Queen Latifah: Harvard University honours hip hop pioneer with medal

Queen Latifah: Harvard University honours hip hop pioneer with medal

- Queen Latifah, an ace hip-hop and Hollywood star, has been given the WEB Du Bois medal from Harvard University

- Latifah's award was given to her for what she has contributed to black culture and history

- The legend said that she made it despite the fact that so many people told her she would not make it

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An amazing hip hop star and one of Hollywood’s legends, Queen Latifah, has been honoured at Harvard University with the WEB Du Bois medal from the Hutchins Centre for African & African American Research.

She was given the award in recognition of her great contributions to black culture and history across the globe, People reports.

During the award ceremony, an excited Latifah said that having to combine entertainment with other worms has not always been a smooth one, adding that people said she would fail during her early days in the industry.

“Crossing over from rap to film, the people at our agency told my partner I could never be an A-list artist,” she said.

She said that the most wrong thing to tell her longtime business partner, Shakim Compere who was very determined to her successful, is that she can't make it.

Though she never won Grammy or Oscar like her contemporaries, Latifah said she most times get so stressed that she goes out to scream.

She encouraged the students of the university, telling them that they should not be bothered when people tell them they cannot be successful. She advised them to always believe in their dream.

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that two Nigerian-born TV personalities, Yewande Biala and Sherif Lanre featured in popular British reality show, Love Island.

The TV series is a reality dating series where young men and woman stay together and explore the possibilities of establishing relationships among themselves and the winner goes with £50,000 cash prize.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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