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Dr. Dre Replaces P Diddy As King of Hip Hop With $620 Million In Earnings

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Yes, we saw this happening when Apple bought Dr Dre’s Beats headphones! With $620 million in estimated pre-tax earnings, veteran rapper and record producer Dr. Dre topped Forbes list as the highest paid hip hop artist, ousting Sean “Diddy” Combs from the top spot.

Forbes said Dre’s estimated annual earnings for the 12 months between June 2013 and 2014 are the highest of any musician in any genre it has ever evaluated, and more than the combined takings of the other 24 names on the hip-hop list released on Tuesday.

Much of the 49-year-old’s earnings this year came thanks to the $3 billion sale to Apple of the Beats high-end headphone company he founded with music executive Jimmy Iovine and other financial ventures, including cognac and vodka brands. Combs, 44, tied for second place with Jay-Z, 44, with $60 million, with earnings from drinks, clothing and television deals.

Jay-Z, who toured with his wife, Beyonce, for the first time with their “On the Run” concerts, pulled in money from lucrative performances, his latest album and his Roc Nation entertainment empire, which assured him a place in the top five. Drake, 27, came in fourth with $33 million with takings from his album “Nothing Was the Same,” an endorsement deal with sportswear firm Nike and a concert tour.

Grammy-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rounded out the top five with $32 million.Forbes compiled the list by looking at income from record sales, publishing, merchandise sales, tours and endorsement deals and talking to managers, agents, lawyers and some of the artists. The earnings were calculated based on data from Pollstar, RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and Nielsen SoundScan.

Fees for agents, managers and lawyers were not deducted from the estimates.

“Happy” singer and music producer Pharrell Williams, who joined the NBC television singing competition “The Voice” as a coach this season, slipped into the top 10 with $22 million.

See Top 20 list below:
1. Dr. Dre – $620 million
2. Jay Z (tie) – $60 million
2. Diddy (tie) – $60 million
4. Drake – $33million
5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $32 million
6. Kanye West: $30 million
7. Birdman: $24 million
8. Lil Wayne: $23 million
9. Pharrell Williams: $22 million
10. Eminem: $18 million
11. Nicki Minaj: $14 million

12. Wiz Khalifa: $13 million

13. Pitbull: $12 million

14. Snoop Dogg: $10 million

15. Kendrick Lamar: $9 million
16. Ludacris: $8 million (tie)
16. Tech N9ne: $8 million (tie)
16. Swizz Beatz: $8 million (tie)
16. 50 Cent: $8 million (tie)
20. Rick Ross: $7 million (tie)
20. J. Cole: $7 million (tie)
20. DJ Khaled: $7 million (tie)
20. Lil Jon: $7 million (tie)
20. Mac Miller: $7 million (tie)

 

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I Was Three Years Old When I Met My Wife – Nigerian Man Narrates

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A Nigerian identified as Nanpon narrates how he met his wife at age three.

Taking to his Tittwer hndle, he wrote;

“You asked for the full story so here it is: @Heeldarh
’s parents and mine had been friends since before either of us were born and they are till now. So when her mum was pregnant for her, she came to my house one day ( I was three years old at that time). I was told that I reached”

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Nigeria Army Officials Allegedly Beat Lady For Refusing To Greet Them (Video)

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A Nigeria lady in a video said he was beaten by some officials of the Nigerian Army because she refused to greet them.

According to the lady in the video, ”they were wearing Army uniform and whipping me kobokobo because I did not greet them”.

The aggrieved lady in rage said should she kneel down to greet them because they were soldiers?.

It was reported that the incident happened at Eti Osa Local Government Area in Lagos State.

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‘Ned Nwoko Dey Chop Better Things’ – Fan Gushes Over Regina Daniels New Photos

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Fans have hailed politician, Ned Nwoko, saying that he is really enjoying after his wife, Regina Daniels shared new adorable photos.

The young Nollywood actress took to her official Facebook page and shared some stunning photos of herself, which got some of her fans praising her beauty.

After sharing the photos, one of her fans who couldn’t just like the photos and keep on scrolling his phone took to the comment section to say his mind.

According to the fan identified as Anthony Boadu, the Nigerian lawyer, politician, and humanitarian, Prince Ned Nwoko, is lucky for having Regina Daniels as his wife because she is very beautiful and he is really enjoying something better.

He wrote; “Old man dey chop better things”

 

Another fan also took to the comment section and asked the mother of one of her billionaire husband marrying another lady to become his 7th wife, as reported.

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