth week and her clash with Hermes.

Phyna has joined the exclusive list of the reality television show winners namely Katung Aduwak, Efe Ejeba, Miracle Igbokwe, Mercy Eke, Olamilekan Agbeleshebioba (Laycon), and Hazel Oyeze Onou (Whitemoney) of season 1-6 respectively.

A total of 28 housemates participated in this season titled ‘Level Up’ edition.

The seventh season commenced with a double premiere on July 23 and 24 and ran for a today of 72 days.

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Joining witch society, better than Nollywood, says Olamide Odunlade

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Beautiful actress, Olamide Odunlade popularly known as ‘Olamideoyin Omomala’ has said joining witch society is better than Nollywood.

It is no big news that plenty of bad bloods flow freely in the Nigerian movie space known as Nollywood.

At least, many actors have voiced their frustrations at different times. So, when Odunlade penned her recent experience on her Instagram page, it came as no surprise.

According to the actress, the movie industry is not a lovable one, noting that so much hate abounds in the industry.

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“It is better to join a witch society than being in Nollywood but God is with me. I have always known that the industry we are in is not a lovable one,” she wrote on her wall.

Theeditorial.ng gathered that the actress was accusing a colleague of slandering her, telling lies about her.

“Feel free to say anything you like about me but make sure it’s the truth, tell them the real story of how everything happened. Mind you, I talk with receipts and evidence, I don’t just cook up lies and tarnish other people’s image. While you are busy telling them the bad side which is a lie, and you know it deep down in your heart, use that same energy and time to tell them the truth and the good side I have always shown you. I didn’t wrong anyone, and with God all things are possible,” she said.

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BBN: Chizzy, Rachel in surprise eviction, six housemates remaining

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Big Brother Naija housemates, Chizzy and Rachel have been evicted from the show.

The Riders were evicted on Friday night when Ebuka paid the house a surprise visit.

The two housemates were on August 5th introduced to the show as riders.

Ebuka had said they would act as agents of Biggie and cannot be disqualified.

He added that they are not eligible to win the N100 million grand prize.

Before their eviction on Friday, Ebuka had shown the housemates the highlight of their time in the house.

Although Ebuka did not inform the six finalists that Rachel and Chizzy were not real housemates, their eviction came as a surprise to fans of the show who expected them to stay till Sunday.

Their exit leaves Phyna, Bryann, Bella, Daniella, Chichi, and Adekunle battling for the prize during the grand finale on Sunday.

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