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.
BBNaija: Cindy, Frodd, Mercy and Diane Up for Fake Eviction
Housemates Mercy, Frodd, Diane and Cindy are up for fake eviction.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that unknown to the housemates, there will be no eviction this week, making their nominations invalid.
The ten remaining housemates were called into the diary room for the usual nomination process, with each of them nominating two housemates each.
Ike nominated Frodd and Cindy, who nominated Diane and Ike. Omashola nominated Mercy and Diane, who nominated Mike and Omashola.
Mike nominated Diane and Mercy while Tacha nominated Cindy and Mike, Seyi nominated Ike and Mercy while Frodd nominated Cindy and Mercy.
On her part, Mercy nominated Frodd and Omashola, and Elozonam nominated Frodd and Tacha.
While the nominations were rolled out, Frodd seemed upset to have been nominated again. On the flip side, Tacha was relieved to escape nomination.
NAN reports that the fake eviction tension was further fueled by the lack of a Veto power of chance holder for a save and replace.
For the remaining part of the week, housemates will pick photographs from a red box. The housemate with a complete picture would hold the ultimate veto power.
Khafi Kareem Evicted from BBNaija House
Khafi Kareem has been evicted from the ongoing Big Brother Naija Season Four.
Khafi, who was put up in a strong competition with Tacha, Mike and Seyi, got on stage in her usual, bubbly demeanor.
When the nomination reel was played for her, she told host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu that she was surprised that Ike nominated her, seeing as they both bonded in the house.
NAN reports that Ike, on Thursday, had revealed that he planted a condom by Khafi and her love interest, Gedoni, to imply that they had sex.
While both Khafi and Gedoni had denied that they had sex, they also insisted that their romantic feelings for each other were real.
In the post-eviction interview, Khafi said she bonded with Gedoni in the first week because they were both up for eviction.
She told Ebuka that she believes he loves her as much she loves him, adding that she was a forlorn lover when he was evicted.
She announced that she would be moving to Lagos from London and plans to go into acting and presenting.
During her stint in the house, Khafi was Head of House, won one million Naira and part of Team Lagos and a car.
NAN reports that Ebuka announced that there will be no eviction next week, although the veto power of chance task will still hold.
Majek Fashek in London, Critically Ill, Says Manager
Popular reggae musician, Majek Fashek, is down with an undisclosed ailment and he is currently on admission at a hospital in the United Kingdom.
The singer’s manager, Uzoma Omenka, disclosed this in a statement posted on Majek’s official Instagram page,
Omenka wrote, “This is to confirm to all fans of Majek Fashek that he is very sick and currently on admission at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolich in England.”
He apologised for not informing Majek’s fans and other members of the public about the singer’s condition on time.
Calling on music fans to provide financial support for the ailing singer and to pray for his speedy recovery, Omenka promised to provide regular updates on Majek with videos and pictures.