Tuesday, August 31, 2021

My Review of Kanye West’s New Album ‘Donda’

Donda is my favorite Kanye album since The Life of Pablo. The production is excellent, the guest appearances are fantastic, and Kanye appears to have regained his mojo as a rapper. 

I also admire Kanye's willingness to constantly push the boundaries of how albums are made and distributed. 

I think Kanye deserves credit for putting together a long album that is mostly pleasant from beginning to end. 

He sounded more enthused about rapping than he had in years, which was really impressive. 

Donda is an excellent album. Aside from the listening parties, controversy, and shenanigans, Kanye got a lot of things right on this album. Artists including Jay-Z, Fivio Foreign, the Weeknd, Travis Scott, The Lox, and Jay Electronica contributed significantly to the album. Kanye's bars were spot-on, and he revealed a side of himself that hasn't been seen in a long time. The production is also brilliant, combining the gospel of Jesus Is King with Yeezus' experimental electronics and Late Registration's soulful sampling. 

What is the album's best song? 

“Hurricane” was the most anticipated song on the album, and Kanye managed to outdo himself by getting fantastic performances from both Lil Baby and the Weeknd. Many tracks on Donda follow this pattern, with thoughtful, redemptive lyrics encased in melody and pleasant sound, but this is my personal favorite. As usual, Lil Baby did his thing, and this was Kanye's strongest rapping performance on the project in my opinion. The flows, wordplay, and intensity remind me of Ye in the early 2010s, when he was on his way to becoming one of the best rappers. But it's not just the technique; he delves into a variety of issues on this one, including his marriage. 

The song "Off the Grid" is a clear standout. It's one of those songs that'll go off in a club or at a festival, and Fivio Foreign delivers one of his best lines ever, rapping on his time in prison, faith, and coming out. Kanye is also in rare form, rapping on his recent silence with a flow reminiscent of old Ye (“My mask on my face, you can't see what I'm finna do/ Had to walk away from gloomy people”). And while we're on the subject of the best tunes, "Jesus Lord" deserves to be mentioned. Kanye delivered some of his most personal bars in years, the Lox brought the heat, and Jay Electronica's verse at the end of the song... chef's kiss. 

“Believe What I Say” has the potential to become a radio hit.

21 Savage Discusses Owning His Masters, Claiming That Album Sales Pay Better Than Touring

21 Savage spoke about the importance of artists owning their masters on Gillie Da King and Wallo's Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast. 
“Before I signed my [first] deal, I had a platinum album,” 21 stated. “Right now, I am the owner of my masters. I own every song you've ever heard. My label and I agreed to a 70/30 share. I make more money from album sales than I do from live performances. The majority of rappers' earnings come from touring.” 
It's not the first time the 28-year-old rapper has flaunted his masters' ownership. 21 leveraged a deal with L.A. Reid's Epic Records in January 2017, fresh off the massive success of his 2016 collaborative EP with Metro Boomin, Savage Mode, 21 leveraged a deal with L.A. Reid's Epic Records in January 2017, fresh off the enormous success of his 2016 collaborative EP with Metro Boomin, Savage Mode, 21 leveraged a deal with L.A. Reid's Epic Records in January 2017, fresh off the enormous success of his 2016 collaborative EP .

Sunday, August 29, 2021

After a long wait, Kanye West finally releases his new album, 'Donda.'

Kanye West's new studio album "Donda" was released on Sunday after a delay and many listening events in recent weeks. 

Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Jay Electronica, The Lox, Travis Scott, and others contribute to the album. 
On the album's Spotify playlist, there are 27 songs listed. "Jail pt. 2," which is said to feature DaBaby, is advertised but not yet released. 

Following the first of three lavish listening events, "Donda" was set to be released on July 22. 
West moved to Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium to finish work on the record before staging a final event in Chicago on Thursday, which included DaBaby, Marilyn Manson, and Kim Kardashian West, who divorced West in February. 
West's most recent album, "Jesus is King," which won a Grammy, was released in 2019.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Teddyride’s new song has biggest opening week of 2021

Liberian rapper Teddyride has notched up another hit song with “King Solomon” achieving 5000 sales in less than three hours. 

Teddyride took the old fashion sales pitch, hitting the streets with 5000 hard copies, which were sold out in less than three hours. 

His new song “King Solomon” is seeing success in the single charts. His online streaming is going up, and door to door sales exceeding expectations. 

Visit Teddyride’s YouTube to check out new song. 

Sarkodie confesses, "I spent my first pay cheque on a piece of land.”

Sarkodie, the award-winning rapper, has disclosed that the first time he acquired a large sum of money from his profession, he used it to purchase land. 

Sarkodie, who is presently on a #NoPressure tour in Kenya, told Pulse Kenya in an interview that, despite the fact that he was a struggling artist at the time and could have used the money to ‘treat' himself, he decided it was prudent to invest in real estate. 

“I recall receiving my first salary check, which was from a television show. It was a difficult decision for someone who has been hustling for a long time, but I had to reward myself. I was given a plot of property. In the interview, he stated, "literally the entire money for a land." 

When questioned if the land was still there and what had happened to it, he replied, "It's still there." 

“The region has grown rapidly in recent years, but I still have a spot there. It's a cute little place with a ring of fly dwellings all around it. The only problem is that the location is far away from me, which is a problem considering everything I'm working on right now is close by. Even if the land is far away from me, it is still quite valuable.” 

Sarkodie, who preaches to the kids on his new album #NoPressure not to be pressured by social media, noted that he makes deliberate purchases, especially when it comes to cars. 

“I dislike spending money on automobiles. I could use it if I could find a great, long-lasting car, but I don't think it's worth it. It doesn't make financial sense. I don't have many cars, and if I do, I want one that will seem new no matter how much time passes. Before I make a purchase, I give it a lot of thought. He continued, "I'm the type who always wants to make sure I don't go broke." 

After a successful campaign in Nigeria, Sarkodie is currently promoting his #NoPressure album in Kenya.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Liberia's squad for the game in Nigeria in 2022 World Cup qualifications is led by Slavia Prague's Dorley.

For the upcoming fixtures, the Lone Stars have called up 14 foreign-based players and seven domestic-based players. 

Liberia has invited 22 players for its 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying games in September, including Mohammed Kamara of Hatayspor and Oscar Dorley of Slavia Pague. 

The West Africans will kick off their Group C campaign on September 3 against Nigeria at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, before hosting the Central African Republic three days later. 
Liberia is attempting to qualify for the World Cup for the first time after advancing to the second round of qualification with a 3-2 aggregate win against Sierra Leone. 
Dorley is one of Peter Butler's standout players, having helped Slavia Prague win the Czech Liga title the past two seasons. 

This season, the 23-year-old midfielder has appeared in seven games in all competitions, including four league appearances. 
Meanwhile, Hatayspor striker Kamara is one among five new players summoned to Lagos who might make their Liberian debut. 
Coach Butler extended his contract with the Lone Stars until at least August 2022 before the roster list was released.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Ashley Williams (RB Linense, Spain), Tommy Sango (LISCR, Liberia), Morlik Keita (Mighty Barrolle, Liberia).

Defenders: Prince Balde (KF Drita, Kosovo), Jeremy Saygbe (RB Linense, Spain), Alvin Maccornel (Watanga, Liberia), Sampson Dweh (LPRC Oilers, Liberia), Daniel Paye (Bea Mountain, Liberia), Teah Dennis (Monrovia Club Breweries, Liberia), Carlos Williams (Watanga, Liberia).

Midfielders: Abrahim Mohamed Soumaoro (Paeek FC, Cyprus), Murphy Dorley (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic), Marcus Macauley (Sahab FC, Jordan), Terrence Tisdell (Kocaelispor, Turkey), Justin Salmon (Degerfor IF, Sweden), David Tweh (Rukh Brest, Belarus), Allen Njie (FC Aarau, Switzerland), Abu Kamara (FC Makedonijagjp, North Macedonia).

Forwards: Ayouba Kosiah (NAC Breda II, Netherlands), Kpah Sherman (Kedah Darul Aman FC, Malaysia), Mohammed Kamara (Hatayspor, Turkey), and Van-Dave Harmon (unattached).

Nigeria vs Liberia game will be officiated by a Togo referee.

FIFA has named Kouassi Attisso Attiogbe, a Togolese official, as the referee for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification match between Nigeria and Liberia on Friday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. 
Attiogbe will be assisted on the lines by compatriots Komlan Domenyo Adiwotso (assistant referee 1), Limna Kabassima (assistant referee 2), and Yelebodom Gado Bodjona on the first day of the match between the Super Eagles and the Lone Stars, which kicks off at 5 p.m. Nigeria time (fourth official). 

The match officials are slated to arrive in Lagos on Wednesday, while the Lone Star delegation will arrive on Tuesday. 
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles will face the Cape Verde Blue Sharks on match day two at the 5,000-capacity Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena on the island of Mindelo. 
The match will take place on Tuesday, September 7th, with the Super Eagles flying out of Lagos on a chartered jet on Monday, September 6th, then returning to Nigeria immediately thereafter.

During his huge Donda listening party, Kanye West lights himself on fire and walks across the stage ablaze

During his Donda listening party, Kanye West put himself entirely on fire, causing jaws to drop. 
Near the climax of his big album party, the 44-year-old rapper was dramatically  set ablaze for several torturous seconds. 
The fire started inside a facsimile of Kanye's childhood home, where the rapper sat motionless while the flames engulfed him. 

Despite the fact that the house was entirely engulfed in flames, Kanye stepped calmly outside, equipped in protective gear. 

Before numerous workers armed with fire extinguishers came to his side and put out the flames. 

Musa Bility: Let Dillon return my money and car I gave him in 2019 to run his campaign

Musa Bility, the head of the opposition Liberty Party, is requesting that Senator Darius Dillon of Montserrado County return US$20,000 and a vehicle he gave him as campaign support in 2019, saying, "Let Dillon return my money and the automobile I gave him in 2019 to run his campaign." 
The LP chairman asks why Dillon should accept his money and accuses him of being a money launderer or involved in "Black Money”?
He goes on to say that the senator should return the cash and automobile he obtained during the election because his money was good in 2019 but is now being branded as black money. 

Bility pointed out that Senator Dillon's current monthly salary is around $12,000, with an additional $30,000 for special projects. "He is not obligated to pay me in full right away; I can accept it in installments." He is adamant. 
Dillon's remarks on a recent talk show, in which he labeled Bility as a crook and someone apparently involved in black money, prompted the somewhat enraged party chairman request. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

"IT IS TIME TO UPHOLD THE FLAG" Alexander Cummings Flag Day Message



On August 24, 1847, about a month after the Declaration of Independence, the Lone Star was hoisted. The Flag is the symbol not of a historically perfect nation but one dedicated to always strive to be better. Wherever it is flown, our Flag identifies all Liberians as belonging to one nation, which is to remain indivisible. It represents that in spite of our difficult past, we remain one people dedicated to democratic self-governance, committed to equality in opportunities for all, and determined to build for ourselves and for our children, a nation to be a shining example of freedom, opportunity and liberty for all.

The Lone Star represents hope - hope that despite historical challenges and contemporary difficulties, Liberians can, and will overcome. The Lone Star represents faith - the faith that  in spite of our imperfect history; despite the difficult journey to build a nation, we can still build a better future for ourselves and for our children. The Lone Star represents belief - the belief that despite our divisions and shortcomings, we can still strive to heal, reconcile and become whole, because a whole nation working together is better than the sum of its parts.

The Lone Star represents something even more profound. The Liberian Flag represents the imagination and industry of Liberian women. It was Liberian women who worked together to stitch the symbol of the new and independent nation. 

174 years later, while we have had one woman President, we now have one woman Vice President, and have had other notable women in national and international services to our country; it must be rightly said that the nation has not kept its promise of equality to its women citizens. Many continue to unfairly struggle for a place around the table of national decision-making. Obstacles and hindrances continue to be placed in the way of Liberian women achieving their full potentials and realizing their dreams. 

In many parts of the country, Liberian mothers, sisters and daughters are the subjects of abuse, denials, rape, and inhumane treatments, thereby robbing many of a sense of equality, entitlements and deserved dignity.


54 years after Liberia’s Declaration of Independence, in 1901, a 19-year old Edwin Barclay wrote our nation’s patriotic song symbolized in the Flag. Desert it, Barclay asked, and answered: No, never! Uphold it? Yes, forever. This call to patriotic duty and national service is as important today as it was written 120 years ago.

Every Liberian - indeed the government which represents the collective aspirations of the people - share in this patriotic duty. This duty is not simply to stand at attention as the cloth on which the impression of the Flag is designed is being hoisted. Our patriotic duty is to uphold the values of the Flag, and to always strive to fulfill its various promises to all Liberians. 

This is why when we lead by division, exclusion and marginalization; we desert the Flag.

When we manage ourselves in ways to keep so many Liberians trapped in poverty in a country blessed with so much natural wealth; we desert the Flag. 

When we cut deals that shortchange Liberia’s interests for personal gains; we desert the Flag. 

When we abuse public offices and trusts and lend ourselves to act corruptly; we desert the Flag. 

When we deny opportunities to each other, or judge each other not by the letter and spirit of the same, law but by choices of political association, or differences in ethnicity and religion; we desert the Flag. 

Rather than setting higher expectations and aspirations for ourselves, when we set lowering standards and trap ourselves in negative self-fulfilling prophecies of what we can and cannot do as a nation; we desert the Flag. 

When we fail to protect and honor women - when we hinder the development of all children including the girl child and deny women the right to equal participation and opportunity - we desert the Flag. 

When we fail to prepare our youth by not providing them the highest quality of education so that they are ready for the demands of generational change and leadership, and to confidently compete with other children of the world; we desert the Flag.

When we fail to provide adequately for our senior citizens in retirement after the years of their dedicated services to our nation; we desert the Flag.

When our young people are sent to prisons only to be abandoned and someday be returned to society as hardened criminals because of the absence of programs of reforms in our prisons; we desert the Flag.

When our streets are overtaken by drugs, a sense of hopelessness, as well as rising unemployments and crimes, and the minds and capacities of many of our young people are not being productively employed; we desert the Flag.

When Liberian businesses are being choked to deaths because of unfair preferences, practices and regulations; when small and medium-sized businesses have no access to micro-financing, loans and opportunities for fair competition and growth; when the innate spirit of Liberian entrepreneurship is being stifled causing many to become mere observers and bystanders in the economy of their country; we desert the Flag.  

When we steal from the people, or unfairly and wastefully distribute the nation’s wealth so that those who need it the most are given less, and those who already have are unaccountably taking more; we desert the Flag.

My fellow Liberians: I know we cannot change our past, but we can make our nation’s future better. I know change is hard. I know it will require a lot of work. But I also know we can do it. 

I know to continue to govern and manage our country in the same way we always have, and under the same dysfunctional and failed system of corruption, poor quality in education and selective justice, will only worsen the current living conditions of our people, and undermine the bright future we seek for all Liberians. 

My people: It is time to change. 

It is time to do the right things - not just for a political party but for the betterment of the country. It is time to come together, to genuinely heal and be reconciled. 

It is time to look out for all those who cannot look out for themselves - the elderly, the disabled, the poor, the sick, all of our children, and our students. 

It is time to help those who are actually working hard to help the nation succeed - doctors, nurses, teachers, caregivers, national servicemen and women in the military and security apparatuses. 

It is time to help those who are trying their very best and still catching hard times - market women, Yana Boys, Pehn-pehn Riders, Keh-keh Riders, young men and young women who are selling whatever they can find in the streets just to make ends meet. 

It is time to help the farmers who are struggling to make their farms with outdated tools and methods, and are finding it burdensome, if not impossible, to sell what they are able to produce.  

It is time to support underfunded hospitals, schools and clinics. 

It is time to reach out a hand of understanding and assistance to parents struggling to pay rent, school fees, hospital bills, feed their families, and keep a roof over their heads. 

It is time to support Liberian artists and artisans so that through their works we showcase the best of ourselves.

When Liberians make it - when we create the system and enabling environment so that children have a chance to be better than their parents, and so that all Liberians can have a chance to succeed, if they are ready to work as hard as it will take to succeed, then we fulfill our patriotic duty to uphold the Flag.


Liberians, it is time to uphold the Flag. 

All Hail Lone Star, All Hail.

God bless you.


God bless Liberia. 

Happy Flag Day

~ Alex Cummings ~

I’m running for President in 2029, Henry Costa reveals in Exclusive interview

Three years ago, Henry Costa ran for Representative but was defeated. In an exclusive interview conducted by C Liberia Clearly, the political and social activist admitted that he learned a lot from his failed bid to gain a seat in the house and is preparing to run for the highest office in 2029.  Click the link below to listen to the full interview. 

Through photos, Faithvonic honors seven Liberian flag designers.

Faithvonic, a creative genius, has pushed her artwork to the next level, after her images from July 26 went viral. As a Flag Day message, the artist is thanking the seven ladies who created and stitched the Liberian flag. 

A committee of seven women developed and hand-stitched Liberia's flag. Susannah Elizabeth Lewis served as the committee's chairperson. Matilda Newport, Rachel Johnson, Mary Hunter, Mrs. J. B. Russwurm, Colonette Teage Ellis, and Sara Draper were the other members of the committee.
check out Faithvonic message below: 

“We recognize and commemorate their hard work and dedication under the umbrella  of Unity for this our sovereignty. This Unity represents religious and cultural togetherness, respect for fundamental human rights, female empowerment as shown in pictures here in 1847, education, and skills training for all.” 

Monday, August 23, 2021

With the highest-selling rap album of 2021, MoneyBagg Yo takes a commanding lead.

MoneyBagg Yo has the year's best-selling hip-hop record so far, and he'll keep it for another month. 

MoneyBagg Yo is having a tremendous year, with the highest commercial figures of his career. The Memphis rapper has been consistent for much of the last five years, but in the pandemic, he pushed himself to new heights and set a new record for hip-hop musicians with the most album sales for a release this year. 

MoneyBagg Yo has the largest number of sales on a rap album published in 2021, according to HitsDailyDouble, and he's held that position for the last thirty days, taking an even larger lead. 

MoneyBagg Yo has sold 777,000 copies of his new album A Gangsta's Pain, the highest of any rapper this year, according to the latest figures. With 723,000 sales on The Off-Season, J. Cole has climbed to second place, while Pooh Shiesty has dropped to third with 712,000 units. Doja Cat, Lil Baby and Lil Durk, Lil Tjay, Young Stoner Life Records, and DJ Khaled filled out the top five, with Doja Cat, Lil Baby and Lil Durk, Lil Tjay, Young Stoner Life Records, and DJ Khaled rounding out the top ten. 
MoneyBagg Yo appears to have the top slot nailed down at this point—at least until Drake, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar drop.

DaBaby Returns and Responds to Homophobic Remarks

DaBaby returned to the stage for the first time since causing controversy with homophobic statements at a music event last month and apologized to the crowd, saying he "never, ever meant to insult anybody." 

The rapper performed at Hot97's Summer Jam 2021 at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey over the weekend. After his comments at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami on July 25, where he asked fans to shine their cellphone flashlights if they "didn't show up today with HIV/AIDS, any of those deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will kill you in two to three weeks," the event was one of only a few that did not remove the rapper from their lineups. He then proceeded to make derogatory remarks about both women and men. 

When asked about his words afterwards, the rapper doubled down, claiming that his gay followers "don't have HIV/AIDS" since they aren't "ugly" or "junkies." 

After receiving widespread criticism, DaBaby issued public apologies on Twitter and Instagram, the latter of which was eventually removed. 

According to Vibe, DaBaby launched his set at Summer Jam with a video montage that included his voice-over. 
According to several sources, the rapper praised New York radio station Hot97 for allowing him to "give my gift, share my blessing with y'all out here live on this stage amid all the craziness and all the reaction" in a video broadcast on social media. So kudos to you all for that. When I declared I never, ever meant to insult anyone or say anything to make anyone feel any way live on that platform a few weeks ago, they accepted my sincerity and all my apologies.” 

“And Hot 97 was also willing to put their neck out there, willing to go against all odds with everything going on in the globe — they still enabled me to come right here on this stage and use their platform,” he said. They aided the world in progressing and becoming a better place, rather than dismissing people for making mistakes as if we weren't human.” 

According to Complex, DaBaby performed “Cry Baby,” his smash with Megan Thee Stallion, then addressed the crowd live after the video concluded. 
“Take a look at this,” he allegedly said. “With the exception of those who were legitimately offended, I feel that the rest of you motherfuckers are crying babies.”

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Athing Mu, a rising star, wins the women's 800-meter race at the Prefontaine Classic.

Athing Mu at the age of 19, won a gold medal in the 800 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, breaking a national record set by Ajee' Wilson in 2017, and a continental under-20 record. Mu set the world under-20 record in the women's indoor 800 m in early 2021 with a time of 1:58.40, and the world under-20 best in the indoor 600 meters in 2019 when she was 16 years of age. Her time over 600 m of 1:23.57 is the second fastest ever run indoors and the second fastest run by an American woman in any condition. Mu won a second gold medal as part of the 4 × 400 m relay.

Sha'Carri Richardson loses the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic to Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah.

On Saturday afternoon, American track fans tuned in to the Prefontaine Classic, wanting to see Sha'Carri Rirchadson dominate the international field of athletes. But it was Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica, not Richardson, who stunned the audience. 

Thompson-Herah easily defeated the opposition in the women's 100m at Hayward Field, clocking in at 10.54 seconds. Thompson-Herah, who was part of the Jamaican trio who swept the women's 100m in Tokyo, broke a Diamond League record and ran the second-fastest time in the competition's history, according to World Athletics. Thompson-time Herah's was also a personal best. 

Richardson, however, did not have a good day on Saturday. Richardson's comeback did not live up to the hype, finishing last. 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Kanye West Reveals the Text He Appears to Have Sent to Drake

Kanye West and Drake's long-running rivalry appears to have escalated to a new level. 
In his verse on Trippie Redd's song "Betrayal," Drake looked to take jabs at Kanye. 
Drake sings, "All these fools I'm beefin' that I barely know / Forty-five, forty-four (Burned out), let it go / Ye ain't changin' shit for me, it's set in stone." 

Drake appears to be referencing to Kanye West's tendency to change the release date for his next album Donda on a regular basis. Rumors have claimed that they are waiting for each other to release their albums so that they can release them on the same day, resulting in a chart fight. 
Kanye took to Instagram hours after the song was released to show a snapshot of a text message he sent to an eight-person thread. The rapper added Pusha T to the chain before sending his letter. 

Kanye shared a picture of Joaquin Phoenix in the role of the Joker. He went on to say, "This is what I live for. My entire life has been ruined by nerd ass jock n—-as like you. You will never be able to recover. I guarantee it." 
In the thread, there is a "D" contact who appears to be Drake. 
There's a significant update on Kanye's love life in other Kanye news.

Kendrick Lamar's decision to release an album along with Kanye West's and Drake's albums has sparked outrage on Twitter.

"It's crazy how one verse could fuck up the game," Kendrick Lamar rapped on 2015's "Hood Politics," and now, six years later, he has the whole music industry going crazy with one simple social media post. The message encouraged fans to go to oklama.com, where they found an emotional open letter announcing Kendrick's fifth studio album, which also happens to be his final TDE release. 

Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith has since commented on K. Dot's impending departure from TDE, and the split appears to be amicable based on both his and Kendrick's public statements. As a result, fans have taken to Twitter to express their enthusiasm for a new Kendrick Lamar album and reflect on TDE's end of an era. 

Kendrick Lamar's next album is one of the most anticipated albums of the year, so naturally, the focus turned from Kendrick's exciting announcement to the fact that Kanye West and Drake's long-awaited projects have yet to be released. There have been reports for the past month that Kanye has been tinkering with the release date for DONDA in an attempt to outshine Drake's Certified Lover Boy, but it now appears that there will be a three-way battle between Hip-top Hop's names. 

As a result, fans are mocking Drake and Kanye for allowing things to reach this point, with many arguing that Kendrick Lamar's impending album is all that counts now. Take a look at some of the Twitter responses below.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Elon Musk says Tesla will build a humanoid robot prototype by next year

Tesla will build a humanoid robot called Tesla Bot, CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday.

"We're also good at sensors and batteries and we'll probably have a prototype next year that looks like this," Musk said, shortly after an actor in a body suit designed to look like the Tesla robot gyrated wildly on stage. He remarked that the actor was not a real robot, but "the Tesla Bot will be real."

The announcement was made as part of AI Day, a series of tech talks hosted by Tesla in California to recruit machine learning talent. 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Official Image of the Air Jordan 1 Zoom CMFT "Baby Blue"

The colorway on this Air Jordan 1 is one of the cleanest we've seen all year. 

The Air Jordan 1 is one of the greatest shoes ever made, and even in 2021, new colorways are being released that are causing a stir in the community. There have been several upgrades to this sneaker, and while some are better than others, the Zoom CMFT model has undoubtedly delivered some hits for fans to pick from. The Air Jordan 1 Zoom CMFT has seen a slew of cool variations hit the market, and we'll be receiving at least one more shortly. 

For the time being, this new hue is simply referred to as "Baby Blue," despite the fact that grey is the predominant color. The Nike swoosh, cuff, and outsole are all baby blue, while the remainder of the upper is coated in a cool grey tone. These hues work together to provide the ideal color palette for anyone looking to soften up their color palettes in Fall. Overall, you can't go wrong with this one, and we're sure Zoom CMFT lovers will be eager to get their hands on a pair. 
There is currently no release date for these, however they are expected to be released in the near future for a price of $140 USD. Meanwhile, let us know what you think in the comments section below. Also, keep an eye on HNHH for more sneaker-related news.

Roda Starlet Means Business (Exclusive Interview)

In the pandemic, Roda Starlet, former blogger, launched a luxury panic company, providing her clients the perfect luxurious picnic experience for special occasion; anniversary, bachelorette, date night, birthday, family reunion, she does it all. In our recent interview with Roda, she revealed that blogging was not her passion, just a hobby. Check out our interview below: 

Do you miss blogging at all? 

Ans: No, I do not miss blogging, because it wasn’t my passion. It was a hobby, and was doing it for fun.  

What did you learned from your first attempted to open a restaurant? Would you try again? 

Ans: One significant lesson I have learned about opening a restaurant is always own your space and have a supportive team to work with. It takes a lot of money from your pocket when you are paying rent and having to do almost all the work by yourself. 

And yes I’ll love to do it again because cooking is my passion and I believe that entrepreneurship is crucial in the uplifting of women.

Where do you see yourself in the next ten years? 

Ans: In the next 10 years, I see my self married, with my beautiful kids and successful with my business being on another level.

What was your happiest moment in your life? 

Ans: My happiest moments in life was when I opened my restaurant 

What is your greatest achievement? 

Ans: My greatest achievements was opening my restaurant, and starting My small business. 

Tell me something you remember as a child in Liberia. 

Ans: Something  I remembered as a child in Liberia was the food, lol,  I don’t really remember much cause I left when I was eight years old. 

What have you learned from the Liberian entertainment industry over the years?

Ans: What I’ve learned from the Liberian industry is that they do not like someone who’s real. The real you are, the more hate you get. Liberians love people that kiss ass and I’m not one of those.   Another thing I’ve learned is that everyone belong to a clique.  And I think that’s why the industry isn’t going anywhere, because if I’m not cool with certain individuals, my friends can’t be cool with them or support them. 

What advice would you give your younger self? 

Ans: Advice I would give my younger self 

Is to not care about what others think because self confidence is important. 

Love yourself and always put your self first before others and Follow your dreams. 

What message do you have for your fans?

Ans: I hate the word fans because I don’t believe I have fans.  I’m just a regular girl. But, message I would give my younger supporters is to never let a man defined you, never depend on a man. Work hard for everything you want in life. Having pretty face or nice body is not a 9-5

Real men love women with their own money.

Book you panic with Roda Starlet and have a luxurious experience. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Nigeria will face Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau in the 2021 African Cup of Nations, according to CAF.

On Tuesday evening, August 17, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) held draws for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Cup at the Palais de Congres in Yaounde, Cameroon. 

The event, which will include 24 teams, will begin on January 9th, 2022 and end on February 6th, 2022. 

Defending champions Algeria were drawn in Group E alongside Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea during the star-studded event. 

Nigeria, the three-time champion, has been assigned to Group D, where they will meet Egypt's Mohamed Salah, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau.


See Full group stage draw below:


Group A: Cameroon, Burkina Faso , Ethiopia, Cape Verde

Group B: Senegal , Zimbabwe , Guinea , Malawi

Group C: Morocco , Ghana, Comoros, Gabon

Group D: Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, Guinea-Bissau

Group E: Algeria, Sierra Leone , Equatorial Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire

Group F: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania , Gambia

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Uti Nwachukwu reacts to Pere and WhiteMoney's fight on #BBNaija: Bullying is completely wrong.

Actor Uti Nwahukwu has also spoken out about the BBNaija "Shine Ya Eyes" Housemates, WhiteMoney, and Pere, who clashed last night. 

Despite the fact that Uti and Pere are friends and Uti has supported Pere since the program began, Uti stated in his entry that bullying is completely wrong. Pere was accused by the other roommates last night of bullying WhiteMoney during their game night.

Cause of Fire Incident at C. H. Rennie was Electrical: Staff were warned six months ago

C. H. Rennie Hospital's operations, records, and emergency rooms, among other things, were completely destroyed by fire early Sunday morning.

In an interview with Frontpage Africa, the Director of the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS), Alex Dixon, revealed that the incident occurred after the hospital's administrators sought an unidentified electrician to assist them in resolving certain electrical issues at the facility. 

He said the electrician observed the electrical shock while working, which prompted an unidentified security guard at the public health facility to fight the fire with a single fire extinguisher alongside others. After emptying the powder in the facility's only fire extinguisher, the security guard and others determined the remaining extinguishers were malfunctioning after multiple tries to put out the fire, according to Mr. Dixon.

“The fire incident at the C. H. Rennie Hospital was an electrical shock. It started from the OR (Operation Room) according to our preliminary investigation. According to the security guard, they had one 5kg fire extinguisher that they used; but when he grabbed the second one, it was faulty; it couldn’t discharge because the powder in it was dry. We are still investigating and the findings will be out by Wednesday.

According to him, authorities at the hospital were not refilling or gassing the fire extinguishers that overstayed at the medical facility prior to the incident, even though firefighters have requested them to do so on numerous occasions.

No respect

He pointed out that though firefighters visited the C. H. Rennie Hospital to ensure that fire regulations are adhered to six months ago, they (firefighters) were allegedly disrespected and overlooked.

Mr. Dixon noted that the existence of the faulty fire extinguishers at the facility was reported with a recommendation to have them refill to avoid any casualty, but authorities at the facility did not take the recommendation seriously.

“The firefighters have been going there (C. H. Rennie Hospital) for inspection, but people refused to adhere to it. It’s very pathetic that there is no respect for the staff of the fire service; people overlooked them. These are things that we are going through. They were warned and informed. But the people of the hospital even argued with the county commander until he told his family that nobody should take him to the C. H. Rennie Hospital when he gets sick”.

The C. H. Rennie Hospital is the only referral hospital in Margibi County. 

Monday, August 16, 2021

Sambi Alieu: If everyone could put their egos aside, put their biases away, and work together, our industry might do amazing things (exclusive interview)

Sambi Alieu is a Renaissance woman in every sense of the word. She is a media personality, a beauty industry entrepreneur, a makeup artist, and a fashionista. She is a well-known figure in Liberia’s fashion industry. She has posed for practically every Liberian award-winning designer, showcasing their collections throughout the years. Check out our exclusive interview with Sambi Alieu below: 

How does it feels to be a muse for multiple Liberian fashion designers? 

Ans: It feels great to be a muse for different Liberian designers. Most of these designers I’ve worked with, I’ve also had the privilege to see them grow over the years, as well as I have grown in my own sense as an artist. It is just beautiful to work with people from the beginning, and to see their growth and my growth as well. 

Have you ever though of creating your own fashion line? 

Ans: I am definitely an artist in all aspects of the word. I have thought of working on different things like accessories or shoes, etc. I’m not exactly sure of a clothing line, but who knows, I’m ever changing and ever expanding. There might be a surprise in the future, or you might just see me creating pieces for myself. That could be a surprise that might be coming. 

What are your aspirations for the Liberian entertainment industry? 

My aspiration for the Liberian industry is hoping in the future for people to see me as an example of what the possibilities are when we actually work together, or a person who is able to get people to work together and bring forth different visions. 

What do you think of the current state of the industry? Where do you see it heading? 

Think that the Liberian industry has so much talents. The talents are undeniable. We can’t say we don’t have talents. What I feel we do lack, is the business structure of an industry. We lack the actual overall knowledge of how an industry works. What I would like to see is that people that more time focusing on developing and really understanding that different aspects of the industry and how to push it forward, than everyone focusing on the fame. I do see a lot of wanting fame right now, and that’s great, but if there is no monetary value behind the fame, then it is just empty fame, and that goes nowhere. Entertainment is something through out the world that brings people together, culturally. It also shows what a country culture is and it paints the picture of a country. I feel like our industry would be able to do that on a greater skill if everybody could put their ego and pride aside, put the biases aside and actually work together and find the strength to work on each other strengths, and where there are weaknesses, fill in those gaps, as an industry together. 

You just debuted a new podcast, tell us all about. 

Frequency Shift podcast is a podcast that was created to shift the mindset, mind, body and soul transformation. I feel like success has to do with those three elements. You cannot be successful if your mind is not right, your body is not together and your soul is not in its balance state of being. The goal of the podcast is to spike change and spike a different mindset through conversation, through conversing with different people in different industry, who are able to balance those three aspects of their lives, in order to get themselves further than where they are, and where they are going. It is also to heal the collective of the planet, because the planet as a whole is in need of healing. People are hurt on different scale and are not looking within themselves to heal, so there is a lot of projection going on, so we see all the chaos outside, which is a reflection of all the chaos within ourselves. So, I hope to bring a mirror to everyone and help with that healing, by conversation and reflection. 

Where do you see yourself in the next five years? 

In the next five years, I see myself having a greater impact than I do now, especially when it comes to media, beauty, fashion and business. My hopes is to be in the position where I can reach back more than I am able to now, to invest into the industry at a greater skill. I see myself being very very established as far as monetary wise within the next five years and being able to give back. 

Who in the Liberian industry you will like to work with that you haven’t had the opportunity to work with? 

I would love to work with Dope Zulu. He is a music artist and a videographer. I would love to work with him on a digital project, and creative direct something with him. I feel like it would be a great project. 

What message do you have for your fans?

I ask my fans to see me as human and as an inspiration, and to know that where I am right now, I didn’t just wake up here, I worked tirelessly day and night. I am nowhere near where I am going to be, so I just want to thank everyone for being on this journey with me, and for continuing to be on this journey with me. Thanks for all the support. 

Words of a brilliant woman. 

Taliban Takes Over Kabul

Thousands of Afghans have gathered on the tarmac of Kabul's international airport in the hours since the Taliban took control of the country's capital. 

The frantic sights filmed by television teams and cellphones Monday at Hamid Karzai International Airport express panic and a desperate rush to flee the country, which is now overrun by Taliban terrorists in the run-up to the final withdrawal of US soldiers.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

'It's fat-phobic, racist, and hurtful,' Lizzo cries on Instagram Live in response to'mean' words.

Lizzo's fans and celebrity friends, including Cardi B and Missy Elliott, are praising her after she cried during a "honest moment" on Instagram Live. 

The Grammy winner grew upset in the video, which is no longer on her Instagram account, in response to scathing assaults days after she and Cardi B launched the music video for their new song collaboration, "Rumors." 

"On the days I feel I should be the happiest.... I feel so miserable," Lizzo told her social media fans as she dabbed at her eyes while sitting in the bathroom. "Like, I'm in a lot of pain."

Friday, August 13, 2021

Liberia discovers largest diamond field in West Africa

YMDC CEO Roger Youssef told Mining Weekly in August that the company identified a diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe 2.5 ha in size, as well as five dikes 10 m wide and 50 m to 100 m long, in Camp Alpha in north-western Liberia. 
“The area has been worked irregularly by local, small-scale alluvial miners for the past 75 years, and it has been explored by numerous mining firms, but the diamond source has never been discovered,” Youssef added. 

Work done this year led to the discovery of two new kimberlite pipelines based on the exotic botanical indicator Pandanus candelabrum, according to Haggerty. 
The pipelines are small (50 m x 15 m), but both exhibit positive kimberlitic indicator minerals, according to him. 
Following sophisticated spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer (Aster) satellite pictures, another five probable pipes were identified, one of which was similar in signature but significantly larger than the pipe at Camp Alpha, according to Haggerty. 
In addition, transported ilmenite with unique chemical compositions indicated the presence of another kimberlite cluster to the north of the Camp Alpha discovery, he said. 
The Camp Alpha kimberlite cluster, according to Youssef and Haggerty, is one of many in the 500-square-kilometer tenement. 
They expressed confidence that many mines might be developed in the primary kimberlite, citing a lengthy history of alluvial diamond recovery in the range of 50 ct to 450 ct. 
The huge diamonds appear to be Type II diamonds, similar to those found in neighboring Sierra Leone and mined in Botswana's Karowe and Lesotho's Leteng. All of the pipes are tiny in diameter and geologically similar in age. 
Mechanized alluvial mining is also proposed in the Gbeya river, which runs through the YDMC land. 
These will be Liberia's first large-scale diamond mining operations, with significant economic benefits to the government and the Liberian people, according to Haggerty and Youssef. 
However, they acknowledged that working in the region had not been without its difficulties, citing thick bush, badly maintained laterite roads and wood bridges, porous borders, smuggling, illegal mining, and globally recognized corruption as major obstacles. 
Furthermore, financial assistance was limited during the last Ebola crisis and the current Covid-19 outbreak, but Youssef and Haggerty are sure that Liberian diamonds have a bright future in the worldwide market thanks to advanced discoveries. 
“With mine closures and no new discoveries in the last decade, it's feasible that West Africa may revert to 1970s production levels, when it produced 10% of the world's diamonds exclusively through small-scale artisanal alluvial mining,” they said. 
With the start of the monsoon season, YMDC announced its field efforts ended at the end of July, but laboratory tests and analysis would continue at Florida International University in Miami, under the guidance of Haggerty. 
Although diamonds are YMDC's primary focus in the region, the business is also interested in and licensed to explore for gold, base metals, and coltan.

“The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master.” Hushpuppi's life story to become the next big action film

Ebony Life Studios CEO Mo Abudu has stated that she will collaborate with Will Packer Productions on an untitled film based on Evan Ratliff's Bloomberg story "The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master." 

In a highly competitive bid, the businesses secured the rights and have begun work on the movie at Universal Pictures. 

Ray Hushpuppi, also known as the Billionaire Gucci Master, is accused of perfecting a simple internet swindle that enabled him to launder millions of dollars. 

The film Packer and Abudu are working on is billed as a global action thriller that is a cross between Catch Me If You Can and The Usual Suspects. 

Will Packer and James Lopez's Will Packer Productions will produce, with EbonyLife's Abudu producing.

Hushpuppi to face possible 20yrs after pleading guilty to money laundering

Ramon Abbas, also known as "Hushpuppi," a Nigerian Instagram sensation, has admitted to his role in a scheme to defraud a Qatari businessman of more than $1 million, according to the US Justice Department. 

According to the statement released Wednesday, Abbas, 37, admitted to laundering money "via bank accounts around the world," as well as "many other cyber and corporate email compromise operations that collectively generated more than $24 million in losses." 

According to court documents unsealed Wednesday, he pled guilty to the allegations on April 20. 

In June of last year, Abbas was detained in the United Arab Emirates after local authorities raided his Dubai property. 

During the raid, Dubai Police discovered about $41 million in cash, 13 luxury cars worth around $6.8 million, and phone and computer evidence comprising more than 100,000 fraud files and the addresses of nearly two million potential victims. 

In a combined operation with US agents known as "Foxhunt 2," he was arrested alongside another Nigerian guy, Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka "Woodberry," according to Dubai police. 

Abbas was handed over to FBI officials and later relocated to Los Angeles, where he will stand prosecution for money laundering through cybercrime activities.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Al Johnson Reveals Political Interest and more …. (Exclusive Interview)

Al Johnson, actor and CEO of Lib Muzik Group is on a mission to bring exposure to the Liberian music industry. In an interview with us, he revealed his new partnership with the Nigerian music union. Check out our interview below: 

You came into the entertainment industry as an actor. Why did you stop acting? 

I did not stop acting . I wanted to make an impact through music first, then come back to acting . Off course there’s some other small issues with my first production BLACK Money movies back when Van and John Dumelo first give me an opportunity .

Which interest you the most, when it comes to being a record label exec and being an actor? Why? 

The record Label obviously interest me the most, because of my working relationship and contacts , past success with Major Labels as Universal Motown and Konvict etc. 

Would you ever return to acting? 

Acting is first nature . I am not acting currently but I am constantly shooting contents to stay relevant. 

Tell me about your last trip to Liberia and what your biggest takeaway was from the experience.

My Last trip to Liberia was epic, 

considering that  I have not been in many years . Reuniting with my Cuz Dj Blue and Lorenzo Terrace Doe etc, family meeting with the press and Eric Geso Partnership etc, going to Nigeria for my first time, meeting with Flavor and his team , our new partnership with Nigerian artist union etc . It was epic so much, Taking my fiancé Dara home for the first time, also structuring a new partnership with V103 Atlanta and Hot Fm Liberia and so much more, made it an epic experience. 

Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Five years from now, I see myself in Liberia running for office. My record label being  the biggest music Imprint from Monrovia.

What’s your favorite Liberian movie? 

Malayala balawala

If your life was a movie, what would be the title of it? 

The Title will be ‘Change my story God’.

What do you think the Liberian movie industry needs to propel it to the next level? 

Liberian movie industry needs real  funding from government or Private investors, Period. 

What is your next move?

Running for Office back home. 

Any message for your fans? 

My new single is dropping soon 

Hip hop Called fight 4 it.