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Akon is a multi-platinum artist with an uncanny ability to crowd a dance floor, but there’s more to the “Locked Up” singer than meets the ear. Born in America and raised in Senegal, Akon has a global perspective and is as passionate about politics as he is music. May 2015, the singer presented plans for his Akon Lights Africa Academy — with goals to bring sustainable electricity to 600 million homes in Africa — to the United Nations. But it’s not the first major political statement he’s made.

Back in 2008, Akon vowed to give up his citizenship if John McCain was elected president. “The decisions he makes scare me,” explained Akon, pointing specifically to his nomination ofSarah Palin as his running mate. “He’s making selfish decisions, he’s doing whatever it takes to get into office.”

In 2010, when partisan fatigue had reached a new peak, Akon partnered with New York-based organization No Labels to encourage voters to look beyond party politics for common sense. ‘Kon wrote a song for the movement, with lyrics like, “He’s a Democrat/ He’s Republican/ There’s a fight and a race who’s gonna win?/ Put your differences aside, ‘man up’ you can/ ‘Cause there’s way too many people sufferin’/ I wish they didn’t have ‘No Labels’/ There’d be more change with ‘No Labels.’”

Social Responsibility

The singer has always been passionate about giving back. Through his Konfidence Foundation and Akon Lighting Africa, he proves that hard work is the strongest political statement.

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Melle Mel Disses Grandmaster FlashHip hop pioneer says he’s on a “public campaign” against onetime friend..

Grandmaster Flash and the surviving members of the Furious Five are still at odds more than three decades after they helped put hip hop on the map. Specifically, Melle Mel says Flash is stealing the spotlight and snatching up tour dates under the group’s name.

The South Bronx-based crew of Flash, Mel, The Kidd CreoleRaheim, Scorpio and the late Robert “Keith Cowboy” Williams, disbanded in the late ‘80s for solo careers, but Mel claims his former group member is still benefiting from their collective success. “It’s just plain economics,” he told All Hip Hop. “When we started Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, we all basically came up together.”  

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Flash’s branding expertise has the remaining Furious Five at a disadvantage, according to Mel. “Flash was the first one to understand what branding was so he took that part and he set us all out,” he accused. “No matter what happens, if you say ‘Grandmaster Flash,’ you think of ‘Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five,’ but you never get to the ‘Furious Five’ part. With that, he does like 200 shows a year and me and Scorp are lucky to do like nine shows. But, we all based on the same group and the same music that Flash really never had a part in the music.”

He and the other members are now on a “public campaign” to make it clear that Flash is no longer affiliated with the group and the next step is legal action.

”We feel we should have the right to use the name ‘Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five,’ because that’s the only way we can get work,” he explained. “Nobody’s gonna book ‘The Furious Fives.’ Nobody’s gonna book ‘Grandmaster’s Furious Five.’ Nobody’s gonna book ‘Grandmaster Melle Mel and The Furious Five.’ They are either gonna book ‘Grandmaster Flash’ or ‘Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five.’ Even if you take away the DJ, you still should be able to work under the name of the group. 

 

Jay Z on criticism of his music streaming service TIDAL:

“I feel like YouTube is the biggest culprit. Them n****s pay you a tenth of what you supposed to get. You know n****s die for equal pay, right? You know when I work I ain’t your slave, right? You know I ain’t shucking and jiving and high-fiving, and you know this ain’t back in the days, right? Well I can’t tell, how the way they killedFreddie Gray, right? Shot down Mike Brown how they did Tray, right?”  

President Jonathan’s Aide, Reno Omokri Sues Sahara Reporters For Libel [LOOK]

Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, has instituted legal proceeding against online media platform, Sahara Reporters over astory with the headline “Jonathan’s Aide, Omokri Burglarizes House In Delta, Carts Away N25Million Meant For Buying Of Votes.”
Omokri had earlier threatened to sue the media house if the story was not retracted and an apology issued. Apparently the warnings fell on deaf ears.
The clergy, speaking through a media statement affirmed that he has gone ahead to instigate a suit at the Delta State High Court of Justice against the media house after the “victim” in question denied ever granting any interview to Sahara Reporters.

The victim of the false eviction, one Alex Oyoro has since Monday, March 30, 2015 sworn an affidavit, meaning the story was purposely published in an attempt to blackmail Mr. Omokri.

See the affidavit below:

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Parts of the statement read:

“This fellow is not even my tenant. He is a mere illegal occupant who is being evicted from my legal property, of which I have all the necessary documents, through a legal process yet without verification and investigation, saharareporters.compublished his lies.

“Now I have sued him for libel the illegal occupant is now denying that he never even granted any interview to saharareporters.com. He is claiming that saharareporters.com made up the whole story. Obviously, I know he is lying to save his own skin, but then this is the character that saharareporters.com relied upon to publish their libelous story about me.

“Now that this illegal occupant had denied saharareporters.com, what are they going to do? This is precisely why my New York lawyers wrote them and also wrote their sponsors to ask them to apologize for slandering me or face consequences.  

“My lawyers will based on this evidence suesaharareporters.com directly and reserves the right to also sue other news outlets that carried the libelous story.”

Buruji Kashamu On The Siege Of His Home By The NDLEA; Bode George Sent Them

A PDP chieftain, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, had his home surrounded on Saturday, May 23, 2015 by agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency over his contested extradition to the US.

Several operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, stormed Kashamu’s home  but did not arrest him, at present he appears to have been placed under house arrest.

Mr. Buruji Kashamu has given a statement on the siege.

He said it was the handiwork of a member of his party, Bode George, and his wife Roli, who is the head of the NDLEA.

In the statement signed by Kashamu’s media aide, Austin Oniyokor, he said “this latest onslaught is a confirmation of the alleged plot to illegally abduct him in spite of the pending suit against this illegality”.

“The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA) this morning (Saturday,23rd May, 2015) at about 4:30am surrounded the Lekki Phase 1, Lagos residence of Prince Buruji Kashamu to allegedly effect his arrest following a purported extradition request from the US.

“This latest onslaught is a confirmation of the alleged plot to illegally abduct him in spite of the pending suit against this illegality. As a matter of fact, the court has ordered parties in the matter including the NDLEA to maintain status quo until judgment is delivered on Wednesday 27th May 2015.

“We have confirmed that they do not have a warrant of arrest, just as the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice has said that it did not give any order to carry out this illegality,” the statement said.

Kashamu said he had “confirmed that this illegality is being designed and executed by Chief Bode George whose wife is the Director General of the NDLEA, all in a bid to score cheap political points.”

“Nigeria is not a Banana republic! The United States (US) being the bastion of democracy, the rule of law and due process should not lend itself to this kind of illegality,” the statement said.

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