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Tory MP Dehenna Davison ‘overwhelmed’ with support after saying she is bisexual

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Tory MP Dehenna Davison ‘overwhelmed’ with support after saying she is bisexual

The Conservative MP Dehenna Davison has said she was “overwhelmed” by support after saying in an interview that she is bisexual. It is believed to be the first time a female Tory MP has come out as bisexual.

The 28-year-old Bishop Auckland MP, elected in 2019 as one of the Conservative “red wall” wins, and the first Conservative ever to represent the seat, discussed her sexuality in an interview with GB News, due to be broadcast later on Monday.

“If anyone were to explicitly ask me, I certainly wouldn’t try and hide it because I don’t think it’s anything to be ashamed of,” Davison said.

“The reason I haven’t done a kind of, ‘By the way, guys’, is because I don’t want being bi to be considered a big deal. If I did a very public kind of coming-out parade, that would be me saying there’s something really unusual about this and trying to make a big deal of it when to me it’s not. It’s just part of who I am.”

In the interview, with the former Labour MP Gloria De Piero, Davison said she was divorcing her husband, a councillor whom she married in 2018, and was now in a relationship, with a man, that was “going really well”.

Davison said she had used dating apps with “a kind of nickname”, as her first name is so distinctive she was worried she would be easily identifiable.

She said: “I didn’t say what I did for a living or anything like that. So it was a little bit more natural. I went on a few nice dates, dates with a few nice girls and a few nice guys. And it was just, you know, fun.”

In a tweet on Sunday evening, she added: “Really overwhelmed by the outpouring of love this evening. Thank you so much for your support.”

Conservative colleagues were among those praising Davison, with Peterborough MP Paul Bristow tweeting: “Good for DehennaDavison. Spot on. It’s not a big deal but by saying this – in a wide ranging interview – will undoubtedly still help others.”

The LGBT+ Conservatives Twitter account wrote: “We’re so proud of our friend DehennaDavison! We welcome her to our community with open arms and are so excited to continue working with her as she enters this new chapter in her life.”

Davison, who has become one of the more prominent among the 2019 intake of Tories, is a proponent of policies to improve opportunities in constituencies such as hers.

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Rihanna to headline the next Super Bowl halftime show

Rihanna to headline the next Super Bowl halftime show

Rihanna will take center stage at February’s Super Bowl halftime show.

The singer, who declined to perform in the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, will headline the 2023 Super Bowl, the NFL announced Sunday along with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Apple Music. Rihanna posted an image on Instagram of an arm outstretched holding an NFL football.

“Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn,” said Jay-Z, whose Roc Nation is an executive producer of the show, in a statement. “A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment.”

The Super Bowl will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 12. After years of Pepsi’s sponsorship, the upcoming halftime show will be sponsored by Apple Music.

Rihanna earlier said she turned down a similar opportunity for the 2019 Super Bowl that was ultimately headlined by Maroon 5. At the time, many artists voiced support for Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who protested police brutality against Black people and minorities by kneeling during the national anthem in 2016.

“I couldn’t dare do that. For what?” Rihanna told Vogue in 2019. “Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way,” she said of the league.

Kaepernick accused the NFL of colluding to keep him out of the league in a case that was eventually settled in early 2019.

In 2019, the NFL partnered with Roc Nation (which manages Rihanna) to help pick performers for the Super Bowl and strategize on the halftime show. The widely acclaimed 2022 halftime show featured Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige.

With sales of more than 250 million records worldwide, Rihanna ranks as one of the best-selling female artists ever. Her last album was 2016′s “Anti.” Rihanna last performed publicly at the Grammy Awards in 2018.

In the years since, Rihanna has occasionally teased her music return. Earlier this year, she had her first child with the rapper ASAP Rocky.

 

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Big Brother Naija: Sheggz, Hermes, Groovy Evicted

Three male housemates of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, Segun Olusemo, (Sheggz); Chibueze Iyele (Hermes) and Henry Orakwu (Groovy) have been evicted.

The three housemates were evicted during the live eviction show on Sunday.

Sheggz, Hermes and Groovy spent nine weeks on the reality TV show.

Groovy was the 17th housemate to leave Biggie’s house.

Speaking to the show host, Ebuka Uchendu, after his eviction, Hermes said he would be exploring several career opportunities.

According to him, I will explore sports, arts, other creative opportunities.

 

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Wap Tv Bags Outstanding Indigenous Television Award

At the 2022 edition of the Marketing edge awards, a popular cable channel, WapTV, has won the award for the ‘Outstanding Indigenous TV Channel of the Year’.

The award ceremony, which took place at Harbour Point Hall, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Friday September 16, 2022, came just weeks after the station received two honours at two separate events– ‘Best Family Entertainment TV Channel’ at the Kaduna International Film Festival; and ‘Indigenous TV Station of the Year’ at the Top Society Man of the Year Awards.

Expressing delight at the honour, the Managing Director of the station, Wole Adenuga (Jnr), said, “We are nothing without our viewers. When our presenters started speaking 100 per cent pidgin English on air, it was out of a need to reach the majority of Nigerians across various educational levels and socio-economic classes. We appreciate the millions of viewers who watch our channel on satellite TV, as well as the over 500,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel, which accumulates over 2.8 million views monthly.”

Launched in 2012, the station is a 24-hour family entertainment channel which shows TV dramas, comedy series, Nigerian movies (English, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa), reality shows, events, music videos, celebrity interviews, and other programmes.

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