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Egyptian billionaire, Naguib Sawiris, makes debut as night club DJ

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Egyptian billionaire, Naguib Sawiris, appears ready to focus his art where his heart is as he set to make his debut at a nightclub in Cairo as a night club DJ.

The 68-year billionaire who has built a $4.6 billion fortune with bold leveraged bets on telecom businesses and gold mines all over the world is expected to make the debut on Sunday.

The Museum night club stated on its Instagram page in a post of an unvarnished silhouette of the billionaire in a sports coat and open collar, and captioned it “Put your hands up, prepare yourself for a night like no other! Sunday 19th Naguib Sawiris will take the stage @themuseumcairo spinning his beats!! ”

According to a report on Bloomberg, another thing Sawiris is famous for is relishing the night life. He’s known to roll into the office clothed in the previous night’s club attire and brags about his salsa-dancing talents to his 7.8 million Twitter followers.

Naguib is the son of a billionaire industrialist. And he and his two brothers each independently went on to become billionaires in separate fields. Samih is a hotel magnate and Nassef is a fertilizer and construction tycoon.

 

 

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Senegal: Thousands explorers visit as African arts dazzle at Dakar Biennale 2022

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The 2022 edition of the Dakar Biennale, an art festival in Senegal has come to an end after a month of exhibition of some art pieces from the West African country.

The Biennale, which opened last month and runs through June 21, is the zenith of the city’s ebullient cultural calendar, drawing in artists, collectors and trendsetters from across the world.

This year’s edition featured artists like Johanna Ziemer works as a playwright, translator, Serigne Boyer is a graffiti artist, Zhang Yanzi, Stephanie J. Woods, Ytasha L. Womack amongst others

The Technical Director of Dakar Biennale, Abdou Diouf said that the edition lived up to expectation as it was widely attended with visitors numbering almost half of a million.

“The Dakar Biennale this year has kept all its promises. We had between 450 and 460 thousand visitors unlike in 2018. We had over 180 thousand visitors at the main expo site. So I think it is truly a great success.,” said Abdou Diouf.

“I think that it is also a challenge, a stake. We must manage to maintain this course, so that the universe, the environment, and I would even say the world of art can consider Dakar the capital of plastic arts,” said Diouf.

The Biennale has been established by the State of Senegal since 1989 with a first edition dedicated to literature in 1990, it was later reserved for contemporary art during the second edition in 1992 before being definitively devoted to contemporary African creation from 1996.

 

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Nigerian music star, Wizkid, hits milestone as Billboard names him longest African artist on top 10 chart

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Nigerian singing sensation, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has hit another milestone as Billboard named him the longest-charting African artist on its Top 10.

Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ was also named the longest charting African album and together they combined to make Wizkid the longest-charting African artiste ever on the Billboard platform.

The announcement by Billboard is a further confirmation of Wizkid’s success on the African continent and in the United States, and is another feather to his severally decorated musical cap.

And with his next album ‘More Love, Less Ego’ on the way, Wizkid will be looking to further break new ground internationally.

‘Essence’ which features Nigerian songstress, Tems, has enjoyed an impressive level of success in the United States reaching the Billboard Top 10 and earning a platinum plaque in the process.

The track ‘Essence’ which features songstress Tems has enjoyed an impressive level of success in the United States reaching the Billboard Top 10 and earning a platinum plaque in the process.

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