HE might be controversial but there’s no denying that Kanye West is one of the most successful artists of his time. From 21 Grammy awards, to six platinum albums to a lucrative clothing line and being one half of one of showbiz’s power couples, he’s made quite a career for himself. But who is Kanye and how did he get so famous? Here’s what we know. Born to rap Kanye was born in Atlanta on June 7 1977 to Ray and Dondra West, who divorced when he was three-years-old. He and his mother then moved to Chicago, where Kanye became involved in the hip hop scene from a young age. The rapper started making music when he was 13 after he persuaded his mother to pay for him to use a recording studio. When he was 15 he met hip-hop and R&B music producer No. I.D. who quickly became his mentor. Kanye received a scholarship to Chicago's American Academy of Art but dropped out when he was 20 to pursue his music career. Early work Kanye started out in the music industry as a … [Read more...] about Who is Kanye West, what are his best-known songs and will he be running for President?
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RAPPER Kanye West has said he is "seriously considering" running for the US presidency in 2024. The 41-year-old musician, who has been criticised for supporting sitting president Donald Trump, joked he would run for the Birthday Party. West first expressed his desire to get into the White House at the MTV Video Music Awards back in 2015. Asked if he's still considering launching an election bid, he told Power 92: "Yes. It 100 percent could happen. 2024." "If I decide to do it, it will be done. I’m not gonna try." He also said being an entrepreneur has prepared him for the hot seat, adding: "You should not be president unless you've ran a multi-billion dollar business." West, who has been married to Kim Kardashian since 2014, also talked about reducing tension between the police and black community. The world was first alerted to his lofty ambitions in 2015 when he was accepting a lifetime achievement award at the VMAs in Los Angeles, California. He told the crowd: "As you … [Read more...] about Kanye West hints he may run for President in 2024 and says it ‘100% could happen’
Africa 25 August 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45305644 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba cannot run to be the next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's electoral … [Read more...] about Ex-DR Congo warlord ‘can’t run for president’
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning a landslide victory in a runoff ballot, according to official figures Thursday. The elections have been closely watched abroad, as Mali is a linchpin state in the jihadist insurgency raging in the Sahel. Keita, 73, picked up 67.17 percent of the vote on Sunday against 32.83 for opposition challenger and former finance minister Soumaila Cisse, 68, who also ran against Keita in 2013, the government announced. Turnout was low, at 34.5%. Mali, a landlocked nation home to at least 20 ethnic groups where most people live on less than $2 (1.76 euros) a day, has been battling a years-long Islamic revolt that has now fuelled intercommunal violence. Hundreds of people have died this year alone, most of them in Mopti, an ethnic mosaic in central Mali, in violence involving the Fulani nomadic herder community and Bambara and Dogon farmers. Keita's response to the burgeoning security crisis was the big … [Read more...] about Keita re-elected Mali president with landslide
Picture: AFP Bamako. Malians vote on Sunday in a run-off election and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is favorite to beat Soumaila Cisse even though ethnic and militant violence has surged during his tenure, reported Reuters. Keita took 41 percent of the vote in last month’s first round against nearly 18 percent for Cisse, a former finance minister and the main opposition leader. The poll was marred by armed attacks and other security incidents that disrupted about a fifth of polling places and the threat of violence could again dampen turnout on Sunday. The chaotic first round was a reminder that militants, some linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State, have regrouped since a French intervention in 2013 and are now expanding their influence across the desert north and into the fertile center. Civil society website Malilink recorded 932 attacks in the first half of 2018, almost double that for all of 2017 and triple 2015. Their activities in Mali and its Sahel neighbors … [Read more...] about Reuters: Mali to vote in run-off election with president Keita favorite to win