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    FAB Event: Wole Soyinka @ 80

    FAB Event: Wole Soyinka @ 80

    April 17th, 2014

    Nigerian professor and playwright Wole Soyinka became the first African to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. Beyond his successful literary career, Soyinka is well known for his political activism. Soyinka has strongly criticised many Nigerian military dictators, especially late General Sanni Abacha, as well as other political tyran. ..Read More

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    FAB Event: Wole Soyinka @ 80

    FAB Event: Wole Soyinka @ 80

    Nigerian professor and playwright Wole Soyinka became the first African to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. Beyond his successful literary career, Soyinka is well known for his political activism. Soyinka has strongly criticised many Nigerian military dictators, especially late General Sanni Abacha, as well as other political tyran. ..Read More

    FAB News: Davido and Mafikizolo lead the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (See full nomination list)

    FAB News: Davido and Mafikizolo lead the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (See full nomination list)

    The MAMA nominations were revealed at The Sands in Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday by MTV Base's video jockeys, Nomuzi Mabena and Sizwe Dhlomo alongside Alex Okosi, Tim Horwood and other significant dignitaries. Leading other African artists with four top nominations is top Nigerian singer, Davido and Mafikizolo &Uhuru who earned f. ..Read More

    FAB News: SheiFunmi releases photo teasers for the #GetNaked 2014 campaign

    FAB News: SheiFunmi releases photo teasers for the #GetNaked 2014 campaign

    'Don't get naked unless you are protected' - #GetNaked campaign 2014 Following the announcement of Hiv/Aids awareness and prevention photo campaign: #GetNaked2014, founder of the  photo campaign SheiFunmi Nomia-Yusuf, has released the first photos of the movement. The photos were taken by celebrity photographer, Sunmisola Olorunnisola, who i. ..Read More

    FAB Thoughts: Sagacious Questions, Episode 12 By Dolapo Aina

    FAB Thoughts: Sagacious Questions, Episode 12 By Dolapo Aina

    Did you know that to be acceptable to God, you must meet His standards through and through? The Nigerian Presidency has about 11 presidential jets but a lot of political office holders still hire private jets to conduct their tasks. Why? The petroleum minister supposedly outlawed the sale of petrol into jerry cans. Does that mean that cars wi. ..Read More

    FAB Social: #TalentTuesday! South African Animator & Illustrator Katlego Kgabale

    FAB Social: #TalentTuesday! South African Animator & Illustrator Katlego Kgabale

    Our #TalentTuesday is none other than South African animator and illustrator, Katlego Kgabale. If you have seen any of her works then you already know that she is a bundle of talent and if you have not seen any of her works before we are here to have you convinced! The 24-year-old creative artist is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and curren. ..Read More

    FAB News: CNN unveils Gossy Ukanwoke, 'Nigeria's Mark Zukerberg'

    FAB News: CNN unveils Gossy Ukanwoke, 'Nigeria's Mark Zukerberg'

    25-year-old Gossy Ukanwoke is a young entrepreneur and founder of Beni American University (BAU). In late 2012, the young Nigerian at age 23, launched the first West African private online university. BAU allows students to access their classes at any time of the day with any internet-enabled device. Executive courses from the BAU curriculu. ..Read More

    FAB Book Review: 'Tenants of the House' by Wale Okediran

    FAB Book Review: 'Tenants of the House' by Wale Okediran

    Have you ever heard of the saying, Money rules the world? If you have, then you are a step further to understanding what this book is about.  'Tenants of the House' is a tale that unearths the putridity in the House known as the legislative arm of government. Sit back and relax as I take you into the world of Wale Okediran in 'Tenants of the House'. ..Read More

    FAB News: John Dumelo becomes the first Ghanaian to hit a million Likes on Facebook

    FAB News: John Dumelo becomes the first Ghanaian to hit a million Likes on Facebook

    Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo has joined the league of globally celebrated African personalities by being the first Ghanaian to hit a million Likes on the acclaimed social media network, Facebook. The Humanitarian who raised funds for charity through a massive car wash event in 2013 never ceased to touch the lives of his followers on Facebook by. ..Read More

    FAB News: South Africa to use flavoured condoms to tackle HIV

    FAB News: South Africa to use flavoured condoms to tackle HIV

    South Africa's government will commence distribution of coloured and flavoured condoms among students to put an end to "condom fatigue", the health minister has stated. This exercise may reduce the wide spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) According to reports, a survey showed that condom usage had fallen in South Africa and the dete. ..Read More

    FAB Thoughts: Sagacious Questions, Season 2 Episode 7!

    FAB Thoughts: Sagacious Questions, Season 2 Episode 7! "5,000 Invisible Jobs" By Dolapo Aina

    1. Did the NIS retrench or sack a huge number of workers in order to recruit about 5,000 workers? 2. Funds must have been allocated for this exercise. How much was budgeted? 3. Why was 1,000 Naira demanded by the NIS? Was it an administrative fee? 4. It is said that about 500,000 - 2million applicants paid for the forms. It is safe to say . ..Read More

    FAB Event: Stephanie Linus, Joke Silva, Waje and more at the Vlisco Women's Month 2014 Awards Night

    FAB Event: Stephanie Linus, Joke Silva, Waje and more at the Vlisco Women's Month 2014 Awards Night

    Vlisco Women’s Month celebrates inspiring women in West and Central Africa during the whole month of March. This year’s theme is DARE TO DREAM, a tribute to women who have the faith and courage to realise their dreams. Vlisco has nominated women with outstanding achievements in West and Central Africa. The winner of Vlisco Women’s Month . ..Read More

    FAB Social: #TalentTuesday Nigerian Born Artist Njideka Akunyili

    FAB Social: #TalentTuesday Nigerian Born Artist Njideka Akunyili

    Even though her family was certain that she would end up a doctor, Njideka Akunyili chose to pursue a career in art and we are forever grateful for the talented artist's choice. Born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria, Akunyili left for the U.S at 16 and her background gives way into her art and the stories they tell. A double major in art studio a. ..Read More

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    FAB Read: "Who Taught You To Hate Yourself?" By Samwel Ndadala

    I am angry at you. You incense me. Your ignorance makes me livid. I pity you for failing to love yourself. Is there a sadder spectacle? You have no pride. You are deeply damaged. You hate yourself. You are trying to be someone else, and failing at it. You try to hide it but it never fails to show. Your actions betray your words. You struggle to . ..Read More

    FAB Event: WIE Symposium Africa to launch its second edition in Nigeria

    FAB Event: WIE Symposium Africa to launch its second edition in Nigeria

    WIE (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise) has announced that their annual symposium will be venturing into Africa again following its successful launch in Cape Town last year. Her Excellency Toyin Saraki, Founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, fashion designer Folake Folarin-Coker Founder of Tiffany Amber, Mo Abudu CEO of Ebony Life TV,. ..Read More

    Editor's #BloggingSA14 Diary: Soweto Blues, Vilakazi Street and a Leap of Faith

    Editor's #BloggingSA14 Diary: Soweto Blues, Vilakazi Street and a Leap of Faith

    As I sit in what is possibly the most comfortable chair in the stylish and sustainable Hotel Verde in Cape Town, I am so tempted to sum up my South African experience and give you an overview of this amazing country, but this would mean cheating you on of the last six full days and all the innovative strides South Africa is taking towards an exciti. ..Read More

    FAB Artist for the Week: Nambia's diva - Lady May

    FAB Artist for the Week: Nambia's diva - Lady May

    Lady May was born as Martha Namundjebo, 20th December 1986. She is a Namibian singer that came into the limelight in 2004 with the release of her first album, Kamali which as her first award at the Sanlam-NBC Music Awards. Namundjebo is one of the most popular female singers in Namibia. Her music is also recognized beyond the shores of the N. ..Read More

    FAB Event: What happened to the Favourite Nigerian OAP Award at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2014?

    FAB Event: What happened to the Favourite Nigerian OAP Award at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2014?

    We had announced earlier that Nigeria made history earlier this month for being selected on the newly introduced award categories: 'Favourite Nigerian On-Air Personality' and 'Favourite South African Radio DJ' for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2014. The shortlisted OAPs for the award category were: Toolz of The Beat FM, Freeze of Cool F. ..Read More

    FAB Video: Cape Town Joins The Trend! Releases

    FAB Video: Cape Town Joins The Trend! Releases "Happy" Video Remake

    Yesterday we brought you 3 video remakes from African countries of American hip-hop artist and producer, Pharell William's massive hit single "Happy". Joining the growing list is Cape Town, populous city in South Africa. The video, directed by Shamiel Soni & Tannan Woods and produced by Nicki Priem, follows the trend of all remakes of "Happy. ..Read More

    FAB Video: 3 More 'Happy' Remakes To Watch From Cameroon, Abidjan & Dakar!

    FAB Video: 3 More 'Happy' Remakes To Watch From Cameroon, Abidjan & Dakar!

    It seems there is an unofficial "Happy" remake series going on. Few weeks ago we brought you the video remake of a catchy and positive single by American hip-hop artist, Pharell Williams. The first video remake was from Cotonou, an African country, and it featured several people dancing, singing, clapping and generally looking happy while the origi. ..Read More

    FAB Thoughts: Sagacious Questions, Season 2 Episode 9 By Dolapo Aina

    FAB Thoughts: Sagacious Questions, Season 2 Episode 9 By Dolapo Aina

    Be truthful; has Jesus Christ ever failed or disappointed anyone? How would Nigerians get involved with their representatives at the National Assembly when majority of them aren’t even on Facebook and Twitter? David Cameron flies commercial flights but Nigerian governors and politicians fly private jets. How prudent? What is the end result o. ..Read More

    FAB Social: #TalentTuesday! Hikaru Cho’s Amazing Body Paintings

    FAB Social: #TalentTuesday! Hikaru Cho’s Amazing Body Paintings

    These paintings are going to blow your mind! These amazing works of art have to be inspected closely to be believed! Tokyo based artist, meticulously hand paints surrealist images onto human body parts, creating images that will know doubt make you look twice after seeing them. Whether it be a man holding up his own skin to reveal a ribcage, . ..Read More

    FAB Video: Chimamanda Adichie And Zadie Smith Talk Literature, Race, Gender, Fashion, Love, And Life

    FAB Video: Chimamanda Adichie And Zadie Smith Talk Literature, Race, Gender, Fashion, Love, And Life

    Don't you just love it when two powerful people come together to rub minds? It is always an interesting conversation to listen to. Two of the most intelligent, incisive, poised, and funny women in literature — Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — sat down for about an hour to talk about a whole lot of things. 38 year old black British wr. ..Read More

    FAB Book Review: 'Every Day Is For The Thief' By Teju Cole

    FAB Book Review: 'Every Day Is For The Thief' By Teju Cole

    Another Friday another book to review. For all lovers of Chimamanda Adichie, you know it was only a matter of time before I picked up a Teju Cole book and so this week I will be reviewing 'Every Day Is For The Thief'. I haven't read any novel by Teju Cole so I wasn't exactly eager to pick this up but it was a recommended book for review and that it. ..Read More

    FAB Travel: Take a trip to see the Ethipothala Waterfall

    FAB Travel: Take a trip to see the Ethipothala Waterfall

    The waterfall is a combination of three streams namely Chandra Vanka Vagu, Nakkala Vagu and Tummala Vagu. It is situated about 11 kilometres from Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in India. This Waterfalls is among India's rising tourist attractions in Andhra Pradesh,. It was not a very famous region up until recently. Now the tourist site is frequently visi. ..Read More

    FAB Event: St. John’s Forum, The Debate! Wole Soyinka, Odein Ajumogobia, Ike Ekweremadu & Abdu Raufu Mustapha's Public Service Debate

    FAB Event: St. John’s Forum, The Debate! Wole Soyinka, Odein Ajumogobia, Ike Ekweremadu & Abdu Raufu Mustapha's Public Service Debate

    What better way to join heads together to think on the way forward for Nigeria as a nation that with a great debate? St. John’s Forum, a group of public-spirited Nigerians with deep interest in promoting the common good, good governance, national development, peace and stability, has announced the inaugural edition of its Public Service Debates.. ..Read More

    FAB Report: Stress Makes Women Nicer And Men Meaner

    FAB Report: Stress Makes Women Nicer And Men Meaner

    Nobody can escape stress in day-to-day activities from work, family, relationships and more. But the ways in which each individual handles a stressful situation is different and now a new study shows that women tend to handle stressful situations better - another reason why women should get more credit! A University of Vienna neuroscience lab fo. ..Read More

    FAB Social: 21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

    FAB Social: 21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

    It has been hard to trace the origin of this research but it has been widely circulated on Tumblr getting over 150,000 reblogs in 2 weeks. The research caught our attention and we have traced it back to a Thought Catalog By Simone Policano. Basically what the research does is to ask 21 different people from different age groups what they would. ..Read More

    FAB Social: #TalentTuesday

    FAB Social: #TalentTuesday "Black History March" Photography By Anthony Bila

    South African artist, photographer, videographer and blogger Anthony Bila is our FAB choice for today's #TalentTuesday focus with particular attention on his "Black History March" photography project. With a mission of bringing Africa to the world & the world to Africa, Anthony Bila calls himself The Expressionist and we agree. His "Black Hi. ..Read More

    FAB Thoughts: Sagacious Questions Season 2 Episode 8 By Dolapo Aina

    FAB Thoughts: Sagacious Questions Season 2 Episode 8 By Dolapo Aina

    If God says Holiness is attainable, why do people still believe it isn’t possible to live a Holy life? 64 million Nigerians have one form of mental illness or the other because all the indices that would make someone insane are on the increase. Is Nigeria in a mental state? Suspended the prince/czar for a future sack. But; wouldn’t it be good. ..Read More

    FAB Fashion Spotlight: Introducing Maria Khan Jewellery

    FAB Fashion Spotlight: Introducing Maria Khan Jewellery

    For women who like their jewellery with global influences, Pakistan born, Hong Kong based jewellery designer, Maria Khan is a name to get to know. Trained at the London College of Fashion UK, she started her prêt line in Pakistan which was a huge success before moving to Hong Kong with family. As unique and global as herself, her designs have al. ..Read More

    FAB Diary: The Life & Times Of Fabo, Episode 3

    FAB Diary: The Life & Times Of Fabo, Episode 3

    It is yet another Monday! People like us that don’t get to have weekends suffer more on Mondays. All these white-collar people will enter the bus and be having mood swing like as if I am the one that said that their weekend should be short and they should hate their jobs. That’s why me I don’t like Monday – because people will enter the bus now . ..Read More

    FAB Book Review: 'Purple Hibiscus' By Chimamanda Adichie

    FAB Book Review: 'Purple Hibiscus' By Chimamanda Adichie

    It has been a busy busy week but through it all the Friday Book Review must come forth and today I will be taking a look at one of the first books to open new age authors up to a larger platform. 'Purple Hibiscus', Chimamanda Adichie's first novel was a good pace setting novel for the greatness she was destined to achieve and hard as it may seem to. ..Read More

    FAB Art: Moondust, Artist Sara Golish's Ode to Afrofuturism and Natural Hair

    FAB Art: Moondust, Artist Sara Golish's Ode to Afrofuturism and Natural Hair

    We love this project titled "Moondust" – artist Sara Golish's ode to Afrofuturism and natural hair and cannot believe we have not discovered her work before. An emerging visual artist born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, from an early age Sara knew she wanted to become and artist. After excelling in the Windsor Center for the Creative Arts duri. ..Read More

    FAB Relationships: 23 Nigerian Songs Of ALL Time You Have To Play On Your Wedding Day

    FAB Relationships: 23 Nigerian Songs Of ALL Time You Have To Play On Your Wedding Day

    Today is Friday and you know what that means right? Tomorrow is an official Wedding day and #Turnup day for all those who will be going to several weddings across the country. Luckily one thing we all have in common is our love for Nigerian songs during weddings. There is just something about the DJ switching to old school love songs during . ..Read More

    FAB Video: MIT stumbled on 15-year-old scouring trash bins for parts. What he's built will leave you astounded

    FAB Video: MIT stumbled on 15-year-old scouring trash bins for parts. What he's built will leave you astounded

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology discovered Kelvin Doe living in sheer poverty yet the IT genius was able to invent lots of amazing things. 15-year-old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Ke. ..Read More

    FAB Event: Obi Ezekwesili, Waje, Princess Funmi Tejuosho celebrate womanhood at The 100 Unsung Heroines Project launch

    FAB Event: Obi Ezekwesili, Waje, Princess Funmi Tejuosho celebrate womanhood at The 100 Unsung Heroines Project launch

    Unsung Heroine project is devoted to the celebration and appreciation of the success of women in our society which was launched on 7 March, 2014 at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island. The project's sole aim is to provide the opportunity for women in the society who have continually been ignored and neglected to gain recognition for their achieve. ..Read More

    FAB Event: See Alex Ekubo, Yemi Alade, Tosyn Bucknor at Ebony Life TV's 'New Horizon' and 'Married To The game' premiere

    FAB Event: See Alex Ekubo, Yemi Alade, Tosyn Bucknor at Ebony Life TV's 'New Horizon' and 'Married To The game' premiere

    Top rated television network, EbonyLife TV hosted a Media and VIP cocktail event at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos. The exclusive event premiered two new productions: New Horizon and Married to the game. New Horizon is a powerfully emotional and throbbing flick that sets African women in the spotlight. It showcases the plight of women. ..Read More

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    FAB News: "I, Too, Am Harvard" Black students in Harvard University participate in a photo campaign

    Black Students at the Ivy League university are presenting a picture of their experiences/encounter in the school with a play and a photo campaign called “I, Too, Am Harvard,” a sought of affirmation to the famous Langston Hughes poem, "I, Too". "Our voices often go unheard on this campus, our experiences are devalued, our presence is questi. ..Read More

    FAB Event: Stephanie Linus Inspires Young Students At ‘We Are The Future Of Our Nation’ 2014

    FAB Event: Stephanie Linus Inspires Young Students At ‘We Are The Future Of Our Nation’ 2014

    Passionate as she is about young people and inspiring them with the knowledge they need to have a positive impact on their society, Nollywood actress Stephanie Linus was a role model and panelist at a recent event organized for Secondary School Students in Nigeria. The event called WATFON ‘We Are The Future Of Our Nation’ is a yearly inspiration. ..Read More

    FAB Social: Tuesdays And Fridays Are The Most Active Tweeting Days! Find Out More On How Africa Tweets

    FAB Social: Tuesdays And Fridays Are The Most Active Tweeting Days! Find Out More On How Africa Tweets

    Africa is an active part of the social media world, this we know. What we don't know is just how often or how much Africa tweets. Luckily Communications agency Portland has looked at tweets from Africa to determine what languages are used the most and what issues drive the conversation as well as the way countries tweet per day. Portland analyse. ..Read More

    FAB Social: #TalentTuesday Nigerian Artist, Joseph Eze

    FAB Social: #TalentTuesday Nigerian Artist, Joseph Eze

    Nigerian artist Joseph Eze’s series of portraitures engages the subject of the female body. His portrait series deal with the intersection between Nigeria’s politics and the female body. He had his first solo show, Inside of Me in 2002 at Castledown Art Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos and another group show, With a Human Face at Lagos Bu. ..Read More

    FAB Thoughts: Sagacious Questions Season 2 Episode 7 By Dolapo Aina

    FAB Thoughts: Sagacious Questions Season 2 Episode 7 By Dolapo Aina

    If men are the ones to tell you what to preach and what not to preach, do you realise that you are already in their trap? Just when GEJ declared Boko Haram was being defeated, they struck. Just when government officials declared there wasn’t going to be petrol scarcity, the scarcity reared its ugly head. What is happening to government’s stateme. ..Read More

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    FAB Video: "I'm so grateful she exists" Watch Chimamanda Adichie on loving Lupita

    Lupita's 7th annual Essence Awards speech will forever melt the hearts of every listener. She applauded 'Black beauty' stating that "There is no shame in black beauty...beauty is not a thing that I could acquire or consume it is something that I just have to be" Lupita explained as she read a note to from a fan who was about to bleach her skin.. ..Read More

    FAB Event: Inspirational YOU Fashion Masterclass Helps Lewisham Homes Residents to Get Ahead in Fashion

    FAB Event: Inspirational YOU Fashion Masterclass Helps Lewisham Homes Residents to Get Ahead in Fashion

    As an industry that looks all glitz and glam on the outside, fashion attracts much attention for those who fancy a career in bright lights or merely a career change away from their 9 to 5 cubicles. This is why potential Lewisham Homes fashionistas were given the inside track on getting ahead in the fashion industry at a masterclass organised by. ..Read More

    FAB Cover: Ethiopian American Singer Kelela For Crack Magazine Issue 38

    FAB Cover: Ethiopian American Singer Kelela For Crack Magazine Issue 38

    With a new single released this week and now a magazine cover, the new blood is having quite an entry into March 2014. Ethiopian-American singer Kelela lands her very first ever magazine cover for the latest issue no 38 of CRACK Magazine which you can read online Here. Crack Magazine is a national arts and music magazine based in Bristol, distri. ..Read More

    FAB Gist: And The Third Most Masturbated To Pornstar In Nigeria Is...Afro Candy!

    FAB Gist: And The Third Most Masturbated To Pornstar In Nigeria Is...Afro Candy!

    Yes, you read the heading quite right. Soft sell pornstar, Afro-candy has been revealed as the third most searched pornstar in Nigeria on sex(dot)com. The website has a sex search feature that makes it possible to see what the world is watching and in Nigeria, after Milena Velba and Lisa Ann (both American), the next demanded and wanted is Nigeria'. ..Read More

    FAB Event: Funke Akindele, Desmond Elliot, Rita Dominic and others emerge as top winners at the AMVCAs 2014

    FAB Event: Funke Akindele, Desmond Elliot, Rita Dominic and others emerge as top winners at the AMVCAs 2014

    A host of urbanely dressed celebrities were in attendance for the long-awaited event of the year, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards which took place at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island on Saturday, 8th March 2014. The award ceremony supported by Amstel Malta inter mixed the big wigs from the Nollywood and Ghollywood scen. ..Read More

    FAB Diary: The Life & Times Of Fabo, Episode 2

    FAB Diary: The Life & Times Of Fabo, Episode 2

    Another Monday and it’s another week of hustle. The hustle never stops in Lagos because we must make this money. This morning when I woke up and didn’t want to get up from bed, cursing the always dreaded Monday and its inevitable arrival, I had to take a moment to be thankful. I could hear Iya Rasheed and her son at it again at 4:30am. Which kain l. ..Read More

    FAB Book Review: Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    FAB Book Review: Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Chimamanda Adichie has been very news-worthy lately and as we countdown the days till we can watch 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' on the big screens we take a look back at one of the best books released last year. The Nigerian author released 'Americanh' last year and regardless of the bulk and price people jumped at getting the book. Yours truly was one o. ..Read More

    FAB Exclusive: Al Jazeera's Femi Oke Takes Us Through Over 30 Years Of Journalism

    FAB Exclusive: Al Jazeera's Femi Oke Takes Us Through Over 30 Years Of Journalism

    British-Nigerian Femi Oke is one journalist that you have undoubtedly heard about. The current Al Jazeera's social media show "The Stream" host is someone who has started her journalism career since she was 14 years old and has worked her way through top-notch media houses like CNN, BBC, SKY and now Al Jazeera. Walking in for the interview with . ..Read More

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