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American rapper Shawn Carter, popularly known as ”Jay-Z”, has became the first rapper and African-American musician to be a billionaire.

Jay-Z is married to superstar singer Beyonce and they have three children together. The rapper deals with varieties of other businesses aside entertainment which has accelerated his wealth.

Jay- Z Background 

Shaw Carter was born on 4 December, 1969. He was brought up in the Marcy housing projects in Brooklyn, New York.

He is the last born of four children of Gloria Carter. His mother recalled that ”he was the only one who didn’t give me any pain during birth, that is how I knew he would be special.”

Adnes Reeves, Shaw’s father, left Jay-Z’s mum when the rapper was just 11 years old.

The early life of Jay-Z was tough and rough as described in many of his autobiographical lyrics. He dealt with drugs and dared with gun violence. He attended various high schools, including George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in downtown Brooklyn, where he was a classmate of the rap legend Notorious B.I.G.

Jay-Z says in one of his songs (“December 4th”): “I went to school, got good grades, could behave when I wanted/But I had demons deep inside that would raise when confronted.”

After he gained massive success as a rapper, he founded his personal label, named, (Roc-A-Fella Records), he signed nearly 50 artists to its record.

Jay-Z further in amassing wealth by venturing into the fashion world, among which includes: A clothing line, J  988-0p9 Rocawear, and also a sports management company.

The 49-year-old’s journey from young drug dealer to mega-mogul spans decades including numerous record and business deals.

He also deals in art, real estate, liquor, and several other investments which are less obvious to the media.


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Jay-Z Musical Career

Carter became a rapper at a young age as an escape from the drugs, poverty and violence that encircled him in the Marcy Projects.

In the year 1989, he met the rapper Jaz-O—an older performer who doubled as a kind of mentor, to record a song titled “The Originators,” which won the pair a present on an episode of Yo! MTV Raps. This was when Shawn officially welcomed the nickname Jay-Z, which was concurrently a homage to Jaz-O, a play on his childhood nickname of “Jazzy” and also referenced to the J/Z subway station near his Brooklyn home.

After embracing the stage name, Jay-Z remained relatively faceless until he and two friends, Damon Dash and Kareem Burke, pulled forces together to form their own record label, ‘Roc-a-Fella Records,’ in 1996.

In June 1996, Jay-Z released his debut album named (Reasonable Doubt). Although the record only reached No. 23 on the Billboard 200, it’s later considered a classic hip-hop album, the Reasonable Doubt authenticated Jay-Z as an emerging star in the history of hip-hop. The album songs including “Can’t Knock the Hustle,” featuring Mary J. Blige, and “Brooklyn’s Finest,” a collaboration with Notorious B.I.G.

In 1998, Jay-Z accomplished even broader success with the 1998 album Vol. 2. ”Hard Knock Life”. The title track, which popularly sampled its chorus from the Broadway musical Annie, became Jay-Z’s most popular single till date. The track won him a Grammy for Vol. 2 and also got nominated for “Hard Knock Life,” marking as a fruitful period step up.

During those years, the rapper released a slew of No. 1 albums and hit singles. His most popular songs from this period include “Big Pimpin,” “I Just Wanna Love U,” “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” and “03 Bonnie & Clyde,” a duet with wife Beyoncé Knowles.

In 2001, Blueprint was Jay-Z’s most acclaimed album of that time, which later popped up on several music critics’ lists of the best albums of the decade.

In 2003, Jay-Z made a shocking announcement to the hip-hop world after he released ”The Black Album” by disclosing that it would be his last solo record before retirement.

After much curiosity, he was asked to explain his sudden exit from rap, Jay-Z said that he once derived inspiration from trying to outshine other great MCs, but had simply got bored due to a lack of competition. “The game ain’t hot,” he said. “I love when someone makes a hot album and then you’ve got to make a hot album. I love that. But it ain’t hot.”


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Shawn Carter Comeback 

In 2006, Jay-Z came out of retirement to release the album titled ”Kingdom Come.” He later released two more albums: In 2007, ”American Gangster” and in 2009, ”Blueprint 3.” This trio of albums signalled a significant departure from Jay-Z’s earlier sound, consolidating stronger rock and soul influences in their lyrics offering and sound production that countered such mature subjects as the response to Hurricane Katrina, Barack Obama’s 2008 election and the perils of fame and fortune.

Jay-Z reiterated that he was trying to adapt his music to suit his own middle age. He said: “There’s not a lot of people who have come of age in rap because it’s only 30 years old. “As more people come of age, hopefully, the topics get broader and then the audience will stay around longer.”

In 2011, the rap king teamed up with former Roc-A-Fella protégé Kanye West for ”Watch the Throne.” The album was a triple hit, topping the rap, R&B and pop charts shortly after its August release.

On July 2013, Jay-Z revealed his 12th studio album, ”Magna Carta Holy Grail.” The effort earned a mixed reception from critics but otherwise fared well with fans, going on to top the Billboard 200 and achieve double-platinum status.

The album earned Jay-Z a whopping nine Grammy nominations, sharing the win for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Justin Timberlake for the hit single “Holy Grail.”

Net Worth Of the Rapper

The rap mogul has joined the league of entertainers who have been elevated to the billionaire status — and he’s the first hip-hop artiste to achieve this feat.

According to Forbes, “the rapper’s art, real estate, liquor and other investments, along with his entertainment industry earnings, have accumulated into a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion.”

The calculation of his Ace of Spades champagne, D’Usse cognac, investment in Uber, Tidal streaming service, art collection and three homes all contribute pieces of the billion-dollar worth.

On the other hand, fellow music star, fashion and liquor mogul Sean Diddy’s total value is presumably one of Jay-Z’s closest competitors, but with an estimated net worth of $820 million.

Among other closed competitors is ‘Dr. Dre’, who is also an influential player in the music industry — with several of his Beats by Dre headphones and a major deal with Apple Music — Forbes has estimates his net worth at $740 million.

The wife of the latest entertaining billionaire, Beyoncé, has amassed about $355 million, according to Forbes.

Awards And Endorsement

Jay-Z has won many musical awards in his career as well as many other endorsements, which gives him an edge over several other rappers across the globe.

Among the entertainer lifetime achievement as a musician, he won 22 Grammy Awards and merit a track-record for releasing hit albums — including: “The Carters.”

Also, Jay-Z joint album with his wife Beyoncé, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart last year.

Jay- Z Family


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Jay-Z doesn’t make his family affairs obvious to the public. He is very mindful of the way he handles his family issues.

On April 2008, the hip-hop star managed to restrict the press from showing up at his wedding, which was held in New York City. Only about 40 people attended the celebration at Jay-Z’s penthouse apartment, including actress Gwyneth Paltrow and former Destiny’s Child members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.

On January 7, 2012, Jay-Z and Beyoncé welcomed their first child, a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter. Mindful of their privacy and safety, Jay-Z and Beyoncé rented part of New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital and hired extra guards.

Immediately after the birth of his daughter, Jay-Z released a song in her honour on his site. On “Glory,” he expressed his delight of becoming a father and revealed that Beyoncé had previously suffered a miscarriage. Jay-Z and Beyoncé also posted a message along with the song, saying “we are in heaven” and Blue’s birth “was the best experience of both of our lives.”

In February 2017, Beyoncé announced on Instagram that she and Jay-Z were expecting a set of twins. She posted, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your good wishes. The Carters.”

Jay-Z is showing no signs of retiring with his $1 billion fortune. His children: Blue Ivy, Sir and Rumi are very lucky kids.



News Update?Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Sitting Begins October 26

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Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on October 26 begin a full hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor-elect.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the tribunal made this pronouncement after concluding the pre-hearing session on Thursday.

The tribunal was asked to dismiss the applications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking the discontinuation of the petition brought to it by Governor Oyetola.

Counsel for Oyetola and the APC, Lasun Sanusi, SAN, at the sitting of the tribunal argued that Adeleke’s, PDP’s and INEC’s reliance on a Federal Court High judgment was nothing but an abuse of court process.

Sanusi argued this while replying to separate applications of the trio, seeking the dismissal of the petition based on the already appealed Federal High Court judgment disqualifying Oyetola from contesting the election.

Citing Supreme Court decisions in the case of Jegede Vs INEC, 2021, 14NWLR, Pt 1797, page 409, the counsel said the court had ruled that the signatories to the letter conveying the nomination of a candidate were not the nominators; rather, the nomination was done by party members at the congress, hence, the judgment could not stand.

Meanwhile, the counsel for INEC, Prof. Paul Ananaba, SAN; counsel for Adeleke, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN and counsel for the PDP, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, agreed that any decision the tribunal would take on the matter would have to wait until the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court decided on it.

They noted that they just decided to argue the applications to have it on record, a position which the tribunal agreed with and put on record.

Also, in other applications totalling nine by the three respondents, they asked the tribunal to strike out some paragraphs of the petition on the grounds that they were either lumped together or not related to the 2022 election.

In response to each of the applications, Sanusi said all the cases cited by the respondents were misconceived, adding that they were not applicable in the instance case.

He cited the case of INEC Vs Otti, 2016, 8NWLR, where the Supreme Court hinted that INEC was supposed to be neutral, arguing that all the processes filed before the panel have not portrayed the commission’s neutrality.

Sanusi further argued that the applications filed by the respondents were only meant to prevent the tribunal from focusing on hearing the petition on merit, asking the panel to dismiss the applications.

Subsequently, counsel for all parties in the matter agreed to begin the full hearing starting with the calling of witnesses on October 26.

In his ruling, the tribunal declared the pre-hearing session concluded and announced that the pre-hearing conference report would be presented on October 17.

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NEWS UPDATE?Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

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Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

The remains of Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo, one of the pilots of the NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft that crashed in Maiduguri, Borno state on March 31, 2021, have been laid to rest.


It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet was declared missing on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact. The crash site was later discovered and the bodies of the two pilots onboard the ill-fated jet were recovered. The pilots were on the battlefield fight Boko Haram members when the jet crashed.


On Thursday, October 13, friends and family members of the Late Ebiakpo gathered together at the National Military cemetery to bid him farewell. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.


See more photos from the funeral below…


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Phyna Bbnaija; Biography, Net Worth, Date Of Birth, Age, State Of Origin & Career – Lifestyle Nigeria

Real Name: Ijeoma Josephina

Stage Name: Phyna Bbnaija

Date Of Birth: 1997


Age: 25 years old

Profession: Actress

Nationality: Nigerian

State Of Origin: Edo State

Net Worth: $15K dollars

Details About Phyna Bbnaija

Phyna is currently 25 years old and she was born in the Nigerian state of Edo. Ijeoma Josephina is the correct spelling of her given name. She recounted herself as being the one who bring the ginger and the vibes to Biggie’s residence.


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Phyna Bbnaija Date Of Birth

Phyna Bbnaija was born in the year 1997 in the Nigerian state of Edo. As of the time that this article about Phyna’s BBnaija biography and net worth was written, she had not yet reached her 25th birthday.

What is the net worth of Phyna Bbnaija?

At the time of writing, phyna bbnaija’s net worth was calculated at $15,000.


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