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A Report That Claimed Rihanna Donated $2 Million to Sierra Leone Is Fake News

A false report surfaced over the weekend, claiming that the singer donated $2 million towards relief efforts in Sierra Leone.

It's no secret that Rihanna has been involved in extensive philanthropic work in recent months—a few weeks ago, the singer donated bikes to Malawian schoolgirls through her Clara Lionel Foundation.


Though her efforts seem genuine, we can't say the same for a recent report that surfaced over the weekend, claiming that the singer had donated $2 million towards relief efforts in Sierra Leone.

A false story with the headline "Rihanna donates whopping sum of money to Sierra Leone's mudslide victims," was published in both Barbados Today and Global News over the weekend. Reports stated that the superstar had donated the funds to help those affected by the mudslide, and "provide shelter, food, clothing, and medicines." They posted the story along with what they claimed were direct quotes from the singer.

The story was shared several times across social media, before a spokesperson from the Clara Lionel Foundation told Buzzfeed News that the report was in fact false.

"Like many around the world, we are devastated by the tragic mudslide in Sierra Leone," said the spokesperson.

"Yet, we have to address that the entirety of the story reported in Barbados Today and later re-posted on Global News is untrue and completely inaccurate. The Barbados Today story has since been removed to reflect this."

Last Monday, a hillside collapsed in the capital city of Freetown, in what is now being called one of "Africa's worst flooding disasters." According to local reports, the death toll has reached 500, while 600 others remain missing.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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