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Musician OJ Blaq dies at 40

Ghanaian musician and actor, Andy Nii Akrashie, popularly known as OJ Blaq has passed on at the age of 40.

Barbie film hits $1bn mark at global box office

The Barbie film has hit the billion-dollar mark just 17 days after it was released, according to distributor Warner Bros.

The movie will finish the weekend with $1.03bn (£808m) in ticket sales at the global box office, it said in a statement on Sunday.

It means Greta Gerwig has become the first woman to reach the milestone as a solo director.

Warner Bros described it as a "watershed moment".

Jeff Goldstein, president of domestic distribution in the US, said: "No-one but Greta Gerwig could have brought this cross-generational icon and her world to life in such a funny, emotional and entertaining story... literally turning the entire world pink."

He said that long lines in cinemas and repeat viewings "prove that movies are back" after the cinema industry suffered due to pandemic lockdowns and competition from streamers.

Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy, co-chairs and bosses of Warner Bros Motion Picture Group, described audiences as "embracing the Barbie movie in a profound way".

The pink-hued film has received praise from critics and inspired scores of selfies at doll boxes installed in cinemas across the UK too.

Nigerian skit maker incurs wrath of police over costume

For the third time in three years, Nigerian comedian and skit maker Abdulgafar Oluwatoyin, best known as Cute Abiola, has incurred the wrath of a Nigerian law enforcement agency as he stands the risk of being arrested over skit costume.

8th EMY Africa Awards nominations announced

The organisers of the annual EMY Africa Awards have announced the nominations for the competitive categories (public voting categories) for the 8th edition of the prestigious awards event set to be hosted on Saturday, 14th October 2023 in Accra, Ghana. It’s strictly a black-tie event.