Barcelona 0-0 Slavia Prague

Lionel Messi protests to the referee Barcelona failed to score for the first time in 46 home games as they were held to a draw by Slavia Prague. Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since …

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Sweeping changes coming to the Brit Awards

The Brit Awards have announced a major revamp for 2020, with fewer awards and an end to fan votes. Organisers promise “more music” as a result, with artists being given full creative control of their performances. Prizes like best British video and best international group have been cut, while the …

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Lionheart: Nigeria’s Oscar choice disqualified over English dialogue

Nigeria’s first-ever Oscar submission for best international feature film has been disqualified by award organisers, sparking criticism from its director. Films in this category, formerly best foreign language film, must have “a predominantly non-English dialogue track”. However, the 95-minute film Lionheart is largely in English, with an 11-minute section in …

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Sadio Mane: Liverpool forward ‘not a diver’, says Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane “is not a diver” according to Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp, despite the forward being booked for the offence at the weekend. Mane, 27, was cautioned in the 37th minute of Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola then appeared to suggest the Senegal international …

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Alpha carefully chooses his moments and evolves on ‘Chvmeleon’ [Album Review]

On November 1, 2019, Nigerian rapper, producer and sound engineer, Alpha Ojini released his sophomore album, ‘Chvmeleon.’ It is a stylized way to spell ‘Chameleon .’ If the album portrays anything, it is Alpha’s unpredictability and inclination to be more experimental. The album also drops after his nomination at the 2019 Headies. Since Alpha released his …

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Gay Byrne, veteran Irish broadcaster, dies aged 85

Gay Byrne, the veteran Irish broadcaster who presented the Late Late Show on RTE, has died aged 85, his family says. The father of two, who had been undergoing treatment for cancer, “died in Howth surrounded by his family” after a long illness, RTE announced. In a statement, his family …

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Shatta Wale says he is worth $10M

One of Ghana’s biggest music stars, Shatta Wale has revealed that his net worth is about $10M (N3.6B). The music star made this known during an interview with Peace radio station in Ghana. According to Shatta Wale, he has numerous businesses that rake in cool cash for him. He went to say …

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