Award-winning singer Rihanna who is due to appear at a high-level summit in Senegal tomorrow but a group of thirty different religious associations has declared her persona non grata.
Rihanna is billed to visit Senegal with French president Emmanuel Macron as part of a charity that provides funding for girls’ education. But the group known as ‘No To Freemasonry And Homosexuality’ is protesting her visit claiming that she’s a member of the ‘Illuminati’.
Rihanna will be visiting the West African nation in her role as an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The organization aims to help fund the teaching of millions of children and young people in developing countries.
However, Senegal’s interior minister has been quoted as saying he will ensure the safety of all conference attendees.
Recall that Rihanna was performing a Nigerian dance as she performed a hit single ‘Wild thoughts’ she got featured in by DJ Khaled.
Rihanna was taught the Nigerian dance by talented Nigerian dancer, Stephen Ojo.
Stephen Ojo who thanked the superstar songstress for allowing him teach her the dance, wrote on Instagram;
God is Amazing! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💙💙@badgalriri@djkhaled@brysontiller.
RIRI THANK YOU FOR GIVING AFROBEATS/AFRICAN DANCE A CHANCE AND LETTING US TEACH YOU, GOD BLESS YOU. You, bryson, and Khaled are all some humble people 🤙🏾 God is good!
The 2018 Grammy Awards night was huge for Bruno Mars, who won three out of the four major categories (the fourth is best new artiste), for “24K Magic” and “That’s How I Like It.” But Jay-Z, who was up for eight awards, was shut out.
James Corden hosted the 60th Grammy Awards from Madison Square Garden in New York — the show’s first return to New York in 15 years. The Grammys included very emotional performances by Kesha and Logic, while Kendrick Lamar opened the show with a political set.
The star-studded lineup of performers also included Bruno Mars, Cardi B, SZA, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, U2, Sam Smith and more.
While the Grammys looked set to be a battle between Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z it turned out to be Bruno Mars’ night.
Bruno was nominated for six awards and took home six.
Jay Z was nominated for eight and, well, he didn’t win any.
The 60th Grammys was a celebration of music, but also a forum for the industry’s top voices to speak out on issues that included immigration policy, gun violence and abuse of power.
From Kendrick Lamar’s provocative opening number to Janelle Monáe’s powerful Time’s Up speech while introducing Kesha’s performance of “Praying,” and even a cameo from Hillary Clinton, here are some of the highlights from the ceremony.