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Wrestler Silver King dies after ‘collapsing in ring at London show’

Former WCW wrestler Silver King has died after reportedly collapsing in the ring during a show in London.

The 51-year-old, who starred opposite Hollywood star Jack Black in the 2006 comedy Nacho Libre, had been performing at the Roundhouse in Camden on Saturday evening.

Organisers of the Lucha Libre show confirmed his death as tributes poured in for the Mexican, whose real name was Cesar Barron.

Professional wrestler and actor Silver King

Witnesses said Silver King’s co-performers initially did not realise there was a problem

According to Camden New Journal, Silver King’s co-performers did not initially realise there was a problem after he collapsed following a kick to the side of his body.

He was turned over and counted out but when he failed to recover, a team of medics rushed on stage, the newspaper said.

Mexican Lucha Libre wrestler Silver King in 2008

Silver King often portrayed the villainous character Ramses

Fans chanted “Silver, Silver” before the audience was told there would be a short break but the venue was cleared out shortly afterwards, it was reported.

A member of the audience told the Camden New Journal: “It seemed to be part of the show at first but then he didn’t get up – and then the medical team was on the stage.

“Everybody was cleared out and lots of police and ambulances were there.”

According to a description of the show on the Roundhouse’s website, Silver King was due to portray his villainous character Ramses from the film Nacho Libre.

Silver King, aka Ramses, during a show at the Roundhouse in Camden in 2008

Silver King during a show at the Roundhouse in Camden in 2008

Former WWE star Juventud “The Juice” Guerrera was also listed as one of the performers.

Former WWE stars Chris Jericho, X-Pac and Tommy Dreamer and ex-WCW president Eric Bischoff were among those to pay tribute to Silver King following his death.

X-Pac, whose real name is Sean Waltman, said he was “truly one of the greats”, while Jericho thanked him “for taking care of me and teaching me to become a better worker”.

Silver King joined World Championship Wrestling in 1997 and regularly appeared on its showpiece TV programme WCW Monday Nitro.

His highest profile match was an unsuccessful challenge for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Guerrera at Fall Brawl 1998.

He was released by the WCW in late 2000.

Lucha Libre wrestling was first introduced in the early 20th century and is known for its colourful masks, elaborate costumes, acrobatic techniques and high-flying manoeuvres.

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‘Yahoo Yahoo’: Zlatan Ibile chides fans in new single titled 4nights in Ekohtiebo

Nigerian artist, Omoniyi Temidayo, popularly known as Zlatan Ibile, has dropped new single few days after he was released by the EFCC.

Recall that Zlatan and Naira Marley were arrested by the EFCC over their alleged support of internet fraud also known as ‘yahoo yahoo’.

While Zlatan was released, Afeez Fashola aka Naira Marley has remained in custody of the graft agency.

But Zlatan has now taken to the studio to release a single entitled ”4nights in Ekohtiebo”

In the single, Zlatan chided those he tagged ‘fake friends’ who turned their back on him while he was in detention.

The song composed in Yoruba is translated thus: “Pretend you were dead, see who will shed tears over your death. Pretend to be broke and see who’ll ignore you.

“We eat and drink together. Just four days and you can’t hide your hatred for me. You guys didn’t expect me to return. Nobody is holy and don’t be quick to judge”.

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Hollywood actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Attacked In South Africa



Arnold Schwarzenegger, popular Hollywood star has been attacked by a man at a show in South Africa.

The incident happened on Saturday at a sporting event.

The AFP reports that the former politician was conversing with fans at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg when a man took a flying leap and kicked him high in the back.

Schwarzenegger confirmed the incident on Twitter saying “Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about.

“I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”

Schwarzenegger was in Johannesburg for the annual Arnold Classic Africa, an international multi-sports festival.

“He was sadly and unexpectedly attacked by a crazed fan as he was doing a walk-through to support athletes,” the organizers said, adding the attacker — who was immediately apprehended — was known to police for similar incidents in the past.

Schwarzenegger told organizers he would not press charges.

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Teni, Burna boy, Mr Eazi, Cardi B, Nipsey Hussle nominated for BET 2019 awards

Popular Nigerian musicians, Teni and Burna Boy have been nominated alongside Cardi B, Drake and Nipsey Hussle for the 2019 BET awards.

Teni was nominated for the award of the Best new international act while Burna Boy and Mr Eazi were picked for Best international act category.

Hip-hop star, Cardi B topped with seven nominations which included: video of the year, best female hip-hop artist, the viewer’s choice award and album of the year.

Hussle, who was shot to death on March 31 was nominated in the best male hip-hop artiste category. His competitors include: J. Cole, Travis Scott, Meek Mill, 21 Savage and Drake, who is behind Cardi B with five nominations.

The BET Awards will take place June 23 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Below is a list of nominees:

Video of the year:

21 Savage featuring J. Cole, “A Lot”;
Cardi B, “Money”
Cardi B and Bruno Mars, “Please Me”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “Nice for What”
The Carters, “Apes(asterisk)(asterisk)t.

Best female R&B/pop artist:
Beyoncé
Ella Mai; H.E.R.;
Solange
SZA
Teyana Taylor

Best male R&B/pop artist:
Anderson Paak
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend
Khalid

Best female hip-hop artist:
Cardi B
Kash Doll
Lizzo
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

Best male hip-hop artist:
21 Savage
Drake
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
Travis Scott.

Best new artist:
Blueface
City Girls
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Queen Naija

Best group:
Chloe x Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby
Gunna
Migos
The Carters

Best collaboration: 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, “A Lot”; Cardi B and Bruno Mars, “Please Me”; Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, “I Like It”; H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller, “Could’ve Been”; Travis Scott featuring Drake, “Sicko Mode”; Tyga featuring Offset, “Taste.”

Album of the year:

Cardi B, “Invasion of Privacy”
Ella Mai, “Ella Mai”
Meek Mill, “Championships”
The Carters, “Everything Is Love”
Travis Scott, “Astroworld

Viewers’ choice award:

Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, “I Like It”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Drake, “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai, “Trip”
J. Cole, “Middle Child”
Travis Scott featuring Drake, “Sicko Mode

Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award:
Erica Campbell featuring Warryn Campbell, “All of My Life”
Fred Hammond, “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin, “Love Theory”
Snoop Dogg featuring Rance Allen, “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin, “Never Alone.”

Best actress:
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Regina King
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis.

Best actor:

Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

Best movie:

“Blackkklansman”
“Creed 2″
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Spider-Man
Into the Spider-Verse”
“The Hate U Give.”

Youngstars award: Caleb McLaughlin; Lyric Ross; Marsai Martin; Michael Rainey Jr.; Miles Brown.

Sportswoman of the year: Allyson Felix; Candace Parker; Naomi Osaka; Serena Williams; Simone Biles.

Sportsman of the year: Kevin Durant; LeBron James; Odell Beckham Jr.; Stephen Curry; Tiger Woods.

BET HER award:
Alicia Keys, “Raise a Man”
Ciara, “Level Up”
H.E.R., “Hard Place”
Janelle Monae, “PYNK”
Queen Naija, “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor, “Rose in Harlem.

Video director of the year: Benny Boom; Colin Tilley; Dave Meyers; Hype Williams; Karena Evans.

Best international act:
AKA (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Dave (U.K.)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (U.K.)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

Best new international act:
Headie One (U.K.)
Jok’Air (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (U.K.)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Teni (Nigeria).

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