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Kanye West Tops Forbes’ Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts In 2019

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US rapper, Kanye West has been named the highest-paid hip-hop act of 2019 in a list compiled by global entrepreneurship magazine, Forbes.

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Kanye West

The 42-year-old mogul earned a pre-tax income of $150 million in the year under review, the majority of which comes from his Yeezy empire, a partnership venture with a popular footwear giant.

For the first time, Kanye West out-earned his close ally, Shawn Carter, also known as Jay Z, who ranks second on this year’s list with $81 million.

Also Read: Kanye West Is Now A Born Again Christian – Nicki Minaj

Drake, who amassed a fortune with his chart-topping album ‘Scorpion’, rounds out the top three with $75 million, while Diddy takes the number four spot ($70 million), following his deal with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka.

The ladies are also holding it down. Nicki Minaj places number 12 with $29 million, while Cardi B is on her heels at number 13 with $28 million.

The top 20 acts in hip-hop earned a combined $860 million, up 33 per cent from $648 million last year.

Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts of 2019

1. Kanye West – $150 million
2. Jay-Z – $81 million
3. Drake – $75 million
4. Diddy – $70 million
5. Travis Scott – $58 million
6. Eminem – $50 million
7. DJ Khaled – $40 million
8. Kendrick Lamar – $38.5 million
9. Migos – $36 million
10. Childish Gambino – $35 million
11. J. Cole – $31 million
12. Nicki Minaj – $29 million
13. Cardi B – $28 million
14. Swizz Beatz – $23 million
15. Meek Mill – $21 million
16. Birdman – $20 million
17. Future – $19.5 million
18. Nas – $19 million
19. Wiz Khalifa – $18.5 million
20. Pitbull – $18 million

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Actress Chioma Anosike Blasts Those Who Believe Actresses Can’t Keep Their Marriage

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Nollywood actress, Chioma Chijioke Anosike, has some words for those who believe an actress cannot keep a marriage.

Actor Junior Pope Odonwodo And Wife Welcome Third Child

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Actor Junior Pope Odonwodo and his family

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Celebrities React As Desmond Elliot Calls For Regulation Of Social Media

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Nigerian actor, Desmond Elliot incurred the wrath of his fans and celebrities alike after he called for social media regulation during the recent plenary session at the Lagos state House of Assembly.

Celebrities have also taken to social media reacted to the call by Nollywood star cum Lagos lawmaker.

Desmond Elliot Breaks Down In Tears On Live TV Following Backlash (Video)

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In a video sighted on social media, Nigerian grassroot politician, Desmond Elliot got overwhelmed by emotions during an interview with Arise TV.

Actor Williams Uchemba Set To Walk Down The Aisle With Mystery Woman

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Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchembahas announced that he is set to walk down the aisle with a mystery woman.

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AY Makun Blasts Nigerian Leaders; Says He Is Disappointed Every Time He Travels

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Popular Nigerian comedian, AY Makun, has expressed his disappointment in Nigerian leaders, adding that the disappointment is renewed every time he travels out of the country.

The ace stand-up comedian cum filmmaker and actor took to his Twitter page to share his thoughts on how Nigeria could be better developed if her leaders borrowed a cue from other developed countries.

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In his words:

“Everytime I travel I get more disappointed by d actions of some senseless leaders who believe that another man’s country is d best place to stash all d monies stolen from Government. Beyond d stealings, how i wish d development here could inspire them to build us a better Nigeria”.

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Saraki Reveals His Favorite Song On Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ Album

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Bukola Saraki Reveals His Favorite Song On Wizkid's New Album, 'Made In Lagos'

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Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s 13th Senate President, has revealed his favorite song on Wizkid‘s newly released album, ‘Made in Lagos’. The former Senate President took to his Twitter page to congratulate the superstar musician.

According to Bukola Saraki, ‘Grace’ is his favorite song on the album. He added that the album is a brilliant end to what has been a long and eventful month for all of us.

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In the politician’s words:

“Wizkid’s #MadeInLagos is a brilliant end to what has been a long and eventful month for all of us. Currently vibing to my favorite track on the album ‘#Grace’.”

‘Grace’ is the fourteenth track on the album.

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