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Rihanna Beats Beyonce, Others To Become World’s Richest Female Musician

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Rihanna Beats Beyonce, Others To Become World’s Richest Female Musician

Although Rihanna hasn’t released an album in more than three years – it’s clear the work she’s putting into her other business ventures is paying off.

The singer is the richest female musician in the world according to Forbes’ annual rich list.

RiRi has an estimated fortune of $600m (£471m) with the bulk of that coming from her Fenty beauty range.

She’s overtaken Madonna and Beyonce, who previously topped the list.

Rihanna’s last studio album Anti came out in 2016. However, the 31-year-old has been putting her efforts into her beauty, lingerie and clothing ranges.

Rihanna – real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty – launched Fenty Beauty in September 2017 and it’s estimated it racked up sales of $100m (£78m) in its first few weeks. Forbes estimates that the company generated $570m (£448m) last year.

Experts say Rihanna’s invested her money wisely.

“Globally the entire beauty industry is worth $480bn (£377bn) – in 2018 the UK market was valued at $17bn (£13bn),” says Hannah Symons, global beauty manager at Euromonitor International.

Hannah’s job is to track the growth of the beauty industry – looking for trends.

“Rihanna’s success clearly doesn’t come off the back of the music although that’s how she initially gained fame.

“It’s all about her relevance and how she resonates with customers online. She’s very connected to her fans through social media and she’s always updating them on the newest products and things like launch dates,” Hannah adds.

As well as her beauty range, Rihanna also has a lingerie line and recently made history by becoming the first woman to have a clothing range with French company Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH). Hannah thinks part of Rihanna’s success is she’s appealing to a very wide audience.

“A lot of the people buying her products are not people who were buying her music. Rihanna has been around for 15 years but the people buying her products are aged 16-19, so wouldn’t have been around when she started making music.

“And it’s not just because she caters for darker skin tones either, she also caters for people at the paler end of the spectrum. And it’s this inclusive element that makes her stand out. Hannah says she’s also been wise partnering with a high street retailer, making her products more accessible.

Rihanna leads the rich female musician list with £472m, followed by Madonna – £448m, Celine Dion – £350m and Beyonce – £314m.

 

 

SOURCE: BBC

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I may never collaborate with Tiwa Savage – Yemi Alade

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Nigerian Afropop singer, Yemi Alade, has said that she might never do a music project with Tiwa Savage, because of the “troubles” from their fans.

In an interview with Ndani TV, Alade said a collaboration might not attract positive reactions from the public.

“All my life when I’m choosing collaborations, it is not based on how I feel. It’s unfortunate that with the feelings and troubles that people keep stirring in our ways, it probably will never allow us to ever have a collaboration. Because you’re not sure the outcome would even be positive or be overrun by negative things and all the fights.

“When we do music, we do it so people can be happy, so when we do a song together, what are we fueling? What are we encouraging? That’s the most important question when I do collaborations, there is an aim. I think what would be would be,” Alade said.

In December 2018, the duo had engaged in a heated war of words on social media, after Alade claimed some female artistes enlarge their buttocks in photos to deceive fans.

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Stonebwoy’s words to Bukom Banku after UK win

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Ghanaian dancehall singer, Stonebwoy, has taken to his Twitter handle to congratulate boxer Braimah Kamoko popularly known as Bukom Banku for his win in the United Kingdom on Saturday.

Stonebwoy tweeted: The Great BUKOM BANKU!! Congratulations ????????????!! Winners Only!!”

Braimah Kamoko (31-1 23 KOs) stopped his opponent, Rojhat Bilgetekin (10-18 9 KOs) to win his first fight outside Ghana on September 7, 2019.

Bukom Banku, as he is affectionately called, dropped the German in round three at St George Hall in Bradford, UK on Saturday night.

Read Stonebwoy’s post below:

The Great BUKOM BANKU!!
Congratulations 🎈🍾🎉!!
Winners Only!!

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Stonebwoy Jabs Media Over Hotel Brouhaha

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Stonebwoy has taken a swipe at a section of Ghana’s media over reports that he was kicked out of a hotel in Kenya, where he performed at this year’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Festival in Nairobi on Saturday.

According to the celebrated reggae dancehall artiste, the media is only interested in seeing artistes like him fail.

He is, therefore, considering taking a legal action against the media platforms that reported his alleged hotel brouhaha, something he described as “false.”

This week’s reports from Kenya indicated that this year’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Festival didn’t live to up its billing.

The concert, which had some top African artistes such as Nigeria’s Yemi Alade, Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz and Ghana’s dancehall artiste Stonebwoy on the bill, was held on Saturday at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.

However, things didn’t go as planned, and music fans reportedly left the event grounds in sheer disappointment.

Stonebwoy allegedly got kicked out of his hotel room after the event over non-payment of bills by the organisers.

Kenyan celebrity blogger Xtian Dela‒ who made the Stonebwoy allegation on Twitter‒ also refused to disclose the name of the particular hotel in question, but only added that Nigeria’s Yemi Alade also “got locked up in her hotel room of because of bills.”

The reports were subsequently picked up by Ghana’s media platforms.

“Sometimes I wonder why so much WICKEDNESS in our Country.. FALSE reportage Gives Us So Much JOY!! like I see these Things and I’m pushed to regret Representing For this same Flag. When All they want is TO SEE US FAIL.. anyway the LAW works and we might resort to it,” he tweeted.

 

 

SOURCE: DAILYGUIDEAFRICA

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