Akon 'to build real life Wakanda' in Senegal

Grammy-nominated artist Akon is planning to build a futuristic city in Senegal and base its entire economy around a new cryptocurrency named after himself. The multi-platinum-selling music producer unveiled the ambitious project at a creatives festival in Cannes,...

Ariana Grande to marry SNL's Pete Davidson

Ariana Grande’s boyfriend, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, has confirmed they are engaged. Rumours over whether the couple were to marry have been swirling for some time, with both having teased fans with a series of suggestive posts on social media, and...

Todd Fisher opens up about Carrie and Debbie

Todd Fisher has opened up about the deaths of his mother and sister, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. The 60-year-old said the loss he felt was “stunning” after Fisher – who found fame as Princess Leia in Star Wars – died aged 60 following a...

Seven shootings in the history of rap

The death of XXXTentacion – one of the biggest names in SoundCloud rap, who was loved by his fans but reviled for violent domestic abuse – has shocked hip hop followers. With the murder of another US rapper, Jimmy Wopo, reported just a few hours after...

Thirteen famous people who were refugees

Thousands of families are forced to flee for their lives every day because of violence in their countries, according to the United Nations. On World Refugee Day, Sky News looks at some of the famous examples of refugees who have left their mark in the worlds of...