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Nick Cannon welcomes 9th child



American actor and media personality Nick Cannon has welcomed his ninth child with Lanisha Cole.

The movie star made the announcement via his Instagram page on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

“Introducing ONYX ICE COLE CANNON… Once again Today I am in Awe of the Devine Feminine! God has given me and @MissLanishaCole the privilege of hosting an Angel here on earth. I vow to protect, provide, guide and love this child to the best of my abilities,” he wrote.

“In this moment of celebration and jubilee, I wish to mute any low vibrational frequencies and only rejoice with the Highest Class of Civilization who are truly aligned with our purpose here in this dimension. We all learn so much from these Angels we call children.”

Cannon said he’ll be giving his all to taking care of his daughter and won’t be defining himself according to what the world wants.

“I am learning that it is not the limited amount of time we have on this planet but it’s the limited amount of love that is the issue. And I promise to love this little girl with all my heart, regardless what anyone says…I’ve given up on attempting to define myself for the world or society but instead, I’m doing the work to heal and grow into the infinite Being God ordained me to be,” he promised.

“Hopefully I can teach Onyx the same, to not let others shame or ridicule her with their outside opinions, because when they do they are only projecting their own harsh experiences, pain and social programming onto her unblemished beauty. As we all know I am not easily triggered and have quite tough skin and have always been an open book but not everyone in my family has that same level of strength.”

He advised anyone trying to criticise him to do that without tarnishing the image of his baby mama, Lanisha.

“So I pray and ask others to please project all criticism and cynicism towards ME and not the loving and precious Mothers of my children. @MissLanishaCole is one of the most guileless, peaceful and nonconfrontational kind souls I’ve ever witnessed, and only deserves to revel in this moment of blissful joy of motherhood,” he appealed.

“Please give her that. She is so loving and pure-hearted. As for me, if you are truly concerned during this time of Spiritual Warfare, my inner struggles with self, mental wellness and physical health concerns… Just continue to pray for me and my entire family that God will grant us Peace that surpasses all Understanding. 🙏🏾❤️”


‘The Black Book’ ranks number 1 globally on Netflix




‘The Black Book’, the Nigerian action film directed by Editi Effiong, is now ranked the number one movie on Netflix across the world.

The crime thriller film was released on Netflix on September 22.

The movie featured prominent actors such as Richard Mofe-Damijo, Alex Usifo, Sam Dede, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Denola Grey, Shaffy Bello and Ireti Doyle.

According to Flix Patrol, the platform that collects streaming data about movies and TV shows, ‘The Black Book’ secures the first position on the top 10 movies chart on Netflix — as of September 26, 2023.

The Nigerian film (658) was ranked ahead of ‘Spy Kids: Armageddon’ (613), ‘Love at First Sight’ (501) and ‘Jaane Jane’ (387).

On Tuesday, Effiong, the film producer and director, also took to X, formerly Twitter, to express excitement over the feat.

The filmmaker said representatives from Netflix called him to inform him of the movie’s global success.

“Just got off a call with Netflix. #TheBlackBook is a global hit! The biggest film out of Nigeria on Netflix ever,” he wrote.

‘The Black Book’ has also been ranked as the number one movie in 12 counties since its debut.

The countries include the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Kenya, Martinique, Panama, Poland, Romania, Venezuela and Nigeria.

On Netflix’s weekly ranking (September 18-24), ‘The Black Book’ was spotted in the fourth spot. The movie also recorded 11.6 million ‘hours viewed’ worldwide (September 22-24).

‘The Black Book’ is a fictional thriller that explores Nigeria’s history of military dictatorship, drug trafficking and politics, through the journey of a retired hitman.

The movie had earlier been described as “Nigeria’s biggest-budget film to date, with a budget exceeding $1 million.”

Effiong is the founder of Anakle Films, one of the leading movie production companies in Nigeria.

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Iyabo Ojo urges Nigerians to be patient for Mohbad’s autopsy results




Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has beckoned on Nigerians to be patient in their wait for the result of Mohbad’s recently concluded autopsy.

The public figure took to her Instagram Live to remind Nigerians to focus on the main agenda, which is attaining justice for the late singer Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, aka Mohbad. She stressed that the Nigeria police have requested for two weeks for the release of the autopsy results, after which she urged people to be patient until then.

She said, “Everybody’s eyes are on this case, they said we should give them two weeks, I know that some of those results may not be out then but they asked for two weeks, and they are on it. We need to be patient and wait for them. What is important is that we should wait for the autopsy results to come out and for the police to come and address us. Let us stop with the distractions, it won’t stop us from getting justice, we will get justice. Please let the police do their job. If the suspects don’t come in for questioning, the police would do what they have to do.”

Going further, she begged the eager fans to stop diverting from the issue and refrain from requesting for a paternity test for Mohbad’s five-month-old son Liam. Ojo also fiercely defended the singer’s widow Omowunmi, asking everyone to allow her to grieve and cease with the DNA test requests.

“All these distractions of DNA tests or no DNA tests, please allow the family to mourn, if Mohbad’s father or mother wants a DNA test for the son, they can request for it. Why are you guys bullying the poor lady leave her alone,” she added.

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Shakira charged with fresh $7 million tax fraud, faces jail term




Colombian pop sensation Shakira finds herself in hot water with the Spanish authorities once again, facing a fresh set of tax evasion charges.

This marks the second time the Spanish government has accused the star of financial misconduct, alleging that she defrauded the state of a substantial €6.7 million ($7.1 million, £5.8 million) in 2018.

The crux of the matter revolves around Shakira’s alleged failure to declare substantial sums, including advance payments related to her El Dorado World Tour and various other financial transactions.

While the second investigation into these allegations was initiated in July 2023, the details have only recently surfaced.

As per reports from the Spanish network RTVE, Shakira is aware of these new charges. However, her legal team, based in Miami, where she currently resides, is occupied with preparations for the impending trial related to her alleged tax misdeeds from 2012 to 2014, scheduled to commence on November 20.

So they have not been briefed on the recent development.

The fresh allegations stem from Shakira’s residency status in 2018 when she was residing in Barcelona with her partner, football star Gerard Pique.

Spanish authorities contend that during this time, she was obligated to declare and pay taxes on all her international earnings within the country.

Instead, they claim she funnelled her money through companies situated in low-tax, high-opacity jurisdictions.

Shakira is gearing up for a significant legal battle, facing a total of six separate tax crime charges in Barcelona this November.

Throughout this ordeal, she has consistently denied any wrongdoing, expressing her confidence in the evidence supporting her case and her belief that justice will ultimately be in her favour, as she stated in a September interview with the Spanish edition of Elle magazine.

It’s worth mentioning that Shakira has previously faced tax evasion charges related to her time in Spain between 2012 and 2014, during which she was accused of owing the Spanish government a hefty $15.4 million in unpaid taxes.

She countered these allegations by asserting that her official residence was in the Bahamas, which, if true, would exempt her from the Spanish tax obligations.

Representatives for the pop star have maintained her innocence, highlighting her cooperation with the law and her adherence to advice from Pricewaterhouse Coopers, a reputable tax firm.

As Shakira opted not to accept a plea deal, prosecutors are pushing forward with the trial, seeking a substantial eight-year and two-month prison sentence in addition to a sizable fine of approximately $25 million.

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