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20 Aug
There are many interesting facets to the life and artistry of Aituaje Iruobe. However, for the elegant songbird, her evergreen evolution remains the icing on the cake across her double-decade career
22 Mar 2021
Aretha Franklin's family has denounced a new dramatisation of the singer's life, saying they were not consulted and "do not support" the show. Genius: Aretha stars British Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo, and is being shown on National Geographic in the US. The channel said it had permission to make the "tribute to Aretha's genius". However,…
10 Jul 2019
Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation honoring the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin with a highway designation, AP reports. The bill, approved on Monday, is to designate a portion of M-10 in Detroit as the “Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway.” Franklin died in Detroit last year after battling pancreatic cancer. The Democratic governor…
11 Jan 2019
The world was thrown into a state of mourning in August 2018 when it was announced that the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is dead. The talented songstress who is one of the most successful music acts however had some of her assets stolen prior to her death. It is gathered that the police are…
15 Sep 2018
There is something that we are all guilty of intentionally and unintentionally- inappropriate touches. It can happen anywhere- among co-workers, between a father and the daughter, between a mother and the son, between family members, between a boss and his employees and between a priest and his congregation. There is no time that the issue…
8 Sep 2018
Weeks after Aretha Franklin's death, an auction house on Friday announced the sale of more than 30 dresses worn by the Queen of Soul. Julien's Auctions said the outfits would go on sale along with items from other musical icons on November 9 and 10 in New York. Franklin's outfits, expected to fetch up to…
1 Sep 2018
The bishop responsible for officiating Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin's funeral has apologised to pop star Arina Grande after being criticised for touching her inappropriately on stage. Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, who led the ceremony, had an awkward interaction with the singer after her performance of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,…
1 Sep 2018
Former presidents and musical royalty paid tribute to Aretha Franklin at her star-studded funeral on Friday, leading her family and members of the public in bidding goodbye to America's "Queen of Soul." The service, a celebration of the life and legacy of an icon, was full of gospel, uplifting eulogies and humorous anecdotes at the…
1 Sep 2018
It was indeed a home going full of musical tributes and glowing reflections at the Greater Grace Temple, Detriot, for the late America ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin.
31 Aug 2018
Detroit will bid a final goodbye to US music icon Aretha Franklin at her star-studded funeral on Friday, her family to be joined by political dignitaries and music royalty in celebrating her life. The 76-year-old singer, beloved by millions around the world, died of cancer on August 16, closing the curtain on a glittering six-decade…
19 Aug 2018
Drama and suspense were the themes surrounding each day of the week. With each topic generating mixed reactions, Nigerians were met with events that will change the course of the years to come. Here are the stories that made our week: Eko o ni baje? According to the 2018 Global Liveability Index released by The…
18 Aug 2018
The global entertainment firmament was on Thursday thrown into mourning as the beat suddenly stopped for the undisputed ‘Queen of Soul’, Aretha Franklin, who was famous for her matchless style on classics such as Think, I Say a Little Prayer and her signature song, Respect, bow out of the world stage following her death at age 76....

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