Category Archives: Music
DRC: Music Star Papa Wemba Dies During Show
Zambia: I Would Have Ended Up Being A Prostitute If I Was Not Focused, Says Mampi
USA: Rapper 50 Cent files for bankruptcy
Rapper and business mogul 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy, a stunning financial turn considering his estimated net worth had been pegged at $155 million as recently as May.
The recording artist, who filed for bankruptcy under his real name of Curtis James Jackson II, did so in U.S. bankruptcy court in Connecticut. He listed his estimated assets between $10 million to $50 million, with liabilities in the same range. Those figures call earlier estimates into question.
Though Jackson first became known for his career as a popular rapper, his business dealings are almost equally legendary. He made a reported $100 million when VitaminWater, in which Jackson was an investor, was sold to Coca Cola. Other moves were less successful: a clothing line has since shuttered, a headphones debacle resulted in a multi-million dollar lawsuit, and a vodka partnership failed to generate significant buzz on liquor shelves. 50 Cent is still trying to make waves in the audio world, as Fortune previously reported.
Earlier this month, Jackson was ordered to pay $5 million to a woman who said Jackson acquired an adult video she made with her boyfriend before posting it online without the woman’s permission.
Zambia: Pilato Set Free
story from the Open Zambia Website
Musician Chama Fumba popularly known as Pilato has been set free after the state entered a Nolle Prosequi in a case he was charged with conduct likely to cause breach of Peace. Read More
Zambia: Pilato’s Case Fails To Take Off
Story from the Kitwe Times Website
THE case in which musician Chama Fumba, popularly known as Pilato is charged with conduct likely to cause breach of peace for causing his song “Alungu Anabwela” to be published on online media, today failed to take off because the State failed to avail witnesses before Court. Read More