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Wendy Shay Is Set To Release The Official Music Video For ‘Habibi’



Photo: Wendy Shay

Wendy Asiamah Addo, known by the stage name Wendy Shay, has announce the forthcoming release of the official music video for her chart-topping hit single ‘HABIBI’.

HABIBI happens to be one of the songs off her record-breaking EP, Enigma. The song has been one of the standout tracks from the EP.

The Enigma EP,  which was released on November 11, 2022,  had seven tracks, all of which were written by queen Shay.

The first track from the EP was produced by M.O.G., who worked on her previous singles, Bedroom Commando, Survivor, and Wedding Song. Beatz Vampire also worked on four songs: Habibi, Mariama, New Level and Ruthless. One Man and Heaven were both produced by afrobeats producers Jaemally Beatz and Jay Scratch, respectively.


• Murrda

• Habibi

• Mariama

• Ruthless

• One Man

• New Level

• Heaven

The video’s debut is set for Thursday, July 20.

The video, which was directed by Andy Madjitey and filmed against the stunning backdrop of Dubai, is set to captivate audiences worldwide.

Director Andy Madjitey, who is popularly known for his artistic vision and innovative approach to storytelling, says the ‘Habib’ video captures the essence of the song.

The video will be available on Ruff Town Record’s official YouTube channel, as well as various other musical video digital platforms.

Wendy is an Afro Pop/Afrobeat musician who hails from Kwahu in the Eastern region of Ghana. She’s a trained nurse by profession. January 2018, she was signed by Rufftown Records management, where she continue to pursue her music career. She came out with her first single “Uber Driver” on 1st June, 2018, together with its official music video produced by MOG Beatz. She has won awards such as Discovery of the Year at VGMA in 2019, Best New Artiste of the Year at Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards 2018, Video of the Year at Eastern Music Awards in 2018, New Artiste of the Year at Ghana Music Awards SA in 2018, Breakthrough Act of the Year at 3Music Awards in 2019, and New Artiste of the Year at Ghana Music Awards UK in 2019.



Jaden Smith finally launches sustainable luggage line, which was five years in the making




Jaden Smith has launched his latest, long-awaited venture – a range of high-end suitcases made from post-consumer plastic waste. Called the Harper Collective, it aims to help usher in a new era of sustainable travel.

Five years in the making, Harper Collective is the brainchild of Smith – an actor, musician, environmental activist and son of actor Will Smith – and ex-merchandise director of Selfridges Sebastian Manes.

Together, the pair set out to create a line of lightweight, durable cases from reclaimed plastic waste, which not only tackles the issue of plastic, but is good-looking enough to appeal to a discerning clientele.

The cabin-sized case by Harper Collective. Photo: Harper Collective

The pair admit that there were “numerous mistakes along the way”, but they have now revealed pieces that are stylish with a utilitarian design. They are offered in four sizes – cabin, medium, large and trunk – in black and dark green, with black or silver hardware.

Founders Jaden Smith and Sebastian Manes. Photo: Harper Collective

Working in conjunction with a German plastic specialist company Epsotech, each suitcase is moulded from strong, lightweight Sea Plastic polymer HDPE, which uses 70 per cent post-consumer waste, while the remaining third is virgin plastic.

This marks the first time this new formula of plastic has been used for suitcases, and Manes said that every step had to be tested and double-checked.

“We started with 98 per cent recycled plastic, but found we could not effectively mould it into an effective end-product,” says Manes. “Developing the product has taken five years.”


The case lining is quilted, recycled nylon by Barbour. Photo: Harper CollectiveThe case lining is quilted, recycled nylon by Barbour. Photo: Harper Collective

The use of virgin plastic seems to fly in the face of what the company is setting out to do – which is to reduce the use of new plastic, and instead rework some of the estimated 6.3 billion metric tonnes that litter the planet. However, Smith and Manes are quick to acknowledge that this is still a work in progress.

“We understand that perfection is not always attainable in manufacturing,” they say. “But we believe in continuous improvement and innovation to produce better and more sustainable products for our customers.”

Despite the use of virgin plastic, Manes says the final product still sits within the company’s main objectives. “This material mix supports Harper

Collective’s promise that all materials are recyclable at the end of the luggage’s lifetime,” he adds.

This is far from Smith’s first foray into socially conscious business. At age 12, after witnessing plastic waste in the sea, he launched the social enterprise Just, using only replenishable rainwater bottled in packaging made from 88 per cent plant materials. He also worked with New Balance to create the Jaden 574 trainer, made using surplus materials, and also co-founded MSFTS, a sustainable streetwear brand.

He opened the I Love You food truck, selling only vegan food with the premise that anyone homeless could eat for free, while others not only had to pay, but would be charged over the odds “to pay for the person behind you,” he explained to Variety. In 2021 he also enlisted his famous family to launch Hey Humans, a vegan beauty line.

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Will Smith Visits Botswana And Promises ‘More To Come’ From Trip To Africa




American Hollywood star Will Smith  visited Botswana for the first time.

On Monday( June 19 ), Will smith shared a snippet of his travel on Twitter. “My first time in Botswana… WOW!! More to come. As long as @JasDavis_ don’t keep overheating our cameras” he captioned .

In the snippet, Smith 54, landed before going on safari.

“What if we get inspired and we want to ride an elephant?” he asks the ranger.

“No, you can’t ride an elephant,” he says, moments after Smith makes a heroes pose with the sun setting in the background.

Photo: Will smith in Botswana

“Shoot your own footage, Jas,” he says later on to Davis, who it appears is in charge of managing the actor’s social media, as he continues to capture all that Africa has to offer.

Will smith visited  Okavango Delta, a world  heritage sites in Botswana.

Will smith was very happy as he captured all that Africa offered. However, it’s unclear what he shot in Botswana.

Botswana, known for its vast landscapes, abundant wildlife, and warm hospitality.

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Andell From “The Parkers” and “Moesha” Died in Real Life From Cancer at Age 48




Yvette Wilson was an immensely talented actress and comedian who made a significant impact on the entertainment industry during her career. Born in Los Angeles, California, Wilson began her journey in the 1990s, gaining recognition for her role as Andell Wilkerson on the hit sitcom “Moesha.”

Her memorable performance on the show led to her role in the spin-off series, “The Parkers,” where she continued to captivate audiences with her comedic timing and infectious energy. Wilson’s versatile talent allowed her to effortlessly transition between television and film, appearing in popular movies like “House Party 2” and “Friday.” With her vibrant personality and undeniable charm, Wilson left an indelible mark on the entertainment world.

Tragically, Wilson’s life was cut short when she passed away in June 2012 at the age of 48. She had been battling cervical cancer, and her untimely death left her fans and colleagues devastated. Her legacy, however, lives on through her unforgettable performances, reminding us of all the talent and the joy she brought to millions of viewers.

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