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Michelle Obama to launch TV cooking show for kids on Netflix

Former US First Lady, Michele Obama is set to unveil a new TV show for kids.

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Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the United States has launched a new children’s show that will be showing on Netflix from March 16.

The show is based on the adventures of two puppets, Waffles and Mochi, who have a dream to learn to cook fresh food with the help of Mrs Obama and a magical flying shopping cart.

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Speaking about the new show, Mrs Obama said “ It’s all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it. These two will take us on adventures all around the world to explore new ingredients and try out new recipes. Kids will love it, but I know that adults will also get plenty of laughs—and some tips for the kitchen.”

She also mentioned her excitement to work with “Partnership for a Healthier America” to get fresh ingredients to families in needs across the country so they can cook together at home.”

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What you should know

  • The show is produced by Higher Ground Productions, the production company owned by Michelle and her husband, President Barack Obama.
  • Higher Ground was launched in 2019 in partnership with Netflix. The company promised to “harness the power of storytelling” and touch on “issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights, and much more.”

Janet John is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of Uyo. She specializes in technical writing where she creates easy to read documentation, articles to clearly and efficiently explain highly complex processes. When she is not writing, she works as a freelance front-end developer

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Universal Music Group to expand operations in Nigeria

Universal Music Group has announced an African expansion to include Nigeria and a few other countries in the continent.

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Global Music publishing giant, Universal Music Group, has announced plans to expand operations in Africa in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya in 2021.

This was disclosed by the group’s regional CEO, Sipho Dlamini, in a Bloomberg report on Monday. The CEO also revealed that Universal Music had opened an office in Ivory Coast to tap into the francophone music scene.

“We are thinking long term and looking to build lasting infrastructure in order to support African talent for years to come,” Dlamini said. “We want to expand the possibilities for that talent to reach new audiences around the world.”

Universal Music plans to take advantage of the large music and tech adoption by younger Africans in a bid to secure streaming revenue. The CEO also revealed that Universal, just like its rival Sony, plans to sign more African musicians and also build more recording infrastructure for the continent for a wider reach.

Bloomberg disclosed that the recorded music revenues in Africa and the Middle East had totalled $100 million in 2019.

“There has never been a more exciting time for African music around the world, as it continues to influence and inspire culture and creativity, while reaching a wider audience globally each day through streaming,” Dlamini said.

The CEO added that Universal Music was also working with major African Telco operators including g MTN Group Ltd, Vodacom Group Ltd, and Orange SA in a bid to boost its operations in the continent.

What you should know 

  • The plan to expand operations does not come as a surprise, as Nigerian musicians recorded success in 2020 due to streaming.
  • Nairametrics reported last month that David Adedeji Adeleke, better known as Davido, revealed that his third studio album had surpassed 213.2 million streams across all platforms in a month.
  • Nigerian Afrobeats star, Oluwatosin Ajibade, popularly known as Mr Eaziannounced an experimental plan for his music fans and investors to buy shares in his songs.
  • Nairametrics reported in July that Mr Eazi raised $20 million for his Africa Music Fund (AMF) to invest in the careers of African music talents.

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Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch sold to billionaire, Ron Burkle for $22 million

American billionaire Businessman, Ron Burkle has purchased late Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch for $22 million.

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Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch sold to billionaire, Ron Burkle for $22 million

The famous Neverland Ranch owned by late popstar, Michael Jackson has been finally sold to popular American billionaire and onetime associate, Ron Burkle for $22 million.

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the property was first listed for $100 million in 2015 and subsequently underwent severe price cuts, settling for $31 million last year.

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Nairametrics gathered that Mr. Jackson made Neverland famous by installing eccentric features like a railroad and an amusement park, which included a Ferris wheel and a merry-go-round. He also kept orangutans and an elephant there.

However, since the death of Jackson in 2009, the Neverland ranch has undergone various renovations, including the removal of its famous amusement park.

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What you should Know:

  • Mr Jackson originally paid about $19.5 million for the ranch in 1987.
  • Amid financial struggles and the inability of Mr Jackson to meet up with his loan obligations backed up by the ranch, a 2008 agreement was reached with Colony Capital- a real-estate investment trust to co-manage the property under a joint venture.
  • The famous ranch which spans about 2,700 acres has 22 buildings, including a 12,000-square-foot mansion. It also has several guesthouses, a swimming pool with a cabana, a basketball court, a tennis court and a 50-seat movie theatre.
  • Findings by Nairametrics reveal that the new buyer, Ron Burkle, an American billionaire is a co-founder and managing partner of Yucaipa Companies, LLC. According to Wikipedia, his net worth is currently estimated at $2 billion.

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