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AFCON 2019: Here is the full list of teams that have qualified

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The full line-up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is now complete with South Africa taking the final spot on Sunday evening. 

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In this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, some countries made history by qualifying while other countries failed to make the cut for the games.
Burundi, Madagascar, and Mauritania created history by qualifying for their first-ever AFCON.
Meanwhile, 2012 champions Zambia failed to secure. 
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Gabon, Emmanuel Adebayor’s Togo and 2013 finalist Burkina Faso failed to qualify too. 
Below is the list of the countries qualified for Afcon 2019 
Ghana – The senior national team of Ghana have qualified for the eighth straight time. The Black Stars will be hoping to end their 37-year-wait for the title in Egypt. 
Egypt – The Pharaohs secured a spot after finishing second behind Tunisia. Egypt is the host nation for the tournament.
Madagascar – Madagascar qualified after a 1-0 home victory over Equatorial Guinea in early October. 
Burundi – This is Burundi’s first time at the Afcon. They qualified after a 1-1 draw with Gabon on Saturday.
Tunisia – Tunisia topped their group. They were ahead of Egypt by 2 points.
Senegal – Senegal secured an early qualification with 1-0 victory over Sudan in Khartoum in October. 
Mauritania – This is the first time Mauritania is qualifying to the tournament. In November, they qualified after the secured a 2-1 win over Botswana. 
Angola – Angola clinched a place in Egypt with a 1-0 win over hosts Botswana on Friday to finish top of Group I.
Cameroon – The defending champions qualified on the final match day after beating Comoros 3-0 in Yaounde. 
Ivory Coast – Ivory Coast qualified in November after sharing the spoils with Guinea in Conakry. 
Nigeria – Nigeria sealed its place after Moses Simon scored a last-minute goal over Seychelles to qualify as leaders of Group E.
Uganda – The Cranes sealed qualification with a 1-0 win over Cape Verde in November. 
Mali – Mali completed their campaign unbeaten.
Guinea – Guinea topped Group H. They finished a point above Ivory Coast. 
DR Congo – Cedric Bakambu’s goal on Sunday made it possible for DR Congo to qualify for Egypt instead of Liberia. 
Zimbabwe – A 2-0 win over Congo made Zimbabwe finish top of Group G ahead of DR Congo.  
Tanzania – Tanzania beat rivals Uganda 3-0 in Dar es Salaam on Sunday to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1980.
Kenya – The Harambee Stars finished second behind Ghana in the qualifiers. 
Namibia – Namibia, qualified in second place in Group K ahead of Mozambique on the head-to-head results between the two countries.
Benin – Benin qualified for the first time since 2010. They beat Togo to qualify.
South Africa – The last spot for Afcon 2019 was secured by South Africa. Bafana Bafana qualified after a 2-1 win over Libya in Tunisia on Sunday. 
Guinea-Bissau – Guinea-Bissau topped in Group K after a 2-2 draw at home with Mozambique.
Algeria – Algeria topped Group D with 11 points to qualify for the finals. 
Morocco – A 2-0 win over Cameroon made Morocco qualify in November.

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Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!

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For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.

Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.

Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.

Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!

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Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys

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American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.

Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.

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Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”

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After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.

On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.

listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr ohere or on Apple Music.:

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