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R. Kelly pays 2 months advance of child support

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R. Kelly pays 2 months advance of child support

Popular American multiple Grammy Award Winner, Robert Sylvester Kelly a.k.a. R. Kelly is getting ahead of his child support obligation by paying up to two months in advance to avoid another scare.


Kelly’s manager Darrell Johnson told TMZ that Kelly’s family attorney, Lisa Damico appeared in Chicago Court Tuesday afternoon and paid $41,666 to cover June and July child support to his ex-wife Andrea Lee.

As for the $32,000 Kelly still owes in interest on back child support, no decision was made in court.

However, Johnson says they don’t plan on paying anyway.

“At no point in the foreseen future do we see paying interest of child support. As of May 14 2019, Mr. Kelly is up to date on support payments.’’

It was previously reported that the father of three avoided another trip to the slammer earlier this month after appearing in court and paying all of the back child support ($62,000) he owed Lee.

The 52 year-old born Chicago rapper turn singer, song writer, and record producer has been on the hook for child support for $20,833 since January 2009.

On March 6, 2019, Kelly was taken back to the Cook County Jail after failing to pay $161,633 in child support.

On March 9, 2019, he was released after someone, who didn’t want to be identified, paid off the child support.

His lawyer said he couldn’t discuss the payment due to a Gag Order.

In 1996, Kelly married Lee, his former backup dancer and mother of his three children (Jay, Joann and Robert Kelly Jr.)

In 1997, he built a house in Olympia Fields, a village in Cook County, Illinois and moved in.

Lee filed a restraining order against Kelly in September 2005 after a physical altercation and ultimately filed for divorce in 2006.

In January 2009, it was reported that Kelly’s divorce was finalised.

His Olympia Fields house became the subject of a foreclosure lawsuit in 2011, and has since been bought by Rudolph Isley.

However, with his up to date child support status, the 6 foot 1 inch singer and professional basketball player can focus on the 10 count charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving underage girls.

In addition, he could focus on making more money through music, acting and if possible endorsements to further prepare him financially to meet up to his child support obligation the two months has elapsed.

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Singer Kelly Rowland joins U.S. coronavirus special to aid black community

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Kelly Rowland, Halle Berry, and Anthony Anderson are among a host of black celebrities taking on the coronavirus epidemic as the disease continues to disproportionately affect minorities in the U.S.


The actors and singers will take part in television special “Saving Our Selves: A BET COVID-19 Relief Effort,” airing on cable channel BET on Wednesday, that aims to deliver financial, educational and community support directly to the African American community.

Early data from U.S. states shows African Americans are dying from coronavirus at higher rates than the population at large, highlighting long-standing disparities in health and inequalities in access to medical care.

Rowland, a founder member of Destiny’s Child who will host the event along with Regina Hall and Terrence J., said the statistics have made her heart drop.

“We can’t have something like this take out our community,” she said. “I feel like we’ve been through so much. Our ancestors have been through so much. So we have to get through something like this,” Rowland said.

Others participating in Wednesday’s special include Chance the Rapper, DJ Khaled, Charlie Wilson and Fantasia.

Before U.S. states imposed strict lockdowns a month ago, Rowland was preparing to release an album she’s been working on for six years.

She decided to drop the first single “Coffee” early last week with hopes of bringing a bit of escapism to people.

She said the opening bells of “Coffee” took her back to a favourite spot in Jamaica.

“I was, like, if it makes me feel like that, I wonder what would it do for other people?… The women that are in this video are just so grounded in their beauty and sexuality and they’re so unapologetic about it. I was like, yeah, we need some of that right now.”

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R. Kelly loses bid to leave detention over coronavirus

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A United States district court has rejected a request by R&B singer, R. Kelly, to be released from prison custody over the coronavirus pandemic.


Kelly, 53, is currently in detention at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago where he awaits trial for multiple charges, including sexual exploitation of children.

The charges are filed in federal courts in Illinois, Chicago, and New York. He has pleaded not guilty to the allegations.

On March 26, the Grammy award winner, in separate applications in Chicago and New York, asked to be released from custody to avoid contracting the coronavirus which is wreaking havoc in the country.

He had argued that both his age and his recent surgery for hernia put him at a high risk for catching the coronavirus, according to the New York Post.

The ‘Your Body is Calling’ crooner needed approval from both courts to live with his girlfriend, Joycelyn Savage, at her Chicago residence, while awaiting trial.

But Justice Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York, who is

 

presiding over one of the two federal cases against the singer, was not convinced.

Ruling on the application on Tuesday, Donnelly said there had not been any reported cases of COVID-19, among Kelly’s fellow inmates in Chicago, the paper reported.

“While I am sympathetic to the defendant’s understandable anxiety about COVID-19, he has not established compelling reasons warranting his release.

“The defendant is currently in custody because of the risks that he will flee or attempt to obstruct, threaten or intimidate prospective witnesses.

“The defendant has not explained how those risks have changed,” Donnelly said in her ruling.

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‘TATU’, ‘Alter Ego’, ‘ISOKEN’, ‘POTATO POTATHO’, top AMVCA 2018 nomination list

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Block office hits ‘TATU’, ‘Alter Ego’, ‘ISOKEN’, ‘POTATO POTATHO’, are leading the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) nomination list, released on Saturday.


The nominees were revealed by Ghanaian actress and TV presenter, Joselyn Dumas, and Nigerian comedian and actor, Bovi through a syndicated broadcast on all Africa Magic channels.

‘TATU’ scored ten nominations including Best Lighting Designer, Best Supporting Actress, Best Makeup Artist, Best Art Director and Best Cinematographer.

It was also nominated for Best Director, Best Sound Editor, Best Soundtrack, Best Costume Designer and Best Movie West Africa.

‘Alter Ego’ got nine nominations including Best Overall Movie, Best Supporting Actress, Best Writer, Best Picture Editor and Best Cinematographer.

The thriller was also nominated for Best Actress, Best Director, Best Sound Editor, Best Actor in a Movie and Best Movie West Africa.

Meanwhile, ‘ISOKEN’ snagged six nominations including Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Director, Best Actress in a Comedy, Best Director, Best Costume Designer and Best Movie West Africa.

However, ‘Potato Potatho’ secured four nominations including Best Overall Movie, Best Costume Designer, Best Director and Best Movie West Africa.

Other multiple nominees include ‘Okafor’s Law’, ‘Banana Island Ghost’ ‘LOTANNA’ and ‘Hakunde’.

The underlisted are however the categories and nominees:

BEST SHORT FILM OR ONLINE VIDEO

THE HOUSEWIFE JAY – FRANKLIN JITUBOH

TOLU- NADINE IBRAHIM

PENANCE – MICHAEL ‘AMA PSALMIST’ AKINROGUNDE

LODGERS – KENI OGUNLOLA

TANWA.. THE CHILD WE WANTED – ADENIKE ADEBAYO

BEST DOCUMENTARY

THE FLESH BUSINESS – DENIS WANJOHI MAINA

NIGHTFALL IN LAGOS – JAMES AMUTA

GOD’S WIVES – BOLANLE OLUKANNI

OMIDAN, STYLES DEFUNCT BY AYAWORANHO3D – ADEREMI DAVIES

CALABAR CARNIVAL: WHAT THE PEOPLE THINK – OGHENEFEGO OFILI

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – HAUSA

MANSOOR – ALI NUHU

UMAR SANDA – KAMAL S ALKALI

DADIN KOWA SABON SALO – AREWA24

UWAR BARI – HAMISU LAMIDO IYANTAMA

RASHINSANI – TIANA JOHNSON

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – IGBO

BOUND – LILIAN AFEGBAI

OFUOBI – VICTOR IYKE

UWA NA EME NTUGHARI – TIANA JOHNSON

OGE NKEM – TIANA OBOYI JOHNSON

EGO MALAYSIA – IYOOH JAMES CHIDOZIE

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – YORUBA

ALAKITI – ABIODUN JIMOH, JUMOKE ODETOLA

ADABA – ADEBAYO SALAMI

ETIKO ONIGEDU – FEMI ADEBAYO

EGUN IRAN KINNI – OYINDAMOLA AWOTIDEBE

OSUN SENGESE – IBIRONKE OJO

BEST INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE MOVIE OR TV SERIES – SWAHILI

SUPA MODO – SARIKA HEMI LAKHANI

T-JUNCTION – AMIL ISSA SHIVJI

KERU – VICTOR GATONYE

MKAZA MWANA – TELLYRENCE WAYONGO

PETU NA GARU – SYLONE MALALO

BEST MOVIE SOUTHERN AFRICA

DESCENT – AWAL ABDULFATAI

THE ROAD TO SUNRISE – SHEMU JOYAH

SALUTE! – PHILIPPE TALAVERA

JOMAKO BLACK DEMOCRACY – ABRAHAM KABWE

NYASALAND – JOYCE MHANGO CHAVULA

BEST MOVIE EAST AFRICA

18 HOURS – PHOEBE RUGURU

DEVIL’S CHEST – HASSAN MAGEYE

THE FORBIDDEN – KIZITO SAMUEL SAVIOUR

RAIN – MATHEW & ELEANOR NABWISO

BELLA – MATT BISH

BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER MOVIE OR TV SERIES

TATU – AKPE ODODORU, TUNDE AKINNIYI

KADA RIVER – GODWIN GATTA

HIDDEN – AGBO KELLY

LOTANNA – TOKA MCBAROR

CHILDREN OF MUD – SUNDAY OLALEKAN

BEST OVERALL MOVIE

POTATO POTAHTO – SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO

ALTER EGO – MOSES EYIBIO

18 HOURS – PHOEBE RUGURU

DEVIL’S CHEST – HASSAN MAGEYE

DESCENT – AWAL ABDULFATAI

THE ROAD TO SUNRISE – SHEMU JOYAH

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA ( SERIES)

TATU – TOYIN ABRAHAM

BANANA ISLAND GHOST – DORCAS FAPSON

TATU – FUNLOLA AOFIYEBI-RAIMI

BLACKROSE – EBELE OKARO

ISOKEN – LYDIA FORSON

ALTER EGO – EMEM INWANG

BEST WRITER ( SERIES)

IDEMUZA – ALOAYE OMOAKE

SOUL TIE – KEHINDE JOSEPH

IDAHOSA TRAILS – STANLEE OHIKHUARE

18 HOURS – NJUE KEVIN

THE TORTURE – MULINDWA RICHARD

ALTER EGO – PATRICK N INWANG

HAKKUNDE – TOMI ADESINA

BEST TELEVISION SERIES

GINA AND FRIENDS – PAUL IGWE

PROFESSOR JOHNBULL – CHILDLESS WIVES – TCHIDI CHIKERE

PAPA AJASCO RELOADED – WALE ADENUGA

THIS IS IT – DOLAPO ADELEKE(LOWLA DEE)

RELATIVES – TUNDE ADEGBOLA

BEST PICTURE EDITOR SERIES

IDEMUZA – ALOAYE OMOAKE

18 HOURS – MARK MAINA

ALTER EGO – MOSES BAKARE

HAKKUNDE – ASURF OLUSEYI

HIDDEN – JIBRIL MAILAFIA

BEST MAKE UP ARTIST SERIES

TATU – THELMA OZY SMITH, HAKEEM EFFECT ONILOGBO

OJUKOKORO (GREED) – SANDRA OYIANA

WHAT LIES WITHIN – CYNTHIA UBUBA

DISGUISE – HAKEEM EFFECT

LOTANNA – NNENA EMEKALAM

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA ( SERIES)

BANANA ISLAND GHOST – SAIDI BALOGUN

BANANA ISLAND GHOST – TOMIWA EDUN

NEW MONEY – FALZ

IDAHOSA TRAILS – KUNLE IDOWU

OKAFOR’S LAW – GABRIEL AFOLAYAN

BETRAYAL – WALE OJO

BEST ART DIRECTOR MOVIE OR TV SERIES

TATU – DON OMOPE, UZOMA MIKE EBUKA, EBUNOLUWA FATOGUN

ISOKEN – JADE OSIBERU

IDAHOSA TRAILS – STANLEE OHIKHUARE

CHILDREN OF MUD – IMOH UMOREN

HIDDEN – YUSUF HASAN

LOTANNA – TUNJI AFOLAYAN

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER MOVIE OR TV SERIES

TATU – AKPE ODODORU

IDEMUZA – DICKSON GODWIN

T-JUNCTION – LESTER MILLADO

THE TORTURE – RWAMUSIGAZI KYAKUNZIRE

OKAFOR’S LAW – YINKA EDWARD

ALTER EGO – BISHOP ADENIYI

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY ( SERIES)

BACK UP WIFE – BIMBO ADEMOYE

EXCESS LUGGAGE – QUEEN NWOKOYE

THE BIG FAT LIE – RITA DOMINIC

10 DAYS IN SUN CITY – ADESUA ETOMI

AUNTIE BOSS – NYCE WANJERI

ISOKEN – DAKORE AKANDE

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA ( SERIES)

THE TORTURE – AGABA JOAN

WITNESS BOX – KEIRA HEWATCH

CHILDREN OF MUD – MIRIAM KAYODE

BELLA – CINDERELLA SANYU

ALTER EGO – OMOTOLA JALADE EKEINDE

BLACKROSE – LILIAN ECHELON

BEST DIRECTOR MOVIE

ALTER EGO – MOSES INWANG

IDEMUZA – ALOAYE OMOAKE

HAKKUNDE – ASURF OLUSEYI

TATU – DON OMOPE

ISOKEN – JADE OSIBERU

THE TORTURE – MULINDWA RICHARD

POTATO POTAHTO – SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO

BEST SOUND EDITOR MOVIE OR TV SERIES

TATU – KOLADE MORAKINYO

IDAHOSA TRAILS – STANLEE OHIKHUARE

ALTER EGO – ZEZOM GNAWNI

OJUKOKORO (GREED) – DAYO THOMPSON

HAKKUNDE – JAMES COON FALCON

BEST SOUND TRACK MOVIE OR TV SERIES

MO – TOM KOROLUK

BANANA ISLAND GHOST – ENYI OMERUAH AND FUNMBI OGUNBANWO

BELLA – ANDREW AHUURA

TATU – EVELLE

IDAHOSA TRAILS – ORIRI OSAYAMORE

18 HOURS – JACKTONE OKORE

BEST COSTUME DESIGNER MOVIE OR TV SERIES

TATU – YOLANDA OKEREKE

ISOKEN – JADE OSIBERU

POTATO POTAHTO – CHRISTIE BROWN

HAKKUNDE – JOAN GBEFWI

THE BRIDGE – NGOZI OBASI AND JAMES BESSINONE

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA ( SERIES)

ALTER EGO – WALE OJO

BENEVOLENCE – KALU IKEAGWU

THE TORTURE – RUSHABIRO RAYMOND

KETEKE – ADJETEY ANANG

SIDECHIC GANG – ADJETEY ANANG

ESOHE – CHRIS ATTOH

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY ( SERIES)

DR MEKAM – KALU IKEAGWU

THE BIG FAT LIE – BLOSSOM CHUKWUJEKWU

EXCESS LUGGAGE – IK OGBONNA

GUYNMAN – JIMMY ODUKOYA

POTATO POTAHTO – OC UKEJE

A MILLION BABY – ODUNLADE ADEKOLA

BEST MOVIE WEST AFRICA

POTATO POTAHTO – SHIRLEY FRIMPONG-MANSO

ALTER EGO – MOSES EYIBIO

ISOKEN – JADE OSIBERU

TATU – DON OMOPE, YOLANDE OKEREKE, SEGUN ARINZE, TOLU AWOBIYI

CHILDREN OF MUD – IMOH UMOREN

LOTANNA – IFAN MICHAEL

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