Akon talks Investing Into Africa On Drink Champs

MIAMI, Florida — Senegalese entertainer, Akon, who  rose to prominence in 2004 with his chart-topping single, “Locked Up,”sat down with Revolt TV’s Drink Champs podcast hosts Noreaga and DJ EFN to discuss why it is the right opportunity and time to invest in Africa. Akon returned to the continent himself with his Light Up Africa…

Chef Carlos Brown named New Executive Chef by The Gathering Spot

ATLANTA, Georgia — Renowned celebrity chef, Carlos Brown, has been named the new Executive Chef at Atlanta’s premier private membership club The Gathering Spot. Chef Carlos Brown is most known as the go-to culinary guru for high profile clients including – Oprah Winfrey, Shaquille O’Neal, Jim Carey, Danny Glover, Viola Davis, Maxine Waters and many…

JAY-Z & Diddy Top Forbes’ List Of World’s Highest-Paid Hip Hop Acts 2018

NEW YORK, New York — Forbes unveiled their annual list for The World’s Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts 2018. Holding down the top spot in 2018 is Brooklyn’s own, Jay-Z, who earned $76.5 million. Sean “Diddy” Combs, landed at No. 2 with $64 million. While Kendrick Lamar, rounded out the top 3, pulling in $58 million. Other…

Coca-Cola Acquires Costa Limited in U.K.

ATLANTA, Georgia — Coca-Cola has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Costa Limited, which is based in the United Kingdom and has operations across much of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019.

Coca-Cola invests in Kobe Bryant Sports Drink – Body Armor

ATLANTA, Georgia — On Tuesday, Coca-Cola announced it purchased a minority stake in sports drink BodyArmor. Retired NBA and Los Angeles Lakers great, Kobe Bryant, is the fourth-largest investor in the brand, marketed as a healthier competitor to Gatorade, behind the brand’s co-founder Mike Repole. Bryant made his first investment in the brand, for roughly…

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma to Launch ‘Netpreneur Prize’ in South Africa

JOHANNESBURGH, South Africa — Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma launched the Jack Ma Foundation ‘Netpreneur’ Prize, a new program created to support and fund African entrepreneurs who are working to address Africa’s most important challenges and further its digital economy through local entrepreneurship. The prize was announced at the “Netpreneurs: The Rise…

Floyd Mayweather aims to franchise 500 boxing gyms

LOS ANGELES, California — Floyd Mayweather Jr, considered the greatest boxer of his era, launched a new boxing and fitness studio that is now available for franchise. “The Franchise Maker has been instrumental in getting our franchise program approved to franchise so quickly,” says James Williams, CEO of Mayweather Boxing + Fitness. “Dave has been…

NOVAGOLD to Sell 50% Stake in Galore Creek to Newmont for $275 Million

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC. announced this week that it has entered into a binding agreement with Newmont Mining Corporation. NOVAGOLD has agreed to sell its 50% interest in the Galore Creek project (“Project”), owned by the Galore Creek Partnership (GCP). The Project is located in northern British Columbia, Canada. All dollar amounts…

Inside A $45 Million Private Jet!

FARNBOROUGH, England — At the Farnborough International Airshow, Airbus debuted a new $45 million private that will soon be operated by Qatar Airways. Business Insider was able to bring a camera onboard the new Qatar Airways private jet and see what makes this one of the most luxurious ways to travel on the planet. A…