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71-year-old Swede takes 19-year-old Ugandan for husband

Monalisa Larson, a 70-year-old Swedish grandma is all set to marry her 19-year-old Uganda lover, Aziz Mawanda



Monalisa Larson, a 70-year-old Swedish grandma is all set to marry her 19-year-old Uganda lover, Aziz Mawanda.

Last year, news had made the rounds on how Monalisa dumped another young Uganda singer, Guvnor Ace, after she claimed he wanted to impoverish her.

Mawanda proposed to Monalisa on Saturday, July 14th, in Kampala, Uganda. He posted photos on his Facebook page, writing, “She said “YES”

“Beautiful last days with bae? death will do us apart”

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Larson hit the news headlines in 2015 when she started dating and later married then-28-year-old Guvnor Ace in a private wedding ceremony in Kampala.

The marriage didn’t last as the 28-year-old musician was said to have dumped her after he allegedly used her to get to Europe. She claimed that Guvnor was after her money and was not genuinely in love with her as he always said.


Spotify names Asake most-streamed artiste in Nigeria in 2023



Nigerian Afrobeats sensation, Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, has been named as the most streamed musician in Nigeria in 2023 by music streaming platform, Spotify.

The global platform, in a release tagged, “Spotify wrapped: 2023 – Nigeria Diverse Music Scene in 2023”, revealed that from available data, Asake topped the list of the most streamed artistes of the year.

In the Spotify Wrapped segment, the released noted that Asake’s songs emerged in the top 10 most streamed tracks, with three of his hits tracks, “Lonely At The Top” “2: 30” and “Amapaino” topping the charts.

The platform also noted that thr 28-year-old star’s reign at the top extended to the Gen Z demographic, with Asake becoming the most streamed artiste among Nigerian and Ghanaian Gen Z listeners.

Another Nigerian prodigy, Rema, also rounded up a superlative year 2023 as his world acclaimed song, “Calm Down”, became the first Afrobeats track to hit a billion streams on the streaming platform worldwide.

Spotify called Rema and Asake Afrobeats’ global ambassadors. Rema holds the title of the most globally exported artiste. Asake’s songs, which have captivated audiences across Nigeria, Ghana, and Togo, have earned him the coveted title of “most streamed artiste in each country.”

The late Mohbad also had a mention in the list as he secured a position in the top 20 list of the most streamed artistes in Nigeria.

His hit single, “Ask About Me”, according to Spotify, was the top streamed track every day between the 13th and 25th of September.

Speaking on the rise and acceptance of Afrobeats around the world, Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s Head of Music, Sub-Saharan Africa, said:

“Nigeria is a hotbed of musical talent, and we’re incredibly proud to showcase the diversity and passion of Nigerian music lovers through Wrapped.”

Okumu added that this year’s Spotify Wrapped was a testament to the power of music to connect people and bring them closer to the culture and traditions of Nigeria.

This is a full breakdown of the top Spotify Wrapped list:

Most Streamed Artistes in Nigeria


Burna Boy


Seyi Vibez

Omah Lay






Most Streamed Female Artist in Nigeria

Ayraa Starr

Tiwa Savage


Mercy Chinwo

Most Streamed Tracks in Nigeria

Lonely At The Top – Asake

GWAGWALADA – Bnxn ft Kizz Daniel & Seyi Vibez

FEEL – Davido

2: 30 – Asake

Reason – Omah Lay

Party No Dey Stop (with Zinolessky) – Adekunle Gold

Soso – Omah Lay


KANTE (feat Fave)-Davido
Amapiano – Asake ft. Olamide

Most Streamed Albums in Nigeria

Timeless- David
Work of Art – Asake

Boy Alone – Omah Lay


I Told Them – Burna Boy

Rave & Roses Ultra – Rema

Mr Money With The Vibe – Asake

Sincerely Benson – Bnxn

Love Damini – Burna Boy

Unruly -Olamideo

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Algerian Muslims, Christians unite in prayer for peace in Middle East



In what has been described as a powerful and outstanding display of interfaith solidarity, hundreds of Algerian Muslims joined their Christian counterparts Saturday at the Basilica of Our Lady of Africa in Algiers to pray for peace in the Middle East, with special focus on the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip.

Led by Archbishop Jean-Paul Vesco of Algiers, over 200 people, including foreign diplomats and representatives of various associations, had responded to the call by the Catholic Church in Algeria to come together and pray for peace in Gaza.

Among those who attended the religious gathering were the French Ambassador to Algeria, Stephane Romatet, Palestinian Ambassador, Fayez Mohamed Mahoum Abu Aita, Archbishop Jean-Paul Vesco, and the president of the Algerian association, “Passerelles de la paix,” Youcef Mecheria.

While addressing the worshippers, Archbishop Vesco said the call became necessary as an expression of collective unity. He said the intention behind the gathering was to pray for peace in a land “where residents are enduring what the an insupportable tributary to conflict.”

“Today, we wanted to organize a day of fasting and prayer for peace and for an end to the fighting, but with justice in Gaza. It’s a day of prayer in solidarity with all the people of Gaza,” Vesco said.

Also speaking, Ambassador Romatet said the significance of the diverse community present, encompassing Muslims and Christians, particularly in a time when global peace was under threat, especially in the Middle East, showed the importance of peace in the world.

“We responded to this call to pray for the end of the conflict in the Middle East, in Palestine, and in Gaza,” he added.

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