Singer Shakira, Footballer Pique Announce Separation
Popular Colombian superstar, Shakira, and Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique, announced on Saturday they were calling off their relationship of more than a decade.
The 45-year-old Hips Don’t Lie crooner Shakira is one of the biggest names in the global music industry and has sold more than 60 million albums.
Spanish football hero Pique, 35, won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship, and is a three-time Champions League winner with Barcelona.
The couple Shakira and Pique share two sons and had been living together for years on the outskirts of Barcelona.
“We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, who are our utmost priority, we request respect for (our) privacy,” they said in a statement.
With her mix of Latin and Arabic rhythms and rock influence, three-time Grammy-winner Shakira is one of the biggest stars from Latin America, scoring major global hits with songs such as “Hips don’t Lie” and “Whenever, Wherever”.
In 2020, she performed with Jennifer Lopez at the halftime show of the NFL’s Super Bowl championship final in Miami, typically one of the most-watched half-hours in US television.
The couple announced their separation just over a week after Spanish court documents inched Shakira closer to standing trial in Spain for tax fraud after a Barcelona court dismissed an appeal from the singer.
Spanish prosecutors accuse her of defrauding the Spanish tax office out of 14.5 million euros ($15.5 million) on income earned between 2012 and 2014.
They say she moved to Spain in 2011 when her relationship with Pique became public but maintained official tax residency in the Bahamas until 2015.
Her defence lawyers say she moved to Spain full time only in 2015 and insist that her “conduct on tax matters has always been impeccable in all the countries she had to pay taxes”.
In an interview with AFP in 2019, Shakira said temporarily losing her voice two years earlier had been “the darkest moment of her life” and affected her “deeply”.
She later recovered her voice naturally, without needing to undergo surgery as recommended by doctors and subsequently carried out a world tour in 2018.
Praises Pour In For Davido’s Show In New York
Popular Nigerian Singer, Davido, kicked off his ‘We rise by lifting others’ tour in New York City and his fans have been full of praises for him.
The tour stops include New York, Toronto, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.
A fan, Louis OBO hailed, “Davido be giving the other guy don’t try this at home vibes
his crowd control and management”
Another fan, Rozapepper focused on one of the songs performed during the show, saying, “Davido performing LALA ft. CKay at this headlined sold-out festival in New York City is the most elated you have ever seen this year. The drummer deserves a raise.
Anonymous Justin, reacting to a clip from the show, said, “Davido said ‘Be chill’. The crowd said ‘Na man leave this part to us’. 001 we got you everywhere!!!”
BBNaija Boma Opens Up On Romantic Affair With Tega (Video)
Former Big Brother Naija Housemate, Boma Akpore has finally opened up on his relationship with co-reality star, Tega Dominic which generated a lot of controversy on social media.
Recall that Tega Dominic was introduced at the Big Brother’s house as a married lady with a child and people got the impression that she would be a no-go area for her male colleagues.
However, while in the house, Boma and Tega were caught in several suspicious moments which triggered numerous black lashes with people accusing them of defiling Tega’s marriage.
Speaking on this, Boma in the previous episode of the Big Brother Naija Reunion show revealed that he was aware that Tega’s marriage crashed a long time ago while in the house and to him he was dealing with a single woman.
Recall that Tega took to social media a few months after the BBNaija Season 6 show ended to reveal that her marriage ended since 2020 which left many surprised given that she and her estranged husband had put forward a show of being married leading many to hit at her over her actions in the house.
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‘Must We Portray Sexiness In A Vulgar Manner’
Big Brother Naija alumni, TBoss, has recounted the different trends displayed by women saying she’s fed up with the trend of portraying sexiness in such a vulgar manner.
TBoss stated this via a post on her Instagram story on Wednesday where she narrated the most recent trends saying the latest of them which involves groping of the boobs is getting out of hand.
“It used to be females twisting their heads so hard to show their faces yet include their butts in photos. I tried it, I almost rearranged my organs so I gave up…
“Then came the tongues sticking out, looking like a generation of serpentine spirits…
“Now it’s the boob grope. The amount of self-fondling and boob groping is legit getting outta hand.
“Must we portray sexiness in such a vulgar manner? What’s next? Abeg I don tire for una.” She wrote.
See a screenshot of the post
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