Akon is going to have to pay up if he wants to avoid any further issues.

According to a report from TMZ, the singer has been ordered to pay nearly $165,000 to a company that leased him space for his Aliaune Milano fashion line on the 66th floor of the Empire State Building. The leasing company, GTFM, says Akon agreed in July 2012 to pay $25,000 a month but stopped three years later. GTFM claims Akon’s company financially left in January 2016, leaving almost seven months of rent to be paid. The company sued the singer but he never responded to the lawsuit, so a judge issued…

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Congolese gospel singers take over rumba baton

Congolese gospel singers take over rumba baton Congolese gospel musician J.B. Buse, a former Zaiko Langa Langa singer. Buse is now based in Canada. Photo/COURTESY   The Democratic Republic of Congo, the country often referred to as the mecca of African music, is reverberating with a new kind of sound. It is the recent rise and rise of what is generally referred to as gospel rumba. Its beat is familiar, yet its message is radically different. Some of the leading exponents of the new gospel rumba include top musicians who…

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Saturday Night Live sketch sees Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa hilariously struggle through ‘Black Jeopardy’

Wakanda’s isolationism hasn’t made the Black Panther the best contestant for the game show. Saturday Night Live‘s recurring segment “Black Jeopardy” made a return with one especially esteemed guest: King of Wakanda, T’Challa himself – as played by host Chadwick Boseman, of course. T’Challa may have taken on the powerful helm of Black Panther, but it seems like Wakanda’s isolationism has left him a little out of line with modern black culture, seeing the royal struggle through several of the game show’s categories. When Keenan Thompson’s host asked of T’Challa: “The…

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Top 4 African tech trends to look out for

A decade ago, mobile phones propelled the beginnings of Africa’s tech wave through the arrival of mobile money – today, the mobile revolution has applications across every sphere of modern life in the region. With a young population of early-adopters and an improving infrastructure from telecommunications to payments, investment in Africa in 2018 is likely to eclipse record-breaking growth, and be driven by more post-seed capital…

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