Monday, 22 May 2017

Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as His Senior Thesis

Obasi Shaw, an English major, is the university's first student to submit his final thesis in the form of a rap album.

BOSTON (AP) — While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his.
Shaw is the first student in Harvard’s history to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the English Department, the university said. The album, called “Liminal Minds,” has earned the equivalent of an A-minus grade, good enough to guarantee that Shaw will graduate with honors next week.
Count Shaw among those most surprised by the success.
“I never thought it would be accepted by Harvard,” said Shaw, a 20-year-old from Stone Mountain, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. “I didn’t think they would respect rap as an art form enough for me to do it.”
Shaw describes the 10-track album as a dark and moody take on what it means to be black in America. Each song is told from a different character’s perspective, an idea inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer’s 14th-century classic “The Canterbury Tales.” Shaw, who’s black, also draws on the works of writer James Baldwin while tackling topics ranging from police violence to slavery.

Lecturer Impregnated Me, Rejects Pregnancy, Says Nursing Student

• It wasn’t me, I used condom – Lecturer

A lecturer at the Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese Ijebu, Dr Oluseyi Adu, and a Dental Nursing student, Mosunmola, are embroiled in a row over who is responsible for the pregnancy that the nursing student is carrying.
Mosunmola, who is nine months pregnant, alleged that Adu was responsible for the child in her womb, adding that they had sex in a hotel sometime in August, 2016.
She said the lecturer beat her up last month when she confronted him at the college for avoiding her, adding that the case was already at the Ilese Police Station.
However, while Adu admitted to having sex with the 28-year-old, he insisted that he used contraceptive, saying the lady seduced him and he gave in to the temptation.
Mosunmola told our correspondent that she underwent a three-year course at the college, adding that several lecturers had asked her out before Adu, but she refused.
She said, “Dr Adu is the Oral Health Coordinator for the college. During my three years study, he taught me two courses each semester. I have never failed his course.
“When I got to second semester, 300 level, he awarded me 38 in one of his courses. I went to his office in August 2016 to know why I failed the course. I needed to pass all my courses to be able to go for my board exam.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu To Foot The Bills Of Bringing Moji Olaiya Remains From Canada To Nigeria

Bola Tinubu and Adunola, late Moji Olaiya's first daughter at the meeting today.
According to reports in the media, the burial committee of the late actress, Moji Olaiya approached the astute politician, Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is also the Grand Patron of Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Producers' Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN)  on the 21st of May to intimate him of the demise of their colleague Moji Olaiya and the organisation’s decision to have her body brought down to Nigeria from Canada for her to have a befitting burial and to have her 2 months old baby reunited with the family.
 According to Yomi Fabiyi, the publicist of the burial committee: "Today, Monday 22nd May, 2017 The Committee members, Adunola (Eldest daughter of Late Moji Olaiya) and two elder brothers of Late Moji Olaiya met with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and he expressed his sympathy directly and gave adequate support that will cover the entire air-freight." 
The late Moji Olaiya
On behalf of the family, colleagues and friends we say a big thank you to the National Leader for his fatherly and timely intervention. Further support or assistance acknowledged. For now, we are grateful to Asiwaju and his family. 

2face now a GLO ambassador

2face Idibia aka 2baba has joined the growing list of Nigeria’s top telecom operator, GLOBACOM Brand Ambassadors.

In 2015 2face Idibia was unveiled as an Airtel brand ambassador. A few weeks ago when the contract expired, 2face declined to renew the deal citing personal reasons. Last night, the legendary musician was unveiled as the latest GLO brand ambassador at an event in Port Harcourt where he also performed.

He now joins the likes of Olamide, Timaya, Mercy Johnson, and others as Glo ambassadors.

Wizkid Wins 3 Billboard Awards as Drake Breaks Record With 13 Awards

Looks like there is no stopping for the Starboy, Wizkid as the pop star clinched three awards at the just concluded 2017 Billboard Music Awards, which held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States.
The only Nigerian artiste to win this big, Wizkid’s hit collaboration with Drake & Kyla on “One Dance” last year earned him all the awards.
Wizkid was nominated alongside Drake and Kyla in 7 categories, came out tops in the Top Streaming Song, Top R&B Song and Top R&B Collaboration categories.
Rapper Ludacris and singer Vanessa Hudgens co-hosted of this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
Drake was the big winner at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. The rapper took home 13 awards, making him the artist with the most in a single year, beating Adele’s record of 12.
See the full list of winners below:
Top Artist: