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Over 1.5 million sign petition for Kobe Bryant to be new NBA logo

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More than 1.5 million people have signed an online petition seeking to have the late Kobe Bryant be the new logo for the National Basketball Association.

“With the untimely and unexpected passing of the great Kobe Bryant please sign this petition in an attempt to immortalize him forever as the new NBA Logo,” the petition states on Change.org.

The 41-year-old retired NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, were among those instantly killed when their helicopter crashed into a hillside in Southern California on Sunday morning. They were en route to a youth basketball tournament at his training facility Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California.

A total of nine people were on board the 1991 Sikorsky S-76 at the time, and no one survived the crash, authorities said. The National Transportation Safety Board, along with help from the FBI, is investigating the incident.

Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, enjoyed a storied 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers before retiring from professional basketball in 2016.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver described Bryant as “one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary.”

“For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning,” Silver said in a statement Sunday. “But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability. He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna.”

After retiring from the NBA, Bryant began coaching his daughter Gianna’s middle school basketball team, becoming an outspoken supporter for girls and women in basketball.

Women’s National Basketball Association Commissioner Cathy Engelbert described the deaths of Bryant and his daughter as “sudden and tragic.”

“Kobe’s support for the WNBA and women’s basketball along with his passion for helping young girls and boys follow their dreams made him a true legend for our sport,” Engelbert said in a statement Sunday. “We admired him not just as a legendary basketball player, but as a father, a youth coach, and a role model for future generations of athletes.”

Tributes pour in after Kobe’s death

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Frederick Nuetei Nortey known professionally as Frederick Nortey is a Ghanaian Celebrity Blogger and publicist.He founded fredericknuetei.com an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian Celebrities.

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I’m so impressed with the movie – Hollywood star Khalil Kain speaks about involvement with ‘Coming To Africa’ movie

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I’m so impressed with the movie - Hollywood star Khalil Kain speaks about involvement with ‘Coming To Africa’ movie

Hollywood actor, khalil Kain has expressed how excited he was to be casted in a romantic comedy movie called “Coming To Africa”. 

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The actor in an interview with Andy Dosty mentioned that his involvement in the movie is one he does not regret at all. The movie features great Ghanaian actors and actresses like Nana Ama MacBrown, David Dontoh, Paulina Oduro, PY Addo-Boateng and others. 

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According to Khalil Kain, him stirring in the movie is a dream come through. The director for the movie, Anwar Jamison shout praises on Adina and Stonebwoy who he claims are his favorite from this part of the continent. 

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Yemi Alade Is Set To Be An Announcer At The Grammys

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Yemi Alade Is Set To Be An Announcer At The Grammys

Nigerian songstress, Yemi Alade has been nominated to announce nominees for the Grammys. 

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Award-winning Regional Mexican singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar, Nigerian Afropop singer Yemi Alade, GRAMMY Award-winning classical violinist Nicola Benedetti, two-time GRAMMY Award-winning contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle, Country singer-songwriter Mickey Guyton, two-time GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist and past GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony host Imogen Heap, “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King, two-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, and “The Talk” host Sharon Osbourne will be part of the nominations livestream that will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. 

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ET. The livestream will be available to view on GRAMMY.com. Additional talent will be revealed in the upcoming days. Indeed her authenticity and versatility has been respected. Please watch the screenshot below: 

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