The Weeknd Set to Perform 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show

first_img“It’s really hard for me to celebrate right now and enjoy this moment so I’m just gonna say justice for Jacob Blake and justice for Breonna Taylor,” he stated at the August show. “Thank you.”Past Super Bowl halftime show performers include Madonna, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and 2020’s pairing of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news!- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position,” the singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, said in a statement on Thursday. “I’m humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage.”This is the second year that the halftime show is created by NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation. “The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own,” Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, said in a statement. “His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry. This is an extraordinary moment in time and the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show is going to be an extraordinary experience with an extraordinary performer.”The Canada native may make a statement during his performance, as he did at the 2020 MTV VMAs. He took home two Moonpersons — Best R&B and Video of the Year — and didn’t make a full acceptance speech either time.- Advertisement –center_img Although the 2021 Super Bowl may look a bit different than past years, one thing will remain: A huge star(boy) will hit the stage for the Pepsi halftime show.The Weeknd was announced as the official performer on Thursday, November 12. The three-time Grammy winner, 30, is set to take the stage on Sunday, February 7, at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, for Super Bowl LV.The Weeknd performs at the Global Citizen Festival The Weeknd Announced as 2021 Super Bowl Halftime PerformerThe Weeknd performs at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on September 29, 2018. Adela Loconte/Shutterstock- Advertisement –last_img read more


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Kenya’s Central bank governor turns down government ‘goodies’

first_imgDr Njoroge’s style brings to the Kenyan public service a rare quality of humility The latest Rangerover, a big house in a posh neighborhood, a big security detail you name it , things that come with being senior in Government, these are the things that one can only dream of.But certainly not Kenya’s newest senior government official who is by the way entitled to.He is the first senior government official to turn down these lavish things that come with his big post.Dr Patrick Ngugi Njoroge, who took over as Central Bank of Kenya governor last week, will instead be housed in communal accommodation.An estate where he and his fellow members of Opus Dei (Latin Work of God), an institution of the Catholic church live.He  says his faith does not allow him to live lavishly when he is a servant of the people.The institution teaches that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity.Most of  the members of the Opus Dei  are lay people, with secular priests under a bishop.Dr Njoroge, who has sent many Kenyans talking,  is turning out to be a man of exemplary modesty.He has also turned down an office-issued high end smart phone, a bevy of security guards and three cars.Central Bank governors have at their disposal a Range Rover, Mercedes Benz and a VW Passat.Kenya,is  a country where appointment to public office is associated with opulence, demand for higher pay and motorcades. But Dr Njoroge’s decision to pass up a chance to live in a house on two acres located in the city’s most exclusive suburb is a rare one.Dr Njoroge’s style brings to the Kenyan public service a rare quality of humility and an aversion to trappings of power and opulence.In Kenya, the practice is that when you are appointed to high office, you demand big  fuel-guzzling cars and expensive Turkish carpets.What is the practice in your country? Do you have government officers whose agenda is the public first self later? Share your thoughts with us.last_img read more

COVID-19: Winter Olympics star gives palliative to Nigerians

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Lagos CP declares war on cultists, traffic offenders As the global community battles with the economic hardship as occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, Seun Adigun alongside some Nigerians sportsmen in the diaspora have come together to reach out to Nigerians.The project was launched on July 21, 2020 in Lagos State. It started with distribution of relief materials to 240 families from The Obele Odan Community in Surulere, which also captured some basketball players, members of Bobsled and Skeleton Federation of Nigeria and 14 members of the Lagos Chapter of the Sport Writers Association of Nigeria.The “Dr. Seun CARES” initiative, founded by Adigun, who, at the 2018 Winter Olympics became one of the first few Nigerians to qualify and compete at the Winter games bobsled event, is targeted at helping those in need as well as bring awareness to important health and social issues around the world.As part of the bigger picture, the project will spread its distribution across other states within the six geopolitical zones in the coming weeks and months.Adigun said: “Our main objective is to provide foodstuff in 10 different states within the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria with a target of 100 families per state, create job opportunities by designating a Regional Leader within each state and purchasing resources from the local markets.“We will also engage and uplift the community camaraderie by enlisting volunteer workers (Regional Deputies) within their respective areas to come to the aid of their fellow local compatriots.” Explaining how the COVID-19 Relief Initiative works, the Houston, United States of America-based chiropractor said: “The initiative seeks to achieve this feat by uniting the support of notable sports figures connected to Nigeria, or of Nigerian descent, who are based in the diaspora to utilize their global influence in supporting families in Nigeria.“Special thanks must go to sons and daughters of Nigeria who have contributed to this initiative such as Mike Edwards, Wande Olabisi, Nneka Ogwumike, Moe Sasegbon, TJ Adeshola, Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo, Ola Adeniyi, Tayo Adesanya, Umar ‘Top Boxer’ Sadiq, and Amobi Okoye who saw the bigger picture of catering for our people back home.”Meanwhile, the initiative is calling on the support and partnership of other public sports figures to join its current supporters (Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria, Inc and Nigerians in Diaspora Commission) to bring the project to fruition.—Tags: COVID-19Lagos StateObele Odan CommunitySeun AdigunSurulereWinter Olympicslast_img read more