Dionne Warwick once jokingly referred to herself as the CEO of Twitter, but now the living legend wants no part amid all the chaos that seems to be circulating around the social media platform.
Jul 12, 2023
Twitter may have one of its most interesting and intriguing users in legendary singer Dionne Warwick. From her bio (or lack thereof) to the banner photo on her profile, the Grammy award winner has an uncanny way of keeping her followers engaged. If you tweet it, you twote it. https://t.co/aoVbfFdJCF — Dionne Warwick (@dionnewarwick) July 29, 2022 While the singer’s social media antics may entice people, Warwick’s tried, true, and iconic music career made her a household name. Officially named Marie Dionne Warwick, the American vocalist was born on Dec. 12, 1940, in East Orange, NJ. Music was always in sight as her mother led a gospel music group, and her father was a gospel music promoter. So, it is no surprise that she started singing at an early age in church. From there, she started a gospel group of her own and gained the attention of Scepter Records through associated tours and performances. On this label, she released her first single — “I Smiled Yesterday” — in 1962. After...
Aug 2, 2022
From Dennis Rodman to Ja Rule, celebrities are just like us in that they, too, can make bad financial investments. Most recently, AfroTech told the story of NBA player Tim Duncan, whose scamming financial adviser cost him more than $20 million. Yet, most interestingly of all, Duncan remained unbothered by his ex-adviser’s behavior. “Luckily I had a long career and made good money. This is a big chunk, but it’s not going to change my life in any way. It’s not going to make any decisions for me,” he said. But while the likes of Tim Duncan can easily bounce back from bad financial investments, not every celebrity is quite as lucky. These celebrities made bad financial investments — let’s take a look at how it worked out for them.
May 3, 2022