Oscar-Winning Actress Mo’Nique Sues Netflix For Pay Discrimination

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Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique on Thursday filed a pay discrimination lawsuit against Netflix, alleging the streaming giant offered her less money than it did to white and male performers because she is a black woman.

Mo’Nique, also a singer and comedian, said in the lawsuit that a proposed $500,000 fee from Netflix in 2018 to make a stand-up comedy special was a “discriminatory low-ball offer.”

“I had a choice to make: I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me,” she said in an Instagram post.

 

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Gospel Artist, Precious Sam Hosts Album Launch Concert

gospel artist, precious sam,concertFollowing the successful release of the music video for his latest single, ‘Alagbawi’, musicologist and gospel music singer, Precious Sam, hosted an album release concert in Lagos, for the new album titled ‘The Future’.

Giving insight on the title of the album, he explained that “the future is bright” although many seem to have given up on Nigeria.

He said it is a reminder that other developed countries have had their fair share of hardship however, they overcame.

In the case of Nigeria, he says everyone ought to be in unity as the nation is only passing through a phase.

He also hinted that some tracks on the album give insight as to where the problems lay, rather than the popular idea that it’s the fault of the government.

The gospel artist says his academic background in music gives him an edge and the opportunity to create something unique which he called a fusion of afro-beat and high-life.

He considers his music to fully message-based as opposed to the dance concept of regular music.

Business With God

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Monique

Another gospel singer and music partner, Monique expressed joy over the album launch, saying that she feels blessed to win souls for God through the ministrations.

“Doing business with God is always profitable we are winning souls and getting blessed.

“Even if other artists are killing it, we are winning it. we are not setting our standards by whatever they are winning,” she said.

Parker’s actress Yvette Wilson, dies at 48

Yvette Wilson, comedian and actress best known for her work on the popular 1990s sitcom “Moesha”  and “Parkers” ‘is dead. She passed away at the age of 48.

The actress and comedian died on Thursday in the hospital, after battling with stage 4 Cervical Cancer, said her manager Holly Carter.

Yvette lived in Los Angeles and was born in 1964. She began her acting career as a standup comic and starred in sketch shows “In Living Color” and Thea.

She was also seen in movies such as “Poetic Justice” and “House Party III.” She was able to achieve fame in “Moesha” where she starred alongside with singer Brandy.

In 1999 she featured in popular comedy show “Parkers” alongside with actress Mo’Nique, where they were best friends.