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Slain Rapper, Nipsey Hussle’s Funeral to Take Place at ‘The Staples Centre’

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The public memorial service for the late rapper, Nipsey Hussle will be held at Staples Centre on Thursday.

His family reportedly chose the 21,000 seat venue to accommodate a massive crowd that will be attending.

The Los Angeles rapper, whose real name was Ermias Davidson Asghedom was one of three men shot outside his clothing store in the Hyde Park neighbourhood of LA.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital, while the other two men are in stable condition.

A 29- year- old suspect, Eric Holder, who allegedly carried out the fatally shooting on Hussle has been arrested.

Holder is currently being held in solitary confinement, where he would be all alone and would not be allowed to mingle with the general population because they believed he is a target.

NAN reports that Nipsey was outspoken about his experience with street violence and described growing up in gang culture in his Crenshaw neighbourhood of South Los Angeles as “living in a war zone.”

Those struggles informed his music but also his philanthropy, particularly in Crenshaw where he is revered as a hero and pillar of the community.

In 2018, Nipsey launched his ‘Too Big to Fail” initiative in collaboration with Vector 90, a STEM centre and co-working space for youth in the Crenshaw district that serves as a bridge between the inner cities and Silicon Valley.

He opened the centre a day before the release of his Grammy-nominated 16-song debut album, Victory Lap.

The hip hop star envisioned expanding the Vector 90 project beyond LA to other cities across the U.S., including Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Atlanta, where kids from inner cities could explore alternative paths to success.

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Police Arrest Funke Akindele for Running Foul of Lockdown Order

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Funke Akindele for hosting a party in contravention of the lockdown order in Lagos State.

The Lagos State Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, told The PUNCH that the actress had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.

He told The PUNCH, “Yes, we have (arrested) Funke Akindele and we are looking for the others. She has been taken to SCID.”

The PUNCH learnt that policemen arrived in Amen Estate off Lekk-Epe Expressway in about three patrol vehicles.

Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa, who is married to singer, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz, held a party in his honour on Saturday.

Singer, Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, also graced the party, which had over 20 others in attendance.

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‘Cooking’s Not for Me, I Hate Sweating’

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Controversial OAP and slay queen, Toke Makinwa has made a big confession on twitter about why she hates to cook.

According to the fashionista, cooking will make her sweat and smell and she hates anything like that.

She added that junks always comes to her rescue because they do not require stress I guess.

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Wizkid Inspired Me to Become a Singer – Davido Reveals

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What a lot of people have been irking to hear, has finally been said.

DMW superstar and honcho, Davido, revealed that Wizkid inspired him to start his music career.

The compulsory lock down has given rise to so many revelations. From Sarz to Shizzi, Burna Boy and now Davido.

In a live session with DJ ECool, Davido said they had told him there was a younger guy on the block and the guy came with so much fire.

Davido attested to that as they played Wizkid hit single, Holla at your Boy.

It is assumed that Wizkid and Davido are the Ronaldo and Messi of the Nigerian music industry. Their fans based are almost equally shared but some other love them equally.

Yesterday, Davido had announced he would be holding DMW vs any other record label session with DJ ECool.

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