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Shock As Diamond’s Real Father Revealed

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Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz knew who his real father is, his grandma Mwanaisha Mrisho has said.

Speaking to Tanzania news outlet Bona TV, Diamond’s grandmother said the singer knew his real dad. He also introduced the granny to his baby mamas.

The ‘Waah’ hitmaker has remained mum after critics called him out for not supporting his ‘dad’ Mzee Abdul, until last week when his mother Sandrah revealed his biological father.

In the interview, Mrisho, the mother of Salim Idi N’yange (Diamond’s real dad), said her son always told her he had an offspring somewhere, but the mother had ‘given’ him to another man.

She said she finally got to meet Diamond in 2002, when he paid a visit, and he was the exact copy of his father.

The granny said she lived with Diamond for two, three years, way before he became a global star.

She also revealed she had graced events in the singer’s life, specifically those that involved his children, mentioning the two in South Africa with Zari and Tanasha’s son.

“Mostly they are the children’s events, those in South Africa and the one in Kenya. He introduced me to the women he has given birth with and tells them, ‘This is my grandma, mother to my father,” but just in low tones, and we even take pictures,” she said.

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World Mourns Reggae icon Bunny Wailer

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Reggae maestro Bunny Wailer has passed away on Tuesday after battling an unknown illness.

The Jamaican Culture Ministry said Wailer had been hospitalized in Kingston since December. Bunny was aged 73. No cause of death has been given.

Wailer, who co-founded The Wailers with Bob Marley in the 1960s and helped make the catchy Jamaican beat a global phenomenon.

Wailer, who was born Neville Livingstone in the Nine Mile district, where Marley also came from, suffered a stroke in 2018 and another in July of last year.

He was the last surviving original member of the Wailers. Marley died of cancer in 1981, and Peter Tosh was murdered in 1987.

Wailer, who was a childhood friend of Marley, won three Grammys over the course of his career, and in 2017, he was awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit, one of the country’s highest honours.

“We remain grateful for the role that Bunny Wailer played in the development and popularity of Reggae music across the world,” Culture Minister Olivia Grange said in a statement.

“We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth,” Grange added.

Marley and Tosh acted as The Wailers’ primary singers and songwriters, but Wailer played a key role in providing harmonies and percussion to the trio’s songs, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

“The Wailers are responsible for the Wailers sound. Bob, Peter, and myself: We are totally responsible for the Wailers sound, and what the Wailers brought to the world, and left as a legacy,” Wailer told Afropop in 2016.

The band’s debut album on a major label, “Catch a Fire,” released in 1973, helped propel the group to international fame.

At one point, that record was ranked 126th on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums list. The band’s biggest hits include “Simmer Down” and “One Love.”

After leaving the band in 1974, Wailer went on to enjoy a prolific solo career as a writer, producer and singer of what is perhaps Jamaica’s best-known export.

He drew much praise for his album “Blackheart Man,” which included the song “Burning Down Sentence,” which drew on Wailer’s experience doing a one-year prison sentence for marijuana possession.

“The tracks that were done in ‘Blackheart Man’ were very symbolic and significant to this whole development of reggae music,” Wailer told Reggaeville in 2017.

“I really consider ‘Blackheart Man’ to be one of those albums that the universal reggae world should be focused on,” Wailer said.

Fans in his hometown of Kingston mourned Wailer’s death Tuesday.

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Father Ubald Rugirangoga’s Body Flown To Rwanda

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The remains of Father Ubald Rugirangoga have been flown back to Rwanda as family and friends prepare for burial.

The plane carrying the body of the priest touched ground at Kigali International Airport on Saturday night.

Rugirangoga  died at 65 on January 7th of complications from Covid-19. He was a Catholic priest well-known throughout Africa and often preached to congregations of more than 30,000 in Rwanda.

He died from Utah, United States where he was being treated.

According to Celestin Hakizimana, Bishop of Gikongoro Diocese and Apostolic Administrator of Cyangugu Diocese where Rugirangoga was serving, the deceased succumbed to respiratory complications.

Another Rwandan Priest Twagirumukiza Succumbs To Covid-19

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Admired Ghanaian Photographer Passes On

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Emmanuel Bobbie, popularly known as Bob Pixel, was a popular Ghanaian celebrity photographer. He is no more.

It is unknown when Bob Pixel passed or the cause of his death.

The news of his death has shocked fans and followers on social media, who have been admiring his handwork for a long time.

Bob Pixel was known for his legendary talent and was always applauded for capturing stunning images across Ghana.

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