Katy Perry follows in the footsteps of Beyonce and Lady Gaga as she’s unveiled as the face of H&M’s holiday collection

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as the face of H&M’s holiday collection

  • Katy, 30, will star in the 2015 Holiday Campaign
  • Store say they love her incredible talent and energy
  • Singer is also the star of Moschino’s campaign and has Claire’s range 

It’s the high-street fashion retailer famed for tapping the biggest A-listers to front its campaign.

And H&M, who have previously snapped up Beyonce and Lady Gaga, is following suit with its latest campaign star.

It’s been revealed that international pop icon Katy Perry will star in the 2015 Holiday Campaign.

Katy, 30, will feature in a global TV and print campaign that celebrates the season in true H&M style, full of joy and togetherness for the holidays, say the brand.

Katy Perry follows in the footsteps of Beyonce and Lady Gaga as she's unveiled as the face of H&M's holiday collection. The pop sensation shared a sneak peek of her upcoming campaign on Instagram with the caption: 'I am excited to announce that I will be starring in H&M's #HappyandMerry Holiday Campaign launching later this year'

Katy Perry follows in the footsteps of Beyonce and Lady Gaga as she’s unveiled as the face of H&M’s holiday collection. The pop sensation shared a sneak peek of her upcoming campaign on Instagram with the caption: ‘I am excited to announce that I will be starring in H&M’s #HappyandMerry Holiday Campaign launching later this year’

Clearly chuffed with her latest coup, Katy shared a sneak peek of her upcoming campaign on her Instagram page.

Donning a cosy Christmas jumper and red bow, Katy is the picture of holiday cheer. ‘I am excited to announce that I will be starring in H&M’s #HappyandMerry Holiday Campaign launching later this year,’ she said.

In a statement discussing her new gig, Katy said: ‘H&M was one of the places where I first began cultivating my personal style.

‘I have continued to love integrating H&M pieces into my wardrobe throughout the years. One of the reasons I love the holidays is being able to dress cozy and cute, which H&M executes so well for every budget. I can’t wait for you to see the world we created.

Donning a cosy Christmas jumper and red bow, Katy is the picture of holiday cheer in the behind the scenes imagery released by the Swedish fashion giant

Donning a cosy Christmas jumper and red bow, Katy is the picture of holiday cheer in the behind the scenes imagery released by the Swedish fashion giant

This is just the latest in a string of successes for the star, who was the first artist to surpass 75 million digital downloads

This is just the latest in a string of successes for the star, who was the first artist to surpass 75 million digital downloads

A spokesperson for the brand added: ‘We are so thrilled that Katy Perry will star in our campaign this holiday season.

‘We love everything about Katy, from her incredible talent and energy to her playful sense of personal style.’

This is just the latest in a string of successes for the star, who was the first artist to surpass 75 million digital downloads and become the top Twitter star with 72 million followers.

Katy is also the only female artist to have five Billboard No1s from the same album (California Gurls, Teenage Dream, Firework, E.T. and Last Friday Night), and the only artist ever with two videos (Roar and Dark Horse) at over 1 billion views on Vevo.

Katy, who also has a collection with Claire’s Accessories and is the the star of Jeremy Scott’s new Moschino campaign, is currently on her Prismatic World Tour through Europe, Asia and South America.

Katy Perry at Prismatic premiere screening (archive)

A spokesperson for the store said of the star: 'We love everything about Katy, from her incredible talent and energy to her playful sense of personal style'

A spokesperson for the store said of the star: ‘We love everything about Katy, from her incredible talent and energy to her playful sense of personal style’

Catholic Augustine University Cardinal Okojie blames NUC for rot in education system

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Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie has blamed the deficiencies in the education system on the negligence of the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) and the society.

Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie

Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie has blamed the deficiencies in the education system on the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) and the society.

Okojie, who is Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, a major cause of corruption and misconduct by students and staff of higher institutions is due to the NUC’s negligence, The Nation reports.

“Yes, I am greatly worried and you don’t blame these children,” he said.

“It’s the kind of society we built for them.”

Okojie urged the NUC to be more patriotic in its activities.

He said the new Catholic Augustine University, which is to open for resumption in September, will champion the needed change in Nigeria’s education sector.

“I can promise you that this institution is definitely going to be different,” the cleric said.

“Otherwise, I won’t be bothering my head thinking about giving the nation a university.”

Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Gigi & Bella Hadid, Joan & Erika Smalls Balmain unveils family themed Fall/Winter 2015 campaign

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Balmain launches Fall/Winter 2015 with famous siblings Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid and Joan and Erika Smalls.

Kylie and Kendall Jenner for Fall/Winter 2015 campaign Balmain/Mario Sorrenti.

Joan and Erika Smalls for Balmain Fall/Winter 2015 campaign Balmain/Mario Sorrenti

Balmain has launched its Fall/Winter 2015 campaign tapping famous siblings; Kylie and Kendall Jenner and Gigi and Bella Hadid and Joan and Erika Smalls.

Joan and Erika Smalls for Balmain Fall/Winter 2015 campaignplayJoan and Erika Smalls for Balmain Fall/Winter 2015 campaign

(Balmain/Mario Sorrenti )

The family themed campaign saw the famous kids in pairs for the sultry campaign. All the girls wore glamorous sequined pieces from Balmain with sexy fringe hair and smokey eyeshadow and flawless bronzed look for the advert.

Check on the campaign above.

In Brazil 10-year-old girl gives birth after complaining of stomach ache

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The girl, who was rushed to the hospital by teachers, turned out to be in her late stages of labour – she was seven months pregnant.

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A 10-year-old girl has been delivered of a healthy baby in Brazilhours after she complained of stomach ache at school.

The girl, who was rushed to the hospital by teachers, turned out to be in her late stages of labour – she was seven months pregnant.

She was said to have given birth normally, and both mother and newborn are doing fine.

According to Irish Mirror, the told the police that her 40-year-old ex-stepfather abused her.

The girl’s mother said she had no idea her daughter was pregnant, but said she noticed that the little one started to struggle at school and became more introverted from October last year.

“The mother alleges that she, along with other family members, hadn’t noticed, taking into consideration the child’s small frame,”Police in Belo Horizonte, south-east Brazil said.

The girl said the ex-stepfather had threatened to kill her mother and brother if she attempted to make the abuse public.

The man has been charged with rape of a child and illegal possession of firearms.

Young Thug Rapper slammed with drug, weapon possession charges

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Young Thug is now being charged for drug and weapon possession after the police raided his home in Sandy Springs on July 15.

Young Thug

Atlanta rapper Young Thug is now facing drug and weapon charges after his home was raided yesterday afternoon (July 15).

Young ThugYoung Thug

The story which started with the arrest of the Rich Gang rapper on Wednesday morning (July 15) for making terrorist threats at a security guard has snowballed into a bigger criminal case.

Young Thug is now being charged for drug and weapon possession after the police raided his home in Sandy Springs.  The rapper is currently at Dekalb County Jail.  Earlier today, Young Thug was indicted in a conspiracy to kill Lil Wayne.

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Young Thug’s mentor Birdman was also fingered in the indictment.

Here is a timeline of Young Thug’s run-ins with the law within the last 48 hours.

7/15 6am: Thug arrested without incident from his house in Sandy Springs, GA for making terrorists threats to a mall security guard.

 7/15 1:30pm: ATF and Sandy Springs police raid Thug’s house.

7/15 9:00pm: Thug named in the Lil Wayne conspiracy indictment.

7/16 10am: Thug reportedly charged with drug and weapons charges.

Buhari ‘President will defeat Boko Haram,’ Babangida says

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Babangida also condemned the recent atrocities committed by the sect saying that they do not reflect the teachings of the Islamic faith.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Ibrahim BabangidaFormer Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida

Former Head of State, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has expressed confidence in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to defeat Boko Haram.

Babangida also condemned the recent atrocities committed by the sect saying that they do not reflect the teachings of the Islamic faith.

The former military ruler made the comments in a statement released on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

“I have implicit confidence in my mind that President Muhammadu Buhari will put the final nail on the coffin of Boko Haram so that Nigeria can truly assume her greatness in the comity of nations,” Babangida said.

On the sect, he said:

“…the incessant killings and bloodletting by members of the Boko Haram leave a sour taste in my mouth. For want of no discernible ideology, they have continued to portray Islam in very bad light, making members of other religions to perceive us with scorn.”

“Islam, which I was born into, some 74 years ago, is a very peaceful religion that preaches brotherliness and togetherness. It is a religion that encourages love, affection and respect for our neighbours and mankind. It is one religion that has an abiding influence on its adherents to cooperate with one another and promote peace in their respective communities. May God touch the hearts of these insurgents so that the untoward act of bloodletting will permanently cease.”

Babangida also urged the media to focus on the military victories scored against Boko Haram instead of the atrocities committed by the sect.

MAMA 2015 Davido, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, more stars arrive South Africa for awards

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Davido, Patoranking, and Yemi Alade are the latest stars to make the trip to South Africa for the event.

D’Banj

Harrysong

Yemi Alade

Patoranking

Praiz

Davido

Nigerian celebrities have stormed South Africa ahead of the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards.

Davido, Patoranking, and Yemi Alade are the latest stars to make the trip to South Africa for the event. Earlier D’banj, Sean Tizzle, Banky W, Harrysong and many more had touched down at the Rainbow Nation. See photos of arrivals in the gallery above.

“Blackish” star Anthony Anderson is confirmed as host of the night, with nominees from around the continent expected to attend the show. They include Anselmo Ralph, DJ Arafat, Chameleone, Dreamteam, HHP, Riky Rick, Samini, OC Ukeje, Bebe Cool, Mpumi, Jovi, Uhuru and Vanessa Mdee.

A stellar lineup of performances have been lined up for the night. They include Psquare, Flavour, Seyi Shay,2face Idibia, AKA, Big Nuz, Black Motion, Bucie, Cassper Nyovest, Da LES, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, DJ Fisherman, DJ Tira, Jhené Aiko, NaakMusiQ, Ne-Yo, Toofan, Wizkid, Yemi Alade andYoung Thug.

The MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 holds on Saturday, July 18 and will be broadcast live across Africa on MTV Base (DStv channel 322), MTV (DStv channel 130) and BET (DStv channel 129) same at 9:00PM.

The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms including BET International from July 18.

Rita Dominic Did Nollywood star lie about her age?

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There are now reports that the ‘The Meeting’ star wasn’t truthful about her age.

Rita Dominic

A source (unconfirmed) who was a primary school mate of Rita Dominic has revealed that she is 43 and not 40 as she claims. (Kelechi Amadi Obi /The Audrey Silva Company)

On July 12, 2015, Rita Dominic was a year older. According to the Nollywood star she hit the grand old age of 40, and celebrated with a low key dinner abroad.

There are now reports that the ‘The Meeting‘ star wasn’t truthful about her age. A source (unconfirmed) who was a primary school mate of Rita Dominic has revealed that she is 43 and not 40 as she claims.

Rita DominicplayA Kelechi Amadi photo of Rita Dominic released on her birthday (Kelechi Amadi Obi /The Audrey Silva Company)

Chika ( last name withheld), was class mates with Rita Dominic Santa Maria Primary school in Aba.

But Rita you are 43 not 40. We all grew up at Aba and we were in d same class in Santa Maria Primary school, Aba. This should have been celebrated 3yrs ago not this year my dear Rita” said Chika.

Rita DominicplayRita Dominic’s beautiful birthday mono strap dress (lindaikejisblog)

At her birthday dinner, the actress wore Rita rocked a lovely, mono strap jumpsuit in blue and black.

Her outfit was made even more remarkable for the unusual cut to it.

Rita Dominic and a friendplayRita Dominic and a friend at her birthday dinner (lindaikejisblog)

Rita Dominic appeared in her first movie ‘A Time To Kill‘ in 1998.

GMB’s Revenge? Ex-Army chiefs to be investigated over Buhari’s ‘missing’ certificate — Reports

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Some former Service Chiefs will be investigated over the alleged misplacement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Secondary School Certificate from military records, according to reports.

  Muhammadu Buhari's WASSCE certificateGen Muhammadu Buhari

Some former Service Chiefs will be investigated over the alleged misplacement ofPresident Muhammadu Buhari’s Secondary School Certificate from military records, according to reports.

Sources quoted in online reports suggest that some of the service chiefs, who were among the top military officers recently retired, will be investigated over the row certificate saga which threatened president Buhari’s political ambition before the 2015 Presidential polls.

A military source quoted in the reports said some retired military officers are behind the push for the probe.

Security reports quoted indicate that some of the Service Chiefs to be investigated were ‘reckless’ while in office.

“Some respected but retired military officers are demanding a probe of the circumstances behind the certificate saga because it created a division in the military,” the source said.

“The former service chiefs are also going to be probed for allegedly mismanaging of funds for operations.”

He said the argument is that Buhari’s ‘missing’ credential case is an anomaly since the “credentials of every military officer are always in their files.”

“There is a fresh lead that the President’s file might have suffered some mutilation or misplacement.”

The source added that it is believed that political factors might have been the cause of the certificates’ disappearance from Buhari’s file

“While some claimed that the certificate had been misplaced since the 1980s, others alleged mutilation as a result of some political factors.”

It will be recalled that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and several pro-PDP groups had used the missing certificate issue against Buhari’s candidacy.

Even after the polls, some bodies call for the annulment of the president’s mandate, though official documents obtained byPremium Times from Cambridge University and the Government College, formerly known as Provincial Secondary School, Katsina, showed that Buhari did attend the school and sat for the examination in 1961.

Ebuka Media personality declares ripped body ‘Cynthia’s property’

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The media personality yesterday, July 15 shared a thirst trap on his Instagram. The Rubbin Minds’ presenter showed off his huge tattooed biceps.

Not wanting to take the thirst trap too far he declared that his body belongs to his fiancée, Cynthia Obianodo.  “#CynthiasProperty #Thankful ” wrote Ebuka. Instagram.

Ladies if you are drooling over Ebuka‘s ripped physique please don’t. He is now taken property.

The media personality yesterday, July 15 shared a thirst trap on his Instagram. The Rubbin Minds’ presenter showed off his huge tattooed biceps.

 playEbuka and Cynthia have been dating for four years (Instagram )

Not wanting to take the thirst trap too far he declared that his body belongs to his fiancée, Cynthia Obianodo.  “#CynthiasProperty #Thankful ” wrote Ebuka.

 playEbuka sweating it out in the gym (Instagram)

On June 12, the couple had an engagement dinner. The guests were Banky W., Lamide Adedeji, Tunde Demuren amongst others. The dinner took place at Le Veranda Italian Cuisine.