40 year-old New York-based artist, Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of former United States President, Barack Obama, has finally been unveiled.
Obama’s portrait was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery alongside that of former first lady Michelle Obama.
“How about that? That’s pretty sharp,” said Obama, who described the art as “extraordinary”. He said: “It’s my great honor to be here. It means so much to us.”
Kehinde Wiley, born to a Nigerian father and an African American mother, is world-renowned for his portraits of young black men adorned in the latest in hip-hop street style.
The artist has painted portraits of influential hip-hop figures such as the Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Ice T, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and Michael Jackson, among others.
Reports have it that an Assemblies of God church pastor is being accused of maltreating a choir member who was impregnated by his son and brought to live with them.
Chijioke Paul Okeifufe alleged that 26-year-old Uche Rienne, the music director at his church and the son of the Assemblies of God church pastor deflowered a 19-year-old church member and got her pregnant. The pregnant girl was brought to Pastor Charles of Assemblies of God Church but he rejected her and suggested that she be sent to the village to stay there until she gives birth.
Chijioke further that Pastor Charles, a native of Anambra State instructed somebody in the village where the girl was being taken, to find a woman who will occasionally come and finger the girl in her private parts so as...
Actress Lilian Esoro and her estranged husband, Ubi Franklin reportedly stepped out with their son, Jayden for the first birthday party of Prince Chimeguzola Arthur-Paul Anyaso son of Billionaire businessman, Chima Anyaso, and wife, Ada.
Could it be that the estranged couple who have been co-parenting there son Jayden, may be reuniting?
His estranged wife, actress and model, Lilian Esoro was among those who have wished the father of her child a happy birthday. She took to her Instastory on his birthday to share a picture of Ubi Franklin and wrote in the caption;
‘Happy birthday a guy. More blessings’
Recall that sometime in 2016, a close source who pleaded anonymity revealed what led to her failed marriage of Ubi Franklin to the actress.
Describing the kind of relationship he has with his record label mates, Mavin Records singer, Korede Bello in a recent interview said; “the relationship I share with Di'ja, Reekado Banks, and other members of Mavin is family-like. We share a great bond and we see ourselves as one. We look out for one another and pray for our collective and individual success
The singer also revealed that the secret of his growth in the entertainment industry simply lies in giving, saying, “I love to help out whenever I can and I believe that giving is one sure way to advance in life. The more you give, the bigger you grow.”
Upon Returning into the Industry with recently release single, 'Melanin Popping', the 21year old further stated that; “Everywhere I find myself, I want to empower...