The English actor, “Idris Elba” has tested Positive of Covid-19 and he urged people to be vigilant about handwashing and social distancing.
Mr. Elba, 47, is best known for his roles in the HBO series “The Wire” and as the title character in the BBC police drama series “Luther.” Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba said on Monday that he had tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. He shared the news with fans in a video that he posted on Twitter.
This announcement came few days after the actor Tom Hanks said that he and his wife, the actress Rita Wilson, had tested positive for the coronavirus, putting a famous face and name to an outbreak that was spreading around the globe.
He said: “This morning I tested positive for Covid 19,” Mr. Elba wrote in a post that accompanied the video, referring to the disease caused by the coronavirus. “I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus.”
According to him, he was tested because he was exposed to someone who had also tested positive. He said he learned about that person’s positive test result on Friday. He quarantined himself and got a test immediately.
“This is serious,” he said in the video, urging people to be vigilant about handwashing and social distancing.
Idris Elba @idriselba
“This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic.”
In the video, Mr. Elba lamented that “we live in a divided world right now, we can all feel it.”
Mr. Elba said his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, who appeared in the video with him, had not been tested. But, he added, “she’s doing OK.”
“We’ve told our families, they’re very supportive,” he said. “We’ve told our colleagues. Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now. If you’re feeling ill or you feel like you should be tested or you’ve been exposed, then do something about it. It’s really important.”
“But now’s the time for solidarity,” he said. “Now’s the time for thinking about each other. There’s so many people whose lives have been affected.”
The Final Stage of Voice Nigeria musical contest Reality TV Show
By Gistflash News
July 20, 2021
The Voice Nigeria musical contest, a TV reality show, has entered its final stage with the top six talents seeking viewers and fans’ votes to win the contest.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Naomi Mac, Esther, Dapo, Kitah, Kpee and Eazzie scaled through to the semi-final stage out of the 25 talents who started the contest.
The coaches in the musical contest include popular artistes Falz, Yemi Alade, Waje and Dare.
Dapo and Naomi Mac in Team Falz, Kitay in Team Yemi-Alade, Esther and Kpee in Team Dare and Eazzie in Waje Team scaled through to the next stage by numerous votes from their fans.
The six talents will slug it out among themselves to determine who will scale through to the next stage that will lead to the final.
Nancy Isime, the show’s host, said that all the six talents were in need of the viewers’ votes to increase their chances of climbing to the final stage.
The 17th edition of the reality show saw two talents: Nuel Ayo and Anu, exit the stage, leaving six talents to perform in the next episode.
Each talent needs more votes from their fans to enable them reach the next stage of performance as the contest gets tougher toward the final stage.
Mrs Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, First Bank Nigeria Ltd, the lead sponsor, said in a statement that, ”The Voice Nigeria 3” was a reality TV show designed to discover and promote talented singers in the country.
According to her, it is to actualise their dreams of becoming international stars which aligns with FirstBank’s commitment to providing a platform for nurturing and showcasing talents and driving social cohesion.
Ani-Mumuney added that the support was a demonstration of FirstBank’s commitment to contributing to the projected revenue of $86 million by 2021 from Nigeria’s music industry.
She said it was aimed at promoting a diversified economy in line with the Federal Government diversification policy.
NAN reports that FirstBank made its unique USSD 894 platform a verifiable avenue for the audience to vote in their favorites team to star prize.
Wizkid and Tems “Essence” hits Billboard Hot 100, debuts at No. 82
By Gistflash News
July 14, 2021
‘Essence’ by Nigerian Ayodeji Balogun a k.a Wizkid featuring fast raising singer Temilade Openiyi a.k.a Tems, has topped the Billboard Hot 100, debut as no. 82, thereby marking a major win for the singers.
Billboard is an American magazine and website that produces news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style related to the music industry.
It is known for its music charts, including the Hot 100, Billboard 200 and Global 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres.
It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.
The Billboard made the announcement and verification on their official Billboard Charts Instagram page @billboard, where they said “Essence” debuted at No. 82 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list”.
According to the post, it also verify that this is Tem’s first chart appearance.
“@wizkidayo’s “Essence,” featuring @temsbaby, debuts at No. 82 on this week’s #Hot100. It earns Tems her first career entry on the chart,” Billboard said.
Wizkid’s third chart entry followed the success of “ One Dance” which peaked at No. 1 in 2016. NAN
What a dramatic fight at Ghanaian bar ‘over a seat’ (video)
fight reportedly broke out at a Ghanaian bar known as Bloom Bar and located in the heart of Accra over the weekend.
A man reportedly locked horns with a woman identified as Yaa Asantewa on social media over a seat at the cocktail bar.
Eyewitnesses said the man had left his seat to meet someone outside the venue. When he got back, the lady had already taken his seat.
It was gathered that after he asked the woman to vacate the seat, it led to exchange of words which degenerated into a fight at the bar. Eyewitnesses said the lady’s boyfriend intervened in the fight and took it to another level.
It took the intervention of bouncers to break up the two men and escort them out of the premises. Some bystanders got hurt while others fled the venue without paying for their drinks.
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